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Bing auto set for search engine

Bing somehow auto default set as my search engine and i need google as my default. when i drop down menu to change it gives no options, it only says "a browser" with Fire… (read more)

Bing somehow auto default set as my search engine and i need google as my default. when i drop down menu to change it gives no options, it only says "a browser" with Firefox logo next to it. i need help to fix this issue please! tyia:)

Asked by martian.man73 14 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 hours ago

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An address is a URL. A search is keywords. They are not interchangeable. How do I get Firefox to stop mixing them up?

When I want a URL, I type it in the address bar. Search has no relevance to a URL, and any intervention of Search gets in the way, and creates errors. When I click in th… (read more)

When I want a URL, I type it in the address bar. Search has no relevance to a URL, and any intervention of Search gets in the way, and creates errors.

When I click in the search bar, it's because I want a keyword search with one of the search engines. A search is not a URL.

They are two completely different things, and treating either one as the other is error. I do not want Firefox to kidnap my cursor and teleport it to somewhere I didn't click. They are two entirely different spaces, they are not interchangeable. When I click in the search bar, it's because I want a search. Don't you dare second guess me and change my click to the address bar.

How do I turn off this stupid stupid stupid error behavior of FIrefox?

I tried this and it didn't work. In about:config • keyword.enabled and toggle it from True to False. • browser.fixup.alternate.enabled and toggle it from True to False.

Asked by boundlessly 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Boot up issue

Can you put one of those hourglass "wait" symbols to show on the next update because I never know if Firefox has booted or not and if you hit it again, it corrupts the ne… (read more)

Can you put one of those hourglass "wait" symbols to show on the next update because I never know if Firefox has booted or not and if you hit it again, it corrupts the next boot and wastes a bunch of time.

Asked by fishn.jim2 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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When I use gmail in FFx some emails don't fully open and display their contents.

When I use gmail in FFx some emails don't fully open and display their contents but they do when I use MS Edge browser. Office Depot/Office Max sales emails in particular… (read more)

When I use gmail in FFx some emails don't fully open and display their contents but they do when I use MS Edge browser. Office Depot/Office Max sales emails in particular just open to show the Office Depot name, with no content below it. But when viewed in Edge everything works- the email displays everything that's on sale.

Asked by ZimmyZoBar 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Help With Auto Populate

Several weeks ago I submitted a problem I am having with "Auto Populate" to the community and never heard one word back...I was nice and calm and sweet... Was there somet… (read more)

Several weeks ago I submitted a problem I am having with "Auto Populate" to the community and never heard one word back...I was nice and calm and sweet...

Was there something wrong with my submission?

Thank you

David Rodwell ... ...

edited private details from public and search/spam bots view on this community forum.

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1359819 -Andrew

Asked by david552 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Arrow, PgUp and PgDn keys to navigate on web page

When I read content on a web page, I like to use the up and down arrows and PgUp PgDn to go through it. I hate having to reach over for the mouse and line everything up t… (read more)

When I read content on a web page, I like to use the up and down arrows and PgUp PgDn to go through it. I hate having to reach over for the mouse and line everything up to go to the next screen. Since the last update, it seems I can't do that. When I hit the down arrow, or the PgDn key, it skips randomly down the page. This is especially true if I am reading an article with pictures in it. I think this might have something to do with my clicking yes to an inquiry from Firefox that just appeared on the page while I was browsing. It asked whether I wanted to be able to block text with keyboard commands. I'd like to change it back to whatever it was before, but can't figure out how to do that. Bill

Asked by w.burnham 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Firefox browser (88.0.1) - Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

When receiving the following messages when accessing a specific URL. Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not conti… (read more)

When receiving the following messages when accessing a specific URL.

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to xyz. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

Then clicking on the Advanced... button at the bottom of the popup window.

And then clicking on the Accept the Risk and Continue button.

My question is does Firefox make any changes to Internet Options or anywhere else, including within Firefox to change configurations of any type when the Accept the Risk and Continue button is clicked on?

Thank you!

Asked by TRC 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Group email

How do I enable the "Add to BCC" function that is located below the Contacts Sidebar when I attempt to send a group email by using my address book??

Asked by anedi 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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FF still consumes a big chunk of RAM allocation

I posted a similar request here: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/742615, because "Submit Feedback" link redirected me there. Maybe this is the right place for the fee… (read more)

I posted a similar request here: https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/post/742615, because "Submit Feedback" link redirected me there. Maybe this is the right place for the feedback.

The release note of FF Ver:93 states this:"When available system memory is critically low, Firefox on Windows will automatically unload tabs based on their last access time, memory usage, and other attributes. This should help reduce Firefox out-of-memory crashes. Switching to an unloaded tab automatically reloads it."

This is something those of us with modest RAM (4GB, in my case) have been waiting for, for quite a while. But, FF continues to hog significant memory in spite of the claimed changes as above. I don't see any perceivable changes to my system performance thus far even a few days since the update. The issue, as you'd know better, elevated RAM usage invariably causes a continual spike in Paging, leading to excessive Disk (HDD) usage > resulting in an unresponsive system, which eventually ends up in a system freeze (in my case at least). The only way out being a hard power-down and restart of the system.

I have also set the "Content process limit" to 4 in the settings to no avail. We'd appreciate if you could configure FF behavior to adapt when system resources are low than wait for things to be critical.

Asked by BRC 1 month ago

Answered by BRC 3 days ago

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Web page does not display correctly

I am regular viewer of New Zealand Herald, NZ newspaper but the front page does not display correctly with Firefox browser. The images and text overlap on the left side. … (read more)

I am regular viewer of New Zealand Herald, NZ newspaper but the front page does not display correctly with Firefox browser. The images and text overlap on the left side. I am using my win 10 x64 Pro laptop and installed the latest Win 10 x64 Firefox. The website address is nzherald.co.nz Please advise as I did not have this problem with other browsers. Regards - RG

Asked by ganguli.r 4 days ago

Answered by ganguli.r 4 days ago

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All Searches Default to URL box

I want searches to stay in a search engines home page and not go automatically into address box. When I search for anything by writing in the search box on the Google ho… (read more)

I want searches to stay in a search engines home page and not go automatically into address box. When I search for anything by writing in the search box on the Google home page search or even Duck Duck Go, the inserted text goes immediately into the address bar. I have tried FF in Safe Mode, I have no studies going, using version of FF 94.0.2 and only have 5 extensions (Last Pass, Bitdefender, BreezeClick, Adobe Acrobat and Malwarebytes.) Thank you

Asked by RichS 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Excessive content processes and RAM usage: 50 Processes , 10GB

Hello, After one of the last updates of november I started having 20-50 processes for each firefox profile that I use. In previous versions I used 'browser.tabs.remote.au… (read more)

Hello, After one of the last updates of november I started having 20-50 processes for each firefox profile that I use. In previous versions I used 'browser.tabs.remote.autostart' and 'browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2' and set them to false, to limit the number of processes. But now, even though I removed these configurations, I have no option to control how much RAM and processes firefox uses - the option to set the content processes is missing from the settings page too. Another thing that I noticed is that for some reason, in most of my profiles, container tabs can't be enabled.

Hope you can help, Rotem.

Asked by rotemgor 6 days ago

Answered by rotemgor 4 days ago

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FF94 I messed up, now I can't import password .csv file

After reading up on procedures (but failing to follow links), I decided to completely delete all my passwords. Let me back up a minute, last week I downloaded the .csv fi… (read more)

After reading up on procedures (but failing to follow links), I decided to completely delete all my passwords. Let me back up a minute, last week I downloaded the .csv file of my passwords, because after 10 or 12 years, I needed to clean them up. I had 486 saved passwords, out of which I deleted all but 123. I did not want to try that in the browser, actually I did, but after about 20 I gave up because I realized how long it would take.

So anyway, I got ready to finish up, and I deleted my browser copy, then tried to upload the corrected copy. However every time I get an error "Something went wrong try again". So as my plan was, I deleted my Chrome passwords (they should be the same), then uploaded the corrected copy. It said "Upload successful" or somethiing like that, I waited five minutes, for Chrome to finish syncing and all that, then tried to import from Chrome, it imported 3 passwords.

But now, here's the big problem, I follow the directions I have found in this site, but once I click the hamburger, the next link does not exist. When I go another way, none of the links exist. I have searched all over the settings pages, and nowhere is there the option to upload a .csv file, I can import from another browser all day, but not upload. So what's going on?

Asked by 1971robby 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Firefox doesn't remember username, but remembers password

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox wi… (read more)

On this site: https://www.orange.pl/twojekonto/zaloguj I can't force firefox to remember username (no problem with remembering password on next step). In older Firefox without WebEx there was addon which allowed to manipulate forms to prepare proper autocompletion data. This addon is not supported with WebEx anymore due to lack of proper functions. Instead Firefox Dev Team claims that mechanism built in current Firefox is enough for such tasks and mentioned addons are not needed. Seems it is wrong thinking.

I tried different approaches to save username for mentioned site but without success.

Asked by zygdresze1 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Directed to "Unplug or Eject Hardware"

Tell me please how to "unplug or eject hardware" in Firefox. I have gotten a Verbatim External Slimline CD Writer that directs me to find this option in the Windows task… (read more)

Tell me please how to "unplug or eject hardware" in Firefox. I have gotten a Verbatim External Slimline CD Writer that directs me to find this option in the Windows taskbar. But I use Firefox as my browser and don't know where to execute this on the Firefox taskbar.

Asked by danwpatt 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How do i extrack extension to keep in a local file on my home PC ?

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home P… (read more)

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home PC ? I know there are scripts available but i don`t remember where.

Asked by Adam 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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PDF files all changed to "Type of File" Firefox HTML Document (.pdf) which i DID NOT WANT!! I need to change them back to the REGULAR adobe pdf files. I have followed several instructions on here but they have NOT restored my files to the original .pdf

There are several requests similar to mine, mostly about Windows 7 (i have windows 10). I made sure the "general settings" within Adobe were set to use Acrobat as defaul… (read more)

There are several requests similar to mine, mostly about Windows 7 (i have windows 10). I made sure the "general settings" within Adobe were set to use Acrobat as default, and i set firefox options (as near as i could tell) to save my pdf's with Adobe acrobat also. However, ALL my files - both already saved and new pdf's - now are listed as filetype "Firefox HTML.pdf" and all have the html icon. For my husband's business, we have to fill out state forms in pdf and forward copies to them and to clients. My clients are frustrated and confused that they cannot recognize the pdf's i sent by the original icons, and some don't seem to understand how to open the "html" files i send them (most of our clients probably use other browsers: when they showed up as straight adobe files this was never a problem) I need to fix BOTH my stored pdf forms AND new fillable forms from the state as filename.pdf with the adobe icon. PLEASE!!

Asked by trinj 6 days ago

Answered by trinj 6 days ago

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Netflix

Hi I am receiving an error in Netflix saying that my Firefox is not up to date. When i check my version I am informed that it is the latest version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Netfl… (read more)

Hi I am receiving an error in Netflix saying that my Firefox is not up to date. When i check my version I am

informed that it is the latest version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Netflix works in other browsers but, Firefox is my

preferred browser.

I have tried refreshing and reinstalling without success.

Your help would be appreciated.

...

Cheers

Ross

Asked by rossbutler3 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago