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I can't set a default behaviour for download of *.XLSX files

I am trying to download a spreadsheet file which has a .xlsx extension. Firefox insists on downloading the file (my default action) but I want to be given the option to o… (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to download a spreadsheet file which has a .xlsx extension. Firefox insists on downloading the file (my default action) but I want to be given the option to open in my spreadsheet program (Libreoffice).

Looking in Settings and scrolling down to Files and Applications -> Applications, there are other spreadsheet formats present but not one for .xlsx. How do I add the "Always Ask" option for .xlsx files?

Libreoffice is the default system application for opening these files.

Asked by tc68 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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Cookies and exceptions always deleted

I would like Firefox to remember exceptions and store specific cookies that I need for the Microsoft authenticator, and other two-stage logins. Whatever setting I choose … (funda kabanzi)

I would like Firefox to remember exceptions and store specific cookies that I need for the Microsoft authenticator, and other two-stage logins. Whatever setting I choose (untick delete cookiex and sitedata, assign websites to manage exceptions etc) upon closing Firefox everything is deleted, always. This means I can't use any authenticator to remember me when I want it to do so.

I used a third party cookie extension (Cookie AutoDelete) to whitelist some sites and it worked perfectly fine until an apparent recent update by Firefox. I am on Firefox 101.0.1 on Mac.

Any ideas?

Asked by estulz11 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 unyaka odlule

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Window position not saved

Firefox 101.0.1 + extensions, Windows 11 22H2; both fully updated Firefox has stopped saving the position of its window, looking to me like it is leaving space for my Wi… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 101.0.1 + extensions, Windows 11 22H2; both fully updated

Firefox has stopped saving the position of its window, looking to me like it is leaving space for my Windows taskbar but which is hidden.

Some online searching and I found that setting privacy.resistFingerprinting to false resolves the issue, but it is not a change I feel comfortable with and wonder if there is another solution. I have uBlock Origin installed so maybe I shouldn't be concerned.

Asked by henryg1 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 101.0.1 no cursor and blinking cursor Caret is off

About two days ago the cursor started disappearing / flashing when browsing in Firefox. It does not mater where the cursor is placed on the screen either the arrow or th… (funda kabanzi)

About two days ago the cursor started disappearing / flashing when browsing in Firefox. It does not mater where the cursor is placed on the screen either the arrow or the hand will flash when moving. My system is a windows pro 10 system with all updates, last updates for W10 were made a couple of weeks ago, on Firefox whenever it asks to upgrade I do it.

Specifically: 1. If the mouse is stationary there is no cursor, if I move it the cursor flashes. 2. When the system comes up and I launch Firefox all is OK for about 2 – 3 minutes then the flashing begins. 3. If I stop Firefox ie “X” it and restart it the flashing occurs within 0 – 30 seconds. 4. If I restart the PC steps 2 & 3 repeat.

I have two other PC’s Windows Home, and Windows 7, as well as a laptop with Windows Home all with Firefox 101.0.1 all up to date all do not have the above issue. This does not occur with any other programs. I have two monitors, tried Firefox on each makes no difference same problem.

I have tried searching the internet and all I find is about Caret which is off. I uninstalled Firefox and installed it. That made no difference.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

Thank You

Bob

Asked by bobsmodels1 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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Open Bookmarks form Dropdown menu in Background without Dropdown menu closing

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background. On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you w… (funda kabanzi)

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background.

On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you wanted to open with the Mousewheel and done.

On Firefox you need to enable new tabs to open in Background first. I managed to find the setting for that with google after a while. You need to go to advanced settings by typing about:config into your url bar.

Then you search for browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground and click "enable".

But this didn't fix the other issue I had, that the dropdown menu always closes as soon as I click anything.

Is there a way so it stays open until I'm done selecting the pages I want?

Asked by Hellschwarz 1 unyaka odlule

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Manage Exceptions does not work (always allowed websites are never saved between sessions) Bug/Ignorance?

I am using Firefox Version 101.0.1 (64-bit) for Desktop Windows 10 64bit (newest version (see question date for lookup info)). This problem I could not find anywhere in … (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox Version 101.0.1 (64-bit) for Desktop Windows 10 64bit (newest version (see question date for lookup info)).

This problem I could not find anywhere in this Firefox self support community. I think I discovered a bug in the firefox settings, but it might just be me missing something, but I doubt it, being familiar with the settings and them being clearly worded.

I can not seem to get my firefox to save the website always allowed to keep cookies stored between sessions (and their cookies / other data obviously also don't get saved between sessions). - maybe there arises a problem with the setting of never saving history between sessions?

Please, have a look at my current settings below (two screenshots): <image 1 (longer one)> <image 2 (shorter one, custom history settings)>

The settings being written as they are should mean that the always allowed websites should never have their cookies deleted between sessions, regardless of their history (their being visited) being deleted. To me this is frustrating and appears like a bug and not a feature.

Maybe is history is deleted all site permissions and data get deleted, too? - (If yes, that is clearly not what the settings suggest, and if it is supposed to work like this, I strongly suggest the Firefox Dev.s team to fix the confusion or add some feature work-around to suit my use-case. The internet is not a safe place anymore, generally, but some parts are, let me trust your settings do what the say they do, at the very least. Thanks in advance.)

Asked by no_u_afaik 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Where is the built-in container tabs?

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings,… (funda kabanzi)

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings, and I could use containers without installing an addon some days ago.

I can still access by directly viewing this address

about:preferences#containers

But I can't find it in the settings, and this feature does no longer work.

So I went to read recent release notes from Firefox 100 to 101.0.1, but I didn't find any notes to say this feature has been disabled. Could this be an unexpected result of an update?

Asked by Bellozzz 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Bellozzz 1 unyaka odlule

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Search engines

I just upgraded to Monterey on my Mac running FF 101.0.1 (64-bit). I cannot add new search engines to my list of search engines. I'm trying to add DuckDuckGo without succ… (funda kabanzi)

I just upgraded to Monterey on my Mac running FF 101.0.1 (64-bit). I cannot add new search engines to my list of search engines. I'm trying to add DuckDuckGo without success. I have Google, Bing and Startpage. I click on Find More Search Engines, select and add DuckDuckGo but while it appears as an extension it does not appear in the list of search engines.

Asked by WDMc 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 unyaka odlule

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Cached Web Content Not Clearing

Win 7 Home Premium Firefox Version 101.0.1 'Privacy & Security'->'Cookies and Site Data', 'Clear Data.' When 'Clear Now,' Cached Web Content; is clicked, it does… (funda kabanzi)

Win 7 Home Premium Firefox Version 101.0.1

'Privacy & Security'->'Cookies and Site Data', 'Clear Data.'

When 'Clear Now,' Cached Web Content; is clicked, it does not zero out. (It used to clear completely).

The browser webpage has been refreshed, the browser closed and reopened, and the computer restarted but the cache does not reset.

This issue started on the morning (Pacific time) of June 26-Is this a known glitch or am I missing a detail?

Asked by Buddy2014 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox has become very slow lately.

Firefox has become very slow for some two weeks om my desktop with Linux Xubuntu 18.04. Some sites can be approached without problems except for the speed, other sites ar… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox has become very slow for some two weeks om my desktop with Linux Xubuntu 18.04. Some sites can be approached without problems except for the speed, other sites are opened after some time, but freeze so that scrolling and clicking on links won't work. I tried to find an answer in the Settings......

Asked by edschijf 1 unyaka odlule

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Browsing being interrupted by recommendation to install a third-part ad blocker. Security risk?

I've just had my browsing interrupted with this recommendation to install an extension: https://torrent-protection.com/download-now/ I was viewing this page: https://www… (funda kabanzi)

I've just had my browsing interrupted with this recommendation to install an extension: https://torrent-protection.com/download-now/

I was viewing this page: https://www.eurogamer.net/with-the-new-ps-plus-premium-and-extra-sony-opts-for-the-car-boot-sale-approach-to-catalogue-gaming

I was taken out of the page without pressing anything and taken to this recommendation. In particular, it appears like an official Firefox message and security recommendation, with Firefox suggesting I should install this extension for my security. Sadly I don't have a screenshot but it's happened twice this morning already.

Is this really Firefox endorsed? Or are they pushing their extension with fake credentials? How is the page viewing interrupted this way and diverted automatically to another webpage?

Asked by dg.coombes 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

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suggestion for master password

Hello. I just created a master password to protect my website passwords. However, this master password is required to start a session with Firefox. My suggestion is that … (funda kabanzi)

Hello. I just created a master password to protect my website passwords. However, this master password is required to start a session with Firefox. My suggestion is that you do not require the master password to start a Firefox session, only to access the passwords information, or to create and remember a login password for a new website. It is a hassle to enter the master password every time I want to use Firefox. Or should I keep firefox open the entire day?

Asked by mcrick07-firefox 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by mcrick07-firefox 1 unyaka odlule

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Automatically Logged Out of Websites Post-Authentication

I first thought this issue was contained to a single website and was the fault of their IT, but I have begun to experience this issue on other websites, and it does not o… (funda kabanzi)

I first thought this issue was contained to a single website and was the fault of their IT, but I have begun to experience this issue on other websites, and it does not occur on other devices also using Firefox. It is difficult to explain given that I don't have any idea what is actually happening, but hopefully I can make it clear enough.

For some websites that require a username and password, I will correctly login and pass authentication but then I will be booted back to the initial login screen, almost like the login failed. I only know that it is technically a log out, not a failure, because I have briefly seen the URL change like I'm logging out. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox fresh multiple times on my Windows 11 laptop, but the same issue occurs consistently.

This happened when I was trying to login to the student portal for my university and when I was trying to login to my apartment's resident portal. Changing cookie settings or going into a private browser has not helped at all. I cannot tell if this is a bug with Firefox (maybe just on Windows 11?) or if there is some background setting that needs to be adjusted, but it is very frustrating. If this keeps happening, I would have to switch to a different browser, which would not be ideal.

Does anyone have any idea of steps that I could take for troubleshooting or any experience with similar issues? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Jake 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Jake 1 unyaka odlule

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Latest Windows 10 update

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs.… (funda kabanzi)

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs. I can't be the only person experiencing this problem but contacting Microsoft is next to impossible. I wonder if you can: 1) alert them to this issue; and 2) pressure them to fix it as constantly uninstalling the updates is a pain!

Asked by sjarmain 1 unyaka odlule

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Bookmark Toolbar tab missing??

My bookmarks have been broken up in the categories for years... ie: Research, Health, Shop, Weather, News, YouTube, etc. Suddenly today the News tab is missing from the … (funda kabanzi)

My bookmarks have been broken up in the categories for years... ie: Research, Health, Shop, Weather, News, YouTube, etc. Suddenly today the News tab is missing from the Toolbar??? I can't find it when I search in Manage Bookmarks. Where did it go and how can I get it back???? Help!!

Asked by Sillycat41 1 unyaka odlule

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Icons in a Google Finance Watchlist only appear as text

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say… (funda kabanzi)

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say "Equalizer" instead of showing the icon. Any settings I need to check?

Asked by haroldwaisel 1 unyaka odlule

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Problem moving to the next page of data within a web page

Some web pages contain data split into pages and provide something like "Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next" at the bottom of each page. One example is https://… (funda kabanzi)

Some web pages contain data split into pages and provide something like "Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next" at the bottom of each page. One example is https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#search I would like to be able to move between pages without using the mouse using a keyboard shortcut.

Is there any way that Firefox could simulate a mouse click on a particular element and link this to a key?

Asked by paul921 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by paul921 1 unyaka odlule