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what is firefox screenshot and why did it suddenly appear on my toolbar? how do I get rid of it?

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an icon just appeared on the toolbar called "firefox screenshot" - I don't want it, won't use it and don't know why it's there or how it got there. How to get rid of it? I right clicked and removed it from the toolbar. Is it gone for good or do I have to worry about it showing up again? why did it suddenly appear and what is it? I have windows 7 pro on a 64-bit laptop.

an icon just appeared on the toolbar called "firefox screenshot" - I don't want it, won't use it and don't know why it's there or how it got there. How to get rid of it? I right clicked and removed it from the toolbar. Is it gone for good or do I have to worry about it showing up again? why did it suddenly appear and what is it? I have windows 7 pro on a 64-bit laptop.

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Hi   !

Would you plase take a look at this article : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-screenshots

You can disable it (if that's what you want) :

Type in the address bar about:config (press Enter) (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar extensions.screenshot and look for the preference : extensions.screenshot.system-disabled and set its value to true

If there's a preference extensions.screenshots.disabled you can set that value to true as well.

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smorele
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Do you have a nighly version ? There was a proposition to add a module called "Easy screenshot" maybe we are talking about the same. In all cases, you can disable this functionnality as you did or by managing your modules in the appropriate section. Help page about disabling or removing add ons on Firefox

Do you have a nighly version ? There was a proposition to add a module called "Easy screenshot" maybe we are talking about the same. In all cases, you can disable this functionnality as you did or by managing your modules in the appropriate section. [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons Help page about disabling or removing add ons on Firefox]
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Hi   !

Would you plase take a look at this article : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-screenshots

You can disable it (if that's what you want) :

Type in the address bar about:config (press Enter) (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar extensions.screenshot and look for the preference : extensions.screenshot.system-disabled and set its value to true

If there's a preference extensions.screenshots.disabled you can set that value to true as well.

Hi   ! Would you plase take a look at this article : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-screenshots You can disable it (if that's what you want) : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' (press Enter) (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar '''extensions.screenshot''' and look for the preference : '''extensions.screenshot.system-disabled''' and set its value to '''true''' If there's a preference '''extensions.screenshots.disabled''' you can set that value to '''true''' as well.

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hoggys2much 0 solutions 37 answers

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@bernieb1

Thank you for your excellent topic. Thanks to it I too have been able to get rid of Firefox's latest forced on you utter crap of the first order. I also got rid of their other garbage in WebIDE, pockets and reader view.

I take it the creators (I wish I could insult them) of this latest utterly craptastic feature have never heard of Snipping Tool which has only been around for years and which only comes already installed in every Windows PC out there.

I thought I would give it a go this morning and the craptastic piece of garbage not only crashed about 10 times it also crashed Firefox.

Just what is Mozilla's obsession with crap features and forcing that crap onto us?

Once again thank you for your topic. Nice to see a fellow hater of Mozillas latest garbage.

@bernieb1 Thank you for your excellent topic. Thanks to it I too have been able to get rid of Firefox's latest forced on you utter crap of the first order. I also got rid of their other garbage in WebIDE, pockets and reader view. I take it the creators (I wish I could insult them) of this latest utterly craptastic feature have never heard of Snipping Tool which has only been around for years and which only comes already installed in every Windows PC out there. I thought I would give it a go this morning and the craptastic piece of garbage not only crashed about 10 times it also crashed Firefox. Just what is Mozilla's obsession with crap features and forcing that crap onto us? Once again thank you for your topic. Nice to see a fellow hater of Mozillas latest garbage.
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cor-el
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External tools like snipping can only take a screenshot that shows the content of the current Firefox window. The Firefox screenshot extension can take a full screen screenshot (including not visible content) and also allows to create a selection with the mouse to only make a screenshot of the selected area. That makes it possible to save the current page as an image Click the Download button to save the screenshot to the default download directory as set in Options/Preferences (Save save the image to internet, so do not click this button).

External tools like snipping can only take a screenshot that shows the content of the current Firefox window. The Firefox screenshot extension can take a full screen screenshot (including not visible content) and also allows to create a selection with the mouse to only make a screenshot of the selected area. That makes it possible to save the current page as an image Click the Download button to save the screenshot to the default download directory as set in Options/Preferences (Save save the image to internet, so do not click this button).
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hoggys2much 0 solutions 37 answers

@Core-el

Thank you for the laugh.

I take it by your insane ramblings that you haven't used snipping tool since Windows Vista right?

Here have this:

https://imgur.com/0608Mo3

That pic of your Icon was taken by snipping tool, uploaded to my hard drive and then uploaded to imgur.

SO this Firefox Screenshot can take screenshots of the hidden part of the page. BIG FAT HAIRY DEAL! Ohh so it has got one little thing over a 15 year old programme in Snipping tool.

Like I said just more forced on you, unwanted crap from from Firefox. I am not surprised that Chrome is in the lead when Firefox is hell bent in constantly shoving crap down our throats. I am so grateful to sites that tell us how to turn these crap off.

Thanks to those sites I have turned off Screenshots, that ridiculous Pockets (which was panned by everyone on this site that told us how to turn it off and everyone was saying it was the worst one FX could of picked), Reader View and this WebIDE whatever that was.

If Chrome had the search engine bar and a couple of the add-ons that I like for FX I would be tempted to go to Chrome as I am getting sick to the back teeth of all the crap FX is forcing on us.

cor-el you really are one of the worst mods I have ever seen on any site. I see that you are either getting paid by FX or just love being given all this crap by FX. How the hells can you defend this latest garbage from them? Firefox gets worse with every update.

@Core-el Thank you for the laugh. I take it by your insane ramblings that you haven't used snipping tool since Windows Vista right? Here have this: [https://imgur.com/0608Mo3] That pic of your Icon was taken by snipping tool, uploaded to my hard drive and then uploaded to imgur. SO this Firefox Screenshot can take screenshots of the hidden part of the page. BIG FAT HAIRY DEAL! Ohh so it has got one little thing over a 15 year old programme in Snipping tool. Like I said just more forced on you, unwanted crap from from Firefox. I am not surprised that Chrome is in the lead when Firefox is hell bent in constantly shoving crap down our throats. I am so grateful to sites that tell us how to turn these crap off. Thanks to those sites I have turned off Screenshots, that ridiculous Pockets (which was panned by everyone on this site that told us how to turn it off and everyone was saying it was the worst one FX could of picked), Reader View and this WebIDE whatever that was. If Chrome had the search engine bar and a couple of the add-ons that I like for FX I would be tempted to go to Chrome as I am getting sick to the back teeth of all the crap FX is forcing on us. cor-el you really are one of the worst mods I have ever seen on any site. I see that you are either getting paid by FX or just love being given all this crap by FX. How the hells can you defend this latest garbage from them? Firefox gets worse with every update.
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cor-el
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Note that you can still take a full screen screenshot even with the extension removed because Firefox has a screenshot button as part of the Web Developer toolbox and also a screenshot command in the Web Developer Toolbar since 2012.

Note that you can still take a full screen screenshot even with the extension removed because Firefox has a screenshot button as part of the Web Developer toolbox and also a screenshot command in the Web Developer Toolbar since 2012. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Tools/Taking_screenshots *https://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/02/take-screenshots-straight-from-firefoxs-developer-toolbar/
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hoggys2much 0 solutions 37 answers

Here cor-el

Have these:

My Windows 7 bar:

https://imgur.com/5BosonT

My Firefox:

https://imgur.com/ilZ89hO

My desktop:

https://imgur.com/tlpJE8z

All done with Snipping tool. Lets see your shit Firefox feature do that!

Like I said more shit from Firefox.

The only decent thing they have ever added was the mute tab button.

Here cor-el Have these: My Windows 7 bar: [https://imgur.com/5BosonT] My Firefox: [https://imgur.com/ilZ89hO] My desktop: [https://imgur.com/tlpJE8z] All done with Snipping tool. Lets see your shit Firefox feature do that! Like I said more shit from Firefox. The only decent thing they have ever added was the mute tab button.
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cor-el said

Note that you can still take a full screen screenshot even with the extension removed because Firefox has a screenshot button as part of the Web Developer toolbox and also a screenshot command in the Web Developer Toolbar since 2012.

Ohh lookie here totally ignored my post just to post more utter garbage.

I Do not give a flying fuck about those shit pathetic links.

I see you really are just licking Firefox's asshole and love all this shit they are giving us. Like I said can this pathetic screenshot do what snipping tool can do? NO!

I am not surprised that more people are going to Chrome, Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer 11, Opera or Safari as like me they are getting sick and tired of FX being a RAM hog and all the crap they are shoving down our throats.

''cor-el [[#answer-1009302|said]]'' <blockquote> Note that you can still take a full screen screenshot even with the extension removed because Firefox has a screenshot button as part of the Web Developer toolbox and also a screenshot command in the Web Developer Toolbar since 2012. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Tools/Taking_screenshots *https://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/02/take-screenshots-straight-from-firefoxs-developer-toolbar/ </blockquote> Ohh lookie here totally ignored my post just to post more utter garbage. I Do not give a flying fuck about those shit pathetic links. I see you really are just licking Firefox's asshole and love all this shit they are giving us. Like I said can this pathetic screenshot do what snipping tool can do? NO! I am not surprised that more people are going to Chrome, Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer 11, Opera or Safari as like me they are getting sick and tired of FX being a RAM hog and all the crap they are shoving down our throats.

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cor-el
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I'm sure that you are aware that this Firefox screenshot feature is only meant to take a screenshot of website content :wink:

For all other things (Firefox user interface and parts of Windows) you need a Windows application to take the screenshot.

I agree with you that the builtin extension stores this data on an internet server. This uses a special ID stored in a pref (extensions.webextensions.uuids). This pref doesn't survive a reset and if you use this feature to store screenshot online then best would be to make a backup.

Lets end this discussion now you and other who read this thread know about its existence and how it works. What I wrote is meant for others as well (this is a public forum).

I'm sure that you are aware that this Firefox screenshot feature is only meant to take a screenshot of website content :wink: For all other things (Firefox user interface and parts of Windows) you need a Windows application to take the screenshot. I agree with you that the builtin extension stores this data on an internet server. This uses a special ID stored in a pref (extensions.webextensions.uuids). This pref doesn't survive a reset and if you use this feature to store screenshot online then best would be to make a backup. Lets end this discussion now you and other who read this thread know about its existence and how it works. What I wrote is meant for others as well (this is a public forum).
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hoggys2much 0 solutions 37 answers

@cor-el

Have you seen this:

https://imgur.com/RgZhmLB

Yet again another way showing just how superior Snipping Tool is.

How can you constantly defend all this forced on you shit from Firefox that they don't allow you to delete easily and the only way in doing so is by going into about:config.

Enjoy having your data collected by Firefox and your privacy violated by this latest piece of fucking crap. I'll stick to the safe private snipping tool.

@cor-el Have you seen this: [https://imgur.com/RgZhmLB] Yet again another way showing just how superior Snipping Tool is. How can you constantly defend all this forced on you shit from Firefox that they don't allow you to delete easily and the only way in doing so is by going into about:config. Enjoy having your data collected by Firefox and your privacy violated by this latest piece of fucking crap. I'll stick to the safe private snipping tool.

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thomn8r 0 solutions 4 answers

Why does the browser need screenshot functionality? Just about every OS that FF runs on already has this functionality, and implemented better.

Instead of adding useless features *cough*pocket*cough why not try to salvage what marketshare you have left by slimming down the memory footprint?

Why does the browser need screenshot functionality? Just about every OS that FF runs on already has this functionality, and implemented better. Instead of adding useless features *cough*pocket*cough why not try to salvage what marketshare you have left by slimming down the memory footprint?
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thomn8r said

Why does the browser need screenshot functionality? Just about every OS that FF runs on already has this functionality, and implemented better. Instead of adding useless features *cough*pocket*cough why not try to salvage what marketshare you have left by slimming down the memory footprint?

Fantastic comment! I love it. Nice to see someone else hate that freaking useless garbage in Screen Shots.

I have turned off those mega crap Sceen Shots, Reader View, Pockets and WebIDE (whatever the hell that was).

It is like the guy that came up with the freaking completely useless Screen Shots had never heard of Snipping Tool which has only been intergrated in to EVERY Windows PC since Vista.

Mozilla just has this thing about forcingt their crap on to everyone without anyway of turning it off easily. I mean third-party add-ons you can pick and choose from but not Firefox. They have a take it, like it and lump it attitude.

I am not surprised that Chrome, Internet Explorer 11/Microsoft Edge (and maybe soon Opera) are beating Firefox as it is clear that everyone is getting sick and tired of Fx being a RAM and memory hog and all the crap they are adding to it.

''thomn8r [[#answer-1017922|said]]'' <blockquote> Why does the browser need screenshot functionality? Just about every OS that FF runs on already has this functionality, and implemented better. Instead of adding useless features *cough*pocket*cough why not try to salvage what marketshare you have left by slimming down the memory footprint? </blockquote> Fantastic comment! I love it. Nice to see someone else hate that freaking useless garbage in Screen Shots. I have turned off those mega crap Sceen Shots, Reader View, Pockets and WebIDE (whatever the hell that was). It is like the guy that came up with the freaking completely useless Screen Shots had never heard of Snipping Tool which has only been intergrated in to EVERY Windows PC since Vista. Mozilla just has this thing about forcingt their crap on to everyone without anyway of turning it off easily. I mean third-party add-ons you can pick and choose from but not Firefox. They have a take it, like it and lump it attitude. I am not surprised that Chrome, Internet Explorer 11/Microsoft Edge (and maybe soon Opera) are beating Firefox as it is clear that everyone is getting sick and tired of Fx being a RAM and memory hog and all the crap they are adding to it.
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