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Blank new tab when using file:/// for homepage with newtabhomepage addon

A Client recently dumped their Windows server. They ran IIS and had an Intranet website. The website has been static for years and I have set up a method for the tech per… (read more)

A Client recently dumped their Windows server. They ran IIS and had an Intranet website. The website has been static for years and I have set up a method for the tech person there to propagate changes without having to visit each PC, should the need arise.

The browsers were all running NewTabHomepage so that when a new tab was opened the homepage from the website was displayed. They do not want an external website as their homepage as the internal one has links to a bunch of stuff they use all day.

When the homepage in Firefox is set to open a page via file:/// rather than http:// when a new tab is opened the homepage is not loaded. A blank page is displayed.

Is there a way around this?

Asked by citizen1138x 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Reorder extensions

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I w… (read more)

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I want to customize the extensions toolbar, but how?

In the add-ons page, I can remove, disable, or enable extensions, but I cannot change the order of them.

As an example, there is an add-on for my Firefox account that is leftmost in the bar of extension icons. I would like to move it all the way to the right. Again, how would I do that?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by alizabgold 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Add-on no longer on Toolbar

I'm using the OneTab add-on, Enabled. The icon no longer shows on the Toolbar, though it is on the Menu bar next to Firefox View. I ran Remove and then Added it again, … (read more)

I'm using the OneTab add-on, Enabled. The icon no longer shows on the Toolbar, though it is on the Menu bar next to Firefox View.

I ran Remove and then Added it again, hoping the Toolbar Icon would reappear = no go, And I lost all URLs already saved, stupid me. To be clear, clicking the Icon on the Toolbar saves all open tabs.

Is there a fix via Preferences? Thanks. gw

Asked by metaguy 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

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In Firefox Lockwise, I cannot export my login/password datas.

Hello. I share the exact problem had by [[magicienne|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/magicienne]] (posted 4/6/21, 4:08 AM) I too, only have the choice of importi… (read more)

Hello. I share the exact problem had by [[magicienne|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/magicienne]] (posted 4/6/21, 4:08 AM)

I too, only have the choice of importing data into Firefox. Not exporting. I've version 78.9.0esr (64 bits) of Mozilla as well and work on an iMac OS X (El capitan). My desire is to import the information into Safari v15.6.1 installed on a MacMini v10.15.7.

I've read and followed the directions posted 4/6/21, 11:20 AM by moderator [[cor-el|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/cor-el]] to no avail. The export function still does not show in the pull down menu.

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The directions read: The export and import logins menu items aren't present in Lockwise in Firefox 78. • Firefox 79+ comes with an export to CSV feature. • Firefox 80+ comes with an import from CSV feature.

The LoginExport.jsm module is present in Firefox 78, but hasn't been enabled and you need code in userContent.css to get the export menu entry in the cogwheel menu in Lockwise. Add code to the userContent.css file.

@-moz-document url-prefix("about:logins"){

button.menuitem-import, button.menuitem-export {
 display:block!important;
}

}

It is not that difficult to create userContent.css if you have never used it.

The first step is to open the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" page and find the button to access the profile folder. • https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-troubleshooting-information-page-fix-firefox

You can find this button under the "Application Basics" section as "Profile Folder -> Open Folder". If you click this button then you open the profile folder in the Windows File Explorer. You need to create a folder with the name chrome in this folder (name is all lowercase). In the chrome folder you need to create a plain text file with the name userContent.css (name is case sensitive). In this userContent.css text file you paste the text posted. On Mac you can use the TextEdit utility to create the userContent.css file as a plain text file.

You need to close (Quit/Exit) and restart Firefox when you create or modify the userContent.css file.

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Please see attached image of my userContent.css file within the chrome folder.

I'm certain you will be able to help. Thank you for your assistance.

Asked by aarosco 1 year ago

Answered by aarosco 1 year ago

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Reader View Icon

I accidentally right clicked and hit "Remove from Address Bar" on the Reader View icon and now it's gone. I tried typing "about:config" into the browser and searching "re… (read more)

I accidentally right clicked and hit "Remove from Address Bar" on the Reader View icon and now it's gone. I tried typing "about:config" into the browser and searching "reader" then selecting the "reader.parse-on-load.force-enabled" toggle to "true" and that didn't get it back. Is there a way I can get it back?

Asked by RogerN04 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I disable the ctrl+t shortcut?

How can I disable the ctrl+t shortcut? I have tried using the Shortkey add-on, but it will not touch the ctrl+t shortcut. It works for everything else, just not that on… (read more)

How can I disable the ctrl+t shortcut? I have tried using the Shortkey add-on, but it will not touch the ctrl+t shortcut. It works for everything else, just not that one. I've been told I can modify the browser.xhtml file inside the omni.ja file, but I am finding that almost impossible. Has anyone managed to do this?

Asked by dan.murray 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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2 Firefox instances stopped working

Hello. Since a few years I was using 2 FF instances. Profile1 (default) triggered by "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Profile2 triggered by "C:\Program Fi… (read more)

Hello. Since a few years I was using 2 FF instances. Profile1 (default) triggered by "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Profile2 triggered by "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox1.exe" -P Mike -no-remote -no-deelevate I could start profile 2, than profile 1 and corresponding icons on Windows 7 taskbar were lit.

Out of the blue today when I start profile2 shortcut icon from profile1 is lit and I can't start profile 1. When I start Profile1 I can run also Profile2 and corresponding icons on taskbar are lit.

There were no hardware nor software changes on that PC. How to get back possibility to run 2 instances of FF? Mike

Asked by sp5it 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Cannot See New "Report Broken Site" Option in Firefox 123.0 Menu

I am using Firefox 123.0.0 (rel. 20-Feb-2023) on a Win 10 Pro v22H2 computer. I understand that FF123.0.0 is supposed to include a new option to "Report Broken Site" on … (read more)

I am using Firefox 123.0.0 (rel. 20-Feb-2023) on a Win 10 Pro v22H2 computer.

I understand that FF123.0.0 is supposed to include a new option to "Report Broken Site" on the menu (hamburger icon) that is described in the support article How do I report a broken site in Firefox desktop? but I can't see this new option. I also checked the menu options under More Tools and Help but can't find it.

Exiting and re-opening Firefox didn't solve the problem.

Asked by lmacri 2 months ago

Answered by MarkRH 2 months ago

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Bad contrast of text selected with mouse on some websites. CCS-Problem?

On some websites text selected by dragging the mouse appears with light gray background on white. See screenshot "Bad contrast" appended. Original: https://editio… (read more)

On some websites text selected by dragging the mouse appears with light gray background on white.

What I did to check for possible local problems:

  • Hardware (AMD Radeon HD 6670 connected by HDMI to Acer-QG241Y)

Used monitor color-test (https://www.eizo.de/monitortest/) and fiddeled arround with all color-gradients: all smooth.

  • switched off anything I could think of in Firefox (13.0 64 Bit Win 10 (updated today))

Extensions, plugins, themes

So I suspect there is no problem at all with my hardware or software. Just an bad choice in the color design of the websites I visit.

If so, what can I do? Is there any chance to provide some remedy locally? Installing a theme (I don't know anything about themes) or provide a local CCS to override the CSS of the website? (Would not know how to connect such skript to Fx and what to "instructions" to specify inside. But as I understand the idea of CCS correctly, this is an option that it was built for.)

Asked by anmichvon-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Add URL in the Firefox 'Add bookmark' window

Is it still possible to configure userChrome.css to have the URL field in the Firefox 'Add bookmark' window? Also, is userChrome.css configuration going to be used no mor… (read more)

Is it still possible to configure userChrome.css to have the URL field in the Firefox 'Add bookmark' window? Also, is userChrome.css configuration going to be used no more in future releases? If yes, then how will we be able to customize, for example, fonts in Library, side bar and context menu?

Asked by doru001 3 months ago

Answered by doru001 3 months ago

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how can I remove adblocker

I installed one of the ad blockers, I can't remember which one. It's given me so much trouble that I thought to disable or delete it. I deleted the little icon ( a stop… (read more)

I installed one of the ad blockers, I can't remember which one. It's given me so much trouble that I thought to disable or delete it. I deleted the little icon ( a stop sign) that shows up on the far right of one of the menu bars (don't know the name of that bar but here it's the second one down). But websites still complain that I have an ad blocker. I've gone to 'add-ons and themes' but I can't find it. BTW, what's the difference between an add-on, a plug-in and an extension? Which one of those are ad blockers? How can I see and then delete whichever blocker I still have? Without the icon I can't even disable it for individual sites.

Asked by rayandrews 1 month ago

Answered by rayandrews 1 month ago

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How can I stop Firefox from saving all downloads to my download folder?

I have used Firefox for years. I am computer literate and do not like the newer approach Firefox has taken to save all downloads to my downloads folder. I have to conti… (read more)

I have used Firefox for years. I am computer literate and do not like the newer approach Firefox has taken to save all downloads to my downloads folder. I have to continually go in and manually delete the files.

For instance, I have a lot of pdf forms that I have to open directly in Acrobat, those files are then duplicated and saved in my downloads. This is causing a mess for me.

This was NOT an improvement in my opinion. Is there a way to stop this???

Asked by ddb6081 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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FF 116 Scrollbar Buttons Gone

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making: widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True But now it seems… (read more)

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making:

widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True

But now it seems to have no effect. This is under Linux/Mint/Cinnamon. Also, now long-pressing is doing smooth scrolling (I never want smooth scrolling anywhere) and can't find a way to stop that.

I have these set from before:

widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.round-thumb false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size .85 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size 14 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override 14 general.smoothScroll false general.smoothScroll.other false general.smoothScroll.lines false general.smoothScroll.pages false general.smoothScroll.pixels false general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel false mousewheel.system_scroll_override.enabled false toolkit.scrollbox.smoothScroll false ui.scrollToClick 0

Any suggestions appreciated.

Seems like it is always a fight retaining usable scrollbars in Firefox that do not hide, do not change size on mouse-over, do not "warp" on left click, do warp on center click, have a thumb that shows page size, have a background that is not white, and are not microscopic in size! Just call me "traditional"  :)

Thanks

Asked by crxssi 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago

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I have Firefox 101 set to open previous session tabs but it does not.

I have Firefox 101. It is set to open previous session tabs but it does not. Further I am not able to retrieve the ones I used to have available when I open Firefox. I ha… (read more)

I have Firefox 101. It is set to open previous session tabs but it does not. Further I am not able to retrieve the ones I used to have available when I open Firefox. I have not cleared the history.

Asked by david.dala 1 year ago

Answered by david.dala 1 year ago

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Add-on icons appear in centre

Does anyone know how I an shift the icons for the add-ons back towards the left? As for some unknown reason, they have magically appeared towards the middle. I have atta… (read more)

Does anyone know how I an shift the icons for the add-ons back towards the left? As for some unknown reason, they have magically appeared towards the middle.

I have attached an image and the problem is highlighted in red.

Asked by meman8871 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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FF version 120.0.1 has double spaced lines again. Fix?

New computer, Win 11 and FF 120.0.1 all fresh installed and updated with latest versions. The double line spacing in bookmarks and all other menus is back. There was a fi… (read more)

New computer, Win 11 and FF 120.0.1 all fresh installed and updated with latest versions. The double line spacing in bookmarks and all other menus is back. There was a fix for ver. 89 with the css file trick, but that DOES NOT WORK with this version. All other options I've run across don't work either. Why do the Mozilla software engineers think it's a good idea to break their flagship application every few years? Rhetorical question, I know.

Does anyone have a user fix that actually works with this FF 120.0.1 version? Something an experienced user can do that is not a programmer. analyst or engineer? I've been using FF since it first came out to challenge Microsoft's IE. Late '90s? I'd like to keep using it but this is too annoying to tolerate.

If anyone can help with step by step instructions, I would be eternally grateful.

Asked by doninwn 5 months ago

Answered by doninwn 5 months ago