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Browsing history weirdly limited view

From a non-programmer who used Chrome a lot until recently: If I hit Cntrl-H like I would in Chrome, I get a frustratingly limited view. Why does it not show timestamps?… (read more)

From a non-programmer who used Chrome a lot until recently:

If I hit Cntrl-H like I would in Chrome, I get a frustratingly limited view. Why does it not show timestamps? So I spend time searching and find out about the Library window, and Control+Shift+H. Okay, so that's at least making it possible to see timestamps. Typing this right now, I don't remember if I had to manually add a column to see timestamps, but if I did Jesus Christ. I nearly installed some other software (MZHistoryView) before finding out about Control+Shift+H, just to see timestamps.

Also, every time I press the awkward Control+Shift+H hotkey, it resets the view to "Today". I don't know why it wouldn't default to "Just keep scrolling for as many days as you want". If I search for a specific site immediately after opening the window, then it includes entries for more days than just today. But before searching, it cuts off my view to just today. What's the point of that? Who would want such a restriction as the default view?

Asked by jotto123 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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What is the proper procedure for reporting malicious links in Firefox Send?

I tried to post this question in the correct forum, but there is no option to choose Firefox Send as a product when asking a question. The Firefox Send forum at https://s… (read more)

I tried to post this question in the correct forum, but there is no option to choose Firefox Send as a product when asking a question. The Firefox Send forum at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox-send appears to be empty and I didn't see a way to post there directly.

An email account at my school district was recently compromised and had sent out 122 malicious phishing links via Firefox Send before we stopped it and took control of the account back. I have the list of malicious Firefox Send links and I'd like to share them with the proper people at Mozilla so something can be done.

The files are all password-protected archives (I know the passwords) that contain malicious VBS files which have their code heavily obfuscated. I haven't yet tried to figure out what the VB scripts do - I was hoping a cyber security professional would be willing to take a look.

Someone please contact me so I can at least try to get the files taken down.

If I were to make a feature request for Firefox Send, it would be to add a button to report a file as malicious.

Asked by Brian G 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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ClickSelectsAll, how to disable?

This 'feature' annoys me so much. One, because its has no benefit and two, after FF75 it's not possible to disable it. I like to discuss why someone thinks one click sele… (read more)

This 'feature' annoys me so much. One, because its has no benefit and two, after FF75 it's not possible to disable it.

I like to discuss why someone thinks one click select all is useful. It's more common to edit your url/search input instead of type a complete new one. Selecting a part of your input or just input the cursor at a specific location gets really disturb by this 'feature'. In 30 years i use computers, this behavior have never been useful and when needed to select all, the click-swipe-release action is even as easy. Beside this, the decades old CTRL-A function is even as fast and useful.

More and more of this behavior is pushed at users on the web and i really don't see why. Can someone tell me why this behavior is invented? And how to disable it in newer FF versions?

Asked by MIO 1 year ago

Last reply by A.kissami 1 year ago

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Firefox Updates & Merging Info.

Every time there is a Firefox Update, I end up going back to the previous shortcut on my desktop to find my bookmarks, passwords, etc. Please advise, as I delay doing upd… (read more)

Every time there is a Firefox Update, I end up going back to the previous shortcut on my desktop to find my bookmarks, passwords, etc. Please advise, as I delay doing updates for this reason. Very frustrated!

Asked by pamsfeed 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

I am now unable to access websites like Doodle, Creately and more. What has changed?

I think your latest version is preventing me to access several sites that I use regularly. Please let me know? and please fix it? I wish to continue using Firefox but th… (read more)

I think your latest version is preventing me to access several sites that I use regularly.

Please let me know? and please fix it?

I wish to continue using Firefox but this is creating delays and difficulties.

Thank you

Asked by ra40 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Drag and Drop URL-I have the easy solution

Just read questions about trying to drag and drop the URL when UAC is turned off. I have an addon that works fine. Go here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon… (read more)

Just read questions about trying to drag and drop the URL when UAC is turned off. I have an addon that works fine. Go here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/quickcut/

Asked by richfowler.com 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Maximized window blocks Windows task bar from use

Firefox Maximized window blocks Windows task bar from being accessed. Have to downsize the window to reveal desktop in order to use the task bar. Does not matter if in sa… (read more)

Firefox Maximized window blocks Windows task bar from being accessed. Have to downsize the window to reveal desktop in order to use the task bar. Does not matter if in safe mode, scrubbed all settings and new install of firefox does not change the behavior.

Asked by don544 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Download failure

When trying to download update I get the following on Windows 7- XML Parsing Error: undefined entity Location: chrome://mozapps/content/edownloads/unknown Content Type.x… (read more)

When trying to download update I get the following on Windows 7-

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity

Location: chrome://mozapps/content/edownloads/unknown Content Type.xul Line Number 79, Column 54:

<description id="settingsChange" hidden="true">&settingsChangeOptions.label;</description>

Asked by Chuck 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I prevent having to log into Sync every time I click on new tab?

I just was asked to download Firefox Sync. I thought it was just a new version of the same old Firefox. Now, when I try to open a new tab, I have to sign into Sync again… (read more)

I just was asked to download Firefox Sync. I thought it was just a new version of the same old Firefox. Now, when I try to open a new tab, I have to sign into Sync again!!! This really slows me down! Please tell me how I can get out of this. Jen

Asked by jnourse 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

Firefox udate from 72 to 100

Will it be OK to upgrade my Firefox browser from Rel 72 to latest Rel 100 in one step ? OS is Mac OS X Monterrey 12.3..1 Or should I do 1 or more intermediate upgrades to… (read more)

Will it be OK to upgrade my Firefox browser from Rel 72 to latest Rel 100 in one step ? OS is Mac OS X Monterrey 12.3..1 Or should I do 1 or more intermediate upgrades to be safe ?

FWIW, I've had enough problems upgrading from OSx Mojave to Monterrey. I am leery of the huge jump from FF 72 to 100.

All advice most welcome.

Asked by reedh2 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

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search results

This newest version provides search results of all kinds of off the wall engines like tikitoks.com, socialcatfish.com and many more obscure sites. How do I remove them fr… (read more)

This newest version provides search results of all kinds of off the wall engines like tikitoks.com, socialcatfish.com and many more obscure sites. How do I remove them from my google search results?

Asked by dave.ferron 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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SYNC PROBLEM

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,… (read more)

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,NO COOKIES . NOTHING CAME BACK . I TRIED REINSTALL FIREFOX AND LOGGED OUT AND IN AGAIN BUT NOTHING ! PLEASE HELP

Asked by mANI 1 year ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 1 year ago

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My firefox keep changing eno matter how many times i revert these changes

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also … (read more)

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also the default search engine is yahoo again.

Asked by megasanthoshmuthu 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Multi-Account Containers extension context menu item removal issue

Hello, I recently installed the Multi-Account Containers extension but noticed that it also added some unwanted right click context menu items to assets for websites that… (read more)

Hello,

I recently installed the Multi-Account Containers extension but noticed that it also added some unwanted right click context menu items to assets for websites that I have put into containers. For example google.com and youtube.com are both put inside a "google" container. Now I have used the folowing code: "menu[label="Open Link in New Google Tab"] {display:none!important;} " in the userChrome.css file to remove the context menu item: "Open Link in New Google Tab" but it's only taking effect on the google.com website and not youtube.com.

Anyone know the reason why?

Thanks in advace.

Asked by Malice 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is not loading any pages and not even option(settings page) after upgrading to v72 on Windows Server 2008 R2

We have upgraded Mozilla Firefox v72 64Bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 and found that none of the pages are loading. Even Option(Settings) is not opening. It shows blank pa… (read more)

We have upgraded Mozilla Firefox v72 64Bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 and found that none of the pages are loading. Even Option(Settings) is not opening. It shows blank page. Tried re-installation, restart of system and nothing works.

Asked by Veerapandiyan Samikannu 2 years ago

Last reply by EarthBoundX5 1 year ago

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Syncing passwords, bookmarks, tabs, etc. without Firefox Sync

Hey, My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync … (read more)

Hey,

My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync passwords, bookmarks, tabs etc. to and from a computer that is not logged in? Installing third party software is, because of the same security policy, not an option.

I've relied heavily on Firefox Sync in the past, as I often come across items of interest that I bookmark on my private laptop that I would like to access on my work computer and vice versa, passwords are updated often etc. The updated security policy has become a real nuisance, so I am looking for a workaround. ;)

(And yes, I am talking to our IT department, and they are at least semi interested in finding a solution.)

Appreciate any help!

-K

Asked by kristian.vea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Any Firefox versions above 73+ are slow after upgrading from 72.0.2

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.co… (read more)

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.com were really slow at loading compared to Firefox 72. CPU usage on one of my cores goes very high.

This page for example would load the main screen fairly quick then it would stall while it loads all the stock widgets on the page which it doesn't do with Firefox 72 :

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SPLK

In general I've noticed an overall loading sluggishness even with simple pages like google.com etc. Just not as snappy to load.

In all cases Firefox 72 and Chrome work fast and snappy. Tried Firefox 73 and Firefox 76+ and they run awful.

When I first noticed the issue back when Firefox73 was released, I gave up and rolled back to a Firefox 72 backup and thought it was probably a bug that would be sorted later. Tried again today with Firefox 76 and I still have the same issue so I have had to roll back to Firefox 72 again.

Things I have tried that have NOT helped :

Disabled all addons/extensions Set Default Theme Disabled DNS over HTTPS Cleared cache/cookies Deleted content-prefs.sqlite Disabled hardware acceleration Tried different values for content process limit Disabled smooth scrolling

Can anyone help please or am I going to be stuck on Firefox 72 forever?

Thanks.

Asked by Laxity 2 years ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago