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Adding Chrome extensions to Firefox

I vaguely remember something about installing Chrome extensions in Firefox. I found a Chrome extension that I'd like to install? Exactly how do you do it? (I can't find a… (read more)

I vaguely remember something about installing Chrome extensions in Firefox. I found a Chrome extension that I'd like to install? Exactly how do you do it? (I can't find anything in Firefox Help.)

Thanks.

Asked by crogerblair1 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Google search engine not showing up in settings?

Just installed Firefox my laptop, but when I try to change my search engine to google I only have Bing and DuckDuckGo as my options. No other search engines appear. … (read more)

Just installed Firefox my laptop, but when I try to change my search engine to google I only have Bing and DuckDuckGo as my options. No other search engines appear.

Asked by lookmoney14 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

How to change a keyboard shortcut

I have Firefox installed on Linux (Fedora), Windows, and macOS, and on Windows and Mac, I can use ctrl (cmd on Mac) + shift + Y to open the Bitwarden extension. On Linux,… (read more)

I have Firefox installed on Linux (Fedora), Windows, and macOS, and on Windows and Mac, I can use ctrl (cmd on Mac) + shift + Y to open the Bitwarden extension. On Linux, this instead opens the downloads library (which is normally ctrl + shift + j...). Is there any way to change the shortcuts on Linux to be the same as the other two OSes? Judging by the many many open questions on this site about changing shortcuts, I'm not holding my breath...

Asked by spartanhooah 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Do I take a performance hit if I use firefox dev build?

Hi! I want to use my own unsigned addon with my daily browsing. But I found out that firefox hates it's user base by making xpinstall.signatures.required option in about:… (read more)

Hi!

I want to use my own unsigned addon with my daily browsing. But I found out that firefox hates it's user base by making xpinstall.signatures.required option in about:config only available to dev builds.

If I use firefox dev build will I loose on performance? For example is it compiled with debug symbols that slow down code execution? And if so, is it somehow possible to get the release version of firefox where xpinstall.signatures.required is set false so that I would not loose because of dev build?

Asked by fdoywugozklvsndgax 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Evernote Webclipper icon/usability

I installed Evernote Webclipper on Firefox on my Macbook Air, but the icon/tool does not display so is not usable. I used the "customize toolbar" info to drag the extensi… (read more)

I installed Evernote Webclipper on Firefox on my Macbook Air, but the icon/tool does not display so is not usable. I used the "customize toolbar" info to drag the extension icon to the toolbar. Clicking on that put me back on the add-ons page, did not open the extension. I restarted, restored defaults, removed and re-installed Evernote still no go. VERY frustrated. Any ideas from anyone welcome. Thanks.

Asked by edithpatterson1 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

When opening new Google homepage window, the cursor stays in the address bar

My homepage is Google. When i open it on my desktop (win7) the cursor is automatically in the search bar on that webpage. As i want it to be. My number one function whe… (read more)

My homepage is Google. When i open it on my desktop (win7) the cursor is automatically in the search bar on that webpage. As i want it to be. My number one function when opening firefox is to search google so that is where i want to start. NOT in the address bar ever.

On my laptop (upgraded to win10) it is in the address bar.

I installed the exact same profile from my desktop to laptop.

I have run it in troubleshoot mode and the issue went away. So i disabled all addons and custom themes but issue still persisted.

I turned off hardware acceleration, no change.

What else could troubleshooting be turning off?

Why does the exact profile work on desktop but not laptop ?

Asked by tahoedanis 2 days ago

Last reply by Terry 2 days ago

Disable touchscreen gestures (scrolling, etc.)

I've got a legacy transformer laptop with an integrated wacom-type sensor screen. Despite all shortcomings of it's age, the laptop's got class. The main web browser inst… (read more)

I've got a legacy transformer laptop with an integrated wacom-type sensor screen. Despite all shortcomings of it's age, the laptop's got class.

The main web browser installed is Firefox ESR. In tablet mode, control was handled by the Windows - mouse-like drag'n'drop, marking, but with added scrolling gesture by swinging quickly up and down. Using it in the tablet mode is actually very practical.

Recently, after updating from 91 to 101, browser started to interpret the pen as a finger, controls became clumsy and frustrating. The only way of turning finger gestures off, parameter gestures.enable_single_finger_input described in that question (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/973974) had no visible effect. Have fallen back to 91esr, but this is obviously just a temporary solution. Is there any way to add force-disable parameter or something?

Asked by beibotanov 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Need a detailed view of storage used by each site.

I see that Firefox can show us how much data (bytes) stored on disk by each site. But, can Firefox show a more detailed information about it, i.e. the breakdown of how mu… (read more)

I see that Firefox can show us how much data (bytes) stored on disk by each site.

But, can Firefox show a more detailed information about it, i.e. the breakdown of how much is used for cache, local-storage, etc? And even further, can we delete/clear only one specific kind of them, e.g. "Only delete the cache, but retain the cookie"?

I see this feature in MS Edge as attached below, but can't find the same in Firefox.

I want to clear the data stored by several sites (Google and some sites taking up 800MB each). But I don't want to clear the cookie if possible, since I don't want to being logged out from those sites.

Asked by heaven.hunter 6 days ago

Last reply by Terry 5 days ago

How to get rid of hard to read black backgrounds?

Firefox 102esr has almost every menu, popup and screen in dark mode - which I find extremely difficult to read, given I'm antique. I've tried all the modes like light, sy… (read more)

Firefox 102esr has almost every menu, popup and screen in dark mode - which I find extremely difficult to read, given I'm antique.

I've tried all the modes like light, system etc nothing seems to fix it.

Am I going to need a stack of css code to fix it - code for each and everything I want to set back to light, or is there a setting to achieve this?

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 5 days ago

Disable "Update Available" popup

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I ask how we can disable the "Update available" popup in the top right-hand corner that appears every time we open the browser. I have … (read more)

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I ask how we can disable the "Update available" popup in the top right-hand corner that appears every time we open the browser.

I have auto-updates turned off because I would like to choose myself when to update the browser and really hate being nagged by the update popup to do so!!!

To be clear, I don't want to turn off updates entirely with the "policies.json" file that I've seen with other questions; I just want to disable the update popup and still be able to update periodically AT MY OWN DISCRETION.

I really don't know why it's so hard for FF developers to give us that popup disabling option. I have always suggested using FF to people I know for over 10 years, but will no longer do so and will be looking for an alternate browser if this continues.

FF is becoming more like Microsoft by trying to dictate what's best for us at the expense of user experience.

Asked by JaymzRG 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How to toggle on/off the extensions

Hi, I have a extension in chromium based browser which is "extensity", it helps me to turn on off the extension without actually removing them and re-installing them. I n… (read more)

Hi, I have a extension in chromium based browser which is "extensity", it helps me to turn on off the extension without actually removing them and re-installing them. I need this because I have too many extension and each of them is useful but not all the time some are rare use, and I don't want them to be turned on all the time. Mainly because I think they will contain more resources and slow down the browser.

Asked by ushadevipkm987 1 week ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 days ago

downloads

I'm using Firefox 104 on LInux Mint 19. In settings I have downloads set to the Download folder and "always ask" is checked. However, when downloading a file the dialog o… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 104 on LInux Mint 19. In settings I have downloads set to the Download folder and "always ask" is checked. However, when downloading a file the dialog opens to some random folder that ff creates under /run/user/1000/doc, every time, and every time I have to navigate to where I actually want to put the file otherwise I'd have to go searching deep into the file system to find it. In earlier versions (I still have a copy of ff 71 installed too) The download dialog opens to the download folder and if I save the file elsewhere the next download opens to the folder where saved the last file. This is the behavior that I want in ff 104. How can I set that up?

Asked by markf442 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Unable to find "Move to <display-name>" option under "Window" menu item on macOS

I am unable to find Move to <display-name> option under Windows menu item. It is available for almost all other apps (inbuilt/ downloaded) i use everyday and wonder… (read more)

I am unable to find Move to <display-name> option under Windows menu item. It is available for almost all other apps (inbuilt/ downloaded) i use everyday and wondered why. I use it considerably to move around windows according to priority. I miss this on Firefox. I searched for customizing but did not find much help online.

I am a dev with an external monitor, used Firefox on windows, and recently switched to Firefox on Macbook m1. Including me, I guess there would be many more who would love this on Firefox. Can anyone help on this ?

Attached images for reference.

Asked by Uday 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Kiosk capability like old Mkiosk add-on? Need suggestions

Ending in 52.X, one of the old add-ons called mkiosk was really wonderful. It had all sorts of configurable options including one that was critical to my free application… (read more)

Ending in 52.X, one of the old add-ons called mkiosk was really wonderful. It had all sorts of configurable options including one that was critical to my free application of Firefox-ESR used by some non-profits. That feature was a timeout such that if the user walked away while not in the "home" web page, a configurable parameter returned firefox to that "home" page. I have not found this feature anywhere else. Unfortunately, installing 52.X on a standalone current bullseye version for the Raspberry Pi is turning out to be problematic. Is there any way to resolve this issue?

Some ideas: 1) Find out how to make Firefox accept an obsolete add-on 2) Fins out how to tell with an external program what page Firefox is on and by periodically polling it, kill and restart Firefox if the time on that page exceeds a certain limit. On the old mkiosk, I set 5 minutes.

Any help here? I'm not a json person so even editing the old mkiosk is beyond me.

Asked by jpezz 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago