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When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down search box directly below the url/address bar. I do not want this

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In th… (read more)

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

HOWEVER --- I don't seem to have browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled in my new version 74.0. What happened to it? Does it have a new name now?

Note that I tried in Options / Preferences / Search

    I unchecked "Show search suggestions in location bar results

In Options / Preferences / Privacy

   I uncheck each of the boxes in the Location Bar section (History, Bookmarks, Open tabs).

Asked by dmcentee 7 months ago

Answered by McCoy 7 months ago

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firefox software update

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287550. Please follow up there, thanks.] by sending vpn softwarefor windows system … (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287550. Please follow up there, thanks.]

by sending vpn softwarefor windows system

Asked by mohamad137603 5 months ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 5 months ago

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How do I, once and for all, never, ever to return, completely disable Firefox auto-updates?

In the admin account and all user accoutns, I had Firefox > Options > Advanced > NO UPDATES and turned OFF "Use a background service to install updates." I cre… (read more)

In the admin account and all user accoutns, I had Firefox > Options > Advanced > NO UPDATES and turned OFF "Use a background service to install updates."

I created a new account on this computer. The VERY FIRST THING I did was go to Firefox > Options > Advanced > NO UPDATES and turned OFF "Use a background service to install updates."

Guess what. It updated. It updated for all accounts.

I've easily lost four work days of time in the first 8 months of 2019 because of FIrefox updates. I need a way to stop updates. ALL updates. FOREVER. ALL UPDATES UNCONDITIONALLY BLOCKED. No leakage. I do not want them with a goat. I do not want them on a boat. I do not want them here or there. I do not want them anywhere. Is there any remaining ambiguity?

The ways described above don't cut it. So let's think unconventionally. Is there a file I can set the protections on, so Firefox's update balks and gives up? Can I create a file that has a name that Firefox update expects, and give that file some content or property so that Firefox update fails?

Asked by BostonBowTie 1 year ago

Last reply by Bauinformatiker 9 months ago

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Forced rediction from www.youtube.com to ww-youtube.com

Since this morning, every attempt to reach www.youtube.com lead to redirection "gositedeal" and then I land on "ww-youtube.com". All other browsers show no issue with www… (read more)

Since this morning, every attempt to reach www.youtube.com lead to redirection "gositedeal" and then I land on "ww-youtube.com". All other browsers show no issue with www.youtube.com. I've all browsing history, cookies, everything. Same issue.

Help!

Asked by lapiece 12 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 12 months ago

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set Firefox portable as default browser

I want to set Firefox Portable as my default browser. It's been updated to the latest version. I've tried the method described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US… (read more)

I want to set Firefox Portable as my default browser. It's been updated to the latest version.

I've tried the method described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-your-default-browser

The problem is that Firefox isn't listed as an option on the drop down menu. Maybe that's because I'm using Portable, rather than the installed version.

Resetting to Microsoft recommended defaults doesn't help.

Asked by Pete 1 year ago

Last reply by Meskó Balázs 1 year ago

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how to create new question

i don't know is it just me? i have used forums all over the web and to post a new question, you just click on the "New Post" button or something similar. why is it here i… (read more)

i don't know is it just me? i have used forums all over the web and to post a new question, you just click on the "New Post" button or something similar.

why is it here in Firefox, that button is not there? you have to jump thru several layers of questions and answers before being able to post a question like this one!!

To the firefox forum maintainers, please create a "New Post" button instead of forcing us thru several layers of questions.

Asked by badbanana 1 year ago

Last reply by NeedCoffee24/7 1 year ago

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Change user interface icons

I've used Mozilla since it was Netscape 2. My six-year-old nephew draws better than your icon developers! Your interface sucks and there are no provisions to change it. Y… (read more)

I've used Mozilla since it was Netscape 2. My six-year-old nephew draws better than your icon developers! Your interface sucks and there are no provisions to change it. Your browser interface is WORSE than Microsux interslut Explorer. You REMOVE functionality with every evolution and make it SLOWER. Not everyone can afford to buy a new computer every year to keep up with the bloatware you put out. Give me a way to change icons! I've known how to change the main icon. I want to make the thing at least LOOK decent, not like a bunch of scribbles!

Asked by FuckYouandthehorseyourodeinon 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Firefox-ESR falls when video broadcasting is enabled.

On the site https://vsx.mpchat.com , firefox-ESR falls when video broadcasting is enabled. It appeared on version 60 - in the future this problem persisted - in 60.1… (read more)

On the site https://vsx.mpchat.com , firefox-ESR falls when video broadcasting is enabled. It appeared on version 60 - in the future this problem persisted - in 60.1.0, 60.2.0, 60.3.0. In versions up to 60, this problem was not. Other browsers work well with these sites for translation. Complete cleaning of browsers, reset, reinstall-did not help.

Asked by D-e-n 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How can I turn off the annoying ctrl-Q shortcut?

Dear Developers, I'm using Firefox v60.0.1 on Debian Linux. I was wondering why on Earth is the Ctrl-Q shortcut is defined at all to immediately close all tabs and quit t… (read more)

Dear Developers,

I'm using Firefox v60.0.1 on Debian Linux. I was wondering why on Earth is the Ctrl-Q shortcut is defined at all to immediately close all tabs and quit the browser? I think it is an extremely bad idea to have this shortcut, since it is very easy to accidentally hit it by mistyping Ctrl-W, which is in turn oftentimes used.

I suggest to remove Ctrl-Q from future versions, or at least give the user the option to turn it off. In the current version I have found no way to do it, if there is, please let me know.

Many thanks in advance!

Asked by kaszpore 2 years ago

Last reply by juek 1 year ago

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Need Preferences to allow tabs on bottom

Appalling Comments from Mozilla about tabs on bottom instead of top "With the number of user complaints from inept users who can't seem to follow precise instructions abo… (read more)

Appalling Comments from Mozilla about tabs on bottom instead of top

"With the number of user complaints from inept users who can't seem to follow precise instructions about using userChrome that "we" support volunteers (and Mozilla) are seeing here, I fully expect some limits placed in Firefox as to what userChrome can modify in future Firefox versions. "We" are recommending too many "fixes" for "restoring" real old features like "tabs on the bottom" that Mozilla killed long ago."

Yes, unfortunately I'm one of those inept non-programmer users and if you leave out essential steps in the instructions (like where to find your profile file) I can't follow them either. And why ask me to learn programming and spend 15 minutes fixing this? A LOT of people have requested this preference. How arrogant to belittle it. With every Firefox update my tabs below fix disappears again and I am left with tabs on top where I don't like them, and have to google again for yet another fix.

Please, please add this option to Firefox preferences.

Asked by angelfire4xx 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How can I recover the opened tabs from an lz4 session file?

Firefox lost a session, but I have a session file that likely contains my lost tabs. Unfortunately, this file is behind a technically redundant wall of lz4. How can I rea… (read more)

Firefox lost a session, but I have a session file that likely contains my lost tabs.

Unfortunately, this file is behind a technically redundant wall of lz4.

How can I read that file in plain text instead of lz4?

Asked by fsckFox 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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can't Print web page from FF 60.0.2 Quantum 64bit.

I was on FF 56 a/c ReminderFox extension,but finally got a calendar program I'm happy with.Since then i have updated to 60.0.2 Quantum 64bit .I can't print web pages NOW … (read more)

I was on FF 56 a/c ReminderFox extension,but finally got a calendar program I'm happy with.Since then i have updated to 60.0.2 Quantum 64bit .I can't print web pages NOW from FF(yes I tried other web pages,all the same)I CAN print from Opera&IE.I have aMFC-J875dw Brother.My system is a Dell XPS 8700 w/Windows 8.1 64bit.Any ideas?

Asked by timbo61 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Restore session doesn't work

I'm not sure if this is my Firefox acting up, or just the aftermath of Utorrent installing Web Companion, restoring sessions in Firefox hasn't been possible. Firefox does… (read more)

I'm not sure if this is my Firefox acting up, or just the aftermath of Utorrent installing Web Companion, restoring sessions in Firefox hasn't been possible. Firefox does remember my history, but it shows no options for restoring session or restoring tabs. I've already done a refresh, I've deleted web companion and run CCleaner and Malwarebytes Adwcleaner and they show my system is clean, but I still can't get restore sessions to work.

What's going on, and how can I fix this?

Asked by Drinky 2 years ago

Answered by Drinky 2 years ago

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Why does Firefox 60 load homepage twice in same tab at startup

Using Mac OS X High Sierra with Firefox version 60.0 (64 bit). Firefox is loading homepage twice, in the same tab, at startup only. It works normally when going to home… (read more)

Using Mac OS X High Sierra with Firefox version 60.0 (64 bit). Firefox is loading homepage twice, in the same tab, at startup only. It works normally when going to homepage from another website and when opening another tab. Tried setting different homepages and they all load twice but only at startup. Also, Firefox used to close nearly instantly but now notice it closes a lot slower, usually after about 6 seconds.

Asked by flvillager 2 years ago

Answered by flvillager 2 years ago

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Google safe browsing using poor quality engine

Google safe browsing is using a poor quality engine or fault algorithm and is false flagging sites as containing malware and false flagging download files as containing m… (read more)

Google safe browsing is using a poor quality engine or fault algorithm and is false flagging sites as containing malware and false flagging download files as containing malware/viruses.

Here is one example:

Google flagged AutoHotkey_104805.zip as containing malware or a virus.

Analysis of AutoHotkey_104805.zip in June of 2018 by virustotal.com (https://www.virustotal.com/ro/file/c8bf1c3dc4622559963b6626316ba1d083bb8a8af605f78382e371e5294d435a/analysis/) shows that out of 59 engines used to test the file only Cylance detected a problem with the file. Cylance is not a top rated engine and that detection is almost certain to be a false positive.

The follow engines passed AutoHotkey_1.1.28.00.zip as CLEAN:

Ad-Aware, AegisLab, AhnLab-V3, Alibaba, ALYac, Arcabit, Avast, Avast Mobile, AVG, Avira, AVware, Babable, Baidu, BitDefender, Bkav, CAT-QuickHeal, ClamAV, CMC, Comodo, DrWeb, Emsisoft, ESET-NOD32, F-Prot, Fortinet, GData, Ikarus, Sophos ML, Jiangmin, K7AntiVirus, K7GW, Kaspersky, Kingsoft, Malwarebytes, MAX, McAfee, McAfee-GW-Edition, Microsoft, eScan, NANO-Antivirus, Panda, Qihoo-360, Rising, SUPERAntiSpyware, Symantec, TACHYON, Tencent, TheHacker, TotalDefense, TrendMicro, TrendMicro-HouseCall, VBA32, VIPRE, ViRobot, Webroot, Yandex, Zoner

NOTE: 9 of the these engines are in the top 10 anitvirus/malware engines (UNDERLINED). All reported that AutHotkey_1.1.28.00.zip is CLEAN. F-Secure was not run on this file.

Google safe browsing claims that this file is INFECTED.

Similar analysis of multiple other Google Safe Browsing "infected" files from this site show similar CLEAN results when tested by virustotal.com.

Mozilla should report this issue to Google and demand that Google employ only quality engines to screen files. Google should employ better quality algorithms to prevent false flagging of files and web sties.

If Firefox is going to block web access to sites and to downloads based upon bad data from Google, then I am going to be forced to switch to another browser.

Mozilla. Stand up, take action, and provide the quality service you have provided IN THE PAST.

THERE IS A SECOND MAJOR ISSUE. Once a download file is flagged as containing malware there is a bug in Firefox. The only options offered by Firefox are "REMOVE FILE" or "OPEN". "OPEN" should not be an option at this point. The options should be "DOWNLOAD ANYWAY" or "REMOVE FILE". With the current options and an .exe file (if downloaded) will be immediately executed resulting in infection if the file is tainted. With my suggested options, If a user chooses to "DOWNLOAD ANYWAY" then Firefox should remind the user the file may be infected and should recommend that the file be scanned by the user's antivirus/malware software before opening.

Asked by drposts 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Can one install two copies of firefox on the same computer?

I would like to have two copies of firefox installed on one Windows computer. They are in two different languages, one in English and one in Japanese. Is it possible? Alt… (read more)

I would like to have two copies of firefox installed on one Windows computer. They are in two different languages, one in English and one in Japanese. Is it possible?

Alternatively Japanese with one Window user account and English in all other user accounts on the same computer. Is it possible too?

Asked by healee 2 years ago

Last reply by healee 2 years ago