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Different type of 'zoom' ?

This is a tricky one to explain.... Firefox used to zoom the 'content' of webpages...make the icons, pictures and text larger and rearrange things on the page to accomoda… (read more)

This is a tricky one to explain....

Firefox used to zoom the 'content' of webpages...make the icons, pictures and text larger and rearrange things on the page to accomodate the magnified items. For example on the home page the icons for my favouraite pages would 'grow' when I zoomed in and then display less of them on the page when they were too big.

I liked this type of zooming.

However, on a recent reinstallation of firefox 'zooming in' has changed. Now when I zoom it simply magnifies the entire page page, uniformly.

Hope this makes sense to somebody who can help me get back to my original way of zooming.

Asked by ferrelwill 1 year ago

Last reply by ferrelwill 1 year ago

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Menü nach Update auf Version 89.0

Hallo, nach Programmupdate auf 89.0 sind die Menüeinträge sehr auseinandergezogen. Dadurch ist das Lesezeichenmenü fast nicht mehr brauchbar. Wie kann die alte Oberfläche… (read more)

Hallo, nach Programmupdate auf 89.0 sind die Menüeinträge sehr auseinandergezogen. Dadurch ist das Lesezeichenmenü fast nicht mehr brauchbar. Wie kann die alte Oberfläche wieder hergestellt werden?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen Gerolf Dittrich

Asked by gerolf.dittrich 1 year ago

Answered by gerolf.dittrich 1 year ago

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Incorrect display of the menu after updating 92.0

FF has been updated to 92.0 Bulleted list itemWhen using a standard default language and installed in English user interface there is a bug to display the context menu.… (read more)

FF has been updated to 92.0

  • Bulleted list itemWhen using a standard default language and installed in English user interface there is a bug to display the context menu. Mix the interface languages is pre-installed early
  • Bulleted list itemSecond problem when changing About: Preferences # General => Set Alternatives No ability to delete an early preset language

Asked by ঔৣDmitROSEঔ 10 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 months ago

Print preview

Hi, I've spent a fair bit of time trying to get the preview back. I wish i didn't have auto updates now. I've followed the config box instructions and typed in <print.… (read more)

Hi, I've spent a fair bit of time trying to get the preview back. I wish i didn't have auto updates now. I've followed the config box instructions and typed in <print.tab_modal.enabled = false> but nothing happens even when i push Enter. Nothing. Why was it changed? This is why I don't use Chrome or any other because preview was a great feature plus it saved a LOT of paper etc etc. Cheers, Terry

Asked by bevter 5 months ago

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How to setup the audio output to 96KHz or 192Khz

Hi! Chrome based browsers (like chromium or Vivaldi) permit to obtain 96KHz or even 192KHz float 32bit audio output. Firefox stuck at float32le 48KHz. This is not suffici… (read more)

Hi! Chrome based browsers (like chromium or Vivaldi) permit to obtain 96KHz or even 192KHz float 32bit audio output. Firefox stuck at float32le 48KHz. This is not sufficient for me. i have a Linux LinuxMint 20 on a STRIX Z270G audio chip @ 96KHz and headsets like Sennheiser HD650 and GRADO RS1e so able to perfectly perceive the effects of harmonics up to frequency my chip can produce (96KHz band pass).

Question: Is possible in Firefox 78 for Linux to change the max frequency from 48KHz to 96KHz maintaining the float32le setup?

Thank you to all advices!

David

Asked by davidemonge 2 years ago

Last reply 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 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Underlining a blank space in a Web address

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears. … (read more)

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears.

Asked by donfaulkner 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can't unpin a site

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contr… (read more)

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contrast to other pinned sites). It's not a huge problem, but I have some ethical issues with Amazon, so the last thing I want to see every time I open my browser is their logo. I also wonder how did it get there in the first place (I sometimes do browse the site to get an idea what are the prices of various products, but not too often and I'm not sure if there is a way to pin it by accident at all). Does anyone have the same problem?

Asked by rypeld 1 year ago

Answered by rypeld 1 year ago

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Window positions

Hello, there is something I don't understand. Each time I open Firefox and any even also very small other Window is on the desktop it starts in the left upper corner and … (read more)

Hello,

there is something I don't understand.

Each time I open Firefox and any even also very small other Window is on the desktop it starts in the left upper corner and not in the last position.

Thunderbird instead always starts correctly in the last position.

Is there any way to get Firefox behave the same way starting in last position?

Thanks a lot in advance for your hint.

Alex

Asked by ago2 1 year ago

Last reply by ago2 1 year ago

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A bit more documentation of the "Refersh Firefox" would be nice.

I have a problem with FireFox and it has been suggested I "refresh" it. I have been down this road a long time ago and it was a world of hurt for me. Why? Well: a - it d… (read more)

I have a problem with FireFox and it has been suggested I "refresh" it.

I have been down this road a long time ago and it was a world of hurt for me.

Why?

Well: a - it didn't fix the problem and b - there seems to be little documentation on "how to put things back to the way they were if that doesn't fix the problem".

So I am reluctant to do this as I have a lot of open tabs. From memory it is 47 WINDOWS (sessions?) of FireFox and countless tabs in each of those. I'd say the range is from 1 to...... 40 (at a guess)

Anyway, back to the topic:

I go through the motions. It does/doesn't work.

How do I put things back to normal? (Though yes that means the problem will remain. But if it doesn't work, it would be nice to be at least back to having those tabs I use where they were.)

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

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My only search engine in firefox is google but automaticaaly switches over to BING

I have been using Firefox for many years now and it uses Google, but for the past week or so when I have typed in my search it automatically switches it to BING search. I… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many years now and it uses Google, but for the past week or so when I have typed in my search it automatically switches it to BING search. I have checked all my settings and programs but BING is not listed, so why the automatic change over, and how can I fix the problem?

Asked by Robin S 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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window.alert window size

I am developing some html and javascript applications. During testing I use the windows.alert box to show some innerHTML values. This worked fine, until after a while, th… (read more)

I am developing some html and javascript applications. During testing I use the windows.alert box to show some innerHTML values. This worked fine, until after a while, the Alert box window size changes to a small window, showing only the horizontal slider.

I have restarted the browser, but that didn't change anything.

What can I do to have the full Alert window back?

Thanks for your help, Jan

Asked by stroebie 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When clicking "open link in new tab" Firefox sometimes opens in new window instead

When I open a first Firefox instance from taskbar in Windows 10, if I do a Google search then right click on any of the results, then select "Open Link in New Tab", FF la… (read more)

When I open a first Firefox instance from taskbar in Windows 10, if I do a Google search then right click on any of the results, then select "Open Link in New Tab", FF lalways opens that link in a new window, not a new tab as requested. The new window takes up the right hand half of my display which means I have to manually size it larger or maximize it. This behavior continues as long as I use the first FF window to open any links - they never open in a tab of the original window and only create lots of windows - this is very hard to deal with IMHO. Now here's the weird part - If I use one of the new windows, then FF behaves just as it should. Do a Google search and all links can be opened in new tabs in the new window, as requested. I did not notice this strange behavior until about April 10 when I believe I accepted a new update to FF.

Asked by qtluom 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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saving google translate audio

Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now whe… (read more)

Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now when I do this this and hit Listen icon the speech is generated ok but no links are generated in lower partition. Thanks for your help. Am using Windows and Firefox 89.0.1

Asked by mikebadzzz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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FF keyboard shortcut "move tab to start" (ctrl + shift + home) does not work

FF keyboard shortcut "move tab to start" (ctrl + shift + home) does not work for me. I've tried using my regular FF profile (a dozen addons or so) and a VANILLA profile… (read more)

FF keyboard shortcut "move tab to start" (ctrl + shift + home) does not work for me. I've tried using my regular FF profile (a dozen addons or so) and a VANILLA profile with no addons. The same is true for Ctrl+Shift+End shortcut.

i've also tried on two different keyboards.

so, is it me, is the documentation wrong or is this broken?

thanks


Joe P

Asked by Joe P 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Copy text from address bar (not the URL of the current page)

Looks like this question was asked twice before with no response: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1354750 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1331182 … (read more)

Looks like this question was asked twice before with no response:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1354750

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1331182

I frequently paste text into the address bar to copy it and paste somewhere else. This is very useful for a variety of reasons (e.g. speed, strips text of formatting) but for some reason a recent Firefox update makes it so if you paste text into the address bar and then copy it, you will actually have copied the current page's URL - not the intended copy.

How do we reverse this unexpected and undesirable behavior?

Asked by ronny 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Window 10 Firefox login table date scientific number conversion to Excel date numbers

Dear Sir or Madam; I downloaded a login CSV file from the Firefox browser. The date columns format in the CSV login file is ‘1.64055E+12’. In EXCEL, 44556.79166 would tr… (read more)

Dear Sir or Madam; I downloaded a login CSV file from the Firefox browser. The date columns format in the CSV login file is ‘1.64055E+12’. In EXCEL, 44556.79166 would translate to 2021/12/26 18:59:59. The translation of ‘1.64055E+12’ should not be the same exact date, but should be in the same date range, as the 44556.79166 number. I’m not a mathematician. Would you please show me how to convert the '1.64055E+12' value to an equivalent excel date/time number? I could then format the excel date number cells to an yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss format. These scientific number values are in the Firefox login file CSV downloads so I assume they were intended to be used in EXCEL spread sheet. These values converted to EXCEL date values would help me sort account password date change records by account name and change date. I could review sorted account records (and thus determine the current password for individual old accounts). Your solution would help me immensely and I appreciate your time. Sincerely, Clyde Stewart – wes45505@aol.com, Boise, ID

Asked by wes45505 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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In firefox the mouse pointer covers the tooltip, how do i change that?

In other 'apps' on windows 10 the tooltip is above the pointer or below it. In Firefox it is directly under the mouse. So usually any tooltip popup in firefox is unread… (read more)

In other 'apps' on windows 10 the tooltip is above the pointer or below it. In Firefox it is directly under the mouse. So usually any tooltip popup in firefox is unreadable, mostly. One can infer the content sometimes.

How do i change that? Or what is the problem?

I'll try and include a screenshot. Hmm, the screenshot didn't include the mouse. I think i can do a video with OBS and then a screenshot of that.

Interesting, somehow in the screenshot from the obs video it shows 2 mouse pointers. One is very small and the tooltip is just below that, but the other is larger (the one I see) and it covers the tooltip. I'm using the standard windows mouse settings for larger mouse pointers. I just tried using the 'old' mouse settings to select a larger mouse and it behaves the same way. If I select size: 1 in the new size settings, and the old settings i have 'windows system' mouse, then the tooltip is under the pointer but the size is too small for the pointer. I then changed to another mouse setting in the old selector "inverted extra large" and you can see the tooltip because of the 'inverted' nature of the pointer, but the tooltip is still partially covered by the pointer.

Ideally the choice would be to put the tooltip above the mouse pointer rather than below. When you increase the size of the mouse pointer it only increases down, not up. The point of the pointer is always at the top.

I'm going to try one more thing, increasing the size in the new settings after having selected "inverted", but i recall that it changes to the new pointer style. Ah, there is an inverted setting in the new options as well, and if i select that instead of the gray color i was using then one can read the tooltip through the mouse.

So, then my question becomes "can I put the tooltip above the mouse pointer?" Because it is still covered by the mouse pointer as is. I don't see anything in 'about:config', so far.

Thank you.

Asked by jamvaru 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Is there a correct way to close Firefox from a .bat file

Hi, I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I ha… (read more)

Hi,

I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I had read that when exporting/saving this folder one should ensure that Firefox is closed. Is there a tidy way of closing Firefox in my .bat script?

Currently I am using the cmd taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe but I notice that when I reload Firefox it restarts pretty well exactly where it left off rather than starting with my standard set of tabs as defined in my option 'Use current pages'. It's not a big deal but it would nice to know if there is a correct way to close FF that gives the same restart result as when I do a manual hit 'x' /Close n tabs. Thank you


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Asked by oldchap47 1 year ago

Answered by oldchap47 1 year ago