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How can I restore all history, cache and cookies that were removed by a privacy setting that I specifically didn't choose, but was checked?

I very specifically did not choose for Firefox to clear my history in my privacy preferences folder, but this morning when I opened Firefox, all my history, cache and coo… (funda kabanzi)

I very specifically did not choose for Firefox to clear my history in my privacy preferences folder, but this morning when I opened Firefox, all my history, cache and cookies were gone, and the choice to have Firefox clear my history in privacy preferences was checked. I don't know what caused this - no recent updates, etc. - and, worse, don't know how to resurrect all this information. I opened a backup version of Firefox, but it had no history on it either. How can I get this history back, and how can I keep Firefox from mysteriously deleting it all again? I'm a Mac user. Thanks.

Asked by sandpail 7 iminyaka edlule

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Vertical scroll bar missing, resetting Firefox does not fix it. How do I get it back?

The vertical scroll bar on all windows is missing. resetting firefox does not bring it back. You can see the scroll bar if you change the size of the window and have to q… (funda kabanzi)

The vertical scroll bar on all windows is missing. resetting firefox does not bring it back. You can see the scroll bar if you change the size of the window and have to quickly try to grab it, but that's a huge pain. PLease help. Thanks.

Asked by bisqueit 7 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by David McRitchie 7 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox won't stay signed in (I have to login every time I open the browser, and my previous session is lost) - how can I fix this?

Almost every time I open FF I have to sign in and sync, and start my browsing from scratch. My previous session does not open: I have tried several times to set my prefer… (funda kabanzi)

Almost every time I open FF I have to sign in and sync, and start my browsing from scratch. My previous session does not open: I have tried several times to set my preferences to restore previous session. Sometimes the session is there but after opening and closing the browser a few times the session is lost.

Asked by Diver Wells 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Sync won't sync

I have three devices linked to my Sync account and just two of them seems to be merging information (passwords, bookmarks, ...) on the server. My devices are: 1- iMac Mac… (funda kabanzi)

I have three devices linked to my Sync account and just two of them seems to be merging information (passwords, bookmarks, ...) on the server.

My devices are:

1- iMac MacOS Mavericks with latest version of Firefox

2- Samsung Galaxy S3 with Latest version of Firefox for android KitKat 4.4.2

3- Desktop PC Windwos 7 with latest version of Firefox

Devices 1 and 2 are merging information to the server but device 3 (the Windows setup) is not merging any information with the other devices.

I have no idea about why not all the devices are syncing correctly but I will like to be able to sync all my devices.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Asked by aurrutia 7 iminyaka edlule

Answered by monsieurms 7 iminyaka edlule

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How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications?

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to a… (funda kabanzi)

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to another browser if I cannot get rid of this. Checked my 3 plug-ins, but cannot find anything there, nor if it is something on Facebook I cannot find it. Any idea?

Asked by eyeless 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule

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Netflix nsez-403 error

When trying to login to Netflix I keep getting it can't load the page because "Something Went Wrong. Sorry We having trouble with your request. You'll find lots to explor… (funda kabanzi)

When trying to login to Netflix I keep getting it can't load the page because "Something Went Wrong. Sorry We having trouble with your request. You'll find lots to explore on Home page. |NSEZ-403 " It's only when I try and sign in. I've cleared the cache & cookies, and restarted Firefox multiple times, but still get this message. I also tried Chrome and had same problem, but don't get it with Safari.

Asked by mccurdyp 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by user1321319 1 unyaka odlule

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Import passwords from Chrome to Firefox

On a Mac, tried to come back to firefox after many years but is there no way now to import my passwords from Chrome to Firefox? On the support pages there are supposed to… (funda kabanzi)

On a Mac, tried to come back to firefox after many years but is there no way now to import my passwords from Chrome to Firefox?

On the support pages there are supposed to be: 1) an Import button on Password Manager - not there for Mac 2) Import password check box for when you import data - no there for Mac (only importing bookmarks etc)

Can I not use the csv file from Chrome in any way?

This seems to be a pretty significant way to deter anyone wanting to try a new switch, not on Windows.

Asked by p888888 3 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Shadow110 3 iminyaka edlule

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What is Firefox doing when it tries to connect to these addresses - detectportal.firefox.com, shavar.services.mozilla.com, secure.fanboy.co.nz ?

Firefox randomly and repeatedly calls out to addresses that have nothing to do with my browsing, and I'm trying to find out which I can block. I've identified a few that… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox randomly and repeatedly calls out to addresses that have nothing to do with my browsing, and I'm trying to find out which I can block. I've identified a few that seem to be related to the *constant* checking for updates, but some I'm not sure about:

detectportal.firefox.com shavar.services.mozilla.com secure.fanboy.co.nz

BTW, why is it so difficult to disable automatic update checks? I found an article about JSON files, but shouldn't it just be a setting in preference? The constant update checks are interfering with my browsing, which should get priority, I think.

Firefox 65.0 on MacOS

Asked by grumpyoldguy 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by philipp 2 iminyaka edlule

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Disable search in address bar function.

Even though I have deselected "Show search suggestions in address bar results" in my preferences, I can't get rid of it. When I start typing in the address bar it has th… (funda kabanzi)

Even though I have deselected "Show search suggestions in address bar results" in my preferences, I can't get rid of it.

When I start typing in the address bar it has the whole drop down box with a bunch of search engines I don't want or use - YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit and Twitter.

It wasn't there before, and it's really annoying.

Asked by Bells 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by philipp 1 unyaka odlule

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Accidentally removed the bookmark star button from address bar- how do I get it back?

I know how to bookmark a page- what I want to know is how to restore the bookmark star in the address bar (I accidentally removed it). I KNOW that you can bookmark a page… (funda kabanzi)

I know how to bookmark a page- what I want to know is how to restore the bookmark star in the address bar (I accidentally removed it). I KNOW that you can bookmark a page by clicking the 3 dots at the end of the address bar and using the drop down menu, etc, or key commands.

BUT- I want to RESTORE the star that easily and quickly allowed you to bookmark a page. All other answers to this same question seem to only tell people alternate ways to bookmark a page. I don't need that. I need to know how to restore bookmark star to address bar. Thanks!

Asked by SpaceCrawler 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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"Restore previous session" setting being ignored

In my preferences I have "Restore previous session" checkbox checked and "Warn you when quitting the browser" unchecked. However I get a warning when I quit the browser w… (funda kabanzi)

In my preferences I have "Restore previous session" checkbox checked and "Warn you when quitting the browser" unchecked. However I get a warning when I quit the browser with multiple tabs open, and my old tabs don't reopen when reopening Firefox.

I think this has started happening since updating to Catalina. Any ideas what might be going wrong?

Asked by mfishe 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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save browsing history easily in csv or html

I've searched all over the web - to no avail :( All I want to do is to save my browsing history EASILY. That used to be possible in Firefox very easily by using the expor… (funda kabanzi)

I've searched all over the web - to no avail :( All I want to do is to save my browsing history EASILY. That used to be possible in Firefox very easily by using the export button or by using a tool like Norton's. Sadly no longer it seems... no more Norton or exporting is only possible for bookmarks :( :( I know where the data is - mostly in places.sqlite - and have used a SQL browser but I don't want to have to learn how to manage data bases, I just want a simple list of all the sites I've visited with date... Everyone is so concerned about deleting their browser history, but is really no one interested in keeping a record?? I've used Nirsoft's great History Viewer sadly only available for Windows - but I use my Mac far more than my PC and syncing doesn't always work in moving all my browser history from my Mac to my PC. If there really is nothing there, I'd appreciate very much help from someone with SQL experience - what do I have to do using a DB Browser for SQLite in order to generate the list I'd like. Thanks to everyone who can help in advance!

Asked by Robojod 2 iminyaka edlule

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Is HTML5 built in to Firefox?

I ran 2 different versions of Linux Firefox from a Linux CD and Firefox version were not able to play HTML5 from Youtube. Youtubes test shows HTML5 not available. The ver… (funda kabanzi)

I ran 2 different versions of Linux Firefox from a Linux CD and Firefox version were not able to play HTML5 from Youtube. Youtubes test shows HTML5 not available. The version of Firefox was 61.x

Why would it not play as I expect HTML5 in to Firefox? Linux support seems to think a update is required but that should only occur if Firefox itself is dependent on the operating system.

Asked by Mace2 2 iminyaka edlule

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open link in new tab

I do not know how to make sure that firefox opens links in a new tab. In Preferences I checked the option 'always open in a new tab instead of a new window' but that doe… (funda kabanzi)

I do not know how to make sure that firefox opens links in a new tab. In Preferences I checked the option 'always open in a new tab instead of a new window' but that does not work: links are always opened in the same tab but not in a new one. How to make that happen?

Asked by okkehel 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule

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Proxy Authorization Required. Firefox does not ask for a proxy username and password.

I am using firefox on mac with manual proxies and have provided the proxy address and port. I have set the proxy in Firefox->Preferences->Advanced->Network. This… (funda kabanzi)

I am using firefox on mac with manual proxies and have provided the proxy address and port. I have set the proxy in Firefox->Preferences->Advanced->Network. This proxy requires authentication But firefox does not prompt me for credentials of this proxy. It just throws a page that says "Proxy Authorization Required" and "Description: Authorization is required for access to this proxy"

I have tried the following to no effect. 1) Clearing all the profiles in ~/Library/Profiles folders 2) Clearing profiles.ini file. 3) Setting the proxy along with username and password in System preferences and make firefox use system proxies instead of manual proxies.

Right now I am downloading firefox 13 beta to see if this solves the problem. Any workaround available for FF12.0?


Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


EDIT:: Tried with FF 13 beta. Same problem

Asked by Sanjay 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Sanjay 9 iminyaka edlule

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keyboard shortcut for duplicating tab

Every time when i want to open a new tab, i need to copy the url in current tab and open a new tab and paste the url, and then load the page. It would be lot easier if th… (funda kabanzi)

Every time when i want to open a new tab, i need to copy the url in current tab and open a new tab and paste the url, and then load the page. It would be lot easier if there is a shortcut key to duplicate my current tab.

Asked by thangagiri 5 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 5 iminyaka edlule

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Unable to start screensharing

I am using a video conferencing site called "whereby.com". It works as expected for everything but screen sharing. When attempting to share my screen, Firefox asks me if … (funda kabanzi)

I am using a video conferencing site called "whereby.com". It works as expected for everything but screen sharing.

When attempting to share my screen, Firefox asks me if I'd like to allow "whereby.com" to see my screen (see attached screenshot). When clicking "Allow", I see the message in the second attached screenshot.

Firefox version - 73.0.1 Mac OS version - 10.15.3

The same error message appears regardless which of the options I select in the window where Firefox asks which window or screen to share.

Whereby doesn't have any info on this, and no search I've run has turned up anything that might give more info on the cause of, or possible solution to, the error saying screensharing could not start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Let me know if there's anything more I need to share to help troubleshoot this.

Thanks, Dan

Asked by xq42 1 unyaka odlule

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