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V89 / 64bit Forces me to use the menu bar for searches. Can I turn this off? It's annoying.

I upgraded to Firefox v89/64bit. Now when I open a new tab Firefox forces me to use the address bar for searches. I can't find anything in 'Settings' that will let me cha… (read more)

I upgraded to Firefox v89/64bit. Now when I open a new tab Firefox forces me to use the address bar for searches. I can't find anything in 'Settings' that will let me change this. Maybe I've missed something obvious. Is there a way to turn this 'feature' off? Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Asked by rlcorky53 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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Easier way to quickly swap between profiles

Hey guys, just wondering if there's a toolbar workflow similar to Chrome and Edge where we can jump between profiles. I believe there is `about:profiles` though that requ… (read more)

Hey guys, just wondering if there's a toolbar workflow similar to Chrome and Edge where we can jump between profiles. I believe there is `about:profiles` though that requires a bookmark and a few additional clicks to jump between profiles.

Perhaps the profile icon on the toolbar can have an item that shows all available profiles?

Asked by John 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Version 89 (64 bit)

Downloaded the new version, how do I uninstall it? It is garbage. There are big spaces between the tabs and the tool bars, the favourites are so far apart that my menu is… (read more)

Downloaded the new version, how do I uninstall it? It is garbage. There are big spaces between the tabs and the tool bars, the favourites are so far apart that my menu is 3 pages long, and the themes were designed by a 3 year old girl with a fetish for unicorns. The only people that will use this are uneducated millenial inbreds, who spend the entire day taking selfies and looking in a mirror. It makes windows 10 look professional!! How do I roll it back? I suppose there is always google spyware - chrome as they call it.

Asked by 64bit_windows_10_user5 1 week ago

Answered by 64bit_windows_10_user5 1 week ago

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My Firefox Menu container is small, only shows 4 options and I have to scroll lots to get to the bottom

My firefox menu all the sudden changed from the full drop down to only showing 4 options. Now I have to scroll quite a bit to see all the options. See attached picture. A… (read more)

My firefox menu all the sudden changed from the full drop down to only showing 4 options. Now I have to scroll quite a bit to see all the options. See attached picture. Anyone know how to fix this? This is very annoying...

Asked by bridgetsuing 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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How do i get the old toolbar back instead of the tabs floating?

The new update on Firefox they changed the tool bar and made all the tabs floating it bothers me how it looks just it floating doesn't look good this is just my opinion s… (read more)

The new update on Firefox they changed the tool bar and made all the tabs floating it bothers me how it looks just it floating doesn't look good this is just my opinion some people like it i just wish with this update that there is a new option that allows you to choose in settings or as a addon in the Firefox addons i just want to get the old tool bar back because this one bothers me and how they changed the right click menu and the 3 bars i just want to know how to get it back without having to install anything like a addon.

Asked by Jacob 1 week ago

Answered by Jacob 1 week 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 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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the cursor moves to the address bar when typed in the google search bar (in the middle of home page).

i just upgraded my firefox to the newest version(89). when i type something in the google search bar in the home page, it just redirects to the address bar on top of the … (read more)

i just upgraded my firefox to the newest version(89). when i type something in the google search bar in the home page, it just redirects to the address bar on top of the screen. i don't want this to happen. because i use the address bar to only type URLs and the google search bar to search random stuff on google, this was the case in my last version. please help me sort this. see this for clear understanding  : https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Y0bG64nhtymn--CCi3rOMEVLFAQ6zAI/view?usp=sharing

Asked by kheshavlg 4 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 4 days ago

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Why is the search on the start page working inadequate?!

The search bar is displayed on the home page. And you can even put a cursor in it. However, as soon as you start typing something, the cursor shuffles into the address ba… (read more)

The search bar is displayed on the home page. And you can even put a cursor in it. However, as soon as you start typing something, the cursor shuffles into the address bar and the text is entered there!

This is absolutely schizoid behavior! The worst UI is simply impossible to imagine!

YES, I KNOW I CAN USE THE ADDRESS BAR AS A SEARCH BUT I DON'T WANT!

Why didn't you give users any choice? Don't you care about your own users? This is absurdly allogical behavior of the interface! What fool could have thought of such a thing ?!

Besides the fact that it is corny inconvenient, there is another extremely important disadvantage. Users suffering from cataracts put a dark theme for a reason - they otherwise see badly.

So what happens when the user has a dark theme and the start page displays a huge whitelist at the top of the screen as they enter text, what do you think? I can tell you - a user with poor eyesight is blinded for a second.

Guys, when will you start thinking before changing the browser for the worse? Seriously, Firefox has lost its entire user base over the past few years. This is very disappointing.

Asked by ex-er-sis 6 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days ago

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How do I disable the floating tabs that come with the 89.0 update

The floating tabs are awful. They all mix together and look like one giant tab which makes it infinitely harder to find what I'm doing when I have many tabs open. The pro… (read more)

The floating tabs are awful. They all mix together and look like one giant tab which makes it infinitely harder to find what I'm doing when I have many tabs open. The proton design is disappointing all around but these tabs are unacceptable.

Asked by Sage 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How to deactivate search within address bar with latest version Firefox?

Before the new Firefox released, I was able to use my search bar on my home page. Now, it shows up in my address bar. I found two different solutions. I tried both and th… (read more)

Before the new Firefox released, I was able to use my search bar on my home page. Now, it shows up in my address bar. I found two different solutions. I tried both and they failed to stop. I don't know who's bright idea it was for this to happen, but I hate it. So, how do I disable it completely?

Here are the two suggestion solutions I found, both are archived now: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219899 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284577

Asked by Doobie 5 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 days ago

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Firefox ESR Flash support

Hi, In continuation to this thread, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293344 , May i know if the decision to continue the support for Flash is still the end of… (read more)

Hi, In continuation to this thread, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293344 , May i know if the decision to continue the support for Flash is still the end of June 2021 or has it already been decided to push until Sep/Oct end?

Asked by mohan.subramani3 1 month ago

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

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New themes do not "hold" if Firefox is closed and then reopened

I have selected the Firefox Alpenglow Theme (see attached). But if I close Firefox and then re-open Firefox, it reverts back to the 2nd attachment titled "New Firefox". … (read more)

I have selected the Firefox Alpenglow Theme (see attached). But if I close Firefox and then re-open Firefox, it reverts back to the 2nd attachment titled "New Firefox". I've tried using a different them, the same thing happens.

How can I keep the theme I want even when I close the browser and reopen it later?

Asked by j1966vance 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Can we bring back a more compact view on FF 89 ?

Hi, I've just discovered that the "compact" layout has been removed from Firefox version 89. On top of that it look slike custom css is no more supoprted either. Is there… (read more)

Hi,

I've just discovered that the "compact" layout has been removed from Firefox version 89.

On top of that it look slike custom css is no more supoprted either.

Is there hope to get the compact layout back ? Where should we upvote for feature requests or the like ?

Asked by gthyzxojmrt 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Firefox browser has changed

The recent update to the Firefox browser on my Mac now defaults to the search bar at the top of the page as I type and provides a stream of unhelpful suggestions. Previou… (read more)

The recent update to the Firefox browser on my Mac now defaults to the search bar at the top of the page as I type and provides a stream of unhelpful suggestions. Previously I was able to type in what I was looking for in the Firefox search bar in the middle of the screen unhindered until I had completed the sentence and then press search. I would like to reset it back to that. I have tried to change it via Preferences but it didn't work. Thanks for any help. Trekker.

Asked by storedgraininfo 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days 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 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Searches transferred to address bar

The most recent update seems to have changed something I can't figure out how to change back myself. When I start a search in the Firefox search engine box (the one in th… (read more)

The most recent update seems to have changed something I can't figure out how to change back myself.

When I start a search in the Firefox search engine box (the one in the middle of the screen), the text is instead entered in the address bar at the top. The search still performs the same but it is more of an aesthetic preference. Is there an option I am overlooking that enables the search text to appear in the search engine box, rather than in the address bar?

I did try disabling the address bar but that just stopped the search function from working.

Asked by rkane3000 6 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days ago