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MZ/DDG search results show strange URL

DDG search term entered is, as an example, "asus strix gtx 750ti 4g kaufen" (problem happens with any search term). Paging down in the list of results, I get many hits t… (read more)

DDG search term entered is, as an example, "asus strix gtx 750ti 4g kaufen" (problem happens with any search term). Paging down in the list of results, I get many hits that a seemingly "routed" over a misused URL (which as the search term addended to it). Selecting such a result always brings up the same "strange" page with "pointers" to amazon. Leaving the page puts me automatically on the unwanted amazon page.

It is very annoying. Happens with more or less all search terms.

No virus, at least BitDefender full scan says so. I'm using private mode, HTTPS on and Ublock origin. Haven't changed my method of searching - this problem exist since a few weeks (MZ since v.86). Chrome and Opera work fine - they say either "503 error" or "page not found" ...

How can I fix this - maybe the uploaded image can help diagnose the problem?

Asked by give-me-a-chance 6 days ago

Page source is sometimes incomplete

Here's how I discovered this issue. PayPal has a page on which the user selects a method for having money withdrawn from one's PayPal account to one's bank. I've found th… (read more)

Here's how I discovered this issue.

PayPal has a page on which the user selects a method for having money withdrawn from one's PayPal account to one's bank. I've found that this page's "Next" button works correctly (that is, it loads the page on which the user would then indicate the amount to be transferred) on Firefox 40.0.2, but it works incorrectly (that is, it only underlines the word "Next" and does not load a new page) on Firefox 52.9.0 and Firefox 87.0.2. (My internet access in each case is dialup.)

After pursuing various leads on the possible cause, it occurred to me to inspect the page source for the "withdraw" page for each of those versions of Firefox. And I discovered that the page source displayed by Firefox 40.0.2 contained content that was absent from the page source displayed by either of the other two Firefox versions. Some of this content appeared to define a function that returns content to the server when "Next" was clicked. If true, this could certainly account for why clicking the button didn't do what it should.

I noticed that the page source uses as many as 12 nested levels of <div>-</div> elements, which seems counter to the advice I read at an HTML standards page (at whatwg.org). But I don't know whether this could be a factor in the behavior I described.

I've copied the page source for each Firefox version and pasted them into text files, but I wasn't sure it would be appropriate to post them publicly. I would be glad to provide them offline.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Asked by dhlevin 1 week ago

Last reply by dhlevin 6 days ago

Uploading on Google Drive, 2x slow in firefox compared to other browsers.

Hi, I'm a student and I am not tech savvy. Not so literate about codes and customization, but I can understand and follow instructions for those who can help me. I've rec… (read more)

Hi, I'm a student and I am not tech savvy. Not so literate about codes and customization, but I can understand and follow instructions for those who can help me.

I've recently move to firefox from chrome few days ago. And I noticed that when I'm uploading some of our video lectures in google drive / google classroom, it is very slow. So I tried using my laptop's microsoft edge browser, and it is 2-3x faster there.

What could be wrong?

Asked by rhonearevyn.roque 6 days ago

Last reply by rhonearevyn.roque 5 days ago

Firefox loads pages very slowly on a fresh Ubuntu installation

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but sudden… (read more)

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but suddenly Firefox started to take forever to load the pages. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and installed it again but the problem persists. I thought it was a problem with some extension (I only use AdBlocker and HttpsEverywhere) but restarting it in safe mode the problem persists. I also have to mention that the Ubuntu installation is recent. What could be the problem?. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.

Asked by sergioaguero 4 days ago

Clickfunnels funnel builder

I have been having trouble using the functions in Clickfunnels funnel builder. After spending about an hour on chat with a tech there I finally figured out that the prob… (read more)

I have been having trouble using the functions in Clickfunnels funnel builder. After spending about an hour on chat with a tech there I finally figured out that the problem did not occur with Chrome. Is there anything Firefox could do about this? I really don't like Chrome. Thanks, Steve

Asked by boltinghouse 4 days ago

Menubar and drop down menus are pink

macBook pro M1 13" OS11.2.2. When in Firefox browser (87.0) the menu bar and drop down menus are in pink as are portions of the page. How do I change the color? Hate pink… (read more)

macBook pro M1 13" OS11.2.2. When in Firefox browser (87.0) the menu bar and drop down menus are in pink as are portions of the page. How do I change the color? Hate pink.

Asked by ky1 3 days ago

Firefox crashes when I start it. Won't open at all

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Same problem. Crash ID: bp-536abca7-34b7-4b32-adfa-217ba0210414 Thank you. I am working on my desktop so I may not be able to … (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Same problem. Crash ID: bp-536abca7-34b7-4b32-adfa-217ba0210414 Thank you. I am working on my desktop so I may not be able to respond immediately if you have questions.

Asked by garshell 3 days ago

Problem with firefox with using embedded links and pictures showing up

My current PC Firefox Browser (ver 87.0 (64 bit and up to date) has the following problem. For example when I go to Yahoo.com and pick a news story, there is always a lin… (read more)

My current PC Firefox Browser (ver 87.0 (64 bit and up to date) has the following problem.

For example when I go to Yahoo.com and pick a news story, there is always a link.

I press link and nothing happens. All the pictures don't show up in link.

However, when I open a new Firefox Browser in a new tab or even in a Chrome browser it works.

What is the solution to fix this?

Thank you.

Asked by Alan123 3 days ago

Firefox freezing up

Firefox recently started freezing up on various websites. I thought the move to Rust was supposed to make Firefox more reliable, but in fact if one tab has problems with … (read more)

Firefox recently started freezing up on various websites. I thought the move to Rust was supposed to make Firefox more reliable, but in fact if one tab has problems with JavaScript, then the ENTIRE Firefox app freezes up.

Firefox 87, Windows 10.

Example triggering website for my machine:

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/no-kindle-needed-10-free-ebook-reader-apps-for-your-phone-or-tablet

Asked by mcandre 3 days ago

Media keys captured by Firefox

Hi, For a couple weeks now, whenever Firefox is open, I can't control other software with the keyboard media keys. I had fixed the problem before by setting the flag medi… (read more)

Hi, For a couple weeks now, whenever Firefox is open, I can't control other software with the keyboard media keys. I had fixed the problem before by setting the flag media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled to false, which worked for a while. But now it doesn't. I also tried setting dom.media.mediasession.enabled to false, and all 4 combinatios of the 2 flags. Firefox keeps capturing media keys. Tried disabling every addon shortcut too, as some other webpage recommended.

Note that it happens even if there's nothing in firefox, ie 1 tab on the "home" screen. Close Firefox and Spotify starts responding. Open Firefox and it stops working.

Using Firefox v87.0

Asked by gorigori95 3 days ago

Last reply by gorigori95 3 days ago

Mini Firefox icon on end of dock in macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Long story short... this is my first Mac (MacBook Pro 13-inch, M1, 2020). I noticed that there is a mini Firefox icon at the end of my dock before the "stack" downloads f… (read more)

Long story short... this is my first Mac (MacBook Pro 13-inch, M1, 2020). I noticed that there is a mini Firefox icon at the end of my dock before the "stack" downloads folder and trash icon. I was wondering if anyone else has the same issue. Restarting seems to help but comes back, removing Firefox from the dock also seems to help but once it's back in there it comes back after a while.

Asked by Jorge Hernandez 2 days ago

YouTube and random no sound, Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4B Raspberry Pi OS -- Fully updated OS. Firefox 78.9.0esr (32-bit) -- Latest and greatest for Raspberry Pi OS. Some videos I am getting no sound. I try the … (read more)

Raspberry Pi 4B Raspberry Pi OS -- Fully updated OS. Firefox 78.9.0esr (32-bit) -- Latest and greatest for Raspberry Pi OS.

Some videos I am getting no sound. I try the effected videos in Chromium for Raspberry Pi OS and it works fine. I read about a possible fix and tried disabling hardware acceleration with no effect. I also blew out all the cookies,. history and stored site data. Each attempt closing and reopening Firefox. Same thing on the same videos, no sound in Firefox but fine in Chromium.

Any tips or pointers?

Asked by Tabatchnick 3 days ago

Last reply by Tabatchnick 2 days ago

Pinned facebook tabs unpin and reload automatically on browser restart

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the fac… (read more)

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the facebook tabs unpin and automatically reload themselves. browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand is already set to true.

This is pretty annoying. How do I get rid of this?

Asked by Nikhil 2 days ago

about opening word files(*.doc)

When opening word files(*.doc) on the server with Firefox browser, it is very slow, but other browsers open word very quickly. Is this a bug in the design of the firebox … (read more)

When opening word files(*.doc) on the server with Firefox browser, it is very slow, but other browsers open word very quickly. Is this a bug in the design of the firebox browser?

Asked by 1346942613 2 days ago

Last reply by 1346942613 2 days ago

Firefox won't work Win10 Pro

Used firefox on every PC ive built....never had this happen. Crashes on startup every time. Tried reformat, installing several times, etc. Win10 is fresh install with lat… (read more)

Used firefox on every PC ive built....never had this happen. Crashes on startup every time. Tried reformat, installing several times, etc. Win10 is fresh install with latest updates.


Have submitted a million of the crash reports.

Asked by ateel7 2 days ago

Last reply by ateel7 2 days ago

trying to open my webcam

I have entered the website i wish to use and logged in all goes well until i try to open my webcam and go live. i have a webcam its always worked but its now saying to me… (read more)

I have entered the website i wish to use and logged in all goes well until i try to open my webcam and go live. i have a webcam its always worked but its now saying to me Chat server authentication failed please contact us. Im confused it always worked

Asked by manyoladoshi 1 day ago

Screen flashes to white when scrolling.

I have noticed a recently developing event in Firefox. When scrolling through some pages such as LinkedIn or Facebook, my screen will suddenly go completely white. It s… (read more)

I have noticed a recently developing event in Firefox. When scrolling through some pages such as LinkedIn or Facebook, my screen will suddenly go completely white. It seems to freeze for a second or two, then comes back. This has only been happening for about the past two or three weeks, so since about 1 April 2021 for time reference. My About Firefox shows I am running 87.0 (64-bit) and it is up to date. I completely uninstalled - including the deletion of the Mozilla folders per info on the web - then reinstalled. This did not correct the issue. I also run Chrome and do not experience this issue when using it.

Asked by stevenkimbell 1 day ago

Arrow keys don't repeat

Somewhat recently, when editing text in any text field in Firefox (87.0 64 bit), I noticed the arrow keys don't repeat when held down. Other keys do just fine, but the ar… (read more)

Somewhat recently, when editing text in any text field in Firefox (87.0 64 bit), I noticed the arrow keys don't repeat when held down. Other keys do just fine, but the arrow keys, when held down, move one position, there's a very slight delay, and it moves one more position and then stops; no auto-repeating. I've restarted Firefox without addons and that didn't help. I've also toggled the Auto-scrolling and smooth scrolling options too.

This makes editing long text fields a real pain. I don't see this problem in any PC-based apps and arrows keys do repeat OK in Chrome and Edge. It appears to be a Firefox issue.

Any ideas? Many thanks!!!!!

- Bob

Asked by drbobjr 1 day ago