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High Jacking of my FF

Hi, FF Community, It seems that almost every time I change to another screen, I get the "FF is not your current browser, would you like to make FF your ...." I suspect th… (read more)

Hi, FF Community,

It seems that almost every time I change to another screen, I get the "FF is not your current browser, would you like to make FF your ...."

I suspect that Microsoft Edge s the culprit, but but what ever I try to remove Edge from my computer, nothing works.

Does anyone have a fix for this maddening problem?

Please note, that I am not a computer whiz, so esoteric terminology leaves me scratching my head with a hind foot.

I have triple checked my computer for a virus, and it is clean.

Thank you, Nick M.

Asked by njnicholas.micalone 29 minutes ago

prevent showing saved password

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing m… (read more)

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing my saved passwords. thank you.

Asked by maaizikhalil 1 hour ago

Last reply by maaizikhalil 1 hour ago

Problem with my sync data

I was syncing all my data with mozilla firefox sync, few days back i reinstalled my windows before that i checked account was synced and it had all my bookmarks and login… (read more)

I was syncing all my data with mozilla firefox sync, few days back i reinstalled my windows before that i checked account was synced and it had all my bookmarks and logins, after re-installation i logged in my firefox sync account but didnt got any bookmarks or any other data back. Really worried what to do to get that data back.

Asked by mergedtechnologiesllc 1 hour ago

Last reply by mergedtechnologiesllc 1 hour ago

Firefox occasionally crashes

Hey, on one of my notebooks (Thinkpad E495) FF occasionally crashes. This started happening a few months ago. Before I've been using FF on the same machine for years with… (read more)

Hey,

on one of my notebooks (Thinkpad E495) FF occasionally crashes. This started happening a few months ago. Before I've been using FF on the same machine for years without any issues. It's pretty random but usually happens at least once a day, usually shortly after startup or wakeup from hibernate mode. A while ago it used to even crash back to back twice in a row meaning after I reopened it, it immediately closed again and only worked after I selected to restore the previous session after the 2nd reopen. Nothing is registered under about:crashes and I don't see any errors in the system event log.

I already tried to disable hardware acceleration and reinstalled FF completely without any addons besides a different adblocker. I cannot really reproduce the crash in safe-mode but don't really want to browse the web for possibly hours without an adblocker.

Any ideas what this could be or what else I could try? Maybe downgrade to a previous version?

Asked by banshee999 5 days ago

Last reply by banshee999 3 hours ago

Firefox resolving of websites in the address bar

I type in google into the address bar. Then press Ctrl+Enter to give it the ".com" at the end. The address bar changes to "google.com", but then redirects me to "excite… (read more)

I type in google into the address bar. Then press Ctrl+Enter to give it the ".com" at the end. The address bar changes to "google.com", but then redirects me to "excite.com".

But if I type in "google.com", it goes to "google.com".

"google" is the only scenario it happens to me. Why is it resolving like that?!

Asked by chipclip2010 4 hours ago

Flag emojis not shown anymore in Firefox for Windows

I know that flag emojis are basically not rendered on Windows platforms. A two-letter-combination is shown instead (e.g. DE for Germany), which is a known issue. Since a … (read more)

I know that flag emojis are basically not rendered on Windows platforms. A two-letter-combination is shown instead (e.g. DE for Germany), which is a known issue. Since a few months however, Firefox started to show flag emojis. I assumed that Firefox itself did show the flag emoji independently from Windows (as opposed to Chrome, which never did show flag emojis on Windows). Since a few days however, Firefox stopped showing flag emojis and shows the two-letter-combination again.

Why does Firefox not show flag emojis anymore?

Firefox 86.0 (32-Bit) Windows 10.0.19041 Home (64-Bit)

Asked by Hans van Gelderen 21 hours ago

Last reply by Hans van Gelderen 7 hours ago

How to disable "Firefox automatically prevented this page from reloading"

How do you disable firefox's automatic redirect prevention? I know you used to be able to find the option under "advanced options" but in firefox 86 I do not see an "adva… (read more)

How do you disable firefox's automatic redirect prevention? I know you used to be able to find the option under "advanced options" but in firefox 86 I do not see an "advanced options" section and searching for the option doesn't bring it up. Firefox 86.0 on windows 10.

Asked by benjamin.chaim94 5 hours ago

Pausing and stopping video also stops music playing outside Firefox

Pausing and stopping video also stops music playing outside Firefox. If I click pause or end a video within firefox, music playing outside firefox using programs that are… (read more)

Pausing and stopping video also stops music playing outside Firefox. If I click pause or end a video within firefox, music playing outside firefox using programs that are not firefox stops. How can this be fixed?

Asked by desbest 4 months ago

Last reply by desbest 5 hours ago

adding senders to safe list in outlook

I had some e-mails sent to junk by mistake but when I click "it's not junk" then open the e-mail and click on "add to safe senders list" this command is ignored as the ne… (read more)

I had some e-mails sent to junk by mistake but when I click "it's not junk" then open the e-mail and click on "add to safe senders list" this command is ignored as the next time I receive an e-mail from that sender it is again sent to junk. Microsoft tell me it's a browser (i.e. Firefox) issue. Can anyone please help ?

Asked by stef.1951 5 days ago

Last reply by stef.1951 7 hours ago

Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (read more)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

Asked by Paul 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 hours ago

Google Analytics needs constant refresh because scrolling gets stuck

For a long time now (at least a few months), intermittently and while browsing Google Analytics, I need to refresh every other screen because the tables on the bottom of … (read more)

For a long time now (at least a few months), intermittently and while browsing Google Analytics, I need to refresh every other screen because the tables on the bottom of the screen sometimes do not scroll down. Refreshing via F5 fixes this, but needs to be reinforced when the table is tweaked. It might go away if the table is completely changed by navigating to another report with another URL.

When this error happens, it feels like as soon as the page is loaded, the viewport flickers, and a second scroll bar pops up. This causes the long tables on the lower half of the screen to remain unscrollable, even though fully loaded and present.

As a curiosity, the "Take a Screenshot" option can scroll down the page (while saving a an entire page, or via the selection tool). Nohuman input can replicate this. I have tested Tab, arrows, Page Up/Down buttons, manually scrolling from either scroll bar or the mouse wheel from anywhere on the screen, search, etc.

Asked by Süleyman Okan 10 hours ago

Changing colours on used links in browser

Hi! I change the settings regarding the colour of used links from the standard pink-ish to red and press ok. The colour doesn't change anyway - not even after restarting… (read more)

Hi!

I change the settings regarding the colour of used links from the standard pink-ish to red and press ok. The colour doesn't change anyway - not even after restarting the computer. I have a brand new computer with the accompanied Windows 10 at the moment.

Thanx for your help

Asked by hansdiskuterar 11 hours ago

Multitouch Gestures

I'm unable to use multitouch gestures to go back and forward in browser like I used to do in edge and chrome browser. I hope you solve this problem. and the website is op… (read more)

I'm unable to use multitouch gestures to go back and forward in browser like I used to do in edge and chrome browser. I hope you solve this problem. and the website is opening in new tab instead of same tab.

Asked by gunjarivrushadwaj 12 hours ago

Firefox Passwords Not the Same in Sync

Hello. I am logged into Firefox on two different computers, but one account. The problem is, the password for some reason is not synced. On one, only the old password wor… (read more)

Hello. I am logged into Firefox on two different computers, but one account. The problem is, the password for some reason is not synced. On one, only the old password works. On another, only the updated password works. Do you know why this is? I already logged out of all devices and logged back in and it still doesn't work.

Thanks

Asked by niehaus.andrew 14 hours ago

Print size

The print font size using print option in files is so large the printout takes several pages to print one page. Does not happen with printing from Word or Adobe. Appears … (read more)

The print font size using print option in files is so large the printout takes several pages to print one page. Does not happen with printing from Word or Adobe. Appears to be driven by some Firefox function. I cannot find a way to to reset default print size.

Asked by sternitske 15 hours ago

SHA256 checksum for Firefox downloads

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be inc… (read more)

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be included within the release notes.

Asked by linden1 5 days ago

Last reply by linden1 17 hours ago

"86" Firefox to give us options about address bar or ability to replace it with add-on

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalita… (read more)

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalitarian way instead of just giving us options to not be constantly humiliated every day we use it.

The address bar has become my worst enemy lately. I keep staving off "86ing" Firefox from my life by editing the CSS this and that, when it worked just fine for years, but it changes and every time for the worse. How can we effectively get Firefox to give us options? Why are options so bad? Why do we not deserve options? I want to know how we can apply pressure on the institution to make FF usable again.

Here are a few examples, the last is the worst of them:

1) I want to have an X button on tabs, I just want to be able to delete a tab? Why can't I have an option for this? (I have to use crazy CSS script. Normal people don't go to that length. I would not adopt FF out of the box today.)

2) Many complain about the address bar that freaks out whenever you touch it. I want an option to disable that. (Again I have a CSS script that makes it act like normal productivity software. That's insane. Why can't we have an option to make the address bar behave like a normal HTML form element? I just want an option.)

3) As of FF 86 I can no longer use the address bar to perform searches. I've added the Search bar to my UI so I can do searches, but the browser still defaults to the address bar, so I have to click over to the Search bar. And if I use the address bar by accident, it laughs at me and refuses to process my search. I just want to be able to search with an address bar. I remember years ago having to remove the search bar because it would no longer search, but the address bar would search. My radical solution was to amputate the search bar. Now I'm in the complete opposite situation where the search bar searches but the address bar doesn't search. Again, I just want an option to be able to apply searches with my browser.

I just want an option for FF to not be aggressively hostile to me. It's not so simple as to ignore it. Every time you interact with the UI it's its own humiliation. It's a constant reminder of impotence. And questioning why do I subject myself to the whims of these people who're pulling my tail like I'm some monkey.

What the hell is wrong with Mozilla? Is is it still Mozilla? Why can't add-on people effectively address these problems if Mozilla won't? Why dictate how everything is, and then make everything unusable? Why?

How can we make our voices heard? Why can't Mozilla just kill FF if its goal seems to be to do that by making it unusable? Why not just close shop? Because some one will carry it on because it's open source? It really seems like someone wants FF to be unpopular. How else can we understand that it doesn't just give options? No even options in its crazy about:config system? Why am I in this masochistic relationship with FF? What's in it for FF?

Asked by mick-p 23 hours ago

Last reply by mick-p 17 hours ago

LastPass auto logout ability lost with FF v86.

I have LastPass extension on FF v86. It will logout of LP if I close the browser. However if I leave my PC unattended for >10 minutes LP is supposed to auto log off.… (read more)

I have LastPass extension on FF v86. It will logout of LP if I close the browser.

However if I leave my PC unattended for >10 minutes LP is supposed to auto log off. I have checked the settings in LP and they are set correctly.

LP still functions as it should when using the Opera browser.

I have reinstalled the LP extension. No change.

Thank you, Parrott_head

Asked by Parrott_head 19 hours ago

How to save a screenshot without prompt ?

Recently i was watching a long video and i needed screenshots for future notes but whenever i press (Ctrl+Shift+S) a prompt appears all the time asking whether to save 'v… (read more)

Recently i was watching a long video and i needed screenshots for future notes but whenever i press (Ctrl+Shift+S) a prompt appears all the time asking whether to save 'visible' or 'full page' . Can i somehow make 'visible' default ,so that i don't have to select again and again as i have to take a lot of screenshots and also take the screenshots while the video still running ; i don't want to pause it every time and save a snap ?

Asked by hsrah69 21 hours ago

Themes

When I open Firefox, the theme selected/used last time is changed to the DARK THEME every time. When I go into settings, It shows my last theme selected as active. … (read more)

When I open Firefox, the theme selected/used last time is changed to the DARK THEME every time. When I go into settings, It shows my last theme selected as active.

Asked by Luv2bSly 22 hours ago