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Add-ons not installing anymore

Out of the blue my add-ons are disabled (see picture of my about:addons screen) and cannot be reinstalled. Every time I try to install an add-on I get: "Installation abor… (read more)

Out of the blue my add-ons are disabled (see picture of my about:addons screen) and cannot be reinstalled. Every time I try to install an add-on I get: "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt."

Setting xpinstall.signatures.required and xpinstall.whitelist.required to false in about:config did not resolve this issue as well.

Asked by alimar 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

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Can't change my default search engine back to Google

Over the past couple weeks, I have noted that when I tried to search something on Google, my search automatically sends me to Bing instead. This really angers me as I had… (read more)

Over the past couple weeks, I have noted that when I tried to search something on Google, my search automatically sends me to Bing instead.

This really angers me as I had always had my Firefox default search engine set to Google, like it currently says in my Firefox settings. Never had I ever changed my default search engine to Bing.

My question is, how can I have my searches be sent to Google instead of Bing when I always had and currently have my default search engine set to Google?

Asked by coolboy725 4 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 hours ago

Trend Micro Toolbar - Is Missing from Firefox Versions 93.0 and 94.0

Unable to install Trend Micro Toolbar extension for Firefox  v. 93.0 & v. 94.0 Encountering being redirected to " Oops! We cannot find that page" when the user clicke… (read more)

Unable to install Trend Micro Toolbar extension for Firefox  v. 93.0 & v. 94.0 Encountering being redirected to " Oops! We cannot find that page" when the user clicked "Install Firefox toolbar"...

I have also reported this to Trend Micro and there reply was;

"This is XXXXXX from Trend Micro Consumer Support.

I understand that you want to install the Trend Micro Toolbar on your Firefox Browser. Let me help you with this.

As per our Expert Engineers, Currently, the Trend Micro toolbar for Firefox is still under maintenance. You may encounter being redirected to " Oops! We cannot find that page" when the user clicked "Install Firefox toolbar" They have advised customers to use a different browser temporarily. We are already coordinating with Mozilla Firefox to make it available as soon as possible."

Asked by Golden Ratio 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

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Firefox CSS question: putting navbar at top of browser, in line with Menu bar

Hello. Before the "proton" update to the Firefox UI, I had nicely saved space in my browser by putting the navbar up on the same level with the menu bar which is able to … (read more)

Hello. Before the "proton" update to the Firefox UI, I had nicely saved space in my browser by putting the navbar up on the same level with the menu bar which is able to make the UI area of Firefox take up less vertical space on my screen. Proton broke this however, so I reverted.

What sort of userchrome.css code do I now need to use in order to put the menu bar and navbar on the same level, like the attached image?

Asked by zach.heise 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

How to fix layout of landing pages in firefox

Hi! People I hope you are doing well, I am having a big problem for my site landing page, I have done a lots of customisation yet I am unable to solve, Master of PC Maste… (read more)

Hi! People

I hope you are doing well, I am having a big problem for my site landing page, I have done a lots of customisation yet I am unable to solve, Master of PC Master of PC this is the landing page with ui issue.

Please help me out. Regards, Ghoto

Asked by ghotosahab7 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

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search bar and address bar issue

Hello, Can someone please tell me how to stop my "search bar" text from also showing up in my "address bar"? I have search the internet and found all of the following wa… (read more)

Hello, Can someone please tell me how to stop my "search bar" text from also showing up in my "address bar"? I have search the internet and found all of the following ways that have been suggested that have not worked.

I read that I should set the following to "false" to solve my problem.

1) keyword.enabled 2) browser.fixup.alternate.enabled 3) browser.urlbar.suggest.surches

I have also gone into the settings menu and un-checked everything I could find about suggestions or words or anything else being added to the address bar. The only thing that should show up in and address bar is................you guessed it: AN ADDRESS!  :-) Thanks so much for your help.

I really appreciate the help. Mark

Asked by kamarkie1 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

How do I get more file types to show up under about:preferences#applications

Hi I use Firefox developer edition. During the latest update Mozilla removed my most loved feature that asked you what you wanted to do with a file before downloading it.… (read more)

Hi

I use Firefox developer edition. During the latest update Mozilla removed my most loved feature that asked you what you wanted to do with a file before downloading it. I tried to fix this by going into the settings and changing it to always ask for every file type, but many file types are just missing and I am unable to get them to appear. I looked on my other computers and all file types are present there but not on my desktop for some reason. Is there any way to fix this or to get Firefox to ask before downloading again?

Thanks

(I added an img of what the settings look like)

Asked by parker.wallenmeyer 1 week ago

Last reply by lloyd.little 14 hours ago

Missing Search Menu (Not Toolbar) Icons

I have a new installation of Firefox on a new M1 MacBook Pro. I copied over carefully selected settings files from my old computer, and now several icons are missing fro… (read more)

I have a new installation of Firefox on a new M1 MacBook Pro. I copied over carefully selected settings files from my old computer, and now several icons are missing from the drop-down search and address boxes. I attempted renaming several of my transferred files to see if Firefox would rebuild them and correct the problem without success. Reinstalling Firefox was likewise unsuccessful. Does anyone know how to restore them? Please see attached image. Thank you.

Asked by bruce.x 15 hours ago

Firefox 96.0 - "Forced" dark mode

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including: New tab backgroun… (read more)

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including:

  • New tab background
  • Background of any tab waiting to load a page
  • Google/Youtube background
  • Settings/add-ons/password menu backgrounds
  • Automatic username/password drop-down background
  • Background of the little box that appears on the bottom-left (the one which shows the URL when you mouse over a link)

I am unhappy with this and wish to have my usual theme back. Can anyone please assist?

(In addition, there is some sort of white border around the current tab, which I do not like)

Asked by hevinroyal 2 weeks ago

Last reply by orgonotic-9 1 day ago

Social site buttons

I want to unclutter the screen. How can I remove these Social site buttons down the left side of the screen? There's also a large font number with the word shares underne… (read more)

I want to unclutter the screen. How can I remove these Social site buttons down the left side of the screen? There's also a large font number with the word shares underneath, what that means I've got no idea, I don't own any shares. Can that be got rid of too?

Asked by Vicr 21 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 20 hours ago

online image processor results blocked by ff as "potential security risk"

I'm using an online image processing service. OK until recently when the resulting jpeg file download is blocked by ff for "potential security risk". [Literally the DL re… (read more)

I'm using an online image processing service. OK until recently when the resulting jpeg file download is blocked by ff for "potential security risk". [Literally the DL report says blocked but my photo software shows a jpeg file created that cannot be read.] An ff clone browser gets the file OK. Also there is a manual over-ride in ff that works one file at a time. I don't see any way to automate for batch or site itself. Manual for each file is a nuisance. I really don't know what I'm dealing with here but I doubt there is a virus or security danger for my home (not networked) pc. Thanks for any assist.

PS: I see in download help here, the threat warning of PSR [potential security risk] is ambiguous. Compared to "may harm your computer", a higher level. PSR says "uses an insecure connection . . . may be corrupted or tampered with during the download process". I read this knowing that another browser, and the ff override, get the file no problem. Can a security threat be concealed in a jpeg file? FF is relying on google-based protection, I believe.

Asked by persister 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Makoto Shinkai's Newtab is Missing

When I was using Firefox 2 months ago, there was an extension called "Makoto Shinkai's Newtab" in Mozilla's extension site. Even though developer also supports Firefox, s… (read more)

When I was using Firefox 2 months ago, there was an extension called "Makoto Shinkai's Newtab" in Mozilla's extension site. Even though developer also supports Firefox, sadly I can't find it anymore. Is there any way to find out what happened to that extension?

Asked by Yağmur Adam 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (read more)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

How to remove permissions from harmful add-ons

I accidentally enabled an add-on that basically disables firefox as a search engine and is just, over all, a pain. I've tried removing and disabling it but it always come… (read more)

I accidentally enabled an add-on that basically disables firefox as a search engine and is just, over all, a pain. I've tried removing and disabling it but it always comes back. I looked up how to do it and got an extremely outdated answer. I am using 96.0.2. Thanks.

Asked by mktaylo25 1 day ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 day ago

Javascript for temporary extensions just doesn't work

Hopefully this is the appropriate place to ask. Javascript just doesn't seem to work for temporary extensions. When I couldn't get my own extension to work, I tried to fo… (read more)

Hopefully this is the appropriate place to ask. Javascript just doesn't seem to work for temporary extensions. When I couldn't get my own extension to work, I tried to follow the tutorial in "Your second extension" (link) and it also just doesn't work. HTML and CSS load just fine but it's none functional. I can't even get a simple log out to console.

I just updated to Windows 11 a few days ago. Is it possible there is some setting I changed a long time ago that is causing this behavior?

Asked by clarke980 2 days ago

Last reply by clarke980 1 day ago