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Where'd my bookmarks and plugins go?

Firefox pushed an update on me today. When I re-launched after the update, I had none of my bookmarks or plugins! Logged in using the email account I *believe* I had bee… (read more)

Firefox pushed an update on me today. When I re-launched after the update, I had none of my bookmarks or plugins!

Logged in using the email account I *believe* I had been using, and two menubar bookmarks appeared, but the drop-down menu is missing everything else I had previously!  :(

Looking in the FF settings folder, it looks like there is a folder with other account settings, but I do not know how to identify which is which, nor do I know how to copy over settings from the other account...

Help?

Thanks,

-Chip

Asked by cmoody1 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 15 hours ago

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Cannot display Windows 10 taskbar from the Firefox browser

While in the Firefox browser I can no longer display the windows 10 toolbar by moving the cursor to the bottom of the page. This has always worked but started failing rec… (read more)

While in the Firefox browser I can no longer display the windows 10 toolbar by moving the cursor to the bottom of the page. This has always worked but started failing recently. Not sure if it was a Firefox update that changed things or something else. Moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen on all windows applications correctly pops up the taskbar. This only happens with the Firefox main screen and any web page linked to with Firefox. The Windows IE works fine.

Asked by dgreenou 19 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 15 hours ago

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Bookmarks tab bookmark spacing

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7 After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmar… (read more)

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7

After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmarks are less useful now. Is there a way to decrease this spacing?

Asked by pulnimar 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Changing background from black to white

Through no action of my own, the background color for FF has changed from white to black, which I absolutely abhor. I've wasted a lot of time trying a lot of recommended … (read more)

Through no action of my own, the background color for FF has changed from white to black, which I absolutely abhor. I've wasted a lot of time trying a lot of recommended fixes that haven't work. As much as I like FF, I am now working with Edge in Windows 11. This change will be permanent if I don't find a fix for the FF problem.

Asked by Lois 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 16 hours ago

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Lost All My Bookmarks

Hi, I downloaded the new Firefox browser a couple of days ago and now I have lost all my bookmarks. Does Firefox have a recent backup that I can import? I clicked on 'Bo… (read more)

Hi,

I downloaded the new Firefox browser a couple of days ago and now I have lost all my bookmarks.

Does Firefox have a recent backup that I can import?

I clicked on 'Bookmarks', then 'Manage Bookmarks', select restore, but the bookmarks are from months ago.

Where are my current bookmarks?

Also, where is the bookmarks icon which was in the top right-hand corner, how do I access the bookmarks in this new version?


Kind regards,

Maria

Asked by Maria 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 17 hours ago

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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (read more)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Asked by joey_moey 20 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 20 hours ago

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javascript script works in stackoverflow sandbox and jsfiddle but not on my website

I'm not sure this is a problem with Firefox but I have run out of other options to look at. At first I thought it might be because the page uses a frameset (I know it's o… (read more)

I'm not sure this is a problem with Firefox but I have run out of other options to look at. At first I thought it might be because the page uses a frameset (I know it's obsolete) so I created a version that uses an iframe instead. That way the html that needs to be acted on is not in a frame. It still doesn't work. I don't know why it works in stackoverflow's sandbox and jsfiddle but not on my website. Any help is appreciated.

Frameset version iFrame version

If you need to see the tabstrip code (it's virtually identical to the iFrame version): Tabstrip for frameset version

The script is supposed to hilite the selected tab with a red background. The rollover works fine (yellow background and brown text) but the selected tab color never shows up.

Asked by Wayne 21 hours ago

Answered by Wayne 17 hours ago

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Annoying downloadbutton popup

Hello, Since the last firefox update to version 97.0b3 a new "effect" appeared, which is truly annoying. Whenever I download something, the downloadbutton message pops up… (read more)

Hello,

Since the last firefox update to version 97.0b3 a new "effect" appeared, which is truly annoying. Whenever I download something, the downloadbutton message pops up, and I don't know how to get rid of this. Could you please tell me how to change the settings to prevent this from happening?

15 january 2022

Thanks in advance, Alicia

Asked by aliciaporcella 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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unable to turn off Safe Search in Bing

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, i… (read more)

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, it has reverted to moderate. Firefox is vs 96.0.1. Setting is set to normal, not strict. Windows 10 preferences are set to safe search off. All caches have been cleared. I took off all extensions, ran malware bytes & cccleaner & anti-virus scan. I tried a refresh of Firefox. Nothing has helped.

Using Edge or Chrome browsers on the Bing search page, Safe search turns off as it should.

--There was a power failure, last night, which knocked off my computer.  That may or may not be related.  However, with both Edge and Chrome accessing Bing okay, it seems to definitely be a Firefox problem?

Asked by sunslight 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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dark mode for firefox

Hello, I live in Northern Ireland, due to a recent eye problem I would like to use a browser that supports Dark Mode does firefox do that or can I get it, if not can you … (read more)

Hello, I live in Northern Ireland, due to a recent eye problem I would like to use a browser that supports Dark Mode does firefox do that or can I get it, if not can you help me with the settings on my monitor? please tell me how thanks T.Holmes

Asked by mrandmrs.aitch 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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videos not showing on a site?

Hello, Recently an adult site I go to, which features videos, isn't working: I can get to site, but nothing shows up on the screen. I've always had 'strict' privacy and a… (read more)

Hello,

Recently an adult site I go to, which features videos, isn't working: I can get to site, but nothing shows up on the screen. I've always had 'strict' privacy and adblocking protections, but something seems to have changed. This started happening maybe three weeks ago?

I did follow Mozilla instructions, and clicked on the 'shield' next to the address, changed 'enhance tracking' to off for this site. But that didn't solve the problem. What would be the next thing to try?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by yohejohn 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Dark Theme

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks Email me at [email]@… (read more)

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks

Email me at [email]@Hotmail.com.

Asked by mmathe8 5 days ago

Answered by artur6912 5 days ago

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Issued with Domain Forwarding

I own www.batteryseminars.com domain, and it has been setup to permanently forward to: [https://plugvolt.com/seminars/|https:.../seminars/] Whenever I enter www.batteryse… (read more)

I own www.batteryseminars.com domain, and it has been setup to permanently forward to: [https://plugvolt.com/seminars/|https:.../seminars/]

Whenever I enter www.batteryseminars.com in Mozilla browser (Mozilla browser only), it times out with no response or opening of any web page. I have tried this from different computers with different IP addresses, and it does it each time - but again, only when using a Mozilla browser. The domain forwarding works well in Chrome, Edge and Safari browsers.

How can this be fixed? Thanks.

duplicate. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1364632

Asked by salilssoman 1 day ago

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Images will not load

I have Firefox 96.0.1. As of this morning, images will no longer load on any websites. The only thing that has changed since yesterday is that I followed some advice fr… (read more)

I have Firefox 96.0.1. As of this morning, images will no longer load on any websites. The only thing that has changed since yesterday is that I followed some advice from the Washington Post on how to prevent scam emails. I have spent nearly two hours searching for and following advice to restore images on Firefox, but nothing has worked. I need more direct assistance!

Asked by womanfield 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Firefox does not use saved logins

Since I upgraded to "96.0 (64-bit)", most news/media sites force me to login in every time, even though - the specific login is saved in "Logins & Passwords" - "Ask t… (read more)

Since I upgraded to "96.0 (64-bit)", most news/media sites force me to login in every time, even though - the specific login is saved in "Logins & Passwords" - "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" is checked, with no exceptions - "Autofill logins and passwords" is checked - automatic login worked before the latest Firefox upgrade What else should I look at? Thank you.

Asked by daveed 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago