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Bing Help!

I've changed my default Firefox search option to DuckDuckGo, and even removed Bing from the list of options... but every time I start Firefox, I see DuckDuckGo in the add… (read more)

I've changed my default Firefox search option to DuckDuckGo, and even removed Bing from the list of options... but every time I start Firefox, I see DuckDuckGo in the address bar, then Bing removes it and replaces it! What the heck?? I don't want MICROSOFT anything, that's why I changed! Help... :-(

Asked by milleniumgirl67 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 14 minutes ago

Google "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue"

After the google outage a week ago I can't get into any google site. I asked a friend that also uses firefox and they can access them just fine, I can enter normally with… (read more)

After the google outage a week ago I can't get into any google site. I asked a friend that also uses firefox and they can access them just fine, I can enter normally with other browsers, too.

Here's a transcript of the error page, if it helps:

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.youtube.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.youtube.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by lucasquiros93 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 hours ago

search without ip address location

For internet service I have to use a mobile hotspot for my desktop pc. The problem is that the mobile hotspot ip address is about 300 miles from where I am. So doing a … (read more)

For internet service I have to use a mobile hotspot for my desktop pc. The problem is that the mobile hotspot ip address is about 300 miles from where I am. So doing a search, I get results for that area that I am nowhere near. How do I stop this?

Asked by TomFoolery 16 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

continuous disc usage

Firefox seems to be a very high user of disc resources. I can hear the drive it's installed on being continuously accessed, and can see in Task Manager it's almost always… (read more)

Firefox seems to be a very high user of disc resources. I can hear the drive it's installed on being continuously accessed, and can see in Task Manager it's almost always using the most disc resources of any process. Even with one or a few tabs open, when Firefox isn't being actively used.

Can anyone tell me what is going on, and most importantly if there is a way to reduce the endless disc access. thx,

Asked by markeh 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Bookmark Colours

I have tried loads of options, ie making a userChrome.css folder, but nothing works. I have a new laptop with Firefox 84.0.2 installed, but every bookmark is grey. So di… (read more)

I have tried loads of options, ie making a userChrome.css folder, but nothing works.

I have a new laptop with Firefox 84.0.2 installed, but every bookmark is grey. So difficult to look at. Would prefer the old yellow colour.

Asked by jeanlyon 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Saving browser log in information

Each time I close the browser, firefox deletes all log in data. When booting the browser, I need to log in wiht username and password for all software. How can I stop tha… (read more)

Each time I close the browser, firefox deletes all log in data. When booting the browser, I need to log in wiht username and password for all software. How can I stop that from happening and continue using firefox always reusing previous log in data?

Asked by rainerconnectyou 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Grammarly

Why is my Grammarly not working on Mac? I noticed it wasnt working on the Canvas website and then I uninstalled and reinstalled the grammarly extension and it is still n… (read more)

Why is my Grammarly not working on Mac? I noticed it wasnt working on the Canvas website and then I uninstalled and reinstalled the grammarly extension and it is still not working. When I click on the toolbar on the green g I get a blank white box. Help!

{
  "application": {
    "name": "Firefox",
    "osVersion": "Darwin 20.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 20.2.0: Wed Dec  2 20:39:59 PST 2020; root:xnu-7195.60.75~1/RELEASE_X86_64",
    "version": "84.0.1",
    "buildID": "20201221152838",
    "distributionID": "",
    "userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.16; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0",
    "safeMode": false,
    "updateChannel": "release",
    "supportURL": "https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/84.0.1/Darwin/en-US/",
    "rosetta": false,
    "numTotalWindows": 1,
    "numFissionWindows": 0,
    "numRemoteWindows": 1,
    "fissionAutoStart": false,
    "fissionDecisionStatus": "disabledByDefault",
    "remoteAutoStart": true,
    "policiesStatus": 0,
    "keyLocationServiceGoogleFound": true,
    "keySafebrowsingGoogleFound": true,
    "keyMozillaFound": true
  },

If you need more data info let me know.

      "name": "Grammarly for Firefox",
      "type": "extension",
      "version": "8.868.0",
      "isActive": true,
      "id": "87677a2c52b84ad3a151a4a72f5bd3c4@jetpack"
    },

Asked by brandi.m.malone 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

blocking senders of unwanted emails

in my emails is a function called 'mark as'. The drop down menu includes 'block sender' and 'spam'. Block sender only works a small portion of the time. I get a message '… (read more)

in my emails is a function called 'mark as'. The drop down menu includes 'block sender' and 'spam'. Block sender only works a small portion of the time. I get a message 'error--can't block sender' Why can't I block a sender I do not want to receive emails from?

Asked by alantodd 8 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 hours ago

Disable auto restoring session after crash

I like to disable the automatic restore of sessions in all circumstances. I'd prefer to retain my history though. Using firefox 84.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 Whenever I logout/l… (read more)

I like to disable the automatic restore of sessions in all circumstances. I'd prefer to retain my history though.

Using firefox 84.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 Whenever I logout/login or restart the OS, FF restores my last session without asking. It's ok when I close FF first (FF starts a new session) but every other app shuts and resumes gracefully.

There are a lot of similar questions suggesting various settings...

browser.sessionhistory.max_entries =0 browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers=0 browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes=0 browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo=0 browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo=0 browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash=false

"Restore previous session" is unset.

None of this solves the problem.

Comments on other post suggest that linux shut down causes FF to crash. Seems that you cannot disable the restore session after crash and I get no "Do you want to...." screen.

Is there no way to tell FF not to restore crashed sessions?

Asked by peter434 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

Everytime I restart Firefox, all my bookmarks and add-ons are gone

I want to understand how and why it happens and mostly how can I stop that to happen again. It's really frustrating that I have to keep my computer on 24/7 so I wouldn't … (read more)

I want to understand how and why it happens and mostly how can I stop that to happen again. It's really frustrating that I have to keep my computer on 24/7 so I wouldn't lose anything on here...

Asked by outsader 16 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 hours ago

Can not play videos at one website

I have what I think is a specific video problem. Videos from the Washington Post get the message “This video is currently not available”. Other videos, e.g. from the Ne… (read more)

I have what I think is a specific video problem. Videos from the Washington Post get the message “This video is currently not available”. Other videos, e.g. from the New York Times do work. Washington Post videos work with Chrome and Opera.

The problem is on a new Dell Inspiron 5502 running Windows 10 and Ubuntu with dual boot. The problem only occurs under Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. It does not occur under Windows Firefox.

The current Firefox is 84.0.2. The problem did occur under 84.0 but I didn’t have time to pursue it.

The add-ons manager under extensions has no entries. Under plugins there is only “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems”.

Under preferences, performance, hardware acceleration is not selected and the content process limit is left at 8.

Running in safe mode does not help.

I had a different video problem on a pair of the hardware visible at https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1320396?utm_campaign=questions-reply&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email#answer-1381141 This is a different machine and a different problem.

Asked by alan.schulman 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 12 hours ago

Firefox malfunction

Hello, I am having difficulty opening certain features on certain sites (Openrunner for example) I have been advised to refresh and upgrade Firefox, but it doesn't work. … (read more)

Hello, I am having difficulty opening certain features on certain sites (Openrunner for example) I have been advised to refresh and upgrade Firefox, but it doesn't work. What should I do ? Thank you in advance, Thierry gross

Mail : [email]@yahoo.com

Asked by thierrygross 15 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Toolbar text size.

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the… (read more)

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the toolbars is very small compared to her old one. How can I increase the toolbar font size without altering the main body. Thank you, Andrew

Asked by andrewdpeters 15 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

unwanted duckduck privacy essentials

Suddenly ducksuck privacy essentials is running in my firefox install. 1) I don;t want that 2) I was never asked if I wanted that 3) FF downloaded a file without my permi… (read more)

Suddenly ducksuck privacy essentials is running in my firefox install. 1) I don;t want that 2) I was never asked if I wanted that 3) FF downloaded a file without my permission 4) how do I FORBID firefox to download extensions, add-ins, themes or what ever by itself?

Asked by novw 15 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

Firefox Password Transfer

I wanted to transfer my logins and password from one Computer to another and I managed to do so by copying the logins and Key4 files stored in the profile folder. Now, I … (read more)

I wanted to transfer my logins and password from one Computer to another and I managed to do so by copying the logins and Key4 files stored in the profile folder. Now, I am concerned about how easy this process was. Does it mean if my computer is hacked and those 2 files stolen, anyone will be able to access all the websites where I am registered?

Thank you

ANdrea

Asked by andrea_pini 15 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 14 hours ago

tab crashes on same website everytime I try to go to it

Everytime I try to go to my Yahoo Fantasy league the tab crashes. I have no idea how to get around it. https://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/ I get the "Gah. Your … (read more)

Everytime I try to go to my Yahoo Fantasy league the tab crashes. I have no idea how to get around it.

https://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/

I get the "Gah. Your tab just crashed." every time. Even why I try to reload it.

Asked by kevinmbenton 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 16 hours ago