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How do I disable search suggestions based on my search history, without deleting my search history?

I've disabled this for my google account. So when I search from google.com this behavior doesn't happen. But when I type anything into my address bar on Firefox to search… (read more)

I've disabled this for my google account. So when I search from google.com this behavior doesn't happen. But when I type anything into my address bar on Firefox to search, the first suggestions are from my search history.

I don't want to delete my search history.

I often use my search history to find specific things that I need, but didn't bookmark at the time. I need my search history to be saved. I just don't want to automatically receive suggestions based on it.

Is there any way to turn this off? Even with an extension or something?

Asked by Clinton Graham 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Selecting to open a file inside browser with Acrobat now always results in file being downloaded too.

I have the option set to always ask me if I want to open a pdf with browser, acrobat, or to download. I usually select open with Acrobat and, for the last few months, I … (read more)

I have the option set to always ask me if I want to open a pdf with browser, acrobat, or to download. I usually select open with Acrobat and, for the last few months, I have been getting an unwanted download as well. I found in the help articles that this is now the default action. For me, it usually means that at the end of a session i have to go to my desktop (my optioned destination for downloads) and clean it up by deleting every file I have looked at.

I recommend that you make that functionality optional. I just want to view the vast majority of things I open. For the few that I might want to download after viewing them, i would prefer to take a proactive step to download them after I have reviewed them.

Asked by Dick39 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Adding an option to visit the extension store page?

I tried eveything but found no way to access the store page of a specific extension, am i missing something? Searching isnt good if it has a simple name as thounsands sh… (read more)

I tried eveything but found no way to access the store page of a specific extension, am i missing something?

Searching isnt good if it has a simple name as thounsands show up

Asked by sscicluna89 4 months ago

Answered by sscicluna89 4 months ago

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LastPass is now disabled with every Firefox restart

For the past few months every restart of Firefox disables LastPass. I did NOT have this problem previously. The version of LastPass is current (no updates found). I can g… (read more)

For the past few months every restart of Firefox disables LastPass. I did NOT have this problem previously. The version of LastPass is current (no updates found). I can go to Add-ons and the toggle is set to "on" but the icon in the menu bar is black. If I click the toggle off, then back on, LastPass comes on just fine. Why is Firefox disabling something that Add-ons says is loaded? VERY strange. Does NOT happen in Chrome. Thanks for any assistance. PITB!!!

Asked by RobertL39 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Firefox 125 URLs missing in suggestions dropdown

I've just updated to Firefox 125 and now, when I start to type in the URL bar and get my suggestion dropdown of previously visited pages, I no longer can see the actual u… (read more)

I've just updated to Firefox 125 and now, when I start to type in the URL bar and get my suggestion dropdown of previously visited pages, I no longer can see the actual url for each entry. All I see is the top level name for each entry.

This is not helpful, as I may have perviously visited a number of pages on that site and the information shown does not give me a way to differentiate sufficiently between those pages.

How can I get the exact url displayed on the suggestions dropdown.

How can I get those top level descriptions NOT displayed, so that only the urls are shown?

Asked by Ken 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Some add-ons not working after newest update

After the latest update (124.0.2), two of my add-ons (Tapermonkey and Youtube Redux) are not working, even though Firefox says they're enabled, and it is giving no indica… (read more)

After the latest update (124.0.2), two of my add-ons (Tapermonkey and Youtube Redux) are not working, even though Firefox says they're enabled, and it is giving no indication that the add-ons aren't working, no pop-ups to enable some permission for these extensions. Both of them reformat the layout of websites to make them more usable, and using sites without them is basically impossible for me. I have tried:

  • Restarting Firefox
  • Disabling the add-ons, refreshing, enabling the add-ons, and refreshing again
  • Checking for add-on updates (everything is updated)
  • Deleting and reinstalling the add-ons
  • Restarting my computer
  • Checking the permissions in the extension menu
  • Turning off all other extensions except for one of the ones with issues
  • Reading through the FAQs and help pages and following the instructions on some of them

Nothing has worked. Every time I reload one of the sites affected by this to check if it's finally worked, the site takes a very long time to load. Since these add-ons are for different websites and both aren't working, I know that the problem is not with the sites themselves. Thank you.

Asked by quality_penguins 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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OMG What the F.. How do i get this hideous green off the browser and back to the normal one that existed

I do not want the new color browser. I absolutely detest it. I want to go back to what it was, normal. How do I get this hideous green color off the top of the browser … (read more)

I do not want the new color browser. I absolutely detest it. I want to go back to what it was, normal. How do I get this hideous green color off the top of the browser

Asked by marjorieadler 1 year ago

Answered by marjorieadler 1 year ago

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Opening new tabs switches to them immediately despite the settings being the opposite.

I don't want tabs i open through middle click to be focused immediately. I checked my settings and they aren't supposed to be doing that based on what I see. How do I get… (read more)

I don't want tabs i open through middle click to be focused immediately. I checked my settings and they aren't supposed to be doing that based on what I see. How do I get this to stop?

Asked by sickbeef 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Since latest update, 50% of my Toolbar is unusable! :(

I've attached an image of what's happening to me. Since last update, the toolbar is 50% allocated to blank space which cannot be used. For example, I cannot drag to res… (read more)

I've attached an image of what's happening to me. Since last update, the toolbar is 50% allocated to blank space which cannot be used.

For example, I cannot drag to resize the search box across to the left side of the toolbar (which is where I like it), nor can any item be dragged or placed there.

I'm pondering (if I know how) installing an older version and preventing updates etc.

Is there another solution? Is anyone else seeing this?

Any tips would be hugely appreciated.

Cheers, Matt (Australia)

Asked by greymacro 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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The browser page is too wide and all the menu texts are too small.

All my menu texts are so TINY now, that I can't read them, but the browser page is SO WIDE that I can't ever see a whole page and I have to scroll from side to side to re… (read more)

All my menu texts are so TINY now, that I can't read them, but the browser page is SO WIDE that I can't ever see a whole page and I have to scroll from side to side to read things, which is a ROYAL PAIN as I miss seeing a lot of things. No one can seem to help. I tried the limited percentage things, 67% used to work but now that is too big and when I go smaller I can't read ANY of the text, it is TOO TINY! I can't do my work! The screen shot won't paste on here.

Asked by Pam Clark 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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No show addons

I have 2 questions after the upgrade ( If that is what they call it). #1. Getting all my apps re-setup , I noticed that some were not showing up on the bar to the right o… (read more)

I have 2 questions after the upgrade ( If that is what they call it). #1. Getting all my apps re-setup , I noticed that some were not showing up on the bar to the right of my search bar. #2. When I open FF it only opens with a half page on the left. This next jusy a polite general question. After the uproar about fvd suspension, why did FF feel the need to do it again? What I mean is why did they wipe out All my apps and deleted other programs I had BOUGHT and now having trouble getting downloaded again when they were working perfectly before 100? Are these programs also considered "Dangerous". Sorry. Could you give me an approved FF alternative to FVD and I don't mean this piece of garbage that is on your web page. You wanna throw something against the screen every time you look at it.; UGLY!!!!

Asked by marine65 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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settings

Firefox stopped opening links in web pages like secondlife:///app/region/Kings%20Stone/224/155/22 ,WHere do I tell Firefox what application to use to handle that kind of … (read more)

Firefox stopped opening links in web pages like secondlife:///app/region/Kings%20Stone/224/155/22 ,WHere do I tell Firefox what application to use to handle that kind of a link?

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Favourite sites have diasappeared from homepage.

I returned from holiday yesterday and could not access any of the favourite sites on my homepage. Only the outline of each tile is present on screen, but the rest of the … (read more)

I returned from holiday yesterday and could not access any of the favourite sites on my homepage. Only the outline of each tile is present on screen, but the rest of the tiles are empty and nothing happens when you click them. I have checked the settings and can change the number of rows of blank tiles shown, but not add any content. What could have happened? I was not there to make any changes to my system.

Asked by pmartin17 1 year ago

Answered by pmartin17 1 year ago

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"Recommended" extensions that are not actively maintained

Hello, I have a question about Firefox extensions that are not maintained anymore but still have the "Recommended" badge. I like several of them, but I am not sure wheth… (read more)

Hello,

I have a question about Firefox extensions that are not maintained anymore but still have the "Recommended" badge. I like several of them, but I am not sure whether I should still trust them (some have not been maintained for years according to Github).

I am very grateful in advance for any assistance on the matter!

Fabio

Asked by Fabio 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I can't restore my search bar

My search box disappeared. I know about clicking the 3 horizontal lines, selecting customize and dragging the box. Actually the box is still there on the customize scre… (read more)

My search box disappeared. I know about clicking the 3 horizontal lines, selecting customize and dragging the box. Actually the box is still there on the customize screen, but not in any other tabs.

Dragging a second box does nothing. Refreshing Firefox does nothing. Rebooting does nothing. Firefox 125.0.2

Asked by Henry 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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add-ons

Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Than… (read more)

Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Thanks.

Asked by pennypincher 2 years ago

Answered by pennypincher 2 years ago