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Feature request: keyboard shortcut for searching highlighting text in default search engine

What I would like is to have a keyboard shortcut when I highlight text to search the text in the default search engine. The next fastest option is to right click (after h… (read more)

What I would like is to have a keyboard shortcut when I highlight text to search the text in the default search engine. The next fastest option is to right click (after highlighting) and press S, or click 'Search DuckDuckGo for "selected text"'.

Asked by jray 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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When will Mozilla add an in-built 'Save as PDF' option in Firefox?

Why Mozilla is not adding 'Save as PDF' in Firefox like in Chrome or Opera? I saw many discussion forums: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212834, https://sup… (read more)

Why Mozilla is not adding 'Save as PDF' in Firefox like in Chrome or Opera? I saw many discussion forums: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212834, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1211433 . But none of them, helped me. They said that it needs an add-on. But the question arises - Why Mozilla is not adding this feature?. I have got some api(s) too (If it helps any Firefox Developer to build the feature in Firefox and give it in future releases. See this api: https://pdfcrowd.com/doc/api/ . There is an open source too : https://wkhtmltopdf.org/ . Please add them I beg your pardon !

Asked by Anabadyo 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do I make my Homepage different from New Windows?

Currently, whatever link(s) you set as your Homepage is also the same link(s) that appears when you open a New Window. The way that New Window is inherently clumped toget… (read more)

Currently, whatever link(s) you set as your Homepage is also the same link(s) that appears when you open a New Window. The way that New Window is inherently clumped together with the Homepage seems to make it impossible to separate the two in the Options settings.

What is the logic behind this? Why have a separate setting for New Tab, but not New Window? I like having Firefox open up multiple tabs as my homepage when I first boot up Firefox, but if I want to open up a new window just for screen management space with Ctrl+N, I really am not interested in my homepages being re-instantiated, as I already have them open on my first window.

I really want my Homepages to remain a custom mix of tabs with any New Tab and New Window opening up to a Firefox's default new tab page. Is that not possible? I can't have a custom Homepage without also having a custom New Window configuration? :(

It just seems like an arbitrary distinction. What can I do to make this magical world of separate Homepage and New Window settings happen?

Sincerely, A Fan

Asked by astinad 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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[Feature Requests] Add description on bookmark star

Currently the only way to add description is press <Ctrl+Shift+o> to "Show all bookmarks". But i want to add description right in the time when bookmark by clicking… (read more)

Currently the only way to add description is press <Ctrl+Shift+o> to "Show all bookmarks".

But i want to add description right in the time when bookmark by clicking the star, without extra step to "Show all bookmarks", locate the bookmark, click down arrow button to see the description text box.

Attached is the screenshot of bookmark star dialog, no such "Add description" button feature yet.

My Firefox version is 46.0.1 in gnome.

Asked by limkokhole 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Provide mirror of Firefox sync for Russian users in non-blocked IP subnet

Mozilla Firefox Sync is blocked in whole Russia, when Russian authorities (Roskomnadzor) try to block Telegram, so it blocks those subnets: http://isitblockedinrussia.com… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox Sync is blocked in whole Russia, when Russian authorities (Roskomnadzor) try to block Telegram, so it blocks those subnets: http://isitblockedinrussia.com/?host=accounts.firefox.com 35.160.0.0/13 54.144.0.0/12

Additional info here: https://github.com/sxiii/russian-blackout

So all Russian users at now can't use Firefox Sync (accounts.firefox.com) and other Mozilla cloud services.

Can Mozilla provide mirror or proxy for accounts.firefox.com website and other services in new IP subnet, that not blocked in Russia?

For Russian users: Роскомнадзор (РКН) заблокировал в России доступ к синхронизации Mozilla Firefox поэтому сайты accounts.firefox.com, firefoxusercontent.com, sync.services.mozilla.com не открываются у многих русских провайдеров (Ростелеком, Мегамакс, Virgin Connect и т.п.)

Asked by Alexey Murz Korepov 2 years ago

Answered by Alexey Murz Korepov 2 years ago

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Can we make the Picture-in-Picture window easier to Resize?

I really love the new picture-in-picture option. It's especially helpful when I only have one monitor. There are a couple of rough-edges I'd like to see tweaked. 1. I res… (read more)

I really love the new picture-in-picture option. It's especially helpful when I only have one monitor. There are a couple of rough-edges I'd like to see tweaked.

1. I resize these windows all the time to put them where they'll fit when I'm doing something else, and it can finicky to resize the window quickly. It would be helpful if the areas you can grab the edges and corners of were exaggerated. For example, if when the user's mouse is near an edge or corner of the picture-in-picture window a handle pops-up around the given area that's larger than the 1pixal-ish default handle area. I've seen similar functionality in the art program GIMP for selection boxes.

2. The way the window acts when being resized isn't very intuitive. The corners work as expected, but since the corner areas are so small I often grab the sides and that can get frustrating. I now know that when grabbing the Bight and Bottom sides of the window the Top-Left corner is anchored while resizing. Similarly, when grabbing the Left and Top sides of the window the Bottom-Right corner is anchored. That seems pretty intuitive when I type it out, what's the issue? Well, the problem comes when you are grabbing the window near the corners. If for example, I'm trying to grab the window by the Bottom-Left corner and miss (which I've done plenty) and grab the Bottom of the window. Now when I resize the window is anchored in the Top-Left instead of the Top-Right, which is the opposite of what I wanted and leads to some confusion and repositioning. What I would suggest, separate from the #1 solution, would be to break the sides of the window into three areas: Near-corner 1, Center, and Near-corner 2. When grabbing the window on the edge in one of the Near-corner areas, anchor the window at the opposite corner. When grabbing by the center of an edge anchor the window by the opposite center.

Thank you for reading my long suggestion. I hope you don't find this to be a negative interaction. I truly enjoy Firefox, and I've very excited about your new Picture-in-picture feature. I hope you understand that this level of nit-picking can only come from a place of love!

P.S: I'm very pleased to say that I did not include a third issue I had with the Spacebar Play/Pause functionality not working unless the Play button was the last object clicked on the window, because in the latest update it was gone! I want to thank whomever worked on that and let them know, someone did notice, and they appreciate it! <3 <3

Asked by darkkenchi 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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suggestion: add a folder from bookmarks as thumbnail in newtab

i usually use firefox in fullscreen, so i overuse the 12 slots from newtab and the address bar history. i'd like to be able to set bookmarks folders in newtab thumbnails,… (read more)

i usually use firefox in fullscreen, so i overuse the 12 slots from newtab and the address bar history.

i'd like to be able to set bookmarks folders in newtab thumbnails, maybe by expanding content above first thumbnails (with a <- back button). that'd allow more organization/efficiency to my browsing.

like what you've done so far, good job!

edit: probably the wrong place for a suggestion, sorry :)

Asked by arioch31 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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3 negative things with Moxilla FireFox Browser and 2 suggestions.

Hi , There are 3 negative things in Mozilla Firefox browser:- 1-FireFox is full of ads and Firefox ad blocker is weak it doesn't even block most ads! when I click on some… (read more)

Hi , There are 3 negative things in Mozilla Firefox browser:-

1-FireFox is full of ads and Firefox ad blocker is weak it doesn't even block most ads! when I click on something a new tap get opened and I find a page or a website or something I have no relation with it! For example I am in a modding website and I click on search button then a new tap comes and I find another website or page about how to be rich and that is not what I want!. By the way a lot of people prefer Google Chrome browser because it has no ads however I prefer Firefox browser please remove the ads from firefox, Make firefox browser clean of ads.

2-Where is the register button?! I took maybe 15 minutes to find a solution to register in this website then I knew that the only way to register is by volunteering but I don't want to volunteer I just want to register to ask a question! I am sure that I am not the only one who is talking about that there is no register button, Please put a register button so people can register quickly.

3-I have an old account and I forgot its password so I wrote my email to receive a password reset link and I waited maybe 2 minutes or 1 minute and I didn't receive the link so I tried again by writing my email and again I didn't receive the link!

Suggestions:-

1-Please put a "|([fast])|" VPN for Firefox browser because some websites are blocked in other countries. 2-I know that you have many products like firefox focus so can you make a VPN can content a lot of countries please?


Thank you.

Asked by Aimbot 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Suggestion: Add "Start in Safe Mode" and "Refresh Firefox" buttons to Start menu (July 14, 2018)

I've found that my numerous add-ons were causing Firefox 61.0.1 Stable to constantly freeze and crash on my Inspiron 7558. For now, I always start Firefox in Safe Mode so… (read more)

I've found that my numerous add-ons were causing Firefox 61.0.1 Stable to constantly freeze and crash on my Inspiron 7558. For now, I always start Firefox in Safe Mode so all the add-ons and themes are disabled for a seamless and reliable Firefox experience on it. It's an inconvenience that I have to tell Firefox to start in Safe Mode once all the add-ons are trying to load. I can disable the add-ons one at a time, but I don't want to. Instead, I'll keep using Firefox in Safe Mode until at least December 11, 2018, when Firefox 64.0 comes.

Asked by Thomas James "Tom" Seymour 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Way to select Syncable bookmarks?

So I have a desktop PC with 2 accounts, one to keep work organized and the other for casual PC-things. I also have a laptop which I use for schoolwork. I am signed into t… (read more)

So I have a desktop PC with 2 accounts, one to keep work organized and the other for casual PC-things. I also have a laptop which I use for schoolwork. I am signed into the same FF account on all of these.

Now I have accumulated a different set of bookmarks on all of those windows users, for understandable reasons, but there are also some general use ones that I have tried to sync to all of these. The sync however brings everything.

Here is my main question: Is there a feature present or maybe in development that would allow me to select which bookmarks to Sync, say, by folder or smth?


Also I would like to know this about the nature of the Sync options: If I tick the "Bookmarks" in the Sync options, it takes that user's bookmarks and pushes them into the sharing process, correct? Does the selection affect what is Synced INTO the current user? As in does the selection work as a simultaneous push/pull for the bookmark data or is just one or the other? The direction of sync isn't really clear on the options.

Asked by AlexNoble 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Closed windows lost after clearing recent history (1hr) and backup sessions seem to be gone.

Hi, A few hours ago I cleared the last hour of recent history, FYI I checked browsing & download history, form & search history and cache when doing it but after … (read more)

Hi, A few hours ago I cleared the last hour of recent history, FYI I checked browsing & download history, form & search history and cache when doing it but after that I realised all my closed windows and tabs were lost except the ones being opened.

In the session backup folder there is only 2 files, recovery.baklz4 and recovery.jsonlz4. Actually I just checked, there is 3 now, previous.jsonlz4, but they're all pretty much the same, after I lost those windows and tabs, and the former two seem to be constantly saving themselves, not sure why, is this supposed to be happening?

Usually there were upgrade backup files such as [upgrade.jsonlz4-date] but I don't have them in [sessionstore-backups], has something changed or is there something wrong with my browser?

When I realised my closed windows were gone I immediately made a backup but it was too late, they were all after I've lost the closed tabs and windows, and there were only two files (the files constantly saving I mentioned earlier).

So how should I proceed? I want to get my session restored but the last usable session backup I've made was months ago.

Asked by Tanuki- 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Restore "onscreen tabs" display bar in dropdown tab list

The tab dropdown menu normally has a bar down the side which shows which tabs are onscreen at the moment. With the latest update this has disappeared, to be replaced by a… (read more)

The tab dropdown menu normally has a bar down the side which shows which tabs are onscreen at the moment. With the latest update this has disappeared, to be replaced by a single bar marking the currently open tab.

It seems silly, but that bar made it easier to control and limit my number of open tabs (which is quite anxiety-inducing, at least for me).

Is there a skin to restore the old appearance, or (even better) an option to restore the setting?

Asked by EmeraldBoa 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Please 125% enlargement

Hello My question is: why there are no 125% pages enlargement, only 120% and 133%? I wanted to change a few times my browser to Firefox, and I still miss 125% enlargement… (read more)

Hello

My question is: why there are no 125% pages enlargement, only 120% and 133%? I wanted to change a few times my browser to Firefox, and I still miss 125% enlargement. I do not want any additions, I want it to be 125% in standard

Asked by gryfolud 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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(Suggestion) WhatsApp Tab like Opera GX Browser

Can Mozilla make this features like Opera GX? I changed to Mozilla since Opera GX was slow loading sites. But can we get the good features from Opera GX like this one? On… (read more)

Can Mozilla make this features like Opera GX? I changed to Mozilla since Opera GX was slow loading sites. But can we get the good features from Opera GX like this one? On left side, there is a WhatsApp logo that we can click and popup for WhatsApp. Can we also get the floating video player like Opera GX? This is just a suggestion. Thanks!

Asked by PixelGM 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Can you please add Windows 10 Hello fingerprint to Firefox Master Password Options.

I have a Bio-Key fingerprint reader I use to login to my Windows 10 laptop using Windows Hello. Can you please give us fingerprint login as the master password for our Fi… (read more)

I have a Bio-Key fingerprint reader I use to login to my Windows 10 laptop using Windows Hello. Can you please give us fingerprint login as the master password for our Firefox accounts?

Asked by v.bowen 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I want to revert screenshots to jpg

My screenshot tool saves both "full page" and "visible" in .png. A short while ago it used to save both in jpg and now I would like to revert to jpg. Can anyone help me, … (read more)

My screenshot tool saves both "full page" and "visible" in .png.

A short while ago it used to save both in jpg and now I would like to revert to jpg. Can anyone help me, please? I thank in advance anyone willing to invest his time/expertise to help me.

Tommaso

Asked by ascanio1 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Need to make pinned tabs wider FF 63.0.1 on Win10 laptop

I have RA with fine motor control problems. At times I have difficulty in getting the cursor on the pinned tabs. I don't have problems seeing so don't need to zoom in to… (read more)

I have RA with fine motor control problems.

At times I have difficulty in getting the cursor on the pinned tabs. I don't have problems seeing so don't need to zoom in to make everything larger, I just need wider pinned tabs.

I use FF 63.0.1 on my Win10 laptop and need to make the pinned tabs wider for ease of use.

I found information about making unpinned tabs wider in about:config but can't find anything for the pinned tabs.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by cadwellm 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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change the icons in firefox quantum 63.0 (64 bit)

thanks for the read Hi, i want to change all the interface icons in Firefox, or at least the ones i have to look at, the back, forward, reload, home, site information, v… (read more)

thanks for the read

Hi, i want to change all the interface icons in Firefox, or at least the ones i have to look at, the back, forward, reload, home, site information, verified by:, bookmarks, library, and menu

i want traditional, nonflat, multicolored icons so that they match the rest of the icons on my computer

i dont want my computer icons to look like a phone or worse yet like windows 10.....yeesh im willing to go through any kind of graphic filetype conversion for icons or any advanced configuring, or even making my own in photoshop, i just dont know how to go about putting said graphics into firefox

My firefox

firefox quantum 63.0 (64 bit) mozilla firefox for linux mint 1.0

My OS

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

thanks again

.vz7.

edit: sorry for the blank lines, this website does not format text the way its actually typed, so i did what i could for clarity, and also the image upload does not appear to work (or it does not accept png files) but a picture isn't necessary anyway

Asked by .vz7. 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Picture in picture mode for youtube in Mozilla Firefox for windows and mac

Hello. I'd like to request a a feature, that I'd love to see in Mozilla Firefox for desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux). I'd like to have an option to play internet video (e… (read more)

Hello. I'd like to request a a feature, that I'd love to see in Mozilla Firefox for desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux). I'd like to have an option to play internet video (especially youtube) in the picture in picture mode. So that it remained displayed on my screen while I do something else. Is there any chance to get it?

Jnk

Asked by Janekin_Skywalker 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago