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Adding One-Click Search from sites without OpenSearch

Ages ago, with the separate search bar enabled, Firefox would allow the addition of any "searchable" site to the dropdown options for a search. This option is still avail… (read more)

Ages ago, with the separate search bar enabled, Firefox would allow the addition of any "searchable" site to the dropdown options for a search. This option is still available on specific sites, shown by adding a green + to the search icon (see Capture3.png).

At some point, this addition was "overridden" so that this option was available only to specific sites that have enabled the OpenSearch description within a separate xml file (from my best understanding from my best understanding). I'm sure that there is a security reason for this, but given that there are many sites available that don't have this option for whatever reason, including Wolfram Alpha and Dogpile, I used to be able to still add these sites as one-click searches and I would still like to do so.

If the "Add X"/green + is not available, the only option to add new search engines these days appears to be through the "Find more search engines" link under Options which sends the user to Add-Ons site specifically to search for an applicable add-on.

It doesn't seem like I should have to include an entire Add-on to switch search engines, especially since search engines I'd had from previous Firefox versions seem to have carried over just fine. For example, Thesaurus.com and Wolfram Alpha can't be added on my newer, fresh Firefox installations on other PCs, but I've got Thesaurus.com available from my long-standing profile (Capture4.png).

I've found a method to edit the search.json.mozlz4 file and manually add searches, there must be an easier way to accomplish something that seems relatively simple, and do so without a new add-on.

Asked by kaitco 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Menu Bar with a Unified Look Possible?

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7 Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would l… (read more)

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7

Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would look much better if the solid background were also transparent. Anyone have a .css or other solution?

Asked by click-click 2 years ago

Last reply by click-click 2 years ago

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Preventing unwanted animations from playing

Certain URLs like https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=face+shield often include an advertising animation that can't be avoided or stopped. Or at least I haven't found a way. If… (read more)

Certain URLs like https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=face+shield often include an advertising animation that can't be avoided or stopped. Or at least I haven't found a way. If there is, I and a bunch of people I mentioned this to would like to know how. Am using FFox 79.0 64-bit on Windows 10.

Asked by ronks1 1 year ago

Last reply by ronks1 1 year ago

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How can I disable firefox screenshot notifications?

I love Firefox screenshots. However, On copying a screenshot, I receive a notification. I want to disable these notifications. I tried disabling web notifications but th… (read more)

I love Firefox screenshots. However, On copying a screenshot, I receive a notification. I want to disable these notifications. I tried disabling web notifications but that did not help. Is there any way of doing so? Thanks!

Asked by Qrious 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How to use custom system fonts on Firefox Developer?

Hello there, I've recently switched from Firefox to Firefox Developer. I've noticed that while in FF, I am able to change the default fonts (such as San-Serif font to Int… (read more)

Hello there,

I've recently switched from Firefox to Firefox Developer. I've noticed that while in FF, I am able to change the default fonts (such as San-Serif font to Inter, and Monospace font to Monaco), but in FF Developer, I am unable to change the fonts to anything but the defaults. Can someone help me fix this issue, or is this issue a feature of FF Developer edition?

Thanks a lot, dodeca12

Asked by dodeca12 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I run some Javascript after a page has loaded?

I'd like to add a couple of lines of Javascript that will automatically log me in my email once the page loads (my provider has no "remember me" option. I found an extens… (read more)

I'd like to add a couple of lines of Javascript that will automatically log me in my email once the page loads (my provider has no "remember me" option. I found an extension [an extension](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/javascript/) that allows me to do this, but unfortunately, my email provider has a strict [CSP](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/CSP), and the extension is blocked.

Is there any way around this? Can I tell Firefox to ignore the CSP for this one webpage, or maybe run some Javascript automatically via dev tools?

Asked by Jack 1 year ago

Answered by Jack 1 year ago

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ublock origin

I installed the uBlock Origin add on to stop ads while watching youtube. I restarted the computer. uBlock Origin is in Add Ons, and is switched on. However, I am still r… (read more)

I installed the uBlock Origin add on to stop ads while watching youtube. I restarted the computer. uBlock Origin is in Add Ons, and is switched on. However, I am still receiving ads. First ad is before the clip plays. After 5 seconds, I can end the ad. Second ad is really intrusive. It interrupts the clip. Perhaps I misunderstood the capabilities of uBlock Origin, or how to use it. I would appreciate any recommendations Firefox version on my Windows 7 PC is: 79.0 (64-bit) Thanks.

Asked by i9i10 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I replace the 'hidden icons' that have re-aranged themselves on the bottom of my screen? As well, the list of 'saved pages' seem to have disappeared too..help!

Not sure about my question, except that things have disappeared from my screen, hidden icons, also my list of 'saved' pages, ( they were on a line underneath the google … (read more)

Not sure about my question, except that things have disappeared from my screen, hidden icons, also my list of 'saved' pages, ( they were on a line underneath the google box), where I can drag important 'saved' pages, for reference, have also disappeared. Also the hidden icons are now doubled in size! How can I fix this, please? I am using Firefox as my browser & am using WIN 10. Thanks from an old person!

Asked by SlimSylv 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Not able to use about:home or about:newtab as custom new tab url in add-ons.

The add-on I have installed (Group Speed Dial) has an option to set new tab url but setting it to about:home doesn't work as I expected. It just loads a blank screen. I h… (read more)

The add-on I have installed (Group Speed Dial) has an option to set new tab url but setting it to about:home doesn't work as I expected. It just loads a blank screen. I have tried some other add-ons too but they also behave the same way. How to fix this?

Asked by helloshivanshprakash 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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can't add Yippy.com as default search engine

Yippy.com search engine recommends mozilla firefox and has a large button in the corner to make it default search on mozilla. This does not work and this search bar does … (read more)

Yippy.com search engine recommends mozilla firefox and has a large button in the corner to make it default search on mozilla. This does not work and this search bar does not appear to be an option on mozilla? It is a search bar by IBM powered by Watson. Anyone know whats going on?

Asked by emgiasson 2 years ago

Answered by emgiasson 1 year ago

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Restore Session Broken

In my main profile, restore session stopped working. The option is set, but it doesn't work. It worked for 3 years since I created this profile, but now it doesn't work… (read more)

In my main profile, restore session stopped working. The option is set, but it doesn't work. It worked for 3 years since I created this profile, but now it doesn't work.

Recently, this profile has been crashing regularly on quit. I quit (CRTL-Q) and the window does away, then 10 seconds later, I get a pop up message saying that firefox crashed.

Just a moment ago, I had a system crash and now this profile refuses to restore my session. When I started it, there was a new session and all the backup session files contain new sessions, not my tabs. Lost all tabs.

Anyone else seeing this?

Asked by FirefoxFan 1 year ago

Answered by FirefoxFan 1 year ago

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facebook container

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for i… (read more)

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for it if someone was making sure to exclusively open facebook.com in its own profile. Say you set up a profile(from about:profiles) namely "BIg Brothers" for notorious trackers like google, facebook , twitter etc so they can perpetually track each other with simple rules to observe like : - Never open an external(shared) link - Never access any other website through that profile.

Is there a particular feature the add-on is bringing up that the native interface is missing ? The other reason is add-ons are great but they tend to bloat the system impeding the browsing experience. I am the kind of guy who opens 7 concurrent tabs each running heavy js code so the lighter the better.

Thank you in advance,

Dom

Asked by domignon 2 years ago

Last reply by user2851622 1 year ago

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Cannot Search using Google Search Box in Private Windows only

Hello, I want to be able to search directly from Google, Bing, etc. when I am in a private window. Computer will search from the address bar only when initially bringing… (read more)

Hello, I want to be able to search directly from Google, Bing, etc. when I am in a private window. Computer will search from the address bar only when initially bringing up a private window. I type in Google.com, Bing.com, etc. in the address bar & I then can search from their search box.

Asked by hgw53t 1 year ago

Answered by Standard8 1 year ago

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Disable Web Push Notification Icon completely

I've read this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/push-notifications-firefox It tells me how to disable new notification requests, however when I go to website… (read more)

I've read this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/push-notifications-firefox

It tells me how to disable new notification requests, however when I go to website, the icon still appears. The icon still wiggles. I want to remove this ENTIRELY. Under no circumstances do I ever want to know anything about any website with notifications. It should be 100% removed because it is trash feature from trash companies.

Asked by NotificationsSuck 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago