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Firefox bookmarks location

See here first:

There are two folders which say "Windows.old" & "Windows.old.000".  I found a .json bookmarks file that says "bookmarks-2017-06-27.json" so I can get to this file.

I can use this file, but going back further do you know of how firefox stores bookmarks that have not been backed up (using the menus Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup...)

Since the bookmarks were never backed up in this way either I would like the most recent version before the OS reinstallation and since Firefox remembers all your bookmarks without having to use the above commands then the file must be stored on the hard drive somewhere.
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Lost Firefox bookmarks:

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 and my wife's bookmarks were not backed up and I forgot to do so.  Windows 10 was already on the computer when I reinstalled it and I did a clean install.  Is there anyway to get the .json (firefox bookmarks) file back?
Hi Experts!

A mate of mine brought up something that I thought was a top idea and an option that I wouldn't mind having myself.

On my Windows 10 Pro install, I have five browsers installed - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Avast Safezone Browser.

Is there a way (or plugin) available for a Windows based OS to "not" default to a specific (default) browser, but be asked which browser you want a hyperlink (say in an email) to open in?

I'd find this handy at times. I'm told it's available on Android devices via an app called "Better open with" or similar.

Must be something similar available for us poor Windows users?  :)

Your suggestions, please?

Regards, Andrew
I use the Chrome browser and every few pages or so, the page loads unstyled and requires a refresh for it to load correctly. I've cleared my cookies, cache, you name it. It seems to only be happening with Chrome because I tried using Safari and it was fine, so I know it's not a connection issue. It doesn't have any new updates either. Any ideas as to what else I could do? I prefer to use Chrome over other browsers.

  • Chrome
  • Ethernet (current)
  • Wi-Fi (tried it, still problems)
  • Mac OS
We have our corporate public website hosted on an internal server. We want to use Amazon Route 53, and the Health Checks feature to monitor this website, and automatically redirect visitors to an "under maintenance" page (hosted in an S3 bucket) in the event that the primary site goes down.

I have everything working like this:
- Route53 PRIMARY record: --> [IP Address of internal Web Server]
- Route53 SECONDARY record: --> [ALIAS for S3 bucket] --> S3 Web Redirect for all requests --> (S3 bucket)

This all works great. If the primary goes down, visitors are redirected to

However, the problem is that browsers seem to be caching the redirect and maintenance page, so even once Route53 has switched back to the PRIMARY record, if the visitor tries to go back, they go straight back to the page. Even closing and opening the browser doesn't help. Only manually clearing the browser cache, or switching to a different browser seems to help.

Any idea on how I could change anything to get the 'failback' working better?
I keep running into a very annoying problem with Google Chrome. Every week or two it seems the cache gets corrupted and when I go to view sites they display with no styles applied. My work around is to clear cached images. I'm looking for a more permanent fix, so I don't have to keep working around it. I haven't found anything useful on Google's forums.

I have tried manually removing the cache files in AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache thinking there may be something corrupted in them, but the problem still recurs.

Chrome is up to date. Version 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Has anyone figured out how to stop this annoying bug?

I am trying to connect to the management console of a device on my local network (, and I get the following error (in Chrome):


I then click advanced and select continue, but I get another error :

The connection was reset.  ERR_CONNECTION_RESET

I have cleared the cached, run ccleaner, disabled tls 3.

I also tried the same thing in Firefox with the following error:

Secure Connection Failed
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

Any suggestions on how to fix? I was connecting to in via HTTP and I changed it to https access.

Thanks in advance.
I'm pretty advanced when it comes to Outlook, but I can't seem to get my head around how to achieve this particular task.

The Scenario

- In Outlook, I have a standard PST File containing multiple POP3 email addresses.

- I also have an IMAP connection with Gmail saved in an OST File.  

When I look at my default data file (Outlook.PST) the Calendar shows both my own Calendar entries, as well as those set in my Gmail Calendar. Same goes for when I look at the calendar while looking at my Gmail IMAP account.

The Problem!

The Calendar is obviously syncronizing with IMAP's entries because the GMAIL calendar entries are there, however, the times are all wrong!

What should be a 9:00 am (as confirmed when I look at my Google calendar in Gmail), appears as 7:00 am in my Outlook Calendar. It's the same entry and on the correct date, it's just that the time is wrong. Appointments in my Gmail calendar are often set by a contact in the USA.

I've confirmed the time and zone is set correctly to my location in Gmail, but can't seem to nut out how to get the times to appear correctly in my Gmail Calendar (See Below)

Gmail Calendar
I've googled this problem to death and there are too many conflicting answers.

Some suggestions say you need an app. Some say it can be done but don't explain how its done adequately.

Some say you need a second calendar in Outlook.

Others say you should just use Google's Calendar and not bother, but I …
I am new to Bootstrap and Grid layout.

Here is a link to the website in question:

Look at the attached image to see where I am noticing large gaps between the content depending on the size of the page (indicated by red arrows):

How do I keep the vertical spacing consistent while the column content wraps (during resizing)?
I just got an email notification stating the Xmarks is retiring as of May 1, 2018, and that after this date, no one will have access to their account and that their account will be deleted.

Xmarks Notification
I consider this a huge shame as it's one of my favorite Bookmarks Syncronizing Utilities because it works across all browsers and does the job very well.

So, I'm now looking for an alternative that works just as well.

If you have experience with a similar service, either free or paid, please share it here.

Your recommendations appreciated.

Regards, Andrew
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Links to local files do not work in webbrowser

I'have a problem, I have made a intranet for a client. With links to local files as  *doc, *pdf & jpg.
I have make a link:  <a href="file:///G:/Maintenance/Schade/2018/example.jpg" target="_blank">photo</a>
But the link doesn't work. It seems that firefox and google chrome does not allow this. Does anyone know a solution?

thanks in advance
Hi There,

I have a Windows 2008 Server running a Digital Video Manager software, and Clients running Windows 7 with the DVM Client software.  All machines are in a Workgroup.  The videos can be accessed via either the DVM client software or Internet Explorer.

How can I stop non-Administrator users from viewing the Videos via Internet Explorer and only allow them via the DVM client software?

I have tried Firewall, however, I can't specify users n an outgoing connection rule.
I can't put a rule on the server side as this would not b able to distinguish between the applications running on the client side.
I can't use Parental Controls as Internet [/list]Explorer is not allowed to be blocked!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

The web page at this link has some layout issues:

Label A:  The image is being cut off.  How to fix?

Label B:  The small gap above the horizontal nav menu.  When I scroll down the gap goes away?  Why?  How to fix?

NOTE:  I am making use of z-index and fixed positioning to acheive the "sticky" nav menu and carousel at the top of the page.

Thanks in advance for any help.  : )

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    <title>Utah Kids Foundation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />

    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <!-- <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=1"> -->
    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="sxO8Ti-UaFnGG-lkhRQELpQ2G1iX7ClX6YTJkN-j9zQ" />
    <meta content="A great resource for the parents of special needs children who are looking for caring and support in the state of Utah."
    <meta content="utah kids foundation, special needs utah, utah kids, utah special needs, utah kids resources, special needs, utah medical equipment, medical equipment utah, special needs parents, special needs moms, find parents special needs children, special needs resources utah"

    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

    <link href=",400" 

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Hi I am using latest version of Mozilla firefox. I love this browser but I have noticed recently it started taking high CPU usage for no apparent reason.
I tried opening in safe mode but still same issue.

When I open firefox with only 1 tab which is google. Task manager shows 6 instances of Firefox running consuming CPU and memory each instance. I tried disabling all add ons but still same issue.

I am on Firefox Quantum 59.0.2 ( 64 bit ) and its upto date. I am running windows 10 64 bit OS with 16 GB Ram and SSD.

Anyone know how to fix it ?
what are host entries and why we need to modify them

I am wondering on above link. what are host entries
are they specific to IE only or chrome etc browser as well.

how they are connected with sms on phone or laptop

please advise
How to turn on plugin in Chrome/Firefox/IE using Command Line
microsoft edge browser windows 10

I highlight a phone number (sequential digits) and there WERE choices for open with.

I chose skype

and want to change my choice

but my choice options are now gone
Hi Experts

I am working on a wagtail project(like django-cms) I get this error when I run python3 runserver

code 400, message Bad request syntax 
  You're accessing the development server over HTTPS, but it only supports 

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I had changed SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT=FALSE and tested it still i get this same error. I had disabled cache in chrome.

 I had deactivated chorme caching in registry  by following steps.
Deactivate Chrome Cache in the Registry

Open Registry (Start -> Command -> Regedit)

Search for: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command

Change the part after ...chrom.exe" to this value: –disable-application- cache –media-cache-size=1 –disk-cache-size=1 — "%1"

Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" - disable-application-cache –media-cache-size=1 –disk-cache-size=1 — "%1"

I had also tried disable cache from chrome developer tools network -disable cache.

I had also tried by clearing cache from hsts on chrome.

I had also tried from incognito window on chrome. But still I get the same error

It is an Ubuntu machine on AWS(accessed by putty from windows pc).

I access from outside (windows pc - local pc )through http://54.23x.9x.17:8000 I am not able to resolve this error.

I had tried on some other machine.  I got the following error on console for Linux Ubuntu

it is changing to https instead of http and I got "GET / HTTP/1.1" 301 0 on console window

Please help me in resolving this error.

With Many Thanks, Bharath AK
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I'm looking for way to configure IE, Chrome and Firefox to save bookmarks (if not cookies, history, etc as well) to an alternate location.    In this case, a useras Onedrive folder, which is a local folder.    I'm not looking to export or backup.
A customer brought in a macbook pro laptop and when she attempts to go to her online bank account she gets an error message, "Safari can't open the page "" because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server ""

   she can open any other web page she wants and I went on my computer and went right to the website no problem.  

I reset safari (all boxes checkmarked) but that did no good.

What do I need to do to make it work?
Error with debugging with firefox

This is the code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src=""></script>
  window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
  function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
  gtag('js', new Date());

  gtag('config', 'UA-112384334-1');




Chrome debugging tools show no errors but firefox returns in the console

unreachable code after return statement js:69:1092

Chrome shows no errors.

Any ideas?
Insecure connection warning in Internet Explorer and Chrome. Both are the latest version and we have all of Windows updates installed. IE sometimes allows to proceed through the warning as insecure connection while Chrome does not. IE also displays sometimes information about not being able to find revocation certificate information for that website while Chrome does not do that. Even though both browsers display those insecure connection warnings, the website addresses are https;//. Weirdly, we had this problem in Chrome on Friday, then opened IE to check if that will work and it opened fine without warning. We have BitDefender antivirus installed. The issue occurs on few computers, Windows 7 Pro x64 and Windows 10 Pro x64. All computers are Dell OptiPlex.
google chrome

how can I edit the auto fill

I spelled my username incorrectly and now it is saved
I had this problem with Google Chrome before, but now I have it with Firefox as well:

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 on my laptop, with apache2. This is a development machine so I have numerous php sites defined as virtual hosts. This used to work perfectly on both chrome and firefox. But a couple of weeks (?) ago Chrome refused service, and now Firefox thinks it has to protect me from my own code.  I don't know if the problem is caused by a recent updat of Chrome or Firefox, or if this is caused by an apache update.

Now I can't access any of these virtual hosts anymore. I get some crap message about "Your connection is not secure" and some stuff about HSTS.
The thing is : I don't use https for these sites, and I don't want to use it.  All I'm developing are intranet applications NOT even accessible outside our company network, so I don't need HTTPS, and I couldn't even get certificates if I tried since there is no "official" domainname linked to these sites (they're all .lan, or .dev names)

I wasted a full day on this crap and nothing seems to work. How do I disable HSTS completely on my locally installed apache2 on MY OWN laptop? These sites on my laptop are development versions not accessible outside my laptop, so I don't need this.
Disabling HSTS for any .dev website would also be a solution.

Or alternatively does anyone know of a recent step by step "how to"  on using self-signed certificates that does work? I've tried several today but none of them seem to work…

Web Browsers





Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.