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Why isn't DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Searx, etc. Default search engine?

Hello SUMO Team! I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manua… (read more)

Hello SUMO Team!

  I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manually add Startpage and others... 

 It just hurts me how a privacy browser has the Google search engine as default after all, most people come to Firefox for privacy and Google is the opposite. Maybe one of the developers can change that?

Thank you so much for trying to help me and Stay Safe!

Asked by Tommy 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover.… (read more)

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover. and attached pictures of my profile.

Asked by hsamadzadeh 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click firefox 77

Hello I would like how to disable bar from enlarging .I see this do not works in firefox 77.After I update to 77 the Enlatging bar back. browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocu… (read more)

Hello I would like how to disable bar from enlarging .I see this do not works in firefox 77.After I update to 77 the Enlatging bar back.


   browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
   browser.urlbar.update1

Asked by iikolor 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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outlook.office.com

When I try to read my mail on Microsoft 360, on Outlook, it opens. When I click on a message, it will show up in the preview pain but when the popup open's the email, no… (read more)

When I try to read my mail on Microsoft 360, on Outlook, it opens. When I click on a message, it will show up in the preview pain but when the popup open's the email, nothing shows. If I use another browser (IE) it works fine.

Asked by Tom VanderPutten 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Removing Ad block from particular website.

To access a free website that relies on advertising I need to remove Ad Block but was unaware that this was automatically activated. Was this part of the latest upgrade a… (read more)

To access a free website that relies on advertising I need to remove Ad Block but was unaware that this was automatically activated. Was this part of the latest upgrade as have only just started to receive this message when trying to access website.

Asked by Asthill226 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Is it possible to style the built in pdf.js viewer using CSS/modify in general?

A lot of firefox is customizable via userchrome or extensions, however one thing that does not seem to be is the default PDF.js viewer. I would like to continue using it;… (read more)

A lot of firefox is customizable via userchrome or extensions, however one thing that does not seem to be is the default PDF.js viewer. I would like to continue using it; however, I would like to change the styling on it (specifically I want to change how page breaks are rendered, which I already have the CSS for). Extensions obviously will not work as it is an internal file, userChrome doesn't work (I tried it), and I can't seem to find where the viewer is actually located on my PC (Search Everything brings nothing relevant up for pdfjs, pdf.js, or viewer.html.) Is there any way that I can modify the inbuilt PDF viewer?


PS this is probably unimportant but I noticed that https://mozilla.github.io/pdf.js/web/viewer.html has slightly different CSS from the built in version .

Asked by ev3commander 4 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

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getting a error: "There was an error parsing the JSON document. The document may not be well-formed."

I tried to log on AWS web console and I get the following error: There was an error parsing the JSON document. The document may not be well-formed. unexpected character a… (read more)

I tried to log on AWS web console and I get the following error:

There was an error parsing the JSON document. The document may not be well-formed. unexpected character at line 1 column 1 In the inspector there is an error message: "Content Security Policy: The page’s settings observed the loading of a resource at inline (“default-src”). A CSP report is being sent." Everything works in chrome and edge

Asked by djdougan 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox 77 opens to newtab page instead of homepage

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that eve… (read more)

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that every time. I have cleared the cache and it will work once or twice only then back to the newtab page.

Asked by densyl93 4 months ago

Answered by densyl93 4 months ago

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Specific website won't open in Firefox but will open in other browsers.

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website… (read more)

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website.

I've tried going directly to specific pages on the site. I've exited and restarted Firefox. I've restarted my laptop. I can't find any setting where I might have accidentally blocked the page.

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10. Laptop only 4 months old.

What am I missing?

Thank you.

Asked by khveraacker 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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URL bar background color Change CSS????

I tried all these below and none work urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {background: black !important;} urlbar[breakout]{background: black !important;} urlbar{backgro… (read more)

I tried all these below and none work


  1. urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {background: black !important;}
  1. urlbar[breakout]{background: black !important;}
  1. urlbar{background: black !important;}

.urlbar{background: black !important;}

.urlbarview{background: black !important;}

root {--mbarstyler-match-background-color: black; /* [0.0,0.05,0.1] */ }
root {--mbarstyler-match-background: black; /* [0.0,0.05,0.1] */ }
  1. urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background { color: black !important; }


/* Megabar background */

.urlbarView.megabar{

background-color: black !important;

}

Asked by carbonfiber248 4 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

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I cant turn off "Try Searching For" drop down on Google home page.

I use Google Home page. Recently, some stupid "Try Searching For" drop down box opens every time I go to Search bar!! I've clicked off everything I can find in indexes. H… (read more)

I use Google Home page. Recently, some stupid "Try Searching For" drop down box opens every time I go to Search bar!! I've clicked off everything I can find in indexes. How do I get rid of this nuisance 'help'.

Asked by gETo 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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I can not remove websites from Browser dropdown menu

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own. I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the d… (read more)

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own.

I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the drop down menu for months. I have tried all the standard, 'highlight and delete' options on YOUTUBE and right here.

I must be asking the wrong questions, because the answers I am finding do not clear the items from Foxfire's drop down menu. None of the prescribed techniques cleared the sites from Foxfire's drop down menu.. Hard to understand what I am missing but my browser' is clearly NOT responding the way explained in answers I have found.

Example: There is a Search with Amazon.com site listed. I have NEVER used and it will not be cleared. No Matter what. Top item on FoxFire's drop down menu.

In desperation, I just tried clearing "all browsing history" 'and the annoying drop down sites are still there. 'In fact, now there are additional annoying sites from Facebook (have not been in 10 years) and twitter (I have Never been on twiter).

What is wrong with this browser ?

Can anyone help ? Please.

Asked by Bulltwinkle 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Can't get rid of "Download the new Microsoft Edge" banner that keeps popping up in Firefox

How do I get rid of the "Download the new Microsoft Edge" banner that keeps popping up in Firefox? I have checked for solutions on the web and have already gone into Wind… (read more)

How do I get rid of the "Download the new Microsoft Edge" banner that keeps popping up in Firefox? I have checked for solutions on the web and have already gone into Windows 10 settings and disabled the "Get notifications from apps" option, and unchecked the "Get tips, tricks and suggestions" box. That doesn’t help at all.

I am using Firefox 77.0.1 with Windows 10 Home, Version 1903. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1650

Asked by PingoRay 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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FF Browser won't reflect changes made in html file

I am running a web site and just ran into a very disturbing problem. My code won't refresh in firefox browser, but do refresh in Google Chrome. The thing is, I have add… (read more)

I am running a web site and just ran into a very disturbing problem. My code won't refresh in firefox browser, but do refresh in Google Chrome.

The thing is, I have added
tags in <body>tag and also added <script>tag in <head> tag.

When I load my page, it still displays the old html. I checked the source file in Chrome and yes, the source file is correct. However, the source file in Firefox still displays the old file(i.e. with no additional divs and script tags). The weird thing is that Network Monitor in Firefox developer tools shows status 200 for the html file, and headers in the details pane shows old info for "last modified file" in response Headers section.

I know refreshing browse setting, clearing cashes, openning the website with private browsing window, or newly reinstalling firefox browser, would solve the problem, but that is not what I want to know.

The difference between Firefox and Google Chrome:

Google Chrome instantly reflects the revised html file just after uploading a molified html file.

Firefox doesn't do that even if I close all tabs and quit firefox then reopen firefox and visit the webpage and repeat this processes multiple times.

My question is, how can I make it refresh the latest html file in users Firefox browsers, without asking users to refresh browser settings. I mean, how can I modify html code, htaccess code or anything to solve that issue?

Any ideas?


Firefox version 77.0.1(64bit)

Asked by deprog.m.test 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Mozilla FTP Access via FileZilla is not working...

with the planed removal of FTP support from Firefox I am at my wits END... I cannot seem to get FileZilla to connect to ftp.mozilla.org what connection type should I sele… (read more)

with the planed removal of FTP support from Firefox I am at my wits END... I cannot seem to get FileZilla to connect to ftp.mozilla.org what connection type should I select and WHAT port number am I suppose to be using? anonymous login is fine right?

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox won't open my homepage on startup

When I start Firefox, it will not open to my homepage (yahoo.com). If I click on the HOME ICON it will open. This issue is recently occurred. … (read more)

When I start Firefox, it will not open to my homepage (yahoo.com). If I click on the HOME ICON it will open. This issue is recently occurred.

Asked by sraxter 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

Expanding Address Bar

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer app… (read more)

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer appears to be possible. Why do Mozilla insist on user no longer having that option. I seem no longer to be able to use Firefox. It seems to be the domain of the computer-tech savvy and not a browser for ordinary jerks like me who don't understand a word of the jargon and have difficulty following what seem to be simple tasks to other users. All I want to do is stop that irritating expanding address bar but it seems like I have to become a fully skilled coder just to be able to get into a regular-joe website. It's not what I signed up for. Help? Anybody...?

Asked by mckendrick 4 months ago

Last reply by plasmafire 4 months ago

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pdf file opens differently

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this… (read more)

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this behavior was different. The PDF file became a little icon in the bottom left of my screen, and when I clicked that it opened the pdf in a browser tab. Today this is gone and it is back to its old way. I prefer the tab. Do you know why this happened or how to get that back?

Asked by netmouser 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Finding screenshot tool

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the … (read more)

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the Screenshots tool. The Firefox Screenshots help page says

"To use Firefox Screenshots, click on the Page actions menu in the address bar and select  Take a Screenshot from the drop-down."

There isn't any "Page actions" menu: not in the address bar itself, not in the dropdown menu for Firefox, File, View, History (of course), Bookmarks (ditto), Tools, Window, or Help. So how do I access the Screenshots tool?

Asked by markamandel 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago