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How can I remove bundled search engines (Amazon, Bing, etc.) for good?

Hello, I still have Amazon, Bing, Chambers & co. in my extension list in about:support, even though i have disabled all of them in about:preferences#search. How can I… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello, I still have Amazon, Bing, Chambers & co. in my extension list in about:support, even though i have disabled all of them in about:preferences#search. How can I purge them for good?

Firefox 71.0 on Fedora 31.

Gefragt von Fulan vor 5 Monaten

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The star icon menu is clunky

I switched to Firefox a couple of years ago when Quantum came out. I'm satisfied with it but the main reason I keep using it is grounded on ethics rather than usability (… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I switched to Firefox a couple of years ago when Quantum came out. I'm satisfied with it but the main reason I keep using it is grounded on ethics rather than usability (which is fine for me but won't win the stone hearts of more cynical users :-) ). I had this sort of superficial opinion: "Chrome is better, but I don't want to use it." Today I wanted to give Chromium another try. I thought about what it is that makes it better and figured out it almost completely boils down to the star icon functionality: I'm a heavy bookmarks user and Firefox makes me slow, compared to Chrome.

First, it doesn't use the latest location in which I saved a bookmark as a default (this was also requested, not by me, on http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&p=14770920). I often add a row of pages to a single bookmarks folder, but rather than selecting the tabs and adding all of them at once by dragging and dropping as Firefox allows, I prefer to check them on by one: add one, close it, take a look at the one that follows, either close it right away or add it, and so on. In Chrome it's done with a couple of shortcuts in quick succession, in Firefox its much clunkier because one needs to set the directory every time.

Then a really annoying and sort of antiquated-feeling characteristic of Firefox's star icon menu and bookmarks sidebar is that type-ahead motion in it (when I type the first letters of the name I want to move to) breaks on spaces. This kind of motion is the only one that is practical once one has a few hundred directories, but if I have a list of directories like ... "The Rolling Stones", "The Who"... I can only match up to "The" then I'm on my own.

These flaws slow down the menial job of adding bookmarks a lot. Other things that could bring an improvement in my opinion would be an "Open in folder" context menu item for bookmarks search results, and the possibility to restrict searches to defined folders. I think what I've described should be done natively and not by extensions.

Keep up the good work and thanks for what you do.

Andrea

Gefragt von Fulan vor 10 Monaten

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After upgrade to firefox 71 I can only open links from some applications

I'm on Fedora 31. Firefox was recently upgraded to 71.0 and I find a weird pattern in trying to open links from applications - possibly related to Slack: If firefox was i… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I'm on Fedora 31. Firefox was recently upgraded to 71.0 and I find a weird pattern in trying to open links from applications - possibly related to Slack:

If firefox was initially opened following a link from Slack, I can open other links from Slack, but trying to follow links from other applications (IBM Lotus Notes, or running "firefox URL" from a terminal window) fails with a "Firefox is already running" message.

If I open firefox from the desktop applications menu, the reverse happens. I can open links from Notes and a terminal, but following links from Slack fails.

I tried reinstalling firefox and slack with no success. Today I tried going back to an earlier version - firefox-70.0.1-4.fc30.x86_64.rpm - and everything seems to be okay.

It seems like something changed in firefox 71 that doesn't play well with Slack.

Gefragt von jmcmeek vor 5 Monaten

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Firefox X11 issues. I am posting for my retired mom who needs to use Flash/Shockwave. Firefox 70 (x11) on Fedora 31 works very poorly.

My retired mother has a need to use Flash/Shockwave. I have installed the Firefox 70 x11 package. When I try to use it, it generates hundreds of errors messages. I rea… (Lesen Sie mehr)

My retired mother has a need to use Flash/Shockwave. I have installed the Firefox 70 x11 package. When I try to use it, it generates hundreds of errors messages. I realize that Fedora 31 has not been out very long, but this is a fresh install and no tweaking. Browser does come up, but freezes quite often, and even simple things like switching between tabs don't work sometimes. I can't even tell if Flash/Shockwave even works at this point.

Help would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

John

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Gefragt von carol.heiden1 vor 6 Monaten

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