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Google is changing the default search engine

I had Duck Duck Go set as the default search engine. Recently every time I turn on the computer Google is the default search engine. The OS is Ubuntu 20.04.3. I unchecked… (read more)

I had Duck Duck Go set as the default search engine. Recently every time I turn on the computer Google is the default search engine. The OS is Ubuntu 20.04.3. I unchecked Google as a search engine. Do I need to delete any files that say Meta or take some other action? Thanks for your help.

Asked by raquelweir 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox get error when loginning into Godaddy Microsoft 365 account

I just downloaded and installed latest Firebox browser on Windows 10 64bit Pro system. I use to be able to log into my Godaddy Microsoft 365 account. Now I get the foll… (read more)

I just downloaded and installed latest Firebox browser on Windows 10 64bit Pro system. I use to be able to log into my Godaddy Microsoft 365 account. Now I get the following:

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Your browser is a bit unusual...

Try disabling ad blockers and other extensions, enabling javascript, or using a different web browser.

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I turned off blocking, popup adds and still gets same error (I stopped Firefox and restart and same issue).

Please help. Fred Kuhlman

Asked by dagget2 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New Login Issue using Firefox only

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had t… (read more)

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had the issue before on Firefox. I am able to login using other browsers. Altra has indicated to me an update glitch involving Firefox browser. Any help?

Asked by martingaul3378 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Separation of the address bar and search bar

You have very practical option for the address bar to separate it for the search bar. See the attached screen shot. We have many local url addresses to the local web ser… (read more)

You have very practical option for the address bar to separate it for the search bar. See the attached screen shot.

We have many local url addresses to the local web server, which the Firefox does not recognize as URL addresses and redirects to the search engine.

So I said in the option, that for the search purposes a separate bar should be used. But the address bar still redirects to the search engine although I said that that the address bar should be used only for the navigation.

Please make the address bar working for the navigation only if the option "Add search bar in toolbar" is selected. Otherwise there is no sense in the separate search bar.

Asked by oleg.schildt 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Edit a word in the name field of the bookmark library

I open "Manage Bookmarks." I open "Library." In "Search Bookmarks," I enter what I'm searching for, assume NY Times.' All the Times links are displayed. I see in the "Nam… (read more)

I open "Manage Bookmarks." I open "Library." In "Search Bookmarks," I enter what I'm searching for, assume NY Times.' All the Times links are displayed. I see in the "Name" field at the bottom that I misspelled a word in a displayed link; e.g., "Pul" instead of "Paul." I go to the "Name" field, add the missing "a", then click on an adjoining link. The edit does not take place - like it used to.

How do I edit the "Name" field in the library?

(NB: Firefox 96.0.2)

Asked by amurray3217 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Even if I register a Google domain as an exception, Google login information will be deleted

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings. After that, register the Google domain as an exception wit… (read more)

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings.

After that, register the Google domain as an exception with "Manage Exceptions".

When I restart Firefox after logging in to Google once, the Google registration information disappears even though I registered the exception, and I have to log in again.

However, there are some sites where my login information will not disappear if I register as an exception.

How can I prevent my Google login information from disappearing even if I restart with the above settings?

Thank you.

Asked by lsdoll02 2 years ago

Answered by lsdoll02 2 years ago

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Firefox and FaceBook

When I open Facebook with Firefox all of the images in the FB session are blank, and they will not open in the usual manner. Also only about 1/4 of the FB session is disp… (read more)

When I open Facebook with Firefox all of the images in the FB session are blank, and they will not open in the usual manner. Also only about 1/4 of the FB session is displayed.

When I use Edge I have no problems at all, so I have to assume that it is FF and not my computer that is at fault.
Please advise.
Bob Burns

Asked by choppbobby 2 years ago

Last reply by choppbobby 2 years ago

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Multiple language spellcheck

Hello! I am multilingual and write in multiple different languages, and the red markings from spellcheck underneath non-English sentences get annoying when they are so f… (read more)

Hello!

I am multilingual and write in multiple different languages, and the red markings from spellcheck underneath non-English sentences get annoying when they are so frequent. I understand that I can install multiple dictionaries, but that does not allow me to use more than one language's spellcheck at a time.

Is it possible to activate 2+ language dictionaries in Firefox?

Thanks for the help, Sylvan

Asked by Sylvan 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Latest Update

I updated to the latest version yesterday and now my Bookmarks ,History and a few other things have gone into Dark Mode. I really don't care for it and have tried looking… (read more)

I updated to the latest version yesterday and now my Bookmarks ,History and a few other things have gone into Dark Mode. I really don't care for it and have tried looking into my settings but I see nothing that I can do to go back to the normal white. I am using Windows 11 on an HP All In One Desktop computer. Is there anything I can do to revert back to the way it was? Thanks for any reply.

Asked by CarolinaGirl57 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Insecure password warning in Firefox

I have had it with Firefox playing cop. I really have. I have a site that I visit frequently but these past two updates have now broken my ability to sign into the site a… (read more)

I have had it with Firefox playing cop. I really have. I have a site that I visit frequently but these past two updates have now broken my ability to sign into the site at all, even in private mode. All I get is the shield and human icons with the strike-through and the error message on the user name/password field that says: This Connection Is Not Secure. Logins Entered Here Could Be Compromised. Learn More.

I've hit the escape button, tried private windows, done everything I can including resetting which was my last resort and which I hate doing, there's no more whitelist, no way to bypass anything, this is totally unacceptable that I cannot get past this. Firefox is becoming more useless to me as they try to become more and more in control of what I can and cannot do. If there is no override to this, then I have to find a different browser because it's pretty useless to use one browser for some sites and another for other sites, don't you think? So if someone has a workaround for this problem, can you please tell me what it is?

Asked by nightsmusic 2 years ago

Last reply by joemartinello 1 year ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are… (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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changing account password

I've been attempting to snyc my desktop PC Firefox with my laptop Firefox. In the process, I'm able to log into my account on the PC, but none of the saved passwords I ha… (read more)

I've been attempting to snyc my desktop PC Firefox with my laptop Firefox. In the process, I'm able to log into my account on the PC, but none of the saved passwords I have for my account work. I am not able to see the current password on my PC account and am not able to change it without losing my data. In attempting to change the password, I used the Recovery Key which I had save some time ago but find that it is expired. In clinking on the options to generate a new key from within my account, nothing happens. How can I find or change the original account password and or generate a new recovery key after removing the old one? My primary desktop PC poses no problem in terms of access to my data etc. I am not able to see the password and consequently I am not able to sync my laptop without it.

Asked by kmass3 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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missing bar

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address … (read more)

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address bar. for instance, mail, suddenlink, siebert, etc etc . How do i recover that?

Asked by georgebloom2000 2 years ago

Last reply by georgebloom2000 2 years ago

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Firefox 96.03 on Mac Monterey doesn't display Cyrillic fonts correctly

When visiting sites such as the Russian Wikipedia, characters that are in the Cyrillic Times New Roman font display as blocks (shown in image). Safari does not have this … (read more)

When visiting sites such as the Russian Wikipedia, characters that are in the Cyrillic Times New Roman font display as blocks (shown in image). Safari does not have this problem.

Asked by six10 2 years ago

Last reply by gevangasteren 1 year ago

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Help please! Bookmarks lost and no restore file of bookmarks kept

Please let me know how I can get my old bookmarks as I do not have any on file in the restore area the only ones I have are five teen year old ones, Can you please help m… (read more)

Please let me know how I can get my old bookmarks as I do not have any on file in the restore area the only ones I have are five teen year old ones, Can you please help me restore them to the my original ones?

Asked by filipsali 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Dark screen and menus

My current Theme is Dark Fox. But, previously my backgrounds and menus were all white and easy to read. Now for some reason they're black and difficult for me to deal wit… (read more)

My current Theme is Dark Fox. But, previously my backgrounds and menus were all white and easy to read. Now for some reason they're black and difficult for me to deal with.

How do I reset to white and sync them on all my devices?

Asked by tmw46 2 years ago

Last reply by kentuckywoman2 1 year ago

FireFox opens but is blank/completely unusable

Ive been using FireFox for a while and think its great but FireFox suddenly stopped working for me even though I use it everyday just fine. The search bar works but liter… (read more)

Ive been using FireFox for a while and think its great but FireFox suddenly stopped working for me even though I use it everyday just fine. The search bar works but literally nothing else works. Its very annoying and I do not know what to do. Someone please help me fix it. I use windows 11 on a HP computer, I do have a lot of extensions but absolutely nothing works so I cant check. Nothing I try will work. I cant list the extensions I have because it’s completely blank and glitched. I hope it isn’t a severe problem. Please give me some advice!

Asked by Ford Explorer 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

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FireFox insists on trying to Restore Previous Session even though it's OFF in settings and there's no user.js

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to bla… (read more)

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to blame the latest FireFox version, 96, or Windows 10, 21H2. I also run Avast and MalwareBytes AVs.

Asked by dholford 2 years ago

Answered by dholford 2 years ago