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Tree Style Tab sidebar will not display by default when opening browser

I have two Windows 10 PCs with the Tree Style Tab extension enabled with default settings. One Firefox displays the sidebar by default when I open it, while the other mus… (read more)

I have two Windows 10 PCs with the Tree Style Tab extension enabled with default settings. One Firefox displays the sidebar by default when I open it, while the other must be opened each time. I've looked through the settings and can't find anything that would explain the different behavior.

I'd like the Tree Tab sidebar to always display by default when I launch Firefox. Any ideas as to why it doesn't?

Thanks

Asked by Mel 1 hour ago

Answered by Mel 1 hour ago

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Firefox revamped address bar / Awesome bar

Hello, Firefox update today and once again i have the revamped address bar back. Is there any way to turn it off? like COMPLETELY turn it off, not just make it smaller or… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox update today and once again i have the revamped address bar back. Is there any way to turn it off? like COMPLETELY turn it off, not just make it smaller or anything like that. i just want the old bar back, thats it!

the old method with turning update1 in config settings off doesnt work anymore...

Asked by kevin.kllaus 7 hours ago

Answered by kevin.kllaus 6 hours ago

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How do I revert back to original address bar?

This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the Ab… (read more)

This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the About:config option that I need to toggle to change this?

Asked by Tiger 1 month ago

Answered by McCoy 4 days ago

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FF75: Disable urlbar expansion

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of… (read more)

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of my bookmarks bar and makes it harder to click the bookmarks. Also I dislike the chunky UI look.

Things I've tried that did not solve my problem:

  • browser.urlbar.megabar: This is gone in 75.0.
  • browser.urlbar.update1: This disables the expansion, but also disables the new icons, suggestions, etc.
  • browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus: I don't know what this does but it wasn't it.
  • ui.prefersReducedMotion: This disables the animation, but the bar is still expanded.
  • Search with the Firefox address bar: There is no information there about the expansion.

I'm hoping there is a browser.urlbar.update1.expand or similar that I can toggle off. If there definitely isn't, please confirm so I can submit a bug.

Asked by P1h3r1e3d13 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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'recommended by pocket' option not visible in about:preferences#home, not in new tabs

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to ab… (read more)

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to about:preferences#home the option simply is not present.

I created a new user login on my mac to access banking and other financials. This uses a separate Firefox profile (including new Firefox account sign-in and email), and the 'recomended by Pocket' panel is present.

The panel is present on new tabs opened for my normal Firefox account sign-in on my iOS (iPhone) Firefox install.

The about:config settings searching for 'pocket' appear to be the defaults, and match the settings in the financials account.

I have tried in 'safe mode' (add-ons disabled) and have done a Firefox 'refresh', however my add-ons (and presumably everything else) were restored when I signed back into my normal Firefox user account.

Hovering over the Pocket icon in the address bar displays 'save to Pocket', implying to me that it has signed me into Pocket. I've signed in at getpocket.com. New Firefox profiles without signing in do not show 'recommended by Pocket' in either new tabs or the about:preferences#home configuration page, but I expect the functionality requires being signed in to a Firefox account.

Help or suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by rob92 7 hours ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 7 hours ago

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How do I open a site in a new tab without initiating a web search?

I have NEVER used the urlbar for search. Today I typed a website address in a new tab and the browser initiated a web search through my default search engine. How do I … (read more)

I have NEVER used the urlbar for search. Today I typed a website address in a new tab and the browser initiated a web search through my default search engine. How do I stop that happenening?

Asked by weendure 13 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 11 hours ago

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How can I enable back the dropdown in address bar?

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had b… (read more)

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had been updated was a simple arrow-down button that, when clicked, showed the most visited sites. Now, after the update, this button is gone (pic related). This makes my experience with Firefox *extremely* worse, because now I don't have a quick access to open one of my most visited sites inside the current tab without starting typing their addresses. Is there any option to bring that feature back? Is removal of this button an already-made design choice for Firefox that will stay with us for the next versions?

Asked by AWKjrh32r1 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How can I get "classic" context menu when I right-click on the menu bar?

When I right-click on the menu bar I get the context menu with Customization, turning on/off menu&bookmarks bars etc. I want a classic windows context menu instead, t… (read more)

When I right-click on the menu bar I get the context menu with Customization, turning on/off menu&bookmarks bars etc.

I want a classic windows context menu instead, the one with restore/minimize/maximize/close...

How can I do that?


Thanks in advance!

Asked by pike888 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 22 hours ago

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Hi, as part of the update, you changed the behavior of the URL/search bar...

It now becomes bigger when you click on it or open a new tab, which is getting in the way of my toolbar. Is there a way to turn this feature off, and revert to the previ… (read more)

It now becomes bigger when you click on it or open a new tab, which is getting in the way of my toolbar. Is there a way to turn this feature off, and revert to the previous behavior (where it did not change size when clicked on or opened in a new tab?)

I know this seems like a small thing, but it's majorly getting in the way of me using my toolbar like I have in the past. To the point where I'm considering going back to Chrome. Please advise!

Asked by bwsransom 1 month ago

Answered by McCoy 1 month ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Finding screenshot tool

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the … (read more)

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the Screenshots tool. The Firefox Screenshots help page says

"To use Firefox Screenshots, click on the Page actions menu in the address bar and select  Take a Screenshot from the drop-down."

There isn't any "Page actions" menu: not in the address bar itself, not in the dropdown menu for Firefox, File, View, History (of course), Bookmarks (ditto), Tools, Window, or Help. So how do I access the Screenshots tool?

Asked by markamandel 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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CTRL W doesn't close a pinned tab

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next ta… (read more)

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next tab. This isn't ideal. The shortcut should close the tab regardless of whether it is pinned (as it does in other browsers). Anyone know why Firefox does this / is it intentional behaviour?

Asked by whalemonster 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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How do i get rid of the 'new' addressbar ?

Since FF75 whenever i open a new tab or type in the adressbar the adressbar enlarges unnecessarily (see red marking in the picture (b), (c)), bleeding over in the tabs ab… (read more)

Since FF75 whenever i open a new tab or type in the adressbar the adressbar enlarges unnecessarily (see red marking in the picture (b), (c)), bleeding over in the tabs above (a) and covering (darkening, with a shadow effect) the bookmarks below the addressbar (d).

to me this is completely unusable in this state and everytime i see it, it is highly disturbing to the eye. how do i get rid of this?

Asked by me 1 month ago

Answered by Eve 1 month ago

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Firefox 77 ignoring browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon

So after updating to Firefox 77.0, I have noticed that despite having browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon set to false, it Firefox insists on placing the audio icon in my t… (read more)

So after updating to Firefox 77.0, I have noticed that despite having browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon set to false, it Firefox insists on placing the audio icon in my tabs regardless.

Is there a way to get rid of it, perhaps with CSS or something?

Asked by horonelius 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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No extensions work after tinkering. Storage corrupted?

When I started Firefox today, neither Twitter or Reddit would load. Totally white pages without even an error message. I tried various solutions, including: 1. Disabling … (read more)

When I started Firefox today, neither Twitter or Reddit would load. Totally white pages without even an error message. I tried various solutions, including: 1. Disabling UBlock Origin 2. Staring Firefox in Safe Mode 3. Deleting all cookies/site data/password saved for these sites, restarting, and logging in.

The third solution worked. However now when I run Firefox in normal mode none of my extensions (RES, UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, etc) work. They appear to be working (their icons in the taskbar, they are 'enabled' in settings) but they aren't doing anything and when I click on their icons they don't have any data/info on the current site.

I tried running the storage test here (https://firefox-storage-test.glitch.me/) and it returned errors seen in the attachment.

Also I'm running Firefox version 77.0.1 and Windows 7 despite this troubleshooting page and others automatically detecting a different versions (says 68.0 and Windows 10 here)

Asked by jp 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Customizing FF 77 Bookmark Toolbar height and font size

Hello I am running FF 77 on my MacOS on Retina display. Both, TAB text size and Bookmark toolbar height and text are very small. I searched the web and found articles abo… (read more)

Hello

I am running FF 77 on my MacOS on Retina display. Both, TAB text size and Bookmark toolbar height and text are very small. I searched the web and found articles about creating userChrome.css but I could not find anything to help me with customizing these values. Anyone has any code to share I would appreciate it.

-cheers

Asked by markster 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Add ons not working or showing up

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on … (read more)

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on my other two machines, and used to work great on this one. Thank you Jason Stone.

Asked by jasonstone20 1 day ago

Answered by AKASH kUMAR 1 day ago