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How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (funda kabanzi)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox throws SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE error for a site but Chromium says certificate is valid

Hi all, I have an Apache site on Kubuntu 20.04 with a certificate signed by my private CA. I've added the root CA ceritificate in Firefox and in Chromium. Firefox throws … (funda kabanzi)

Hi all, I have an Apache site on Kubuntu 20.04 with a certificate signed by my private CA. I've added the root CA ceritificate in Firefox and in Chromium.

Firefox throws a SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE error

Chromium accept the certificate as valid

What can I do?

Notes: the site url is "https://hdev.h.net" (with an internal IP address inside my lab)

Attached there are:

- the authority settings page
- the certification authority certificate as seen by Firefox
- the site certificate

Firefox version 82.0 Ubuntu Chromium version 86.0.4240.11

Asked by m.busico 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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I can't delete bookmarks

Hello. I had to reinstall Windows 10. I moved the entire folder Roaming\Mozilla on the same place after new instalation Firefox. I can add bookmark, but can't delete any… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. I had to reinstall Windows 10. I moved the entire folder Roaming\Mozilla on the same place after new instalation Firefox. I can add bookmark, but can't delete any bookmarks. When delete folder mozilla in clear browser work fine. I don't want to lose my saved browser data and passwords. Can I fix it somehow?

Thanks

Asked by CeBeS486 2 iminyaka edlule

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Full screen mode not working

For past few days browser fails to go into full screen mode properly. Tabs and url input section remain in sight. Screen mode is toggled with F11 or via menu bar, zoom. P… (funda kabanzi)

For past few days browser fails to go into full screen mode properly. Tabs and url input section remain in sight. Screen mode is toggled with F11 or via menu bar, zoom. Previously it was working?

Asked by ab2qik 2 iminyaka edlule

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A Page is Slowing Down Your Browser

I am receiving too often the message "A Page is Slowing Down Your Browser, What Would You Like To Do?" It becomes annoying. I tried the same site with Edge and it resp… (funda kabanzi)

I am receiving too often the message "A Page is Slowing Down Your Browser, What Would You Like To Do?" It becomes annoying. I tried the same site with Edge and it responded faster. What can I do other than switch browsers?

Asked by JossefPerl 2 iminyaka edlule

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Characters disappear from text on page

I've been having this problem recently (firefox build 82.0.3 and a few older versions) where characters randomly disappear from the text being displayed. In addition to w… (funda kabanzi)

I've been having this problem recently (firefox build 82.0.3 and a few older versions) where characters randomly disappear from the text being displayed. In addition to webpage body text, the address bar and tab titles also disappear sometimes.

As I'm typing this text characters are randomly being replaced with blank spaces. Firefox is the only application on my computer that seems to have this problem. I have restarted it, reset the user profile, and disable all extensions/add-ons in an attempt to debug but it hasn't seemed to help.

Attached are two screen captures, one where the text has disappeared on me and one after I highlighted the text to bring it back. Note: the address bar and tab titles are blank in both since I didn't highlight/click on them.

Asked by ALongtimeFirefoxUser 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Links from Google automatically opening in new tabs

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked … (funda kabanzi)

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked around in the settings menu, but I couldn't find any way to alter it. The closest option would be to open link in new window, but I just want to open the link in the tab that I am currently in. I have tried going into about:config although I couldn't find any setting that successfully fixed the issue. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks! - T

Asked by Tt 2 iminyaka edlule

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firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (funda kabanzi)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 2 iminyaka edlule

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Another reason Weather Channel radar maps may not load

I also had a problem on my Mac with Weather Channel and Weather Underground's Wundermap not loading on Firefox. I launched Firefox in Safe Mode and the maps loaded with n… (funda kabanzi)

I also had a problem on my Mac with Weather Channel and Weather Underground's Wundermap not loading on Firefox.

I launched Firefox in Safe Mode and the maps loaded with no problem. It turns out that the culprit preventing loading in my Firefox browser was the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension. Since disabling it, the maps are back for the first time in at least a year. I had searched for the answer to my issues for that entire period with no luck. Now I don't have to open another browser for a decent weather map.

I hope this will help some of my fellow Firefoxers.

Asked by foxdawg 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox Refresh Wiped my saved passwords! Help!

I need help restoring my passwords. I saw a suggestion to refresh Firefox, and so I did, thinking it wasn't more than disabling the add-ons. I didn't realize it would eli… (funda kabanzi)

I need help restoring my passwords. I saw a suggestion to refresh Firefox, and so I did, thinking it wasn't more than disabling the add-ons. I didn't realize it would eliminate my logins and passwords. Can someone help me find them? Otherwise I'm in some trouble.

Asked by bromax.cfr 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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Master Password Prompt Delay

Please can someone tell me why is there such a long delay between opening firefox and the master password prompt? Also if anyone knows if there is some way to either spee… (funda kabanzi)

Please can someone tell me why is there such a long delay between opening firefox and the master password prompt?

Also if anyone knows if there is some way to either speed up the master password prompt so that it opens instantly on opening firefox or prevent it from opening until a password box is present on the webpage.

The delay in the master password prompt is up to 20 seconds and is so annoying, it just gets in the way when you are trying to work.

Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided.

Asked by Ian Wood Cembre 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Vertical scroll bar jumps and skips down especially on long pages

I know this question has been asked before but I am hoping for an update and maybe to learn something new to try... I installed the latest Firefox (April 2021) on Ubuntu … (funda kabanzi)

I know this question has been asked before but I am hoping for an update and maybe to learn something new to try...

I installed the latest Firefox (April 2021) on Ubuntu mate 64 bit.

I use my laptop Touchpad to move the cursor around on web pages. I go to the vertical scroll bar to scroll down the page... I left click on the scroll bar, hold the left button, then start dragging down on the Touchpad but.

Often, when I am on a web page that is long, the scroll bar will jump and skip all the way to the bottom of the screen even though I'm just dragging it down a little and slowly too. Sometimes the scroll bar keeps racing down the page even when I am not dragging the cursor down at all.

I don't notice this behavior in Chrome or Brave or in other Ubuntu mate user interface elements.

This question has been asked before e.g: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1314677

I tried solutions in that question such as going in to about:config and tried... general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMaxMS (changed this from 150 to 75) general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMinMS (changed this from 150 to 50)

I also downgraded to Firefox 82.0.3 but this has not solved the problem either.

Is this a known bug that is being worked on? What else can I try apart from switching back to Brave?

Cheers,

Flex

Asked by flexmcmurphy 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by flexmcmurphy 1 unyaka odlule

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Position: static print problem

Hi All, My web pages have 4 basic sections, Header, Menu, Content and Footer. In the print media query position static is used. I understand that should make them print… (funda kabanzi)

Hi All,

My web pages have 4 basic sections, Header, Menu, Content and Footer. In the print media query position static is used. I understand that should make them print in order. All browser had this messed up for many years but I'm sure Firefox had this fixed for awhile. In version 82.0.3 this is messed up again, footer prints at the top of 1st page.

Is this a printing bug? Or, do I misunderstand position static?

Why can't it print as shown on screen, What you see is what you get?


Thank you for any help,

Charles

Asked by CharlesEF 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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Search engine shortcuts in address bar

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition,… (funda kabanzi)

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition, almost every letter on the keyboard will search a particular domain. For example, "!r" searches through reddit.

The weird thing is that I cannot find any documentation of this anywhere, and I cannot find any settings on this anywhere. The only similar thing is being able to use "@" with a custom keyword that has been previously set in the "search engines" menu in the settings. But this menu is limited and it is difficult to add search engines to it, as it requires you to visit that website, find the green plus sign in the tiny looking glass icon on the search bar next to the address bar, and click it and add the search engine. Then you can customize the keyword and then you can use, for example "@w" for example, to search wikipedia. But not every website gives you the option to add their search engine. For example,visiting Reddit results in no green plus sign over the looking glass icon in the search bar next to the address bar, despite the fact that "!r" works just fine.

So this is all very confusing, I hope someone can tell me what is going on. Thanks.

Asked by Sweaty 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Balázs Meskó 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox has huge issue as of a few days ago. Not showing Google search images, Captcha, Drop down search results etc.

Friends, I use FF extensively and prefer not to change but it's been very annoying as of late. Running v83. Even downgraded to v82 and it worked for some minutes but now… (funda kabanzi)

Friends, I use FF extensively and prefer not to change but it's been very annoying as of late.

Running v83. Even downgraded to v82 and it worked for some minutes but now it's back to same behavior. [struggle to download to 82 is here: https://rezamusic.yolasite.com/technical-tips.php]

If you google "squeeze lemon" for example -- on my Chrome it shows images and a list of drop down subjects "people also ask".

On Firefox, the pictures don't show -- and drop downs are frozen (don't work). Also on other sites that have a Captcha, Firefox just doesn't work. Seems same problem with 82. Help!

Images are from Chrome -- and last one from Firefox

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Firefox display font

I haven't been able to update Firefox (Mac, desktop) since version 82 because all updates use a font I can't read. Websites are displayed correctly, but bookmarks, most … (funda kabanzi)

I haven't been able to update Firefox (Mac, desktop) since version 82 because all updates use a font I can't read. Websites are displayed correctly, but bookmarks, most Firefox preferences (including about:config), tab headings and search imputs are as shown in the screenshots.

Today I downloaded version 90 and it's still happening. Please see the screenshots of the Firefox welcome screen, and the font selections in the preferences. The version for the screenshots is a new, clean download using default settings, with no addons or bookmarks.

I don't know if the font is a real language or not.

Asked by Haus 1 unyaka odlule

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malicious browser extension activity 4

I have started getting alerts from Norton 360 regarding "malicious browser extension activity 4" from a website called https://tribedone.org. I have no idea what the webs… (funda kabanzi)

I have started getting alerts from Norton 360 regarding "malicious browser extension activity 4" from a website called https://tribedone.org. I have no idea what the website is (I can't reach it) but the alert is showing very often and Norton requires a shutdown each time it detects and repairs the issue. Any suggestions please? Screenshot attached.

Asked by Dave 2 iminyaka edlule

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New Tab Pocket Settings Missing

I had accidentally refreshed my Firefox, and after adding back all my old data, I found that the pocket stories were missing form my new tab. I manged to fix this issue, … (funda kabanzi)

I had accidentally refreshed my Firefox, and after adding back all my old data, I found that the pocket stories were missing form my new tab. I manged to fix this issue, but when I go into new tab settings to make it show more than 3 stories, there are no options for them. It just gives me options for search, top sites, highlights, and snippets. How do I get these settings back?

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