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Cookies and Data

I want my cookies and site data deleted when I close firefox except for my search engine and a specific extension. I understand I can “Manage exceptions,” but I can not f… (read more)

I want my cookies and site data deleted when I close firefox except for my search engine and a specific extension. I understand I can “Manage exceptions,” but I can not figure out how to make my extension an exception. Can I go about doing this? If so, how can I do it?

Thank you -Joe

Asked by Joe176 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Outrageous latest update

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background f… (read more)

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background for the home page - and no alternative anywhere to switch this back to white or any other options. Do i want to install a plugin for this simple basic option - hell no, i'd rather get rid of FF as my default browser if you think you can play dictators too now. What i miserable attitude you people have. If you change for life )white) to dead (black) you might as well declare you are on your way out as a browser - or offer the option to change that bg color real quick

Asked by rmworldwide 8 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 8 months ago

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Can't make WikiSpecies list display reddish "unused" color

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer. When I v… (read more)

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer.

When I view a WikiSpecies list of file names (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pentatominae), the instances which have been installed but never used should be in a different (reddish) color. I am attaching an image of a page containing a file named "Abadia" (first one on the left, just under "A") which is unused. I also am attaching an empty "Creating Abadia" which is the result of clicking on "Abadia".

Please tell me how to change the image of an unused, empty file. I recall that there were two different choices SOMEWHERE in the system, "Always" and "Never" I think: One of them forces a system-level color pattern which includes reddish unused items; the other allows the used to program arbitrary displays such as the above (typical example from the dconf editor is 'bg_color: #f0f1f2; selected_bg_color: #023C88', but this editor does not change the appearance of a file instance.

Asked by jwill1000000 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

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how to block about:addons?

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literall… (read more)

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literally jumped from one browser to another just to make this shit possible please.

Asked by alifadul99 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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stop search suggestions

I reinstalled Firefox and made sure that I had unticked the data and history boxes, and declined the search suggestions. Nevertheless, the first attempt at entering a sea… (read more)

I reinstalled Firefox and made sure that I had unticked the data and history boxes, and declined the search suggestions. Nevertheless, the first attempt at entering a search immediately called up millions of the things. At Chrome, I have learned a sequence of eight clicks, whereby I can, for just that one search, avoid those hideous suggestions. If I could have a no-click option at Firefox, I would stay here. Otherwise, can you tell me how to uninst... no, I can first have another look in Windows settings. Looked through the C drive, but I recall now there is an "uninstall programs" facility in Windows. So, if you are able to tell me how to switch off the suggestions, I will stay at Fireofox. If not, I won't. I can remember a Google (or Chrome) person talking on TV, about 15 yrs ago, about this new thing they had (search suggestions) that everyone would love. Four or five seconds into his talk, I knew that I hated it, and have never moved a millimeter away from that position.

Asked by mishasibiryak 2 months ago

Answered by mishasibiryak 2 months ago

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[Windows] Can't disable displaying "media control" on lock screen even if turned off via advanced settings

Procedure is written on this article: [[Tip] Enable Firefox to Show Media Controls on Windows 10 Lock Screen – AskVG](https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-firefox-to-show-med… (read more)

Procedure is written on this article: [[Tip] Enable Firefox to Show Media Controls on Windows 10 Lock Screen – AskVG](https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-firefox-to-show-media-controls-on-windows-10-lock-screen/#:~:text=If%20you%20are%20using%20Windows,enabled%20preference%2Fflag%20to%20False)

Windows has feature that displaying media control popup on its lock screen. Firefox has an option to turn this off via advanced setting, but turn "media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled" to "false" doesn't stop showing it up.

Also, on certain website (in my case tweetdeck), control screen of previously viewed and closed video is keep showing up and can't erase it unless restarting browser.

I asked this question on Microsoft forum but suggested it's Firefox issue. Does anyone have same problem? How can I fix this?

Asked by bleepblopp 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Ui and bookmarks toolbar problem's after 103 update

i really hate when forcing a new features without clear or easy way to disable it ..started the the download icon new annoying behave. now i have 2 more problems.... 1.ho… (read more)

i really hate when forcing a new features without clear or easy way to disable it ..started the the download icon new annoying behave. now i have 2 more problems....

1.how can i disable this one ( Windows' "Make text bigger" accessibility setting now affects all the UI and content pages, rather than only applying to system font sizes) it was ok before update i want to remove this new one i don't like the UI auto resize..

2.after updating to 103 my bookmarks toolbar stopped working.. now its it's empty and i cannot add any new bookmark by select and drag the only thing i can do to show or hide this blank bookmark toolbar how to fix it ?

Asked by WinterAutumn Boy 2 months ago

Answered by rogéz 2 months ago

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Ribbon size at top of screen suddenly changed

I opened Firefox this morning and suddenly my home screen was 4 or 5 times larger then when I shut down the night before. The zoom settings in the menu only affect the bo… (read more)

I opened Firefox this morning and suddenly my home screen was 4 or 5 times larger then when I shut down the night before. The zoom settings in the menu only affect the body of the home screen. I can not find how to reduce the size of the fonts being used in the ribbon.

Asked by Captain Ron 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers, I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic inte… (read more)

Hello Lovely Firefox Volunteers,

I hope this email finds you well. I am a long-time user and fan of Firefox, and other open source projects. Firefox is a fantastic internet browser!

Having said that, I was shocked and dismayed at what I encountered today. I was doing some tests for screen-reader usability on a website, and I came across the following:

Image 1 (attached): Advertisement of Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox

Image 2 (attached): No Screen-Reader Add-Ons for Firefox are Available

The Firefox team is advertising screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, which don't seem to exist. I don't think the recommendation here should be: take down the advertisement for the Firefox native screen-reader add-ons/link to them, these seem to be really important for accessibility, and the Firefox team seems to acknowledge this. :)

There is some other missing piece - maybe there are Screen-reader add-ons for Firefox, and they aren't being linked to? Maybe the wrong tag is being used? (The auto tag that is used in the link is "screen reader"). Maybe there aren't any, and this is an area that needs some additional attention?

Anyway, I just thought I should bring this to your attention as making our internet accessible to people living with blindness and loss of sight is extremely important.

Sincerely, Katie

Asked by kmcmi046 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Open file saves to downloads folder.

Hi all, So I recently got a new laptop for work, so naturally installed the latest version of Firefox on it. I see in a previous version, they changed the way "Open file"… (read more)

Hi all,

So I recently got a new laptop for work, so naturally installed the latest version of Firefox on it. I see in a previous version, they changed the way "Open file" works, so now instead of it downloading to your TEMP folder and opening the file and hiding where it is "saved", it now just SAVES the file to the Downloads folder and opens it.

This is a problem for me at work, as I essentially open 100s of files every day and my Downloads folder is just full of junk now that I would need to sort out from what is junk and what isn't. Is there a way to change this back to the way it was, or is there a way to make it so that when I tell Firefox to OPEN a file, that it saves it a different location from my default Downloads folder? This way I could simply schedule a task to auto delete files older than X days, without risking files that I actually want saved.

Thanks very much.

Asked by Frogger60 1 month ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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High number of processes for Firefox 102.0.1esr with only one tab; How to reduce

Hi, I am testing v102esr of Firefox for a rollout in September. One of this issues I have come across is the extremely high number of processes started when opening Fire… (read more)

Hi,

I am testing v102esr of Firefox for a rollout in September.

One of this issues I have come across is the extremely high number of processes started when opening Firefox.

We have our own website run via Windows Server using IIS. The home page has no remote content - it's all local so I don't believe any remote content is being opened. There is only one tab open.

For each new tab I open I get at least one additional process. So with 10 tabs opened I ended up with 24 processes.

In FF91esr this was 3-5 processes. I also noticed under performance settings I can no longer specify the number of processes.

Is there any way to reduce this number to something more sane, like 3-5?

Also, why is there a Console Window Host running under Firefox?

Is the Node.js also new? I don't recall seeing it before

thanks

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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Keeping colorways theme after moving to new laptop

I have recently bought a new laptop and installed Firefox, which I have been using for a long time. After signing into my Firefox account, everything synced over to my ne… (read more)

I have recently bought a new laptop and installed Firefox, which I have been using for a long time. After signing into my Firefox account, everything synced over to my new Firefox account, apart from the colorways theme that I chose with the Firefox 94 update - mine is "Foto - Soft". Is there any way that I can get this theme on my newly installed version of Firefox? Thanks.

Asked by shutupimogen 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Blinking Cursor - Insertion point to thin

I just upgraded to a 4k monitor and the blinking cursor is so thin I can not see it. I have adjusted the thickness in windows 10 with took care of the issue with Micros… (read more)

I just upgraded to a 4k monitor and the blinking cursor is so thin I can not see it. I have adjusted the thickness in windows 10 with took care of the issue with Microsoft applications but I can't figure out how to make it thicker in Firefox.

I've tried changing from Firefox theme to System theme but there was no change. Fonts is set to Segoe UI 17.

I have System theme -- auto enabled.

Any suggestions?

Asked by JD 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Can the FF 81.0 Menu bar be duplicated in the hamburger menu?

IMHO, the Hamburger menu should be the duplicate of the Menu bar. That way one could gain vertical display space by hiding the Menu bar. After all, the some of the Menu b… (read more)

IMHO, the Hamburger menu should be the duplicate of the Menu bar. That way one could gain vertical display space by hiding the Menu bar. After all, the some of the Menu bar options are already duplicated, but not the ones I could use. Why not go all the way and let users gain the extra display space?

Asked by ineuw 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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The ... link to screenshot on the menu has disappered

Hello there, question from a near beginner... (sorry guys!)... The ... 3 points link to screenshot on the menu has disappered since a couple of days. Same with you? Brow… (read more)

Hello there, question from a near beginner... (sorry guys!)... The ... 3 points link to screenshot on the menu has disappered since a couple of days. Same with you? Browser 88.0 (64 bits) last version Windows 10 How to reinstall it, please? Best Eddy

Asked by eddy1950 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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typing in a searchbar

hi,1. when i type my words dont come in this bar in the middle of my startpage but above. see my screenshot.my wish is to see them in this bar in the middle, how can i … (read more)

hi,1. when i type my words dont come in this bar in the middle of my startpage but above. see my screenshot.my wish is to see them in this bar in the middle, how can i install it? 2. as you see - search /zoeken/ with google...how can i add, choose other searchpage/browser ? 3. the background of this startpage is boring! how can i add my own image or a colour?

Asked by s.a.dzwonek 1 year ago

Answered by s.a.dzwonek 1 year ago

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browser chrome Inspector black screen

Ive been using the Inspector as usual and all of a sudden i get this black screen going on when i hover over the Insepctor, it worked before and now it happens every time… (read more)

Ive been using the Inspector as usual and all of a sudden i get this black screen going on when i hover over the Insepctor, it worked before and now it happens every time i try it.

ive already tried to reinstall firefox but it just doenst seem to work.

Asked by kevin.kllaus 1 year ago

Answered by kevin.kllaus 1 year ago

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New FF theme change affects another laptop (theme is changed unintentionally on 2 laptops)

My FF and my wife's FF has been updated on 2 laptops (V. 89.0 64-Bit), introducing the new themes. Now when I modify my theme, the other laptop takes over the same theme… (read more)

My FF and my wife's FF has been updated on 2 laptops (V. 89.0 64-Bit), introducing the new themes. Now when I modify my theme, the other laptop takes over the same theme automomously. It seems to be coupled somehow - how can this be?

Asked by roro 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Diiferentiate three top bars of window

How can I differentiate the top three bars of the browser window. If they are all light gray and I have two or three windows open, it is easy to click the wrong area. … (read more)

How can I differentiate the top three bars of the browser window. If they are all light gray and I have two or three windows open, it is easy to click the wrong area.

Asked by michaelskarl 1 year ago

Answered by JP 1 year ago

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Deleting address bar search

God morning, looking for help to find a way back to the old search method i.e. I want the search to be done in my Google/Bing/etc-search bar in the middle of the screen … (read more)

God morning, looking for help to find a way back to the old search method i.e. I want the search to be done in my Google/Bing/etc-search bar in the middle of the screen instead of in the address bar. Firefox 93.0 (64), Win 10 Thanks for your help in advance! Henrik

Asked by henrik.thk@gmail.com 11 months ago

Answered by henrik.thk@gmail.com 11 months ago