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Firefox stops working with google after a short time

Over the past 3 weeks i have have issues with Firefox as it stops being able to function when trying to use google as a search engine and in accessing Google related site… (read more)

Over the past 3 weeks i have have issues with Firefox as it stops being able to function when trying to use google as a search engine and in accessing Google related sites in general.

Here is a scenario to better explain the issue

Once I open Firefox everything will be working as expected until a short time later ( the interval is not fixed but it can happen within minutes of launching the program). If I then attempt to use the "awesome bar" to conduct a search query ( Ex. I type "dogs" into the awesome bar) the properly formatted URL for the seach appears in the awesome bar / address bar (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=dogs), the display in the bottom left corner of the application shows "www.google.com" and the activity icon in the tab next to "new tab" cycles from side to side BUT noting else happens. The search results do not display and I am not taken to the search results. The same behaviour happens if I open a new tab and attempt to perform my search using the search field box below the displayed Firefox logo.

If I manually enter a URL or select a bookmark/favourite I am able to access that site without problem. The error seems to be isolated to google only due to the fact that if I attempt the same operation/search as described above but then change the search in engine to Bing or Duck Duck from the options in the drop-down from the awesome bar the search is completed as expected without incident.

I then have to close the application and start the session all over again until it inevitably starts all over again.

This issue is "new" as I have successfully been using Firefox as my default browser for several years. I have only a few extensions installed and none of them new or that would coincide with the start of the problem

Asked by Gary @ Work 6 days ago

Last reply by Gary @ Work 6 days ago

moving my firefox favorites to chrome in the same order and folders

how can I MOVE my FIREFOX FAVORITES TO my CHROME favorites and keep them IN THE SAME ORDER and same favorites folders so when I open chrome I look in my favorites and the… (read more)

how can I MOVE my FIREFOX FAVORITES TO my CHROME favorites and keep them IN THE SAME ORDER and same favorites folders so when I open chrome I look in my favorites and they are in the same folders and the same order as they were in firefox?

Asked by Erin 5 days ago

Completely lost control of Firefox

Firefox has gone mad. Have refreshed. Cannot control screen layout. I want the sidebar option for bookmarks. Have dragged what I want into the option box and presse… (read more)

Firefox has gone mad. Have refreshed. Cannot control screen layout. I want the sidebar option for bookmarks. Have dragged what I want into the option box and pressed button 'Done'. Nothing happens. I have now lost all the bars.

Have used Firefox happily for about 15 years, but now it looks as if I will havve to abandon it for a less good browser.

My email address is alastair.tilbury@btinternet.com

Asked by alastair.tilbury 4 days ago

Any way to make firefox use accent color?

Hi! On my win 10 PC active window is blue and inactive is dark gray. But firefox is all the time it's own color. Is there way to fix it so that FF would use system color… (read more)

Hi!

On my win 10 PC active window is blue and inactive is dark gray. But firefox is all the time it's own color. Is there way to fix it so that FF would use system color?

Asked by fdoywugozklvsndgax 6 days ago

History panel always on.

Whenever I start firefox the history panel is always up, I turn it off in view and ctrl-h but everytime I start firefox its up on every window again by default. How do I … (read more)

Whenever I start firefox the history panel is always up, I turn it off in view and ctrl-h but everytime I start firefox its up on every window again by default. How do I disable this panel, I never use it. Thank you for your time.

Asked by Phildo 5 days ago

Audio playback of Video not working

Hello there I have a small NAS with various video files on it. Some AVI which work flawless but also some MOV which show but do not play audio. Other chromium based Brows… (read more)

Hello there

I have a small NAS with various video files on it. Some AVI which work flawless but also some MOV which show but do not play audio.

Other chromium based Browsers manage to do so without any problems therefore it should be possible somehow.

Informations regarding the file: Filetype: MOV Codec: MP4 Base w/ AVC ext (ISO 144496-12:2005) Channels: 2 compressor: sowt Sample rate: 48khz Depth: 24bit Bit rate: 16

It was recorded with a Nikon D3200 camera.

As I am hosting these Files for other people I always get requests on why it does not work in Firefox.

I love Firefox and I want People to use it but such things just make in unnecessarly hard to do so.

I have experienced great business support from the Mozilla team, hope this to be true for home users too.

Thanks beforehand and have a nice evening.

Asked by Ale 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Ale 19 hours ago

firefox keeps rolling back to homepage

firefox keeps rolling back to homepage. It also opens new widows automatically. Please find a solutiion for this, all work is lost because of this. Windows 10, Firefox 94… (read more)

firefox keeps rolling back to homepage. It also opens new widows automatically. Please find a solutiion for this, all work is lost because of this. Windows 10, Firefox 94.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by sunoj1 1 week ago

Last reply by sunoj1 6 days ago

The Easy Adblock extension icon

The Easy Adblock extension icon doesn't show up anywhere on my toolbar where it used to be or in bookmarks and such. Where is it? Why has it disappeared, even though the … (read more)

The Easy Adblock extension icon doesn't show up anywhere on my toolbar where it used to be or in bookmarks and such. Where is it? Why has it disappeared, even though the extension is on?

Asked by airebird 6 days ago

Bookmarks Sidebar randomly goes blank in Firefox 94.0.2 (64-bit) in Win 10

I keep the bookmarks sidebar open. Sometimes when I have been working in other programs and return to Firefox, the Bookmarks sidebar is empty except for the Bookmarks To… (read more)

I keep the bookmarks sidebar open.

Sometimes when I have been working in other programs and return to Firefox, the Bookmarks sidebar is empty except for the Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, and Other Bookmarks headings.

When this happens, the sidebar is unresponsive.

Closing and re-opening (ctrl+b, ctrl+b) the sidebar restores everything to normal.

Any help with this issue would be appreciated.

Asked by Bill 5 days ago

streaming services consistently freeze firefox

so ive only started using firefox again recently but every time i try to open a new tab and go to netflix the page will open and the preview will start playing, but the w… (read more)

so ive only started using firefox again recently but every time i try to open a new tab and go to netflix the page will open and the preview will start playing, but the window will freeze and ill be unable to click on anything, to the point i need to open up the task manager and kill the process. i also recently tried amazon prime video and the same thing happened. the other video sites that i use, crunchyroll and youtube, have not given me this problem yet. im using windows 10 with the latest updates. im not sure what could be causing this or what would fix the issue

Asked by robmue21 4 days ago

two-step authentication

Hi I'm a student and tedsmith1378@gmail.com account holder. I decided to install Windows 11 a few minutes ago and synced my Firefox account, but unfortunately I forgot th… (read more)

Hi I'm a student and tedsmith1378@gmail.com account holder. I decided to install Windows 11 a few minutes ago and synced my Firefox account, but unfortunately I forgot that I had to remove the recovery code before installing Windows. On the other hand, because I recently changed my phone, I do not have access to my previous phone. But I am a student and I desperately need my usernames and account passwords as well as my bookmarks for my research and lessons. In the attachment, I will send you a screenshot of my browser a few days before changing Windows I am desperately asking for your help. I can answer any question you have about your account.

Asked by ted.smith1378 3 days ago

How to auto-expand the "Show all bookmarks folders" list when adding a bookmark?

When adding a new bookmark, there is a Location field and then a drop-down arrow that lets you expand the entire folder list. What userChrome tweak can I use to permanen… (read more)

When adding a new bookmark, there is a Location field and then a drop-down arrow that lets you expand the entire folder list. What userChrome tweak can I use to permanently get the full list of folders to appear so that I don't have to select that icon every time? Thanks!

Asked by Trainwreck 3 days ago

Deleting cookies

I am looking for a way to simply delete 100's of cookies, but not all, with out using the very limited "Manage cookies and site data" window. It takes forever to delete… (read more)

I am looking for a way to simply delete 100's of cookies, but not all, with out using the very limited "Manage cookies and site data" window. It takes forever to delete 5 or 6 at a time. What is the replacement for when you could type "." and this window expanded to full page and the selection process was so simple?

Asked by Leader 3 days 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 2 days ago

List of Cookie exceptions keeps getting deleted, despite "Allow" for each

The List of Cookie exceptions under Security Setting, the ones I want to retain, keeps getting deleted. I select ALLOW for each one. What is causing the list to get del… (read more)

The List of Cookie exceptions under Security Setting, the ones I want to retain, keeps getting deleted. I select ALLOW for each one. What is causing the list to get deleted?

Asked by kjsles444 6 days ago

Last reply by kjsles444 2 days ago

Maximized title bar "crosses into" HDMI monitor space

94.0.2 (64-bit) Win10 Hi folks! Is this a bug? Image1 with Firefox. Image2 with Edge. Do you see how the (white) title bar crosses into screen2 when it's maximized on … (read more)

94.0.2 (64-bit) Win10

Hi folks! Is this a bug?

Image1 with Firefox. Image2 with Edge.

Do you see how the (white) title bar crosses into screen2 when it's maximized on screen1 ? Firefox is the only software that does this.

Gracias por la help.

Asked by pajaritos 2 days ago

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 6 days ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 2 days ago