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Change default Google search engine to .co.uk from standard.com

My first language is English but I live in France where, for some reason my Google search engine defaults to dot com. This means that I see results from France (good) an… (read more)

My first language is English but I live in France where, for some reason my Google search engine defaults to dot com. This means that I see results from France (good) and bucket-loads from the rest of the world which have no relevance to where I am or what I'm looking for.

I've been through the 'add more search engines' help pages and there is no answer there that I can find. I want to set my default not as google.com (as Google says I have to because I chose the English language) but google.co.uk. So, how do I do this in Firefox please?

Thanks in advance Kevin

Asked by unionfan 5 days ago

Firefox: Security -> Cookies and Website-Data

Hi there, When I navigate to Settings in Firefox -> (don't know the exact term in English) Privacy and Security -> Cookies and website data I see this "The saved co… (read more)

Hi there, When I navigate to Settings in Firefox -> (don't know the exact term in English) Privacy and Security -> Cookies and website data I see this "The saved cookies, website data and the cache currently occupy xx MB" and three buttons Remove Data, Manage Data, and Manage Exceptions. When I click the first button to remove the data, the data is erased but it always leaves an 85Kb amount. Why? I can remember times when all of this data was removed. Kind regards.

Asked by Martin N. 5 days ago

An upgrade occurred this morning for Version 72.0.2 (64 bits) without my consent, I am furious!

I am french speaking and have a french Firefox installation, sorry for bad translation... In my Firefox I have this option selected : "Verify for the existence of upgrade… (read more)

I am french speaking and have a french Firefox installation, sorry for bad translation...

In my Firefox I have this option selected : "Verify for the existence of upgrades, but let me decide for the installation".

I had the old version 66.0.5 since may,13 2019 and NEVER wanted to upgrade anymore for various reasons...

Why did the upgrade occurred this morning without my express consent?

This is a violation of my privacy and security, I want my old version back and a way to prevent any new upgrades in the future.

Rej

Asked by rejean1 5 days ago

Can't sign in

Hi, My other Windows tablet had problems and I had to reinstall Windows and therefore Firefox. I lost all of my add ons and speed dial tabs etc and want to sync with othe… (read more)

Hi, My other Windows tablet had problems and I had to reinstall Windows and therefore Firefox. I lost all of my add ons and speed dial tabs etc and want to sync with other devices, but on that tablet when I click 'Sign in or Register' I'm taken to a 'Create account' page. When I put in my email address, I'd expect it to say there's already an account with that email address, but it doesn't. Then, when I put in my current password, the first bar takes the password without problem, but when I fill in the 'Repeat password' bar, the first two characters are entered but the rest of the password jumps to the first bar!

This already the second installation of Firefox as the first version didn't work and the Firefox page in Explorer said something had gone wrong and gave another download link...

Do you have any ideas? This is taking a crazy amount of time, just going around in circles...

Thank you.

Asked by sally.bradbrook 5 days ago

Unrecognised log-in

I have found a log-in in the logins and passwords list which I do not recognise - from a dating site which I haven't used! (How) Is this possible? I had recently been rec… (read more)

I have found a log-in in the logins and passwords list which I do not recognise - from a dating site which I haven't used! (How) Is this possible? I had recently been receiving a huge amount of spam but once I deleted the log-in the spam dissappeared. Does anyone have any thoughts?

Asked by j.carter83 6 days ago

Last reply by j.carter83 5 days ago

Notifications

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is… (read more)

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is a ugly white rectangle. I tried to search how to change, and one site said I have to go to to Settings>System>Notifications & Actions and scroll down to Receber notificações destes remetentes and turn on Firefox, but Firefox don't appear there, as you can see in the screenshot. I'm Brazilian, so my system is in Portuguese.

Asked by Amanda 5 days ago

Forced Session Restore of Firefox after resume from sleep everytime

Firefox latest version 84.0.2 on Win 10 latest updates Dell XPS 13 9380. Firefox apparently crashes either on sleep or restore from sleep mode, forcing a session restore.… (read more)

Firefox latest version 84.0.2 on Win 10 latest updates Dell XPS 13 9380.

Firefox apparently crashes either on sleep or restore from sleep mode, forcing a session restore.

I specifically use a number of websites where forms are filled out in browsing tab. A Session Restore means a reload of that page, losing all my prior work on that page (could be up to an hour's work).

Loving my move from Chrome and starting my journey off the Google train. Firefox is great. But this one is a show stopper for me. Help!

Asked by dcardellini 5 days ago

Last reply by dcardellini 5 days ago

How can I slim down my Firefox Profile?

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to sli… (read more)

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to slim it down. I want to keep bookmarks and have it auto recall previous sites I have visited. Can I keep the bookmarks and auto recall, but delete some of the files? These files are big also, places.sqlite, webappstore.sqlite, favicons.sqlite Thank you very much.

Asked by HnLA 6 days ago

Last reply by HnLA 5 days ago

Attachment not Opening

I cannot open any attachments through AOL using the Firefox browser. The attachment is there but when I try to select it it it does not open with all types of attachments… (read more)

I cannot open any attachments through AOL using the Firefox browser. The attachment is there but when I try to select it it it does not open with all types of attachments (.doc, .xls, .pdf, .etc..). This only occurs with Firefox and started about a few days ago. IE and Chrome are ok. Using Firefox version is 84.0.2 (64-bit). I had cleared the Cache but no difference.

Please advise.

Asked by spirop1 5 days ago

Download files are moved or missing

When downloading a file without saving it it will just disappear after downloading. I can see the downloading process but when i click the blue arrow the message is that … (read more)

When downloading a file without saving it it will just disappear after downloading. I can see the downloading process but when i click the blue arrow the message is that the file has been moved or missing. If I choose to save the file there is no problem but I often only want to have a short glance at the document and no interest i sawing the file.

I have made a new installation of Firefox but the problem remains the same. I hav temporarly turned off my Norton security program but that doesn´t help either. This problem was first noticed in late 2020 before that I could download and open the file directly.

Asked by hakan.warnelid 5 days ago

Bad Request Missing OAuth parameter: client_id

Bad Request Missing OAuth parameter: client_id Launching FF from LastPass vault and using correct password and email the < Bad RequestMissing OAuth parameter: client_i… (read more)

Bad Request Missing OAuth parameter: client_id

Launching FF from LastPass vault and using correct password and email the < Bad RequestMissing OAuth parameter: client_id> popup appears. I am not sure what the correct URL for the FF login page is; I just copied the URL from the sign in page. LastPass launches my other websit sign ins successfully.

Kindly advise Robert

Apologies for any wasted time. JUST FOUND THAT THE FF SIGN IN URL WAS WRONG. LASTPASS NOW LAUNCHES FF SIGN IN AND ON PASSWORD ENTERED FF ACCT OPENS.

Asked by Lojong 5 days ago

Thumbnail image not loading under certain conditions

There is an issue with thumbnails not loading on certain webpages. I've tried a lot to solve this problem and found out that it doesn't reproduce in Safe mode. This doesn… (read more)

There is an issue with thumbnails not loading on certain webpages. I've tried a lot to solve this problem and found out that it doesn't reproduce in Safe mode.

This doesn't happen when I first visit a web page. Occurs when I browse other pages of the website or refresh multiple times. (But, closing the window and accessing the page again will solve the problem.)

It doesn't print out any special error messages, it just appears to be still loading. (Checking in the console, status code 200 (OK) is not returned and it shows that it is still being requested.)

However, regardless of whether or not the image is actually being loaded, the NS_BINDING_ABORTED error is thrown in the thumbnail image URL.

I've tried a lot of methods like turn off hardware acceleration, switch to the default theme, disable all extensions, turn off AdGuard (on Windows), turn off DNS-over-HTTPS feature, and disable to force HTTPS, but that didn't fix the problem.

Only in safe mode the problem was resolved.

Additionally, there are no problems with Chrome browser. When a problem occurs in the Firefox browser, if I refresh the same page in Chrome, it loads fine. So I guess it's not a network issue.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems I tried to solve the problem by referring to this article, but it did not say what settings were changed other than those described above when using Safe mode.

So I would like to know which settings change when I enable safe mode.

Asked by dora 5 days ago

youtube

youtube presents errors during loading, leaving the left side panel and the youtube login menu empty, strangely when opening firefox for the first time after turning on t… (read more)

youtube presents errors during loading, leaving the left side panel and the youtube login menu empty, strangely when opening firefox for the first time after turning on the computer it seems to load normally but when browsing or updating the problem is present.

I don't use third-party antivirus, only the one that comes in windows 10. I suspect the firewall and windows defender itself.

I've been like this for two months. I tried updating windows 10, no changes. update firefox, no changes. reset firefox, no changes. disable firefox add-ons, no changes. reinstall firefox, no changes. private window, unchanged.

any ideas?

Asked by jhonatan1natanohj 5 days ago

AppAutoUpdate not available in local group policy editor

I abandoned my effort to control policies using a policies.json file, since the posted instructions do not work and the moderator who was helping me didn't have any addit… (read more)

I abandoned my effort to control policies using a policies.json file, since the posted instructions do not work and the moderator who was helping me didn't have any additional suggestions. So I'm now trying to do this via the local group policy editor in Windows 10 Pro with Firefox ESR 78.6.1.

I obtained the admx/adml files for that version of Firefox and placed them in the appropriate location in Windows\Policy Definitions.

Now I get the full list of polices in Firefox about:policies#documentation. There is also a Mozilla>Firefox node in the group policy editor with many options. However, AppAutoUpdate is not among them, even though it appears in the documentation. The only thing relevant at all in the GPO editor is Mozilla>Firefox>Preferences>app.update.auto, which both the GPO and about:policies says is deprecated and not supported.

So what is the actual truth? Is there, or is there not really an AppAutoUpdate policy that we can actually use to stop the endless pestering about updates in an ESR version? If there really is one, what are the actual steps to find it and make it work?

Thanks.

Asked by KRDibble 5 days ago

TLS handshake

I'm using FF Version 84.0.2 and have increasingly experienced slowness and problems loading many websites with "Performing TLS handshake ........" statuses and other dela… (read more)

I'm using FF Version 84.0.2 and have increasingly experienced slowness and problems loading many websites with "Performing TLS handshake ........" statuses and other delays. Several sites will not load at all. To resolve, Firefox has to be closed, reopened, and then the sites may load OK or still slowly load. I'm using Duck Duck Go as the search engine. I've searched online fix articles and tried several ideas but couldn't find any current/recent solutions, have done Refresh, and built new profile too. Anyone having this problem or have solution ideas that will work? Thanks

Asked by acnewcomb1979 5 days ago

Always allow... check box not respected for external links

Hi all, We have an internal web application that uses an external application on our pc's to handle certain links. After updating Firefox to version 8X it now continually… (read more)

Hi all,

We have an internal web application that uses an external application on our pc's to handle certain links.

After updating Firefox to version 8X it now continually asks to open these links. The Always allow... checkbox is not respected. Once checking the box it lasts for the period you have the browser open but as soon as you close Firefox and open again it will again prompt.

I tried renaming my handlers.json file and letting it be rebuilt to no avail.

Anyone know what he issue might be?

thanks

Asked by jcrow 5 days ago

Windows 10 touch keyboard auto closes in Firefox

Hi I am running Firefox version 84.0.2 on Windows 10 (Build 19042) - Desktop mode I like to use my computer with a mouse only and I use the built in Windows 10 touch keyb… (read more)

Hi I am running Firefox version 84.0.2 on Windows 10 (Build 19042) - Desktop mode I like to use my computer with a mouse only and I use the built in Windows 10 touch keyboard when I need to type something.

My problem is that every time I click on the touch keyboard button (lower right corner of Windows 10) when in Firefox, the touch keyboard opens and then automatically closes. I think this is a problem with Firefox because the touch keyboard works fine in Edge as well as Notepad and other applications

my about:config osk settings are as follows services.sync.prefs.sync.ui.osk.enabled - true ui.osk.detect_physical_keyboard - true ui.osk.enabled - true ui.osk.require_win10 - false

The message that appears under ui.osk.debug.keyboardDisplayReason is the following ui.osk.debug.keyboardDisplayReason - IKPOS: Touch screen not found.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please help

Asked by reldahr 5 days ago

The icon in the tab bar sometimes flashes

Hello. I am using Firefox Nightly. When I browse a page(any page) for a while, the icon in the tab bar will start flashing, and the "Reload" button in the upper left corn… (read more)

Hello. I am using Firefox Nightly. When I browse a page(any page) for a while, the icon in the tab bar will start flashing, and the "Reload" button in the upper left corner will also start flashing. At this point I cannot do anything with the current page. So I was wondering how to solve this problem. Thank you. (I am not a native English speaker, then I may made some mistakes, sorry about that :-(

Asked by Ding_Yichen 5 days ago