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Duck Duck Go has been eliminated but keeps coming back

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache. I have set the ho… (read more)

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache.

I have set the homepage to https://startpage.com (SP,) I have removed the extension Duck Duck Go (DDG.) When starting FF it opens SP, but when I click on the new tab (+) it opens DDG. The trouble-shooting information below says that DDG is Enabled, but I have removed it and the extension is not listed in the Add-Ons manager.

I have set FF > Preferences > Home > ...New Windows and Tabs > Homepage and New Windows > Custom URLs... > https://startpage.com/ ...New Tabs > Firefox Home (Default)

Why is FF reverting to DDG? Where is DDG coming from? Can I stop/disable DDG from appearing?

Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 84.0 Build ID: 20201211215739 Distribution ID: canonical User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0 OS: Linux 5.8.0-33-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 9 09:14:40 UTC 2020 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Fission Windows: 0/1 Disabled by default Remote Processes: 10 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Missing Safe Mode: false

Add-ons


... Name: DuckDuckGo Type: extension Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: ddg@search.mozilla.org ... Name: Startpage.com — Private Search Engine Type: extension Version: 1.3.0 Enabled: true ID: {20fc2e06-e3e4-4b2b-812b-ab431220cada}


Neofetch: OS: Ubuntu 20.10 x86_64 Host: N141CU Kernel: 5.8.0-33-generic Uptime: 7 mins Packages: 2313 (dpkg), 9 (snap) Shell: bash 5.0.17 Resolution: 2560x1440 DE: GNOME 3.38.1 WM: Mutter WM Theme: Yaru-dark Theme: Yaru-dark [GTK2/3] Icons: ubuntu-mono-dark [GTK2/3] Terminal: gnome-terminal CPU: Intel i7-10510U (8) @ 4.900GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics Memory: 3300MiB / 15700MiB

Asked by Quentin 6 months ago

Answered by Quentin 6 months ago

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DRM content won't play

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy. I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/htm… (read more)

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy.

I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/html5-video.html) from previous answers to check and the results are attached to the question.

I have also checked media.eme.enabled and it is set to true.

I am very much puzzled by this.

Asked by Alex 5 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

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userChrome.css does not seem to be getting applied.

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect. I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProf… (read more)

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect.

I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets` to true.

Here's the full contents of the userChrome.css file: ```

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

#webrtcIndicator {
  display: none;
}

```

Asked by SirFireball 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Logged in device location completely wrong on https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

The Firefox account settings page displays a list of logged in devices at the very bottom of the page (connected services). I have verified all logged in devices to be co… (read more)

The Firefox account settings page displays a list of logged in devices at the very bottom of the page (connected services).

I have verified all logged in devices to be correct. However for one of the devices (my main computer browser), the location displayed is COMPLETELY off. I live in Norway, and it claims device location is somewhere in Oregon, United States. I do not use any VPN services and both my public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are located in Norway, from which I connect with the device/browser in question (whatismyipaddress.com shows correct location for both of them). Also, activity timestamp is updated in accordance with my own activity from the client, but the location remains wrong. I also tried logging out the device, and logging back in, but this did not fix the location.

Obviously the location service used for the logged in device list is unreliable. I suggest that you please also show the latest IP address used by each device, so that more technically inclined users can verify correct addresses themselves, should the location be way off. It is unsettling to see strange locations (for known devices) on a page used to verify the security of my Firefox account. In this instance, there is no security breach, but it required me to spend much time investigating.

I do not know if it matters, but the device in question is a Linux desktop Firefox client.

Asked by Øyvind Stegard 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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How to stop the search from jumping to the address bar when typing on Firefox Home

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very anno… (read more)

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very annoying. Can it be fixed? I do not want to use the address bar this way. I found a help that said to open the application menu and click "customize" but there is no "customize" option there. In the attached photo, I clicked in the search box to place the cursor there, but as soon as I began typing, it jumped to the address bar. This has never happened to me before in the 15 years I have used Firefox. I am a recent convert to Linux (about 1 year now) and am using Mint 19.3, Cinnamon 4.4.8, if that makes a difference.

Asked by bonnie here 2 weeks ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 88 and 89 too slow

Starting from Firefox 88, and still in Firefox 89, the browser became exceedingly slow. Typing one line of text has a 4-5 seconds delay, and loading pages is even slower… (read more)

Starting from Firefox 88, and still in Firefox 89, the browser became exceedingly slow. Typing one line of text has a 4-5 seconds delay, and loading pages is even slower. I tried a new start, new user, refresh, etc., without success. Firefox 87 works fine on the same computer but 88 and 89 are annoyingly slow.

I run Firefox on Linux 4.19.0-16-amd64 with Debian 10, windowmanager Xfwm4, displaymanager lightdm

Any help?

M. Natiello

Asked by mario.natiello 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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How to stop Firefox from making bell sound upon search

I have been using the firefox web-browser, and often use the control-f (^F) key to search for a phrase on a given tab. This works well, but when I type something that isn… (read more)

I have been using the firefox web-browser, and often use the control-f (^F) key to search for a phrase on a given tab.

This works well, but when I type something that isn't on the page (or more likely, mis-type) it makes an annoying "digning" noise and turns red.

Is there any way to silence this behavior? Turning red is good enough for me, the digning is irritating. I'm using the Ubuntu version.

Thanks

Asked by some.other.identity 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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My bank never recognizes my browser or my computer

My bank (cibc.com) has recently started randomly sending a code which hs to be entered to login. The problem is it happens to me every single logon, even if I logon, ent… (read more)

My bank (cibc.com) has recently started randomly sending a code which hs to be entered to login. The problem is it happens to me every single logon, even if I logon, enter the sent code, logoff then immediately logon on again. I have disabled tracking protection for the site ( the shield icon) but no change. I only use ublock origin and have disabled it for my banking site. But there is no change. Every logon the bank insists on sending a code to allow a logon.

I am at my wits end and about to start using Chrome to see if that works.

Asked by mccfrank 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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How to unblock facebook comments plugin on FF 89?

Some websites have this text box under their articles to write a comment and post it on Facebook (see the screenshot). But for that to happen, first you must login to you… (read more)

Some websites have this text box under their articles to write a comment and post it on Facebook (see the screenshot). But for that to happen, first you must login to your Facebook account. The problem is that when I click the button "login to post", nothing happens - as if I didn't click it at all. I suspect the reason for that are the integrated anti-tracking options in Firefox 89. So the question is: how do I get this plugin to work in Firefox 89?

P.S. Until a month ago I was temporarily using Chromium as default browser and there the FB plugin had no issues. Chromium has no anti-tracking options which is why I think this function in Firefox is the reason for the FB plugin not to work.

Asked by rado84 3 days ago

Answered by rado84 2 days ago

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Permission popup won't go away

I connect to Zoom (or any other site that wants permission to use my mic, my camera, my files) and a permission popup appears - Site xyz wants to use abc, Deny/Allow (but… (read more)

I connect to Zoom (or any other site that wants permission to use my mic, my camera, my files) and a permission popup appears - Site xyz wants to use abc, Deny/Allow (buttons) and a ckbox remember this. I click remember and click Allow - nothing, popup still there - click clickclick @$!#! CLICK! nothing. OK, Deny, click - nope, don't remember Allow nope. And here I sit with 10% of my screen with this permission popup that won't go away. FF 88.0.1, FC32, Lenovo laptop

Asked by cal.lidderdale 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Firefox Home Content preferences resetting themselves

Hi, I always disable 'Top Sites', 'Recommended by Pocket', 'Highlights' and 'Snippets' under 'Firefox Home Content' in about:preferences#home on all my devices - I like t… (read more)

Hi,

I always disable 'Top Sites', 'Recommended by Pocket', 'Highlights' and 'Snippets' under 'Firefox Home Content' in about:preferences#home on all my devices - I like to have a clean homepage with just the web search bar waiting in the middle of the screen.

Within the last few days, those specific preferences have turned themselves back on. What's really frustrating is that when I turn them back off, they persist for a short while, but then turn themselves back on again, often all of them at once, but sometimes a subset!

I've gone as far as deleting my profile and starting afresh, but the problem reoccurs.

I'm at a loss with where to go from here or how to diagnose it further and would appreciate any advice!

Thanks, Phil

Asked by Phil 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Selecting Application

Firefox is showing unmatched applications for pdf files.In openwith>other applications,it is opening a directory browser but not available applications(Linux). This h… (read more)

Firefox is showing unmatched applications for pdf files.In openwith>other applications,it is opening a directory browser but not available applications(Linux).

This happened

Not sure how often

== If started continues forever...

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by DaveRo 10 years ago

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FF 4.0B2 When ty[ing a URL and hit the enter it does not work

Fedora 13 Firefox 4.0 Beta 2. When typing a URL in the URL box and hit the enter key nothing happens. This happened Every time Firefox opened == upgrade from Beta 1 to … (read more)

Fedora 13 Firefox 4.0 Beta 2. When typing a URL in the URL box and hit the enter key nothing happens.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== upgrade from Beta 1 to Beta 2

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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saved passwords gone after upgrade to 3.6.8

All of my saved passwords are gone. the password manager window is empty. i use the extension 'bookmark backup' to backup my saved passwords... key3.db cert8.db signons… (read more)

All of my saved passwords are gone. the password manager window is empty. i use the extension 'bookmark backup' to backup my saved passwords... key3.db cert8.db signons.sqlite signons3.txt and signons2.txt. i have one week worth of backups. i tried replacing those five files in my profile directory with each of the seven backups, and none of the backups will produce my passwords. i can see encoded information in signons3.txt but that file is very old and doesn't have my most recent saved passwords that the sqlite file has, so going back to that version is not an option.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Version 3.6.8 can't load videos?

I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6.8 and now every time I try to watch a video on a site like youtube the screen is black and it says 'an error occurred, please try again lat… (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6.8 and now every time I try to watch a video on a site like youtube the screen is black and it says 'an error occurred, please try again later.' But when I tried with a different browser called Galeon it played. If I clear the cache and then refresh the page it will play using Firefox, but isn't there a way to fix this? If it's a bug, when will a patch be out? Side Note: I use Ubuntu Linux, if that makes a big difference.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I upgraded to 3.6.8 today

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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"Import..." immediately says "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data"

Trying to import passwords which have been exported from a previous FF installation. When I go to "File" -> "Import..." I immediately get a message "No programs that c… (read more)

Trying to import passwords which have been exported from a previous FF installation. When I go to "File" -> "Import..." I immediately get a message "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data".

System: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Bookmarks no longer works after installing Google Xmarks, all new bookmarks are directed to " http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?

Issue I have a problem with my bookmarks, cookies, history or settings Description Recently installed Google Xmarks and immediately lost any star bookmark functionality.… (read more)

Issue

I have a problem with my bookmarks, cookies, history or settings

Description

Recently installed Google Xmarks and immediately lost any star bookmark functionality. Any new bookmarks I try to create are given the title of the last previous webpage I tried to create (which wouldn"t be a major issue only a nuisance to copy & paste the correct name in) but ALL new bookmarks are directed to some version of "http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?sI" instead of the correct site. Have diablrd and then uninstalled Xmarks but the problem remains. Use the latest version of Firefox for Linux Ubuntu 9.04. Thanks.

Troubleshooting information

Google shortcuts 2.03

Firefox version

3.0.19

Operating system

Linux

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040116 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.19 GTB7.1

Plugins installed

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
  • The demo print plugin for unix.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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private browsing not working

Firefox is set to "NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY" but if I go to Ford.ca, which uses java, I must enter a postal code to have access to information about "Price & Build". Sa… (read more)

Firefox is set to "NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY" but if I go to Ford.ca, which uses java, I must enter a postal code to have access to information about "Price & Build". Said postal code remains accessible by Ford.ca... even days after my visit, while I understand that "Private Browsing" should supposedly prevent such situation. Firefox 3.6.6-1.2 came with the newest openSuse 11.3 release. The same situation prevails with our other computer running under openSuse11.2 and daily kept up to date. A solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago