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turning off notifications of possible updates

Please tell me, in as few words as possible, how to disable update notifications. I thought Windows was bad, but they're not constant annoyance. If Firefox w… (read more)

Please tell me, in as few words as possible, how to disable update notifications. I thought Windows was bad, but they're not constant annoyance.

If Firefox would just stop closing discussion threads, and maybe, just once, answer a question helpfully, community would be able to help each other. Thanks, ML

Asked by letherwoodmara 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 36 minutes ago

blocking

Hello there I have been using firefox for many years. Problem : How to block advertisement windows popping up in the lower right corner on the computer? Regards Majak To… (read more)

Hello there I have been using firefox for many years. Problem : How to block advertisement windows popping up in the lower right corner on the computer? Regards Majak Tosikyan

Asked by ctaskan 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

NEW UI - PC =/= TOUCHSCREEN, MOZILLA WAKE UP

The Firefox Community here has tried to be very helpful with all the users who hate the changes in Version 89/90, but we need Mozilla/Firefox to hear us. CSS work-arounds… (read more)

The Firefox Community here has tried to be very helpful with all the users who hate the changes in Version 89/90, but we need Mozilla/Firefox to hear us.

CSS work-arounds are fine for the IT-literate, which I am not. They are also only temporary. We have no indication that FF is even paying attention to our complaints.

They need to understand that some users have a keyboard and mouse attached to a PC, not a touchscreen like on a pad or phone. It looks like FF wants to cater to touchscreens. This DOES NOT WORK for PC users.

I suggest one UI for touchscreens and a different one for PCs. IIRC, there is a FF version for Windows AND a different one for Apple; why not do the same?

Nobody seems to have any response other than "use this CSS fix." I've also been directed to "clean up the help platform myself" - huh?

Can we please get SOME kind of response from the platform itself? Or are they just trying to get rid of all users without touchscreens?

Asked by fidservant 1 month ago

Last reply by plew29881 3 days ago

Has the top menu bar disappeared in the new version of Firefox Browser?

I have installed Firefox browser, version 88.0.1 on Windows 10. I have planned to update to 90.0.2. version, but first, I would like to know if the new version will keep … (read more)

I have installed Firefox browser, version 88.0.1 on Windows 10. I have planned to update to 90.0.2. version, but first, I would like to know if the new version will keep the top menu bar as an usual default. Thanks.

Asked by r.t@g en Ffx 1 week ago

Last reply by Rodney 6 days ago

Firefox updates - how to stop them and the annoying reminder

I think I'm about to give up with this 'get help' thingy...everytime I press Enter/return carriage it disappears! I don't like update 89. If you want a detailed reason f… (read more)

I think I'm about to give up with this 'get help' thingy...everytime I press Enter/return carriage it disappears!

I don't like update 89. If you want a detailed reason from me then let's just say I have old eyes and I agree with all the complaints I've read so far. So, as I always make a recovery point before updating, I've rolled back my computer to 88 and will be staying there, thank you.

Now I would like a way to stop the annoying update notice. Please don't tell me to make files and scripts and mess with the registry...I mean, for goodness sakes, where's the button or the "opt out" thingy?

I will not be updating again until I read that I can keep the look I had without having to 'add-on' or try themes or heaven forbid make my own.

If security changes were Firefox's reasons for updating fair enough...but how did the look of a piece of software become a security issue? If this is 'new fresh' I don't want it, I'll just stay old and stale thanks.

Asked by dittymargoo 1 week ago

Last reply by TechHorse 1 week ago

Print Projects Only Print in the Left top 1/4 Page

I just bought an HP Officejet 9018. I tried printing a receipt that was sent as an attachment to my gmail. It only prints very small in the upper left hand corner even th… (read more)

I just bought an HP Officejet 9018. I tried printing a receipt that was sent as an attachment to my gmail. It only prints very small in the upper left hand corner even though the print preview looks normal. I tried to print a return label that Amazon sent me a link to. It printed the same way. I called HP & after connecting with my laptop & trying many different settings unsuccessfully, they had me try to print from Chrome. The attached receipt in gmail & the return label printed fine from Chrome. It also printed fine from my gmail in my Android phone & my iPad, so the issue is only when in Firefox on my Windows 10 computer. My saved documents print fine. I just updated to the latest Firefox today, but the issue started when I got the HP printer & tried to print while using Firefox 2 days ago.

I saw instructions in here on checking the paper_data. It shows letter. I changed from "fit to page width" to Scale 100. I still have the same issue. There was one other instructions given to someone in Mozilla Support to click "file" & then something else, but I have nothing on my page that says "file". I assume the person answering the question thought the person asking was trying to print a saved document, but that wasn't the case.

I tried to attach screen prints, but my laptop is having issues & isn't saving them for some odd reason, yet I can see them in the "recents" in Microsoft Word. I save them again, but the same thing. It isn't in the folder when I click "browse" on "Add images" below.

What else can I do? it's such a pain to have to go to Chrome every time I want to print something. Thanks

Asked by Deanna 3 months ago

Last reply by donnasue76 1 week ago

Bookmark menu

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.… (read more)

Is there anyway to restore the format (compactness) of the Bookmark Menus without setting the Automatic Updates to not automatically update and then downloading the 88.0.1 version? I hate to not have the Automatic Updates, for obvious reasons, but don't want to use the double space of the Bookmarks even more.

Asked by mnt1cabin 1 month ago

Last reply by alan.sharkey 1 week ago

Lockwise as a desktop app for Windows 10, like it is for iOS and Android

Is it possible to make a desktop client for Lockwise password manager, as I simply can't live without it? I can't find decent password managers for other browsers The aut… (read more)

Is it possible to make a desktop client for Lockwise password manager, as I simply can't live without it? I can't find decent password managers for other browsers The auto-fill is very interactive and fast, and I feel it's unique to Lockwise Any way to make Lockwise a desktop app as well, for other browsers?

Asked by kantonato12 3 months ago

Last reply by Roger 1 week ago

Pinned Tabs

Hello. Cycling through unpinned tabs is easy, Ctrl+Tab does the job.... But what about pinned tabs? People are more likely to have more pinned tabs open and saved to th… (read more)

Hello.

Cycling through unpinned tabs is easy, Ctrl+Tab does the job.... But what about pinned tabs?

People are more likely to have more pinned tabs open and saved to their browser than unpinned tabs, like myself, as surely, that is the point of pinned tabs.

So I cannot for the life of me understand why I can't find a keyboard shortcut to cycle through these!! Is it really possible for developers to overlook this simple but extremely useful and effective shortcut?!

Can anyone help?

Mike.

Asked by mikejenkins 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Screenshot tool greyed out

Occasionally, across all websites (as far as I can tell), the screenshot toolbar item is greyed out for me and I can't click on it. Meaning I can't take screenshots. I us… (read more)

Occasionally, across all websites (as far as I can tell), the screenshot toolbar item is greyed out for me and I can't click on it. Meaning I can't take screenshots. I use windows and so snip and sketch is an alternative I can and do use but I prefer using Firefox's own screenshotting tool. What to do??

Asked by kjp.finke 2 months ago

Last reply by Greynomad 2 weeks ago

updating

I have been trying to update this firefox now for months. I have been asking and asking but no-one bothers to come back to me!!! And please, I know how to update! It does… (read more)

I have been trying to update this firefox now for months. I have been asking and asking but no-one bothers to come back to me!!! And please, I know how to update! It doesn't work. My "about" shows Firefox is updated, yet is keeps on asking me to update and won't let me use eg Netflix before I update. This is so frustrating but you guys are just not interested in helping. To tell me how to update is obvious - I know how to do it, but it won't work!!! Don't know whether I should just switch to another browser rather.

Asked by spinx 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

.ris files >Options >downloading

I download Endnote .ris reference files every day, and have done for decades. Endnote supplies a parsing tool that imports the data into the database. But it has just st… (read more)

I download Endnote .ris reference files every day, and have done for decades. Endnote supplies a parsing tool that imports the data into the database. But it has just stopped working. In the import dialog box, the message that comes up on downloading a ris file is: "what should Firefox do with this file?

  Open with Notebook (default)"

Well down the dropdown option list I can choose to open with Endnote, so I clicked on "Do this automatically for files .." then chose the Endnote option. Which works, but it doesn't stick. If I go to the Options page>Applications>ris, nothing comes up. If I choose >Endnote, the suggested option is to open every Text file with Endnote - not a good idea.

Has something gone wrong with Firefox or with Endnote settings? Thank you

Asked by cvhorie 2 months ago

Last reply by cernusak 2 weeks ago

Address bar bugged

I've been a long time Firefox user since around 2005 and have always enjoyed Firefox until now. This issue has been ongoing for over a year though. I never would have tho… (read more)

I've been a long time Firefox user since around 2005 and have always enjoyed Firefox until now. This issue has been ongoing for over a year though. I never would have thought that a simple task as entering a web address in the address bar and hitting enter would become so difficult, though for a while now this seems to be the case and to the point to where I'm considering not bothering with the Firefox browser anymore. I do enjoy where Firefox is now in current development and the way it looks as well the great performance. However, when basic functionality such as typing in a web address and hitting enter becomes difficult all the aforementioned positives become less and less relevant. It seemed to all start when development came to redesign the appearance of the UI, not sure what version. Basically, what I come to experience now roughly 90 percent of the time I type a web address in the address bar and hit enter is the browser does nothing. Sometimes it takes 5 to 6 tries with having to put the mouse courser back into the address bar and hitting enter multiple times before the browser decides it want's to go the website. Same issue occurs when opening a bookmark in another tab, switch to the tab and the site isn't loaded, have to hit enter multiple times before the web address will begin to load. Seems also that any setting regarding tabs background loading isn't present anymore in the settings either. Same issue will occur when selecting a favorite that comes up while typing in the address bar.

Recently I had reinstalled my entire operating system and was hopeful that this issue would be resolved by doing so with a fresh install of Firefox too, though the issue is still present.

I have no add-ons or themes that modify the address bar, nor any search add-ons. In fact, this issue occurs with no add-ons installed at all. The only thing I can think currently is that it is an issue and or bug of some kind within the search and or address bar settings current design.

My settings here are attached as images.

Asked by Jack0027 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

I don't know whether is was the the 87 update or the 88 update, but the Linux version of Firefox does *not* permit the viewing of a pdf in the browser

I am the webmaster for a church website. As you will see about the collected data on my computer, I work on a Linux computer. Because of the pandemic, the church has be… (read more)

I am the webmaster for a church website. As you will see about the collected data on my computer, I work on a Linux computer. Because of the pandemic, the church has been worshipping using livestream video run from the church's website. To aid parishioners with the service, we post pdfs of the Service Bulletin, Readings for the Day, and other aids to participate in the service.

Up until, I think, Firefox 87, in testing the webpage before publishing, I was able to open the pdf links in a new tab. Now, when I try to test the pdf links, Firefox prompts me to save the pdf and I cannot view it online. Given that the pdfs were generated on my computer and exist in my files, It is somewhat ridiculous that I'm being prompted to save the pages.

However, because I also have a Windows machine, I know that this is not happening on all of Firefox, just on the Linux version,

How can I alert Firefox to get this fixed. When I'm not acting as a webmaster, I have occasion to click on a pdf link and it is annoying that it will not display in the browser and and opens up a "save" box.

Asked by bdjim 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Tab refuses to close

I have 89.02 running on a Mac and for some reason the tab for youtube would not close. I opened another tab which was running another web site and it closed. I then opene… (read more)

I have 89.02 running on a Mac and for some reason the tab for youtube would not close. I opened another tab which was running another web site and it closed. I then opened another youtube tab and it closed. to correct the problem I quit FF.

Is this a known problem it happened before but I dissmissed it. see enclosed. Left most tab would not close out of 2 tabs.

Asked by Mace2 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Delete default pre-filled account info

I have 3 accounts on a particular website. All three account login credentials are saved in firefox however one of them (the wrong one, since it is the one I use least of… (read more)

I have 3 accounts on a particular website. All three account login credentials are saved in firefox however one of them (the wrong one, since it is the one I use least often) is pre-filled when I first go to the site. How do I remove the setting that one of them is pre-filled? I want just the regular drop-down choice of all three. I have deleted that accounts credentials and cleared the cache, but as soon as I add the account info again, it is automatically pre-filled instead of just listed with the other two options.

Asked by kbabberj 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

Update problem

Hi, I am quite frustrated. Firefox keeps on asking me to update but when going to About, it says my FF is up to date? As a result, Netflix won't run anymore. I have reboo… (read more)

Hi, I am quite frustrated. Firefox keeps on asking me to update but when going to About, it says my FF is up to date? As a result, Netflix won't run anymore. I have rebooted, reinstalled, re-done everything. Running Windows 10 and have a good internet connection. Have been trying for weeks now - just getting more and more frustrated. Should I rather go to Chrome?

Asked by spinx 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago