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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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How can I stop Update notification added in Firefox 63

Hi, I get an Update notification & prompt (green arrow) in Firefox 63 every time I start it. I don't want to see it and I don't want to respond to the prompt. How do … (read more)

Hi,

I get an Update notification & prompt (green arrow) in Firefox 63 every time I start it. I don't want to see it and I don't want to respond to the prompt. How do I do that? I have switched OFF all “app.update.auto” settings. It hasn't helped.

Secondly and more importantly, why have you REMOVED the "Never check for updates" option from Options? Its the most absurd and atrocious idea Firefox team has had. Do you want to become like all other commercial software vendors.

Would like to know who gave suggestion for the following brilliant idea? https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1420514

This SHOULD NOT be implemented else people will STOP using Firefox. Be AWARE and sure about it. Pls don't convert Firefox into commercial software.

Thanks Amal

Asked by Amal 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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why am I getting download failed frequently after I installed new version?

I just installed the new version of FireFox 63.0 (32-bit) and when I download files now I frequently get download failed. When I click on the retry button it downloads th… (read more)

I just installed the new version of FireFox 63.0 (32-bit) and when I download files now I frequently get download failed. When I click on the retry button it downloads the file, but I never had to do that before the new version.

Asked by Woodcock 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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firefox/duckduckgo warning that youtube is spying on me

is this warning from firefox or duckduckgo.com? if it's from firefox the warning doesn't work when using firefox and google.com thanks! … (read more)

is this warning from firefox or duckduckgo.com? if it's from firefox the warning doesn't work when using firefox and google.com

thanks!

Asked by AlienLanes 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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channel 4 blank (black) screen

Firefox Version 63.0 (64-bit) Home build PC, 480GB SSD, 2 x 2TB HD's, 8GB Ram. I have had problems with streaming Channel 4 TV UK for many years. I could only get it to w… (read more)

Firefox Version 63.0 (64-bit) Home build PC, 480GB SSD, 2 x 2TB HD's, 8GB Ram.

I have had problems with streaming Channel 4 TV UK for many years. I could only get it to work on Windows. Recently I have Dumped Window 10 - so slow - updates take all day. I now am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (using Linux since 2009)

Channel 4 say they Do Not support Linux ?

I have tried to install Adobe Flash Player, but does not seam to work or download. On Ch 4 web page I pressed Allow, but say that I should install Flash Player !

Please could anyone advice me what I can do, or what I have done wrong.

Regards, Richard.

Asked by Rich_42 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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browser search hijack

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the s… (read more)

Current situation: My Firefox brower search default is Google. But it has settled into a pattern of being is hijacked to a site named primeinfospot.com. Initially, the search redirection was to several different sites, but now it is just one site. This might be a result of my attempts to remove the hijacker. Chrome and Safari browsers are not hijacked.

Cause: Attempting to get a better corded connection between my Galaxy and MacBook, I downloaded a file named Android.zip from http://d-h.st/nl5l#!/ This included an install of ADB and Fastbooks. This led to an attempted auto-download of Flash, which I rejected. My browser search then was hijacked first to a number of different sites: readysoft, ikolag, ncontentdelivery, everydayconsumers, primeinfospot, search-switch.

Attempts to remove: Looked through plug-ins and extensions in Firefox, but couldn't find anything that looked like the hijacker. Uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox. Scanned with Malwarebytes (report= clear), Went to Mac hard drive > Applications > Library and uninstalled any files installed on Ocotber 24th (when the problem started).

Asked by PabloSkilz 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Good morning, I have Firefox 63.0 (64-bit) for ArchLinux. The main article on the firefox website says: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_ADDITIONAL_POLICY_CONSTRAINT_FAILED will be the… (read more)

Good morning,

I have Firefox 63.0 (64-bit) for ArchLinux. The main article on the firefox website says:

MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_ADDITIONAL_POLICY_CONSTRAINT_FAILED will be the primary error but with some servers, you may see the error code SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER instead. In any case, if you come across such a site you should contact the owner of the website to inform them of that problem. We strongly encourage operators of affected sites to take immediate action to replace these certificates.

However the websites that I am having this issue on are large websites like LinkedIn and Reddit, so I'm fairly certain it isn't an issue on the websites side.1

Asked by jtiki 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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"clear downloads" button doesnt work?

Pressing the "clear downloads button" does absolutely nothing. The list is now months long!! How do I clear this list? thnx Mac 10.14.1 /Firefox 63.0.1 (64-bit) … (read more)

Pressing the "clear downloads button" does absolutely nothing. The list is now months long!! How do I clear this list? thnx

Mac 10.14.1 /Firefox 63.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by patters 2 years ago

Last reply by Theo1352 2 years ago

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More detailed info on tracking protection

I understand the basic concepts of tracking protection but I've been unable to find answers to a few specific questions. I found some documentation here in the questions … (read more)

I understand the basic concepts of tracking protection but I've been unable to find answers to a few specific questions. I found some documentation here in the questions / answers section but it didn't provide all the answers.

1. Do I need to clear existing cookies to remove the myriad of sites already tracking me before turning on tracking protection? Or, will turning it on do an immediate filter on my existing cookies?

2. Will turning off tracking stop sites that I want to retain login information for from retaining the "login" cookie infor i.e. are we close to a full "cookie block" with anti-tracking? Or does FFox have some creative algorithm (or list) that allows it to distinguish between tracking cookies and less offensive cookies? Concurrently, is there a way to allow a "tracking cookie" if I need it to retain information for a site I'm comfortable with?

3. One specific tracking question: Will eliminating tracking cookies stop (specifically) Google's cross site advertising, where you look at a product on site A (who shares that info via google) and then a little later google's advertising mechanism pops up those products when you're at site B?

Asked by MozzieBob 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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The Bookmark Description field disappeared, which is very much needed.

I wonder why this very important field is removed. I have over 10 years of information recorded in this field for reference. This seems completely unneccessary to remove … (read more)

I wonder why this very important field is removed. I have over 10 years of information recorded in this field for reference. This seems completely unneccessary to remove it. At least, could you provide an import tools so that user can move those description into some other field in the bookmark?

I saw many people asked this question, and no solution works for me. By exporting the information to a html is not enough, because I need to manually handle over 10 years of description information, which is foolish.

Asked by petpetverygood2 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do I find a documented list of Firewall settings and router settings

In order to satisfy PCI DSS compliance for my small business I need to supply a "documented list of Firewall and Router settings. Could anyone help with how I do this pl… (read more)

In order to satisfy PCI DSS compliance for my small business I need to supply a "documented list of Firewall and Router settings. Could anyone help with how I do this please ?

Best, Mike

Asked by Mikeyboy351 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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A web site keeps showing an older version of itself

https://www.thisisanfield.com/ is showing me a version of itself that is 3 days old. (For example, right now, the main headline is a "preview" for a game that happened 3… (read more)

https://www.thisisanfield.com/ is showing me a version of itself that is 3 days old. (For example, right now, the main headline is a "preview" for a game that happened 3 days ago - see first image).

1. A new "private browsing" window shows the up-to-date version (second image)

2. If I clear all cookies related to this site (and the ad blocker is disabled), I get the up-to-date version once... and then when I reload, it goes back to the older version.

3. No such problem in Chrome.

PS I cleared the whole cache too, that didn't help.

Asked by gidiav 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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all my bookmarks have disappeared

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Whe… (read more)

All my bookmarks disappeared after Firefox did an update. I have read all the articles and looked at all the solutions I can find on here and nothing seems to work. Where did they go? WHY did they go? I want them back.

Asked by Tirsh 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox blocks Software-Download from my homepage (False positive detection)

I offer the learning software CompuLearn Englisch. Actually it is not possible to download my software using Firefox. When I try to download this setup-file: https://comp… (read more)

I offer the learning software CompuLearn Englisch. Actually it is not possible to download my software using Firefox. When I try to download this setup-file: https://compulearnonline.de/englisch/CompuLearn_Englisch_Net40_Setup.exe the download is blocked. This is a false positive detection.

What can be done to solve this problem?

Marianne Ottenhaus info@compulearnonline.de www.compulearnonline.de

Asked by Ottenhaus 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I am getting popups from Firefox. How can I stop it?

I keep getting popups from Firefox saying different things about Firefox. How can I stop it? They usually disappear in a few seconds, although the first one I get when I … (read more)

I keep getting popups from Firefox saying different things about Firefox. How can I stop it? They usually disappear in a few seconds, although the first one I get when I first open Firefox requires me to click an X in the corner to get it to go away. Very annoying.

Asked by sueastro 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Quantum V63 is an operating disaster

I've tried and tried with this browser from turning off hardware acceleration and so on, Quantum V63 for Win 8.1 is a slow wreck to operate. I can type quicker than it ta… (read more)

I've tried and tried with this browser from turning off hardware acceleration and so on, Quantum V63 for Win 8.1 is a slow wreck to operate. I can type quicker than it takes to download.What have you lot done to make things worse when it was working better before ? Loading webpages now takes more than double long as the previous ff version. Can I revert to V62 i.e previous one before the update ?

Tried safe mode , disabled add-ons, and so on. It should have to be this way. Any suggestions ?

rJ

Asked by richwalters 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 2 years ago

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How do you get rid of all types of auto completion when typing in an address in the address bar?

The search bar setting is set to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", I don't want to use "Add search bar in toolbar", because I don't want to have the extra … (read more)

The search bar setting is set to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", I don't want to use "Add search bar in toolbar", because I don't want to have the extra search field in the top part of the browser, and if I go to customize, and remove it, it just changes the setting back to "Use the address bar for search and navigation".

I've already disabled the default search engine: "Provide search suggestions", and Address Bar: "Browsing history", "Bookmarks", and "Open tabs" options.

I want to be able to type an address in the address bar, without having any kind of auto completion options, but right now when I try to type and address like google for example, it still shows two lines with visit and search options, and it says "search for google with:", then shows icons for a bunch of different search engines.

I used to use firefox but stopped using it a while ago when they made ridiculous changes to it, and I'd like to use it again, but I don't know how to disable the address bar auto completion settings completely. Is there a way to fix that? Thanks.

Asked by ip02 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago