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My theme won't stay enabled

Since the update to version 66, my themes won't stay enabled, no matter which one I choose. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the themes, (restarting firefox in be… (read more)

Since the update to version 66, my themes won't stay enabled, no matter which one I choose. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the themes, (restarting firefox in between), redownloading and installing firefox itself...all to no avail. It reverts to the default theme when it finishes loading, no matter what I do. I can re-enable it manually...and, here's the odd part, it shows while firefox is loading! Anytime firefox is started, this happens, and it doesn't seem to matter what them I select. When I close firefox, it disables itself.

Asked by Meowwl 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I get onto vanguard wesite but cannot get into 1099 or messages

The website loads, i sign in however i cannot see my 1099 even though click on it. I tried to look at my messages and when get to message page the cursor continuously spi… (read more)

The website loads, i sign in however i cannot see my 1099 even though click on it. I tried to look at my messages and when get to message page the cursor continuously spins. I am using windows 10 and it works fine on Microsoft edge

Asked by smt121 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Unable to hide address bar + tabs in fullscreen on Mac—how to?

Hello. I've been struggling to figure out how to get the address bar and tabs to hide when in fullscreen mode on my Mac. At first, I thought this was just the default set… (read more)

Hello. I've been struggling to figure out how to get the address bar and tabs to hide when in fullscreen mode on my Mac. At first, I thought this was just the default setting, but after browsing other Community posts and discussions on Reddit and such, I began to suspect those are supposed to hide by default, but are not in my case.

Please see the photo attached for what I mean—the tabs and address bar never go away, if they are supposed to, regardless of whether I have a new tab or a webpage open.

I tried Firefox with all my add-ons turned off, because some posts suggested they can prevent auto-hiding. I have looked for CSS solutions and extensions which could help, but I am utterly frustrated. Please help!

Thanks in advance.

Asked by potatemodern 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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How can I turn off the nag to "set up sync"

Every time I start firefox it nags me to "Set up sync" and it's driving me nuts. I only surf the net on my PC. I'm an old guy and my arthritic fingers won't allow me to u… (read more)

Every time I start firefox it nags me to "Set up sync" and it's driving me nuts. I only surf the net on my PC. I'm an old guy and my arthritic fingers won't allow me to use small devices to surf the net. I have no other devices to sync to. And I NEVER WILL have other devices to sync to. I am a long term firefox user, and don't want to use any other browser - but this is driving me nuts.

BTW, I get that you want to remind me about software updates, and I am fine with this. They are important - but not this sync business.

Asked by NeedFirefoxHelp1 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Issue with links on my page

I am generating links in PHP from the database. A generated link is: "<a target="_blank" href="events/pdf/oinlineRenwal.6.pdf">Online Renewal</a>" When I cli… (read more)

I am generating links in PHP from the database. A generated link is:

"<a target="_blank" href="events/pdf/oinlineRenwal.6.pdf">Online Renewal</a>"

When I click on the link, it opens the file explorer. It opens a new tab when using Chrome.

The website is https://rscds-sf.org, 'Beginner's Ball Flyer' and 'Truckee Workshop' link.

I have reset the user agent, restarted in safe mode and cleared cache and cookies.

Asked by lwakeman 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Reddit is loading as a blank page.

Hi There, Just today whenever I try and load Reddit it begins loading the webpage, and I can see briefly the page that should be there just before the tab becomes complet… (read more)

Hi There, Just today whenever I try and load Reddit it begins loading the webpage, and I can see briefly the page that should be there just before the tab becomes completely blank and not allowing me to view any pages on Reddit (see picture linked). I have tried refreshing, clearing all cookies, but the page still does the same thing and ends up a completely white blank page. I have tried searching for Reddit and loading it on Microsoft Edge, and it works fine. I have ublock origin, Ghostery and Enhancer for YouTube. I have disabled all to see if they are interfering with the loading of the page. Yet it still does not load.

Asked by JemJem99 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Sending laptop in for warranty, question about backing up Firefox

Hello, I have an Acer laptop that I'm about to send in for a warranty repair for several different issues. I was told by Acer that it will likely be reset/reformatted up… (read more)

Hello,

I have an Acer laptop that I'm about to send in for a warranty repair for several different issues. I was told by Acer that it will likely be reset/reformatted upon arrival. Also, I was informed that the laptop may be replaced with a completely different unit at their discretion.

I would like to obviously keep all of my Firefox info, history, bookmarks, etc. and be able to restore them to the computer when it is returned to me, be it the same laptop or a new one.

Can someone please instruct me on the proper way to do this?

Is it as simple as copying my Profile folder to another drive, and then reinstalling it after I reinstall Firefox back on the laptop (be it my original one or a new one) when it has been returned to me?

Do I need to use the Profile Manager?

I bought a used Lenovo to use while my Acer is in for repairs. Today, I think that I successfully synced the two of them. (I have a Windows phone and thus no Firefox app for my phone, and could not enter a phone number to "complete" the sync as instructed) but it seems to have worked.

Will the bookmarks, history, tabs, etc from my Acer disappear from showing up on the Lenovo when the Acer laptop is reset by the factory?

(Or should I even delete Firefox from that Acer that I am sending in just out of privacy/security concerns?)

Thank to any and all who can assist me with doing this correctly. I apologize for any ignorance on my part, I've just never had to send in a unit for repair before.

Thanks, Chris

Asked by goatchay 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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File Types missing from "Save Image As" - only option is "All Files"

When I right-click to get the "Save Image As" command the only file type available in the drop-down box is All Files - and pictures saved that way will not paste into oth… (read more)

When I right-click to get the "Save Image As" command the only file type available in the drop-down box is All Files - and pictures saved that way will not paste into other applications. How do I get Firefox to save the image in its native format (jpg, png, gif, tiff, etc.) so that it is usable?

Asked by Addi 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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After upgrade to Firefox 66.0.2, all my saved logins & passwords have totally disappeared.

Hello Please can you help? All the data stored in Firefox for my usernames and passwords has completely disappeared since the last upgrade a few days ago. I use a lapto… (read more)

Hello Please can you help? All the data stored in Firefox for my usernames and passwords has completely disappeared since the last upgrade a few days ago. I use a laptop pc running Windows 10.0. I have tried to understand from similar threads, but I'm not a very techie person and need step by step simple instructions to try and resolve the problem! Thanks so much.

Asked by Grasseroots 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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why is Firefox using 1.2 gig of memory after the update

It was fine with the add ons b4 the update - I do not understand why we need so many up dates. Multiple FireFox running were the cause last time. I stopped this now I s… (read more)

It was fine with the add ons b4 the update - I do not understand why we need so many up dates. Multiple FireFox running were the cause last time. I stopped this now I see multi pages every now and again it goes stupid. This is not the fastest browser now it takes 20 to 35 secs to load up and be ready- uses 650mb to 1.2 gig of memory. Slows to react and the curers turns to an I beam. Warning message says FireFox is not responding. This last few up dates have been a let down and an annoyance. I check no update it does - I check to tell me when there is one let me choose to install - After a few days it up dates any way - Why is all this needed - I just want to play a game - it is not in flash- look info or buy a product - it is just bizarre. Anyway i thought you might want to know- the page that says memory problems are solved is not so true- about memory I tried it also - My memory is maxed out in my pc. also hardware is used or not used still acts up - Netscape was the Frontier and I and all who used it were amazed- this is tarnish. If there is a way you can help I will try anything to keep FireFox - I cant buy a new computer -So there I am - Here we are. Game = GoodGames - Bigfarm - Im Bjs. it is a nightmare on FireFox -

Asked by Vjohnson 2 years ago

Answered by Vjohnson 2 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox Quantum from using Yahoo search when I type something in the address bar?

I am using Firefox Quantum and when I type something in the address bar Yahoo searches pop up. There are obviously many other people with the same problem as I have seen … (read more)

I am using Firefox Quantum and when I type something in the address bar Yahoo searches pop up. There are obviously many other people with the same problem as I have seen this same issue brought up multiple times when I have researched this problem. I have looked at the answers provided in the various forums etc. and none have provided an answer that works for me. I have done the "about:config", "about:preferences#search", gone in and deleted or inactivated all add ons, etc. and either the expected response such as looking for the "keyword.url" is not there or does not work. If this can't be fixed I am going to stop using Firefox all together as this Yahoo search thing is SO annoying. I would think that with this being a common problem the help sites for Mozilla/Firefox would have the answer readily available. Furthermore, just my two cents worth, but I think it stinks that either Yahoo or some other associated program hijacks the address bar and changes the search from Google, which is what I had set up, to Yahoo without a warning or even without asking if I would like this. The results that Yahoo search produces are very inadequate.

Asked by scubadoc 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Re 66.0.2 Tabs are on bottom but project ~1/3 down from background, into usable screen, blocking tab titles.

Managed to get Tabs on Bottom in all previous updates (including FF65). Carried over ToB with FF66.0.2 update, but the whole line of tabs (including vertical separators)… (read more)

Managed to get Tabs on Bottom in all previous updates (including FF65). Carried over ToB with FF66.0.2 update, but the whole line of tabs (including vertical separators) has shifted down about 1/3 of its height such that it bleeds into the immediate viewable screen. If the top of that viewable screen is black, for example, the tab titles are almost unreadable. Any advice? Appreciated.

Asked by jYOW 2 years ago

Answered by jYOW 2 years ago

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Facebook isn't loading properly using Firefox but does using Chrome, why ?

One main reason I am asking about this is because I have to download screenshots for a group I'm in and organise tables etc... For every photo added of games played, resu… (read more)

One main reason I am asking about this is because I have to download screenshots for a group I'm in and organise tables etc... For every photo added of games played, results etc... I don't get to see the relevant information I need to be able to download it.

I've tried uploading 2 pictures to here to show what I mean but they won't upload either even though they are under 1mb. Basically, when you click on any picture on facebook, you get a distorted version of that picture, or, there are no options available for downloading it etc.. When I access the same pictures on Chrome, I can like it, download it etc...and everything else is also listed, so I don't understand how Firefox isn't showing any of it.

As both browsers are on this same computer, both upto date etc..., does anyone have any idea why Firefox isn't showing everything ?

Your help would be appreciated immensely as this really is doing my head in :(

Asked by QPRTYPOWER 2 years ago

Last reply by QPRTYPOWER 2 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar gone after 3.29.19, won't display, tried uninstall etc.

Hello, i just did the terrible update 3.29.19 and now my bookmarks toolbar is GONE. Nothing is fixing it, I've tried everything. I have it set to display. It's a kink fro… (read more)

Hello, i just did the terrible update 3.29.19 and now my bookmarks toolbar is GONE. Nothing is fixing it, I've tried everything. I have it set to display. It's a kink from Firefox's update. Please fix this, I can't work without my bookmark toolbar. I did a reinstall etc.

Asked by ClaireAnna 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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On FF the Twiter Share allows for just a few words. Pls advise Tks!

When using Firefox ver 66.0.2, the "Share" with Twitter allows for only a few words. Why? Please advise, thanks! In the example uploaded, only 83 characters allowed. … (read more)

When using Firefox ver 66.0.2, the "Share" with Twitter allows for only a few words. Why? Please advise, thanks! In the example uploaded, only 83 characters allowed.

Asked by José O B 2 years ago

Answered by Kiki 2 years ago

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After updating to 66.0.2 64 bit top sites not populating even when I manually pin a top site, it doesn't show though I can see the site url in about.config

I upgraded to the the Firefox version 66.0.2 64 bit on windows 10. Now the top sites line has only blank icons, and will not show recent sites visited. As a test, I adde… (read more)

I upgraded to the the Firefox version 66.0.2 64 bit on windows 10. Now the top sites line has only blank icons, and will not show recent sites visited. As a test, I added a site manually, expecting it would show up.

After that, I went into about:config and searched for "newtabpage" and found the line with the information for the sites I just added, and I saw them, displayed below. So it knew I had manually pinned some top sites, but they still do not show.

browser.newtabpage.pinned;[{"url":"https://www.alternet.org/","label":"Alternet"},null,null,{"url":"https://www.huffingtonpost.com","label":"Huffington"}]

Asked by bakerh9987 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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The setting for login & paswords won't be saved. I have to refresh the firefox every day to enable that..

Although the passwords are saved in "Saved Login", I need to refresh Firefox every day to enable that. The other settings like language has been saves without any problem… (read more)

Although the passwords are saved in "Saved Login", I need to refresh Firefox every day to enable that. The other settings like language has been saves without any problems.

So I tried those ways from the link, but none of them worked. "How to fix preferences that won't save" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save The only way to fix this situation at the moment is to refresh it every day. That means I have to redo other settings every day.

Is there any way to fix it?

Asked by MYJAUCE 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Youtube videos start out paused (not buffering, paused) and require a click to start

Whenever I open a youtube video, the player will be paused. All I have to do is click it to start, but that's mildly inconvenient enough to bother me. This issue is prese… (read more)

Whenever I open a youtube video, the player will be paused. All I have to do is click it to start, but that's mildly inconvenient enough to bother me. This issue is present when all of my plugins/extensions/addons are disabled as well. It does not occur if I use Chrome.

Asked by KennyD. 2 years ago

Answered by Rok 2 years ago

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browser.download.panel.shown doesn't work as expected

Expected behaviour of browser.download.panel.shown set to true in about:config: "When a download or multiple downloads are taking place, Firefox will not show the pop-out… (read more)

Expected behaviour of browser.download.panel.shown set to true in about:config: "When a download or multiple downloads are taking place, Firefox will not show the pop-out panel detailing the progress of each file transfer unless you proactively click on the Downloads button in the browser's toolbar. However, if you set the value of this preference to true that panel will automatically appear, overlaying a portion of your main browser window, as soon as a download begins."

Setting browser.download.panel.shown to true doesn't work as described. The download panel stays closed when the download begins. Setting browser.download.panel.shown to false automatically opens the download panel on the next download. But for all following downloads it will not open anymore. And oddly enough browser.download.panel.shown is automatically set to true after that.

Asked by emale 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago