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Search engine shortcuts in address bar

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition,… (read more)

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition, almost every letter on the keyboard will search a particular domain. For example, "!r" searches through reddit.

The weird thing is that I cannot find any documentation of this anywhere, and I cannot find any settings on this anywhere. The only similar thing is being able to use "@" with a custom keyword that has been previously set in the "search engines" menu in the settings. But this menu is limited and it is difficult to add search engines to it, as it requires you to visit that website, find the green plus sign in the tiny looking glass icon on the search bar next to the address bar, and click it and add the search engine. Then you can customize the keyword and then you can use, for example "@w" for example, to search wikipedia. But not every website gives you the option to add their search engine. For example,visiting Reddit results in no green plus sign over the looking glass icon in the search bar next to the address bar, despite the fact that "!r" works just fine.

So this is all very confusing, I hope someone can tell me what is going on. Thanks.

Asked by ZPERO 6 days ago

Auto-scroll webpage while on the backgroud

Hi, I need to do some big extraction of instagram for my sociology thesis, for this I need to scroll down multiple opened webpages at the same time. In Firefox I know the… (read more)

Hi,

I need to do some big extraction of instagram for my sociology thesis, for this I need to scroll down multiple opened webpages at the same time.

In Firefox I know the auto-scroll feature with the middle of the mouse, but I need something like that that works in the background and stay still while I work in other pages.

Do you know a way to do it?

Asked by AleDpR 6 days ago

Firefox updated and extensions won't work

Firefox updated and logged me out of everything. That wasn't a huge problem, but I'm concerned that the Midnight Lizard plugin is no longer working. It shows that it is e… (read more)

Firefox updated and logged me out of everything. That wasn't a huge problem, but I'm concerned that the Midnight Lizard plugin is no longer working. It shows that it is enabled and active on my browser, but it is not actually working. Any tips to fix this?

Asked by mmarket 6 days ago

Restoring profile manager / all old profiles

Switched to a new PC and can not get "profile manager " to show all my old profiles.I had a tech friend show me an easy way to do it before but can not remember.Had 6 Dif… (read more)

Switched to a new PC and can not get "profile manager " to show all my old profiles.I had a tech friend show me an easy way to do it before but can not remember.Had 6 Different profiles now just the one.HELP !

Asked by cjusticeart 6 days ago

Zoom Scheduler extension has stopped working despite Firefox refresh

The Zoom Scheduler extension for Firefox used to work fine and was really helpful when I need to schedule Zoom meetings for work. Around Oct 8, it stopped working and giv… (read more)

The Zoom Scheduler extension for Firefox used to work fine and was really helpful when I need to schedule Zoom meetings for work. Around Oct 8, it stopped working and gives the error "Schedule meeting failed. Please try again." when I use the "Make it a Zoom meeting" button in Google Calendar or "Schedule a Meeting" in the extension button.

I tried going through Zoom support and they eventually said they would escalate the case to their engineers, but other people have confirmed that the extension still works with Firefox and I'm starting to suspect it is something wrong with my installation or my computer or something.

Here are the things I've tried:

  • Uninstalled the extension and added it back
  • Made sure there is only 1 Google account added and that I'm logged in to it
  • Refreshed Firefox
  • Reinstalled Firefox
  • Removed FF profiles and reinstalling
  • Tested the Zoom extension in Chrome (yes, it works there)
  • Set popups to not be blocked
  • Cannot test in Safe Mode since the problem is with an extension, but at this point the Zoom extension is the only one installed
  • Looked at what happens in the console when I try to use the Zoom extension (unfortunately I don't understand what these lines mean): https://www.screencast.com/t/eg53k7KcRu
  • One more clue or possibly red herring: I also had problems recently using the LastPass extension where you are supposed to be able to export all your passwords, it is supposed to pop up a window but instead got stuck in a loop of requesting my master password

Asked by carolyn9 6 days ago

how to enlarge menu bar at top for visually impaired?

My vision is getting worse as I get older and I would like to increase the size of the menu bar. Is that possible? The body can be enlarged with the zoom option but that … (read more)

My vision is getting worse as I get older and I would like to increase the size of the menu bar. Is that possible? The body can be enlarged with the zoom option but that does not increase the size of the bars at the top of the screen. Is it possible to do this? Thank you for your help.

Asked by kenots 6 days ago

Enlarged URL search bar

For ages now I have been using about:config to stop the URL bar becoming bigger when you click it in (see attached image), but my Firefox automatically updated yesterday … (read more)

For ages now I have been using about:config to stop the URL bar becoming bigger when you click it in (see attached image), but my Firefox automatically updated yesterday and I no longer have the option to stop this from happening. As well as becoming bigger when you click in it, the thing I find most annoying is that it automatically enlarges and flashes the cursor in the search bar when you click the new tab button, which I don't want as I mostly open a new tab to use the bookmark bar so have no need of the search bar at the point. Is there any way to stop this happening, please? I've been through loads of the options on about:config that used to work but seemingly no longer! I find it such a nuisance and just want it gone - any ideas?

Asked by olivia5 5 days ago

opening a link in one tab

Hi, Firefox rearranged my options/settings, it's probably easy to set up,but I do not know how to do it. To the point. I searches for something in browser, I click on th… (read more)

Hi, Firefox rearranged my options/settings, it's probably easy to set up,but I do not know how to do it. To the point. I searches for something in browser, I click on the link ...and a new tab opens for me. Now browsing the internet, I have a million open and unnecessary tabs. I DON'T LIKE IT. How can i set it up as i had before i.e. clicking on the link, the page opened in the same tab and window??? I could use the buttons: go back to the previous page, or go to the next page.

Asked by darkknife543 5 days ago

Themes

Hi everyone. Im new on Firefox so i dont understand how to make a theme for it. Not the theme of the Tabs menu, but the main Tab when u create a new one. Is that possible… (read more)

Hi everyone. Im new on Firefox so i dont understand how to make a theme for it. Not the theme of the Tabs menu, but the main Tab when u create a new one. Is that possible, like on chrome that lags a lot nowadays?

Asked by Vladislav Roman 5 days ago

Text Encoding default

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page… (read more)

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page. Sometimes that does not work because the Text Encoding option in the View tab is greyed out. The About Firefox window says I am up to date with 83.0 (64bit).

Asked by scrumble1 5 days ago

cant make firefox default browser

My desktop computer has somehow lost all its settings. Not sure we properly backed everything up. If that is bad enough I cant make Mozilla Firefox my default browser. … (read more)

My desktop computer has somehow lost all its settings. Not sure we properly backed everything up. If that is bad enough I cant make Mozilla Firefox my default browser. I click on the options setting (upper right) then make Firefox the default, then go to "Default Apps" under the computer main settings, Firefox does not show up as an option.

If this makes any difference I also have Microsoft Edge (new version) installed, and so Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome show up as options but not Mozilla. Additionally, every time I restart my computer I have to log back into Mozilla and have lost all my settings!

How do I make it so that Mozilla shows up as an option to choose as my default browser, and configure it so I dont have to log in each time and lose my settings?

Asked by Rob Wenman 4 days ago

I disable my extension using the button and it re-enables immediately!

I wanted to test which addons are causing problems with videos and disabled some, then noticed that they immediately re-enabled, so I started disabling all my addons and … (read more)

I wanted to test which addons are causing problems with videos and disabled some, then noticed that they immediately re-enabled, so I started disabling all my addons and now as soon as i disable any extension at all, it immediately re-enables itself, what is going on??

Asked by jg 4 days ago

Evernote Web Clipper not displayed in Firefox Browser

I have installed the Evernote Web Clipper add-on but it is not showing upper right menu bar of my browser. I have the latest versions of both Firefox and Evernote Web Cli… (read more)

I have installed the Evernote Web Clipper add-on but it is not showing upper right menu bar of my browser. I have the latest versions of both Firefox and Evernote Web Clipper. I've checked in the add-on preferences that the add-on is turned but it still does not show up in my menu bar and I therefore have no way of using the add-on. Does anyone know if Evernote Web Clipper is having issues and if so how to resolve them?

Asked by medurnin 4 days ago

animated gifs

There was a method described elsewhere to disable animated gifs by changing the image.animation_mode setting. This setting appears to disable playing the animation, but t… (read more)

There was a method described elsewhere to disable animated gifs by changing the image.animation_mode setting.

This setting appears to disable playing the animation, but the gif data is still loaded.

Is there some way to disable loading the gif at all?

Asked by gary.curtin 3 days ago

Open PDFs without editing them?

It appears firefox just rolled out an update that allows you to fill-out/edit PDFs, which is great except for the fact that there seems to be no way to go back to the sta… (read more)

It appears firefox just rolled out an update that allows you to fill-out/edit PDFs, which is great except for the fact that there seems to be no way to go back to the standard viewer.

The editor broke my PDFs, text is missing in fields, some other text is overlaid on top of other and overall its quite a terrible experience. I am certain that this will be fixed over time, but is there any way to go back on the meantime?

No images attached since all the PDF documents I edit have some degree of private/confidential information.

Asked by Hugo VFS 3 days ago

Firefox "Save as" file list: Why are folders no longer at top?

I recently changed from Ubuntu Gnome to KDE Plasma. Now, when I'm running Firefox (v83) and click "Save as" to save a file from a web page, Firefox gives me a file list w… (read more)

I recently changed from Ubuntu Gnome to KDE Plasma. Now, when I'm running Firefox (v83) and click "Save as" to save a file from a web page, Firefox gives me a file list with directories mixed in alphabetically, rather than at the top. This is new behavior to me; I don't know if it's new with v83 (I was previously running v82), or if it's a KDE implementation issue.

Either way, I HATE having to scroll down through page after page of files and folders to find my destination folder. Since the dialog box also incorporates full-row select, I can't even click in the file list and type the first letter of my destination folder.

Please tell me there is a way to change this behavior and have Firefox's "Save as" dialog sort the files with directories at the top!

Thanks.

Asked by ExFido 2 days ago

Containers not working for subdomains.

Hi Mozilla community, I have the Firefox Multi-Accounts Containers addon installed and configured to use separate containers for different critical websites. I've observe… (read more)

Hi Mozilla community,

I have the Firefox Multi-Accounts Containers addon installed and configured to use separate containers for different critical websites.

I've observed however that Firefox doesn't automatically load subdomains in the same container set for the main domain.

Example:

Container set for https://domain.com Domains https://www.domain.com and https://domain.com/us are not recognised to load under the container for domain.com. I have to manually set every single subdomain to also load in the same container.

Theres no way I've found to do this automatically.

All help, comments and feature request welcome in this regards.

Thank you all! Joan.

Asked by Joan Romero 2 days ago