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Unable to disable search from address bar

Since Firefox was last updated, I now no longer have the ability to access some websites such as Google, Wikipedia, and Amazon without Firefox prompting me to type someth… (read more)

Since Firefox was last updated, I now no longer have the ability to access some websites such as Google, Wikipedia, and Amazon without Firefox prompting me to type something to search within those sites even though all I want to do is go to the home page.

I can still get there by typing http:// in front of it but I shouldn't have to and if I change the settings to add the search in the toolbar and then try going to "amazon.com", for example, I'm still being prompted to use the address bar to search.

Is there a way to fully disable this prompt so I can type in "google.com" or "amazon.com" without getting the search prompt?

Asked by Mike Van Wormer II 9 months ago

Answered by Mike Van Wormer II 3 months ago

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issue with "Potential Security Issue"

I am getting the "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" error on websites that are clearly not security threats. Examples are twitch.tv, youtube.com, gmail.com and s… (read more)

I am getting the "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" error on websites that are clearly not security threats. Examples are twitch.tv, youtube.com, gmail.com and since I use duckduckgo, I cant even search something because it redirects me to the website duckduckgo.com/(whatever i searched), which also creates the error. I don't believe it is a network error because it allows me to visit all of these websites when I am using the chrome browser. Sometimes when I get the error, it has the yellow border around the screen so I can click on advanced options and click "go to the website anyways", and sometimes that option is not there. Also, the error will happen on and off for some websites. For example, yesterday I wasn't able to access gmail.com because the glitch was happening on it, but today I am able to visit the site just fine.

Asked by junior14 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Cannot log in to American Airlines website AA.Com

For the past couple of weeks I am not able to log in to AA.com. When I fill in the require fields ( AAdvantage # or username, Last name, Password), it redirects to https:… (read more)

For the past couple of weeks I am not able to log in to AA.com. When I fill in the require fields ( AAdvantage # or username, Last name, Password), it redirects to https://www.aa.com/sorry.html. I have no problem logging in on one of the other major web browsers. Ad blocker is turned off, cache has been cleared, all the tricks that usually solve such problems. So, I'm beginning to think that something in a recent Firefox update doesn't play nice with AA.com. I'm using Firefox Ver 91.0.2.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Tom Huckstep 9 months ago

Answered by Tom Huckstep 9 months ago

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Firefox on Windows 10 Loads Multiple Versions of the Same Tab, Limiting Memory (RAM)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support. It is now clear that the problem is with the Fir… (read more)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support.

It is now clear that the problem is with the Firefox browser. The attached screenshot shows an example of an affected tab.

Please fix this. Multiple versions of the same tab waste RAM and other memory, especially on a limited-memory device such as a laptop.

Asked by JandNL 8 months ago

Last reply by JandNL 5 months ago

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remove searches from address bar, restore search to middle of the page

Once again, Mozilla has changed a good thing. I like searching from the middle of the page because I can actually see it and never use the address bar to search. Now with… (read more)

Once again, Mozilla has changed a good thing. I like searching from the middle of the page because I can actually see it and never use the address bar to search. Now with the latest downgrade, I can no longer use the search bar in the center of the page, it sits there with no use or purpose. I can only search from the address bar. I tried the fix of going to about:config, then handoff, then browser.newtabpage,activity............followed the directions exactly. IT DID NOT WORK. Someone needs to help fix this or I will dump mozilla as they continue to ignore functions that are PERFECT and change them to accommodate a group of people that live on their phones and make all changes preferential to that genre. I use a desk top to access the internet. Do not forget about PC users when you make these asinine changes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by Nonya 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox causes 100% CPU usage when opening couple tabs at the same time!!!

I Am on desktop: i5 9600KF (high performance mode) 16GB 3200mhz ram NVME... Windows 10 Pro x64 Firefox last stable When I open Firefox tabs aren't loaded all at the same … (read more)

I Am on desktop:

i5 9600KF (high performance mode) 16GB 3200mhz ram NVME... Windows 10 Pro x64 Firefox last stable

When I open Firefox tabs aren't loaded all at the same time, but they are suspended. So after that: when I switch between 6 tabs quickly - they start to open at the same time. And CPU usage skyrockets to 100% LOL! Given I Am on high end PC - this is joke! I was using chrome and had hundreds of tabs and Chrome doesn't even suspend them by default. They open all at the same time I think!

So there is something wrong! I tried troubleshooting mode and it was the same problem!

Thanks for help!

Asked by empleat 8 months ago

Last reply by empleat 6 months ago

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Youtube does not work well in Firefox

That, simply YouTube does not work well with Firefox, among the problems we have that it is possible to log in to YouTube in a normal way, but immediately and frequently … (read more)

That, simply YouTube does not work well with Firefox, among the problems we have that it is possible to log in to YouTube in a normal way, but immediately and frequently in the use of the page the information and interface displayed is that of someone who does not log in, for Therefore, you cannot comment, you cannot save videos in lists, it is a problem that makes me no longer use Firefox but I want to use it again.

I have tested this on other computers and the problem is the same.

What is happening?

Thanks

Asked by Ikiam 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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After change the network connection to cable, or to a different Wifi, firefox can't connect to the internet unless restarted

After change the network connection to cable, or to a different Wi-Fi network, Firefox will lose connection and will be unable to access any website unless its is restat… (read more)

After change the network connection to cable, or to a different Wi-Fi network, Firefox will lose connection and will be unable to access any website unless its is restated, closing all Firefox windows.

The problem happens when:

1. I have the Firefox opened, I disconnect from wife A, Firefox lost connection, then I connect to Wi-Fi B, all other browsers can connect, but Firefox does not. (if Wi-Fi A and B are from different router)

2. A start the computer disconnected, I open the Firefox, I connect to internet, any other browser that was previously opened can connect, but Firefox does not.

OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20210912 Firefox version (91.0.2. It occurs in the last two years, it is so annoying)

Asked by bclima 8 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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N-th tab in firefox doesn't load

Hiya, I'm having a minor inconvenience with firefox 91.0.2 for a few months now. It's popped up a few months ago and hasn't resolved itself in between updates. I'm guilt… (read more)

Hiya,


I'm having a minor inconvenience with firefox 91.0.2 for a few months now. It's popped up a few months ago and hasn't resolved itself in between updates.

I'm guilty of having many (well over 20) tabs open at the same time and around the 20th or 30th tab even, usually one of the (newly opened) tabs, simply never loads. If I open the same link in another tab, the link (any url) does load. See the screencap below.

This is on a windows 64 bit machine OS build: 19043.1165 (21H1) Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0

I'm running Norton 360 Antivirus software.

Will try running in safe mode, to see if it still happens and confirm in a reply to this message.

Hoping you guys might have some suggestions.

BTW: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1317506 is probably the same problem, unfortunately the thread has been archived. This one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285104 also seems similar.

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Lost Passwords after Restarting Firefox

There was a clear indication that simply resetting Firefox would save passwords while hopefully improving performance. BUT ALL LOCKWISE PASSWORDS AND LOGONS HAVE APPARENT… (read more)

There was a clear indication that simply resetting Firefox would save passwords while hopefully improving performance. BUT ALL LOCKWISE PASSWORDS AND LOGONS HAVE APPARENTLY BEEN LOST. There are online instructions to copy/paste all data in the Old Firefox Data fldr to the "new profile fld" in 'about:profiles'. But the lost passwords still do not appear. Can anyone explain:

(1) is it possible to recover lost passwords from Old Firefox Data ? (2) why this happened despite false re-assurance that passwords would not be lost ?

Thanx. Boiling Madman

Asked by theblochs 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Can't open web links on some sites, unless I right-click and "open in new tab"

I've started having a strange issue with both Firefox for Windows and Android. On some news websites, and sports websites, I can no longer open articles just by clicking … (read more)

I've started having a strange issue with both Firefox for Windows and Android. On some news websites, and sports websites, I can no longer open articles just by clicking on them, but right-clicking works. If this sounds strange - it is!

The issue is exactly as it sounds like. I can hower the mouse over the title of an article and Firefox will recognize that it's a link, showing me the path at the very bottom left of the browser. But when I click it, it simply won't do anything. My mouse works fine before you ask. It's only when I right-click the same article and choose "open in new tab" that the article opens. This is happening on some major sites as well, like the BBC.

At first I thought this was Windows-specific, but I have also had the same issues with my Firefox for Android. And again, long-pressing on the article and selecting open in new tab will open the link, but not normal tapping.

I have restared Firefox in Troubleshooting mode to disable any addons but the problems persist.

Anyone else having the same issue or is there a known solution?

Asked by nucnik 8 months ago

Answered by tss612tss 8 months ago

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LOST 150 TABS - TRYING TO RECOVER THEM

Three times now I have lost over 150 open tabs on Firefox and have spent hours trying to recover them but to no avail. I have tried absolutely everything I have read in m… (read more)

Three times now I have lost over 150 open tabs on Firefox and have spent hours trying to recover them but to no avail.

I have tried absolutely everything I have read in multiple support posts such as clicking on the 3 lines, trying to go into history, etc. The best I can do is go into my history to see thousands of website that I have been to in the past several months, but seemingly no way to restore only the 150 tabs that I had open.

Several of the posts refer to trying to find previous files with names in them such as "session..." and "json..." etc. but I cannot find any of these files on my hard drive.

MESSAGE TO FIREFOX DEVELOPERS: Please please please add an option to load a previous set of tabs that were open a week or two ago. Not an option to open the websites I was on, but the actual saved tabs. Very frustrating!!!!!! It's not reasonable to expect someone to go through 3,000 web pages in the history to find the 150 that I opened and left opened for a reason. A couple of hundred hours of my time in research down the drain.

Please help. I'm using the latest firefox browser on Windows 7. Thanks.

Asked by tomvassos 9 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 8 months ago

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Alt + n gets sent to websites, resulting in skipping around in videos and not switching tabs

I'm an avid keyboard user, and I'm trying to use the alt + n shortcuts for switching tabs, while watching in a video on a website (more specifically unity). But every tim… (read more)

I'm an avid keyboard user, and I'm trying to use the alt + n shortcuts for switching tabs, while watching in a video on a website (more specifically unity). But every time I press alt + n udemy interprets it as skipping around in the video. And firefox aborts the switching of the tab. This is literally driving me crazy.

Asked by legendofmiracles 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Firefox crashing frequently even after trying most troubleshooting steps

I’ve been having frequent crashes lately. I’ve already tried pretty much every troubleshooting step that Firefox recommends, and I tried them all multiple times. I also t… (read more)

I’ve been having frequent crashes lately. I’ve already tried pretty much every troubleshooting step that Firefox recommends, and I tried them all multiple times. I also tried a few troubleshooting steps related to OS and hardware. I definitely could try a few more OS/hardware specific troubleshooting steps but I’m hesitant to waste time doing that considering I don’t really have any confidence that the problem is due to OS/hardware issues.

I feel like the only hope for a solution is to discover some relevant information within my Firefox crash reports. I’m not sure how difficult it would be and what the likelihood is of finding a solution via analyzing the crash reports, but I’d greatly appreciate it if anybody could take a quick look.

Please note that the crashes almost always happen when clicking on a link or button, not just on its own. Also, the issue could be related to a separate bug that’s been here ever since I started using Firefox about a year ago. The other issue I’m referring to here is when Firefox attempts to open a pop-up (such as the one that appears when clicking the “hamburger” icon in the toolbar), the pop-up itself “crashes” several times before being able to open it.

Here is the full list of the troubleshooting steps I already tried:

  • Firefox refresh
  • Firefox troubleshoot mode
  • cleared cache and cookies
  • restarted my computer
  • Firefox reinstall
  • Created a new user profile
  • Was already on the latest version of Firefox (this is actually when the issue started to happen, when I upgraded to the latest version, I never had any crashes before this update)
  • I know this doesn't really prove anything but I tested Google Chrome once the Firefox crashing issue developed and Chrome has not crashed once since the Firefox crashing issue developed (even after extended use)
  • Upgraded Mac OS (upgraded to latest version of Catalina, not Big Sur, because my Mac is not eligible for Big Sur)
  • Apple diagnostics hardware test (no issues found)
  • Malwarebytes scan (no issues found)
  • Mac OS safe mode (crashes were not happening for the time I was in safe mode, but I was not able to stay in in safe mode long enough in order to determine if the issue was truly gone)

Crash ID: bp-3bdd1c25-2453-4549-aa3b-df7070210906

Thank you for any help in advance.

Asked by stephenp1394 8 months ago

Last reply by stephenp1394 8 months ago

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unable to delete history

Hi everyone! My FF 91 cannot delete history, no matter what. Not via the "delete" key press on the history list, not by the "forget" button, not via "delete history and c… (read more)

Hi everyone!

My FF 91 cannot delete history, no matter what. Not via the "delete" key press on the history list, not by the "forget" button, not via "delete history and cookies" in the settings, nothing! What may be the problem and how can I fix it?

Thanks!

Asked by mikeklots 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Can't Clear Firefox History

Hi, suddently i can't delete history browsing in firefox. No matter what i try it still not clear the browsing history. What first i do is "Forget About This Site" option… (read more)

Hi, suddently i can't delete history browsing in firefox. No matter what i try it still not clear the browsing history. What first i do is "Forget About This Site" option to delete single history form a website but it doesn't work. Then i try to delete browsing history from setting, setup to clear history when firefox closed and even i delete history with "Everything" option it still doesn't work.

I don't remember exactly, but if i not wrong i've got this issue since upgrade to 91.0.2 version. For your information, i use Firefox-bin version in Gentoo Linux with i3 Window Manager.

Any help will be apreciated.

Asked by Yance Lawang 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago