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Want to get rid of "This time, search with" option in address bar

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used… (read more)

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used to just provide search suggestions from my list of bookmarks, but now below the list of search options is a separate segment with "This time, search with:" followed by multiple icons--in my case, Google (my default browser), bookmarks, tabs, history, and settings. And you know how when you're sometimes typing something you want to find and the desired result is toward the bottom of the list, so instead of pressing the down arrow key to get to it, you press the up arrow to start from the end…well now, when I try that on the address bar, it cycles through each icon before letting me get to the list's end.

I know it sounds like a petty complaint, but it's annoying and inconvenient to have to do it each and every time since it's habitual to cycle from top to bottom or vice versa on basically every other search bar. I went the route of "Settings > Options > Search > Search Shortcuts" to see if I could get rid of these icons, but just like how it doesn't let you get rid of search engines when you only have one on the list, it doesn't give you an option to remove these superfluous icons.

These Mozilla dumbasses seem to lack foresight and/or consideration with the way they limit user preferences. Can anybody give me any alternative solutions? Please spare me the snide answers like "switch to Chrome" (already considering it). If there's a way to simply circumvent these icons in the address bar rather than getting rid of them entirely, that would be more that enough: I just don't know how to go about it. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my submission/rant.

Asked by xcutsy 1 year ago

Answered by Standard8 1 year ago

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Certain websites appear in some sort of "dark mode" when dark themes are enabled

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter … (read more)

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter some sort of "dark mode" when accessed.

Websites that do this include Twitter, an independent blog, and Youtube.

The website appears normally with the default light theme enabled. In the second photo, the website appears in the "dark mode" with the black Firefox theme enabled.

I have deleted cookies and cache, reinstalled Firefox, and reinstalled Extensions. I think this problem only occurs with dark themes, and nothing else. The moment I change to dark theme, the problem comes back. It is strange because the dark theme was working just fine for months until recently.

How can I keep the dark theme, preferably the same Elijah Lopez's dark theme, while using websites normally and not in this weird "dark theme" style adaptation?

Asked by rishiagrawal2002 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Dev Tools

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reaso… (read more)

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reason Dev Tools). I've gone in about:config and set all variables to False, yet they reset themselves to true every time. How do I disable the DevTools. Thanks

Asked by john.enrietto 1 year ago

Answered by john.enrietto 1 year ago

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Menu Font Size

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor. I found a fix for this same problem in Th… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor.

I found a fix for this same problem in Thunderbird, but I don't see any way to make the menu fonts and toolbar icons bigger in Firefox. This has nothing to do with web sites, just the menu/bookmarks, toolbar icons, etc.

Thank you.

Asked by Bogey62 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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New Tab "+" at right end of tabs has disappeared

I always relied on the "+" at the right end of tabs to get a New Tab, but it's disappeared, won't come back on reboot, doesn't seem available as a customization. It's no… (read more)

I always relied on the "+" at the right end of tabs to get a New Tab, but it's disappeared, won't come back on reboot, doesn't seem available as a customization. It's not the greatest problem in the world but it is annoying when handy shortcuts disappear!

Asked by almagary 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs?

How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs? I have a userChrome file and have been able to change the color of the active tab but cannot do so for the inactive tab. Th… (read more)

How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs?

I have a userChrome file and have been able to change the color of the active tab but cannot do so for the inactive tab. The inactive tab color blends into the toolbar color. If I move my mouse cursor over it changes to a slight darker gray color.

Active tab color. I made mine a off white color:

.tab-background[selected="true"] {

   background-color: #f9f7f1 !important;

}

Asked by davidhelp 11 months ago

Answered by davidhelp 11 months ago

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Change default bookmark location to "other" instead of most recently used folder

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.… (read more)

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.1. for Ubuntu). Currently, the default save behavior is for bookmarks to save to the most recent folder you've picked. My preferred behavior would be for all bookmarks to save to "Other bookmarks" until I can file them away later.

Asked by reginakbuhl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I disable the new download notification?

I save a lot of images from certain sites, and prior to me finally installing the latest update because your stupid system notifies me every few hours of an update and I … (read more)

I save a lot of images from certain sites, and prior to me finally installing the latest update because your stupid system notifies me every few hours of an update and I dismiss 20 times a day for weeks on in.... I found that this latest update ruined firefox even further because now every single time I download an image, it pops the stupid download list on top of everything till I click somewhere instead of silently downloading like it used to do. I found no options at all for disabling this new terrible feature that you for some reason forced on us against our will yet again.

Asked by Vas 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Firefox userChrome.css - Hide address bar

Hello! I am using the userChrome.css file to hide the nav bar (# nav-bar) and show it when hovering the tabs. The following code works a bit, but when I open the develope… (read more)

Hello! I am using the userChrome.css file to hide the nav bar (# nav-bar) and show it when hovering the tabs.

The following code works a bit, but when I open the developer tools they overlap.

# nav-bar {
   z-index: -1;
}

# navigator-toolbox: hover # nav-bar {
   z-index: 1;
   background-color: rgba (0,0,0,0.8)! important;
}

#browser {
   margin-top: -45px;
}

Any advice to achieve the expected functionality? Thank you

gif showing the problem: https://s10.gifyu.com/images/firefox-customization-problem.gif

Asked by serhumanos 1 year ago

Answered by serhumanos 1 year ago

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Firefox pdf viewer download button

Before update when I clicked in PDF viewer toolbar download button it opened a screen to open with, right now it only download a file. I want it back. I have firefox as p… (read more)

Before update when I clicked in PDF viewer toolbar download button it opened a screen to open with, right now it only download a file. I want it back. I have firefox as pdf viewer, but sometimes I need to open file with Acrobat DC, that's when I did click download button. It works on other computer like before, it is before firefox update.

Asked by sylciia 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Vertical scroll bar is missing

Hello! It seems that my vertical scroll bar is missing on most sites (not all, apparently, but at least 70-80% of sites). How do I fix this? I have searched the settings … (read more)

Hello!

It seems that my vertical scroll bar is missing on most sites (not all, apparently, but at least 70-80% of sites). How do I fix this? I have searched the settings and forums, but cannot seem to find an answer? If you can direct me at it, would be great!

Thank you!

Asked by alunurm.reelika 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking add on for Foxfire

I am disabled and cannot type, and colleges 100% online this year because of CovId 19. When I tried to download the add-on for Dragon naturally speaking the program I use… (read more)

I am disabled and cannot type, and colleges 100% online this year because of CovId 19. When I tried to download the add-on for Dragon naturally speaking the program I use to write Foxfire says that it appears to be corrupted and will not allow me to download it. I know it's not corrupted because I have downloaded it from the same site for chrome. Can anybody tell me how to get around this problem? My sincerest thanks Kevin Arthur Cleveland

Asked by Kevin 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How to reduce excess spacing between lines in drop-down menus like bookmarks and right-click

Is there a way to return to the more slimmed-down tabs and menus design of before? Because the latest update has all my menus double-spaced, and they're so bloated now th… (read more)

Is there a way to return to the more slimmed-down tabs and menus design of before? Because the latest update has all my menus double-spaced, and they're so bloated now that it's really hard to find anything with half the information spread out to take double the space.

To fix this, I have tried other users' suggestions of disabling proton, which had worked previously but no longer seems to have any effect as of the latest update. I have also tried the "compact menus" workaround, but that doesn't affect the double-spacing within the drop-down menus themselves.

Asked by kcoots89 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Disable alt+scroll going back/forward

Hi, I need to use alt+scroll to zoom in and out on a website I use regularly. However, often, I will use alt+scroll to zoom out and end up leaving the session as firefox … (read more)

Hi, I need to use alt+scroll to zoom in and out on a website I use regularly. However, often, I will use alt+scroll to zoom out and end up leaving the session as firefox backs out to the previous page. This means that I have to spend a long time logging back in and loading my page.

I have tried shortkeys, but it doesn't seem to support modifying shortcuts using the scroll wheel.

How can I disable this shortcut?

Thank you.

Asked by andrenaveed 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Download Progress dropdown list keeps coming up

Firefox did an update today, so I assume this has something to do with it. Every time I do a download (and I do a lot) the drop down list showing the downloads I've done … (read more)

Firefox did an update today, so I assume this has something to do with it. Every time I do a download (and I do a lot) the drop down list showing the downloads I've done pops out. It didn't do this prior to the update. It used only to appear when I selected it. Now it comes out every blasted time. It's very annoying and distracting. To be clear, I still want to see the download arrow/indicator/whatever so I can see the download is happening, but I don't want to see the list each time. How do I make it STOP? Image attached. Thank you.

Asked by rorfordak 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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missing print "page setup" in Mozilla v85

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF... the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It … (read more)

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF...

the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It seems as though my settings remain in place for other printing options like my physical printer but even there the options are not editable or viewable.

There used to be a "page setup" option but I have not be able to find this anywhere anymore.

I'm assuming that it has to do with the bug fix for pdf printing but doesn't seem that it should be an intended outcome of the fix.

Any work arounds anyone knows about or has found?

Asked by Cobalt TiNor 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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screenshot missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween … (read more)

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween

Asked by crmjhn 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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how to save webpage on desktop as shortcut

How do I save webpage on desktop as shortcut. Online reponse speaks of padlock. I don't see padlock. And Mozilla site answers with how to stop creating shortcut automatic… (read more)

How do I save webpage on desktop as shortcut. Online reponse speaks of padlock. I don't see padlock. And Mozilla site answers with how to stop creating shortcut automatically.


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Asked by dujuarez 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago