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URL Completion in FF 119 Broken?

I recently updated to FF 119.0.1. I am finding that URL completion in the address bar is kind of random. In FF 118 and earlier, URLs were completed predictably, and it wa… (read more)

I recently updated to FF 119.0.1. I am finding that URL completion in the address bar is kind of random. In FF 118 and earlier, URLs were completed predictably, and it was pretty clear that they were based on a) bookmarks and b) frequency of use. Now, it seems like the frequency info is lost every time I restart FF. In that case, I might expect that the URL offered would be from the oldest bookmark or maybe the first in alphabetical order or something predictable, but it isn't. It seems to me to be random, and it is very annoying.

Is this a new bug, or is there perhaps a new setting that I can change to stop the madness?

For relevant settings, I have:

 - Provide search suggestion: checked
 - When using address bar, suggest: browsing history and bookmarks are checked, nothing else
 - I'm using Custom History settings: Remember browsing and download history is checked, Clear history when Firefox closes is checked. 

I have used these settings for years in previous versions of FF, and there hasn't been a problem until now.

Thanks!

Asked by wheelercsg-mozh 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Urgent Assistance Needed: WordPress Plugin Compatibility Issue with Firefox on Finance and Real Estate Website

We're reaching out to our valued community members for urgent assistance with a technical issue affecting our website, dedicated to providing crucial insights into the re… (read more)

We're reaching out to our valued community members for urgent assistance with a technical issue affecting our website, dedicated to providing crucial insights into the realms of home loans, home refinance, VA loans, and mortgage loans.

Recently, we've observed that some of our WordPress plugins are encountering compatibility issues specifically when accessed through the Firefox browser. This concern is impacting the seamless functionality of certain features on our site. Here are a few key details:

Issue: Some WordPress plugins not functioning correctly on Firefox. Website Focus: Finance and Real Estate, covering topics such as home loans, home refinance, VA loans, and mortgage loans. Request: Seeking advice and expertise from the community to address the compatibility issue.

If you have experience in resolving browser-specific plugin issues or insights into ensuring cross-browser compatibility, please share your knowledge. Your assistance will not only benefit our website but also contribute to the broader understanding of maintaining optimal functionality in finance and real estate platforms.

Asked by Michael Wheeler 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Firefox browser is not responding

Firefox browser is not responding. I cannot click the menu as suggested because when I do the whole page crashes. How do I fix this "firefox not responding" issue? … (read more)

Firefox browser is not responding. I cannot click the menu as suggested because when I do the whole page crashes. How do I fix this "firefox not responding" issue?

Asked by vidmarketer345 2 days ago

Last reply by Paul 2 days ago

Hi Folks, "Block pop-up windows" is enabled in Firefox, but I still get popups from www.smh.com.au

Hi Folks, "Block pop-up windows" is enabled in Firefox, but I still get popups from www.smh.com.au Maybe you have time to investigate - a different type of popup needs… (read more)

Hi Folks,

"Block pop-up windows" is enabled in Firefox, but I still get popups from www.smh.com.au Maybe you have time to investigate - a different type of popup needs blocking.

Sample page https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/inflation-tipped-to-fall-while-rent-costs-to-buck-trend-with-15-year-high-20230721-p5dqbj.html

Thanks

Asked by bobh8 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

I gave 'Firefox a tune up' using the 'restart Firefox' option. Now, it hasn't reinstalled the extension I use for my password manager, and I can't remember what password manager it was.

It has reinstalled all my other extentions, but hasn't my password manager for some reason. Or at least I can't find it. I also can't remember the name of it, and so don'… (read more)

It has reinstalled all my other extentions, but hasn't my password manager for some reason. Or at least I can't find it. I also can't remember the name of it, and so don't know what to search to download it again. Is there a way to see historic extentions or something?

Asked by sam.bird91 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

The latest updates and drm

After the latest updates the drm protection prevents any streaming of hbo or prime video content to discord. Is this just a mistake from mozilla's side or did 2 streaming… (read more)

After the latest updates the drm protection prevents any streaming of hbo or prime video content to discord. Is this just a mistake from mozilla's side or did 2 streaming sites decide on same week to start ruining their service for paying customers?

Asked by antti_valtonen 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Sponsored Content on New Tab

I often see a Shortcut on my New Tab that I have never gone to, which says "sponsored" on it. I do not want these ads. I have looked up the answer: https://support.mozill… (read more)

I often see a Shortcut on my New Tab that I have never gone to, which says "sponsored" on it. I do not want these ads. I have looked up the answer: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sponsor-privacy?as=u&utm_source=inproduct I can manually delete a sponsored shortcut once, but this does not stop them from coming onto future New Tabs. My problem is, the long-term answer simply does not work. Settings -> Home -> Firefox Home Content simply does not contain a section that says "Sponsored shortcuts" and therefore this solution is not accessable. I am on Version 120 as suggested. What is going wrong? How do I prevent these ads from appearing on the New Tab page?

Asked by stephenwaffles 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

105.0.3 turn off update popup

why do you stalk and bother the users? i do not want to update! without warning you alter things i do not want you to alter. you take things out so people have to use ris… (read more)

why do you stalk and bother the users? i do not want to update! without warning you alter things i do not want you to alter. you take things out so people have to use risky 3rd party addons.

Asked by bookworm480 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

My firefox keeps resizing itself to be full height

I like to keep my browser windows slightly smaller than my desktop. I usually leave about a half inch or so free on each side. This way, I still have easy access to any d… (read more)

I like to keep my browser windows slightly smaller than my desktop. I usually leave about a half inch or so free on each side. This way, I still have easy access to any desktop shortcut that is alone the top/bottom, or left right of the screen, without having to minimize my browser windows completely to see the entire desktop. But for some reason, for the last several Firefox versions, it will always resize its height to take up the entire height of the desktop. The width stays the same, the way I want it. But the height is always from the top of the screen all the way down to the task bar. I don't know if it happens every single time I close out of Firefox and reopen, but I know my manual resizing never lasts long. what is happening here?

Asked by accident55 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

X (Formerly Twitter) Audio not playing.

Recently reinstalled Firefox for Windows on a new PC, and have since been having issues with audio playing on only Twitter. I have tried reinstalling my sound drivers, cl… (read more)

Recently reinstalled Firefox for Windows on a new PC, and have since been having issues with audio playing on only Twitter. I have tried reinstalling my sound drivers, clearing the browser history and cache, clearing Twitter's cache, reinstalling Firefox, disabling all my extensions and nothing has worked. Any help at all would be appreciated.

It is ONLY Twitter, and it works on all other browsers.

Asked by mtgmite 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Netflix videos are all green

Since yesterday any streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu will only have green screen for the video. The sound will come through just fine and subtitles. My Wildvi… (read more)

Since yesterday any streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu will only have green screen for the video. The sound will come through just fine and subtitles. My Wildvine is updated, I've toggled the DRM on and off several times, no changes. My browser has been checked for updates. Not sure what else to try at this point.

Asked by amor90200 3 days ago

Last reply by Terry 3 days ago

Firefox crashing on startup after performing all recommended trouble shooting steps.

Hi, Today, Firefox appeared to freeze as I was trying to sign into my Hotmail account and then crashed. Subsequent attempts to restart Firefox result in crashes. Usually… (read more)

Hi,

Today, Firefox appeared to freeze as I was trying to sign into my Hotmail account and then crashed. Subsequent attempts to restart Firefox result in crashes. Usually immediately, sometimes after about a minute.

I have tried "refreshing" Firefox, running in troubleshooting mode, and uninstalling/reinstalling. I also performed the memory test suggested and had no errors.

There are no crash reports in the "Crash Reports" folder.

I have Windows 10 Home, Version 22H2, Build 19045.3693 (not sure if this is helpful or not)

Asked by jeffvdp 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Technical Questions about Firefox 120.0 Update

Release notes for Firefox v120.0 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/120.0/releasenotes/ Among these release notes, "Firefox’s private windows and ETP-Strict privacy c… (read more)

Release notes for Firefox v120.0 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/120.0/releasenotes/

Among these release notes, "Firefox’s private windows and ETP-Strict privacy configuration now enhance the Canvas APIs with Fingerprinting Protection, thereby continuing to protect our users’ online privacy." How good or bad is the feature? There's the canvas blocker extension which might now be obsolete, then again without details this is impossible to anser. How exactly does the Canvas API enhance Fingerprinting Protection with this new update? The release notes don't explain that, where do i find details? Firefox should use this for all windows not only private ones.

Among the relase notes, "Firefox is rolling-out Cookie Banner Blocker by default in private windows for users in Germany during the coming weeks. Firefox will now auto-refuse cookies and dismiss annoying cookie banners for supported sites." I'm not german but would still like to use this feature as the cookie agreement popups are extremely annoying and time intensive to dismiss. Apparently in about:config "cookiebanners.service.mode" is the precise setting name. Does it have to be set to "1" to be active? This setting seemingly has the potential to replace extensions such as "Cookie AutoDelete" or uBlockOrigins Filterlists/Easylist cookie notices. Firefox should use this for all windows not only private ones.

Among the release notes: "Firefox has enabled URL Tracking Protection by default in private windows for all users in Germany. Firefox will remove non-essential URL query parameters that are often used to track users across the web." I don't get why this would only be active in private windows and germany. Firefox should use this for all windows not only private ones.

Among the release notes: "Firefox now imports TLS trust anchors (e.g., certificates) from the operating system root store. This will be enabled by default on Windows, macOS, and Android, and if needed, can be turned off in settings (Preferences → Privacy & Security → Certificates)." I've no idea what to think about this, is it a good or bad change and why? Don't try to fool me here, i want honest ansers no BS... is there potential for abuse? If Firefox uses CA's from the OS then what happens to firefox internal CA's, remain unchanged?

Among the release notes: "Firefox supports a new “Copy Link Without Site Tracking” feature in the context menu which ensures that copied links no longer contain tracking information." While this is a welcome change, i'd be much much more useful to replace “Copy Link Without Site Tracking” with “Open Link Without Site Tracking”... Otherwise there's the needless waste of time manually open a new tab and paste the link... This completely lacks any logic if you ask me, why didn't mozilla make it as i suggest above in the first place? Why the manually klick klick waste of time?

Lastly a question unrelated to this update, when RFP is enabled and the browser-screen-size is spoofed, if i go into fullscreenmode by accident, will this expose my true resolution or not?

Asked by Delete-Firefox-get-Librewolf 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Most Popular Firefox Addons? | mozilla.addons.org uses google-analytics.com

There are many cathegories to filter addons at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/ sadly none to sort by popularity. A popularity filter to list firefox … (read more)

There are many cathegories to filter addons at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/ sadly none to sort by popularity. A popularity filter to list firefox addons would be a great feature.

Speaking of great features, addons.mozilla.org should not use google-analytics.com Mozilla on the one hand promotes privacy or atleast makes the impression of doing so, but on the other hand tracks their users by default and uses google analytics on their extensions website. There are privacy friendly alternatives to google analytics, why did Mozilla decide to use an invasive bigtech option? It is very unlikely for mozilla to quit using google analytics just because of this thread, and even if i asked on the apropriate forum or email chances are nothing will change. It's just sad mozilla uses google analytics, there's nothing else to say.


Another question, Mozilla in this article https://addons.mozilla.org/blog/firefoxs-most-popular-innovative-browser-extensions-of-2021/ claims that there have been a total of 133 million visits to addons.mozilla.org However this site https://www.similarweb.com/website/addons.mozilla.org/#overview claims that addons.mozilla.org had a total of 10.9 million visits over time, which seems incorrect since ublockorigin alone already has 7 million+ users. I've always thought that similarweb is a reputable source, or maybe not?

Asked by Delete-Firefox-get-Librewolf 4 days ago

Last reply by Terry 3 days ago

Firefox keeps giving me a message that it can not access the information on website

I am trying to login in to my health insurance website but Firefox keeps giving me a message that it can not access the information at this time. This is not the first ti… (read more)

I am trying to login in to my health insurance website but Firefox keeps giving me a message that it can not access the information at this time. This is not the first time or the first website that I have had issues with. Do i have to switch to Chrome or Edge?? Is there a setting that will allow me to access the insurance website?? I have used Firefox for years but the past few months it has caused me lots of problems trying to access my accounts on various websites.

Asked by rondapierce60 4 days ago

Last reply by Paul 4 days ago