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How to target / change Firefox's main content pane?

I would like to target the whole of the main content pane in Firefox in order to overlay a visual filter on top of it. Although websites can be altered with scripts and … (read more)

I would like to target the whole of the main content pane in Firefox in order to overlay a visual filter on top of it.

Although websites can be altered with scripts and Firefox offers colour options in its preferences, these are imperfect workarounds that only target specific elements of the websites. Instead, I would like to overlay a translucent filter over the main content pane itself that would allow me to control the appearance (dimness, saturation, contrast) of the entire main content pane rather than individual elements of a website.

How would I do that? Which files, which code snippets?

Asked by ubu.zen 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months 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 8 months ago

Answered by henrik.thk@gmail.com 8 months ago

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The Options size has increased alot with your new upgrade.

The Options size has increased a lot with your new upgrade. Please tell me how to decrease the size of the options so that I can see more options in lesser space. Manu Jo… (read more)

The Options size has increased a lot with your new upgrade.

Please tell me how to decrease the size of the options so that I can see more options in lesser space.

Manu John

Asked by mmn.man 8 months ago

Answered by mmn.man 8 months ago

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New Version Searching

I don't really have a question. I have looked on the Mozilla site for a place to email the developers. I'm not happy with the new version of Firefox (attached) I have to … (read more)

I don't really have a question. I have looked on the Mozilla site for a place to email the developers. I'm not happy with the new version of Firefox (attached) I have to go into History and restore tabs every time I restart my computer, I like to have many tabs continuously open so this doesn't suit me at all. Also the new search function at the top of the screen in the typical URL box is not nice, I preferred when the search was in a box in the middle of the screen and suggestions popped up when you start typing a search. Suggestions don't pop up in the new Firefox version.

I really enjoy Firefox and have been using it many years, I just wanted to share my opinions of the new version.

Asked by garthcusters 7 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Task Manager option missing from profile

I have recently updated directly from v89 to v92.0.2. Since then, I do not have the task manager option in the dropdown menu > More tools. Screenshot attached shows wh… (read more)

I have recently updated directly from v89 to v92.0.2. Since then, I do not have the task manager option in the dropdown menu > More tools. Screenshot attached shows what I mean. This issue does not exist on a new profile if I were to make one, but I am trying my best to avoid transferring everything to a new profile if I have to.

If the only solution is to indeed use a new profile, I would like to know if there's a way to transfer addons and their settings through file copying and pasting.

Thank you for the help!

Asked by re11ding 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 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 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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Save "open with" files to %temp% instead of Downloads

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/28/firefox-91-download-behavior-when-opening-files-with-apps-changes/ https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1710933 If i want to ope… (read more)

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/28/firefox-91-download-behavior-when-opening-files-with-apps-changes/

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1710933

If i want to open files into an application i do not want the files to clutter up my downloads folder.

this used to work perfectly pre-v91.

i understand that some users were confused where their files went when they opened them incorrectly within firefox.

currently i'm using a python script to clear my downloads folder from the useless files, but i'd rather just not have to bother with it.

is there a way to get the old behavior back? im comfortable going into about:config and/or using a plugin if i have to.

Asked by MammothJerk 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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Select Box has white text on white backgroud, only visible when hover over

Hi, Since upgrading to FF100, almost all of the 'select' boxes on my webpages have white text on a white (or very light) background, and are only visible when hovered ove… (read more)

Hi,

Since upgrading to FF100, almost all of the 'select' boxes on my webpages have white text on a white (or very light) background, and are only visible when hovered over, see attached screenshot.

How can I rectify this please?

Asked by Paul 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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I used to be able to go to another window by clicking on a subject in the search engine

Whether I was in the standard Firefox search window, or Google, or DuckDuckGo (my preferred choice), I was able to click on a specific topic in the search window and have… (read more)

Whether I was in the standard Firefox search window, or Google, or DuckDuckGo (my preferred choice), I was able to click on a specific topic in the search window and have it automatically open a new window within the Firefox window settings. I can no longer do this with Firefox 100.

Please fix!

Asked by George 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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I can't set a default behaviour for download of *.XLSX files

I am trying to download a spreadsheet file which has a .xlsx extension. Firefox insists on downloading the file (my default action) but I want to be given the option to o… (read more)

I am trying to download a spreadsheet file which has a .xlsx extension. Firefox insists on downloading the file (my default action) but I want to be given the option to open in my spreadsheet program (Libreoffice).

Looking in Settings and scrolling down to Files and Applications -> Applications, there are other spreadsheet formats present but not one for .xlsx. How do I add the "Always Ask" option for .xlsx files?

Libreoffice is the default system application for opening these files.

Asked by tc68 1 week ago

Answered by Terry 1 week ago

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Hide\Remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out f… (read more)

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out for both, and Other Bookmarks is empty.

Both were hidden\removed in my original installation, but I can't remember how I did that. I've seen posts mentioning e.g. browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 (it doesn't exist) in About:config, right-clicking on the Other Bookmarks and uncheck it (it doesn't exist).

I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit).

Asked by anton.vantonder 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Typing text into the address field triggers a search, even when the separate search field is enabled and the "address field search" is disabled in preferences

Since one of the last updates (currently using 78.0.2esr on mac), the address field doesn't behave as expected and not as it did before: For example, when I type "wiki.dt… (read more)

Since one of the last updates (currently using 78.0.2esr on mac), the address field doesn't behave as expected and not as it did before: For example, when I type "wiki.dtpd.loc" into the address field, Firefox should open this (local) Webpage. Instead, it triggers a Google search for the term "wiki.dtpd.loc". My Firefox is configured to show separate address and search fields, and NOT to use the address field for search suggestions, so this shouldn't happen.

It is annyoing, 'cause I can't access my local pages without alway prefixing them with http:// or https://

Is there a solution? Is it a bug?

Thanks ;-)

Asked by denzl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Setting Firefox as the default browser -- Firefox is not listed as an option

I would like to set Firefox as our default browser and I have read and followed the instructions to do so but while other browsers are listed as possibilities Firefox doe… (read more)

I would like to set Firefox as our default browser and I have read and followed the instructions to do so but while other browsers are listed as possibilities Firefox does not show up on the list. How can I get Firefox on "the list"?  :-)

Asked by sunsetview92 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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PR file error - Again!

Ironically, I have to use Google's Chromecast to log this question ...Because Firefox 1) Doesn't work, again, and 2) Mozilla offers zero ways to directly contact them Fo… (read more)

Ironically, I have to use Google's Chromecast to log this question ...Because Firefox 1) Doesn't work, again, and 2) Mozilla offers zero ways to directly contact them

For the past several weeks, I constantly get error notifications: The "PR..." notice that indicated Search issues. I've read the information about it, resolve the issue for a day or two, and BOOM ...It's BACK! I do not have the time or wherewithal to continuously work to figure out and resolve poor browser coding issues. Today, I checked the "Set Defaults" option and it still doesn't work.

I'll check back in a couple weeks to see if an update has resolved the problem. Until then, I'll be 1) copying all my bookmarks (I still don't like their lousy Bookmark Mgmt process), and 2) using a different browser. Mozilla is wasting my time... They better hope I actually come back.

Users should not be expected to put up with BAD CODING for so long. At least not in the land of reality and multiple feasible browser choices.

Asked by Phil 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox print facility

I see that someone has changed the 'Print' feature. Previously, when I wanted to print something from a website, the print feature gave me the option of 'simplifying the … (read more)

I see that someone has changed the 'Print' feature. Previously, when I wanted to print something from a website, the print feature gave me the option of 'simplifying the page', which reduced the number of pages to be printed significantly. I have tried printing out 2 pieces of information recently and could not find the 'Simplify page' feature. Has this been removed; and, if so, why?

Asked by rlanda 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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V89 / 64bit Forces me to use the menu bar for searches. Can I turn this off? It's annoying.

I upgraded to Firefox v89/64bit. Now when I open a new tab Firefox forces me to use the address bar for searches. I can't find anything in 'Settings' that will let me cha… (read more)

I upgraded to Firefox v89/64bit. Now when I open a new tab Firefox forces me to use the address bar for searches. I can't find anything in 'Settings' that will let me change this. Maybe I've missed something obvious. Is there a way to turn this 'feature' off? Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Asked by rlcorky53 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago