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How do I turn OFF FireFox as Default Browser

While there are some things I like about FireFox, I use another browser for the vast majority of my browser use... I'm running Linux, and it seems that FireFox has locked… (read more)

While there are some things I like about FireFox, I use another browser for the vast majority of my browser use... I'm running Linux, and it seems that FireFox has locked itself in as the default browser... Since I am unable to modify that condition, is my only recourse to uninstall FireFox? Or, am I missing some secret handshake?

Asked by Shucks 4 days ago

Last reply by Shucks 38 minutes ago

Firefox in love with iTunes

What's the story with Firefox being so madly in love with iTunes, the moment I open Firefox, iTunes opens. Worse even. I can't close iTunes. It keeps opening up until I c… (read more)

What's the story with Firefox being so madly in love with iTunes, the moment I open Firefox, iTunes opens. Worse even. I can't close iTunes. It keeps opening up until I close Firefox.

Is this some kind of another MANDATE now? Part of the NWO? You MUST accept iTunes to jump into your face if you use Firefox?

Makes me dump this piece of intrusive waste for good, really. I am so sick and tired of this Tech-Tyranny ruling our brains, telling us what we MUST WANT and accept.

Asked by tyrannyfighter 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 2 days ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 15 hours ago

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Sync issues

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the … (read more)

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the loading icon just spins and spins and spins and spins and spins for.ev.er. Please help. I just want my browser to sync on different devices.

Asked by april.ross 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

78.15 ESR will force you to update?

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2. Never s… (read more)

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2.

Never saw this kind of text from mozilla before. Does this mean that unlike previous versions, 78.15 will no longer give you the option to decline automatic updates?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.15.0/releasenotes/

Asked by kvcfsqgu 2 days ago

PTE english test website

Hi Firefox Support Team, Hoping you guys are doing well. Recently, I am in Shanghai and I want to do some exam preparation on PTE english webiste. I used this same websi… (read more)

Hi Firefox Support Team,

Hoping you guys are doing well.

Recently, I am in Shanghai and I want to do some exam preparation on PTE english webiste. I used this same website 3 wks ago which was completely fine. I am quite concern about why recent can not use it, can you please help me to solve this issue, thank you very much!


Sarah Huang

Asked by sahuangwesh 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

HOW to get firefox theme like older REASONABLE DESIGN And not FLASHING TABS every load?

NEW FLASHING TAB LOADING ANIMATION on page load is obnoxious, WHERE IS THE THEME TO FIX THIS? WATERFOX is a better browser that has DEFAULT THEMES that are not ludicrous … (read more)

NEW FLASHING TAB LOADING ANIMATION on page load is obnoxious, WHERE IS THE THEME TO FIX THIS? WATERFOX is a better browser that has DEFAULT THEMES that are not ludicrous obnoxious ANIMATED TABS ON EVERY FRICKEN LOAD that is ludicrous FOR REAL! Where is the option to FIX THAT MADNESS, THANK!

Asked by Wes 5 days ago

Last reply by TNorth 4 days ago

Recent update to Firefox 78.15.Oesr, now can no longer reorder open windows

Greetings, I just updated to Firefox 78.15.Oesr and now am unable to reorder my open windows. As a student, I may have several projects open at a given time, and like to… (read more)

Greetings,

I just updated to Firefox 78.15.Oesr and now am unable to reorder my open windows. As a student, I may have several projects open at a given time, and like to have the project I am currently working on, next to the open Firefox window, for quick navigation between the browser and project. This option seems to have been disabled with the update. It is enough of a deal breaker that I may pursue reverting to the previous version of Firefox.

Also, the inability to delete bookmarks, and to close the bookmark window after selecting "show all bookmarks," remains a persistent frustration that I am surprised has not been addressed. With so many browser options available, these subtle annoyances are enough to prompt me to again shop around for alternatives, after being a Firefox devotee for over 10 years.

Thank you for your help, Josh Baker

Asked by shotgunreverend 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

paypal site - I can't get past the VERIFICATION display.

When trying to get to paypal.com, I get stacked at the VERIFICATION (in French) display and can't get to the site. I've called paypal and tried from CHROME and it worked… (read more)

When trying to get to paypal.com, I get stacked at the VERIFICATION (in French) display and can't get to the site. I've called paypal and tried from CHROME and it worked alright. I've changed the password,I've deleted the cookies in CLIQZ but can't get pass VERIFICATION. I must go to CHROME for any transactions with paypal. This didn't happen before (a few days ago). Could you pls help me??? Cristina Aragona

Asked by cristinaaragona 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Youtube videos cannot play smoothly in firefox.

I am using firefox in linux mint basically and today I noticed that when I click on a youtube link it opens my firefox and then the youtube website and the video loads bu… (read more)

I am using firefox in linux mint basically and today I noticed that when I click on a youtube link it opens my firefox and then the youtube website and the video loads but the video doesn't play and keeps buffering when I click on the play video button. And then if I click on other youtube video those doesn't work too. So I have to close firefox everytime and then when I manually visit the youtube website everything works. But if my browser is closed and then I click on the youtube video it loads the video but doesnt play it and keeps buffering.

Asked by vtqgeuxaxxmmwhz 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

How can I reassign F3 & F4 back to Copy/Paste

Using F3 & F4 for something other than copy/paste is like reassigning the return key to act like the delete key. This is the one feature of Firefox that prevents me f… (read more)

Using F3 & F4 for something other than copy/paste is like reassigning the return key to act like the delete key.

This is the one feature of Firefox that prevents me from making it my default browser. I can't even override it using the Mac OS shortcut overrides.

Any way to do this in Firefox?

Asked by matt142 1 week ago

Enabling addons on per website basis

Hi, I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet. This is imho a big flaw in the privac… (read more)

Hi,

I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet.

This is imho a big flaw in the privacy of users.

There are trivial cases, for example if I use a YouTube downloader plugin, I obviously want it to monitor my browsing ONLY when I'm on youtube.com...

And there are some critical cases: when I browse my web banking, or when I go on some trading website, I don't want my financial operations to be at risk because of an add-on that is very useful everywhere but on those site.

However, I don't want to exclude all the add-ons for those website too, that would be just too much.

I think there's already a coding base in place, since you can disable each add-on when using private windows. This could be enhanced by having a system of whitelist/blacklist instead. And this feature would actually make more sense than using a private window.

Another way would be to have this feature on per container, instead of per website, than would work well too.

People have different activities, and some requires useful plugins, that are very specific. I mean Keepass's add-on (for example) is useful everywhere, but many add-ons are related to one activity at a time.

For example, if I'm a marketer and want to analyze website, I'll use add-ons for having stats on metadata or keywords or even real time reports from Alexa or from AliExpress, etc...

But when I'm reading my email, I'm not happy those add-ons can see my data.

That would be tedious to disable all those plugins every time I change activity, especially since we are productive humans so obviously we need to alternate those activities doing multitask all the time.

And the private window option is not flexible enough for that kind of multitasking, when containers are.

I hope this helps everyone understand clearly why I think my request is not only a real user need, but also currently a flaw in users privacy since most people will not trade the comfort of their add-ons for some privacy concern they don't always understand...

I know this is some kind of feature request more than ask for help, but https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ is out of service so I don't know where to address my concern here.

Thanks for helping me pushing this idea forward.

Asked by Stopi 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago