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Changing search engine box also changes default search engine in URL bar

I just updated to 23.0, and for some reason changing the search engine in the search box also changes the default search engine in the URL bar as well. I'm not sure if th… (read more)

I just updated to 23.0, and for some reason changing the search engine in the search box also changes the default search engine in the URL bar as well. I'm not sure if this is intended functionality (I hope it isn't), but it is kind of irritating. I wasn't sure if it was related to an addon I installed around the same time, so I tried disabling that, but the problem was still there; therefore, I'm tentatively assuming it has to do with 23.0.

Asked by ATediousMonocle 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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The only new email that displays today is that from Mozilla. I did the suggested clearing of Cache and Cookies and it did not help.

I am not seeing new emails today in Firefox except the two sent by Mozilla. I am seeing all my new emails on my iphone. I cleared the history for cache and cookies and … (read more)

I am not seeing new emails today in Firefox except the two sent by Mozilla. I am seeing all my new emails on my iphone. I cleared the history for cache and cookies and this did not help. I also tried shutting down the computer and restarting it.

Asked by CampbellAnnG 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Completely disable the infernal TABS

I began on the Web with the NCSA Mosaic browser. I then progressed through Netscape Navigator and into Mozilla ("Mosaic killa") and the original Firefox betas. O, how I… (read more)

I began on the Web with the NCSA Mosaic browser. I then progressed through Netscape Navigator and into Mozilla ("Mosaic killa") and the original Firefox betas. O, how I wax nostalgic for the "good old days" back before Satan discovered the Internet and decided to condemn us all to eternal damnation via the advent of tabbed browsing.

I gave tabs a chance. They only caused clutter, confusion and consumption of screen real estate. Anything that could be done in a new tab could be done much better in a new window. I've been biding my time, waiting for the majority of Web users to realize that tabs were useless and foolish, but alas, the majority of Web users are apparently... useless and foolish.

The next great crime to be committed was for the first Firefox option to change from New Window to New Tab. It took me nearly a year to overcome my habitual clicking on the first option, unintentionally opening a new tab, then having to waste time closing it and going back to carefully scroll down to the next option of New Window.

We were given SOME reprieve with the options to uncheck "Always show the tab bar" and "Open new windows in a new tab instead," but what we really needed was an option to "Open new TABS in a new WINDOW instead." Better yet, one that would say, "Completely disable tabbed browsing and remove all 'tab' options from menus and hotkeys."

Now the Apocalypse is upon us, and with Firefox 23, we are forced to have a stupid TAB at the top of our browser window. We should NOT need to use an add-on or manual code to make it go away. I have trodden the path of righteousness for as long as I could muster, but yea, I grow weary, and the Dark Side is calling me to finally click that box that says "Install Google Chrome."

As for my question.... If I were to join a dating site, should I be upfront and admit my shameful browser choice to prospective partners in my profile, or wait until we know each other better so they are more willing to accept such a flaw in my moral character?

Asked by tabkiller 6 years ago

Last reply by haildarklord 6 years ago

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Firefox ver.23 no longer shows answers.com as an available search engine.

Downloaded ver 23. Health Report suggested a reset. Now Firefox SearchBox no longer shows answers.com as an available option and Manage Search Engines does not list answ… (read more)

Downloaded ver 23. Health Report suggested a reset. Now Firefox SearchBox no longer shows answers.com as an available option and Manage Search Engines does not list answers.com. I did redownload answers.com and it appears as enabled in the extension add on list.

Asked by jhep3304 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How to go back one version?

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful. … (read more)

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista

And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful.

Asked by joetoday 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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The windows of the Windows bar are already a form of tabs, so I don't need them in Firefox. How can I disable them completely from Firefox 23?

RE: TABS ARE WINDOWS! The Windows bar already functions as a tab bar. Those tabs are called "windows." So, I find Firefox tab windows superfluous. How can I disable th… (read more)

RE: TABS ARE WINDOWS! The Windows bar already functions as a tab bar. Those tabs are called "windows." So, I find Firefox tab windows superfluous. How can I disable them completely from Firefox 23? I don't need what is essentially TWO windows bars covering up the entire width of my widescreen monitor's image! I already have a Windows bar at the bottom of my screen and, if I really wanted to, I could change ITS position to the top of the screen, so that it would LOOK like the Firefox tab windows bar. Firefox TABS are, essentially, a superfluous SECOND WINDOWS BAR.

Here are my reasons for why I'd rather use Mozilla's Firefox, than Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Google's Chrome. I love and admire Firefox for Mozilla's intent on good security, for Firefox's Personas add-on, and for Firefox's free use of the Ad-Block add-on which, as you know, has the distinct virtue of reducing screen clutter--the last of which is my motive for wanting to get rid of the SUPERFLUOUS Firefox tabs "windows" bar. I am dreadfully sick of companies forcing miscellaneous bars (mostly representing marketing campaigns trying to sell me something) into my browser (and down my throat) every time I download something. (In case you haven't guessed, I am deliberately referring to your Firefox tabs bar as a "Firefox tabs 'windows' bar," because TABS are WINDOWS!)

Asked by Arthur 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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Setup Printer Preferences and not just margins, etc.

My Printer's default setting is for size A5 (about 8.5"X5.5"). When printing from Firefox I wish to print to Letter size, but must set my printer preferences each time. … (read more)

My Printer's default setting is for size A5 (about 8.5"X5.5"). When printing from Firefox I wish to print to Letter size, but must set my printer preferences each time. Is there a way to have Firefox set the printer's preference for me?

Thanks Uncle Dewey

Asked by Uncle Dewey 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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Please Delete My Account(s)

Hello, I wondering if a moderator/whoever could delete my Firefox Accounts for the forums/add-ons/et cetera for goodjohnjr and maybe goodjohn1984? https://support.mozilla… (read more)

Hello,

I wondering if a moderator/whoever could delete my Firefox Accounts for the forums/add-ons/et cetera for goodjohnjr and maybe goodjohn1984?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/308848

-Thank you

Asked by user308848 6 years ago

Last reply by user308848 6 years ago

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Can't turn off the single tab in 23

There's a single tab and a plus sign next to it in 23. I thought we had the ability to turn that off. While I'm here, I'll also say that for a while now it's been weird,… (read more)

There's a single tab and a plus sign next to it in 23. I thought we had the ability to turn that off.

While I'm here, I'll also say that for a while now it's been weird, opening a new window flashes open for a moment and then flips back to my original window. It makes multi window browsing difficult, sometimes.

Before you ask, no, I never use tabs. I detest tabs.

Asked by myfeetstink 6 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Load Images Automatically Missing

Firefox Version 23.0 Mac 10.8.4 With version 23 of Firefox the preference "Load Images Automatically" under the content tab is GONE. The only options that remain are Blo… (read more)

Firefox Version 23.0 Mac 10.8.4

With version 23 of Firefox the preference "Load Images Automatically" under the content tab is GONE. The only options that remain are Block Pop Up Windows, Fonts & Colors, and Languages.

I use this preference EXTENSIVELY and I have searched every corner of the preference panel in case it was moved and I cannot find it anywhere. Please do not tell me you got rid of this function.

UNRELATED - On this website there is no way to contact support with an existing account. Clicking on the 'I already have an account' button does absolutely nothing. I have tried it in every browser. You must create a new user account to get the page I am writing you on.

This thread has been locked by a moderator because the recent tone of the responses has deteriorated into the gutter. Question asked and answered (repeatedly). Please start your own thread using Ask a question if you need support.

Asked by timt2011 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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My Firefox,Wont Load Facebook and wont open some linkes , like gifs or pictures ?

from one day , my firefox decide to dont load facebook anymore, it gives error when I try to open it , I even update it, bit still~~ and also before I get this problem , … (read more)

from one day , my firefox decide to dont load facebook anymore, it gives error when I try to open it , I even update it, bit still~~ and also before I get this problem , It didnt allow me to open some linkes ,like links of picture or gifs or a page page of facebook !! what can I doo?

Asked by Mrain 6 years ago

Last reply by Mrain 6 years ago

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Why now, since Firefox upgraded to ver23.0.1, can I not load several pages including facebook unless I use I.E Tab ext?

locking as a duplicate, please continue here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968545 Between last night and tonight, suddenly I can't load any pages unless I… (read more)

locking as a duplicate, please continue here - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968545

Between last night and tonight, suddenly I can't load any pages unless I flip back and forth between I.E Tabs. Only difference: Firefox did a bloody update. Why is it that nowadays when a program updates, it always ends up being glitchy or fails entirely. Aren't updates supposed to IMPROVE the program, not break what was already working?

This problem happens on Facebook, twitter, Goodreads, Google, this page... everything. What is the use of having a browser that doesn't work. Come on Mozilla. Please let me roll back to 22. At least that worked. Sorry for the grump here, but I've truly had enough of programs self-"updating" into a version that is crap. With all that programmers have learnt over years of computing, this should not happen any more. If you're going to put out an "update", at least make sure it works fully first. We're not your lab rats for testing.

I've already restarted twice, and once more in safe mode, so please no one give me all the basic advice. Just someone tell the blokes at Mozilla that their update is broken, and they need to patch it. Meanwhile, I'll just run my business loading pages twice in two different browser tabs... or, after more than six years and twenty different version numbers, I might just drop Firefox altogether.

And you know what, I can't even add my Troubleshooting info from the button below. Guess why? That's broken too. As is the button to enter this form.

Asked by Damo 6 years ago

Last reply by Rohithsrk 6 years ago

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Changes in Firefox 23 - not for the better

I just got Firefox 23, and found there is no more Enable Javascript checkbox in the Content area of Preferences and there is no more ability to prevent changes to the fun… (read more)

I just got Firefox 23, and found there is no more Enable Javascript checkbox in the Content area of Preferences and there is no more ability to prevent changes to the functioning of the context menu and prevent the changing of the size or position of the window. I really do not understand why certain settings to control what may be done by web page code to the browser are being gutted out. Presumably it means that any smartass who can write a web page can force my browser window to be whatever size he wants it to be. That used to drive me crazy in the past, and it will do the same thing again. Is there any way to make a capability policy that could stop the resizing of the window? I just found out that I can still use the context menu if I use Shift-right-click. Why the change?

Autohiding the tab bar does not work any more. I thought the big argument for trying to put tabs on top and into the title bar was to save space? Forcing the tab bar to be visible all the time will certainly not save space, so why do it?

My bookmark menu was removed from the bookmarks toolbar. I tried to find a button that would put it back, and there are two bookmarks buttons in the customize window. Are the developers trying to make things harder, or what?

Asked by finitarry 6 years ago

Answered by user633449 6 years ago

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I can't empty the trash in Simple Mail

This is the second time I am asking this question. The last time, I was only given a link to a non-Mozilla site, and they can't help me. I tried enabling the "empty tras… (read more)

This is the second time I am asking this question. The last time, I was only given a link to a non-Mozilla site, and they can't help me.

I tried enabling the "empty trash on exit" box, but it has no effect.

I tried right-clicking on the trash folder and clicking "empty," but I get an error message: Invalid response: no such message.

I am now storing 250 read messages in the trash and climbing. I need some real help, please.

Asked by whatsitsgalore 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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computer crashed and can't do a restore previous setion

see answer and continue with /questions/968819 power fail now can't do a restore previous session when I opened firefox that is all it will go back to … (read more)

see answer and continue with /questions/968819

power fail now can't do a restore previous session when I opened firefox that is all it will go back to

Asked by dwcondra 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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Every time iI try to open an extension from a web site I get two to three more unwanted advert sites from fire fox

Locking as duplicate. Please continue with /questions/968876 When in any web site but I will give ESPN F1 as an example it always shows four latest topics. When I click … (read more)

Locking as duplicate. Please continue with /questions/968876
When in any web site but I will give ESPN F1 as an example it always shows four latest topics. When I click on to any of these up pops another two to four new web sites advertizing all sorts of junk I don't want to know about including very regularly asking if i want a USA green card. How can I stop this. I've tried deleting Firefox and reinstalling but get the same result.

I've been using Fire Fox for well over ten years now both at home and at work where there were no such problems when i retired some four months back.

Can you please help.

Asked by drew.white 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago