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Toolbar text size.

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the… (read more)

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the toolbars is very small compared to her old one. How can I increase the toolbar font size without altering the main body. Thank you, Andrew

Asked by andrewdpeters 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (read more)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Asked by Carla Rogers 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Save as PDF

Hi, in the previous version of Firefox for Android I could save pages as PDFs. I cannot find this option in the new version. How can I save a page as a pdf? Thank you for… (read more)

Hi, in the previous version of Firefox for Android I could save pages as PDFs. I cannot find this option in the new version. How can I save a page as a pdf?

Thank you for your help.

Frane

Asked by enarf 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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How to change the order of opened tabs?

Previous version of Firefox beta for Android I was able to go to the list of browser tabs, press and hold a tab to then drag the tab to change its position in the list of… (read more)

Previous version of Firefox beta for Android I was able to go to the list of browser tabs, press and hold a tab to then drag the tab to change its position in the list of open tabs. This feature seems to have either disappeared (if so, a reason for me to delete Firefox Preview and switch to a new browser) or it's still possible but is completely unclear how to do it now.

Asked by freek.wuthrich 2 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 2 years ago

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Unable to save a webpage as PDF

I recently updated the Firefox browser on my android phone to version 79.0.5 and the saving a webpage to PDF option isn't present anymore. Has the feature been removed? A… (read more)

I recently updated the Firefox browser on my android phone to version 79.0.5 and the saving a webpage to PDF option isn't present anymore. Has the feature been removed? Any help would be great.

Asked by akshitlonare 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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[REQUEST] Pull to refresh

I'm totally amazed to find that the very first and natural way of refreshing contents... doesn't exist on Firefox. As a replacement you need to find the refresh option in… (read more)

I'm totally amazed to find that the very first and natural way of refreshing contents... doesn't exist on Firefox.

As a replacement you need to find the refresh option in the "3-dots" menu. Ergonomy ? What's this place again ?

I really don't understand how such feature is just not there. It should be one of the most obvious gesture to implement.

Is this possible to make it happens ?

Thx.

Asked by Pascal Dk 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Is it possible to share a FF profile on two computers?

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tri… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tried several times to use Sync but was never able to use it.

Since I am using two different machines, I tend to save my bookmarks only on the main one. When I am working on the laptop I never save bookmarks but I message them to myself (never been able to save them on my main machine, sigh) and every once in a while I "restore" bookmarks from the backup set of the main machine on the laptop. It always takes a while and oftentimes it feels like the process hangs, but so far I managed.

Today I started wondering again if there's a less frustrating and more efficient way to handle this. The question I started asking myself was: could I use the same FF profile from the laptop & the main machine? Say by saving it in the cloud?

Thanks for any hint or suggestion!

Asked by Giampaolo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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where "launch site specific browser" affter v89 ?

where launch site specific browser affter v89 ? before is to access need to active "browser.ssb.enabled" on about:config and then can see in ... … (read more)

where launch site specific browser affter v89 ? before is to access need to active "browser.ssb.enabled" on about:config and then can see in ...

Asked by jdoajxjd 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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"Reload page" button has disappeared

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone… (read more)

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone, how do I force a page reload? If I screwed something up, any idea how I can unscrew it ;) ?

Asked by BSquared 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Disabling the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen - old method doesn't work

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this… (read more)

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this line

  1. fullscr-toggler { display:none !important; }

in userChrome.css and enabling userChrome.css at about:config page. However it stopped working for me. I am currently with Firefox 85.0.

Asked by udibner 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 90.0.1: Increase just toolbar and tab fonts?

Got my menu bar's fonts just right, but the fonts on the bookmarks, address toolbar and tabs need to be made larger. I do not want to increase the size of any other text… (read more)

Got my menu bar's fonts just right, but the fonts on the bookmarks, address toolbar and tabs need to be made larger. I do not want to increase the size of any other text within FF. Thanks.

Asked by flycaster 12 months ago

Answered by flycaster 11 months ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Android: opening Firefox defaults to private browsing, unsure how to disable

For some reason every time I open FF on Android the default mode is now "private" (incognito). Not exactly a problem but under these circumstances my notification shade … (read more)

For some reason every time I open FF on Android the default mode is now "private" (incognito). Not exactly a problem but under these circumstances my notification shade always has "close all private tabs", which I pretty much never want to do.

Pixel2XL running Android 11, this behavior only stated 2 or 3 days ago.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by echoreflection 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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cropping of video

Only reason I don't use Firefox android is because of cropping issue of videos in full screen mode. It's annoying and user should be give a choice of crop, fit,zoom etc l… (read more)

Only reason I don't use Firefox android is because of cropping issue of videos in full screen mode. It's annoying and user should be give a choice of crop, fit,zoom etc like any other player.

Asked by dhanishroy 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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CA certificate won't install

Hi, I'm trying to install a certificate to use adguard with Firefox for Android (a .crt file) , but it will not work. It always says that it failed to install. Attached i… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to install a certificate to use adguard with Firefox for Android (a .crt file) , but it will not work. It always says that it failed to install. Attached is a screenshot of what happens when I try to use adguard with Firefox for Android.

Adguard has 2 workarounds for this. However, one involves about:config, which the new Firefox for Android does not have, and the other workaround requires ADB. See link below:

https://kb.adguard.com/en/android/solving-problems/firefox-certificates

Asked by patrickdbridge1 1 year ago

Answered by patrickdbridge1 1 year ago

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scroll bar disappears

FF92.0, Big Sur. I really just noticed that the scroll bar on the right hand side disappears rather quickly (in just a second or two). Is there some way to make it hang a… (read more)

FF92.0, Big Sur. I really just noticed that the scroll bar on the right hand side disappears rather quickly (in just a second or two). Is there some way to make it hang around? Really pretty annoying having to make it show up by manually scrolling with a mouse wheel.

Asked by danflester 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago