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Add ons not working or showing up

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on … (read more)

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on my other two machines, and used to work great on this one. Thank you Jason Stone.

Asked by jasonstone20 2 years ago

Answered by AKASH kUMAR 2 years ago

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Middle-Clicking on a hyperlink is no longer opening new windows and I would like it do so.

This is driving me nuts. My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL. This is how it wa… (read more)

This is driving me nuts.

My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL.

This is how it was working before a power interruption forced my computer to restart tonight, and my desired behavior has gone away.

The middle mouse button works for other functions; and, middle-clicking on bookmarks in my bookmark bar does launch a new window with that bookmark as expected. However, middleclicking a hyperlink does nothing.

I have browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick = false and in the options menu, "open links in tabs instead of new windows" is unchecked. Additionally I have set browser.link.open_newwindow = 2.

Can anyone help me here? This is driving me slightly batty.

Asked by ShadowDragon8685 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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No printing to pdf

Hi, I noticed that the new release of the Android Firefox browser doesn't support printing (and therefore save to pdf) anymore. Is it a known issue or is there anything t… (read more)

Hi, I noticed that the new release of the Android Firefox browser doesn't support printing (and therefore save to pdf) anymore. Is it a known issue or is there anything that I am missing?

Asked by luigimaria.bonini 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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how do I use multiple webcams and switch between them easily?

WHY DON'T YOU SUPPORT YOUR OWN CRAP? [Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.] Changed subject line to better describe … (read more)

WHY DON'T YOU SUPPORT YOUR OWN CRAP?

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Asked by CharlesW 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I change the font for my menu and toolbar?

Hello, I am a dyslexic user and I am trying to change the font of my menu to open-dyslexic, however i cant figureout how and most of the answers here only answer for chan… (read more)

Hello, I am a dyslexic user and I am trying to change the font of my menu to open-dyslexic, however i cant figureout how and most of the answers here only answer for changing the size, but not the actual font for the menu bar. How do I change the font of my tabs, bookmarks, and ect? thank you

Asked by Nafeesa 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to locate and change Firefox Cache storage location

1) Because the built in options are ambiguous I want to flush the temporary Cache storage directory myself, but I can't find it. Where is it? 2) Then I want to relocat… (read more)

1) Because the built in options are ambiguous I want to flush the temporary Cache storage directory myself, but I can't find it. Where is it? 2) Then I want to relocate it, but here are Mozilla's instructions for how to reset it:

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To set Firefox's cache folder, first type “about:config” (omit quotes throughout) into the program's address bar and then hit “Enter.” Right-click on any of the displayed properties, select “New” and then select “String” to display the New String dialog box. Enter “browser.cache.disk.parent_directory” into the box and then click “OK” to display the New Value dialog box. Enter the full filepath to the folder you wish to use as the cache folder, and then click “OK.”

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Doesn't work.

So, after finding the current location and flushing it how do I change it?

Asked by i_am_jim1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Open pdf attachments in Adobe Reader

Thunderbird 91 opens inbox pdf attachments in a new tab instead of in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Is there a way to revert back to the old behavior where these were opened in … (read more)

Thunderbird 91 opens inbox pdf attachments in a new tab instead of in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Is there a way to revert back to the old behavior where these were opened in Adobe?

Asked by bubba101 10 months ago

Answered by bubba101 10 months ago

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Switched browser cache from disk (SSD) to RAM, about:cache still displaying in disk too

Hi, Talking briefly about the size of games nowadays and SSD, i checked some stuff and saw Firefox writing 4.5 Mo/s (= MB/s). I wanted to see what that was, and saw it's … (read more)

Hi,

Talking briefly about the size of games nowadays and SSD, i checked some stuff and saw Firefox writing 4.5 Mo/s (= MB/s). I wanted to see what that was, and saw it's mainly firefox cache. From there i searched and found a few sites suggesting and showing the settings to change to switch from disk cache to RAM cache. I did so since i've enough free RAM from a little while now. Changed settings (in about:config):

  • browser.cache.disk.enable from true to false
  • browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl from true to false

browser.cache.memory.enable was already on true and browser.cache.memory.capacity on -1 (not sure it's the best setting, only displaying 32768 KiB in about:cache... Any insight appreciated).

The concern: Cf. title, about:cache is still displaying the cache is also on disk, while i don't see writings being done related to the cache on the SSD. Is it just a display error in this configuration, or is there something else? If it's an error, i guess i should report it if it's not already done on the appropriate platform after.

Also, i hope the 4.5 Mo/s was just a peak, because if it's constantly like that if you've Twitch opened for instance, that's a major issue. On a SSD like the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB with its small TBW of 75, that's slightly less than 193 full days.

Asked by Harest 1 year ago

Answered by Harest 1 year ago

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Firefox profile location with Firefox GPO settings defined

We currently use roaming profiles at our site on our Windows 10 computers. Firefox profile data is created in %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox for our users (which falls in our … (read more)

We currently use roaming profiles at our site on our Windows 10 computers. Firefox profile data is created in %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox for our users (which falls in our redirected AppData location and therefore is written to our fileserver).

I am looking at implementing some Firefox settings in Group Policy to control certain settings for our users, but I find when I make settings there, profile data lands in %localappdata%\Mozilla\Firefox instead, and this data is *NOT* saved to the fileserver.

Is there a setting in the Firefox ADMX package that allows one to redefine where the Firefox profile data is created? I've looked through the settings in version 2.3 of the Firefox ADMX package, and I'm not finding it.

Asked by john467 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Stopping auto play

I have set to block auto play in options but videos still start, some full size, some go to the top right corner but still play. Can someone tell me how to set each of th… (read more)

I have set to block auto play in options but videos still start, some full size, some go to the top right corner but still play.

Can someone tell me how to set each of the auto play settings in about.config I don't want to mess with it when I am unsure.

I have Windows 10 Version 20 H2 (OS Build 19042.685 and FF 84.0.2

Thanks in advance

Asked by Jonathan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Getting search results to open in a new tab instead of the current one

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and I can't figure out how to get back the old way. Does anybody know?

Asked by sideburns 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Change pdf viewer background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`)… (read more)

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`). And here is effect I want it to look like (see screenshot from Chrome `wished_bg.png`). Thanks in advance (:

PS: I don't want to change my theme to dark. It seems I have to change my css, but I dunno which & how.

Asked by Mark Taylor 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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[Mysolved] How to disable all shortcuts in FF?

As there is no way to customize FF shortcuts, How to Disable them all together? In any way: editing settings, browser internal files, whatever. No, it's not about addon s… (read more)

As there is no way to customize FF shortcuts, How to Disable them all together? In any way: editing settings, browser internal files, whatever. No, it's not about addon shortcuts. Yes, i already checked smt like a hundred topics/adviced addons web-search could provide, and none works.

Asked by rey0n 1 year ago

Answered by rey0n 1 year ago

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Email Archiving to Local Folder

Hi everyone, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I doubt I am the only one with this goal / question! I am trying to archive emails from an online provider to my lo… (read more)

Hi everyone, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I doubt I am the only one with this goal / question! I am trying to archive emails from an online provider to my local PC. I want to delete the emails from the online server and only keep a copy on my local archive. I have read the help here but did not find enough explanation regarding Archiving to know whether it is what I am looking for, or intended for a different purpose. Likewise with "Local Folders".

So I have potentially abused them both with the following configuration: 1) renaming my "Local Folders" account to "Archive", 2) setting my custom local folder under "Local Folders" (now "Archive") > "Local Directory", 3) creating subfolders for each email account, 4) specifying these folders under each "Account Settings" > "Copies & Folders" > "Message Archives" > "Other" > "<Folder Name> on Archive" (selecting the subfolder) 5) leaving Thunderbird on all night to synchronise

Unfortunately, the next day in my Archive folder were only tiny ".msf" files, so it clearly didn't do what I expected. So please tell me where I went wrong, and how I should rather setup my local archive. My aim is to delete online copies and move most mails offline.

Thanks a million in advance! Bruce

Asked by Bruce 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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How to install uBlock Origin Addon on Firefox for android

After the last update of firefox for android, I find that the uBlock Origin Addon is no longer in the list of recommended addons, but it can still be seen in the addons f… (read more)

After the last update of firefox for android, I find that the uBlock Origin Addon is no longer in the list of recommended addons, but it can still be seen in the addons for android website. I tried to install it through the website, but after downloading the addon xpii file it says, “cannot open this file.” Does uBlock Origin no longer support firefox for android? Or is there any way to install it. My firefox version is 84.1.4

Asked by sffred 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago