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Clicking on a link on a Page! Open YAHOO SEARCH ENGINE? Which I don't want, I use GOOGLE!

In the last few days every time I click on a link on a page, it takes me to Yahoo Search Engine, which I don't want! My choice is GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE! Also at the same t… (read more)

In the last few days every time I click on a link on a page, it takes me to Yahoo Search Engine, which I don't want! My choice is GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE!

Also at the same time this changed, if I click to go to Add Ons it takes me to a Blank Page?

Never had these problems before, tried many outdated suggestions, which don't work?

Asked by jaybs 1 year ago

Answered by jaybs 1 year ago

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Default Search Engine Problem

I have Bing set up as my default search engine and it has worked fine for years. Now all of the sudden, any search I request, whether in the address bar or search window… (read more)

I have Bing set up as my default search engine and it has worked fine for years. Now all of the sudden, any search I request, whether in the address bar or search window is completed by Yahoo. I have tried everything I know to try to fix this but to no avail. Also, when I click the Add-ons button to check for add -ons that I perhaps placed in error, a new blank tab opens up. I'm wondering if I should just delete Firefox and then re-install it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by pfburdett 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 1 year ago

Answered by XERRAX 1 year ago

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Can't install addons

When trying to install addons from Firefox addons management menu (tab 'about:addons'), they not downloads. and Firefox says 'addon can not be loaded because connection p… (read more)

When trying to install addons from Firefox addons management menu (tab 'about:addons'), they not downloads. and Firefox says 'addon can not be loaded because connection problem'.

When trying open 'https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/' have 'PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR'.

I am thinking the reason of this errors is blocking requests to 'addons.mozilla.org' by my internet provider (Beeline Kazakhstan). Because when I trying to connet to 'addons.mozilla.org' using VPN or proxy I have no problems described above.

I have no idea why this internet provider or goverment needs to block host 'addons.mozilla.org' (they love to block various website just fo fun). May you help me bypass this problem? May be you know the way how to install VPN addon offline for Mozilla Firefox whithout acces to addons webpage.

Sorry for my English and thank you for reading (:

Asked by Halixer 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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firefox is running out of space / win 8 / loads of free disk space

Hi friends, I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space. "firefox is running out of space" Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I al… (read more)

Hi friends,

I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space.

"firefox is running out of space"

Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I also clicked the "Got it" button in hopes that this would make the error go away, but it keeps coming back. My system has over 20gb free and I really can't see why this error is occuring.

Does anyone have any advice? (besides switching browsers)

Thanks.

Asked by dougstackhouse 10 months ago

Answered by dougstackhouse 10 months ago

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Firefox for windows 8

Hello, the Add-ons and Themes page does not open, neither from options nor from side bar. It shows only a blank page. Thanks for any advise. Gisela … (read more)

Hello, the Add-ons and Themes page does not open, neither from options nor from side bar. It shows only a blank page. Thanks for any advise. Gisela

Asked by rafat.hussaini 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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After updating to 91 version all my addons stopped working in private mode. How to enable all addons to work in private mode at once ?

After updating to 91 version almost all my addons stopped working in private mode. When FF team decided to block all addons for private mode there was a setting in about… (read more)

After updating to 91 version almost all my addons stopped working in private mode.

When FF team decided to block all addons for private mode there was a setting in about:config to allow all adons to work in private mode, but it looks like it is removed in 91 (?) or renamed (?).

So, how to enable all addons to work in private mode at once ? I have a lot and clicking each one in its settings will take a lot of time.

Asked by Tim 5 months ago

Answered by Tim 5 months ago

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Server Error

Hi there I have just updated Firefox Browser from 91.0.2 (32-bit) to 92.0 (64-bit) The following website now gives a "Server Error" splash as soon as any search operation… (read more)

Hi there

I have just updated Firefox Browser from 91.0.2 (32-bit) to 92.0 (64-bit)

The following website now gives a "Server Error" splash as soon as any search operation is attempted and of course, no results are found: https://isrc.soundexchange.com/#!/search

Firefox Browser vers 91.0.2 (32-bit) still works perfectly, but 92.0 (64-bit) gives 'Server Error'

I have tried safe mode, cleared the cache and checked all Privacy and Security settings. The only way to "fix" this problem is to go back to 91.0.2 (32-bit).

Please see images attached First showing 92.0 (64-bit) with Server Error Second, Working. Same site using Vers 91.0.2 (32-bit)

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks

Asked by Station1 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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pop up ads

A few days ago I started to get random popup ads. All of a sudden an ad will op up that says something like "you are at rusk, get Macafee" or "get Norton" etc. The ads p… (read more)

A few days ago I started to get random popup ads. All of a sudden an ad will op up that says something like "you are at rusk, get Macafee" or "get Norton" etc. The ads pop up in the center of my screen and are about 20% the size of my screen. I have to click the x to get them to close. Sometimes there is the "don`t show me this again" option at the bottom left but even when I click ok the ads continue to pop up.

I`ve tried a few things but can`t figure it out. I`m retired and not a geek so it can get pretty frustrating pretty quick. I`ve lost my patience to scour through help articles looking for the exact sentence I need.

A step by step tutorial would be nice, thank you. I am using a laptop with windows 8.1. I use Firefox.

Thanks David

Asked by djrobinson2008 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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My tab delete X turns into a 1 pixel point

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it… (read more)

I had a similar problem last year when an auto update came through. After several suggestions didn't help I opted to reinstall a previous version and upgrade that. Now it's back again with the v94 update.

I've disabled ALL extensions. No help. Themes don't seem to make a difference. However, when I went to about:config and entered "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets" to make it true to allow chrome.css files to work it began immediately. Reset it to false and "X"s are back. Set config to TRUE and it screws up the "X"s. Again, all this is with all extensions off.

I hate the transparency of the tabs and menu bars so I need to set .css files. How else can I do it?

Asked by Doc 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Add Add-on Icon to toolbar

according to the add-on page in Settings, the AdBlock Plus add-on is enabled in my browser, but it doesn't appear to be working. so I am trying to access the menu options… (read more)

according to the add-on page in Settings, the AdBlock Plus add-on is enabled in my browser, but it doesn't appear to be working. so I am trying to access the menu options to control it. to do that, I need to add the icon to my toolbar.

this article: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/955157

explains two methods:

1. go to Settings --> Customize Toolbars, and drag the icon to the toolbar. this doesn't work, because the icon is not there to be dragged (even after I restore defaults).

2. go to the View Menu --> Toolbars --> Add-on Bar and move the icon from one toolbar to another.

quite apart from the fact that it took me two days to figure out how to get the View Menu to appear, that procedure doesn't work either because after View Menu --> Toolbars --> the Add-on Bar is not listed.

can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong.


thank you,

Asked by martin264 2 weeks ago

Answered by martin264 1 week ago

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After 72.0.2 update pages load slower - every link I click hangs for 1-2 seconds before loading. Even with only 1 process.

After 72.0.2 I started to notice performance problems with my firefox. Symptoms are similiar to my multiprocess problems I had after it was added. I managed to avoid it f… (read more)

After 72.0.2 I started to notice performance problems with my firefox. Symptoms are similiar to my multiprocess problems I had after it was added. I managed to avoid it for some time by limiting processes number to 1 (which was 4 in reality)

Long story short: when you open new tab firefox has to create new process which is somewhat correlated to your PC performance (however it hangs up even on 4800MHz i5 with nvme pci-e 3.0 x4 ssd so....). When this process is already created and you enter different website it is smooth - firefox does not have to create another process until you open NEW TAB or it reaches its limit (from 1 to 8 processes/tabs) - set via settings. If limit was set to more than 1 I had problems with hanging up for few seconds until I reached limit - so if it was set to 4 I opened 1 tab and 3 links I clicked (with new tabs) slowed firefox down for me, but 4th, 5th etc. were fine. So I set it to 1 permanently and problem disappeared - every tab opened as fast as before.

But now problem seems to have returned. I still have 1 in my settings but symptoms are pretty much the same (but there are only 4 processes). However browser is not hanging up - it seems like connection is. It does nothing - "waiting for xxxxxx" in lower left corner and then after 1-2s page actually starts to load. It is present on every website I visit, no matter how many tabs or windows I open.

So my question is - what did you break in this firefox version? Previously it was youtube, now it is all sites...

Asked by Piterk 1 year ago

Answered by Piterk 1 year ago

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Firefox has stopped working in Windows 8.1

I currently run Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I upgraded to Firefox 73 a couple of days ago, and now when I open Firefox, I immediately get an error box and the message that … (read more)

I currently run Windows 8.1 on my laptop. I upgraded to Firefox 73 a couple of days ago, and now when I open Firefox, I immediately get an error box and the message that "Firefox has stopped working". I have uninstalled Firefox, rebooted my laptop and reinstalled Firefox, but get the same results. I also uninstalled 3 Microsoft KB updates that ran on the day that Firefox initially failed. Nothing seems to fix the problem. I also run Google Chrome, and have not issues with it. Here are the details of the problem: Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	BEX64
 Application Name:	firefox.exe
 Application Version:	73.0.0.7342
 Application Timestamp:	5e3dd850
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_f96d
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Offset:	PCH_E3_FROM_firefox+0x0000000000012DA7
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Data:	0000000000000008
 OS Version:	6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	f96d
 Additional Information 2:	f96d8dfc5abfdb4955f2d95536ed83bc
 Additional Information 3:	ac30
 Additional Information 4:	ac3018f570c0593619fc4cea353ba848

Asked by Keith 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Problem when login to orange messagerie : problem de reseau retry

Désolé j'écris en français. Je ne peux plus accéder à ma messagerie orange . En retour de l'identification (mail et mot de passe) je reçois le message suivant :"Le se… (read more)

Désolé j'écris en français. Je ne peux plus accéder à ma messagerie orange . En retour de l'identification (mail et mot de passe) je reçois le message suivant :"Le service a rencontré un problème de réseau, veuillez réessayer". Ceci ne se produit qu'avec FIREFOX / /QWANT. L'accès a ma messagerie via GOOGLE fonctionne correctement. Je pense à des problèmes avec les serveurs de FIREFOX. Merci de m'apporter votre aide.

Asked by André VAYSSE 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Reformatted pc, now Firefox not even recognizing McAfee Site Advisor installation like before, any suggestions? If it's blocked, good alternative? Thanks :)

Prior to formatting pc, I had McAfee Site Advisor installed, was recognized by Firefox, showing on top right of browser. After formatting pc, McAfee Site Advisor install… (read more)

Prior to formatting pc, I had McAfee Site Advisor installed, was recognized by Firefox, showing on top right of browser. After formatting pc, McAfee Site Advisor installation now not recognized by Firefox, i.e., not showing up on top right of browser, not even showing up in add-ons. Is it blocked now by FF, and if so, any good suggestions? I like the idea of something next to a site showing level of safety. Thanks so much :)

Asked by ger 1 year ago

Answered by ger 1 year ago

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Restore FF to my settings

I was on the internet, things going fine, left for a couple minutes, when I came back had a blue screen. Nothing worked but the cursor. Turned computer off/on with power … (read more)

I was on the internet, things going fine, left for a couple minutes, when I came back had a blue screen. Nothing worked but the cursor. Turned computer off/on with power switch, restarted FF but my settings had been changed. Put them back to what I want except for the search bar. It is now beside the address bar not where I want it - below the address bar and all the way across the window. How do I get the search bar under the address bar? I have already looked through all of the Options and Customize, maybe I missed it, so be specific. Thank you, Bernadine

Asked by BernadineAD 1 year ago

Answered by BernadineAD 1 year ago

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backing up BOOKMARKS

How do you backup Bookmarks to a HTML file or whatever. The How-To instructions dont look like my Library menu. There is no "export to" function. I have an updated … (read more)

How do you backup Bookmarks to a HTML file or whatever. The How-To instructions dont look like my Library menu. There is no "export to" function. I have an updated Firefox. Where is it?

Asked by crablegs 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Bookmarks Menu - why does the 'Manage Bookmarks' entry appears twice?

Thanks to Proton expanding my Bookmarks Menu off the bottom of the screen, I was re-arranging my bookmarks folders. While wondering which of my folders I had to prune, I… (read more)

Thanks to Proton expanding my Bookmarks Menu off the bottom of the screen, I was re-arranging my bookmarks folders. While wondering which of my folders I had to prune, I noticed another in-built redundancy. The entry "Manage Bookmarks Ctrl+Shift+O" appears twice, at the top and the bottom of the menu. Incidentally the bottom entry is misaligned (Firefox v89 on Windows).

Is there a particular reasons for this duplication? Can I remove either of these entries?

Asked by hutcheonke 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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since Firefox updated june 2021, I cannot compose or reply to emails in my comcast/xfinity account.

since Firefox updated june 2021, I cannot compose or reply to emails in my comcast/xfinity account. The compose box will come up but all it sdoes is keep spinning. If I… (read more)

since Firefox updated june 2021, I cannot compose or reply to emails in my comcast/xfinity account. The compose box will come up but all it sdoes is keep spinning. If I open xfinity in internet explore I have no problems

Asked by crebs45521 7 months ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 months ago