Search (not in address bar)

I intentionally set my browser so that I can search from the search box in the center of this page. However, when I start typing in that box I get all kinds of stuff from… (read more)

I intentionally set my browser so that I can search from the search box in the center of this page. However, when I start typing in that box I get all kinds of stuff from the address bar blocking the box and what I'm typing. I don't want to search from the address bar, I want to use that search box. How do I get this feature back?

Before, all I had to do was uncheck the box in the second screen shot but that no longer seems to work. What's the new trick or why have the search box if you can't search from it?

Also, after a search, my links always opened in a new tab. That no longer seems to be working that way. I prefer my links open in a new tab in case I want to look at other results while keeping that tab available.

Asked by csurvine 18 hours ago

Last reply by csurvine 8 minutes ago

New Floating Tab Look

Hello My desktop Firefox (iMac) did an automatic update and now I have the floaty tab redesign and I intensely dislike it. Is there a way to make the tabs look like how t… (read more)

Hello My desktop Firefox (iMac) did an automatic update and now I have the floaty tab redesign and I intensely dislike it. Is there a way to make the tabs look like how they did before? I am so unhappy. It's ugly and I can't tell the tabs apart very well (they have no dividing graphics). I am this close ---><--- to Time Machining myself back to the previous Firefox version. Help? Thanks Elizabeth

Asked by realityminus3 3 days ago

Last reply by realityminus3 1 hour ago

Firefox stops working after a few minutes or open tabs

I have used Firefox for many years, but last year it started to stop working for no obvious reason and after playing around with it for a while I started using another br… (read more)

I have used Firefox for many years, but last year it started to stop working for no obvious reason and after playing around with it for a while I started using another browser. However, I am Firefox user at heart and so recently installed the latest version (89). However, the same problem exists. I have:

- started in safe mode - eliminated all extensions - I am using a completely new profile

I can start up Firefox and it works for a few minutes , then with 4+ tabs open (not sure if that is relevant) it stops work - tabs don't load. I can write in the address bar, but nothing will then load up.

When I close the browser down it appears to close down normally, but when I restart (immediately or minutes later) I get a box saying an "Firefox is already running but not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."

Is it a sync problem?

Look forward to getting any help/suggestions.

Rob

Asked by robdover 1 day ago

Last reply by robdover 1 hour 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 hours ago

Last reply by 777bb 1 hour ago

FF auto-updated to 89.0.1, now a site won't work, would like to RESTORE deleted/cleared cookies for that site to see if it will help cuz deleted the cookie for it MADE THINGS WORSE! Doesn't work under PRIVATE SESSION either!!

FF auto-updated to 89.0.1, now a site won't work, would like to RESTORE deleted/cleared COOKIES (?!?!) for that site to see if it will help cuz deleted the cookie for it … (read more)

FF auto-updated to 89.0.1, now a site won't work, would like to RESTORE deleted/cleared COOKIES (?!?!) for that site to see if it will help cuz deleted the cookie for it made things worse! Doesn't work under Private FF session either!!

Specifics: I am the Webmaster of (we use WIX to create/manage it) 12cdrc.org and it is working fine using Edge, Chrome, Brave, but no longer works correctly (since 89.0.1, I think happened late last night early this morning on my system) update. Most of the page loads, but the Calendar and display tweets sub-windows will not load! It will be obvious to all where they should be displaying but are not!

So, I tried removing 12cdrc.org cookies. Things got worse! Now the Login won't work either, where I was logged in as my user for the site prior to that.

I tried a Private window/session, and the Login function does work, the Calendar does show, but the tweets sub-section/window still does not display/function.

Background: This is not the first website to malfunction using Firefox... Previous version updates broke the rescuemichigan.com website (none of the pull-down menu functions work, but work fine on/with Brave, Chrome, Edge)! Also mewe.com acts up using FF at times, but a clear of the mewe.com related cookies and relogin at mewe via FF clears up the issues of things not wanting to display correctly or fully on mewe using FF - which is why I thought clearing 12cdrc.org cookies would help in this case (but did not, again, made the malfunctioning worse)!

This makes little sense. I even tried doing D/L of full 89.0.1 install, didn't help.

I'd like to try and RESTORE COOKIES (last thing I want to do is clear all data/cookies for FF) for 12cdrc.org from manual offload of all my userid appdata folder/sub-folders to an external drive (or perhaps appdata backup to Norton cloud backup done a few weeks ago)! But I do not know where to look. Was about to go to my external drive and do complete file search of "12cdrc*.*" to see what would return when I thought I could search Mozilla/FF Help on "Restore Cookies" but only very old question for very old version of FF showed up and it said "IF STILL NEED HELP ASK NEW QUESTION" so here I am doing so!!!

Again, all sites (12CDRC.org, MeWe.com, and RescueMichigan.com) ALL WORK 100% error/issues free using Brave, Chrome, Edge, so this is FIREFOX SPECIFIC and all these issues have started under/after recent FF updates and/or gotten worse, not fixed/better, under updates/upgrades!!!!

Appreciate any Help... 1) like I said, where the Cookies are hidden that I might then recover them from previous save 2) other suggestions?!?!?!

Asked by JLenardDetroit 13 hours ago

Last reply by JLenardDetroit 2 hours ago

2FA Encrypted account forgotten password

I started a Authy 2FA account. I forgot my backup password so can't access the token. Authy said i should request that you delete the 2FA from my account. Can you please … (read more)

I started a Authy 2FA account. I forgot my backup password so can't access the token. Authy said i should request that you delete the 2FA from my account. Can you please delete. or can you point me in direction of where i need to go to resolve it as i can't find a contact form or email anywhere Thank you

Asked by PsYAuM 2 hours ago

Incognito Mode API

When will firefox android prevent websites from checking the status of user API? Most browsers have transitioned to prevent this but it seems like firefox is lagging beh… (read more)

When will firefox android prevent websites from checking the status of user API?

Most browsers have transitioned to prevent this but it seems like firefox is lagging behind. Is there a reason for this?

Asked by nooygnus 3 hours ago

Hotkeys for custom context-menu items

I've written an extension that adds a custom entry to my right-click menu (browser.contextMenus.create), but can't seem to find a way to make this function fire via hotke… (read more)

I've written an extension that adds a custom entry to my right-click menu (browser.contextMenus.create), but can't seem to find a way to make this function fire via hotkey (after right-clicking). Would this be possible?

Asked by eipvwrqxjlugolezmg 3 hours ago

I delete a bookmark and after syncronizing it reappears

Hello, I delete a bookmark and after syncronizing it reappears, after I have deleted it a second time, it is gone for good. How can I prevent that? Greetings FloMac … (read more)

Hello,

I delete a bookmark and after syncronizing it reappears, after I have deleted it a second time, it is gone for good.

How can I prevent that?

Greetings FloMac

Asked by f.machka 3 hours ago

Firefox Multi-Account Containers always prompting for home page

I'm old school. My new tab and home page are my own. Sadly there has been a recent regression with respect to Containers with Firefox 89.0.1. I've been using Firefox Mu… (read more)

I'm old school. My new tab and home page are my own. Sadly there has been a recent regression with respect to Containers with Firefox 89.0.1. I've been using Firefox Multi-Account Containers for a very long time. I've been using 7.3.0 since January. It seems no matter what I do it is now h*ll bent on prompting what container I want to open my home page in. It doesn't matter how many times I tell it not to do this on the "Open this site in your assigned container?" in the most recent version of Firefox all buttons related to opening in the Default container do not appear. I can tell it to "Remember my decision for this site" and open in the current container but that does nothing. It's right back to the prompting every time I open a tab. Has anyone found a way to end this extraneous prompting?

Asked by Robert Hardy 4 hours ago

Firefox Default screen(Linux)

Using Firefox default screen for Linux, how do I prevent search characters from being automatically entered on address bar when typing search characters on search bar. I … (read more)

Using Firefox default screen for Linux, how do I prevent search characters from being automatically entered on address bar when typing search characters on search bar. I only want search letters entered on search bar. I like to search with search bar only, not address bar. Is there a way to fix that or is it just something you have to live with?

Asked by jogger60 4 hours ago

Last reply by jogger60 4 hours ago

https-only mode is turned off, but cannopt address any http:// sites.

I'm installation a wifi booster. To configure it I have to connect using http:// but Firefox always uses https:// This function is turned off in settings! How do I force … (read more)

I'm installation a wifi booster. To configure it I have to connect using http:// but Firefox always uses https:// This function is turned off in settings! How do I force Firefox to use http://?

Asked by Bob 4 hours ago

Word Press Edit functionality

I have 72.0.2 64 bit browser and it’s worked perfectly for about 3 years with my Word Press account a couple of nights ago I was using it as usual, the next morning I wen… (read more)

I have 72.0.2 64 bit browser and it’s worked perfectly for about 3 years with my Word Press account a couple of nights ago I was using it as usual, the next morning I went to open one of my blogs to edit on Word Press and the page begins to open but then it stops leaving a blank white page with the typical ? Mark in the lower right corner for help. I've tried several things to find out what happened but nothing helps. All features on my Word Press account function fine just not Edit! Any Ideas? TY Very Much.

Asked by lawmor36 23 hours ago

iMac macOS Big Sur - Firefox 89.0 (64-bit) displays websites like iphone

When browsing on my iMac 27" Retina full width screen views webites as if it's an iPhone. Which is very annoyning fills the window as if it was mobile phone. Sometimes wh… (read more)

When browsing on my iMac 27" Retina full width screen views webites as if it's an iPhone. Which is very annoyning fills the window as if it was mobile phone. Sometimes when doing a supermarket shop it goes big when you move the mouse sideways!

I have a WordPress website using a Divi theme and this is displaying incorrectly. It's fine in Safari!

https://www.reevesdesign.co.uk/


This has only happened since the latest update Firefox 89.0 Weird I have just cleared cache and it views OK.

Still got that annoying big screen when shopping, that you can't get out of.

Anyone else getting these problems on iMac please?

Asked by helen8 6 hours ago