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Where do Imake suggestions for improving Firefox?

I find one infuriating problem with Firefox. When on a tab with sound, the 'silence' icon (the little loudspeaker) is right next to the 'kill' icon (the stylized 'X'). Th… (read more)

I find one infuriating problem with Firefox. When on a tab with sound, the 'silence' icon (the little loudspeaker) is right next to the 'kill' icon (the stylized 'X'). They are no more than a millimeter apart. For those of us with any shake this means it is far too easy to hit the wrong one. I have lost count of the number of times I have tried to silence a page for a bit and completely wiped it out instead and had to re-start the page and hunt through the video to find where I was up to. It is bad or me, it must be terrible for people with severe parkinsons disease or any other shake problems. Would it not be possible to create a customising option to separate these, or even just remove the kill X when the sound is on, as it is rare anybody would want to kill a page in mid-speech. Then if you've had enough, just silence it, then kill it.

Does Firefox have a 'suggestions box' I could stick this in? - thanks, John

Asked by John Powers 1 year ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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Bookmarks

Good Morning Do not know where to start, I am 83 a rookie to this. When i tried to use firefox it kept telling me i already have firefox open to shut down one. So i tried… (read more)

Good Morning Do not know where to start, I am 83 a rookie to this. When i tried to use firefox it kept telling me i already have firefox open to shut down one. So i tried to do it, now i have a mess. I lost all my bookmarks, I think i still have a account? Just do not know what to do. Please help, hope i am not beyond repair. Thank You

paulheinevetter@gmail.com

Asked by paulheinevetter 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I'm sick of Firefox being hi-jacked or not working

I'm all but finished with Firefox now. I have been loyal for years, but since moving to a new computer there have been multiple problems, especially with Lastpass passwor… (read more)

I'm all but finished with Firefox now. I have been loyal for years, but since moving to a new computer there have been multiple problems, especially with Lastpass password manager. Life draining.....

After many problems, I did manage to get it to work: IE: By working I mean that I would sign into Lastpass using the icon on the address bar. Then, whenever I opened a tab for a password protected website, it would auto-fill.

So, what has gone wrong now is that whilst I can sign into Lastpass (using the icon on the address bar), and the Lastpass dialogue box appears, instead of the dialogue box 'populating', it remains blank (as per the enclosed pic). Something has blocked it.

I think this started happening after I added 'AdBlock' to the address bar (I have now subsequently removed it).

And why did I have confidence in 'AdBlock'? Because it appeared in the add-ons in the Firefox menu, so I naturally assumed that this was a Firefox recommended add-on.

SO, I suspect that AdBlock has caused this problem, but I don't really know. All I know is Lastpass is not working, whereas it does on Chrome.

Will I ever get the hours back for time wasted writing this? Or the other previous merry hours of ‘fun’ just trying to restore the Lastpass icon onto the address bar. Simple? Not in a million years!....

Over to you. Do you care? Can you sort it? Or is this going to be the straw that broke the camel’s back? "Chrome here I come and bye-bye life draining Firefox; for this relief, much thanks"?

Asked by steve342 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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when a download completes Firefox creates multiple tabs so they are rushing across the screen out of control

when a download completes Firefox creates multiple tabs so they are rushing across the screen out of control The doiwnload doesnt end up in downloads either What can I do… (read more)

when a download completes Firefox creates multiple tabs so they are rushing across the screen out of control

The doiwnload doesnt end up in downloads either

What can I do?

Asked by Iain Slater 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to stop Firefox 87.0 from pasting URL when I copy a word?

I just started using Firefox again about a week ago after not using it for months because websites kept insisting I use Chrome. So I now see a lot of changes in FF, and o… (read more)

I just started using Firefox again about a week ago after not using it for months because websites kept insisting I use Chrome. So I now see a lot of changes in FF, and one that is VERY annoying is that whenever I paste something I've copied (usually just a word or several words), FF also pastes a URL. So I constantly have to waste time deleting the URLs. I don't see any setting I can use to stop that. Can someone help me, please? TIA. LNelson1941

Asked by LNelson1941 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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firefox corrupted Geek squad reset- I updated my computer- now firefox is a mess along with other apts. Ive not been able to fix. Need to help

I hope you can help. I cant fix it. Geeksquad agents reply - Use chrome. Letters come up pink, shapes, or missing, pictures break up to green lines when I go to other app… (read more)

I hope you can help. I cant fix it. Geeksquad agents reply - Use chrome. Letters come up pink, shapes, or missing, pictures break up to green lines when I go to other apps within program . I have used Firefox for a long time. I tried updating it - says it is uptodate. BACK to GS- hours wait and who knows what would happen next. **( - HELP from those who know how to fix it would be appreciated. Sigh. min*

Asked by mam0456 1 year ago

Answered by Andrew 1 year ago

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links won't open in a new tab

Hi. This just started happening, I think after the latest update (Firefox 87). When doing a Google or other search clicking a link used to open a new tab, leaving the o… (read more)

Hi. This just started happening, I think after the latest update (Firefox 87). When doing a Google or other search clicking a link used to open a new tab, leaving the original tab intact. Now clicking the link opens in the current tab. If I hold down 'ctrl' the link opens in a new tab. In Options I have 'Open links in new tabs....' checked. I also set 'browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs' to true. I have turned off all add-ins and nothing has an affect. Any suggestions?

Asked by hiltsy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Custom page for new tabs

Hello, how can I get similar functionality to "New tabs" as I have for "Homepage and new windows"? Because right now all I can do is either choose to open Firefox's home … (read more)

Hello, how can I get similar functionality to "New tabs" as I have for "Homepage and new windows"? Because right now all I can do is either choose to open Firefox's home page or a blank page, but I would like to be able to open my custom sites just as I do for "Homepage and new windows".

Firefox version 87.0

Asked by Raudonkepuris 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Notifications

Is there a possibility of opening links through notifications on Firefox Android? It feels weird to get a notification from a site and when I click it it doesn't open the… (read more)

Is there a possibility of opening links through notifications on Firefox Android? It feels weird to get a notification from a site and when I click it it doesn't open the website.


Thanks for the replies!

Asked by Thomas Filip Davidson 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Cannot see my add-ons....I've tried the recommended solutions

I am trying to have some of more important add-ons visible but I cannot seem to accomplish that. The solutions provided in FF's forums did not yield results. Are there … (read more)

I am trying to have some of more important add-ons visible but I cannot seem to accomplish that. The solutions provided in FF's forums did not yield results. Are there any solutions?

Attached are screenshots of how I have my preferences set-up.

Asked by Andy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Middle click, aka wheel click, does nothing

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1331097] I just upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. After the upgrade the wheel click to open a link i… (read more)

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I just upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. After the upgrade the wheel click to open a link in a new tab isn't working. In fact, doing a wheel click does absolutely nothing now. I have relied HEAVILY on using wheel clicks to open links in new tabs. In fact, depending on what I am doing I am more likely to open a link in a new tab than to just follow it, as it is easier to close a tab then hit a back button 4, 10, or 20 times to get back to where I started.

I have verified the following options in about:config; browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick=true middlemouse.contentLoadURL=false middlemouse.paste=false middlemouse.scrollbarPosition=false

When searching to see if others were having this problem I noticed a user from 3 years ago had this problem in the Linux version, and that they had listed an option for middlemouse.openNewWindow=true. This option is now missing from about:config. I have no idea if it was in the previous version of Firefox or not, or if it being missing is the source of my problem or not. I have restarted Firefox itself a couple of times, as well as rebooting my computer, the problem is still there.

At this point I am already highly tempted to attempt to return to the previous version of Firefox just to get this one feature back, simply because of how regularly I rely upon it. The only reasons why I'm not at present is to ask for help fixing this problem and that I probably won't have the time around work to fight with it for several days.

Asked by razmoudah1 1 year ago

Last reply by razmoudah1 1 year ago

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Master oassword auto promt

This is said about master password: Important: After you have defined and set your primary password, you will be prompted to enter it once for each Firefox session, when … (read more)

This is said about master password: Important: After you have defined and set your primary password, you will be prompted to enter it once for each Firefox session, when Firefox needs access to your stored passwords. This also applies if you want to add, remove or show a password.

I think that "when Firefox needs access.." should be changed to "regardless if Firefox needs it or not".

It would be much better if the master password promt was delayed until the first time it was needed.

Asked by PTomas 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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With YOUR "collective" HELP, I was able to recover my BOOKMARKS, but now, FIREFOX ...

Firefox is making itself a "pain..." again. It is now unhappy I am using an OLD PROFILE and wants me to use/go to a new one. Your advice? Of course I hesitate as going t… (read more)

Firefox is making itself a "pain..." again. It is now unhappy I am using an OLD PROFILE and wants me to use/go to a new one.

Your advice? Of course I hesitate as going to rel 87.0 got me into this trouble in the first place by losing EVERYTHING and forcing me to create a new profile, while "hiding" everything and started me from scratch. So now again, "I hesitate". I am almost 84 yo and I cant keep trying to recover FIREFOX bookmarks, add-ons...history.. keeps losing with every release.

Your advice? TRY to get at least, the bookmarks I recovered to a "new" profile or ignore FIREFOX and keep using my old working profile? Anyone find a way to "recover" lost ONETAB URL's?

Asked by jagman55 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Using Facebook to sign into other sites

The websites that I use Facebook to login with won't let me login, I've tried closing and reopening the browser, refreshing the page, and deleting and signing back into t… (read more)

The websites that I use Facebook to login with won't let me login, I've tried closing and reopening the browser, refreshing the page, and deleting and signing back into the account, but nothing works. The browser Windows 7 desktop and the websites in question are Dailymotion, Viki Rakuten and We TV. I wonder if it was because I was using a Windows 7 machine, but other login sources like Google seem to work fine.

Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/ca Viki: https://www.viki.com/ We TV: https://wetv.vip/en

Asked by star_queen108 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Google search error

I use Firefox as my defauly browser. However, today (12/04/21) in the UK, when I search on Google, the results populate on Yahoo! It's very bizarre. The same happens afte… (read more)

I use Firefox as my defauly browser. However, today (12/04/21) in the UK, when I search on Google, the results populate on Yahoo! It's very bizarre. The same happens after highlighting, right-clicking and selecting 'search on Google'. The results are populated on Yahoo. Chrome is fine, Google works as normal. It's only Firefox. Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Asked by neilmannix 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago