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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Change in the way Firefox suggests as I type in the address bar

Until recently, when I started typing in the address bar, FF was offering suggestions that were clearly based on addresses I had gone to in the past and seemed remarkably… (read more)

Until recently, when I started typing in the address bar, FF was offering suggestions that were clearly based on addresses I had gone to in the past and seemed remarkably prescient about where I wanted to go. For example, if I typed the name of my hosting service, Seanet, one of the top 2 or 3 choices would be Seanet's login page.

Now, if I type "sean" for example, I get a bunch of irrelevant stuff ("sean connery") and about 10 lines down, it says "firefox suggests" and one of those is the login page. I ran into an article talking about how to change settings under privacy/address bar, but those don't affect this behavior. They change what might be the source of suggestions, and I limited it to browsing history, and that didn't help at all.

Maybe this is something that can't be fixed, but things were easier when FF listed very near the top the actual addresses I went to. Not all have deteriorated, e.g. (to reveal stuff about me) typing "x" gets xkcd.com as the first suggestion, and typing "e" gets explainxkcd.com as the first (sorry, sometimes I don't get the computer references and need an explanation).

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by zarky1 20 hours ago

Answered by zarky1 4 hours ago

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Allow Site for Pop-Ups in Firefox Remotely

Good afternoon, We have a large quantity of PC's that we need to add a Pop-Up exception to for Firefox. Is there a way to add this desired website pop-up exception via a … (read more)

Good afternoon, We have a large quantity of PC's that we need to add a Pop-Up exception to for Firefox.

Is there a way to add this desired website pop-up exception via a script remotely? I know where to go to manually add a Pop-Up exception (Settings/Privacy & security/Allowed Website Pop-Up's). But is there a way to script this? Can this even be locked with a PrefLock line in a Mozilla.cfg file? I did a little digging and did not see anything. That would be ideal.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Please note that the remote machines are NOT a part of a domain. But I have complete connectivity to them as an administrator on the same network.

Asked by ar550n1c 22 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 21 hours ago

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How do I get firefox to not search in page automatticly?

Whenever I press a key on a site where im not activly typing in a text box, Firefox auto seaches to find the letter/phrase in page. This is really annoying when trying to… (read more)

Whenever I press a key on a site where im not activly typing in a text box, Firefox auto seaches to find the letter/phrase in page. This is really annoying when trying to watch youtube or play a game in browser. Is there anyway to turn this feature off?

Asked by coopersonic12 22 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 22 hours ago

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my account was locked. I need to get it unlocked please

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1355554. Please follow up there, thanks.] Need my account unlocked [Personal information removed by … (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1355554. Please follow up there, thanks.]

Need my account unlocked

[Personal information removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by stubby1969 1 day ago

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Screenshot not working

I must have disabled something in About:config but i don't know what. Attached are the recently modified settings, any idea which one might incorrectly set? I tried in s… (read more)

I must have disabled something in About:config but i don't know what.

Attached are the recently modified settings, any idea which one might incorrectly set?

I tried in safe mode also but all i get is this bot face logo.

Asked by N. Aumond 1 day ago

Answered by N. Aumond 1 day ago

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Photo autoloader (with eBay or Craig's List) fails to load image with FF

I had this issue and was not certain where the problem occurs, either the browser, my computer, or the applications involved. I could not find the problem by googling a … (read more)

I had this issue and was not certain where the problem occurs, either the browser, my computer, or the applications involved. I could not find the problem by googling a solution so I tried to isolate the source of the problem. The images are not the issue; I can move and view them using a variety of apps. I shutdown and restarted windows 10, cleared cookies and data, and tried another browser (Chrome was downloaded and opened as a guest) . That's where I finally had some success. I was able to login to eBay and upload photos. I believe something is corrupted with FF. Has this type of problem been noticed and resolved before?

Asked by Wally 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Southwest sends me an email after I browse for fares

When I browse for fares on Southwest Airlines, but don't book, I get an email a few minutes later urging me to book the flight. I was not signed in to SW at the time and… (read more)

When I browse for fares on Southwest Airlines, but don't book, I get an email a few minutes later urging me to book the flight. I was not signed in to SW at the time and I was in private browsing mode. How did Southwest connect that browsing session to my email?

Asked by cayoumans29 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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RealClearPolitics says "We've noticed you are blocking ads" when I'm not.

Realclearpolitics.com says I'm blocking ads. I've turned off all my add-ins and turned off Enhanced Tracking Protections for the site. The site is detecting something, bu… (read more)

Realclearpolitics.com says I'm blocking ads. I've turned off all my add-ins and turned off Enhanced Tracking Protections for the site. The site is detecting something, but, I don't know what.

I'm using Firefox on a MAC. It is the latest version (93.0 64 bit).

Can you help?

Asked by MikeT 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Yahoo email will not allow sign in on Firefox

When trying to sign in to currently.att.yahoo.com via Firefox to access old Yahoo/pacbell email address, it creates an endless loop asking to create a new password, but w… (read more)

When trying to sign in to currently.att.yahoo.com via Firefox to access old Yahoo/pacbell email address, it creates an endless loop asking to create a new password, but will not allow sign in or access to email. ATT Customer service suggested signing in on ATT.COM via Chrome or Edge, which works just fine. Sign in does not work on Firefox ~ not sure what the problem is, or who is at fault... Anyone else have this problem?

Asked by rdelapp 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Something in Firefox blocking WordPress admin functionality

Hi, I made the mistake of selecting a checkbox in a browser popup window that I thought was just asking me if I didn't want to be reminded about something everytime I tri… (read more)

Hi, I made the mistake of selecting a checkbox in a browser popup window that I thought was just asking me if I didn't want to be reminded about something everytime I tried to do it ... but it seems that's not the case, and unfortunately I cannot find the setting to reverse the decision, and it is stopping me from deleting wordpress plugins from the wordpress admin of my site ... when I now try to select the plugin "delete" link, it is unresponsive ... can you think of which thing I might have selected in what popup window of the browser, and how I could reverse this? I tried a few things but nothing worked.

Asked by GalacticPrez 1 day ago

Answered by GalacticPrez 1 day ago

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website logins

firefox logs me into a particular site even though save passwords is turned off and none are listed as saved. this happens even after closing firefox and opening a new wi… (read more)

firefox logs me into a particular site even though save passwords is turned off and none are listed as saved. this happens even after closing firefox and opening a new window. i logged in last week to this site, and opened it today and its still logged in.

Asked by Gieto 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Addons, and settings not sizing correctly

As you can see in the screen shot, when trying to open addons or settings in Firefox it will not adjust to the correct size. It was working a few hours ago. Here are all … (read more)

As you can see in the screen shot, when trying to open addons or settings in Firefox it will not adjust to the correct size. It was working a few hours ago. Here are all of the things I have tried Rebooting, disabling all extensions, uninstalling all of them, full uninstall and reinstall of Firefox. Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by Mason.Leadbetter 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Dev Tools

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reaso… (read more)

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reason Dev Tools). I've gone in about:config and set all variables to False, yet they reset themselves to true every time. How do I disable the DevTools. Thanks

Asked by john.enrietto 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago

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No toolbar - the upper menu bar the should say "firefox"

All my other applications and browser apps show a "toolbar", the uppermost edge of my screen, with "Firefox" and bookmarks, etc. It is just gone. I can't figure out why i… (read more)

All my other applications and browser apps show a "toolbar", the uppermost edge of my screen, with "Firefox" and bookmarks, etc. It is just gone. I can't figure out why it is not showing up or available. I am not in full screen mode, although that hides the bar on top also. Mac OS 10.11.6, preferences says latest available update, although I cant tell because I can't set the "About" Firefox button.

Asked by davidsamish 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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History tab only shows "Today" and that's all...

So, on Windows 10 I noticed that when I click the History tab I see Show All History and when I click that the only option I get is Today..very odd. On my Windows 7 Home … (read more)

So, on Windows 10 I noticed that when I click the History tab I see Show All History and when I click that the only option I get is Today..very odd.

On my Windows 7 Home Premium when I do the same steps I have access to "Today", "Yesterday", "Last 7 days" and various recent months.

This is what I'm accustomed to and was hoping to get input on why I only get Today option on my Windows 10 computer.

Looking forward to your reply...

JF

Asked by jono5900 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Blinking pictures on a certain webpage (link below)

Recent updates on firefox (firefox - 93.0+build1-0ubuntu0.21.04.1) seems to have issues with pictures in this webpage webpage : System Host: Kubuntu 20.04 Kernel: 5.11.0… (read more)

Recent updates on firefox (firefox - 93.0+build1-0ubuntu0.21.04.1) seems to have issues with pictures in this webpage webpage :

System Host: Kubuntu 20.04 Kernel: 5.11.0-38-generic

I tried a virtual machine (gnome boxes) with pop os. Firefox works fine with no updates, but after updating to (Firefox - 93.0+build1-0ubuntu0.21.04.1) it shows the same issue on this page https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/khelpcenter/fundamentals/ui.html#visualdict-drop-down-box

Guest: POP OS 21.04 Kernel: 5.11.0-7620-generic

I also tried on Boxes-Manjaro (Firefox 91.0-1) and works fine, then I updated it to 93.0-1 and have issues as well on the page https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/khelpcenter/fundamentals/ui.html#visualdict-drop-down-box.

Guest: Manjaro KDE 21.1.0 Kernel: 5.13.11-1-MANJARO

On all of this OS, pressing left click on the image solves the problem temporarily, scrolling down or up makes the blinking appear again

My final thoughts are the KDE docs page uses a lot of fancy links which probably is not standard for a general web page which leads on unexpected issues on newer version of Firefox, a workaround would be installing deb packages of Firefox 91 because is stable and trusty and installing new one if needed, a caveat would be updating manually. In any case I would like to know what else would causing

Asked by gjoe 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago