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I don't want to see messages from Firefox like "Support for Black Lives Matter" at the bottom of my screen when I opne the browser.

I take offense to the message I saw on my screen this morning. Jump on the BLM bandwagon as a company but I don't need to see it at the bottom of my screen when I open my… (read more)

I take offense to the message I saw on my screen this morning. Jump on the BLM bandwagon as a company but I don't need to see it at the bottom of my screen when I open my browser. How do I turn this off so it does not happen again!

Asked by Vincent DeMauro 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Installing search engines from Mycroft Project not working

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't get any notice, it just d… (read more)

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working.

I don't get any notice, it just doesn't work.

Also, one of the search engines I've been using (Twitter) seems to have disappeared from my browser. That's what got me to try to install it again, with no luck so far.

(I've dowloaded Firefox Nightly, installed it from scratch, and seem to have the problem.)

Asked by Marcos 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Disable focus in the address bar when opening a new tab - how to send this suggestion to the developers

"Please add the option to disable focus in the address bar when opening a new tab. When I open a new tab the search bar gets big with a blue frame around it, so annoying,… (read more)

"Please add the option to disable focus in the address bar when opening a new tab. When I open a new tab the search bar gets big with a blue frame around it, so annoying, please add the option to disable this."

How can I send this suggestion to the developers? and get an email that they read my suggestion?..

Asked by Dana 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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What's the name of the pref to automaticly "switch to this tab" when a popup firing on tab (B) when I'm on another tab (A)

Hi, I would like to set this pref to TRUE by default with the use of user.js file but I can't find the name of the pref related to this behaviour : I'm on a window. I cli… (read more)

Hi,

I would like to set this pref to TRUE by default with the use of user.js file but I can't find the name of the pref related to this behaviour :

I'm on a window. I click on a link. Before it fully load, i get back on my first tab. The opened tab fired up a popup to inform me of something.

I would like to be automaticly redirected on this tab without having to manually press the checkbox on the dialog popup.

There must be a preference to add to user.js in my profile folder to set it to TRUE.

Thank's

Asked by romain.johan 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications?

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to a… (read more)

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to another browser if I cannot get rid of this. Checked my 3 plug-ins, but cannot find anything there, nor if it is something on Facebook I cannot find it. Any idea?

Asked by eyeless 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Block autoplay being ignored on Firefox 78

Prior to the latest version, I had set "media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed" in about:config to False in addition to blocking both audio and video within the sett… (read more)

Prior to the latest version, I had set "media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed" in about:config to False in addition to blocking both audio and video within the settings so that nothing would autoplay without my input.

I updated to version 78 yesterday, and it seems that "media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed" is now gone from within about:config. I'm getting videos autoplaying within sites like YouTube, despite me setting both audio and video to not autoplay.

Is there anything I can do to ensure that nothing starts playing without me allowing it?

Asked by Kakkun 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Autoplay not always blocked

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing. This worked in 77. Some … (read more)

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing.

This worked in 77. Some about:config entries I'd swear were set in 77 have vanished; I tried adding them manually, but the autoplay blocking is still hit and miss.

Also, not sure if Troubleshooting Information uploaded successfully or the page broke (see screenshot).

Asked by Jens Lyn IV 2 years ago

Answered by Jens Lyn IV 2 years ago

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How to Customize Tab Options

Firefox was recently changed where "Close Multiple Tabs" is now a drop-down that contains the option "Close tabs to the right" is there a way to eliminate the drop-down a… (read more)

Firefox was recently changed where "Close Multiple Tabs" is now a drop-down that contains the option "Close tabs to the right" is there a way to eliminate the drop-down and just have the "Close tabs to the right" option available when right clicking a tab?

Pictures added. Thanks!

Asked by 2kol4u 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Disable bloated address bar?

Hi, Since 1-2 months my Firefox address bar grows vertically to about 1.5 its normal size when I click it. I think this came with an update. How can I disable this? It's … (read more)

Hi,

Since 1-2 months my Firefox address bar grows vertically to about 1.5 its normal size when I click it. I think this came with an update. How can I disable this? It's really annoying and unnecessary.

Thanks

Asked by MM6631764 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How do I stop the address bar from expanding on click

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on pr… (read more)

When I click in the address bar, it expands (gets larger.) My address text does not get larger, just the box. This is a worthless feature and I'd like to remove it (on principle) because it is worthless. How can I do this?

Asked by brentonian 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (read more)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Main menu opens, showing up to the right, partly/mostly out of my screen

I'm using OpenSuSE Leap 15.2 , updated Firefox these days, and now when I click on the menu, it opens and shows up to the right, out of the screen (when maximized). Also … (read more)

I'm using OpenSuSE Leap 15.2 , updated Firefox these days, and now when I click on the menu, it opens and shows up to the right, out of the screen (when maximized). Also when I hover over options close to the right edge of the screen, the bubbles show partly out of the screen, same as the main menu. I've tried Refresh, Safe Mode, downgrading to a previous version, but nothing helps now Mind the menu on the screenshot.

Any ideas?

best, Istvan

Asked by Pityucount 2 years ago

Answered by Pityucount 1 year ago

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please can SOMEONE tell me HOW TO GET RID of this "your browser is being managed by your organization"

I CANNOT for the life of me ever imagine how or who in the world would PUT THAT on someone's browser. I FOUND IT when I looked under options, and it blew my mind. I think… (read more)

I CANNOT for the life of me ever imagine how or who in the world would PUT THAT on someone's browser. I FOUND IT when I looked under options, and it blew my mind. I think it got there around July 21 an IT HAS BEEN THE SOURCE OF SO MANY PROBLEMS AND GRIEF. THE ORGANIZATION IS WEBROOT.


The webroot people say it's not them. I TRIED the suggestion of deleting it from the registry BUT IT IS NOT THERE UNLIKE OTHERS WHO HAVE IT THERE SO I CAN LIVE AN EASY TIME AND JUST GET RID OF IT. I UNINSTALLED and reinstalled this browser but it is back.

I AM THE ONE WHO CONTROLS THE BROWSER/ -- NOT WEBROOT. 

If firefox doesn't get that, and has to do this nasty garbage by putting this "your browser is being controled by your organization" LET ME REMIND THEM, I CONTROL WEBFROOT, I PAY FOR IT, I CONTROL IT. MY WISHES ARE THE ONES THAT ARE HONORED. I AM THE OWNER OF THE NOTEBOOK

never i don't see chrome doing this. I don't see ie doing this.

i want it gone.

CAN SOMEONE please tell me how to get rid of it>

i looked into the registry and don't see "mozilla" under the policy in the registry keys. woudl it be elsewhere?

THIS IS MY NOTEBOOK. I WILL DECIDE WHAT IS WHAT. THIS DAMN THING HAS CAUSED A MULTITUDE OF IRRITATIONS BEOFRE I FIGURED OUT WHAT THE HELL WAS CAUSING THEM. I NOW USE CHROME, I AM TIRED OF HAVING TO RE-SET THE DAMN DEFAULT PROGRAMS -- HOW DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE IWTH YOUSELVES TO CAUSE SO MANY PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE? I HAVE NOW SPENT ALL MORNING FROM 8 AM AND I WANT TO SCREAM. IF THIS IS WHAT THIS BROWSER DOES, I WILL GET RID OF IT. THERE AER OTHERS, LIKE SAFARI ETC. EVEN IE WHICH I WILL USE OVER BEING B ULLIED BY THIS.

Asked by GINAHERE 2 years ago

Last reply by ExpertN0vice 1 year ago

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Remove Tabs on Top

Hi all, I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, wit… (read more)

Hi all,

I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, with the tabs on top disabled.

I followed this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184674#answer-1028260 as well as this clear guide on how to create userChrome.css: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html When I tried to restart the browser, I seemed to have been logged out of my profile, with all customization gone and a standard white (instead of black) menu. I deleted the chrome folder and it is normal again now.

I suspect the userChrome.css file should contain more than just the one line I tried to add: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } ; Is there any location where I can copy my current intra-browser customization into the userChrome.css file?

Asked by Castor 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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completely changing language

I am having trouble changing my language on firefox, I have already changed it in options -> general -> language. But bits and pieces of dutch still remain. I have … (read more)

I am having trouble changing my language on firefox, I have already changed it in options -> general -> language. But bits and pieces of dutch still remain. I have also changed the intl.locale.requested to the correct language but still my problem remains. Examples of where my old language still remains is when I open the menu (the three horizontal bars). All help is appreciated

Asked by didier-damen 2 years ago

Answered by Adithya Krishna 2 years ago

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How can I have multiple search bars adjacent to the address bar?

It sounds like peak laziness, but I'm not a fan of opening a menu every time I want to change search engine nor do I want to use a prefix (though I suppose I wouldn't min… (read more)

It sounds like peak laziness, but I'm not a fan of opening a menu every time I want to change search engine nor do I want to use a prefix (though I suppose I wouldn't mind 'g' instead of '@google', 'ddg' instead of '@duckduckgo').

I'd like to have more than one search bar akin to the one you can choose adjacent to the address bar--each with its own search engine. If such a tweak doesn't exist browser-side or even addons-side, I suppose I wouldn't mind dabbling with the code if someone can tell me what file I'd have to go to in order to do this.

I regularly bounce between Google, Bing, and Duckduckgo as the search results vary with each (and, imo, Google has been less reliable as time goes by). Such a tweak would make browsing a lot more convenient for me.

Asked by snowbie 2 years ago

Answered by la3amon 2 years ago

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Top Sites Can't Be Removed

Hello. When I open a new tab in Firefox, there are top sites that I cannot remove. I have set for there to be 4 rows of top sites, but Amazon is not only not pinned, but … (read more)

Hello. When I open a new tab in Firefox, there are top sites that I cannot remove. I have set for there to be 4 rows of top sites, but Amazon is not only not pinned, but when I try to dismiss it, nothing happens. I have tried clearing my history, and editing and replacing the link with another site only creates another Amazon top site square. Any help would be much appreciated as it is becoming a pet peeve! XD

Asked by Recordeer 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Containers

Please help. I installed facebook container and discovered that it broke audio playback. I disabled the facebook container, Now all tabs open in containers. I have re… (read more)

Please help. I installed facebook container and discovered that it broke audio playback. I disabled the facebook container, Now all tabs open in containers. I have reinstalled, deleted my profile. Deleted the App data folder, and removed Mozila from the registry. Nothing has turned off containers. There must be a simple solution that I m overlooking. Thanks in advance. --glenn green

Asked by glenn.green55 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox default action for PDF has spontaneousl changed

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog… (read more)

I have always had PDFs set to "Always ask" is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file This hasn't changed. The dialog which asks what to do with the file used to have "Save File" selected by default. This was convenient, because this is usually what I want. However, the default selection has recently changed to "Open with Firefox", which I hardly ever want. This requires me to perform an extra step when accessing PDFs from the Web, which I do quite often. I am not aware of having done anything which would affect this, nor have I found a corresponding option to change it back. How can I restore the previous behaviour?

Asked by rsbrux 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago