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Cannot stop Firefox using the address bar as a search function

When I try and use the search bar in google to search anything, what ever I type appears in the address bar instead. Sometimes it trys to create a URL for what I am typin… (read more)

When I try and use the search bar in google to search anything, what ever I type appears in the address bar instead. Sometimes it trys to create a URL for what I am typing and fails.

I want to stop Firefox from using the address bar as the means of searching. I have read solutions online about changing things in about:config, however, this is not working fully.

It will only work it only works if I open up a new window. If I try and open up a tab it returns to trying to create a URL from my search requirements.

I have also tried the preference screen and nothing in there resolves the problem either.

Asked by stephenhicks1974 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Menu Font Size

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor. I found a fix for this same problem in Th… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor.

I found a fix for this same problem in Thunderbird, but I don't see any way to make the menu fonts and toolbar icons bigger in Firefox. This has nothing to do with web sites, just the menu/bookmarks, toolbar icons, etc.

Thank you.

Asked by Bogey62 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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screenshot missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween … (read more)

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween

Asked by crmjhn 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Compact mode setting not working

With the new update, the new tabs take too much space for my liking, so i tried to enable compact mode via `about:config` by setting `browser.compactmode.show` to true. … (read more)

With the new update, the new tabs take too much space for my liking, so i tried to enable compact mode via `about:config` by setting `browser.compactmode.show` to true.

For me, that setting does not do anything as you can see in the screenshot that shows 2 different user profiles as comparison. Is this setting already broken 2 weeks after the redesign or does it still work for others?

Asked by katharsas 6 days ago

Answered by pg_78 6 days ago

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Title Bar and Tab design

Hello i just made the update from version 88 to version 89 and i noticed, that the design of the Tabs was changed. Also the coulor of the title bar does not longer match … (read more)

Hello i just made the update from version 88 to version 89 and i noticed, that the design of the Tabs was changed. Also the coulor of the title bar does not longer match my windows theme. I looked trough the new design and i must admit that i does not like that minimalism style at all. Is there any way to get atleast the colour of my title bar back to my normal Windows setting?

Asked by billerus 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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How do I select a default Windows App to open .tg links if the App doesn't appear in the Windows Programs&Files list?

So if I try to open a .tg link to a Telegram group I want to join I get a message box asking me what application I want to open the link with. I want to change it from th… (read more)

So if I try to open a .tg link to a Telegram group I want to join I get a message box asking me what application I want to open the link with. I want to change it from the current one and select Telegram as an app that I've installed from the Microsoft Store, but that doesn't appear on the list when you click browse because it's not a normally installed program in Windows. Is there a way to get access to apps installed through Microsoft Store in order to set them as default apps to open certain links/file extensions through Firefox?

Asked by Karrie 3 months ago

Answered by Karrie 3 months ago

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Toolbar size

Ok so it's been a long time that i left chrome and joined the firefox community but there was always something which felt left out, so i downloaded chrome again and found… (read more)

Ok so it's been a long time that i left chrome and joined the firefox community but there was always something which felt left out, so i downloaded chrome again and found what that was. It was the size of toolbar.. In chrome toolbar is smaller but in firefox it takes some space. So i want smaller toolbar here in firefox because i love every other thing here. So is there any way to do this? Thanks,.

Asked by okhereiam 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 6 days ago

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Missing "Copy URL" button after the 89 update

Before the new design there was a button in the URL field allowing to instantly copy the URL of the open page. Now it is missing and I could not find it in the customizat… (read more)

Before the new design there was a button in the URL field allowing to instantly copy the URL of the open page. Now it is missing and I could not find it in the customization section.

Its approximate position and appearance are shown on the screenshot.

If the button was intentionally removed, my question becomes a feature request. Thank you in advance!

Asked by studokim 2 weeks ago

Answered by AliceWyman 2 weeks ago

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Font size on the browser itself (not the pages it shows)

With the upgrade to FF 89, the font used to display text on the browser itself (not the webpages it displays) has changed to be a thinner and possibly smaller font. My e… (read more)

With the upgrade to FF 89, the font used to display text on the browser itself (not the webpages it displays) has changed to be a thinner and possibly smaller font. My eyes do not like this!

I need to be able to either make it bold, or make it larger, or possibly both. I have tried changing the font in the settings page, but that seems to only apply to webpages, which is not what i need.

I'm running win 10 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop and Firefox v.89.

Thank you for any suggestions.

Ivy

Asked by ifasko 1 week ago

Answered by gyaltnnh 6 days ago

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startpage constantly being alteration

I am using Firefox Browser 89.0(x64), I noticed that my startpage was constantly alterated to "https://start.firefoxchina.cn", everytime I set to defalut (which is about:… (read more)

I am using Firefox Browser 89.0(x64), I noticed that my startpage was constantly alterated to "https://start.firefoxchina.cn", everytime I set to defalut (which is about:home), it would return "https://start.firefoxchina.cn" automatically, what behavior is that? I do actually being in China, but I don't want my startpage to be alteration without my consent.

Asked by linfz 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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New Firefox format is visually vague and confusing

I hate the New Firefox- especially blending the tabs into invisibly divisions- maybe this is someone's idea of streamlined- but Firefox' s problem is in retaining the pre… (read more)

I hate the New Firefox- especially blending the tabs into invisibly divisions- maybe this is someone's idea of streamlined- but Firefox' s problem is in retaining the previous more structured look. The previous look was easier to see at a glance and navigate.

Asked by bobcatbowen 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Where is the share-button gone?

In the old firefox, I had the opportunity to share websites and f. e. send them from my laptop to my stationary computer. I think there were three dots ... next to the ur… (read more)

In the old firefox, I had the opportunity to share websites and f. e. send them from my laptop to my stationary computer. I think there were three dots ... next to the url. But that is gone. I used that a lot for websites that I needed to print out (my laptop isn't connected to the printer's vpn).

What now? I don't think I can use pocket for that, since that saves all the websites, I just need to send them once.

Asked by corneliust 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 week ago

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How can I turn off the searching from address bar .

Every time I go to search from my ecosia , it suddenly started making my search go from the url address bar and I hate it immensely. How can I make it STOP and just act n… (read more)

Every time I go to search from my ecosia , it suddenly started making my search go from the url address bar and I hate it immensely. How can I make it STOP and just act normal ?

Asked by r.hutchinson62 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 week ago

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slider scrollbar invisible

I like to use the slider for scrolling though long articles and back. But many times I can't find the slider, it stays invisible until I hit it by accident. This is crazy… (read more)

I like to use the slider for scrolling though long articles and back. But many times I can't find the slider, it stays invisible until I hit it by accident. This is crazy, why can the slider in the scrollbar not be visible all the time? there is no option to deactivate the stupid rule that hides it. Please somebody an idea for a workaround or so. Different themes don't change that uncontrollable hiding behaviour that happens in Firefox, but also thunderbird Thank for helping me Ferdinand

Asked by fam van dieten 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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search

I use google to search.Ive always used the bit in the middle of the screen to do this. but now, all of a sudden in firefox 89 im being forced to use the address bar at th… (read more)

I use google to search.Ive always used the bit in the middle of the screen to do this. but now, all of a sudden in firefox 89 im being forced to use the address bar at the top of the screen! how...or is there, a way to change this to how i used it before. any help would be appreciated. g.b.

Asked by graham.brooke1 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Why does Firefox 89.0 have 2 search bars? What's the point of that?

For starters, I want to type my search in the larger, lower search bar, but more often than not, what I'm typing shows up in the smaller search bar that is higher up on t… (read more)

For starters, I want to type my search in the larger, lower search bar, but more often than not, what I'm typing shows up in the smaller search bar that is higher up on the page and not on the bar where I'm typing. That is annoying.

But even more annoying: whenever I start to type what I want to look for, a drop-down menu appears with lots of suggestions for me, and those suggestions hide the lower search bar. As soon as I type one letter, the drop-down menu appears with lots of guesses about what I want. I don't want suggestions cluttering up my page ~~ I just want to type without all of that clutter. I'd leave an added image, but it won't let me take a screen shot of what I'm talking about.

Is there any way for me to disable the drop-down menu with suggestions? I HATE IT! Just let me type what I want to find!

Asked by j.d.scott44 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 week ago

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Latest update forces dark context menus and bookmark menus.

How do I get rid of this crap? I either select a crappy system theme and everything turns a blinding white, or go back to the theme I usually use where everything suddenl… (read more)

How do I get rid of this crap? I either select a crappy system theme and everything turns a blinding white, or go back to the theme I usually use where everything suddenly is dark. How do I remove darkmode while retaining my favorite theme? I don't want dark mode and I certainly do not want to be blinded either. There must be a useless setting added to the about:config that I can disable.

Thank you.

Asked by fifawof274 2 weeks ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 week ago