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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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox overlaps part of the Taskbar when in fullscreen

When I switch my Firefox to fullscreen it overlaps onto the taskbar (as you see in the picture I attached below) Can someone help me fix this? Turning on the Titlebar fix… (read more)

When I switch my Firefox to fullscreen it overlaps onto the taskbar (as you see in the picture I attached below) Can someone help me fix this? Turning on the Titlebar fixes this but I don't want the Titlebar to be on. This is a seriously big and annoying issue. I have tried reinstalling and refreshing my browser and even disabling windows color from being applied to the taskbar but it doesn't help. Its as if Firefox has an extra piece to it in fullscreen. If I click on the taskbar it overlaps back onto Firefox but then if I open start (as you can see in the second picture) that extra piece of Firefox is still there.

Asked by withering_nightmare 1 year ago

Answered by Raushani Singh 1 year ago

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Firefox has serious problems in Mac OS

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI s… (read more)

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI sometimes blinks and sometimes becomes black. I had to restart the app but it happened quite frequently. After updating to Catalina, all shortcuts are unusable, most right click menus are blank and even the menu bar is blank. When hovering the mouse over the menu bar, nothing displays, just blank menus. Sometimes, the app starts up with default UI although I customised it a bit. In those cases, I had to close the tab or even restart the app.

I'm getting disappointed and perhaps I'll move to another browser soon.

Asked by Penta-Power 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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What is the "new helper tool" that FF 77 wants to install

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and… (read more)

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and it looks a lot like Oracle's Java installer that tries to install a bunch of crud. In that case cancel continues with the Java install. In this case, Cancel stops the FF upgrade.

What is this tool and why is it not described better to know have a better guess as to whether it is safe to install?

Asked by harry.levinson 1 year ago

Answered by harry.levinson 1 year ago

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Side Panel for Web Browsing

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome. I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel. Pa… (read more)

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome.

I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel.

Page to Popup extension is okay, but I'd like to be able to have multiple websites I can just click on to see the brief view in the web panel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Pokemonsaywut 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox 76.0.1 not playing embedded Twitter videos

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I… (read more)

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I did a clear history, cache & cookies and refreshed Firefox. I ran the apt update for Ubunto. It had been operating smoothly in the past. If I go to Twitter, it plays. It just goes blank when I click on the video embedded in the post.

Thank you for any assistance.

Asked by varices 2 years ago

Answered by varices 1 year ago

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A known bug? target="_blank" and window.close() do no longer work together since Firefox 72

Assume you create a new window (pop-up) using javascript and have its content be something like this: <html> <body> <form action="some_action.php" targe… (read more)

Assume you create a new window (pop-up) using javascript and have its content be something like this:

<html>
<body>
  <form action="some_action.php" target="_blank"> 
     ... some form fields ... 

     <button onclick="window.close()">
        submit in new tab & close pop-up
     </button>
  </form> 

  <a href="some_page.php" target="_blank" onclick="window.close()">
     open link in new tab & close pop-up 
  </a>
</body>
</html>


If you click the button "submit in new tab & close pop-up" the following should happen:

  1. Firefox submits the form in a new tab (because target="_blank" is set in the <form>)
  2. The pop-up closes itself (because onclick="window.close()" is set)

And if you click the link "open link in new tab & close pop-up" the following should happen:

  1. Firefox opens the link in a new tab (because target="_blank" is set in the <a>)
  2. The pop-up closes itself (because onclick="window.close()" is set)

However, what happens instead is this:

  1. Firefox only opens an empty tab, i.e. the submission of the form / the opening of the link fails
  2. The pop-up closes itself

This clearly seems to be a bug, right? Is this a known problem? I tested it with older versions and the problem apparently was introduced relatively recently with Firefox 72. More precisely, the form submission bug was introduced with Firefox 72 Beta 1 and the link opening bug was introduced with Firefox 72 Beta 7.

In Chrome and Internet Explorer both cases work as expected.

Asked by Maximilian 1 year ago

Answered by Maximilian 1 year ago

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Why can't I download PDF files anymore when Firefox opens them?

I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the d… (read more)

I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the download arrow, Firefox no longer downloads the pdf file... Nothing happens. I tried pressing print to pdf and that works. But takes much longer compared to just downloading, I would very much appreciate your help if we could fix this issue.

I didn't install any recent new addons or anything.

About Firefox says 76.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by dw.lavabit 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Custom hotkeys.

I've just switched to Firefox from Chrome and need to change some of the hotkeys to a more familiar setup. Also, another annoying thing I noticed, `cmd+b` opens up the Bo… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox from Chrome and need to change some of the hotkeys to a more familiar setup.

Also, another annoying thing I noticed, `cmd+b` opens up the Bookmarks sidebar, rather than bolden the text on a WYSIWYG editor on websites (i've installed FF v76.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS).

Asked by pr11 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Prevent new window from hiding addons in toolbar

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons. In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolb… (read more)

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons.

In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true (following the solution provided in: question 1206512).

Previously, this was successful in ensuring that popup windows got the full toolbar, but now it has stopped working.

I'm not sure exactly which release this started with.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true.

2) Visit https://jeffersonscher.com/res/popit.html and follow the third link.

3) The window that pops up has no toolbar icons for the installed extensions.

Asked by pg_78 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How Do I Change The URL Bar Text Color?

I'm on FF 76.0.1 The text color of the locations in the URL bar is a mix of black and grey ... black for the website and grey for everything else. All I wanna do is chang… (read more)

I'm on FF 76.0.1

The text color of the locations in the URL bar is a mix of black and grey ... black for the website and grey for everything else. All I wanna do is change all of the text to black. How can I do this? I just need the code to plug into my userChrome.css file.

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Asked by KenB67 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Top Sites Section in Home Page disappeared. HOw can I get it back?

I wanted to delete one item from the Top Sites section of my Home Page on Firefox, but instead I removed the entire row. How can I get it back? Thank you for any hep yo… (read more)

I wanted to delete one item from the Top Sites section of my Home Page on Firefox, but instead I removed the entire row. How can I get it back?

Thank you for any hep you might be able to provide.

Asked by AnthonyMalina 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why doesn't the spelling check work?

Hi I looked at a couple other threads on this problem, which said that you have to install a dictionary and (for example), "You can see which dictionary is selected if yo… (read more)

Hi

I looked at a couple other threads on this problem, which said that you have to install a dictionary and (for example), "You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu". But when I right click in a text area, the context menu has no mention of spelling or languages, and I can't find any place in the Options where one would install a dictionary.

Besides which, why doesn't Firefox tell the poor user that he has to install a dictionary, or put something about it by the check-box in the Options that refers to the spelling checker? And why, in the past, did I never have this problem with Firefox, but only now with a new computer? (Windows 10 as before.)

Asked by Eric_Kvaalen 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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Don't want to jump to new tab on context search or right click

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browse… (read more)

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browser does not jump to the new tab immediately? In other words, I want to stay on the page I'm on and have the new link tab load in the background. I hope I have explained this adequately. Thanks.

Asked by pursuit81 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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confirm you're not a robot

I'd like to know why when I use Firefox often google asks me to show I am not a robot. Yes I use a VPN but this does't appear so often using Chrome. Thank you for any inf… (read more)

I'd like to know why when I use Firefox often google asks me to show I am not a robot. Yes I use a VPN but this does't appear so often using Chrome. Thank you for any information

Asked by Luciano 2 years ago

Answered by Eve 2 years ago

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Some Bookmarks not showing up using Bookmarks menu

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. Howe… (read more)

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. However, when I open the Bookmarks through the sidebar, everything shows up....all folders and contents. So all my bookmarks were imported but half of the folders' contents do not show up if I go through the Bookmarks and Other Bookmarks menu. Going through the menu is easier so I hope someone has a solution. Thanks.

Asked by rtperry 1 year ago

Answered by rtperry 1 year ago