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Making right-click behave as it does in Chrome.

Hello, I have wanted to move from Chrome to Firefox for some time and I finally got to try it out today. Something that has bothered me since the beginning is that right … (read more)

Hello, I have wanted to move from Chrome to Firefox for some time and I finally got to try it out today. Something that has bothered me since the beginning is that right clicking when the cursor hovers over text behaves differently than I'm used to.

This is the behavior I want:

  1. User action: With the cursor over text.
  2. User action: Right click / double click if in Mac
  3. Browser action: The word that the cursor is hovering should be automatically selected and the appropriate actions (copy, select all, search…, etc.) should appear in the contextual menu.

Instead of those options in the contextual menu, the normal page options are appearing (Save Page As, View Page Source…).

Where do I change this behaviour?

Additionally, how can I make the contextual menu include the «Look Up "foo"» option as it does in Chrome (Mac)?

PS: check the names of the images; basically: Chrome; Firefox-what-I-get; Firefox-what-I-want

Asked by WallYE 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Top sites

My top sites have disappeared and/or changed to sites not visited very much. And there is now no Top Sites box to check in Preferences. This means that when I click the … (read more)

My top sites have disappeared and/or changed to sites not visited very much. And there is now no Top Sites box to check in Preferences.

This means that when I click the URL box, it used to drop down with 5 or 6 of the sites I visited the most. Those are gone and replaced with sites I don't visit very much.

Please help!

Asked by ShaunTru6 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Images not loading for one website - they say its a Firefox issue (Forumotion)

I regularly use a forum called The Dark City. its a gaming thing. They are hosted by Forumotion, who host their images in servimg.com. For the pasts everal months, the si… (read more)

I regularly use a forum called The Dark City. its a gaming thing. They are hosted by Forumotion, who host their images in servimg.com.

For the pasts everal months, the site's own images have not been loading. It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/YqRN7lp.png with no icons, background, banners, etc. Nothing. However, embedded images in posts DO still appear. As do adverts, as seen in the pic.

I am using Firefox, fully updated, on Mac, OS also fully updated. I use AVG as an anti-virus, and have no ad-blockers. I have cleared my caches several times, and gone through every permission on every possibly relevant page I could find, and nothing I can see if blocking anything from any of the three sites involved. I have also done thee same going through AVG to check for blocks, and even now have it disabled including firewalls, and the problem persists. Though oddly when I clear the cache for the forum page, I get SOME of the forum's images. And then the first time a cookie is loaded it all goes to pot again. And of course, its not happening with any other webstie I visit. Just Forumotion forums (including their own support forum).

I've been having the run around with Forumotion's support team to try to find a solution, and they keep coming back and saying its a browser issue. Except that its happening in other browsers I try as well, and regardless would prefer to keep using Firefox is theres a fix.

As I understand, the most up to date version of Firefox removed the ability to set permissions for image loading, making it default or set by the domain itself.

So I'm at a complete loss, and in need or msarter minds than mine.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Asked by steve.bull 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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Is there a way to quickly hide all extensions?

When I record screencasts, I don't want people to see what extensions I'm using. For one, it's distracting, for second, it's a privacy issue. In chrome (iron, opera...) … (read more)

When I record screencasts, I don't want people to see what extensions I'm using. For one, it's distracting, for second, it's a privacy issue.

In chrome (iron, opera...) I can quickly drag and resize the extensions area so nothing is seen. Fast an easy.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox. I am open to extensions or keyboard shortcuts as well!

(Pinning to overflow menu is not a solution. It takes many clicks and a long time.)

Thank you for any help.

Asked by filip 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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updated system theme is not accessible and cannot find one that is.

The new base system theme for FireFox is not accessible. I cannot visually tell when one tab shifts to another. Three's not enough contrast. There's no line that marks th… (read more)

The new base system theme for FireFox is not accessible. I cannot visually tell when one tab shifts to another. Three's not enough contrast. There's no line that marks the shift from one tab to the next. I tried countless contributor themes and they're all lacking the same feature - a physical break between tabs. Fades on text are also not accessible. Please fix this issue!

Thank you, Nanette visual deficits in Minnesota

Asked by Nanette 11 months ago

Last reply by pg_78 11 months ago

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Proton tabs

With Firefox 91, I can no longer disable the hideous Proton changes to tabs. Separating tabs from their content is a really poor user interface decision. It makes it hard… (read more)

With Firefox 91, I can no longer disable the hideous Proton changes to tabs. Separating tabs from their content is a really poor user interface decision. It makes it harder to tell which tab is the current tab. With Proton, the active tab is slightly brighter than the inactive tabs. For older folks and color blind folks, this makes it all but impossible to to tell which tab is active.

If you won't come to your senses and revert this bad user interface decision, then at least add an official option to disable it and go back to the old tab style that other browsers use. If you won't do that, then I will just have to use a different browser. Which makes me very sad, because aside from your bad sense in user interface design, I loved Firefox.

Asked by Daniel Ethier 9 months ago

Last reply by p.f.sanderse 9 months ago

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Clear cookies and site data ? Keeps coming back

I try to clear cookies and site data but it doesn't work and keeps coming back. I've cleared hundreds of times before with no problem but now for some reason the data do… (read more)

I try to clear cookies and site data but it doesn't work and keeps coming back. I've cleared hundreds of times before with no problem but now for some reason the data doesn't clear. I've tried clearing history first, or clearing each item individually but nothing working? What do I do?

Asked by donnydevil 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Logins & Passwords: Can I save multiple different logins on same webpage

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the … (read more)

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the same web page? Thanks TS

Asked by t.stratopoulos 1 year ago

Last reply by arturox 1 year ago

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Google "People Also Ask" drop-down boxes won't open/expand

In Google Search, there is often a "People Also Ask" section with drop-down answers. In last few weeks they won't open for me, but they do in Safari. There are some oth… (read more)

In Google Search, there is often a "People Also Ask" section with drop-down answers. In last few weeks they won't open for me, but they do in Safari. There are some other minor things with other sites.

  1. Numbered list item I searched in about:config for "java" and there are no edited settings like that.
  2. Numbered list item I disabled all extensions, restarted Firefox, problem persists.

I don't know what other settings to check.

Asked by sites1 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I update to a specific version of firefox?

I'd like to update my mac's firefox, but not to the latest version. I know about the directory of releases, but I can't seem to find advice on what to do once I download … (read more)

I'd like to update my mac's firefox, but not to the latest version. I know about the directory of releases, but I can't seem to find advice on what to do once I download the file. I don't want to create a separate profile, or risk messing up the profile/settings I have currently. So, any thoughts? Thank you in advance for the help.

Asked by N21 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Videos freezing, Pages taking forever to open, what's up?

I am getting more & more frustrated and exasperated, as simple browsing has become tortuously slow, with many sites taking forever to load, or only partially load, or… (read more)

I am getting more & more frustrated and exasperated, as simple browsing has become tortuously slow, with many sites taking forever to load, or only partially load, or have to be refreshed a couple times, to finally get it to load. And videos constantly freezing up, despite lots of free RAM, and a very high-speed internet connection. I assumed whatever was causing this would've been addressed in the last update, or two, but no, it's only getting worse.

Asked by StevenCee 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Firefox 91.0 ==> UI issues with appearance of fields, buttons

Updated to Firefox 91.0 (MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra) ==> UI issues with fields showing no color, inappropriate color, window transparent/skeletal appearance where under… (read more)

Updated to Firefox 91.0 (MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra) ==> UI issues with fields showing no color, inappropriate color, window transparent/skeletal appearance where under-window is visible / inability to use selection buttons. Normally I could solve this by deselecting graphics acceleration but in 91.0 FFx this doesn't solve the problem. If FFx Team Members are reading: Please fix, thanks.

Asked by pmaisonpierre 9 months ago

Last reply by wisdomoflove 9 months ago

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I want to increase the font size for the tabs and bookmarks ONLY

I'm a web designer, trying to move away from Chrome because of privacy/security issues. I'm also 63 years old. My eyes are old. The text size on the tabs and bookmarks is… (read more)

I'm a web designer, trying to move away from Chrome because of privacy/security issues. I'm also 63 years old. My eyes are old. The text size on the tabs and bookmarks is very difficult to read. I don't want to increase the size of everything else - ***just the tab and bookmark text***. I've tried the fix seen elsewhere in the community for this question, but that doesn't change the size at all. If I increase the size, say by Zoom, that's a problem with my page layout. Can anyone help, please?

I'm on a Mac, but using an LG monitor, so no Retina display.

Asked by mscwebmaster 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Browser randomly displays characters from a different language

After the latest MacOS update (Monterey) when my laptop started back up I saw everything in Firefox in a different language. This didn't happen in Chrome or Safari. Not… (read more)

After the latest MacOS update (Monterey) when my laptop started back up I saw everything in Firefox in a different language. This didn't happen in Chrome or Safari. Not it seems to happen if I can't connect to wifi and then reconnect. It's always on an error page and *sometimes* on other pages too (like the login to this forum just now).

I've tried:

  • Reinstalling Firefox
  • Clearing all of my cache and browsing history
  • Using the Firefox repair tool

Nothing seems to help and Apple support just says its a Firefox issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(for what ever reason I can't upload images to this question so here are two examples):

https://ibb.co/6nsypzn https://ibb.co/bB2vLXD

Asked by Eric Niemi 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

Access to clipboard denied

I keep getting the message 'Access to clipboard denied - please update your browser Preferences'. (Firefox in Windows and Mac). But Firefox Preferences shows NOTHING abou… (read more)

I keep getting the message 'Access to clipboard denied - please update your browser Preferences'. (Firefox in Windows and Mac).

But Firefox Preferences shows NOTHING about the clipboard.

This seems to be the default in the latest Firefox – before I updated it there was an annoying popup that asked me to select Block/Allow access to clipboard *and I always clicked Allow*. Now it is blocked and I cannot turn off the block.

This has made Firefox unusable.

Asked by richard.parslow 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Firefox shows blank pages

Hey there, i recently upgraded from a mid-2010 macbook pro to a mid-2017 one, migrating all my data from a time machine backup. everything seemed to work seamlessly, but … (read more)

Hey there,

i recently upgraded from a mid-2010 macbook pro to a mid-2017 one, migrating all my data from a time machine backup. everything seemed to work seamlessly, but then i figured out that firefox doesn't show some pages, for example the video-streaming platform "chili", instead only blank pages show up. i already tried safe, which doesn't help. when i try to delete all my history and empty the cashe etc. firefox crashes continuously.

i figured out two things so far: first i changed my macbook user account and tried the same website in firefox on my guest account. here it worked. then i went back to my normal admin account, i deleted my firefox profiles folder and reinstalled firefox. now it also worked here. unfortunately this would make me lose all my settings and data, which i don't want, so i put a backup of my old profiles folder back in place to keep all my stuff, but the blank pages error remains.

if anyone could help me, i'd be super grateful!

thanks so much :) Miro

Asked by miroschnee 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 1 year ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year ago

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Restore previous session

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the… (read more)

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the browser and I open it again. The support says I should see "Restore previous session" after "New Private Window", but this option is not there. In the history, the list of recently closed tabs is always empty, there are juste one or two links in the recently closed windows (it seems to be a random list). Can someone help me ? I don't understand why it doesn't work. Thank you :)

Asked by ape 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago