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Firefox is sending me to https://www.social-searcher.com/facebook-search/

Hi, Firefox keeps defaulting to https://www.social-searcher.com/facebook-search/ when I have set my default to google.com. Anyone have an idea how to fix this? Thank you!… (read more)

Hi, Firefox keeps defaulting to https://www.social-searcher.com/facebook-search/ when I have set my default to google.com. Anyone have an idea how to fix this? Thank you!

Asked by sally13 1 day ago

Answered by Mohamed Adnan 22 hours ago

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Norton inserted itself as home page, not at my request, and now I'm unable to open sites I've had for years, how do I remedy this?

Norton inserted themselves as my homepage, replacing Yahoo. I didn't request this, and I'm now unable to open some sites from e-mail. URL is supposedly unavailable. There… (read more)

Norton inserted themselves as my homepage, replacing Yahoo. I didn't request this, and I'm now unable to open some sites from e-mail. URL is supposedly unavailable. There are 6 new apps with this Norton nonsense, none of which I have any interest in. Thanks in advance for any help you may render. Terry wolfe

Asked by the rev 2 days ago

Answered by Mick 2 days ago

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Password Reset - on Macbook pro running Catalina w/o lose of data

Hello, Is there a way to preserve my firefox history & bookmarks from potentially being lost while resetting my password? Its easy enough to reset. I would like to … (read more)

Hello, Is there a way to preserve my firefox history & bookmarks from potentially being lost while resetting my password? Its easy enough to reset. I would like to do so without losing all that I have accumulated to-date.

Thank you

Asked by jmoffat2 2 days ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 days ago

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Preview takes FOREVER to Load and Print - WHY?

Ever since you last changed Preview, it takes FOREVER for the darn page to load (be seen in Preview) and then FOREVER more to print. Half the time my doc doesn't even sho… (read more)

Ever since you last changed Preview, it takes FOREVER for the darn page to load (be seen in Preview) and then FOREVER more to print. Half the time my doc doesn't even show up the first time Preview loads and I have to repeat it. The only work-around I've found is to open my doc in Safari and then print - which is insane. What's wrong with Firefox??

Asked by John Gordon 3 days ago

Answered by John Gordon 2 days ago

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Add-on with NO permissions

I have discovered an add-on called Tabliss, which changes your new tab to a photo and doesn't require any permissions. Could there be any risk to installing this add-on? … (read more)

I have discovered an add-on called Tabliss, which changes your new tab to a photo and doesn't require any permissions. Could there be any risk to installing this add-on?

Asked by sebyjorge2018 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Getting 'new user' sing in warnings using Firefox

Hello, Ever since I used 'Refresh' to solve a problem, I now have to sign into all my regular sites, like YouTube, FaceBook and especially Twitter, where I receive a warn… (read more)

Hello,

Ever since I used 'Refresh' to solve a problem, I now have to sign into all my regular sites, like YouTube, FaceBook and especially Twitter, where I receive a warning every time I sign in. (See attachment).

To clarify: before the Refresh, I could just bring up these sites and be automatically signed in. My computer remembers the sign in names and passwords, but I still have to go through the process, and with Twitter, I'm getting these warnings, which has caused that site to ask for more info to verify my identity.

So: why am I coming up as a 'new user' every time I want to go to sites I've been going to for years?

Thank you,

John

Asked by yohejohn 5 days ago

Answered by yohejohn 5 days ago

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Firefox Invisible Window

I'm honestly now sure how best to explain this because it's kind of weird, but I will try my best. Basically, Firefox thinks there's two windows open, when really there i… (read more)

I'm honestly now sure how best to explain this because it's kind of weird, but I will try my best. Basically, Firefox thinks there's two windows open, when really there is only one. When I right click on the Firefox logo in my Dock (I'm on Mac), it tells me I have two windows open, the main window I use and then a second "What's new with Firefox" window (see screenshot). This is the "invisible" window. I have tried many things to get Firefox to realize that window doesn't exist. I've quit Firefox many times, tried to get my Mac to display all windows (it says there are no open windows when I close out of my main window), restarted my Mac, cleared cache and cookies, removed from Dock, etc. At this point, I don't know what's left to do other than remove Firefox entirely and re-install it and I would hate to do that. I hope I've provided enough detail to get the gist of the issue. If you need any more info, I'm happy to provide it! Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by ren 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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I can not to play any friv game after update

Hi! I've been using Firefox the last 8 years, and so far I have not had any problems. I have latest version of Mac OS. I used to play Friv flash games at https://www.friv… (read more)

Hi! I've been using Firefox the last 8 years, and so far I have not had any problems. I have latest version of Mac OS. I used to play Friv flash games at https://www.friv.com/, but it has not been updated for a long time, so I started playing at https://www.friv5online.com/, https://www.desura.com/ and https://www.y8games.center/. I don't remember exactly when it started, but definitely after the next update Mozilla and now I can not to play any game! When I go to the page with the game, there is a black background... See attach

Asked by Dmitrii Gar 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Can't Login to YouTube

This is the message I get when trying to go to YouTube: Couldn’t sign you in This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more Try using a different browser. If you’re al… (read more)

This is the message I get when trying to go to YouTube:

Couldn’t sign you in This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in.

I have added DuckDuckGo to Firefox for my search engine. Would this be the cause. If not, what do I need to do to resolve?

Asked by jchathamcpa 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Lost my adblockers?

Hello, The sound suddenly didn't work when I used Firefox for YouTube (I checked with Chrome, worked fine) so I Refreshed Firefox, and that seems to have wiped out all my… (read more)

Hello,

The sound suddenly didn't work when I used Firefox for YouTube (I checked with Chrome, worked fine) so I Refreshed Firefox, and that seems to have wiped out all my adblockers? The sound is back, but now I'm getting ads all over the place? What happened?

Thanks,

John

Asked by yohejohn 1 week ago

Answered by Archit 1 week ago

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HTTPS redirection behavior changed in 88.0

I have to access a number of HTTP (not S) servers on a private work network. The URLs all look like http://resource.infra.example.com. Using Firefox 88.0 the protocol URL… (read more)

I have to access a number of HTTP (not S) servers on a private work network. The URLs all look like http://resource.infra.example.com. Using Firefox 88.0 the protocol URL is automatically changed to https:// and I get an error "Unable to connect. Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at recourse.infra.example.com". This makes sense because these servers are not HTTPS, but Firefox's behavior seems broken.

I *do* get redirected with a fresh profile in Firefox 88.0. I *do* get redirected in safe mode in Firefox 88.0. I *do* get redirected in Firefox 89.0b4. I *do* get redirected in >= 88.0 regardless of whether HTTPS Only is enabled in Preferences (if it's enabled I get the new HTTP warning, and then I get redirected to HTTPS) I *don't* get redirected in Firefox 87.0 (regardless of profile or safe mode) I *don't* get redirected in Safari and Chrome. I *don't* get redirected by curl. Inspecting these sites's headers with curl gives:

$ curl -sI http://resource.infra.example.com HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Length: 4198 Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:43:01 GMT Etag: W/"1066-CEROUmmTJBPO73vecAgQwYdTSow" Vary: Accept-Encoding X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff X-Dns-Prefetch-Control: off X-Download-Options: noopen X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN X-Xss-Protection: 1; mode=block

It seems like something changed in 88.0, but I don't see anything related to HTTPS in the 88.0 release notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/88.0/releasenotes/.

What changed? How can I fix it?

Asked by cottonplane 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Save As Feature for PDFs

Hi, I would love for a dialogue box to pop up when I'm trying to download PDFs so that I can rename them. However, I can't get this to work. I already have selected "Alw… (read more)

Hi,

I would love for a dialogue box to pop up when I'm trying to download PDFs so that I can rename them. However, I can't get this to work.

I already have selected "Always ask you where to save files" but I'm not seeing any difference in the download pop up (see screenshots below).

I'm updated to 88.0 on Mac.

Please help

Asked by jacobhenry12 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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No "bookmark page"

I can't bookmark anything now on my mac computer, there is no "Bookmark page" option anymore! Last month there was no refresh button . Why do these things disappear? I re… (read more)

I can't bookmark anything now on my mac computer, there is no "Bookmark page" option anymore! Last month there was no refresh button . Why do these things disappear? I refreshed firefox. Keyboard commands do work but this is annoying especially when I must always force quit firefox and half the time that doesn't always work! May be time to move on to another browser things are always so slow!

Asked by heatherokay 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox won't load google pages; docs, maps, mail, etc

I get this message; Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website req… (read more)

I get this message; Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

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

I have no trouble accessing these sites with Safari. I've taken a number of steps to correct, such as running a malware scan, clear cache and history, starting in safe mode, yet nothing has worked. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Asked by steveatd1 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago