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"Restore previous session" box in Options is grayed out

I would like to set my browser to restore my previous session when I restart my computer, but in Options, the box next to "Restore Previous Session" is grayed out so I ca… (read more)

I would like to set my browser to restore my previous session when I restart my computer, but in Options, the box next to "Restore Previous Session" is grayed out so I can't check it. Thoughts?

Asked by BCB27 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (read more)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 3 months ago

Answered by elched 3 months ago

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Automatic Translation of webpages

FoxLingo seems to answer my problem of getting automatic page translation but it does not seem available. I have tried both ImTanslator and Page Translator Revised. They … (read more)

FoxLingo seems to answer my problem of getting automatic page translation but it does not seem available. I have tried both ImTanslator and Page Translator Revised. They both corrupt the page they translate and page links fail.

Is their an Automatic Translator of webpages that works as well as Google?

Asked by DavesFireFox 1 month ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 1 month ago

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How to change what Firefox does when you click on an entry in the Downloads selection?

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine. Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a sele… (read more)

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine.

Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a selection with all downloaded files opens. How do I specify/change the application used to open the file if I select it there?

Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by scholz 1 week ago

Answered by scholz 4 days ago

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How do I stop firefox from ever going to full screen?

Quite often I accidentally double click on a video or a picture and Firefox decides it means I want to go to full screen. In my case it never does. I have never wanted to… (read more)

Quite often I accidentally double click on a video or a picture and Firefox decides it means I want to go to full screen. In my case it never does. I have never wanted to use full screen for anything in a browser and yet several times a month it decides by itself to go full screen. There is after all a reason I am using a computer and not a tablet(multiple windows).

So how do I stop Firefox from ever going to full screen mode regardless of what happens in Windows?

I have tried doing searches both on search engines, extensions and Firefox help site but all results seem to just point at the opposite solutions of always being full screen.

Asked by Luvirini 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Setting Firefox as the default browser -- Firefox is not listed as an option

I would like to set Firefox as our default browser and I have read and followed the instructions to do so but while other browsers are listed as possibilities Firefox doe… (read more)

I would like to set Firefox as our default browser and I have read and followed the instructions to do so but while other browsers are listed as possibilities Firefox does not show up on the list. How can I get Firefox on "the list"?  :-)

Asked by sunsetview92 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Right-click menu "Open Link in New Window" option is missing

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window" I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option … (read more)

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window"

I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option in the past, but I just installed Firefox on a new computer and can't find the option.

I'm aware that there are other methods of doing that (middle click), but that's not ideal as I'm really used to using the right-click menu.

Asked by ned30000 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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I can't use media controls on Firefox Desktop

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling F… (read more)

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling Firefox entirely and reinstalling it and there is no progress. This play/pause bind works in Chrome and Brave but not on Firefox.

Asked by onyx 5 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 days ago

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how to delete default search options in search window

Firefox is my default browser and DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. Recently something got added (not by me, or at least not on purpose) and I'd like to get rid of … (read more)

Firefox is my default browser and DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. Recently something got added (not by me, or at least not on purpose) and I'd like to get rid of it. When I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices are:

How can I prevent these choices from appearing? Note: they disappear as soon as I start typing in the address bar, but I'm bothered by this unwanted clutter on my screen even if only temporary. Also, these are not in my bookmarks or my search history, nor are they on the list of checked search engines in my preference settings. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Followup - how to delete default search options in search window

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the p… (read more)

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the problem more clearly. Problem: when I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices include options that are NOT resolved by going to Settings, Options, Search and unchecking a search engine choice. As mentioned before, these also are not in my bookmarks or my search history, or in Extensions, so I'm stumped as to where to go to get rid of them.

Please see screenshots, attached. One screen shot is of my choices in Settings, Options, Search. In this shot, the only search engine I've chosen is DuckDuckGo. The other screen shot is of the drop down choices that appear in my search bar. Please notice that the drop down choices include, for example, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. None of these sites appear under Settings, Options, Search. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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My default browser and home page change

I have no add-on. When I set my default browser to be bing, sometime later is back to yahoo. Also my home, when I set it, it changes back to default. Both of these hap… (read more)

I have no add-on. When I set my default browser to be bing, sometime later is back to yahoo. Also my home, when I set it, it changes back to default. Both of these happen at the same time. I have changed them 100+ times. This just started about 6 months ago. I have used Firefox for years.

Asked by Rusty-joe 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Firefox browser in two languages

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't k… (read more)

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't know how to fix it. Any idea how to fix it and for it all to be in English? I added some screenshots if it'll help.

Asked by Metapala 4 days ago

Answered by Metapala 4 days ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Mozilla language does not change

Hello, I have the language settings of Mozilla in English but on the menu and on the pop up windows the language is in Polish. The menu appears also with some functions i… (read more)

Hello,

I have the language settings of Mozilla in English but on the menu and on the pop up windows the language is in Polish. The menu appears also with some functions in Polish and some in English. I would like to remove completely the Polish language as an option but it not removable. Pictures attached.

Can someone help with how to solve this issue? Many thanks in advance!

Giorgos

Asked by giorgos.moutaftsis 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

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ask to save or open window

Hi, I have selected to always download a file rather than having the option to open it - stupied. I need to revert this so I can view files if I like or have the option … (read more)

Hi, I have selected to always download a file rather than having the option to open it - stupied. I need to revert this so I can view files if I like or have the option to download. thanks for your help

Asked by neil30 6 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 6 hours ago

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How do I turn off automatic searching when text is pasted accidentally onto main browser window (not the location bar) ?

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside o… (read more)

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside of the box. This causes Firefox to perform an undesired search based on my text.

Can this be turned off?

Asked by Jeff_Landry 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firebug icon does not appear in Firefox 16, how to launch Firebug?

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon.… (read more)

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon. After restarting Firefox, the icon is gone. I don't know how to start Firebug other than by clicking the icon. Please explain to me: how to get the Firebug icon after restarting Firefox, or, alternatively, how to start Firebug without icon.

Asked by Paul.Wormer 7 years ago

Answered by Paul.Wormer 7 years ago

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How to save my speed dial settings when I need to restore my computer, I lose all my speed dial settings pages?

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE… (read more)

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE TOTAL REINSTALL EVER PAGE AGAIN ? HERE IS WHAT i THOUGHT WOULD SAVE MY SETTINGS BUT IT DOESN'T WORK ON MY NEW WINDOWS 8 INSTALL ON MY OLD COMPUTER.

chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul

PLEASE HELP STEVEN

Asked by ACEEAGLE 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Shortcut for the "Go to some site" function

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut… (read more)

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut to press it quickly, type and go to new webpage?

Asked by fyiamcat 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago