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How to show bookmarks bar only on New Tab?

Is this possible? I like the sleekness of not having the bookmarks bar but it would be very helpful to have it popup when I open a new tab only. (I use this feature in Br… (read more)

Is this possible? I like the sleekness of not having the bookmarks bar but it would be very helpful to have it popup when I open a new tab only. (I use this feature in Brave browser, but I prefer Firefox)

I searched the entire web and looked for add-ons and couldn't find a solution. I have attempted to create a custom chrome css file but that didn't work.

What can I do?

edit: added question mark to title.

Asked by Jason 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is widevine Content Decryption Module (CDM) addon not available for firefox on raspberry pi 4?

I recently installed some linux distributions on the raspberry pi 4 including firefox. In contrast to the same os/firefox combination running on my (10 years old) laptop … (read more)

I recently installed some linux distributions on the raspberry pi 4 including firefox. In contrast to the same os/firefox combination running on my (10 years old) laptop pc, no widevine Content Decryption Module (CDM) addon seems to be available. This means starting of videos from respective sources after proper login does not take place. (I am sorry for the English)

Asked by Carsten 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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When I go to cloudflare websites I get Error 1001 Ray ID: 59155673d9adc50c. Please help!

When I go to archive.is for example I get error 1001 Ray...etc. Screenshot below. I googled this problem and it took my to cloudflare's support where user "domjh" shared … (read more)

When I go to archive.is for example I get error 1001 Ray...etc. Screenshot below. I googled this problem and it took my to cloudflare's support where user "domjh" shared this support page: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168436. But this doesn't help, as you have to login to your cloudflare account, which I have never had. This problem only occurs with firefox. I have tried other browsers and can access archive.is without a problem. Everything is normal. Now I cleared my cookies (which is when this error happened afterwards) and unplugged my modem for a few minutes (about 15) in order to get a new IP address (someone somewhere I read mentioned that might help). This didn't do anything, same error as before. I also went to about:preferences#privacy and clicked "standard" (for some reason it was at custom and had been blocking cookies, not sure why, I didn't do that). Then I went to cloudflare support, but you have to have an account to ask questions. I set one up with my email, but then you have to add your website. I HAVE NO WEBSITE! So I don't know what to do, and this has never happened before. This is not a problem on other devices, or on this computer with other browsers. I am using a windows 10 PC and have a dynamic IP address. Please help.

Asked by rudygrado5 2 years ago

Answered by rudygrado5 1 year ago

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How do I uninstall multiple older versions of Firefox?

I've tried multiple ways to uninstall old Firefox versions. There are five showing 59.0.2, 59.0.3, 60.0.1, 61.0, 62.0.2, and the current active version 76.0.1 all are 64-… (read more)

I've tried multiple ways to uninstall old Firefox versions. There are five showing 59.0.2, 59.0.3, 60.0.1, 61.0, 62.0.2, and the current active version 76.0.1 all are 64-bit. Simply clicking or right-clicking on the application name and choosing to uninstall doesn't work.

Actually logged on as Administrator (not Run As...). From Settings, Apps, Apps & Features, click Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2 (x64 en-US), click uninstall, error called "kernel32::GetLongPathNameW9w R8, w .R7, i 1024)i .R6\uninstall\helper.exe" and below that a message "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page."

Again, actually logged on as Administrator (not Run As...). I go to Control Panel, right-click an old version, message"You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2 (x64 en-US). Please contact your system administrator"

As Admin Powershell command: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Select-Object -Property Name . But it would not show any Mozilla applications installed.

Asked by dghughes 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why are bookmark folders grey? And how to change them yellow.

I no nothing about programing but, there must a file somewhere that is telling these folders that they are grey. Is there not an easy way to change them to a different co… (read more)

I no nothing about programing but, there must a file somewhere that is telling these folders that they are grey. Is there not an easy way to change them to a different colour/color.

Asked by Tony 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Doesn't show iframe content correctly

Hi, Since months I'm struggling with this issue but today I became unable to bear any more. Many websites works fine with Chrome while don't with Firefox because of ifram… (read more)

Hi,

Since months I'm struggling with this issue but today I became unable to bear any more.

Many websites works fine with Chrome while don't with Firefox because of iframe issue. As shown in this link you can read the story fine under Chrome while sucks with Firefox so I wonder:

How can I bypass this issue? Is there some kind of CSS manipulation for run this kind of content fine (I run some websites locally so Firefox always sucks with iframe)?

NOTE: See the attached please

Asked by mbnoimi 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Lost closed browser window (probs. History problem)

Hi. I love Firefox specifically because it lets me use Ctrl+Shift+N, i.e. reopen a closed window. I have this one window with several pinned tabs (Facebook etc.) and a fe… (read more)

Hi.

I love Firefox specifically because it lets me use Ctrl+Shift+N, i.e. reopen a closed window. I have this one window with several pinned tabs (Facebook etc.) and a few other open tabs (some reseach, YouTube etc.) where I keep things that I need to return to. I essentially NEVER close this window without reopening it, because it has the most important things I need. Sometimes I open a second/third window to work in (I had an online exam the other day, so I opened that and my materials in a separate window, so I can cycle through them more easily).

When I open this second window, sometimes I close my main window (it has quite a few tabs so it slows Firefox down). I then always reopen it using Ctrl+Shift+N and never had a problem. Well, I closed it now (then opened one or two other new windows), but when I wanted to reopen my main window back up, it just refused to. It's gone from "recently closed windows". Interestingly enough, at least two other windows I closed BEFORE it (one from yesterday, that I did unrelated googling in; the other was closed a couple minutes before the main window, it was an emoticon set that pops up from one forum) were possible to reopen, but not my main window. Now I can reopen just 3 windows, and I don't understand where they are (there used to be up to ~10 or so).

I want to know why I was able to reopen windows I closed long ago, but not the most recent one, and whether there is a way to fix this and get the main window back. I have effectively lost ~40 tabs that I had open (some research articles, pinned social media, some stuff I wanted to read etc.) that I can't even reopen unless I find them through my History (and hoo boy, that'd take a while).

Thanks for any info. Have a nice day.


SOLVED - EDIT: The amount of windows that can be reopened can be fixed as mentioned below. Lost window probably cannot be restored, sadly. EDIT 2: Actually it can be restored! See the answer to find out how. Both these lovely people gave me answers to my questions, kudos to both of them.

Asked by janmichaelkormanik 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to add image to my firefox home page / newtab page?

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I… (read more)

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I do not want to install an add-on for this as I am not comfortable handing out my personal info to some random guy or group to accomplish something so simple. Thanks.

Asked by me 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox overlaps part of the Taskbar when in fullscreen

When I switch my Firefox to fullscreen it overlaps onto the taskbar (as you see in the picture I attached below) Can someone help me fix this? Turning on the Titlebar fix… (read more)

When I switch my Firefox to fullscreen it overlaps onto the taskbar (as you see in the picture I attached below) Can someone help me fix this? Turning on the Titlebar fixes this but I don't want the Titlebar to be on. This is a seriously big and annoying issue. I have tried reinstalling and refreshing my browser and even disabling windows color from being applied to the taskbar but it doesn't help. Its as if Firefox has an extra piece to it in fullscreen. If I click on the taskbar it overlaps back onto Firefox but then if I open start (as you can see in the second picture) that extra piece of Firefox is still there.

Asked by withering_nightmare 1 year ago

Answered by Raushani Singh 1 year ago

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Firefox has serious problems in Mac OS

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI s… (read more)

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI sometimes blinks and sometimes becomes black. I had to restart the app but it happened quite frequently. After updating to Catalina, all shortcuts are unusable, most right click menus are blank and even the menu bar is blank. When hovering the mouse over the menu bar, nothing displays, just blank menus. Sometimes, the app starts up with default UI although I customised it a bit. In those cases, I had to close the tab or even restart the app.

I'm getting disappointed and perhaps I'll move to another browser soon.

Asked by Penta-Power 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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What is the "new helper tool" that FF 77 wants to install

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and… (read more)

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and it looks a lot like Oracle's Java installer that tries to install a bunch of crud. In that case cancel continues with the Java install. In this case, Cancel stops the FF upgrade.

What is this tool and why is it not described better to know have a better guess as to whether it is safe to install?

Asked by harry.levinson 1 year ago

Answered by harry.levinson 1 year ago

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Please let me drag my window

After years of Chrome, I'm giving up. I'm going back to Firefox but I see that in the latest version the tabs across the top prevent me from moving my window around (unle… (read more)

After years of Chrome, I'm giving up. I'm going back to Firefox but I see that in the latest version the tabs across the top prevent me from moving my window around (unless I go to the far upper right or left corner of the browser). WHY? I have a lot of tabs open, and I need to easily move the browser window around. I don't understand developing a browser that prevents it.

Please go back to letting us move the browser around more readily.

Hey thanks! Ivan

Asked by Ivan Dabbles 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Side Panel for Web Browsing

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome. I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel. Pa… (read more)

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome.

I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel.

Page to Popup extension is okay, but I'd like to be able to have multiple websites I can just click on to see the brief view in the web panel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Pokemonsaywut 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox 76.0.1 not playing embedded Twitter videos

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I… (read more)

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I did a clear history, cache & cookies and refreshed Firefox. I ran the apt update for Ubunto. It had been operating smoothly in the past. If I go to Twitter, it plays. It just goes blank when I click on the video embedded in the post.

Thank you for any assistance.

Asked by varices 2 years ago

Answered by varices 1 year ago

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Why can't I download PDF files anymore when Firefox opens them?

I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the d… (read more)

I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the download arrow, Firefox no longer downloads the pdf file... Nothing happens. I tried pressing print to pdf and that works. But takes much longer compared to just downloading, I would very much appreciate your help if we could fix this issue.

I didn't install any recent new addons or anything.

About Firefox says 76.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by dw.lavabit 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Custom hotkeys.

I've just switched to Firefox from Chrome and need to change some of the hotkeys to a more familiar setup. Also, another annoying thing I noticed, `cmd+b` opens up the Bo… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox from Chrome and need to change some of the hotkeys to a more familiar setup.

Also, another annoying thing I noticed, `cmd+b` opens up the Bookmarks sidebar, rather than bolden the text on a WYSIWYG editor on websites (i've installed FF v76.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS).

Asked by pr11 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to prevent a single tab from closing?

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9 How can I prevent a single tab from closing? I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the ac… (read more)

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9

How can I prevent a single tab from closing?

I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the active tab.

My understanding is that it is impossible to change keybindings in Firefox.

I thought an alternative might be to set Firefox to warn before closing a tab.

I had no luck in finding such an option.

Is there such an option?

If not, any other ideas?

Asked by tinker123 1 year ago

Answered by tinker123 1 year ago

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Prevent new window from hiding addons in toolbar

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons. In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolb… (read more)

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons.

In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true (following the solution provided in: question 1206512).

Previously, this was successful in ensuring that popup windows got the full toolbar, but now it has stopped working.

I'm not sure exactly which release this started with.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true.

2) Visit https://jeffersonscher.com/res/popit.html and follow the third link.

3) The window that pops up has no toolbar icons for the installed extensions.

Asked by pg_78 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago