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Inspector element highlight html element wont go away when the mouse no longer hovers

This question is about the developer tools (inspector). Sorry if this is not the right forum. If this is not the right place, please specify where I can ask this question… (read more)

This question is about the developer tools (inspector). Sorry if this is not the right forum. If this is not the right place, please specify where I can ask this question. I have looked around but this seemed like the best place to write this.

This problem started a couple a month ago in Firefox Developer Edtion after an automatic update (to either v82 or 83, im not sure).

This is what used to be the case, prior to the update: In the developer tools, in the inspector tab. There's an overview of the HTML-tree, and when you hover over an html-element in the tree, the correspondent element in de browser window is highlighted, and when you move your mouse the item will no longer be highlighted, since you're no longer hovering over it in the HTML tree. This is how it has always been.

The situation as it has been for 2 to 4 weeks: After selecting a couple of items in de HTML tree, and maybe editing some CSS, so just after normal use, The selected element will stay highlighted, even though I'm no longer hovering over it in the Inspector window. I added a screenshot to show what I mean. This bug is annoying because when editing CSS, I want to be able to clearly see the changes I mean, but now theyre obstructed by the highlight. Toggling developer tools by pressing F12 twice fixes this obviously, but only for a couple of minutes, and sometimes the problem return immidiatly.

This problem first emerged in Firefox Developer Edition about a month ago after an update. It really messes with my workflow, and I couldnt find a solution. Tee problem emerged on multiple websites (not just the ones a was developing, as you can see in my screenshot it also happens on the mozzila website) and the problem was the same accros multiple computers (all modern windows 10 machinary, owned by me or my collegues). So I stopped using Developer Edition, and switched to using 'regular' Firefox for developing, as regular Firefox did not exibit this bug. But since last week, after regular Firefox also got an update, the bug appears in regular Firefox aswell.

So here I am, an avid Firefox Developer Edition user, desperate for a solution. Ofcourse I already tried everything from reïnstalling, refreshing firefox, everything.

Thanks

Asked by diede 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Importing old firefox data

I have a folder on my desk top that reads "Old Firefox Data". This popped up when a newer version was installed. How can this be imported back into my newer 80.+ version?… (read more)

I have a folder on my desk top that reads "Old Firefox Data". This popped up when a newer version was installed. How can this be imported back into my newer 80.+ version? I have lost most history, bookmars, etc.

Asked by Garrysch 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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New Home page logo - get rid of.

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ? Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the ho… (read more)

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ?

Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the home page ? It serves no practical purpose and it forces link icons down so you now have to scroll "!!"!! There's always ******* one isn't there !!? - someone with a crap idea who thinks the world needs to see it. How many hrs worldwide is going to be wasted today by people like me trying to undo this crud ? This isn't the first time some ignorant little ******* has forced their crap on firefox end users.

Asked by Bob 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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firefox not playing sound in youtube.com and flash sites

I have downloaded the beta 5 version and for some odd reason I cant play sounds anymore, even after I downgraded back to version 4 - youtube.com plays videos but no sound… (read more)

I have downloaded the beta 5 version and for some odd reason I cant play sounds anymore, even after I downgraded back to version 4 - youtube.com plays videos but no sound. I have all latest flash plugins installed. sound works on all other browsers

Asked by successvirus 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I updated to Firefox 5, "about Firefox" shows the new version in the browser window, but my shortcut buttons still show "Firefox 4.0 Beta 10"

I updated to Firefox 5, under the help button in the browser "about Firefox" shows the new version, but my shortcut buttons on my monitor still show "Firefox 4.0 Beta 10"… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 5, under the help button in the browser "about Firefox" shows the new version, but my shortcut buttons on my monitor still show "Firefox 4.0 Beta 10". Most updates also update the shortcut buttons. Is there a way I can do this?

Asked by intheharvestmissions 9 years ago

Answered by finitarry 9 years ago

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New windows open with different toolbars (and missing URL bar)

When I select the "New Window" button or "Open in New Window" from the context menu, a new Firefox window opens - however, the toolbars are completely different from the … (read more)

When I select the "New Window" button or "Open in New Window" from the context menu, a new Firefox window opens - however, the toolbars are completely different from the original open window. Specifically, the URL location bar is missing.

I can add it back, but the change then modifies my original toolbar setup.

More bad behavior: Even if I modify the new window back to the way I wanted it, new windows opened from that window revert back to the modified version, with no location toolbar.

Asked by dms666 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Can I disable the resubmit when I hit the back button

After submitting a form (say a search form) and then clicking on a link on the results ("action") page I wish to go back to the form page and change the form criteria. H… (read more)

After submitting a form (say a search form) and then clicking on a link on the results ("action") page I wish to go back to the form page and change the form criteria. However, when I hit the back button Firefox always wants to re-post the form data before I can go back any further in the history. Very clunky. Is there a way to prevent this re-post and just have it open the cached page?

Google Chrome does this nicely by just displaying a page in lieu of the form's "action" page that gives you the option to re-submit or you can simply click back to go back to the form page. I don't think Firefox should force you to resubmit a form if you are just trying to navigate backwards through your history.

I used to get around this by using the split back button to choose the form page directly, but the FF4/FF5 default navigation buttons don't have this any longer (that I can find anyway).

Is there an about:config setting that will prevent this forced re-submit?

Asked by aadams 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

google toolbar does not work and will not download to firefox 5.0. Moderator edit - 07-23-2011 The Google Toolbar "will not be supported on Firefox 5 and future versions… (read more)

google toolbar does not work and will not download to firefox 5.0.

Moderator edit - 07-23-2011
The Google Toolbar "will not be supported on Firefox 5 and future versions."
http://googletoolbarhelp.blogspot.com/2011/07/update-on-google-toolbar-for-firefox.html

http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?answer=1342452&topic=15356%29

Asked by jjaazzman 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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How can I stop Firefox 4.01 from prompting me to update to beta 5.0? I want to stay with a stable release.

I was a beta tester for Firefox 4, but I want to stay with stable releases that are compatible with my plugins for now. Each time I start Firefox 4.01, it pompts me to up… (read more)

I was a beta tester for Firefox 4, but I want to stay with stable releases that are compatible with my plugins for now. Each time I start Firefox 4.01, it pompts me to update to beta 5.0, which it refers to as an important security and stability update. I believe 4.01 is the most up-to-date general release, and I'd like Firefox to stop prompting me to update to a beta.

Asked by pyrogerg 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Option to change update channel not appearing in Help>About. Why?

I would like to switch to the release channel from the beta channel, but the option to switch does not appear in the Help>About window. Is there another way to change … (read more)

I would like to switch to the release channel from the beta channel, but the option to switch does not appear in the Help>About window. Is there another way to change channels?

Asked by mlynn5 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Website will not accept personal security code

From time to time the personal security code entry matrix on my online bank's website will not accept all of my code's 6 digits. I can't remember now whether this was hap… (read more)

From time to time the personal security code entry matrix on my online bank's website will not accept all of my code's 6 digits. I can't remember now whether this was happening before I installed version 4.0 or whether it started then. The point is it hasn't always been a problem.

I've only just installed version 5.0 so have not had the time to see whether it has inherited the same glitch.

I do not have this problem with Safari.

My bank, Société Générale, tell me that other Firefox users are experiencing the same problem, but can offer no help other than to observe that it is clearly a Firefox problem.

Asked by DGWeale 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox doesn't update from 5.0b2 (Beta Channel) to 5.0 final after switching to Release Channel

I am using 5.0b2. At some time during b2, I switched from the Beta update channel to the Release update channel. Today 5.0 final is out and Firefox won't update saying "Y… (read more)

I am using 5.0b2. At some time during b2, I switched from the Beta update channel to the Release update channel. Today 5.0 final is out and Firefox won't update saying "Your version of Firefox is up to date".

Asked by pi++ 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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I downloaded FF 4 and now 5 and with neither my screen looks nothing like it shows on the FF page. For instance, I do not have the orange FF tab in the upper left corner, I have no option of "pin as app" nor do I have Panorama. Can someone please help me?

I downloaded FF 4 and now 5 and with neither my screen looks nothing like it shows on the FF page. For instance, I do not have the orange FF tab in the upper left corner,… (read more)

I downloaded FF 4 and now 5 and with neither my screen looks nothing like it shows on the FF page. For instance, I do not have the orange FF tab in the upper left corner, I have no option of "pin as app" nor do I have Panorama. Can someone please help me?

Asked by ma6791 9 years ago

Answered by Raine Dragon 9 years ago

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How to return from Firefox 5 to Firefox 4

I just upgraded to Firefox 5 and found that it does not support the Google toolbar, which I need. Until Firefox 5 supports this toolbar, I want to return to the previous… (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 5 and found that it does not support the Google toolbar, which I need. Until Firefox 5 supports this toolbar, I want to return to the previous release of Firefox. How do I do this?

Asked by Edward Kaim 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago