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Sync for the first time

Hi, I have two computers (call them A and B) and want to sync, at least bookmarks preferences and logins... BUT for the first "sync" operation, I want A to OVERWRITE the … (read more)

Hi, I have two computers (call them A and B) and want to sync, at least bookmarks preferences and logins... BUT for the first "sync" operation, I want A to OVERWRITE the data on B (not MERGE) ... and thereafter sync normally.

How can I do this?

Many thanks in advance

John

Asked by john706 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 minutes ago

auto sign in and password security

HELLO, Web page seems un-secure. Once open hamburg menu allows drop down and anyone can get my info. I ahd to also remove check mark for master password since annoying.… (read more)

HELLO, Web page seems un-secure. Once open hamburg menu allows drop down and anyone can get my info. I ahd to also remove check mark for master password since annoying. Followed steps to remove and reset master PW but still keep asking every time logged on. References to my ESET that may be the cause. This was never a problem once registered few years back. So why cant I use Firefox to search without it having access to my private info. I should only need to access this when I need. So in the drop down hamburg menu if I go to Privacy and security that is where you should ask for PW or security question. So that you must have a PW to go into security would make sense to me. Other wise you are allowing anyone that may be using my computer and your web page to access my account, SO PLEASE DO NOT REPLY THAT the master password is the way to set this since it does not work properly. Even if I did use master this site is open to anyone. So it seems to be insecure and the web master should change the drop down to offer a PW when in the security and password tab, so that way it a second level pf protection. HOPE TO HEAR BACK and not just get a reply to see the Help section.Thanks Joseph Jan 26 ,2022

Asked by jpfalcone 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 minutes ago

Search display

When I do a search, if a site has a green check mark in the title, the web address is superimposed over the title making both impossible to read. If there is no green che… (read more)

When I do a search, if a site has a green check mark in the title, the web address is superimposed over the title making both impossible to read. If there is no green check mark, the web address is above the title and I can easily read both.

I am switching to a different search engine until this issued is resolved.

Asked by gary.gerulat 56 minutes ago

Last reply by FredMcD 19 minutes ago

Not Secure noticewhen loading pages after latest upgrade

When I try to load pages I get the following message on most searches with the message by the tab indicating it is not secure: An error occurred during a connection to… (read more)

When I try to load pages I get the following message on most searches with the message by the tab indicating it is not secure:

   An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

I am using DuckDuckGo and tried switching to StartPage but, get the same result. This started more frequently after the last upgrade. Try duluthtrading.com to see if you get the same result.

Why is the connection through Google? How do I get back to being able to use Firefox as my default without so many issues?

I have reset Firefox, uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, and set everything to default numerous times.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Asked by mvhoadley 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 26 minutes ago

can't find mozilla bookmark files on external hard drive

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows… (read more)

I am trying to transfer my firefox bookmarks from my old computer's hard drive to my new computer. they are both fairly current laptops, and i believe both are on windows 10 (the new one is on, i think, whatever the newest version of windows is). I cannot turn on my old computer, so I can't export the bookmarks, but the hard drive is fully functional. The problem is, I can't find where the bookmarks are located. I have tried looking through the files, I have "show hidden files" on, I have tried manually searching for "places.sqlite" and I have tried doing the %APPDATA% thing. I can see other folders on the hard drive very easily, so it shouldn't be the fault of the hard drive. If you know how I am able to find the files, please go through it step-by-step; I'm not proficient in computer things, and something that may seem very obvious and instinctive to you may be what I'm messing up on.

Asked by thefirstpunmaster 16 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Bookmarks has been deleted

Dear Sir/ Madame, I changed my computer and did not remember the password of firefox. Then I requested a new password. Afterwards, all of my bookmarks has been deleted. … (read more)

Dear Sir/ Madame,

I changed my computer and did not remember the password of firefox.

Then I requested a new password.

Afterwards, all of my bookmarks has been deleted.

Could you please help about issue?

Thanks

Asked by mert.sozdinletir 4 hours ago

Last reply by andmagdo 4 hours ago

icons have disappeared

i had a row of website icons in mid screen which showed up as i chose a new tab. It enabled me to get fast access to those particular sites .....this has now disappear… (read more)

i had a row of website icons in mid screen which showed up as i chose a new tab. It enabled me to get fast access to those particular sites .....this has now disappeared. How t o get it back ? i use win 10. thanks ed.

Asked by calgar 8 hours ago

Last reply by Helping Firefox 6 hours ago

Hardware Video Decoding not working for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) on Windows 11

Hi, I've recently noticed that Firefox is not using Intel Graphics for hardware video decoding, here are the specifics: - I tested this on two separate PC - one laptop wi… (read more)

Hi, I've recently noticed that Firefox is not using Intel Graphics for hardware video decoding, here are the specifics:

- I tested this on two separate PC - one laptop with dual GPU (an Intel UHD 630 and NVIDIA GTX 1070) and one desktop with dGPU removed (leaving only an Intel UHD 630 by i7-9700K), on both PC I made sure to run Firefox on Intel GPU only. - According to information I gathered online, Intel UHD 630 should support H264 decoding and VP9 decoding without any problem. - I tested videos from Youtube (VP9, non-HDR video) and Twitch (avc/h264 video) - The exact same video, when played on Microsoft Edge (Chromium), uses Intel's hardware decoder without any problem. - On the dual GPU laptop, when being forced to run on NVIDIA's GPU, Firefox correctly uses the NVDEC decoder without any problem. - Both PC uses the latest Intel driver (30.0.101.1191)

I have attached copies from about:support page below.

In Firefox settings, under General -> Performance section, I have left "Use recommended settings" checkbox on.

Could someone help?

Asked by qwqdragon 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 hours ago

HR Block specifies Windows: Internet Explorer® 11 or higher browser needed for their 2021 deluxe tax software - federal + state. Will this software run OK on my Windows 10 PC with Firefox set as default browser?

HR Block specifies Windows: Internet Explorer® 11 or higher browser needed for their 2021 deluxe tax software - federal + state. Will this software run OK on my Windows 1… (read more)

HR Block specifies Windows: Internet Explorer® 11 or higher browser needed for their 2021 deluxe tax software - federal + state. Will this software run OK on my Windows 10 PC with Firefox set as default browser?

Asked by wbazzett 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Telling a 32bt from 64bt file by the name--Firefox Standard--Firefox esr

I'd like to request that the same versions of the Firefox files have the 32bt or 64bt designation in the name. When downloading directly FF Standard and FFesr for my 32bt… (read more)

I'd like to request that the same versions of the Firefox files have the 32bt or 64bt designation in the name. When downloading directly FF Standard and FFesr for my 32bt and 64bt computers/laptops, I can't tell which is which in the download folder, and so I have to download them all over, this time waiting for each to download so I know which it is, and then rename it, and then downloading the other bt version.

    (For example: the file "Firefox Setup 91.5.1esr.exe" could be 32bt or 64bt file, both download with the same name. The same with FF Standard et al.)

It's tedious to do the renaming but I prefer to know at a glance which is which in my archive folders. . . Been doing this renaming for years. Just thought I'd finally make a request. I believe it's the same issue in the Linux and iOS 32bt and 64bt versions--they look identical in the download folder. Thank you.

Asked by kdidwoman 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

Why using this much cpu even when not Started

Every time I plug my laptop to charging point and connect to wifi this starts to use 98% cpu for why?? see in the given screenshot i didn't even started firefox still i… (read more)

Every time I plug my laptop to charging point and connect to wifi this starts to use 98% cpu for why??


see in the given screenshot i didn't even started firefox still its using CPU resources

Asked by dhruvgarg79 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

home key default URL

I have the home tab set to a specific US news website. I use a VPN and it connects to a US server. With VPN off or on, the set URL used to work when I clicked the home ta… (read more)

I have the home tab set to a specific US news website. I use a VPN and it connects to a US server. With VPN off or on, the set URL used to work when I clicked the home tab. Now, with VPN off or on, when I click the home tab, it takes me to the local language version, not the English US URL version. I doubled checked my settings, and it still is for the US URL. Any ideas?

Asked by rcinquina 1 day ago

Last reply by Helping Firefox 9 hours ago

Import profile from another computer

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile fi… (read more)

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile files. Copied to new one Ihad created with my name, and closed the file. Restarted Firefox, but it wouldn't run. Said it couldn't find any profiles. Help!

Asked by foxmark1935 1 day ago

Last reply by Helping Firefox 10 hours ago

Firefox crashes constantly

Using Win 10. Firefox started crashing all of a sudden, giving error message. Uninstalled and reinstalled, worked for a short time, then started crashing again. Starts to… (read more)

Using Win 10. Firefox started crashing all of a sudden, giving error message. Uninstalled and reinstalled, worked for a short time, then started crashing again. Starts to open then shuts down. Was able to launch Firefox from the Start menu selecting a website from browser history under Firefox but that stopped working as well. Tried using Chrome and Edge to download a fresh version of Firefox, both having same issue.

Tried multiple troubleshooting steps from various websites, but nothing is helping. Everything else on the PC is working fine except for the browsers. Updating Win 10 now to see if that helps.

Data being submitted on another PC as still troubleshooting the PC with the crashing.

Asked by mloisel24 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago