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How can I revert the behavior of the search box to disable the search settings popup?

The search box to the right of the address bar used to be a regular text field. I could put text in there and initiate a search via engines which were configured separat… (read more)

The search box to the right of the address bar used to be a regular text field. I could put text in there and initiate a search via engines which were configured separately (usually just once).

For some time the behavior has been changed to bring up a popup window with search options. This is really annoying. It prevents me from being about to dbl click on the search box text to clear it, it prevents me from seeing my old txt, and it serves no purpose that I can see other than to annoy the living crap out of me.

I thought I saw another user complaining of this (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1034054), but the suggested fix appears to no longer work as I don't see the option in about:config.

Asked by kurt_genus 2 years ago

Answered by kurt_genus 2 years ago

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I followed the directions for a new (Linen) theme. It appeared to work but then changed to solid colors that keep changing.

This is on Quantum that I just installed. I can keep installing it but in a few minutes it changes to solid colors once again. I can't relate these changes to any of my a… (read more)

This is on Quantum that I just installed. I can keep installing it but in a few minutes it changes to solid colors once again. I can't relate these changes to any of my actions. It only applies the colors to the tabs and and Bookmarks Tool bar and the Linen theme disappears.

Asked by Cliff 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox installed by snap: how to open downloaded files?

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465 Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has … (read more)

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:


   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which does nothing with my files.
If I choose to open the file with firefox (say a pdf file) a blank page appears

All these options work with chrome though..

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!


Obviously snap firefox doesn't access anything beyond thatI've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work. I'm guessing that it tries to open nautilus, but fails to do so because nautilus is a non-snap application.I've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work.

Asked by chet10 1 month ago

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does clearing cookies and site data on one device, clear same across other devices.

i have multi-devices,all set up the same. Sync is on. Does clearing cookies and site data on one device sync across all others and clear all? Does sync share "all" betwee… (read more)

i have multi-devices,all set up the same. Sync is on. Does clearing cookies and site data on one device sync across all others and clear all? Does sync share "all" between devices? jeff

Asked by adcc54 1 month ago

Answered by philipp 1 month ago

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Is Firefox Account and 火狐通行证 the same thing?

Hi, I'm a Firefox user in China. I originally signed up for Firefox Account and then saw the Chinese version of that (i.e. 火狐通行证), is they one instance of FxA? It seems t… (read more)

Hi, I'm a Firefox user in China. I originally signed up for Firefox Account and then saw the Chinese version of that (i.e. 火狐通行证), is they one instance of FxA? It seems that I cannot log in to 火狐通行证 using my Firefox Account email address but that's rather confusing.

Asked by Alan-Liang 1 month ago

Answered by Eve 1 month ago

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How to add image to my firefox home page / newtab page?

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I… (read more)

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I do not want to install an add-on for this as I am not comfortable handing out my personal info to some random guy or group to accomplish something so simple. Thanks.

Asked by me 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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high cpu load when displaying content plugin menue

when i just open the content plugins dialogue the cpu load increases significantly (around 70 percent). due to this i can hardly make any changes. this happens every time… (read more)

when i just open the content plugins dialogue the cpu load increases significantly (around 70 percent). due to this i can hardly make any changes. this happens every time.


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== sorry, i don't exactly know.

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Answered by Morbus 9 years ago

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added firefox no script just now and I am asked constantly if it is allowed to ....

A pop up pops up constantly asking we if :such and such" site is allowed- temporarily only so it seems. Should I just remove this application? this never happened prior t… (read more)

A pop up pops up constantly asking we if :such and such" site is allowed- temporarily only so it seems. Should I just remove this application? this never happened prior to the installation of this add on

Asked by Shay 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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How do I click a key and have Firefox populate a field I am in with specified text?

I provide online assistance for a specific group of clients. I am finding myself repeatedly writing almost the exact same paragraphs. Which Add-on would allow me to sim… (read more)

I provide online assistance for a specific group of clients. I am finding myself repeatedly writing almost the exact same paragraphs. Which Add-on would allow me to simply populate a field on a page with the exact text -- I'm hoping to set up 20 or 30 responses that I can just select instead of having to retype everything. Thanks for any guidance.

Asked by iamtherealandy 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Why address is not visible in Awesome bar results?

When I write something in the location bar / awesome bar, inside results I see only the page titles, and not link address. Here a screenshot: http://i51.tinypic.com/2anqq… (read more)

When I write something in the location bar / awesome bar, inside results I see only the page titles, and not link address.

Here a screenshot: http://i51.tinypic.com/2anqqq.png

I searched over Google and this forum but without finding why...

Asked by Pisu 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I've been writing software for 33yrs. I've many apps. I'd like to use html/xml to replace my aging IDE's. Firefox will no longer execuate a binary directly called from hypertext on the local system. Why?

I would rather not re-write the old IDE's I've been using for years but rather replace them with html/xml web style pages. Konqueror will locally execute binaries with a… (read more)

I would rather not re-write the old IDE's I've been using for years but rather replace them with html/xml web style pages. Konqueror will locally execute binaries with a launcher script. Firefox, Chrome, re-Konq, WebPositive, and IE Explorer will not. If Firefox or SeaMonkey would execute my binaries I could easily replace the old IDE's and save myself and my clients a lot of time and money.

Asked by meis 8 years ago

Answered by knorretje 8 years ago

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How to drag bookmarks in the library ?

Hi, I've got hundreds of bookmarks that I finally want to classify. So I opened the Bookmarks->Show All to get to the Library. Now from there I thought that I could ju… (read more)

Hi,

I've got hundreds of bookmarks that I finally want to classify. So I opened the Bookmarks->Show All to get to the Library. Now from there I thought that I could just move/drag the bookmarks ... I remember it was possible to do it on previous versions of firefox ? But surprise it doesn't seem to work. I can right click and cut/paste it. Or I can go in Organize and Move... it. For a few bookmarks it would do it, but for HUNDREDS of bookmark that's just not possible. It takes some much clicks and time that I'll probably still be on it next year...

Asked by olivfirefox 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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When adding a bookmark the location menu does not appear.

Firefox 10.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 - when I add a bookmark the secondary menu (which allows you to choose the location) does not appear. The bookmark is created in the main b… (read more)

Firefox 10.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 - when I add a bookmark the secondary menu (which allows you to choose the location) does not appear. The bookmark is created in the main bookmark "folder". I can manage the bookmark after it is created but this is not very efficient.

Any ideas how to correct this? Thanks in advance.

Asked by 2morrow 8 years ago

Answered by Vivek 8 years ago

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when I open a new tab, I get an advert at the bottom of the screen

I don't know if I am just getting paranoid, but now when I open a new tab, I am seeing an "advert" at the bottom of the screen. I say advert, but for want of a better te… (read more)

I don't know if I am just getting paranoid, but now when I open a new tab, I am seeing an "advert" at the bottom of the screen.

I say advert, but for want of a better term....

See attached. Some details have been hidden for my privacy.

Is that red rectangle at the bottom "legit" or does my machine have gremlins in it?

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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If not think I come to a good Idea.

Editing mode/normal mode, button, and keyboard shortcut. Abstract: Today the web is overcrowded with hyperlinks, there are so diverse and so many that many times there's… (read more)

Editing mode/normal mode, button, and keyboard shortcut. Abstract: Today the web is overcrowded with hyperlinks, there are so diverse and so many that many times there's no blank space left to make focus on the page, also it's hard to copy a link name. The hover cursor is almost omnipresent.

If there was some key shortcut to enable/disable hovering and link following to edit mode, this problem would be solved. Focus and edit inside all the page, And would be more secure than whatever certificate.

Asked by lazyturtle 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago