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Google.com Results screen looks totally different in Firefox on this machine only

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from mult… (read more)

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from multiple backups yet it still shows up like the first picture? on other machines when I use firefox I dont have this issue and I dont have the issue if I use another browser to call up something from google.

Any help someone could give would be appreciated. Thank you

Asked by VaughnMNY1 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Add-ons not installing anymore

Out of the blue my add-ons are disabled (see picture of my about:addons screen) and cannot be reinstalled. Every time I try to install an add-on I get: "Installation abor… (read more)

Out of the blue my add-ons are disabled (see picture of my about:addons screen) and cannot be reinstalled. Every time I try to install an add-on I get: "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt."

Setting xpinstall.signatures.required and xpinstall.whitelist.required to false in about:config did not resolve this issue as well.

Asked by alimar 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Can't change my default search engine back to Google

Over the past couple weeks, I have noted that when I tried to search something on Google, my search automatically sends me to Bing instead. This really angers me as I had… (read more)

Over the past couple weeks, I have noted that when I tried to search something on Google, my search automatically sends me to Bing instead.

This really angers me as I had always had my Firefox default search engine set to Google, like it currently says in my Firefox settings. Never had I ever changed my default search engine to Bing.

My question is, how can I have my searches be sent to Google instead of Bing when I always had and currently have my default search engine set to Google?

Asked by coolboy725 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox CSS question: putting navbar at top of browser, in line with Menu bar

Hello. Before the "proton" update to the Firefox UI, I had nicely saved space in my browser by putting the navbar up on the same level with the menu bar which is able to … (read more)

Hello. Before the "proton" update to the Firefox UI, I had nicely saved space in my browser by putting the navbar up on the same level with the menu bar which is able to make the UI area of Firefox take up less vertical space on my screen. Proton broke this however, so I reverted.

What sort of userchrome.css code do I now need to use in order to put the menu bar and navbar on the same level, like the attached image?

Asked by zach.heise 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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search bar and address bar issue

Hello, Can someone please tell me how to stop my "search bar" text from also showing up in my "address bar"? I have search the internet and found all of the following wa… (read more)

Hello, Can someone please tell me how to stop my "search bar" text from also showing up in my "address bar"? I have search the internet and found all of the following ways that have been suggested that have not worked.

I read that I should set the following to "false" to solve my problem.

1) keyword.enabled 2) browser.fixup.alternate.enabled 3) browser.urlbar.suggest.surches

I have also gone into the settings menu and un-checked everything I could find about suggestions or words or anything else being added to the address bar. The only thing that should show up in and address bar is................you guessed it: AN ADDRESS!  :-) Thanks so much for your help.

I really appreciate the help. Mark

Asked by kamarkie1 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Makoto Shinkai's Newtab is Missing

When I was using Firefox 2 months ago, there was an extension called "Makoto Shinkai's Newtab" in Mozilla's extension site. Even though developer also supports Firefox, s… (read more)

When I was using Firefox 2 months ago, there was an extension called "Makoto Shinkai's Newtab" in Mozilla's extension site. Even though developer also supports Firefox, sadly I can't find it anymore. Is there any way to find out what happened to that extension?

Asked by Yağmur Adam 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (read more)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Java 96.0.2 (64-bit)

Hello, I have searched online and support.mozilla.org forum for an hour and I can not get a result for my question. I am simply looking for a way to enable java in case o… (read more)

Hello,

I have searched online and support.mozilla.org forum for an hour and I can not get a result for my question. I am simply looking for a way to enable java in case of demand. Java 96.0.2 (64-bit) is the version i have for windows 10 64 bit.

Asked by REA 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Email

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to … (read more)

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to go back to Gmail. Thanxalot.

Guy

Asked by giantguy68.80 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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colors in browser

After the last update, Firefox changed its theme to dark (for example, about:preferences is now in dark colors), the background of some sites, such as twitter and github,… (read more)

After the last update, Firefox changed its theme to dark (for example, about:preferences is now in dark colors), the background of some sites, such as twitter and github, also changed. How to return everything to light colors?

Asked by user20984567 5 days ago

Answered by TNorth 4 days ago

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firefox parameters

I have a problem with video play and most of the answers say to set media.benchmark.vp9.fps Where is it? Where do I set this parameter? I search firefox hep to locate thi… (read more)

I have a problem with video play and most of the answers say to set media.benchmark.vp9.fps

Where is it? Where do I set this parameter? I search firefox hep to locate this and get nothing except other posts saying to set this parameter, but none of them explain where to find it. ?????

Asked by retiredatlast451 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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All my pages went to dark mode after the last update

I always used a theme that is dark on the top side (tab area), after the last update, all pages went on darkmode without me making any change, google search, twitter, wha… (read more)

I always used a theme that is dark on the top side (tab area), after the last update, all pages went on darkmode without me making any change, google search, twitter, whatsapp web, even the initial firefox page. The only way to turn that off is to deactivate my theme. I dont want my browser to be entirely on dark mode. How can I roll back this change?

Asked by dieguitocinti 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Restoring add-ons, extensions, settings, etc from Old Firefox Data

Firefox would not finishing loading so I (stupidly) clicked "refresh firefox" not realizing it would loose add-ons, extensions, etc. It created an Old Firefox Data folder… (read more)

Firefox would not finishing loading so I (stupidly) clicked "refresh firefox" not realizing it would loose add-ons, extensions, etc. It created an Old Firefox Data folder if that can somehow get it back to as it was instead of having to figure what add-ons I had & reinstall everything, etc. My Bookmarks still appear but I need the add-ons back!

Asked by WTM_W7 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Close Tab button on left

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part… (read more)

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part of the operating system is absolutely nuts, so why is it not easier (or even automatic?!) to place the 'close tab' button on the left when running on a Mac operating system?

I have tried the solutions recommended here – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253751 – but without any success. Maybe someone could help me understand what I am doing wrong? Better yet, maybe Mozilla could remove the need for such workarounds and implement what ought to be a standard feature?

Asked by Kit Marsden 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox 96.0.2 home screen color

I saw this posted: (A) Right-click context menus, toolbar drop-down panels Starting in Firefox 89, these would flip to a dark background if the text on the inactive/backg… (read more)

I saw this posted: (A) Right-click context menus, toolbar drop-down panels Starting in Firefox 89, these would flip to a dark background if the text on the inactive/background tabs was white or light. Firefox 96 has extended this adaptation to more parts of the browser. As far as I know, the only built-in way to avoid this is to change your toolbar theme to one with dark text on the inactive/background tabs. (The other way is the not-officially-supported userChrome.css file route.)

OK, I have been using a "not-officially-supported userChrome.css file" for quite sometime. Every 4th or 5th update (sic) screws it up. Apparently the latest (96.0.2) "looks" at my toolbars, makes an (erroneous) assumption and turns the main part of the home screen to black.

Not useful!

Suggestions to override Firefox's (less than helpful) assumption?

Asked by AIVAS 1 week ago

Answered by TNorth 6 days ago

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How to stop firefox automaticly opening ctrl+f

So I make games and one thing that bugs me a lot is when i make a game controlled by WASD, when i try to move, it opens up the Find menu. Is there a simple fix that I can… (read more)

So I make games and one thing that bugs me a lot is when i make a game controlled by WASD, when i try to move, it opens up the Find menu. Is there a simple fix that I can do to stop this?

Asked by Echo 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Change of background colour

Firefox update has changed my background colour without my permission and due to failing eyesight I can barely read anything. I have tried to change the background colou… (read more)

Firefox update has changed my background colour without my permission and due to failing eyesight I can barely read anything. I have tried to change the background colour as per instructions but it will not revert to my original setting

Asked by hbaird38 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago