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Firefox 78 (PC, 64bit W10) pauses after pressing return

I've been using Firefox for many (many) years, but the latest version is driving me mad. We are limited to high latency satellite internet, which I fully understand, but … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many (many) years, but the latest version is driving me mad. We are limited to high latency satellite internet, which I fully understand, but the current version of Firefox is painfully slow to respond after hitting "return".....

If I type in the URL box, or something in the search box (being old fashioned I still use the search box in the middle of the screen, I don't like typing in the URL box no matter how much "they" highlight it) when I hit return NOTHING HAPPENS (at least for a while!). Initially I thought I had a faulty keyboard, or that I was hitting shift by mistake, but when I started being more careful and taking note I realised that the slowness is Firefox. It can take several seconds of zero apparent activity before the two dots start flashing in the tab header.

The machine is high spec, not under load, and no other applications seem to be suffering. I do accept that the high latency means that transactions take some time, but the delay appears to be before Firefox starts doing anything - the screen does not change, no alternating dots in the tab header, nothing happening in the tab footer etc. I've repeatedly found myself pressing return again, thinking I missed!!

Is this a "new feature"? Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

Asked by Andrew 19 hours ago

Language by Location

I use a VPN connection. My browser settings are set to English, however due to my VPN, when accessing websites the language changes. How can i prevent location from impac… (read more)

I use a VPN connection. My browser settings are set to English, however due to my VPN, when accessing websites the language changes. How can i prevent location from impacting the desired language? Many thanks.

Asked by anthony.welsh 12 hours ago

Airpods not properly conecting to Google Video

Hi - When on Google Video, my firefox does not allow me to select my connected Airpods as a "Speaker" option. However, it allows me to select the Airpods as a "Microphone… (read more)

Hi - When on Google Video, my firefox does not allow me to select my connected Airpods as a "Speaker" option. However, it allows me to select the Airpods as a "Microphone" only. This is not an issue on Google Chrome and believe it is a Mozilla integration issue.

Has anyone else had this issue? It would be great for Mozilla to fix so I don't have to do a Google Video in a different web browser.

Asked by ferber.kevin 12 hours ago

Firefox78 How to Remove One-Click Search from Address Bar

I'm not going to get into the complete and utter disaster that 78 is. I'll keep my grief and anguish to myself. The fact that I have to click spacebar to get to the old (… (read more)

I'm not going to get into the complete and utter disaster that 78 is. I'll keep my grief and anguish to myself. The fact that I have to click spacebar to get to the old (vastly superior) dropdown list makes me irate. (This is the first time I've explored other programs outside of firefox in over 15 years.) So, I've done this, I've clicked spacebar on the address bar, I can now see my old list of recent or popular, or whatever sites that I frequent the most. But now there's this completely worthless "Search with..." at the top. I've deleted all but one of these search options from the "One-Click Search" in options, but it won't let me delete the last one. I don't need another place to search or something else that I quite frankly don't need in my way. At the top of the search page under options there's this neat little feature called "Search Bar" It's insanely brilliant, I use it all the time. sits right next to the address bar, simple, easy, functional. When I click on the address bar itself, It's all ready for me to search, again, brilliant. Why do I need a 3rd option to get to the same thing?

How do I remove the one-click search from appearing in the address bar dropdown?

Asked by darthno2 11 hours ago

How Do I Get My URL Address Bar Back?

I previously disabled the the new Firefox Megabar, however with the FF 78 update it reverted back to 'Megabar'. How do I get rid of Megabar??? (It's annoying as hell.) I… (read more)

I previously disabled the the new Firefox Megabar, however with the FF 78 update it reverted back to 'Megabar'. How do I get rid of Megabar??? (It's annoying as hell.)

I would like my address bar with my most frequently visited sites back (that I've had on my URL bar list for years). What do I do?

Asked by Azure 10 hours ago

Firefox on Windows - Trackers Identified vs Protection Dashboard Issues

There are two issues (or confusion) concerning tracker notifications on Firefox for Windows. Recently after a FF update, I noticed, when opening a URL link, a small pop u… (read more)

There are two issues (or confusion) concerning tracker notifications on Firefox for Windows. Recently after a FF update, I noticed, when opening a URL link, a small pop up window, lower right hand side would open listing the trackers associated with that page. Most are lined out and a few are not (depends on the page). Then the pop up window goes away.

First issue: How do you make that pop up stay open so that you can read the information it is displaying? How can you recall the pop up, if you need to? What does lined out mean vs. not lined out? Obviously, I can take a guess here but it would be nice to have an official reference or explanation.

Second Issue: I would expect that the Safe Protection Dashboard would be in agreement with the info displayed in that tracker pop up window. It does not. Open a URL, the tracker pop up window opens and lists, for example: 8 trackers, 6 of which are lined out, 2 are not. Go to the Safe Protection dashboard and it ALWAYS says "No trackers know to Firefox were detected on this page." --> Well, something ain't right here. These two tracker status indicators should be in agreement. And, just in case, they don't have to be in agreement, then there should be some explanation as to why there are different results.

Thank you for a great product and the attention to detail.

Asked by StPete 9 hours ago

Firefox can't update!

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automa… (read more)

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automatically install updates. However i disabled background service. I don't want to use it. And automatic updates are still enabled, so there shouldn't be reason for it - to not work. Thanks for answer.

Asked by empleat 8 hours ago

Themes don't change home page every time I close then open Firefox

Hello. As the title states, themes don't seem to be working as they should. If I apply the theme, and it changes the tab bar, and it will change the home page as it shou… (read more)

Hello. As the title states, themes don't seem to be working as they should. If I apply the theme, and it changes the tab bar, and it will change the home page as it should. After I close and then re-open Firefox, however, the home page goes back to being un-themed, despite (as far as I can tell) everything else that should be affected by the theme still being themed. I am using the official dark theme that comes with the browser, and the only extensions that I have that should affect it are Dark Reader and Firefox Color, though the problem still occurs with them disabled. My other extensions are listed in the "Installed Plugins" part. The issue seems to happen on both Kubuntu and Windows. Thank you for reading. EDIT: I tried without Color, and it worked. I think it was applying an old theme I made on Color that looked like the dark theme but with a white start page. Sorry for the mistake on my end.

Asked by louisgarbour 7 hours ago

Business Page Will Not Show Up

I own a company - A TRANSPORTATION SERVICE (LLC) located in Palm Springs, CA. I cannot get the business page w/map to show up when I do a search. It works fine with Micro… (read more)

I own a company - A TRANSPORTATION SERVICE (LLC) located in Palm Springs, CA. I cannot get the business page w/map to show up when I do a search. It works fine with Microsoft Edge and GOOGLE Chrome. Also, using Iphone's Safari, the business page does not show up. Will you be so kind and provide some help in fixing this problem please.

Asked by A TRANSPORTATION SERVICE LLC 7 hours ago

Can't retrieve Passwords after new upgrade of browser

I was upgraded to the latest version and since then I can not retrieve ANY of my old/current passwords. I have to log in each password to use sites and when I try to look… (read more)

I was upgraded to the latest version and since then I can not retrieve ANY of my old/current passwords. I have to log in each password to use sites and when I try to look at the LOCKWISE page it is empty. I did not have a master password set prior to this upgrade so when I tried to change to a new password it does not allow me to change it.

WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?

I know the passwords are there but why is Firefox doing this?

Asked by nriquelovesacting 6 hours ago

Horizontal scroll bar has gone awol

I lost the horizontal scroll bar a few days ago, i.e. some time after the last update. I don't know what I did. I have Firefox 78.0.1 on Windows 10. I can still scroll us… (read more)

I lost the horizontal scroll bar a few days ago, i.e. some time after the last update. I don't know what I did. I have Firefox 78.0.1 on Windows 10. I can still scroll using the left and right arrow keys but using the mouse is much easier. I still have a vertical scroll bar and can still use the mouse to scroll vertically.

Asked by msturdy77 6 hours ago

Pest screens on restart after Firefox updates

When a routine Firefox update happens on the first restart I will get "pest" screens, a browser tab, one in particular is for Ant video downloader but there are others, a… (read more)

When a routine Firefox update happens on the first restart I will get "pest" screens, a browser tab, one in particular is for Ant video downloader but there are others, all related to add-ons I have installed. These are a pain in their own right but they also stop Restore Previous Session from working.

How can I defeat these screens?

Asked by foot 3 hours ago

Disable Drop Down menue of Search engines, in search box

I have checked this problem in the forum and the answers are all 3 years old and the about:config no longer contains the items they say to fix as described. When I click … (read more)

I have checked this problem in the forum and the answers are all 3 years old and the about:config no longer contains the items they say to fix as described.

When I click in the search box to start to type a search, a drop down menu appears showing several other search engines. All of which I removed as alternates in the "One Click" search engine Options.

I do not want Firefox offering anyone an option to use another Search engine.

Can this drop down menu be disabled ?

The forum solution fixes, for this situation, no longer apply to the current version of Firefox

Thanks

John

Asked by Fallonjd 2 hours ago

Can't use non-default sound output device for google meet calls

I can't change output device in GoogleMeet. FF just uses the system default device though I have several. I found a report https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14… (read more)

I can't change output device in GoogleMeet. FF just uses the system default device though I have several.

I found a report https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1473070 It perfectly describes my situation and it was closed due to closure of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=934425

I guess the problem had to be solved 2 years ago, but I still encounter it.

Did I miss something? Should I somehow additionally configure my FF?


I'm using FF 78.0.2 Win 10 1909

Asked by lucky555strike 2 hours ago

I'm getting this warning message for a website created by our company. How can we get rid of this message?

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to anzacavenuewreckers.com.au. If you visit this site, attackers … (read more)

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to anzacavenuewreckers.com.au. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by sainaveen44 56 minutes ago

unable to add att.net email account

I have 3 ATT.net email accounts. They work on android devices and Firefox. 2 have been in use for years on Thunderbird. The third is fairly new and get error message when… (read more)

I have 3 ATT.net email accounts. They work on android devices and Firefox. 2 have been in use for years on Thunderbird. The third is fairly new and get error message when trying to add to Thunderbird. (Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password). I know the username and password are correct. The configuration is the default pop3 settings (same as other ATT.net accounts on Thunderbird). What is the hangup?

Asked by john.larribeau 53 minutes ago