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Customize Toolbar page does not appear.

When I try to customize the toolbar in Firefox 115.10, the browser tries to change the page to the customize toolbar / overflow toolbar page. However the page flashes o… (read more)

When I try to customize the toolbar in Firefox 115.10, the browser tries to change the page to the customize toolbar / overflow toolbar page. However the page flashes on and then reverts to the normal browser page. The page showing customize toolbar/ overflow toolbar, is transient and does not last. So I can't even customize the order of the buttons on my toolbar. This wasn't a problem a few days ago before the switch to this latest version. In particular I am trying to change the position of the "home" button to the left side of the address box. I just can't bring up the customize toolbar page. I'm not talking about the position of the add-on or extension buttons...just the home button. Hope this is clear. By the way, I've even tried this in safe mode to no avail.

Asked by paulgxi 2 weeks ago

Answered by paulgxi 2 weeks ago

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Mouse-click + modifier key to open a link in private mode?

I'd like to be able to open a link in private mode by holding down some modifier key, then clicking on the link. There are many times that I want to open a link in privat… (read more)

I'd like to be able to open a link in private mode by holding down some modifier key, then clicking on the link. There are many times that I want to open a link in private mode, and a keypress + click would be the quickest way to do it given that one hand typically remains at the keyboard while I use the mouse/trackpad.

I've even added a toolbar button to open a new private browsing window, then dragged and dropped a link onto the button, but that gets a circle with slash icon and nothing more.

Others have asked this question, so, to be clear, none of the following address my question: copying the link then opening the private browsing window & pasting the link, using a customized shortcut/bookmark, opening Firefox in private mode via command line, right-clicking the link then selecting "Open link in new private window".

Thanks for any advice and thank you, Mozilla, for Firefox!

Asked by TAP 4 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

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Cannot add custom shortcut in Search -> Search Shortcut ; Windows 11

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings … (read more)

Hi so am using version 125.0.1 and on my windows 10 machine I can add custom Search Shortcuts (the Add button is present) but on my windows 11 machine, the same settings page the Add button is dissapeared... Is it a limitation for Windows 11 machines?

Asked by suji.lamech 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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userChrome.css - Help With Customizing Tabs (part 2)

Hi All, I would like the content area of my tabs moved up so that the box is filled with the actual tab color, without the white background, and also the text will be ve… (read more)

Hi All,

I would like the content area of my tabs moved up so that the box is filled with the actual tab color, without the white background, and also the text will be vertically centered. Right now, the text is dropping too close to the bottom of the tab.

Had this looking very nice in FF 88 with the same code, as you can see in the attached images, but it seems to render differently in FF 115 ESR and FF 125.

Below is some code I used to style the tabs, but the problem exists without this code as well.

I've also included some "tabs on bottom" code I'm using as well at the very bottom.

Would sure like to get those Classic Toolbar Buttons working again too (shown in the second image), but that will be a later request :)

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

/* Highlight non-selected tabs on mouseover */ .tabbrowser-tab:not([selected]):hover .tab-content {

  background-color: #dbe3eb !important;

}

  1. TabsToolbar {
 -moz-box-ordinal-group: 3 !important;
 padding-top: 0 !important;
 padding-bottom: 0 !important;
 height: 25px !important;
 background-image: url("bkmr_back.gif") !important;
 border-top: 1px solid #afc0d2 !important;
 border-bottom: 1px solid #8698aa !important;

}

/* Background color of selected tab */ .tab-background[selected="true"] {

   background-attachment: none!important;
   background-image: none!important;
   background-color: #eef5fc !important;

}

/* Background color of non-selected tab */ tab-background:not([selected]) {

   color: #000000 !important;
   background-color: #c7d3e0 !important;

}

/* Border color & bold text for selected tab */

  1. TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab[selected] {
   font-weight: 700 !important;
   color: #000 !important;
   border-top: 1px solid #8698aa !important;
   border-left: 1px solid #8698aa !important;
   border-right: 1px solid #8698aa !important;

}

/* Border color & normal text for non-selected tab */

  1. TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab:not([selected]) {
   font-weight: 600 !important;
   color: #000 !important;
   border-top: 1px solid #afc0d2 !important;
   border-left: 1px solid #afc0d2 !important;
   border-right: 1px solid #afc0d2 !important;

}

/* -------------- TABS ON BOTTOM --------------- */ /* TABS: below nav-bar - updated for 89+ | 108+ | 113+ */

  • |*:root {
 --tab-toolbar-navbar-overlap: 0px !important;
 --tab-min-height: 25px !important; /* adjust */
 --tab-min-width:  80px !important; /* adjust */

}

  1. navigator-toolbox #TabsToolbar {
 position: absolute !important;
 bottom: 0;
 /* height: 27px !important; */
 height: 28px !important;
 width: 100vw !important;

}

/* navigator-toolbox - padding */

  • |*:root:not([chromehidden*="toolbar"]) #navigator-toolbox {
 position: relative !important; /*89+*/
 padding-bottom: calc(var(--tab-min-height) + 1px) !important; /*adjust*/
 background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;

}

/* TABS: HEIGHT */

  1. tabbrowser-tabs,
  2. tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox,
  3. tabbrowser-tabs .tabbrowser-tab {
 min-height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
 max-height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;

}

.tab-stack {

 height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;

}

  1. TabsToolbar {
 height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
 margin-bottom: 0px !important;
 /* box-shadow: ThreeDShadow 0 -1px inset, -moz-dialog 0 1px !important; /*optional*/
 /* background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important; */
 color: var(--toolbar-color) !important;

}

/* drag space */ .titlebar-spacer[type="pre-tabs"], .titlebar-spacer[type="post-tabs"] {

 width: 40px;

}

/* Override vertical shifts when moving a tab */

  1. navigator-toolbox[movingtab] > #titlebar > #TabsToolbar {
 padding-bottom: unset !important;

}

  1. navigator-toolbox[movingtab] #tabbrowser-tabs {
 padding-bottom: unset !important;
 margin-bottom: unset !important;

}

  1. navigator-toolbox[movingtab] > #nav-bar {
 margin-top: unset !important;

}

/* hide indicators and caption buttons */

  1. TabsToolbar .private-browsing-indicator {display: none !important;}
  2. TabsToolbar .accessibility-indicator {display: none !important;}
  3. TabsToolbar .titlebar-buttonbox-container {display: none !important;}
  4. TabsToolbar #window-controls {display: none !important;}

/* -------------- TABS ON BOTTOM --------------- */

Asked by Slouch 4 weeks ago

Answered by Slouch 3 weeks ago

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Add-on no longer on Toolbar

I'm using the OneTab add-on, Enabled. The icon no longer shows on the Toolbar, though it is on the Menu bar next to Firefox View. I ran Remove and then Added it again, … (read more)

I'm using the OneTab add-on, Enabled. The icon no longer shows on the Toolbar, though it is on the Menu bar next to Firefox View.

I ran Remove and then Added it again, hoping the Toolbar Icon would reappear = no go, And I lost all URLs already saved, stupid me. To be clear, clicking the Icon on the Toolbar saves all open tabs.

Is there a fix via Preferences? Thanks. gw

Asked by metaguy 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Firefox Translation - Turn off

Hi. How come there is no option to turn off "Firefox Translation"? I speak three languages and every time I visit foreign web site, Firefox suggest translation to me. It… (read more)

Hi.

How come there is no option to turn off "Firefox Translation"? I speak three languages and every time I visit foreign web site, Firefox suggest translation to me. It's annoying.

Asked by beyondlightless 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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default colors have somehow changed

I accidentally pressed a lot of keys on my keyboard and for some reason the default colors of Firefox have changed. I found out that by using Ctrl+Alt+D that I can switch… (read more)

I accidentally pressed a lot of keys on my keyboard and for some reason the default colors of Firefox have changed. I found out that by using Ctrl+Alt+D that I can switch the colors back to normal or to the colors that now appear automatically, but this only works for one tab. If I open a new tab, it shows the weird colors (see images below). I tried looking up specific shortcuts for Firefox considering the shortcut mentioned before (Ctrl+Alt+D) only works on Firefox. But I can't find any shortcut tied to that combination. I'm unsure what to do and how to fix this.

I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to fix this.

Asked by link 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Unable to install any extensions.

When trying to install any extensions on either the Mozilla Addons website or directly via the Extension settings, it fails to do so. I've attached a screenshot of the M… (read more)

When trying to install any extensions on either the Mozilla Addons website or directly via the Extension settings, it fails to do so.

I've attached a screenshot of the Mozilla Addons website when it fails to install the extension. On some other addons that I've attempted in the past, it just shows the throbber forever.

I have checked the Multiprocess Browser Console and it says that it fails to move the file because it's locked (NS_ERROR_FILE_IS_LOCKED). I have also attached a screenshot of that.

Asked by Kate 1 month ago

Answered by Kate 1 month ago

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remove search from new tab page (not search from address bar)

Just updated a friend's computer from Windows 7 to 10. Installed firefox over previous ESR and now there's no way to remove the search bar from the new tab page. On my … (read more)

Just updated a friend's computer from Windows 7 to 10. Installed firefox over previous ESR and now there's no way to remove the search bar from the new tab page. On my W10 system, the search bar isn't there, not sure how or why, but on her's there's no option NOT to show it as there used to be.

I found some VERY old (2014) info on this but doesn't seem to be up to date.

PLEASE give us our options back and stop taking them away, sheesh, getting as bad as Microsoft.

Is there a workaround for this to remove the redundant search bar from the new tab page since you can search from the address bar?

Thanks!

Asked by firefoxsync52 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Change URL border color when focused

Hi All, I would like to change the url border color when it has the focus to blue. The code below works, except when you press Escape. After hitting Escape, the urlbar… (read more)

Hi All,

I would like to change the url border color when it has the focus to blue.

The code below works, except when you press Escape.

After hitting Escape, the urlbar still has the focus but its border changes back to gray. It should remain blue.

I would also like to remove the box-shadow after pressing Escape, when the urlbar is not expanded (to mimic the behavior of FF 88).

The url and search input fields also do the same goofy thing Windows 10 does - the cursor stops blinking after 5 blinks and remains frozen. Any way to remove that behavior and keep the cursor blinking? If not, no big deal, the other stuff above is more important.

Any code suggestions to get that behavior are welcome!

/* set the initial borders of the urlbar and search bar to gray */
#urlbar > #urlbar-background, #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background, #searchbar { border: 1px solid #a1a6b5 !important; outline: none !important; border-radius: 0px !important; }
/* set urlbar border to blue when focused */
#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] #urlbar-background {
   border-color: #0078d7 !important;
}

Asked by Slouch 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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MimeTypes.rdf missing

Hi, I'm using FF on Fedora 39. However Firefox does not remember any file associations. The MimeTypes.rdf file in the profile is missing and is also not created on rest… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using FF on Fedora 39.

However Firefox does not remember any file associations. The MimeTypes.rdf file in the profile is missing and is also not created on restarting the browser.

In the options I've now set the configuration to "Ask whether to open or save files". Now I see a popup when clicking on a file however there is no checkbox with "remember this file associations" (or something similiar).

Asked by daswas 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Add eyedropper tool to toolbar

the built in eyedropper tool is the simplest and easiest solution to grabbing screen colors without granting file permission to 3rd party solutions for full funcionality.… (read more)

the built in eyedropper tool is the simplest and easiest solution to grabbing screen colors without granting file permission to 3rd party solutions for full funcionality. I have power-toys but I hate to see this tool needlessly depreciated. My workflow needs to sample many colors at a time making the menu navigation needless. PLEASE let there be a way to add it to the toolbar, I hope there is. Thanks for your time

Asked by bromraven 4 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

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watch video "in" firefox browser

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me: >> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> wh… (read more)

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me:

>> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> which is: MP4 Video (16.4MB) >> from https://cdn77-vid.xvideos-cdn"."com >> >> What should Firefox do with this file?

My only choice is: Open with Windows Media Player x86 (default)

suggestions?

I'm running Windows 7 Firefox 76.0.1

Thanks!!!!

Asked by G_Eak 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to completely remove the tab bar

How can I completely remove the tab bar and regain 3/4 of an inch of screen space. It would be nice if Mozilla would just have a on/off button for it. I've tried creating… (read more)

How can I completely remove the tab bar and regain 3/4 of an inch of screen space. It would be nice if Mozilla would just have a on/off button for it. I've tried creating a folder called Chrome within my Firefox Profile folder. I then created a text file within that folder and named it userChrome.css. I put this string in the text file #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } This did not work, does anyone know the best method for getting rid of the annoying tab bar?

Thank you

Asked by simpleman2 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Why can't we customize the keyboard shortcuts?

Hello, I have been using Firefox as my main browser for more than a decade. One could say i am some Mozilla fanboy, having convinced many of my friends and relatives to u… (read more)

Hello, I have been using Firefox as my main browser for more than a decade. One could say i am some Mozilla fanboy, having convinced many of my friends and relatives to use Firefox instead of any chrome based options (Which there are to many these days). It struck me today, as i was reworking some workflow elements in many programs i use daily, that it is impossible to change any key binding in Firefox anymore. I know it has been a while now, and i searched all over the web for an answer or a solution, but at this point it is clear that other than going in the code and recompiling Firefox manually, it is not possible. I stumbled upon the (only) extension that allows to change some shortcuts, but the two that i wanted to change are impossible to configure from it, being disabling only f12 as i would use it for other things but i do not want to lose the dev console and also ctrl+L to open the address bar, it is quite inconvenient and would much prefer to use ctrl+spacebar as it matches many other bindings i am using with other software. There have been many other features that were changed in the recent years that made me start to look for an alternative, as i see features melting away almost as quickly as the user base of the product.

I do understand that one person's problem is not going to change the way a big piece of software is working, but i am wondering, why are the users losing such features as basic as customizing key bindings in a piece of software that used to be so incredibly customizable in the past? Why is the only viable option to anything chrome based losing it's edge over the competition? Is Firefox v150 be based on the chromium engine or will it die before?

Thank you in advance, and no, i don't need the link to the shortcut page, i already have it.

Asked by DoubleWookie 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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How do I disable the new built-in translator?

I need to disable this horrible translator that is now showing up on top of every page I visit, It keeps showing up even after choosing a translation or disabling transla… (read more)

I need to disable this horrible translator that is now showing up on top of every page I visit, It keeps showing up even after choosing a translation or disabling translations for that language. That is probably a bug, but I don't want to wait for a fix, I need to be able to see the pages I visit completely, this thing prevents me from clicking buttons and and is really anoying.

This is the built-in translation feature since I do not use any translation plugins, and started showing up after an upgrade.

Asked by jose90 8 months ago

Answered by jose90 8 months ago

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Hide Tab bar if there is only one tab

Hello! I have been using this userChrome.css code to hide the tab bar if there is only one tab (on Windows): tab:only-of-type, tab:only-of-type + #tabs-newtab-button { … (read more)

Hello!

I have been using this userChrome.css code to hide the tab bar if there is only one tab (on Windows):

tab:only-of-type, tab:only-of-type + #tabs-newtab-button {

   display: none !important;

}

#tabbrowser-tabs, #tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox, #tabbrowser-tabs > .tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox {
   min-height: 0 !important;

}

Since one of the recent Firefox updates, this code does no longer work. Maybe because there is a new element in the tab bar: A drop-down list at the right.

Any idea how to make the above code work again?

Peter

Asked by peter596 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago