Questions tagged [firefox]

Free and open source web browser managed and developed by Mozilla Corporation. Questions here about Firefox are expected to be about the interaction of the browser with a specific web application.

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How can I use Whatsapp Web on Firefox?

I can't use Whatsapp web of Firefox since the last few months. It still runs without any slightest issue on Chrome. It's the same on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried to clear cookies, ...
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Youtube Videos won't play on Firefox

Some videos on Youtube refuse to play for me on Firefox - the page loads fine, but the video just has the circular loading graphic indefinitely spinning around. These very same videos always play ...
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The browser extension Distill Web Monitor times out when used on Google with Javascript disabled

I use the browser extension Distill Web Monitor in Firefox to keep track of a few Google searches that most of the time doesn't return any results (something like site:something.com keyword last 24 ...
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How to resolve the library catalog error: "Request data is missing. Please try again."

(The Toronto Public Library, like various other libraries, uses a library software suite named SirsiDynix Symphony. This software suite includes various modules, including an online catalogue.) I was ...
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When trying to access Google Docs from Android Firefox, I am stuck on "About" page

I was trying to log in to Google Docs from my phone. I am using Firefox on the phone. When I enter the address docs.google.com I am redirected to google.com/docs/about, which looks like this: The Go ...
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Can't log in to Google on desktop, despite verified-as-correct email/password

I have a Windows 11 laptop with Firefox installed as my primary web browser, and Brave as backup. I logged into a company Google account on my Android 12 phone, adding it as a Google Account under the ...
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WhatsApp web app shows with the wrong language

I've been facing this issue for the last 9 months or so, where WhatsApp web app would show in Arabic instead of English, which is the preferred language in my browser settings (Firefox). I should ...
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How do I get rid of this, hopefully forever?

OS - Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 browser - Firefox I am unsure which company created the small overlay window & I've asked Microsoft, Firefox & Bing about this, never got an answer from them. When ...
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Posted pictures are flipped upside down?

I'm trying to use Instagram from Firefox or Chrome on Ubuntu, but pictures I post are sometimes flipped upside down, with no option to flip them back. What is going on here?
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Instgram website - empty feed

When I login to Instagram website on PC (not over smartphone or the app) I get an empty feed. That problem occurs only one of my three accounts. The feed site is empty and white. I can open my profile ...
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How to get a graph of Monero v USD from a Google search?

Some search terms result in a chart for cryptocurrency to fiat: but all too often such a search returns just current data: is there a technique or way of telling Google to include a chart? The same ...
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Outlook Email Message Access Failure after new Third Party Popup

Since yesterday, after I log in to Outlook online, a popup appears. It starts: "We and various third parties process data to: store and/or access information..." (The text is like an image ...
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Possible to set up gmail POP3 so firefox can download only email in a certain period?

Is there a way to set up gmail POP3 server so firefox can download email in a certain period, e.g. Sep. 1st - Sep. 30th, 2021? It seems I had messed up my POP3 settings and email in a certain period ...
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Why Facebook asks me to login?

I don't have a Facebook account, but I sometimes just browse some publicly available fan pages on Facebook. It was always possible without having to log in. However, for maybe two days, when I try to ...
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Turn off animated gifs in Gmail

I don't like to be marketed at. Increasingly, my Gmail emails have increasingly obnoxious gifs playing, marketing at me. I would like turn off gifs playing, preferably only in Gmail. If there is a ...
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Need a "keyboard shortcut" to change selected text's "text color" in Gmail replies

I use the Gmail web interface, in Firefox, for all my email needs. I frequently change the color of text that I quoted from the Sender in my Gmail replies. Example: Hi, You wrote, ". . . a;...
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Why does cmd-click on a link not open a new tab in Gmail (Firefox/Mac)?

Why does cmd-click (tap on the trackpad) on a link not open a new tab in Gmail? It used to work 10 years ago or so but hasn't been working for maybe 5 years. Ctrl-click and selecting a "Open link ...
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Gmail in Firefox: German keyboard shortcut for indenting a list

This question is about Gmail's keyboard shortcuts with a German keyboard layout. In Chrome, I can use Ctrl + ß/´ (the two keys next to Backspace) to reduce/increase the indent of a numbered or ...
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Add Google Scholar as a Firefox search engine?

Is there a way to add Google Scholar as a search engine for Firefox? Couldn't find a good Firefox add-on for that.
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How to recover my Jira project after I lose log-in

My Ubuntu failed so I had to reinstall and I lost all my Firefox bookmarks, passwords in the process. It's my fault and I should stop depending on major software companies to watch my back I guess. I ...
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How to highlight specific languages in Google Translate?

I often translate between 5 languages in Google Translate. Is there any way to highlight those specific languages in the language selector dialogue? I'm not against using a Firefox-specific extension ...
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Google docs produces a pop up when copying and pasting nearly every time

When I copy and paste into google docs it almost always (3 times out of 4) produces the following box even when I use the keyboard shortcuts (on firefox). Is there any way to permanently tell it to ...
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How can you add clickable text hyperlinks in youtube comments?

My question is how can i add clickable text hyperlinks and by that i mean : <a href="https://example.com">example</a> BUT in YouTube comments, I know it is possible because of a ...
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How can I filter out stackoverrun.com using Google (Or Firefox if not)?

I usually search on Google for Stack Overflow answers and there are a lot of "fake" pages that I want to filter, like stackoverrun.com and so on.... I really hate them. There is any way to ...
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SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG misery and confusion

Hope this is the right StackExchange Q&A place... I am trying to configure a VPS at Hostinger ... I am beginning to suspect it is too difficult for me and I may have to switch to a simpler "...
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Firefox's about:config on Android for setting pdf application

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/06/aboutconfig-is-blocked-in-firefox-preview-stable-and-beta/ writes that about:config is inhibited in new Android Firefoxes and indeed I experience this. How can I then ...
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Duolingo home screen is covered by a grey modal background, disabling the page from responding to clicks

I came across this problem on a Mac on Chrome, but I see reports of it on other platforms. I'm self-answering with a workaround here because Duolingo's comments section was too restrictive.
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How do web ad's collect revenue? By page rendering or by clicking?

Many sites ask for disabling AdBlock to continue using the site and I've obliged to the request if it's absolutely must. However, even if I disable the AdBlock, I never click the ads (hide them if ...
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How to show thumbnails of images stored on Google Drive on Google Sheets?

I have a Google spreadsheet that contains hyperlinks to files stored on my Google Drive using a HYPERLINK formula. Opening the spreadsheet and hovering the cursor over the link when logged in my ...
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Make Google search results link directly to linked page

Google search results usually link to google.com/url with a bunch of gibberish. How can I make them link directly to the result? I'd like a solution that works for both Chrome and Firefox
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Why am I not seeing voice typing option in Google Docs?

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10. I am asked to prepare a document on Google Docs and they are suggesting using voice typing from "Tools" menu of Google Docs, but I can't find such ...
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Blacklisting for Adblocker

I am using Adblock Plus on Firefox on Ubuntu. I would like to only block some major pages like YouTube (maybe up to 4 websites). For all other sites, I would like to turn it off by default. Its a big ...
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Did Gmail's Google Voice Integration Recently Cause a Regression in Firefox?

Up until this week, I was able to share my microphone in Firefox to facilitate Google Voice calls via Gmail. I run Kubuntu 19.10 and Firefox 73. My question at AskUbuntu (addressing the client-side ...
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Firefox Add-on for Android

Firefox browser supports add-ons even on Android version. How to develop and distribute Firefox add-on for Android?
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Why does Ome.TV just show a large grey "!" inside a triangle of the same color instead of working?

I'm trying to use this "random video chat" service which I found today after seeing somebody else use it on a live stream: https://ome.tv/ However, even though the website loads, and it appears to ...
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Disable Wikipedia's link preview when not logged in

I'd like to disable Wikipedia's article previews that are shown when hovering over a link: I know I can disable those when being logged in but most of the time I'm using Wikipedia without being ...
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How to open Google docs in new tab in Firefox

When I click a Gdrive item in Firefox it always opens in the current tab. How do I get it to open in another tab. When I click on any other URL it opens in a new tab why not Google docs? In Chrome ...
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QR code for Android messages not loading in Firefox

When I visit Google web messages (messages.google.com/web) in Firefox, the QR code does not load (see image below). I have tried the following: opening Firefox in safe-mode disabling AdBlocker and ...
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Internet Explorer equivalent of Firefox "privacy.file_unique_origin"

Sadly I can't find anything how I could solve the problem in the internet, so I ask here (And I hope I am in the correct stackexchange sub): Where can I find the equivalent of Firefox "privacy....
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How to auto-scroll a webpage as elements are added above? [closed]

I am often on a webpage, and am about to click a link when the page simultaneously adds an element that it had been waiting to asynchronously receive from the server. The element that I was about to ...
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Google search - translate links over actual links

I'm using Firefox on Arch Linux, and the Google results are looking weird, with some text over the title to the pages' links: The offending text is a link to Google's translated version of the page. ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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Google Drive files opening in new window vs new tab?

This might be a duplicate of How to open Google Drive files in new window but that question is 5 years old and unanswered. When I'm in drive.google.com and I open a G Suite file (either double-click ...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox - QR Code not loading

When I open web.whatsapp.com in Firefox (67.0.4, Win10) the QR code is not loaded. At the same time it does work in Chrome. What I tried: Reload Clearing the cache switch off add blocker about:...
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Why doesn't Skype want to acknowledge working in Firefox? [closed]

Skype has a web interface at web.skype.com that implements both voip and video calls, alongside chatting, and it all works well. Officially, it claims to work only in Google Chrome and Edge. Tech-...
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Can't get Penn Foster to work on anything but Chrome, want to use on Firefox

I want it to work on Firefox or even CHROMIUM, but whenever I try to read an article for school, it refreshes over and over until it logs me out. It shows me the article in between refreshes. Is there ...
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Why I can open Reddit in Chrome but not in Firefox?

Instead, I got this: Basically, Firefox complains that Reddit has a certificate for firstmedia.com firstmedia.com is my ISP. In Indonesia, ISP is required to block bad sites and Reddit is one of the ...
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How to know how many times i have visited a website?

I use google to make research online. I dont want to collect data from the same websiye twice so i want google to tell me if it is the first time i am visiting the website or not.
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Can I automatically sign out of Google on browser close, but keep my cookies?

I'm paranoid enough that I'd like to use two-factor authentication for my Google account and automatically sign out of Google on browser close. But I'm not paranoid enough to use two-factor ...
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Black and White Emojis Showing up on Outlook Website

I have a client I am working with who has the Windows 7 black and white emojis showing up instead of the colour emojis you'd normally expect to display. The client has no problem in Gmail using the ...