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How come Firefox uses Google as default search engine?

If Firefox is all about privacy, how come Firefox uses Google as default search engine? It's like trying to avoid being spied and hiring the NSA to help you. I don't unde… (read more)

If Firefox is all about privacy, how come Firefox uses Google as default search engine? It's like trying to avoid being spied and hiring the NSA to help you.

I don't understand why Firefox hasn't chosen Duckduckgo or other instead. Makes it appear fishy to me... Unless you get money from Google...

Asked by josuefebles 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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how to deactivate search within address bar?

Hello, there is the option to activate a search bar, fine. I use this searbar, thats also fine. How can i deactivate the search functionality within the address bar caus… (read more)

Hello, there is the option to activate a search bar, fine. I use this searbar, thats also fine. How can i deactivate the search functionality within the address bar cause the is the search bar?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen Walter

Asked by walter4578 1 year ago

Answered by Harindu Lakshan 1 year ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Disable search in address bar function.

Even though I have deselected "Show search suggestions in address bar results" in my preferences, I can't get rid of it. When I start typing in the address bar it has th… (read more)

Even though I have deselected "Show search suggestions in address bar results" in my preferences, I can't get rid of it.

When I start typing in the address bar it has the whole drop down box with a bunch of search engines I don't want or use - YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit and Twitter.

It wasn't there before, and it's really annoying.

Asked by Bells 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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What does this mean: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf

My firefox browser has been opening multiple tabs with this: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf What is going on? I can't cl… (read more)

My firefox browser has been opening multiple tabs with this: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf What is going on? I can't close them. I tried. I rebooted but it did nothing. I'm using Windows 10. I also just upgraded my ccleaner yesterday. This started a couple of days ago though. Help!

Asked by joyce.greer2 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I can't enter a website address on my camera and microphone settings.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. I very much appreciate it. I am able to join a conference on BigBlueButton. However, I cannot activate my microphone or we… (read more)

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. I very much appreciate it. I am able to join a conference on BigBlueButton. However, I cannot activate my microphone or webcam.

I followed the Mozilla instructions for allowing microphone and webcam permission for this site. However, when I enter the web address for the site into the "Settings-Camera Permissions" or "Settings-Microphone" box, and hit "Enter," it will not enter the website.

I'm on a mac ios, and I also followed the Mozilla instructions for changing the camera and microphone permissions in the system preferences>privacy settings, but was unsuccessful there as well.

Again, thank you for any help you can provide.

Arthur

moved from Firefox for iOS to Firefox for Desktop - Andrew

Asked by HOSPITALLER 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where is my "junk mail folder" in outlook gone?

Hello to whom it may concern: Two days ago my Firefox Browser was updated for my automatically, to 75.0(64-Bit). But today I need to reboot my computer due to things gett… (read more)

Hello to whom it may concern: Two days ago my Firefox Browser was updated for my automatically, to 75.0(64-Bit). But today I need to reboot my computer due to things getting slow. Once I rebooted I had noticed when I had opened Outlook Email in my Firefox Browser the "Junk E-mail Folder" had disappeared. I immediately went to my standby browser on 'Edge' and checked to see if things had also changed on my Outlook E-mail account, it was all good nothing missing or changed. I totally only use Firefox Browser it is the only browser I trust and know that protects me(plus Firefox is so much faster). I do hope this issue can be fixed fast, since I do get important e-mails that end up in my Junk e-mail folder I need to have access to. Kindest regards, Milton

Asked by MLB 1 year ago

Answered by MLB 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps logging me out of accounts

Ever since that issue a few months back where all your passwords were deleted from Firefox, I have a problem where even if I tick the box to keep me looged in to a partic… (read more)

Ever since that issue a few months back where all your passwords were deleted from Firefox, I have a problem where even if I tick the box to keep me looged in to a particuar forum, for example, if I close the tab and then open it again, I've been logged out and have to log in again. Anyone else have this issue?

Asked by rowlanda 1 year ago

Answered by isuri umangi 1 year ago

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Will flash still work after 2020?

I want to still play flash games after 2020, and i don't want them to stop working, Flash games are a important part of internet history and they are fun, will flash stil… (read more)

I want to still play flash games after 2020, and i don't want them to stop working, Flash games are a important part of internet history and they are fun, will flash still work after 2020? Is there a workaround to continue use flash?

Asked by FirefoxUser2029692 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox automatically opens in fullscreen mode. How do I stop this?

Whenever I open fire fox it automatically opens in fullscreen. Hitting F11 does nothing. I open it in safe mode and I see the address and search bar and everything but I … (read more)

Whenever I open fire fox it automatically opens in fullscreen. Hitting F11 does nothing. I open it in safe mode and I see the address and search bar and everything but I am unable to click on them and honestly it doesn't even look right when I open it up in safe. I provided pictures. I have been all over the settings and looked into multiple forums that all say the same things and tells you how to get out of fullscreen mode but not anything on how to stop it from happening automatically on open. I have uninstalled and re-installed as well.

Anyone have any insight?

Asked by VillainousFox 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox icon disappears when I shut down computer

I've installed Firefox on my MacBook Air laptop, but every time I turn off my computer, the icon to access Firefox disappears from my shortcuts bar and I have to go back … (read more)

I've installed Firefox on my MacBook Air laptop, but every time I turn off my computer, the icon to access Firefox disappears from my shortcuts bar and I have to go back to my downloads folder, double click on the "Firefox 75.0.dmg" file and re-install Firefox. Meanwhile, all my bookmarks on Firefox are lost and have to start everything anew like a new customer each day. My membership email is the only thing that is retained therefore day-to-day. I've checked the settings and have even made Firefox my default browser but that hasn't helped. I should add that I also have Express VPN. When I add Firefox to the ExpressVPN's shortcuts, again it stays there only until I turn off the computer. Meanwhile, Google Chrome and my email icons remain on the VPN startup window and don't go away as does Firefox. Jacob

Asked by HAAvedissian 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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How to remove Event Listener at the inspector panel of firefox devtools?

Guys, Removing Event listener on chrome is simple, just view it on the bottom right section, expand the element on the event trees, then click the 'remove' button. Tada a… (read more)

Guys, Removing Event listener on chrome is simple, just view it on the bottom right section, expand the element on the event trees, then click the 'remove' button. Tada and putta, the event is no longer functional. But, on firefox platform, how to achieve that???

Asked by qlintonger 1 year ago

Answered by Buddhika 1 year ago

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autohide everything when not hovered anywhere on browser

all i want is the userchrome.css to hide everything until i hover anywhere on the browser. not just when i hover the titlebar, as my code does now #navigator-toolbox { … (read more)

all i want is the userchrome.css to hide everything until i hover anywhere on the browser. not just when i hover the titlebar, as my code does now

 #navigator-toolbox {
   position: relative;
   height: 20px;
   margin-bottom: 0px;
   opacity: .3;
   overflow: auto;
 }
 #navigator-toolbox:hover {
   height: auto;
   margin-bottom: 0px;
   opacity: 1;
   overflow: show;
 }

if my mouse cursor is anywhere on the browser then i want nothing to be hidden. when my mouse cursor leaves firefox, then i want everything to be hidden.

Asked by rgrdgls69 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Windows 10 Firefox 75.0 | Spellcheck not working despite enabling in settings + language pack installed

Good Evening, Many thanks in advance to anybody who may be of assistance in providing steps towards a resolution. Essentially with Firefox 75.0 on Windows 10 64 bit, F… (read more)

Good Evening,

Many thanks in advance to anybody who may be of assistance in providing steps towards a resolution.

Essentially with Firefox 75.0 on Windows 10 64 bit, Firefox seems to have a completely dysfunctional spell checker.

This is despite the spell check option for “check my spelling” being enabled in settings and a dictionary being installed.

The advanced options also on “spellcheckDefault pref” has selected Boolean as opposed to Number or String, for whatever difference this would make.

Additionally in other browsers on the same system, screenshot provided Chromium Edge Beta, spellchecker does work as expected.

Is this a Windows 10 wide issue, since on my work P.C [also Windows 10 64 bit] – this version running Firefox E.S.R - I experience the same issues with spell check despite, like on my home machine, having spell check enabled in settings and a dictionary installed.

Many thanks for any assistance which may be given.

EDIT: 28/04/2020, 17:30 GMT: Title changed to reflect what actually was installed | Original Question: "Windows 10 Firefox 75.0 | Spellcheck not working despite enabling in settings + Dictionary installed" - Dictionary not actually installed at time of asking.


____________________________________________________________________ Screenshots included [all on home machine]:

  • Firefox version
  • Lack of Firefox spell check functionality in practice [Bing Search Translate Box]
  • Chromium Edge Beta spell check functionality present [Bing Search Translate Box]
  • Advanced Settings – relating to spellcheck preferences
  • Settings for enabling spell check
  • Dictionary settings

Asked by i7howlrunner 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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When I open a new tab how to remove the cursor focused on the address bar by default

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and th… (read more)

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and the address bar was widened and made a little shadow to the bookmarks bar which caused discomfort for me, because I always open website by bookmarks bar, no need for typing the full address in the adress bar. I have searched the config options but none is effective and also tried about:config, is there anyway not to widen the address bar or is there a configuration when I click the bookmark in current tab,it will open in new tab not replace the current tab .If it is possible by not downloading a lower verson,please let me know how to config it,thank you.

Asked by hellowd 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can I separate taskbar icons by profiles?

I'm using firefox on Windows 10. I want to use different accounts for a website at the same time, so I created two profiles. But when I use these profiles at the same tim… (read more)

I'm using firefox on Windows 10. I want to use different accounts for a website at the same time, so I created two profiles. But when I use these profiles at the same time, these icons are gruoped into one taskbar icon. I only can add one shortcut(for one profile) on my taskbar and start menu.

Is there any way to separate these icon by profiles? and add multiple profiles shortcuts on taskbar?

Asked by DEViA01 1 year ago

Answered by shehan 1 year ago

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How do I set Flash to click-to-run in Mozilla Firefox? Flash does not appear in the "Add-ons" list

The articles in the Help section say to click on the menu on the right of the Firefox window, then select "Add-ons". The Flash extension should appear and I can set it t… (read more)

The articles in the Help section say to click on the menu on the right of the Firefox window, then select "Add-ons". The Flash extension should appear and I can set it to "click-to-run". The problem is that the Flash extension isn't there. I have Firefox 75.0 . Thanks

Asked by Stuart 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Custom search engine query URL?

Hi, See attached for details. One feature I'm trying to setup with FF is search engine query URL shortcuts. Basically, it allows the user to type a letter and it auto ena… (read more)

Hi,

See attached for details. One feature I'm trying to setup with FF is search engine query URL shortcuts. Basically, it allows the user to type a letter and it auto enables that URL. In this case, we're using Reddit. Basically, it allow us to type 'R' followed by a space which then auto populates the query URL. We can then type in our requested subreddits. However, I haven't been able to get this to work with FF. The search engine function add-on in firefox only enables a general search instead of subreddit specific. Would love to hear any feedback and/or solutions. Thanks in advance.

Asked by CarpeDien 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago