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Firefox opens with cursor in Search box not Address box. Can this be changed?

When Firefox opens in (Firefox) Home page the cursor is in the Search box, not the Address bar. Can that be changed? I see nothing in the Options pages to do so. I do se… (read more)

When Firefox opens in (Firefox) Home page the cursor is in the Search box, not the Address bar. Can that be changed? I see nothing in the Options pages to do so. I do see on the Community that others have asked for the reverse. It appears Mozilla have changed the default around in the latest/recent versions of Firefox. But I don't see any instructions on how to alter the default.

MOZILLA : May I suggest that this is made an Option configurable item (set in the General or Search page) so that the default behaviour can be set per User?

Asked by IanBJ 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Is firefox being adversely affected by the latest windows 10 upgrade - since upgrade firefox been slow/not responding and asking to be closed - microsoft ARRGH

Why is it whenever there is a microsift upgrade everything else seems to get mucked up - one could almost imagine this is programmed in so regular is the problem - since … (read more)

Why is it whenever there is a microsift upgrade everything else seems to get mucked up - one could almost imagine this is programmed in so regular is the problem - since the free upgrade windows 10 seems to be problems problems ........ mozilla keeps chucking up not responding etc - anyone any ideas?

Asked by landlady 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Can't restore my tabs from a previous session. I closed my browser. Here's what happened next:

a) I opened Firefox to a totally blank page (no tabs or anything), and a titlebar (which I normally don't have) said "Mozilla Start Page." b) I closed it and reopened F… (read more)

a) I opened Firefox to a totally blank page (no tabs or anything), and a titlebar (which I normally don't have) said "Mozilla Start Page." b) I closed it and reopened Firefox again, and my previous session was missing. The two places were you can restore your previous session from were greyed out. c) Following instructions provided to other users, I went looking for my sessionstore.js file. I didn't have one at all, so I created one renaming previous.js. Sessionstore.bak would be no help, as it was created when I reopened my browser. d) Of course, because I didn't have an original working sessionstore.js, creating one didn't work. e) Before you ask, yes, I do have "restore my tabs from last time" configured.

Any ideas? I'd love some help, please!

Asked by steelcaress 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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gasbuddy.com in their CLASSIC version, Firefox does NOT work

So, I wrote to gasbuddy.com and they said "we have MANY Firefox users UNable to use gasbuddy.com; use Chrome. Note for me, on Chrome no problem. To be clear, the initia… (read more)

So, I wrote to gasbuddy.com and they said "we have MANY Firefox users UNable to use gasbuddy.com; use Chrome. Note for me, on Chrome no problem. To be clear, the initial prices DO how on gasbuddy in Firefox. However, when I select the "classic" version of gasbuddy, in the upper right corner of the gasbuddy site/ the site displays the stations/brand/location but NO prices. In Chrome, gasbuddy classic works fine. Why this IS an issue- in the classic version, gasbuddy shows many brand gas stations around 20-- by their price relative to my zip code. In the initial NOT classic gasbuddy/ you only see about 4 stations per zip code/ and no way to see all the brands like Shell, Chevron, etc.. To see Chevron, Shell, etc. stations near my zip code- I MUST select the CLASSIC version of gasbuddy. Gasbuddy said MANY users of Firefox have this problem...so use Chrome.

It seems odd Firefox won't work on classic gasbuddy. thank you

Asked by firefoxlousy 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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My options tab is inactive - can't change start page or view anything else

Firefox is working fine but since last upgrade the start page changed from Google to Bing and all tabs under "options" are inactive - I can't make changes to start page o… (read more)

Firefox is working fine but since last upgrade the start page changed from Google to Bing and all tabs under "options" are inactive - I can't make changes to start page or even view the other tabs. Any fixes? thanks!

Asked by lyaga 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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i don't want to "pick a topic" and waste my time hunting for a possible solution. i've already tried that for 2 hours. help me directly. i'm in a rush.

firefox will no longer work with google or any other search engines. when i try to open a new page i get the untrustworthy security certification message, but UNLIKE THE … (read more)

firefox will no longer work with google or any other search engines. when i try to open a new page i get the untrustworthy security certification message, but UNLIKE THE INSTRUCTION IN THE FAQ SECTION OF MOZILLA TECH SUPPORT, THERE IS NO CHOICE TO ADD A SITE OR MAKE EXCEPTIONS.

i work from home on this computer, and your slow response (i've been trying to get in touch with you for over 2 hours via your site and facebook) is causing me grave financial difficulty and difficulty with my client. i hope that entering my question here will finally get a response, IN ENGLISH, with specific instruction on what to do. i do not want to be referred to other FAQs, or get a bunch of technical double talk. i need a REAL PERSON to walk me through the fix. i am not a computer techie, i just want the thing to work, and since putting firefox on my computer i have had numerous problems. i have done my best to fix the others, but i prefer to JUST DO MY JOB, not someone else's.

i await your solution. while i am waiting i am unable to do my work., so.....

Asked by jill.in.a.rush 6 years ago

Answered by jill.in.a.rush 6 years ago

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How do I remove the grey, dotted line/border around videoes on certain webpages?

When I'm watching videos on kissanime, a grey, dotted line appears around the video when I have it "marked". It disappears when I click somewhere else, but then I can't u… (read more)

When I'm watching videos on kissanime, a grey, dotted line appears around the video when I have it "marked". It disappears when I click somewhere else, but then I can't use the space bar to pause my video, which is proving to be annoying. Anyone how I can remove it in a simple manner? I'm using a flash player. The dotted line does not appear on youtube videos.

Asked by Elisekv 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Tabs opened from add-ons - open in the end of all tabs; although they suppose to - next to the current tab.

It happened recently; maybe a week ago. First I noticed it only in one add-on - which I already deleted; but now I see that it's in another one - "Search Image Everywhere… (read more)

It happened recently; maybe a week ago. First I noticed it only in one add-on - which I already deleted; but now I see that it's in another one - "Search Image Everywhere". Normal new tabs open next to the current\focused tab. The problem is only in tabs opened from an add-on. I made some change in "about:config" to open new tabs next to current; don't remember the exact line.

Asked by MrAccident 5 years ago

Answered by MrAccident 5 years ago

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What was so bad about the menu bar???

Can SOMEBODY tell me why mozilla, microsoft and others feel the need to tamper with menus? I want my menubar back, and please don't tell me "you're doing it wrong, you do… (read more)

Can SOMEBODY tell me why mozilla, microsoft and others feel the need to tamper with menus?

I want my menubar back, and please don't tell me "you're doing it wrong, you don't need a menu bar".

Who are these fools that thinks anybody cares to learn a new user interface for software they have used for several years?

If I want "different", I would abandon the existing software. BUT I DON'T WANT "DIFFERENT".

Asked by stevebausch 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Removal of Search/Browser Drop Down Menu

Hello, I do not want the gray drop down (see attached) when I type within the Search or Browser fields. I have already disabled "Provide search suggestions" in Search Se… (read more)

Hello,

I do not want the gray drop down (see attached) when I type within the Search or Browser fields.

I have already disabled "Provide search suggestions" in Search Settings, and deleted the other engines.

Additionally, I am now getting suggestions for ADDING other engines.

I just want to be able to enter search criteria without someone constantly finishing my sentence.

Thanks, Rachel

Asked by rel2111 5 years ago

Answered by Banban 5 years ago

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firefox crashes often aug 2015

I use WINXP service pack 3 Lately firefox crashes often to the point I have to reboot system to be able to use web. What happens is tabs hang and become none responsive. … (read more)

I use WINXP service pack 3

Lately firefox crashes often to the point I have to reboot system to be able to use web. What happens is tabs hang and become none responsive. ctrl-alt-delete does NOT work to close firefox. Even the crash reporter hangs only a reboot temporally fixes it. Nothing I have found on web/forums is working. Could it be this issue with adobe flush? If so what do I do as I would like to continue using winxp.

I aslo tried using chrome as a fix but although a little more stable the same problem happens with that lot as well.

Report ID Date Submitted 79cbe84a-9310-4061-8ac6-a63dcc695b8c 8/14/2015 11:01 PM 6ecbe736-2c2c-4e60-825d-6462b15989cb 8/12/2015 11:25 AM 8fd2c4a5-65cf-4b29-8f58-6e18afb186c4 8/5/2015 10:44 PM bp-bc2f48db-dd52-42dc-b07c-ac4e32150826 7/22/2015 1:49 PM

Asked by seriouslyimreallyfedup 5 years ago

Answered by seriouslyimreallyfedup 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

My computer is crashing many many times during the day. i have google to fix this problem and gone back to the default clean slat e of MOz Firefox. Nothing. I downl… (read more)

My computer is crashing many many times during the day. i have google to fix this problem and gone back to the default clean slat e of MOz Firefox. Nothing. I downloaded Chrome and had no problem until i went back on Firefox. Spent the morning getting Firefox off my computer. I have submitted a number of crash reports and then stopped that. Not sure what to do now. i have tried to take PDFlite off the computer...it won't do it. thanks so much for all your help..very appreciated. sincerely, Kate Van Rijn

Asked by katevr 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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google search defaults to UK only results

Frequently when I'm searching for something it doesn't appar in the results because it is searching for UK only sites. This happens wheather I'm signed into google or not… (read more)

Frequently when I'm searching for something it doesn't appar in the results because it is searching for UK only sites. This happens wheather I'm signed into google or not which leads me to believe that it make be something in the firefox settings.

Asked by silk186 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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When Firefox restarts the pages do not reload they just display history, i then have to refresh to get new data Explorer always reloads and Firefox used to

This should be an easy fix because all other browsers and Firefox used to do this. When Firefox is restarted the pages do not reload they just display history. I have t… (read more)

This should be an easy fix because all other browsers and Firefox used to do this. When Firefox is restarted the pages do not reload they just display history. I have to hit the reload current page button to get the new data. This has been driving me crazy for a few weeks. I thought I had if fixed a couple of times but only a couple of pages would reload and now it is all history again.

Joe

Asked by jmparret 6 years ago

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Saved Passwords gone after update!!!

I updated to 39.0 and all my saved passwords are gone!! I have tried all the help on the support sight. (Which I have to say SUCKS!!!. All the moderator did was just keep… (read more)

I updated to 39.0 and all my saved passwords are gone!! I have tried all the help on the support sight. (Which I have to say SUCKS!!!. All the moderator did was just keep copying and pasting the same thing over and over)

I have to retrieve these. Please help

Asked by ki4ezu 6 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 6 years ago