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Just downloaded Ff on new W10 laptop. No add-ons, but Ff hamburger icon options and Right-click options never worked

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Just downloaded Ff on new W10 laptop. No add-ons, but Ff hamburger icon options and Right-click options never worked:

(This is from my Desktop computer, so can't Share Data.) New laptop computer, with pre-installed W10, obviously trying to ram Edge down my throat. I knew from a previous computer that that is rubbish, and it actually has the same problem. Surely that must throw some light. And MS Edge won't even accept bloody MS's own Japanese IME email input, or probably any of the other languages I use (the even more execrable Windows Mail being unusable), which my newly installed latest version of Ff does. I can't bear to look yet, but I know Edge will have been reset as default browser behind my back.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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FredMcD said

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

Thank you, but by "hamburger icon options" I meant the informal term that's current for what is described in your link as the menu button, which as I said was not working, and I didn't see the point of starting with no add-ons by pressing Shift+click as I had not installed any, as I perhaps didn't make clear enough in my question.

So at the risk of a more protracted rant I am reporting what I did do. I tried to find out why W10 would not let me set Ff as the default browser, and it turned out it has installed Ff twice. I think this happened because as usual Google shanghaied my search for the Firefox download, giving the latest version of flaming Edge as first hit! I thought it might just be worth trying that first, but as it was taking all eternity to install I aborted it, which meant that it now wouldn't download Ff. When I finally saw I had a Ff install exe to install and went ahead, the computer must have still been having a very long think about an earlier version, and installed them both. I consider all this the fault of the criminally slow speed, although the specs are Dell Latitude E5440 14" Laptop i5-4300U Dual Core 4GB RAM 320GB HDD DVDRW Windows 10 Professional (Refurbished / Grade A1). I suppose it may be due to lockdown overload, but fortunately that hasn't been much of a problem on my desktop.

Every successive iteration of Windows since XP has tried to make it more foolproof but only made it more user-proof, and tells ever more lies about where things are when you search them. The rot set in with W95 and the pretense that the Desktop was at the top of the architecture. So in the end I could not find which of the two installations was masquerading as which, and had to uninstall one of them at random. By pure good luck this cured the malfunctions, and moreover enabled me to set Ff as default browser in CP, until that setting gets shanghaied again by the evil W10!

I do hope you find some entertainment value in this saga.