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Preventing Google from accessing home IP address

Hello, Q1: Is there a way to prevent Google search engine from accessing and sharing the city I live in via my IP address? Q2: Can I block my IP address from Amazon, Goo… (read more)

Hello, Q1: Is there a way to prevent Google search engine from accessing and sharing the city I live in via my IP address?

Q2: Can I block my IP address from Amazon, Google and other shareware/spyware garbage AND still access and use the internet?

At the bottom of a Google search result page I can read the city I live in based on my IP address. I would rather not have this shared as I search for products in different stores. I am signed into Google.

When I ran the "Privacy tab" in Firefox the Google search results still showed the city I live in.

I use a VPN, three security extensions("No-Script, Privacy-Badger & FaceBook Container) and Mozilla Firefox set at the "Strict" Browser Privacy level.

Thank you for reviewing these questions, Oliver

Asked by eternalbeach 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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(MacOS) Full Screen Removes Tabs even when hovering to the top of Browser

As Title, Whenever I try to go full screen and hover to the top of the browser, It originally showed all my tabs, but recently it has not been doing that. When I hover … (read more)

As Title,

Whenever I try to go full screen and hover to the top of the browser, It originally showed all my tabs, but recently it has not been doing that. When I hover over and over, the tabs maybe appear 10% of the time, but whenever I click somewhere else other than the Tab Bar, it disappears.

I think this bug happened ever since I enabled "Hide bookmark toolbar". I have since reverted it back, but the error is still the same. Weird, since my tabs disappear since it has nothing to do with bookmarks.

Asked by Iha7 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Regenerating recovery key

I've gone down a rabbit hole of authentication in regards to Sync with Firefox. I'm wondering if I can regenerate a recovery key by removing the recovery key from my acc… (read more)

I've gone down a rabbit hole of authentication in regards to Sync with Firefox. I'm wondering if I can regenerate a recovery key by removing the recovery key from my account and then choosing to re-enable a recovery key on my account? I do have the password for my primary email on my account, but I can't find the recovery key value for it.

I also have a secondary email on my account that I don't have a password for, and need to reset a password for it, but one problem at a time...

Asked by EJ 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Google ads don't display well

Hi, my google ads don't display correctly in google searches - can anyone help please? Mac M1 / Latest Firefox Formatting is fine for the first second after the search, … (read more)

Hi, my google ads don't display correctly in google searches - can anyone help please? Mac M1 / Latest Firefox

Formatting is fine for the first second after the search, then chanegs and text displays over the images in the ades and is unreadble, unless I hover my moude over the ad.

With thanks

Asked by jonnydonovan 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Media title not showing up in linux

I have been using Firefox on OpenSuse Tumbleweed. When media is playing in Firefox, the media player widget says, "Firefox is playing Media". There is no thumbnail or tit… (read more)

I have been using Firefox on OpenSuse Tumbleweed. When media is playing in Firefox, the media player widget says, "Firefox is playing Media". There is no thumbnail or title. I have tried on multiple websites, and all are the same.

media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled is set to true.

Chromium on the same system shows the title and progress bar, but no thumbnail.

Asked by ow.behr 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Unexpected padding around HTML document on all pages

Running FF 107.0.1 on Mac 10.15.7 and there is unexpected padding around each website I visit. I've disabled all browser extensions. I'm using the default theme. I've tri… (read more)

Running FF 107.0.1 on Mac 10.15.7 and there is unexpected padding around each website I visit. I've disabled all browser extensions. I'm using the default theme. I've tried restarting Firefox. I've tried restarting the computer but the issues seems to persist. I do not see the same rendering behavior when loading these websites on Google Chrome. I'm including screenshots of what I'm seeing.

Asked by Mike Grace 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why Compact isn't compact?

I just started to run FF107, I don't understand why setting the compact option, do not really make things more dense. Same goes with all the menu. Who needs all that spa… (read more)

I just started to run FF107, I don't understand why setting the compact option, do not really make things more dense. Same goes with all the menu.

Who needs all that spacing?

I have this

menupopup:not(.in-menulist) > menuitem, menupopup:not(.in-menulist) > menu {

 padding-block: 2px !important;

}

in the css file and still no "compactness"...

Thank you.

Asked by adid1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox partially not in English

Hello, I have set my OS and Firefox language to English. While the settings, menu, etc. are in English, various alerts and popups which let me save/upload a file (pleas… (read more)

Hello,

I have set my OS and Firefox language to English. While the settings, menu, etc. are in English, various alerts and popups which let me save/upload a file (please take a look at the attached picture) are in the local language.

Does anyone know how to fix it? It doesn't occur with other browsers.

Thank you.

Asked by akwork63 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Firefox cannot show some International Phonetic Alphabet symbol on Mac

Firefox version: 107 IPA symbol show incorrect :https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-my/KK%E9%9F%B3%E6%A8%99 but correct: https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/KK%E9%9F%B3%E6%A8%99 t… (read more)

Firefox version: 107 IPA symbol show incorrect :https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-my/KK%E9%9F%B3%E6%A8%99 but correct: https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/KK%E9%9F%B3%E6%A8%99


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Asked by deng1659362510 1 year ago

Answered by deng1659362510 1 year ago

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Removing the ⌘+J shortcut

I am trying to change the keyboard shortcut of the Tools → Downloads menu (opening up the downloads). I accidentally click that sometimes and it is quite annoying, so I … (read more)

I am trying to change the keyboard shortcut of the Tools → Downloads menu (opening up the downloads).

I accidentally click that sometimes and it is quite annoying, so I thought I'll switch the shortcuts to a more complex one to avoid these mistakes ^+⌘+J and when I remap that in the Keyboard preferences, the new shortcuts shows up in the menu, and it starts working but the old shortcut ⌘+J is still working.

I believe that is a bug in Firefox.

Asked by István Karaszi 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Search suggestion cannot be disabled

I have firefox set up so that it does not suggest anything except for my bookmarks. So when I type in the address bar the only suggestions that come up are my bookmarks,… (read more)

I have firefox set up so that it does not suggest anything except for my bookmarks.

So when I type in the address bar the only suggestions that come up are my bookmarks, no other suggestions.

For example when I need to translate something quick and want to go to the bookmarked page for google translate as soon as I type "trans..." it will suggest the link, Which is what I want and expect and is efficient.

But as has happened before, now I get a random suggestion coming up first so I have type more just to get to the same result otherwise I end up following a link to a suggested site which is at best aggravating.

I checked my seeting and there is one box ticked in the search suggestion settings that I cannot disable. I have tried and it always comes back.

How can I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by mdamarell 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bottom of custom font getting cut off on windows devices

Hi, Running into a strange problem with FireFox on Windows that I cannot replicate on IOS and Android devices. I created a custom font and it seems that at 100% zoom m… (read more)

Hi,

Running into a strange problem with FireFox on Windows that I cannot replicate on IOS and Android devices.

I created a custom font and it seems that at 100% zoom my characters are getting chopped on the bottom. At 90% and 120% its renders correctly.

I have attached a sample screenshot with the font at 120% and the font at 100% resized so they are equal in total pixel volume to illustrate the difference.

Already looked at the following:

  • Turning off ClearType in Windows.
  • Various settings using the font-smoothing css property:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/d.../font-smooth

Neither of these seem to have any effect. Because my font is meant to have an old school video game style and feel the way that it renders, trying to smooth it over has a negative effect.

I realize the fix may not be something that can be changed in FireFox itself, but if anyone who has experience with this type of issue can offer any advice or guidance it would be greatly appreciated.

You can play around with the zoom levels with my font here: https://www.stevesgames.com/about

Asked by steve 1 year ago

Answered by steve 1 year ago

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How to transfer bookmarks from earlier version to new version of FF?

Hi, I've had Firefox 64 bit running on Windows for a while and recently was given a newer machine where I installed a newer version of the OS. I put the old HDD's as slav… (read more)

Hi, I've had Firefox 64 bit running on Windows for a while and recently was given a newer machine where I installed a newer version of the OS. I put the old HDD's as slaves in this new machine. So the old FF is in the slave machine.

I have also installed new Firefox on this new Win10 LTSC, but when I go looking in my now slave HDD I can see FF, but cannot see any bookmarks. Additionally, when I run the FF executable in the old HDD it still runs the new FF, without the old bookmarks.

So how can I extract the old bookmarks on the older FF? Without withdrawing the now slave HDD and making it a master again? As it's now missing most of the OS files too.

Thank you!

Asked by satyr37 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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how do I always use Desktop mode on Firefox on Windows 10?

I am on Windows 10 on a relatively new Dell Laptop. Only two years old. All of a sudden when I go to AndyMark.com it displays in a menu on the left as if I'm on a mob… (read more)

I am on Windows 10 on a relatively new Dell Laptop. Only two years old. All of a sudden when I go to AndyMark.com it displays in a menu on the left as if I'm on a mobile device. Looks like either Windows has changed indicating I am on a mobile device (which a laptop is mobile) or Firefox has changed and defaults to mobile for Windows? Selecting ask for Desktop View is no longer available. I do not want Mobile view and the mobile view on my laptop for this site is not useable. I have been using Firefox since 1990. Never had this issue before. Please help.

Firefox on my other laptops and desktops with linux see the site fine. Chrome works. Edge works. But my preferred browser has an issue.

Win 10 Home 21H2 with Firefox 108.0.1

Asked by kurt.sanger 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Can't log in to my bank account

I can load their main page but I cannot log in. I get the error I have attached. Finally, I had to log in from Safari after a lot of hassle and help from a customer servi… (read more)

I can load their main page but I cannot log in. I get the error I have attached. Finally, I had to log in from Safari after a lot of hassle and help from a customer service rep. What happened? I have been logging in here for years from Firefox. I am not having this issue with any other site.

Asked by lemoi50 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Screen goes black when playing some videos -

Screen goes black when some videos play - audio continues, but screen is black. I am sire this is a Firefox problem - I have successfully watched videos using BING brows… (read more)

Screen goes black when some videos play - audio continues, but screen is black. I am sire this is a Firefox problem - I have successfully watched videos using BING browser - same videos go black on Firefox. I have refreshed Firefox, cleared cache, restarted Firefox - cleaned cookies. Turned accelerator off then back on - because nothing changed. Does not do this with all videos, just some - some You Tube videos play, others do not. I have Windows 10 and McAfee Live Safe - all programs are current and up to dated.

Asked by edszeliga 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 months ago

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Only Tab Theme Change

Hi there ! How can i get this type of Tabs? Is it possible? This is so cool ! (Though dark tab ofcourse :D) Example Image Attached... Thanks Shaer Alvy … (read more)

Hi there ! How can i get this type of Tabs? Is it possible? This is so cool ! (Though dark tab ofcourse :D) Example Image Attached...

Thanks Shaer Alvy

Asked by Aumi 1 year ago

Answered by BelFox 1 year ago

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browser video

Hi there I am having some problems with the browser I have a web base yoga app and there is a lot of you tube videos that just does not play. I disabled my extensions but… (read more)

Hi there I am having some problems with the browser I have a web base yoga app and there is a lot of you tube videos that just does not play. I disabled my extensions but still nothing. I then installed chrome and the videos worked can you guys please give me an fix.

Asked by Jan 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago