Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Archived

Links from Google automatically opening in new tabs

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked … (read more)

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked around in the settings menu, but I couldn't find any way to alter it. The closest option would be to open link in new window, but I just want to open the link in the tab that I am currently in. I have tried going into about:config although I couldn't find any setting that successfully fixed the issue. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks! - T

Asked by Tt 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Ebay and Amazon earches resurrect after relaunch

Hello dear Mozilla community! I've faced an issue with search engines configuration for Firefox on macOS. I'm doing the following: Removing all but one One-Click Search… (read more)

Hello dear Mozilla community!

I've faced an issue with search engines configuration for Firefox on macOS. I'm doing the following:

  1. Removing all but one One-Click Search Engines, leaving only one engine in the list (currently my preference is DuckDuckGo): https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-41-395a2a.png or https://imgur.com/DKqvzZ9
  2. When I type search request in the address bar I'm seeing nice and clean search suggestions from Search Provider of my choice: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-13-a8d46c.png or https://imgur.com/a/slivHlF
  3. Close Firefox
  4. (not sure what other conditions needed)
  5. Open Firefox
  6. When typing search request in the address bar I see that Amazon and Ebay options are back and a suggestion line "This time, search with ..." as added by firefox: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-02-4a25db.png or https://imgur.com/vjq0NCf
  7. In the preference I see that those two searches (Ebay and Amazon) were automatically re-added to One-Click Search Engines: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-23-91dd1d.png or https://imgur.com/ibnlzLS

That issue is happening to me across different versions of firefox and isn't new. I've been seeing it for a few month hoping that to resolve in a newer versions. But as of right now I'm on 82.0.3 (64-bit) and the issue is still there.

It's a bit annoying as I have to my preferences literally every time I need to restart Firefox (which is especially annoying to do right after restarting FF to switch to a newer version).

Any suggestions and help is welcome!

Best regards, Serhii.

Asked by Serhii 2 years ago

Answered by Serhii 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Search engine shortcuts in address bar

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition,… (read more)

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition, almost every letter on the keyboard will search a particular domain. For example, "!r" searches through reddit.

The weird thing is that I cannot find any documentation of this anywhere, and I cannot find any settings on this anywhere. The only similar thing is being able to use "@" with a custom keyword that has been previously set in the "search engines" menu in the settings. But this menu is limited and it is difficult to add search engines to it, as it requires you to visit that website, find the green plus sign in the tiny looking glass icon on the search bar next to the address bar, and click it and add the search engine. Then you can customize the keyword and then you can use, for example "@w" for example, to search wikipedia. But not every website gives you the option to add their search engine. For example,visiting Reddit results in no green plus sign over the looking glass icon in the search bar next to the address bar, despite the fact that "!r" works just fine.

So this is all very confusing, I hope someone can tell me what is going on. Thanks.

Asked by Sweaty 2 years ago

Answered by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (read more)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 2 years ago

Answered by jumpnjil 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

animated gifs

There was a method described elsewhere to disable animated gifs by changing the image.animation_mode setting. This setting appears to disable playing the animation, but t… (read more)

There was a method described elsewhere to disable animated gifs by changing the image.animation_mode setting.

This setting appears to disable playing the animation, but the gif data is still loaded.

Is there some way to disable loading the gif at all?

Asked by gary.curtin 2 years ago

Answered by gary.curtin 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Get rid of "This Time Search With.

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up s… (read more)

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up space in the URL bar. I've seen it suggested that they can be removed in the Search options page. But when I've tried that, it also removes them from the Search bar.

Here's what I want: for the URL bar to only have space for a URL, no "This time, search with" nonsense, but the Search bar left completely intact, with all the search engines I use.

Asked by r.thomas.wright 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Print Edit hangs in Suspend mode

Whenever I click on Print Edit WE button the edit page opens but all the buttons are inactive and the PE button in the toolbar shows SUS for suspend. Nothing I do fixes i… (read more)

Whenever I click on Print Edit WE button the edit page opens but all the buttons are inactive and the PE button in the toolbar shows SUS for suspend. Nothing I do fixes it. I've removed and reinstalled the lastest version of PE from the add-on web page 3 or 4 times. A right click on the PE button drops down a menu but the one I need, Edit, puts PE into suspend mode. What could be causing this? I'm running FF 83.0, 64 bit, Windows 10 Pro. Print Edit has always worked before. Does the latest version have a bug? Or does FF maybe have a bug?

Asked by idahouser 2 years ago

Answered by idahouser 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox v83 HTTPS only vs the extention 'HTTPS Everywhere'

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only? Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.anker… (read more)

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only?

Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.ankersmit@upcmail.nl

Asked by RobA 2 years ago

Answered by RobA 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

My Firefox is not staying on the "Ask to save logins & passwords"

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not k… (read more)

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not know how to make the checkbox stay checked.

Asked by Theresa Marie 2 years ago

Answered by Theresa Marie 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

There is no ad-blocker. But Firefox says there is.

I'm on Win10 With Firefox 83.0. I cleared my history yesterday, and now when I try to watch video on CBS.com, I get this message: “This video is unavailable because we we… (read more)

I'm on Win10 With Firefox 83.0. I cleared my history yesterday, and now when I try to watch video on CBS.com, I get this message: “This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Error Code: 111”. I have no ad-blocking software that I know of. Can anyone give me a clue on what to do?

Asked by Shhhh...... 2 years ago

Answered by pojoho7699 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox designers out to lunch?

Tried to send feedback on the supid move of close other/to right tabs off main right click menu and got this: Please check back soon We've paused submissions to this form… (read more)

Tried to send feedback on the supid move of close other/to right tabs off main right click menu and got this:

Please check back soon

We've paused submissions to this form so that we can improve how we collect feedback.

So now they not only won't listen to their users, remove all the complaints about UI changes we DON'T want or have any need for, now they don't even accept feedback. Guess they were overwhelmed.

Sheesh.

Frustrated Firefox user from Netscape v1.something (.7?). Time to move to Opera and leave Firefox to the idiots that don't know how or can't use a mouse to click the right option on a menu that "they" say is the reason for the moving of the options to a sub menu. At least they could give us an OPTION to put it back where it belongs. Ditto for the "megabar" stupidity that BLOCKS the view of my bookmarks toolbar!!!!

Asked by rwernst 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Deleted auto-fill entry still auto-fills in address bar (v83.0)

I'll occasionally run into Firefox auto-filling another website address I don't want, but I just figured out that it's Shift+Delete and not Delete to remove an auto-fill … (read more)

I'll occasionally run into Firefox auto-filling another website address I don't want, but I just figured out that it's Shift+Delete and not Delete to remove an auto-fill entry (a rather asinine change, I thought). Unfortunately, clearing out the unwanted address did not work and the address still auto-fills in the U.R.L. bar (see picture).

If deleting auto-fill entries doesn't actually work, what will?

I've always been curious about this, as well, but how does Firefox determine what address auto-fills if I type in a couple of letters? Does it keep a running tally of how many times I've searched for/visited a particular site and use that data? This would be useful to know for the future.

Asked by haltrman93 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

CTRL+ CTRL- zooming, is there a way to disable it?

i use google docs for school, and because of that i need to use sub and super scripts often, google has decided that CTRL + , is the shortcut but this also zooms in the p… (read more)

i use google docs for school, and because of that i need to use sub and super scripts often, google has decided that CTRL + , is the shortcut but this also zooms in the page.

Asked by that1guybutnotthefirst 1 year ago

Answered by that1guybutnotthefirst 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Page Actions Drop-down Menu

I have two defined log-in users on my custom-built Windows 7 Pro desktop. On the account I use, the last entry in the Page Actions menu the "Take a Screenshot" option lo… (read more)

I have two defined log-in users on my custom-built Windows 7 Pro desktop. On the account I use, the last entry in the Page Actions menu the "Take a Screenshot" option lo longer appears at the bottom of the menu. However, on the other account the "Take a Screenshot" option does appear? I can find nothing in the Firefox 83.0 "Options" or "Customize" menu that can affect the Page Actions menu in any way, nor can I see any apparent difference in any other option in effect between the two user accounts' settings? Any ideas on how I can get my "Take a Screenshot option back, short of uninstalling Firefox from the computer and re-installing, wiping out both users' bookmarks, add-ons, etc.? Thanks.

Asked by dick-lincoln 1 year ago

Answered by dick-lincoln 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How can I make DuckDuckGo my default search engine?

I have searched & searched and read & read and have not found Joy. I followed the Firefox DDG install instructions at duckduckgo.com (which succeeded and now that… (read more)

I have searched & searched and read & read and have not found Joy.

I followed the Firefox DDG install instructions at duckduckgo.com (which succeeded and now that it's succeeded can't be duplicated), and here: https://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines/anse.php?sen=DuckDuckGo (which doesn't work), but here: 'Preferences' > 'Search' > 'Default Search Engine' DuckDuckGo doesn't appear in the drop-down list. Help!

Asked by Mark Filipak 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

New wider address bar

I do not like this wide address bar and need to go back to classic look. I tried some links on this support but it does not help. I would also like to to have to reset my… (read more)

I do not like this wide address bar and need to go back to classic look. I tried some links on this support but it does not help. I would also like to to have to reset my preferences after each update. My version is 83.0 on Windows 7.

Thanks

Asked by phil.cote 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Bookmarks Toolbar Shortcut CONTROL + SHIFT + B

When I used CONTROL + SHIFT + B it opens the bookmarks window, when the documentation says it should toggle the visibility of the bookmarks boolbar. I'm on 83.0 64-bit on… (read more)

When I used CONTROL + SHIFT + B it opens the bookmarks window, when the documentation says it should toggle the visibility of the bookmarks boolbar. I'm on 83.0 64-bit on Win10. I've also got FF Dev Edn (84.0b8 64-bit) and this shortcut works fine. I've tried refreshing Firefox profile/settings from the Help/Troubleshooting menu. Anything else I can try to get this working?

Asked by Lukas 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Autofill drop-down menue in the username login box issues

In on a handful of websites and a primary issue on a specific site. The Lockwise auto-fill drop down menu will attempt to display a list of usernames it assumes are assoc… (read more)

In on a handful of websites and a primary issue on a specific site. The Lockwise auto-fill drop down menu will attempt to display a list of usernames it assumes are associated with that site. I have asked Firefox to never-save the login information for this site in hopes that this auto fill drop down menu will stop**. It has not, and the issue being it displays a list of usernames for locations I don't want publicly known. I have already shut off the auto fill login function in Firefox too.

The end point is this. I want help to find a way to stop the drop-down menu from showing when I select the Username box on a log-in page or tell Lockwise to stop associating the unwanted usernames from that website

    • Firefox did respect my request to not save that website's login information.

Asked by paul14sprenk 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago