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Disable focus in the address bar for new tabs

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookma… (read more)

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookmark without typing anything in there.

Is there a setting in about:config to disable focus in the address bar for new tabs? Thanks.

Asked by Underpass 2 years ago

Last reply by radiocam 1 year ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 2 years ago

Last reply by artist3 1 year ago

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How to disable audio indicator icon in pinned/unpinned tabs after removal of browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon ?

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using browser… (read more)

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using

browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon = false

Now however I found that it was removed here:

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/1360dbbd2d6d

How can i disable this annoying audio icon now ?

Asked by Nikita 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloading and Opening docx Firefox appends doc onto file

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. Whe… (read more)

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. When we choose a file on the portal site (internal site), we go through the interview and are presented with a link to "download" the assembled file. When you click that link, a pop-up appears showing the file name as abc.docx but then says it is a Word 97 - 2003 document, even though it is not. The original template is not. If I choose to open the file, it ends up opening and showing as abc.docx.doc If I save the file, instead of opening it, it saves as abc.docx.

If we run this same process in IE/Edge, the file opens as abc.docx as it should. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Is there anything that could be causing this? I've tried a bunch of troubleshooting steps and nothing seems to change this outcome.

Thank you.

Asked by misscrf 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Close Multiple Tabs sub-menu in context menu

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context … (read more)

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context menu. Is there's a way to change this so that they will appear directly in the main context menu? I use "close tabs to the right" often and I find this very annoying.

Asked by gershonido 2 years ago

Answered by gershonido 2 years ago

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MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_REQUIRED_TLS_FEATURE_MISSING caused by ocsp must staple, SSL labs says stapling is OK

Hi, I'm getting a MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_REQUIRED_TLS_FEATURE_MISSING error on my website cubox.dev Using Firefox Developer Edition. Nginx is configured to ocsp response, and… (read more)

Hi,

I'm getting a MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_REQUIRED_TLS_FEATURE_MISSING error on my website cubox.dev Using Firefox Developer Edition.

Nginx is configured to ocsp response, and disabling this flag in the advanced settings in Firefox fixes this issue, but I can't ask everyone to do that. SSLLabs are indicating that ocsp stapling is working fine: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=imonia.fr&s=89.163.242.17&hideResults=on

Could someone tell me why this is an issue? Is there a problem with the way my server is stapling my responses? You can test against my server: cubox.dev

Thanks

Asked by Andy Pilate 2 years ago

Last reply by Andy Pilate 2 years ago

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Fonts, Resources and Scrolling

Hi everyone. I've got a couple of (not so) small pet peeves. I'm somewhat used to Chromium based browsers - in particular, I've been quite close with the Brave for a bit … (read more)

Hi everyone.

I've got a couple of (not so) small pet peeves.

I'm somewhat used to Chromium based browsers - in particular, I've been quite close with the Brave for a bit now. It's beginning to crumble in my eyes, ever since the somewhat unpleasant incident happened, with people discovering that the Brave team has been injecting their own affiliate links into the sites of different cryptocurrency exchanges, without any prior notice. Anyhow, I digress.

I like Firefox. I like the fact that I can keep all of my passwords safe behind one master password. I like the customization features that Firefox can showcase. I'm not particularly thrilled with 10 different versions of what's supposed to be, as it seems, just one product - from Firefox to Firefox Developer Edition, to Firefox Nightly, Firefox Focus, Firefox Entreprise, but I can understand why they seem to coexist together as one whole. I like the mission that the team of Firefox aligns itself with and I'd love to be able to contribute to it. And for me, contribution to anything starts with becoming a fan myself.

Unfortunately, I've got a couple of things that keep tripping me up. I'm using Windows 10. I've got Firefox installed. I've configured it to my liking. And yet I keep going back to Brave, after every single attempt to remain on Firefox only.

There are 3 reasons why.

1) WTF is wrong with the fonts?

I've configured Brave and Firefox to have the exact same font preferences.

Same fonts. Same size. Same settings.

Same website, for the sake of an example:

https://www.zipcon.net/~swhite/docs/computers/browsers/fonttest.html

Brave paints fonts normally. I don't know why, but it does.

https://i.imgur.com/RSJuzcU.png

Firefox displays the exact same text. But bolder. Jaggier. And uglier.

https://i.imgur.com/xRIr1n1.png

Showing them separetely won't help much, so here's a side-by-side comparison.

https://i.imgur.com/zxQjWE1.png

If it looks the same to you, try to open the images in a new tab and looking at them at full, 100% resolution.

What is true for this site is true for any other application. What looks quite pretty and smooth in Brave looks bolder, heavier, "in your face", rugged, ugly, jaggy in Firefox - and I have no clue what to do about it. I've tried playing with about:config for days and days - nothing changes, no matter which font_rendering mode I pick. I've tried to play with extensions - they have no effect. I've tried to disable hardware acceleration. It does nothing. Fonts in Firefox keep looking like something, made for displays of 2000. Not 2020. If there's anything you can recommend me here - I'd be very grateful.

P.S. Tried and tested on both Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition. Nothing changes.

2) WTH is wrong with RAM consumption?

I remember reading somewhere a whole lot of articles, claiming that Chrome (and Chromium based browsers, therefore?) loves to keep as much RAM to itself as possible. While Firefox, on the other hand, is much lighter on resources. As much as I'd like to believe it to be true, my observations tell me the exact opposite.

Here's a screenshot from the Task Manager of Brave and Firefox with the same tabs and websites opened.

https://i.imgur.com/omhswRZ.png

Compared to Brave, Firefox consistently holds 2 to 5 times as much RAM. Furthermore, it's much more active in terms of CPU load as well, making the task manager claim that the electricity consumption is much higher for Firefox than it is for Brave.

I'd love to know why.

But I'd love even more for Firefox to simply be (a lot) less greedy when it comes to resources.

The fact that the extension library for Firefox is already much more reduced, compared to what's available for Chromium based platforms, I see very little sense in using Firefox if, in addition to making the websites I've gotten used to - uglier, it requires more RAM and CPU power in order to do so. There's just no point.

3) What's the deal with the freezing every X scrolls?

I don't like making these comparisons. I don't want to make these comparisons. I'd love to be able to say with confidence "Firefox rules! Everything else can be dumped."

Instead, however, I'm typing this text, to say that every 5 or 10 "smooth" scrolls on Firefox inevitably produce a not-so-critical, but oh-so-much-annoying lag, where the page that's supposed to scroll smoothly momentarily freezes and then jumps in one go to the next place, totally ruining what's supposed to be a completely "smooth" scrolling "experience".

I've tried disabling hardware acceleration here as well. Does nothing. Tried to play with setting. Doesn't help.

I tried to disable the smooth scrolling feature altogether. In addition to make the browsing experience more unpleasant, it becomes even more painful, as the scrolls that are supposed to be regular and continuous, moving the page up or down in regular intervals of time, happen to suddenly freeze once again and they try to "recover" the lost ground by "pushing" the page forcefully in the direction of the scroll. This is just painful. Brave doesn't have these issues. Chrome doesn't have these issues. Vivaldi is perfectly smooth. What's the deal with scrolling on Firefox?

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If anyone can guide me here to solve all of the issues I've just described - once and for all, I'll be genuinely grateful. I've tried to find solutions to these problems over and over. And either I didn't find any answer that could help solve these problems even slightly, or I found somewhat amusing, to me, answers directly in the Firefox's wiki - asking, for instance, to simply "Restart Firefox" when it becomes too much of a hog for RAM: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram

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Firefox may use more system resources if it's left open for long periods of time. A workaround for this is to periodically restart Firefox. You can configure Firefox to save your tabs and windows so that when you start it again, you can start where you left off. See Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows for details.

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I am sorry, but what kind of BS is that? It "may use more system resources"? And it may not? Who's in the charge of this? What makes it impossible to look further into this, and make sure there's no need for any "workaround"s? Is it impossible to program it once and for all to avoid using more resources, especially when it remains perfectly still? Because I've seen it myself going from 1'200 MB in RAM to 2'400 MB in RAM - WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING. AT ALL. Is it impossible to fix? With all the manpower that Mozilla possesses? Is it such a low priority? Or is it just my PC having fun at making Firefox resource greediness go out of hand?

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Pardon me, I had to let this out. I genuinely want to use Firefox. I feel much more emotionally connected to your browser than to any other, guys.

But I don't want to experience pain each and every time I use it.

The ugly fonts are not pleasant to look at. And they distract me from my work.

The RAM consumption makes the whole experience heavier. And it bothers the heck out of me. I don't want to restart Firefox just for "workarounds". If I have to restart it, I want it to be for a valid reason. Not because it "just so happens" that the browser "may use more system resources" (with a dropped "than necessary" at the end) - and no one even bothers to fix it.

Finally, I don't want to get distracted by lagged scrolling. If I'm browsing the page, I want to be focused on the content. Not on what my browser is doing. And as of now, every time I use Firefox, I'm forced to think of why is the screen not moving up or down the way I expect it to, instead of thinking about what is on this screen.

If there's anything you can advise me, please do.

If you feel the need to troubleshoot this further, I'm willing to provide as much data as I can.

If these issues pertain only to my system, then the bug is on my machine - and I'd be happy to fix as soon as possible before switching full-time to Firefox once and for all.

Going through the support tickets though, it appears I might not be the only one. And if this is the case, perhaps a more deep investigation into the current Firefox experience, at least pertaining to modern machines, running Windows - might be necessary.

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 2 years ago

Answered by Vallode 1 year ago

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Installing search engines from Mycroft Project not working

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't get any notice, it just d… (read more)

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working.

I don't get any notice, it just doesn't work.

Also, one of the search engines I've been using (Twitter) seems to have disappeared from my browser. That's what got me to try to install it again, with no luck so far.

(I've dowloaded Firefox Nightly, installed it from scratch, and seem to have the problem.)

Asked by Marcos 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Getting 403 Access Denied on https://www.lowes.com/

When I put https://www.lowes.com/ into the URL bar in Firefox 78 on Windows 10 I get: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this se… (read more)

When I put https://www.lowes.com/ into the URL bar in Firefox 78 on Windows 10 I get:

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this server. Reference #18.a92b5dcc.1593486018.1fbf37a9

This site works OK on IE and Edge. I have these exstensions: Adblock Plus Facebook Container HTTPS Everywhere New Tab Override NoScript

I have the site set as Trusted in NoScript.

In Developer Tools/Network the two resources show as Status 403, but nothing is showing as blocked (red text).

Am I doing something wrong?

TIA Tom

Asked by tlemaire2 2 years ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 2 years ago

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release 78.0

Tab on ca.finance.yahoo.com crashes intermittently. Never had this issue with previous firefox. Am running on windows 10 (2004) … (read more)

Tab on ca.finance.yahoo.com crashes intermittently. Never had this issue with previous firefox. Am running on windows 10 (2004)

Asked by Ultrhub 1 year ago

Last reply by Ultrhub 1 year ago

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site accepté par internet explorer et pas par firefox

Bonjour le site "caisse d'epargne " français fonctionne tres bien avec internet explorer pour l'acces aux comptes et ne marche plus avec firefox depuis peu de temps. est… (read more)

Bonjour le site "caisse d'epargne " français fonctionne tres bien avec internet explorer pour l'acces aux comptes et ne marche plus avec firefox depuis peu de temps. est-ce quelque chose a changé dans firefox ? faut-il modifier quelque chose (mais pas la securite) ? merci d'essayer ce site

Asked by oblig.poste 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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updates blocked by unknown administrator (systeembeheerder)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) an… (read more)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) and in about firefox (instead of update button). I have been able to change all other settings that I know of. I have also refreshed the browser once, disabled all addons once, and deinstalled it to reinstall the latest version once.

Is there a solution for this bug?

Asked by frisodeboer 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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HTML5 Games freezes on Firefox 79.0b1 Dev.Edition

Hello, i've just updated my firefox developer edition from 78.0b9 to 79.0b1 (64-Bit) Now a HTML5 Game in the first tab freezes when i'm opening a website (google or mozil… (read more)

Hello, i've just updated my firefox developer edition from 78.0b9 to 79.0b1 (64-Bit) Now a HTML5 Game in the first tab freezes when i'm opening a website (google or mozilla or any other) in a second tab. Occures with the HTML5 Versions of Shakes&Fidget and Forge of Empires, which i play. No problem with latest version of the normal Firefox (77.0.1 64-Bit) and the previous dev edition 78.0b9 64-Bit. My OS is Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 Build 19041.329

Thanks in advance, Nicole

Asked by n_sander 1 year ago

Answered by n_sander 1 year ago

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Unable to Clear Cookies and Site Data and unable to uncheck Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed.

I have tried to Clear Cookies and Site Data repeatedly in Standard, Strict and Custom modes with no success and repeated that test when trying to uncheck Delete cookies a… (read more)

I have tried to Clear Cookies and Site Data repeatedly in Standard, Strict and Custom modes with no success and repeated that test when trying to uncheck Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. Incidentally this problem began occurring when Firefox offered me the opportunity to use DNS Over HTTPS. I Like using DNS over HTTPS although it may very well be that hackers and info miners (Phishing) do Not like this new firefox setting and have adjusted their cookies into Permanent SOLs. Google hires hackers for many things. How can you help me you ask? Please repair the problem.

Asked by f3iu6pifo 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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scroll in firefox is very slow or choppy .

change firefox settings to Try setting these prefs in about:config general.smoothScroll.currentVelocityWeighting: 0 general.smoothScroll.stopDecelerationWeighting; 0.82 m… (read more)

change firefox settings to Try setting these prefs in about:config

general.smoothScroll.currentVelocityWeighting: 0

general.smoothScroll.stopDecelerationWeighting; 0.82

mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount: 60


general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pages.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pages.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pixels.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.pixels.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMaxMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.scrollbars.durationMinMS = 100 general.smoothScroll.stopDecelerationWeighting = 1

Asked by adhmomran 1 year ago

Last reply by adhmomran 1 year ago

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Looking for a way / extension to play facebook videos by default in 360p.

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in http… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos doesn't really work -only in a few videos. If anyone knows of an extension that handles this on latest Firefox Beta let me know. Thank you.

Asked by csts 1 year ago

Answered by csts 1 year ago

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[BUG] Reader view misses entire sections on bootcamp site https://www.theodinproject.com/

Eg. https://www.theodinproject.com/courses/web-development-101/lessons/how-this-course-will-work With reader view, entire introduction is missing. … (read more)

Asked by fahd777 1 year ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Within current web page , loads another page is disabled

Hi All With Nightly Build 79.0a1 , if you are on a website that you are purchasing a product, and part of the checkout process uses verified by Visa, the browser blocks t… (read more)

Hi All With Nightly Build 79.0a1 , if you are on a website that you are purchasing a product, and part of the checkout process uses verified by Visa, the browser blocks this from happening.

Kind regards Rod

Asked by rod21 1 year ago

Last reply by rod21 1 year ago