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Default Search Engine Problem

I have Bing set up as my default search engine and it has worked fine for years. Now all of the sudden, any search I request, whether in the address bar or search window… (read more)

I have Bing set up as my default search engine and it has worked fine for years. Now all of the sudden, any search I request, whether in the address bar or search window is completed by Yahoo. I have tried everything I know to try to fix this but to no avail. Also, when I click the Add-ons button to check for add -ons that I perhaps placed in error, a new blank tab opens up. I'm wondering if I should just delete Firefox and then re-install it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by pfburdett 5 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 hour ago

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default search engine

I set the default search engine as Google but it's being redirected to Yahoo. Fix I read states to use: help, troubleshooting information, refresh Firefox (in a pop up w… (read more)

I set the default search engine as Google but it's being redirected to Yahoo. Fix I read states to use: help, troubleshooting information, refresh Firefox (in a pop up window). Pop up window never shows. What's the fix? This is supposedly a virus. Not Yahoo's fault. thanks

Asked by joszyd 3 hours ago

Answered by joszyd 3 hours ago

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suddenly unable to log into wells fargo .com from pc 8.1

Is any one else experiencing an inability to log in to wellsfargo.com. I have latest version of firefox and have no new add-ons or changes in security/anti-virus or malw… (read more)

Is any one else experiencing an inability to log in to wellsfargo.com. I have latest version of firefox and have no new add-ons or changes in security/anti-virus or malware programs.

Their tech support said "sounds like a browser issue" . I switched to ie and logged right in. I use to log in a dozen times a week and have not ever been denied. When I try to log in the screen re-freshens and is blank. No bad log in script or any other prompts, just a waiting log in screen.

Thanks for any thoughts or similar experiences.

Tyree W.

Asked by etyree 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Clicking on a link on a Page! Open YAHOO SEARCH ENGINE? Which I don't want, I use GOOGLE!

In the last few days every time I click on a link on a page, it takes me to Yahoo Search Engine, which I don't want! My choice is GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE! Also at the same t… (read more)

In the last few days every time I click on a link on a page, it takes me to Yahoo Search Engine, which I don't want! My choice is GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE!

Also at the same time this changed, if I click to go to Add Ons it takes me to a Blank Page?

Never had these problems before, tried many outdated suggestions, which don't work?

Asked by jaybs 1 week ago

Answered by jaybs 1 week ago

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spell-check dictionary

Hi. Since the last update of Firefox, the Languages item on the right-click menu has disappeared and I don't know how to swap between languages for spell checking any mor… (read more)

Hi. Since the last update of Firefox, the Languages item on the right-click menu has disappeared and I don't know how to swap between languages for spell checking any more (the explanation on page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker doesn't correspond to what I see new: isn't it outdated?). I find where to change the display language of menus and commands in the Options, but not where to switch between spell-check dictionaries. So I have menus in Portuguese and spell-check fixed on English... Can you help, please? Thanks.

Paolo

Asked by Paolo 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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CVS.com functionality

When I visit the pharmacy section of CVS.com and click on any of the drop down selections, nothing happens. With chrome I don't have a problem. When I chose Inspect Eleme… (read more)

When I visit the pharmacy section of CVS.com and click on any of the drop down selections, nothing happens. With chrome I don't have a problem. When I chose Inspect Element on an item, a reference to javascript is highlighted, and javascript in enabled in the config. This is the case on both my Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 machines. So I'm wondering what it could be.

Asked by johnaldinger 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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multiple profiles

I have kept FF v. 56.0.2 because of certain add-ons that I have come to rely upon. That version is shared by all users. However, I would like to add the newest version f… (read more)

I have kept FF v. 56.0.2 because of certain add-ons that I have come to rely upon. That version is shared by all users. However, I would like to add the newest version for a second user. How can I install the current version for only the second user without affecting v 56.0.2 for the primary user?

Asked by rifleman.milford 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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Bookmark not work

When i do bookmark on page, its not works. its displayed message like "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by… (read more)

When i do bookmark on page, its not works. its displayed message like "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.". Please Solve this Problem.

Asked by pcpndtrjt 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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backing up BOOKMARKS

How do you backup Bookmarks to a HTML file or whatever. The How-To instructions dont look like my Library menu. There is no "export to" function. I have an updated … (read more)

How do you backup Bookmarks to a HTML file or whatever. The How-To instructions dont look like my Library menu. There is no "export to" function. I have an updated Firefox. Where is it?

Asked by crablegs 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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How do I disable rich audio presence that Firefox now does with Windows 10?

Honestly, I have no idea how to describe it. I loved how when I played a video on Firefox, it wouldn't pop up with that annoying video title whenever I changed my volume.… (read more)

Honestly, I have no idea how to describe it. I loved how when I played a video on Firefox, it wouldn't pop up with that annoying video title whenever I changed my volume. Now, when I'm watching a video or playing audio, this happens. And, it doesn't even get it right most of the time! Like for example, it does this instead! That's not even the page I'm on!

Is there any way for me to get rid of this? Thanks

Asked by sheepy404 4 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Wire web app not working after update to firefox 80

This site https://app.wire.com/auth/ is not working properly after update to firefox 80. I see login screen, press arrow to login then server sync starts and stops after … (read more)

This site https://app.wire.com/auth/ is not working properly after update to firefox 80. I see login screen, press arrow to login then server sync starts and stops after a second and I am back at login screen. Worked fine in firefox 79 this morning.

Asked by Piterk 1 month ago

Answered by Piterk 1 month ago

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Turn off Firefox updates - json?

Hi Friends, I have read the other posts on this questions. I have a very unique use case. My grandfather is 101 and still going strong. He loves his computer and regula… (read more)

Hi Friends,

I have read the other posts on this questions.

I have a very unique use case. My grandfather is 101 and still going strong. He loves his computer and regularly has in-depth questions that he calls me with.

The firefox (latest version) updates are causing him serious problems though. It seems like they are very regular - I know this is good, but in this case, being 101, I just want him to be able to use his computer without being bothered with the updates. I am aware of the different options, but unfortunately there is not a "turn off" option (why!). I did read something about modifying a .json file though. On a side note, I'm a computer guy and have been involved with IT for over 30 years. The firefox updates are a "bother" for other people I work with as well.

Does somebody have the code they can share to turn off these updates? When this stupid covid is over I will be seeing him regularly and will perform the updates myself.

Thank you.

Asked by dougstackhouse 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Regarding " Guest Mode ", & "Private Browsing " in Forefox Browser

Respected Sir/Madam, I would like to know,Why, Mozilla Firefox Staff,have NOT provided," Guest Mode " in their browser. Even though,I am using the latest & most updat… (read more)

Respected Sir/Madam, I would like to know,Why, Mozilla Firefox Staff,have NOT provided," Guest Mode " in their browser. Even though,I am using the latest & most updated version of the same,I can NOT find it,though Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge are already providing us,these options. 2) What is the Exact Difference between these 2 modes of browsing.Which is MOST SAFE,HOW? Can you please email the Merits & Demerits of both to me,as,I want to learn. Requesting herewith for a clear cut & Candid reply,& thanking you, Shrineevas

Asked by Shrineevas Sant 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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firefox awesome bar

In the latest versions of firefox I can't delete single items from the address bar drop down list. As it says here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-ad… (read more)

In the latest versions of firefox I can't delete single items from the address bar drop down list. As it says here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-address-bar-suggestions#w_clearing-a-single-item-from-the-address-bar-history I should press Shift+Delete, but it DOESN'T work anymore.

Asked by bidenkoanton 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Login with saved credentials no more reconizes UserName. The same login works fine with other browsers.

I use forefox as default and all my activities I do with it. But, from yesterday, I lost my admin for security, as firefox introduces some char in the username, as my sec… (read more)

I use forefox as default and all my activities I do with it. But, from yesterday, I lost my admin for security, as firefox introduces some char in the username, as my security system say: There is no such user, while it works fine with other browser. There is some new in Firefox that I ignore? thanks. Vito

Asked by Vito 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Backup Bookmarks

I delete the path \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ but I recovered and now when I try to get my bookmarks it gives this error. It means something like "it was not possib… (read more)

I delete the path \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ but I recovered and now when I try to get my bookmarks it gives this error. It means something like "it was not possible to process the backup.

Asked by lapy14 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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After v78 update I have two FFs, one with no passwords. What to do?

This morning FF advised me to update to a newer version. I did and got 78.0.1 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Later I was deleting a program - winpdfeditor - in the Windows contr… (read more)

This morning FF advised me to update to a newer version. I did and got 78.0.1 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Later I was deleting a program - winpdfeditor - in the Windows control panel and, at completion, suddenly got a message that Firefox was updating (again), but this time with a big bold warning - as I recall - that this version was not synched with anything. This new Firefox opened. My regular version, the one I'd updated this morning -- let's call it FF-1 -- was also open. In the second version (FF-2) I immediately checked under Tools > Options > Logins and Passwords, and the passwords section was empty. I closed FF-2. FF-1 is still open and still has all my passwords. I checked my Mozilla > Firefox > Profiles folder and now have two profiles - one called jn******.default, where I can see all my regular FF files, including logins.json, and one called i6******.default-release, with all files created today and no logins.json. Windows control panel also tells me I have two FFs, but identifies them as v78.01 and v72.02, and says both were installed today. I just checked about:profiles and get this: "Another copy of Firefox has made changes to profiles. You must restart Firefox before making more changes." What to do now? Obviously, I want to save the one with the passwords and delete the other one. But, as this situation is new to me, I want to do it the right way.

Asked by roberto32 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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changing user name

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be change… (read more)

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be changed to"?

Asked by Joey 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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Problem with Google pictures (google photos as i'm french)

Hi, Since 1 week i can't use all the fonctionalities of Google photos. I can't download albums, i can't share, i don't have infos about pics of album, etc... All the icon… (read more)

Hi, Since 1 week i can't use all the fonctionalities of Google photos. I can't download albums, i can't share, i don't have infos about pics of album, etc... All the icons at top right are inoperatives. I've tried another browser (Google chrome) and all is fine. I use Windows 8.1 and Firefox 73.0.1 64 bits Regards

Asked by phil-53 1 month ago

Answered by phil-53 1 month ago