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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 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

How do i modify Clear Recent History's entries for time to add 5 minutes or 1 minute?

i need to know how to edit the firefox list of "clear recent history" items to add 5 minute and 1 minute options or where i can submit a feature request, or bug request a… (read more)

i need to know how to edit the firefox list of "clear recent history" items to add 5 minute and 1 minute options or where i can submit a feature request, or bug request as every feature is a bug and every bug a feature

Asked by Frogz 3 hours ago

Change browser width with keyboard only

Is it possible to use the keyboard only to adjust the width of the browser window? In other words, is there an alternative to clicking and dragging the mouse to change th… (read more)

Is it possible to use the keyboard only to adjust the width of the browser window? In other words, is there an alternative to clicking and dragging the mouse to change the browser size?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by rebecca28 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Revoke mandatory extension permission

Is it possible to revoke 'tabs' permission from an addon that grants it by default? I modified the script provided here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/12570… (read more)

Is it possible to revoke 'tabs' permission from an addon that grants it by default?

I modified the script provided here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1257097), I got a successful message but permission is still there.

browser.permissions.getAll().then(resp => {

 if (resp.permissions.length == 0){
   console.log('There are no permissions for this extension');
 } else {
   if (resp.permissions.includes('tabs')){
     console.log('Attempting to remove "tabs" permission --');
     browser.permissions.remove({permissions: ["tabs"]}).then(msg => {
       console.log('Removal successful (' + msg + ')');}).catch(err => {
       console.log('Problem: ' + err)});
   } else {
     console.log('Did not find the "tabs" permission, but found these: [' + resp.permissions.join(',') + ']');
   }
 }

});

thanks

Asked by suman55 5 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 hours ago

Settings: Downloads: "Always ask you where to save" function is not working in the last few versions

Good day Even though my settings is set for "always ask ..", in the latest Firefox versions all files are automatically saved to "Downloads" on my hard drive. Could you p… (read more)

Good day

Even though my settings is set for "always ask ..", in the latest Firefox versions all files are automatically saved to "Downloads" on my hard drive. Could you please rectify this error?

Regards

George

Asked by George 6 hours ago

how to open new link in a new tab browser

For years I have been using Firefox. If I clicked on a hyperlink in any of my programs, Outlook messages, websites etc, Firefox opened a new tab. That behaviour has sud… (read more)

For years I have been using Firefox. If I clicked on a hyperlink in any of my programs, Outlook messages, websites etc, Firefox opened a new tab. That behaviour has suddenly stopped for websites including this one occasionally. It seems to still work for Outlook. Has Firefox changed its policy?

The advice on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283295 is to edit browser.link.open_newwindow (3) 1:current tab; 2:new window; 3:new tab; But that is already set to 3.

What other settings might work? And why has this been changed?

Asked by cvhorie 4 months ago

Last reply by Heidi M Taylor 7 hours ago

auto fast scrolling randomly

no ryme or reason that i have found. not a continuous issue, works normal 3 hours, next minute boom takes off immediately to bottom, if i reverse direction action will st… (read more)

no ryme or reason that i have found. not a continuous issue, works normal 3 hours, next minute boom takes off immediately to bottom, if i reverse direction action will stop, then i drag bar back upward where it took off. I have replaced batteries in mouse thinking low voltage, not this issue, on-screen cursor will stop/n start or to me acts like too many other background apps running using all bandwidth or ram = low batt voltage =replace batt problem solved. scrolling issue does seem to happen more often in overnight hours, hard to say definitively, MS is no help, after reading 9 pg. of community scrolling issues mine is diff. no issues of randomly, this has been happening for awhile 2yrs maybe more. its the random part that confuses me, i gone threw all mouse settings on/off n firefox, windows, HP, no fix, no error, very odd, i have changed wireless mouses, i dont think i've tried a corded one, after this i will, just gotta find it. HP laptop; Gear Head MPT3200RED mouse;HDMI cord to 42" Sanyo LED TV; ANKER USB w/4 xtra slots; I never touch laptop lid is closed all time, multiple screen switch on. Its very annoying only one indention roll of wheel, one line selected in win settings, mouse receiver plugged into laptop which is approximately 6 ft. away max. there will be days works perfectly normal, n then this evening started again, probly been week maybe, i'm gonna start keeping track of every factor i can think off date, time, website, tabs active, extension s on/active eg. just now tubi going threw my list which is very long page, 6 dvd picture lines down boom takes off just caught it around line 20 outta 150 lines maybe, heres thot, internet access threw verizon hotspot using tether hi speed cable connected to Galaxy S9, if web page not fully loaded thats when action starts, once it starts doesnt matter then random part kicks in, i can restart cpu, or disconnect S9 for minute , sometimes that helps, but not always. oh. i also use onscreen keyboard to type...suks...this Q has taken over hour to type as i click one letter at a time to spell words, my hand n index finger cramping. any thots you can think of wud be most appreciated , i'll do my best at documenting incidents , thnx vic

Asked by oetkbtytr 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 7 hours ago

How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

Hello Team, Firefox does not play well with how you customize keyboard shortcuts on Mac i.e. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts. By default … (read more)

Hello Team,

Firefox does not play well with how you customize keyboard shortcuts on Mac i.e. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.

By default - Move Cursor to Address Bar - Cmd+L Bookmark this Page - Cmd+D

I would like to switch these two shortcuts but there does not seem to be any way. Please help me out.

Thanks, Naman

Asked by Naman Bansal 1 day ago

Last reply by Dropa 14 hours ago

Firefox and thunderbird: invisible dropdown menus / missing overlay planes

Hi all, due to the occurring problem I cannot select topic to describe best my type of question: Description of fault: Using Open Suse Leap current version 15.3 (KDE) wi… (read more)

Hi all, due to the occurring problem I cannot select topic to describe best my type of question:

Description of fault: Using Open Suse Leap current version 15.3 (KDE) with all patches installed (zypper dup: no action required) In either thunderbird and firefox application (but e.g. not in dolphin or k3b or gimp...) I have following problem: When pressing any entry in File ... View... bar I do not get a visible dropdown menu to chose from Firefox specific: When I try to use a bookmark folder in the bookmark bar there is no visible dropdown menu to chose from When I try to chose from a dropdown menu inside the content of a web site i will get no visible feedback at all.

BUT: when I want to chose a bookmark that should appear in a dropdown list and I move the mouse to that remembered position I see in the lower left corner the bookmark's address and I can chose it! The same happens with the dropdown menus from the the File.... View... Help line. I am able to chose a command once I remember where to point to.

So I guess all what is missing is the overlay plane where the menu contents reside.

This problem occurs in 95% of the time I use both applications, BUT there are 5% of the time where everything works like a charm. I have no idea what i do differently in that usage. Whenever Firefox works normal, also thunderbird does. Is it somehow a KDE releated problem?

How can I fix that problem? Any hints?

Thank you

Johannes

Asked by schjo 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 17 hours ago

Where do I find the Instructions for Snip & Sketch Snip?

I would like to remove some of the border on a 'clip' that I saved from the Internet. So I downloaded Snip & Sketch Snip, and now there is the 'SSS' button on my des… (read more)

I would like to remove some of the border on a 'clip' that I saved from the Internet. So I downloaded Snip & Sketch Snip, and now there is the 'SSS' button on my desk top. Now all I need are some instructions that tells me how to use it! Where are they hidden?

Asked by warp4dennis 1 day ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 day ago

Differentiate from browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent and adding new tab with Plus button

Hi, for me the most intuitive behavior for creating new tabs is to insert after current when using the keyboard shortcut, and inserting at the end when clicking the plus … (read more)

Hi, for me the most intuitive behavior for creating new tabs is to insert after current when using the keyboard shortcut, and inserting at the end when clicking the plus sign at the end of the row. I'm making the switch from Chrome and the Open New Tab Here extension enables this distinction. Curious if there's an existing solution, or would an additional config setting be required?

Asked by dannyraypernik 1 day ago

Last reply by dannyraypernik 1 day ago

start up popup unwanted

Hi, Could someone tells me how to deactivate the startup popup upon each firefox start which says (translated) "thanks this is 100th version of firefox, start navigation"… (read more)

Hi, Could someone tells me how to deactivate the startup popup upon each firefox start which says (translated) "thanks this is 100th version of firefox, start navigation", or is it to stay until the 1000th annniversary ? Thanks

Asked by web55 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Page jumps to the top after refresh

Good day. My use case is the following. I use Firefox Developer Edition for developing websites. Usually the development happens on a certain part of the page. Most of th… (read more)

Good day.

My use case is the following. I use Firefox Developer Edition for developing websites. Usually the development happens on a certain part of the page. Most of the times it is not on the top of the page, so you have to scroll down to it.

Sometimes when the page is refreshed a jump to the top happens. So then I need to scroll down again. It takes a lot of time and concentration away if it happens dozens of times a day.

It often happens after I did some changes to the files on the page. It usually does not happen when I refresh the page a couple of times (when I purpously want to reproduce this problem).

I did try running Firefox in Safe mode, but it didn't help.

What can be done to fix this problem on my side? Is this a bug in Firefox itself?

Asked by vasart 1 week ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 days ago

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Anyone else lose Dashlane with every Firefox update?

Seems as if Firefox is updating every other day lately. I have Dashlane on my tool bar, and it seems to freeze/disable after every update. When I open Dashlane separate… (read more)

Seems as if Firefox is updating every other day lately. I have Dashlane on my tool bar, and it seems to freeze/disable after every update. When I open Dashlane separately in the browser and log in, it congratulates me on installing it on a new device. What is Firefox changing with its updates that makes my computer look different to Dashlane? I cannot find the Dashlane version running but I do have it on automatically update.

Asked by shubunkinarts 3 days ago

Answered by shubunkinarts 2 days ago

Reorder URL bar Suggestions

Is there any way to reorder the URL bar back to how it used to be in older versions of firefox? It doesn't make any sense to prioritise google search over bookmarks. Is i… (read more)

Is there any way to reorder the URL bar back to how it used to be in older versions of firefox?

It doesn't make any sense to prioritise google search over bookmarks.

Is it possible to go to the older style where search is at the bottom and only becomes the priority match when nothing else can be found.

"Search suggestions" are disabled. Autofill is also disabled. The problem also occurs on a fresh install inside a VM, so I doubt it has anything to do with userchrome/about:config

Thanks.

Asked by FatHead 3 days ago

Last reply by FatHead 2 days ago