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Highlights, bookmarks

my highlight section in new tab screen is set to show only bookmarks. initially it was empty but then i started bookmarking webpages, they started to show up on there. Bu… (read more)

my highlight section in new tab screen is set to show only bookmarks. initially it was empty but then i started bookmarking webpages, they started to show up on there. But suddenly they are gone today and i am unable to add them back to highlights section, all the bookmarked websites are still in my bookmark list, but they are not showing up on the highlight sec.

Asked by behumoury 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Alternatives for Buggy "Take a Screenshot" Menu in Firefox 88

I understand that there's this help page, but a lot of times site developers right click and hotkeys disabled for security reasons and this renders me unable to take a sc… (read more)

I understand that there's this help page, but a lot of times site developers right click and hotkeys disabled for security reasons and this renders me unable to take a screenshot of a website.

I've also tried to add "Take a Screenshot" button from "Customize Toolbar" option to my toolbar, but most of the time it is disabled, even on support.mozilla.org page. To enable it, I need to remove it and re-adding it again with "Customize Toolbar" option.

Is there any way to re-enable "Take a Screenshot" option in 3-Dot menu? If not, is there any sane way to keep "Take a Screenshot" enabled for the rest of my Firefox session without me needing to remove and re-add it again everytime I need to take a screenshot?

Asked by Miguel Forsetti 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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How to run JS code through extension at about:home page?

I tried: "content_scripts": [ { "matches": [ "about:home" ], "js": [ "main.js" ] … (read more)

I tried:

"content_scripts": [

       {
           "matches": [
               "about:home" 
           ],
           "js": [
               "main.js"
           ]
       }

But it doesn't work. And about:newtab also doesn't work

I know that I can do chrome_url_overrides, to replace newtab with my own page, but I really wanted to run my JS code on existing inbuilt homepage.

I know that I can run my own CSS via userContent.css, but how do I run my own JS?

Can I even run scripts at about:newtab? Maybe its not supported through api, since https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Match_patterns doesn't show any example of accessing it. If so, where is about:newtab HTML file located? Maybe I could inject my code through file, without making extesion.

Asked by specialx1 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Vertical scroll bar is missing

Hello! It seems that my vertical scroll bar is missing on most sites (not all, apparently, but at least 70-80% of sites). How do I fix this? I have searched the settings … (read more)

Hello!

It seems that my vertical scroll bar is missing on most sites (not all, apparently, but at least 70-80% of sites). How do I fix this? I have searched the settings and forums, but cannot seem to find an answer? If you can direct me at it, would be great!

Thank you!

Asked by alunurm.reelika 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Is it possible to get History URL's to automatically open in a new tab?

I cannot believe they set it like the present way that overrides your existing page as the default. Its like they've never used the browser. Such a bonehead move. Its … (read more)

I cannot believe they set it like the present way that overrides your existing page as the default. Its like they've never used the browser. Such a bonehead move. Its especially irritating when you've been writing up something, pouring your heart out, then have it whisked away by forgetting that the pinhead designer is going to deem your present page of negligible value and wipe it out as it carries you to the History link. And to think it hasn't been changed in years.

Maybe something in About:Config can override this idiocy? I searched for "history" but didn't see anything that seemed related to this.

Looked it up on Add-Ons but couldn't find anything.

By the way Mozilla, its really time to employ negative filtration in the Add-Ons search. So you can put in a very general term (because you don't want to eliminate possibilities by being specific) then filter out the inapplicable results. Its called a dash and its been used for decades by Ebay and Google. Amazon used to use it but it gave us too much power so that was snatched away a while back. Say you're looking for something that will control the History function. When you search for History almost all the results involve wiping/deleting it. So by using History -wipe -wiping -delete -deleting the results get more relevant to my needs. As they say, cast a wide net if you want to catch big fish. The size of the netting filters out the smaller fish caught.

Asked by moz2u 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Adobe Flash Player alternative/replacement for windows firefox

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox? … (read more)

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox?

Asked by mohammadxr8808 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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I want to further increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode

As shown in the attached image, I manually change max = "100" to max = "300" every time to increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode. Is there a way to fix t… (read more)

As shown in the attached image, I manually change max = "100" to max = "300" every time to increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode. Is there a way to fix this to max = "300"?

Asked by lsdoll02 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Screen Shot option missing in version 88.0 (64 bit)

Suddenly, the screen shot option is missing from the "page options" menu. There are numerous "solutions" out there, but none of them work. I type about:config in the add… (read more)

Suddenly, the screen shot option is missing from the "page options" menu. There are numerous "solutions" out there, but none of them work. I type about:config in the address bar and the browser takes me to the search results, not the config screens shown in the solutions. Selecting any of the search results just makes things worse. My version of FireFox is 88.0 (64 bit).

Asked by Roger 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Mile Wide Back tweak

Is anyone out there familiar with the "Mile Wide Back" addon? It allow you to go to the previous web site page or the next page with a left/right mouse click on the left … (read more)

Is anyone out there familiar with the "Mile Wide Back" addon? It allow you to go to the previous web site page or the next page with a left/right mouse click on the left page border. I'm hoping someone who knows it's history will have a workaround for a problem it has. Apparently, the developer is no longer available.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/milewideback-webext/?utm_content=addons-manager-reviews-link&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser

I've been using it for years. It was modified for quantum, but there is a problem. One of it's functions is to scroll thru tabs with a mouse wheel turn. I wouldn't want that feature even if it did work right, but it's broken.

One lone click of the mouse wheel on the left page border and it scrolls thru 6 tabs. Two clicks, 12+ tabs, etc. There's no option to disable that feature.

However, in it's pre-quantum version, there were about:config commands that could modify it's behavior.

I have another handy app, Volume2. You can set it up to change volume with a mouse wheel turn while touching the left border of any window. Up until recently, this feature superseded the Mile Wide Back function, but lately it stopped helping.

Since neither the apps have changed in over a year, I believe the change in behavior is due to Firefox 88,which was released around the same time this started happening.

Asked by noel_envode 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox add-on Ghostery is blocking videos

Since a week I have been following a course consisting of videos. Today, May 4, 2021, around 12:00 CET, Firefox will no longer show the videos. After disabling the Ghoste… (read more)

Since a week I have been following a course consisting of videos. Today, May 4, 2021, around 12:00 CET, Firefox will no longer show the videos. After disabling the Ghostery add-on, I could continue with the course. So for the moment I am no longer using the add-on.

Asked by Fred 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Add-on with NO permissions

I have discovered an add-on called Tabliss, which changes your new tab to a photo and doesn't require any permissions. Could there be any risk to installing this add-on? … (read more)

I have discovered an add-on called Tabliss, which changes your new tab to a photo and doesn't require any permissions. Could there be any risk to installing this add-on?

Asked by sebyjorge2018 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Bug on "Remove" button?

I'm so unhappy now I don't know where to begin. I was having trouble loading a website (lowes.com), continually getting an "access denied" error message. It occurred to m… (read more)

I'm so unhappy now I don't know where to begin.

I was having trouble loading a website (lowes.com), continually getting an "access denied" error message. It occurred to me that I'd read somewhere that if you told Firefox to "forget this site," it might solve the "access denied" problem. I didn't remember how to do this, though, so I searched online and found a site that said that adding the "Remove" button to the Toolbar and clicking it would solve the problem. I dutifully added the "Remove" button, then, before clicking it, I triple-checked that the "Forget the last Five minutes" was selected and not any longer period of time. After all, I didn't want to lose everything!

Well, I did.

I had literally hundreds of tabs that I was working on open — they're all gone. All of my history — years worth — is missing. More things may have been deleted, but, to be honest, I'm afraid to check.

What did I do wrong? Or is the "Remove" button buggy?

And while I believe that everything that's missing now is irretrievably lost, if anyone has a hack to recover anything, I would be so, so grateful if you'd let me know.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I wrote this post up once, hit "Submit," then, after an interminable period of time, the screen went to a blank page. My original post has never appeared. Is there perhaps something wrong with my Firefox (which has been perfectly fine up until now)?

Asked by misc17 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 14 hours ago

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How do I change the font for my menu and toolbar?

Hello, I am a dyslexic user and I am trying to change the font of my menu to open-dyslexic, however i cant figureout how and most of the answers here only answer for chan… (read more)

Hello, I am a dyslexic user and I am trying to change the font of my menu to open-dyslexic, however i cant figureout how and most of the answers here only answer for changing the size, but not the actual font for the menu bar. How do I change the font of my tabs, bookmarks, and ect? thank you

Asked by Nafeesa 22 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 8 hours ago

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How do I turn off automatic searching when text is pasted accidentally onto main browser window (not the location bar) ?

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside o… (read more)

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside of the box. This causes Firefox to perform an undesired search based on my text.

Can this be turned off?

Asked by Jeff_Landry 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firebug icon does not appear in Firefox 16, how to launch Firebug?

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon.… (read more)

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon. After restarting Firefox, the icon is gone. I don't know how to start Firebug other than by clicking the icon. Please explain to me: how to get the Firebug icon after restarting Firefox, or, alternatively, how to start Firebug without icon.

Asked by Paul.Wormer 8 years ago

Answered by Paul.Wormer 8 years ago

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How to save my speed dial settings when I need to restore my computer, I lose all my speed dial settings pages?

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE… (read more)

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE TOTAL REINSTALL EVER PAGE AGAIN ? HERE IS WHAT i THOUGHT WOULD SAVE MY SETTINGS BUT IT DOESN'T WORK ON MY NEW WINDOWS 8 INSTALL ON MY OLD COMPUTER.

chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul

PLEASE HELP STEVEN

Asked by ACEEAGLE 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Shortcut for the "Go to some site" function

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut… (read more)

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut to press it quickly, type and go to new webpage?

Asked by fyiamcat 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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appearance of firefox application

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.… (read more)

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.2 I am using the default theme. In 17.0 I am also using the default theme of 17.0. I am running Windows 7. Since my home and work machines have similar configurations, the work version (still 16.0.2) has the nicer looking fonts. If this antiquated system allowed one to attach screen shots, I could visually show the difference brought about by the upgrade to 17.0

How do I get back the application fonts that were used in 16.0.2?

Asked by robertlaub 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago