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Search bar behavior doesn't respect browser.search.openintab when clicked

What I want to do Open new tab when searching from search bar What I tried Go to about:config, set browser.search.openintab to true Version Firefox 80.0.1 (64bit) on W… (read more)

What I want to do

Open new tab when searching from search bar

What I tried

Go to about:config, set browser.search.openintab to true

Version

Firefox 80.0.1 (64bit) on Windows 10

Steps to reproduce

  1. In about:config set browser.search.openintab to true.
  2. Open https://mozilla.org/ (Any non-search engine page will do.)
  3. Enter search query in the search bar
  4. Click the arrow in the search bar

Expected behavior

Open a new tab, searching with the query.

Actual behavior

Opens the search result page on the current tab.

Asked by naokiri 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox History Menu

Why are "Recently Closed Tabs" and "Recently Closed Windows" grayed out in my Firefox History Menu? I see a list of the recently viewed web pages but I can't use the "Re… (read more)

Why are "Recently Closed Tabs" and "Recently Closed Windows" grayed out in my Firefox History Menu? I see a list of the recently viewed web pages but I can't use the "Recently Used Tabs" to go back to one of those pages.

Asked by Michael Aldea 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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firefox always crash when visiting website with media content.

firefox always crash when visiting website with media content (youtube, and w3 html5 video test page) i started firefox with --safe-mode and i got this error - [Child 211… (read more)

firefox always crash when visiting website with media content (youtube, and w3 html5 video test page) i started firefox with --safe-mode and i got this error - [Child 2113, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=ffff5d305c00 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - RefPtr<MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::SamplesPromise> mozilla::MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::DoGetSamples(int32_t): manager is detached.: file /home/gitlab-runner/builds/DVuPV_et/0/manjaro-arm/packages/extra/firefox/src/firefox-80.0.1/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3470 - then firefox become unresponsive and i have to kill it.

Asked by boku 3 months ago

Answered by boku 3 months ago

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Yahoo Mail contacts disappeared when using FF, but show up when using Chrome

Hi all, yesterday I was trying to send an email (yahoo mail) (which I have used exclusively for years) and autocomplete was not working. Puzzled, I checked my contacts to… (read more)

Hi all, yesterday I was trying to send an email (yahoo mail) (which I have used exclusively for years) and autocomplete was not working. Puzzled, I checked my contacts to see if the person had somehow been deleted, and to my surprise - I had NO contacts. Oddly, they were all there if I checked "Yahoo Classic View." Naturally I assumed it was a Yahoo issue, but got nowhere trying to look into it. Finally it occurred to me to try opening mail in Chrome and lo and behold, all my contacts were present, regardless of which view of mail I chose.

I really don't want to switch to Chrome because of mail, and although Classic View does work in FF, Classic doesn't have the autocomplete feature - which was the original issue, so it wouldn't solve my issue to revert to it.

Does anyone have any thoughts? Should I refresh FF and lose all my themes and add-ons and have to find them all again, or just uninstall and reinstall? Or is there a simpler way?

Thanks in advance you guys! (Also I tried to upload pics, but they won't load for some reason, I let it run about five minutes at least.)

Asked by CatsinQ 4 months ago

Answered by CatsinQ 4 months ago

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Search parameters not saved

I use Windows 10, version 1909, Firefox 80.0.1 (64 bit). For some weeks on a site I have not been able to update the search parameters: the change is not saved. On the ot… (read more)

I use Windows 10, version 1909, Firefox 80.0.1 (64 bit). For some weeks on a site I have not been able to update the search parameters: the change is not saved. On the other hand, everything works with Chrome. Possible causes? Thank you.

Asked by framag52 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Add-on works on 1 computer not on the other.

I bought a new computer and everything synced except My password manager. The new computer doesn't list SaasPass Free Password Manager when searching add-on extensions. … (read more)

I bought a new computer and everything synced except My password manager. The new computer doesn't list SaasPass Free Password Manager when searching add-on extensions. This was the third try on a manager I liked. My laptop has Firefox 80.0.1, and the extension works great, my new desktop computer has 80.0.1 installed also, but Saaspass is not to be found.

Asked by momtom 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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FF menu bar: how to restore? remedies FAIL.

In great trepidation, I deleted history and emptied the cache. Then, the trouble started: the menu bar WILL NOT OPEN WITHOUT HOVERING AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. Both of t… (read more)

In great trepidation, I deleted history and emptied the cache. Then, the trouble started: the menu bar WILL NOT OPEN WITHOUT HOVERING AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. Both of the 'school solutions' failed: not in full screen mode and it is the selected or focused screen. Customization also failed. The Menu bar DOES NOT APPEAR as one of the possibilities. This is on a MacBookPro which is up to date. the FF is also up to date.

Asked by MikeZgb2012 4 months ago

Answered by MikeZgb2012 4 months ago

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A button on a certian site does not respond since the site upgraded to https

Hello, MAC OSX. Firefox 80.0.1 Site is : https://meteofrance.com There is a button "Ajouter une ville". It is supposed to scroll down an input field. Worked until one wee… (read more)

Hello, MAC OSX. Firefox 80.0.1

Site is : https://meteofrance.com There is a button "Ajouter une ville". It is supposed to scroll down an input field. Worked until one week ago, does no longer work. Works on all browsers, safe FIREFOX.

Site manager says one week ago they upgraded to https. This + some configuration of Firefox on my Mac is the cause of the button not working. They say.

I have no idea where to start looking for (checked TLS level though, it is max 4 min 3).

Does someone have an idea.

Thanks very much.

Asked by Nuno Ferreira 4 months ago

Answered by Nuno Ferreira 4 months ago

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Languange mixed on all firefox UI

My firefox languange are mixed on all firefox UI, english and indonesian languange are mixed on every side. how to fix it? i have been experience this problem from early … (read more)

My firefox languange are mixed on all firefox UI, english and indonesian languange are mixed on every side. how to fix it? i have been experience this problem from early 2020, i dont know what version exactly. Like there are different languange on each UI. I give this screenshot, i mark with red line (Indonesia) and blue line (English).

Asked by falahmeola 4 months ago

Answered by falahmeola 4 months ago

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Firefox re-launches immediately after initial launch

The main focus of my issue is that Firefox's sudden new behaviour of it opening normally when it launches, with my previous tabs remembered as I set is immediately follow… (read more)

The main focus of my issue is that Firefox's sudden new behaviour of it opening normally when it launches, with my previous tabs remembered as I set is immediately followed by the browser quickly re-launching within seconds. While this isn't a big concern when I open Firefox from its shortcut, it's become a serious issue when I launch Firefox from an external URL, like from an email, or when viewing an original picture posted in a Discord chat channel.

When the relaunch happens, it's always without the tab that caused Firefox to launch automatically on clicking said external URL. I realize that I need to do an addon check, but that's a long process, so I was rather hoping this was a known issue that someone knows the solution to, or what addon is involved and how.

Asked by Bobby 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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On launch double homepage

I am unable to open just a single homepage since the last update. I have just a single website URL as my homepage, same as I have for years, but even though FF options sh… (read more)

I am unable to open just a single homepage since the last update. I have just a single website URL as my homepage, same as I have for years, but even though FF options shows only a single custom URL for homepage on launch it opens two tabs, both to the same homepage.

Asked by Mike Leeling 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Spell check sometimes not working or is very delayed

Spell check has long been a problem for me. It sometimes works, but most of the time it is not working, or is delayed by several minutes. The option to do spell checkin… (read more)

Spell check has long been a problem for me. It sometimes works, but most of the time it is not working, or is delayed by several minutes. The option to do spell checking is on. And the fact that it sometimes works indicates that the dictionary is present. This problems has been present for several releases. I am currently on 80.0.1

I know that before computers were common, a typist really strove to be accurate. But now you go for speed, and not accuracy at all. So, my messages tend to have a lot of errors. I cringe when I think of how many messages I typed before I realized that spell check was only occasionally working.

My work-around is to type what I need into my word processor, and then copy/paste into the web site where I want the text.

Asked by jdunfee12 4 months ago

Answered by jdunfee12 4 months ago

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firefox awesome bar

In the latest versions of firefox I can't delete single items from the address bar drop down list. As it says here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-ad… (read more)

In the latest versions of firefox I can't delete single items from the address bar drop down list. As it says here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-address-bar-suggestions#w_clearing-a-single-item-from-the-address-bar-history I should press Shift+Delete, but it DOESN'T work anymore.

Asked by bidenkoanton 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Disappearing bookmarks

About a year ago an update to Firefox erased all of my bookmarks. After painstakingly replacing them it happened again today with the latest update. How can I get them ba… (read more)

About a year ago an update to Firefox erased all of my bookmarks. After painstakingly replacing them it happened again today with the latest update. How can I get them back?

Asked by knapan 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Google search

I have designated that opening a new tab opens Google. I would like the cursor to be in the search box on the page not in the address box. I'm sure this is new behavior… (read more)

I have designated that opening a new tab opens Google. I would like the cursor to be in the search box on the page not in the address box. I'm sure this is new behavior for Firefox. It's annoying to start typing and then realize i'm in the address box typing in the middle of the address. How can I change it?

Asked by meonly 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Pop-up message: "this page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved"

It happens often: I am typing into a text input form on a website, and the pop-up (see attachment) appears for no apparent reason. In other words, I did not deliberately … (read more)

It happens often: I am typing into a text input form on a website, and the pop-up (see attachment) appears for no apparent reason. In other words, I did not deliberately try to abandon my text entries, but for some reason the browser believes I have. Perhaps this is down to the overuse of shortcuts and touchpad "gestures" in my Macbook? I don't know why it happens, but it does. My question only concerns what happens AFTER the pop-up appears.

The pop-up has two buttons: "Stay on page", and the DEFAULT "Leave Page".

I have lost hours of work (text entry) because the DEFAULT is to "Leave Page". Again, this may be "physically" due to the twitchy Apple products I use, but it could be avoided if the DEFAULT were set to "Stay on page".

That is my first question: How do I change the DEFAULT to "Stay on page"?

I am told that this pop-up is the product of JavaScript running in my browser. That's all well and good, but it's not clear to me whose script this is.

My second question: What is the SOURCE of the JavaScript producing the pop-up; i.e. is this sourced by Mozilla, or is it sourced by the website creators?

Asked by tmp003 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Printing Problems with Firefox

I have a new HP printer and I am using Firefox from a Windows 10 PC. I am plagued with Paper Mismatch errors when printing emails from Firefox. After a lot of trouble sho… (read more)

I have a new HP printer and I am using Firefox from a Windows 10 PC. I am plagued with Paper Mismatch errors when printing emails from Firefox. After a lot of trouble shooting, I have found that this problem seems to be confined to Firefox, as it does not happen when using other browsers, e.g. MS Edge. I have tried resetting all Firefox printer settings and the problem still happens when opening Firefox in Safe Mode.

The print job stops with the error message Paper Size Mismatch after the 1st page, and printing will not continue or even move on to the next job until the error is cancelled from the printer's control panel. This means I have to be working next to the printer and cannot print remotely.

In the printing dialogue box under Printing Preferences, the paper size shows Letter, whereas I am using A4 in the printer, and this is the mismatch causing the problem. I can change the paper size in Printing Preferences from Letter to A4, but I have to do this for every job seperately as the paper size setting always reverts to Letter. This is totally impracticable.

Regretably, I will have to stop using Firefox unless there is a solution. Can anyone help me to change the paper size setting to always default to A4, please? Thanks in anticipation.

Asked by CSH 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago