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v.89 proton disabled

Windows 10 Firefox 88/89 64-bit PC It seems there was a compact mode before version 89? I don't know if that's what I want. I would like to have a simple selection in FF … (read more)

Windows 10 Firefox 88/89 64-bit PC It seems there was a compact mode before version 89? I don't know if that's what I want.

I would like to have a simple selection in FF Preferences to turn OFF the Proton stuff. I am not an IT geek and I'm not comfortable doing things like changing CSS code - if I knew how to do that stuff, I'd be using Linux not Windows. Since I'm stuck with Windows, I rely on a good browser like FF v.88 to take care of the technical stuff.

Version 89 seems to be OK with Proton shut off, but I hear this is a temporary fix. I also don't know if shutting off Proton fixed the spacing nightmare in Bookmarks - I lost mine reloading v.88 and haven't had a chance to look for them. (v.89 is on the PC upstairs - this one is still on v.88.)

For some context on the anger at FF's change, those of us who use Facebook on a regular basis were forced into a horrendous update in late 2021 which barely works, and Facebook continuously changes code, fixing what isn't broken. To find that the browser we've relied on for years did the same with no warning is very upsetting.

I'd like to get a message directly to Mozilla but "Submit Feedback" has been shut down for over a week.

Asked by fidservant 11 hours ago

New Firefox update remove tab box how ?

Hi folk Problem I don't name the proper name of this tab box to google for an answer please see the attached snapshot and I am looking to remove this tab completely from … (read more)

Hi folk Problem I don't name the proper name of this tab box to google for an answer please see the attached snapshot and I am looking to remove this tab completely from the new updated browser Thx

Asked by zillah 3 hours ago

V89 Bookmark side bar spacing

Having read through previous threads on side bar spacing of bookmarks I can't find a solution. Basically I want to reduce the spacing on the side bar so I can see more b… (read more)

Having read through previous threads on side bar spacing of bookmarks I can't find a solution.

Basically I want to reduce the spacing on the side bar so I can see more bookmarks. Please see enclosed image. Is there an easy way of doing this. I did this some time ago using a Chrome ccs file but I can't remember how and if this works on the latest version of Firefox.

Many thanks Adrian.

Asked by Birkleigh 1 day ago

Last reply by Birkleigh 4 hours ago

How to stop firefox from running in the background -Windows 10

Hello, I keep getting Microsoft Windows Message telling me Firefox is running unnecessarily in the background. this is causing the battery to drain faster than normal. I … (read more)

Hello,

I keep getting Microsoft Windows Message telling me Firefox is running unnecessarily in the background. this is causing the battery to drain faster than normal. I kill it in the task manager but, it restarts a few seconds later.

Windows shows Firefox starts running in the background when windows starts. its running 89% in the background, my use is only 10% there is another 1% of unknown use. This background use of Firefox is also using 58% of the CPU causing other apps and programs, games I'm running to lag hang or stop.

I have uninstalled Firefox and used a cleaner to remove all leftover files, folders and registry keys then, rebooted, ran the cleaner again then, rebooted again then, reinstalled Firefox using a fresh install file. It's still running in the background.

I need to know how to stop Firefox from starting up and running in the background.

I even tried disabling Firefox updater and Firefox maintenance in the boot menu, that didn't stop Firefox from running in the background; doing that did lower the CPU use by Firefox 10%

Thank You

Asked by Mr. Bobcat 1 day ago

Last reply by Mr. Bobcat 11 hours ago

Bold fonts on Firefox 89

Firefox 89 introduced super-extra-duper fatty bold fonts. Fatter than the Futura bold fonts. I want to get rid of this uglyfaced font that is hardly readable on non-retin… (read more)

Firefox 89 introduced super-extra-duper fatty bold fonts. Fatter than the Futura bold fonts. I want to get rid of this uglyfaced font that is hardly readable on non-retina screens.

Tried to lower the level of [ layout.css.font-visibility.level ] from default 3 to 1 ... doesn't do anything.

Do the Mozillians really believe that every FF user has a Retina type screen before their eyes ? With the 20/20 vision of Superman ? What were the devs thinking ???

Asked by roadswitcher1 14 hours ago

How can I browse an email directly by typing it in the address bar?

If you write something in the address bar it automatically is browsed on google. In other browsers you can do the same typing an email in the address bar but in firefox i… (read more)

If you write something in the address bar it automatically is browsed on google. In other browsers you can do the same typing an email in the address bar but in firefox it doesn't allow me. How can I tweak firefox parameters so it allows me to do that?

https://i.gyazo.com/544475f24b1d5ffcb2a8ae957ae0e92f.png

If I browse this I get this stupid message: https://i.gyazo.com/c7c38768ca4fff9aae27d3e94de8e8c4.png

Thanks in advance

Asked by fuarrkk 15 hours ago

Adblock Plus - is it safe? Why Mozilla doesn't recommended it? I used it in the past some years ago but now I am scary about safety

Dear Community, I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install th… (read more)

Dear Community,

I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install this extension my firefox will be check hashsum for the files of this extension automatically? Or maybe public key of the organization/company who created Adblock Plus extension? How it is work? Can you tell me? I hope that people from Mozilla now read this and can answer for my question. This is very important for me.

Next question is to Adblock Plus extension. I can read this information: "This add-on is not actively monitored for security by Mozilla. Make sure you trust it before installing" so my question is why Mozilla don't recommended this extension? This extension now use 6,678,297 people so this is huge count. It is possible that this extension is not safe and these people now use malicious software? Why on dedicated website for this extension I can't see company name? Why this company is not verified by Mozilla? So my sugestion for people from Mozilla is to change this and check this extension or maybe add some information on website for this extension.

So I should install this extension? My friend use this on Google Chrome and he recommended me this software but I don't know if this is exatcly the same version. Maybe Chrome has verified Adblock Plus software and this is safe but Mozilla didn't verified this and this can be dangerous software because this can be not exactly the same version?

Next question is to adblocker. Why Mozilla can't make their own software to block all annoying ads and due to fight with malware? Example Opera browser have own buil-in adblocker. Why firefox can't do this? Maybe people from Mozilla should do this? This can be helpful because if this can be happen I will be not install any 3rd party software for firefox anymore and I will be safe. Maybe I can send somehow this suggestion to people from Firefox?

I hope that you can help me.

Yours faithfully, Peter

Asked by Peter 3 months ago

Last reply by Peter 16 hours ago

Task/toolbar at bottom of the page dissapeared

My google searching is leaving me at a loss here. I did something and the taskbar at the bottom of the web browser is now covered by the browser. Not the bar at the top, … (read more)

My google searching is leaving me at a loss here. I did something and the taskbar at the bottom of the web browser is now covered by the browser. Not the bar at the top, the bar at the bottom that has whatever other programs you're running listed in multiple tabs. Every single damn search is leading to how to mess with the task/toolbar at the top of the freakin page. I can make it reappear if I press the windows button or open another program, but while in Firefox it's not visible. The top taskbar, bookmarks, and all are still there so it's not in full page mode. I know the fix is probably ctrl and some other button somewhere but what?

Asked by salambeth 18 hours ago

Problem with saved usernames and passwords

Sometimes there's a delay in a website being recognized and log in info filled in, sometimes its never recognized like just now with accounts.firefox.com yet its in my Pa… (read more)

Sometimes there's a delay in a website being recognized and log in info filled in, sometimes its never recognized like just now with accounts.firefox.com yet its in my Passwords. URL was checked and was identical in both. You'd think Firefox would recognize firefox.com!

Sometimes it fills in the password after I have entered the username. This is for sites like Firefox.com that don't have the username and password on one page but sometimes its happened when both are on the same page. But shouldn't it recognize the username or does it have to have both on the page? Is there any way of making these types of pages work properly? This is not high security. As if I could care less what people read or know what I'm posting in a forum like this on the operation of a browser.

Asked by moz2u 21 hours ago

Problem with three dots for menu

The three dots for menu on bottom bar have very less space. Its hard to touch it especially from left hand thumb. It would be nice if horizontal space is increased for me… (read more)

The three dots for menu on bottom bar have very less space. Its hard to touch it especially from left hand thumb. It would be nice if horizontal space is increased for menu button. So many times it happen, on an attempt to touch menu item from left hand thumb, tab option is clicked. It would be even better if instead of three dots any other icon is chosen.

Asked by iamkartk 1 day ago

Neophyte uBlockOrigin

This is a confession of a long-time user who has never dug deeper into the extension’s settings. Version 1.32.0 is currently installed. When opening Gmail in the past I’d… (read more)

This is a confession of a long-time user who has never dug deeper into the extension’s settings. Version 1.32.0 is currently installed.

When opening Gmail in the past I’d noticed no more than 1 or 2 displayed in the extensions toolbar for that site. . This of course changed over time, especially if certain email messages were opened where I’d allowed images to be displayed. Lately though, without even having selected/opened any messages, that number is now 20. What could be the cause or reason for this increase?

Asked by spencerross942 1 day ago

Search engine add-ons

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I use… (read more)

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I used the "add more search engines" found in the bottom of the search engines list to find the missing engines and add them again, but when I find the engine I want to add there is only the "remove" button. So this tells me the missing engines in the list are still there but not accessible. I tried removing the added search engine and then adding it again but this did not make them appear in the search engine list. Everything was working fine until getting the last update before Firefox 89. Is there a way to fix this???

Asked by heyfucyou 1 day ago

Won't save settings after Mozilla 89 update

Once the new update was applied to my browser it no longer saves any settings. For example - my home page was Bing Search page and I have tried to change it back to that… (read more)

Once the new update was applied to my browser it no longer saves any settings. For example - my home page was Bing Search page and I have tried to change it back to that but it won't save to it. I did already check my pref.js file and it is not read only nor are their multiple versions or unvalid ones etc.

Asked by suzannelkaufmannosb 1 day ago

Need help to turn off search in Address Bar AND to restore proper Search function in main body of webpage

I've read the instructions from 2020 on how to fix this: "To disable search and force everything typed on the address bar to be treated as URLs, follow the steps below. … (read more)

I've read the instructions from 2020 on how to fix this: "To disable search and force everything typed on the address bar to be treated as URLs, follow the steps below.

   Go to about:config
   Accept the risk and continue.
   Search for keyword.enabled and toggle it's value from True to False.
   Search for browser.fixup.alternate.enabled and toggle it's value from True to False."

There are various versions of these fixes. None of them work so far. The problem continues. When I enter a search term in the Firefox search function on the body of the webpage, the search area greys out, the search text pops up in the address bar, which reads it as an url, and the next message from Firefox is:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at test. If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web."

The 3rd image attached here shows that there is no option to remove Search from the address bar in settings. The 1st of 2 options is "use the address bar for search and navigation". The 2nd of 2 option is "add search in toolbar." Switching to the second option does not resolve the problem of the "main body search bar" not working.

Note: Firefox is set to Allowed by firewall and antivirus program which includes VPN.

Asked by huer.david 1 day ago

Last reply by huer.david 1 day ago

PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from local servers through Firefox, one local server just opens the PDF in Adobe but the other server prompts to open the PDF in Adobe.

When opening PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from local servers through Firefox, one local server just opens the PDF in Adobe but the other server prompts to open th… (read more)

When opening PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC from local servers through Firefox, one local server just opens the PDF in Adobe but the other server prompts to open the PDF in Adobe. How can I add the other server to just open the file in Adobe without the prompt?

Asked by dgula 1 day ago

Add Ons, Download Helper, e.g. Video DownloadHelper

How can I detect if a "download helper" e.g. the Video DownloadHelper tracks or collects the links/names of the downloaded files? How can I get a confirmation that no suc… (read more)

How can I detect if a "download helper" e.g. the Video DownloadHelper tracks or collects the links/names of the downloaded files? How can I get a confirmation that no such information is sent out from my computer?

Thanks.

Martin

Asked by m_vanselow 1 day ago

Modifying Firefox Preferences via GPO

I'm looking for help with using GPO's to control Firefox settings. When I modify anything in the Preferences section, the GPO description says to use JSON to configure an… (read more)

I'm looking for help with using GPO's to control Firefox settings. When I modify anything in the Preferences section, the GPO description says to use JSON to configure and has a github website. At the github website, there are two examples. Should I be using the Windows GPO example or the policies.json example? Also, in both examples, entries have a "status" value, where does this come from?

Asked by mike.soucie 1 day ago

Is there a way to overide conflict between Website and Firefox ShortCut?

Hi. I use a web-based program for work. Each page has a set of built-in keyboard shortcut I can use to speed up work. After switching to FireFox, I lost that ability and… (read more)

Hi. I use a web-based program for work. Each page has a set of built-in keyboard shortcut I can use to speed up work. After switching to FireFox, I lost that ability and see FireFox menu instead. I thought Alt-key was the issue, so I disabled it in FireFox, but that didn't really address my issue. Is there a way to enable keyboard shortcut? Not FireFox keyboard shortcut, but what's on the website. Thank you for your help.

Asked by wc201 1 day ago