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What is the purpose of "app.normandy" in about:config - can I set all to false?

Mozilla Firefox keeps rolling out changes to functionality and the user interface without notification, as well as altering my user preferences. A set of about:config p… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox keeps rolling out changes to functionality and the user interface without notification, as well as altering my user preferences. A set of about:config preferences that start with "app.normandy" seem to have something to do with installing these on my Windows 10 system. I did NOT enroll in any FF studies. So, it is odd that there seems to be outside manipulation . I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

Asked by plew29881 6 days ago

Last reply by plew29881 5 days ago

Is there a way to change only the color of clicked links and unclicked links in Firefox?

I set the colors of visited links and unvisited links in [Options]-[General]-[Language and Appearance]-[Color]. If you want to take effect, you need to select [All] in [U… (read more)

I set the colors of visited links and unvisited links in [Options]-[General]-[Language and Appearance]-[Color].

If you want to take effect, you need to select [All] in [Use the color you selected above to overwrite the color specified on the page]

In this way, all styles of all website pages: text color and background color are all changed.

Is there a way to only change the color of the link, while the text and background colors still use the web page's own; or specify that only the domain name pages in the list list use the specified color, and the website's own default color is used for those that are not explicitly specified?

Asked by planningall 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Youtube

Hi everyone! When watching YouTube, I can stream the video to the my TV by pressing a button on the player. (Google Chrome or app on my phone). I attach a screenshot. Whe… (read more)

Hi everyone! When watching YouTube, I can stream the video to the my TV by pressing a button on the player. (Google Chrome or app on my phone). I attach a screenshot. When I switched to the firefox browser, this button is not. The function is extremely convenient, why isn't it in firefox?

Asked by gglstas 6 days ago

Losing browsing history

Hi there - I want to keep my history. I want to SAVE my browsing history. I do NOT want my history to disappear. I cannot find how to do this. There are Many ways to DELE… (read more)

Hi there - I want to keep my history. I want to SAVE my browsing history. I do NOT want my history to disappear. I cannot find how to do this. There are Many ways to DELETE history, but how do I prevent mine from disappearing. Mine disappears every day and I want to SAVE my history. Fourth time of asking! Please help. Thanks Pete

Asked by pete47 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Want to get rid of "This time, search with" option in address bar

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used… (read more)

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used to just provide search suggestions from my list of bookmarks, but now below the list of search options is a separate segment with "This time, search with:" followed by multiple icons--in my case, Google (my default browser), bookmarks, tabs, history, and settings. And you know how when you're sometimes typing something you want to find and the desired result is toward the bottom of the list, so instead of pressing the down arrow key to get to it, you press the up arrow to start from the end…well now, when I try that on the address bar, it cycles through each icon before letting me get to the list's end.

I know it sounds like a petty complaint, but it's annoying and inconvenient to have to do it each and every time since it's habitual to cycle from top to bottom or vice versa on basically every other search bar. I went the route of "Settings > Options > Search > Search Shortcuts" to see if I could get rid of these icons, but just like how it doesn't let you get rid of search engines when you only have one on the list, it doesn't give you an option to remove these superfluous icons.

These Mozilla dumbasses seem to lack foresight and/or consideration with the way they limit user preferences. Can anybody give me any alternative solutions? Please spare me the snide answers like "switch to Chrome" (already considering it). If there's a way to simply circumvent these icons in the address bar rather than getting rid of them entirely, that would be more that enough: I just don't know how to go about it. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my submission/rant.

Asked by xcutsy 6 days ago

Answered by Standard8 1 day ago

How to find a certain Style Sheet from the List in the Dev Tools Style Editor?

Hi, I have been working with the Style Editor from the Developer Tools. As you can see from the screenshot, there's a massive list of style sheets. I'm looking for a cert… (read more)

Hi,

I have been working with the Style Editor from the Developer Tools. As you can see from the screenshot, there's a massive list of style sheets.

I'm looking for a certain style sheet to edit, however the list is not sorted alphabetically. So I don't know how to find the name of my style sheet other than just trying to scroll through the whole list to spot my specific sheet. This every time take hours for me to find what I'm looking for.

Is there any way to find a style sheet in that list faster than manually scrolling through the list? Something like Ctrl + F, or a way to sort that list alphabetically?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by browserlightedup 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Firefox - Opening PDF automatically in firefox

Hello guys. I want to open PDF directly in the browser. I set checkboxes to do it automatically but firefox always displayed this window when I want to download pdf. Coul… (read more)

Hello guys. I want to open PDF directly in the browser. I set checkboxes to do it automatically but firefox always displayed this window when I want to download pdf. Could you help me?

Asked by nikolay.parfianovich 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

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Search Engine support is not free.

I front what you promise. Here's a quote: "Firefox - the independent browser, supported by the non-profit Mozilla". I am going to set up a default search engine with the… (read more)

I front what you promise. Here's a quote: "Firefox - the independent browser, supported by the non-profit Mozilla".

I am going to set up a default search engine with the URL myself.

Please explain me how to set http://blackle.com/ as default search engine. Without using the home button or an existing bookmark every time.

Asked by Lucky Number Slevin 6 days ago

Answered by tjn21 5 days ago

Firefox refresh deleted all logins

Firefox updated on my work machine concurrent to a machine self-restart and VPN update. The VPN update bricked my access to shared drives for my work network so I assumed… (read more)

Firefox updated on my work machine concurrent to a machine self-restart and VPN update. The VPN update bricked my access to shared drives for my work network so I assumed the issue lie somewhere with lack of internet access and inability to connect to said network. Now the VPN is up and running with normal file access restored, but all my FireFox info is gone. I see on my desktop a file called Old FireFox data and begin googling the recovery process. I generated a new profile in FireFox and copied over all files from the old profile to the new including key4.db and logins.json to no avail.

There are no passwords, no login info, no cookies, no bookmarks, nothing is left. Also, I cannot copy any of these files. I can only move them for some reason. I've tried to back up these files, but they are move-only somehow.

Any advice?

Asked by stuart.blood 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Search shortcuts - "This time, search with" requires second click to confirm

Hi, The alternate search shortcuts are an excellent feature. Prior to a recent Firefox update, I was able to enter a search term and click once on one of the alternate se… (read more)

Hi, The alternate search shortcuts are an excellent feature. Prior to a recent Firefox update, I was able to enter a search term and click once on one of the alternate search engine icons to perform the search with that engine.

Currently, I need to click the icon, e.g. Wikipedia, and confirm the request by pressing Enter or clicking the new item in the entry in the address bar drop-down, "Search with Wikipedia" (screenshot attached).

Is there an item in the about:config settings to revert this change and perform this search with a single click on the icon?

Thank you.

Asked by futurenow8 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

Onglets

Hello a tous !!! Une mise a jour de firefox, et je me retrouve avec les onglets en hauts de la barre de recherche. Comment replacer la suite d'onglets sous la barre de m… (read more)

Hello a tous !!! Une mise a jour de firefox, et je me retrouve avec les onglets en hauts de la barre de recherche. Comment replacer la suite d'onglets sous la barre de marques pages juste au dessus de la fenêtre web.. Merci !!

Asked by Firefox Manu 5 days ago

Web push notifications options, e.g., placement, timeout, fonts, etc

I have been unable to find any information on customizing the look of Web push notifications. I would like to be able to change the time they remain on the screen, where… (read more)

I have been unable to find any information on customizing the look of Web push notifications. I would like to be able to change the time they remain on the screen, where they appear, how many can stack at a time. Is there any means to do this? Specifically, I would like to change the way Slack message announcements appear.

Asked by elupin 5 days ago

How to switching multiple addon at once

I want to switching on/off multiple extension at once, but built-in addon management is not capable of it (even swiping out disable addon when switched) , and there are n… (read more)

I want to switching on/off multiple extension at once, but built-in addon management is not capable of it (even swiping out disable addon when switched) , and there are no addon doing it.

I imagines like this , which doing preset type of management.

Any help?

Asked by bleepblopp 5 days ago

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Hide tab bar when only one tab open.

Hello, I am looking for a way to hide my tab bar when there is only one tab open. I almost found the solution there: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297983 B… (read more)

Hello,

I am looking for a way to hide my tab bar when there is only one tab open. I almost found the solution there: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297983 But it is not exactly what i am looking for. This solution hides the tab but not the tab bar it self. I mean it leaves some black empty space because i use dark theme.

I kept looking for a solution to hide the container. I found this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271391 The problem is: this solution hides all the time the tab bar. No maters how many tabs opened.

I experimented mixing these two solution. I have try:

  1. tabbrowser-tabs tab[first-visible-tab="true"][last-visible-tab="true"] + #mainwindow:not([tabsintitlebar="true"]) #TabsToolbar {
 visibility: collapse;

}

I tried the other way around, with "#mainwindow" first. I tried without the "+" sign. But none worked out.

Asked by Gregory-F 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

Amazon Search Suggestion always leads to US location - Where to change the location to Germany?

The Amazon Search Suggestions always leads me to the US Amazon site. But I want to search the Germany location. Where to change? I deleted the Search Suggestion and adde… (read more)

The Amazon Search Suggestions always leads me to the US Amazon site. But I want to search the Germany location. Where to change?

I deleted the Search Suggestion and added it from amazon.de several times. But ALWAYS the US site will appear when searching for a product.

Is there any possibility change this setting? It's so annoying.

Thanks.

Asked by blackgsus83 5 days ago

Last reply by connordavies06 5 days ago

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Disable update popup?

Users have been complaining about update nags for several years, and when a solution is found via about:config, Mozilla typically puts a spanner in the works and deletes … (read more)

Users have been complaining about update nags for several years, and when a solution is found via about:config, Mozilla typically puts a spanner in the works and deletes the relevant config items like 'app.update.silent', 'app.update.doorhanger... etc.

I just want to remove the popup, not the ability to update. I'll update when I'm good and ready, and I don't need a popup each and every day nagging me to do so.

If Mozilla must ape Chrome, then aping Chrome's non-nagging update policy would be a good move.

FF 85.0.2

Asked by Jason 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago