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Firefox 72.0.1 attempts to download a file when I type an address in the search bar

When I type in an address in the search bar Firefox intermittently serves up a blank page and attempts to download the page as a file. This only seems to happen when I om… (read more)

When I type in an address in the search bar Firefox intermittently serves up a blank page and attempts to download the page as a file. This only seems to happen when I omit typing in www. in an address and doesn't seem to happen when the address is in my recent history and Firefox autocompletes it.

My internet connection is fine and this is not happening in other browsers.

Asked by e.brownjohn 4 months ago

Last reply by crankygoat 4 months ago

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firefox won't start after update unless I delete doh-rollout@mozilla.org.xpi, why

for the last 2-3 updates everytime I go to start firefox I get a busy cursor and firefox won't open. When I check task manager firefox process is listed but I can not end… (read more)

for the last 2-3 updates everytime I go to start firefox I get a busy cursor and firefox won't open. When I check task manager firefox process is listed but I can not end it. Als a consent ui process appears for a split second, then vanishes, then reappears and vanishes in an infininte cycle untill I log out of windows to force it to close.

I browsed to mozilla install location and deleted the only .xpi I didn't recognise a doh-rollout@mozilla.org.xpi and thankfully I can launch firefox again. As this problem seems to come back every update I'm hoping someone has an explaination and fix.

Asked by SPR 4 months ago

Answered by crankygoat 4 months ago

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Clicking link in Gmail doesn't open in new tab or window.

Because i didn't find any thread that adresses this exact issue, I wanted to say that I found a solution. If you want to open links in Gmail (with a normal, left click) i… (read more)

Because i didn't find any thread that adresses this exact issue, I wanted to say that I found a solution. If you want to open links in Gmail (with a normal, left click) in a new window, you type about:config in the search bar, accept, then search browser.link.open_newwindow and set the value to 2. This will open clicked Gmail links in new window. If you want to open links in Gmail (with a normal, left click) in a new tab, you type about:config in the search bar, accept, then search browser.link.open_newwindow and set the value to 3. This will open clicked Gmail links in new tab. Hope this helps.

Asked by Miha 4 months ago

Answered by Miha 4 months ago

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Firefox wont show fullscreen youtube videos on an external display unless opened in safe mode, even with a fresh install and no addons

After updating to version 72.0.1 I am no longer able to watch fullscreen youtube videos through an external device unless firefox is booted in safe mode. I have tried rem… (read more)

After updating to version 72.0.1 I am no longer able to watch fullscreen youtube videos through an external device unless firefox is booted in safe mode. I have tried removing all of my addons and even uninstalling and reinstalling a fresh copy of firefox and the issue persists.

Asked by crdickson2000 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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One-click search panel (multiple icons of search engines) disappeared from address bar.

I normally use multiple search engines by using the dropout panel with search engine icons (I think they're called one-click) on just one address bar (The red label on th… (read more)

I normally use multiple search engines by using the dropout panel with search engine icons (I think they're called one-click) on just one address bar (The red label on the image), but since last update they no longer appear on just one address bar (the blue label). I have attempted to enable the search bar, and there it seems to work so maybe its somehow hidden from the design... Is this a bug? I have browser.search.showOneOffButtons and browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches set on TRUE, and use no particular theme. Searching if someone had the same question I came with complaints asking for the panel to be removed so I wonder if its a design interface decision. Thank you in advance for your time.

Asked by 001 4 months ago

Answered by 001 4 months ago

When using Firefox for Mac, the menu buttons at the top of the desktop are gone

Just today when using Firefox for Mac the usual top of desktop menu items such as "File," Edit," "View" etc. are gone. The only one remaining is the "Firefox" one, which … (read more)

Just today when using Firefox for Mac the usual top of desktop menu items such as "File," Edit," "View" etc. are gone. The only one remaining is the "Firefox" one, which has Preferences, etc. So I know that the app is the currently selected one. Other apps all show their menus as normal, so it can't be an overarching OS issue.

Asked by documental 4 months ago

Last reply by documental 4 months ago

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Visibile area of browser only in top left corner of the window after update today to 72.0.1

After I clicked to restart and apply update to 72.0.1, when browser opened, the visible are is small and reduced to the top left corner of the window. I have no idea wh… (read more)

After I clicked to restart and apply update to 72.0.1, when browser opened, the visible are is small and reduced to the top left corner of the window. I have no idea what caused this nor how to fix it. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by OzzyLaird 4 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

Miracast wireless display bug while playing full screen Youtube videos in Firefox.

When in Miracast wireless display mode and while playing YouTube videos in full screen mode, some of the videos are choppy or jerky. I tried two different adapters from t… (read more)

When in Miracast wireless display mode and while playing YouTube videos in full screen mode, some of the videos are choppy or jerky. I tried two different adapters from two different companies and the problem still exist. I tried a MS Edge browser and the problem disappears.

The problem has some thing to do with the drop down toolbar on top of the screen. When the tool bar is pinned, the problem does not occur. When the tool bar is unpinned, the problem returns.

Again this only happens when playing YouTube videos in full screen mode and when the tool bar is unpinned.

Any help with this issue is appreciated.

Asked by jorb 4 months ago

Last reply by jorb 4 months ago

UK Gov certificate reported in Firefox but page works in other browsers

Hi I LOVE Firefox but recently it has put a "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" block on a UK government based web site for Birth, Marriages and Deaths - https://www… (read more)

Hi I LOVE Firefox but recently it has put a "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" block on a UK government based web site for Birth, Marriages and Deaths - https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp. This link works in other browsers. Please advise. Thanks.

Asked by n.fern 4 months ago

Last reply by crankygoat 4 months ago

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Videos not playing

I'll start with the fact that I am using a brand new laptop. Open Youtube, click play, the ads will play just fine but when it comes to the actual video, all I get is the… (read more)

I'll start with the fact that I am using a brand new laptop. Open Youtube, click play, the ads will play just fine but when it comes to the actual video, all I get is the loading circle going round and round, if that.

Videos work in safe mode and on Chrome. Tried disabling add-ons (of which was Shockwave, Open H264 VideoCodec and Widevine Decryption Module), no change. Have reinstalled Flash, restarted multiple times, refreshed Firefox, all to no avail. I'm at my wits end as to why this is happening, especially when ads are playing just fine (typical).

I also seem to be having trouble with videos on Facebook

Asked by back.in.onyx 4 months ago

Answered by back.in.onyx 4 months ago

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Website chat boxes fail to load after Firefox 72.0.1 update.

After updating to Firefox 72.0.1, website chat boxes fail to load on blogspot.com. I've tried everything I can think of to solve problem, but nothing works. Any ideas? … (read more)

After updating to Firefox 72.0.1, website chat boxes fail to load on blogspot.com. I've tried everything I can think of to solve problem, but nothing works. Any ideas?

Asked by gerparker52 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

Bookmarks toolbar disappeared this morning (I believe since updating to v72).

I opened up firefox this morning to see the new tab page...empty? I soon realize the bookmarks toolbar has DISAPPEARED completely. My firefox got update to v72 last night… (read more)

I opened up firefox this morning to see the new tab page...empty? I soon realize the bookmarks toolbar has DISAPPEARED completely. My firefox got update to v72 last night so I think that may have something to do with it.

The list of what I've tried:

-Make sure it's there by going "restore defaults" in the customization tab.

-Making sure it's turned on (as you can see in the attached picture).

-Restarting firefox in safe mode.

-Restarting firefox with a new profile.

-Even restarting my computer just in case it has something to do with it.

Asked by tadic.stefan98 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Multiple instances of Firefox open since Update.

Firefox Updated on Jan 9th. My mouse started flickering and trying to select everything (without touching buttons). Had serious issues as a result. Now when I start Firef… (read more)

Firefox Updated on Jan 9th. My mouse started flickering and trying to select everything (without touching buttons). Had serious issues as a result. Now when I start Firefox (by clicking on Desktop Icon), MANY Windows open up with One Tab Per Window.

Asked by chris.mowat 4 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 4 months ago

How can I make Firefox show found search terms more clearly?

When I search for something, I sometimes can't see an instance of that search term, although Firestorm acts as if it's showing it. (How) can I make Firefox show the match… (read more)

When I search for something, I sometimes can't see an instance of that search term, although Firestorm acts as if it's showing it. (How) can I make Firefox show the matches it finds more clearly?

Asked by MrVulcan 4 months ago

Last reply by crankygoat 4 months ago

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javascript not working on facebook and tvguide webs after update

I Updated to 72.0.1 this morning and when I go to the TVguide and facebook pages both report that javasript needs to be enabled. I checked about:config and it is enabled … (read more)

I Updated to 72.0.1 this morning and when I go to the TVguide and facebook pages both report that javasript needs to be enabled. I checked about:config and it is enabled there. I have the identical problem and my homebrew desktop PC and a HP laptop. Win 10 pro and norton 360 on both.

Asked by doug.a.johnson 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Mozilla Crash Reporter has been appearing intermittently and now cannot open Firefox at all

Initially the Crash Reporter window would open occasionally, but clicking on ‘Try Again’ opened the programme. Now it will not open at all. I’ve completely unistalled the… (read more)

Initially the Crash Reporter window would open occasionally, but clicking on ‘Try Again’ opened the programme. Now it will not open at all. I’ve completely unistalled the programme and installed the very latest version, but to no avail.

My crash ID isbp-cf98f93e-6ab7-4a52-bdf3-f0b940200110

Asked by MikeP. 4 months ago

Answered by MikeP. 4 months ago