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Firefox address bar under remote control. No solution found in community or on web yet.

Greetings. I have scoured the web and read all the community posts on this robot head, under remote control, and orange stripes in the address bar problem that so many pe… (read more)

Greetings. I have scoured the web and read all the community posts on this robot head, under remote control, and orange stripes in the address bar problem that so many people seem to be having. There are a few answers, but almost all of them use very technical terms that are way above my head and not defined. None of them provide a sequence of steps to fix the problem that a browser novice might be able to follow. Surely there must be a way to fix this or to explain to frustrated users why it is there and not removable. None of my other Firefox browsers have this on other machines.

Is there a series of steps to solve the problem? That would be so helpful especially without undefined terms. Thanks so much. This type of answer will help so many frustrated users (me included of course) :)

Asked by photonic 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 40 seconds ago

Antivirus detected a trojan

My Antivirus (Bitdefender) did a full system scan and found a Trojan hidden in one of Firefox's files. Trojan description: JS:Trojan.Cryxos.6249 Location: firefox/profile… (read more)

My Antivirus (Bitdefender) did a full system scan and found a Trojan hidden in one of Firefox's files.

Trojan description: JS:Trojan.Cryxos.6249

Location: firefox/profiles../cache2/entries..

It was automatically deleted. No idea for how long its been there. could it have have done some damage unknown to my Antivirus ? How dangerous is it? Are there any further steps to take ?

Asked by pawarkartik0 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

restoring lost tabs

I am VERY unhappy !!! For a long time I have had Firefox reopen tabs from the previous session, but today they are all gone !! I have read in some of the community questi… (read more)

I am VERY unhappy !!! For a long time I have had Firefox reopen tabs from the previous session, but today they are all gone !! I have read in some of the community questions that the recent update unchecked that option and when I looked, that was what had happened. I tried clicking on "restore previous session" but that only opened tabs I had used and closed this morning. Is it in any way possible to get back those tabs I used to have? It also seems that some of my recent Bookmarks have disappeared as well, yet it has retained bookmarks that are over 13 years old. I am running Windows 10 Professional version 20H2 Build 19042.1237... and Firefox version 92.0 Win

Asked by WinB 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

How do i search in the main bar in the middle of the screen as apose to the web address bar?

As the subject says, i don't wish to use the address bar to search i wish to use the bar in the middle of the screen like it used to be, this would be much easier for me … (read more)

As the subject says, i don't wish to use the address bar to search i wish to use the bar in the middle of the screen like it used to be, this would be much easier for me with my visual impairment, can anyone advise please?

I use win10 and i have no plugins as far as i know for Firefox

Best wishes

Asked by janekburn71 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Location Correction for surfing web

Soooo, I have to admit defeat on this one. I travel often to South America and back to the states about every other month. I need access to a couple of job search sites w… (read more)

Soooo, I have to admit defeat on this one. I travel often to South America and back to the states about every other month. I need access to a couple of job search sites while in Colombia but I can not make the location stable. Every one of the sites I open gives me a Brazilian site link. I have set everything I can think of the the United States (Laptop main location service, Mozilla location, etc) with no change. When I open Indeed.com or Glassdoor.com or any other ones I get the dame results...Brazilian search results???

By the way, this happens when I open them in Edge or Chrome too...I know it's know a browser issue but I can't fix it anyway I try... :[

Thanks a million in advance.

I type in indeed.com and get this https://br.indeed.com/?r=us

Asked by gtucker7 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

Spell Check Not Working

layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1 The "check your spelling as you type" check box is checked. I have an English (GB) language pack add on installed. When I left right … (read more)

layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1 The "check your spelling as you type" check box is checked. I have an English (GB) language pack add on installed. When I left right click in a multiline text entry box, there's no option to select languages.

Asked by eugbug1 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

Updated Firefox "improvements" . . . !

Firefox 92.0 : So now comes another "improvement" from the folks behind a program . . . NOT! USED TO BE: Click on a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar and the roll-down w… (read more)

Firefox 92.0 : So now comes another "improvement" from the folks behind a program . . . NOT!

USED TO BE: Click on a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar and the roll-down would be single lines -- meaning a person could control the number of links in that Bookmark so the roll-down would go to the bottom of the screen. Simple to read, no extra activity needed.

NOW IN THE "NEW & IMPROVED" VERSION: Click on a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar and the roll-down is 1.5 or 2.0 spacing -- meaning a person is now required to futz with the roll-down since it goes way past the bottom of the screen. A waste of time to search, since one is required to spend the extra activity to scroll down and down and down until all of the bookmarks have become visible.

VISIBLE? Ha. Part of the "NEW & IMPROVED VERSION" is that the screen font used by Firefox is that all-too-ubiquitous light gray color that can barely be read unless is blessed with exceptionally good eyesight. Some websites these days think it is So Very Hip to utilize that style of font -- but make it even lighter! Mindless Madness.

SO: How does one 1. Return the Bookmark roll-down list back to a single-line style? 2. Change the font color so that it is dark enough to be readily read?

Thank you.

Asked by Hikermann 19 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 15 hours ago

Why does it seem Mozilla seems to hate the end users....???

It seems the folks there at Firefox central enjoy wrecking people's experience by frequently releasing new browsers that breaks what already in place. What the hell is wr… (read more)

It seems the folks there at Firefox central enjoy wrecking people's experience by frequently releasing new browsers that breaks what already in place. What the hell is wrong with you guys...?? Are you secretly employed by Microsoft and/or Google....?? Seriously, this is no way to run a browser company. It is, however, a great way to ruin one. Give us a break, and stop breaking our browsers. You ruin our experience, and you do it on a semi regular basis. It's all well and fine to release new stuff, with new features, but for the love of God if it's gonna break what we already have, at the very least offer us a way to keep what we have, and have it supported even in a minimal way, and branch off the new option. I get your fears, you fear that not enough people will opt for the new one like that, and you're probably right. That however, should tell you something.

We loyally support your project. That should be worth something. Thanks.

Asked by snikky 18 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 15 hours ago

Form Autocomplete

I've recently switched from chrome to firefox. Autocomplete forms has never worked for me. Firefox is either not saving, or not loading form data - I click into a form fi… (read more)

I've recently switched from chrome to firefox. Autocomplete forms has never worked for me. Firefox is either not saving, or not loading form data - I click into a form field and it jsut doesn't have an option to fill from stored data. Honestly tempted to go back to chrome at this point. I've tried following steps in help articles, settings all look ok, it just doesn't work on virtually any website. Logins are generally ok, it's mainly things like address data, email address and so on. Same on mobile and on desktop.

Asked by j_j_cuk 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 20 hours ago

Dementia

Hi Guys. I am an 81yo with mild dementia. I have 3 PC's / An old Dell laptop / A top of range Huawei laptop and an Optiplex desktop. I have a partner who has been totally… (read more)

Hi Guys. I am an 81yo with mild dementia. I have 3 PC's / An old Dell laptop / A top of range Huawei laptop and an Optiplex desktop. I have a partner who has been totally blind since age 8 [Now 74]

Needless to say - I will need to "Look Out" for my partner when I am no longer here! My idea is to set up 3 PC's One for me / one for Janet and one JOINT [Gurrently used] - This (I think) will make it easy for her son/daughter to "Take up the Riens" with bespoke "My Gov" and password manager/email addresses / accounts.

What do you guys think?

First thing first though; God knows what settings I've botched over the past few decades? I know the gmail settings [Gearwheel] are mainly concerned with "Searches" - No filter or unused gmails! So looks like I'll need to reset Firefox [On 3 machines?] - So be it!; I only have a couple of extensions and a "New Start" is needed. Trouble is - I will need a "Step by Step instruction(s) as I'm not too Cognisent just now. ANY help greatly appreciated. My initial contact was with a nice young lady called Brienie [I think]

                            Kind Regards  -  Denis

Asked by DGT 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 20 hours ago

Firefox does not open links when I click on them

I'm using Windows 10 and have installed FF 92.0 as the default browser and recently installed MS Works 9. When I click on a link within a document it does not open. The … (read more)

I'm using Windows 10 and have installed FF 92.0 as the default browser and recently installed MS Works 9.

When I click on a link within a document it does not open. The cursor does change to a hand & it does say "CTRL +click to follow link https….", but that doesn’t work. However it does turn on the Underline function in the word processor.

Clicking on links has worked for years with Windows 7 and MS Works 7. I don’t see any settings in Works 7 or 9 that control this.

Is there a FF setting that enables this?

Asked by Mike109 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 22 hours ago

Cannot access Gmail account

I purchased a new computer and downloaded Firefox to the new computer. While going through my bookmarks, I tried to log into my Gmail account and it would ask me to "Add… (read more)

I purchased a new computer and downloaded Firefox to the new computer. While going through my bookmarks, I tried to log into my Gmail account and it would ask me to "Add Gmail to your Google Account". What is odd is I just tried accessing my Gmail account from my old computer using Firefox and I was able to access my mail. I have looked through all the Firefox settings on both computers and cannot find any differences. Looking through other posts about this issue, I've tried the safe mode and disabled add blocker without satisfactory results. I find no need to clear the cache because the computer is a day old.

Asked by perfectpat52 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

reset défault browser

Hello, I am using Firefox 92.0 (64 bits) with windows 10. For some time now I have been regularly annoyed by the default reset of my browser in favor of Edge. A notificat… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox 92.0 (64 bits) with windows 10. For some time now I have been regularly annoyed by the default reset of my browser in favor of Edge. A notification said, "An app has caused a problem with your default browser setting, so Microsoft Edge has been reset." Do you know this problem? Is there a solution? Thank you Nathalie

Asked by nschreiber 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Bookmarks!

What the living H.. happened to my bookmarks????? Version 92.0 installed and NOW ALL MY BOOKMARKS .. .YEAR SO PROFESSIONAL BOOKMARKS are GONE. I tried to restore from a… (read more)

What the living H.. happened to my bookmarks????? Version 92.0 installed and NOW ALL MY BOOKMARKS .. .YEAR SO PROFESSIONAL BOOKMARKS are GONE. I tried to restore from an older version and got the message that they were corrupted, unusable. GONE. Someone needs to fix this like yesterday.

A very, very, very unhappy user.

Asked by odonovanse 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

What is "firefox for Acer"; please don't answer "I assumer..."

Firefox will not update, but continuaaly load unstoppable popups suggesting I download and install a new copy. This is "Firefox for Acer". One other question about thi… (read more)

Firefox will not update, but continuaaly load unstoppable popups suggesting I download and install a new copy. This is "Firefox for Acer". One other question about this was answered "I assume that you can ask this at the Acer support forum as they should know this best." wgich means, I suppose, that the responder doesn't knowm but likes answering questions.

Does anyone know? Is this why Firefox fails to update? Will re-installing eliminate the problem? Is there any way to stop the popups?

Asked by dumpsterdan 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago