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Browser Hijacker

I have incurred a browser hijacker that I can't seem to get rid of as no anti virus that I've tried will recognise it. The hijacker is defaultsearch.nchuser. The 'Refresh… (read more)

I have incurred a browser hijacker that I can't seem to get rid of as no anti virus that I've tried will recognise it. The hijacker is defaultsearch.nchuser. The 'Refresh Firefox button is not working at the moment. Please help me to remove this pest. Thank you.

Asked by kenrumble 7 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 hours ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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VISA refused when using FIREFOX

Briscoes and EasiYo companies in New Zealand are unable to accept payment by VISA when using Firefox. They accept the same VISA card transactions via Chrome or Edge. Why?… (read more)

Briscoes and EasiYo companies in New Zealand are unable to accept payment by VISA when using Firefox. They accept the same VISA card transactions via Chrome or Edge. Why?

Asked by Ian T 11 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 7 hours ago

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Verschlimmbessern, the eternal Firefox updates

The German word concoction "Verschlimmbessern" which translates into "constantly 'improving' something until it actually becomes worse or dysfunctional". I'm at a point n… (read more)

The German word concoction "Verschlimmbessern" which translates into "constantly 'improving' something until it actually becomes worse or dysfunctional".

I'm at a point now where we all give up on Firefox as these constant updates and uncalled and not requested changes not only become annoying but also introduce new dysfunctionality. (just like Windows 10 updates)

Too many to list here. but this job securing through constant new updates and changes gets very annoying.

Now the search feature has changed into some absurdity having to be in the address bar. We don't need that we don't want that! we wanted like it is and always was before.

Searching support I found answers but applying them does not work: "browser.urlbar.suggest.searches" change to false Search "keyword.enabled" change to false Search "browser.fixup.alternate.enabled" change to false browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus change to false browser.urlbar.update1 change to false browser.urlbar.update1.interventions change to false browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips change to false

About to uninstall this nonsense altogether and install an old version again or better yet just give up on it and find another browser! I need a reliable browser that works and not something that annoys me after every update.

Asked by Veritas 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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ZDNet Comments no longer open in Firefox, but do in Chrome or Bing. What's the problem here?

Clicking on the Comments section in any ZDNet article (https://www.zdnet.com/article/) gets no response at all. The Comments section doesn't open, I'm not prompted to log… (read more)

Clicking on the Comments section in any ZDNet article (https://www.zdnet.com/article/) gets no response at all. The Comments section doesn't open, I'm not prompted to log in -- nothing. The cursor does change from the default arrow to a hand with pointed finger, as usual, and the Comments bar color flashes as it should when I click on it -- but that's the limit of interaction. I've tested the link with Chrome and Bing and the function still works there, but not in Firefox, and apparently hasn't since about the 26th of July. What's going on, and how can this problem be addressed?

Asked by progan01 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Hidden files

I play cards at cardzmania.com using Firefox. If I exit Firefox and reload it, cardzmania remembers exactly where I was. Formerly, I could stop this by clearing the cac… (read more)

I play cards at cardzmania.com using Firefox. If I exit Firefox and reload it, cardzmania remembers exactly where I was. Formerly, I could stop this by clearing the cache files at c:/users/user_name/AppData/Local/Temp andc:/users/user_name/AppData/Local/Mozilla. This no longer works. Even if I use Privazer to clear temporary Internet files, cardzmania remembers me.

In short, Mozilla is storing user data in a file I can't find and empty.

This disturbs me.

I'm not terribly concerned about cardzmania taking over my computer for nefarious purposes or spying on me, but the inability to find and delete files that permit cardzmania to remember who I am means other programs could do the same.

Asked by etienne53 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 16 hours ago

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I have lost all my settings in reinstalling firefox

I had to temporarily make Chrome my default browser, but when I then tried to go back and make firefox my default browser, windows 10 did not list it. (This has happened … (read more)

I had to temporarily make Chrome my default browser, but when I then tried to go back and make firefox my default browser, windows 10 did not list it. (This has happened several times in the past few years, and I have the sneaking suspicion that Microsoft does this on purpose.) Firefox told me to uninstall and reinstall it, which I did, being careful to state that I wanted my settings, passwords, bookmarks, etc. to be saved. However, the reinstallation lost them all. I then imported my bookmarks from Chrome, but they are old ones. How can I get back my settings, etc. in Firefox? Thanks, Peter Ray

Asked by Peter Ray 20 hours ago

Answered by Seburo 20 hours ago

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Twilight Zone on steroids

Not sure if this is from you or not, but I keep getting a pop up ad every 30 seconds if not less hitting me up on their program to stop ads and pop ups. In other words in… (read more)

Not sure if this is from you or not, but I keep getting a pop up ad every 30 seconds if not less hitting me up on their program to stop ads and pop ups. In other words in order to get this ad off my back, I am obligated to purchase this program?? Then when I finely clicked on the dam link it offers another link to down load the program for free. Going through the process in hopes to get this to stop I get directed to another page asking for money. No down load. What is it or who is it that writes this madness up and puts it out there to plague everyone until they put money on the table? and you can never talk to a real live flesh and blood person. Just about the time you think it can't get any more insane it does.

Asked by powerteams1 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Fire fox keeps crashing on bootup

Firefox keeps crashing, when I boot it up a prompt appears for half a second asking if I'd like to go to safe mode, but the prompt window instantly closes after half a se… (read more)

Firefox keeps crashing, when I boot it up a prompt appears for half a second asking if I'd like to go to safe mode, but the prompt window instantly closes after half a second. I have tried refreshing the app, uninstalling, and reinstalling, and nothing seems to work. The app was working a day before this. How can I get it to work properly again? It is worth noting that I had to ask my parents to allow my computer to use firefox the day before all this happened, but after that, it worked fine. Only now there are crashes every time.

Asked by famarquesarchilla 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Mouse-over text hidden by large Windows mouse pointer

Can I move the hovertext out from under my large Windows mouse pointer so I can read the hidden first word of the text? Moving it up above the point instead of below the… (read more)

Can I move the hovertext out from under my large Windows mouse pointer so I can read the hidden first word of the text? Moving it up above the point instead of below the point would be great. Is there an about: that will do that?

Asked by bfrg1513 1 day ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 day ago

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search engine bar in middle of home page can be selected, but won't accept typing, which defaults to the menubar at top of page

Suddenly I can't type into the search engine bar which is mid page on my home page. I can select it, but it stays blank and anything I type appears at top of the page in … (read more)

Suddenly I can't type into the search engine bar which is mid page on my home page.

I can select it, but it stays blank and anything I type appears at top of the page in the address bar. This happens with any browser I use on my home page (have tested with Google, Duck Go Go, and a few others; same thing happens.

I'd like to get back functionality on that search engine bar mid page.

I'm operating in Windows 10, with the latest Firefox upgrade installed.

Thank you !

Asked by srodetis 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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Primary password reset on 90.0.2 goes intoo a loop

When I try to reset the primary password, I can get a new password - the only problem is that this new password is not accepted when I try set a new login into a web site… (read more)

When I try to reset the primary password, I can get a new password - the only problem is that this new password is not accepted when I try set a new login into a web site. It looks like there are two different passwords: one for "Firefox Accounts" and one for "Firefox Logins". How to reset the latter one when they differ. There is a kind of deadly embrace! Not to forget that the access to the support can be on the same email address with a totally different password.

Is a start from scratch with a completely new profile a possible solution?

Asked by phil.vrst 3 days ago

Answered by phil.vrst 2 days ago

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Open a new tab to the right of the current tab via the Plus button. Built-in solution without extensions? Possible?

I would like to do this without extensions. Is there a built-in way to do this? Currently I have to use an extension for this ("Open Tabs Next to Current"), but I have re… (read more)

I would like to do this without extensions. Is there a built-in way to do this? Currently I have to use an extension for this ("Open Tabs Next to Current"), but I have read some hints on this forum, where they said that you do not need extensions for this anymore, and you can do this only through about:config. But how??? Screenshot below:

Asked by inyazserg 2 days ago

Answered by inyazserg 1 day ago

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Can't access old history

I have a laptop that I used from 2012 to 2015, and sometimes I start it up in order to check my Firefox history and find some URL that I visited once. Today when I tried … (read more)

I have a laptop that I used from 2012 to 2015, and sometimes I start it up in order to check my Firefox history and find some URL that I visited once. Today when I tried that, I couldn't get the history. Ctrl+Shift+H didn't work, and when I hit the History menu, the option "Show All History" was gray. What should I do?

I opened the profile folder and saw that there's a big file called places.sqlite, which I think is the history file.

I did set up Sync once, though it didn't seem to do anything -- the history was still what it was when i stopped using that laptop. But I notice today that if I start to type in the address bar a URL that I have used recently on my present laptop, then it suggests the whole URL. In other words, it knows what I've been doing recently on my present laptop.

Asked by Eric_Kvaalen 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Firefox deleted all my data (this includes bookmarks, browsing history and everything you can think of)

This morning my firefox opened normally and nothing was out of the ordinary. Later today I turned on my laptop again and when I opened firefox it asked me to make a "prof… (read more)

This morning my firefox opened normally and nothing was out of the ordinary. Later today I turned on my laptop again and when I opened firefox it asked me to make a "profile". I thought that maybe firefox had updated and was now using profiles or something, so I choose to "create new profile" and just left it at its default name. Upon opening I noticed that all my data was gone...

Asked by muhavaux33 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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i cant find screens shoot tools ?

in the past screen shoot add was appear when " Right-click on an empty part of the page and select Take Screenshot " but since the last update i cant found it ! i tried t… (read more)

in the past screen shoot add was appear when " Right-click on an empty part of the page and select Take Screenshot " but since the last update i cant found it ! i tried to do what is written in this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/take-screenshots-firefox but i think its not work now

Asked by mjd7410 5 days ago

Answered by TerryN21 5 days ago