Active questions tagged firefox - Super User most recent 30 from 2019-02-23T18:46:52Z 0 How to hide firefox bookmarks by default when in a new tab Devin Ersoy 2019-02-23T17:45:52Z 2019-02-23T17:45:52Z <p>In google chrome, I am able to hide the toolbar when on any tab except the new tab by the ctrl-shift-b command. How may I have the same functionality in firefox? I want my bookmarks to show in the firefox new tab, and I want it to hide automatically when in any other tab, until I do ctrl-shift-b.</p> 0 How do I get Firefox to sort my search results into web, images, and video? Don 2019-02-23T12:32:15Z 2019-02-23T17:10:19Z <p>When I use Firefox at work, my search results return sorted into web, images and video. This does not happen on my home browser. How do I get Firefox to do this at home as well?</p> 1 How to copy source of web-pages with absolute URL in source instead of relative paths? Саша Черных 2016-11-15T05:03:07Z 2019-02-22T20:21:28Z <h2>Summary</h2> <p>How I can to copy source of web page with absolute URL in source instead of relative paths? Preferable — Firefox, but any others solutions would be nice too.</p> <hr> <hr> <h2>Examples</h2> <p>Page: <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a></strong><br> Source of page: <code>view-source:</code></p> <p><strong>Actual behavior</strong></p> <pre class="lang-html prettyprint-override"><code>&lt;script type="text/javascript" src="planetarium/jquery.planetarium.js"&gt;&lt;/script&gt; &lt;link href='planetarium/planetarium.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'&gt; &lt;link rel="stylesheet" href="../css/demo.css"&gt; &lt;script src=".."&gt;&lt;/script&gt; </code></pre> <p><strong>Expected behavior</strong></p> <pre class="lang-html prettyprint-override"><code>&lt;script type="text/javascript" src=""&gt;&lt;/script&gt; &lt;link href='' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'&gt; &lt;link rel="stylesheet" href=""&gt; &lt;script src="http://www.thepetedesign.com"&gt;&lt;/script&gt; </code></pre> <hr> <hr> <h2>Justification</h2> <p>If I view source of pages, I usually want edit and preview code of page in my text editor or in <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><strong></strong></a> site, but I need every time change relative paths to full URL. It takes a lot of time.</p> <hr> <hr> <h2>Do not offer</h2> <p>I want to show result for others users, not only for me. Therefore, please, do not offer:</p> <ol> <li>Firefox <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><strong>Web Console</strong></a> or <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><strong>Firebug</strong></a>. I can not show my editing in Web Console/Firebug results for others users.</li> <li>Saving web pages. If I save web pages, js/css files was saved in my computer and relative links convert to links of my computer. I can not to show my local files for others users.</li> </ol> <p>But if is it possible save web page with convert relative links to absolute URL's, it would be nice solution.</p> <hr> <hr> <h2>Not helped</h2> <ol> <li>I search Firefox addons, for example, by keyword <a href=";appver=49.0&amp;platform=windows" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><strong>view source</strong></a>, I download addons, for example, <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><strong>View Source</strong></a>, but I not find addon with needed function.</li> <li>I find <a href=""><strong>bookmarklet</strong></a>. This is the best solution that I could find, but <a href=""><strong>not all links to convert correct</strong></a> and now this bookmarklet <a href=""><strong>not supported</strong></a>.</li> </ol> 1 Windows Authentication in Firefox David R. 2012-04-12T18:00:26Z 2019-02-22T18:45:18Z <p>I am trying to setup Firefox for Automatic Windows Authentication in Firefox 11 on my local Windows computer (Workgroup, not part of a Domain). I have edited the network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris setting to include "<a href="http://localhost/reports" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://localhost/reports</a>" and I have also tried the expanded address "<a href="http://localhost:80/reports/Pages/Folder.aspx" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://localhost:80/reports/Pages/Folder.aspx</a>" but neither works. I am still getting the pop-up asking for me to login.</p> <p>Does anyone know how to fix this?</p> 5 Keyboard shortcut to quickly jump to the URL address field in Firefox James Burton 2009-12-15T22:41:27Z 2019-02-22T11:43:57Z <p>In Firefox I very often want to quickly enter a new URL in the address field. Therefore it would be very nice to be able to quickly jump to the URL address field with a keyboard shortcut! Today I must move my mouse and place the cursor in that field and also ensure that the current address is selected so I can overwrite it when entering the new URL. Very annoying!</p> <p>I'm sure I'm not the first one to have this need so there is probably a shortcut or an extension that does this already, but I cannot find that information!</p> 0 How can I identify the XPI file for a Firefox extension? Braden Dodge 2019-02-13T21:50:39Z 2019-02-22T09:24:47Z <p>I am looking for the xpi file for Dashlane in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cjappv0w.default\extensions. It must be one of the ones with a random name, for example: {04a727ec-f366-4f19-84bc-14b41af73e4d}.xpi</p> <p>How can I determine which one of these is the right one?</p> 1 Clean-up specific cache entry in Firefox user2233709 2019-02-21T21:46:48Z 2019-02-21T22:03:24Z <p>There is a website that occasionally stupidly redirects with HTTP Status 301 (“Moved Permanently”) its login page to a “maintenance” page.</p> <p>I tried to visit this page while the redirection was effective, so Firefox cached it. Now, the redirection is not effective anymore, but, when I want to visit the login page, Firefox sees the cached redirection and immediately shows me the “maintenance” page…</p> <p>I checked the <code>about:cache</code> page and could check that the redirection was indeed cached. I hoped there would be a button to remove that cache entry, but did not find it.</p> <p>I know I can clean the whole cached web content, but that sounds overkill.</p> <p>I also know I can use the “forget about this site” feature from the history, but it would also forget the remembered credentials, which is somewhat troublesome.</p> <p>So is there I can purge this specific cache entry?</p> <p>(No need to tell me that the webmaster is a moron who does not understand the difference between temporary and permanent redirects, I know…)</p> 0 Reduce Response Time and number of retries in Firefox user1448393 2019-02-21T13:09:18Z 2019-02-21T13:09:18Z <p>I live in Iran where many important sites are censored, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogspot and etc. Some of websites that are NOT filtered have components (css, js, images, video) that refer to censored sites. When my VPN is turned off my browser (I use Firefox 65) tries to load the censored parts over and over without success, so it takes several minutes to load a simple page. My question is: how can I solve this problem, when I don't have access to VPN?</p> 0 All bookmarks and history lost after using separate profile once Tomáš Zato 2019-02-18T10:50:09Z 2019-02-21T13:07:41Z <p>Yesterday, I ran firefox with <code>firefox -P test_profile</code> to do something on a test profile. What I wanted to do is some automated testing.</p> <p>Today, I launched firefox with the <code>default</code> profile and my own profile is mostly gone:</p> <ul> <li>All history is lost</li> <li>All bookmarks are lost. This is very serious problem for my work!</li> <li>All addons dissapeared, but when I reinstalled them, their data was not lost (eg. tampermonkey scripts are still there after installing tampermonkey).</li> </ul> <p>Layout customization and color scheme is also preserved. But the lost history is way more important. Is there a way to recover it?</p> 1 View feed as XML in Firefox Miserable Variable 2017-02-20T21:12:20Z 2019-02-21T09:28:25Z <p>In Firefox I want to see a <code>&lt;feed&gt;</code> just like a regular XML. I do not want to use view-source (anyway, it does not format it). You know what they look like, but I have pasted screenshots below.</p> <p>The only approach I could find is from a post almost 10 years ago, <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a>, which recommends modifying <code>C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components\FeedConverter.js</code>, but no <code>FeedConverter.js</code> exists any more, neither in <code>Program Files</code> nor in <code>AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles</code>.</p> <p>I need to use Firefox as I am setting up different profiles for different activities.</p> <p>Is there a way to do this?</p> <p><strong>Firefox</strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="Enter image description here"></a></p> <p><strong>Chrome</strong></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="Enter image description here"></a></p> 0 When downloading, if the file already exists then prompt to open that file Peeyush Kushwaha 2019-02-21T05:49:19Z 2019-02-21T09:08:13Z <p>Default behavior of my Firefox is that it downloads the files and automatically renames them.</p> <p>If the file by the name already exists, the prompt would ideally give the options to </p> <ol> <li>Open the existing file, or</li> <li>Proceed with download and rename anyways. Is there an extension or setting which could achieve this?</li> </ol> <p>My mode of use with Firefox is that I open a lot of tabs and then come back to them later. </p> <p>Sometimes I have already downloaded a file in the past and I'd like to get an option to open the existing file instead of downloading a new one. This would save clutter and bandwidth. </p> <p>Though a solution to this shouldn't be OS-dependent, I am using Ubuntu 16.04 if that matters.</p> 34 How to add Separator to Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar? Amirreza Nasiri 2013-08-20T01:46:36Z 2019-02-21T07:22:10Z <p>Google chrome is an Excellent browser but the Bookmarks interface is more difficult than Mozilla Firefox. There is no <code>Separator</code>. It maybe not a big problem for many users, but when they have too many Bookmarks, it'll be a problem to separate them.<br> How can I add Separators to Google Chrome Bookmarks Bar?</p> 0 Which different UI versions exist in Firefox 64 64-bit? (in regard to update options) John 2019-02-20T20:26:15Z 2019-02-21T06:50:53Z <p>My Firefox 64.0 64-bit is running on Windows 7 Home Premium, both set to German language.</p> <p>To find a way to stop the update nag screen I started a question (which might soon get deleted), and the people answering simply seem to have another UI than me!</p> <p><strong>So, which different UI versions do exist in regard to the update options?</strong> (preferably in Firefox 64.0, or if you have <em>the knowledge</em> the really occured changes for younger versions)</p> <p><strong>Specifically</strong> <strong>I have no option to turn of a "Mozilla Maintenace Service" in my UI.</strong> (In fact I'm 99,99% sure there is no such service on my Windows system. Likely I deselected that option when installing it, or I wasn't asked when updating.)</p> <p>Feel free to link to any Mozilla help page for this: At least I only found help pages, whose solutions didn't work or were outdated.</p> <p>I'm already anxious to see especially the answers of those who downvote. :)</p> 0 Error "Something unexpected went wrong with this url" in Outlook music2myear 2019-02-20T19:12:54Z 2019-02-21T04:46:55Z <p>Windows 10, Office 2016:</p> <p>Clicking http links in Outlook I receive the error:</p> <blockquote> <p>Something unexpected went wrong with this url</p> </blockquote> <p>The links do not open in the browser.</p> <p>Additional symptoms are that, after installing an updated version of Waterfox (Firefox variant), there are two entries for Waterfox in the Default Apps Web Browser selector.</p> 0 Raspberry pi 3 B+ Kali linux 2018.4a firefox crashes after 15 seconds Binn 2019-02-01T16:43:16Z 2019-02-21T04:03:37Z <p>I've been using Kali Linux 2018.4a on my raspberry pi for about a month now. At no time in this period was i able to use firefox on kali linux. Whenever it starts it always crashes within 20 seconds. How can I fix this?</p> 2 Middle button (mouse wheel) not working: no new tab, no past of marked text in ubuntu Thorsten Niehues 2017-04-19T09:35:42Z 2019-02-21T01:03:05Z <p><strong>Windows 10</strong></p> <p>When working with Windows I am used to open a new browser (chrome, Firefox) with the middle mouse button. Unfortunately with the Logitech G602 it is no working :(</p> <p><strong>Ubuntu 16.04</strong> </p> <p>In Ubuntu I have the same issue using the Logitech G602 : Mouse wheel does not work as middle button:</p> <ul> <li>Mouse wheel / middle button does not open a new browser tab</li> <li>Mouse wheel / middle button does not paste a text previously marked</li> </ul> <p>To me it looks like a driver or settings issue. <strong>How can I fix it?</strong> (If I remember right I had the same issue under windows as soon as I installed the logitec driver)</p> 1 Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED): Unknown error Musterknabe 2013-11-24T10:11:00Z 2019-02-20T23:00:40Z <p>That's what I'm getting. I have an Internet connection. Most sites load, some don't. There is no scheme like, a specific site doesn't load or it happens at a certain time. A random site at a random time will have this problem and I have to reload the page 100 times before I can visit it. The same happens in Firefox.</p> <p>So far I restarted my router, put the Ethernet cable into another router slot, restarted the PC and reinstalled my browsers. The problem is still there and happening. I have no viruses, at least Malwareantibytes and antivirus software tells me that.</p> <p>I don't really want to reinstall Windows 8. Anyone have an idea what is causing this?</p> -2 How to stop Firefox's new versions from showing the update nag screen? John 2019-02-20T16:25:35Z 2019-02-20T21:12:43Z <p>I have Firefox 64.0 (64-bit) running on Windows 7 Home Premium.</p> <p>I'm totally sick of the update nag screen showing up seemingly once daily or even more often.</p> <p>Even more I'm sick of the FACT that Firefox connects somewhere to the Mozilla website to check for new versions: The Update nag screen info changed to suggesting to update to 65.0 from suggesting to 64.1 before.</p> <p>What I have done so far: I have read MANY webpages about this topic, and I have changed nearly all http:// and https:// addresses in about:config</p> <p><strong>My Question: Is there a way to stop the update nag screen?</strong><br> (<em>Bonus question:</em> Is there a way by modifying Firefox through the UI, through about:config, with notepad++ or with the help of for example winrar to modify the .jar files from stopping Firefox to connect to Mozilla's update servers to check for the newest version.)</p> <p>(If NOT, then Bye-bye Firefox.)</p> <p>And btw, I'm surfing on a small mobile MB-contingent of fast data transfer, so hitting the update button once accidentally could simply either stop me from using the internet probably for up to a month, or COST REAL LIFE MONEY for more MB quota. </p> 0 Why is my Nitro PDF showing question marks instead of letters? Emersion 2019-02-20T13:41:41Z 2019-02-20T14:01:50Z <p>I downloaded some PDFs and opened them in Nitro PDF (version but it shows me question marks instead of letters.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="Question marks in my pdf"></a></p> <p>When I open the same pdf in Mozilla Firefox it shows me letters.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="Letters in my pdf"></a></p> <p>I am not sure how that happens. Are there some add-ons which I should download for Nitro that would fix this issue? I tried to update Nitro but it states that I already have the latest version.</p> 0 How do I search with XPath in Firefox Quantum 65? skia.heliou 2019-02-18T16:07:32Z 2019-02-20T10:46:21Z <p>I used to use FirePath and FireBug for XPath support in Firefox a long time ago, but those tools haven't worked with Firefox for some time. I was disappointed but found that I could still use the find feature in the inspector developer tool to look up elements. Today however (with Quantum 65.0.1, x64), I found it does not work anymore. See the <code>//div</code> search in the find box, highlighted in dark red:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="Firefox doesn&#39;t find divs by XPath"></a></p> <p>I checked the developer tools settings and found nothing related to XPath search. I can still right-click an element and Copy its XPath. Is there anything I can do to search by XPath in Firefox these days? </p> 0 Firefox keeps loading Twitch data when all Twitch tabs are closed user14764 2018-12-29T10:51:26Z 2019-02-20T07:44:18Z <p>I just noticed that something was using up about 500KB/s of (down) internet connection in the background. After checking more in details, I found out that this was used by Firefox, with a connection to, which then switched to Both are Twitch IPs.</p> <p>I don't have a single Twitch tab opened. I don't have a single stream running in any of my Firefox tabs. And yet, somehow, Firefox is loading 500KB/s of Twitch data in the background.</p> <p>Is there a way to disable all background activity in Firefox? Something like: when I close a tab, terminate it fully and immediately, like I've always expected it to behave in the first place? I tried searching but all I found was someone with an AVG issue there <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a></p> <p>Using Fx 64 on Windows 10 x64</p> 7 Error code: ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED user404010 2015-01-02T22:34:48Z 2019-02-19T14:01:35Z <p>I get the error code: <code>ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED</code> whenever I try to go to <a href="" rel="noreferrer"></a> on my computer.</p> <p>So far I have tried:</p> <ul> <li>setting my static DNS server to <code></code> and <code></code>.</li> <li>executing <code>netsh winsock reset</code> on the command prompt then restarting my computer.</li> </ul> <p>I can't access Reddit on any internet browser. </p> 0 Mozilla Firefox Javascript working from console, not from bookmark Kamil Kwiaton 2019-02-15T10:52:30Z 2019-02-19T00:15:29Z <p>I have a problem with JavaScript in Mozilla Firefox. I want to automatically refresh page, so I found this code in another question on this site.<br> <a href="">Automatically reload page in Chrome without plugin</a></p> <pre><code>javascript:document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].innerHTML = "&lt;iframe id=\"testFrame\" src=\""+window.location.toString()+"\" style=\"position: absolute; top:0; left:0; right:0; bottom:0; width:100%; height:100%;\"&gt;&lt;\/iframe&gt;";reloadTimer = setInterval(function(){ document.getElementById("testFrame").src=document.getElementById("testFrame").src },10000) </code></pre> <p>It works perfectly fine when I paste it into the console, but I want it to work from bookmark, and it doesn't. It just show some random number and nothing else.<br> How do I fix this?</p> 1 New Windows Install, some apps have internet, some don't Alan 2019-02-18T14:42:18Z 2019-02-18T14:57:10Z <p>I reinstalled Win10 last week and after spending considerable time getting things installed realized that my VisualStudio Community had only partial internet. When browsing Nuget packages that worked, but when trying to download them it would fail.</p> <p>Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge have internet access, but Chrome doesn't. Slack also doesn't work.</p> <p>Now the fun part. Sometimes it works.... If I restart the computer and launch Chrome, for about 10 seconds it works, then it stops and fails to connect to anything. I have tried using IP addresses without success, so it isn't just a DNS issue. I have checked proxy settings, but that isn't it either.</p> <p>Any ideas other than reinstalling everything again? Someone suggested it could be part of the connection stack the developer used for one application vs another, how can I reinstall that if that is in fact the issue.</p> 9 How to show search result positions on scroll bar in Firefox? I V 2018-02-01T18:53:18Z 2019-02-18T08:48:15Z <p>Chrome shows positions of results from "Find in this page" on the scroll bar (see the orange lines on the scrollbar on the right). How can I enable the same feature in Firefox (58.0.1)? <a href="" rel="noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> 0 Fonts displaying incorrectly in all web browsers (Win 7) user275922 2013-11-21T18:15:56Z 2019-02-18T05:02:30Z <p>I'm running into an odd issue in Windows 7 in which fonts are displaying incorrectly in IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I haven't made any browser specific changes to fonts, and I've tried restoring the default settings both in the browsers and in the Windows Fonts Control Panel. An odd font is displaying and ASCII is being displayed for special characters such as ', &amp;, etc. </p> <p>I can't seem to find any settings in Windows Control Panels or within the browsers themselves to fix this issue. Any suggestions?</p> 0 Firefox not chrome are not dumping to SSLKEYLOGFILE variable on windows10 [closed] suzan ali 2019-02-17T18:11:36Z 2019-02-17T18:11:36Z <p>I am using the SSLKEYLOGFILE for sometime now. it used to work fine. suddenly Firefox started not to generate the sskleylog.log file.</p> <p>however, Chrome is still dumping to SSLKEYLOGFILE variable on windows10</p> <p>I tied both Firefox60ESR and Firefox 65 version.</p> <p>Firefox60ESR was working fine before.</p> <p>Any idea how to solve this</p> 0 Download from Google drive "the page is not redirected properly" [closed] scr165 2019-02-17T05:23:40Z 2019-02-17T15:28:59Z <p>I have tried to download a file from my Google Drive in my Mozilla Firefox but it was showing "<strong>the page is not redirected properly</strong>".</p> <p>My Internet is working fine. The same has displayed in Microsoft Edge also. It is downloading fine in Chrome and Chromium.</p> <p>What is the problem behind this? Is this a kind of bug or what?</p> <p><img src="" alt="screenshot after clicking on download option in Google Drive"></p> 6 What is the difference between Mozilla Firefox Beta and Firefox Developer Edition? RockPaperLizard 2017-09-26T17:38:57Z 2019-02-17T09:41:29Z <p>Currently, the Mozilla Firefox Beta channel and the Developer Edition channel both offer the same version of Firefox.</p> <p>What is the difference between the Beta version and the Developer Edition?</p> <hr> <p><em>Related, but different: <a href="">What is the difference between Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition?</a> (this other question involves the release channel, not the Beta channel)</em></p> -1 OpenSSL Firefox EV Certificates Matthew 2019-02-17T01:46:28Z 2019-02-17T01:46:28Z <p>I was looking around multiple forums and saw other users saying that ya know. You can't roll an EV certificate on any browser unless you build the Firefox (using Firefox here as an example) source with your OID in it. So, let's say I have a company &amp; I want to create an EV certificate that will be used internally on say our staff site. How would I go about compiling the Firefox source to include my CA's OID in there that marks it as EV? I.E. which part of the Firefox code do we need to include our OIDs in? Thanks in advance. ~ Matthew</p>