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Accented characters appear with extra accent mark: ´á ´é ´í ´ó ´ú (intermittently).

After Firefox has been open more than a few minutes, usually with at least two or three windows and/or tabs open, when I try to type accented characters (á, é, í, ó, ú Á … (read more)

After Firefox has been open more than a few minutes, usually with at least two or three windows and/or tabs open, when I try to type accented characters (á, é, í, ó, ú Á É Í Ó Ú) they come out with an extra accent mark preceding the accented letter (´á ´é ´í ´ó ´ú). I usually have a WebWhatsApp window open.

This doesn't happen in other browsers or other programs that take text.

At the same time, the Ctrl+F (for find) function stops working. If I close all of the windows, and attempt to reopen Firefox, I get an error that says that Firefox is still running, and do I want to close it? I say yes, and it closes. And for a short or longer while, the problems go away. Then they come back.


Using Spanish (Mexico) language and Latin American keyboard, with Español (Mexico) language pack installed.

Lenovo Flex 3 -1570 laptop, Windows 10 Home v. 1803 . Updated Firefox Quantum 66.0.5. Had Firefox "optimized" a few times by my Lenovo tech support subscription service. No effect.

Asked by bergepet 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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page set up is in metric

My page set up just changed from inches to metric. Paper size is Letter. So what happened with the latest Firefox? Been using it for years and never saw this issue bef… (read more)

My page set up just changed from inches to metric. Paper size is Letter. So what happened with the latest Firefox? Been using it for years and never saw this issue before.

Asked by sleeperph 4 years ago

Last reply by 1984WasNotaManual 4 years ago

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I use Dutch version If FF updates the language remains Dutch, the control panel says that I have the usa-english version!

something strange with me. If Firefox automatically update e.g. from 59 to 59.0.1 the language remains Dutch, but when I look in the control panel, it says that I would h… (read more)

something strange with me. If Firefox automatically update e.g. from 59 to 59.0.1 the language remains Dutch, but when I look in the control panel, it says that I would have the English version.

Asked by Albertos52 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Automatically went to another language and can't fix.

You guys did a recent upgrade and now my browser is in a different language. I have tried to set it back to English US SEVERAL time and have also re-installed it SEVERAL… (read more)

You guys did a recent upgrade and now my browser is in a different language. I have tried to set it back to English US SEVERAL time and have also re-installed it SEVERAL times but can't get it back in English US. What's the scoop?

Asked by FremontDan 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Dutch spelling check not taking into account contractions of words belonging together

In English words have to be separated by spaces even if you use them together as composite concept. For example the concept "spelling check" is a composition of spelling … (read more)

In English words have to be separated by spaces even if you use them together as composite concept. For example the concept "spelling check" is a composition of spelling and check. In Dutch those words should be spelled without space: "tekstcontrole" is correct, "tekst controle" isn't. The Firefox spell check is only recognizing the separate words (tekst and controle) and is underlining the contraction (tekstcontrole) as incorrect when in fact only the latter is correct. This is not an exception, in fact most sentences have such words, so using the Firefox spelling check in Dutch always results in lots of red lines.

Asked by JorisWillems 3 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 3 years ago

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wrong language installed in the UI.

Corperate softwarw download. so saying download another version is not going to help and it would not fix the issue. so i download the version available Firefox ESR V2.4.… (read more)

Corperate softwarw download. so saying download another version is not going to help and it would not fix the issue.

so i download the version available Firefox ESR V2.4.8 - 2.4.5 (CCK2)

now for some reason it thinks i want FF in french I do not. and i do not have any idea why it chose french.

my location in Germany. my operating language is English. others in the office are German and and have German operating systems and they get FF in German. what gives?

yes i have been to Contenu - Langues - and selected English but as you know that only tells what language to show the pages in and has no bearing on the UI.

so back to the French would it have picked up on my corp. user name? or may family name? which just so happens to be French.

oh expect loads of spelling errors in this as the spell check is working overtime in FRENCH.

BUT FF is going that deep into the user info that is not good. So how do i change the language in the UI.

regards Nick

Asked by nicklouse 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Firefox showing Serbian/Russian language.

I've run malware scan (everything is fine). I have deleted cookies and cache, and it's fine for a couple of days, and then the Serbian/Russian language comes back. I am … (read more)

I've run malware scan (everything is fine). I have deleted cookies and cache, and it's fine for a couple of days, and then the Serbian/Russian language comes back. I am tired of deleting cookies/cache every 2 days and having to log in to my email account again and again. Anyone knows what's going on? Might have to give up on Firefox...

Asked by Suli 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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I've set everything to German (!), but Firefox still assumes that I prefer Spanish although I do not speak Spanish!

I've set everything to German (!), But Firefox still assumes that I prefer Spanish although I do not speak Spanish, probably because I installed Firefox for the first tim… (read more)

I've set everything to German (!), But Firefox still assumes that I prefer Spanish although I do not speak Spanish, probably because I installed Firefox for the first time, when I went on holiday with my notebook in Spain and used Spanish Wi-Fi. Since then, many platforms such as LinkedIn or Google always open up in Spanish for the first time. What can I do to ONLY get German or English at the first call of new pages? With the Chrome browser, the pages ALWAYS come in German or English, never in Spanish.

Asked by gxmx 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Two separete searches for Wikipedia

So. My first language isn't english, and I would like to add search to firefox that takes me to the english version and another that would take me to finnish version of w… (read more)

So. My first language isn't english, and I would like to add search to firefox that takes me to the english version and another that would take me to finnish version of wiki. Is there any way of doing this? I lose the "add search" button for fin if I add eng version and vice versa. Pyro F.

Asked by Pyroforinen 1 year ago

Last reply by jaapsoft 9 months ago

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spell check does not work with window 10

If you go to options/advance/ The check box for check spelling is clear and even when you engage the feature, close the browser and reopen it, it shows this feature is ac… (read more)

If you go to options/advance/ The check box for check spelling is clear and even when you engage the feature, close the browser and reopen it, it shows this feature is active but if you intentionally misspell anything it does not highlite the mistake. This is a serious problem and I am in the final pre beta stage with Windows 10 and the new release is due [ RTM ] on the 27th or 29th so you guys need to correct this problem cause it does not happen on my windows 8 or 8.1

Asked by jhaskins20018 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Change languague without reinstalling Firefox

Dont have the administrator rights (at work) and I need to change the languague of my Firefox. I am desperate. Dont want to use Internet Explorer, I prefer to quit my job… (read more)

Dont have the administrator rights (at work) and I need to change the languague of my Firefox. I am desperate. Dont want to use Internet Explorer, I prefer to quit my job.

Asked by hrc893 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Eng gb spell checker giving me US spelling

I have eng gb installed for content. I noticed when typing, the spell checker would underline certain words because I have english gb spelling and it wants to correct me … (read more)

I have eng gb installed for content. I noticed when typing, the spell checker would underline certain words because I have english gb spelling and it wants to correct me to US. i.e. neighbour.

Asked by Kevjs1 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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Swedish UI disapeared after update. And crashes when visiting www.tradera.com

After updating to 59.0 the Swedish UI disapeared. Now all menues are in English, but were in Swedish before update. The Swedish language pak is installed, though. Visitin… (read more)

After updating to 59.0 the Swedish UI disapeared. Now all menues are in English, but were in Swedish before update. The Swedish language pak is installed, though. Visiting www.tradera.com causes the tab to crash, both before and after update.

OS: 64 bit Swedish language Peppermint Linux 8.

Asked by Hans Gatu 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Auto select dictionary

I'm a native Dutch speaker, and also read and write a lot in English. Hence I have two dictionaries installed for spell checking: Dutch and English. I often find myself u… (read more)

I'm a native Dutch speaker, and also read and write a lot in English. Hence I have two dictionaries installed for spell checking: Dutch and English.

I often find myself using one language on one page, and the other on the next, thus having to switch the spell checker dictionary between Dutch and English all the time.

What would be VERY convenient, is either

1. The possibility to use two (or any number) dictionaries at the same time.

Or better yet:

2. The possibility to 'auto detect' the current language, and use that dictionary.

This auto detect thing could simply consist of seeing what dictionary results in the least number of detected spelling errors, and use that.

Thanks for your consideration, this sounds like a rather simple feature to me, yet I've been missing it for many years, and I have in fact found quite some similar requests from other people throughout the internet as well! It would make a great addition to Firefox!

Asked by Peter_Scheurman 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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How do I get Japanese Kanji & Kanna Syllabry to display correctly in FireFox?

All that's displayed are little block characters with a hexadecimal number displayed within. I know these blocks refer to specific kanji & kanna characters, but I ca… (read more)

All that's displayed are little block characters with a hexadecimal number displayed within. I know these blocks refer to specific kanji & kanna characters, but I can't get them to display correctly.

Asked by aeguy 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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There's no general.useragent.locale in unbranded firefox. Can't change language!

For some reason in unbranded firefox there's no general.useragent.locale setting in about:config which means it can be used only in english. What can I do with this? Why … (read more)

For some reason in unbranded firefox there's no general.useragent.locale setting in about:config which means it can be used only in english. What can I do with this? Why every other firefox branch can be used with language packs? This has no sense

Asked by tom3452 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why my Firefox continues to change my language to spanish when I selected default language to in english?

When ever I start Firefox the default page and other pages are shown in Spanish. I need to set the language manually to English all the time. This problems is driving me … (read more)

When ever I start Firefox the default page and other pages are shown in Spanish. I need to set the language manually to English all the time. This problems is driving me crazy.I suspect it could be Google the problem. However, this happens to ebay, paypal, al all other pages I open in Firefox.

Asked by guaitiao 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago