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Is it possible to change the settings for the auto-selection of the URL in the address bar?

Hi all, I just changed to Firefox ESR since some websites are not being correctly displayed in the "normal" firefox, this version works much better but I don't like that … (read more)

Hi all, I just changed to Firefox ESR since some websites are not being correctly displayed in the "normal" firefox, this version works much better but I don't like that when I click in the address bar I have to double-click to select the URL, not like in the "normal" firefox, so, I just want to know if there is a way to change to when I click it automatically the URL gets selected. Thanks!

I am using Firefox Extended Support Release 68.10.0esr (64-bit) in MX Linux 19.2

Asked by TheGhost 1 day ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 day ago

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Search history showing in address bar even though it is turned off

When I start typing in the beginning of something I searched in the past, the address bar shows past searches (as seen in the picture), even though I turned off Browsing … (read more)

When I start typing in the beginning of something I searched in the past, the address bar shows past searches (as seen in the picture), even though I turned off Browsing History under the Privacy and Security tab under Options. Does anyone know how to stop this?

Asked by Red_Apple115 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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a very important Favorites Bar url link no longer works.

An important url link no longer works. The Icon I used was working for years. Is it possible it is blocked? I use the required link to login to my IRA and I get a blank s… (read more)

An important url link no longer works. The Icon I used was working for years. Is it possible it is blocked? I use the required link to login to my IRA and I get a blank screen with a note - Try Again. The link works in Private Browsing window. I can get it to work on my cell phone, Windows Explorer also.This link is very important to me. I have searched to no end to see if it was blocked. Is it safe to use Private Browser? I do not know how to setup Private Windows. What do I do to get the link working again from my Favorites bar?

Asked by Neons 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox opens two new windows when I click on a link

I am using Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I have noticed the following. When I quit the Firefox app (no background activity), and I click on a link that I receive … (read more)

I am using Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I have noticed the following.

When I quit the Firefox app (no background activity), and I click on a link that I receive in an email (from my Mail app), then Firefox opens 2 windows. One is empty and the second leads to the desired link.

On the other hand, if I don't quit the Firefox app but simply close it (x symbol), then when I click on a link it open correctly in a single window.

Asked by makis 4 months ago

Answered by catkinsonfox 1 day ago

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Pop-ups: Firefox keeps forgetting allowed websites

For quite some time now I have to notice that Firefox keeps forgetting the addresses of websites that I have allowed to open pop-ups. I used such a pop-up site just yest… (read more)

For quite some time now I have to notice that Firefox keeps forgetting the addresses of websites that I have allowed to open pop-ups. I used such a pop-up site just yesterday, the computer has in hibernation over night - and now Firefox blocked opening such a pop-up again, the list of allowed sites is empty.

Asked by berndleutenecker 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Better Web Partners

I am willing to consider paying for Better Web with Scroll, but while Firefox says that it has partnered with "dozens" of organizations, it does not list most of them. I … (read more)

I am willing to consider paying for Better Web with Scroll, but while Firefox says that it has partnered with "dozens" of organizations, it does not list most of them. I do not use any of the services it does list, so my subscription would not go to any organizations at all if this is a comprehensive list. Is there any list of all the organizations it has partnered with? Will this list be available on an ongoing basis to ensure transparency? Will organizations be able to sign up freely?

This is really just a paid version of Brave, and Better Web would need to demonstrate that it has distinct advantages over that browser to make it truly worthwhile. So far, they have not done a great job of demonstrating that they have those advantages. I am ready to be convinced, because I trust and respect Mozilla, but have not been yet.

Asked by Reid Branson 1 day ago

Answered by Seburo 1 day ago

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Updating Firefox from Menu > Help > About yields ransomware

I received a Firefox notice that an upgrade was available, so I clicked "not now" and triggered the update by Menu > Help > About. Firefox apparently downloaded its… (read more)

I received a Firefox notice that an upgrade was available, so I clicked "not now" and triggered the update by Menu > Help > About. Firefox apparently downloaded its update, then asked me to restart Firefox. I did so and got a "ransomware" notice from my antivirus program, saying it fixed the problem (but not how). Trying to run Firefox repeats the notice. Does Firefox now have malware in it?

A Web search turns up nothing. I am posting this question from Google Chrome.

Windows 10 Home Malwarebytes premium (latest)

Asked by David Spector 1 day ago

Answered by David Spector 1 day ago

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While using Firefox Better Web + Scroll, will websites still earn income if I toggle reader view?

I have been a subscriber of Scroll for a while, and recently installed the Firefox Better Web extension to use Scroll in the Firefox browser. If I toggle reader view on F… (read more)

I have been a subscriber of Scroll for a while, and recently installed the Firefox Better Web extension to use Scroll in the Firefox browser. If I toggle reader view on Firefox, will websites still earn income from my Scroll subscription while the Firefox Better Web extension is active?

Asked by kumarhk 1 day ago

Answered by Eve 1 day ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Ad blocker needs turning off for one website . This is a uk commercial tv service which runs adverts

Helping me find the ad blocker on laptop. It runs on Windows 10. I was told to find it on Settings but I can't find anything about ad blockers on Settings. Thank you fo… (read more)

Helping me find the ad blocker on laptop. It runs on Windows 10. I was told to find it on Settings but I can't find anything about ad blockers on Settings. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Asked by EasilyConfused 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Autoplay blocking not working since "gestures-needed" removed from about:config

media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed in the about:config used to block autoplay, but now it's been taken away. So how is it blocked? And why can't this be a sett… (read more)

media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed in the about:config used to block autoplay, but now it's been taken away. So how is it blocked? And why can't this be a setting NOT in the config, since what's available under Privacy and Security has never worked?

Asked by ebpatton 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Automatically scroll a webpage using inspector console....

HI.. Is it possible to have firefox automatically scroll to the bottom of a long webpage using the inspector console :? I'd like to automatically scroll to the bottom &am… (read more)

HI.. Is it possible to have firefox automatically scroll to the bottom of a long webpage using the inspector console :? I'd like to automatically scroll to the bottom & then work my way back up to the top manually. Is this possible :? Many thanks in advanced....

Asked by dTour 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Recent update forced top sites in address bar?

I did search the site, but I didn't see a setting that can get rid of the suggestions in the address bar. The library and history clearing methods did nothing. Any help… (read more)

I did search the site, but I didn't see a setting that can get rid of the suggestions in the address bar. The library and history clearing methods did nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Brasky 1 day ago

Answered by Brasky 1 day ago

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This page keeps refreshing itself

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad . . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (6… (read more)

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad

. . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (64-bit) . . . ? It looks like a bug to me.

Asked by sludge7051-x 2 days ago

Answered by sludge7051-x 1 day ago

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Firefox block autoplay not working, preferences are showing "Block Audio and Video"

Hi there! I have been having trouble with Firefox continuing to autoplay videos even with preferences set to "Block Audio and Video." If I go to twitter.com or elsewhere … (read more)

Hi there!

I have been having trouble with Firefox continuing to autoplay videos even with preferences set to "Block Audio and Video."

If I go to twitter.com or elsewhere Firefox will show that auto play is disabled, but videos will autoplay with no audio. I would just like to get this feature working as autoplaying videos are incredibly annoying!

Thanks for any help!

Firefox 72.0.1

Asked by GuyManSir657438 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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https://railstream.net/live-cameras/item/mini-cams does not work

This site is behind a paywall. While I am able to login to the main site, the subsite listed in the subject does not work properly. It did work properly with FF many vers… (read more)

This site is behind a paywall. While I am able to login to the main site, the subsite listed in the subject does not work properly. It did work properly with FF many versions of FF ago. It does work with MS Edge. Thoughts?

Asked by kaplang1 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

Greetings forum - I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that ap… (read more)

Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Asked by johndaversa 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Some URLs not loading/ ublock origin not blocking ads

Hi, I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked. Since this morning, Firefox has failed t… (read more)

Hi,

I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked.

Since this morning, Firefox has failed to load in certain pages. There's no error message, FF briefly flashes the Stop button and then displays a totally blank page. I checked on Chrome, and it had no problem loading the page.

On pages that do load, ublock origin doesn't seem to be blocking any ads. I assume these problems are related, so I include this for completeness.

I've tried

  1. Restarting firefox in safe mode
  2. Restarting my PC
  3. Clearing firefox cookies and cache
  4. Restarting my router
  5. Flushing my DNS

What should I try next? Is there any additional info I need to provide?

Asked by sam68 1 day ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 day ago