New Firefox format is visually vague and confusing

I hate the New Firefox- especially blending the tabs into invisibly divisions- maybe this is someone's idea of streamlined- but Firefox' s problem is in retaining the pre… (read more)

I hate the New Firefox- especially blending the tabs into invisibly divisions- maybe this is someone's idea of streamlined- but Firefox' s problem is in retaining the previous more structured look. The previous look was easier to see at a glance and navigate.

Asked by bobcatbowen 51 minutes ago

Last reply by bobcatbowen 4 minutes ago

Foxnews Comments not available

I am trying to read and respond to comments on articles on the Foxnews.com site. I have been doing this for a long time, Suddenly I can not. Using iMac with latest SW. … (read more)

I am trying to read and respond to comments on articles on the Foxnews.com site. I have been doing this for a long time, Suddenly I can not.

Using iMac with latest SW. Firefox latest version. Also tried Chrome and Safari.

When I go to their home page my computer is logged in as usual automatically. However when I click on an article it displays the article but the comments section is never displayed and my computer is not logged on on that page, Nor is there a button to login again.

I have turned off tracking protection. And listedf the website as to allow ads etc I think, Not sure about the latter,


Baffling me. Any help would be nice.

Asked by jbracket 1 day ago

Last reply by jbracket 25 minutes ago

firefox snap 89.0, to play video, you need to install the required video codecs

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need … (read more)

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need to install the required video codecs". On telegram web and tweetdeck I also get this message while trying to play some video.

Since it's a snap, nothing I do on my system will solve the problem, I cannot install any codecs.

It's firefox 89.0

Asked by Lucas Zanella 25 minutes ago

Icons In Header Area Impossible to See In New Format

I am starting a new thread and repeating what I had written in the old thread which had too many responses to follow coherently. I am not sure what td47 means as I don't … (read more)

I am starting a new thread and repeating what I had written in the old thread which had too many responses to follow coherently.

I am not sure what td47 means as I don't have this issue as I only use DuckDuckGo which is there when open a new tab.

What want to know how you get the icons in the header of the screen to be "seeable". I believe with my header I always had white print which is now nearly invisible. Not only that but all the icons up there shrank and became outlines only instead of solid objects! I have cats batik_01 theme. It seems all the themes I have ever used had write print but I got by ok til now. Is it that I have to have a lighter toned theme in order to see everything up there again or what?

I'd take a screenshot but you can't of the header/or I don't know how to do this.

Asked by tek360 4 hours ago

Last reply by tek360 49 minutes ago

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Forwarding tab / url to others

I used to have "three dots" in the url location that would allow me to forward urls to others. Those "3 dots" are no longer available for me to forward/send locations to… (read more)

I used to have "three dots" in the url location that would allow me to forward urls to others. Those "3 dots" are no longer available for me to forward/send locations to others. What can I do?

Asked by Alan H 2 hours ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 hour ago

another new look

any one actually happy withthe new look ff89 ? it has to be the biggest pile of crap i have had to endure so far . maybe its time to switch to google chrome and leave ff… (read more)

any one actually happy withthe new look ff89 ? it has to be the biggest pile of crap i have had to endure so far . maybe its time to switch to google chrome and leave ff for dead

Asked by trev 1 week ago

Last reply by td47 1 hour ago

YouTube videos stop playing in tabs when YouTube videos are opened in new tab

As title states, looking to disable this feature. Started happening a couple weeks ago. I have multiple windows open with multiple YouTube videos and there's issues with … (read more)

As title states, looking to disable this feature. Started happening a couple weeks ago. I have multiple windows open with multiple YouTube videos and there's issues with videos just pausing when I switch between open windows or tabs.

Version: 90.0b5

Asked by nicktompk 1 hour ago

How to fix duplicate bookmarks issue once and for all??

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (89.0) on both of my Windows 7 computers as well as on my iPhone. I have this really annoying glitch where I'll bookmark a page, a… (read more)

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (89.0) on both of my Windows 7 computers as well as on my iPhone. I have this really annoying glitch where I'll bookmark a page, and Firefox will occasionally duplicate that bookmark hundreds of times. I've gone in and deleted the duplicates, but then the problem re-occurs, so I'm trying to figure out how to finally fix this! I've already spent several hours looking through your help forums and trying to fix it, but nothing seems to work. Here's what I've done:

I turned off sync on all my devices. I also noticed that I had the iCloud synch extension on one of my computers, so I removed that, since I read that might cause some issues. Then I went and cleaned up the bookmarks on one of my computers, deleting all the duplicate entries, and I exported an HTML version of my bookmarks to my computer and also created a backup .json file. I refreshed Firefox on that computer. And I changed my sync password, since I read somewhere that that would supposedly force my old data to be deleted from Firefox's server.

Then I turned sync back on on that one computer, hoping that the latest version of my bookmarks that were on that computer would now update to Firefox's server. But instead of replacing the old bookmarks file in the cloud, it simply added back the old duplicate bookmarks to my computer (which apparently never got deleted from Firefox servers, despite the password change). Super frustrating. Isn't there a way to force a one-way sync, so the version of the bookmarks file that I have locally -- which has the latest changes -- takes priority??

I then tried going to "Import bookmarks from HTML," hoping that the version I had previously saved would replace this bad, outdated version I had downloaded from the server, but that didn't seem to do anything (I guess import only adds new bookmarks but doesn't delete existing bookmarks?). Could I import the json file instead? If so, how do I do that? I've considered deleting all my bookmarks and then importing the html file again to see if that fixes it, but it looks like the html file doesn't include the bookmarks on my toolbar. Is that correct? If so, I don't want to lose them.

Not sure what this is so glitchy and so difficult to fix. Can someone please help?

Asked by scottgurian 8 hours ago

Last reply by scottgurian 1 hour ago

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Why is Mozilla suggesting websites?

So I am not sure what this is about. I know the search bar and URL are combined no matter what at this point, but the issue is that if I type any letter; it suggests a we… (read more)

So I am not sure what this is about. I know the search bar and URL are combined no matter what at this point, but the issue is that if I type any letter; it suggests a website that I have never visited, bookmarked, searched, etc.

Please see the screen shot I have attached. In this example, I typed the letter "y", although it can be done with any other letter, and an unwarranted site will pre-populate. I am assuming this is Mozilla is promoting/sponsoring certain websites when you start typing any letter, which I don't want a part of.

It can't be DuckDuckGo causing this (the search engine of this user's choice), because changing the Firefox settings from URL to Search bar only doesn't make this issue stop. Not sure what I can do to prevent unsolicited sites from showing up when I am typing into the URL field.

To replicate, you can start typing any letter into the URL/Search bar field and the first result directly underneath is a "random" website suggestion.

This is why I assume it is coming from Mozilla (not DuckDuckGo), because before the recent updates, there was never this issue. It is great that you guys want to promote your favorite sites, but from the user's end: it is forced upon us; which is not supposed to be Firefox-like.

I don't read the blogs and articles about Mozilla's vision, so perhaps this is a new feature and it works as expected; however, there should be an opt-out so that users can just search for a website name without a favored suggestion appearing directly below.

Asked by AntidoteYYMBR 1 day ago

Answered by AntidoteYYMBR 3 hours ago

Downloading OK. Uploading does not work for any platform (Google, YouTube, Vimeo)

In the past month or so I have been unable to upload files from my PC to any file hosting/sharing accounts: YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo). Every attempt is either stuck a… (read more)

In the past month or so I have been unable to upload files from my PC to any file hosting/sharing accounts: YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo). Every attempt is either stuck at "Upload starting" forever (waited 24 hours), or part way through the upload will fail with no meaningful information. When I switch to Chrome it works every time as expected. Again, note that so far I have not had any ongoing issues with downloads. The occasional failure, but nothing noteworthy. I have tried removing Firefox from my machine, wiping all folders, caches, etc. reinstalling - nothing fixes this issue. It has continued over approximately three FF major updates. Please assist. Thanks.

Asked by D K 1 hour ago

Must add option to disable the version 89 Proton UI in the VIEW menu - it is awful for Desktop + Mouse.

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on scr… (read more)

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on screen and efficiency.

Luckily in one of the threads I found solution, and links to articles to fix most of the biggest issues:

As a temporary tactic to buy time, you can use a preference to revert the tab bar to its older appearance. This is just for Firefox 89, so you have a month to keep an eye out for the next workaround. To set that up: (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 proton (or full browser.proton.enabled) (3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new Proton style) and false (old Photon style) Since this was kept in just for testing, there might be some occasional glitches.

Here the options I changed - set false to all.

   browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled
   browser.proton.doorhangers.enabled
   browser.proton.enabled
   browser.proton.modals.enabled
   browser.proton.places-tooltip.enabled

+ even further reduction of the spaces -> browser.uidensity -> 1

I expect the new Proton view is inspired by touch screens - and is more optimized for tablets, giving more space around individual options, with extra space around them - to make sure you hit the right option with your finger. The downside is we get less visible options on the screen, as now each option takes more space - and it is absolutely awful and less visible for people using desktop mode, and using the more precise mouse and/or keyboard.

And here a list of the problems and annoyances in V89, and why they are a problem (and these are only the ones I noticed so far - attached is a screenshot collage of the issues.

1. Tabs which play audio no longer show that they play audio, unless I hover on top of them - which is a big problem if you have 20 tabs, and are searching which one auto-played some audio. In the previous version each tab playing audio had the audio icon on top of it. 2. My bookmarks take much more space on my screen, and while previously I organized them to fit perfectly to it, now are going outside of it, and I have to (unnecessarily) scroll to find more. 3. On YouTube There was a "delete video" button next to each video in my "watch later" list, and I was able to quickly delete the watched ones. Now I have to click on the 3 dots, and then on the trash bin button to delete. Much slower an annoying. Return to the old vision (sadly I cannot find a way to fix this yet)

This totally failed visualization must IMMEDIATELY be reversed, and you must add option in the VIEW menu - which switches between the old DESKTOP view (version 88 style), and new TABLET view (V89 style).

And it must not be allowed that you disable the browser.proton.enabled option in the next update, as this will force us to use only the new awful view, and give us 3 options:

1. Revert to 88. I have already backed up my profile, and downloaded it, in case V90 ruins the view permanently. This also opens us to security risks - so I can allow this for no more than 2-3 months, in hope you fix this fail. 2. Switch browser. Move to Vivaldi (which I use at work) or Brave, if you refuse to fix the fail. 3. Accept the awful view - not going to happen to me. I am using Mozilla since Netscape, but this fail is infuriating enough to make me switch if made permanent / even worse.

Asked by b.gyulmezov 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

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Where is the share-button gone?

In the old firefox, I had the opportunity to share websites and f. e. send them from my laptop to my stationary computer. I think there were three dots ... next to the ur… (read more)

In the old firefox, I had the opportunity to share websites and f. e. send them from my laptop to my stationary computer. I think there were three dots ... next to the url. But that is gone. I used that a lot for websites that I needed to print out (my laptop isn't connected to the printer's vpn).

What now? I don't think I can use pocket for that, since that saves all the websites, I just need to send them once.

Asked by corneliust 2 hours ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 hour ago

Having problems restoring tabs when closing a window on Mac

Hi, since the latest version of Firefox I have a problem that tabs are not going to be restored when closing just the window. On Mac closing the window means pressing the… (read more)

Hi,

since the latest version of Firefox I have a problem that tabs are not going to be restored when closing just the window. On Mac closing the window means pressing the red bulb in the top left corner, which actually keeps Firefox running in the background. I know that it was different in previous versions. There the last open tabs were reopened when creating a new first window. Now sessions are only restored when Firefox is shutdown explicitly (CMD+Q) and then restarted. Option for session restore is set. I tried to fix that by using the addon Tab Session Manager, however, this is not the behavior I'm used to. I also deleted my old profile (all my urls, etc. are gone now ... :( ), no effect.

Anyone know if something has changed for sessions? Or is it just me having such a problem?

Regards, Thomas

Asked by thomas.klinger 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

v.89 proton disabled

Windows 10 Firefox 88/89 64-bit PC It seems there was a compact mode before version 89? I don't know if that's what I want. I would like to have a simple selection in FF … (read more)

Windows 10 Firefox 88/89 64-bit PC It seems there was a compact mode before version 89? I don't know if that's what I want.

I would like to have a simple selection in FF Preferences to turn OFF the Proton stuff. I am not an IT geek and I'm not comfortable doing things like changing CSS code - if I knew how to do that stuff, I'd be using Linux not Windows. Since I'm stuck with Windows, I rely on a good browser like FF v.88 to take care of the technical stuff.

Version 89 seems to be OK with Proton shut off, but I hear this is a temporary fix. I also don't know if shutting off Proton fixed the spacing nightmare in Bookmarks - I lost mine reloading v.88 and haven't had a chance to look for them. (v.89 is on the PC upstairs - this one is still on v.88.)

For some context on the anger at FF's change, those of us who use Facebook on a regular basis were forced into a horrendous update in late 2021 which barely works, and Facebook continuously changes code, fixing what isn't broken. To find that the browser we've relied on for years did the same with no warning is very upsetting.

I'd like to get a message directly to Mozilla but "Submit Feedback" has been shut down for over a week.

Asked by fidservant 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

not active login button

Firefox in windows will not let me login to my outlook account. Sight comes up, loads username and password but the login button is not active and does nothing. All pro… (read more)

Firefox in windows will not let me login to my outlook account. Sight comes up, loads username and password but the login button is not active and does nothing. All products are up to date.

I have tried several solutions I found but nothing seems to apply to me.

tony_in_bc@hotmail.com

Asked by tony_in_bc 1 month ago

Last reply by tony_in_bc 2 hours ago

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How can I turn off the searching from address bar .

Every time I go to search from my ecosia , it suddenly started making my search go from the url address bar and I hate it immensely. How can I make it STOP and just act n… (read more)

Every time I go to search from my ecosia , it suddenly started making my search go from the url address bar and I hate it immensely. How can I make it STOP and just act normal ?

Asked by r.hutchinson62 17 hours ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 12 hours ago

PASSWORDS AND LOGINS NOT SAVING FROM DAY TO DAY

Following the latest Firefox update, my computer no longer saves passwords or logins from day to day. I have checked all the settings all of which are as they should be.… (read more)

Following the latest Firefox update, my computer no longer saves passwords or logins from day to day. I have checked all the settings all of which are as they should be. I have also cleared my cookies and browsing history but it makes no difference, when I log in the following day none have been saved. Please help - I am at my wits end.

Asked by jill.sumbler 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Firefox keep crashing

Hi for a while now, few months Firefox crash like crazy on my PC Sometimes it would just crash at start, and refused to open Sometimes tab start crashing, and eventually … (read more)

Hi for a while now, few months Firefox crash like crazy on my PC

Sometimes it would just crash at start, and refused to open Sometimes tab start crashing, and eventually firefox crashes

Common sites where i see the crash happens are cnn.com and nba.com

I usually restart my PC , refresh firefox or reinstall it to get rid of the crashes but this is very tiring , very tiring

I am sure its something on my PC that causing the conflict, because even reinstalling doesnt entirely fix it

But i have no clue what it could be

Asked by shishini 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago