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updates blocked by unknown administrator (systeembeheerder)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) an… (read more)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) and in about firefox (instead of update button). I have been able to change all other settings that I know of. I have also refreshed the browser once, disabled all addons once, and deinstalled it to reinstall the latest version once.

Is there a solution for this bug?

Asked by frisodeboer 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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This page keeps refreshing itself

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad . . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (6… (read more)

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad

. . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (64-bit) . . . ? It looks like a bug to me.

Asked by sludge7051-x 6 months ago

Answered by sludge7051-x 6 months ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 6 months ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 6 months ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Remove search history from URL bar?

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously … (read more)

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously to show up, in the order of most frequently visited. It used to do that until a few hours ago. Now instead I get previous search results and bookmarked sites only. Can I change it back to its previous function or will I have to revert to an older version of Firefox?

eta: I figured out how to get the websites to show again, but I still don't want the search history showing up.

Asked by girlyskin 7 months ago

Answered by girlyskin 7 months ago

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My address bar does not work after the Firefox 78 update.

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do an… (read more)

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do anything. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

Asked by mlbirk 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Set Default to open links in a new Tab - Does Not Work

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone. Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to… (read more)

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone.

Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to hit the back button to get back to that original page (and sometimes the back button get grayed out and I can't get back at all).

I've tried checking the box for: Open links in tabs instead of new windows but that doesn't do it. Then I tried checking the box for: When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately, and that doesn't do it either.

I know that a work-around is to hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a link, but I'd like to set it as a default so I don't have to do that.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by lisatbuy 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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How do I stop the address bar from expanding on click

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on pr… (read more)

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on principle) because it is worthless. How can I do this?

Asked by brentonian 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Some URLs not loading/ ublock origin not blocking ads

Hi, I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked. Since this morning, Firefox has failed t… (read more)

Hi,

I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked.

Since this morning, Firefox has failed to load in certain pages. There's no error message, FF briefly flashes the Stop button and then displays a totally blank page. I checked on Chrome, and it had no problem loading the page.

On pages that do load, ublock origin doesn't seem to be blocking any ads. I assume these problems are related, so I include this for completeness.

I've tried

  1. Restarting firefox in safe mode
  2. Restarting my PC
  3. Clearing firefox cookies and cache
  4. Restarting my router
  5. Flushing my DNS

What should I try next? Is there any additional info I need to provide?

Asked by sam68 6 months ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 6 months ago

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wss websocket stopped working

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome. What happened??? Port is open. Connect … (read more)

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome.

What happened???

Port is open. Connect when running websocket.org/echo.html in chrome but not in firefox

Asked by just-money 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Constant disk activity

Why is Firefox 78 writing to disk constantly? Even when the browser is idle, the hard drive light on my computer blinks non-stop, and I can hear the constant noise coming… (read more)

Why is Firefox 78 writing to disk constantly? Even when the browser is idle, the hard drive light on my computer blinks non-stop, and I can hear the constant noise coming from the hard drive. The problem is with the browser because the Processor Explorer (available from Microsoft) shows Firefox as doing the constant disk activity, and hard drive stops making noise when the browser is closed.

Asked by bakensobek 6 months ago

Answered by bakensobek 6 months ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

Yahoo hyjacking my google searches.

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove … (read more)

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove the add-on or extension but when I click on "add-ons" or extensions from the menu it just opens a new blank tab in my browser. When I click on search in the preferences menu, google is the only search engine checked in all of my selections. Please help me get rid of the yahoo search.

Asked by markdbrown 5 months ago

Last reply by JWStewart 4 months ago

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cookies

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago). The page isn't redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook… (read more)

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago).


The page isn't redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.


I`ve tried to do myself but not working any help anyone, please

Thank you

Asked by kenwalsh00 6 months ago

Answered by kenwalsh00 6 months ago

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How to enable recommended by pocket

Hi there! My recommended by pocket feature disappeared after the most recent Firefox update. Im currently running 78.01 version. I also tried about:config and the browser… (read more)

Hi there!

My recommended by pocket feature disappeared after the most recent Firefox update. Im currently running 78.01 version. I also tried about:config and the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories is set to true, but pocket recommendations are still missing from the homepage. Your help will be much appreciated.

Asked by havoc321 6 months ago

Answered by user2738492 6 months ago

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Installing search engines from Mycroft Project not working

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't get any notice, it just d… (read more)

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working.

I don't get any notice, it just doesn't work.

Also, one of the search engines I've been using (Twitter) seems to have disappeared from my browser. That's what got me to try to install it again, with no luck so far.

(I've dowloaded Firefox Nightly, installed it from scratch, and seem to have the problem.)

Asked by Marcos 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 months ago

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White bar on FF above the tabs

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maxim… (read more)

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maximize, and close functions are present on the tab bar on my desktop FF browser. Screenshot attached

Asked by shhtewart 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago