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wallpapers

hello , im a firefox user and i wanna know how to change the background of my new tab. i have searched for it but all results i get is to change a color but that is not w… (read more)

hello , im a firefox user and i wanna know how to change the background of my new tab.

i have searched for it but all results i get is to change a color but that is not what i want.

i want to customise my background with my own photos and gifs so pls if you see this respond.

                                                                                                     thank you !

Asked by cleaaramouni 1 year ago

Last reply by Vedun 1 year ago

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Different type of 'zoom' ?

This is a tricky one to explain.... Firefox used to zoom the 'content' of webpages...make the icons, pictures and text larger and rearrange things on the page to accomoda… (read more)

This is a tricky one to explain....

Firefox used to zoom the 'content' of webpages...make the icons, pictures and text larger and rearrange things on the page to accomodate the magnified items. For example on the home page the icons for my favouraite pages would 'grow' when I zoomed in and then display less of them on the page when they were too big.

I liked this type of zooming.

However, on a recent reinstallation of firefox 'zooming in' has changed. Now when I zoom it simply magnifies the entire page page, uniformly.

Hope this makes sense to somebody who can help me get back to my original way of zooming.

Asked by ferrelwill 1 year ago

Last reply by ferrelwill 1 year ago

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How to disable pinch-to-zoom in firefox 83.

In the new firefox update, using the pinch gesture on a trackpad zooms in the page without actually changing the zoom percentage of the page. Is there any way to get the … (read more)

In the new firefox update, using the pinch gesture on a trackpad zooms in the page without actually changing the zoom percentage of the page. Is there any way to get the old behavior back, where pages would have their zoom percentage change?

Asked by jefis21505 2 years ago

Last reply by Martin 1 year ago

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New Tab Background

I'm writing this on the 6th of December in 2020 using Firefox 83 on MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina. I think it would add a lot to the browsing experience if I was to add an imag… (read more)

I'm writing this on the 6th of December in 2020 using Firefox 83 on MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina.

I think it would add a lot to the browsing experience if I was to add an image as the background of Firefox's new tab homepage. This has come up a few times on support.mozilla but they all appear to be either dated or neglect MacOS and only consider Windows or Linux. They all involve going to about:support and opening what people say is listed as the profile directory and creating a folder called chrome. Then creating a .css and pasting/writing certain code. There's a few more small steps and then you're supposed to restart Firefox and it's ostensibly there. Can somebody suggest a method that works in 2020 on MacOS Catalina with Firefox 83? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Nicholas Costa 1 year ago

Last reply by Nicholas Costa 1 year ago

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Open links in private shortcut?

Hi everyone :) I didn't find anything about it: I'm looking for a shortcut to open links in the private window without opening the context menu (right click) I know that.… (read more)

Hi everyone :)

I didn't find anything about it: I'm looking for a shortcut to open links in the private window without opening the context menu (right click)

I know that.....:

  • CTRL + Click open in a new Tab (Or middle click)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + Click open in a new Tab and focus on this new tab (or SHIFT + middle click)
  • SHIFT + Click open the link in a new Window

But actually I didn't find any combination to open it in a new private window. Even the context menu "Open Link in a new private window" isn't what I'm looking for as I don't want the new window to be on top.

Is there a way to do it, maybe an extension ?

Thanks for reading, Alex.

Asked by Alesk 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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可能导致火狐浏览器界面不能点击不显示的原因!!

就在刚才我随便删了两个文件(真的就是随便删的),不显示页面的火狐奇迹般正常使用了。三四个月了火狐一直打不开(具体是:可以添加新的标签页,不显示初始页面,不能进行搜索,导航栏图标只能点击不能进入下一页面,),重新安装第一次打开显示000002错误当时也懒得搜。 工作原因我重装了下火狐浏览器,发现还是不能用 我用everything 搜索了… (read more)

就在刚才我随便删了两个文件(真的就是随便删的),不显示页面的火狐奇迹般正常使用了。三四个月了火狐一直打不开(具体是:可以添加新的标签页,不显示初始页面,不能进行搜索,导航栏图标只能点击不能进入下一页面,),重新安装第一次打开显示000002错误当时也懒得搜。 工作原因我重装了下火狐浏览器,发现还是不能用 我用everything 搜索了下firefox文件 随便删掉了c盘Prefetch下两个文件:FIREFOX.EXE-48B00C23 与 FIREFOX.EXE-152BFAA9 之后尝试了重新打开火狐后奇迹发现了火狐可以正常打开了!!!!!


Just now I deleted two files randomly (really deleted randomly), and Firefox, which did not display the page, miraculously worked normally. Firefox has been unable to open for three or four months (specifically: you can add a new tab page, the initial page is not displayed, you cannot search, the navigation bar icon can only be clicked and cannot enter the next page), reinstall it and open it for the first time It was too lazy to search when displaying 000002 error. For work reasons, I reinstalled the Firefox browser, and found that it still doesn’t work. I searched the firefox file with everything and deleted the two files on the c drive Prefetch: FIREFOX.EXE-48B00C23 and FIREFOX.EXE-152BFAA9 and then tried again. After opening Firefox, miraculously discovered that Firefox can be opened normally! ! ! !

Asked by 2667830519 1 year ago

Last reply by 2667830519 1 year ago

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Click on link in E-mail and open in current tab in Firefox instead of a new tab

Any way to make this happen? The way it is now I end up with lots of open tabs that I don't need or want. I'd prefer to have links open in the current tab unless I Ctrl+c… (read more)

Any way to make this happen? The way it is now I end up with lots of open tabs that I don't need or want. I'd prefer to have links open in the current tab unless I Ctrl+click or Alt+click.

Asked by Ztruker 1 year ago

Answered by Ztruker 1 year ago

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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (read more)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 2 years ago

Last reply by mjwh56 1 year ago

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Where are favorites on current version (recent versions) for Mac

Where are the favorites pages in recent versions of Firefox for mac? I go to one URL dozens a day and have to type in the full address each time. If this particular URL … (read more)

Where are the favorites pages in recent versions of Firefox for mac? I go to one URL dozens a day and have to type in the full address each time. If this particular URL worked in other browsers I sure would use something else. I'm sure this is just something the I am overlooking but don't know what.

Asked by ehw3 1 year ago

Last reply by ehw3 1 year ago

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Searching the contents of the current page for text, but some words hidden/backgrounded.

Greetings, Often when Searching the contents of the current web page for text, some words are hidden or backgrounded, and not visible, as we cycle through the search coun… (read more)

Greetings,

Often when Searching the contents of the current web page for text, some words are hidden or backgrounded, and not visible, as we cycle through the search counter.

How can we reveal those words on the page, that are hidden like ghosts? Thank you.

Asked by jasonsafely 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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"Reload page" button has disappeared

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone… (read more)

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone, how do I force a page reload? If I screwed something up, any idea how I can unscrew it ;) ?

Asked by BSquared 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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instagram videos under ctrl-i media

Hi don't know if anyone can help... faceook in it's eternal mission to not allow anyone else to have the data, has changed the url of instagram videos they now have "blob… (read more)

Hi don't know if anyone can help...

faceook in it's eternal mission to not allow anyone else to have the data, has changed the url of instagram videos

they now have "blob" before the address, which means firefox can't download the file through ctrl-i media

does anyone know a way around this?

there are insta downloader pages, but it would be nice if firefox could do it itself

Asked by quartz 1 year ago

Last reply by quartz 1 year ago

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How to get a Desktop Icon for a site in App mode, or launch using SSB?!

I cannot find anyway in Firefox, or from searching how to create a desktop shortcut/link of a site I have added as an App after enabling ssb mode. Is it even possible? I'… (read more)

I cannot find anyway in Firefox, or from searching how to create a desktop shortcut/link of a site I have added as an App after enabling ssb mode. Is it even possible?

I've spent quite a bit of time trying to re-create a userChrome.css file to simulate the App mode, however minimal success only. The best I could gets getting the site I want to launch with no tabs/address bar/title bar which is not desirable as it is missing the Title Bar of the website name, which also is useful for moving the window/app around my desktop. For trying to launch that, I am running it from command line using triggers for an alternate profile withe the customer userChrome.css

user@pop: firefox -P app -new-instance http://www.wolframalpha.com

Is there any way built in to create a desktop link to open a site I added as an app? If not is there any other method that I can use to launch the site, either in my default profile, or a specific profile with a custom userChrome.css file that would have a Titlebar window same as when I manually launch the site in app mode?

What I want to have, is a shortcut on my desktop to launch the window on the right of the attached screenshot without manually having to open Firefox -> Hamburger Menu -> Sites in App Mode -> <selecting site>

I'm using Ubuntu/PopOS 20 with latest version of Firefox Any help would be great. Thanks

Asked by firefoxubuntu+user 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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W10 /probs with printing/loading some vids and pics

Hi, as u know with MS they seem to run interference with any other browser other than their Edge. Since making Firefox my default I have problems with my HP deskjet prin… (read more)

Hi, as u know with MS they seem to run interference with any other browser other than their Edge. Since making Firefox my default I have problems with my HP deskjet printer. Its become incredibly slow and doesn't even print sometimes. However, when I restore Edge as default - all problems disappear. That goes for loading frm their old W10 mob that they've stopped supporting (not a prob as I've now migrated to an Old Soony X I've had)... Anyone assist pls? thks

Asked by meonawir3 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Is it possible to share a FF profile on two computers?

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tri… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tried several times to use Sync but was never able to use it.

Since I am using two different machines, I tend to save my bookmarks only on the main one. When I am working on the laptop I never save bookmarks but I message them to myself (never been able to save them on my main machine, sigh) and every once in a while I "restore" bookmarks from the backup set of the main machine on the laptop. It always takes a while and oftentimes it feels like the process hangs, but so far I managed.

Today I started wondering again if there's a less frustrating and more efficient way to handle this. The question I started asking myself was: could I use the same FF profile from the laptop & the main machine? Say by saving it in the cloud?

Thanks for any hint or suggestion!

Asked by Giampaolo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmark Location and Bookmark Duplicates

I've got way too many bookmarks collected over the decades stored in hundreds of cascading FF bookmark folders, so, if I need to use a bookmark that I have not used in a … (read more)

I've got way too many bookmarks collected over the decades stored in hundreds of cascading FF bookmark folders, so, if I need to use a bookmark that I have not used in a while, it's often impossible for me to remember the location, especially with acute CRS due to age and chemo.

You can find a bookmark using view/sidebar/bookmarks but, neither that, nor the bookmark's "properties" show the bookmark's location within firefox's bookmarks.

(It's hard to believe that mozilla can't understand the need to find a specific bookmark's location. There are several addons that meet the need, but I am reluctant to install any addon that I don't find essential.)

Searches for solutions to this need also reveal that finding duplicate bookmarks is an equally important need for many FF users.

So... trying to "think outside of the box" and experimenting, I found that when using the bookmarks sidebar search feature, the search results can be treated just like bookmarks within toolbars and bookmarks folders.

While its impossible to divine where the found bookmark is located, you can drag the found bookmark out of the search results to a location that works with your current memory rather than the location you can't remember. Doing so will remove it from the original location just as dragging it from one bookmark folder to another does.

The same is true for duplicate bookmarks. Duplicates show up in a bookmark search, and, you can delete a duplicate from the search results which removes the duplicate from FF bookmarks...

...obviously, it's wise to look at properties to confirm that the urls match.

Hope this approach is helpful, Beverly Howard

Asked by BevHoward 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I type accents in Firefox using a UK keyboard?

I recently switched to a UK keyboard layout (Logitech MX keys with UK layout), from a US international layout. I changed the system settings to use the proper input and i… (read more)

I recently switched to a UK keyboard layout (Logitech MX keys with UK layout), from a US international layout. I changed the system settings to use the proper input and it works like a charm on every program I have, except the browser. Even if I have changed Firefox's main language as "English (UK)" and restarted it, it doesn't recognize sequences such as "CTRL + `" follwed by a vocal. Is there any known solution to this issue?

Asked by roccobarbi 1 year ago

Answered by roccobarbi 1 year ago