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Updated today - Shortcuts are too small!

The new update has changed the way my homepage looks. I want it back the way it was with the same colors. The most important part, my shortcut squares are too small. I… (read more)

The new update has changed the way my homepage looks. I want it back the way it was with the same colors. The most important part, my shortcut squares are too small. I'm old and need them back to the size they were.

I can't find a way to make them larger. Can anyone help?

Asked by jbhome668 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

No speaker icon after updating to 89.0 on Windows 10

After updating to 89.0 on Windows 10, I don't see a speaker icon on the tab that's currently playing audio unless I hover over the tab. In to previous releases, any tab … (read more)

After updating to 89.0 on Windows 10, I don't see a speaker icon on the tab that's currently playing audio unless I hover over the tab. In to previous releases, any tab that was playing audio had a speaker icon that showed you which tab(s) are playing.

Asked by JK 3 months ago

Last reply by mikefellh 1 month ago

Bookmark menu

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.… (read more)

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.1 version? I hate to not have the Automatic Updates, for obvious reasons, but don't want to use the double space of the Bookmarks even more.

Asked by mnt1cabin 3 months ago

Last reply by foxyjm 1 month ago

Can I Decrease White Space (Padding) Between Bookmark Items in FF89?

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and… (read more)

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and all the extra white space just means more scrolling to navigate through my bookmarks.

The AskVG site has a 02-June-2021 article at https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/ that explains how to disable all the new Proton interface changes in about:config, but is there one specific hidden preference / flag (e.g., browser.proton.toolbar.version) mentioned in that article that controls the spacing between bookmarks and menu items?

There is a also a companion article on AskVG titled https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-compact-mode-density-option-in-firefox-customize-window/ with instructions on how to change two Density options (browser.compactmode.show and browser.uidensity) in about:config, but I have no idea if changing my density setting to "Compact" would actually decrease white space (padding) between bookmark and menu items.


Dell Inspiron 15 5584 * 64-bit Win 10 Pro v20H2 build 19042.985 * Firefox v89.0.0 * MS Edge v91.0.864.37 * Microsoft Defender v4.18.2104.14 * Malwarebytes Premium v4.4.0.117-1.0.1308

Asked by lmacri 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Switch back to the old tab design???

Hello, I just installed the new update. The new tab design is totally confusing/unclear to me. Especially the fact that the new tabs don't have a "seperator-line" to the… (read more)

Hello,

I just installed the new update. The new tab design is totally confusing/unclear to me. Especially the fact that the new tabs don't have a "seperator-line" to the next tab. Thats totally disturbing to me. It's really difficult for me to keep the overview about my normally around 60 tabs now. Is there an option to switch back to the old tabs look and feel? Are there other options to customize the look of the tab bar?

Thanks in advance and Greetz!

Asked by alien1 3 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 month ago

Revert to previous update? I don't like the new UI

This latest update from Firefox is awful in my opinion. The tabs are ugly and blocky and too big and everything is spaced weirdly. The right-click menu is far bigger than… (read more)

This latest update from Firefox is awful in my opinion. The tabs are ugly and blocky and too big and everything is spaced weirdly. The right-click menu is far bigger than it needs to be. This is all new as of the latest update. It appears Mozilla did one of those "changing something for the sake of changing it" updates which I detest.

Is there any way to revert to the previous update, when everything was normal? I tried searching through settings but couldn't find anything. Nor could I find an add-on to fix it. This is quite frustrating as I liked the compactness of Firefox but they broke all of that and made it ugly in the process.

Thank you for any help!

Asked by Lightningtow 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

June 1 2021 update has doubled the space between rows of booksmarks

Firefox 89.0 update has doubled the row space between bookmark folders and bookmarks. A previous thread suggested using about:config, browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled… (read more)

Firefox 89.0 update has doubled the row space between bookmark folders and bookmarks. A previous thread suggested using about:config, browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled but that has not fixed/changed anything. The additional spacing between rows adds nothing, improves nothing and slows down selection of bookmarks. Hopefully this will be fixed.

Asked by tenmark0001 3 months ago

Last reply by ray611 3 months ago

Firefox 89 says compact mode is "not supported" FF89 takes up too much screen space!

First of all: I tried to "give feedback" first, by going to that crowdicity website. I had to create an account, then I created an "idea" but it wasn't even allowed by t… (read more)

First of all: I tried to "give feedback" first, by going to that crowdicity website. I had to create an account, then I created an "idea" but it wasn't even allowed by the mods.

The 89 design is not user friendly, it takes away too much of my screen. I want to see the website, not some bloated tabs. And what on earth is meant by unsupported in the customize menu when I try to select compact? I always recommendet Firefox, among my friends and family as well as among my customers. Since day 1 I was with you, but this is just the absolute opposite of user friendliness. Even Microsoft Edge shows more of the actual website, I'm trying to look at. No "unsupported" compact mode needed, it is already even less obstrusive than that.

There were so many users who begged you not to do this. But you didn't listen. I want to be nice and kind but you gotta listen to your users, not just rely on your telemetry data. If someone chooses to install Firefox, a lot of people have the ability and knowledge to turn off that stuff. Those are your most loyal users. Listen to them.

Asked by geraldvm 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

is there a roll back for firefox , this new one is poor

so my firefox updated to this new look firefox and sorry to say what a load of c##p s##t it is can i roll it back anyway or should i just remove it from my pc laptop and… (read more)

so my firefox updated to this new look firefox and sorry to say what a load of c##p s##t it is can i roll it back anyway or should i just remove it from my pc laptop and phone and try something diffent?? its lost all my login info, its lost all my bookmarks . i type someting in the search bar and its doin something els ? what have you guys done omg.

Asked by hellbound333 3 months ago

Last reply by Skeezix 2 months ago

Why is Firefox determined to ruin our browser customizations? V 89 sucks!

I've used Firefox since 2001. Twenty years I've been able to customize it like I want. A few months ago I switched from ESR to Release channel because the release version… (read more)

I've used Firefox since 2001. Twenty years I've been able to customize it like I want.

A few months ago I switched from ESR to Release channel because the release version could still be tweaked to the way I like it. Huge mistake!

Version 89 totally destroyed everything I like about Firefox! I use Firefox on a large monitor from my easy-chair. I NEED compact layout. Everything is zoomed anyway. I hate the new tabs! I ESPECIALLY hate the double-spaced bookmarks! I want to continue to use a custom CSS in "chrome" folder.

I switched back to the ESR channel (FF78) and had to re-tweak my about:config settings, reinstall and tweak add-ons and load hundreds of bookmarks to get the favicons back. Unique favicons make it much easier to differentiate between sites. Generic icons suck. Major hassle!

I will stick with Firefox ESR until it too becomes unusable for me. At that point, sadly, my decades long use of Firefox will come to an end.

I include two screen grabs that illustrate how I like my set-up. Note how easy it is to tell one tab from another.

Why "fix" what ain't broke?

Asked by woodsman2 3 months ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 2 months ago

Recover Lost History and Bookmarks

I updated my version from 88 to 89 but did not like so I went back to the 88 version. But I see I lost all the History Bookmarks and all tabs I had open. How can I get it… (read more)

I updated my version from 88 to 89 but did not like so I went back to the 88 version. But I see I lost all the History Bookmarks and all tabs I had open. How can I get it back?

Asked by solkeys 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

How to go back to Firefox version 88

I wonder if there is anyone who has figured out a way to got back to a previous easier to use Firefox than this new version 89. It is so unclear where one thing starts an… (read more)

I wonder if there is anyone who has figured out a way to got back to a previous easier to use Firefox than this new version 89. It is so unclear where one thing starts and ends. I can't tell where my open tabs are either. It's a terrible upgrade. Don't the people working on these things have other more important features to work on? Is there anyone who can provide help and guidance?

I am using a MacBook Air 10.12.6

Thanks

Asked by JG 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

new so called look

how do i; get rid of the blue starred edit bookmark which is of no use to anyone ? dark mode as its too bloody dark , without changing my 'theme' ? the crap surround … (read more)

how do i;

get rid of the blue starred  edit bookmark  which is of no use to anyone ?

dark mode as its too bloody dark , without changing my 'theme' ? the crap surround on tabs ? i know which tab i'm on , or even change the colour at least . the line beneath tabs that goes along the whole screen ? 'page info' back to where it was before it was moved for no reason what so ever ? and any other updated crap i havent come across yet .

still no tabs below , so many tweaks here and there and yet f/f still doesnt give us what we want only what they want us to have .

Asked by trev 3 months ago

Last reply by rv4fun 2 months ago

I hate the new update 04 June 2021

The tabs at the top of the page look like they're on steriods, and I can't make the tabs smaller. What are you doing to your web browser? I hate what your have done in t… (read more)

The tabs at the top of the page look like they're on steriods, and I can't make the tabs smaller. What are you doing to your web browser? I hate what your have done in this update.

Asked by lukenelhamsbkk 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

Last reply by elias15 2 months ago

Bookmarks dropdown menu

Bookmark menu used to be compact and therefore easier to see more bookmarks, much better than Edge. After the last Firefox update it is more spaced out and therefore mor… (read more)

Bookmark menu used to be compact and therefore easier to see more bookmarks, much better than Edge. After the last Firefox update it is more spaced out and therefore more hassle to use.

Asked by Cormack99 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Changes in 89.0

I have very recently upgraded to Version 89.0 (Windows 10) and I can't help but wonder why some key characteristics have been changed for the worse. The display format fo… (read more)

I have very recently upgraded to Version 89.0 (Windows 10) and I can't help but wonder why some key characteristics have been changed for the worse. The display format for the Bookmarks list is now spaced so large that my Bookmarks no longer fit on a single screen, and I can find no adjustment available to users. Also, the new tab screen no longer shows the image of the page, making the display less useful. What was broken in these features that Mozilla found a need to "fix" them? Is there anything a user can do to "undo" these changes?

Asked by bflood47 3 months ago

Last reply by sadragna 3 months ago