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MZ/DDG search results show strange URL

DDG search term entered is, as an example, "asus strix gtx 750ti 4g kaufen" (problem happens with any search term). Paging down in the list of results, I get many hits t… (read more)

DDG search term entered is, as an example, "asus strix gtx 750ti 4g kaufen" (problem happens with any search term). Paging down in the list of results, I get many hits that a seemingly "routed" over a misused URL (which as the search term addended to it). Selecting such a result always brings up the same "strange" page with "pointers" to amazon. Leaving the page puts me automatically on the unwanted amazon page.

It is very annoying. Happens with more or less all search terms.

No virus, at least BitDefender full scan says so. I'm using private mode, HTTPS on and Ublock origin. Haven't changed my method of searching - this problem exist since a few weeks (MZ since v.86). Chrome and Opera work fine - they say either "503 error" or "page not found" ...

How can I fix this - maybe the uploaded image can help diagnose the problem?

Asked by give-me-a-chance 6 days ago

Firefox loads pages very slowly on a fresh Ubuntu installation

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but sudden… (read more)

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but suddenly Firefox started to take forever to load the pages. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and installed it again but the problem persists. I thought it was a problem with some extension (I only use AdBlocker and HttpsEverywhere) but restarting it in safe mode the problem persists. I also have to mention that the Ubuntu installation is recent. What could be the problem?. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.

Asked by sergioaguero 4 days ago

Clickfunnels funnel builder

I have been having trouble using the functions in Clickfunnels funnel builder. After spending about an hour on chat with a tech there I finally figured out that the prob… (read more)

I have been having trouble using the functions in Clickfunnels funnel builder. After spending about an hour on chat with a tech there I finally figured out that the problem did not occur with Chrome. Is there anything Firefox could do about this? I really don't like Chrome. Thanks, Steve

Asked by boltinghouse 4 days ago

Menubar and drop down menus are pink

macBook pro M1 13" OS11.2.2. When in Firefox browser (87.0) the menu bar and drop down menus are in pink as are portions of the page. How do I change the color? Hate pink… (read more)

macBook pro M1 13" OS11.2.2. When in Firefox browser (87.0) the menu bar and drop down menus are in pink as are portions of the page. How do I change the color? Hate pink.

Asked by ky1 3 days ago

Firefox crashes when I start it. Won't open at all

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Same problem. Crash ID: bp-536abca7-34b7-4b32-adfa-217ba0210414 Thank you. I am working on my desktop so I may not be able to … (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Same problem. Crash ID: bp-536abca7-34b7-4b32-adfa-217ba0210414 Thank you. I am working on my desktop so I may not be able to respond immediately if you have questions.

Asked by garshell 3 days ago

Problem with firefox with using embedded links and pictures showing up

My current PC Firefox Browser (ver 87.0 (64 bit and up to date) has the following problem. For example when I go to Yahoo.com and pick a news story, there is always a lin… (read more)

My current PC Firefox Browser (ver 87.0 (64 bit and up to date) has the following problem.

For example when I go to Yahoo.com and pick a news story, there is always a link.

I press link and nothing happens. All the pictures don't show up in link.

However, when I open a new Firefox Browser in a new tab or even in a Chrome browser it works.

What is the solution to fix this?

Thank you.

Asked by Alan123 3 days ago

Firefox freezing up

Firefox recently started freezing up on various websites. I thought the move to Rust was supposed to make Firefox more reliable, but in fact if one tab has problems with … (read more)

Firefox recently started freezing up on various websites. I thought the move to Rust was supposed to make Firefox more reliable, but in fact if one tab has problems with JavaScript, then the ENTIRE Firefox app freezes up.

Firefox 87, Windows 10.

Example triggering website for my machine:

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/no-kindle-needed-10-free-ebook-reader-apps-for-your-phone-or-tablet

Asked by mcandre 3 days ago

Mini Firefox icon on end of dock in macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Long story short... this is my first Mac (MacBook Pro 13-inch, M1, 2020). I noticed that there is a mini Firefox icon at the end of my dock before the "stack" downloads f… (read more)

Long story short... this is my first Mac (MacBook Pro 13-inch, M1, 2020). I noticed that there is a mini Firefox icon at the end of my dock before the "stack" downloads folder and trash icon. I was wondering if anyone else has the same issue. Restarting seems to help but comes back, removing Firefox from the dock also seems to help but once it's back in there it comes back after a while.

Asked by Jorge Hernandez 3 days ago

Pinned facebook tabs unpin and reload automatically on browser restart

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the fac… (read more)

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the facebook tabs unpin and automatically reload themselves. browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand is already set to true.

This is pretty annoying. How do I get rid of this?

Asked by Nikhil 2 days ago

trying to open my webcam

I have entered the website i wish to use and logged in all goes well until i try to open my webcam and go live. i have a webcam its always worked but its now saying to me… (read more)

I have entered the website i wish to use and logged in all goes well until i try to open my webcam and go live. i have a webcam its always worked but its now saying to me Chat server authentication failed please contact us. Im confused it always worked

Asked by manyoladoshi 1 day ago

Screen flashes to white when scrolling.

I have noticed a recently developing event in Firefox. When scrolling through some pages such as LinkedIn or Facebook, my screen will suddenly go completely white. It s… (read more)

I have noticed a recently developing event in Firefox. When scrolling through some pages such as LinkedIn or Facebook, my screen will suddenly go completely white. It seems to freeze for a second or two, then comes back. This has only been happening for about the past two or three weeks, so since about 1 April 2021 for time reference. My About Firefox shows I am running 87.0 (64-bit) and it is up to date. I completely uninstalled - including the deletion of the Mozilla folders per info on the web - then reinstalled. This did not correct the issue. I also run Chrome and do not experience this issue when using it.

Asked by stevenkimbell 1 day ago

Arrow keys don't repeat

Somewhat recently, when editing text in any text field in Firefox (87.0 64 bit), I noticed the arrow keys don't repeat when held down. Other keys do just fine, but the ar… (read more)

Somewhat recently, when editing text in any text field in Firefox (87.0 64 bit), I noticed the arrow keys don't repeat when held down. Other keys do just fine, but the arrow keys, when held down, move one position, there's a very slight delay, and it moves one more position and then stops; no auto-repeating. I've restarted Firefox without addons and that didn't help. I've also toggled the Auto-scrolling and smooth scrolling options too.

This makes editing long text fields a real pain. I don't see this problem in any PC-based apps and arrows keys do repeat OK in Chrome and Edge. It appears to be a Firefox issue.

Any ideas? Many thanks!!!!!

- Bob

Asked by drbobjr 1 day ago

Command line for Linux to detect http errors 404 500

Hello! I'm using firefox in tinycore linux to show chromeless some websites but sometimes the screens go white. As this is nothing that happends all the time just doing a… (read more)

Hello! I'm using firefox in tinycore linux to show chromeless some websites but sometimes the screens go white. As this is nothing that happends all the time just doing an F5 or refresh helps to restart the page and works fine. I need help to: Detect the white screen in firefox with a script in bash if possible.

I've searched for firefox command line but I can't find more deep command line to get this error and then execute a script to fix this.

The help from firefox -h I get is this

Usage: firefox [ options ... ] [URL]

      where options include:

X11 options

 --display=DISPLAY  X display to use
 --sync             Make X calls synchronous
 --g-fatal-warnings Make all warnings fatal

Firefox options

 -h or --help       Print this message.
 -v or --version    Print Firefox version.
 --full-version     Print Firefox version, build and platform build ids.
 -P <profile>       Start with <profile>.
 --profile <path>   Start with profile at <path>.
 --migration        Start with migration wizard.
 --ProfileManager   Start with ProfileManager.
 --no-remote        Do not accept or send remote commands; implies
                    --new-instance.
 --new-instance     Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
 --UILocale <locale> Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.
 --safe-mode        Disables extensions and themes for this session.
 --allow-downgrade  Allows downgrading a profile.
 --MOZ_LOG=<modules> Treated as MOZ_LOG=<modules> environment variable,
                    overrides it.
 --MOZ_LOG_FILE=<file> Treated as MOZ_LOG_FILE=<file> environment variable,
                    overrides it. If MOZ_LOG_FILE is not specified as an
                    argument or as an environment variable, logging will be
                    written to stdout.
 --headless         Run without a GUI.
 --ssb <uri>        Open a site specific browser for <uri>.
 --browser          Open a browser window.
 --new-window <url> Open <url> in a new window.
 --new-tab <url>    Open <url> in a new tab.
 --private-window <url> Open <url> in a new private window.
 --preferences      Open Preferences dialog.
 --screenshot [<path>] Save screenshot to <path> or in working directory.
 --window-size width[,height] Width and optionally height of screenshot.
 --search <term>    Search <term> with your default search engine.
 --setDefaultBrowser Set this app as the default browser.
 --first-startup    Run post-install actions before opening a new window.
 --kiosk Start the browser in kiosk mode.
 --jsconsole        Open the Browser Console.
 --jsdebugger [<path>] Open the Browser Toolbox. Defaults to the local build
                    but can be overridden by a firefox path.
 --wait-for-jsdebugger Spin event loop until JS debugger connects.
                    Enables debugging (some) application startup code paths.
                    Only has an effect when `--jsdebugger` is also supplied.
 --devtools         Open DevTools on initial load.
 --start-debugger-server [ws:][ <port> | <path> ] Start the devtools server on
                    a TCP port or Unix domain socket path. Defaults to TCP port
                    6000. Use WebSocket protocol if ws: prefix is specified.
 --recording <file> Record drawing for a given URL.
 --recording-output <file> Specify destination file for a drawing recording.

Asked by Fernando 9 hours ago

Firefox Design. Continously and automatically backing up Sessions to an additional file and folder of my choice

A problem I'm not sure Firefox has addressed or resolved in all the years I've been using Firefox - even after it changed its programming, and the way it saves session (o… (read more)

A problem I'm not sure Firefox has addressed or resolved in all the years I've been using Firefox - even after it changed its programming, and the way it saves session (or even bookmark) backups to the profile folder, is: whenever Firefox is forced to shut down after a computer software issue (like freezing, blue screen, extreme sluggishness, etc.), and we presume (with fingers crossed) that Firefox will open back up with all our tabs intact for the past 7 - 20 days, but instead opens with them all missing and forever gone - even after immediately and instinctively proceeding to the profile folder (before shutting down Firefox) to recover them using Mozilla's recovery steps to replace the "places.sqlite" file, I periodically find that every single one of the recovery files has been re-stamped with the same date and time (and missing data) as the new places.sqlite file.

So I hope and pray, that because this issue happens to thousands of Firefox users over time - no matter what Firefox version update their using (because it has happened in several versions for me), that a terrific way to prevent forcing users to find and use a great sessions manager addon that saves tabs (with all their history - that won't also crash or easily be written over), or forcing users to constantly worry and remind themselves to manually backup the required profile files daily, or having to remember minimally, to backup the profile files "before" opening Firefox after a crash, (which seldom happens), that Firefox offers its users the option to set Firefox up to continuously and automatically save a complete new (additional) set of backup files to a different folder of the user's choosing, with the extra option to save a "set" number of session backups, where Firefox can't access them upon opening. Imagine how much anguish, anger and self loathing Firefox will eliminate in the world with this one simple option.

Here's another wish-list item. If Firefox could present the list of open Firefox windows that appear at the top right of the screen whenever hovering the mouse over the Firefox icon in the taskbar, I wish for the popup list to permanently nudge down so it "never" covers up my open tabs in each of the open window's (which is how I know I determin which of the numerous windows to navigate). And of course the list should self adjust whenever I turn the "Menu Bar" on or off. Thank you, in advance, for considering these two important items toward the Firefox experience.

If you're wondering why I haven't moved on to the latest version. It's because I all too "often" encounter my valuable "business" addons no longer working, and the miserable task of trying to go back to the previous version, or trying to find new addons that work half as good. Sometimes all of my addons disappear. I also wish I could turn off Firefox's constant reminder, to upgrade since I've asked twice before, with no Mozilla reply. Thank you again.

Asked by cvmenn 7 hours ago

Access denied to a site I've used many time

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lanebryant.com/" on this server. Reference #18.cffa3b17.1618699359.ab8831c I don't know why it happened or … (read more)

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lanebryant.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.cffa3b17.1618699359.ab8831c

I don't know why it happened or what to do. I was on the site quite a few times in the past month with no trouble.

Asked by plopardo 2 hours ago

cytu.be streams' volume control breaking when adjusting OS settings

Debugging steps: Tried clearing the cache & reloading Tried disabling ell extensions+ running browser in Safe Mode. Tried several different streams: some str… (read more)

Debugging steps:

   Tried clearing the cache & reloading
   Tried disabling ell extensions+ running browser in Safe Mode.
   Tried several different streams: some streams w/ no customization might fix the problem, but it's not entirely clear to me which streams are "completely" customization-free.
   Tried different browser: Edge does not exhibit this issue

The Problem:

Been noticing this problem in Firefox at https://cytu.be over the last couple of months; this seems to be happening with any stream on the site, ; I don't remember exactly when I started noticing it. This is observed directly on the website, not any third-party site.

Messing with stuff outside of the web player seems to have a tendency to break the web player's volume control, resulting in its volume maxing out and desyncing from the video stream; it almost sounds at times like the audio stream is restarting from the beginning of whatever video is playing, while the video stream continues as normal. I've seen it happen mostly while using a wireless remote + Fliirc to control f.lux, but it can also happen while adjusting volume or screen brightness at the OS level, manipulating the web player's volume control too much, and also zooming in/out the webpage too much. Clearing the cache & reloading doesn't work, and neither does disabling all add-ons, or running Firefox in Safe Mode. The only solution I've found so far is to refresh the webpage.

Spoke with site's developer, who remarked that he had not heard of anyone else experiencing this bug, and suggested it must be a Firefox issue; something about how the browser interacts with the OS' audio subsystem is probably causing this bug.

Does not seem to happen in latest version of Edge, for some reason.

Running the latest build of Windows 10 64-Bit Windows 10 64-bit OS Build 19042.928 and Firefox 64-bit 87.0.

Asked by AndysSeveredHead 23 minutes ago

Media keys captured by Firefox

Hi, For a couple weeks now, whenever Firefox is open, I can't control other software with the keyboard media keys. I had fixed the problem before by setting the flag medi… (read more)

Hi, For a couple weeks now, whenever Firefox is open, I can't control other software with the keyboard media keys. I had fixed the problem before by setting the flag media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled to false, which worked for a while. But now it doesn't. I also tried setting dom.media.mediasession.enabled to false, and all 4 combinatios of the 2 flags. Firefox keeps capturing media keys. Tried disabling every addon shortcut too, as some other webpage recommended.

Note that it happens even if there's nothing in firefox, ie 1 tab on the "home" screen. Close Firefox and Spotify starts responding. Open Firefox and it stops working.

Using Firefox v87.0

Asked by gorigori95 3 days ago

Last reply by gorigori95 3 days ago

Paste issue

Since a few months, I have noticed a nasty issue with pasting on some websites. For example, when I try to paste text in the body with CTRL/CMD+V on the web interface of… (read more)

Since a few months, I have noticed a nasty issue with pasting on some websites.

For example, when I try to paste text in the body with CTRL/CMD+V on the web interface of my email provider (mailbox.org), the cursor is moved to the end of the message but no text is copied. Right-click > paste does work, and no issue for the recipient and subject fields. The issue is only when writing emails in HTML; plain text works fine. Another example, when editing a protocol on protocols.io, hitting CTRL/CMD+V leads to a blank page, which needs to be refreshed (but the text has not been pasted). There is no option to do it via right-click > paste there. Same issue when submitting a manuscript on PCI Paleontology.

All these examples are specific to Firefox (I have the latest version installed); it is reproducible both on macOS 10.15 and Win10. It doesn't seem to be due to add-ons (I tried to deactivate them one by one and nothing changed). There is no problem with Chrome-based browsers (e.g. Iridium) or Safari.

Is it maybe some configuration or something? Any idea?

Asked by i 1 week ago

Last reply by i 1 day ago