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Remove Tabs on Top

Hi all, I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, wit… (read more)

Hi all,

I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, with the tabs on top disabled.

I followed this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184674#answer-1028260 as well as this clear guide on how to create userChrome.css: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html When I tried to restart the browser, I seemed to have been logged out of my profile, with all customization gone and a standard white (instead of black) menu. I deleted the chrome folder and it is normal again now.

I suspect the userChrome.css file should contain more than just the one line I tried to add: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } ; Is there any location where I can copy my current intra-browser customization into the userChrome.css file?

Asked by Castor 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Enable/disable automatic redirect.

So I was having some trouble a few days ago with a website that automatically re-directed as soon as I landed on it to another page. So I happily went off in the settings… (read more)

So I was having some trouble a few days ago with a website that automatically re-directed as soon as I landed on it to another page. So I happily went off in the settings and disable the automatic redirect. Now a week or two later I'm sitting here going I can't find the setting anymore? I can't even search for it and have absolutely no results you would think searching for "redirect" in the settings pain would bring it up. it's probably something that got buried in developer tools that I would never be able to turn off/toggle again unless I get lucky with the right extremely memorable and easily accessible incantation in the about : config because that's just all so well documented. Is it a "1" is it a "0" is it a "5" which one disabled / enabled what is the other options do?

Asked by iMark77 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Undoing "don't allow [website] to prompt me"

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't al… (read more)

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't allow [this website] to prompt me again" (that's as best I can remember). I checked the box thinking it would just allow the action to happen without the confirmation window, but instead, the site just won't take that action anymore. How can I undo this setting? Thank you!

Asked by abby.phelps 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox not restoring previous tabs even though "Restore Previous Session" is selected

I run FF on both a Windows machine and a MacBook Pro. On the MBP the browser does not save my tabs, despite "restore previous session" being selected. I do not have this … (read more)

I run FF on both a Windows machine and a MacBook Pro. On the MBP the browser does not save my tabs, despite "restore previous session" being selected. I do not have this problem on the Windows machine.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the browser but it has not made a difference.

I'm running the latest version of the browser and the OS is Big Sur.

Asked by peterjahn1979 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load f… (read more)

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load fine, the next I get the error message, the next day it'll load fine again. And the problem seems to be getting worse... It's driving me mad! Please help!

Asked by simhort 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Netflix no longer supported [SOLVED]

Hi! Netflix used to work great in Firefox on my Mac OS X 10.11.6 macbook. Now I've been getting an error message saying "Looks like your browser is no longer supported" w… (read more)

Hi! Netflix used to work great in Firefox on my Mac OS X 10.11.6 macbook. Now I've been getting an error message saying "Looks like your browser is no longer supported" when trying to play video on Netflix and it won't play. I noticed that it self-updated a couple times over the last few days but these updates did not solve the problem. I'm hoping that this problem can be fixed so that I can keep watching Netflix on Firefox, as I find Chrome and other browsers are very slow and laggy compared to Firefox. Thanks :)

Asked by teagankelk 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Drop down lists not working

Recently I have noticed that where there are drop down lists on websites I visit the drop down function no longer works properly if I am using the Firefox browser. If I c… (read more)

Recently I have noticed that where there are drop down lists on websites I visit the drop down function no longer works properly if I am using the Firefox browser. If I click on the arrow in a drop down list box the list briefly appears then disappears almost immediately making impossible to select an option from that list. I don't have this problem if I use any other browser like Safari and the drop down list function used to work on Firefox, so presumably this is a bug unless there is something in preferences that needs changing. I am using v88.0.1 on mac OS Sierra 10.12.6. Any help wud be appreciated

Asked by gary.mitchell 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Edit "always open" settings for containers

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the … (read more)

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the Work container. I would also like to edit the list without needing to manually visit each site.

Asked by Chris Shaffer 1 year ago

Answered by Adivardhan 1 year ago

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Setting My Home Page

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a ne… (read more)

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a new tab?

Asked by David Puthuff 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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Problem loading Google Drive

Hi there, We use GMail/ Calendar/ Drive for our business. On the official account, I am seeing a continuous - multi-day - situation where my Google Drive won't load when… (read more)

Hi there,

We use GMail/ Calendar/ Drive for our business. On the official account, I am seeing a continuous - multi-day - situation where my Google Drive won't load when I point my browser to it unless I do at least one refresh after getting to Drive and waiting for my list of folders and documents to show up.

In the mean time, the following error shows upon on the bottom left of my screen - "The server encountered an error. Please try again later." - this has persisted for over 2 weeks when I restarted using Fiefox earlier this month. I do not get this error when using Chrome or Safari.

Today, I am also not able to see the user who last modified a document or a folder last, as you can see in the image below.

Please tell me what I can do to fix this issue.

Thanks, Mahesh

Asked by Mahesh Singh 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Getting "Header overflow" instead of the article/webpage link from Wired email

When clicking on an article link in an email from Wired, "Header overflow" is the only thing that is displayed in Firefox. It worked prior to latest upgrade. The link w… (read more)

Asked by dwg7 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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How to isolate one instance of FirefoxCP Web Content on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is running OS 11.0.1 and using Firefox 83.0. My battery runs down faster than it used to. Apple suggested checking the Activity monitor and I noticed sever… (read more)

My MacBook Pro is running OS 11.0.1 and using Firefox 83.0. My battery runs down faster than it used to. Apple suggested checking the Activity monitor and I noticed several instances of FirefoxCP Web Content. I have lots of tabs open. Most of them are using <1% of CPU, but one is about 50%. Is there any way to figure out what that is other than shutting down the tabs one at a time and watching the Activity Monitor?

Asked by jerryalevin 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Links suddenly not opening in a new tab (since last update?)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab. However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I cl… (read more)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab.

However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I click on a link it opens it in the same tab.

I've checked options in "preferences" and can't find any option other than "open links in tabs instead of new windows".

I have also gone into "about:config" and checked the "browser.link.open_newwindow" which is correctly marked 3 (tabs).

I've disabled all add-ons but this did not solve the problem. :(

I'd appreciate any help ;) Thanks

Asked by nee_m_d 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Videos playing slow

Hello! On a certain adult website, all the videos play verrrry slooooly. YouTube videos play fine. And this certain site works fine when I try it with Chrome. I recently … (read more)

Hello! On a certain adult website, all the videos play verrrry slooooly. YouTube videos play fine. And this certain site works fine when I try it with Chrome. I recently added a bunch of adblockers like Ghostery and Adblocker plus and Badger and Decentraleyes and HTPPS Everywhere. Is the problem with one of these? What can I do to get the videos to play at full speed?

Thanks in advance!

John

Asked by yohejohn 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly" but doesn't install

I am trying to get Netflix to play on my new Macbook Air (M1). Not working. A little sleuthing led me to check about:addons, where I see this message "OpenH264 Video Code… (read more)

I am trying to get Netflix to play on my new Macbook Air (M1). Not working. A little sleuthing led me to check about:addons, where I see this message "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly." However, the installation is not happening. Help!

Asked by rachelhartstein 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Garbled Text on Websites

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few min… (read more)

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few minutes and when I viewed the page again it looked like the example. I can have a page open and it is displaying correctly, then open a new tab and go to a different site and the text will look like the example.

I have cleared the cache, dumped all the cookies. Restarting the browser (I do this many times a day) will fix the current page but eventually another page will display like this.

I running version 84.0.2 64bit on a Mac Pro Mojave. I don't have this problem with other browsers like Chrome or Safari. I never see it on my Windows 10 system.

Asked by MrBBPrinter 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why does task manager show 6 "instances" of Firefox?

I started using Firefox on a Windows 10 laptop. I checked Task Manager as the computer is slow. It shows 6 instances of Firefox, all 6 using memory, with one of them show… (read more)

I started using Firefox on a Windows 10 laptop. I checked Task Manager as the computer is slow. It shows 6 instances of Firefox, all 6 using memory, with one of them showing CPU usage.

Is this "normal"? Is this how Firefox works? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago