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files downloading instead of opening in viewer

I've spent many hours trying to fix this problem. When I click on a document that I want to view, it is downloading to my computer. I have the latest version of firefox o… (read more)

I've spent many hours trying to fix this problem. When I click on a document that I want to view, it is downloading to my computer. I have the latest version of firefox on a windows 11 pc. Please assist.

Asked by Miami Sally 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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google.com won't load

The google search bar on the homepage doesn't work, just does an infinite load, the same with google.com. The extensions I have are AVG Online Security, Malwarebytes, and… (read more)

The google search bar on the homepage doesn't work, just does an infinite load, the same with google.com. The extensions I have are AVG Online Security, Malwarebytes, and AVG Anti-Tracking. The version is the latest version 116.0.1

Asked by anthonyjshaffer917 10 months ago

Answered by anthonyjshaffer917 10 months ago

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Middle mouse button click, new tab opened AND switched to that tab.

Hi, Is this new feature? Once I click on link with middle mouse button, that tab is opened and switched to it. Previous firefox versions only opened tab and thats it. It… (read more)

Hi,

Is this new feature? Once I click on link with middle mouse button, that tab is opened and switched to it. Previous firefox versions only opened tab and thats it. It is very frustrating. I want open multiple tabs and then view those tabs. Now I have to, suppose I have 5 links listed in webpage:

I middle mouse 1st link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 2nd link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 3rd link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 4th link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 5th link Then I have to return to my previous page

If it is new DEFAULT, then please make ant option to switch back in about:config, thanks!

Asked by kirsciukas 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Not possible to delete personal certificate

I had a personal certificate installed in Firefox and it was working well. It expired, so I got a new one from the same provider. Both appear in Firefox under "Privacy &… (read more)

I had a personal certificate installed in Firefox and it was working well. It expired, so I got a new one from the same provider. Both appear in Firefox under "Privacy & Security" -> Certificates -> View Certificates... The previous one is not valid any more, and every time I try to access some page with a certificate, it uses the old one. So I tried to delete the old one. Nothing has worked so far. Doing the straightforward way of selecting it in the Certificate Manager and deleting it makes the certificate disappear from the manager menu, but if I enter the certificate manager again, it is there again. I tried to delete both certificates, same issue, both reaper in the manager. I tried to delete them, close firefox, delete cert9.db, cert8.db and key4.db and nothing. Only thing left is delete my current firefox profile and start again... Any other idea or something that I might delete before to solve this?

Asked by david.roma84 11 months ago

Answered by david.roma84 11 months ago

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Firefox closes immediately after opening it

Hello! I recently got a new PC, and every time I open up Firefox it instantly closes. I have tried downloading it on the Microsoft Store, it seems to work fine for 5 min… (read more)

Hello!

I recently got a new PC, and every time I open up Firefox it instantly closes. I have tried downloading it on the Microsoft Store, it seems to work fine for 5 minutes and then it happens again.

Asked by chillestyt 1 year ago

Answered by chillestyt 1 year ago

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"Find in page" not working

Suddenly my "find in page" or "Ctrl F" function from the Firefox menu doesn't work. I can click on it but nothing happens. I never get a place to type in what I want to f… (read more)

Suddenly my "find in page" or "Ctrl F" function from the Firefox menu doesn't work. I can click on it but nothing happens. I never get a place to type in what I want to find. Did I accidentally change something in my Settings? If so, I can't find what it was.The same function in Chrome still works just fine. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by cre8onlyluv 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months ago

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Script appears to be not working on some sites

Some of the scripts are not loading or working properly, like clicking boxes and notifications on some sites. Most recently this happened on the New Statesman website, I … (read more)

Some of the scripts are not loading or working properly, like clicking boxes and notifications on some sites. Most recently this happened on the New Statesman website, I doubt they haven't optimized their site for Firefox. Previously I encountered this on Gerogetown University's Management System platform, which according to IT should be fine with Firefox. I removed all the extensions, cleared the cache and cookies, tried troubleshooting mode, even reinstalled Firefox to no avail. I accept all cookies. Settings are default. The issue is specific to Firefox, Edge works fine. Please help, I don't want to migrate back to Edge.

Asked by G. Scheiring 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Headphones not working with Firefox and only Firefox

1) When I played a video on Youtube with Firefox via my computer speakers, they worked flawlessly. 2) Then I plugged in my headphones via the headphones jack, there is no… (read more)

1) When I played a video on Youtube with Firefox via my computer speakers, they worked flawlessly. 2) Then I plugged in my headphones via the headphones jack, there is no sound. 3) I went to Windows settings and checked the volume mixer and tested the sound, the headphones worked. 4) I opened Edge and played a video on Youtube, the headphones work flawlessly. 5) I played a video through my media player, the headphones work flawlessly.

So my conclusion is that it is Firefox that is broken.

I closed Firefox and restarted it and tried steps 1 to 5 above, still got the same results. Firefox did not play any sound over the headphones while all the others worked flawlessly.

I restarted my computer and tried the steps again and still got the same results.

I also deleted Cookies and Site data from Firefox settings and still no luck.

Any suggestions?

Asked by chris1810 1 year ago

Answered by chris1810 1 year ago

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Rar files automatically failing the download

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times. … (read more)

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times.

Asked by Jon Cape 7 months ago

Answered by Jon Cape 6 months ago

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scroll bar gone release 100

Hi, With the newest release 100 my scroll bar has changed. Its now some itty bitty thin cant find unless you hover out it thing. I want the regular wide colored scroll b… (read more)

Hi, With the newest release 100 my scroll bar has changed. Its now some itty bitty thin cant find unless you hover out it thing. I want the regular wide colored scroll bar I had. Is there a way to change it back?

Thank you

Asked by needyahoo 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Webpage missing content when opened in Firefox

Hi, I have today logged in to a specific webpage on my energy providers website and find that Firefox does NOT display the option to open a chat which is clearly display… (read more)

Hi,

I have today logged in to a specific webpage on my energy providers website and find that Firefox does NOT display the option to open a chat which is clearly displayed in the Chrome Browser (Screenshots attached).

I have navigated to "Settings/Privacy & Security", scrolled down to "Permissions" and can confirm that the "Block pop-up windows" option is NOT enabled.

I am obviously missing a setting somewhere, can anyone advise?

Thanks

Asked by Matrix 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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FIREFOX AUTOMATIC CLOSING WINDOWS

Hi: Why does Firefox 102.0.1 (Windows 11) keeps closing windows after a while (window inactive for an hour or so)? I have 25 or so windows opened (I work at them consta… (read more)

Hi:

Why does Firefox 102.0.1 (Windows 11) keeps closing windows after a while (window inactive for an hour or so)? I have 25 or so windows opened (I work at them constantly, I need them all at any time / even after an hour or so , some of them have tabs) . I have plenty of unused memory , there are NO issues like responsiveness , no crashes, etc); but I can't find some of the windows after a while , some windows have several tabs so I have to reopen the windwos with those tabs again. I have clicked on each of the available windows just to make sure I haven't overlooked; but I know for sure some windows are missing. I have disabled ALL extensions (there aren't many) but that doesn't solve the problem. Is there a setting (about:config) to tell Firefox NOT to do that automatically? It is like it is "garbage collecting"...... ....also, why is there no more confirmation dialog window when closing Firefox with multiple windows ? I don't mean closing tabs , I get confirmation dialogs for closing windows with multiple tabs , just not when exiting Firefox with multiple windows. I do have the sessions back when I restart firefox but I won't mind having a dialog window asking me if it is OK to exit.

Asked by HeavenlyFox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Syncing Android and PC accounts.

When I scan the QR code shown on my computer with my phone and press the sync buttons, I get a message on my phone to; "Open the authentication app and enter the security… (read more)

When I scan the QR code shown on my computer with my phone and press the sync buttons, I get a message on my phone to; "Open the authentication app and enter the security code it provides."

I have no idea what this app is or where to find it to open it. Is it on my phone or my computer? Why can't you just show the code on my computer sync screen?

And, your help pages just repeat the same instruction verbiage as the sync app on my phone. No additional help at all!

Asked by JR 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Firefox downgrades itself automatically every night

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines. I can only get… (read more)

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines.

I can only get Firefox to run again by running from command prompt with "-allow-downgrade" option and then updating again.

I usually don't notice until I launch Firefox the following morning and it gives me a message that the profile was created with an older version and to exit or create a new profile.

I've had Firefox open and then it reverts and it gives me a XULRunner error about the profile being used by an older version.

I don't have any special backup or restore software running and the physical files in my Firefox folder in c:\program files\mozilla firefox are being physically pushed to a prior version dated 3/21/2023.

On both machines, I've completely uninstalled and reinstalled and it's good for a day and then reverts.

No log entries for the reversion can be found. It's just back to a prior version.

I've never come across anything like this before and have scanned for any malware or other issue, but haven't found anything.

Asked by Splutt 1 year ago

Answered by Splutt 1 year ago

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Various things do not load anymore since the latest Firefox update today

I was using my computer and Firefox all day to watch videos, browse twitter and Tumblr and whatnot until around 15:30 my time, when suddenly Twitter stopped loading my ti… (read more)

I was using my computer and Firefox all day to watch videos, browse twitter and Tumblr and whatnot until around 15:30 my time, when suddenly Twitter stopped loading my timeline. I thought it was an issue with Twitter or my computer. I restarted my PC twice so far and rebooted my modem (completely unplugged, left it alone for a min and plugged it in again).

I still cant load my twitter timeline, not even in private with all extensions turned off. It does load Tumblr, but like 80% of the pictures/gifs, even profile pictures do not load. When I search for something on Duck Duck Go it sometimes works but most times it just stays blank. Youtube videos either do not load at all, or stop loading/load endlessly at some point. I am still able to navigate the Youtube website tho.

I really do not want to use Chrome, but the latest update is just unusable. Am I the only one?

(I forgot the word for modem, dont judge me.)

Asked by knollamelie 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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permissions.default.geo 0 and 1 and 2

In about:config I have set "geo.enabled" to false. -> www.google.com still displays the content in my language, darn. I went went back to about:config and marked "onl… (read more)

In about:config I have set "geo.enabled" to false. -> www.google.com still displays the content in my language, darn.

I went went back to about:config and marked "only show modified preferences" -> to my surprise not only "geo.enabled 1" was displayed but also "permissions.default.geo 2" (though I never touched that one - so I thought they must be linked somehow)

I was curious and reverted "permissions.default.geo" back to default -> now it is set to "0" -> but "geo.enable" is still on "false" (so I am not sure anymore if they are really linked together - which doesnt make sense to me)

Now I don't know if I should leave "permissions.default.geo" on "2" how I found it, or on "0" which is the default. That's why I come here to ask:

==> What are the three states of "permissions.default.geo [0/1/2]" doing and how is it interacting with "geo.enable"?

Asked by Mark 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox search suggestions won't turn off

Dear all, I have unchecked all the boxes in "Settings/Search/Search Suggestions" and disabled history for the search engine and yet Firefox still displays search suggest… (read more)

Dear all, I have unchecked all the boxes in "Settings/Search/Search Suggestions" and disabled history for the search engine and yet Firefox still displays search suggestions in the address bar. They even have a small header called "Firefox Suggest". How can I turn this off? Thanks for your help, Markus

Windows 11 Home 22H2 FF 118.0.1 (64-bit)

Default search engine is Google

Asked by toegelmarkus 8 months ago

Answered by toegelmarkus 8 months ago

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Option to use Gmail for mailto: links has suddenly vanished from Settings

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, seve… (read more)

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, several times, and usually fix it by going to Tools > Settings, under General > Applications, select "mailto" under Content Type, then select Gmail from the drop-down menu.

This time, however, Gmail is not presented as an option, in this pop-up. Clicking "Choose..." just opens up a Windows Explorer file-picker window.

I tried to fix this in Tools > Settings, under General > Applications. There, "mailto" just shows "Use other..." and if I click that, the "Select Helper Application" pop-up window is basically blank, with a message at the bottom saying "No applications were found for this file type."

I refreshed Firefox but it did not solve the problem.

I have tried to attached images but they will not upload.

I am running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 11

Asked by lindabknight 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago