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Duck Duck Go

Is there a problem with the DuckDuckGo add on? No matter what I try to add it to firefox I get a message telling me it cant be installed as the file is corrupt. This ap… (read more)

Is there a problem with the DuckDuckGo add on? No matter what I try to add it to firefox I get a message telling me it cant be installed as the file is corrupt. This appears to be on every DuckDuck add on? How is it sorted?

Asked by BulkyBalkan 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

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Text Encoding default

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page… (read more)

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page. Sometimes that does not work because the Text Encoding option in the View tab is greyed out. The About Firefox window says I am up to date with 83.0 (64bit).

Asked by scrumble1 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox "Save as" file list: Why are folders no longer at top?

I recently changed from Ubuntu Gnome to KDE Plasma. Now, when I'm running Firefox (v83) and click "Save as" to save a file from a web page, Firefox gives me a file list w… (read more)

I recently changed from Ubuntu Gnome to KDE Plasma. Now, when I'm running Firefox (v83) and click "Save as" to save a file from a web page, Firefox gives me a file list with directories mixed in alphabetically, rather than at the top. This is new behavior to me; I don't know if it's new with v83 (I was previously running v82), or if it's a KDE implementation issue.

Either way, I HATE having to scroll down through page after page of files and folders to find my destination folder. Since the dialog box also incorporates full-row select, I can't even click in the file list and type the first letter of my destination folder.

Please tell me there is a way to change this behavior and have Firefox's "Save as" dialog sort the files with directories at the top!

Thanks.

Asked by ExFido 2 years ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Option to revert new zoom feature?

Is there any way to revert from the pinch zoom back to the full screen zoom? I know that you can do the css full screen zoom via ctrl + pinch, but it seems much more lagg… (read more)

Is there any way to revert from the pinch zoom back to the full screen zoom? I know that you can do the css full screen zoom via ctrl + pinch, but it seems much more laggy and slow than in older versions of Firefox. Is there some about:config option I can use to revert it? Or is it just baked in now.

Asked by Alex 2 years ago

Last reply by Martin 1 year ago

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Page zooming

Hi! Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around t… (read more)

Hi!

Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around the cursor. Any help?

Please see the referenced pictures Thanks.

Asked by marius_1296 2 years ago

Last reply by Martin 1 year ago

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Bing changes my search system

I use last version of Firefox, I didn't install anything regarding Bing search system, no add-ons, no search system in options - I always use Yandex. Still, each time whe… (read more)

I use last version of Firefox, I didn't install anything regarding Bing search system, no add-ons, no search system in options - I always use Yandex. Still, each time when I am highlighting any text with my mouse, and click on the button called "Search in Yandex", it drops me to bing website. What on earth is going on? Does someone else encounter this problem and knows how to fix that? Thanks.

Asked by Cybernetix 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How can I restore the old Firefox address bar in version 83.0 - Urgent!

Hi all - How can I restore the old Firefox address bar in version 83.0? The new click invasive Megabar should be a user selectable option! Any help appreciated, thanks. … (read more)

Hi all -

How can I restore the old Firefox address bar in version 83.0? The new click invasive Megabar should be a user selectable option!

Any help appreciated, thanks.

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Asked by Compumind 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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CCTV systems with Network Video Recorder (NVR) over cat6a PoE

Hi, I have been designing a Hikvision CCTV system and bumped into a problem. Mac users cannot use a browser to access all the various controls and settings as Hikvision r… (read more)

Hi,

I have been designing a Hikvision CCTV system and bumped into a problem. Mac users cannot use a browser to access all the various controls and settings as Hikvision rely upon ActiveX, which is old and a security risk. I am informed that this problem exists in the whole CCTV industry! I am advised that Hikvision will eventually dump ActiveX in favour of HTML5, but this seems to require a new operating system!

I think it's incredible that a whole industry should build itself upon one piece of legacy. Surely browsers would be the way to go. That way online acccess to a CCTV system would be OS independent. Does onyone have some thoughts on this?

Why not implement an HTML5 plugin?

I'm no expert, but have been around computer tech since the early 1980s.

Comments/observations much appreciated.

Regards Michael

Asked by info1130 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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History -> recently closed tabs and windows not showing

HI, my Firefox has had this problem for a long time. (I am running version 83.0 now, but have had this at least since 72.0) I am not in Privacy Mode (temp or permanent) a… (read more)

HI,

my Firefox has had this problem for a long time. (I am running version 83.0 now, but have had this at least since 72.0) I am not in Privacy Mode (temp or permanent) and it is set to "remember history", which it does in the History tab/sidebar. The problem I have is that it doesn't remember the Previously Closed Tabs or ...Windows. These lists are always empty. It isn't a major issue, but sometimes it is really annoying...

Anyone know how to fix this issue?

I'll include the Troubleshooting Info, in case that is required.

Thanks, Pat

Asked by ugly_ogre 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Dark mode

For some reason, in google search "images" are displayed in the dark mode. Everything else is in light mode and it's really annoying. I tried everything, changing my syst… (read more)

For some reason, in google search "images" are displayed in the dark mode. Everything else is in light mode and it's really annoying. I tried everything, changing my systeme theme from light to dark and vice versa and i even tried the colour customization option in mozilla, but nothing happened, it's still in dark mode.

Asked by rejtarv 1 year ago

Last reply by fireup 1 year ago

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How do I stop pinned tabs from loading until clicked?

I have pinned 12 tabs. I want only two of them to load when I start firefox. I followed directions to change browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned tabs_on_demand to true a… (read more)

I have pinned 12 tabs. I want only two of them to load when I start firefox. I followed directions to change browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned tabs_on_demand to true and restarted FF. It acted the same.

Asked by jamesosbourneholmes 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Need to disable right click context menu

Hello, I am going to computer certification school and as such I am taking numerous labsims that utilize the right click menu for the "sim computer" but when I right clic… (read more)

Hello,

I am going to computer certification school and as such I am taking numerous labsims that utilize the right click menu for the "sim computer" but when I right click the FireFox right click menu comes up on top of the "sim computer's" right click menu completely blocking it. Is there any way that I can disable the FireFox right click menu while I am working on my labsims? I prefer to use FF rather than Google Chrome for numerous reasons but do not have this problem in Chrome.

I have tried to "Google" (setting the search options to "this year") this question but only come up with an article dating back to like 2013 which is truly ancient and obsolete as the suggested work around instructions do NOT exist any more in 2020.


Sincerely,

Amazon Princess Diana

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Adding websites to location permissions

How can I add a website to location permissions? When I click on settings next to permissions/location I get a search box and a larger empty box that is meant to list web… (read more)

How can I add a website to location permissions?

When I click on settings next to permissions/location I get a search box and a larger empty box that is meant to list websites that have permission to access my location. how do I add the website address? If I add it to the search box & hit return, nothing happens. I cannot get text into the larger box.

Asked by mlutwak 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Seeking a Keyboard Shortcut

I am totally blind, and quite often websites displays a question something like, "Website X would like to access your location. Allow?" My issue is that I cannot find a… (read more)

I am totally blind, and quite often websites displays a question something like, "Website X would like to access your location. Allow?" My issue is that I cannot find a keyboard-only method to answer that pop-up. Most of the time, I cannot find the "click" control to say either "allow" or "don't allow." I hope that there is a way that I can respond to those pop-ups without sighted assistance because I do not have such assistance readily available, and the pop-up apparently disappears after a few seconds. The old Internet Explorer had a shortcut ALT-N to reach that bar or whatever it was so that a blind person could enter a response. Firefox needs something like that function if it doesn't already exist so that we who are blind would have access to this type of pop-up equal that of sighted users.

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost feature from home page of firefox

There used to be a line just above the line for home and enter your URL Where I could drag my most URLs and then just click on them when I wanted to go there. It seems to… (read more)

There used to be a line just above the line for home and enter your URL Where I could drag my most URLs and then just click on them when I wanted to go there. It seems to be gone.

Asked by Almak 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Picture in Picture for browsing

There is a picture in picture for videos but is there a way to have this for browsing? So it would be just a sleek popped out. no address bar, title bar or scroll bar or… (read more)

There is a picture in picture for videos but is there a way to have this for browsing? So it would be just a sleek popped out. no address bar, title bar or scroll bar or noticeable edges and just showing only the info of the page that you are on (as shown in the red box of the picture below) and just like the picture in picture it should be scalable so that you can adjust the size. Thanks for your time.

Cheers

Asked by e_man001 1 year ago

Last reply by 180010028 1 year ago