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How do I turn off these intrusive tab features?

I have found pretty much every extra short cut or feature that has been added to Tabs has either been useless for me, or an outright nuisance to deal with. And they all h… (read more)

I have found pretty much every extra short cut or feature that has been added to Tabs has either been useless for me, or an outright nuisance to deal with. And they all have to deal with when ever I try to move one tab from one window to another.

It used to be that I would try to move the tab, but then it didn't actually move it because just low enough for Firefox to decide that I actually wanted it to be a bookmark instead. Then it started to make it a bookmark because it was too high and hit the bookmark menu tab.

And now today it has added on the worst one yet, where if I don't put the tab right between the tabs of the other window it now decides that I actually wanted to turn one of those tabs into the one I was moving over.

Out of all of those this mos recent one is the most worthless of features because how much use it could give is vastly outweighed by its constant hindrance.

Is there any way to turn off any/all of these features?

Asked by ZachTJ00 5 minutes ago

Volume Mixer showing Firefox is receiving microphone input

Hello, thank you for taking the time to check this out. I was closing the volume mixer after I no longer needed it and realized that Firefox was showing levels go up when… (read more)

Hello, thank you for taking the time to check this out.

I was closing the volume mixer after I no longer needed it and realized that Firefox was showing levels go up whenever I spoke into my microphone. I had been using it before to chat, but not on Firefox at all during the session at the time. No music or videos were playing in any of my tabs. After a while, it no longer picked it up, but I know for certain that there was no output of sound coming from my computer. I haven't been able to replicate it yet, but it does worry me.

Asked by danielsibaro 1 hour ago

Cannot Log Into Online Banking Site

I am having trouble logging into my bank's website from Firefox. It's worked fine for several years and I have no clue what triggered it all of a sudden. Furthermore, I c… (read more)

I am having trouble logging into my bank's website from Firefox. It's worked fine for several years and I have no clue what triggered it all of a sudden. Furthermore, I can log in just fine from various other browsers.

I have Google around on the issue for awhile now, and have troubleshooted several different things based on what I've Googled, such as clearing all site cookies, data, cache, etc. Also I had a pop-up blocker add-on but I removed it and that didn't do anything. Lastly, I tried completely uninstalling Firefox and re-installing it without ANY add-ons, but it still doesn't work.

Details on what happens: I go to the log in page, and I put in my user and password and click to log in, and it does nothing. It just basically refreshes the page, so the page comes back up with blank user and password fields.

Any help/ideas on the matter would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by dpsadler11 2 hours ago

ALL my Firefox synced data is lost

I am IT techie, and I need FF help on this. I searched the entire sync issue forum, but of no avail. I had a Windows 10 update issue so I decided to format my PC. My sync… (read more)

I am IT techie, and I need FF help on this. I searched the entire sync issue forum, but of no avail.

I had a Windows 10 update issue so I decided to format my PC. My sync was enabled and all data was synced normally. I went ahead and formatted it, and installed a new copy of Win 10, and all softwares, including FF. Now after syncing for over an hour, I cannot find anything. No history, no bookmarks, no logins, nothing.

This is definitely something to do with your update. I cannot figure anything else out. How can I get my old data back? This is absolutely ridiculous and frustrating.

I have 2 other laptops with FF synced, but they aren't booting up either because of hardware failures. I cannot risk turning them back on, and loosing my FF data from those laptops.

Please advise, how to access my cloud data on FF, or should I switch over to Google chrome because of your incompetency?

Asked by mal1k 5 months ago

Last reply by TMG 3 hours ago

Refresh deleted everything

Hi! I just did a Firefox refresh to fix the slow browser issue and instead of saving all of my bookmarks and passwords, everything was deleted. I've tried to restore but … (read more)

Hi! I just did a Firefox refresh to fix the slow browser issue and instead of saving all of my bookmarks and passwords, everything was deleted. I've tried to restore but that is failing as well. How do I get everything back?

Asked by cstaten 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

how eliminate empty white space on google, etc in browser?

I've been trying to figure out how to fix this and havent found anything in my google seartch settings, or firefox options or my PC's display settings, it might be right … (read more)

I've been trying to figure out how to fix this and havent found anything in my google seartch settings, or firefox options or my PC's display settings, it might be right in front of me but I just cant figure it out.

On some pages, for example, when I do a google search on firefox, there is a ton of blank white space not used. Like it has a narrow page margin or something? I'm attaching a screenshot of what I mean. You can see half the screen is just white, how can I fix it so the display isnt so narrow? Not all pages have the blank space problem, for example outlook.com has no such issue.

Thank you in advance for helping me

Asked by vegetalove 3 hours ago

cache always full

hey my cache always says its full even if i just emptied it if i go to settings and look its not even a full to 10% restarting the browser and the PC does nothing and i g… (read more)

hey my cache always says its full even if i just emptied it if i go to settings and look its not even a full to 10% restarting the browser and the PC does nothing and i get annoyed by the warning message by now

Asked by kevmomo07 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Cannot Turn off bookmark alphasort

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying! I want to custom organise th… (read more)

Since a recent Firefox update, Firefox has alpha-sorted my bookmarks automatically and I cannot turn this new feature off - this is annoying!

I want to custom organise the order of my bookmarks - NOT by alpha-sorting.

The 'sort by name' menu option does not have a counter option - ie 'DO NOT sort bookmarks'

So how do I turn off book mark sorting ???

Asked by bloodline1 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Unable to log into any webistes requring passwords etc.

I am suddenly unable to log in to any websites requiring passwords etc. When I try and enter user names/email addresses/passwords or pin numbers in the required boxes typ… (read more)

I am suddenly unable to log in to any websites requiring passwords etc. When I try and enter user names/email addresses/passwords or pin numbers in the required boxes typing produces no response in the boxes. This happens over multiple websites.

I have tried the Firefox help advice re cookies, profile files etc. and also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Have also run full Norton security scans and power eraser with no issues detected. None of these have helped and the issue continues.

Would be grateful to know if anyone else has had similar issues and/or for any other suggestions to fix this.

Asked by ian.paterson69 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Firefox not loading some content

I've recently noticed an issue with Firefox not loading some content for me. On one page it failed to load embedded videos, and when I contacted the site to alert them to… (read more)

I've recently noticed an issue with Firefox not loading some content for me. On one page it failed to load embedded videos, and when I contacted the site to alert them to the problem they troubleshooted and the issue seemed to be with my browser. A second time, when trying to use Instagram scheduler Planoly, I discovered that none of the images of my feed would display in the program, and again when I contacted support they could find no issue at their end.

I have followed advice and: - cleared my cache and cookies - disabled extensions one by one - scanned my machine for malware.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Asked by Linconclusive 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Page zooming

Hi! Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around t… (read more)

Hi!

Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around the cursor. Any help?

Please see the referenced pictures Thanks.

Asked by marius_1296 6 hours ago

Firefox Save As and Open Navigation / Explorer Pane Reset?

Hello, I have been writing a .bat file, as well as experimenting with ShellBags in order to default Windows Explorer navigation pane settings and folder views / types to … (read more)

Hello,

I have been writing a .bat file, as well as experimenting with ShellBags in order to default Windows Explorer navigation pane settings and folder views / types to default.

Currently, I have the .bat file configured to remove the NavPane (HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\NavPane) and Sizer (HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer) registry folders / items (As these are automatically regenerated with default values by Windows), as well as myriad ShellBag items and Desktop.ini files. It then restarts Windows Explorer.

This .bat script, however, does not seem to default any customization made within Firefox's Save As window(s).

For example, if I right-click an image, then select Save Image As, and then proceed to drag the explorer panes to be excessively wide, then exit Firefox, upon running the .bat file, the excessively wide navigation / explorer panes remain excessively wide. They do not default.

Does Firefox store this pane customization information somewhere else? Can this be defaulted?

Thank you!

Asked by puddlecheese 6 hours ago

Firefox removes last letters when searching through address bar.

I didn't mind this bug in about a week ago, but it is sufficiently annoying enough. The firefox is deleting last letter consists of my locale, hangul, when I search it th… (read more)

I didn't mind this bug in about a week ago, but it is sufficiently annoying enough. The firefox is deleting last letter consists of my locale, hangul, when I search it through address bar.

It occurs when searching more than 2 words. Precisely, conditions are two. 1. one or more space bar between two words. 2. the last word has more than one letter.

ex) ㄱ ㄴㄷ(enter) --(when searching through address bar)--> ㄱ ㄴ

It is resolved by adding space bar or move the cursor to the right of the letter. So you can't reproduce it with just copying that words. You need to search with korean locale keyboard to reproduce that bug. Anyway, it's still annoying doing things what I should not do with the previous version.

Asked by sexydoveo2jam 6 hours ago

Form auto fill has stopped working

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" howe… (read more)

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" however I updated to Firefox 83.0 and it reverted to "detect" and I am now unable to save any changes to it becasue it has always reverted to "detect" when I restart Firefox.

Form auto fill is such a simple and useful function that really needs to be available, Chrome has had it working for years.

Asked by tim128 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Thunderbird Mail problems (with AVG installed)

Good afternoon. Since the latest update to Thunderbird has arrived I keep getting a message when I log-on to retrieve my E-mails which says “ You are attempting to overri… (read more)

Good afternoon. Since the latest update to Thunderbird has arrived I keep getting a message when I log-on to retrieve my E-mails which says “ You are attempting to override how Thunderbird identifies this site. Click below to create a security exception.”

So each time I have to click on the box which prompts me to create a security exception. When I click the box to “ save “ the exception, it makes no difference. I have to do it every time.

As if this were not bad enough, I am now getting asked to “ verify my password “ for each of my two E-mail accounts, every time I try to access my E-mails. This never happened to me before and has only started over the past week or so.

I have AVG security in addition to their “ Premium Technical Support “ which costs a lot of money. I telephoned them today and spoke with two of their technical advisers, also gave them remote access to my PC so they could fix the problem. I spent almost TWO HOURS on the telephone while they tried various things, checked my operating system, checked the server details on Thunderbird and also ran the “ RKILL “ programme to check for any faults. They told me everything was fine. But after they had gone and I tried again to access Thunderbird, the same problems re-occurred. Surely there must be a simple way to address these two issues. I am getting very fed-up and wish I could simply speak to a technician on the telephone instead of like this ! Why can’t we do that ?

Asked by Steamgo 2 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 8 hours ago

Favicons not updating in bookmarks

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating. They are showing … (read more)

I have noticed that the favicons on a website are not being created when I bookmark a new site or when I use a previous bookmark, they are not updating.

They are showing as a world globe when first created.

They used to always work so I can only assume that one of the Firefox updates has stopped this working so can someone provide any information to help get this fixed?

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Firefox Crashing, trying to find out why

Hi there, first time posting. I have Firefox 82.0.3 64-bit and I am on Windows 10. The only add-ons I have are Ublock Origin and Adblocker. This morning I was having some… (read more)

Hi there, first time posting. I have Firefox 82.0.3 64-bit and I am on Windows 10. The only add-ons I have are Ublock Origin and Adblocker.

This morning I was having some internet trouble and it turns out my ISP needs to send someone out to my house to fix it. While my internet was going in and out, Firefox seemed very sensitive to this because it would continue to crash.

I was wondering if your internet connection going in and out can cause Firefox to crash (I need to the end the process because it is unresponsive type of crashing). I don't usually have any problems with Firefox and just wanted to ask.

Thanks.

Asked by Dr.Strange 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Long time Mozilla user..I updated my firefox browser. I lost all previous saved passwords, history bookmarks , favorite sites how do I get into my oter firefox

I was asked to update my firefox browser now I have no passwords my sites are not remembering me by password, my bookmarks are gone. my history is gone my auto fill is go… (read more)

I was asked to update my firefox browser now I have no passwords my sites are not remembering me by password, my bookmarks are gone. my history is gone my auto fill is gone why?

Asked by ctaelove15 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago