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How do I permanently disable the Scratchpad?

I never use Scratchpad or any other Java features. When typing a message every time I hit shift for a capital the Scratchpad appears. Then I have to hit Control W every t… (read more)

I never use Scratchpad or any other Java features. When typing a message every time I hit shift for a capital the Scratchpad appears. Then I have to hit Control W every time I type a capital to get rid of the Scratchpad. I just want to disable this feature once and for all. Simple step by step guide please. Many thanks.

Asked by pigface 2 years ago

Answered by pigface 2 years ago

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Firefox update stuck in a loop

The latest update won't take. Every time I start Firefox it runs the update again. If I go to Help>About Firefox it say "Restart to update Firefox" every time. How do … (read more)

The latest update won't take. Every time I start Firefox it runs the update again. If I go to Help>About Firefox it say "Restart to update Firefox" every time. How do I fix this. It's annoying, especially since I get a security warning every time I start Firefox because of the update.

The information below says version 63.0, but Help>About says 63.0.1.

Asked by Brock297 2 years ago

Answered by Brock297 2 years ago

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I have a black bar at the very top of my Firefox screen and in it are various sites I have searched. Some of them appear to be active as the logo is turning aro

I have a black bar at the very top of my Firefox screen and in it are various sites I have previously searched. Some of them appear to be active as the logo beside them i… (read more)

I have a black bar at the very top of my Firefox screen and in it are various sites I have previously searched. Some of them appear to be active as the logo beside them is turning around. I feel this may be slowing down my Firefox. Is it possible to delete this black bar?

Asked by FFWILLIAM1 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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add-on search results listing should show permissions per result, without having to check each separately, please.

Many people avoid add-ons that require certain permissions, more often if there is no public source. It would be advantageous to the user to be able to more conveniently… (read more)

Many people avoid add-ons that require certain permissions, more often if there is no public source.

It would be advantageous to the user to be able to more conveniently avoid add-ons that do not require permissions they deem inappropriate.

If the permission list was given, per add-on, in the add-on search results list, the user would be able to find the self-appropriate add-ons without having to look through them all. (e.g. 58 results for youtube adblock")

This would help promote those who create add-ons that are intentionally less intrusive, which is 100% fair and a good thing.

Another step could be to indicate, in the search results, whether source is open publicly available. That goes a long way toward creating trust and fostering business and success. This would help promote those who create add-ons that are more open.

Another individual's request was to filter the add-on search results by user-selected permissions. That would be great. Might be more work and for a later version but for now I think this request is not too hard (said every hardware engineer ever).

Thanks!

Asked by opcom 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I can't get on Google with Firefox...Please help!

Since Monday I cannot open Google Drive or Google account. I recently upgrade my OS to High Sierra ( if that's any help ) the forums don't solve the problem... please hel… (read more)

Since Monday I cannot open Google Drive or Google account. I recently upgrade my OS to High Sierra ( if that's any help ) the forums don't solve the problem... please help ( if you could explain it to me as if i was a 3rd grader - thanks! Ivan

Asked by ialzuro 2 years ago

Answered by NewMediaDesign 2 years ago

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How do I remove the "English (Philippines)" dictionary?

Whenever I am typing in a text field, words are marked incorrect when they are not. Right-clicking on the text field and choosing "Language" shows the selected language … (read more)

Whenever I am typing in a text field, words are marked incorrect when they are not. Right-clicking on the text field and choosing "Language" shows the selected language is "English (Philippines)" instead of my preferred "English (Australia)". Once I change it to en-AU then the words are shown as being spelled correctly, however I am always having to change this as en-PH seems to have somehow become the default.

I would like to remove the en-PH dictionary entirely (seeing as there is apparently no way to make Firefox default to en-AU) but I cannot work out how to do this.

In my Firefox installation folder (/usr/lib/firefox) I can only find files for en-US and the en-GB language pack. In my own profile folder I have the en-AU add-on, but that is all. about:addons only shows the en-GB pack and en-AU dictionary, with en-PH nowhere to be seen. Searching my profile folder and the Firefox installation folder for *.dic or *.aff reveals no files at all.

Where is the en-PH dictionary coming from, and how can I remove it? I've attached screenshots of everything I can find that's language-based.

Many thanks for any help you can provide!

Asked by Malvineous 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago