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Search redirected to Yahoo instead of using Google

Hi, A bit of an odd one this I think. Have already read all the other threads regarding search problems and pretty sure this isn't the same thing at all. No matter what I… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

A bit of an odd one this I think. Have already read all the other threads regarding search problems and pretty sure this isn't the same thing at all.

No matter what I type into the URL / search box it first very quickly flashes up with a Google link (which is what I have set in my preferences for Firefox [I'm using the Developer Edition] to use) then it redirects to Yahoo and uses their search instead.

I have checked all plugins / extensions in Firefox and there are none installed that would do anything like this.

Luckily I was able to halt the browser from performing the redirect so I copied the URL that shows before being redirected to Yahoo.

This is the sort of URL that I am getting :

https://www.google.com/search?q=dog&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab

Notice the &client=firefox-b-ab at the end. If I take that off the end of the URL then it searches as it should do with Google however with me not changing the URL (which happens automatically as soon as I type something in to search) then it redirects to Yahoo which leads me to believe that Google is redirecting Firefox based upon the fact that it is Firefox?

Why they would do that is utterly beyond me though?

Thanks for any help with this as I'd really love to be able to get back to having Google as my default search engine again as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

Mark

Asked by markbowen 1 unyaka odlule

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Why do my downloads often have strange (but related) names and no file extensions?

EDIT: Okay, seems I didn't quite look thoroughly enough before asking this, apparently an add-on for "Ninja Download Manager" was causing problems. Please disregard this … (funda kabanzi)

EDIT: Okay, seems I didn't quite look thoroughly enough before asking this, apparently an add-on for "Ninja Download Manager" was causing problems. Please disregard this question, I apologize for wasting anyone's time.

For some reason, a lot of my downloads end up with strange names and without a file extension. For example:

If I try to save a PDF file from my university with the following link. https://mylo.X.edu.au/d2l/le/content/235142/topics/files/download/2789744/DirectFileTopicDownload the file gets saved as "DirectFileTopicDownload" (that is part of the link, it has not been replaced or changed like the X has).

Alternatively, when I try to download executable files, often I end up with a string of numbers and letters which Im fairly certain is related to the files in question, though I can't tell how ( a quick google search of the string tends to lead to a related site etc.). FOr example, when trying to download a companion app for the firefox extention VideoDownloadHelper, i get the extension-less file "c036135a-7faa-11e8-87ad-cc9be00dd6d8"

I would appreciate any help in this matter, bearing in mind I have reinstalled Firefox once already.

Asked by twinkl3 1 unyaka odlule

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Why did Firefox Quantum stop supporting the Weather Channel website's hourly forecast pulldowns, while Edge still supports them?

When I'm on the US Weather Channel's website (I use the URL of "https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USMA0518:1:US" ) for the "Hourly" forecast pulldown menus for where I … (funda kabanzi)

When I'm on the US Weather Channel's website (I use the URL of "https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USMA0518:1:US" ) for the "Hourly" forecast pulldown menus for where I live in New England. When I click on the "Next 8 Hours" text at the bottom of the basic list while browsing with the latest version of Firefox Quantum (v.62, in 64-bit version) to view the next eight hours' worth of hourly forecasts, NOTHING happens to reveal the hourly forecast updates; while on the version of Microsoft Edge (currently dated for May 21, 2018) clicking on the "Next 8 Hours" actually reveals "the next 8 hours" of weather forecasts, like Firefox Quantum USED to.

I use the latest "v.1803" version of Windows 10 X64 for my operating system, and so far, where I'm someone who DOES need to check the Weather Channel for such forecasts as a "matter of routine"...should I simply drop Firefox Quantum 64-bit for MS Edge, or can the strictly 64-bit Waterfox browser be a better choice (AND still allow me to use that "Next 8 Hours" pulldown, as Edge still does)?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice!

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What did you do to the Bookmarks with this latest update!!!! I can't figure out how to get my bookmarked page into the folder I wanted it into.

For the life of me I can't figure out why you change things that are clearly working. Like changing the tabs to black a few updates ago. They are harder to see now. I t… (funda kabanzi)

For the life of me I can't figure out why you change things that are clearly working. Like changing the tabs to black a few updates ago. They are harder to see now.

I tried to bookmark a page and when I did I couldn't find the folder that I normally put it into. I can't find any of my folders. Please go back to the way you had it. It was simple and easy. This is just too complicated.

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browser window is small after update & minimize/maximize icon is missing...how to fix?

after yesterdays update, my Firefox browser window is small. The icon in the top RH corner to maximize is gone & I am unable to drag the corner or side of the browse… (funda kabanzi)

after yesterdays update, my Firefox browser window is small. The icon in the top RH corner to maximize is gone & I am unable to drag the corner or side of the browser to expand. I can switch to full screen which makes the window full size but then I lose my tabs & menu.

Asked by mjsiebold 1 unyaka odlule

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My Firefox has started opening a new spam window with a high freqency whenever I click on items in sites I am working within. Not happening on Safari.

When I click on items with a site/page opened within FireFox, I often get a new tab opening that is a spam tab. This isn't happening within my other browser (Safari), so… (funda kabanzi)

When I click on items with a site/page opened within FireFox, I often get a new tab opening that is a spam tab. This isn't happening within my other browser (Safari), so it seems to be a bug within my FireFox. I tried trashing Firefox and reinstalling, but it still happens. This an example of what I get: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=iba&hsimp=yhs-1&type=mnff_6017_FFW_US&p=YTIxMjE5NzUwNTVg1kvqCfeOKLB4AR33riaCrqNV3HoNN8IrME9ejIgE5cWrPljBMWcDLtIfKlHqXZKTmoi6GwJZq8mk8%2FWDbZc1tBQaOLw3Z5Y48V9C5d9lawYIYxKAqcqBiDunpejiM602XO7bNUP1yRpL3qe8s%2BkRgyebbgvSN%2F28aX5k19ZABSBu74syw7eZc44sndbnsM1bq1oZmFEyO%2FdVSY2A%2Bia0DQnaGV%2BJBsnzGeHQ4k7wrN96D5lqUpZJ99UkJ3XjRLDZLGblr2q6QJnod696kOWTvsZ8VaMyKzt4w99ZFjXx%2BStcn1Pr6pmw5IzM%2BiX1RLSRxGNDbuIj87%2F1QHJJt1cSTfv9%2BnbYz%2BolMFXC4IzARaA84h5rr1rlQS40XA%2FlKnhnxk8tZXpgchkPFXiAB%2BLCtfUvyRFuWmKH6Fl6hB8lpVZFXWjEkTc50XQchIXp%2BwsQ54UErLeEP%2BW6PlpmR72LWcCrmLArFSza5E7Y81R2x%2FbqEFX0Zx3UzwF6xkTgvnA8Xj0Zd5BDYw%3D%3D

and

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=iba&hsimp=yhs-1&type=mnff_6017_FFW_US&p=OTM0NjAyMjc5OfefVF%2FArfLs4KjRAfXnpfQTx8290DIPutAGP%2F%2BF94ttXZp9NME4KQrg1rtvowIF96D179hxZzgWgHATG5hBad62CXQFRr8oy3Ja%2B%2BySenQaG6pRR4UHqjQL%2Fz5jFten4QcVbQbaondNYgtdV4Vs4JhKaB4iEVArd%2BUdRV8OcGDY7lMh9%2Bux2bOD8n9MdB3Xdyf04x0qJTG5s0b7WxHQ1vvwpbRXW6FIInAzWf3QrZIi8o2RpFosEoZ2DFqpdGgsYet%2FTefUqpW91idEZyKja2g5iCxT1qSgpmJvXoMrdyx0X%2BInSFcQ%2BUebkqHxGbptFFrkaNWzWbK1Fk7mwNLCcW%2BaFk21vaKmydNDf6uGelg7WyAfhBvRa9XvblfIkU5eCMdE2ujbzC0HZZmVonN91qbFoWy6TvSy5ohaOmm37fOtSbKnJy4VZs4aFyUr61rNUW57tpxntWhjPZOPdv3EoVg8A7V%2BtXhytjLjp0WrJWmgB4EvHK%2BjCyszzA9JrE8deO5v2f3pACKPK6Su54K86%2FYRIOPdoJC5sYqmD3OX0GEB5dhz5yh3QjvYF50bZkkELikRaJYkH8tZjfftPCU6QgoC%2FKXDWD%2FL2YctMpw7ohhG

How do I get rid of this? I am at the point of not using FireFox any longer. Tried to attached an image of one of the tabs opening up, but it won't let me.

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Printer down - Pint Preview doesn't work

I have changed default printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer. When I try a print preview, I get (popup) message "An error occurred while printing." Can you fix this? … (funda kabanzi)

I have changed default printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer. When I try a print preview, I get (popup) message "An error occurred while printing." Can you fix this?

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Recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and noticed that every search has a "canonical" tag/tracker attached to it. How do i disable/remove this tracker?

Would like to know how to disable this tracker. Happens anytime i search something. "Search URL"&t=canonical&ia=web Doesn't present a good image of a browser tha… (funda kabanzi)

Would like to know how to disable this tracker. Happens anytime i search something. "Search URL"&t=canonical&ia=web Doesn't present a good image of a browser that's expose to be about privacy..

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On more and more occasions I keep seeing "SEC_ERROR_OCSP_FUTURE_RESPONSE" when I try to visit a web site.

On more and more occasions I keep seeing SEC_ERROR_OCSP_FUTURE_RESPONSE when I try to visit a web site. The latest was for https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/com… (funda kabanzi)

On more and more occasions I keep seeing SEC_ERROR_OCSP_FUTURE_RESPONSE when I try to visit a web site. The latest was for https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/compan. Surely I should not have this problem with a Government established site? How can I overcome this?

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Search engine reset when using bookmarks autoexport

Starting with a new profile. If I change the default search engine and restart Firefox, I’ll be using my engine of choice. If I setup the html autoexport and restart Fire… (funda kabanzi)

Starting with a new profile.

If I change the default search engine and restart Firefox, I’ll be using my engine of choice. If I setup the html autoexport and restart Firefox once, same. If I restart a second time, it’s Google.

I use autoexport for backup so I’ll consider using the other documented method to do so, but still, weird thing.

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how do I get rid of encrypt.com?

when I was browsing with FireFox, encrypt.com got on my system and keeps showing up as https://encrypt.com … (funda kabanzi)

when I was browsing with FireFox, encrypt.com got on my system and keeps showing up as https://encrypt.com

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Yes, how do I get rid of Ask.com when I want to search the Internet for something?

Every time that I want to search the Internet for something, Ask.com does not work for me. I want to delete it and use Yahoo.com as my search engine. How do I go about do… (funda kabanzi)

Every time that I want to search the Internet for something, Ask.com does not work for me. I want to delete it and use Yahoo.com as my search engine. How do I go about doing that? Please let me know ASAP! Malcolm.

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I want to "save login's and passwords" but it's greyed so I can't check the box.

I tried changing several things but it is still grey. Before updating yesterday "remember password---" was available and I was using it with no problem. Please tell me ho… (funda kabanzi)

I tried changing several things but it is still grey. Before updating yesterday "remember password---" was available and I was using it with no problem. Please tell me how can I turn it on?

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I would like to use the Fireshot capturing add-on in the about:preferences page. Is it possible to change the permissions on the Firefox about: pages?

When trying to capture my Saved Passwords window in the about:preferences page I get an error from Fireshot stating, (Apologies, the browser has blocked some capturing fe… (funda kabanzi)

When trying to capture my Saved Passwords window in the about:preferences page I get an error from Fireshot stating, (Apologies, the browser has blocked some capturing features on this page.) Is there an option in about:config that can change the permissions on the about: pages???

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Bookmarks at bottom of page are blocked by grey dialog box that pops up over bookmark at first click, and no way to double click to open after it's covered. I really hate… (funda kabanzi)

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I am new to Firefox, and am really pleased with its performance. I am trying to save frequently used Web sites that require pop-ups and not allow others. The Web sites al… (funda kabanzi)

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