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Why isn't DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Searx, etc. Default search engine?

Hello SUMO Team! I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manua… (read more)

Hello SUMO Team!

  I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manually add Startpage and others... 

 It just hurts me how a privacy browser has the Google search engine as default after all, most people come to Firefox for privacy and Google is the opposite. Maybe one of the developers can change that?

Thank you so much for trying to help me and Stay Safe!

Asked by Tommy 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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instagram Image Doesn't Load (from within Huffpo)

When Instagram references are made from Huffington Post, the images are not displayed. Sample Page https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-street-art-murals_n_5e8c7291… (read more)

When Instagram references are made from Huffington Post, the images are not displayed.

Sample Page

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-street-art-murals_n_5e8c7291c5b6e1a2e0fa049a https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-street-art-murals_n_5e8c7291c5b6e1a2e0fa049a

Sample Page Image Attached

Firefox 75.0 64-bit

Windows 10.0.18362

Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000

Thanks.

Asked by compupix 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Is Firefox Lockwise secure?

Hi. I just like to know whether Firefox Lockwise is secure if I am to store all my usernames & passwords in it? Waiting for your reply asap, thanks. Cool Regards, Pal… (read more)

Hi. I just like to know whether Firefox Lockwise is secure if I am to store all my usernames & passwords in it?

Waiting for your reply asap, thanks.

Cool Regards, Pallas

Asked by PALLAS 1 year ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar on newest Firefox

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked ever… (read more)

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked everywhere for a way to turn it off like it has been since Tabs came out. I only want new windows if I want a new window.

If I can't turn that huge space gap off is there any way to go back to what I had before the last update without messing everything up? Why did someone decide to make the browser window smaller and waste that space by making the browser bigger....

Sorry if I sound cranky but, I started using Netscape Navigator 1.0 and every version since and this is the worse thing that has ever been done to a browser... Thank you for any help you can give me!

Asked by rob39lee 1 year ago

Answered by gsfc12 1 year ago

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setting to allow Flash in Firefox 84.0.2?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-adobe-flash says Firefox 84 still supports Flash. Yet on some learning websites that use Flash still, like alison.com bu… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-adobe-flash says Firefox 84 still supports Flash. Yet on some learning websites that use Flash still, like alison.com but it doesn't really matter where right, it shows this where the flash app should be and all blank white around it: (see "capture" screenshot below)

And I can't click on it nor is there a pop-up bar nor a little plugin icon at the beginning of the URL / address box to click on.

How do i enable it?

I found this: (see "extensions,plugins,shockwave_flash" screenshot) Am I close? :)

Asked by Roger 1 year ago

Answered by alex_mayorga 1 year ago

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Add Files to "Files and Applications" to be asked wether to save or to open with...

Hello. I noticed that Firefox (98.0.2) doesn't even ask if the file should be saved or opened with a program when downloading some file types. Unfortunately, these file t… (read more)

Hello. I noticed that Firefox (98.0.2) doesn't even ask if the file should be saved or opened with a program when downloading some file types. Unfortunately, these file types (e.g. GPX) are not listed under Settings --> General --> Files and Applications, so that I could assign them to a program or specify that they should always be asked. And I can't add these files somehow... I have also deleted the file "handler.json" in the profile folder, hoping to be asked then. But that doesn't happen. GPX files, for example, are assigned to the GSAK program in the system - but Firefox just wants to save them and doesn't offer the option to open them directly in GSAK. Does anyone know advice how I can get Firefox to give me the choice? Thanks a lot.

Asked by Oliver 4 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 4 months ago

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video Error Code: 200001

I prefer to use Firefox but I constantly get errors Error Code: 200001 trying to play video in all Firefox and updates. This NEVER happens in BRAVE? 84.0.1 AMD A8, HP, w… (read more)

I prefer to use Firefox but I constantly get errors Error Code: 200001 trying to play video in all Firefox and updates. This NEVER happens in BRAVE?

84.0.1 AMD A8, HP, win10 pro 1909, 8g ram

any ideas?

Asked by BNRusso 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (read more)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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After I deleted my history, all my login details were gone. How do I retrieve my log in details? Can I restore my history and all log in details etc?

Hi I am on firefox desktop Windows 7. I recently deleted my history but I lost all log in details as well What do I do to get the log in details back ? System restore s… (read more)

Hi

I am on firefox desktop Windows 7. I recently deleted my history but I lost all log in details as well

What do I do to get the log in details back ?

System restore somehow failed to restore the system so I am not sure if it works, it would bring back my login details

Thanks

Asked by Azack 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Lost of all opened TABs in all my opened windows

Hello there !!! Today I had serious damage to my Mozilla Firefox. When I started up Firefox I realized that I lost all my opened tabs on all my (three) opened windows, al… (read more)

Hello there !!!

Today I had serious damage to my Mozilla Firefox. When I started up Firefox I realized that I lost all my opened tabs on all my (three) opened windows, although I had checked the box "Restore previous sessions" in the settings section.

I opened "settings" and I saw this box unchecked !!!!!

The unfortunate event of this failure is that I restarted Firefox and even worse I restarted the PC.

Now I wonder, after all these, if there is a way to restore all my lost TABs that, I believe, there are hidden somewhere...

Asked by rogergr311049 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Can't find tabs or see an opened new tab in 89, and I have over 100 open

My Sessions and Session Boss know I have all my tabs open presently. I can't see the tabs & I can't right click a bookmark and see a 2nd tab open. I had the tabs at t… (read more)

My Sessions and Session Boss know I have all my tabs open presently. I can't see the tabs & I can't right click a bookmark and see a 2nd tab open. I had the tabs at the top and just under the bookmarks bar. Now it is just one long blank bar. I disabled and then re-enabled proton, which is the worst upgrade experience ever. I changed to a simple theme, still no tabs. I downloaded the previous version 88, but it will start a new profile. I just want where I was 2 hours ago. I'll attach an image of the left upper screen with the blank tab bar.

Asked by lepiane 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox account locked.

When I used a new computer to log into my Firefox account, the account was locked. Waited 24 hours but account is still locked. I could not find website that will assis… (read more)

When I used a new computer to log into my Firefox account, the account was locked. Waited 24 hours but account is still locked. I could not find website that will assist me in unlocking my Firefox account. Need someone to send me another link to my Yahoo email to unlock.

Asked by ronsuwa345 1 year ago

Answered by ronsuwa345 1 year ago

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Restoring bookmarks after changing Firefox Account password

Hi - I signed out of a different Firefox account and can't get back in, as the password I have isn't correct. If I change my password, I may lose my bookmarks, etc. I exp… (read more)

Hi - I signed out of a different Firefox account and can't get back in, as the password I have isn't correct. If I change my password, I may lose my bookmarks, etc. I exported the bookmarks to html and also backed them up (json). If I change my password, will I be able to restore the bookmarks using one of those backups? I backed up "all bookmarks." Does that include the bookmarks toolbar and mobile bookmarks as well as the bookmarks menu and other bookmarks? Thank you in advance!

Asked by RoseThorn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago