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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 10 months ago

Answered by jumpnjil 7 months ago

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Firefox Refresh Wiped my saved passwords! Help!

I need help restoring my passwords. I saw a suggestion to refresh Firefox, and so I did, thinking it wasn't more than disabling the add-ons. I didn't realize it would eli… (read more)

I need help restoring my passwords. I saw a suggestion to refresh Firefox, and so I did, thinking it wasn't more than disabling the add-ons. I didn't realize it would eliminate my logins and passwords. Can someone help me find them? Otherwise I'm in some trouble.

Asked by bromax.cfr 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Links from Google automatically opening in new tabs

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked … (read more)

Ever since I downloaded Firefox, I have been having an issue where when i click on a link from a search engine, it automatically opens the link in a new tab. I've looked around in the settings menu, but I couldn't find any way to alter it. The closest option would be to open link in new window, but I just want to open the link in the tab that I am currently in. I have tried going into about:config although I couldn't find any setting that successfully fixed the issue. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks! - T

Asked by Tt 10 months ago

Answered by Scribe 10 months ago

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Spell checker doesnt work

I have two issues with spell checker. 1. It doesnt appear to work on some sites i.e Reddit or even this site as I type 2. When it does work, Google, I don't appear to get… (read more)

I have two issues with spell checker.

1. It doesnt appear to work on some sites i.e Reddit or even this site as I type

2. When it does work, Google, I don't appear to get an option to select the recommended word

  • I am using FF Version 82.0.3
  • Spell checker is enabled
  • Language pack is installed
  • layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1

Asked by spleecheckre 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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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 10 months ago

Answered by gary.curtin 9 months ago

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Firefox Browser crashes

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there… (read more)

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

Asked by scm999 10 months ago

Answered by scm999 9 months ago

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Is Tab Auto Refresh Addon safe?

I have never tried one of these before but heard some could be dangerous. This one is new and I couldn't find many reviews. How can I tell if it's safe or not? Can anyone… (read more)

I have never tried one of these before but heard some could be dangerous. This one is new and I couldn't find many reviews. How can I tell if it's safe or not?

Can anyone recommend a safe page refresher? TIA!

Asked by ramsdude85 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Make "This time, search with:" option submit the search without pressing Shift

Firefox 83 changed how the search engine options work: Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel now enters search mode for that engine, allowing you to… (read more)

Firefox 83 changed how the search engine options work: Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel now enters search mode for that engine, allowing you to see suggestions (if available) for your search terms. The old behavior (immediately performing a search) is available with a shift-click.

I personally use the old behavior (submit immediately after clicking the option) much more often than I need to see the search suggestion. Is there an option to make the old behavior the default without pressing shift?

Thanks!

Asked by pellaeon 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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How to ensure that hyperlinks in pinned tabs open in new tabs?

I am using Firefox 83.0 (64-bit) on Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1. Until recently, when I would click on a hyperlink within a pinned tab, it would open in a new tab. (To be sure,… (read more)

I am using Firefox 83.0 (64-bit) on Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1.

Until recently, when I would click on a hyperlink within a pinned tab, it would open in a new tab. (To be sure, this is *without* pressing the Control key on the Mac, or without right clicking on the mouse --> open link in new tab option).

But now, hyperlinks inside pinned tabs open in the same window. This is a workflow nightmare because I am used to having links originating within my pinned Gmail window open in a new tab.

I have followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283295, but this does not help.

Asked by spinor87 10 months ago

Answered by spinor87 10 months ago

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How do I get system menu to appear on top bar?

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Mo… (read more)

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Move to monitor left, Close.

When I right click on the top bar of Firefox, I get a menu with items: Pin to overflow menu (grayed out), Remove from toolbar (greyed out), Menu bar, Bookmarks toolbar, Customize...

How do I get the system menu to appear also on Firefox, instead of this Firefox menu nonsense?

Asked by Jenneth 10 months ago

Answered by Jenneth 10 months ago

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How do I import bookmarks to firefox?

I have read half a dozen articles, but they all there should be an import button, and there is NOT! I tried searching in options, there's nothing. How do I import bookm… (read more)

I have read half a dozen articles, but they all there should be an import button, and there is NOT! I tried searching in options, there's nothing. How do I import bookmarks?

Asked by generally_happy 10 months ago

Answered by generally_happy 10 months ago

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cookies.sqlite

I would like to check which cookies are set and what content they have stored. Therefore, it is not enough for me to see which provider has stored cookies, by looking at … (read more)

I would like to check which cookies are set and what content they have stored. Therefore, it is not enough for me to see which provider has stored cookies, by looking at "Settings" -> "Privacy". As far as I know these are stored in the file cookies.sqlite. Is there a way to look directly into this file? Firefox should automatically delete all cookies on exit. Nevertheless this file is 1.5 MB in size. Or is there another way to check the cookies? Thanks in advance. Matthias

Asked by Matthias VM 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Can't remove a language

So, my problem is: I go to settings --> lanugages --> search for more languages -->click the romanian language but when i try to click the remove it doesn't work… (read more)

So, my problem is: I go to settings --> lanugages --> search for more languages -->click the romanian language but when i try to click the remove it doesn't work, and it doesn't look like i even can. I do have another language besides it, which is english, obv, but i want to remove it bc sometimes it's in romanian. I tried restarting the browser as well multiple times but still i can't seem to be able to remove it, any clues/hints on what i can do?

Asked by Kraots 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago