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Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt

We have a new add-on of our own that we were trying to add to the Firefox browser. This add-on was tested locally and worked fine. However, upon trying to install the off… (read more)

We have a new add-on of our own that we were trying to add to the Firefox browser. This add-on was tested locally and worked fine. However, upon trying to install the official add-on to the browser, it is throwing the following error, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt".

The add-on in question is, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchgiggle-search/

Any suggestions to address this issue would be appreciated.

I also noticed another post or two about the same topic. As per those posts, the issue got resolved automatically after some time. Can I expect the same?

Asked by srik.kid2012 1 year ago

Answered by srik.kid2012 1 year ago

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Dashlane extension not found to download on Firefox.

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When … (read more)

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When searching for 'Dashlane' on the Firefox browser to install the extension on my browser, nothing relating to 'Dashlane' can be foound.

Asked by John Wheal-Jones 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Cannot cancel dark mode in Firefox windows

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dar… (read more)

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dark mode in webpages (like Google News). It makes it really hard to read the page without reading glasses.

Is there a way to turn this off? It is really irritating.

Asked by ben-marko 1 year ago

Answered by Ken 1 year ago

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Screen Capture disappeared from my firefox

Hello everyone, i need help. The "screen capture" from the "3 points" options on the address bar disappeared. I didn't change a single thing. Anyone knows how do i procee… (read more)

Hello everyone, i need help.

The "screen capture" from the "3 points" options on the address bar disappeared. I didn't change a single thing. Anyone knows how do i proceed with that to reactivate that tool again?

Asked by igormaidenbrasil 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot select front or rear camera

Hi, When I go to Facebook on Mozilla and try to use the messenger app to run a video call (using microsoft surface running windows 10), the default camera is my rear faci… (read more)

Hi,

When I go to Facebook on Mozilla and try to use the messenger app to run a video call (using microsoft surface running windows 10), the default camera is my rear facing camera. There is no toggle i can see to switch it to the front camera. I cannot do so in window settings and have spoken with Microsoft support which tells me to call mozilla support. I cannot do it in any of the facebook settings either. I cannot do it with camera settings in mozilla either. I can use the front camera successfully from chrome! I can from Edge! I can from Zoom. I like mozilla and want to keep using it but if I can't resolve this I will likely just switch to chrome permanently. Please let me know how to select the default camera in mozilla. Thank you.

Asked by amely 1 year ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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82.0 scroll bar too thin

Searching everywhere and cannot find a solution. Perhaps there is none. Followed suggestions here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297345 in an attempt to… (read more)

Searching everywhere and cannot find a solution. Perhaps there is none. Followed suggestions here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297345 in an attempt to increase width of scroll bar but see that just reproduces the default setting.

So the question stands: how to increase width of scroll bar?

The scroll bar is super thin.

Any suggestions for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Firefox 82.0 (64-bit)

Thanks.

Asked by jeffschips 1 year ago

Answered by jeffschips 1 year ago

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screenshot missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween … (read more)

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween

Asked by crmjhn 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Status bar or ANY way to view link URLs

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status ba… (read more)

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status bar has been totally disappeared, and although there are a number of add-ons, so many of them are about other kinds of status, or only show the URL in limited circumstances, that I'm having trouble figuring out which ones offer the basic view-URL-on-hover. Does anyone have recommendations?

Even better, who can explain why it's a good idea to make it hard for users to see this absolutely vital information? If security is important then it's important to make it easy for users to see where links go before clicking on them. Full stop. And even if the web were somehow magically totally safe, people don't want to waste their time and bandwidth playing guessing games. We want to know what something is before we bother to open it up. Why is that so very hard to understand?????

Asked by fastauntie1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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[Firefox 96] My userContent.css and userChrome.css Codes isn't Being Applied Anymore

Until yesterday everything I customized for Firefox 89 in June of 2021 and FF 91 in August of 2021 was working fine. Today I updated to Firefox 96.0 and when I open my Fi… (read more)

Until yesterday everything I customized for Firefox 89 in June of 2021 and FF 91 in August of 2021 was working fine.

Today I updated to Firefox 96.0 and when I open my Firefox returned to that old visual that I hated

tabs with spaces , but that's not the worst. The worst is the newTab visual that came back to the small and ugly bookmarks of the page we usually navigate. That are set on userContent.css I remember.

I checked some vars at about:config and everything is as it was.

So do I need to set true or false any new var there? These .css files are like they was never read. It looks like to me there is a new var, we need to change it.

What did happen?

  • my userChrome.css file content below:
/* Begin - Smart Bookmarks Bar CSS Imports */
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/global/base.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/global/mouseover-on.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/global/hideFoldersNames-on.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/global/hideNoFaviconNames-on.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/global/spacing-0.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/global/autohideBar-off.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/themes/firefoxDefault.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/themes/firefoxDefault_mouseover-on.css");
@import url("chrome://smartbookmarksbar/skin/themes/firefoxDefault_mouseover-on_hideNoFaviconNames-on.css");
/* End - Smart Bookmarks Bar CSS Imports */

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");



/*** BEGIN Firefox 77 (June 2, 2020) Override URL bar enlargement ***/

  /* Compute new position, width, and padding */

  #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {
    top: 5px !important;
    left: 0px !important;
    width: 100% !important;
    padding: 0px !important;
  }
  /* for alternate Density settings */
  [uidensity="compact"] #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {
    top: 3px !important;
  }
  [uidensity="touch"] #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {
    top: 4px !important;
  }

  /* Prevent shift of URL bar contents */

  #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-input-container {
    height: var(--urlbar-height) !important;
    padding: 0 !important;
  }

  /* Do not animate */

  #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background {
    animation: none !important;;
  }

  /* Remove shadows */

  #urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background {
    box-shadow: none !important;
  }

/*** END Firefox 77 (June 2, 2020) Override URL bar enlargement ***/


/*** BEGIN Firefox 89 (June 2, 2021) ***/


/* https://github.com/black7375/Firefox-UI-Fix */

@media (-moz-proton) {

  /* Toolbar Height */
  #TabsToolbar
  .toolbar-items, .tabbrowser-tab,
  .titlebar-buttonbox-container {
    max-height: 34px !important;
  }

  :root[uidensity=compact] #TabsToolbar,
  :root[uidensity=compact] .toolbar-items, .tabbrowser-tab
  :root[uidensity=compact] .titlebar-buttonbox-container {
    max-height: 30px !important;
  }
  :root[uidensity=touch] #TabsToolbar,
  :root[uidensity=touch] .toolbar-items, .tabbrowser-tab
  :root[uidensity=touch] .titlebar-buttonbox-container {
    max-height: 42px !important;
  }

  
}  
  

/*** END Firefox 89 (June 2, 2020) ***/

/*** BEGIN Firefox 91 (August, 2021) ***/
/*** Tighten up drop-down/context/popup menu spacing ***/

menupopup > menuitem, menupopup > menu {
  padding-block: 3px !important;
}
:root {
  --arrowpanel-menuitem-padding: 4px 8px !important;
}


/*** END Firefox 91 (August, 2021) ***/


  • and my userContent.css file content below:
/*AGENT_SHEET*/

/* Firefox 57+ userChrome.css tweaks ************************************************************/
/* code mostly taken from 'Classic Theme Restorer' & 'Classic Toolbar Buttons' add-ons **********/
/* by Aris (aris-addons@gmx.net)*****************************************************************/
/* Github: https://github.com/aris-t2/customcssforfx ********************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/

/*************************************************************************************************

  ENABLING options: remove the combination of / and * before @import
  DISABLING options: add the combination of / and * before @import
  
  Some @import features might not work properly on macOS and Linux -> Firefox bug
  
  CSS tweaks won't work, if @namespace references are used inside .css files!

*************************************************************************************************/

/************************************************************************************************/
/* about:addons *********************************************************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/

/* NOTE: 'Version number for add-ons' will stop working soon, because Mozilla is going ***********
		 to drop XBL support: see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1397874 **********/

/* version number for add-ons *******************************************************************/
@import url(./css/aboutaddons/addonlists_show_addon_version_number.css); /**/

/* addons page appearance - only use one at a time **********************************************/
@import url(./css/aboutaddons/addons_manager_alternative_appearance.css); /**/
/* @import url(./css/aboutaddons/addons_manager_alternative_appearance_aero.css); /**/	/* <-- AERO colors */

/* compact item lists - only use one at a time **************************************************/
/* @import url(./css/aboutaddons/addonlists_compact.css); /**/
/* @import url(./css/aboutaddons/addonlists_compact_more_compact.css); /**/

/* other settings *******************************************************************************/
/* @import url(./css/aboutaddons/addonlists_only_show_buttons_on_hover.css); /**/
/* @import url(./css/aboutaddons/addonlists_replace_button_labels_with_icons.css); /**/
@import url(./css/aboutaddons/description_page_alternative_content_order.css); /**/
@import url(./css/aboutaddons/recentupdates_category_always_visible.css); /**/
/* @import url(./css/aboutaddons/search_category_always_visible.css); /**/


/************************************************************************************************/
/* about:preferences ****************************************************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/

/* preferences page appearance - only use one at a time *****************************************/
@import url(./css/aboutpreferences/preferences_alternative_appearance.css); /**/
/* @import url(./css/aboutpreferences/preferences_alternative_appearance_aero.css); /**/	/* <-- AERO colors */
/* @import url(./css/aboutpreferences/preferences_alternative_appearance_v2.css); /**/


/************************************************************************************************/
/* about:newtab / about:home ********************************************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/

/* @import url(./css/aboutnewtab/dark_appearance.css); /**/
@media (-moz-proton) {
  @-moz-document url("about:home"), url("about:newtab") {
    /** Activity Stream - Search Focus Border: like URL ***********************/
    /* At DarkMode, Color */
    body[style*="--newtab-background-color:rgba(28, 27, 34, 1);"],
    body[style*="--newtab-background-color:rgba(42, 42, 46, 1);"] {
      /* inner */
      --newtab-focus-border: rgba(0, 221, 255, 0.5) !important; /* Original: #B5D3FF, Better color-mix(in srgb, #B5D3FF 70%, transparent) */
      --newtab-focus-border-selected: rgba(0, 221, 255, 0.5) !important; /* Original: #B5D3FF */
    }

    /** Activity Stream - Web Site Icon: full size ****************************/
    /* Remove Firefox Logo on new Tabs
    div.logo-and-wordmark {
      display:none !important;
    }
    */
    .tile {
      width: 100px !important;
      height: 100px !important;
    }
    .top-site-icon .rich-icon {
      width: 100px !important;
      height: 100px !important;
    }
    .top-site-outer .tile .icon-wrapper {
      width: 100px !important;
      height: 100px !important;
    }
  }
}



/************************************************************************************************/
/* WEB CONTENT **********************************************************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/

/* top level image on white background (can sometimes cause glitches) - only use one at a time **/
/* @import url(./css/webcontent/toplevel_image_classic_v1.css); /**/
/* @import url(./css/webcontent/toplevel_image_classic_v2.css); /**/


/************************************************************************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/
/************************************************************************************************/

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Marcelo 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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How to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W?

Hello, I am trying to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W, but there does not seem to be any options or addons for such issue. Is it possible to disable such keyboard shortc… (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W, but there does not seem to be any options or addons for such issue. Is it possible to disable such keyboard shortcut? Actually, I am using CTRL+W into a gaming cloud which is accessible in browser. Thanks for your attention!

Best regards, Winserity

Asked by winserity 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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show close button ("x") on hover over a tab withouh having it in the foreground.

show close button ("x") on hover over a tab without having it in the foreground. Basically I wish to have the middle mouse click ability with a mouse which does not have … (read more)

show close button ("x") on hover over a tab without having it in the foreground. Basically I wish to have the middle mouse click ability with a mouse which does not have said button.

Asked by randomnumber48499 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Spell Check

British English Spell Check as you type is no longer reliable, sometimes it works but most times it doesn't. Can't seem to get to the bottom of the problem, all settings… (read more)

British English Spell Check as you type is no longer reliable, sometimes it works but most times it doesn't. Can't seem to get to the bottom of the problem, all settings are correct but still doesn't work properly.

Asked by Diddy_Pickle_Wicks 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Dev Tools

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reaso… (read more)

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reason Dev Tools). I've gone in about:config and set all variables to False, yet they reset themselves to true every time. How do I disable the DevTools. Thanks

Asked by john.enrietto 1 year ago

Answered by john.enrietto 1 year ago

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Menu Font Size

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor. I found a fix for this same problem in Th… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor.

I found a fix for this same problem in Thunderbird, but I don't see any way to make the menu fonts and toolbar icons bigger in Firefox. This has nothing to do with web sites, just the menu/bookmarks, toolbar icons, etc.

Thank you.

Asked by Bogey62 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Remove Search function in Address Bar

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of fire… (read more)

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of firefox, 94.0.2. I use the Search Bar religiously for searches to sites like google, wikipedia, youtube, amazon, and ebay. I NEVER use the address bar for searches. I have attempted to disable all functionality associated with searching via the address bar. When I go to the address bar, it is because I have a specifc url I know I want to type with a specific destination in mind. Occasionally, I have a need to just go to the home page of one of my search sites, most often it's amazon.com. Recently (not sure which version of firefox) I've found when I go to the Address Bar & type amazon.com, I cannot just go to amazon.com, instead the address bar turns into a search bar. How do I disable this? Its driving me mad! I swear I've disabled every option I can within about:config related to urlb. Please Help. I don't want to switch to Chrome, but I'm tired of my settings getting messed up every time mozilla pushes a new version.

Asked by andrewpatricksmith 10 months ago

Answered by andrewpatricksmith 10 months ago

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Certain websites appear in some sort of "dark mode" when dark themes are enabled

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter … (read more)

I've been using Elijah Lopez's Matte Black (Red) theme for months. Recently, I think because I added the ClearURLs extension or some other change, certain websites enter some sort of "dark mode" when accessed.

Websites that do this include Twitter, an independent blog, and Youtube.

The website appears normally with the default light theme enabled. In the second photo, the website appears in the "dark mode" with the black Firefox theme enabled.

I have deleted cookies and cache, reinstalled Firefox, and reinstalled Extensions. I think this problem only occurs with dark themes, and nothing else. The moment I change to dark theme, the problem comes back. It is strange because the dark theme was working just fine for months until recently.

How can I keep the dark theme, preferably the same Elijah Lopez's dark theme, while using websites normally and not in this weird "dark theme" style adaptation?

Asked by rishiagrawal2002 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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Change default bookmark location to "other" instead of most recently used folder

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.… (read more)

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.1. for Ubuntu). Currently, the default save behavior is for bookmarks to save to the most recent folder you've picked. My preferred behavior would be for all bookmarks to save to "Other bookmarks" until I can file them away later.

Asked by reginakbuhl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by Standard8 1 year ago

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Restoring previous session

Hello, I need to be able to restore my previous session whenever I restart Firefox and keep myself logged in to various sites. However, the option to do that is greyed ou… (read more)

Hello,

I need to be able to restore my previous session whenever I restart Firefox and keep myself logged in to various sites. However, the option to do that is greyed out. How can I do this? I've attached a picture from the Options menu. I'm using Windows 10.

Thanks.

Asked by tasman 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago