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How to Stop black Boxes w/Text appearing when mouse hovers over text (any site)?

I have no idea how it started or why, but in the past couple days anytime I leave my cursor over a paragraph or chunk of text on a website, a black box appears where my c… (read more)

I have no idea how it started or why, but in the past couple days anytime I leave my cursor over a paragraph or chunk of text on a website, a black box appears where my cursor is with the text in it in white. If there is a lot of text, there's a sidebar to scroll down in the box. This disappears as soon as I move my cursor, but reappears as soon as I set it near some more text. I assume this is some kind of accessibility or reading feature, but I have no idea how I turned it or how to get rid of it. I've looked online and in my setting and had no luck getting rid of it. Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Cal 16 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 hours ago

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Other bookmarks folder doesn't show in toolbar

Hello, this knowledge base article (Remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Toolbar) claims that you can display the Other Bookmarks folder on the toolbar si… (read more)

Hello,

this knowledge base article (Remove the Other Bookmarks folder from the Bookmarks Toolbar) claims that you can display the Other Bookmarks folder on the toolbar since Firefox 85 but it seems to be a lie.

In the screenshots down below, you can see my current settings. The Other Bookmarks folder is missing although my settings are correct.

How can I display the Other Bookmarks folder on the toolbar in Firefox? Thanks for your help!

Asked by browserlightedup 14 hours ago

Answered by browserlightedup 11 hours ago

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Manually installed addon after restart gone

I have an add-on which is installed from the public add-on store (?). This add-on works quite good. Nevertheless I made some tiny adjustments in the source to fullfill my… (read more)

I have an add-on which is installed from the public add-on store (?). This add-on works quite good.

Nevertheless I made some tiny adjustments in the source to fullfill my needs. I can manually load the file from the add-on manager which works as well.

But as soon as I do one of the two task:

  • restart the whole computer (or logout and login)
  • Check for Update

the manually loaded xpi is gone. It is only the public one available.

==> How to have the manually adapted xpi loaded all the time and the public one not any more?

Asked by helloWorld1 2 days ago

Answered by Matt 1 day ago

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How to sync Google contacts with TB 78.8 on Win10

I have a fresh install of TB 78.8 on Windows 10. I use it to access my work email which is hosted by Google. I got the calendar to sync with Provider but gContactSync n… (read more)

I have a fresh install of TB 78.8 on Windows 10. I use it to access my work email which is hosted by Google. I got the calendar to sync with Provider but gContactSync no longer works and I can't figure out any of the other options. I've ready about TbSync and Provider for CalDev & CardDev but can't figure out how to make it work. Could someone provide a dummies guide to getting my contacts sync'd? Thanks

Asked by henbor29 2 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago

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TB downloading of headers vs. bodies and/or attachements

According to this link, for *unsynchronized* message, the message body remains on the server until the user clicks on the message in TB's message list: https://support.mo… (read more)

According to this link, for *unsynchronized* message, the message body remains on the server until the user clicks on the message in TB's message list: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/imap-synchronization#w_synchronization

TB has a Message Synchronizing setting "Keep messages in all folders for this account on this computer", with "Avanced" settings to "Download" "for offline use" on the basis of individual folders. However, I can' find a setting to control whether TB downloads (i) just the headers; or (ii) headers, bodies, and/or attachments.

(1) Is it the case that TB will *always* download just headers until users click on it in the message list, at which point it becomes a "synchronized message" (as defined above) and locally retained in its entirety?

(2) If so, is there a way to have TB always download messages+body+attachments without having to click each one?

(3) On the other end of the bandwidth usage spectrum, is there a way to have TB not even download headers (say, upon startup) until the user actually enters the folder for viewing?

Asked by FoxyFirey 1 week ago

Answered by Matt 6 days ago

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Delete emails off Iphone, when I delete emails on Thunderbird

When I delete an email on my iphone or Thunderbird, I want the email to automatically delete in the other format. For example, if I delete an email to Trash on my IPhone… (read more)

When I delete an email on my iphone or Thunderbird, I want the email to automatically delete in the other format.

For example, if I delete an email to Trash on my IPhone, I want it to automatically delete to Trash in Thunderbird. Also, if i delete an email while on Thunderbird, I want the same email to delete to Trash on my IPhone.

How do I set the above up?

Thanks in advance, Garry

Asked by mrmagician 1 month ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 month ago

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Print Preview Issue

Hi. Yesterday, I browsed thru my Firefox and/or GMail settings, and removed headers and footers from my printed copies of emails and web pages. Which is fine. However,… (read more)

Hi. Yesterday, I browsed thru my Firefox and/or GMail settings, and removed headers and footers from my printed copies of emails and web pages. Which is fine. However, at the same time I must have mistakenly changed a setting so that my print-ready version of an email or web page always displays in B & W, not in color. Although it will print in color, depending on how I have my HP printer set. How can I change that back so the print-ready Print Preview copy displays pics, etc. in color? I forgot what I did. Aarrgh! Please help! Thanks. John Darin

Asked by johndarin2 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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How to turn off print preview using "print" option under menu. Using FF 86.

Just recently been getting a print preview pop-up from FF when selecting "print" under the menu. Must select system dialog to print the way I want. This is annoying. How … (read more)

Just recently been getting a print preview pop-up from FF when selecting "print" under the menu. Must select system dialog to print the way I want. This is annoying. How to turn it off and use system dialog? Thanks.

Asked by harryo711 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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import login data

I want to import passwords from Lastpass (I've already exported to CSV file) According to Mozilla help there should be an option to import from file https://support.mozil… (read more)

I want to import passwords from Lastpass (I've already exported to CSV file)

According to Mozilla help there should be an option to import from file https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file

I only see import from browser.

Asked by exekutive 3 days ago

Answered by exekutive 3 days ago

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Can I prevent Firefox from resizing the date selection control on data entry webpages?

Using an online accounting website, data entry is done through a data grid with a data control. The accounting software allows for the option to use their own date selec… (read more)

Using an online accounting website, data entry is done through a data grid with a data control.

The accounting software allows for the option to use their own date selection control or to use the Firefox date selection control. I don't like the software's date selection control, I prefer Firefox's. However, when set to the Firefox date selection control AND if the fields in the data entry grid get wider than the screen, Firefox shrinks the date selection control to practically nothingness and the value in the control cannot be seen.

Is there something I can do stop Firefox from doing this?

I've attached an image containing 1. the data entry grid 2. the Firefox date selection control when the data entry grid is wider than the screen 3. the software date selection control when the data entry grid is wider than the screen

Asked by Joshua Jacobs 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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Why spellchecker red underline is now so bold?

Hello, See on the joined image, older Firefox and last one. When this is a text in another language like this, this is ugly, and even on usual language, I'm not blind, I … (read more)

Hello,

See on the joined image, older Firefox and last one. When this is a text in another language like this, this is ugly, and even on usual language, I'm not blind, I can see the old lighter underline!

Why this? Can I change it maybe in userChrome.css?

Asked by djik 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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Deleting global inbox from local folders

I mistakenly created a global inbox in Thunderbird 78.8.0 for my two email accounts. One is a POP server, the other IMAP, so obviously it doesn't work. My mistake. I now … (read more)

I mistakenly created a global inbox in Thunderbird 78.8.0 for my two email accounts. One is a POP server, the other IMAP, so obviously it doesn't work. My mistake. I now have a folder named "inbox" under my "local folders" which is redundant. There is no left-click option to delete or remove it. How do I get rid of it and reverse the creation of the combined inbox? I could not see an option under settings. Help appreciated.

Asked by howard.calvert 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 3 days ago

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How can I run/open any add-on ?

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1328143. Please follow up there, thanks.] I am not able to figure out on how to open the respective… (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1328143. Please follow up there, thanks.]


I am not able to figure out on how to open the respective add-ons User Interface.

  • Bulleted list itemI have installed some add-ons like 'HTTPS Everywhere' , 'Nord vpn' etc...
  • Bulleted list itemWhen I visit the add-ons tab in the menu section on the upper right section of Firefox, it does not show on how to run it or open it.
  • Bulleted list itemI have been searching this on the internet but couldn't find any information...

Hope the Firefox team will help, Thank you

Asked by Adarsh Pillai 3 days ago

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Can one hide the Minimize button on the header bar.

Hello everyone, I'm working on customizing the Firefox experience for users within my organization. I have to really limit their access. One of those requests were to pre… (read more)

Hello everyone, I'm working on customizing the Firefox experience for users within my organization.

I have to really limit their access. One of those requests were to prevent users from minimizing their active Firefox window.

I've found articles like the one below that show how to hide all the buttons: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/906698

However it does not suit the purpose. since it removes all of them and only on full screen.

Is there a way I can just hide the minimize button so that the user can just hide the minimize button?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Firefox set to erase data on close is forgetting extension logins when it didn't before

I had to reinstall Windows recently. For some reason, Firefox no longer seems to keep me logged in to Lastpass and Pushbullet. More than half of the time I load a new ses… (read more)

I had to reinstall Windows recently. For some reason, Firefox no longer seems to keep me logged in to Lastpass and Pushbullet. More than half of the time I load a new session, Lastpass will give me a cookies notice but does remember my details in the fields, whereas Pushbullet shoves a login screen in my face and I have to go through the hassle of signing in with Google.

My browser has always been set to erase everything on close, but this has never effected extensions, so I'm surprised it suddenly does so. I don't think my settings are any different than they have been previously. I've tried making the lastpass and pushbullet websites as exceptions and playing with various privacy settings but am unable to replicate the 'correct' behaviour I had before.

Am I missing something here please? Has something changed in recent versions of Firefox?

Settings are: Standard tracking protection Always do not track Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed is checked with Lastpass.com and Pushbullet.com as exceptions All options under 'Logins and passwords' unchecked Always use private browsing mode, remember browsing and download history, and remember search and form history are all unchecked Clear history when firefox closes is checked, and in settings, all boxes are checked

Asked by Lewis7247 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Cannot change default search engine from DuckDuckGo to something else

Even in safe mode, I cannot make a change to my default search engine stick; it always reverts to DuckDuckGo. After changing the default search engine in Preferences->… (read more)

Even in safe mode, I cannot make a change to my default search engine stick; it always reverts to DuckDuckGo.

After changing the default search engine in Preferences->Search to, say, Ecosia Search, typing a space character in the address+search bar goes from a generic world favicon to DuckDuckGo. Restarting with a cleared cache doesn't help.

None of my addons are related to search except Ecosia Search. Even with Ecosia Search removed, I get the same behavior, the default search engine reverts to DuckDuckGo. In any case, safe mode with all addons disabled doesn't change that behavior.

If i remove DuckDuckGo from the list of search engines, I cannot search at all and I cannot choose a default search enigne from the drop down list in Preferences->Search.

Note that I can always choose an alternate search engine in the drop down search menu, and that works. Setting a default search engine doesn't work.

Any suggestions on how to make a search engine other than DuckDuckGo be my default search engine would be appreciated. As a bonus, an explanation of why I'm having this difficulty would be wonderful.

TIA.

Asked by Vladimir G. Ivanović 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago