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Firefox address bar under remote control. No solution found in community or on web yet.

Greetings. I have scoured the web and read all the community posts on this robot head, under remote control, and orange stripes in the address bar problem that so many pe… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings. I have scoured the web and read all the community posts on this robot head, under remote control, and orange stripes in the address bar problem that so many people seem to be having. There are a few answers, but almost all of them use very technical terms that are way above my head and not defined. None of them provide a sequence of steps to fix the problem that a browser novice might be able to follow. Surely there must be a way to fix this or to explain to frustrated users why it is there and not removable. None of my other Firefox browsers have this on other machines.

Is there a series of steps to solve the problem? That would be so helpful especially without undefined terms. Thanks so much. This type of answer will help so many frustrated users (me included of course) :)

Asked by photonic 1 unyaka odlule

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Ad blocker?

I need to be able to temporarily disable my ad blocker: I keep getting popups saying that an ad blocker has prevented me from accessing a certain site, or that it's inter… (funda kabanzi)

I need to be able to temporarily disable my ad blocker: I keep getting popups saying that an ad blocker has prevented me from accessing a certain site, or that it's interfering with a site's fraud protection settings. I'm running Windows 10 and Windows Security, and also MalwareBytes...but neither of them appear to contain an ad blocker. Is it Firefox?

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The WidevineCDM plugin has crashed. (on Windows 10)

This is suddenly happening to me on Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) running on Windows 10 21H1. Worked on 9/12, failed consistently starting 9/13, (possibly coinciding with auto-up… (funda kabanzi)

This is suddenly happening to me on Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) running on Windows 10 21H1. Worked on 9/12, failed consistently starting 9/13, (possibly coinciding with auto-update from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0). I'm using WidevineCDM version 4.10.2209.1 to watch Xfinity stream recordings. Have submitted 3 crash reports via FF.

Asked by slo_bern 1 unyaka odlule

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Why Firefox connects to googleusercontet.com within 2 minutes of it reaching the internet?

HI! My buddy highlighted an issue, then i re-checked myself and it is worrying to me. To recreate (windows): Get any (non-webistaller [not nececarry, to do it this way, b… (funda kabanzi)

HI!

My buddy highlighted an issue, then i re-checked myself and it is worrying to me.

To recreate (windows):

Get any (non-webistaller [not nececarry, to do it this way, but simpler to check]) firefox version (buddy got a fresh portable, i used my kinda privacy fortified one). Disconnect from the internet (plug the cable for fastest result). Make your version usable (install it) Start firefox, and open the Resource Monitor, with the network tab open expand the Network Activity portion (short alphabeticly, by name, check for F for firefox). Plug the cable in.

You soon will see FF will start looking for things, then an adress with a googleusercontet.com will pop up. Does not matter what is the Homepage's default browser, does no matters even if the Homepage is set to blank, this happens.

My best bet would be google safe browsing, but still, without any activity it is already connecting to that?

I know about the Google-FF/Mozilla relation, but this really made me think about why i still like firefox.

Asked by ledgeri 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by dveditz 1 unyaka odlule

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Streaming Youtube/Twitch, Audio Popping and lagging, running slow since last update (Firefox 92).

Been trying to reslove a issue i've noticed since updating to the latest firefox version that was released this week. Never had a problem before. Chrome and Edge load and… (funda kabanzi)

Been trying to reslove a issue i've noticed since updating to the latest firefox version that was released this week. Never had a problem before. Chrome and Edge load and play stream normally. Updated all the normal things like drivers for audio and video card, reinstalled Firefox with a new profile, no add ons etc, turned hardware acceleration on and off, still get the same issue.

System is overpowered so its not down to it running slow or being old and also intenet connection is fine and I'm cabled in before anyone asks the "Have you turned it on and off questions :)"

Going to try and downgrade to the version before and see it fixes the issue and hope its resloved in the next hotfix.

It should be noted that this problem is related to streams and not normal videos, however someone on this forum posted problems with lagging videos, so maybe related.

Asked by Cleverleyson 1 unyaka odlule

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Bookmarks tab bookmark spacing

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7 After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmar… (funda kabanzi)

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7

After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmarks are less useful now. Is there a way to decrease this spacing?

Asked by pulnimar 1 unyaka odlule

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All of a sudden I can no longer logon to my USAA account via Firefox

All of a sudden, after six years of doing so, I can no longer logon to my USAA account via Firefox. The USAA logon page opens with no problem, but after entering my crede… (funda kabanzi)

All of a sudden, after six years of doing so, I can no longer logon to my USAA account via Firefox. The USAA logon page opens with no problem, but after entering my credentials I get the following pop-up:

"We are unable to complete your request.

Our system is currently unavailable.

Please try again later."

All other browsers work with no problem.

Asked by Timberline 1 unyaka odlule

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Pop Ups Being Blocked even though I have turned off Pop Up Blocking in Firefox

Pop Ups Being Blocked even though I have turned off Pop Up Blocking in Firefox I don't have any extensions blocking popups I don't have any permissions blocking popups. I… (funda kabanzi)

Pop Ups Being Blocked even though I have turned off Pop Up Blocking in Firefox I don't have any extensions blocking popups I don't have any permissions blocking popups. I'm using latest version of Mozilla, just updated today. I'm about ready to delete Mozilla and use something else. In fact, I have to use other browsers just to get my bank reports, etc. How frustrating!

Asked by clmay511 1 unyaka odlule

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Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons invisible after latest update

After the most recent update, currently on 92.0, the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons are invisible. They are still there and I can get the tool-tip if I hover over… (funda kabanzi)

After the most recent update, currently on 92.0, the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons are invisible. They are still there and I can get the tool-tip if I hover over them with the mouse, but visually they are completely gone.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by knight_magnus 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by AliceWyman 1 unyaka odlule

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Google search page functions broken.

When I go to google.com and do a search the results page has the "tools" button but it does not work. The "people also ask" categories are also broken (they will not expa… (funda kabanzi)

When I go to google.com and do a search the results page has the "tools" button but it does not work. The "people also ask" categories are also broken (they will not expand), and, if I click the "images" filter button to view images associated with my search it either shows no images (or only a few images) and a bunch of blank boxes. I have found that if I hold the shift key and click the reload button everything is back and working properly until the next time I do a google.com search, then it is back to the same odd behavior. So, my assumption here is that either a cookie or some site data is corrupting the results page for my search. Running Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) on a Windows 7 Dell machine and everything was working fine until about two months ago. Also, Chrome does not show the same behavior. BTW. I have also done everything I have found that was recommended to fix Firefox issues with Google search. Run Firefox in private mode, run without plugins, changed themes, created new profile, I even completely uninstalled Firefox and did a clean install all with the same results. Any help is appreciated. It is almost got me ready to move back to Chrome.

Asked by b.j.p.5252 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by dveditz 1 unyaka odlule

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Clicking a hyperlink in an Excel 365 worksheet will not open the URL in Firefox

Clicking a hyperlink in an Excel 365 worksheet will not open the URL in Firefox. Using Excel 365, the worksheets contain tables of short interest history collected from … (funda kabanzi)

Clicking a hyperlink in an Excel 365 worksheet will not open the URL in Firefox.

Using Excel 365, the worksheets contain tables of short interest history collected from a URL that varies only in the portion that is the companies symbol ( i.e. https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/akts/short-interest , where "akts" is the company symbol ). On the worksheet for each company this URL, with the correct symbol for the company has been included in a cell using the hyperlink feature.

In the past, clicking any of the hyperlinks immediately opened my default browser, which is the current version of Firefox, to the web page for the company identified by the symbol in the URL.

That changed after a version update of Firefox a number of months ago. Clicking the hyperlink will most times "freeze" Excel, and if I click anywhere in or on Excel a "not responding" message is thrown, and Excel must be manually closed resulting in a recover event for all workbooks that were open. Sometimes, not always, waiting several minutes, Firefox will open the URL. Not always. I've found that if that occurs, clicking on the same URL hyperlink that finally opened (after having closed it in Firefox) will crash Excel.

The attached image is a view of the "tip" still visible on a black screen after Excel has crashed.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Asked by c2cpa 1 unyaka odlule

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How to Fix Screenshot Capability

Hello, I am using Firefox version 92. The screenshot function is not working, both if I right click and request a screenshot from the slideout menu, and if I request a sc… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am using Firefox version 92. The screenshot function is not working, both if I right click and request a screenshot from the slideout menu, and if I request a screenshot from the shortcuts/overflow menu (scissors icon). I have attached a screenshot (taken with ‘prntscr” through windows) png of the result that takes place on my screen. The screen will freeze with this image of a large X until I do a refresh of the page. Cntl-Shift-S also does not work. I have tried clearing the cache, running FF in safe mode, refreshing FF, reinstalling FF, and I have ensured that the extensions.screenshots.disabled setting in about:config is set to ‘false’ (also toggled it to ‘true’ and back to ‘false’). I have attached a screenshot of all the settings in about:config that pertain to screenshots.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by Thanks4FF 1 unyaka odlule

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Can you remove the bookmark star on the address bar?

Hi, I'm currently on Firefox 92.0 and I'm using a separate address bar and search bar. I want to remove the bookmark this page star on the far right hand side of my addre… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I'm currently on Firefox 92.0 and I'm using a separate address bar and search bar. I want to remove the bookmark this page star on the far right hand side of my address bar as I keep accidentally hitting it. Is this possible? Thanks.

Asked by testinglogin 1 unyaka odlule

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New Firefox Update Bookmarks Toolbar (Show more bookmarks) | Double Space Problem

I updated my firefox to the latest version : Version 92.0 Now in Bookmarks Toolbar (Show more bookmarks) i have a problem about double Space between bookmarks. This is re… (funda kabanzi)

I updated my firefox to the latest version : Version 92.0 Now in Bookmarks Toolbar (Show more bookmarks) i have a problem about double Space between bookmarks. This is really really annoying. How can i fix that double space issue?

I tried browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled > false (disables Proton UI of context menus) Did not work for me.

Asked by Vortex.Cubes.CEO 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Recent character encoding errors

Recently I have been seeing, what I believe is character encoding errors on many web sites. As you can see from the attached, it appears as a series of 'ddddddddddd' but … (funda kabanzi)

Recently I have been seeing, what I believe is character encoding errors on many web sites.

As you can see from the attached, it appears as a series of 'ddddddddddd' but if I copy and paste that into Word or a text editor it appears correctly. Kinda random, some sites, some areas.

My Firefox automatically updates, so I do not know what version this started.

Asked by JohnGlitsos 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule