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Google search bar from center of firefox screen now defaults to URL screen -its VERY sloppy and distracting

I have used mozilla firefox for over 5 years. It have always had a GOOGLE search bar in the center of the screen and it has worked correctly - now whenever i try to input… (read more)

I have used mozilla firefox for over 5 years. It have always had a GOOGLE search bar in the center of the screen and it has worked correctly - now whenever i try to input words into the GOOGLE search bar located in the center of the screen it defaults and jumps to the URL/Web Address Bar at the near top off the screen - this jump to the address bar is VERY distracting and inconvenient! How can I revert to using ONLY the search bar in the center of the screen? I have worked on this for two solid days and none of the recommended fixes have worked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Google and Firefox numerous times but now it always defaults any Google search to the address bar! THIS MUST STOP!!! Thanks!!! Sincerely!!!

Asked by ekbass 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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scrolling is not working on some sites.

on some pages, etsy for example, the page loads but I can't scroll down the page. When I cut and paste the link into chrome, it works perfectly so I know it's not my mous… (read more)

on some pages, etsy for example, the page loads but I can't scroll down the page. When I cut and paste the link into chrome, it works perfectly so I know it's not my mouse or keyboard. This is something that has happened over the last few weeks.

I've cleared all cookies, cache, reinstalled firefox, all the usualy things but to no avail.

please can anyone provide a real solution?

this is an example of a page that won't scroll:

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/655397682/pentagram-crow-skull-choker-necklace

Asked by nimrod9264 11 months ago

Answered by nimrod9264 11 months ago

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Search not working

When I type a search query into the address bar and pres enter nothing happens, the little dot symbol just goes back and forth. Tried changing search engine, no change. M… (read more)

When I type a search query into the address bar and pres enter nothing happens, the little dot symbol just goes back and forth. Tried changing search engine, no change. MS Edge works OK.

I have just moved to Spain, could this be an issue, it never has in the past. Also Firefox updated to 91.0.2 just before I left UK.

Cheers Peter

Asked by Ipsleylodger2 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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How do I make Firefox open new tabs next to the current tab?

Original question: > I want the new tabs to open next to the current tab and not at the end of my 644 tabs. Use to open next to the current tab and then I had to rese… (read more)

Original question:

> I want the new tabs to open next to the current tab and not at the end of my 644 tabs. Use to open next to the current tab and then I had to reset FF and now I can't get it back the way I had it. What do I need to add or change to get the behavior I want and had?

Link to original question which now has an incorrect chosen solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1263537

Asked by Victor 11 months ago

Answered by Victor 11 months ago

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Unexpected event profile-after-change

Getting this error message "Unexpected event profile-after-change" after the update of 91.0.1. Also, webpages do not display correctly and get numerous other errors from… (read more)

Getting this error message "Unexpected event profile-after-change" after the update of 91.0.1. Also, webpages do not display correctly and get numerous other errors from the Browser console.

Asked by bcoville 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Open all synced tabs

Hello everyone, I have always been a fan of the sync feature. i have 3 devices i use everyday with my tabs open between all of them. now, just recently i switched to linu… (read more)

Hello everyone, I have always been a fan of the sync feature. i have 3 devices i use everyday with my tabs open between all of them. now, just recently i switched to linux and ported over my 500+ open tabs using the sync feature by just clicking "Open all taps" button. while playing around i missed up the os and had to reinstall it. now i am here in firefox looking at my synced tabs little window and there is no "open all tabs" button anymore. where did it get moved to? i looked everywhere and i couldn't find it. i cant just spend two or so hours opening all my tabs manually...

Thank you for your time.

Asked by waelother12 11 months ago

Answered by waelother12 11 months ago

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How to force Firefox to trust my mitm https proxy certificate?

Hi! I want to dump/debug http traffic with mitm proxy: https://github.com/ganskef/LittleProxy-mitm . This proxy generates it's own root certificate which i manually impor… (read more)

Hi!

I want to dump/debug http traffic with mitm proxy: https://github.com/ganskef/LittleProxy-mitm . This proxy generates it's own root certificate which i manually imported to Firefox from about:preferences#privacy > View Certificates > Authorities > Import. I verified that cert shows up after importing it. But I get errors despite of that:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.youtube.com. Peer’s certificate has an invalid signature.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE

Is there a way to bypass it?

Asked by wybqogzigoxruxdhnp 11 months ago

Answered by wybqogzigoxruxdhnp 11 months ago

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Version compatible with MAC Lion OS

What is the last Firefox version that works with MAC Lion OS X 10.7.5? I have a study program of that vintage that plugs into firefox and the version on the computer now … (read more)

What is the last Firefox version that works with MAC Lion OS X 10.7.5?

I have a study program of that vintage that plugs into firefox and the version on the computer now is 3.0.10 (from year 2009 and the program does not work with it.

The program is compatible with Lion OS X 10.7.5 but the Firefox version is too old.

The version 3.0.10 on the computer does not work well with most sites or crashes. The intent is not to expect to browse, just be new enough for this program for its dedicated use.

Asked by breckwngs 10 months ago

Answered by James 10 months ago

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Firefox does not recognize many content types

Recently the majority of content types have disappeared from the Applications section in the Settings. (See the attached screenshot) Even Word and other MS Office files a… (read more)

Recently the majority of content types have disappeared from the Applications section in the Settings. (See the attached screenshot) Even Word and other MS Office files are not on the list any more. Consequently, when I open a Word file, Firefox asks me where to save it and does not offer to either save it or open it.

I tried editing handlers.json file and added an entry for PDF files. Now upon clicking on a link that leads to a PDF file, Firefox prompts me to open it or save it. However, if I choose to open it, the file gets saved in the Downloads folder, rather than Temp folder like previously. The result is that the Downloads folder gets filled with files that I have opened but did not want to save and keep.

I created a new Firefox profile to see whether the previous list of content types would return. This did not work, and the new profile, too, shows only a few content types.

What could be the problem? Thanks.

Asked by allcort 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

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Remove extra toolbar or extra address bar at the top of Firefox

I had to reinstall Firefox after installing a new hard drive. I have an extra toolbar or extra address bar at the top of the page. I have tried everything to make it go… (read more)

I had to reinstall Firefox after installing a new hard drive. I have an extra toolbar or extra address bar at the top of the page. I have tried everything to make it go away. I have searched and searched. Nothing works. It takes up space and is not necessary. How do I make it go away and stay away??HELP!

Asked by Newbie 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox gives "Firefox is already running but not responding error" when opening links from other applications

Hi, I frequently have a problem where I will receive this error message every time I try to open a link from another application or the Windows desktop: "Firefox is alrea… (read more)

Hi,

I frequently have a problem where I will receive this error message every time I try to open a link from another application or the Windows desktop: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."

The existing Firefox window is running perfectly fine with no problems, and I am forced to copy and paste links to open them.

The problem goes away temporarily if I restart Firefox but usually starts happening again not long after.

I did search for help with this problem but the only results I found were in relation to the Firefox process actually being stalled and preventing the application being re-opened, this is NOT what is occurring for me.

Asked by David Pardy 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Updates Disabled by System Administrator - I want it Enabled

For some reason after the version 87 update, I cannot get any updates for Firefox unless I completely remove my Firefox browser application including all registry entries… (read more)

For some reason after the version 87 update, I cannot get any updates for Firefox unless I completely remove my Firefox browser application including all registry entries under Software for Firefox and Mozilla. Then I was able to obtain version 91.0 by installing a fresh copy of Firefox. However, I still get the message under Settings: "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Clicking on that message shows that the policy DisableAppUpdate is true.

I searched the directories C:/Windows/PolicyDefinitions and C:/Windows/PolicyDefinitions/en-US, but could not find the offending poicy DisableAppUpdate. This policy is set to true by the system administrator. I am the only user and have administrator privileges. How can I set this policy to false or remove this policy? I want to get updates!!

Thank you, Peter Nevard

Asked by pnevard 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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What is the default Firefox Windows Size?

defaultPref("privacy.window.maxInnerWidth", 1000); defaultPref("privacy.window.maxInnerHeight", 1000); Instead of 1000 what is the default value Firefox uses? … (read more)

defaultPref("privacy.window.maxInnerWidth", 1000); defaultPref("privacy.window.maxInnerHeight", 1000);

Instead of 1000 what is the default value Firefox uses?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Video Downloader Add In

Is there a way to determine where the add on saves files? I do not see any way to do this. My preference for "file saving" is "always ask" and I can't seem to add MP4 in … (read more)

Is there a way to determine where the add on saves files? I do not see any way to do this. My preference for "file saving" is "always ask" and I can't seem to add MP4 in the applications box. This is not a problem with Video Download Helper (3 colored circles). That add on allows one to select where things should be saved. Sometimes that add-on does not work but Video Downloader does.

Asked by Silenus 12 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 12 months ago

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jsonlz4 file did not import bookmarks when I chose the restore/choose file option

I needed to have Windows 10 wiped and reinstalled from my laptop, and the guy who did it cloned my files to save everything. I saw instructions on another post on how to … (read more)

I needed to have Windows 10 wiped and reinstalled from my laptop, and the guy who did it cloned my files to save everything. I saw instructions on another post on how to find the bookmarks file under Profile, but it didn't do anything after confirming that it would wipe out all current bookmarks. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by jayhutchison 11 months ago

Answered by jayhutchison 11 months ago

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Turn off permanent private browsing mode

I did not knowingly turn on permanent private browsing mode, but it is on and I can not find any way to turn it off. How do I turn it off? Running FF 91.0.1 on Win 10. … (read more)

I did not knowingly turn on permanent private browsing mode, but it is on and I can not find any way to turn it off. How do I turn it off? Running FF 91.0.1 on Win 10.

Asked by bsmith3544 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox preventing PC going into sleep mode

From about the time I installed Dropbox 2-3 weeks ago my Windows 10 PC won't go into sleep mode unless I close Firefox first. Closing Dropbox makes no difference so it … (read more)

From about the time I installed Dropbox 2-3 weeks ago my Windows 10 PC won't go into sleep mode unless I close Firefox first. Closing Dropbox makes no difference so it might just be co-incidence. If I use Norton to run a scan and go into sleep mode at end that also works, and PC stays asleep until I wake it. Have tried refreshing Firefox but no improvement (running Firefox 91.0.2 (64bit)). Any thoughts please?

Asked by mike 11 months ago

Answered by mike 11 months ago