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How can I stop the misleading available update message in Firefox ESR?

Hello, We are using Firefox 78 ESR configured by Group Policies. Nearly everything works as wanted but one thing: When we start Firefox an update Message with the green u… (read more)

Hello,

We are using Firefox 78 ESR configured by Group Policies. Nearly everything works as wanted but one thing:

When we start Firefox an update Message with the green update now arrow appears in the menu and as popup. It leads to the actual non-ESR Version of Firefox that is not wanted. When looking at the about Firefox page it shows that the used Version of Firefox is the current (ESR) one and doesn't need the update. I can't find the setting that stops Firefox ESR from checking the normal update Channel for the Update notifications.

every help or hint is appreciated,

with best regards, Martin

Asked by m.liebe 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (read more)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 1 week ago

Last reply by jumpnjil 12 hours ago

Empty dialog for extensions after gfx.webrender.all: true

Nom: Firefox Version: 83.0 Identifiant de compilation: 20201126174332 ID de distribution: archlinux Agent utilisateur: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/2010… (read more)

Nom: Firefox Version: 83.0 Identifiant de compilation: 20201126174332 ID de distribution: archlinux Agent utilisateur: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/83.0 Système d’exploitation: Linux 5.9.10-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:16:59 +0000

After enabling gfx.webrender.all (value true in about:config), there is no more tearing in web sites like google street view. But all my extensions, while working, offer an empty dialog pop-uo when I left click on their icon in Firefox main bar. UBlock origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger or Joplin all act with the same behavior. See screenshot. If I disable gfx.webrender.all all my extensions dialogs are back.

I had gfx.webrender.all set to true before version 83.0 of Firefox and my extensions were working fine.

Asked by rouelle 12 hours ago

preview thumbnails tab

Hello, first sorry for my english... I'm looking for how to have a large thumbnails of an open tab, just by passing the mouse cursor over it. I tested a multitude of add-… (read more)

Hello, first sorry for my english... I'm looking for how to have a large thumbnails of an open tab, just by passing the mouse cursor over it. I tested a multitude of add-ons but each time the image is too small and it requires a new window

I specify that I under: System: MacOs browser: firefox 83.0

Asked by jlughetto 14 hours ago

Why does alternate search engine select ("This time, search with...") require extra action?

I constantly use the "This time, search with..." option in the search bar to switch between my default search engine and others on the fly. Since version 84.0, this now n… (read more)

I constantly use the "This time, search with..." option in the search bar to switch between my default search engine and others on the fly. Since version 84.0, this now needlessly prepends the query with a search engine label and requires an additional action to complete (either a return or click of search arrow).

I feel as though the clicking of any of those alternate search engine options is enough to establish intent by the user and should act as a submit button for the request. The only "advantage" this new functionality allows for is a select-first, query-after approach, which I find uncommon.

My request:

1) Return previous behavior. 2) Implement hybrid -- Search-first, query-after produces label; query first, search after submits. 3) Provide an option in the settings to toggle behavior.

Hope someone can help/shed some light on the change,

Thanks

Asked by wheelofiron 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

FireFox Start up

Why when I open Firefox do I get a Pop up window that says "you must login to this network before you can access the internet" It also has a button attached that says "… (read more)

Why when I open Firefox do I get a Pop up window that says "you must login to this network before you can access the internet" It also has a button attached that says " Open Network Login Page". When you push this it says "success". The circled ? does not do anything and other popups appear on my desktop. This is very annoying so how do I get rid of it?

Asked by Richard F. Lange Sr. 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

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'recommended by pocket' option not visible in about:preferences#home, not in new tabs

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to ab… (read more)

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to about:preferences#home the option simply is not present.

I created a new user login on my mac to access banking and other financials. This uses a separate Firefox profile (including new Firefox account sign-in and email), and the 'recomended by Pocket' panel is present.

The panel is present on new tabs opened for my normal Firefox account sign-in on my iOS (iPhone) Firefox install.

The about:config settings searching for 'pocket' appear to be the defaults, and match the settings in the financials account.

I have tried in 'safe mode' (add-ons disabled) and have done a Firefox 'refresh', however my add-ons (and presumably everything else) were restored when I signed back into my normal Firefox user account.

Hovering over the Pocket icon in the address bar displays 'save to Pocket', implying to me that it has signed me into Pocket. I've signed in at getpocket.com. New Firefox profiles without signing in do not show 'recommended by Pocket' in either new tabs or the about:preferences#home configuration page, but I expect the functionality requires being signed in to a Firefox account.

Help or suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by rob92 5 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 5 months ago

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Form auto fill has stopped working

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" howe… (read more)

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" however I updated to Firefox 83.0 and it reverted to "detect" and I am now unable to save any changes to it becasue it has always reverted to "detect" when I restart Firefox.

Form auto fill is such a simple and useful function that really needs to be available, Chrome has had it working for years.

Asked by tim128 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

How do I turn off these intrusive tab features?

I have found pretty much every extra short cut or feature that has been added to Tabs has either been useless for me, or an outright nuisance to deal with. And they all h… (read more)

I have found pretty much every extra short cut or feature that has been added to Tabs has either been useless for me, or an outright nuisance to deal with. And they all have to deal with when ever I try to move one tab from one window to another.

It used to be that I would try to move the tab, but then it didn't actually move it because just low enough for Firefox to decide that I actually wanted it to be a bookmark instead. Then it started to make it a bookmark because it was too high and hit the bookmark menu tab.

And now today it has added on the worst one yet, where if I don't put the tab right between the tabs of the other window it now decides that I actually wanted to turn one of those tabs into the one I was moving over.

Out of all of those this mos recent one is the most worthless of features because how much use it could give is vastly outweighed by its constant hindrance.

Is there any way to turn off any/all of these features?

Asked by ZachTJ00 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Activating AOL from Firefox log in

Hi folks. I know this is an easy question for you has me baffled. My old computer (Windows-7) has Firefox configured to automatically start my AOL account. But.......I… (read more)

Hi folks. I know this is an easy question for you has me baffled. My old computer (Windows-7) has Firefox configured to automatically start my AOL account. But.......I can't recall the settings to make my new PC (Windows 10-Pro) do the same thing. Any ideas/suggestions welcome. Thanks Crady Adams

Asked by RCACRADY 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

Cannot change color of tabs

Firefox - Add Colored tabs I had Firefox version 81 and after installing version 82 in a new install on a new hard drive, I cannot change the color of my tabs anymore. I … (read more)

Firefox - Add Colored tabs

I had Firefox version 81 and after installing version 82 in a new install on a new hard drive, I cannot change the color of my tabs anymore. I should see white tabs for the current tab but no longer when I added my userChrome.css file. I see instead a thin blue color strip along the top of the tab and the rest is grey. This shows up without any userChrome.css file.

In Firefox address field type: about:support It shows my Profile. vwy0y5ix.default-release I also have under the Profile folder this: jcueuz5y.default

I put the userChrome.css file here in my Chrome folder: C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vwy0y5ix.default-release

What it contains: /* USE THIS ONE. It works in version 65 https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx/releases/tag/2.3.4

  • /

@import "./css/tabs/tabs_below_navigation_toolbar_fx65.css"; /**/ /* <-- tabs not on top - Fx65+ - Windows/Linux */

/* Colored tab */ .tab-background:not([selected]) {

   background-color: #E3E0DB !important;

}

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

   background-color: white!important;

}

/*** Sidebar Color / Font Size Formatting ***/ /* 14px black text */ .sidebar-placesTree treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text {

 font-size: 14px !important;
 color: #000 !important;

} /* Pale blue background on hover or selected */ .sidebar-placesTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(hover), .sidebar-placesTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(selected) {

 background-color: #bdf !important;

}

/* Main Toolbar */

  1. nav-bar {
 font-size: 14px !important;

Asked by davidhelp 1 week ago

Last reply by davidhelp 1 day ago

Print Edit hangs in Suspend mode

Whenever I click on Print Edit WE button the edit page opens but all the buttons are inactive and the PE button in the toolbar shows SUS for suspend. Nothing I do fixes i… (read more)

Whenever I click on Print Edit WE button the edit page opens but all the buttons are inactive and the PE button in the toolbar shows SUS for suspend. Nothing I do fixes it. I've removed and reinstalled the lastest version of PE from the add-on web page 3 or 4 times. A right click on the PE button drops down a menu but the one I need, Edit, puts PE into suspend mode. What could be causing this? I'm running FF 83.0, 64 bit, Windows 10 Pro. Print Edit has always worked before. Does the latest version have a bug? Or does FF maybe have a bug?

Asked by idahouser 1 day ago

Last reply by idahouser 1 day ago

animated gifs

There was a method described elsewhere to disable animated gifs by changing the image.animation_mode setting. This setting appears to disable playing the animation, but t… (read more)

There was a method described elsewhere to disable animated gifs by changing the image.animation_mode setting.

This setting appears to disable playing the animation, but the gif data is still loaded.

Is there some way to disable loading the gif at all?

Asked by gary.curtin 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Page zooming

Hi! Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around t… (read more)

Hi!

Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around the cursor. Any help?

Please see the referenced pictures Thanks.

Asked by marius_1296 1 day ago

Firefox Save As and Open Navigation / Explorer Pane Reset?

Hello, I have been writing a .bat file, as well as experimenting with ShellBags in order to default Windows Explorer navigation pane settings and folder views / types to … (read more)

Hello,

I have been writing a .bat file, as well as experimenting with ShellBags in order to default Windows Explorer navigation pane settings and folder views / types to default.

Currently, I have the .bat file configured to remove the NavPane (HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\NavPane) and Sizer (HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer) registry folders / items (As these are automatically regenerated with default values by Windows), as well as myriad ShellBag items and Desktop.ini files. It then restarts Windows Explorer.

This .bat script, however, does not seem to default any customization made within Firefox's Save As window(s).

For example, if I right-click an image, then select Save Image As, and then proceed to drag the explorer panes to be excessively wide, then exit Firefox, upon running the .bat file, the excessively wide navigation / explorer panes remain excessively wide. They do not default.

Does Firefox store this pane customization information somewhere else? Can this be defaulted?

Thank you!

Asked by puddlecheese 1 day ago

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Add-Ons don't work; Apple MacBook Air M1

When I wan't to use add-ons in Firefox for Mac, they just don't work. I can install them but they do not open. I have tried re-installing Firefox, installing the Firefox … (read more)

When I wan't to use add-ons in Firefox for Mac, they just don't work. I can install them but they do not open. I have tried re-installing Firefox, installing the Firefox Beta (which supports Apple Silicon but crashed a lot) and restarting my computer, as well as re-installing the Add-Ons. Nothing works. How can I fix this?

Asked by aaronkurz6 2 days ago

Answered by Tom J 2 days ago

PRESERVING my history

How do I PRESERVE my history. My history keeps disappearing! There are lots of tips on how to DELETE history but I want to SAVE my history. Please help. Thanks a lot … (read more)

How do I PRESERVE my history. My history keeps disappearing! There are lots of tips on how to DELETE history but I want to SAVE my history. Please help. Thanks a lot

Asked by pete47 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Turn off the control media playback via harware media keys

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10) … (read more)

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10)

Asked by Hey Google 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago