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stop search suggestions

I reinstalled Firefox and made sure that I had unticked the data and history boxes, and declined the search suggestions. Nevertheless, the first attempt at entering a sea… (read more)

I reinstalled Firefox and made sure that I had unticked the data and history boxes, and declined the search suggestions. Nevertheless, the first attempt at entering a search immediately called up millions of the things. At Chrome, I have learned a sequence of eight clicks, whereby I can, for just that one search, avoid those hideous suggestions. If I could have a no-click option at Firefox, I would stay here. Otherwise, can you tell me how to uninst... no, I can first have another look in Windows settings. Looked through the C drive, but I recall now there is an "uninstall programs" facility in Windows. So, if you are able to tell me how to switch off the suggestions, I will stay at Fireofox. If not, I won't. I can remember a Google (or Chrome) person talking on TV, about 15 yrs ago, about this new thing they had (search suggestions) that everyone would love. Four or five seconds into his talk, I knew that I hated it, and have never moved a millimeter away from that position.

Asked by mishasibiryak 1 year ago

Answered by mishasibiryak 1 year ago

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Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers, I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic int… (read more)

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers,

I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic internet browser!

Having said that, I was shocked and dismayed at what I encountered today. I was doing some tests for screen-reader usability on a website, and I came across the following:

Image 1 (attached): Advertisement of Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Image 2 (attached): No Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox are Available

The Firefox team is advertising screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, which don't seem to exist. I don't think the recommendation here should be: take down the advertisement for the Firefox native screen-reader add-ons/link to them, these seem to be really important for accessibility, and the Firefox team seems to acknowledge this. :)

There is some other missing piece - maybe there are Screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, and they aren't being linked to? Maybe the wrong tag is being used? (The auto tag that is used in the link is "screen reader"). Maybe there aren't any, and this is an area that needs some additional attention?

Anyway, I just thought I should bring this to your attention as making our internet accessible to people living with blindness and loss of sight is extremely important.

Sincerely, Katie

Asked by kmcmi046 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox 101.0 is telling me I need a video codec but it does not say which one. How do I find out?

Firefox says I need a video codec to play a video (that is aparently somewhere on the page). It does NOT tell me what video, what video format, or what codec I need. H… (read more)

Firefox says I need a video codec to play a video (that is aparently somewhere on the page). It does NOT tell me what video, what video format, or what codec I need. How do I find out what codec I need?

Firefox version: 101.0 (64 bit) OS: Fedora 36

Asked by dkramber 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I made the size so small I can't read anything

I was attempting to reduce the size of the tab bar using about:config and I screwed up making everything so small I can't determine where the setting is to change it back… (read more)

I was attempting to reduce the size of the tab bar using about:config and I screwed up making everything so small I can't determine where the setting is to change it back. What can I do to get it back to normal, preferably without losing all my shortcuts?

Asked by Geoffrey Eargle 1 year ago

Answered by Geoffrey Eargle 1 year ago

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How to unbind Ctrl+K?

I was using Ctrl+K on some websites to do things like site-specific search, task bars, and so forth, but recently Firefox started capturing it for focusing on the search/… (read more)

I was using Ctrl+K on some websites to do things like site-specific search, task bars, and so forth, but recently Firefox started capturing it for focusing on the search/address bar (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_search).

Is there a way to unbind `Ctrl+K` in Firefox?

Asked by astrojuanlu 2 years ago

Answered by astrojuanlu 2 years ago

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Antivirus security addon

Hi guys. So, I have Avira free antivirus. Can I still install for example Norton web security addon for Firefox? Will there be any problems between my installed antivirus… (read more)

Hi guys. So, I have Avira free antivirus. Can I still install for example Norton web security addon for Firefox? Will there be any problems between my installed antivirus and the Norton addon? Sorry if this is a noob question, but there you go :) Any help would be appriciated. Thanks in advance for any reply.

Asked by aedir.20 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Customize shortcut boxes on homepage

The background on the homepage link shortcut boxes keeps reverting to black and text underneath to white on my off-white background when a new version loads. I've used C… (read more)

The background on the homepage link shortcut boxes keeps reverting to black and text underneath to white on my off-white background when a new version loads. I've used Colors to customize the look of my firefox but can't find any control for that. Once a new version kept the boxes white and the text black but now it's back to black again. Where is the control to fix this?

Asked by webmouse 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab

I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab. How to I change settings to open pdf on new tab and not … (read more)

I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab.

How to I change settings to open pdf on new tab and not the same tab?

Asked by TheBrandPortal 2 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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Font Size Changed in Config - Can't Change Back (MAC)

I was trying to change Firefox's font size to 2, (in about:config) but accidentally typed in 22. Now the screen is so zoomed in that I can't use the browser at all. It's … (read more)

I was trying to change Firefox's font size to 2, (in about:config) but accidentally typed in 22. Now the screen is so zoomed in that I can't use the browser at all. It's so close-up that the only thing it's able to display is the corner of the menu bar. If I try to access troubleshooting mode, I obviously can't, since it still will only show the corner of the page. Since it's the font that's the issue, and not an actual zoom option, trying command/control -/+/0 doesn't work either. I can't make the page wider, longer or pull it to the side to attempt to see other parts of the page, and I can't scroll down, up, sideways, anything. I feel like I've tried everything, and at this point I'm worried I'm going to have to make an entirely new Firefox account or something just because I mistyped one number, which I really don't want to have to do.

Feeling like a real idiot, please help me. Attached an image of what the page looks like whenever I open Firefox.

Asked by madygrif 1 year ago

Answered by madygrif 1 year ago

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Wrong buttons (apparently gamepad?) for video control in video players

See images. The buttons on video players don't look like play, pause, gear, etc. They look like gamepad buttons. But a gamepad is not connected to my PC and I haven't con… (read more)

See images. The buttons on video players don't look like play, pause, gear, etc. They look like gamepad buttons. But a gamepad is not connected to my PC and I haven't connected one in months. I have tested it with videos on invidious.snopyta.org and tagesschau.de.

Asked by user_15135680201 2 years ago

Answered by user_15135680201 2 years ago

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Options when right-clicking Firefox in Taskbar

When I right click Firefox in my taskbar I have a list of "recent" links show up. I have turned this off in about:config but they still show up. Any suggestions? … (read more)

When I right click Firefox in my taskbar I have a list of "recent" links show up. I have turned this off in about:config but they still show up. Any suggestions?

Asked by Doug Sheppard 2 years ago

Answered by Doug Sheppard 2 years ago

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Saving files instead of opening and saving in TEMP folder!

Before the recent 1-2 updates, pdfs,pictures and .torrent meta files used to get saved in temp folder which I LOVED very much. Recently these are getting save in my down… (read more)

Before the recent 1-2 updates, pdfs,pictures and .torrent meta files used to get saved in temp folder which I LOVED very much. Recently these are getting save in my download folder instead of saving in the temp folder.

I changed this setting to allows ask. Still the files are getting saved in the download folder after opening.

Please assist me to resolve this issue. Thanks.

Asked by senanindya21 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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ICS files

In the past, when ICS files were in a mail, I had been asked what to do, and could open them in OUTLOOK. This option has been apparently cancelled and it only asks where … (read more)

In the past, when ICS files were in a mail, I had been asked what to do, and could open them in OUTLOOK. This option has been apparently cancelled and it only asks where to save the file, without any option to open it directly. Furthermore, when I try to modify it in the "settings" and change it to "Always ask" I can't find no ICS files nor OUTLOOK SCHEDULE files. Please advice. Thanks

Asked by giorarytwo 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 2 years ago

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No PDF handling options in Firefox 99

Dear Madam or Sir, since updating to Firefox 99, we are unable to view PDF files in Firefox, because we are unable to select how to handle PDF files in the settings, cf.… (read more)

Dear Madam or Sir,

since updating to Firefox 99, we are unable to view PDF files in Firefox, because we are unable to select how to handle PDF files in the settings, cf. 1.PNG We don’t have any enterprise policies enabled except for disabling updates, cf. 2.PNG. We tried disabling hardware acceleration, but it did not help, cf. 3.PNG We tried safe mode and an empty user profile, both to no avail.

This problem seems to be irrespective of the user profile because when I roam my user profile to a machine with FF 93 ESR, there is no issue and I can view PDFs in the browser.

Is there any suggestion how to return the built-in PDF viewer?

Thank you very much in advance!

Best regards

Victor

Asked by mail1155 2 years ago

Answered by mail1155 2 years ago

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Downloaded files are being downloaded twice even when using Always Ask option for all file types.

I have always set my option for all download file types to "Always Ask" and now Firefox not only asks me where I want to save the downloaded file, but also downloads a co… (read more)

I have always set my option for all download file types to "Always Ask" and now Firefox not only asks me where I want to save the downloaded file, but also downloads a copy to the Windows Download folder. Why am I getting double downloads? I only want one copy of a downloaded file, not two copies. Now I have to go to my Windows Download folder and delete the duplicate downloaded files. My question is, if my Firefox download option is set for all file types to "Always Ask", then why are you downloading the file twice??? I have specific folders where I want files to reside. I don't want to have to remember to go to my Windows Download folder and delete the duplicate files. How can this duplicate file download problem be fixed?

Long time user, Leo

Asked by bussysconsultant 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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Mozilla Firefox ver. 50 not prompting user to install Java plug-in for legacy website

I have a user who runs SRS/Crystal Reports on their Windows 11 Lenovo laptop, but every time we go to the website where a Java-enabled pop-up window for viewing spreadshe… (read more)

I have a user who runs SRS/Crystal Reports on their Windows 11 Lenovo laptop, but every time we go to the website where a Java-enabled pop-up window for viewing spreadsheets is supposed to load we keep getting a "A plugin is required to play this content" error message, but no option to install/approve the running of Javascript.

I have downloaded and installed the JRE and JDK on the endpoint device, but still no luck getting Firefox to load it. I am running the 32-bit version of the web browser, not 64-bit, so I am kind of stumped about how to proceed from here.

Is there a place I can manually download/install these Java plug-ins?

Thanks.

Asked by kris.robinson 2 years ago

Answered by kris.robinson 2 years ago