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can't get torrent files to open in my torrent client

Hi I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatica… (read more)

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I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatically open in my torrent client.

I have been to Firefox general settings, and Applications - "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing" but .torrent is not listed. When I search "torrent" in the Applications search box, I get only "magnet" as a result, nothing for "torrent" files (see image).

Any advice on how to automatically open .torrent files from the web in my torrent client would be appreciated.

Asked by dave54321ac 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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lost everything with firefox

my pc had friend so when i got a new one i lost all of my firefox data, how can i get all of it back so i was forced to start all over, i lost all my, bookmarks, tabs, hi… (read more)

my pc had friend so when i got a new one i lost all of my firefox data, how can i get all of it back so i was forced to start all over, i lost all my, bookmarks, tabs, history and saved passwords

Asked by dj_dean 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Google sign in pop-up.

Does anyone know how to configure Firefox to stop the annoying google log-in pop-up? I've seen others ask the same question, but I have not seen any functional answers. … (read more)

Does anyone know how to configure Firefox to stop the annoying google log-in pop-up? I've seen others ask the same question, but I have not seen any functional answers. I've never had a google account, for anything. I don't get the pop-up with other browsers, like Falcon or Brave. It's just a problem on Firefox. I appreciate you help!

Asked by njbetavirp1 1 year ago

Answered by njbetavirp1 1 year ago

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is there any way to hide the status bar (or pop-up) at the bottom left?

Hi, I'd like to get rid of the status bar at the bottom left corner. I know it goes away and it seems impossible to remove. But is there any way to remove it? I add an im… (read more)

Hi, I'd like to get rid of the status bar at the bottom left corner. I know it goes away and it seems impossible to remove. But is there any way to remove it? I add an image to show what I want to remove. Thanks in advance!

Asked by hyeseung97 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How to change the background color and text color of the URL search bar?

I recently installed a theme that I really like, but the search bar by default is a blinding white color and it contrasts heavily with the dark blue colors in the theme I… (read more)

I recently installed a theme that I really like, but the search bar by default is a blinding white color and it contrasts heavily with the dark blue colors in the theme I picked.

Is there a way for me to edit the background color and text color of the search bar to be a different color? I've tried looking at different solutions and most of them make reference to userchrome or something else I have absolutely no idea how to work. Can someone explain to me, in the most simple and hard to get wrong terms as humanly possible, how to change the background and text color in the search bar? Is this something I edit the theme itself for? How do I do that?

Thanks in advance. Attached image shows the part of the browser I'm talking about if it somehow wasn't clear enough. I'd like to turn the white color into, say, dark blue or gray, and change the text color to a light blue or white.

Asked by rrettqt34xc4tv35qby 1 year ago

Answered by rrettqt34xc4tv35qby 1 year ago

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08/13/22 = Missing Firefox icon on taskbar

I haven't used this laptop (Win10) in a few days, but FFox just updated to 103.0.2 and the icon in the taskbar is no longer there. It's a "blank page" looking thing. Wow.… (read more)

I haven't used this laptop (Win10) in a few days, but FFox just updated to 103.0.2 and the icon in the taskbar is no longer there. It's a "blank page" looking thing. Wow. After years of having FFox in my taskbar, I'm surprised by how disorienting this is. LOL.

I unpinned from the taskbar, and the icon appeared for a half second before it went away. Re-pinned, and the blank page icon is back. Creating a shortcut for the desktop works just fine, but I'm used to the taskbar.

Obviously, I can deal with this, but I thought y'all should know that this broke in the last update. At least, for me, it did.

Thanks,

 -- Lucy

Asked by xyz10 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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Firefox saves file when "Open with" is selected.

Hello! I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work … (read more)

Hello!

I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work around to get the "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt.

Is this no longer possible?

Thanks.

Asked by zed 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Poor video quality

I've tried everything to fix poor picture quality when streaming "third party" videos, e.g., YouTube. Colors are washed out; weird contrast; everything looks like it's co… (read more)

I've tried everything to fix poor picture quality when streaming "third party" videos, e.g., YouTube. Colors are washed out; weird contrast; everything looks like it's coming through a haze. Streams from Netflix, Amazon look normal. And sorry, guys, the same third party streams from YouTube et al. look totally normal in the MS Outlook browser. Have tried all kinds of settings and rebooted as well. No change.

Please advise. This problem appears to be unique to Firefox.

Asked by rwerber45 9 months ago

Answered by andrea.dika 9 months ago

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Firefox printing with System print dialog

Since the last update to Firefox I have not been able to print using the system dialog. Only the new Firefox print screen comes up. How can I return to system printing … (read more)

Since the last update to Firefox I have not been able to print using the system dialog. Only the new Firefox print screen comes up. How can I return to system printing dialog?

Also the ability to set print quality in the Firefox print screen does not exist. I can do copies, black or color, duplex printing, etc but not set the print quality like draft, text, photo, etc.

I also have many forms I've setup for printing and I can't access these.

Thanks, Pat

Asked by patbarrmail 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Credit Card Autofill

The credit card autofill shows all the credit cards but when I click on any of them it does not autofill. Ive used this hundreds of times before and it worked fine. I nev… (read more)

The credit card autofill shows all the credit cards but when I click on any of them it does not autofill. Ive used this hundreds of times before and it worked fine. I never changed any settings and the autofill setting is on.

Please help!

Alex

Asked by ad96321 1 year ago

Answered by YongHan 1 year ago

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Firefox prefers IPv4 address in a dual-stack environment

Hi, I'm using IPv4 as well as IPv6 addresses in my home network. But Firefox uses always the IPv4 connection when I open a website. When I open the same website in MS Ed… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using IPv4 as well as IPv6 addresses in my home network. But Firefox uses always the IPv4 connection when I open a website. When I open the same website in MS Edge, the IPv6 connection is used.

I've captured the network traffic during opening a website in Firefox, which is reachable over IPv4 and IPv6. First I see two DNS queries (A and AAAA) for the domain name. Both responses containing the correct IP address, and they arrive nearly at the same time at the client. Next I can see the TCP handshake. But it's send between the IPv4 address only. No IPv6 connection was attempted.

When I run the IPv6 test at https://test-ipv6.com, the IPv6 resuls are nearly fine. Only the web browser test says "Your browser has real working IPv6 address - but is avoiding using it."

When I run the same test in MS Edge, all tests are fine.

So it seems that this is not a OS or network issue. It affects Firefox only.

What I've already tried:

  • Disabled all extensions
  • Created a new profile
  • Used the IPv6 address of the website instead of the FQDN -> Works fine.
  • Checked DNS cache of Firefox (about:networking). It contains the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the requested websites

I guess that Firefox prefers the A record for some reason. But I've no idea why. Has anybody an idea what could causing this?

Thanks.

Jas Man

Asked by JasMan 1 year ago

Answered by JasMan 1 year ago

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Blurred screen on a few websites

Just lately I have been finding that, for a few websites, they are unusable because the screen looks extremely blurred. I have attached a screenshot. Compare this with wh… (read more)

Just lately I have been finding that, for a few websites, they are unusable because the screen looks extremely blurred. I have attached a screenshot. Compare this with what you see at ba.com.

I am wondering if this is caused by a new secure feature of FF which is incompatible with these few sites. Really, any suggestions would be welcome. Otherwise I have to use Edge..

Asked by bxcfilm 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Video causes browser to display white screen

Occasionally, when I am watching a video on Youtube or Twitch, the video will glitch and cause the browser to go completely white. On Youtube, there will be a small visua… (read more)

Occasionally, when I am watching a video on Youtube or Twitch, the video will glitch and cause the browser to go completely white. On Youtube, there will be a small visual glitch and on Twitch, the video will crash and need to be reloaded, but otherwise nothing else happens.

Asked by wafflemansa 1 year ago

Answered by wafflemansa 1 year ago

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Firefox Font Issues DIsplay

Hi Guys, For a couple of weeks now, and since the last update (102.0.1 64-bit), my Firefox displays odd characters in some pages and in all emails. This issue doesn't h… (read more)

Hi Guys,

For a couple of weeks now, and since the last update (102.0.1 64-bit), my Firefox displays odd characters in some pages and in all emails.

This issue doesn't happen in safari or Chrome.

I've cleared all cookies, and browsing data multiple times and re-installed Firefox and the issue comes back every time.

See attached a couple of samples

Asked by skyjoker 1 year ago

Answered by skyjoker 1 year ago

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Reader View icon missing.

READER VIEW icon is missing from the toolbar, and ENTER READER MODE is missing from the VIEW menu, even on sites/pages where it is enabled on my other computer. Firefox v… (read more)

READER VIEW icon is missing from the toolbar, and ENTER READER MODE is missing from the VIEW menu, even on sites/pages where it is enabled on my other computer. Firefox version 104.02

Asked by rob.riley 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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open PDF files in Adobe Acrobat

Up until today, PDF files would open automatically in Adobe where I could look at the file and print it. Today, Firefox will only allow the file to be downloaded. This … (read more)

Up until today, PDF files would open automatically in Adobe where I could look at the file and print it. Today, Firefox will only allow the file to be downloaded. This causes me grief, an extra step. One of the main reasons I use Firefox is for this feature. Is there a way to change settings so that PDF files will always open in Adobe?

Asked by kayelena43 1 year ago

Answered by jeanvogel001 1 year ago

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Session Restore - a version older than the previous session

I had several windows open in Firefox. These have disappeared but I'm not sure exactly when it happened. 'Restore the previous session' does not help as it only restores… (read more)

I had several windows open in Firefox. These have disappeared but I'm not sure exactly when it happened.

'Restore the previous session' does not help as it only restores a single window. I need to go back in history (I have backups so can refer to older files if needed). I have checked 'session-store.backups' and have several .jsonlz4 files, ranging from early October to late October. The older versions are much larger.

Do these files contain my older session data? If yes, how do I load them to get the relevant session windows? I am not worried about losing any data since that time.

Thanks

Asked by janes1001 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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What is better to use in Ubuntu, a snap installation or a regular deb package?

Ubuntu is pushing snaps. However, I am not sure whether snap affects performance and other things. What is the advantage of snap for Firefox? Better security? Avoiding … (read more)

Ubuntu is pushing snaps. However, I am not sure whether snap affects performance and other things. What is the advantage of snap for Firefox? Better security? Avoiding potential library conflicts? I don't think there is any conflict with the regular Firefox deb package. Moreover, the current snap Firefox gives me errors on Ubuntu 22.04. Gtk-Message: 15:49:48.484: Failed to load module "xapp-gtk3-module" Gtk-Message: 15:49:48.486: Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: 15:49:49.153: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

Gtk-Message: 15:49:49.250: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

Asked by YDUBINSKY 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago