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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Completely shutting down the autoswap to address bar from search bars on a web page

Prior to updating, when I typed a question from the Firefox homepage in the search box in the middle of the page, my search parameters would appear there where it would b… (read more)

Prior to updating, when I typed a question from the Firefox homepage in the search box in the middle of the page, my search parameters would appear there where it would be easy to see. Now, every time I type anything in a search box, it jumps to the address bar, causing me to have to shift my line of sight to the top left of my screen rather than the center of the screen. Not to mention the text on the address bar is several orders of magnitude smaller than the test on the web pages search bar. So how to I shut this behavior down? If I click in a search box I expect my text to appear in that search box, NOT in the address bar.

Asked by ClementsPE9703 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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after a reinstall of firefox 91.0.1, missing home icon next to refresh icon, where is switch to turn home icon back on?

cannot find switch for home icon's location, no longer visible after a windows recovery OS, aka little house on address bar next to circle arrow refresh icon....i might b… (read more)

cannot find switch for home icon's location, no longer visible after a windows recovery OS, aka little house on address bar next to circle arrow refresh icon....i might be blind, but i cud not find in settings, home page default ...tell it was not removed in new update...thanx

Asked by oetkbtytr 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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google search dark theme

Hi, I unwisely accepted google's offer of dark theme for night working and now I can't switch it off. All online advice says go to firefox themes and change it but googl… (read more)

Hi, I unwisely accepted google's offer of dark theme for night working and now I can't switch it off. All online advice says go to firefox themes and change it but google is not an option there. There seems to be no google option to change theme unless I am on Chrome. Any suggestions? Alison

Asked by alisonking 1 week ago

Answered by Kiki 6 days ago

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Can I search at amazon.co.uk when using @amazon search?

My browser used to search at amazon.co.uk when using the @amazon prefix. Now it always goes to amazon.com. Is there a way to change it to use the uk site like it used to?… (read more)

My browser used to search at amazon.co.uk when using the @amazon prefix. Now it always goes to amazon.com. Is there a way to change it to use the uk site like it used to?

I used to have the amazon search icon in my topsites and it was easy to search this way. Please advise. I'm on firefox 92.0, windows 10.

Asked by lascetic 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Addon conflict

Hey guys.So my question is,if I have multiple Firefox addons that do the same thing,will the addons conflict with each other ? For example if I have Privacy Badger with G… (read more)

Hey guys.So my question is,if I have multiple Firefox addons that do the same thing,will the addons conflict with each other ? For example if I have Privacy Badger with Ghostery and uBlock Origin and Duckduckgo Privacy essentials.Will these addons conflict with each other ? Should I uninstall some of them and which ones to keep ? Thanks for any help in advance.

Asked by aedir.20 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Again, hiding the address bar ....

I'm on MacOS. Firefox v92.0. I use Firefox only with three sites I use regularly. I want to maximise screen real estate by getting rid of the address bar. Getting rid of … (read more)

I'm on MacOS. Firefox v92.0. I use Firefox only with three sites I use regularly. I want to maximise screen real estate by getting rid of the address bar. Getting rid of tabs too would be great, because I can use option-cmd-arrow to tab through them. And I can close the window from the menu. I tried to follow this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1288181 I did everything in that post, but the custom userChrome.css is having no effect. It's mentioned there that you have to use "window.open(...)" but I don't know what that means. The full screen function on MacOS is no good. It messes with my ability to swiftly switch between apps. So I cannot use it.

This is what I have in my userChrome.css file:

  1. main-window[chromehidden*="toolbar"] #nav-bar {
 visibility: collapse;

}

/*** Tighten up drop-down/context/popup menu spacing (8 Sep 2021) ***/

menupopup:not(.in-menulist) > menuitem, menupopup:not(.in-menulist) > menu {

 padding-block: 4px !important; /* reduce to 3px, 2px, 1px or 0px as needed */
 min-height: unset !important; /* v92.0 - for padding below 4px */

}

root {
 --arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 4px 8px !important;

}

Asked by ian.robert.douglas 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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In windows ten, the hover color is yellow and white, I tried doing the web developer options last night..

Well it has been an extermely hard few days since first boot up firefox, but pretty much everything is so user friendly, except for the tooltip / hover color is still yel… (read more)

Well it has been an extermely hard few days since first boot up firefox, but pretty much everything is so user friendly, except for the tooltip / hover color is still yellow with white box surrounding it, is there a way I can configuration of it? I know about the UserChrome.ccs, but what you mean by "application from your profile?" Do you mean web or do you mean on your own Personal Comptuer?

Asked by incubatedcodes2000 4 days ago

Answered by incubatedcodes2000 3 days ago

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How to select Firefox version in Windows Run?

I installed two versions of Firefox: Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition. Typically, in Window 10, you can open a browser by pressing Win+R and typing "… (read more)

I installed two versions of Firefox: Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition. Typically, in Window 10, you can open a browser by pressing Win+R and typing "firefox", but with two versions installed, this always opens the version I don't want.

Since the latter version is always opened, I think it's related to the installation order, but I don't want to reinstall my browser. So is there any configuration available?

Asked by dullzhang 3 days ago

Answered by dullzhang 3 days ago

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Version 92.0 update changed appearance of toolbar bookmark menus - how do I change it back?

According to the release info for the latest update (Version 92.0): "The bookmark toolbar menus on macOS now follow Firefox visual styles." I have no idea what that means… (read more)

According to the release info for the latest update (Version 92.0):

"The bookmark toolbar menus on macOS now follow Firefox visual styles."

I have no idea what that means or how to fix it! All I know is that the lists of bookmarks I have saved under toolbar tabs are now all double-spaced. I don't want them double-spaced — that makes all the lists twice as long! I just want them the way they were before the update . . . HELP!!!

Asked by nhcowboy1 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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"Say hello to a new firefox" theme options configuration

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now. I expected that I would then be able to go i… (read more)

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now.

I expected that I would then be able to go into the settings menu somewhere and find the options:

  • Streamlined Toolbar and menus
  • Modern tabs
  • Fresh icons and clearer messages

I do not find these under Settings nor under the installed Themes. I'm not even sure these are a Theme as much of a Style??

Any help on this is appreciated. Searching the title was of no help.

Asked by RangerZ 2 days ago

Answered by RangerZ 2 days ago

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Why, why, why do the devs keep pushing asthetic design changes that user obviouslly relly don't want? You got $450 million from Google, so maybe you're doing it on purpose to drive FF users away.

Remember when FF had over 25% market share? And now you're at less than 3.5%. That's because you keep messing with the FF interface. Take for example you're unwanted … (read more)

Remember when FF had over 25% market share? And now you're at less than 3.5%. That's because you keep messing with the FF interface. Take for example you're unwanted chunky new double spaced menus and bookmarks. Everybody hates them. You know that. Why not listen to the last of the FF users?

Why not give use end-users a voice in how Firefox looks? Let us OPT OUT of cosmetic design changes. I've never been asked my opinion in a survey and you killed-off the FF feed back feature. Why? Because too many people don't like what your doing? Since Google essentially owns you now, are trying to kill off FF for them? Because you're doing a great job of it!

Asked by dougmarkell 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 day ago

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Bookmarks CSS

Why are vertical spaces different in my bookmarks from my personal bar, the lateral panel and the library window ? How to fix it, as I want everything same ? I'm unable t… (read more)

Why are vertical spaces different in my bookmarks from my personal bar, the lateral panel and the library window ? How to fix it, as I want everything same ? I'm unable to take a capture of my personal bar where vertical spaces are bigger than elsewhere.

Asked by api16 1 day ago

Answered by api16 1 day ago

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shortcuts on home page - cannot add

I have ver 92 on a Win7 PC. I cannot add web site short cuts to home page. None of the suggestions out on web help. on the blank "tiles" on home page, there is the 3 dot… (read more)

I have ver 92 on a Win7 PC. I cannot add web site short cuts to home page. None of the suggestions out on web help.

on the blank "tiles" on home page, there is the 3 dots, but no option to edit. somehow I got one of these tiles filled out/in, but I cannot repeat it. I believe I dragged from bookmarks, does not now.

Asked by d_penny 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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How do I turn off automatic searching when text is pasted accidentally onto main browser window (not the location bar) ?

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside o… (read more)

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside of the box. This causes Firefox to perform an undesired search based on my text.

Can this be turned off?

Asked by Jeff_Landry 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firebug icon does not appear in Firefox 16, how to launch Firebug?

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon.… (read more)

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon. After restarting Firefox, the icon is gone. I don't know how to start Firebug other than by clicking the icon. Please explain to me: how to get the Firebug icon after restarting Firefox, or, alternatively, how to start Firebug without icon.

Asked by Paul.Wormer 8 years ago

Answered by Paul.Wormer 8 years ago

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How to save my speed dial settings when I need to restore my computer, I lose all my speed dial settings pages?

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE… (read more)

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE TOTAL REINSTALL EVER PAGE AGAIN ? HERE IS WHAT i THOUGHT WOULD SAVE MY SETTINGS BUT IT DOESN'T WORK ON MY NEW WINDOWS 8 INSTALL ON MY OLD COMPUTER.

chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul

PLEASE HELP STEVEN

Asked by ACEEAGLE 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Shortcut for the "Go to some site" function

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut… (read more)

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut to press it quickly, type and go to new webpage?

Asked by fyiamcat 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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appearance of firefox application

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.… (read more)

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.2 I am using the default theme. In 17.0 I am also using the default theme of 17.0. I am running Windows 7. Since my home and work machines have similar configurations, the work version (still 16.0.2) has the nicer looking fonts. If this antiquated system allowed one to attach screen shots, I could visually show the difference brought about by the upgrade to 17.0

How do I get back the application fonts that were used in 16.0.2?

Asked by robertlaub 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I switrch to IE browser

I have Firefox at work and in the "Tools" tab I can select "view in IE" or right click at any website and I get the option to "Switch Rendering Engine". Did this feature… (read more)

I have Firefox at work and in the "Tools" tab I can select "view in IE" or right click at any website and I get the option to "Switch Rendering Engine".

Did this feature go away?

 Thank you, Mike

Asked by pigdoot 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago