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FIREFOX 75 UPDATE: How to change internet address bar dropdown to display most visited sites?

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update?… (read more)

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update? I only see 6 results when I had it set to about 20 before.

I have gone to browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus and changed that setting to False thinking that would help but all that has done is eliminated the entire drop-down list altogether when the address bar is clicked.

I checked my browsing privacy options in the settings menu within Firefox and it appears everything remains exactly as before, prior to update. Maybe there is some special combo of settings and about:config options that can bring the drop-down menu back that I enjoyed so much prior to update version 75.

Any recommendations?

Asked by Lucardy 3 months ago

Last reply by Lucardy 6 days ago

How to view HTML emails in Outlook 2016 in Firefox

Good day, I use Outlook 2016 installed on my Windows 10 desktop to manage my email accounts. As the default security settings of Outlook software prevents a number of sc… (read more)

Good day,

I use Outlook 2016 installed on my Windows 10 desktop to manage my email accounts. As the default security settings of Outlook software prevents a number of scripts from running, it is common to be unable to view an HTML email as the sender intended, even if one “downloads pictures”, and so Outlook displays an advisory on these emails; “If there are problems with how this message is displayed, click here to view it in a web browser”. If I click on this, the email will open in Internet Explorer (IE) and I will be able to view the email as intended.

I want to open these emails automatically in Firefox (FF) but, despite searching the web for a solution, I cannot see how to do this. My default web browser is set as FF and everything web related other than Outlook emails successfully opens in FF. I see that the Outlook emails are saved thus: C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\UniqueID\email.mht. I have searched how to open mht files in FF and have accordingly downloaded the Web Archives Extension. Unfortunately, even with Web Archives installed, when I try to open the cached mht file in FF, the file will not open. I also tried to change the default application by file type of .mht and .mhtml files from IE to FF but Windows will not offer FF as an alternative program for these files types.

Please could someone advise what I should do so that if I need to view an email in Outlook in a browser, the email will open, and successfully render, in FF?

Thank you.

Asked by Ross 6 days ago

Last reply by Ross 6 days ago

Озывы на приложение

Почему я не могу оставлять отзывы на плагины? Недавно обновили плагин но он не работает и я не могу написать это в отзывах, даже кнопки такой нету, как это сделать? … (read more)

Почему я не могу оставлять отзывы на плагины? Недавно обновили плагин но он не работает и я не могу написать это в отзывах, даже кнопки такой нету, как это сделать?

Asked by Sasha 6 days ago

Last reply by Sasha 6 days ago

Address bar drop-down showing only 7 sites instead of 10 earlier. Why?

Since I updated to 78.0.2 few days ago, my address bar is showing only 7 websites in the address bar drop down. Previously it was showing 10 items in this list. How to co… (read more)

Since I updated to 78.0.2 few days ago, my address bar is showing only 7 websites in the address bar drop down. Previously it was showing 10 items in this list.

How to correct it?

Asked by God 5 days ago

Last reply by God 5 days ago

H.265 Support for Firefox

I find myself facing a real dillema, I prefer to use Firefox for most things however, due to the fact that Firefox does not support H.265 and has instead opted to only su… (read more)

I find myself facing a real dillema, I prefer to use Firefox for most things however, due to the fact that Firefox does not support H.265 and has instead opted to only support AVI video I cannot use it to manage the massive fleet of Security Cameras I manage. I am stuck using IE or Edge both of which are garbage. Along with that Chrome also has decided to only support AVI so that is worthless as well. In our modern era of technology I find it morally repugnant that a company like Firefox would turn their back on their loyal users. Could someone please explain to why Firefox cannot even implement an add-on that would allow use of the built in hardware decoder if supported on your computer like IE/Edge are capable of doing? I just don't understand why Firefox insists on copying Chrome rather than being their own independent company, especially when Chrome has worked their way into almost a monopoly status, and even if Chrome is not a monopoly every other browser now seems to just be a spin off of Chrome. I would imagine that Firefox would want to support as much as possible and not dictate to the world like Google has decided to do. Really starting to lose faith in Firefox's ability to be their own company.

Asked by dwright4 6 days ago

Last reply by dwright4 6 days ago

White page issue

Hello guys I have this very bad problem When I do a search. If I am in the home Firefox, I press [Ctrl + T], enter a new tab, then I do a search through the address bar a… (read more)

Hello guys I have this very bad problem When I do a search. If I am in the home Firefox, I press [Ctrl + T], enter a new tab, then I do a search through the address bar and before moving to the results, there is a moment in which the background turns all white and then the results are displayed. (I have dark mode active) Do you know how to solve by chance? I use Manjaro Linux. Thanks in advance.

Asked by gianlucagori273 6 days ago

find bar displayl color

When searching for a word on an already loaded page I use find (cntrl f). The word if found is highlighted in a different color. In the default case its a light green. Ca… (read more)

When searching for a word on an already loaded page I use find (cntrl f). The word if found is highlighted in a different color. In the default case its a light green. Can I change the color to red bold or at the least the background color in the highlighted word to black or red. Anything that has a much higher contrast. There doesn't seem to be a config option to do this but it may not be under the "findbar" family.

Asked by bernie4 1 week ago

Last reply by bernie4 6 days ago

Virtru secure emailing

I use Virtru to send confidential information through email. When I tried to set it up through Firefox, I was told that they don't support it. Has that changed? I defaul… (read more)

I use Virtru to send confidential information through email. When I tried to set it up through Firefox, I was told that they don't support it. Has that changed? I default to using Chrome most of the time because it does support it. Thanks

Asked by rhea77 5 days ago

How we can change the shortcuts in Firefox ??

I'm using Firefox since 6 years and I don't see a shortcuts customize page. I love you're app and I can't tell myself that you haven't turned on this feature. SO WHERE IS… (read more)

I'm using Firefox since 6 years and I don't see a shortcuts customize page.

I love you're app and I can't tell myself that you haven't turned on this feature.

SO WHERE IS SHE ???

(I do this post because I add the extension "Multi Account Container" and they add the shortcut CMD SHIFT + to open new Personal Container. But I use CMD SHIFT + to zoom on my window, so when I want zoom he open new tab.)

Thanks you

Asked by Melvynx 4 days ago

Tops sites will change if I don't update as soon as new version

My settings should not allow any changes to 'Top Sites' yet FF (currently 78.0.2) will change my sties w/o permission. This seems to happen if a new version becomes avail… (read more)

My settings should not allow any changes to 'Top Sites' yet FF (currently 78.0.2) will change my sties w/o permission. This seems to happen if a new version becomes available and I don't immediately update to it. Should not happen.

How can I solve for this when the settings already should make it impossible? This 'auto change' won't hose my bookmarks, it's relatively minor since it keeps some of my top sites. But it's really odd. I use only uBlock Origin, the rest is plain vanilla.

Thank you.

Asked by Mac291 3 days ago

Down arrow no longer brings up browser history in address bar.

I'm using Windows 10 and just updated to Firefox 78.0.1 last night. Normally, when I open a new tab, I push the down arrow key to bring up my browser history and access … (read more)

I'm using Windows 10 and just updated to Firefox 78.0.1 last night. Normally, when I open a new tab, I push the down arrow key to bring up my browser history and access my most-used sites. Upon updating last night, I discovered that I can no longer do this. When I press the down key, nothing happens. To get the same result I'm used to, I have to press the space bar, but I've been doing this a certain way for several years and the motion is completely ingrained in me. If I turn Top Sites back on in the options, the drop-down list will open upon pressing the down key, but that of course only brings up the Top Sites. That's not what I want. I tried rolling back to the previous version, 77.0.1, but that didn't fix anything. If I create a new profile, the problem persists. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I know it sounds like an extremely minor issue, and maybe that's true, but I just want to use my browser the way I like using it. I'd appreciate any help/input.

Also, I suppose I should mention that I didn't make any changes to my preferences prior to this issue.

Asked by ZombieToast 6 days ago

Stop auto refresh warn

I was trying to stop websites from reloading pages automatically so i setted: accessibility.blockautorefresh = true and browser.meta_refresh_when_inactive.disabled =true.… (read more)

I was trying to stop websites from reloading pages automatically so i setted: accessibility.blockautorefresh = true and browser.meta_refresh_when_inactive.disabled =true. Now many websites when loading , shows at the top of the page a warn strip: " Firefox prevented this page from automaticaly reloading " , and also there is an "allow" button. In the older Firefox versions it was a preference in about:preferences#advanced page: " warn me when websites try to redirect or relod the page " and i was kept it unticked , but now i can't find it. Is there any way to keep stopping websites from auto reloading , but not shown this annoying warn ?

Asked by duuejv 3 days ago

Status bar gone in firefox 78

Hello, My bottom bar disappeared in firefox 78 on Mac OS, and there is no "status bar show/hide" in the view menu. Do you know how to get it to show again ? this is very … (read more)

Hello, My bottom bar disappeared in firefox 78 on Mac OS, and there is no "status bar show/hide" in the view menu. Do you know how to get it to show again ? this is very annoying, i like to see what links my mouse hovers on to before clicking on them.

thank you

Asked by Patrice 3 days ago

why don't some Mac trackpad controls work in Firefox?

Mac trackpads (at least on my MBA running Sierra) have options for using the trackpad - like pinching or expanding with two fingers to zoom in or out, or smart zoom where… (read more)

Mac trackpads (at least on my MBA running Sierra) have options for using the trackpad - like pinching or expanding with two fingers to zoom in or out, or smart zoom where you double-tap with two fingers to zoom in. These don't work in Firefox - but I don't see how (or why) a browser should prevent using trackpad gestures that are part of the OS. My FF is up to date.

Asked by kapakahi 2 days ago

how do you make firefox open history items in new tab?

I'm used to Chrome's ability to automatically open a history item I click on in a new tab. Firefox instead opens that history item in the tab I'm currently in, which is r… (read more)

I'm used to Chrome's ability to automatically open a history item I click on in a new tab. Firefox instead opens that history item in the tab I'm currently in, which is really inconvenient. I don't want to have to remember to open a new tab BEFORE I look in history for a specific item. I can't find any way to do this in Firefox - it may be there, but not to my eyes.

Asked by kapakahi 2 days ago

Last reply by kapakahi 2 days ago

Change keyboard shortcut keys (specifically Cmd-Shift-P)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) on Mac OS 10.15.5. One of the main websites I use is based on Eclipse Theia which is essentially VS Code in the browser. It works fine… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) on Mac OS 10.15.5. One of the main websites I use is based on Eclipse Theia which is essentially VS Code in the browser. It works fine except that the main shortcut for Theia is Cmd-Shift-P and everytime I press it it opens a new private window. I need to change open new private window in Firefox to something else (Cmd-Shift-N ideally) to match Chrome so I can use Cmd-Shift-P as expected in Theia. I've tried searching the forum and the web but can't find the solution.

How do I make this happen?

Asked by Bill 2 days ago

What does the "Recommended by Pocket" tickbox in Preferences does exactly?

I find Pocket quite creepy. Despite your attempts to reassure users about the privacy of the system, the relevance of the suggested articles with respect to my recent sea… (read more)

I find Pocket quite creepy. Despite your attempts to reassure users about the privacy of the system, the relevance of the suggested articles with respect to my recent searches does make me feel like I'm being followed. That's not the experience I expect from a browser like Firefox.

So I unticked the "Recommended by Pocket" in the Preferences. But it's not clear to me what that does exactly. Q1. Does it just hide the suggestions or does it disabled the Pocket system entirely? Would it be possible to make the purpose of that tickbox clearer for the users?

Q2. If it does disable it, why can I still see "extensions.pocket.enabled true" under about:config? Why can't that be turned to false from the Preferences?

Q3. That config key indicates that it is a browser extension. If indeed it is, why isn't it listed under "about:addons"? Why can't Pocket be disabled or removed like any other extension?

Asked by l0k9j 2 days ago

Last reply by l0k9j 1 day ago