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DuckDuckGo is down

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search resu… (read more)

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.", needless to say...I have tried a number of times and differed the searches to no avail. I also cleared recent cache/history. Still stuck. Searching on Chrome I see on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40451490 that others are also experiencing this problem and do not understand it either - just a few entries

The Sun (a rather populist newspaper in UK) has an article saying it is international and happening today, 23 May 2024, suggests no fixes. (Not exactly a reliable source in my thing)

Has anyone ideas or should I just wait and use an alternative search engine meanwhile? Thanks for any help

Asked by b17m 3 days ago

Last reply by James 3 days ago

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Cloudflare Verify you are human looping

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite … (read more)

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite loop. On the Cloudflare community site they say it could be because of things like adblock but even without any adblock or anything of the sort on it does the same thing. Sadly Cloudflare community doesn't support being used on Firefox. So maybe they don't support being used on Firefox in general? I have contacted the actual websites support but they don't seem to even read submitted inquiries because I never hear anything back from them except the automated message they received it. It is now preventing me from using certain things in general which as before it wasn't that big of a deal but recently they changed the site layout and still allowed you to use the old layout but the verification blocks you from using the old layout. The first one is one from a couple of weeks ago when it only effected me trying to open things in a separate tab and the second one is the newer one which prevents me from accessing the old layout. I'm not sure what to do about it since nothing I specifically could do to solve it has helped. I have opted into sharing data under troubleshooting IDK how well that'll help.

Asked by Lilynette 2 months ago

Answered by Lilynette 2 months ago

Deleting email account: Remove is greyed out

Trying to delete an email account that is no longer used. System continues to attempt to read from the provider because I cannot remove the account and is delivering erro… (read more)

Trying to delete an email account that is no longer used. System continues to attempt to read from the provider because I cannot remove the account and is delivering error messages every few minutes which is very annoying.

I've gone through Account settings>Remove account>Confirm remove BUT the only active option is Cancel. The Remove and More Info buttons are greyed out.

Asked by Chris 1 month ago

Last reply by Chris 1 month ago

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In last 2 weeks I no can no longer skips ads on YouTube videos

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. … (read more)

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. If I load the same link in Chrome or Edge I don't have this problem. My search engine is Duck Duck Go, but if I go to Google first and then to the video I still have the problem. I also have the Maleware Bytes ad blocker installed. Any suggestions?

Asked by eberger5 4 months ago

Answered by eberger5 4 months ago

Firefox Browser blocking news article comments section on websites.

Firefox is blocking website reader comment sections, yahoo, foxnews and so on. (version 126.0 64 bit). Windows 11. Comment section still found using chrome or edge. Star… (read more)

Firefox is blocking website reader comment sections, yahoo, foxnews and so on. (version 126.0 64 bit). Windows 11. Comment section still found using chrome or edge. Started with last Firefox browser upgrade? Have not seen any changes to Firefox "Privacy and Security options" . I use Google or Duck Duck Go as search engines. Thanks

Asked by slion2611 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Thunderbird pop up: "Add Security Exception" + "You are about to override how Thunderbird identifies this site"

Since some time when I start up Thunderbird I get a popup: "Add Security Exception" + "You are about to override how Thunderbird identifies this site" In forums it was … (read more)

Since some time when I start up Thunderbird I get a popup:

"Add Security Exception" + "You are about to override how Thunderbird identifies this site"

In forums it was stateed this can be due to the antivirus program. I am using Acronis Cyber Protect Home. I closed Thunderbird, pauzed the real time protection and started up Thunderbird again: this did not solve the issue: I still get the pop up, see image attached.

Is there a way to analyse the origin of this pop up? What's triggering this pop up in Thunderbird?

Thx!

Asked by thirdfloor 3 months ago

Last reply by thirdfloor 3 months ago

getting web pages

When I try and get a web page for example wordle or facebook I get following message 'There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.' I have windows… (read more)

When I try and get a web page for example wordle or facebook I get following message 'There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.' I have windows 11 on a laptop and am using duckduckgo as search engine. It has only started today and on Edge using same search engine I do not have the problem

Asked by ynnepsetab 3 days ago

Last reply by James 3 days ago

Firefox no longer displays comment threads or some login boxes

Running Firefox 126.0, which Firefox' About link says is current. Dell laptop running (current) Win10 Pro. As recently as last Wednesday (15 May 24), everything was norm… (read more)

Running Firefox 126.0, which Firefox' About link says is current. Dell laptop running (current) Win10 Pro.

As recently as last Wednesday (15 May 24), everything was normal. Since yesterday (16 May), on the Wall Street Journal site, after I have logged in, I no longer have access to articles' comment threads. The Show Conversation button shows 0 comments (which is erroneous), and when I click the button, it changes to Hide Conversation (which is normal), but nothing else happens--just white space and no comments or comment text entry field.

On Fox News, the comment thread doesn't display, and there's not even displayed a link to a comment thread. Until yesterday, the thread normally displayed, but required login to comment. Since yesterday, logging in changes nothing: the comment thread still doesn't display at all.

On X (nee Twitter), when I click the login icon, I get the usual login box--but it's solid black with only a rotating arrow signifying "loading." It never finishes loading. An added fillip: X, as recently as last Wednesday, displayed in its usual black text on a white background. Now it displays as white text on a black background. I can click on X links sent to me and get that particular X post to display, but I cannot log in.

When I go to those sites in Edge, everything behaves normally: I have access to comment threads, and I can log in to X. One exception: X displays as white text on a black background on Edge, also. This doesn't seem to be an X thing, though; on my wife's laptop (Firefox 126.0), running WIn11Pro, her X display is the "normal" black text on white background.

I haven't changed any settings in Firefox. I do have a couple of ad blockers, and I've turned those off, one at a time and both together; that had no effect.

How can I get things back to normal in Firefox?

Thanks

Eric Hines

Asked by eehines 1 week ago

Last reply by eehines 3 days ago

Copy/Paste is Not Working

No longer able to copy or paste text on Firefox with Windows 10. Copy and Paste are greyed out in the right click menu after selecting text. Using CTRL-C, V or P does not… (read more)

No longer able to copy or paste text on Firefox with Windows 10. Copy and Paste are greyed out in the right click menu after selecting text. Using CTRL-C, V or P does nothing at all. Still works fine in other browsers. What has Firefox broken again this time?

Asked by Rafael Lecuona 5 months ago

Last reply by maarten.bodewes 3 weeks ago

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Google requiring sign-in to get GMail

When reading GMail I get "Sign in to continue to Mozilla Thunderbird Email". When I put in my GMail address and click "Next", I get another message that says, "400. That… (read more)

When reading GMail I get "Sign in to continue to Mozilla Thunderbird Email". When I put in my GMail address and click "Next", I get another message that says, "400. That's an error. The server cannot process the request because it is malformed. It should not be retried. That's all we know." I can't find anything in my Google account that is requiring this additional sign in to check email. Anyone know a fix for this?

Asked by jim421 4 months ago

Answered by christ1 4 months ago

checking mail on moble phone

I understand reading through this forum that there isnt a way (yet) to install Thunderbird on an iphone. Is there an easy way to check it mobilly though via a browser may… (read more)

I understand reading through this forum that there isnt a way (yet) to install Thunderbird on an iphone. Is there an easy way to check it mobilly though via a browser maybe?

Asked by Mike Volkin 5 months ago

Last reply by Matt 5 months ago

I can't send or receive emails

I'm very confused. I've been using Thunderbird as my email server for a few years. Recently, I stopped receiving emails December 12, 2023. I sent in a problem according t… (read more)

I'm very confused. I've been using Thunderbird as my email server for a few years. Recently, I stopped receiving emails December 12, 2023. I sent in a problem according to the help page that I found. I believe Mozilla is now the server for Thunderbird? I don't even know if that is accurate (part of my confusion). I followed prompts and confirmed my email address, apparently I now have a user name. I still can't send or receive emails. Can you help. I need step-by-step instructions, please.

Asked by karen108 5 months ago

Last reply by captainnice 5 months ago

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How to unpin google in my search bar

Every time I am trying to search, google is always pinned on my search bar, and I want to get rid of it. How can I remove google? (On the image I marked the issue with a … (read more)

Every time I am trying to search, google is always pinned on my search bar, and I want to get rid of it. How can I remove google? (On the image I marked the issue with a red circle)

Asked by Nekoboy 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

RESTORE PREVIOUS BROWSING SESSION

Hello there :) Please help me restore my browsing session :( For the past several months I have been using Mozilla, and the feature to restore previous browsi… (read more)

Hello there :)

Please help me restore my browsing session :(

For the past several months I have been using Mozilla, and the feature to restore previous browsing session has always worked well. Even after I clear the most recent history or remove the most immediate cookies, this feature would still work e.g. after I restart my PC or just restart the browser. It would restore all the tabs I was using previously including the most recent tab I was on before the browser closed or restarted. However, this morning, I tried to clear my immediate browsing history as I usually do and the browser froze while I was in the process of clearing this immediate history (continuously displaying the pop-up window/interface for clearing history and not allowing me to do much else on the browser - I couldn't even click anything on the tab I was on, nor could I navigate to another tab and/or open a new tab; and only the close button, and maximize window button, and minimize window buttons were responding). After waiting for a while for it to start working again, I got frustrated and I closed the browser.

I then opened the browser again, but this time, it didn't restore the previous browsing session and didn't even take me to the last tab I was on.

What could have happened this time around? It has not behaved like that for this whole year.

NB: I have not done anything to the browser after opening it! I am still on the same page it landed on when I opened it (just in case).

Asked by troymargetsy 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

profiles on android

Recently my Firefox browser updated, but my bookmarks didn't. If I try about:profiles from the address bar, nothing happens. How do I go about accessing other profiles … (read more)

Recently my Firefox browser updated, but my bookmarks didn't.

If I try about:profiles from the address bar, nothing happens.

How do I go about accessing other profiles and enhanced settings on Android.

I don't understand why my bookmarks are and other settings weren't migrated, or why before the update a warning wasn't displayed that the data would be lost or why it wasn't exported as plain text so that nothing was lost??

Asked by fbjr1229 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

how do i find my previous questions on the forum

how do i review my previous questions on the forum? I am not seeing any responses to my questions and wondering if it is me. for example light screen and dark screen, … (read more)

how do i review my previous questions on the forum? I am not seeing any responses to my questions and wondering if it is me. for example light screen and dark screen, how do i adjust it?

Asked by Bullish Bob Bagley 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago