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Default Search Engine Reverts Back to Google

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts… (read more)

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts back to Google. I've tried this a few times but it always goes back. I've looked for a cookie that might be being deleted, but there are none on my machine (that I can see).

I'm running Firefox 72.0.2 on a Mac with Catalina 10.15.2 and also have Firefox apps on an iPhone and iPad.

Can anyone shed any light? Thanks in advance

Asked by stuart22 1 year ago

Answered by stuart22 1 year ago

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Why are my bookmarks frozen?

I haven't been able to delete or add to my bookmarks in years! Despite upgrading my MacBook to the latest ios and updating Firefox to the latest version. I've lived with … (read more)

I haven't been able to delete or add to my bookmarks in years! Despite upgrading my MacBook to the latest ios and updating Firefox to the latest version. I've lived with it until now and just haven't used bookmarks in ages, but I want to start using them again. I can't change any bookmarks, in the menu or the toolbar. None of the bookmark buttons or shortcuts work. How can I fix this?

Asked by happycat79 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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need to get rid of search marquis

I had this problem with Safari & Chrome but I was able to fix it. I cannot get rid of "search manager." I have looked into all the items listed that I can find but ev… (read more)

I had this problem with Safari & Chrome but I was able to fix it. I cannot get rid of "search manager." I have looked into all the items listed that I can find but every time I sign onto Firefox, I'm directed to search manager. I just open a new tab. It is NOT listed as one of the search engines. How can I get rid of it? My home page is a blank page.

Asked by sstrad53 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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need DRM update

cannot watch Netflix, message states firefox is installing components, check later. By add-ons is states Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will … (read more)

cannot watch Netflix, message states firefox is installing components, check later. By add-ons is states Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly, yet I am waiting. what can i do?

Asked by teutonictitan1009 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Why does Firfox speed test show about half the speed of Brave on DSLReports Speed Test?

This is just a question. I have disabled the extension on Firefox, got the latest version. I have heard it's the fastest browser. I don't really care about speed, except … (read more)

This is just a question. I have disabled the extension on Firefox, got the latest version. I have heard it's the fastest browser. I don't really care about speed, except to detect network problems on my fiber connection. I have been showing 930Mb/sec speeds for years. When I tried Firefox by curiosity, it shows 480. I am curious why that might be?

Asked by paris_slim 2 years ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 years ago

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Is there a way to search pages for multiple terms? Word A or Word B or Word G or...

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search. If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to se… (read more)

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search.

If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to search multiple pages, it's a lot of extra typing.

If other people have asked this same question since 57, well, support.mozilla.org does not have a working search function. Apparently Findbar Tweaks provided this function up through 56. But searching "Findbar" in addons.mozilla.org yields every other kind of bar, but nothing involving the findbar, because, well, addons.mozilla.org does not have a working search function, because it stems and defaults to OR searches.

Multi-Keywords Highlighter can highlight these results, but can't help me navigate to each one.

Willing to consider another browser, but must be able to block flashing, block animation, and block blinking cursors, due to neuro issues.

Asked by MarjaE 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sync don't end

Hello. I've created a new profile and logined to Sync. Then the sync have start but it can't end. It shows that it's in progress about a hour. I've tried to restart Firef… (read more)

Hello. I've created a new profile and logined to Sync. Then the sync have start but it can't end. It shows that it's in progress about a hour. I've tried to restart Firefox, restart system with no effect. The log file from about:sync-log is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/els9dffijyeshuw/error-sync-1580143890286.txt.txt?dl=0

Asked by chudovische.nss 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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New profile every time.

I'm currently using macOS 10.14, had been using macOS 10.12. I'm currently on Firefox 72.0.1, but I think the problems described below go back to version 69 or so. It see… (read more)

I'm currently using macOS 10.14, had been using macOS 10.12. I'm currently on Firefox 72.0.1, but I think the problems described below go back to version 69 or so.

It seems like anything I do with Firefox means that it creates a new profile and I have to set my old profile as the default, launch in a new browser, and delete the new profile. By "anything" I mean: restarting the computer; logging out and back in; updating Firefox; quitting and relaunching Firefox. The last one doesn't always happen--sometimes I close Firefox, relaunch it, and everything is fine. Sometimes I close Firefox, relaunch it, and it's created a new profile and I have to go through the little dance setting it back to the old profile and deleting the new one. Actions like restarting the computer and logging out usually mean that the icon on the dock has been replaced by a question mark and I have to drag Firefox back down to the dock to get it down there again. This is tedious and annoying, so I'd really like to figure out how to just get Firefox to keep using the same profile unless I change it for some reason. Any suggestions?

Asked by aspidoscelis 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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For the past week, Ghostery is grey and not active. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but nothing happens. Please offer suggestion to get Ghostery active.

Since Ghostery isn't active, many sites are very choppy, my computer has slowed down and now takes forever, pages are not stable and go back to early pages. I really wan… (read more)

Since Ghostery isn't active, many sites are very choppy, my computer has slowed down and now takes forever, pages are not stable and go back to early pages. I really want Ghostery available. I would appreciate recommendations for making Ghostery active. Thank you.

Asked by cmacc 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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I'll quit firefox if it keeps shoving yahoo in my face.

Every day I search for something or other and discover mid-search that I'm using that loathsome stupid brain dead Yahoo search engine. I keep trying to set my preferences… (read more)

Every day I search for something or other and discover mid-search that I'm using that loathsome stupid brain dead Yahoo search engine. I keep trying to set my preferences and they keep reverting. Don't give me a long complicated procedure to fix the problem, fix it yourself. Get rid of Yahoo or get rid of me. I'll start using Chrome or Safari or Opera. Lots of competition. Incompetence doesn't last long. Goodbye stupid Firefox.

Asked by stu.ducklow 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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some links lead to a blank page

some links lead to a blank page I have found no specific pattern for this, just happens frequently with firefox. I dont have any add-ons that are cause=ing it either, i'v… (read more)

some links lead to a blank page I have found no specific pattern for this, just happens frequently with firefox. I dont have any add-ons that are cause=ing it either, i've checked.ivealso tried 'forget about this site' and refreshed, and clicking the sheid and choosing enhanced track protection off. any help is appreciated!

Asked by coatli 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I am blocked from accessing Facebook.

I get this rubbish: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.facebook.com because this web site … (read more)

I get this rubbish: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.facebook.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.facebook.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by chris52 2 years ago

Last reply by Fergus_Magus 1 year ago

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integrate elmedia

hello i have downloaded elmedia pro( and paid for it) Integration instructions are click "integrate elmedia" move logo to toolbar.I have tried both tool bars.The bookmark… (read more)

hello i have downloaded elmedia pro( and paid for it) Integration instructions are click "integrate elmedia" move logo to toolbar.I have tried both tool bars.The bookmarks toolbar only displays the name but does not activate on a clip.The top (home) toolbar will not accept the logo.how do i integrate it please

Asked by jeremyknight1 1 year ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 year ago

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often all text in menu items is missing so menus appear to disappear

Most of the time but not all of the time Firefox appears to be missing all menus, but it seems that it has actually just nulled all the strings. The image shows the probl… (read more)

Most of the time but not all of the time Firefox appears to be missing all menus, but it seems that it has actually just nulled all the strings. The image shows the problem. This seems to be the case 100% if I click a link from email. Starting a new window does show the menu. I've tried the reset menu procedures I have found with no effect.

This is MacOS Catalina. I don't recall this happening prior to upgrading to Catalina.

Asked by george.moberly 1 year ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 year ago

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Why does New York Times open in Facebook Container?

When I load the New York Times website, it opens automatically in the Facebook container. I have cleared all history and restarted the browser and then opened only the Ne… (read more)

When I load the New York Times website, it opens automatically in the Facebook container. I have cleared all history and restarted the browser and then opened only the New York Times -- no other tabs/sites -- and it still opens in Facebook Container. Does anyone know why that happens and/or how to stop it from happening? The whole point of Facebook Container is to isolate it from everything else you're doing so it can't track all your other business. What you're reading in the NYT is a lot of business for Facebook to be tracking...

Asked by jumblemails 1 year ago

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CNET not working in my FF. Cannot login, or comment.

I am using FF 72.0.2 (64-bit) on an iMac running: macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). My iMac is a mid 2011 machine w 20GB of RAM with an internal 1TB SSD. CNET runs with the … (read more)

I am using FF 72.0.2 (64-bit) on an iMac running: macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). My iMac is a mid 2011 machine w 20GB of RAM with an internal 1TB SSD.

CNET runs with the Disqus commenting engine I believe. But the menus and such don't load properly, I cannot run searches, or login, and when I press the comments button at the end of an article, I never get the window panel on the right hand side of the page. I tried clearing my cache, removing all downloaded files, and no change in behavior.

Asked by ScottyD7604 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Sites do not display properly (Amazon). Why?

Image of the product, along with options for it (i.e. description, price, quantity, etc), do not display where they normally would (see screen shot). Essentially an entir… (read more)

Image of the product, along with options for it (i.e. description, price, quantity, etc), do not display where they normally would (see screen shot). Essentially an entire section at the top of the product page is missing. You can also see in the screen shot that in the right pane, where a list of items in my Amazon shopping cart should be, is also empty. Works fine in Private Browsing mode. Also works fine in Chrome and Safari. I don't have any add-ons installed. Cookies and history have been cleared.

This is a brand new FF installation on a brand new Mac book Pro. Trying desperately to switch from Chrome to FF, but seems Mozilla doesn't want me.

Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by AVK 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago