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I seriouly think google is manipulating my computer

Everything started when I was fed up with ads on youtube. I purchased ad blocks. Then I had troubles with ad blocks. Ad blocks keeps breaking down. It will work for a… (read more)

Everything started when I was fed up with ads on youtube. I purchased ad blocks. Then I had troubles with ad blocks. Ad blocks keeps breaking down. It will work for a few weeks then cracking. This went on for a long time until finally they said I had an old version, that I have to download the current version and they sent me a link. I tried it and then the link said I have to choose a paying option. I knew that's not a special link. They just sent me the same link for buying a new adblocks. I subscribed a 5 year program. And their service didn't even last a year.

In the mean time google keep flashing the ad of subscribing to youtube with a prime service.

But I started to download Firefox. I had a terrible time downloading it. I failed a couple of times. I finally managed to download and install Firefox. In the mean time the suspicion about google is messing around with my account started.

I haven't been happy with google for a long time, ever since they started to monitor people's comments on youtube. So after I deleted my videos and then I went into troubles of making comments on youtube. Finally I succeeded changing the code they gave me to a name I can remember. In the mean time they discontinued my account. All kind of things happening to me. I finally shrugged them off as a matter of miscommunication. But the flashing ads became a flashing warnings, something like you must choose google or discontinue adblocks. Then I started searching if there's a battle between google and adblocks. Finally firefox came through, and I was still troubled by annoying ads. Finally I got so mad, I just deleted adblocks completely out of my computer. And somehow I found firefox has an option I can turn on to block the ads. Ever since then I was enjoying watching youtube again. And google's warning became more frequent and I just close the window without choosing any options.

All through this period, I ran into troubles with my computer on and off. I keep telling myself it's because my grandson is playing with my computer. But I cannot help thinking things are really getting out of hand. I need some help.

My grandson finally getting used to using my daughter's computer. I really shouldn't have that much trouble any longer. This morning when the stock market started trading. My Robinhood page didn't update and showing the durrent stock prices. It went on for a while. I googled if the market is on holiday. It's not a holiday. Then I tried to refresh the page, and nothing works. I finally deleted the page and started a new page. Then it worked. This went on for about an hour. It seriously disturbed me a great deal. I chatted with Robinhood, and they said they didn't have any trouble with their internet. I know it's time to ask help from Firefox. It's google messing up with my account. Can anyone tell me otherwise? Please help.

Asked by shenjee888 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Restore Tabs

when updating to latest firefox browser, all my tabs are gone. "Restore tabs" is not appearing as an option. 1 - any troubleshooting tips? 2 - does this happen everytim… (read more)

when updating to latest firefox browser, all my tabs are gone. "Restore tabs" is not appearing as an option.

1 - any troubleshooting tips? 2 - does this happen everytime when updating firefox?

Asked by yobk 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Server GUI not displayed after recent update

I use firefox on my mac to connect to the webgui on proxmox and casaos. Up until the recent update everything works great. Now, however, all I get is a blank screen wi… (read more)

I use firefox on my mac to connect to the webgui on proxmox and casaos. Up until the recent update everything works great. Now, however, all I get is a blank screen with no activity. The same bookmark works great in safari and brave browser. I tried deleting the cache and reloading everything as well as the certs related to the websites. I even deleted firefox and reloaded and got the same behavior.

Doesnt happen with firefox on my linux or windows machines, only the macos. Doesnt happen on other browsers but I would like to keep using firefox.

Asked by johnborges.fl 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Invasive icon on my mac toolbar

I have this invasive purple Firefox icon that state that "firefox is capturing your screen". I hate it because it looks suspicious. I need it disabled and completely off… (read more)

I have this invasive purple Firefox icon that state that "firefox is capturing your screen". I hate it because it looks suspicious. I need it disabled and completely off. Otherwise, I have to get firfox uninstalled from my computer. I can't have something that I don't have control over. unacceptable.

Asked by cisselamine2002 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

How can I see what cookies have been installed?

How can I see what cookies have been installed? In "Privacy & Security" | "Cookies and Site Data" I can see the web sites that downloaded cookies and how many, but n… (read more)

How can I see what cookies have been installed? In "Privacy & Security" | "Cookies and Site Data" I can see the web sites that downloaded cookies and how many, but not what they are.

Asked by c.bores 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Recover lost Onetab data

Hello. I was having issues with my open tabs in FF crashing in the past 24 hours. I had to restart FF this morning to get the problem to stop. To my dismay, it appears t… (read more)

Hello. I was having issues with my open tabs in FF crashing in the past 24 hours. I had to restart FF this morning to get the problem to stop.

To my dismay, it appears that all of my Onetab data saved over the past year was wiped out in the process. I'm a writer, and I save these links for article research, and would like to recover as many as possible.

Any assistance would be appreciated! I use Idrive for backup, and would need to know the directory pathway if they were to help me to recover this data (if that's even possible).

Thanks in advance! Claudia

Asked by forthwrite 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

My Firefox (just updated to latest version) will not show videos from Ring.com

My Firefox (just updated to latest version) will not show videos from Ring.com. This has been going on for over a month and spans several version releases. However, I c… (read more)

My Firefox (just updated to latest version) will not show videos from Ring.com. This has been going on for over a month and spans several version releases. However, I can get other browsers (Safari, Chrome, Vivaldi) to view the videos. (I am using a Mac, latest operating system.) I have just been trying to view a video from my Ring account for the last 10 minutes and it will not load and show.

Can you help?

Asked by LLKRAUS 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox options, preferences and settings was edited by Mozinet

Is this real? Benne having problems in Firefox can't us the "move to function to file emails. It dfaults to create new. I asked a question in the support page and now … (read more)

Is this real? Benne having problems in Firefox can't us the "move to function to file emails. It dfaults to create new. I asked a question in the support page and now I get the email. Firefox options, preferences and settings was edited by Mozinet. First time for this one.

Asked by mpkelley 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Automatically show/hide download panel/button

How do I make it so that firefox automatically show the download panel or download button (either way is fine) AND automatically hides the button (not just panel) when th… (read more)

How do I make it so that firefox automatically show the download panel or download button (either way is fine) AND automatically hides the button (not just panel) when the downloaded file is opened? (perhaps a setting to automatically clear the history?)

I tried searching around but couldn't find a solution for automatically hiding the button. There used to be a config option to automatically delete download history. but I can't find it anymore (I'm on firefox 119)

Thanks for the help.

Asked by Allen Liao 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Find Bar

Whenever I open the find bar while deleting the phrases and words, it shows the one word highlighted or its phrase highlighted on the find bar whenever I reopen after del… (read more)

Whenever I open the find bar while deleting the phrases and words, it shows the one word highlighted or its phrase highlighted on the find bar whenever I reopen after deleting the phrases and words. I need help for this ?

Asked by rizvi.zainab492 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Weird text in firefox fixes itself when firefox is turned off

Firefox displays weird characters in text when some pages are loaded. This appears to happen with Helvetica font and maybe some others. The problem seems to go away when … (read more)

Firefox displays weird characters in text when some pages are loaded. This appears to happen with Helvetica font and maybe some others. The problem seems to go away when firefox is launched in safe mode, and does not occur in other browsers. After a little digging I found when I turn hardware acceleration off the problem seems to fix itself. I'd rather not operate firefox with this option off, and I have a relatively new mac so this shouldn't be an issue. Is there a better way to solve this problem? Attached are pictures of the issue when hardware acceleration is on. As you can see, there are weird characters that display on the right.

Asked by Braden Bouwman 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Certain parts of the Firefox UI are displaying a weird font rather than standard latin one

Like the title says, certain part of UI, including text fields, are displaying the font shown in the screenshot I added. I tried disabling add-ons and updating the app, b… (read more)

Like the title says, certain part of UI, including text fields, are displaying the font shown in the screenshot I added. I tried disabling add-ons and updating the app, but neither worked.

Asked by Rhea& Padilla 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox will NOT LET ME assign a downloads folder, and doesn't ask (though that is checked)

Firefox will NOT LET ME assign a downloads folder, and doesn't ever ask where to save (though that IS checked). There is NOTHING the support base or community I can fin… (read more)

Firefox will NOT LET ME assign a downloads folder, and doesn't ever ask where to save (though that IS checked). There is NOTHING the support base or community I can find addressing this. It tells you to check "ask" and or to assign a downloads folder. Well, I Have checked "ask" and it doesn't ask. And it will not let me select a downloads folder.

And all downloads "fail." So I cannot use Firefox io download anything.

This is a bug. The settings do not work.

I have updated to latest version, this has been the case thru multiple versions. I am using a M1 Macbook pro with Monterey OS.

Asked by SamanthaRose 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

lettering /Font

One of the best things about Firefox is that i could use other fonts on the website and now I can't. Just stuck with this crappy one.. or tell me how to change it as I … (read more)

One of the best things about Firefox is that i could use other fonts on the website and now I can't. Just stuck with this crappy one.. or tell me how to change it as I have tried..

Asked by stilla7thgrader 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox 119.0 - Unable to set PDF Orientation

Hey there, Starting with Firefox v115, you had to set layout.css.page-size.enabled to false in about:config to get the page orientation back for printing PDFs (i.e. Port… (read more)

Hey there,

Starting with Firefox v115, you had to set layout.css.page-size.enabled to false in about:config to get the page orientation back for printing PDFs (i.e. Portrait or Landscape).

It seems with the release of v119, this once again is broken and the layout.css.page-size.enabled setting no longer works. Is there something else that needs to be done now? We rely heavily on this and our current workaround is installing the ESR version of Firefox but seems like it'll catch up eventually.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Asked by jdp68 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

Biometric authorization

Hi! I am trying to have a biometric authorization with touch ID on Mac, and it says on the website that the option should pop up when i go to the password settings, but i… (read more)

Hi! I am trying to have a biometric authorization with touch ID on Mac, and it says on the website that the option should pop up when i go to the password settings, but it doesn't, and I don't know how to do it otherwise, or if I should use an extension for example. I find this feature very useful to keep my infos private! Thank you in advance and have a good day!

Asked by yourinaldo 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Opening Firefox browser

My Firefox browser always shows nine icons for sites I regularly visit. That's nice. Lately, though, icons for sites I do not want keep popping up displacing ones I do. I… (read more)

My Firefox browser always shows nine icons for sites I regularly visit. That's nice. Lately, though, icons for sites I do not want keep popping up displacing ones I do. I delete them and get my favorites back but it's really annoying. Can you stop this?

Asked by bobuetz 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago