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Turn off Switch to Tab?

IS there a way to disable Switch to Tab PERMANENTLY? IT would be SLIGHTLY less annoying if it REFRESHED the old tab when it brought you to it. But for some really dumb re… (read more)

IS there a way to disable Switch to Tab PERMANENTLY? IT would be SLIGHTLY less annoying if it REFRESHED the old tab when it brought you to it. But for some really dumb reason, it doesn't. I don't want to have to remember to press Alt every time because I literally can't think of a single time I would ever want it.

Asked by bttfpics 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Is there anything that typed string into url bar let firefox NOT recognize as url?

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox… (read more)

If I want to search something which includes dot(.), firefox immediately recognize as url so i always failure to search it. So I still leave search window inside firefox. Is there anything temporarily disable this recognition and search it in url bar(awesomebar;megabar)? Is there hidden commands such as !nourl:blahblah?

Asked by roflsunriz 6 months ago

Answered by McCoy 6 months ago

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firefox address bar auto suggest star meaning

When I start typing in the address bar I get a list of suggestions. Some of them have a star on the left and some don't. I can delete the ones that don't (Shift - Delete)… (read more)

When I start typing in the address bar I get a list of suggestions. Some of them have a star on the left and some don't. I can delete the ones that don't (Shift - Delete). But I can't delete the ones with the star. What is the star for and how can I delete it?

Asked by yerksd 7 months ago

Answered by McCoy 7 months ago

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I used to be able to edit history and keep what I wanted. Where is it now?

Where is the capacity to selectively delete history items. If it's been dumped, please bring it back. It might be "me", but I don't think so. Four other long-time users… (read more)

Where is the capacity to selectively delete history items. If it's been dumped, please bring it back. It might be "me", but I don't think so. Four other long-time users are really annoyed at loss of this capacity as well.

I don't think you need access to my

Asked by nordvie 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Can I choose when to switch to new tab?

One of the reasons I prefer Firefox to Chrome is that when I right-click on a link, I can open the link in a new tab. I usually read news in Chrome because, on some sites… (read more)

One of the reasons I prefer Firefox to Chrome is that when I right-click on a link, I can open the link in a new tab.

I usually read news in Chrome because, on some sites, I open 20 new tabs without moving from the main news page. I can then move to the tabs, read one, close it, move to the next, etc.

I would like to move my news reading to Firefox, but I would like to be able to choose whether (or not) to open a new tab at the time the tab is being opened.

Is this possible?

Asked by TdeV 1 year ago

Answered by TdeV 1 year ago

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what do the orange and purple emojis and the end of my add ons?

Just installed the most recent FF update and in the extension screen I now see some orange and purple emojis and the end of the different adds ons. What do they mean? See… (read more)

Just installed the most recent FF update and in the extension screen I now see some orange and purple emojis and the end of the different adds ons. What do they mean? See attached screen shot. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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How do I make firefox autocomplete most visted website instead of the website home page

So, I'm not really sure how to describe this, but I go to a few websites a lot, but I go to specific sections of their site and skip the home page entirely, I just moved … (read more)

So, I'm not really sure how to describe this, but I go to a few websites a lot, but I go to specific sections of their site and skip the home page entirely, I just moved over from chrome and it always knew what I wanted when I typed in the first 3 letters of the page, but firefox brings me to the actual page...which is technically correct but pretty annoying due to my habits.

For example, I go to android messages for web, the home page is worthless, but I want the web chat I type in 'mes' and brings me to the home page, not the actual useful page of messages for web

Asked by Pyroblock 1 year ago

Answered by Pyroblock 1 year ago

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Is there a simple way to block a website from ever loading without downloading special addons like Blocksite, just type in the website name and it can not load?

I have a couple of websites that keep popping up from time to time unexpectedly. There must be a way to simply add websites names e.g. www.ihatetheseguys.net to someplac… (read more)

I have a couple of websites that keep popping up from time to time unexpectedly. There must be a way to simply add websites names e.g. www.ihatetheseguys.net to someplace on my Firefox browser, something like a BANNED LIST. And once added that website can never open on my browser again.

This seems like it should be a very simple to thing to do.... it would be like the exceptions list we can access in options where we add websites to a list and they are allowed to open, but this would be the opposite.

I have searched around and it seems there are some add-ons/apps/programs I can download and run on my computer, one called BLOCKSITE. But I dont want to download anything. This seems like it should be a very simple to thing to do on the option page. Simply add a BANNED LIST where we can type in websites and when they try to nope they get noped away to oblivion.

Asked by Max7777 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Can I restore cleared downloads?

So I just hit the "clear down loads" link instead of search downloads by mistake. I have not saved all of those downloads to my hard drive yet. Is there any way to restor… (read more)

So I just hit the "clear down loads" link instead of search downloads by mistake. I have not saved all of those downloads to my hard drive yet. Is there any way to restore that list?

Asked by tbexrick 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I get my bookmark star and my VPN icons back on the toolbar?

When I started a new internet session the other day I noticed that the bookmar star icon and my VPN icon were missing on the tool bar. How do I put them back where they w… (read more)

When I started a new internet session the other day I noticed that the bookmar star icon and my VPN icon were missing on the tool bar. How do I put them back where they were?

Asked by PsyOp 1 year ago

Answered by PsyOp 1 year ago

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I'm over 80yrs. Used computers for yrs. but still a "newbie" . What's Private and non-private browsing??

It's getting more and more complicated for us "oldies". We're not adolescent typists on a so-called smart phone - and we're going to suffer when Kiwibank ditches cheque… (read more)

It's getting more and more complicated for us "oldies". We're not adolescent typists on a so-called smart phone - and we're going to suffer when Kiwibank ditches cheques and we have to learn all the ins and outs of on line banking. We were brought up in the days of times tables - pocket calculators weren't invented then. But it's overwhelming when we get all these instructions on setting up for the likes of "private" and "non-private" browsing, and the myriad of "apps" and "extensions" and whatever. If Microsoft Windows and Browsers of this day and age require a degree in how to use them, then I'll see if I can find a guru who can install Linux and a real simple Seniors Browser. Not one that sends you a host of emails on "useful hints" and "Things to do in Europe" if you happen to book and on-line ticket to see your grandchildren in Switzerland. Us 80's plus need something simple and safe to use. Forget all the gadgets. Can you re-shoe a horse - or tether one to a single furrow plough?

Asked by senior80 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Fingerprinting protection doesn't work in FF67, try https://amiunique.org

Firefox 67 is suppose to block fingerprinting when activated in the security/privacy settings. Well, try this french site : https://amiunique.org and see what can be read… (read more)

Firefox 67 is suppose to block fingerprinting when activated in the security/privacy settings. Well, try this french site : https://amiunique.org and see what can be read from your system and browser. I'm wondering how can it be possible to block fingerprinting other than giving false/random/generic data and be like everyone, not unique...

Asked by rouelle 1 year ago

Answered by oneofthedamons 1 year ago

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How do I find my bookmarked folder? My hand jerked and the folder disappeared and is not in other folders but is still somewhere.

My hand jerked as I clicked on a folder in the bookmarks menu. The folder disappeared. I looked in all other folders and searched for bookmarked websites in the folder. T… (read more)

My hand jerked as I clicked on a folder in the bookmarks menu. The folder disappeared. I looked in all other folders and searched for bookmarked websites in the folder. They were listed in show all bookmarks. I opened some and clicked on the "edit this website" and it showed they were still in that folder. But I can't find the folder. In Show All Bookmarks it doesn't show the location of listed bookmarks. Help.

Asked by jaden18 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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The find bar does not work.

When I try to use the find bar, it shows up black and won't search for text. It doesn't even say "phrase not found." I tried searching for words I knew were in the webpag… (read more)

When I try to use the find bar, it shows up black and won't search for text. It doesn't even say "phrase not found." I tried searching for words I knew were in the webpage and that I could see and it still wouldn't work. The quick search bar does the same. I tried restarting with add-ons disabled and nothing happened. I'm kind of at a loss at what to do.

Here's an image of the find bar if that helps any.

Asked by Sissy16 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago