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Deleting a Firefox Profile also deleted pretty much everything on my desktop, help please?

Hello, today I decided to create a new Firefox Profile. I set the directory of this profile to be my desktop, which is where I usually put things (downloads and such) by … (read more)

Hello, today I decided to create a new Firefox Profile. I set the directory of this profile to be my desktop, which is where I usually put things (downloads and such) by default. I thought it would create another folder there on the desktop and put everything inside that, but instead it put a bunch of junk on my desktop. No big deal, right, I can just delete the profile, and that other junk should also be deleted. Well, not only did deleting the Firefox profile delete the extra junk that was created while making the profile, it also, for some reason, has deleted about 90% of everything else on my desktop as well. There are now only a few seemingly random things left on the desktop, that it decided to spare for whatever reason.

Where did everything go? The recycle bin is empty.. Most of it was just shortcuts, not a big deal, but I did have a few folders with some rather important work that I would very much like to retrieve. Please tell me Firefox didn't just nuke my desktop, and that all of those things are now unrecoverable? Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks very much.

Asked by newmail0047 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Where to ask a question about att not downloading to my thunderbird?

I just asked a question about email not downloading to thunderbird and got an answer which I think meant that this was not the place to ask. I cannot find an open quest… (read more)

I just asked a question about email not downloading to thunderbird and got an answer which I think meant that this was not the place to ask. I cannot find an open question place in Thunderbird. Where can I get support?

Asked by mskinsey 2 days ago

Answered by James 2 days ago

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Facebook Messenger Video Calling/Chat

Hello. I am not familiar with this end to end encryption that Facebook now does for Messenger but now when I try to use Video Calling/Chat it tells me it is not supported… (read more)

Hello. I am not familiar with this end to end encryption that Facebook now does for Messenger but now when I try to use Video Calling/Chat it tells me it is not supported by my browser, Firefox. I have never had any problems with it before. Is there a fix? Thanks

Asked by wolfdad 2 weeks ago

Answered by wolfdad 1 week ago

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Choppy 4K YouTube playback

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderland… (read more)

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderlands trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_NKNZljoQ ). 1440 and lower resolutions are fine, as are 4K videos on Chrome and Edge. FWIW, my CPU during 4K playback is barely used (1-2%), and my GPU's video codec (VCE) is used by around a third. Disabling HW accel makes things better, as it still stutters but it's (barely) passable. I already tried creating a new profile, but still it's the same.

Asked by Federico Barutto 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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FIREFOX STOPPED WORKING

Firefox on Windows 10 desk top suddenly stopped working with error message XUL Runner Error. platform version 127.0.1 not compatible with Min version >= 127.0 Max ve… (read more)

Firefox on Windows 10 desk top suddenly stopped working with error message

XUL Runner Error. platform version 127.0.1 not compatible with Min version >= 127.0 Max version <=127.0

N.B. This is another machine - not this lap top

Please advise

Asked by tt1868tda 2 days ago

Answered by tt1868tda 2 days ago

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How to see synced content in another browser?

My workplace bans Firefox. It is not possible to install it in any way on any computer. I still use Firefox on all of my personal devices, and heavily utilize the Firefox… (read more)

My workplace bans Firefox. It is not possible to install it in any way on any computer. I still use Firefox on all of my personal devices, and heavily utilize the Firefox Sync to keep my Bookmarks in sync across devices. I need to be able to access my Firefox Bookmarks somehow from my work computer, so I can at least retrieve recently bookmarked items.

I am able to log in to my Firefox Account https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/account/ and see my Firefox account details, but this does not include any of my Sync data.

How can I access the contents of my Sync data? I do not even need it to be integrated into another browser, I just need to be able to access it somehow from a computer that is not able to have Firefox installed.

There is a similar question here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1255784 which provides a non-functional non-answer which is not appropriate and does not work.

Asked by z2z 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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right click on tabs keeps showing me container

i just want to go back to how my right click worked before i hate this container feature and would like to just reopen my closed tabs with my right click i dont want to s… (read more)

i just want to go back to how my right click worked before i hate this container feature and would like to just reopen my closed tabs with my right click i dont want to see the container bs anymore.

Asked by gears5800 3 days ago

Answered by gears5800 3 days ago

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Blocker: Mozilla Firefox causes rows overlapping

Dear Support Team, After updating to last Mozilla Firefox version (126.0.1) all my ngx-datatable tables are overlapping all rows over the first one even if the entire he… (read more)

Dear Support Team,

After updating to last Mozilla Firefox version (126.0.1) all my ngx-datatable tables are overlapping all rows over the first one even if the entire height of the table is correct calculated.

This is a blocking point. I need assistance urgently.

Asked by Stefan Curiban 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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Cannot add Amazon search engine to search toolbar

I am using Firefox 126.0 under Windows 10. I am trying to add search engines to the search toolbar. (Just to be clear, this is the search box that appears below the addr… (read more)

I am using Firefox 126.0 under Windows 10.

I am trying to add search engines to the search toolbar. (Just to be clear, this is the search box that appears below the address bar, not the address bar itself.)

I followed the instructions here. That worked fine for Wikipedia, Google Maps and YouTube. Then I tried to add Amazon UK. The Amazon icon is now present in the search box, but when I select it, I see this message:

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

I have no idea what this means or what to do about it.

(I also tried adding it from Settings > Search > Search Shortcuts, but Amazon does not appear on that list of search engines [unlike on my other computer]. I clicked "Find more search engines", but that brought up a list of 5,192 extensions, most of which seemed not be related to searching.)

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

Mike

Asked by Mike L 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox install on external drive

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery… (read more)

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles. Nor is it about where files are downloaded by default.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get Firefox (and later Thunderbird) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

Most of the help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Bookmarks backing up in json format.

Why is Firefox backing up my bookmarks in a json file, when Firefox itself doesn't recognise the file type when trying to restore said bookmarks? I WAS able to restore my… (read more)

Why is Firefox backing up my bookmarks in a json file, when Firefox itself doesn't recognise the file type when trying to restore said bookmarks? I WAS able to restore my bookmarks by converting the json file at https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/bookbackreader.html. But why can't Firefox just back up as an html file like it used to? I had to go off searching the internet for a solution, turning what should've been a 5 minute job into nearly an hour 😕

Asked by IanStar 6 days ago

Answered by IanStar 3 days ago

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Firefox Multi-Account Containers | Container Name in URL Bar

Firefox 126.0.1 displays a very long name of a container completely in the URL bar. Firefox 127.0 truncates container names AWS long account and role names make keeping… (read more)

Firefox 126.0.1 displays a very long name of a container completely in the URL bar.

Firefox 127.0 truncates container names

AWS long account and role names make keeping the long name very convenient (works with the 'AWS SSO Containers' Add-On

Asked by Itai 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

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FF 127.0 (x64) - Can no longer re-arrange tabs or create bookmarks using drag/drop

I just noticed that I can no longer re-arrange tabs by using drag-n-drop or create bookmarks in my bookmarks bar using drag-n-drop. Is this a new "feature" in 127.0? … (read more)

I just noticed that I can no longer re-arrange tabs by using drag-n-drop or create bookmarks in my bookmarks bar using drag-n-drop. Is this a new "feature" in 127.0?

Asked by Digi421 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Change default view

Currently, Firefox opens OBJ files as text. I want to send them to the Microsoft 3D Viewer which is the default application in Windows for these kinds of files. All I can… (read more)

Currently, Firefox opens OBJ files as text. I want to send them to the Microsoft 3D Viewer which is the default application in Windows for these kinds of files. All I can do right now is right click on the file, save the file, then open with the 3D Viewer. I have gone to settings/General then down to applications and I can't add any files there. (Why not?) It doesn't matter if I choose to save or open files, the OBJ file still displays as text in Firefox. How do I get Firefox to send instead of display these files as text?

Asked by price3 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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live not working yt

Hi, I can't watch live stream on youtube. I see only black screen on loading circkle. Ads working fine but after them i see what i said before. When live is over then i … (read more)

Hi,

I can't watch live stream on youtube. I see only black screen on loading circkle. Ads working fine but after them i see what i said before. When live is over then i can normally watch it. I can watch twitch normally. There is problem olny on yt. best chris

Asked by bigi162 6 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

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Having Firefox open reduces all download speeds, upload unaffected

I have the strangest problem. If Firefox is closed and I do a speedtest in another browser, download a file, or do other internet activity I'm getting about 200-250Mbps … (read more)

I have the strangest problem. If Firefox is closed and I do a speedtest in another browser, download a file, or do other internet activity I'm getting about 200-250Mbps d/l and 100Mbps upload. As soon as I open Firefox, whether I load a page or not, the upload speed stays the same, however the download speed drops to about 25-50 Mbps. This only happens on one PC, the upload isn't affected, and resolves itself as soon as Firefox is closed. Here's what I have done without any change in this behaviour;

  • Rebooted
  • ipconfig /release /renew /flushdns
  • Removed and reinstalled the network adapter
  • Enabled, disabled windows auto tuning and tested (slower disabled)
  • Updated Windows
  • Refreshed Firefox
  • Uninstalled Firefox, deleted remaining folders from Appdata (Local, Low, Roaming) as well as the program file directories and "Mozilla" registry entries. Restarted and reinstalled. Issue immediately resumed when Firefox was open.

Also when connected to a VPN Firefox download speed increases to about 60Mbps and is consistent across other software. If I split tunnel another browser outside the VPN, it is still stuck at 60Mbps. If I close Firefox the speed increases.

This makes absolutely no sense to me, so I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this - but it does seem to be something Firefox is doing.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Asked by Jay 1 week ago

Answered by Jay 5 days ago

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Error 1001 - DNS resolution error

Hello! I get this error often when I try to access various websites. This doesn't happen when I use Opera, so I assume the problem is not with the websites. My OS: Wind… (read more)

Hello!

I get this error often when I try to access various websites. This doesn't happen when I use Opera, so I assume the problem is not with the websites.

My OS: Windows 10. My Firefox version: 127.0 (64-bit).

Asked by vopil15234 6 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

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Firefox opens "off screen"

Greetings support team. The problem is a bit complicated and I could't find anything similar to it on the net, so I'll try to explain in details what happened. One day af… (read more)

Greetings support team. The problem is a bit complicated and I could't find anything similar to it on the net, so I'll try to explain in details what happened. One day after opening the browser I noticed that it didn't launch(there was no window). After opening it again I saw that all of my previously opened tabs were gone. After that I closed Firefox and went to check the task manager. I found that Firefox was still running after closing it. I couldn't wrap my head around it and killed the programm. Then I opened it again and got the same results: first launch: no Firefox window(nothing on the taskbar either), secound launch: one empty tab. After that I opened a new tab in Firefox through task manager and my screen "swiped right", I got access to Firefox window with all of my previous tabs, but all the other programms I had opened on the taskbar were gone. Somehow Firefox opens outside my screen on a "separate one" every first time I launch the app, and the only way to switch between "screens" is to open a new tab through task manager or launch a program that was previously active to switch back to previous "screen". It is also impossible to switch between opened windows on different "screens" using gestures on the touchpad or "Alt" + "Tab". I use a laptop and never even tried to attach/connect a second monitor. I don't have another monitor attached via bluetooth or any other means in device manager. I have the latest verion of windows 10 installed and updated. I have another PC, where I use the same Firefox with the same addons on the same Mozilla account, which has no such issues. I have tried renaming the file called "xulstore.json" to "xulstore.old" or deleting it entirely, this didn't resolve the issue.

Asked by nab.layk 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago