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how to force firefox to search from web page on a new tab, not the address bar, not search bar.

Considering how many closed/archived threads there are about this, you'd think it'd be fixed by now. There have been add-ons like "New Tab Homepage" that worked to corre… (read more)

Considering how many closed/archived threads there are about this, you'd think it'd be fixed by now.

There have been add-ons like "New Tab Homepage" that worked to correct this but every time there is a solution, an 'update' corrects the 'problem' by forcing the search engine back to the toolbar.

After many years of trying solutions I've come to the conclusion that this is a deliberate 'feature', much like the many completely useless 'features' added to Windows for reasons known only to Microsoft, and the companies they share your data with.

Someone prove me wrong, please.

Asked by justmehereathome 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Allowing Content/Sites access

Hail all: I have my settings set to "absolute" Strict. this option greys out to add exceptions. But it blocks sometimes safe sites as well. How can I run strict, and st… (read more)

Hail all:

I have my settings set to "absolute" Strict. this option greys out to add exceptions. But it blocks sometimes safe sites as well.

How can I run strict, and still be able to add certain websites, thus overcome the greyed out Add Exception Button?

Thank you.

Asked by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanently selected

Firefox was working well on HTTP websites until a few days ago, but now HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanent. Despite changing settings to 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode'… (read more)

Firefox was working well on HTTP websites until a few days ago, but now HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanent. Despite changing settings to 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode', when HTTP sites are selected I get the same message as for 'HTTPS-Only Mode'. Also, if I select 'Enable HTTPS-Only Mode in all windows' and add exceptions, I get the same result.

Asked by baritone2 11 months ago

Answered by MarkRH 11 months ago

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Blurred website

I loaded the postcode lottery website but it's completely blurred. I last checked the same website last month, and it worked fine. I have cleared the cookies from Firefox… (read more)

I loaded the postcode lottery website but it's completely blurred. I last checked the same website last month, and it worked fine. I have cleared the cookies from Firefox, but the result is the same. It appears clear for a moment, then blurs. No pop-ups asking to accept cookies. It works fine using Chrome. Any idea why Firefox won't display it properly? It loads the National Lottery website, so it's not about gambling sites I guess.

Asked by abnaeb 5 months ago

Answered by abnaeb 5 months ago

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Out of control data clearing

How do I stop Firefox from out of control data clearing? There is a window under Privacy & Security / History / Clear History that opens a window that allows a user,… (read more)

How do I stop Firefox from out of control data clearing? There is a window under Privacy & Security / History / Clear History that opens a window that allows a user, in theory, to choose which components to clear (cookies, cache, etc.) In that window is a pull down menu to specify the time range to clear. A screen shot of that is attached. I do NOT want my cookies cleared unless I say so. I do not want cookies or some of the other components cleared from the last hour, I don't want them cleared from the last two hours or the last four hours or today. (And the "Everything" reference does not make sense syntactically in this setting.) A screen shot of that menu is attached.

It does not matter if I uncheck one or all of those boxes by cookies, cache, etc. When I open the browser the next time, they are checked again -- AND THE MOFO COOKIES HAVE TO BE MANAGED AGAIN, ETC., ETC., ETC.

What have a setting if Firefox is going to arbitrarily clear everything immediately or once and hour or by some criterion it has not revealed to the user -- nor has informed the user exists?

Anyone have any thoughts on a work-around?

Thanks.

Asked by Txasslm 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Stop annoying repetitive master password prompts

Yes, I read your post about stopping the repeated prompts for the master password. You say go to settings, stop using a master password, restart Firefox -- then sometime … (read more)

Yes, I read your post about stopping the repeated prompts for the master password. You say go to settings, stop using a master password, restart Firefox -- then sometime later, you could start using one again. Wow. Please. There are times when I do not want to enter the master word, even when going to sites for which I saved passwords. For one thing, I can leave my computer for a while, without having to restart Firefox, lest someone has access to all my sites. But the prompt -master password "required"- comes back again and again. It can be ignored, and I can go to any site and log in (it's not really "required"), but the prompt comes back, again and again. You've received several complaints about this. Please, why can't you do the simple programing task of an option the user can select, saying "don't ask again (until you restart Firefox)."

Thank you.

p.s. if you can't manage that, please change the existing prompt to more honestly read: "Enter your master password. Firefox thinks you're an idiot for not entering your master password, so even though it's not strictly required to sign in to web sites, we're going to ask you again and again, unless you go the trouble of stopping use of master word and then the trouble to restart it. Because that's how Firefox works, and our programmers don't know how, or we don't care enough, to give you the option to suspend this prompt."

Asked by Rick Kane 1 year ago

Last reply by Mario 1 year ago

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suggestion for master password

Hello. I just created a master password to protect my website passwords. However, this master password is required to start a session with Firefox. My suggestion is that … (read more)

Hello. I just created a master password to protect my website passwords. However, this master password is required to start a session with Firefox. My suggestion is that you do not require the master password to start a Firefox session, only to access the passwords information, or to create and remember a login password for a new website. It is a hassle to enter the master password every time I want to use Firefox. Or should I keep firefox open the entire day?

Asked by mcrick07-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by mcrick07-firefox 1 year ago

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PDF VIEWER

I'm using 107.0.1 vers. At this link it states: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer#w_use-a-different-pdf-viewer-for-down… (read more)

I'm using 107.0.1 vers. At this link it states: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer#w_use-a-different-pdf-viewer-for-downloaded-pdf-files

Disable the built-in PDF viewer and use another viewer

You can also set a different third-party PDF viewer to handle PDF files, instead of Firefox’s built-in PDF viewer. To switch from using the built-in PDF viewer to another viewer: 1. Click the menu button and select . 2. In the panel, go down to the Applications section. (SO WHERE IN THE HELL IS THIS SECTION???) YOU CAN'T DO I never selected Mozilla to open any pdf and there's no where to opt out or change based on what all the troubleshooting tips say... All these tips must be located on a much older version of Firefox cause they ain't in my version OR they are hid under some dubious section... Pretty frustrating....when you want to use Adobe and can't cause I'm locked in under Firefox....don't know how that has happened unless it was done automatically under one of the many current upgrades that have been coming down over the last month.

Asked by Army1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Manage exceptions list is empty, and Allow button does not add a site

On a late model Dell laptop, there are no domains listed under Exceptions-Cookies and Site Data. When I key in a domain (whether using www., http, https, or just the doma… (read more)

On a late model Dell laptop, there are no domains listed under Exceptions-Cookies and Site Data. When I key in a domain (whether using www., http, https, or just the domain name by itself.) and click on Allow, that website is not added. It's the same as if browser security is stuck on Remove All Websites. With the same Privacy and Security settings on my desktop, I do not have this problem, so it appears not to be a matter of altering particular settings. Short of removing and reloading Firefox on the laptop, which might work but not teach anybody anything, are there suggestions?

Asked by Quenchoo 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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FF Radio Silence on Floating Videos for TWO YEARS

Made several posts about floating videos and never one answer over the course of two years that I can recall. One of the biggest user problems with FF and we get -- noth… (read more)

Made several posts about floating videos and never one answer over the course of two years that I can recall. One of the biggest user problems with FF and we get -- nothing. If the developers are incapable of solving this go ahead and tell us ! We can look for other browser options. I have researched everything to do with the matter and the topic just round and round and round in circles. Dozens claim to have the answer but they are all full of hooey. Simple question -- time to start looking for options other than FF ?

Asked by JoeJupa 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

private browsing: firefox stores cross site cookies

When I close a private browsing session and open it again, the given permissions for cross-site cookies are still there and Google remembers my last search results from … (read more)

When I close a private browsing session and open it again, the given permissions for cross-site cookies are still there and Google remembers my last search results from the last private session (in the suggestions below the search box)!?

Asked by mm12345 3 months ago

Last reply by mm12345 2 months ago

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Searches apparantly redirected to searchbaron.com from google

I recently changed the Privacy & Security settings in Firefox v100.0.2 (Mac) to "Enable HTTPS-Only Mode in all Windows". Since that change, even though Google is my d… (read more)

I recently changed the Privacy & Security settings in Firefox v100.0.2 (Mac) to "Enable HTTPS-Only Mode in all Windows". Since that change, even though Google is my default search engine, all searches take me to a window that says: "You’ve enabled HTTPS-Only Mode for enhanced security, and a HTTPS version of www.searchbaron.com is not available." I did a google search and the recommendation was to delete the searchbaron extension in Extensions but there isn't one there. I like the security of only going to https sites and if possible would like to keep that setting.

Does anyone know what is going on and how I can fix this? Thanks.

Asked by mnfriedman1 2 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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My hosting is blocked by "Safe Browsing"

Dear Support, I posted my js-library on the hosting https://rombase.ru/o5/olga5/o5.js and copied it to https://leonrom.github.io/o5/olga5/o5.js I try to connect to it fr… (read more)

Dear Support, I posted my js-library on the hosting https://rombase.ru/o5/olga5/o5.js and copied it to https://leonrom.github.io/o5/olga5/o5.js

I try to connect to it from Blogger, for example: https://olga-5.blogspot.com/2020/02/olga5-shp.html?o5debug=2 and I change the link to the library's hosting in the <head> of my blog.

The Chrome browser works the same way wherever o5.js is located. But Mozilla, when placed on rombase.ru, swears in the console: `The resource at “https://rombase.ru/o5/olga5/o5.js” was blocked by Safe Browsing`

My Firefox is 109.0.1 (64 bit) under MX Linux

Could you please tell me: what is the "safety"-difference between rombase.ru and leonrom.github.io? What shall I change in rombase.ru to work properly?

Thank you PS Connecting via VPN (from Ukraine) does not help

Asked by romleon 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Address Autofill is not an option

I am a UK user and have just installed and started to use Firefox on a brand new Linux Mint installation. As I am transferring from a Windows/Chrome environment, there i… (read more)

I am a UK user and have just installed and started to use Firefox on a brand new Linux Mint installation. As I am transferring from a Windows/Chrome environment, there is a lot of setting up to do. Firefox transferred most of the chrome info for me, and so I was able to get up and running with bookmarks and logins quite quickly. However, there is one problem that I can't seem to resolve.

I have been able to set up my credit card details, and these are prompted when needed, BUT, Firefox will not remember my name, email, phone or address. Thus for every form that I have to fill, I have to enter these details, again and again (and again).

I have looked at settings and see that the 'Autofill Address' option is not present (see attachment).

I have followed and implemented the fix proposed elsewhere, to update/add GB as an address format. This has not made a difference.

Can anyone please help.

Regards,

Mark

Asked by mark_holtom 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Firefox 112.0 logs out all tabs on exit

My Firefox recently updated itself to version 112.0 - since then, when I close all its windows and then run FF again, on all websites opened in tabs (e.g. Facebook, Googl… (read more)

My Firefox recently updated itself to version 112.0 - since then, when I close all its windows and then run FF again, on all websites opened in tabs (e.g. Facebook, Google Search etc.) I am logged off. In previous FF versions, my logged-in status was preserved between individual FF runs. Firefox not only logs me out of all sites, but also logs me out of the LastPass extension, which also stayed logged in in previous Firefox versions. Anyone knows what is going on? I dont want to have to relogin to all sites each time...

Asked by microworks 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

Logins and password losts

My profile is not able to recover saved password. Logins.json file copied in the new profile but password not visible. In the default profile logins.json.corrupt appeared… (read more)

My profile is not able to recover saved password. Logins.json file copied in the new profile but password not visible. In the default profile logins.json.corrupt appeared. I am looking for a procedure to recover information in corrupted profile. Can you help?

Asked by Testone99 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Viewing passwords in password manager

I really didn't want to make an account and synchronise.... I only use the passwords on this machine. But I do need to view them all in. So, set that all up, synchronise… (read more)

I really didn't want to make an account and synchronise.... I only use the passwords on this machine. But I do need to view them all in.

So, set that all up, synchronised...even rebooted. But still can not see my passwords? I'm logged into several sites...auto logged in every time. Just that I have forgotten what some of them are....Firefox knows? But still won't let me see or download them.

I also can't seem to find my logins.json file...but it must be somewhere as firefox has remembered all the passwords!

says 'No synchronised logins found.'

I'm also on linux here if that matters. Seems to be a bug or i'm not doing that I do need to do?

Asked by jakemaverick 5 months ago

Last reply by jakemaverick 5 months ago