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Firefox won't play YouTube videos. Tried everything. I'm ready to switch browsers - permanently!

Firefox won't play YouTube videos. I've tried everything. There seem to be plenty of problems on the forum BUT NO SOLUTIONS! I'm ready to switch browsers - permanently… (read more)

Firefox won't play YouTube videos. I've tried everything. There seem to be plenty of problems on the forum BUT NO SOLUTIONS!

I'm ready to switch browsers - permanently!

Asked by Marcus Tarrant 3 months ago

Last reply by thinkamehill 1 week ago

Firefox reopens previous tabs while incognito window is active

As long as I have an incognito window open, Firefox will reopen old tabs everytime I open a new "regular" window, even if "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked. … (read more)

As long as I have an incognito window open, Firefox will reopen old tabs everytime I open a new "regular" window, even if "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked.

Asked by lokeyhermit 3 months ago

Last reply by Graham 1 week ago

Pin extensions to toolbar.

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more? This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it. Tiny URL is mo… (read more)

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more?

This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it.

Tiny URL is more useful than the rather silly 'Pocket' which just seems to be a page full of adverts

Asked by Joan Kemp 2 months ago

Last reply by redss 2 weeks ago

Firefox could not download the search plugin from amazon.co.uk

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with Firefox could not download the search plugin f… (read more)

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

another post suggested checking the about:config browser.search.region mine says "GB" which would be correct for .co.uk

All other search plugins work fine. Any suggestions?

Asked by JackDinn 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

Drop down box will not allow me to make a selection.

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, b… (read more)

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, but when I select it the drop down box does not populate. I then get a message to select the OS. This works with Microsoft Edge.

Asked by Bill 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

refresh took away my add-ons!

Hi there - I accepted Firefox's prompt to "refresh" the browser and had no idea it would take away my add-ons. How do I get these back? I don't even remember what they … (read more)

Hi there - I accepted Firefox's prompt to "refresh" the browser and had no idea it would take away my add-ons. How do I get these back? I don't even remember what they all were, but I know they made a huge difference and now I can't believe all the ads I'm seeing and then my "facebook container" (and other kinds of container tabs) is gone too! How do I fix this? Can I undo the "refresh"??

Asked by lisainrennes 1 month ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Cross Site Tracking Cookies

Why do Cross Site tracking cookies show up after I shut down the browser and restart? I have my history set up to delete everything when I close the browser so I'm curio… (read more)

Why do Cross Site tracking cookies show up after I shut down the browser and restart? I have my history set up to delete everything when I close the browser so I'm curious why cross site cookies are apparently allowed to exist/function, even after a restart?

Dano

Asked by Dano 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Firefox crashes

Whenever firefox has multiple tabs open and on any single tab youtube is running i find youtube to crash lag and even crack itself by audio playing with struck video. FYI… (read more)

Whenever firefox has multiple tabs open and on any single tab youtube is running i find youtube to crash lag and even crack itself by audio playing with struck video. FYI the same issue is not experienced in other browsers like brave for instance . I hope you provide attention to this problem and solve this issue as soon as possible and as I mostly use firefox to browse and use its dev tools.

Asked by aftab98856 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Restoring tabs (supposed to work but won't)

For ages I've had my tabs automatically restored when opening Firefox. But as of the last few days it won't. The old links are saved so I can restore them one by one thro… (read more)

For ages I've had my tabs automatically restored when opening Firefox. But as of the last few days it won't. The old links are saved so I can restore them one by one through history but that's not automatic. And if I click on restoration in History it will bring up a whole bunch of old tabs not neccessarily from the last session.

I'm on the same computer as I've been for over a year, so I don't know what what the problem is. I've searched on it and tried to re-check the box for this function. But it won't apply...

Asked by Hosh Nak 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Not showing Disquis Comments and Blogs when visiting virtueonline.org

When I visit the web site virtueonline.org using Firefox browser, the Disqus comment section does not appear below articles on the site. Sometimes, when I go in and out … (read more)

When I visit the web site virtueonline.org using Firefox browser, the Disqus comment section does not appear below articles on the site. Sometimes, when I go in and out of the article, the Disqus comment section will appear, but not always. When I use Microsoft Edge, the Disqus comment sections appear.

Asked by Roy Quick 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox randomly stops loading pages, continues when another browser is loaded.

First of all, an important thing to note is that this is happening on only my school laptop, and not my pc. This problem occurs on all school laptops that have Firefox in… (read more)

First of all, an important thing to note is that this is happening on only my school laptop, and not my pc. This problem occurs on all school laptops that have Firefox installed. The reason I, and some others want to use Firefox is simply to get an ad-blocker as extensions are blocked on the default browsers (chrome and edge).

Anyway, the issue is as such: One moment, I will be browsing normally, and then the next, a page will stop loading or refuse to load any new content. It is just like there is no internet going to Firefox, despite the laptop having internet connection as seen in other programs. The way I fix this is by opening edge, waiting for it to start, and then closing edge. Firefox then has internet connectivity again and will work perfectly fine for another few minutes, before having to do it again.

I really have no idea why this is happening, and especially why it is fixed by opening and closing another browser. Obviously this is caused by some administrative program on the computer, but by the way that I can temporarily fix it, I would assume that there is a more permanent solution. The admin programs on the computer are GlobalProtect (VPN), Sophos Endpoint Agent (Security), and Teamviewer (probably not relevant).

As this is for a student, doing something that is against the school rules, it is absolutely necessary that this gets fixed as soon as possible. I simply cannot live with these default browsers with ads. /s

Thanks for the help

Asked by pm2creeper 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Turn off translator popup but keep option to translate

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly tra… (read more)

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly translate a page in the address bar without having the popup jump in my face each time I open a new tab, forcing me to click it to make it go away? This would be a nice option but an extremely distracting presentation. thanks.

Asked by nopinkdragons 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 2 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 2 months ago

Firefox does not know LC_TIME in NixOS

how do I set LC_TIME in firefox in NixOS? firefox does not see LC_TIME (as well as timezone, but this is solved by setting the TZ variable). maybe there is some kind of v… (read more)

how do I set LC_TIME in firefox in NixOS? firefox does not see LC_TIME (as well as timezone, but this is solved by setting the TZ variable). maybe there is some kind of variable, as in the case of TZ?

Asked by yunfachi 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Hangs when trying to save an image

When I right click on an image and select "save as", after selecting where to save it and then selecting save, firefox just hangs and is completely unresponsive, leaving … (read more)

When I right click on an image and select "save as", after selecting where to save it and then selecting save, firefox just hangs and is completely unresponsive, leaving me having to terminate it through task manager. No error message ever come up, Firefox just freezes.

Asked by mikey-d 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Reprting an error

I think you need a place where users can easily report errors. I frequently find Firefox doesn't work with some sites, or stops working where it has worked before, especi… (read more)

I think you need a place where users can easily report errors. I frequently find Firefox doesn't work with some sites, or stops working where it has worked before, especially where some login or click button is required. Have a look at this site, New Zealand government register for charities: https://register.charities.govt.nz/CharitiesRegister/ViewCharity?accountId=1ebd3717-79f0-e911-ba6c-00155d6b7730&searchId=6827e00b-e624-4fe4-ad80-8ccb4645ead2 I have to use a different browser now to access this site, which I frequently need for work.

Cheers

Asked by harald47 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago