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How to disable gestures in Firefox on Android?

Dear Mozilla Support, I'm using an android tablet in online teaching, presenting PDF documents via BigBlueButton (in case that the application matters). I had issues with… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Support,

I'm using an android tablet in online teaching, presenting PDF documents via BigBlueButton (in case that the application matters). I had issues with the Chrome browser, because very often when writing manual notes on the PDF, BBB lost connection with the pen (although the browser still reacted to the pen).

I found that Firefox worked much better, i.e., the pen-related incompatibility between BBB and Chrome has never occurred with Firefox. Thank you for that!

However, after upgrading the tablet a few days ago, a very annoying problem occurs in Firefox: It now tries to understand "gestures". The consequence: When I present a PDF file, that I turn to landscape full screen on the tablet, and try to write on the left half of the PDF file, Firefox apparently interprets my handwriting as gestures and thus keeps switching tabs. It already gave me several angry fits during my lectures.

The local support at my university told me that gestures could in the past be disabled via "about:config", but alas, the new firefox version does not allow to open "about:config".

I believe it is two bad choices of the Firefox developers to use gestures by default and to prevent the user from changing the default. But criticism aside: How can I solve the problem, or at least work around the problem? The local support told me that using the nightly build might be a solution. Would it? If yes, how to obtain it?

Best regards, Simon

Asked by simon.king 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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V89 / 64bit Forces me to use the menu bar for searches. Can I turn this off? It's annoying.

I upgraded to Firefox v89/64bit. Now when I open a new tab Firefox forces me to use the address bar for searches. I can't find anything in 'Settings' that will let me cha… (read more)

I upgraded to Firefox v89/64bit. Now when I open a new tab Firefox forces me to use the address bar for searches. I can't find anything in 'Settings' that will let me change this. Maybe I've missed something obvious. Is there a way to turn this 'feature' off? Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Asked by rlcorky53 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Screen shot tool

My screen shot tool disappeared this week, as did my "share" option (email, Twitter, FB, etc.). What happened? How can I put them back on my toolbar? Also, looking for a… (read more)

My screen shot tool disappeared this week, as did my "share" option (email, Twitter, FB, etc.).

What happened? How can I put them back on my toolbar?

Also, looking for a hopeful solution without having to add a third Firefox bar. It makes my screen (small laptop) too small.

TIA, Susan

Asked by susanbuchert 22 hours ago

Answered by TerryN21 20 hours ago

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no sent mail copy with unified inbox

I've unified my inboxes as described in the article on this site, but am not getting copies of sent mail in the Sent folder, though I was getting copies in the Sent folde… (read more)

I've unified my inboxes as described in the article on this site, but am not getting copies of sent mail in the Sent folder, though I was getting copies in the Sent folder of one of the accounts before unification. How do i set this up?

Asked by Tombarkas 2 years ago

Answered by Tombarkas 2 years ago

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Unable to disable add-on

Hello, I installed an add-on called "Restore Old Fast Theme of YouTube" from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/restore-fast-theme-of-youtube/ But after… (read more)

Hello, I installed an add-on called "Restore Old Fast Theme of YouTube" from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/restore-fast-theme-of-youtube/

But after realizing it wasn't the right thing for me I tried to remove it but it seems to have permanently altered my YouTube. I tried restarting the browser but it is stuck on.

How is it able to do this? I have removed it so it should be back to normal but it is not.

Thank you for any help

Asked by crono112 1 year ago

Answered by crono112 1 year ago

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Remove "http:/website -- visit" link from address bar

Hello, I'm having a problem with the address bar that is driving me insane and I hope someone here can help me... I am used to visiting facebook by typing in "fb" in the … (read more)

Hello, I'm having a problem with the address bar that is driving me insane and I hope someone here can help me...

I am used to visiting facebook by typing in "fb" in the address bar and then clicking on the first link in google. I know, not the fastest way to reach facebook, but I just got used to it too much...

However, few days ago, firefox started asking me (in a ribbon popup under the toolbar) something along the lines of "Do you want to go to fb instead?" (not 100% sure if this was the exact question) and sometime later I stupidly clicked "Yes". Now whenever I type in address bar "fb" and hit enter, it automatically goes to http://fb/, which of course is a bad link and I only get to a page of my ISP??.

What is going on? how do I delete this visit link? I spent whole day searching on google and trying various accepted answers that suggest editing userChrome.css or toggling some settings in about:settings. None of these solutions work for me. Farthest I got was with editing the .css so that the visit link is hidden, but in reality the link is still there and when I hit enter it still takes me to the http://fb/ site.

Thank you and cheers!

Asked by rok.goljat 1 year ago

Answered by Tommy 1 year ago

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Set pixels in about:config too high! Please Help!

Accidentally set pixel density too high; cannot restore.iv now got virtually no display. Except the top left of the screen.. Iv tried to do the ctrl l >type about:conf… (read more)

Accidentally set pixel density too high; cannot restore.iv now got virtually no display. Except the top left of the screen.. Iv tried to do the ctrl l >type about:config >enter x2. >type devpix>tab>enter>type 1.0 many times no result! PLEASE help this is a night mare.

Asked by cosnic 3 months ago

Answered by cosnic 3 months ago

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How to have separate inboxes for Identities?

I have an account with multiple Identities, which makes them a unified inbox but I'd instead like to see emails from these Identities in separate individual inboxes. I c… (read more)

I have an account with multiple Identities, which makes them a unified inbox but I'd instead like to see emails from these Identities in separate individual inboxes.

I can see that I can use the Account Settings to put the Sent Items in separate folders https://i.imgur.com/q9lwSqE.png, but I can't work out how to do it for inboxes.

Asked by 22134150 2 months ago

Answered by Matt 2 months ago

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Mail filter inactivated whn emojis present in subject heading

My email service-provider here in Australia is Telstra. This service can be accessed either from Telstra's Webmail site via a browser or via an email client app. I've r… (read more)

My email service-provider here in Australia is Telstra. This service can be accessed either from Telstra's Webmail site via a browser or via an email client app. I've recently linked Thunderbird 78 to the service, using the IMAP option.

One of the filter options offered by Thunderbird provides for the automatic deletion of an incoming email if it has certain words included in the subject heading. I have found that this filter can be bypassed by the simple trick of including one or more emojis in the subject heading. Scammers appear to be aware of this dodge, because some types of phishing emails I've been getting have subject heading which always start with the same words but also include a number of emojis, which like the sender's addresses, differ from one case to the next.

I suppose that if I repeatedly tag such phishing emails as spam, Thunderbird will eventually learn to shunt them straight into the junk folder. Nevertheless, the issue I've described does seem to represent a loophole in the app's defenses, and which ought to receive attention. I lack the technical expertise to judge whether this issue should be regarded as a bug in Thunderbird, or whether it perhaps has arisen just with the particular service-provider. I mention this latter possibility because the setting options on Telstra's Webmail site also include provision for the same type of inbox-management rule, and it too is fooled by the emoji trick.

Any helpful comments or feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by althepom2 1 month ago

Answered by althepom2 1 month ago

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Get Thunderbird to add the subject line when you type the address?

Is there anyway to get Thunderbird to automatically add the subject line when you type the address? I want address A to automatically insert subject B each time I type th… (read more)

Is there anyway to get Thunderbird to automatically add the subject line when you type the address? I want address A to automatically insert subject B each time I type that address

Asked by GardenSurfer 1 month ago

Answered by GardenSurfer 1 month ago

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New themes do not "hold" if Firefox is closed and then reopened

I have selected the Firefox Alpenglow Theme (see attached). But if I close Firefox and then re-open Firefox, it reverts back to the 2nd attachment titled "New Firefox". … (read more)

I have selected the Firefox Alpenglow Theme (see attached). But if I close Firefox and then re-open Firefox, it reverts back to the 2nd attachment titled "New Firefox". I've tried using a different them, the same thing happens.

How can I keep the theme I want even when I close the browser and reopen it later?

Asked by j1966vance 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file

i like being give the option to choose what happens when i click on a pdf to save, open, etc. however, every week i have to logon to a site and download generated pdfs. i… (read more)

i like being give the option to choose what happens when i click on a pdf to save, open, etc.

however, every week i have to logon to a site and download generated pdfs. is there a way i can setup my browser so that particular website , domain whatever. will download the pdf without the confirmation of what to do?

Asked by dspecht1 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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How to keep Mozzilla VPN always on with Android OS?

Mozzila VPN on Android sometimes appear to automatically turn itself off. The explaination could be in your settings on Android: Go to settings, - select Apps, - - ch… (read more)

Mozzila VPN on Android sometimes appear to automatically turn itself off.

The explaination could be in your settings on Android: Go to settings, - select Apps, - - choose Mozzilla VPN in the list, - - - go to Battery and select background Use,

go back to Mozzilla VPN in the list, - - - go to Mobile Data, - - - - turn On "Allow Background Data Usage" - - - - turn On "Allow App while Data saver is On"

now your VPN shouldn't turn off any longer.

When restarting your phone the explaination why the Mozilla VPN is OFF is that to keep your security, the app requires re-authenticating with their servers (new encryption key).

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Help with Firefox Screenshot.

Hi. When Firefox added the screenshot functionality, it was very useful to me since i didn't have to open snip & sketch every-time I want to take a screenshot. I did … (read more)

Hi. When Firefox added the screenshot functionality, it was very useful to me since i didn't have to open snip & sketch every-time I want to take a screenshot. I did notice that the ability to access the screenshot from the address bar was removed and moved to the mouse's right click options instead. I work with Microsoft azure and have to create documents for clients and by default, right clicking doesn't work on azure and some other sites. Because of this, i can't take screenshots using Firefox. Is there a way to put the screenshot option back to the address bar or maybe have it show up in the toolbar options? Thanks.

Asked by TemmyD1 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago