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Yahoo intruded and set itself as default search, even though Google was and is still listed as default.

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click b… (read more)

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click browsers, but that didn't affect its unwanted function as default search. This began out of the blue several days ago, and I have no idea how. I dislike Yahoo in general and have not been on that site. I'm getting really frustrated!

Asked by hejsan13 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ?

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do? Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use t… (read more)

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do?

Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use those totally insecurity and unreliable companies! Paradox #2: Firefox don't even show those extensions mentioned above! Paradox #3: Even when I remove them from "Options->Search Engines" these ones keep being enabled and hidden! Paradox #4: Third party program needed to manage those Firefox hidden extensions! I Disable all above extensions by "CCleaner" and: Paradox #5: they comes back by default in every Firefox damn update!

I wish I'm wrong I would pleased if someone explain in an article, or even in few words, why all those. I think Mozilla should detailed explain.

Thanks in advance and Sorry for my English.

Asked by AntonyMan 2 years ago

Last reply by rdurost 1 year ago

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Disable or erase "Recently Bookmarked"

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in … (read more)

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in the Support, despite doing searches using several different search terms. It is a strange thing to have without being able to erase it or disable it, especially since bookmarks saved during "private window" searches show up there.

Asked by bpghayward 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Amazon allowed to change my password in Firefox?

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at … (read more)

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at my 'password box' and can see that the number of characters (the black dots) are of a far greater number than the number of characters in my current password by more than 200. When I go to 'Security' in Firefox to view my password, it has indeed changed to a random selection of 200 plus characters. When I erase these characters and retype my original password, Amazon will accept the change and I can log in.

My question: Although I don't expect anyone to know why Amazon is doing this, I'm baffled as to how Firefox can be manipulated by Amazon so as to change my password.

Has anyone experienced this and is there any advice? I'm hopeful that an actual Amazon tech will have a response to this as well as the community.

Thank you,

Placerville

Asked by Placerville 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Videos Still Autoplaying

Hello. I'm trying to get Firefox to stop autoplaying videos. Under the autoplay settings in Options, I have selected "Block Audio and Video." Didn't work, videos play mut… (read more)

Hello.

I'm trying to get Firefox to stop autoplaying videos. Under the autoplay settings in Options, I have selected "Block Audio and Video." Didn't work, videos play muted. After searching for a solution, I found a suggestion to try to set the "media.autoplay.allow-muted" to false in about:config. Nothing changed, they're still playing muted.

I'm specifically referring to videos on Facebook and Twitter.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks.

Asked by wdvg 2 years ago

Last reply by bvji 1 year ago

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problem with entering paypal without password using firefox browser

I have never agreed to not use a password with paypal with my firefox browser. Today I was let into my paypal account without being asked for my password. How do I resu… (read more)

I have never agreed to not use a password with paypal with my firefox browser. Today I was let into my paypal account without being asked for my password. How do I resume being asked for my password?

Asked by sondraya 2 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 year ago

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Why Are All These Hidden Extensions in my Firefox Add-Ons?

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page: Amazon.com ext… (read more)

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page:

Amazon.com extension Bing extension

ClearURLs extension <-- Oops! I actually installed this, to try to trim URLs of all the tracking crap when I paste one into a Facebook comment.

DuckDuckGo extension eBay extension Wikipedia (en) extension

All of the other extensions listed are ones I installed and wish to keep. EVERY time I install Firefox, I go to the One-Click Search Engines list and remove all but Google.

I don't know how these wormed their way in, but they don't seem to add any functionality for me.

Asked by rdurost 2 years ago

Last reply by Mr Bates 1 year ago

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Can't log in to Mint with Firefox

I am dealing with what appears to be a browser issue. When I try to log in to my Mint account using Firefox, it requires me to verify that I am not a robot. Then using re… (read more)

I am dealing with what appears to be a browser issue. When I try to log in to my Mint account using Firefox, it requires me to verify that I am not a robot. Then using reCAPTCHA it brings up a set of images that I click. After clicking each set it keeps bringing up new sets of images and prevents me from logging in.

When I contacted Mint they said I needed to clear cookies in Firefox. So I cleared cookies and still cannot log in. It keeps throwing new sets of images at me over and over. I have been easily able to log in to Mint using Firefox in the past, but just recently it will not allow me to log in. I do not understand why.

I chatted with Mint who told me to use Chrome. I tried using Chrome and I can log in using Chrome. Why can't I log in using Firefox?

Also, is it feasible to offer a chat window to discuss this problem?

Ron Hadsall ronhadsall@gmail.com

Asked by ronhadsall 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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File Upload popup

I go to a website and need to upload a file. I click the upload file button on the web page and the pop up will not appear. I've done every option imaginable for Pop-ups … (read more)

I go to a website and need to upload a file. I click the upload file button on the web page and the pop up will not appear. I've done every option imaginable for Pop-ups to no avail.

What security setting am I missing?

It works in chrome which I prefer not to use but I suppose I'll make the switch if I have to.

Regards,

Asked by v22tweek 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox logging me out and deleting all saved passwords

Firefox logs me out every single day and when it logs me out of my Firefox account, it deletes all of my saved usernames and passwords. I have searched through all of the… (read more)

Firefox logs me out every single day and when it logs me out of my Firefox account, it deletes all of my saved usernames and passwords. I have searched through all of the help articles I could find related to this and nothing has changed.

Asked by loreguardian 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I force Firefox to use my Windows 10 default location?

I'm running Windows 10. I have set my default location with Windows Maps. Firefox ignores it. Can I force Firefox to ignore ISP responses and use my default location ins… (read more)

I'm running Windows 10. I have set my default location with Windows Maps.

Firefox ignores it.

Can I force Firefox to ignore ISP responses and use my default location instead?

Asked by d29bear446 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I can't access my gmail account: I cant get into my gmail account, i know the password. Maybe someone is using my gmail

i try to get into my account of gmail, mkore than 5 times i have to try. I know the password and it doesnt make anything, almost I have one password that gave me FIREFOX … (read more)

i try to get into my account of gmail, mkore than 5 times i have to try. I know the password and it doesnt make anything, almost I have one password that gave me FIREFOX ACCOUNT and it doesnt work. Probably somebody is using my account of gmail: amorzero951@gmail.com, because usually I´ve been used rented computers becaise in my country its commun if you dont have your owns computer.

Asked by amorzero951 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I disable this new certificate warning function that showed up with new update

How do I disable the new certificate warnings that showed up with a recent update. I use industrial strength security software on my systems. I don't need nor want Firefo… (read more)

How do I disable the new certificate warnings that showed up with a recent update. I use industrial strength security software on my systems. I don't need nor want Firefox blocking every web site I visit. Firefox is starting to act like Microsoft. I have used Mozilla products since you started but sometimes you drive me crazy ;o) Thanx, Mike

Asked by register19 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Via Health ads and Google searches

I have used Firefox for many years but it recently has been taken over by Via Health and Google. I am unable to delete the ads and when I search for a topic, Google retur… (read more)

I have used Firefox for many years but it recently has been taken over by Via Health and Google. I am unable to delete the ads and when I search for a topic, Google returns several questions (pertinent to the search topic) instead of finding the web site. Its an endless loop of question. Please advise how to delete via health ads and google unusual behavior. I have had to switch to MS edge to conduct any search.

Asked by kreilick 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Saved Password Settings

Hello, My privacy settings never actually save. More specifically, the autofill username/password settings. Every day I have to go back and check the box for autofill. I … (read more)

Hello,

My privacy settings never actually save. More specifically, the autofill username/password settings. Every day I have to go back and check the box for autofill. I would like this setting to just remain so I don't have to do this every day. My Firefox is up to date.

Asked by bree.lutzow 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago