Bing auto set for search engine

Bing somehow auto default set as my search engine and i need google as my default. when i drop down menu to change it gives no options, it only says "a browser" with Fire… (read more)

Bing somehow auto default set as my search engine and i need google as my default. when i drop down menu to change it gives no options, it only says "a browser" with Firefox logo next to it. i need help to fix this issue please! tyia:)

Asked by martian.man73 31 minutes ago

Last reply by martian.man73 1 minute ago

Cannot Access Vanguard Account on several PC's Uing Firefox. CHrome and Edge work fine

FIgure out what is causing my problem. WHen I am login site and click the login button nothing happens. Have checked extensions, run in safe mode but still no luck after … (read more)

FIgure out what is causing my problem. WHen I am login site and click the login button nothing happens. Have checked extensions, run in safe mode but still no luck after the update before the last 3

Asked by chucklestx 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 minutes ago

instance of FF with bookmarks empty

Have created Desktop 2 on Win 10. Now I need fresh instance of FF with EMPTY/ZERO/NADA bookmarks. I will separately populate bookmarks into this new FF. How do I do it? … (read more)

Have created Desktop 2 on Win 10. Now I need fresh instance of FF with EMPTY/ZERO/NADA bookmarks. I will separately populate bookmarks into this new FF. How do I do it? My attempts so far, just bring over all bookmarks from Desktop 1.

Asked by CaptainP75 29 minutes ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 minutes ago

Firefox crashing when rendering maps

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar … (read more)

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar issue with Safari. This does NOT happen on my iPhone using the same two browsers. This also does not seem to effect Google Maps or embedded Google Maps, but embedded maps from other services. Anyway, I'm posting here because Firefox conveniently provides crash data, I'm not sure what else the cause could be and I'm hoping someone can help.

Two websites this has been consistently happening with are The Empire State Trail bike path (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/) and a NYC vaccine finder website (https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/). Firefox immediately crashes, though with the EST website it seems to be tied to the pathway of the trail being drawn (crashing after I've zoomed in a few times and the path has to regenerate). Safari doesn't totally crash, but forces a site reload and after it fails a second time says it can't display the site.

Any ideas what the issue could be? I'm on the latest version of Catalina (10.15.7), Firefox and Safari and seem to have all security updates for all.

Here's a link to the latest crash data: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1389c870-51cf-4790-b0a0-fd01f0211202

Asked by conrad 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 18 minutes ago

Firefox Settings Across Platforms

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted… (read more)

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted as another topic by me. Big questions:

1. Can I bring FF on the three other laptops and server to the same FF revision level at this machine and copy across all files that would capture settings this machine's settings/changes in Config and Policies ?

I currently make quick work of syncing UBlock and AdBlocker on all machines by simple export/imports of text files. Everything tweaked exactly the same on every machine with respect to FF is what I am after...

Asked by JoeJupa 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 21 minutes ago

New Tab Shortcuts wiped out by Sync

Hi all, I suspect I'm out of luck but I'm hoping someone might have some ideas ... I'm using Firefox 94.0.2 and I have become a big fan of the ability to pin shortcuts/b… (read more)

Hi all, I suspect I'm out of luck but I'm hoping someone might have some ideas ... I'm using Firefox 94.0.2 and I have become a big fan of the ability to pin shortcuts/bookmarks to tiles in the New Tab screen. I customized my New Tab with 9 rows of tiles, 72 pinned sites, a very useful & convenient feature.

I got a new laptop for work, installed Firefox and logged into my Firefox account. I ran Sync to copy some open tabs over to the browser in my old laptop. Somehow the sync picked up the setting of having 72 tiles on the New Tab page, on the new laptop, which was great; but instead of my pinned sites, the 72 tiles were populated by random sites (presumably pulled out of browsing history). No worries; I'd expected that I'd have to manually configure the new laptop's browser anyway.

But then when i logged into my old laptop this morning I was dismayed to see that the pinned sites were gone! The 72 tiles are still there, but the pinned sites have been replaced by random ones. Now I'll have to reconfigure my old laptop's browser as well. :-(

My question: is there any way to restore the previous pinned sites without having to re-pin them all manually? And once they're all back in place, is there some way to export/save/lock them, so this won't happen again? If having Sync enabled across my two devices is going to randomly wipe out my pinned sites, then I suppose the New Tab tile functionality is not so useful and I'll just use an old-fashioned Bookmark list.

Thanks in advance for any insights!

Asked by ghost2270 43 minutes ago

Playing videos shows green horizontal stripes on overlay

Hello, I did some changes to the browser according to a privacy guide: https://restoreprivacy.com/firefox-privacy/ When I now watch a video, while the overlay is there, t… (read more)

Hello,

I did some changes to the browser according to a privacy guide: https://restoreprivacy.com/firefox-privacy/

When I now watch a video, while the overlay is there, the over a third of the video height is full of green horizontal stripes.

I can't figure out which change to the browser leads to this.

Do you have any idea?

Regards, Robert

Asked by Robert 2 hours ago

Last reply by Robert 59 minutes ago

picture dowload on Firefox 94.02

I got Firefox 94.02 just some days ago, it changed from 94.01. Until the change all was in order, since I can`t dowload pics as JPEG or PNG anymore directly, but 94.02 fo… (read more)

I got Firefox 94.02 just some days ago, it changed from 94.01. Until the change all was in order, since I can`t dowload pics as JPEG or PNG anymore directly, but 94.02 forces me to donload as WEbP, which inconvenient. Can somebody offer help, or at least an idea how to fix this issue?

Asked by pilgrim901 2 hours ago

Last reply by Márk Stitovits 1 hour ago

Streaming video

Last night it worked fine but today I went onto Amazon Prime to watch movies or programs and it wouldn't play. It says I need the newest version of firefox to be able to … (read more)

Last night it worked fine but today I went onto Amazon Prime to watch movies or programs and it wouldn't play. It says I need the newest version of firefox to be able to watch. I have it already but no go.

Asked by furybakerman 1 day ago

Last reply by Márk Stitovits 1 hour ago

missing restore previous session in version 95.0

When I installed version 95.0 the "Restore previous Session" disappeared. I searched this problem on your help desk and apparently has happened already with previous vers… (read more)

When I installed version 95.0 the "Restore previous Session" disappeared. I searched this problem on your help desk and apparently has happened already with previous versions such as 74.0 etc. The thread for this problem do not apply to version 95.0 as General-Start up working are different. Can anybody cast a spell and solve this please? Thank you.

Asked by faustoselmi 1 hour ago

Restore user profile to a date earlier this week

I am using a newish FF profile for my usual web browsing and I also have another FF profile (from an older computer) which I only use for one purpose and that is to look … (read more)

I am using a newish FF profile for my usual web browsing and I also have another FF profile (from an older computer) which I only use for one purpose and that is to look at my recently deceased partner's facebook (FB).

My issue is, I accidentally deleted my partner's FB account from the FB log on page and now have no access to that account. I was hoping by restoring my "other" FF profile I could restore access via cookies etc.

Is there any way i can do this??

Asked by pd.2031 1 hour ago

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An address is a URL. A search is keywords. They are not interchangeable. How do I get Firefox to stop mixing them up?

When I want a URL, I type it in the address bar. Search has no relevance to a URL, and any intervention of Search gets in the way, and creates errors. When I click in th… (read more)

When I want a URL, I type it in the address bar. Search has no relevance to a URL, and any intervention of Search gets in the way, and creates errors.

When I click in the search bar, it's because I want a keyword search with one of the search engines. A search is not a URL.

They are two completely different things, and treating either one as the other is error. I do not want Firefox to kidnap my cursor and teleport it to somewhere I didn't click. They are two entirely different spaces, they are not interchangeable. When I click in the search bar, it's because I want a search. Don't you dare second guess me and change my click to the address bar.

How do I turn off this stupid stupid stupid error behavior of FIrefox?

I tried this and it didn't work. In about:config • keyword.enabled and toggle it from True to False. • browser.fixup.alternate.enabled and toggle it from True to False.

Asked by boundlessly 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 13 hours ago

Adobe Stock bug

Adobe Stock doesn't work with Firefox any more? Filter panel doesn't appear as well as unable to click on profile picture to access account. Have to switch to Safari now … (read more)

Adobe Stock doesn't work with Firefox any more? Filter panel doesn't appear as well as unable to click on profile picture to access account. Have to switch to Safari now to use Adobe Stock.

Asked by glcordery 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Search Errors on eBay.co.uk

I've been running a series of searches weekly, for Bayko, on eBay.co.uk, for years, using a saved search. It now [actually for a few months] makes errors, and I've had t… (read more)

I've been running a series of searches weekly, for Bayko, on eBay.co.uk, for years, using a saved search. It now [actually for a few months] makes errors, and I've had to switch to using Chrome.

The errors : - 1 The number of found items is exaggerated by about 25%. 2 Page 7 - of 8 usually - states that no items have been found - try again - after displaying 6 full pages of 50.

For the record p8 displays fine.

Any thoughts, or, better still, solutions.

Pete

Asked by pete72 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Can't change bookmarks, won't save history, since Big Sur upgrade

Since I upgrade MacOS to Big Sur, a couple basic Firefox functions have stopped working. 1) History is not being saved. I can restore deleted tabs, but there is nothing… (read more)

Since I upgrade MacOS to Big Sur, a couple basic Firefox functions have stopped working. 1) History is not being saved. I can restore deleted tabs, but there is nothing in the History menu, nor is there any record (for example, in the form of auto-complete) of websites I have visited in the past. 2) My bookmarks file appears to be mostly read-only. Clicking on the star icon to save a new bookmark does nothing. Selecting Bookmarks > Bookmark Current Tab does nothing. In the Manage Bookmarks environment, selecting Add Bookmark from the gear icon brings up a dialog box in which the only content is a Cancel button. In the Manage Bookmarks environment, I can change the Name of a current bookmark but cannot change its URL. If I try, it reverts to the old URL as soon as I click away from it.

The current help page that most closely describes my symptoms is https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/changes-toolbars-and-window-sizes-are-not-saved. I tried both remedies, including refreshing Firefox and deleting xulstore.json, but no change in symptoms.

Asked by matthewtiscareno 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Continous updates available announcements keep on annoyibng me

Hello Why is it that every time I open Firefox, I get a message asking me to update? If this persists, I may need to use another browser. I keep pressing the "download" b… (read more)

Hello Why is it that every time I open Firefox, I get a message asking me to update? If this persists, I may need to use another browser. I keep pressing the "download" button for the upgrade but nothing happens. Could this be the issue? Please help as I do not want to change my browser. What have I done wrong that the upgrade is not happening automatically? Thanks

Asked by xoox 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

New software update

I have just accepted latest software update and when I relaunched & restored my previous session it will not allow me to open any webpage when I click. Nor can I clos… (read more)

I have just accepted latest software update and when I relaunched & restored my previous session it will not allow me to open any webpage when I click. Nor can I close a page.

Any ideas?

ian

Asked by ianmcclean 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

My Firefox browser crashes again and again

My Firefox browser crashes again and again whenever I open a game to play. I am playing EvoCreo Mod Apk, here I am confused that whether something is wrong with my game o… (read more)

My Firefox browser crashes again and again whenever I open a game to play. I am playing EvoCreo Mod Apk, here I am confused that whether something is wrong with my game or with the browser. But for me, I think there is some problem with the browser because I am playing this game for a long time and it didn't happen in the past.

Asked by BaughnAndrews641 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago