Copy pasting text from an external application into Reddit.com comment box on Firefox entirely messes up formatting

Hi. When copy-pasting text with formatting (bold, italics, spacing) into any Reddit.com comment submission box (not post submission boxes) from any external text applicat… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. When copy-pasting text with formatting (bold, italics, spacing) into any Reddit.com comment submission box (not post submission boxes) from any external text application (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Pastebin) using Firefox (v88.0.1), all formatting is lost and seemingly random newlines are added. Instead of lines going from the entire space left to right, they are cut off in the center where newlines are added.

The text tends to look like this. And any bold and italic portions are removed. (Intended)

The text tends to look like this. And any bold and italic portions are removed. (Resulting)

When trying to delete this text and copy-paste additional times, ghost text appears that cannot be deleted but overlays on top of any additional text. Removing any parts of text seems to paste another copy and infinitely loop more of the pasted text, creating a horrible looking overlay of text that now looks like cryptic symbols because of the overlaying.

I posted and looked through Reddit's /r/help, and it seems that multiple people are reporting this issue, all using the latest version of Firefox and having the issue appear in the last few days.

I have already tried disabling extensions, launching in Safe Mode, clearing Firefox cache, manually troubleshooting settings in about:config, looking through all entries of about:support, refreshing the Firefox profile, completely reinstalling Firefox. The issue does not appear to be my installation, but rather a bug with the software on this version.

Any help is appreciated, I am totally stumped.

Asked by DT 13 imizuzu edlule

Searchbar has text appear on the wrong side

I somehow manage to change settings somewhere without realizing - perhaps with shortcuts - and now whenever I type into the search bar, it appears on the far left instead… (funda kabanzi)

I somehow manage to change settings somewhere without realizing - perhaps with shortcuts - and now whenever I type into the search bar, it appears on the far left instead of the far right. How do I revert it back to how it was before?

Asked by Weaver 19 imizuzu edlule

Loss of all bookmarks

Hello, On May 14th 2021 an update occurred. I had no warning and I lost most of my computer settings as well all my Firefox bookmarks. I didn't manually backup my bookmar… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, On May 14th 2021 an update occurred. I had no warning and I lost most of my computer settings as well all my Firefox bookmarks. I didn't manually backup my bookmarks lately so I thought I could retrieve them in the Windows.old file but there is no such file on my computer. If Firefow was also updated, why there hasn't been creation of a bookmarkbackup? Is there a way to recover my bookmarks? Thanks for your help. CLC

Asked by cl.collin 38 imizuzu edlule

Why does firefox allow Yahoo to take over the search?

I 1000% hate Yahoo, I prefer the Google Search. And Yahoo always opens up a new window. Is there an easy way to never allow Yahoo to take over the search? I do remove… (funda kabanzi)

I 1000% hate Yahoo, I prefer the Google Search. And Yahoo always opens up a new window. Is there an easy way to never allow Yahoo to take over the search? I do remove it (ha, seems like every day). But I would prefer to never have Yahoo take over the search.

Asked by IAmThatStrange 56 imizuzu edlule

Last reply by IAmThatStrange 46 imizuzu edlule

Sound Issues

I have lost all sound in Firefox...youtube, sportsnet, etc...doing a clean uninstall and reinstall did not fix the issue. I have sound in all other apps...what's wrong? … (funda kabanzi)

I have lost all sound in Firefox...youtube, sportsnet, etc...doing a clean uninstall and reinstall did not fix the issue. I have sound in all other apps...what's wrong?

Asked by arthur.newman 56 imizuzu edlule

Spaces between words not retained

I'm using FF88.0.1 on macOS 10.14.6 I'm a regular participant in the Microsoft Answers Community. When replying to messages there today a space appears when I press the s… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using FF88.0.1 on macOS 10.14.6

I'm a regular participant in the Microsoft Answers Community. When replying to messages there today a space appears when I press the space bar but as soon as I type the next character the space closes & the text runs together. E.g. instead of This is a sentence the text appears as Thisisasentence. If I then go back & re-insert the spaces they are retained but that is a royal pain.

This is a new behavior as of today. I have confirmed that this does not occur when using Safari nor does it occur when replying in the Apple support community.

I'd appreciate any insight on this.

Asked by terataz 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by terataz 1 ihora elidlule

Firefox has slowed down

I have noticed that my Firefox browser has become so slow that it is nearly unusable. I have noticed that Mozilla has been offering their VPN for $5/month. Has the compa… (funda kabanzi)

I have noticed that my Firefox browser has become so slow that it is nearly unusable.

I have noticed that Mozilla has been offering their VPN for $5/month. Has the company slowed down the browser to sell this feature?

Or is there something in the Microsoft updates that have slowed down the browser.

I really like Firefox but I have reverted Chrome simply to get my work done without waiting for Firefox to load. I really am not a big fan of Google and I really find Microsoft to be, well, Microsoft.

Asked by Wesley 1 ihora elidlule

Reddit comments input textbox shows duplicate text after pasteing

Reddit comments textbox shows duplicate text after pasteing When creating a comment (new or reply), the input textbox shows duplicate text. So what ever is pasted, it app… (funda kabanzi)

Reddit comments textbox shows duplicate text after pasteing When creating a comment (new or reply), the input textbox shows duplicate text. So what ever is pasted, it appears twice. If I post the comment anyway, only one copy of the text appears in the posted comment. It only seems to happen if I paste more than one line of text so maybe the CRLF at the end of line one has something to do with it. See attached image.

I tried the same operation with Chrome, and it does not have this duplicate text problem. So I'm guessing it some problem with the input textbox implementation in firefox.

Is this a known problem? Anyone else seeing this?

firefox 88.0.1 (latest), windows 10 laptop

Asked by Windfall 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Windfall 2 amahora adlule

Privacy and security signing in to banking

My banking institution 'updated' and since then I am asked for 2 step verification almost every time I log in. I do NOT have that checked. My FF privacy settings are to … (funda kabanzi)

My banking institution 'updated' and since then I am asked for 2 step verification almost every time I log in. I do NOT have that checked. My FF privacy settings are to allow cookies for their website, and the adblocker has been set to allow this website. Yet I am still asked. The idiots at my banking institution insist it is FF and suggested I call them for help. Seriously. That is how dumb they are. They want me to send screenshots of my pc to show FF settings, which is NOT POSSIBLE! They are dumb dumb dumb. I don't know what else to do. No problem for years til their wonderful update. Ready to switch accounts. Any ideas about settings on FF?

Asked by kaylaartist 4 amahora adlule

Logitech C920 ruins my video on Google Meet, only on Firefox

Hello there! I have this problem where if I turn on my webcam on Google Meet, on Firefox, my image breaks up and I look really weird. I have the Logitech C920. This probl… (funda kabanzi)

Hello there! I have this problem where if I turn on my webcam on Google Meet, on Firefox, my image breaks up and I look really weird. I have the Logitech C920. This problem only happens on Firefox though. What can I do? Thanks in advance.

Asked by stefan.suta2 5 amahora adlule

Not possible to set secondary email when both on same domain

Hi, I just discovered a problem setting secondary email when both primary and secondary is on the same domain, gmail.com. Following the instructions: Set up secondary ema… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I just discovered a problem setting secondary email when both primary and secondary is on the same domain, gmail.com.

Following the instructions:

Set up secondary email

The error that come up says that the secondary email must be different than my account email, but it is, the only common thing is the domain.

So this is a bug, please fix.

Jan Johansson

Asked by Jan 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Jan 7 amahora adlule

Opening new tab automatically clicking search bar

When I press ctrl-t, it normally opens a new tab, with the search bar automatically activated so I can immediately type in a website. When I am watching a video in full s… (funda kabanzi)

When I press ctrl-t, it normally opens a new tab, with the search bar automatically activated so I can immediately type in a website. When I am watching a video in full screen and press ctrl-t, the search bar is not automatically selected, and I have to click it to search something. Is there a fix for this?

Asked by ezlerner51 7 amahora adlule

Some forms can not be submitted via Firefox

I have found on several occasions this year that forms I've completed can't be submitted via Firefox - noticeably forms for financial services, but not exclusively, I'm u… (funda kabanzi)

I have found on several occasions this year that forms I've completed can't be submitted via Firefox - noticeably forms for financial services, but not exclusively, I'm usually allowed to fill in the form but I get some sort of error when I submit. These are usually vague like 'opps, something went wrong' and several attempts will not work. However, these work smoothly on Chrome or Edge.

The first time this happened there was actual php code and variables appearing in some fields and I gave the company a pretty hard time for not making sure their stuff worked on FireFox, but I feel a bit of an old meanie for doing that now I've seen how regularly I get submission problems.

Anyone come across this and anyone found a fix?

Goaty

Asked by goatflange 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by goatflange 8 amahora adlule

Autoplay continues despite setting permission to block and also trying extensions

I cannot stop autoplay of audio/video on numerous sites despite setting permission to block all. Also tried several extensions. This seemed to have happened a couple if… (funda kabanzi)

I cannot stop autoplay of audio/video on numerous sites despite setting permission to block all. Also tried several extensions. This seemed to have happened a couple if updates ago. Currently using 88.0.1

Asked by sccarlin 13 amahora adlule

Trying to add a PKI root certficate

This is the first time I've needed to do this in years but, at one time, installing a root (or, for that matter, third-level) CA certificate in Firefox was straightforwar… (funda kabanzi)

This is the first time I've needed to do this in years but, at one time, installing a root (or, for that matter, third-level) CA certificate in Firefox was straightforward. Unless I'm missing something --and I've been poking around these files for over an hour-- it is now, at best, quite obscure. Is there a way for me to install a CA certificate for a CA you have chosen to not recognize and include with the system? If so, a clear explanation of how to do it would be appreciated. And, yes, I understand the implications of doing this.

Thanks.

Asked by jk04120 15 amahora adlule

Print Previews taking up to a minute to process

In comparison to Safari, and Chrome where print preview take about one second, FF 88.0.1 can take up to a minute or never, to process a print preview. Please advise. Than… (funda kabanzi)

In comparison to Safari, and Chrome where print preview take about one second, FF 88.0.1 can take up to a minute or never, to process a print preview. Please advise.

Thanks

Asked by jmhbpc 15 amahora adlule

Last reply by jmhbpc 15 amahora adlule