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firefox sync lists all the synced tabs in a side bar but doesn't open them

Hello I do not understand how firefox sync is supposed to work. I have a desktop and a laptop. The desktop is FF 85 on Linux Mint (I cannot get a later version due to … (funda kabanzi)

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I do not understand how firefox sync is supposed to work. I have a desktop and a laptop. The desktop is FF 85 on Linux Mint (I cannot get a later version due to some querk) The laptop is 99 on Windows 10 Both are signed in to sync but my bookmarks were scrambled so I signed out the laptop and cleared the profile, cleaned up the bookmarks in the desktop and to be safe I tried just syncing the tabs, not the bookmarks, by opening the fresh firefox on the laptop and signing in again. In the sidebar under my account icon I clicked "Synchronise now" and the open tabs from my desktop appeared in a list underneath, jumbled up. (I have 2 separate windows open on the desktop with different tabs in each, but this separation was not followed either, there didn’t seem to be any provision for syncing tabs in two separate windows)

But the row of tabs didn’t open, all I can do is open them one by one from the list on the right, this is a slow process as every time I click on a tab in the list the new page opens in the same single tab, not a new one, but the sidebar closes again.

Is this what’s supposed to happen? I was expecting the synced row of tabs to open automatically.

This feature would have been useful as my OS on the desktop, (Linux Mint) tends to crash and to have the on the laptop would be a good backup.

Incidentally the other way I try to back up the lost tabs is to select them all and bookmark them to a new folder which I call “backup” but it seems this doesn’t necessarily duplicate them, which I would prefer, so any of the open tabs that were previously bookmarked risk being removed from the original bookmarked folder, without my noticing, and I am therefore reluctant to delete the backup folder without checking that it doesn’t contain the only bookmark of a page.

When I came back to syncing the bookmarks, how do I avoid them getting scrambled again?

Asked by benaround3 1 unyaka odlule

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clean reinstall

I'm trying to perform the clean reinstall for Firefox on my computer. But, I see the instructions for the uninstall, Delete the Firefox installation folder, which is loca… (funda kabanzi)

I'm trying to perform the clean reinstall for Firefox on my computer. But, I see the instructions for the uninstall, Delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations, by default:

   Windows: (Note: Check both folders.)
       C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
       C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 

Being I'm not computer wizard I had trouble finding the location of such folder. But when I accessed my program list in my windows program list I see a program named Mozilla maintenance service. When I click on that I see a format/window to "uninstall C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\." Is this the program/folder I need to uninstall to complete the proper instructions I need to perform a clean install? If so, when I delete it I then reinstall Firefox once again after the uninstall procedure? Is performing the uninstall procedure going to screw up my Firefox browser and my many bookmarks I have accumulated over the years? Can someone please help and explain? Thank you.

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¿Como puedo recuperar una parte del historial de Firefox que he borrado por error?

Buenos días a todos. Estaba revisando el historial de navegación de mi Firefox desde el menú Historial/Mostrar todo el historial. Como ya sabéis, para movernos por el h… (funda kabanzi)

Buenos días a todos.


Estaba revisando el historial de navegación de mi Firefox desde el menú Historial/Mostrar todo el historial. Como ya sabéis, para movernos por el historial tenemos de ayuda un menu vertical a la izquierda, en el cual podemos seleccionar un determinado mes. Pero por error he eliminado la carpeta que decía "anterior a 6 meses" y me gustaría recuperarla.

Tengo entendido que Firefox guarda el historial de navegacion en el fichero places.sqlite, el cual ya tengo ubicado, pero no se qué hacer con el.

Agradezco cualquier ayuda. Gracias.

Asked by trentinoembajador 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Download Helper not downloading from Youtube

When watching something on Youtube and I click on the coloured download icon, I get to be able to click on the title of the video. A blue 1 appears in the download icon. … (funda kabanzi)

When watching something on Youtube and I click on the coloured download icon, I get to be able to click on the title of the video. A blue 1 appears in the download icon. When I click again, then click on the blue 1 to watch the download. Nothing happens. The window just sits there and states 'downloading', but it does not happen. This happened last year and you managed to fix it; now Youtube seem to have blocked downloading again. Geoffrey D Dean, Australia.

Asked by Geoffrey D Dean 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Restore Previous Session

I'm using Firefox 104.0.2 (64 bit) under Windows 11. Under Settings I have selected Startup Open Previous Windows and Tabs. I normally have more than a dozen tabs. For… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using Firefox 104.0.2 (64 bit) under Windows 11.

Under Settings I have selected Startup Open Previous Windows and Tabs.

I normally have more than a dozen tabs.

For the past few days, when I start Firefox my previous session is not restored and I just get the single Firefox tab.

When I got to History there is no longer a Restore Previous Session option.

How do I get it back?

Thanks

Ward Saylor

Asked by lbjes 1 unyaka odlule

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Keybinds

How do I get rid of keybinds or at least change them it's really annoying when I'm working on stuff and i try to close one tab and then i close the entire window by accid… (funda kabanzi)

How do I get rid of keybinds or at least change them it's really annoying when I'm working on stuff and i try to close one tab and then i close the entire window by accident by fat fingering shift.

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How to set/Over ride TimeZone in Firefox ?

Would be nice if someone from Mozilla could build this into the browser, so users can easily change their Time Zone. ( Timezone Difference: The time zone of your browser… (funda kabanzi)

Would be nice if someone from Mozilla could build this into the browser, so users can easily change their Time Zone.

( Timezone Difference: The time zone of your browser is UTC while your request IP location timezone is different. )

Currently have privacy.resistFingerprinting on which is giving website the UTC time zone. How do I change this without disabling the setting.

Can I go into About:Config and add a new timezone?? that the Javascript request will find.

Asked by RedFoX 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by James 1 unyaka odlule

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Google's websites works badly with Hardware Acceleration On (Google, Youtube, Gmail, Google Maps, ...)

Hi everyone, I am currently using Firefox "112.0.1 (64-bit)" on Windows 10 "10.0.19045 Build 19045]" I have problems using almost all Google websites: most of the times … (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone, I am currently using Firefox "112.0.1 (64-bit)" on Windows 10 "10.0.19045 Build 19045]"

I have problems using almost all Google websites: most of the times they do not load at first attempt, and when they do they do not works properly. As example: Youtube does not load (or the cached version says that there is no internet connection), then after a few attempts it loads but all thumbnails on the home are gray.

On another browser (Edge) all websites works normally.

Using private window has the same problem, I have no extension and no plugin other than OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. and Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc.. I tried emptying cache and also reinstalling Firefox.

The only fix I found on the web is to disable hardware acceleration from settings. If I disable it and restart the browser, then all websites works normally. Actually I can't see this as fix but as a workaround, since I am using a notebook and I'd like to use my GPU for video decoding and save energy.

Maybe I am missing something? Is there something I can do? Thanks.

Asked by Lorenzo 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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sync tabs sign in goes to page: " Blocked by Content Security Policy This page has a content security policy that prevents it from being loaded in this way."

Even though I am signed in to the main support page, attempting to sync tabs leads to the page "Blocked by Content Security Policy This page has a content security po… (funda kabanzi)

Even though I am signed in to the main support page, attempting to sync tabs leads to the page

"Blocked by Content Security Policy

This page has a content security policy that prevents it from being loaded in this way.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this way because the page has a content security policy that disallows it." at the address: about:accounts?action=signin&entrypoint=preferences

what other ways are availabe to sync?

Asked by elvisbeatle 1 unyaka odlule

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Bookmarks Menu List

Hello, I've noticed a change since the last update and don't understand why? When opening the bookmarks tab I would get the drop down of a long list of links I have sav… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I've noticed a change since the last update and don't understand why?

When opening the bookmarks tab I would get the drop down of a long list of links I have saved. I sometimes bunch them into groups so when looking down the long list, I can see the link I want better when more than one are from the same website.

But my issue is that when I went through the list and found that group of links, I could click onto one to open the page. In the past before the update I could click on the bookmarks drop down again, and still see the same area of links I had just clicked on.

Now when the bookmarks drop down closes it defaults to the top of the list and I need to scan down to find the links I was looking at again. Why? Yes when I closed the browser off and reopened it the bookmarks list would start at the top again. But if left opened I could click on the bookmarks tab and it would open to the same link area I clicked onto last.

Is there a way in settings I can reverse this annoying, unnecessary change.

A word to the Firefox workers that like changing things for no reason. I use Firefox because I like the things your browser has that the others don't. Keep taking the little things away that people like, which you seem to keep doing, then my favourite browser will just become "The same old s#*@" like all the others.

Asked by ShadowAD 1 unyaka odlule

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