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Is there a way to disable Firefox's ability to download from about:config vs downloading an extension?

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated. I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Fi… (read more)

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated.

I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Firefox all together. The reason for this is per my organization's requests. As they do not want users downloading anything what so ever.

I've found extensions that can do this, however since I'm tweaking a profile in which is shared amongst all users. Its not the best solution since I have to manually check the add-ons on every time I make a new user profile.

Is there by any chance a means for me to disable downloading as a whole within either userChrome.css or about:config?

Any help again is greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

How to run/open any add-ons ?

I am not able to figure out on how to open the respective add-ons User Interface. I have installed some add-ons like 'HTTPS Everywhere' , 'Nord vpn' etc... When I v… (read more)

I am not able to figure out on how to open the respective add-ons User Interface.

  • I have installed some add-ons like 'HTTPS Everywhere' , 'Nord vpn' etc...
  • When I visit the add-ons tab in the menu section on the upper right section of Firefox, it does not show on how to run it or open it.
  • I have been searching this on the internet but couldn't find any information...

Hope the Firefox team will help, Thank you

Asked by Adarsh Pillai 1 day ago

Last reply by Mamoon 1 day ago

How to stop opening links in new tabs

Whenever I do an internet search on Firefox, clicking a link will open it in a new tab. This annoys me as I soon get multiple tabs open that i need to go and close. How c… (read more)

Whenever I do an internet search on Firefox, clicking a link will open it in a new tab. This annoys me as I soon get multiple tabs open that i need to go and close. How can I change this so clicking a link opens it in the same tab?

Asked by stewartalexandre5 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Process Limit Option

I set process limit to 1. Firefox runs 5+. Pray tell what does setting the process limit do exactly? Also Firefox says it sets the process limit automatically to optimize… (read more)

I set process limit to 1. Firefox runs 5+. Pray tell what does setting the process limit do exactly? Also Firefox says it sets the process limit automatically to optimize system specs. I've installed FF on machines with specs ranging from low budget build to godbox yet it always defaults to 4 processes. Then runs more. Is it all BS? Do tell please? (Searched Support for these topics. Gave up after 10 pages. Appologies if they're redundant)

Asked by riqidelaplaya 2 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

persevering data retoring session

I sought without answer to see how to PREVENT restoring previous sessions, freezing my computer because FF did not clear previous sessions, internet access freezing when … (read more)

I sought without answer to see how to PREVENT restoring previous sessions, freezing my computer because FF did not clear previous sessions, internet access freezing when social media sites weren't cleared, as they used to be. And then, reading the solution on, how to access restoresession options, I come upon about:config and search browser.session I see the problem. Instead of setting options to clear previous history, FF now has uncountable options which - hide browsers I've deletes, like Bing - maintain restoring sessions up to 5, 10, 32 times, even though I've set the option to never - keep data I wanted deleted, in Top sites, in pocket, in other options - set Google as the default translator even though I've chosen not to use it I am seriously disappointed in Firefox and Mozilla. I have used it since I found it one- two ? decades ago because it WASN'T wired into the top-heavy, data-excessive, intrusive-spying behemoths of Google and Microsoft. Did Google buy you out, or something? I do notice that the wonderful creative-commons data options have been swallowed up by those icons of not-for-profit and community sharing, google-android, every for-profit phone companies (ATT, Verizon,etc.) How sad and ironic. I found my solution was, select 0 for many, many browser.?? options and deleting the history I found in various switches. Posting this to share my disillusion.

Asked by tina 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Persistent Find Bar

I was wondering if their was a way to switch the find bar bar back to the old way of searching. The way it is now is annoying. When I use find it's usually the same searc… (read more)

I was wondering if their was a way to switch the find bar bar back to the old way of searching. The way it is now is annoying. When I use find it's usually the same search across multiple tabs. Now I have to open the find in each tab and if I change the find in one tab it doesn't change across the other find bars so I now have to change each individually. Thanks.

Asked by lumania 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

setting defaults for the browser, no matter how many times I try to set my prfferances they change back to the original ones. no I am not able to put in suggestions.

setting defaults for the browser, no matter how many times I try to set my preferences they change back to the original ones. no I am not able to put in suggestions. … (read more)

setting defaults for the browser, no matter how many times I try to set my preferences they change back to the original ones. no I am not able to put in suggestions.

Asked by HP Laptop 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

All my add ons automatically uninstalled every couple of weeks

Since I started using firefox all my add ons get uninstalled for no reason from time to time. It's like the browser decides to wipe them all out and I have to reinstall t… (read more)

Since I started using firefox all my add ons get uninstalled for no reason from time to time. It's like the browser decides to wipe them all out and I have to reinstall them again, one by one. I tried creating an account and syncing, but the problem persists. And it happens on both my 2 computers.

Asked by ivanbeisel 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Firefox updated and now Stylish does not display the word "Google" as defined by the Style

My home is Google search in black with modified artwork for the word Google. It no longer displays. I have included the artwork. It normally displays on a black backgr… (read more)

My home is Google search in black with modified artwork for the word Google. It no longer displays. I have included the artwork. It normally displays on a black background.

Asked by Az 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Customizing headers and footers for printing.

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this.… (read more)

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this. I don't know if it was a recent update or what but I am using Windows 10 Home. Please help so I don't have to find a new browser.

Asked by themills98 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Recommended articles by pocket is not shown on new tabs

I had to refresh my firefox browser. After that on the firefox new tabs page there is no possibility to show recommended articles by pocket any more. I can not fix it. T… (read more)

I had to refresh my firefox browser. After that on the firefox new tabs page there is no possibility to show recommended articles by pocket any more.

I can not fix it. There is no possibility to switch it on in the options -> home settings.

There is not any checkbox for "recommended articles by pocket" any more.

How can I fix this?

Asked by ChristophDKlein 5 days ago

Last reply by user3585702 4 days ago

Sound issues

I've been using firefox since it's early release. My PC is set up as a DAW and I have more audio cards and usb connection that routes audio around. Now I can have my mai… (read more)

I've been using firefox since it's early release. My PC is set up as a DAW and I have more audio cards and usb connection that routes audio around. Now I can have my main DAW software running on my monitors via ASIO, In windows I set the it to my secondary driver. Now can open firefox, go to youtube and sound from the browser goes there. I can start the DAW and have sounds there. It worked perfectly.

But now suddenly no sound in Firefox. I just starts, no errors or anything, but no sound. I had a look a some of the FAQ's but nothing changed. Reinstall etc. Well short story, Edge works, so now firefox sadly have to go.

Thx for the good work. This is very good browser, but it don't work for me.

Asked by lars.nielsen.dnk 4 days ago

Last reply by user3585702 4 days ago

Firefox 'take a screenshot' tool is missing

The very helpful scissors tool has gone from the three-dot menu and I can't find it anywhere. Is it a bug or has this feature been removed? This is what I see now in the … (read more)

The very helpful scissors tool has gone from the three-dot menu and I can't find it anywhere. Is it a bug or has this feature been removed?

This is what I see now in the menu.

Asked by fdarcy 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

Printer not always using the default PDF printer

Just after the most recent FF update I noticed , from time-to-time, that when I print FF is using the FF printer mode instead of the default Adobe Acrobat printer mode. I… (read more)

Just after the most recent FF update I noticed , from time-to-time, that when I print FF is using the FF printer mode instead of the default Adobe Acrobat printer mode. It doesn't happen all the time, but it happens. My options screen still shows Adobe as the default printer mode. So, I don't understand why this is happening. I look forward to anyone's comments. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 5 days ago

Last reply by user3585702 5 days ago