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updates blocked by unknown administrator (systeembeheerder)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) an… (funda kabanzi)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) and in about firefox (instead of update button). I have been able to change all other settings that I know of. I have also refreshed the browser once, disabled all addons once, and deinstalled it to reinstall the latest version once.

Is there a solution for this bug?

Asked by frisodeboer 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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This page keeps refreshing itself

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad . . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (6… (funda kabanzi)

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad

. . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (64-bit) . . . ? It looks like a bug to me.

Asked by sludge7051-x 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by sludge7051-x 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (funda kabanzi)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Set Default to open links in a new Tab - Does Not Work

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone. Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone.

Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to hit the back button to get back to that original page (and sometimes the back button get grayed out and I can't get back at all).

I've tried checking the box for: Open links in tabs instead of new windows but that doesn't do it. Then I tried checking the box for: When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately, and that doesn't do it either.

I know that a work-around is to hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a link, but I'd like to set it as a default so I don't have to do that.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by lisatbuy 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (funda kabanzi)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (funda kabanzi)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Remove search history from URL bar?

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously … (funda kabanzi)

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously to show up, in the order of most frequently visited. It used to do that until a few hours ago. Now instead I get previous search results and bookmarked sites only. Can I change it back to its previous function or will I have to revert to an older version of Firefox?

eta: I figured out how to get the websites to show again, but I still don't want the search history showing up.

Asked by girlyskin 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by girlyskin 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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wss websocket stopped working

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome. What happened??? Port is open. Connect … (funda kabanzi)

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome.

What happened???

Port is open. Connect when running websocket.org/echo.html in chrome but not in firefox

Asked by just-money 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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My address bar does not work after the Firefox 78 update.

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do an… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do anything. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

Asked by mlbirk 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Constant disk activity

Why is Firefox 78 writing to disk constantly? Even when the browser is idle, the hard drive light on my computer blinks non-stop, and I can hear the constant noise coming… (funda kabanzi)

Why is Firefox 78 writing to disk constantly? Even when the browser is idle, the hard drive light on my computer blinks non-stop, and I can hear the constant noise coming from the hard drive. The problem is with the browser because the Processor Explorer (available from Microsoft) shows Firefox as doing the constant disk activity, and hard drive stops making noise when the browser is closed.

Asked by bakensobek 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by bakensobek 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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MP4s unable to play (Windows Home Edition)

The whole system was only set up recently, so I'm not sure if the issue has been happening since Firefox was installed, but it is possible. I've narrowed it down to MP4s … (funda kabanzi)

The whole system was only set up recently, so I'm not sure if the issue has been happening since Firefox was installed, but it is possible.

I've narrowed it down to MP4s being the issue, which as the relevant help articles state should be decoded by the OS. No problems watching the videos in Microsoft Edge for example.

Console gives:

   HTTP "Content-Type" of "video/mp4" is not supported [...]
   Cannot play media. No decoders for requested formats: video/mp4

or

   Specified "type" attribute of "video/mp4" is not supported

etc.

Same result when disabling all addons. Windows Media Player etc. installed and working.

Only the first (MPEG) video on the following test page doesn't work for example: https://tekeye.uk/html/html5-video-test-page

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by cosey 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cosey 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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pingsender.exe

Hello Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ... I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ... Great way to learn ? Someone kindly got back to me … (funda kabanzi)

Hello

Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ...

I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ...

Great way to learn ?

Someone kindly got back to me about config editor + why windows 10 will not set THUNDERBIRD as default ...

One of the solutions was to update Windows 10 which is as it is - work in progress ...

Anyway I notice PINGSENDER.EXE running - did a quick check - seems it would be good to turn off ? as I did not agree to firefox to link amazon IP ?

Any thoughts welcome ...

Hope we have a good day

In love + solidarity Wendy

Asked by wmicklewright 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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How do I stop the address bar from expanding on click

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on pr… (funda kabanzi)

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on principle) because it is worthless. How can I do this?

Asked by brentonian 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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White bar on FF above the tabs

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maxim… (funda kabanzi)

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maximize, and close functions are present on the tab bar on my desktop FF browser. Screenshot attached

Asked by shhtewart 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Some URLs not loading/ ublock origin not blocking ads

Hi, I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked. Since this morning, Firefox has failed t… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I've tried to fix this by following the relevant knowledge base articles, but nothing I've tried so far seems to have worked.

Since this morning, Firefox has failed to load in certain pages. There's no error message, FF briefly flashes the Stop button and then displays a totally blank page. I checked on Chrome, and it had no problem loading the page.

On pages that do load, ublock origin doesn't seem to be blocking any ads. I assume these problems are related, so I include this for completeness.

I've tried

  1. Restarting firefox in safe mode
  2. Restarting my PC
  3. Clearing firefox cookies and cache
  4. Restarting my router
  5. Flushing my DNS

What should I try next? Is there any additional info I need to provide?

Asked by sam68 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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run two or more instances of firefox at same time

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because th… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because this doesnt work for. I tried PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -ProfileManager PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote -ProfileManager I use firefox 78 as main instance and i wanna use esr as other instances. Thanks.

Asked by tomasiche 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by the-edmeister 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox updating itself and I lost all my history and bookmarks!!

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session … (funda kabanzi)

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session or find any bookmarks! I am very very sad.... can anyone help me recover these things?

Asked by jennyleis 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule