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Background color and update choice!

I am disappointed with the background change with updates. The last time I updated Firefox, I had to do a system recovery to revert back. Then another person expressed … (read more)

I am disappointed with the background change with updates. The last time I updated Firefox, I had to do a system recovery to revert back. Then another person expressed concerns with a new version taking control over updating. Why don't you have updates that give you options to choose the background color and who decides if and when you update? I will not update Firefox under these conditions. And I don't want to spend half a day trying to change my background back to white, and especially if would have to do that with every update. Like I have to change my printing options when I do updates! I have been so happy with Firefox for the last 20 yrs. or so, until all of this. Please make this more user friendly and optional.

Asked by hotkats4 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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How to Turn Off Data Collection in Mozilla VPN

Hey there, When first opening the MozillaVPN app (in Linux) it gave me to option to consent or decline to data collection of technical information. I consented but would … (read more)

Hey there,

When first opening the MozillaVPN app (in Linux) it gave me to option to consent or decline to data collection of technical information. I consented but would like to decline/turn it off. I know how to do this for the Firefox browser, through the settings and privacy tab; however, I'm having trouble finding a way to turn off / opt-out for MozillaVPN.

Thanks!

(I'm asking this question in this Firefox forum because I was unable to make a new post in the MozillaVPN forum.)

Asked by crabbybabbler 1 year ago

Answered by edubon 1 year ago

problem with changing the volume of one card

Why can't I change the volume in one tab? During a meeting, for example, the radio is on, and it is much louder than the meeting, and you cannot adjust the volume of a si… (read more)

Why can't I change the volume in one tab? During a meeting, for example, the radio is on, and it is much louder than the meeting, and you cannot adjust the volume of a single tab. This is very bothersome, not only in the above case. These pages determine the volume themselves. Some have regulations on the site, but not always. I am very tired of this problem. Are there any ways to change the volume of a given tab?

Asked by fabiw1 4 months ago

Last reply by fabiw1 4 months ago

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Refreshing page on Firefox Android by dragging down the viewport.

Hello, Is there a way to refresh a page on Firefox for Android by dragging down the viewport? I use it all the time on Opera for Android and it's really helpful. Wonderin… (read more)

Hello,

Is there a way to refresh a page on Firefox for Android by dragging down the viewport?

I use it all the time on Opera for Android and it's really helpful.

Wondering if you can enable that option or where to request that feature for a new version of the browser.

Thank you!

Asked by Andy C. 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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The display turns on when a push notification is received

When a push notification is received, the display turns on (via DPMS). Is it possible to get rid of this behavior? Is there some configuration option in Firefox in about:… (read more)

When a push notification is received, the display turns on (via DPMS). Is it possible to get rid of this behavior? Is there some configuration option in Firefox in about:config? I can't exclude that it's not Firefox doing this, but I'm guessing it is.

Asked by zostajekni 7 months ago

Last reply by zostajekni 7 months ago

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An extension installed globally for all users (in /usr/share/mozilla/extensions) does not load for an unobvious reason

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozil… (read more)

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/. All extensions load normally, except Auto Tab Discard. When running firefox with the -jsconsole option, I see what the screenshot shows (the message "Invalid addon ID"). But the installation to user profile is successful. I add the extension ID to manifest.json, and get the following output in the console: addons.xpi-utils WARN addMetadata: Add-on {c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} is invalid: Error: File /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} does not contain a valid manifest(resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:669:11) What can go wrong?

System: Debian 11 (bullseye) Firefox version: 91.4.1esr (amd64)

If you need any other information, please ask, I will write it down.

Asked by zostajekni 7 months ago

Answered by zostajekni 7 months ago

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cannot log into youtube, gmail, or google

Ever since updating to the most recent version of Firefox, I cannot log into anything related to Google. I can enter my username and password but the "next" or "log in" b… (read more)

Ever since updating to the most recent version of Firefox, I cannot log into anything related to Google. I can enter my username and password but the "next" or "log in" button or whatever it's called doesn't work at all. The cursor remains as an "arrow" when you hover it over the appropriate button to login and never allows you to click on anything. It's like this regardless if I am logging into YouTube, Google, or Gmail. Other websites could be affected...I don't know. The only way I can access my accounts is to downgrade Firefox to version 90.0.1. Everything seemed to work fine before this last version. I've been using version 90.0.1 for a few days now out of desperation since the most recent version doesn't work. I tried updating just now and even though the update went fine, I still couldn't log in to YouTube or Google.

I just realized too that I cannot access my Microsoft account. When I try to log in, it accepts my credentials but then takes me to the Office 365 Login page as if I never logged in and not to my mailbox. This does not happen on Edge. I don't want to use Edge but between this and the problems with YouTube/Google, I am not seeing many options here.

I'm running Firefox on Windows 10 Pro v1809 64bit.

On a side note: Why does Firefox have to update so much? You guys update this thing and nothing's changed except at times like this when things don't work. That's the only difference I see. I wish you would just stop. Stop having updates every time we turn around---ESPECIALLY if nothing different is happening with the browser. I've used Firefox since it was in a version somewhere in the teens or twenties and honestly, I can't see many differences. This is very much true for the past 20 versions of the browser. I mean... we have 95 primary versions of a browser, not to mention the individual subversions. It's really a hassle.

Asked by gdcarlson1975 8 months ago

Answered by gdcarlson1975 7 months ago

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Deleting a folder in history removes every history of the website

Why does this remove the entire history of a website? It doesn't make sense. I just want to remove what history it has made today. This doesn't make any sense... Not at a… (read more)

Why does this remove the entire history of a website? It doesn't make sense. I just want to remove what history it has made today. This doesn't make any sense... Not at all and the more I explore Mozilla, the more confusing it is despite I have used the browser for more than 5 years.

Asked by hudson.lavida 7 months ago

Last reply by hudson.lavida 7 months ago

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Firestick tv

Can Mozilla vpn be installed on smart tv? I have firestick - Other vpn's can be installed on firestick tv, why can't mozilla vpn be installed on firestick? Can some one p… (read more)

Can Mozilla vpn be installed on smart tv? I have firestick - Other vpn's can be installed on firestick tv, why can't mozilla vpn be installed on firestick?

Can some one please help, I have a mozilla vpn subscription, that says that the vpn can be installed on 5 devices, I simply cannot get it on my tv. I've tried several times to no avail.

Asked by Mamapaul 1 year ago

Answered by MagsMoz 1 year ago

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search box on Firefox home page

Trying to use the seach box in the centre of the Firefox homepage (google search engine) .. everything I type goes up to the address bar . Tried changing settings - I se… (read more)

Trying to use the seach box in the centre of the Firefox homepage (google search engine) .. everything I type goes up to the address bar . Tried changing settings - I see there's a search box option in the 'tool bar' which looks to be up at the side of the address bar. cant understand why we need another one as well as the one in the centre.

Also by turning off suggestions and not choosing the 'search box option in the 'tool bar' , the address bar is now only accepting URLs so searching isnt working.

So ..1. Is the search box in the centre no use?

        2.  Does search work with all suggestions turned off?

Asked by brian.pitchford 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Suddenly cannot open local .py files (Python source files) as plain text

Hello. Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what … (read more)

Hello.

Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what I want; e.g., it is a way that I view my notes, refer to examples, and so on.

Starting a few days ago, when I click such a link, I now get a pop-up window with the two options "Open with" or "Save file." I have tried a number of things to get back to the old behavior, including deleting the handlers.json file in my Profile folder, running a full Refresh, and creating a new profile. None of these got me back to the old behavior: displaying the .py file as plain text.

If I set the "Open with" option in that pop-up window to Firefox, I just keep getting the pop-up over and over again, while a new tab is created each time.

Note: if I look at a .py file on GitHub, there is no problem: again, the file just displays.

I suspected this behavior is connected with my having installed the latest version of Python (3.9.6) a few days ago, and I just confirmed this by updating Python on another machine. That is, on the other machine, the .py file would display as plain text until just now, after I update Python there.

So, I believe the Python installation is the cause of the problem, but, nonetheless, it seems to me that I should be able to set (or unset?) something within Firefox to make .py files open as plain text, as they used to.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by bjkeefe 1 year ago

Last reply by bjkeefe 7 months ago

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Proton and userchrome

It took years to perfect my userchrome to make FF look exactly how I want. Once 91+ came out it wasn't even a question of fixing the floating tabs and condensing the heig… (read more)

It took years to perfect my userchrome to make FF look exactly how I want. Once 91+ came out it wasn't even a question of fixing the floating tabs and condensing the height and menu spacing (though I tried all of it) but my own codes stopped working properly - I had code to set the background colour of menus/bookmark menus and when I upgrade they were the right colour but with thick white borders around them. This was more important to me than the floating tabs and I immediately downgraded to 90 where I've stayed. Can anyone help me figure out how to get MY codes to work with 91+ and/or to work together with the other fixes out there (tabs, condensed menus etc)??

Below is how my userchrome looks and attached is how my current set up looks. ANY advice is appreciated. THANK YOU.

@import url(userChrome_Fx56_bookmark_icons.css);
*/

/* Standard folder -- on Toolbar and Menus */
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"] > .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
:-moz-any(
#PlacesToolbarItems,
#PlacesChevronPopup,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup,
#bookmarksMenu) menu[container="true"]:not([tagContainer="true"]) > .menu-iconic-left,
/* Standard folder -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container), 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon,
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList menupopup menuitem {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-yellow-folder.png) !important;
}

/* THIS WAS REMOVED BECAUSE IT CAUSES YELLOW FOLDER ICONS FOR BLANK 
   COLUMNS. AS A RESULT, FOLDERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE REMAIN GRAY.
  #placeContent treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container) {
    list-style-image: url(Fx56-yellow-folder.png) !important;
  }
*/

/* Live Bookmark -- on Toolbar and Menus */ /* REMOVED */

/* Smart bookmark folder -- on Toolbar and Menus */
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][query="true"] > .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][query="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
:-moz-any(
#PlacesToolbarItems,
#PlacesChevronPopup,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup,
#bookmarksMenu) menu[container="true"][query="true"]:not([tagContainer="true"]) > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Smart bookmark folder -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, query) {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-query.png) !important;
}

/* Tag containers (preserve the built-in icon) */
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][tagContainer="true"] > .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][tagContainer="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
:-moz-any(
#PlacesToolbarItems,
#PlacesChevronPopup,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup,
#bookmarksMenu) menu[container="true"][tagContainer="true"] > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Smart bookmark folder -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, query, tagContainer) {
  list-style-image: url(chrome://browser/skin/places/tag.svg) !important;
}

/*** Top-level "container" icons (otherwise would be Standard folder color) ***/
/* Bookmarks Menu -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksMenu),
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, queryFolder_menu________),
#editBMPanel_bmRootItem > .menu-iconic-left, 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList[selectedIndex="1"] > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-bookmarksMenu.png) !important;
}

/* Bookmarks Toolbar -- on Menus */
#BMB_bookmarksPopup #BMB_bookmarksToolbar > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
#bookmarksMenuPopup #bookmarksToolbarFolderMenu  > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Bookmarks Toolbar -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksToolbar),
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, queryFolder_toolbar_____),
#editBMPanel_toolbarFolderItem > .menu-iconic-left, 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList[selectedIndex="0"] > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-bookmarksToolbar.png) !important;
}

/* Other Bookmarks -- on Menus */
#BMB_bookmarksPopup #BMB_unsortedBookmarks > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
#bookmarksMenuPopup #menu_unsortedBookmarks  > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Other Bookmarks -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_UnfiledBookmarks),
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, queryFolder_unfiled_____),
#editBMPanel_unfiledRootItem > .menu-iconic-left, 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList[selectedIndex="2"] > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-unsortedBookmarks.png) !important;
}  

/* Preserve Built-in History/Tags/All Bookmarks Icons in Library */
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(query, OrganizerQuery_history____v), 
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(title, query, dayContainer) {
  list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/history.svg") !important;
}
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(title, query, tagContainer),
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(query, OrganizerQuery_tags_______v) {
  list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/tag.svg") !important;
}
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(query, OrganizerQuery_allbms_____v) {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-allBookmarks.png) !important;
}


}

menupopup {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
background-color: #e7d9ad !important }


#urlbar[breakout],
#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {
  --urlbar-height: 28px !important;
  --urlbar-toolbar-height: 30px !important;

  width: 100% !important;
  top: calc((var(--urlbar-toolbar-height) - var(--urlbar-height)) / 2) !important;
  left: 0 !important;
}

#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-input-container,
#urlbar-input-container {
  height: var(--urlbar-height) !important;
  width: 100% !important;
  padding-block: unset !important;
  padding-inline: unset !important;
  transition: none !important;
}

#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background {
  box-shadow: 0 1px 4px rgba(0,0,0,.05) !important;
  animation: none !important;
}


}
/* REMOVE MEGABAR END */

Asked by M 9 months ago

Last reply by M 8 months ago

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Stopping firefox nag popup for an updte

Firefox v90 on a Mac. Continual nag screen popping up telling of an update. None of the solutions presented by top contributors or moderators work. Nothing obvious or sug… (read more)

Firefox v90 on a Mac. Continual nag screen popping up telling of an update. None of the solutions presented by top contributors or moderators work. Nothing obvious or suggested in about:config. Nothing about putting policies in .json files in the correct directory.

It is as if Mozilla refuses to let you turn off that nag screen.

Asked by jkeating2 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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search results diplay

firefox search results have changed when i query for "news"; everyday i search for news by simply entering the word news into the browser. The results always were precede… (read more)

firefox search results have changed when i query for "news"; everyday i search for news by simply entering the word news into the browser. The results always were preceded by a scroll able header that had a picture relevant to article and story and the underneath was a list of news sites ( like CBC, CNN, MSNBC, etc)... now when i type in my query ( the word "news") the results displayed still list all the news sites but the header with pictures and story has disappeared - can anyone help?

Asked by jackhannem 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago