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Separate search engine for private mode missing, no option to search selected text in private mode

In firefox 77 I could choose different search engine for example duckduckgo as default search engine in private mode. In 78.0.1 this setting is missing, no way to search … (read more)

In firefox 77 I could choose different search engine for example duckduckgo as default search engine in private mode. In 78.0.1 this setting is missing, no way to search selected text privately or set different search engine for private mode. Only workaround is to go to about:config and enable "browser.search.separatePrivateDefault.ui.enabled". This fixes both problems. Is this still in beta and not officially available or are my settings wrong?

Asked by Piterk 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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find location of single bookmark in bookmark folder

I want to find and display the location of a single bookmark in the entire bookmark folder. I can search my bookmarks using key words and display the bookmarks with the s… (read more)

I want to find and display the location of a single bookmark in the entire bookmark folder. I can search my bookmarks using key words and display the bookmarks with the search terms. However, what I want to know is which bookmark folder the found bookmark is located in. Is there a way to identify that. Thanks.

Asked by jestengel 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Mouse pointer keeps spinning for up to 40 seconds after launch

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 s… (read more)

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 seconds after launch. This does not seem to affect usability but is visually unpleasant. I have done the following things: 1. Start in Safe Mode: The spinning mouse pointer is no longer spinning after launch. 2. Disabled all plugins and extension and launch Firefox: The pointer keeps spinning. 3. Downloaded Firefox 80 and launched: Pointer keeps spinning. 4. Changed home page to a blank screen: Pointer keeps spinning. 5. Uninstalled Firefox ESR and re-installed: Pointer keeps spinning. 6. Checked for viruses, trojans, and other malware: none found.

Interestingly, if I launch Firefox ESR from a terminal (eg "firefox-esr &") the spinning mouse pointer is not present. HMMMM! This is the command that is used in the desktop icon: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u . Is there a problem with that command. I may modify that command and see what happens. Feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by jsamcr 1 week ago

Answered by jsamcr 1 week ago

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I lost the bookmark star button from next to the address bar.

Similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1173871. I accidentally clicked on remove this from address bar (thinking that would remove the bookmark). I ran in… (read more)

Similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1173871. I accidentally clicked on remove this from address bar (thinking that would remove the bookmark).

I ran into https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1173871 with no solution but finally figured out how to add it back. But that thread was archived and closed. So I could not respond with a answer. Opening a new thread with to post the answer. Hoping that it will help others like myself who ran into this issue.

Asked by varun 1 day ago

Answered by varun 1 day ago

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when i try to log in to my bank account i keep getting an error message

when i try to log in to my bank account i keep getting error message 1007# the username and password are correct, yet when i log in with google chrome there is no problem… (read more)

when i try to log in to my bank account i keep getting error message 1007# the username and password are correct, yet when i log in with google chrome there is no problem!!?

Asked by Em 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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The ability to close the tab on the right should not be a submenu.

When it became version 78.0.2, the menu to close the tab on the right side was gone and I was very confused. As a result, it was pushed into the submenu. I've been using … (read more)

When it became version 78.0.2, the menu to close the tab on the right side was gone and I was very confused. As a result, it was pushed into the submenu. I've been using Firefox because it has a menu to close the tab on the right, but if I can't immediately access this feature, I should consider switching browsers. Please move this menu from sub to main as soon as possible.

Asked by ami4 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Since FF 78 my browser tab bar is black instead of dark transparent (even when changing to light mode) on MacOS

Pretty much like the title says, FF 78 shows me a solid black, instead of slight translucent, tab bar (background), when I changed to light theme it stayed black too. Any… (read more)

Pretty much like the title says, FF 78 shows me a solid black, instead of slight translucent, tab bar (background), when I changed to light theme it stayed black too.

Any way to solve this?

Asked by Yves 3 months ago

Answered by Yves 3 months ago

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home page custom url + standard info as overlay over custom url

I followed the instructions to show image as custom url (thanks), but now my normal home page data doesn't show up. I would like the normal data, favorite sites, article … (read more)

I followed the instructions to show image as custom url (thanks), but now my normal home page data doesn't show up. I would like the normal data, favorite sites, article recommendations..., to show up as a clickable overlay over the custom-url-background.

also, pressing c-t nets a second tab, but now it doesn't show the custom background but does show the normal home-screen information. Is there a way to combine the two?

Asked by tomsawyerinsanjose 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Amazon Assistant snoops and popsup on screen

When I shop online on various sites, (Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart, etc.) Amazon Assistant slides over the content suggesting a purchase on Amazon. How do I (1) stop Amaz… (read more)

When I shop online on various sites, (Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart, etc.) Amazon Assistant slides over the content suggesting a purchase on Amazon. How do I (1) stop Amazon from getting my search results and (2) halt the popups on my screen?

Asked by George of F.O. 3 months ago

Answered by philipp 3 months ago

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ebay display changed after firefox update It is unusable,how to revert back to classic view?

Since recent firefox update ,ebay display has changed to a blank white page with blue writing on left side,unable to view pictures (classic view).Have read forums etc and… (read more)

Since recent firefox update ,ebay display has changed to a blank white page with blue writing on left side,unable to view pictures (classic view).Have read forums etc and have managed to restore (saved changes) but reverts back .It is o.k on other browser ,any help or should I just ditch fire fox after 15yrs

Asked by mik_rik 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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New tabs ALWAYS open to the right of the last open tab, not to the right of current tab

Hi -- As of the latest version of Firefox (v78.0.2 x64), all new tabs open at the end of the list of current tabs. If I only had a few tabs open, that MIGHT be okay, but… (read more)

Hi --

As of the latest version of Firefox (v78.0.2 x64), all new tabs open at the end of the list of current tabs. If I only had a few tabs open, that MIGHT be okay, but since I keep many open, it's incredibly annoying. All I want is to open a new tab and have it appear to the right of the current tab. So far...

  • I've tried setting "browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent" to true, with no effect.
  • I've tried the add-on "Always Right", with no effect.

Since I've noticed this behavior in many previous versions of FF, I doubt that uninstall/reinstall will address the problem, so I didn't try.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance to all!

Dave

Asked by davethebatman 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox not showing images on some sites

I suddenly have a problem with Firefox NOT showing certain images (linked ones I think) on various websites. It's not across the board, just about a dozen or so websites.… (read more)

I suddenly have a problem with Firefox NOT showing certain images (linked ones I think) on various websites. It's not across the board, just about a dozen or so websites.

I briefly got some kind of Webp message that quickly blinked off before I could see what it said. I'm including two screenshots to show the problem I'm having.

Asked by Black Knyght 2 months ago

Answered by Black Knyght 2 months ago

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When I click in the address bar, a list of social media and recently visited sites pops up. How do I permanently stop this?

Please take me step by step through the process of making this new, wonderful "feature" disappear and never come back. I find the unwanted pop up (pop down, since it show… (read more)

Please take me step by step through the process of making this new, wonderful "feature" disappear and never come back. I find the unwanted pop up (pop down, since it shows below the address bar?) annoying, intrusive (I don't want any suggestions unless I ask for them) and sometimes it covers important information.

TIA

Asked by newsletters 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Why others can use my account to login the browser?

The old PC which I used and uninstalled. (I also disconnected this PC at the account manager.)But others use this and install the firefox again. They didnot need to login… (read more)

The old PC which I used and uninstalled. (I also disconnected this PC at the account manager.)But others use this and install the firefox again. They didnot need to login my account. When the firefox install and login automatically. Everything of my password and bookmark have been share as well.

Asked by alex_nil 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Locking Preferences

So I'm trying to lock the preferences on the privacy & security options. I currently have a .js file named autoconfig.js in my "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defau… (read more)

So I'm trying to lock the preferences on the privacy & security options. I currently have a .js file named autoconfig.js in my "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref" I also have mozilla.cfg in my "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox".

When I go to the about:config however it is not greyed out or locked in anyway. I was wondering if anyone could spot what I'm doing wrong.

Yes my File name extensions is on.

Asked by carsonschutter 3 months ago

Answered by carsonschutter 3 months ago

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automatic logout of google and microsoft

Somewhere, I clicked a box and I deeply regret it. Every since then every time I turn the computer off or it goes to sleep I have to login to Google and Microsoft apps. L… (read more)

Somewhere, I clicked a box and I deeply regret it. Every since then every time I turn the computer off or it goes to sleep I have to login to Google and Microsoft apps. Logging in to the computer is fine, but any time I use google search I have to log into my google account. All day long I'm logging into my google account. the same with online microsoft apps; onedrive, word, onenote, etc. I used to have to log in to these things only after turning the computer off. Now it's a constant state of affairs. Help.

Asked by bill1758 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Removing pinned site from address bar

I am trying to remove a pinned site from my address bar. It seems stuck. Things I have tried: Pinning the tab, then unpinning Removing the site bookmark Using the key… (read more)

I am trying to remove a pinned site from my address bar. It seems stuck. Things I have tried:

  • Pinning the tab, then unpinning
  • Removing the site bookmark
  • Using the keyboard to select the site in the address bar and then hitting delete, also tried shift + delete

I am on version 78.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10.

Asked by hessian13 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago