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Always Show Tab Close Button

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases… (read more)

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases where I want to close a tab and do not want to re-open that page.

Some context: When you have many tabs open (I know, who does that?) and you want to close some of them, but do not want to select those tabs, currently you can right-click and scroll through the menu to the `Close Tab` option. This is slow and a bit clunky. The `Close Tab` menu option is buried in the bottom-middle of the list.

This issue is somewhat complicated by the fact that I use the excellent Auto-Tab Discard extension to discard/sleep tabs. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) So when a tab is discarded, and you click on it, the tab reloads. Which is silly when you just want to close it.

Anyone aware of a way to always show the close-tab button, or show on hover?

Thanks!

Asked by daniel 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Icons in a Google Finance Watchlist only appear as text

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say… (read more)

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say "Equalizer" instead of showing the icon. Any settings I need to check?

Asked by haroldwaisel 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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how to block about:addons?

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literall… (read more)

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literally jumped from one browser to another just to make this shit possible please.

Asked by alifadul99 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Surfshark

Hi, just bought a new laptop which is loaded with windows 11, and I cannot download Surfshark vpn, I go to google and it will not even open any surfshark page, I assumed … (read more)

Hi, just bought a new laptop which is loaded with windows 11, and I cannot download Surfshark vpn, I go to google and it will not even open any surfshark page, I assumed it must be something to do with safesearch, so I clicked on the safesearch button but it does not give me the option to turn it off it just states 'You don't have permission to change your SafeSearch setting. It's locked by the device or network that you are browsing on' !! how do I get over this? any help appreciated,

Asked by tench6410 5 days ago

Answered by tench6410 5 days ago

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Spell Check not working.

Dear Sir or Madam, I'm running 101.0.1 and spell check no longer works on any mail app like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, BT Mail. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works… (read more)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I'm running 101.0.1 and spell check no longer works on any mail app like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, BT Mail. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works correctly. This is despite my Firefox Settings being as below.....

Language Choose the languages used to display menus, messages, and notifications from Firefox. ENGLISH GB Set Alternatives… ENGLISH GB Choose your preferred language for displaying pages. Choose… ENGLISH (United Kingdom) (en-gb) Check your spelling as you type = Tick (Yes)

Could you please advise a fix?

Kind regards,

Neil.

P.S. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works correctly.

Asked by Trinovantes 6 days ago

Answered by Trinovantes 4 days ago

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firefox and thunderbird takes long time after initial boot up

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) fo… (read more)

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) for either Firefox or Thunderbird to fully boot up . Firefox opens tomy home page, but does not complete for several minutes so I can go nowhere. If I am patient and wait it is fine the rest of the day..nice and fast. If I shut down and reboot again- very very slow opening of both for the initial time. I have run full virus scans, sfc/scannow, malwarebytes, cleared history and cache and cookies, turned off and on hardware excelerator. Any other suggestions? Word and Excel open quickly as usual.

Asked by oldbob2 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Loosing ALL cookies when Firefox session ended

I've just done a clean install of Windows 11 12H2 and, consquently, FireFox. Don't know why I'm loosing all cookies when Firefox session ended. Firefox 101.0.1 x64 OS… (read more)

I've just done a clean install of Windows 11 12H2 and, consquently, FireFox.

Don't know why I'm loosing all cookies when Firefox session ended.

Firefox 101.0.1 x64 OS Windows 11 Pro v 21H2 (Build 22000.776)

Asked by IanM 5 days ago

Answered by Márk 5 days ago

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As webdeveloper : how can i ask canvas usage before using it ?

Firefox allow to disable access to canvas for lowering fingerprinting, it's cool ! But as web developer : i like to ask this access before try to using it, Something like… (read more)

Firefox allow to disable access to canvas for lowering fingerprinting, it's cool !

But as web developer : i like to ask this access before try to using it,

Something like :

1. Do you alllow canvas ? 2. Show the browser part 3. Wait for user answer 4. It's OK : download PDF done with canvass 5. It's not OK : shown an error to user.

To avoid such situation (see screencast)

Asked by Shnoulle 6 days ago

Answered by Shnoulle 5 days ago

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Latest Windows 10 update

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs.… (read more)

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs. I can't be the only person experiencing this problem but contacting Microsoft is next to impossible. I wonder if you can: 1) alert them to this issue; and 2) pressure them to fix it as constantly uninstalling the updates is a pain!

Asked by sjarmain 1 week ago

Answered by sjarmain 5 days ago

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Previous Tabs don't come back up after a reboot.

In settings, Start-up, I have the box checked for: "open previous windows and tabs" but it doesn't work. In order to do my work I need the 23 tabs I currently have open t… (read more)

In settings, Start-up, I have the box checked for: "open previous windows and tabs" but it doesn't work. In order to do my work I need the 23 tabs I currently have open to show up again after a reboot of the browser or computer. What gives? How long will it take to get this corrected? Please give me help. Thanks, Mark

I've tried everything and read all the instructions but none work.

Asked by MarMiller 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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Tabs don't restore after reboot of FF or computer.

Your previous reply message to me is below at the bottom of this reply. My answers are inside your reply. I tried to reply to you yesterday from the help site on FF, howe… (read more)

Your previous reply message to me is below at the bottom of this reply. My answers are inside your reply.

I tried to reply to you yesterday from the help site on FF, however on the last word, I misspelled that word, I attempted to correct it, it should have been easy enough because it was the last letter on the last word, I put my curser at the end of the last word and as I tried remove that letter, BOOM, the whole message disappeared. Hopefully it was sent but I haven’t heard a response yet so I’m assuming the message went into lala-land. Are you saying that your previous session isn't restored [Yes, none of the tabs were restored. Also, under the history tab, the “recently closed tabs” were grayed out so that menu command was useless.] or are you looking for the menu command to restore the previous session? Also, every time I reboot FF or my Computer, none of the previous tabs are restored. If the former, are you exiting before restarting your computer or shutting down? You should do that and you should use the exit command (either in the menu or the keyboard shortcut). I suggest you also allow enough time for the process to finish before restarting the computer or shutting down. Can you help me with this? What is the fix for this issue?

Asked by MarMiller 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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Profile Problems

Hello, I've used Firefox for many years. Long story short I have a new computer and was looking to keep my passwords bookmarks etc. so I looked up how to find them and sa… (read more)

Hello,

I've used Firefox for many years. Long story short I have a new computer and was looking to keep my passwords bookmarks etc. so I looked up how to find them and saved the two folders to an external HD before my old computer was wiped. In trying to get them imported into Firefox on my new computer I thought I'd just erase the ones in the current folder and replace them with the other files. Well that didn't work. Now Firefox won't load as it says it can't find my profile. So I erased Firefox and tried to reinstall but it still won't open and says it can't find the profile even after I erased and reinstalled. I understand the problem I caused but not how to start fresh and import my old settings. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

-rob

Asked by rebeltoft 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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no Passwords, no Sync, weird Addon & Policies

Hello, My firefox has been randomly exiting for a longer time now. (I reopen Firefox it restores itself without any crash info) I've already tried reinstalling and using … (read more)

Hello, My firefox has been randomly exiting for a longer time now. (I reopen Firefox it restores itself without any crash info) I've already tried reinstalling and using the cleaning tool. Now I wanted to remove my Addons, but one of them isn't deletable. It also has no name displayed which confused me... Furthermore, there are only "InstalTime12345678"-files in the crash reports directory (which I think aren crash reports). It seems to me the mysterious addon is installed through the policies. (I have a screenshot attached and uploaded them https://pastebin.com/59wzMDyv) This is my private computer and I never set those. Has anyone seen this before or can help? Thanks

Asked by blxckOxymoron 5 days ago

Answered by blxckOxymoron 5 days ago

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Blank pdfs

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely … (read more)

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely blank (see attached screenshot). This issue just started today and I assume it was a result of an update, since I don't recall making any changes to my settings (I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04).

I've tried opening multiple files from a variety of sites with the same result. All of them open fine using my system's pdf viewer, as well as from within Chromium. I've tried disabling my plugins, putting Firefox into safe mode and resetting all the handlers, to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jesse20 6 days ago

Answered by jesse20 5 days ago

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Open Bookmarks form Dropdown menu in Background without Dropdown menu closing

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background. On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you wa… (read more)

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background.

On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you wanted to open with the Mousewheel and done.

On Firefox you need to enable new tabs to open in Background first. I managed to find the setting for that with google after a while. You need to go to advanced settings by typing about:config into your url bar.

Then you search for browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground and click "enable".

But this didn't fix the other issue I had, that the dropdown menu always closes as soon as I click anything.

Is there a way so it stays open until I'm done selecting the pages I want?

Asked by Hellschwarz 6 days ago

Answered by Hellschwarz 6 days ago

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TLS 1.0, 1.1 exceptions for private (home) network

How do I create a TLS 1.0, 1.1 exception in Firefox 100.0+ for my legacy devices (NAS), that no longer get firmware updates from the manufacture, that are on my private n… (read more)

How do I create a TLS 1.0, 1.1 exception in Firefox 100.0+ for my legacy devices (NAS), that no longer get firmware updates from the manufacture, that are on my private network and thier configuration is done through a web browser?

 I have been using Firefox browser for a long time, since it was called Mozilla browser.  An answer such as "I'm out of luck." means I will have to look for a new browser.  I prefer not to do that.  I trust the Mozilla brand and like you products and recommend them to my friends and customers.

Asked by data0042 6 days ago

Answered by James 6 days ago

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Hide\Remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out f… (read more)

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out for both, and Other Bookmarks is empty.

Both were hidden\removed in my original installation, but I can't remember how I did that. I've seen posts mentioning e.g. browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 (it doesn't exist) in About:config, right-clicking on the Other Bookmarks and uncheck it (it doesn't exist).

I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit).

Asked by anton.vantonder 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago