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How to stop the address bar from getting large and hiding parts of my favorites

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of … (read more)

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of Chrome. Please tell me how to revert back to the previous was this worked. This is one new feature that I find annoying as it hides part of the items underneath it.

Asked by cjancola 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

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address bar dropdown arrow and menu of sites gone with recent update of firefox

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does no… (read more)

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does not change with time. I have been using Firefox for years and this has never happened after an upgrade. For instance every time i want to go to my Hotmail account, I have to type in the URL in the address bar where as I used to be able to hit the drop down arrow in the address bar, a menu would drop down and i could click on Hotmail or Bank of America, etc and be taken to the site.

Asked by casale 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Every time I start firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter address How do I stop this crap?

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will … (read more)

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will not stop. I just want it t stop, please can some one tell me how to put an end to this garbage?

Asked by mrbeta 3 months ago

Answered by Yinmin 3 months ago

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Change time period of search results

Looking for a way via "config" to permanently change the default "any time" for the search period for searches to a set period of days, i.e. 30, 60, 90, etc. Have not bee… (read more)

Looking for a way via "config" to permanently change the default "any time" for the search period for searches to a set period of days, i.e. 30, 60, 90, etc. Have not been able to find anything in forum conversations or in browsing through the config file that addresses such a change. Thanks for any help you can give. Mark

Asked by mwcrouch 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

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Revert FF75 search bar

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813 I also want to revert the stupid focus effec… (read more)

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813

I also want to revert the stupid focus effect on the search bar. This is a classic case of "don't fix what isn't broken". I'd love to know if the people making these decisions at Mozilla actually use their product. From my experience in large orgs with product owners, I'd bet my entire paycheck that they don't.

Asked by daxter 3 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 months ago

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How do I disable the englarged address bar when I focus on it?

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-… (read more)

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-firefox-updates-address-bar-making-search-easier-than-ever/

I'm wondering: how can I revert this back to how it was? I don't want it to plump out since it partly covers up the surrounding UI elements. I have a muscle memory for sometimes minimizing this bar with Escape, then clicking one of my bookmarks or one of the UI elements. I haven't had an issue seeing the address bar before, so this new feature is a detriment to me.

Thank you

Asked by Me 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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What does this mean: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf

My firefox browser has been opening multiple tabs with this: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf What is going on? I can't cl… (read more)

My firefox browser has been opening multiple tabs with this: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf What is going on? I can't close them. I tried. I rebooted but it did nothing. I'm using Windows 10. I also just upgraded my ccleaner yesterday. This started a couple of days ago though. Help!

Asked by joyce.greer2 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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can't load website "chessfriends mobile" properly in firefox

hello, i am new here. like the title says, i cannot load the website https://www.chessfriends.com/mobile#2 properly. some things are missing, like challenges from other p… (read more)

hello, i am new here.

like the title says, i cannot load the website https://www.chessfriends.com/mobile#2 properly. some things are missing, like challenges from other players.

other browsers edge/i.e./chrome/opera are working good, only firefox has this issue. windows 10 desktop pc

i appreciate if someone could help, sorry for my bad english. greetings.

Asked by chessplayer2 3 months ago

Answered by chessplayer2 3 months ago

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Why are cookies being accessed at startup?

In my Cookies and Site Data, under "last used" it says there's a whole bunch of cookies being accessed every time I launch Firefox. Even if I launch Firefox with no open … (read more)

In my Cookies and Site Data, under "last used" it says there's a whole bunch of cookies being accessed every time I launch Firefox. Even if I launch Firefox with no open tabs, cookies are still being accessed when I launch.

I find this deeply disturbing! Cookies surely should not be able to activate until you start visiting websites?

Can anyone please explain how and why are these cookies being accessed?

Asked by MartyJames 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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How do I set Flash to click-to-run in Mozilla Firefox? Flash does not appear in the "Add-ons" list

The articles in the Help section say to click on the menu on the right of the Firefox window, then select "Add-ons". The Flash extension should appear and I can set it t… (read more)

The articles in the Help section say to click on the menu on the right of the Firefox window, then select "Add-ons". The Flash extension should appear and I can set it to "click-to-run". The problem is that the Flash extension isn't there. I have Firefox 75.0 . Thanks

Asked by Stuart 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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How to eliminate website suggestions from address bar.

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipe… (read more)

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter. This is distracting and I don't like Firefox shilling for these other sites. How do I get rid of these?

Asked by Mike 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Partial Dark Mode issue

When I enter text in the 'find in page' (cntrl-F) text box the screen goes into partial Dark Mode, sometimes full Dark Mode. The issue presents itself as soon as a word i… (read more)

When I enter text in the 'find in page' (cntrl-F) text box the screen goes into partial Dark Mode, sometimes full Dark Mode. The issue presents itself as soon as a word in the find box cannot be found - 'commu' is OK, 'commue' is ng. It happens in 'Safe Mode' also. I am using the 'light theme' but the problem occurs using any theme.

Asked by barblenny 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago