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How to create a search tile shortcut on Firefox Home Page

Whenever I open a new tab or window, I'm greeted with the Firefox home screen, which displays various shortcut tiles. Currently, I have a shortcut for Amazon, which incl… (read more)

Whenever I open a new tab or window, I'm greeted with the Firefox home screen, which displays various shortcut tiles.

Currently, I have a shortcut for Amazon, which includes a handy blue magnifying glass symbol 🔎 indicating it's a search shortcut and not a shortcut that will take me to an URL. I'm looking to set up similar search shortcuts for YouTube and Google. I've attached an image below for reference.

If anyone is familiar with how to customize these search shortcuts in Firefox, your guidance would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you have any tips or steps to follow.

Asked by Douglas 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Organizing Bookmarks—searching for FOLDERS

Hi, I'm looking for some creative solutions to be able to search for Bookmark Folders imported from other browsers. I have over thirteen thousand bookmarks and I have use… (read more)

Hi, I'm looking for some creative solutions to be able to search for Bookmark Folders imported from other browsers. I have over thirteen thousand bookmarks and I have used some extensions to delete the duplicates. However, that has left many empty folders and worse where my Bookmarks have been removed from these folders.

With Chromium browsers, we can simply search for a Bookmark folder by typing it's name. It will show itself in the search results along with Chrome bookmarks. However, that's not the case with FF. Instead, FF allows us to create TAGS. When I search for a known Bookmark Folder (I can see it in the Bookmark Tree) it won't show up.

it's almost 2024 and I find it surprising that Mozilla hasn't yet incorporated searching for Bookmark Folders. At the same time, I am also (not) surprised that Google hasn't implemented TAGS like in Firefox. Unfortunately, neither browser is ideal for searching bookmarks including folders.

Perhaps I'm missing something and there's a feature in the About:config that allows us to search for Bookmark folders.

Asked by Hmmmm1111 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

When I backup my profile, should I ignore the old files or overwrite it?

I backup my Firefox profile on G. Drive (encrypted). It takes HOURS to copy the whole profile folder (bad internet). When I copy the updated folder into the old one, shou… (read more)

I backup my Firefox profile on G. Drive (encrypted). It takes HOURS to copy the whole profile folder (bad internet). When I copy the updated folder into the old one, should I ignore the old files or overwrite them (and take hours in the process). There is a chance that my backup fails because there are too many old files that I ignored and left there?

Asked by babeskawn83 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

how to unload inactive tabs in firefox?

i'm currently writing my own firefox user.js configuration and now i'm at the topic "unloading inactive tabs" like microsoft edge does. so what are the preferences for t… (read more)

i'm currently writing my own firefox user.js configuration and now i'm at the topic "unloading inactive tabs" like microsoft edge does.

so what are the preferences for this kind of topic?

i want inactive tabs which have not been used for more than 5 minutes to be unloaded.

chatgpt gave me this "browser.tabs.unloadAfterDelay" preference but this one doesn't even exist in the about:config preferenes, would it still work if it doesn't even exist?

Asked by max.matter01 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

what are the different values for this preference "browser.cache.disk.capacity"?

on some websites it says -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical disk and setting it to 0 would effectively disable any d… (read more)

on some websites it says -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical disk and setting it to 0 would effectively disable any disk cache entrys.

so are this informations true and if not, how do i still let firefox automatically determine the size of the cache based on my physical disk?

Asked by max.matter01 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

why does this preference still work..?

the preference "browser.contentblocking.category" does still work although it isn't existing in the about:config settings anymore(was removed as it seems) but how and why… (read more)

the preference "browser.contentblocking.category" does still work although it isn't existing in the about:config settings anymore(was removed as it seems) but how and why does it still work?

Asked by max.matter01 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How can I disable the bs security?

Firefox is pissing me off. I want to disable SSL security checks long enough to do what needs doing. I'm working from a container so there's really no risk, just need t… (read more)

Firefox is pissing me off. I want to disable SSL security checks long enough to do what needs doing. I'm working from a container so there's really no risk, just need the browser to do what I want not what 'It' wants.

peace

Asked by eilenbeb05 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

how do run firefox 100% on software?

my hardware is very outdated already and i wanna try if my firefox runs better without any hardware acceleration like running fully on software. i don't think that just … (read more)

my hardware is very outdated already and i wanna try if my firefox runs better without any hardware acceleration like running fully on software.

i don't think that just simply disabling the hardware acceleration in the settings disables the entire hardware acceleration because there are way more about:config preferences which are related to hardware acceleration.

Asked by max.matter01 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How do I force Firefox to use word-wrap in display source screen?

After the last couple of updates Firefox will not wrap words in view source screen(CTRL+U). This makes the info very difficult to read as most lines of code run off the… (read more)

After the last couple of updates Firefox will not wrap words in view source screen(CTRL+U). This makes the info very difficult to read as most lines of code run off the screen. How do fix this? Thanks.

Asked by nabristow 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

I'm looking for a way that I can get print result after user click the confirm button in the print dialog.

I'm currently developing a website that use user printer. And I'm looking for a hook that I can use to know user click the confirm or cancel in print dialog(or print prev… (read more)

I'm currently developing a website that use user printer. And I'm looking for a hook that I can use to know user click the confirm or cancel in print dialog(or print preview window). the onafterprint method will trigger before user click confirm so I guess it's not an option.

Also, someone please tell me the topic describes my questions, I really don't know which topic is best for my question.

Asked by 979597463 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

saving log in info

How to do this for my paid newspaper subscriptions ask me to log in every week: they say "You can avoid doing that by saving your login information on your browser" (I'm … (read more)

How to do this for my paid newspaper subscriptions ask me to log in every week: they say "You can avoid doing that by saving your login information on your browser" (I'm on Imac)

Asked by humanone 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Prepopulating Visited URLs

When I want to go to the NY Times, and i type "nyt" the address bar automatically populated with the rest of the URL "nytimes.com". When I do the same thing with gmail an… (read more)

When I want to go to the NY Times, and i type "nyt" the address bar automatically populated with the rest of the URL "nytimes.com". When I do the same thing with gmail and "gmail" it runs a search on a search engine instead of completing the rest of the URL.

Why would it do this for one website and not another? How do I fix this, I use gmail all the time so its a bit of a time waster.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Asked by dbarnett13 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Cursor won't show when writing a letter or note. So I don't know where i stop typing? It works here but not when I open my browser to write letter?

Cursor won't show when writing a letter or note. So I don't know where i stop typing? It works here but not when I open my browser to write letter? … (read more)

Cursor won't show when writing a letter or note. So I don't know where i stop typing? It works here but not when I open my browser to write letter?

Asked by JSM 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Open Link in New Tab: Does Not Open Next to Current Tab

Every time I right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" Firefox is not opening this new tab next to the current tab. It instead moves this new tap to the end of all th… (read more)

Every time I right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" Firefox is not opening this new tab next to the current tab. It instead moves this new tap to the end of all the tabs (of the current website). This is an annoying behavior, I have to go all the way to the end of the tabs to look at the name page that I just opened. How do I fix this behavior?

Asked by gekaram 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Automatic address listed in address bar - remove sites visited

How can I get rid of an automatic fill of websites visited. When I go to the address bar and type in an address, I want to get rid of a website as I have no interest in … (read more)

How can I get rid of an automatic fill of websites visited. When I go to the address bar and type in an address, I want to get rid of a website as I have no interest in having that automatically show up on my address web sites. I am using the most up to date Firefox version on a Windows 10 Microsoft Surface Pro computer.

Asked by mikebartolo 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago