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I can't use media controls on Firefox Desktop

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling F… (read more)

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling Firefox entirely and reinstalling it and there is no progress. This play/pause bind works in Chrome and Brave but not on Firefox.

Asked by onyx 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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remove gmail from Firefox

When I open Firefox a tab for gmail opens every time, but cannot be closed (there is no "X" on the right side of the tab). Therefore, when browsing in other tabs, gmail i… (read more)

When I open Firefox a tab for gmail opens every time, but cannot be closed (there is no "X" on the right side of the tab). Therefore, when browsing in other tabs, gmail is always open. How can I close it, or better yet, remove from my computer? It does not show up in the list of programs on my computer within the Control Panel.

Asked by john408 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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how to delete default search options in search window

Firefox is my default browser and DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. Recently something got added (not by me, or at least not on purpose) and I'd like to get rid of … (read more)

Firefox is my default browser and DuckDuckGo is my default search engine. Recently something got added (not by me, or at least not on purpose) and I'd like to get rid of it. When I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices are:

How can I prevent these choices from appearing? Note: they disappear as soon as I start typing in the address bar, but I'm bothered by this unwanted clutter on my screen even if only temporary. Also, these are not in my bookmarks or my search history, nor are they on the list of checked search engines in my preference settings. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

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bookmarks missing

Hi, After changing my laptop's had disk, redownloading Firefox and logging in, my bookmarks aren't available. However, they are still showing in my Firefox for iPadOS, so… (read more)

Hi, After changing my laptop's had disk, redownloading Firefox and logging in, my bookmarks aren't available. However, they are still showing in my Firefox for iPadOS, so they still exist! How do I get my bookmarks to show again in Firefox for Windows? Many thanks

Asked by guycruls 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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New CSS styles not picked in Firefox.

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren'… (read more)

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren't displayed in the web page nor in the developer tools inspector.

They are visible in Chromium browser and dev tools.

I have cleared the cache and refreshed the page to no avail. It is only when I restart the browser that the new style rules take effect in the browser and show up in the dev tools.

Asked by mt3ch 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Gumtree Photos

Hello When visiting Gumtree marketplace, none of the pictures for the adds display. I have tried a Firefox refresh, and the photos appear but disappear then disappear aga… (read more)

Hello When visiting Gumtree marketplace, none of the pictures for the adds display. I have tried a Firefox refresh, and the photos appear but disappear then disappear again if a new Firefox tab is opened or a new search within Gumtree is performed. The Firefox refresh does not appear permanent. I have cleared cache and cookies and this has had no effect. The Gumtree photos display if I revert to using a different browser. How can I refresh Firefox and keep the settings permanent? This problem has only manifested itself in the last two days.

Asked by rr_2 2 months ago

Answered by rr_2 2 months ago

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Followup - how to delete default search options in search window

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the p… (read more)

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the problem more clearly. Problem: when I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices include options that are NOT resolved by going to Settings, Options, Search and unchecking a search engine choice. As mentioned before, these also are not in my bookmarks or my search history, or in Extensions, so I'm stumped as to where to go to get rid of them.

Please see screenshots, attached. One screen shot is of my choices in Settings, Options, Search. In this shot, the only search engine I've chosen is DuckDuckGo. The other screen shot is of the drop down choices that appear in my search bar. Please notice that the drop down choices include, for example, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. None of these sites appear under Settings, Options, Search. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Restore session or start new session

Every time I open the browser a page says: "Sorry. We're having trouble getting your pages back". There are two buttons, restore session or start new session. It is annoy… (read more)

Every time I open the browser a page says: "Sorry. We're having trouble getting your pages back". There are two buttons, restore session or start new session. It is annoying to have to do this every time. I have done everything suggested in the help section, from refreshing the browser, exiting browser properly and change the browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes in the about:config. Nothing works.

Asked by OliviaL 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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My default browser and home page change

I have no add-on. When I set my default browser to be bing, sometime later is back to yahoo. Also my home, when I set it, it changes back to default. Both of these hap… (read more)

I have no add-on. When I set my default browser to be bing, sometime later is back to yahoo. Also my home, when I set it, it changes back to default. Both of these happen at the same time. I have changed them 100+ times. This just started about 6 months ago. I have used Firefox for years.

Asked by Rusty-joe 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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layout.css.scrollbar-width.enabled not working

I just upgraded to Firefox 79.0, and now the scrollbars on outlook.com are narrow with no scroll buttons. I fixed this problem long ago by setting layout.css.scrollbar-w… (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 79.0, and now the scrollbars on outlook.com are narrow with no scroll buttons. I fixed this problem long ago by setting layout.css.scrollbar-width.enabled to false. It's still set, but now the scrollbars are back to being narrow.

Asked by perl 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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CSS caching with local websites

Has the behaviour of Firefox with regard to caching style sheets changed in the newest version? I ask since I develop with Visual Studio and browse the development build … (read more)

Has the behaviour of Firefox with regard to caching style sheets changed in the newest version?

I ask since I develop with Visual Studio and browse the development build with Firefox. Hence the URL will be similar to:

http://localhost:55223

If I modify a css file in the build and refresh the page in Firefox it does not change. It never changes even after a CTRL+F5, nor after starting a new session.

If I browse the site with Edge it does pick up the change instantly after tapping F5 to reload. To see the changes in Firefox it's necessary to rename the css file to force a reload of it.

This only seems to have started happening since the latest build and makes it impossible to use Firefox in the development environment. Is there a "hack" for the settings to force a reload?

Asked by markp1 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox browser in two languages

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't k… (read more)

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't know how to fix it. Any idea how to fix it and for it all to be in English? I added some screenshots if it'll help.

Asked by Metapala 2 months ago

Answered by Metapala 2 months ago

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Accessibility Inspector

I hate the accessibility inspector pop-up ! Whenever I type something it pops up and will occasionally delete what I've already typed. I want to delete it. Love firefo… (read more)

I hate the accessibility inspector pop-up ! Whenever I type something it pops up and will occasionally delete what I've already typed. I want to delete it. Love firefox otherwise.

Asked by shirl4146 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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prompt text on wrong elements

Hello community! I have some weird behavior with my fox. On every site, like youtube, twitter and almost every other site, I see prompt text blinking pipeline. This appea… (read more)

Hello community! I have some weird behavior with my fox. On every site, like youtube, twitter and almost every other site, I see prompt text blinking pipeline. This appears on youtube videos in left bottom corner, on icons on websites, etc and also allows to highlight text in places that not mean(implied) to perform that. This is doesn't interrupt my experience, but it's kinda annoying and I would like understand what it is and how to disable this. Safe-mod reduces the frequency of behavior appear, but does not fix that completely. Appear on windows and mac os as one. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Maxim 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Whenever I close firefox i'm logged out of everything

Hi so I recently downloaded firefox today so i dont know much about the settings and whenever i close the app im logged out of my social media and stuff like insta, youtu… (read more)

Hi so I recently downloaded firefox today so i dont know much about the settings and whenever i close the app im logged out of my social media and stuff like insta, youtube, etc. How do i get rid of this it's so annoying

Sorry for poor grammar

Asked by Jay 2 months ago

Answered by kritseen20 2 months ago