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Why is Firefox 70.0 is ignoring my HOSTS file while other browsers work properly?

I'm using an extensive HOSTS file to block content, etc., from websites, which is a pretty common use of HOSTS. However, Firefox 70.0 is ignoring the HOSTS file and load… (read more)

I'm using an extensive HOSTS file to block content, etc., from websites, which is a pretty common use of HOSTS. However, Firefox 70.0 is ignoring the HOSTS file and loads sites that are explicitly named as 0.0.0.0 addresses. Other browsers, such as Chromium, work as expected and return a "not found" message. Is this a bug in Firefox or is there some setting, such as under about:config, that needs to be set properly? Thanks for any help/suggestions.

Asked by Paul 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Just got the latest FF update and Adaware Secure Search showed up in my addons. There's no option to remove it.

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit) Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one. FF worked fine … (read more)

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit)

Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one.

FF worked fine on 10/22/19. Tried opening FF on 10/23/19 and it kept crashing. I started the task of finding out why.

Opened in Safe Mode and saw the latest FF update. Also discovered a new addon that I did not install: Adaware Secure Search. It wasn't there the last time I reviewed addons (which I do frequently, trying to find the best addon's for my usage) and I hadn't installed anything new recently. Disabled Adaware and FF started opening properly.

I don't want Adaware Secure Search however there is no Remove option in the dropdown. So, I started hunting online to try and remove it.

It is not in the Control Panel. It is not in the registry - I searched in every folder. Ran MalwareBytes and other tools - they don't see Adaware Secure Search anywhere. I followed the instructions that required the use of Troubleshooting and found Adaware is also not in my FF profile (that I can tell - the .xpi files are difficult to figure out since the majority are in number value). Tried refreshing FF and it showed up again. Un/re-installed FF and there it is again!...but this time i had the "joy" of having to redo my tabs, etc. It isn't on my other browsers either, just FF.

How do I get this removed? I don't want it to somehow become enabled in my system.

Asked by cadwellm 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Don't know where to ask this, firefox account deleted?

Why can't I log into my old firefox account from 2013? My account was considered a "Theme Artist" and I only ever uploaded one theme. But it says the email doesn't exist … (read more)

Why can't I log into my old firefox account from 2013? My account was considered a "Theme Artist" and I only ever uploaded one theme. But it says the email doesn't exist when I try to recover the password through the email. Yes it is 100% the correct email, I've only EVER had two emails, I'm certain it was this one and I even have old emails from mozilla themselves talking about my account. As you can see in the screenshot though it says it's from "nobody@mozilla", but it definitely wasn't a phishing email so a lot internally has probably changed within mozilla since 2015. But, how do I talk to an actual developer to recover my account as obviously you guys wouldn't be able to help with this. I know it was a long time ago and a lot has probably changed internally with mozilla but I would like access to my account back.

Oh, and yes my artwork Theme is still uploaded to the addons website: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7768082/

Hope someone can help.

Asked by dkf157 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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How do i remove all passwords on firefox lockwise all at once

I want to remove ALL the passwords in firefox lockwise. No answers here. This is the worse software design I have ever seen from firefox. The old versions allowed you to … (read more)

I want to remove ALL the passwords in firefox lockwise. No answers here. This is the worse software design I have ever seen from firefox. The old versions allowed you to delete ALL passwords with one simple click, it looks like the only way I can get passwords removed in firefox lockwise is do so individually. Who was the mental defect that designed firefox lockwise without providing a ONE CLICK way to remove all passwords?

Asked by Stan 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox won't print entire web page

Sometime recently (as of 11/3/19) Firefox ceased to reliably print entire web pages. Instead it prints the first, last, and sometimes one middle page. The print preview… (read more)

Sometime recently (as of 11/3/19) Firefox ceased to reliably print entire web pages. Instead it prints the first, last, and sometimes one middle page. The print preview function suffers the same error. Since the problem shows up in print preview I don't believe that it is related to the configuration of a specific printer. It doesn't seem to be a coding error in the web page as other browsers like IE, Chrome, and Opera render the page accurately. Because I don't print pages often, I can't tell with what version the problem showed up.

Asked by James Hirst 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How can I remove the "Did you mean to go to..." drop down bar when searching for something in the search bar?

How can I remove the drop down bar that asks me if I "meant to go to" some specific place every time I do a single-word search in the search bar? Apparently this was a pr… (read more)

How can I remove the drop down bar that asks me if I "meant to go to" some specific place every time I do a single-word search in the search bar? Apparently this was a problem a few years ago with a Firefox update, and it has just started happening to me after this most recent update. It is extremely annoying and there isn't anything in Options that allows a user to turn it off.

I tried a potential fix posted in one of the older support threads regarding this issue (switching browser.fixup.dns_first_for_single_words preference from false to true) but it doesn't seem to have worked, even after disabling the DNS's "Web Address Error Redirect Service", then resetting Firefox and my router after changing that setting.

Another method I tried was changing my DNS settings I also tried setting keyword.enabled to false, but that did not work either.

I've attached a screenshot of the specific drop down bar I'm referring to.

Asked by B M 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Dropdown list doest work in Firefox 70.0.1

Dropdown list is not working. I tried to uninstall/reinstall, also disabled "using hardware acceleration" and ran Firefox in safe mode. None of the previous attempts work… (read more)

Dropdown list is not working. I tried to uninstall/reinstall, also disabled "using hardware acceleration" and ran Firefox in safe mode. None of the previous attempts worked. Any help would be appreciate it.

Asked by ymw 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I stop dropping of tabs opening new windows?

When moving tabs from one window to other firefox keeps opening new windows when you miss. I NEVER want to open a new window by dropping a tab on other window, so how do … (read more)

When moving tabs from one window to other firefox keeps opening new windows when you miss.

I NEVER want to open a new window by dropping a tab on other window, so how do I disable that functionality?

Asked by Luvirini 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox adds a char(10) to cell content under repeatable conditions in google sheets. Does not happen with chrome.

This was first reported here original post and verified by Mchall and me. The issue arises with the following steps find a cell with text (not formula) place the cu… (read more)

This was first reported here original post and verified by Mchall and me.

The issue arises with the following steps

   find a cell with text (not formula)
   place the cursor in the edit line (formula bar)
   backspace to remove all of the text
   type in new text
   hit enter

A new line, char(10) is inserted after the text. Confirmed with a find function.

It did this with Firefox but not Chrome. Reported in Google sheets forum title "Why are line breaks being added to cells randomly" Can't see how to add link here.

Asked by hannahse 1 year ago

Answered by hannahse 1 year ago

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how to increase cache size

as increase volume of cache in browser I have constantly written that cache just 1 GB. watch movies online, the cache remains 1GB and the movies start to pritormazhivanij… (read more)

as increase volume of cache in browser I have constantly written that cache just 1 GB. watch movies online, the cache remains 1GB and the movies start to pritormazhivanija (hang). how to increase volume?

Asked by Роман 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Opening a set of multiple pages when i start up Firefox

What's the equivalent in Firefox of "on start-up, use current pages" from Chrome ? I have a specific set of pages I want to open when Firefox starts. A Google search prod… (read more)

What's the equivalent in Firefox of "on start-up, use current pages" from Chrome ? I have a specific set of pages I want to open when Firefox starts. A Google search produces outdated references to an option to use "current pages" In about:preferences.

Asked by Tracey Lowndes 1 year ago

Answered by Tracey Lowndes 1 year ago

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Tweets embedded in websites do not display correctly

Many websites that I visit have embedded Tweets. However they do not display correctly on my Firefox for windows. The text has strange character sequences embedded. The c… (read more)

Many websites that I visit have embedded Tweets. However they do not display correctly on my Firefox for windows. The text has strange character sequences embedded. The characters are 2 capital A with squiggles above, a cent sign and then one more Capital A with a squiggle. This makes it very hard to read

Asked by robrien2000 1 year ago

Answered by usedtoliveonmars 1 year ago

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Server Connection Failed Error...

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error: Secure Connection Failed An e… (read more)

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com. Peer reports it experienced an internal error. Error code: SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I am on my Mac Pro, running OS 10.14.3. If I open listings on a Windows machine on the same internet connection, the pages load fine. The problem persists even after clearing the cache/cookies. I need to find out what is causing this, as I use eBay on a daily basis for work. If anyone has any ideas, your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

P.S. The only extensions I am using are UBlock Origin (pages do not load properly with it disabled, either), Facebook Purity, and New Tab override.

Asked by Brian 1 year ago

Answered by Brian 1 year ago

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After FF 70 update, auto login doesn't work. Some sites after manual login don't log me in.

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to me… (read more)

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to member's area and request login again or see me as a guest. Some, Amazon, eBay, etc. send me a one time password. Email (aol.com) and my credit union auto logins are the only ones that works normally. I've worked thru all the related fixes I can find, but none has worked. Usually save history, tried custom history.

Asked by johndapper 1 year ago

Answered by johndapper 1 year ago

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Outlook mail web page signout link on account page is absent. OK on chrome.

The account dropdown on the outlook mail web page should contain 3 links: My account My profile Sign out Almost always all three are absent using Firefox, always present … (read more)

The account dropdown on the outlook mail web page should contain 3 links: My account My profile Sign out Almost always all three are absent using Firefox, always present using Chrome. Win10/64 1909.

Asked by greenchurch 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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How do I get firefox to stop rediecting my tab trhough my old university library account?

I am trying to access an academic article through my new university. Firefox opens the link through my old university, which was convenient for years, but can't find how… (read more)

I am trying to access an academic article through my new university. Firefox opens the link through my old university, which was convenient for years, but can't find how to change it.

Asked by d-carriere 1 year ago

Answered by d-carriere 1 year ago

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Make custom search engine the default one

I added several custom search engines to Firefox on Linux by right-clicking their search bar and clicking "Add a Keyword for this search". Now I want to set one of them a… (read more)

I added several custom search engines to Firefox on Linux by right-clicking their search bar and clicking "Add a Keyword for this search". Now I want to set one of them as my default search engine. However, despite the custom ones are working flawlessly with a keyword, I can't find them in the Firefox settings. I know that there are Plugins for several search engines available, and it is even possible to create an own one, but I don't want to install a plugin just for a search engine I already have. Any suggestions?

Asked by userL 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago