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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 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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Address bar changes?

So with this most recent update for Firefox, the nature of my address bar has changed significantly and I am NOT a fan. I'm a creature of habit and like to have the sites… (read more)

So with this most recent update for Firefox, the nature of my address bar has changed significantly and I am NOT a fan. I'm a creature of habit and like to have the sites I visit frequently on my address bar drop down for me to click on the fly. These mainly are comics I read and a couple other things. These, however, are now gone and replaced with my "top sites", none of which are the pages I frequently visit.

The new help pages are useless. I understand the update also includes security so I'm not looking to revert to an older version, I just want to revert the address bar back to how it was. Help, please.


I guess I shouldve dug a little deeper. In case any one has this same issue, the way to fix it (albeit temporarily?) is:

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Asked by were_cat3 2 months ago

Answered by were_cat3 2 months ago

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How do I disable the englarged address bar when I focus on it?

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-… (read more)

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-firefox-updates-address-bar-making-search-easier-than-ever/

I'm wondering: how can I revert this back to how it was? I don't want it to plump out since it partly covers up the surrounding UI elements. I have a muscle memory for sometimes minimizing this bar with Escape, then clicking one of my bookmarks or one of the UI elements. I haven't had an issue seeing the address bar before, so this new feature is a detriment to me.

Thank you

Asked by Me 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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address bar dropdown arrow and menu of sites gone with recent update of firefox

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does no… (read more)

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does not change with time. I have been using Firefox for years and this has never happened after an upgrade. For instance every time i want to go to my Hotmail account, I have to type in the URL in the address bar where as I used to be able to hit the drop down arrow in the address bar, a menu would drop down and i could click on Hotmail or Bank of America, etc and be taken to the site.

Asked by casale 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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How do I request an invite for Private Relay?

I was just reading about the new extension for Firefox called Private Relay. The article indicated that it is experimental and only available at this time with an invite… (read more)

I was just reading about the new extension for Firefox called Private Relay. The article indicated that it is experimental and only available at this time with an invite-only alpha release. How can I get an invite for this extension, as I would like to participate in the testing?

Asked by Marx 1 month ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

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Every time I start firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter address How do I stop this crap?

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will … (read more)

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will not stop. I just want it t stop, please can some one tell me how to put an end to this garbage?

Asked by mrbeta 2 months ago

Answered by Yinmin 2 months ago

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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (read more)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 2 months ago

Answered by elched 2 months ago

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Revert to old address bar instead of the focused new one

Is the a way to remove this new focused address bar? I want to be normal like in FireFox 74 the new style is so annoying. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-fire… (read more)

Is the a way to remove this new focused address bar? I want to be normal like in FireFox 74 the new style is so annoying.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar

Asked by scottp2320 2 months ago

Answered by scottp2320 2 months ago

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How do I revert back to original address bar?

This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the Ab… (read more)

This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the About:config option that I need to toggle to change this?

Asked by Tiger 2 months ago

Answered by Tiger 3 weeks ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Cannot export or backup bookmarks

I cannot export or backup bookmarks. When I try to, no file is created. I have refreshed Firefox, created a new profile and copied the sqlite file, and uninstalled/reinst… (read more)

I cannot export or backup bookmarks. When I try to, no file is created. I have refreshed Firefox, created a new profile and copied the sqlite file, and uninstalled/reinstalled. None of these actions solved the issue. Could there be a corrupt bookmark that is preventing these functions? Is there another way to export/backup?

Asked by B 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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I can't enter a website address on my camera and microphone settings.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. I very much appreciate it. I am able to join a conference on BigBlueButton. However, I cannot activate my microphone or we… (read more)

Thank you for any assistance you can provide. I very much appreciate it. I am able to join a conference on BigBlueButton. However, I cannot activate my microphone or webcam.

I followed the Mozilla instructions for allowing microphone and webcam permission for this site. However, when I enter the web address for the site into the "Settings-Camera Permissions" or "Settings-Microphone" box, and hit "Enter," it will not enter the website.

I'm on a mac ios, and I also followed the Mozilla instructions for changing the camera and microphone permissions in the system preferences>privacy settings, but was unsuccessful there as well.

Again, thank you for any help you can provide.

Arthur

moved from Firefox for iOS to Firefox for Desktop - Andrew

Asked by HOSPITALLER 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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URL Bar now shows my top sites instead of personal history.

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.tops… (read more)

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites to false will make the url bar act like in the past, but i don't want to disable my top sites. When i open a new tab, i want the page to show my custom top sites and the url bar show suggestions based on my history.

Asked by Mike 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

Adblocker with own filter rules

Several years before, I had an adblocker add-on with a feature to define own filter rules. With that feature, I was able to block parts of often visited web pages with so… (read more)

Several years before, I had an adblocker add-on with a feature to define own filter rules.

With that feature, I was able to block parts of often visited web pages with some few mouse clicks only.

Unfortunately, I don't remember, which adblocker and which additional addon I used at that time.

How can I find back that solution for me?

Asked by firefox612 2 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 months ago

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What does this mean: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf

My firefox browser has been opening multiple tabs with this: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf What is going on? I can't cl… (read more)

My firefox browser has been opening multiple tabs with this: file:///C:/Users/Joyce/AppData/Local/Temp/S%2014%20lesson%20plan%20J&A-2.pdf What is going on? I can't close them. I tried. I rebooted but it did nothing. I'm using Windows 10. I also just upgraded my ccleaner yesterday. This started a couple of days ago though. Help!

Asked by joyce.greer2 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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How to disable new research bar zoom

Hello, with the latest version of Mozilla and it's revamped search bar, whenever I open a new tab, the search bar will zoom out, any idea how to disable that? thanks … (read more)

Hello,

with the latest version of Mozilla and it's revamped search bar, whenever I open a new tab, the search bar will zoom out, any idea how to disable that?

thanks

Asked by nico_the_daft 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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FIREFOX 75 UPDATE: How to change internet address bar dropdown to display most visited sites?

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update?… (read more)

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update? I only see 6 results when I had it set to about 20 before.

I have gone to browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus and changed that setting to False thinking that would help but all that has done is eliminated the entire drop-down list altogether when the address bar is clicked.

I checked my browsing privacy options in the settings menu within Firefox and it appears everything remains exactly as before, prior to update. Maybe there is some special combo of settings and about:config options that can bring the drop-down menu back that I enjoyed so much prior to update version 75.

Any recommendations?

Asked by Lucardy 2 months ago

Answered by philipp 2 months ago