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Constant Reconnect exclamation triangle even after going through reconnect steps

I am constantly seeing the yellow triangle with exclamation point in the menu asking me to reconnect to Firefox account. I click and reconnect -- still there. I reset Fir… (read more)

I am constantly seeing the yellow triangle with exclamation point in the menu asking me to reconnect to Firefox account. I click and reconnect -- still there. I reset Firefox -- still there.

Asked by Megan 21 hours ago

Answered by Megan 19 hours ago

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Deleting "Other Bookmarks" on toolbar

An update of Firefox today left me with a toolbar with precious acreage devoted to the large, clumsy and unnecessary "Other Bookmarks" tab. I read on this help site the … (read more)

An update of Firefox today left me with a toolbar with precious acreage devoted to the large, clumsy and unnecessary "Other Bookmarks" tab. I read on this help site the technical solutions, which are way over my head (it is not even remotely clear how to get an "address bar," much less enter software instructions in it!). For the rest of us dummies out there, can someone tell me if it is possible to get rid of this Other Bookmarks button? (I say it is unnecessary because clicking on the very compact right-pointing double arrow-heads always takes one to Other Bookmarks -- no need to waste toolbar space with the actual words!). I have not found any solution to this problem. In my view, it was a bad idea to "add" this feature--it should be removed in future updates!

Asked by tarr123 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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connected equipment in firefox account

Hi Is possible to change names of connected equipment in Firefox account? If I have open card in my f.e. home PC, and I want to send it to my another computer. OK - I ca… (read more)

Hi

Is possible to change names of connected equipment in Firefox account?

If I have open card in my f.e. home PC, and I want to send it to my another computer. OK - I can choose send to .... (I see full name of my another equipments).

BUT

If I want to do this from my smartphone - I don't know witch equipment I want to choose, because I see only this Send this card to "Firefox on equipment ..."

The names in Firefox on Android devices in this menu is to short to identification to which equipment I want to send this card (I have connected a few)

I can't find settings in Firefox account where I can do this.

So I think this is a big hardness to use this a very good idea from my android device

Asked by moofy1 2 days ago

Answered by moofy1 2 days 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 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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how to block access to add-on tab ?

Hello everybody ! I want to restrict access to only one website on one computer. For this, I use the add-on "Block Site", which works perfect ! But as it's quite easy to … (read more)

Hello everybody !

I want to restrict access to only one website on one computer.

For this, I use the add-on "Block Site", which works perfect !

But as it's quite easy to go to add-on tab and disable this add-on, how prevent this by locking access to add-on ??

Tried to search on the web, but nothing came up ....

Thanks in advance to all helpers !

Thierry

Asked by Thierry 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Change pdf viewer background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`)… (read more)

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`). And here is effect I want it to look like (see screenshot from Chrome `wished_bg.png`). Thanks in advance (:

PS: I don't want to change my theme to dark. It seems I have to change my css, but I dunno which & how.

Asked by Mark Taylor 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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page and tab refresh when loading

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04 I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data i… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04

I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data is fresh, since Firefox just started, but WRONG !

This wastes lots of time, both in errors and manually restarting each of many tabs.

I need to find how to set Firefox to NOT use old data when it starts. I don't need to refresh every few minutes or hours,, JUST when starting.

HOW do I accomplish this ?!?

Thanks!

Asked by RogerDavis 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Separately change BOTH text zoom only and website zoom to custom value

I would very much like to adjust the text zoom of my (updated current firefox) browser (to 170%) and the normal zoom to something around 130-150%. That would allow me to … (read more)

I would very much like to adjust the text zoom of my (updated current firefox) browser (to 170%) and the normal zoom to something around 130-150%. That would allow me to read from distance and use the whole screen. However, firefox only allows "text-only" zoom OR "whole site" zoom (in "about:preferences"). Is there an addon or an "about:config" setting where I could globally adjust text zoom and website zoom to distinct values at once (without setting "website zoom" to 100% for example, when adjusting "text-only")

I would greatly appreciate a solution! Thanks, best regards Gregor

Asked by bheliar 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Where is the settings/config file/data for Multi-Account Containers?

I accidentally set a frequent website I use to always open in the wrong container. I do get the prompt about 'would you like to open this container in [wrong container]'… (read more)

I accidentally set a frequent website I use to always open in the wrong container. I do get the prompt about 'would you like to open this container in [wrong container]' and I click the option not to do so while also having checked the box that says to remember this decision, but the check box seems to do nothing. I've checked the box countless times to no effect. I seem to have permanently created this state which is highly frustrating. I don't want this site opened in any container. I have a lot of sites I've configured in what I'm terming here "wrong container" (though it's the correct for those other sites), so I don't want to have to delete the entire container to fix this problem.

I've had other problems with Multi-Account Containers (such as, tabs I've closed coming back like zombies after restarting Firefox; or Firefox seeming to forget that certain tabs were in containers and the act of clicking their tab to place them in the correct container causes them first to reload in the default of no container), but for now my biggest issue is not being able to remove a website from the "always open in wrong container" list. Where is the list of websites per container stored? Is this somewhere in the about:config or in a raw, human-readable file on my filesystem somewhere? How can I fix my problem without having to delete the container entirely?

I'm running FF 82.0.2 (64-bit) with Multi-Account Containers version 7.2.0 on Manjaro Linux version 20.2

Asked by searchingformore 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox default action for PDF has spontaneousl changed

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog… (read more)

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog which asks what to do with the file used to have "Save File" selected by default. This was convenient, because this is usually what I want. However, the default selection has recently changed to "Open with Firefox", which I hardly ever want. This requires me to perform an extra step when accessing PDFs from the Web, which I do quite often. I am not aware of having done anything which would affect this, nor have I found a corresponding option to change it back. How can I restore the previous behaviour?

Asked by rsbrux 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

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Add more bookmark items to toolbar using userChrome.css

Greetings, I'm trying to extend the height of my toolbar to add more bookmarks (see picture attached). So far I have been able to edit the CSS and extend the height but … (read more)

Greetings,

I'm trying to extend the height of my toolbar to add more bookmarks (see picture attached). So far I have been able to edit the CSS and extend the height but now I can't drag and drop bookmarks to the extended height. How can I add another row of bookmarks? Thank you.


  1. PersonalToolbar {
   overflow: clip;
   max-height: 7em;
   padding: 2px 6px 28px;

}

Asked by jstnfaler 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How to disable the Reload/Stop button animation?

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.… (read more)

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.

This is very distracting. How can the user disable this animation?

Help guides from 2017 say to change the following about:config prefs: browser.stopReloadAnimation.enabled toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled But these do not exist anymore.

Asked by Vuca 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Status bar or ANY way to view link URLs

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status ba… (read more)

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status bar has been totally disappeared, and although there are a number of add-ons, so many of them are about other kinds of status, or only show the URL in limited circumstances, that I'm having trouble figuring out which ones offer the basic view-URL-on-hover. Does anyone have recommendations?

Even better, who can explain why it's a good idea to make it hard for users to see this absolutely vital information? If security is important then it's important to make it easy for users to see where links go before clicking on them. Full stop. And even if the web were somehow magically totally safe, people don't want to waste their time and bandwidth playing guessing games. We want to know what something is before we bother to open it up. Why is that so very hard to understand?????

Asked by fastauntie1 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Firefox's spellcheck suddenly stopped working, any ideas how to fix it?

This is driving me a bit mad... A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've no… (read more)

This is driving me a bit mad...

A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've not made any system changes lately beyond installing a few games.

- I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked in the browser options. - I have the English language pack installed from here (The British pack installed currently) - I've opened about:congif in the browser itself and made sure the value for layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1.

It doesn't work on any site.

Chrome is working fine, but I prefer to use FF.

- I've tried reinstalling. - I've tried unchecking and rechcking the box.

Any ideas where what I should try next?

Any help really appreciated!

Asked by theforeverthread 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Dashlane extension not found to download on Firefox.

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When … (read more)

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When searching for 'Dashlane' on the Firefox browser to install the extension on my browser, nothing relating to 'Dashlane' can be foound.

Asked by John Wheal-Jones 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago