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Hello, Windows. Firefox latest. Open a page OK Top left is left arrow Under it is the tabs bar OK Under it are 3 black horizontal lines and when I left mouse button click them they slide the screen accross nicely to the left and put a grey circle (filled) behind the 3 lines. GREAT I like the wide screen and I dont like all the rubbish down the left. My Question is HOW can I save this setup configuration. I have spent tens of hours and no joy. It always reverts back to dross down the left side of the screen as soon as I close the page or open another. Thanks from Nigel. If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines! Please do you know how to lose the decending: Home Trending subscriptions Library

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Hello, Windows. Firefox latest. Open a page OK Top left is left arrow Under it is the tabs bar OK Under it are 3 black horizontal lines and when I left mouse button click them they slide the screen accross nicely to the left and put a grey circle (filled) behind the 3 lines. GREAT I like the wide screen and I dont like all the rubbish down the left. My Question is HOW can I save this setup configuration. I have spent tens of hours and no joy. It always reverts back to dross down the left side of the screen as soon as I close the page or open another. Thanks from Nigel. If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines! Please do you know how to lose the decending: Home Trending subscriptions Library Thanks

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If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines!

Okay, if I understand correctly, you want to automatically close the YouTube left sidebar when loading the page, but still make it possible to open it manually (i.e., do not permanently hide it).

It is possible to run a little script to close the menu after the page loads, which is the closest thing i found when looking at this 6 weeks ago.

if (document.querySelector('app-drawer#guide').hasAttribute('opened')){ document.querySelector('#guide-button').click(); }

To execute that script against the page automatically instead of by hand, you would need either an extension (the most common type of add-on) or a user script; a user script requires a scripting host extension such as Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey.

So this would take a little time and perhaps assistance to set up. I'm going to post a link to this thread on a question where someone is looking for an extension to create. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bmdolp/extensions/

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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; Uninstall Flash Player | Windows {web link} Uninstall Flash Player | Mac {web link}

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version 32.0.0171

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

'''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows] {web link} [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac] {web link} '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player '''Version 32.0.0171 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
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professorasks said

Top left is left arrow
Under it is the tabs bar OK
Under it are 3 black horizontal lines

In order to better assist you with your issue please provide us with a screenshot. If you need help to create a screenshot, please see How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the Browse... button below the Post your reply box. This will help us to visualize the problem.

Thank you!

''professorasks [[#question-1258824|said]]'' <blockquote> Top left is left arrow<br> Under it is the tabs bar OK<br> Under it are 3 black horizontal lines </blockquote> In order to better assist you with your issue please provide us with a screenshot. If you need help to create a screenshot, please see [[How do I create a screenshot of my problem?]] Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the '''Browse...''' button below the ''Post your reply'' box. This will help us to visualize the problem. Thank you!
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professorasks said

If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines!

Okay, if I understand correctly, you want to automatically close the YouTube left sidebar when loading the page, but still make it possible to open it manually (i.e., do not permanently hide it).

It is possible to run a little script to close the menu after the page loads, which is the closest thing i found when looking at this 6 weeks ago.

if (document.querySelector('app-drawer#guide').hasAttribute('opened')){ document.querySelector('#guide-button').click(); }

To execute that script against the page automatically instead of by hand, you would need either an extension (the most common type of add-on) or a user script; a user script requires a scripting host extension such as Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey.

So this would take a little time and perhaps assistance to set up. I'm going to post a link to this thread on a question where someone is looking for an extension to create. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bmdolp/extensions/

''professorasks [[#question-1258824|said]]'' <blockquote> If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines! </blockquote> Okay, if I understand correctly, you want to automatically close the YouTube left sidebar when loading the page, but still make it possible to open it manually (i.e., do not permanently hide it). It is possible to run a little script to close the menu after the page loads, which is the closest thing i found when looking at this 6 weeks ago. <code><nowiki>if (document.querySelector('app-drawer#guide').hasAttribute('opened')){ document.querySelector('#guide-button').click(); } </nowiki></code> To execute that script against the page ''automatically'' instead of by hand, you would need either an extension (the most common type of add-on) or a user script; a user script requires a scripting host extension such as Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey. So this would take a little time and perhaps assistance to set up. I'm going to post a link to this thread on a question where someone is looking for an extension to create. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bmdolp/extensions/
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I saw this existing extension which does a bunch of other stuff, too: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/df-youtube/

I saw this existing extension which does a bunch of other stuff, too: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/df-youtube/
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jscher2000 said

I saw this existing extension which does a bunch of other stuff, too: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/df-youtube/

Thanks, I will make a backup of my C drive and try installing as you link. Thanks

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1221030|said]]'' <blockquote> I saw this existing extension which does a bunch of other stuff, too: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/df-youtube/ </blockquote> Thanks, I will make a backup of my C drive and try installing as you link. Thanks
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professorasks said
If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines!

Okay, if I understand correctly, you want to automatically close the YouTube left sidebar when loading the page, but still make it possible to open it manually (i.e., do not permanently hide it).

It is possible to run a little script to close the menu after the page loads, which is the closest thing i found when looking at this 6 weeks ago.

if (document.querySelector('app-drawer#guide').hasAttribute('opened')){ document.querySelector('#guide-button').click(); }

To execute that script against the page automatically instead of by hand, you would need either an extension (the most common type of add-on) or a user script; a user script requires a scripting host extension such as Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey.

So this would take a little time and perhaps assistance to set up. I'm going to post a link to this thread on a question where someone is looking for an extension to create. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bmdolp/extensions/

Thanks, Looks like exactly what I would like although I would also be happy with permenantly removing the left sidebar as I have Never used it.

Thank you

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1221027|said]]'' <blockquote> ''professorasks [[#question-1258824|said]]'' <blockquote> If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines! </blockquote> Okay, if I understand correctly, you want to automatically close the YouTube left sidebar when loading the page, but still make it possible to open it manually (i.e., do not permanently hide it). It is possible to run a little script to close the menu after the page loads, which is the closest thing i found when looking at this 6 weeks ago. <code><nowiki>if (document.querySelector('app-drawer#guide').hasAttribute('opened')){ document.querySelector('#guide-button').click(); } </nowiki></code> To execute that script against the page ''automatically'' instead of by hand, you would need either an extension (the most common type of add-on) or a user script; a user script requires a scripting host extension such as Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey. So this would take a little time and perhaps assistance to set up. I'm going to post a link to this thread on a question where someone is looking for an extension to create. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/bmdolp/extensions/ </blockquote> Thanks, Looks like exactly what I would like although I would also be happy with permenantly removing the left sidebar as I have Never used it. Thank you
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Hello, Windows. Firefox latest. Open a page OK Top left is left arrow Under it is the tabs bar OK Under it are 3 black horizontal lines and when I left mouse button click them they slide the screen accross nicely to the left and put a grey circle (filled) behind the 3 lines. GREAT I like the wide screen and I dont like all the rubbish down the left. My Question is HOW can I save this setup configuration. I have spent tens of hours and no joy. It always reverts back to dross down the left side of the screen as soon as I close the page or open another. Thanks from Nigel. If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines! Please do you know how to lose the decending: Home Trending subscriptions Library Thanks

Thats great thank you.

''professorasks [[#question-1258824|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello, Windows. Firefox latest. Open a page OK Top left is left arrow Under it is the tabs bar OK Under it are 3 black horizontal lines and when I left mouse button click them they slide the screen accross nicely to the left and put a grey circle (filled) behind the 3 lines. GREAT I like the wide screen and I dont like all the rubbish down the left. My Question is HOW can I save this setup configuration. I have spent tens of hours and no joy. It always reverts back to dross down the left side of the screen as soon as I close the page or open another. Thanks from Nigel. If in YouTube for example Ahhh just seen its not a Firefox problem as there is a YouTube icon next to the lines! Please do you know how to lose the decending: Home Trending subscriptions Library Thanks </blockquote> Thats great thank you.
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What a good site. First time here. Thank you.

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