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Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 4 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 4 months ago

FireFox homepage background image

Hello there, Iam facing a problem with changing Firefox homepage background. I tried every solution, tutorial, oldposts etc. nothing seems to work, here is what I tried. … (read more)

Hello there, Iam facing a problem with changing Firefox homepage background. I tried every solution, tutorial, oldposts etc. nothing seems to work, here is what I tried. -1- The chrome folder is in the right folder. -2- the naming of both CSS files userChrome, userContent. -3- enabled CSS files at startup -4- search for both CSS files in the browser toolbox for some reason I cannot find both CSS files, even though they are in the chrome directory. Also, I have 2 chrome folders one of them is located here. "AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\shaf5qn0.default-release\storage\permanent\chrome" the other one I created myself which is here "AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\shaf5qn0.default-release\chrome" I tried to delete the first one but I cant, I get an error that this file is being used even though I did close Firefox. What I am missing here?

Asked by Yassen Redwan 4 months ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 1 month ago

Offidocs

Offidocs has hijacked my Firefox browser making it impossible to read PDF files. I never added it and it does not appear in my extensions list. I've marked "always as… (read more)

Offidocs has hijacked my Firefox browser making it impossible to read PDF files. I never added it and it does not appear in my extensions list. I've marked "always ask" in the preferences for opening PDF files but to no avail. My antivirus and Malware bytes scans are negative. How can I get rid of this?

Asked by vetbird 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Disable automatic download when browsing

How do I stop firefox from automatically downloading files from the internet when I click on them - without even asking me if I want to download them in the first place. … (read more)

How do I stop firefox from automatically downloading files from the internet when I click on them - without even asking me if I want to download them in the first place. In "Applications", selecting "Always Ask" in "Choose how firefox handles files etc" does not work. Firefox never asks. If it cannot be disabled, I will have to stop using Firefox.

Asked by whellebrand 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Bad/Rogue Current Session of Firefox (Windows 7) Redux

Sorry, posted recently and had then trouble finding out how to respond to help offered (jscher2000)! Noticed that the email version was "no-reply" so I didn't figure that… (read more)

Sorry, posted recently and had then trouble finding out how to respond to help offered (jscher2000)! Noticed that the email version was "no-reply" so I didn't figure that would work! So, I tried to 'cut and paste' my reply (on a smartphone) and I ended up losing even the email reply text so here is a reconstruction. I tried the suggestions in order and the first one didn't have a "Restore previous session" option and the second one had "Recently closed windows" greyed out! And, when I entered "about.support" in the address bar (top rightish), I received a notice that I couldn't reach Google (Remember that I don't currently have internet access on my laptop). So, no joy there either! Can I not just change some current setting to prevent Firefox v 115.9lesr from saving the current 'Windows' and Tabs so that, when I again open Firefox, the previous session 'Windows' and Tabs would be used?!?

Asked by balls69bc 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

How completely disable firefox activity in background?

Firefox consumes a lot of processor time in background. How to disable it? Following options do nothing: Use recommended performance settings - dasabled Use hardware ac… (read more)

Firefox consumes a lot of processor time in background. How to disable it?

Following options do nothing: Use recommended performance settings - dasabled Use hardware acceleration when available - disabled browser.tabs.remote.autostart = false

Asked by Andrey Sherstobitov 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Lost Amazon in search box options -

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear. If I install an older version will it be ok. Wh… (read more)

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear.

If I install an older version will it be ok. Why do they keep installing new updates which cause issues with the one I am using. I installed Opera and will give it a try. Firefox keeps changing things that work.'bold text'

Asked by bobbee25 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

How can I make Firefox show the search query I type instead of the URL?

If I search "lemmy", I want to see that in the URL instead of the full search URL: https://www.google.com/search?q=lemmy. It makes it easier to copy the search query. If … (read more)

If I search "lemmy", I want to see that in the URL instead of the full search URL: https://www.google.com/search?q=lemmy. It makes it easier to copy the search query. If the query has spaces than they're written with +s in the URL. I remember months ago this ended up being the default even for pre-existing Firefox profiles, but then it was changed back.

Asked by TheWonderAlmighty 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox 115.8.0esr - Need userchrome.css content for highlighting backgroung color of bookmarks in dropdown

Hi Firefox Community - I am using Firefox 115.8.0esr version. I had previous userchrome.css from older versions of firefox from 5 years back which does not work anymore.… (read more)

Hi Firefox Community -

I am using Firefox 115.8.0esr version. I had previous userchrome.css from older versions of firefox from 5 years back which does not work anymore.

Need userchrome.css content for highlighting background color of bookmarks in dropdown.

Can you someone provide me with this userchrome.css snippet to high bookmarks with background color in URL dropdown box?

Thanks - Tarun!!

Asked by Tarun Boyella 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

There is this new pop up coming on latest firefox version 123 about opening favorite link on firefox

There is this new pop up coming on latest firefox version 123 about opening favorite link on firefox, I want to get rid of it programmatically using java, which argument … (read more)

There is this new pop up coming on latest firefox version 123 about opening favorite link on firefox, I want to get rid of it programmatically using java, which argument or preference should I use ?

Asked by fuefirsttest 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Only display fully downloaded files in the download folder

Hello dear community, I have a program that continuously monitors the download folder under Windows 11 for a specific file and retrieves it. I download this file in Fire… (read more)

Hello dear community,

I have a program that continuously monitors the download folder under Windows 11 for a specific file and retrieves it. I download this file in Firefox, but the said program gives an error.

I have noticed that when files are downloaded in FireFox, they already appear in the Downloads folder with the corresponding file extension with 0 bytes and these are then apparently swapped or merged with the .parts file.

The problem is that the mentioned program now tries to retrieve the unfinished file, which then leads to an error.

Does anyone know if it is possible to customize Firefox so that the file only appears in the download folder when the download is fully complete?

Many thanks for your help :D

Asked by Andrijan 4 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Video in Firefox

Video in Firefox does not run .. no error messages .. nothing. It works fine in other browsers. When I click on the video .. nothing happens. It used to work but not n… (read more)

Video in Firefox does not run .. no error messages .. nothing. It works fine in other browsers. When I click on the video .. nothing happens. It used to work but not now and I don't think I've changed anything.

Win11 Version 126.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by Duane Loftus 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

FF: 124.0.2: Grouping of Tabs

Hail all: OS: W11Ent_x64 V: 22h2 (b: 22621.3447) FF: 124.0.2 x_64 I tried several "Group Tabs" add-ons, like: Simple Tab Groups. Tab Group. And I few I can't even recall… (read more)

Hail all:

OS: W11Ent_x64 V: 22h2 (b: 22621.3447) FF: 124.0.2 x_64 I tried several "Group Tabs" add-ons, like: Simple Tab Groups. Tab Group. And I few I can't even recall the name from. Yet, none works. Not ONE.

Now, I use Edge as well, on my corporate system that I got from work. Personal PC I use FF on.

But, the Edge Tab Grouping, which allows tabs to be "put to Eco-Sleep", while hidden the open tabs by clicking the Group-Tab Icon, is a feature I sorely miss in Firefox.

Odd, as, so many requested this feature, how come it has not been implemented over the many years of people asking?

Either way: Does anyone know a good, WORKING add-on that does the "Edge Thing" with FF tabs, please? Since, I often got like 200 tabs open, which is a real misery without Tab Grouping and "Hiding".

Thank you aforehand: Ke'Ylan.

Asked by Ke'Ylan Abaddon Banthraxx 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Getting a Unicode glyph to show correctly - specifically U+2A75

I am working on a website that uses Unicode extensively. Some glyphs do not show correctly. In particular U+2A75, which is double equals. I am using Ubuntu, and I have i… (read more)

I am working on a website that uses Unicode extensively. Some glyphs do not show correctly. In particular U+2A75, which is double equals. I am using Ubuntu, and I have installed Unifont. In the image, I have opened Firefox on the right and Chromium on the left, the URL is https://www.compart.com/en/unicode/U+2A75 Chromium is displaying the page correctly, Firefox is not. However, in both cases, the character is correctly displayed in the text in the Tab header after the favicon. browser.display.use_document_fonts is set to 1 I have read the Support page on editing fonts. Inspecting the element as suggested in the 'Editing Fonts' page, (see 2nd image uploaded), I see - in the source pane on the left, the character is correctly displayed (as in the tab text) - the Font being used to display the character in the rendered HTML is 'Source Sans Pro', which probably does not have the glyph for U+2A75. - the Font supplied by the website (presumably it does have the glyph) is list as a font, but I can't find a way to have it display the element.

I have tried to change the font family for the selected element in the Rules pane, but that does not work.

I have tried a variety of other changes in about:config but nothing seems to work.

I have two thoughts - the Font family for some Unicode ranges may be set for security reasons, and so U+2A75 is forced to some other Font - the fallback mechanism is not working to select a font when the glyph is not in the first family.

Asked by Richard Hainsworth 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox could not download the search plugin from amazon.co.uk

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with Firefox could not download the search plugin f… (read more)

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

another post suggested checking the about:config browser.search.region mine says "GB" which would be correct for .co.uk

All other search plugins work fine. Any suggestions?

Asked by JackDinn 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

Changing the URLB on click behavior

I would like the address bar to show what it would show when you type a "?" just by clicking. It's a default feature in chrome, I know, mentioning a competitive browser a… (read more)

I would like the address bar to show what it would show when you type a "?" just by clicking. It's a default feature in chrome, I know, mentioning a competitive browser as an example is kind of a no no, but it's the only example I can think of.

Asked by Sod 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Search defaults to UK. How undo? Using Duck Duck Go for search.

My default search engine is Duck Duck Go. I frequently use a VPN. I am usually in North America and want to search sites in North America. When I run a search by typ… (read more)

My default search engine is Duck Duck Go. I frequently use a VPN.

I am usually in North America and want to search sites in North America. When I run a search by typing a search term in Firefox, I get results beginning in UK, and I see that a blue toggle switch has been set to UK. (See image.)

This started 2-3 weeks ago.

How do I set things so that my searches begin in North America?

I have checked "about:config" preferences and do not see anywhere that UK is specified. I don't see a region preference setting, either.

Thank you.

Asked by ezameht 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 hour ago

Can someone help me understand what messing with image.http.accept to get other image formats would do?

I am trying to download the original version of an image, not the re-compressed webp version (Yes, I know some websites only have a webp format image, but I am specifical… (read more)

I am trying to download the original version of an image, not the re-compressed webp version (Yes, I know some websites only have a webp format image, but I am specifically talking about sites where I can flat out see .jpg or .png in the URL but it's forcing a recompressed webp version on me instead, reddit itself is one of those sites that does this, I cam flat out see the url ending in .jpg or .png, and then a lot of other gibberish after which if I make any changes to breaks the image, and if I leave as-is forces a webp version. Wikia sites are another that do this.). A lot of what I Google on how to do this is not relevant anymore, telling me to modify a setting that no longer exists, add a variable to the URL that no longer works, or install a plugin that does not seem to work anymore and might be a security risk.

The one thing that seems to work is going to the image.http.accept setting and putting in "*/*". Problem is, I have no idea what exactly this is doing, and it looks like to me that I am somehow telling it just allow everything, which worries me if it can be a security risk or something. Can someone help me understand what exactly I am doing when I modify this setting like this and if it's a security risk to do so?

Asked by Cyber_Akuma 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago