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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 2 years ago

Answered by Marina43182 2 years ago

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Selecting specific search results in google

Mission is to select some of my google search results (links) in order to copy their urls using Firefox add-on Copy Selected links. It use to work that by pressing Ctrl I… (read more)

Mission is to select some of my google search results (links) in order to copy their urls using Firefox add-on Copy Selected links. It use to work that by pressing Ctrl I could select with mouse left button different links in search results but now it is selecting all previous links as well and I cannot have a control over the selections. I want only some of the links in google not all. Are you able to help me?

Asked by erik27 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Are there any tricks to getting a Chrome URL page as the new tab?

The one and only website that I want as my new tab is a bit laggy and takes a while to load, probably because of CloudFlare. And I'd like to have a huge page to see all o… (read more)

The one and only website that I want as my new tab is a bit laggy and takes a while to load, probably because of CloudFlare.

And I'd like to have a huge page to see all of my bookmarks in, to make it easier to organize my bookmarks. Instead of using the bookmarks sidebar or the Library window.

So I thought why not combine the two things that I want? Make my new tab open up to the Chrome bookmarks page, and then if I want that laggy website it can be one of the top bookmarks listed. Or if I want to organize and see my other bookmarks instead, I can just ignore that top bookmark and focus on the other bookmarks.

Well my New Tab URL won't let me and it is a Firefox restriction so he couldn't add the feature even if he wanted to.

But surely there is a trick or workaround that might not involve extensions?

If so, please let me know.

I want chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml as my new tab page.

The extension was changing it to http://chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml which broke it.

Asked by gaveitatry 2 years ago

Answered by gaveitatry 2 years ago

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I want to switch between the results of a google search and open some in new tabs.

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore: The search results of an inter… (read more)

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore:

The search results of an internet search (let's say google search results) show up in firefox one after the other. When I move my hand to the mouse and Strg + click I can open selected search results in new tabs. From the keyboard I can only use Tab to navigate from element to element - but not from search result to search result as I want.

Is there a possibility to move quickly from search result to search result? To skip all the not interesting elements? To "tab" through all these links, the maps, the ads takes ages...

Would be great if someone knew the old function in firefox at least.

ami

Asked by ami 2 years ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 2 years ago

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Disable web push notifications popup but keep notifications

Recently the web push notifications got a popup UI that is really disturbing. Show up on all desktops etc., it interrupts me in what I’m doing. I really very strongly dis… (read more)

Recently the web push notifications got a popup UI that is really disturbing. Show up on all desktops etc., it interrupts me in what I’m doing. I really very strongly dislike this change.

I would like to revert to how it was before (pre-76.0 ? Not sure exactly which version): - notifications get sent to my desktop/OS’s notification center (running OpenSuse + KDE), - no popup is displayed when a notification is triggered.

That way: - notifications will respect the OS « do not disturb » mode, - notifications get shown through a unified UI for all applications, - I can pick how « interrupting » I want each notification to be, - In particular I can focus while on my computer without being interrupted, and poll the notifications occasionally.

Is there a way (maybe a about:config option) to keep notifications but disable the popup behaviour?

Asked by Luc 2 years ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 2 years ago

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I have never seen such a STUPID program!!! Where did your programmers learn programming? I would had been kicked out of work 50 years ago for such a progran...

I have never seen such a STUPID program!!! Where did your programmers learn programming? I would had been kicked out of work 50 years ago for such a program...?' … (read more)

I have never seen such a STUPID program!!! Where did your programmers learn programming? I would had been kicked out of work 50 years ago for such a program...?'

Asked by Edward z laseczką 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Restoring session

Hi, is it possible to restore two sessions back? After restarting the computer, I accidentally opened and closed a new session, and in the previous one I had many importa… (read more)

Hi, is it possible to restore two sessions back? After restarting the computer, I accidentally opened and closed a new session, and in the previous one I had many important tabs open. Is it possible to recover them?

Asked by d.a.wojcicka 1 year ago

Last reply by d.a.wojcicka 1 year ago

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How can I preview various types of text files in firefox?

I recently switched to firefox from chrome and am enjoying it for the most part, but have one thing that drives me crazy. When I click on a link for a file such as a YAML… (read more)

I recently switched to firefox from chrome and am enjoying it for the most part, but have one thing that drives me crazy. When I click on a link for a file such as a YAML file, the only options I have are to open the file in another application or save the file to disk. Most of the time, this is not what I want. I really just need to take a quick look at the file to understand its contents.

Is there a way to set firefox to automatically display the file contents in-browser rather than requiring a separate application?

Asked by Vorticity 1 year ago

Last reply by Andrew 1 year ago

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How to Download Spotify FREE content

Hello, I want to download some content from Spotify (free) in Firefox. What maybe couldhelp is the fact that I could eliminate any commercial breaks, but I actually dont … (read more)

Hello, I want to download some content from Spotify (free) in Firefox. What maybe couldhelp is the fact that I could eliminate any commercial breaks, but I actually dont know how. Sometimes Spotify wants to start some adds but after a few seconds the audiobook or whatever keeps on running. Does Spotify in some way "respect" my adblocke (ublocker origin, noScript,Private badgerr?) The idea now is,van I also download Content from spotify with anyozillaa addon. Thx for help so far Harry b. fron Germany

Asked by Harald Bachtenkirch 1 year ago

Last reply by yogyta kalwar 1 year ago

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Library History Searching

So on Win 7 you can put into your search kind:=picture and it will show you every image file on your PC from png to bmp to jpg to gif. Can I do the same thing in the fire… (read more)

So on Win 7 you can put into your search kind:=picture and it will show you every image file on your PC from png to bmp to jpg to gif.

Can I do the same thing in the firefox history search and find all image types in one go?

Is there someway I can type in a keyword in the history search like kind:=picture and just get ever image type?

Asked by MellyWelly 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox v77 enlarging URL bar

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent.… (read more)

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent. I find this behavior annoying and unnecessary for me. Actually, I think this is just plain dumb. The text does not enlarge, just the URL box. Is there a way that I may be able to disable this behavior, thank you.

Asked by Dad1966 1 year ago

Answered by Dad1966 1 year ago

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What can I do to compensate for the terrible spell check ability of Firefox/Thunderbird

I use mostly Chrome browser but it's such a resource, memory and storage hog I've been using FF more. However, while spell check technically works, it's simply terrible … (read more)

I use mostly Chrome browser but it's such a resource, memory and storage hog I've been using FF more. However, while spell check technically works, it's simply terrible and frustrating to use. With Chrome, I hardly had to add words to my dictionary while with FF/TB many essential basic words are flagged.

I read some other posts where FF flags most words, that's not my gripe. The dictionary is pathetic. I can't even find any add-ons/extensions that provide a greater vocabulary.

Are there some tips and tricks besides adding words one can use here?

Asked by Confused_is_me 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Is there any way to make Mozilla Firefox automatically rename downloaded files of the same name like Chrome does?

When I right-click on an image in Chrome, and choose `save as`, it doesn't ask me for a new file name if a file with the same name exists in the folder. It just adds a `(… (read more)

When I right-click on an image in Chrome, and choose `save as`, it doesn't ask me for a new file name if a file with the same name exists in the folder. It just adds a `(1)` suffix to the filename automatically. However, in Firefox, it asks me to type a new file name if the directory contains a file with the same name. Is there any under-the-hood switch to fix this behavior? ( BTW my download option is set to "Save files to Downloads without asking me every time" ) Sounds like a simple problem but imagine you need to download 100 images from a web page and every file on the server is named `image.jpg`.

Asked by taseron 1 year ago

Last reply by taseron 1 year ago

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Run as Administrator Prompting to Make Changes to Computer - Found a Solution to Disable

Like many folks, I have somehow toggled 'Run as Administrator' and then become frustrated as Firefox asks every single time a tab or page opens if I want 'to allow Firefo… (read more)

Like many folks, I have somehow toggled 'Run as Administrator' and then become frustrated as Firefox asks every single time a tab or page opens if I want 'to allow Firefox to make changes to your computer'. Frustrating.

I've seen several answers to go to the 'Compatibility' tab and uncheck 'Run as Administrator' - but that did not seem to be solving the problem. I know it didn't for me!

It seems there is ANOTHER place to deactivate 'Run as Administrator'...and it supersedes the Compatibility input.

Firefox Properties => Shortcut => Advanced. Uncheck 'Run as Administrator'. The problem was solved for me, hope it works for you, too!

Asked by ciesicki.matt 1 year ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 1 year ago

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Expanding Address Bar

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer app… (read more)

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer appears to be possible. Why do Mozilla insist on user no longer having that option. I seem no longer to be able to use Firefox. It seems to be the domain of the computer-tech savvy and not a browser for ordinary jerks like me who don't understand a word of the jargon and have difficulty following what seem to be simple tasks to other users. All I want to do is stop that irritating expanding address bar but it seems like I have to become a fully skilled coder just to be able to get into a regular-joe website. It's not what I signed up for. Help? Anybody...?

Asked by mckendrick 1 year ago

Last reply by plasmafire 1 year ago