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Firefox icon gone from taskbar and desktop and I can't get it back

As the subject says. I can still search for the firefox app and open it that way or I can start it from the START page that comes up when I hit the windows key on the key… (read more)

As the subject says. I can still search for the firefox app and open it that way or I can start it from the START page that comes up when I hit the windows key on the keyboard. But I am not allowed to drag and drop it onto the taskbar as it says it's already there. It's sorta there I guess because FF is open right now while I type this and this open tab is indicated on the taskbar. If I were to close the FF window there would be no FF logo on the taskbar.

Right clicking the firefox app in the start list that comes up when I left click on the windows icon in the lower left or hit the windows key on my keypad gives me options to unpin FF from the start page or unpin it from the taskbar. I don't want to do that.

I did something to mess this up and I can't fix it. I want the FF logo back on my taskbar so when I power up the machine I can click on the logo in the taskbar to get to the browser with all my previously open tabs back.

The latest Windows 10 a Lenovo yoga laptop if it matters.

Thanks

Asked by buythiscanoe 1 day ago

Answered by Scribe 1 day ago

Search

I may have gotten some adware I don't know, but when I open a new tab, and type into the Google search it gives me Yahoo search, and then if I use Yahoo search to search … (read more)

I may have gotten some adware I don't know, but when I open a new tab, and type into the Google search it gives me Yahoo search, and then if I use Yahoo search to search Google search then go to the Google search when I type there it then give me some strange Facebook search. I have tried uninstalling Firefox, and then reinstalling it, and nothing is different. I go to settings it says I should have Google search, but it keeps doing what I described above, so what can I do to fix this?

Widevine cras

I can no longer watch any streaming services on my computer. The message "The Widevine plug in has crashed..." It says it is because flash player crashed. I don't know ho… (read more)

I can no longer watch any streaming services on my computer. The message "The Widevine plug in has crashed..." It says it is because flash player crashed. I don't know how to fix it.

Asked by ambushemma26 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

FF 88/widevine bug with Amazon prime videos not playing HD 1080p

Whenever I play a video on amazon prime thru FF 88 it is SD. When I go to the options for video it says HD is unavailable even if best is selected. When the video first p… (read more)

Whenever I play a video on amazon prime thru FF 88 it is SD. When I go to the options for video it says HD is unavailable even if best is selected. When the video first plays the HD icon will come up for about a second, but faded, than go away right after. Usually when it does that it becomes solid white and shows HD at 1080. I'm using Win 10 64-bit Pro 20H2.

When I try watching the same videos in Chrome I have no issues and the content plays fine in HD 1080p.

I tried removing all history, refreshing FF, uninstalling and re-installing my NVIDIA drivers but same issue. I am on 88.0. No add ons or themes. Just default FF after refresh. Nothing helps.

I have seen other reports of widevine crashing but I dont have that issue. FF just wont play Amazon video in HD anymore.

Edit:

After trying some things and completely uninstalling firefox from system and all folders I finally got Amazon to play HD 1080p content again, but only a short while.

For some reason on refreshed or completely new installs of FF 88 amazon would have issues and only play SD. Even if all folders were deleted before install. When I installed the previous version of FF to 87 content was once again playing back at HD 1080p. I than updated to 88 and it was ok but only for a bit.

Even though FF 87 installed and updated widevine, FF version 88 would update it again a short while later but the version numbers of widevine (4.10.2209.1) stayed the same. Whatever version 88 is doing to widevine it seems to cause a conflict preventing Amazon from playing videos in HD content.

Edit 2:

From my other computer which had not updated to 88 yet had widevine version 4.10.1582. I took all those files and replaced the ones in the folder for 4.10.2209.1. I have updates disabled for widevine now and Amazon is playing HD 1080p once again with no issues. So whatever the update did with widevine it is definitely causing a conflict with playing back HD 1080p content on Amazon Prime video.

Asked by arugula 1 week ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 day ago

downloaded firefox twice, profiles are on different accounts. How do I find my other account? only the old account with it's profiles are found

My computer had repairs, after the repairs firefox was Not working. I downloaded it again, and it was a newer version ,but my bookmarks were there. After my computer was … (read more)

My computer had repairs, after the repairs firefox was Not working. I downloaded it again, and it was a newer version ,but my bookmarks were there. After my computer was turned off, then turned back on, a version of firefox, that came up was from 2006 came up along with bookmarks from that time period. The only profiles I can find(3 profiles) are all old, nothing with newer (from the last 5 years) bookmarks. How do I find the New profile that I downloaded just 2 days ago... that has all my 5 years of bookmarks? I tried to find this other account, with profiles, but was not able to.

Asked by Tan4482 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

This appeared in my inbox as a Firefox html document/app-'Ready Billing Properties' <!DOCTYPE html> <html dir="ltr" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

It looks suspicious. It is from undefined [mcmrnintv@msn.com] dl=document.layers;oe=window.opera?1:0;da=(document.documentMode||document.all)&&!oe;ge=document.… (read more)

It looks suspicious. It is from undefined [mcmrnintv@msn.com]


dl=document.layers;oe=window.opera?1:0;da=(document.documentMode||document.all)&&!oe;ge=document.getElementById;ws=window.sidebar?true:false;tN=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();izN=tN.indexOf('netscape')>=0?true:false;zis=da;zis8=da;var msg=;function nem(){return true};window.onerror = nem;zOF=window.location.protocol.indexOf('file')!=-1?true:false;i7f=zis&&!zOF?true:false;if(da){document.ondragstart=function (){return false};function cIE(){(msg);return false};function cc(){document.oncontextmenu=cIE;setTimeout("cc()",200)};cc()};function cNS(e){if(dl||ws){if(e.which==2||e.which==3){(msg);return false}}};if(dl){document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);document.onmousedown=cNS}else{document.onmouseup=cNS};document.oncontextmenu=new Function("return false");if(oe){function ro(e){if(event.button==2){alert(' ');return 0};return true};document.onmousedown=ro};function ns9(){window.status=' ';setTimeout('ns9()',1000);return true};if(!oe){ns9();document.onmouseover=ns9;document.onmouseout=ns9};function u0(a){return false};function u1(e){return(e.target.tagName!=null&&e.target.tagName.search('^(INPUT|TEXTAREA|BUTTON|SELECT|EMBED|OBJECT|HTML)$')!=-1)};function u2(e){if(e.which==1){window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);window.onmousemove=u0}};function u3(e){if(e.which==1){window.releaseEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);window.onmousemove=null}}; if(dl){window.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEUP|Event.MOUSEDOWN);window.onmousedown=u2;window.onmouseup=u3}else if(ge&&!da){document.onmousedown=u1};function nn(){if(window.getSelection){var t=window.getSelection().toString();if(t.indexOf('qweasdzxc')>1||t.length>40){document.body.innerHTML='.';location.reload()};setTimeout("nn()",200)}};nn();function ni(){if(da){document.onselectstart=function (){return false};setTimeout("ni()",200)}};ni();if(da&&!oe&&!i7f){fc='<'+'div style="position:absolute;left:-1000px;top:-1000px;width:60px;height:35px;z-index:1">'+'<'+'input type="button" name="xqq" value="" onClick=ccd() style="visibility:hidden"><'+'/div>';document.write(fc);function ccd(){clipboardData.clearData()};function cce(){xqq.click();setTimeout("cce()",300)};setTimeout("cce()",3000)};


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Asked by Anne Marie 1 day ago

Not really a problem - but rather a fix to an annoyance - Default Mail Client

I've been using Firefox when it was sort of called Netscape Navigator and its Mozilla's companion mail client - Thunderbird. So it was a bit annoying (but easily correcte… (read more)

I've been using Firefox when it was sort of called Netscape Navigator and its Mozilla's companion mail client - Thunderbird.

So it was a bit annoying (but easily corrected, of course) that Mozilla would undercut it's own products by changing the Thunderbird as the default mail client in favor of something that resembles Microsoft - after a couple of decades of use.

Just noting

Asked by Joel 1 day ago

Mer än ett fönster öppet

Fram till i förra veckan öppnades ett separat fönster, med separat ikon, i aktivitetsfältet, när man öppnade en länk. Plötsligt i förra veckan försvann den möjligheten N… (read more)

Fram till i förra veckan öppnades ett separat fönster, med separat ikon, i aktivitetsfältet, när man öppnade en länk. Plötsligt i förra veckan försvann den möjligheten Nu öppnas länken, men hamnar i samma ikon som man redan har öppen. Dvs bakom densamma i aktivitetsfältet. Jag släktforskar och behöver ha mina delade släktträd öppna, och dessutom kunna använda andra websidor samtidigt.

Asked by s-bj 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Problem

Hello, way have this option "forget about this site Forget about this site" this is very bad idea, can you remove this option or add to ask confirmation. I delete everyfi… (read more)

Hello, way have this option "forget about this site Forget about this site" this is very bad idea, can you remove this option or add to ask confirmation. I delete everyfin form one site by mistake because is stuck for second and click there, I want it to only delete site from history :(.Thanks in advance!

Asked by D`M`X 1 day ago

[URGENT] Two-Factor issue and too long recovery key

I have a following issue: I remember my account's password, but I had lost a two-factor auth code due a hardware crash and can't thereof login. I attempted to use a recov… (read more)

I have a following issue: I remember my account's password, but I had lost a two-factor auth code due a hardware crash and can't thereof login. I attempted to use a recovery code, but it's much longer then 10 characters (it has the length of 32 characters with does not work after entering into the code field). How can I access my account in this case?

I currently use Firefox 87

Asked by Mcgiwer 3 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 day ago

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проблема в FireFox появляются артефакты и изменяются щрифты

Только в браузер FireFox происходят проблемы с изменениями шрифтов при отображении информации и отображением картинок. Проблема не статична, а динамична (картинка одна и … (read more)

Только в браузер FireFox происходят проблемы с изменениями шрифтов при отображении информации и отображением картинок. Проблема не статична, а динамична (картинка одна и та же может нормально отобразится а может быт в артефактах). в Chrome и Opera таких проблем нет. OS Windows переустановил, браузер поставил заново - проблема осталась.

Asked by sushka-27 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Firefox Monitor bug: not displaying monitored email addresses

I have had a single Firefox Account since 2018. I have updated through three primary email addresses: let's call them 1, 2 & 3. July 2020 - I changed Firefox Account… (read more)

I have had a single Firefox Account since 2018. I have updated through three primary email addresses: let's call them 1, 2 & 3.

July 2020 - I changed Firefox Account to primary email 2, and removed primary email 1.

August 2020 - I registered for Firefox Monitor. I added many "another email" (the maximum number, 10 I think) to be monitored : let's call them emails 4-13, and set "Send breach alerts to the affected email address".

December 2020 - I changed Firefox Account to primary email 3, and email 2 is my account secondary email.

April 2021 - I received an email to email 4 saying it was in a breach.

Today - on monitor.firefox.com it says I am not monitoring any emails except my primary email 3, and have not been in any breaches as pictured.

Therefore, there is a bug with monitor.firefox.com: - On the one hand, email 4 (and presumably 5-13) are all still being monitored. - But on the other hand, monitor.firefox.com states I am not monitoring any other emails.

Could a Mozilla dev please get in touch to look into this specific case?

Asked by W4RNER 2 days ago

some add ons not working in instagram

as of two days ago I was able to use some of the video and stories down loader for Instagram videos stories that i could sen to my desktop but now i can not get… (read more)

as of two days ago I was able to use some of the video and stories down loader for Instagram videos stories that i could sen to my desktop but now i can not get them to work for instance here is one of them Media Helper by Mitta does not work . when i click on something in Instagram story post whatever in the download arrow in the menu bar it gives a round brownisH YELLOW DOT NEXT TO THE ARROW and says failed and noting shows up on the desktop. Here is another add on that does not work but used to IG down for Instagram neither work but as of the end of April they did . Not sure if it is Instagram which i have seen has problems but why now do they not work. I am using Instagram on windows 10 pc with firefox as default browser. I have disable and removed some add ons reinstalled firefox and still does not work. is there something I am doing wrong or is it the addion themselves or instagram. works in Chrome and edge not firefox I need help

Asked by Mary 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Not receiving emails from Mozilla

Tried to sign into Firefox Reality today, wanted to send an email for verification, but I never got it. Tried signing into Firefox Android, same thing, no email received … (read more)

Tried to sign into Firefox Reality today, wanted to send an email for verification, but I never got it. Tried signing into Firefox Android, same thing, no email received to login. So I logged into my Mozilla account using Chrome on my phone. Got in fine. I can see the recent login attempts in history.

So I try and add a secondary email, which first, wants me to verify my email, which I'm still not getting...

I have used this email for Mozilla since 2016, no problem. Looks like the last email from Mozilla I got was from 3/23/21. I wonder if they are blocking my domain unintentionally or something. I use my own domain for email - protonus.ws - and I fully control the email on it. Yes I checked my spam folder. Searched the server, last thing from Mozilla was 3/23. Anyone know who I can contact to see what's up?

Asked by Protonus 2 days ago

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Getting 'new user' sing in warnings using Firefox

Hello, Ever since I used 'Refresh' to solve a problem, I now have to sign into all my regular sites, like YouTube, FaceBook and especially Twitter, where I receive a warn… (read more)

Hello,

Ever since I used 'Refresh' to solve a problem, I now have to sign into all my regular sites, like YouTube, FaceBook and especially Twitter, where I receive a warning every time I sign in. (See attachment).

To clarify: before the Refresh, I could just bring up these sites and be automatically signed in. My computer remembers the sign in names and passwords, but I still have to go through the process, and with Twitter, I'm getting these warnings, which has caused that site to ask for more info to verify my identity.

So: why am I coming up as a 'new user' every time I want to go to sites I've been going to for years?

Thank you,

John

Asked by yohejohn 2 days ago

Answered by yohejohn 2 days ago

Afraid of malware extension

I installed this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/o-reilly-epub-downloader/ extension to my browser, but it not worked and I unistalled. I'm afraid that it … (read more)

I installed this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/o-reilly-epub-downloader/ extension to my browser, but it not worked and I unistalled. I'm afraid that it may be a malware or something like this. Anyone can confirm? since I uninstalled and used my anti-virus (bitdefender) would have any problems? Would you recommend any other measures?

Thank You very much!

Asked by luanrr98 2 days ago

Last reply by luanrr98 2 days ago

Windows toolbar disappears

My windows toolbar disappears whenever I am in Firefox. I can hit the windows key to make it appear but I don't want to do that every time I am in Firefox. All other tool… (read more)

My windows toolbar disappears whenever I am in Firefox. I can hit the windows key to make it appear but I don't want to do that every time I am in Firefox. All other toolbars are showing.

The Windows toolbar stays on the screen for Edge and Explorer and for every other program on my computer. It may have happened after the most recent update. I am at 88.0.

Asked by gamebird 2 days ago

STILL UPDATES AND SCREWS UP EACH TIME IT DOES! NOW IT DOESN'T WORK!

OK, so I have given up trying to get Firefox from updating itself. Everything I have tried never stops it, so I have to assume that Mozilla are doing their best to screw … (read more)

OK, so I have given up trying to get Firefox from updating itself. Everything I have tried never stops it, so I have to assume that Mozilla are doing their best to screw me by insisting I put up with broken software patches and installs. When it updates it removes all my settings and addins meaning I have to reinstall everything from scratch: EACH AND EVERY TIME! Now, I know it shouldn't, as feedback suggests, but as I never receive any feedback from someone who can provide accurate solutions (links to four year old versions are hardly going to resolve the newer software faults), I have now accepted that it is just crap service meant to annoy me. As the last update now never opens the Google ads, does anyone know what Firefox have screwed up this time and how I can restore previous functionality (the reason for not updating!!!!!!!!!). Edge, and Chrome don't have the problem, so I am using Edge and will continue to do so as working Google ads is important to me. Would someone from Firefox either provide a working solution or do I have to accept they have absolutely no interest in customer satisfaction and just plough on in their own little world with zero recognition as to what users actually want: that is working software that remains working with stable upgrades that don't keep introducing more problems that require waiting for more updates to resolve then while introducing more problems each time! The reason why not updating is so important to me. I am sick of it now!

Asked by Les 2 days ago