How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (read more)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 14 minutes ago

Does Firefox use something in Google services?

I stopped using Chrome a while ago and I use, ahem, Bing for searches. Sometimes, when I click on a link I get a "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found … (read more)

I stopped using Chrome a while ago and I use, ahem, Bing for searches. Sometimes, when I click on a link I get a "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know." while using Firefox. I copy the link and paste it into the browser Edge and the site comes up no problem. Does firefox used a cached version of Google while Edge does not? Is there a way to resolve this?

I decided to stop using Google some time ago so made the full time change to Firefox and a different search engine. A tad bothersome that Google is still there. Not really interested in going to MS Edge...

Asked by mojotre 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 19 minutes ago

Firefox constantly crashing

I am busy doing my schoolwork and firefox keeps on crashing, namely by over-using the CPU on my laptop too much. I have tried numerous routes, such as reducing the number… (read more)

I am busy doing my schoolwork and firefox keeps on crashing, namely by over-using the CPU on my laptop too much. I have tried numerous routes, such as reducing the number of browser extensions, using one of the certified performance-boosting add-ons to reduce CPU usage, I even tried limiting my tabs to a maximum of 10, all of them have failed to improve performance. This is not even mentioning the browser-induced bluescreen I just got a few minutes before writing this.

Asked by JamesTDG 22 minutes ago

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes, freezing my PC for that entire time. This also happens when I start Firefox in safemode,… (read more)

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes, freezing my PC for that entire time. This also happens when I start Firefox in safemode, and when I start my PC in safemode with networking. I have cleared the cache, I have deleted each extension, I have even deleted each and every bookmark. I have deleted, redownloaded, and reinstalled the latest version of Firefox. I have even done a full reinstall of Windows 10. My HDD is less than two months old, and shows no errors when scanned. This problem does occur with other browsers, but not for the same length of time, Chrome will use 100% of my HDD for one minute, tops. Once Firefox stops doing whatever it is doing to my HDD after an hour or so, it will run in the background using 0% of my Disk. Through all of this, the Memory use goes no higher than 18%, and CPU no higher than 45% for a few seconds.

If I open a second tab in Firefox, or a separate instance of Firefox, it does not use the HDD very much at all.

If I close all Firefox instances and then reopen a new one, it will, again bog down my HDD for about an hour.

The unacceptable solution I've come up with is to open Firefox immediately after turning on my PC and to leave it running in the background for that entire time.

Asked by Scarecrow237 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 26 minutes ago

Blocked Firefox Startup page

Hi, It seem that the Firefox.exe was hacked on my PC. Namely, there is no way to get rid of some Turkish webpages like https://www[.]ahaberci[.]com/sifresiz-trabzonspor-k… (read more)

Hi, It seem that the Firefox.exe was hacked on my PC. Namely, there is no way to get rid of some Turkish webpages like https://www[.]ahaberci[.]com/sifresiz-trabzonspor-konyaspor-canli-izle-bedava-bein-sports-1-canli-yayin-izle-justi-49375h.htm which appear on starting the Firefox. I checked for the malwares the PC with several antivirus software. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it without saving data from the previous versions, with no success. I tried all methods offered by the Firefox Help, but does not work. Please, help me to fix the problem. I am attaching screenshots to illustrate the problem.

Thank you, Katalin

link broken to avoid misclicks and malware -Andrew

Asked by Katalin 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Recieving 403 messages on 2 websites that are used often.

All of a sudden - Both of these websites below give me 403 errors. I cleared the CACHE, rebooted, checked the other settings - Nothing has been changed and I have the mo… (read more)

All of a sudden - Both of these websites below give me 403 errors. I cleared the CACHE, rebooted, checked the other settings - Nothing has been changed and I have the most recent FF version installed - 84.0.2 Also both of these can be accessed from any other browser - so it must be a FF issue.

I have used both sites for a long time with no access issues.

https://www.abmp.com/ and https://coursera.org/

All help appreciated! JM

Asked by jm201905 1 hour ago

Viewing special prices on manufacturer's website.

Hard to explain why I am asking here, but here goes: I am a reseller and use different sources. One of our vendor's websites is showing me retail pricing after I login. … (read more)

Hard to explain why I am asking here, but here goes:

I am a reseller and use different sources. One of our vendor's websites is showing me retail pricing after I login. Our special prices used to (and are supposed) be visible. If you don't log in, no prices are visible. My sales rep asked IT, who said to clear cache and cookies. And again today, he said it is on my end, not theirs.

Of course, that doesn't solve the problem. Do not even know where to begin.

Win10 Firefox 84.0.2 ABP

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 1 hour ago

tech scam locking firefox

a tech scam popped up on my firefox, I didn't call number, tried to end task, but tab kept commeing back and blocking. so I uninstalled firefox, and changed my passwor… (read more)

a tech scam popped up on my firefox, I didn't call number, tried to end task, but tab kept commeing back and blocking. so I uninstalled firefox, and changed my password. I just want to know if it will be safe to download and use again? thank you

Asked by mrgbejarano 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

How can I contact Mozilla to remove a link to a page that no longer exists?

How can I contact Mozilla to remove a link to a page that no longer exists? The page was taken down, but all the info on the page pops up on the link when I search. … (read more)

How can I contact Mozilla to remove a link to a page that no longer exists? The page was taken down, but all the info on the page pops up on the link when I search.

Asked by neagle7 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Importing mobile Safari bookmarks into Firefox(Windows 7)

I want to import my mobile Safari bookmarks into Firefox on my desktop. I have read many articles on here but none of them have helped. I had hopes for this one(https:/… (read more)

I want to import my mobile Safari bookmarks into Firefox on my desktop. I have read many articles on here but none of them have helped. I had hopes for this one(https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285031) but it was unclear whether the user was on a Mac or PC.

I have already installed iCloud for Windows and the iCloud Bookmarks add-on in Firefox. I have supposedly performed the sync operation already, but nothing seems to have transferred. I have neither the Safari bookmarks in Firefox, nor the Firefox bookmarks in Safari(which I do not want or care about as Safari will be deleted when I am done with all this) I don't see any options to adjust any kind of settings in either program.

I very much would like to get this iCloud thing to work. If that continues to be unsuccessful, is it possible to create an HTML file from the mobile Safari bookmarks and import THAT into Firefox?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Asked by reedst2002 2 hours ago

This crap appeared, on its own, on my Bookmarks Toolbar - displacing important (to me) custom bookmarks. I want this crap gone, and my custom Bookmark Toolbar returned to >MY< control.

The following is a screenshot of my Firefox browser. Included is a BULLSHIT "Other Bookmarks" tab that has displaced existing custom bookmarks. This is >NOT< help… (read more)

The following is a screenshot of my Firefox browser. Included is a BULLSHIT "Other Bookmarks" tab that has displaced existing custom bookmarks. This is >NOT< helpful. I want this crap gone, and control of my toolbar returned to ME. How do I remove this tab from the toolbar? And don't tell me it's an upgrade to the browsing experience. If I wanted to group items with a shortcut on the toolbar I would have done so. Note that I already have two groups on the toolbar. I know what I'm about. Give my back my toolbar with the custom bookmarks that >I< require.

Asked by hsconway5 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

I CANNOT delete **all** my stored passwords at once?

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to… (read more)

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to clear out all my stored passwords on this firefox browser installation, unless I simply uninstall firefox -- which is exactly what I am about to do. And now that I am aware of this appalling security flaw, I am sorry to say that I will be uninstalling it from everywhere else I use it too.

How can it possibly be that it is thought to be "OK" that in order to remove stored passwords, the user must remove each individual password separately. In my case, that is 227 passwords!! I can clear all browsing history, all cookies, all site-cache data, etc etc.... but several minutes of searching, both in the settings and more generally online, only has produced a way to remove passwords one at a time?

If i have missed the UI to do this, then I apologize for being so annoyed -- but in that case I must report that the feature is EXTREMELY well hidden.

I just cannot BELIEVE any browser I sign into with firefox sync almost instantly copies 227 passwords of mine onto a machine, and that I cannot remove them without doing several HUNDRED clicks.

What am I failing to understand here?

It would be much appreciated if some future answer to this question could also be sent to scott.petrack@gmail.com. I do not think i will be logging into my firefox account again until I can feel more secure that the act of logging in won't copy hundreds of passwords in a way which I then need to spend hours removing.

I loved this browser, but unless I am mistaken about this problem, I'm afraid I simply can no longer use it.

This particular firefox browser is running on an old old lubuntu 386 laptop. Or rather, it is about to be "was running." Perhaps this is a problem in some old old version of firefox which I am running because I am on such an old machine. It is 84.0.2 (32 bit) running on an old old Acer Aspire One. If that is the case, may I a suggest that you add to your support pages some information on how to remove ALL saved logins in a single act.

Thank you scott petrack

Asked by scott.petrack 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride

Hello, I insert on browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride KEY from https://portal.azure.com, but translate not work on Firefox, can you help? Thank you. … (read more)

Hello, I insert on browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride KEY from https://portal.azure.com, but translate not work on Firefox, can you help? Thank you.

Asked by 5264859 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

Other Bookmarks on far right side

In Firefox, the Other Bookmarks folder is on the far right of the toolbar. I've tried going into settings and changing it but I couldn't find it anywhere. It's kind of li… (read more)

In Firefox, the Other Bookmarks folder is on the far right of the toolbar. I've tried going into settings and changing it but I couldn't find it anywhere. It's kind of like in Chromebooks. I'm not sure how it happened, maybe when I was wiping down my keyboard with a cloth? If anyone could help please do.

Asked by amylastlast123 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

Firefox Sync sign in is stuck

Firefox Sync sign in is stuck. Console shows: WebChannel error: No Such Channel Working... Response not received for: fxaccounts:can_link_account Firefox Browser 84.0.2 o… (read more)

Firefox Sync sign in is stuck.

Console shows: WebChannel error: No Such Channel Working... Response not received for: fxaccounts:can_link_account

Firefox Browser 84.0.2 on macOS Mojave 10.14.6

Asked by alcocerp 5 hours ago