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Toggle default alignment of text for text only page from LTR to RTL (and vice-versa)

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On text only pages, Firefox displays text Left-to-Right (LTR) by default, even for plain text in which the language is read Right-to-Left (RTL). Firefox should either,

1) display content LTR or RTL on the basis of script (e.g., UTF-8 Hebrew text should be aligned RIGHT) 2) provide a user option to toggle which way all the text should be aligned on text only pages (perhaps, via the context menu)

Thank you

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Try to set bidi.browser.ui to true on the about:config page. This should give a "Switch Page Direction" item in the right-click context menu.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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Try to set bidi.browser.ui to true on the about:config page. This should give a "Switch Page Direction" item in the right-click context menu.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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Thank you! I believe this should be enabled by default (or at least have a checkbox in the settings).

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You're welcome.

This bidi setting is only enabled by default if you use a RTL Firefox locale like 'he' or 'ar'.

// Setting this pref to |true| forces Bidi UI menu items and keyboard shortcuts
// to be exposed, and enables the directional caret hook. By default, only
// expose it for bidi-associated system locales.

Modified by cor-el