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Icons have just become smaller with a WIDE white space after update - can it be reversed?

Firefox was working well - and unfortunately I had forgotten to switch updates off. Now display settings on some pages are really grim from a "not great eyesight and now … (read more)

Firefox was working well - and unfortunately I had forgotten to switch updates off. Now display settings on some pages are really grim from a "not great eyesight and now things are tinier" point of view.

I use Protopage (custom home page with news etc) and if you open a second tab, it allows you to have a selection of Icons each with a regularly used link. It still works, but after FF upgraded itself, the image in the tile has shrunk to a fraction of the original size - and is now surrounded by a thick border of white (with rounded edges of course).

Is there a "high vis" option which simply removes wasted white space which seems to have just been added at the expense of clarity?

Is there a way to either revert to a previous version OR to undo the visual messing about they have decided we all must want? If so, please let me know, as this "let's change something to make it harder to see", approach is a bit annoying.

Alas I cannot do a "before" image, but the "after" one is shown, complete with my efforts to explain what has changed.

Any guidance on either reversing the update or switching of the "shrink image and surround with large white border" geratfully received please.

Many thanks.

Asked by Guy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Pocket section of homepage can't be collapsed anymore?

I keep the "Recommended by Pocket" section collapsed throughout most of the workday to prevent distractions when opening new tabs. Recently I've found the section can't b… (read more)

I keep the "Recommended by Pocket" section collapsed throughout most of the workday to prevent distractions when opening new tabs. Recently I've found the section can't be collapsed anymore. I know that I can disable Pocket on the homepage, but I don't want to do that. I still want it available for me to take breaks or when I'm finishing up with something. The collapse feature was ideal for me.

This may sound petty, but it's a real issue. I would rather stop using Pocket than let it distract me all day. I could write a bookmarklet to deal with it, but not everyone has that option.

Is there still any way to toggle this section? If not, why was this feature removed, and can this feature be brought back?

Asked by c cole 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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New Firefox 89.0 64 bit - How To Move Tabs Below Bookmarks Please

I just opened Firefox and discovered that version 89.0 is installed. I would like to know how to move the tab bar down below the bookmarks bar like I have always used in … (read more)

I just opened Firefox and discovered that version 89.0 is installed. I would like to know how to move the tab bar down below the bookmarks bar like I have always used in Firefox.

Thank you for any help.

Asked by bob245 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Hate (HATE) new appearance of FF after 89.0 update.

After updating to 89.0 the appearance of FF is horrendous. that light coloring, change of tabs, and etc. I want to revert to the color schemes I have before. How do I do … (read more)

After updating to 89.0 the appearance of FF is horrendous. that light coloring, change of tabs, and etc. I want to revert to the color schemes I have before. How do I do that? It is so ugly, I will seriously go back to Google Chrome if I cannot; and that is a huge statement coming from me.

Asked by Raubhautz 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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No speaker icon after updating to 89.0 on Windows 10

After updating to 89.0 on Windows 10, I don't see a speaker icon on the tab that's currently playing audio unless I hover over the tab. In to previous releases, any tab … (read more)

After updating to 89.0 on Windows 10, I don't see a speaker icon on the tab that's currently playing audio unless I hover over the tab. In to previous releases, any tab that was playing audio had a speaker icon that showed you which tab(s) are playing.

Asked by JK 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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FF 89.0 bookmarks

I REALLY dislike the new bookmark pull-down feature, which has larger fonts and far too much space between bookmarks. Now I have to scroll (for which I can't use the mous… (read more)

I REALLY dislike the new bookmark pull-down feature, which has larger fonts and far too much space between bookmarks. Now I have to scroll (for which I can't use the mouse) to get to the bottom of a long bookmark list. I prefer older versions.

How may I change the appearance of this feature?

Asked by trbrer011 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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My search box doesn't work after firefox upgraded yesterday

When I go to do a search, as soon as I type in a letter, it jumps up to the address bar exposing past searches and all, and makes me do my search in the address bar, with… (read more)

When I go to do a search, as soon as I type in a letter, it jumps up to the address bar exposing past searches and all, and makes me do my search in the address bar, with my history exposed to everyone in the room which invades my privacy. How can I correct this to the way it used to be that when I searched it stayed in the search box unless I needed to used the url when I wanted to. Very surprised this started happening with the new upgrade. Can I go back to the last upgrade?

Asked by CrawfordJ 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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HTTPS-Only Mode interferes with Automatic proxy configuration URL settings?

I'm an old Firefox user. Thank you for excellent Browser! However, I've seen some bad things in Firefox 89, so I'll report it. After upgrading Firefox to 89, access from… (read more)

I'm an old Firefox user. Thank you for excellent Browser!

However, I've seen some bad things in Firefox 89, so I'll report it. After upgrading Firefox to 89, access from behind the proxy no longer reaches all addresses beyond the firewall. I noticed that the page opens correctly when I play around with the settings, which is related to the HTTPS-Only Mode and Automatic proxy configuration URL settings. I specify the address of "http:" in the Automatic proxy configuration URL. In that case, if HTTP-Only Mode is ON, it seems that the proxy configuration file cannot be read correctly. When I turned off HTTP-Only Mode and reloaded again, the page was displayed correctly. Alternatively, I can give up the specification in the Automatic proxy configuration URL and switch to the manual specification. That said, before 89, all settings were displayed correctly, so I think it was a trigger for the change in 89. Is there anything you can think of? Is such a phenomenon happening in other people?

Asked by m-ina 1 year ago

Answered by m-ina 1 year ago

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Where is the video downloader helper icon in the latest version?

Hello, until yesterday, I had the video downloader helper icon on the right hand side of my top list of sites near my Firefox account icon. Now in the 89.02 version, it's… (read more)

Hello, until yesterday, I had the video downloader helper icon on the right hand side of my top list of sites near my Firefox account icon. Now in the 89.02 version, it's gone so I can't download directly movie trailers for example. How do I put that icon back on around there? Thanks Luc

Asked by CL 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Revert curved tabs to square tabs after new update (89.0)

I recently updated Firefox to version 89.0 which made my tabs curved rather than square/blocky. Is there any method to revert the look of my tabs? This is strictly for ae… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox to version 89.0 which made my tabs curved rather than square/blocky. Is there any method to revert the look of my tabs? This is strictly for aesthetic purposes.

Asked by bobbotboy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Menus have Larger font and large space between items. How to reset all menus back to the settings used prior to version 89.0?

Windows 10 OS Firefox version 89.0 Issue effecting all menus. Larger font and large space between items in drop down menu. After update to the current version, click on … (read more)

Windows 10 OS Firefox version 89.0 Issue effecting all menus. Larger font and large space between items in drop down menu.

After update to the current version, click on eg: 'Bookmarks' and all bookmarks are listed. However, the font size has increased and there is a significant gap between each bookmark. This means a load of top level bookmarks are not instantly visible until you extend.

This problem is effecting all drop down Menus from the 'Menu Bar', but not the 'Menu Bar' itself and that also includes the 'Menu app icon (3 horizontal lines)'.

I have a large screen/monitor using 1920 x1080, it allows me to display many windows at once, so this must look really bad on anything smaller. I do not need extra scrolling or additional clicking etc as it only increases RSD issues. I do not have any sight issues.

How can I reset all menus back to the settings used prior to version 89.0 so that it looks normal?

Or is this a bug? I cannot believe this was actually by design.

Cheers for any help. It's driving me potty.

Asked by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to resize bookmarks font?

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size o… (read more)

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size or something changed and I can't see everything all at once on my screen. I don't have the time or energy right now to even think about trying to reorganise it all. Is there a way I can lower the font size or something to get back the space I lost?

Update - 16th Sept - Problem is back again with the latest firefox update

Asked by Disaster Area 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sharing a link via airdrop

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared… (read more)

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared and, although I read here that I could do that by right clicking the page, the option for SHARE does not appear. Can you please explain how to do this now? (I use a Mac).

Asked by findmariag 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Tab size in new Firefox update

Hi, Firefox has just updated itself on my laptop and the tab size is now too big. It just feels like a huge strip of the top of the screen is now being wasted. Is ther… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox has just updated itself on my laptop and the tab size is now too big. It just feels like a huge strip of the top of the screen is now being wasted. Is there a way to reduce the size of the tabs?

Thanks.

Asked by andystewart139 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Can I recover my history with FF Sync?

I accidentally deleted a huge chunk of my history with "delete page/forget about this site", fat fingers! Is it possible to recover this history using sync? thanks … (read more)

I accidentally deleted a huge chunk of my history with "delete page/forget about this site", fat fingers! Is it possible to recover this history using sync?

thanks

Asked by hurinsbane 1 year ago

Answered by hurinsbane 1 year ago