• Kusonjululiwe

When I press [↑] or [↓] after opening a new tab, a dropdown list appears. One has a location to my linux computer (file:///home/foo.html) and has a gray thumbtack icon. What is it and how do I delete it?

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for … (funda kabanzi)

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for the list.

There are some frequently visited sites like gmail. There is one bookmarked site I frequently access. In the screenshot, this is the one with the blue star. And then there's the mysterious URL to an html on my Linux Mint computer ("/home/[...]/[...].html”). The icon for this is a gray thumbtack.

I press the down key until this mysterious URL is selected, and then press Delete, but it doesn’t get deleted.

What is this and how do I get rid of it? I tried searching for it in my Bookmarks, but I don’t think it’s a bookmark.


I'm on Firefox 81.0 (64-bit) Linux Mint. But I've had this problem for many versions now.

Asked by Mozilla cheese 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (funda kabanzi)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 23 amahora adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

Shrink-to-fit for pdf files does not work in Firefox 82.0.2 (correction to earlier request for help)

In initial request for help, I said that reducing size fixes shrink-to-fit problem. IT DOES NOT. The size reduces, but still only the upper 3/4 of the page prints. Tha… (funda kabanzi)

In initial request for help, I said that reducing size fixes shrink-to-fit problem. IT DOES NOT. The size reduces, but still only the upper 3/4 of the page prints. Thank you.

Asked by hcole-pe 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Youtube error: "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: uFCV2ClQxLQMYdFX)"

Youtube was working fine but now it gives me the error message "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: uFCV2ClQxLQMYdFX)" I cleared cache, refreshed the… (funda kabanzi)

Youtube was working fine but now it gives me the error message "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: uFCV2ClQxLQMYdFX)"

I cleared cache, refreshed the browser, restarted, disabled ublock and logged out of my YT account. Still doesn't seem to work.

Youtube works fine on other browsers like edge and chrome.

Asked by munifc 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Problem with encoding

Hi there, I have a new computer working under Ubuntu. When using Firefox I often have a problem with the characters which appear when I open webpages or even read pdf doc… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there, I have a new computer working under Ubuntu. When using Firefox I often have a problem with the characters which appear when I open webpages or even read pdf documents. This isssue does not seem to happen in a very consistent way (some websites will appear correctly one day and incorrectly another day). I include below a screenshot as example. The problem does not seem to appear with chromium... If you have any idea about how to fix this I would be very grateful Thanks Michael

Asked by michaelgoldman123 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Video Playback --- New Security Settings Blocking Playback -- FF 82.0.1 & FF 82.0.2

Hi Folks, Ever since the recent upgrade to FF 82.0.1 [and still with 82.0.2], I can no longer log-in or watch videos on TCM. https://www.tcm.com/watchtcm. This site has b… (funda kabanzi)

Hi Folks, Ever since the recent upgrade to FF 82.0.1 [and still with 82.0.2], I can no longer log-in or watch videos on TCM. https://www.tcm.com/watchtcm.

This site has been allowed in my about:preferences#privacy for many months.

In the first screenshot, you can see [top right] that SIGN IN box is disabled.

I have also attached a screenshot of the Permissions settings for this site.

Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by seriesbooks 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Bookmarks gone in Firefox for Mac

HI When I opened Firefox this AM there was a an alert message in a red box saying basically that Firefox could not access my bookmarks. I tried to restore an old backup b… (funda kabanzi)

HI When I opened Firefox this AM there was a an alert message in a red box saying basically that Firefox could not access my bookmarks. I tried to restore an old backup but although the dates were there there was no data.

I tried importing my bookmarks from Safari with no success. I did enable full disk access to Firefox prior to attempting the import to no avail.

I did export my Safari bookmarks to my desktop but have had no luck importing them into Firefox...

Help would be much appreciated... I do run Malwarebytes in Firefox and have for years.

Asked by gspelucin 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Only Firefox desktop browser has: Error code: SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE

The Firefox desktop browser is the only one that give me this error Error code: SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE I am on a MAC OS using latest version of Mozilla Firefox des… (funda kabanzi)

The Firefox desktop browser is the only one that give me this error Error code: SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE I am on a MAC OS using latest version of Mozilla Firefox desktop browser: 82.0.1 (64-bit) Incognito mode, cleared everything, reinstalled the browser and still got the same error. Talked with GoDaddy support and they told me everything is ok on their side. What is going on? Why: Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox Mobile (iOS) and so on have no problem loading my pages, but Firefox desktop has?

I looked on my GoDaddy hosting cPanel and the SSL are correctly generated and valid, so I don't understand what is going on with this browser.

Thank you! PS - If this is already answered, please point me to the correct reply.

Asked by lucaiuli 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Instagram.com doesn't load - gets stuck in loop and eventually fails

Trying to access instagram.com but it gets stuck in a loop on terms and conditions screen, and eventually fails. Screenshot is attached. Macbook Pro late 2013, OS Mojave… (funda kabanzi)

Trying to access instagram.com but it gets stuck in a loop on terms and conditions screen, and eventually fails. Screenshot is attached.

Macbook Pro late 2013, OS Mojave 10.14.6

Asked by davidfrankel62 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Gmail log in issue

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in … (funda kabanzi)

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in page fails to open. I have been facing this log in issue for the last two/three days. Kindly help me get rid of this problem. Thanks

Asked by pv.nair97 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Twitter Audio Not Working

For some reason videos on twitter (& audio posts) don't output any sound thru my speakers when played. The tab isnt muted, nor is the volume down in windows 10's mixe… (funda kabanzi)

For some reason videos on twitter (& audio posts) don't output any sound thru my speakers when played.

The tab isnt muted, nor is the volume down in windows 10's mixer, in fact the sounds even shows up as playing in windows volume mixer. but nothing comes out

Other websites work just fine! It appears to be only a twitter issue, tried opening new tabs etc & they still dont output sound :(

Works in other browsers like chrome too Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by caseykap2 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by Vikas Singh 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

How do I stop using beta?

I Googled about stopping using Firefox beta and transition to release version but none of the pages I found in this forum talks about an error message about user profile … (funda kabanzi)

I Googled about stopping using Firefox beta and transition to release version but none of the pages I found in this forum talks about an error message about user profile that only gives me the option to Create a New Profile (therefore losing all my add-ons, cookies, settings and everything) or Exit.

I tried manually googling "download Firefox" and downloaded the release version and after installing it, I get the warning message above. This thread here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1224888 has a link to the rapid release version but I end up in the same warning message.

Since the beta will necessarily always be a newer version than a release version, how do I transition from beta to a release version but preserve all my settings, add-ons and everything if Firefox will tell me that it won't let me use my existing profile in an older version, the release version?

My motivation to leave the beta version is that Firefox started having a bug since 27-Oct-2020 in Google meetings where either a shared screen or the camera image of the person in a meeting appears very zoomed in in the top left corner so it doesn't show the rest of the image.

Asked by riluma 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox ESR on Devuan has resize problems

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I mu… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I must reduce it to 80% to display as it did before). Other Linux distributions, for example, Linux Mint and openSUSE, do not have this problem (PaleMoon on the Devuan system does not have the problem).

The hardware is old: Intel 3rd Generation Core processor, 8 GB memory, SSD connected via USB 3.0.

The best solution might be to run both Firefox ESR and regular Firefox. I can download the latter, extract it, move the folder to the desktop, and double-click on "firefox" to start it, similar to how I run PaleMoon. Is there a way to avoid them using the same profile?

Asked by pccobbler 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Suggestion (meta): Bug in navigation of this forum

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-… (funda kabanzi)

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine to check if anyone has replied to discussions that I took part in. However, when I then click the link ## questions in the last 24 hours have no reply. Help solve them!, I am redirected to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine&filter=recently-unanswered, which is always an empty list. Basically, the &owner=mine parameter is still present, but it should have been overriden by &owner=all. On mouse-over, I see that the link does include &owner=all but this does not seem forced as I still end up on a page where owner=mine.

While I think that this question is somewhat irrelevant to Firefox, contributors here should have experience with the site and therefore could help with meta issues.

Asked by Václav Trpišovský 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule