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Can not disable address bar search

I got a new computer running windows 11. I installed Firefox as my default browser. I then noticed the address bar performing search which is annoying as hell and actua… (read more)

I got a new computer running windows 11.

I installed Firefox as my default browser. I then noticed the address bar performing search which is annoying as hell and actually and interferes with productivity as I use search. Basically, I have to redo searches after the address bar. It is problematic. The one off search from address bar according to last survey only 26% of users like it. rest want it gone.

As for me, I have tried the solution of Keyword set to false and the browser url oneoff also set to false.

I saw another suggested item of turn off keyword search. However, that item does not have an off button or switch within Windows 11. Just check marks of the suggested keywords that developers installed into the field when downloaded. I unchecked all the items as that was the only change I could do. So, there is no keyword selected. I closed all browser windows and restarted Firefox.

The address bar search still occurs. This make the previous question and answer solution invalid as of August 12, 2022.

I consider this a BUG and a major development of Firefox browser failure. When I search, I am looking for generally wide range of results and alternative search options are better than specific one off search. Best example; What is difference between Clementines and Mandarins? As a one off search you get one set of results. When you use the proper search box of a search engine, you get totally different results that are more useful and less time consuming to know the full range of answers, history, physical traits as well as other items not considered in the address bar search. In the search engine box, you do get the address bar search items. However, they always are 6 to 20 down the list of preferred or most useful. However, the address bar search results do not have all the top 5 items from the search engine search. It is a matter of how the address bar does the search that is at issue. For whatever reason, the results are not as good as direct input. You will have to determine through investigation why that is. However, that is a year's worth of investigation if anyone would do it. In the mean time, this address bar search needs a simple button that does all the changes necessary to make it stop!

Additionally, I find multiple related search options that are given by search engines extremely helpful when looking for related type of searches. This is something that the address bar search can not do and was never designed or allowed to do. Thus, it causes loss of productivity.

As such and because it does cause loss of productivity, it is a BUG and by law, Mozilla must remove items or provide easy solution to stop productivity failure.

The current solution does not work. That means Mozilla must provide an update immediately to make this feature go away for those who find it annoying, useless or interference with productivity!

Asked by pmadison1 1 day ago

Last reply by pmadison1 32 minutes ago

windows is having trouble opening firefox

windows is having trouble opening Firefox it cannot find the EXE file thing and gives the path when I go out there and find it it's there it's a good file there's nothing… (read more)

windows is having trouble opening Firefox it cannot find the EXE file thing and gives the path when I go out there and find it it's there it's a good file there's nothing wrong with it when I click on it it says windows is not allowing to open also on my Firefox developer browser, both of these EXE files are in the directories then it says they're not I had a VG antivirus software that I just got rid of because it was slowing down my computer after I got rid of that I couldn't access either one of these pinned to the taskbar browsers I don't know what to do I tried reloading fire firefox same thing happened I really need some help here

Asked by Anthony D. Mason 3 hours ago

Facebook Video call error

Hi, I would just like to ask for support regarding an error I recieve when I try to do video call on facebook over your browser. I have attached a copy of the error. I h… (read more)

Hi,

I would just like to ask for support regarding an error I recieve when I try to do video call on facebook over your browser. I have attached a copy of the error.

I have restarted both firefox and my laptop as well as ensured the camera and microphone are allowed for facebook but the error still persists.

This does not happen with the other browsers btw.

Hoping for a response on the matter.

Asked by chestersy.0315 5 hours ago

Spotify not working properly the longer you use it

Hi, I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but the more I use https://open.spotify.com/ the slower / laggier it gets. What I mean, is that it works ok if you remove the cache … (read more)

Hi,

I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but the more I use https://open.spotify.com/ the slower / laggier it gets. What I mean, is that it works ok if you remove the cache for that website, but starts to get worse as time goes on. Sometimes it doesn't work completely outright.

It does work properly in chrome - even after extented use. I have the same extensions applied on both firefox and chrome.

Is anyone else experiencing these slow / lag issues on spotify?

Thank you!

Asked by Ecks Dee 7 hours ago

email problems

my BT email account used to work fine now I get the email list page up click to open an email which works fine but then when I click a link on the email instead of the li… (read more)

my BT email account used to work fine now I get the email list page up click to open an email which works fine but then when I click a link on the email instead of the link opening on a new tab it opens on the email page which means I have to keep pressing the back button before i used to just close the new open tab

Asked by x19dave 2 days ago

Last reply by x19dave 9 hours ago

Seeing Double Browser History in History

At certain times I see double posted history on my history management. Why does this happen? Please help and thank you in advanced! I have attached a image to the topic. … (read more)

At certain times I see double posted history on my history management. Why does this happen?

Please help and thank you in advanced!

I have attached a image to the topic.

Asked by layowait 18 hours ago

link fails

I am trying to check in-store stock of an item on a website. When I click to check stock it opens another page but the only thing on the page is the browser frame with t… (read more)

I am trying to check in-store stock of an item on a website. When I click to check stock it opens another page but the only thing on the page is the browser frame with the word "safe" in the upper left corner. The links work on all my other browsers. I have used troubleshooting mode and refreshed Firefox but it continues to happen.

Asked by cavedweller29 4 days ago

Last reply by cavedweller29 1 day ago

Firefox crashing

I've restarted by computer, re-installed Firefox, Run it in troubleshooting mode....but still getting constant crashes. It mostly happens when I open a new tab. Here ar… (read more)

I've restarted by computer, re-installed Firefox, Run it in troubleshooting mode....but still getting constant crashes. It mostly happens when I open a new tab. Here are the crash reports...any help much appreciated!

bp-34564956-3777-45aa-a46d-b37d90220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-5a18b51e-84c8-4580-9647-143650220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-ce964eac-e9cb-45b3-adf9-ffc160220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-5e604a4d-7a20-45a9-9326-f3b250220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-bd121628-46f7-4698-bf3c-f44550220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-d80b8b69-a940-417f-913f-d052d0220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-1a0bcd7d-000e-42b1-83c1-910870220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-da2e8aca-92d6-406e-acdb-cb9340220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-44bdfec5-8988-4fcc-80ed-5a9260220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-d1a24e15-bd0c-4df1-8135-df1fb0220811 8/11/2022, 12:10 PM View bp-713f7745-54d9-4f9b-9ff8-1f5fb0220427 4/27/2022, 3:47 PM View bp-f8ef9dd0-ee88-449e-9c34-74fda0220328 3/28/2022, 12:04 PM View bp-e27de617-b915-4b65-80eb-2415e0220324 3/24/2022, 9:22 AM View

Asked by bowmancatherine 2 days ago

10 August, 1317 PT-firefox is not allowing internet access on my computer; window open, but do not connect. Other browsers work just fine

10 August, 2022 @ 1317 PT-firefox is not allowing internet access on my computer; new tabs open, but do not connect. Other browsers work just fine at the same time. My i… (read more)

10 August, 2022 @ 1317 PT-firefox is not allowing internet access on my computer; new tabs open, but do not connect. Other browsers work just fine at the same time. My internet connection is within normal range-and other browsers work fine Help please

Asked by Timothy1610 2 days ago

Visited link import/retoggle

Previously visited links stopped displaying their color one day Newly visited links change color and remain in changed color Browsing history is still in-tact Is ther… (read more)

  • Previously visited links stopped displaying their color one day
  • Newly visited links change color and remain in changed color
  • Browsing history is still in-tact

Is there a way to toggle my history as visited so the links change color to how they were?

Thank you.

Asked by marxism34 2 days ago

Lately I have been unable to access links sent to me via gmail - when I click on them nothing happens. Even if I cut and paste them into Microsoft Edge they do not work, although I can open websites in the normal manner.

Sorry I asked the question in the title. I cannot open links in emails or on websites sometimes. I am using Firefox but even if I paste the link into Microsoft Edge the l… (read more)

Sorry I asked the question in the title. I cannot open links in emails or on websites sometimes. I am using Firefox but even if I paste the link into Microsoft Edge the link will not work. I do not know why and it has only started happening lately - within the last month or so. Any advise gratefully received. Maybe it is my system or settings or Firefox or Bitdefender. I am a techophobe so please bear that in mind when you respond. Thank you

Asked by shawesadmin 3 days ago

Last reply by shawesadmin 3 days ago

Youtube videos freeze upon loading.

Upon starting a Youtube video the browser freezes momentarily. The video loads slowly regardless of the video quality selected. This is what happens: >click on video &… (read more)

Upon starting a Youtube video the browser freezes momentarily. The video loads slowly regardless of the video quality selected. This is what happens: >click on video >link opens >Video starts loading, but won't play immediately >Freezes momentarily if interacting with the browser >Starts playing without issues (loads incredibly slow when trying to forward of rewind the video). Things I have tried: - Disable hardware acceleration. Did not make a difference. - Other browsers do not have the same problem. - Internet speed is fast enough at all times. - Clearing Cache/cookies. - Disabling add-ons. - Graphics drivers are updated.

Laptop specs: Dell XPS 9500 OS: Windows 11 Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Graphics: Intel UHD graphics. NVIDIA Ge-Force GTX 1650 Ti Memory: 16GB DDR4 Channel SDRAM at 2933MHz. Storage: 1 TB

I can provide a screen recording to show the exact issue.

Asked by tristanvi 3 days ago

background color looks like as if the `background` property is set to `linear-gradient...`

1. navigate to this demo site 2. when the progress bar stops, the color of the progress bar changed, as if it's css property `background` was set to `linear-gradient` o… (read more)

1. navigate to this demo site 2. when the progress bar stops, the color of the progress bar changed, as if it's css property `background` was set to `linear-gradient`

other browsers work well

Asked by Ryan 4 days ago

Last reply by Ryan 3 days ago

Restore the "Open in Firefox" WITHOUT asking, and WITHOUT downloading

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution. Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a p… (read more)

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution.

Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a page, it would "Open in Firefox" in a new tab. Then after reading it or printing it or whatever I wanted to do, I could click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button if I wanted to save it, and an Explorer would open up allowing me to select where I want to put it and what I want to call it (if I wanted to change the name it comes with) before downloading/saving.

Now, when I click a link it just downloads (even though most of the time I don't want that). Despite all I've read, I've tried a dozen settings, and I CANNOT get that behavior back.

If I set the browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to False, and select "Open with Firefox" when it prompts me, I can't get it to STOP prompting me. It prompts me EVERY TIME, even though I have checked the box repeatedly for "Do this automatically for files like this from now on"

And yet it is STILL downloading automatically when it opens for viewing in the new tab, and I am forever now cleaning and deleting crap out of my downloads.

I have my default PDF reader set to the reader I like, and when I'm NOT in Firefox, I do NOT want to have to right-click and select my preferred reader each time.

But when I AM IN FIREFOX, what I need it to do is

- Open in Firefox, in a new tab, 
- DON'T prompt me, just do it, and 
- DON'T download it, unless if I then want to keep it I click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button.

HOW CAN I GET IT THIS BEHAVIOR BACK PLEASE?

Asked by JeffNLisa 3 days ago

Crashes

I have had serious problems with crashes; firefox even crashed in safe mode. Tonight, I was on Facebook. I got up and went to the kitchen and when I came back, Firefox wa… (read more)

I have had serious problems with crashes; firefox even crashed in safe mode. Tonight, I was on Facebook. I got up and went to the kitchen and when I came back, Firefox was not present so I clicked the icon and a new tab opened up; all my previous tabs were gone. I went to "about:crashes" to submit a report for tonight but this didn't show in the reports. I really don't know what to do about the continuing crashes of Firefox?

Asked by metaphysicial 4 days ago

tool bar not appearing...cannot get history or new window etc.

tool bar not appearing...cannot get history, or new window, etc.....also if you email response, please send to dsr2147@gmail.com instead of the outlook mail address.... t… (read more)

tool bar not appearing...cannot get history, or new window, etc.....also if you email response, please send to dsr2147@gmail.com instead of the outlook mail address.... thankyou

Asked by dsr214 4 days ago

right-click on field puts list in upper left corner

Typically, when you right-click on a field or link or basically anywhere in a webpage the list of options appears or pops up at the point of the cursor. However, for som… (read more)

Typically, when you right-click on a field or link or basically anywhere in a webpage the list of options appears or pops up at the point of the cursor. However, for some time now they all appear in the upper left corner of the Firefox browser.

In the screenshot attached, I performed the right-click from the "Find help..." field. But the list is in the upper left corner. The list appears there regardless of where I right-click on a webpage.

Is there a way to fix this so they appear at the point of the cursor?

Asked by randysw 5 days ago

Last reply by randysw 4 days ago