I have this issue with Firefox for a while now, where whatever webpage I may try to load (including www.google.com) will not load sometimes unless I close the tab and ope…
I have this issue with Firefox for a while now, where whatever webpage I may try to load (including www.google.com) will not load sometimes unless I close the tab and open it again and reinput the address or just refresh many times or sometimes it won't work unless I close and restart Firefox several times. At this time, I literally simply even gave up trying to open the Firefox support page in Firefox and installed Chrome for the first time in order to submit this ticket.
I have no special settings for Firefox (basically I use everything is it comes after a fresh install) and I have tried running it both with and without the two extensions I have installed with no change in how Firefox works (or doesn't really, lately)
If I add a NEW bookmark using Bookmark this Page feature OR by dragging and dropping the URL to the Bookmarks menu or toolbar, it will have the wrong FAVORITE icon. (It c…
If I add a NEW bookmark using Bookmark this Page feature OR by dragging and dropping the URL to the Bookmarks menu or toolbar, it will have the wrong FAVORITE icon. (It chooses a consistent one from some older bookmarks I have... let's call it "random" as there's nothing special about that older bookmark, but it's mostly consistent (more below on that.).
If I drag from the URL line to the DESKTOP (or from a Bookmarks toolbar folder of links) it will have a different icon. The icon is again generally consistent but again random in that it has no relation to the item being linked. I can't seem to figure out what condition causes one or the other. Note that every once in a while it will also give me this alternate icon for a URL dragged to the menu/toolbar. Once it's done that, that will forever be the icon for that link - even if I delete the link and start over. Sometimes it gives me the Firefox default icon (when it should give me a favorite from the site) but that's in a few cases. Once again, I can't seem to figure out what condition causes one or the other (or the other).
If I look at the Library pull down tool/menu of "Recent Highlights" it will be correct. However, if I look at the Library -> Bookmarks under Recently Bookmarked it will generally be wrong. Sometimes it will be correct in both but continue to give me the wrong icon (Firefox default) when I drag it from the URL line or Bookmarks menu to the desktop.
If the very FIRST thing I do is to Bookmark this Page upon arriving, it all works normally. But if I drag the URL first before doing that, I get the errant behaviors above. Some can eventually correct by deleting and using the Bookmark this Page feature but generally they retain some errant behavior. There is no consistent workaround that works (at all) or consistently.
Note that the correct favorite icon appears in the TAB header, so it's not an issue with fetching the correct icon or there being one supplied by the web developer.
This has been going on for a while... a month or more. It's probably related to an update but I can't tell you which specifically as I usually do them as a matter of course when they come out. I don't know if it was there in 67.* but it's been there in 68 and it's in 69. I've been through many reboots, full shutdowns, even an unrelated hardware swap of the disk drive to a different (but identical) machine, etc. It's not a transitional problem.
Also note that the other browsers on my computer seem to be working normally including MSIE and Chrome.
I found the -no-deelevate option which let me repair the "can't drag URL's to the desktop" feature. I changed my usual shortcut to use it. How do I change Windows 7 to A…
I found the -no-deelevate option which let me repair the "can't drag URL's to the desktop" feature. I changed my usual shortcut to use it.
How do I change Windows 7 to ALWAYS use that command line option when starting Firefox? For example, when I click on a link in an email, Windows starts the default web browser and passes it the link. How can I alter that command line to use -no-deelevate? There are also other programs that start a browser that need this tweak.
I'm OK with editing the registry if needed, but I have no idea where to go to make this the default for any browser start in Windows? If this has to be program specific, then changing Thunderbird would be my email concern... but I'd really prefer a global solution.