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Is there a way to repair an existing profile?

I have a strobe sensitivity and visual motion sensitivity, so the default Firefox settings aren't safe for me. (For example, the default settings have flashingcursors, au… (funda kabanzi)

I have a strobe sensitivity and visual motion sensitivity, so the default Firefox settings aren't safe for me.

(For example, the default settings have flashingcursors, autoscroll, smooth scrolling, autoplay enabled, no ad blocker installed, etc.)

I can't use a new profile unless I can copy over all my existing safety and accessibility fixes. Besides about:preferences, that includes a number of fixes to about:config, userChrome.css, userContent.css, and a number of add-ons.

I am not quite sure what the Autoconfig can do, or how to set it up, but I understand I would need to manually track down and copy all my safety settings, which isn't even possible with the current about:config. And wasn't practical with the old one.

Anyway, trying to follow debugging instructions, which often involve creating new profiles, and then copying everything to these profiles so I can test them relatively safely, has gradually screwed up my Firefox installation. A lot of freezes, the url bar going unresponsive, etc.

Maybe if I can sync to a dummy location and then back I can fix this. I don't know what else I can do.

Asked by MarjaE 1 unyaka odlule

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Headset troublshoot on firefox 77.0.1

Hello, I have a bose quiet comfort 35 headset for years now (which's is connected through bluetooth) and recently medias : videos aren't played without been cut, the bug … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I have a bose quiet comfort 35 headset for years now (which's is connected through bluetooth) and recently medias : videos aren't played without been cut, the bug stay for about 10 or 5 seconds and then the audio comes back ....

I checked if it was only on firefox and it's, I'm on a mac on Catalina.

Thanks for your help

Asked by jules.sangli3r 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jules.sangli3r 1 unyaka odlule

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bad actors

I get unsolicited emails. I enter and scroll down to unsubscribe. But firefox warns me of proceding. So I don't procede. So every day I want to unsubscribe from the same … (funda kabanzi)

I get unsolicited emails. I enter and scroll down to unsubscribe. But firefox warns me of proceding. So I don't procede. So every day I want to unsubscribe from the same bad actor(s). Is it safe to continue and unsubscribe. What should I be doing? It is getting worse.

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email removed from search/spam bots view as this is a public forum.

Asked by ian76 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox sync is not syncing bookmarks to a new device

I purchased a new device, but the bookmarks are not syncing like it has on prior devices. I have confirmed all setting are exactly as they were previously. No matter what… (funda kabanzi)

I purchased a new device, but the bookmarks are not syncing like it has on prior devices. I have confirmed all setting are exactly as they were previously. No matter what I try, I can't get my bookmarks to join me on my new device. Is this a known bug?

Asked by mk 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 unyaka odlule

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Since FF 78 my browser tab bar is black instead of dark transparent (even when changing to light mode) on MacOS

Pretty much like the title says, FF 78 shows me a solid black, instead of slight translucent, tab bar (background), when I changed to light theme it stayed black too. Any… (funda kabanzi)

Pretty much like the title says, FF 78 shows me a solid black, instead of slight translucent, tab bar (background), when I changed to light theme it stayed black too.

Any way to solve this?

Asked by Yves 1 unyaka odlule

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78.0.1 update: extensions still visible under add-ons but have vanished from top bar

Firefox upgraded to 78.0.1 but my extensions are now inaccessible/invisible. They show as enabled in the about:add-ons tab but no longer appear at the top of the main wi… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox upgraded to 78.0.1 but my extensions are now inaccessible/invisible. They show as enabled in the about:add-ons tab but no longer appear at the top of the main window - so I casn no longer access them.

Asked by anharker 1 unyaka odlule

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Laggy Firefox

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy lik… (funda kabanzi)

I am facing two issues with Firefox. I am using Firefox on Macbook Pro 2017 with i7 processor and 16GB Ram, but after importing all my bookmarks from chrome its laggy like when i move mouse hover the bookmarks its animation response time is slow ie :- Moving cursor up and down the blue animation strip its bit delay comparatively mouse cursor movement.

Secondly i am having issue with YouTube, when i am double click on YouTube video to full-screen its give blank screen for a sec its bit annoying i think it need to fix.

Asked by Iqubal Singh 1 unyaka odlule

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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

Greetings forum - I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that ap… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Asked by johndaversa 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Latest FF Update Failed to Import Bookmarks and PW

Hello, The latest and greatest FF update did not import my FF bookmarks and saved PW. I followed all instructions on FF troubleshooting and forums and nothing seems to re… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

The latest and greatest FF update did not import my FF bookmarks and saved PW. I followed all instructions on FF troubleshooting and forums and nothing seems to restore my data. I have a old FF data, but it's stating nothing has been backed up since 2018, however I've used FF daily. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

Asked by sr.selvin 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 unyaka odlule

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Edit this Bookmark drop down window only displays 6 lines

I have just switched to a new Macbook laptop. If firefox, when clicking on the bookmark star in the address field, the drop down box opens to edit the bookmark. When cli… (funda kabanzi)

I have just switched to a new Macbook laptop. If firefox, when clicking on the bookmark star in the address field, the drop down box opens to edit the bookmark. When clicking on Choose Bookmark, the list that opens contains only 6 lines of folders to choose from. With my last few computers, I was easily able to search and get an answer on how to increase the number of lines from 6 to whatever I wanted. Unfortunately, I never wrote it down and now I cannot recall how to do this. Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thank you!

Asked by adgct 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Unwanted google and amazon search suggestions in address bar

Hi, I am running Firefox 78.0.1 64-bit on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5. I get these unwanted advertisements for Google and Amazon whenever I go to type in the address bar (see … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I am running Firefox 78.0.1 64-bit on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5.

I get these unwanted advertisements for Google and Amazon whenever I go to type in the address bar (see attached images). How do I disable them? I can't see any option in the "Search" section of Preferences or searching Preferences in general. My search engine of choice is DuckDuckGo, and I do not have an Amazon account. Why does Firefox think have a desire to interact with these companies?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by mostlyaspambox 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Unable to use Shopify Checkout with Firefox

When I try to checkout on a site using Shopify, the credit card fields are unusable. The form fields turn into animations, almost like an animated GIF and will not stop. … (funda kabanzi)

When I try to checkout on a site using Shopify, the credit card fields are unusable. The form fields turn into animations, almost like an animated GIF and will not stop. It is difficult to describe what is going on. Here's what it looks like:https://i.imgur.com/mTJfDeD.mp4. I don't know how else to illustrate the issue. This has been going on for the past several versions of Firefox. I'm currently using 79.0b3 (64-bit) on a Mac.

Asked by Miles Teg 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Incorrect display of the digit 9

Firefox occasionally displays the digit 9 as a dash "-". On any particular website this can occur on all pages, only some pages or on one part of a page and not another p… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox occasionally displays the digit 9 as a dash "-". On any particular website this can occur on all pages, only some pages or on one part of a page and not another part of the same page. This occurs in the same places on Chrome and Opera but it does not occur on Safari. I have seen it occur on text sent from a website as well as on text I type. In one example, the font-family is Helvetica and the problem occurs on larger font-sizes but not smaller sizes sent from the website. In another example, when typing a credit card number, the font-size is typically small and the problem does occur. I am using Firefox version 77.0.1 on Mac OS 10.11.

Asked by fcl 1 unyaka odlule

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Adding a Feature that Pauses Unused Tabs?

Hello! I was wondering if there are any plans to add a feature like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) to Firefox? I tend to keep lo… (funda kabanzi)

Hello!

I was wondering if there are any plans to add a feature like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) to Firefox? I tend to keep lots of tabs open at once, and I'd love to be able to pause unused tabs without closing them. But I'd prefer to avoid giving an add-on access to all of my data. So I keep hoping that this type of feature will get incorporated into Firefox. Do you know if there are any plans like this?

Thanks so much in advance and for the work that you're doing!

Asked by C R 1 unyaka odlule

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When open to website using ID and password FireFox opens instead to a screen discussing Oracle iPlanet Web site

Subject says it all - just about. When I attempt to open one particular website, I enter my userID and password and when screen opens it is not to the website selected bu… (funda kabanzi)

Subject says it all - just about. When I attempt to open one particular website, I enter my userID and password and when screen opens it is not to the website selected but to a screen showing information about Oracle iPlanet Web Site. Cannot find a way to get past this screen. Been accessing this site daily for months without a hitch. A few weeks ago this happened one time. I closed FireFox and reopened and worked as it should . Then yesterday this started again and happens every time. Can access from Safari. Only install one new application recently, TotalAV but that was about 10 days ago.m Will attempt to add screen shot of what I see. The website I am attempting to access is in connection with my employer and I need to access it on at least a weekly basis. Other websites of my employer work fine. Please advise ehw

Asked by ehw3 1 unyaka odlule

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Interal error message when trying to log into Web mail.

I'm getting an "Internal Error" message when trying to log into Web mail,since 6/28 when using Firefox. Been using Firefox for web mail for decades now w/no problems. Saf… (funda kabanzi)

I'm getting an "Internal Error" message when trying to log into Web mail,since 6/28 when using Firefox. Been using Firefox for web mail for decades now w/no problems. Safari & Chrome working fine.

Asked by Beardog11 1 unyaka odlule

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Enter doesn't work in the URL bar

Hi everyone, I'm having issues with my url/navigation bar and I can't find out how to fix it. I already reinstalled firefox but it didn't change the issue: When I type i… (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone, I'm having issues with my url/navigation bar and I can't find out how to fix it. I already reinstalled firefox but it didn't change the issue: When I type in a website (or a search) in the url bar, nothing happens when I press enter, I have to manually click on the arrow to get the browser to react. (It works just fine in other browsers). I tried to de- and re-activate all the Address Bar Suggestions in preferences but this also didn't change anything.

Hope there's a solution out there..

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Asked by oxholm8 1 unyaka odlule

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Working on Opera but not on Firefox or Chrome

Hi Had an issue opening some websites since yesterday and have just discovered that they are working without issue on Opera but still not opening on Firefox or Chrome. An… (funda kabanzi)

Hi Had an issue opening some websites since yesterday and have just discovered that they are working without issue on Opera but still not opening on Firefox or Chrome. Anyone got any suggestions please?

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