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Drag and drop onto bookmark icon no longer works

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where e… (funda kabanzi)

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where ever. That no longer works.

I CAN drag/drop into a folder on the menu bar but not into bookmarks directly.

Firefox 69.0b14 (64-bit) Windows 10

Asked by POffutt 2 iminyaka edlule

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How can I turn off *distracting* display of trackers blocked in bottom right of web pages for Firefox 69?

How to turn off *distracting* display of trackers blocked in bottom right of web pages for Firefox 69? I appreciate that Firefox is now blocking third party trackers. But… (funda kabanzi)

How to turn off *distracting* display of trackers blocked in bottom right of web pages for Firefox 69?

I appreciate that Firefox is now blocking third party trackers. But I can't stand having a distracting purple display of trackers blocked in every web page. That is unacceptable to me and I want a way to turn off that distracting display on *every* web page.

I find it ironic that distracting ads are being removed (good!) but Firefox developers thought it was a smart idea to *add* its own distracting information on web pages (sheesh -- at least could we have the option to put that tracker summary in the menu bar? -- I would ideally prefer being able to abolish it from even being seen there).

I am a software developer who doesn't care for web page pollution or distraction from the real content, and a tracker blocking summary in my face on every page is definitely pollution.

I'm going back to Chrome because of this one issue (the ad blocker I use only puts its summary count in the menu bar).

Firefox really goofed by adding its own "ad" on *every* web page for its new feature. Now I need a blocker for those ads!

Asked by sergei.kucherov 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by McCoy 2 iminyaka edlule

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Open external links in private-window

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\op… (funda kabanzi)

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under

   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command 

If you change the -url in the command line to -private-window -- from

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -private-window "%1"

-- then all external links launch in a private window.


jscher2000 in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1119073

This no longer works in FF 69. As soon as I modify "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL-F66A7FFE1BF331E2\shell\open\command", FF is detecting it and changes its status to "NOT your default browser".

I'd appreciate your help.

Asked by Yaron 2 iminyaka edlule

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Can't add Google's search engine from the address bar

I open Firefox, enter www.google.co.uk into the address bar, Google UK opens. I now click on the 3 horizontal dots at the right of the URL, no "Add search engine" option… (funda kabanzi)

I open Firefox, enter www.google.co.uk into the address bar, Google UK opens. I now click on the 3 horizontal dots at the right of the URL, no "Add search engine" option appears, if I open YouTube the option appears.

I am following the procedure shown here: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-or-remove-search-engine-firefox

This is a brand new installation of Windows 10 1903 64 bit on a new laptop.

Asked by technomad 2 iminyaka edlule

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My Firefox browser has been 'taken over' by 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch'... How did this happen and how di I get rid of it?

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' i… (funda kabanzi)

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' is always 'nothing here'. The only way I can search now is Safari...not my favourite! How did this happen? How can I fix it? Thanks! Charley

Asked by coachcharley 2 iminyaka edlule

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The minimize button has disappeared; only the Close button is showing up. How do I get the minimize button back?

Normally, the Minimize, Close, and Restore buttons are visible in the upper right corner of the screen. Suddenly, only the Close button is there; I've refreshed Firefox, … (funda kabanzi)

Normally, the Minimize, Close, and Restore buttons are visible in the upper right corner of the screen. Suddenly, only the Close button is there; I've refreshed Firefox, restarted the computer--nothing has helped.

Asked by belcantomd 2 iminyaka edlule

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After Quantum 69.0 upgrade it no longer lists my home network printer all other apps list it

I upgraded to Quantum 69.0 64 bit a day or two ago. Today I have discovered that when I go to print a web page from FF, it does not list my home network printer as a cho… (funda kabanzi)

I upgraded to Quantum 69.0 64 bit a day or two ago. Today I have discovered that when I go to print a web page from FF, it does not list my home network printer as a choice. I tested other apps, e.g. Chrome and MS Word and Adobe Rdr, they all still show my home network printer in their printer list, and I was able to print to it from Chrome. I have powercycled my printer, and rebooted my WIN7 PC, no help. My home network printer lists as Canon MF4270 Daves Office. My email is daveryan.cincinnati@gmail.com

Asked by David Ryan 2 iminyaka edlule

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When I sign in to sync I lose most of my saved passwords

Since the end of August I have been fighting with Sync. I did a Firefox update on one of my laptops and it seems to have erased my saved logins. Since I have several comp… (funda kabanzi)

Since the end of August I have been fighting with Sync. I did a Firefox update on one of my laptops and it seems to have erased my saved logins. Since I have several computers it proceeded to sync the lack of passwords with all my other machines. I do have saved profile info from before the problem and so I pasted the profile info into the "new" firefox profile and all my passwords come back until it reconnects to sync and erases them back to where I started. I'm assuming that one of the machines I have is causing this. I've got 9 machines on the same sync. Any advice to help solve this would be appreciated. My bookmarks are fine and the usernames seem to be good. It's just the passwords. I saw a thread about AVG causing some problems but none of my machines are using AVG.

Asked by Atlantis Games & Comics (Portsmouth) 2 iminyaka edlule

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How can I make add-ons visible in the browser? I now only see the general icon and can't start individual addons

I have several add-ons installed and I want to be able to start them up (of course). In the toolbar I added the add-ons icon, but when i click that it only gives me a lis… (funda kabanzi)

I have several add-ons installed and I want to be able to start them up (of course). In the toolbar I added the add-ons icon, but when i click that it only gives me a list of installed add-ons. For instance it says that Enpass add-on is installed, but I can't see the add-on itself in teh toolbar and therefore can't start it up. I have tried everything i can think of, but nothing works. Please help!

Asked by xvisx 2 iminyaka edlule

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Search bar on New Tab has moved to the top of the page

The search bar that used to be in the center of the page has suddenly moved to the top of the page in all new tabs: https://i.imgur.com/2f5VZjv.png This started around no… (funda kabanzi)

The search bar that used to be in the center of the page has suddenly moved to the top of the page in all new tabs: https://i.imgur.com/2f5VZjv.png

This started around noon today, and was not preceded by any updates or changes to Firefox or any of my addons, so far that I'm aware of.

How do I return the search bar to the center of the page?

Asked by tockity 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox says that it is being managed by an organization, but this is my own computer, and when I click to see active policies there is nothing there.

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization.… (funda kabanzi)

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization. But it has no mention of any settings being restricted, and when I clicked the notification to check the policy the page was entirely empty. I also checked the Firefox program folder and there wasn't any sign of an Autoconfic file that I could notice. One user mentioned on Reddit that this issue is often caused by antivirus companies forcefully inserting their own SSL certs to intercept your encrypted traffic, he then suggested turning off "web scanning" but my antivirus (which I only use Malwarebytes and Windows Defender) already had them disabled. After doing some research on my own I found out that the antivirus Avast used to cause this issue, and I had uninstalled Avast a while back, so I figured that the reason that the policy wasn't there was because Avast was uninstalled, but, I never saw this notification before today. So if anybody can help me pinpoint what this is and how remove it would be much appreciated. But all I really want to know if is this is something that I should be worried about or is it simply a bug. Also one other question is why the top sites and search bar is really close to the address bar after the latest update. Is this just a design change? Or is this something I need to be concerned about? Because I didn't notice this on Firefox on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Corn 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox doesn't remember the size of the window

Hi! I'm using Firefox on my Mac. Last update. My problem is simple: when I close Firefox, it doesn't remember the last size of the window. So, for example, I normally use… (funda kabanzi)

Hi! I'm using Firefox on my Mac. Last update. My problem is simple: when I close Firefox, it doesn't remember the last size of the window. So, for example, I normally use it on the full dimension of the screen (but not in full size: I'll post a picture to explain, because I'm not good with words hahah). Instead, when I relaunch it, it opens like in small size (I'll post a picture of that, too). Is there something that I can do? Thx.

Asked by danilo.derosa.dd 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by McCoy 2 iminyaka edlule

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I just want to sync two windows PCs NOT a mobile phone, why do I need to enter a mobile number?

I just want to sync two windows PCs NOT a mobile phone, why do I need to enter a mobile number? I have two PCs set up already with firefox accounts, I am logged into bot… (funda kabanzi)

I just want to sync two windows PCs NOT a mobile phone, why do I need to enter a mobile number?

I have two PCs set up already with firefox accounts, I am logged into both accounts, the new computer imported my add ons but not my bookmarks or passwords and I cant sync them

Asked by disent 2 iminyaka edlule

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"this addon could not be downloaded because of a connection failure"

i cant download and install addons from third party websites like sticky password and alexa and real debrid etc..... this message shows up "this addon could not be downl… (funda kabanzi)

i cant download and install addons from third party websites like sticky password and alexa and real debrid etc.....

this message shows up

"this addon could not be downloaded because of a connection failure"

i did reinstall firefox without any success

Asked by ARABIANEMPEROR 2 iminyaka edlule

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Automatically stop "A web page is slowing down your browser"

I don't care [to take the time to find out] what's causing it; I just want to stop it. I always click "Stop it". Now I just want to avoid ever seeing it, or it would be o… (funda kabanzi)

I don't care [to take the time to find out] what's causing it; I just want to stop it. I always click "Stop it". Now I just want to avoid ever seeing it, or it would be ok to see the message for a second or so but then have FF click "Stop it".

Thank you

Asked by ral 2 iminyaka edlule

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Themes over ridden by awful plain blue. How do I keep "picture" themes on all the time?

Have started to do one or two "picture" themes and some where along the way this awful boring pale blue tint appears on booting up Firefox even though a "picture" theme s… (funda kabanzi)

Have started to do one or two "picture" themes and some where along the way this awful boring pale blue tint appears on booting up Firefox even though a "picture" theme says it is still enabled. The "blue" theme is not listed with the other themes and I want to kill it for ever.

Asked by Shantyman 2 iminyaka edlule

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Can't load PDF bank statements with new version of Firefox Sept 2019

I used to get my PDF bank statements with no problem. Recently I go into the bank's site, ask for the statement, and instead of seeing the actual statement I see a scree… (funda kabanzi)

I used to get my PDF bank statements with no problem. Recently I go into the bank's site, ask for the statement, and instead of seeing the actual statement I see a screen like the one in the attached image. I called the bank and they said it was an issue with the new version of Firefox, and I was able to access the statements using the Edge browser. How can I fix this in Firefox? I use Win 10 64 bit.

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Force firefox to use unicode

I've had a problem on a particular page on my website that has resisted all attempts at analysis and fixing for years: the page renders in Western font in my FF browser (… (funda kabanzi)

I've had a problem on a particular page on my website that has resisted all attempts at analysis and fixing for years: the page renders in Western font in my FF browser (in all my PCs), whilst in a colleague's browser (from another country) it renders fine in Unicode. It also renders fine in Unicode on my PC when using Chrome, and Edge, and Opera. Only Firefox is a problem.

I would be happy if I could just tell FF to render every single page I ever visit in Unicode by default. But I have go to View > Text Encoding > Unicode every single time I visit this page.

For info, I'll paste everything in the page before the <body> tag:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <head> <title>xxx</title> <base href="https://www.xxx.com/templates/en/admin/Gross_Profit_Reports.html"></base> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/reset.css?revision=1794" type="text/css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/text.css?revision=1794" type="text/css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css?revision=1794" type="text/css" /> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="https://www.xxx.com/templates/en/images/favicon.gif" /> <script src="../js/jquery-1.9.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="../js/jquery.stickytableheaders.min.js"type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script> <script src="../js/sspextras.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="../js/common.js"></script> <meta charset="utf-8"></head>


Although we use <meta charset="utf-8"> now, we've previously had it as <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">, but that has been similarly unsuccessful.

I'm happy to make changes on the browser side in the webpage, but I really want to solve this. Grateful for any help.

Asked by tsuchan 2 iminyaka edlule

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