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Need help restoring prior profile settings

Posting on behalf of a user who hit the VPN inbound queue with a question better suited for this forum: The tab bar, toolbar, and address bar placement in my Firefox Desk… (read more)

Posting on behalf of a user who hit the VPN inbound queue with a question better suited for this forum:

The tab bar, toolbar, and address bar placement in my Firefox Desktop browser has recently changed. I have been trying to revert these recent changes as they interrupt my current workflows.

I DO know which prior profile save contains the desired info however, it contains many files and I DO NOT KNOW which files I need for the bars to be restored. If you could provide me the name(s) of the file(s) that holds the bars data, I am probably saved, hopefully saved.

Asked by SUMOsJR 1 day ago

Last reply by Xogroroth 4 hours ago

Automatic downloading of files

I know Firefox recently changed some settings regarding automatic downloading of files, but I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files t… (read more)

I know Firefox recently changed some settings regarding automatic downloading of files, but I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files that I view. Sometimes I just want to view a pdf without downloading the file. Firefox keeps automatically downloading the file, then after viewing it, I have to manually delete. I don't to do this! I just want to view the file and if I want to keep it, I'll save a copy. This is extremely annoying! Can I change the settings so that the file won't automatically save to my computer? Thanks

Asked by robertinohio 1 month ago

Last reply by BJ 8 hours ago

I am trying to watch Channel 4 dramas which have DRM and cannot adjust my Firefox to allow me to do so. I am unable to click on to this corner and that corner and get the necesary sites to lift DRM. I am 80 years and not an adept 18 year old!

See above on Subject = inability on my laptop with Firefox provider to watch certain dramas/films on 4 due to DRM. My problem is trying to follow the instructions hither… (read more)

See above on Subject = inability on my laptop with Firefox provider to watch certain dramas/films on 4 due to DRM. My problem is trying to follow the instructions hitherto given. I just want to be able to access those sites with DRM overlordship getting in the way. I am an old man who is simple-minded, that is, not 18 years and adept at whizzing around laptops.

Asked by greerhart42 15 hours ago

Last reply by James 8 hours ago

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I used to be able to go to another window by clicking on a subject in the search engine

Whether I was in the standard Firefox search window, or Google, or DuckDuckGo (my preferred choice), I was able to click on a specific topic in the search window and have… (read more)

Whether I was in the standard Firefox search window, or Google, or DuckDuckGo (my preferred choice), I was able to click on a specific topic in the search window and have it automatically open a new window within the Firefox window settings. I can no longer do this with Firefox 100.

Please fix!

Asked by George 10 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 hours ago

firefox 90 how to make a bookmark sub list appear on the left

I recently obtained a 17" laptop, and have a large number of bookmarks. I have the bookmarks toolbar open, and would like to force the bookmark sub lists to open to the l… (read more)

I recently obtained a 17" laptop, and have a large number of bookmarks. I have the bookmarks toolbar open, and would like to force the bookmark sub lists to open to the left of the primary list whenever possible. Is there a setting that would allow me to do this? Thanks in advance.

Asked by wmichaelb 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

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How do I get my home page in Firefox on all my tabs?

Now on Firefox 100.0.1 On earlier versions of Firefox I was able to set a particular url for my home(opening) page. That is still true. However, on past versions I was … (read more)

Now on Firefox 100.0.1 On earlier versions of Firefox I was able to set a particular url for my home(opening) page. That is still true. However, on past versions I was also able to make *my home page* appear on every tab I opened. On the current edition I get a choice of only Firefox Home Page (default) or Blank page. I cannot get my home page on the new tab. How can I bypass the restrictions of the settings under Home to get my home page on every tab?

That the question I need an answer to. Everything below this is explanation of why I want this and a complaint about how Firefox changes things that I would appreciate being passed on to the developers.

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If I choose Firefox Home Page (default), I am *forced* to use the address box to put in my search terms. I have become accustomed to the various search engines with their splash screens - with the nice big search box in the middle of the screen (both horizontally and vertically). It is absolutely unnerving to me to try to type in the box in the middle and have nothing show up there but up above in the address box.

I am a project person in a multi-tasking world, which means whether I like it or not, I have to multitask too. For me to do this successfully, all my tools need to be where I expect and perform as I expect them. Even putting duckduckgo.com in the current home page/new window setting, doesn't get the duckduckgo splash page, but even though I'm not that technically advanced, I found a way of getting it in my home page window. However, the tabs section doesn't offer me an opportunity to put my own choice in.

I wish Firefox would stop tinkering with otherwise minor things. I understand fixing found vulnerabilities. I understand providing new services and technology when they're developed. But why force people to use search and tabs the way Firefox wants them to rather than the way the user is accustomed to.

Asked by bdjim 15 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 13 hours ago

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I am unable to add jira as a search engine on firefox 100 (new profile).

I had jira as my default search engine (https://jira.<mydomain>.com). This continues to work on my existing profile. But i am unable to add it on a new profile, I g… (read more)

I had jira as my default search engine (https://jira.<mydomain>.com). This continues to work on my existing profile. But i am unable to add it on a new profile, I get an error "Firefox could not install the search engine from: https://jira.<mydomain>.com/osd.jsp"

So, i tried copying the existing profile folder and using that folder for the new profile, but firefox removes the jira search engine and gives me a warning saying that the default search engine was changed to Google (screenshot attached)

Is there a way to get this added via a hack of some kind? I wanted separate profiles so that I keep my project profiles separated - bookmarks, cookies, scripts etc.,

Asked by vda1 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

Entry field being blocked - will not allow me to type

My employer sent me a link to sign up for an employment planning service. I need to enter my name, DOB and their entry code. The second line is being blocked and I cann… (read more)

My employer sent me a link to sign up for an employment planning service. I need to enter my name, DOB and their entry code. The second line is being blocked and I cannot type in it. I need to type their entry code on this line. I have attached a copy of the screenshot. I am not sure what the Mask limit is for this line as it is not a line that I am typing my email address in.

I need HELP!

Asked by petlover 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

setting a custom theme as dark

before the update, i was using a custom theme, and it behaved similarly to the normal dark theme. as in, when i opened a new tab, it was dark, and stuff like that. now th… (read more)

before the update, i was using a custom theme, and it behaved similarly to the normal dark theme. as in, when i opened a new tab, it was dark, and stuff like that. now that firefox has crashed and i've had the update involuntarily forced upon me, i'm still using the custom theme, but now it behaves as the light theme. is there any way to fix this? i don't appreciate being blinded whenever i open a new tab or adjust my settings.

Asked by falpsdsqglthnsac 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

can't do custom dark themes in newest update?

whenever I try to use a theme that defaulted to dark mode in the previous update, it defaults to light mode instead. for some websites this means that it displays in brig… (read more)

whenever I try to use a theme that defaulted to dark mode in the previous update, it defaults to light mode instead. for some websites this means that it displays in bright white. i need dark mode. even when i set the toolbar colour (which previously controlled dark/light in Firefox Colour) to black it's on light mode. how do I get dark mode back, i hate this. this theme (picture attached) used to be dark mode but now it defaults to light. how do i get dark mode back.

Asked by noushousakaretsu 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

Built in screenshot tool: How to hide notification when shot taken?

This annoying notification on the bottom right keeps popping up everytime I take a screenshot. I've been using computers for the past 17 years, I know how to paste thing… (read more)

This annoying notification on the bottom right keeps popping up everytime I take a screenshot. I've been using computers for the past 17 years, I know how to paste things by now. Even worse, it overlays on other applications and pesters me there for about 10 seconds until I close it. Can this notification be hidden in about config or do I have to find a community add on that does the same thing, but without this stupid notification?

Asked by matttewell 1 day ago

Last reply by OQP 23 hours ago

Handling of pdf files in Firefox

Updating to version 98.0 onwards Firefox has started saving a copy of every pdf file I view (open) in my downloads folder. My settings have not changed: Tools->Setting… (read more)

Updating to version 98.0 onwards Firefox has started saving a copy of every pdf file I view (open) in my downloads folder.

My settings have not changed:

Tools->Settings->General->Applications: - pdf (application/download): Always ask - pdf (application/force-download): Always ask - pdf (application/pdf): Use Adobe Acrobat DC - pdf (application/x-download): Always ask

And when the "ask" dialog pops up, I choose "open".

I have tried all standard methods/troubleshooting, including resetting the handlers.json file.

The only way to avoid getting a copy in the downloads folder is if I choose "Open in Firefox" (application/pdf) instead of "Use Adobe Acrobat DC".

Any solution to this?

Thanks Michael

Asked by info7097 2 months ago

Last reply by Linda 1 day ago

Firefox 100 Linux Vertical Scroll Bar

Running Firefox 100.0 on Linux Mint 20.3 Mate 1.26 I've noticed that websites like my bank use a "sub window" that slides in from the right to display the running balance… (read more)

Running Firefox 100.0 on Linux Mint 20.3 Mate 1.26 I've noticed that websites like my bank use a "sub window" that slides in from the right to display the running balances. Prior to version 100, this worked perfectly with dual scroll bars, one for the main window and one for the "sub" window. Now, with version 100, the "sub" window has no scroll bar. I can control the window by using the keyboard up/down arrows, but the scroll bar for the "sub" window is non existent. You cannot have access to my bank account, but you can duplicate the problem with Google. Simply search for say, a celebrity, click on one of the displayed images, and the window that displays on the right used to have it's own scroll bar, beside the bar that controlled the main window. Sub window scroll bar is now gone. It seems you folks violated one of the Cardinal Sins of Programming: IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT. Scroll bars worked great before, Not sure whose idea it was to "improve" them. Rolling a Firefox update backwards is a logistical nightmare. Is there a possibility of a fix coming out soon or are we to live with this as a "feature"??? Thanks for your time.

Asked by Merlinof2 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 1 day ago

Is there any way to have date format yyyy-mm-dd, 24 hour clock Monday as start of week and English as language?

Is there any way to get yyyy-mm-dd dates, 24 hour clock and Monday as start of week (as my LC_TIME indicates with sv_SE.utf-8) while keeping English as my main language? … (read more)

Is there any way to get yyyy-mm-dd dates, 24 hour clock and Monday as start of week (as my LC_TIME indicates with sv_SE.utf-8) while keeping English as my main language? Changing locale to Canadian at least gets the date format and language correct but it's still 12-hour clock and Sunday as first day of week...

Asked by eric.druid 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 1 day ago

Gmail attachment download opens a new tab?

When I download an attachment from Gmail, I would like to just download it. However, Firefox now opens the attachment in a new tab before I can download it. Is this new? … (read more)

When I download an attachment from Gmail, I would like to just download it. However, Firefox now opens the attachment in a new tab before I can download it. Is this new? Is there a way to turn this off?

Asked by KT 1 month ago

Last reply by KT 1 day ago

how to keep taskbar visible in fullscreen mode

I would just like to keep my taskbar visible in fullscreen mode. Even when hovering over the mouse, the taskbar does not appear. I'm using windows 10 and the latest versi… (read more)

I would just like to keep my taskbar visible in fullscreen mode. Even when hovering over the mouse, the taskbar does not appear. I'm using windows 10 and the latest version of Firefox. Are there ways to achieve this? The old add-ons for this purpose are already gone

Asked by odin-rublik 2 days ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 day ago

bookmarks bar autohide when?

if there's not already an option to autohide the bookmarks toolbar (like the address bar and tabs when in F11 mode [fullscreen]) can there be? so like, on default the boo… (read more)

if there's not already an option to autohide the bookmarks toolbar (like the address bar and tabs when in F11 mode [fullscreen])

can there be?

so like, on default the bookmark toolbar wouldn't show, but when I move my mouse into the specified area it appears (with the same animation as f11 mode)

 thank you,

let me know if i can already do that and if I'm just dumb.

 just to be clear, I want the tabs and url/address bar and tabs to always be there.

Actually might be cool to have options to autohide the tab bar too (separately).

 thanks again,

graham

tldr lol

Asked by bourn3 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago