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too little space for URL / addressbar - need vertical left/right add-on bar to place extension icons

While browsing, the URL is essential. I often need to drag / copy this URL to another application. Most of the time there simply is NO room at all to even grab the URL. … (read more)

While browsing, the URL is essential. I often need to drag / copy this URL to another application. Most of the time there simply is NO room at all to even grab the URL. So we need to enlarge the browser window in order to enlarge the toolbar.

Does any add on or extension exist that adds an additional left, right or bottom 'bar' where we can place extension icons / controls? So as to maximize room for the addressbar? With bigger and bigger monitors available it is just plain ridiculous to not be able to use this space.

Asked by ipanini 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

How to find the folder containing a bookmark

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari the… (read more)

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari there an optional column for folder and you can then right-click and get an option to open the folder.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

-louie

Asked by Louie S 5 months ago

Last reply by eberger5 2 weeks ago

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Can't contact one particular web site from an email link

2 months ago the email links to articles that I had been using for years stopped working. Error message says can't connect with the web site. This is a very popular web … (read more)

2 months ago the email links to articles that I had been using for years stopped working. Error message says can't connect with the web site. This is a very popular web site.

Asked by dennisedds 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Why break critical extensions?

Dear Mozilla: you have to realize that making the browser faster is worthless if you break extensions like TabMixPlus which provide critical *usability* features! Usabili… (read more)

Dear Mozilla: you have to realize that making the browser faster is worthless if you break extensions like TabMixPlus which provide critical *usability* features! Usability is always more important than performance. It's essentially a completely different browser without TabMixPlus. I might as well use Chrome. For example, I don't see how anyone can manage having tabs that scroll on one line. Instead of being excited about getting a performance boost, I'm now sad that I may one day have to give up how I've been interacting with a browser for 10+ years.

What you should have done is work with the developers of the most popular extensions to help them upgrade *before* releasing backwards-incompatible changes to Firefox. Or else roll in some of the critical features to Firefox itself.

I've downgraded to 56.0.2, we'll see how long I can keep that going.

Asked by gtrichar 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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In my trash I see Documents being saved by firefox these are empty

A couple of days ago I started seeing my trash full and when I open it to find the contents I find a lot of the following- Recovered Files - Documents Being Saved By Fire… (read more)

A couple of days ago I started seeing my trash full and when I open it to find the contents I find a lot of the following- Recovered Files - Documents Being Saved By Firefox. the documents are all empty but this keep's happening every time I close Firefox. Annoying. thanks for any help.

Asked by username4 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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"clear downloads" button doesnt work?

Pressing the "clear downloads button" does absolutely nothing. The list is now months long!! How do I clear this list? thnx Mac 10.14.1 /Firefox 63.0.1 (64-bit) … (read more)

Pressing the "clear downloads button" does absolutely nothing. The list is now months long!! How do I clear this list? thnx

Mac 10.14.1 /Firefox 63.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by patters 1 year ago

Last reply by Theo1352 1 year ago

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Video does not play on some sites

On some sites, the video controls flash intermittently while playing. On one in particular - theguardian.com/uk - embedded video content will not play. The sound will, bu… (read more)

On some sites, the video controls flash intermittently while playing. On one in particular - theguardian.com/uk - embedded video content will not play. The sound will, but the picture won't. I've done seemingly everything - disable hardware acceleration, messed about with tracking, blocking, permissions, extensions, plugins, reset that site, refreshed Firefox. Nothing works. I've been using Firefox happily for over a decade, but this is severely testing my faith and allegiance. I'm using a 2019 Mac, but Apple say it's not their problem. The protracted steps I had to take to even get to this page on this forum have seriously tested my patience. Please, Firefox - how can I fix this?

Asked by lucashare 9 months ago

Last reply by smihiran98 8 months ago

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When Safe Mode gets the job done but disabling all extensions does not

Hey! Weird problem: I could not login via google, facebook or similar accounts on websites that support it. So I tried disabling all extensions and restarted FF without a… (read more)

Hey! Weird problem:

I could not login via google, facebook or similar accounts on websites that support it. So I tried disabling all extensions and restarted FF without any luck. I then tried Safe Mode and it gets the job done but when I reset/refresh FF and get the extensions I wanted back it does not work again even if they are all disabled!

any insight on that? is there like a hidden extension that blocks it? I'm on the latest FF for Mac (el cap)! thanks, your input would be highly appreciated!

Asked by hexeric 4 years ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 3 years ago

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Web site not viewable

I noticed a simple non encrypted web site is not viewable. "http://www.flightofthephantom.com/what-is-an-imu" I tested using Safari and I was able to view the site on my … (read more)

I noticed a simple non encrypted web site is not viewable. "http://www.flightofthephantom.com/what-is-an-imu" I tested using Safari and I was able to view the site on my Mac OS.

I also performed a "refresh Firefox" option in firefox and disabled my add-on but it still doesn't view the site just a black screen appears. Any ideas?

Asked by Mace2 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why does my Firefox automatically send me to Yahoo for searches?

For about a week now, Firefox has automatically sent me to a Yahoo search engine, which regularly reports that it cannot find any links to the inquiry I have made. I swi… (read more)

For about a week now, Firefox has automatically sent me to a Yahoo search engine, which regularly reports that it cannot find any links to the inquiry I have made. I switch to Safari and it always finds multiple links to the same search. I do not want Yahoo, nor this problem. How do I prevent it?

Asked by gadams02 1 year ago

Last reply by Thulerose 12 months ago

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URL to Saved Logins Manager

The URL I used to use to get to password manager chrome://passwordmgrcontent/passwordManager.xul no longer works. Is there a similar URL that can be used in FF 66? (I kno… (read more)

The URL I used to use to get to password manager chrome://passwordmgrcontent/passwordManager.xul no longer works. Is there a similar URL that can be used in FF 66?

(I know that in later versions of FF there is a hamburger menu item for this)


A little bit more info:

Just tried it on FF69 Windows and it does work, but it does not work on FF66 Mac (which is where I need to use it). Not sure if it is the FF version or the OS

Asked by JackPollack 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Get error msg: A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.

Get the following msg. when I try to open Firefox: " Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." No other copy is… (read more)

Get the following msg. when I try to open Firefox: " Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." No other copy is installed or running.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== After I reloaded a new copy of OS X. Previous system folder was archived.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Rio50 8 years ago

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Firefox and Thunderbird creates CGLog files in /tmp on my Mac. It contains a lot of info related to keyboard and mouse (keys, scrolls, clicks!) I am concerned!

These files mostly contains following lines: Firefox and Thunderbird creates CGLog files in /tmp on my Mac. It contains a lot of info related to keyboard and mouse (keys,… (read more)

These files mostly contains following lines:

Firefox and Thunderbird creates CGLog files in /tmp on my Mac. It contains a lot of info related to keyboard and mouse (keys, scrolls, clicks!) I am concerned!

--- flushing event log at XXXX.XXXXXXXX --- 432138.5090574 (Firefox): CGSGetNextEventRecordInternal: XXXX.XXXXXX loc (-XXXX, XXXX) conn 0xXXXXX MouseMoved win 0xXXXX (click 1)

and the most scaring:

XXXX.XXXXX (Firefox): CGSGetNextEventRecordInternal: XXXX.XXXXX loc (xxx.xx, xxx.xx) conn 0xXXX KeyDown win 0x0 flags 0xa00100 set 252 char 63233; key 125 data -2303 special 0 repeat 0 keybd 44

Why it happens? Is it dangerous? How can I turn it off?

I saw that on the latest Firefox release for Mac and on Firefox ESR 31.2.0 for Mac I saw that on Thunderbird release for Mac 31.2.0

Asked by ssk1000 5 years ago

Last reply by dveditz 5 years ago

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After the v53 update, on Firefox on OS X, I can't display a local HTML file using file:/// regardless of the browser.tabs.remote.separateFileUriProcess setting.

Prior to the v53 update, I could display my local HTML pages without any problems. (I have NoScript set to allow local files.) After 53, I get a blank white display for … (read more)

Prior to the v53 update, I could display my local HTML pages without any problems. (I have NoScript set to allow local files.)

After 53, I get a blank white display for all local pages, images, etc.

I tried changing the browser.tabs.remote.separateFileUriProcess setting to "true" from the default "false," and restarted the browser. No display of HTML files.

I must say that the change noted in the "Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 53 | Mozilla Add-ons Blog" post regarding "Use a separate content process for file:// URLs. This slightly changes the behavior of _openURIInNewTab." isn't the slightest bit helpful.

Robin

Asked by robin416 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How can I get my tabs back on the bottom of the Address bar?

Just updated to Firefox 57 & the tabs are back on top... which I HATE!! I remember fixing this years back, but it seems like the fixes for this aren't working w/ the… (read more)

Just updated to Firefox 57 & the tabs are back on top... which I HATE!! I remember fixing this years back, but it seems like the fixes for this aren't working w/ the latest version yet. Please do something to give us this option back!

Asked by DemonMF777 2 years ago

Last reply by TheRReport 2 years ago

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search engine settings keep reverting

I keep changing the default search engine in my Firefox preferences to Google, but it keeps changing to Yahoo as the default search engine. I have checked the extension… (read more)

I keep changing the default search engine in my Firefox preferences to Google, but it keeps changing to Yahoo as the default search engine. I have checked the extensions and add-ons. There are none. What's going on and how do I fix it? (running on OS Mojave)

Asked by ms.elby 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Tab/tool bar for some websites is now empty

espn.com has bar at the top for showing the latest scores, and a tab bar below it for choosing specifics sports and some other things. Likewise, free.com has a tab bar at… (read more)

espn.com has bar at the top for showing the latest scores, and a tab bar below it for choosing specifics sports and some other things. Likewise, free.com has a tab bar at the top for choosing newspaper sections. They are now all empty (although the space is still present) when using Firefox. They display properly with Safari. This happened in the past few days. I think it happened when I upgraded to 66.0.3, although at that time I also played around with some settings try to fix a problem related to the upgrade (Firefox crashed during the upgrade and I lost my tabs as a result).

Asked by seejp 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why can't I save a web page as a text file?

Until yesterday I was able to save a web page as a text file. Now, it will only save a web page as an html file even though the Format selected is text file. I am curre… (read more)

Until yesterday I was able to save a web page as a text file. Now, it will only save a web page as an html file even though the Format selected is text file. I am currently using Firefox 50.0.

Asked by kokokiva 3 years ago

Last reply by baltohome 3 years ago

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can't save a password for a login

I go to my credit card web account, and I type in my login name and my password, and Firefox refuses to save it. I can save it with any other login -- "Would you like Fir… (read more)

I go to my credit card web account, and I type in my login name and my password, and Firefox refuses to save it. I can save it with any other login -- "Would you like Firefox to save this login for xxx.com?" In fact, my wife can save her login on her account with the same credit card website. That particular website is not listed as an "exception" in my security preferences (in fact, I have no exceptions listed). What's going on?

We're talking FF 58.0.2 on Mac OS 10.11.6.

Asked by danll 2 years ago

Last reply by arejfour 2 years ago