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Browser Dictionary Needs Some Real Help

Firefox's onboard spellchecker needs to go back to college, or probably high school! Every day I have several words with the dotted underline, telling me they're not wor… (read more)

Firefox's onboard spellchecker needs to go back to college, or probably high school! Every day I have several words with the dotted underline, telling me they're not words, or not spelled correctly. However, when checking the dictionary, I confirm that the spell-check feature is wrong, and I am correct! I don't want to disable it completely, as it does let me know when I've made a typo, which I can quickly correct, but it's a pain in the butt to keep having it say something's wrong with a word, and there's not... I honestly can't believe it can be that hard to use a source that's accurate, when it's something on everyone's screen that uses Firefox...

Asked by StevenCee 5 days ago

Last reply by StevenCee 14 minutes ago

My homepage and other windows open minimized when launching firefox instead of full screen as they always had previously

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried … (read more)

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried to locate solutions but so far have found none. Thank you, C

Asked by newlivingway 16 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Viewing video with/without widevine for macOS

Recently, I've been unable to view paid for video, for example on Netflix. I get the following error message: The WidevineCdm Plugin has crashed. FATAL Clpp-Error [Catego… (read more)

Recently, I've been unable to view paid for video, for example on Netflix. I get the following error message:

The WidevineCdm Plugin has crashed. FATAL Clpp-Error [Category 6 - Code 6002]: {"browserError":""}

I'm using a macOS 10.95 and, says Firefox,:

"Note: The current version of Google Widevine is no longer compatible with older macOS versions such as OS X 10.9 and 10.10. Only macOS versions 10.11 and above are supported."

So my question, since it seems my mac is no longer compatible with Widevine, is whether there a way for me to watch video on Firefox? Perhaps with another plugin? Or no plugin? Perhaps this is an issue to take up with Widevine?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by ssaarrraahh 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

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the "open file..." link is missing/broken

FF89 looks great BUT something's missing. I click the 3 bars to bring up the menu. There used to be a choice "Open file..." that would open a pull-down menu of the folder… (read more)

FF89 looks great BUT something's missing. I click the 3 bars to bring up the menu. There used to be a choice "Open file..." that would open a pull-down menu of the folder where I keep a special set of html files, something I used every day, but it's gone now. I can still open the Windows file explorer, and navigate to that folder, but that's a few extra steps. I found a place to customize the toolbar, and "open file..." was there in the overflow menu, and I tried to move it back but it didn't come. It's not under More Tools either.

Asked by jim60046 1 day ago

Answered by jim60046 1 hour ago

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In the new firefox I cannot find the home button. Where is it?

In the new firefox I cannot find the home button. Where is it? Do not tell me someone decided to remove this most basic of all browser functionality? Are you kidding me?… (read more)

In the new firefox I cannot find the home button. Where is it? Do not tell me someone decided to remove this most basic of all browser functionality? Are you kidding me? I never thought id ever stop using firefox, but this is what will do it.

Where is the home button pls?

Asked by cmileto 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

An Ad-on disappeared from the toolbar

An Ad-on disappeared from my toolbar. It is still installed, but I can't use it. I deinstalled it and installed it new. But it does not appear again. It is not hidden in … (read more)

An Ad-on disappeared from my toolbar. It is still installed, but I can't use it. I deinstalled it and installed it new. But it does not appear again. It is not hidden in - what you might call in English - the "overflow bar". What can I do to make it appear again?

Thanks in advance Dirk

Asked by dirk.wedekind 6 hours ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 2 hours ago

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Can I Decrease White Space (Padding) Between Bookmark Items in FF89?

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and… (read more)

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and all the extra white space just means more scrolling to navigate through my bookmarks.

The AskVG site has a 02-June-2021 article at https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/ that explains how to disable all the new Proton interface changes in about:config, but is there one specific hidden preference / flag (e.g., browser.proton.toolbar.version) mentioned in that article that controls the spacing between bookmarks and menu items?

There is a also a companion article on AskVG titled https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-compact-mode-density-option-in-firefox-customize-window/ with instructions on how to change two Density options (browser.compactmode.show and browser.uidensity) in about:config, but I have no idea if changing my density setting to "Compact" would actually decrease white space (padding) between bookmark and menu items.


Dell Inspiron 15 5584 * 64-bit Win 10 Pro v20H2 build 19042.985 * Firefox v89.0.0 * MS Edge v91.0.864.37 * Microsoft Defender v4.18.2104.14 * Malwarebytes Premium v4.4.0.117-1.0.1308

Asked by lmacri 2 weeks ago

Answered by lmacri 1 week ago

New 'Home' screen dislike: Is there a way to prevent google searches in addfress bar?

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and… (read more)

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and ditto new Tabs with Google and Often-used 'favorites'. I cant disable it for Home or new tabs and I wish to keep my old home screen as it was and tuned to my taste.

Why the change without options to keep?

thanx

Asked by LowTech 6 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 hours ago

ScrapBook with Firefox 88.4 Linux Mint 18.3

Dear All, I urgently need to retrieve various documents saved in the past as web pages with the Scrapbook extension which I found very easy and useful. Some of them date… (read more)

Dear All,

I urgently need to retrieve various documents saved in the past as web pages with the Scrapbook extension which I found very easy and useful. Some of them date back to 2008. When I try to reactivate ScrapBook in "Add-ons and Themes" I find that ScrapBook is disabled and that there is no switch to re-enable it. i have access to the ScrapBook folder in the /home/.../.mozilla/firefox/********.default folder. Indeed I find in that folder a lot of data folders titled with the date and time of creation but it is very tedious to search. How can I reactivate ScrapBook or is there another way to easily access all these pages saved with ScrapBook? Firefox extension or standalone software?

Thanks in advance to all!

Asked by bc548 5 hours ago

Firefox pops up windows behind taskbar.

Hi. I'm experiencing issue when FF pops up new window (I need it this way), it pops up right behind taskbar, which I have on top of the screen (used to it since Amiga), s… (read more)

Hi. I'm experiencing issue when FF pops up new window (I need it this way), it pops up right behind taskbar, which I have on top of the screen (used to it since Amiga), so that I can't reach top of the popup to slide it or minimize etc. and have to stretch it a bit to get it bellow the taskbar. Annoying. I thought it is a Windows issue, but Chrome works well, no hiding popups, just alligning them bellow the taskbar. I don't wanna use Chrome, so please, let me know about workaround. Thanks. hippo

Asked by hippo.c 4 weeks ago

Last reply by hippo.c 8 hours ago

search bar vs address bar

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and … (read more)

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and the text appeared in and below the box.

The address bar, at the top of the screen, was where I typed addresses. They both did their respective jobs well.

Starting a few days ago, attempts to type in the search bar (under the Firefox logo) resulted in a mixture of suggestions, addresses, sites visited etc, appearing in and below the address bar (at the top of the page).

Is it no longer possible to have separate search and address bars? I've poked around in settings and while I've at least managed to turn the address bar into something like a search bar (no addresses or history), this seems like a second best solution - it was useful as an address bar, just as the search bar was useful as a search bar. I've lost some functionality.

Is the search bar on the home page now just a decoration? Can it be made to function again as such - offering nothing but suggestions/auto-completions? Is this an update, or a glitch in my install?

Asked by ptd55 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 hours ago

How to keep the focus on the on the already open tab instead of shifting to a new tab opened by the search bar?

I keep my address bar and search bar separate. I wanted to have the address bar execute the search on the already open tab, and the search bar to open a new tab in the ba… (read more)

I keep my address bar and search bar separate. I wanted to have the address bar execute the search on the already open tab, and the search bar to open a new tab in the background without stealing the focus. I managed to set them up separately, now the address bar does not open a new tab and the search bar does, but the newly opened tab always steals the focus. I'm trying to keep the focus on the already open tab while the search bar opens a new tab without switching to it. Is there a way to achieve this?

Asked by mostlynothuman 18 hours ago

Top Sites Default Icons - v89

v89 significantly changed the "Top Sites" default icons. Is there an about:config setting that can be changed to revert to the v88 icons? (Setting browser.proton.enabl… (read more)

v89 significantly changed the "Top Sites" default icons. Is there an about:config setting that can be changed to revert to the v88 icons? (Setting browser.proton.enabled to FALSE had no effect on the default Top Sites Icons.)

BTW, I do not find the new default Top Sites Icons to be an improvement. On the contrary, the bright colors and large letter outlines are overbearing and distracting. I would prefer no icons to the v89 icons. The v88 (and prior) icons were okay. [In general, I found the v89 interface update a step backward from v88.]

Thank you for any assistance in finding a solution.

Asked by dogsmakemelaugh 18 hours ago

How can I browse an email directly by typing it in the address bar?

If you write something in the address bar it automatically is browsed on google. In other browsers you can do the same typing an email in the address bar but in firefox i… (read more)

If you write something in the address bar it automatically is browsed on google. In other browsers you can do the same typing an email in the address bar but in firefox it doesn't allow me. How can I tweak firefox parameters so it allows me to do that?

https://i.gyazo.com/544475f24b1d5ffcb2a8ae957ae0e92f.png

If I browse this I get this stupid message: https://i.gyazo.com/c7c38768ca4fff9aae27d3e94de8e8c4.png

Thanks in advance

Asked by fuarrkk 4 days ago

Last reply by fuarrkk 19 hours ago

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (read more)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 22 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 22 hours ago

light theme is constantly on

i was at school. there it still looked perfecly normal. now there was a firefox update or something like that and now instead of the "system theme", "light theme" is cons… (read more)

i was at school. there it still looked perfecly normal. now there was a firefox update or something like that and now instead of the "system theme", "light theme" is constanly on. it isn't like i can't switch themes at all. it is just that "system theme" looks exactly like light theme now. i want the "old" theme back on my screen.

my eyes are stating to burn a little

Asked by kristian.kalinic.kk 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago

Address bar

How do I permenantly remove the bookmark star from the address bar. I was quite happy with the previous version of Firefox where I had removed the bookmark star but now i… (read more)

How do I permenantly remove the bookmark star from the address bar. I was quite happy with the previous version of Firefox where I had removed the bookmark star but now it would seem I can not. I would also like to remove the reader view button also.

Asked by steven.murray1956 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago