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Can't add Google's search engine from the address bar

I open Firefox, enter www.google.co.uk into the address bar, Google UK opens. I now click on the 3 horizontal dots at the right of the URL, no "Add search engine" option… (read more)

I open Firefox, enter www.google.co.uk into the address bar, Google UK opens. I now click on the 3 horizontal dots at the right of the URL, no "Add search engine" option appears, if I open YouTube the option appears.

I am following the procedure shown here: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-or-remove-search-engine-firefox

This is a brand new installation of Windows 10 1903 64 bit on a new laptop.

Asked by technomad 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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My Firefox browser has been 'taken over' by 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch'... How did this happen and how di I get rid of it?

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' i… (read more)

My Firefox now 'defaults' to 'https://goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net/v1/hostedsearch?aid=5329&data=aWlkPTIwJnVpZD01MDUyMDI2Ng==&keyword'. The 'response' is always 'nothing here'. The only way I can search now is Safari...not my favourite! How did this happen? How can I fix it? Thanks! Charley

Asked by coachcharley 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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When I sign in to sync I lose most of my saved passwords

Since the end of August I have been fighting with Sync. I did a Firefox update on one of my laptops and it seems to have erased my saved logins. Since I have several comp… (read more)

Since the end of August I have been fighting with Sync. I did a Firefox update on one of my laptops and it seems to have erased my saved logins. Since I have several computers it proceeded to sync the lack of passwords with all my other machines. I do have saved profile info from before the problem and so I pasted the profile info into the "new" firefox profile and all my passwords come back until it reconnects to sync and erases them back to where I started. I'm assuming that one of the machines I have is causing this. I've got 9 machines on the same sync. Any advice to help solve this would be appreciated. My bookmarks are fine and the usernames seem to be good. It's just the passwords. I saw a thread about AVG causing some problems but none of my machines are using AVG.

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Automatically stop "A web page is slowing down your browser"

I don't care [to take the time to find out] what's causing it; I just want to stop it. I always click "Stop it". Now I just want to avoid ever seeing it, or it would be o… (read more)

I don't care [to take the time to find out] what's causing it; I just want to stop it. I always click "Stop it". Now I just want to avoid ever seeing it, or it would be ok to see the message for a second or so but then have FF click "Stop it".

Thank you

Asked by ral 2 years ago

Last reply by Parks406 1 year ago

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How watch Netflix in the new version 69.0 of Firefox?

After installing the new version 69.0 of Firefox for ARM64 (KHADAS) I didn't find anymore the option for enabling DRM in the preferences. How I configure this new Firefox… (read more)

After installing the new version 69.0 of Firefox for ARM64 (KHADAS) I didn't find anymore the option for enabling DRM in the preferences. How I configure this new Firefox for allowing videos with digital rights?

Asked by keglevich 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Every time I open firefox it asks me to sign in to my profile. When I do, I have lost all of my bookmarks etc.

I then go into about:profiles and have to delete multiple profiles that have appeared and set my original one to default, which works fine and i have all my bookmarks bac… (read more)

I then go into about:profiles and have to delete multiple profiles that have appeared and set my original one to default, which works fine and i have all my bookmarks back. However as soon as I switch my macbook off and on again, I am back to square one and have to delete old profiles and set my old one to default. This is incredibly frustrating.

Asked by douglasfleming6 2 years ago

Last reply by deboissezon.ortho 1 year ago

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Browser is removing Twitter links, videos in news stories on many web sites

Pages I visit on a regular basis, and have for many years, are now "disappearing" Twitter links, videos and other hyperlinks. This began in the last few days, Examples in… (read more)

Pages I visit on a regular basis, and have for many years, are now "disappearing" Twitter links, videos and other hyperlinks. This began in the last few days, Examples include Weasel Zippers, Twitchy, etc. When the pages first load, the entire content is there, but it vanishes very quickly, and I cannot acess what appear to be essential details in each of the stories. What is going on, please?

Asked by stonecutter.az 2 years ago

Last reply by annette8 1 year ago

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INACTIVE TAB PROBLEM

Why did my inactive tab automatically move and open a new Firebox browser window simultaneously when I clicked my inactive tab from my active tab in my original Firebox b… (read more)

Why did my inactive tab automatically move and open a new Firebox browser window simultaneously when I clicked my inactive tab from my active tab in my original Firebox browse window? In fact, I prefer to see only 1 instead of 2 Firebox browser window. There is no reason for me to move my inactive tab from my new Firebox browser window to my original Firebox browser window manually.

Asked by Mihael J. Benson 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Locked out of my account

I'm getting a message that says "Sorry we've locked your account" because I didn't hit the email verification link but I never received it. Is there any way to request a … (read more)

I'm getting a message that says "Sorry we've locked your account" because I didn't hit the email verification link but I never received it. Is there any way to request a new one?

Asked by Kyle Albanese 2 years ago

Last reply by m.mouse313 1 year ago

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Can't pin sites to the taskbar

I used to be able to pin a page to the taskbar either by right clicking the Firefox icon and selecting the open/recent urls or by dragging the url to the icon. Now neithe… (read more)

I used to be able to pin a page to the taskbar either by right clicking the Firefox icon and selecting the open/recent urls or by dragging the url to the icon. Now neither method works. I don't even see recent urls anymore. I can't find a setting to manage this.

Asked by imbillcox 2 years ago

Last reply by Mary 1 year ago

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Disabling Autoplay: Why is this such a dismal failure?

First of all, there are so many articles on this site and others that don't update reflecting the huge changes recently in Autoplay options. So many settings from the pa… (read more)

First of all, there are so many articles on this site and others that don't update reflecting the huge changes recently in Autoplay options. So many settings from the past don't work or aren't even there anymore. Why are these pages not updated? Who even uses old version of this browser? 99% of the info online is irrelevant because of this sloppiness. Just go to Yahoo.com and see if anything works. Good luck with that. I did find one extension that did work (so far): Disable HTML5 Autoplay But we shouldn't need an extension to do something so basic, so intrinsic to web browsing. We all know distractions impeded our ability to get things done and cost billions every day as people's productivity sharply drops. There is nothing more distracting than a video! So its the number one thing to control. As long as you're over about 4 years old of course. Under that and we're fascinated by unfamiliar shiny objects.

So I'm curious about all the autoplay options I have in about:config and if any of these settings matter anymore, now that I have an extension that does what Firefox seems incapable of doing. When I search for autoplay, this is what I get, sorted alphabetically. I noticed that some are in bold. Why is that? And why is Mozilla so out of touch with us that they can't explain what each of these things actually does? I wonder if they even know. You should be able to hover your mouse cursor over an item and a popup should tell you what it does. Is that so difficult? Guess so.

true dom.media.autoplay.autoplay-policy-api true extensions.webextensions.ExtensionStorageIDB.migrated.disable-html5-autoplay@afnankhan false media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages true media.autoplay.block-event.enabled true media.autoplay.block-webaudio 1 media.autoplay.default false media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed true media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground false services.sync.prefs.sync.media.autoplay.default

Asked by moz2u 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Using update 69.0.2, where did my bookmarks go?

The backup files don't even exist. The html file is gone from the HD of the computer. Launched firefox the other day and the bookmarks were just gone. Everything was rese… (read more)

The backup files don't even exist. The html file is gone from the HD of the computer. Launched firefox the other day and the bookmarks were just gone. Everything was reset-homepage, add ons, etc. I have tried all of the recommended fixes listed in the lost bookmarks questions and none solve my issues.

Asked by nerissa.borgen 2 years ago

Last reply by bcparadine 1 year ago

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Hello, How to keep only certain cookies and delete all other history/browsing content when Firefox is closed? Thanks

I cannot figure out how to keep only certain chosen cookies and delete all others, plus delete the cache and all history upon closing Firefox. Can this be done without us… (read more)

I cannot figure out how to keep only certain chosen cookies and delete all others, plus delete the cache and all history upon closing Firefox. Can this be done without using an add-on? Thanks

Asked by DrinksWithTheFlies 2 years ago

Last reply by MichaelJonas 1 year ago

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When editing Google Docs the tab crashes after entering some characters. Safe Mode helps, but I cannot fix the issue without using Safe Mode

I am using Windows 10 Pro 1903, Firefox 69.0.3 (64-bit) When I edit a document in Google Docs after entering some characters the tab crashes. If I stay on the same tab it… (read more)

I am using Windows 10 Pro 1903, Firefox 69.0.3 (64-bit)

When I edit a document in Google Docs after entering some characters the tab crashes. If I stay on the same tab it stops to respond and after a few seconds it works again and all the characters I have entered appear. if i change to another tab and then back to the Google Docs tab then some round "reload" icon is shown, tab reloads and all is back to normal. When I change to about:performance when the Google Doc tab is hanging then it does not show up there anymore. After it is reloaded like 10 seconds later it appears again in about:performance.

When I start Firefox in Safe Mode then everything works fine and I cannot reproduce the issue. I then tried to narrow down the issue by disabling Hardware Acceleration, disabling all the extensions, plugins and making sure default theme is being used. But the issue was still there when I did not use Safe Mode.

I then created a new profile and after that did not help, I uninstalled Firefox, deleted the program files folder manually, reinstalled but the issue is still there. I also deleted all the Firefox System Add-Ons but still no success.

The issue happens with my normal Firefox in Private Mode, too.

How can I troubleshoot this further? What does Safe Mode do in addition to the things I have mentioned above?

Asked by Martin 2 years ago

Last reply by 100.percent.texan 1 year ago

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No sound. Other browsers play normally.

Suddenly firefox stopped to play sounds in pages like Youtube. All the rest browsers work normally. I have tried all the sugestions but without having a result. I tried t… (read more)

Suddenly firefox stopped to play sounds in pages like Youtube. All the rest browsers work normally. I have tried all the sugestions but without having a result. I tried to re-install the firefox but the problem exists.

Asked by dt16232 2 years ago

Last reply by BeerDude 1 year ago

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How to share the tabs across all open windows?

Hi, I work in GNU/Linux + Gnome with several tabs (around 100). They have different context (research, personal, related to a course, and work; are some examples). I use … (read more)

Hi, I work in GNU/Linux + Gnome with several tabs (around 100). They have different context (research, personal, related to a course, and work; are some examples). I use several windows with several tabs each. I would like to have one group per window, to be able to close a window and not losing the tabs it had, (to close all the windows and be able to reopen them).

I cannot find a way to organize my tabs in such a way that windows don't isolate their tabs. There are plenty of add-ons to group tabs. But all of them end up hiding/unhiding the tabs of only the current window.

It looks that the underlying architecture is this: OS has Firefox. Firefox has Windows. Windows have tabs. Tabs are manageable only in the window they belong to.

Therefore, every window is only aware of its own group of tabs.

What I am looking for is a different approach, or at least the illusion of it: OS has Firefox Firefox has Tabs. Tabs are manageable, from any instance of a window.

Therefore, the window is only a viewer that is aware of all the tabs.

The plug-ins: Panorama Tab Group, Simple Tab Groups, and similar work a bit, but if I open a new window, and do some browsing, the old window does not know anything in the new window.

Is there a setting/plugin that can solve this problem? maybe I am missing some setting or I just don't know how to use the plugins... Thanks for your time. Best

Asked by p4r2k 2 years ago

Last reply by jane aaron 1 year ago

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I keep getting logged out of websites everytime I restart my computer.

Everytime i start firefox after starting my computer I am logged out of all websites, for example youtube and netflix. I have tried every solution I oculd find online but… (read more)

Everytime i start firefox after starting my computer I am logged out of all websites, for example youtube and netflix. I have tried every solution I oculd find online but none of them helps. I have cookies enabled and everything, but nothing works. This is why I keep having to download chrome, and its getting very annoying. It does remember me if I just restart the browser tho.

Asked by kevindenartonde 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago