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search box on Firefox home page

Trying to use the seach box in the centre of the Firefox homepage (google search engine) .. everything I type goes up to the address bar . Tried changing settings - I se… (read more)

Trying to use the seach box in the centre of the Firefox homepage (google search engine) .. everything I type goes up to the address bar . Tried changing settings - I see there's a search box option in the 'tool bar' which looks to be up at the side of the address bar. cant understand why we need another one as well as the one in the centre.

Also by turning off suggestions and not choosing the 'search box option in the 'tool bar' , the address bar is now only accepting URLs so searching isnt working.

So ..1. Is the search box in the centre no use?

        2.  Does search work with all suggestions turned off?

Asked by brian.pitchford 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Somehow firefox is trying to open (by itself) a page that is sytematically blocked by SOPHOS antivirus.

Somehow firefox is trying to open (by itself) a page that is sytematically blocked by SOPHOS antivirus. It is a malware or a setting in Firefox causing this? the site is:… (read more)

Somehow firefox is trying to open (by itself) a page that is sytematically blocked by SOPHOS antivirus. It is a malware or a setting in Firefox causing this? the site is: flashvd.net/.well-known/http-opportunistic. This is happening only when firefox is running. thanks

Asked by wiprada 1 year ago

Answered by wiprada 1 year ago

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Duplicate devices in "Send Tab to Device" list - but not in accounts.firefox.com

I have many duplicate entries in the "Send Tab to Device" menu, which I believe are from old installs. This occurs on both desktop version of Firefox and Firefox Android.… (read more)

I have many duplicate entries in the "Send Tab to Device" menu, which I believe are from old installs. This occurs on both desktop version of Firefox and Firefox Android.

The problem is they do not appear in https://accounts.firefox.com/settings#connected-services so I cannot remove them. Only the actual devices I am using appear there.

Any ideas?

Asked by apathetic 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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No Netflix or Amazon Prime on Firefox 90.0.2. (64bit) for MacOS Catalina - Widevine issues

Netflix and Prime Video do not allow video playing and give me errors associated with Widevine. Thing is, all the threads I have found about Widevine issues for Firefox o… (read more)

Netflix and Prime Video do not allow video playing and give me errors associated with Widevine. Thing is, all the threads I have found about Widevine issues for Firefox on MacOS say that new widevine is not supported on or before MacOS 10.11.

I am using a MacbookPro 13" 2012 Running MacOS 10.15.17 (Catalina) Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit)

Installed Firefox 78.9.0esr as suggested roll back solution and it did not change anything. Reinstalled Firefox 90.0.2 and now Firefox Plugins section is is telling me that "Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly." but it doesn't seem to change. I have always stayed updated on MacOS and Firefox versions, and suddenly in early 2021 this has become an issue that persists to date.

Is the current status of Widevine for Firefox on MacOS BROKEN?

There are no roll backs that seem to work, and I can't find anyone else with my MacOS and Firefox versions that are reporting the same problem. Streaming is not only the way of the future, it has been the standard for media viewing for over 5 YEARS. Firefox needs to figure how to make widevine work from the get go or it will quickly go the way of the dinosaur.

I don't WANT to use Chrome (thought I currently do for Netflix), please don't suggest that as a solution.

Asked by pMa1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox deleted all my data (this includes bookmarks, browsing history and everything you can think of)

This morning my firefox opened normally and nothing was out of the ordinary. Later today I turned on my laptop again and when I opened firefox it asked me to make a "prof… (read more)

This morning my firefox opened normally and nothing was out of the ordinary. Later today I turned on my laptop again and when I opened firefox it asked me to make a "profile". I thought that maybe firefox had updated and was now using profiles or something, so I choose to "create new profile" and just left it at its default name. Upon opening I noticed that all my data was gone...

Asked by muhavaux33 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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black list warning from avira when firefox starts

When I start firefox on my laptop, Avira gives me a black list warning and stops some processes. During my browsing with firefox, the warning comes back and back again. W… (read more)

When I start firefox on my laptop, Avira gives me a black list warning and stops some processes. During my browsing with firefox, the warning comes back and back again. What can I do to stop it?

Asked by fritsjfaber 1 year ago

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Firefox on linux seems to default to mobile - how to change globally

Hello, I have Firefox on all of my devices (Win10Pro, Fire tablet, Samsung phone, etc.). Recently got a Raspberry Pi 4 (Linux) with a 24" (1920x1080) monitor and Firefox… (read more)

Hello, I have Firefox on all of my devices (Win10Pro, Fire tablet, Samsung phone, etc.). Recently got a Raspberry Pi 4 (Linux) with a 24" (1920x1080) monitor and Firefox (78.11.0esr 32 bit) seems to 'default' to Mobile. How do I change to Desktop globally? Google Search comes up in the middle third of the screen. (Search dropped "Linux" from the search I tried on subject - Google is becoming worthless.) Amazon.com comes up as text on the left side. I don't want to have to manually change from Mobile to Desktop for each site that I visit. PLEASE, don't make me use Chromium....

Thanks!

Asked by KT 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Disabling Ctrl+Shift+M shortcut

Hello, recently Ctrl+Shift+M has been grabbed by Firefox but I had already mapped this shortcut to a command in my desktop, how do I disable this shortcut in Firefox? Tha… (read more)

Hello, recently Ctrl+Shift+M has been grabbed by Firefox but I had already mapped this shortcut to a command in my desktop, how do I disable this shortcut in Firefox? Thanks!

Asked by delentef 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Importing bookmarks from chromium browers to firfox

I was switching my browser from Brave, a chrome based browser, back to Firefox because Brave doesn't can't run some of the stuff my uni learning management system (LMS). … (read more)

I was switching my browser from Brave, a chrome based browser, back to Firefox because Brave doesn't can't run some of the stuff my uni learning management system (LMS). I tried importing my browser bookmarks and passwords to Firefox but the importing feature on Firefox doesn't show Brave as one of the browsers it can take the data from. I want to know if there's anyway I can fix this or if there's no hope for importing data from chromium browsers to Firefox.

Asked by LegendsDem 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Different bookmarks in different profiles in same account

I'd like to have, in my one firefox account, a 'private' profile with my private life bookmarks and a 'work' profile with my work life bookmarks. However, this doesn't se… (read more)

I'd like to have, in my one firefox account, a 'private' profile with my private life bookmarks and a 'work' profile with my work life bookmarks. However, this doesn't seem to work. I open firefox with work profile and see my work bookmarks, then I close and reopen with private profile and see my private bookmarks, then I close and reopen again with work profile and now I still see my private bookmarks instead of my work bookmarks. Firefox just unsolicitedly takes the private bookmarks over to the work profile. This can't be how it's supposed to be, right? Because what would be the point of having different profiles? I hope you can help me with this.

Asked by lop192 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can't log into Yahoo email

I cannot log into my Yahoo mail account while on FireFox. FireFox is my default browser, and I had not problems until Friday, August 6. I can log in on my iPhone but no… (read more)

I cannot log into my Yahoo mail account while on FireFox. FireFox is my default browser, and I had not problems until Friday, August 6. I can log in on my iPhone but not on my desktop. What happened and what to I do to stop this interference. Thanks

Asked by susanyardley 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Windows 7

I have an old PC desktop which I would like to replace with a newer model. I want to get a used one with Windows 7 on it. I know Windows 7 is no longer supported but I … (read more)

I have an old PC desktop which I would like to replace with a newer model. I want to get a used one with Windows 7 on it. I know Windows 7 is no longer supported but I have a lot of old software that I use, some not often, and have no desire to purchase new software. I was told that I could not download Firefox onto a newer PC with Windows 7. Is this true? I do have a laptop with Windows 10 that I use for on line ordering, etc. I like the desktop as it has a decent keyboard and mouse.

Asked by bouvsbunscavies 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Print at reduced scale printing at correct scale but also cropped by same reduced scale

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. P… (read more)

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. Printing to US Letter size (which had been broken with "na_letter" being stuffed in to the config at one point, but I switched it back to "US Letter" and then it started working again a few months ago - Thank you).

I see some similar questions listed, so this may be simply adding information to something known:

Printing with "Fit to page fit" works fine, with correct preview. Print with scale set to 100% works fine, with correct preview.

Printing with scale set to less than 100% (say 70% or 80%) showed in the preview the page rescaled as expected. The actual printed output is also rescaled as expected, but the page size gets cropped at the right and bottom by what appears to be the same percentage, ending up with lost content. The bit that does print seems to match what is shown in the print preview perfectly, suggesting it would have been totally perfect if the print area had not been cropped along with reducing the text and image sizes.

I tried the "Print using the system dialogue" option, and the printed result had the same pathology.

Same problem also happens when I print to PDF. For this I tried doing the same thing twice, both scaled at 70%, and on comparing found that the preview in firefox had also become cropped a bit but not to the same extent. I did not notice any cropping for the first print to PDF, but now seem unable to get back to what I saw originally in the preview, with correct resizing and no cropping. Playing around some more with printing at 100% vs 70% vs 80% to "fit to page width", I seem to be getting changing crops happening each time in the preview for the reduced sizes.

But the preview and print are both still correct for 100% scaling and for "fit to page width".

Sample web page I used here was https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-shoulder-workout-for-better-posture?utm_source=pocket-newtab The screen shot shows the preview after the first reduced print to PDF, with no settings changed. The little bit of side cropping seen in the preview did not happen when I did the first print to PDF.

Asked by douglasgilbertson 1 year ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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lnstalling on a different SSD

I am trying to install firefox on an ssd other than the C: boot drive but I do not get the custom install page + the installer doesn't give me the option to select it... … (read more)

I am trying to install firefox on an ssd other than the C: boot drive but I do not get the custom install page + the installer doesn't give me the option to select it... Any help? Ram

Asked by b_bod 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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After upgrade to firefox 90, I am not able to login in some HTTPS pages with SSO certificate

After upgrade to firefox 90, I am not able to login in some pages. I use sso with certificate on these pages and Firefox just show this error message: "Error code: SSL_ER… (read more)

After upgrade to firefox 90, I am not able to login in some pages. I use sso with certificate on these pages and Firefox just show this error message: "Error code: SSL_ERROR_CERTIFICATE_UNKNOWN_ALERT".

I also not able to downgrade back to old version because firefox does not want to open with alert that I use older version.

I use firefox on MacOS Mojave and after upgrade Firefox tried to access to my keychain for certificate, but without success. I do not have set my firefox to use my keychain, so I do not know why it tried to access keychain.

So I have to migrade to chrome :(. I wait for a while if there is solution before I delete firefox.

Asked by aronjan 1 year ago

Answered by aronjan 1 year ago

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HSBC personal internet banking won't load

I've been using Firefox to do my internet banking for years, but last week suddenly it doesn't work any more. I get a message saying "Bad Request Your browser sent a requ… (read more)

I've been using Firefox to do my internet banking for years, but last week suddenly it doesn't work any more. I get a message saying "Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit."

Please can someone sort this out as I rely heavily on Firefox for this purpose.

Using Microsoft Edge it all works as normal, so that is my work-around, but would prefer to use Firefox if I can.

Asked by JK 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago