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default search engine problem

In order to use my preferred browser, MetaGer, I have to change the default search engine every time I open Firefox. After setting the default search engine, Firefox reve… (read more)

In order to use my preferred browser, MetaGer, I have to change the default search engine every time I open Firefox. After setting the default search engine, Firefox reverts to Google after relaunch. How do I fix this? I'm using Firefox 85 with OS 10.13.6 High Sierra. Thanks

Asked by garyjc7 9 months ago

Answered by garyjc7 9 months ago

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cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking

cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking!!! I've used Firefox for years, and for years I daily do my online banking. Now all of a sudden, without any warning I… (read more)

cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking!!!

I've used Firefox for years, and for years I daily do my online banking.

Now all of a sudden, without any warning I cannot log into my bank account. I've tried clearing history, etc. I've tried the about:config change...

I can log in fine with Microsoft Edge.

My wife uses Firefox and she can log into the bank. I suspect that is because Firefox has not updated on her computer.

This is maddening, to put it mildly.

Asked by jedasa 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (read more)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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No text showing, only images from today on one news website.

I haven't installed any new Add-ons for over a year but suddenly today the Telegraph.co.uk website is only displaying images. I disabled all Add-ons, re started FF but th… (read more)

I haven't installed any new Add-ons for over a year but suddenly today the Telegraph.co.uk website is only displaying images. I disabled all Add-ons, re started FF but that hasn't fixed it. Safari is okay though. Mac 10.11.6 and FF 78.10.1esr Thanks for any tips, can't do without a proper newspaper. Kryters.

Asked by kryten 6 months ago

Answered by kryten 5 months ago

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Lost all bookmarks after Firefox/Windows update!

Hello Community Do hope someone can help? Have tried all suggestions in Support area on topic: Lost/Recover Bookmarks. Also spoke to Windows Support and was told to call… (read more)

Hello Community

Do hope someone can help?

Have tried all suggestions in Support area on topic: Lost/Recover Bookmarks. Also spoke to Windows Support and was told to call Mozilla Firefox Technical Support. I've been unable to find a number.

I had a Windows update around the same time as a Firefox update, May/June, only realised all saved bookmarks prior to June 2020 have disappeared. This has never happened before.

Urgently need to find out if there's a method of retrievel or have it confirmed that all of these very important bookmarks are permanently lost.

Thank you in advance

Asked by Col 1 year ago

Answered by Col 1 year ago

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (read more)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Screwed keyup events with alt modifiers

Hi, I think I broke the ALT keyup events in some way, probably with my configuration but not sure how. If I put this code in the console : `document.addEventListener("key… (read more)

Hi,

I think I broke the ALT keyup events in some way, probably with my configuration but not sure how.

If I put this code in the console : `document.addEventListener("keyup", e=>console.log('alt: '+e.altKey+' | '+String.fromCharCode(e.which).toLowerCase()));` and the press the keys, I have the following results:

- pressing "I", I get the expected "alt: false | i" - pressing "ALT+I", I get "alt: true | �"

I do not have the problem with other modifier keys like CTRL

Asked by Simon 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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slow graphic function canvascontext.createLinearGradient()

Hello together, when implementing canvas graphics with 2D context, I notified that the latest FF 87.0 on windows is much slower than chrome/edge/opera on windows and also… (read more)

Hello together,

when implementing canvas graphics with 2D context, I notified that the latest FF 87.0 on windows is much slower than chrome/edge/opera on windows and also much slower as safari on mac. I drilled into detail and detected that it was caused when drawing polygons with color gradient (see attached image). Means that using canvascontext.createLinearGradient() instead of flat colors makes it slow. On the other hand using flat colors is perfectly fast.

I wondered, because I had much better experience with FF and installed an earlier version (78.9.0esr) on the same windows workstation and the problem was gone. Seams, that some change made the newer FF slower with this type of graphic..

CPU is i7 8650U 1.90 - 2.11 GHZ, OS is Windows 10 version 20H2

But the effect is the same on all windows workstations I tested. Would be happy to see, that I can use FF again with these type of graphic apps.

Asked by frank.schiller 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago

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I can no longer access a website with Firefox, but I can with other browsers

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am r… (read more)

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am reported that a safe connection cannot be established with the message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. I am not shown any option to consider this site SAFE (no matter what, it's SAFE and I need to access it occasionally). I also use ESET anti-virus software. I can access through other browser, at least the show me it couldn't be safe but allow me to go on. I don't want to switch browser once in a while to navigate. I want to use Firefox in any case (or switch to another one that allows me to). How can I make it work (apart from deleting cache, temp files and history, which did not work)? Thank you.

Asked by Roberto 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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How can I choose in which Firefox profile to open external links?

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away… (read more)

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away (so no profile manager interference) in a random profile. I do want it to open right away, but ideally would like to easily set a priority order for profiles to open the external links without having to restart the profiles.

Asked by Marjolijn 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Don't want to upgrade

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 and i keep getting notices to upgrade. But the last time I upgraded, Firefox changed the locations of my tabs from below the address bar to above the address bar and also changed the behavior of the address bar. It took me a couple of weeks to find the answers and get things back the way they were. I don't want to upgrade Firefox because I have no idea what it might change this time. Is there a way to keep Firefox from sending me upgrade notices when I don't want them?

Asked by mikejanus 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Disable bloated address bar?

Hi, Since 1-2 months my Firefox address bar grows vertically to about 1.5 its normal size when I click it. I think this came with an update. How can I disable this? It's … (read more)

Hi,

Since 1-2 months my Firefox address bar grows vertically to about 1.5 its normal size when I click it. I think this came with an update. How can I disable this? It's really annoying and unnecessary.

Thanks

Asked by MM6631764 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why am I running Firefox ESR?

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recal… (read more)

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recall ever having installed the ESR version. Why am I only getting Firefox ESR updates?

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Ebay listing

We are receiving this message from Ebay when attempting to list a product (see below). Any suggestions how to work around it please? Thank you. Did Not Connect: Potentia… (read more)

We are receiving this message from Ebay when attempting to list a product (see below). Any suggestions how to work around it please? Thank you.


Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to scgi.ebay.co.uk because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

scgi.ebay.co.uk has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by nj.m 4 months ago

Answered by nj.m 4 months ago

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Sync issues

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the … (read more)

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the loading icon just spins and spins and spins and spins and spins for.ev.er. Please help. I just want my browser to sync on different devices.

Asked by april.ross 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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I CANT GET ON TO TESCO'S AGAIN????

Hi, IM having trouble getting on to TESCO.COM , i can get on with GOOGLE but with Firefox it keep saying :- == Oops... It looks like something is not right If you are s… (read more)

Hi, IM having trouble getting on to TESCO.COM , i can get on with GOOGLE but with Firefox it keep saying :-

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Oops... It looks like something is not right

If you are seeing this page it is because your browser has failed some security checks

You may still be able to browse our site to find the feature or store you're looking for. Go to homepage, Contact Us, Site Map.

If you continue having trouble please contact our customer service helpline on: 0800 323 4040

Reference Id: 18.79476768.1594138726.1d58126e

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THIS keeps on happening at least 6 - 8 a year. ive cleared the cache off Firefox, rebooted it, got a now TESCO site and it is still the same. Yet Google fires up all right all the time. I have got 3 pc of a type and they all can get TESCO without any trouble. Ive been with you for 20yrs and am reluctant to change noW. Tesco just say your better of using Google than Firefox, which isn't much help. Yes they can get me on (sometimes) but they all ways say Google is the one really.

There must be something i can do?

Asked by ron1011 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Frequent Firefox Crashes

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports: bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 7/19/2020 8:43 PM bp-0… (read more)

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports:

bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-0b9fdd52-483e-4581-97d5-861d10200619	6/19/2020 4:06 PM
bp-5b3993e3-5adc-4e32-b802-ce4c20200619	6/19/2020 1:13 PM
bp-3c2a8dd5-3a51-47cc-8839-def410200405	4/4/2020 9:09 PM
bp-03a34b6a-6a74-4dd7-912e-1f13e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-cdb8fe65-262e-4996-b7fe-49d5e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-68d37e22-b489-4d63-8510-4a1590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-afc84b54-9e95-4cde-ba08-004910200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-5bf341c1-bd41-4dca-8265-3317a0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-8be1cee7-a3c6-40d6-ba06-dad220200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-30bdb348-5713-4934-afc7-23ade0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-9d81d0a3-2cb8-4924-97e3-add9e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-bcccc6a2-4cf3-44ec-95db-690590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
table end

I have run Firefox in Safe Mode, and I still get the crashes, often on a Checkout page after getting an order together. My software is updated to the latest versions available, and I have kept my security up to date. If we cannot find a fix to stop all this crashing, I'll have to give up on Firefox as being highly unreliable. Since I am totally blind, RELIABILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME!

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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browser warning: potential security risk ahead - ssl_error_bad_cert_domain

the situation: we publish an internal wiki website in our intranet. the delivering server provides a certificate issued by our own microsoft active directory pki (root-in… (read more)

the situation: we publish an internal wiki website in our intranet. the delivering server provides a certificate issued by our own microsoft active directory pki (root-intermediate-servercert). firefox is configured by gpos in order to use windows cert store, where root and intermediate are installed. but nevertheless firefox drops an error message ssl_bad_cert_domain and i do not see why. in chrome or chromium based edge everything is fine. no ssl warnings. as you can see in the attached screenshot the cert includes various san fields for different host names, which includes two ip addresses (anonymized).

any advice what do to is mostly appreciated.

thanks a lot peter

Asked by El Viejo 10 months ago

Answered by El Viejo 10 months ago