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Firefox auto suggestion

I am using DuckDuckGo with Firefox because I do not like auto suggestions filling up the search bar while I type. It's so annoying. I have ensured that Settings do not ha… (read more)

I am using DuckDuckGo with Firefox because I do not like auto suggestions filling up the search bar while I type. It's so annoying. I have ensured that Settings do not have auto complete in any way, but still they come. The only solution I can find on this website, which is Stop Auto Search in Firefox

There is a preference to change that back, but it does take a bit of work to find it because of the unusual name: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box in the page, type or paste handoff and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar preference to switch the value from true to false Success?

I had no success with it at all. Please, how can I stop this wretched feature? Thanks.

Asked by CeeBee1952 1 year ago

Answered by CeeBee1952 1 year ago

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Unicode Fonts are not rendered properly

Well this happened after a Firefox Update with that i also suspect that using a User.js can aslo cause it would you like to look for the problem pls. ```js // /* You may… (read more)

Well this happened after a Firefox Update with that i also suspect that using a User.js can aslo cause it would you like to look for the problem pls.

```js // /* You may copy+paste this file and use it as it is.

*
* If you make changes to your about:config while the program is running, the
* changes will be overwritten by the user.js when the application restarts.
*
* To make lasting changes to preferences, you will have to edit the user.js.
*/

/****************************************************************************

* Betterfox                                                                *
* "Ad meliora"                                                             *
* version: 107a1                                                           *
* url: https://github.com/yokoffing/Betterfox                              *
                                                                                                                                                        • /

/****************************************************************************

* SECTION: SECUREFOX                                                       *
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/** TRACKING PROTECTION ***/ user_pref("browser.contentblocking.category", "strict"); user_pref("privacy.trackingprotection.emailtracking.enabled", true); user_pref("urlclassifier.trackingSkipURLs", "*.reddit.com, *.twitter.com, *.twimg.com, *.tiktok.com"); user_pref("urlclassifier.features.socialtracking.skipURLs", "*.instagram.com, *.twitter.com, *.twimg.com"); user_pref("privacy.partition.always_partition_third_party_non_cookie_storage", true); user_pref("privacy.partition.always_partition_third_party_non_cookie_storage.exempt_sessionstorage", false); user_pref("beacon.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.uitour.enabled", false);

/** OCSP & CERTS / HPKP ***/ user_pref("security.OCSP.enabled", 0); user_pref("security.remote_settings.crlite_filters.enabled", true); user_pref("security.pki.crlite_mode", 2); user_pref("security.cert_pinning.enforcement_level", 2);

/** SSL / TLS ***/ user_pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", true); user_pref("browser.xul.error_pages.expert_bad_cert", true); user_pref("security.tls.enable_0rtt_data", false);

/** FONTS***/ user_pref("layout.css.font-visibility.private", 1); user_pref("layout.css.font-visibility.trackingprotection", 1);

/** RFP ***/ user_pref("browser.startup.blankWindow", false); user_pref("browser.display.use_system_colors", false);

/** DISK AVOIDANCE ***/ user_pref("browser.cache.disk.enable", false); user_pref("browser.privatebrowsing.forceMediaMemoryCache", true); user_pref("browser.sessionstore.privacy_level", 2); user_pref("browser.helperApps.deleteTempFileOnExit", true); user_pref("browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled", true);

/** SHUTDOWN & SANITIZING ***/ user_pref("privacy.history.custom", true);

/** SPECULATIVE CONNECTIONS ***/ user_pref("network.http.speculative-parallel-limit", 0); user_pref("network.dns.disablePrefetch", true); user_pref("browser.urlbar.speculativeConnect.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.places.speculativeConnect.enabled", false); user_pref("network.prefetch-next", false); user_pref("network.predictor.enabled", false); user_pref("network.predictor.enable-prefetch", false);

/** SEARCH / URL BAR ***/ user_pref("browser.search.separatePrivateDefault.ui.enabled", true); user_pref("browser.urlbar.update2.engineAliasRefresh", true); user_pref("browser.search.suggest.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.suggest.quicksuggest.sponsored", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.suggest.quicksuggest.nonsponsored", false); user_pref("network.IDN_show_punycode", true);

/** HTTPS-ONLY MODE ***/ user_pref("dom.security.https_only_mode", true); user_pref("dom.security.https_only_mode_error_page_user_suggestions", true);

/** DNS-over-HTTPS (DOH) ***/ user_pref("network.dns.skipTRR-when-parental-control-enabled", false);

/** PROXY / SOCKS / IPv6 ***/ user_pref("network.proxy.socks_remote_dns", true); user_pref("network.file.disable_unc_paths", true); user_pref("network.gio.supported-protocols", "");

/** PASSWORDS AND AUTOFILL user_pref("signon.formlessCapture.enabled", false); user_pref("signon.privateBrowsingCapture.enabled", false); user_pref("signon.autofillForms", false); user_pref("signon.rememberSignons", false); user_pref("editor.truncate_user_pastes", false); ***/

/** ADDRESS + CREDIT CARD MANAGER ***/ user_pref("extensions.formautofill.addresses.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.formautofill.creditCards.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.formautofill.heuristics.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.formfill.enable", false);

/** MIXED CONTENT + CROSS-SITE ***/ user_pref("network.auth.subresource-http-auth-allow", 1); user_pref("pdfjs.enableScripting", false); user_pref("extensions.postDownloadThirdPartyPrompt", false); user_pref("permissions.delegation.enabled", false);

/** HEADERS / REFERERS ***/ user_pref("network.http.referer.XOriginTrimmingPolicy", 2);

/** CONTAINERS ***/ user_pref("privacy.userContext.ui.enabled", true);

/** WEBRTC ***/ user_pref("media.peerconnection.ice.proxy_only_if_behind_proxy", true); user_pref("media.peerconnection.ice.default_address_only", true);

/** GOOGLE SAFE BROWSING ***/ user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.block_potentially_unwanted", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.block_uncommon", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.blockedURIs.enabled", false);

/** MOZILLA ***/ user_pref("identity.fxaccounts.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.tabs.firefox-view", false); user_pref("dom.push.enabled", false); user_pref("permissions.default.desktop-notification", 2); user_pref("permissions.default.geo", 2); user_pref("geo.provider.network.url", "https://location.services.mozilla.com/v1/geolocate?key=%MOZILLA_API_KEY%"); user_pref("geo.provider.ms-windows-location", false); // WINDOWS user_pref("geo.provider.use_corelocation", false); // MAC user_pref("geo.provider.use_gpsd", false); // LINUX user_pref("geo.provider.use_geoclue", false); // LINUX user_pref("browser.region.update.enabled", false); user_pref("permissions.manager.defaultsUrl", ""); user_pref("webchannel.allowObject.urlWhitelist", "");

/** TELEMETRY ***/ user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.unified", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.server", "data:,"); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.coverage.opt-out", true); user_pref("toolkit.coverage.opt-out", true); user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled", false); user_pref("app.shield.optoutstudies.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.discovery.enabled", false); user_pref("breakpad.reportURL", ""); user_pref("browser.tabs.crashReporting.sendReport", false); user_pref("browser.crashReports.unsubmittedCheck.autoSubmit2", false); user_pref("captivedetect.canonicalURL", ""); user_pref("network.captive-portal-service.enabled", false); user_pref("network.connectivity-service.enabled", false); user_pref("default-browser-agent.enabled", false); user_pref("app.normandy.enabled", false); user_pref("app.normandy.api_url", ""); user_pref("browser.ping-centre.telemetry", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry", false);

/****************************************************************************

* SECTION: PESKYFOX                                                        *
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/** MOZILLA UI ***/ user_pref("layout.css.prefers-color-scheme.content-override", 2); user_pref("toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets", true); user_pref("app.update.suppressPrompts", true); user_pref("accessibility.force_disabled", 1); user_pref("browser.compactmode.show", true); user_pref("browser.privatebrowsing.vpnpromourl", ""); user_pref("extensions.getAddons.showPane", false); user_pref("extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.asrouter.userprefs.cfr.addons", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.asrouter.userprefs.cfr.features", false); user_pref("browser.preferences.moreFromMozilla", false); user_pref("browser.tabs.tabmanager.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.aboutwelcome.enabled", false); user_pref("findbar.highlightAll", true); user_pref("middlemouse.contentLoadURL", false); user_pref("browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-indicator", false);

/** FULLSCREEN ***/ user_pref("full-screen-api.transition-duration.enter", "0 0"); user_pref("full-screen-api.transition-duration.leave", "0 0"); user_pref("full-screen-api.warning.delay", 0); user_pref("full-screen-api.warning.timeout", 0);

/** URL BAR ***/ user_pref("browser.urlbar.suggest.engines", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.suggest.topsites", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.suggest.calculator", true); user_pref("browser.urlbar.unitConversion.enabled", true);

/** NEW TAB PAGE ***/ user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories", false);

/*** POCKET ***/ user_pref("extensions.pocket.enabled", false);

/** DOWNLOADS ***/ user_pref("browser.download.useDownloadDir", false); user_pref("browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel", false); user_pref("browser.download.manager.addToRecentDocs", false); user_pref("browser.download.always_ask_before_handling_new_types", true);

/** PDF ***/ user_pref("browser.download.open_pdf_attachments_inline", true);

/** TAB BEHAVIOR ***/ user_pref("browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction", 0); user_pref("dom.disable_window_move_resize", true); user_pref("browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs", true); user_pref("browser.bookmarks.openInTabClosesMenu", false); user_pref("clipboard.plainTextOnly", true); user_pref("dom.popup_allowed_events", "click dblclick"); user_pref("layout.css.has-selector.enabled", true);

/****************************************************************************

* SECTION: FASTFOX                                                         *
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user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0); user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay_in_oopif", 0); user_pref("browser.startup.preXulSkeletonUI", false);

/** EXPERIMENTAL ***/ user_pref("layout.css.grid-template-masonry-value.enabled", true); user_pref("dom.enable_web_task_scheduling", true); user_pref("layout.css.animation-composition.enabled", true);

/** NETWORK ***/ user_pref("network.ssl_tokens_cache_capacity", 32768); user_pref("network.dnsCacheEntries", 20000); user_pref("network.dnsCacheExpiration", 3600); user_pref("network.dnsCacheExpirationGracePeriod", 240); user_pref("network.buffer.cache.size", 262144); user_pref("network.buffer.cache.count", 128);

/** GFX ***/ user_pref("gfx.webrender.all", true); user_pref("gfx.webrender.precache-shaders", true); user_pref("gfx.webrender.compositor", true); user_pref("gfx.canvas.accelerated", true); user_pref("gfx.canvas.accelerated.cache-items", 32768); user_pref("gfx.canvas.accelerated.cache-size", 4096); user_pref("gfx.content.skia-font-cache-size", 80); user_pref("image.cache.size", 10485760); user_pref("image.mem.decode_bytes_at_a_time", 131072); user_pref("image.mem.shared.unmap.min_expiration_ms", 120000); user_pref("layers.gpu-process.enabled", true); user_pref("media.memory_cache_max_size", 1048576); user_pref("media.memory_caches_combined_limit_kb", 2560000); user_pref("media.cache_size", 2048000); user_pref("media.cache_readahead_limit", 9000); user_pref("media.cache_resume_threshold", 6000);

/** CACHE ***/ user_pref("browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size", 153600);

/****************************************************************************

* SECTION: SMOOTHFOX                                                       *
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// see https://github.com/yokoffing/Betterfox/blob/master/Smoothfox.js // Enter your scrolling prefs below this line: // recommended for 60hz displays user_pref("general.smoothScroll", true); // DEFAULT user_pref("mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y", 275); // 250-500 /****************************************************************************

* START: MY OVERRIDES                                                      *
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// Enter your personal prefs below this line:

/****************************************************************************

* END: BETTERFOX                                                           *
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```

Asked by rajbirmodak9m 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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Unable to install firefox latest

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it. It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I… (read more)

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it. It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I have some pending work to do on my blog so I nee to install it ASAP. How can i fix it? Please help me. Thanks

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Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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audio/video will not load/play

I can play videos and audios on another browser or files stored on my computer, but just now I cannot on Firefox. I saw the FAQ explanation about Windows 7, but I have be… (read more)

I can play videos and audios on another browser or files stored on my computer, but just now I cannot on Firefox. I saw the FAQ explanation about Windows 7, but I have been using Firefox for years including just hours ago using Windows 7. Why would this happen right now? Did some new version just get installed? If so, can I return to the prior version and turn off the automatic update?

Thanks, Phil

Asked by pej6446 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Can't play Amazon videos

I can't for the life of me understand what is going on with my browser. Everytime I try to watch a video that I have purchased I get this error message: "Firefox is inst… (read more)

I can't for the life of me understand what is going on with my browser. Everytime I try to watch a video that I have purchased I get this error message:

"Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I have tried searching for a solution but no avail. I have disabled and re-enabled DRM, bit it was a no go. I tried re-downloading firefox, still had the same issue. I created a new profile, still won't work! I have been searching for solutions constantly and tried so many but none seem to work. Finally someone suggested that I check my extensions and App data and I saw a sign that said:

"widevine decryption module provided by google inc. will be installed shortly"

but it has been almost a day and it still hasn't been installed. In advanced preferences I looked up widevine and saw this:

media.gmp-widevinecdm.autoupdate true media.gmp-widevinecdm.enabled true media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastDownloadFailReason Error: Failed downloading via ServiceRequest, status: 0, reason: error media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastDownloadFailed 1671609470 media.gmp-widevinecdm.lastInstallStart 1671609449 media.gmp-widevinecdm.visible true

Is the problem with my computer or internet?

Asked by kkjent 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers, I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic int… (read more)

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers,

I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic internet browser!

Having said that, I was shocked and dismayed at what I encountered today. I was doing some tests for screen-reader usability on a website, and I came across the following:

Image 1 (attached): Advertisement of Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Image 2 (attached): No Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox are Available

The Firefox team is advertising screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, which don't seem to exist. I don't think the recommendation here should be: take down the advertisement for the Firefox native screen-reader add-ons/link to them, these seem to be really important for accessibility, and the Firefox team seems to acknowledge this. :)

There is some other missing piece - maybe there are Screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, and they aren't being linked to? Maybe the wrong tag is being used? (The auto tag that is used in the link is "screen reader"). Maybe there aren't any, and this is an area that needs some additional attention?

Anyway, I just thought I should bring this to your attention as making our internet accessible to people living with blindness and loss of sight is extremely important.

Sincerely, Katie

Asked by kmcmi046 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Lightshot extension does not display itself.

I got mad at a website that wouldn't let me right click menu to save pictures, so I stubbornly saved them via less efficient means, in the process I picked up the Long Sc… (read more)

I got mad at a website that wouldn't let me right click menu to save pictures, so I stubbornly saved them via less efficient means, in the process I picked up the Long Screenshot extension and this had an error shortly before or after I had an issue with Lightshot not appearing, other extensions did not appear either when I added them during this time period, but now these all appear with the exception of Lightshot, which gets deleted and reinstalled only to not appear, that of course being the problem, though I will also say that a right click menu not being there is like reaching onto my computer and pulling my finger away, sites that do that should be given the cold shoulder somehow, at least.

Asked by Moe Zilla 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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It stops while writting,changing mail inbox page and do not display emails as normal

Please fix the abovementioned problems,make a browser bit faster,improve the consistancy of the browser so that it will stop crushing.Please make it stop alternating or c… (read more)

Please fix the abovementioned problems,make a browser bit faster,improve the consistancy of the browser so that it will stop crushing.Please make it stop alternating or change mail pages.

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Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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maxilla Firefox not working

Please my firefox appears to have crashed, or is not working how can i fix it. As i try to open firefox document a dialogue box appears saying that either the firefox is … (read more)

Please my firefox appears to have crashed, or is not working how can i fix it. As i try to open firefox document a dialogue box appears saying that either the firefox is not designed to run or that i should reinstall firefox

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maxilla Firefox not working

Please my firefox appears to have crashed, or is not working how can i fix it. As i try to open firefox document a dialogue box appears saying that either the firefox is … (read more)

Please my firefox appears to have crashed, or is not working how can i fix it. As i try to open firefox document a dialogue box appears saying that either the firefox is not designed to run or that i should reinstall firefox. Another dialogue box opens saying couldn: load XPCON

Asked by patriciamichael32 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago