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No search engines available and can't add ones even on sites with OpenSearch

My dad did somethink with Avast antivirus(at least he said so) and after that we have no search engine available. If you try to type something in a serch bar you can only… (read more)

My dad did somethink with Avast antivirus(at least he said so) and after that we have no search engine available. If you try to type something in a serch bar you can only open direct links. Default search engine button in the settings does not respond and even following instructions on the site I can't add new search engines. Tried Google, YouTube and DuckDuckGo but to no avail. There is just no option to add new search engine.

P.S. Don't know how to reach russian-speaking support, so screenshots are in russian with some explanations on top.

Asked by karassukira 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Standard8 3 weeks ago

setting to allow Flash in Firefox 84.0.2?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-adobe-flash says Firefox 84 still supports Flash. Yet on some learning websites that use Flash still, like alison.com bu… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-adobe-flash says Firefox 84 still supports Flash. Yet on some learning websites that use Flash still, like alison.com but it doesn't really matter where right, it shows this where the flash app should be and all blank white around it: (see "capture" screenshot below)

And I can't click on it nor is there a pop-up bar nor a little plugin icon at the beginning of the URL / address box to click on.

How do i enable it?

I found this: (see "extensions,plugins,shockwave_flash" screenshot) Am I close? :)

Asked by Roger 1 month ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 1 month ago

End of Flash Player

I need to continue to use an application (Web Site) built with Flash Player for the first 3 months of 2021. Flash Player support ends on December 31st 2020. What is the … (read more)

I need to continue to use an application (Web Site) built with Flash Player for the first 3 months of 2021. Flash Player support ends on December 31st 2020. What is the plan at Mozilla in terms of restricting access to Flash Player in 2021? - For example, is there a timebomb in the browser so that Flash Player will seize to work on December 31st? - If not, would Flash Player become inaccessible following the first browser update in 2021? If yes, do we know when date is scheduled for approximately? - Will the behavior be the same for all Firefox versions (Light, Enterprise, iOS, Android, etc..). Thank you!

Asked by pascal.landreville 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Default Language problems

Search results keep coming up in Russian. I have cleared the cache, the history, for all time, installed the language add-on, and even reinstalled Firefox. Still coming… (read more)

Search results keep coming up in Russian. I have cleared the cache, the history, for all time, installed the language add-on, and even reinstalled Firefox. Still coming up in Russian.

Asked by DavidRussell9561 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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How Do I Change/Disable Keyboard Shortcuts?

I do not use the majority of keyboard controls in Firefox-- only Ctrl+F. Lately, I've noticed that using Ctrl+I in editor windows also pops up the Page Info window, which… (read more)

I do not use the majority of keyboard controls in Firefox-- only Ctrl+F. Lately, I've noticed that using Ctrl+I in editor windows also pops up the Page Info window, which I have never used on purpose and am perfectly comfortable accessing via Firefox's menubar.

I have been searching for over an hour, and every Firefox add-on that I can find to fix this problem has been removed.

Ideally, I would like to be able to configure all of my keyboard shortcuts, but practically I will settle for being able to disable Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, and Ctrl-U.

Asked by Viktyr C Gehrig 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

I am setting colors as you prescribe but ugly bluish color steel show up.Please help.

bold text Firefox 82.02. I am setting colors as you prescribe, but ugly bluish color steel show up. xxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx Precisely - colors do not change. xxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx If… (read more)

bold text Firefox 82.02. I am setting colors as you prescribe, but ugly bluish color steel show up. xxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx Precisely - colors do not change. xxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx

If you solve this problem with Firefox /setup colors similar to IE / you will be TOP BROWSER!!!

(email address removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website)

Asked by vitren 4 months ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 4 months ago

How to change the audio output of Firefox?

Hello! The audio output of Firefox is always set to the speakers of my laptop. I can't hear videos or music via my headphones or another audio device (Steinberg UR 22 mk… (read more)

Hello! The audio output of Firefox is always set to the speakers of my laptop. I can't hear videos or music via my headphones or another audio device (Steinberg UR 22 mkII). When I take other browsers or spotify, the audio output is allways on the plugged in devices. But with Firefox I only hear it through laptop speakers.

Asked by joseph.bohm0 4 months ago

Last reply by BILL 4 months ago

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can't control my own browser

I have a new computer. When I try to make certain customizations in Firefox, I get the message: Your browser is being managed by your organization. There is no organiza… (read more)

I have a new computer. When I try to make certain customizations in Firefox, I get the message: Your browser is being managed by your organization. There is no organization. It's just me. I'm not a business. According to my computer settings, I am Administrator. What can I do regarding Firefox?

Asked by tanzergail1 6 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 6 months ago

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TOOLBAR and Drop down FONT SIZE ADJUSTMENT?

I'm struggling with my vision and need to increase the size of the fonts on the browser toolbar and associated drop downs. Can you please advise where that control is? … (read more)

I'm struggling with my vision and need to increase the size of the fonts on the browser toolbar and associated drop downs. Can you please advise where that control is?

Asked by StuckNtrfk 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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facebook container

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for i… (read more)

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for it if someone was making sure to exclusively open facebook.com in its own profile. Say you set up a profile(from about:profiles) namely "BIg Brothers" for notorious trackers like google, facebook , twitter etc so they can perpetually track each other with simple rules to observe like : - Never open an external(shared) link - Never access any other website through that profile.

Is there a particular feature the add-on is bringing up that the native interface is missing ? The other reason is add-ons are great but they tend to bloat the system impeding the browsing experience. I am the kind of guy who opens 7 concurrent tabs each running heavy js code so the lighter the better.

Thank you in advance,

Dom

Asked by domignon 11 months ago

Last reply by user2851622 6 months ago

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Extensions / profil / sync ?

Hello, Here is the problem I encounter in firefox (windows 7 system): - the extensions are no longer functional - reinstalling them solves the problem only until the next… (read more)

Hello, Here is the problem I encounter in firefox (windows 7 system): - the extensions are no longer functional - reinstalling them solves the problem only until the next start - fixing firefox did not solve the problem. When I thought about it I wondered if the problem did not follow the use of 'sync' in a non-administrator profile under ubuntu. I disconnected this machine (ubuntu) via the sync interface on my PC but the problem persists. What should I do, knowing that I currently no longer have access to this ubuntu computer (if the problem really comes from there)?

Bonjour, Voici le problème que je rencontre dans firefox (système windows 7) : - les extensions ne sont plus fonctionnels - leur réinstallation ne règle le problème que jusqu'au démarrage suivant - réparer firefox n'a pas résolu le problème. En y réfléchissant je me suis demandé si le problème ne fait pas suite à l'usage de 'sync' dans un profil non-administrateur sous ubuntu. J'ai déconnecté cette machine (ubuntu) via l'interface sync sur mon PC mais le problème perdure. Que faire, sachant que je n'ai actuellement plus accès à cet ordi ubuntu (si tant est que le problème vienne réellement de là) ?

Asked by pie3re-sync 8 months ago

Last reply by pie3re-sync2 8 months ago

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How can I change the font size of tabs and menu?

I used to use Theme & Font Size Changer and was able to change the fonts to large and bold so I could read them. Now it doesn't work because of Firefox "upgrades". … (read more)

I used to use Theme & Font Size Changer and was able to change the fonts to large and bold so I could read them. Now it doesn't work because of Firefox "upgrades". There really should be an easier way to change fonts, both sizes and colors, because not everyone is 20 years old with great eyesight. Is there a fairly easy way to do this? I'll even take a not-so-easy way if it works.

BTW, I've used "Firefox Colors" and it does make it a bit easier, but I really need to be able to increase the size of the text AND bold it.

Asked by rosawood 1 year ago

Last reply by wdg.photo 8 months ago

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All webpages continue scrolling after I've taken my fingers off the touchpad

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1. When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fin… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1.

When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fingers off the touchpad, the page keeps scrolling until it slowly slows down and eventually stops or hits the end of the page. It doesn't then stop when I place my fingers back on the touchpad, so it just carries on regardless to another part of the page. It's ludicrous as it just goes past whatever I'm trying to look at! If I keep my fingers on the touchpad it stays put but as soon as I take them off, it's off on it's jollies again.

Is there anyway to disable this? I've unchecked smooth scrolling and autoscrolling. I've never had Firefox behave like this before on any Linux distro.

Asked by firefox739 9 months ago

Last reply by AKASH kUMAR 9 months ago

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Open the payload of a HTTP error

I'm a software developer working on backend services, always juggling between Firefox and Chrome (because none of them fully satisfy my needs). What I need from them is t… (read more)

I'm a software developer working on backend services, always juggling between Firefox and Chrome (because none of them fully satisfy my needs). What I need from them is to behave the way it will be most practical for me, which isn't necessarily aligned with the majority of users.

My current problem is this. I work with APIs which in my daily work often return various HTTP errors. These errors also contain a payload which describes the problem in detail. I want to be able to see this payload easily in the browser. Yes, I can use other tools like Postman for this (which I do), but for simple GET requests without special request headers it would be much more practical to just use a browser.

Currently, when my API opens an error (for example a 400 Bad Request), Firefox decides to just silently go back into the previous page (undos the URL change). If I open the Network tab in the Web Developer view, I can however see the failing response with all of its details. Still, this is too impractical for me.

BTW, the response contains a custom Content-Type which isn't recognized by Firefox by default. But Firefox isn't downloading the payload as a file (like it would usually do for a successful page load of an unknown Content-Type), it just silently doesn't do anything. I've installed an extension to handle my custom Content-Types (called "Open in Browser"), but since Firefox isn't attempting to open this one, I can't use it in this case.

So, how can I force Firefox to stay on that URL and show the response payload in the window? If not in vanilla Firefox, any plugins? I've already kind of spent too much time on this for my liking. :/

Asked by marko.vodanovic 9 months ago

Last reply by AKASH kUMAR 9 months ago