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New tab buttons, articles

When opening a new tab from my Yahoo homepage, I would automatically see a page with buttons at the top of my most commonly used websites---amazon, my email, my bank, etc… (read more)

When opening a new tab from my Yahoo homepage, I would automatically see a page with buttons at the top of my most commonly used websites---amazon, my email, my bank, etc.

Below those buttons would be links to about a dozen feature-length articles (each link had an image and brief description of the article) from different online news and magazine sources (WAPO, NY Times, New Yorker, Esquire, Vox, etc.) These articles were feature articles and not ads, and they varied in length.

Someone was working on updating my Windows 10 and now I can't access that page. I don't have a name for that page but I do miss it. How can I access that page again?

Asked by judycowcon 1 year ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 year ago

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okay to have many extensions but keep them disabled?

hi, i have a dozen extensions that i wouldn't mind keeping in case i want to use them sometime, though i know you're supposed to keep extensions to a minimum to avoid co… (read more)

hi, i have a dozen extensions that i wouldn't mind keeping in case i want to use them sometime, though i know you're supposed to keep extensions to a minimum to avoid complications and slowness. Does disabling add-ons avoid the problems just like deleting them altogether would? thanks!

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Asked by z. ixa 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 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 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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How to disable the Shift F to open developer tools?

Currently using 101.0 (64 bit) on Windows 10. It's quite annoying to try to type a capital F using Shift F but end up with developer mode. I tried in privacy mode and thi… (read more)

Currently using 101.0 (64 bit) on Windows 10.

It's quite annoying to try to type a capital F using Shift F but end up with developer mode.

I tried in privacy mode and this still occcurs, so I think it's not something my add-ons do.

Is there any way to disable this feature?

Asked by Plow1073 3 weeks ago

Answered by Plow1073 3 weeks ago

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Firefox Disable spell checking

You can't disable firefox spell checking. Check your spelling as you type. Misconfiguration? Did you make a mistake somewhere? I'm not sure. I mainly use two types of IME… (read more)

You can't disable firefox spell checking. Check your spelling as you type. Misconfiguration? Did you make a mistake somewhere? I'm not sure. I mainly use two types of IME, Microsoft IME and google Japanese input.

Asked by sweet0670 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 3 hours 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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Need to know what this is

I have an item that suddenly appeared at top of my browser window that I did not add. I have attached a picture of the item. Does anyone know what this is and if it is sa… (read more)

I have an item that suddenly appeared at top of my browser window that I did not add. I have attached a picture of the item. Does anyone know what this is and if it is safe and also I don't see it in add ons or extensions so how to I get rid of it?

Thank you, Deborah Hammett

Asked by darkmoonerising 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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No screenshot capability - unable to display tools on the toolbar

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1352314. Please follow up there, thanks.] Thanks Cor-el for replying with advice on how to use about… (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1352314. Please follow up there, thanks.]

Thanks Cor-el for replying with advice on how to use about:config to ensure the screencapture was toggled correctly. It wasn't and I corrected that. Now I have the icon in the toolbar and on the right click menu but when I attempt to use them all I get is a popup menu with a large black X in it and nothing can be done with it. Also, on the toolbar items that are added to it all appear in the overflow and there is no way of getting them to appear on the screen by reducing the size of the search bar. I've been using firefox ever since it first appeared and I've never had problems like this before.

Asked by zzzallan 9 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 9 months ago

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Hover Higlighting for Firefox

I found the following css for highlighting all context menu items for Firefox 91 ESR (not working on side-bar items from hamburger menu) /* Highlight context menu items … (read more)

I found the following css for highlighting all context menu items for Firefox 91 ESR (not working on side-bar items from hamburger menu)

/* Highlight context menu items */

menu[_moz-menuactive="true"], menuitem[_moz-menuactive="true"] {

 background-color: #e8eefd !important;  /* blue 95% lighter */
 color: #3d3dff !important; /* blue 62% darker */
 /* https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp */

}

How do I apply the same highlighting shown by the red arrow to the text where grey and heavy blue is used for highlighting? I find css very convoluted and it's hard for me to know what ids/parameters to use to get the desired effects. Any help appreciated.

Asked by click-click 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 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 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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How to remove 'contributor' and Mozilla news splashes at the bottom of the homepage?

When ever I start firefox, I receive two lines at the bottom of the home page - the first is a news feed (from Mozilla) and the second is a 'contributors' shout out. I've… (read more)

When ever I start firefox, I receive two lines at the bottom of the home page - the first is a news feed (from Mozilla) and the second is a 'contributors' shout out. I've unchecked all the appropriate boxes in settings, and still no help. I've gone into about:config and ensured they are removed.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Mark.H 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Save documents files in the temp folder when open with local readers/writers softwares

Hello, I regularly open pdf files and other documents with local readers/writers by selecting the option "open with". My big issue is that the files are yes opened with t… (read more)

Hello, I regularly open pdf files and other documents with local readers/writers by selecting the option "open with". My big issue is that the files are yes opened with the local reader, but they are also automatically downloaded in the "Download" folder.

Before files were stored in a temporary folder, and I would like to continue like that because my "Download" folder is exploding and it's a mess!

Or, at least, there should be an option to select where to download automatically the files when I select the "open with" option. So I can chose a folder that I now is to be trashed.

Thank you!

Asked by behemot_86 4 weeks ago

Answered by Terry 4 weeks ago

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Disable color scheme for subdomains

For some whatever-reasons (TLDR; I need to see the whole domain (including subdomains) clearly, unlike the default of only highlighting the TLD&second-level domains[1… (read more)

For some whatever-reasons (TLDR; I need to see the whole domain (including subdomains) clearly, unlike the default of only highlighting the TLD&second-level domains[1]) I want to disable the color-distinction which highlights TLD and second level domains.[2] Is there config to do so? If not where should I propose one?

Thanks.

[1]: for example ko.wikipedia.org and en.wikipedia.org will have wikipedia.org highlighted, and that's what I can't accept because ko.wikipedia.org (Korean) and en.wikipedia.org (English) is completely different site. (Some might say you can distinguish by language, but there are some English sites which shares the same domain on wikimedia.org, so you get the point here.) [2]: From the screenshot you can see only `wikipedia.org` is highlighted. I want to make it highlight all of en.wikipedia.org. (If I need to highlight everything including the site path below the TLD, I can accept that.)

Asked by revi 2 weeks ago

Answered by Terry 2 weeks ago

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Website doesn't reload in FF

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020 Th… (read more)

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020

They helpfully provide a reload every minute or so to keep you up to date with the scores and action. It works in Chrome and Edge but not in FF. I've told FF to allow pop-ups for this site but I can't seem to get it to work - I have to keep reloading the page manually.

Is there a way I can get the constrantly-reloading site to work automatically on FF?

78.0.2/W10

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by tadpole1 1 year ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 year ago

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Followup - how to delete default search options in search window

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the p… (read more)

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the problem more clearly. Problem: when I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices include options that are NOT resolved by going to Settings, Options, Search and unchecking a search engine choice. As mentioned before, these also are not in my bookmarks or my search history, or in Extensions, so I'm stumped as to where to go to get rid of them.

Please see screenshots, attached. One screen shot is of my choices in Settings, Options, Search. In this shot, the only search engine I've chosen is DuckDuckGo. The other screen shot is of the drop down choices that appear in my search bar. Please notice that the drop down choices include, for example, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. None of these sites appear under Settings, Options, Search. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox browser in two languages

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't k… (read more)

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't know how to fix it. Any idea how to fix it and for it all to be in English? I added some screenshots if it'll help.

Asked by Metapala 1 year ago

Answered by Metapala 1 year ago