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Foxfire Browser

I thought I'd give the Foxfire a try on my Windows 10 laptop, so I downloaded and created an account, etc. All worked fine until I tried to use my desktop shortcuts to op… (read more)

I thought I'd give the Foxfire a try on my Windows 10 laptop, so I downloaded and created an account, etc. All worked fine until I tried to use my desktop shortcuts to open Chrome, Google Photos and Gmail. Non would open. I then opened Google and found my sync was off. I tried to sign in and could not sign into my Google Account, I then spent several hours with Google support trying to find the problem. At last, it allowed me to sign in and restore all my Google account items. I then uninstalled Firefox as I didn't want to go thru this problem again.

Does anyone know why this occurred and how to avoid it again if I were to want to reinstall Foxfire?

Thanks for the help.

Ken

Asked by knmiller4734 6 hours ago

Last reply by James 1 hour ago

bookmarks toolbar icons and tabs

I have been using FireFox from the beginning, and it is still my browser of choice. Nonetheless, I still see some ways in which the interface would be better. In the long… (read more)

I have been using FireFox from the beginning, and it is still my browser of choice. Nonetheless, I still see some ways in which the interface would be better. In the long past, I'd been able to put some XML/XUL CSS code in userchrome.css to make these better, at least for me. However, 5-10 years ago, changes in FireFox broke these changes. For the past 5-10 years, I would occasionally get some time to tweak my userchrome.css with information find on this forum or elsewhere online. But every time I found some code snippets, FireFox had changed enough that they didn't work anymore. This is concerning in that the structure and codebase is changing relatively frequently and it's hard to find out how this affects these code snippets.

The two userchrome tweaks i would really like are (a) showing only icons on the bookmarks toolbar, and (b) having the tabs right next to the main window.

Full disclosure: I am not an IT professional, but I started off coding in machine code and only then was allowed to code in A86 assembler. I have had a long interest in user interaction design. I'm a physician and medical school professor, so my interest is primarily in medical software. But I've helped organize some international symposia on the usability of medical software at which I have also lectured, have a blog devoted to the subject, and I was awarded the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award by the Informatics Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

So, now for an observation. I have a file cabinet drawer filled with paper records that I need to keep in paper form (as opposed to my usual scanning to PDF. These papers are sorted into file folders. I do not cut the tabs off of all of my folders and put them in a pile somewhere else. Which is why I want my tabs to visually connect to the content in each "folder" by being next to them.

And as far as the Bookmarks Toolbar: I realize the importance of positional memory. I want to have my most important bookmarks on the screen – lots of them – where I can click on them easily. Easily in this case means not having to read text, but being able to automatically move my mouse cursor to about the right place and then refine my click by recognizing the graphic icon for that website.

The best solution would be for the fireFox coders to think about these things, come around to my way of thinking (which OBVIOUSLY has to be right), and make changes in the codebase to make observe these UX principles, and make the appropriate changes in the user interface. Or at least make them options in the user interface. Or at the very least, post in an obvious place changes to the underlying structure that kills userchrome coding (with suggestions how to change the code to work in the new architecture) so that those who are not immersed in the innards of FireFox like me have a fighting chance to improve the interface, at least for a few of us.

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Asked by kconovermd 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

extensions do not appear

Hello I used to be able to select my an extension to use, from the puzzle piece icon. I now can no longer see any extensions, when I click on the puzzle piece icon. When … (read more)

Hello

I used to be able to select my an extension to use, from the puzzle piece icon.

I now can no longer see any extensions, when I click on the puzzle piece icon.

When I "manage" my extensions, all the the extensions I downloaded are present and active.

Any Ideas?

THANKS, Mauro

Asked by 8ernus 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

update 109.0

After updating to 109.0 Firefox won't open on primary monitor. I have moved it, closed it, but it restarts back on secondary monitor. After I move it to primary monitor, … (read more)

After updating to 109.0 Firefox won't open on primary monitor. I have moved it, closed it, but it restarts back on secondary monitor. After I move it to primary monitor, if I open another browser window it opens on the primary. I have renamed the xulstore.json file(so it creates a new one) but that did not help. It was working fine before the 109.0 update. I also have chrome installed and it works fine the way it should, so I'm thinking it is a Firefox 109.0 problem.

Asked by jstrunk1 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

In Ten Forums, Firefox 109, scrolling in the message field scrolls the whole page

At TenForums, with Firefox 109, scrolling in the message field scrolls the whole page. This is not a problem in Chrome. I haven't tested in earlier versions of Firefox, … (read more)

At TenForums, with Firefox 109, scrolling in the message field scrolls the whole page. This is not a problem in Chrome.

I haven't tested in earlier versions of Firefox, however I believe this has been an issue, in the least, with recent previous Firefox versions as well. The only way to scroll the message field separately is to use the scroll bar. I don't recall it always being like this.

Ia this a Firefox Problem, or a website issue? I don't have that problem here.

Asked by noel_envode 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Transfering bookmarks and tabs from windows 10 laptop to new Windows 11 laptop

I would like to transfer my bookmarks (and my open tabs) from my Windows 10 laptop to a new Windows 11 laptop. I've looked at the questions and answers people have posted… (read more)

I would like to transfer my bookmarks (and my open tabs) from my Windows 10 laptop to a new Windows 11 laptop. I've looked at the questions and answers people have posted but its a complete mystery to me. I had thought that when I loaded Firefox onto the new PC and signed in, everything would automatically appear. I was successful in doing that with Chrome but Firefox is still my primary browser and I've had no luck. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by royarbeit 10 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 hours ago

Error occurring when trying to log in to Mozilla support with Firefox account

I had Mozilla support account before, but now it seems Mozilla support accounts are phased out and instead Firefox accounts are used. When I try to log in to Mozilla supp… (read more)

I had Mozilla support account before, but now it seems Mozilla support accounts are phased out and instead Firefox accounts are used.

When I try to log in to Mozilla support with my Firefox account two errors are occurring:

"The email used with this Firefox Account is already linked in another profile." "This account is not active. Please contact an administrator if you believe this is an error"

I think the problem is that my Firefox account had e-mail address A, and my Mozilla account has address B Then I have changed my Firefox account e-mail address to address B.

I'm aware that this is not the best forum for this kind of issue but I have found no email address I could reach for help with account without being able to login so I had to create new Firefox account to ask this question, and there is no "meta" board for questions about Mozilla/Firefox accounts itself.

Asked by temp_support_account 4 weeks ago

Last reply by eborieli 6 hours ago

Firefox updated to 109 and cannot change the homepage to a url

Cannot change home page to a url. ALL attempts result in Firefox ridiculoucly tyring to save a file called, "UpdateBrowser.rar" After refresh to default, and home page … (read more)

Cannot change home page to a url. ALL attempts result in Firefox ridiculoucly tyring to save a file called, "UpdateBrowser.rar"

After refresh to default, and home page is default Firefox. Home page opens to the defuult. Home page icon links to default. HOWEVER, it's iike the browser remembers the url that was attempted to be the home page, and the same ridiculous "UpdateBRowser.rar" keeps happening when that url is entered to go to! WTF is going on?

Asked by Mr. Y 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

New bookmark not showing up in old folder

I loaded firefox 108.0.1 (64-bit) on my new computer with windows 11 Home. I imported my old bookmarks from my old computer and they seem to to work OK. But when I add ne… (read more)

I loaded firefox 108.0.1 (64-bit) on my new computer with windows 11 Home. I imported my old bookmarks from my old computer and they seem to to work OK. But when I add new a bookmark to one of my old folders that I imported the bookmark does not show up when I use the icon “Show your Bookmarks”. If I go to “Manage Bookmarks” and go to the file the bookmark it is there.

Asked by hughm1 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

unwanted logo on home screen

I received a request for a signature on a legal document. I signed and returned the document. But the logo of the company remains. I cannot delete it. Yes, I have tried b… (read more)

I received a request for a signature on a legal document. I signed and returned the document. But the logo of the company remains. I cannot delete it. Yes, I have tried by hovering on the upper right corner where 3 dots appear, clicking there, then clicking dismiss and/or remove from history but the logo remains. All other such logos of visited web sites can be removed by this method. I have removed all but the most recently visited/used web site logo/shortcuts and still this one logo remains. I have contacted that company's tech support but they had no workable solutions. What do I do to resolve this issue?

Asked by spaaluels 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

Double-clicking sometimes opens a bookmark page

Hello at Mozilla Support, I'm having this issue where sometimes, when I double-click to download a link or open a downloads item, it opens the same bookmark page instead.… (read more)

Hello at Mozilla Support,

I'm having this issue where sometimes, when I double-click to download a link or open a downloads item, it opens the same bookmark page instead. This is the page, and not sure if it's alphabetical, since this pages starts with an 'a' "https://authorspublish.com/#optin" Wondering how I can get this to stop changing the page I am on and opening the bookmark.

Thanks, Sonya

Asked by Sidonie.wa 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

Make tab selecting hotkey on Windows similar to Linux

Hi, When using Firefox on Linux, the hotkey I usually use to switch between tabs is Alt + <Tab index>. But when I switch to Windows, the hotkey becomes Ctrl + <T… (read more)

Hi,

When using Firefox on Linux, the hotkey I usually use to switch between tabs is Alt + <Tab index>. But when I switch to Windows, the hotkey becomes Ctrl + <Tab index>.

Is there any way to change this hotkey on Windows to become like Linux?

Thanks.

Asked by Accodius 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 hours ago

crashing

Здравствуйте, при каждом запуске браузера происходит падение, как в обычном так и в безопасном режиме,входит раза с 20го а то и больше. при попытке что либо скачать или з… (read more)

Здравствуйте, при каждом запуске браузера происходит падение, как в обычном так и в безопасном режиме,входит раза с 20го а то и больше. при попытке что либо скачать или загрузить сразу же происходит падение. делал очистку и чистую установку удалял все аддоны проверял версии но ничего не помогает.ниже все последние отчеты по падениям bp-5258a840-e170-42ae-a91a-c86ef0230129 29.01.2023, 12:00 bp-9f26789e-7f92-4d89-8146-dd3cd0230123 23.01.2023, 15:18 bp-81b845d2-4422-4bd2-b462-8dbac0230123 23.01.2023, 15:18 bp-0a7f5964-634a-4789-9fb1-2ef520230123 23.01.2023, 15:14 bp-fa242af3-ebfd-4eca-bef7-ab7c50230123 23.01.2023, 15:11 bp-c711a64b-b942-4553-bb83-3d56e0230123 23.01.2023, 15:10 bp-7188edd5-7f6b-4f9f-a8d1-b48c60230123 23.01.2023, 15:08 bp-18a3eb0b-cdb3-4d6c-8363-0b3bc0230122 22.01.2023, 15:28 bp-e11e216a-e119-477f-a856-992350221207 07.12.2022, 13:52 bp-d74be234-27c4-46e1-9410-bac540221201 01.12.2022, 21:37 bp-94c9c72f-d557-4e85-bfba-f4ebe0221129 29.11.2022, 12:30 bp-2a8cf968-a783-4152-a1bd-7cc700221129 29.11.2022, 12:30 bp-a2660331-09a7-4692-907e-cd46b0221031 31.10.2022, 14:01 bp-717a4c22-e957-4046-8bdb-b11320221026 26.10.2022, 12:39 bp-c3f50104-9de4-4e9c-954b-38cbc0221026 26.10.2022, 12:35 bp-83773546-15a6-40a8-af96-ad25d0221024 25.10.2022, 0:23 bp-15aa9834-d969-40db-bcc6-e10340220906 06.09.2022, 10:33 bp-24567997-cde6-4616-a1cc-154470230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-3e56a7e2-b9f0-49bb-bb23-b4c580230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-77aa70d4-a97f-4d9f-ba27-e45910230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-750e9d94-865f-4a29-9533-74d1f0230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-b68c0ceb-159a-478c-a41d-e34390230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-03222548-874f-417a-9551-e2c090230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-42fe9c88-0b31-453d-8af4-2e00c0230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-0bb24d82-e08e-49c2-be8d-043390230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-4fefa779-6f52-4799-ba12-6252f0230129 29.01.2023, 18:19 bp-e7e35422-5ae1-43bf-9307-f0e720230129 29.01.2023, 18:19

Asked by thorny1 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Forced to change password due to a completely broken system and lost literally everything.

I had a major PC crash that forced me into fresh installing windows to even be able to use my system. I thought i knew my password for firefox, but i could not for the li… (read more)

I had a major PC crash that forced me into fresh installing windows to even be able to use my system. I thought i knew my password for firefox, but i could not for the life of me remember, it has been like 5 years. It said i would lose "some" bits of my history changing my pasword, bookmarks etc. But in reality it is literally everything. Not one bookmark, piece of history, or add on was remembered.

Is there anything you guys can do? I've lost extremely important bookmarks.

Asked by ste.j.2010 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Google and Youtube

Hello, please I've been experiencing an odd bug while browsing. Whenever I try to open or continue browsing these sites (belonging to google) google.com or youtube.com i… (read more)

Hello,

please I've been experiencing an odd bug while browsing.

Whenever I try to open or continue browsing these sites (belonging to google) google.com or youtube.com it just keeps loading them (for a long time) then the tab/tabs just stop loading and after refreshing them i can finally browse on these sites.

Hope You will respond with a fix cause it's annoying me further and further

Thanks

Asked by miroslavhorecky1 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

bookmarks urls are not stable and change to unknown sites

The bookmarks are constantly changing to where I can no longer use them. I'll bookmark them to a folder one day and the next day their URL and icon has changed and goes … (read more)

The bookmarks are constantly changing to where I can no longer use them. I'll bookmark them to a folder one day and the next day their URL and icon has changed and goes to a totally different site. What's happened? Using Foxfire browser

Asked by mlux1 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago