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Can't unpin a site

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contr… (read more)

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contrast to other pinned sites). It's not a huge problem, but I have some ethical issues with Amazon, so the last thing I want to see every time I open my browser is their logo. I also wonder how did it get there in the first place (I sometimes do browse the site to get an idea what are the prices of various products, but not too often and I'm not sure if there is a way to pin it by accident at all). Does anyone have the same problem?

Asked by rypeld 1 year ago

Answered by rypeld 1 year ago

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Word count of web page

I can't figure out how to get a word count of a web page. The problem: an academic website offers a tremendously long work in five parts--so lengthy I can't copy&past… (read more)

I can't figure out how to get a word count of a web page. The problem: an academic website offers a tremendously long work in five parts--so lengthy I can't copy&paste into Word without getting error messages. The only extension FF has for getting a word (or character) count is Count Me Up, but you have to paste text into a little box. Shouldn't word count be a FF tool? BTW Chrome too doesn't seem to know about any word count extensions.

Asked by almagary 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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3 dots sharing menu gone ? (OSX Big Sur, FF89.0)

I think there used to be a sharing menu, on or near the address bar. The "..." button or menu had all the macos sharing options. seems to have moved in 89.0 am i missin… (read more)

I think there used to be a sharing menu, on or near the address bar. The "..." button or menu had all the macos sharing options.

seems to have moved in 89.0

am i missing something ?


Thanks.

Asked by jasonjarvis 1 year ago

Answered by Kiki 1 year ago

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How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel?

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the downloa… (read more)

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the download panel does not popup when a download is complete. Please provide a solution to turn off this feature.

Asked by shellnine 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Can't load twitter : https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops. The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violatio… (read more)

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops.

The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Mac Catalina, Firefox 81.0 thanks

Asked by johndillworth 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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My only search engine in firefox is google but automaticaaly switches over to BING

I have been using Firefox for many years now and it uses Google, but for the past week or so when I have typed in my search it automatically switches it to BING search. I… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many years now and it uses Google, but for the past week or so when I have typed in my search it automatically switches it to BING search. I have checked all my settings and programs but BING is not listed, so why the automatic change over, and how can I fix the problem?

Asked by Robin S 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How can I type accents in Firefox using a UK keyboard?

I recently switched to a UK keyboard layout (Logitech MX keys with UK layout), from a US international layout. I changed the system settings to use the proper input and i… (read more)

I recently switched to a UK keyboard layout (Logitech MX keys with UK layout), from a US international layout. I changed the system settings to use the proper input and it works like a charm on every program I have, except the browser. Even if I have changed Firefox's main language as "English (UK)" and restarted it, it doesn't recognize sequences such as "CTRL + `" follwed by a vocal. Is there any known solution to this issue?

Asked by roccobarbi 1 year ago

Answered by roccobarbi 1 year ago

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Auto fill the 'find in page' (cmd + f) field with selected text in the page

Hello, Please tell me if there is a way (shortcut or extention) to auto fill the 'find in page' field with a shortcut because it´s very boring to have to copy/paste the s… (read more)

Hello,

Please tell me if there is a way (shortcut or extention) to auto fill the 'find in page' field with a shortcut because it´s very boring to have to copy/paste the selected text that i want to search the other occurences in the same page :(

Thanks in advance.

Asked by rean.guillaume 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to view date of an item in history

When you search the History sidebar for a query, Firefox lists all URLs that match the query. Yet, there is no date column; nor is there any visible way to view when a ce… (read more)

When you search the History sidebar for a query, Firefox lists all URLs that match the query. Yet, there is no date column; nor is there any visible way to view when a certain item on the list was accessed. Is there some option that makes the search results in History more user friendly so as to show dates?

Asked by Esoppant 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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How to have uninterruptible full screen

There are some browser games that are best played full screen, but I can't seem to find a way to keep the "helpful" menu from popping up over my game when the mouse hits … (read more)

There are some browser games that are best played full screen, but I can't seem to find a way to keep the "helpful" menu from popping up over my game when the mouse hits the top edge of the screen. The best I can do is not play full screen, and detach the tab of my game to minimize the amount of tabs visible (and clickable) but there are still these "landmines" on the screen that actively sabotage playing the game without having the handicap of firefox taking over and messing with the screen.

Is there any way to completely disable the popups from a fullscreen mode, show no toolbars, tabs, or anything else (except when exiting fullscreen mode via the keyboard.) I want the mouse to have no interaction with changing the display except for the game itself.

Playing http://slither.io is a good example of what I'm talking about.

Thanks!

CS

Asked by cs2991 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Search within an entire web site

Assume I have loaded the home page of a particular web site. Is there any way I can use Firefox browser to search within the entire web site for a particular word or "tex… (read more)

Assume I have loaded the home page of a particular web site. Is there any way I can use Firefox browser to search within the entire web site for a particular word or "text string"?

Asked by elmark101 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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right click over link dropdown menu shortcut keys

yesterday I could right click over link dropdown menu and have shortcut keys, viz., "a copy link location," where as today that right click produces " copy link"... how … (read more)

yesterday I could right click over link dropdown menu and have shortcut keys, viz., "a copy link location," where as today that right click produces " copy link"... how do I restore the short cut keys?

Asked by johnnyfuture 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I retrieve the current profile path & name from a command line?

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the exist… (read more)

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the existing profile (I only have one profile), but I'd like it to remain viable in case a newer profile is created for whatever reason. Is there a way to retrieve the path into a variable?

Thank you!

Asked by mike.fairleigh 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Remove autocomplete entries

Hi, Using FF 91, I'm unable to remove autocomplete entries in the url field. I'm following the instructions from this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/13… (read more)

Hi,

Using FF 91, I'm unable to remove autocomplete entries in the url field. I'm following the instructions from this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1300485

and the KB entry on which this page is based: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_autocomplete_entries

On a Windows 10 PC, I've tried using both the Delete key and the Shift+Delete but the entry I'm trying to get rid of keeps coming back. I also removed all cookies associated with this url.

Would greatly appreciate your help.

Jordan

Asked by Jordan 12 months ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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where is "email link"?

I just upgraded to the new release. There used to be a button with three dots toward the right side of the search/address bar. I used it to email a link to the current pa… (read more)

I just upgraded to the new release. There used to be a button with three dots toward the right side of the search/address bar. I used it to email a link to the current page. Two clicks and I'm editing the email. I don't see the button in this new release. How do I email a link to the current page? Ideally in one or two clicks.

Asked by jordanwouk 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago