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Something is changing my default PDF viewer to Libra open office where I have it always on fireFox pdf viewer. If I set it one time. The wps gets to open up in Task mgr … (read more)

Something is changing my default PDF viewer to Libra open office where I have it always on fireFox pdf viewer.

If I set it one time. The wps gets to open up in Task mgr and always is there to take over PDF's.

WHY and how can some security setting let this happen. ?

Going to program defaults-- does not even show FoxIT Reader but shows the WPS Libre office. and its defaults are greyed out that can't be changed so it doing this on its own also. WPS libre office defaults are greyed out and can't be changed. So their setting override ??? OMG>

Asked by ThaiED 1 month ago

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A web page is slowing down your browser

Long time user of Firefox (and Thunderbird) - in last few days started getting the yellow bar warning about a web page slowing down your browser with the options to wait … (read more)

Long time user of Firefox (and Thunderbird) - in last few days started getting the yellow bar warning about a web page slowing down your browser with the options to wait or... some pages I can click on wait and it will continue soon after, other times Firefox freezes and can only be stopped through task manager.

This happens on sites such as Google Maps, my financial institutions websites, etc. I've tried safe mode, refresh, disable all extensions, disable hardware acceleration, etc - nothing works..

I'm on an Spectre X360 laptop with 16 GB Ram, 512GB SSD drive, UHD display. Running Avast anti-virus. On 5Ghz wireless to 150Mpbs internet connection.

I installed Chrome to compare, not a single problem with speed and no yellow bar messages.

In past, I've had no problems with speed - even with multiple tabs open.

What happened? This just started out of the blue, at first I thought it was our ISP until I tried Chrome.

As I tried to enter my plugins below, I opened the add-ons manager and when I went back to the tab to enter them got the same yellow bar A web page... error! ON THIS PAGE!

Asked by SeaG 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Why do I get the message "Please ensure your Adobe Flash player is up to date..."

Windows 10 Fire Fox 59.0.2 Adobe Flash 29.0.0.140 I got the above message, went to Adobe.com and downloaded the latest version. Did not work. Unistalled and reinstalled F… (read more)

Windows 10

Fire Fox 59.0.2

Adobe Flash 29.0.0.140

I got the above message, went to Adobe.com and downloaded the latest version. Did not work. Unistalled and reinstalled Flash and still did not work.

Flash Player Help site verifies above versions for Fire Fox and Adobe Flash.

It does work in IE.

Asked by Wil 2 years ago

Last reply by TTWB 1 year ago

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Adobe flash player (in Windows 10) not recognised by Firefox

I have Adobe Flash Player on my computer. It is an automatic add-on in windows 10 and I have no problem if I'm using edge or chrome. However any time I want to play a vi… (read more)

I have Adobe Flash Player on my computer. It is an automatic add-on in windows 10 and I have no problem if I'm using edge or chrome. However any time I want to play a video or stream on firefox it wants me to download Adobe Flash. Since I would prefer to use firefox this is a problem. What's the issue and how do I fix it? I should not need to download the program.

Asked by Disclockdisey 2 years ago

Last reply by TTWB 1 year ago

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i want a google search bar on the page NOT the tool bar

I reinstalled firefox. Formerly, new tabs opened with a google search bar on the page. It was blank. Now I can only create a search bar on the tool bar. A new tab opens w… (read more)

I reinstalled firefox. Formerly, new tabs opened with a google search bar on the page. It was blank. Now I can only create a search bar on the tool bar. A new tab opens with my previous search in the bar, which has to be deleted.

Asked by amadeus6 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Mixed content unblocking not available on NatGeo videos: why?

Trying to watch https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/180423-tahquamenon-falls-night-sky-milky-way-time-lapse-travel-vin-spd?source=relatedvideo --- the video i… (read more)

Trying to watch https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/180423-tahquamenon-falls-night-sky-milky-way-time-lapse-travel-vin-spd?source=relatedvideo --- the video is blocked (black) because (I supposed) is part of the mixed content thing, but there is no option "disable protection"...

Asked by r_mano 2 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 2 years ago

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Cannot click/select some password fields in firefox on Ubuntu

Hello I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox Quantum 59.0.2 64-bit. On some websites, I am unable to select the password field either using tab or a mouse click to… (read more)

Hello

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox Quantum 59.0.2 64-bit. On some websites, I am unable to select the password field either using tab or a mouse click to be able to enter a password. This leaves me unable to login. However, this doesnt seem to happen on all password fields.

For example on https://reddit.com I can enter username and password on the field on the right. However, if I click on Login hyperlink on 'Want to join? Log in or sign up in seconds.', I get a popup which I am unable to click the password field on.

I have also seen this problem on https://abnzb.com

I have tried to run in safe-mode but the problem persists.

My addons are Gnome shell integration, Enhanced Steam, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock origin.

Also, to add to this. When I right click on the password text fields, I do not get a menu popup. I am not sure if this is related or not.

Asked by mattxo 2 years ago

Answered by mattxo 2 years ago

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Making a new tab and then writing something in the address bar, then switching to another tab and back selects the whole text. How to change the behaviour?

As I am trying to use a search (from address bar), I sometimes type the keywords/a phrase in parts - so I have to switch between different tabs. But currently every time … (read more)

As I am trying to use a search (from address bar), I sometimes type the keywords/a phrase in parts - so I have to switch between different tabs. But currently every time I switch back to the new tab, it selects the whole text.

Asked by vedur 1 year ago

Last reply by vedur 1 year ago

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ik wil een nederlandstalige firefox geen engels

I installed Firefox on one machine and itwas in dutch language. the installation on a second machine is in English and it won't change to dutch. What can I do ??? … (read more)

I installed Firefox on one machine and itwas in dutch language. the installation on a second machine is in English and it won't change to dutch. What can I do ???

Asked by dieten 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Letzte Sitzung wiederherstellen funktioniert trotz Info-Tool nicht.

Liebes Mozilla-Team, ich schreibe auf Deutsch, da Muttersprache. In case of misunderstanding please contact me. Bis vor wenigen Monaten erschien automatisch bei Firefox-S… (read more)

Liebes Mozilla-Team, ich schreibe auf Deutsch, da Muttersprache. In case of misunderstanding please contact me. Bis vor wenigen Monaten erschien automatisch bei Firefox-Start der Hinweis "letzte Sitzung wiederherstellen" mit allen zuletzt geöffneten Seiten. Das hab ich nun nicht mehr. Das Help-Tool ist leider unzureichend. Erstens scheint dieser Button https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/sitzungswiederherstellung#w_wenn-sie-azvorherige-sitzung-wiederherstellenay-aus-dem-firefox-menak-wachlen in meiner Menüleiste nicht auf. Zudem habe ich bereits in meinen Einstellungen schrittweise nach Hilfetool alles korrekt vorgenommen. Hat es etwas mit anderen Einstellungen zu tun? Wo ich versehentlich etwas angehakt habe und es deshalb die Wiederherstellung sperrt? Bitte um Hilfe. DANKE.

Asked by kathi007 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Installed languages do not show up in right-click menu for spell checking

Installed these via the "Languages --> Add dictionaries..." menu entry in the context menu but, as I said, they are not being listed for selection. The *do* show up in… (read more)

Installed these via the "Languages --> Add dictionaries..." menu entry in the context menu but, as I said, they are not being listed for selection. The *do* show up in the "Languages" section of the add-ons manager.

Asked by denatured 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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I just closed a restore session tab by mistake. Is there any way to get my session restored? Thank you.

When I turned on my computer this morning the "Restore Previous Session" tab came up as usual. By mistake I closed the "Restore Session Tab" rather than opening it. Is t… (read more)

When I turned on my computer this morning the "Restore Previous Session" tab came up as usual.

By mistake I closed the "Restore Session Tab" rather than opening it.
Is there any other way to restore my previous session?

Asked by drand 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I get error messages on the Quora.com website,along with constant sign-in prompts.

Hello: I am getting error messages when I use the Quora website,along with constant sign in requests when changing pages within the website. The most common is a banner "… (read more)

Hello: I am getting error messages when I use the Quora website,along with constant sign in requests when changing pages within the website. The most common is a banner "something went wrong" message. I have tried shutting down addons one by one,and clearing my cache and cookies. Quora operates normally when I use my Chrome browser. Any suggestions would be appreciated,thanks!

Asked by Newbeak 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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On the Asus site I can't see the lists of drivers with FF 59.0.2

I have gone to the Asus Canada site and Asus US site. On selecting a motherboard and choosing my OS I can't see the list of drivers. I'm running FireFox 59.0.2 on Windo… (read more)

I have gone to the Asus Canada site and Asus US site. On selecting a motherboard and choosing my OS I can't see the list of drivers. I'm running FireFox 59.0.2 on Window 10 64 bit version 1709. I have disabled and uninstalled all addons and extensions to no avail.

I have also uninstalled Firefox, rebooted and reinstalled it with no change,

Asked by Quantos 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Is this "critical update" JUST about security or does it make half of the add-ons useless again?

Each time I update firefox, it seems useful add-ons like adblockers etc suddently are no longer compatible. No warning, no "undo" option - just "this doesn't work anymore… (read more)

Each time I update firefox, it seems useful add-ons like adblockers etc suddently are no longer compatible. No warning, no "undo" option - just "this doesn't work anymore".

There doesn't seem to be any way of working out how much damage each update causes - can you not give SOME guidance to help us work out whether we need to download - and for example if we need to export out password list with an add-on before you make sure it will never work again.

Just think the odd "Update Info" with a little blurb about what is involved and what is likely to stop working would be very helpful. As it is, it seems that if you need to use add-ons, people are increasingly suggesting Chrome.

Pity, I have been with FF for years - but it does seem other browsers don't seem to have the same amount of issues with add-ons suddenly failing after an update.

Asked by guymark 1 year ago

Answered by user633449 1 year ago

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Firefox can't play audio on this page

Refer to this page: https://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-can/ It is a Chinese page for searching for pronunciation. However, I am unable to playback any audio on t… (read more)

Refer to this page: https://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-can/

It is a Chinese page for searching for pronunciation. However, I am unable to playback any audio on the page.


Steps to reproduce:

1. On the left input field below "輸入漢字,查取粵音", enter a word such as "簞"

2. The page updates, with word information on the right. Click on the speaker icon on the right. (2nd column, 2nd row of the table)

3. No audio is produced.


When I used Google Chrome, the page played audio without issue.

Asked by jk192564 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't see any video on facebook, It shows only weird colours!

Hi, As you see In the picture, this what I see most of times when I play any video or even A gif picture on facebook 85% shows like that, and only 15% works normally.. Bu… (read more)

Hi, As you see In the picture, this what I see most of times when I play any video or even A gif picture on facebook 85% shows like that, and only 15% works normally.. But on Youtube, Almost all videos work 98% without problems!!, this problem shows more on Facebook.. I have the latest version of my video card *Nvidia GT610 2G * And also Firefox Quantum.. And also the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.. *Windows 10, 8G Ram, Processor Intel Core I5 3470T* Although when I play any video from any other Browser, It works so normally without any problems at all!, but I love Firefox the most, I used to open from this great browser, I'm suffering from this problem for almost a year! please, I need a solution to this problem, HELP ME!

Asked by DM_22 2 years ago

Answered by Happy112 2 years ago

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unknown Bookmark location

I inadvertently moved a folder to an unknown location within Firefox bookmarks. I am able to confirm that the link is still there by doing a search. I cannot figure out h… (read more)

I inadvertently moved a folder to an unknown location within Firefox bookmarks. I am able to confirm that the link is still there by doing a search. I cannot figure out how to find out which folder the link is now.

Asked by akn2577 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago