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A Microsoft Bing connect string pops up in my address bar everytime I connect to FireFox

This string that pops up https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D080921-N9996AAA1CF2EE4B&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3335739 My PC immediately connects to Bing every … (read more)

This string that pops up https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D080921-N9996AAA1CF2EE4B&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3335739

My PC immediately connects to Bing every time I connect or press the Home icon

I have used FireFox exclusively for more than 20 years - my current PC operating system is Windows 10 and I have never used Bing as my search engine

Can you please help

Asked by Wearmouth 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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printing KenKen puzzles has always worked. Now the right two columns are incomplete.

Printing kenken puzzles has always worked. starting on July 14, the right two columns of the puzzle are incomplete. All other programs that I have tried print fine, and… (read more)

Printing kenken puzzles has always worked. starting on July 14, the right two columns of the puzzle are incomplete. All other programs that I have tried print fine, and a kenken puzzle in EDGE prints fine. Also trying to print other items in Firefox does the same thing. Conclusion is that the problem is in Firefox. Suggestions please.

Asked by randhdanforth 6 months ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 5 months ago

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Completely lost LH bookmarks after a firefox crash where to restart where it was before ?

Hellow all An unexpected firefox crash has completely ruined where I was before. I am completely bewildered over this one. I lost my bookmarks so I´ve selected toolbars a… (read more)

Hellow all

An unexpected firefox crash has completely ruined where I was before. I am completely bewildered over this one. I lost my bookmarks so I´ve selected toolbars and the bit regarding new folder but nothing happens. This step by step approach isn´t working and in no time a time out occurs. I cannot restore and opening a new tab all I get is an unstoppable wheel. It´s pretty hopeless.

Has anyone any ideas ? rich

Asked by richwalters 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Suddenly cannot open local .py files (Python source files) as plain text

Hello. Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what … (read more)

Hello.

Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what I want; e.g., it is a way that I view my notes, refer to examples, and so on.

Starting a few days ago, when I click such a link, I now get a pop-up window with the two options "Open with" or "Save file." I have tried a number of things to get back to the old behavior, including deleting the handlers.json file in my Profile folder, running a full Refresh, and creating a new profile. None of these got me back to the old behavior: displaying the .py file as plain text.

If I set the "Open with" option in that pop-up window to Firefox, I just keep getting the pop-up over and over again, while a new tab is created each time.

Note: if I look at a .py file on GitHub, there is no problem: again, the file just displays.

I suspected this behavior is connected with my having installed the latest version of Python (3.9.6) a few days ago, and I just confirmed this by updating Python on another machine. That is, on the other machine, the .py file would display as plain text until just now, after I update Python there.

So, I believe the Python installation is the cause of the problem, but, nonetheless, it seems to me that I should be able to set (or unset?) something within Firefox to make .py files open as plain text, as they used to.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by bjkeefe 5 months ago

Last reply by bjkeefe 4 weeks ago

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Quick question about Firefox Containers

Hi! I have the strictest anti-tracking protection enabled and have one question: Firefox prevents cross-site cookies by default, but if I install Firefox Containers, does… (read more)

Hi! I have the strictest anti-tracking protection enabled and have one question: Firefox prevents cross-site cookies by default, but if I install Firefox Containers, does that mean that those cross-site cookies will be allowed inside that container, even if they're not when browsing outside of any container? My concern is that, if that happened, using Firefox containers would actually diminish privacy instead of increasing it (for example, Facebook would be able to use Instagram cookies because they're in the same container, even though it wouldn't if I hadn't installed Containers). Thanks a lot! Love the Firefox community <3

Asked by Rodrigo 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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Pushy Pushy Pushy

Why do I feel like, every time I upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, that I'm a new user having to jump through the same questions/hoops, close extra windows, and f… (read more)

Why do I feel like, every time I upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, that I'm a new user having to jump through the same questions/hoops, close extra windows, and feel like I'm being bombarded by the combined sales forces of Google, Amazon, and ATT DirectTV all at the same time trying to sell me something?

All I want is a browser that works. Which is what I've wanted since I began using Firefox over a decade ago. I don't want to be "upsold" nor do I want "fries with that". Just a browser (that works).

Please TONE IT DOWN A NOTCH! Or you just might drive this long time customer to something else like, god forbid, EDGE! Geezus...

Asked by Shane 5 months ago

Answered by Seburo 5 months ago

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Do not use the Firefox address bar to search

Hello, I would like to use the search function in the tab again. How can I adjust this? At the moment it is so that when you enter it it appears right above in the link l… (read more)

Hello, I would like to use the search function in the tab again. How can I adjust this? At the moment it is so that when you enter it it appears right above in the link line (see picture). I would like it to be in the search below, directly in the tab. Before version 88 this was possible. Why was it removed?

hallo, ich möchte wieder im Tab die Suchfunktion nutzen. Wie kann ich dies einstellen? Zur Zeit ist es so, daß bei einer Eingabe es gleich oben in der Linkzeile erscheint (siehe Bild) Dabei möchte ich es unten in der Suche, direkt im Tab haben. Vor Version 88 war das möglich. Warum wurde es entfernt?

Asked by KSMBond 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago

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Signing in to Outlook

When I sign in to Outlook, I have to refresh the page, then it tells me that the password is wrong (which it isn't), so I have to sign in twice to get my email account. … (read more)

When I sign in to Outlook, I have to refresh the page, then it tells me that the password is wrong (which it isn't), so I have to sign in twice to get my email account.

Asked by klavier46 6 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 6 months ago

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A failed download seems stuck in the downloaded files list - can't delete

I tried to download a PDF file, but the download failed. However, Mozilla still thinks it's downloading, shows the download meter (stuck on about 10%), and shows the file… (read more)

I tried to download a PDF file, but the download failed. However, Mozilla still thinks it's downloading, shows the download meter (stuck on about 10%), and shows the file in the downloads list, even though I have deleted it from the list ("Clear downloads"). Clicking the "X" next to the file name also does nothing. What's up?

Asked by 3D4Play 5 months ago

Answered by 3D4Play 5 months ago

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When attempting to log into my Mozilla Firefox account on Firefox Browser on my Dell Laptop Windows 10, I see a blue loading picture in the top left corner of the screen.

So basically the title explains everything. I press the three lines in the right corner, click "Sign In" and it just takes me to the page that I have attached a photo of.… (read more)

So basically the title explains everything. I press the three lines in the right corner, click "Sign In" and it just takes me to the page that I have attached a photo of. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it twice, restarted my laptop, I do not know what to do.

Asked by bellaly438 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Firefox tabs creating tabs on windows taskbar

I'm having a weird issue with Firefox today. When I open a tab it seems to open windows tabs even though everything is containing in a single firefox window. A simple res… (read more)

I'm having a weird issue with Firefox today. When I open a tab it seems to open windows tabs even though everything is containing in a single firefox window.

A simple restart didn't fix it & when I have many tabs open it quickly becomes sensory overload.

Asked by Jorden.Belanic 6 months ago

Answered by Jorden.Belanic 6 months ago

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Finding locatin of existing bookmarks

I go to show all bookmarks and search for a bookmark I know I saved before. I find it. The problem is it does not tell me what folder I saved that bookmark in. I have … (read more)

I go to show all bookmarks and search for a bookmark I know I saved before. I find it. The problem is it does not tell me what folder I saved that bookmark in. I have dozens of folders and hundreds of bookmarks. How do I tell where that particular bookmark is stored at?

Asked by Dog3456 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Standard Life login

I have Firefox for IOS on a Mac. Since about 4th August 2021, my login to the Standard Life webpage has failed. It works in Safari. Has there been a recent Firefox update… (read more)

I have Firefox for IOS on a Mac. Since about 4th August 2021, my login to the Standard Life webpage has failed. It works in Safari. Has there been a recent Firefox update which is incapatible with the Standard Life login? Thanks for any ideas. Richard Goldsmith

Asked by Richard 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Lost Firefox data after trouble shooting ""A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time" error on Mac. Any way to recover my info?

I had an issue where when I tried to open firefox I received an error that said ""A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time". Afte… (read more)

I had an issue where when I tried to open firefox I received an error that said ""A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time". After looking at some other support articles I came across this article that appeared to fix the issue after entering a command in terminal https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1254772, and I guess I deleted the wrong version because after being able to reopen my browser I had none of my saved bookmarks, extensions, history, or any other account info.

Is there any way I can recover my lost browser info or am I just completely SOL?

Asked by ian83124 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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"Super-bug" - no developer helped in 3 years !!

zefir_zwiejek said I have several hundred tabs, tick them all and want to bookmark them, but that never works. I'm not sure what "tick them all" refers to. There's no bui… (read more)

zefir_zwiejek said

I have several hundred tabs, tick them all and want to bookmark them, but that never works. I'm not sure what "tick them all" refers to.

There's no built-in way to bookmark all open tabs across all windows at once, but Firefox does have a feature to bookmark all of the tabs in the current window to a new folder. The shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+D, or you can find it on

classic Bookmarks menu on the optional menu bar optional Bookmarks menu button for the main toolbar Does that feature work? If not, is there any error message?

Are you still able to add one bookmarks manually, for example by clicking the star icon in the address bar? If that doesn't work, it can indicate a database problem (more details if needed).

I will also add that the "Settings" menu does not open! Settings, formerly called Options, should open an internal page in a new tab. If you type or paste the address about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter, can Firefox show the page?


==Ctrl+Shift+D = NOT WORK / NOR REACTION / NO MESSAGE ERROR /NOTHING HAPPEN This marks 1000 Tabs, but nothing else can be done, no reaction, no error, no message, I don't know how to write or add 1000 tabs to the bookmarks, I asked a many developers, for 3 years and no one can help, I tried 100 different ways and there's nothing I can do, do I really need to lose my data? "Reset firefox completely" = data loss Even moving the profile and trying to restore it always ends with the same problem, still nothing works, how to save all 1000 tabs to a text file, even the best of the best ways fails, because after saving it is 0KB, no data !!!

Asked by zefir_zwiejek 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Tabs increases height when opening certain number of tabs

I don't know if its an issue with the theme or Firefox itself (I think it's Firefox because it already happened on previous versions), but when I open certain number of t… (read more)

I don't know if its an issue with the theme or Firefox itself (I think it's Firefox because it already happened on previous versions), but when I open certain number of tabs, or a tab with certain characteristics that I don't know, the whole row of tabs increases its height. And it annoys me. Thanks beforehand!

Asked by arrietismo 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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search engine bar in middle of home page can be selected, but won't accept typing, which defaults to the menubar at top of page

Suddenly I can't type into the search engine bar which is mid page on my home page. I can select it, but it stays blank and anything I type appears at top of the page in … (read more)

Suddenly I can't type into the search engine bar which is mid page on my home page.

I can select it, but it stays blank and anything I type appears at top of the page in the address bar. This happens with any browser I use on my home page (have tested with Google, Duck Go Go, and a few others; same thing happens.

I'd like to get back functionality on that search engine bar mid page.

I'm operating in Windows 10, with the latest Firefox upgrade installed.

Thank you !

Asked by srodetis 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago