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Why does firefox have a white boarder on left and right sides on a 4k monitor when scalling is above 100%? (multi year problem....)

this has been a problem for multiple years. its caused me not to use my monitor at 4k because i love firefox but cannot stand a white bar on the side. im over this proble… (read more)

this has been a problem for multiple years. its caused me not to use my monitor at 4k because i love firefox but cannot stand a white bar on the side. im over this problem, it has not been fixed in several years (3+) with any update. Edge, Chrome, and Opera do not do this, only Firefox. I have tried standard, beta, nightly, and they all do the same thing. It is a firefox problem. Not windows, gpu driver, or anything else. Scaling above 100% should be just fine. I am ready to be done with Firefox as you guys don't seem to care about the problem at all. I have seen multiple posts on here about the same problem, and nothing gets done. Please fix this problem soon. I am ready to switch back to chrome -_-

Asked by Eprice1120 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync account keeps logging me out

Starting within the past week, Firefox logs me out of Sync whenever I close it (and possibly also randomly when I don't log out). My bookmarks and passwords are still pre… (read more)

Starting within the past week, Firefox logs me out of Sync whenever I close it (and possibly also randomly when I don't log out).

My bookmarks and passwords are still present but I can't, for example, send/receive shared pages from other devices. "Send to another device" appears to work but doesn't actually send until I open the menu and "click here to sign in" (or whatever), then it *instantly* signs in.

I've never used a master password, and Privacy options are set to "Remember History". A couple times recently it's suddenly "forgotten" my device name, so my laptop shows up 4 or 5 times on other devices. I only recently was forced to switch to "stupid Windows 10" which is painful with only 2gb RAM, but I assume that's not related...

In "about:sync-log" there are plenty of "error-sync" log files (I'm not sure whether this is normal, or if there should be zero?)

Here my sync-errror file from today alone: https://pastebin.com/gsUb85tU -- ( potentially identifying data has been {**deleted**}. )

Asked by Rob 1 year ago

Last reply by hellosct1 1 year ago

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How can customize the Mozilla "top sites" and make it look like Opera?

I'm trying to move away from Opera. Especially after the antivirus told me it was accessing my webcam on my laptop. I WANT to use Mozilla. However, I've become addicted… (read more)

I'm trying to move away from Opera. Especially after the antivirus told me it was accessing my webcam on my laptop. I WANT to use Mozilla. However, I've become addicted to the easy bars of "top sites" on the Opera main page, always there, the only bug is every 2 months or so, they add Booking.com and I have to delete it.

I'm having three issues in getting Mozilla to work for me:

1. The icons won't display after I put in the links, so half of them read as a blankish looking "A".

2. Mozilla keeps adding garbage I don't want, daily, in spades.

3. My sites are disappearing. WTF is the point of spending 1-2 hours tailoring my home page only to have it disappear?

I'd like to stop using Opera, but I want the convenience of what I use being front-paged and easy to see at a glance after I switch browsers. Granted, I don't need the myopically large icons of Opera, but something identifiable without scrutiny would be ideal. Is there a way to do this, or are we not there yet with Mozilla?

Asked by Antigone 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Restored tabs no longer have page description, only web address.

i have a lot of tabs & usually the tab restore works fine. in the last months it's had the slow script message, but after continuing has been ok, but sometimes hangs … (read more)

i have a lot of tabs & usually the tab restore works fine. in the last months it's had the slow script message, but after continuing has been ok, but sometimes hangs for over half an hour, where i force close firefox. one time after it just wouldnt start up again & after force closing, i clicked stop on one of the slow script messages & once it finally loaded the active page, all the inactive pages tabs were just the site, not the description (eg, youtube.com instead of Top 10 Funny Cat Videos, or facebook.com) hovering over the tab shows the address, but as in the case of youtube, not much help when it just shows the video filename code. once clicked & it becomes active, the tab shows the correct tab description & works as normal. but on restarting & restoring tabs, back to the same thing - only the active one shows correctly, all the rest only the site in the tab, not the description.

how can i fix it, or do i just have to go through all of my tabs?

Asked by andy229 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I prevent the CTRL-F shortcut from engaging in full-screen mode?

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for some… (read more)

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for something within a page instead of activating full-screen. I tried searching this community and on-line for this information but could not find it. Thank you for your time. I use Mozilla FireFox 67.0.4.

Asked by mozilla_user_1341 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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can't exit reader view in windows 10

I seem to be stuck in reader view.and can not figure how to get pack to a normal view .The first image is Firefox. Second image is the same sight in Internet Explorer … (read more)

I seem to be stuck in reader view.and can not figure how to get pack to a normal view .The first image is Firefox. Second image is the same sight in Internet Explorer

Asked by Bob 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Amazon assistant won't download

I have updated Firefox to v68 but I am still unable to download or install Amazon Assistant. I still get the error message saying 'the add-on could not be downloaded be… (read more)

I have updated Firefox to v68 but I am still unable to download or install Amazon Assistant. I still get the error message saying 'the add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure'. What can I do about this?

Asked by BobScott 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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I have multiple gmail accounts, but FireFox always remembers just one of them

How can I make FIrefox forget the gmail account it keeps wanting to come back to. I just want it (like chrome) to remember the last one I signed in to, not some arbitrary… (read more)

How can I make FIrefox forget the gmail account it keeps wanting to come back to. I just want it (like chrome) to remember the last one I signed in to, not some arbitrary one of them (that does not seem to change)

Asked by Peter Kellner 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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When I am at website https://poczta.o2.pl works fine, but when I am logging to my mail, website is not loading, only few rows of text is displayed.

I tried cleaning cache, cookies, history - nothing works. In attachments I am sending how it looks. On logging page all is ok (second picture).

Asked by Indoctrine 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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autocomplete-richlistitem order no longer works

For a few months I have been using a userChrome.css customisation which displayed a URL at the beginning of each drop down autocomplete result for the URL Bar (normally a… (read more)

For a few months I have been using a userChrome.css customisation which displayed a URL at the beginning of each drop down autocomplete result for the URL Bar (normally a useless page title is displayed).

Here is the thread where I got the script from (thanks for your help, jscher2000): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1256581

Today I upgraded to Firefox 68 and it stopped working. Autocomplete results now display website title first, which is completely unreadable and pointless.

My userChrome.css definitely works, because if I add the following line at the end:

  • { color: red !important; }

then the text becomes red.

Unfortunately changing the order of autocomplete results so that the URL is first, has no effect.


Here is the entire content of my userChrome.css

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

.ac-url-text  { color: black !important; font-size: 12px !important; }
.ac-url-text[selected="true"]  { color: white !important; }
.ac-site-icon { display: none !important; }

/* Site Identity Button, EV: hide label */
#identity-box #identity-icon-labels {display:none !important}
#identity-box:hover #identity-icon-labels {display:-moz-box !important}

/* Squash tab bar to 1px tall and hide the tabs */
#TabsToolbar
{
  height: 1px !important;
  min-height: 1px !important;
  max-height: 1px !important;
} 
#TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab
{
  display: none !important;
}

#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult {
  margin-left: -9px !important;
    }

#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistbox {
  width: auto !important;
  max-width: 78vw !important;
}



/* Oldbar flex layout based on 
     https://userstyles.org/styles/131235/firefox-autocomplete-prioritize-url 
     used with permission, new errors my own */

    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="favicon"],
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="bookmark"],
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="switchtab"] {
      display: flex;
    }

    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="favicon"] .ac-url,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="bookmark"] .ac-url,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="switchtab"] .ac-url {
      order: 1;
      display: block !important; /* Force URL for Switch to Tab */
    }

    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="favicon"] .ac-separator,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="bookmark"] .ac-separator,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="switchtab"] .ac-separator {
      order: 2;
      -moz-margin-start: 2px;
      -moz-margin-end: 4px;
    }
    .autocomplete-richlistitem:not([actiontype="searchengine"]) .ac-separator {
      visibility: hidden !important;
      -moz-margin-start: 0;
      -moz-margin-end: 0;
    }

    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="favicon"] .ac-title,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="bookmark"] .ac-title,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="switchtab"] .ac-title {
      order: 3;
    }

    .autocomplete-richlistitem[type="switchtab"] .ac-action,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem .ac-tags {
      order: 4;
    }


  /* Overall Layout of the "Oldbar" style at 65/35 */
    /* Drop-down width */
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult {
      max-width: 1000px !important;
    }
    /* Space allocated to URL and title */
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem:not([actiontype="searchengine"]) .ac-url-text {
      min-width: calc(0.65 * (1000px - 200px)) !important;
      max-width: calc(0.65 * (1000px - 200px)) !important;
    }
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem:not([actiontype="searchengine"]) .ac-title-text {
      min-width: calc(0.35 * (1000px - 200px)) !important;
      max-width: calc(0.35 * (1000px - 200px)) !important;
    }

    .autocomplete-richlistitem .ac-type-icon, 
    .autocomplete-richlistitem .ac-site-icon,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem .ac-tags {
      margin-top: 6px;
    }
    
    /* Font-sizes */
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem:not([actiontype="searchengine"]) .ac-url,
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem:not([actiontype="searchengine"]) .ac-title,
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem:not([actiontype="searchengine"]) .ac-action {
      font-size: 14px !important;
    }
    .autocomplete-richlistitem .ac-url,
    .autocomplete-richlistitem .ac-action {
        margin-top: 4px;
    }



 /* Remove Page Actions Menu */
    #pageActionButton 
    {
      display: none !important;
    }


/* Reduce height of URL Bar drop down */
    #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem
    {
      height: 26px !important;
      min-height: 26px !important;
    }

Asked by ralphos 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can I get already synced bookmarks off of a dead device? And other syncing issues...

This involves Firefox on Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. I have been using Firefox on my MacBook since 2012, and been syncing to my Android phones since 2015-ish (a Huawe… (read more)

This involves Firefox on Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. I have been using Firefox on my MacBook since 2012, and been syncing to my Android phones since 2015-ish (a Huawei, then Samsung, then another Samsung, replacing them as they broke). I never had any problems. I can't remember if I was able to access already synced bookmarks from broken phones, but since I move my mobile bookmarks into desktop bookmark folders pretty often, I was never bothered enough to check. Last October, my MacBook's logic board broke. Not long after, my phone broke. I got a secondhand iPhone, and signed into sync, but nothing synced up. I assume because my devices are already dead and no longer syncing? Is there anyway for me to access my laptop bookmarks? I still have the hard drive from the MacBook.

I finally have access to a computer again, this time a Windows desktop, and logged in to my Firefox sync to see if I could find any of my disappeared bookmarks. Nope, but something weird happened. I have about 200 bookmarks on my iPhone, and the first 139 migrated to the desktop. They show up under the 'Mobile Bookmarks' folder on the desktop, but I can no longer see them on my iPhone. The most recent 20 or so bookmarks are still available on my iPhone, but don't appear on the desktop. What just happened?

While going through all the help pages, I discovered that I do have a second Firefox profile, though I opened it up and there isn't anything on it. Not sure if that matters.

Thank you!

Asked by kblazesync 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Regression ISSUE : about:preferences no longer shows option to "Show Update History" in Firefox Updates section

Has this functionality moved? Or has it been removed? For me, this is a regression issue. It is often helpful when troubleshooting an issue to know when Firefox updates… (read more)

Has this functionality moved? Or has it been removed?

For me, this is a regression issue. It is often helpful when troubleshooting an issue to know when Firefox updates were applied, especially when using Firefox is set to automatically update

I am running FF 66.0.4 (64bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by SannNord 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Which security settings cause my add-on extensions to disappear?

I have installed these add-ons. Ad blocker, password manager, and privacy browser. After changing the settings in Firefox, my ad blocker and password manager disappeared… (read more)

I have installed these add-ons. Ad blocker, password manager, and privacy browser.

After changing the settings in Firefox, my ad blocker and password manager disappeared from the menu bar. I see the add-ons in the extension list. Uninstalling, re-instaling the extensions do not bring the extension icons back. I tried to do a "re-install" using the Firefox "re-install" button, but my extensions did not show up again.

I had to completely uninstall Firefox (which does not remove Firefox settings from the computer ---- WHY?!) delete the registry entry, re-install Firefox and re-instsall the add-on extension to get them to show up again.

But when I go back into settings, make changes, the add-on extensions disappear again.

Which settings cause this?

Asked by mydigitalwindow02 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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firefox goes not responding randomly when watching youtube which slows whole computer

Basically this happens at any time and it wont let me close Firefox without task manager. in task manager it shows up at system interrupts which uses over 90% of my CPU a… (read more)

Basically this happens at any time and it wont let me close Firefox without task manager. in task manager it shows up at system interrupts which uses over 90% of my CPU and at the same time Firefox is using over 10 GB of ram. i have had a look at some fixes like disabling hardware acceleration and stuff but none have worked so far.

Asked by curtisnathan44 1 year ago

Last reply by hellosct1 1 year ago