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Attempting to seach for a bookmark (in Firefox Library) causes "not responding" message, altho search is completed in 8 minutes. Help?

Hi...Every time I attempt to search for a bookmark by clicking "show your bookmarks" (or Ctrl/shift/b), then selecting "all bookmarks", then attempting to type something … (read more)

Hi...Every time I attempt to search for a bookmark by clicking "show your bookmarks" (or Ctrl/shift/b), then selecting "all bookmarks", then attempting to type something in the search box, it freezes...and just allows me to press enter, it then turns the "x" in the top right red, and gives a "Not responding" message next to Library(in the top left)..I can still click the red x to cancel the search.

I say attempting to do a search, as it only allows me to type up to 4 (is the most) letters in the search box...its often just one letter before it freezes, and the curser turns into a spinning blue circle....If i just leave it for around 8 minutes,(after pressing enter) it then lists my bookmarks with the search criteria I had used, and the "Not responding" message disappears....and the machine goes back to normal

I have tried removing all my addons and extensions, tried renaming my prefs.js file, but it still hangs and takes 8 minutes.

I havent as yet done a reinstall of Firefox without any of my personal data, or tried a refresh.

The laptop is an HP i7 16gb ram, Win 10 Pro 64bit 1909, Firefox 76.0.1...with all updates present.

Asked by Bob 6 months ago

Answered by Bob 6 months ago

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watch video "in" firefox browser

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me: >> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> whi… (read more)

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me:

>> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> which is: MP4 Video (16.4MB) >> from https://cdn77-vid.xvideos-cdn"."com >> >> What should Firefox do with this file?

My only choice is: Open with Windows Media Player x86 (default)

suggestions?

I'm running Windows 7 Firefox 76.0.1

Thanks!!!!

Asked by G_Eak 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Stop saving all image files as WebP?

I understand the newest version of Firefox offers support for WebP images, which is cool and great... but not when I need to download those images for use on my computer.… (read more)

I understand the newest version of Firefox offers support for WebP images, which is cool and great... but not when I need to download those images for use on my computer. As an artist I need to be able to save things as .jpg or .png for my art programs (or even preview) to be able to open them. Is there any way to make this an option, or to not default to webp when saving images?

I've also tried changing the extension on the file using the "all files" option but it just corrupts the file and won't open them.

Asked by nekosd43 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox 76.0.1 not playing embedded Twitter videos

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I… (read more)

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I did a clear history, cache & cookies and refreshed Firefox. I ran the apt update for Ubunto. It had been operating smoothly in the past. If I go to Twitter, it plays. It just goes blank when I click on the video embedded in the post.

Thank you for any assistance.

Asked by varices 6 months ago

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Logged in with my account after format. Did a password reset. No Bookmarks or passwords or anything. Account is correct. What happened?

Fresh windows install. I download firefox, I try to login with my account, the only account I have in firefox. I reset the password, cause I had forgotten it. Finally, I … (read more)

Fresh windows install. I download firefox, I try to login with my account, the only account I have in firefox. I reset the password, cause I had forgotten it. Finally, I login. No bookmarks, no passwords, no data whatsoever. It does not sync. Last time I did a format, I remember crearly, logging into firefox account and instantly everything got synced, like in a minute. What is going on? Why are there no data in my profile? Where is all my bookmarks and passwords? What do I have to do to get my bookmarks and passwords back?

Asked by koutrasantonis 6 months ago

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Where is the button for exporting bookmarks to html file? Instructions say "Library Window" but that is not enough hint.

My eyesight is limited. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine where in the toolbar of the library window the button for exporting bookmarks to an html file can be foun… (read more)

My eyesight is limited. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine where in the toolbar of the library window the button for exporting bookmarks to an html file can be found. The attached image provides an idea of what I am looking at.

IMAGE: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-05-18-05-49-03-6c245b.png

The reason I am looking in the toolbar of the library window is the Firefox documentation for version 76 on a mac corresponds to the Firefox version I have and the computer I am running it on states:

From the toolbar on the Library window, click BUTTON ICON (PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED SKETCH) Import and Backup and choose Export Bookmarks to HTML...

I looked across the toolbar, then the entire Window marked "Library". I wrote a program to search the Library window for an image that could conceivably be the button indicated in the documentation. Sadly, the results of these efforts is I am here requesting assistance. It is not that I do not love each and every one of you, but my preference is not to have to take the time for putting together a question to post here. It does not take long, but when we live at internet speed, every microsecond counts, I know you agree with this very important principle, particularly in light of the visit currently taking place where Covid and his entourage have all of us ridiculously locked up. We have flattened the curve and also found out the numbers Fauci and Birx showed the President to justify this lockdown have been proven, not correct, more like wildly wrong. So while we wait for the lockdown to be cancelled, my preference due to how my parents raised me is to be able to find the button described in the documentaiton, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, button not there... unless maybe you can see it and I am missing it.. My hopes is you will refer to the image at this link in order to enhance the likelihood of success in my quest of the moment, i.e., making my quesiton understandable to anyone who might be interested or/and able to persist in pointing out the location of the great button of the bookmark export.

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-05-18-05-49-03-6c245b.png


Any assistance you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by Carla Rogers 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Prevent new window from hiding addons in toolbar

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons. In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolb… (read more)

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons.

In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true (following the solution provided in: question 1206512).

Previously, this was successful in ensuring that popup windows got the full toolbar, but now it has stopped working.

I'm not sure exactly which release this started with.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true.

2) Visit https://jeffersonscher.com/res/popit.html and follow the third link.

3) The window that pops up has no toolbar icons for the installed extensions.

Asked by philipmgrant 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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How to prevent a single tab from closing?

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9 How can I prevent a single tab from closing? I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the ac… (read more)

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9

How can I prevent a single tab from closing?

I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the active tab.

My understanding is that it is impossible to change keybindings in Firefox.

I thought an alternative might be to set Firefox to warn before closing a tab.

I had no luck in finding such an option.

Is there such an option?

If not, any other ideas?

Asked by tinker123 6 months ago

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cannot acces my account on a website

a website () states "Academia.edu no longer supports Internet Explorer." please upgrade your brower. Yet this does not help: i can nolonger enter into of said website my … (read more)

a website () states "Academia.edu no longer supports Internet Explorer." please upgrade your brower. Yet this does not help: i can nolonger enter into of said website my account. What ever I try; the website repeats said message in a plain document front and face.

Asked by Bartholo77 6 months ago

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personal bar folder not displayed after update firefox 76.1

Hello, Following the Firefox 76.1 update, all my folders are no longer displayed, the Fishing folder is missing. Between each folder, I inserted separators for a better r… (read more)

Hello,

Following the Firefox 76.1 update, all my folders are no longer displayed, the Fishing folder is missing.

Between each folder, I inserted separators for a better readability.

I can add it by dragging and dropping via the bookmarks to the personal bar, but it disappears after restarting Firefox.

Thank you for your support Greetings

Asked by senga34 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Search suggestions is enabled but not working?

I'm having similar issues to described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090728 The search bar in the "Awesome bar" has stopped offering search suggestio… (read more)

I'm having similar issues to described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090728

The search bar in the "Awesome bar" has stopped offering search suggestions, either from my search history or from Google itself. When I control-click in the search bar, "search suggestions" has a check next to it, and it is also ticked in the Preferences.

This started last week when i migrated to a new iMac.

I went through all of the troubleshooting steps described in the article above but still no suggestions in the address bar.

I'd like to continue using Firefox but this is a deal breaker. What can i do?

Asked by chris228 6 months ago

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how do I return to same location on bookmark after opening link instead of returning to top of bookmark?

Example.... I am in main bookmark page. Scroll down to middle of bookmark and select a bookmarked website. Click on website to view. Then click on upper left hand corne… (read more)

Example....

I am in main bookmark page. Scroll down to middle of bookmark and select a bookmarked website. Click on website to view. Then click on upper left hand corner arrow and it returns me to the top of the bookmark page, rather than returning to the same location of the bookmark.

Disabled all the plugin, cleared cache, history, etc., and still get the same results. Really frustrating to have to scroll down the bookmark page to get to the website.

Never had this problem until installing v. 75 and 76.

Asked by eastof111 6 months ago

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Secure connection failed

Hello, One website gives me a failed secure connection: An error occurred while connecting to www.cdkeypt.pt. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR This error is in Firefox but this site … (read more)

Hello,

One website gives me a failed secure connection:

An error occurred while connecting to www.cdkeypt.pt. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

This error is in Firefox but this site doesn't work in any browser

I restart the pc when it re-enters the desktop if i open the browser before the computer fully starts the site works fine which makes me conclued that something is interfering with it and it most be an update or something because i didn't install anything new, but what? it is only this site that doesn't work all the others are working fine.

I tested opening the site in another pc in my network and it works fine.

I hope someone can help me,

Thanks

Asked by Mr_x 6 months ago

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How to Remove Addresses from Suggestions in Address Bar

Every time I click the address bar (to type an address) FF shows me a list of links (see the attachment) which I can't get rid of. I tried shift+del solution which does n… (read more)

Every time I click the address bar (to type an address) FF shows me a list of links (see the attachment) which I can't get rid of. I tried shift+del solution which does nothing. Also I cleaned up my history and bookmarks (I searched and deleted everything related to those addresses). Can someone please let me know how to get rid of this suggestions?

Asked by rad.wildrydes.d2ecf5 6 months ago

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Change theme with user.js file

Hi, I'm trying to change the theme (only using standard dark and light themes) from a linux terminal. My attempted routes include changing a user.js file (the rest of the… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to change the theme (only using standard dark and light themes) from a linux terminal. My attempted routes include changing a user.js file (the rest of the file works), in particular setting extensions.activeThemeID (I've also attempted doing this in about:config, as well as editing the extensions.json file).

I can change the theme by going to add-ons in a browser. This works fine. I was hoping to automate it (it's not the 1980's - clicking three times to change to a default theme seems unnecessary).

Am I missing something that must be changed in about:config or any other file to change the theme? The extensions.activeThemeID changes when changing the theme in add-ons and seems the likely option but does nothing if I change this value myself.

Asked by eddiewh 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox screenshots will not work

I cannot copy or download any screenshots I take. I download, computer shows "failed" every time. I copy into a new notepad on my computer using the copy link & the… (read more)

I cannot copy or download any screenshots I take. I download, computer shows "failed" every time. I copy into a new notepad on my computer using the copy link & then Control + V, it does nothing. I do get a message that the screenshot I take has been copied to the clipboard. What could be the problem?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by hgw53t 6 months ago

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Side Panel for Web Browsing

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome. I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel. Pa… (read more)

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome.

I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel.

Page to Popup extension is okay, but I'd like to be able to have multiple websites I can just click on to see the brief view in the web panel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Pokemonsaywut 6 months ago

Answered by McCoy 6 months ago