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default search engine

Why am I now having Bing show up as my default search engine when opening Firefox? I don't want Bing but can't find any way to remove it. My settings are such that Yahoo … (read more)

Why am I now having Bing show up as my default search engine when opening Firefox? I don't want Bing but can't find any way to remove it. My settings are such that Yahoo should show upon opening the browser and Google is set as my default search engine. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, check settings, etc. but I still get the damn Bing showing up as my home page and search engine. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by terrys4362 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

Media control bug

Firefox 81, media control function has a bug. All the sites that I use work with it normally. Except VK. Controlling functions like pause, prev or next are working ok. Bu… (read more)

Firefox 81, media control function has a bug. All the sites that I use work with it normally. Except VK. Controlling functions like pause, prev or next are working ok. But system media pad always shows title and cover only of the very first track has been played.

Asked by 1ector 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Firefox profile not accessable or can't be found

Since installing Big Sur on my iMac I, when I click on a url in a Apple Mail email I get the "profile not accessible" message. If Firefox happens to be running when I cl… (read more)

Since installing Big Sur on my iMac I, when I click on a url in a Apple Mail email I get the "profile not accessible" message. If Firefox happens to be running when I click on the link it will work.

I've tried all of the suggestions for fixing this issue to no avail.

Just wondering if anyone else is having the same problem with Big Sur?

Asked by Dennis 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 6 months ago

Last reply by artist3 1 month ago

MSN does not load properly.

MSN does not work correctly.The slide show does not show the arrows that enable one to move back and forward. This has been going on for a few updates now. Also the refr… (read more)

MSN does not work correctly.The slide show does not show the arrows that enable one to move back and forward. This has been going on for a few updates now. Also the refresh/stop button does not always work. I have to use Opera to get onto email and to read any news/articles on MSN.

Asked by toniwalker10 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

PDFs are always downloaded and local copy opened instead of in-browser

Hello, at some point in the recent updates (with FF 80? I can't say as I have skipped a few updates over summer and only recently updated again to the most recent Beta), … (read more)

Hello, at some point in the recent updates (with FF 80? I can't say as I have skipped a few updates over summer and only recently updated again to the most recent Beta), the way in which my Firefox browser handles PDFs has changed. After quite a bit of research and scouring through other threads I haven't been able to find a way to reverse it. I do hope there is...

-PREVIOUS BEHAVIOUR- 1) When I clicked on a link to randomsite.com/example.pdf, FF would open the PDF within the browser, either in the same tab or (if I requested it) in a new tab or window. The URL line would show "randomsite.com/example.pdf 2) The only exception was where a website had forced the PDF to be downloaded, in which case the dialogue asking me how I wanted to open the file would appear. In earlier days, in that case I had to pick Adobe or Preview or similar, more recently the dialogue also allowed me to open the file in Firefox. In that case, the URL line would show the local URL, i.e. "file:///Users/Michael/Downloads/example.pdf"

-CURRENT BEHAVIOUR- 1) What now happens is for any PDF I click on whatsoever, Firefox forces me to download it. Depending on what I put in about:preferences, I either get the dialog window asking me to make a choice, or it directly opens a new Firefox tab, but crucially it still downloads the file and shows me the local URL of it.

-WHAT I WOULD LIKE- A way to revert to the previous behavior where for 90% of PDFs, I never downloaded them but just viewed them in-browser. I look at a large number of different PDF files online every day for my work and I certainly don't want to download all of them and having to de-clutter my download folder all the time.

-WHAT I HAVE TRIED- - I went to "Applications" in about:preferences. I can set the relevant entries for PDF files to "Always ask" or to "Open in Firefox" but even with the latter set, it still downloads them and opens the local copy, rather than not saving a local copy in /Downloads/ at all. - I have checked in about:config and "pdfjs.disabled" is set to "false" as it should be

I don't think I have any extensions or add-ons related to PDFs, in any case I haven't installed any new ones recently.

Any clues appreciated, my overflowing Downloads folder is grateful.

Asked by mbimmler 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Potentially Unwanted Programmes as Firefox Extension.

Hi, Malware and Adware scanning fetched two results and they are associated with Mozilla Firefox. I attach two screenshots. Please solve the problem. Thanks. … (read more)

Hi,

Malware and Adware scanning fetched two results and they are associated with Mozilla Firefox. I attach two screenshots. Please solve the problem.

Thanks.

Asked by ajhareendran 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Disable focus in the address bar for new tabs

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookma… (read more)

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookmark without typing anything in there.

Is there a setting in about:config to disable focus in the address bar for new tabs? Thanks.

Asked by Underpass 6 months ago

Last reply by radiocam 1 month ago

Firefox does not show history before certain time

I've got multiple clients set up to sync via FF sync. Some are older, some are newer. However, looking at the newest client (set up ~2 weeks ago), I noticed something: It… (read more)

I've got multiple clients set up to sync via FF sync. Some are older, some are newer.

However, looking at the newest client (set up ~2 weeks ago), I noticed something: It only shows a browser history up to approx. one year in the past. I've checked other clients. My oldes client goes back to ~2016, which is 4 years form now. I know my oldes client is older than 2016, so there has to be more.

Does FF Sync skip older entries? IMHO I'd have to see the exact same history on my older client than on my newer client. That is not the case. Any ideas?

Asked by Niklas 1 month ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

ICS Default Glitch

Every time I click on an ICS file, it asks me what to do with it. I tell it to open with Thunderbird, and I check the box for it to do that by default. But it doesn't rem… (read more)

Every time I click on an ICS file, it asks me what to do with it. I tell it to open with Thunderbird, and I check the box for it to do that by default. But it doesn't remember, so I have to select Thunderbird from the list every time. Thunderbird is set as the default in the Options>Applications menu, but it still asks every time.

Asked by trevor18 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Lost everything

Hi! I forgot my password for my Firefox account and after - a lot - of times I decided to risk and restart my password. It said I MAY LOOSE SOME of my information, detai… (read more)

Hi! I forgot my password for my Firefox account and after - a lot - of times I decided to risk and restart my password. It said I MAY LOOSE SOME of my information, details, passwords, tabs etc. but it said about some of them.... I restarted my password and i lost absolutely everything :(((( My tabs, details, history, password. Everything. My account is whole clear! Why would they secure all details into password?!! if someone forgot password it is first thing to reset it, but in this case u reset ur password and u loosing everything, which make no sense.... what is the point of it ? :/ Is there any chance I can get back all my stuff??? If not... Will I also loose everything from my other computer? (I just tried to log in on another device. I cant loose it, there are too many important things I have ;((((( What can i do to not loose my all things on other device? shall i turn off sync here now, and when I turn on my other device it will stay? or it is too late bcoz I've pressed to sync it here (and nothing showed up) Help me please ;(((

Asked by rekiinek 1 month ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

Help on Error 400

When I try to get into my school's faculty website, I get this error (that just started today): "HTTP Error 400. The size of the request headers is too long." Is there a … (read more)

When I try to get into my school's faculty website, I get this error (that just started today): "HTTP Error 400. The size of the request headers is too long." Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by bstevenson1 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Firefox password

Hi, If I already use a password manager service, why would I be required to have something similar with Firefox, I don't understand, why would I even need a password wit… (read more)

Hi,

If I already use a password manager service, why would I be required to have something similar with Firefox, I don't understand, why would I even need a password with Firefox, is it for added security? I am using a few Firefox extensions, is it for that? Every time I sign on to Firefox browser, I'm prompted for a password. When I headed over to settings to cancel it, a message said not to. This feels more like a pain in the b**t?

Please advise Thanks for helping

Asked by urbanlifeus 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

[Bug] Firefox asks to cancel download when switching profiles?

Not a serious bug, but firefox warns about cancelling downloads when trying to switch profiles without actually exiting the browser. Please take a look at the attached im… (read more)

Not a serious bug, but firefox warns about cancelling downloads when trying to switch profiles without actually exiting the browser. Please take a look at the attached image.

If I somehow click on "Cancel 1 Download", it does nothing, just launches the profile I am launching. So the warning actually means nothing, and should be removed.

Thanks.

Asked by Sourav 2 months ago

Last reply by philipp 2 months ago

Seemingly random image corruption, vertical lines instead

Over the past 6 months or so, I've noticed that I occasionally get corrupt images where the images are replaced by semitransparent, randomly colored vertical lines, as se… (read more)

Over the past 6 months or so, I've noticed that I occasionally get corrupt images where the images are replaced by semitransparent, randomly colored vertical lines, as seen in the provided screenshot. I am unable to reliably reproduce the issue, and it seems to happen somewhat randomly, but recently its started to occur more frequently.

I am on the latest version of Windows 10 Pro, and all of my drivers are up to date, to the best of my knowledge. I'm not entirely sure this is a Firefox-specific issue, and I seem to remember the same problem occurring in the default windows 10 photo viewing app, but I'm not certain about that, it might have just occurred when I opened my images for viewing in Firefox.

I appreciate any help or insight anyone can provide, thanks!

Asked by asherburt 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago