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Switched browser cache from disk (SSD) to RAM, about:cache still displaying in disk too

Hi, Talking briefly about the size of games nowadays and SSD, i checked some stuff and saw Firefox writing 4.5 Mo/s (= MB/s). I wanted to see what that was, and saw it's … (read more)

Hi,

Talking briefly about the size of games nowadays and SSD, i checked some stuff and saw Firefox writing 4.5 Mo/s (= MB/s). I wanted to see what that was, and saw it's mainly firefox cache. From there i searched and found a few sites suggesting and showing the settings to change to switch from disk cache to RAM cache. I did so since i've enough free RAM from a little while now. Changed settings (in about:config):

  • browser.cache.disk.enable from true to false
  • browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl from true to false

browser.cache.memory.enable was already on true and browser.cache.memory.capacity on -1 (not sure it's the best setting, only displaying 32768 KiB in about:cache... Any insight appreciated).

The concern: Cf. title, about:cache is still displaying the cache is also on disk, while i don't see writings being done related to the cache on the SSD. Is it just a display error in this configuration, or is there something else? If it's an error, i guess i should report it if it's not already done on the appropriate platform after.

Also, i hope the 4.5 Mo/s was just a peak, because if it's constantly like that if you've Twitch opened for instance, that's a major issue. On a SSD like the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB with its small TBW of 75, that's slightly less than 193 full days.

Asked by Harest 1 year ago

Answered by Harest 1 year ago

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Change pdf viewer background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`)… (read more)

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`). And here is effect I want it to look like (see screenshot from Chrome `wished_bg.png`). Thanks in advance (:

PS: I don't want to change my theme to dark. It seems I have to change my css, but I dunno which & how.

Asked by Mark Taylor 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Stopping auto play

I have set to block auto play in options but videos still start, some full size, some go to the top right corner but still play. Can someone tell me how to set each of th… (read more)

I have set to block auto play in options but videos still start, some full size, some go to the top right corner but still play.

Can someone tell me how to set each of the auto play settings in about.config I don't want to mess with it when I am unsure.

I have Windows 10 Version 20 H2 (OS Build 19042.685 and FF 84.0.2

Thanks in advance

Asked by Jonathan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Getting search results to open in a new tab instead of the current one

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and I can't figure out how to get back the old way. Does anybody know?

Asked by sideburns 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Adobe Flash Player alternative/replacement for windows firefox

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox? … (read more)

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox?

Asked by mohammadxr8808 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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[Mysolved] How to disable all shortcuts in FF?

As there is no way to customize FF shortcuts, How to Disable them all together? In any way: editing settings, browser internal files, whatever. No, it's not about addon s… (read more)

As there is no way to customize FF shortcuts, How to Disable them all together? In any way: editing settings, browser internal files, whatever. No, it's not about addon shortcuts. Yes, i already checked smt like a hundred topics/adviced addons web-search could provide, and none works.

Asked by rey0n 2 years ago

Answered by rey0n 2 years ago

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How to make tab bar thinner (height)

I've searched this topic since last week and I haven't come up with a proper solution. The "density" solution is still too big for me. I tried doing css, but I don't know… (read more)

I've searched this topic since last week and I haven't come up with a proper solution. The "density" solution is still too big for me. I tried doing css, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong because there's no effect.

If you know anything how to make the tab bar thinner to make it less intrusive to the websites I always visit, please let me know. And btw, I'm not that smart in changing settings, and especially in coding like css so please do a step by step of everything I need to do if you know a solution. Thank you so much

Asked by Barry 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Setting My Home Page

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a ne… (read more)

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a new tab?

Asked by David Puthuff 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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adding URL's to the taskbar in Windows 10

I am using Windows 10. In other major browsers adding URL's to the taskbar is a simple task. Why is it so difficult in Firefox? Adding them to the desktop is easy but … (read more)

I am using Windows 10. In other major browsers adding URL's to the taskbar is a simple task. Why is it so difficult in Firefox? Adding them to the desktop is easy but not to the taskbar.

Asked by gpascott 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Firefox 97.0 ignores the Settings/Applications for jnlp files and only offers to save to a file

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox… (read more)

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox when selected, the file would open using Java to display the document from Agile. As of Firefox 97, now only "Save File" or "Cancel" options are offered. What happened that this functionality has been removed?

Asked by Gary 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 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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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years 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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Remove the minimize, maximize, and close buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar … (read more)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar of apps. The does not work in Firefox, minimize, maximize & close remain. I'm assuming this is related to Firefox's ability to remove the title bar all together so tabs can be at the top. The Firefox Customize... page allows you to change just about everything else in the UI except these three buttons.

Is there a way to remove Firefox's minimize, maximize and close buttons?

In case it matters I really only care about the Close button (not Close tab) because GNOME Tweaks lets you remove the minimize & maximize buttons from all apps.

Thanks

Asked by Elias K Gardner 1 year ago

Answered by Elias K Gardner 1 year ago

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How to disable url loading notification in bottom left

Hi, Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the b… (read more)

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the browser?

I'm using an OLED and am trying to disable as many re-current static objects as possible. In my 25 years of web browsing I've never found this to be a useful feature so I'd rather it be disabled.

I can't seem to find any settings pertaining to it and all the info I can find on disabling is quite old and doesn't seem to be accurate anymore.

Any tips would be very appreciated.

Asked by the.blind.artist 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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userChrome.css does not seem to be getting applied.

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect. I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProf… (read more)

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect.

I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets` to true.

Here's the full contents of the userChrome.css file: ```

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

#webrtcIndicator {
  display: none;
}

```

Asked by SirFireball 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago