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Does anyone ever read feedback submitted through the Help menu?

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it. You do… (read more)

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it.

You don't even get a "sent" confirmation - all I get is a page saying something like "Your feedback will be used to improve Firefox", which doesn't confirm the feedback was sent!

I actually sent feedback about this last year, saying that the "sent" message should be clearer. But who knows if anyone saw it! LOL

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (read more)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 1 year ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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Get rid of "This Time Search With.

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up s… (read more)

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up space in the URL bar. I've seen it suggested that they can be removed in the Search options page. But when I've tried that, it also removes them from the Search bar.

Here's what I want: for the URL bar to only have space for a URL, no "This time, search with" nonsense, but the Search bar left completely intact, with all the search engines I use.

Asked by r.thomas.wright 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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CSS help needed: how do I recolor bookmark drop-down menus?

So I've got Proton UI forced on me today in 92.0 update and accordingly had to spend my entire evening trying to repair all of the damage. So far I've managed to fix menu… (read more)

So I've got Proton UI forced on me today in 92.0 update and accordingly had to spend my entire evening trying to repair all of the damage. So far I've managed to fix menu spacing and the way tabs look all while not breaking previous walls of text in userChrome.css meant to fix even older UI problems. Still one thing I failed to find any solutions to is the bookmark drop-down menus color issue. Those menus used to be gray, but now they are all bright white, which to me is super annoying. Any tips on how to fully recolor those?

Asked by jbrandom2 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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How to edit the sessionstore.jsonlz4 file?

Editing old sessionstore.js files used to be easy can .jsonlz4 files be edited/converted? I need to sanitize a session, I am aware of https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/s… (read more)

Editing old sessionstore.js files used to be easy can .jsonlz4 files be edited/converted? I need to sanitize a session, I am aware of https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html but that's not what I want.

Asked by Snippet 10 months ago

Answered by Snippet 10 months ago

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Firefox + Windows 7 : Some tabs/sites crashes regularly

This has been going for a couple of days. I have tried starting in safe mode, didn't help. I have tried disabling JavaScript, didn't help. Two "main sites" affected, Fee… (read more)

This has been going for a couple of days.

I have tried starting in safe mode, didn't help.

I have tried disabling JavaScript, didn't help.

Two "main sites" affected, Feedly and Gmail. Feedly had this problem but it disappeared after a while. Now Gmail is having problems. I can move around and read mails but not respond to them.

Other sites affected "seems" to have in common that they are blog-type, perhaps like WordPress or similar.

I have a Windows 10 computer with the same browser setup and there have been no problems there so far.

The version is 86.0.1 (64-bit).

I'm not technically advanced so please be gentle with me.

Asked by ArneStockholm 8 months ago

Answered by ArneStockholm 8 months ago

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'Other Bookmarks' appears in Bookmark Toolbar, I don't want it!

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I … (read more)

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I like having the double right arrow at the edge of the toolbar like it use to be. When I did a full browser 'refresh', it disappeared!

However, on using CCleaner again, the darn thing reappeared.

How to I tell FireFox that I would like to be in charge of how it displayed, rather than some errant code that someone else thinks i want?

Asked by Stephen5000 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Link to .docx files no more opened by MS Word

Hello, we have a CVS repository which can be browsed using viewvc. In this repository there are some .docx files which are MS Word documents. Until about one week ago, cl… (read more)

Hello, we have a CVS repository which can be browsed using viewvc. In this repository there are some .docx files which are MS Word documents. Until about one week ago, clicking on such a link brought up a dialog asking what Firefox should do with this file. One of the options is to open it with Word (see image 'ChooseWord').

But now this is no longer possible. I believe it vanished in the course of the automatic Firefox updates. Now the dialog looks like in the attached image 'NoWord'.

How can I restore the old behaviour?

Thanks, gernot

Asked by gkerschb 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Middle click, aka wheel click, does nothing

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely n… (read more)

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely nothing. I've even tried holding the wheel click for 10 seconds, still nothing.

I have verified the following settings in about:config; browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick=true middlemouse.contentLoadURL=false middlemouse.paste=false middlemouse.scrollbarPosition=false

When I was doing a search for related questions to this problem I found a user 3 years ago had a similar problem, and that they had an addition setting: middlemouse.openNewWindow=true. This setting no longer seems to be there. I have no idea if this setting was recently removed, and is the source of my problem, or if it was removed a while ago and my problem is the result of some other change. I have restarted Firefox twice, and even rebooted my laptop, in an effort to fix this problem. Nothing has worked. Depending on what I am doing I rely on using the wheel click HEAVILY, as it is much simpler to close a tab then to hit the back button 4, 10, or 20 times to return to where I started, or if I'm trying to keep track of what links I've followed from doing a search without having to re-do the search and hope I get the exact same results (with Google I never do).

At this time I am already heavily inclined to just return to the previous version of Firefox, despite how much of a pain that will be, however this is a recently released update, so I feel I should give the devs a chance to fix any new bugs from the update. That, and I won't have the time around work for several days, probably over a week, which makes it more practical to give the devs a chance to release a patch that fixes the problem.

Asked by razmoudah1 8 months ago

Answered by razmoudah1 8 months ago

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problem in charts in some sites like binance and etc

hi, i have a Seriously problem in charts in sites like binance but in other browsers there is not such a problem. the problem is when i move the mouse in the chart sudden… (read more)

hi, i have a Seriously problem in charts in sites like binance but in other browsers there is not such a problem. the problem is when i move the mouse in the chart suddenly the chart crash somehow and all the cursor traces became visible and i see lots of Vertical and Horizontal line that shouldn't be there. i have deleted and reinstalled firefox once i have updated my firefox to last version i have deleted all old firefox data i have updated adobe flash player but still the problem exist. please someone help me fix it

Asked by xxxneo2009 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Clearing my Browser Cache SHOULD NOT be this tedious

As I am on the computer all day, I find it helpful to get around slow page loads and stuck videos by clearing my Browser Cache frequently. As many as 20 times daily. I h… (read more)

As I am on the computer all day, I find it helpful to get around slow page loads and stuck videos by clearing my Browser Cache frequently. As many as 20 times daily.

I have to do these exact steps: 1) Click on Tools>Options>Privacy & Security. 2) Scroll down, wait while cache data is gathered before the Clear Data option becomes active 3) Click on Clear Data 4) Uncheck the Clear Cookies box 5) Click Clear.

I do understand that by using the right settings, I could have Firefox clear the cache automatically, but that would just mean frequently closing Firefox and opening it right back up, losing all my open tabs in the process, so that option really doesn't work for me.

It would be really nice if Firefox could just put a button to Clear Cache (and only the cache, not the cookies) right on the Menu Bar. It would be one quick click and done!

Am I missing something - is there a way to customize my menu bar to do this, or is this something Mozilla is looking into?

Asked by joelchummel 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Does Firefox support .mp4 video?

On page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/html5-audio-and-video-firefox?redirectslug=viewing-html5-audio-and-video&redirectlocale=en-US I find "AAC and H.264/MPEG-… (read more)

On page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/html5-audio-and-video-firefox?redirectslug=viewing-html5-audio-and-video&redirectlocale=en-US

I find "AAC and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC are patented audio/video compression formats. They can be viewed in Firefox using built-in OS libraries (so neither Mozilla nor you need to pay a fee) if embedded in the MP4 container format (.mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v file types)."

But when I create an HTML page with the following HTML5 code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
</body>
This is a test of video.
<video src="C:/MyVideoFile.mp4" controls>
</video>
</html>

I get the error "No video with supported format and MIME type found". Does Firefox in fact support .mp4 video? If so, what changes do I need to make in the HTML?

Asked by WoodyFF 11 months ago

Answered by WoodyFF 11 months ago

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Transfer of FVD Speed Dial Cells - custom pictures and all

Since I am unable to find any forum dedicated to add-ons I'll post my question here and hope for the best. How do I transfer my FVD Speed Dial cells in my old laptop (win… (read more)

Since I am unable to find any forum dedicated to add-ons I'll post my question here and hope for the best. How do I transfer my FVD Speed Dial cells in my old laptop (win 7) to Firefox in my new laptop (win 10). Please don't tell me I'm going to have to redo each one by hand. I did check the Export button on Speed Dial but it doesn't transfer the custom pictures. Is there an easier way to do this? Like maybe moving a specific file(s)? Thank you - Sharon D.

Asked by s.dufur 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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pop up blocker with bookmarklet

Hello, We run a website that uses a bookmarklet button which allows us to capture the current URL location and save it. This is placed on the Tool Bar where its easy for … (read more)

Hello, We run a website that uses a bookmarklet button which allows us to capture the current URL location and save it. This is placed on the Tool Bar where its easy for a user to use. Until now, its been working perfectly but with this latest update to FireFox we are seeing the pop-up blocking being activated with the yellow message bar at the top. Now this would be ok if we only had to allow the pop up once (by clicking allow site), but unfortunately the bookmarket button has to be able to work on all sites, which is the whole point of the button. So its impractical to keep allowing it every time its used. Disabling the pop-up blocker completely then works, but then the browser is open to other pop-ups. Is there any way to allow bookmarklets to display a pop up and not display a pop-up message? Without having to disable the entire pop-up functionality. Can the FF developers allow for user placed bookmarklets to not be pop-up blocked. Maybe an exception added for that. They are placed manually by the user so are allowed by the user only.

Thanks for reading. Paul.

Asked by paul319 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Google Calendar suddenly not working in Firefox

Three computers running current version of Firefox. All have a longstanding bookmark for Google Calendar. Starting this morning, when I click on the bookmark, Calendar go… (read more)

Three computers running current version of Firefox. All have a longstanding bookmark for Google Calendar. Starting this morning, when I click on the bookmark, Calendar goes into a "loading" mode and will not load. However, when I open Gmail using the same sign-in I can access the calendar in the right pane of the Gmail page. But when I try to open the calendar in a new tab, the same "loading" issue happens and I can't see a full page calendar. Two computers run on Windows 10, one on Windows 7. All three computers have the same problem which has never happened before. I have tried adjusting Firefox privacy settings on each computer to no avail. I run a Malwarebytes VPN and have tried turning that off, but have the same result. I don't think this is a Google problem because the right pane calendar opens fine when I open Gmail. I also tried this in Microsoft Edge on the two Windows 10 computers and the calendar opens fine. The calendar data also opens fine in third party ios calendar apps. So I'm at a loss about what to try next.

Asked by ynkyword 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago