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how do i disable the Hyperlink tooltip?

this extremely annoying hyperlink tool tip pops up and gets in the way of mouse clicks. if im not careful I'll accidentally click it instead of what i intended to click … (read more)

this extremely annoying hyperlink tool tip pops up and gets in the way of mouse clicks. if im not careful I'll accidentally click it instead of what i intended to click on. it likes to pop up over my email check boxes too when im trying to select mail to delete. if i do accidentally click on it, it will follow the link using the tab im currently on which is the brunt force of the annoyance. it absolutely gets in the way and infuriates me to no end. I dont have any add-ons that specifically relate to it, and i cant find anything doing a google search that relates to it either.

Asked by MasterLink5X 11 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 hours ago

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Return to normal highlighting and text selection in new URL bar

A lot of folks are having issues with the new URL bar. My biggest issue with the new URL is the way that URL bar text turns light blue rather than to normal way that se… (read more)

A lot of folks are having issues with the new URL bar.

My biggest issue with the new URL is the way that URL bar text turns light blue rather than to normal way that selected text is shown, in negative (white on blue), because I often want to select part of the URL and the light blue makes it difficult to see what I have selected. I am 55 and my eyesight is not what it used to be.

jscher2000 kindly recommended adding the following to userchrome.css here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283831?page=3#answer-1331668 as follows

  1. urlbar {
 --lwt-toolbar-field-highlight: Highlight;
 --lwt-toolbar-field-highlight-text: HighlightText;

}

But this css does not seem to work for me.

I have not touched the Firefox theme, so I guess I am using the default theme, but I have added the multi-row tabs css from MrOtherGuy https://github.com/MrOtherGuy/firefox-csshacks/tree/master/chrome/multi-row_tabs.css but the multi-row tab css does not seem to mention "toolbar" so I can't see that they would get in each other's way.

I would also like to turn off the automatic selection of the whole url but that may not be possible.

Asked by Timtak 2 days ago

Answered by Timtak 1 day ago

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Firefox Profile Compatibility

I am setting up a new desktop and want to copy my Firefox profile from one Linux desktop to another. In the past I have just used sync and then had to go thru the process… (read more)

I am setting up a new desktop and want to copy my Firefox profile from one Linux desktop to another. In the past I have just used sync and then had to go thru the process of making all the config adjustments and tweaking other settings that are not part of sync. I just copied over my Thunderbird profile and it was a perfect copy and paste. Unfortunately I have tried twice with FF and its not working. Keep getting the message that the profile being copied in is from an older version. That's not true however the one being copied in is from 77.0.1 and the new desktop being pasted into is 71.0. Any idea what I am doing wrong that's an easy fix? Thanks.

Asked by spur4 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox "Resets" on Launch

On launching Firefox, none of the extensions work. uBlock Origin does nothing, LastPass prompts me to acknowledge their privacy policy then login, Firefox logs out of my … (read more)

On launching Firefox, none of the extensions work. uBlock Origin does nothing, LastPass prompts me to acknowledge their privacy policy then login, Firefox logs out of my user account, the containers tab does nothing (although this might be related to not being logged in). These are the only services I use. Everything works if I take the time to set them back up (except uBlock Origin).

Strangely enough, reddit.com will not load, and this is the only website I have had problems with. When prompted, the address bar ignores it, not even trying to load the site, completely blank page without an error.

Everything works perfectly fine (including uBlock Origin) in private browsing mode.

This started happening a few days ago. Since then I have done a clean install of windows (which was needed anyways) but to no avail. It is probably something stupid I managed to mess up in Firefox, although I would have no idea what that would be as I haven't changed anything advanced since the clean install.

I am completely dumb-founded. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by nicholasgwood 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Add ons not working or showing up

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on … (read more)

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on my other two machines, and used to work great on this one. Thank you Jason Stone.

Asked by jasonstone20 1 month ago

Answered by AKASH kUMAR 1 month ago

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How to customize(reduce) context menu entries?

Hi, my firefox context menu is too miscellaneous. I want to keep "copy" and "seach...for..." entries, and delete others, so I will not be distracted by them. How can I d… (read more)

Hi, my firefox context menu is too miscellaneous. I want to keep "copy" and "seach...for..." entries, and delete others, so I will not be distracted by them. How can I do that? Making the context menu as simple as possible?

Asked by SpringQ 2 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 days ago

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AVG F.Fox Extention Browser

I use AVG Security S/Ware. The latest version allows installation of :- "Firefox Extension Browser". They say this protects for problem web sites by checking each one. Is… (read more)

I use AVG Security S/Ware. The latest version allows installation of :- "Firefox Extension Browser". They say this protects for problem web sites by checking each one. Is it worth installing? Or will it do more harm than good?

Asked by johnoo 3 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 days ago

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Action setting was changed and I want to know how to change it back.

I frequently use a website that provides documents in PDF form. In the past when I selected a document to view it would open the PDF in the browser window. I must have c… (read more)

I frequently use a website that provides documents in PDF form. In the past when I selected a document to view it would open the PDF in the browser window. I must have changed a setting at some point and now it opens a save window to download the document. I need to figure out how to change that back.

Asked by trainor1 2 days ago

Answered by Scribe 2 days ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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In wayland-based linux, how do I completely disable the middle mouse button in firefox?

I'm using Fedora 32 and I have the middle mouse button disabled in the gnome tweak tool. But for whatever reason, Firefox seems to ignore this. What I really want is for … (read more)

I'm using Fedora 32 and I have the middle mouse button disabled in the gnome tweak tool. But for whatever reason, Firefox seems to ignore this. What I really want is for Firefox to stop closing tabs when I have the mouse cursor hovered over a tab and I touch the wrong part (the middle) of the touch pad. This is just a huge usability problem. I'm killing tabs all the time, sometimes with forms and email messages in them. Help?

Asked by middleton.ted 5 days ago

Answered by middleton.ted 3 days ago

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How to make a custom search engine (URL parameter with %s) the default search engine?

Firefox used to allow a hack to add a custom search engine to the search engine list. This allowed users to make custom engines the DEFAULT search engine. (Engines can be… (read more)

Firefox used to allow a hack to add a custom search engine to the search engine list. This allowed users to make custom engines the DEFAULT search engine. (Engines can be added to Bookmarks but then they require a keyword to activate. Default engines do not require a keyword to activate).

The way to do it was: 1) place a folder called "searchplugins" with your custom .xml file describing your search engine (i.e.,, a URL with a %s added to it) inside your Home folder on a Linux OS.

2) open the Web Console

3) input: Services.search.addEngine("file:///home/user/searchplugins/custom-engine.xml", null, null, false);

4) now your custom search engine would appear in the search engine listing in Firefox and could be made default

On recent Firefoxes, this no longer works. When I inter the Sevices.search.addEngine part to the Web Console, I get this message: "ReferenceError: Services is not define"

I've been using Google Chrome because of stuff like this. Firefox just doesn't allow me to do what I want to do. But I appreciate Mozilla ideals and am trying to give Firefox another chance. But it is contingent on being able to make my custom search engine the default search engine.

Is there a fix for this error I'm encountering in the Web Console?

Asked by grgwmsm 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Custom search engine query URL?

Hi, See attached for details. One feature I'm trying to setup with FF is search engine query URL shortcuts. Basically, it allows the user to type a letter and it auto ena… (read more)

Hi,

See attached for details. One feature I'm trying to setup with FF is search engine query URL shortcuts. Basically, it allows the user to type a letter and it auto enables that URL. In this case, we're using Reddit. Basically, it allow us to type 'R' followed by a space which then auto populates the query URL. We can then type in our requested subreddits. However, I haven't been able to get this to work with FF. The search engine function add-on in firefox only enables a general search instead of subreddit specific. Would love to hear any feedback and/or solutions. Thanks in advance.

Asked by CarpeDien 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Reverse display from black background, white text to normal white background, black text.

duplicate of /questions/1294373 thread since replied to that one instead. Show me how to reset display format to normal white background, black text. … (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1294373 thread since replied to that one instead.

Show me how to reset display format to normal white background, black text.

Asked by DaveK 3 days ago

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 3 weeks ago

Answered by Vallode 4 days ago

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Open Firefox as a popup window - without URL or tab bars.

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars? My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet … (read more)

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars?

My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet which opens the tab in a popup window. Is there a way to open a link directly in a popup window?

I've scanned about:config to no avail, and it seems all the popup extensions just do what my bookmarklet does.

Ideally there would be a command line flag like --popup which does exactly that, but the closest thing I could find is --headless and --kiosk which don't work that way.

I also made a new profile named "popup" and intended to add extensions which hide the nav bar, but it looks like extensions aren't allowed to do that any more.

Asked by kevin 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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HOMEPAGE

Hi,since the latest Firefox update my Homepage has reverted to just the standard Google Homepage without the Firefox symbol which i had before, have attached 2 pics to ex… (read more)

Hi,since the latest Firefox update my Homepage has reverted to just the standard Google Homepage without the Firefox symbol which i had before, have attached 2 pics to explain, have selected Firefox as default broswer, any tips on what to try please ?

Asked by 24008943 5 days ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 days ago

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No Option To Set Startup Page

Hi, When launching Firefox it opens with a blank page. There is no option to set a startup page in options (see attachment). How do I get it to open to a webpage not a bl… (read more)

Hi, When launching Firefox it opens with a blank page. There is no option to set a startup page in options (see attachment). How do I get it to open to a webpage not a blank page? Regards Karl

Asked by karls.email09 5 days ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 days ago

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Using Windows Live Mail for "Email Link" no longer works

I'm on Windows 10 but still use Windows Live Mail. I used to be able to click the "Email Link" icon on my Firefox toolbar to automatically mail the current URL to someone… (read more)

I'm on Windows 10 but still use Windows Live Mail. I used to be able to click the "Email Link" icon on my Firefox toolbar to automatically mail the current URL to someone using Live Mail. I can go into Options>Applications>mailto and link it to xlmail.exe but I can't add the argument "/mailurl:%" to the end of the command line so that it properly constructs an email message. This used to work - does anybody have a suggestion (other than finally abandoning Live Mail or Firefox)?

Thanks.

Asked by tootill 3 weeks ago

Answered by tootill 3 weeks ago