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Why does "Firefox/Google" show search suggestions I have never searched for with the "history" icon?

I use a search bar in Firefox's toolbar for searching and my defauly search engine is Google. When I type on this, sometimes I get search suggestions that I never searche… (read more)

I use a search bar in Firefox's toolbar for searching and my defauly search engine is Google. When I type on this, sometimes I get search suggestions that I never searched for (and I am not using a shared computer). For example when I type "how do you" in the bar, I get suggestions like "how do you ne demek" ("what does how do you do mean" in Turkish) as in the attached picture. I have never searched for these queries, yet they appear with a history icon next to them, implying I have searched for them. Why is this happening?

I've tried using the same bar with something other than Google as the active search engine (Mozilla Support for example), and when I type "how do you", none of these false suggestions appear; and only what I have actually searched for in the past appears. Furthermore, when I type in "ne demek" like in the suggestion, I *also* don't get the same suggestion.

So there's something wrong with how Firefox relays data from Google's suggestions. In fact, I use neither Firefox nor Google in Turkish and yet keep getting geolocation-matched suggestions in Turkish like this, sometimes with and sometimes without the history icon; which did not use to happen a few years ago. Is this a personal problem I can fix somehow, or is this a general bug?

Asked by Esoppant 15 hours ago

Last reply by Esoppant 3 hours ago

Windows 10 NOT Windows 8

Firefox continues to indicate I am using Windows 8. I have NEVER used Windows 8 in my liftetime. I use Windows 10 and after locating the program compatibility location to… (read more)

Firefox continues to indicate I am using Windows 8. I have NEVER used Windows 8 in my liftetime. I use Windows 10 and after locating the program compatibility location to change to Windows 10, Windows 10 isn't an option. I changed my OS to 10 in your box below. Why? I don't understand this.

Asked by Rhonda 4 months ago

Last reply by Rhonda 6 hours ago

Using down button to scroll

Using Firefox V109.0 Windows 10 Duckduckgo Search Engine I use the up and down buttons to scroll. When searching on Duckduckgo I can scroll normally up and down the resul… (read more)

Using Firefox V109.0 Windows 10 Duckduckgo Search Engine I use the up and down buttons to scroll. When searching on Duckduckgo I can scroll normally up and down the results page until clicking on a link in the search results. After visiting a website and then hitting the back button to go back to the search page I am returned to the same place in the search results. If I hit the up button I can scroll up the results page normally. If I hit the down button however, the search page jumps back to the top of the page of search results and I then have to scroll back down and find the place where I was in the search results. This happens every time and I have found no solution to this annoying problem. I would appreciate any solutions for this problem that anyone might have.

Similarly, I cannot use the up and down buttons for scrolling the page when in the Firefox Settings. Using the up and down buttons when in Settings will only scroll up and down between the Settings Categories, such as General, Home, Search, Privacy and Security, etc. I have tried clicking on the page and on the page bar on the right but I am forced to use the trac pad to scroll when in settings. Note: I use the up and down buttons for scrolling because my HP laptop has a terrible trac pad which makes it's use very difficult for scrolling. Once again, I would appreciate any help that anyone might have with these issues. Thanks

Asked by larryharwood222 11 hours ago

Last reply by larryharwood222 8 hours ago

Please DO NOT remove the option to disable the FF98+ way of handling downloads

I was looking for a solution to the VERY ANNOYING problem of having Firefox download PDFs I simply wanted to read from Firefox but not keep. I found the solution to that … (read more)

I was looking for a solution to the VERY ANNOYING problem of having Firefox download PDFs I simply wanted to read from Firefox but not keep. I found the solution to that problem created by the Firefox devs themselves (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370409#answer-1488645) and was going to leave it alone. It was just yet another obscure about:config setting to FIX a regression introduced by Firefox devs, no biggie, ALL firefox users are used to doing that by now since devs keep implementing solutions that look for problems instead of the other way around, but then someone said that you guys might get rid of the ability to disable this in the future. PLEASE DON'T. This "new way" of doing things is filling up MY HOME folder on Linux, not even my download folder. Instead of getting rid of this setting why don't you MAKE IT EXPLICIT in the downloads section. It's the least you can do since you created a problem that solves nothing. Most users who can't remember to download a pdf they were looking at won't remember how to look for it in the downloads folder either. You will just clutter people's download folder with JUNK for no reason and eat at their storage. I'll say it once and I'll say it again: the biggest advocates for Firefox's rival browsers are Firefox devs themselves smh.

Asked by BuffedShampoo 21 hours ago

Last reply by James 13 hours ago

https://www.kqed.org/support/membership/onq

Firefox doesn't work well with KQED magazine. See attached image. Clicking the box to get a full screen image results in an image too small too read. The KQED magaz… (read more)

Firefox doesn't work well with KQED magazine. See attached image. Clicking the box to get a full screen image results in an image too small too read.

The KQED magazine works well with Chrome.

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Asked by jgearya 15 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 13 hours ago

Camera is on but not working after update. I have not changed any settings.

What can I do to fix it? Permissions are granted, so I have no clue what's going on. I have tried: - Restarting the computer several times - Restarting Firefox several ti… (read more)

What can I do to fix it? Permissions are granted, so I have no clue what's going on.

I have tried:

- Restarting the computer several times - Restarting Firefox several times - Clearing cache and cookies - Refreshing Firefox to default settings - Updating Firefox - Uninstalling and re-installing Firefox

The weird thing here is that I have not changed any settings whatsoever, and, when I try to use the camera in Chrome it works, as well as in Zoom. Now, when I created a secondary profile in Firefox, it did work there too. Any ideas as to why this might be happening?

Asked by roxandara 1 week ago

Last reply by roxandara 13 hours ago

Firefox loading

Not sure what is wrong, but when I boot up computer and click on Firefox logo it appears that many, many pages open and makes me think I have a security problem. In addit… (read more)

Not sure what is wrong, but when I boot up computer and click on Firefox logo it appears that many, many pages open and makes me think I have a security problem. In addition, Google keeps saying I have sessions open but I have not done so. I have changed passwords, but I am still worried. I found another IP address on my security detail. I am an old lady and pretty worried. Maybe I should go to another browser.

Asked by Rose 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 13 hours ago

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Microphone Broken in latest update (109.0)

I recently updated my system (OpenSuse15.4) which included a Firefox update to version 109.0. I regularly use my mic for google voice, however even though I can select my… (read more)

I recently updated my system (OpenSuse15.4) which included a Firefox update to version 109.0.

I regularly use my mic for google voice, however even though I can select my microphone in Google voice, It never shows any input.

I tested my mic in other apps and it works fine. When I pull up my systems pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol), it does not show firefox in the recording tab like it used to when using Google Voice.

To test to see if it was a Google Voice error, I also tried testing my mic at https://mictests.com/, and zoom.com, but after selecting my desired input device, mictests.com was also unable to record anything, and again, pavucontrol did not show anything being recorded.

I have attached an image of pavucontrol that shows audacity recording audio. Normally, I would also see Firefox in this window when using the mic.

Asked by gnac 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Mozilla FireFox Drop Down Address Bar Only Allowing 8 Urls?

Hi guys, Trying to figure out why Mozilla FireFox Drop Down Address Bar is Only Allowing 8 Urls, are there any fixes for this that work to allow the user to change the am… (read more)

Hi guys,

Trying to figure out why Mozilla FireFox Drop Down Address Bar is Only Allowing 8 Urls, are there any fixes for this that work to allow the user to change the amount of urls in the drop down address bar?

Thank you, Semper Fi!

Asked by WulfSpider 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 22 hours ago

tel: links not functioning in FF browser.

This is a very recent issue for me. A couple of days ago "tel:" links stopped functioning. I click on a callable link and nothing happens. I checked default applications,… (read more)

This is a very recent issue for me. A couple of days ago "tel:" links stopped functioning. I click on a callable link and nothing happens. I checked default applications, and tel: isn't even listed there. The first time it happened there was a dialogue box asking me what application to use, but after that nothing opened at all. I build and monitor websites, so I'm constantly checking these links for functionality.

Asked by mike598 1 day ago

Last reply by mike598 21 hours ago

will not print

Hello running fire fox on linux mint 21. When i print anything from browser says printing and then print complete but nothing comes out of printer. All other browsers wil… (read more)

Hello running fire fox on linux mint 21. When i print anything from browser says printing and then print complete but nothing comes out of printer. All other browsers will work except fire fox. how can this be fixed. thanks

Asked by mgar75 22 hours ago