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how to remove the "how to set your home page" tab that opens every time

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and resta… (read more)

I use google as my default firefox home page on my HP laptop. recently a second tab opens at the same time. "how to set the home page" --I've tried closing it and restarting the laptop, but it continues to pop up every time I open firefox as a 2nd tab. I am/was happy with my homepage opening to google. How can I get rid of this second tab. thanks

Asked by mmzz02468 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Missing Window?

Hey there, I had two windows in firefox open, one of which had a lot of tabs. I was using firefox on my surface pro, and then got up to get a snack. I came back, and the … (read more)

Hey there, I had two windows in firefox open, one of which had a lot of tabs. I was using firefox on my surface pro, and then got up to get a snack. I came back, and the window, which I had been using for some time, was gone. The other window was still open, and firefox had not been closed. I thought I would just open it up by restoring recently closed window, but it was gone. I routinely clear my history, but even tabs that I just had open 5 minutes ago are missing from my history, like I never opened them in the first place. What is going on?

Asked by Carina Elliott 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Web site not answering

I am trying to connect to a website but I keep getting error code 522. I've tried using Chrome and it connects to the website with no problem. I've checked my privacy s… (read more)

I am trying to connect to a website but I keep getting error code 522. I've tried using Chrome and it connects to the website with no problem. I've checked my privacy settings and I do not have that website blocked. What else can I check?

Asked by w5513 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Google ReCAPTCHA does not work

Hey, Google reCaptcha is not working for about 1 day, but no problem in Chrome browser. Does anyone else experience this? I use the latest firefox browser. reCaptcha de… (read more)

Hey,

Google reCaptcha is not working for about 1 day, but no problem in Chrome browser. Does anyone else experience this? I use the latest firefox browser.

reCaptcha demo: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo

Asked by jankec08 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago

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Can no longer login to webmail on firefox, but I can login using MS Edge.

I can no longer login to my webmail account using firefox, but I CAN login using MS Edge. I obtained a new ISP and set up a new email account. I was able to access the we… (read more)

I can no longer login to my webmail account using firefox, but I CAN login using MS Edge. I obtained a new ISP and set up a new email account. I was able to access the webmail account for about a month with Firefox. Then a few days a age, it just stopped: When entering valid credentials, the login page just refreshes (without errors) and doesn't continue to the webmail inbox any longer. So I thought I'd try a different browser and I used MS Edge. The valid credentials get me into the webmail inbox using Edge, but no longer works in Firefox. Any ideas what happened?

Asked by rg.powers 1 month ago

Answered by rg.powers 1 month ago

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Youtube Playback choppy / low frame rate in DEFAULT view only

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing) I am having an is… (read more)

Device: Surface Pro X SQ2 OS: Windows 11 Home for ARM (Up-to-date at time of writing) Firefox Version: 125.0.3 (AArch64 up-to-date at time of writing)

I am having an issue with Firefox and video playback, specifically on YouTube. When I play a video in default view mode, the playback is super choppy / low frame rate. When I change to theatre view or full screen, playback works perfectly.

I've tried incognito windows and troubleshooting mode with no improvement.

Microsoft Edge works fine.

Not sure where to go from here.

Asked by jconnmchugh 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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New computer problems

I purchased a new computer, was finally able to download Firefox. When I go to use it, frigging Microsoft BING come up. How do I fix it? Thank you for your help. Susan… (read more)

I purchased a new computer, was finally able to download Firefox. When I go to use it, frigging Microsoft BING come up. How do I fix it? Thank you for your help. Susan

p.s. I am at work, the new computer is at home., The version of Firefox was downloaded yesterday and the operating system is Windows 11

Asked by Susan Gatewood 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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captcha does nothing but spin the circle when trying to log into Disqus

I use Disqus daily. A few months ago it became necessary to disable the shield in the address line. Yesterday captcha quit working. I input my email and password and cl… (read more)

I use Disqus daily. A few months ago it became necessary to disable the shield in the address line. Yesterday captcha quit working. I input my email and password and click captcha and the circle starts spinning and never ends. This happens on all sites using Disqus.

 Is there any way to get Firefox to work with Disqus and Captcha?

Asked by miklkit 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox View Open Tabs is EMPTY!

Firefox View Open Tabs is my favorite feature. I (used to) use it daily, but now, even though I have NUMEROUS windows (over 40) and multiple tabs in many of those windows… (read more)

Firefox View Open Tabs is my favorite feature. I (used to) use it daily, but now, even though I have NUMEROUS windows (over 40) and multiple tabs in many of those windows, View Open Tabs is completely empty. I'd very much like to restore that 'index' without losing all those pages/tabs (it's my reading & ToDo list).


Sometime recently, I found it using gobs of CPU even though Javascript was (and still is) disabled, so I found the top CPU process and killed it. Instead of a single page going blank, Firefox crashed. Sometime after that I noticed that View Open Tabs was no longer populating. Maybe that contributed or instigated the dysfunction?

Asked by Mike Landis 1 month ago

Answered by Mike Landis 1 month ago

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Captcha partly loads, spins at tick box, does not time out.

Hi, I can't use Firefox because a captcha won't complete loading. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, cleared cache and disabled add ons. I am using a vpn (PIA). Chrom… (read more)

Hi, I can't use Firefox because a captcha won't complete loading. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, cleared cache and disabled add ons. I am using a vpn (PIA). Chrome and Edge both load and operate OK. Thanks in advance.

Captchas are an ongoing issue. Firefox seems to have a LOT more captchas than other browsers. Is there a problem between Mozilla and Google?

Asked by Brenton Roy 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Add eyedropper tool to toolbar

the built in eyedropper tool is the simplest and easiest solution to grabbing screen colors without granting file permission to 3rd party solutions for full funcionality.… (read more)

the built in eyedropper tool is the simplest and easiest solution to grabbing screen colors without granting file permission to 3rd party solutions for full funcionality. I have power-toys but I hate to see this tool needlessly depreciated. My workflow needs to sample many colors at a time making the menu navigation needless. PLEASE let there be a way to add it to the toolbar, I hope there is. Thanks for your time

Asked by bromraven 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Setting Startpage as search engine

What's the best way to set up Startpage private search in Firefox? Should I manually change the settings or install the extension? Also, it seems like Firefox could impro… (read more)

What's the best way to set up Startpage private search in Firefox? Should I manually change the settings or install the extension? Also, it seems like Firefox could improve the process for us.

Asked by gregcane90 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Startpage Search Engine

This problem exists ONLY on Firefox. I vary search engines, from DuckDuckGo to Presearch and Startpage depending on the search results I get. For no apparent reason I wi… (read more)

This problem exists ONLY on Firefox. I vary search engines, from DuckDuckGo to Presearch and Startpage depending on the search results I get.

For no apparent reason I will get a "suspended connection" message on Startpage while using the Firefox browser. I have included both the link and a screenshot of the problematic page. The page will open perfectly several times, and then suddenly, in the same session, if I open a new Startpage tab, this message will appear. While the suspended connection message is visible in Firefox / Startpage, I will try Startpage in Edge, Opera, Chrome and Midori, and they all open to the Starpage beautifully.

I am using the Firefox 125.0.3 browser, I have cleared caches and cookies, and run full malware scans, with zero negative results, and yet this problem persists. It is sporadic, and does not occur on a predictable basis. It occurs whether the Mozilla VPN is on or not, and switching from on to off or off to on changes nothing, even after refreshing the page.

I am assuming that this is a Firefox issue, as the problem does not occur on other browsers

I can easily switch browsers and / or search engines, but Firefox in conjuction with Startpage is my preferred combo. I just find it frustrating in that I cannot fix it myself.

So....Ehhhh...what's up doc?

https://www.startpage.com/sp/captcha-block#?bc=US&bi=QuadraNet&be=a2667ecaaf93ae9c091acfff4cebeacc&bds_t=1715638671T77bc1f599823650a2bba749db91bb9c806807a1edc0a34414bf50516dbe0e125&bds_s=dd88ea12048c4efdb6fb4d366c52ae8f&lui=english&cat=web&language=english&t=night&cmd=gen_page

Asked by EmJay Dubbya 1 month ago

Answered by EmJay Dubbya 1 month ago

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Reconnecting old device pollutes bookmarks with old bookmarks

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to c… (read more)

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to carefully connect two older PC devices back to firefox sync, however on one I managed to enable sync before disconnecting my profile (it seemed as if reconnecting sync temporarily was the only way to disconnect a profile from firefox's UI - I should have been more careful and removed the profile from the filesystem level): at which point I polluted the sync server.

I've noticed that `about:sync` has an option under bookmarks/engine actions 'wipe bookmarks', which sounds exactly what I need, and if I watch what happens once pressed it does the right thing and repopulates the sever with the 'correct' PC's bookmark set (when run from that PC), however it also says 'other devices will act like a reset', which i'm finding NOT to be the case: eventually one of my other device repollutes the server with bad bookmarks which propogate.

I'm thinking the culprits are my phones, If I wipe and do a sync on a phone, my phone's bookmarks stay polluted. If i'm right about that, I think my question is: can I wipe my profile (or preferably only my bookmarks) from my phones' Firefox without having to entirely uninstall/reinstall (or do you have any other advice for not re-polluting the server from some already-polluted device's bookmarks?

thanks in advance

Asked by tonywoode 1 month ago

Answered by tonywoode 4 weeks ago

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Yahoo Mail always opens at 170% zoom

Yahoo Mail always opens at 170% zoom. It opens normally in Microsoft Edge. All other windows open normally at 100% zoom. I can manually change it back to 100% but, tha… (read more)

Yahoo Mail always opens at 170% zoom. It opens normally in Microsoft Edge. All other windows open normally at 100% zoom. I can manually change it back to 100% but, that is annoying to have to do every time. How do I fix this?

Windows 11 Firefix 125.0.3

Thanks, Dan

Asked by Dan Smith 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Taking webpage screenshot from command line

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive. … (read more)

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive.

Asked by qwertikator 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Buttons don't always work.

Just in the last few weeks, "buttons" on web sites do not work in Firefox, but work fine in Chrome. Example: https://www.mealtrain.com/users/sign_in/ The sign-in butto… (read more)

Just in the last few weeks, "buttons" on web sites do not work in Firefox, but work fine in Chrome. Example: https://www.mealtrain.com/users/sign_in/ The sign-in button does nothing in Firefox, yet works fine in Chrome. V. 125.0.3, Windows 10.

Asked by mhdavisjr 1 month ago

Answered by mhdavisjr 1 month ago

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Firefox 125.0.3 block submit with Google Recaptcha

After updating Firefox to Firefox 125.0.3, Google ReCaptcha2 stopped working on my sites (I use the invisible version). Then I checked the version from the official websi… (read more)

After updating Firefox to Firefox 125.0.3, Google ReCaptcha2 stopped working on my sites (I use the invisible version). Then I checked the version from the official website and it doesn’t work either.

I read about self = this on stackoverflow, but this also does not help on my sites. After clicking, nothing happens, and there is an error in the console.

Has anyone encountered this?

The same behavior here https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo, an error is displayed and loading... loading... loading.

Error in console is like: UncaughtObject { stack: "z<@https://www.gstatic.com/recaptcha/releases/WQcDpAcHn0sjM6ZiVkU8JwNH/recaptcha__ru.js:470:201\nH<@https://www.gstatic.com/recaptcha/releases/WQcDpAcHn0sjM6ZiVkU8JwNH/recaptcha__ru.js:258:...

from https://www.gstatic.com/recaptcha/releases/WQcDpAcHn0sjM6ZiVkU8JwNH/recaptcha__ru.js line 448:1

Tested on absolutely clean Firefox without plugins, with security turned off, without cookies and account.

When i start browsing from Holland IP via VPN the problem are solving. In Chrome, Edge ReCaptcha2 working fine.

Asked by Федор 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago