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unable to turn off Safe Search in Bing

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, i… (read more)

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, it has reverted to moderate. Firefox is vs 96.0.1. Setting is set to normal, not strict. Windows 10 preferences are set to safe search off. All caches have been cleared. I took off all extensions, ran malware bytes & cccleaner & anti-virus scan. I tried a refresh of Firefox. Nothing has helped.

Using Edge or Chrome browsers on the Bing search page, Safe search turns off as it should.

--There was a power failure, last night, which knocked off my computer.  That may or may not be related.  However, with both Edge and Chrome accessing Bing okay, it seems to definitely be a Firefox problem?

Asked by sunslight 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Embedded google calendar not showing

Not sure where this fits in so I started here. I have been running firefox for a very long time. For my home page, I am using Protopage. I have my google calendar as one … (read more)

Not sure where this fits in so I started here. I have been running firefox for a very long time. For my home page, I am using Protopage. I have my google calendar as one of the widgets on the page. I have it set up correctly. It was showing up yesterday. Now today it is not showing. I am getting this error:

Firefox Can’t Open This Page

To protect your security, accounts.google.com will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it. To see this page, you need to open it in a new window.

I have not made any changes to Protopage or Firefox.

Got any ideas what has changed? What I need to fix to get it working again?

Bob

Asked by davet354tfd 5 months ago

Answered by davet354tfd 5 months ago

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Firefox stuck in dark mode with a custom theme

I have been using the same custom theme for the past 3 years or so on both my windows 10 pro and dual boot Ubuntu 20.04. Recently, my windows 10 pro firefox started going… (read more)

I have been using the same custom theme for the past 3 years or so on both my windows 10 pro and dual boot Ubuntu 20.04. Recently, my windows 10 pro firefox started going into dark mode all of a sudden without me changing ANYTHING. The system theme and everything else stays the same. Then about 5 days later, my Ubuntu 20.04 firefox started to inherit this stupid dark mode as well. I have tried _ setting ui.systemUsesDarkTheme to 0 (number value) in about:config _ Changing to other custom color themes, and they all went into dark mode. _ Refresh Firefox _ Reinstall Firefox

When I went into "Ads on & theme" tabs, changing to system theme, it picks up the white theme mode. But Youtube webpage system theme mode pick up the dark theme mode.

Asked by Hekate 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Firefox 96.0.2 home screen color

I saw this posted: (A) Right-click context menus, toolbar drop-down panels Starting in Firefox 89, these would flip to a dark background if the text on the inactive/backg… (read more)

I saw this posted: (A) Right-click context menus, toolbar drop-down panels Starting in Firefox 89, these would flip to a dark background if the text on the inactive/background tabs was white or light. Firefox 96 has extended this adaptation to more parts of the browser. As far as I know, the only built-in way to avoid this is to change your toolbar theme to one with dark text on the inactive/background tabs. (The other way is the not-officially-supported userChrome.css file route.)

OK, I have been using a "not-officially-supported userChrome.css file" for quite sometime. Every 4th or 5th update (sic) screws it up. Apparently the latest (96.0.2) "looks" at my toolbars, makes an (erroneous) assumption and turns the main part of the home screen to black.

Not useful!

Suggestions to override Firefox's (less than helpful) assumption?

Asked by AIVAS 5 months ago

Answered by Terry 5 months ago

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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (read more)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Password problem

Hi, Firefox is my preferred browser but I am having trouble logging into a site I use a lot. The site is Supercoach (https://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au) but when I try t… (read more)

Hi, Firefox is my preferred browser but I am having trouble logging into a site I use a lot. The site is Supercoach (https://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au) but when I try to log in it keeps telling me the user name or password is incorrect. I have tried clearing the cache with no success. I have no problem logging in with Chrome and Brave. Please advise, Ian.

Asked by amigaman 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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can't access the Microsoft Office website

After I log in to the Office and try to enter Word online (https://www.office.com/launch/word?auth=1) , I am constantly redirected to the home page , (https://www.office… (read more)

After I log in to the Office and try to enter Word online (https://www.office.com/launch/word?auth=1) , I am constantly redirected to the home page , (https://www.office.com/?trysignin=0). I already deleted cookies and add-ons, reinstalled firefox

Asked by danil_mazur 5 months ago

Answered by danil_mazur 5 months ago

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Background on websites dark all of a sudden

I don't why (as i have not altered any settings). But now when i use Mozilla firefox browser, a lot of websites are being displayed with a blark/dark background. I know i… (read more)

I don't why (as i have not altered any settings). But now when i use Mozilla firefox browser, a lot of websites are being displayed with a blark/dark background. I know it is the firefox browser as it does not do the same if i use other web browsers. I tried looking up the issue and solutions. All i could find was some suggestion that websites are displayed according to the settings on my PC i.e if it is set to light or dark mode. I checked this and the settings have not changed. Also as previously mentioned, then if that was the reason, surely the websites would display dark when using another browser. I have attached a screen shot of the twitter website as an example.

Asked by TKTrooper 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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Having difficulty with bookmarks

Hello/hi Yesterday (Feb1) I had a functional problem with my email site (provider = Orange). Sorting it out with the technician obliged me to refresh Mozilla (for various… (read more)

Hello/hi Yesterday (Feb1) I had a functional problem with my email site (provider = Orange). Sorting it out with the technician obliged me to refresh Mozilla (for various reasons I'm still on Wndows 7), even though I saw that I had the latest version. I believe that I ticked all the right bowes when doing the Refresh. When it had completed my Orange function duly worked again - but! I could no longer see my (quite extenive) Bookmarks. There's no loner any button to enable me to Bookmark a current page.. My efforts via the drop-down Get-Help-on-Bookmarks function have not worked either. So, please, I need your help! Many thanks indeed for both your excellent browser and for the help which I hope will be forthcoming! Best wishes, PT.

Asked by peter.townsend1 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Cannot access our 3 sites using Firefox on my PC, but the sites *are* accessible with different browsers

Hello, Today I cannot get onto three of our websites using Firefox, but other people using different browsers *are* able to access them. Refreshing the pages, rebooting, … (read more)

Hello,

Today I cannot get onto three of our websites using Firefox, but other people using different browsers *are* able to access them. Refreshing the pages, rebooting, and clearing the cache in Settings did not help. What do you think is causing the problem and how can it be resolved? Thanks.

Here's the message that displays (changed the website name to xxx below) for me on all three sites (appears to be an SSL issue but as mentioned above, others can access the sites using different browsers).

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to xxx.com. Peer’s Certificate has been revoked.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by Vosvuur 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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YAHOO! Gemini ads in inbox

i am getting YAHOO! Gemini ads in my email inboxes when i log in with firefox version 96.0.3. on my imac running software version 12.2. When i log in via other devices t… (read more)

i am getting YAHOO! Gemini ads in my email inboxes when i log in with firefox version 96.0.3. on my imac running software version 12.2. When i log in via other devices the ads do not appear,

They always appear at the top of my inbox list, and when i double click them it takes me to the advertiser's web page.

I don't think it's malicious, but it's definitely annoying.

Is there any way to stop this crap???

Asked by hodgepodge1 5 months ago

Answered by hodgepodge1 5 months ago

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Web pages jumping down to email input box when reloaded....me no likey

As of today, Feb 7th 2022, when I reload pages that have an email input box (to "sign up"), the page jumps down to where it can display that box as the last line displaye… (read more)

As of today, Feb 7th 2022, when I reload pages that have an email input box (to "sign up"), the page jumps down to where it can display that box as the last line displayed (which might be at the very bottom of the page). This happens on every page that has an email i/p box, but does not happen on any that do NOT have that box.

Furthermore, if that i/p box is about halfway down the page, and I have scrolled below it, then upon reloading the page it will scroll up so that the i/p box is the very first line displayed.

The i/p box is always filled with my email addy, and I don't mind if it is not (but I can't stop it from putting it in)

Restarting the browser did not change anything.

FWIW, I do not have caret browsing activated.

Asked by brettinkat 5 months ago

Answered by brettinkat 4 months ago

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Firefox scrolls up to the top of page when I click on any video link on Tiktok site.

Problem: Firefox scrolls up to the top of page when I click on any video link on Tiktok site. Details: Problem also exists in Private Window. I tried disabling all Ext… (read more)

Problem: Firefox scrolls up to the top of page when I click on any video link on Tiktok site.

Details:

  • Problem also exists in Private Window.
  • I tried disabling all Extensions and it didn't help.
  • Works normal only in Safe Mode.
  • Tiktok works fine with other browsers.
  • Page works normal 1 time after initial loading. I click on any video and it opens. When I exit video page and land back on video index, problem starts. Any mouse click (right,left and middle) makes FF jump to top of the page (even without scrolling. It's supposed to scroll just like when you press HOME on keyb.).
  • 2 different behaviors on Tiktok Main Feed vs Tiktok User's Feed. On the Main Feed, when I click on a video, I see the page jumps to top but it opens the video link after a 1/2 sec delay. On the User's Feed, video link doesn't open. It just jumps to the top and does nothing.

Version: FF 96.0.3 (64-bit) for Desktop PC OS: Win 7 SP2

Any suggestions to pin and fix this?

Asked by taseron 4 months ago

Answered by taseron 4 months ago

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How do you remove the muted text and icon from the tabs?

I like to mute all of my tabs so they don't play annoying sounds. However a very annoying mute icon appears when I hover over it and the "muted" text is shown under the … (read more)

I like to mute all of my tabs so they don't play annoying sounds. However a very annoying mute icon appears when I hover over it and the "muted" text is shown under the name. I tried adding to my userChrome.css:

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul); .tab-icon-overlay[muted], .tab-icon-sound[muted] {

 display: none !important;

}

This only removes the muted icon, and when I hover over a tab its favicon disappears. I also tried changing browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon as suggested in [answer] but it isn't an option anymore.

How do I remove it completely without changing the context menu item?

Asked by Anynomous 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Profile Manager Theme Suddenly Turns Into Light

Firefox's Profile Manager has always been in dark theme, which makes sense as my Windows theme preferences dictate that. However, once, I launched Firefox, which, as per … (read more)

Firefox's Profile Manager has always been in dark theme, which makes sense as my Windows theme preferences dictate that. However, once, I launched Firefox, which, as per preferences, asks which profile to use (i.e. Profile Manager), and the window is in light theme! I tried refreshing Firefox, and when that didn't work uninstalling Firefox along with user data and preferences (along with the "Old Firefox Data" folder on Desktop), but none of that made a difference. I restarted the computer, and that didn't nudge a thing either. What is happening?

Asked by Hassan Khalloof 5 months ago

Answered by Hassan Khalloof 4 months ago

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All my pages went to dark mode after the last update

I always used a theme that is dark on the top side (tab area), after the last update, all pages went on darkmode without me making any change, google search, twitter, wha… (read more)

I always used a theme that is dark on the top side (tab area), after the last update, all pages went on darkmode without me making any change, google search, twitter, whatsapp web, even the initial firefox page. The only way to turn that off is to deactivate my theme. I dont want my browser to be entirely on dark mode. How can I roll back this change?

Asked by dieguitocinti 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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background color

When I turned my computer on this morning the back ground on the home page is black. If I remove the add-ons it will be white. But if I put a add on back on it is black… (read more)

When I turned my computer on this morning the back ground on the home page is black. If I remove the add-ons it will be white. But if I put a add on back on it is black again and I can't see it good.

Asked by lgraceks 5 months ago

Answered by Thái Minh Nguyễn 5 months ago

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Update 1-12-2022

Firefox updated to 96.0 but I can't load Facebook, gmail or Bing. I keep getting this: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com.… (read more)

Firefox updated to 96.0 but I can't load Facebook, gmail or Bing. I keep getting this: Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Help?

Asked by lzod33 5 months ago

Answered by Paul 5 months ago

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Pop-up asking for password

When I'm using the Firefox browser a small pop-up box often appears saying "Must provide password." If I type in my actual password and hit Enter, the box just pops up ag… (read more)

When I'm using the Firefox browser a small pop-up box often appears saying "Must provide password." If I type in my actual password and hit Enter, the box just pops up again. If I hit the Cancel button it goes away and doesn't seem to affect my use of the browser. Is there a way to get it to stop popping up?

Asked by Bruce 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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How can I restore Firefox bookmarks and settings after Windows refresh?

I saw this topic in a couple of places on the forum, but the posts are from 2014/15, and some things have changed since then. Some updated instructions would be appreciat… (read more)

I saw this topic in a couple of places on the forum, but the posts are from 2014/15, and some things have changed since then. Some updated instructions would be appreciated! I'm particularly concerned about my bookmarks.

Also, does it matter whether I had the same version of Firefox before and after the refresh? I'm not 100% sure that I did. Thanks.

Asked by Firefoxhunt 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago