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Startup behavior versus new window

I am trying to emulate the expected behavior I have from Chromium based browsers. I want my two email accounts to open on startup but then when I open a new window, for j… (read more)

I am trying to emulate the expected behavior I have from Chromium based browsers. I want my two email accounts to open on startup but then when I open a new window, for just the blank tab to open (Firefox home). There doesn't seem to be a way to do that. I can make them my "home" pages so that they load on startup, but then when I open a new window, it opens both of my home pages as tabs in that new window. Any help? See attached screenshot, is there something I'm missing or is this behavior just not possible in Firefox?

Asked by alexsoko 14 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 13 hours ago

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Why can't I edit my Search Engines Links ? ! nor Add one manually ?!

That is my whole issue and I don't know if I should swear or not ! yandex by default .. okay, a sponsor but removing the option to manually add and edit search engines an… (read more)

That is my whole issue and I don't know if I should swear or not ! yandex by default .. okay, a sponsor

but removing the option to manually add and edit search engines and making them into extensions THAT IS TOO MUCH.

either give me a solution to this or give me a migration tool to move out my data.

Asked by mhsp2822 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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delete master password

bold text My Firefox master password is asking me nearly every 3-5 minutes to give the master password. I made a mistake when I asked it. I am using only alone my comput… (read more)

bold text My Firefox master password is asking me nearly every 3-5 minutes to give the master password. I made a mistake when I asked it. I am using only alone my computer. Please help me.

Asked by BAPTISTE 21 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 19 hours ago

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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (read more)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 4 months ago

Answered by elched 4 months ago

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How to set Bookmark to always open in a container

The option to always open a link in a particular container seems to be linked to the domain; right-click link, Open link in new Container Tab, click the Always open link … (read more)

The option to always open a link in a particular container seems to be linked to the domain; right-click link, Open link in new Container Tab, click the Always open link in this container. This then sets all links to that domain to open in that container.

Often I want to log in to the same domain, but as a different user. So I open them in different containers so as to keep the sessions separate.

It would be useful to specify the container in the bookmark rather, so I can have multiple bookmarks all pointing to the same domain, but each always open in the container I choose for them. I tried various add-ons, but they use the domain-based container feature built into FireFox.

How can I force a bookmark to always open in a set container?

Asked by Peter Brand 4 months ago

Answered by Peter Brand 4 months ago

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My default browser and home page change

I have no add-on. When I set my default browser to be bing, sometime later is back to yahoo. Also my home, when I set it, it changes back to default. Both of these hap… (read more)

I have no add-on. When I set my default browser to be bing, sometime later is back to yahoo. Also my home, when I set it, it changes back to default. Both of these happen at the same time. I have changed them 100+ times. This just started about 6 months ago. I have used Firefox for years.

Asked by Rusty-joe 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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ask to save or open window

Hi, I have selected to always download a file rather than having the option to open it - stupied. I need to revert this so I can view files if I like or have the option … (read more)

Hi, I have selected to always download a file rather than having the option to open it - stupied. I need to revert this so I can view files if I like or have the option to download. thanks for your help

Asked by neil30 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Website doesn't reload in FF

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020 Th… (read more)

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020

They helpfully provide a reload every minute or so to keep you up to date with the scores and action. It works in Chrome and Edge but not in FF. I've told FF to allow pop-ups for this site but I can't seem to get it to work - I have to keep reloading the page manually.

Is there a way I can get the constrantly-reloading site to work automatically on FF?

78.0.2/W10

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by tadpole1 1 week ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 week ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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watch video "in" firefox browser

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me: >> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> whi… (read more)

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me:

>> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> which is: MP4 Video (16.4MB) >> from https://cdn77-vid.xvideos-cdn"."com >> >> What should Firefox do with this file?

My only choice is: Open with Windows Media Player x86 (default)

suggestions?

I'm running Windows 7 Firefox 76.0.1

Thanks!!!!

Asked by G_Eak 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Mozilla language does not change

Hello, I have the language settings of Mozilla in English but on the menu and on the pop up windows the language is in Polish. The menu appears also with some functions i… (read more)

Hello,

I have the language settings of Mozilla in English but on the menu and on the pop up windows the language is in Polish. The menu appears also with some functions in Polish and some in English. I would like to remove completely the Polish language as an option but it not removable. Pictures attached.

Can someone help with how to solve this issue? Many thanks in advance!

Giorgos

Asked by giorgos.moutaftsis 5 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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Followup - how to delete default search options in search window

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the p… (read more)

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the problem more clearly. Problem: when I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices include options that are NOT resolved by going to Settings, Options, Search and unchecking a search engine choice. As mentioned before, these also are not in my bookmarks or my search history, or in Extensions, so I'm stumped as to where to go to get rid of them.

Please see screenshots, attached. One screen shot is of my choices in Settings, Options, Search. In this shot, the only search engine I've chosen is DuckDuckGo. The other screen shot is of the drop down choices that appear in my search bar. Please notice that the drop down choices include, for example, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. None of these sites appear under Settings, Options, Search. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Firefox browser in two languages

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't k… (read more)

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't know how to fix it. Any idea how to fix it and for it all to be in English? I added some screenshots if it'll help.

Asked by Metapala 6 days ago

Answered by Metapala 6 days ago

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how to delete default search options in search window

Firefox is my default browser and DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. Recently something got added (not by me, or at least not on purpose) and I'd like to get rid of … (read more)

Firefox is my default browser and DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. Recently something got added (not by me, or at least not on purpose) and I'd like to get rid of it. When I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices are:

How can I prevent these choices from appearing? Note: they disappear as soon as I start typing in the address bar, but I'm bothered by this unwanted clutter on my screen even if only temporary. Also, these are not in my bookmarks or my search history, nor are they on the list of checked search engines in my preference settings. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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How to change what Firefox does when you click on an entry in the Downloads selection?

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine. Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a sele… (read more)

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine.

Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a selection with all downloaded files opens. How do I specify/change the application used to open the file if I select it there?

Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by scholz 1 week ago

Answered by scholz 1 week ago

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Right-click menu "Open Link in New Window" option is missing

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window" I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option … (read more)

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window"

I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option in the past, but I just installed Firefox on a new computer and can't find the option.

I'm aware that there are other methods of doing that (middle click), but that's not ideal as I'm really used to using the right-click menu.

Asked by ned30000 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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I can't use media controls on Firefox Desktop

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling F… (read more)

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling Firefox entirely and reinstalling it and there is no progress. This play/pause bind works in Chrome and Brave but not on Firefox.

Asked by onyx 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago