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Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 5 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 5 months ago

Websites don't work with FireFox but do with other browsers

I've written about this before and never got a working answer. I have to use Chrome or internet explorer for some work because FireFox won't open the sites. This problem … (read more)

I've written about this before and never got a working answer. I have to use Chrome or internet explorer for some work because FireFox won't open the sites. This problem hasn't been fixed by I clearing cache and cookies as recommended back when I first asked a year or so ago.

Now the latest website I haven't been able to use is the Post office! USPS.com -- If I try to track a mail piece using my tracking number the site can't bring it up. The site tries for long time then tells me to try later. When I try with another browser such as Chrome, the result is there within a couple of seconds. It looks like I'm going to have to leave FireFox which I hate as I've used it so long - over ten years at least.

Version 121 Windows 10

Asked by rkclaw 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

Always ask you where to save files is broken and uselesss

Despite reading almost 100 questions about this exact issue asked for years, there still seems to be no answer, and no fix to get this function to work properly. Checkin… (read more)

Despite reading almost 100 questions about this exact issue asked for years, there still seems to be no answer, and no fix to get this function to work properly.

Checking the box should completely remove the drop box for location, and the entire point is that it should ask you where to save every file,instead of defaulting.

Asked by chadwitk 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox could not download the search plugin from amazon.co.uk

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with Firefox could not download the search plugin f… (read more)

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

another post suggested checking the about:config browser.search.region mine says "GB" which would be correct for .co.uk

All other search plugins work fine. Any suggestions?

Asked by JackDinn 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

recently bookmarked (would like to toggle OFF)

My laptop is often "borrowed"; access to my "recently bookmarked" items can (occasionally) be inappropriate. I am surprised that there is not a 'easy to access' method to… (read more)

My laptop is often "borrowed"; access to my "recently bookmarked" items can (occasionally) be inappropriate. I am surprised that there is not a 'easy to access' method to toggle it OFF (!?) I found the below describing how to does this. HOWEVER, I do not find the key (showRecentlyBookmarked).

SUGGESTIONS ?

using: Windows 10 Home 22H2 build 19045.3930


Directly Edit a Preference The menu item switches a hidden preference from true to false, and you can do that directly as follows: (A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful. (B) In the search box above the list, type or paste book and pause while the list is filtered (C) Double-click the browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked preference to switch the value from true to false

Asked by Mark Kubicki 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Cannot turn off "Switch to this tab" notification.

So I enabled push notifications for Google Calendar. Every time there's a notification, Google Calendar ask if I want to enable "Switch to this tab" for their notificatio… (read more)

So I enabled push notifications for Google Calendar. Every time there's a notification, Google Calendar ask if I want to enable "Switch to this tab" for their notifications. I accidentally turned it on, then I managed to turn it off. Except it now keep asking me if I want to enable it.

Looking at the settings, the only two options available are "Always ask" and "Yes", with no way of just saying no... why?

Asked by R4d6 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Printing with printer or to PDF

This problem occurs on My wife's and my machines. My wife has a printer. I do not. When we try to print the preview shows only a few lines or at best a half page. Even … (read more)

This problem occurs on My wife's and my machines. My wife has a printer. I do not. When we try to print the preview shows only a few lines or at best a half page. Even if we want to print multiple pages that's all that shows up. We have "print all" as the default setting. The problem started about a month ago. I think it has something to do with the newer versions of Firefox.

Asked by Ira Sorkin 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Turn off translator popup but keep option to translate

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly tra… (read more)

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly translate a page in the address bar without having the popup jump in my face each time I open a new tab, forcing me to click it to make it go away? This would be a nice option but an extremely distracting presentation. thanks.

Asked by nopinkdragons 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

FF 121.0.1-64bit doesn't work right on multiple popular sites

I started with Netscape, lived through Mozilla and then been FF ever since. I love it. But increasingly, I am running into problems with using features in many websites. … (read more)

I started with Netscape, lived through Mozilla and then been FF ever since. I love it. But increasingly, I am running into problems with using features in many websites.

For instance with Cigna Health, you can't reset your pw and open certain other links. Cigna Support has a simple solution which has always solved my problem: use Chrome or Edge.

B&H Photo Video mostly works but for instance if you are looking at the pictures associated with a product review and try to enlarge them, FF won't do it. Chrome and Edge do it.

I am finding more and more websites that have these glitches. It's almost as if some website designers are not paying any attention to compatibility of their product with FF.

Am I missing something in the config of FF or are these issues real and likely to get worse over time? I am very worried that if it continues that I will get a message like "Many features on this website are not compatible with FireFox."

I am not a programmer but if there is anything I can do to help, I am glad to do so.

sfoAlan

Asked by alan225 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Unbearably slow on several forum pages and someone's blogger page (taking minutes to load)

Hi, I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. An… (read more)

Hi,

I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. Anyone have any idea what is wrong?

The blogger page is here: https://u-blox-ninaw-platformio.blogspot.com/2022/03/u-blox-nina-w-e-platformio-arduino.html

Here are a few forums that take minutes to load, I think they use the same engine as I see the same colorful loading animation: https://community.platformio.org/t/error-please-specify-upload-port/26218 https://forum.manjaro.org/

Does anyone have any idea what is happening or what I should do to alert the development team? Are these sites using technology not implemented in Firefox?

Best Regards,

Kevin

Asked by kevin249 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox new design - Poor

Firefox changed the design on tabs and other features some time back. The whole user experience has been worse since the UX design was changed. For example, it's impossib… (read more)

Firefox changed the design on tabs and other features some time back. The whole user experience has been worse since the UX design was changed. For example, it's impossible to find out without going through tab after tab, which one is active and playing. I wish there was an option to reverse back to the old design.

Asked by none 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Drop down box will not allow me to make a selection.

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, b… (read more)

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, but when I select it the drop down box does not populate. I then get a message to select the OS. This works with Microsoft Edge.

Asked by Bill 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Firefox is very slow!

I have a very fast internet connection, 200 mbps and everything else on both my laptop and my mobile phone are working fine but Firefox is very slow. Pages load ok but vi… (read more)

I have a very fast internet connection, 200 mbps and everything else on both my laptop and my mobile phone are working fine but Firefox is very slow. Pages load ok but videos will play for a short time and then freeze never to continue and downloads are painfully slow, 2 to 4 mbps. Edge and Chrome download normally and videos play with no issue. I need this fixed or Firefox is going bye bye!

Asked by Ray Dunne 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Scrolling/flickering issue

Hi! I'm having an issue where everything on the browser flickers whenever i'm scrolling.., i've tried to search for some help on the issue but im stuck.., can someone p… (read more)

Hi!

I'm having an issue where everything on the browser flickers whenever i'm scrolling.., i've tried to search for some help on the issue but im stuck.., can someone please help with this.

Asked by haka0043 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Deleted Search History and Passwords

Hi, After restarting my MacBook today, it seems like Firefox has been updated. When I signed in to my account, all of my passwords as well as my search history and perso… (read more)

Hi,

After restarting my MacBook today, it seems like Firefox has been updated. When I signed in to my account, all of my passwords as well as my search history and personal customization have been deleted.

This is a very unfortunate situation. Please advise on how this can be restored.


Kind regards, Oskar

Asked by Oskar 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Signed back in to the browser and all my bookmarks, passwords, etc. are gone

I had to sign out of the browser and when i signed back in (like i have many times before) all my bookmarks and passwords were gone. not sure how to contact Firefox IT bu… (read more)

I had to sign out of the browser and when i signed back in (like i have many times before) all my bookmarks and passwords were gone. not sure how to contact Firefox IT but can someone please help me with this?

Thanks

Asked by Luna 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox flatpack

i am seeing the flatpack of firefox trying to roll back my install. but when i perform the download i get this. Aborted due to failure (Error pulling from repo: GPG ver… (read more)

i am seeing the flatpack of firefox trying to roll back my install. but when i perform the download i get this.

Aborted due to failure (Error pulling from repo: GPG verification enabled, but no signatures found (use gpg-verify=false in remote config to disable))

Asked by orannis4 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Can get to craigslist and other sites. No more option in Firefox to accept security risk.

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missi… (read more)

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missing. Clicking on "Advance" only displays a dropdown with an SSL error.

While I appreciate browsers prioritizing security, there should be an owner override. After all, I own my PC, and I should have the freedom to make choices, even if it means accepting potential security risks.

Did Firefox change this override option, or do we need to switch to another browser if we encounter this issue?

Asked by Terra Civis 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago