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Address bar move itself to Narnia

For some reason, recent updates caused my Firefox address bar to misbehave. I have already murdered the unwanted search engine suggestions which the standard settings fa… (read more)

For some reason, recent updates caused my Firefox address bar to misbehave.

I have already murdered the unwanted search engine suggestions which the standard settings failed to kill - I just kept turning things off in about:settings until the garbage feature died.

However, I am still unable to address the most annoying bug.

When I start typing in address bar, the pop-up box with suggestions, rather than attach itself to the bottom of the address bar, goes to some imagined, predefined anchor point which is off screen, somewhere outside the confines of the window. As a result, I see some suggestions, but I no longer see what the hell I'm even typing. I am attaching a screenshot. This is super annoying, as I am literally forced to either use bookmarks, or type out urls in notepad then paste them over.

Anyone can help?

Asked by watotem 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Firefox won't update

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in … (read more)

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in a day or two. I also have my setting to supposedly do updates automatically, but that doesn't seem to be working. Please help!

Asked by tabatarcaraz 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Which version of Firefox should I use and why?

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) w… (read more)

I have an iMac with Sonoma 14.3.1 with Firefox 115.9.1 esr . It is for personal use, not for a business. I just learned that there is another Firefox version (124.0.2) which is not esr....

Which version should I use and why?

If I should use the "normal" version, how do I replace the esr version with the "normal" one ?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Web site not answering

I am trying to connect to a website but I keep getting error code 522. I've tried using Chrome and it connects to the website with no problem. I've checked my privacy s… (read more)

I am trying to connect to a website but I keep getting error code 522. I've tried using Chrome and it connects to the website with no problem. I've checked my privacy settings and I do not have that website blocked. What else can I check?

Asked by w5513 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

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Cannot add custom shortcut in Search -> Search Shortcut ; Windows 11

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings … (read more)

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings page the Add button is dissapeared... Is it a limitation for Windows 11 machines?

Asked by suji.lamech 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Opening Firefox with a password without setting up Firefox sync

I simply want to use a password to open Firefox. I don't want to set up Firefox sync. How can I set up a simple password as permission to open Firefox without accessing s… (read more)

I simply want to use a password to open Firefox. I don't want to set up Firefox sync. How can I set up a simple password as permission to open Firefox without accessing sync?

Asked by exodu 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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How do YouTube recommendations identify my Firefox?

The story is when I accidentally clicked on a sick video, YouTube start to recommend me similar sick videos. So my question is how does YouTube get my identity? I'm no… (read more)

The story is when I accidentally clicked on a sick video, YouTube start to recommend me similar sick videos.

So my question is how does YouTube get my identity?

I'm not logged in. my profile is actually a snapshot, so when I restart Firefox, it go back to the snapshot. I even restarted my ISP router to get a new IP address. This did not work.

Only when I create a new profile with "firefox -P" does YouTube start to see me as a new person.

So how does YouTube identify my Firefox profile? I don't think it's in the https request headers. Weird.

Asked by hi210 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

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Unable to install any extensions.

When trying to install any extensions on either the Mozilla Addons website or directly via the Extension settings, it fails to do so. I've attached a screenshot of the M… (read more)

When trying to install any extensions on either the Mozilla Addons website or directly via the Extension settings, it fails to do so.

I've attached a screenshot of the Mozilla Addons website when it fails to install the extension. On some other addons that I've attempted in the past, it just shows the throbber forever.

I have checked the Multiprocess Browser Console and it says that it fails to move the file because it's locked (NS_ERROR_FILE_IS_LOCKED). I have also attached a screenshot of that.

Asked by Kate 1 month ago

Answered by Kate 1 month ago

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Sync cookies exception list

Hi, This has been brought up before, but not with this exact question (not that I could find, at least). I understand that cookies cannot be synced across devices, but … (read more)

Hi,

This has been brought up before, but not with this exact question (not that I could find, at least).

I understand that cookies cannot be synced across devices, but this is not what I am asking for. Is there a way to make firefox sync the list of exceptions? Meaning, only the specified website URL and its status, not the cookies from these sites.

Asked by pompan2 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Buttons don't always work.

Just in the last few weeks, "buttons" on web sites do not work in Firefox, but work fine in Chrome. Example: https://www.mealtrain.com/users/sign_in/ The sign-in butto… (read more)

Just in the last few weeks, "buttons" on web sites do not work in Firefox, but work fine in Chrome. Example: https://www.mealtrain.com/users/sign_in/ The sign-in button does nothing in Firefox, yet works fine in Chrome. V. 125.0.3, Windows 10.

Asked by mhdavisjr 3 weeks ago

Answered by mhdavisjr 3 weeks ago

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How to identify elements with Inspector that are only visible on mouse click?

I press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+i and then press on the top left icon, but then I can only have one click to identify an element. What to do if I need two or three clicks to get t… (read more)

I press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+i and then press on the top left icon, but then I can only have one click to identify an element. What to do if I need two or three clicks to get to an element?

Asked by fioiu omotrl 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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File not downloaded: Potential security risk - Allow download don't work

Hi! On the latest version Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 when i download .docx files i get the message 'File not downloaded: Potential security risk.' I select Allow download an… (read more)

Hi! On the latest version Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 when i download .docx files i get the message 'File not downloaded: Potential security risk.' I select Allow download and the file downloaded can't be opened.

Thanks!

Asked by Laurentiu Marin 1 month ago

Answered by Laurentiu Marin 1 month ago

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Bulleted list itemI understand! You're asking how to use Mozilla Firefox or Safari. Here are some basic steps to get you started: Mozilla Firefox: 1. Download and in… (read more)

  • Bulleted list itemI understand! You're asking how to use Mozilla Firefox or Safari. Here are some basic steps to get you started:

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Download and install Firefox from the official website. 2. Open Firefox and set your default search engine and homepage. 3. Use the address bar to enter URLs or search queries. 4. Explore the toolbar for bookmarks, history, and extensions. 5. Customize Firefox with themes, add-ons, and settings.

Safari:

1. Open Safari on your Apple device (it comes pre-installed). 2. Use the address bar to enter URLs or search queries. 3. Explore the toolbar for bookmarks, history, and sharing options. 4. Customize Safari with extensions, settings, and privacy features. 5. Use iCloud to sync bookmarks and history across devices.

If you have specific questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask!

Asked by Hamza Hm 3 weeks ago

Answered by Hamza Hm 3 weeks ago

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Correct syntax for privacy.fingerprintingProtection.granularOverrides?

Hello, I am trying to force two or three websites to detect my timezone as UTC, even though my local system time is not UTC. I figured out how to do this with ALL sites … (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to force two or three websites to detect my timezone as UTC, even though my local system time is not UTC. I figured out how to do this with ALL sites by setting privacy.fingerprintingProtection to "true" and entering "+JSDateTimeUTC" in privacy.fingerprintingProtection.overrides in about:config.

Now according to docs, privacy.fingerprintingProtection.granularOverrides "can be used to add or remove features on a domain granular level if privacy.fingerprintingProtection is enabled," but I can't figure out how to get it working.

Any input is appreciated.

Asked by RSizington 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

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Move Tab Icons (favicons) up 1px

Hi All, For some reason my tab icons look a little low, and I would like them more vertically centered. I've been trying to move these icons around using some older cod… (read more)

Hi All,

For some reason my tab icons look a little low, and I would like them more vertically centered.

I've been trying to move these icons around using some older code that doesn't seem to work anymore.

The code below no longer has any effect.

Does anyone know how to move the tab icons up 1 pixel?

Thanks!

/* padding doesn't move them */
.tab-throbber, .tab-icon-image { padding-bottom: 4px !important; }
/* margin doesn't move them */
.tab-throbber, .tab-icon-image { margin-bottom: -2px !important; }
/* can't even turn the icons off LOL */
.tab-icon-image { display:none !important; }

Asked by Slouch 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox is, very relatively, slow

Hi, First, this is not a complaint. Firefox is an outstanding product that makes me very happy. I though I could post the following, because this community strives to m… (read more)

Hi,

First, this is not a complaint. Firefox is an outstanding product that makes me very happy.

I though I could post the following, because this community strives to make it better.

In a nutshell, I have a very fast Internet connection, up to 6Gbs/1Gbs speed, and Firefox is not able to go over .9/.8

I attach are 2 tests, one with Firefox and one with Chrome.

Note that when using it for anything else than speedtest, Firefox does not feel slow at all.

I'm not requesting a fix, just thought that somebody would like to know.

Asked by Bob4K 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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About tab crashes

duplicate of /questions/1446872 thread. About tab crashes Every time I open Firefox, it crashes immediately and does not trigger the crash report window. Even though I h… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1446872 thread.

About tab crashes Every time I open Firefox, it crashes immediately and does not trigger the crash report window. Even though I have checked and enabled the option to send crash reports in the settings, it doesn't work. When I look for crash report logs, it shows that I have not sent any crash reports.I've tried many methods to view the crash report, but it just shows that there are none. I only found this information related to crash reports in the installation files.(you can see it in the picture),hope someone can answer this question, thank you very much.😭

Asked by 1484759273 6 days ago