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Site information (security / lock icon menu) not displaying correctly in Nightly

So this visual bug has been happening on my Nightly install for months now. The "Site information for website.com" menu that appears when you click the lock icon in the a… (read more)

So this visual bug has been happening on my Nightly install for months now. The "Site information for website.com" menu that appears when you click the lock icon in the address bar is basically unusable for me. The menu's header, "clear cookies" button, and arrow button are all fine, but the text in between is covered in globe icons. The "Connection Security" sub-menu that the arrow leads to has a similar case. (See screenshot.)

Huge disclaimer: I am using Shadowfox, which modifies a Firefox install to make UI elements darker. It has made text difficult to read for me at times, but it has never produced any really strange artifacts like this one as far as I can tell. I do have a Developer Edition install with no Shadowfox and it doesn't have the issue. However, maybe this is a common Nightly issue. (I guess this wouldn't make sense since DE is even more experimental than Nightly? I think?)

Maybe this is a problem for the Shadowfox team. Ultimately, the solution I really want is native support for a full-fledged dark mode, with black or gray color for UI elements such as the context menu. If this isn't going to happen and Shadowfox is indeed the source of the issue, I'll gladly let them know. But I thought it would be good to share with Mozilla, and why not the community, too. (Feedback tool is down right now.)

Asked by noah.gamble 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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New appearance with version 89.0

With this new version, the appearance is very different. The bookmarks are all spaced out, the menus are all the same. I thought the way it was, was very sharp and cris… (read more)

With this new version, the appearance is very different. The bookmarks are all spaced out, the menus are all the same. I thought the way it was, was very sharp and crisp, and took up much less space. Is there anyway to revert or change back to that appearance for menus, bookmarks, bars at the top, etc.

Asked by wayne+-2495 1 year ago

Last reply by dmger 1 year ago

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FF 89.0 bookmarks

I REALLY dislike the new bookmark pull-down feature, which has larger fonts and far too much space between bookmarks. Now I have to scroll (for which I can't use the mous… (read more)

I REALLY dislike the new bookmark pull-down feature, which has larger fonts and far too much space between bookmarks. Now I have to scroll (for which I can't use the mouse) to get to the bottom of a long bookmark list. I prefer older versions.

How may I change the appearance of this feature?

Asked by trbrer011 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox update for 89.0

I just got a MISERABLE updated Firefox that increased the spacing in my bookmarks menu so it is essentially UNUSABLE with double or triple spacing requiring scrolling til… (read more)

I just got a MISERABLE updated Firefox that increased the spacing in my bookmarks menu so it is essentially UNUSABLE with double or triple spacing requiring scrolling till one's arm falls off! Why is it us poor peons out here who just want to use our computers and the internet, and the Firefox they've used FOR YEARS, have to be subject to arbitrary UNNECESSARY changes made by some "developer", possible trying to justify his/her existence and/or is stir crazy in lockdown? win10 bookmarks on the right. FIX IT! And stop screwing up WHAT WAS WORKABLE! I'm not a "nerd" able to just manipulate stuff...I want MY FIREFOX BACK!

Asked by droonfang 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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V89 Puts Mozilla into Retirement !!!!!

V89 absolutely dreadful. Uninstalled this and reverting to Edge until Mozilla sack persons responsible for this dysfunctional new version. Where has the functionality g… (read more)

V89 absolutely dreadful. Uninstalled this and reverting to Edge until Mozilla sack persons responsible for this dysfunctional new version. Where has the functionality gone? Why has Mozilla turned its back on those with sight problems?

Asked by mikewattam 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Devs: STOP. CHANGING. THE. UI!

I don't know if it's a need to mark your territory, or some marketing major blathering about "holistic new user experience paradigms"--and I put up with the stupid move t… (read more)

I don't know if it's a need to mark your territory, or some marketing major blathering about "holistic new user experience paradigms"--and I put up with the stupid move to tabs on top (because apparently some dev felt that what Firefox users really wanted was Chrome!)--but this is a hideous, steaming turd.

'Oh no, showing the 'close tab' icon and clearly delineating between tabs interrupts the synergistic flow of the UI! Let's make the tabs one disgusting, unreadable blur from left to right! Also, let's make them take up more real estate on the screen, because people have higher resolution screens now--we can totally dominate the upper quarter! Oh, and force the change to the new layout, don't give people an option to revert--and don't warn them, either! EVERYONE MUST SEE OUR MAJESTIC, PERFECT, UNASSAILABLE VISION! Surely that won't confuse TF out of a bunch of grandparents whose hapless children/grandchildren will have to completely re-explain, multiple times, how to get to Facebook!'

Rolled back to 88.01, went through the "new profile" crap you put in to discourage rollback/cover for poor programming, and disabled automatic updates. Barring a major, earth-shattering security vuln, I'm done updating. And when that time comes, I'll find another browser.

Posting here because they've stopped soliciting feedback--probably because they know they've unleashed a sloppy splattered dook onto the world and they're tired of being screamed at.

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Asked by gpweaver 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Unknown locations in Sync

I have two laptops and a mobile phone that are connected to Firefox and have sync operating. One the laptops shows a location of Wrexham which is approximately correct. … (read more)

I have two laptops and a mobile phone that are connected to Firefox and have sync operating. One the laptops shows a location of Wrexham which is approximately correct. The other shows a location of Boardman, OR, United States, a place some 6000 miles away and of which I have never heard. Googling the location gives me no useful information, other than it is a small town with no special characteristics. A screenshot of part of the Firefox Accounts page illustrates what the situation is.

The laptop stated as in Boardman has a location set within Windows. That is not Wrexhan but is only a few miles from there.

I have used iplocation.net which gives me the location of my ISP, in England.

I sometimes use a VPN (for work) and when being used iplocation.net gives a different English location which I think is the locaton of the ISP for my Employer.

I am unsure what is going on here nor do I know what implications there are for my security. I do not seem to be able to fix this.

Can anyone help, please?

Asked by nyaliman 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox update disabled, yet updates, and i hate the new theme.

Hey all. I've been using firefox for as long as i can remember and it was pretty much always the same, things are in the same locations etc... at least they have been now… (read more)

Hey all.

I've been using firefox for as long as i can remember and it was pretty much always the same, things are in the same locations etc... at least they have been now for the past many years.

I have updates disabled, i have clicked no for the past few times, and today i open firefox and it had updated itself... and just for fun i'm going to repeat myself, i have updates disabled...

The new top tabs are bigger with smaller text now, the "play" and "mute" button that was on the right side is now on the left and you can only see it when you hover the mouse over the tab itself. All that so there can be written "playing" under the name of the tab now. Instead of the "speaker" icon that was to the right of the tab name. Not even 24 hours ago i had it like that. Utterly useless changes. Who comes up with these ideas? It's helping no one! Stop it :)

It's fine that you have to push updates for security reasons etc... But this user interface changing is seriously going to make me stop using firefox. Why can't you just make your updates but let my browser be and look the same as it has always been!?

This is so annoyingly pathetic. I hope you can do something to change this, or at least give us the old theme with smaller top bar, play/mute on the right side as it was before so it's easy to see and find what tab is playing without having the text of the tab become smaller.

This is why i have disabled updates! It's like opening a drawer that always has socks in it for years, and all of sudden there's spoons in that drawer. Why would you change the position of things? What's next, the close firefox at the bottom left corner? Just for fun to mix things up? ;)

So lame guys.

Asked by krissprolls5250 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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New "look" is beyond horid, how do I get old one back?

So Firefox suddenly and without asking just changed its look into something absolutely... No words can describe level of my disgust, so I wont fill this post by angry ran… (read more)

So Firefox suddenly and without asking just changed its look into something absolutely... No words can describe level of my disgust, so I wont fill this post by angry ranting.

Is there a way to get the old look back? (preferably without any downloads needed, cos at remote desktops that is not always an option)

Please, don't force me to use Chrome. I hate that browser, but they at least had decency to create skin, which makes it look like Firefox. The normal one, not the new diarrhea all over the screen one.

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Asked by GaSSarbajtr 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox update 89 (windows 10 64 bit) very poor use of small screen geometry - backed out - yecch

FEEDBACK FROM A VERY UNHAPPY FIREFOX USER 01-JUN-2021 I received a push update to Firefox 89.0. On my machine (which has a small screen geometry) the new layout is very (… (read more)

FEEDBACK FROM A VERY UNHAPPY FIREFOX USER 01-JUN-2021

I received a push update to Firefox 89.0. On my machine (which has a small screen geometry) the new layout is very (very) inefficient - waaaay too much space between screen widgets.

I looked for how to reverse the UI in 89.0 and the procedure was too complicated and time consuming to do in the time available.

I downloaded Firefox 88.0.1 and installed that over 89.0, but upon startup it will not accept the profiles and insists on creating a new profile or exiting (either option BAD).

Fortunately I had imaged the whole machine about a week before, so I was able to get back to 88.0.1 and resume use of my profiles (which have lots of stored data and specific preferences.)

MOZILLA FIREFOX TEAM HERE THIS:

1. Pushing down a non-trivial change to UI is very Windows-8-esque and is bad form without an option to (easily) back out. Microsoft has evidently learned this lesson - each Windows 10 update comes with an option to back out.

2. Leaving Mozilla's "feedback" page inoperative when pushing this extent of update is bad form.

3. My trust in Mozilla is somewhat damaged at this point; I will not accept any update after 88.0.1 I am running now until I have time to pre-test it in a "safe" environment.

Asked by wb0gaz 1 year ago

Last reply by wb0gaz 1 year ago

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The new UI is terrible

I just want it back the way it was a week ago! The new tabs suck and look bad. I loved how it looked before, with everything square and outlined. I'm 19 and grew up with … (read more)

I just want it back the way it was a week ago! The new tabs suck and look bad. I loved how it looked before, with everything square and outlined. I'm 19 and grew up with iPhones, so I'm not just saying this because I am a boomer. How do I revert the update?

Asked by HyperNinjaZX 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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New theme is awful

New theme is absolutely not contrasting. The font merges with the background, no separators are visible between the elements, although the tabs opposite are separated fro… (read more)

New theme is absolutely not contrasting. The font merges with the background, no separators are visible between the elements, although the tabs opposite are separated from the page. And a huge number of other annoying little things. You suggest choosing a different theme, but there are the same problems and an additional annoying background pattern.

Please make it possible to return to the classic theme and stop changing the interface and familiar controls. I am shaking from every update notification, because i expect everything will break again.

I also advise you to read reviews on news sites dedicated to this update. Many people unhappy with these changes.

I found a partial solution (about: config -> browser.proton.enabled -> FALSE ) problem, but as it became known, it will soon stop working.

I understand that FireFox a free product and I would shut up, but it upsets me that the tool that I have been using almost all my life has gone bad. And second, and even worse, the Internet is increasingly dominated by Chrome, remaining without competition.

Asked by reloac 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Everyone hates the look of the update. Why don't updates come with a theme option like the current look?

REGARDING THE APPEARANCE OF FIREFOX GUI AFTER AN UPDATE TO THE NEW RELEASE Everyone hates the look of the update to 89. We don't seem to have any way to make it look NOR… (read more)

REGARDING THE APPEARANCE OF FIREFOX GUI AFTER AN UPDATE TO THE NEW RELEASE

Everyone hates the look of the update to 89. We don't seem to have any way to make it look NORMAL again.

Why don't updates come with a working theme option that emulates the previous release?

I have read dozens of complaints and zero simple solutions. ZERO.

I want a simple solution but downgrading to 88 forever is not the simple solution.

I have been using Firefox for a long time. I have promoted it to thousands. If I can't find a suitable solution here soon then I will start using a browser that functions adequately for me. In general, if current development is indifferent to a disruptive visual change to the way that I can view my screen then I no longer intend to use or promote Firefox any longer.

This is a serious and an unacceptable problem for many so think twice before you respond to this if you expect our loyalty.

We ask for an "idiot-proof" solution.

Asked by Bob Who 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Tab bar has different look

I don't now what happened but my tab bar has a different look to it now. Possible a Firefox update changed the look of my tab bar, but nonetheless, it is now harder to se… (read more)

I don't now what happened but my tab bar has a different look to it now. Possible a Firefox update changed the look of my tab bar, but nonetheless, it is now harder to see the tab bar. It seems to have a more transparency look to it making it harder to see the tabs. How do I change the tab bar look to what it used to look like, which was easier to see? Can someone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 year ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 1 year ago

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New Floating Tab Look

Hello My desktop Firefox (iMac) did an automatic update and now I have the floaty tab redesign and I intensely dislike it. Is there a way to make the tabs look like how t… (read more)

Hello My desktop Firefox (iMac) did an automatic update and now I have the floaty tab redesign and I intensely dislike it. Is there a way to make the tabs look like how they did before? I am so unhappy. It's ugly and I can't tell the tabs apart very well (they have no dividing graphics). I am this close ---><--- to Time Machining myself back to the previous Firefox version. Help? Thanks Elizabeth

Asked by realityminus3 1 year ago

Last reply by realityminus3 1 year ago

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ugly tabs

Hi, Just got version 89.0 installed. And I totally don't like what happened to the tabs. They are visually disconnected from the page they belong to and transformed to so… (read more)

Hi,

Just got version 89.0 installed. And I totally don't like what happened to the tabs. They are visually disconnected from the page they belong to and transformed to some kind of buttons (at least when selected. When not slected only the caption is visible) . I cannot even imagine why such a useless change is done, but in terms of UI design this is not a good step. It makes things less clear.

I would like to have to old tabs back, but cannot find a theme which can do this.

Is there a setting with which I can set to old tabstyle back?

Thnx

Asked by eric140 1 year ago

Last reply by elias15 1 year ago

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new bookmark menu on 89B1

hello why with the new 89b1 1 have a lot less bookmark on my screen. On a 1080p screen i've calclulated that the new bookmark menu give me 14 less bookmarks on the screen… (read more)

hello why with the new 89b1 1 have a lot less bookmark on my screen. On a 1080p screen i've calclulated that the new bookmark menu give me 14 less bookmarks on the screen for the rest 1 have to scroll down a lot and beofre 1 had organized the bookmarks folders to not have to scroll down.

Can we make the menu more compact to have the same density than the older versions.

Thx in advance.

a very surprised customer.

Asked by spidey011 1 year ago

Last reply by spidey011 1 year ago

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Screenshot feature for desktop missing in browser header..............why

The screenshot feature offered in the browser header pull down menu is missing . i use this a lot.........has it been deleted from Firefox and if so why.......I need this… (read more)

The screenshot feature offered in the browser header pull down menu is missing . i use this a lot.........has it been deleted from Firefox and if so why.......I need this feature. Please help

Asked by carken 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago