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How can I change URL Bar settings back after FF83 update? Bookmarks & History show up inside URL bar. Also have to click twice when switching between search engines

After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, h… (read more)

  • After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, how can I change this back?)
  • Additional settings for the URL bar show up (as they should) after I go to a new website. Usually these options are always there (Picture 2) However, all these options disappear (Picture 3) as soon as I type anything in the URL bar and these settings won't return until I open a new tab and go to a website.
  • Lastly, when switching between search engines I know have to click the search engine and then also click enter to complete the switch. (I know this can be 'solved' shift+clicking, but I would prefer for it not to take an extra action and revert back the old pre FF-83 way)

Does anyone have any how I can change it back? - Either by reverting back to FF82, or by using about:config

Asked by Jimi_107 5 days ago

Last reply by Jimi_107 4 days ago

How to change firefox narrator voice for TTS?

I'm testing a new html5 app that uses TTS. It works on Chrome, but Firefox's voice is strange and I really need to figure out how to change it. Firefox reads the text alo… (read more)

I'm testing a new html5 app that uses TTS. It works on Chrome, but Firefox's voice is strange and I really need to figure out how to change it.

Firefox reads the text aloud, it just has a strange english/spanish(?) accent, making it hard to understand. How do I change this voice or set it to use my devices default voice instead, or at the very least, change to an american english voice instead of a spanish(?)english voice?

In the confg settings it show voice as { "default": "automatic" } but I can't find a list of voices/options to change this.

The only extension I have is lastpass.

Any ideas?

Asked by Deman 6 days ago

Customizing FF for educational environment

Hello all Please someone kindly help me: I need to customize the lovely Firefox for our environment, I'm making a list to do it once and make a backup to mass restore to … (read more)

Hello all Please someone kindly help me:

I need to customize the lovely Firefox for our environment, I'm making a list to do it once and make a backup to mass restore to all PCs, so I need description of these commands to set in "about:config":

1st is there a full description list of config commands inside "about:config"?

2nd, I only have SSDs and don't want FF to cache any file on disk, need to cache them all on memory (have 64GB of 3200 MHz memory, so faster to store on RAM and save SSDs from intensive read/writes, what items shall I set in "about:config"?

3rd I found an article on howtogeek to make the privacy settings safe, setting all items here are safe? devtools.onboarding.telemetry.logged = false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled = false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry = false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry = false browser.ping-centre.telemetry = false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun = false toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.unified = false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun = false toolkit.telemetry.unified = false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled = false devtools.onboarding.telemetry.logged = false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled = false datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled = false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled = false datareporting.sessions.current.clean = true datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled = false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled = false datareporting.sessions.current.clean = true

Thanks all

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Voice selection in reader view

Greetings everyone, I'd like to add more voices to the "listen" function in reader view. I'm on a Win10 system and have some other (English) voices installed. However, th… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

I'd like to add more voices to the "listen" function in reader view.

I'm on a Win10 system and have some other (English) voices installed. However, they won't show in the pull-down menu (see screenshot).

How do I get these voices to work in reader view!

Thanks in advance!

Asked by tripdesign 6 days ago

Memory Cache

Hey this page is talking about 64MB of memory, my God what's wrong there?! http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.memory.capacity For 64GB how much to set? And how much … (read more)

Hey this page is talking about 64MB of memory, my God what's wrong there?!

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.memory.capacity

For 64GB how much to set? And how much is the maximum value?

Also, what happens to offline contents? Those cant be saved to memory! Thanks

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Ebay and Amazon earches resurrect after relaunch

Hello dear Mozilla community! I've faced an issue with search engines configuration for Firefox on macOS. I'm doing the following: Removing all but one One-Click Search… (read more)

Hello dear Mozilla community!

I've faced an issue with search engines configuration for Firefox on macOS. I'm doing the following:

  1. Removing all but one One-Click Search Engines, leaving only one engine in the list (currently my preference is DuckDuckGo): https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-41-395a2a.png or https://imgur.com/DKqvzZ9
  2. When I type search request in the address bar I'm seeing nice and clean search suggestions from Search Provider of my choice: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-13-a8d46c.png or https://imgur.com/a/slivHlF
  3. Close Firefox
  4. (not sure what other conditions needed)
  5. Open Firefox
  6. When typing search request in the address bar I see that Amazon and Ebay options are back and a suggestion line "This time, search with ..." as added by firefox: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-02-4a25db.png or https://imgur.com/vjq0NCf
  7. In the preference I see that those two searches (Ebay and Amazon) were automatically re-added to One-Click Search Engines: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-11-17-04-32-23-91dd1d.png or https://imgur.com/ibnlzLS

That issue is happening to me across different versions of firefox and isn't new. I've been seeing it for a few month hoping that to resolve in a newer versions. But as of right now I'm on 82.0.3 (64-bit) and the issue is still there.

It's a bit annoying as I have to my preferences literally every time I need to restart Firefox (which is especially annoying to do right after restarting FF to switch to a newer version).

Any suggestions and help is welcome!

Best regards, Serhii.

Asked by Serhii 6 days ago

Settings Question

Hello Please kindly advise what these properties do in about:config: browser.newtabpage.storageVersion (and 0 is valid?) extensions.pendingOperations extensions.ui.dictio… (read more)

Hello Please kindly advise what these properties do in about:config:

browser.newtabpage.storageVersion (and 0 is valid?) extensions.pendingOperations extensions.ui.dictionary.hidden

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Home page settings

I have my homepage set to open up 4 different tabs when I start Firefox. When I have Firefox open, and I am finished browsing various sites I want to return to my home pa… (read more)

I have my homepage set to open up 4 different tabs when I start Firefox. When I have Firefox open, and I am finished browsing various sites I want to return to my home page and close all tabs not related to the home page settings without closing the browser. However, clicking the home page icon merely opens up the home page tabs, while leaving all existing tabs open. Microsoft Edge does not do this. How can I set Firefox to do it the same way Edge does it?

Asked by pastorbob62 6 days ago

Search engine shortcuts in address bar

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition,… (read more)

I have noticed that when I type "!g" in front of my search string in the address bar, the search is done with google despite using a different search engine. In addition, almost every letter on the keyboard will search a particular domain. For example, "!r" searches through reddit.

The weird thing is that I cannot find any documentation of this anywhere, and I cannot find any settings on this anywhere. The only similar thing is being able to use "@" with a custom keyword that has been previously set in the "search engines" menu in the settings. But this menu is limited and it is difficult to add search engines to it, as it requires you to visit that website, find the green plus sign in the tiny looking glass icon on the search bar next to the address bar, and click it and add the search engine. Then you can customize the keyword and then you can use, for example "@w" for example, to search wikipedia. But not every website gives you the option to add their search engine. For example,visiting Reddit results in no green plus sign over the looking glass icon in the search bar next to the address bar, despite the fact that "!r" works just fine.

So this is all very confusing, I hope someone can tell me what is going on. Thanks.

Asked by ZPERO 5 days ago

Auto-scroll webpage while on the backgroud

Hi, I need to do some big extraction of instagram for my sociology thesis, for this I need to scroll down multiple opened webpages at the same time. In Firefox I know the… (read more)

Hi,

I need to do some big extraction of instagram for my sociology thesis, for this I need to scroll down multiple opened webpages at the same time.

In Firefox I know the auto-scroll feature with the middle of the mouse, but I need something like that that works in the background and stay still while I work in other pages.

Do you know a way to do it?

Asked by AleDpR 5 days ago

Firefox updated and extensions won't work

Firefox updated and logged me out of everything. That wasn't a huge problem, but I'm concerned that the Midnight Lizard plugin is no longer working. It shows that it is e… (read more)

Firefox updated and logged me out of everything. That wasn't a huge problem, but I'm concerned that the Midnight Lizard plugin is no longer working. It shows that it is enabled and active on my browser, but it is not actually working. Any tips to fix this?

Asked by mmarket 5 days ago

Restoring profile manager / all old profiles

Switched to a new PC and can not get "profile manager " to show all my old profiles.I had a tech friend show me an easy way to do it before but can not remember.Had 6 Dif… (read more)

Switched to a new PC and can not get "profile manager " to show all my old profiles.I had a tech friend show me an easy way to do it before but can not remember.Had 6 Different profiles now just the one.HELP !

Asked by cjusticeart 5 days ago

Zoom Scheduler extension has stopped working despite Firefox refresh

The Zoom Scheduler extension for Firefox used to work fine and was really helpful when I need to schedule Zoom meetings for work. Around Oct 8, it stopped working and giv… (read more)

The Zoom Scheduler extension for Firefox used to work fine and was really helpful when I need to schedule Zoom meetings for work. Around Oct 8, it stopped working and gives the error "Schedule meeting failed. Please try again." when I use the "Make it a Zoom meeting" button in Google Calendar or "Schedule a Meeting" in the extension button.

I tried going through Zoom support and they eventually said they would escalate the case to their engineers, but other people have confirmed that the extension still works with Firefox and I'm starting to suspect it is something wrong with my installation or my computer or something.

Here are the things I've tried:

  • Uninstalled the extension and added it back
  • Made sure there is only 1 Google account added and that I'm logged in to it
  • Refreshed Firefox
  • Reinstalled Firefox
  • Removed FF profiles and reinstalling
  • Tested the Zoom extension in Chrome (yes, it works there)
  • Set popups to not be blocked
  • Cannot test in Safe Mode since the problem is with an extension, but at this point the Zoom extension is the only one installed
  • Looked at what happens in the console when I try to use the Zoom extension (unfortunately I don't understand what these lines mean): https://www.screencast.com/t/eg53k7KcRu
  • One more clue or possibly red herring: I also had problems recently using the LastPass extension where you are supposed to be able to export all your passwords, it is supposed to pop up a window but instead got stuck in a loop of requesting my master password

Asked by carolyn9 5 days ago

how to enlarge menu bar at top for visually impaired?

My vision is getting worse as I get older and I would like to increase the size of the menu bar. Is that possible? The body can be enlarged with the zoom option but that … (read more)

My vision is getting worse as I get older and I would like to increase the size of the menu bar. Is that possible? The body can be enlarged with the zoom option but that does not increase the size of the bars at the top of the screen. Is it possible to do this? Thank you for your help.

Asked by kenots 4 days ago

firefox38.4 with mp4 video

I found when I upload mp4 video to confluence by media macro, it can not shown in firefox 38.4 browser, but can be shown in google chrome brower. Is there suggestion for … (read more)

I found when I upload mp4 video to confluence by media macro, it can not shown in firefox 38.4 browser, but can be shown in google chrome brower. Is there suggestion for the condition ? Thanks a lot. Additional information: I know I can update firefox version to solve the problem, but because some program must use firefox 38.4 version, is there suggestion for 38.4 setting for mp4 video?

Asked by 耀彰 5 days ago

Last reply by 耀彰 4 days ago

Enlarged URL search bar

For ages now I have been using about:config to stop the URL bar becoming bigger when you click it in (see attached image), but my Firefox automatically updated yesterday … (read more)

For ages now I have been using about:config to stop the URL bar becoming bigger when you click it in (see attached image), but my Firefox automatically updated yesterday and I no longer have the option to stop this from happening. As well as becoming bigger when you click in it, the thing I find most annoying is that it automatically enlarges and flashes the cursor in the search bar when you click the new tab button, which I don't want as I mostly open a new tab to use the bookmark bar so have no need of the search bar at the point. Is there any way to stop this happening, please? I've been through loads of the options on about:config that used to work but seemingly no longer! I find it such a nuisance and just want it gone - any ideas?

Asked by olivia5 4 days ago

opening a link in one tab

Hi, Firefox rearranged my options/settings, it's probably easy to set up,but I do not know how to do it. To the point. I searches for something in browser, I click on th… (read more)

Hi, Firefox rearranged my options/settings, it's probably easy to set up,but I do not know how to do it. To the point. I searches for something in browser, I click on the link ...and a new tab opens for me. Now browsing the internet, I have a million open and unnecessary tabs. I DON'T LIKE IT. How can i set it up as i had before i.e. clicking on the link, the page opened in the same tab and window??? I could use the buttons: go back to the previous page, or go to the next page.

Asked by darkknife543 4 days ago

Themes

Hi everyone. Im new on Firefox so i dont understand how to make a theme for it. Not the theme of the Tabs menu, but the main Tab when u create a new one. Is that possible… (read more)

Hi everyone. Im new on Firefox so i dont understand how to make a theme for it. Not the theme of the Tabs menu, but the main Tab when u create a new one. Is that possible, like on chrome that lags a lot nowadays?

Asked by Vladislav Roman 4 days ago