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Menu Bar & background colors

First of all know that I am a retired computer tech and have tried various ways to resolve this problem myself to no avail, maybe someone here can help me. Here is my qu… (read more)

First of all know that I am a retired computer tech and have tried various ways to resolve this problem myself to no avail, maybe someone here can help me. Here is my quandary: When I update to the newer version (92.0.1) of Firefox on my Windows 10 Laptop it changes the background & Menu Bar to a white-ish/gray color and I cannot get my menu bar color back to the black background with white text that was in the 86.0.1 (64-bit) version. The bookmarks toolbar remains a white-ish/gray color & with the Menu bar the same color it all blends in and I do not like that. I would rather have the Menu bar remain as a black background with white text & the bookmarks toolbar remain the white-ish/gray color. Is there a way to change the colors back to what they were in the 86.0.1 version? I have currently uninstalled the 92.0.1 version and reinstalled the 86.0.1 version and that is what I am working with now. However, I keep getting a pop-up every once in awhile to upgrade to the newer version, which I deny because of the background color changes, and I have continually asked the support team to keep the color changes the same but have heard nothing back from them concerning this issue and when I try to change the colors back to their previous settings I cannot find the means to do so and I have tried to go into the themes/color options to no avail. Is there a way to keep the colors in the 92.0.1 version the same as they were in the 86.0.1 version? Thank you for your help in this matter.

Asked by Aj4longer 4 weeks ago

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every day, every time I log on?

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every time I log on, and several times while I'm logged on? These messages are very annoying and unnecessary! I don't need your… (read more)

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every time I log on, and several times while I'm logged on? These messages are very annoying and unnecessary! I don't need your updates! I don't want any update that removes the "back" button! I like using the "back" button. I allowed Firefox to update a while back, and it removed the "back" button, so I had to do a big system restore to get the back button returned! Please stop sending the update messages! Firefox works fine without the stupid updates. Allow the "Back" button to be used. NO MORE UPDATES! The update messages are so annoying, I'm about to quit using Firefox.

Asked by fourwheelinrider 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Some websites won't load - think I'm a bot

Hi, I'm new to Linux, just one week on Manjaro.. It's great so far and Firefix works well. I only seem to have issues with one website (https://www.crateandbarrel.ca/queb… (read more)

Hi, I'm new to Linux, just one week on Manjaro.. It's great so far and Firefix works well. I only seem to have issues with one website (https://www.crateandbarrel.ca/quebec/customer-service) but it's an important one for me.

The error message tells me to enable cookies and JavaScript, which I've done but the error persists. The message is as follows. Any ideas on what else I could do resolve this error? Thank you

Pardon Our Interruption

As you were browsing something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen:

   You're a power user moving through this website with super-human speed.
   You've disabled cookies in your web browser.
   A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running. Additional information is available in this support article.

To regain access, please make sure that cookies and JavaScript are enabled before reloading the page.

Asked by ina.ionescu 7 months ago

Last reply by Glen G. 1 month ago

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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Latest change to Outlook.

Suddenly Outlook has added two columns to the left hand pane. Is it possible to get rid of them as they just clutter up the page? I have attached a screenshot and hope it… (read more)

Suddenly Outlook has added two columns to the left hand pane.

Is it possible to get rid of them as they just clutter up the page?

I have attached a screenshot and hope it comes out.

Thank you for your help.....Anthony

Asked by avwood 7 months ago

Answered by ozarkslandscaper 2 months ago

Were the reported bugs for 91.0 fixed?

I have been waiting with the upgrade to 91.0 due to the many reports of bugs. I would be most concerned about anything causing problems with bookmarks and settings. I rea… (read more)

I have been waiting with the upgrade to 91.0 due to the many reports of bugs. I would be most concerned about anything causing problems with bookmarks and settings. I really do not need any headaches and problems caused by new versions.

Were the reported bugs fixed and if not yet, when will they be fixed? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 months ago

Last reply by Sue 2 months ago

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Firefox causes entire screen to fade to black for 1 second

Hi, I'm trying to find out what's causing this behavior. My firefox sometimes, specifically when opening a second tab (doesn't happen on a third, fourth, fifth, etc. tab)… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to find out what's causing this behavior. My firefox sometimes, specifically when opening a second tab (doesn't happen on a third, fourth, fifth, etc. tab) and pressing F (like starting to type Facebook), makes my entire screen to fade to black for 1 second, and then comes back. If I do type facebook, it shows "acebook", ignoring the F entirely. It doesn't seem like a crash, it seems a lot like a functionality of sorts that's acting up, because it doesn't go black just like that, it fades. And it always takes the same amount of time with that fade.

What's worse, it doesn't always happen. If it happens once I can replicate it and keep doing it, but as I use the browser and it stops doing it, I can't do it again. Until, well, it does.

This is the weirdest thing. How does firefox control my entire screen like that? What's it doing? What instruction on my keyboard is F sending to firefox?

I haven't found anything like this happening to anyone online.

Any help please?

Asked by zheeph 7 months ago

Answered by zheeph 7 months ago

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BOOKMARKS AND HISTORY WILL NOT BE FUNCTIONAL

I raised the problem and had a response kindly trying to assist but after following all the steps advised I still can't access any bookmarks or history. I have located th… (read more)

I raised the problem and had a response kindly trying to assist but after following all the steps advised I still can't access any bookmarks or history.

I have located the places.sqlite file as advised and renamed it but when I restart Firefox nothing changes and it makes no attempt to recover bookmarks from the backup files.

I would welcome any assistance as I have saved details I need.

Thank you.

Asked by davidwwclarke 7 months ago

Last reply by charleswj 2 months ago

Bookmarks-Icons in the new Firefos

Hi ALL In the new Firefox all bookmarks have lost their specific icon. Now there is only one icon for all bookmarks, a globe! This is extremely annoying, because with the… (read more)

Hi ALL In the new Firefox all bookmarks have lost their specific icon. Now there is only one icon for all bookmarks, a globe! This is extremely annoying, because with the icons you could find the address you were looking for very quickly. Why did Firefox get rid of this feature? How can I fix this? Thank you. Dani

Asked by eugeniabeltechi 2 months ago

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SSL not working when redirecting from non-www to www

Hello, im a web developer and have come accross a problem which only occurs in the firefox browser. When i design a website, i use the www version of it always, and have … (read more)

Hello, im a web developer and have come accross a problem which only occurs in the firefox browser.

When i design a website, i use the www version of it always, and have redircts for all other instances, eg; mydomain.co.uk > https://www.mydomain.co.uk http://www.mydomain.co.uk > https://www.mydomain.co.uk https://mydomain.co.uk > https://www.mydomain.co.uk

So they all end up at the secure www version of the website. This is done in the .htaccess file and works great in Chrome, Edge, Explorer etc just not firefox.

In firefox i get the error

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to boothandco.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Ignoring it then procceeds to the full https://www. but that warning screen will be enough to put potential visitors off no doubt.

Is there an "easy fix" for this or is the only way to solve the problem to use up more SAN's and double up on www and non-www versions of each website?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Chris

Asked by chris.cecil 7 months ago

Last reply by indiantrainask 2 months ago

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Installation of Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10

Hi, How do I install Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10? I visited Firefox Lockwise's website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/lockwise/) and there's only installation… (read more)

Hi, How do I install Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10? I visited Firefox Lockwise's website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/lockwise/) and there's only installations for Android & iOS devices but I only want it installed in Windows 10. How should I go about it?

Waiting for your reply asap, thank you.

Cool Regards, Pallas

Asked by PALLAS 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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ATO MYGOV Login fails

Hi Guys 'n Gals, As of today, I am unable to log into the Australian Tax office Business Portal or Business Services (BETA) through MyGov using Firefox browser. I can lo… (read more)

Hi Guys 'n Gals, As of today, I am unable to log into the Australian Tax office Business Portal or Business Services (BETA) through MyGov using Firefox browser. I can log in through Edge, no problem to both. I've cleared histories, cache etc on Firefox, and it is up to date. I've logged out, and logged back in. When I attempt to enter the email address to log on to ATO using Firefox, I can type the address as far as ".com". The moment I type ".", I lose the entire address, except for the ".". I don't get to the "com.au" part at all. I've contacted the ATO, they have no updates at all regarding issues with Firefox. We are getting close to Plan C (Sledge Hammer LOL). Any and all help gratefully accepted, I do not like edge....... Thank you Trina

Asked by admin381 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox color management on Mac seems broken, renders all color over saturate.

My Firefox version is 86.0 on Mac. OS Version is 11.2.2 Big Sur. I found that basically all color rendered in Firefox is more vibrant than Safari and Chrome, maybe Firefo… (read more)

My Firefox version is 86.0 on Mac. OS Version is 11.2.2 Big Sur.

I found that basically all color rendered in Firefox is more vibrant than Safari and Chrome, maybe Firefox doesn't handles color management right and renders sRGB in full P3 color space, lead to a over saturate color for almost every element on webpage.

Hopes firefox can fix this soon, I love the efficiency and privacy features on Firefox, This is the only bit I found a little uncomfortable.

You can test your browser here: https://cameratico.com/tools/web-browser-color-management-test/ if you have a P3 support Mac or Windows.

Asked by abnernat 7 months ago

Last reply by FabioPili 7 months ago

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (read more)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Constant unresponsive pages/scripts etc

I am constantly frustrated by unresponsive pages / script warnings etc using Firefox. This never used to happen on previous builds -- I am using the latest 86.0 -- but … (read more)

I am constantly frustrated by unresponsive pages / script warnings etc using Firefox. This never used to happen on previous builds -- I am using the latest 86.0 -- but these occur so often that I am about to say goodbye to Firefox. This does not happen when I am using Chrome and other browsers.

I have been through all of the suggested steps to deal with these unresponsive script/page issues, and none has worked.

Would appreciate any help on this, but as I say I am about to leave Firefox at this point for Chrome and other browsers.

Thanks in advance...

Asked by darobin 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Print Preview 86.0 too small to see. Also other print features now very difficult

My print preview is no longer available, and the new one is too small to see what's on the page. It's useless! Also, simplify page is gone (I understand "Reader View") is… (read more)

My print preview is no longer available, and the new one is too small to see what's on the page. It's useless! Also, simplify page is gone (I understand "Reader View") is the work-around. Also, it's many extra clicks to get to my system print controls to print properly.

Solving the print preview too small would go a long way towards keeping Firefox usable. The other things could certainly use fixing, however.

Thanks in advance! L.

(I have restored the old functionality temporarily with print.tab_modal.enabled preference set to false. Thanks community for showing me to do so! See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1322623 if you want to know how.  However, usually Firefox takes these options away soon.  )

Asked by Ellis Eff 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox Downloads menu "Open Containing Folder" opens the file instead :(

When I download a file and click on the downloads button to bring up the Downloads menu, I often just want to open the Linux Mint file manager in the right folder so I ca… (read more)

When I download a file and click on the downloads button to bring up the Downloads menu, I often just want to open the Linux Mint file manager in the right folder so I can move the file to a more appropriate place.

In the menu, there's the little button to the right of the listed downloaded file with "Open containing folder", but if I click on that, FF opens the downloaded file, not the file manager.

Obviously this wasn't always like this, but I don't recall doing anything that might have caused the issue. How can I set FF back to the default action of opening the Linux Mint file manager?

Thanks!

Asked by Adam H. 7 months ago

Answered by Adam H. 3 months ago