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Want to get rid of "This time, search with" option in address bar

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used… (read more)

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used to just provide search suggestions from my list of bookmarks, but now below the list of search options is a separate segment with "This time, search with:" followed by multiple icons--in my case, Google (my default browser), bookmarks, tabs, history, and settings. And you know how when you're sometimes typing something you want to find and the desired result is toward the bottom of the list, so instead of pressing the down arrow key to get to it, you press the up arrow to start from the end…well now, when I try that on the address bar, it cycles through each icon before letting me get to the list's end.

I know it sounds like a petty complaint, but it's annoying and inconvenient to have to do it each and every time since it's habitual to cycle from top to bottom or vice versa on basically every other search bar. I went the route of "Settings > Options > Search > Search Shortcuts" to see if I could get rid of these icons, but just like how it doesn't let you get rid of search engines when you only have one on the list, it doesn't give you an option to remove these superfluous icons.

These Mozilla dumbasses seem to lack foresight and/or consideration with the way they limit user preferences. Can anybody give me any alternative solutions? Please spare me the snide answers like "switch to Chrome" (already considering it). If there's a way to simply circumvent these icons in the address bar rather than getting rid of them entirely, that would be more that enough: I just don't know how to go about it. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my submission/rant.

Asked by xcutsy 11 months ago

Answered by Standard8 10 months ago

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my headset stopped working with Firefox, but ok with Chrome

Suddendly the audio stopped coming from my headset, so I thought it was a problem with the headset itself, but then it works flawlessly with Chrome. How/where can I solve… (read more)

Suddendly the audio stopped coming from my headset, so I thought it was a problem with the headset itself, but then it works flawlessly with Chrome. How/where can I solve this problem? I hear the audio on my computer and not on the headset, but only if I use Firefox.

Asked by PaulaDesk 11 months ago

Answered by mutasim.haleem 11 months ago

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Change default bookmark location to "other" instead of most recently used folder

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.… (read more)

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.1. for Ubuntu). Currently, the default save behavior is for bookmarks to save to the most recent folder you've picked. My preferred behavior would be for all bookmarks to save to "Other bookmarks" until I can file them away later.

Asked by reginakbuhl 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Cannot play videos on Amazon/Netflix

Unable to play any videos on Amazon/Netflix. Just says Video unavailable. The same videos play just fine on Safari. Using a Mac Air M1. After some investigation, it looks… (read more)

Unable to play any videos on Amazon/Netflix. Just says Video unavailable. The same videos play just fine on Safari. Using a Mac Air M1.

After some investigation, it looks like the OpenH264 is not downloading (OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly.) Widevine is installed on the other hand.

Asked by 91sanjay 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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IRS DENIES ACCESS TO THEIR REFUND STATUS SITE

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site wit… (read more)

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site without success. I can get into irs.gov, but am unsuccessful in accessing the refund status site after entering required input data. The issue has occurred only this past week.

I'm unaware of IRS issues causing this problem.

Have not had this issue on any other sites; and I have successful retrieved data in prior years.

I am not saving any sign on protocols with the irs or any other sites.

Running Windows 10. Thanks for any help. BTW I did get refund information using the telephone, but I want to ensure there's not a hidden conflict of some sort with FireFox. Thanks for any help.

Asked by firefoxwag 11 months ago

Answered by firefoxwag 11 months ago

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Bookmarks Separators

Out of curiousity when right clicking on my list of bookmarks I clicked the option 'add a new separator'. Now that I can see what the option does I want to remove the sep… (read more)

Out of curiousity when right clicking on my list of bookmarks I clicked the option 'add a new separator'. Now that I can see what the option does I want to remove the separator, but can't see how to do it. Can anyone help, please?

Asked by bweverett 12 months ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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hyperlinks in pdf file

Why can't I click the hyperlinks in a PDF file. I have to copy/paste the links, In Opera I click and go directly to the required site. Therefore I am using Opera for the… (read more)

Why can't I click the hyperlinks in a PDF file. I have to copy/paste the links, In Opera I click and go directly to the required site. Therefore I am using Opera for the moment.

Asked by boykuperus 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Can't Access County Website. Get SSL not supported message.

Have always been able to access county dept. of public health website but now get the following message: SSL Not Supported Error 29 publichealth.lacounty.gov 2021-02-08 … (read more)

Have always been able to access county dept. of public health website but now get the following message:

SSL Not Supported Error 29 publichealth.lacounty.gov 2021-02-08 18:48:35 UTC

Am able to access website using IE and Chrome. Any suggestions about how to fix problem? Thanks.

Asked by mjo1971 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar "Only Show on New Tab" option not working

If i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Always Show, everything works fine, the toolbar is displayed all the time. Now, if i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Only Show on New… (read more)

If i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Always Show, everything works fine, the toolbar is displayed all the time. Now, if i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Only Show on New Tab the toolbar is not displayed anywhere. You can't see it in the new tab or the current tab.

I tested it with FF 85.0.2 (64-bit) and with FF Developer Editition 86.0b9 (64-bit)

I am attaching a VideoGIF to show the problem

Asked by dev/null 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Cannot find "Forms and Autofill" section in options, need to autofill credit cards

I want to save my credit cards in Firefox, but I cannot find the option this article refers to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill I only have "log… (read more)

I want to save my credit cards in Firefox, but I cannot find the option this article refers to:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill

I only have "logins and passwords" there, not "forms and auto-fill".

Am I missing something? Does Firefox even save credit cards for international users or not?

Thanks!

Asked by Zeeshan 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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How do I restore Firefox to a previous state from Time Machine?

Somehow I managed to lose all of my windows, search history, addins, etc. It would appear that a new profile was created. I tried about:profiles and selecting the old pro… (read more)

Somehow I managed to lose all of my windows, search history, addins, etc. It would appear that a new profile was created. I tried about:profiles and selecting the old profile (1.4GB) but while FIrefox starts, the places.sqlite file is now place.sqlite.corrupt. I followed the Mozilla instructions to try to fix the sqlite file but that did not help. I restored the full Firefox Application Support folder from Time Machine but that also starts with a fresh profile and selecting the old one gets me to a corrupt places.sqlite file. Given that I have TIme Machine backups, Is there no way to get back to a previous state with my windows, history, addins, etc. I am faced with losing a lot of work if I can't get back to where I was at least since a recent backup.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.

Asked by irafuchs 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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How to disable url loading notification in bottom left

Hi, Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the b… (read more)

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the browser?

I'm using an OLED and am trying to disable as many re-current static objects as possible. In my 25 years of web browsing I've never found this to be a useful feature so I'd rather it be disabled.

I can't seem to find any settings pertaining to it and all the info I can find on disabling is quite old and doesn't seem to be accurate anymore.

Any tips would be very appreciated.

Asked by the.blind.artist 12 months ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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Disabling the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen - old method doesn't work

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this… (read more)

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this line

  1. fullscr-toggler { display:none !important; }

in userChrome.css and enabling userChrome.css at about:config page. However it stopped working for me. I am currently with Firefox 85.0.

Asked by udibner 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Add-Ons in Private Browsing?

I have a few add-ons installed in Firefox (85.0.1, 64-bit, under Windows 10, 1909), but when I open a Private Browsing window, I can no longer access them. True, they ar… (read more)

I have a few add-ons installed in Firefox (85.0.1, 64-bit, under Windows 10, 1909), but when I open a Private Browsing window, I can no longer access them. True, they are still there and can be seen listed under Menu/Add-ons, but I don't see how to control them there, only enable or disable them.

If I want to use NoScript (for example) in a Private Browsing window, how do I set Firefox up to do that? -- jclarkw

Asked by jclarkw 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Firefox still thinks I'm not in the UK after using VPN

Hello Recently I bought Nordic VPN and since I connected to one of its servers abroad, Firefox still thinks I'm outside the UK, even if I've switched to UK servers and ev… (read more)

Hello

Recently I bought Nordic VPN and since I connected to one of its servers abroad, Firefox still thinks I'm outside the UK, even if I've switched to UK servers and even if I turn it off. So now I can't watch BBC iplayer.

I looked at other simliar threads but none of the solutions I read there works. I've cleared cache, switched to offline mode and online mode again, etc. Nothing.

I'm on Windows 10, 64-bit, desktop browser. Any tips on how to solve this would be great.

Best Aris

Asked by arism74 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago