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Accidental search engine download

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I o… (read more)

I mistakenly loaded a browser called Freshy Search. I was trying to access a CarMax type program, and Freshy downloaded. I now get the Freshy search window every time I open a new tab on Firefox. I want to delete Freshy from my computer. Thanks

Asked by swan.jamest 16 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 14 hours ago

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Video's won't play

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this l… (read more)

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this link: [https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-.../article_24b92a86-32c4-11ec-a487-3bb3f17fa133.html] won't play. It use to work, but something has changed, not by me. It will play that same video using the "Edge Browser" so there is nothing wrong with the website. However, I can play this "YouTube Video": [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAJSYk5wMiA] I also tried another link in their website, this is the weather link: [https://www.wandtv.com/weather] it starts to play, but then stops and nothing ever plays. Here is another link I tried on their website: [https://www.wandtv.com/sports/fans-ma.../article_f94f4ade-32e0-11ec-9351-ef71f52b96cd.html] It won't play either. But they all play in the "Edge Browser!" Any ideas on what changed and how do I change it back, so they will play? I prefer Firefox Browser to any other browser! Do you know what the issue could be? I appreciate your time! NiceSeeingYou

Asked by niceseeingyou 19 hours ago

Answered by niceseeingyou 7 hours ago

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Bell webmail messages not loading when I click on a folder eg "inbox".

Bell webmail messages not loading when I click on a folder. Contacted Bell & was asked to try another browser so tried Chrome & no problem. Problem is new (few da… (read more)

Bell webmail messages not loading when I click on a folder. Contacted Bell & was asked to try another browser so tried Chrome & no problem. Problem is new (few days). Checked & FF is up to date.

When I open "Bell Inbox", messages are loaded but other functions on that page are absent eg "View". When I click on "Folders" my list of folders shows but when I click on them,messages do not load.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by Werner91 20 hours ago

Answered by Werner91 20 hours ago

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Firefox Suggest

Back to Firefox after a few years away, I like the feature Firefox suggest, however, it opens up and switches to the site selected when selected, (middle button), is ther… (read more)

Back to Firefox after a few years away, I like the feature Firefox suggest, however, it opens up and switches to the site selected when selected, (middle button), is there a way to open these in the background. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by xxxnevsxxx 21 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 19 hours ago

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Firefox hover state

Hi, normaly I used the @media (hover: none) and (pointer: coarse) to remove time animation on mobile, so that when we click, the hover state appears instantly. But recen… (read more)

Hi, normaly I used the @media (hover: none) and (pointer: coarse) to remove time animation on mobile, so that when we click, the hover state appears instantly. But recently I noticed this happens on Firefox "desktop". On other browsers the animation is still smooth. Is it something that is gonna come back as before or I should change my query, or find a workaround? Thanks.

Asked by nbilodeau 23 hours ago

Answered by nbilodeau 22 hours ago

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Whats the difference between "active logins" and "cookies" when deleting history

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there … (read more)

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there seems to be some overlap. I'm interested in the technical difference between the two. I suspect "active logins" is clearing only session cookies, while "cookie" is clearing also/only non-session cookies? But I haven't been able to find reliable documentation on these details. Could someone help me out?

Asked by don119 1 day ago

Answered by don119 21 hours ago

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problem with text/font size on some websites since computer reset

I had to do a computer reset on my laptop back to factory settings, everything ok now except one annoying issue I cannot seem to resolve. Some websites I was using perfec… (read more)

I had to do a computer reset on my laptop back to factory settings, everything ok now except one annoying issue I cannot seem to resolve. Some websites I was using perfectly ok in Firefox before now show as tiny text/font size and or generally looks wrong (in firefox) and nothing I do seems to resolve the issue, for example I'm viewing some websites at 130% but some text on the page is still too small. I can view the same sites in chrome with no issues at all at normal 100% level, The best example I could give I can't paste here for obvious reasons, my hargreaves lansdown pension values text is all squashed together so individual text that shows on one line on chrome (correctly) shows as condensed into 2 lines in firefox, the text is big but the values beside it are not for example, any increase in the zoom level doesnt really resolve this issue, yes the text gets bigger but I shouldnt have to read it at 150% zoom !!! but 100% is waaay too small, and the values size is not in sync withe the text beside it. I count myself as fairly savvy technically, I've tried all sorts including clearing cache and cookies and checking settings etc in firefox but this one has me stumped, some sites work ok but it looks like Firefox may be struggling to cope with some sort of display extension that some sites are using to display some parts of their page Any ideas please ? Thanks

Asked by threeputt1 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 16 hours ago

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Huge memory consumption

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment. cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the pr… (read more)

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment.

cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the problem stopped.

Is it expected to see this problem intermittently from now?

Asked by ab2qik 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (read more)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 18 hours ago

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How to rearrange bookmarks in the Firefox Sidebar ?

When I do a search in the Sidebar, the bookmarks always appear to be in same order as they are in the main menu with the newest at the bottom of the list. However I just … (read more)

When I do a search in the Sidebar, the bookmarks always appear to be in same order as they are in the main menu with the newest at the bottom of the list.

However I just added 4 new ones & 3 are at the bottom but 1 is at the top in the Sidebar. Yet all are at the bottom in the main menu. I’d like to keep all 4 grouped together but cannot drag any of them into place.

I deleted & re-saved the bookmarks. When saving, the first one added appears at the top of the Sidebar search list & the other 3 at the bottom.

Somewhere along the way, when I edited a couple of the names the top one swapped places with one of the bottom 3 in the Sidebar. Yet they’re all in their original order at the bottom of the main menu.

Any idea why the Sidebar is changing the order?

Asked by Mike109 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Manually download firefox update

I have an isolated computer and need to update firefox on it. Where can I get the firefox update file so that I can put it on a dvd to be installed on my isolated comput… (read more)

I have an isolated computer and need to update firefox on it. Where can I get the firefox update file so that I can put it on a dvd to be installed on my isolated computer?

Asked by romon1 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Remove "Don't allow" checkbox in firefox prompt

Subsequent prompts after the first prompt has a Don't allow prompts from this host again checkbox. I want to remove this checkbox and always allow prompts from the host. … (read more)

Subsequent prompts after the first prompt has a Don't allow prompts from this host again checkbox. I want to remove this checkbox and always allow prompts from the host. The prompt is generated using JavaScript confirm box. Is there a setting in firefox that can help me achieve this? I have tried playing around with notification settings but that hasn't helped me

Attached is a photo with the prompt that shows the checkbox which I want to remove. Sorry for the bad quality

Asked by k.shehbaz 1 day ago

Answered by k.shehbaz 20 hours ago

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Unable to access usps website from home, but it came up in the staples store where I took my computer to clear the cache...all that has been done, but cannot access it from home...what does that tell you?

cannot access usps website from home, but it came up easily in the staples store. all cache has been cleared but when i got home, I still got the message "you do not hav… (read more)

cannot access usps website from home, but it came up easily in the staples store. all cache has been cleared but when i got home, I still got the message "you do not have access to this website" I have been using it to get stamps for years. any Ideas about what's wrong?

Thank you, Helen Barron <email-removed>

Asked by helenbarron 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Bookmarks recovery

Hi, I've forgotten my firefox password, so I had to change it. After this, I lost my bookmarks. Is it possible to recover them? (I don't have buckup files. I recently rei… (read more)

Hi, I've forgotten my firefox password, so I had to change it. After this, I lost my bookmarks. Is it possible to recover them? (I don't have buckup files. I recently reinstalled windows so I also has no data in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ )

Regards, Marcin Sawicki

Asked by Kligh 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Updates

I have checked to see the update status of Firefox. I am informed that it is up to date and is running V93.0 64 bit. It is my understanding that V95.0 is available. Am I … (read more)

I have checked to see the update status of Firefox.

I am informed that it is up to date and is running V93.0 64 bit. It is my understanding that V95.0 is available. Am I correct or doing something wrong?

Thank you for the help.

Asked by garry.oman 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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screenshots don't work

I am trying to restore the take screenshot icon. The suggested remedies do not work. Take screen shot does not come up as an option, no matter on which part of the page I… (read more)

I am trying to restore the take screenshot icon. The suggested remedies do not work. Take screen shot does not come up as an option, no matter on which part of the page I right press. Also, control + shift + s does not work. Finally, the screenshot icon does not show up in my list of icons to be transferred to the toolbar, so I can't do that either. How do I fix this? I use screenshot a lot, especially the option to take a shot of part of a screen.

Asked by ristaird 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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installing on linus

I now have Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and have downloaded Firefox 93 and Nightly from the main site and extracted both of them but for some reason the file that appears to … (read more)

I now have Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and have downloaded Firefox 93 and Nightly from the main site and extracted both of them but for some reason the file that appears to be the file to open Firefox won't work. Can you tell Me what I have done wrong? I know VERY very little about Linux please explain the answer in great detail.

Asked by primalbaily 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago