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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

Greetings forum - I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that ap… (read more)

Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Asked by johndaversa 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Is it possible to style the built in pdf.js viewer using CSS/modify in general?

A lot of firefox is customizable via userchrome or extensions, however one thing that does not seem to be is the default PDF.js viewer. I would like to continue using it;… (read more)

A lot of firefox is customizable via userchrome or extensions, however one thing that does not seem to be is the default PDF.js viewer. I would like to continue using it; however, I would like to change the styling on it (specifically I want to change how page breaks are rendered, which I already have the CSS for). Extensions obviously will not work as it is an internal file, userChrome doesn't work (I tried it), and I can't seem to find where the viewer is actually located on my PC (Search Everything brings nothing relevant up for pdfjs, pdf.js, or viewer.html.) Is there any way that I can modify the inbuilt PDF viewer?


PS this is probably unimportant but I noticed that https://mozilla.github.io/pdf.js/web/viewer.html has slightly different CSS from the built in version .

Asked by ev3commander 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

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Tips and suggestions

I decided to use Firefox, but I noticed some things that are missing. 1) Being able to color the favorites folders (at least set white, black or gray) 2) Black or gray ba… (read more)

I decided to use Firefox, but I noticed some things that are missing.

1) Being able to color the favorites folders (at least set white, black or gray)

2) Black or gray background when I open a favorites folder (currently it's white)

3) Layout of folders open folders of favorites that adapt to the length of the name of the favorites

4) Ability to enter a different pin or master password, in order to access the passwords on mozilla firefox (if I leave my pc on, with firefox open, another person can go to the firefox settings and see all my messages in clear password.)

5) Incorrect display of GMail e-mail (a sliding bar appears in the center)

6) Ability to choose whether to scroll or decrease the tabs.

First of all, congratulations to everyone for the work done so far on Mozilla Firefox.

Ps: if you want I can post photos for every single point mentioned above.

Asked by Stefano 2 weeks ago

Answered by Stefano 1 week ago

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Are there any tricks to getting a Chrome URL page as the new tab?

The one and only website that I want as my new tab is a bit laggy and takes a while to load, probably because of CloudFlare. And I'd like to have a huge page to see all o… (read more)

The one and only website that I want as my new tab is a bit laggy and takes a while to load, probably because of CloudFlare.

And I'd like to have a huge page to see all of my bookmarks in, to make it easier to organize my bookmarks. Instead of using the bookmarks sidebar or the Library window.

So I thought why not combine the two things that I want? Make my new tab open up to the Chrome bookmarks page, and then if I want that laggy website it can be one of the top bookmarks listed. Or if I want to organize and see my other bookmarks instead, I can just ignore that top bookmark and focus on the other bookmarks.

Well my New Tab URL won't let me and it is a Firefox restriction so he couldn't add the feature even if he wanted to.

But surely there is a trick or workaround that might not involve extensions?

If so, please let me know.

I want chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml as my new tab page.

The extension was changing it to http://chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml which broke it.

Asked by gaveitatry 2 months ago

Answered by gaveitatry 2 months ago

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Firefox v77 - Need command to "return to the previous tab"

I need to configure a keyboard command -- or else find an Add-on -- that will "return" -- from the current tab, to the previous tab -- that was displayed in the same Fire… (read more)

I need to configure a keyboard command -- or else find an Add-on -- that will "return" -- from the current tab, to the previous tab -- that was displayed in the same Firefox window.

Years ago there was an Add-on that provided this function -- but it was never updated to work on later Firefox versions... I have looked recently, and found nothing similar -- but does anyone know if there is an Add-on to provide this function, that will work on Firefox v77 ?

If not, then how can we forward the following suggestion to Mozilla?

Similar to Alt-Tab calling the Windows "switch Window" action -- Ctrl-Alt-Tab would (ideally) switch Tabs in Firefox, to display the previously displayed Tab, in the (same) top window.

Thank you,

BillK

Asked by kingsbry 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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I want to switch between the results of a google search and open some in new tabs.

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore: The search results of an inter… (read more)

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore:

The search results of an internet search (let's say google search results) show up in firefox one after the other. When I move my hand to the mouse and Strg + click I can open selected search results in new tabs. From the keyboard I can only use Tab to navigate from element to element - but not from search result to search result as I want.

Is there a possibility to move quickly from search result to search result? To skip all the not interesting elements? To "tab" through all these links, the maps, the ads takes ages...

Would be great if someone knew the old function in firefox at least.

ami

Asked by ami 1 month ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 1 month ago

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I can not remove websites from Browser dropdown menu

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own. I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the d… (read more)

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own.

I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the drop down menu for months. I have tried all the standard, 'highlight and delete' options on YOUTUBE and right here.

I must be asking the wrong questions, because the answers I am finding do not clear the items from Foxfire's drop down menu. None of the prescribed techniques cleared the sites from Foxfire's drop down menu.. Hard to understand what I am missing but my browser' is clearly NOT responding the way explained in answers I have found.

Example: There is a Search with Amazon.com site listed. I have NEVER used and it will not be cleared. No Matter what. Top item on FoxFire's drop down menu.

In desperation, I just tried clearing "all browsing history" 'and the annoying drop down sites are still there. 'In fact, now there are additional annoying sites from Facebook (have not been in 10 years) and twitter (I have Never been on twiter).

What is wrong with this browser ?

Can anyone help ? Please.

Asked by Bulltwinkle 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Change location of temporary files

I want to change the location of the temporary files corresponding to the web pages I visit. It seems to be called the cache. Right now those files are saved in C:\Use… (read more)

I want to change the location of the temporary files corresponding to the web pages I visit. It seems to be called the cache.

Right now those files are saved in

   C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp\

but my C drive is a SSD and I don't want them to be there.

Note: In about:config, I created a string

   browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

and set its value to

   D:\Temp\Firefox_temp\

but to no avail: the temporary HTML pages are still created in C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp\.

Asked by Joël Bissonnette 3 weeks ago

Answered by yogyta kalwar 3 weeks ago

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changing the new tab backround

hello i would like to know if there is a way i can have a backround when i open a new tab on firefox. like google chrome safar they have a pretty backround (like a sunset… (read more)

hello i would like to know if there is a way i can have a backround when i open a new tab on firefox. like google chrome safar they have a pretty backround (like a sunset) and there is the serch bar but when i open firefox there is just a white page with my visited sites is there a way i can set a backround of my own like upploding a picture or do i have to use an extension?

(sorry for my english its my second lauguage)

Asked by mattia 3 weeks ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 weeks ago

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I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ?

I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ? I am using the latest version etc , on a Mac. I essentially want to highlight a word , right clic… (read more)

I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ? I am using the latest version etc , on a Mac. I essentially want to highlight a word , right click and have an option to either look up in dictionary or show meaning. Thanks all , CJ

Asked by Chris 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Checkbox to filter saved list of usernames/passwords based on URL

I would like to have in next version of Firefox a checkbox, when I click on a text field which has saved username, then I would only see saved usernames for this current … (read more)

I would like to have in next version of Firefox a checkbox, when I click on a text field which has saved username, then I would only see saved usernames for this current website. Now I see saved usernames for all websites.

So when I click on a checkbox, the saved usernames in blue reactangle on picture below, won't be shown. I will only see usernames "From this website".

This can be useful, when there are many saved usernames for many websites.

Asked by pc131 4 weeks ago

Answered by McCoy 4 weeks ago

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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 5 months ago

Answered by Marina43182 5 months ago

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Firefox v77 enlarging URL bar

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent.… (read more)

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent. I find this behavior annoying and unnecessary for me. Actually, I think this is just plain dumb. The text does not enlarge, just the URL box. Is there a way that I may be able to disable this behavior, thank you.

Asked by Dad1966 1 month ago

Answered by Dad1966 1 month ago

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Ease of access to my university portal on startup

Hey guys! I'm a student and so it's useful for me to make my university's student portal as my homepage. However, whenever I start up Firefox, it goes to the 'Authenticat… (read more)

Hey guys! I'm a student and so it's useful for me to make my university's student portal as my homepage. However, whenever I start up Firefox, it goes to the 'Authentication required - Mozilla Firefox' popup login area before I can get into my portal. The details are already auto-filled, but I have to hit OK every time. It's more of a quality-of-life and very minor problem, but would there be a way for me to just click the Firefox icon and instantly be logged in automatically? Maybe a custom URL to set as the homepage, or some other way I have to go to make this happen. Thanks so much all! Any replies would be massively appreciated!

Asked by jamesv234 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Chrome:// URI path for an icon in omni.ja

URI paths can be used to access internal resources in Firefox. For example, the URI: chrome://mozapps/skin/extensions/rating-won.png relates to the real physical folder … (read more)

URI paths can be used to access internal resources in Firefox.

For example, the URI: chrome://mozapps/skin/extensions/rating-won.png relates to the real physical folder path of: ... /omni.ja!/chrome/toolkit/skin/classic/mozapps/extensions/rating-won.png

What is the chrome:// URI for the this particular icon?: ... /omni.ja!/contentaccessible/html/folder.png

It is higher up the tree than the usual top-level items, and I can't figure out the correct chrome URI for it.

Asked by Quisquose 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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firefox takes 2 tries to redirect from programs

Using programs that want to open a browser page to login or download something in firefox takes two tries. First time opens firefox in home page. Go back and do it again … (read more)

Using programs that want to open a browser page to login or download something in firefox takes two tries. First time opens firefox in home page. Go back and do it again in program and it will open desired page. Ideas anybody as to whe first time doesn't work use to before.

Asked by BlueAngell 2 months ago

Answered by child_duckling 2 months ago

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What is the bottom window space called on the browser showing images loading and url connecting, mine vanished?

My browser lost the space at the bottom of the page below on the browser portion, it also had a resize capability and sometimes showed a lock for a secure site. How do I … (read more)

My browser lost the space at the bottom of the page below on the browser portion, it also had a resize capability and sometimes showed a lock for a secure site. How do I out it back t=so it functions as it did before the browser shot to full screen and I could not adjust it back because my display top third is grayed out & I am unable to access the browser when it is hiding beneath that gray area.

Asked by Char Jones 2 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 months ago