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A Microsoft Bing connect string pops up in my address bar everytime I connect to FireFox

This string that pops up https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D080921-N9996AAA1CF2EE4B&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3335739 My PC immediately connects to Bing every … (read more)

This string that pops up https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D080921-N9996AAA1CF2EE4B&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3335739

My PC immediately connects to Bing every time I connect or press the Home icon

I have used FireFox exclusively for more than 20 years - my current PC operating system is Windows 10 and I have never used Bing as my search engine

Can you please help

Asked by Wearmouth 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Do not use the Firefox address bar to search

Hello, I would like to use the search function in the tab again. How can I adjust this? At the moment it is so that when you enter it it appears right above in the link l… (read more)

Hello, I would like to use the search function in the tab again. How can I adjust this? At the moment it is so that when you enter it it appears right above in the link line (see picture). I would like it to be in the search below, directly in the tab. Before version 88 this was possible. Why was it removed?

hallo, ich möchte wieder im Tab die Suchfunktion nutzen. Wie kann ich dies einstellen? Zur Zeit ist es so, daß bei einer Eingabe es gleich oben in der Linkzeile erscheint (siehe Bild) Dabei möchte ich es unten in der Suche, direkt im Tab haben. Vor Version 88 war das möglich. Warum wurde es entfernt?

Asked by KSMBond 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Standard Life login

I have Firefox for IOS on a Mac. Since about 4th August 2021, my login to the Standard Life webpage has failed. It works in Safari. Has there been a recent Firefox update… (read more)

I have Firefox for IOS on a Mac. Since about 4th August 2021, my login to the Standard Life webpage has failed. It works in Safari. Has there been a recent Firefox update which is incapatible with the Standard Life login? Thanks for any ideas. Richard Goldsmith

Asked by Richard 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Finding locatin of existing bookmarks

I go to show all bookmarks and search for a bookmark I know I saved before. I find it. The problem is it does not tell me what folder I saved that bookmark in. I have … (read more)

I go to show all bookmarks and search for a bookmark I know I saved before. I find it. The problem is it does not tell me what folder I saved that bookmark in. I have dozens of folders and hundreds of bookmarks. How do I tell where that particular bookmark is stored at?

Asked by Dog3456 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Quick question about Firefox Containers

Hi! I have the strictest anti-tracking protection enabled and have one question: Firefox prevents cross-site cookies by default, but if I install Firefox Containers, does… (read more)

Hi! I have the strictest anti-tracking protection enabled and have one question: Firefox prevents cross-site cookies by default, but if I install Firefox Containers, does that mean that those cross-site cookies will be allowed inside that container, even if they're not when browsing outside of any container? My concern is that, if that happened, using Firefox containers would actually diminish privacy instead of increasing it (for example, Facebook would be able to use Instagram cookies because they're in the same container, even though it wouldn't if I hadn't installed Containers). Thanks a lot! Love the Firefox community <3

Asked by Rodrigo 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Pushy Pushy Pushy

Why do I feel like, every time I upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, that I'm a new user having to jump through the same questions/hoops, close extra windows, and f… (read more)

Why do I feel like, every time I upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, that I'm a new user having to jump through the same questions/hoops, close extra windows, and feel like I'm being bombarded by the combined sales forces of Google, Amazon, and ATT DirectTV all at the same time trying to sell me something?

All I want is a browser that works. Which is what I've wanted since I began using Firefox over a decade ago. I don't want to be "upsold" nor do I want "fries with that". Just a browser (that works).

Please TONE IT DOWN A NOTCH! Or you just might drive this long time customer to something else like, god forbid, EDGE! Geezus...

Asked by Shane 9 months ago

Answered by Seburo 9 months ago

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Firefox Nightly overtook regular profile, now it can not be used by regular Firefox

To help test some bugs in Firefox I installed Nightly a while ago alongside the regular Firefox. Today when starting Nightly, it used the profile I use in the normal rele… (read more)

To help test some bugs in Firefox I installed Nightly a while ago alongside the regular Firefox.

Today when starting Nightly, it used the profile I use in the normal release Firefox, for work mostly. I exited almost immediately, but when I try to run the profile with regular Firefox, I get a warning that I'm using an older version of Firefox. See attached screenshot.

Is there a way to recover the profile?

Current FF version I have is 90.0.2 on Windows 64 bit.

Asked by xerces9 9 months ago

Answered by xerces9 9 months ago

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Firefox tabs creating tabs on windows taskbar

I'm having a weird issue with Firefox today. When I open a tab it seems to open windows tabs even though everything is containing in a single firefox window. A simple res… (read more)

I'm having a weird issue with Firefox today. When I open a tab it seems to open windows tabs even though everything is containing in a single firefox window.

A simple restart didn't fix it & when I have many tabs open it quickly becomes sensory overload.

Asked by Jorden.Belanic 10 months ago

Answered by Jorden.Belanic 10 months ago

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Verschlimmbessern, the eternal Firefox updates

The German word concoction "Verschlimmbessern" which translates into "constantly 'improving' something until it actually becomes worse or dysfunctional". I'm at a point n… (read more)

The German word concoction "Verschlimmbessern" which translates into "constantly 'improving' something until it actually becomes worse or dysfunctional".

I'm at a point now where we all give up on Firefox as these constant updates and uncalled and not requested changes not only become annoying but also introduce new dysfunctionality. (just like Windows 10 updates)

Too many to list here. but this job securing through constant new updates and changes gets very annoying.

Now the search feature has changed into some absurdity having to be in the address bar. We don't need that we don't want that! we wanted like it is and always was before.

Searching support I found answers but applying them does not work: "browser.urlbar.suggest.searches" change to false Search "keyword.enabled" change to false Search "browser.fixup.alternate.enabled" change to false browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus change to false browser.urlbar.update1 change to false browser.urlbar.update1.interventions change to false browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips change to false

About to uninstall this nonsense altogether and install an old version again or better yet just give up on it and find another browser! I need a reliable browser that works and not something that annoys me after every update.

Asked by Veritas 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 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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How to target / change Firefox's main content pane?

I would like to target the whole of the main content pane in Firefox in order to overlay a visual filter on top of it. Although websites can be altered with scripts and … (read more)

I would like to target the whole of the main content pane in Firefox in order to overlay a visual filter on top of it.

Although websites can be altered with scripts and Firefox offers colour options in its preferences, these are imperfect workarounds that only target specific elements of the websites. Instead, I would like to overlay a translucent filter over the main content pane itself that would allow me to control the appearance (dimness, saturation, contrast) of the entire main content pane rather than individual elements of a website.

How would I do that? Which files, which code snippets?

Asked by ubu.zen 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Spellcheck not available

Hello, despite I have activated spell check under settings and installed two dictionaries the "language" option with the right mouse button does not exist, e.g. in this v… (read more)

Hello,

despite I have activated spell check under settings and installed two dictionaries the "language" option with the right mouse button does not exist, e.g. in this very window. What do I do wrong?

My system: WIN10 64bit, Firefox 90.0.2 (32bit)

Asked by posts 9 months ago

Answered by posts 9 months ago

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Completely lost LH bookmarks after a firefox crash where to restart where it was before ?

Hellow all An unexpected firefox crash has completely ruined where I was before. I am completely bewildered over this one. I lost my bookmarks so I´ve selected toolbars a… (read more)

Hellow all

An unexpected firefox crash has completely ruined where I was before. I am completely bewildered over this one. I lost my bookmarks so I´ve selected toolbars and the bit regarding new folder but nothing happens. This step by step approach isn´t working and in no time a time out occurs. I cannot restore and opening a new tab all I get is an unstoppable wheel. It´s pretty hopeless.

Has anyone any ideas ? rich

Asked by richwalters 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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When attempting to log into my Mozilla Firefox account on Firefox Browser on my Dell Laptop Windows 10, I see a blue loading picture in the top left corner of the screen.

So basically the title explains everything. I press the three lines in the right corner, click "Sign In" and it just takes me to the page that I have attached a photo of.… (read more)

So basically the title explains everything. I press the three lines in the right corner, click "Sign In" and it just takes me to the page that I have attached a photo of. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it twice, restarted my laptop, I do not know what to do.

Asked by bellaly438 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Mirror a Bookmark Folder?

Hey everyone! I had a quick, and maybe weird, question to ask... is there any way to have two separate bookmark folders that are complete mirrors of each other? For examp… (read more)

Hey everyone!

I had a quick, and maybe weird, question to ask... is there any way to have two separate bookmark folders that are complete mirrors of each other? For example, if I added a bookmark to one folder, then the other folder would also have the bookmark added to it.

I sure hope the answer is yes! haha. It would really help my bookmark organization OCD! :D

Thanks everyone!

Asked by Trust Kibou 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Tabs increases height when opening certain number of tabs

I don't know if its an issue with the theme or Firefox itself (I think it's Firefox because it already happened on previous versions), but when I open certain number of t… (read more)

I don't know if its an issue with the theme or Firefox itself (I think it's Firefox because it already happened on previous versions), but when I open certain number of tabs, or a tab with certain characteristics that I don't know, the whole row of tabs increases its height. And it annoys me. Thanks beforehand!

Asked by arrietismo 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago