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custom search settings

DDG has been set as my default engine. This (v.63) FF setting is reliable and consistent. i.e. it sticks. Alas, changing the 'Privacy and Security' Settings in FF wipes o… (read more)

DDG has been set as my default engine. This (v.63) FF setting is reliable and consistent. i.e. it sticks.

Alas, changing the 'Privacy and Security' Settings in FF wipes out the default DDG Search settings. (and no, this never used to happen).

For example, clicking on DDG's Search Results no longer open in a new tab and all the DDG Search settings are reset to their default. This is consistent, repeatable and happens after customizing Cookies and Trackers in FF Settings. (I have no idea about any other Search Engines)

Yes, I deleted all the .sqlite files and .js files and re-installed FF. Generally I 'pulled my hair out' trying to find the cause. Even add-on offed Privacy Badger, uMatrix & uBlockOrigin (to no avail.)

I don't like to be bald and hope FF will buy me a wig for my travails.

Solution? Keep FF 'Privacy and Security' Settings at their defaults....

Hope this helps someone else as it took me a few weeks... Devs? Hah!

Asked by Northumbrian 2 years ago

Answered by Northumbrian 2 years ago

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Browser window missing top header bar

FF recently updated and when it restarted my browser window is now not showing my menu toolbar or bookmarks toolbar even though they are checked to be on. Plus the minim… (read more)

FF recently updated and when it restarted my browser window is now not showing my menu toolbar or bookmarks toolbar even though they are checked to be on. Plus the minimize/maximize buttons are overlapping my tabs at the top. It seems I'm in some different sized view or something that I cannot figure out how to get out of. I am not in "full screen" view (already tried F11 to be sure). And I've tried dragging the sides out but that doesn't fix the top min/max button issue where it overlaps and my toolbars AND my MENU bar still do not show up. I've gone into customize and removed and then re-added the "bookmarks menu" but it only shows up next to the other icons, not in the normal "toolbar" format with my folders, etc. I can view my bookmark toolbar in the SIDEBARS but again it's just the top of my screen that's messed up and I know it has something to do with my min/maximize buttons being overlapped with tabs but can't get out of it.

I've put a screenshot below to show you what I mean. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by sbledsoe 2 years ago

Answered by FedupwithScripterrors 2 years ago

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Where did "use current Pages" go to

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a pers… (read more)

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a person with Chrome. Can't with Firefox.

Asked by Frick 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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how do I completely remove duckduckgo?

Greetings, I have been exclusively using Firefox forever and happy with it until a friend said "Hey, try this" and tacked duckduckgo on top of it - and I'm sure it does a… (read more)

Greetings, I have been exclusively using Firefox forever and happy with it until a friend said "Hey, try this" and tacked duckduckgo on top of it - and I'm sure it does a great job - but I have since then noticed some browsing oddities relative to Firefox pre-duckduckgo and I want to remove it that I may compare before and after performances.

But I can't find it anywhere and as I am allergic to, and highly suspicious of, anything I can't track down and remove from my system if I so desire, I REALLY want it gone, at least until I find out more about its characteristics.

So question #1 = is it really that useful, and #2 = how do I remove it regardless? Thanks for the feedback.

Asked by AlanDale1 2 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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I copied FireFox layout to another Ubuntu user them edit them

This action also Edited My layout which I did not wish for, Question can I revert back to my old setting. I Have Old Firefox Data Folder on My desktop. mx4fi2sl.default-1… (read more)

This action also Edited My layout which I did not wish for, Question can I revert back to my old setting.

I Have Old Firefox Data Folder on My desktop. mx4fi2sl.default-1478602583641 which includes bookmarkbackups.

Asked by Rich_42 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

this morning, I get the above error message when attempting to open ff. I was able to open ff from the start menu(windows 7 enterprise), but all of my bookmarks have disa… (read more)

this morning, I get the above error message when attempting to open ff. I was able to open ff from the start menu(windows 7 enterprise), but all of my bookmarks have disappeared. I had the system administrator attempt to restore my computer, with no results, then reinstalling ff. upon reinstall, I was able to open ff, but bookmarks were still missing. then, a ff update "esr" was run, and now I get the error msg above trying to open ff from anywhere. I cannot open ff at all to restore defaults or run in safe mode to fix.

Asked by edfitzfish 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Ctrl+E and Ctrl+K to focus search bar now add "? " before caret. How to fix that?

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end. (My address bar and search bar are the same) … (read more)

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end.

(My address bar and search bar are the same)

Asked by Victor 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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After the last update, Firefox made itself my home page and wiped out the hotspots on my new tabs.

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update cha… (read more)

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update changed it. When I browse to the sites I want to see on my hotspots on the new tab, nothing shows up. It is just a blank page.

Asked by MMillikan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I am at present living in Spain and using a Spanish ip address.

I am using the pure vpn addon but which has been working fine but since upgrading toFirefox version 64.0 I can no longer get bbc.co.uk! I can get bbc iplayer and itv hub… (read more)

I am using the pure vpn addon but which has been working fine but since upgrading toFirefox version 64.0 I can no longer get bbc.co.uk! I can get bbc iplayer and itv hub. Should I revert back to an earlyer version of Firefox? If so, how can I do it?

Asked by durnster 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Google Plus Shutdown

When I lose Google Plus in April, and with no working replacement... I'll have no use for Firefox. I suppose it had to happen. Google Chrome still doesn't work and IE ST… (read more)

When I lose Google Plus in April, and with no working replacement... I'll have no use for Firefox. I suppose it had to happen. Google Chrome still doesn't work and IE STILL has too many issues... Neither have Customer Service. Firefox has been experiencing Crashes as of late... With no other choices available... I'll have to close my Account when Google Plus goes Offline.

Asked by kingofaxxholes 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Changing size on one tab has suddenly started changing the size on another tab for the same website

If I have two (or more) tabs open for the same website and I want to resize/zoom something on one tab only, the other tab now also changes. As an example, I will have th… (read more)

If I have two (or more) tabs open for the same website and I want to resize/zoom something on one tab only, the other tab now also changes.

As an example, I will have the Guardian news site open with all sizes of text and graphics as I like them. If there is an article open for comments I open this in a second tab and, because the text of the comments is smaller, I increase the size on this tab.

Doing that made the text on the second tab a nice size for me but nothing on the first tab changed.

Since last night, every time I change the size/zoom on the second tab it now does the same thing on the first tab. I've done nothing different to this laptop nor firefox settings.

What's happened?

Asked by Monsieur_Rioux 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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I have installed Firefox, but when I trty to use I am diverted to Google, which I do not want to use!

I have installed Firefox and want to use this as my main browser, but when I try to use it I am automatically diverted to Google, which I do not want to use as I think it… (read more)

I have installed Firefox and want to use this as my main browser, but when I try to use it I am automatically diverted to Google, which I do not want to use as I think it is unsucure! How can I change this so that when I click on FIREFOX,, I get to use Firefox, not Google!

Asked by BikerMo 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox kills network with chatter

I'm running Neon 5.15 (Linux KDE desktop running on Ubuntu 18.4). I have been running Firefox Nightly. I reinstalled my OS due to a hard drive issue. Now Firefox spor… (read more)

I'm running Neon 5.15 (Linux KDE desktop running on Ubuntu 18.4). I have been running Firefox Nightly. I reinstalled my OS due to a hard drive issue. Now Firefox sporadically fills my network with chatter, preventing other family members from being able to access the internet. I have: tried installing Kubuntu - same issue renaming .mozzilla and allowing Firefox to create a new profile allowing Sync to provide bookmarks, etc. - same issue disabled all addons: extensions, themes, plugins - same issue used standard version of Firefox - same issue

To ensure it's actually Firefox I've been using Chromium (open source version of Chrome) for the past 3 days and have had no issues. I'm using Firefox to write this but have had to close it 3 times due to network chatter.

Please help, I don't want to use Chromium, I want my Firefox back. I've been using it since version 0.5.

Asked by The_TechnoJunky 1 year ago

Answered by The_TechnoJunky 1 year ago

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I have Firefox set to clear everything when closed, but Lowe's website remembers my last search query from 2 years ago...does not happen on chrome or edge

I have found only way to get rid of it is to set firefox to "never remember history". All other methods of clearing history upon closing firefox, fails to clear. … (read more)

I have found only way to get rid of it is to set firefox to "never remember history". All other methods of clearing history upon closing firefox, fails to clear.

Asked by rschott 1 year ago

Answered by rschott 1 year ago

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Session doesn't restore after swapping sessionstore.jsonlz4 out

I've followed the steps listed in many places on this forum and the web. (Thanks to jscher2000 for the excellent tech writing and support.) I've renamed all .jsonlz4 in … (read more)

I've followed the steps listed in many places on this forum and the web. (Thanks to jscher2000 for the excellent tech writing and support.) I've renamed all .jsonlz4 in the <Profile_folder>\sessionstore-backups folder. Sessionstore.jsonlz4 was moved from the <Profile_folder>, recovery-backup.jsonlz4 was copied into the <Profile_folder> and renamed Sessionstore.jsonlz4. Tabs don't restore , the Restore Session button is greyed out, and no tabs are listed in the Show tabs dropdown revealed window.

I know recovery-backup.jsonlz4 has the session I want to restore as I've examined it at https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html. I can restore the tabs from the html file that page generates - but I had about 250 tabs open and that will be tedious. Is there any way to force Firefox to restore that session?

I'm running Firefox 66.0.1 64 bit on Windows 10 Professional x64 v1803 updated with all patches.

Asked by marcerickson 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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when I search I get error mesage on blank page. Why is this

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search … (read more)

When I click the Icon to open Firefox Mozilla if opens OK. However, when I tyupe in the webepage i want to find it returns an error message ion a blank page. The search is obviously the problem but why. At present i am using MS-Internet Explorer but miss using Firefox. Can you help or do you suggest I download it again. If I dowbload it I want to keep the changes I made but I am happy to use Firefox Mozilla'a search engine. Thank you Barbara Bibi

Asked by barbedwards 1 year ago

Answered by barbedwards 1 year ago

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Extentions in private browsing

Since Firefox 67, in Add-on manager, your shown what installed extensions would work in private browsing: Also, this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extension… (read more)

Since Firefox 67, in Add-on manager, your shown what installed extensions would work in private browsing:

Also, this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extensions-private-browsing?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

Yet the add-on in question, Lastpass does auto connect on browser close, as it requires cookies.. so i must use "custom setting" with the only option selected "Clear history when firefox closes" as the equivalent to PB.


However i need more info on what it reports in Add-on manager... what is Mozilla saying "This addon "should work" ? or "it will work, but there could be poblem when you restart browser" ?


Asked by TECH192 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago