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remove tracker detection & amazon verification icons in address bar? Dev bld

Hello: FF dev build 73.0b7 w10p. (No stable on this mac - yes mac). I want to remove from the address bar, the 2 icons taking up space in the address bar, that I never us… (read more)

Hello: FF dev build 73.0b7 w10p. (No stable on this mac - yes mac). I want to remove from the address bar, the 2 icons taking up space in the address bar, that I never use. Do I need to create a user file .css? I can if nec. The 2 icons are to the L of the addr. bar 1- "no trackers known..." & 2- "verified by amazon". The "remove" context menu item is grayed out. -What I really want is to SEE the address I'm typing into the address bar, when FF is NOT in full monitor pg mode. 23" W monitor & I often have FF in only 1/2 of the full monitor (so I can see another non-related window at same time). But only the down carot is visible in this "1/2 mode' status & I can't see anything of what I type, nor anything in the address bar already. I use the address bar search like 99% of the time & I really like this shortcut! (If it was fully useful, in 1/2 mode, even more). My guess is that removing those unused icons will allow more space in addr. bar to see what I'm typing -- right? Thank you.

Asked by linusr 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Drag and drop onto bookmark icon no longer works

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where e… (read more)

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where ever. That no longer works.

I CAN drag/drop into a folder on the menu bar but not into bookmarks directly.

Firefox 69.0b14 (64-bit) Windows 10

Asked by POffutt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Beta channel update to 73.0b11 has left me unable to type into the address bar

For many years now I have used the beta channel. At the end of last week I checked for updates and received 73.0b11. I was already on 73.0 beta, probably b10. Since that … (read more)

For many years now I have used the beta channel. At the end of last week I checked for updates and received 73.0b11. I was already on 73.0 beta, probably b10.

Since that update I am unable to edit the contents of the address bar unless I launch a Private Window, where the problem doesn't occur.

I have tried using the "Restart with Add-ons Disabled..." option from the Help menu but the problem remains.

I am running on Windows 10, 64-bit, [Version 10.0.18363.592], with all the latest Microsoft updates.

Asked by johnm1 1 year ago

Answered by Matthew Thomas 1 year ago

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Change Firefox 74 urlbar behaviour back to how it was in Firefox 73

In the latest version of Firefox Developer Edition, I notice the the urlbar behaviour has changed from what it was before and I want to change it back. Are there any sett… (read more)

In the latest version of Firefox Developer Edition, I notice the the urlbar behaviour has changed from what it was before and I want to change it back. Are there any settings in about:config that do this? In particular, I want to stop expanding and even showing suggestions whenever I click in the address bar. To me, this is odd and distracting behaviour and not what is done by other browsers so I want to turn it off.

Asked by johnhennessy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to rebind the Tab key in the Omnibar?

A recent Firefox update changed what the Tab key does while typing in the omnibar. It used to cycle between suggestions, now it changes focus to the next element in the t… (read more)

A recent Firefox update changed what the Tab key does while typing in the omnibar. It used to cycle between suggestions, now it changes focus to the next element in the toolbar. Is there a way for me to revert this behavior?

Asked by Chris 1 year ago

Answered by Danny Colin 1 year ago

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How to access Firefox Preview (mobile) Tab Collections feature on Firefox?

Is there a way to access the Firefox Preview Tab Collections feature on any build (stable, beta or otherwise) of Firefox for desktop? If not, is this planned for the futu… (read more)

Is there a way to access the Firefox Preview Tab Collections feature on any build (stable, beta or otherwise) of Firefox for desktop? If not, is this planned for the future?

Asked by Nick Clarke 2 years ago

Answered by Seburo 2 years ago

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Widevine crashes every time I visit Netflix or Amazon

I'm on Arch Linux and recently updated Firefox to version 73.0 through pacman. I got no errors and Firefox works fine. Except that Widevine crashes whenever I visit Netfl… (read more)

I'm on Arch Linux and recently updated Firefox to version 73.0 through pacman. I got no errors and Firefox works fine. Except that Widevine crashes whenever I visit Netflix or Amazon. I tried removing the plugin and reinstalling it, reinstalling Firefox and starting Firefox in safe mode. If anyone knows a solution to my problem your help would be much appreciated!

Asked by Quirinbrunner 1 year ago

Answered by Quirinbrunner 1 year ago

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Open markdown file with md extension in Firefox

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as p… (read more)

I’m clicking on a link that links to a markdown file ending in the extension .md. As I know that this is just a plain text file, I would like to open it in a new tab as plain text. However, Firefox opens a download prompt. How can I teach Firefox to display the file as text?

Asked by Gorgor 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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While logged into a secure site there are links to other secure sites that no longer work. Something blocking these links. It works in Google

I log into a secure site that grabs information from other secure sites which requires setting up passwords, authentication and ETC. Some these links need to be refreshed… (read more)

I log into a secure site that grabs information from other secure sites which requires setting up passwords, authentication and ETC. Some these links need to be refreshed from time to time and requires an series of actions on my part to re-establish these automated links. The issue is when I try to re-establish the link, the first page will launch and then if I hit any key the link closes immediately. I think there is a security setting issue that is preventing me from making the appropriate re-linking procedures. Please note: This process work using Firefox at time however no longer works. I tried re-establish these links using Google and it worked.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Dennis Stoyak 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes when system file dialog is displayed

Firefox crashes whenever the Windows file dialog is displayed (e.g. if choosing a save location when downloading files). SolidWorks PDM appears to cause this, see infor… (read more)

  • Firefox crashes whenever the Windows file dialog is displayed (e.g. if choosing a save location when downloading files).
  • SolidWorks PDM appears to cause this, see information here: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/220894
  • Until two days ago, running Firefox in Windows 7 compatibility mode solved the problem. However running Firefox in Windows 7 compatibility mode now results in blank tabs - similar to as described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1231445.

So I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I have to switch off compatibility mode for browsing to work. But then Firefox crashes any time I want to download or upload a file.

If anyone has any idea's I'd appreciate it. I really don't want to be forced back onto Chrome...

Asked by Tony 1 year ago

Answered by Tony 1 year ago

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The Firefox start button that I pinned to my desktop taskbar started launching 5 instances of Firefox and the one that displayed was not responsive

So I unpinned the shortcut from the task bar and pinned the Firefox start button (from the Start menu) to the task bar. Now Firefox is responsive but my bookmarks are mis… (read more)

So I unpinned the shortcut from the task bar and pinned the Firefox start button (from the Start menu) to the task bar. Now Firefox is responsive but my bookmarks are missing. I went to "about:profiles" and saw that there are two profiles now. If I select the original profile I again get the 5 faulty instances of Firebox. I can't figure out how to import my bookmarks into the new profile. Any help?

Asked by Boris 1 year ago

Answered by Boris 1 year ago

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Search engines options like in the past

It used to be when you went to "Find more search engines", the list was only search engines. Not now. is there any way to bring up a list of just search engines. For i… (read more)

It used to be when you went to "Find more search engines", the list was only search engines. Not now. is there any way to bring up a list of just search engines. For instance, I'd like to add Reddit, but the only thing I can come up with it a Reddit search engine addon.

Asked by noel_envode 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Change time period of search results

Looking for a way via "config" to permanently change the default "any time" for the search period for searches to a set period of days, i.e. 30, 60, 90, etc. Have not bee… (read more)

Looking for a way via "config" to permanently change the default "any time" for the search period for searches to a set period of days, i.e. 30, 60, 90, etc. Have not been able to find anything in forum conversations or in browsing through the config file that addresses such a change. Thanks for any help you can give. Mark

Asked by mwcrouch 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Some links being hijacked when clicked from DuckDuckGo search results, pop up appears "Congratulations device user! "

The full text of the pop-up is "Some links being hijacked, pop up "Congratulations device user! You are selected by our sponsor to be among the first few persons to win … (read more)

The full text of the pop-up is "Some links being hijacked, pop up "Congratulations device user! You are selected by our sponsor to be among the first few persons to win a Galaxy S10 or other"

The URL starts http://sweeps7668.bunnyvhyk7.live/4368084763/ and takes me to some false Survey about Google. This has happened a couple of times now with different websites. The link I clicked thsi time ( from DuckDuckGo search ) is https://www.topgadgetreviews.co.uk/finish-line-ceramic-wet-lubricant-120ml-bottle-review/ and after about 5 to 10 minutes when I click the link it is OK.

The full hijack link is as follows:

http://sweeps7668.bunnyvhyk7.live/7473237783/?utm_campaign=QPF8euu28II5lw7O2iHhCugVqK5RzfdNsTpLaMM91qY1&t=main9_143c3be8f9c3026d0802410a6e756e26fe6b&f=1&fp=Gd01tvRj7I3hp%2BtzBojF2df6dT2XPxwD3PBBik14iO6NEXxo2WZWGJn1mjKhbos3iparC0Cv57B5mkVoBG938KaII12RCB7g4YVnIl9W1WaR3L5J8ZTIVTbaIT65FzZzFh23zvjxCDsvkzugJFc%2FH%2FG2XEYkBU4Xi0xr6qdPjaf4HbWAwVB2cbrYGyDHLizpEkcuIjdlbyXjB5YTrWXDtpUlhDW3KgiTiUMT1qoC36SRh0XGua3WaLIJjGKBj%2FD1o2LW0OAFfoxBcfMcLL0%2BN6fb8DerOYIwsT4HhE8jZvHi4S2zPaBpkd7DjLJe6FUaTq%2FKtW7U3hFvZTlHFaNq96LRYZrsVUUzA58ahXs7e%2FeJHZBNR%2B2beJt%2BCi4x3t6UgcYnlB4NGmFDBdarzOdn9JYfXO0QgHTf6ogROTBtABZH5Sw7bDmncOXSt4hUHAJ54cC%2Ffvi7M8iVvsutu9ah7phnlAScs7S%2BpBPn0PP2kvAogB19R94UBz0r2R%2BVvhEkA6lV6VuY00ObvH6QdMVE3z1gs9EXI%2BKd1oVePD4cOVCdA7XlHg0Eoe%2BC4FMCkpSI0V6Pk0QVnk1yID5IMqZAZapLm9txeAiLHMhoGZPaLPNpMqVPMaTDVKBRmpFpjLRySFviZzqLyz15MdzEMcoqPDMrJ2X9j3GVsmFlkJB2%2FOzLw6TS0a3Pv6SDYeZjSaFUxjcaAwpDQiEQ1FJHxhoBdWPJyKIBmamJYZtbhHaYi8MXslHeHGTl1yYapyYtahezKVqE0PJF5eME6P%2BgAwfAxuMqbG54rTLPeE28gsk5SoGFm5bhKaIiDiWBCZyx58jHI9Atb%2BS8rX0mdhi14gZTOlZf%2FgwfoalXTJ5qlTIIbKl22bnFNpeCV3XibJtOthb6kgST%2FY4o32yurDZoKHFUWTRoBv3IJL5BjRF9lSaObC9x66B97IH2eW9wd%2F28wpilc6xmO9MRFJumhiXTNr8IhCSwLnRabV%2Fae%2F4GvKrckk26WJIpVaFQ3gvP1rsBDbBnNNXedKZw%2FOLmgnqjLE53Ud0khhDTXYdSCorTPbadqGPJ4h3KQbtZoPZ0JaBmwmPFOOPti2Cv2LYFuNctIzz9VKrMn5hQlY2j3lgvl1hGNAIKPycDpSZF%2F5SOaP2bLrwJLZKdO79WXWv38bW0q%2FyF5iADvyKJKnTOa7NZwPXgok5qVfslRl%2BSMLsOnJNE0I%2Ftywasy94ELGBTpnHi0gIZ4QCzfT3gqweNhnON7b5eA7sc6QAEqivlb86wTvW25U0qvQWVTeheGRyQygzsTM34PZ7UMaiLqtTG5Q4EpXZ9u1%2F%2FSXZtuqsNg0mS375BUOTEW8IsxqHw89SZL1PpTlSF03TJKCM1VyuCYOhmRq5bFlWZxeRBAHlXm2dQnrQpuWqm

Asked by walphilker 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Spellcheck does not work on Firefox on my MacBook Pro.

Spellcheck does not work on Firefox on my MacBook Pro. It works on all my other devices. I have checked the settings and spellcheck is ticked. However, it just does not w… (read more)

Spellcheck does not work on Firefox on my MacBook Pro. It works on all my other devices. I have checked the settings and spellcheck is ticked. However, it just does not work. I have deleted rebooted and reinstalled Firefox and still nothing. Spellcheck works on all my other browsers (Safari, Brave). Any ideas

Asked by s.whitaker 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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There's one tab I don't want to keep loading up, but it keeps coming back on launch.

So I have plenty of tabs I want to keep. I'm happy with the way Firefox loads up all my "saved" tabs. As in, when I shut down my PC, they are all there the next time I bo… (read more)

So I have plenty of tabs I want to keep. I'm happy with the way Firefox loads up all my "saved" tabs. As in, when I shut down my PC, they are all there the next time I boot up. However, there is one page that keeps coming back up, even though I have closed it every single time. I can go the whole day, it's not there. Next time I boot up, there it is again.

It's not my homepage, or saved as a bookmark or anything. It was some random link to a Ubisoft free game offer that my friend sent me a couple of weeks ago, and it is infuriating me that I can't work out how to stop it coming back.

Asked by chris.hesketh-roberts 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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When multiple users on the same Mac use Firefox, the error "You've launched an older version of Firefox" occurs when it upgrades

I am running multiple user accounts on my Mac (macOS 10.14.6). Both users use Firefox Developer Edition (75.0b10). When Firefox updates itself, it's breaking for whicheve… (read more)

I am running multiple user accounts on my Mac (macOS 10.14.6). Both users use Firefox Developer Edition (75.0b10).

When Firefox updates itself, it's breaking for whichever user is in the 'background' at the time. The 'foreground' user is prompted for their password to install [something something didn't take a note] Firefox Helper. Then when I flip to the 'background' user, they see the attached error.

This has happened twice now. Help!

Asked by Johnny "Decimal" Noble 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why is Firefox not showing youtube thumbnails?

I'm on 70.0 and Firefox for some reason stopped showing youtube thumbnails. Other browsers show them perfectly fine but since Firefox is my main browser I would appreciat… (read more)

I'm on 70.0 and Firefox for some reason stopped showing youtube thumbnails. Other browsers show them perfectly fine but since Firefox is my main browser I would appreciate some help with this problem.

Asked by hugocoisas 2 years ago

Answered by ngandhi 2 years ago