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Old version of firefox keeps opening porn sites randomly

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer v… (read more)

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community

I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer versions not working on xp

And heres the issue: Firefox keeps opening tabs randomly which are related to pornographic websites like xxnx, pornhub, evilangel n' etc..

Heres things ive tried, but didnt work: -Install tdsskiller & scan -Scan with Avast Antivirus -Uninstalling Firefox and delete registry entries -Getting IE8 or G**gle Chr*me for Windows XP SP3

Any way to resolve this problem? i can't watch these things!

Asked by mm321 3 days ago

Last reply by James 1 day ago

Searching for open tabs among many windows needs improvement

Currently using FF v94.0.1 64-bit (I usually lag an update or two behind to ensure stability -- my highest priority -- and avoid surprises.) 1) I notice that unless th… (read more)

Currently using FF v94.0.1 64-bit (I usually lag an update or two behind to ensure stability -- my highest priority -- and avoid surprises.)


1) I notice that unless there are a sufficient number of tabs opened across a browser window as stretched to a given width, thus triggering the left-right ("<" , ">") tab-scroll arrows to appear, the TAB MENU itself (aka "List all tabs" button, a "v" down-arrow on the far right) is not present. Nor is there an equivalent way to initiate a tab search within the main MENU BAR (FILE, EDIT, VIEW, etc.) that I could find. This restricts access to the SEARCH TABS feature.

This "automatically keep-it-tidy feature" is not really an issue when only a single browser window is open. However, I have many windows (on different topics of interest), each with many tabs.

I can switch to another browser window that has enough open tabs to have triggered the TAB MENU, then search from there. Or I can use the address bar "%" method).

(Actually, I'm pleasantly surprised that Firefox, running on my older PC, is stable with hundreds of tabs open as accumulated over many months. Clearly I should change my habits!)


2) On your support page titled "Search open tabs in Firefox" at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-open-tabs-firefox , it describes (via examples) using the "List all tabs"/TAB MENU button to access the "Search Tabs" feature. It also outlines using the address bar "%" method.

Unless I misread the article, what it does not make clear, is that the "Search Tabs" feature works the same as "% xyz" in the address bar; whereas using "%xyz" (note the missing space) yields different results (apparently the same as "xyz %"; but "xyz%" yields nothing). Nor does it explain the reason for the different results or the importance/desirability/weirdness of using one method over the other -- it simply presents the examples. I believe this help page could use some expansion/clarification.


3) I noticed that when performing "search tabs" via either the address bar (using "%") or via the TAB MENU, the results do not include any open tabs using "containers" (apparently the same as any open tabs within "private" windows).

I am increasingly using the "container" features by opening then permanently assigning many "sensitive" web sites to one of the container categories. The increased security is a nice idea.

However, with many browser windows open, each with many tabs, this inability to search for and conveniently find open tabs is increasingly frustrating and is nudging me back towards NOT using containers.

Can't some solution be found to maintain the privacy between tabs (and perhaps even private windows) while permitting a tab search to work more thoroughly?


In summary, I simply want to be able to find ALL occurrences of any partial string of searched-for text within ALL tabs in either their title OR address, normal AND container tabs, and preferably in normal AND private windows.

At present I see only a list of 12 results and no means of listing more. Sometimes my "known" open (normal/non-container) tab is not present in that short list (perhaps a preference/sort order is needed for tab titles vs. addresses).

Why not a "List more results", or a selector button to scroll-list "10, 20, 40, 100, ALL", or a button to open and continue with a listing of ALL matching results in a separate pop-up window, etc?


Thanks for all your good and hard work!

Asked by hmarx2014 1 day ago

Last reply by hmarx2014 1 day ago

Restore tabs

I lost all my tabs recently & wanted to restore them. The advice via Help topic was to click the 3 horizontal lines, click history & then click "restore previous… (read more)

I lost all my tabs recently & wanted to restore them. The advice via Help topic was to click the 3 horizontal lines, click history & then click "restore previous session" However I do not have that selection. I have the other shown but not restore previous session. I do have the latest version of FF & am on chrome. I was able to restore my tabs one at a time, but in the future I would like the ability to easily restore the whole session. Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by alyoder23947 2 days ago

Firefox not MultiThreaded

I expect that each page / tab in firefox is placed in its own thread. However, I experience that when one page gets stuck .. javascript is caught in a wait loop .. that… (read more)

I expect that each page / tab in firefox is placed in its own thread.

However, I experience that when one page gets stuck .. javascript is caught in a wait loop .. that this affects other pages.

Is there something in FireFox that I can change to insure that each page is in it's own thread, and doesn't affect another page's performance?

Asked by mfuhrman 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

tab crash

I have bullseye (debian 11) and firefox-esr tab crashs when I try to listen to audio or to view any video. Here are crash report numbers: 47aaeea0-0910-d8bc-e7d5-6742f… (read more)

I have bullseye (debian 11) and firefox-esr tab crashs when I try to listen to audio or to view any video. Here are crash report numbers:

47aaeea0-0910-d8bc-e7d5-6742fa75a70c 11/28/21, 11:04 AM 3f5c0b54-2ab2-b98b-dcd5-617c3addf571 11/27/21, 1:38 PM 686af0ac-7317-ba36-3750-8d44d7f00023 11/27/21, 1:26 PM 10934b9b-4fc7-25e3-da3f-152540986257 11/27/21, 1:19 PM 121ccd93-0122-7190-1b71-513c8200ec6a 11/27/21, 11:31 AM 18de7789-5ce6-d281-a434-a276608b7a63 11/27/21, 11:26 AM

Love some solutions thanks.

Asked by williamakin 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

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My tab delete X turns into a 1 pixel point

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it… (read more)

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it's back again with the v94 update.

I've disabled ALL extensions. No help. Themes don't seem to make a difference. However, when I went to about:config and entered "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets" to make it true to allow chrome.css files to work it began immediately. Reset it to false and "X"s are back. Set config to TRUE and it screws up the "X"s. Again, all this is with all extensions off.

I hate the transparency of the tabs and menu bars so I need to set .css files. How else can I do it?

Asked by Doc 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

Firefox Open website in new Tab sometimes not working

Hi There, we have an issue here, sometimes when we try to open a page on the new tab it will not working. This only happens after we update our firefox to version91.3.0es… (read more)

Hi There,

we have an issue here, sometimes when we try to open a page on the new tab it will not working.

This only happens after we update our firefox to version91.3.0esr(64 bit).

Could you please have a look ?

Thank you

Asked by xiaoyu.wang 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Keyboard shortcut Alt+1 doesn't switch to first tab, but it works normally with other numbers

I got extremely used to switching between tabs with Ctrl+(number) when I was on Windows, and now this feature is kind of broken for me on Linux. I have checked and can co… (read more)

I got extremely used to switching between tabs with Ctrl+(number) when I was on Windows, and now this feature is kind of broken for me on Linux. I have checked and can confirm that I don't have a shortcut already set to this key binding, so there is no conflicting going on.

The weird thing is that I am able to use all the other numbers (2-9) with no problem, and they work as intended. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, I'll be happy to hear the solution.

Asked by norasora 1 month ago

Last reply by norasora 5 days ago

Load tabs FULLY!

Hi. sometimes I attempt to open a bunch of tabs and visit them later while I'm offline. the problem is when I open these tabs, All images hasn't been loaded and seem to b… (read more)

Hi. sometimes I attempt to open a bunch of tabs and visit them later while I'm offline. the problem is when I open these tabs, All images hasn't been loaded and seem to be waiting for the internet connection to load. I've tested it on other browsers and none are like this and its really annoying me! Please help...!

Asked by HOSSEIN 1 week ago

Last reply by HOSSEIN 6 days ago

"Add a site to your top sites"

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-home-screen#w_customize-firefox-home I believe this info is relevant, but this undated page may be out of date (I a… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-home-screen#w_customize-firefox-home

I believe this info is relevant, but this undated page may be out of date (I am on Windows 10 with 94.0.2 ) -- I do not see the things they refer to:

"Tap the menu button:" which has a URL, a "1" in a box, and a three-vertical-dots array in a red box.

Clicking upper-right-corner icons at random has "disconnected" my account. Just getting in deeper. I bet I have to log in again...

Asked by kerr262 6 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 6 days ago

cannot open a page form email

Every since I downloaded firefox again I cannot open another site from my e-mail. Why do this when it will just cause problems. What was wrong with the other opening pa… (read more)

Every since I downloaded firefox again I cannot open another site from my e-mail. Why do this when it will just cause problems. What was wrong with the other opening page of firefox?

Asked by chlpro 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Home Tabs

I am not a fan of upgrades. Firefox has been plaguing me to upgrade for weeks so I have. It lost my default tabs when it starts up and for the life of me I cannot find ho… (read more)

I am not a fan of upgrades. Firefox has been plaguing me to upgrade for weeks so I have. It lost my default tabs when it starts up and for the life of me I cannot find how to set them back. When I open the browser I have 4 tabs that I want to automatically be there. Has this facilty been removed?

Asked by steveriley1 1 week ago

Last reply by Disil07 1 week ago

Opening tab sent from iPhone with « Sent to device » in first window of Firefox on PC

Hello, Can we choose that the tab sent from iPhone with the « Sent to device » function opens in the first window when various are opened on PC and, if yes, how ? Cordial… (read more)

Hello,

Can we choose that the tab sent from iPhone with the « Sent to device » function opens in the first window when various are opened on PC and, if yes, how ?

Cordially.

Asked by syanur 1 week ago

Links wont load when opening in a new tab

Since the last update, whenever I click a hyper link to open (email and sites) to read/see the info for said link. The tab opens but that is all and it's either just blan… (read more)

Since the last update, whenever I click a hyper link to open (email and sites) to read/see the info for said link. The tab opens but that is all and it's either just blank or stats that I am not connected to the internet (especially when searching on google.) when I am.

Asked by calsurfer 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

windows minimizing

hello, I am using a surface pro 8 with windows 11. this happening only in Mozilla , every time I click the search bar to enter a site the window pops up the keyboard and … (read more)

hello, I am using a surface pro 8 with windows 11. this happening only in Mozilla , every time I click the search bar to enter a site the window pops up the keyboard and the window is minimizing and later when I hit the enter its maxximizing again. how can I disable this function. thnx in advance

Asked by talzano1984 1 week ago