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Mac zoom-in gesture scales the whole viewport

Hi, I've been having a strange issue running Firefox browser on my Mac Pro M1. On websites like Figma or Maps, where the user can zoom in and out of a portion of the in… (read more)

Hi, I've been having a strange issue running Firefox browser on my Mac Pro M1. On websites like Figma or Maps, where the user can zoom in and out of a portion of the interface, my zoom-in pinches may cause the non-scalable part of the view to also zoom in. This happens if, by mistake, the starting position of my pinching is within the area of the non-scalable UI. See attached image as an example (the inspect tool remains of the right size, but as you can see, the left-hand-side interface is zoomed in, too).

If I try to restore the original size with the Cmd+- shortcut, the baseline is taken as my current zoomed-in view, so zooming out further just makes the text smaller in an already gigantic ui. Closing and reopening the tab also doesn't work.

Normally, performing the pinching-out gesture over the non-scalable part solves the problem. However, for some reason this stopped working today, and I'm now stuck with an unworkable view of Figma.

How can I fix this?

Asked by Giulia Passoni 59 minutes ago

Last reply by Giulia Passoni 52 minutes ago

Missing keybindings in official keyboard shortcut overview and firefox itself

In this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly Several commands do not have corresponding keybindings. In particula… (read more)

In this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly

Several commands do not have corresponding keybindings. In particular, the ones I'm interested in are "Go one word to the left/right" as shown in the attached image.

Is there a reason why these are left out? Firefox is the only program on MacOS, that I have encountered, where it is impossible to have the caret skip words forward/backwards.

I can use Karabiner-Elements to fix whatever weirdness might exist, but not if Firefox has no way to actually trigger that command, nor a way to rebind keys in order to do so either.

Maybe I've missed something obvious.

PS: Writing this was annoying, exactly for the reason explained. The weird thing is that CTRL+backspace is the only "make key X operate on a whole word instead of a single character" that actually works. For example, "backspace" removes a single character in text edit fields. "ctrl+backspace" would remove the whole word.

PPS: I don't care too much if the modifier key is CTRL or CMD. I can rebind that. I just need it to either be *something*, or that one can set it to *something.

Asked by rofurus 1 hour ago

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bookmarks gone after doing a factory reset on my Macbook despite signing into same Mozilla profile

Hiya good citizens of the internet 👋 Please help me recover my bookmarks 🥺 I've gone through every single support article on this topic and tried everything suggested … (read more)

Hiya good citizens of the internet 👋

Please help me recover my bookmarks 🥺

I've gone through every single support article on this topic and tried everything suggested and still no luck. This is my hail mary.

How I got here I needed to do a full wipe and reinstal of my macOS; this was conducted with the help of the Genuis bar. Upon reinstalling Firefox, I signed into my account and my bookmarks are all gone, records of them empty.

I should also note that nothing else ported over. No passwords, no browser extensions. Nada. The passowrds and extensions aren't a big deal. I use a 3rd-party password manager and can easily re-download the handful of extensions/widgets. But I heavily relied on bookmarks for both frequently visited sites and ones rarely-used which I knew were important for future reference. And I cannot remember 80% of them...

What else I've tried other than what's suggested in help article:

  • Because I did not check to confirm which Firefox profile I've been signed into for ages and ages before doing the reset, I thought maybe I had just signed into the wrong one. I proceeded to try every other email address I have, including two from my old workplace. None of the other 5 emails had profiles created. I know this because it prompted the sign up userflow; create a password, etc.
  • But I also know for a fact that the bookmarks were saved as part of a profile because I used the profile sync feature to auto-port all my bookmarks when I first got this Macbook a year and a bit ago.
  • The folders where bookmark backup info is stored locally are empty... Clearly, it wasn't stored in my icloud documents (that's on me for not double-checking)
  • I checked my other device (mobile phone) to see if I had firefox downloaded and was signed into the same account as the original, with the bookmarks still visible. Of course I didn't. I only use Safari on my phone 😭

""Grasping at straws: the only other things I can think of""

  • Is there some way of linking my MAC address with my IP address and using those to triangulate the correct profile?
  • Because my computer got wiped and nothing is saved locally, my only hope is that my bookmarks are floating around the ether. If so, I just need to figure out how to find them.

Any and all help/suggestions are massively appreciated!!

Thanks in advance,

Lauren

Asked by Lauren G 1 day ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

modify shortcuts on the opening page?

I would like to "manage" the shortcuts as they appear on my opening page. I don't know if it's possible. I find the current icons boring and not quickly informative. I… (read more)

I would like to "manage" the shortcuts as they appear on my opening page. I don't know if it's possible.

I find the current icons boring and not quickly informative. I'd like, for example, to Alphabetize them, and to not show some of them without actually removing them from my bookmarks list.

Can anyone assist?

Asked by Joel Hencken 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

tabs are opening automatically

Hello Team, its been a really problem whenever i am working on fox. before a week only 1 tab gets open automatically now from this week several tabs are opening. kindl… (read more)

Hello Team,

its been a really problem whenever i am working on fox. before a week only 1 tab gets open automatically now from this week several tabs are opening.

kindly support.

Asked by Gaurav Magia 1 day ago

Last reply by Gaurav Magia 1 day ago

Disable video pop-out when scrolling away

When scrolling a web site with an embedded video, as that video scrolls off screen, it automatically pops out to a picture-in-picture video on the lower right-hand part o… (read more)

When scrolling a web site with an embedded video, as that video scrolls off screen, it automatically pops out to a picture-in-picture video on the lower right-hand part of the page. How can I disable this. I don't want this to ever happen.

Asked by bos45 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

why, each time I try to log in to Xfinity, do I get a banner across the bottom of the screen asking my cookie choices before I can even log in to Xfinity. Same goes for Safari when trying to log in to Xfinity

Why, each time that I try to log in to Xfinity, do I get a banner across the bottom of the screen asking my cookie choices before I can even log in to Xfinity. Same goes… (read more)

Why, each time that I try to log in to Xfinity, do I get a banner across the bottom of the screen asking my cookie choices before I can even log in to Xfinity. Same goes for Safari when trying to log in to Xfinity or Comcast.


This is so strange. Usually cookie selection is after you sign in not before...

Asked by cvznh6fbjj 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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How to PERMANENTLY close Bookmarks sidebar panel?

As of a few days ago whenever I start Firefox the window appears with the Bookmarks sidebar panel already opened. I click the "X" on the sidebar and it will close - until… (read more)

As of a few days ago whenever I start Firefox the window appears with the Bookmarks sidebar panel already opened. I click the "X" on the sidebar and it will close - until the next time I start Firefox. If I choose Menu->View->Sidebar->Bookmarks and uncheck it the panel will close - until the next time I start Firefox. No matter how the Bookmarks sidebar is closed, it will always reappear when Firefox is restarted. Even if I switch to some other sidebar, Bookmarks will replace it on startup.

I've searched about:config and found no setting which seems to control sidebar behavior on startup.

I assume this is the result of some recent update. Is there no longer a way to permanently disable the Bookmarks sidebar?

MacOS 12.7.5 Firefox 127.0 (64-bit)

Asked by bertfw 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

youtube HDR PQ video dont show correctly anymore on MacOS 14.5

HDR videos (specifically smpte2084 (PQ) / bt2020 videos) on youtube don't show correctly since last few updates of firefox on mac M1 & M2 sonoma 14.5. Firefox shows … (read more)

HDR videos (specifically smpte2084 (PQ) / bt2020 videos) on youtube don't show correctly since last few updates of firefox on mac M1 & M2 sonoma 14.5. Firefox shows overly bright (almost whitewashed) videos, seems like something changed either with MacOS or firefox in last few updates. Firefox was working fine on older MacOS last 2 years with HDR videos.

Here is a link to test this problem on Mac, Safari shows the same video correctly in HDR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s52wB4lKLeo

Kindly fix this problem soon.

Asked by iamfedupofemailnames 2 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Clearing my searches in address bar

Until recently I used to be able to clear my searches ( with clock icon) in the address bar, by doing the following: "Type or paste enough text for Firefox to show the… (read more)

Until recently I used to be able to clear my searches ( with clock icon) in the address bar, by doing the following:

 "Type or paste enough text for Firefox to show the item in the drop-down.
   Press the ↓ down arrow key to highlight the item.
   Hold down the Shift key and press Delete on your keyboard."

This no longer works, can anyone please tell me why it no longer works, and what is the alternative.

Many Thanks Galinda

Asked by Galinda 2 days ago

marcfstewart@@gmail.com

when I try to sign in it says can't find my email address I'm using my correct email address I'm trying to locate my download library can you help me thanks marc stewart … (read more)

when I try to sign in it says can't find my email address I'm using my correct email address I'm trying to locate my download library can you help me thanks marc stewart

Asked by Marc Stewart 2 days ago

Last reply by Marc Stewart 2 days ago

Want to download PDF documents into Google Drive

Using Firefox, I would like to download PDF documents that are online directly to a Google Drive folder. Is that possible with Firefox? Thanks in advance for a response! … (read more)

Using Firefox, I would like to download PDF documents that are online directly to a Google Drive folder. Is that possible with Firefox? Thanks in advance for a response!

Asked by mitch32 2 days ago

how do I disalble ALL beta and self-servicing new services that I do not want? NEVER EVER BUG ME PLEASE

Try our trusted guide to product reviews See how reliable product reviews are on Amazon before you buy. Review Checker, an experimental feature from Firefox, is built rig… (read more)

Try our trusted guide to product reviews See how reliable product reviews are on Amazon before you buy. Review Checker, an experimental feature from Firefox, is built right into the browser. It works on Walmart and Best Buy, too.

Using the power of Fakespot by Mozilla, we help you avoid biased and inauthentic reviews. Our AI model is always improving to protect you as you shop. Learn more

By selecting “Yes, try it“ you agree to Firefox’s privacy policy and Fakespot’s terms of use.

Asked by John Petersen 2 days ago