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SOME links won't open. They open in explorer. They won't open in FF safe mode, or after re-start. I checked add-on manager: I don't have any ext. of this type

I have had two links that won't open in webpages in FF. One was a MD government page, one was a private school webpage. They wouldn't open in safe mode. They won't open … (read more)

I have had two links that won't open in webpages in FF. One was a MD government page, one was a private school webpage. They wouldn't open in safe mode. They won't open after a re-start. I have not un/re-installed or cleared cache/cookies. Most other links will open, and even the two lonks that won't open WILL open in explorer. I checked the add-on manager and it says I don't have any add-ons of this type installed. I do not understand add ons, but I read the FF update about extensions. I am not techie and do not understand enough to make sense of the self-help articles.

Asked by kskasprzak 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar doesn't work anymore

Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar: When you move your pointer over the Firefox icon in the Windows taskbar, Windows will show you a preview of the Firefox window. … (read more)

Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar: When you move your pointer over the Firefox icon in the Windows taskbar, Windows will show you a preview of the Firefox window. With this option check marked, Windows will show you a separate preview for each tab.

This used to work. It doesn't anymore. It works on my laptop, not my desktop. I've clicked this option and relaunched Firefox, but it doesn't help. The taskbar preview works with other programs.

Asked by QTabs 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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what does some addons have been disabled mean?

Every once in a while I'll get a yellow bar across the top of whatever website I'm on, claiming that an addon has been disabled, stopped working or is not compatable. It … (read more)

Every once in a while I'll get a yellow bar across the top of whatever website I'm on, claiming that an addon has been disabled, stopped working or is not compatable. It has a link to see what the problem is and this page is the one attached to this.

It displays no missing addons and the link to fix it is as not helpful as it just takes me to the addon homepage rather than the page for the replacement/updated addon.

Getting very bored of it now as it happens about once or twice a month and has been happening for several months. If it told me which addon was bust I could at least have a clue of what to look for but with zero addon listed as broken/missing/not compatible or whatever this is clearly impossible!

I wish I was a computer nerd but I'm not so, any helpful and jargon and code free suggestions welcome.

Many thanks.

Asked by Ambergriff 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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cannot get rid of bing from my firefox. tried all of the tricks. looks like firefox is unable to find a solution for this issue. good bye firefox...

have done resetting the firefox. reinstalling the fire fox. removing all for addons. uninstalling many free ware platform programs. a devoted firefox user for over a deca… (read more)

have done resetting the firefox. reinstalling the fire fox. removing all for addons. uninstalling many free ware platform programs. a devoted firefox user for over a decade, but if firefox cannot even protect itself, should i move on to some different option now.......

Asked by qadsha 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Youtube functions not working correctly.

There are three separate issues here. In my attempts to troubleshoot, I only found examples of the first. 1. Youtube window is smaller than it should be. Problem is only… (read more)

There are three separate issues here. In my attempts to troubleshoot, I only found examples of the first. 1. Youtube window is smaller than it should be. Problem is only present when signed in to Youtube account, disappears in private window and when I log out. Not present in Chrome at all. 2. "," and "." keys, normally used to advance or regress by one frame, will still do that but unpause the video. Present in private view and when logged out of Youtube account. Not present in Chrome. 3. Clicking on the red bar at the bottom of a video you skip to a different part of the video will very frequently unpause the video, but not always. Not present in Chrome.

I've tried clearing cookies/cache, refreshing and restarting Firefox, and disabling hardware acceleration. None has worked.

Asked by sobekowo 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Facebook blinks like crazy

This happened once before. It goes away by restarting Firefox or by refreshing the page/tab. There is no way (that I know) to reproduce it. The only common thing between … (read more)

This happened once before. It goes away by restarting Firefox or by refreshing the page/tab. There is no way (that I know) to reproduce it. The only common thing between how it happened before and how it happened now is that I left Facebook open for a few hours. But then again, my PC is always on 24/7 and Firefox is always open (most of the time). So, I am guessing that it has nothing to do with that. This happens ONLY on my Facebook tab. I don't know if being "pinned" has anything to do with it; my guess is it doesn't.

Today, before I did anything to try and make it go away, I took a 15 second video with my phone because it's a lot harder to describe in words. I uploaded the video as unlisted in YouTube and you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5BpA_IPmKQ

Asked by wimle 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 2 years ago

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How can I install new fonts for use by OpenOffice

I need new fonts for Open Office but any instructions for adding new fonts say to follow instructions for adding fonts to my browser, which is ?Firefox. But I can't find … (read more)

I need new fonts for Open Office but any instructions for adding new fonts say to follow instructions for adding fonts to my browser, which is ?Firefox. But I can't find anything in Firefox to help me do that. I have downloaded several zip files and have unzipped them but they remain in my download file. Where should they be for use by OpenOffice?

Asked by Mitten2412 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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I am having a issue where the web address bar wont show any search suggestions even when the options are checked

I am having a issue where the web address bar wont show any search suggestions even when the options are checked...i've tried reinstalling the fire fox the it wont solve … (read more)

I am having a issue where the web address bar wont show any search suggestions even when the options are checked...i've tried reinstalling the fire fox the it wont solve the problem

Asked by Just_Arnold 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox blocks site says "connection is not secure" "did not grant any special permissions" problem just started

I have used this site for a long time now cannot access. I click on icon in menu bar say "allow" does not allow me to connect. Padlock with red slash says " in address b… (read more)

I have used this site for a long time now cannot access. I click on icon in menu bar say "allow" does not allow me to connect. Padlock with red slash says " in address bar connection not secure" but cannot change

Asked by henry1058 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do you log in instead of sign up?

Every time i get on firefox sign in screen it is on the sign up tab and when i try to enter my acount it creates an acount instead of logging in. I have tried 6 times to … (read more)

Every time i get on firefox sign in screen it is on the sign up tab and when i try to enter my acount it creates an acount instead of logging in. I have tried 6 times to do it and sadly, it never works.

Asked by Esears 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why does the DNS of my browser constantly switch itself to a Belguim location even though I have manually set all of my network adapter DNS to USA?

I have tried everything I can think of to manually set the DNS addresses in all of my network adapters and when i first start up Firefox, it shows my DNS (using whoer.ne… (read more)

I have tried everything I can think of to manually set the DNS addresses in all of my network adapters and when i first start up Firefox, it shows my DNS (using whoer.net) as the one I set it to. But usually after about 5 or 10 minutes it starts showing either two DNS addresses, the original one I set and also one from Belgium (194.187.251.66), or just the one from Belgium, for some reason. Is there any way to stop this from happening? I am using a vpn and socks5 and if the DNS location does not match my IP address location, then it looks like I am attempting to hide my location.

Thanks for your assistance.

Asked by chrisv213 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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As firefox shows only a partial file download history I would like to know how to see all the file names that I have downloaded .

I'm using firefox ver59.0 and I've seen it only shows the files I've downloaded in the last month or so in the download history folder. As I've moved or deleted some of t… (read more)

I'm using firefox ver59.0 and I've seen it only shows the files I've downloaded in the last month or so in the download history folder. As I've moved or deleted some of these files I would like to know how to see the file names or other details of the files that I downloaded in the past. Is this possible?

Asked by flyingangel 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Extremely high RAM usage

Hello everyone. I have an Alienware 15R3 with 16GB of RAM + Windows 10 ( with lastest updates). Since the last Firefox update to version 59.0.3, every time I play a video… (read more)

Hello everyone.

I have an Alienware 15R3 with 16GB of RAM + Windows 10 ( with lastest updates). Since the last Firefox update to version 59.0.3, every time I play a video from Youtube or any other video platforms, it consumes up to 6.5GB of RAM, no matter if video is 4K, 1080p or 144p. Also, fullscreen mode is unaccesable and trying to close the tab takes to long. In case you wonder, this occurs with only one tab open, the one used to play the video, no more programs, no more tabs or downloads, nor extensions added neither.

I've test the same videos and platforms in Edge without problems and no high ram usage (~800MB). ¿Is there a solution for this?

Asked by J4SSGG 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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I am dealing with a problem in the Firefox Browser that is putting bitcoin-like icons in my browser's toolbar.

I am dealing with a problem in the Firefox Browser that is putting bitcoin-like icons in my browser's toolbar. The browser is also repeatedly prompting me to perform upd… (read more)

I am dealing with a problem in the Firefox Browser that is putting bitcoin-like icons in my browser's toolbar. The browser is also repeatedly prompting me to perform updates. To me this seems like virus-like activity. Is it a virus that you have documented?


Matthew Motyl


edited out email from public and search/spam bots view.

Asked by mgmotyl 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 years ago