Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 minute ago

The "xulstore" window resizing problem

Since some time, Firefox (currently 89.0) on Windows 10 automatically reduces the window size from "fullscreen" to "maximized" when re-opening it from another program. So… (read more)

Since some time, Firefox (currently 89.0) on Windows 10 automatically reduces the window size from "fullscreen" to "maximized" when re-opening it from another program. So I have to wait until the window size reduction is complete before having to re-enlarge it again (which is quite annoying)

After a short web search, it turned out that this window size reduction is caused by the "xulstore.json" file in the profile folder and several other users are also reporting this issue. However, none of them in the forums I visited knew a permanent solution. I unsuccessfully tried the following:

  • When I delete "xulstore.json", the window size reduction problem goes away only to re-appear after a few re-openings of Firefox (as the xulstore file is re-established then).
  • Editing the xulstore file did not work, as Firefox overwrites it.
  • Denying Firefox writing permission (via Windows) also doesn't work, as Firefox creates a temporary copy of the xulstore file which again causes the resizing problem.
  • Denying access to this temporary copy does not work either.

It seems like Firefox does everything possible just to keep the resizing problem persisting. Is there any permanent solution (different from the failed solution attempts above)? Or even better: could you remove the automatic resizing in a coming version update of Firefox? It seems like I am not the only one who would be grateful about this.

Asked by lillsascha 1 hour ago

Last reply by lillsascha 10 minutes ago

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Search (not in address bar)

I intentionally set my browser so that I can search from the search box in the center of this page. However, when I start typing in that box I get all kinds of stuff from… (read more)

I intentionally set my browser so that I can search from the search box in the center of this page. However, when I start typing in that box I get all kinds of stuff from the address bar blocking the box and what I'm typing. I don't want to search from the address bar, I want to use that search box. How do I get this feature back?

Before, all I had to do was uncheck the box in the second screen shot but that no longer seems to work. What's the new trick or why have the search box if you can't search from it?

Also, after a search, my links always opened in a new tab. That no longer seems to be working that way. I prefer my links open in a new tab in case I want to look at other results while keeping that tab available.

Asked by csurvine 23 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 22 hours ago

How can I browse an email directly by typing it in the address bar?

If you write something in the address bar it automatically is browsed on google. In other browsers you can do the same typing an email in the address bar but in firefox i… (read more)

If you write something in the address bar it automatically is browsed on google. In other browsers you can do the same typing an email in the address bar but in firefox it doesn't allow me. How can I tweak firefox parameters so it allows me to do that?

https://i.gyazo.com/544475f24b1d5ffcb2a8ae957ae0e92f.png

If I browse this I get this stupid message: https://i.gyazo.com/c7c38768ca4fff9aae27d3e94de8e8c4.png

Thanks in advance

Asked by fuarrkk 1 week ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 1 hour ago

Urll connects to wrong website

When I try to connect to the site for my internet provider, I am connected to the companies site for businesses. Ii have tried my cell (OK), my laptop (OK), and Safari (O… (read more)

When I try to connect to the site for my internet provider, I am connected to the companies site for businesses. Ii have tried my cell (OK), my laptop (OK), and Safari (OK). so it looks like FireFox has become confused about the site meant to be accessed by that URL. Suggestions on how to reteach FireFox, please.

iMac, Catalina latest update, FireFox 89

Asked by Bettona99 1 hour ago

firefox problem on fb

i have problem ..i use firefox like browser but when i i=use it on facebook i can not to see clip video . video work few seconds then stop. i dont have this problem if i … (read more)

i have problem ..i use firefox like browser but when i i=use it on facebook i can not to see clip video . video work few seconds then stop. i dont have this problem if i use chrome,,so its from firefox how can to fix that? i dont have this problem to all video on fb

Asked by zamolxe333 15 hours ago

Last reply by zamolxe333 2 hours ago

Firefox for wndows 7

Recently the typeface on the browser became lighter, not bold as it was before. The browser lost all my auto-fill passwords and will not let me save any new or replaceme… (read more)

Recently the typeface on the browser became lighter, not bold as it was before. The browser lost all my auto-fill passwords and will not let me save any new or replacement ones. It will save them as long as I am in the browser, but once I exit out and go back in they are gone. What gives?

Asked by pulsar1 2 hours ago

Search not returning results

When I open a new tab and then search, and then try to search with google then search option does not provide me results. or if I try to even open google through the tab,… (read more)

When I open a new tab and then search, and then try to search with google then search option does not provide me results. or if I try to even open google through the tab, Firefox does not provide me any results. This started happening recently. I have tried clearing the cache and cookies and the issue resolves for a bit and then starts again. I even have removed and tried a fresh install of firefox and I am still seeing the same results. I need help as this is getting annoying.

Asked by agodbole.usa 2 hours ago

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Firefox does not connect to "google.de" or "amazon.de" do to "HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)"

Firefox does not connect to "google.de" or "amazon.de" do to "HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)". First I cleaned the "Firefox" (about:config). Then I deinstalled and… (read more)

Firefox does not connect to "google.de" or "amazon.de" do to "HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)". First I cleaned the "Firefox" (about:config). Then I deinstalled and reinstalled it. No change in behavior. I started with an empty "SiteSecurityServiceState.txt" Anyway still no connection possible to "google.de" or "amazon.de". I would be glad if anyone could help me.

BS is WIN10 Version 20H2 (Version 21H1 could not be loaded yet --> mistake while installing. I am still waiting for a solution to this problem via MS)

Sorry for my humble English.

Asked by gimmeshelter 1 day ago

Answered by gimmeshelter 3 hours ago

2FA Encrypted account forgotten password

I started a Authy 2FA account. I forgot my backup password so can't access the token. Authy said i should request that you delete the 2FA from my account. Can you please … (read more)

I started a Authy 2FA account. I forgot my backup password so can't access the token. Authy said i should request that you delete the 2FA from my account. Can you please delete. or can you point me in direction of where i need to go to resolve it as i can't find a contact form or email anywhere Thank you

Asked by PsYAuM 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

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saving google translate audio

Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now whe… (read more)

Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now when I do this this and hit Listen icon the speech is generated ok but no links are generated in lower partition. Thanks for your help. Am using Windows and Firefox 89.0.1

Asked by mikebadzzz 23 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 20 hours ago

Bookmarks after FF upgrade in Linux Mint

After upgrading from FF 56(? came with Mint 17) to the newest FF(78), still with Mint 17, cant find old bookmarks anywhere. Have looked for json and html, but cant find t… (read more)

After upgrading from FF 56(? came with Mint 17) to the newest FF(78), still with Mint 17, cant find old bookmarks anywhere. Have looked for json and html, but cant find them? Was it all nuked in the upgrade?

Asked by johansenerik71 3 hours ago

saved login

who removes my saved login for bonanza shopping??? I have my login for bonanza shopping but ever once in a while some one other than me removes it. it happened yesterday… (read more)

who removes my saved login for bonanza shopping??? I have my login for bonanza shopping but ever once in a while some one other than me removes it. it happened yesterday then I fixed the saved information, and today it vanished again. starsh169

Asked by starsh169 3 hours ago

Firefox refresh lost all my passwords

I was using Firefox this morning, and the program crashed. When I restarted, I found I had lost all my passwords. I searched for the "Old Firefox Data" folder on my deskt… (read more)

I was using Firefox this morning, and the program crashed. When I restarted, I found I had lost all my passwords. I searched for the "Old Firefox Data" folder on my desktop--and everywhere else, and there is no such folder on my computer. I tried importing passwords from Safari and that didn't work at all. I am traveling right now and don't have access to my backup disk.

This is the second time this has happened with FF, and I am about to dump the program because of this.

Any ideas?

Asked by skierwalt 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago