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How to restore address bar free of drop-down suggestions?

Prior to updating to v91.0 today, I had my Firefox browser set up so it would never offer any auto-complete or drop-down suggestions when I typed text into the address ba… (read more)

Prior to updating to v91.0 today, I had my Firefox browser set up so it would never offer any auto-complete or drop-down suggestions when I typed text into the address bar. However, now that I've updated, I'm now getting drop-down suggestions whenever I type in a search engine shortcut, as well as a "This time, search with..." bar. Other kinds of drop-down suggestions aren't appearing; only the search engine ones. I've attached a screenshot showing what appears.

I had the same problem with a previous update a couple years ago as well: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1248608]

I'd really appreciate some advice on how to restore the address bar to its previous state!

Thanks in advance.

Asked by quixotic 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Choices in setting not checking. Can't tell what is on or off with 91.0!

None of the boxes in my setting are changing when I click on them. I have never had this problem before, and only since the 91.0 update today. I can't see what I've turne… (read more)

None of the boxes in my setting are changing when I click on them. I have never had this problem before, and only since the 91.0 update today. I can't see what I've turned on or off, and it took me more than 20 minutes of experimenting to discover which choice I accidentally checked when my cat jumped onto my arm (the mouse button clicked before he stepped on the scroll wheel). I can't adjust anything if I can't see which choices I'm making, or which I don't think need to be changed. I did a fresh reinstall after, but having the same problem. The image was taken afterward. In it, I have tried to activate three choices. Can you tell me which ones? I can't tell, because none of the boxes have changed. And where did my separate tabs go? Having inactive tabs not separated, while the active tab is just floating there - literally, it is not just a floating sign acting as a tab - is seriously distracting. Is there a way to change this to, at the very least, make the inactive tabs separate again so the active one isn't such an independent eyesore?

Asked by Bing1952 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Newest browser update

how do get rid of double spacing in Bookmarks and drop down menus? This is terrible. I have a ton of book marks and I can't spend all day looking for the one i Want. D… (read more)

how do get rid of double spacing in Bookmarks and drop down menus? This is terrible. I have a ton of book marks and I can't spend all day looking for the one i Want. Don't ruin the best browser out there!! The toggle on on the proton context in config doesn't work any more.

Asked by grkime 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Drop down menus

Does anyone know how to make the drop-down versions single-spaced? I've tried using about:config and then changing browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled to false, but that … (read more)

Does anyone know how to make the drop-down versions single-spaced? I've tried using about:config and then changing browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled to false, but that doesn't seem to work in the new version? Really appreciate any help, the double spacing is annoying.

Asked by stephenglewis 9 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 9 months ago

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Get back the old look of firefox in 91.0

So I updated to the latest version(91.0) and I wanted the old look of the tabs, so I went into about:config and even if I disabled proton it still doesen't work. Does any… (read more)

So I updated to the latest version(91.0) and I wanted the old look of the tabs, so I went into about:config and even if I disabled proton it still doesen't work. Does anyone know why?

Asked by sushidev605 9 months ago

Last reply by Wraith_3 9 months ago

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Not showing pictures on sort of websites.

So, for example, when I scroll through Reddit, I see an interesting post and I want to go to it, to open the photo and it just disappears! When I open the post, I see tha… (read more)

So, for example, when I scroll through Reddit, I see an interesting post and I want to go to it, to open the photo and it just disappears! When I open the post, I see that the photo is loading and then it immediately disappears. That's not only on Reddit, on other bunch of websites, but I can't figure out how to fix it, maybe you can help me? (also I tried other browsers and they work properly)

Asked by nikanikaa96 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Bookmarks added that I Firefox put there

Why is the system ADDING bookmarks to my list? Every day I delete them and every day Firefox bookmarks return to my list. Among others they include repeats over and ove… (read more)

Why is the system ADDING bookmarks to my list? Every day I delete them and every day Firefox bookmarks return to my list. Among others they include repeats over and over of items like "get involved", "Help and Tutorials", "About Us (from Firefox)" and others. I didn't put them there. I never went to these pages. Why do they keep showing up and why can't they simple be deleted and stay deleted? They slow down any attempt I make to find an actual bookmark that I place there.

Wading through all this information for support is ridiculous. There is no one place to get an answer. I've tried to report this as a bug and I've tried searching help files. I don't have time to read all this garbage. I just want this to work the way it used to work.

Asked by StevenJM 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Firefox Tabs

Once again, Firefox has gone and turned the Tabs into a Hot Mess of a Tab Bar instead of "Tabs" . I would like my Tabs to be individual Tabs, not one long tab with white … (read more)

Once again, Firefox has gone and turned the Tabs into a Hot Mess of a Tab Bar instead of "Tabs" . I would like my Tabs to be individual Tabs, not one long tab with white wings hanging out (( guess that's supposed to make it look like a "Tab" ). I just got my Home Page to my liking and User Friendly to ME and they go and "EFF" it up AGAIN!!!!

If anyone can assist me in getting my TABS back to Normal and not looking like one big long bar, I would appreciate the help. Prior to this update, they resembled Chrome tabs, Individually divided and rounded corners....Like a TAB!!! Oh and now the Tab BAR is located above the Address Bar without updated instructions on how to move it back above the Tool Bar, where it belongs, on my Home Page. Please give us OPTIONS!

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by kathyjoe5 9 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 9 months ago

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New tab design feedback - please allow people to choose their preference

So, the tabs changed a while back. I went and used the workaround. The workaround is now Dead. Here are my thoughts on the current design (which, for full clearance, I fi… (read more)

So, the tabs changed a while back. I went and used the workaround. The workaround is now Dead. Here are my thoughts on the current design (which, for full clearance, I find useless and abhorrent)

1. Tab separation - not clear. There is no clear way to differentiate tabs from each other without hovering over them. I preferred the old look for this. 2. Tab size - Too tall. I don't need that many pixels of useless empty space. I preferred the old look for this. 3. Pinned tab size - Too much empty space. They now take more space than they used to. I had them pinned for a reason, and may now have to unpin some. Preferred old design for this. 4. Rounded corners - I will probably get used to this, but I do not like it. Again, preferred the old design for this. 5. Tab "scrolling speed" - Too fast/too many tabs at one. Two/three was enough for me. I will probably get used to this, but still prefer old design. 6. Can't close a tab without selecting it - While sometimes I accidentally closed a tab, it was less of a problem than being unable to close a tab without navigating to it. Unnecessary time sink.

Overall - old design is better. I've seen statements of "better tabs" or whatever, but those statements don't change the fact that workflow is slowed, and everything feels floaty and spacey.

'What am I asking for?' Very simple. Options. Allow users to choose their preference without difficult workarounds involving code and actually needing to know how to do complicated things like that. A lot of people like the old look. I doubt it to be impossible to offer those as selectable options. That way you, Firefox, can still offer the new tab look, but also please those who do not want it, are unable to use it, or whatever reason a user might have for reverting back to that old look.

Do not force users into a "new, sleek, modern" look. It may be "sleek", but it is nigh unusable to some.

Asked by OnlyHereForOneQuestion 9 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 9 months ago

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How can I change the colors of the drop down menus?

After the recent update the colors of the drop down menus has changed. File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools and Help. Prior to this it was white background with … (read more)

After the recent update the colors of the drop down menus has changed. File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools and Help. Prior to this it was white background with black writing. Now it is black background with white writing. I am using Abstract Electric theme which is a dark theme but prior to this I was able to have the white background and black text. Can't figure out how to change it, I am sure it is something simple but for the life of me can't alter it. I don't want any colors to change except the colors of the drop down menus. Please help.

Asked by Ashkevron 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Firefox v 91.0 update AGAIN reverted bookmarks to double-spaced but prev. solution DOES NOT WORK

With Firefox 91.0 update, the DREADED double-spacing of bookmarks is back--despite the volumes of complaints when it occurred with previous update(s). At least then, the… (read more)

With Firefox 91.0 update, the DREADED double-spacing of bookmarks is back--despite the volumes of complaints when it occurred with previous update(s). At least then, the fix to toggle off the "proton.contextmenus" code worked (as shown below)** NOW IT DOES NOT. With 50 million once dedicated users abandoning FIREFOX, why is this happening? How do we fix it NOW? (and no, I have no intention of becoming a secondary programmer every two weeks to fix these upgrades--nor I think will many others) Firefox Support, where are you?


    • Temporary Fix

For testing purposes, the developers left a preference in Firefox 89 to switch between new style and old style menus:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new style) and false (old style)

Asked by gaylemille 9 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 8 months ago

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Command Voice Activation

Your voice-to-text function works so well that I was (finally) looking how to activate Firefox commands by voice. Instead, up comes a notice that you are removing the ver… (read more)

Your voice-to-text function works so well that I was (finally) looking how to activate Firefox commands by voice. Instead, up comes a notice that you are removing the very code that provides this service! Or am I mistaken? If not, it makes me wonder why...

  • No reason was given for the service removal?
  • Better coverage was not given to this feature in the first place?

Asked by TheGarpster 9 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 9 months ago

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Firefox crashes after using up 22GB of memory on my Win 7 (64) PC

Firefox has crashed my Win 7 (64) Ultimate by maxing out my 22GB RAM for a few weeks now; Chrome has zero issues. What is the excuse? There is no reason why open tabs in … (read more)

Firefox has crashed my Win 7 (64) Ultimate by maxing out my 22GB RAM for a few weeks now; Chrome has zero issues. What is the excuse? There is no reason why open tabs in the background should be consuming resources, especially even after closing them, yet the Firefox browser is a memory hog beyond reasonable explanations. My RAM is working properly, and I have virtual memory as well which apparently makes no difference in this issue.

 The suspicion is growing, that Ffox is doing something but I can't figure out what. When I had only 8GB RAM in the same PC the issue never came up, so I would appreciate it if posters not working in IT would refrain from adding foolish comments, like this is normal, expected, etc. If I were using high end photo editing software at the same time as audio engineering editing, I could expect this to be an issue. Running a browser to view online info should require a fraction of that kind of memory. What gives?
Past postings indicate this is not a new issue, yet responses show little real info of merit in addressing what appears to be a pervasive problem.

Asked by aldrichae 9 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 months ago