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Google Search on Firefox not working

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google M… (read more)

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google Maps, but Google Maps cannot find a location, because it uses a Google search. I tried the fix in about:config, but it had no effect.

Asked by grahamppink 5 months ago

Answered by grahamppink 5 months ago

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Disable Norton Safe Search

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there.… (read more)

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there. I definitely need help.

Asked by joneseda 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Disable "Open Firefox every time you restart your computer" opt-in prompt

Starting with Firefox version 120, you can set Firefox to automatically launch whenever you start or restart your Windows computer. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/o… (read more)

Starting with Firefox version 120, you can set Firefox to automatically launch whenever you start or restart your Windows computer. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/open-firefox-automatically-when-you-start-computer

The browser shows opt-in prompt for the user to easily setup this behavior. However, I do not want to do this.

When I click "No thanks", the prompt goes away, but couple days later, it returns. I guess that an update resets the prompt status.

Is there a way to permanently disable this opt-in prompt without allowing Firefox to start automatically with the computer?

Asked by Raaraa 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Can't pin extensions to the tool bar (url bar)

Installed Firefox 122 in a new Windows 10 installation and added some extensions (e.g. Gesturefly, Update Scanner, uBlock Origin, Uppity). These pinned fine on my old in… (read more)

Installed Firefox 122 in a new Windows 10 installation and added some extensions (e.g. Gesturefly, Update Scanner, uBlock Origin, Uppity). These pinned fine on my old installation. But I cannot find how to pin them on the new.

All the help I have found Googling, or using search here, says go to the Add-ons Manager page and right-click the extension and use "pin to toolbar". Alternatively click the extension and click the gear icon and use "pin to toolbar". But when I right-click there is no pin to toolbar context menu entry. If I left-click the gear I get "Check for Updates, View Recent Updates, Install Add-on From File, Debug Add-ons, Update Add-ons Automatically, Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically, Manage Extension Shortcuts". If I right-click the gear I get a line of icons (left, right, reload, star) followed by "Open Image in New Tab, Copy Image Link, Email Image, Save Page As, Select All, View Pate Source, Inspect Accessibility Properties, Inspect (Q)". If I right-click the extension in the Add-ons Manager page itself, I get a very similar list. In no case is there a pin to toolbar option.

How do I pin an extension, given the above? What have I messed up?

Asked by OneMoreName 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Firefox will not load websites

All of a sudden (started today) Firefox will not load ANY websites, except Mozilla/firefox websites. All previous bookmarks, links, and typed in addresses do not load. No… (read more)

All of a sudden (started today) Firefox will not load ANY websites, except Mozilla/firefox websites. All previous bookmarks, links, and typed in addresses do not load. No changes to virus protection, browser, or any other updates. Other browsers (chrome, opera) work fine.

Asked by owzatagain 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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PiP/Picture In Picture Bug

When streaming a video and using PiP, after opening another window or program and then pausing said video that is currently being played on the PiP player window, someti… (read more)

When streaming a video and using PiP, after opening another window or program and then pausing said video that is currently being played on the PiP player window, sometimes this causes the actual video itself being played via the PiP player window to freeze. So the video is paused and I want to resume play but when clicking the 'play' button on the PiP player window the video refuses to play.

The only way to clear this bug is to click the 'close' button or the 'back to tab' button on the PiP player window and then refresh the actual web page. After refreshing the web page and repeating the same steps - the PiP player window works just fine with playing and pausing, but it's annoying that I have to do this.

Asked by TheThingKing 5 months ago

Answered by TheThingKing 5 months ago

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Firefox changing file names which contain '%' to an underscore (_) when saving files

Hi I'm running into an issue where I'm trying to save files while retaining their original filenames, but '%' characters are changed into an underscore when I try to save… (read more)

Hi I'm running into an issue where I'm trying to save files while retaining their original filenames, but '%' characters are changed into an underscore when I try to save it. I've tested this with Google Chrome but it doesn't run into this issue. Is there a setting or workaround so that Firefox will leave the filenames alone?

Asked by hvhv 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Copy is completely broken in the Linux .deb version of Firefox

As the title states. At least half the time when you try right-click and use the "Copy" function, the option is greyed out. If you try to Ctrl+Shift+C, it opens dev too… (read more)

As the title states. At least half the time when you try right-click and use the "Copy" function, the option is greyed out. If you try to Ctrl+Shift+C, it opens dev tools! This happens on multiple systems that I have that are based on Debian/Ubuntu. So basically, copy functionality is broken for Firefox Linux users...

Asked by cvpsmith 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox Browser does not work with FEDEX Tracking Submit Button

MS Edge works just fine. When trying to set up alert notifications for FEDEX tracking status, the Submit Button remains active, even after filling all required fields an… (read more)

MS Edge works just fine.

When trying to set up alert notifications for FEDEX tracking status, the Submit Button remains active, even after filling all required fields and checking all required boxes. See website:

https://www.fedex.com/fedextrack/?trknbr=270004161734&trkqual=12027~270004161734~FDEG&trkcarr=FDXG&gsu=true

I have set https://www.fedex.com/ as a trusted site (Exceptions), and turned off Browser Guard. Also placed same URL in MalwareBytes allow list.

Asked by prag 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Opening several links quickly in new tabs causes significant browser-wide lag and CPU usage spike

Profile: https://share.firefox.dev/490blHh Subject says it all, but it seems to occur with any site, anytime I try to open more than three or four tabs (ctrl-clicking li… (read more)

Profile: https://share.firefox.dev/490blHh

Subject says it all, but it seems to occur with any site, anytime I try to open more than three or four tabs (ctrl-clicking links on a forum, for example) my Firefox instance grinds to a halt and starts consuming most of my CPU (Ryzen 5 3600).

I've tried turning off Firefox's various protections. I tried troubleshooting (formerly "safe") mode, and the problem isn't as bad but is still present as far as I can tell. The only extension I can think that would be making it worse is Tree Style Tab, but I don't know enough about interpreting Firefox profiles to verify.

The only reason I consider this odd is because doing the same thing in Chrome doesn't have this issue on this same device. If I open many tabs quickly, Chrome itself is still responsive. Those newly opened tabs may take a while to load and become interactive, but it doesn't affect the rest of the application. I pay my ISP for gigabit DSL, and as far as I can tell that is roughly what I get. In my case, Firefox doesn't behave this way.

Asked by Nezteb 5 months ago

Answered by Nezteb 5 months ago

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Opening new tab causes Firefox to completely hang

Any method I open a new tab, it always takes up to 7s to load, while completely suspending my browser. This also happens in troubleshoot mode but not in incognito. Direct… (read more)

Any method I open a new tab, it always takes up to 7s to load, while completely suspending my browser. This also happens in troubleshoot mode but not in incognito. Directly opening websites in a new tab doesn't trigger that bug. I don't recall when this started to happen, it might be after some new Windows update.

I have included screenshots from Firefox Profiler, both from regular window and incognito one.

Asked by Adam Kasprzycki 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Url call not wroking anymore on firfox update ?

previous version of firefox , open with option work perfectly. But latest update , it won't work anymore such as potplayer://url... i don't know why but this is working p… (read more)

previous version of firefox , open with option work perfectly. But latest update , it won't work anymore such as potplayer://url... i don't know why but this is working perfectly on other browsers such as chrome...

Asked by Noncapture 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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'Manage Bookmarks' option is showing up twice

The most recent update to Firefox introduced duplicate 'Manage Bookmarks' option in the bookmark drop down. Is there a way to remove the bottom one in an option that I'm … (read more)

The most recent update to Firefox introduced duplicate 'Manage Bookmarks' option in the bookmark drop down. Is there a way to remove the bottom one in an option that I'm not finding? The only thing I've found searching is from a few years ago talking about setting up a CSS file, which I've never done before.

Asked by tkalderman 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Browsing history not clearing

I have changed Firefox's settings to both Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed and to Clear history when Firefox is closes. But after making these changes… (read more)

I have changed Firefox's settings to both Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed and to Clear history when Firefox is closes. But after making these changes Firefox is still holding onto my browsing history.

Asked by firefox2653 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Where is the video area in Firefox Version 122?

I was told to click on the video area to solve a problem with text displaying The solution seemed quite simple But I cannot see any video area on Firefox Version 122 I lo… (read more)

I was told to click on the video area to solve a problem with text displaying The solution seemed quite simple But I cannot see any video area on Firefox Version 122 I looked at all the View drop-downs including Toolbars, Sidebar, Zoom, Page Style I tried clicking everywhere but nothing worked Can anyone tell me where it is? or how to get it to display?

I have Windows 10 64-bit professional operating system

Asked by tmyoung 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

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Is AdBlock scamming all Firefox users, or do you not want their partnership?

AdBlock has not made any updates for Firefox for eleven months. Do they just not care, or has Mozilla rejected them? The internet is terrible enough as it loves to scam a… (read more)

AdBlock has not made any updates for Firefox for eleven months. Do they just not care, or has Mozilla rejected them? The internet is terrible enough as it loves to scam all users on all sites.

Asked by Benjamin_Minney 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Streaming Video issues on Philo / Paramount+ / Amazon Prime (see comments for full error message)

Trying to stream shows on Firefox and video does not start / errors out. Philo returns with this error: Philo is having trouble streaming this content. [Error code: pf-1… (read more)

Trying to stream shows on Firefox and video does not start / errors out. Philo returns with this error: Philo is having trouble streaming this content.

[Error code: pf-1.5-5bb2f]

Paramount+ Also freezes up and returns error message. As does Amazon Prime.

Adblockers disabled. Youtube is fine.

Tried refreshing Firefox / renistalling but same error. Prefer to use Firefox as default browser but having to go to Google to stream shows.

Debating rolling back a version but it was working fine the other day but could have had an update and didn't notice and now streaming is erroring out.

Suggestions? Thanks.

Asked by wedschilde 5 months ago

Answered by wedschilde 5 months ago

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How to disable that Firefox automatically saves PDFs?

I have the following settings in Settings/Preferences>General: Files and Applications Downloads Save all files in the following folder: Downloads Ticked Ask every ti… (read more)

I have the following settings in Settings/Preferences>General:

Files and Applications

Downloads Save all files in the following folder: Downloads Ticked Ask every time where to save a file

Applications Portable Document Format (PDF): Open in Firefox How should Firefox deal with other files? Ticked Ask whether to open or save files

On specific websites when I click on a pdf link, Firefox opens and automatically saves the file to Downloads folder without asking whether to save and where to save despite the above settings. As far as I remember, on other websites when clicking a pdf link Firefox only opens the corresponding file and doesn't save.

I found this with a internet search https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/stop-saving-pdfs-to-downloads-when-viewing-in-firefox/td-p/10225.

How can it be disabled that Firefox automatically saves PDFs?

Asked by bernd1-1 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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picture-in-picture instagram

picture-in-picture for videos on the normal instagram feed and posts. It worked last week, it doesn't work now. The little black square doesn't show up on hover anymore, … (read more)

picture-in-picture for videos on the normal instagram feed and posts. It worked last week, it doesn't work now. The little black square doesn't show up on hover anymore, I can't right click at all on videos now.

Asked by ita.kyller3030.adrian 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago