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Automatic downloading of files

I know Firefox recently changed some settings regarding automatic downloading of files, but I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files t… (read more)

I know Firefox recently changed some settings regarding automatic downloading of files, but I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files that I view. Sometimes I just want to view a pdf without downloading the file. Firefox keeps automatically downloading the file, then after viewing it, I have to manually delete. I don't to do this! I just want to view the file and if I want to keep it, I'll save a copy. This is extremely annoying! Can I change the settings so that the file won't automatically save to my computer? Thanks

Asked by robertinohio 6 months ago

Last reply by BJ 4 months ago

Can not log into Last Pass extension with newest Firefox update

I use Last Pass for passwords & it's worked in the past on Firefox. After updating Firefox, the Last Pass extension in by toolbar is black - in the past I would click… (read more)

I use Last Pass for passwords & it's worked in the past on Firefox. After updating Firefox, the Last Pass extension in by toolbar is black - in the past I would click that, open the Last Pass page to sign in, then the icon turns red and functions. Now when I click the icon a frozen page comes up that never loads. I can sign in to the Last Pass webpage, but that doesn't turn on the extension.

Any advice appreciated - thanks!

Asked by washburnkristen 5 months ago

Last reply by rob.nash1984 1 month ago

Addon: searching foor toolbar addon that allows shortcuts to local applications (not url's)

Hello, I am looking for a toolbar addon that allows shortcuts to local applications. Example, shortcuts to notepad, word, calc etc... on a toolbar (like the firefox [CTRL… (read more)

Hello,

I am looking for a toolbar addon that allows shortcuts to local applications. Example, shortcuts to notepad, word, calc etc... on a toolbar (like the firefox [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[B]-toolbar)

There are launchers and such to launch applications, but I just want a dedicated toolbar for this where I can place shortcuts to firefox tools/utilities on there.

10+ years ago there was an addon for firefox that was a simple toolbar which could handle url's, local applications...anything as long as it could be created as a shortcut on the desktop. But I can't find it anymore it probably got dis-continued.

Any suggestion is very welcome.

Thanks.

Asked by ron_r 4 months ago

Last reply by ron_r 4 months ago

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Hide\Remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out f… (read more)

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out for both, and Other Bookmarks is empty.

Both were hidden\removed in my original installation, but I can't remember how I did that. I've seen posts mentioning e.g. browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 (it doesn't exist) in About:config, right-clicking on the Other Bookmarks and uncheck it (it doesn't exist).

I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit).

Asked by anton.vantonder 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

New VPN service

I got an email awhile back stating Firefox was going to offer a VPN service, with a 30 free trial offer. MY question is does the Firefox VPN offer a split tunneling optio… (read more)

I got an email awhile back stating Firefox was going to offer a VPN service, with a 30 free trial offer. MY question is does the Firefox VPN offer a split tunneling option like other VPN services offer? From what I understand, split tunneling is a feature where the VPN service will be active, or connected in one browser but then it would be disabled or disconnected in another browser. Can you please explain if I got that correct? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 3 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 3 months ago

Resizing a window.

I want to resize a window, without dragging the edges around. I've read the resizing instructions and am unable to find the "resize" icon next to the address bar. any hel… (read more)

I want to resize a window, without dragging the edges around. I've read the resizing instructions and am unable to find the "resize" icon next to the address bar. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by yoclarry 2 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 2 months ago

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Auto-rotation

This is a recent change -- the desktop browser didn't do this until a few weeks ago. It now plays slideshows automatically. This feature is called Auto-Rotation, but it… (read more)

This is a recent change -- the desktop browser didn't do this until a few weeks ago. It now plays slideshows automatically. This feature is called Auto-Rotation, but it has nothing to do with rotating the display on a phone or tablet (although that feature has the same name). This feature automatically rotates among the slides in a slideshow. It's incredibly annoying, especially since I typically forget its on (or don't realize I'm looking at a slideshow) and it changes to the 2nd slide just as I have begun reading the 1st. I then have to turn Auto-Rotation off and go back to the 1st slide to continue. When I remember, I have to hurry to turn Auto-Rotation off before it moves to the 2nd slide. Is there any way to turn this off? I can't find one by looking through Settings, and there's nothing on this subject in Help, that I can find. For what it's worth, whoever thought this was a good idea was wrong, but if there's a way to change so it's not the default, I'll be content.

Asked by gmsherry 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

Google search engine not showing up in settings?

Just installed Firefox my laptop, but when I try to change my search engine to google I only have Bing and DuckDuckGo as my options. No other search engines appear. … (read more)

Just installed Firefox my laptop, but when I try to change my search engine to google I only have Bing and DuckDuckGo as my options. No other search engines appear.

Asked by lookmoney14 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Download manager is not showing all download history

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything ol… (read more)

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything older than six months was no longer displayed. The files are still there, I just have to search for them. Now it no longer shows anything older than 4 months. "Show all history" does not work. Is there a way to restore that list?

Asked by foxfire87 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Remove favicons?

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was as… (read more)

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was asking a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1258765 If by any chance pasting his contact here reaches @jscher2000 perhaps he has some input. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Thanks!

Asked by Phin 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars

How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars. Like on screnshot, I pint mouse, then I need to select Unicode, which is b… (read more)

How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars. Like on screnshot, I pint mouse, then I need to select Unicode, which is bothering. I am opening many many pages, which are always different than unicode.

Asked by newbusinessvisions 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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FF75: Disable urlbar expansion

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of… (read more)

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of my bookmarks bar and makes it harder to click the bookmarks. Also I dislike the chunky UI look.

Things I've tried that did not solve my problem:

  • browser.urlbar.megabar: This is gone in 75.0.
  • browser.urlbar.update1: This disables the expansion, but also disables the new icons, suggestions, etc.
  • browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus: I don't know what this does but it wasn't it.
  • ui.prefersReducedMotion: This disables the animation, but the bar is still expanded.
  • Search with the Firefox address bar: There is no information there about the expansion.

I'm hoping there is a browser.urlbar.update1.expand or similar that I can toggle off. If there definitely isn't, please confirm so I can submit a bug.

Asked by P1h3r1e3d13 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to disable "single click selects all" in new QuantumBar?

In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar … (read more)

In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar selects the whole url. Is it possible to achieve this with the new QuantumBar somehow?

Asked by Nils 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal: spotify --uri="spotify:ar… (read more)

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal:

spotify --uri="spotify:artist:6OqhFYFJDnBBHas02HopPT"

and whatever Firefox is doing just launches Spotify without navigating to the thing indicated by the URI

Is there, perchance, a simple file edit I can do that will fix this for me?

Asked by patrickmcgorrill 2 years ago

Answered by patrickmcgorrill 2 years ago

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Side Panel for Web Browsing

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome. I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel. Pa… (read more)

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome.

I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel.

Page to Popup extension is okay, but I'd like to be able to have multiple websites I can just click on to see the brief view in the web panel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Pokemonsaywut 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Add ons not working or showing up

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on … (read more)

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on my other two machines, and used to work great on this one. Thank you Jason Stone.

Asked by jasonstone20 2 years ago

Answered by AKASH kUMAR 2 years ago

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'recommended by pocket' option not visible in about:preferences#home, not in new tabs

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to ab… (read more)

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to about:preferences#home the option simply is not present.

I created a new user login on my mac to access banking and other financials. This uses a separate Firefox profile (including new Firefox account sign-in and email), and the 'recomended by Pocket' panel is present.

The panel is present on new tabs opened for my normal Firefox account sign-in on my iOS (iPhone) Firefox install.

The about:config settings searching for 'pocket' appear to be the defaults, and match the settings in the financials account.

I have tried in 'safe mode' (add-ons disabled) and have done a Firefox 'refresh', however my add-ons (and presumably everything else) were restored when I signed back into my normal Firefox user account.

Hovering over the Pocket icon in the address bar displays 'save to Pocket', implying to me that it has signed me into Pocket. I've signed in at getpocket.com. New Firefox profiles without signing in do not show 'recommended by Pocket' in either new tabs or the about:preferences#home configuration page, but I expect the functionality requires being signed in to a Firefox account.

Help or suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by rob92 2 years ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 years ago