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F6 starts search instead of default address bar behaviour?

All of a sudden when I press F6, it starts a Google search (see image) instead of just focusing the address bar. This is rather annoying because I use F6 all the time to … (read more)

All of a sudden when I press F6, it starts a Google search (see image) instead of just focusing the address bar. This is rather annoying because I use F6 all the time to go to a different page (e.g. type "mail" and then follow the autocomplete to mail.google.com) and that doesn't work if it wants search google for mail instead.

How do I revert this to its normal behaviour?

Asked by jessaius 2 hours ago

Answered by jessaius 1 hour ago

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UNREMOVABLE "More Tools" and "Extensions" Icons

The latest update added persistent "More Tools" and "Extensions" icons on the top right of Firefox. Usually, by clicking "Customize Toolbar" I could remove any annoying i… (read more)

The latest update added persistent "More Tools" and "Extensions" icons on the top right of Firefox. Usually, by clicking "Customize Toolbar" I could remove any annoying icon that I don't want to persistently see, but it would seem that Firefox DISABLED the ability to remove these annoying icons. Please let us continue to customize our own toolbars and allow us to remove unwanted icons.

Asked by sawifi5774 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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Can't put individual extension on toolbar

While I can click on the extensions button circled in the screenshot to access them, I can't move those extensions to the toolbar directly. When I search for this issue o… (read more)

While I can click on the extensions button circled in the screenshot to access them, I can't move those extensions to the toolbar directly. When I search for this issue online, everyone says to use the customize firefox menu to add what I want, but as you can see in the picture - no extensions are listed there, although they are installed and functioning. Very weird because my other install, which is up to date, has this set as default and it has been forever. I'm bewildered. Any suggestions? Thanks

Asked by chris63084 2 days ago

Answered by Terry 2 days ago

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"Firefox Updates" missing from Settings / General (v109)

Hello, The controls in Settings to choose how Firefox updates have disappeared from Settings / General? The "Firefox Updates" section is supposed to appear there, based … (read more)

Hello, The controls in Settings to choose how Firefox updates have disappeared from Settings / General? The "Firefox Updates" section is supposed to appear there, based on:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-background-updates-firefox-windows https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-options-preferences-and-settings?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#search

This is on V109. I really need to be able to choose when an update goes in, Python / Jupyter applications I have running on Firefox can cost me hours of time to re-run if Firefox goes in and restarts itself when it wants to. I used to be able to control this. Has it really been removed, or is somewhere else and the docs not updated yet? Thanks Neil

Asked by neilcotie 3 days ago

Answered by AliceWyman 2 days ago

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How can I disable these blue caret selector things from always popping up

I'm trying to get rid of these blue selector things. Apologies that I don't know what they're called. They appear at random times and I cannot force them to appear. Just … (read more)

I'm trying to get rid of these blue selector things. Apologies that I don't know what they're called. They appear at random times and I cannot force them to appear. Just happens randomly it seems when some text is selected.

Can something in the about:config be toggled to disable this?

Thanks.

Asked by ffuser88 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Can't find the Gmail app so that online "mailto" links will open in Gmail

Greetings, I've checked a few articles in Firefox to help with my question, but none of them are helping. (Here's the main article: http://example.com.) Here's the situa… (read more)

Greetings, I've checked a few articles in Firefox to help with my question, but none of them are helping. (Here's the main article: http://example.com.) Here's the situation. Say I go to a website's Contact page and click the button to contact someone, a window appears and asks me what app I want to use to open the email. Gmail is my default email, and Firefox is my default browser, and I use Windows 10. When I open the window of options (see attached screenshot) to open the email, and I then click "Choose Other Application" (other than Firefox), I don't see the Gmail app anywhere. I then followed the directions in that link above to check my Windows settings, per its suggestion, which I did ... but in those settings, too, I got to a point where the directions no longer matched what I'm seeing on my screen. I didn't see the Gmail app anywhere. Could you let me know in simple layperson's terms how to open Gmail links in Firefox? I don't have a PhD in computer science, so please keep it very simple. Thanks in advance! Best wishes, Bill

Asked by BillSiever 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Deleting separator lines (here I go again)

I asked this a couple of years ago - ! But the problem apparently is BAAAAACCCKKKK..... In my list of bookmarks I have inserted SEPARATOR lines. I cannot find how to de… (read more)

I asked this a couple of years ago - ! But the problem apparently is BAAAAACCCKKKK.....

In my list of bookmarks I have inserted SEPARATOR lines. I cannot find how to delete a separator line. There doesn't seem to be any up to date information online about how to handle this - can someone help?

In the previous fix I would click the three-line icon at top right and to into MANAGING BOOKMARKS, where there was a way to see the list, and I could click on and delete any separator lines I wanted to remove.

Apparently in the newest version of FF this no longer works. Now when I go to Manage Bookmarks, there is a list of my bookmarks, but I don't see any of the separator lines.

I'd be truly grateful for help - thank you in advance.

Asked by timestreasures 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Hiding Extensions from the Toolbar

My extensions take up a lot of space in my toolbar and I'd love to hide all of them. However - every 'solution' to the problem tells me to right click the extension strai… (read more)

My extensions take up a lot of space in my toolbar and I'd love to hide all of them. However - every 'solution' to the problem tells me to right click the extension straight from the toolbar and click 'Hide from Toolbar'.

I do remember this option existing, however I couldn't find it since last update and I'm assuming it was removed. Is there any way to use it again?

^ (Small note, It would also be lovely if I could add them to the Extensions add-on in the toolbar, as that would really be a better use for it other than overflow)

Asked by Attack 6 days ago

Answered by Attack 6 days ago

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Reader View Icon

I accidentally right clicked and hit "Remove from Address Bar" on the Reader View icon and now it's gone. I tried typing "about:config" into the browser and searching "re… (read more)

I accidentally right clicked and hit "Remove from Address Bar" on the Reader View icon and now it's gone. I tried typing "about:config" into the browser and searching "reader" then selecting the "reader.parse-on-load.force-enabled" toggle to "true" and that didn't get it back. Is there a way I can get it back?

Asked by RogerN04 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox toolbar not showing addon extensions

I have run Firefox for years on up to 4 PCs at once, everything has always synced and screens all look the same. Recently one laptop lost the addon extension icons in th… (read more)

I have run Firefox for years on up to 4 PCs at once, everything has always synced and screens all look the same. Recently one laptop lost the addon extension icons in the Firefox toolbar. They remain on all other installations. I have tried uninstalling Firefox and installing an earlier build, and also the latest Beta build with no luck. All extensions show as installed and activated. I have copied the Profile from another laptop. I have of course done a reset. Any other suggestions?

Asked by pcvallee 6 days ago

Answered by pcvallee 6 days ago

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addon '' extensions''

hi, i see a new addon in my bookmarks bar- extensions , on the right above... its not possible to drag it down to customize toolbar .i can drag /up and down/other itmes… (read more)

hi, i see a new addon in my bookmarks bar- extensions , on the right above... its not possible to drag it down to customize toolbar .i can drag /up and down/other itmes buy why not this one? pls fix it...

Asked by s.a.dzwonek 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 days ago

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Ask to open of download isn't working

I have my setting to ask me what to do with files, pdf , whether open or download i have it all set to ask it asks , it opens them in firefox but still downloads them t… (read more)

I have my setting to ask me what to do with files, pdf , whether open or download i have it all set to ask it asks , it opens them in firefox but still downloads them to my computer. i don't want them to download , i'm never sure if they are safe how i stop stop auto download This has only been in the last few updates this began

Asked by cyntaur 1 week ago

Answered by Terry 1 week ago

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Removing the Extensions Puzzle Piece Icon?

I just updated to the latest version of Firefox, and all of a sudden I have a new icon, Extensions, that looks like a puzzle piece, I cant seem to be able to remove it...… (read more)

I just updated to the latest version of Firefox, and all of a sudden I have a new icon, Extensions, that looks like a puzzle piece, I cant seem to be able to remove it....at all.

Asked by Imot 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox issue with downloads still not working correcly.

This issue needs to be corrected as it is causing problems. As you will see from the attached acreenshots, when a file wants to be downloaded, I get the expected Ask opti… (read more)

This issue needs to be corrected as it is causing problems.

As you will see from the attached acreenshots, when a file wants to be downloaded, I get the expected Ask options and even though I selected Open with Adobe it still downloads the file.

Picture 1 shows the options, picture 2 shows the file open in Adobe, picture 3 shows it downloaded to my PC and picture 4 shows that I selected Always ask you where to save files so why is the file still downloading.

It creates a nuisance as I only want to open most files and if I decide to save them, I can do that so why is Firefox still saving files whether I want to or not !?!

Now I have to go to the file, delete it and empty the recycle bin for security reasons so this issue needs to be resolved as it used to work fine in previous version of Firefox.

Maybe there is a setting that I need to change so any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated.

I am currently running Firefox 109.0 (64-bit) on Windows 10, Version 22H2 (OS Build 19045.2486).


Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 1 week ago

Answered by Terry 1 week ago

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Close button missing?

So I have the tab bar hidden in 1.08. I have it going to self made userChrome.css file. This is the only thing in that file: TabsToolbar { visibility: collapse !importan… (read more)

So I have the tab bar hidden in 1.08. I have it going to self made userChrome.css file. This is the only thing in that file:

  1. TabsToolbar { visibility: collapse !important; }

Issue is now I have no close button along with the other usual buttons with it. So what do I need to mod in that file to get them back?

Thanks

Asked by chad32 1 week ago

Answered by chad32 1 week ago