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How do I downgrade back to Firefox 85 without breaking my addons?

As the title says, accidentally updated this morning. Was running version 85 pretty handily. I just want to know how to go back. I don't care about security issues. I act… (read more)

As the title says, accidentally updated this morning. Was running version 85 pretty handily. I just want to know how to go back.

I don't care about security issues. I actually tried to revert back myself using my current profile, but it broke all of my addons. Actually, it broke my ability to reinstall them too so even if I wanted them again, I couldn't download them.

Any help is appreciated. Personally, I would prefer to have a "disable until I care about it" button.

Asked by alcoholictimes 1 hour ago

Last reply by alcoholictimes 7 minutes ago

Firefox 105 update corrupts places.sqlite

Auto-updated to v105 today (105.0.2 64-bit Windows 10) and all bookmarks were gone. Not just gone but the bookmark manager seems not to be rendering properly (see attache… (read more)

Auto-updated to v105 today (105.0.2 64-bit Windows 10) and all bookmarks were gone. Not just gone but the bookmark manager seems not to be rendering properly (see attached image where there should be at least some elements drawn). Additionally, neither the bookmarks nor history left pane show anything (second attachment).

The 105 update was applied this morning when first opening the browser. Profile folder -> bookmarkbackups shows a backup from just before the update. Bookmark library -> Restore gives that backup as an option, but restoring that backup has no effect (does nothing).

Exiting Firefox and manually moving places.sqlite to a backup location and then restarting also has no effect. places.sqlite is rebuilt but library -> restore still has no effect.

Asked by tikkoneus 2 hours ago

Last reply by tikkoneus 2 hours ago

Opening a Tweet in a new tab without switching to it

I just made the switch from Chrome to Firefox, and I'm still trying to understand the small differences that exist between the 2 browsers. While on Twitter, what I usuall… (read more)

I just made the switch from Chrome to Firefox, and I'm still trying to understand the small differences that exist between the 2 browsers.

While on Twitter, what I usually do is middle-click with my mouse on a Tweet to a new tab that I want to look into later, then continue scrolling down my timeline, then check out the Tweets I opened in the new tab(s). However, when I try to do the same thing on Firefox, it automatically opens the new tab. Because of how Twitter works, this also reloads the Home page when I opened it up, so I just lose anything I was just looking at when I opened the Tweet in a new tab.

What can I do differently here?

Asked by terriermon50 2 hours ago

Twitch Error with Version 105.0.1

Recently updated to version 105.0.1 and I've started to have problems with Twitch. I'm unable to login and keep getting the message: "Something went wrong. Please try aga… (read more)

Recently updated to version 105.0.1 and I've started to have problems with Twitch. I'm unable to login and keep getting the message: "Something went wrong. Please try again." so I cleared the cookies/site data. Still unable to login. I know this isn't an error with my account as I can login via Chrome with no issues. Then I tried downgrading to the previous version 104.0.2 and had no issues with Twitch. Most likely, this new version is creating an error with the Twitch site. Hopefully new updates will address this issue - in the meantime, hoping someone has a solution.

Asked by Tychris 6 days ago

Last reply by Tychris 3 hours ago

Need to change background color of about:blank page

For years I've set the background display color in about:config to a medium gray, #CCCCCC. Main purpose was to change the background color of the about:blank page, which … (read more)

For years I've set the background display color in about:config to a medium gray, #CCCCCC. Main purpose was to change the background color of the about:blank page, which is my home page and my new tab page.

Note I am not overriding colors; #CCCCCC only showed up as the bgcolor for about:blank. Occasionally websites which forgot to specify a background color would show up with a medium gray background, a minor inconvenience and a hint their coding was not so great.

Just realized my background color selection for about:blank isn't working anymore. The background color of the about:blank page is white. Not sure when it changed. I failed to notice when the medium gray disappeared because I have been reflexively pressing the dim screen button. I have vision issues and need to avoid a white screen.

There was a question in 2021 about the about:blank page bgcolor turning white which was archived but does not look resolved.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1344438

Does about:blank now specify a bgcolor, overriding my about:config setting? I still have browser.display.background_color set to #CCCCCC. Do I need to change another value for about:blank now? Thanks for your help.

Using Firefox 105.0.1 64-bit on a Windows 10 Toshiba laptop.

Asked by CLARMAP 5 days ago

Last reply by CLARMAP 3 hours ago

Firefox do not open You-Tube-Videos

Hello, I use Firefox 105 on my PC. I have embedded various YouTube videos on my website. I've had the following problem for a few days: I can see my videos on both my s… (read more)

Hello, I use Firefox 105 on my PC. I have embedded various YouTube videos on my website. I've had the following problem for a few days: I can see my videos on both my smartphone and tablet without going to YouTube. On my PC (Win 10 Pro Vers. 21H2) the display wheel "rolls" without opening the video (... "an error has occurred, try again later"). But if I click on: "Watch on YouTube" plays the video via YouTube correctly. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this? Is there a wrong setting in the Firefox browser? Many thanks and best regards Helmut

Asked by firefox2038 4 hours ago

Automatic update function works neither in Firefox, nor in Thunderbird on my PC under Windows 10

Hi, I have been using Firefox and Thunderbird for ages now. In the good old days, the automatic update function worked in both Firefox and Thunderbird. However, for at le… (read more)

Hi,

I have been using Firefox and Thunderbird for ages now. In the good old days, the automatic update function worked in both Firefox and Thunderbird. However, for at least a year now, neither Firefox nor Thunderbird installs the updated version(s) whenever they are available. Please look at the attached screenshots of my respective settings.

These days I am always warned by a third application that either or both Firefox and Thunderbird has/have update(s). Then I have to install the update(s) manually.

I would appreciate your feedback or advice.

Asked by A_Kovacs 7 hours ago

Dragging anything interactive in one tab opens new tab

I frequently use sites that allow reordering of items and things interactive. When I drag anything interactive in a webpage, it does complete that action (like reorder an… (read more)

I frequently use sites that allow reordering of items and things interactive. When I drag anything interactive in a webpage, it does complete that action (like reorder an item in a list) but then opens a new search tab and swaps to it.

Anyway to disable this? I can't seem to find a solution or option in the config for it.

Asked by matts5 9 hours ago

can't play amazon prime movies anymore since version upgrade

Your Firefox browser just prompted me to upgrade to 105.0.2 (64 bit), so I did it. I had been previously using it to watch amazon prime movies, but since this upgrade it … (read more)

Your Firefox browser just prompted me to upgrade to 105.0.2 (64 bit), so I did it. I had been previously using it to watch amazon prime movies, but since this upgrade it does not work anymore. I am using a Windows 10 desktop. I restarted Windows, but it is still broken.

Asked by pdreyfuss 16 hours ago

RE: Firefox extremely slow to load pages or connect to Web sites after startup

It's June 2022, and I am using FF64 101.0.1. My issue is best described by Zaayl (2017) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157490, but the working and easies… (read more)

It's June 2022, and I am using FF64 101.0.1.

My issue is best described by Zaayl (2017) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157490, but the working and easiest solution I found was the one offered by delclemons (2018) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229621#question-reply.

My starting page is blank. I have an extension that shows my external IP as a country flag when FF starts up. If the flag doesn't show, I know I still cannot connect to any site. Similar to Zaayl's case, my FF can be able to connect to sites only after a certain amount of time, which varies from instant - very rarely - up to over 10 minutes. The wait always gets longer, especially when FF crashes and have to restart.

I've been searching a long, long time for the right fix. I cringe at the idea that I have to reinstall FF every time there's a major issue, like this one. Syncing back bookmarks and passwords and reinstalling the extensions are the easy part. The painful part is having to set details of accounts in the containers afterwards. I am so glad that is over now. Connection to sites is no longer prolonged after FF startup.

I wanted to thank the persons concerned, but I couldn't reply to their messages, which are now archived. So, I decided to post a new one here to do that; also, to help users who have to same issue as mine.

Asked by mobilesuit 3 months ago

Last reply by mobilesuit 20 hours ago

Restore bookmarks unsort (Unwanted sort)

I have tried to import saved bookmark (Firefox json and html save). It restores the file but automatically unsorts the booksmarks from folder and all file the links go to… (read more)

I have tried to import saved bookmark (Firefox json and html save). It restores the file but automatically unsorts the booksmarks from folder and all file the links go to my bookmark toolbar. I want to restore the way I organized them originally.

Asked by spumae 1 week ago

Last reply by spumae 20 hours ago

Web pages at dailykos.com keep loading and reloading continuously, making them unreadable

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/10/5/2127107/-I-swear-to-god-come-after-puppies-and-you-will-regret-it?detail=emaildkre&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email I hav… (read more)

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/10/5/2127107/-I-swear-to-god-come-after-puppies-and-you-will-regret-it?detail=emaildkre&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email

I have cleared cache, disabled extensions, restarted Firefox, all to no avail. This happens consistently with dailykos web pages, but they work perfectly well in Chrome.

There are no error messages.

Thank you for any help.

Hugh

Asked by hughirvin 23 hours ago

Saved files pick a random folder to save files to

I have Firefox set to ask me whether to open or save a file, and then when saving to ask me where to save every time. I have noticed that Firefox tends to remember what f… (read more)

I have Firefox set to ask me whether to open or save a file, and then when saving to ask me where to save every time. I have noticed that Firefox tends to remember what folder I last saved something in from a specific site (aka, when I download something from dafont.com, it remembers that I saved previous downloads in the "Free fonts" folder and automatically loads that folder). That's convenient and I like this feature.

However, sometimes I need to save to lots of different folders from a site. (For example, if I download images from a stock image site, I want to save the image in the project folder of whichever project I'm working on.) The problem is that Firefox spits out a random folder I may have saved to before, with no rhyme or reason, even if I have just recently saved a bunch of files to one specific folder. For example, I am downloading ten images to save to Project Folder A. Downloading the first image brings up Project Folder B. I navigate to Project Folder A and save. I download the second image and it brings up Project Folder C. I navigate to Project Folder A and save. I download the second image and it brings up Project Folder D. Etc. etc.

Sometimes it does remember the current folder I'm using, but then it will randomly switch in the middle, which is incredibly annoying because I might not notice the switch and then later I can't find what I downloaded, only to eventually find it in a completely unrelated folder. (So for example, I download the first image to Project Folder A. I download the second image, and it brings up Project Folder A. I download the third and fourth images and it brings up Project Folder A. I download the fifth image and it brings up Project Folder E. I save without noticing, or I navigate back to Project Folder A.)

Is there a way to set Firefox to remember download locations for some sites, but to default to the last used for others? Or do I need to just turn the feature off entirely? And if so, how do I do that? (From googling, it does seem other people have had this problem, in 2012 and in 2017. Both were told to update to the latest version of Firefox, which is not helpful for me in 2022, or to modify the Boolean rules for the config setting browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite. I have no idea how to modify a Boolean rule.)

Asked by justaddwater 23 hours ago

YT Shorts Plays Wrong Video

Here's the problem: over the past few days, every time I try to play a Youtube Short, it plays the wrong video, if it plays at all. As best I can tell, what's happening… (read more)

Here's the problem: over the past few days, every time I try to play a Youtube Short, it plays the wrong video, if it plays at all. As best I can tell, what's happening is that it's skipping to the end of the video I'm trying to play and cycling on to the next one.

Frankly, I dislike YT's Shorts format anyway, but some of my favorite content creators use them, so what you gonna do?

I tested it out on Edge, and there doesn't seem to be a problem there.

It doesn't seem to matter whether I try to play the video on YT itself or click an external link. The same results: I can't actually play the video I'm trying to see.

It's only been happening for a couple of days.

Asked by r.thomas.wright 23 hours ago

When I try to run a search, a new tab opens listing what I tried to search, but there are no results.

I try to run normal searches using either Google or Bing I get no results. The search tab opens, but there are no results. 2 choices show. Web and Support at top of blank… (read more)

I try to run normal searches using either Google or Bing I get no results. The search tab opens, but there are no results. 2 choices show. Web and Support at top of blank page.

Asked by dighton20 1 day ago

audio is not working in a particular

https://meeting.ifasonline.com/html5client/join?sessionToken=zr5z3pejgnqmtajs In this website audio is not coming ask for permission of microphone but after grant all per… (read more)

https://meeting.ifasonline.com/html5client/join?sessionToken=zr5z3pejgnqmtajs In this website audio is not coming ask for permission of microphone but after grant all permission its not working

Asked by annurag231 1 day ago