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Okay so I have a few problems with Firefox. I usually have problems with my browsers but this one has not fixed any of the problems I had before so I decided to bring them up now. I have reinstalled Firefox before and the problems still occur. I do not really want to install it again because I have around 31 extensions and 17 scripts. I have tried this on a fresh install and decided to ignore it but it's becoming more and more of a problem.

1. History, so when I put the settings to not put my history on the search bar it ignores the clicked setting no matter how many times I click and un-click it, so I made it so it would not save my history. That worked but it would not save my passwords, I have a account that I have to accept on my phone. And another where I have to get a special code. This is incontinent and does not give me options to change what it remembers and what it doesn't. Also when I turned it off it actually did remember all of my passwords and accounts.

2. Videos, I had a problem with this back in 2013, 15, and 16 and it still happens. If I Maximize the window it starts to tear the video but if I go minimized it is fine, and if I full screen it is also fine.

3. Firefox account this one I just don't like it being on as soon as I login.

4. I've removed all the "One-Click Search Engines" I don't want and they keep coming back.

5. Some file types (even though I have the downloader option saved to ask me where to save) just save to some random folder in %appdata% that I can't actually get into said folder by normal means. So if I close the browser it just removes it because it's not in the Downloads folder its in a hidden folder that is hidden in other folders.

6. It saves all the search options in different websites excluding google because they have their own bad problems with google accounts.

Now my question is, are these issues they plan to fix or is there a way I can fix any of these?

Okay so I have a few problems with Firefox. I usually have problems with my browsers but this one has not fixed any of the problems I had before so I decided to bring them up now. I have reinstalled Firefox before and the problems still occur. I do not really want to install it again because I have around 31 extensions and 17 scripts. I have tried this on a fresh install and decided to ignore it but it's becoming more and more of a problem. 1. History, so when I put the settings to not put my history on the search bar it ignores the clicked setting no matter how many times I click and un-click it, so I made it so it would not save my history. That worked but it would not save my passwords, I have a account that I have to accept on my phone. And another where I have to get a special code. This is incontinent and does not give me options to change what it remembers and what it doesn't. Also when I turned it off it actually did remember all of my passwords and accounts. 2. Videos, I had a problem with this back in 2013, 15, and 16 and it still happens. If I Maximize the window it starts to tear the video but if I go minimized it is fine, and if I full screen it is also fine. 3. Firefox account this one I just don't like it being on as soon as I login. 4. I've removed all the "One-Click Search Engines" I don't want and they keep coming back. 5. Some file types (even though I have the downloader option saved to ask me where to save) just save to some random folder in %appdata% that I can't actually get into said folder by normal means. So if I close the browser it just removes it because it's not in the Downloads folder its in a hidden folder that is hidden in other folders. 6. It saves all the search options in different websites excluding google because they have their own bad problems with google accounts. Now my question is, are these issues they plan to fix or is there a way I can fix any of these?
FredMcD
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save '''Note:''' Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.
jscher2000
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Hi ProButtModel, let's see whether we can solve any of these for you.

1. History, so when I put the settings to not put my history on the search bar it ignores the clicked setting no matter how many times I click and un-click it, so I made it so it would not save my history. That worked but it would not save my passwords, I have a account that I have to accept on my phone. And another where I have to get a special code. This is incontinent and does not give me options to change what it remembers and what it doesn't. Also when I turned it off it actually did remember all of my passwords and accounts.

If you set the selector under Options > Privacy & Security to

Firefox will: Never remember history

that switches your Firefox to automatic private browsing mode. That blocks certain features.

Instead, if you need to stop accumulating history, you could try

Firefox will: Use custom settings for history

and then uncheck the box for

"Remember browsing and download history"

Because history is useful, I would consider that a last resort.

So let's explore the problem a bit further. Are the unwanted entries:

(A) In the address bar itself, as you type, or

(B) In the drop-down below the bar (you have the option of showing search suggestions, history items, bookmarks, and open tabs)


2. Videos, I had a problem with this back in 2013, 15, and 16 and it still happens. If I Maximize the window it starts to tear the video but if I go minimized it is fine, and if I full screen it is also fine.

This sounds like a graphics driver software incompatibility issue. If the Flash plugin is used, it also could be a Flash issue.

Could you check: Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL


3. Firefox account this one I just don't like it being on as soon as I login.

If you have Firefox Sync set up, usually Firefox's Password Manager will log you in at startup. Do you want to prevent that? Or do you not want a Master Password prompt right away? What would like to happen.

Hi ProButtModel, let's see whether we can solve any of these for you. ''1. History, so when I put the settings to not put my history on the search bar it ignores the clicked setting no matter how many times I click and un-click it, so I made it so it would not save my history. That worked but it would not save my passwords, I have a account that I have to accept on my phone. And another where I have to get a special code. This is incontinent and does not give me options to change what it remembers and what it doesn't. Also when I turned it off it actually did remember all of my passwords and accounts.'' If you set the selector under Options > Privacy & Security to Firefox will: Never remember history that switches your Firefox to automatic private browsing mode. That blocks certain features. Instead, if you need to stop accumulating history, you could try Firefox will: Use custom settings for history and then uncheck the box for "Remember browsing and download history" Because history is useful, I would consider that a last resort. So let's explore the problem a bit further. Are the unwanted entries: (A) In the address bar itself, as you type, or (B) In the drop-down below the bar (you have the option of showing search suggestions, history items, bookmarks, and open tabs) ---- ''2. Videos, I had a problem with this back in 2013, 15, and 16 and it still happens. If I Maximize the window it starts to tear the video but if I go minimized it is fine, and if I full screen it is also fine.'' This sounds like a graphics driver software incompatibility issue. If the Flash plugin is used, it also could be a Flash issue. Could you check: [[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL]] ---- ''3. Firefox account this one I just don't like it being on as soon as I login.'' If you have Firefox Sync set up, usually Firefox's Password Manager will log you in at startup. Do you want to prevent that? Or do you not want a Master Password prompt right away? What would like to happen.
jscher2000
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Continuing...

4. I've removed all the "One-Click Search Engines" I don't want and they keep coming back. This can happen during an upgrade. It's simpler just to hide them by clicking the check mark in the box on Options > Search to prevent it from showing up in the One-click box.

If you are irritated by the One-click box at the bottom of the address bar drop-down, you can hide it from there using this preference:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste oneoff and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches preference to switch the value from true to false


5. Some file types (even though I have the downloader option saved to ask me where to save) just save to some random folder in %appdata% that I can't actually get into said folder by normal means. So if I close the browser it just removes it because it's not in the Downloads folder its in a hidden folder that is hidden in other folders.

Hmm, if you drop the recent downloads list from the arrow icon on the toolbar, then click the disk icon on the right side of such a download, Firefox should launch that folder in Windows Explorer, and possibly the path will provide more information about a companion program that is responsible for managing that folder. Maybe?

Do you have any add-ons related to downloading? You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything related to downloading, or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove).

Or if it's under %LOCALAPPDATA% (AppData\Local), maybe those files aren't being handled as downloads, but as bits of web content that Firefox saves in its cache (folder path will have "cache2" in it). Are there types of files you want to save somewhere in particular rather than the cache?


6. It saves all the search options in different websites excluding google because they have their own bad problems with google accounts.

I don't understand this one. Could you explain in more detail?

Continuing... ''4. I've removed all the "One-Click Search Engines" I don't want and they keep coming back.'' This can happen during an upgrade. It's simpler just to hide them by clicking the check mark in the box on Options > Search to prevent it from showing up in the One-click box. If you are irritated by the One-click box at the bottom of the address bar drop-down, you can hide it from there using this preference: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''oneoff''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches''' preference to switch the value from true to false ---- ''5. Some file types (even though I have the downloader option saved to ask me where to save) just save to some random folder in %appdata% that I can't actually get into said folder by normal means. So if I close the browser it just removes it because it's not in the Downloads folder its in a hidden folder that is hidden in other folders.'' Hmm, if you drop the recent downloads list from the arrow icon on the toolbar, then click the disk icon on the right side of such a download, Firefox should launch that folder in Windows Explorer, and possibly the path will provide more information about a companion program that is responsible for managing that folder. Maybe? Do you have any add-ons related to downloading? You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either: * Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a) * "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons * type or paste '''about:addons''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything related to downloading, or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). Or if it's under %LOCALAPPDATA% (AppData\Local), maybe those files aren't being handled as downloads, but as bits of web content that Firefox saves in its cache (folder path will have "cache2" in it). Are there types of files you want to save somewhere in particular rather than the cache? ---- ''6. It saves all the search options in different websites excluding google because they have their own bad problems with google accounts. '' I don't understand this one. Could you explain in more detail?