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How to make the Start Page dark or black

In Firefox 74, I would like to make the default start page dark. Plugins will not work for this, and an I have not seen, option in the settings. I searched and I didn't s… (read more)

In Firefox 74, I would like to make the default start page dark. Plugins will not work for this, and an I have not seen, option in the settings. I searched and I didn't see anyone ask this specific question. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Mirai Chan 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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How to use Firefox in English only?

Hello, I have a question about language options in Firefox. I moved to the Netherlands some time ago but I don't speak Dutch (yet). Most menu items are in Dutch right now… (read more)

Hello,

I have a question about language options in Firefox. I moved to the Netherlands some time ago but I don't speak Dutch (yet). Most menu items are in Dutch right now, making it really hard to understand.

When I first installed Firefox I removed Dutch from the languages list and the problem was solved, after some time when I updated my browser Dutch got installed again and I can't remove it anymore, remove button is disabled.

English is the fist language selected in the languages list. Is there a way to remove Dutch from Firefox?

OS: Windows 10 OS Language: English

Asked by sefa1 3 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 3 months ago

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Bring back native focus outline for URL bar with userChrome.css on OS X

Hi, I figured if anyone knew how to accomplish this, someone here would, because I'm at a loss. I'm looking to use userChrome.css customizations to bring back the native … (read more)

Hi, I figured if anyone knew how to accomplish this, someone here would, because I'm at a loss.

I'm looking to use userChrome.css customizations to bring back the native focus outline (the blue glow) around the URL bar when it's in focus. I feel like this should definitely be possible in one way or another.

This is how my URL bar looks currently: image 1 below (or: https://imgur.com/IQDXejh) This is the "glow" to which I'm referring, which is native to OS X: image 2 below (or: https://imgur.com/ImA6Of8) For the record, I was only able to achieve that second example by using ":root #urlbar {-moz-appearance: textfield;}" which is obviously out of the question and only to illustrate the outline I'm seeking to add to URL bar in the first example.

Put another way, I just want my URL bar to use the native OS X outline glow when in focus (instead of my current 2px border) without changing any other styling, custom or otherwise (as much as possible).

I'm using 78.2.0esr on OS X 10.9.5 and the full contents of my userChrome.css file are: https://pastebin.com/QFsxdaF5 Thank you in advance for any help. Please let me know if I missed something important or can provide anymore information.

Asked by avenged110 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

bing browser

2 hours ago I started to download the Adobe software. I canceled the download and found that the bing browser had been installed as my default browser. I need to get rid … (read more)

2 hours ago I started to download the Adobe software. I canceled the download and found that the bing browser had been installed as my default browser. I need to get rid of the bing browser permanently and have google as my default browser.

Cheers, Stel.

Asked by quasar1000 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

No Youtube sound after computer has been to sleep ...

If I have a video running in Youtube and I decide to put the computer to sleep the following happens when I revive the session: Firefox - the video will be running but wi… (read more)

If I have a video running in Youtube and I decide to put the computer to sleep the following happens when I revive the session:

Firefox - the video will be running but without sound. Stopping and starting the video makes no difference - the only way to get sound is to reload the page which means the video goes back to the start.

MS Edge by contrast (under exactly the same circumstances) presents a page where the video has stopped but when I click on "play" the video resumes complete with sound. To me this makes much more sense but I do not want to use Edge!

I wonder if there is a setting I could adjust in Firefox to address this issue.

Thanks.

Asked by Uplander 1 week ago

The protection of members

Hello, Hello, If there is a principle of data protection for each of your members ..... it would be wise to learn French. Indeed, everyone speaks English. From where ? A … (read more)

Hello, Hello,

If there is a principle of data protection for each of your members ..... it would be wise to learn French. Indeed, everyone speaks English. From where ? A first level of protection. If, at the "end of the line" the other does not understand anything about your speech.

Then it seems to me that if people feel safe on Mozilla, your market share will only grow.

Of the ? an elitist internet could emerge. There is nothing more annoying, stressful than feeling spied on by these cookies that want to make you visible, or sell you unnecessary stuff and show you endless advertisements.
 I hope to alert you to what is most precious:
Tranquility.

We are inundated with ads, static and other waves. Be the guarantors of a clean internet.

    Sincerly yours.
  Jean-Marc

Asked by jean-marc.bousquet 6 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 6 days ago

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Turn off Firefox updates - json?

Hi Friends, I have read the other posts on this questions. I have a very unique use case. My grandfather is 101 and still going strong. He loves his computer and regula… (read more)

Hi Friends,

I have read the other posts on this questions.

I have a very unique use case. My grandfather is 101 and still going strong. He loves his computer and regularly has in-depth questions that he calls me with.

The firefox (latest version) updates are causing him serious problems though. It seems like they are very regular - I know this is good, but in this case, being 101, I just want him to be able to use his computer without being bothered with the updates. I am aware of the different options, but unfortunately there is not a "turn off" option (why!). I did read something about modifying a .json file though. On a side note, I'm a computer guy and have been involved with IT for over 30 years. The firefox updates are a "bother" for other people I work with as well.

Does somebody have the code they can share to turn off these updates? When this stupid covid is over I will be seeing him regularly and will perform the updates myself.

Thank you.

Asked by dougstackhouse 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

Multiple Starting Pages

I used to be able to open Firefox to several specific URLs. But for some time now, the only options are to either open to the last website that were uses, Or to open to o… (read more)

I used to be able to open Firefox to several specific URLs. But for some time now, the only options are to either open to the last website that were uses, Or to open to one specific URL. How can I have Firefox open and see the same websites that I want, every time?

Asked by thetimin 6 days ago

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On launch double homepage

I am unable to open just a single homepage since the last update. I have just a single website URL as my homepage, same as I have for years, but even though FF options sh… (read more)

I am unable to open just a single homepage since the last update. I have just a single website URL as my homepage, same as I have for years, but even though FF options shows only a single custom URL for homepage on launch it opens two tabs, both to the same homepage.

Asked by Mike Leeling 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

What happens in Firefox stays in Firefox

When I click a link in Firefox (my work browser) it opens the link in Chrome (default/ personal browser). Can I make Firefox always open links only in Firefox, without m… (read more)

When I click a link in Firefox (my work browser) it opens the link in Chrome (default/ personal browser).

Can I make Firefox always open links only in Firefox, without making Firefox my default browser?

Asked by Don McCallen 6 days ago

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stop new tabs

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1304218] How do I stop firefox from opening every link i click on a new tab? I want to have only one tab open and no… (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1304218]
How do I stop firefox from opening every link i click on a new tab? I want to have only one tab open and not have 20 tabs because i cliked on 20 links

Asked by riverolljr 6 days ago

Allowing multiple firefox instance in volume mixer.

While searching how to add multiple instances of Firefox I realized that there was a bug awhile ago where essentially every tab got opened up in the volume mixer. So I ca… (read more)

While searching how to add multiple instances of Firefox I realized that there was a bug awhile ago where essentially every tab got opened up in the volume mixer. So I can't search for what I wanted because there were only threads about the bug.

I was wondering if there's anyway I can have multiple instances of Firefox in the windows volume mixer? If I open up two separate Firefox browsers it still merges them together in the mixer. I would like to see two different Firefox instances in the mixer is this possible?

Asked by Shatteredk 6 days ago

Controlling how recently refreshed pages appear in History

If I visit a page that I have previously visited some time ago, it is — as expected — brought to the top of my History (when sorted by "last visited"). However, if I revi… (read more)

If I visit a page that I have previously visited some time ago, it is — as expected — brought to the top of my History (when sorted by "last visited").

However, if I revisit or refresh a page that I had visited only a short time before — say, ten minutes ago — it is not brought to the top of the list.

Presumably there is some parameter that specifies the duration within which Firefox will not update the last visited tag for a previously visited page.

How can I set that parameter to zero so that Firefox will always bring a refreshed page to the top of my History?

Thanks. This has been bothering me for some time.

Asked by Adrian Morgan 6 days ago

Last reply by DaneQuane 6 days ago

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Removed Amazon and Ebay search engines keeps coming back since firefox 80

Hello, I had custom search engines set in search.json/searchplugins configuration file. It worked perfectly since firefox 80. Now, Amazon and eBay keeps adding themselves… (read more)

Hello,

I had custom search engines set in search.json/searchplugins configuration file. It worked perfectly since firefox 80. Now, Amazon and eBay keeps adding themselves as search engines.

Anyone know how to remove them properly once and for all ?

Asked by dfrank1 6 days ago

Answered by dfrank1 3 days ago

Firefox Startup

When I start Firefox it tries to open a MS Word file that is on my desktop. Not sure how it happened but I sure would like to make it stop doing that. Any help would be a… (read more)

When I start Firefox it tries to open a MS Word file that is on my desktop. Not sure how it happened but I sure would like to make it stop doing that. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bbbomar 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

addons

I don't want to be surprised by disabled addons after update. How to test whether any of my addons will become disabled before (!) installing an update of firefox? Curre… (read more)

I don't want to be surprised by disabled addons after update. How to test whether any of my addons will become disabled before (!) installing an update of firefox? Currently updateing from 77 to 80, but question is independent from version number: a general answer is preferred, Thank you.

Asked by christoph21 5 days ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 5 days ago

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"Firefox Color" extension cannot be imported

Installed "Firefox Color" from Mozilla, selected a predefined theme, made some changes and saved it for backup. After refreshing Firefox, I tried opening this .xpi file b… (read more)

Installed "Firefox Color" from Mozilla, selected a predefined theme, made some changes and saved it for backup. After refreshing Firefox, I tried opening this .xpi file but Firefox rejects it as being corrupt. I tried this process several times. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by ineuw 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Location access not working.

I am unable to use location access in my mac firefox browser. When using the Met office uk for example I get this message each time. Sorry. We could not get your positio… (read more)

I am unable to use location access in my mac firefox browser. When using the Met office uk for example I get this message each time. Sorry. We could not get your position because your web browser or device did not give permission to use your location. I have looked at the preference settings and the met office is allowed.

Asked by Alasdair 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

How to set a local file as the new tab

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell. Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option … (read more)

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell.

Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option to set the new tab as a local file. Setting the home page as a local file is possible. But setting the new tab as either home (note, not 'Firefox Home') or explicitly the local file is not an option (see attached image).

Previous forum posts point toward New Tab Override extension. However, in recent releases, add-ons cannot offer a work around as Firefox no longer allows add-ons to access local files. In the image attached, New Tab Override extension shows that it cannot use a local file as the new tab. It can however take a file and store it somewhere it has control over. This means every time I edit the local file, I need to manually re-upload this to the extension in each instance of Firefox. It is no longer a good option.

I am sure I used this feature not too long ago and it feels like a very simple thing. I am sure I must have missed some setting or option. Any help achieving this would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by James 5 days ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago