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Double spacing in Menus is back :'-(

A few months ago Firefox decided to double space all the items in menus. Reading through the forums many people didn't like this because of the amount of space that the m… (read more)

A few months ago Firefox decided to double space all the items in menus. Reading through the forums many people didn't like this because of the amount of space that the menus now take up. Fortunately there was a work around, by setting 'browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled to false they returned to normal

This morning Firefox my got upgraded and the double spacing problem is back again. However there appears to be a bug with the setting and the menus won't return to normal. I'm now stuck with stupidly large menus that won't fit on the screen and lots of painful scrolling.

Does anybody have an alternative workaround until this is fixed?

Asked by stormcloud 2 months ago

Last reply by stormcloud 3 days ago

Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 3 months ago

Last reply by 777bb 4 days ago

FF won't print second document

Part of my morning chores is the printing (and databasing) of some of today's news as available on the Internet. I use Win2Pdf as my printer and have never had problems.… (read more)

Part of my morning chores is the printing (and databasing) of some of today's news as available on the Internet. I use Win2Pdf as my printer and have never had problems. Over the past couple of days FF has printed one webpage okay but it hangs when moving to preview on any subsequent webpage. Rebooting FF is the only solution I have found but the new boot only prints the one webpage and hangs on subsequent pages. This means that I have to reboot FF every time I want to print a webpage - something of a PITA.

I have re-installed FF (92.0 64-bit) and run through the troubleshooting options. No improvement.

What's the hangup? How do I fix it?

Asked by Vagulus 1 month ago

Last reply by Vagulus 6 days ago

"Custom" Print Option No Longer Works

FF has been my default for decades primarily because of superior print options. I use Custom Print option to print out pages in larger front, but this no longer seems to … (read more)

FF has been my default for decades primarily because of superior print options. I use Custom Print option to print out pages in larger front, but this no longer seems to work in 92.01. At say 115 custom I lose text to right and bottom of page (both in preview and print to PDF).

Asked by rrichard 2 weeks ago

Last reply by rrichard 3 days ago

Forgetting cookies...?

FF seems to keep forgetting what I call "legitimate" cookies. For example: For websites I use daily without a login, like Accuweather, every few days I get their "Accep… (read more)

FF seems to keep forgetting what I call "legitimate" cookies. For example:

  • For websites I use daily without a login, like Accuweather, every few days I get their "Accept our cookies?" messages.
  • For sites that allow an on-going login, I need to re-login frequently. Not daily, but certain not months later.
  • I have a financial site that allows me to set only certain devices may be recognized. Today it said a device I use weekly or so is no longer recognized.

There is an old thread that may be relevant: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1309877

But several issues: That thread is closed, even though this bug is still going. Also it only covers Windows and I could use help with Windows & iOS versions.

Could "Tracking Protection" level come into play? I had it set to Standard but noticed recently it was Strict. I think Firefox changed that, not me, but I can't be 100% positive. Meanwhile I changed it back to Standard but so far the issue remains.

Thank you,

Joe

Asked by Birdbrain 1 month ago

Last reply by Birdbrain 1 day ago

Help : Unlock my account

Hi, I tried to sync my Firefox account but this happened : The confirmation email we sent to ******* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox da… (read more)

Hi,

I tried to sync my Firefox account but this happened :

The confirmation email we sent to ******* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data.

Thanks!

Asked by Yousef 5 days ago

Last reply by Yousef 4 days ago

Firefox does not open tinyurl.com

Firefox does not open tinyurl.com, while Chrome and Edge do not have an issue. Errormsg: "Server not found". "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connec… (read more)

Firefox does not open tinyurl.com, while Chrome and Edge do not have an issue.

Errormsg: "Server not found". "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at tinyurl.com.".

I have experienced this since a few months. I read some articles that this was implemented to enhance the security, but how can I fix it?

Asked by paul.martijn 1 month ago

Last reply by paul.martijn 9 hours ago

Slow Printing in Firefox!

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the p… (read more)

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the printer. It all started since Preview was introduced as default! Meanwhile Firefox i locked and I can't do anything in Firefox.

Asked by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 4 months ago

Last reply by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 4 days ago

How to reload icon (favicon) of specific Bookmark?

I have problems in some favicon of bookmarks. (Wrong favicon) How can i reload favicon of a specific bookmark? There is an extension for this job : Checkmarks But this ex… (read more)

I have problems in some favicon of bookmarks. (Wrong favicon) How can i reload favicon of a specific bookmark? There is an extension for this job : Checkmarks But this extension has no option to reload favicon of bookmarks individually for force firefox to reload favicon of a specific bookmark! Please give me a solution on this. In some years ago there was an extension with name favicon reloader. It was ok. But does not exist anymore.

Asked by Vortex.Cubes.CEO 4 days ago

Last reply by Vortex.Cubes.CEO 4 days ago

Importing bookmarks via a Firefox account

Hi, I've recently moved PCs and I'm trying to import all my previous bookmarks to the new PC. The old PC was wiped completely to re-use the components in the new PC, howe… (read more)

Hi,

I've recently moved PCs and I'm trying to import all my previous bookmarks to the new PC. The old PC was wiped completely to re-use the components in the new PC, however it was fully backed-up.

Previous to re-formatting everything, I made a Firefox account for easy bookmark transfer.

When I logged into the Firefox account on the new PC, no bookmarks synced. However, website history did sync.

In 'Settings > Sync > Manage Account', scrolling to the bottom of the page displays the name of my old PC, so Firefox does know that it exists. If all my bookmarks are stored in the cloud and not on my own hardware, why aren't they syncing?

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Blazingfox 6 days ago

Last reply by Blazingfox 6 days ago

Lost my most recent FF session. (FF restarted twice now). FF now open. Which session file do I copy, to try and correct older session restored?

I Lost my FF session, (not sure what I did, but the menu toolbar shortcuts were gone & I cold not 'click' them back, so I figures I would just reboot FF. Some dialog … (read more)

I Lost my FF session, (not sure what I did, but the menu toolbar shortcuts were gone & I cold not 'click' them back, so I figures I would just reboot FF.

Some dialog box popped up (I don't recall exactly what the box said, but offered me a choice to CANCEL or CONTINUE. I hit CONTINUE. FF Shut down, and when it reopened a couple of my FF windows were missing, but the toolbar shortcuts were restored.

So, I figured I would restart FF a 2nd time. Well, still missing a few windows. FF session still open.

I am looking at the session files, and trying to determine which session file do I copy, and to where, to try and get old session restored, if I can?

I tried loading the larger 58,175 KB file from 7/16/21, and it crashed the scrounger page.

I am loading a smaller in 56,853 KB file from 10/8/21 (today's date) into your SCROUNGER page, and it has been running for 10 minutes now.

I thought it might be simpler to just copy or rename the correct file (after backing them all up) into the file that will be used after I close, and restart my current FF session & just look and see what FF opens. I just don;t recall which file FF uses for each new startup. Is it recovery.jsonlz4? previous.jsonlz4? something else?

I've uploaded an image, of the screen capture, of a few of my most recently dated session files, in this folder:

C:\Users\matt\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\jazvjrpa.default-1600876215262\sessionstore-backups

Asked by mnalep 1 week ago

Last reply by mnalep 6 days ago

Bookmark icons/logos

I purchased a new laptop and downloaded Firefox and logged in. The bookmarks loaded but the most of the icons/logos for the sites are not loading, I just have the generic… (read more)

I purchased a new laptop and downloaded Firefox and logged in. The bookmarks loaded but the most of the icons/logos for the sites are not loading, I just have the generic internet globe icon. For the sake of room on the tool bar, most of my bookmarks are the logo only, no text, because the logo is sufficient to know what the bookmarks leads me to. I have rebooted and relaunched the website numerous times but no change. I read one of your articles with someone having the same or similar issue but the response was very confusing and didn't seem to address the real root cause. Please help me get this resolved.

Asked by arlinth 4 days ago

Last reply by arlinth 4 days ago

Youtube not working - White screen

I am trying to open youtube.com but it gives a blank page with nothing on it and loading stops as well (see screenshot attached). The website works on Google Chrome brows… (read more)

I am trying to open youtube.com but it gives a blank page with nothing on it and loading stops as well (see screenshot attached). The website works on Google Chrome browser, so I doubt that this is a website issue.

I have tried the following and none of these fixed the problem:

1. Clear cache and cookies 2. Restart firefox in Troubleshoot mode (still the same issue) 3. Disabled hardware acceleration did not fix it

I would appreciate any help to fix this.

Asked by ayush.9.pandey 2 days ago

Last reply by ayush.9.pandey 2 days ago

How to convert weak to strong passwords ?

I have loaded all of my web sites and existing weak passwords. How can I get Firefox to generate the strong ones I want to use. If I ask to Edit the existing passwords … (read more)

I have loaded all of my web sites and existing weak passwords. How can I get Firefox to generate the strong ones I want to use. If I ask to Edit the existing passwords it will not generate a strong one as one might expect.

Asked by DanG 6 days ago

Last reply by DanG 4 days ago

Default setting: HOME page on start-up

Recent changes seem to ignore the setting for a specific HOME page upon START-UP. Right now, the last page accessed before closing Firefox IS loading - not the setting o… (read more)

Recent changes seem to ignore the setting for a specific HOME page upon START-UP. Right now, the last page accessed before closing Firefox IS loading - not the setting of a specific HOME page - in my case, Google.com. I have cleared cache twice and no changes. So, e.g. - if I was on Facebook and close FF, the next start of Firefox opens now to Facebook. That setting is NOT enabled! Please advise/correct.

Asked by Steve Firefox 6 days ago

Last reply by Steve Firefox 6 days ago

i want to play multiple youtube videos at the same time in different tabs inside the same firefox window , what about:config commands do i need?

i want to play multiple(2) youtube videos at the same time in different tabs inside the same firefox window , what about:config commands do i need? example listen to one … (read more)

i want to play multiple(2) youtube videos at the same time in different tabs inside the same firefox window , what about:config commands do i need?

example listen to one tab in the background while watching another in the foreground tab, in the same firefox window.

second thing: is there a about:config or add-on that gives a mute/unmute for each individual tab located inside the tab header of each tab like a speaker button mute or unmute for individual tabs?

Asked by rexlais 1 week ago

Last reply by rexlais 4 days ago

Twitch stutter and lag only on Mozilla Firefox Browser

Hi i wanted to write this cause when ever i go watch a stream on twitch there's stutter and lag 24/7 on the stream and this happens only on Mozilla Firefox since 1 2 mont… (read more)

Hi i wanted to write this cause when ever i go watch a stream on twitch there's stutter and lag 24/7 on the stream and this happens only on Mozilla Firefox since 1 2 months . My connection is really fast and i tried clearing cache data history , or disabling hardware acceleration but nothing . To check if the browser or my pc/net was the problem i went on Edge and Google chrome and i kept both mozilla and the other browser open on the same twitch channel and only the Mozilla one was permanently stuttering and slow buffering . Is this issue fixable cause if its not i'm prob gonna swap back to Chrome .

Asked by Kuraik 5 days ago

Firefox not playing videos / cannot access some websites

When trying to play any video Firefox will continuously load, using chrome I'm able to load pages / view videos fine. I have Disabled the Hardware Acceleration in Firefox… (read more)

When trying to play any video Firefox will continuously load, using chrome I'm able to load pages / view videos fine. I have Disabled the Hardware Acceleration in Firefox, Clear Browsing Data, reset Firefox, uninstalled, removed local files and re-installed. I then tried running in safe mode and it still will not load. After all that I made sure windows was up to date, it was on 1909, I installed the latest 21H1 but after all that Firefox is still not loading videos. I'm out of ideas please help.

Asked by dfunk118 3 days ago

Last reply by dfunk118 3 days ago

No option to choose what to do when downloading .package files

I am having a problem where when I click on .package files to download them, I am always getting a pop-up box making me choose what to do with the file, and I am never gi… (read more)

I am having a problem where when I click on .package files to download them, I am always getting a pop-up box making me choose what to do with the file, and I am never given the option to 'always do this with this type of file' or anything. I went into settings hoping to make this change manually, but .package files were not in the list of content types I could set actions for - no matter what website I was downloading from. Additionally, during the same session, I downloaded a .zip file and DID have the option to check off downloading as a default action. I recently got a new computer and was expecting to have to reconfigure some things, but I can't figure out why I can't set a default for package files in particular. I download a lot of them as mods for the Sims, so this is very frustrating lol.

Asked by bernsteinr27 6 days ago

Firefox is consuming more and more resources

Every day Firefox becomes slower, more heavy and crashes a lot. When I checked the task manager (picture attached) I found that it's consuming a lot of resources although… (read more)

Every day Firefox becomes slower, more heavy and crashes a lot. When I checked the task manager (picture attached) I found that it's consuming a lot of resources although I'm opening only one window browser without tabs.

Asked by MhmdJan 5 days ago