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How can I get back my status bar in Ubuntu?

In Firefox 79.0 running under Windows 8.1 I see the URL of a link when I mouse over it. I have seen several complaints about this as well as workarounds to get rid of it… (read more)

In Firefox 79.0 running under Windows 8.1 I see the URL of a link when I mouse over it. I have seen several complaints about this as well as workarounds to get rid of it. However, I find it very useful as I like to know what I am clicking on before I do so. Unfortunately, this URL preview does not appear in Firefox 79.0 running under Ubuntu Studio 18.04. I have not knowingly overridden this feature, nor can I find a userChrome.css file on the system. How can I get it back in Firefox running under Ubuntu?

Asked by rsbrux 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Using google

Using google to search online I have started to get this page almost every time I type in a search word. (About this page Our systems have detected unusual traffic from y… (read more)

Using google to search online I have started to get this page almost every time I type in a search word. (About this page

Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen?

IP address: 92.40.187.37 Time: 2020-08-01T13:05:50Z URL: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=dvla+tax)

then I have to go thru a series of pictures choosing squares with traphic lights or buses to prove I am not a robot.

the only thing that has changed in my house is that I am now connecting using my iphone as a hotspot. this does not happen if I use Google Chrome as my browser.

Thanks

Steve

Asked by stevefletch5 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Firefox Add-On Identification When Hovering

I have Firefox 79 on Windows 8.1 but even before the latest FF update I have been having trouble with the mouse pointer identifying the Firefox Add-Ons and Extensions whe… (read more)

I have Firefox 79 on Windows 8.1 but even before the latest FF update I have been having trouble with the mouse pointer identifying the Firefox Add-Ons and Extensions when pointing to them or placing it over them. It used to work perfectly but now it doesn't. It used to show each of their names. Not now and it makes things much harder. All it does is darken the Add-On into a square but that's all. On other web browsers it does show their name when hovering over an Add-On with the mouse pointer. Does anyone know what has caused this and how I can bring back that function so that I can see what each Add-On's name is when I hover over it? Thank you!

Asked by CyberSpark 5 days ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 days ago

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how do I get rid of that Mozilla webpage that opens automatical re firefox on mobile

how do I get rid of that Mozilla webpage that keeps on opening automatically re firefox on mobile when ever I open Firefox. I dont have an android or iphone so of no int… (read more)

how do I get rid of that Mozilla webpage that keeps on opening automatically re firefox on mobile when ever I open Firefox. I dont have an android or iphone so of no interest me. There seems to be no way to stop it keep on opening. I am getting rather angry at this imposition

Asked by merc 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

How to get FF to open a saved session from an older version

Hi. Here's how it happened. I've using FF portable for a long time. I recently updated from v.69.0.1 to v.78.0.2. But the newer version installed in a different folder an… (read more)

Hi. Here's how it happened. I've using FF portable for a long time. I recently updated from v.69.0.1 to v.78.0.2. But the newer version installed in a different folder and now I can run both versions. Yesterday I had the v.69 working with around 500 tabs open. Suddenly it crashed and then freezed. Luckily, I had managed to save my current working session by accessing Tab Session Manager addon. But when I go to Tab Manager Session and click to open this saved session, FF v.69 will keep freezing, no matter what I do. (Tab Session Manager has another option „Export”, but I don't know to use it or what it does.) I will quit using FF v.69. But how can I get the new v.78 to open this 500-tab session? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by nicolae.lucian 4 days ago

Measure time I spend on a particular website

Where to I find the time that I open a website with Firefox? For example, I go to Verizon Support, and the Verizon Chat Agent is trying to find a solution. I have waited… (read more)

Where to I find the time that I open a website with Firefox? For example, I go to Verizon Support, and the Verizon Chat Agent is trying to find a solution. I have waited over an hour, and conveniently for Verizon, they cannot even let me download the chat in text or email. I'd like to know how much time I spend with Verizon (website) trying to get a solution to my problem.

Asked by rarpin215 1 day ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 day ago

Searching firefox/mozilla web site using AND, not OR

How can I do a search on the Mozilla and Firefox web sites (in help or community) using AND search terms instead of the default OR searches. Specifically, I am trying to … (read more)

How can I do a search on the Mozilla and Firefox web sites (in help or community) using AND search terms instead of the default OR searches.

Specifically, I am trying to search for "PDF" AND "Search" -- for problems with finding things in PDF files. But the search, as performed, finds hundreds of pages with "PDF" OR "Search", so mostly irrelevant.

Asked by xyzzy 1 day ago

Browser Trouble

I have AT&T internet just started 24 hours ago...i get this message from time to time???....and i am not sure why??? Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We … (read more)

I have AT&T internet just started 24 hours ago...i get this message from time to time???....and i am not sure why???


Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at support.mozilla.org.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Asked by Stingman1 19 hours ago

Creates AND SENDS multiple copies of drafts

I read with great interest Creates multiple copies of drafts at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1280432, and tried both suggestions with absolutely no success… (read more)

I read with great interest Creates multiple copies of drafts at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1280432, and tried both suggestions with absolutely no success.

In addition, my instance of T-bird (ver. 78.0) now has begun *SENDING* the automatic draft saves instead of saving them! One of my recipients received *SEVEN*, slightly different copies of the same e-mail message, complete with typos and attached photos!

Furthermore, I thought it was a bug in the new T-bird version. So, I backed up all my files including my profile, then uninstalled T-bird, rebooted the laptop, then installed an older version of (ver. 68.11.0, as I remember). There was some improvement: The older T-bird didn't send the saved drafts, but it still saved multiple, serial copies.

But wait! There's more! I am running both Win 8.1 and Kubuntu 20.04 LTS on my laptop as dual boots. So, when that last experiment failed so badly, I rebooted to Kubuntu, and ran the Linux version of T-bird (ver. 78.0 as well, I think. But I don't want to reboot right now to double-check.) Same story: Multiple, serial drafts!

But then last night, the Kubuntu version of T-bird began SENDING multiple, serial drafts to the recipient!

And both of the two Windows versions and the Kubuntu version committed the same error whether I used the "Save" button or the keyboard shortcut ( <Ctrl>-S).

So, I am at a complete loss. I have no idea of what to do next. Or where to even continue looking.

Wait! The thought just hit me that I'm using more or less the same profile contents in all three instances. If the problem lies there, what part of my profile would mangle the function of the "Save" command? What do I need to do to fix it? (Without losing all my other profile customizations.)

Thanks in advance.

Stan

Asked by Stan_Schultz 3 hours ago

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Disable Lhite netowrk plugin

Somehow, I appear to have installed a plugin called the Lhite Network Extension. It creates hotlinks to advertising sites from plain text "keywords" in web pages. The o… (read more)

Somehow, I appear to have installed a plugin called the Lhite Network Extension. It creates hotlinks to advertising sites from plain text "keywords" in web pages. The originator of the plugin is something called Advertising (gear symbol) Support, Inc. and their web site is www.advertisingsupport.com. The removal instructions on that site are generic and do not provide the specific name of the plugin for Lhite Network Extension.

Neither Lhite Network Extension or anything from Advertsinig(gear)Support are enumerated in Firefox's lists of plugins and extensions, nor is anything shown in the Windows 8.1 add/remove program utility. Registry searches are negative as well. Running Firefox in "safe mode" prevents the add on from loading, but I still don't know which one it is.

Any suggestions about how to rid myself of this would be appreciated.

Asked by 988020 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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I cannot get firefox to read a .chm file. Old Netscape does, explorer does, chrome does. How can I get Firefox to read a .chm file?

In Firefox 24.0 -> Tools -> Options -> Applications, I cannot choose a program (hh.exe) to read .chm files. When I choose to open a *.chm file I have only the op… (read more)

In Firefox 24.0 -> Tools -> Options -> Applications, I cannot choose a program (hh.exe) to read .chm files. When I choose to open a *.chm file I have only the option of saving it, not to open it. Other browsers like Explorer, chrome, even old netscape 7.2 allow me to open it and the program finds I presume the hh.exe file and away you go. I cannot find a way to get Firefox (my favorite browser) to read chm files.

Asked by 988420 6 years ago

Last reply by messagebot 6 years ago

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Windows 8.1 Printing

Can anyone tell me the best printing add on to use in FireFox and Windows 8.1??? I need to print a page, also 2 pages or more, plus selected items etc I need it to be li… (read more)

Can anyone tell me the best printing add on to use in FireFox and Windows 8.1???

I need to print a page, also 2 pages or more, plus selected items etc

I need it to be like IE 10 & 11 print function Thanks

Asked by sayer46 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How can I fix the page bottom scrollbar when it won't move?

When my screen is not maximized and a whole page won't fit in the available space, I need to move the bottom scrollbar to see the rest of a page. On some pages that work… (read more)

When my screen is not maximized and a whole page won't fit in the available space, I need to move the bottom scrollbar to see the rest of a page. On some pages that works. On most it doesn't. Is there a way to fix this. It has never been a problem before now. I am using Window 8.1

Asked by bamacd8 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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autoplay and play button do not work for videos

I am trying to play a video (the website supports .webm, .ogv, mp4) but neither autoplay nor the start button seem to work. However, if I slide the control button to the … (read more)

I am trying to play a video (the website supports .webm, .ogv, mp4) but neither autoplay nor the start button seem to work. However, if I slide the control button to the right (+/- 40 sec) the video does play.

I have tried many of the solutions suggested in other threads (deactivating potential conflicting plugins, resetting Firefox, etc.) but none of them work.

What am I missing?

Asked by dutch78 6 years ago

Answered by dutch78 6 years ago

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How do I change seetings icon (the little house) from yahoo back to firefox page?

The 'little house' icon was bringing up the Firefox settings page but now it brings up yahoo.com. How do I reset it to the Firefox settings page (if that is what it is ca… (read more)

The 'little house' icon was bringing up the Firefox settings page but now it brings up yahoo.com. How do I reset it to the Firefox settings page (if that is what it is called; whatever page comes up when clicking the 'little house' icon. I use this tool to delete history, etc.)

Asked by mleman9o6 6 years ago

Last reply by user709721 6 years ago