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How do I get Firefox to append www. and .com to my URL inputs?

For years I've been able to input a website keyword (let's say "cnn" like in an old report I ran across) and the "www." and ".com" portions would be added without my typi… (read more)

For years I've been able to input a website keyword (let's say "cnn" like in an old report I ran across) and the "www." and ".com" portions would be added without my typing them. Some time ago, this started to fail. Why?

I tried about:config changes that were said to work with the old "cnn" problem report but nothing helps for me.

Also, I use the local Windows Hosts file to give my router a quick reference name to get into it. That too has worked for years but began to fail last year. Inconvenient. The best I could track this down, it has something to do with forced DNS lookups and skipping the old Hosts file. If so, any work around to get my system simplicity back?

Help is appreciated. I liked the challenge of computer geekdom 30 years ago but I'm getting too old for this, well, you know the old saying.

Asked by KC 1 hour ago

create a new tab

I have updated to the latest version of Firefox browser this time. Whenever I create a new tab, the page will prompt me with a failure to load content and hope me to try … (read more)

I have updated to the latest version of Firefox browser this time. Whenever I create a new tab, the page will prompt me with a failure to load content and hope me to try refreshing to resolve it, but it does not work

Asked by 2655947662 1 hour ago

Pages taking ages to load

Hi all, I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the proble… (read more)

Hi all,

I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the problem still persists.

When I load Firefox the pages take ages to load. It doesn't matter what the page is, it takes ages, except that about: pages load fine, no problem. When I say pages take ages to load, I mean that everything about the page takes ages, not only the next, not on the images and other content etc, everything. This only started happening today and I only created a new profile a month or so ago. I don't have many tabs open (maybe 20) of which 9 are pinned. I do have lots of extensions installed.

I've tried troubleshooting/safe mode, that makes no difference.

Private browsing and loading another profile are fine, they don't have this problem.

I've cleared all cache and data, cookies, etc, including startup cache.

I've deleted the content-prefs file, and removed places files.

I've tried disabling and enabling hardware acceleration.

I've tried disabling TRR.

Probably some other things too, but so far nothing has worked.

Suggestions please! :)

Asked by madbilly 1 month ago

Last reply by madbilly 7 hours ago

My microsoft rewards dashboard flickers on Firefox

My microsoft rewards dashboard floating task flickers when I hover my mouse to the edge of that on the dashboard... need help with it please I have windows 11 computer an… (read more)

My microsoft rewards dashboard floating task flickers when I hover my mouse to the edge of that on the dashboard... need help with it please I have windows 11 computer and it's a hp

Asked by japal3 1 day ago

Last reply by japal3 1 day ago

Old Settings on Firefox Not Available

I deleted Firefox from my Windows 11 computer because it was having issues. I reinstalled but I did not get back the same settings I have on my laptop. I have tried to do… (read more)

I deleted Firefox from my Windows 11 computer because it was having issues. I reinstalled but I did not get back the same settings I have on my laptop. I have tried to do a complete uninstall and remove all Firefox files but, there are files attached to my Avast antivirus that I can't delete. Also when I down load it wont Sync. Firefox is my browser of preference and I do not want to use another browser. I should also note that Firefox has been completely removed from program files, program files(x86) as well as program data but there are still file in Avast and Windows. See picture attached. Help I really love Firefox

Asked by reality.pro 2 days ago

Automatically enable/disable the "Use system colors" check box in the color settings.

In the browser settings I use a color preference that replaces white with black, this works with pages where Dark Reader is not available. These settings are needed so th… (read more)

In the browser settings I use a color preference that replaces white with black, this works with pages where Dark Reader is not available. These settings are needed so that when surfing the web at night with the dark mode on, my eyes don't hurt from contrasting bright white elements with dark-colored pages. For example, it works on single image pages - in situations where except for the image the rest of the page is colored solid white; It also works for some add-ons - on settings pages and pop-ups.

I'm interested in being able to automate toggling on/off the «Use system colors» checkbox, which is in the browser «Color» settings. It would be great to somehow synchronize the activation of night mode in Dark Reader with disabling checkbox responsible for using system colors. Or, for example, make it so that when the «Website appearance» setting is set to «Automatic», the checkbox is switched accordingly together with it - being disabled when the appearance is dark and enabled when it is light.

Asked by малютка Фюрер 2 days ago

Firefox asking me to sign in again to all platforms after update

Hi, lately I have been having issues with updates. When Firefox browser in MacOS gets update, it ask me to sign in to all platforms again. This wasn't the case at all bef… (read more)

Hi, lately I have been having issues with updates. When Firefox browser in MacOS gets update, it ask me to sign in to all platforms again. This wasn't the case at all before.

Looking forward to the responses.

Thanks!

Asked by i.akhtar 2 days ago

Firefox automatically removing addons

Firefox search allows a range of useful search engines to be available. About every 2 weeks, Amazon UK is removed from the list available. Then I have to refind it and pu… (read more)

Firefox search allows a range of useful search engines to be available. About every 2 weeks, Amazon UK is removed from the list available. Then I have to refind it and put it back. Then repeat the process. This is getting boring.

Is there any way this search tool can be nailed into the search options?

Asked by cvhorie 3 days ago

After latest update (123.0) usernames and passwords are not auto filling

Hi, After latest update (123.0) usernames and passwords are not auto filling. - I noticed that "Ask to save passwords" is unchecked and not configurable(or grayed out). … (read more)

Hi, After latest update (123.0) usernames and passwords are not auto filling.

- I noticed that "Ask to save passwords" is unchecked and not configurable(or grayed out). - I tried troubleshoot mode and did refresh too, no use. - History setting is set to "Always remember history".

Note: I see the banner: "Your browser is being managed by your organization.", There I dont see any of these settings controlled except primary password is turned off.

Asked by SatSat 4 days ago

Last reply by SatSat 3 days ago

Can't pay for Ubereats on my windows desktop

After switching to Firefox from Chrome, after Chrome started acting wierd, especially when it came to youtube, I haven't been able to pay for Ubereats deliveries, all tha… (read more)

After switching to Firefox from Chrome, after Chrome started acting wierd, especially when it came to youtube, I haven't been able to pay for Ubereats deliveries, all that happens is it stays on the checkout page. making me bring up my phone and pay that way as I can still use the basket I put together.

Tried to report it to Ubereats but whoever was on the other side of the chat, seemed to think the problem was with the phone app and closed the ticket without solving anything.

How someone here can help figure out why it's happing.

I've already tried disabling my adblockers and security, no luck

I've attached my list of extensions just in case

Asked by mohammedjaafar 4 days ago

firefox won't open unless i am running as administrator

For some reason Firefox stop working about a week ago and i can get to work again. I can only open it as administrator but when it opens I cant do anything. I have tried … (read more)

For some reason Firefox stop working about a week ago and i can get to work again. I can only open it as administrator but when it opens I cant do anything. I have tried all the fixes in the forum and nothing plus reinstalling it several times. I looked into the console and a whole bunch of errors showed up. can anybody help me?

Asked by Phil Stahlbaum 5 days ago

Last reply by Phil Stahlbaum 4 days ago

Deleting Profiles

I am a single user of Firefox 123.0 (64 bit) on a Windows 11 desktop, Win 11 laptop, and Android phone. If I use Profile Manager to delete both of the the Profiles from m… (read more)

I am a single user of Firefox 123.0 (64 bit) on a Windows 11 desktop, Win 11 laptop, and Android phone. If I use Profile Manager to delete both of the the Profiles from my desktop ("default" and "default-release"), will that have any effect on my laptop or phone? Specifically, will I lose my passwords and bookmarks on all devices, or just the desktop?

Also, can I delete one of my two profiles? If so, which one? When I navigate to Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, I see four folders:

 lamrm8zp.default-release,  2/26/2024
 gqrogfwy.default,  2/24/2024
 06m8lkgu.default-release,  9/21/2023
 x0wvrqsi.default,  5/4/2022

Asked by Bill 5 days ago

Last reply by Bill 4 days ago

Loading the page in the background.

For example, firefox is open in the background and when I click on a url from discord, it opens the link in firefox but does not bring the page to me, I need to minimize … (read more)

For example, firefox is open in the background and when I click on a url from discord, it opens the link in firefox but does not bring the page to me, I need to minimize the discord.

Asked by Dogancan 4 days ago

History Disappeared

After Firefox did an update I opened up Firefox and ALL my history was gone. I still have my bookmarks. But I need my history for the past few weeks and months. I've trie… (read more)

After Firefox did an update I opened up Firefox and ALL my history was gone. I still have my bookmarks. But I need my history for the past few weeks and months. I've tried to search and find it through using an Index.dat analyzer. But when I've tried to use it, nothing was found. I've not shut down my computer since as I want to get this back. How do I do so?

Asked by davedc32 5 days ago

Last reply by davedc32 4 days ago

slow response from websites. With 1Gbps from comcast I can watch the screen paint a picture. Using Edge, pictures pop right up.

I have a 1 Gbps line from Comcast. I have a new HP desktop PC, 32 GB Ram. Speed tests from several test sites confirm good line speed. When I sign in to my email provi… (read more)

I have a 1 Gbps line from Comcast. I have a new HP desktop PC, 32 GB Ram. Speed tests from several test sites confirm good line speed. When I sign in to my email provider using Firefox, the circle on the screen goes round and round for up to 20 seconds. Not so with MS Edge. When I select an image to view using Firefox, I can watch the screen being painted. Not so with MS Edge. I have had slow responses from several other websites. Comcast has come out to my house twice to verify line speed. No problems found. Firefox appears to be the bottleneck at this point. Please help.

Thanks..........Bob

Asked by mrjedi2u1 6 days ago

Last reply by mrjedi2u1 5 days ago

Bug: No fonts and colors are copied when copying text from any website and pasting to any application

Steps to reproduce: Open any website with latest Firefox version on latest Windows 11 Home OS version Copy any text that has a font or color Paste it to any other… (read more)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open any website with latest Firefox version on latest Windows 11 Home OS version
  2. Copy any text that has a font or color
  3. Paste it to any other website or desktop application

Expected behavior: Pasted text has the same font and color as copied text

Actual behavior: Pasted text has the same font and color as in the cursor position of the destination application's text editor.

Found workarounds: Use Chrome, Edge or any other browser.

Bug reproduced on 2 computers with and without Firefox extensions.

Asked by robert.peetsalu 1 week ago

Last reply by robert.peetsalu 5 days ago

Why is hovering over URLs intermittent?

In regular web pages, I'm able to hover over an URL / picture w/ URL behind it, etc.... It shows up on the status bar at the bottom of the page (that's what it used to… (read more)

In regular web pages, I'm able to hover over an URL / picture w/ URL behind it, etc.... It shows up on the status bar at the bottom of the page (that's what it used to be called). Sometimes I can't.

Somewhere around the same time as I started noticing this, I had just upgraded to a Win11 computer. So, when I try to hover over a suspicious link, I get nothing!

Is there code these people can put in that shields them from hover? So, we can't see what we're getting into? If so, then I presume if I can't hover, don't click... Right?

TIA

Asked by jdelucien 5 days ago