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Why does FF not have a 'tab to search in the address bar' function like in Chrome?

In Google Chrome, if you fill in the first letters of a website you want to visit, the browser will autocomplete the name and give you the option to press the tab key and… (read more)

In Google Chrome, if you fill in the first letters of a website you want to visit, the browser will autocomplete the name and give you the option to press the tab key and search that website. Why doesn't FF have this function?

I know there is a system with keywords, but this is less efficient I think. You have to set up the keyword and then remember it. I don't think the keyword system itself is bad, but I don't see why there couldn't be a 'tab to search' function with all possible websites, in addition to the keywords system.

Asked by super-anthony 17 minutes ago

Security popup?

When trying to paste text in a message window this message pops up: "Because of your browser security settings, the editor is not able to access your clipboard data direc… (read more)

When trying to paste text in a message window this message pops up:

"Because of your browser security settings, the editor is not able to access your clipboard data directly. You are required to paste it again in this window."

I have no idea why and have looked all over the FF settings for something to change, but no luck.

I'm also suddenly having problems with TamperMonkey not running scripts even though it shows they are enabled.

I was able to past directly into the "Plugins" window below.

Win7 Pro, I'm the only user on PC.

Thanks.

Asked by FireFok_user 9 hours ago

Last reply by FireFok_user 34 minutes ago

email read receipt

Most read receipt options do not work with Firefox browser. There is nothing in my Options in the menu to turn on read receipts it just isnt that easy or everyone would k… (read more)

Most read receipt options do not work with Firefox browser. There is nothing in my Options in the menu to turn on read receipts it just isnt that easy or everyone would know it by now. So what works with Firefox browser to get email read receipts without the recipient knowing? Do I need to use another browser?

Asked by cargal68 43 minutes ago

Unwanted Pop Up - impression.link

I have recently had a pop up open whenever I open a news page from the site MSN. It says You have chosen to open impression. Which is application/octet-stream from : http… (read more)

I have recently had a pop up open whenever I open a news page from the site MSN. It says You have chosen to open impression. Which is application/octet-stream from : https://impression.link. Then it asks what firefox should do with this file? Two options: Open with & then a browse dropdown. Or save file. I'm already looking at the news item in the browser, so I don't need an option to open the item. And I don't want to save it. Just read it. I don't knbow why this pop up suddenly appeared but it is very annoying. My searches have found the pop up is not necessariuly dangerous, but there is no information provided on how to get rid of it. Anyone else experienced this issue? And is someone able to tell me how to get rid oif it? Thx. (Pop up image attached).

Asked by the5campbells 51 minutes ago

WidevineCdm crashes on Firefox 78.10 (Mac OS)

WidevinCdm crashes. I have submitted multiple crash reports but not sure if any went through. There was no pop-up window or any field to describe the problem like what th… (read more)

WidevinCdm crashes. I have submitted multiple crash reports but not sure if any went through. There was no pop-up window or any field to describe the problem like what the 'Learn more..' link says when the crash occurs.


I have already seen other reports of this problem (e.g. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1334218 )


Crash seen on:

Firefox 78.10.0 Mac OS 10.9.5 (Can't upgrade further on existing HW)


I don't like the recommendation on the above URL to install an older version of Firefox. We never tell anyone to go back to old versions of our SW if the bug is created by the new version. For me, the crashes started right AFTER I upgraded Firefox to 78.10.0. I was watching CBS shows. So the crash has a definite connection to the Firefox upgrade. I haven't changed anything else on my MacBook. I had no problem watching the shows on previous versions of Firefox.

To reproduce the crash, try to watch a "free" CBS show ( e.g. https://www.cbs.com/shows/fbi/ ). No subscription needed for a few episodes available for free.

Asked by khufia-ffmoz 3 days ago

Last reply by khufia-ffmoz 53 minutes ago

Preview takes FOREVER to Load and Print - WHY?

Ever since you last changed Preview, it takes FOREVER for the darn page to load (be seen in Preview) and then FOREVER more to print. Half the time my doc doesn't even sho… (read more)

Ever since you last changed Preview, it takes FOREVER for the darn page to load (be seen in Preview) and then FOREVER more to print. Half the time my doc doesn't even show up the first time Preview loads and I have to repeat it. The only work-around I've found is to open my doc in Safari and then print - which is insane. What's wrong with Firefox??

Asked by John Gordon 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Firefox requires 2 attempts to load any web page

I have a rather weird problem with firefox. I need to open websites twice to get them to work. To try and explain what I mean here is a how i currently need to use the br… (read more)

I have a rather weird problem with firefox. I need to open websites twice to get them to work. To try and explain what I mean here is a how i currently need to use the browser

Open tab,

type in web address/search,
hit enter

tab is stuck infinitely loading ( i cant refresh, I cant type a different adress, that tab is just stuck loading) open a second tab

type in the exact same address/search
hit enter and for some reason it now loads instantly

And it isnt just new tabs its the same story to load any and all webpages say I am on a page of google search results click a link stuck infinitely loading open new tab repeat the same search click the same link, for some reason now loads instantly

Also websites that require the dumbest thing in history, captchas, they are simply unusable, doesnt matter if I use the pictures or the audio, even when I get it right it just reloads the pointless captcha box. Why a captcha is necessary sometimes just to load google.com makes less than zero sense, even if I was a bot what possible harm could I do by loading a search bar? but I digress

I am on the latest version and I do have some addons installed:

privacy badger, dark reader, ublock origin, tree style tabs, privacy settings, ghostery,dontaccept webp


but even starting firefox with add ons disabled the problem is still there.


Anyone got any ideas for this? thanks

Asked by lyd58019 4 hours ago

Last reply by Zppix 1 hour ago

Update on/about 21 April 2021 broke WidevineCDM for many users, breaking Netflix/Spotify/etc. (thread of threads)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started… (read more)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started to give "The WidevineCDM plugin has crashed" message and ceased to work .

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333289 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333332 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333503 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333613 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333506 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333571

No suggested fix works. Reinstalling does not help, toggling DRM application does not help. It was obviously the update (at least for users on 78.10.0esr with OS X 10.9.5) that did it. Is there some way to get this registered as a bug?

Asked by pauls.filter 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Annoying "get latest firefox developer edition version" popup in search bar.

I have firefox developer edition 88.0b9, I have disabled updates using policies.json(DisableAppUpdate: true), so the infamous "update to the latest version" popup with th… (read more)

I have firefox developer edition 88.0b9, I have disabled updates using policies.json(DisableAppUpdate: true), so the infamous "update to the latest version" popup with the green icon went away. But now it seems there's another form of those popups that firefox employs. And in the search bar this time. Why aren't they disabled by DisableAppUpdate? How can I disable them using about:config or something of the sort? Pretty sure I've got no malware or anything, always been careful about that kind of thing. Don't have many programs installed. Don't have any addons except an adblocker. All the buttons on that annoying popup lead to official mozilla resources: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ So what do I do with those popups? I have no intention of updating(I don't want any redesigns, any new functionaly, any other things that would disrupt me and change the stuff I'm used to). Only want to disable those popups. That's the entire reason I used policies.json - to disable those annoying popups. But now another form of them appears.

Asked by xodecam288 5 hours ago

Last reply by xodecam288 1 hour ago

How do I remove the mixed content protection permanently and will it remove the banner that appears?

How do I remove the mixed content protection permanently and will it remove the banner that appears? I am sick of the banner that pops up at times that affects the browsi… (read more)

How do I remove the mixed content protection permanently and will it remove the banner that appears? I am sick of the banner that pops up at times that affects the browsing ability which is entirely annoying and how do I remove the shield and padlock from my fire fox entirely. I hate having to disable those as they interfere with the operation of my firefox and website that I have because not all the content on my website fails to load if the mixed content is disabiled. I'm tired of having this on my browser. I have to enable all my site features everytime I reload my browser. This is totally in the way.

Asked by warriorprincess4christforever 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

MacOS not allowing me to import anything other than bookmarks

Hello, I’m trying copy my passwords etc over from Firefox. Every time I follow the step and the import wizard comes up all it has listed is bookmarks. I’ve looked everywh… (read more)

Hello, I’m trying copy my passwords etc over from Firefox. Every time I follow the step and the import wizard comes up all it has listed is bookmarks. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t for the life of me find a way to allow it to access the other stuff I want to sync from safari.

Asked by Calum 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

download issue with name length

I just installed Firefox for the first time and I downloaded a pdf and when I went to access it, Firefox shortened the name of the file to two letters. When I tried to re… (read more)

I just installed Firefox for the first time and I downloaded a pdf and when I went to access it, Firefox shortened the name of the file to two letters. When I tried to rename it to the full name, it only gave me so many letters. That never happened to me with Chrome.

Asked by joycepureeos 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Remove the "Authentication Required" popup (without being logged in)

Hello, I'm using geckodriver to make a bot that need proxys to run. Only problem I need to add an option for "auth required" proxys. I can setup the proxy but the issue i… (read more)

Hello, I'm using geckodriver to make a bot that need proxys to run. Only problem I need to add an option for "auth required" proxys. I can setup the proxy but the issue is that the default "Authentication Required" popup make selenium crash. How can I disable this option in about:config ?

Thank you...

Asked by ambrodu 4 hours ago

Texts overlaps on websites!

Hello, I had this problem mostly on 1 site across multiple Windows installs. But now it happens on multiple sites. Text overlap each other. I Am using Windows 10 Pro 20H2… (read more)

Hello,

I had this problem mostly on 1 site across multiple Windows installs. But now it happens on multiple sites. Text overlap each other. I Am using Windows 10 Pro 20H2, Firefox Last stable with only UBlock addon.

I tried: even troubleshoot mode didn't help!

- changing/flushing dns didn't help (heard dns could cause that)

Any idea why is this happening. It doesn't look like site issue, since recently it happened multiple times!

Asked by empleat 2 days ago

Last reply by empleat 4 hours ago