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How do I select a default Windows App to open .tg links if the App doesn't appear in the Windows Programs&Files list?

So if I try to open a .tg link to a Telegram group I want to join I get a message box asking me what application I want to open the link with. I want to change it from th… (read more)

So if I try to open a .tg link to a Telegram group I want to join I get a message box asking me what application I want to open the link with. I want to change it from the current one and select Telegram as an app that I've installed from the Microsoft Store, but that doesn't appear on the list when you click browse because it's not a normally installed program in Windows. Is there a way to get access to apps installed through Microsoft Store in order to set them as default apps to open certain links/file extensions through Firefox?

Asked by Karrie 1 month ago

Answered by Karrie 1 month ago

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FFox new browser settings

Before the most recent FF update all links I clicked on in a search results page would automatically open in a new tab for each seperate site. Now the links always open i… (read more)

Before the most recent FF update all links I clicked on in a search results page would automatically open in a new tab for each seperate site. Now the links always open in the same tab, which means I can't navigate to research effectively. I've been through all the Options with no solution found. Am using Windows 10. I know I can make a seperate click to open a new window or tab each time, but it is much more user-friendly for new tabs to open automatically. Thanks.

Asked by annie smart 1 month ago

Answered by annie smart 1 month ago

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Clearing my Browser Cache SHOULD NOT be this tedious

As I am on the computer all day, I find it helpful to get around slow page loads and stuck videos by clearing my Browser Cache frequently. As many as 20 times daily. I h… (read more)

As I am on the computer all day, I find it helpful to get around slow page loads and stuck videos by clearing my Browser Cache frequently. As many as 20 times daily.

I have to do these exact steps: 1) Click on Tools>Options>Privacy & Security. 2) Scroll down, wait while cache data is gathered before the Clear Data option becomes active 3) Click on Clear Data 4) Uncheck the Clear Cookies box 5) Click Clear.

I do understand that by using the right settings, I could have Firefox clear the cache automatically, but that would just mean frequently closing Firefox and opening it right back up, losing all my open tabs in the process, so that option really doesn't work for me.

It would be really nice if Firefox could just put a button to Clear Cache (and only the cache, not the cookies) right on the Menu Bar. It would be one quick click and done!

Am I missing something - is there a way to customize my menu bar to do this, or is this something Mozilla is looking into?

Asked by joelchummel 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar

Suddenly today my bookmarks toolbar has disappeared. The symbol is there, and I can see the List of Bookmarks but the actual toolbar is not in view along below the main m… (read more)

Suddenly today my bookmarks toolbar has disappeared. The symbol is there, and I can see the List of Bookmarks but the actual toolbar is not in view along below the main menu. How can I restore it, please?

Asked by BruceWF 1 month ago

Answered by TerryN21 1 month ago

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Hide additional plugins in "More Tools..." button instead of bookmarks tab

I recently reinstalled firefox on Windows 10 and see that the ">>" button with More Tools is disabled when I edit the toolbars. Now I have to move additional plugin… (read more)

I recently reinstalled firefox on Windows 10 and see that the ">>" button with More Tools is disabled when I edit the toolbars. Now I have to move additional plugins to a "Hiding menu" which basically is the Bookmarks menu. I want to see my bookmarks always and do do not want to see additional plugins always as they distract me. I've always hid them in ">>" button and this was perfect for me.

How to reenable the hiding functionality?

Asked by kajetan.spam 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How can I remove the spam "What's new" button?

I just stopped using Chrome because they insisted on spamming me in-app. I do NOT want to get spammed about "features" I couldn't care less about - especially when they … (read more)

I just stopped using Chrome because they insisted on spamming me in-app. I do NOT want to get spammed about "features" I couldn't care less about - especially when they show how little they respect me by forcing it on me.

So Failfox is doing the same thing? Forcing the "What's new" AD on me? I do not want it. I will quit using Forcefox if this is their philosophy. Help me remove this SPAM or I'll go find another browser.

For goodness sake, how much longer until every TOS and EULA simply says "You're a slave, shut up or die."?

Asked by arien.is.working 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Remove amazon search from the new tab page.

I frequently use Amazon, but it shows up on my New Tab page as @amazon with a search icon, and when I click the tile it opens my search/address bar. How do I get the tile… (read more)

I frequently use Amazon, but it shows up on my New Tab page as @amazon with a search icon, and when I click the tile it opens my search/address bar. How do I get the tile to open Amazon's website like all the other tiles I have on my New Tab page?

Alternatively, the way I've previously handled this "behavior" is dismissing the tile so I don't have to deal with its uselessness. My browser just updated, but why do I have to dismiss the tile a second time?

Asked by jon_joy_1999 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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logon auto fill

Autofill offers mistake I made as selection options, along with the correct one. How do I delete these? I have deleted all logon entries in the passwords area for the sit… (read more)

Autofill offers mistake I made as selection options, along with the correct one. How do I delete these? I have deleted all logon entries in the passwords area for the site, logged on again, and they are still offered.

Asked by dick.harris 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox Theme keeps reverting to light theme

So I was on a theme spree trying to find something that fit my tastes better before deciding I would opt for the custom CSS Firefox route, however, I added Dolan's Dynami… (read more)

So I was on a theme spree trying to find something that fit my tastes better before deciding I would opt for the custom CSS Firefox route, however, I added Dolan's Dynamic theme (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dolans-dynamic-theme/) and when I tried testing it on other sites I came to realize it was not actually dynamic and decided to use a different theme. However, even after a complete browser refresh/clean-up, as well as a fresh installation of Firefox, my browser still reverts to the light / dynamic theme when I click out of the Add-Ons page. I will disable and remove all added themes and select the default and it will take effect on my browser, however when I ctrl+t or click new tab my browser reverts back to the light / dynamic theme.

Really upsetting seeing as I can't stand light themes and I prefer using Firefox for my web development work however now Firefox is sidelined for Chrome (which I cannot stand using). Any and all help or input will be appreciated and if I can provide anything else to help I will gladly do so.

Asked by Kyle Parker 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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I need to have firefox have a print preview inside an email service that does not provide this by default

Hello all, I have a new email provider that when printing from inside the email no print preview opens, only the old dialog box, and if I use the preview button from out… (read more)

Hello all,

I have a new email provider that when printing from inside the email no print preview opens, only the old dialog box, and if I use the preview button from outside the email itself it is only a blank page, I need to have the preview work with this email service or I will have to find another email service and this is a paid, high security email provider and want to keep it.

Asked by rbrtmac228 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Add-on icons in right-hand corner have all disappeared.

All of the add-on icons in the right-hand corner have disappeared. I want to have them back. But turn on, turn off toolbars doesn't fix anything. Customize toolbars doesn… (read more)

All of the add-on icons in the right-hand corner have disappeared. I want to have them back. But turn on, turn off toolbars doesn't fix anything. Customize toolbars doesn't show any of the icons. There's no help for this that I can find; it's hard to even find the terminology in order to describe it. Add-on bar? Is it turned off or hidden or nonfunctional?

Asked by richardr1066 1 month ago

Answered by TerryN21 1 month ago

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Time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago

My time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago, you can see it on the screenshot Did a restart with disabled Add-ons, did not help. Also on another computer on linux with the s… (read more)

My time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago, you can see it on the screenshot Did a restart with disabled Add-ons, did not help. Also on another computer on linux with the same firefox account. I ask for help.

Asked by mihdevel 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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History page - search bar

So my firefox used to have nice history tab and I could just with 2 quick clicks get into my whole search history and it had search bar but with recent update they remove… (read more)

So my firefox used to have nice history tab and I could just with 2 quick clicks get into my whole search history and it had search bar but with recent update they removed it for no reason and I am really sad about it. I know that trough about:config you can do a lot with your browser So is there a chance to fix this ?

Asked by BombaA 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Separate Start and Home Pages

Hallo, My previous thread was archived, but further regression has occurred so I'll bring it up here again as feature requests are down. I'm still using 56 one reason bei… (read more)

Hallo,

My previous thread was archived, but further regression has occurred so I'll bring it up here again as feature requests are down. I'm still using 56 one reason being that there are separate control options for the start page and the home page. I like to start with a blank page, but have the home button available for my #1 destination. The current version of firefox combines start and home pages, thus taking away my options to separate these elements. For a while it wasn't in the GUI, but you could fix it in the about:config (which was my previous "solution"), but with the latest updates this has been removed as well.

How do I get separate start and home pages? If I could assign a value to the home icon that didn't affect the start page, that would work too.

         Tak!

Asked by matieusinjon 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Clearing history disables all addons.

There is this odd thing happening with the Firefox for the past few days. My browser is set to forget history when I close it so now, every time I open the browser my add… (read more)

There is this odd thing happening with the Firefox for the past few days. My browser is set to forget history when I close it so now, every time I open the browser my addons are gone from the bar. When I check them in add-ons they are all there but none is working/active. For all these years I had the Firefox browser(windows) I never had an issue. I have manually for so many times: - disabled/enabled addons one by one. - Tried ruling out buggy addons. - refreshed the browser (most times without a success). -> The only thing that seems to do the trick is completely re-installing the browser with removing all residue folders prior to that. And signing in to sync the account. But this is only a temporary solution as when I clear the history its all gone again and the merry-go-around starts again. Ironically I never had Facebook container working in Firefox but now suddenly its working - that is when addons are back. I installed a new ssd with clean os installation last night, however, the very same issue was happening on my previous Firefox installation on previous ssd. I have simply no clue as to what is happening here. Anyone else experiencing this? I mean this is extremely annoying and as much as I dislike Chrome I might need to go back there. I really liked how Firefox worked up until two-three days ago. Firefox version: 87.0 so it should be up-to-date.

Asked by anelishka 1 month ago

Answered by anelishka 1 month ago

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Toolbars disappeared after last update

Hi all my firefox updated itself recently [v87.0 64 bit] and I have now lost my toolbar that had all my bookmarks listed for quick and easy reference - not helpful when I… (read more)

Hi all my firefox updated itself recently [v87.0 64 bit] and I have now lost my toolbar that had all my bookmarks listed for quick and easy reference - not helpful when I run and am trying to grow a bookkeeping business lol. I have tried to find how to get it back and hopefully not lost any thing but I just cant find where - not sure how great the screenshot is but you can see there is no toolbar with all bookmarks on it.

If anyone can give me at least a hint where to look I would be lmost grateful. Many thanks Mich

Asked by michyb2010 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago