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How to get tabs under adressbar, if setting "browser.tabs.onTop" to "false" does not work?

I know that firefox once put the tabs on top, but I had that fixed with setting in "about:config" the value for "browser.tabs.onTop" to "false". Now, after upgrading Fire… (read more)

I know that firefox once put the tabs on top, but I had that fixed with setting in "about:config" the value for "browser.tabs.onTop" to "false". Now, after upgrading Firefox to v.29 this entry is still set to the false value, however, I can't get the tabs below the adressbar (which is super annoying). Any ideas how to resolve this?

Asked by freibadschwimmer 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to hide/disable Firefox notification for addon/application

Yahoo Mail is asking me to add an application (a Yahoo Mail app) for "mailto" links. I don't want it. Closing the notification works for as long a refresh, which means I'… (read more)

Yahoo Mail is asking me to add an application (a Yahoo Mail app) for "mailto" links. I don't want it. Closing the notification works for as long a refresh, which means I'd be forever closing the notification, thus I want to disable the notification in about:config but what exactly do I need to disable?

Update. Here is someone with a similar problem: http://superuser.com/questions/363827/how-can-i-disable-add-application-for-mailto-links-bar-in-firefox

Update: is this relevant? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/navigator.registerProtocolHandler

Update: thanks to Gingerbread_man for the chosen solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/994658#answer-556629

Cor-el also gave some helpful info: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/994658#answer-556727

Thank you all, guys. Cheers!

Asked by singy1234567891234 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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Some of my add-ons don't launch while enabled when I start Firefox

Some of my installed add-ons fail to launch when I start FF although they appear enabled in the add-ons manager. They are all up-to-date and they work as intended when I … (read more)

Some of my installed add-ons fail to launch when I start FF although they appear enabled in the add-ons manager. They are all up-to-date and they work as intended when I disable them and re-enable them. But that only works for restartless ones. If I try to disable and re-enable an add-on that requires restart of FF then all the others fail to launch again. This also affects my session. I use the option to launch tabs and windows from last session when I close FF but it wont work.

I am running on Linux Mint 13 Maya xfce4 environment.

Intel Core i5-3230M processor 4GB RAM

All other software I use is up-to-date as well.

Asked by litzel 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox 66 still auto-plays videos

I'm on Linux, and updated to Firefox 66 yesterday. I was looking forward to the new feature that disallows websites auto-playing videos. But I found that it's not the cas… (read more)

I'm on Linux, and updated to Firefox 66 yesterday. I was looking forward to the new feature that disallows websites auto-playing videos. But I found that it's not the case. For example, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-19/how-an-extra-man-in-cockpit-saved-a-737-max-that-later-crashed still starts playing the video automatically. This is just one of the many I've tried so far.

Am I missing any settings? There was none I could find having done a quick search on the preference page.

Asked by Jeenu 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I move the tabs below the address bar in linux/FF 24?

I prefer the tabs to be under the address bar on my Firefox. Previously I could simply click or unclick an option to do this, and it remained the same as I upgraded. Ho… (read more)

I prefer the tabs to be under the address bar on my Firefox. Previously I could simply click or unclick an option to do this, and it remained the same as I upgraded. However, I recently moved to Linux Mint 16, and it had Firefox 24 already installed. I synched my bookmarks, but was unable to locate the option to move the tabs. I actually have the roomy bookmarks toolbar, and the tabs previously sat below it. Ideally, I would like to get them there again.

Asked by QuietlyBaffled 6 years ago

Answered by PJChatman 6 years ago

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Test of forum edit problem by a Moderator

Adding some test text in a quetion. Possibly forum quotes feature has damaged editing feature. edited by the-edmeister - 01-02-2015 17:47 CST blah blah blah Also are we… (read more)

Adding some test text in a quetion.

Possibly forum quotes feature has damaged editing feature.

edited by the-edmeister - 01-02-2015 17:47 CST


blah blah blah


Also are we shooting ourselves in the foot, giving a warning and effectively blocking our own troubleshooter app.

P.S. And is there a bug filed for warnings about outdated Flash on Linux. I have not checked

Asked by John99 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 years ago

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Rounded Tabs in Firefox Beta - Linux

Is there a way I can get rounded tabs in Firefox 57 (Firefox Beta) in Ubuntu 17.10? I see them on Windows and I THINK I remember them when I first started usign Firefox o… (read more)

Is there a way I can get rounded tabs in Firefox 57 (Firefox Beta) in Ubuntu 17.10? I see them on Windows and I THINK I remember them when I first started usign Firefox on Linux but I think I've done something and they've disappeared.

I'm just wondering how to get them back from whatever I did or just how to get them.

I took a screenshot of the tab shape I have now:

i.imgur.com/6Z6tVk5.png


Here is a picture of the tab shape I would like:

https://cdn.portableapps.com/FirefoxPortable.png

Thank you!

Asked by Amolith 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why have you changed design in new Firefox 29.0?

Before 29.0 desing of Firefox was perfect, now it's more Chrome like. Design of FF was unique and amazing, easy to use, comfortable, now it's not. You've lost big part of… (read more)

Before 29.0 desing of Firefox was perfect, now it's more Chrome like. Design of FF was unique and amazing, easy to use, comfortable, now it's not. You've lost big part of people, who loved FF, with good old design.

Asked by denis-oh 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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How to stop Firefox from auto-updating to 57?

57 is completely nonfunctional for me, and I've already deleted and reinstalled 56 twice. But even after selecting 'never check for updates' and unchecking 'use a backgro… (read more)

57 is completely nonfunctional for me, and I've already deleted and reinstalled 56 twice. But even after selecting 'never check for updates' and unchecking 'use a background service to install updates' it still gets pushed on me. How do I stop this from happening? I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.

Asked by dcb1614 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I turn off the annoying ctrl-Q shortcut?

Dear Developers, I'm using Firefox v60.0.1 on Debian Linux. I was wondering why on Earth is the Ctrl-Q shortcut is defined at all to immediately close all tabs and quit t… (read more)

Dear Developers,

I'm using Firefox v60.0.1 on Debian Linux. I was wondering why on Earth is the Ctrl-Q shortcut is defined at all to immediately close all tabs and quit the browser? I think it is an extremely bad idea to have this shortcut, since it is very easy to accidentally hit it by mistyping Ctrl-W, which is in turn oftentimes used.

I suggest to remove Ctrl-Q from future versions, or at least give the user the option to turn it off. In the current version I have found no way to do it, if there is, please let me know.

Many thanks in advance!

Asked by kaszpore 2 years ago

Last reply by juek 1 year ago

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Videos won't play in Nightly

I installed Nightly hoping to be able to play videos. It worked for a while but has recently stopped. I have a screen shot with the error and the version of nightly. I… (read more)

I installed Nightly hoping to be able to play videos. It worked for a while but has recently stopped. I have a screen shot with the error and the version of nightly. I am running Fedora 64 bit with the updates installed.

Asked by vhradice 5 months ago

Answered by vhradice 5 months ago

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why is 'always show the tab bar' option now merely an add-on?

I can't find an explanation to justify the removal of the 'hide tab bar' option. Can you guys explain your reasons for doing this? There are compelling practicalities why… (read more)

I can't find an explanation to justify the removal of the 'hide tab bar' option. Can you guys explain your reasons for doing this?

There are compelling practicalities why the hide tab option was better integrated. As far as I can see demoting the option to add-on status smacks of 'policy' rather than a deep concern for usability.

I don't really care if my question annoys or inconveniences because other users have already complained about this. I'm more worried that no-one from Mozilla can be sufficiently bothered to explain why they wanted to dispose of the option, in order to limit choice and add to user frustration.

Asked by sem101 6 years ago

Last reply by kobe 6 years ago

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Why are the developers not hearing of the problem?

I posted a few days ago my issue where with major system resources Firefox slowly drags down internet performance. This was followed by someone on our LUG posting about … (read more)

I posted a few days ago my issue where with major system resources Firefox slowly drags down internet performance.

This was followed by someone on our LUG posting about his wife and him having the same issue except a lot earlier but also with less system resources.

I'm betting that this issue of Firefox eating resources until it has to be restarted is a known one.

Why hasn't this been looked into by the coding team?

Asked by dabeegfarmer 5 years ago

Last reply by user633449 5 years ago

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When I sign into or out of Gmail - many other pages automatically refresh. How do I stop this?

I hate automated things, when it's NON consensual and it's part of some automated bullshit trip. I might have half finished texts on the other open tabs, or what ever, bu… (read more)

I hate automated things, when it's NON consensual and it's part of some automated bullshit trip.

I might have half finished texts on the other open tabs, or what ever, but it's MY bandwidth to chew up on things I see fit, not the people of Mozilla, or Google or whoever.

And while the account page is gmail, that I am signing into or out of, the other pages are NOT google pages either.

I think the designers of the "refresh / automatic refresh" should be shot - because the reason I have a PAGE (tab) open, is because I want to access THAT page, and not a later version of it...

This auto-reload / refresh of some tabs absolutely annoys the piss out of me, because I did not ask for it, and there is NO apparently easy up front way to stop it from happening - which I also think is one of the best way to alienate users of a product - by building in a host of idiot functions with NO control over them.

So how do i stop this from happening?

Asked by PooPooPeeDoo 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Aurora Nightly updates don't work

I'm using the "Nightly" version of Firefox/Aurora, and I'm constantly getting a dialog box telling me that there is an update available. Clicking ok on that dialog shows … (read more)

I'm using the "Nightly" version of Firefox/Aurora, and I'm constantly getting a dialog box telling me that there is an update available. Clicking ok on that dialog shows "connecting to update server" but never connects.. I've left it "connecting" for up to an hour before finally closing the window.. How *does* actually *get* updates for the nightly version??

Asked by dfrandin 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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Can't upload big files (over 250-300MB)

Upload just stop's in different states. Same problem in ff 34, and 37.0.2 (Linux). This problem occurs on google drive or similar services (disk.yandex.ru, cloud.mail.ru)… (read more)

Upload just stop's in different states. Same problem in ff 34, and 37.0.2 (Linux). This problem occurs on google drive or similar services (disk.yandex.ru, cloud.mail.ru). Hope you will understand my runglish.

Asked by CPete 5 years ago

Answered by CPete 5 years ago

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How do I change the program that opens folders?

When I download files, I then want to open them. If I click on the Downloads arrow and see my file, I click on the file and want to open the folder where it is. If I do… (read more)

When I download files, I then want to open them. If I click on the Downloads arrow and see my file, I click on the file and want to open the folder where it is. If I do this, my default file manager does not open. I get one named Files. I have searched and found several posts that tell how. None of them work for me.

I am running Fedora 21 64 bit mode.

How can I change the name of the program that opens the folder?

How can I add an entry into Firefoxes Applications tab?

Thank you.

Asked by vhradice 4 years ago

Last reply by MartinT 4 years ago