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Drag/drop e-mail or attachment from Microsoft Office to Firefox

Hello all, Lately I received a report from some colleagues that a certain feature is not working in Firefox that appears to be working on any other browser. When drag/dro… (read more)

Hello all,

Lately I received a report from some colleagues that a certain feature is not working in Firefox that appears to be working on any other browser.

When drag/dropping e-mails and/or attachments from Microsoft Outlook (Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise) to a drop-field in Firefox (88.0.1 - 64-bit) nothing happens.

When using Firefox we can drag/drop files from Windows Explorer, but not from Outlook.

The same fields do work flawlessly when drag/dropping e-mails and/or attachments from Microsoft Outlook in Google Chrome, Microsoft EDGE, Opera and Safari. So Firefox is the only browser - on several OS's - that does not allow e-mails/attachments to be dropped from Microsoft Outlook. We have tested multiple users on different workstation and we have tested drop-fields from several web applications.

Surprisingly I cannot find any solution to this. The only similar cases I was able to find are from a couple of years ago but are about the other way around (so drag/dropping files FROM Firefox to another application).

At this moment I am advising my colleagues to use another browser. But we really want this to work properly with any browser of choice. Hope this community can help us out.

The update to Firefox 89.0 did not fix this problem.

Note: UAC is enabled on the workstations. Disabling does not affect anything. Tested attachments: .pdf, .docx, .html & .xlsx

Asked by Wouter Moed 1 month ago

Last reply by Wouter Moed 5 days ago

Firefox will not use KDE dialogs and system applications and instead only uses GTK applications

I am running RHEL 7 and KDE4 with Firefox Nightly. Firefox will not use KDE/Qt dialog boxes or system applications. For example: when showing the downloaded file list (Ct… (read more)

I am running RHEL 7 and KDE4 with Firefox Nightly.

Firefox will not use KDE/Qt dialog boxes or system applications. For example: when showing the downloaded file list (Ctrl + Shift + y) and clicking the folder icon to show the file's location, firefox will freeze for several seconds before opening a window in Nautilus.

I have found discussions of this problem that span seemingly a decade without a simple step-by-step guide or an updated solution. Answers range from: editing =mimeinfo.cache= file for the =inode.directory= line, editing items in =defaults.list= file; setting the =GTK_USE_PORTAL=1= variable (somewhere) and then changing various =about:config= settings.

It's just confusing and exhausting tracking this down. Is it possible to get firefox to play nicely with KDE? Nothing that I have tried so far seems to have worked, but I'm honestly not sure where this setting would live, or magic bash incantation I need to run.

I know this seems minor, but having just switched back over to firefox to chrome, it seems very jarring seeing the GTK dialogs that do not play nicely with the rest of my desktop/workflow (i.e., I do not want to start a Gnome vs KDE flamewar, but rather: I'm used to dolphin and how it works and make heavy use of the embedded terminal within dolphin windows or drag&drop files into the Qt open dialog box which "drops" as a file path ... I have no idea what happens if I drag something into the GTK open dialog box)

Asked by stewart.t 1 month ago

Last reply by stewart.t 6 days ago

Firefox 89.0.2 has become unusable

Firefox 89.0.2 has become unusable; type is faint, boxes etc. do not show. Want to know how to make screan clearer, show details. I have tried settings, new themes. Nothi… (read more)

Firefox 89.0.2 has become unusable; type is faint, boxes etc. do not show. Want to know how to make screan clearer, show details. I have tried settings, new themes. Nothing seems to help. Some sites are OK but most to faint to read. Unusable.

Asked by JohnP 2 weeks ago

Last reply by JohnP 5 days ago

How to enable add-ons in Firefox and mozilla pages

In Firefox settings, Firefox new tab, and in these mozilla forums, my add-ons are disabled. Specifically Vimium, and I get this message when hovering over the Vimium icon… (read more)

In Firefox settings, Firefox new tab, and in these mozilla forums, my add-ons are disabled. Specifically Vimium, and I get this message when hovering over the Vimium icon: "Vimium is not running on this page.

Your browser does not run web extensions like Vimium on certain pages, usually for security reasons.

Unless your browser's developers change their policy, then unfortunately it is not possible to make Vimium (or any other web extension, for that matter) work on this page."

How can I enable this, and possibly all normally active add-ons in these pages?

Asked by 24michaelpartridge 1 month ago

Last reply by 24michaelpartridge 6 days ago

Preview shows blank pages for some pages for some EMails

When I try to print some EMails, the latest being a 9 page ticket confirmation from Delta Airlines, the preview shows pages 1 and 9 with the correct content. Pages 2 thro… (read more)

When I try to print some EMails, the latest being a 9 page ticket confirmation from Delta Airlines, the preview shows pages 1 and 9 with the correct content. Pages 2 through 8 only display some kind of footer with the main part of the page blank. I am using Windows 7 with the latest updates for Fox.

Asked by jlschooley 6 days ago

Sharing a link via airdrop

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared… (read more)

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared and, although I read here that I could do that by right clicking the page, the option for SHARE does not appear. Can you please explain how to do this now? (I use a Mac).

Asked by findmariag 6 days ago

How to set location of temporarily download files Firefox linux

Under Ubuntu. If an application is set to be the default file handler for a certain type of file, Firefox will allow you to open such a download directly in the applicati… (read more)

Under Ubuntu. If an application is set to be the default file handler for a certain type of file, Firefox will allow you to open such a download directly in the application. To do this, it saves the file in a temporary location, and then hands over to the application. The problem is that the location firefox uses under Linux is /tmp and modern snap and flatpak desktop apps are not allowed to see /tmp.

For instance, a .deb file is an installable software package. Ubuntu naturally uses the Software app to handle .deb files. But Software is a sandboxed snap app, and it won't open files in /tmp

The workaround of saving files and opening them from the app works, but it defeats the purpose of having registered file handlers.

And I do not know how to get firefox to save temporary download files somewhere else. I can't find any relevant configuration option.

I tried editing the firefox launcher:

env TMPDIR=/home/tim/tmp_firefox firefox

but it still uses /tmp

Asked by Tim Richardson 6 days ago

Extreme Slowness

Filling MonkeySurvey forms or any large form in Firefox(browser is updated, version 90.0(64-bit)) is extremely slow and frustrating. Words appear in the field 2-3 sec la… (read more)

Filling MonkeySurvey forms or any large form in Firefox(browser is updated, version 90.0(64-bit)) is extremely slow and frustrating. Words appear in the field 2-3 sec later after typing.

Asked by rahul99kaurav 1 week ago

Last reply by rahul99kaurav 6 days ago

A tab randomly closes on startup

Hi, whenever I start Firefox up, one of the tabs randomly closes. This happens both with tabs from last session as well as newly opened bookmarks. Both on Windows 10 and … (read more)

Hi, whenever I start Firefox up, one of the tabs randomly closes. This happens both with tabs from last session as well as newly opened bookmarks. Both on Windows 10 and Linux (MX Linux, Debian 9). Only one tab has to be "sacrificed" apparently, so I usually open the last bookmark twice.

What could be causing this? I attached what Extensions I'm currently using.

Asked by Lithox2g 6 days ago

"Super-Bug" tabs and setting

I have several hundred tabs, tick them all and want to bookmark them, but that never works. Never! I uninstalled Firefox, reinstalled it. It still does not work. I've tur… (read more)

I have several hundred tabs, tick them all and want to bookmark them, but that never works. Never! I uninstalled Firefox, reinstalled it. It still does not work. I've turned off all add-ons, it's still not working. The error has been present for 2 or 3 years! I also used a whole lot of tabs managers but not even one solved the problem, managers don't even see these tabs! In my case, Firefox is stable, pages open, so what makes it impossible to add or save tabs? I don't want to lose my open tabs. I searched all the help pages, tricks and it still doesn't work, nothing, nothing at all, not even reinstating a computer or anything else won't fix the problem. I will also add that the "Settings" menu does not open! This is unique (super-bug)!

Asked by zefir_zwiejek 1 week ago

Last reply by zefir_zwiejek 6 days ago

Firefox got uninstalled during a Thunderbird update by Mozilla Maintenance Service

Hello, Thunderbird got updated to 78.12.0 by Mozilla Maintenance Service this morning and I believe Firefox got uninstalled by accident during the process. The reason I t… (read more)

Hello,

Thunderbird got updated to 78.12.0 by Mozilla Maintenance Service this morning and I believe Firefox got uninstalled by accident during the process.

The reason I think it got deleted by MMS is because in `C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox` I could see a single file named `tobedeleted` and when I read the log located at `C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\UpdateLogs`, the last two lines were : NS_main: unable to remove directory: tobedeleted, err: 41 NS_main: directory will be removed on OS reboot: tobedeleted

Luckily my `%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles` were not affected by this issue and I managed to recover my data by reinstalling Firefox.

Best regards,

Tolga Taluy

Asked by tolga.taluy 6 days ago

Multi-Account Containers 'forgets' tabs sometimes

I use Multi-Account Containers. I have Restore previous session enabled under Startup in settings. When I have container tabs open, and I close firefox and reopen it, it … (read more)

I use Multi-Account Containers. I have Restore previous session enabled under Startup in settings. When I have container tabs open, and I close firefox and reopen it, it sometimes removes the container label from the tabs and tries to open them in No container mode. The easiest way to reproduce this problem is to open some tabs in a container, Go to MAC -> Select the container -> Hide This Container, then MAC -> Select the container -> Show this container, and immediately close firefox. When you open Firefox again, the tabs will have lost their container association.

Asked by bdani2000 6 days ago

Will the "System theme" be removed in a future release?

Hello, when I recently updated I was offered a choice of UI themes, including "System theme" which states: "Follow the operating system setting for buttons, menus, and wi… (read more)

Hello, when I recently updated I was offered a choice of UI themes, including "System theme" which states: "Follow the operating system setting for buttons, menus, and windows." My question is, will this "System theme" option be removed in a future release?

As a visually-impaired user I use a high contrast theme with custom button sizes etc,in Windows, and so was greatly worried by talk of a new Firefox theme that uses its own UI / colour-scheme which might not meet my needs. So when updating I was delighted to see the above option. I chose it and FF continues to use my needed system colours etc. Phew, I thought, crisis averted.

But I am now panicking again at other things I have since read, about certain UI options gbeing disabled eventually. I am unclear as to whether it is the ability to disable specific elements within the new UI theme for those that use it that is under threat, or whether it is the ability to choose the alternative "System theme" that is under threat? Thanks.

Asked by TechHorse 1 week ago

Last reply by TechHorse 6 days ago

When Firefox is full screen a gray bar appears on the bottom of other monitors

I have a 3 monitor set up with one below the other two. I auto-hide the task bar in WIN10. When Firefox is full screen on the bottom monitor a small gray bar shows up on … (read more)

I have a 3 monitor set up with one below the other two. I auto-hide the task bar in WIN10. When Firefox is full screen on the bottom monitor a small gray bar shows up on the bottom of the two monitors above.

When changing the display and stacking all three windows whichever window is above the full screen will have the same gray bar.

Asked by mike.byars.jr 6 days ago

Can't remove social media links from search bar drop down

I've selected to search from address bar. When I click in the address bar I get a list of social media links, i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, etc. I'd like to prevent t… (read more)

I've selected to search from address bar. When I click in the address bar I get a list of social media links, i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, etc.

I'd like to prevent these from showing each time I click in the address bar, but am unable to locate a setting which affects this.

Does anyone know how to keep these links from appearing when clicking in the address bar?

Thanks.

Asked by mhinnc 6 days ago

why is it so complicated to get an answer to a hopefully simple question?

I would like a phone number to call - it is too time-consuming to have to search page after page for an answer to what is likely a simple question. 1) why does the home p… (read more)

I would like a phone number to call - it is too time-consuming to have to search page after page for an answer to what is likely a simple question. 1) why does the home page keep changing to marquis when I've already set my home page (numerous times by the way); 2) why is Google the only option I'm given for search engine? I already have and use DuckDuckGo and am only directed to download it, not add it as my search engine. Do I have to abandon Mozilla Firefox after so many years of use?

Asked by reddroby 6 days ago