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How to stop the search from jumping to the address bar when typing on Firefox Home

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very anno… (read more)

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very annoying. Can it be fixed? I do not want to use the address bar this way. I found a help that said to open the application menu and click "customize" but there is no "customize" option there. In the attached photo, I clicked in the search box to place the cursor there, but as soon as I began typing, it jumped to the address bar. This has never happened to me before in the 15 years I have used Firefox. I am a recent convert to Linux (about 1 year now) and am using Mint 19.3, Cinnamon 4.4.8, if that makes a difference.

Asked by bonnie here 1 year ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 year ago

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Zoom Meetings Add-In for Outlook Hangs

I cannot add a Zoom meeting to an Outlook meeting using my Outlook Web app. The Zoom add-in is installed and the button appears in the Web app. When I click it, I get the… (read more)

I cannot add a Zoom meeting to an Outlook meeting using my Outlook Web app. The Zoom add-in is installed and the button appears in the Web app. When I click it, I get the message "Zoom is working on your Add a Zoom Meeting request." But it just hangs there.

The Zoom add-in works using my Outlook Desktop client on the Mac and using Outlook Web in Chrome. Firefox seems to be the issue. Any idea what I can try to fix this?

Asked by Greg Selvin 1 year ago

Answered by Greg Selvin 1 year ago

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Amazon Prime video

Since installing the latest Firefox update I have been unable to view Amazon Prime videos. I keep getting this error message: Digital Rights Error Your web browser is mis… (read more)

Since installing the latest Firefox update I have been unable to view Amazon Prime videos. I keep getting this error message: Digital Rights Error Your web browser is missing a digital rights component.

In your web browser's address bar, type about:addons, press Enter, and then on the left, click Plugins. For the Widevine Content Decryption Module, select Always Activate, and then refresh the video's page and try watching the video.

If the video doesn't play, go back to Plugins, click the gear icon at the top of the page, and then click Check for Updates. When the plugins have updated, refresh the video's page, and then try watching the video.

I had no problems with the previous version of Firefox. I am running in Linux Mint 20.1, Firefox 89.02, 64 bit.

Asked by sbartholomew95 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (read more)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Tabs Below Address Bar - Firefox 89.0

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0? All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at … (read more)

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0?

All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at the bottom of the window where the status bar is. It becomes translucent and the + button cannot be found.

I had one userChrome.css which did put the tabs below; however, the whole top of the browser went to the bottom of the screen so the Menu Bar, Address Bar, and then the Tabs appeared below the page being viewed.

Has anyone found a version that keeps the status quo but just moves the tabs to where they should be?

Thanks.

Asked by Photoparity 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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www.aa.com

Why does Firefox seem to suddenly hate www.aa.com. When I try to log into the website I get a "Sorry working on our website - please start over" notice. I have tried del… (read more)

Why does Firefox seem to suddenly hate www.aa.com. When I try to log into the website I get a "Sorry working on our website - please start over" notice. I have tried deleting browsing history and I turned off the ad blocker. Any other suggestions. It works fine on MS Edge.

Asked by rernst1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Latest update forces dark context menus and bookmark menus.

How do I get rid of this crap? I either select a crappy system theme and everything turns a blinding white, or go back to the theme I usually use where everything suddenl… (read more)

How do I get rid of this crap? I either select a crappy system theme and everything turns a blinding white, or go back to the theme I usually use where everything suddenly is dark. How do I remove darkmode while retaining my favorite theme? I don't want dark mode and I certainly do not want to be blinded either. There must be a useless setting added to the about:config that I can disable.

Thank you.

Asked by fifawof274 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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RDD process hogs system resources

Hey all, I upgraded firefox to 89.0 (firefox for ubuntu). When playing videos it now uses RDD process instead of Web Content. The problem however comes from the resources… (read more)

Hey all,

I upgraded firefox to 89.0 (firefox for ubuntu). When playing videos it now uses RDD process instead of Web Content. The problem however comes from the resources "RDD process" uses. It is consistently at 100% usage of a CPU core and this is causing my fans to be really loud. I fixed this by changing media.rdd-process.enabled to disabled in about:config and this fixed the system resource issue but I don't think this is what is meant to happen.

As far as I know "RDD process" is meant to use the GPU. My computer has a dedicated GPU so I am at a loss as to what is going on here. Anybody who has any idea?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by benji1 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Get user agent string from console

I open the terminal (I'm using FreeBSD) and I run: `firefox --help` and I get a lot of command line options. However there seems to be no way to simply get the user agent… (read more)

I open the terminal (I'm using FreeBSD) and I run: `firefox --help` and I get a lot of command line options. However there seems to be no way to simply get the user agent string. This is kind of annoying because I might want to plug the current version of my Firefox browser in some automated scripts. At the moment I need to open Firefox, then go to the console and type in: `window.navigator.userAgent` copy the string manually and paste it wherever I want to use it. It would be really nice if there could be an extra option to the `firefox` command, like: `firefox --user-agent` that prints this information in the console. Maybe there's a way, if it is it must be really hidden because I couldn't find relevant information on how to do it.

Kind regards, Lucas.

Asked by liendolucas84 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar on newest Firefox

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked ever… (read more)

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked everywhere for a way to turn it off like it has been since Tabs came out. I only want new windows if I want a new window.

If I can't turn that huge space gap off is there any way to go back to what I had before the last update without messing everything up? Why did someone decide to make the browser window smaller and waste that space by making the browser bigger....

Sorry if I sound cranky but, I started using Netscape Navigator 1.0 and every version since and this is the worse thing that has ever been done to a browser... Thank you for any help you can give me!

Asked by rob39lee 1 year ago

Answered by gsfc12 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes when I open Netflix or Amazon Prime Video

I have an older PC but it was working fine with Netflix and Prime Video until this latest update (v89.0). It seems that when I try to go to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video … (read more)

I have an older PC but it was working fine with Netflix and Prime Video until this latest update (v89.0). It seems that when I try to go to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video the browser crashes almost instantly, and usually shuts my whole computer off. It doesn't go to a blue screen, the computer just decides it's time to reboot. Now again, I'm using an older machine (and I can't afford a new one), but this was never a problem until this latest version of Firefox.

I am also not a fan of the aesthetics in this version and I'm wondering if I can revert back to an older version where the crashing was less frequent. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by do.not.email.me 1 year ago

Answered by do.not.email.me 1 year ago

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Search Bar not working after update

Hi, Firefox search bar is not letting me type search term in it, defaults to address bar. The only way i can search is to put search bar in next to address bar. Has thi… (read more)

Hi, Firefox search bar is not letting me type search term in it, defaults to address bar. The only way i can search is to put search bar in next to address bar. Has this other search bar been disabled or is it a glitch after the update? If anyone could help that would be awesome.

Cheers

Asked by quantumkat17 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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google search box in centre of homescreen not working

Firefox just up-dated itself to latest version after 88.01. And now, while the google search box appears in the centre of my homepage, like it has always done, as soon as… (read more)

Firefox just up-dated itself to latest version after 88.01. And now, while the google search box appears in the centre of my homepage, like it has always done, as soon as I start typing into it, the search defaults to that horrible Chrome-like search bar at the top of the screen. How do Istop this? Or can I revert to my much loved earlier?

Asked by celticsoles 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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No longer have lines between my unused tabs - HATE IT!!!!!!!

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/ Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This… (read more)

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/

Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This is SO annoying. Can anyone help me get borders between my unused tabs?

Also, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS Mozilla? Now I have to stop EVERYTHING that I am doing and research how I can make your browser work the way I want it to. Why do you always assume that you know what is best for me?

I tried the "Stylish" add-in but when I try to install a specific style from their site - nothing happens.

The Firefox Universe is extremely vast, and trying to Google “lines between my unused tabs” is getting me nowhere. I don’t know how to develop themes. I don’t code. I just want the browser to look like it did last week. Is it really so much to ask?

Every. Single. Time. I update Firefox - I regret it!!!

Asked by LAinWLA 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Restoring Firefox data from a computer that crashed

My old computer crashed but I have access to the entire hard drive on my new laptop. I'd like to restore Firefox on the new laptop exactly as it was on the old laptop (b… (read more)

My old computer crashed but I have access to the entire hard drive on my new laptop. I'd like to restore Firefox on the new laptop exactly as it was on the old laptop (bookmarks, tabs, etc.). All of the help articles talk about restoring from a backup, but I never made a backup since I obviously didn't know my computer was going to crash. Which files do I need to access from old hard drive and move to my new hard drive so that everything looks the same as before? Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by markmanassee 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago