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How to remember my search engine setting when I restart my browser?

Hi, I use Firefox and Google as my default search engine on Windows 8.1 Each das when I start my browser the search engine in it is Yahoo; however when I go into the set… (read more)

Hi, I use Firefox and Google as my default search engine on Windows 8.1 Each das when I start my browser the search engine in it is Yahoo; however when I go into the settings Google is my deafault which I like to use. When I start in safe mode I am back on google however it is frustrating that I have to restart my browser each day. Could anyone advise please what options would I have to have Google remaining? Many thanks!

Asked by georg.wanek 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Problem with Firefox v82.0 64bit and LastPass

After Firefox v82.0 installed itself it screwed up my LastPass. When I click on the LastPass icon it begins flickering up and down so fast that I can't see exactly where… (read more)

After Firefox v82.0 installed itself it screwed up my LastPass. When I click on the LastPass icon it begins flickering up and down so fast that I can't see exactly where to click to continue with LastPass. I may have to click 10-20 times before I randomly hit the right place. LastPass apparently interprets each missed click as a log on attempt and has now locked me out of my account.

I don't have this problem with other browsers like Edge, but its too late for me now.

Asked by bruce.cyr 4 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 months ago

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Weird problem: 'Search in page' (CTRL+F) orks fine on most pages but is not working on one particular page

The page search facility (Ctrl+F) works fine for most pages, but doesn't work on one particular page. The page in question happens to be my home page and is one that I cr… (read more)

The page search facility (Ctrl+F) works fine for most pages, but doesn't work on one particular page.

The page in question happens to be my home page and is one that I created via Macromedia Dreamweaver. It is my web portal containing numerous links (to all the sites I usually access).

I press Ctrl+F and the search box appears at bottom of screen, as usual. I enter a word in the search box, click the up and down arrows, but it doesn't find any matches, even though that word definitely exists on the page (multiple times). (The Highlight All, Match Case, Whole Words options are not selected). If I enable "Highlight All", nothing is highlighted.

This problem has surfaced in the last month or so. I suspect it may have crept in with a recent Firefox update, as this wasn't a problem in the past. My setup: Desktop PC, Win 10 (64bit), Firefox is 82.0 (64-bit) -the current version, and I'm using the Default Theme.

PS: I opened the same page with Microsoft Edge and the Page Search works fine there. .... but Firefox is my preferred browser, so I need to get to the bottom of this problem.

Any suggestions on how I can resolve this weird problem?

Asked by micdal22 4 months ago

Answered by micdal22 3 months ago

Firefox Browser Now Unusable Due to Memory Leak

I don't even know how to ask the question. If I open more than 5-6 tabs, the browser slows to a crawl and task manager says Firefox is using 90% of all available RAM. T… (read more)

I don't even know how to ask the question. If I open more than 5-6 tabs, the browser slows to a crawl and task manager says Firefox is using 90% of all available RAM. This morning I had about 12-13 tabs open which is not unusual for me. From what I've read on the support site, Mozilla doesn't seem to have any answers. I would love to not have to use browsers from MSFT or GOOG but I guess it's time to start looking around. I simply cannot function for even one day without a browser. Too bad.

Asked by Mark 4 months ago

Last reply by cv.lim 4 months ago

A URL which previously worked, now goes to a 404 error. I've tried three browsers and get the same results.

I have a weather page (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KIDPLACE7) that has worked for years but it suddenly stopped working a couple of weeks ago. When I enter… (read more)

I have a weather page (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KIDPLACE7) that has worked for years but it suddenly stopped working a couple of weeks ago. When I enter the URL, the correct page flashes on the screen for 2-3 seconds and then goes to a 404 error. I've tried Firefox, Chrome and IE. They all do the same thing. My buddy, who lives a couple of blocks away, says it works fine at his house. Another friend in another town can also load the page. It's just not working on my computer despite my taking all the steps suggested to resolve the problem

I have also noticed recently that a lot of URLs fail the first time saying that my computer can't make a secure connection but I just refresh the page and it connects every time. Not so with my weather page.

Asked by RedMist 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

What's wrong with the search bar? Why is it changed?

I used to type (for example) amazon into the address bar and it would go right to amazon.com. Now it goes to a search page where I can click on amazon.com. Why add this e… (read more)

I used to type (for example) amazon into the address bar and it would go right to amazon.com. Now it goes to a search page where I can click on amazon.com. Why add this extra step? This is so annoying!!!

Asked by garfld 4 months ago

Last reply by garfld 4 months ago

"This page isn't redirecting properly"

I have added Firefox to my firewall settings but am still getting the attached message all of a sudden when trying to access a website link through a Facebook post. Just … (read more)

I have added Firefox to my firewall settings but am still getting the attached message all of a sudden when trying to access a website link through a Facebook post. Just started yesterday.

Asked by Windroselyrics 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Why is page loading so slow recently?

Did a Windows update or Firefox update cause page loading to get really slow recently? Chrome seems to have same problem. I am using latest Firefox 82.0 and latest 2004… (read more)

Did a Windows update or Firefox update cause page loading to get really slow recently? Chrome seems to have same problem. I am using latest Firefox 82.0 and latest 2004 Windows 10, Norton Security Suite, & Roboform. Any idea what changed in last couple days?

Asked by Howard Steeley 4 months ago

Answered by Howard Steeley 4 months ago

Recovering bookmarks

On my Mac, I deleted Firefox and all of its orphan files using AppDelete, then reinstalled Firefox. Is there any way to recover my bookmarks? I still have some Firefox fo… (read more)

On my Mac, I deleted Firefox and all of its orphan files using AppDelete, then reinstalled Firefox.

Is there any way to recover my bookmarks? I still have some Firefox folders in my Trash folder as shown in the attachment.

I'll appreciate your help.

Harvey

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Asked by Harvey Rawn 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

Mozilla Firefox hangs while opening new tabs

Hello, last 2 week Mozilla Firefox hangs while opening new tabs How i can resolve this issue ? I try to create new profile, reset Firefox without any success … (read more)

Hello, last 2 week Mozilla Firefox hangs while opening new tabs

How i can resolve this issue ? I try to create new profile, reset Firefox without any success

Asked by igor.pyatnov 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Open .mht-file in Firefox

I have a mht-file and shall open it in Firefox. Chip Magazin promts me to Firefox Mozilla Archive Erweiterung. I can't find that thing. So what to do? (I use Firefox 82.0… (read more)

I have a mht-file and shall open it in Firefox. Chip Magazin promts me to Firefox Mozilla Archive Erweiterung. I can't find that thing. So what to do? (I use Firefox 82.0 (64bit).

Asked by dieter36 4 months ago

Answered by GerardoPcp04 4 months ago

Randomly logged out of websites all of a sudden

Hello, I'm not sure when it started, maybe a week ago. When I open firefox, I'm logged out of "most" of my accounts sometimes. I'll log back in and it will last a few br… (read more)

Hello,

I'm not sure when it started, maybe a week ago. When I open firefox, I'm logged out of "most" of my accounts sometimes. I'll log back in and it will last a few browser closing and reopenings. Some websites seem to log out quicker, or it's possibly just random.

I've been using Firefox for a very long time and I've never had an issue like this. It's frustrating because I have to go through 2-factor each time a website logs me out. And so far, it hasn't happened to Discord in browser. It affects Gmail, Hotmail, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit.

I did not change any settings recently until after it started happening (I set "Enhanced Tracking Protection" to standard thinking it would help but it hasn't).

Thank you.

Asked by alphadeus 4 months ago

Last reply by Il_Bolognese 4 months ago

Access denied to needed site.

Not able to access specific site. Getting banner along top of page that reads "A web page is slowing down your browser. What would you like to do? Options given are 1. S… (read more)

Not able to access specific site. Getting banner along top of page that reads "A web page is slowing down your browser. What would you like to do? Options given are 1. Stop it. 2. Wait. plus there is an x at the end of the script. selecting either option or using the x does not resolve access. The banner disappears but comes back in 5 seconds of so. the tech support at the site I am trying to access suggests a different browser which, from my experience is a pretty lazy piece of advice.

The "banner" can not be copied. I have disabled addons.

Asked by wjbill49 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Firefox not opening windows in new tabs

The updated version 82.0 automatically installed on 10/21/20. Now, when I'm browsing and click on a link, the window does NOT open in a new tab. I've checked setting/opti… (read more)

The updated version 82.0 automatically installed on 10/21/20. Now, when I'm browsing and click on a link, the window does NOT open in a new tab. I've checked setting/options and "open windows in new tab" is checked. Did not have this issue prior to the update. Help.

Asked by dawn.l 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

search engine changed to yahoo and defalut is google

I have been using firefox for a few years now and am pleased with it. Just recently the search engine, google, was changed to yahoo and i do not want to use yahoo. I pr… (read more)

I have been using firefox for a few years now and am pleased with it. Just recently the search engine, google, was changed to yahoo and i do not want to use yahoo. I prefer google. This change was none of my doing; one day the search engine is yahoo. I have reloaded firefox, checked the settings on the computer and on firefox and i cannot make the change back to google.

I read something about an add-on and it was not clear as to what to do.

Any suggests?

Regards, Charlie

Asked by cparis132 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

firefox will not present web pages

Firefox will not display some web pages. I have found two so far. https://webapp.simplisafe.com/ https://www.redrivercatalog.com/empty-rr-boxes.html Dave … (read more)

Firefox will not display some web pages.

I have found two so far.

https://webapp.simplisafe.com/

https://www.redrivercatalog.com/empty-rr-boxes.html

Dave

Asked by david365 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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E-mail downloads automatically whether it a file or another URL in the e-mail

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone… (read more)

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone to Options-General and have checked "ask me" not download. Really could use help on this. Thanks Jon

Asked by jonl881105 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago