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Unable to change display back to black text on white background. PLease help!

Please advise how to revert back to old display. It changed with latest update. I am in tears as simply cannot read this light text on black background. I am seeing blurr… (read more)

Please advise how to revert back to old display. It changed with latest update. I am in tears as simply cannot read this light text on black background. I am seeing blurry, squinting to try focus and getting headache. Spent over an hour trying to follow steps on internet to restore old settings. . Nothing worked. Colour panel in settings shows text selection as black, background as white. But that is not what it's doing. Desperate, else need to set up another default browser. Cannot work like this. Thanks in advance

Asked by southernkestrel 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Google.com Results screen looks totally different in Firefox on this machine only

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from mult… (read more)

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from multiple backups yet it still shows up like the first picture? on other machines when I use firefox I dont have this issue and I dont have the issue if I use another browser to call up something from google.

Any help someone could give would be appreciated. Thank you

Asked by VaughnMNY1 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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How do I remove Pocket from Firefox entirely? On 26 July 2021

Been using FF since 2005ish. (Me 1946) Latest version (90.0.2 (64-bit) annoys me greatly because I can't remove the unwanted 'Pocket' BS. I've followed several online 'a… (read more)

Been using FF since 2005ish. (Me 1946) Latest version (90.0.2 (64-bit) annoys me greatly because I can't remove the unwanted 'Pocket' BS. I've followed several online 'advices' on this, including this site, & still it persists.

FF is getting like IE IMO, with all the awkwardness to remove unwanted Bloatware. For an 'Ordinary User'. Could some knowledgeable FF user please explain, in language I can understand, English, but not very Tech Savvy) how I remove Pocket from the browser Thanks.

Asked by bicyclz 6 months ago

Last reply by bicyclz 5 months ago

Use the system print dialog by default

The system print works better for me than what Firefox has implemented, is there a setting somewhere to bypass the Firefox print and go directly to system print. Not har… (read more)

The system print works better for me than what Firefox has implemented, is there a setting somewhere to bypass the Firefox print and go directly to system print. Not hard to bypass by clicking, but if there is a setting I would use it.

Asked by Jer 5 months ago

Last reply by Jer 5 months ago

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Restoring FF scrollbars to something usable

I need the scrollbar widths to be wider. i have difficulty hitting them with a mouse anymore. Scrolling by hitting the area between the thumb and the (missing) buttons is… (read more)

I need the scrollbar widths to be wider. i have difficulty hitting them with a mouse anymore. Scrolling by hitting the area between the thumb and the (missing) buttons is just as hard, obviously, as it is the same, nearly invisible width. Using the buttons, oh yeah, like I said, they're missing.

I'm not new to this problem. I had this fixed in the past. I would fix it by changing CSS in one or both of two places: userChrome.css, and theming folders for my system. With the last update of FF the devil scrollbars returned, and since then nothing I have tried works. I'm aware of the legacy setting on userChrome.css and set that to true, with no effect.

There's a thread I could share on the Linux Mint forum where somebody asked about this a year ago, and I am not exaggerating, there were at least 10 different things to try.

I'm running FF 93 on Fedora 35 with a Cinnamon desktop. I don't want to do any more Google searches. Can someone point me, please to the DEFINITIVE answer on how to style the scrollbars, at least in my enivironment, and it would be really nice to not only get an answer, but one that will not become defunct when the next version of FF is released.

I installed Chrome, and scrollbars are usable out of the box.

Asked by jfoye 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Certain websites appear in some sort of "dark mode" when dark themes are enabled

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter … (read more)

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter some sort of "dark mode" when accessed.

Websites that do this include Twitter, an independent blog, and Youtube.

The website appears normally with the default light theme enabled. In the second photo, the website appears in the "dark mode" with the black Firefox theme enabled.

I have deleted cookies and cache, reinstalled Firefox, and reinstalled Extensions. I think this problem only occurs with dark themes, and nothing else. The moment I change to dark theme, the problem comes back. It is strange because the dark theme was working just fine for months until recently.

How can I keep the dark theme, preferably the same Elijah Lopez's dark theme, while using websites normally and not in this weird "dark theme" style adaptation?

Asked by rishiagrawal2002 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Minimize, Maximise and Exit all now hiding.

I live with Firefix always in full screen. I Don't like seeing any bars or buttons of any kind. Befor the latest update, when I moved my mouse to the top of the screen m… (read more)

I live with Firefix always in full screen. I Don't like seeing any bars or buttons of any kind.

Befor the latest update, when I moved my mouse to the top of the screen my tabs popped down and in the top right corner was the standard icons for "minimize" "maximize" and "exit".

With the latest update the tabs are there but the 3 buttons have gone.

If I exit full screen (F11) then they are there again, but I dont want to have to exit full screen every time I change between programes which I do every few mins. I'd be popping pages in and out of full screen every few mins!

How do I get the buttons back all the time?

Asked by lucyblairs 1 month ago

Last reply by tiffanyboyd78 4 days ago

Size of Icons of the extensions, buttons, etc on the toolbar is impossibly small.

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Firefox version: latest I really, really need something to increase the size of all the icons in the toolbar. The size of the text is… (read more)

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Firefox version: latest

I really, really need something to increase the size of all the icons in the toolbar. The size of the text is fine, but surprisingly the size of the icons is ridiculously small.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1260063

This thread does not help me, because for some reason the value '1.5' decreases the size, and the value '2' makes no difference at all.

A happy new year to everybody.

Asked by anmol 3 weeks ago

Last reply by MichaelJonas 3 days ago

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these screens. How do I change them back to white?

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these s… (read more)

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these screens. How do I change them back to white?

The browser screen was black and I did that "about:config" thing and toggled the "browser.proton.enabled" to False which converted the background of the browser to back to white but all the other drop down menus are still black. The bookmark toolbar menu is black, the background of the hamburger menu is black, and the "customize menu" background is black. These areas are now difficult for me to see.

When FF developers start fooling around with colors in the FF browser they need to tread lightly and be aware of all accessibility problems their users may have. Where accessibility is concerned, one size doesn't fit all. Some people have problems with white backgrounds and others, like myself, have problems reading screens with black backgrounds. One simply MUST be aware of sight problems in users.

P.S. I tried uploading photos of the black backgrounds in question but the upload wheel just kept spinning. The photo size was within accepted parameter. Also, I tried to check the box "Email me when someone answers the thread" but that wouldnt work either.

Asked by hardlaceroses 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox 96.0 - "Forced" dark mode

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including: New tab backgroun… (read more)

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including:

  • New tab background
  • Background of any tab waiting to load a page
  • Google/Youtube background
  • Settings/add-ons/password menu backgrounds
  • Automatic username/password drop-down background
  • Background of the little box that appears on the bottom-left (the one which shows the URL when you mouse over a link)

I am unhappy with this and wish to have my usual theme back. Can anyone please assist?

(In addition, there is some sort of white border around the current tab, which I do not like)

Asked by hevinroyal 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Bill Mayhew 3 days ago

new tab backround color

all of a sudden the backround color for new tabs is black, I hate black. How do I make only the new tab backround white. It seems like every new version has different def… (read more)

all of a sudden the backround color for new tabs is black, I hate black. How do I make only the new tab backround white. It seems like every new version has different default values. Why is it not possible to allow users to try, then choose which new interface changes we want.

Asked by mongo9421 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

white on black

After new 96.0 update today, browser changed to white on black background; always had the opposite. Can't see method to change back. Setting in font section still says bl… (read more)

After new 96.0 update today, browser changed to white on black background; always had the opposite. Can't see method to change back. Setting in font section still says black on white, to no effect.’ Don't want the white on black.

Asked by diben681 1 week ago

Last reply by Navigator1Ann 6 days ago

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How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to white with Black text. Too much Dark and gloomy.

How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to White background (or at least a light gray) with Black text contrasting on top. Too much Dark and gloomy now days. Or all… (read more)

How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to White background (or at least a light gray) with Black text contrasting on top. Too much Dark and gloomy now days. Or allow a theme color schemes that fixed it back like it was before updates.

Please don't force gloom on our browser.

Asked by Falgoust.Debbie 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

I can no longer disable dark mode with latest update?

I updating firefox last night and now everything is like its in dark mode. The theme I am using is mostly dark, but it was last updated in 2019, so no changes to the them… (read more)

I updating firefox last night and now everything is like its in dark mode. The theme I am using is mostly dark, but it was last updated in 2019, so no changes to the theme. When I open a new tab, the page is black instead of white, etc. Is there a way to disable dark mode without changing my theme? It worked fine before I updated.

Asked by poochyenarulez 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Appearance settings not saving

My appearance settings are set to dark mode but Firefox is only displaying in light mode. I've tried downloading various dark mode extensions to fix this, but they only s… (read more)

My appearance settings are set to dark mode but Firefox is only displaying in light mode. I've tried downloading various dark mode extensions to fix this, but they only seem to work on websites other than the firefox homepage or settings.

Asked by Haan 1 week ago

Last reply by TNorth 1 week ago

firefox icon taskbar depending profile

I use firefox on Win10, i have two profiles with differents icons on my dekstop . when i pinned them on taskbar that's ok shortcuts pinned but when i opened two profiles … (read more)

I use firefox on Win10, i have two profiles with differents icons on my dekstop . when i pinned them on taskbar that's ok shortcuts pinned but when i opened two profiles the default firefox icon displayed. How to change icon depending the select profile?

Asked by npltr62 1 week ago

reverse alphabetical order of printers in destination drop down list on "print" screen

Hi: I hope I can explain my issue easily. When I am using Firefox 96.0.1 64 bit (Windows 10) and go to print a web page, the print screen pops up. The first thing on the… (read more)

Hi: I hope I can explain my issue easily. When I am using Firefox 96.0.1 64 bit (Windows 10) and go to print a web page, the print screen pops up. The first thing on the right under "print" is a 'destination' drop-down menu for the various printers on my network. They appear in reverse alphabetical order. How can I configure the dropdown menu so that they appear in alphabetical order? Thanks so much.

Rich Fingerhut

Asked by RichF 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

Resetting Firefox

Recently I was having trouble using Firefox with my web based Outlook email and asked Microsoft for support. In their reply they recommended that I reset Firefox. I am re… (read more)

Recently I was having trouble using Firefox with my web based Outlook email and asked Microsoft for support. In their reply they recommended that I reset Firefox.

I am reluctant to do so as I don't want to lose all my add ons which have accumulated over time as I am not sure about how to get them back if I lose them with a reset.

Is there a way to reset Firefox but keep my add ons etc?

I would appreciate your advice and thank you in anticipation.

Anthony

Asked by avwood 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Stack firefox logo on top of wordmark on newtab page

I am trying to stack the firefox logo on top of the wordmark on the newtab page. I've tried doing using "display: block;" in my userContent.css, but it doesn't work. I'm… (read more)

I am trying to stack the firefox logo on top of the wordmark on the newtab page. I've tried doing using "display: block;" in my userContent.css, but it doesn't work. I'm not super good at CSS, so any ideas?

Asked by æ 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago