Firefox as my default browser

Hi... I am using the latest version of Firefox (88.0) for my 64 bit Dell laptop. I have checked a few times over a period of weeks in settings, General section, the box m… (read more)

Hi... I am using the latest version of Firefox (88.0) for my 64 bit Dell laptop. I have checked a few times over a period of weeks in settings, General section, the box marked as - Always check if Firefox is your default browser is checked. Underneath this line I see one line with a smiley icon indicating it is NOT. I have several times gone through the process to make it my default browser and, when checking that it is, it ALWAYS displays as the default browser. So... I have no idea why this line continues to be displayed. Anyone have any thoughts? I can find no info on this issue.. thanks Brian

Asked by BEH 2 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 3 minutes ago

Firefox does change language each time it's updated

Hi, Even though I live in Czech Republic, I set up Firefox to use English. After reading some help here I had to reinstall it using different (EN) installer. That's a bit… (read more)

Hi,

Even though I live in Czech Republic, I set up Firefox to use English. After reading some help here I had to reinstall it using different (EN) installer. That's a bit odd but OK, it worked them.

But when Firefox installed an update, it was again in CZ. :/

Thanks for fixing that.

Asked by me216 10 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 18 minutes ago

"de1 lunrac" Malwares - how to remove?

Hi all, I've been having this issue for a few days now, I've tried to uninstall, re-scan, reboot my pc and reinstall Firefox but they still PERSIST!! Every time I open f… (read more)

Hi all,

I've been having this issue for a few days now, I've tried to uninstall, re-scan, reboot my pc and reinstall Firefox but they still PERSIST!! Every time I open firefox for the first time after turning on my pc, Avast pops up with the malware warnings. I've used Avast, Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner but nothing seems to be working. I've disabled and uninstalled the ad-ons as well.

I'm not sure how else to remove the malwares because it seems to be running from "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe".

Please help.

Asked by sarah.official.sakura 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 minutes ago

Field missing from Firefox bookmarks “Library” window

How can I access the Description text field that disappeared from the Firefox bookmarks “Library” window in some relatively recent release (a year or so ago maybe)? Highl… (read more)

How can I access the Description text field that disappeared from the Firefox bookmarks “Library” window in some relatively recent release (a year or so ago maybe)?

Highlighting any bookmark in the “Library” window currently displays only a “Name”, “Location”, “Tags” & “Keyword” field in the bottom of the window's RH pane but it used to also display a larger, 5th text field called Description (or something similar). Likewise, highlighting any bookmark folder in the “Library” window currently only displays a “Name” field but it used to also display a Description field.

This bookmark Description field was invaluable in storing text notes on what a given bookmark was useful for and, equally importantly, what it wasn't useful for (i.e. when to use a different bookmark). If one has hundreds of bookmarks, this type of information cannot adequately be captured in just the “Name” & “Tags” fields.

Asked by sadlax 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 minutes ago

constant updates disrupt settings

hi, i'm mostly interested in getting some help with creating my settings/preferences to stay the way i want them. every time there's a update, my personal settings get wi… (read more)

hi, i'm mostly interested in getting some help with creating my settings/preferences to stay the way i want them. every time there's a update, my personal settings get wiped out and i have to start all over again. there was a time when FF offered a way to leave some updates out and select the ones we wanted. now, it's all blanket updates. many times i lose important tabs and files. it's annoying. the way these updates are coming in i cringe each time i see the notice. and then there are times they get done automatically.

what's a mother to do?

many thanks for your consideration!

Asked by sallyoakley55 11 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 24 minutes ago

Firefox re-start

Hi, Once upon a time, when restarting a session, closed with some pages still open, Firefox was proposing the list of all pages that were open at the termination moment, … (read more)

Hi, Once upon a time, when restarting a session, closed with some pages still open, Firefox was proposing the list of all pages that were open at the termination moment, asking to CHOOSE which pages we wanted in this new session. That feature was very very useful, allowing a fast closing, and a 'meditated' and comfortable restart.

Now, from a couple of years, it seems that the only choice is to have back ALL the pages again, or none... Is maybe this useful old setting hidden somewhere ? Thank you for your help... I find irritating loosing features in updates !

Asked by Massimo 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 37 minutes ago

Firefox search mismatches some characters

Searching for non-ascii characters will also match normalized ascii counterparts, leading to too many false positive matches. For example, searching for the character "å"… (read more)

Searching for non-ascii characters will also match normalized ascii counterparts, leading to too many false positive matches.

For example, searching for the character "å" matches both "a" and "å" on the page.

We should be able to configure whether to normalize the characters or to use strict matching.

Asked by rovinbhandari 11 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 hour ago

Import of bookmarks.html in IE results in error

I tried to transfer my Firefox bookmarks to IE on Windows 10. As described I exported a bookmarks.html in Firefox, then I created an empty Folder in IE named Import and t… (read more)

I tried to transfer my Firefox bookmarks to IE on Windows 10. As described I exported a bookmarks.html in Firefox, then I created an empty Folder in IE named Import and tried to import the bookmarks.html to this folder. IE reports an error and I do not know what could be the problem.

Asked by albert.eberli 12 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Firefox 88 - very slow to create print preview

When I try to print from Firefox 88 on my Mac Laptop running OSX 10.12.6 the new print preview window takes a very long time to load the preview before I can print. I cou… (read more)

When I try to print from Firefox 88 on my Mac Laptop running OSX 10.12.6 the new print preview window takes a very long time to load the preview before I can print. I could not find a work around.

I tried switching to the Classic print system via (print.tab_modal.enabled - False) Now I don't have the preview to deal with so I can print immediately like I used to. However, if I try to open a PDF in Preview from the Print Dialog window, it takes a very long time to load the preview which it did not do in earlier versions of Firefox.

I am surmising that one of the Firefox updates added the print preview function which doesn't work quite right on my Mac.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Andy

Asked by andy162 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Firefox is blocking my on-line banking website login

Firefox has recently started blocking my on-line banking website. I use Firefox DuckDuckGo as my default browser and it worked fine until 2 weeks ago. However, I can use … (read more)

Firefox has recently started blocking my on-line banking website. I use Firefox DuckDuckGo as my default browser and it worked fine until 2 weeks ago. However, I can use GOOGLE or Microsoft Internet Explorer to do my on-line banking which I do not like to do. They don't require the 2 step security access code that I use to get with Firefox on my cell phone. HOW CAN I FIX THIS? Navy Federal Credit Union technical support it was a Firefox browser issue and they could not help. Can you help me?

Asked by highheat05 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

"Add Bookmark" has disappeared from Bookmarks menu - we all want to know how to get it back!

I thought perhaps the cat had hit some keyboard shortcut (goodness it would be nice to be able to disable those!) and removed "Bookmark This Page" from the Bookmarks pull… (read more)

I thought perhaps the cat had hit some keyboard shortcut (goodness it would be nice to be able to disable those!) and removed "Bookmark This Page" from the Bookmarks pull-down menu, but based on the number of people asking the same question, I now suspect that the latest Firefox update somehow removed it. I have seen MANY people asking about this, invariably answered with how to work around it being missing by using a tiny blob of an icon (which tiny meaningless blob among many, my not-so-young eyes are not certain - apparently it looks like a star). WE WANT IT BACK. Please put "Bookmark This Page" back where it belongs - in the pulldown menu called "Bookmarks". Or tell us how to put it there ourselves. Leave it in the teeny blob menu also if you like - maybe there's someone out there who actually likes it there. But please, for the love of usability, put that entry back on the list of things you can do from the Bookmarks pull-down menu! Not all of your users are 20-somethings with perfect eyesight!

Asked by hybridvigor 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

firefox random crashes

doers mozilla produce a version of firefox that doesnt crash every 5 or 6 minutes if so i would love to install it as your latest offering has destroyed all my bookmarks … (read more)

doers mozilla produce a version of firefox that doesnt crash every 5 or 6 minutes if so i would love to install it as your latest offering has destroyed all my bookmarks passwords and just about everything else not just on the 32 bit pc but also on the 64 bit

Asked by sgotheridge 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

bug or feature?

I found out that menu with image items appeared not only on selected images but on web site's background image. I believe that in previous version of Firefox this menu d… (read more)

I found out that menu with image items appeared not only on selected images but on web site's background image. I believe that in previous version of Firefox this menu did not appeared on background images. Moreover I saved a web page and opened it. Link to this background image could find on style.css file only. I checked list of files for saved web page and these images are not exist. Therefore if this web site will be shutdown I would not be able to open saved page properly. It is interested that when I click on saved web page items of this menu appeared. When I select background image to try to open in next Tab I get a message that this file is not exists off-line. Yes, file is not exists but but Firefox saved link to background image not an image itself.

Asked by UriF 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

Bookmark for Facebook Notifications - Can't Remove

So, I had to do a clean install of my OS, and after reinstalling firefox, I have a Facebook Notification bookmark I cannot remove. Can anyone advise on how to remove it? … (read more)

So, I had to do a clean install of my OS, and after reinstalling firefox, I have a Facebook Notification bookmark I cannot remove. Can anyone advise on how to remove it?

Asked by iam-sovereign 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

new bookmark menu on 89B1

hello why with the new 89b1 1 have a lot less bookmark on my screen. On a 1080p screen i've calclulated that the new bookmark menu give me 14 less bookmarks on the screen… (read more)

hello why with the new 89b1 1 have a lot less bookmark on my screen. On a 1080p screen i've calclulated that the new bookmark menu give me 14 less bookmarks on the screen for the rest 1 have to scroll down a lot and beofre 1 had organized the bookmarks folders to not have to scroll down.

Can we make the menu more compact to have the same density than the older versions.

Thx in advance.

a very surprised customer.

Asked by spidey011 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago