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Firefox Address Bar

Multiple questions, all somewhat related: 1. Why is it when I click into the address bar, I get a drop down with several options: Search with Google, youtube, Facebook, r… (read more)

Multiple questions, all somewhat related: 1. Why is it when I click into the address bar, I get a drop down with several options: Search with Google, youtube, Facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter? (see photo). All I want to do is type in an address and go to another site. I shouldn't be blasted with other options.

2. When I start typing in the address bar, the above options go away (thankfully) but then I get a double-repeat drop down of what I'm typing in the address bar. Is this really necessary....that I get what I've typed listed 3 separate times? What I've actually typed in the address bar, then a 2nd time that says "visit" after it, and then another line with the google symbol with what I've typed (again, see photos). Is this really necessary? Why not just the one line I've typed? The other two are useless and seem to indicate I really need confirmation that what I typed is what I meant.

I've already turned off the "use the address bar for search and navigation" option (see photo).

Basically, I want the navigation bar to be used ONLY for navigation. I've got a search bar in the toolbar for searches.

Tony

Asked by tpholt 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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I have been trapped by a company called Pointofmail.

Pointofmail track emails messages sent in Gmail. They have prevented messages being sent. They do not provide a telephone number to call nor a street address. They have a… (read more)

Pointofmail track emails messages sent in Gmail. They have prevented messages being sent. They do not provide a telephone number to call nor a street address. They have an email address (support@pointofmail.com) but don't respond to anything. The problem arose when I took up a free 30 day trial with their product, after which I did not wish to subscirbe. There is nowhere giving the "no thanks" option. Do you know how I can free myself from Pointofmail when Gmail is used in Firefox? Gmail works OK in other browsers (Thunderbird and Google). Please advise.

Asked by udabkowski 2 weeks ago

Answered by udabkowski 2 weeks ago

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I uninstalled the Adobe Acrobat official extension. how can I reinstall it?

the Adobe Acrobat extension stopped working. So I uninstalled it thinking I could find it on the list of add-ons and then reinstall it. However, apparently that's not the… (read more)

the Adobe Acrobat extension stopped working. So I uninstalled it thinking I could find it on the list of add-ons and then reinstall it. However, apparently that's not the way this works. So I tried installing an upgraded version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, but the extension was not reinstalled in the process. I talked to the Adobe Acrobat help folks and they said that I have to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. I'm very worried about this because I have so many specific settings set up in Firefox and I don't want to lose any of those. Is there another workaround?

Asked by cgreek 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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auto log on

I asm now using Firefox version 79. Prior to this Firefox would open to Xfinity and it would log me in. with V79 it does not log me as it did with other versions in.… (read more)

I asm now using Firefox version 79. Prior to this Firefox would open to Xfinity and it would log me in. with V79 it does not log me as it did with other versions in. Is there a way to configure it to log me in like it used to? Thank you Allen

Asked by allen6 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Content of Walmart Grocery site erased when opens.

Firefox is blocking my Walmart Grocery site. Screen body is blank, all white. Site starts to open, then it is all erased. Only Firefox is doing this and it started r… (read more)

Firefox is blocking my Walmart Grocery site. Screen body is blank, all white. Site starts to open, then it is all erased. Only Firefox is doing this and it started recently. Walmart Grocery is essential to me as I am handicapped and need to order the food on-line. I have no installed extensions. No privacy blockers, so problem is coming from within Firefox recently.

Asked by sfolden 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Firefox just did an update. Now somethings wrong.

I went to use Firefox. A message pops up wanting to know if I want to make Firefox my default browser. I thought I all ready had. ( This problem started after Firefox di… (read more)

I went to use Firefox. A message pops up wanting to know if I want to make Firefox my default browser. I thought I all ready had. ( This problem started after Firefox did an update ). Anyway, I clicked "yes". I am taken to a page on my computer that lists all the Aps I have. Firefox was listed but when I clicked on the Apt nothing happened. I tried again and now Firefox is not even listed. How can I make Firefox my default browser if it is not even listed? I am using Firefox to contact you now. The only thing listed is Google Chrome.

Asked by maryconstancelowery 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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the new firefox is a disaster for me i hate it...

i hate the new firefox i have been a user for many many years but this Oh dear i don´t know what it is for me it´s horrendous . so much so i tried to revert to my old one… (read more)

i hate the new firefox i have been a user for many many years but this Oh dear i don´t know what it is for me it´s horrendous . so much so i tried to revert to my old one that didn´t work i then tried as it says on here use a old silent version that didn´t work till in the end i took it off my machine why can i not get the old Firefox back i don´t know but every time i tried the new one appeared.. can anyone tell me how i can load an old one one without new one interfering PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE..

Asked by Tony 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Re Re Firefox opening a new browser/window

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locale… (read more)

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM

By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locales"? At the bottom of the Troubleshooting Information page, there is a section on that. The one you don't want is, I think the U.S. English build. Is the other one a different language/locale?

I did the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and renaming the Mozilla Firefox Folder. All that worked fine. The taskbar icon works.

But, I went out of order. I did the above before I saw your "by the way" message. I am again attaching jpegs from both troubleshooting pages on the Internationalization & Localization section If this is what you are referring to they are both the same.

So, if this is alright I will go back and redo the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and so on. Then delete C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and the desktop icon. Anything else that needs deleting?

Just for grins I am also attaching a jpeg of the Mozilla Firefox program from the Control Panel - Programs_Features page.

Think that's it.

Thanks again and again for all your help, Irv

Asked by irn89 2 weeks ago

Last reply by James 2 weeks ago

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Firefox opening a new browser/window

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar. This is how I open Firefox. It has Yahoo as my homepage, all my bookmarks and add-ons. I also have an icon on my desktop. When I ope… (read more)

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar. This is how I open Firefox. It has Yahoo as my homepage, all my bookmarks and add-ons.

I also have an icon on my desktop. When I open that it does not have Yahoo as my homepage, my bookmarks and the same the add-ons.

When I click a link in a word doc or something outside of the opened browser, from my taskbar, a new browser/window opens. It goes to the site fine, but again it goes to new browser/window.

In both the above instances you will see an extra Firefox icon in the taskbar. The one on the right is the new browser/window.

I also have attached pics of what is occurring with each of the icons.

So, what gives and how to fix it?

Thank you, Irv

Asked by irn89 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Firefox updated and all of my browsing history, bookmarks, and passwords are gone (Mac)

This morning I got onto my Mac to find that Firefox was not playing my streaming services (such as Hulu), so I restarted the browser to find that all of my tabs, bookmark… (read more)

This morning I got onto my Mac to find that Firefox was not playing my streaming services (such as Hulu), so I restarted the browser to find that all of my tabs, bookmarks, and passwords were completely gone. I cannot recover them in anyway and this is extremely upsetting as most of it was for my grad school work. If anyone has anyway of helping or recovering this information, I would greatly appreciate any help!

Asked by aledwards227 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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pingsender.exe

Hello Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ... I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ... Great way to learn ? Someone kindly got back to me … (read more)

Hello

Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ...

I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ...

Great way to learn ?

Someone kindly got back to me about config editor + why windows 10 will not set THUNDERBIRD as default ...

One of the solutions was to update Windows 10 which is as it is - work in progress ...

Anyway I notice PINGSENDER.EXE running - did a quick check - seems it would be good to turn off ? as I did not agree to firefox to link amazon IP ?

Any thoughts welcome ...

Hope we have a good day

In love + solidarity Wendy

Asked by wmicklewright 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Under Wayland, Firefox copies multi-line text with Windows-style newlines

Starting Firefox under a Wayland compositor (sway, in my case) with MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 and copying some multi-line text results in newlines of the form \r\n, i.e. Windo… (read more)

Starting Firefox under a Wayland compositor (sway, in my case) with MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 and copying some multi-line text results in newlines of the form \r\n, i.e. Windows-style, instead of the expected \n. Starting Firefox with the X11 backed, i.e. without MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1, doesn't exhibit the issue.

This is most certainly a bug since Wayland is a Unix-like protocol, and as such newlines should be of the form \n. However I am finding the bug tracker a little daunting and I am not sure how to check whether it is already known or not.

Asked by donbex 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Flash End Of Life

Since Flash is going to be EOL'ed by Dec 2020, wanted to understand what would be the impact to Flash applications. Would it just not load in a browser or would the user … (read more)

Since Flash is going to be EOL'ed by Dec 2020, wanted to understand what would be the impact to Flash applications. Would it just not load in a browser or would the user be greeted with a message simply saying that the Flash plugin failed?

My customers would like to get a good idea of what would happen to our product which has Flash components.

Thanks.

Asked by menon.here 1 month ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 month ago

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Yahoo hijacked Google Search in Firefox

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Y… (read more)

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Yahoo hijacking Google Search in Firefox. The pop-up showed up again (see image). I've tried to find out how to remove Yahoo from Google Search through Firefox where it occurred, but everything I read just sends me in circles. Hopefully, you've tacked this problem and have answers.

Asked by marciastutzman 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Is there a way to launch an external application from a Bookmarks Sidebar bookmark?

So let's say that I have a bookmark in my Firefox bookmarks sidebar with this as the 'Location': file:///E:/Name%20Of%20File.txt If I were to click that bookmark, the con… (read more)

So let's say that I have a bookmark in my Firefox bookmarks sidebar with this as the 'Location': file:///E:/Name%20Of%20File.txt

If I were to click that bookmark, the contents of that text file will appear in the browser which allows me to read the contents of the file.

I want to be able to left-click that bookmark from the Firefox bookmarks sidebar or right-click it and select from a context menu and have that .txt file launch in a separate Notepad window, as in launching Notepad as an external application separate from Firefox.

Is that possible with some tweaking and hacking or whatever?

Asked by gaveitatry 3 weeks ago

Answered by gaveitatry 2 weeks ago

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Extensions

In reply to my query about extensions, which was expertly answered by Andrew, he said: Safer Search - not sure what this is. Can you provide a link to it? Here it is: htt… (read more)

In reply to my query about extensions, which was expertly answered by Andrew, he said: Safer Search - not sure what this is. Can you provide a link to it? Here it is:

https://safety.yahoo.com/SafetyGuides/Search/index.htm

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it

Asked by mlgoodman2 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Push buttons disabled by default

A particular webpage (see link below) has 2 "Choose File" push buttons at the bottom right of the page, which are disabled when opened in Firefox. However, it is enabled… (read more)

A particular webpage (see link below) has 2 "Choose File" push buttons at the bottom right of the page, which are disabled when opened in Firefox. However, it is enabled by default when opened in Chromium. Please let me know the reason and how to get over it.

https://covid19.mhpolice.in/registration

Regards.

Asked by a_raghuram 3 weeks ago

Answered by a_raghuram 2 weeks ago