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pdf file opens differently

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this… (read more)

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this behavior was different. The PDF file became a little icon in the bottom left of my screen, and when I clicked that it opened the pdf in a browser tab. Today this is gone and it is back to its old way. I prefer the tab. Do you know why this happened or how to get that back?

Asked by netmouser 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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I lost all my passwords from firefox after Refreshing my browser

Today I've refreshed my Firefox and I'm aware that I'll loose all my add-ons/extensions/customization's, but the problem is I've lost all my passwords in my Firefox lockw… (read more)

Today I've refreshed my Firefox and I'm aware that I'll loose all my add-ons/extensions/customization's, but the problem is I've lost all my passwords in my Firefox lockwise! Please help me. I need all my saved passwords ASAP.

Asked by SaiAkash Neela 13 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 hours ago

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What are the underlined letters in about:preferences#privacy for?

There are underlined letters in about:preferences#privacy, and I was curious about what they do/why are they underlined. This question was asked previously at https://sup… (read more)

There are underlined letters in about:preferences#privacy, and I was curious about what they do/why are they underlined. This question was asked previously at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1177376, but the answer is no longer valid for current Firefox.

Asked by Benica 23 hours ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 22 hours ago

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Lagging or no response when I click on a link.

I have used Firefox for several years and have been very happy with it. However, in the last few/several weeks, I am finding that when I click on a link to go to another… (read more)

I have used Firefox for several years and have been very happy with it. However, in the last few/several weeks, I am finding that when I click on a link to go to another screen, it either takes forever or does not work at all.

What steps should I take to help with this problem? I am using Firefox 78.0.2 (64Bit).

Asked by wardholdridge 19 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 15 hours ago

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what google tech does firefox use?

I noticed right after installation, many google services were installed and used. There were stuff like 'content decryption', so i was curious to know what they could be?… (read more)

I noticed right after installation, many google services were installed and used.

There were stuff like 'content decryption', so i was curious to know what they could be?

Asked by maya.nk1 17 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 17 hours ago

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Don't want to upgrade

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above the address bar and also changed the behavior of the address bar. It took me a couple of weeks to find the answers and get things back the way they were. I don't want to upgrade Firefox because I have no idea what it might change this time. Is there a way to keep Firefox from sending me upgrade notices when I don't want them?

Asked by mikejanus 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 18 hours ago

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I can't log into a specific website when using Firefox.

Firefox is my default browser. When I try to log into my account at clickbank.com, all I get is an endlessly spinning wheel icon. (PW and user name are correct.) When … (read more)

Firefox is my default browser. When I try to log into my account at clickbank.com, all I get is an endlessly spinning wheel icon. (PW and user name are correct.) When I use that OTHER browser (AKA Google Chrome), I can quickly sign in.

Any suggestions as to how to get Firefox to talk to ClickBank?

Thanks for any help you can share.

Asked by KathleenMavity 23 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 17 hours ago

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how to set up firefox to use a mailto link to a webmail account (not gmail, or yahoomail, just a custom webmailaccount ...)

I want to setup firefox to ask me, or directly to switch to a webmailaccount and start an email, if I use a MAILTO link. I can not setup this, the only add-ons are for gm… (read more)

I want to setup firefox to ask me, or directly to switch to a webmailaccount and start an email, if I use a MAILTO link. I can not setup this, the only add-ons are for gmail or yahoomail , but I can not find a solution for a custom webmail address. On another PC I got a question from firefox if I want to define this link, an on this PC Mailto is working. On my working PC I also want to set up this function, but I can not manage to do it. can anybody help?

Asked by f.s3 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Suddenly can't make PayPal payments on eBay using Firefox

I've had no problems for years when using PayPal to pay for Ebay items, but suddenly 14/02/2020 the PayPal pop-up window just sits there with the spinning circle. Paying … (read more)

I've had no problems for years when using PayPal to pay for Ebay items, but suddenly 14/02/2020 the PayPal pop-up window just sits there with the spinning circle. Paying by credit/debit card works fine, but I want the payment to come straight out from my bank account. Followed the simple instructions like disabling AdBlocker and checking Pop-ups are allowed, as given in other answers. Still stuck for a solution, saw elsewhere a reference to user_pref file but that just confused me as I'm not that technically minded. Any help would be gratefully received.

Asked by djmb 5 months ago

Answered by ramos5391 2 months ago

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Bookmarks menu on toolbar does not show the same bookmarks as those displayed from bookmarks sidebar

I have a bookmarks menu link on the bookmarks toolbar. When I save a new bookmark to one of the folders it does not appear. It does appear when I click on the saved histo… (read more)

I have a bookmarks menu link on the bookmarks toolbar. When I save a new bookmark to one of the folders it does not appear. It does appear when I click on the saved history icon. However, if I open the bookmarks sidebar from the history icon and navigate to the same folder, the new bookmark appears but it is missing many other bookmarks that are in the other folder.. I can also save the bookmark to the toolbar and it appears there. Also I can cut an paste the bookmark from the toolbar to the folder. I've tried disabling add-ons and that doesn't fix the problem. There clearly are two sets of bookmarks. How do point Firefox to the one I want?

Asked by Ellaryk 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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White bar on FF above the tabs

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maxim… (read more)

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maximize, and close functions are present on the tab bar on my desktop FF browser. Screenshot attached

Asked by shhtewart 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Middle-Clicking on a hyperlink is no longer opening new windows and I would like it do so.

This is driving me nuts. My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL. This is how it wa… (read more)

This is driving me nuts.

My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL.

This is how it was working before a power interruption forced my computer to restart tonight, and my desired behavior has gone away.

The middle mouse button works for other functions; and, middle-clicking on bookmarks in my bookmark bar does launch a new window with that bookmark as expected. However, middleclicking a hyperlink does nothing.

I have browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick = false and in the options menu, "open links in tabs instead of new windows" is unchecked. Additionally I have set browser.link.open_newwindow = 2.

Can anyone help me here? This is driving me slightly batty.

Asked by ShadowDragon8685 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How to customize(reduce) context menu entries?

Hi, my firefox context menu is too miscellaneous. I want to keep "copy" and "seach...for..." entries, and delete others, so I will not be distracted by them. How can I d… (read more)

Hi, my firefox context menu is too miscellaneous. I want to keep "copy" and "seach...for..." entries, and delete others, so I will not be distracted by them. How can I do that? Making the context menu as simple as possible?

Asked by SpringQ 4 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 days ago

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how do i disable the Hyperlink tooltip?

this extremely annoying hyperlink tool tip pops up and gets in the way of mouse clicks. if im not careful I'll accidentally click it instead of what i intended to click … (read more)

this extremely annoying hyperlink tool tip pops up and gets in the way of mouse clicks. if im not careful I'll accidentally click it instead of what i intended to click on. it likes to pop up over my email check boxes too when im trying to select mail to delete. if i do accidentally click on it, it will follow the link using the tab im currently on which is the brunt force of the annoyance. it absolutely gets in the way and infuriates me to no end. I dont have any add-ons that specifically relate to it, and i cant find anything doing a google search that relates to it either.

Asked by MasterLink5X 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Synced Tabs disappeared - is there a way to restore?

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident… (read more)

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident (as if out of a comedy movie - the roommate's cat knocked a full bowl of cereal onto the old laptop) effectively destroyed the old machine. Thankfully, Firefox Sync meant that everything I had been working on appeared when I got the new machine fully functional...until I logged on to Firefox this evening to find my Synced Tabs empty with just a "Want to see your tabs from other devices here? Connect Another Device" message.

The old device is toast...I don't know if it will even turn on again, much less function enough to sign into Firefox. Synced Tabs was also working just fine for a solid week until it just up and disappeared. Is there some way to restore these? I know it's my fault for relying/expecting Sync to always be there and not backing up the links I had open immediately, and this is a mistake I won't make again...but I'd really love to not lose everything I had open.

Thank you very much in advance for any help or suggestions.

Asked by MBramnik 1 week ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 week ago

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Upgrade issue for 78.0.2

Dear Colleague, I am on a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 64-bit. I have been running Firefox for 15 years without a problem. So, I saw that there was an upgrade … (read more)

Dear Colleague,

  I am on a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 64-bit.     I have been running Firefox for 15 years without a problem. So,  I saw that there was an upgrade to Firefox, and I downloaded it and started installing.    I have completed this process many times in the past.
  When I started running the upgrade, I received the following error,  XUI Runner window that says  "Error Platform version '78.0.2' is not compatible with minVersion>=78.0.1 maxVersion <=78.0.1.  I checked the wiki and the bug list but did not see any bugs.    
  I have not uninstalled and reinstalled yet because I do not want to lose my bookmarks, history, etc. if I can help it.  
  Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you Marj

Asked by mgarrean 1 day ago

Answered by mgarrean 1 day ago