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How to create a redirect for your specific computer.

I am doing school online at home. I go to my login page, sign in, and get sent to the home page. From the home page i have to scroll to the bottom, click a link, click a … (read more)

I am doing school online at home. I go to my login page, sign in, and get sent to the home page. From the home page i have to scroll to the bottom, click a link, click a link on that next page, then access my assignments. Is there a way to login and then create a redirect from the page it sends me to to my assignments page?

Operating system: Windows 8.1 (performed a system refresh on a Windows 10 and ended up with 8.1 instead, not sure what happened but I like it)

Asked by C Mc 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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what do the orange and purple emojis and the end of my add ons?

Just installed the most recent FF update and in the extension screen I now see some orange and purple emojis and the end of the different adds ons. What do they mean? See… (read more)

Just installed the most recent FF update and in the extension screen I now see some orange and purple emojis and the end of the different adds ons. What do they mean? See attached screen shot. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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I'm over 80yrs. Used computers for yrs. but still a "newbie" . What's Private and non-private browsing??

It's getting more and more complicated for us "oldies". We're not adolescent typists on a so-called smart phone - and we're going to suffer when Kiwibank ditches cheque… (read more)

It's getting more and more complicated for us "oldies". We're not adolescent typists on a so-called smart phone - and we're going to suffer when Kiwibank ditches cheques and we have to learn all the ins and outs of on line banking. We were brought up in the days of times tables - pocket calculators weren't invented then. But it's overwhelming when we get all these instructions on setting up for the likes of "private" and "non-private" browsing, and the myriad of "apps" and "extensions" and whatever. If Microsoft Windows and Browsers of this day and age require a degree in how to use them, then I'll see if I can find a guru who can install Linux and a real simple Seniors Browser. Not one that sends you a host of emails on "useful hints" and "Things to do in Europe" if you happen to book and on-line ticket to see your grandchildren in Switzerland. Us 80's plus need something simple and safe to use. Forget all the gadgets. Can you re-shoe a horse - or tether one to a single furrow plough?

Asked by senior80 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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URL searchbar tries to load page when searching for something containing '.'

The Firefox browser tries to interpret anything containing a '.' as a website, even though many such things are clearly not valid websites. This makes searching for thing… (read more)

The Firefox browser tries to interpret anything containing a '.' as a website, even though many such things are clearly not valid websites. This makes searching for things containing a '.' inconvenient. A more intelligent check should be done, maybe a check to see if the text contains a valid public suffix (https://publicsuffix.org), since all websites should contain a valid public suffix. This is especially true since this list was originally created by Mozilla, i.e. they can easily integrate with it. Then searches containing '.' which are clearly not valid websites could be done from the URL searchbar.

Asked by HackerBoss 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I make firefox autocomplete most visted website instead of the website home page

So, I'm not really sure how to describe this, but I go to a few websites a lot, but I go to specific sections of their site and skip the home page entirely, I just moved … (read more)

So, I'm not really sure how to describe this, but I go to a few websites a lot, but I go to specific sections of their site and skip the home page entirely, I just moved over from chrome and it always knew what I wanted when I typed in the first 3 letters of the page, but firefox brings me to the actual page...which is technically correct but pretty annoying due to my habits.

For example, I go to android messages for web, the home page is worthless, but I want the web chat I type in 'mes' and brings me to the home page, not the actual useful page of messages for web

Asked by Pyroblock 1 year ago

Answered by Pyroblock 1 year ago

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Pocket (which I turned OFF) grabs ALL my bookmarks so I have to edit them into my bookmarks list; can I completely disable it?

Pocket was OK for a while, but about a week or so ago it started taking the URL whenever I clicked on Bookmarks in the Firefox menu (on a Mac running 10.12.6). I keep my … (read more)

Pocket was OK for a while, but about a week or so ago it started taking the URL whenever I clicked on Bookmarks in the Firefox menu (on a Mac running 10.12.6). I keep my bookmarks organized in a folder structure, so this makes me go back to the Bookmarks menu and choose Edit This Bookmark. I changed the value given in the instructions to disable it to FALSE as instructed, and restarted Firefox just in case. BUT it still acts the same way, grabbing the Bookmarks. I don't WANT Pocket. If anyone can tell me how to get it to stop working I would really appreciate it. Thank you for any help.

Asked by DrDave 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year 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 6 months ago

Answered by McCoy 6 months ago

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Turn off Switch to Tab?

IS there a way to disable Switch to Tab PERMANENTLY? IT would be SLIGHTLY less annoying if it REFRESHED the old tab when it brought you to it. But for some really dumb re… (read more)

IS there a way to disable Switch to Tab PERMANENTLY? IT would be SLIGHTLY less annoying if it REFRESHED the old tab when it brought you to it. But for some really dumb reason, it doesn't. I don't want to have to remember to press Alt every time because I literally can't think of a single time I would ever want it.

Asked by bttfpics 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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How can I delete all saved screenshots in FireFox Screenshots Beta? I would prefer a video explanation of this.

How can I delete all saved screenshots in FireFox Screenshots Beta? I would prefer a video explanation of this. I've saved quite a few screenshots, but I'd like to delete… (read more)

How can I delete all saved screenshots in FireFox Screenshots Beta? I would prefer a video explanation of this. I've saved quite a few screenshots, but I'd like to delete them so I can create updated versions.

Asked by JeffE_RA 2 years ago

Answered by JeffE_RA 2 years ago

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Fingerprinting protection doesn't work in FF67, try https://amiunique.org

Firefox 67 is suppose to block fingerprinting when activated in the security/privacy settings. Well, try this french site : https://amiunique.org and see what can be read… (read more)

Firefox 67 is suppose to block fingerprinting when activated in the security/privacy settings. Well, try this french site : https://amiunique.org and see what can be read from your system and browser. I'm wondering how can it be possible to block fingerprinting other than giving false/random/generic data and be like everyone, not unique...

Asked by rouelle 1 year ago

Answered by oneofthedamons 1 year ago

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Firefox 65. Remove any cookie - go to "cookies and site data" then "Save Change". But the "Save Changes" button is not there! My changes are not saved !?

According to the official Firefox procedure shown online, in order to remove individual cookies, go to Options-Privacy-"Cookies and Site Data", Manage Data. All cookies a… (read more)

According to the official Firefox procedure shown online, in order to remove individual cookies, go to Options-Privacy-"Cookies and Site Data", Manage Data. All cookies are listed in that screen. Select the cookie to remove then click on the "Remove" button. After all individual cookies have been selected and 'Removed', finally, click on the "Save Changes" button and exit the screen.

The problem is, NO "Save Changes" button exists on the screen in Firefox 65. And, in fact, when I exit the screen and reboot Firefox - none of my changes to the list of cookies are actually done.

How to I really manage to permanently remove specific cookies ??

Asked by ShanChi 1 year ago

Answered by ShanChi 1 year ago

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firefox address bar auto suggest star meaning

When I start typing in the address bar I get a list of suggestions. Some of them have a star on the left and some don't. I can delete the ones that don't (Shift - Delete)… (read more)

When I start typing in the address bar I get a list of suggestions. Some of them have a star on the left and some don't. I can delete the ones that don't (Shift - Delete). But I can't delete the ones with the star. What is the star for and how can I delete it?

Asked by yerksd 7 months ago

Answered by McCoy 7 months ago

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How do I close my browser after I have finished browsing. Do I just click the exit button or the "X" button on the browser interface window? Thank you.

I do not have any problem issue. I only want to know the basic principles of the closing down my Firefox browser after finishing a browsing session. Thank you.

Asked by Radevic 2 years ago

Answered by FFus3r 2 years ago