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Keyboard Shortcuts don't work on a mac.

Hello. I like to end my text conversations with this cute little fish: <{~~< But it's quite difficult to type on a desktop, so I made a shortcut to it in my mac OS,… (read more)

Hello. I like to end my text conversations with this cute little fish: <{~~< But it's quite difficult to type on a desktop, so I made a shortcut to it in my mac OS, by typing pf. It works everywhere on my machine but on firefox, which is my preferred browser for chatting, so it's the only time I really need to use it. It's a serious buzzkil, especially since it SHOULD WORK, but doesn't. Can anyone help? I'm on a brand new machine, with a brand new (June 29 2020) download of Firefox with the french canadian language pack installed (it didn't work before I put the language pack on either).

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Stormvyse 2 days ago

Fix address bar in Firefox Beta (78.0.0 beta 1, feeback/feature request)

Once upon a time, Firefox used to offer a setting that permitted either maintaining visibility of the address bar or auto hiding it. This ability seems to have been remov… (read more)

Once upon a time, Firefox used to offer a setting that permitted either maintaining visibility of the address bar or auto hiding it. This ability seems to have been removed now. And while the previous versions on Firefox Beta had a fixed address bar (prior to 2nd July 2020), the recent 78.0.0 beta 1 update has the address bar bouncing up an down... 1) it irritates me (I don't like stuff randomly bouncing around my screen) 2) it means I don't get to change the website address when I tap the bottom of the screen but get whatever links present itself on the website site...

There may be people who like an auto-hiding address bar, I don't. It is annoying and distracting. The solution is to make the auto-hide feature an optional setting the way it has been in the past. Let the user choose. In addition, this might then also re-enable my keyboard scroll which miss.

The tab view has changed too... - I'm not sure if I like the change (first impression negative, second view more positive - I do like the close all tabs button, at least that makes life easier) - however this is a different topic and lets see how it develops.

PS: I cannot seem to find the ideal place for feeback/a feature request brwosing this site on a phone... Or is there no dedicated channel??

Asked by detlevcm 10 hours ago

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fix background color

Using Options>Colors>I changed the background to "Black" and left the font "White", which was the default. I wanted ONLY the BLANK homepage black. I have a dark the… (read more)

Using Options>Colors>I changed the background to "Black" and left the font "White", which was the default. I wanted ONLY the BLANK homepage black. I have a dark theme made by MaDonna. Immediately something altered, FF blinked (so to speak) and next ALL pages are a black background, including ALL webpages. Using FF instructions, I got back to a white blank homepage, but all the webpages have remained black. I've tried every combination (shown on your instruction page) to get back to a "white" background on the webpages. The "Always," "Never," only on ?? themes, clearing cache, returning to defaults, & I can still change the BLANK HOMEPAGE to either black or white, but nothing changes the webpages back to their normal views - white backgrounds. The only thing I haven't done is remove all cookies, because I truly do not want to do that.

Asked by acartriana 5 months ago

Answered by crankygoat 5 months ago

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delete all saved passwords in password manager with one click

hey guys, there doesn't seem to be an option for this. is there? if there is, I can't find it. see attached image for what I'm doing now. as it stands now, I have to … (read more)

hey guys,

there doesn't seem to be an option for this. is there? if there is, I can't find it. see attached image for what I'm doing now. as it stands now, I have to manually push the DELETE button one time for every entry that is in that window for saved passwords. there has to be a better way to do this to get rid of all of them! can you guys help me with this?

Asked by Adam 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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How do I get back pocket in firefox?

I have the pocket app installed. I used to find the pocket button and use it successfully to add pages to pocket before. But now, the button disappeared. I followed the g… (read more)

I have the pocket app installed. I used to find the pocket button and use it successfully to add pages to pocket before. But now, the button disappeared. I followed the guideline to re-enable it under "about:config, but I can't find the "pocket" entry. I re-started firefox, no change.

I checked in google play, firefox is updated to the latest. I have no pocket related add-on installed. I had one before, but I removed since the pocket site mentions some add-ons may pose a problem.

Please, help. I have a suspicion the latest firefox update broke the pocket integration.

Thank you in advance

Cheers

Asked by informix 5 months ago

Answered by Seburo 5 months ago

How to make the Start Page dark or black

In Firefox 74, I would like to make the default start page dark. Plugins will not work for this, and an I have not seen, option in the settings. I searched and I didn't s… (read more)

In Firefox 74, I would like to make the default start page dark. Plugins will not work for this, and an I have not seen, option in the settings. I searched and I didn't see anyone ask this specific question. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Mirai Chan 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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custom install script for Firefox?

I find that I dislike many of the standard installation configurations. I'm a tech and install Firefox to get users away from those "other" browsers. But there's too mu… (read more)

I find that I dislike many of the standard installation configurations. I'm a tech and install Firefox to get users away from those "other" browsers. But there's too much I don't like and it takes me too long to reconfigure each new installation.

So... I'd love to have a configuration script or something that could be run with the Firefox installer, full one if necessary, that would do all the tweaks I do after a new installation.

Examples. Remove all the extra stuff in the area to the right of the address bar. Leave and change download arrow to NOT hide when not currently used. (Who thought of that should be fired). Put old bookmarks icon back in place of other one. Remove the blank spaces on each side of the address bar.

And configure non-default options such as ask where to download instead of default to downloads, load previous tabs on startup, set default home page, disable password remembering, etc.

And, ideally allow installation of add-ons I always utilize like Bitwarden password manager (much preferred to Firefox's storing them), and Adblock Plus.

Any chance of any of this becoming available? Really don't want to use one of the screen recording/macro programs to do it.

Thanks.

Asked by firefoxmozillaaccounts 4 weeks ago

Answered by firefoxmozillaaccounts 3 weeks ago

Settings revert when Thunderbird is reset

Thunderbird recently updated itself, and notified me of changes to the software; the About dialog says it is on version 68.9.0 (32-bit) and I am unsure what the version n… (read more)

Thunderbird recently updated itself, and notified me of changes to the software; the About dialog says it is on version 68.9.0 (32-bit) and I am unsure what the version number was before the update.

After the update, the default text mode when composing a message is set to Paragraph, and I would like it to be at (and stay at) Body Text. [Support article] shows how to change the settings, via Options > Options > Composition > General and then unticking 'Use Paragraph format instead of Body Text by default'.

This works well, but the setting is reset to a ticked box whenever Thunderbird is restarted.

Presumably this behaviour is a regression and the setting should be persistent from session to session. Otherwise, what's the point of a Settings panel if they need to be changed every time?

Asked by episanty 1 week ago

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Screen gestures and basic ergonomics

Its been difficult using Firefox lately due to increasing screen size of devices, hard to reach top edhe for tab switch after pressing home and back keys etc. I have a su… (read more)

Its been difficult using Firefox lately due to increasing screen size of devices, hard to reach top edhe for tab switch after pressing home and back keys etc. I have a suggestion to please incorporate some simple gestures which should atleast assisit in quick tab switching.

Wanted to know if screen gestures will ever be officially released?

Asked by mdazam911 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 6 days ago

Why does my search engine keep defaulting to Yahoo!?

In preferences I removed all other search engine except Duck Duck Go and set that as my default, but it seems to keep defaulting back to yahoo!. It never used to do this.… (read more)

In preferences I removed all other search engine except Duck Duck Go and set that as my default, but it seems to keep defaulting back to yahoo!. It never used to do this. Any idea why/how to get it to just stay on Duck Duck Go?

Asked by jessicastokey 1 week ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

Adding filter with Tools > Message Filter does not update underlying msgFilterRules.dat file

Every time I add a filter with Tools > Message Filter, the filter appears in the Thunderbird menu but not in the underlying msgFilterRules.dat file. When I restart Thu… (read more)

Every time I add a filter with Tools > Message Filter, the filter appears in the Thunderbird menu but not in the underlying msgFilterRules.dat file. When I restart Thunderbird, the filter is also gone from the Thunderbird menu (not in Thunderbird menu anymore, and still not in the underlying msgFilterRules.dat).

(I am using a symbolic link to a msgFilterRules.dat file in a folder that I sync with another computer, but that doesn't seem to be the problem; when I stop doing that, and use a "normal, fixed, local" msgFilterRules file, the problem persists).

Anyone any idea what could cause this behaviour?

Thanks a lot!

Asked by Misha 1 week ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 5 days ago

BCC all recipients on email lists

For a few years we had BCC all recipients in a third-party product. It was great because it respected good netiquette. It went away under a release a couple of years ago.… (read more)

For a few years we had BCC all recipients in a third-party product. It was great because it respected good netiquette. It went away under a release a couple of years ago. I have a number of lists that I send emails to regularly. When I open a list and click on "Write" it would be very helpful if I could click a box to BCC all recipients. Then, I would not be exposing all email addresses to each other. Having to BCC each one at a time on a large list is a huge pain. This is a simple fix that users would really appreciate.

Asked by sidman1 1 week ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 week ago

Yahoo has hijacked search engines on Firefox

Yahoo has hijacked all search engines on Firefox and none of the solutions offered work. I have set Google in my preferences, followed all the steps etc. Even bookmarked … (read more)

Yahoo has hijacked all search engines on Firefox and none of the solutions offered work. I have set Google in my preferences, followed all the steps etc. Even bookmarked Google search -- still get hijacked. What to do aside from abandon Firefox (preferred) to Chrome (supported by my institution, reliable, but - Google)

Asked by eshoshkes 1 week ago

Last reply by eshoshkes 6 days ago

I need to disable the "Help" option in the main menu.

I am running Public Fox 77.01 as an add on in our school district because it enables me to keep students from by passing our proxy. They discovered that all they have to … (read more)

I am running Public Fox 77.01 as an add on in our school district because it enables me to keep students from by passing our proxy. They discovered that all they have to go to "Help" and "Restart with add-ons Disabled". They can then select "No Proxy" and get anywhere they desire. I need to disable the "Help" option in the main menu.

Asked by chokyandriana 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

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No way to revoke Twitter's permission to send notifications

The Twitter website is sending notifications through Firefox preview. In the browser version of Firefox, there would be a setting to revoke the websites ability to send n… (read more)

The Twitter website is sending notifications through Firefox preview. In the browser version of Firefox, there would be a setting to revoke the websites ability to send notifications, but it appears there's no such option in Firefox Preview.

Asked by blazingkin 6 days ago

Answered by kbrosnan 6 days ago

Overflow Menu Breaks How Add-ons Are Displayed

Most of my add-ons placed in the overflow menu are not showing up as they should. They do show up correct when they are placed in the toolbar but they break when placed i… (read more)

Most of my add-ons placed in the overflow menu are not showing up as they should. They do show up correct when they are placed in the toolbar but they break when placed in the overflow menu. Is there a fix for that ?

Asked by .tommygun. 6 days ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 days ago