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how to block access to add-on tab ?

Hello everybody ! I want to restrict access to only one website on one computer. For this, I use the add-on "Block Site", which works perfect ! But as it's quite easy to … (read more)

Hello everybody !

I want to restrict access to only one website on one computer.

For this, I use the add-on "Block Site", which works perfect !

But as it's quite easy to go to add-on tab and disable this add-on, how prevent this by locking access to add-on ??

Tried to search on the web, but nothing came up ....

Thanks in advance to all helpers !

Thierry

Asked by Thierry 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Change pdf viewer background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`)… (read more)

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`). And here is effect I want it to look like (see screenshot from Chrome `wished_bg.png`). Thanks in advance (:

PS: I don't want to change my theme to dark. It seems I have to change my css, but I dunno which & how.

Asked by Mark Taylor 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Separately change BOTH text zoom only and website zoom to custom value

I would very much like to adjust the text zoom of my (updated current firefox) browser (to 170%) and the normal zoom to something around 130-150%. That would allow me to … (read more)

I would very much like to adjust the text zoom of my (updated current firefox) browser (to 170%) and the normal zoom to something around 130-150%. That would allow me to read from distance and use the whole screen. However, firefox only allows "text-only" zoom OR "whole site" zoom (in "about:preferences"). Is there an addon or an "about:config" setting where I could globally adjust text zoom and website zoom to distinct values at once (without setting "website zoom" to 100% for example, when adjusting "text-only")

I would greatly appreciate a solution! Thanks, best regards Gregor

Asked by bheliar 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Where is the settings/config file/data for Multi-Account Containers?

I accidentally set a frequent website I use to always open in the wrong container. I do get the prompt about 'would you like to open this container in [wrong container]'… (read more)

I accidentally set a frequent website I use to always open in the wrong container. I do get the prompt about 'would you like to open this container in [wrong container]' and I click the option not to do so while also having checked the box that says to remember this decision, but the check box seems to do nothing. I've checked the box countless times to no effect. I seem to have permanently created this state which is highly frustrating. I don't want this site opened in any container. I have a lot of sites I've configured in what I'm terming here "wrong container" (though it's the correct for those other sites), so I don't want to have to delete the entire container to fix this problem.

I've had other problems with Multi-Account Containers (such as, tabs I've closed coming back like zombies after restarting Firefox; or Firefox seeming to forget that certain tabs were in containers and the act of clicking their tab to place them in the correct container causes them first to reload in the default of no container), but for now my biggest issue is not being able to remove a website from the "always open in wrong container" list. Where is the list of websites per container stored? Is this somewhere in the about:config or in a raw, human-readable file on my filesystem somewhere? How can I fix my problem without having to delete the container entirely?

I'm running FF 82.0.2 (64-bit) with Multi-Account Containers version 7.2.0 on Manjaro Linux version 20.2

Asked by searchingformore 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox default action for PDF has spontaneousl changed

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog… (read more)

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog which asks what to do with the file used to have "Save File" selected by default. This was convenient, because this is usually what I want. However, the default selection has recently changed to "Open with Firefox", which I hardly ever want. This requires me to perform an extra step when accessing PDFs from the Web, which I do quite often. I am not aware of having done anything which would affect this, nor have I found a corresponding option to change it back. How can I restore the previous behaviour?

Asked by rsbrux 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

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Add more bookmark items to toolbar using userChrome.css

Greetings, I'm trying to extend the height of my toolbar to add more bookmarks (see picture attached). So far I have been able to edit the CSS and extend the height but … (read more)

Greetings,

I'm trying to extend the height of my toolbar to add more bookmarks (see picture attached). So far I have been able to edit the CSS and extend the height but now I can't drag and drop bookmarks to the extended height. How can I add another row of bookmarks? Thank you.


  1. PersonalToolbar {
   overflow: clip;
   max-height: 7em;
   padding: 2px 6px 28px;

}

Asked by jstnfaler 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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How to disable the Reload/Stop button animation?

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.… (read more)

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.

This is very distracting. How can the user disable this animation?

Help guides from 2017 say to change the following about:config prefs: browser.stopReloadAnimation.enabled toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled But these do not exist anymore.

Asked by Vuca 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Status bar or ANY way to view link URLs

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status ba… (read more)

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status bar has been totally disappeared, and although there are a number of add-ons, so many of them are about other kinds of status, or only show the URL in limited circumstances, that I'm having trouble figuring out which ones offer the basic view-URL-on-hover. Does anyone have recommendations?

Even better, who can explain why it's a good idea to make it hard for users to see this absolutely vital information? If security is important then it's important to make it easy for users to see where links go before clicking on them. Full stop. And even if the web were somehow magically totally safe, people don't want to waste their time and bandwidth playing guessing games. We want to know what something is before we bother to open it up. Why is that so very hard to understand?????

Asked by fastauntie1 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Firefox's spellcheck suddenly stopped working, any ideas how to fix it?

This is driving me a bit mad... A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've no… (read more)

This is driving me a bit mad...

A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've not made any system changes lately beyond installing a few games.

- I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked in the browser options. - I have the English language pack installed from here (The British pack installed currently) - I've opened about:congif in the browser itself and made sure the value for layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1.

It doesn't work on any site.

Chrome is working fine, but I prefer to use FF.

- I've tried reinstalling. - I've tried unchecking and rechcking the box.

Any ideas where what I should try next?

Any help really appreciated!

Asked by theforeverthread 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Dashlane extension not found to download on Firefox.

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When … (read more)

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When searching for 'Dashlane' on the Firefox browser to install the extension on my browser, nothing relating to 'Dashlane' can be foound.

Asked by John Wheal-Jones 6 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 days ago

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Other bookmarks folder is forced onto favorite toolbar

Whenever I add something to my "other bookmarks" folder it forces itself onto the right in my favorites tool bar. This hides my two rightmost icons (besides me just not w… (read more)

Whenever I add something to my "other bookmarks" folder it forces itself onto the right in my favorites tool bar. This hides my two rightmost icons (besides me just not wanting it there. There is no reason for it to be there).

I have gotten around this by creating a new folder named "other bookmarks 2" and just immediately dumping everything into it if I by mistake add something to the "other bookmarks" folder.

How do I stop it from doing this? I have read people talking about changing code in Firefox etc but 1. I couldn't find out where to do that and 2. I'm not comfortable doing so (especially when this should not be an issue in the first place).

How do I fix this please?

Asked by yefedef456 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox saves downloads in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp.

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I chang… (read more)

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I change it so that all downloads are actually being saved in the downloads folder?

Asked by Blue_Clown 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Transfer browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite to a new profile

Hello, I'm very happy that firefox remembers where to save a webpage on my harddisk per url, yet I don't know where it stores that info. I made a new profile, copied pla… (read more)

Hello,

I'm very happy that firefox remembers where to save a webpage on my harddisk per url, yet I don't know where it stores that info. I made a new profile, copied places.sqlite in order to get my bookmarks there, but I am missing that firefox knows where it saves pages e.g. from example.com etc.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by adsen77 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Change default search engine

Windows 10 Trying to change my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo When go to options/change default search engine only google, amazon.com, ebay and wikipedia… (read more)

Windows 10 Trying to change my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo When go to options/change default search engine only google, amazon.com, ebay and wikipedia are shown as options. Weird since I don't believe most of these are search engines. Added DuckDuckGo as an extension; tried Firefox in safe mode; refreshed Firefox Searched help topics. I'm stuck!

Asked by jdushney 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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Unable to open Add-ons Manager from Firefox menu

I want to see/manage some added extensions on Firefox on my PC (Windows 7), but after clicking the menu button and add-ons icon appears a blank tab (about:blank), so I no… (read more)

I want to see/manage some added extensions on Firefox on my PC (Windows 7), but after clicking the menu button and add-ons icon appears a blank tab (about:blank), so I not only can't select Extensions manager, bur can't see anything there. Failed also to open Extensions & Themes from Menu - Options (about:preferences). Please advise how to proceed. Thank you.

Asked by tbimail123 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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My Firefox is not staying on the "Ask to save logins & passwords"

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not k… (read more)

I am using a personal home laptop and the checkbox next to the logins and passwords will not stay checked from one session to another. I am using Windows 10 and do not know how to make the checkbox stay checked.

Asked by Theresa Marie 1 month ago

Answered by Theresa Marie 1 week ago

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Background when in FireFox browser

The background color on all the pages in Firefox is now white, it was not like this before, not sure if I clicked on something to make it change or not but it is blinding… (read more)

The background color on all the pages in Firefox is now white, it was not like this before, not sure if I clicked on something to make it change or not but it is blinding to open my web browser now. How can i change it back to black or make it dark gray? I have tried going to the options page, (which by the way is black but not the rest of the pages). Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by wingin_it2 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Firefox doesn't start all installed extensions

My firefox doesn't start all installed extensions. Only one (lastpass) works properly, which I can see on my utility bar (01.jpg). All others (ex. Norton Safe Web, FVD sp… (read more)

My firefox doesn't start all installed extensions. Only one (lastpass) works properly, which I can see on my utility bar (01.jpg). All others (ex. Norton Safe Web, FVD speed dial) are installed, turned on and I can see them in my addons page (02.jpg), but they doesn't work. I can't see them on my utulity bar and the do nothing.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit Firefox: 84.0.2 64 bit

Best regards, Krzysztof

Asked by krzysztofskul 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago