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Firefox as default browser

I suspect that a recent Microsoft update changed the default browser on my computer from Firefox to Microsoft Edge so everything now opens in Edge instead of Firefox. W… (read more)

I suspect that a recent Microsoft update changed the default browser on my computer from Firefox to Microsoft Edge so everything now opens in Edge instead of Firefox.

When I checked in Firefox Settings I saw that Firefox was supposedly still the default browser. I hoped that by re-selecting Firefox as the default it would take things back to the way I liked them (Firefox as default), but I'm still stuck with everything opening in Edge and am very unhappy about that. I like the greater privacy of using Firefox, and I prefer the way it works.

How can I disable or completely get rid of Edge and get back to Firefox as default browser? I don't like being spied on, and I don't like having my choices disabled and being forced to do something I didn't choose.

If someone can help I would appreciate it greatly but in replying, please bear in mind that I'm a 76-year-old retired carpenter more familiar with hammers than with computers.

Al R.

Asked by alreu 13 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 hours ago

When I play a YouTube video on a web page, the playback box has a big white colour.

I'm not very good at English, so I use a translator. After updating to the latest version of Firefox, the problem I'm having is that when I play a YouTube video on the we… (read more)

I'm not very good at English, so I use a translator. After updating to the latest version of Firefox, the problem I'm having is that when I play a YouTube video on the web side, the playback box will have a large white colour, as shown in the red box below. I would like to know what is causing this, my current version is 123.0

Asked by feifang feng 9 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 hours ago

Restoring sessons

I am one among many who keep a lot of windows open for reference. When my compootie shuts down inadvertantly I am avle to use "Restore Session" to get these back. But occ… (read more)

I am one among many who keep a lot of windows open for reference. When my compootie shuts down inadvertantly I am avle to use "Restore Session" to get these back. But occasionally the system shuts down and I am unable to restore anything, and this can cost me tens of hours os referencing, and untold hours of productivity.

Could you save the open windows in an easily accessible file that we could use to restore previous sessions? This would save a lot of us considerable grief.

Asked by mstocker 5 hours ago

Cannot open PDF attachements in Firefox /questions/1440032]

Again I had to create a new question because i still get an "Unexpected error" when I try to answer. (By the way I tried all suggestions to fix the error and also reinsta… (read more)

Again I had to create a new question because i still get an "Unexpected error" when I try to answer. (By the way I tried all suggestions to fix the error and also reinstalled Firefox but still have the error)

jscher2000 i think you are correct. The blue link in the PDF file is not a web link but a link to the specific attachment. It appears browsers are currently unable (not programmed) to access attachments directly. I tried in MS Edge with the same result. After contacting MS Support, MS stated that they are aware of the issue and that they are working to fix it in a future release of Edge.

Attachments can be accesses in Adobe Acrobat as you described, but it would be good to be able to access them directly from Firefox instead of having to save them and then using Acrobat.

Asked by berygan 2 days ago

Last reply by berygan 10 hours ago

Reply form not working

I've been trying to reply to moderator "Phil" who requested information regarding Firefox crashing while on Youtube. When I press "Post reply" all I get is an error messa… (read more)

I've been trying to reply to moderator "Phil" who requested information regarding Firefox crashing while on Youtube. When I press "Post reply" all I get is an error message:


An Error Occurred

Oh, no! It looks like an unexpected error occurred. We've already notified the site administrators. Please try again now, or in a few minutes.

It's important "Phil" gets my message as others may be affected my possible Youtube shenanigans. If possible, can you forward this message to "Phil": Unfortunately there are only two reports generated during the problems with Youtube:

bp-91f496a8-971c-4a87-a642-011d10240220 bp-7d820f6c-dcf9-4cef-bb60-1a9f50240217

The problem caused my system to stop responding forcing me to power cycle to clear my PC, so no reports could be generated. Hopefully these two will show what the problem is. In the meantime, can you check the reply system to make certain it's working properly?

Asked by WmRTaylor 15 hours ago

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youtube ad blocker not blocking ads

I have an add-on ad blocker for youtube and have never gotten ads. This afternoon that stopped. I get ads with every video I click and there is no 'skip ad' on the scr… (read more)

I have an add-on ad blocker for youtube and have never gotten ads. This afternoon that stopped. I get ads with every video I click and there is no 'skip ad' on the screen. I added another top rated youtube add blocker, quit firefox and then opened it again. Before, if I clicked a video it started an ad and I could go back and then hit the video again, but now that doesn't work, but if I select to show the video in a new tab, there are no ads in that tab. What can I do to make the ads stop like they used to and never appear? Yes and my OS is Ubuntu 22.04

Asked by pdsimdars 16 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 15 hours ago

Youtube player in normal videoplayer is in the wrong ratio

Hello, I am writing this as I have yet to find any answers My problem lies in the fact that while browsing on YouTube the ratio suddenly changed with no warning. When in… (read more)

Hello, I am writing this as I have yet to find any answers

My problem lies in the fact that while browsing on YouTube the ratio suddenly changed with no warning. When in a private window it does not change the ratio and I have no idea as to why. I have tried to restart both FireFox and my computer, but none of this have helped, I then tried disabling all my extensions, this also did not help, and as I have yet to find anything about this problem elsewhere I hope that I could get my answer as to why this has happened, and how to fix it

The first picture is the ratio that is the "normal" and the second is should be, does anyone have any answers?

Asked by Carl Peter Conrad 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 16 hours ago

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Youtube video small on the left

I must have pressed a shortcut to make this happen (Firefox zoom is default 100%), video is small and on the left, you can see that the progress bar is the same size as t… (read more)

I must have pressed a shortcut to make this happen (Firefox zoom is default 100%), video is small and on the left, you can see that the progress bar is the same size as the video.


Thanks in advance :)

Asked by Cynical Possum 18 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 16 hours ago

Compulsory Add-on to Access Firefox

This AM, I opened my Firefox Browser for the first time today and attempted to sign into my EaseUS account. I was confronted by a "request" to add "Browsing Safety by Sa… (read more)

This AM, I opened my Firefox Browser for the first time today and attempted to sign into my EaseUS account. I was confronted by a "request" to add "Browsing Safety by Safely" as an add-on to my Firefox. However, it would not let me to skip this "request" without adding it to Firefox. Nothing I attempted worked. I've never heard of a compulsory add-on, least of all from Mozilla! If I would have had the time, I'd have tried different accounts/log-ons/browsers, etc. However, I didn't have the time to do it then. Help please.

What is this? Have you heard of it? Do I have a problem? Should I remove the Add-On?

Thank you.

Harris [email address]


(email address removed; please do not post personal information on a public website; Forum rules and guidelines)

Asked by Harris guilmette 18 hours ago

session restore not working reliably

FF version Extended Support 115.70esr (64bit) I have set /General/Startup/"Open previous windows and tab" - FF does not restore. It worked as expect before I upgraded ops… (read more)

FF version Extended Support 115.70esr (64bit) I have set /General/Startup/"Open previous windows and tab" - FF does not restore. It worked as expect before I upgraded opsys (Opensuse15.4 to Opensuse15.5).

Please note: I AM NOT TRYING TO RECOVER FROM BEFORE THE UPGRADE! I am trying to get FF working normally (for me) with my usage and history SINCE the upgrade.

After reading https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1407888 I believe I have tried everything there. FF sometimes restores one single historic tab, sometimes it comes with with one single tab opened to my default page.

1) "sessionstore.jsonlz4" did not exist in the main profile dir. (It does not because I followed instructions in the link above to copy it there and try again).

2) I do have a session file, found in sessionstore-backups dir , displayed with this recommended online converter/translater "https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html"; it shows the expected windows and tabs.

3) Starting after copying the "sess...jsoniz4" file into the main profile dir, I get one window with one tab displayed; I had about 4-5 windows and 15-20 tabs open when I last closed FF, although when doing research, I often have a 10-dozen windows with 100+ tabs.

4) The History menu does not show a "Restore..." option at all. In the window that did open with a historic tab, the History/RecentlyClosedTabs contains a list of plausible sites, about 10, which may be correct for that window. But there were certainly many that were actually open at the time I shut down FF and the window has only opened one.

Thank you for any help here. Rufus

Asked by rlaggren 17 hours ago

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Unable to signon to google

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1440272] Signon to GMAIL or Youtube Premium inside Firefox both return an error about using an unsecure browser. N… (read more)

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1440272]
Signon to GMAIL or Youtube Premium inside Firefox both return an error about using an unsecure browser. No issue with Chrome or Edge.

Asked by George Tobey 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 22 hours ago