X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

Why is my Firefox set to France when I actually live in Seattle?

Posted

Every time I open a website I get the French version of it. All my settings are set to the US (language and geolocalization).

Every time I open a website I get the French version of it. All my settings are set to the US (language and geolocalization).
Quote

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:72.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/72.0

More Information

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17777 solutions 160799 answers

You can use websites like these to see how your location is reported.

You can use websites like these to see how your location is reported. *https://www.iplocation.net/ *https://whatismyipaddress.com/
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote

Question owner

I know but that is not what I am asking, though.... thanks anyway.

I know but that is not what I am asking, though.... thanks anyway.
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17777 solutions 160799 answers

So, is your location reported correctly by both websites ?

Are you possibly using a VPN ?

There should be a reason if your location is that much off.

So, is your location reported correctly by both websites ? Are you possibly using a VPN ? There should be a reason if your location is that much off.
Was this helpful to you? 0
Quote

Question owner

That's the thing: I am not using a VPN. Safari has my location set to where I am. It only happens when I am using Firefox.

That's the thing: I am not using a VPN. Safari has my location set to where I am. It only happens when I am using Firefox.
Was this helpful to you?
Quote
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
17777 solutions 160799 answers

Helpful Reply

So, the websites I posted above also report the wrong location ?

You can check the connection settings.

  • Options/Preferences -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings

If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.

See "Firefox connection settings":

So, the websites I posted above also report the wrong location ? You can check the connection settings. *Options/Preferences -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly. See "Firefox connection settings": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can
Was this helpful to you? 1
Quote
Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.