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Hi I have been a user of Firefox for many a year, and this is the first tme I've come across an intrusive problem. Since updating to the latest version, I find I can no l… (read more)

Hi I have been a user of Firefox for many a year, and this is the first tme I've come across an intrusive problem. Since updating to the latest version, I find I can no longer change the icon on a URL shortcut. I had quite a few of them, which helped distinguish (obviously) what I might want to select. That was then. Now, I have a load of indistinguishable Fireox logos which make finding the shortcut I want imossible. On going to change the icons, I find the Website Document tab in properties is no longer there .. while I have Firfox installed. Remove Firefox and the capability magically returns. I have re-installed Firefox in case of corruption, with no change. Before I remove Firefox permanently (which I'd be loathe to do), does anyone know the cause ... or solution or workaround?

Asked by JayDee 2 years ago

Answered by JayDee 2 years ago

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Saving files instead of opening and saving in TEMP folder!

Before the recent 1-2 updates, pdfs,pictures and .torrent meta files used to get saved in temp folder which I LOVED very much. Recently these are getting save in my down… (read more)

Before the recent 1-2 updates, pdfs,pictures and .torrent meta files used to get saved in temp folder which I LOVED very much. Recently these are getting save in my download folder instead of saving in the temp folder.

I changed this setting to allows ask. Still the files are getting saved in the download folder after opening.

Please assist me to resolve this issue. Thanks.

Asked by senanindya21 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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How to modify the default dark theme?

How to modify the default dark theme? e.g. where can I find dark theme files to create a new theme starting from the dark theme? I've tried using Firefox Color, but the… (read more)

How to modify the default dark theme?

e.g. where can I find dark theme files to create a new theme starting from the dark theme?

I've tried using Firefox Color, but there is no option to start from the default dark theme. Also, it seems that there are only a few options to customize using Firefox Color.

I cannot find theme files in ./AppData/Roaming/Mozzila/Firefox/

Asked by RAR 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I don't want to always be asked where to save files. I made the change in Settings. but if i restart Fox, setting is not saved

I don't want to always be asked where I want to save files. I'm okay for all future files to be saved in my Downloads folder. I go to settings and remove the Check mark f… (read more)

I don't want to always be asked where I want to save files. I'm okay for all future files to be saved in my Downloads folder. I go to settings and remove the Check mark for "Always ask where to save files". But this setting does not survive a Firefox restart/exit. Why not?

How can I get firefox to preserve my preferred setting?

Asked by Mozilla cheese 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Gap to the left of tabs when menu bar is hidden/unchecked

Hello, I am running Firefox v101.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux (Pop!_OS, installed as a flatpak). I am using the default system theme in dark mode, though switching to the Firef… (read more)

Hello,

I am running Firefox v101.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux (Pop!_OS, installed as a flatpak). I am using the default system theme in dark mode, though switching to the Firefox dark theme or other themes does not change anything. When I allow the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, etc.) to be present, the browser tabs on the next line are aligned correctly, going all of the way to the left. When I uncheck the Menu Bar, however, a gap appears to the left of the tabs. I have not seen this behavior on Firefox in other environments (Debian, RHEL, Windows), and I'm wondering if there's a way I can remove that gap. I have attached screenshots showing how the tabs are aligned with and without the Menu Bar.

Thanks so much!

Asked by avram.meir 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Update 105.0 focus on address bar on startup

My Firefox (Windows 10) updated to 105.0 this morning. I have https://www.google.co.uk/ as my homepage and Firefox always used to focus on the Google webpage search bar o… (read more)

My Firefox (Windows 10) updated to 105.0 this morning. I have https://www.google.co.uk/ as my homepage and Firefox always used to focus on the Google webpage search bar on startup.

Now it focuses on the address bar instead (i.e. https://www.google.co.uk/ is selected). How can I make it focus on the webpage search bar on startup again instead?

I already found this thread from last year https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1334131 and tried changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false but it didn't have any noticeable effect and the issue is still present.

Many thanks.

Asked by puzzled42 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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"Firefox Updates" missing from Settings / General (v109)

Hello, The controls in Settings to choose how Firefox updates have disappeared from Settings / General? The "Firefox Updates" section is supposed to appear there, based … (read more)

Hello, The controls in Settings to choose how Firefox updates have disappeared from Settings / General? The "Firefox Updates" section is supposed to appear there, based on:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-background-updates-firefox-windows https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-options-preferences-and-settings?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#search

This is on V109. I really need to be able to choose when an update goes in, Python / Jupyter applications I have running on Firefox can cost me hours of time to re-run if Firefox goes in and restarts itself when it wants to. I used to be able to control this. Has it really been removed, or is somewhere else and the docs not updated yet? Thanks Neil

Asked by neilcotie 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Website is super small font and picture. ONLY one site, but any new page or new tab of that site is super small. Firefox

Moving mouse quickly and hit something, mouse clicked. BAM, fonts and picture to tiny size. Cannot find anything that makes that happen to undo it. All pages that site, n… (read more)

Moving mouse quickly and hit something, mouse clicked. BAM, fonts and picture to tiny size. Cannot find anything that makes that happen to undo it. All pages that site, no other site. Closing/opening Firefox stays the same. Zoomed to max and can now see, but page is not correct proportions.

Asked by whyaduck 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Developer tools not disabling via gpo using admx file?

Firefox v40.0.3 Windows 10 Pro x64 I downloaded the admx file from mozila website and tried to disable the Developer tools option but its not working and I'm still able … (read more)

Firefox v40.0.3 Windows 10 Pro x64

I downloaded the admx file from mozila website and tried to disable the Developer tools option but its not working and I'm still able to access Developer tool.

Asked by benn371 1 year ago

Answered by benn371 1 year ago

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Customize Firefox: unable to add extension into toolbar

Hello, I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore … (read more)

Hello,

I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore defaults” without any effects...

There is a way to fix this issue or run Firefox in verbose mode to more information why my extensions don't appear here? (Other than restart from a new fresh profile if it's possible…). I confirm that all the extensions are functional and activated. Thanks,

Emeric

Asked by Emeric Verschuur 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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How to install 2nd FF to different program folder so it has a unique profile?

I have a working FF installation with a group of tabs. I have a Pale Moon installation with its own group of tabs, I would like to stop using PM and install a 2nd FF inst… (read more)

I have a working FF installation with a group of tabs. I have a Pale Moon installation with its own group of tabs, I would like to stop using PM and install a 2nd FF installation to a unique program folder so it has its own unique profile, so I can import the bookmarks, tabs etc, from PM, which will let me have 2 FF browsers open at the same time, loaded with two different sets of tabs.

I read that if I install a 2nd FF to a unique *program folder by **entering that during the install, setting this up would be straightforward. So I downloaded a FF installer, ran it, and it installed FF without asking me where I wanted to install it!

Can I force the FF installer to give me the option of selecting a custom program folder?

  • Dedicated profiles per Firefox installation
  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation#firefox:win10:fx107
    • Custom installation of Firefox on Windows
   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/custom-installation-firefox-on-windows

Thank you, Mike

Asked by mscir 1 year ago

Answered by mscir 1 year ago

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FF automatically maximizes newly detached tabs

When I try to detach a tab, so that it's a new window, by dragging the tab downward so it isn't on the tab bar. After I let go a new window is created for that tab that I… (read more)

When I try to detach a tab, so that it's a new window, by dragging the tab downward so it isn't on the tab bar. After I let go a new window is created for that tab that I dragged, however it also maximizes the window, which disorients my work flow. Is there any way I can detach a tab into a new window and not have it maximized automatically?

Asked by Uknmekan 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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FF 116 Scrollbar Buttons Gone

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making: widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True But now it seems… (read more)

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making:

widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True

But now it seems to have no effect. This is under Linux/Mint/Cinnamon. Also, now long-pressing is doing smooth scrolling (I never want smooth scrolling anywhere) and can't find a way to stop that.

I have these set from before:

widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.round-thumb false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size .85 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size 14 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override 14 general.smoothScroll false general.smoothScroll.other false general.smoothScroll.lines false general.smoothScroll.pages false general.smoothScroll.pixels false general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel false mousewheel.system_scroll_override.enabled false toolkit.scrollbox.smoothScroll false ui.scrollToClick 0

Any suggestions appreciated.

Seems like it is always a fight retaining usable scrollbars in Firefox that do not hide, do not change size on mouse-over, do not "warp" on left click, do warp on center click, have a thumb that shows page size, have a background that is not white, and are not microscopic in size! Just call me "traditional"  :)

Thanks

Asked by crxssi 10 months ago

Answered by Terry 10 months ago

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I want to use Ctrl+1, 2, 3, .... (with and without shift also) to open speed dials

I want to use a key to open Speed dials in the same tab and same key with 'Shift' to open that speed dial in a new tab. My favourite were Ctrl+1, 2, 3, 4 ... and so on. … (read more)

I want to use a key to open Speed dials in the same tab and same key with 'Shift' to open that speed dial in a new tab.

My favourite were Ctrl+1, 2, 3, 4 ... and so on. And when I used Ctrl+Shift+1, 2, 3 etc, then they opened in a new tab. But now the Ctrl+1, 2, etc are focusing already open tabs. How to revert to old behavior of these shortcut keys?

I've read several articles on using extensions like 'Shortkeys (Custom Keyboard Shortcuts)', but those don't let me use C+1, 2, etc. Also another method of using to js files (auto.js something) doesn't seem to do this job, as I think that would only disable some KeySrtcs altogether.

Asked by Zopfan 2 months ago

Answered by Zopfan 2 months ago

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UNREMOVABLE "More Tools" and "Extensions" Icons

The latest update added persistent "More Tools" and "Extensions" icons on the top right of Firefox. Usually, by clicking "Customize Toolbar" I could remove any annoying i… (read more)

The latest update added persistent "More Tools" and "Extensions" icons on the top right of Firefox. Usually, by clicking "Customize Toolbar" I could remove any annoying icon that I don't want to persistently see, but it would seem that Firefox DISABLED the ability to remove these annoying icons. Please let us continue to customize our own toolbars and allow us to remove unwanted icons.

Asked by sawifi5774 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Disable the Reader View vertical toolbar, that floats on the left side of the screen

Hello! I'm using Firefox MSIX on a laptop with an OLED screen. To avoid burn-in, static elements on the screen are discouraged. Unfortunately, when the Reader View is … (read more)

Hello!

I'm using Firefox MSIX on a laptop with an OLED screen. To avoid burn-in, static elements on the screen are discouraged.

Unfortunately, when the Reader View is enabled on Firefox, a vertical toolbar appears and is constantly on the same spot on the screen.

I would like to have this toolbar disabled or have it to hide/show depending on mouse prompt. Is there a built-in setting I could change to make this happen?

Would this solution here be my only option and would it work on Firefox MSIX? Finding the firefox profile on the Microsoft Store app is tricky.

Thank you.

Asked by fawlan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Addendum to 'Bookmarks Toolbar Open in New Tab'

https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1316474 That was a useful article. But I would prefer to (also here) open a new tab behind the ones already open. Could this als… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1316474

That was a useful article. But I would prefer to (also here) open a new tab behind the ones already open. Could this also be done?

Asked by don.mitchel 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Scroll bar doesn't show unless cursor is there, and the old setting under "browsing" seems to be missing.

My V123 for W11 doesn't show the vertical scroll bar unless the cursor is there. There's no "always show scroll bar" option in under general/browsing. Is this a glitc… (read more)

My V123 for W11 doesn't show the vertical scroll bar unless the cursor is there. There's no "always show scroll bar" option in under general/browsing.

Is this a glitch? Can it be fixed?

Asked by postedit 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Mac OS - how to add extension shortcus to the tool bar

Hi. I have a Mac running Ventura. I have done a fair amount of searching but can't seem to find instructions on how to add extension shortcuts to the toolbar. I feel stu… (read more)

Hi. I have a Mac running Ventura. I have done a fair amount of searching but can't seem to find instructions on how to add extension shortcuts to the toolbar. I feel stupid asking this question as I have added them previoulsy but just don't remember how it was done.

Asked by ric9 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago