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How to use Firefox in English only?

Hello, I have a question about language options in Firefox. I moved to the Netherlands some time ago but I don't speak Dutch (yet). Most menu items are in Dutch right now… (read more)

Hello,

I have a question about language options in Firefox. I moved to the Netherlands some time ago but I don't speak Dutch (yet). Most menu items are in Dutch right now, making it really hard to understand.

When I first installed Firefox I removed Dutch from the languages list and the problem was solved, after some time when I updated my browser Dutch got installed again and I can't remove it anymore, remove button is disabled.

English is the fist language selected in the languages list. Is there a way to remove Dutch from Firefox?

OS: Windows 10 OS Language: English

Asked by sefa1 3 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 3 months ago

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Block autoplay being ignored on Firefox 78

Prior to the latest version, I had set "media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed" in about:config to False in addition to blocking both audio and video within the sett… (read more)

Prior to the latest version, I had set "media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed" in about:config to False in addition to blocking both audio and video within the settings so that nothing would autoplay without my input.

I updated to version 78 yesterday, and it seems that "media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed" is now gone from within about:config. I'm getting videos autoplaying within sites like YouTube, despite me setting both audio and video to not autoplay.

Is there anything I can do to ensure that nothing starts playing without me allowing it?

Asked by Kakkun 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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how do I prevent a new window by mistake

I usually have a lot of tabs opened Too often I expirience that instead of moving from a tab down to another tab, I instead get the first tab changed to a new window :( I… (read more)

I usually have a lot of tabs opened Too often I expirience that instead of moving from a tab down to another tab, I instead get the first tab changed to a new window :( I seems to happen because I move the mouse down and not to the left or rigth to antother tab It is very annoing. Is there a way to avoid this ? kind regards from denmark

Asked by gert_glick 6 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 days ago

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Touchpad gestures doesn't work in Firefox. Please add this very useful feature.

Windows 10 gesture two finger swipe left and two finger swipe right doesn't work in Firefox. Two finger swipe left allows user to go history backward and two finger swipe… (read more)

Windows 10 gesture two finger swipe left and two finger swipe right doesn't work in Firefox. Two finger swipe left allows user to go history backward and two finger swipe right allows user to go history forward. These gestures work in Firefox if the user hold Alt key and preform the gestures. But most of the users don't like to hold Alt key and preform the gestures. Please fix that issue.

Asked by Rifat Mahmud 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Too many language packs installed

Hello, there are many languages in the Firefox dictionary and I just want to have English and Brazilian Portuguese, but I can't uninstall any languages. I'm using Linux M… (read more)

Hello, there are many languages in the Firefox dictionary and I just want to have English and Brazilian Portuguese, but I can't uninstall any languages. I'm using Linux Mint 20 xfce, when I used Windows it didn't happen. How to solve this problem?

Asked by Steph 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Locked out of Changing some Options

New Lap Top. Downloaded and installed Firefox Browser 80.0.1 (64-bit). I am unable to Edit/select, customize some options. For Example: I am unable to choose to have… (read more)

New Lap Top. Downloaded and installed Firefox Browser 80.0.1 (64-bit). I am unable to Edit/select, customize some options. For Example: I am unable to choose to have Firefox ask to save passwords. I can add them one by one when viewing logins and passwords. Its time consuming and cumbersome. Why can I not turn this option on??

Asked by mjfox5936 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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feature request - ability to export/import custom settings.

Since I help a lot of folks to set up Firefox, and customize the settings a lot, it would be great to have a way to export and import those custom settings. Sync is no h… (read more)

Since I help a lot of folks to set up Firefox, and customize the settings a lot, it would be great to have a way to export and import those custom settings. Sync is no help as they don't have an account/setup to sync the settings FROM. But since sync CAN update the settings, how about giving us a separate way to do the same via an exported file????

Please? Sure would make my time to install and set up a LOT easier.

Asked by rwernst 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Bring back native focus outline for URL bar with userChrome.css on OS X

Hi, I figured if anyone knew how to accomplish this, someone here would, because I'm at a loss. I'm looking to use userChrome.css customizations to bring back the native … (read more)

Hi, I figured if anyone knew how to accomplish this, someone here would, because I'm at a loss.

I'm looking to use userChrome.css customizations to bring back the native focus outline (the blue glow) around the URL bar when it's in focus. I feel like this should definitely be possible in one way or another.

This is how my URL bar looks currently: image 1 below (or: https://imgur.com/IQDXejh) This is the "glow" to which I'm referring, which is native to OS X: image 2 below (or: https://imgur.com/ImA6Of8) For the record, I was only able to achieve that second example by using ":root #urlbar {-moz-appearance: textfield;}" which is obviously out of the question and only to illustrate the outline I'm seeking to add to URL bar in the first example.

Put another way, I just want my URL bar to use the native OS X outline glow when in focus (instead of my current 2px border) without changing any other styling, custom or otherwise (as much as possible).

I'm using 78.2.0esr on OS X 10.9.5 and the full contents of my userChrome.css file are: https://pastebin.com/QFsxdaF5 Thank you in advance for any help. Please let me know if I missed something important or can provide anymore information.

Asked by avenged110 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Turn off Firefox updates - json?

Hi Friends, I have read the other posts on this questions. I have a very unique use case. My grandfather is 101 and still going strong. He loves his computer and regula… (read more)

Hi Friends,

I have read the other posts on this questions.

I have a very unique use case. My grandfather is 101 and still going strong. He loves his computer and regularly has in-depth questions that he calls me with.

The firefox (latest version) updates are causing him serious problems though. It seems like they are very regular - I know this is good, but in this case, being 101, I just want him to be able to use his computer without being bothered with the updates. I am aware of the different options, but unfortunately there is not a "turn off" option (why!). I did read something about modifying a .json file though. On a side note, I'm a computer guy and have been involved with IT for over 30 years. The firefox updates are a "bother" for other people I work with as well.

Does somebody have the code they can share to turn off these updates? When this stupid covid is over I will be seeing him regularly and will perform the updates myself.

Thank you.

Asked by dougstackhouse 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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On launch double homepage

I am unable to open just a single homepage since the last update. I have just a single website URL as my homepage, same as I have for years, but even though FF options sh… (read more)

I am unable to open just a single homepage since the last update. I have just a single website URL as my homepage, same as I have for years, but even though FF options shows only a single custom URL for homepage on launch it opens two tabs, both to the same homepage.

Asked by Mike Leeling 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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stop new tabs

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1304218] How do I stop firefox from opening every link i click on a new tab? I want to have only one tab open and no… (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1304218]
How do I stop firefox from opening every link i click on a new tab? I want to have only one tab open and not have 20 tabs because i cliked on 20 links

Asked by riverolljr 4 days ago

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Removed Amazon and Ebay search engines keeps coming back since firefox 80

Hello, I had custom search engines set in search.json/searchplugins configuration file. It worked perfectly since firefox 80. Now, Amazon and eBay keeps adding themselves… (read more)

Hello,

I had custom search engines set in search.json/searchplugins configuration file. It worked perfectly since firefox 80. Now, Amazon and eBay keeps adding themselves as search engines.

Anyone know how to remove them properly once and for all ?

Asked by dfrank1 3 days ago

Answered by dfrank1 1 day ago

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Location access not working.

I am unable to use location access in my mac firefox browser. When using the Met office uk for example I get this message each time. Sorry. We could not get your positio… (read more)

I am unable to use location access in my mac firefox browser. When using the Met office uk for example I get this message each time. Sorry. We could not get your position because your web browser or device did not give permission to use your location. I have looked at the preference settings and the met office is allowed.

Asked by Alasdair 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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MAIL ICON

The icon for MAIL is no longer available at the right end of the search bar - should be to left of the history/bookmarks/pocket list icon. Please help me restore this. … (read more)

The icon for MAIL is no longer available at the right end of the search bar - should be to left of the history/bookmarks/pocket list icon. Please help me restore this. I use it to place news headlines etc. into e-mail for sending!!!!

Asked by maggiem14 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Firefox Screenshots 'Full Screen' not working on Airtable form

Love the great new feature of Firefox Screenshots - useful to take shots of full pages rather than screen captures. It doesn't work on airtable forms which is on place i… (read more)

Love the great new feature of Firefox Screenshots - useful to take shots of full pages rather than screen captures.

It doesn't work on airtable forms which is on place it would be really useful for me eg. https://airtable.com/shrcLBYFthQs5WrSQ

It just takes a shot of the visible area of the page even when selecting Full Screen.

I've tried on mac and windows - I've tried turning it off and on again in about:config, I couldn't see any <frameset> tags which are reported not to work.

Any clues?

Asked by Back 2 Front 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Firefox Extensions and Themes

Hello everyone. I am having an issue with Firefox Desktop on my Linux machine(MX Linux). Before I was able to install themes and extensions from the marketplace just fine… (read more)

Hello everyone.

I am having an issue with Firefox Desktop on my Linux machine(MX Linux). Before I was able to install themes and extensions from the marketplace just fine. However recently when I try to install a theme or extension through the marketplace, I get the green button that says "Only with Firefox -- Get Firefox Now" instead of the blue button that says "Add to Firefox".

I have tried purging all files and re-installing the application. I even went as far as deleting anything Firefox that was in my root files. I was able to change the theme and add a suggested extension through the Add-On settings but that was all.

To me it seems like the marketplace is not recognizing the browser as Firefox. Any help is much obliged.

Asked by elicea0412 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago