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How can I choose in which Firefox profile to open external links?

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away… (funda kabanzi)

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away (so no profile manager interference) in a random profile. I do want it to open right away, but ideally would like to easily set a priority order for profiles to open the external links without having to restart the profiles.

Asked by Marjolijn 1 unyaka odlule

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Hide Firefox titlebar (border) in Linux (Openbox)

I use openbox as my windowmanager with NO desktop environment on Archlinux. I want to hide the titlebar (border) but when using openbox this option is NOT SHOWN. It is sh… (funda kabanzi)

I use openbox as my windowmanager with NO desktop environment on Archlinux.

I want to hide the titlebar (border) but when using openbox this option is NOT SHOWN. It is shown when i use another Desktop Environment like xfce4 or Gnome.

In the past i found out that a variable like DESKTOP_ENVIRONMENT, DE or XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP could be set with the value of another Desktop Environment to mislead Firefox.

However, i can't find the right variable any more and i have been googling and googling for days :-(

Please help, i like openbox & firefox (without titlebar)

Asked by ron80 1 unyaka odlule

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PDF Will Not Download

Since updating to 78.0 I cannot download pdf files from magazinelib.com. I can do so on Microsoft Edge and on Android, but not Firefox. I get the save/open/etc. popup; no… (funda kabanzi)

Since updating to 78.0 I cannot download pdf files from magazinelib.com. I can do so on Microsoft Edge and on Android, but not Firefox. I get the save/open/etc. popup; no matter which I click the file simply cycles and never downloads. Other sites seem unaffected. Example: https://psv4.userapi.com/c856436/u527052285/docs/d8/30d700e258ef/Classic_Boat_-_August_2020.pdf?extra=Yvnbe7eap0_wHynxixT-awIpguuucjYxj3XdvQ5_GicbCMyhb5V3RwSqD635Igkv6zb8Vxj1nYOfhKccAX8b-DwtFKKQ-GmSoYMEpu1-Afroli1umCG4JAcT5T8t5u5T_cp8Vo-vRbwhYQ

Asked by adsinger 1 unyaka odlule

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Tabs Font Color

HI, How can I change the color of the Font in the Tabs? You know when you have 2-3 tabs open and you look at the names of the website. How can I change the color from whi… (funda kabanzi)

HI, How can I change the color of the Font in the Tabs? You know when you have 2-3 tabs open and you look at the names of the website. How can I change the color from white to black? I have the latest Mozilla Firefox. and Windows 10. Sheri

Asked by tiggerwthe1 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Youtube keeps "pausing" the video im playing

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only ext… (funda kabanzi)

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only extensions are honey, ecosia search and stylus

Asked by atiedebee 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox keeps crashing every time i download something.

Does not matter what it is word file, picture, program. The download starts, Firefox goes gray and crashes..... I just got a new computer and i thought this problem would… (funda kabanzi)

Does not matter what it is word file, picture, program. The download starts, Firefox goes gray and crashes.....

I just got a new computer and i thought this problem would go away, but it is still present. It is becoming EXTREMELY frustrating. I love Firefox and have used it for a long time but this issue is making it very difficult.

Asked by ataugir 1 unyaka odlule

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Lost account data after reinitialisation my password

Hello everyone, Thanks for taking the time to help me! Today my Firefox's update to 78 bugged and forced me to reinstall it. After completing the new installation, I was … (funda kabanzi)

Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to help me!

Today my Firefox's update to 78 bugged and forced me to reinstall it. After completing the new installation, I was asked to connect on my Firefox's account. Unfortunatly, I couldn't remember at all my password which I didn't type for years and was forced to reinitialize it, leading to a total erase of my account's datas : saved password, markbooks etc.

I would like to know if, in the case the erased datas are temporary saved (for emergencies maybe), if it would be possible to restore my old ones or download and import them, as I terribly need them.

I'm looking forward a happy ending, hopefully.

Yours

Asked by antoine.gordien 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 unyaka odlule

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Return to normal highlighting and text selection in new URL bar

A lot of folks are having issues with the new URL bar. My biggest issue with the new URL is the way that URL bar text turns light blue rather than to normal way that se… (funda kabanzi)

A lot of folks are having issues with the new URL bar.

My biggest issue with the new URL is the way that URL bar text turns light blue rather than to normal way that selected text is shown, in negative (white on blue), because I often want to select part of the URL and the light blue makes it difficult to see what I have selected. I am 55 and my eyesight is not what it used to be.

jscher2000 kindly recommended adding the following to userchrome.css here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283831?page=3#answer-1331668 as follows

  1. urlbar {
 --lwt-toolbar-field-highlight: Highlight;
 --lwt-toolbar-field-highlight-text: HighlightText;

}

But this css does not seem to work for me.

I have not touched the Firefox theme, so I guess I am using the default theme, but I have added the multi-row tabs css from MrOtherGuy https://github.com/MrOtherGuy/firefox-csshacks/tree/master/chrome/multi-row_tabs.css but the multi-row tab css does not seem to mention "toolbar" so I can't see that they would get in each other's way.

I would also like to turn off the automatic selection of the whole url but that may not be possible.

Asked by Timtak 1 unyaka odlule

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HELP!!! Firefox is has overridden ALL of my pdf files.

HELP!!! The thousands of pdf files on my computer and two external hard drives are now Firefox html files. I did NOT do anything do cause this problem. Also, when I tr… (funda kabanzi)

HELP!!! The thousands of pdf files on my computer and two external hard drives are now Firefox html files. I did NOT do anything do cause this problem. Also, when I try to save MS Word files as pdf files, they are saved as Firefox html files. Yes, I've double-checked the options setting and it says pdf files. HOW CAN I FIX THIS???

Asked by jmcohen 1 unyaka odlule

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New tabs ALWAYS open to the right of the last open tab, not to the right of current tab

Hi -- As of the latest version of Firefox (v78.0.2 x64), all new tabs open at the end of the list of current tabs. If I only had a few tabs open, that MIGHT be okay, but… (funda kabanzi)

Hi --

As of the latest version of Firefox (v78.0.2 x64), all new tabs open at the end of the list of current tabs. If I only had a few tabs open, that MIGHT be okay, but since I keep many open, it's incredibly annoying. All I want is to open a new tab and have it appear to the right of the current tab. So far...

  • I've tried setting "browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent" to true, with no effect.
  • I've tried the add-on "Always Right", with no effect.

Since I've noticed this behavior in many previous versions of FF, I doubt that uninstall/reinstall will address the problem, so I didn't try.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance to all!

Dave

Asked by davethebatman 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (funda kabanzi)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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QR Codes wont show.

Whenever I have to scan a qr code, It turns into whatever that is in the image attached. Same thing happens sometimes when I try uploading images on certain websites. It … (funda kabanzi)

Whenever I have to scan a qr code, It turns into whatever that is in the image attached. Same thing happens sometimes when I try uploading images on certain websites. It works fine on other browsers. It also happens while using Firefox safe mode. Sorry for not being detailed enough.

Asked by anon 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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how to remove "visit" suggestions from urlbar

Earlier it was removed using style in userChrome.css file - " #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"] ", after update to 78.3 esr… (funda kabanzi)

Earlier it was removed using style in userChrome.css file - " #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"] ", after update to 78.3 esr version this isn't working. I tried with deleted /home/.mozila folder (new profile) and with menu home ->top sites and search suggestions switched off (and also with and without userChrome.css file) so this is isn't the case. Thanks for help.

Asked by glasswalker 1 unyaka odlule

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How to enable recommended by pocket

Hi there! My recommended by pocket feature disappeared after the most recent Firefox update. Im currently running 78.01 version. I also tried about:config and the browser… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there!

My recommended by pocket feature disappeared after the most recent Firefox update. Im currently running 78.01 version. I also tried about:config and the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories is set to true, but pocket recommendations are still missing from the homepage. Your help will be much appreciated.

Asked by havoc321 1 unyaka odlule

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Does FF have a horizontal left-right scroll key or key combo for really wide pages?

Hi All some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar. https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap If I'm lucky, w… (funda kabanzi)

Hi All

some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar.

https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap

If I'm lucky, when I want scroll left or right, the cursor is on a piece of HTML where it can move when I use the left or right arrow keys. However often, the cursor isn't available or the right place.

Is there a key or key combo where I can shift the web page left or right in the FF window? I often find it difficult to use the horizontal scrollbar with the mouse.

Asked by Adam H. 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by the-edmeister 1 unyaka odlule

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Some URLs not loading/ ublock origin not blocking ads

Hi, I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked. Since this morning, Firefox has failed t… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked.

Since this morning, Firefox has failed to load in certain pages. There's no error message, FF briefly flashes the Stop button and then displays a totally blank page. I checked on Chrome, and it had no problem loading the page.

On pages that do load, ublock origin doesn't seem to be blocking any ads. I assume these problems are related, so I include this for completeness.

I've tried

  1. Restarting firefox in safe mode
  2. Restarting my PC
  3. Clearing firefox cookies and cache
  4. Restarting my router
  5. Flushing my DNS

What should I try next? Is there any additional info I need to provide?

Asked by sam68 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 unyaka odlule