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Print Preview Error -- an error occured while printing

I have a HP Laser network printer. I can print to it from everything except Firefox, my favorite browser. Anytime I try to printer I get "Print Preview Error -- an error … (read more)

I have a HP Laser network printer. I can print to it from everything except Firefox, my favorite browser.

Anytime I try to printer I get "Print Preview Error -- an error occured while printing".

I can print to a pdf, then print the pdf, but that is terribly awkward.

Is there a setting in Firefox causing a problem?

Larry Morgan

Asked by Larry Firefox 3 weeks ago

Last reply by peter404 13 minutes ago

Opening mail and forms

I can't open my mail in My Gov (my.gov.au) which is the Australian Government website for Centrelink and the Australian Tax Office. I cannot open forms from Department Ma… (read more)

I can't open my mail in My Gov (my.gov.au) which is the Australian Government website for Centrelink and the Australian Tax Office. I cannot open forms from Department Main Roads. I have to use Google Chrome to be able to do these things. Is there a way I can fix this?

Asked by humphries.mar 12 minutes ago

Firefox Browser no longerdefault why

after an update by who I do not know I now find my browser is no longer Firefox but MS Edge, I cannot find any way to revert to firefox all attempts are blocked my MS Sa… (read more)

after an update by who I do not know I now find my browser is no longer Firefox but MS Edge, I cannot find any way to revert to firefox all attempts are blocked my MS Saying Firefox is an unsafe source Help

Asked by rwbg04774 16 hours ago

Last reply by rwbg04774 12 minutes ago

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Twilight Zone on steroids

Not sure if this is from you or not, but I keep getting a pop up ad every 30 seconds if not less hitting me up on their program to stop ads and pop ups. In other words in… (read more)

Not sure if this is from you or not, but I keep getting a pop up ad every 30 seconds if not less hitting me up on their program to stop ads and pop ups. In other words in order to get this ad off my back, I am obligated to purchase this program?? Then when I finely clicked on the dam link it offers another link to down load the program for free. Going through the process in hopes to get this to stop I get directed to another page asking for money. No down load. What is it or who is it that writes this madness up and puts it out there to plague everyone until they put money on the table? and you can never talk to a real live flesh and blood person. Just about the time you think it can't get any more insane it does.

Asked by powerteams1 11 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 hours ago

How to make update settings stick (FF 90.0.2, running on Win 7 Pro)

Whenever I check "about Firefox" under the Help menu, if there are updates, FF automatically downloads and installs them. This is not my preferred method of installing up… (read more)

Whenever I check "about Firefox" under the Help menu, if there are updates, FF automatically downloads and installs them. This is not my preferred method of installing updates. When I go to the Tools/Settings and type in "Updates", I find that the "Automatically install updates (recommended)" button is selected. Of course, I immediately change this to the "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" setting, which lasts until I (manually) install the next update. At that point, the new update setting defaults back to "Automatically install updates (recommended)".

Is there a way to make my update selection stick?

Asked by LesF 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

temporary lock on auto fill when submitting computer for serivce

I am going to give my computer to a service person. Is it possible to put a temporary block on auto fill, and then be able to restore autofill when I have my computer bac… (read more)

I am going to give my computer to a service person. Is it possible to put a temporary block on auto fill, and then be able to restore autofill when I have my computer back? (I am not a "power use" - perhaps this function is readily available....) thanks for your help Martha

Asked by marthasandefer 12 hours ago

Last reply by ajs256 6 hours ago

when trying to Create and Account at/in the Firefox installation page, it says I'm NOT CONNECTED, yet I'm currently on the internet with several other items. Seems to be a real Catch-22???

when trying to Create and Account at/in the Firefox installation page, it says I'm NOT CONNECTED, yet I'm currently on the internet with several other items. Seems to b… (read more)

when trying to Create and Account at/in the Firefox installation page, it says I'm NOT CONNECTED, yet I'm currently on the internet with several other items. Seems to be a real Catch-22???

Asked by bobpak1 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Verschlimmbessern, the eternal Firefox updates

The German word concoction "Verschlimmbessern" which translates into "constantly 'improving' something until it actually becomes worse or dysfunctional". I'm at a point n… (read more)

The German word concoction "Verschlimmbessern" which translates into "constantly 'improving' something until it actually becomes worse or dysfunctional".

I'm at a point now where we all give up on Firefox as these constant updates and uncalled and not requested changes not only become annoying but also introduce new dysfunctionality. (just like Windows 10 updates)

Too many to list here. but this job securing through constant new updates and changes gets very annoying.

Now the search feature has changed into some absurdity having to be in the address bar. We don't need that we don't want that! we wanted like it is and always was before.

Searching support I found answers but applying them does not work: "browser.urlbar.suggest.searches" change to false Search "keyword.enabled" change to false Search "browser.fixup.alternate.enabled" change to false browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus change to false browser.urlbar.update1 change to false browser.urlbar.update1.interventions change to false browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips change to false

About to uninstall this nonsense altogether and install an old version again or better yet just give up on it and find another browser! I need a reliable browser that works and not something that annoys me after every update.

Asked by Veritas 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

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Shadowing (my term) problem with FF ever since I installed upgrade to Ver. 90.0.1

I've been through every setting in FF numerous time and no matter what combination I use the shadowing shown below in the graphic continues. I've used other browsers and… (read more)

I've been through every setting in FF numerous time and no matter what combination I use the shadowing shown below in the graphic continues. I've used other browsers and programs and FF is the only place where it occurs. Can I please get some tech support help? Please?

Asked by gruff 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Firefox keeps making me sign in and my previous settings for the browser are always reset

Hi pals, It's beginning to annoy me that I have to keep signing into my Firefox account and that I have to adjust setting on the browser, like the language (the default … (read more)

Hi pals,

It's beginning to annoy me that I have to keep signing into my Firefox account and that I have to adjust setting on the browser, like the language (the default is somehow German and I need it to be in English) and the search engine keeps defaulting back into Google instead of Duckduckgo.

This isn't a normal thing, right?

I've recently switched back to Firefox from Chrome (see: yesterday) and without a break, the above keeps happening which is starting to get to me because I just want to look things up. I've installed the usual Add-ons I had when I was on Chrome like:

  • Dicitionary Anywhere
  • Earth View
  • uBlock Origin

I've read about Disconnect though so that's new for me. So this could be the culprit but other than that, I'm clueless. If anyone has any insight as to what keeps resetting and logging me out, please let me know.

Asked by yuyuaca 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 19 hours ago

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What the hell is going on with Firefox?

For the past two days, maybe due to a Firefox "upgrade", not only have I lost all my saved tabs but Firefox does NOT restore my tabs and does NOT allow me to "restore pr… (read more)

For the past two days, maybe due to a Firefox "upgrade", not only have I lost all my saved tabs but Firefox does NOT restore my tabs and does NOT allow me to "restore previous sessions".

What is going on?

I am not happy about this as I typically have 20+ tabs open to do my work .It takes me at least 10 min to restore most of my tabs manually.

Please explain.

Alain Braux

Asked by alainbraux 2 days ago

Answered by rah.69 14 hours ago

Destroyed data

Hello When I started my Firefox browser today there suddenly was a total new version installed. My profile, settings, all tabs, bookmarks and saved passwords were all gon… (read more)

Hello When I started my Firefox browser today there suddenly was a total new version installed. My profile, settings, all tabs, bookmarks and saved passwords were all gone. And that despite I had in my settings dowload but not install until I want to. I want my profile and all that belonged to it back. And I dont want this to happen again. How to do that?

Asked by mich1mehre 15 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 hours ago

Wired search results for same phrase

Hello, i have wired problem on 1 of my pc with Firefox search results 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-google&q=sopot 2 https://www.google.com/search?clie… (read more)

Hello, i have wired problem on 1 of my pc with Firefox search results

  1. 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-google&q=sopot
  1. 2 https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox&q=sopot

I incude pic of those search.

Only difference is : client=ms-google&q vs client=firefox&q

but this only affect this 1 pc , on other one search results is same ( pic#2)

Can some 1 explain me what is going here ? i prefer #2 option but atm what i will get #1 or #2 is totaly random and i dont know why it is happed.


Ty for any help

Asked by knatora 15 hours ago

Suddenly cannot open local .py files (Python source files) as plain text

Hello. Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what … (read more)

Hello.

Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what I want; e.g., it is a way that I view my notes, refer to examples, and so on.

Starting a few days ago, when I click such a link, I now get a pop-up window with the two options "Open with" or "Save file." I have tried a number of things to get back to the old behavior, including deleting the handlers.json file in my Profile folder, running a full Refresh, and creating a new profile. None of these got me back to the old behavior: displaying the .py file as plain text.

If I set the "Open with" option in that pop-up window to Firefox, I just keep getting the pop-up over and over again, while a new tab is created each time.

Note: if I look at a .py file on GitHub, there is no problem: again, the file just displays.

I suspected this behavior is connected with my having installed the latest version of Python (3.9.6) a few days ago, and I just confirmed this by updating Python on another machine. That is, on the other machine, the .py file would display as plain text until just now, after I update Python there.

So, I believe the Python installation is the cause of the problem, but, nonetheless, it seems to me that I should be able to set (or unset?) something within Firefox to make .py files open as plain text, as they used to.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by bjkeefe 15 hours ago

Firefox 90.0.2 is macro blocking on windows 7

When I bring up the Firefox browser the page has macro blocking as best as I can describe it on the home page, and also when I bring up website pages. Portions of the pa… (read more)

When I bring up the Firefox browser the page has macro blocking as best as I can describe it on the home page, and also when I bring up website pages. Portions of the page block out periodically during all sessions, the update didn't fix anything with my experience. I've turned off hardware acceleration, turned off all extensions as was prescribed and the problem persists and I don't know what else I can do. I have stopped using Firefox as my default browser for the reasons stated and I haven't found any solutions on the forums.

Asked by Vint Daube 17 hours ago