Remove the minimize, maximize, and close buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar … (read more)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar of apps. The does not work in Firefox, minimize, maximize & close remain. I'm assuming this is related to Firefox's ability to remove the title bar all together so tabs can be at the top. The Firefox Customize... page allows you to change just about everything else in the UI except these three buttons.

Is there a way to remove Firefox's minimize, maximize and close buttons?

In case it matters I really only care about the Close button (not Close tab) because GNOME Tweaks lets you remove the minimize & maximize buttons from all apps.

Thanks

Asked by Elias K Gardner 4 hours ago

Deleting cookies and cache

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically de… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro

Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically deleted on exit from Firefox with no problem. Now I can not delete them for some reason. Even when I try manually to "Clear Data" and also manually clear all History (all sub-menus checked to be cleared). When I restart and open an online newsletter, normally I have to sign in. I don NOT have passwords checked to be saved in FF options and never did. But now with the new version it just auto signs me into that website. I do NOT want my passwords saved/remembered, nor any of my other info, etc! It is really annoying and not secure if FF is now saving information we don't want it to! What is going on here? How do I resolve and get back the way I had it before the update? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I don't want to start from scratch by clearing out Firefox totally or messing with my profile. I have too much customization to start over from scratch. (That would be like asking somebody to reinstall Windows entirely when something minor goes haywire!)

Asked by msg_824 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Sample CA 2 eror

Installed the latest version of Firefox. Tried to change home page to www.google.com/news and got an Sample CA 2 error page. I then tried to access financial, shopping … (read more)

Installed the latest version of Firefox. Tried to change home page to www.google.com/news and got an Sample CA 2 error page. I then tried to access financial, shopping and other common links to get the same results. I got into a chat with McAfee and they sent be back to you. I have tried turning off firewall, and other features and nothing improved. I am running McAfee Total Protection on Windows 10. Suggestions?

Asked by LRB 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Firefox won't load, got error message

My neighbor is having a problem with Firefox that has just appeared (see attached jpeg). When trying to load Firefox an error message appears basically saying "the applic… (read more)

My neighbor is having a problem with Firefox that has just appeared (see attached jpeg). When trying to load Firefox an error message appears basically saying "the application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect" . Whatever that means. It tells you to do a trace program from the command prompt but that didn't result in anything.

At the same time we are noticing that the desktop short cut says " Firefox -Copy-Copy-Copy-Copy -Copy" May not be related.

Any one seen this before? What do we do next?

Thank you

Ron

Asked by merrittrh 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Unable to see text

I accidentally set my text and screen display the same color. Now I am unable to see anything in Firefox. I am using MacOS. I have attempted to check the Application Supp… (read more)

I accidentally set my text and screen display the same color. Now I am unable to see anything in Firefox. I am using MacOS. I have attempted to check the Application Support to modify the folder that stores the preferences folder, but Firefox is not listed. Thanks

Asked by twimberly83 7 hours ago

Permissions section of Site Information panel is wrong?

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041 I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security. When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info… (read more)

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041

I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security.

When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info panel, image attached. When I choose X, the icon disappears; it says "a refresh might be necessary". When i refresh, the icon is back. No google cookie is listed in "Cookies and site data"

I refreshed firefox, reapplied my preferences. Problem persists.

I first noticed it this afternoon; it does not happen with Firefox 85, same privacy settings.

Is there something I can do to change this behaviour?

Thanks.

-merina

Asked by merina 8 hours ago

How can I change my update channel?

I was using the beta update channel, but with the recent release, I downloaded and installed 85.0 instead of upgrading to the 86 beta. This seems to have worked fine, but… (read more)

I was using the beta update channel, but with the recent release, I downloaded and installed 85.0 instead of upgrading to the 86 beta. This seems to have worked fine, but About Firefox is still showing me as being on the beta update channel and asking me to upgrade to the 86 beta. How can I get on the release update channel so I can turn on automatic updates again?

Asked by dbuchfuhrer 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

Print problems after Firefox 85 update on Windows 7 machine

Firefox was auto-updated to 85 yesterday on a Windows 7 computer I use regularly. After the update it will no longer print when I use the print icon. I have to use Ctrl-P… (read more)

Firefox was auto-updated to 85 yesterday on a Windows 7 computer I use regularly. After the update it will no longer print when I use the print icon. I have to use Ctrl-P. When I click the print icon in the toolbar (or select it from the drop-down in the menu), the preview window comes up, at which point I hit the Print button. Then the print dialog box (where I choose the printer, page count, etc) appears next to the preview, as it always did. I set the print options as I always do, hit the Print button in the dialog box and it flashes but does not print. The preview does not go away and the print dialog box does not go away. As if that's not enough, it locks Firefox up. I can still make selections in the dialog box but I cannot close it and clicking buttons on it or on the Firefox window in the background does nothing. I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del and end the Firefox process. If I use Ctrl-P the preview does not come up (which appears to be the only difference between the two printing methods), I make the same selections in the dialog box, hit the Print button, and it works... FYI - This same computer was used daily for printing from Firefox before the 85 update with NO problems. The Firefox update is the only thing that has changed and this problem is unique to Firefox. (I switched to Chrome to confirm.) I have tried restarting the machine and starting Firefox in safe mode (and clearing cache, although I doubt that would do anything) and the problem persists.

Asked by kevin_kruger 10 hours ago

Last reply by fuffberry 9 hours ago

I'm running lates version of firefox with windows ten. Adobe keeps tellin me to uninstall flash player. How do i do this and what replaces it??

I'm running the latest version of firefox mozilla with windows ten on my desktop. Adobe is sending messages to "Uninstall" flash player. How do i do this? And what re… (read more)

I'm running the latest version of firefox mozilla with windows ten on my desktop. Adobe is sending messages to "Uninstall" flash player. How do i do this? And what replaces the function flash player performed.

Ramon Canada

Asked by raboud 1 day ago

Last reply by James 9 hours ago

DRM (Spotify) not working

When trying to use Spotify on Firefox, a yellow banner with "Firefox is Installing Components Needed to Play the Audio or Video on This Page. Please Try Again Later." wil… (read more)

When trying to use Spotify on Firefox, a yellow banner with "Firefox is Installing Components Needed to Play the Audio or Video on This Page. Please Try Again Later." will display and no music is able to be played.

After seeing this I went through a dozen separate help pages/previous answers ranging from making sure DRM is enabled (this is a DRM issue too, Netflix gives the same banner), starting in safe mode, deleting cookies, reinstalling widevine and toggling a few options in about:config but nothing seems to work

Running Spotify in a different browser also worked, but I'd love to stick with Firefox as much as I can, any help would be appreciated!

Asked by ezra 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

New Tab Top Sites Icon Background Color

Background I have recently made a modification to my Firefox profile folder to allow the New Tab page to have a background image, but now I am noticing some strange behav… (read more)

Background

I have recently made a modification to my Firefox profile folder to allow the New Tab page to have a background image, but now I am noticing some strange behavior.

When first running Firefox it looks like this.

As you can see, for the sites that don't have a high-quality favicon available, Firefox uses a letter and the low-quality favicon. What I'm pointing out here is that the background for these is transparent.

However, when I open some sites and navigate around, I come back to see this.

There is now no visible letter and the background color for these icons have changed to white. I cannot seem to reproduce this, it just eventually happens after regular use.

This can be fixed by closing the browser and reopening it, but obviously, that's an inconvenience.

Question

Is there a way I can force the icon backgrounds to be transparent, or at least change the solid color to something more fitting to the theme? If possible, please let me know if there is a reason this is happening.

Note: I would rather not resort to setting a custom thumbnail for each of these because I like the way Firefox handles it by default. I'm just looking to fix the "ugly" white background that comes out of nowhere.

Asked by VoidTwo 11 hours ago

Firefox keeps crashing entire computer every day

Hi, I have a big issue with Firefox crashing my computer, every day. I have many tabs open but this problem started occuring just a few days ago. Would really appreciate … (read more)

Hi,

I have a big issue with Firefox crashing my computer, every day. I have many tabs open but this problem started occuring just a few days ago. Would really appreciate any clues on what could be causing this.

Here are my crash reports:

bp-39de7cd9-4a79-44cb-a5d0-1abe30210127 bp-27b0e547-3bea-496b-9288-885700210127 bp-2d9c8aa7-6502-4007-9f35-83b870210127 bp-aa89909a-cd4a-456f-ba3c-c47480210127 bp-3d32d88d-25f3-4b05-afee-ca1820210127 bp-8ea13769-6d05-4762-8848-0cebc0210127

I have tried disabling webGL, as well as disabling hardware acceleration etc. Also, the crashes usually happen after >1h of usage. I have 32gb of RAM and lots of charts open in my tabs, so not sure if its a memory or graphics issue.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by saemol 19 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

Sites loading slowly :-/

Hello, i have problem with slow loading websites of my shop (build on Prestashop v. 1.7.6.5) in Firefox. I did not notice this kind of malfunction in Edge or Chrome. I wa… (read more)

Hello, i have problem with slow loading websites of my shop (build on Prestashop v. 1.7.6.5) in Firefox. I did not notice this kind of malfunction in Edge or Chrome. I was trying check "performace tool" from developer tools in Firefox "Options". What is amazing, if i start record activity in this tool, this problem does not appeare. If i swicth off recording mode. Sites again are loading slowly. Can anyone advice where should i look for solution? Thanks in advance.

Asked by andrzej.dymnicki 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

Loading Firefox

When I bring up Firefox, the screen always says "This file cannot be found, etc." Is this normal? This is always the first page. What do I do, if anything? I have to hit … (read more)

When I bring up Firefox, the screen always says "This file cannot be found, etc." Is this normal? This is always the first page. What do I do, if anything? I have to hit new tab+ to get the home page.

Asked by lao1wine 16 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

Hi I have been a user of firefox for a number of years. recently the message shown in subject has started rearing its ugly head. this is happening with electronic supplie… (read more)

Hi I have been a user of firefox for a number of years. recently the message shown in subject has started rearing its ugly head. this is happening with electronic supplier websites like Farnell and RS components. site which have as before not been a problem in the past.

Not sure if this is a bug or not

Regards Andrew

Asked by andrew131 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Backing up Firefox data from mobile/ipad

So I forgot my Firefox account password, but it is open on my android and ipad but not on the main laptop browser. I don't want to reset my password since I need my data,… (read more)

So I forgot my Firefox account password, but it is open on my android and ipad but not on the main laptop browser. I don't want to reset my password since I need my data, so the only way I see is backing up data from mobile and then pushing it to the laptop. How this is possible? Also, can why I cannot login on laptop with scanning a QR code? Any method I can use to login to my account without the password?

Asked by barish2003 16 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago