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How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Disable the new address bar features in Firefox 77

Hi, I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work. I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it in… (read more)

Hi,

I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work.

I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it interferes with viewing the page, and it very much feels to me like change for the sake of change.

If someone can pass this on to whoever makes these unilateral decisions :

Don't make changes to the user interface that are not optional. How do they not understand that changing the UI for hundreds of millions of people is not a good idea?

So my question is, how do I disable the new urlbar "features" and return to a plain static one?

Asked by Deirdre Young 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Expanding Address Bar

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer app… (read more)

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer appears to be possible. Why do Mozilla insist on user no longer having that option. I seem no longer to be able to use Firefox. It seems to be the domain of the computer-tech savvy and not a browser for ordinary jerks like me who don't understand a word of the jargon and have difficulty following what seem to be simple tasks to other users. All I want to do is stop that irritating expanding address bar but it seems like I have to become a fully skilled coder just to be able to get into a regular-joe website. It's not what I signed up for. Help? Anybody...?

Asked by mckendrick 2 months ago

Last reply by plasmafire 2 months ago

Firefox doesn’t change back to light mode after dark mode

Has anyone experienced this issue? I have set Firefox for macOS to use the default theme in which uses the system colours. The system goes into dark mode without issue in… (read more)

Has anyone experienced this issue?

I have set Firefox for macOS to use the default theme in which uses the system colours.

The system goes into dark mode without issue in Firefox, however, Firefox fails to go back to light mode when the system goes back. Currently it is the only application that I have this trouble with and I can not workout what the issue is.

Tried reinstalling Firefox.

I haven't heard anyone else having this issue so now wondering if there is something uniquely wrong with my system or set-up?

I would be grateful for any ideas

Asked by apc 2 months ago

Last reply by user2657038 1 month ago

expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 2 months ago

Last reply by mckendrick 2 months ago

Home page doesn't load on startup

When my wife opens Firefox on our laptop computer her home page doesn't load. Mine works fine, and when I switched her home page to a different site it loaded. Its only… (read more)

When my wife opens Firefox on our laptop computer her home page doesn't load. Mine works fine, and when I switched her home page to a different site it loaded. Its only when her home page is set to Yahoo news. And when she clicks the home page icon it does load. Have tried deleting and resetting home page.

Asked by bill137 2 months ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 2 months ago

Firefox MegaBar

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one… (read more)

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one other update, it just assumes that people like it). I have tried using the userChrome.css file, but that didn't work. I have also tried going into about:config, which also didn't work. Is there any possible way to say 'I never want to see this megabar again in my life'? Or a way to tell the devs that it should NOT be a default option on new updates? Or a way to turn it off that will always be around, unlike the about:config deal? Any help would be great. I attached an image of the megabar.

Asked by cdr5of8 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Master Password

I want to change my Master password or remove it but I cant. If I try to uncheck the checkbox that says "Use a master password" It asks for the current password and when … (read more)

I want to change my Master password or remove it but I cant. If I try to uncheck the checkbox that says "Use a master password" It asks for the current password and when I enter it and click OK nothing changes. When I try to change the password, after typing in the old and the new passwords and clicking OK. I get an "Unable to change password" pop-up.

Asked by mohannad_m 2 months ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 2 months ago

CHANGE BACK THE URL BAR

Please change back the URL bar ever since it was added a month ago or whenever it has been SO annoying. I'm about to change browsers because I cannot stand it anymore. It… (read more)

Please change back the URL bar ever since it was added a month ago or whenever it has been SO annoying. I'm about to change browsers because I cannot stand it anymore. It is visually unattractive and obnoxious looking.

Also, highlighted text in it is a blue font color with no highlight. Why is this different from every other Windows program?? It is not easy to tell that text is highlighted. It should be HIGHLIGHTED blue with a white font color.

Asked by Jadis 2 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 4 weeks ago

Moving my passwords from old profile to profile in a newer version of firefox

Dear community, Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and k… (read more)

Dear community,

Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and key4.db files like it says here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_passwords. but it still doesn't seem to show my passwords in the new Firefox version when I look in the preferences. I did happen to notice that the key file version is named 'key3.db' in the old profile whereas the corresponding file in the new profile is 'key4.db'. I don't think they're compatible. My question is can I move my passwords from the old profile to the new profile in Firefox v 77.01? Please can you tell me if I can do it offline/locally like this? I don't want to do it with Firefox sync. I'm currently having problems signing into Firefox sync so that isn't an option.

Kind regards,

Matt

Asked by mdv.fox 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Restore old style address bar

Hi, I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following sett… (read more)

Hi,

I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following settings to false;


   browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
   browser.urlbar.update1
   browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
   browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

I'm not sure if something updated between last night's shutdown and this morning's bootup but the ugly giant bar is back again and when I checked those settings in config they're all set to false. I tried toggling them true to false again but I can't get the old style bar back. I don't really want to revert to an older version as I know that's not secure. Does anyone have a way to get the bar back to how it used to be or is it time to use another browser?

Thanks!

Asked by heinekenmacaroni 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Change Address bar Color using userChrome.css

Hello, in the image attached you can see that the url has 2 different colors. Im wondering how i can change the color of the "pink" text. I know that i can change the whi… (read more)

Hello,

in the image attached you can see that the url has 2 different colors. Im wondering how i can change the color of the "pink" text.

I know that i can change the white color using this code here:

  1. urlbar {

color: #ffffff !important; }

but what about to not highlighted text?

Asked by kevin.kllaus 2 months ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 2 months ago

Trend Micro Add-on for Windows 10

Recently as of two (2) updates ago the Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on is no longer available. Is this an oversight? Would like to have Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on back onl… (read more)

Recently as of two (2) updates ago the Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on is no longer available. Is this an oversight? Would like to have Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on back online, thanks!

Asked by Golden Ratio 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Lockup followed by Refresh prompt

This has happened several times over the last few weeks. I'll be using Firefox with 8-12 tabs open, or even far less, and then suddenly I cannot select any of the tabs. … (read more)

This has happened several times over the last few weeks. I'll be using Firefox with 8-12 tabs open, or even far less, and then suddenly I cannot select any of the tabs. I click on them, and nothing happens. Video and audio will keep playing, but I cannot select anything.

So at this point I quit it, it closes fine, and when I launch it again it prompts me to either start in safe mode or to refresh. I have to restart the PC to get it to launch Firefox normally again.

The only extension I use is uBlock origin.

Asked by zen 1 month ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 month ago

Browser.urlbar.maxRichResults command not work at new URL bar?

So this value at my settings is 10. But when i click in the url bar shows only 8 saved page. Changing this value no effect anymore. How can i set to show again 10 saved p… (read more)

So this value at my settings is 10. But when i click in the url bar shows only 8 saved page. Changing this value no effect anymore. How can i set to show again 10 saved page?

Asked by dency01 2 months ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 2 months ago

What are the best ways to copy existing settings to a new profile?

Hi, I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser. Debugging advice often involves ""saf… (read more)

Hi,

I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser.

Debugging advice often involves ""safe" mode," which disables some safety and accessibility tools, or "refresh Firefox," or otherwise using new profiles, which require me to set up the safety and accessibility tools before I can do anything. (For example, by default Firefox uses blinking cursors, autoscroll, and smooth scrolling, all of which trigger my migraines.)

In the past I've sometimes copied specific items, or cleared out a new profile folder and copied everything from an already-set-up profile folder.

Are there better or worse ways to copy bookmarks, saved passwords, about:config settings, user css, add-ons, and add-on settings?

(The previous time I asked this, I somehow got diverted to the wrong forum.)

Asked by MarjaE 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Increase history amount when clicked on the History Menu

Hi..... My Monitor it's 32" x 4K, so I need to Increase (a lot) the amount of History after I clicked on the History Menu. For me a value between 30 and 50 would be grea… (read more)

Hi..... My Monitor it's 32" x 4K, so I need to Increase (a lot) the amount of History after I clicked on the History Menu.

For me a value between 30 and 50 would be great

see the image to be clear

Thanks

(I turned about:config and found nothing about it)

https://i.ibb.co/BBNrFFV/Anota-o-2020-06-28-230345.png

Asked by tomson 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Malwarebytes reports Firefox.exe as a trojan attempting to contact a separately reported bad IP address

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address 167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/), which apparently mi… (read more)

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address

167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/),

which apparently might be bad?

Interestingly, the above urlhaus link initially reported the hit on the IP address per a Pascal Geenens (@geenensp on twitter) who writes for a security blog at

Thanks to any and all who might be able to help!

-Log Details- Protection Event Date: 6/4/20 Protection Event Time: 4:18 PM Log File: 920f76a0-a6a0-11ea-9633-00ffc7e81200.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.1.0.56 Components Version: 1.0.920 Update Package Version: 1.0.25022 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.836) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: IP Address: 167.71.99.170 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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Asked by thompson.g 2 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 weeks ago