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blocked JavaScript

hy! I'm using XP-x86, so the latest version is Firefox 52.0esr A few days ago, I can't use Google search normally, because the search result is displayed as if JavaScript… (read more)

hy! I'm using XP-x86, so the latest version is Firefox 52.0esr A few days ago, I can't use Google search normally, because the search result is displayed as if JavaScript is blocked. Also, I can't change my search settings, the arrow isn't active. I started FF in safe mode, but no change. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by csengh 3 days ago

Answered by csengh 2 days ago

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How to update OpenH264 from V1.8.1.1 to V2.1.1

Hello, I am trying to update OpenH264 but I can't find on how to update it. Is there a way to do it? I got the dll file. I have tried to use the install extension from fi… (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to update OpenH264 but I can't find on how to update it. Is there a way to do it? I got the dll file. I have tried to use the install extension from file but it does not show the dll file on my desktop.

Asked by DVT 6 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 hours 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 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Open .bib files in new tab

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files,… (read more)

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files, is to just show them as text (either in the same tab, or a new tab). For example if you search for a publication on Google scholar, and click the quotation mark and then BiBTeX, you get the bibliographical information shown as text directly in the browser (see attached screenshot).

However, many other websites and journals instead give you a link to an actual .bib file, instead of just serving up the text. But since a .bib file is just a plain text file, it should be no problem for Firefox to display this text. However, when I go under settings and try to select default actions for .bib files, my only options are to either save the file, or open it with another application (i.e., not Firefox). For other file types, for example .pdf, it works to select Open in Firefox as the default action, but not for .bib files.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

I'm using Firefox 95.0.2 on Mac OS 12.1

Thanks, Tor

Asked by tor.nordam 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 hours ago

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An observation

I have noticed that some business websites do not work correctly with Firefox. Here are a few ; Lowes Home Improvement, NJ Covid vaccine, Labcorp, Picattiny Federal Credi… (read more)

I have noticed that some business websites do not work correctly with Firefox. Here are a few ; Lowes Home Improvement, NJ Covid vaccine, Labcorp, Picattiny Federal Credit Union, Clover Health, Walmart.

Could this be due the fact the fact that according java FF does not support the technology behind java?

In the case of Walmart, I was having a problem placing an order and asked for help, the email response did not mention FF.

https://www.walmart.com/ https://www.picacreditunion.com https://newjersey.github.io/vaccine-locations/NJ-COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations.pdf https://www.lowes.com https://patient.labcorp.com/landing https://my.cloverhealth.com/login/?next=/

Most of these website deal with confidential information.

Asked by mike-a 5 days ago

Answered by mike-a 5 hours ago

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Java 96.0.2 (64-bit)

Hello, I have searched online and support.mozilla.org forum for an hour and I can not get a result for my question. I am simply looking for a way to enable java in case o… (read more)

Hello,

I have searched online and support.mozilla.org forum for an hour and I can not get a result for my question. I am simply looking for a way to enable java in case of demand. Java 96.0.2 (64-bit) is the version i have for windows 10 64 bit.

Asked by REA 7 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 hours ago

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prevent opening new window every time

Hello, I have been using Firefox for years without problems, but recently this came about out of the blue: for every action typed into the window, be it a search string … (read more)

Hello, I have been using Firefox for years without problems, but recently this came about out of the blue: for every action typed into the window, be it a search string or URL, or even about:config, Firefox opens a new window.

I didn't tweak any configuration options, it's not any of the extensions (removed those) nor a theme (using default). Also, this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293906 was not useful.

This is an extremely annoying issue. Please help.

Asked by buzz2rp 1 day ago

Answered by buzz2rp 8 hours ago

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all of a sudden i can't use most of my bookmarks, keep getting 'Secure Connection Failed'!!

this just started the other day, after an upgrade maybe? only a few of my bookmarks work now. i get the Secure Connection Failed on almost everything, very frustrated, … (read more)

this just started the other day, after an upgrade maybe? only a few of my bookmarks work now. i get the Secure Connection Failed on almost everything, very frustrated, don't want to use another browser!

Asked by Marilyn 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 18 hours ago

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Browser won't open after update

Firefox just automatically updated. Now whenI try to open I get 2 messages - First one- firefox.exe- Bad Image "C:backslash Program Files backslash Mozilla Firefox backs… (read more)

Firefox just automatically updated. Now whenI try to open I get 2 messages -

First one- firefox.exe- Bad Image "C:backslash Program Files backslash Mozilla Firefox backslash xul.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing ......"

Second one - couldn't load xpcom.

I do not want to lose my last session- I have many open tabs when I closed it last night that need to be there when I restart.

Asked by jb26 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Access Denied

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.aa.com/booking/find-flights" on this server. Reference #18.793b2f17.1643143740.5568743 I did clear the ca… (read more)

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.aa.com/booking/find-flights" on this server.

Reference #18.793b2f17.1643143740.5568743


    • I did clear the cache. Still doesn't work.

Asked by wcandcc 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 23 hours ago

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Web Page Rendered Incompletely on Firefox

I subscribe to a newsletter published by the International Living Future Institute at www2.living-future.org Every so often (say, once a month) I receive the newsletter t… (read more)

I subscribe to a newsletter published by the International Living Future Institute at www2.living-future.org Every so often (say, once a month) I receive the newsletter through my Comcast email (which I have opened up in Firefox). The email displays only the first of multiple (8, for example) pieces of graphic and textual content. The remaining 7 (for example) pieces are simply blank boxes. The email also contains this statement at the top: "Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser." The latter statement is linked to a page on their site; for example, today's (1/24/2022) email links to: https://www2.living-future.org/webmail/464132/545721684/7dba785a8c809f875afbfe5e3d94f7b4d88f1cccf3e71980921b90a4c1419be8

The foregoing link does not display correctly in Firefox. When I copy the link to my Safari browser, it does display correctly (with all of the boxes of content properly populated). I have experienced this problem for at least a year, and have not encountered such problems with any other site. Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you, Bill Meessen

Asked by william.meessen 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Create desktop shortcuts with Firefox

I used to create desktop shortcuts to websites by dragging the padlock thumbnail to the left of the URL to the desktop. (see first image) Now it does not create a shortcu… (read more)

I used to create desktop shortcuts to websites by dragging the padlock thumbnail to the left of the URL to the desktop. (see first image)

Now it does not create a shortcut but instead creates a file on the desktop with a .URL extension.(see 2nd image) Double clicking on the file will take me to the website, but as a file and not a shortcut, I cannot modify the name displayed or change the icon displayed.

Am I looking at something new in version 96 or have I inadvertantly changed something in the settings?

Asked by George Sinkinson 3 days ago

Answered by George Sinkinson 23 hours ago

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Password problem

Hi, Firefox is my preferred browser but I am having trouble logging into a site I use a lot. The site is Supercoach (https://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au) but when I try t… (read more)

Hi, Firefox is my preferred browser but I am having trouble logging into a site I use a lot. The site is Supercoach (https://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au) but when I try to log in it keeps telling me the user name or password is incorrect. I have tried clearing the cache with no success. I have no problem logging in with Chrome and Brave. Please advise, Ian.

Asked by amigaman 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Email

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to … (read more)

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to go back to Gmail. Thanxalot.

Guy

Asked by giantguy68.80 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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"firefox couldn't load xpcom", reinstalation doesn´t help

Hello, after yesterday actualization I cannot launch firefox. It reports: "firefox couldn't load xpcom". I tried to do this: - reinstal firefox (and before deleted folder… (read more)

Hello, after yesterday actualization I cannot launch firefox.

It reports: "firefox couldn't load xpcom".

I tried to do this:

- reinstal firefox (and before deleted folders) - instal 32 bit version - instal older version

All without success. I can see only "firefox couldn't load xpcom".

Can You help me, please?

I have Windows 10.

Asked by b.jozka 6 days ago

Answered by b.jozka 1 day ago

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Updating Firefox on a Chromebook

I downloaded Firefox on my Chromebook using the instructions found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos However, I have not been able to update… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox on my Chromebook using the instructions found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos However, I have not been able to update it since. It says updates are disabled in Firefox itself, and I have not been able to fine what files I need to update via Terminal to get the most current version. (I have been able to update other files through Terminal). Can someone please point me in the direction of how to update Firefox if installed in the manner described in the link?

Asked by weshamner 1 week ago

Answered by weshamner 1 day ago