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Toolbar folders -> drop down orientation problem -> screen limit not recognised

Hello: Quite a few iterations of Firefox ago (cannot recall which), the orientation of the drop down menu listing the bookmarks inside any folder in the toolbar was eithe… (read more)

Hello:

Quite a few iterations of Firefox ago (cannot recall which), the orientation of the drop down menu listing the bookmarks inside any folder in the toolbar was either towards the 'left' or towards the 'right', depending of the amount of screen real estate available to the right side of the screen where it was opened.

If the listing could not be properly seen by opening the drop down menu towards the 'right', it would be opened towards the 'left'.

This worked perfectly well with my three screen setup, with Firefox in a window in the centre screen. ie: Firefox knew it was inside a three screen wide setup and in the centre screen, so it also "knew" that the right edge of the centre screen was the limit for available screen real estate.

At some time this stopped working in the described manner.

It seems that Firefox now ignores the right edge of the centre screen and as a result the drop down menu for any folder in the toolbar opens to the 'right' and invades the right screen. (see attached screen capture)

If Firefox is opened in a window inside the right screen, it proeprly recognises the right edge of the screen as the limit and acts accordingly.

This is quite a problem for me: I make intensive use of the toolbar with bookmarks inside folders and subfolders and this heavily affects my everyday work.

Is there a way to get back to how it used to be? ie: Firefox using the right edge of the screen it is opened in as the limit to open a drop down menu.

Thanks in advance,

S.

Asked by sawbona1 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox is asking for master password every ten minutes

Hello, About a week or two ago Firefox started asking me for my master password about every ten minutes or so even though the browser has been running all along. I und… (read more)

Hello,

   About a week or two ago Firefox started asking me for my master password about every ten minutes or so even though the browser has been running all along. I understand that it asks for it when I start up the browser and when looking at saved passwords but this is happening all day long even with the browser just being open all day. I don't typically close it unless I turn my computer off (which I rarely do)

Thank you for your input!

Asked by dwilli228 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Moteur de recherche

Bonjour, je voudrais ajouter Quant dans les raccourcis de recherche mais je ne peut pas modifier ou ajouter le moteur que je souhaite tout ce que j'ai c'est restauré ou d… (read more)

Bonjour, je voudrais ajouter Quant dans les raccourcis de recherche mais je ne peut pas modifier ou ajouter le moteur que je souhaite tout ce que j'ai c'est restauré ou découvrir d'autre moteur de recherche sous forme d'add-on, mais je ne souhaite pas installer d'add-on.

Bonne journée cordialement !

Asked by DukeNuggets 4 days ago

Last reply by JP 3 days ago

Appearance of my windows / tabs has changed without my permission or download of updates

The appearance of my toolbars and tabs has changed a lot without my permission. How does this happen? It has confused me a lot and is no longer as easy to use, in fact it… (read more)

The appearance of my toolbars and tabs has changed a lot without my permission. How does this happen? It has confused me a lot and is no longer as easy to use, in fact it has become a burden trying to figure out how to navigate each window / tab I have open. Ex: some things that were in my toolbar have disappeared. Also, there used to be a pair of vertical arrows I could click once to zoom in or out. Now it has disappeared and I have to go up to the main FF menu then click View then click Zoom then click one of four menu items. This is nuts and adds several more steps to what used to be one simple step. WHY???? I have not downloaded any new recent versions of FF and yet all these changes were made anyway without my knowing it or asking for it. How can I get back to my former version that I was happy with?

Asked by SusieB 22 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 hours ago

Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 hours ago

my Wesite/blog

My website/blog is not loading correctly. Took off all addons, etc. It works fine in Edge. What else can I do? Wordpress site. Side widget loads at the bottom in Firefox.… (read more)

My website/blog is not loading correctly. Took off all addons, etc. It works fine in Edge. What else can I do? Wordpress site. Side widget loads at the bottom in Firefox.

Asked by kberman1976 1 day ago

Last reply by Seburo 22 hours ago

Why isn't there a way to set the number of opened tabs after which the side scrolling option kicks in?

The side scrolling tabs feature is one of the best things about FF but why is this lacking? I should be able to determine myself after what number of tabs I want the opti… (read more)

The side scrolling tabs feature is one of the best things about FF but why is this lacking? I should be able to determine myself after what number of tabs I want the option to open.

Asked by a.niloy 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

New tabs look awful!

I really dislike the look of the tabs in the newest version. A floating bubble, not connected to the page, for the active tab? And the inactive tabs are connected, but … (read more)

I really dislike the look of the tabs in the newest version. A floating bubble, not connected to the page, for the active tab? And the inactive tabs are connected, but there is no separation between the tabs? Aside from uninstalling the latest version and installing a previous version, is there a way to restore the look of the previous version? Maybe an add-on? If I have to reinstall an old version I'll probably just switch over to a different browser.

Asked by outamony 6 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 2 days ago

i cant find screens shoot tools ?

in the past screen shoot add was appear when " Right-click on an empty part of the page and select Take Screenshot " but since the last update i cant found it ! i tried t… (read more)

in the past screen shoot add was appear when " Right-click on an empty part of the page and select Take Screenshot " but since the last update i cant found it ! i tried to do what is written in this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/take-screenshots-firefox but i think its not work now

Asked by mjd7410 3 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 2 days ago

Firefox Add-On need to open an open dialog from the activeTab page

Hi all, i'm currently developing an add-on that has an import from file feature that needs to open an "Open file" dialog, now the problem is that in order to do that i h… (read more)

Hi all,

i'm currently developing an add-on that has an import from file feature that needs to open an "Open file" dialog, now the problem is that in order to do that i had to do the following:

  • inject some javascript code in the active page as a content script
  • call the execute command from the extension to open the dialog popup (that is actually emulating a click)

I have to do it, because from an extension when a "File open" dialog appear, the extension lose the focus and it is automatically closed, and its context destroyed, so when i actually press open on the dialog, the "caller" is already gone (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26884140/open-import-file-in-a-chrome-extension/26917671#26917671 you can refer to my stackoverflow question to get an idea of what i was doing)

This works fine in chrome (And it worked for a while on firefox) but probably in the latest months/years (not sure when it happened) it stopped working and when i press the import button nothing happens, after some investigation i found what is the problem: the "block popup" windows option enabled by default (i suppose it is enabled by default i don't remember to have never enabled it), so when i disable it, the feature resume working. What i'm wondering is if there is a way to programmatically add an exception to the popup blocker option while installing the extension, or if there is any way to avoid closing the exception popup when the "File Open" Dialog appears.

Thanks everyone

Asked by ivan.gualandri 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

How to remove DisableAppUpdate policy if there is no HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Mozilla?

How to remove DisableAppUpdate policy if there is no HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Mozilla (see attached image)? Very confused. Please help to remove DisableAppUpd… (read more)

How to remove DisableAppUpdate policy if there is no HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Mozilla (see attached image)? Very confused. Please help to remove DisableAppUpdate policy.

Asked by anna.zolkieve 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Inability to install any extension

Hi! I am a developer and I need to test the app in Firefox. But first I need to install the Ignore X-Frame-Options Header plugin. Unfortunately, I can't do this, and I ca… (read more)

Hi! I am a developer and I need to test the app in Firefox. But first I need to install the Ignore X-Frame-Options Header plugin. Unfortunately, I can't do this, and I can't install any addons at all. It says: An unexpected error occurred during installation. The version of the browser is updated. And also I have tried to do these steps, which didn't help:

  • about:config
  • set xpinstall.signatures.required to false

Could you please help me?

Asked by aandriushchenko 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Want to change Providers

I am tired of Windows (10 ) and Google (Chrome controlling my devices. I installed a Windows "debloat" which seems to have removed all windows functions (like "clean up")… (read more)

I am tired of Windows (10 ) and Google (Chrome controlling my devices. I installed a Windows "debloat" which seems to have removed all windows functions (like "clean up"). What is the best route to go to get away from these big controlling apps? Opinions on Linux?

Asked by sasenach50 1 week ago

Last reply by JP 3 days ago

Firefox

Добрый день!являюсь It специалистом отдела ГАУ МФЦ Оренбургской области, Оренбургского района.На рабочих местах наших сотрудники пользуются браузером Firefox(всегда с ак… (read more)

Добрый день!являюсь It специалистом отдела ГАУ МФЦ Оренбургской области, Оренбургского района.На рабочих местах наших сотрудники пользуются браузером Firefox(всегда с актуальными обновлениями).Сложилась такая ситуация , что у нас заработал новый ресурс электронной очереди,и вся проблема в том что вкладки этой очереди при простое разрывают соединение,и приходится обновлять страницы,Иногда даже это не помогает приходится ПК перезагружать.У коллег выяснил ,что в браузере Chrome данная проблема решается отключением автоматического разрывания, для это нужно перейти по ссылке chrome://flags/#intensive-wake-up-throttling

Скажите пожалуйста как по аналогии с chrome можно отключить автоматическое разрывание в Firefox?

Asked by tazuev.adlan 6 days ago

Last reply by JP 3 days ago

No more chrom extensions?

hey we can't add chrome extension anymore? now it asks to download chrome earlier it used to allow chrome extension by using one another extension. its not the same anymo… (read more)

hey we can't add chrome extension anymore? now it asks to download chrome earlier it used to allow chrome extension by using one another extension. its not the same anymore.

Asked by rdrkshsngh12 5 days ago

Last reply by JP 3 days ago

How can I get a border around inactive tabs?

Hello, I updated firefox and it's now hard to tell when one tab ends and another begins when you have multiple inactive tabs next to each other, which is a major annoyanc… (read more)

Hello,

I updated firefox and it's now hard to tell when one tab ends and another begins when you have multiple inactive tabs next to each other, which is a major annoyance.

The way to solve this would be to have the inactive tabs have a border around them like the active tab, have them have a different background color from the toolbar, or otherwise have some kind of separator between them. I saw another answer that gave a temporary solution, but the same answer said the solution was going to stop working in a future update. Is there a permanent solution?

Asked by Andreas Eriksson 5 days ago

Last reply by JP 3 days ago