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windows 11 edge browser scrourge

Windows 11 keeps trying to change my browser from FF to their Edge spyware/virus (it asks EVERY time I start FF). I managed to get it stopped once - difficult and time-c… (read more)

Windows 11 keeps trying to change my browser from FF to their Edge spyware/virus (it asks EVERY time I start FF). I managed to get it stopped once - difficult and time-consuming, but the next Windows update re-installed it. I have used FF for 15 - 20 years and it works superbly for my needs and nothing from MS ever seems to work.

How can I stop this?

Thanks, Wolfgang

Asked by Wolfgang 1 year ago

Last reply by Wolfgang 1 year ago

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low volumn on you tube

I have the volume control all the way up. I turn the volume control on videos all the way up. I have just updated Firefox. The sound is too low. Is there an add-on? It u… (read more)

I have the volume control all the way up. I turn the volume control on videos all the way up. I have just updated Firefox. The sound is too low. Is there an add-on? It used to be OK, not now.

Asked by maryconstancelowery 1 year ago

Last reply by spammattic 1 year ago

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Computer Slowness

Terry, thanks for writing me but I even have problems when I only use a couple tabs and I rarely use Facebook or Reddit. Yet even with limited use of Firefox it inevitabl… (read more)

Terry, thanks for writing me but I even have problems when I only use a couple tabs and I rarely use Facebook or Reddit. Yet even with limited use of Firefox it inevitably expands and expands using up more and more memory until I have to exit Firefox. Is there anything I can do to limit Firefox?

Asked by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 year ago

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How to restore the green lock icon

hi I would like ask about green icon .Before I did this by security.secure_connection_icon_color_gray in about:config But in Firefox 106 did not works .There is any way… (read more)

hi I would like ask about green icon .Before I did this by security.secure_connection_icon_color_gray in about:config But in Firefox 106 did not works .There is any way to set this ssl green padlock.

Asked by idude 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Computer Slowdown

I wrote earlier about the slowness in my computer that sometimes forces me to restart it that's happened ever since I added the Firefox Private Browsing Feature. I was a… (read more)

I wrote earlier about the slowness in my computer that sometimes forces me to restart it that's happened ever since I added the Firefox Private Browsing Feature.

I was asked about my security and I said I use Norton 360. I've also added Norton anti-tracker. Could that be causing the problem?

Thank you.

Asked by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

Last reply by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

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Firefox Private Browsing

I recently added the Firefox Private Browsing feature and I believe I made a mistake. Since then my computer often slows to a crawl and I have to restart it to get it to … (read more)

I recently added the Firefox Private Browsing feature and I believe I made a mistake. Since then my computer often slows to a crawl and I have to restart it to get it to function normally. I wish to delete the Firefox Private Browsing feature to end any burden it may be on my computer. I do mean delete and not disable.

How can I remove the Firefox Private Browsing feature?

Sincerely,

Michael Brandt [email removed from public]

Asked by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

Last reply by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

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why can't enchanted tracking protection be disable in about:config turn on FALSE DOES NOT WORK??? I'm 68 I can't keep turning it off to type in passwords I pay my bills online. I have Malwarebytes for protection.

why can't "enchanted tracking protection" be disable in about:config. I changed it to FALSE DOES NOT WORK??? I'm 68, I can't keep turning it off to type in passwords. I p… (read more)

why can't "enchanted tracking protection" be disable in about:config. I changed it to FALSE DOES NOT WORK??? I'm 68, I can't keep turning it off to type in passwords. I pay my bills online. I have pay Malwarebytes for protection. It should be optional, not shoved on us. Jazz

Asked by jazzapia1 10 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Firefox Browser Can't Open Without My Permission

Firefox has been updated on my PC at least 100 times. It ALWAYS brings up the screen asking me to verify if thiis program can make changes to my computer, Why? Is v 102.… (read more)

Firefox has been updated on my PC at least 100 times. It ALWAYS brings up the screen asking me to verify if thiis program can make changes to my computer, Why? Is v 102.1 the latest? I don't know I see other comments about other versions.

And so many more issues I am about to pull every last hair out of my head. I don't even know how your Bookmarks work, nothing like I've ever seen. And, why does Firefox Browser open in different pages, sometimes. I'll have 2 rows or 3 rows of add-ons. Sometimes the font is so tiny I cannot read it, other times it's just fine.

I know what you are going to do. You'll give me some instructions with words that mean nothing to me. Then you'll provide articles I can read, and they mean nothing to me either. I AM NOT an IT person. I just want to turn on my computer and have it work properly JUST ONCE! Wouldn't that be great, then maybe twice in a row!

I thoiught i would be happy with Firefox, but I'm not. Just like I'm not happy with Windows platforms from 7 onward. Instead of making things easier for the everyday user all you do is make things more confusing and complex. I read some of the questions on this website and I don't even know what they're talking about.

I just want Firefox to WORK

Asked by Rhonda 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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clearing history

If clearing history & deleting everything, wouldn't i lose items i want to keep ? I usually go through, deleting one item at a time, so as not to lose everything… (read more)

If clearing history & deleting everything, wouldn't i lose items i want to keep ? I usually go through, deleting one item at a time, so as not to lose everything. This can take awhile ! What am I doing wrong ? I really like Firefox, by the way. I feel 'safe' using it, like the features, just everything about it !

Asked by Sunflower44 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to separate Firefox taskbar window from pinned icon on Windows 8 Pro?

So, back in the days when I installed Firefox, it would automatically pin it to the taskbar. When I opened Firefox, the newly-opened Firefox window appeared separated fro… (read more)

So, back in the days when I installed Firefox, it would automatically pin it to the taskbar. When I opened Firefox, the newly-opened Firefox window appeared separated from the pinned icon in the taskbar. I liked this because it allowed me to open new windows faster. Now, I had to uninstall and re-install Firefox (the last version as of today) because of some problem. Now, this separation no longer occurs. If I open Firefox, the opened window and the pinned icon in the taskbar become the same thing. How can I fix this?

I am using Windows 8 Pro btw.

I attached a screenshot to show how it looks like.

Asked by King Massen 2 years ago

Last reply by TechHorse 1 year ago

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jscher2000

Hello, jscher2000 I believe the last communication we had was on July 28, 2022. I had my last message pulled up and now I don't know where it is. You had asked me the n… (read more)

Hello, jscher2000

I believe the last communication we had was on July 28, 2022. I had my last message pulled up and now I don't know where it is.

You had asked me the number of Profiles I had and if I remember correctly it was 8 or 9 not all active. The other big problem that still will not go away is attached and I hope you are able to open this attachment. I cannot open Firefox without this message coming up and now it's appearing on other screens.

Can you see the screen below that states "We've made some educated guesses about your current browser". Somehow, my information was changed to OS 8. I have never in my life used that OS, nor I have used 8.1. I have tried to change it back to Windows OS 10, but it seems to prefer 8. How do I fix that problem.

So, I read in an email I receive quite often that Firefox had updated to OS 104, mine did not change on August 23rd and my settings suggest it should have change since it's set to update automatically. I manually updated a couple of hours ago.

Now since I'm updated to OS 104 is there anything I need to do to make sure that the previous update isn't going to mess up, like it usually does, or do I need to uninstall something or another, do some magic tricks, or stand on my head?

I would appreciate your continued help. I have no idea where the email that I sent to you regarding the number of profiles I have, but I did see it as I was try to slug through this system of emails trying to find you and your last response to me on July 28th. If you can find that you will also find my answer to your question.

Thank you, Rhonda

Asked by Rhonda 1 year ago

Last reply by Rhonda 1 year ago

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autoplay block does not work

Hi i connect on this website:https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-remove-default-microsoft-apps-in-windows-11-10/ and the videos play automatically with… (read more)

Hi i connect on this website:https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-remove-default-microsoft-apps-in-windows-11-10/

and the videos play automatically with the autoplay block on firefox, thank you for your help god bless.

Asked by loceanworld 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Bookmarks are corrupted?

So a while ago I opened firefox on my computer and noticed all my bookmarks were dead (they had the globe and wouldn't go anywhere when clicked), I thought 'weird' and di… (read more)

So a while ago I opened firefox on my computer and noticed all my bookmarks were dead (they had the globe and wouldn't go anywhere when clicked), I thought 'weird' and didn't do anything at the time because it wasn't what I was busy with at the time. Then, recently, I open firefox and my bookmarks are linked wrong. Like, I have Netflix bookmarked, it says Netflix, it has been netflix for as long as I have used Firefox, but if I click on it, it takes me to an article I read weeks ago at this point -one I did not bookmark or even view repeatedly. In some of my folders all of the bookmarks are missing, like they aren't dead, they're just gone.

But if I go to my ipad firefox and access my desktop bookmarks from that sync -which I literally just re-synced today- I have all my bookmarks. All of them exist, the links are fine, they're there. But I have tried refreshing Firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling it, restarting my computer, logging out of my account, removing all my extensions, everything I can think of and! Nothing!

Also, if I try to restore my bookmarks from an older file, it does nothing. Or it will say it can't access them.

I don't know what's going on. I know if I wanted to I could go through and re-bookmark them all because I do have access to all of them on my ipad, but I mostly want to know if there is a way to fix it on my desktop or even figure out what happened. I can't remember anything happening around the time with my browser. Any help is much appreciated!

Asked by annika.m.van 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Help needed for a pensioner who doasn't understand

Can someone please help solve this problem. Why am i getting this message below The site concerned is FamilySearch which i have bee using for some years. I am a pensioner… (read more)

Can someone please help solve this problem. Why am i getting this message below The site concerned is FamilySearch which i have bee using for some years. I am a pensioner who doesn't know much about computers.

Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another browser

Asked by bevanrichardson 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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firefox Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Since this took me awhile to figure out I thought this could help other people. firefox Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Also you can manually add sites in pr… (read more)

Since this took me awhile to figure out I thought this could help other people.

firefox Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Also you can manually add sites in preferences. Privacy & Security Preferences → View Certificates... → Servers → Add Exception

Asked by COKEDUDE 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago