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Links from Google automatically opening in new tabs

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked … (read more)

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked around in the settings menu, but I couldn't find any way to alter it. The closest option would be to open link in new window, but I just want to open the link in the tab that I am currently in. I have tried going into about:config although I couldn't find any setting that successfully fixed the issue. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks! - T

Asked by Tt 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 2 years ago

Last reply by Kris 1 year ago

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Ebay and Amazon earches resurrect after relaunch

Hello dear Mozilla community! I've faced an issue with search engines configuration for Firefox on macOS. I'm doing the following: Removing all but one One-Click Search… (read more)

Hello dear Mozilla community!

I've faced an issue with search engines configuration for Firefox on macOS. I'm doing the following:

  1. Removing all but one One-Click Search Engines, leaving only one engine in the list (currently my preference is DuckDuckGo): https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-41-395a2a.png or https://imgur.com/DKqvzZ9
  2. When I type search request in the address bar I'm seeing nice and clean search suggestions from Search Provider of my choice: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-13-a8d46c.png or https://imgur.com/a/slivHlF
  3. Close Firefox
  4. (not sure what other conditions needed)
  5. Open Firefox
  6. When typing search request in the address bar I see that Amazon and Ebay options are back and a suggestion line "This time, search with ..." as added by firefox: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-02-4a25db.png or https://imgur.com/vjq0NCf
  7. In the preference I see that those two searches (Ebay and Amazon) were automatically re-added to One-Click Search Engines: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-23-91dd1d.png or https://imgur.com/ibnlzLS

That issue is happening to me across different versions of firefox and isn't new. I've been seeing it for a few month hoping that to resolve in a newer versions. But as of right now I'm on 82.0.3 (64-bit) and the issue is still there.

It's a bit annoying as I have to my preferences literally every time I need to restart Firefox (which is especially annoying to do right after restarting FF to switch to a newer version).

Any suggestions and help is welcome!

Best regards, Serhii.

Asked by Serhii 2 years ago

Answered by Serhii 1 year ago

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How do I get obsolete info out of a typing box?

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, al… (read more)

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, although I've gone to my Saved Logons in Preference and removed all logons for that site except for the correct one. I have to delete the old username from the typing box every time I log in there, after which I can select the correct (and only) saved username/password.

Asked by sideburns 2 years ago

Answered by sideburns 1 year ago

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My favourite flash game no longer works on latest version of Firefox - but does work on an older version

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work. The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platfor… (read more)

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work.

The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platform on January 1st ... but the existing Flash version still works perfectly ... until YOU came along!

Your so-called "update" made it impossible to even load World Golf Tour's menu screen - I heard the music, but the graphics were frozen.

I'm no Sherlock - but this problem only occurred when Firefox updated.

It took me ages to downgrade back to v.82.3 - but WGT loaded perfectly when I did it.

Proving that it's YOUR fault! So don't give me this "most problems are caused by other peoples' software" stock answer crap.

I WILL upgrade to the latest version of Firefox on January 1st, not one second before.

Is there any way I can turn off the "Download Firefox Update Reminder" until then?

It's really annoying.

Asked by paulstubbs251 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox has huge issue as of a few days ago. Not showing Google search images, Captcha, Drop down search results etc.

Friends, I use FF extensively and prefer not to change but it's been very annoying as of late. Running v83. Even downgraded to v82 and it worked for some minutes but now… (read more)

Friends, I use FF extensively and prefer not to change but it's been very annoying as of late.

Running v83. Even downgraded to v82 and it worked for some minutes but now it's back to same behavior. [struggle to download to 82 is here: https://rezamusic.yolasite.com/technical-tips.php]

If you google "squeeze lemon" for example -- on my Chrome it shows images and a list of drop down subjects "people also ask".

On Firefox, the pictures don't show -- and drop downs are frozen (don't work). Also on other sites that have a Captcha, Firefox just doesn't work. Seems same problem with 82. Help!

Images are from Chrome -- and last one from Firefox

Asked by Someone 2 years ago

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Another Small windoow moving on with high border

I am very very tired from this black border.. I have also tried by uninstall & install firfox setup again & again many times but this problem cant be fixed. Kind… (read more)

I am very very tired from this black border.. I have also tried by uninstall & install firfox setup again & again many times but this problem cant be fixed. Kindly help me as soon as possible..

Kindly assist me step by step ..How can i fix this problem.

Asked by Kamal Oberoi 2 years ago

Last reply by Kamal Oberoi 1 year ago

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Account locked but email works fine

Tried signing in to firefox sync and account got locked with the following message, "The confirmation email we sent to <my email-id>@gmail.com was returned and we’v… (read more)

Tried signing in to firefox sync and account got locked with the following message, "The confirmation email we sent to <my email-id>@gmail.com was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data."

My email works fine and I could use it to login and ask this question. Please help

Asked by alokminesh 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Userid prompt - cannot delete suggestions

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for si… (read more)

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for sites I want to be secure.

I have disabled the form history in options. I have selected each item and tried either delete or shift-delete. None of these options work.

The site continues to present me with 3 userid options.

I hope this is not a major security threat since I am the only user on this computer and the site is one I have never visited, but it worries me nonetheless that I cannot remove the Firefox suggestions.

Asked by RemySecor 2 years ago

Last reply by RemySecor 1 year ago

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How do I delete other booksmarks folder or force firefox to stop using other booksmarks folder?

When I add a bookmark Firefox puts it in either "Other Bookmarks" or "Bookmarks Menu". Having to hunt in two places for new bookmarks is infuriating. How do I get the p… (read more)

When I add a bookmark Firefox puts it in either "Other Bookmarks" or "Bookmarks Menu". Having to hunt in two places for new bookmarks is infuriating. How do I get the programmers to add an option in about:config to remove or disable "Other Bookmarks" so that new bookmarks are just added to "Bookmarks Menu" like they should in a normal world?

Asked by contact001 2 years ago

Last reply by Hans HKW Janetzke 1 year ago

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firefox 82.0.2 I cannot export bookmarks

Hi all I am running firefox 82.0.2 and I cannot export my bookmarks to html When I take the jon file and check it on another browser many bookmarks are missing like a lot… (read more)

Hi all

I am running firefox 82.0.2 and I cannot export my bookmarks to html

When I take the jon file and check it on another browser many bookmarks are missing like a lot

Is there a tool I can use that will export my bookmark -- so the job gets done and I will remove my current version of firefox

Thank you all

Asked by Jesus 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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What happens to my Firefox bookmarks if I choose Sync, will it make bookmarks on all other devices the same?

Just want to confirm if my expectations are correct. If I rearrange, delete, add, edit, etc, my Firefox bookmarks on one of the devices I use with the same account and ch… (read more)

Just want to confirm if my expectations are correct. If I rearrange, delete, add, edit, etc, my Firefox bookmarks on one of the devices I use with the same account and choose Sync, will this make the bookmarks on all other devices the same?

Asked by Startup123 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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Saved JPGs not readable by other apps [FF82]

When I visit sites and try to save JPGs to my system, often times the saved image is not readable on my system by any other apps except Firefox. I tried renaming them to … (read more)

When I visit sites and try to save JPGs to my system, often times the saved image is not readable on my system by any other apps except Firefox. I tried renaming them to png to see if that would change things, but no. The latest batch of images I saved that exhibit this behavior is from aliexpress.com Some sites (unrelated?) only offer webp images to be saved so I usually have to use a different browser to force the images to jpg instead. The images on aliexpress are still identifying as jpg so I don't think the webp issue as rearing here.

Asked by dlafontaine2 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Something is wrong

Hello! I also have a problem with mozilla! The account is always disconnected when I restart the MAC. And I always have to log in to my mozilla account. What can I do to … (read more)

Hello! I also have a problem with mozilla! The account is always disconnected when I restart the MAC. And I always have to log in to my mozilla account. What can I do to stop being delegated? Thanks!

Asked by Razvy 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Vertical scroll bar jumps and skips down especially on long pages

I know this question has been asked before but I am hoping for an update and maybe to learn something new to try... I installed the latest Firefox (April 2021) on Ubuntu … (read more)

I know this question has been asked before but I am hoping for an update and maybe to learn something new to try...

I installed the latest Firefox (April 2021) on Ubuntu mate 64 bit.

I use my laptop Touchpad to move the cursor around on web pages. I go to the vertical scroll bar to scroll down the page... I left click on the scroll bar, hold the left button, then start dragging down on the Touchpad but.

Often, when I am on a web page that is long, the scroll bar will jump and skip all the way to the bottom of the screen even though I'm just dragging it down a little and slowly too. Sometimes the scroll bar keeps racing down the page even when I am not dragging the cursor down at all.

I don't notice this behavior in Chrome or Brave or in other Ubuntu mate user interface elements.

This question has been asked before e.g: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1314677

I tried solutions in that question such as going in to about:config and tried... general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMaxMS (changed this from 150 to 75) general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMinMS (changed this from 150 to 50)

I also downgraded to Firefox 82.0.3 but this has not solved the problem either.

Is this a known bug that is being worked on? What else can I try apart from switching back to Brave?

Cheers,

Flex

Asked by flexmcmurphy 1 year ago

Answered by flexmcmurphy 1 year ago

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Video Driver Fails & Recovers when update to anything beyond 82.0.3

I have Windows 8.1 64 Bit Intel HD Graphics display adapter Ver 9.17.10.2817 I have tried updating to newer versions of Firefox beyond 82.0.3, Refreshing Firefox, Removin… (read more)

I have Windows 8.1 64 Bit Intel HD Graphics display adapter Ver 9.17.10.2817

I have tried updating to newer versions of Firefox beyond 82.0.3, Refreshing Firefox, Removing and reinstalling Firefox and after I do these my video driver fails and recovers when a web page loads in Firefox. No other apps I am running cause the failure. Only Firefox. Firefox works OK on 82.0.3. Windows report of failure is Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent Code: 141

Asked by dd.m 1 year ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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menus too spread out after update to 89 from 82, how to restore?

I use portableapps FF on windows 10. I just updated to 89 from 82 and now all my menus in the toolbar (i.e. my bookmarks as folders) now are much longer due to extra spac… (read more)

I use portableapps FF on windows 10. I just updated to 89 from 82 and now all my menus in the toolbar (i.e. my bookmarks as folders) now are much longer due to extra space between each item. Where I didn't have to scroll before I do now.

How can I change it back to what it was before so the pulldown menus I've tailored with no scrolling required will again work as before.

I have gone back to 82 because of this.

Asked by ff33 1 year ago

Answered by ajohn050 1 year ago

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Firefox display font

I haven't been able to update Firefox (Mac, desktop) since version 82 because all updates use a font I can't read. Websites are displayed correctly, but bookmarks, most … (read more)

I haven't been able to update Firefox (Mac, desktop) since version 82 because all updates use a font I can't read. Websites are displayed correctly, but bookmarks, most Firefox preferences (including about:config), tab headings and search imputs are as shown in the screenshots.

Today I downloaded version 90 and it's still happening. Please see the screenshots of the Firefox welcome screen, and the font selections in the preferences. The version for the screenshots is a new, clean download using default settings, with no addons or bookmarks.

I don't know if the font is a real language or not.

Asked by Haus 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why are you so hard on people with disabilities? --Dark Mode

I was using Firefox and Owl (the addon). I just upgraded to Fedora 36. I treid installing Owl and an alternative called "Dark Reader" and both cause a message stating th… (read more)

I was using Firefox and Owl (the addon).

I just upgraded to Fedora 36. I treid installing Owl and an alternative called "Dark Reader" and both cause a message stating they are corrupted.

I enabled dark mode in the browser. Google immediately changed to a dark background which I can more easily see. This site ignores the setting and is forcing me to work with very limited ivsion

I can barely make out the UI. I found what might be a solution at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1356233 but after hours trying to read it I gave up and am wirting here.

It is very frustrating that other sites respond to firefox settings and your support site does not.

Asked by ThePowerTool 7 months ago

Last reply by Terry 7 months ago