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How to eliminate website suggestions from address bar.

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipe… (read more)

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter. This is distracting and I don't like Firefox shilling for these other sites. How do I get rid of these?

Asked by Mike 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

saving profile for restore to previous version

Do I need to save my profile to restore the previous version? It is very confusing in the help files with conflicting information that makes me worry that I may not be ab… (read more)

Do I need to save my profile to restore the previous version? It is very confusing in the help files with conflicting information that makes me worry that I may not be able to use my profile from V75 in the previous version I only want to temporarily restore to the previous version until the web page display problems and URL address box overlapping the favourites bar are are sorted out but I hope to retain my bookmarks to work in the previous version Thanks TW

Asked by 70773388 2 months ago

Last reply by 70773388 16 hours ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

Alphabetizing Bookmarks

With very vague help from your Support answers, I figured this out on my own and had to comment because all too many times your experts forget they are not always dealing… (read more)

With very vague help from your Support answers, I figured this out on my own and had to comment because all too many times your experts forget they are not always dealing with techs on answering these questions. For me this is what worked when I tried to alphabetize my bookmarks: Open LIbrary, show all Bookmarks (bottom of the list of bookmarks), click on Views and select Sort.

Asked by deborah_nunez 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

I want you to stop pestering me abuout updates. I'll do it when I feel like it, please.

the little green arrow is enough to remind me that I can update. I don't need you stopping my productivity every so often to display a window asking me to update now. sto… (read more)

the little green arrow is enough to remind me that I can update. I don't need you stopping my productivity every so often to display a window asking me to update now.

stop ...

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Asked by Bryan 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

When window opens, it's not in Normal mode

Hello, I link many items to Pinterest from my page. In the past, when I clicked the Pinterest button, the new window would open up in normal mode. For some reason, now … (read more)

Hello, I link many items to Pinterest from my page. In the past, when I clicked the Pinterest button, the new window would open up in normal mode. For some reason, now when I click it, it opens Normal (I guess), but it's a very small window. I've tried to resize it so it opens that way next time, but nothing saves. Do any of you have suggestions on how I can fix that? It's a pain having to resize the window every time. Thanks so much.

Asked by info2152 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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Printing in A4 is damaged

Printing is damaged. All margins are set to zero. When you look at the print preview, you can see that the width of the document must be smaller and the height must be la… (read more)

Printing is damaged. All margins are set to zero. When you look at the print preview, you can see that the width of the document must be smaller and the height must be larger. With the red boxes, I made sure that it was A4. It is displayed correctly in other browsers, but not in Firefox. See the screenshot. What can I do?

Asked by Patrick Gommers 1 month ago

Answered by Patrick Gommers 1 week ago

How can you set Firefox so that it only uses the arrow buttons to go back a page?

Applications that run inside the browser, e.g. on-line version of Excel, use the same finger swipe controls as the browser itself. This creates problems, the most annoyi… (read more)

Applications that run inside the browser, e.g. on-line version of Excel, use the same finger swipe controls as the browser itself. This creates problems, the most annoying of which is trying to move around in an on-line Excel spreadsheet and the browser thinks you want to go back an entire web-page. If you don't perform the swipe exactly right all of a sudden not only did you lose your work and train of thought, you need to log back into the on-line document etc etc.

How can you set Firefox so that it only uses the arrow buttons to go back a page?

Asked by ES 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox snap package: how to open downloaded files?

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since I'm running through problems when downloading files: The only way I can view … (read more)

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!

The open with dialog box only give url script handler and firefox browser as options neither of each work

On ubuntu support it was suggested to remove snap package and install deb package, but what's the point of a snap package then?

It look s like firefox doesn't handle anything beyond home directory, while as said above chrome does instead

Any clues

Asked by chet10 2 months ago

Last reply by Zhian 1 week ago

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How do I request an invite for Private Relay?

I was just reading about the new extension for Firefox called Private Relay. The article indicated that it is experimental and only available at this time with an invite… (read more)

I was just reading about the new extension for Firefox called Private Relay. The article indicated that it is experimental and only available at this time with an invite-only alpha release. How can I get an invite for this extension, as I would like to participate in the testing?

Asked by Marx 2 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 months ago

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How to stop the address bar from getting large and hiding parts of my favorites

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of … (read more)

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of Chrome. Please tell me how to revert back to the previous was this worked. This is one new feature that I find annoying as it hides part of the items underneath it.

Asked by cjancola 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

Adobe Convert to PDF Extension Missing

I had to reinstall Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and the Convert to PDF extension is no longer present in Firefox. I'm running Firefox 77.0 and it was there before. I also can't f… (read more)

I had to reinstall Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and the Convert to PDF extension is no longer present in Firefox. I'm running Firefox 77.0 and it was there before. I also can't find it when searching the list of extensions you can download. How do i resolve this? Thank you in advance.

Asked by rpmurph83 1 week ago

Last reply by rpmurph83 1 week ago

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Are there any tricks to getting a Chrome URL page as the new tab?

The one and only website that I want as my new tab is a bit laggy and takes a while to load, probably because of CloudFlare. And I'd like to have a huge page to see all o… (read more)

The one and only website that I want as my new tab is a bit laggy and takes a while to load, probably because of CloudFlare.

And I'd like to have a huge page to see all of my bookmarks in, to make it easier to organize my bookmarks. Instead of using the bookmarks sidebar or the Library window.

So I thought why not combine the two things that I want? Make my new tab open up to the Chrome bookmarks page, and then if I want that laggy website it can be one of the top bookmarks listed. Or if I want to organize and see my other bookmarks instead, I can just ignore that top bookmark and focus on the other bookmarks.

Well my New Tab URL won't let me and it is a Firefox restriction so he couldn't add the feature even if he wanted to.

But surely there is a trick or workaround that might not involve extensions?

If so, please let me know.

I want chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml as my new tab page.

The extension was changing it to http://chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml which broke it.

Asked by gaveitatry 2 months ago

Answered by gaveitatry 2 months ago

Update to 76.0 fails everytime

I use a mid 2011 Mac (16GB of RAM) which has maxed out on El Capitan 10.11.6. I have 2 issues. Every time I open Firefox, it says that it is trying to install a helper t… (read more)

I use a mid 2011 Mac (16GB of RAM) which has maxed out on El Capitan 10.11.6. I have 2 issues. Every time I open Firefox, it says that it is trying to install a helper tool which will happen on restarting Firefox. Nothing seems to happen. When I next reopen Firefox this process repeats.

I have also downloaded and try to install 76.0 several times but eachtime I restart Firefox I remain on 75.0.

Any thoughts?

Asked by skitter 3 weeks ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 weeks ago

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Firefox Ad Blocker

A few months ago, I began to use Firefox again, and downloaded the latest version. I have windows 10. After the download, it asked me if I wanted to donate money for an a… (read more)

A few months ago, I began to use Firefox again, and downloaded the latest version. I have windows 10. After the download, it asked me if I wanted to donate money for an ad blocker. So I gave $7.00 and got the ad blocker. It worked for maybe a week, and then it disappeared. I can find no way to enable it again. Please help.

Asked by sabbathreform 2 weeks ago

Answered by sabbathreform 2 weeks ago

PKCS#11 Security device stops allowing login of CAC credentials

Hello, I use Firefox 75.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04 system to access CAC enabled (smartcards) US government websites. Generally all works as desired. However, intermittently (… (read more)

Hello, I use Firefox 75.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04 system to access CAC enabled (smartcards) US government websites. Generally all works as desired. However, intermittently (couple times a day ---> once every few days) the browser simply, quietly refuses to allow the CAC to login, when I visit a CAC-secured site. A browser dialog is presented and asks for my PIN, but closes without error, yet the PIN is not accepted and the site (correctly) refuses access. In my troubleshooting, I found that if I look at the Security Devices tab under Privacy&Security, the PKCS#11 module shows the CAC as not logged in. If I attempt to log in at that page, I get the usual PIN dialog, but after submission, a new message box appears with the notice that "Log in failed", and I can see that module still says Log out.

It appears that some file lock or related mechanism is in effect and needs to be reset. The only solution I have been able to use is close Firefox completely (all windows), and restart. This works but not desired as I have several different sites I'm active on, and each requires separate logins.

Any suggestions for further troubleshooting would be appreciated. My forays into Google searches all end up as help to get CAC card working, which is not my problem. The card works until Firefox (or something related in the middleware) freezes and the only recourse is to restart.

Cheers, --Jim

Asked by Jim Parker 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Yahoo email password change

Hi, I recently had to change my yahoo email password. I changed it ti Thunderbird but now even though incoming mail works fine, I can't send emails. Also, how can I see … (read more)

Hi,

I recently had to change my yahoo email password. I changed it ti Thunderbird but now even though incoming mail works fine, I can't send emails.

Also, how can I see my password to this Forum? I want to back it up but I don't remember it and if my browser looses it, I'd need to establish a new account and I'd like to avoid that by having a back-up of my Password.

Thanks in advance for your help. Bill

Asked by Bill Beausoleil 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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FF75: Disable urlbar expansion

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of… (read more)

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of my bookmarks bar and makes it harder to click the bookmarks. Also I dislike the chunky UI look.

Things I've tried that did not solve my problem:

  • browser.urlbar.megabar: This is gone in 75.0.
  • browser.urlbar.update1: This disables the expansion, but also disables the new icons, suggestions, etc.
  • browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus: I don't know what this does but it wasn't it.
  • ui.prefersReducedMotion: This disables the animation, but the bar is still expanded.
  • Search with the Firefox address bar: There is no information there about the expansion.

I'm hoping there is a browser.urlbar.update1.expand or similar that I can toggle off. If there definitely isn't, please confirm so I can submit a bug.

Asked by P1h3r1e3d13 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago