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Mozilla 76.0.1 update which included Pocket.

I did an update to Mozilla 76.0.1 and it included Pocket. I am not sure why now but everytime I log off and back on again I have to log into everything using my passwor… (read more)

I did an update to Mozilla 76.0.1 and it included Pocket. I am not sure why now but everytime I log off and back on again I have to log into everything using my passwords. How can I change tis setting and where.

Asked by deannbennett2732 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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savig log in details

Until 3 weeks ago I only needed 2 levels of questions to get into my bank account. Now I have to go through 8 as my login details are not kept in Firefox. I always tick t… (read more)

Until 3 weeks ago I only needed 2 levels of questions to get into my bank account.

Now I have to go through 8 as my login details are not kept in Firefox. I always tick the "remember me" box but this does not work: i have to do the full log on every time.

any help would be welcomed

Thx

Asked by The Northumbrian 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New tab buttons, articles

When opening a new tab from my Yahoo homepage, I would automatically see a page with buttons at the top of my most commonly used websites---amazon, my email, my bank, etc… (read more)

When opening a new tab from my Yahoo homepage, I would automatically see a page with buttons at the top of my most commonly used websites---amazon, my email, my bank, etc.

Below those buttons would be links to about a dozen feature-length articles (each link had an image and brief description of the article) from different online news and magazine sources (WAPO, NY Times, New Yorker, Esquire, Vox, etc.) These articles were feature articles and not ads, and they varied in length.

Someone was working on updating my Windows 10 and now I can't access that page. I don't have a name for that page but I do miss it. How can I access that page again?

Asked by judycowcon 1 year ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 year ago

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Firefox browser in two languages

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't k… (read more)

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't know how to fix it. Any idea how to fix it and for it all to be in English? I added some screenshots if it'll help.

Asked by Metapala 1 year ago

Answered by Metapala 1 year ago

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Outrageous latest update

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background f… (read more)

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background for the home page - and no alternative anywhere to switch this back to white or any other options. Do i want to install a plugin for this simple basic option - hell no, i'd rather get rid of FF as my default browser if you think you can play dictators too now. What i miserable attitude you people have. If you change for life )white) to dead (black) you might as well declare you are on your way out as a browser - or offer the option to change that bg color real quick

Asked by rmworldwide 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Latest Malwarebytes (4.1.0.56) give ransomware alter when I run Firefox 77

I stupidly update firefox (76 > 77) and malwarebytes (see subject) on a single reboot. Went to run firefox and malwarebytes gives me a ransomware alert and closes fire… (read more)

I stupidly update firefox (76 > 77) and malwarebytes (see subject) on a single reboot. Went to run firefox and malwarebytes gives me a ransomware alert and closes firefox.

After some grumbling and other noises, I manged to get firefox running in safe mode and disables all add-ons. Firefox runs like a dream. Started to return add-ons one-by-one and soon had a list of issues (I gave up after five add-ons as it was just driving me mad to re-install firebox after malwarebytes quarantined it.

Of the five add-ons, three have caused the ransomware alert: Ghostery (alert), Start Page (OK), No Script (alert) OneNote (OK) and Save Page (alter).

Is anyone else having issues with the latest malwarebytes update?

I have submitted a support request to malwarebytes.

Neil

Asked by rotthestop 1 year ago

Answered by rotthestop 1 year ago

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Why can't Firefox leave my preferences alone when updating?

Why can't Firefox leave my preferences alone when updating? FF recently updated to 77.0.1 and now when I click on a hyperlink with the middle button on my mouse it opens… (read more)

Why can't Firefox leave my preferences alone when updating? FF recently updated to 77.0.1 and now when I click on a hyperlink with the middle button on my mouse it opens the link and displays it. WTF? I want it to open in the background not the foreground. That is how I had it set and been using it that way for years. Keep your fucking hands off my preferences. It is a nuisance to have to search through my preferences to find out WTF you did to them and repair it.

Asked by mellington 1 year ago

Answered by mellington 1 year ago

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Followup - how to delete default search options in search window

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the p… (read more)

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the problem more clearly. Problem: when I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices include options that are NOT resolved by going to Settings, Options, Search and unchecking a search engine choice. As mentioned before, these also are not in my bookmarks or my search history, or in Extensions, so I'm stumped as to where to go to get rid of them.

Please see screenshots, attached. One screen shot is of my choices in Settings, Options, Search. In this shot, the only search engine I've chosen is DuckDuckGo. The other screen shot is of the drop down choices that appear in my search bar. Please notice that the drop down choices include, for example, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. None of these sites appear under Settings, Options, Search. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Need to know what this is

I have an item that suddenly appeared at top of my browser window that I did not add. I have attached a picture of the item. Does anyone know what this is and if it is sa… (read more)

I have an item that suddenly appeared at top of my browser window that I did not add. I have attached a picture of the item. Does anyone know what this is and if it is safe and also I don't see it in add ons or extensions so how to I get rid of it?

Thank you, Deborah Hammett

Asked by darkmoonerising 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Add on button disappear if firefox set to not remember history

Good day everyone, I am using firefox 80.0.1 (64-bit), on windows 10. If i set the firefox to not remember history, the add on button beside the address bar will be missi… (read more)

Good day everyone,

I am using firefox 80.0.1 (64-bit), on windows 10.

If i set the firefox to not remember history, the add on button beside the address bar will be missing and a [flexible space] will be there instead.

If i revert the setting to remember history then the add on button will appear again.

How can i set the icon to appear if i want the setting to not remember history?

Thanks

Asked by leong_jgp 1 year ago

Answered by leong_jgp 1 year ago

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Prevent the search to happen on URL bar

Dear Firefox friends, I am using the up-to-date version of Firefox. How can I prevent the search to occur on the URL bar? I want to use the URL bar only for typing the UR… (read more)

Dear Firefox friends, I am using the up-to-date version of Firefox. How can I prevent the search to occur on the URL bar? I want to use the URL bar only for typing the URL addresses but not for search or googling. It is annoying function and if I want to do so I will use Chrome. Thank you for your kind help and advice.

Asked by usamaanbaky 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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search engine bar in middle of home page can be selected, but won't accept typing, which defaults to the menubar at top of page

Suddenly I can't type into the search engine bar which is mid page on my home page. I can select it, but it stays blank and anything I type appears at top of the page in … (read more)

Suddenly I can't type into the search engine bar which is mid page on my home page.

I can select it, but it stays blank and anything I type appears at top of the page in the address bar. This happens with any browser I use on my home page (have tested with Google, Duck Go Go, and a few others; same thing happens.

I'd like to get back functionality on that search engine bar mid page.

I'm operating in Windows 10, with the latest Firefox upgrade installed.

Thank you !

Asked by srodetis 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Can't make WikiSpecies list display reddish "unused" color

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer. When I v… (read more)

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer.

When I view a WikiSpecies list of file names (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pentatominae), the instances which have been installed but never used should be in a different (reddish) color. I am attaching an image of a page containing a file named "Abadia" (first one on the left, just under "A") which is unused. I also am attaching an empty "Creating Abadia" which is the result of clicking on "Abadia".

Please tell me how to change the image of an unused, empty file. I recall that there were two different choices SOMEWHERE in the system, "Always" and "Never" I think: One of them forces a system-level color pattern which includes reddish unused items; the other allows the used to program arbitrary displays such as the above (typical example from the dconf editor is 'bg_color: #f0f1f2; selected_bg_color: #023C88', but this editor does not change the appearance of a file instance.

Asked by jwill1000000 2 weeks ago

Answered by Terry 2 weeks ago

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Default font is replacing all fonts everywhere

The Firefox desktop browser default font is replacing all fonts on some websites, only title fonts on some others, and then leaving others unchanged. It seems random, and… (read more)

The Firefox desktop browser default font is replacing all fonts on some websites, only title fonts on some others, and then leaving others unchanged. It seems random, and I can't stop the default font from taking over randomly on most websites no matter what I do. This was not happening until today, and no browsers or general MacBook Air preferences were changed between today and yesterday when I last used the browser on desktop.

Under Firefox Preferences » Fonts » Advanced, I've made sure to check the box to "Allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of your selections above", and I've unchecked it, and I've re-checked it, and the default is still overriding fonts on most websites.

I've quit and restarted Firefox 3 times.

Help!

Asked by Elan 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 days ago

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Read-Only box always checked after I switched to Windows 10 from Windows 7.

How do I permanently uncheck the Read-Only box when viewing an image file in Windows Media Player so I can Make a Copy of that image without going to the General tab to u… (read more)

How do I permanently uncheck the Read-Only box when viewing an image file in Windows Media Player so I can Make a Copy of that image without going to the General tab to uncheck the Read-Only box every time I want to copy a Tiff image? This started happening just after I converted my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Thank you.

Asked by toddmnuccio 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Disabling addons according to operating system

due to sync I cannot disable certain addons which serve their only purpose on linux but not on windows like xdm in linux but idm in windows. So how do we work around to d… (read more)

due to sync I cannot disable certain addons which serve their only purpose on linux but not on windows like xdm in linux but idm in windows. So how do we work around to disable addons according to os in which it is running?

Asked by ankitpaudel20000 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Website doesn't reload in FF

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020 Th… (read more)

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020

They helpfully provide a reload every minute or so to keep you up to date with the scores and action. It works in Chrome and Edge but not in FF. I've told FF to allow pop-ups for this site but I can't seem to get it to work - I have to keep reloading the page manually.

Is there a way I can get the constrantly-reloading site to work automatically on FF?

78.0.2/W10

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by tadpole1 1 year ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 year ago