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post update issues

Firefox updated this morning for me, and now my search bar doesn't work (all search engines were cleared) and I can't find Google as an available search engine to add bac… (read more)

Firefox updated this morning for me, and now my search bar doesn't work (all search engines were cleared) and I can't find Google as an available search engine to add back. Further, when I do get search results from whatever engine I use, when I right click and say open in a new tab, nothing happens. Really scratching my head on this one since I've never had issues like this before.

Asked by ajm_2000 7 months ago

Last reply by Standard8 6 months ago

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Search on Page finds results that I don't see

When searching some pages (Contol+f), Firefox indicates that it found results that are not highlighted. I turn on "Highlight All." I click the down arrow to move through … (read more)

When searching some pages (Contol+f), Firefox indicates that it found results that are not highlighted. I turn on "Highlight All." I click the down arrow to move through the results. It seems to be bouncing between results, but I don't see them. When manually scrolling down the page, only one result is highlighted. This happens on various pages. Here is one example: Page: https://www.target.com/p/panasonic-9-cuft-black-stainless-steel-microwave-8211-nn-sb438/-/A-53844326

Search on page (control + f) for "inverter". Turn on "Highlight All". Three matches are found, but only one is visible. Where are... how do I see the other two matches?

Thanks!

Asked by compupix 10 months ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 10 months ago

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Problem with one-word searches

When I do a one-word search through the URL bar, I always have a confirmation message asking me whether I was trying to go to www.[myword].com. I've tried to turn it off … (read more)

When I do a one-word search through the URL bar, I always have a confirmation message asking me whether I was trying to go to www.[myword].com.

I've tried to turn it off and I've set to false every browser.fixup line in about:config to no avail.

Do you know how to remove it? THanks for your help!

Asked by Martin 10 months ago

Last reply by Martin 10 months ago

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The X that close the bar of search on page ("ctrl+f") disappears

The "X" that close the bar of "search on page" ("ctrl+f") disappears when the firefox window only takes a half screen, it would be nice to maintain it no matter the width… (read more)

The "X" that close the bar of "search on page" ("ctrl+f") disappears when the firefox window only takes a half screen, it would be nice to maintain it no matter the width of the window

Asked by Raphaël Lejoly 10 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 10 months ago

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Is there anything that typed string into url bar let firefox NOT recognize as url?

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox… (read more)

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox. Is there anything temporarily disable this recognition and search it in url bar(awesomebar;megabar)? Is there hidden commands such as !nourl:blahblah?

Asked by roflsunriz 10 months ago

Answered by McCoy 10 months ago

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How do I restore/recover my history from more than a month? Or extend it past one.

I can't go back more than a month on my history, nor extend it past one month if I have stuff I want to look up that I have looked for. And if I accidently right click fo… (read more)

I can't go back more than a month on my history, nor extend it past one month if I have stuff I want to look up that I have looked for. And if I accidently right click forget about this site since its right below delete page, I tend to lose an entire thing instead of one specific thing. Both need to be fixed with an undo feature.

Asked by bucknerryan 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I prevent the CTRL-F shortcut from engaging in full-screen mode?

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for some… (read more)

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for something within a page instead of activating full-screen. I tried searching this community and on-line for this information but could not find it. Thank you for your time. I use Mozilla FireFox 67.0.4.

Asked by mozilla_user_1341 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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when I search I get error mesage on blank page. Why is this

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search … (read more)

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search is obviously the problem but why. At present i am using MS-Internet Explorer but miss using Firefox. Can you help or do you suggest I download it again. If I dowbload it I want to keep the changes I made but I am happy to use Firefox Mozilla'a search engine. Thank you Barbara Bibi

Asked by barbedwards 1 year ago

Answered by barbedwards 1 year ago

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region search

I would like to have a region search button available right under the search bar, basically like google chrome - you can just select tools then country and "my country" o… (read more)

I would like to have a region search button available right under the search bar, basically like google chrome - you can just select tools then country and "my country" or "South Africa" or whatever region you are in.

Right now you need to click tools - advanced search - (then you cant even type the first letters of your country, you have to scroll down through hundreds of countries) then select advanced search. Takes me roughly 20sec per search when it could take me 2 clicks. This seems ridiculous when it could be - Tools - Country - click (like chrome)

Asked by garonkent 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I keep the search options page from randomly coming up when I am trying to search?

Sometime when I type into the search bar or address bar firefox takes me to the search options page (have it set the way I want it) and then I have to reenter my search t… (read more)

Sometime when I type into the search bar or address bar firefox takes me to the search options page (have it set the way I want it) and then I have to reenter my search to continue. I would like firefox to just let me search without second guessing my search options.

Asked by MarsCS 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to get the old search bar back?

Back in 2015, Firefox's search bar became completely un-useable. Since then, I've fixed the problem with Classic Theme Restorer, but that add-on is no longer supported. S… (read more)

Back in 2015, Firefox's search bar became completely un-useable. Since then, I've fixed the problem with Classic Theme Restorer, but that add-on is no longer supported.

So how do we get the old search bar back? How are people supposed to search without a proper search bar?

For the record, I count…

4 SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW SEARCH BAR:

1. The new search bar was supposed to make searching faster. What a lie! It takes just as many clicks as the old bar, except it's now much SLOWER because you have to select the search engine EVERY SINGLE TIME you search!

2. Another thing slowing it down is the lack of text labels on the icons: You're now forced to look through a bunch of icons to find the engine you want! This is crazy! Can you imagine if they printed phone books with no names, only pages full of 'icons' of the different services!? Would that "speed things up"? Never!

3. Most people regularly use MORE THAN ONE engine (e.g. Google, YouTube, Spotify, Twitter, etc.). So why are we forced to pick one "default" engine? Imagine if your fridge asked you to choose one "default food", then every time you went to the fridge it always took out that one thing unless you told it otherwise! How irritating!

4. Perhaps the most deeply annoying thing about the new search is that the search process is now BACKWARDS to the user's thought process. When people search the web, we ALWAYS know what KIND of media we're searching for FIRST and THEN we think of the search query. Can you imagine if a guy took a girl on a date and asked her "Please give me the name of the movie or meal you want" and THEN AFTERWARDS asked her if she'd prefer a movie or a meal? That's exactly what the new search bar does!

This is a plea for help, but also an appeal to Mozilla to fix the crazy new search bar. (If devs are reading, I'm an interactive designer and I'd be more than happy to provide details of a perfectly elegant solution for how the bar can be adjusted to accommodate fans of both the old and new style.)

Asked by MartyJames 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Search bar does not close, always active

Hi all, This problem started tody after few months with firefox- the search bar appaears at bottom of page and never closes. I try to close it and it doesn't react. When … (read more)

Hi all,

This problem started tody after few months with firefox- the search bar appaears at bottom of page and never closes. I try to close it and it doesn't react. When trying to type in any web page, the search bar takes over and takes the text I try to type in any other field. I did a complete Virus scan and anti malware sacn with Windows defender, uninstalled Mozilla and still same problem. Also removed all old Mozilla files from %Appdata% etc.

Will be happy to get your advise

Asked by michaelmenkin 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I like to edit a searchengine plugin. Had my modified google search results only for the last year. cant edit anymore

In former days I could double click on a search engine and edit it. This has gone. Only adding new and deleting searchengines now possible . A long time ago I could just… (read more)

In former days I could double click on a search engine and edit it. This has gone.

Only adding new and deleting searchengines now possible . A long time ago I could just edit entries in /usr/lib/firefox/distribution/searchplugins/locale/.

for example (like in chrome now) : engine name: jahr URL: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&tbs=qdr:y Best regards hhgoten

Asked by hhgoten 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I delete Google from the list of available search engines, but it keeps reappearing

I've been deleting Google from the list of available search engines from the "Search" settings tab, but it keeps reappearing, not as the default search engine, but as a p… (read more)

I've been deleting Google from the list of available search engines from the "Search" settings tab, but it keeps reappearing, not as the default search engine, but as a potential search engine. Although I could just ignore Google, I don't like it there. Firefox is the most configurable browser, and it does respect users' decisions and preferences, except in this matter. How can I permanently delete Google from my search engines list?

Asked by dsejas 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I select DuckDuckgo as my preferred search engine and remove google from the search options, but when I restart, Firefox reinstalls google as default.

Using Firefox 58 on a Mac running High Sierra, I remove Google from preferred search engines and choose DuckDuckGo as my default. When I restart Firefox, I find Google i… (read more)

Using Firefox 58 on a Mac running High Sierra, I remove Google from preferred search engines and choose DuckDuckGo as my default. When I restart Firefox, I find Google is reinstalled and made the default.

Asked by chpoot 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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yahoo keep popping up

I've looked for the whole searchers about why yahoo popping up as my default search engine I've tried remove the default and recommend search engine. to detect any ad-don… (read more)

I've looked for the whole searchers about why yahoo popping up as my default search engine I've tried remove the default and recommend search engine. to detect any ad-don/extensions or any hidden software that might somehow installed on my pc,couldn't find anything suspicious,I've ran a full scan on computer everything is clean,I've tried re-install the firefox and deleted all cache/history and information. I've tried to go to Help>profile>user and to delete the recommended files that might caused it still anything. If you can help me somehow I will be very happy,I'm using firefox for years and this is my first time it happened to me.

Asked by Itay1993 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How to make search give option of 'all web' or 'uk' sites only?

I am in the UK and do not want searches of products from elsewhere due to the very high delivery charges. There are times when I want to restrict results to the UK locate… (read more)

I am in the UK and do not want searches of products from elsewhere due to the very high delivery charges. There are times when I want to restrict results to the UK located vendors only. If this cannot be done then I will be reverting to Google that does have that flexibility.

Asked by Pentris 3 years ago

Last reply by Pentris 3 years ago