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pressing any key on the keyboard while in browser causes taskbar to pop in and out

My cat walked across the keyboard, and now when I press any key on the keyboard it makes the browser pop in and out of full screen. Is there a way to fix this? I have tri… (read more)

My cat walked across the keyboard, and now when I press any key on the keyboard it makes the browser pop in and out of full screen. Is there a way to fix this? I have tried the refresh and this did not work

Asked by Inkeri 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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userChrome.css not working (trying to block "Mozilla VPN" advertisements)

I do not wish to see advertisements for Mullvad on my Private Browsing new tab pages. But I can't even seem to opt out of them, as they remain even after searching "Spons… (read more)

I do not wish to see advertisements for Mullvad on my Private Browsing new tab pages. But I can't even seem to opt out of them, as they remain even after searching "Sponsored" in about:preferences and unchecking all the applicable boxes. uBlock Origin also seemed unable to remove them, even with a custom filter and after enabling it on about-scheme.

So I went to fix it with userchrome CSS, by adding the following to a file named userChrome.css inside a folder named chrome inside my profile folder (after setting toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to True):

[code] /* Remove advertisements for Mozilla VPN */ @-moz-document url(about:privatebrowsing) { .promo { display: none !important; } } /code

However, even after restarting the browser, these advertisements are still present.

What am I doing wrong?

Asked by ishygddt_xyz 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Open external links in private-window

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\op… (read more)

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under

   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command 

If you change the -url in the command line to -private-window -- from

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -private-window "%1"

-- then all external links launch in a private window.


jscher2000 in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1119073

This no longer works in FF 69. As soon as I modify "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL-F66A7FFE1BF331E2\shell\open\command", FF is detecting it and changes its status to "NOT your default browser".

I'd appreciate your help.

Asked by Yaron 2 years ago

Answered by Yaron 1 year ago

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How can I remove the "Did you mean to go to..." drop down bar when searching for something in the search bar?

How can I remove the drop down bar that asks me if I "meant to go to" some specific place every time I do a single-word search in the search bar? Apparently this was a pr… (read more)

How can I remove the drop down bar that asks me if I "meant to go to" some specific place every time I do a single-word search in the search bar? Apparently this was a problem a few years ago with a Firefox update, and it has just started happening to me after this most recent update. It is extremely annoying and there isn't anything in Options that allows a user to turn it off.

I tried a potential fix posted in one of the older support threads regarding this issue (switching browser.fixup.dns_first_for_single_words preference from false to true) but it doesn't seem to have worked, even after disabling the DNS's "Web Address Error Redirect Service", then resetting Firefox and my router after changing that setting.

Another method I tried was changing my DNS settings I also tried setting keyword.enabled to false, but that did not work either.

I've attached a screenshot of the specific drop down bar I'm referring to.

Asked by B M 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do i remove all passwords on firefox lockwise all at once

I want to remove ALL the passwords in firefox lockwise. No answers here. This is the worse software design I have ever seen from firefox. The old versions allowed you to … (read more)

I want to remove ALL the passwords in firefox lockwise. No answers here. This is the worse software design I have ever seen from firefox. The old versions allowed you to delete ALL passwords with one simple click, it looks like the only way I can get passwords removed in firefox lockwise is do so individually. Who was the mental defect that designed firefox lockwise without providing a ONE CLICK way to remove all passwords?

Asked by Stan 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How to disable Quick Find?

I need to disable the Quick Find hotkey or change it to something else. I use the forward slash on the keypad as a divide symbol for an in-browser calculator for my onli… (read more)

I need to disable the Quick Find hotkey or change it to something else. I use the forward slash on the keypad as a divide symbol for an in-browser calculator for my online math homework. However, every time I hit forward slash, it brings up the Quick Find search bar, which means I have to stop and use my mouse to click the divide button on the calculator. This is quite frustrating and slows me down immensely when completing my homework.

Asked by reneehebel 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to stop Firefox suggesting Autofill logins from other sites?

I have logins saved on various sites but recently Firefox has starting offering logins for sites that aren't the one I'm trying to log into. Because I have quite a few lo… (read more)

I have logins saved on various sites but recently Firefox has starting offering logins for sites that aren't the one I'm trying to log into. Because I have quite a few logins saved this can result in getting a dropdown of dozens of 'suggested' logins and finding the one in the list that's the actual login for the site I'm visiting is a bit of pain. How can I set this so that Firefox will only show me logins for the site I'm currently visiting the way it used to?

Asked by Kaine 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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What can be excluded from the Firefox profile folder when backing it up?

I've moved my Firefox profile to a custom location (in My Documents). When I run a backup, I want to exclude files that can easily be regenerated when the profile is rest… (read more)

I've moved my Firefox profile to a custom location (in My Documents). When I run a backup, I want to exclude files that can easily be regenerated when the profile is restored on another system. So far, my exclusion list is as follows:

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\OfflineCache\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\cache2\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\minidumps\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\safebrowsing\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\storage\temporary\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\parent.lock

Is this a safe list?

Are there additional folders that can safely be excluded? Keeping logins active upon restore is preferable (so keeping cookies, etc. is preferable).

Edit: The list above is safe, and when I tested the restore it works fine. The accepted answer lists some more folders that can be excluded, which I haven't yet tested but looking through them they look correct.

Asked by Shosha 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a way to search pages for multiple terms? Word A or Word B or Word G or...

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search. If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to se… (read more)

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search.

If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to search multiple pages, it's a lot of extra typing.

If other people have asked this same question since 57, well, support.mozilla.org does not have a working search function. Apparently Findbar Tweaks provided this function up through 56. But searching "Findbar" in addons.mozilla.org yields every other kind of bar, but nothing involving the findbar, because, well, addons.mozilla.org does not have a working search function, because it stems and defaults to OR searches.

Multi-Keywords Highlighter can highlight these results, but can't help me navigate to each one.

Willing to consider another browser, but must be able to block flashing, block animation, and block blinking cursors, due to neuro issues.

Asked by MarjaE 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do you close multiple tabs?

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to close multiple tabs at once. With past versions of Fi… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to close multiple tabs at once.

With past versions of FireFox, I could bring up the context menu (by holding down the control key and clicking on a tab) and choose "Close other tabs" or choose "Close tabs to the right of this tab." I could also choose either option from the File menu, but all those options seem to be gone now and I can't even bring up the Context menu any more. Maybe if I had a two-button mouse, I could click the right button, but you should be able to do the same thing with the standard trackpad that comes with the MacBook. I'm sorry.

Anyway, how do you close multiple tabs?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 1 year ago

Answered by Marina43182 1 year ago

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Firefox screenshots: no cloud upload possible?

Firefox screenshots provided a function to upload to the Mozilla cloud? Is that gone? Can I re-enable it from the configuration somehow? Pity, it was an extremely useful … (read more)

Firefox screenshots provided a function to upload to the Mozilla cloud? Is that gone? Can I re-enable it from the configuration somehow?

Pity, it was an extremely useful feature, especially when collaborating with others...

Asked by Michail Pappas 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to switch back Firefox display after displaying Source Page View with Ctrl-U

The CTRL-U shortcut displays the source version of the current page. In some specific situations, this feature can be useful, but not very often for regular users (in con… (read more)

The CTRL-U shortcut displays the source version of the current page. In some specific situations, this feature can be useful, but not very often for regular users (in contrast to developers). Unfortunately I can't find a way to switch back from this view: Ctrl-U isn't a toggle and there's no other shortcut that could be used to display initial view again. Also, I haven't found a menu command useful in such situation.

Also it is impossible to disable Firefox shortcuts selectively. Thus if you press Ctrl-U by chance then you cant view the original rendered page version and you lost what you entered in editing fields on the page.

Is there a way to achieve some level of control over this unwanted "improvement"?

Asked by witrak() 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Open markdown file with md extension in Firefox

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as p… (read more)

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as plain text. However, Firefox opens a download prompt. How can I teach Firefox to display the file as text?

Asked by Gorgor 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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RTL with Ctrl + Alt (Right)

Why Ctrl + Alt (Right & Left) not working in Firefox, In Google Chrome and Chromium browsers work easily For Example, when I want to write an Gmail I can't use Ctrl +… (read more)

Why Ctrl + Alt (Right & Left) not working in Firefox, In Google Chrome and Chromium browsers work easily For Example, when I want to write an Gmail I can't use Ctrl + Alt Right for change direction from LTR to RTL, I tested it's not work in any Text Area, please add this feature, this is necessary and important

Asked by AHMN48 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago