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Firefox now opens a new window, rather than a new tab

Firefox now opens a new window, rather than a new tab when I click on a bookmark or the +, or when I start a new download, regardless of Tabs settings in the Options Gene… (read more)

Firefox now opens a new window, rather than a new tab when I click on a bookmark or the +, or when I start a new download, regardless of Tabs settings in the Options General page. This is different from original behavior, and I have no idea what happened. How do I change back to Tabs rather than window?

Asked by elsharawy_fon 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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how to share a URL with Firefox

Now, in the old Firefox, you used to be able to select "Email Link" to send a URL to someone by e-mail in your favorite e-mail client. I used to do that routinely, sendin… (read more)

Now, in the old Firefox, you used to be able to select "Email Link" to send a URL to someone by e-mail in your favorite e-mail client. I used to do that routinely, sending links via Thunderbird. I'm now using FF93.0, and all I see is "Share", which, when you point it to "Mail" it dumps you in Chrome. Now, in my FF prefs, I have specified Content Type->mailto->Use Thunderbird, so why it's dumping me in Chrome makes no sense.

How do I use Firefox to share a URL in Thunderbird like I used to be able to do?

Asked by danflester 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Low Light Disabilites

I cant see the settings in Mozilla. It is a bright white. White color or lights blind my eyes. Which link or icon does Mozilla have to change every color to a light blu… (read more)

I cant see the settings in Mozilla. It is a bright white. White color or lights blind my eyes.

Which link or icon does Mozilla have to change every color to a light blue or green or red to help a disabled vision American see the settings options then select the various colors for each part offered.

Until the page / settings is set to some colors I am shut down with this bright white. Thanks

Asked by Gary Adams 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How to supress prompt for "Save Image As..." menu item

Hello, Hope you're all well and safe I download a lot of images on Firefox for different purposes and most time I end up with 20 or so tabs to download from This got m… (read more)

Hello,

Hope you're all well and safe

I download a lot of images on Firefox for different purposes and most time I end up with 20 or so tabs to download from

This got me wondering if there's a way to use the "Save Image As..." context menu (right click) without having to specify the file name and destination directory each time

Can this be configured in Firefox? If not, are you aware of any add-on that provides such a feature?

Using Firefox 93.0 (64-bit) on Windows 10

Thanks in advance,

Regards, John

Asked by John 1 year ago

Last reply by Scott Pendland 1 year ago

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Little blue droplet at the end of username, what does it mean/do?

Hi there, A while ago a new thing started happening with Firefox. Whenever I go to a login page, and the username and password fields are auto populated because Firefox … (read more)

Hi there,

A while ago a new thing started happening with Firefox. Whenever I go to a login page, and the username and password fields are auto populated because Firefox has remembered them, the cursor is positioned at the end of the username. Directly beneath the cursor is what looks like a droplet, blue in colour. Clicking on it does nothing. Clicking anywhere else on the page makes the droplet disappear, as does bringing up another app and then coming back to Firefox. I am using version 93.0 64 bit on Windows 10. I can't do a screen shot of it as bringing up snip and sketch causes it to disappear.

Thanks for your help,

Paul

Asked by p.ryan20 1 year ago

Answered by p.ryan20 1 year ago

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newtabpage shortcut icon size

Firefox updated to 89.0 today, and my newtabpage looks odd. The shortcuts now have really small previews, as shown in the attached image. How do I get them to be full siz… (read more)

Firefox updated to 89.0 today, and my newtabpage looks odd. The shortcuts now have really small previews, as shown in the attached image. How do I get them to be full size again (i.e. fill the box)? It was easier to tell them apart at a glance before the update, post update there's too much empty space. Is there something in about:config that controls this?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by xlucine 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Mouse button non-function

Please ignore the topic selected above as one of the problems I have is that drop-down lists don't work. Nor can I activate the 3-line action icon top right. The mouse wo… (read more)

Please ignore the topic selected above as one of the problems I have is that drop-down lists don't work. Nor can I activate the 3-line action icon top right. The mouse works 100% in all other apps, but not in Firefox where neither mouse button will action a drop-down.

Asked by alyn8989 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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how do I delete JSON files

I usually have back ups for my FF profiles. Today I found that I have too many back-ups and started deleting the old FF Profiles. Most of it will delete normally. But it… (read more)

I usually have back ups for my FF profiles. Today I found that I have too many back-ups and started deleting the old FF Profiles. Most of it will delete normally. But it will NOT delete the JSON files. Is there a special way to remove these outdated JSON files?

Asked by mysticalpisces 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Getting Firefox to work with both Sandboxie AND Webroot

Saw a post stating that Firefox updated and now doesn't work with Sandboxie. I spent over a year learning how to update Firefox in order to use it within Sandboxie and w… (read more)

Saw a post stating that Firefox updated and now doesn't work with Sandboxie. I spent over a year learning how to update Firefox in order to use it within Sandboxie and with Webroot protection. I can now update Firefox within 5 minutes by following these steps. It is not really ready for publication but maybe it will help you. I copied this from Excel and it is more readable in Excel. Please forgive typos.

To copy from Excel, I had to make it a bulleted list. Each bullet point was another line in Excel.

  • After many tests here is the cleanest way found to update Firefox. Changing steps or the order may work only to fail later and sometimes leads to reinstalling and re-configuring Firefox. Suggested steps can probably be ignored but I think they are appropriate and help keep the system clean.
  • Note: I only run a single version of Firefox. When updating, no applications are running in a sandbox.
  • Clean Firefox Sandboxes
  • 1. Suggestion: "Terminate All Programs".
  • 2. Suggestion: Initially "Delete Contents" of all sandboxes and then the sandbox used during installation.
  • If Firefox does not open. This can occur during update, install or even days afterwards, check Webroot:
  • 1. Follow instructions in section "Clean Firefox Sandboxes"
  • 2. If Webroot is open close (not shut down) and reopen.
  • 3. Webroot > "View Status"
  • 4. Click "Settings" for "Identity Protection"
  • 5. Select tab "Application Protection"
  • 6. Ensure all "Firefox" applications "Allow" enabled.
  • Note: While I have had seven entries, once this process was learned there has never been more than one. My Wife's computer has had two. The most common second entry is the temporary Firefox update folder "...\updated\firefox.exe".
  • To remove "Firefox" entries, other than "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox", Perform the following for each entry and do so one-at-a-time.
  • FYI: "...\updated\firefox.exe" is created during download and deleted after Firefox has been restarted.
  • Warning: Even if an entry can be set to "Deny" and have Firefox executed. Leave it disabled, rather than deleting, until you have your settings, plugins, favorites, etc. documented and you have the time to reinstall. Very early in the learning process I had to reinstall. Since the bulk of these instructions were created I have never had to reinstall.
  • 1. Close Firefox
  • 2. In Webroot set the entry to "Deny".
  • 3. Open Firefox
  • 4. If Firefox fails to open set the entry back to "Allow", "Clean Firefox Sandboxes", and reopen Firefox.
  • 5. Any that can be set to "Deny" without causing Firefox an issue, *should* be deletable.
  • Before using Webroot set FF to "Check for updates but let you choose to install them". Avoid problems that require an uninstall of FF.
  • Close all Firefox windows
  • For the purist restart the computer before and after an application update or install
  • Suggestion: Perform the section above titled "Clean Firefox Sandboxes"
  • Shutdown Webroot
  • If updating (not installing)
  • Sandboxie: Disable Forced programs
  • Immediately start Firefox
  • Ignore Sandboxie and "Webroot Filtering Extension" messages
  • Click "More" (3 horizontal bars)
  • Select "Help"
  • Select "About Firefox"
  • Click "Update to <version number>
  • Click "Restart to Update Firefox"
  • If installing
  • Install (Do not configure Firefox until it is working with Webroot and Sandboxie both running; preferably after completing this process)
  • Ignore the "Webroot Filtering Extension" message!
  • Continue from Updating or Installing
  • Close Firefox
  • Sandboxie: Disable Forced programs
  • Immediately start Firefox
  • Do not close Firefox until instructed (After Webroot has been restarted). This eliminates a later step.
  • Ignore Sandboxie and "Webroot Filtering Extension" messages
  • If Firefox has an issue at this point it has nothing to do with Webroot or Sandboxie
  • Fix the issue and Restart at "Continue from Updating or Installing"
  • Suggestion: BEFORE restarting Webroot.
  • Cleanup Firefox as much as possible so it opens cleaner and faster in Sandboxie
  • PS. I do this every time Firefox is opened unsandboxed (e.g. when Bookmarks added or settings changed)
  • More > Settings > Privacy & Security (or enter address about:preferences#privacy)
  • Close tabs other than Settings. (There should only be one.)
  • In "Cookies and Site Data" click "Clear Data" (Leave everything checked) Click "Clear"
  • In "History" click " Clear History" > Select "Everything" and Leave everything checked > Click "OK"
  • Restart Webroot
  • Ensure all Firefox entries are "enabled" in "Identity Protection" settings. (There should only be one, but there have been more.)
  • Close Firefox
  • Close, not shutdown, Webroot
  • Perform this section until there are no more issues including the appearance of "Webroot Filtering Extension" (usually twice)
  • Open Firefox
  • If Firefox does not open perform the steps in "If Firefox does not open". Note, some Firefox processes do start but not all.

Asked by ExpertN0vice 1 year ago

Last reply by ExpertN0vice 1 year ago

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Move profile "Storage" folder

When I looked into why it was taking so long to backup my FF profile, I realized it was because their are over 21k files my backup software has to compare. The majority … (read more)

When I looked into why it was taking so long to backup my FF profile, I realized it was because their are over 21k files my backup software has to compare.

The majority of these are in the "Storage" folder -- apparently local/offline storage for various sites.

I've already moved the cache to a non-synced location using browser.cache.disk.parent_directory and would like to do the same with "Storage".

But I can't seem to find any info on what pref would allow me to do that. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by CWeinhofer 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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suggestions

1. Please reduce the size of the Lock icon in firefox android. 2. Please add, swipe down refresh feature. 3. Please make app more smooth. you guys are best. i am using f… (read more)

1. Please reduce the size of the Lock icon in firefox android. 2. Please add, swipe down refresh feature. 3. Please make app more smooth.

you guys are best. i am using firefox since last 6 years. thanks

Asked by Abhimanyu 1 year ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 year ago