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Missing pages or pictures

Howdy. Some pages won't open, although the URL is correct. Copying that URL will usually open in Edge. Also many pictures, and/or ads won't show, just the revolving cir… (read more)

Howdy. Some pages won't open, although the URL is correct. Copying that URL will usually open in Edge. Also many pictures, and/or ads won't show, just the revolving circle, or broken picture icon, but again some wil show in the Edge. But I prefer to use FF if possible. I have tried disabling things like Duck Duck Go and FF security etc, etc, but maybe there is something I'm not aware of. At least one place (AlSears) said their pic is PDF, but other PDFs open. The following URL is Auckland Motorway cameras, and many of those do not open, but show the broken pic icon, but everything is fine in The Edge. https://www.aucklandmotorways.co.nz/

The following URL, the Upgrade link just has the circle running. https://store.alsearsmd.com/?s=LIFETIME#

New Zealand official Met Service weather, if I change from 7 Days to 48 hours, or vice versa, FF completely seizes up and I have to End Task in Task Manager. https://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/locations/auckland

I'm not aware of any AdBlockers Plugins and extensions shown below.

Any thoughts, anyone?

Asked by Keith.T.A 4 days ago

Answered by Keith.T.A 1 day ago

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Spell checker

I have the spell check turned on, English GB dictionary installed but spell checking is not working in Yahoo Mail or Gmail. In fact it's not working anywhere! Anyone know… (read more)

I have the spell check turned on, English GB dictionary installed but spell checking is not working in Yahoo Mail or Gmail. In fact it's not working anywhere! Anyone know how to make it work?

Asked by ken.sims1 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Restoring Ghostery icon on Firefox.

Today, I noticed the Ghostery icon usually in the upper right of the Firefox browser is missing. I would like to know how to restore it. clicking on the icon enables me… (read more)

Today, I noticed the Ghostery icon usually in the upper right of the Firefox browser is missing. I would like to know how to restore it. clicking on the icon enables me to manage trusting or not trusting sites. This is an important option to have for visiting some sites. I don't know what happened.

Thank you,

Cl MacLeod

Asked by cmacc 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Remove Sponsored Link From Address Bar History

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del d… (read more)

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del does not remove it. I understand Mozilla needs to get money somehow, but this is offensive. The link is for Ebay and it has the word sponsored next to it. Since the address bar drop down disappears when I hit any key, it is impossible to screenshot.

Asked by jake-firefox 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Downloading and Opening docx Firefox appends doc onto file

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. Whe… (read more)

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. When we choose a file on the portal site (internal site), we go through the interview and are presented with a link to "download" the assembled file. When you click that link, a pop-up appears showing the file name as abc.docx but then says it is a Word 97 - 2003 document, even though it is not. The original template is not. If I choose to open the file, it ends up opening and showing as abc.docx.doc If I save the file, instead of opening it, it saves as abc.docx.

If we run this same process in IE/Edge, the file opens as abc.docx as it should. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Is there anything that could be causing this? I've tried a bunch of troubleshooting steps and nothing seems to change this outcome.

Thank you.

Asked by misscrf 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Firefox refreshed/update and deleted all my passwords, cookies, links everything!

Firefox restarted/updated and it cleared my entire browser history, bookmarks, logins, passwords, links etc... how do I get all my data back?!?!?! wth!!! there's no Folde… (read more)

Firefox restarted/updated and it cleared my entire browser history, bookmarks, logins, passwords, links etc... how do I get all my data back?!?!?! wth!!! there's no Folder on my desktop with all my data :( I'll wait for feedback. Thank you!

Asked by ruana.m7 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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New CSS styles not picked in Firefox.

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren'… (read more)

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren't displayed in the web page nor in the developer tools inspector.

They are visible in Chromium browser and dev tools.

I have cleared the cache and refreshed the page to no avail. It is only when I restart the browser that the new style rules take effect in the browser and show up in the dev tools.

Asked by mt3ch 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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FTP link wants to open in other app

Hi! I found a strange thing today. I wanted to open an ftp link and firefox asked me in which app I wanted to open it. Of course I wanted to open it in Firefox, but the o… (read more)

Hi! I found a strange thing today. I wanted to open an ftp link and firefox asked me in which app I wanted to open it. Of course I wanted to open it in Firefox, but the only app on list was Internet Explorer. So, I added Firefox to the list, but I couldn't open the link with it, because when I marked Firefox and tried to click "open", nothing happend and the box still appeared. So, I ended up using IE. I'm using Firefox Nightly (81.0a1 atm of encountering this).

Asked by Qbsoon 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Newegg.com always goes to UK site?

I am running a WIN10 Pro 20H2 PC with Firefox 83.0. All software up-to-date. My Internet connect is cable with a U.S. IP location. All O.K, until I open "https://www.ne… (read more)

I am running a WIN10 Pro 20H2 PC with Firefox 83.0. All software up-to-date. My Internet connect is cable with a U.S. IP location.

All O.K, until I open "https://www.newegg.com/" with my default Firefox browser, which always opens "https://www.newegg.com/global/uk-en/".

Opening the same "https://www.newegg.com/" URL from the same password manager entry explicitly using Chrome or Edge I get to the desired U.S. location.

Does not occur on my other PCs.

Firefox is changing the URL so that I am always going to the UK location?

Can't find where this is happening. Can anyone assist?

Asked by rbdmg75 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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One site always redirects to UK

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1314933] I am running a WIN10 Pro 20H2 PC with Firefox 83.0. All software up-to-date. My Internet connect is cable… (read more)

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I am running a WIN10 Pro 20H2 PC with Firefox 83.0. All software up-to-date. My Internet connect is cable with a U.S. IP location.

All O.K, until I open "https://www.newegg.com/" with my default Firefox browser, which always opens "https://www.newegg.com/global/uk-en/".

Opening the same "https://www.newegg.com/" URL from the same password manager entry explicitly using Chrome or Edge I get to the desired U.S. location.

Does not occur on my other PCs.

Firefox is changing the URL so that I am always going to the UK location?

Can't find where this is happening. Can anyone assist?

Asked by rbdmg75 4 days ago

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Minimize and Restore Icons Missing

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corne… (read more)

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corner of the window, but I am unable to minimize or restore. All other applications still have these icons available.

Asked by sabo11236 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Is Tab Auto Refresh Addon safe?

I have never tried one of these before but heard some could be dangerous. This one is new and I couldn't find many reviews. How can I tell if it's safe or not? Can anyone… (read more)

I have never tried one of these before but heard some could be dangerous. This one is new and I couldn't find many reviews. How can I tell if it's safe or not?

Can anyone recommend a safe page refresher? TIA!

Asked by ramsdude85 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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home page and search engine changes to Bing every time I restart have done a reset etc. etc.

None of the tips I have followed have done more than solve the problem for current session. This issue only arose with a recent Windows update and it is very annoying, e… (read more)

None of the tips I have followed have done more than solve the problem for current session. This issue only arose with a recent Windows update and it is very annoying, especially the Bing search engine, not as good as Google and not so easy to change. Windows updated except for Feature update 20H2

Asked by Artfull999 1 week ago

Answered by Artfull999 1 week ago

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Location bar search engine name to be shown on the left?

On the location bar where customised search engines are added, when I type a keyword (e.g. 'f' in the attached image), can I make Firefox work out like what it is like in… (read more)

On the location bar where customised search engines are added, when I type a keyword (e.g. 'f' in the attached image), can I make Firefox work out like what it is like in the last image or the first image?

Asked by Tin~ 3 months ago

Answered by Tin~ 6 days ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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other bookmarks folder

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arr… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arrows to show more bookmarks. I can't seem to find a way to delete this.

Asked by nicaya 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Possible scam involving email address

I was notified by a 3rd party monitoring service of a potential scam involving my email address, DOB, tel #, etc. To the best of my knowledge my password was not compromi… (read more)

I was notified by a 3rd party monitoring service of a potential scam involving my email address, DOB, tel #, etc. To the best of my knowledge my password was not compromised. I contacted the potential site from the alerts which was GTL.Net and after contacting customer support I was told they had nothing to do with GTL. This company appears legitimate but I have had no dealings with them and have no idea whether I am being scammed or not. But they were possibly accessing information which they did not need. Help, I am stuck as to what alternatives are available.

Picture of 1 of 4 notifications (all 4 were the same):

Compromised Email Address & Compromised Phone

Monitored Element Email Addresses: [confidential info]@Gmail.com Monitored Element Phone Numbers: [confidential info] Date Found: 11/10/2020

We monitor online activity to identify the potential illegal trading and selling of your personal information. Unfortunately, we found a match which indicates the information within the red box above is available online. If your password was also compromised, that will be noted in the "Additional Info" section below. Please note, this is the password associated with the site where your email address was procured.

If the “potential site” information is populated, we obtained credible evidence that this is the possible site from which your email address and password, if applicable, were found and we recommend you change your password for this site.

If the "potential site" is not named, you should consider what sites you have associated with the “Monitored Element Email Addresses” and consider changing your password on those sites..

For example, if you set up an account with madeupwebsite.com (fictitious site for this example), you provided your email address to this site and established a password for this site; that password should be changed. See additional comments under “Here's what to do:”, below. We monitor online activity to identify the potential illegal trading and selling of your personal information. Unfortunately, we found a match which indicates the information within the red box above is available online. Below you will find additional information on next steps to take to ensure your personal information is secure.

Additional Info

The following data was found compromised with your email address. First Name Thomas Last Name Garner Email [email]@gmail.com Address 1 [confidential info] City [confidential info] Zip [confidential info] Country us Phone Number [confidential info] Potential Site gtl.net Creation Date 11/10/2020 D.O.B. D.O.B. Found Match IDEMAILADDR,IDHOMEPHONE

Here's what to do: Immediately change the password for the website if identified above. Consider changing passwords for websites or online accounts which may be associated with this email address. If the password is not identified above, that does not necessarily indicate your password is safe. Passwords might not be visible to our monitoring due to encryption or otherwise, yet they could be procured and encryption cracked by parties obtaining information from the dark web. Utilize smart password habits. Re-using passwords across multiple sources may increase your vulnerability to identity thieves. Create unique and strong passwords for your accounts using a mix of special characters, numbers and upper and lower case letters known only to you.

Here's what to do: Ensure the accounts that contain your phone number are secure. Many times, your phone number is used to authenticate your name and account information for websites like Gmail and Facebook.

CyberScan 11/17/2020 X CyberScan 11/17/2020 X CyberScan

edited for formatting and removing personal info -Andrew

Asked by tbgarn 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago