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Why do elements display larger than specified?

I am developing a website (my first) and I wish it to display much the same on the major browsers. With Firefox, things are 25% larger than I specify. I did a simple test… (read more)

I am developing a website (my first) and I wish it to display much the same on the major browsers. With Firefox, things are 25% larger than I specify. I did a simple test with a div element: < body >< div style="background-color:red; width:300px;" >This is 300px div< /div >< /body >. (Spaces added in this question as otherwise the tags are not displayed.) The size of the div element on my screen is 375px (as determined by pasting an image of the screen into Paint).

My Firefox setting is 100%. I have a 1680x1050 screen and I wondered whether Firefox was making an adjustment based on my screen resolution. I changed the resolution to 1440x900, 1360x768, 1280x1024, 1280x800 and even 800x600 and got the same result.

I could adjust the zoom setting to compensate on my screen, however that is not a solution because I clearly can't do that to visitors to my website.

What is causing Firefox to display larger than I expect and how do I compensate?

PS. When the browser window is maximized and the screen resolution is 1680X1050, document.body.clientWidth and document.body.offsetWidth are both 1311 - giving a ratio of roughly 1.25. Why are clientWidth and offsetWidth not roughly equal to the width of the screen.

Asked by robertscolaro 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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pin to newTab but no pin is showing as per moz wiki

Hello I want to add a new page to my "newtab" page (about>new tab) please see screenshot of the page i am referring to. I have one pinned but I dont know how i managed… (read more)

Hello

I want to add a new page to my "newtab" page (about>new tab) please see screenshot of the page i am referring to. I have one pinned but I dont know how i managed to get it there. It just appeared, then i could click the pin on the newtab page (top left) of the new page that was added to "new page".

But I want to know how do i get a new web page on the new page in the first place. So then i can pin it.

This support wiki pages, I think it is telling me i should see a bin near the url. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-tab-page-show-hide-and-customize-top-sites

I dont see any such pin. Please see screenshot The page is my amazon search i like to use.

thankyou for your help.

Asked by NeedHelp 5 years ago

Answered by NeedHelp 5 years ago

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Is there a way to make clicking on an image zoom to the area that you clicked?

Until recently (unless my memory is completely shot), clicking an image to view it at full size would center the image around the point that I clicked. Recently, clickin… (read more)

Until recently (unless my memory is completely shot), clicking an image to view it at full size would center the image around the point that I clicked. Recently, clicking has defaulted to zooming to the upper-left corner of the image. It can be a real pain to scroll to the portion of the image I actually want to view when I'm looking at a particularly large image. Is there any way to restore the previous behavior?

Asked by denbynat0r 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I restore my tabs and windows, whether open or closed, when everything else fails?

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need. Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user h… (read more)

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need.

Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user has created, either on restarting Firefox (if that option is chosen) or on request.

The details of how to restore tabs are covered in Firefox's basic help online, and even how to deal with several crashes in a row (such as in an addon) ruin the normal backup file are also well explained.

However, today I accidentally pressed Alt+F4 twice on my poorly-designed keyboard and closed my main window, with 93 tabs, and another Firefox window as well. I'm not sure this is exactly what happened, but I lost all 93 of my tabs.

I read many of the postings in which people give various suggestions, but none worked. Every time I restored a version of the sessionstore.js file I saw the same lonely empty tab. Restoring prefs.js did nothing, and neither did making changes in the internal configuration constants.

I tried refreshing/resetting Firefox (which preserves bookmarks), but I still couldn't restore the tabs. It was now clear that the problem was in sessionstore.js (and all its backups) for sure.

I'm writing this for people who must restore their windows or tabs, and don't mind getting technical about it. That was my situation.

The solution was to realize that the sessionstore.js file contains JSON code, which is an efficient way to represent integers and strings arranged in a tree structure.

I figured there must be a JSON editor somewhere, and it turns out there is a great one available online, at www.jsoneditoronline.org . It can read a file on your computer, edit it, then save it back on your computer.

As soon as I viewed sessionstore.js in the editor, it was obvious how easy this was going to be. The top level of the tree is understandable. I simply grabbed the data representing the window with 93 tabs, and dragged it from the list of closed Firefox windows to the list of open windows. This automatically moved the history of each tab, and even the strings entered into forms.

After copying sessionstore.js back to the Firefox profile, I started Firefox one more time. The playing of Pandora signalled that my tabs were back and functioning once again.

Now, editing JSON code is not something that everyone is ready for. And your problem might not be reflected in the JSON tree so simply. But, for technical-minded people who don't want to lose their tabs or windows to a mistake or a crash, this technique can be just what's needed when everything else fails.

Asked by David Spector 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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flash player add-on not working?

I can't get cbsnews.com videos to play. No errors, just a blank black screen. Their Help tells me to install Adobe Flash Player. (I had Shockwave Player installed and … (read more)

I can't get cbsnews.com videos to play. No errors, just a blank black screen. Their Help tells me to install Adobe Flash Player. (I had Shockwave Player installed and thought that was the same thing - wrong!) I installed the NPAPI version of Flash Player with no problems, but the videos still don't work. The Add-ons manager doesn't show the Flash Player as installed, but if I click on "check if plug-ins up-to-date" it shows Flash Player installed and up-to-date. What am I missing here? Thanks.

Asked by eliterry 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Can't set new bookmarks; a few disappeared; backed up but won't restore; lost lots more. HELP!!

Problem grew progressively worse over 2-3 days. First, a few bookmarks disappeared from the toolbar. At the same time, "Bookmark This Page" stopped working, and the "Rece… (read more)

Problem grew progressively worse over 2-3 days. First, a few bookmarks disappeared from the toolbar. At the same time, "Bookmark This Page" stopped working, and the "Recently Bookmarked" list went blank. When I followed the Firefox-recommended procedure to backup and restore, I repeatedly got the message that Firefox was unable to process the restore. Then 3/4ths of my bookmark folders disappeared. This happened trying it with several different backup dates. Now I find that a number of other people are having similar problems. Like some of them, my problem may have started during a restart due to a lockup in another program. The Mozilla Support system seems way too complicated, time-consuming and circular, and talking to a live person does not appear to be an option. If this isn't fixed in the next 24 hours I'm trying other browsers, after using Firefox almost exclusively for several years.

Asked by hirshebar 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Why does disabling flashplayer addon enable videos to work on one site but not another?

I am running Firefox 37.02, Windows 7. I also have shockwave flash addons V17.0.0.134 & V18.0.0.95. The V18 version is beta and was downloaded from Adobe in attem… (read more)

I am running Firefox 37.02, Windows 7. I also have shockwave flash addons V17.0.0.134 & V18.0.0.95. The V18 version is beta and was downloaded from Adobe in attempts to resolve this on-going problem. It did not solve it. Through trial and error, I have determined that when I disable the addons mentioned above (note; disabling one seems to disable the other) I am able to get website videos to play (for example: videos on golfchannel.com) but not another (example: www.nbcphiladelphia.com). Conversely, if the addons are enabled, the videos on the www.nbcphiladelphia.com site work but those of the golfchannel.com do not. By "do not" I mean that the preceding commercial video plays but the main subject matter video that is to run afterwards does not. I get a black screen and the commercial video recycles again and again. I contacted the support group at golfchannel.com who said they were not aware of any problems. They suggested I use the Chrome browser which is what they use without problems.

Asked by Palefty 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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How can I make the playback buttons of YouTube and other plug-ins bigger since they are so tiny?

How can I make the playback buttons of YouTube and other plug-ins bigger since they are so tiny in Firefox? I tried some suggestions that dealt with entering "about:conf… (read more)

How can I make the playback buttons of YouTube and other plug-ins bigger since they are so tiny in Firefox? I tried some suggestions that dealt with entering "about:config" in a fresh browser, but to no avail. I also downloaded an add-on called "Theme Font & Size Changer", but that didn't work either. So, I am reaching out here as that was a suggestion that another user here offered.

Asked by freddie.obregon 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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How can I get websites to open in free-standing windows instead of all stacked up in one window?

If I have a window open and click on a link to open another, they all stack up in one window instead of opening a new free-standing window. How can I change this? … (read more)

If I have a window open and click on a link to open another, they all stack up in one window instead of opening a new free-standing window. How can I change this?

Asked by 2oldguy 5 years ago

Answered by LewisGrimes 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes regularly

After years of trouble-free use I'm now having problems with Firefox. It is crashing regularly, every time I use it, started about a week or so ago. As far as I know, n… (read more)

After years of trouble-free use I'm now having problems with Firefox. It is crashing regularly, every time I use it, started about a week or so ago. As far as I know, nothing has changed on my laptop. I've tried starting in safe mode, and I've tried refreshing but nothing has so far worked. I'm attaching the latest of a succession of daily crash reports. Any assistance would be very much appreciated, thank you.

timmynumbers

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-7cdd2273-0918-4293-aa64-1f7bd2150427

Asked by timmynumbers 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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When I Click Alot. It goes to previous page.

I'm a new User to Mozilla FireFox.And i have a problem when i click with my mouse alot it always go to previous page, Its not my mouse because Internet explorer doesn't … (read more)

I'm a new User to Mozilla FireFox.And i have a problem when i click with my mouse alot it always go to previous page, Its not my mouse because Internet explorer doesn't have this problem.

Asked by jaden 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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Scrolling issue with other programmes

I use autocad and sketchup all day everyday. If I'm looking at something in firefox and then move my mouse back to either of these programmes and go to zoom or pan with m… (read more)

I use autocad and sketchup all day everyday. If I'm looking at something in firefox and then move my mouse back to either of these programmes and go to zoom or pan with my mouse wheel, it causes both to zoom way out or way in too fast.

I don't think it's a mouse issue unless firefox messes with logitech setpoint. I installed chrome to see if it does the same thing and it doesn't. For this reason alone, I may stay with chrome unless there is some means of a fix for this. I'd prefer to stay with firefox as I've been using it for ages.

Asked by kakashi 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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My speakers stopped working while using firefox. they work for everything else on the computer.

I have JBL speakers for my computer. i did something and now they wont work when i am on any page in firefox. they work for the computer, internet explorer. ? i updated m… (read more)

I have JBL speakers for my computer. i did something and now they wont work when i am on any page in firefox. they work for the computer, internet explorer. ? i updated mozilla firefox - but the problem is still there. not sure how to fix it. Liz

Asked by ehattery 5 years ago

Answered by ehattery 5 years ago

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all searches that lead to a "https" site result in "this connection is untrusted"

I was getting messages that update failed, I think this was caused by Lastpass update. I tried a refresh and my problem started. Tried uninstall lastpass and FireFox then… (read more)

I was getting messages that update failed, I think this was caused by Lastpass update. I tried a refresh and my problem started. Tried uninstall lastpass and FireFox then download Firefox(37.0.2), still have the problem. I can set Protopage as my home page, but any bookmarks that lead to a https site get the untrusted connection. I tried several different search engines, same result. I'm running a mid 2011 mac mini. Please help I've been using FireFox for many years and many computers and I love it.

THANKS!

Asked by chubbles 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox doesn't display all characters on a webpage

Firefox doesn't display all the characters in web pages...usually they are symbolic links to other web pages and display as a small black box with 4 numbers/characters in… (read more)

Firefox doesn't display all the characters in web pages...usually they are symbolic links to other web pages and display as a small black box with 4 numbers/characters inside the box.......

Asked by ericlancer 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Private window option no longer works

Until this week, I have always been able to access 'New Private Window' option from menu. For some reason, I can no longer do so. Your help would be appreciated. … (read more)

Until this week, I have always been able to access 'New Private Window' option from menu. For some reason, I can no longer do so.

Your help would be appreciated.

Asked by Lyndab 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Fonts on new BBC News page are distorted

Recently the BBC revamped its News pages. When viewed on a Desktop PC with a screen resolution forced down to the equivalent of 1366x768 the smaller fonts look sharp. How… (read more)

Recently the BBC revamped its News pages. When viewed on a Desktop PC with a screen resolution forced down to the equivalent of 1366x768 the smaller fonts look sharp.

However, if I view the same page on a laptop with a screen resolution of 1366x768 the fonts are distorted and broken. I have combined two screenshots to show the problem.

On the left of the image below is a closeup of the laptop view and on the right is the same page when viewed on a desktop with the screen resolution altered to give a vertical res of 768.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/812217/Laptop_Desktop_Screenshot.png

I tried to upload an image but the hourglass just kept rotating. I have checked the font settings for both PCs are they are identical. So are the visual settings for Windows 7 on both PCs.

I tried searching to see if others have reported the problems I see but couldn't find anything. I'm baffled as to why the BBCsite would look so bad. I hope you can assist.

Thanks, Ray.

Asked by Ray 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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What causes Firefox to sometimes freeze when accessing the Bookmarks Library?

Firefox 37.0.2 sometimes freezes on a Windows XP Professional machine when I attempt to access my extensive Bookmarks Library. This is a new issue. I tried refreshing F… (read more)

Firefox 37.0.2 sometimes freezes on a Windows XP Professional machine when I attempt to access my extensive Bookmarks Library. This is a new issue. I tried refreshing Firefox, but that did not help.

Asked by carter39 5 years ago

Answered by carter39 5 years ago

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My firefox, after update to 37.0.2 is closing everytime I open a new tab

Hello, My firefox, after update to 37.0.2 is closing everytime I open a new tab. I started with a new profile and have the same problem. I formated my HD and instaled ev… (read more)

Hello,

My firefox, after update to 37.0.2 is closing everytime I open a new tab.

I started with a new profile and have the same problem.

I formated my HD and instaled everything again, and I still have the same problem

Regards,

Cristal

Asked by Cristal2u 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago