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Feedback: The "Bookmark" story is less than ideal.

I got here via https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/feedback/ so the following should be treated as “product feedback” rather than a "question". Let me first say that I’… (read more)

I got here via https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/feedback/ so the following should be treated as “product feedback” rather than a "question".

Let me first say that I’m quite happy with FF overall but the way it supports "Bookmarks" really frustrates me... First, I've not been convinced to check how "Pocket List" differs from "Bookmarks" and the mere presence of its icon in the URL bar next to the “Star icon” irritates me since each time I want to click "bookmark" I always experience this fraction of delay figuring out which button to press.. at the very least I would like to have the option to move the “Star icon” to the other end of the bar. Second, upon times I think to access a previously saved bookmark I instantly get this “ooof” like feeling, suggesting this to be tedious … I suspect this because: 1) The “tilted books” icon is quite "distant" from the “Star icon” by different measures, it's not within the same control group, and it is set apart by a substantial length compared to the distance between icons in a group, so effectively, the “Bookmark concept" is in two places and since I save more than I review I tend to first look at the "star icon" regardless of what I actually want to do with "Bookmarks". I think a more intuitive design for me would have the "star" and "books" icons be adjacent visually somehow... perhaps combining the two into a "dropdown button". 2) Once I do locate and click the "books icon" I'm somewhat overwhelmed by seeing many options which all deal with "past pages" and it takes me another click to open the "sub-menu" to show the "Bookmark list", which itself is not really consistent with sub-menus as a UI navigation pattern. 3) ..at which point I’m presented with a relatively narrow list of descriptions having the majority of them being cut-off. This makes the whole list appear very cryptic. I would really appreciate having a one-button click experience in order to reveal my bookmarks. As a quick remedy, I would love to have the option to change the semantics of the URL bar pull down pane (e.g drop-down arrow) to show my bookmarks instead of the recently visited URL's (I never ever used this list to navigate back to a site).

Hope this is considered...

-ffeadback

Asked by ffeadback 1 year ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 1 year ago

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I AM TRYING TO DO SOMETHING BUT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE COMPUTER REFERENCES

IF U DONT UPDATE FIREFOX, EVENTUALLY IT MAKES ITSELF IMPOSSIBLE TO USE UNTIL U UPDATE LIKE GOOD LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT FIREFOX DOES NOT … (read more)

IF U DONT UPDATE FIREFOX, EVENTUALLY IT MAKES ITSELF IMPOSSIBLE TO USE UNTIL U UPDATE LIKE GOOD LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT FIREFOX DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CRUSHING BLOW IT LANDS ON THE HEADS OF THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL AND LOYAL FIREFOX USERS. THIS BEING SAID, IN ORDER TO PUT MY QUESTION IN CONTEXT, IS AS FOLLOWS: FAST DIAL AND QUICKFOX NOTES ARE MY LIFE; UNFORTUNATELY, FIREFOX IS THE ONLY BROWSER THAT I WANT TO USE. SO I AM STUCK WITH HAVING A BROWSER THAT RIPS AWAY THE VERY FOUNDATION OF MY LIFE ON MY COMPUTER. FAST DIAL IS REPLACEABLE; I DONT LIKE ALL THE OTHER 'FAST DIAL WANNABEES' BUT THEY ARE ADEQUATE. QUICKFOX NOTES IS ANOTHER MATTER ENTIRELY: NOT ONE OF THE HUNDREDS OF 'NOTES' [AND IT SEEMS I HAVE TRIED EVERY ONE] THAT ALL SHOUT ABOUT THEIR GREAT FEATURES AND EASE OF USE, [NOT ONE] COME ANYWHERE CLOSE TO SERVING AS AN ADEQUATE REPLACEMENT FOR QUICKFOX NOTES [EXCEPT ONE]. SO WE COME TO MY WOE, BECAUSE THE ONLY REPLACEMENT I WANT FOR QUICKFOX IS "OPENOTE"!!! NO, I DID NOT SAY ONENOTE" AND THERES THE RUB. I HAVE SPENT HOURS SEARCHING AND GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES TRYING TO FIND OPENOTE THE SECOND TIME. I HAD IT BUT I LOST IT AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENUF COMPUTER TALK IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO GET IT BACK FROM MY COMPUTER WHERE IT HAS HIDDEN IT FROM ME. PLEASE HELP. AND THANK U VERY MUCH FOR READING MY TALE OF WOE.

Asked by epiphany247 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I want to save a web page as PDF,but can't find the same "options" and easyness that i found in google chrome.

Actually in chrome when i want to save a webpage in PDF / print a file i go for ctrl+p then it automatically previews it with many options such as paper size/standard and… (read more)

Actually in chrome when i want to save a webpage in PDF / print a file i go for ctrl+p then it automatically previews it with many options such as paper size/standard and more.. which makes it very EASY and time saving which i could not find in firefox. At

first i used chrome but later shifted to Firefox due to Privacy.... I thought installing PDF software made it disapper but later found that Firefox lacks the option. 

Suggestion : Please provide more options and make it ease of access in the print section of Firefox, also the print preview shows the options such as landscape/portrait... in top side it will be much easier if it is to the left/right side.

Asked by vicky_1 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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No longer using Firefox

In light of Mozilla's censorious decision to create the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, a thinly veiled attempt to control information and user experience online, I… (read more)

In light of Mozilla's censorious decision to create the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, a thinly veiled attempt to control information and user experience online, I will no longer be using your browser.

The fact that you have made it near impossible to communicate directly to your company (hence this roundabout support ticket in lieu of a simple email) adds to frustration with your company, as well as the increasing slowness and dysfunction of the browser.

You have betrayed my trust, your company has become arrogant and untrustworthy, and so I will be switching to an upstart competitor.

Good luck.

Asked by NotApplicable 3 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 3 years ago

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I just want to suggest you rename the 'refresh firefox' function to something a bit clearer.

It's a great idea, but a really stupid name. We've all been conditioned to think 'refresh' online just means, reload. I thought it would just recheck my firefox to ensu… (read more)

It's a great idea, but a really stupid name. We've all been conditioned to think 'refresh' online just means, reload. I thought it would just recheck my firefox to ensure it was the latest version, and probably just reinstall itself.

Yes, I know I should have read more into it before, but it really shouldn't be so vague to begin with. Just a personal gripe, cause I lost all my bookmarks and my last backup was like a year ago... sigh...

Asked by crepin868 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Whose idea was LZ4?

I would like to have a conversation with the developer who had the brilliant idea of applying LZ4 to the formerly plain text session backup files that were used since the… (read more)

I would like to have a conversation with the developer who had the brilliant idea of applying LZ4 to the formerly plain text session backup files that were used since the beginning and worked perfectly fine.

What is the name of the person whose idea it was to add a “feature” to Firefox that made recovering lost sessions so much easier and saving 3 MB of my disk space for wasting over 100 minutes of my time figuring out how to handle LZ4 works and how to get the plain text that would normally be written directly to the disk after Firefox failed to recover the session after a crash and after file system readability problems?

And did the community explicitly ask for LZ4? Were there users of Mozilla Firefox that recommended LZ4? Who exactly had the idea of implementing LZ4?

Will places.sqlitelz4 (or “places.sqlite.lz4”) become the next victim of lz4?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by fsckFox 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mozillia has become almost impossible to use due to its applied security updates.

Without warning or notice, Firefox makes security "improvements" that disable relied on add-ons and extensions. Then the puxxle must be solved in the most inconvenient ti… (read more)

Without warning or notice, Firefox makes security "improvements" that disable relied on add-ons and extensions. Then the puxxle must be solved in the most inconvenient time and manner.

I previously was a supporter and user of Firefox. Since it has started to act like a Microsoft product, which I left to use Firefox, I seem to have no alternative but to search for a new and dependable Broswer that is not dictatorial in its habits.

Asked by Robert A Creed 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Where can i make a comment about Firefox

I am a simple old dinosaur who has been using FF years. It has been gradually getting more complicated and irrelevant (at least to me) and over the last 6 months or so i… (read more)

I am a simple old dinosaur who has been using FF years. It has been gradually getting more complicated and irrelevant (at least to me) and over the last 6 months or so it became more and more troublesome with hanging, excessive buffering, slower and slower responses, crashing both itself and my computer. I have searched every forum, tried every fix and nothing works. As if a simple old dinosaur like would have a clue, but, if you were to ask me, i'd tell you that FF and Adobe Flash/Shockwave are not good friends and neither party seems to want own up to it. This morning my system was running like it was on one spark plug and FF's performance was reminiscent of the old dial-up days. Finally dumped it and went to Chrome (my loyalty credits were all gone). I'm sitting in my office with my computer, doing my accounts, playing 60's music on You Tube, my bookie's website is open, both my emails are open and everything is running at lightening speed. I had forgotten how good life could be. My question is, have i done the wrong thing?

Asked by freeatlast2 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Problem with firefox browser that should be fixed in the next patches

Hello firefox team, I have two screens on my desktop. When Firefox browser is reaching is full capacity of tabs, I find it very hard to move the browser from screen to sc… (read more)

Hello firefox team, I have two screens on my desktop. When Firefox browser is reaching is full capacity of tabs, I find it very hard to move the browser from screen to screen, could you please make the tabs at the top a little bit lower so you could drag the window itself? , this is why I'm not using firefox some times.

Asked by dersuss 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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I want to find a bookmark and locate its place in the bookmark list

To better organize my bookmarks, I sometimes want to search them. But when I search, the result is not shown in context, so I can move it. Suggestion: in bookmarks side b… (read more)

To better organize my bookmarks, I sometimes want to search them.

But when I search, the result is not shown in context, so I can move it.

Suggestion: in bookmarks side bar, after searching (and finding) a bookmark, going back selects item in bookmarks list.

Asked by ahnkle 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Restore previous session after updating Firefox

Hi, I love Firefox. Until the day a new version is released. I download the new version and faithfully decide to restart both Windows and Firefox. Only to slap myself a s… (read more)

Hi, I love Firefox. Until the day a new version is released. I download the new version and faithfully decide to restart both Windows and Firefox. Only to slap myself a second later for not BACKING UP MY TABS, crossing fingers and crying while restarting Firefox TELLING MYSELF that "No, Jo, THIS TIME they have had fixed it and all the tabs will STILL BE THERE, Firefox employs some intelligent coders, YOUR TABS AND HISTORY ARE SAFE, Jo!

but no :'(

This happens... EVERY time. Can you add a few lines of code to prompt me to save the current session BEFORE restarting the browser post-update??? Please? I beg you?

(

Thanks, Jo

Asked by Johanna3D 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Pinch to zoom on Firefox Quantum please!!

Hi I love the new Firefox and now have it as default browser instead of Chrome But please introduce pinch to zoom using trackpad like Chrome, Edge and Safari. A lot of p… (read more)

Hi I love the new Firefox and now have it as default browser instead of Chrome

But please introduce pinch to zoom using trackpad like Chrome, Edge and Safari.

A lot of people could use this functionality to zoom on a specific part of page on small laptops (e.g. Main news column).

Asked by kalhaj 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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Whoe wrote this revolting sentance? "... more awesome by a factor of 87 (it's all very technical). It's jejune and patronizing.

Sirs and Mesdames: Stop using the word "awesome". It means nothing, More nothing than if you used the work lovely or cool or gnarly or 23Skidoo. or PURR-fect. It is kits… (read more)

Sirs and Mesdames:

Stop using the word "awesome". It means nothing, More nothing than if you used the work lovely or cool or gnarly or 23Skidoo. or PURR-fect. It is kitsch, it is like washing your face with sandpaper.

Then we come to (It's all very technical.) That's supposed to be cute and funny? It's not. What is says is you USERS are too stupid to ascend to these lofty levels so we'll keep it to ourselves.

Bill Vail

Asked by MountNeva 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Why me and people over here don't "Like" Firefox ? (They do use them, but they don't adore it.)

Here are some problem: 1. Its been years and years. But still no "True Dark Mode", unlike Chrome. They finally did it. When we open any link in the tab, the white light s… (read more)

Here are some problem: 1. Its been years and years. But still no "True Dark Mode", unlike Chrome. They finally did it. When we open any link in the tab, the white light still flashes. This doesn't happen in Chrome. Add-on section and setting page are still white.

P.S: When a user choose "Default dark" theme, I think Firefox should make everything Dark. Right now, half of things are dark and haft of things remain white.

There are students, teachers and many more people who read day and night on their screen. And Firefox is not helping them.

Funny thing is, Why is this thing such big deal for Firefox? What are they waiting for? MS Edge has sexiest black themed browser provided like years a ago. Opera did it way back then.

If Firefox stop providing trending feature, they will lose eventually.

(A comparison screenshot is available.)

Asked by pranav_bhattarai 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation. Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is fu… (read more)

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is full.

The first time it happened I thought that the problem was with the downloads, until I saw that my removable disk was full.

But if a warning message appears, no guessing will be needed.

Asked by tamajongphilip 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can the social share button use separate cookies for s/m sites?

I like the idea of the built-in share buttons, but I was dismayed to learn that they share cookies[1] with the main browser pages. I consider the share buttons that are o… (read more)

I like the idea of the built-in share buttons, but I was dismayed to learn that they share cookies[1] with the main browser pages.

I consider the share buttons that are on pretty much all websites a privacy drain because they send data on the page you're visiting to the social network whether or not you choose to share it. So I ensure I'm not logged in while browsing normally, and only log in when I want to share something.

If the firefox share services used separate cookies (I guess like private browsing must), then it would be a really handy feature.

1: https://blog.mozilla.org/privacy/2012/10/22/being-social-with-privacy-in-mind/

Asked by shinyblue 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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FFHello suggestions

FFHello button really would be more user friendly if - The OFF/ON icons used a larger red line ( a little thicker than i added)(see attachment) I'm hopping user profiles … (read more)

FFHello button really would be more user friendly if -

The OFF/ON icons used a larger red line ( a little thicker than i added)(see attachment)

I'm hopping user profiles that include a user name and profile picture are in the works for FFHello ?

I also mentioned the inability to select my video and sound source for FFHello chat, as is i can only allow or disallow video and sound.

Asked by TinSoldier_o0o 5 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 5 years ago