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How can I turn off update avaliable notification?

I'm currently in my vacation home and I don't have home internet here. I'm connecting through my mobile phone using limited mobile data. and I selected not to download up… (læs mere)

I'm currently in my vacation home and I don't have home internet here. I'm connecting through my mobile phone using limited mobile data. and I selected not to download updates because it keeps updating itself like twice in a week and every MB counts in limited data plans especially if it's just 4 GB total for each month.

But now every time I open the firefox it showing download latest update popup like an annoying virus on the top right corner where 3 horizontal lines are located.

I checked the internet and previously this was an option in it's settings. Then this option removed and only hidden behind the about:config . and now it's completely removed from about:config either.

The only reason I switched from chrome to firefox was because google became an absolute dictator lately and all it's changes was to limit down my accessibility. I switched to firefox becuse it doesn't backstab it's users and they give the choice to it's users rather than dictating it like dictators. So did I make a mistake switching to firefox? Is firefox becoming just like chrome now? or is there (hoping so much) and option given us to turn off the notifications as well?

Asked by aurora1166_1166 1 år siden

Answered by cor-el 1 år siden

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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (læs mere)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 1 år siden

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 år siden

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Add Files to "Files and Applications" to be asked wether to save or to open with...

Hello. I noticed that Firefox (98.0.2) doesn't even ask if the file should be saved or opened with a program when downloading some file types. Unfortunately, these file t… (læs mere)

Hello. I noticed that Firefox (98.0.2) doesn't even ask if the file should be saved or opened with a program when downloading some file types. Unfortunately, these file types (e.g. GPX) are not listed under Settings --> General --> Files and Applications, so that I could assign them to a program or specify that they should always be asked. And I can't add these files somehow... I have also deleted the file "handler.json" in the profile folder, hoping to be asked then. But that doesn't happen. GPX files, for example, are assigned to the GSAK program in the system - but Firefox just wants to save them and doesn't offer the option to open them directly in GSAK. Does anyone know advice how I can get Firefox to give me the choice? Thanks a lot.

Asked by Oliver for 10 måneder siden

Answered by AliceWyman for 10 måneder siden

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Alt + Spacebar shortcut

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which… (læs mere)

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which is to control a window Size, Move, Exit, etc. I've tried it with AddOns disabled. Any ideas please?

Asked by stan28 1 år siden

Answered by stan28 1 år siden

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Does Firefox use something in Google services?

I stopped using Chrome a while ago and I use, ahem, Bing for searches. Sometimes, when I click on a link I get a "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found … (læs mere)

I stopped using Chrome a while ago and I use, ahem, Bing for searches. Sometimes, when I click on a link I get a "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know." while using Firefox. I copy the link and paste it into the browser Edge and the site comes up no problem. Does firefox used a cached version of Google while Edge does not? Is there a way to resolve this?

I decided to stop using Google some time ago so made the full time change to Firefox and a different search engine. A tad bothersome that Google is still there. Not really interested in going to MS Edge...

Asked by mojotre 2 år siden

Answered by cor-el 2 år siden

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Can I have 32 and 64 bit versions at the same time

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already ha… (læs mere)

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already have 64 bit. Now my question is can i have 32 and 64 bit at the same time? If i can't, then can i migrate my data from 64 bit to 32 without any data loss? i am free to give further info if needed. Thank You!

Asked by nazibalalam 2 år siden

Answered by FredMcD 2 år siden

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (læs mere)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 år siden

Answered by cor-el 1 år siden

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Firefox stuck in a corrupted state, opens but nothing else works

For a couple of days I cannot get Firefox to run normally again. It is stuck in a weird looking state as showed in the screencap attached. It opens and I can click on som… (læs mere)

For a couple of days I cannot get Firefox to run normally again. It is stuck in a weird looking state as showed in the screencap attached. It opens and I can click on some buttons from the interface but I cannot close it or enter settings, cannot browse or anything, it opens but its functionality is completely broken... I suspect this is following a recent windows update but I'm not sure...

Tried starting it in safe mode and refreshing the browser but it did not work. about:config does not work. I can type in the address bar but when I hit enter nothing happens.

Any suggestions of how could this be fixed without reinstalling it?

Thanks.

Asked by contact490 1 år siden

Answered by FredMcD 1 år siden

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Firefox not opening after crash

My PC crashed and when I try to open firefox I get this error XML Parsing Error: undefined entity Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml Line Number 732, Column… (læs mere)

My PC crashed and when I try to open firefox I get this error

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml Line Number 732, Column 15:

             <toolbarbutton id="UITourTooltipClose" class="close-icon"
</pre>

^"

I saw this answer https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1303747 but I don't understand anything from it, English is not my first language. Will I lose my bookmarks and extensions? Do I delete the folders in program files or run the uninstaller? When running the installer there is an option to "restore default settings, remove extensions etc", should it be on or off?

I deleted the folder, ran the installer again and set the option to restore default settings off, and still can't open firefox. Can someone explain in simple terms?

Asked by Mr. Potato 1 år siden

Answered by Mr. Potato 1 år siden

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update has problems

used firefox forever but when updated to new version, it will not get aarp site now? gives me "404 not found". the arrp sites come in fine with edge so it's firefox. als… (læs mere)

used firefox forever but when updated to new version, it will not get aarp site now? gives me "404 not found". the arrp sites come in fine with edge so it's firefox. also doesn't show my bookmarks on tool bar? help. how do i get my old firefox back?

Asked by nyoung7685 1 år siden

Answered by FredMcD 1 år siden

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Lockwise: Passwords do not appear on new PC after Sync

I have reinstalled my home computer and reinstalled Firefox, logged in and synced. My passwords from my work browser's Lockwise have not appeared or synced. Please advise… (læs mere)

I have reinstalled my home computer and reinstalled Firefox, logged in and synced. My passwords from my work browser's Lockwise have not appeared or synced. Please advise. Thank you.

I know patience is thin. Feel free to cut to the chase. I did try to self serve and only found export then import options. Are my expectations for sync incorrect?

Happy New Year.

Asked by pcendeavorsny 1 år siden

Answered by pcendeavorsny 1 år siden

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AA.com login is broken with Firefox

I cannot log into aa.com (American Airlines) with Firefox but Chrome works fine. Error message that their site is down for maintenance but it is up and working just fine … (læs mere)

I cannot log into aa.com (American Airlines) with Firefox but Chrome works fine. Error message that their site is down for maintenance but it is up and working just fine with other browsers.

I have cleared cache, cookies, history, etc. HTTPS always is not enabled. Firefox is at the latest version. I have restarted the browser.

Any thoughts?

Asked by josephdgreen 1 år siden

Answered by josephdgreen 1 år siden

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On certain domain, firefox stop loading the page for a while

This bug occurs very randomly, but it seems there have few things in common. - Occurring on domain level, one domain at once. For example, if Youtube.com stuck, any sub a… (læs mere)

This bug occurs very randomly, but it seems there have few things in common.

- Occurring on domain level, one domain at once. For example, if Youtube.com stuck, any sub address including each video page is not loaded. Other website and whole browser works fine. - Other program on same PC is not affected, too. - Which page is stop loading is completely random. It might be happen only on a popular, feature-rich site like amazon, google, but not sure. - The timing is also random. Maybe after waking PC up from sleep, but not sure. Frequency of occurrence is once every 1~5 days. - The workaround without restarting browser is 1.)switching to other container tabs(strangely), 2.)opening website on private window. Disabling all the addon manually didn't help.

Since it's randomness, I didn't have any logs about this issue.

Asked by bleepblopp for 9 måneder siden

Answered by cor-el for 7 måneder siden

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Clicking onto youtube videos ends up on a diffeerent location

So when I try to click on a youtube video, quite often it will go to a different video or a poll that is associated with someone I am subscribed to or have viewed previou… (læs mere)

So when I try to click on a youtube video, quite often it will go to a different video or a poll that is associated with someone I am subscribed to or have viewed previously. The only way I get around this is opening the video in a different tab.

Asked by j.rosser89 1 år siden

Answered by FredMcD 1 år siden

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Firefox home search fake editable inconvinience

Hi, FF 89.0b2 Developer edition now contains a "fake editable" search field at the home page (the sentence contains in the class attribute so I used it here), when one st… (læs mere)

Hi, FF 89.0b2 Developer edition now contains a "fake editable" search field at the home page (the sentence contains in the class attribute so I used it here), when one start typing in it and the letters appear in the address bar.

For me personally this is partly non-intuitive partly annoying. I never met a scenario in UI of other programs, when typing in one place (where the caret is) show actual letters at another place.

Is this feature is here to stay or are there plans to to make it customizable? I used ff home page search for ages, now I installed a new tab home page extension with manually setting www.google.com in it.

Thanks

Asked by maxerist 1 år siden

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 år siden

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where is "email link"?

I just upgraded to the new release. There used to be a button with three dots toward the right side of the search/address bar. I used it to email a link to the current pa… (læs mere)

I just upgraded to the new release. There used to be a button with three dots toward the right side of the search/address bar. I used it to email a link to the current page. Two clicks and I'm editing the email. I don't see the button in this new release. How do I email a link to the current page? Ideally in one or two clicks.

Asked by jordanwouk 1 år siden

Answered by Paul 1 år siden

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have no check marks anymore in the Firefox Settings Preferences

Hi All. Recently went into the Firefox Preference Settings and there were no check marks on anything that I usually have them on, like: check to make sure Firefox is defa… (læs mere)

Hi All. Recently went into the Firefox Preference Settings and there were no check marks on anything that I usually have them on, like: check to make sure Firefox is default browser, block deceptive sites, can't check mark any item in the Clear History window, nothing has a mark so I don't know if what I want on IS On or OFF. Hopefully someone of you can help me out with this. It will be so much apreciated. Thanks. Charlene

Asked by CarouselLady 1 år siden

Answered by Terry 1 år siden