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How to manually remove several bookmarks that show up in search and can not be deleted

I have several bookmarks in Firefox that return in search, are shown as starred, but do not exists. I deleted ALL bookmarks, an these bookmarks still appear in search. They are dead links as well. How ...
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Generating cert_override file manually for Firefox

I am currently using a self-signed certificate that I don't have the option of re-generating, and every time I install our software on a target machine, the first time Firefox is opened to our ...
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Why is firefox complaining that it can't open my profile?

I'm trying to get Firefox working with multiple profiles (under Fedora 33). This isn't a new configuration; I've had this all working successfully in the past, but suddenly Firefox seems unhappy. If I ...
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Keep search engine in firefox with shared profile

I have a dual-boot with Windows and Linux Mint. I use a shared profile for Firefox as described here: https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Mozilla_plattform%C3%BCbergreifend_nutzen/ The most works fine, but ...
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Starting Firefox with a specified profile, crashes when browser tried to access microphone or camera

Sorry this is probably a very niche bug. I created two different applications to launch Firefox with different profiles and have them use different icons for easy app switching. I followed the steps ...
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What happens to deleted Firefox profile files?

When removing a Firefox profile (from the about:profiles page), the user is given an option to remove without deleting the files, or remove and delete the files. If the user chooses to delete them, ...
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Firefox “send tab” across different profiles?

I would like to keep my work profile and private profile on Firefox mostly separate (bookmarks, stored logins, browsing history), but still be able to send tabs between devices. Is such a thing ...
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Passwords won't transfer between two different Firefox installation

I've set two different profiles for my old Firefox v.54 and the new one v.77 so that I can have both on my windows. (If you ask why, so many excellent extensions are not working in newer versions). I ...
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How to clear cache from multiple Firefox profiles?

I am managing a system with 200+ Firefox profiles, each of which has its own folder with cookies, cache, etc. The cache files for each profile consume around 1GB and the system's hard drive is ...
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Prevent Firefox from purging open tabs/ windows on updates

Normally, when you close Firefox with a bunch of opened tabs, they get stored in a file called previous.jsonlz4 and are restored the next you open Firefox. However, over the last couple of months, I ...
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How to open an html file in a given firefox profile?

I have installed multiple browsers. Firefox has multiple profiles. When I have an HTML file, if I select it and hit enter, the file is always opened in the default profile. Right Click and "open with" ...
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How can I determine the add-on that's causing this sketchy pop-up I'm seeing in Firefox on MacOS?

How can I determine the extension that's causing this sketchy pop-up I'm seeing in Firefox? I've determined: The pop-up appears reliably immediately after Firefox starts with this profile. It still ...
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How to reduce website bandwidth usage on Firefox PC using 4G/LTE

In Firefox 73+, how to reduce bandwidth usage? Some websites take up to 5Mb of bandwidth just to load the main page. I'm already using uMatrix and uBlock Origin addons.
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Disable Drag and Drop tabs in FIREFOX

1) Is there a way to disable drag and drop of tabs in firefox and only enable it when I drag tabs while holding the control button? 2) A way to undo the last drag and drop using a keyboard shortcut? ...
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How to import extremely old profiles into the latest version of Firefox?

I recently upgraded one of my Firefox installs from version 32 to 72.0.1 due to the recent critical exploit (see https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/01/09/us-government-confirms-critical-...
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Shared Firefox Profile (Win10 & Linux) - Browser startup issue after switching OS

I'm using a Notebook with Dual-Boot-OS, using Windows 10 and MX Linux (Debian based). I've created a single Firefox profile folder that is used and shared on both systems (Firefox 71.0): the profile ...
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Firefox has two default profiles: “default-release” and “default”, which one should I choose?

And most importantly: why tech people can't avoid making things confusing? Guess what, "default" is not my default profile. That would be "default-release". Can I delete "default"? What's the reason ...
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Why is an extra, manual page load always required in Firefox for Greasemonkey/uBlock Origin to kick in?

I have some shortcuts to open Firefox, like this: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p "Twitch profile" --no-remote "https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/somegame" When I run that ...
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How can I contact Firefox support without my login credentials? My login is not working and their Twitter account has not been useful

I was forced to refresh Windows 10, upon trying to login Firefox I found out that I have the password but I don't have the security or recovery code. Both of my email addresses are configured in ...
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Firefox Setup: how to use existing profile

In order to prepare a classroom for training, I run a Windows batch file which, among other things, runs the Firefox Setup application. There is an existing profile folder which has everything the ...
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How can I import my Firefox 60.x profile data into Firefox 68?

My Linux distribution recently upgraded my Firefox version from 60.8 ESR to 68.0.2 . That's fine, I guess, but - it turns out FF 68 will not use my existing FF profile! How can I either import my old ...
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How do I reset the Window size and Placement of Firefox?

I would like to reset the size and placement of Firefox, but I do not want to run a full Refresh of my settings. You can no longer just run window.resizeTo in newer versions of Firefox to just ...
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Firefox Nightly does not start due to my mistake

I using Firefox Nightly. I mistaked that start it during updating. Now, when I start Firefox Nightly, something a window show just a moment then it close immediately. I tried reset profile from ...
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Passwords From Firefox on Linux

I have all my data in directory, have access to logins.json and the rest of the files from previous linux installation. I'm still on linux. Basic question, how to get to firefox passwords? I can't use ...
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Is it safe to drop part of mozilla profile from the backup?

I have the problem, that my backup is flooded by mozilla's firefox' profiles. I have only one user with multiple profiles. The thing is that firefox saves various data in sqlite files etc that just ...
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How to set duckduckgo as default search engine using user.js?

I'm trying to set default search engine using user.js, but I have troubles finding way to do it. What firefox option in about:config manages this thing?
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Why can’t I see a forward arrow in Firefox 56’s address bar?

This is a screencap from my Firefox 56: The browser itself works, except for one issue: The forward arrow doesn't seem to appear, unless this is a new behavior to Firefox 56 I'm not aware of? I'm on ...
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Ebay doesn't work with tree style tab & imagus in Firefox

There are couple of things, both happened at the same time so I think they're related, ebays favicon stopped displaying in Tree Style Tab and imagus stopped working on ebay. Icon shows normally in ...
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How can I Refresh Firefox without losing my extensions and preferences?

For the last few weeks, I've been noticing the speed of my web browsing grinding to a halt, and have good reason to suspect Firefox is the culprit of this. This is despite being on the Release (i.e. ...
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Does Firefox 57+ use extensions.* prefs for individual extensions anymore?

Previous to Firefox 57, extensions stored prefs in extensions.* within prefs.js. With WebExtensions, do extensions ever store their prefs within prefs.js? (My limited testing suggests they do not.)
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Firefox bookmark recover

So I completely reformatted my pc and reinstalled windows 10 and forgot to backup my profile. I do not have a winows.old because I formatted. Is there anyway to recover this or am I completely screwed?...
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How to create a relative path pointing to the “xxxxxxxx.default” profile in the Firefox Profiles folder?

I created a bat file pointing to my Firefox default profile %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\4aucnox9.default but I really would like to make it usable also for every xxxxxxxx.default profile in ...
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How to change Firefox “open a new tab button” background color?

i am using firefox developer edition. i want to change background color and text color of open a new tab button. i couldn't manage how to.
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How to restore a backed-up profile on a new installation?

My company made us all downgrade our laptops from Windows 7 to Windows 10. On my computer, I had to go through a full, clean installation, so I lost all my saved data (whatever was not copied to the "...
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How do I view the sync log for Firefox?

The page about:sync-log shows: Index of file:///home/thufir/.mozilla/firefox/t0nel3vb.default/weave/logs/ How do I get more detail? That directory is empty. Can I receive these logs by e-mail ...
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Stop Firefox starting with two tab open

I've been all over the mozilla documentation trying to find out which command line arguments or userpreferences will prevent firefox from starting with two tabs open and also stop asking would I like ...
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User Style Sheets in Firefox

I would like to adjust the styling of websites on a specific domain in Firefox, but the instructions I found here are maybe out of date? At least they don't seem to be working for me. I have followed ...
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How can I use two firefox profiles?

I am using Windows 10 and want to use one installation of Firefox with two different profiles for the same logged in Windows user. How can I set this up, so that I may easily launch both profiles?
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Firefox reinstalls and enables synchronized addons that I have removed

I want to remove some themes while keeping addons synchronized, because I don't want to have to reinstall them all (the ones I want to keep). But after I remove these themes that I don't want anymore,...
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Firefox: why is the Awesome Bar forgetting my web history?

I've been a very happy user of the Awesome Bar in Firefox. Basically it used to let me find any webpage if I remembered its title (even if I didn't remember the URL). I was always able to find any ...
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Create multiple profiles for Firefox Portable on Windows 10

I am using a Firefox Portable version, and I am wondering how can I create multiple profiles? I used pathToFirefoxPortable.exe -CreateProfile profile, which starts Firefox, but I don't think it ...
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Is there a way to get different profiles to show up as different program groups in Firefox for Windows?

I've setup some Firefox Profiles and I'm running more than one of them at the same time. Unfortunately, despite being separate processes, they all run together into the same group of tasks at the ...
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Can you run more than one Firefox profile instance at the same time? [duplicate]

I was thinking it would be a good idea to run administrative functions in a browser that isn't in the same firefox profile as the one I use for regular browsing. Is it possible to run more than one ...
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How do I make it obvious which Firefox Profile is being used?

There are security advantages to opening potentially sensitive sites in a separate Firefox profile from a normal one. Is there any way of clearly indicating to a user which Firefox windows are ...
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Lock Firefox Settings and Changes / Addons and about:

I would like to lock my Firefox. The quest is: don't let anyone or anything change something on my Firefox. I would like to block any changes (add-ons, settings, prefs). I created: as.js with: ...
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Quickly create a new Firefox profile and load Firefox with it

I want to be able to quickly create (and delete) Firefox profiles for testing purposes in Win 7 SP1. To do this, I created a batch file with the single line: firefox.exe -CreateProfile test &&...
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firefox user profile missing

On firing up firefox, I get an error as Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible I had moved my /home to a different partition and didn't backup my ~/.mozilla. So ...
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“Close Firefox” error on opening a link

I'm running Windows 10 with Firefox 40.0.3 as my default browser. I'm running multiple Firefox profiles simultaneously, one for development and one for browsing. One of the profiles is set as default. ...
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Reset profile settings while keeping history, bookmarks, cookies, etc [duplicate]

After updating Firefox to 40.0, the default profile fails to render any windows (including the menu bar and the rest of the GUI). However, I can navigate to any page, and copy page contents via the ...
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Launch 10 Firefox profile windows simultaneously?

I would like to open 10 Firefox profile windows simultaneously on Ubuntu desktop. I know how to do this on Windows but the application doesn't exist on Ubuntu. I have tried Profile Manager in Terminal ...