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cannot access one particular website. either error message 'timed out' OR 'problem loading page' appears. I have tried two browers and several search engines; removed bookmark/favorites and saved password for this site

cannot access one particular website. either error message 'timed out' OR 'problem loading page' appears. I have tried two browers and several search engines; removed bo… (read more)

cannot access one particular website. either error message 'timed out' OR 'problem loading page' appears. I have tried two browers and several search engines; removed bookmark/favorites and saved password for this site

Asked by jeanstclair 3 months ago

Last reply by bpd303 3 hours ago

Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-on broke

I use the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-on to navigate Firefox (and my entire computer) by voice. Recently the extension stopped working properly, and when I tried to unin… (read more)

I use the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-on to navigate Firefox (and my entire computer) by voice. Recently the extension stopped working properly, and when I tried to uninstall and re-install the plug-in, it would not work at all.

This is the installation link Nuance provides: https://dnsriacontent.nuance.com/15/setup/ffinstall.html.

When you try to click the "Install" button, nothing happens. This has caused Dragon to stop working with almost the entirety of Firefox. Please advise on if an update is coming.

Asked by chelsea.hansen33 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

Restore the "Open in Firefox" WITHOUT asking, and WITHOUT downloading

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution. Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a p… (read more)

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution.

Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a page, it would "Open in Firefox" in a new tab. Then after reading it or printing it or whatever I wanted to do, I could click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button if I wanted to save it, and an Explorer would open up allowing me to select where I want to put it and what I want to call it (if I wanted to change the name it comes with) before downloading/saving.

Now, when I click a link it just downloads (even though most of the time I don't want that). Despite all I've read, I've tried a dozen settings, and I CANNOT get that behavior back.

If I set the browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to False, and select "Open with Firefox" when it prompts me, I can't get it to STOP prompting me. It prompts me EVERY TIME, even though I have checked the box repeatedly for "Do this automatically for files like this from now on"

And yet it is STILL downloading automatically when it opens for viewing in the new tab, and I am forever now cleaning and deleting crap out of my downloads.

I have my default PDF reader set to the reader I like, and when I'm NOT in Firefox, I do NOT want to have to right-click and select my preferred reader each time.

But when I AM IN FIREFOX, what I need it to do is

- Open in Firefox, in a new tab, 
- DON'T prompt me, just do it, and 
- DON'T download it, unless if I then want to keep it I click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button.

HOW CAN I GET IT THIS BEHAVIOR BACK PLEASE?

Asked by JeffNLisa 3 months ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago

Firefox freezes when I use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

I am running Windows 10 Enterprise Edition 21H2 (Build 19044.1889). When I use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection and Firefox is currently running, version 103.0.2 (64-… (read more)

I am running Windows 10 Enterprise Edition 21H2 (Build 19044.1889). When I use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection and Firefox is currently running, version 103.0.2 (64-bit), Firefox freezes. None of the tabs respond. Other apps are working fine, except for Firefox. There are no crash reports to post here. Appreciate any advice to eliminate this issue.

Asked by woodj1 3 months ago

Last reply by pierrech 5 days ago

Can not disable address bar search

I got a new computer running windows 11. I installed Firefox as my default browser. I then noticed the address bar performing search which is annoying as hell and actua… (read more)

I got a new computer running windows 11.

I installed Firefox as my default browser. I then noticed the address bar performing search which is annoying as hell and actually and interferes with productivity as I use search. Basically, I have to redo searches after the address bar. It is problematic. The one off search from address bar according to last survey only 26% of users like it. rest want it gone.

As for me, I have tried the solution of Keyword set to false and the browser url oneoff also set to false.

I saw another suggested item of turn off keyword search. However, that item does not have an off button or switch within Windows 11. Just check marks of the suggested keywords that developers installed into the field when downloaded. I unchecked all the items as that was the only change I could do. So, there is no keyword selected. I closed all browser windows and restarted Firefox.

The address bar search still occurs. This make the previous question and answer solution invalid as of August 12, 2022.

I consider this a BUG and a major development of Firefox browser failure. When I search, I am looking for generally wide range of results and alternative search options are better than specific one off search. Best example; What is difference between Clementines and Mandarins? As a one off search you get one set of results. When you use the proper search box of a search engine, you get totally different results that are more useful and less time consuming to know the full range of answers, history, physical traits as well as other items not considered in the address bar search. In the search engine box, you do get the address bar search items. However, they always are 6 to 20 down the list of preferred or most useful. However, the address bar search results do not have all the top 5 items from the search engine search. It is a matter of how the address bar does the search that is at issue. For whatever reason, the results are not as good as direct input. You will have to determine through investigation why that is. However, that is a year's worth of investigation if anyone would do it. In the mean time, this address bar search needs a simple button that does all the changes necessary to make it stop!

Additionally, I find multiple related search options that are given by search engines extremely helpful when looking for related type of searches. This is something that the address bar search can not do and was never designed or allowed to do. Thus, it causes loss of productivity.

As such and because it does cause loss of productivity, it is a BUG and by law, Mozilla must remove items or provide easy solution to stop productivity failure.

The current solution does not work. That means Mozilla must provide an update immediately to make this feature go away for those who find it annoying, useless or interference with productivity!

Asked by pmadison1 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Videos Do Not Play After Update

I updated my Firefox today and now videos do not play. I had this problem back in April after an update and I spent weeks troubleshooting it. Eventually I got it to work … (read more)

I updated my Firefox today and now videos do not play.

I had this problem back in April after an update and I spent weeks troubleshooting it. Eventually I got it to work after trying all of the following (then, and again now):

Things I've Tried: 1.) Clearing data (cache and cookies) 2.) Turning off "Strict Mode" 3.) Running CCleaner 4.) Disabling/enabling HW acceleration 5.) Checking that the DRM box is checked (and trying it without it checked) 6.) Refreshing Firefox 7.) Uninstalling/Reinstalling 8.) Updating my Windows install 9.) Updating drivers 10.) Disabling all Firefox extensions 11.) Running without extensions 12.) Running in Firefox Troubleshooting Mode 13.) Running Windows in Safe Mode with Networking 14.) Running a fresh install of Firefox without signing in after deleting all traces of Firefox from my PC (including Program Data folders, registry entries, etc.)

What finally worked back in April was to dive into "about:config" and change "media.rdd-processenable" to "false".

That fix does not work this time around.

In the meantime I've been using Brave and having no issues. I've tried video playback in Chrome, Opera, and Edge on this computer with no issues. This playback problem is exclusive to Firefox.

Video playback still works just fine on my 4 home PCs running Windows 10 and Pop_OS (3 self-built, one Asus laptop) using this same build of Firefox.

Other/Rant: I suspect this is a Firefox/Windows 11 problem. Most likely this is not something I can fix myself, but it's incredibly frustrating since I'm buried deep in the Mozilla ecosystem and use it for work. I'd prefer not to have to swap between browsers just so I can watch videos; too many windows open on this tiny work laptop isn't fun to juggle. Basic video playback is the #1 thing I use my web browser for at both work and home so it'd be nice if this irritating, months-long, unacceptable issue were resolved. A modern browser that has video playback issues? What good is it then? What's most irritating is that it seems I'm the one of a very small number of users with this issue, since I see very little posted about it online.

I've been a Firefox user primarily for almost half a decade now - moved over from Chrome for privacy issues. Never had a problem until 4/22 of this year and considering it's still an issue 3 months later... it has me re-evaluating the reliability and my commitment to an otherwise amazing browser.

Asked by Exare 4 months ago

Last reply by OdeonFF 1 month ago

Firefox Freezes when I copy links

Over the past few weeks, any time I copy a link, whether it's an email address or a URL, from within any page while using Firefox, FF will freeze? Pause? not respond.. fo… (read more)

Over the past few weeks, any time I copy a link, whether it's an email address or a URL, from within any page while using Firefox, FF will freeze? Pause? not respond.. for 5 - 15 seconds. I've not done a reset yet.. Windows 11, 16GB RAM, 2GB Video, religiously updated and maintained laptop

Asked by BRAM SCOLNICK 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

when accessing LOWES, only, access denied

I've cleared cache, history, passwords, updated to latest and still: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/u/login" on this server. Refe… (read more)

I've cleared cache, history, passwords, updated to latest and still:

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/u/login" on this server.

Reference #18.ac912f17.1661036425.aac8bd6f

Works on Safari and Chrome.

Asked by Don 3 months ago

Last reply by ozelsuheda1903 1 month ago

yahoo email issues

Yesterday for most of the day Yahoo mail was working fine. Last night I was able to pull up my emails, but all the controls were not working, Can't delete, arrow up or d… (read more)

Yesterday for most of the day Yahoo mail was working fine. Last night I was able to pull up my emails, but all the controls were not working, Can't delete, arrow up or down, settings won't come up. It's like all the tabs are not highlighted to click on. I haven't done any updates, nothing changed. It's not Yahoo, works fine in Chrome.

Asked by gjtspiep 3 months ago

Last reply by uk012429 1 month ago

My data of firefox account has missed after ubuntu update.

Hello, I have too many information in my Firefox account but. Before updating I was logout from account and logged only when upgrade is completed. But when I have logged… (read more)

Hello,

I have too many information in my Firefox account but. Before updating I was logout from account and logged only when upgrade is completed. But when I have logged I have noticed that my account don't have any data/password so on. How can I recover it? Is it possible to contact Mozilla support to request to restore my account and tell me why it has been removed?

Asked by Dmytro 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Duo Authenication Not Working

Hi - I work from home and for the past few years have used Firefox as my preferred browser, with bookmarks and passwords all saved to my account. My employer uses "Duo" a… (read more)

Hi - I work from home and for the past few years have used Firefox as my preferred browser, with bookmarks and passwords all saved to my account.

My employer uses "Duo" authentication to sign into applications.

This used to work with Firefox but not it has stopped working. I get prompted to sign in but my details are recognised and it just keeps asking me to sign in. When I neter them the browser keeps balnking them out.

This works on Chrome so I know it must be something to do with Firefox.

I really don't want to change browsers but if this ca't be resolved I'll have to stop using Firefox and delete it.

Regards Steven

Asked by steven.hale 3 months ago

Last reply by Joe Martin 1 month ago

Windows 11 taskbar is showing all open tabs vs. open windows

Under Windows 10, the Windows taskbar showed Firefox open windows. After migrating to Windows 11, the Windows taskbar shows all tabs opened, without grouping them by wind… (read more)

Under Windows 10, the Windows taskbar showed Firefox open windows. After migrating to Windows 11, the Windows taskbar shows all tabs opened, without grouping them by window.

I read this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1222298

but the suggested fix isn't shown in about:preferences

Is this a Windows 11 thing, or am I missing a Firefox solution?

Asked by Nick 3 months ago

Last reply by techguy150 1 month ago

Can't Establish Secure Connections to Common Web Sites

I've been using Firefox as my preferred browser for almost as long as it has been available. And I keep it right up to date. Right now, it's having problems establishing… (read more)

I've been using Firefox as my preferred browser for almost as long as it has been available. And I keep it right up to date.

Right now, it's having problems establishing secure connections to very common web sites like https://Google.ca, and https://www.theguardian.com/uk. The former seems to work intermittently, and Google.com always seems to work. Web sites for some major international retailers like Home Depot were also nonfunctional a few weeks ago, but seem to be more consistent now.

Microsoft Edge has no problems displaying any of these web sites on the same computer. And I've been using it more and more recently. This is annoying since I have all of my bookmarks in Firefox.

I have gone through all of the Firefox settings looking for adjustments which might help, but none of the ones I tested made any difference.

I really hope you can help because this problem is costing me a lot of extra time. If I'm forced to switch to another browser, it's unlikely that I'll ever come back to Firefox.

Gordon Latos Calgary, Alberta

Asked by gdl1 4 months ago

Last reply by EllesBelles 1 month ago

Addons and themes no longer downloading

ever since the latest update to my firefox browser, every time i go to download a theme or addon it says "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." … (read more)

ever since the latest update to my firefox browser, every time i go to download a theme or addon it says "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." every single addon even featured ones do this, so does themes. is there a way i can fix this?

Asked by Ely 3 months ago

Last reply by petergroft 1 month ago

How to delete these notifications that appear when screenshots are taken

Hello, I want to permanently remove these notifications by whatever means necessary. This is the same issue that was[[ previously discussed here.|https://support.mozill… (read more)

Hello,

I want to permanently remove these notifications by whatever means necessary.

This is the same issue that was[[ previously discussed here.|https://support.mozilla.org/no/questions/1237229]] previously discussed here. However, the chosen solution is only a temporary workaround, I am only interested in a permanent fix. I have dom.webnotifications.enabled set to false yet these notifications still appear. Is it possible to disable them using a policies.json file?

Asked by gsrgtrdg4565653 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Nuance Dragon Pro Extension to use Firefox browser w Voice command

Hi Firefox support I am using Nuance Dragon Professional and trying to install the Dragon extension into Firefox. This is because I am disabled and my hands do not work w… (read more)

Hi Firefox support

I am using Nuance Dragon Professional and trying to install the Dragon extension into Firefox. This is because I am disabled and my hands do not work well See this link https://dnsriacontent.nuance.com/13/setup/ffinstall.html?lang=ENX&browser=firefox

When I hit the install the extension button on the screen nothing happens

I did check to see if this extension was in the Mozilla Firefox extension library and no success

I can make this work with Google Chrome but I would prefer to stick with Firefox Chris Gullett - cg@printstar.biz

Asked by cg12 3 months ago

Last reply by a.j.newsham 2 months ago