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how to detect browser back and forward button clicks

I need to know when a visitor to my site is clicking the back or forward button. The reason is I have a "tabstrip" that hilites the currently selected tab and the target … (funda kabanzi)

I need to know when a visitor to my site is clicking the back or forward button. The reason is I have a "tabstrip" that hilites the currently selected tab and the target document is displayed in an iframe. If I click the back or forward buttons the page is updated with the last or next document in the iframe, but the tabstrip is not updated to reflect the change. Part of this is due to me not knowing how to update the tabstrip, but also because I don't know how to detect the back or forward buttons being clicked.

So I need to know how to detect those button clicks. Also, in researching this, I noticed that there seems to be an idea that you can't distinguish between the forward and back button, only that a button was clicked. That doesn't make sense given that each button has a specific action that is opposite of the other. I need to know the truth about this.

Finally, as much as I use only Firefox myself, I know there will be others who use other browsers. Is there any difference between detecting the back and forward buttons on other browsers compared to Firefox?

One of the pages I need this for is here

Edit 15 March 2022:

I had to fix the link because I had renamed the page when I finished the work on its layout. Also, since I asked this question I have realized another similar and sort-of related issue on a different page: https://wayneca.neocities.org/WebDesi.../TagList.html. The relation is that the back and forward buttons don't correctly reload the page. The difference is that this one is concerning named links.

When you click a link in the table on the left it correctly moves the document in the right table to the point where the matching id anchor is. But when you click the back or forward button the tables do not shift back to where they were on the page as reloaded. The back and forward buttons work fine if the link anchors and id anchors are not in tables.

I have been told about the history functions, but I have found no examples of using it to correct the issue in either of the above cases. Is someone here able to point me to examples of using the history to make a selected link reset back to where it was or reload a page with the last jump point being reset correctly?

Also, why does the named link thing work without tables but not with tables?

Asked by Wayne 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox 97.0 ignores the Settings/Applications for jnlp files and only offers to save to a file

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox… (funda kabanzi)

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox when selected, the file would open using Java to display the document from Agile. As of Firefox 97, now only "Save File" or "Cancel" options are offered. What happened that this functionality has been removed?

Asked by Gary 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Prevent websites from opening new tabs

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop… (funda kabanzi)

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop ups without authorization, even from legit websites like the login pop-up windows when doing a sign in in Google, in those cases to allow the windows it's needed to click on the lock icon next to the URL bar and allow it from there. The problem is that I don't remember the name of that setting and I have spend an hour looking for it on Google.

Asked by ttfh3500 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Transferring Firefox Profile from one computer to a new one. Win7 to Win10. Desktops

I have a Win7 machine, and just bought a new Win10 desktop. I followed some instructions from a YouTube solution. From the Help>Troubleshoot>Profile Folder, I copi… (funda kabanzi)

I have a Win7 machine, and just bought a new Win10 desktop. I followed some instructions from a YouTube solution. From the Help>Troubleshoot>Profile Folder, I copied the profile folder (onto an external drive) and pasted it (from the external drive) onto the new OS(C:) as per instructions.

It did not work, I do not have all my bookmarks and extensions, etc. on the new Firefox browser I have installed on my new machine.

I don't know what to do now. All that was selected and overwritten is still selected on "This PC>OS(C:)" I was tempted to just delete all that shows selected...maybe not a good idea.

I really just wanted to migrate all my bookmarks, but doing the full profile folder seemed like a good idea at the time.... Help Mr. Wizard?!!

Asked by cmainne 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Unable to download Google Drive files in Mozilla browser

Hi Mozilla Community, Currently on version 97.0.1 of Mozilla and have not been able to download any files from Google Drive. When I click on a files to download it just k… (funda kabanzi)

Hi Mozilla Community,

Currently on version 97.0.1 of Mozilla and have not been able to download any files from Google Drive.

When I click on a files to download it just keeps loading scripts at the bottom like - docs.0k.cc.googledocs.... and nothing happens.

I have read countless of links to solve the issue and still it won't download any files - only uploads is fine.

So I have: - clear cache/cookies - disable addons like Adblock etc - privacy & security set on Standard in settings - added cookies exceptions- googlecontent, googledrive etc - turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection

What else is missing as to why it has stopped allowing me to download files? Its quite frustrating when it use to work when I enable the third cookie party and now the setup doesn't seem to accept it.

Mozilla is my default browser and prefer to use it rather always switch to Chrome for downloads.

I've contacted Google about Google Drive and they said the problem is not on their side.

So any help would be appreciated!!

Asked by booboo_girl21 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by AliceWyman 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Importing Passwords and History From Safari

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get t… (funda kabanzi)

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get the browsing history I need to be able to migrate my (extensive) password list.

I've exported my Safari passwords as a .csv file, but there doesn't seem to be an option to import a .csv file.

The page here regarding it says the feature is 'disabled by default' but does not say it's unavailable and I can't find clear instructions for how to activate the feature so that I can import my passwords. Can anybody help?

Asked by jayson3 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jayson3 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions 2

It is sad, I think, that Mozilla/Firefox is willing to close/archive a thread that is not really solved or has reared its ugly head again in versions since the release of… (funda kabanzi)

It is sad, I think, that Mozilla/Firefox is willing to close/archive a thread that is not really solved or has reared its ugly head again in versions since the release of 93 (we are now at 97.0.2). I came to this site and registered because I am still having this issue as of 3/6/2022...arg!

I have tried the 3 recommended solutions, with no affect:

I have, as one article suggested, cleared my cache and cookies, started and restarted Firefox; the only thing I have not tried is removing it from my computer and using Chrome (I'm told it is a better browser anyway) as some responders have eluded to.

I hope that responders like "jscher2000, Kymber" will continue the champion this issue until Mozilla gets it "Really" fixed.

Thanks for listening, Wayne

BTW, heres what my dropdowns look like today 3/6/2022 6:17 PM Arizona time.

Asked by waynelfuller49 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by MarkRH 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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"Your browser can't play this video" on YouTube

Hello! Just installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 on my laptop and now find that I'm not able to watch some YouTube videos on Firefox 97. It seems mainly just live streams that I can'… (funda kabanzi)

Hello! Just installed Ubuntu 20.04.4 on my laptop and now find that I'm not able to watch some YouTube videos on Firefox 97. It seems mainly just live streams that I can't watch. When I go to one it shows "Your browser can't play this video...Learn more" in the video window. Clicking Learn More takes me to a page that doesn't explain what the problem is. Any idea what the fix might be? The same videos play just fine on other devices on my network. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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userChrome.css code hide scroll bar

hi what code i need to put in userChrome.css to hide horizontal scroll bar in firefox but not the vertical one? also its any way to make skinnier the vertical scrollbar? … (funda kabanzi)

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what code i need to put in userChrome.css to hide horizontal scroll bar in firefox but not the vertical one? also its any way to make skinnier the vertical scrollbar?

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Asked by moderndefender 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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My firefox browser says it is being managed by my organisation ImportEnterpriseRoots. I'm a home user...

My firefox browser says it is being managed by my organization " ImportEnterpriseRoots...true". I'm a home user...no organization. don't know what to do. I haven't notice… (funda kabanzi)

My firefox browser says it is being managed by my organization " ImportEnterpriseRoots...true". I'm a home user...no organization. don't know what to do. I haven't noticed anything unusual happening. My browser is up to date.

Asked by lindajean1 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Disable Immersive mode

The latest Android+Firefox update has Firefox opening in Immersive Mode (full screen, hiding Navigation bar and Status/notification bar). I am frequently navigating betw… (funda kabanzi)

The latest Android+Firefox update has Firefox opening in Immersive Mode (full screen, hiding Navigation bar and Status/notification bar). I am frequently navigating between apps, so this requires me to do a lot of extra gestures in my daily interactions with Firefox. Also, I miss being able to quickly check the time and my battery life in the status bar. I know some people like immersive mode, but there are many use cases where forced full screen is not desirable, so there should be a setting to toggle this off.

Asked by Sara 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Mozilla doesn't recognize certificate issuer

A site that I use several times every year recently wouldn't open. Response from Firefox is "Access Denied - Certificate issuer not recognized". Also kept getting bumped … (funda kabanzi)

A site that I use several times every year recently wouldn't open. Response from Firefox is "Access Denied - Certificate issuer not recognized". Also kept getting bumped out of my email account and all my open tabs would close abruptly. The last may have been rectified but I still can't get into the website I want to access.

I've tried different browsers as well so I don't know if it's Mozilla only or my PC. Even if I type in https://www.(pagename).com, it displays as you don't have permission to access http://www.(pagename).com.

I changed nothing on my PC that would cause the problem.

Asked by Bcamp 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to stop Firefox mobile form refreshing every time I leave the app and come back?

How do I stop Firefox mobile from refreshing every time I leave the app and come back? This wouldn't be such a big issue expect for the fact that I use bitwarden as my pa… (funda kabanzi)

How do I stop Firefox mobile from refreshing every time I leave the app and come back? This wouldn't be such a big issue expect for the fact that I use bitwarden as my password manager. So every time I want to enter my password bitwarden leaves Firefox so I can unlock my vault. Then when I re-enter Firefox Bitwarden is unable to fill in the username and password cause the page is refreshing. Sometimes it even takes me out of the password page because the login screen for the site is a pop-up. Not a separate window.

This also becomes super annoying when filling out any forms and I need to grab info from another app cause a lot of time on form pages when you refresh the page the form gets cleared. It's at it's worst if I have to leave Firefox to copy and paste multiple items because then I copy one item, re enter Firefox paste, leave Firefox to copy the next item, re enter Firefox and the thing I pasted before is gone because the page refreshed! STOP REFRESHING THE PAGE EVERY TIME I LEAVE AND RENTER THE APP!!! It doesn't matter if I leave for mear seconds or used the recent app section to quickly switch between Firefox and another app.

I am on a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Asked by Andrew B 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Destroyed Session Restore

Firefox (97.0 64 bit, windows 10) destroyed all my previous tabs (4 windows lots of tabs) when I opened it despite always having "Firefox will" set to "Remember History".… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox (97.0 64 bit, windows 10) destroyed all my previous tabs (4 windows lots of tabs) when I opened it despite always having "Firefox will" set to "Remember History". It just opened one window with the Home page.

Trying to sort it out using restore all tabs and then all windows, it just made the problem worse and the restored tabs eventually stopped restoring so now I have useless json files.

The files I have in my profile are:

previous.jsonlz4 15/2/2022 18:46 recovery.baklz4 15/2/2022 19:10 recovery.jsonlz4 15/2/2022 19:10 (this file changes its name from bak to json and back to bak again, very odd) upgrade.jsonlz4-20220119190439 26/1/2022 00:23 upgrade.jsonlz4-20220126154723 29/1/2022 04:31 upgrade.jsonlz4-20220202182137 12/2/2022 17:40

Is it possible "previous.jsonlz4" may have all the windows and tabs that I lost?

If so, how could I get Firefox to use it when I next open it? (assuming if I close this browser it won't overwrite the "previous.jsonlz4" file??).

Also could I use the upgrade.jsonlz4 file to try to restore all the windows and tabs that I lost? The windows would have been much the same on 12 Feb as they were today before the destruction.

Asked by pamelap1 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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[2022] Browser hard refreshes don't seem to be working anymore (Ctrl + F5, or Ctrl + Shift + R).

Before if I wanted to refresh a page, I could click the refresh button or right click on the tab or page and select refresh. And if I wanted to refresh the page but also … (funda kabanzi)

Before if I wanted to refresh a page, I could click the refresh button or right click on the tab or page and select refresh.

And if I wanted to refresh the page but also delete the back history (AKA hard refresh), I would use a shortcut command like Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R. I had actually created a new shortcut Alt + ` to do that. And it used to work. It would delete my back history.

But for a while now, it hasn't worked. The hard refresh just acts like a regular refresh.

Asked by gaveitatry 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to delete prior visited websites

When I check the connection settings on a website (lock icon left to the address bar) and go to more information I can see how many times I have visited this website. I a… (funda kabanzi)

When I check the connection settings on a website (lock icon left to the address bar) and go to more information I can see how many times I have visited this website. I already deleted my entire history and all the data but I still can see how many times I have visited different websites in the past. Where is this stored and how to delete this information?

The problem is it will show suggestions in the address bar. There is a setting to to remove such suggestions but I only want to remove some results. Why doesn't this part of the "history" gets deleted?

I am using FF 97.0.1 Win 10

Asked by pikesquare 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut

How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut. Currently firefox picks up the shortcut instead of the webpage... For example I have an webpage that detects ctrl-s… (funda kabanzi)

How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut. Currently firefox picks up the shortcut instead of the webpage...

For example I have an webpage that detects ctrl-shift-h which worked fine in version 56 but now in version 96 it brings up a "Show All History" dialog

I an doing many such things so I looking for a generic way to override firefox keyboard shortcuts

Asked by ikhalil 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Windows 10 taskbar not appearing in Firefox windows

I'm running Win10. When in FF browser the taskbar, which I have set to appear at the bottom of my screen, does not appear. I normally use "auto hide taskbar" setting in… (funda kabanzi)

I'm running Win10. When in FF browser the taskbar, which I have set to appear at the bottom of my screen, does not appear. I normally use "auto hide taskbar" setting in windows, and tried to turn this off to see if the taskbar would again appear while using FF. It did not. So, the taskbar seems lost when in FF. This has happened before, appears it is an intermittent issue. My windows10 is fully up to date as is my FF browser.

Asked by luketaylorLT 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule