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Firefox v77 - Need command to "return to the previous tab"

I need to configure a keyboard command -- or else find an Add-on -- that will "return" -- from the current tab, to the previous tab -- that was displayed in the same Fire… (read more)

I need to configure a keyboard command -- or else find an Add-on -- that will "return" -- from the current tab, to the previous tab -- that was displayed in the same Firefox window.

Years ago there was an Add-on that provided this function -- but it was never updated to work on later Firefox versions... I have looked recently, and found nothing similar -- but does anyone know if there is an Add-on to provide this function, that will work on Firefox v77 ?

If not, then how can we forward the following suggestion to Mozilla?

Similar to Alt-Tab calling the Windows "switch Window" action -- Ctrl-Alt-Tab would (ideally) switch Tabs in Firefox, to display the previously displayed Tab, in the (same) top window.

Thank you,

BillK

Asked by kingsbry 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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I want to switch between the results of a google search and open some in new tabs.

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore: The search results of an inter… (read more)

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore:

The search results of an internet search (let's say google search results) show up in firefox one after the other. When I move my hand to the mouse and Strg + click I can open selected search results in new tabs. From the keyboard I can only use Tab to navigate from element to element - but not from search result to search result as I want.

Is there a possibility to move quickly from search result to search result? To skip all the not interesting elements? To "tab" through all these links, the maps, the ads takes ages...

Would be great if someone knew the old function in firefox at least.

ami

Asked by ami 3 months ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 2 months ago

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I can not remove websites from Browser dropdown menu

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own. I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the d… (read more)

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own.

I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the drop down menu for months. I have tried all the standard, 'highlight and delete' options on YOUTUBE and right here.

I must be asking the wrong questions, because the answers I am finding do not clear the items from Foxfire's drop down menu. None of the prescribed techniques cleared the sites from Foxfire's drop down menu.. Hard to understand what I am missing but my browser' is clearly NOT responding the way explained in answers I have found.

Example: There is a Search with Amazon.com site listed. I have NEVER used and it will not be cleared. No Matter what. Top item on FoxFire's drop down menu.

In desperation, I just tried clearing "all browsing history" 'and the annoying drop down sites are still there. 'In fact, now there are additional annoying sites from Facebook (have not been in 10 years) and twitter (I have Never been on twiter).

What is wrong with this browser ?

Can anyone help ? Please.

Asked by Bulltwinkle 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Change location of temporary files

I want to change the location of the temporary files corresponding to the web pages I visit. It seems to be called the cache. Right now those files are saved in C:\Use… (read more)

I want to change the location of the temporary files corresponding to the web pages I visit. It seems to be called the cache.

Right now those files are saved in

   C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp\

but my C drive is a SSD and I don't want them to be there.

Note: In about:config, I created a string

   browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

and set its value to

   D:\Temp\Firefox_temp\

but to no avail: the temporary HTML pages are still created in C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp\.

Asked by Joël Bissonnette 2 months ago

Answered by yogyta kalwar 2 months ago

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changing the new tab backround

hello i would like to know if there is a way i can have a backround when i open a new tab on firefox. like google chrome safar they have a pretty backround (like a sunset… (read more)

hello i would like to know if there is a way i can have a backround when i open a new tab on firefox. like google chrome safar they have a pretty backround (like a sunset) and there is the serch bar but when i open firefox there is just a white page with my visited sites is there a way i can set a backround of my own like upploding a picture or do i have to use an extension?

(sorry for my english its my second lauguage)

Asked by mattia 2 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 months ago

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I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ?

I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ? I am using the latest version etc , on a Mac. I essentially want to highlight a word , right clic… (read more)

I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ? I am using the latest version etc , on a Mac. I essentially want to highlight a word , right click and have an option to either look up in dictionary or show meaning. Thanks all , CJ

Asked by Chris 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Checkbox to filter saved list of usernames/passwords based on URL

I would like to have in next version of Firefox a checkbox, when I click on a text field which has saved username, then I would only see saved usernames for this current … (read more)

I would like to have in next version of Firefox a checkbox, when I click on a text field which has saved username, then I would only see saved usernames for this current website. Now I see saved usernames for all websites.

So when I click on a checkbox, the saved usernames in blue reactangle on picture below, won't be shown. I will only see usernames "From this website".

This can be useful, when there are many saved usernames for many websites.

Asked by pc131 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 6 months ago

Answered by Marina43182 6 months ago

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Firefox v77 enlarging URL bar

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent.… (read more)

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent. I find this behavior annoying and unnecessary for me. Actually, I think this is just plain dumb. The text does not enlarge, just the URL box. Is there a way that I may be able to disable this behavior, thank you.

Asked by Dad1966 2 months ago

Answered by Dad1966 2 months ago

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Ease of access to my university portal on startup

Hey guys! I'm a student and so it's useful for me to make my university's student portal as my homepage. However, whenever I start up Firefox, it goes to the 'Authenticat… (read more)

Hey guys! I'm a student and so it's useful for me to make my university's student portal as my homepage. However, whenever I start up Firefox, it goes to the 'Authentication required - Mozilla Firefox' popup login area before I can get into my portal. The details are already auto-filled, but I have to hit OK every time. It's more of a quality-of-life and very minor problem, but would there be a way for me to just click the Firefox icon and instantly be logged in automatically? Maybe a custom URL to set as the homepage, or some other way I have to go to make this happen. Thanks so much all! Any replies would be massively appreciated!

Asked by jamesv234 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Chrome:// URI path for an icon in omni.ja

URI paths can be used to access internal resources in Firefox. For example, the URI: chrome://mozapps/skin/extensions/rating-won.png relates to the real physical folder … (read more)

URI paths can be used to access internal resources in Firefox.

For example, the URI: chrome://mozapps/skin/extensions/rating-won.png relates to the real physical folder path of: ... /omni.ja!/chrome/toolkit/skin/classic/mozapps/extensions/rating-won.png

What is the chrome:// URI for the this particular icon?: ... /omni.ja!/contentaccessible/html/folder.png

It is higher up the tree than the usual top-level items, and I can't figure out the correct chrome URI for it.

Asked by Quisquose 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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firefox takes 2 tries to redirect from programs

Using programs that want to open a browser page to login or download something in firefox takes two tries. First time opens firefox in home page. Go back and do it again … (read more)

Using programs that want to open a browser page to login or download something in firefox takes two tries. First time opens firefox in home page. Go back and do it again in program and it will open desired page. Ideas anybody as to whe first time doesn't work use to before.

Asked by BlueAngell 3 months ago

Answered by child_duckling 3 months ago

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What is the bottom window space called on the browser showing images loading and url connecting, mine vanished?

My browser lost the space at the bottom of the page below on the browser portion, it also had a resize capability and sometimes showed a lock for a secure site. How do I … (read more)

My browser lost the space at the bottom of the page below on the browser portion, it also had a resize capability and sometimes showed a lock for a secure site. How do I out it back t=so it functions as it did before the browser shot to full screen and I could not adjust it back because my display top third is grayed out & I am unable to access the browser when it is hiding beneath that gray area.

Asked by Char Jones 3 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 months ago

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windows taskbar

On Windows 10, I have Firefox pinned to the task bar. When I right click on it, it will show Pinned sites, and Frequent Site. How do I add to the Pinned Sites? or edit th… (read more)

On Windows 10, I have Firefox pinned to the task bar. When I right click on it, it will show Pinned sites, and Frequent Site.

How do I add to the Pinned Sites? or edit the sites that are pinned?

Asked by rc6 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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URL Bar now shows my top sites instead of personal history.

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.tops… (read more)

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites to false will make the url bar act like in the past, but i don't want to disable my top sites. When i open a new tab, i want the page to show my custom top sites and the url bar show suggestions based on my history.

Asked by Mike 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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mp4 video plays but with no sound (W7, f/f 64bit, v75.0)

A .mp4 video clip on the web will play through f/f but with no sound. A .mp3 audio clip plays ok. The laptop sound controls are not muted. The mp4 clip shows a bar at th… (read more)

A .mp4 video clip on the web will play through f/f but with no sound. A .mp3 audio clip plays ok. The laptop sound controls are not muted. The mp4 clip shows a bar at the bottom and on the right there's a symbol that looks like a speaker with a bar through it. There seems no way to change this. The mp4 clip will play perfectly in WMP and from the website on a Samsung phone.

Asked by Gra 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How can I remove a bare domain from the awesome bar but leave paths?

I have some sites that I visit specific pages on. For example, https://www.futilitycloset.com/category/technology/. When I start typing "fu", Firefox suggests first the b… (read more)

I have some sites that I visit specific pages on. For example, https://www.futilitycloset.com/category/technology/. When I start typing "fu", Firefox suggests first the base domain, futilitycloset.com, even though I never go to the main page. I've tried using shift+delete when the base domain is selected, but it's still there the next time I type "fu". Is this possible?

Asked by spartanhooah 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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How to disable Quick Find?

I need to disable the Quick Find hotkey or change it to something else. I use the forward slash on the keypad as a divide symbol for an in-browser calculator for my onli… (read more)

I need to disable the Quick Find hotkey or change it to something else. I use the forward slash on the keypad as a divide symbol for an in-browser calculator for my online math homework. However, every time I hit forward slash, it brings up the Quick Find search bar, which means I have to stop and use my mouse to click the divide button on the calculator. This is quite frustrating and slows me down immensely when completing my homework.

Asked by reneehebel 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago