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How and where can one configure how tabs are created/managed? Why is TAB management so primitive, clunky and inconsistent in Firefox?

I used to use an add-on for TAB management in older Firefox versions, because the way Firefox handles tab-configuration is generally horrid. I had hoped that would be fix… (read more)

I used to use an add-on for TAB management in older Firefox versions, because the way Firefox handles tab-configuration is generally horrid. I had hoped that would be fixed in the latest version, but it is NOT. If the Firefox team prides itself on delivering a fast and user-friendly browser, why can't it allow users to configure tabs :

-where they are created (at the end, at the beginning, right next to the actual tab, on the right or left of the actual tab) -whether a new tab can be created with a double click on the titlebar, or right-clicking the titlebar or an existing tab -whether we want a list of followed tabs and/or history or not -to show only right-menu options for tab-management that I need / want OR to add menu options I'd like for tab-management

Right now my experience of how tabs react, is downright irritating and inconsistent (and if has guided me more than once to the about:config page in a desperate attempt to make tabs at the very least consistent) I love using Firefox (it all started with Netscape really) and I wouldn't use any other browser if possible, but, guys and girls... please fix the usability and flexibility of tabs... it would make firefox the right tool for EVERY browsing job Thanks

Asked by technemoira 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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What did you do to the Bookmarks with this latest update!!!! I can't figure out how to get my bookmarked page into the folder I wanted it into.

For the life of me I can't figure out why you change things that are clearly working. Like changing the tabs to black a few updates ago. They are harder to see now. I t… (read more)

For the life of me I can't figure out why you change things that are clearly working. Like changing the tabs to black a few updates ago. They are harder to see now.

I tried to bookmark a page and when I did I couldn't find the folder that I normally put it into. I can't find any of my folders. Please go back to the way you had it. It was simple and easy. This is just too complicated.

Asked by bev0319 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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How do I restore the right click, add bookmark behavior to the way it was before Quatum broke it?

Before the Quantum release, I would right click the mouse, click the star and the bookmark menu would appear with the most used folder list. Now, this behavior has chang… (read more)

Before the Quantum release, I would right click the mouse, click the star and the bookmark menu would appear with the most used folder list. Now, this behavior has changed to only drop you at the top level of the bookmark tree. Yes, I know I can use the bookmark icon on the toolbar, That is not as convenient as right clicking the mouse. PLEASE stop degrading the UI. how can I restore the old mouse behavior?

Asked by ItAntBrokePlsDontFix 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can the white flash when reloading be changed to dark gray?

I like dark themes, they are easy on the eyes especially north of the equator. When you reload any web page there is a brief white flash before the web page is drawn, ca… (read more)

I like dark themes, they are easy on the eyes especially north of the equator.

When you reload any web page there is a brief white flash before the web page is drawn, can this be changed to a different color, e.g. dark gray? The white flash is distracting especially if you have a browser running on a second monitor, and blinding if on the primary monitor.

I have tried various dark themes, as well as .CSS files, nothing makes a difference. It seems to be a default built in feature of Firefox version 62.0?

Asked by hotchillies 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox 62 visual appearance: The active tab looks like it is _behind_ the tabs next to it.

The active one of several tabs looks like it is recessed between his neighbouring tabs. Frequently I close the tab next to it in an attempt to close the active tab. This … (read more)

The active one of several tabs looks like it is recessed between his neighbouring tabs. Frequently I close the tab next to it in an attempt to close the active tab. This is quite annoying, as I can not get used to it, still. I am a computer user since the early 1980s and I usually avoid such mistakes, easily. Apparently this detail of the current interface design is counterintuitive and would benefit from a gentle refinement.

However, I would like to ask for the motivation of this change in style (please excuse the wording, as I am not a native speaker of English). Probably I will get used to it if only I knew the underlying design rule.

(Firefox 62.0 with Mac OS X 10.13.6)

Asked by sfx1 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Restore previous session does not work anymore (version 62)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time#w_restore-the-previous-session-every-time-you-open-firefox The option to restore previous session … (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time#w_restore-the-previous-session-every-time-you-open-firefox

The option to restore previous session on start up does not work now. Firefox asks to close all the tabs and loads homepage on startup.

Asked by Filip373 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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What's with the back button?

I've looked through a few previous posts but there are no answers. I got off of Chrome today and each time I do I realize why I go back to Chrome. This back button will n… (read more)

I've looked through a few previous posts but there are no answers. I got off of Chrome today and each time I do I realize why I go back to Chrome. This back button will not go back after many mashes unless I reload the page a time or two which is annoying. I don't want to have any dealings with google but this would do it.

I've read that I need a fresh reinstall. I just downloaded the browser once again. How has something this simple not been fixed after all of this time?

I guess I'll ask once more. How do I correct this? Please no tech jargon. Simple steps. I appreciate it.

Tom

Asked by tombaka 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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How to Disable Quick Find Hotkeys (" ' " and "/")?

Problem: Unable to disable/modify default Quick Find keybindings (the apostrophe key and the forward slash key). Attempted (and Failed) Solutions: (1) Not able to use Mur… (read more)

Problem:

Unable to disable/modify default Quick Find keybindings (the apostrophe key and the forward slash key).

Attempted (and Failed) Solutions:

(1) Not able to use Murphy's solution (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1215667), because there is no 'Options' subheading in my 3-bar drop-down menu and I am otherwise unable to find a 'Browsing' subheading.

(2) Not able to use cor-el's solution (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/984845), because the modification suggested is no longer supported by my version of Firefox (61.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Xenial).

(3) Not able to use suggestion at https://techdows.com/2018/06/disable-quick-find-firefox.html, because ‘accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual‘ preference is not listed. Toggling value of 'accessibility.typeaheadfind', 'accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar', and 'accessibility.typeaheadfind.linksonly' did not disable Quick Find after restarting Firefox.

(4) I also tried adding the preference 'searchkeys.disable.all' to 'about:config' and setting its boolean value to 'true' (I am unable to recall source of this suggestion), but it also did not work.

Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your time and effort!

Asked by trisafotp 2 years ago

Answered by trisafotp 2 years ago

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How do I fix this -- when I try to bookmark something, only a few of my folders show to choose from?

Firefox updated and now my bookmarks are wonky. I can't edit existing ones and when I create a new one and hit "choose" to select a folder to put it in, only a half dozen… (read more)

Firefox updated and now my bookmarks are wonky. I can't edit existing ones and when I create a new one and hit "choose" to select a folder to put it in, only a half dozen of my folders show up. I have something like thirty folders! Where are they? And how do I get them to show up again?

Asked by KathyRa 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Can I change "insecure connection" for one site?

When I open my router in a browser, I get the insecure-connection warning before the site connects. I want to get rid of that warning for the router; after all, it's int… (read more)

When I open my router in a browser, I get the insecure-connection warning before the site connects. I want to get rid of that warning for the router; after all, it's internal to my network, and I browse through a private VPN. I know how to get rid of the insecure-connection warning for all sites, through about:config, but I don't know how to teach the browser that this particular site (192.168.1.1) is secure.

Can someone teach me (a very difficult task) how to teach the browser (probably a very simple task) about that one site? Thanks very much.

Asked by WTig3ner 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Is it possible to place the tab bar below the website? (to the complete bottom of the firefox windows)

I just updated to Firefox Quantum. And now the tab bar is in the upper half of the screen. I'm used to it in the bottom of the firefox window. I managed it to get the tab… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox Quantum. And now the tab bar is in the upper half of the screen. I'm used to it in the bottom of the firefox window. I managed it to get the tab bar just above the content of the webpage but I dont get it moved to the bottom of the FIrefox windows. Does anyone can help?

Asked by JYPDWhite 2 years ago

Last reply by JYPDWhite 2 years ago

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When I click on the bookmark star to bookmark a page I no longer get the drop down option that shows my folders.

This changed several days ago. Now when I click the star I only get the option to bookmark under "other bookmarks", "toolbar", or "bookmarks menu". Previously I could c… (read more)

This changed several days ago. Now when I click the star I only get the option to bookmark under "other bookmarks", "toolbar", or "bookmarks menu". Previously I could click on one of my bookmark folders to place the bookmarked page there.

Asked by tomtoren 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years 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