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Hold-Key-To_Repeat function (and other keyboard oddities) in Gmail and Discover.com

When composing emails in Gmail holding down a (any) key does not activate key repeating. Also, the there are irregularities when using discover.com in Ver. 124. When edi… (read more)

When composing emails in Gmail holding down a (any) key does not activate key repeating.

Also, the there are irregularities when using discover.com in Ver. 124. When editing my customer profile, keystrokes are not recognized. Nothing happens when typing. I also had difficulty signing-in; this may be coincidental.

Things tried: (1) A different keyboard. Same results. (2) Firefox version 122. The key repeat function worked in Gmail. I could edit my profile at discover.com. (3) Uninstalled and reinstalled ver. 124. All problems persisted. (4) Ran Ver. 124 in troubleshooting mode. All problems persisted. (5) Launched newly downloaded versions of both 122 and 124 (from command line) and ran them simultaneously. The problems persisted in 124 (troubleshooting mode), but 122 worked well. I used two different keyboards with no difference noticed. (6) Downloaded and ran Chromium. All worked well.

Asked by H P Ladds 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terrance_h 1 week ago

Norton Safe Search

My default search engine was Norton Safe Search but now it does not appear as one of the options to choose. I cannot remember all of them. Bing and Google are two of them… (read more)

My default search engine was Norton Safe Search but now it does not appear as one of the options to choose. I cannot remember all of them. Bing and Google are two of them but not Norton Safe Search although I have been able to add it to the toolbar. Why is it no longer one of the options?

Asked by ju.col 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

Youtube not showing full video title when hovering if tab is not focused

While hovering over a Youtube video it shows the full video title as "hover text" if the tab is focused. However, if something else, even another Firefox window is focuse… (read more)

While hovering over a Youtube video it shows the full video title as "hover text" if the tab is focused. However, if something else, even another Firefox window is focused hovering no longer shows anything. Is there some kind of setting to change that? I figured it could be browser and Youtube specific because Chrome shows it on Youtube even when not focused, but neither browser shows it on Google search for example, but I'm not sure.

Asked by tomipir2000 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Posting comments

Firefox will not allow my to post comments on Yahoo. I have no issues with Chrome or Safari. I get the following error message: Your comment failed to publish. Retry … (read more)

Firefox will not allow my to post comments on Yahoo. I have no issues with Chrome or Safari. I get the following error message: Your comment failed to publish. Retry

Asked by V G 1 month ago

Last reply by Muhammad Safdar 3 weeks ago

Can I prevent add-ons from making network requests?

I use several add-ons in firefox, and largely they feel trustworthy, but I dont have any means for limiting the scope of what they are able to do, the manifest tells me w… (read more)

I use several add-ons in firefox, and largely they feel trustworthy, but I dont have any means for limiting the scope of what they are able to do, the manifest tells me what they can do and thats it. I have read through this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/permission-request-messages-firefox-extensions, but I have had a hard time even understanding which permissions let an add-on make network requests.

Barring the ability to actually stop add-ons from making network requests is there any visibility into what requests are being made by an extension, or all extensions in the browser?

Asked by kaisea.rpi 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Default keyboard shortcuts, most notably Ctrl-W

Please provide a native way to change the behaviour of Ctrl-W. I tend to switch between aZerty and qWerty keyboard layouts, as a result I sometimes hit ctrl-W when I woul… (read more)

Please provide a native way to change the behaviour of Ctrl-W. I tend to switch between aZerty and qWerty keyboard layouts, as a result I sometimes hit ctrl-W when I would like to ctrl-Z some change. As a result I tend to lose some work when the tab I'm working in closes. It would be nice to be able to rebind some of the default key combinations, or at least disable them.

I found a method description that edits the omni.ja file, but also that this method is unsupported. Moreover, running ubuntu kind of rules this out as an option, as canonical has ruled that firefox is to be installed via snap, in a read-only data store.

Asked by erer.tink+ff 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Disqus Comments doesn't load if Browser Privacy set to Strict

TL;DR : Disqus comments used to work while using privacy Strict mode now it doesn't. After years of it working out of the get-go while using Strict mode up till rec… (read more)

TL;DR : Disqus comments used to work while using privacy Strict mode now it doesn't.

After years of it working out of the get-go while using Strict mode up till recently (about a year ago this was really low on my priority list) refused to work I though it was my Ad blocker was causing issues but after setting it in the filters to allow and even after turning it off still no dice.

Removed all add-ons tried again still Disqus comment section refused to load in the websites I regularly visit. So after giving up, I just look around in the browser setting to see if there is anything that may cause conflict with certain scripts from running.

Asked by ianjay.tt 1 month ago

Last reply by Stig Nygaard 1 month ago

How do I add a "Search Engine" to the New Tab screen

Hi, on my current Firefox setup, I have a search engine shortcut in my Top Sites on a New Tab page. It's a quick one for Amazon, I can't figure out how to add others thou… (read more)

Hi, on my current Firefox setup, I have a search engine shortcut in my Top Sites on a New Tab page. It's a quick one for Amazon, I can't figure out how to add others though. I saw reference to it in this old support issue, but I can't find how to do that anymore.

Asked by daniel213222 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago

How do I Pause firefox Ad Blocker?

Hello All, Hulu tells me I must pause my Ad Blocker to watch a show. I click Turn off add blocker, but it just keeps re-directing me to out-of-date, unrelated community d… (read more)

Hello All, Hulu tells me I must pause my Ad Blocker to watch a show. I click Turn off add blocker, but it just keeps re-directing me to out-of-date, unrelated community discussions. Can anyone help me? Thanks to All.

Asked by gerald.strange 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Default for "new tabs" to something other than "Firefox" or "Blank"

I was able to customize my new window to display www.google.com however I only have the option to select "Firefox" or "Blank" for new tabs. I would also like new tabs to … (read more)

I was able to customize my new window to display www.google.com however I only have the option to select "Firefox" or "Blank" for new tabs. I would also like new tabs to open to www.google.com. How can I do this?

Asked by Emily Weston 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Tab to Amazon search broken

Prior to a few days ago I could type "Ama" into the address bar and then press Tab to start search Amazon. However, it now goes to a recent history item instead (see imag… (read more)

Prior to a few days ago I could type "Ama" into the address bar and then press Tab to start search Amazon. However, it now goes to a recent history item instead (see image). How do I fix this?

Asked by LongDuck 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Can't disable number input arrows in forms

Hi, As the subject says, i cannot remove the up and down arrows from forms that have a numerical input even though autofill/history options are cleared and disabled. I'v… (read more)

Hi,

As the subject says, i cannot remove the up and down arrows from forms that have a numerical input even though autofill/history options are cleared and disabled. I've even tried deleting cookies, cache, site data and so on, to no avail. I've also tried a clean terminal with no extensions installed and i have the same issue. Other browsers do not have this issue on the exact same form. I am at a loss, any assistance would be appreciated.

Asked by MrTweaks 1 month ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

All logins fail to load from logins.json, with error NS_ERROR_FAILURE

Hi, My saved passwords are not showing up. I followed the advice on this post, by setting signon.debug and doing about:logins. Here are the errors shown in the console:… (read more)

Hi,

My saved passwords are not showing up. I followed the advice on this post, by setting signon.debug and doing about:logins. Here are the errors shown in the console:

LoginManager: Getting a list of all logins asynchronously. LoginManager.sys.mjs:395:14 Login storage: Returning 502 logins for specified origin with options [object Object] storage-json.sys.mjs:704:10 Login crypto: Failed to decrypt cipher text of length 92 with error NS_ERROR_FAILURE. crypto-SDR.sys.mjs:179:12

   ->
   decrypt resource://gre/modules/crypto-SDR.sys.mjs:197
   decryptLogins resource://gre/modules/storage-json.sys.mjs:966
   map self-hosted:221
   #decryptLogins resource://gre/modules/storage-json.sys.mjs:948
   InterpretGeneratorResume self-hosted:1465
   AsyncFunctionNext self-hosted:852

Then that last mesage is repeated another 501 times.

Any idea what is wrong. I have only one profile the default one. Firefox is up to date at 122.0.1 on iMac 12.7.3

Thank you David

Asked by dch888 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Search with Startpage in address bar

I have Startparge set as my default search engine. I used to type directly into the address bar (see first image). Press Enter, and the Startpage results page for this … (read more)

I have Startparge set as my default search engine. I used to type directly into the address bar (see first image).

Press Enter, and the Startpage results page for this search phrase would show up. Somehow, this has now changed. I press Enter, but the result is just the Startpage home page, with a blank search box (see second image). So I then have to type the same phrase in again in Startpage's own box. This just trips me up.

The crazy thing is that this only happens sometimes - but more often than not. I haven't seen it work right for weeks: I just did it now to make screenshots, and it worked wrong. I just did it again and it worked as expected: pressing Enter took me to Startpage's results.

Any clues how to change settings to fix this?

Asked by sebthirlway 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Does having inactive tabs, such as news articles with embedded videos playing, consume data?

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite… (read more)

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite primarily browsing static pages, email, and other low-data activities, I often find my data usage higher than anticipated. The main culprit comes to mind to be videos embedded in news articles. Sometimes, with multiple tabs open, I switch to an inactive tab only to find a video playing. Although I've configured my Firefox preferences not to autoplay videos, it seems that YouTube videos still override these settings.

So, my question is, when a tab is inactive, does Firefox stop all data transfer for that tab in the background? And if not, what are the solutions to stop any background data other than continually closing all tabs?


Also, any suggestions on this topic are appreciated, especially from and to users who also live in remote areas without fiber, DSL, etc.

Asked by Terra Civis 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago