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Repeating "Welcome back" popup when starting Firefox

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup … (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup stating that "Here’s a quick reminder that you can keep your favorite indie browser just one click away." and provides a button to make the browser the default one. That's exceedingly annoying - I can understand that Firefox wants to notify my once in a while, but this happens at least once a day, probably more often than that. I looked over the source code and got that it is a "spotlight" feature, but I failed to find any settings that would turn it off. Any idea how can I disable this forever?

Asked by pepak 3 months ago

Answered by pepak 3 months ago

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cycling through previous typed chat messages with up and down arrow

Maybe my cat walked over a certain key and disabled something or the new version of firefox won't let me cycle through previous typed chat messages anymore. while streami… (read more)

Maybe my cat walked over a certain key and disabled something or the new version of firefox won't let me cycle through previous typed chat messages anymore. while streaming on twitch i have to repeat certain chat messages which i did by typing the up and down arrows. lately it doesn't work in firefox anymore (OBS has a chat box which still has this function tho) is there an option to disable/enable cycling through previously typed text and which key does that?

Asked by jack.co 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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How do I delete the automatic list that shows when I type a letter in the URL line please?

Hello, When I type a letter in the URL space, there is a drop down selection of previous sites I have used. Some contain names of people I have searched and I don't… (read more)

Hello,

When I type a letter in the URL space, there is a drop down selection of previous sites I have used. Some contain names of people I have searched and I don't want any embarrassment if said persons happen to use my PC. Is it possible to delete the list, or, perhaps better, delete the ones with names?

I'm using Windows 10 with FF x64.

Thanks.

Asked by Bonnie2 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Change the text color of individual folders created on toolbar

Hello! I am using the following code (userChrome.css) to color the individual folders created on the toolbar and it works great; #PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[… (read more)

Hello! I am using the following code (userChrome.css) to color the individual folders created on the toolbar and it works great;

#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="Music" i] {background-color: #ff0545 !important;}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="NewsPapers" i] {background-color: #386bff !important;}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="News Video" i] {background-color: #386bff !important;}
#PlacesToolbarItems > .bookmark-item[container][label="TV" i] {background-color: #ff1fc8 !important;}

What I am trying to find, is how to change the color of the individual folder name (text) from white to maybe black, yellow, etc.….

Any suggestion is appreciated. Regards,

Asked by lemo 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Unable to pin private window to taskbar

Hello. When I open a private window and try to pin it to the taskbar, it instantly changes into the normal (non-private) Firefox icon and then only opens normal windows w… (read more)

Hello. When I open a private window and try to pin it to the taskbar, it instantly changes into the normal (non-private) Firefox icon and then only opens normal windows when I click on it. It's been like this since I reset Windows and reinstalled Firefox yesterday. I tried to reinstall it again but it still does this. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by ericoulange 2 months ago

Answered by ericoulange 2 months ago

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Prevent Firefox from closing - kiosk application

Hello! I would like to develop an application that runs continuously, say, at a panel found in a kiosk. I am considering designing it as a webpage that runs locally thro… (read more)

Hello!

I would like to develop an application that runs continuously, say, at a panel found in a kiosk. I am considering designing it as a webpage that runs locally through the browser but I would like to prevent the users from interacting with the OS or closing the tab and the browser. Is there a way to lock Firefox in full screen and hide the exit buttons? Alternatively, do you have another recommendation for development that is more appropriate, for instance a native app?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Asked by serendipity 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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Firefox displays the same name in the title bar for different profiles

In Linux Ubuntu I created 4 different launchers for 4 profiles. Firefox opens the different profiles correctly, but the name of Profile 4 is displayed in the title bar f… (read more)

In Linux Ubuntu I created 4 different launchers for 4 profiles.

Firefox opens the different profiles correctly, but the name of Profile 4 is displayed in the title bar for all windows. This causes confusion when I'm using the different profiles. Furthermore, the icon displayed in the icon bar is also the same for the 4 profiles, although I have configured a different icon for each profile. I ask for help as I need each instance to have its own name and icon displayed correctly.

The launchers look like this:

firefox-profile1.desktop: Name= Profile 1 Exec=firefox -P profile1 --no-remote Icon=~/.local/share/icons/profile1.png

firefox-profile2.desktop Name=Profile 2 Exec=firefox -P profile2 --no-remote Icon=~/.local/share/icons/profile2.png

firefox-profile3.desktop Name=Profile 3 Exec=firefox -P profile3 --no-remote Icon=~/.local/share/icons/profile3.png

firefox-profile4.desktop Name=Profile 4 Exec=firefox -P profile4 --no-remote Icon=~/.local/share/icons/profile4.png

Asked by Alex 1 month ago

Answered by Alex 1 month ago

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Import Data from older Version

My system broke during an update. Now I want to import my old Firefox userdata, but everytime I try to use the old data firefox just forces the creation of a new profile?… (read more)

My system broke during an update. Now I want to import my old Firefox userdata, but everytime I try to use the old data firefox just forces the creation of a new profile?

Is it completely impossible to recover data not created with the same firefox version?

Asked by ff124 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Free Extension to View Mobile Layout and Fix Errors on WordPress Site in Firefox?

Hello Mozilla Community, I am looking for a free Firefox extension that can help me view the mobile layout of my website and identify errors to speed up the site. Additi… (read more)

Hello Mozilla Community,

I am looking for a free Firefox extension that can help me view the mobile layout of my website and identify errors to speed up the site. Additionally, I need an extension or tool that can help find and fix bugs on my WordPress site to enhance performance in the Firefox browser.

My website is [this site](https://topfollowapkguru.com), where I provide download links for my app. Ensuring the site loads quickly and is free of errors is crucial for providing a good user experience.

Could anyone recommend such extensions or tools available for Firefox? Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your help!

Best regards, Durrani Zeeshan

Asked by Zeeshan Aslam Durrani 1 week ago

Answered by Paul 1 week ago

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Is there a way to change only the background image for new tabs in Firefox 117+?

Hi, I have been searching a way to change the Firefox new tab background image keeping its vanilla design. I found I could use a userContent.css file in this post from a … (read more)

Hi, I have been searching a way to change the Firefox new tab background image keeping its vanilla design. I found I could use a userContent.css file in this post from a few years ago: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1271362] I have followed the instructions step by step but it doesn't currently work.

Asked by Tifile 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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sms Texting from desktop computer

My phone is not connected to the Internet. Is it still possible to text from computer? My phone is an 'old folks' phone, I can receive a text but am unable to reply to it… (read more)

My phone is not connected to the Internet. Is it still possible to text from computer? My phone is an 'old folks' phone, I can receive a text but am unable to reply to it.

Asked by jandypandy100 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for th… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 2 years ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 2 years ago

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How to limit search to only useful pages

Hi, There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe… (read more)

Hi,

There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe. Somewhere on the net I found that the following address does it: https://www.google.com/webhp?cr=countryAT|countryBE|countryBG|countryHR|countryCY|countryCZ|countryDK|countryEE|countryFI|countryFR|countryDE|countryGR|countryHU|countryIE|countryIT|countryLV|countryLT|countryLU|countryMT|countryNL|countryPL|countryPT|countryRO|countrySK|countrySI|countryES|countrySE

However, when I am trying to use it in firefox as my Start Page, it opens all of these in separate tabs and it does not work. Also as far as I understand using the link is not possible for new tabs.

The reason is simple. For example, when looking for cooking recipes, pages from the USA use strange units that cannot be understood and there is no point in translating each of these manually as all recipes are available in million of versions - it is just a matter of clicks. But I don't want to waste time each time on checking the websites one by one; if the cooking website is from Europe, the units will be of a standard and I don't have to worry. It is the same in relation to many products of any kind. European and American markets are completely different and reading description of something only to find out at the end that it is only available in the USA is waste of time.

- it should be possible in firefox to block some websites or portals by some button. I know that there is an add-on for this but it is only for 10 pages or so, so in reality it is not very useful. It also only works in the way that the page won't open when clicked on. However, it would be much better if unwanted portals or websites were simply removed from search results.

There are too many fake websites nowadays providing incorrect or misleading information. If it happens that I come across one of these, I want to be doing that only once - and block them forever.

Asked by malecek1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Searching for how to share tabs between profiles.

I have searched for "How to share tabs between profiles" in firefox. I was offered this option: Share multiple tabs Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next… (read more)

I have searched for "How to share tabs between profiles" in firefox.

I was offered this option:

Share multiple tabs

   Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:
   Tap the three-dot menu button in the tabs tray.
   Select Share all tabs.
   The list of tabs to be shared will appear.

Visit the tabs tray - not very clear. by tapping the number next to the address bar - which number? I have more tabs that can fit across the screen and am not seeing any number/s.

Could someone help me with this please? I have a lot of migration to do.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Answered by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

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Changing zoomlevel for all websites to 90% not possible with version 103.0.1 ?

A few days ago I got the new Firefox version 103.0.1. And now áll websites I visit are larger than they were before, I didn't change anything and zoomlevel in e.g. about:… (read more)

A few days ago I got the new Firefox version 103.0.1. And now áll websites I visit are larger than they were before, I didn't change anything and zoomlevel in e.g. about:preferences is still 100%

Now, with all the websites I visit I have to manually change the zoomlevel to 90%, to have them at the same level as before the update.

What do I have to change to have the zoomlevel set permanently at 90% ?

I've tried numerous times the "solution" Mozilla gives me: "Change zoomlevel in about:preferences to 90% but that doesn't work: no matter how many times I close Firefox, and restart, or restart the entire computer, it still defaults to 100%, and I still have to change the zoomlevel to 90% for each website I visit.

Asked by jwkooistra 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox: How to hide mouse pointer while typing?

I have turned on Hide pointer while typing in Mouse Properties, see pic. It works in Notepad, but not in Firefox. Mouse Properties can be accessed from Windows Settings … (read more)

I have turned on Hide pointer while typing in Mouse Properties, see pic. It works in Notepad, but not in Firefox.

Mouse Properties can be accessed from Windows Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Mouse. Here click on Additional mouse settings.

Asked by Jonnae 1 year ago

Answered by Jonnae 1 year ago

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How to Remove "From This Website" on autocomplete password

Refer to [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1334293] On firefox before version 105 i can use parameter on about:config page 1. signon.showAutoCompleteOrigins = t… (read more)

Refer to [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1334293]

On firefox before version 105 i can use parameter on about:config page

1. signon.showAutoCompleteOrigins = to hide the "From This Website" 2. signon.showAutoCompleteFooter = to hide the "View Saved Login" button

Now on firefox version 106 parameter number 1 doesn't work (doesn't hide "From This Website")

How can i hide "From This Website" ? is it a bug or is there any other way

Asked by [] 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Listen Offline to prerecorded videos on a website?

Hi friends, I need to watch Offline a series of professional videos from a website I study with. I'll be in a place with no internet for a while so I wish to know how to … (read more)

Hi friends, I need to watch Offline a series of professional videos from a website I study with. I'll be in a place with no internet for a while so I wish to know how to use the "work offline" modality to do that. Can the browser "remember" videos in the same way it remembers visited page?

I remember in the 90s / 2000s was possible to "save" pages to read Offline later on... Is that still possible?

Thanks

Asked by guidofurlani 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago