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Firefox keeps suggesting Twitter when I type "tw" no matter what I do

Every time I want to go to twitch.tv and type "tw" in the address bar, Twitter is the first suggestion. I don't want to go to Twitter. I've followed all the instructions … (read more)

Every time I want to go to twitch.tv and type "tw" in the address bar, Twitter is the first suggestion. I don't want to go to Twitter. I've followed all the instructions in this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-address-bar-suggestions#firefox:mac:fx109 and still the problem persists.

When I use shift delete, it does remove the suggestion, but then as soon as I add an i (making "twi"), Twitter is back at the top again. I've deleted every instance of Twitter in my history/cookies/cache and it keeps doing this.

Why can't Firefox prioritize a website I visit daily and have several bookmarks of (Twitch) over promoting a website I do not want to visit? Please fix this.

Asked by bee_ 1 hour ago

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Google safesearch

Hello. I have a problem with turning off google safesearch. I'm 28 years old so it's not a problem with google acc. I have same firefox on pc and on laptop. On pc and on … (read more)

Hello. I have a problem with turning off google safesearch. I'm 28 years old so it's not a problem with google acc. I have same firefox on pc and on laptop. On pc and on smarthphone it's easily turning off and if i'm using edge or chrome on laptop it's also turned off, but if i'm using firefox exactly on google it's always turned on no matter what i'm do. Just in case, if i'm using for example bing search in firefox it's also turned off, likely it's always turned when i'm using google with combination in firefox. Methods that I already tried: 1) Turned off in computer settings (not worked) 2) Reinstalled browser (not worked) 3) Checked in my wifi settings (not worked) 4) Updated everything (not worked) Waiting for your help.

Asked by roman94994 15 hours ago

Answered by Terry 11 hours ago

Account Owner Change

Hi, The primary e-mail on my account has been hacked for over a decade. I just did a fresh install in Windows not realizing I wouldn't be able to sign in to my Firefox ac… (read more)

Hi,

The primary e-mail on my account has been hacked for over a decade. I just did a fresh install in Windows not realizing I wouldn't be able to sign in to my Firefox account using my current e-mail because apparently my current e-mail is "not the primary account holder e-mail". Now I imagine I would have added it as a backup e-mail for the case of if I couldn't access my primary e-mail (which as I've said I haven't been able to do since approximately 2011 or so) but there isn't even an option to send the confirmation to the backup e-mail in that case. I'm really tired of going through this on every website I signed up on prior to our e-mails getting hacked. Is there a way we can just change the owner to the other e-mail so I can get back into my account please?

Asked by ease217 3 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 3 hours ago

STOP saving images as WebP

Please add an option to disable saving images as webP. This is useless. If this is not going to get addressed in the next update I will, among many others uninstall Firef… (read more)

Please add an option to disable saving images as webP. This is useless. If this is not going to get addressed in the next update I will, among many others uninstall Firefox and use a different browser.

WebP is a garbage format. Maybe it's not, maybe it's great, but it still is not widely supported yet. So pull your heads out of your *** and fix this sh**.

Thanks

Asked by andrew.cra2019 5 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 4 hours ago

ERROR MESSAGE: The application “Firefox.app” can’t be opened

Hardware: iMac 5K, 27-inch, 2017 macOS: Ventura 13.2 Firefox: 109.0.dmg File Type: Disk Image For an unknown reason my Firefox browser locked up in the middle of a sess… (read more)

Hardware: iMac 5K, 27-inch, 2017 macOS: Ventura 13.2 Firefox: 109.0.dmg File Type: Disk Image

For an unknown reason my Firefox browser locked up in the middle of a session. A full system re-start failed to fix the problem – all other software Apple Safari, Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop and Microsoft Office etc. continue to work as normal. Both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes full system scans have failed to identify any security issues.

To remove any possibility there was a macOS issue I successfully recovered the operating system from the mac in Recovery mode.

As the Firefox app would still not respond to the normal app opening process I removed the failed app from the mac “Applications” folder using the AppCleaner app and downloaded a new Firefox app file from the Mozilla Firefox site. I then dragged the downloaded file to the mac “Applications” folder and while holding the control key Ejected “Firefox” from the menu - the “Firefox” named disk icon on the mac screen and showing in the Finder “Locations” disappeared. Following this I successfully dragged Firefox from the “Applications” folder to the dock.

When the Firefox icon in the dock or in the Applications folder are selected the error message appears: The application “Firefox.app” can’t be opened. Repeated deletion of the Firefox app from the mac, restarting the mac, re-downloading the Mozilla Firefox app etc. etc. has resulted in the same failure. In the interim I am using Safari for the web but want to resume using Firefox asap due to Safari’s limitations.

Am I missing something in the Firefox installation procedure or there is an unrecognised security bug in the system? This is the first time I have had any issue arise with a Firefox installation process on either Windows or Apple systems.

Grateful for any advice.

Asked by Poppa 5 days ago

Last reply by Poppa 4 hours ago

Windows 10 NOT Windows 8

Firefox continues to indicate I am using Windows 8. I have NEVER used Windows 8 in my liftetime. I use Windows 10 and after locating the program compatibility location to… (read more)

Firefox continues to indicate I am using Windows 8. I have NEVER used Windows 8 in my liftetime. I use Windows 10 and after locating the program compatibility location to change to Windows 10, Windows 10 isn't an option. I changed my OS to 10 in your box below. Why? I don't understand this.

Asked by Rhonda 4 months ago

Last reply by James 5 hours ago

Broken sites

When I open facebook (starting 20 Jan 2023) fb will only open the first two posts then stop loading. I cannot access any other tab within, market place, reels, stories, e… (read more)

When I open facebook (starting 20 Jan 2023) fb will only open the first two posts then stop loading. I cannot access any other tab within, market place, reels, stories, etc. Other sites do this as well Amazon, e-bay. I have run anti-virus, and system checks but found no issues. Solutions?...

Asked by amortolovan 6 hours ago

WhatsApp Web not Working

Hi, I've been trying to open WhatsApp Web on Firefox and it's just not working. Seems like a Firefox issue as the website works well on other browsers. Let me know if y'a… (read more)

Hi, I've been trying to open WhatsApp Web on Firefox and it's just not working. Seems like a Firefox issue as the website works well on other browsers. Let me know if y'all have any fix to this. Will be waiting for your responses!

Link: https://web.whatsapp.com/

Asked by Pratham 6 hours ago

Wells Fargo sign on not working - 109.0

Prior to the most recent Firefox update (109.0), I was able to sign on to my account on the Wells Fargo website. https://www.wellsfargo.com/ Now after updating, Firefox… (read more)

Prior to the most recent Firefox update (109.0), I was able to sign on to my account on the Wells Fargo website. https://www.wellsfargo.com/ Now after updating, Firefox is not allowing a sign on. Other browsers work fine.

Asked by backdrft76 4 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 hours ago

Certificate update error on some URL when searching

As i am using your broswer since 2018 but this time when i try to open my site https://inshotapps.com/ or any other link it sometimes open sometimes it update your certif… (read more)

As i am using your broswer since 2018 but this time when i try to open my site https://inshotapps.com/ or any other link it sometimes open sometimes it update your certificate sometime its showing not secure i clear cache and security on firefox browser but still the error is the same can you help me? How can I solve this problem I thank you for this kind help. If you help me to resolve then Okay otherwise i will go for another

Asked by inshotproapk0 7 hours ago

Firefox updated to 109 and cannot change the homepage to a url

Cannot change home page to a url. ALL attempts result in Firefox ridiculoucly tyring to save a file called, "UpdateBrowser.rar" After refresh to default, and home page … (read more)

Cannot change home page to a url. ALL attempts result in Firefox ridiculoucly tyring to save a file called, "UpdateBrowser.rar"

After refresh to default, and home page is default Firefox. Home page opens to the defuult. Home page icon links to default. HOWEVER, it's iike the browser remembers the url that was attempted to be the home page, and the same ridiculous "UpdateBRowser.rar" keeps happening when that url is entered to go to! WTF is going on?

Asked by Mr. Y 7 hours ago

Quit Your Browser App Pop-up

I have Windows 11, ver 22H2, on laptop. I use Nord VPN and Webroot antivirus which I have been using several years. This event just started occurring a week ago, and I ca… (read more)

I have Windows 11, ver 22H2, on laptop. I use Nord VPN and Webroot antivirus which I have been using several years. This event just started occurring a week ago, and I can't find any Google references to it. As soon as I open Firefox a pop-up appears that says: "Quit your browser app. For Threat Protection to start working with your browser, you need to quit it first. Quit Firefox and click Continue." Then there are two clickable choices, Continue and Cancel. I always click Cancel because I don't know what this Threat Protection is. Then the pop-up keeps reappearing. About every five minutes it pops up and two or three times in a row after I click Cancel. It does this as long as Firefox is open. I have tried disabling Nord VPN and it made no difference. I have run complete scans with Webroot and it found nothing. I have tried uninstalling Webroot antivirus & rebooting and it made no difference, the pop-up still appears. I have tried downloading Malwarebytes and running a complete scan while Webroot was uninstalled, and it found nothing. I am out of ideas. I fear it is malware, but Nord VPN did not stop it, and both Webroot antivirus and Malwarebytes scans find nothing. I would appreciate any help.

Asked by debow48 8 hours ago

Last reply by James 7 hours ago

User profile is "missing" but I can see 16 of them in the Profiles folder

After I restarted my laptop (Mac OS 10.15.7, Firefox 109), Firefox suddenly refused to open, saying, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccess… (read more)

After I restarted my laptop (Mac OS 10.15.7, Firefox 109), Firefox suddenly refused to open, saying, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

I read the "How to run Firefox when your profile is missing or inaccessible" page. It implied that I had moved or deleted profiles--I had not. I hadn't even been aware that Firefox had profiles.

I followed the instructions and found my Firefox profiles folder, and was confused to find 15 separate folders in it. I was unclear whether they were profiles or something else. They have names like "2sb6poj9.default" or "gya9gghh.default-release". Most of them contain something called "times.json" but one of them has a whole bunch of stuff in there, so maybe it's the real profile?

I also followed some other instructions and was able to bring up what another website called the old Firefox Profile Manager. The space where it should be showing profiles was, unsurprisingly, empty. I tried creating a new profile and it let me but then told me it hadn't saved it, and the space remained blank. However, I went back to the actual profiles folder to check out of curiosity, and the new profile was there. So creating new profiles is clearly not the answer, because it will just refuse to recognize them too.

I also tried opening Firefox in troubleshooting mode by holding down option and clicking the icon--it didn't work. However, I just checked the Profiles folder after another attempt and even making this attempt seems to create a new folder! Is that normal?

I have no idea what to do at this point.

Asked by ksiusia 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Firefox deleted all my data

Hi, So Firefox automatically downloaded an update a few days ago and it did not warn me it would do this. It didn't say anything about fixing anything. Suddenly all my … (read more)

Hi,

 So Firefox automatically downloaded an update a few days ago and it did not warn me it would do this. It didn't say anything about fixing anything. Suddenly all my data is gone; all bookmarks, history, accounts, ect. 

I restarted my pc ,and everything came back that day (2 dys ago) However, I JUST closed the browser and reopened it, and everything is gone again! I don't know what is going on, but it's been very frustrating. 

Steps I have already tried per this forum-

I have restarted my PC, I have shut down and started up my PC. 

I have checked for multiple accounts and profiles (looks like there's now 3 brand new ones all created today with no history) I tried to log into a firefox account in case I had one, I didn't, so now I have a new account. I have checked my desktop and searched every file for anything remotely related to a file called "old firefox data". There isn't one. I have opened the folder where profiles are kept on my PC and found one that has files on it that date back to 2019, before the update, although I am not sure what to do with them, on the surface it doesn't look like there is anything with old data on it.

So if anyone has any ideas or knows where I can go with those profile files on my PC next I would appreciate it since the forums all seem to just ask people if they are there and to come back for additional help if they found anything.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by lymandaniele 8 hours ago

My Firefox profile cannot be loaded. Cannot start Firefox or profile manager, have followed other articles

After a long time, I've decided to reinstall Firefox on my PC. Upon installing it, I got the error "Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. it may be missing or inaccess… (read more)

After a long time, I've decided to reinstall Firefox on my PC. Upon installing it, I got the error "Your firefox profile cannot be loaded. it may be missing or inaccessible." I cannot start Firefox.

After looking online, I found this article on the support page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

I tried opening the profile manager, but can't get to it since Firefox won't start. It also is not accessible through using "firefox.exe -P" in the run dialog box.

So then I followed the directions and found my existing profiles.ini which pointed to my profile file. Wondering if it got corrupted, I changed the file extension to profiles.iniold and moved the whole mozilla folder to my desktop. Firefox continued to give me the same error message.

Finally I uninstalled firefox, deleted the mozilla folder under %appdata%, deleted the Mozilla folder under %programdata%, and deleted any mention of Mozilla in regedit. I finally reinstalled a fresh copy of firefox... and I got the same profile cannot be loaded error.

Is there somewhere that I'm not seeing that needs to be deleted to finally get a fresh install? I don't care about the original profile and am happy to start from scratch, but have no idea what I can still do in order to get to that point. Any suggestions on what I can do to completely remove any remnants of the original install from years ago?

Asked by robert.whitneyiii 1 day ago

Last reply by robert.whitneyiii 9 hours ago

How do I get 2 rows of bookmark toolbars..?

I wish to have 2 toolbars with all my shortcuts on as i use only FAVICONS and have ran out of room, and a lot of sites i only remember to use if i see the FAVICON is this… (read more)

I wish to have 2 toolbars with all my shortcuts on as i use only FAVICONS and have ran out of room, and a lot of sites i only remember to use if i see the FAVICON

is this possible - im ascustomed to about:config etc..

thanks

Asked by 1bit 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

*.final files

I recently had hard drive problems and during the ensuing melee, I discovered that Firefox has stored well over 100k files with the general name {xxx...}.final. Being the… (read more)

I recently had hard drive problems and during the ensuing melee, I discovered that Firefox has stored well over 100k files with the general name {xxx...}.final. Being the curious sort--and given that these boogers are taking up almost 1Gb--I looked at a few and they appear to be related to websites that I visited. I can see keeping some recent things around, but some of this goes back, literally, to the day I bought my PC. Um...that's a lot of files and a lot of space for places I visited once and will never go to again. Some of the websites no longer exist, so obviously those files are wasted space.

I am unable to find much about this on the web, either via Google or the help here. A few people have brought it up, but no one seems to know what to do. The help here goes nuts with the search term "final" and brings up a plethora of hits containing "finally" and so forth, but nothing useful. "}.final" isn't much help, either.

The path is C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile name>\storage\default

Questions: 1) Can some or all of this be deleted? 2) Is there a way to tell Firefox not to be so anal about keeping so many useless things?

Given the sheer quantity of these things, it would make future backup/restores easier if I could trim some of the fat, but I don't want to mess things up, either.

Thanks...

Asked by greyrollins 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago