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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (read more)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 3 months ago

Answered by elched 3 months ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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watch video "in" firefox browser

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me: >> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> whi… (read more)

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me:

>> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> which is: MP4 Video (16.4MB) >> from https://cdn77-vid.xvideos-cdn"."com >> >> What should Firefox do with this file?

My only choice is: Open with Windows Media Player x86 (default)

suggestions?

I'm running Windows 7 Firefox 76.0.1

Thanks!!!!

Asked by G_Eak 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Mozilla language does not change

Hello, I have the language settings of Mozilla in English but on the menu and on the pop up windows the language is in Polish. The menu appears also with some functions i… (read more)

Hello,

I have the language settings of Mozilla in English but on the menu and on the pop up windows the language is in Polish. The menu appears also with some functions in Polish and some in English. I would like to remove completely the Polish language as an option but it not removable. Pictures attached.

Can someone help with how to solve this issue? Many thanks in advance!

Giorgos

Asked by giorgos.moutaftsis 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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Followup - how to delete default search options in search window

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the p… (read more)

This morning I received a response to a question posted yesterday. However, the response was to a link that did not provide a successful result. I'll try to restate the problem more clearly. Problem: when I click on the address bar to initiate a search, seven choices appear in a drop down menu, none of which I want. These choices include options that are NOT resolved by going to Settings, Options, Search and unchecking a search engine choice. As mentioned before, these also are not in my bookmarks or my search history, or in Extensions, so I'm stumped as to where to go to get rid of them.

Please see screenshots, attached. One screen shot is of my choices in Settings, Options, Search. In this shot, the only search engine I've chosen is DuckDuckGo. The other screen shot is of the drop down choices that appear in my search bar. Please notice that the drop down choices include, for example, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. None of these sites appear under Settings, Options, Search. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by EdHarrison 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Firefox browser in two languages

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't k… (read more)

Hello! It seems my Firefox browser is in two languages and I can't change it. I want it to be all in English but it also incorporates my country's language and I don't know how to fix it. Any idea how to fix it and for it all to be in English? I added some screenshots if it'll help.

Asked by Metapala 3 days ago

Answered by Metapala 3 days ago

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How to change what Firefox does when you click on an entry in the Downloads selection?

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine. Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a sele… (read more)

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine.

Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a selection with all downloaded files opens. How do I specify/change the application used to open the file if I select it there?

Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by scholz 6 days ago

Answered by scholz 3 days ago

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Right-click menu "Open Link in New Window" option is missing

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window" I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option … (read more)

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window"

I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option in the past, but I just installed Firefox on a new computer and can't find the option.

I'm aware that there are other methods of doing that (middle click), but that's not ideal as I'm really used to using the right-click menu.

Asked by ned30000 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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I can't use media controls on Firefox Desktop

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling F… (read more)

For some reason I'm not able to play/pause or skip anything on Firefox using binds. Function keys are normal like F3 to find, F5 to refresh a page. I tried uninstalling Firefox entirely and reinstalling it and there is no progress. This play/pause bind works in Chrome and Brave but not on Firefox.

Asked by onyx 4 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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autohide everything when not hovered anywhere on browser

all i want is the userchrome.css to hide everything until i hover anywhere on the browser. not just when i hover the titlebar, as my code does now #navigator-toolbox { … (read more)

all i want is the userchrome.css to hide everything until i hover anywhere on the browser. not just when i hover the titlebar, as my code does now

 #navigator-toolbox {
   position: relative;
   height: 20px;
   margin-bottom: 0px;
   opacity: .3;
   overflow: auto;
 }
 #navigator-toolbox:hover {
   height: auto;
   margin-bottom: 0px;
   opacity: 1;
   overflow: show;
 }

if my mouse cursor is anywhere on the browser then i want nothing to be hidden. when my mouse cursor leaves firefox, then i want everything to be hidden.

Asked by rgrdgls69 3 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 months ago

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Setting Firefox as the default browser -- Firefox is not listed as an option

I would like to set Firefox as our default browser and I have read and followed the instructions to do so but while other browsers are listed as possibilities Firefox doe… (read more)

I would like to set Firefox as our default browser and I have read and followed the instructions to do so but while other browsers are listed as possibilities Firefox does not show up on the list. How can I get Firefox on "the list"?  :-)

Asked by sunsetview92 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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How do I stop firefox from ever going to full screen?

Quite often I accidentally double click on a video or a picture and Firefox decides it means I want to go to full screen. In my case it never does. I have never wanted to… (read more)

Quite often I accidentally double click on a video or a picture and Firefox decides it means I want to go to full screen. In my case it never does. I have never wanted to use full screen for anything in a browser and yet several times a month it decides by itself to go full screen. There is after all a reason I am using a computer and not a tablet(multiple windows).

So how do I stop Firefox from ever going to full screen mode regardless of what happens in Windows?

I have tried doing searches both on search engines, extensions and Firefox help site but all results seem to just point at the opposite solutions of always being full screen.

Asked by Luvirini 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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New tab buttons, articles

When opening a new tab from my Yahoo homepage, I would automatically see a page with buttons at the top of my most commonly used websites---amazon, my email, my bank, etc… (read more)

When opening a new tab from my Yahoo homepage, I would automatically see a page with buttons at the top of my most commonly used websites---amazon, my email, my bank, etc.

Below those buttons would be links to about a dozen feature-length articles (each link had an image and brief description of the article) from different online news and magazine sources (WAPO, NY Times, New Yorker, Esquire, Vox, etc.) These articles were feature articles and not ads, and they varied in length.

Someone was working on updating my Windows 10 and now I can't access that page. I don't have a name for that page but I do miss it. How can I access that page again?

Asked by judycowcon 1 week ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 week ago

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How to unpin a website from menu/search bar?

Hi, I've seen this posted before, but the answer doesn't work for me or my computer. when I click on the searchbar to enter a URL, there are four websites that are pinne… (read more)

Hi, I've seen this posted before, but the answer doesn't work for me or my computer. when I click on the searchbar to enter a URL, there are four websites that are pinned and have a little grey world symbol with a pin in them. I have not been to those sites in a couple years and they are not the most popular ones i visit. Prior answers have indicated clicking on the 3 dots (ellipses) and unchecking or clicking to Unpin this Tab. None of the four sites are showing as pinned, so it is a different solution.

I am running Firefox 78.0.2 thanks.

Asked by relambjr 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Persisting Browser Data after closing browser

Everytime I restart my computer I lose all my bookmarks, extensions, and preferences I had before. I would rather not create a firefox account and sync. Is that the onl… (read more)

Everytime I restart my computer I lose all my bookmarks, extensions, and preferences I had before. I would rather not create a firefox account and sync. Is that the only way to persist this type of data?

Asked by pbgess 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Legacy Scroll Bar

Scroll bars with no cursor are difficult to use on desktops. They do not display the size of the window relative to the size of the page yet clicks make pages jump to tha… (read more)

Scroll bars with no cursor are difficult to use on desktops. They do not display the size of the window relative to the size of the page yet clicks make pages jump to that proportional location. The slow scroll feature is reduced to two tiny lines at the end of each scroll bar.

I found no way to revert to the legacy scroll bars, featuring a cursor proportional to the size of the window relative to the size of the page, and allowing for slow scroll by dragging the cursor.

Reverting to legacy controls is standard feature when innovative solutions are implemented.

Asked by doru001 1 month ago

Answered by doru001 1 week ago