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custom install script for Firefox?

I find that I dislike many of the standard installation configurations. I'm a tech and install Firefox to get users away from those "other" browsers. But there's too mu… (read more)

I find that I dislike many of the standard installation configurations. I'm a tech and install Firefox to get users away from those "other" browsers. But there's too much I don't like and it takes me too long to reconfigure each new installation.

So... I'd love to have a configuration script or something that could be run with the Firefox installer, full one if necessary, that would do all the tweaks I do after a new installation.

Examples. Remove all the extra stuff in the area to the right of the address bar. Leave and change download arrow to NOT hide when not currently used. (Who thought of that should be fired). Put old bookmarks icon back in place of other one. Remove the blank spaces on each side of the address bar.

And configure non-default options such as ask where to download instead of default to downloads, load previous tabs on startup, set default home page, disable password remembering, etc.

And, ideally allow installation of add-ons I always utilize like Bitwarden password manager (much preferred to Firefox's storing them), and Adblock Plus.

Any chance of any of this becoming available? Really don't want to use one of the screen recording/macro programs to do it.

Thanks.

Asked by firefoxmozillaaccounts 1 year ago

Answered by firefoxmozillaaccounts 1 year ago

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No extensions work after tinkering. Storage corrupted?

When I started Firefox today, neither Twitter or Reddit would load. Totally white pages without even an error message. I tried various solutions, including: 1. Disabling … (read more)

When I started Firefox today, neither Twitter or Reddit would load. Totally white pages without even an error message. I tried various solutions, including: 1. Disabling UBlock Origin 2. Staring Firefox in Safe Mode 3. Deleting all cookies/site data/password saved for these sites, restarting, and logging in.

The third solution worked. However now when I run Firefox in normal mode none of my extensions (RES, UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, etc) work. They appear to be working (their icons in the taskbar, they are 'enabled' in settings) but they aren't doing anything and when I click on their icons they don't have any data/info on the current site.

I tried running the storage test here (https://firefox-storage-test.glitch.me/) and it returned errors seen in the attachment.

Also I'm running Firefox version 77.0.1 and Windows 7 despite this troubleshooting page and others automatically detecting a different versions (says 68.0 and Windows 10 here)

Asked by jp 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Updates

What I need to know is how to get back my tabs that disappeared when you updated Firefox just now? 19h00 June 4, 2020. All I see when I follow Mozilla instructions is an … (read more)

What I need to know is how to get back my tabs that disappeared when you updated Firefox just now? 19h00 June 4, 2020. All I see when I follow Mozilla instructions is an irrelevant Tab that I never had before on Enterprise. All I want and need are my Tabs. I don't understand why they disappear - I need them back...please

Asked by Myrnz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Mozilla FTP Access via FileZilla is not working...

with the planed removal of FTP support from Firefox I am at my wits END... I cannot seem to get FileZilla to connect to ftp.mozilla.org what connection type should I sele… (read more)

with the planed removal of FTP support from Firefox I am at my wits END... I cannot seem to get FileZilla to connect to ftp.mozilla.org what connection type should I select and WHAT port number am I suppose to be using? anonymous login is fine right?

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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missing some of the passwords after update to 76.0

After update to 76.0 which "..strengthens protections for your online account logins and passwords, with innovative approaches to managing your accounts during this criti… (read more)

After update to 76.0 which "..strengthens protections for your online account logins and passwords, with innovative approaches to managing your accounts during this critical time:" Firefox has "strengt away" multiple passwords. Set to default the search engine and removed all of my addons.

Asked by icextend 1 year ago

Answered by Pallavi kumari 1 year ago

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The connection was reset Error coming on opening specific Torrent Sites

When I try to Open the Sites Provided by Torrents The Error 'The connection was reset' Page is coming. Additionally I use Quick Heal Anti Virus where Firewall Protection … (read more)

When I try to Open the Sites Provided by Torrents The Error 'The connection was reset' Page is coming. Additionally I use Quick Heal Anti Virus where Firewall Protection is Off. On Windows Firewall Firefox is added in Allow Program to access the Web.

Asked by sanjoy.14d 1 year ago

Answered by sanjoy.14d 1 year ago

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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Can websites enable DRM on my browser?

I always have DRM turned off as I find the concept of DRM abhorrent and unethical. I just visited a site (music.apple.com) which gave me an alert telling me DRM was turne… (read more)

I always have DRM turned off as I find the concept of DRM abhorrent and unethical.

I just visited a site (music.apple.com) which gave me an alert telling me DRM was turned off and asking if I wanted to enable DRM. I found this concerning, as websites should not be able to change my settings. Curious, I clicked the button, and lo and behold, the site was somehow able to turn DRM on!

How could this happen?

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can we make the Picture-in-Picture window easier to Resize?

I really love the new picture-in-picture option. It's especially helpful when I only have one monitor. There are a couple of rough-edges I'd like to see tweaked. 1. I res… (read more)

I really love the new picture-in-picture option. It's especially helpful when I only have one monitor. There are a couple of rough-edges I'd like to see tweaked.

1. I resize these windows all the time to put them where they'll fit when I'm doing something else, and it can finicky to resize the window quickly. It would be helpful if the areas you can grab the edges and corners of were exaggerated. For example, if when the user's mouse is near an edge or corner of the picture-in-picture window a handle pops-up around the given area that's larger than the 1pixal-ish default handle area. I've seen similar functionality in the art program GIMP for selection boxes.

2. The way the window acts when being resized isn't very intuitive. The corners work as expected, but since the corner areas are so small I often grab the sides and that can get frustrating. I now know that when grabbing the Bight and Bottom sides of the window the Top-Left corner is anchored while resizing. Similarly, when grabbing the Left and Top sides of the window the Bottom-Right corner is anchored. That seems pretty intuitive when I type it out, what's the issue? Well, the problem comes when you are grabbing the window near the corners. If for example, I'm trying to grab the window by the Bottom-Left corner and miss (which I've done plenty) and grab the Bottom of the window. Now when I resize the window is anchored in the Top-Left instead of the Top-Right, which is the opposite of what I wanted and leads to some confusion and repositioning. What I would suggest, separate from the #1 solution, would be to break the sides of the window into three areas: Near-corner 1, Center, and Near-corner 2. When grabbing the window on the edge in one of the Near-corner areas, anchor the window at the opposite corner. When grabbing by the center of an edge anchor the window by the opposite center.

Thank you for reading my long suggestion. I hope you don't find this to be a negative interaction. I truly enjoy Firefox, and I've very excited about your new Picture-in-picture feature. I hope you understand that this level of nit-picking can only come from a place of love!

P.S: I'm very pleased to say that I did not include a third issue I had with the Spacebar Play/Pause functionality not working unless the Play button was the last object clicked on the window, because in the latest update it was gone! I want to thank whomever worked on that and let them know, someone did notice, and they appreciate it! <3 <3

Asked by darkkenchi 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Does anyone ever read feedback submitted through the Help menu?

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it. You do… (read more)

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it.

You don't even get a "sent" confirmation - all I get is a page saying something like "Your feedback will be used to improve Firefox", which doesn't confirm the feedback was sent!

I actually sent feedback about this last year, saying that the "sent" message should be clearer. But who knows if anyone saw it! LOL

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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I see text and symbols instead of website pages when using Firefox

When I open Firefox and try to navigate to a website I only see symbols/ text characters, not the normal website page. An image of the issue is attached. I have already t… (read more)

When I open Firefox and try to navigate to a website I only see symbols/ text characters, not the normal website page. An image of the issue is attached. I have already tried clearing my browser history and reinstalling Firefox. My other internet browser works fine. It is only Firefox. How can I resolve this issue? Thank you.

Asked by bl0nde 1 year ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Cannot open a particular website

There is one particular website domain that just will not open with Firefox, but will open with Internet Explorer (which I don't want to use). All other websites/domains … (read more)

There is one particular website domain that just will not open with Firefox, but will open with Internet Explorer (which I don't want to use). All other websites/domains open just fine in Firefox.... what the heck? Help would be appreciated. Using latest version of Ff browser and a Sony laptop computer.

Asked by thomasgreatheart 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How will I be able to keep v68-based Firefox ESR during the Jul-Sep 2020 "overlap period"?

Just planning ahead here... I have Firefox 68.9.0esr (the latest esr version). I have Firefox set to “check for updates but let me decide whether to install them.” I hav… (read more)

Just planning ahead here...

I have Firefox 68.9.0esr (the latest esr version). I have Firefox set to “check for updates but let me decide whether to install them.” I have read that a new version of esr based on Firefox 78 will be released on June 30, 2020, but that there will be an approx 3-month overlap period during which one can alternatively choose to use additional 68.xx esr updates.

If I want to take advantage of this overlap period and keep using an up-to-date 68esr as long as possible, how would I do so? After June 30, will I be offered only 78esr versions, or will I be offered the “overlap” 68.xx? If the answer is that I will be offered 78esr as of June 30, how can I obtain the overlap 68 esr updates instead?

Thanks.

Asked by Rick216 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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3rd different blocking error message in a month

"Fastly error: unknown domain: www.ebay.com. Please check that this domain has been added to a service. Details: cache-bos4642-BOS" Why is Firefox blocking me from my e… (read more)

"Fastly error: unknown domain: www.ebay.com. Please check that this domain has been added to a service. Details: cache-bos4642-BOS"

Why is Firefox blocking me from my eBay account this is the 3rd different error message in a month! The previous "408" error seems to have finally been fixed. At least it eventually allowed access, this one does not ever since last Sun. AM 6/7/2020 when Firefox loaded an update that knocked me off our virtual video Church service. I had to reboot computer and router to get working again. Have not been able to access eBay ever since. Is there a fix? Why do they keep doing this to us?

I am running Win 7, 64.

All help with this greatly appreciated, and I thank you, in advance.

Bob T., Lowell, MA, USA

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 2020:

None of the 2 respondents solutions below worked. No responses to my reply's to them ever received. As noted in my replies shortly after posting this problem Firefox installed an update, and many more since, after that update the problem has disappeared and I've not had it again. As Ithought it may well have been a software glitch.

I consider this matter resolved and closed.

Asked by Bob 1 year ago

Answered by Bob 1 year ago

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URL bar background color Change CSS????

I tried all these below and none work urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {background: black !important;} urlbar[breakout]{background: black !important;} urlbar{backgro… (read more)

I tried all these below and none work


  1. urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {background: black !important;}
  1. urlbar[breakout]{background: black !important;}
  1. urlbar{background: black !important;}

.urlbar{background: black !important;}

.urlbarview{background: black !important;}

root {--mbarstyler-match-background-color: black; /* [0.0,0.05,0.1] */ }
root {--mbarstyler-match-background: black; /* [0.0,0.05,0.1] */ }
  1. urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background { color: black !important; }


/* Megabar background */

.urlbarView.megabar{

background-color: black !important;

}

Asked by carbonfiber248 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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roxlock.com

Hi, I would like to know what is roxlock.com and why am I always connecting to roxlock.com during all my browsings. Is this spying? How can I remove it? Thank you. … (read more)

Hi,

I would like to know what is roxlock.com and why am I always connecting to roxlock.com during all my browsings.

Is this spying?

How can I remove it?

Thank you.

Asked by abc.advanced 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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roxlock.com

What is roxlock.com and why am I ALWAYS connecting to roxlock.com whenever I am browsing the internet? And it only happen when I am using Mozilla browser but not Chrome b… (read more)

What is roxlock.com and why am I ALWAYS connecting to roxlock.com whenever I am browsing the internet?

And it only happen when I am using Mozilla browser but not Chrome browser.

I don't know what it is and I am feeling unsafe and uneasy.

How can I remove it?

Asked by abc.advanced 1 year ago

Answered by Sumod 1 year ago