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Where are my personas?

Somehow your program updated me to Firefox 20 and the personas DO NOT display. I've also never seen a company go so far out of their way to not want to communicate with… (read more)

Somehow your program updated me to Firefox 20 and the personas DO NOT display.

I've also never seen a company go so far out of their way to not want to communicate with their users.

edited by a moderator due to language

Asked by Dennis 7 years ago

Last reply by Patricia 6 years ago

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Change cursor

With FF24, when I move the mouse over a link the cursor end changes from an arrow to a magnifying glass. While FF is not my main browser, I do use it a fair amount and n… (read more)

With FF24, when I move the mouse over a link the cursor end changes from an arrow to a magnifying glass. While FF is not my main browser, I do use it a fair amount and never saw (or noticed) this before. Is there a way to keep it arrow only? Thanks,

Asked by Roger 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Revert Search from 43.0.1 version

Release 43.0.1 turned my search bar into a little mess with a bunch of buttons instead of a dropdown. And I have to re-select my search engine every time. This happened … (read more)

Release 43.0.1 turned my search bar into a little mess with a bunch of buttons instead of a dropdown. And I have to re-select my search engine every time.

This happened before, and I reset it to the functional old version with a boolean in the about:config about "one-off search buttons".

That doesn't work anymore.

I'm not using the browser with this search function. What's the setting to revert it?

Asked by RevertSearch 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Where has about.config gone?

I just typed about.config into the address bar, and it said it couldn't be found. Where has it gone? I am visually impaired and can't use another browser such as IE or Ch… (read more)

I just typed about.config into the address bar, and it said it couldn't be found. Where has it gone?

I am visually impaired and can't use another browser such as IE or Chrome because the former is not secure, and the latter isn't accessible to people with low vision.

When setting up colours in Firefox I can't use the browser based preferences, because my colours wouldn't accessible until I've changed them. Catch 22 situation. I therefore have no choice but to go to the browser.preferences.inContent option in about.config, so that I can get the old 'pop-up style' preferences to make my colour changes. That old 'pop-up' preferences window uses my Windows colour scheme, so I can see that without a problem.

I therefore need about.config to allow me to use Firefox.

Asked by Logan9Fingers 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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COME ON MOZILLA: mail filter missing an essential functionality

Yo all ! I just upgraded an old Outlook 6.x express to TB. To my surprise the mail filter apparantly misses an essential functionality. You cannot filter a mail address o… (read more)

Yo all !

I just upgraded an old Outlook 6.x express to TB.

To my surprise the mail filter apparantly misses an essential functionality.

You cannot filter a mail address on it's domain, but only on the entire mail-address.

So instead a single filter on "@hotels.com", You must create a filer one each (new) name that appears, like

offers@hotels.com last_chance@hotels.com spam@hotels.com etc... etc...

And especially those ...pain-in-the-a***... rayban sunglass spammers, that change name every week cannot be filtered (thay know that TB misses this, so thats why thay do it).

This lack of funcionality is allso decribed in the online doc. with the use of the "from" and "is" in the filter rules, which only takes the full address.

COME ON MOZILLA - make the (simple) patch, so We can sort out an entire domain instead of that bird-picking.

I thought I upgraded from Outlook Express, but apparantly not, because this functionality has been there since ages...

Im soon looking for another client.....

Asked by diffraktion 3 years ago

Last reply by Wayne Mery 2 years ago

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how do i really stop autoplay (including autoplay triggered by scripts)

when media starts playing on my computer without my consent, this should be considered a cybercime. The only way for a video to start playing should be `right click ->… (read more)

when media starts playing on my computer without my consent, this should be considered a cybercime.

The only way for a video to start playing should be `right click -> play`

cut the nonsense with the *media.autoplay.enabled* switch. it doesnt work and it never will. as soon as the website uses any kind of scripting, this switch is ineffective.


which extension do i need to install to stop this autoplay nightmare forever?

Asked by Jazoray 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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no change after install of "Theme and Font size changer" add-on

After following instructions twice I am stumped. Trying to install "Theme and Font size changer". Search, select install, restart TB. No change, no button, nothing in too… (read more)

After following instructions twice I am stumped. Trying to install "Theme and Font size changer". Search, select install, restart TB. No change, no button, nothing in tools menu. All help is appreciated.

Asked by Rick Delia 2 years ago

Last reply by Zenos 2 years ago

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Toolbar in preview window ESR version 60.2 is missing.

Foxit Reader is my favourite PDF program. To be able to save and print from the preview window in Firefox (on the left hand upper side) I use the ESR channel. Till versio… (read more)

Foxit Reader is my favourite PDF program. To be able to save and print from the preview window in Firefox (on the left hand upper side) I use the ESR channel. Till version 59.9 at the bottom of the preview window a toolbar appeared with which I could save or print the document. Since the upgrade to version 60.2, this toolbar does not appear (which was the fact when I used the standard version of Firefox). I want to downgrade to ESR 59.9 (though Mozilla does not recommend this) in order to have back the toolbar, but if I choose for this version (in the download history under 'options') the latest version remains. Secondly: Is there a way to retrieve the mentioned toolbar in ESR version 60.2?

Asked by Victor 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox disabled my add-ons WHY WHY WHY !!!!

Just had to rewrite this post because this site inadvertently refreshed screen and lost my content! I used Firefox 56.0.2 because I NEED to use legacy add-ons that ensure… (read more)

Just had to rewrite this post because this site inadvertently refreshed screen and lost my content!

I used Firefox 56.0.2 because I NEED to use legacy add-ons that ensure security and safety, these add-ons have no alternative in Quantum and no update. All of my other Add-ons have versions that support this edition of Firefox.

TODAY three of my important Firefox add-on were DISABLED BY FIREFOX, with no warning or caution and without my authority.

The updates were

LASTPASS UBLOCK ORIGIN GHOSTERY

I think it is extremely unlikely that these three companies unilaterally and randomly all decided to stop using the add-ons on the SAME DAY. I might have left those companies reviews expressing my concern by now that they have been disabled I can’t leave a review. So there is this fake positive picture painted of reviews on Mozilla site.

So I can only presume that it was MOZILLA FIREFOX that FORCED this on me, pitting my loyalty of one set of add-ons with another.

I am DISGUSTED by this behaviour from Mozilla, oh yes I am sure they will want to blame the add-on providers but it will be under their suggestion, rules or whatever.

I still can’t update the legacy add-ons (which still work) nor is there any alternative in Quantum.

I was quite happy in my time shell using add-ons I trusted and relied upon, that are secure in their own right, SO WHY IS MOZILLA MESSING WITH ME.

I can guess the responses will be just go ahead an upgrade Firefox, but WHY SHOULD I BE FORCED KICKING AND SCREAMING into a version of Firefox that does not meet my needs.

The bigger question is WHY WOULD I TRUST MOZILLA FIREFOX when they can mess with my productivity and give me this problem at their whim when I can choose Opera, Chrome in all of it’s variants and not have this kind of problem. They may be as bad but they have not hurt me already.

So before I go I have to ask this community if they can help me.

1. Is there a fork of the old firefox that allows the install of legacy versions of add-on, i.e. one that does not have Mozilla poking it’s nose in? 2. Is there a setting in About Config that may enable me to override this disabling of the above add-ons?

I have not listed the legacy add-ons that still work because they are clearly not the problem and I am sure that there are many thousands of users that have different legacy add-ons that face this same problem.

It was bad enough that EVERY time I used firefox I got these “your version of firefox is critically out of date” nagware messages and that even after closing them I got more nagging when I scrolled done.

It is MY computer, MY risk, MY choice, if I can’t TRUST Mozilla to let me work in peace then I really do not think I can risk using a later version of Firefox.

If anyone has any constructive advice THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTIONS ABOVE to get this working again I would appreciate it.

Asked by FirefoxUser72345 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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How to remove Thunderbird as default e mail client

My Thunderbird installation displays Thunderbird as my default e mail client. I can see that box checked in the settings. But it's greyed out so I can't change the sett… (read more)

My Thunderbird installation displays Thunderbird as my default e mail client. I can see that box checked in the settings. But it's greyed out so I can't change the setting. How do I uncheck that box and remove Thunderbird as my default e mail client?

Asked by Richard Silverstein 1 year ago

Last reply by przemo.bielicki 11 months ago

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Themes not working properly

After the most recent update, Thunderbird went to Dark theme. I tried to put it back to Default theme, and it is still in Dark theme although with the task bar headers de… (read more)

After the most recent update, Thunderbird went to Dark theme. I tried to put it back to Default theme, and it is still in Dark theme although with the task bar headers default. Putting it on Light theme makes everything washed out and colors are wrong. I was happy before with the appearance, now it looks childish and ugly. This last update seems to have broken the appearance. Can I roll it back?

Asked by dtsaudio 6 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 months ago

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How do I get rid of the wide side bar titled "Related Searches" that covers 1/4 of my screen page?

I've tried everything, cannot determine how it got there, how to remove. It is impossible to work within a web site with this wide side bar covering at least 2-3 inches. … (read more)

I've tried everything, cannot determine how it got there, how to remove. It is impossible to work within a web site with this wide side bar covering at least 2-3 inches. Is it somehow connected to Conduit search engine?

Asked by barbnlon 7 years ago

Last reply by eldrig 6 years ago

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Firefox default theme not working on high contrast

When FF23 upgraded to FF24 the default theme was broken I usually have white text on black background set for Win8 high contrast theme. It worked fine in FF23 Now the def… (read more)

When FF23 upgraded to FF24 the default theme was broken

I usually have white text on black background set for Win8 high contrast theme. It worked fine in FF23

Now the default theme in FF24 is white with white text and the toolbar buttons have black surrounds on white toolbars. The sidebar is unreadable. The toolbar buttons themeselves are OK displaying as pale icons on black.

I have tried to fix by ticking use system colours - no change. Unticked no change.

Safe mode - no change.

Unticked/ticked harware accellaration - no change

I have tried re-installing, plus upgrading for FF25 beta then backdown to FF24.

Hope you can help.

Asked by Longerhim 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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New Tab Button is Re-Located

For some reason the "new tab" button was relocated all the way to the right of the screen as shown in the below screenshot. How do I move it back to the old setting wher… (read more)

For some reason the "new tab" button was relocated all the way to the right of the screen as shown in the below screenshot. How do I move it back to the old setting where it used to be right next to the open tab?

Asked by DoggyGoWoof 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to find installed addon in Firefox?

Hi :) I got some more addons installed. No, i dont want to deinstall some. Yes, i need and use all of them. No, they do not slow down my Browser. Yes, you may have not a … (read more)

Hi :) I got some more addons installed. No, i dont want to deinstall some. Yes, i need and use all of them. No, they do not slow down my Browser. Yes, you may have not a hunch of that?

It seems in Firefox with Shift+Ctrl+A and about:addons you can only search addons on addons.mozilla.org. Or have i overlooked something?

Why does FF not have this usefull feature? It is faster to type text fragments to find an installed addon than to scroll down the list. All Chrome Browser got this option and it works fine :)

thx

Asked by Clemens Ratte-Polle 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to stop updates

I'm tired of being pestered by FF to update. If I wanted to update, I would. I don't and I'm not driven by the need to constantly update something that it running stable.… (read more)

I'm tired of being pestered by FF to update. If I wanted to update, I would. I don't and I'm not driven by the need to constantly update something that it running stable. as-is How do I turn this off w/o being an IT pro?

Asked by ntsqd 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 10 months ago

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I need add-ons for old version of firefox , I can,t update browser , I can,t buy new hardware , help me

So many people are very poor and they can not buy new and strong computer hardware , But Firefox force us to use new hardware because new version need new hardware , and … (read more)

So many people are very poor and they can not buy new and strong computer hardware , But Firefox force us to use new hardware because new version need new hardware , and new add-ons need new version browser ... It is unfair , What dose add-ons do for us that you force us to buy new hardware? , whereas we have not enough money ... Is not Mozilla a non-profit organization ? For example in Iran, internet censored by criminal government and we strongly need free "VPN add-ons" at old versions of Firefox ... (especially 47 & less)

Thanks for your notice

چرا نمیگذارید از افزونه ها در نسخه های قدیم فایرفاکس استفاده کنیم ؟ ما نمیتوانیم نسخه جدید مرورگر را بکار ببریم چون پول کافی برای خرید سخت افزار کامپیوتر جدید نداریم . مگر یک افزونه چه میکند که اینگونه لازم به بروزرسانی باشد ؟ بگذارید از همان نسخه های قدیم استفاده کامل بکنیم ، مگر بنیاد موزیلا غیرانتفاعی نیست ؟ پس چه فایده ای دارد که مردم را مجبور به خرید کامپیوتر جدید کنید ؟ بطور مثال در ایران اینترنت توسط حکومت جنایتکار سانسور میشود و ما نیاز فراوان به فیلترشکن از نوع افزونه ای داریم ، لطفا اینقدر ما را اذیت نکنید!

سپاس از توجه شما

Asked by saminur 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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webcam wont work ON ANY WEBSITE, pretends i never even clicked allow for access

im was trying to use my webcam on omegle, and it kept telling me i had denied access, which i had not. i tried SEVERAL other sites, all of which seem to act like i never … (read more)

im was trying to use my webcam on omegle, and it kept telling me i had denied access, which i had not. i tried SEVERAL other sites, all of which seem to act like i never even clicked allow access to my webcam!! i deleted cookies and cache, i uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, and rebooted my laptop many times. NOTHING WORKS!

Asked by cicero 1 year ago

Last reply by RobertJ 12 months ago