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Firefox anticipates and places words in my e-mail

Firefox anticipates and automatically causes words to be placed in my e-mails. This interferes with my thoughts and writing. It is disrupting, disturbing, and offensive… (read more)

Firefox anticipates and automatically causes words to be placed in my e-mails. This interferes with my thoughts and writing. It is disrupting, disturbing, and offensive.

How can I stop this in my e-mail? Can I turn it off? If not, Firefox please remove this unwanted and intrusive feature from your system or at least give users the option to turn it on or off.

Asked by rlwlet 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Add Ons

Well, I don't know what changed! My antivir tells me that I got a tracking cookie but they want money to delete it. So I searched and found an add on called "NoScript" wh… (read more)

Well, I don't know what changed! My antivir tells me that I got a tracking cookie but they want money to delete it. So I searched and found an add on called "NoScript" who could maybe do the job for me.

But my problem is: I am (always) online with Firefox. If I want to download/install ANY add on, the site always tells me "Only in Firefox - Download and install now". As I am online with the newest version (79.0) , I absolutely don't understand this message. Okay, so I gave it a chance, hit the button and "installed" what's allready on my computer. But after that there is no change! If I want the add on, I still get the same message: "Only in Firefox - Download and install now"

What can you do for me or is there (really?) anything I have to change to be able to install AddOns again?


Nun, ich weiß nicht, was sich geändert hat! Mein Antivirus sagt mir, ich hätte einen Tracking Cookie, aber die wollen Geld für die Löschung. Also have ich gesucht und ein AddOn namens "NoScript" gefunden, das diesen Job möglicherweise erledigen kann.

Doch habe ich ein Problem: Ich bin (immer) mit Firefox online. Und wenn ich IRGENDEIN AddOn herunterladen/installieren will, erklärt mir die Seite stets "Nur mit Firefox - Laden Sie Firefox jetzt herunter". Da ich immer mit der neuesten Version (79.0) online bin, kann ich diese Nachricht nicht absolut nicht verstehen. Okay, also versuchte ich es einmal, klickte den Button und "installierte", was bereits auf meinem Computer ist. Doch danach hat sich nichts geändert! Wenn ich das AddOn will, bekomme ich nach wie vor die selbe Nachricht: "Nur mit Firefox - Laden Sie Firefox jetzt herunter"

Was könnt Ihr für mich tun oder gibt es da (tatsächlich?) etwas, das ich ändern muß, um wieder AddOns installieren zu können?

Asked by magmadrag 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Picture-In-Picture button no longer launching, just pauses video on Youtube.

I literally happen right after Adobe popped up say Supports is ending. I unpopped out my video to read it because it popped up. I went back to play the video and go PIP m… (read more)

I literally happen right after Adobe popped up say Supports is ending. I unpopped out my video to read it because it popped up. I went back to play the video and go PIP mode and nothing. I click the button overly and pauses the video.

Asked by mrbunnylamakins 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Help me

Hello I hope you are well Firefox account has been locked since yesterday. Gmail account is mine but not logged. Email: [email]@gmail.com Email: [email2]@gmail.com Thank … (read more)

Hello I hope you are well Firefox account has been locked since yesterday. Gmail account is mine but not logged.

Email: [email]@gmail.com Email: [email2]@gmail.com

Thank you very much

Asked by pc2 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Facebook and Firefox

I use now Firefox as my standard browser. Everything works fine. But I noticed a few weeks ago that Facebook isn't working properly. I get a message as: "your browser isn… (read more)

I use now Firefox as my standard browser. Everything works fine. But I noticed a few weeks ago that Facebook isn't working properly. I get a message as: "your browser isn't supported by Facebook." Facebook appears than in a simplified version. What can I do?

Asked by jan.noblesse 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmarks

I ran the refresh Firefox in the uninstall wizard. I understood that my bookmarks would not be effected but they are all gone, is there any possibility of retrieving them… (read more)

I ran the refresh Firefox in the uninstall wizard. I understood that my bookmarks would not be effected but they are all gone, is there any possibility of retrieving them?

Asked by w.h.moore 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I don't even know how to solve this in about:config

In previous versions, I could open an image within the same tab, now you can only open it in a new tab and if it's on a malware site, tough luck. Also, for one Firefox pr… (read more)

In previous versions, I could open an image within the same tab, now you can only open it in a new tab and if it's on a malware site, tough luck. Also, for one Firefox process there used to be a single window in the taskbar, now it's one for each tab, and that's completely pointless.

Asked by shadowfaction97 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Laptop Slowdown - Task Manager Shows Almost 100% Memory Usage

Hello - first I just want to acknowledge how great it is to have a free browser, and the great work the (un-or underpaid) Mozilla team has done lo these many years - than… (read more)

Hello - first I just want to acknowledge how great it is to have a free browser, and the great work the (un-or underpaid) Mozilla team has done lo these many years - thank you.

Okay, just want to put this out there but it seems sometime after version 90 of my Firefox browser I am seeing extreme slowdowns on my underwhelming Dell 5520 Inspiron laptop, circa 2014, running Windows 8.1. I also have Malwarebytes and Avast Premium Antivirus running together. My last Windows update was about two weeks ago (11 Nov 2021). My Firefox browser is currently 94.0.2.

I have noticed this four times. I typically browse Reddit but sometimes it's with Youtube. This is normally the scenario: 1) Launch browser; 2) navigate to website; 3) keep tab open for several hours and in many cases my laptop will go to sleep at least once; 4) at some point after waking up PC, logging in then continuing to browse, a warning banner in Firefox will tell me "This website is slowing your browser down. Stop it?", but if I wait at least 5 seconds it will automatically clear; 5) launch Task Manager - which is not easy because of what is going on but after 30-60 seconds it will appear; 6) notice that memory usage is extremely high and most processes are coming to a halt; 7) close Firefox and thing return to normal after 30-45 seconds. I've attached some before and after screenshots. The "before" is after browsing Reddit for about 3 hours and my laptop went to sleep twice; the "after" is when Firefox was closed (two tabs were open - one Reddit, the other Youtube) and then waiting about 30 seconds. Firefox instances take a little time to disappear from Task Manager, apparently.

Lots of variables to consider here: Latest antivirus program not working well? Extensions? (I have three extensions - Adblock Plus, Privacy Badger and Ecosia Search) Perhaps Firefox itself? Motherboard/DIMMs that is/are overdue for the landfill? Windows sucks? (rhetorical).

I guess I am not really looking for help but instead just want to log this as a heads-up to anyone who is encountering the same problem under the same conditions. I will continue experimenting with refreshing my instance of Firefox and possibly turning off browsers/antivirus components in a selective manner to see if it makes any difference. There is also the possibility that a Windows Update has broken something so maybe a restore point is in order here.

Thanks again for offering such a great product.

- Ngo

Asked by ngowun 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Family Farm neighbors not loading in firefox

I use Firefox for Facebook game called Family Farm. My neighbors will not load and a few other glitches. I know it is Firefox because I had to download Chrome and played … (read more)

I use Firefox for Facebook game called Family Farm. My neighbors will not load and a few other glitches. I know it is Firefox because I had to download Chrome and played on it. Chrome loads my neighbors on Facebook. Also for some reason Firefox is hogging my memory then crashing. It takes a while to crash but still should not be happening. I cleared cache and optimized and everything to maintenance my computer. Any help appreciated.

Asked by KatF. 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

Black tabs

I am asking a question I have seen asked a hundred times but I've never seen answered. I will start with firefox is NOT in full screen. A number of updates back all tabs… (read more)

I am asking a question I have seen asked a hundred times but I've never seen answered. I will start with firefox is NOT in full screen. A number of updates back all tabs but the one currently being viewed has become blacked out. All that is visible is a firefox symbol or if it's a search page, the google symbol. Not the page title as before. Before the update all tab details were visible at all times. How do I revert to having my tab details being displayed so I don't have to go through all tabs to find the one I want. I don't want to know another way of finding a particular page I have open, just how to bring back the tab information as it always was. I'm very close to changing browsers because of this tragic improvement firefox has implemented.

Asked by box4scams 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Firefox 98 for Windows

How can I prevent websites from tracking my mouse cursor? I was searching for the question for a long time and couldn't find any answers. Basically. I open a site, I want… (read more)

How can I prevent websites from tracking my mouse cursor? I was searching for the question for a long time and couldn't find any answers.

Basically. I open a site, I want to click on Back or close the tab and it sends a pop up like "wait, don't go!" etc.

Any ideas? I think about extension or option in settings/configs.

I guess like my question is very unique or was skipped by search engines.

I hope for help.

Asked by kanhuto 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox doesn't work when minimized

Firefox usually works great, but starting last night it has been messing with my computer like crazy. I have a wireless mouse, and a Wacom tablet/pen. Everything has work… (read more)

Firefox usually works great, but starting last night it has been messing with my computer like crazy.

I have a wireless mouse, and a Wacom tablet/pen. Everything has worked fine, but starting last night I had to Restore Down the Firefox window with the Wacom because nothing happens when I try with my mouse. Once the window is has been Restored Down, my mouse freezes, and I have to go into Task Manager with the keyboard to get it to work again. I then have to use my Wacom as a mouse if I want to click something in the taskbar, the mouse for the start menu and any non-Firefox programs, and Firefox will just not work at all. I can't switch/open new tabs, I can't click the address bar, or the search bar, I can't go to a different site, or anything.

I have to open Task Manager to close out Firefox, then everything works fine. I reopen Firefox and it works fine except not being able to use the Minimize, Rrestore down, and Close buttons without using my Wacom, and then when I do, the cycle repeats.

I have tried unplugging things, putting in new batteries, nothing has worked and I don't know what could be causing this issue when Firefox has worked great for me all these years. I'm currently running a virus scan on my PC, but I don't see why it would ONLY be effecting Firefox.

Asked by eveandmi 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Wire web app not working after update to firefox 80

This site https://app.wire.com/auth/ is not working properly after update to firefox 80. I see login screen, press arrow to login then server sync starts and stops after … (read more)

This site https://app.wire.com/auth/ is not working properly after update to firefox 80. I see login screen, press arrow to login then server sync starts and stops after a second and I am back at login screen. Worked fine in firefox 79 this morning.

Asked by Piterk 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unwanted Update

Is it possible to undo an unwanted update of Firefox after it has replace a 32 bit with 64 bit service and has eliminated every thing I had on installed over the past fou… (read more)

Is it possible to undo an unwanted update of Firefox after it has replace a 32 bit with 64 bit service and has eliminated every thing I had on installed over the past four or five years?

Asked by w2mclark 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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PDF no longer opening from website

Opening PDF files from websites always worked, but now for some reason this no longer works. A new tab quickly opens, but immediately closes again. Could be the website, … (read more)

Opening PDF files from websites always worked, but now for some reason this no longer works. A new tab quickly opens, but immediately closes again. Could be the website, but how do I find out.

Simply downloading PDFs from another website works fine.

Asked by alfingfabri 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago