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Using the native Mac spell checker in Firefox

Apple's built in spell checker on the Mac is unparalleled. Not only does it integrate with the native dictionary, it also automatically detects and switches languages as… (læs mere)

Apple's built in spell checker on the Mac is unparalleled. Not only does it integrate with the native dictionary, it also automatically detects and switches languages as you type. Right-clicking on an unfamiliar word brings up the "look up" option which fins the word in the dictionary. It's furthermore smart enough to detect misspelled words which are correct words in another language. I don't know how apple achieved this, it's remarkable.

Anyway, Firefox displaces this functionality on the mac with their own dictionary, which although good, is not as good as the native spell checking and dictionary.

Is there a way to enable the native dictionary for Firefox on the Mac?

Asked by fchickencs 5 dage siden

Last reply by cor-el 5 dage siden

Firefox Mac New Window Animation

Is there a way for the new window animation in Firefox for Mac to be disabled? Safari does not do this, but firefox has a... ~100ms animation for new windows that's extre… (læs mere)

Is there a way for the new window animation in Firefox for Mac to be disabled?

Safari does not do this, but firefox has a... ~100ms animation for new windows that's extremely frustrating for those of us who do not use tabs (Apple's Exposé/Mission Control obsoletes them).

I haven't found a configuration in about:config, although I've been able to disable a few others.

Asked by fchickencs for 1 måned siden

Last reply by cor-el 5 dage siden

How to: Auto-Hide URL

Greetings! If this is actually a thing, I would like to know how to make it happen. If it is not a thing, this a suggestion that would be amazing to implement into the we… (læs mere)

Greetings!

If this is actually a thing, I would like to know how to make it happen. If it is not a thing, this a suggestion that would be amazing to implement into the web-browser!

On my phone, when you scroll, it automatically hides the address bar and everything on it, to go 'full-screen'. I want this on my laptop. How can I make it, that when I scroll, or even just sit on a webpage for a moment, the URL bar will smoothly transition into being 'hidden'?

I want to be clear: I do NOT want to use the fullscreen, CTRL + F11 function, because then my Windows task bar is not accessible. Right now I have my taskbar hidden, which is fantastic because it gives my laptop screen a bigger feel. And if FireFox's URL could do the same... that would be beautiful.

Asked by MrNonAstute 2 uger siden

Last reply by cor-el 5 dage siden

How con I hide the video and mic controller when I in call

Every time I use Google Meet, Firefox show me a tiny orange controller over al my desktops in Fedora Linux. It is a bit annoying an distracting. Maybe could be great this… (læs mere)

Every time I use Google Meet, Firefox show me a tiny orange controller over al my desktops in Fedora Linux. It is a bit annoying an distracting. Maybe could be great this icons appear in the os panel in linux.

Asked by Hanu 1 uge siden

Last reply by cor-el 6 dage siden

Installed Firefox extensions to make recording on YouTube EZ , but now some songs blurr image

Please help me either with removing extensions on Firefox , I installed them to make recording songs more EZ, but now in YouTube on some songs the image is blurred … (læs mere)

Please help me either with removing extensions on Firefox , I installed them to make recording songs more EZ, but now in YouTube on some songs the image is blurred

Asked by Karla2u 6 dage siden

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 dage siden

bookmarks toolbar icons and tabs

I have been using FireFox from the beginning, and it is still my browser of choice. Nonetheless, I still see some ways in which the interface would be better. In the long… (læs mere)

I have been using FireFox from the beginning, and it is still my browser of choice. Nonetheless, I still see some ways in which the interface would be better. In the long past, I'd been able to put some XML/XUL CSS code in userchrome.css to make these better, at least for me. However, 5-10 years ago, changes in FireFox broke these changes. For the past 5-10 years, I would occasionally get some time to tweak my userchrome.css with information find on this forum or elsewhere online. But every time I found some code snippets, FireFox had changed enough that they didn't work anymore. This is concerning in that the structure and codebase is changing relatively frequently and it's hard to find out how this affects these code snippets.

The two userchrome tweaks i would really like are (a) showing only icons on the bookmarks toolbar, and (b) having the tabs right next to the main window.

Full disclosure: I am not an IT professional, but I started off coding in machine code and only then was allowed to code in A86 assembler. I have had a long interest in user interaction design. I'm a physician and medical school professor, so my interest is primarily in medical software. But I've helped organize some international symposia on the usability of medical software at which I have also lectured, have a blog devoted to the subject, and I was awarded the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award by the Informatics Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

So, now for an observation. I have a file cabinet drawer filled with paper records that I need to keep in paper form (as opposed to my usual scanning to PDF. These papers are sorted into file folders. I do not cut the tabs off of all of my folders and put them in a pile somewhere else. Which is why I want my tabs to visually connect to the content in each "folder" by being next to them.

And as far as the Bookmarks Toolbar: I realize the importance of positional memory. I want to have my most important bookmarks on the screen – lots of them – where I can click on them easily. Easily in this case means not having to read text, but being able to automatically move my mouse cursor to about the right place and then refine my click by recognizing the graphic icon for that website.

The best solution would be for the fireFox coders to think about these things, come around to my way of thinking (which OBVIOUSLY has to be right), and make changes in the codebase to make observe these UX principles, and make the appropriate changes in the user interface. Or at least make them options in the user interface. Or at the very least, post in an obvious place changes to the underlying structure that kills userchrome coding (with suggestions how to change the code to work in the new architecture) so that those who are not immersed in the innards of FireFox like me have a fighting chance to improve the interface, at least for a few of us.

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Asked by kconovermd 6 dage siden

Last reply by cor-el 6 dage siden

How can I disable image "enhancment" in Firefox?

I want to know how to disable the image "enhancement" in Firefox. Firefox is rending colours with unrealistic saturation. I recall there being an option to turn it on and… (læs mere)

I want to know how to disable the image "enhancement" in Firefox. Firefox is rending colours with unrealistic saturation. I recall there being an option to turn it on and off in the config, but I can't find it any more. I've attached a screenshot showing Firefox rendering on the left and MS Edge on the right. MS Edge has image "enhancement" turned off. The most obvious area is the terribly over saturated red pin on the map in the Google search results, but the adjacent picture also shows greater saturation in Firefox. (You may need to scroll horizontally to view the full width of the screenshot.)

Can anyone help me to find the setting?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by David MK 1 uge siden

Last reply by cor-el 6 dage siden

Bitwarden Firefox extension

Hello! I have been using Bitwarden extension on MAC since I set it up more than a year ago. Bitwarden is installed on Raspberry Pi server and uses self-signed certificate… (læs mere)

Hello! I have been using Bitwarden extension on MAC since I set it up more than a year ago. Bitwarden is installed on Raspberry Pi server and uses self-signed certificate. The other day I logged off and currently I am not able to login with the same username and master password. I tried many ways to get to my vault but get message saying my username or password is not correct. In the same time I can get access to my Bitwarden data over web interface with the same credentials. Regards, Alex

Asked by alio.canter 1 uge siden

Last reply by eborieli 1 uge siden

Tabs bar BELOW bookmarks bar

Hello, Yes, indeed, another occurrence of this everlasting request. I don't want to see the word 'userchrome.css' or 'addon' at all in any of the answers that might be pr… (læs mere)

Hello,

Yes, indeed, another occurrence of this everlasting request.

I don't want to see the word 'userchrome.css' or 'addon' at all in any of the answers that might be provided.

The question is: when will it be finally possible to have an option in the settings so the user can choose to have the tabs bar BELOW the bookmarks bar. After so many years and so many requests from so many people, how is it possible we have never been heard ?

How to officially raise a complaint / request to the teams taking this kind of decisions ?

Thank you.

Asked by The Naja 1 uge siden

Last reply by cor-el 1 uge siden

I want a "Calendar"to be visible in Firefox.

I downloaded extension; it says enabled yet I cannot access it. Here is my goal: a readily accessible calendar without it being aprt of Google. Is such available? … (læs mere)

I downloaded extension; it says enabled yet I cannot access it. Here is my goal: a readily accessible calendar without it being aprt of Google. Is such available?

Asked by Ronin 1 uge siden

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 uge siden

adblocker

out of nowhere, i can no longer freely browse. I keep getting the message shown below. I do NOT have any add on adblocker. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox b… (læs mere)

out of nowhere, i can no longer freely browse. I keep getting the message shown below. I do NOT have any add on adblocker. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox browser. Did not help. How do I get rid of this problem so I can use this browser?

Asked by 16bluerose16 1 uge siden

Last reply by cor-el 1 uge siden

Can't use installed extensios that got minimized into the pop up menu for "overflowing" visible extensions

Hi, https://imgur.com/a/tRWmIUf Here is the problem. The extensions that are visible in the top bar work as planned,but the ones that got minimized into a small menu are… (læs mere)

Hi,

https://imgur.com/a/tRWmIUf

Here is the problem. The extensions that are visible in the top bar work as planned,but the ones that got minimized into a small menu are greyed out and dont respnt to selecting. I cant place them into visible part.

When i set shortcuts for them they work, but all the new ones end up in that manu and are unavailable.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance,

Marko

Asked by marko.gucunski 1 uge siden

Last reply by Dropa 1 uge siden

No adblocker in add on or on the top of firefox, but I get alert on some of the web pages

Hi, I explained in the query itself. I do not have any add on or downloaded any ad blocker software. But genuine sites are not allowed to for eg. to access a speed test w… (læs mere)

Hi, I explained in the query itself. I do not have any add on or downloaded any ad blocker software. But genuine sites are not allowed to for eg. to access a speed test website keralatelecom.info. I get this alert

Asked by jrj 2 uger siden

Last reply by cor-el 1 uge siden

My extension icons disappeared from the address bar. How do I get them back?

I reset the Windows OS on my PC. When I reinstalled Firefox and synced it, the extensions automatically returned but their icons were missing from the address bar. Wor… (læs mere)

I reset the Windows OS on my PC. When I reinstalled Firefox and synced it, the extensions automatically returned but their icons were missing from the address bar.

Worse they only work if I click the extension drop-down and specifically the extension. They used to be aware of the website and automatically do their thing. E.g. the NordPass symbol previously appeared next to passwords and I could click to have the password automatically filled in. Now I have to select the NordPass extension and copy the items one by one into the form. Ditto for Grammerly

And still worse the setting was synced to my laptop.

Asked by Rick Tonsing 1 uge siden

Last reply by Dropa 1 uge siden

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firefox html overriding adobe pdf files

Without my doing anything, firefox has decided to download pdf files in its own html. I have changed the default to adobe rather than ask. When I open the downloaded fi… (læs mere)

Without my doing anything, firefox has decided to download pdf files in its own html. I have changed the default to adobe rather than ask. When I open the downloaded file in adobe it comes down as an adobe file, I tell it to save as an adobe pdf, but it appears in file manager and then opens in firefox html. Worse, it, whatever it is, has gone into file manager and changed adobe pdf files, some of which have been sitting on my hard drive for some years, into firefox html files. How do I rectify this please?

Asked by jane81295 for 6 måneder siden

Last reply by crl4242 1 uge siden

Issues with extension when "Always use private browsing mode" is activated

This is what my environment looks like: I am using Firefox (version 109.0) on Ubuntu (version 22.04.1). I installed the 1password extension for Firefox (version 2.5.1). I… (læs mere)

This is what my environment looks like: I am using Firefox (version 109.0) on Ubuntu (version 22.04.1). I installed the 1password extension for Firefox (version 2.5.1). I have allowed the 1Password extension to "Run in Private Windows" (from the Firefox Add-ons Manager).

Description of my issue: In Firefox, there is a Privacy&Security setting that allows you to "Always use private browsing mode". When this setting is enabled, the 1Password extension does not work at all (even if I allowed it to run in private windows). That is, every time I click on the 1Password icon in my browser, an empty browser tab shows up, and nothing more. Instead, if I disable that setting, the extension works correctly.

Asked by riccardobucco 1 uge siden

Last reply by James 1 uge siden

How do I change the black colour of Firefox and add-ons' menus, dropdowns to white?

Using online recommendations I was able to force the general theme to white, however individual segments of the FF UI still retain black (see the images). I want to white… (læs mere)

Using online recommendations I was able to force the general theme to white, however individual segments of the FF UI still retain black (see the images). I want to whiten them too. I saw a heap of color related settings in about:config. I set one of them, layout.css.prefers-color-scheme.content-override, to 1 but that had no effect on the appearance of the said elements.

Asked by scrutinizer1 1 uge siden

Last reply by cor-el 1 uge siden