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Where Search Results Open (or don't open....)

Hi, I've just spent an annoyingly long time trying to do something that turned out to be really easy, it was just finding out what to do that made it seem hard. The iss… (read more)

Hi,

 I've just spent an annoyingly long time trying to do something that turned out to be really easy, it was just finding out what to do that made it seem hard.
 The issue of where search results open is completely ignored in the help pages, judging from the number of questions in Support on the issue, that appears to be something of an oversight. As does not displaying the date questions were posted, reading about what applies in an old verion of Ff may not do so in the current one, it didn't in my case.
 I wanted to know how to make the search results from Google on the search bar, open in a new tab, as opposed to the same tab, the current default setting. All it takes is changing the value of: browser.link.open_newwindow, from false to true in about:config.
 Simple to do, finding out that's what you have to do, isn't. 
 I thought I'd suggest that you might consider addressing this matter, I'm sure it would be welcomed by at least some users.
 Anyway, thank you for a great browser.

Asked by Si 4 days ago

"recently closed tabs" and "startup->settings->open previous windows and tabs" are greyed

My windows 11 laptop is set to reboot when updates are available, they happen when I've put the device to sleep. as a result all the tabs I had open are gone upon restar… (read more)

My windows 11 laptop is set to reboot when updates are available, they happen when I've put the device to sleep. as a result all the tabs I had open are gone upon restart. Unfortunately, the "history->recently closed tabs" and "startup->settings->open previous windows and tabs" are greyed, I can't seem to find a way to fix this. Any ideas? Note, this is a new laptop, I used PCMover to transfer all my data/programs from an older laptop to this new machine, and that machine was windows 10 (if that would make any difference). Also, I do keep firefox on this machine up to date.

Asked by james233 1 day ago

How to disable file overwrite dialog?

So, I am a Linux user who is used to shell commands like mv or cp. One of their feature is absence of prompts like "Are you sure what you want to replace foo.txt?". Becau… (read more)

So, I am a Linux user who is used to shell commands like mv or cp. One of their feature is absence of prompts like "Are you sure what you want to replace foo.txt?". Because I have somewhat organized fs, I always know what that file is for and if I can overwrite it.


Now I have to download some files, what I need only for uploading onto another website / reading them once. So, I just download them into my /tmp folder and save them under the same name (so I could just repeat cat command and reduce clutter). But each time I download a file Firefox asks for confirmation to replace my existing file. Are there any config flags to disable those annoying prompts?

Asked by i-s-d 4 days ago

Don't scroll to the bottom of page when disabling an add-on!

Don't scroll to the bottom of page when disabling an add-on! It is VERY ANNOYING! I need to disable and turn on several add-ons and it keeps jumping to the bottom of the… (read more)

Don't scroll to the bottom of page when disabling an add-on! It is VERY ANNOYING!

I need to disable and turn on several add-ons and it keeps jumping to the bottom of the page when the on and off status of an add-on is changed!

PLEASE MAKE IT STOP DOING THAT!!!!!!!!

Asked by Newfirefoxuser 22 hours ago

Kan jeg skjule "reklamen" for Edge, der vises i "Søg"

Hej (Jeg er lidt forvirret over at ende et sted, hvor der "tales" engelsk, når jeg startede på den danske supportside ...) Endelig er det lykkedes mig at undgå, at Edge k… (read more)

Hej

(Jeg er lidt forvirret over at ende et sted, hvor der "tales" engelsk, når jeg startede på den danske supportside ...)

Endelig er det lykkedes mig at undgå, at Edge konstant installerede sig selv. Det har jeg kæmpet med.

Nu vil jeg gerne spørge om Firefox kan hjælpe mig med at undgå den "reklame" for Edge, der vises de fleste gange, når jeg trykker på "Søg" nede i venstre hjørne.

Den irriterer mig, fordi: 1. Jeg aldrig nogensinde skal have Edge 2. Den tager pladsen for vigtigere ting 3. Krydset til at lukke med forsvinder, når jeg bevæger cursoren derop ad.

Kan I mon hjælpe?

Venlig hilsen Hanne B. Stegemüller

Asked by Stegemüller 16 hours ago

Firefox Dark Mode to Light mode switch problem

I have the exact same issue as the following users, and have yet to find a solution to the problem. "In MacOS Big Sur 11.1 on my MacBook, I have set MacOS to automatical… (read more)

I have the exact same issue as the following users, and have yet to find a solution to the problem. "In MacOS Big Sur 11.1 on my MacBook, I have set MacOS to automatically switch between Light Mode and Dark Mode. But I notice that Firefox does not handle this well. When I have used my MacBook Dark Mode and switch back to Light Mode, Firefox still hangs in Dark Mode. The only way to solve this is to choose Light Mode in System Preferences instead of automatic."

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1324111]

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1334201]

[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1264027]

Asked by vonbenne 6 days ago

Explore possibilities of using System Theme 1.0 in Firefox 91.9.1esr and later.

After moving to Firefox 91.9.1esr I found problem with System theme 1.2. The color of tab add button was changed, and the button is not visible with my Windows 7 classic … (read more)

After moving to Firefox 91.9.1esr I found problem with System theme 1.2. The color of tab add button was changed, and the button is not visible with my Windows 7 classic windows system theme. So, I'm trying to find a way to port System theme 1.0 color scheme to newer firefox versions.

Creation of a simple theme with firefox color extension works. But it is unable to recreate the effects related to active and inactive window color changes. As, I had to use bitmap to get the OS blue color transition pattern.

It seems the system theme is stored in omni.ja file. Modification of the omni.ja seems to be not a practical solution. So, it would be a better way to create an addon theme with the same code as the System Theme 1.0.

The first question is, if it will be possible to create a theme with the same code as a system theme has. Will it be able to perform the same way?

The next question is: Where the source code of the system theme is? I was unable to find it in the Firefox source. It seems, it is not stored in any obvious location.

Asked by sforforsoft 3 days ago

Last reply by sforforsoft 2 days ago

Resizing tools window

I can no longer resize the width of the tools window. Very annoying. I keep the downloads list window open all the time, and now it takes up too much space on the scree… (read more)

I can no longer resize the width of the tools window. Very annoying. I keep the downloads list window open all the time, and now it takes up too much space on the screen. I'm running OS 10.15.7 Thank you.

Asked by fahrnerkaren 3 days ago

Last reply by fahrnerkaren 3 days ago

Opening Firefox

Firefox resumes with tabs that were closed prior to closing Firefox during previous session. This did not happen before the current update and is a potential security ris… (read more)

Firefox resumes with tabs that were closed prior to closing Firefox during previous session. This did not happen before the current update and is a potential security risk.

Asked by jimsspace7 6 hours ago

Firefox extensions stop working after restart

Every time I close and re-open firefox, the extensions Ublock Origin and Translate Web Pages become invisible in my tool bar even though they are pinned. The extensions a… (read more)

Every time I close and re-open firefox, the extensions Ublock Origin and Translate Web Pages become invisible in my tool bar even though they are pinned. The extensions also stop working until I disable and then enable them again, as well as this they also lose all settings I have saved on them. For some reason other extensions such as Youtube enhancer do not do this and work perfectly fine. I have tried looking up the question to find related but not applicable solutions. any help appreciated

Asked by woahbust 2 days ago