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How to Stop black Boxes w/Text appearing when mouse hovers over text (any site)?

I have no idea how it started or why, but in the past couple days anytime I leave my cursor over a paragraph or chunk of text on a website, a black box appears where my c… (read more)

I have no idea how it started or why, but in the past couple days anytime I leave my cursor over a paragraph or chunk of text on a website, a black box appears where my cursor is with the text in it in white. If there is a lot of text, there's a sidebar to scroll down in the box. This disappears as soon as I move my cursor, but reappears as soon as I set it near some more text. I assume this is some kind of accessibility or reading feature, but I have no idea how I turned it or how to get rid of it. I've looked online and in my setting and had no luck getting rid of it. Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Cal 10 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 hours ago

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Autocomplete URL has stopped working

Firefox 86.0 (64-bit) on macOS When I start to type the URL for an address I use often, for example bar for barnesandnoble.com, I always get barefootyoga.com as a suggest… (read more)

Firefox 86.0 (64-bit) on macOS

When I start to type the URL for an address I use often, for example bar for barnesandnoble.com, I always get barefootyoga.com as a suggestion. I've never visited this website. It's not in my history. I have no idea what it's popping up when typing bar used to autofill barnesandnoble.

When barefootyoga pops up in the URL as a suggestion, I click SHIFT + DELETE, but barefootyoga appears the next time I type bar. (This is happening for almost all other websites where autocomplete used to work correctly--this is just one example.)

I've cleared all history for all time and restarted browser. Same result. After relaunch, I fully typed barnesandnoble.com and visited the website to get it back in history. I opened a new tab, typed bar, and barefootyoga began to autocomplete

In Preferences, I get the same unwanted result with these settings: Search > Search Suggestions > Disable/renable "Provide search suggestions" Privacy & Security > Address Bar > All check boxes selected except for search engine In about:config, I scanned options for browser.urlbar, but nothing looks like it would resolve this issue

I feel as if I am missing something obvious.

Asked by Zuzu 2 hours ago

Answered by Zuzu 1 hour ago

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Other bookmarks folder doesn't show in toolbar

Hello, this knowledge base article (Remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Toolbar) claims that you can display the Other Bookmarks folder on the toolbar si… (read more)

Hello,

this knowledge base article (Remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Toolbar) claims that you can display the Other Bookmarks folder on the toolbar since Firefox 85 but it seems to be a lie.

In the screenshots down below, you can see my current settings. The Other Bookmarks folder is missing although my settings are correct.

How can I display the Other Bookmarks folder on the toolbar in Firefox? Thanks for your help!

Asked by browserlightedup 7 hours ago

Answered by browserlightedup 5 hours ago

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AD BLOCKER INTERFERENCE DETECTED

I'm trying to view Livescience.com and this is all I get: "AD BLOCKER INTERFERENCE DETECTED, please disable or whitelist" how do I fix this? There's nothing in my add-o… (read more)

I'm trying to view Livescience.com and this is all I get: "AD BLOCKER INTERFERENCE DETECTED, please disable or whitelist" how do I fix this? There's nothing in my add-ons or extensions to change this. Thanks!

Asked by gamayun_vulgare 10 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 hours ago

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change default search engine

I want to change my default search engine, but for some reason the drop-down menu on the preferences pane doesn't recognize Duck Duck Go or any other option other than Go… (read more)

I want to change my default search engine, but for some reason the drop-down menu on the preferences pane doesn't recognize Duck Duck Go or any other option other than Google. I just rebooted my computer and still it doesn't work. Please advise.

Asked by marcynewman 16 hours ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 13 hours ago

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Email links opening new browser session

Recently when clicking on a link in an email, a new Firefox browser opens rather than the clicked website being added to the already open browser. How do I set email lin… (read more)

Recently when clicking on a link in an email, a new Firefox browser opens rather than the clicked website being added to the already open browser. How do I set email links to be added to the already open browser as has been the case for a long time? Thank you

Asked by pa1 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Multi-account Containers plugin prevents pages from loading

System Information Firefox: version 86.0 Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9370 OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 DE: XFCE CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics … (read more)

System Information

  • Firefox: version 86.0
  • Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9370
  • OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
  • DE: XFCE
  • CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Multi-account containers: 7.3.0
  • I use Pihole hosted on an RPi.

Problem

For the last few versions, opening Firefox would result in no pages loading. The tabs would keep spinning with no result.

I've disabled plugins to find the cause, and have found that I can't reproduce this issue with no plugins enabled, but can reproduce this issue with only the Firefox Multi-account containers plugin enabled.

This problem also doesn't happen if I delete rm -rf ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/*.default-release before starting Firefox, even with the plugin enabled.

When I have this problem, I can disable the Firefox Multi-account containers plugin to get the tabs to load, and then re-enable it. This implies the plugin is somehow blocking the tabs from loading.

Thank you for taking the time to read this question. Let me know if you would like any more information.

Asked by rubenwardy 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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firefox is running out of space / win 8 / loads of free disk space

Hi friends, I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space. "firefox is running out of space" Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I al… (read more)

Hi friends,

I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space.

"firefox is running out of space"

Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I also clicked the "Got it" button in hopes that this would make the error go away, but it keeps coming back. My system has over 20gb free and I really can't see why this error is occuring.

Does anyone have any advice? (besides switching browsers)

Thanks.

Asked by dougstackhouse 3 days ago

Answered by dougstackhouse 1 day ago

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If I view highly confidential PDF files in Firefox what happens to that content when I close the tab?

Suppose I'm reviewing financial documents in PDF from my broken in Firefox. They include highly sensitive personal information and when I'm done looking at them I want to… (read more)

Suppose I'm reviewing financial documents in PDF from my broken in Firefox. They include highly sensitive personal information and when I'm done looking at them I want to close that PDF view tab and know the data's not hanging around in some temporary file store.

Other than purging my browsing history every time I do this, is there a setting for this?

Asked by c.rooster.b 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Fire fox refuses to open "Bing"

So, I was trying to head to Bing for reasons I will not disclose due to embarrassment. So I went to open it from google and was given the Error: ''''''''The page isn’t r… (read more)

So, I was trying to head to Bing for reasons I will not disclose due to embarrassment. So I went to open it from google and was given the Error:

 ''''''''The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.''''''''

So I cleared cookies and site data, nothing still got the error. I tried checking my PC for malware as stupid as it sounds, I just didn't wanna be asked to do it. Spic and Span. I even checked my protection settings which FOR SOME REASON turned themselves back on. I turned those off and still, no dice.

Any help would be appreciated

Asked by Greyshirk 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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"PRINT PREVIEW" is gone !!!

The "PRINT PREVIEW" option I have found under the "FILE" drop down is GONE!!! I Please tell me HOW to get it back (or at least find it somewhere else)! I absolutely DEPE… (read more)

The "PRINT PREVIEW" option I have found under the "FILE" drop down is GONE!!! I Please tell me HOW to get it back (or at least find it somewhere else)! I absolutely DEPEND on this function for processing orders and printing packing slips !!!!

This is NOT an improvement for me!!! This is absolutely horrible!

Asked by timestreasures 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Display of pages

Several Hompages are not displayed correctly Instaed of showing normal text in the navigation-area is the botton overwritten with text in english. Thank you for support … (read more)

Several Hompages are not displayed correctly Instaed of showing normal text in the navigation-area is the botton overwritten with text in english. Thank you for support

Asked by peter.gerster 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Characters with accents are displayed wrong (�)

When I visit "elofootball.com" with Firefox, "Atlético" is shown as "Atl�tico". When the page is not yet completely loaded Atlético is shown correctly for a brief moment … (read more)

When I visit "elofootball.com" with Firefox, "Atlético" is shown as "Atl�tico". When the page is not yet completely loaded Atlético is shown correctly for a brief moment (first screenshot without country flags). After the flags are displayed "Atlético" becomes "Atl�tico" (second screenshot with country flags). So it doesn't seem like the characters themselves aren't supported by the browser because Firefox can display them, just not once the flags are displayed as well.

Edge and Chrome do not have this problem, they just show the page like you'd expect without the � in the place of characters with accents. Any idea what might be causing this and can it be fixed?

Asked by koert.vynckier 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago