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manually arranging extensions on the toolbar

Firefox has arranged my extensions alphabetically. I would prefer to group them functionally, or at least be able to separate those which have similar colors -- for examp… (read more)

Firefox has arranged my extensions alphabetically. I would prefer to group them functionally, or at least be able to separate those which have similar colors -- for example, Grammarly and Evernote are both green and I sometimes click on one when I want the other. I would also like to have the one I use most at the far right of the toolbar.

Asked by k8neville 1 day ago

Answered by mwwagoner 1 day ago

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Shortcuts: sites you save OR visit – why can't I choose sites I save only?

This is a minor issue, but it's really annoying me. I like having certain pages pinned on the page that opens when I open a new tab; it's easier than always having to sea… (read more)

This is a minor issue, but it's really annoying me. I like having certain pages pinned on the page that opens when I open a new tab; it's easier than always having to search through my many bookmarks for pages I use every day. But I find it really annoying and unhelpful – and also embarrassing, if another person is there – that Firefox only allows me to do this if I also allow it to display sites I've visited. The two should be completely separate in my opinion, like on Chrome. I can delete individual sites, but they're just replaced with other, even less relevant ones. So now I have a blank, useless new tab page, instead of a helpful one that shows me the sites I need to get to, because I don't want to risk a coworker, friend, or family member randomly seeing whatever sites I may have visited once or twice months ago. (This doesn't have to be extreme (porn, etc) to be embarrassing; I don't necessarily want people to see that I've been shopping for jewelry or hair dye or whatever.) It's just unprofessional and unnecessary. Thanks for fielding my complaint.

Asked by peltafeldman 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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non pervasive change to applications/actions

Hi read your article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save I have changed the action for content type "mail to" to my default email app ou… (read more)

Hi read your article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

I have changed the action for content type "mail to" to my default email app outlook. Despite this when I click on an embedded web page mail to link, the action reverts to the new office "mail" app which I do not want. When I get to the section in your article "User.js file overriding Firefox settings" as the next step in trying to fix the issue, and follow the instruction "Click the Firefox menu - and select Exit." then I am thrown out of the dialogue, it is not logical. Please advise as I don't even know if the user.js is causing the persistence?

Thanks Andrew

Asked by woodsterofarabia 5 days ago

Answered by woodsterofarabia 1 day ago

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Firefox hijacking Goolge search

I'm trying to completely turn off the address search bar function in Firefox. It' so annoying! I go to google. Start to type in the search bar on the page but all my typi… (read more)

I'm trying to completely turn off the address search bar function in Firefox. It' so annoying! I go to google. Start to type in the search bar on the page but all my typing ends up in the address bar. So frustrating! If I wanted to search from the address bar I wouldn't have gone to Google to do it. I DON'T want to search from the address bar EVER! So please don't say 'why don't you just..x,y or z'. I've managed to turn off all the address bar suggestions and whatnot with about a dozen different setting which is ridiculous. Turning off the rich results should fix everything but it doesn't. No mater what I try I cannot get text to appear in the Google search bar. So basically Firefox has stolen the functionality of the Google webpage for me. I've been using Firefox for a long time but lately I'm been questioning why a lot. Anyway, any suggestions to stop Firefox from hijacking my search would be appreciated.

Asked by bpereira 4 months ago

Answered by TNorth 4 months ago

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FVD Speed Dial (disabled)

Hi, I have been using FVD Speed Dial and created quite number of shortcuts for browsers. It was disabled without notified by Firefox. Anyway I can retrieve the link of sh… (read more)

Hi, I have been using FVD Speed Dial and created quite number of shortcuts for browsers. It was disabled without notified by Firefox. Anyway I can retrieve the link of shortcut I created? Or can I enable to FVD Speed Dial for a day for me to copy all the shortcuts? Thank you.

Asked by hongpl22 1 week ago

Last reply by ray.buttifant 4 days ago

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New install of ublock origin - cannot find the icon

I just turned off AdBlock Plus in the Add-Ons screen and downloaded ublock origin to try it out. There is no icon for this new plug in to be found anywhere. I can manuall… (read more)

I just turned off AdBlock Plus in the Add-Ons screen and downloaded ublock origin to try it out. There is no icon for this new plug in to be found anywhere. I can manually go in and change the settings on this plugin in the add-ons screen but there is no icon anywhere to go in quicker or to show a report of how many items were blocked. When I try to Customize my toolbars, the icon is not available there either. The nearest threads I can find on this topic are from 2018 and their solutions are very basic use. Yes, of course I restarted the browser. TIA.


uBlock Origin: 1.39.0 Firefox: 87 filterset (summary):

 network: 83588
 cosmetic: 80376
 scriptlet: 18231
 html: 598

listset (total-discarded, last updated):

 added: 
   adguard-annoyance: 47817-586, now
 default: 
   ublock-filters: 30169-27, now
   ublock-badware: 3455-1, now
   ublock-privacy: 182-0, now
   ublock-abuse: 70-0, now
   ublock-unbreak: 1706-0, now
   easylist: 61109-543, now
   easyprivacy: 26327-473, now
   urlhaus-1: 10038-0, now
   plowe-0: 3699-3, now

filterset (user): [empty] modifiedUserSettings: [none] modifiedHiddenSettings: [none] supportStats:

 launchToReadiness: 1924
 launchFromSelfie: false

Asked by dlafontaine2 6 days ago

Answered by dlafontaine2 4 days ago

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Custom (System installed) fonts in Firefox?

I have some fonts that I have installed through normal methods. They are all ttf files. However, they do not show up in the firefox change fonts dialog box. Even many pre… (read more)

I have some fonts that I have installed through normal methods. They are all ttf files. However, they do not show up in the firefox change fonts dialog box. Even many pre-installed fonts do not show up. Websites are only able to use the local fonts listed in this dialog box. How will I then be able to use those fonts?

Asked by Arnav Bhate 1 month ago

Answered by Arnav Bhate 5 days ago

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Remove Search function in Address Bar

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of fire… (read more)

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of firefox, 94.0.2. I use the Search Bar religiously for searches to sites like google, wikipedia, youtube, amazon, and ebay. I NEVER use the address bar for searches. I have attempted to disable all functionality associated with searching via the address bar. When I go to the address bar, it is because I have a specifc url I know I want to type with a specific destination in mind. Occasionally, I have a need to just go to the home page of one of my search sites, most often it's amazon.com. Recently (not sure which version of firefox) I've found when I go to the Address Bar & type amazon.com, I cannot just go to amazon.com, instead the address bar turns into a search bar. How do I disable this? Its driving me mad! I swear I've disabled every option I can within about:config related to urlb. Please Help. I don't want to switch to Chrome, but I'm tired of my settings getting messed up every time mozilla pushes a new version.

Asked by andrewpatricksmith 6 days ago

Answered by andrewpatricksmith 5 days ago

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New Version Searching

I don't really have a question. I have looked on the Mozilla site for a place to email the developers. I'm not happy with the new version of Firefox (attached) I have to … (read more)

I don't really have a question. I have looked on the Mozilla site for a place to email the developers. I'm not happy with the new version of Firefox (attached) I have to go into History and restore tabs every time I restart my computer, I like to have many tabs continuously open so this doesn't suit me at all. Also the new search function at the top of the screen in the typical URL box is not nice, I preferred when the search was in a box in the middle of the screen and suggestions popped up when you start typing a search. Suggestions don't pop up in the new Firefox version.

I really enjoy Firefox and have been using it many years, I just wanted to share my opinions of the new version.

Asked by garthcusters 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Problem with FVD Speed dial/EverHelper

I have been using FVD Speed dial for several years. A couple weeks ago, I upgraded my EverHelper/Nimbus web account to paid so that I could sync and keep all my bookmarks… (read more)

I have been using FVD Speed dial for several years. A couple weeks ago, I upgraded my EverHelper/Nimbus web account to paid so that I could sync and keep all my bookmarks since I lost them when my laptop crashed two weeks ago.

Today, I get a message from Firefox that FVD Speedial has been permanently disabled. I need my Speed dials back, and I need refund from somebody if I can't use the add-on anymore. It would be nice if Firefox would notify users ahead of time before unceremoniously blocking something as critical as this. I need to be able to access my speed dials so I can at least import them to some other app/add-on if necessary. I'd also like to know how to contact Nimbus if I need a refund.

Asked by danlex1 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 6 days ago

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Speed-dial addon blocked

My firefox suddenly and without warning blocked my start page, the FVD speed-dial addon. I honestly do not care why it did, but how do I get my pages back? I mean I would… (read more)

My firefox suddenly and without warning blocked my start page, the FVD speed-dial addon. I honestly do not care why it did, but how do I get my pages back? I mean I would have appreciated a warning so I can save my pages and links, FFS! And speed-dial also synchronizes these pages across my laptops and mobile, so I lost everything everywhere, because Firefox is an ass??? How do I get the addon back along with my pages and links?

And sure, I don't have to use Firefox if it behaves likes this, blocking my addons without a warning first!

Damn.

Asked by nadasdy.nora 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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Spelling checker not working

For a long time I have not had the spell checker working on Firefox. For example, in this text box as I type now, I have no spelling correction. If I right click I have … (read more)

For a long time I have not had the spell checker working on Firefox.

For example, in this text box as I type now, I have no spelling correction. If I right click I have no option to check spelling.

In settings - language, I have check spellings as you type ticked. In Add-ons, Manague Your language I have English (GB) Language pack installed

I have read everything I can, yet still can't get spellings enabled.

I can run the portable app version of firefox and spellings work for that, and a right click in a similar box to this gives me spelling options, so I know what it should look like.

I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks

Richard

Asked by Richard240 1 week ago

Answered by Richard240 1 week ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Google not in Search Engines

Hi, Yesterday Google just disappeared from the available search engines, I did not make any changes to the system as far as I'm aware of. I tried a complete reinstall of … (read more)

Hi,

Yesterday Google just disappeared from the available search engines, I did not make any changes to the system as far as I'm aware of. I tried a complete reinstall of firefox (by apt purge and rm -rf ~/.mozilla and then reinstalled using apt) and also followed the instructions in this thread, which did not work for me: [https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questi.../1264497]

Thanks in advance!

Asked by syveqc 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Default application for .pdf switch to Firefox after computer restart.

Hello. Despite setting the default program for opening PDF to my own application in Settings -> General -> Application, the default program always changes to FireFo… (read more)

Hello. Despite setting the default program for opening PDF to my own application in Settings -> General -> Application, the default program always changes to FireFox after restarting the computer.

How to set the selected program permanently.

Is there one somewhere in [about: ..]? Maybe something in the windows schedule

Asked by p.wojdacki 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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How to disable history search box within website

Hello, i'd like to disable this function in Firefox (see image). it seems if i typed something on the text box (not history in search bar) Firefox will automatically save… (read more)

Hello, i'd like to disable this function in Firefox (see image). it seems if i typed something on the text box (not history in search bar) Firefox will automatically save the text i typed. I have searched the web but i can't find the spesific options in my case, the only similar thread i find here are this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1281693 but even there the issue aren't solved yet. Thank you!

Asked by Weaver 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago