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Address Bar Search Not Working

Hi, Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Mint 18.3 I have the 'Use the address bar for search and navigation' option selected in settings but when I enter a search all I get … (read more)

Hi,

Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Mint 18.3

I have the 'Use the address bar for search and navigation' option selected in settings but when I enter a search all I get is 'Hmm. That address doesn’t look right. Please check that the URL is correct and try again.'

Any ideas please?

Asked by caned_monkey 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Recovering data

I had to reset my computer and lost my data, unfortunately I did not create a firefox account beforehand. Is it possible to recover that information or is it lost indefi… (read more)

I had to reset my computer and lost my data, unfortunately I did not create a firefox account beforehand. Is it possible to recover that information or is it lost indefinitely. I managed to find some appdata information locally on my computer, but I do not know how to go from there.

Asked by thekim0517 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." message.

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it… (read more)

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days, so it must have been added by a recent update. I already have my bookmarks available just fine, so is there a way to get rid of the message? Thanks!

Asked by Archdevil155 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox's spellcheck suddenly stopped working, any ideas how to fix it?

This is driving me a bit mad... A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've no… (read more)

This is driving me a bit mad...

A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've not made any system changes lately beyond installing a few games.

- I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked in the browser options. - I have the English language pack installed from here (The British pack installed currently) - I've opened about:congif in the browser itself and made sure the value for layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1.

It doesn't work on any site.

Chrome is working fine, but I prefer to use FF.

- I've tried reinstalling. - I've tried unchecking and rechcking the box.

Any ideas where what I should try next?

Any help really appreciated!

Asked by theforeverthread 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cursor blink problem in Firefox 84

I'm having a new problem with Firefox, which I think appeared with Firefox 84 (but I'm not 100% sure). When I type in some text boxes, the cursor gets very slow and unres… (read more)

I'm having a new problem with Firefox, which I think appeared with Firefox 84 (but I'm not 100% sure). When I type in some text boxes, the cursor gets very slow and unresponsive to move around by the keyboard _if_ the text in the box is long enough so that a scrollbar appears on the right hand side. Sometimes. It doesn't happen at all sites -- it's not duplicating in this textbox that I'm typing in right now -- but it happens all of the time in the message boxes at playdiplomacy.com, and sometimes on GitHub.com when posting issues. Sporadically and unreliably.

As far as I can tell, the cursor is still moving quickly and responsively, but the blink itself isn't happening so I can't see it. If I hold down the left cursor key, it looks like the cursor isn't going anywhere, but if I hit a letter key that letter appears instantly at the location where the cursor has apparently moved to, with no delay.

The problem does not occur when I hold down shift (to highlight) while moving the cursor via the arrow keys, which further suggests that it is somehow related to the cursor blinking.

Restarting in safe mode makes the problem go away instantly. Disabling all add-ons myself does not. Starting with a brand new profile does _not_ make the problem go away either. So there's something safe mode is doing that a new profile doesn't.

Any idea what might be causing this?

(Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 84.0).

Thanks!

Asked by Vultan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I remove both the Fullscreen warning notification and the transition animation in switching to/back from fullscreen? (Firefox latest 2021)

Hi all How do I remove both the Fullscreen warning notification and the transition animation in switching to/back from fullscreen? Is it some option in about:config I rec… (read more)

Hi all

How do I remove both the Fullscreen warning notification and the transition animation in switching to/back from fullscreen?

Is it some option in about:config I reckon?

Thanks Vin

Asked by tvin7 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Turn off built-in adblocker for certain sites?

I've noticed since FF has a built-in adblocker certain sites say I need to disable it to be able to submit a question, how do I do this? I'm using version 84.0.1 on 64-bi… (read more)

I've noticed since FF has a built-in adblocker certain sites say I need to disable it to be able to submit a question, how do I do this? I'm using version 84.0.1 on 64-bit Windows Home (and made an exception for the site but I still get the error message). Thanks in advance.

Asked by HelpwithFirefox938373 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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PDF Viewer Toolbar Toggle

Hi. Is there a way to create a shortcut-key toggle to make the PDF Viewer toolbar appear and disappear? I've implemented the CSS code for removing the toolbar altogether… (read more)

Hi. Is there a way to create a shortcut-key toggle to make the PDF Viewer toolbar appear and disappear? I've implemented the CSS code for removing the toolbar altogether, but some key features require the toolbar. Hope there's a way to get this done. Thanks a lot!

Asked by Hithesh 1 year ago

Answered by Hithesh 1 year ago

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ZIP Files Downloading as PDFs

Background: I'm currently tutoring full-time, and the site I use allows tutors to download the session afterward as a .zip folder. In the past this has been incredibly he… (read more)

Background: I'm currently tutoring full-time, and the site I use allows tutors to download the session afterward as a .zip folder. In the past this has been incredibly helpful, because it allows me to review my lessons and improve my planning.

Current Issue: For some reason Firefox now appears to be misinterpreting these ZIP files as PDFs. When I begin the download, Firefox gives me the option to either open (as PDF) in Firefox, or to download. At this point (before any download occurs) Firefox has already labeled the file as a PDF. If I open it in Firefox, obviously it doesn't work (being a .zip folder.) If I download it, Windows Explorer usually lets me explore it as a .zip folder, but recently, about 10% of the files I download (even if I never open them as a PDF) still download as a PDF and are therefore inaccessible.

Fixes: I've tried downloading instead of opening with Firefox. This works about 90-95% of the time; not sure what the issue is. I've tried re-assigning the file type in Windows Explorer, to no avail. I've adjusted Firefox preferences (from "always ask" to "use Windows Explorer.") I'm not sure this will help, but will try.

Any advice? I hate to sound fussy, but I'm pretty meticulous about saving my lessons and hate losing that much data on my students. While I can save each file independently, it takes much longer. Thank you!

Asked by ajic.ajic 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Missing "List all tabs" button when Firefox is maximized

Firefox has a "list all tabs" button, which looks like a "v" in the tabs bar, next to the plus. It works great but when I maximize the window (not F11 full screen, but W… (read more)

Firefox has a "list all tabs" button, which looks like a "v" in the tabs bar, next to the plus. It works great but when I maximize the window (not F11 full screen, but Windows OS Maximize Window), this button disappears. Seems like a bug; I can't think why you would want that button to be removed when the window is maximized.

Asked by jwdunham 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"simplify page" option missing in print preview

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. … (read more)

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. Without it many pages are impossible to print. How can I restore this feature?

Asked by dplant 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Format of HTML bookmarks file

I want to set up a bunch of bookmarks in FF [84.0.1] and I cannot find out what the acceptable bookmark format is. [the bookmarks will come from someone else so I'd lik… (read more)

I want to set up a bunch of bookmarks in FF [84.0.1] and I cannot find out what the acceptable bookmark format is. [the bookmarks will come from someone else so I'd like to write a program to generate the appropriate import file]. I've tried edit an exported HTML file and then importing that [modified] file and it doesn't seem to work at all, so I'm clearly not understanding what has to be in the file so it'll work.

My plan/hope was to be able create a file with

<DL><P>
   <DT> FOLDERNAME 
   <DL> <P>
        <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for the bookmark</a>
       <DT> <A HREF=URL> name for trhe bookmakr</a>
               ...
    </DL>
</DL>

Is that even vaguely close to something that'll work?

Asked by BernieC 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Some websites' fonts are thin and barely readable

Hello, I have had this problem for a while now and I am not sure when it happened but it's been like this for around a year now. Some we websites (NOT ALL) appear to me l… (read more)

Hello, I have had this problem for a while now and I am not sure when it happened but it's been like this for around a year now.

Some we websites (NOT ALL) appear to me like they have a thin, pixelated font and it's hard to read them sometimes. See screenshot.

I have already checked my Windows' ClearType settings and that seems to be fine. Is there another solution to this?

Asked by SharpAmethyst 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgradin… (read more)

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgrading error, or is it just the way Firefox will be now?

Asked by firefox1202 1 year ago

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Wordpress Website not (re-)loading in Firefox

Hi @ all, our website https://ana-dismissed.de/ is not loading in Firefox, or to be more precise it is loading often but on occasionally not reloading when refreshed. Thi… (read more)

Hi @ all,

our website https://ana-dismissed.de/ is not loading in Firefox, or to be more precise it is loading often but on occasionally not reloading when refreshed. This only happens in Firefox, Safari and other Chrome-based Browsers don't show this, perfectly working there (as far as I could check).

I already checked Firefox developer tools, like console or resource loadings etc. There is no issue I can find. I'm completely lost, no hint at all, why this happens in Firefox only.

Please find a short video here: https://imgur.com/a/31XyiMi

I'm thankful for every hint into the right direction.

Best regards!

Asked by admin340 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Where does Firefox store SQLITE download history

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract. The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my download… (read more)

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract.

The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my downloaded files if it's not there.

BUT!!! In order to know the files aren't there, Firefox has to know where did I put them.

I searched the home folder but nothing named `download` is in the folder.

I asked a question for what should I do https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1312757 but doesn't get anything remotely useful.

Asked by palm22180 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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'Other Bookmarks' appears in Bookmark Toolbar, I don't want it!

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I … (read more)

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I like having the double right arrow at the edge of the toolbar like it use to be. When I did a full browser 'refresh', it disappeared!

However, on using CCleaner again, the darn thing reappeared.

How to I tell FireFox that I would like to be in charge of how it displayed, rather than some errant code that someone else thinks i want?

Asked by Stephen5000 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Other Bookmarks missing from my Toolbar

Other Bookmarks and its contents has disappeared from my toolbar. How do I bring it back? It is visible in my dorp downbox, but I need it available to me in my toolbar. … (read more)

Other Bookmarks and its contents has disappeared from my toolbar. How do I bring it back? It is visible in my dorp downbox, but I need it available to me in my toolbar. Thank you in advance.

Asked by CJ 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Firefox slows or even freezes when typing text

Firefox slows down or even freezes for a longer time when I am typing in text in forms (like new GMAIL messages, search boxes, etc). Especially when I make mistakes and d… (read more)

Firefox slows down or even freezes for a longer time when I am typing in text in forms (like new GMAIL messages, search boxes, etc). Especially when I make mistakes and delete some.

I have Refreshed Firefox and removed the Adblocker add-on, which I thought might cause the problem, but the problem persists.

Any idea how to tackle this?

Asked by jan.haverkamp 1 year ago

Answered by jan.haverkamp 1 year ago