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Firefox linking after a hover delay.

I find it annoying when I am on a page and the cursor is on a link in that page after a few seconds it goes there without my clicking. how do i stop this? OSX MacOS Big S… (read more)

I find it annoying when I am on a page and the cursor is on a link in that page after a few seconds it goes there without my clicking. how do i stop this?

OSX MacOS Big Sur plus Firefox 84.0.2.

Thanks.

Asked by omits 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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is it safe to delete "app.normandy" in about:config? It over rides Do Not Install Studies preferences.

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate … (read more)

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate in any study. Under Privacy and Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use, I unchecked the box to DISALLOW studies. ~ I am NOT enrolled in any study according to about:studies ~

--> How can I stop this? Can I delete all these "app.normandy."options in the about:config window without breaking the browser? Or do I set all or some to False? I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

~ The bigger question: Why is Firefox is inserting these 'studies' surreptiously irregardless of the options I set? ~

I deliberately stopped installing upgrades after v.84 to avoid problems caused by unannounced changes to functionality and the interface. Especially after the terrible changes to the print function which I encountered using another computer. But this disruptive, unwanted Print experiment appeared on this PC, despite not updating.

Thank you to the helpful moderators who can identify which about:config options we can change to false to roll back changes. However, it is not beneficial to make us waste hours to hunt these down.


"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

Asked by plew29881 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Update size

I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it req… (read more)

I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it requires. If an update is large, I need to take my laptop to a free WiFi location. Thanks

Asked by Mr.Dan 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Lost all my bookmarks - cannot find backup

I've just updated my browser and all of my bookmarks have disappeared without a trace. I've tried every bit of useful information I could find here, but nothing seems to … (read more)

I've just updated my browser and all of my bookmarks have disappeared without a trace. I've tried every bit of useful information I could find here, but nothing seems to be working and even after following the Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Restore, the only backup file that appears is one which has been automatically created with the new update. The "Old Firefox Data" folder mentioned in similar treads has saved only the most recent bookmarks after the update.

Any and all help will be appreciated, as I am extremely distressed at the thought of having lost so many important bookmarks forever.

Asked by Sunny 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Remove a second firefox installation on Windows 10 without reinstalling

I find I have two copies of Firefox, in both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Both of them are 64-bit however, and there is only one entry in Programs … (read more)

I find I have two copies of Firefox, in both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Both of them are 64-bit however, and there is only one entry in Programs and Features.

How do I remove one of these copies cleanly? The only problem it causes is that firefox appears twice on the default browser settings page, which is annoying.

Asked by carl42 1 month ago

Answered by carl42 1 month ago

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Automatic page reloading

Some website pages are not allowed to automatically reload. I have to hit the Allow button to reload the page when it should be able to reload itself. How do I make aut… (read more)

Some website pages are not allowed to automatically reload. I have to hit the Allow button to reload the page when it should be able to reload itself. How do I make automatic page reloading OK?

Asked by bc071933 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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I want to make it so firefox never opens previous tabs

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default fire… (read more)

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default firefox opens up all the tabs from the previous session, and lazy loads them. I would like it so that it no longer does this. That it just always opens a single new tab. Irrespective of whether firefox closed, or I shut down my computer while it was still open. Is there a way to do this? General > Start-up > Restore previous session, is already unchecked. Thank you very much, Sashin

Asked by myself2 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Is there a way to stop Firefox from guessing what webpage I want to visit?

When I am trying to type in a web address the Firefox browser tries to "guess" what website I want to visit by auto-filling. This is sometimes useful, but most of the tim… (read more)

When I am trying to type in a web address the Firefox browser tries to "guess" what website I want to visit by auto-filling. This is sometimes useful, but most of the time it guesses wrong or takes me to a webpage when I wanted to search. Currently I am trying to sign into one of my Wordpress and Firefox will NOT let me type /wp-login.php at the end of the URL it keeps redirecting me to another page on my website no matter what I do. Is there any way to just disable this "feature" because I swear I'm about to switch to Opera as this is driving me bonkers. (I will never switch to Chrome, don't worry.)

Asked by Zach Spears 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Searching HELP in Firefox

OK, I hope you can help me. This is not exactly a problem because it may be due to my ignorance. When I go to the "Get Help" screen for Firefox or Thunderbird the is a … (read more)

OK, I hope you can help me. This is not exactly a problem because it may be due to my ignorance.

When I go to the "Get Help" screen for Firefox or Thunderbird the is a search area which allows me to search all the help articles. Problem is there are usually way too many possible answers.

I do not know how to limit the results.

Usually, the more you type the fewer responses. But with Mozilla's search the more I type the more I get.

Some sites use a Boolean symbol to limit responses (e.g. ^ for not). Some use all upper case to identify a Boolean request (e.g. NOT for not equal). I have tried both and they do not seem to work.

So, is there a way of limiting the search results in the Mozilla Help Search ?

Thank you for your help. I hope I explained this well enough to get a response.

Ray

Asked by rlove03 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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VPN problems

VPN will not turn on see images. See sequence of images, in screen shot 4 VPN is on task bar, after clicking VPN on task bar The next three events take place. dupe. https… (read more)

VPN will not turn on see images. See sequence of images, in screen shot 4 VPN is on task bar, after clicking VPN on task bar The next three events take place.

dupe. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318927

Asked by nzauman 2 months ago

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Hotmail and Firefox

Hotmail loads, but when I try to open/read an email, it gives me a screen that says to check my internet connection and/or try later. ALL other pages for other emails, we… (read more)

Hotmail loads, but when I try to open/read an email, it gives me a screen that says to check my internet connection and/or try later. ALL other pages for other emails, web pages etc open just fine. There is NO issue with my internet connection. This device is connected via ethernet. Using the same modem, my android phone connects via wifi and hotmail works just fine. I have made NO changes to my browser (firefox), home network, modem etc. This is a FIREFOX issue, as I CAN open emails in Chrome and Edge on this device. ONLY Hotmail on Firefox is the issue.

Asked by pennyking 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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Disable Reader View Toolbar After FF69

When I enable reader mode there is a small floating toolbar I find distracting. I would like to turn it off. I found two previous questions on this topic but neither of … (read more)

When I enable reader mode there is a small floating toolbar I find distracting. I would like to turn it off.

I found two previous questions on this topic but neither of them worked for me.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1082202 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1209287

Asked by Michael Ulmen 2 months ago

Answered by Michael Ulmen 2 months ago

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Tabs from previous session were not reloaded

I have Firefox set to restore tabs from the previous session. That works great ... until I set Edge as the default browser in order to do some troubleshooting. Then I s… (read more)

I have Firefox set to restore tabs from the previous session. That works great ... until I set Edge as the default browser in order to do some troubleshooting. Then I set FF back to the default browser, started FF, and the tabs weren't there from the previous session. There was only one tab, the which was the Homepage. Is there some way that I can restore all of those tabs when I start FF?

Asked by Ali Bertarian 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago