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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Firefox Updates - Extension preservatoin

Valued community members: Not looking for a fix or work around solution here. My goal is to better understand why this occurs. Each time I (frequently) update to the lat… (read more)

Valued community members: Not looking for a fix or work around solution here. My goal is to better understand why this occurs. Each time I (frequently) update to the latest version of Firefox, I Iose extensions (in this case new tab - cursor to search bar). I know that users can go in and correct this, but I would prefer that settings, extension, addons, etc, be preserved. My question is, is that really challenging of a code writing task? I know next to nothing about programing, but based on my experience using other apps, I would think preservation would be a piece of cake. Can a Code Joe comment in terms I might understand?

Asked by dejavodoo 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Preventing checking for updates

Is there a way to permanently disable checking for updates? I don't want to update (and I don't care what people think about that), but every 5 minutes an update notifica… (read more)

Is there a way to permanently disable checking for updates? I don't want to update (and I don't care what people think about that), but every 5 minutes an update notification pops up that needs to be closed, and it is getting really annoying. Again i don't want to update and there is no option to disable checking for updates, only to automatically update whenever firefox wants to ruin my day or to bother me until I allow them to ruin it.

Asked by Hinder777 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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mozilla profile may be missing or inaccessible....windows 7 32 bit.

each time we try opening mozilla firefox an error message splashes stating profile may be missing or inaccessible.solutions already tried 1)deleted profile.ini file 2)cre… (read more)

each time we try opening mozilla firefox an error message splashes stating profile may be missing or inaccessible.solutions already tried 1)deleted profile.ini file 2)created new profile through firefox.exe -p.. 3)tried uninstalling firefox and reinstalling upgraded version e.g ver 56,65,80 after installation of firefox 80 new error msg comes stating an instance of mozilla firefox is already running it needs to be closed first. 4)even tried to use portable mozilla version 51 . any other solution or advice ?

Asked by nitinbasu 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Browsher

I have a macbook air and everytime i have to update or restart my computer, for some reason i don't understand why firefox signs me out of everything and says i have to … (read more)

I have a macbook air and everytime i have to update or restart my computer, for some reason i don't understand why firefox signs me out of everything and says i have to set up the browse all over each time? Why would i need to do this constantly! It's very annoying . I didnt delete any cookies or whatever. What's going on? please help i can't find answers!!

Asked by sandrineak 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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my accountand sync

I DID NOT FORGET MY PASSWORD AND I HAVE ACCESS TO MY EMAIL BUT MY SYNC INFO IS GONE. I have been using a live usb Linux system & sometimes 3 times a day other times 4… (read more)

I DID NOT FORGET MY PASSWORD AND I HAVE ACCESS TO MY EMAIL BUT MY SYNC INFO IS GONE. I have been using a live usb Linux system & sometimes 3 times a day other times 4 or6 days solid i boot i get online ten open Firefox activate my toolbar menu then open tools then sign in to Firefox and sync normal i get all my add-ons but last week i did this and got nothing, blank. FF. ACCEPTED MY PASSWORD but acts like i got nothing to sync and i have it on my android and wen i sync my phone nothing its lie 2 different accounts but i checked everything is right. i have read all the on line help but i dont see anything. im sorry but when i forget a password or cant get in to my email i do not try to get help i just deal with it and fix it. the only reason im trying to get help is i have relied on this service fo a long time and my bookmarks and most of my passwords i dont know. i know i can change them, and i know how and i have secondary emails and so on but my problem is why out of the blue fire fox has nothing to sync for me? my name is ronnie mattix my email is [email address] and i know my Firefox password but other than that i would have to change every thing. and i have not changed my Firefox password for 6 months or so. so what should i do? thank you for helping rm

Asked by ronniemattix 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Page refreshing after form submission leads to an outdated webpage

I am a user of the http://loza.nazwa.pl/zakonacporady/forum/ forum, based on the my little forum (https://mylittleforum.net/) script. In the last days, after one of the m… (read more)

I am a user of the http://loza.nazwa.pl/zakonacporady/forum/ forum, based on the my little forum (https://mylittleforum.net/) script.

In the last days, after one of the most recent Firefox updates, the forum users observed a strange page refresh behaviour: when a user posts a new message, posts a change to a message or resets the unread messages by using a button on the webpage - she/he gets the outdated view of the forum. Without her/his changes.

She/he must explicitely reload the forum page (Ctrl+R) to get the new content.

Is this a result of some newly introduced pageloading optimisations? If so, is it possible to switch the optimisations off by a Firefox settings (globally or just for the webpage)?

Best regards, D. Wroblewski

Asked by glorifyday 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Disable update notification popup

Hi, I want to disable the annoying update notification popup that firefox keep throwing in my face. I have searched the web and the forum and it seems like every version … (read more)

Hi,

I want to disable the annoying update notification popup that firefox keep throwing in my face. I have searched the web and the forum and it seems like every version of firefox has a different method for doing this.

I am presently using version 80.0.1

Does anybody know a way to stop these popups in this version?


I know that this forum is run by volunteers - but a message for the developers: LEAVE IT ALONE You had a nice little browser until you tried to make it the answer to a maiden's prayer for everyone. Now you have a buggy, annoying piece of bloatware that is just pssing people off. Nice work bucko.

Asked by dmcentee 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mouse wheel is selecting pages from my history

This is a little hard to describe, but pressing sideways on the wheel on my thinkpad mouse changes what is displayed on the screen. It appears to go back and forth throug… (read more)

This is a little hard to describe, but pressing sideways on the wheel on my thinkpad mouse changes what is displayed on the screen. It appears to go back and forth through the history list, depending on whether the wheel is pushed to the right or left. Not talking about rolling / scrolling with the wheel, but pushing sideways on it.

How can I stop this?

mousewheel.default.action is currently = 1 mousewheel.with_shift.action = 4

Not sure what these settings do, but somebody suggested them.

Thanks

Asked by dmcentee 1 year ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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I am having multiple issues with Firefox.

Issue #1 I have the automatic updates turned off, but Firefox occasionally updates anyway. How can I prevent this from happening? Issue#2 This is somewhat related to issu… (read more)

Issue #1 I have the automatic updates turned off, but Firefox occasionally updates anyway. How can I prevent this from happening?

Issue#2 This is somewhat related to issue #1. I turned off the automatic updates specifically because I did not want Quantum, but Firefox updated automatically, despite the automatic updates being turned off.. I have an older system, and it cannot handle running five processes for Firefox at one time. As a result, my system becomes increasingly slower as time goes by. As running multiple serves absolutely no discernible purpose, is there any way to prevent Firefox from running multiple processes?

Issue #3 Firefox recently updated automatically (again) without my permission, and since the most recent update, the pop up blocker is not working properly, specifically with Yahoo. It is blocking images, and windows that I bring up, but is not blocking what it is supposed to block, and will not let me add an exception for Yahoo. How can I fix this?

I am a Computer Science major, and have been using Firefox since it came out, but I am going to make a change if I can't fix these issues. Firefox is becoming more of a hassle than it is worth.

Asked by jesterr 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Offer to save passwords

Hi, I'v grown very fond of FireFox for a very long time however, I DO NOT like the idea of your asking me to save my passwords even though I thought that my selecting the… (read more)

Hi, I'v grown very fond of FireFox for a very long time however, I DO NOT like the idea of your asking me to save my passwords even though I thought that my selecting the 'remember this response' for the future does not work and in which I indicated NO. Can you not be like the other guy? I choose your browser mainly because you don't treat User like we're stoopid, but now you're looking like Google and Microsoft. Uggggghhhhh. Is there something I can do to not receive this prompt. The answer will always be NO!

Asked by WOMANTIC 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I can't get to Amazon without adding the scrambled letters or order from this browser. I tried turnig off add on. That did not help. It worked for years and a few weeks ago it just went nuts. Works fine on Edge.

Amazon stopped working a few weeks ago. Now it wants me to put in the scrambled letters to sign in and it will not let me purchase anything. I tried turning off add ons… (read more)

Amazon stopped working a few weeks ago. Now it wants me to put in the scrambled letters to sign in and it will not let me purchase anything. I tried turning off add ons that did not change it. It works fine on other browsers.

Asked by Jerry 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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How can I get rid finally from update message ?

I asked such a question the day before yesterday, but none answered me I still use window 7 32 bit and I never want to update The new version ( V 98.01 ) is not compat… (read more)

I asked such a question the day before yesterday, but none answered me I still use window 7 32 bit and I never want to update The new version ( V 98.01 ) is not compatible with Window 7 A black screen is shown just I open the Firefox browser I thought it is virus, but it is not so. Now I am sure of the problem I uninstalled the new version and changed for an old version ( V 80.01 ) and the black screen is never shown The black screen which I complain about= crashing of the browser because it is not covenant to Window 7

2- I changed the update to  (   Check for updates but let you choose to install them )  and the problem is ended but a message about updating still appears in the right corner  need me close each time. 

How can I get rid finally from update message in the toolbar ? In V 80.01 there is no choice ( never check for update )

Asked by mohammad Ahmad 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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Cannot clear an item from my search history, so it gets suggested even after clearing my data

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there. Now anytime I want to cre… (read more)

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there.

Now anytime I want to create a blank tab and I type "about:blank" it automatically includes the backslash.

Because this phrase/command doesn't show up in my search history, even after clearing all of my data, Firefox keeps "helpfully" popping that backslash into the field whenever I start to type the command.

How can I make Firefox forget I ever made this stupid typo?! (Would clearing "Site Preferences" and/or "Offline Web Site Data" work? I admit I haven't cleared those two things.)

Asked by rachaelly 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Huge memory leak from FF is causing my computer to shut down

Hello all, I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got … (read more)

Hello all,

I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got fixed so I figured I would report it here.

The issue could be summarized as follow: browsing the website mixcloud.com triggers a memory leak from FF that eventually causes my whole computer to shut down if FF cannot be "force[d] to quit" in time.

Here is a more detailed description I sent to Mixcloud support last year:

"Often times when I open a new page/tab on the website the loading freezes and after a few seconds a yellow warning notification pops up on the upper part of the screen asking: "a web page is slowing down your browser. What would like to do?” with the two following options available: "Stop it" or "Wait". If I click "stop it" the loading will indeed stop and I just have to refresh the page again to continue browsing normally. The troubles begin if I click "wait" or do nothing: the overall memory usage of Firefox will then increase seemingly exponentially and after only a few minutes the whole system will become unresponsive and I will have to hard reboot my computer or it will reboot by itself. This is extremely annoying as you can imagine as every time that happens I lose all unsaved data in the process! Strangely enough this issue sometimes even occur without any notification displayed or freeze happening in the first place: I would be browsing a few Mixcloud pages then switching to another website and after a couple of minutes I would notice that the memory usage is increasing although no Mixcloud page is open any longer... In both cases the only solution I found is to quit/force to quit Firefox as soon as possible to prevent it (and the system) to become unresponsive. Closing the application always resolves the issue and I can see the memory usage of the overall system subsequently dropping sometimes from up to 95% to 40% in the Activity Monitor app. Again I would like to stress that I have been experiencing this issue ONLY on Mixcloud and that I have no other memory related issue on my computer nor with Firefox in general."

Mixcloud support reply at the time: "this is linked to some issues we've been experiencing but our team are busy working on a fix for". 10 months later nothing changed...

The same issue happened again this very morning: I opened a Mixcloud link from google results and even though I immediately closed it, 5 minutes later the RAM usage was at 93% and I struggled during 10 minutes to "force to quit" FF as the whole computer was becoming increasingly unresponsive. I can provide a crash report from this morning but would prefer not to display it publicly.

Please investigate this leak. It is becoming more and more frustrating to deal with as the time goes by.

Asked by entwined2 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago