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DuckDuckGo is down

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search resu… (read more)

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.", needless to say...I have tried a number of times and differed the searches to no avail. I also cleared recent cache/history. Still stuck. Searching on Chrome I see on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40451490 that others are also experiencing this problem and do not understand it either - just a few entries

The Sun (a rather populist newspaper in UK) has an article saying it is international and happening today, 23 May 2024, suggests no fixes. (Not exactly a reliable source in my thing)

Has anyone ideas or should I just wait and use an alternative search engine meanwhile? Thanks for any help

Asked by b17m 4 days ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago

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Cloudflare Verify you are human looping

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite … (read more)

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite loop. On the Cloudflare community site they say it could be because of things like adblock but even without any adblock or anything of the sort on it does the same thing. Sadly Cloudflare community doesn't support being used on Firefox. So maybe they don't support being used on Firefox in general? I have contacted the actual websites support but they don't seem to even read submitted inquiries because I never hear anything back from them except the automated message they received it. It is now preventing me from using certain things in general which as before it wasn't that big of a deal but recently they changed the site layout and still allowed you to use the old layout but the verification blocks you from using the old layout. The first one is one from a couple of weeks ago when it only effected me trying to open things in a separate tab and the second one is the newer one which prevents me from accessing the old layout. I'm not sure what to do about it since nothing I specifically could do to solve it has helped. I have opted into sharing data under troubleshooting IDK how well that'll help.

Asked by Lilynette 2 months ago

Answered by Lilynette 2 months ago

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In last 2 weeks I no can no longer skips ads on YouTube videos

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. … (read more)

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. If I load the same link in Chrome or Edge I don't have this problem. My search engine is Duck Duck Go, but if I go to Google first and then to the video I still have the problem. I also have the Maleware Bytes ad blocker installed. Any suggestions?

Asked by eberger5 4 months ago

Answered by eberger5 4 months ago

Firefox Browser blocking news article comments section on websites.

Firefox is blocking website reader comment sections, yahoo, foxnews and so on. (version 126.0 64 bit). Windows 11. Comment section still found using chrome or edge. Star… (read more)

Firefox is blocking website reader comment sections, yahoo, foxnews and so on. (version 126.0 64 bit). Windows 11. Comment section still found using chrome or edge. Started with last Firefox browser upgrade? Have not seen any changes to Firefox "Privacy and Security options" . I use Google or Duck Duck Go as search engines. Thanks

Asked by slion2611 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox no longer displays comment threads or some login boxes

Running Firefox 126.0, which Firefox' About link says is current. Dell laptop running (current) Win10 Pro. As recently as last Wednesday (15 May 24), everything was norm… (read more)

Running Firefox 126.0, which Firefox' About link says is current. Dell laptop running (current) Win10 Pro.

As recently as last Wednesday (15 May 24), everything was normal. Since yesterday (16 May), on the Wall Street Journal site, after I have logged in, I no longer have access to articles' comment threads. The Show Conversation button shows 0 comments (which is erroneous), and when I click the button, it changes to Hide Conversation (which is normal), but nothing else happens--just white space and no comments or comment text entry field.

On Fox News, the comment thread doesn't display, and there's not even displayed a link to a comment thread. Until yesterday, the thread normally displayed, but required login to comment. Since yesterday, logging in changes nothing: the comment thread still doesn't display at all.

On X (nee Twitter), when I click the login icon, I get the usual login box--but it's solid black with only a rotating arrow signifying "loading." It never finishes loading. An added fillip: X, as recently as last Wednesday, displayed in its usual black text on a white background. Now it displays as white text on a black background. I can click on X links sent to me and get that particular X post to display, but I cannot log in.

When I go to those sites in Edge, everything behaves normally: I have access to comment threads, and I can log in to X. One exception: X displays as white text on a black background on Edge, also. This doesn't seem to be an X thing, though; on my wife's laptop (Firefox 126.0), running WIn11Pro, her X display is the "normal" black text on white background.

I haven't changed any settings in Firefox. I do have a couple of ad blockers, and I've turned those off, one at a time and both together; that had no effect.

How can I get things back to normal in Firefox?

Thanks

Eric Hines

Asked by eehines 1 week ago

Last reply by eehines 4 days ago

getting web pages

When I try and get a web page for example wordle or facebook I get following message 'There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.' I have windows… (read more)

When I try and get a web page for example wordle or facebook I get following message 'There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.' I have windows 11 on a laptop and am using duckduckgo as search engine. It has only started today and on Edge using same search engine I do not have the problem

Asked by ynnepsetab 4 days ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago

How to Get of This My Organization (ImportEnterpriseRoots)

Not sure if this is the right choice to put this but every time I reboot my machine in the registry is the following: lHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies there is Firef… (read more)

Not sure if this is the right choice to put this but every time I reboot my machine in the registry is the following: lHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies there is Firefox entry that I delete every time. I have googled this up regarding "this is your organization" some words to that effect and would love it if some member here has the answer of getting rid of this for good. I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Enterprise with a digital license. I've always used Firefox since it first came out since I'm 74 and have been around with computers since 1988 well before the Internet was even born. Enough about me. I'm pleading that some member knows how to get rid of this for Good and on that note thank you reading this and be safe and hopefully in good health.

Cheers, Jan

Asked by Jan Klassan 2 months ago

Last reply by Jan Klassan 2 months ago

Facebook login

When using Firefox, Facebook recently began insisting that I use a second device to obtain permission to log into my Facebook account. This is relatively new, and Edge s… (read more)

When using Firefox, Facebook recently began insisting that I use a second device to obtain permission to log into my Facebook account. This is relatively new, and Edge still lets me log in without issue. How can I make Firefox return to the easier login system?

Asked by ggfossen 2 months ago

Last reply by ggfossen 2 months ago

NO Options in menu.

Over and over, when trying to get help from firefox, I am told to go to Options in the three bar menu. There is NO options on the menu. Using Windows 10 pro All programs… (read more)

Over and over, when trying to get help from firefox, I am told to go to Options in the three bar menu. There is NO options on the menu. Using Windows 10 pro All programs updated. NEVER had "Options" on the Firefox menu - NEVER!!! Told to go to General and turn off Hardware acceleration. NO SUCH choice exists in the General heading under the Settings.

What Universe am I in?????

Asked by fryque 3 months ago

Last reply by BrendaC 4 days ago

Can't pin certain extensions?

So, there's an extension I want to pin, right? It has no menu, meaning that it's grayed out usually. However, the website it's supposed to affect does not get affected. T… (read more)

So, there's an extension I want to pin, right? It has no menu, meaning that it's grayed out usually. However, the website it's supposed to affect does not get affected. That is, unless I were to refresh the site, then quickly move my mouse to the extensions menu, open it, and show the extension.

Asked by Elliot VanWormer 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Facebook News Feed on my laptop

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed … (read more)

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed keeps refreshing. It is impossible to read anything as posts flash on and off, mostly off. The news feed is the only thing that is affected, visiting pages for likes and groups load and display properly, as do the games I play. The same occurs if in the private window mode. This does not happen if in the Chrome browser. What can be done to correct this situation?

Asked by phambel 3 months ago

Answered by phambel 3 months ago

changing background picture

Hi I want to replace Firefox obligatory، awful background pictures with my own pictures,but it can not be done as it can be done easily in Opera browser. I can not unders… (read more)

Hi I want to replace Firefox obligatory، awful background pictures with my own pictures,but it can not be done as it can be done easily in Opera browser. I can not understand what is the cause of such limitations.

Asked by Bahram Delaram 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

HOW DO YOU EDIT AUTO -FILL

My old email keeps showing up when Firefox is trying to auto fill email. How do I change that in Firefox. Same with addresses, My mailing address is shown in many diff… (read more)

My old email keeps showing up when Firefox is trying to auto fill email. How do I change that in Firefox. Same with addresses, My mailing address is shown in many different ways, all variants of my actual address.

Also, I have some kind of browser hijacker (BING) that keeps directing me to Bing website. I have tried the standard procedures as outlined, bu t still BING often redirects my searches. I am also working with my anti-virus people to try to correct, but thought I would ask you as well. Here's where it took me when I searched for cookies (like you bake in the oven): "https://www.bing.com/search?ptag=ICO-86655dbd68d344bb&form=INCOH1&pc=1AWL&q=cookies"

Thank You, looking forward to continuing with Firefox

Ross Langhans

Asked by Ross29 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Mouseover link tooltip url persistent through click and page load.

So on most sites there has been an issue for me for quite some time. I hover over a link, the tooltip appears on the bottom left of the window showing the URL of the lin… (read more)

So on most sites there has been an issue for me for quite some time.

I hover over a link, the tooltip appears on the bottom left of the window showing the URL of the link. I click on link and page reloads but the tooltip is still on bottom left of the new window. The tooltip will disappear if I hover over any other link on the newly loaded page.

I expect the tooltip to go away when clicking the link and going to that page/site.

Firefox on win10 & 11 This problem does not occur in Edge.

Asked by MFS 3 months ago

Answered by MFS 2 months ago

Copy/Paste is Not Working

No longer able to copy or paste text on Firefox with Windows 10. Copy and Paste are greyed out in the right click menu after selecting text. Using CTRL-C, V or P does not… (read more)

No longer able to copy or paste text on Firefox with Windows 10. Copy and Paste are greyed out in the right click menu after selecting text. Using CTRL-C, V or P does nothing at all. Still works fine in other browsers. What has Firefox broken again this time?

Asked by Rafael Lecuona 5 months ago

Last reply by maarten.bodewes 3 weeks ago

How do I block a specific website?

I am trying to block myself from checking on my old employer's website, and I need to block myself from being able to go to their web page. How do I block a specific web… (read more)

I am trying to block myself from checking on my old employer's website, and I need to block myself from being able to go to their web page. How do I block a specific website? I do not want to access this site, and I find myself checking the site. I sound nuts, I know. But this is for my own good.

Asked by Sean Curran 4 months ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 4 months ago

yahoo safety search

How did "yahoo safety search" get into my firefox browser, and how do I get rid of it permanently? I want nothing to do with yahoo. I want duckduckgo back as my search … (read more)

How did "yahoo safety search" get into my firefox browser, and how do I get rid of it permanently? I want nothing to do with yahoo. I want duckduckgo back as my search engine.

Asked by parkhurs 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago