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URL search suggestions for sites I've never searched for or visited

Hello there, I've noticed that sometimes when I type a letter into the search bar it suggests a URL for a website I've never visited or searched for before. I've attached… (read more)

Hello there, I've noticed that sometimes when I type a letter into the search bar it suggests a URL for a website I've never visited or searched for before. I've attached a screenshot of this happening when I type the letter "u" into the search bar despite never having visited or searched for that website. Does anyone know why this is happening? I know I can turn off all site suggestions in the settings but I was wondering why sites are popping up that I've never visited.

Asked by pikminprodabest 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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URL autocomplete shows mail.ru

Hi Firefox-Supporters, I use Firefox for Android for long time. I use Firefox for Android Version 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515) Addons: uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger… (read more)

Hi Firefox-Supporters,

I use Firefox for Android for long time. I use

  • Firefox for Android Version 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515)
  • Addons: uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, NoScript, Decentraleyes
  • Autocomplete URLs (Settings - Search - Adress bar): active
  • Firefox for Android linked with a Firefox account and my Firefox Windows installation

Since about two weeks I sometimes get mail.ru as an Autocomplete URL suggestion when I am starting to type 'm', which should show mydealz.de as my by far the most visited website with letter m (visits: 10 or more / day). Sometimes the Autocomplete Feature still suggests mydealz.de. For months and years, it always suggested mydealz.de as expected, I have never seen any suggestion for mail.ru . Now I am wondering why sometimes mail.ru is suggested, as I did not make any (intentional) changes to my setup. Do you have any tips on finding the source for that suggestion? I was wondering if any app/addon or similar is opening the website in the background, as I did not open it intentionally.

Things I already checked/actions I made to find the potential source or at least fix the issue

  • Searched bookmarks (Android and Windows) for mail.ru - no bookmark set
  • Searched search engines (Android and Windows) for entry for mail.ru - no entry set
  • Searched history (Android and Windows) for visits of mail.ru - no entry
  • Delete browsing data (Android): works short-term, first suggestion after deletion is is monero.org with letter m, mail.ru showed after a few times typing 'm' in the adress bar.
  • Searched for newly installed apps on android phone - max. 1-2 new apps installed within the last weeks, would classify them as reliable.
  • Searched for newly installed apps and total scan for viruses on Windows Laptop - no new Apps installed, no virus found by MS Windows integrated scanner.

Would be glad if anybody got any tips on this.

Kind regards

Asked by skir7749 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Want to block Google popup that keeps telling me I should switch to Chrome

Every time I do a Google search in Firefox, a popup from Google appears suggesting that I change my browser to Chrome. It ignores my previous answers of “No thanks.” How … (read more)

Every time I do a Google search in Firefox, a popup from Google appears suggesting that I change my browser to Chrome. It ignores my previous answers of “No thanks.” How can I block that? I already have the popup blocker turned on in Firefox.

Asked by daywood 1 year ago

Answered by daywood 1 year ago

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Is it possible to move "Right to Left" languages to the right when searching?

When opening the mobile app and searching in english, the language appears on the left and it works great :), When searching in hebrew, the language appears on the … (read more)

When opening the mobile app and searching in english, the language appears on the left and it works great :),

When searching in hebrew, the language appears on the left as well, and it is really hard to type or edit.

Is it possible to add a new language that is Right To Left And display it on the Right?

Asked by yonatanab1 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Searching privately

When I select a text from any website there is no option to search privately (unless you're already in private mode). Having Firefox Focus installed makes the option appe… (read more)

When I select a text from any website there is no option to search privately (unless you're already in private mode). Having Firefox Focus installed makes the option appear but it opens the link there aka in a different app, it would be a lot better if you need have to install another app and yes I know i can just do it manually by copying the text, switch to private mode, pasting and then finally searching. It would save you 3 taps. (The images are with the Firefox Focus app uninstalled, I can provide more with it being installed and how it works.)

Asked by Alex 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Keyboard lags on iPhone and iPad

The onscreen Keyboard lags on both an iPhone and an iPad. I tried restarting the app and the devices and tried reset the keyboard dictionary. The issue persisted. The … (read more)

The onscreen Keyboard lags on both an iPhone and an iPad. I tried restarting the app and the devices and tried reset the keyboard dictionary. The issue persisted. The Keyboard doesn’t lag anywhere else.

Is this a known issue?

Asked by nickschirm 1 year ago

Answered by nickschirm 1 year ago

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How to go directly to a website without searching

Hello, I'm new to using a smart phone and have downloaded Firefox Mobile onto my Android phone. It works great when searching for a website but I have one that I already… (read more)

Hello,

I'm new to using a smart phone and have downloaded Firefox Mobile onto my Android phone. It works great when searching for a website but I have one that I already know and would like to go directly to it. Unfortunately every time I enter the URL I get a search for the website, not the website itself.

What am I doing wrong?

BTW, I'm not using my phone to post this question but rather my laptop (which I find easier to use). My phone is a Moto G Power (2020) using Android 11 and FF 110.0.1

Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 1 year ago

Answered by DreaSpirit 1 year ago

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browser history/bookmarks search option missing on android

There is no option for me to search through my browser history of bookmarks by selecting search and entering text. The search option does not exist in my browser. I'm su… (read more)

There is no option for me to search through my browser history of bookmarks by selecting search and entering text. The search option does not exist in my browser.

I'm sure I have the latest version and I find no way to solve this.

08Mar2023 Device: Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro Location: Switzerland

Asked by khaled.fleming 1 year ago

Answered by khaled.fleming 1 year ago

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Bug Report

I installed the "Google" app and the "Firefox" app. When I used the "Google" app to search for images, I found that I couldn't open the searched websites. I tried to use … (read more)

I installed the "Google" app and the "Firefox" app. When I used the "Google" app to search for images, I found that I couldn't open the searched websites. I tried to use the Samsung browser or Chrome browser and did not have this problem. I think this is a Firefox bug.I recorded the bug and uploaded it to Google Drive.The link address is https://drive.google.com/file/d/11k5DMzshHkYvvGGD4MpgqrlSRcQnkiGH/view?usp=drivesdk

Asked by MCV01 1 year ago

Answered by MCV01 1 year ago

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what's the secret to Mozilla search bar?

I search for "desktop" and it returns "Web pages" "page" along with desktop. None of the 81 results answer the query, "what is the desktop site?" in settings. Why? Why r… (read more)

I search for "desktop" and it returns "Web pages" "page" along with desktop. None of the 81 results answer the query, "what is the desktop site?" in settings. Why? Why return random words? Why don't Boolean operators work? Please tell me the trick to searching, it's becoming a daily routine.

Asked by andy 10 months ago

Answered by andy 10 months ago

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Using Mozilla as Default Browser

After selecting Mozilla as my default browser, I tried to perform a search but the only page that loads is the page that wants you to download Mozilla on desktop and andr… (read more)

After selecting Mozilla as my default browser, I tried to perform a search but the only page that loads is the page that wants you to download Mozilla on desktop and android, which I already have. Each time I've tried to do a search with Firefox this is the page that appears, no search results of any kind, but when I switch my search to duckduckgo and perform the search I get results. Can someone please help me understand why I can't perform a search using firefox?? Thank you in advance for your help!

Asked by Sarecee66 8 months ago

Answered by James 7 months ago

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google.com not displaying correctly

When I tapped on the firefox widget on my phone this morning, it showed "google.com" in the address bar but the page was blank. I checked this on my wife's phone and my t… (read more)

When I tapped on the firefox widget on my phone this morning, it showed "google.com" in the address bar but the page was blank. I checked this on my wife's phone and my tablet and the exact same thing happens. I tried turning off my two add blockers to see if that would make a difference but it did not. I then uninstalled and reinstalled firefox on my phone from the Google Store and logged back in and it still acted the same way. For fun, I then turned on "Desktop site" in the menu and then my normal google.com page opened up. When I turned off 'desktop site', it went back to a blank screen with the "home" icon, the address bar, number of tabs open box and the 3 dots menu bar showing on top, but nothing else. I then opened my computer and works fine on my desktop. So, not sure what is happening but definitely some problem with "google.com" address on firefox (unless I toggle on "desktop site".) I also cleared my cache (which of course, was completely empty when I deleted and then added on the firefox app at the google store). Seems like might be a problem on your end? Especially since seems to happen on all four android devices that I have. I've also attached screenshots of the two pages I get, the first regular, the second with 'desktop site' toggled on.

Asked by jim.sajdak 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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GOOGLE HOMEPAGE NOT LOADING ON ANDROID

Google homepage not loading on my mobile. Done all the recommended things, reboot, restart clear cache, uninstall, reinstall nothing works. My husband then checked his ph… (read more)

Google homepage not loading on my mobile. Done all the recommended things, reboot, restart clear cache, uninstall, reinstall nothing works. My husband then checked his phone and it is not loading on his either. Checked for updates and there are none available. We are running 121.0.1 Any advise or hepl appreciated.

Asked by susanelliott26 6 months ago

Answered by tonhu 6 months ago

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Google page... mobile version loading as white page.

There is an issue with mobile version of Google page, page loads as white page even at freshly installed Firefox nightly without any addons etc. When searching via addres… (read more)

There is an issue with mobile version of Google page, page loads as white page even at freshly installed Firefox nightly without any addons etc. When searching via address bar results are presented normally, but then when click on Google button to go into main page it load white page again. In addition I have checked it in my other device and it was the same behaviour, so it seems that something wrong is with Google itself. When use option to view page in desktop/computer mode page loads normally.

Asked by welchia 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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Firefox Mobile can't load google search page

As you see the Mozilla is a fresh installed, no extensions installed too. First try - open google search page right from the shortcut that is installed by default on the … (read more)

As you see the Mozilla is a fresh installed, no extensions installed too. First try - open google search page right from the shortcut that is installed by default on the start screen. Firefox just crash.

Asked by tntc4 5 months ago

Answered by Paul 5 months ago

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Entering search string in the URL text field doesn't work

Hi community, Hopefully, someone can help me with this strange issue: I've installed Firefox for iOS (iPhone) and would like to add DuckDuckGo as my default search engi… (read more)

Hi community,

Hopefully, someone can help me with this strange issue:

I've installed Firefox for iOS (iPhone) and would like to add DuckDuckGo as my default search engine but there seems to be an issue with the query string as shown on this support page.

When entering DDG to the list in Settings using the suggested query string "https://www.duckduckgo.com/search?q=%s", every search in the URL text field (in this case "vin") sends me to the DDG start page where my string is changed to "search" in the search field (see image) and below with a bunch of search engines. Then I have to enter my initial search string one more time.

Hopefully, this explanation makes sense.

What can I do? Any help is very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Peter

Asked by Peter Hartig 5 months ago

Answered by Kiki 4 months ago

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Filtering search results.

DuckDuckGo is default browser on iOS ad iMac. I want to block any and all Amazon.com results from my searches. How do I do that? If an overall block is not possible, h… (read more)

DuckDuckGo is default browser on iOS ad iMac. I want to block any and all Amazon.com results from my searches. How do I do that? If an overall block is not possible, how to I customize a search or the results list to filter out Amazon.com?

Asked by tynbai 2 months ago

Answered by Kiki 2 months ago