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Disable automatic download when browsing

How do I stop firefox from automatically downloading files from the internet when I click on them - without even asking me if I want to download them in the first place. … (read more)

How do I stop firefox from automatically downloading files from the internet when I click on them - without even asking me if I want to download them in the first place. In "Applications", selecting "Always Ask" in "Choose how firefox handles files etc" does not work. Firefox never asks. If it cannot be disabled, I will have to stop using Firefox.

Asked by whellebrand 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Firefox won't let me choose where to save PDFs

Firefox has the option to "choose where to save files to" on its options, which I have activated. It works for pretty much every file format/extension EXCEPT PDFs. When I… (read more)

Firefox has the option to "choose where to save files to" on its options, which I have activated. It works for pretty much every file format/extension EXCEPT PDFs. When I open a PDF on Firefox, it is automatically saved to the downloads folder, overriding my own settings. This is pretty annoying, I wondered if there was a way to choose individually like I do for all my other files.

Asked by Korodai 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Turn off middle click close tab function

While using firefox with mac trackpad or magic mouse it's really easy to accidentally middle click to a tab and close it. It's really frustrating to loose a tab. I guess … (read more)

While using firefox with mac trackpad or magic mouse it's really easy to accidentally middle click to a tab and close it. It's really frustrating to loose a tab. I guess it wouldn't be so hard to put an option to disable that function. That would make life so much easier. And there are LOTS of requests for the same thing in this site many of them more than years old.

Asked by Durul 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

How do I pin web pages to the Firefox New Tab screen?

I've searched the internet and Mozilla help pages to no avail, although I thought this was a very simple question. Using Windows 11 on a laptop. Appreciate any help. … (read more)

I've searched the internet and Mozilla help pages to no avail, although I thought this was a very simple question. Using Windows 11 on a laptop. Appreciate any help.

Asked by Lindsay13Graham 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

How to have the search bar always selected after opening new tab?

Hello, there's something about new tabs that's been annoying me for a while now. Whenever I open a new tab to search either with Ctrl+N or"+" icon, I have to manually cl… (read more)

Hello, there's something about new tabs that's been annoying me for a while now.

Whenever I open a new tab to search either with Ctrl+N or"+" icon, I have to manually click on the search bar, or do ctrl + L. I don't know if this has always been the case, but I often find myself opening a new tab, entering the query, and then realizing that the search bar wasn't selected and then begrudgingly having to re-enter the query.

I wonder if there's a setting in about:config that enables the search bar to always be selected whenever I open a new tab; if so, please let me know.

Thanks for your time!

Asked by arthur.gaudefroy 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

How to change the number of tabs scrolling left-right with mouse wheel when number of opened tabs is more

Hi, There are almost 30+ opened tabs in my firefox at any given time. So I scroll over them using muse wheel. But for each notch of mouse wheel scroll, almost 6~7 tabs m… (read more)

Hi,

There are almost 30+ opened tabs in my firefox at any given time. So I scroll over them using muse wheel. But for each notch of mouse wheel scroll, almost 6~7 tabs move left/right.

I would like change this number to 1 tab per notch of mouse wheel scroll.

Is this possible through editing any flags?

Thanks

Asked by td78 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Allow certain extensions to run only in private windows

I want certain extensions to be able to run in private windows, but not in normal windows. For example, I would browse normally without a VPN extension, and when I open a… (read more)

I want certain extensions to be able to run in private windows, but not in normal windows. For example, I would browse normally without a VPN extension, and when I open a private window, the VPN extension would be enabled.

Asked by Strong Sand 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Restore pocket to home page on mac

When I upgraded my Firefox, in Mac iOS, the pocket add-on is not on the new tab page. I’ve tried about. Dot config and have not found a way to restore pocket on the new … (read more)

When I upgraded my Firefox, in Mac iOS, the pocket add-on is not on the new tab page. I’ve tried about. Dot config and have not found a way to restore pocket on the new tab page.

Asked by Constance Simo 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

Change Firefox movement keybinds/shortcuts

You can't change Firefox keybinds from within settings. Please can someone direct me to a resource that details each step in achieving this, without need to install an ex… (read more)

You can't change Firefox keybinds from within settings. Please can someone direct me to a resource that details each step in achieving this, without need to install an extension. Currently "Ctrl + Win + Left Arrow/Right Arrow" moves between tabs for me, however I use vertical tabs, so would like to use "Ctrl + Win + Up Arrow/Down Arrow" instead.

Asked by Ostrich 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 2 weeks ago

how to create a new language pack & dictionary for a language not yet in Firefox's list of languages

Hello, I am a linguist working for the national language commission of the Marshall Islands. This country's national and official language, Marshallese, is not in the… (read more)

Hello,

I am a linguist working for the national language commission of the Marshall Islands.

This country's national and official language, Marshallese, is not in the list of Firefox's languages to add the Settings menu. I have Googled extensively and searched within the Mozilla site about how to add a new language to this list, but without success. All the results are about changing/selecting a language that is on the list, but I want to add to the list with a language that is not on the list right now.

Could you please refer some office / person at Mozilla to approach in order to go about creating a language pack / dictionary? Or is there some web resource I have missed?

I can do some coding, and I believe I am capable of writing any software needed for these programs. And if I can't do it, I can hire consultants/contractors.

If government / official permission is needed, I can get this too.

I would really like to know what to do in order to get the Marshallese language added to the list of available languages in Firefox.

Many Thanks, N.W.

Asked by Nikolas Willson 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

Pin extensions to toolbar.

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more? This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it. Tiny URL is mo… (read more)

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more?

This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it.

Tiny URL is more useful than the rather silly 'Pocket' which just seems to be a page full of adverts

Asked by Joan Kemp 3 months ago

Last reply by redss 2 weeks ago

How can I permanently turn off Firefox's "update available" pop-up reminder?

I use Firefox version 103, the old version that is perfectly compatible with an extension I always use. I love this old version, and I don't want to update it to the new … (read more)

I use Firefox version 103, the old version that is perfectly compatible with an extension I always use. I love this old version, and I don't want to update it to the new version. But the update reminder pops up many times everyday. it's so annoying. I used "about config" to turn it off (see photo 2); it works a bit, but the popup still there once daily after the configuration. I want to turn it off permanently. Is there any way to do it? Thank you very much!!

Asked by wongbouwing 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 2 weeks ago

Can someone help me understand what messing with image.http.accept to get other image formats would do?

I am trying to download the original version of an image, not the re-compressed webp version (Yes, I know some websites only have a webp format image, but I am specifical… (read more)

I am trying to download the original version of an image, not the re-compressed webp version (Yes, I know some websites only have a webp format image, but I am specifically talking about sites where I can flat out see .jpg or .png in the URL but it's forcing a recompressed webp version on me instead, reddit itself is one of those sites that does this, I cam flat out see the url ending in .jpg or .png, and then a lot of other gibberish after which if I make any changes to breaks the image, and if I leave as-is forces a webp version. Wikia sites are another that do this.). A lot of what I Google on how to do this is not relevant anymore, telling me to modify a setting that no longer exists, add a variable to the URL that no longer works, or install a plugin that does not seem to work anymore and might be a security risk.

The one thing that seems to work is going to the image.http.accept setting and putting in "*/*". Problem is, I have no idea what exactly this is doing, and it looks like to me that I am somehow telling it just allow everything, which worries me if it can be a security risk or something. Can someone help me understand what exactly I am doing when I modify this setting like this and if it's a security risk to do so?

Asked by Cyber_Akuma 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

can't pin add-ons to toolbar

Hi. I can't access my add-ons that I installed. When I click on the extensions icon it doesn't open that little menu like it does for other people, but it takes me to 'ab… (read more)

Hi. I can't access my add-ons that I installed. When I click on the extensions icon it doesn't open that little menu like it does for other people, but it takes me to 'about:addons' in a new tab. I also want to pin my addons to my toolbar which is also not working. Please help me out

Asked by Ludwig 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Adding and keeping the Gramerly extension in Firefox

How do I add and keep the Gramerly extension in Firefox browser? I have added it many times but it often just disappears for some reason. I'm sure this happens just to pi… (read more)

How do I add and keep the Gramerly extension in Firefox browser? I have added it many times but it often just disappears for some reason. I'm sure this happens just to piss me off, but perhaps there is a way I can get it going again. Please advise. Thank you!

Asked by advisor720 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

Keyboard repetition issues

Good evening. Since a few days (since installed ver 124) I'm unable to use the "repeatability" from keyboard. I couldn't find any adjustment option in configuration to ma… (read more)

Good evening. Since a few days (since installed ver 124) I'm unable to use the "repeatability" from keyboard. I couldn't find any adjustment option in configuration to manage this. I tried outside (with other programs) and it works fine. Maybe its me, that I'm missing some adjustment. Would you guide me about this, please? Thanks in advance!

Orlando Sposto

PD: OS: Linux ver 22.04 Browser: obviously Firefox version 124.0.1 64bits machine achitecture: Pentium i7 Main problem: when in X, repetition is null or very slow. Regards.

Asked by osposto 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

"Inspect" settings don't change to English

I have now changed the language of my Firefox Browser to English. And indeed the main menu is now in English. But when I click with the right mouse button on an empty spa… (read more)

I have now changed the language of my Firefox Browser to English. And indeed the main menu is now in English. But when I click with the right mouse button on an empty space and then choose "Inspect" to access the expert settings these settings are still in the previous language and haven't changed to English. What can I do?

Asked by Patrick Casiano Santiago 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago