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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 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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reverting to a previous version

to keep things short im trying o find a way to revert to before the most recent update (89.0), the new layout and organization changes are more or less causing no end of … (read more)

to keep things short im trying o find a way to revert to before the most recent update (89.0), the new layout and organization changes are more or less causing no end of issues for me both in function and causing my anxiety issues to spike from everything being unfamiliar and i need to find a way to revert.

Asked by rook999 11 months ago

Last reply by andyfallows 11 months ago

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How do I change the colorscheme back to the original?

How do I change my color scheme back to the original? Firefox upgraded my system (June 5, 2021) and the new color scheme is terrible. I want what I had yesterday. "To… (read more)

How do I change my color scheme back to the original? Firefox upgraded my system (June 5, 2021) and the new color scheme is terrible. I want what I had yesterday. "Tools-Addons-Appearance- default setting" is an old instruction and path, and is not applicable in this version.

Asked by karenlwalker 11 months ago

Last reply by bryan13 11 months ago

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Update caused changed colors

Just updated to latest Version 89.0. Rebooting the PC all of Firefox's colors changed to terrible washed out colors. Reading other inquiries I tried running the extensi… (read more)

Just updated to latest Version 89.0. Rebooting the PC all of Firefox's colors changed to terrible washed out colors. Reading other inquiries I tried running the extension "Firefox Colors" but it didn't help. How do I reset to original default colors? Sincerely, DDBob.

Asked by ddbob 11 months ago

Last reply by sharonfromvt 11 months ago

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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 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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New version of Firefox

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, b… (read more)

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, but they're placed lower in the screen and add a strip of unused dead space along the top of screen, which means the content I want to see is all pushed down into a smaller, squished space. Arg - already getting high blood pressure trying to navigate it!

Asked by rachfriend 11 months ago

Last reply by murmeladee 11 months ago

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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 11 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 9 months ago

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I deplore the way the browser looks now and want the old look back...

I deplore the way the browser looks now and want the old look back... I have vision problems and am totally ignorant about computers. I finally found FF and the last ve… (read more)

I deplore the way the browser looks now and want the old look back... I have vision problems and am totally ignorant about computers. I finally found FF and the last version was PERFECT. I could clearly see it, knew how to use it, and LOVED it and I WANT IT BACK. SIMPLY... Because I am so ignorant, the instructions I have seen so far might have been written in a foreign language. Is there a SIMPLE way to restore the OLD LOOK and feel. Keeping all the new security and other stuff is fine...although I was fine with the way it was, but I will have to find another browser if someone cannot help me fix the image back to the way it was. Please, why do they upgrade this stuff and not leave a way to keep the old look for those of us who don't want to change? If anyone can help me...I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

Asked by CelesteJak 11 months ago

Last reply by wapachoo 11 months ago

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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 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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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 11 months ago

Last reply by ray611 11 months ago

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Did the latest Firefox revision change the themes?

I recently noticed that my Firefox appearance is different than it had been. The top header is white (instead of dark) and the space between lines in the bookmark list i… (read more)

I recently noticed that my Firefox appearance is different than it had been. The top header is white (instead of dark) and the space between lines in the bookmark list is excessively large. I have tried to find the source of this change by changing themes, but to no avail. This change occurred around the time that a new revision of Firefox was installed. Surely Firefox would not have made this change? I hate the appearance. It makes reading and browser use much more difficult. Any suggestions on how to get back the previous theme settings? And if Firefox did indeed make this change, then I say shame on you for doing so without the user's permission or providing an option to opt out of such a change.

David

Asked by david-donna 11 months ago

Last reply by ajohn050 11 months ago

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How do I get the old Firefox Back

I have spent an hour of my work day trying to fix what you broke!!!!! I don't have time for this crap!!!! I am not a programmer. I don't want to have to manually change… (read more)

I have spent an hour of my work day trying to fix what you broke!!!!! I don't have time for this crap!!!!

  • I am not a programmer. I don't want to have to manually change code.
  • I want to run my business. Not fiddle with changed browser settings

Appearances didn't need to change. Where are the Tab borders. Tabs were contrasted against the menu bar. There were 3 dots in the address bar for a pull down that included Screenshots and Print Preview. ALL THIS IS GONE!!!!!!! WHY????? Fix it or do I need to find another browser?

I would add a screen shot but I CAN'T you took that ways too!!!!

Asked by American Gun Works 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Airdrop Missing from Search Bar

June 7, 2021 Hi There, Used to be there were three dots in the search bar, and when I clicked it I had the option of airdropping a website to my phone, which I found to b… (read more)

June 7, 2021

Hi There,

Used to be there were three dots in the search bar, and when I clicked it I had the option of airdropping a website to my phone, which I found to be considerably convenient; especially if I want to text somebody a website or what have you, something I am browsing on my computer.

Is this no longer possible with the latest update?

Thanks

Asked by scottdow01 11 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 11 months ago

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[Firefox 89] How to Return Pocket icon inside the Address Bar ?

In Firefox 88 the pocket button was inside the address bar. Please check image attached. Then when we entered on a website that already was in our pocket list, the icon b… (read more)

In Firefox 88 the pocket button was inside the address bar. Please check image attached.

Then when we entered on a website that already was in our pocket list, the icon became red and with a simples click, we could remove it from our pocket list, simple and easy!

Now with the FF 89 changes, everything is worst, as you can see on the image, the button is located outside and we do not have that option anymore. The only way is entering the pocket website, searching and removing it.

Please, tell me there is a way to return back the pocket button inside the address bar ? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Marcelo 11 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 11 months ago

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Revert to previous version of Firefox - or jump ship to Chrome or Edge?!?

I really dislike the new version of Firefox - as with everything these days, it seems to be tablet/phone-oriented whilst I continue to be a PC dinosaur. For example, some… (read more)

I really dislike the new version of Firefox - as with everything these days, it seems to be tablet/phone-oriented whilst I continue to be a PC dinosaur.

For example, some websites are now showing up with hefty vertical borders ... and particularly annoying for me is the leading (i.e. vertical spacing) on the dropdowns, especially Bookmarks which I use frequently. The fact that it's so much 'spacier' means that I have a lot more scrolling down to do!

I've stuck with Firefox through thick and thin over many years now, but if there isn't some way to change this - or revert (permanently - i.e. not to be thrown into the air again at the next update) - I'll be seriously thinking of jumping ship to the evil Chrome or Edge.

Any advice welcome!

Asked by jjlothin 11 months ago

Last reply by ms061406 11 months ago