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New Firefox format is visually vague and confusing

I hate the New Firefox- especially blending the tabs into invisibly divisions- maybe this is someone's idea of streamlined- but Firefox' s problem is in retaining the pre… (read more)

I hate the New Firefox- especially blending the tabs into invisibly divisions- maybe this is someone's idea of streamlined- but Firefox' s problem is in retaining the previous more structured look. The previous look was easier to see at a glance and navigate.

Asked by bobcatbowen 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 22 hours ago

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Latest update forces dark context menus and bookmark menus.

How do I get rid of this crap? I either select a crappy system theme and everything turns a blinding white, or go back to the theme I usually use where everything suddenl… (read more)

How do I get rid of this crap? I either select a crappy system theme and everything turns a blinding white, or go back to the theme I usually use where everything suddenly is dark. How do I remove darkmode while retaining my favorite theme? I don't want dark mode and I certainly do not want to be blinded either. There must be a useless setting added to the about:config that I can disable.

Thank you.

Asked by fifawof274 1 week ago

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

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How do I disable the floating tabs that come with the 89.0 update

The floating tabs are awful. They all mix together and look like one giant tab which makes it infinitely harder to find what I'm doing when I have many tabs open. The pro… (read more)

The floating tabs are awful. They all mix together and look like one giant tab which makes it infinitely harder to find what I'm doing when I have many tabs open. The proton design is disappointing all around but these tabs are unacceptable.

Asked by Sage 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Page Actions disappeared in 89.0

I'm used to send links to my phone using windows "Your Phone" from the page actions option. However when I updated the browser to the newest version 89.0 I couldn't find … (read more)

I'm used to send links to my phone using windows "Your Phone" from the page actions option. However when I updated the browser to the newest version 89.0 I couldn't find the three dots anymore.

Asked by mohdyaser3 1 week ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 week ago

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Completely shutting down the autoswap to address bar from search bars on a web page

Prior to updating, when I typed a question from the Firefox homepage in the search box in the middle of the page, my search parameters would appear there where it would b… (read more)

Prior to updating, when I typed a question from the Firefox homepage in the search box in the middle of the page, my search parameters would appear there where it would be easy to see. Now, every time I type anything in a search box, it jumps to the address bar, causing me to have to shift my line of sight to the top left of my screen rather than the center of the screen. Not to mention the text on the address bar is several orders of magnitude smaller than the test on the web pages search bar. So how to I shut this behavior down? If I click in a search box I expect my text to appear in that search box, NOT in the address bar.

Asked by ClementsPE9703 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Restore previous version or undo cosmetic changes

Firefox just released an update changing the browser's look, and it clashes hard with my computer's theme. I wanted to ask if anyone could help me restoring firefox's pre… (read more)

Firefox just released an update changing the browser's look, and it clashes hard with my computer's theme. I wanted to ask if anyone could help me restoring firefox's previous version/removing this update, or at least blocking the aesthetic changes forced by the update. Thanks for any and all help.

Asked by chsafu 1 week ago

Answered by pg_78 1 week ago

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Title Bar and Tab design

Hello i just made the update from version 88 to version 89 and i noticed, that the design of the Tabs was changed. Also the coulor of the title bar does not longer match … (read more)

Hello i just made the update from version 88 to version 89 and i noticed, that the design of the Tabs was changed. Also the coulor of the title bar does not longer match my windows theme. I looked trough the new design and i must admit that i does not like that minimalism style at all. Is there any way to get atleast the colour of my title bar back to my normal Windows setting?

Asked by billerus 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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No longer have lines between my unused tabs - HATE IT!!!!!!!

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/ Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This… (read more)

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/

Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This is SO annoying. Can anyone help me get borders between my unused tabs?

Also, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS Mozilla? Now I have to stop EVERYTHING that I am doing and research how I can make your browser work the way I want it to. Why do you always assume that you know what is best for me?

I tried the "Stylish" add-in but when I try to install a specific style from their site - nothing happens.

The Firefox Universe is extremely vast, and trying to Google “lines between my unused tabs” is getting me nowhere. I don’t know how to develop themes. I don’t code. I just want the browser to look like it did last week. Is it really so much to ask?

Every. Single. Time. I update Firefox - I regret it!!!

Asked by LAinWLA 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week 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 1 week ago

Answered by lmacri 1 week ago

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Copy Link Icon in the Address Bar

Hello all, I used to have this setting whereby I had an icon at the end of the address bar which I could click on to copy whichever link was current at the time. I reinst… (read more)

Hello all,

I used to have this setting whereby I had an icon at the end of the address bar which I could click on to copy whichever link was current at the time. I reinstalled Firefox or something due to a problem I had and I can't seem to find that option anymore. I can't remember if it was an add-on or an option in Firefox itself as standard.

I'm using Firefox 89.0 on a Mac.

Does anybody know how I can get that icon back?

Thank you.

Asked by Jawzaa 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week 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 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How do i get the old toolbar back instead of the tabs floating?

The new update on Firefox they changed the tool bar and made all the tabs floating it bothers me how it looks just it floating doesn't look good this is just my opinion s… (read more)

The new update on Firefox they changed the tool bar and made all the tabs floating it bothers me how it looks just it floating doesn't look good this is just my opinion some people like it i just wish with this update that there is a new option that allows you to choose in settings or as a addon in the Firefox addons i just want to get the old tool bar back because this one bothers me and how they changed the right click menu and the 3 bars i just want to know how to get it back without having to install anything like a addon.

Asked by Jacob 1 week ago

Answered by Jacob 1 week ago

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Version 89 (64 bit)

Downloaded the new version, how do I uninstall it? It is garbage. There are big spaces between the tabs and the tool bars, the favourites are so far apart that my menu is… (read more)

Downloaded the new version, how do I uninstall it? It is garbage. There are big spaces between the tabs and the tool bars, the favourites are so far apart that my menu is 3 pages long, and the themes were designed by a 3 year old girl with a fetish for unicorns. The only people that will use this are uneducated millenial inbreds, who spend the entire day taking selfies and looking in a mirror. It makes windows 10 look professional!! How do I roll it back? I suppose there is always google spyware - chrome as they call it.

Asked by 64bit_windows_10_user5 1 week ago

Answered by 64bit_windows_10_user5 1 week ago

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Can't disable address bar search

I just got the most recent update for Firefox, and since then I can only search in the address bar, which I don't like. In the past, I could just use the web search tab f… (read more)

I just got the most recent update for Firefox, and since then I can only search in the address bar, which I don't like. In the past, I could just use the web search tab from the Mozilla homepage, and the address bar was only for URL links and websites from my history. Now, every time I try to search withing my web search tab, the texts moves to the address bar. I tried working on my settings, but regardless of how many times I uncheck the 'search in the address bar' option, it will check itself again automatically (I'm not sure this is necessarily the problem). I have already tried things in about:config, setting keyword.enabled, browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches and browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false, but that changes the way the address bar works, it does not fix my issue. Is there any way to change that?

Asked by ella_2599 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days ago

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Add "add-ons" to toolbar

How do I add extensions (add-ons) to my toolbar? i used to be able to do it in the previous version of firefox but now they revamped the entire browser and idk how to do … (read more)

How do I add extensions (add-ons) to my toolbar? i used to be able to do it in the previous version of firefox but now they revamped the entire browser and idk how to do it

Asked by yousefalashkr 6 days ago

Answered by Felipe 6 days ago

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New FF theme change affects another laptop (theme is changed unintentionally on 2 laptops)

My FF and my wife's FF has been updated on 2 laptops (V. 89.0 64-Bit), introducing the new themes. Now when I modify my theme, the other laptop takes over the same theme… (read more)

My FF and my wife's FF has been updated on 2 laptops (V. 89.0 64-Bit), introducing the new themes. Now when I modify my theme, the other laptop takes over the same theme automomously. It seems to be coupled somehow - how can this be?

Asked by roro 6 days ago

Answered by Seburo 6 days ago