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Middle-Clicking on a hyperlink is no longer opening new windows and I would like it do so.

This is driving me nuts. My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL. This is how it wa… (read more)

This is driving me nuts.

My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL.

This is how it was working before a power interruption forced my computer to restart tonight, and my desired behavior has gone away.

The middle mouse button works for other functions; and, middle-clicking on bookmarks in my bookmark bar does launch a new window with that bookmark as expected. However, middleclicking a hyperlink does nothing.

I have browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick = false and in the options menu, "open links in tabs instead of new windows" is unchecked. Additionally I have set browser.link.open_newwindow = 2.

Can anyone help me here? This is driving me slightly batty.

Asked by ShadowDragon8685 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Hide tab bar when only one tab open.

Hello, I am looking for a way to hide my tab bar when there is only one tab open. I almost found the solution there: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297983 B… (read more)

Hello,

I am looking for a way to hide my tab bar when there is only one tab open. I almost found the solution there: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297983 But it is not exactly what i am looking for. This solution hides the tab but not the tab bar it self. I mean it leaves some black empty space because i use dark theme.

I kept looking for a solution to hide the container. I found this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271391 The problem is: this solution hides all the time the tab bar. No maters how many tabs opened.

I experimented mixing these two solution. I have try:

  1. tabbrowser-tabs tab[first-visible-tab="true"][last-visible-tab="true"] + #mainwindow:not([tabsintitlebar="true"]) #TabsToolbar {
 visibility: collapse;

}

I tried the other way around, with "#mainwindow" first. I tried without the "+" sign. But none worked out.

Asked by Gregory-F 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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how do I use multiple webcams and switch between them easily?

WHY DON'T YOU SUPPORT YOUR OWN CRAP? [Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.] Changed subject line to better describe … (read more)

WHY DON'T YOU SUPPORT YOUR OWN CRAP?

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Changed subject line to better describe the question. aw

Asked by CharlesW 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can I undo various changes from the 89.0 Firefox update, or simply revert the update?

The new update released hours ago has introduced problems that Google Chrome had, which is the very first reason in the first place that I left Chrome to get Firefox. Th… (read more)

The new update released hours ago has introduced problems that Google Chrome had, which is the very first reason in the first place that I left Chrome to get Firefox.

The menus have been made larger, with more clutter. This is especially apparent in every instance of bookmarks. The text and icons and space between the bookmarks have all been increased in size, making it more annoying and less clean to use, as well as looking unpleasant. No settings will allow me to zoom out on the menus or tabs or bookmarks. The tabs and the prompts have also been redesigned along with menus and it looks awful. I left Chrome to avoid the style and it has unfortunately followed me to Firefox.

Everything about this update has made the browser worse and more akin to Chrome, which I heavily dislike. I understand this is nitpicking and doesn't matter much. I still would like the old version back. Is there a way I can download the old version of Firefox anywhere? Heavy thanks to whoever reads and responds.

Asked by iagimru 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Open Firefox as a popup window - without URL or tab bars.

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars? My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet … (read more)

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars?

My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet which opens the tab in a popup window. Is there a way to open a link directly in a popup window?

I've scanned about:config to no avail, and it seems all the popup extensions just do what my bookmarklet does.

Ideally there would be a command line flag like --popup which does exactly that, but the closest thing I could find is --headless and --kiosk which don't work that way.

I also made a new profile named "popup" and intended to add extensions which hide the nav bar, but it looks like extensions aren't allowed to do that any more.

Asked by kevin 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to disable the pop-up from a complete download

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every e… (read more)

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every extension, Ive tried the about:config solution I found on this page, setting it to "false" and I havent been able to find anything in tools or settings.. but nothing disables it and its getting annoying. Ive had Firefox for years and this has never happened before.

Asked by jos.bonilla 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Firefox saves downloads in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp.

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I chang… (read more)

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I change it so that all downloads are actually being saved in the downloads folder?

Asked by Blue_Clown 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Foxit Reader as printer

I just deleted my cache / history, and for some reason this also took Foxit Reader out of my printer options. How do I get it back in? I Tried using "Find Printer", but … (read more)

I just deleted my cache / history, and for some reason this also took Foxit Reader out of my printer options. How do I get it back in? I Tried using "Find Printer", but it would not except an .exe as a printer. I first put Foxit in so long ago, I have no memory of how I did it. I print to pdf most of the time when saving a receipt, etc. and would rather use Foxit than ms. Thanks

Asked by GregII 1 year ago

Answered by GregII 1 year ago

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How do I change the font for my menu and toolbar?

Hello, I am a dyslexic user and I am trying to change the font of my menu to open-dyslexic, however i cant figureout how and most of the answers here only answer for chan… (read more)

Hello, I am a dyslexic user and I am trying to change the font of my menu to open-dyslexic, however i cant figureout how and most of the answers here only answer for changing the size, but not the actual font for the menu bar. How do I change the font of my tabs, bookmarks, and ect? thank you

Asked by Nafeesa 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Switched browser cache from disk (SSD) to RAM, about:cache still displaying in disk too

Hi, Talking briefly about the size of games nowadays and SSD, i checked some stuff and saw Firefox writing 4.5 Mo/s (= MB/s). I wanted to see what that was, and saw it's … (read more)

Hi,

Talking briefly about the size of games nowadays and SSD, i checked some stuff and saw Firefox writing 4.5 Mo/s (= MB/s). I wanted to see what that was, and saw it's mainly firefox cache. From there i searched and found a few sites suggesting and showing the settings to change to switch from disk cache to RAM cache. I did so since i've enough free RAM from a little while now. Changed settings (in about:config):

  • browser.cache.disk.enable from true to false
  • browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl from true to false

browser.cache.memory.enable was already on true and browser.cache.memory.capacity on -1 (not sure it's the best setting, only displaying 32768 KiB in about:cache... Any insight appreciated).

The concern: Cf. title, about:cache is still displaying the cache is also on disk, while i don't see writings being done related to the cache on the SSD. Is it just a display error in this configuration, or is there something else? If it's an error, i guess i should report it if it's not already done on the appropriate platform after.

Also, i hope the 4.5 Mo/s was just a peak, because if it's constantly like that if you've Twitch opened for instance, that's a major issue. On a SSD like the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB with its small TBW of 75, that's slightly less than 193 full days.

Asked by Harest 1 year ago

Answered by Harest 1 year ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Highlighting PDF text on Firefox

1. I had downloaded previous PDF files using Microsoft Edge. They came up on Firefox with no problems. I was able to highlight PDF text with no problems. 2. Today, I flip… (read more)

1. I had downloaded previous PDF files using Microsoft Edge. They came up on Firefox with no problems. I was able to highlight PDF text with no problems. 2. Today, I flipped a switch to download a PDF file using Firefox and to always display PDF files in Firefox. All previous Edge PDF files immediately had their icon changed. 3. Now, I can define the PDF text I want to highlight, but there is no action to click on to make the highlighting happen in a color of my choice.

Asked by slmathews99 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Stopping auto play

I have set to block auto play in options but videos still start, some full size, some go to the top right corner but still play. Can someone tell me how to set each of th… (read more)

I have set to block auto play in options but videos still start, some full size, some go to the top right corner but still play.

Can someone tell me how to set each of the auto play settings in about.config I don't want to mess with it when I am unsure.

I have Windows 10 Version 20 H2 (OS Build 19042.685 and FF 84.0.2

Thanks in advance

Asked by Jonathan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 1 year ago

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How do I remove search suggestions listed below address bar when I start to type?

Windows 7SP1. With the Firefox 78.0.1 update, search with Amazon.com, You Tube, Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia and Twitter appear below the address bar when I start to typ… (read more)

Windows 7SP1. With the Firefox 78.0.1 update, search with Amazon.com, You Tube, Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia and Twitter appear below the address bar when I start to type the url. I only have as default DuckDuckGo and Start Page HTTPS selected in options, and no alternatives.

I saw the one reply to this issue to use the about:config, browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches, change to false. This did not work.

Why has this been done? I don’t want them and I don’t use them. How do I get rid of this?

Asked by JudEric 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago