a strange artifact in firefox searches, "client=firefox-b"

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a strange artifact in firefox searches, "client=firefox-b"

Post by mttolmie » Wed May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

Mint 18. When I specify a search, Firefox tacks on "client=firefox-b". Where does it come from and how do I get rid of it?
Internet does not respond to "client=firefox-b"

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Re: a strange artifact in firefox searches, "client=firefox-b"

Post by catweazel » Thu May 24, 2018 2:02 am

mttolmie wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Mint 18. When I specify a search, Firefox tacks on "client=firefox-b". Where does it come from and how do I get rid of it?
Internet does not respond to "client=firefox-b"
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194188
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Re: a strange artifact in firefox searches, "client=firefox-b"

Post by all41 » Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 am

I've heard it said that if there is a catweazel in the area even badgers will avoid his territory
Is that true?
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Re: a strange artifact in firefox searches, "client=firefox-b"

Post by catweazel » Thu May 24, 2018 3:34 am

all41 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 am
I've heard it said that if there is a catweazel in the area even badgers will avoid his territory
Is that true?
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Re: a strange artifact in firefox searches, "client=firefox-b"

Post by mttolmie » Sat May 26, 2018 9:01 pm

I followed the link given by Catweasel. I do not know what the line "address bar: indicates client=firefox-b-1-ab " means.
It did not help me find out why "client=firefox-b" is all-of-a-sudden attached to all my searches. I have to remove the offending stuff manually to get reasonable search results.

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