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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (read more)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

How to remove permissions from harmful add-ons

I accidentally enabled an add-on that basically disables firefox as a search engine and is just, over all, a pain. I've tried removing and disabling it but it always come… (read more)

I accidentally enabled an add-on that basically disables firefox as a search engine and is just, over all, a pain. I've tried removing and disabling it but it always comes back. I looked up how to do it and got an extremely outdated answer. I am using 96.0.2. Thanks.

Asked by mktaylo25 53 minutes ago

Last reply by Seburo 23 minutes ago

Deleted web browsers

I inadvertently (Stupidly!) deleted all web browsers on my spare computer. I re-installed Firefox on that computer but still cannot get web access. What can I do? … (read more)

I inadvertently (Stupidly!) deleted all web browsers on my spare computer. I re-installed Firefox on that computer but still cannot get web access. What can I do?

Asked by roland39 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 24 minutes ago

Firefox (Canonical/Ubuntu) snap app can't open external apps does firefox have --classic confinement policy

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows… (read more)

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows that ask for me to select the application to open the link.. When doing this the only option have I have is System Handler and Choose Application.. Neither option is helpful.. This did not happen with firefox packaged with .deb .. I am assuming that this deal with snap sandbox security.. I later read an article

I did a little reading and came across a link https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-snap-introducing-classic-confinement

Which instructed on how to create a snap with --classic confinement.. I am not sure if this will resolve the issue that I am having .. But I didn't find that I could install firefox snap with the --classic option.. I am not that familiar with snaps so I could be completely off but wanted to know if someone could look into it..

I would like to add an image but it doesn't seem like firefox will allow me to on this page. (Browse is not opening a window) Also copy and paste didn't work

Asked by lradical 2 days ago

Last reply by lradical 49 minutes ago

bookmarks

Hello dear admin I lost all of my bookmarks and try many ways to recover them as example , uninstall and install firefox or restore from previous backup , or import from … (read more)

Hello dear admin I lost all of my bookmarks and try many ways to recover them as example , uninstall and install firefox or restore from previous backup , or import from file , or import from another browser like edge ,.... but didnt work even I cant add any new bookmark in my toolbar or bookmarks menu I read and did all of internet guid in mozilla forum but cant back them up . thank you.

Asked by ja.jahanbani 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

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Open .bib files in new tab

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files,… (read more)

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files, is to just show them as text (either in the same tab, or a new tab). For example if you search for a publication on Google scholar, and click the quotation mark and then BiBTeX, you get the bibliographical information shown as text directly in the browser (see attached screenshot).

However, many other websites and journals instead give you a link to an actual .bib file, instead of just serving up the text. But since a .bib file is just a plain text file, it should be no problem for Firefox to display this text. However, when I go under settings and try to select default actions for .bib files, my only options are to either save the file, or open it with another application (i.e., not Firefox). For other file types, for example .pdf, it works to select Open in Firefox as the default action, but not for .bib files.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

I'm using Firefox 95.0.2 on Mac OS 12.1

Thanks, Tor

Asked by tor.nordam 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Images are displayed with different colors

Firefox is showing images with different colors. I tried changing gfx.color_management.mode pref to 0 on the about:config page to disable Color but it did not help. Pleas… (read more)

Firefox is showing images with different colors. I tried changing gfx.color_management.mode pref to 0 on the about:config page to disable Color but it did not help. Please advice

Asked by jayakrishnan.kct 21 hours ago

Last reply by jayakrishnan.kct 1 hour ago

Walmart Site Not Working Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for pro… (read more)

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for products but when you try to add a product to the cart nothing happens. You also can't actually go to the cart. Last time I used Walmart was a few weeks ago and everything worked fine!

Asked by brw111 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

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An observation

I have noticed that some business websites do not work correctly with Firefox. Here are a few ; Lowes Home Improvement, NJ Covid vaccine, Labcorp, Picattiny Federal Credi… (read more)

I have noticed that some business websites do not work correctly with Firefox. Here are a few ; Lowes Home Improvement, NJ Covid vaccine, Labcorp, Picattiny Federal Credit Union, Clover Health, Walmart.

Could this be due the fact the fact that according java FF does not support the technology behind java?

In the case of Walmart, I was having a problem placing an order and asked for help, the email response did not mention FF.

https://www.walmart.com/ https://www.picacreditunion.com https://newjersey.github.io/vaccine-locations/NJ-COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations.pdf https://www.lowes.com https://patient.labcorp.com/landing https://my.cloverhealth.com/login/?next=/

Most of these website deal with confidential information.

Asked by mike-a 5 days ago

Answered by mike-a 2 hours ago

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How to update OpenH264 from V1.8.1.1 to V2.1.1

Hello, I am trying to update OpenH264 but I can't find on how to update it. Is there a way to do it? I got the dll file. I have tried to use the install extension from fi… (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to update OpenH264 but I can't find on how to update it. Is there a way to do it? I got the dll file. I have tried to use the install extension from file but it does not show the dll file on my desktop.

Asked by DVT 3 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 hours ago

My Bookmark tab shows absolutely nothing, but still registers that my bookmarks exist.

I need to access my bookmarks quickly and efficiently. But the icons for my bookmarks are not showing up! I don't know what to do and I really need them to show up. The s… (read more)

I need to access my bookmarks quickly and efficiently. But the icons for my bookmarks are not showing up! I don't know what to do and I really need them to show up. The space that they usually are at is still there, but the icons aren't.

Asked by thefoulestfowl 5 hours ago

Last reply by andrdc 2 hours ago

Firefox takes 90 seconds to load after update to v. 96

Hello, Before I updated to version 96, Firefox was FAST, loaded almost instantly, and worked great. Now, it takes 90 seconds to load and even longer to open a link. I can… (read more)

Hello, Before I updated to version 96, Firefox was FAST, loaded almost instantly, and worked great. Now, it takes 90 seconds to load and even longer to open a link. I can hear the HD seeking constantly only when Firefox has loaded. Using Win7 64bit, HP Envy tower with core i7 3.2 Ghz, resource meters: CPU almost zero, memory about 25%. Thanks Steve

Asked by SteveG1980 15 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Javascript for temporary extensions just doesn't work

Hopefully this is the appropriate place to ask. Javascript just doesn't seem to work for temporary extensions. When I couldn't get my own extension to work, I tried to fo… (read more)

Hopefully this is the appropriate place to ask. Javascript just doesn't seem to work for temporary extensions. When I couldn't get my own extension to work, I tried to follow the tutorial in "Your second extension" (link) and it also just doesn't work. HTML and CSS load just fine but it's none functional. I can't even get a simple log out to console.

I just updated to Windows 11 a few days ago. Is it possible there is some setting I changed a long time ago that is causing this behavior?

Asked by clarke980 21 hours ago

Last reply by clarke980 3 hours ago

Incorrect display of Cyrillic and Latin symbols

Hello! Firefox 96.0.2 64bit, encountered an issue: symbols for Cyrillic and Latin looks like taken from different fonts, related screenshot attached. It's not so critical… (read more)

Hello! Firefox 96.0.2 64bit, encountered an issue: symbols for Cyrillic and Latin looks like taken from different fonts, related screenshot attached. It's not so critical, but annoying. What can I do about this?

Asked by kosstup 1 day ago

Last reply by kosstup 4 hours ago

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Java 96.0.2 (64-bit)

Hello, I have searched online and support.mozilla.org forum for an hour and I can not get a result for my question. I am simply looking for a way to enable java in case o… (read more)

Hello,

I have searched online and support.mozilla.org forum for an hour and I can not get a result for my question. I am simply looking for a way to enable java in case of demand. Java 96.0.2 (64-bit) is the version i have for windows 10 64 bit.

Asked by REA 4 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 hours ago