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Unable to hide address bar + tabs in fullscreen on Mac—how to?

Hello. I've been struggling to figure out how to get the address bar and tabs to hide when in fullscreen mode on my Mac. At first, I thought this was just the default set… (read more)

Hello. I've been struggling to figure out how to get the address bar and tabs to hide when in fullscreen mode on my Mac. At first, I thought this was just the default setting, but after browsing other Community posts and discussions on Reddit and such, I began to suspect those are supposed to hide by default, but are not in my case.

Please see the photo attached for what I mean—the tabs and address bar never go away, if they are supposed to, regardless of whether I have a new tab or a webpage open.

I tried Firefox with all my add-ons turned off, because some posts suggested they can prevent auto-hiding. I have looked for CSS solutions and extensions which could help, but I am utterly frustrated. Please help!

Thanks in advance.

Asked by potatemodern 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Reddit is loading as a blank page.

Hi There, Just today whenever I try and load Reddit it begins loading the webpage, and I can see briefly the page that should be there just before the tab becomes complet… (read more)

Hi There, Just today whenever I try and load Reddit it begins loading the webpage, and I can see briefly the page that should be there just before the tab becomes completely blank and not allowing me to view any pages on Reddit (see picture linked). I have tried refreshing, clearing all cookies, but the page still does the same thing and ends up a completely white blank page. I have tried searching for Reddit and loading it on Microsoft Edge, and it works fine. I have ublock origin, Ghostery and Enhancer for YouTube. I have disabled all to see if they are interfering with the loading of the page. Yet it still does not load.

Asked by JemJem99 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Since latest update on Firefox I get tabs automatically opened for Ghostery and Youtube HD

Using Firefox 66.0.2 (64 bit) on a Macbook pro OS 10.14.4. Firefox has been my default browser for years but this issue has appeared since the last update of Firefox. Whe… (read more)

Using Firefox 66.0.2 (64 bit) on a Macbook pro OS 10.14.4. Firefox has been my default browser for years but this issue has appeared since the last update of Firefox. When Firefox is opened I get three tabs: one for my home page (Duckduck go), one for Ghostery settings, and one for Youtube HD settings. If I close Ghostery and YTHD the same thing will occur the next time Firefox is opened. At first I thought that the preferences to Ghostery and YTHD needed to be set (or reset), but these changes are not updated. I checked preferences of Ghostery and YTHD upon opening Firefox (when the additional tabs open) and preferences are not updated? Have no idea why this change is happening.

Asked by gm19 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Google Maps redirecting to undesireable website

I've been having issues with Firefox on Ubuntu 18.10 for a while now. For whatever reason, whenever I try to access maps.google.com it states that the website is unavaila… (read more)

I've been having issues with Firefox on Ubuntu 18.10 for a while now. For whatever reason, whenever I try to access maps.google.com it states that the website is unavailable, whereas that maps.google.ca redirects to ww1.google.ca which, in turn, redirects to mediadiscovery.net - which is a website blocked by my router's adblocker. When I use Chromium or Vivaldi, I don't have that same issue, the website is completely accessible; also, if I instead use www.google.com/maps then I actually reach Google Maps from Firefox. I've already tried clearing cookies and cache, as well as restarting Firefox fresh. I only have one extension enabled (GNOME Shell Integration) and 3 plugins (OpenH264, Widevine and Shockwave Flash).

Any help is much appreciated. Also, I got the troubleshooting information while running in Safe Mode, which had no impact on the behavior I previously described.

Asked by GryphonBR 1 year ago

Answered by GryphonBR 1 year ago

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browser.download.panel.shown doesn't work as expected

Expected behaviour of browser.download.panel.shown set to true in about:config: "When a download or multiple downloads are taking place, Firefox will not show the pop-out… (read more)

Expected behaviour of browser.download.panel.shown set to true in about:config: "When a download or multiple downloads are taking place, Firefox will not show the pop-out panel detailing the progress of each file transfer unless you proactively click on the Downloads button in the browser's toolbar. However, if you set the value of this preference to true that panel will automatically appear, overlaying a portion of your main browser window, as soon as a download begins."

Setting browser.download.panel.shown to true doesn't work as described. The download panel stays closed when the download begins. Setting browser.download.panel.shown to false automatically opens the download panel on the next download. But for all following downloads it will not open anymore. And oddly enough browser.download.panel.shown is automatically set to true after that.

Asked by emale 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Asian characters showing up on Google searches.

Enclosing a screen shot. When I do a search Foxfire goes to Google and the results often show up with lots of Chinese or Japanese characters. This is annoying - how do I … (read more)

Enclosing a screen shot. When I do a search Foxfire goes to Google and the results often show up with lots of Chinese or Japanese characters. This is annoying - how do I get rid of this?

Asked by LabRet 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Tabs crashing randomly

I can be actively browsing or be afk, it doesn't matter it seems, but sometimes tab would just crash. Can be active tab or some other, I'm kinda lost. I suspect it's hard… (read more)

I can be actively browsing or be afk, it doesn't matter it seems, but sometimes tab would just crash. Can be active tab or some other, I'm kinda lost. I suspect it's hardware acceleration related, but I would like to fix the issue rather than turn it off.

Some reports:

bp-dffa0904-8976-421e-bb3a-7a5aa0190327

bp-7cf2d617-22a2-4f6e-ad3b-db92f0190327

bp-5af1444e-bf68-4f2a-983b-715590190327

bp-7bd8ad76-c929-44df-9a39-83f430190325

bp-682cc861-90c0-4186-a369-f30a80190325

I would love to find a reason and a fix for that. Using latest nvidia drivers and latest firefox.

Asked by qazqazqaz 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Facebook isn't loading properly using Firefox but does using Chrome, why ?

One main reason I am asking about this is because I have to download screenshots for a group I'm in and organise tables etc... For every photo added of games played, resu… (read more)

One main reason I am asking about this is because I have to download screenshots for a group I'm in and organise tables etc... For every photo added of games played, results etc... I don't get to see the relevant information I need to be able to download it.

I've tried uploading 2 pictures to here to show what I mean but they won't upload either even though they are under 1mb. Basically, when you click on any picture on facebook, you get a distorted version of that picture, or, there are no options available for downloading it etc.. When I access the same pictures on Chrome, I can like it, download it etc...and everything else is also listed, so I don't understand how Firefox isn't showing any of it.

As both browsers are on this same computer, both upto date etc..., does anyone have any idea why Firefox isn't showing everything ?

Your help would be appreciated immensely as this really is doing my head in :(

Asked by QPRTYPOWER 1 year ago

Last reply by QPRTYPOWER 1 year ago

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firfox shows bad ssl certificate where other browsers don't

We use Chrome and IE, Edge and have no issues with the SSL certificate and it shows green and valid. When we use the Firefox browser it thinks the certificate is invalid … (read more)

We use Chrome and IE, Edge and have no issues with the SSL certificate and it shows green and valid. When we use the Firefox browser it thinks the certificate is invalid when it is not.

https://cpmas-uccxdc01.cintas.com:8445/desktop/container/landing.jsp?locale=en_US

This is a site on our LAN at our corporation and we use a PKI Certificate environment on our network that has all the root and intermediate certificates added to the appropriate stores on the PC's and Laptop's.

Asked by wilder1993 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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My theme won't stay enabled

Since the update to version 66, my themes won't stay enabled, no matter which one I choose. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the themes, (restarting firefox in be… (read more)

Since the update to version 66, my themes won't stay enabled, no matter which one I choose. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the themes, (restarting firefox in between), redownloading and installing firefox itself...all to no avail. It reverts to the default theme when it finishes loading, no matter what I do. I can re-enable it manually...and, here's the odd part, it shows while firefox is loading! Anytime firefox is started, this happens, and it doesn't seem to matter what them I select. When I close firefox, it disables itself.

Asked by meowwl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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disable annoying update popup

I get you will tell me it is a "security issue" let me be frank, I don't care. I have thought this through for this application. now, we need to be able to remove the a… (read more)

I get you will tell me it is a "security issue" let me be frank, I don't care. I have thought this through for this application. now, we need to be able to remove the annoying "update avalible" popup. yes it only takes 2 min. yes, it seems to want to do it every week. Let me have the option to choose my own decisions.

Asked by elmr007 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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After upgrade to Firefox 66.0.2, all my saved logins & passwords have totally disappeared.

Hello Please can you help? All the data stored in Firefox for my usernames and passwords has completely disappeared since the last upgrade a few days ago. I use a lapto… (read more)

Hello Please can you help? All the data stored in Firefox for my usernames and passwords has completely disappeared since the last upgrade a few days ago. I use a laptop pc running Windows 10.0. I have tried to understand from similar threads, but I'm not a very techie person and need step by step simple instructions to try and resolve the problem! Thanks so much.

Asked by Grasseroots 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Youtube not working on firefox

Youtube video pages load, but the video does not buffer. Works on other browsers though. I tried solutions suggested online. Didn't work. Version: 66.0.2 (64-bit) OS: mac… (read more)

Youtube video pages load, but the video does not buffer. Works on other browsers though. I tried solutions suggested online. Didn't work.

Version: 66.0.2 (64-bit) OS: macOS Mojave v10.14.4

Asked by VIjayrajS 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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FF has stopped being able to open pdf files. Up-to-date FF. Re-installed anyway. Won't open pdf - loops through open-open-open - try save, then open same result

Opening a pdf file via "open in containing folder", I get the option to open or save. Choose open, I get the option to open or save... and so on ad infinitum. If I save, … (read more)

Opening a pdf file via "open in containing folder", I get the option to open or save. Choose open, I get the option to open or save... and so on ad infinitum.

If I save, then open, I get the above.

Worked two days ago, has worked for years.

I've re-installed FF, even though I was already up-to-date - same scenario as above.

Firefox has ceased being able to open a pdf file.

Asked by JP667 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Homepage and new windows option is disabled!!!

My home page is now set to (http://securedsearch.lavasoft.com/?pr=vmn&id=webcompa&ent=hp_WCYID10420__190321) when i went to options my Homepage and new windows o… (read more)

My home page is now set to (http://securedsearch.lavasoft.com/?pr=vmn&id=webcompa&ent=hp_WCYID10420__190321) when i went to options my Homepage and new windows option is disabled!!! I cant change any thing, i even uninstalled the software from windows and checked for unwanted adons in firefox and found none...

Asked by arun141085 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Version 66 - WILL NOT stop autoplaying!

I've done everything suggested and this is HUGELY annoying and hello = a bandwidth user?? (Yikes what about people who are limited on data?? HELLO Mozilla!) STUPID stupi… (read more)

I've done everything suggested and this is HUGELY annoying and hello = a bandwidth user?? (Yikes what about people who are limited on data?? HELLO Mozilla!)

STUPID stupid changes need to be fixed.

PLEASE give us the ability to STOP videos from autoplaying, NOT Just sound but ALSO the videos! It's RIDICULOUS.

Yes, I'm very frustrated. It makes pages take longer to load... it's annoying.... it adds to our cache... people DO have data limits.... and some of us just DO NOT want to see videos automatically start, whether sound is on or not.

Here's my settings:

media.autoplay.default;1 media.autoplay.enabled;false media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed;false media.block-autoplay-until-in-foreground;true

And yes, in my settings: Block websites from automatically playing sound is CHECKED

But that does NOT stop the autoplay of the videos themselves.

This is an urgent and annoying issue. Google it - people are looking all over the place for this fix.

(and someone suggested in another post to change it to 2 - that doesn't work).

PLEASE either FIX this bug, or let us stop it in autoconfig, or - better - give people an open and up front HONEST OPTION to NOT autoplay videos, just like you have the ability to block from auto playing sound.

Videos MUST be in there too.

Asked by aljw 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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"one click search", how to disable?

When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down box directly below the url/address bar. The dropdown, which is as wide as my firefox window, contains a … (read more)

When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down box directly below the url/address bar. The dropdown, which is as wide as my firefox window, contains a little magnifying glass icon and the text "Search with Yahoo" where Yahoo is my default, and only, search engine. I don't want this drop down box at all but I can't seem to disable it.

Issue previously raised, but not answered: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1174880

Asked by mrpassey 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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show-all-bookmarks ctrl-shift-B: is there a way to show the bookmarks folder name in the pane on the right, to make it easier to organize them?

I have many bookmarks in many folders. When I Show-All-Bookmarks then search them with search bar at top of page, the results list doesn't show folders. I'd like to see… (read more)

I have many bookmarks in many folders. When I Show-All-Bookmarks then search them with search bar at top of page, the results list doesn't show folders. I'd like to see folder name to know what folders the bookmarks are in without having to hunt for them in the folder pane on the left. A folder name column on the right would be a huge help and make it so much easier to organize. Is there a way to do this?

Asked by sammicat 1 year ago

Last reply by sammicat 1 year ago