Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Archived

downloaded Firefox update & no longer have green security padlock

Hello community, this morning I downloaded a Firefox update only to find that my green security padlock was no longer in my browser! I have used FFox for many years and … (read more)

Hello community, this morning I downloaded a Firefox update only to find that my green security padlock was no longer in my browser! I have used FFox for many years and never had this happen before therefore am naturally concerned that my web security has been compromised. As an older peerson I am not a tech. genious and have tried re-installing Firefox, also looked at updating but it reads that updates are up to date. Can anyone help put this right please? Many thanks Rose

Asked by rosesidney 8 months ago

Answered by McCoy 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

url area change - possibly due update

To the left of the webpage URL is the 'padlock, then the 'tracker' icon .. but there used to be another icon which could be used to 'drag and drop' an icon/webpage link o… (read more)

To the left of the webpage URL is the 'padlock, then the 'tracker' icon .. but there used to be another icon which could be used to 'drag and drop' an icon/webpage link onto the desktop, but it has disappeared .. any thoughts?

Asked by CloudCatcher1 8 months ago

Answered by Joergen 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Get rid of recommendations icon in address bar.

After upgrading to FF 70.0 (64 bit) I all of a sudden have this icon near the right hand end of my address bar that when hovered is described as a 'recommendations" icon.… (read more)

After upgrading to FF 70.0 (64 bit) I all of a sudden have this icon near the right hand end of my address bar that when hovered is described as a 'recommendations" icon. I do not need my software to babysit and thin it knows how I want to use it. How do I get rid of this totally annoying and absolutely useless 'feature"?

Already have all options in Tools - Options - Privacy And Security - Firefox Data Collection and Use unchecked.


FF developers, PLEASE stop turning into Microsoft!

Asked by PCZero 8 months ago

Answered by McCoy 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

New Firefox changes do not allow connection to Amazon.com as a Potential Security Issue.

The new FF update will not let me connect with Amazon. Why do I need to do to continue to use Firefox. If it won't connect to something like Amazon, why use it? Really… (read more)

The new FF update will not let me connect with Amazon. Why do I need to do to continue to use Firefox. If it won't connect to something like Amazon, why use it? Really.

Asked by Cruiser 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

So, is it possible to reinstall Firefox 69 and uninstall Firefox 70 which I hate?

Ever since installing Firefox 70 I have been having problems with various programs seemingly changing on their own. I have a personal finance program which has dropped th… (read more)

Ever since installing Firefox 70 I have been having problems with various programs seemingly changing on their own. I have a personal finance program which has dropped the last 3 months info and I have no idea how to recover it. It has also somehow changed the entire program to a different version, but has still kept the version I have of this program, so now I have 2 personal finance records which I need to watch. All I know is I only want the original version, but I'm not what will happen if I delete the version which I believe was installed when I upgraded to Firefox 70. I have also had problems with pages loading and freezing up. If this is all caused by upgrading I do not want Firefox 70! Also, I really don't like the new colors of the "fox". Can they be changed?

Asked by Muffers 5 8 months ago

Answered by user633449 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Since reinstalling Firefox links in emails and documents dont work. Have tried all fixes suggested for "operation cancelled" message but not resolved

I re-installed firefox as it seemed to have irregular problems. After download software and installing I imported saved bookmarks. Since then every time I have tried to c… (read more)

I re-installed firefox as it seemed to have irregular problems. After download software and installing I imported saved bookmarks.

Since then every time I have tried to click on links in emails or documents on my desktop (Windows 7) I get the message "this operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. I have followed all the suggested solutions eg clearing cache, editing registry but nothing works. Firefox is my default browser.

Could something have gone wrong with new installation. Should I do it again. Or is it something else.

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for more years than I can remember and dont want to change now.

Asked by volunteer 8 months ago

Answered by volunteer 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Gmail problem after update to Catalina

In the Gmail client, I often go to the drop down menu (3 vertical dots) and choose "Filter messages like these" to sort future emails into one of the many "labels" I use.… (read more)

In the Gmail client, I often go to the drop down menu (3 vertical dots) and choose "Filter messages like these" to sort future emails into one of the many "labels" I use. I tried to do that earlier today, and the dialogue box that normally opens when I chose "Filter..." did not appear. I tried it with several emails - still no dialogue box. I then opened Google Chrome (see attached image), went to the same email in my Gmail client, and the feature worked. I suspect that the issue with using the feature in Firefox is that I upgraded to macOS 10.15 Catalina last night. I am using Firefox 70.0 for my browser as I prefer many of its features over what I have in Chrome or Safari. Please let me know if you are aware of this issue, or whether I am an outlier, having a one-off problem.

Asked by randy8 8 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

"open new tab" + button is covered by the longer width tab in version 70, how to fix this?

Since updating to version Firefox update 70, the tabs at the top of the screen seem to be longer. This has covered the + button to add a new tab. I've tried resetting eve… (read more)

Since updating to version Firefox update 70, the tabs at the top of the screen seem to be longer. This has covered the + button to add a new tab. I've tried resetting everything in customise firefox layout tool. I'm using the default theme, or dark theme, as provided with firefox. I tried each density option and they made no difference. If this isn't happening to everyone, is there something I can do to reset to even more default appearance in order to make the button visible properly? I know I can open new tabs by menu or hotkey combinations. My display choices include showing title bar, menu and bookmark bar. I have only Ublock Origin, Foxy Proxy standard and zoom image add ons.

Asked by rick_hoskins 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How do I abrogate changes in v70 to search bar?

Suddenly my search bar lists only 7 (was 6) of about 20 search engines. The command "Change Search Settings" appeared on the same line as the 6th listed engine so that cl… (read more)

Suddenly my search bar lists only 7 (was 6) of about 20 search engines. The command "Change Search Settings" appeared on the same line as the 6th listed engine so that clicking on it summoned that search engine. Now "Add Mozilla Support" appears on that line and the other command appears on the same line as the 7th engine.

Asked by ender21 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Hey folks, I can't get Firefox to load Twitter. I have no extensions and am able to get it to load in a private window. Anybody have any ideas?

I think my question pretty much sums it up. With the latest Firefox update, Twitter is no longer loading. Everything else is and Twitter loads in a private windows. I hav… (read more)

I think my question pretty much sums it up. With the latest Firefox update, Twitter is no longer loading. Everything else is and Twitter loads in a private windows. I have no extensions on this installation of Firefox.

Asked by cynthia1 8 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Latest Update Has Distored Search Engine Menu

As you can see I used User Chrome to change the view from icons to text. I simply prefer text. That said, after the recent Firefox update, as per my screenshot, this is … (read more)

As you can see I used User Chrome to change the view from icons to text. I simply prefer text. That said, after the recent Firefox update, as per my screenshot, this is what my view of the search engine menu looks like. Speaks for itself. I don't have much more to add. The menu seems compressed and not all my search engines are showing, moreover, the search engine settings are more or less overlayed over what search engines do show, however, they are unusable, if I click on them it merely does a search using whatever engine lies beneath it.

Sorry for the fuss.

Thank you.

Asked by springheel 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox 70 show empty tab bar. How to hide it again?

Since updating to Firefox 70, the tab bar is shown even if there is only one tab (it just shows the + button then). Previously, the bar was hidden if there was only one t… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 70, the tab bar is shown even if there is only one tab (it just shows the + button then). Previously, the bar was hidden if there was only one tab. This previous behavior may depend on some setting, but I don't remember if I changed any setting for that. Have *no* Add-ons installed that affect tab visibility.

How to restore the old behaviour that tab bar is hidden if there is only one tab?

Asked by xmarks1 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to stop tabs from appearing when hovering on top in fullscreen.

I am on Firefox 70.0 (64 Bit). When I am on websites in fullscreen mode, the tab section appears when hovering on top. Is there any way to disable this feature? I've alre… (read more)

I am on Firefox 70.0 (64 Bit). When I am on websites in fullscreen mode, the tab section appears when hovering on top. Is there any way to disable this feature? I've already tried the chrome.css solution but didn't work for me.

Asked by TQRL 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Is there a way to disable the "This time search with:" box in userChrome.css?

This solution https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1171243 still leaves a narrow strip under the navigation bar. Is there a way to get rid of it as well? Previousl… (read more)

This solution https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1171243 still leaves a narrow strip under the navigation bar. Is there a way to get rid of it as well?

Previously, I would use this code snippet in userChrome.css: [#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult {display: none!important;}] Then, starting with version 68 it stopped working and I found out I had to change it to this: [#urlbar-results {display: none!important;}] And after Firefox updated to version 70 it quit working.

Asked by Chandelier 8 months ago

Answered by Chandelier 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox is already running on computer restart

My computer becomes unresponsive at times while Firefox is running. I restart it. When it is back up, Firefox with all the open tabs prior to the computer is still runnin… (read more)

My computer becomes unresponsive at times while Firefox is running. I restart it. When it is back up, Firefox with all the open tabs prior to the computer is still running. Every other application has to be restarted. Why is this? How is it setup to do this?

Asked by kevinpetteys 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Unknown "List All Tabs" Option on Tabs Bar

Firefox 70.0 x64. I have a number of add-ons installed, but have reviewed their options and don't seem to find an explanation. As shown in the image, there is a down arro… (read more)

Firefox 70.0 x64. I have a number of add-ons installed, but have reviewed their options and don't seem to find an explanation.

As shown in the image, there is a down arrow character, more like an inverted caret, at the right end of my tabs bar. When I mouse over it, it says, "List all tabs." If I click on it, that's what it does: it lists the currently open tabs. But it seems to exist only after I've added a newly opened tab, as distinct from restoring previously opened tabs. In Customize, it is grayed out and refuses to be dragged away.

Any ideas where this might have come from, or how I could proceed to find out?

Asked by raywood 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago