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Firefox crashed and lost sesssion/tabs

I have Firefox for Mac and my browser crashed. I lost my previous session and unable to recover from the "History" tabs. This happened today so I'm wondering it's possibl… (funda kabanzi)

I have Firefox for Mac and my browser crashed. I lost my previous session and unable to recover from the "History" tabs. This happened today so I'm wondering it's possible to recover from saved sessions folder which I don't know how to access or troubleshoot.

Asked by Anne 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (funda kabanzi)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 5 izinyanga ezidlule

entering a URL through the address bar refreshes current page instead

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new… (funda kabanzi)

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new URL I entered, Firefox will refresh the current page instead. This happens A LOT and is pretty annoying. Wondering if this happens to anyone else.

Asked by pznarxkc 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to liberate the max size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox"?

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the ho… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. I need to let the ".sqlite" file grow very large, even larger than the free space of the partition containing my home directory. Therefore, I need the following two points.

1. I would like to disable this 10% constraint. 2. I would like to place this ".sqlite" on an external USB drive (or USB stick) without moving the entire "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory to the external USB drive.

The path of this ".sqlite" contains an enigmatic alphanumeric string and hexadecimal digits, which differ from user to user and from machine to machine, and which may be inappropriate to be exposed to the public. So, I refrain from showing the exact path. Instead, I will describe the path.

The directory "~/.mozilla/firefox" contains a subdirectory whose name ends with ".default-release", which in turn has a subdirectory "storage/default", which still in turn has a subdirectory whose name starts with "moz-extension+++" followed by hexadecimal digits and hyphens (but not followed by "^userContextId"), which still in turn has a subdirectory "idb", which finally contains the file whose name ends with ".sqlite".

The following is a diagram to describe the path. Directories are separated by / as common on Unix-like systems unlike Windows. A sequence of three asterisks (***) indicates an omission of enigmatic string.

   ~/.mozilla/firefox/
     ***.default-release/
       storage/default/
         moz-extension+++***/  not followed by ^userContextId
           idb/
             ***.sqlite


Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user.

I replaced the "idb" directory with a symlink named "idb" which points at a directory (which is also named "idb") on an external USB drive. That is, I deleted the "idb" directory from the partition containing the "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory, and created a symlink named "idb" in the place of the old "idb" directory.

Then, I successfully let Firefox write data into the new ".sqlite" file on the external USB drive. However, Firefox continues to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. Even after the diversion by symlink, the basis of the constraint is still the partition containing the home directory of the user (instead of the external USB drive), of which 10% is the max size of the new ".sqlite" file residing on the external USB drive.

I like neither the 10% constraint itself nor the basis of constraint being the partition containing the home directory of the user.

How can the 10% constraint be disabled? I would like the only limitation for the size of the ".sqlite" file to be the free space of the external USB drive.


By the way, for those who want to know why I care about this ".sqlite" file, I will explain as follows. There is a certain download manager which is an addon or extension of Firefox. In its multithread mode, this download manager divides the desired file into several parts, and downloads all the parts simultaneously. In certain circumstances, the multithread mode is several times faster than the single-thread mode. This download manager downloads all the parts of a file into the ".sqlite" file first, and then assembles them into a final big file in the Downloads folder or whichever directory that the user specifies.

In my use case, 10% of the free space of the partition containing my home directory is too small to receive big files. I wish this download manager could download the multi-parts into an external USB drive in a manner that Firefox does not impose any constraint. However, this download manager cannot let the user specify where the multi-parts should be downloaded to. It downloads the multi-parts into only the ".sqlite" file and nowhere else; and Firefox imposes the 10% constraint on the ".sqlite" file. The user can specify the destination of only the final file assembled from the multi-parts.

Anyway, I need to disable the 10% constraint. But how?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by firm84auv 1 isonto elidlule

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How to stop incredibly irratating "Download the latest version of Firefox"

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we th… (funda kabanzi)

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" How many times do I have to click the "Dismiss" button before this stupid software understands that I do not want updates? I've noticed that this is a common complaint. Stop the bullying by making people choose automatic updates. Many times things get messed up on my computer with updates and it is not worth the aggravation. Candace M.

Asked by mcgovern.candace 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 isonto elidlule

Can't Paste on Facebook

For a couple months now I have not been able to paste anything on Facebook via Firefox. I can use Explorer, Chrome and can paste anywhere else just fine. When I paste on … (funda kabanzi)

For a couple months now I have not been able to paste anything on Facebook via Firefox. I can use Explorer, Chrome and can paste anywhere else just fine. When I paste on Facebook messenger, the chat window closes and I have to refresh Facebook to even be able to see my messages again. Otherwise, I click on it and nothing happens. When I try to paste a post on my wall, it I get a "Something isn't working. This may be because of a technical error we're working to fix." (I just copied and pasted that here no problem) Tried clearing history/cookies/cache. Help?

Asked by regnohc 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Joana M. 1 isonto elidlule

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  • Okugcinwe kunqolobane

Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (funda kabanzi)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 6 izinyanga ezidlule

How to submit feedback about Firefox

Yes, you read it right. I want to submit a feedback about the Firefox browser and it looks like it is not possible. When I go to the menu Help -> Submit Feedback optio… (funda kabanzi)

Yes, you read it right. I want to submit a feedback about the Firefox browser and it looks like it is not possible.

When I go to the menu Help -> Submit Feedback option, it redirects me ti this site https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/ where you cannot submit any feedback, you can only submit ideas.

What the hell?

Asked by gyokzoli 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Okugcinwe kunqolobane

restore multiple tabs from a previous, but not last, session

How to restore many tabs from the session before the last session? Windows 10, Firefox 89.0 If there is more than one window open: Window A has many tabs; Window B has on… (funda kabanzi)

How to restore many tabs from the session before the last session?

Windows 10, Firefox 89.0

If there is more than one window open: Window A has many tabs; Window B has one tab; then when I close Firefox, the other window remains open. If window A is closed first, then closing window B means that firefox will restore the tabs of window B because it was the previous session.

How can I recover the many tabs from Window A?

Can I retrieve a list from history and reopen many at once?

Can I reload the appropriate "previous.jsonlz4" which is the next previous file?

Is there a reliable add-on that can remember open tabs?

Asked by Jerry 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 emasontweni adlule

Firefox upgrades

Twice in the past six months I have downloaded 'upgrades' to the Firefox browser, only then to have to spend half an hour resetting my options - home page, task bars, app… (funda kabanzi)

Twice in the past six months I have downloaded 'upgrades' to the Firefox browser, only then to have to spend half an hour resetting my options - home page, task bars, apps, etc. It's just not worth bothering to get the upgrades. Why do the upgrades mess with my personal settings?

Asked by mmck 2 emasontweni adlule

Widevine Content Decryption Module will not install

After reinstalling Firefox (latest version) I have run into a problem it shows a yellow box and an error saying "Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google In… (funda kabanzi)

After reinstalling Firefox (latest version) I have run into a problem it shows a yellow box and an error saying "Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly".This message won't go away and Widevine will not be installed at all. I cannot browse and Netflix, Hulu, The problem Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. is not working for mac

Asked by chai99nyc 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by rene.walla 2 emasontweni adlule

updates

how do i stop the pop up update message ? there is no chance in hell that i will update this pile of [removed] . i am on v89 and intend to stay on it how do i get bing ,… (funda kabanzi)

how do i stop the pop up update message ? there is no chance in hell that i will update this pile of [removed] . i am on v89 and intend to stay on it how do i get bing , ebay , chambers etc off too , why are they put on and hidden and uninstallable  ? why is firefox copying edge , if i wanted edge i'd ude the [removed] thing ? why is firefox ignoring its users and trundling along dying slowly and not giving a [removed] about it ? does firefox seriously believe these updates are good or are they blind and stupid ? biggest pile of [removed] i have the misfortune to use and no way to contact firefox other than on here with scripted answers


(Edited for language)

Asked by trev 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 emasontweni adlule

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Right Click Menu Changed on Tabs with New Firefox Version

Is there a way to easily modify the right click menu when clicking a tab because 'Reload Tab' use to be on the top of the list when you would right click on a tab, now th… (funda kabanzi)

Is there a way to easily modify the right click menu when clicking a tab because 'Reload Tab' use to be on the top of the list when you would right click on a tab, now the top option is 'New Tab' and theirs the '+' on the right of the tab on the right so it also seems a little redundant to have it top of the right click list. Also Reload Tab seems more useful than the New Tab. So is there a way to easily modify that menu to get Reload Tab back to the top?

Asked by Ben-cs 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by TNorth 3 emasontweni adlule

sync issues

Hello: twice now my firefox has signed out and when i resign in all of my history, bookmarks and passwords are gone. This is extremely frustrating. Is there anything i ca… (funda kabanzi)

Hello: twice now my firefox has signed out and when i resign in all of my history, bookmarks and passwords are gone. This is extremely frustrating. Is there anything i can do to get my data back?

Asked by stephanie.ilene 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Remove the "New Tab" option on Right Click Tab

How can we remove the "New Tab" option when right clicking a tab? I find this feature absolutely useless as there's already and "+" tab button to create a new tab. I use… (funda kabanzi)

How can we remove the "New Tab" option when right clicking a tab? I find this feature absolutely useless as there's already and "+" tab button to create a new tab. I used to be able to reload tabs easily and quickly by Right-Click tab, Left-Click and the Reload option was selected. NOW, I have to move the mouse down to the Reload option, or press the "R" key on the keyboard. Simple things, yes, but something that is easily annoying if it's added when it's not needed and having to change the way we use the browser. What would of been nicer is that "Pinned" tabs would always be pinned, regardless if that window was the last to be closed or not.

Asked by Korishan 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

My tabs are too small for me to read.

I tried the Theme Font & Size Changer add-on but it says "because of the new extension system on firefox, most of the functionality is not available anymore." I have… (funda kabanzi)

I tried the Theme Font & Size Changer add-on but it says "because of the new extension system on firefox, most of the functionality is not available anymore."

I have no idea what that means, but I do know these tabs were not this small awhile ago. And my other older computer's tabs are readable.

I tried the about:config thing and changed it to 2 (layout.css.devPixelsPerPx) but that didn't have any effect.

Is there any help for ppl who can't see so great?

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Asked by katreeves 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 emasontweni adlule

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How to rollback v.89 upgrade. Looks like crap. Lost functionality.

Netflix quit working today. It said my browser version was no longer supported. I updated from v.86 to v.89. It looks like crap. New tab + icon is gone. "tab bar" is not … (funda kabanzi)

Netflix quit working today. It said my browser version was no longer supported. I updated from v.86 to v.89. It looks like crap. New tab + icon is gone. "tab bar" is not transparent or dark mode. And guess what: Netflix still doesn't work. That's probably their problem but now I have no Netflix, weird crap on the whatever bar, add-on icons are gone, and this big gaudy tab bar.

How do I rollback to a previous version? I'd rather not have excuses or sales pitches as to why 89 is better from the newer-is-better crowd. For me 89 is NOT better.

So, how do I rollback to a previous version?

Asked by dammitdanvr 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 3 emasontweni adlule