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Google flags my IP as spam and forces me to enter captcha

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I use both Firefox and Chrome. When I use Google as my search engine in Chrome I never face the bane of submitting Captchas or being flagged as a spam bot.

But on Firefox I get these captchas regularly and they're killing me. Is there a way around them? Is there a way I can prove permanently to Google that I'm a trusted IP?

I suspect that this is a nifty way of Google driving users away from Firefox. If you hate these captcha traps why would you persist in using Firefox (their thinking, perhaps)?

I use both Firefox and Chrome. When I use Google as my search engine in Chrome I never face the bane of submitting Captchas or being flagged as a spam bot. But on Firefox I get these captchas regularly and they're killing me. Is there a way around them? Is there a way I can prove permanently to Google that I'm a trusted IP? I suspect that this is a nifty way of Google driving users away from Firefox. If you hate these captcha traps why would you persist in using Firefox (their thinking, perhaps)?

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philipp
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hello, could you go to the firefox menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information, copy the contents of that page and paste them here into a reply on the forum? this might give us a clue what is going on...

hello, could you go to the firefox ''menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information'', copy the contents of that page and paste them here into a reply on the forum? this might give us a clue what is going on...