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Browsing being interrupted by recommendation to install a third-part ad blocker. Security risk?

I've just had my browsing interrupted with this recommendation to install an extension: https://torrent-protection.com/download-now/ I was viewing this page: https://www.… (read more)

I've just had my browsing interrupted with this recommendation to install an extension: https://torrent-protection.com/download-now/

I was viewing this page: https://www.eurogamer.net/with-the-new-ps-plus-premium-and-extra-sony-opts-for-the-car-boot-sale-approach-to-catalogue-gaming

I was taken out of the page without pressing anything and taken to this recommendation. In particular, it appears like an official Firefox message and security recommendation, with Firefox suggesting I should install this extension for my security. Sadly I don't have a screenshot but it's happened twice this morning already.

Is this really Firefox endorsed? Or are they pushing their extension with fake credentials? How is the page viewing interrupted this way and diverted automatically to another webpage?

Asked by dg.coombes 1 day ago

Answered by Paul 1 day ago

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Icons in a Google Finance Watchlist only appear as text

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say… (read more)

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say "Equalizer" instead of showing the icon. Any settings I need to check?

Asked by haroldwaisel 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Audio not working on Firefox, works on every other Windows program

Audio was working fine until recently. Now, firefox has no audio playing on any site. Some sites show "PLAYING" in tab, but others like YouTube don't show that notific… (read more)

Audio was working fine until recently. Now, firefox has no audio playing on any site.

Some sites show "PLAYING" in tab, but others like YouTube don't show that notification. Even with "PLAYING", there is no audio output.

I checked Windows settings and Firefox is set up correct (and the same as it was before it stopped working), see screenshot attached. Otherwise, I restarted Firefox, tried it in troubleshoot mode, and reinstalled Firefox. No changes.

Possible system changes include: Maybe a Firefox update occured and broke the program? I installed the game Civ5 from Steam which required some Windows VS redistributibles installed.

Asked by ahmad.saleh131 4 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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Impossible to delete a website from autofill function in Firefox for Mac version 101.0.1

I have tried all of the suggested solutions here at Mozilla for how to delete a website URL from being autofilled: whenever I type 'pre', the autofill function fills in t… (read more)

I have tried all of the suggested solutions here at Mozilla for how to delete a website URL from being autofilled: whenever I type 'pre', the autofill function fills in the rest of the website 'www.preply.com'. It was a horrible ESL teaching scam website, I only taught through it for a month last November then quit when they ripped me off. But now since last November, any time I type in 'pre'–I invariably see their annoying, shitty website :-( It is very annoying because it was a bad employer experience–and now I cannot ever remove them from Firefox :-(

I tried deleting it in the address bar with shift + delete, then also went into some obscure Firefox folder and deleted some file with Firefox closed (this was the supposed "solution"–it did NOT work).

Is there any way to solve this incredibly annoying issue? Or should I just switch to Chrome or Safari and give up? Very disappointed in how impossible Firefox makes deleting autofill URLS, really, REALLY BAD software programming. Any helpful or solution greatly appreciated thx :-)

Asked by srhitchcock 6 days ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 4 days ago

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Multiple Firefox icons appearing in Mac OS dock

Using Mac OS 12.4 and Firefox 101.0.1. After launching Firefox, a second icon appears in the "recently used" apps section of the Mac OS dock (see attached screen shot). … (read more)

Using Mac OS 12.4 and Firefox 101.0.1. After launching Firefox, a second icon appears in the "recently used" apps section of the Mac OS dock (see attached screen shot). The icon stays there and goes away, and then comes back, and then goes away, etc. This continues on and on until Firefox is closed.

Why is this happening? Never acted this way before the latest updates.

Asked by bobmac27 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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access to michaels crafts store denied

Why am I denied access to Michaels craft store. this is the message I receive. You don't have permission to access "http://www.michaels.com/?" on this server. Reference… (read more)

Why am I denied access to Michaels craft store. this is the message I receive. You don't have permission to access "http://www.michaels.com/?" on this server.

Reference #18.beeb7068.1641080631.1ce8b9b5

Asked by juice4u 5 months ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 5 months ago

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Firefox will not open ... no matter what I do

In the last few weeks Firefox will not open even when using admin rights. NOTE: I have followed all available posts including multiple uninstalls (complete), deleting Fi… (read more)

In the last few weeks Firefox will not open even when using admin rights. NOTE: I have followed all available posts including multiple uninstalls (complete), deleting Firefox folders, reinstalling, etc. There have been no major (or known) changes to my Windows 10 Pro system. I run Heimdal Thor and Kaspersky antivirus protection and there have been no conflicts running both at any time. I also use Acronis Protection (I know it may seem like overkill but it works). I have turned off each of the above and Firefox still does not open. Firefox runs with no problems on my personal and work laptops. I am CompTia A+ Certified so somewhat knowledgeable (a little knowledge is a dangerous thing!) and have run sfc /scannow with no issues noted. Plus, two Heimdal support reps have logged onto my system, attempted to find a solution, found no issues with my system (Omen 880 even though I don't game). My wife is a dedicated Firefox user and wants it back.

Asked by ejnottingham 1 week ago

Answered by ejnottingham 6 days ago

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Error 410

When I try and open some articles on the BBC new wesite I get the attached message. How can that be resolved please? VPN is off. Error: 410 Gone Your client has made a re… (read more)

When I try and open some articles on the BBC new wesite I get the attached message. How can that be resolved please? VPN is off. Error: 410 Gone Your client has made a request for a BBC domain that is no longer hosted on Akamai, but the request was sent to an Akamai IP address. This suggests your client is using a very out-of-date DNS response, or one that has been altered. If you're using VPN software or similar, try disabling it and / or contact your VPN provider's technical support.

Requested URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61820604 Ghost IP: 104.124.180.165 Slot: 3891 NPN / ALPN protocol: h2 Client IP: 130.43.170.125 Timestamp: 1655367219 Internal ticket reference: PRB-1597.

Asked by KP 1 week ago

Answered by KP 1 week ago

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When pressing the Page Up or Page Down button while having text selected, it displays a text cursor indicator.

Title says it all pretty much. I have text cursor indicator turned completely off on windows, so that's why I'm wondering why Firefox does it when I never enabled somethi… (read more)

Title says it all pretty much. I have text cursor indicator turned completely off on windows, so that's why I'm wondering why Firefox does it when I never enabled something like it. I have the ctrl+pgup and ctrl+pgdown button combos binded to my extra mouse buttons, and I use them very frequently, so this starts to become really annoying really quickly. Especially if I've somehow accidentally 'selected' something on youtube or such, and then it displays a big blue blob out of nowhere. I don't know if this is a purposeful feature or what, but I would appreciate it if somebody could tell me how to disable it, it's extremely irritating.

Asked by Andras 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Youtube Comments

Comments below youtube videos won't load. This happens across all browsers on this computer regardless of add-ons or being logged into youtube. I've attached a screensho… (read more)

Comments below youtube videos won't load. This happens across all browsers on this computer regardless of add-ons or being logged into youtube.

I've attached a screenshot that shows that 176 comments are below that video but none load. I'm using the latest Firefox version on Windows 7.

If you need any extra information I will gladly provide it.

Asked by dorschtho 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Firefox, bookmark-bar

In the bookmark-bar in my Firefox-installation contains the soft-button for the function "Import bookmarks". I do not need this function always showed in the bookmark-bar… (read more)

In the bookmark-bar in my Firefox-installation contains the soft-button for the function "Import bookmarks". I do not need this function always showed in the bookmark-bar. How can i remove it ?

Asked by chsf1 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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insecure ssl certificate or cipher

the certificate on my linksys lrt 214 router not recognized. used to be able with previous versions to bypass security with advanced tab no longer able to do this ca… (read more)

the certificate on my linksys lrt 214 router not recognized. used to be able with previous versions to bypass security with advanced tab no longer able to do this cannot use older versions of firefox to bypass. need to access web interface of router at 192.168.1.1 to upgrade certificate but cannot. linksys does not have a work around. please help

Asked by larry 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead - Problem?

Have just been given the security warning for a site www.solar-thailand. On using the advanced button I am told that " Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a … (read more)

Have just been given the security warning for a site www.solar-thailand. On using the advanced button I am told that " Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for www.solar-thailand.com." and that the certificate is only valid for (list of sites): "The certificate is only valid for the following names: sim456.com, www.sim456.com, dodeetoday.com, home-dd.com, solar-thailand.com, service-thailand.com, dcspump.com, cable-thailand.com, led-thailand.com, tp-scg.com, 3d-thailand.com". Am I going mad or does the site actually exist in the list??? If someone could please explain this I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance, Peter.

Asked by peter.camus1 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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ExtensionsI

By mistake, I deleted my ESET Password Manager extension. When I went back to Firefox extensions to put it back in, I cannot find ESET Password Manager listed. How do I… (read more)

By mistake, I deleted my ESET Password Manager extension. When I went back to Firefox extensions to put it back in, I cannot find ESET Password Manager listed. How do I reinstall it?

Asked by rosnfld1 1 week ago

Answered by rosnfld1 1 week ago

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Win 10 RESET PC: afterwards, I installed latest ver. FF, now logins;pswds;bookmarks are gone

Sorry for asking a question so many others have asked but I am having trouble completing fixes that were suggested. I do project research with over 25+ websites and can't… (read more)

Sorry for asking a question so many others have asked but I am having trouble completing fixes that were suggested.

I do project research with over 25+ websites and can't do without my p/words especially, but also my bookmarks. I just reset my PC Win 10 and as you know this operation cleans out everything but OEM apps.

So, I downloaded latest ver. FF but my passwords and bookmarks aren't there which I actually anticipated.

I read many posts and replie s on how to restore from old Firefox date filesbut I just don't get it (about:support, Help > troubleshooting information). I located my old FF profile easily. OK fine, now what? Instructions said to copy profile but to where? And how, exactly? Do I paste it somewhere?

Another "Reply" said to locate "Local Directory, no root", then click Paste and restart Firefox. Where is Local Directory? Is there a FF restart button?

Frustrated.

Thanks.

Asked by lewyes 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 week ago

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Code: 4 | Message: Something went wrong during native playback

Hi all. Did a search but found nothing that helped. Just updated my Fedora 36 workstation and tried to play videos in CNN and MSNBC web sites and get the error message: "… (read more)

Hi all. Did a search but found nothing that helped. Just updated my Fedora 36 workstation and tried to play videos in CNN and MSNBC web sites and get the error message: "Code: 4 | Message: Something went wrong during native playback." I am using the latest Firefox WEB browser. UTube videos are playing fine. Someone has stated on the Fedora forum that they have the same problem but has no problem in Chrome on the same machine. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Bob BTW, this happened in two machines running Fedora 36 and Firefox 101.0.

Asked by 1bbrazie 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

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import passwords from CSV file using Firefox Version 101.0 (64 bit)

How to import passwords from a CVS file (such as create by Keeper password manager) into Firefox Version 101? I looked at older questions (example: <<https://sup… (read more)

How to import passwords from a CVS file (such as create by Keeper password manager) into Firefox Version 101?

I looked at older questions (example: <<https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1329981 >>) but the solutions do not apply to the latest Firefox version.

Thank you in advance for your help

Asked by Dave & Linda 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago