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Firefox Autofill Frustration, Am I doing it wrong?

I love the AutoFill feature, with some exceptions. And I am hoping someone can offer a solution, even if it is to tell me I am doing it wrong. It seems like others would … (funda kabanzi)

I love the AutoFill feature, with some exceptions. And I am hoping someone can offer a solution, even if it is to tell me I am doing it wrong.

It seems like others would have a similar problem, and it is sort of difficult to explain, although I'd think there would be a simple solution. Anyway, let me try to explain...

When I use the autofill option, it is usually while placing an order, or filling out my account details for whatever shopping site, or gaming profile, etc. But I have multiple addresses I need to consider when I am shopping, and need to send the order to one or the other, instead of my regular address. Like placing an order that I want sent to my mother's address.

As anyone knows, when you change something, like the address, state, zip or phone number, you end up with several autofill entries. Like this...

First Name, Last Name (My primary info, but I can't see it in the pop-up) First Name, Last Name (My primary info, but my work address, which I also don't see) First Name, Last NAME First Name, Last Name FIRST NAME, Last Name First Name, Last Name

These pop up, all valid options, the next time you start filling out a form. Which is great, because ONE of them is the one you would like to use, but there is no way to see WHICH one points to the one you need. The first one is my normal address, phone, etc, but the autofill pop up doesn't show you anything other than the name, the second is my work, but I can't see that it is... only the name. The third might be my mom's address, but again, I have no idea because only my name is shown...etc etc etc.

Is there a better autofill plugin out there, one that lets you label them? Or some way to show more than just the name? Just showing me the same name 12 times, without any way to know what the right one to use is, kinda makes the autofill feature useless for me. If I only had one phone, or one address, etc, the feature would work great. But since I have about a dozen addresses I routinely use, each with their own unique state or zipcode, or phone number, has rendered autofill useless unless I only need the common "top" one.

I hope I've made it clear what the problem is. And no, using a unique firefox profile for each is not the answer. I'd have to log out/off firefox and switch profiles several times in one shopping or gaming session, which would only make the solution highly annoying.

It would be nice to find a plugin, or any other solution, that would let me label, or differentiate each from the other when the autofill pop-up gives me the option to fill the form.

Like... Home - First Name, Last Name Work - First Name, Last Name Mom's - First Name, Last Name Gary's - First Name, Last Name

Anyone have a solution, or feel my pain? Or am I simply doing it wrong?

ANY help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by ldw 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (funda kabanzi)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by mjwh56 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't drag URL from address bar to desktop

It has become impossible to drag the URL from the address bar to the desktop. Specifically, the action described in this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/crea… (funda kabanzi)

It has become impossible to drag the URL from the address bar to the desktop.

Specifically, the action described in this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website DOES NOT WORK.

FF 78.0.2 Mac OS 10.14.2

Asked by JA 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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Don't want to upgrade

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above the address bar and also changed the behavior of the address bar. It took me a couple of weeks to find the answers and get things back the way they were. I don't want to upgrade Firefox because I have no idea what it might change this time. Is there a way to keep Firefox from sending me upgrade notices when I don't want them?

Asked by mikejanus 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox Not Displaying Characters Correctly

Hello, Firefox folks! I am running Firefox 78.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Firefox has stopped displaying text correctly. I have attached 2 images of examples of th… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Firefox folks! I am running Firefox 78.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Firefox has stopped displaying text correctly. I have attached 2 images of examples of this occurring. I refreshed Firefox some time ago and the problem went away but has since returned.

I would appreciate any insights that you all can provide.

Thank you! -Mark

Asked by mswalth 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (funda kabanzi)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by dravafox 1 unyaka odlule

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Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (funda kabanzi)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

Asked by DetectiveShrek 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox uses system High Contrast text color for websites

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system back… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system background. However, many webpages on the internet have light backgrounds, so when Firefox uses this color, I can't read the text. I already have Options>Language and Appearance>Colors>Override the colors specified by the page set to "Never." This also occurs in a brand new profile with 0 extensions or addons in Safe Mode. I just want Firefox to display webpages "normally", i.e. with black text, without regard to the current system colors.

To reproduce: - Turn on High Contrast - Visit a site such as http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ppois.html - Change system High Contrast text color to any color you wish - Notice that the text on the page also changes to the same color, even with the setting on "Never"

Is there any way I can get Firefox to ignore the system's text color settings? Chrome renders the webpage just fine with black text.

Asked by pentaerythritol.pentanitrate.is 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Disable bloated address bar?

Hi, Since 1-2 months my Firefox address bar grows vertically to about 1.5 its normal size when I click it. I think this came with an update. How can I disable this? It's … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

Since 1-2 months my Firefox address bar grows vertically to about 1.5 its normal size when I click it. I think this came with an update. How can I disable this? It's really annoying and unnecessary.

Thanks

Asked by MM6631764 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox will not play sounds or download file suddenly

As my subject say firefox suddenly stopped playing any sound and will not download any file from any website even its own installer I have already tried everythin i know … (funda kabanzi)

As my subject say firefox suddenly stopped playing any sound and will not download any file from any website even its own installer I have already tried everythin i know to fix it including resetting it reinstalling it and safe mode.i have reinstalled ever driver i can think of that may have anything to do with firefox and have go thru ever windows audio fix i or any of my IT friends could think of and nothing works.

Asked by deadmankillin 2 iminyaka edlule

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tabs are superimposed on bookmark folders

Problem began with not being able to open a new tab. I updated to FF 78.0.2. Now I still cannot open a new tab and my tabs are superimposed on my bookmark folders. Clicki… (funda kabanzi)

Problem began with not being able to open a new tab. I updated to FF 78.0.2.

Now I still cannot open a new tab and my tabs are superimposed on my bookmark folders. Clicking on that menu bar opens a folder, not a tab. FF is unusable.

Also, the three coloured buttons, appear down on the webpage rather than in the menu bar. In order to get them out of there, I have to create a title bar that holds only them and the title of the page I'm on which seems a waste of space. Can I get them on the bar next to the search box?

Image attached.

Thanks for any help. Greatly appreciated.

Asked by annieyoung1001 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 iminyaka edlule

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can't open my chase.com or constant contact accounts since new update. All other sites fine.

Since the latest updates, I can't access at least two sites I need to go to daily. (chase.com and constantcontact.com) All other sites open fine and those two open in Ch… (funda kabanzi)

Since the latest updates, I can't access at least two sites I need to go to daily. (chase.com and constantcontact.com) All other sites open fine and those two open in Chrome. I read that this is a known issue with the update. I don't understand the fixes. I just need things to work!

I have a mac with a free Avaast app running. Not aware of any firewalls.

Error says: "The connection has timed out" in both cases.

Asked by jlevant 2 iminyaka edlule

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firefox reboots by itself, twice

Hi, From two to three weeks ago, every time I open windows, my firefox browser reboots twice. It does not give any error message and when it reboots it goes back to home … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

From two to three weeks ago, every time I open windows, my firefox browser reboots twice. It does not give any error message and when it reboots it goes back to home page. I removed all extensions, then I updated the browser and the Graphic Card, in vain!

Any help please

Asked by Maher 2 iminyaka edlule

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New change?? No longer different PDF handling for in-browser vs. Download panela

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I open… (funda kabanzi)

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I opened the PDF from the Downloads panel, it would open in my preferred 3rd party app. This was desired and worked perfectly.

But this seems to have changed! I either have to commit to the built-in always, or an external app always, irrespective of whether I am opening from a browser link or the download panel.

This is a terrible behavior. FF should open PDFs in the download handler (like ALL other file types there) with the OS's preferred PDF handler, which, in my case, is not FF's built-in Viewer.

If open a PDF in the built-in Viewer and save it from there, why would I want to re-open it in the built-in PDF viewer when opening from the download panel?

FF's built-in Viewer is great for a quick view of a PDF, I quite like it. But if I take the time to save it, I typically want more advanced functionality, like highlighting, filling in forms, etc. It worked perfectly before, please revert and stop fixing things that aren't broken. Or at least differentiate between the download panel and website links. Is there any hope in submitting a bug report?

Asked by vexware 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Frequent Firefox Crashes

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports: bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 7/19/2020 8:43 PM bp-0… (funda kabanzi)

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports:

bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-0b9fdd52-483e-4581-97d5-861d10200619	6/19/2020 4:06 PM
bp-5b3993e3-5adc-4e32-b802-ce4c20200619	6/19/2020 1:13 PM
bp-3c2a8dd5-3a51-47cc-8839-def410200405	4/4/2020 9:09 PM
bp-03a34b6a-6a74-4dd7-912e-1f13e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-cdb8fe65-262e-4996-b7fe-49d5e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-68d37e22-b489-4d63-8510-4a1590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-afc84b54-9e95-4cde-ba08-004910200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-5bf341c1-bd41-4dca-8265-3317a0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-8be1cee7-a3c6-40d6-ba06-dad220200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-30bdb348-5713-4934-afc7-23ade0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-9d81d0a3-2cb8-4924-97e3-add9e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-bcccc6a2-4cf3-44ec-95db-690590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
table end

I have run Firefox in Safe Mode, and I still get the crashes, often on a Checkout page after getting an order together. My software is updated to the latest versions available, and I have kept my security up to date. If we cannot find a fix to stop all this crashing, I'll have to give up on Firefox as being highly unreliable. Since I am totally blind, RELIABILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME!

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (funda kabanzi)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 2 iminyaka edlule

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How do I stop the address bar from expanding on click

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on pr… (funda kabanzi)

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on principle) because it is worthless. How can I do this?

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