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expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Customizing headers and footers for printing.

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this.… (read more)

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this. I don't know if it was a recent update or what but I am using Windows 10 Home. Please help so I don't have to find a new browser.

Asked by themills98 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Adblock Plus - is it safe? Why Mozilla doesn't recommended it? I used it in the past some years ago but now I am scary about safety

Dear Community, I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install th… (read more)

Dear Community,

I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install this extension my firefox will be check hashsum for the files of this extension automatically? Or maybe public key of the organization/company who created Adblock Plus extension? How it is work? Can you tell me? I hope that people from Mozilla now read this and can answer for my question. This is very important for me.

Next question is to Adblock Plus extension. I can read this information: "This add-on is not actively monitored for security by Mozilla. Make sure you trust it before installing" so my question is why Mozilla don't recommended this extension? This extension now use 6,678,297 people so this is huge count. It is possible that this extension is not safe and these people now use malicious software? Why on dedicated website for this extension I can't see company name? Why this company is not verified by Mozilla? So my sugestion for people from Mozilla is to change this and check this extension or maybe add some information on website for this extension.

So I should install this extension? My friend use this on Google Chrome and he recommended me this software but I don't know if this is exatcly the same version. Maybe Chrome has verified Adblock Plus software and this is safe but Mozilla didn't verified this and this can be dangerous software because this can be not exactly the same version?

Next question is to adblocker. Why Mozilla can't make their own software to block all annoying ads and due to fight with malware? Example Opera browser have own buil-in adblocker. Why firefox can't do this? Maybe people from Mozilla should do this? This can be helpful because if this can be happen I will be not install any 3rd party software for firefox anymore and I will be safe. Maybe I can send somehow this suggestion to people from Firefox?

I hope that you can help me.

Yours faithfully, Peter

Asked by Peter 1 year ago

Last reply by Peter 1 year ago

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until yesterday, Firefox had the same to toolbar settings as everything else. Then YOU updated me and the toolbar now only has HORRIBLE appearance. How to turn the clock back and use the Windows settings for everything?

until yesterday, Firefox had the same to toolbar settings as everything else. Then YOU updated me and the toolbar now only has HORRIBLE appearance. How to turn the clock … (read more)

until yesterday, Firefox had the same to toolbar settings as everything else. Then YOU updated me and the toolbar now only has HORRIBLE appearance. How to turn the clock back and use the Windows settings for everything?

Asked by rweeksy 1 year ago

Last reply by Nick 10 months ago

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Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Last reply by 777bb 8 months ago

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Home page login

I have Brisbane Times (BT) as my home page on Firefox (which is my main browser). Since I installed the latest version of FF, I have to login manually (not automatically… (read more)

I have Brisbane Times (BT) as my home page on Firefox (which is my main browser). Since I installed the latest version of FF, I have to login manually (not automatically) to BT and having done so when I close an article it logs me out of BT. Firefox asks of if I want to make FF my home browser. I see that BT is one of my saved logins but this logging out etc is something that did not happen with the older version of FF. So please how do I permanently make FF my home browser and how do I get it to remember my login on BT when I flick between articles?

Asked by barnesjk 7 months ago

Last reply by barnesjk 7 months ago

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My omnibox is just permanently broken for it seems one website.

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931> In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing … (read more)

This was the original thread <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363425#answer-1471931>

In short, to summarize the original issue, one day after clearing my 'recent history' 100% once, gmail.com never ever became autofilled again. I can't get it to show up, no matter what.

I even refreshed firefox, still didn't help, sadly. The only thing left is to uninstall FF but that's a headache I don't want to do. and there's no guarantee that it would work.

Tried disabling all my extensions except for the most obviously fine ones like momentum. Didn't seem to help. <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1176553> This guy had the EXACT same problem I had. So I followed through these suggestions. Didn't help.

1. Does anyone know what the right keywords for this would be if I want to google others who have similar issues? Looks like I can only just hope other people have the solution. But I've googled things like firefox not suggesting history in omnibox search. Hasn't come up with anything that worked yet.

Asked by marshall929 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

Firefox 97 os/system print dialog

Hi, how do we set Firefox 97 to use the os/system print dialog? Before Firefox 97 we could change these settings in about:config: print.tab_modal.enabled = false widget.u… (read more)

Hi, how do we set Firefox 97 to use the os/system print dialog?

Before Firefox 97 we could change these settings in about:config:

print.tab_modal.enabled = false widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal = true

But they are both gone now.

There is now widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.print, which is an integer (2 by default).

But no matter what integer it is set to, we still don't get the os/system print dialog.

We are using Arch Linux, but we don't expect that to be of any importance -- after all, it worked before Firefox 97.

Thanks for your time :o)

Asked by johnny1000 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Set the old Print Dialog Window as the default

How can I restore my old system print dialog window as my default, instead of getting the horrible new print window that now appears? I have already set both the print.ta… (read more)

How can I restore my old system print dialog window as my default, instead of getting the horrible new print window that now appears? I have already set both the print.tab_modal.enabled preference and the app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled preference to FALSE. This did NOT solve the problem! I knew updating Firefox to version 97 would be a huge mistake, and of course it was. I'm so irritated...

I'm using Windows 10 Professional. Any help greatly appreciated.

Asked by SadFirefoxUser 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Default print system

Firefox automatically updated last night, and once again defaults to its own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only… (read more)

Firefox automatically updated last night, and once again defaults to its own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job -- which wastes a lot of time every time I want to print.

I can't find a setting to choose my system printer dialog box as default. the solutions from last year no longer work (about:config, then tab_mo, then print.tab_modal.enabled, set to false.

Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser because the Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by terry79 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

New Protocol for Saving Files

I imagine this belongs in the customize controls area as it's part of settings that we are supposed to have control over and after messing around and changing everything … (read more)

I imagine this belongs in the customize controls area as it's part of settings that we are supposed to have control over and after messing around and changing everything to ask first I am still unhappy. At least I found the reason for my displeasure after reading about the new release of FF98.

Why did you change the protocol for saving files? Not having that dialog box pop up is very inconvenient. I haven't tried to play any files since FF 98 downloaded to my pc but I bet it's equally as annoying. Please go back to the old way in your next release. Some of us are in the camp of Who Moved My Cheese and we don't like this new change. It's bad enough that I have to deal with black background on menus etc due to the background I chose but this is nuts. Thank you.

Asked by tek360 3 months ago

Last reply by tek360 3 months ago

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After Firefox Update to 100.0, the Theme that I created (JOHN - Light Grey) stopped working properly

Hello dear volunteers (followers), After Firefox Update to 100.0, the Theme that I created (JOHN - Light Grey) stopped working properly. More Specific all drop-down and p… (read more)

Hello dear volunteers (followers),

After Firefox Update to 100.0, the Theme that I created (JOHN - Light Grey) stopped working properly. More Specific all drop-down and pull-down menus have been transformed to a "white" background color, overcoming the initial created one, which was "dark gray".

So I tried to revise (update) my "Theme". But this became impossible.

In Developer Hub, in Theme Generator there was a (pink) frame warning "the following manifest properties that your most recent version upload used in it's manifest are unsupported in this wizard and will be ignored: properties popup popup_text tab_loading So I couldn't edit the theme and even more I can't finish and save any changes. Well, Is there any skilled user to give me a hand ? I would appreciate too much any piece of advice ...

Herewith I attache relevant screenshots.

Thank you in advanced

JOHN HATZITOLIOS'

Asked by rogergr311049 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Need help restoring prior profile settings

Posting on behalf of a user who hit the VPN inbound queue with a question better suited for this forum: The tab bar, toolbar, and address bar placement in my Firefox Desk… (read more)

Posting on behalf of a user who hit the VPN inbound queue with a question better suited for this forum:

The tab bar, toolbar, and address bar placement in my Firefox Desktop browser has recently changed. I have been trying to revert these recent changes as they interrupt my current workflows.

I DO know which prior profile save contains the desired info however, it contains many files and I DO NOT KNOW which files I need for the bars to be restored. If you could provide me the name(s) of the file(s) that holds the bars data, I am probably saved, hopefully saved.

Asked by SUMOsJR 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

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How do I default spellchecker to the primary Mac OS dictionary?

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by … (read more)

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by my computer (Mac OS)? Thanks in advance!

Asked by jwearley 2 years ago

Last reply by jwearley 1 year ago

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Bookmark Toolbar is missing automatically every day !!

A mess! Every day the customized toolbar disappears. And I need to customize again .... This has been going on for some versions (current 84.0.1) And even if you copy the… (read more)

A mess! Every day the customized toolbar disappears. And I need to customize again .... This has been going on for some versions (current 84.0.1) And even if you copy the xulstore.json folder and the entire extensions folder to the profile folder, it doesn't work. Every time I quit Firefox and open it again, I lost all the customization of the toolbar ... I've seen all the posts on support, and nothing solves me ... What can I do? One of the reasons for not abandoning Firefox is its ability to customize with extensions, etc. But everything is lost .... every day !! w10 x 64, Home

Asked by Emmanuel 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Copy Link Icon in the Address Bar

Hello all, I used to have this setting whereby I had an icon at the end of the address bar which I could click on to copy whichever link was current at the time. I reinst… (read more)

Hello all,

I used to have this setting whereby I had an icon at the end of the address bar which I could click on to copy whichever link was current at the time. I reinstalled Firefox or something due to a problem I had and I can't seem to find that option anymore. I can't remember if it was an add-on or an option in Firefox itself as standard.

I'm using Firefox 89.0 on a Mac.

Does anybody know how I can get that icon back?

Thank you.

Asked by Jawzaa 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox 91 looks horrible, restore my layout please

Whomever thinks the look of 91 is great, keep it to yourself, you're making my browser twice as tall as the amount of screen real estate available for it and things are n… (read more)

Whomever thinks the look of 91 is great, keep it to yourself, you're making my browser twice as tall as the amount of screen real estate available for it and things are not fitting inside the window.

Asked by Colin WG 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Reverting Firefox header to something useable; FF91esr

Hi. We have just begun to test Firefox 91esr for an anticipated rollout in October 2021. That's probably going to be optimistic. I'm trying to revert the toolbar and brow… (read more)

Hi.

We have just begun to test Firefox 91esr for an anticipated rollout in October 2021. That's probably going to be optimistic. I'm trying to revert the toolbar and browser style to be an exact replica of the attached image (theme not withstanding).

We surveyed around 250 users and only 2 like the new FF91 toolbar and tabs. So got to go with the 99.9% of people. The userChrome.css file I am using is here: https://pastebin.com/8SFM3i1k

The userContent.css is:

/* Remove color effect filter on autofilled fields */

-moz-autofill {filter: unset !important;}

/* Remove filter on all fields */ input {filter: unset !important;}


I'm getting confused with the naming. We have Photon and is it now Proton? And what I'm trying to get back to is Australis?

Enabled style sheets and I can get the theme working. But when I add the chrome folder and it's contents instead of getting what you see on the attached image I get the default style with the ugly square tabs - the default in v78

I also can't seem to stretch the toolbar vertically. It's too damned compact.

The addons I want to use include new tab homepage, which seems to install but doesn't show in the list of add-ons and doesn't work. Perhaps I should approach the author for that issue.

The reload in the address bar works in 78.13, but in 91 it puts the reload button the on the far right... Another add-on problem for the author.

How do I remove the favorites icon from the address bar?

On webpages there is a settings cog in the top right corner. I'd also like to remove that.

I'm a PC builder, not a coder, so the css is provided by the generosity of other people.

thanks

Asked by citizen1138x 10 months ago

Last reply by citizen1138x 10 months ago

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I can't use the new print modals. What alternatives are available in Thunderbird and Firefox?

I have visually-induced vertigo/supermarket syndrome. I have a hard time aviding accidental scrolling in the new print modals. @#$%^ modals. Because of the accidental sc… (read more)

I have visually-induced vertigo/supermarket syndrome.

I have a hard time aviding accidental scrolling in the new print modals. @#$%^ modals. Because of the accidental scrolling, because they scroll in front of other elements in the same window, and because the modals aren't designed for page down, and because they don't integrate with system-level print options, these don't work for me.

So far I've been using the system print dialogues instead of the Firefox and Thunderbird print modals, but I accidentally updated Thunderbird a few months ago, and lost access to the system print dialogues.

Asked by MarjaE 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago