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since the latest update firefox opens new windows with a blank page instead of my home page.

In options I have homepage and new windows set to custom urls. The new tab option doesn't have an option for custom url but I'm opening a new window so it shouldn't follo… (read more)

In options I have homepage and new windows set to custom urls. The new tab option doesn't have an option for custom url but I'm opening a new window so it shouldn't follow the new tab setting. I never open tabs, just windows.

Why does every update have to cause a problem with my settings? I leave updates as long as I possibly can as they always cause a problem.

Asked by cathc 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 11 months ago

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Firefox is blocking the Wayback Machine ffs. It is not displaying the [Advanced] button so I can't override it. Please fix it.

So when I try to visit archive.org or its wayback machine, I get "Secure Connection Failed" Two widgets are offered: a tickbox for reporting issues and a [Try Again] butt… (read more)

So when I try to visit archive.org or its wayback machine, I get "Secure Connection Failed" Two widgets are offered: a tickbox for reporting issues and a [Try Again] button. Your Help says to click on the [Advanced] button but there isn't one.

Before anybody gives me a lesson in online security, I would ask that you focus on your usability issue and not my personal habits, thanks.

Asked by steelpillow 1 year ago

Answered by steelpillow 11 months ago

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"Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options"

Look, this is a huge problem because this message isn't just showing up on my Fire Fox browser, it's also on my TOR browser. I'm not seeking to fix TOR here, I'm just say… (read more)

Look, this is a huge problem because this message isn't just showing up on my Fire Fox browser, it's also on my TOR browser. I'm not seeking to fix TOR here, I'm just saying that it's on there too and TOR uses Fire Fox - this message appears nowhere else on my PC or browsers. My system was just purchased brand new in Feb. This message did not display when I dl either browser. I've NEVER downloaded ANY Avast or anything like it, I use Windows Defender and that's it. I'm not a techie - but I'm like really neurotic over hard drive space - I don't download ANYTHING unless I absolutely HAVE to with the exception of browsers. I only download those from their official websites though. I do play some games, I've only downloaded games from Steam, Origin, and Utomik. I do have all of their clients on my PC. Other than that, there's been NOTHING I've dl. I only included that info because I thought it might help. Can someone PLEASE help with this. I tried to look at the registry, I'm not seeing anything that seems amiss but I need more specifics - I've read the other questions and answers on this - but I don't know HOW to change anything to see if it helps. I already am scared to death to touch the registry.

Asked by pam_e86 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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when I search I get error mesage on blank page. Why is this

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search … (read more)

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search is obviously the problem but why. At present i am using MS-Internet Explorer but miss using Firefox. Can you help or do you suggest I download it again. If I dowbload it I want to keep the changes I made but I am happy to use Firefox Mozilla'a search engine. Thank you Barbara Bibi

Asked by barbedwards 1 year ago

Answered by barbedwards 12 months ago

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Is there a simple way to block a website from ever loading without downloading special addons like Blocksite, just type in the website name and it can not load?

I have a couple of websites that keep popping up from time to time unexpectedly. There must be a way to simply add websites names e.g. www.ihatetheseguys.net to someplac… (read more)

I have a couple of websites that keep popping up from time to time unexpectedly. There must be a way to simply add websites names e.g. www.ihatetheseguys.net to someplace on my Firefox browser, something like a BANNED LIST. And once added that website can never open on my browser again.

This seems like it should be a very simple to thing to do.... it would be like the exceptions list we can access in options where we add websites to a list and they are allowed to open, but this would be the opposite.

I have searched around and it seems there are some add-ons/apps/programs I can download and run on my computer, one called BLOCKSITE. But I dont want to download anything. This seems like it should be a very simple to thing to do on the option page. Simply add a BANNED LIST where we can type in websites and when they try to nope they get noped away to oblivion.

Asked by Max7777 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Internet speed significantly slow on Firefox than on other apps

My wifi plan is of 50 Mbps. When checked on Firefox via Ookla speedtest it shows only 9 to 10 Mbps. It has been showing this since the past week, before that it was accur… (read more)

My wifi plan is of 50 Mbps. When checked on Firefox via Ookla speedtest it shows only 9 to 10 Mbps. It has been showing this since the past week, before that it was accurate to 50 Mbps. Also when checked on Ookla Speedtest app on Windows, the speed is accurate (50 Mbps). I was trying to attach screenshots but it is stuck on 'Loading'.

Asked by MMG97 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Disable message Open executable files?

Hi. I need to open the jnlp file but each time it shows me the message "Open executable files? ..." How can I disable this message and open the executable file? Thank you… (read more)

Hi. I need to open the jnlp file but each time it shows me the message "Open executable files? ..." How can I disable this message and open the executable file? Thank you! Thanks!

Asked by maria516 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Refreshed, now cannot access bookmarks, but DO have 'old Firefox data' file, nothing I have tried has worked.

POINT ONE: IMO, there needs to be a warning saying "if you are thinking of doing a 'refresh' (sounds innocent enough) and are not intimately familiar with Firefox, bear … (read more)

POINT ONE: IMO, there needs to be a warning saying "if you are thinking of doing a 'refresh' (sounds innocent enough) and are not intimately familiar with Firefox, bear in mind that it may take you hours, days or weeks to get back working online. So don't do it unless you have to."

Yes, I have the 'old Firefox data' file but several methods suggested for getting my bookmarks back have not worked. I also did the procedure suggested to make an HTML file from the backup file, just in case I might need it, but I do not see the HTML file in 'documents'. Is it somewhere else? I could list some of the efforts I have made to get my bookmarks back but it would take several pages of typing. Right now I have about 15 windows open from links on help pages for multiple ways to fix bookmarks problems, but after working on this for several hours I am hopelessly confused.

For one example: I went to Library / hit 'bookmarks' / hit 'show all bookmarks' / hit 'import and backup' / hit 'restore' / hit 'OK' / get message: "unable to process backup file".

Should I throw the computer out, buy a new one and start over? It would certainly be simpler. But I absolutely DO need those bookmarks.

Thanks for any guidance on this.

Asked by Rodney1111 1 year ago

Answered by Rodney1111 12 months ago

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turn off address bar searching

How do I turn off the drop down address bar menu so that when I type an address and HIT ENTER it goes there instead of forcing me to mouse over to the green arrow and cli… (read more)

How do I turn off the drop down address bar menu so that when I type an address and HIT ENTER it goes there instead of forcing me to mouse over to the green arrow and click.

Asked by jdevlin 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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can't open links in Outlook 2010

I have Win 8.1 and just upgraded to Firefox vs 67.0 64 Bit which is, and has been my default browser for years and now can't open links in Outlook 2010. I don't use IE so… (read more)

I have Win 8.1 and just upgraded to Firefox vs 67.0 64 Bit which is, and has been my default browser for years and now can't open links in Outlook 2010.

I don't use IE so why would that even help?

I had no problem with the links in vs. 66...so should I go back to an earlier version, and is that even a selectable item(?) and from some of the responses, that didn't even help.

Logically, I'm leaning to go back anyway to earlier version but was hoping someone can provide some info that CAN AND WILL FIX THIS PROBLEM...any help will be greatly appreciated! thanks

Asked by Magnogreato 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Any form in my Firefox (in two different PCs doesn't accept letter q (lowercase)

I have two Windows 10 PC with Firefox. Since several weeks in forms like gmail compose or facebook messenger or hotmail both sujbect and message, I cannot type the letter… (read more)

I have two Windows 10 PC with Firefox.

Since several weeks in forms like gmail compose or facebook messenger or hotmail both sujbect and message, I cannot type the letter q in lowercase.

Fine typing Q but no q

I tried to find any solution to this but no results. I found a similar topic here with letter Q instead. I followed the steps but no luck as well. (Cannot type letter Q (weird bug!))

The issue is simple, typing q doesn't type anything. I can paste the Q from clipboard and works fine (this how I survived)

I have Spanish (Mexico) language and Latin American keyboard by default. Tried with the standard English (US) and US international keyboard with the same behavior .

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by aouton 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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In Firefox 67.0 a .jnlp-file does not provide the "open" option when downloaded

In Firefox version 66.0.4 when I download a .jnlp-file it provides the option to either save the file or open it in Java Web Start. Now that I updated to Firefox version … (read more)

In Firefox version 66.0.4 when I download a .jnlp-file it provides the option to either save the file or open it in Java Web Start. Now that I updated to Firefox version 67.0 I can only save the file. The option to directly open the file using Java Web Start is not available anymore.

Asked by HellerIT 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I speak to a representive?

Somehow ( I didn't do it deliberately) when signing onto my banking (Scotiabank) website, my account number and my password is already filled in. I have never done anyth… (read more)

Somehow ( I didn't do it deliberately) when signing onto my banking (Scotiabank) website, my account number and my password is already filled in. I have never done anything to cause this to happen, although I may have done it accidentally?? how, I do not know. I have tried everything to remove it so that I fill in that information myself each time I want to sign in to my Scotiabank account. I tried ctrl + shift + delete and no combination of the selections worked. Help, I cannot for safety reasons have this information showing. I have spoken to the bank, I have spoken to Google and they recommended I contact Fire Fox. Can you help. It would be very helpful if I could actually speak to someone, but I cannot find a contact phone number to do so.

Asked by joicy 1 year ago

Answered by AZBruno 1 year ago

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I can't find any of my old data before firefox updated today.

Firefox recently updated(without my permission) and i have no idea how to recover my old data. When I started up firefox, it came with information telling me to sync to a… (read more)

Firefox recently updated(without my permission) and i have no idea how to recover my old data.

When I started up firefox, it came with information telling me to sync to an email and my phone and i did all that.i just cant find anyway of restoring my data. I've tried using this thread to help me but i can't find the old firefox data folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1195682

I also remember having mulitiple add-ons like no script and ad blocker plus but i don't know which version they were.

if anyone has information, if would be great if you could help me.

Asked by ncuwonfuwc 1 year ago

Answered by ncuwonfuwc 1 year ago

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Bookmarks not backing up will not export or sync

My Firefox bookmarks have not automatically backed up in more than 6 months. I can go through the steps to export or backup my bookmarks, but no file is ever created. I h… (read more)

My Firefox bookmarks have not automatically backed up in more than 6 months. I can go through the steps to export or backup my bookmarks, but no file is ever created. I have tried this multiple times over the last few months, always using the latest version of Firefox (currently 67.0 64 Bit) and OS (Mac OS 10.14.5).

Asked by ausmossy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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When bookmarking a page, I can't get the complete list of bookmark folders to dropdown in order to select any folder in which to bookmark page.

firefox quantum 60.7.0 on windows 10. When I try to save a bookmark, the drop down list of folders only shows 5 folders. I have dozens. I tried to open it in safe mode… (read more)

firefox quantum 60.7.0 on windows 10. When I try to save a bookmark, the drop down list of folders only shows 5 folders. I have dozens. I tried to open it in safe mode (no addons), but the behavior is the same. I have not lost the bookmarks. when I click the bookmarks menu item, they are all still there.

thanks, Brian

Asked by brianh2 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 12 months ago

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All my extensions stopped today. All are allowed in private windows.

All my extensions stopped today. All are allowed in private windows, in their extension settings. My FireFox version is "up to date". The instructions here (https://suppo… (read more)

All my extensions stopped today. All are allowed in private windows, in their extension settings. My FireFox version is "up to date".

The instructions here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extensions-private-browsing?as=u&utm_source=inproduct) therefore don't solve this problem.

I just tried uploading a screenshot showing extension card have private windows "allowed", but upload doesn't complete (a related issue??).

How can I get my extensions working again?

Asked by SE-Tundra 1 year ago

Answered by SE-Tundra 1 year ago