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I do not know what json files are. I have only seen them in the profile. However, whatever their purpose, firefox is no longer processing json files. Instead, it wants… (read more)

I do not know what json files are. I have only seen them in the profile. However, whatever their purpose, firefox is no longer processing json files. Instead, it wants to download json.txt when I make some selections.

Example: on Youtube when signed into my account, I select "notification" and instead of the menu opening, the download box appears wanting to download json.txt. This has happened in numerous places - not only youtube, so it looks like a Firefox problem.

Firefox used to process json files and now wants to download them. I tried to configure json in options, and when I select "other" Firefox shows up as a choice it it not possible to select it. I select it, but it does not change the ONLY options for json files which are "always ask" or "save".

This is clearly not something I can fix, not something I caused. I need the features that are not functional, and apparently they have become dysfunctional because they apparently access json files but no longer process them as intended.

Would appreciate knowing what the problem is, if there is an explanation. Is there a fix? Do I need to configure something? Thanks. Mary

Using Windows 7 and the latest Firefox for Windows 7 64bit Mary

Asked by gosfordsyke 6 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Default search engine

Under Options and Search I have selected DuckDuckgo as my default search engine. Recently Bing has been coming up as the default even though DuckDuckGo is keyed into the… (read more)

Under Options and Search I have selected DuckDuckgo as my default search engine. Recently Bing has been coming up as the default even though DuckDuckGo is keyed into the default bar. I do not even have Bing selected as a choice of search engine. How can I get rid of Bing?

Asked by walleye789 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (read more)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 4 days ago

Last reply by yiffmaster5000 1 day ago

how to remove bing from FF ver 83

ok I updated my FF browser to ver 83 on my win 7 machine also did this on another PC that has win 10 PC both are set to use google ONLY as ALL other search engines have… (read more)

ok I updated my FF browser to ver 83 on my win 7 machine

  • also did this on another PC that has win 10 PC

both are set to use google ONLY as ALL other search engines have been removed.

Since updating to the last version 83 it shows only google - even google as the homepage.

but every search starts and bing or occasionally yahoo search results are shown.

I HATE bing it is a virus and every few years it sneaks in on an update.

bing is hidden, but shows up after updates are installed.

the ONLY update I have done is FF as it has that continuous nag popping up to tel you its out of date.

so without resetting FF [which I found to not do anything useful] it removed my stuff, but still messed up.

Can I uninstall this latest version and install ver 82 to remove bing.
    • the FF Nag will come back telling me its unsafe/out of date but if google works without bing it would be great :)

Asked by starnesent 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Downloading of offline FF installer in different web browsers - the same size but slightly different content

Hello, is this the standard behavior for downloading the FF by using some different web browsers? I am talking still about the same version of 64bit FF for Win10 offline … (read more)

Hello, is this the standard behavior for downloading the FF by using some different web browsers? I am talking still about the same version of 64bit FF for Win10 offline installer US but downloading this in different web browsers... The (final) downloaded file has exactly the same size of file but "slightly" different content - this is happening only when downloading FF. If I download different browser in various browsers then the size and content is exactly the same - but not in case of FF. Is it OK (some adjustemnt..) please or could it be virus? Thank you in advance for your respond. Jiri

Asked by jiri.pernik 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

When will option browser.urlbar.maxRichResults work as it used to?

When will option browser.urlbar.maxRichResults work as it used to? I want about 30 - i.e. a full screen's-worth of Rich Results. No problem once - not now. Something is … (read more)

When will option browser.urlbar.maxRichResults work as it used to?

I want about 30 - i.e. a full screen's-worth of Rich Results. No problem once - not now.

Something is seriously FUBAR when a once-working parameter can be changed - but no longer has any effect.

Nothing to do with Top Sites, I believe. I know how to change the balance of what is offered.

I just want parameter browser.urlbar.maxRichResults to work again.

Asked by emanresu99 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

disable search in adress bar

I have a search toolbar and an adress bar. I want to use the adress bar for url only, as pasting a url into it activates the search engine. I did set keyword.url to false… (read more)

I have a search toolbar and an adress bar.

I want to use the adress bar for url only, as pasting a url into it activates the search engine. I did set keyword.url to false etc. but no results.

win7, firefox 82.0.3

Asked by koen4 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Firefox is constantly freezing and crashing on me...(?!)

Firefox's latest version is always freezing and crashing on me, particularly when I'm on Facebook, for some reason! I'd like to make it my default browser, but it takes s… (read more)

Firefox's latest version is always freezing and crashing on me, particularly when I'm on Facebook, for some reason! I'd like to make it my default browser, but it takes so long to load sometimes over 5 minutes, that I can't do this...Can anyone help?

Asked by Barb 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Firefox is constantly freezing and crashing on me...(?!)

Firefox is constantly freezing and crashing on me. It sends messages to whomever, but I never get any answer. I was considering making Firefox my default browser, but ca… (read more)

Firefox is constantly freezing and crashing on me. It sends messages to whomever, but I never get any answer. I was considering making Firefox my default browser, but can't because of all the crashes and freezes. It also takes forever to display pages...Can anyone help???

Asked by Barb 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

logged in websites are not remaining logged in, must re-log in every few hours

hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, eve… (read more)

hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, even if i leave the browser opened and come again back later.

I've been using firefox for ages now and never really had this issue. It has only starting happening only recently, since early this week or last week the most.

I've also manually cleared all cookies/log in etc and updated firefox to the latest version maybe it helps, but nothing changed.

Please note that I do not clear history/active log in etc neither it is set up to do it automatically when i close browser also i do not have any 3rd party apps that forbid cookies. I had a firefox addon before but disabled it maybe it was interfering, but it still didnt resolve the problem.

any help much appreciated as it is getting quite irritating. Thanks in advance Lee

Asked by JC 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

How to disable automatic version update in 83.0 (64-bit)

My browser last version is 83.0 (64-bit) in previous versions it was easy to find the option where you could enable or disable automatic version update, but now i couldn'… (read more)

My browser last version is 83.0 (64-bit)

in previous versions it was easy to find the option where you could enable or disable automatic version update, but now i couldn't find it, please help. thanks

Asked by umedkhon.m 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago