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Add an Unlisted Search Engine

W10 Desktop. I cannot see a way to ADD "TUSK" search engine in Firefox. When I click "Find more search engines", Firefox takes me to "ADD-ONS" where TUSK is not listed.… (read more)

W10 Desktop. I cannot see a way to ADD "TUSK" search engine in Firefox. When I click "Find more search engines", Firefox takes me to "ADD-ONS" where TUSK is not listed. How do I make TUSK my default FIREFOX SEARCH ENGINE, please & thank you??.....Pat

Asked by Patty 36 minutes ago

Last reply by Dropa 29 minutes ago

google login

I use my regular gmail account in Firefox and Firefox is my default browser. Chrome pops up a login screen to allow me to sign into my school account or my regular accoun… (read more)

I use my regular gmail account in Firefox and Firefox is my default browser. Chrome pops up a login screen to allow me to sign into my school account or my regular account.

On Firefox when I go to google and click the login button, it takes me to my school login screen. How do I reset it to use my regular gmail account. My school uses gmail.

Can Firefox ask for the correct account when there are multiple accounts?

Asked by Gary in Tucson 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 2 hours ago

How to hide or disable the 'Bookmark this page' button in the location bar

I never use the 'Bookmark this page' button in the location bar. Meanwhile it takes precious real estate in the small location bar (I have many extension buttons in the … (read more)

I never use the 'Bookmark this page' button in the location bar. Meanwhile it takes precious real estate in the small location bar (I have many extension buttons in the toolbar). Is there a way to hide or disable this button?

Asked by Apothor 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 2 hours ago

Web Pages disappear

I am on a Macbook air running Firefox 109.0.1 with DuckDuckGo as the engine. This past week I've had webpages that I am using disappear leaving me with a blank tab. In t… (read more)

I am on a Macbook air running Firefox 109.0.1 with DuckDuckGo as the engine. This past week I've had webpages that I am using disappear leaving me with a blank tab. In the middle of the game or puzzle it just disappears and there I am with the Firefox logo on the page. The tab doesn't close, just the content is gone. The back button doesn't work - it's as if I have set a new tab. The two sites that seem to be disappear most frequently are: thejigsawpuzzle.com https://freeonlinemahjonggames.net/dogmahjong2.html both of which we have used for years without problems. It doesn't happen every time we use the webpages but at least once a day. We have restarted the computer and Firefox. This laptop is just a couple of weeks old, could that somehow be the issue?

Asked by celia.in.reddeer 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

google maps

Since the latest update, Firefox won't display Google maps anymore. There was a message saying Windows blocked access to the graphics. Can't figure out where in Windows… (read more)

Since the latest update, Firefox won't display Google maps anymore. There was a message saying Windows blocked access to the graphics. Can't figure out where in Windows 10 to undo this. Help! Firefox useless to me without Google maps.

Asked by dan247 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Fingerprinting - Websites Detecting Multiple OS - (false positives)

There should be a guide by now or easy settings built into the browser to change these settings. I'm having trouble with websites that think I'm a Bot, because they are d… (read more)

There should be a guide by now or easy settings built into the browser to change these settings.

I'm having trouble with websites that think I'm a Bot, because they are detecting multiple operating systems/ OS, due to my settings and privacy extensions.

Is there anything in About:Config that I can change to set my OS to Windows??

Common methods for websites detecting someone's OS is by using Javascript, User Agent, and TCP/IP fingerprinting.

How do I fake the Javascript test? There's extensions that block Scripts but that leaves people unable to use websites, is there any command I can put in and set as default?

User Agent test - There's a few extensions that will work to change this, though if I can change this through About:config or other settings I would like to know.

The TCP/IP protocol controls how data is sent between computers and how the sender and receiving computers are identified. Mostly this is done identically by every computer, but some small parameters are implemented differently by different operating systems, creating a ‘fingerprint’.

I'm told this is very difficult to fake, but has a larger error rate anyway.

Asked by RedFoX 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

I get a message that I miss a profile, when I start Firefox (or Thunderbird) Even after a complete clean installation

I am re-installing Windows10 Pro for a clean install. I made a backup of my profiles of Firefox and Thunderbird, both in AppData Local and Roaming. After reinstallation o… (read more)

I am re-installing Windows10 Pro for a clean install. I made a backup of my profiles of Firefox and Thunderbird, both in AppData Local and Roaming. After reinstallation of Firefox and Thunderbird, I deleted the new profiles and recovered the old ones. Now I get a message that I'm missing a profile. I still get it after deleting the apps and doing a clean install. What can I do?

Asked by Rob van Dijk 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

BOOKMARK TOOLBAR NOT SHOWING

WHERE IS MY BOOKMARKS TOOLBAR??? Every time I update Firefox (now 109), I end up with all kinds of problems! NOW, I can't see my bookmark toolbar. All the help articles … (read more)

WHERE IS MY BOOKMARKS TOOLBAR??? Every time I update Firefox (now 109), I end up with all kinds of problems! NOW, I can't see my bookmark toolbar. All the help articles tells me how to show it or how to bookmark a page, which I already did multiple times. But this issue is never solved. If I can't get this resolved, I'm going to MS Edge.

Asked by Laura 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 hours ago

I can not remove a extension.

I can not remove the extension! I have noticed for some time now that I have an extension in my Firefox extensions that has no name and keeps installing itself, even when… (read more)

I can not remove the extension!

I have noticed for some time now that I have an extension in my Firefox extensions that has no name and keeps installing itself, even when I try to uninstall it through the Firefox folder. The extension causes that in my search suggestions when I enter something always other websites come to the surface, or the actually suggested by firefox sites slide down. Some yahoo and amazon sites come up on my search results.

Asked by maikmadej99 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 hours ago

Printing out logins and passwords

I don't seem t have the right usernames and passwords to be able to print out my logins and passwords. I am able to login to Windows whenever I restart my PCs, but Firef… (read more)

I don't seem t have the right usernames and passwords to be able to print out my logins and passwords. I am able to login to Windows whenever I restart my PCs, but Firefox doesn't accept the password. I have tried versions of the name that appears on my Windows screen after login, but that doesn't work. There is no alternative account on my laptop.

Asked by Dennis C During 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 hours ago

No history since last FF update. When I open previous profiles, there is no history there either. Please provide some simple instructions that help me restore previous history, as I use this feature a lot.

Please help me to know how to easily restore my search history. I may switch to a different browser if I am unable to restore search history.

Asked by jnbtxn47 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 hours ago

Setting that are very inconvenient in Firefox

I have two large inconveniences that keeps me from using Firefox exclusively. 1)When entering a search term in Firefox on occasion I need to look up spellings in the sear… (read more)

I have two large inconveniences that keeps me from using Firefox exclusively. 1)When entering a search term in Firefox on occasion I need to look up spellings in the search string. When I click off the search dialog box and return back to the dialog box on the search page everything is erased that I had previously added in the search box. This a a big inconvenience for me. Is there a way to change this setting?.

2) i have tried many time to download my bookmarks of Chrome. After following the published procedure nothing is copied to the bookmarks this is a big issue for using Firefox.

Im not a fan of chrome can you help me migrate to Foxfire. This is both on mu desktop win 11 and my apple iPhone 14

Asked by bill41 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Firefox (and also Thunderbird) crash on trying to load Yahoo mail login page

A friend (who knows even less about technology than me) has an old Dell Inspiron 1501 which has been running Linux Mint 18 Xfce, which is now unsupported. I'm beginning t… (read more)

A friend (who knows even less about technology than me) has an old Dell Inspiron 1501 which has been running Linux Mint 18 Xfce, which is now unsupported. I'm beginning to regret it but just to keep it going for a couple of years I offered to update to Mint 20 Xfce, which is the last version listing 1 Gb as the minimum Ram (everything later or other version are 2 Gb or more), which is the most that system can use. Once the wifi was eventually working (old b43 broadcom driver) most things went fine (except Team Viewer, which works on another Mint 20 Xfce system, but that's not a question for here). However, she uses Yahoo mail, and for some reason just attempting to load the login page (login.yahoo.com) causes Firefox to crash (I mentioned Thunderbird in the title as I attempted to access Yahoo Mail with it, but because it needs to access the Yahoo Mail page (as I think this is now based on App codes rather than passwords), and doing that crashed Thunderbird also). I'm pretty sure I have methodically gone through all the troubleshooting steps on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems (clear cookies & cache by deleting history; clear startup cache; refresh; reinstall; new profile). Firefox doesn't crash in Troubleshoot mode, despite the fact is seems to still use hardware acceleration, even though I thought it would disable that. Hence, I'm at the end of what I know to try (and that's just from following the guide, I am not an expert) and would be grateful for any help anyone can offer. I attach an image that lists all the submitted crash reports, as they will refer to slightly different conditions as I tried all the options mentioned above. I'm using my own PC to submit this (so any hardware & system data submitted by this web-form won't be relevant), not the Inspiron 1501 that has the issue. I can open the Yahoo mail page on this machine (same version of Firefox) and also on the Inspiron 1501 using Chrome (but there was a different reason relating to security why we couldn't log in via that). Would really like to get Firefox (and Thunderbird) working on the laptop, if possible.

Asked by Jonny Terry 1 day ago

Last reply by James 4 hours ago

OS authentication enable via registry?

Hi, I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in re… (read more)

Hi,

I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in registry?

Asked by jewmo159 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

On playing online videos screen flashes, goes blank until site / video is closed

So, for awhile now when I go to some sites, the screen suddenly starts flashing, then it jitters and turns some light color (like a light green; not blue screen, not blac… (read more)

So, for awhile now when I go to some sites, the screen suddenly starts flashing, then it jitters and turns some light color (like a light green; not blue screen, not black). If I guess where the "X" is to shut down the tab that has the video, I can end this. Often, like on youtube, I find the problem is some ad video that was playing. The rest of the site is ok. But not always.

One site I wrote down a few days where it happened: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/eagles-face-giants-2022-playoff-opener?cid=sm_npd_rsn_phi_fb_mn&fbclid=IwAR3rGUEa0W8fElrzCWANSIUpti9VKlbn0iHyvcFsviajYExo5tcRSyWBJXA

scroll down to video and everything blinks, becomes unuseable

It happens in lots of places, though. It is not per se a YouTube problem or just a problem at NBCSports. I shell out to MS Edge, and it seems to handle everything fine, so I'm assuming at this point it is a browser issue.

One last point: after this happen the screen display is degraded even after I manage to shut down the offending tab or video. It takes a Log off/log back in or reboot to fix everything. The degradation takes the form of making the screen look a bit like a pointilist painting, although that's an exaggeration.

FF 109.0.1 64 bit Windows 11 NVidia GeFORCE RTX 3060 running studio driver 526.98 (I have switched periodically from / to their gaming driver, which doesn't seem to matter)

Any help, appreciated.

Asked by monsieurms 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Bank Access

When I try to access my Capital One bank, I get a circle with a slash through it. I read that to be the bank is blocking the Firefox browser. I called them and they sai… (read more)

When I try to access my Capital One bank, I get a circle with a slash through it. I read that to be the bank is blocking the Firefox browser. I called them and they said they PREFERED Google CHROME. Can anyone resolve this issue?

Asked by lbb1n1 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 hours ago

Encrypted HTTPS websites always ask if I want to trust the certificate

I am using Mozilla Firefox 64-bit with version 107.0 on Windows 10 21H2. I connect very often to HTTPS websites without a valid certificate. Often with certificates issue… (read more)

I am using Mozilla Firefox 64-bit with version 107.0 on Windows 10 21H2. I connect very often to HTTPS websites without a valid certificate. Often with certificates issued by themselves. Before it was always enough to say "I trust this website" once. Now the question comes again and again, whenever I connect. What could be the cause of this?

Asked by Andreas Fendt 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 hours ago

yahoo mail

All of a sudden every time I try to sign in on Yahoo mail I get a warning "We've noticed some unusual account activity" and I have to get a text (which I pay for individu… (read more)

All of a sudden every time I try to sign in on Yahoo mail I get a warning "We've noticed some unusual account activity" and I have to get a text (which I pay for individually) to get a code to continue (the code I get by email which would not cost me anything never works). I have no problem when I use Microsoft Edge. What is happening and how can it be fixed.

Asked by vickiedragon 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 hours ago