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Restore old style address bar

Hi, I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following sett… (read more)

Hi,

I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following settings to false;


   browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
   browser.urlbar.update1
   browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
   browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

I'm not sure if something updated between last night's shutdown and this morning's bootup but the ugly giant bar is back again and when I checked those settings in config they're all set to false. I tried toggling them true to false again but I can't get the old style bar back. I don't really want to revert to an older version as I know that's not secure. Does anyone have a way to get the bar back to how it used to be or is it time to use another browser?

Thanks!

Asked by heinekenmacaroni 16 hours ago

Last reply by marduke83 13 hours ago

Firefox 77 ignoring browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon

So after updating to Firefox 77.0, I have noticed that despite having browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon set to false, it Firefox insists on placing the audio icon in my t… (read more)

So after updating to Firefox 77.0, I have noticed that despite having browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon set to false, it Firefox insists on placing the audio icon in my tabs regardless.

Is there a way to get rid of it, perhaps with CSS or something?

Asked by horonelius 1 day ago

Last reply by Skaithakk 16 hours ago

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Can I turn off location bar enlargement on focus?

I hate how now when I use Cmd-L or click on the location/search bar, it 'magnifies' or gets bigger. I find it gets in the way of the bookmarks bar. I don't need this, fin… (read more)

I hate how now when I use Cmd-L or click on the location/search bar, it 'magnifies' or gets bigger. I find it gets in the way of the bookmarks bar. I don't need this, find it aesthetically unpleasant, and would love to be able to turn it off. I'm sure it was a 'feature' that was added in some recent update - why not make it configurable? Or maybe it is and I can't see how to adjust it?

Asked by Jamie Kravitz 3 weeks ago

Answered by Eve 3 weeks ago

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 12 hours ago

Last reply by AKASH kUMAR 6 hours ago

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Proxy/VPN extensions have stopped working

So, on my Firefox setup I use two extensions to circumvent website blocking in my country - one is an extension to make a specific website always available. The other is … (read more)

So, on my Firefox setup I use two extensions to circumvent website blocking in my country - one is an extension to make a specific website always available. The other is AnonymoX which I use for general purposes.

A few days ago I upgraded to Firefox 71.0 as well as updated my Windows 10 to the latest 1903 version. Today I noticed that both extensions have stopped working. AnonymoX just doesn't work, whereas the other plugin, upon activation, says (translated) "Conflict detected! Proxy settings are controlled by a different plugin or cannot be set up" Trying to circumvent a block (and only then - unblocked websites work fine) now either redirects me to the ISPs blocking page, or alternatively produces a "Secure Connection Failed PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" message after a long TLS handshake. Running the same extensions in Chrome does not reproduce the issue - blocked websites become accessible as usual. The issue also persists for three different connections - a public wi-fi network, a private network and a tethered 4G connection, all served by different ISPs. Finally, I am not running any anti-virus software or firewall. Thus this seems to be a Firefox issue and not a system or network issue.

This also doesn't seem to be an issue with the country's blocking system itself because other users around me are still able to circumvent blocks using the same extensions and I am able to circumvent blocks using a similar extension on my Android phone with a local SIM.

Things I've tried so far: 1) Made sure that both Windows and Firefox are set to not use a proxy

2) Reinstalled the extensions

3) Created a different profile in Firefox. The extensions don't work in the new profile either, although the PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR does not appear - I just always get redirected to the respective ISPs block page

4) Cleared all cache, cookies, site settings etc.

5) Deleted the cert9.db file and let Firefox recereate it

So far nothing has worked. I'm frankly at a loss here. I have half a mind to just reinstall Firefox altogether since this is not my main PC and losing bookmarks wouldn't inconvenience me on it, but figured I'd ask here before.

Asked by nlkonovalenko 6 months ago

Answered by philipp 6 months ago

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Why won't LastPass extension install after it was disabled with FF update to vers. 71?

LastPass was installed and running until Firefox automatically upgraded to ver. 71 and now it's been disabled. Even though LastPass is a "recommended" extension, when I t… (read more)

LastPass was installed and running until Firefox automatically upgraded to ver. 71 and now it's been disabled. Even though LastPass is a "recommended" extension, when I try to re-install from Mozilla I get the message "an unexpected error occurred during installation" (see attached file). LP users report the same problem on their site but it's clearly a Firefox 71 problem (LP works fine will all my other browsers).

Asked by laurie.nyc 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

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How can I remove the "Fill login" context menu entry?

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of th… (read more)

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of the Firefox password manager and disabled saving passwords in Firefox. Is there a way to remove this "Fill login" action as it always just shows that no logins are saved?

Thanks, Mattias

Asked by Mattias 4 months ago

Answered by mattmcoomber 4 months ago

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Where is shockwave add-on?

Setting up a new LG laptop. Downloaded Flash and Shockwave Flash but they don't appear in my add-ons. Looked on the add-on pages but cannot find any that activate eithe… (read more)

Setting up a new LG laptop. Downloaded Flash and Shockwave Flash but they don't appear in my add-ons. Looked on the add-on pages but cannot find any that activate either. I have it on another laptop and it works fine (Shockwave Flash 32.0.r0). Even searched for that exact add-on but it returns no such program. The icon for Flash (on the URL line) doesn't appear on any page. Obviously, I can't play on-line games or watch any content unless Flash is available. FireFox is updated to the latest version as is Win10. Using WebRoot and Malwarebytes. Any ideas as to why this is?

Asked by haiweepp1 4 months ago

Answered by haiweepp1 4 months ago

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CTRL W doesn't close a pinned tab

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next ta… (read more)

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next tab. This isn't ideal. The shortcut should close the tab regardless of whether it is pinned (as it does in other browsers). Anyone know why Firefox does this / is it intentional behaviour?

Asked by whalemonster 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

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How to stop the address bar from getting large and hiding parts of my favorites

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of … (read more)

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of Chrome. Please tell me how to revert back to the previous was this worked. This is one new feature that I find annoying as it hides part of the items underneath it.

Asked by cjancola 1 month ago

Answered by McCoy 1 month ago

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How to add image to my firefox home page / newtab page?

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I… (read more)

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I do not want to install an add-on for this as I am not comfortable handing out my personal info to some random guy or group to accomplish something so simple. Thanks.

Asked by me 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

Dark theme on about:home page will not hold; "protected by browser"?

For years, the dark theme I used would apply to all pages, including about:newtab and about:home. About a month ago, this stopped happening, and regardless of choosing a… (read more)

For years, the dark theme I used would apply to all pages, including about:newtab and about:home. About a month ago, this stopped happening, and regardless of choosing a theme that turns the background of the about:home page dark, it reverts to a white background the next time the browser is started.

I also use an add-on called Dark Reader, which gives me some control over the background of most websites. This extension is where the information that the about:home page is "protected by browser". I have not tried disabling Dark Reader, yet.

On the Firefox Options page, under the Home tab, under New Windows and Tabs, the options for "New tabs" include only two (2) choices: Firefox Home (default), or Blank Page. The dark background works (i.e., sticks, holds, stays) on the blank page, but does not work for the Firefox Home (default), which is what I have chosen and prefer. I choose only Top Sites on the Firefox Home Content settings, which are displayed below the "New tabs" settings described above.

Any help in restoring the dark (or consistent theme color) to the Firefox Home or about:home page will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by m_wheeler1121 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox does not 'Restore previous session' on startup

Firefox 76.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.15.4. Simply put, I have the 'Restore previous session' checkbox ticked under Preferences -> General -> Startup, but each time I close… (read more)

Firefox 76.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.15.4.

Simply put, I have the 'Restore previous session' checkbox ticked under Preferences -> General -> Startup, but each time I close and start Firefox, I get a new window. I checked 'browser.startup.page' property in about:config. It is in bold and set to 3. I also verified that it is set to 3 in prefs.json in my profile directory.

This is really hampering my workflow.

EDIT: This post can be deleted. Apparently I'm new to Mac and did not know that clicking the red button will not quit the application. I hate it already.

Asked by nsane 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Social Blade Addon

hey community, can anyone help me with the social blade addon? it doesnt work with my firefox. i mean he download it and try to install it but than it comes the error mes… (read more)

hey community, can anyone help me with the social blade addon? it doesnt work with my firefox. i mean he download it and try to install it but than it comes the error message and i dont know why. i have deactivate my adblock addon and try to change my cookie settings and so on but it dont work. i have ask the social blade support, but he dont can help me, the addon is supposed to work with firefox, i dont understand that. and no, i will get this for firefox and not for google chrome or something. i dont use other browsers. https://addon.socialblade.com/

Asked by gruuli 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago