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Searching from highlighted text defaults to Bing...

Hello, In Chrome, when I highlight text on a web page, right click & press 'search', I can make it default to Google search. But in Firefox, the same action always de… (read more)

Hello, In Chrome, when I highlight text on a web page, right click & press 'search', I can make it default to Google search. But in Firefox, the same action always defaults to Bing search. I want it to search in Google, not Bing, not finding an option in settings that addresses this. I've got the default search engine set to Google in Firefox settings, but the action of highlighting text, right-clicking & searching that text always defaults to Bing no matter what I do. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.

Asked by jordaninadams 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

Facing error as "Duplicate add-on ID found" While signing self distrubuted firefox extension.

We are distributor of Firefox extension for dragon professional. ( We are self distrubutor of the the firefox extension ) It’s ID is dgnria_pro.firefox@nuance.com Now … (read more)

We are distributor of Firefox extension for dragon professional. ( We are self distrubutor of the the firefox extension )

It’s ID is dgnria_pro.firefox@nuance.com

Now we have done some modification to the same extension, while publishing it shows error as “Duplicate add-on ID found.”

Earlier we have used same ID for the Firefox extension in the year 2018.

Currently we have opened new account with same ID “dgnria_pro.firefox@nuance.com” and faced the mentioned issue.

We are expected to publish our extension with the same extension id as we don’t want our existing customers get affected.

Is there any way with which extension id “dgnria_pro.firefox@nuance.com” can be deleted from backend , so that we can reuse it.

We need solution for this ASAP. Please hlep us on this.

Asked by dgnria_pro.firefox 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Can't get rid of Yahoo as default search engine

I have run Malwarebytes looking for malware, checked for suspicious extensions and add-ins, and even deleted Firefox and reinstalled it from a download. Yahoo remains the… (read more)

I have run Malwarebytes looking for malware, checked for suspicious extensions and add-ins, and even deleted Firefox and reinstalled it from a download. Yahoo remains the default and only search engine.

Asked by rtbond 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Help! Lost hundreds of links with new update

Before this Firefox update I had an add-on or extension or something where you could click on it and it would close all tabs, but save the links in another tab, by date. … (read more)

Before this Firefox update I had an add-on or extension or something where you could click on it and it would close all tabs, but save the links in another tab, by date. Unfortunately I don't remember what it was called.

Thought maybe 'pin' something, but that's basically unsearchable as there is something else called pins.

It was great, cause you could simply go to the tab and see all of the saved links, by date. It opened up every time Firefox started and I never had an issue. Saved HUNDREDS of links and now it's just gone! No history of it existing. How do I get it back??? This is terrible. Tons of work stuff saved there.

-Yes, I understand bookmarks and have plenty of those and they are still there. -Not related to Pinterest, just think it was called Pinned or Pin Something.

TIA!

Asked by mattruscigno 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Excel office addin shortcut key doesn't work when using Firefox while works fine in Chrome and Edge

I'm developing an office addin product for excel (using microsoft's javascript api for office) that can be installed to run locally in excel workbooks as well as in offic… (read more)

I'm developing an office addin product for excel (using microsoft's javascript api for office) that can be installed to run locally in excel workbooks as well as in office web i.e. user's online workbooks under his/her ms365 account. For testing the addin performance in office web, i'm currently trying out different browsers. There is a shortcut key to my addin that should open the addin taskpane. The shortcut doesn't conflict with any firefox or excel office web shortcut (even if it did, there should be a prompt according to microsoft's documentation). The problem is, when i load a workbook and press the shortcut key combination, the addin taskpane doesn't open. There is no error in console either. I tried setting the security.enterprise_roots.enabled = true assuming this could be due to certificate trust issue but that didn't solve it. More interestingly, the shortcut does work in firefox once after many retries and this is completely random - at least i couldn't identify when it works and why. It is very rare and may be once in 100 tries. I tried loading a sample addin provided by microsoft to test shortcuts (you can also use it) from here: https://github.com/OfficeDev/Office-Add-in-samples/tree/main/Samples/excel-keyboard-shortcuts If i load the manifest.xml in any office web excel workbook (as described in the sample above) in firefox, it worked the first time i.e. the prompt appeared (as the sample shortcut CTRL + ALT + 1 had a conflict with existing office excel shortcut for number formats dialog) and the shortcuts from both addins were working at this point (interesting). It means the sample addin shortcuts and my addin shortcut started to work briefly. Then again i pressed CTRL + F5 to test again, and none of the addin shortcuts were being picked up. My addin shortcut simply does nothing, and the sample addin shortcut opens excel's number format screen. If i reset the excel shortcut preference in the workbook using the search bar, it should show the conflict prompt for the sample addin, but it doesn't and rather loads the number format dialog. Please note that none of these behaviors are present in chrome and edge, where everything works as expected and documented by Microsoft - for both my addin and the sample. The taskpane opens as soon as i press the shortcut key for my addin or the sample's. I think firefox somehow ignores or doesn't remember the addin shortcuts most of the time. That's why it does nothing with my shortcut as it is not mapped to any excel or browser action. And it opens the number dialog for sample ignoring the sample shortcut because excel has an action against it. This also explains why both addin shortcuts work when one of them works as firefox starts to remember shortcuts for that session. What doesn't explain is why firefox doesn't store it all the time or why it keeps ignoring? If you want to reproduce, please try with the sample from microsoft. And please let me know if I can help in any way to identify the problem. Sorry for the very long message. I'm eagerly waiting for your response.

Asked by istiaq.ahmed.023 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

volume icone missing and System preferences not there...

So, the problem is my volume in only fierfox became reaaaly low, idk why, then when trying to find a solution i was made aware of a volume icon, to understand that I do n… (read more)

So, the problem is my volume in only fierfox became reaaaly low, idk why, then when trying to find a solution i was made aware of a volume icon, to understand that I do not have it. Then i searched for : System Preferences, Sound, Output and check "Show volume in menu bar", but i don't find system preference, nor tools, or About, or just Preferences anywhere, i am so very lost. the settings seams very limited, and i dont find anything in the toolbar. I use fierfox Version 117.0 on linux

sorry for potentially bad English.

Asked by lucemarchand9 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

really tired of digging to put my add ons to the tool bar

can you just put a check box on the MANAGE YOUR EXTENSIONS MENU to turn on TOOL BAR extension short cuts for extensions. THIS IS WHERE THAT BELONGS NOT HIDDEN UNDER THE E… (read more)

can you just put a check box on the MANAGE YOUR EXTENSIONS MENU to turn on TOOL BAR extension short cuts for extensions. THIS IS WHERE THAT BELONGS NOT HIDDEN UNDER THE EXTENSION PUZZLE PIECE.

Asked by rocket625 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

downloading firefox

I just got a new computer and microwoft is not letting me download firefox. I keep down loading it but get a message ids not a microsot product. One message saiys I shoul… (read more)

I just got a new computer and microwoft is not letting me download firefox. I keep down loading it but get a message ids not a microsot product. One message saiys I should click to accept that but there is nothing to click. Then another message tries to send me to an app sgtore which I don't want to do.

How do I get around that?

Asked by Homers24 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

chrome extension --> firefox extension

Hi, there is an open source chrome extension that I really need it in firefox, any idea how to fork & edit it to work in firefox? I have experience in js,html,css. so… (read more)

Hi, there is an open source chrome extension that I really need it in firefox, any idea how to fork & edit it to work in firefox? I have experience in js,html,css. so suffering is okay for me

Asked by king.midooo253 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Restore previous session not available / tabs from previous settings are not restored

Dear Madam/Sir, My computer had a crash today, after that windows was working on some updates. The firefox was updated also, I believe. Since the updates, whenever the … (read more)

Dear Madam/Sir,

My computer had a crash today, after that windows was working on some updates. The firefox was updated also, I believe.

Since the updates, whenever the Firefox is closed and later opened again, the previous session is not restored. I have checked the General -> Start-up -> Open previous windows and tabs setting, and the option is ticked, (therefore it should do the session restore).

A have also tried "browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once" changing to "true" and that did not work either, so no previous tabs were restored.

Any ideas, what could have gone wrong and how to this this issue?

Asked by edgarui 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Notifications

I have tried to stop all Mozilla Notifications, nothing seems to work. Any advice? This is annoying especially since it happens every few minutes. I am ready to uninstall… (read more)

I have tried to stop all Mozilla Notifications, nothing seems to work. Any advice? This is annoying especially since it happens every few minutes. I am ready to uninstall the app.

Asked by rustamt09 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Is scrolling possible with function keys that emit escape sequences?

There is an Add-On called Shortkeys that allows custom actions to be assigned to various standard key combinations (ctrl-A, alt-X, etc.) but this does not work for keys t… (read more)

There is an Add-On called Shortkeys that allows custom actions to be assigned to various standard key combinations (ctrl-A, alt-X, etc.) but this does not work for keys that emit escape code sequences.

I have a keypad that I use for motion commands, including scrolling, in my vim editor and I would like to use the same keys to scroll up/down on a loaded page in Firefox. Is there any way, including using some Add-On that would allow these keys that emit escape sequences to be assigned to page motions?

Thanks for any insights.

Asked by Jeffery Small 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Need website "pop-up?" re-enabled

On TCGPlayer.com, their "Messages," system requires you to check a confirmation box before deleting a message. Hoping I would be able to expedite the process, I checked t… (read more)

On TCGPlayer.com, their "Messages," system requires you to check a confirmation box before deleting a message. Hoping I would be able to expedite the process, I checked the Firefox option to disallow the site from sending me that confirmation box and I can't figure out how to re-enable it because otherwise the page just sits there idly waiting for me to confirm.

Asked by savande.sem 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Receiving Nightly Error Running in background unable to start 202309091305

Receiving Nightly Error Running in background unable to start 202309091305 After setting Firefox Mozilla Nightly as my default web browser on my Samsung laptop, I have b… (read more)

Receiving Nightly Error Running in background unable to start 202309091305

After setting Firefox Mozilla Nightly as my default web browser on my Samsung laptop, I have been receiving an error message that Nightly is running in the background with a pop-up window that suggests closing the browser. After agreeing with the popup window nightly still will not open. My fix is to reboot my laptop at this point.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

TIA

Asked by Jerlynn 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

International Keyboard use

I use English (US) with International Keyboard on my Chromebook. I'm switching from using Chrome to Firefox through Linux and I can't use the international keyboard -- it… (read more)

I use English (US) with International Keyboard on my Chromebook. I'm switching from using Chrome to Firefox through Linux and I can't use the international keyboard -- it doesn't input special characters and it doesn't even input an apostrophe -- on anything through Firefox. Is there any way to get it to work?

Asked by ctigret 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Widevine fails install, Ubuntu 22.04.02 LTS

Issue: When trying to stream video via criterion, progress spinner spins for about a minute and then the website delivers: 'Please try again in a supported browser'. Fire… (read more)

Issue: When trying to stream video via criterion, progress spinner spins for about a minute and then the website delivers: 'Please try again in a supported browser'. Firefox delivers: 'Firefox is installing components necessary to reproduce the audio or video in this page. Try again later.'

In plug-in manager: Widevine is not enabled, receive alert: '...this will install in a few moments'. It does not actually ever install. In settings: Play content with DRM is enabled.

OS used: UBUNTU 22.04.02 LTS 64 bit

Navigator error: 1694223478579 Toolkit.GMP ERROR GMPInstallManager.simpleCheckAndInstall Could not check for addons: {"status":"failed","results":[{"id":"gmp-widevinecdm","result":"failed"}]} Log.sys.mjs:722

   append resource://gre/modules/Log.sys.mjs:722
   log resource://gre/modules/Log.sys.mjs:376
   log resource://gre/modules/Log.sys.mjs:505
   error resource://gre/modules/Log.sys.mjs:384
   simpleCheckAndInstall resource://gre/modules/GMPInstallManager.sys.mjs:545
   AsyncFunctionThrow self-hosted:856

Attempted fixes: 1) Toggling DRM in settings. 2) Firefox & machine restart 3) update & upgrade terminal commands, separately 4) Changing VPN servers & disconnecting VPN (NORD)

Note: Playing videos on Youtube works, as does streaming music via Tidal.

Asked by Ada_Ardere 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago