Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (read more)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

Asked by DetectiveShrek 4 weeks ago

Last reply by DetectiveShrek 6 days ago

Update of Thunderbird

Hi I hope someone can help me. Today I informed by Thunderbird to update the email. I have now received an Error message. Platform version '79.0' is not compatible with … (read more)

Hi I hope someone can help me. Today I informed by Thunderbird to update the email. I have now received an Error message. Platform version '79.0' is not compatible with minVersion > = 80.0 maxVersion < = 80.0

Help, I have no idea what any of this means and I am now not able to open my email account and looks like I have lost Important folders. Does anyone have a solution? Any help would be appreciated Thanks Deb

Asked by debbs 1 week ago

Last reply by debbs 4 days ago

Checkbox not selected

Hello, Since the last update, I noticed that the check-boxes were not checked after clicking. Test on firefox https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/… (read more)

Asked by huols4m 2 weeks ago

Last reply by huols4m 6 days ago

Firefox won't Download files ?

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it.. My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tri… (read more)

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it..

My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tried the trouble shooting steps and its not a firewall issue because my other browsers will download - as a developer I have all the major browsers installed.

Also I changed the settings to have Firefox request the download folder for each downlod - but it doesn't. Anyway I am about to reinstall will post back then.

Maybe should have done that first.

C.

Asked by info2897 2 weeks ago

Last reply by info2897 1 week ago

Headers (From/Subject/To) not visible in message pane since 78.0 update

In the list view everything still looks fine, but selecting a single message, in the message pane most of the lines are blank (though it shows "1 more" on the From line, … (read more)

In the list view everything still looks fine, but selecting a single message, in the message pane most of the lines are blank (though it shows "1 more" on the From line, another "1 more" way over on the right edge of the window, possibly on the "To" line). One message appears to have been grabbed cleanly for the Subject line after going through 400+ new messages, but now it just keeps using that Subject for every email I select.

This is so flagrant I can't imagine how this could have gone out this way. I did flip through the release notes in case it's just some poorly documented change but nothing I see there could explain this behavior.

This isn't acceptable; I need to be able to tell what email I'm looking at and who else was on the thread or I can't use Thunderbird. Please don't make me go back to Outlook.

Anyone?

Also at the moment both address book and just literally sending myself an email both don't work. Is 78.0 even remotely usable?

Thanks

Asked by dyer216 3 weeks ago

Last reply by dyer216 5 days ago

One folder not showing under Local Folders in Thunderbird

One of my local folders is not showing when I open Thunderbird. Under Local Folders, I see Sent, Trash, Outbox, AthruD, EthruG, and QthruZ. The HthruP folder (and all i… (read more)

One of my local folders is not showing when I open Thunderbird. Under Local Folders, I see Sent, Trash, Outbox, AthruD, EthruG, and QthruZ. The HthruP folder (and all its subfolders and messages therein) are not there. When I search in Applications on my iMac hard drive, I find see these files: HthruP, HthruP.mozmsgs, HthruP.msf, and three versions of HthruP.sbd from various times on 7/26/20. How can I get Thunderbird to add HthruP to its list of local folders, given that that set of folders is still on my hard drive? My iMac has the latest version of Catalina as its OS. I've saved lots of important messages in HthruP.

Asked by parkhurs 1 week ago

Last reply by parkhurs 3 days ago

Opening links from external applications causes Firefox to breifly hang

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, m… (read more)

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, more often than not, I'll see a sliver of the new tab while Firefox sorts itself out.

Typically when this happens, I'll see upwards of 50% CPU usage from Firefox itself. Memory seems sane.

Hardware acceleration, whether it's on or off, makes no difference. Issue persists in safe-mode, and safe-mode with add-ons disabled. Issue persists in Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition.

Asked by mjorgensen 2 weeks ago

Last reply by mjorgensen 4 days ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 weeks ago

Last reply by matthew34 1 day ago

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 3 months ago

Last reply by exekutive 4 days ago

Browser window bleeding onto extended monitor "white bar"

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout. Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to… (read more)

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout.

Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to hit F11 (Fullscreen) twice. Minimizing, maximizing, restoring all have no effect - only taking it from a normal window to Fullscreen view (no menu bar or tabs), then back to a normal window works.

It happens on every new window opened and it doesn't matter which display it is opened on, the bar will be there if moved to the bottom screen, until F11 is pushed for that instance of Firefox twice.

This has happened before and it would seem to go away on later updates, but it is currently visible on every computer I have that has one display above another.

Asked by tahwos 1 week ago

Last reply by tahwos 4 days ago

Adware/malware

Can I stop redirects in Firefox Android. I have tried several suggestions including clearing all my personal data, private data,cache, Etc. My last resort seems to be to … (read more)

Can I stop redirects in Firefox Android. I have tried several suggestions including clearing all my personal data, private data,cache, Etc. My last resort seems to be to be to uninstall reinstall Firefox Android.

Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thanks

Asked by DoctorP 1 week ago

Last reply by DoctorP 4 days ago

importing contacts into thunderbird from vcf file with 2 email addresses

I have created a .vcf file from windows live mail. A number of my contacts have 2 email addresses listed on the .vcf file as; EMAIL;PREF;INTERNET:xxxxx@gmail.com EMAIL;IN… (read more)

I have created a .vcf file from windows live mail. A number of my contacts have 2 email addresses listed on the .vcf file as; EMAIL;PREF;INTERNET:xxxxx@gmail.com EMAIL;INTERNET:xxxxx@yyy.com

When I import the file into Thunderbird (68.11.0) only the first email address appears. Why doesn't the second email address go into 'Additional email'? I would appreciate any advice/help on how to get both addresses into Thunderbird address book.

Asked by beachgrob 1 week ago

Last reply by beachgrob 11 hours ago

Facebook videos taken in portrait mode won't play in Firefox

Facebook videos taken in portrait mode won't play in Firefox. I can copy and paste the URL in the Chrome browser and they play fine. Any fix for this or do I have to chan… (read more)

Facebook videos taken in portrait mode won't play in Firefox. I can copy and paste the URL in the Chrome browser and they play fine.

Any fix for this or do I have to change my browser of choice?

Asked by cs_heath 1 week ago

Last reply by cs_heath 5 days ago

Unresponsive script on different websites.

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10. Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant … (read more)

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10.

Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant - a webpage is slowing down your browser. I remedied that w/a a different *about:* - but I do not remember what I inserted.

I tried disabling possibly troublesome addons. No help. I let the script run longer using about:config. No help. I am in safe mode, but no error now - which does not mean anything. In prior error (webpage slowing browser), safe mode did not alleviate the problem at all.

Cannot view FF or addons, which is why I did not put versions in. Andrew deleted my post.

Thank you.

Some errors: A script from the extension “Adblock Plus - free ad blocker” is running on this page, and making Firefox unresponsive.

It may be busy, or it may have stopped responding permanently. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if it will complete.

Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:12050272Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:192376832 Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:186986496 Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:190863384

Annoying as hell.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 6 days ago

Serious Question: Why Does Firefox for Android require so much Access to my personal data?

Greetings everyone, Sorry to be creating a thread about this, but it's a serious question I need help with. I was just about to install Firefox for my old Android phone. … (read more)

Greetings everyone,

Sorry to be creating a thread about this, but it's a serious question I need help with.

I was just about to install Firefox for my old Android phone. However, before installing Firefox it warns me that it requires access to a bunch of my personal data... :(

Why is this the case?

I currently use Google Chrome on this Android phone.

I'd really appreciate any advice.

Asked by Helpless_Quest 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Helpless_Quest 1 hour ago

Migrated to new pc, accounts broke when copying data over

Hey I've copied thunderbird folders from appData/local/localLow/roaming, and then pasted them in the same spot on new pc. Most of my account works except for few. The goo… (read more)

Hey

I've copied thunderbird folders from appData/local/localLow/roaming, and then pasted them in the same spot on new pc. Most of my account works except for few. The google ones seems to be fine, but my private not. When I 1st set them up when I send/received 1st email I had certificate pop up to accept which I did and I could use it. But now it does not give that option.

Initially I had

``` Sending of the message failed. Unable to communicate securely with peer: requested domain name does not match server's certificate. The configuration related to xxx.com must be corrected. ``` Now I had no idea how to do it, so I went to settings>certificate manager and I simply deleted the cerfs. But sadly thunderbird did not re-ask me to add them again.

Then I went to appdata found certs files and deleted them there by hand. Still no luck.

I'm out of ideas now, I don't want to delete accounts/create again as its a bit of pain...

Can any1 suggest any workaround? How to force tb to reinitialize account?

Asked by Dariusz1989 1 week ago

Last reply by Dariusz1989 6 days ago