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Address bar search not working

I have long used the option to have a separate address and search bar ("Add search bar in toolbar" in search settings). A few months ago, I changed that to "Use the addre… (read more)

I have long used the option to have a separate address and search bar ("Add search bar in toolbar" in search settings). A few months ago, I changed that to "Use the address bar for search and navigation". The search bar is gone, but when I type a query into my combined address and search bar, I only get "We're having trouble finding this site".

Notes: -) My default search engine is DuckDuckGo, but it doesn't work either when I make Google my default search engine -) I can use the "this time search with..." buttons on bottom, but that's an extra step for every search -) My profile goes way back to the beginnings of Firefox. Any hidden settings that might not have been migrated properly in the past, and that I could check in the about:config?

Asked by Asperamanca 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

cannot open a page form email

Every since I downloaded firefox again I cannot open another site from my e-mail. Why do this when it will just cause problems. What was wrong with the other opening pa… (read more)

Every since I downloaded firefox again I cannot open another site from my e-mail. Why do this when it will just cause problems. What was wrong with the other opening page of firefox?

Asked by chlpro 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 20 hours ago

when i have only 4 web pages running ,when look in task manager it showing 16 or 17 processes running for Firefox ..different then before,, just started after update for Firefox about 3 weeks go.. thanks for any info

when i have only 4 web pages running ,when look in task manager it showing 16 or 17 processes running for Firefox ..different then before,, just started after update f… (read more)

when i have only 4 web pages running ,when look in task manager it showing 16 or 17 processes running for Firefox ..different then before,, just started after update for Firefox about 3 weeks go.. thanks for any info

Asked by issacmat 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Laptop Slowdown - Task Manager Shows Almost 100% Memory Usage

Hello - first I just want to acknowledge how great it is to have a free browser, and the great work the (un-or underpaid) Mozilla team has done lo these many years - than… (read more)

Hello - first I just want to acknowledge how great it is to have a free browser, and the great work the (un-or underpaid) Mozilla team has done lo these many years - thank you.

Okay, just want to put this out there but it seems sometime after version 90 of my Firefox browser I am seeing extreme slowdowns on my underwhelming Dell 5520 Inspiron laptop, circa 2014, running Windows 8.1. I also have Malwarebytes and Avast Premium Antivirus running together. My last Windows update was about two weeks ago (11 Nov 2021). My Firefox browser is currently 94.0.2.

I have noticed this four times. I typically browse Reddit but sometimes it's with Youtube. This is normally the scenario: 1) Launch browser; 2) navigate to website; 3) keep tab open for several hours and in many cases my laptop will go to sleep at least once; 4) at some point after waking up PC, logging in then continuing to browse, a warning banner in Firefox will tell me "This website is slowing your browser down. Stop it?", but if I wait at least 5 seconds it will automatically clear; 5) launch Task Manager - which is not easy because of what is going on but after 30-60 seconds it will appear; 6) notice that memory usage is extremely high and most processes are coming to a halt; 7) close Firefox and thing return to normal after 30-45 seconds. I've attached some before and after screenshots. The "before" is after browsing Reddit for about 3 hours and my laptop went to sleep twice; the "after" is when Firefox was closed (two tabs were open - one Reddit, the other Youtube) and then waiting about 30 seconds. Firefox instances take a little time to disappear from Task Manager, apparently.

Lots of variables to consider here: Latest antivirus program not working well? Extensions? (I have three extensions - Adblock Plus, Privacy Badger and Ecosia Search) Perhaps Firefox itself? Motherboard/DIMMs that is/are overdue for the landfill? Windows sucks? (rhetorical).

I guess I am not really looking for help but instead just want to log this as a heads-up to anyone who is encountering the same problem under the same conditions. I will continue experimenting with refreshing my instance of Firefox and possibly turning off browsers/antivirus components in a selective manner to see if it makes any difference. There is also the possibility that a Windows Update has broken something so maybe a restore point is in order here.

Thanks again for offering such a great product.

- Ngo

Asked by ngowun 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

PDF no longer opening from website

Opening PDF files from websites always worked, but now for some reason this no longer works. A new tab quickly opens, but immediately closes again. Could be the website, … (read more)

Opening PDF files from websites always worked, but now for some reason this no longer works. A new tab quickly opens, but immediately closes again. Could be the website, but how do I find out.

Simply downloading PDFs from another website works fine.

Asked by alfingfabri 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

screenshot feature gone. NOTHING on the forum has fixed it.

if you tell me to use ctrl shift s, or customize toolbar or right click i will just block you. there's *no* option to add a screenshot button with customize toolbar. crtl… (read more)

if you tell me to use ctrl shift s, or customize toolbar or right click i will just block you. there's *no* option to add a screenshot button with customize toolbar. crtl shift s does NOTHING and the option has vanished from my right click menu.

Asked by ultacharmedfan 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

gmail

All of a sudden today I cannot open my gmail. All other bookmarks open fine. When I click on gmail, the tab shows it is trying to open but it doesn't. When I close Firefo… (read more)

All of a sudden today I cannot open my gmail. All other bookmarks open fine. When I click on gmail, the tab shows it is trying to open but it doesn't. When I close Firefox and try to reopen it I get the message "Firefox is already running but it is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." When I click close it opens FIrefox. I have rebooted my machine and tried to open Firefox again and it opens but I still cannot open my Gmail. It is my laptop and I am on Windows 8. My email is kwrisue@gmail.com. I am not having the issue with Chrome so I can get to my email that way.

Asked by kwrisue 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

FIREFOX BROWSER EXCEPTIONALLY SLOW

My Firefox browser is currently exceptionally slow and has become a matter of great frustration. I have to wait long before it opens up in order that I may perform the ta… (read more)

My Firefox browser is currently exceptionally slow and has become a matter of great frustration. I have to wait long before it opens up in order that I may perform the tasks i need to perform.

Asked by ntgoosen 3 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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home page shortcut icon size

Hi, in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably. I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the hom… (read more)

Hi,

in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably.

I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the home page unusable. It's just too hard to see!

Is there a setting to adjust the homepage icons back to their larger size? They used to be 2-3 times the size, and really useful. The boxes the pics are in are still the same, but the icons displayed are tiny now, at least to these tired old eyes.

Thank you in advance! Tony

Asked by browntau 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

New Firefox Install Popup

Every time I open my Firefox browser I get the Firefox popup that shows 2 options for me. Either install the new Firefox or I can "dismiss" the offer. I do not wish to in… (read more)

Every time I open my Firefox browser I get the Firefox popup that shows 2 options for me. Either install the new Firefox or I can "dismiss" the offer. I do not wish to install the "New" Firefox browser, but the popup does not quit showing up. I would like it gone, gone, gone. Please help.

Asked by steve furlan 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

I don't even know how to solve this in about:config

In previous versions, I could open an image within the same tab, now you can only open it in a new tab and if it's on a malware site, tough luck. Also, for one Firefox pr… (read more)

In previous versions, I could open an image within the same tab, now you can only open it in a new tab and if it's on a malware site, tough luck. Also, for one Firefox process there used to be a single window in the taskbar, now it's one for each tab, and that's completely pointless.

Asked by shadowfaction97 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Suddenly unable to access a state website

For some reason I can no longer access a state website (https://legis.wisconsin.gov/) from my laptop, either with Firefox (my normal browser) or Chrome. I get the messag… (read more)

For some reason I can no longer access a state website (https://legis.wisconsin.gov/) from my laptop, either with Firefox (my normal browser) or Chrome. I get the message that says my request has 'timed out'. However, I CAN access that site from my smart phone, using Firefox. I haven't intentionally changed any settings on my laptop. I have no problems accessing any of my other sites (Gmail, Facebook, etc.). Using Firefox version 93.0 and Windows 8.1

Asked by tomalisankus 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Keyboard media keys enabled but don't work

Hi, I'd like to use keyboard media keys (play/pause, prev, next) to control Spotify web player and Youtube but they don't work. The option is enabled. I'm using Firefox 8… (read more)

Hi,

I'd like to use keyboard media keys (play/pause, prev, next) to control Spotify web player and Youtube but they don't work. The option is enabled. I'm using Firefox 88.0 on Windows 8.1, so according to this article it should be supported. The keys work on other apps. I've tried in troubleshooting mode as well, no luck. Any ideas?

Asked by Schistura 7 months ago

Last reply by soapmuncher 1 month ago

Facebook Fence

How do I get rid of Facebook Fence? It is blocking me from signing onto Fingerhut web site to pay my bill. I had to use Chrome instead, and since I could get on with Ch… (read more)

How do I get rid of Facebook Fence? It is blocking me from signing onto Fingerhut web site to pay my bill. I had to use Chrome instead, and since I could get on with Chrome that means it is Firefox. I tired to get it so I could get on but could not figure it out.

Asked by chlpro 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago