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I got my computer back from the shop and see that they have handed me over to Google. Firefox presence almost nil. Google scares me. Help?

I want to see Firefox in the browser box, not GOOGLE. I don't want to see Google anyplace but as a choice to use for a web search next to Yahoo and a bunch of others, as… (read more)

I want to see Firefox in the browser box, not GOOGLE. I don't want to see Google anyplace but as a choice to use for a web search next to Yahoo and a bunch of others, as it's always been. I've found out from past experience that when you give Google an inch it takes way more than a mile. I hate Google, don't trust it. I know it can provide all kinds of good things, but then when you hook up with it, that's when it pulls the rug out from under you. Never, ever trust Google. Google is evil. They remind me of the drug pusher on the school ground. Look what they did to Google images -- took them away. Also, my server (Spectrum) provides me with McAfee antivirus, but my computer shop told me that the computer would not allow Microsoft downloads with McAfee and so they installed Avast. Avast is annoying, always trying to get me to sign up and pay a lot. I'm wondering if the problem with McAfee is not caused by giving Google so much power over my browser and web searches. BTW, I'm not even sure what the difference is between a browser (like Firefox) and a search engine like Google, Yahoo etc. I just know that I like seeing Firefox in the browser box, and NOT GOOGLE. Somebody please rescue me from Google!

Asked by CAB4 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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Firefox on Mac won't remember "Page Preview" setting after it's disabled - Why?

I hate the so-called "Page Preview" *feature* in Firefox; it just gets in the way. I've tried to disable it, using the enable/disable pop-up which appears when the litt… (read more)

I hate the so-called "Page Preview" *feature* in Firefox; it just gets in the way. I've tried to disable it, using the enable/disable pop-up which appears when the little "gear" icon appears at the bottom, right corner of these things. I've clicked Save and Done, and the *feature* disappears in that browser window ONLY! The saved disable setting isn't carried into subsequent Firefox tabs, nor is it carried over after the browser has been closed (via Quit) and reopened. What's the deal?

Asked by onMacOS 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Intermittently two tabs try to take focus at the same time

I am running Quantum 61.1 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu in Linux Mint 19. Intermittently, and I have yet to determine a common thread, two tabs seem to be competing to for focus. I… (read more)

I am running Quantum 61.1 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu in Linux Mint 19. Intermittently, and I have yet to determine a common thread, two tabs seem to be competing to for focus. It happens on different web sites, so I cannot even determine if the problem is site related or not. A screenshot will not show anything either because all that happens is I open several tabs and suddenly on tries to take focus and then will switch back to the last focused tab and continue to switch back and forth as though I am clicking on the tab bar to select each tab. If I close one of the "offending" tabs, the problem switches to another until all "offenders" are closed. I am unsure if the problem is Linux related, an Add on, or Firefox because I did not have the issue in Windoze which I abandoned at about the time that Quantum was released. I cannot, yet, reliably cause the issue. (I currently have 8 tabs open and it's working fine)

Can anyone suggest how, or where, to start?

Asked by lsemmens 2 years ago

Answered by lsemmens 2 years ago

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"Failed to send email" while adding secondary email to Firefox account.

I recently delete my gmail account and switched to another email provider. I tried adding a second email to my Firefox account but it says "Failed to send email". I'm not… (read more)

I recently delete my gmail account and switched to another email provider. I tried adding a second email to my Firefox account but it says "Failed to send email". I'm not quite sure how to fix this as I would prefer not to create a new account.

Asked by mbednarek360 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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YouTube-'browser does not support any of the video formats available

In requesting advise and assistance regarding my Mozilla Firefox YouTube issues I firstly wish to thank everyone who has contributed to my previous cries for help and for… (read more)

In requesting advise and assistance regarding my Mozilla Firefox YouTube issues I firstly wish to thank everyone who has contributed to my previous cries for help and for all those volunteers contributing to this democratic, corner of the web. Aged 71 my Firefox and its add-ons, are extremely important to my daily life on the web. I thank you all in advance for having helped my journey in this amazing ‘place of minds’. Using a NUC 5I7 with Windows 10 (64bit) with fully updated Firefox I have been prevented from using YouTube on that preferred default browser. Disabling all of my installed add-ons, the YouTube service resumed. It was obvious the absolutely marvelous ‘YouTube enhancement’ add-on and the two ad-blockers were an issue, which up until I’d done a better than average, routine malware virus and junk file clean out (revo uninstaller pro), had not been an issue. Earlier, what I believed was unrelated at the time, I had been prompted to download and install a new version of VLC which I dutifully performed. Unfortunately the new version of VLC did not appear to work on any of my AV files so I used the revo uninstaller to remove all traces of that update before reinstalling my original version of the program. Having reestablished my VLC was back to 100% I decided to do a routine check, cleaning out any other junk that may have cluttered my system. It was then that a popup window advised I download and install a newer version of Mozilla Firefox, just before clicking on the install, I remembered this was a repeat of a previous ‘download and install’ I’d done, days before and a quick search found that version of Firefox in my download folder. Unsure of what might happen I did a backup of the currently installed Firefox settings before clicking install. I now believe these events regarding the VLC and Firefox installations may well have been linked, however I am not sure how and what to do now. I want to enjoy my advert free browsing and the excellent YouTube enhancements with my dark screen Firefox but somewhere along the line my defenses have been breached likely by my own brash stupidity. Has anyone encountered such an intrusion and how do I get back to my original, ‘personally customized Firefox browser’? PS: I note a growing number of others with similar problem. Please see attach screen shots,

Asked by TomLeigh 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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My bookmarks toolbar is selected but only shows empty space

My bookmarks toolbar is selected but only shows empty space, and i have tried all solutions there is on forum; reinstall firefox, tried opening it in safe mode etc. … (read more)

My bookmarks toolbar is selected but only shows empty space, and i have tried all solutions there is on forum; reinstall firefox, tried opening it in safe mode etc.

Asked by donbreum 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do I set my browser to allow access to my microphone?

I am taking on-line language learning at Babbel.com. They need access to my microphone to hear my pronunciation practice. How do I allow access to my microphone for the… (read more)

I am taking on-line language learning at Babbel.com. They need access to my microphone to hear my pronunciation practice. How do I allow access to my microphone for them?

Asked by FearlessVal 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Non-active tabs download speed reduction?

When browsing through several open tabs only active one loads and works properly. For example when i am watching twitch stream and open another webpage in new tab and swi… (read more)

When browsing through several open tabs only active one loads and works properly. For example when i am watching twitch stream and open another webpage in new tab and switch to it, twitch stream stops almost immediately. Same happens if i start playing video on youtube and then switch to new tab, video will play preloaded part (light grey part) and will stop there and wont even try to load rest of the video until i select youtube tab again. I never had this problem until few months ago. I was able to open 4-5 twitch streams in highest quality at the same time and all them worked fine. I can still do it in another web-browser but i dont want to switch from firefox. Can someone help me fix this?

Asked by gerdesan 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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firefox sync won't stop updating my bookmarks even though I cancelled my sync account. It's making a mess of my bookmarks making Firefox worthless to me.

Firefox sync won't stop updating my bookmarks even though I cancelled my sync account. It's making a mess of my bookmarks making Firefox worthless to me. It updates any… (read more)

Firefox sync won't stop updating my bookmarks even though I cancelled my sync account. It's making a mess of my bookmarks making Firefox worthless to me. It updates anywhere from once a day to once every 1-3 minutes. It is adding back deleted bookmarks and bookmark files. As it stands I'll have to scrap everything I've done in Firefox and switch to some other browser. I would really hate to do that

Asked by kitewood 2 years ago

Answered by kitewood 2 years ago

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keep getting asked to sign into site and can't stop it

I keep getting asked to sign into a site called stumble upon. I haven't been there for a long time. That site has moved to a different site and even if I wanted to sign… (read more)

I keep getting asked to sign into a site called stumble upon. I haven't been there for a long time. That site has moved to a different site and even if I wanted to sign in it get an error message about the site being dangerous and not secure.

I have deleted all of my history but that didn't do the trick.

Thoughts?

Asked by greg 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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firefox won't play wav but other browsers do

Firefox won't play the wav files indicated in this page, but other browsers do. Please see the comments in the file for further info. <html> <head> … (read more)

Firefox won't play the wav files indicated in this page, but other browsers do. Please see the comments in the file for further info.

   <html>
    <head>
    </head>
    <body>

    <audio id="buttonAudio" src="buttonClick.wav"></audio>

    <button onclick="newGame00()">New Game 00</button>
    <button onclick="newGame01()">New Game 01</button>
    <button onclick="newGame02()">New Game 02</button>
    <button onclick="newGame03()">New Game 03</button>
    <button onclick="newGame04()">New Game 04</button>
    <button onclick="newGame05()">New Game 05</button>
    <button onclick="newGame06()">New Game 06</button>

    <script>

    // W3 Schools (https://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_audio.asp) says Firefox has
    //   supported HTML5 audio since version 3.5, and Internet Explorer has supported
    //   it since version 9.0.

    // W3 Schools also (https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/met_audio_play.asp) says
    //   Firefox supports the HTML5 DOM Audio object, and Internet Explorer has done
    //   so since version 9.0. In fact, this W3 Schools page specifically recommends
    //   the method I've implemented via the "New Game 06" button.

    // Nevertheless:

    // I've tried all six of these methods for getting a button click in javascript.
    //   None of them work in version 61.0.1 (64-bit) of Mozilla Firefox.
    //   None of them work in version 11.0.9600.19080 of Internet Explorer.
    //   All six of them work in version 41.16299.371.0 of Edge.
    //   All six of them work in version 67.0.3396.99 (64-bit) of Google Chrome.
    //   All six of them work in version 54.0.2952.64 of Opera.
    //   All six of them work in version 19.0.2.0 (32-bit) of Slimjet.

    var buttonClick = new Audio("buttonClick.wav");

    var x = document.getElementById('buttonAudio');

    function newGame00() {
        buttonClick.play();
    }

    function newGame01() {
        buttonAudio.play();
    }

    function newGame02() {
        doit02();
    }

    function newGame03() {
        doit03();
    }

    function newGame04() {
        document.getElementById('buttonAudio').play();
    }

    function newGame05() {
        doit05();
    }

    function newGame06() {
        x.play();
    }

    async function doit02() {
        buttonClick.play();
    }

    async function doit03() {
        buttonAudio.play();
    }

    async function doit05() {
        document.getElementById('buttonAudio').play();
    }

    // buttonClick.wav is a simple click sound generated by Audacity 2.1.0. I'd be
    //   suspicious of it, if it weren't for the fact that it works fine in all those
    //   other browsers. Since yesterday, I've also tried it with buttonClick.mp3 and
    //   buttonClick.ogg, both with the same results.

    // If you wish, you can directly try my code at bds-soft.com/NewSite/clickTest.html .
    //   Maybe there's something wrong with my code? Please ignore the rest of the
    //   NewSite - it's ALL still under construction.

    // At one of our local library's computers, it worked fine on version
    //   41.16299.547.0 of Edge and version 67.0.3396.99 of Chrome; but not on
    //   version 61.0.1 of Firefox nor on version 11.547.16299.0 of Internet Explorer.

    // I found a Firefox suggestion at:
    //   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-cant-play-audio-remote-desktop-connection
    //   but it did not solve the problem.

    </script>
    </body>

Asked by mdavidjohnson 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Mozilla keeps saving downloads to appdata\local\temp folder instead of the default location

Instead of downloading files to the default downloads folder mozilla just keeps putting them in the temp folder I tried switching the default location after I switched it… (read more)

Instead of downloading files to the default downloads folder mozilla just keeps putting them in the temp folder I tried switching the default location after I switched it to always ask me first but it didn't work Then I tried using administrator, disabling two extensions that I have which are privacy badger and adblock plus and that didn't work either Finally I ran safe mode and tried it there, that didn't work either. It's making me lose my mind

Asked by LemonSquid 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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YouTube has new video formats not supported in the Linux version, but supported in Windows and Mac.

I saw something new in YouTube today. When I tried to watch a file (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJVdiGpnH_s) the only resolution I could get was 360p. A video option … (read more)

I saw something new in YouTube today. When I tried to watch a file (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJVdiGpnH_s) the only resolution I could get was 360p. A video option labeled "Missing options?" brought up a YouTube help page (screenshot attached).

Why is Linux left out of this capability? It can't be because those formats are unsupportable in Linux; Chrome supports them for all of their browsers, including Linux. Why does Firefox discriminate against Linux users?

Asked by Adamas 2 years ago

Answered by Adamas 2 years ago