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Firefox always uses US settings instead of UK

I have set Firefox Developer Edition (Windows 10 20H2 & 21H2 and Ubuntu 18.04 & 20.04 installations, always kept up to date), to use English (United Kingdom) sett… (read more)

I have set Firefox Developer Edition (Windows 10 20H2 & 21H2 and Ubuntu 18.04 & 20.04 installations, always kept up to date), to use English (United Kingdom) settings in preferences. I have installed the UK Dictionary and made it the default for spellchecking. The Windows installation is also supposed to be respecting the OS regional settings. Firefox seems to be totally disregarding the settings and always giving me US as the location and US English for the spellcheck. This has been an issue for months if not years. I understand that many pages will be US biased, that is not a problem. The problems are that my country preference is being detected as US, and that I can not seem to get Firefox to actually use the UK Dictionary. I can supply additional information as required

Asked by DaveB 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Lockwise is gone but Firefox is notso good as an autofill option

I'm using Firefox to save my passwords, but I'm having troubles in having a good experience with it now that lockwise is gone. And lockwise was not perfect either but sti… (read more)

I'm using Firefox to save my passwords, but I'm having troubles in having a good experience with it now that lockwise is gone. And lockwise was not perfect either but still better.

If I create a new account on an app Firefox doesn't provide a way to autogenerate a password and then save the login data.

Please improve this feature because it is vital, especially if you deprecate the alternative.

Cheers

Asked by Giordano 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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Consistent "Trouble find that site" Errors on Windows 11

Recently I upgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 11 and since doing so, I've had consistent errors while browsing the web on Firefox. Most notably the "Humm. We're having tro… (read more)

Recently I upgraded my Windows 10 to Windows 11 and since doing so, I've had consistent errors while browsing the web on Firefox. Most notably the "Humm. We're having trouble finding that site." error message.

For example, when visiting, say Verizon.com, the tab will display the aforementioned error to which I press Try Again and the website loads correctly every-time. No hiccups on the refresh.

I've tried the following:

  1. I've performed a completely clean uninstall of Firefox and then reinstall
  2. Cleared all browser history/cache
  3. Removed all extensions
  4. Disabled IPv6, HTTPS Over DNS, No Proxy
  5. Ran through Firefox's troubleshooting
  6. Used Firefox Troubleshooting Mode in the Browser
  7. Tested that the problem does not happen while using Edge

I've never had a single problem on Windows 10 with Firefox. Curious if others are experiencing the same issues and if there are any fixes. Nothing else on the PC has changed.

  • Windows 11 21H2 2200.348
  • Network driver is the latest Win11 edition
  • Firefox 95

Asked by Justin 7 months ago

Answered by Justin 6 months ago

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Mode mobile in Firefox Develop

en-US: My Browser Firefox Developer not enter mode Mobile with CRTL + SHIFT + M. Clicked f12 and click smartphone ok. Comand Allowed, more not apply Version 96.0b3 64bit … (read more)

en-US: My Browser Firefox Developer not enter mode Mobile with CRTL + SHIFT + M. Clicked f12 and click smartphone ok. Comand Allowed, more not apply Version 96.0b3 64bit

PT-BR: Meu Browser Firefox Developer não entra em modo Mobile com o comando CTRL + SHIFT + M. Clicando f12 e clicando no smartphone funciona modo mobile. O coando está selecionado, mas mesmo assim não funciona. Version 96.0b3 64bit

Asked by softwarealles 6 months ago

Answered by softwarealles 6 months ago

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Migration to Wife's new Apple iMac, her bookmarks have been replaced by mine

I used Apple Migration Assistant to move the entirety of my wife's old iMac (the old computer won't accept updates, so her machine was not secure) to a new one. The migra… (read more)

I used Apple Migration Assistant to move the entirety of my wife's old iMac (the old computer won't accept updates, so her machine was not secure) to a new one. The migration operation appeared smooth and essentially perfect.

Somehow my Bookmarks have overwritten my wife's (years ago, I turned Synch = ON, was that it? Synch is OFF now). The bookmarks are still OK on the old computer, so how do I locate and move that info to the new machine "AND BE SURE TO GET IT RIGHT"? My wife is the family business manager, so her bookmarks are Insurance, Banking, Healthcare, etc.

I've done some searching, but there are thousands of posts, I can't wade through all of that.

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Asked by pete.pesheck 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Crashing Nearly Daily, Reinstall to fix umppc.pdb umppc14210.dll Crashing Thread GeckoMain

Hello! I am in a work environment and I am trying to determine if there is something in our security systems that is preventing Firefox from running properly. Once Firefo… (read more)

Hello! I am in a work environment and I am trying to determine if there is something in our security systems that is preventing Firefox from running properly. Once Firefox is installed, it works the rest of the day with no issue but almost daily the morning after, it will start to open then instantly crash. When I check the crash logs, it shows in most of them: Modules - Filename: umppc14210.dll Version: 6.28.14210.0 Debug Identifier: B9143DE260194C88AB48EFD6782C9EAF1 Debug File Name: umppc.pdb Signed By: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Some are this instead: Filename: umppc14105.dll Version: 6.27.14105.0 Debug Identifier: CE458B39D37A4C65A60024BBACED6EB31 Debug File Name: umppc.pdb Signed By: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Crash Reasons from multiple crashes: Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ffa13aacf87 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0x0000000000000000 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_EXEC Crash Address 0x00007ff90af7b040 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ff8d4fbea86 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ff8d4fbea86 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION Crash Address 0x00007ff8d4fbea86 Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0x000005234242b500


The Module xul.dll listed is almost always first in the list multiple times. Crashing Thread (0), Name: GeckoMain Frame 0 Module xul.dll Signature GetDoubleWrappedJSObject(XPCCallContext&, XPCWrappedNative*) Source js/xpconnect/src/XPCWrappedNativeJSOps.cpp:222 Trust context

When using the dark theme from Firefox, Google searching seems to break completely as well as some pages will not load which may be related to this.

I have already tried uninstalling Firefox, deleting all of the folders, then reinstalling with a freshly downloaded installer (Even tried the beta one) with same results. It seems potentially MAYBE related to how long ago I closed Firefox before I shut down (Like Firefox is trying to save something to a secure location and times out, then it will work but if it hasn't timed out, then it crashes... or this is my guess)

The Signature seems to change randomly for the crash between crashes. ID: aea4dc0b-5fb6-42e7-994a-d2a960211123 Signature: GetDoubleWrappedJSObject ID: 34686de9-c473-4df3-bb6d-cb8160211123 Signature: mozilla::dom::XMLHttpRequestMainThread::OnRedirectVerifyCallback ID: aa6c916b-141c-491b-998c-a90bf0211123 Signature: nsLineBreaker::AppendText ID: 915ecd96-399a-4257-995a-77bb30211123 Signature: fdlibm::acos ID: 995d35ff-7beb-4230-98d6-4839b0211123 Signature: fdlibm::acos ID: e3144271-4bd4-4bcf-8222-9f6060211123 Signature: fdlibm::acos ID: 60dc1a34-a80d-4e9e-94f5-1ed530211123 Signature: nsDisplayCanvas::CreateWebRenderCommands


I really am tired of constantly reinstalling Firefox but I do not want to use Chrome or Edge unless websites require it.

Asked by ngruebmeyer 7 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Video lagging

Hello, I have issues with Firefox developer version for couple months now, when I play videos, like youtube, or other sites they constantly lag. They play for like 1min a… (read more)

Hello, I have issues with Firefox developer version for couple months now, when I play videos, like youtube, or other sites they constantly lag. They play for like 1min and lag, continue for another 2min then lag etc etc. (even short videos on twitter lag). It was not like that before and I don't have this problem in other browsers. Does anyone know what can be the problem here? Thanks

Asked by nicaya 9 months ago

Answered by Bithiah 9 months ago

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White text over white in some sites

So, certain web pages apparently have text in white font color while also using a white background. I'd blame it on the team behind the page, but it seems that it works w… (read more)

So, certain web pages apparently have text in white font color while also using a white background. I'd blame it on the team behind the page, but it seems that it works well on Chrome, so I'd like to know how to fix it.

Examples: 1: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/QT/parasitesinsectcard.html 2: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

Add-Ons: ThanksToYou tabs Speedtweaks (none active at moment of taking screenshots, though) OneTab.

I'd add images, but they take way too long to upload

Asked by tomasfelipe29 7 months ago

Answered by tomasfelipe29 7 months ago

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Firefox Beta Microsoft Store

Great news about Firefox being added to the Microsoft Store. It seems to me that method of keeping Firefox up-to-date might be more effective than the traditional Mozill… (read more)

Great news about Firefox being added to the Microsoft Store. It seems to me that method of keeping Firefox up-to-date might be more effective than the traditional Mozilla background service. However, I use the Beta channel. Is there any chance that channel will be added to MS Store? Regardless of the version I assume that you have to completely uninstall the conventional Firefox install and lose all your about:config and other settings (anything not included in Sync).

Asked by Michael McCain 7 months ago

Answered by Amelia 7 months ago

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My bookmarks are on the tabs toolbar at the top, and the bookmarks toolbar below the URL/search bar is empty

I noticed the toolbars had changed positions and thought I'd use the customize page to see if I could reorganize them. Somehow I ended up with the usual three toolbars, … (read more)

I noticed the toolbars had changed positions and thought I'd use the customize page to see if I could reorganize them. Somehow I ended up with the usual three toolbars, but bookmarks are on the top (tabs) toolbar, not the bottom (bookmarks) toolbar, which is empty. This is Ubuntu 21, firefox 95.0b2.

Top: Starting on the far left are the Ubuntu window controls, my bookmarks. and tabs. Middle: The customized URL/search bar. Bottom: The bookmarks toolbar, which is empty. I know this is so because CTRL-SHIFT-B hides and shows it.

I can drag bookmarks on the top(tabs) toolbar around, reorganize them, and and delete bookmarks and folders, but always only on the top (tabs) toolbar. I cannot drag any of them to the bottom (empty bookmarks) toolbar.

Asked by felix39 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Firefox Dark theme suddenly started forcing web sites to use dark themes as well

I have been using the FF dark theme for a while now and am used to it, but I do not like other websites dark (for example youtube, ietf documents, etc.) and suddenly fire… (read more)

I have been using the FF dark theme for a while now and am used to it, but I do not like other websites dark (for example youtube, ietf documents, etc.) and suddenly firefox has started showing them in dark mode as well. I have tried to search for a fix for this with no success so far. What I have tried so far: set ui.systemUsesDarkTheme to 0 set browser.in-content.dark-mode to false

Please help me disable Firefox requesting dark websites while I still use the dark theme itself. Regards.

Asked by scienide00 8 months ago

Answered by scienide00 8 months ago

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auto selecting Google search results

Beta auto selects the top search results when I perform a Google search and repeats this activity so I can't scroll through the results. 94.0.0-beta.5 (Build #2015841163… (read more)

Beta auto selects the top search results when I perform a Google search and repeats this activity so I can't scroll through the results.

94.0.0-beta.5 (Build #2015841163) AC: 94.0.10, 3cc6c80e89 GV: 94.0-20211021185848 AS: 85.4.0

Asked by mrclvitale 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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bookmarks line spacing doubled

Hello, Since my last update, Firefox 93, my bookmarks present a huge line spacing between them, line spacing that I would like to control to see more bookmarks at a time.… (read more)

Hello, Since my last update, Firefox 93, my bookmarks present a huge line spacing between them, line spacing that I would like to control to see more bookmarks at a time. Do you know how to proceed ? Thank you very much.

Asked by snamedpers1 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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stop looping of animations and videos

I'd swear that I used to be able to click on an animation/video/gif to stop at looping, but I cannot stop this one by doing that: https://d2rdhxfof4qmbb.cloudfront.net/wp… (read more)

I'd swear that I used to be able to click on an animation/video/gif to stop at looping, but I cannot stop this one by doing that:

https://d2rdhxfof4qmbb.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/20190129121540/facts-min.gif

It must've been one of those custom settings I had before I got the new computer and ran a clean install of firefox.

I have set media seamless looping to off in about:config, but I can't see what other preferences would relate to this.

Mac OS 12.0 Monterey, FF 94.0 beta

Asked by Foxfree99 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox 94 showing unwanted email domains for email field. How do I stop it?

Somewhere between firefox developer edition 80 and firefox developer edition 94 a bug was introduced that results in firefox showing a huge list of possible public domain… (read more)

Somewhere between firefox developer edition 80 and firefox developer edition 94 a bug was introduced that results in firefox showing a huge list of possible public domains for an email address that i'm trying to enter.

Firefox should only show values I've entered previously. Instead it shows garbage such as gmail and yahoo as shown in the picture.

How do I wipe the list that it's using so that it never happens again?

Asked by david537 8 months ago

Answered by david537 8 months ago

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Firefox Developer Edition doesn't display screenshots correctly

After I take a screenshot of the whole screen or a part of the screen on Windows, it goes to the clipboard. But when i paste this screenshot in websites, it appears in a … (read more)

After I take a screenshot of the whole screen or a part of the screen on Windows, it goes to the clipboard. But when i paste this screenshot in websites, it appears in a bunch of coloured stripes, like a broken TV screen. What's the problem?

Asked by atomh4xx0r 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Change in the way Firefox suggests as I type in the address bar

Until recently, when I started typing in the address bar, FF was offering suggestions that were clearly based on addresses I had gone to in the past and seemed remarkably… (read more)

Until recently, when I started typing in the address bar, FF was offering suggestions that were clearly based on addresses I had gone to in the past and seemed remarkably prescient about where I wanted to go. For example, if I typed the name of my hosting service, Seanet, one of the top 2 or 3 choices would be Seanet's login page.

Now, if I type "sean" for example, I get a bunch of irrelevant stuff ("sean connery") and about 10 lines down, it says "firefox suggests" and one of those is the login page. I ran into an article talking about how to change settings under privacy/address bar, but those don't affect this behavior. They change what might be the source of suggestions, and I limited it to browsing history, and that didn't help at all.

Maybe this is something that can't be fixed, but things were easier when FF listed very near the top the actual addresses I went to. Not all have deteriorated, e.g. (to reveal stuff about me) typing "x" gets xkcd.com as the first suggestion, and typing "e" gets explainxkcd.com as the first (sorry, sometimes I don't get the computer references and need an explanation).

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by zarky1 8 months ago

Answered by zarky1 8 months ago

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Browser Cache breaks the website in Mozilla Firefox, but works fine on Google Chrome

Hello, I am a Web Developer, fixing a website for my client. After the page is cached in Mozilla Firefox the layout breaks, when I clean the cache everything is back to n… (read more)

Hello,

I am a Web Developer, fixing a website for my client. After the page is cached in Mozilla Firefox the layout breaks, when I clean the cache everything is back to normal. This issue is only present in Mozilla Firefox, I don't have that issue with Google Chrome.

Website URL: https://www.impeccablex.com/ Please see the screenshots attached, you can see the layout before and after.

I have tried almost everything that I could think of, don't know what to try next. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance! Best Regards, Mario C.

Asked by cvetkovski.mario 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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The addresses of people who have never used my computer are showing up in my autofill.

In my "saved addresses" list under the Privacy and Security section of Firefox Settings, there are two addresses of people that have never used my computer. One formerly … (read more)

In my "saved addresses" list under the Privacy and Security section of Firefox Settings, there are two addresses of people that have never used my computer. One formerly went to my school, and the other is a stranger. I can think of no way that they could have had access to my account at any time. Are there any other possible explanations for this?

Asked by tjnpo 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago