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How do eliminate the redirect from DuckDuckGo through r.serch.yahoo.com, which never loads my favorite pages?

Some of my favorite web pages are now unavailable because search requests are redirected to the "r.search.yahoo.com" server, which results in a no-load timeout error. Ju… (read more)

Some of my favorite web pages are now unavailable because search requests are redirected to the "r.search.yahoo.com" server, which results in a no-load timeout error. Just started last week. I have found no solutions online, other that someone selling a malware program that claims to find and remove it. I have refreshed Firefox, to no avail. I have searched this forum, without result. I may be missing something here (the forum), but wonder if this is a result of malware that neither Malwarebytes or Norton Security is missing. Any ideas out there?

Asked by JCosmoAsp 1 year ago

Last reply by JCosmoAsp 1 year ago

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Videos on Youtube have green blocks/artifacts all over them which makes them unwatchable

See screenshots. A detail that may or may not be related: I have disabled cache from about:config (browser.cache.disk.enable and browser.cache.memory.enable) because enab… (read more)

See screenshots. A detail that may or may not be related: I have disabled cache from about:config (browser.cache.disk.enable and browser.cache.memory.enable) because enabling these makes Firefox crash as soon as it is opened (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1180306).

Also this issue happens on Chrome as well, but does not happen on Microsoft Edge browser.

Things I have already tried: 1. Enable/disable hardware acceleration 2. Update gpu drivers to latest 3. Switch between the onboard gpu (Intel HD 4600) and discrete (Nvidia 840M) 4. Refresh Firefox <-- the first video on Youtube plays fine after refreshing Firefox, but after this the problem is back. 5. Disable all add-ons/try safe mode 6. Try the suggestions from Fixing common audio/video issues page (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-common-audio-and-video-issues) and other related pages that I was suggested when I entered this question.

None of these solutions have worked. Appreciate any help/ideas. Thanks!

Asked by rufatagayev 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Yahoo search is not an option, so why does the Yahoo results page show after I click on the word to be searched?

I type a word or phrase in the little search bar, up on top. When I click on the arrow search icon to the right, I end up with a Yahoo search results page, not my DuckDu… (read more)

I type a word or phrase in the little search bar, up on top. When I click on the arrow search icon to the right, I end up with a Yahoo search results page, not my DuckDuckGo. I have no add-ons just extensions and only a DuckDuckGo privacy essentials and UBlockOrigin.

Asked by patricialee2 1 year ago

Last reply by patricialee2 1 year ago

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How do I change the desktop icons for firefox shortcuts

I was able to edit my Firefox desktop (shortcuts) icons to a custom image. All of a sudden, after repairing my system, I no longer see the "Change Icon" on the propertie… (read more)

I was able to edit my Firefox desktop (shortcuts) icons to a custom image. All of a sudden, after repairing my system, I no longer see the "Change Icon" on the properties of any Firefox generated shortcuts.

All I get are shortcuts with the Firefox logo, I need to change them. Anyone know how?

I have custom icons for all my important shortcuts. They always showed my images, not the Firefox image. This is critical for me.

Assuming the image file has actually uploaded, you will see all of the Firefox shortcuts. They were ALL custom images until the other day.

Asked by US DataVault.com 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox crashing on startup despite restore and reinstall

Yosemite 10.10.5. Firefox Quantum 61.0.1. MacBook Pro new January 2010. I've used Firefox for years. In the last month or two Firefox has started crashing on startup. Not… (read more)

Yosemite 10.10.5. Firefox Quantum 61.0.1. MacBook Pro new January 2010. I've used Firefox for years. In the last month or two Firefox has started crashing on startup. Not every startup, just the first one after the MAC starts. Usually it crashes before it gets as far as showing a web page. Now and again it takes longer, and once in a while I get as far as trying to do something on the web page and then it abruptly vanishes. When it crashes, I don't get a crash reporter or an error message, it just all vanishes and starts starting up again. It always makes it on the second try. If I close it and then open it again, it will carry on working after that until I shut the MAC down. The next time I use it, it's the same story again - crashes and restarts the first time, then OK after that.

I've tried several refreshes. I've looked for add-ons that might be upsetting it. I've used AppCleaner to strip it right off and put it back on again. I have a virus checker running that isn't finding anything. Chrome and Safari are both working fine. I'm wondering if 61.0.1 might just be incompatible with Yosemite? or is this just what 61.0.1 does??

Asked by Clouseau 1 year ago

Last reply by Clouseau 1 year ago

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Website videos do not play. I tried updating flash & disabling all plug-in and extenstions. Example of site. Firefox vs edge (works) www.thescore.com/s/6079578

Some videos won't play on Firefox but when I copy the URL and put it into chrome or edge the videos play perfectly. It says video is not supported. Do I need a new extens… (read more)

Some videos won't play on Firefox but when I copy the URL and put it into chrome or edge the videos play perfectly. It says video is not supported. Do I need a new extension or plug in?

I have tried disabling all plugin in and extensions, one by one then I tried just disable all plugins and extensions and that didn't work either.

I have cleared the Firefox cache.

I have tried certain setting options like allow more process power and I have sped up my Firefox with "turbo boost max technology 3.0" to make Firefox a priority just in case it was a power issue as well.

I have made sure flash is enabled and updated.

I have even uninstalled Firefox and saved no settings then reinstalled and I still have the problem.

I'm not sure what else to do.

The picture shows firefox on the left, not working. The pic on the right shows edge playing the video just fine.

Asked by Joe019729 1 year ago

Last reply by Joe019729 1 year ago

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TURN OFF ANIMATIONS

1. How do I TURN OFF 'animations' to speed up my browsing? 2. I still have no way to stop gmail, from 'auto filling' in my gmail address, as I log out, forcing me every… (read more)

1. How do I TURN OFF 'animations' to speed up my browsing?

2. I still have no way to stop gmail, from 'auto filling' in my gmail address, as I log out, forcing me everytime to DELete it manually. I did try the fix a prior contributor to this site advised, NO change.

3. I need to find a better browser. I have a old slow laptop. Built in 11/11, is a Acer Aspire. 1.4 speed. Even lots of

   things disabled and running about no special apps, she's slow.

bear in mind, the apt. bldg. provides the internet/wifi in the rent. They call it 'hi speed' it's more like slow/middle speed. And many neighbors run 4-5 devices of a 140 unit bldg. I run just this one laptop no other devices at all.

Recently been to the Microsoft store for some things. At the store my Acer runs VERY fast so it's not only my laptop but this bldg. Having said THAT, I speak often to the neighbors and theirs run FAST. nice and fast.

So if I had a NEW Asus ssd i7 I am certain I'd run fast. Meantime, at nights I often get thrown offline or can't hardly at all use my yahoo mail...just buffers.

WHAT IS A GOOD BROWSER TO USE NOT FIREFOX? Thanks

Asked by firefoxlousy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is displaying oddly. i.e. no borders around search fields, no pictures

Not sure when this started - i.e. with a recent windows update or with a mozilla update. I have tried to resync mozilla too. See attached image - basically on starting m… (read more)

Not sure when this started - i.e. with a recent windows update or with a mozilla update. I have tried to resync mozilla too.

See attached image - basically on starting mozilla/google I do not have any borders showing for the search fields and no pictures show up - I thought at first it might be "Pocket" related but attached image is with Pocket Disabled... This I believe was working absolutely fine yesterday - though I didn't use the computer for anything other than flying P3D.

Can someone kindly help me with this?

Asked by GregJensen 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot see attachments in Gmail.

I received an email I know has an attachment but it does not show anything in the body of the email when I'm in Firefox. When I open Gmail in Opera or Safari, and look at… (read more)

I received an email I know has an attachment but it does not show anything in the body of the email when I'm in Firefox. When I open Gmail in Opera or Safari, and look at that same email, the attachment and content is there. But in Firefox, there is no content in the body of the email whatsoever.

Asked by garystockdale 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Bookmarks toolbar isn't showing up

For some reason, my bookmarks toolbar simply disappeared. I've tried rebooting, turning the bookmarks toolbar on and off, and even reinstalling firefox to no avail. Pleas… (read more)

For some reason, my bookmarks toolbar simply disappeared. I've tried rebooting, turning the bookmarks toolbar on and off, and even reinstalling firefox to no avail. Please help.

Asked by S 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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when making a purchase on merchant website and wanting to pay with paypal, firefox will not connect to paypal.

When I am making a purchase on a merchant website and choose paypal as my form of payment, all I get is a page with a padlock on it and a spinning circle. It never gets… (read more)

When I am making a purchase on a merchant website and choose paypal as my form of payment, all I get is a page with a padlock on it and a spinning circle. It never gets past that to connect with paypal.

Asked by soapboxmom 1 year ago

Last reply by soapboxmom 1 year ago

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In FF61 I keep getting the About:preferences option page opening with no visible text at all

In Ff 61 and 61.0.1 I keep on getting the About:preferences option page with absolutely no text in it at all. The tickboxes and outlines of the dropdown menu boxes are al… (read more)

In Ff 61 and 61.0.1 I keep on getting the About:preferences option page with absolutely no text in it at all. The tickboxes and outlines of the dropdown menu boxes are all there, laid out in the normal pattern, but no text so I can't see what is what to change anything.

1 Sometimes it opens with all text displaying as it should, but it is opening with no text more often than not.

2 When it opens with no text, if I repeatedly close and re-open, eventually it will open with one section(General, or Home, or Security etc) with text, the rest still not, then eventually another section etc until all are displaying the text. But it is a tedious process each time to get the text displaying in the section I'm wanting to view/change. Trying to select missing text does not work - it appears to be missing, not just invisible.

Oh, I should mention tjhat i am not having any display problems, text or otherwise, anywhere else - just on About:preferences.

Asked by DavidBE 1 year ago

Last reply by DavidBE 1 year ago

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Because website is unsecured you keep preventing me from logging in....STOP IT ....I need to login to this site and will deal with its situation later!!!!!!!!!

Trying to login to palabrapublications.com. Firefox continues to interrupt with 'website not secure' and impedes my ability to login even though I've read the message; t… (read more)

Trying to login to palabrapublications.com. Firefox continues to interrupt with 'website not secure' and impedes my ability to login even though I've read the message; then I have to re-enter my login information; then Firefox does it again; and we keep going around in a circle and you ARE PREVENTING ME FROM LOGGING INTO PALABRA .... I UNDERSTAND it's not https but I need to login so I can deal with the password issue later.....OK???????

Asked by emitchell44 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox constantly deleting history and closing open accounts

For some reason, after a fresh install of WIndows 10 64 bits, Firefox just keeps deleting my history and closing my open account sessions EACH TIME AFTER RESTARTING OR SH… (read more)

For some reason, after a fresh install of WIndows 10 64 bits, Firefox just keeps deleting my history and closing my open account sessions EACH TIME AFTER RESTARTING OR SHUTTING DOWN the PC. I've tried deleting the sqlite and json files several times, restarting Firefox, uninstalling Firefox, deleting leftover files, and reinstalling to no avail. Is this a Windows or Firefox issue? I've run out of options to try and i'm basically desperate. I'm even willing to let someone troubleshoot me through Teamviewer , please. Many thanks.

Asked by rodrigorosales87 1 year ago

Last reply by rodrigorosales87 1 year ago

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Many pages inside nytimes.com cannot display in Firefox although they display in Chrome and IE

I am trying to come back to Firefox after getting frustrated with Chrome. I installed the latest 32-bit version (64.0.1) although I also saw the same problem with the lat… (read more)

I am trying to come back to Firefox after getting frustrated with Chrome. I installed the latest 32-bit version (64.0.1) although I also saw the same problem with the latest 64-bit version (now uninstalled.)

The New York Times (nytimes.com) home page displays properly. Many pages inside their home page do not display properly. I see the page briefly and then it disappears and the browser window is entirely a white screen. The pages display normally in Chrome and Internet Explorer. Here are some example URLs:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/business/bankruptcy-older-americans.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/us/politics/iran-sanctions-trump.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/us/politics/rick-gates-manafort-trump-trial.html

The only extensions installed are: AdBlock Plus Copy PlainText LastPass

I have tried starting Firefox with these disabled. The problem still exists.

The only plugins installed are OpenH264 and Widevine, as automatically installed by Firefox.

I need to get this problem fixed if I am to return to FF. Thanks for your help.

Asked by pb2018 1 year ago

Last reply by pb2018 1 year ago

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Bing is unusually slow on firefox and Reddit has cookie problems

All right, basically, I have one big problem and one smaller problem. The big one is that firefox is really slow to load bing, pages taking upwards of 30 seconds to load… (read more)

All right, basically, I have one big problem and one smaller problem. The big one is that firefox is really slow to load bing, pages taking upwards of 30 seconds to load fully, and most of the time the page loads, and then it buffers and buffers while it loads the rest of it (like the rewards thingy, and my profile icon, and the options)

I've tried disabling plugins, and nothing works. Also, on Reddit, my RES subreddit list and my never-ending-reddit thing both never work and they tell me to add firefox to the cookie exceptions and while I did, that doesn't work either.

And I don't think my Ryzen 5 or GTX 1070 or 32GB of ram or SSD could have a part in this...

Asked by Prince_Polaris 1 year ago

Answered by Prince_Polaris 1 year ago

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Google safe search won't turn off since version 60

I have four browsers, some of them are Firefox based: Firefox 61 (64-bit latest version). Comodo Ice Dragon 60.0.2.10 (64-bit) (Portable Edition), Pale Moon (the old FF v… (read more)

I have four browsers, some of them are Firefox based: Firefox 61 (64-bit latest version). Comodo Ice Dragon 60.0.2.10 (64-bit) (Portable Edition), Pale Moon (the old FF version, 27.9.3), Opera and IE. I also have a few search engines, including Yahoo, Bing, Google, Duck Duck Go, and others for some specific sites search that I added or compiled, like Firefox Support (this very site).

Google search with safe search turned off works without problem with old FF Pale Moon and and IE, but not with Firefox 61, Ice Dragon 60 and Opera. There is no problem with any other search engines on any browser, all working well with safe search off.Hence, I believe there is a (intentional) problem not letting Google safe search to be turned off with FF versions 60 and 61, and Opera.

Firefox is my main and default browser, and Google the main search, so I need them work with safe search off. What can I do to reverse this situation and make them Work as they always had. please?

Asked by Straydog 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Firefox 61.0.1 crashing repeatedly

Firefox is crashing repeatedly. Tabs typically open: Reddit, gmail, twitch, (lately) world cup streams, youtube. latest few submitted crashes: https://crash-stats.moz… (read more)

Firefox is crashing repeatedly.

Tabs typically open: Reddit, gmail, twitch, (lately) world cup streams, youtube.

latest few submitted crashes:

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/4003ef0d-d955-407b-9f8f-736050180710 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-5e426954-fd9b-4c3c-916a-04e110180710 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-7b4ae057-1c46-4541-abe3-6309a1180710

Any help is appreciated!

Asked by teegs 1 year ago

Last reply by teegs 1 year ago

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Unable to install bookmarks from JSON, HTML or Chrome. What to do?

So I have done this many times in the past but on a PC running Windows 7, I am unable to install the bookmarks; they just hang and I have to crash the program. I do have … (read more)

So I have done this many times in the past but on a PC running Windows 7, I am unable to install the bookmarks; they just hang and I have to crash the program. I do have a lot of bookmarks but have never had this issue. I even was able to install them in chrome on the same machine and tried importing them from there although they were from Firefox originally. I have also tried safe mode.

Please advise!

Thanks!

Asked by mediterraneo 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago