Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ?

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do? Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use t… (read more)

It's a simple question: Why Firefox enforces by default extensions like Amazon, Bing, eBay, Google ? What really these extensions do?

Paradox#1: Firefox enforces to use those totally insecurity and unreliable companies! Paradox #2: Firefox don't even show those extensions mentioned above! Paradox #3: Even when I remove them from "Options->Search Engines" these ones keep being enabled and hidden! Paradox #4: Third party program needed to manage those Firefox hidden extensions! I Disable all above extensions by "CCleaner" and: Paradox #5: they comes back by default in every Firefox damn update!

I wish I'm wrong I would pleased if someone explain in an article, or even in few words, why all those. I think Mozilla should detailed explain.

Thanks in advance and Sorry for my English.

Asked by AntonyMan 1 month ago

Last reply by firefoxylady 5 days ago

Pinch Zoom Functionality

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users? Or if there is a decent work around available yet? And if not, anyone have … (read more)

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users?

Or if there is a decent work around available yet?

And if not, anyone have a good answer as to why Firefox overlooked it in their last major update? Seems rather shortsighted to me. Not being able to pinch zoom on my mac trackpad is highly frustrating. It's pretty much a deal breaker, making me want to migrate back to Chrome or elsewhere. Which is sad, because I thought I'd finally escaped Google for browsing.

Asked by seanyful 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

lost tabs

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to ch… (read more)

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to check if I can access files from live cd and yeah I can see my files but I need to reinstall windows7. When I do it I will loose my files. I need to recover few more things than just files. The question to you is... how can I recover all my tabs, my open session, all logins, passwords etc in Firefox?. Im hoping it is stored somehow deep in windows and I can just copy/paste these files to new reinstalled windows7

Asked by splukany.piotrek 5 days ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 5 days ago

why will Firefox not keep my settings? I must reset all of my settings every time that I log in.

Every time I shut down my computer I have to reset all my preferences and dowload adblock plus. The installer is still on my desktop and I can't remove it. I've put it… (read more)

Every time I shut down my computer I have to reset all my preferences and dowload adblock plus. The installer is still on my desktop and I can't remove it. I've put it in the apps file. This never happened before and I've been using firefox for at least 10 years. This just started happening with the new version of firefox. Please help as it's driving me crazy!

Asked by j.ewert 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Firefox sync asking to constantly re-sign in -

I've been having this problem for a few months and I cannot figure it out. Firefox sync keeps logging me out and asking me to sign in again. Its happening pretty frequent… (read more)

I've been having this problem for a few months and I cannot figure it out. Firefox sync keeps logging me out and asking me to sign in again. Its happening pretty frequently, and I cannot determine what is the cause - anywhere from once a day to seemingly every hour. It doesn't seem to be related to closing/reopening the browser or restarting the computer.

I've tried: uninstalling/reinstalling firefox and running firefox without any addons. In both cases it didn't work - I signed into sync and then it started logging me out and asking me to sign in again within an hour or two.

Asked by James2019 5 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 months ago

expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Can't activate two-step-authentication

I try to add the two-step-authentication to my account, but when I scan the QR-code and enter the generated security code I get the error message "two-step-authentication… (read more)

I try to add the two-step-authentication to my account, but when I scan the QR-code and enter the generated security code I get the error message "two-step-authentication required"; so it tells me I have to enable two-step-authentication before I can enable two-step-authentication?

Asked by Anthesnatidis 4 months ago

Last reply by BRAC 3 months ago

Yahoo hyjacking my google searches.

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove … (read more)

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove the add-on or extension but when I click on "add-ons" or extensions from the menu it just opens a new blank tab in my browser. When I click on search in the preferences menu, google is the only search engine checked in all of my selections. Please help me get rid of the yahoo search.

Asked by markdbrown 3 months ago

Last reply by JWStewart 2 months ago

Logins & Passwords: Can I save multiple different logins on same webpage

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the … (read more)

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the same web page? Thanks TS

Asked by t.stratopoulos 2 months ago

Last reply by arturox 2 days ago

Support RSS+

Don't you think that if browsers rehabilitate a native "RSS one click subscribe" feature, with better UX (RSS actions/reader nicely integrated to the browser) it could re… (read more)

Don't you think that if browsers rehabilitate a native "RSS one click subscribe" feature, with better UX (RSS actions/reader nicely integrated to the browser) it could revolutionize the way we subscribe to content updates, removing the need to rely on emails/newsletters in a lot of cases (then being more eco-friendly)? Users would receive content updates notifications directly in the browser, their feeds being synchronized through their browser account, etc.

Web developpers would just have to place subscription buttons: <input type="subscribe">

And a W3C Standard would unify how browsers should implement the "Subscription" feature, focusing on UX (I feel this is the point influencing usage data for the most part, RSS still being a tech-savvy thing).

Feeds handling was removed in 2018 in Firefox.

Asked by Victor 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

I can't add search engines

When I click the "Add to browser" option on findfind.it (https://www.findfind.it) it used to ask me whether i want to add a new search provider. Now if I click it nothing… (read more)

When I click the "Add to browser" option on findfind.it (https://www.findfind.it) it used to ask me whether i want to add a new search provider. Now if I click it nothing happens anymore.

How can I add it to my search engines?

My system is freshly installed Win 10 with firefox being the only program on this computer.

Asked by derbengale 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Import passwords and logins from .csv file

Hello All, I am trying to import passwords & logins from a .csv file to FF version 82.0 I have enabled "import from a file" option and have a .csv file which I exp… (read more)

Hello All,

I am trying to import passwords & logins from a .csv file to FF version 82.0 I have enabled "import from a file" option and have a .csv file which I exported from FF version 81.0 I believe. I click on import from a file and browse to the file, click Open, and the dialog box disappears, BUT, the passwords don't appear in FF Lockwise, even after I restart FF. Makes me want to switch to Chrome when crap like this happens, or rather doesn't happen. Any help and advice gratefully received.

TIA, Dave.

Asked by winter_david1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Browser Crash and Start-up error

so when ever i open my browser after restarting my laptop, it shows an error which say "do you want to close this browser" and it hangs for around 20 seconds. after waiti… (read more)

so when ever i open my browser after restarting my laptop, it shows an error which say "do you want to close this browser" and it hangs for around 20 seconds. after waiting 20 seconds and close the error pop-up the browser starts to work but like very slow and sometimes it crashes as well in the start. please tell me how to fix this issue.

Asked by farazehsan6 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

Can't log into Amazon account in Firefox.

When I try to log in to my Amazon account, I get to the password box, and it is filled with dots that can't be erased so I can't enter my password. Efforts to reset my pa… (read more)

When I try to log in to my Amazon account, I get to the password box, and it is filled with dots that can't be erased so I can't enter my password. Efforts to reset my password fail because the code sent by Amazon to my phone can't be entered because the password box is filled with dots. I can log in just fine from Chrome.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by kingn 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox crashes soon after startup

After firefox starts, as soon as go to most links, it crashes. I have re-installed It happens in safe mode I wish I could share data from Firefox, but it keeps crashing … (read more)

After firefox starts, as soon as go to most links, it crashes. I have re-installed It happens in safe mode I wish I could share data from Firefox, but it keeps crashing and I can't get to this site.

Last few submitted crashes Report ID Date Submitted bp-e7cabe59-09d6-422d-9cd9-1d6830201024 10/24/2020, 8:09 AM View bp-1e113bbb-1164-41a4-a26e-405630201024 10/24/2020, 8:04 AM View bp-e841f836-d7e5-4c7f-86ea-5b9c00201024 10/24/2020, 8:04 AM View bp-949764b9-4ef9-4109-a9d2-f1fbf0201024 10/24/2020, 8:04 AM View

Asked by mike355 1 week ago

Last reply by Dabgotra 6 days ago

Firefox does not automaticall disconnect from internet when I exit. I must manually disconnect. ????

How do I set it to automatically disconnect from the internet so I do not have to close it and reconnect every time I try to use it again. I get the error message that Fi… (read more)

How do I set it to automatically disconnect from the internet so I do not have to close it and reconnect every time I try to use it again. I get the error message that Firefox must be closed and restarted to connect. Please help. This never used to happen.

Asked by laurelstoy 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago