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won't open new page when I click bookmark, instead changes pages EVEN THO PREFERENCES SET TO OPEN NEW PAGES

Firefox keeps on changing pages, even yanking minimized pages back onto the screen and changing them, even though I have Firefox preferences set to always open new pages … (read more)

Firefox keeps on changing pages, even yanking minimized pages back onto the screen and changing them, even though I have Firefox preferences set to always open new pages to accommodate links on a page or bookmarks.

I don't want Firefox to tamper with any pages, period. If I have a pages minimized, no way should Firefox be yanking that page up back onto the screen because it's "too lazy" to open up a new page to accommodate a bookmark or link clicked on.

It's extremely aggravating to click a link on a page, get a new page then, when I click the page to close it I find no page underneath, indicating that Firefox had changed the original page rather than open up a new page automatically to accommodate the link, etc.

What's the point of me in Firefox preferences setting it up for Firefox to open up new pages automatically when afterwards it doesn't?

Asked by tncdel 8 years ago

Last reply by tncdel 8 years ago

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Firefox Sync: Is it safe?

Hi all, I just noticed that there was an update to Firefox’s sync service and it seems that my old sync details no longer work so I need to move to the new system. Since … (read more)

Hi all, I just noticed that there was an update to Firefox’s sync service and it seems that my old sync details no longer work so I need to move to the new system. Since I do so much of my work and I keep so much highly personal information in Firefox, I just wanted to know how I can check if this new Firefox sync service is safe. Is my personal information safe? Can my personal information be shared with others? Can the Mozilla people access my personal information? I didn’t want to use Firefox Sync until I was 100% certain that it was safe and nobody could access my personal information such as the Mozilla people or anyone else.

Asked by newbie333 5 years ago

Answered by user633449 5 years ago

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When I click on a link in Twitter, Facebook, other, the page opens but then goes to Yahoo search. How do i kill that?

I have Google set as my default search engine. When I am in any of a number of sites and click on a link to open it, the page does open but only momentarily, and then the… (read more)

I have Google set as my default search engine. When I am in any of a number of sites and click on a link to open it, the page does open but only momentarily, and then the browser switches over to Yahoo search for that topic. I'd like to keep this from happening but don't know how. I'm on a Mac Book Pro, OS 10.9.5. this was not happening before the switch to Yahoo as the default Firefox search engine.

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Asked by DavidRopeik 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I make Firefox quit reloading web pages multiple times (while I'm reading a page), so the back button will go back to previous page

The back button has not been working properly for maybe a month. I've finally addressed the problem but have no solution. Updated to Firefox 43.0, disabled all my add-ons… (read more)

The back button has not been working properly for maybe a month. I've finally addressed the problem but have no solution. Updated to Firefox 43.0, disabled all my add-ons plus reverted to default header, then also ran the refresh which deleted my add-ons. This problem happens on multiple web sites. I'll click on Rawstory.com (as an example), then click on an article and start reading it. While the page doesn't appear to reload as I read, I have noticed that the little Rawstory icon in the tab winks (as if reloading the page). This happens over and over again. Now I know to pull down the window under the back arrow to see what happened. The last page that I read ended up showing up 9 times under the back arrow, even though all I'd done was click on it once and read the article. I've wondered if my clicking on the scroll bar to read down the article is somehow causing this problem (ditto for using my fingers on the track pad). Thanks for your help.

Asked by Jerseygirl01 4 years ago

Answered by Jerseygirl01 4 years ago

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FF 57 is apparently incompatible with Xmarks - downloading from their server DELETES everything in my Bookmarks Toolbar

I use Xmarks to synchronize bookmarks ACROSS browsers. Many of the commercial sites (such as LLBean and Orvis, I haven't listed those I've encountered - undoubtedly I sho… (read more)

I use Xmarks to synchronize bookmarks ACROSS browsers. Many of the commercial sites (such as LLBean and Orvis, I haven't listed those I've encountered - undoubtedly I should have) I purchase from do not support Firefox and it is impossible to place orders with them, so I must use Chrome. I WANT Chrome AND Safari synchronized with Firefox, so I am free to switch between them.

Anyway, since FF 57 (which has apparently been FORCED on me), the Xmarks pop-up saying synchronization is needed has a download from server option. I have VERIFIED that their server HAS the lastest and complete set of my Bookmarks Toolbar folders and sites within the folders.

Selecting "download" WIPES OUT ALL my Bookmarks Toolbar folders and their contents in FF 57. I have seen this happen now TWICE.

Apparently, as many are saying, Mozilla wants us all to move to Chrome or Safari.

I can get my bookmarks back by importing FROM Chrome (THANKFULLY), but then I must move each folder from the "Bookmarks from Chrome" folder to the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Asked by Paul Hubert 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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How do eliminate the redirect from DuckDuckGo through r.serch.yahoo.com, which never loads my favorite pages?

Some of my favorite web pages are now unavailable because search requests are redirected to the "r.search.yahoo.com" server, which results in a no-load timeout error. Ju… (read more)

Some of my favorite web pages are now unavailable because search requests are redirected to the "r.search.yahoo.com" server, which results in a no-load timeout error. Just started last week. I have found no solutions online, other that someone selling a malware program that claims to find and remove it. I have refreshed Firefox, to no avail. I have searched this forum, without result. I may be missing something here (the forum), but wonder if this is a result of malware that neither Malwarebytes or Norton Security is missing. Any ideas out there?

Asked by JCosmoAsp 2 years ago

Last reply by JCosmoAsp 2 years ago

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I updated my Firefox as the browser said I needed to, and when opening the browser after restarting, ALL my bookmarks are gone! How do I get them back?

A small notification stating "critical Firefox update needed", or something like that. I downloaded the most recent version, deleted the old one from my desktop, and open… (read more)

A small notification stating "critical Firefox update needed", or something like that. I downloaded the most recent version, deleted the old one from my desktop, and opened the new one, and ALL my bookmarks are now GONE! How do i get them back???

Asked by sgtck72 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Why is my new update of 10.0 opening with Work Offline as the default? In about:config network.manage-offline-status is set to false.

Why is my new update of 10.0 opening with Work Offline as the default? In about:config network.manage-offline-status is set to false. It does this every time I start a n… (read more)

Why is my new update of 10.0 opening with Work Offline as the default? In about:config network.manage-offline-status is set to false. It does this every time I start a new Firefox process when no other Firefox processes are running.

Asked by huh77 8 years ago

Last reply by 032212 8 years ago

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url search bar drop down list

How can I restore the search bar drop down list and current search engine icon as it was up to FF version 56 I never upgraded because of this missing convenient feature f… (read more)

How can I restore the search bar drop down list and current search engine icon as it was up to FF version 56 I never upgraded because of this missing convenient feature for multilingual users besides this I hate tabs

Asked by macssam 9 months ago

Last reply by macssam 9 months ago

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too little space for URL / addressbar - need vertical left/right add-on bar to place extension icons

While browsing, the URL is essential. I often need to drag / copy this URL to another application. Most of the time there simply is NO room at all to even grab the URL. … (read more)

While browsing, the URL is essential. I often need to drag / copy this URL to another application. Most of the time there simply is NO room at all to even grab the URL. So we need to enlarge the browser window in order to enlarge the toolbar.

Does any add on or extension exist that adds an additional left, right or bottom 'bar' where we can place extension icons / controls? So as to maximize room for the addressbar? With bigger and bigger monitors available it is just plain ridiculous to not be able to use this space.

Asked by ipanini 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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How to find the folder containing a bookmark

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari the… (read more)

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari there an optional column for folder and you can then right-click and get an option to open the folder.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

-louie

Asked by Louie S 8 months ago

Last reply by eberger5 3 months ago

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Can't unblock website that is safe

So I'm am trying to access discordapp.com but it is blocked. It is a very popular site and I know it is secure. How do I unlock it? I do not have avast. … (read more)

So I'm am trying to access discordapp.com but it is blocked. It is a very popular site and I know it is secure. How do I unlock it? I do not have avast.

Asked by BGovern 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can't contact one particular web site from an email link

2 months ago the email links to articles that I had been using for years stopped working. Error message says can't connect with the web site. This is a very popular web … (read more)

2 months ago the email links to articles that I had been using for years stopped working. Error message says can't connect with the web site. This is a very popular web site.

Asked by dennisedds 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Every time I start firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter address How do I stop this crap?

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will … (read more)

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will not stop. I just want it t stop, please can some one tell me how to put an end to this garbage?

Asked by mrbeta 5 months ago

Answered by Yinmin 5 months ago

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Need step by step instructions to install older version of firefox

I have purposely been using an older version because I will lose access to some add-ons that are CRITICAL for my ability to use certain sites. I am aware of all of the r… (read more)

I have purposely been using an older version because I will lose access to some add-ons that are CRITICAL for my ability to use certain sites. I am aware of all of the risks, and I still want to do this.

While this link ( https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ ) offers a list of all the older versions, there are so many of each version, how would anyone know which version of a specific version # to choose. And then once you do choose (closing eyes and pointing to one, lol), there are so many files listed, how would one know which one is the exe file?

The above site gives no step by step instructions. So, I'm lost.

I have spent time searching, but I apparently I don't know how to phrase my question to get the info I need to choose the version of the version. (For example, do I get version 51 w/just numbers or the funnelcake version of 51s?) And then, which file to I click on to get the exe file? (FYI, 51 is the last version to support the add-ons I still want/need. And I have looked for similar add-ons, but there are none available.)

Thank you in advance for your help!

Asked by CallyCat 3 years ago

Last reply by CallyCat 3 years ago