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Top of screen too large

The tabs, address bar, and bookmarks bar takes up too much of the screen, almost 2", while another browser I use is 1 3/8" wide. Would like to know if I can shorten tha… (read more)

The tabs, address bar, and bookmarks bar takes up too much of the screen, almost 2", while another browser I use is 1 3/8" wide. Would like to know if I can shorten that up. No need to take up all of that space.

Asked by chzuck 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox 89

Whoever thought Firefox 89 was a good idea is not someone with whom I agree. 89 is awful - I disregarded the update notice for days but then got sick of the reminder. BAD… (read more)

Whoever thought Firefox 89 was a good idea is not someone with whom I agree. 89 is awful - I disregarded the update notice for days but then got sick of the reminder. BAD idea on my part. Is there any way to get rid of the topmost "tab" - they ARE NOT tabs - bar? I really liked the previous tabs that LOOKED LIKE TABS and DID NOT TAKE UP MORE ROOM on the page. Can I go back to the previous version? This one is really bad. Like, REALLY bad. Firefox "developers" need to give an option to check out the new update before committing to it.

Asked by srbevans 1 year ago

Answered by Felipe Koji 1 year ago

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view image info gone from right-click menu in Developer v87.0b3 (64-bit)

When I right click on an image in Firefox, I've always been able to select "view image info". This is very helpful, but now it appears to be gone in latest Developer edi… (read more)

When I right click on an image in Firefox, I've always been able to select "view image info". This is very helpful, but now it appears to be gone in latest Developer edition. Do others see the same. If so, why was it removed? It's still there in the regular version of Firefox.

Asked by spinweb 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Alternatives for Buggy "Take a Screenshot" Menu in Firefox 88

I understand that there's this help page, but a lot of times site developers right click and hotkeys disabled for security reasons and this renders me unable to take a sc… (read more)

I understand that there's this help page, but a lot of times site developers right click and hotkeys disabled for security reasons and this renders me unable to take a screenshot of a website.

I've also tried to add "Take a Screenshot" button from "Customize Toolbar" option to my toolbar, but most of the time it is disabled, even on support.mozilla.org page. To enable it, I need to remove it and re-adding it again with "Customize Toolbar" option.

Is there any way to re-enable "Take a Screenshot" option in 3-Dot menu? If not, is there any sane way to keep "Take a Screenshot" enabled for the rest of my Firefox session without me needing to remove and re-add it again everytime I need to take a screenshot?

Asked by Miguel Forsetti 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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v.89 browser tabs and menus spacing too large

For starters, stop making assumptions about how people prefer their spacing on menus and tabs. Both are, with the latest update, too effing large, resulting in less visib… (read more)

For starters, stop making assumptions about how people prefer their spacing on menus and tabs. Both are, with the latest update, too effing large, resulting in less visible screen space and an excessive amount of scrolling to access bookmarks. Do you think everybody is blind?! I desperately want to go back to the spacing in the previous version of Firefox. Is there a way to do that without downgrading to v.88? Also, the change to the color scheme makes it a lot harder to quickly see which tab is active as there isn't enough contrast.

I stopped using Chrome except in emergencies because they kept taking away my options to make the browser comfortable to me. Mozilla is now doing the same thing and it really pisses me off. You say you are making things better and/or easier, but that is only your opinion. I know you can't please everybody but why take away the ability to make tabs and menus more compact so less space is wasted and scrolling doesn't take longer?

Asked by kbfoster108 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Missing "Copy URL" button after the 89 update

Before the new design there was a button in the URL field allowing to instantly copy the URL of the open page. Now it is missing and I could not find it in the customizat… (read more)

Before the new design there was a button in the URL field allowing to instantly copy the URL of the open page. Now it is missing and I could not find it in the customization section.

Its approximate position and appearance are shown on the screenshot.

If the button was intentionally removed, my question becomes a feature request. Thank you in advance!

Asked by studokim 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Firefox FeedBack

A new version has been released - 89. And the user interface has changed again. And some of the changes are very annoying. I thought I would write a feedback (review). Bu… (read more)

A new version has been released - 89. And the user interface has changed again. And some of the changes are very annoying. I thought I would write a feedback (review). But I found out through google that the feedback page has been down since 2014.

So the question would be where can I leave feedback on one change or another?


I am not an English speaker, so I apologize if there are various errors in the text.

Asked by djucius 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Page Actions Drop-down Menu

I have two defined log-in users on my custom-built Windows 7 Pro desktop. On the account I use, the last entry in the Page Actions menu the "Take a Screenshot" option lo… (read more)

I have two defined log-in users on my custom-built Windows 7 Pro desktop. On the account I use, the last entry in the Page Actions menu the "Take a Screenshot" option lo longer appears at the bottom of the menu. However, on the other account the "Take a Screenshot" option does appear? I can find nothing in the Firefox 83.0 "Options" or "Customize" menu that can affect the Page Actions menu in any way, nor can I see any apparent difference in any other option in effect between the two user accounts' settings? Any ideas on how I can get my "Take a Screenshot option back, short of uninstalling Firefox from the computer and re-installing, wiping out both users' bookmarks, add-ons, etc.? Thanks.

Asked by dick-lincoln 1 year ago

Answered by dick-lincoln 1 year ago

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Toolbars take up too much space

Why has my Firefox gone horrible? Toolbars heights have increased so there is less screen height for websites to use. Also line spacing of Firefox texts,eg bookmarks, ha… (read more)

Why has my Firefox gone horrible? Toolbars heights have increased so there is less screen height for websites to use. Also line spacing of Firefox texts,eg bookmarks, have increased so no longer fit on 1 page. Help, how can I get a nice Firefox back?

Asked by j.w.attwood 1 year ago

Answered by deangelo.starnes 1 year ago

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Get Pocket - View List missing

Hi All, I use Get Pocket - a lot! Before the last couple updates the normal bookmark icon - would click on that and there would be a link to Get Pocket list. That has now… (read more)

Hi All, I use Get Pocket - a lot! Before the last couple updates the normal bookmark icon - would click on that and there would be a link to Get Pocket list. That has now disappeared. The only way I can find to see the list, is click on the "save to pocket" icon, whereby it then saves the page I am on, although I don't want to save the page, and it also has a link to view the list. So have to click on that, then delete the page just saved. All so ridiculous. I must be missing something here. The update before this, was the same and I reverted back to an older version of Firefox. Thought would try this latest update, but no ... the pocket list link inside the bookmarks icon is not there.

How can I get to view pocket list without having to first save the page I am on, then delete it? What am I missing. I attach three images. One of how I used to use the Get Pocket list .. i.e. using the bookmark icon. Then what the book mark icon shows now .. no pocket list ... and the only way I have found to view the list, but saving a page first :) ..... Thanks for any advice.

Asked by company.account 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Main action menu

Just updated FF to 88.0. Customize*, which used to be under *Options* is missing from menu. Not under More Tools, either. I will reserve judgment on the new version. … (read more)

Just updated FF to 88.0.

  • Customize*, which used to be under *Options* is missing from menu.

Not under More Tools, either.

I will reserve judgment on the new version. Don't expect these minor inconveniences.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Tabs on Bottom Release 89.0

Hello, all. This is not a question but a pointer for those who have successfully been using userChrome.css to put the tabs where they belong, below the Bookmarks bar. :-)… (read more)

Hello, all.

This is not a question but a pointer for those who have successfully been using userChrome.css to put the tabs where they belong, below the Bookmarks bar. :-)

If you used a userChrome.css solution such as that presented in threads like the support article "tabs on bottom release 72.0.1" (full disclosure, that is my solution), then you just need to add to the #TabsToolbar section one line:

top: var(--uc-titlebar-padding,86px);

You can play with the "86px" until you have the tabs where you like them. Depending upon my profile and other CSS options, I have to move that a few pixels up or down to get it looking just right.

Asked by Peter Humphries 1 year ago

Answered by Peter Humphries 1 year ago

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Firefox Account shows Boardman, OR USA

Past few days my FF account displays location as Boardman, OR USA and I'm not sure why as I am in Toronto, ON Canada. For the record this is my second or third reinstall … (read more)

Past few days my FF account displays location as Boardman, OR USA and I'm not sure why as I am in Toronto, ON Canada. For the record this is my second or third reinstall of Windows 10 and Firefox in the last 72hrs and my patience is very thin. Please help solve. Thanks.

Asked by Rye 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Proton UI doesn't work in Firefox 87 (Stable)

SYSTEM SPECS: OS: Windows 7 System Type: 64-bit Operating System RAM: 2 GB Firefox Version: 87.0 (64-bit Installation) I want to try the new Proton UI for Firefox. I fo… (read more)

SYSTEM SPECS: OS: Windows 7 System Type: 64-bit Operating System RAM: 2 GB Firefox Version: 87.0 (64-bit Installation)

I want to try the new Proton UI for Firefox. I followed all these steps: 1. Go to "about:config". 2. Search for "proton" and set the "browser.proton.enabled" from false to true. 3. Restart Firefox.

But that didn't work. Is the Proton UI no longer supported in Windows 7? Or some other problem...

Asked by ModernFox 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Screenshot dissapeared

In the last uptdate of Firefox I've lost the option to take screenshots. I've tryed what is epxlained in this thread but I could't get it back. https://support.mozilla.or… (read more)

In the last uptdate of Firefox I've lost the option to take screenshots. I've tryed what is epxlained in this thread but I could't get it back. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1275120

I went to Application basics and it's listed

Firefox Screenshots 39.0.0 screenshots@mozilla.org

Any idea on how to fix it?

Thanks!! I use this feature a lot in this videoconferencing times!

Asked by alvaro8 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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FX really is nasty about going back a version

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limite… (read more)

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limited by NoScript until I temp permit them. FX Task Manager shows very little usage, so apparently no ill behaved sites. AAR 30% of an i7 with many gigs of memory is intolerable. Even the 15% was heating up the CPU.

So I'll take "some" CPU heating vs. "massive" by rolling back to 88.0.1. By the way, whatever keeps changing my option from manually approved updates to automatic, thank you for doing that at times without asking me first.

The problem is that now when I start 88.0.1 it insists on a new profile "for my own protection". But I want the old profile, with hundreds of bookmarks and dozens or hundreds of session windows from my last session, and add-ins ... for example right how I don't have NoScript and don't have time to deal with that. I tried to get around the "we're just helping you" insistence on a new profile, by copying a week-old backup over C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hbouy3r1.default\sessionstore.jsonlz4 and starting but it still insists. I guess that's just sessions, not the whole profile.

Can I defeat the prohibition against using the old profile, or failing that, can I import or merge the old profile in? Keep in mind that the "old" profile has been modified by having started 89. I wish now that I had never selected the old profile when I began 89 (I always prompt for profile). (But, heck, I didn't even KNOW I was going to a new version. It auto-updated, and when I started FX, and it seems to have "updated" the old profile making it now unusable for a prior version).

Or can I go to a backup and copy the tree of C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\OldProfile\ and start FX again with 88.0.1? BTW I assume that is the version I was on a week ago.

Asked by Larry 1 year ago

Answered by Larry 1 year ago

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stable interface

How to get back single-line page spines? The Firefox 87.0 or 88.0 have single-line page spines. The firefox 89.0 have double-line and double-height page spines. How decr… (read more)

How to get back single-line page spines? The Firefox 87.0 or 88.0 have single-line page spines. The firefox 89.0 have double-line and double-height page spines. How decrese spines height back?

Asked by nick1024 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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New Firefox themes in Firefox 89

Updated to v89 this morning. I really really dislike the theme options. Is there a way to use the previous default theme. The new ones are all difficult to read. Quite fr… (read more)

Updated to v89 this morning. I really really dislike the theme options. Is there a way to use the previous default theme. The new ones are all difficult to read. Quite frankly, I hate the color schemes available. They decrease the visibility of text.

Asked by buzzb3 1 year ago

Answered by Mamoon 1 year ago

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I downloaded the latest version but don't want to install it yet; can I remove the download?

Hello. I have Firefox set to notify me of new updates but though I always download them I don't immediately install them. My current version is 88.0.1. Today I download… (read more)

Hello. I have Firefox set to notify me of new updates but though I always download them I don't immediately install them. My current version is 88.0.1.

Today I downloaded what I now know to be the all-new complete revamp version. But I don't want to install it on my main PC until I've looked into a little more and perhaps tried it out on a laptop.With it in

Is there a way of removing the downloaded version? With it in place, if I restart Firefox or reboot the computer it will automatically be installed, and I don't want that to happen just yet.

I'm running Windows 7 on a desktop PC.

Many thanks.

Asked by mail226 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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My Page Actions are Gone (the 3 little dots in the browser)

My page action buttons are missing - the 3 little dots that allow me to share, print, etc. I'm on a Macbook Pro, latest software, latest Firefox, signed in to my Firefox … (read more)

My page action buttons are missing - the 3 little dots that allow me to share, print, etc.

I'm on a Macbook Pro, latest software, latest Firefox, signed in to my Firefox account. I've also reset all defaults in toolbars.

Just gone - disappeared.

Does anyone have a solution to reset this?

Asked by Robin Reed 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago