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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox 88.01 stability

I'm trying to figure out what on earth is wrong with this software. After installing the latest version, unbeknownst to me, after an hour or two of usage the browser fail… (read more)

I'm trying to figure out what on earth is wrong with this software. After installing the latest version, unbeknownst to me, after an hour or two of usage the browser fails to connect to any website, at all. Upon closing and re-opening the browser, I'm prompted that "you've launched an older version of Firefox" my bookmarks and history is corrupted, I need to create a new profile. Once the browser actually opens, I check the version, it's now reverted back to 87 where, it begins this absurd cycle all over again, downloading and installing 88.01.

What is this, only compatible with 20h2? My system does not yet have this.

In order to stop this madness. I've removed it, installed v74, threw a policy.json file together to block this from updating itself.

Asked by Taylor.Smith 4 months ago

Last reply by mnit 2 months ago

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UI: Login usernames/passwords drop-down list extends below screen.

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list… (read more)

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list is scrollable by mouse and arrow (up/down) keys, so it wouldn't be necessary to extend the list that far down. Just until the lower boundary of the current firefox windowwould have been sufficient.

The result is that I can't see (nor select) the usernames that are listed below the screen.

Firefox 75 64 bit on Fedora 32.

I hope this description was clear enough as I'm hesitant to include a screenshot showing all usernames involved on those site.

For anyone who wonders why so many logins: it's a list of email adresses currently in use in a webmail service.


Thanks.

Asked by arie_firefox.com 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Always save .jpg file

When I download almost any type of file, Firefox nicely asks whether I would like to always save the file, or always open it with some program. But for .jpg files, it mak… (read more)

When I download almost any type of file, Firefox nicely asks whether I would like to always save the file, or always open it with some program. But for .jpg files, it makes a blanket, hard-coded assumption that I do not want to preserve my choice. I cannot add .jpg to the list of actions in the preferences. The authors of the browser forcibly mandate that a .jpg download must go to a popup, and the user's preferred action cannot be maintained internally.

This is a mistake. I realize someone thought it was a very rational idea. it is not. This is a bug.

How can I work around this mistake in the Firefox design?

Asked by byron.c.hawkins 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Twitter on Firefox missing functions

Hello, this appears to be a Firefox-exclusive problem as any other browser used will fix the issues listed below. However, when I am using Firefox, the following happens:… (read more)

Hello, this appears to be a Firefox-exclusive problem as any other browser used will fix the issues listed below. However, when I am using Firefox, the following happens:

  • I am unable to like or retweet anything, and cannot follow any accounts. Attempting to do so resets them if I refresh or click off the tab.
  • Notifications do not go away even when I view them
  • Any tweets I have cannot be deleted
  • Any info on my profile cannot be changed
  • I cannot log out

I've tried multiple ways to fix this, including clearing my cache, running in Safe Mode, and removing my saved login. None of these have worked, unfortunately. I've reached out to Twitter Support, but soon realized I wouldn't hear back about specific problems at all. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

Asked by mcpherson.angus 1 year ago

Last reply by Kiki 11 months ago

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Firefox is locked up, unresponsive

I have version 75.0 of firefox. I was browsing as normal and it suddenly locked up. If I type in the address bar then search suggestions appear but nothing loads in the… (read more)

I have version 75.0 of firefox. I was browsing as normal and it suddenly locked up. If I type in the address bar then search suggestions appear but nothing loads in the main window. Non of my favourites load. Clicking the new tab button doesn't load a new tab. The menu button opens but the options don't load. I have tried uninstalling. I have removed any sign of mozilla / firefox from my program files and program files x86. If I right click on the main window, the menu that appears has pretty much every option you could imagine. theirs so many option that it scrolls off the screen. on one occasion my laptop blue screened (which it doesn't normally do) but when it came back on firefox worked again until I turned the laptop back on again the next day and it was broke again

Asked by davidmills79 1 year ago

Last reply by rafter111 11 months ago

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Firefox does not reach 1Gb speed? how do i configure browser? Chrome and Edge does reach 1Gb at speedtest, Firefox does not

I already upgraded my home's internet speed up to 1Gb. It included a router's change. The fact i, when i do a speed test on Firefox, it does reach only 600 Mb download sp… (read more)

I already upgraded my home's internet speed up to 1Gb. It included a router's change. The fact i, when i do a speed test on Firefox, it does reach only 600 Mb download speed and 100 upload. If i do the same speed test with another browser, i get 900 MB download and 100 Mb upload. So , how do i configure Firefox in order to get same values than Edge and Chrome browsers? I understand it might has to be with some parameters in about:config . Could you give me some light on this? Thanks

Asked by elf_wolf 1 year ago

Last reply by Ernest 11 months ago

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Google Maps Crashes

Firefox just upgraded to 80.0.1 . . . on Mac OS High Sierra . . . 1 Open new browser window 2 Go to : http://www.Google.com/maps/ 3 paste or key an address into the "Wh… (read more)

Firefox just upgraded to 80.0.1 . . . on Mac OS High Sierra . . .

  1. 1 Open new browser window
  2. 2 Go to : http://www.Google.com/maps/
  3. 3 paste or key an address into the "Where?" field, and
  4. 4 BOOM Firefox immediately closes the Google window.

On a Macbook Pro, running Mac OS High Sierra, 10.13.6 FireFox version 75.0 works perfectly, and Google Maps works perfectly.

(Except for the annoying notices to upgrade, which is what was done, finally got tired of getting the upgrade notice so she upgraded and BOOM Firefox doesn't work on Google Maps. So now she's using Safari for Google Maps)

-(

Tip : If the upgrade doesn't work, then don't send the upgrade notices!

Asked by showker1 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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New versions of Firefox are very slow for download speeds. 50% of what is available from my provider. Safari is at 100%. Is this from security and filters ?

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources… (read more)

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources and all return a similar range - 40-60Mbps. My provider speed is 100Mbps. I have run the same tests with Safari and it is operating at 100% speed wise. Are new security features and / or tracking filters responsible for this slow down ?

Asked by bobbymacbean 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Youtube video takes too long to unpause

Whenever I open a youtube video, go to other tabs, come back after some time and unpause it, it either takes 1-2 seconds for it to start, or the video unpauses without so… (read more)

Whenever I open a youtube video, go to other tabs, come back after some time and unpause it, it either takes 1-2 seconds for it to start, or the video unpauses without sound, which comes back after 1-2 seconds. Is this normal? If it is, is there a setting I can change?

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Mac Firefox update dialog

Can you please turn OFF the update window that happens every time I launch Firefox now? I do not have rights to update my machine and the updates are handled by corporate… (read more)

Can you please turn OFF the update window that happens every time I launch Firefox now? I do not have rights to update my machine and the updates are handled by corporate IT. It's extremely annoying.

Asked by me142 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I lost all my data

Hello its been years i havent using this web browser. but still i have some data like bookmarks, and password that i saved in here. but when i log back in with my accoun… (read more)

Hello its been years i havent using this web browser. but still i have some data like bookmarks, and password that i saved in here.

but when i log back in with my account. all of them is gone, could you please help me ?

i already try to synchronize the device with my account. but its still nothing happened.

please help i have a search history, book mark, and password, from when i still in elementary school.

its very hearth breaking if its gone.

thanks

Asked by Rachmandani 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Add Ons

Well, I don't know what changed! My antivir tells me that I got a tracking cookie but they want money to delete it. So I searched and found an add on called "NoScript" wh… (read more)

Well, I don't know what changed! My antivir tells me that I got a tracking cookie but they want money to delete it. So I searched and found an add on called "NoScript" who could maybe do the job for me.

But my problem is: I am (always) online with Firefox. If I want to download/install ANY add on, the site always tells me "Only in Firefox - Download and install now". As I am online with the newest version (79.0) , I absolutely don't understand this message. Okay, so I gave it a chance, hit the button and "installed" what's allready on my computer. But after that there is no change! If I want the add on, I still get the same message: "Only in Firefox - Download and install now"

What can you do for me or is there (really?) anything I have to change to be able to install AddOns again?


Nun, ich weiß nicht, was sich geändert hat! Mein Antivirus sagt mir, ich hätte einen Tracking Cookie, aber die wollen Geld für die Löschung. Also have ich gesucht und ein AddOn namens "NoScript" gefunden, das diesen Job möglicherweise erledigen kann.

Doch habe ich ein Problem: Ich bin (immer) mit Firefox online. Und wenn ich IRGENDEIN AddOn herunterladen/installieren will, erklärt mir die Seite stets "Nur mit Firefox - Laden Sie Firefox jetzt herunter". Da ich immer mit der neuesten Version (79.0) online bin, kann ich diese Nachricht nicht absolut nicht verstehen. Okay, also versuchte ich es einmal, klickte den Button und "installierte", was bereits auf meinem Computer ist. Doch danach hat sich nichts geändert! Wenn ich das AddOn will, bekomme ich nach wie vor die selbe Nachricht: "Nur mit Firefox - Laden Sie Firefox jetzt herunter"

Was könnt Ihr für mich tun oder gibt es da (tatsächlich?) etwas, das ich ändern muß, um wieder AddOns installieren zu können?

Asked by magmadrag 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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MS Edge took away part of my Firefox programs and data.

I had to use Edge this afternoon to open my Brother printer/etc. I was in a hurry to scan something. Now it appears that MS Edge has taken some data and the Brother prog… (read more)

I had to use Edge this afternoon to open my Brother printer/etc. I was in a hurry to scan something. Now it appears that MS Edge has taken some data and the Brother program out of Firefox. Help please! Thank you.

Asked by Marcia Mills Hatman 1 year ago

Last reply by dsar3557 1 year ago

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www.<website>.com in location bar creates http://www.<website>.com, not httpS://www.<website>.com

When I key www.<website>.com in location bar and hit enter, Firefox uses http://www.<website>.com, not httpS://www.<website>.com, to find the website. M… (read more)

When I key www.<website>.com in location bar and hit enter, Firefox uses http://www.<website>.com, not httpS://www.<website>.com, to find the website. Most of the time the http:// version does not resolve to a website. It just hunts and hunts and hunts. This same thing happens many times when I click on a link in gmail which I open in Firefox.

Since we are all supposed to be using httpS:// these days, why doesn't Firefox default to https://?

Is there some setting that I'm missing?

Thanks, Caitlin

Asked by Caitlin 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I can't load youtube in firefox

When I open youtube, there´s nothing wrong. But when I sign in with my account, the page stops working. It only happens with firefox, chrome an edge doesn't do that. … (read more)

When I open youtube, there´s nothing wrong. But when I sign in with my account, the page stops working. It only happens with firefox, chrome an edge doesn't do that.

Asked by lorenpan12 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Continous Firefox popup is distracting. How can I disable it?

Hi, Help me disable your new method of always sending a promo popup to my screen whenever I go to the internet. My work with information requires intense concentration an… (read more)

Hi,

Help me disable your new method of always sending a promo popup to my screen whenever I go to the internet. My work with information requires intense concentration and your unnecessary popups are very disruptive. When I want to update to a newer ver of FF after I check it out thoroughly as I ran into lots of work as one of your updates caused me to loose hundreds of passwords, EOS.

I look forward to hearing positively from you soon.

Regards,

klxdrt

Asked by Skodie 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago