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Add-Ons don't work; Apple MacBook Air M1

When I wan't to use add-ons in Firefox for Mac, they just don't work. I can install them but they do not open. I have tried re-installing Firefox, installing the Firefox … (read more)

When I wan't to use add-ons in Firefox for Mac, they just don't work. I can install them but they do not open. I have tried re-installing Firefox, installing the Firefox Beta (which supports Apple Silicon but crashed a lot) and restarting my computer, as well as re-installing the Add-Ons. Nothing works. How can I fix this?

Asked by aaronkurz6 1 week ago

Answered by Tom J 6 days ago

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'recommended by pocket' option not visible in about:preferences#home, not in new tabs

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to ab… (read more)

I am unable to get the 'recommended by Pocket' panel to appear in new tabs with my normal user Firefox profile (Firefox account sign-in) on Mac Catalina. When I go to about:preferences#home the option simply is not present.

I created a new user login on my mac to access banking and other financials. This uses a separate Firefox profile (including new Firefox account sign-in and email), and the 'recomended by Pocket' panel is present.

The panel is present on new tabs opened for my normal Firefox account sign-in on my iOS (iPhone) Firefox install.

The about:config settings searching for 'pocket' appear to be the defaults, and match the settings in the financials account.

I have tried in 'safe mode' (add-ons disabled) and have done a Firefox 'refresh', however my add-ons (and presumably everything else) were restored when I signed back into my normal Firefox user account.

Hovering over the Pocket icon in the address bar displays 'save to Pocket', implying to me that it has signed me into Pocket. I've signed in at getpocket.com. New Firefox profiles without signing in do not show 'recommended by Pocket' in either new tabs or the about:preferences#home configuration page, but I expect the functionality requires being signed in to a Firefox account.

Help or suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by rob92 6 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 6 months ago

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How do I Disable All Shortcut Keys?

Hello, I am trying to return to using Firefox after many years away. I need to disable the shortcut keys but cannot find where or how to turn them off. This seems very od… (read more)

Hello, I am trying to return to using Firefox after many years away. I need to disable the shortcut keys but cannot find where or how to turn them off. This seems very odd as I am sure its a popular need, at least for certain keys let alone the complete set. As a disabled user I use a program called Phrase Express to fill in all sorts of things for me including online forms. However, firefox's shortcut keys are interferring with those of the much more useful Phrase Express. I am astonished that a simple answer was not easily available whilst searching other questions etc. However, many similar questions were many years out of date and lead me to various addons which were no longer active. This cannot be a difficult thing to do, after all many people (will never even use them and even programs developed my single progammers usually have a simple series of options available in settings to turn them on or off or indeed customise them.

So, can someone please help, the need to use phrase express is essential to cope with my neck and arm problems but I wish to leave Chrome and more importantly Google behind me.

Thank you in advance for your guidance and assistance.

Asked by Marcus 5 months ago

Answered by Marcus 5 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 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Form auto fill has stopped working

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" howe… (read more)

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" however I updated to Firefox 83.0 and it reverted to "detect" and I am now unable to save any changes to it becasue it has always reverted to "detect" when I restart Firefox.

Form auto fill is such a simple and useful function that really needs to be available, Chrome has had it working for years.

Asked by tim128 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox one-click bookmarks

Hi Just recently my Firefox Browser has decided to Bookmark a page with just "one click" on "bookmark this page. I need to restore the old behaviour, where I could edit w… (read more)

Hi Just recently my Firefox Browser has decided to Bookmark a page with just "one click" on "bookmark this page. I need to restore the old behaviour, where I could edit what the bookmark said & in what sub-folder to place it. I do not like the new behaviour & I did not choose it. Please how can I get the original & better behaviour restored??? Thanks

Asked by wilts43 4 days ago

Answered by ua3elr 4 days ago

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How to disable Firefox address bar in v83

So I've recently updated to v83 and find out that that annoying address bar is back. I don't really want to use Chrome.css because I'm not good at programming or anything… (read more)

So I've recently updated to v83 and find out that that annoying address bar is back. I don't really want to use Chrome.css because I'm not good at programming or anything like that and I am afraid I might break my browser.

I have the solutions for v77 on my about:config and tried toggling them true/false and restarting my computer but I think Firefox "fixed" those workarounds.

Anybody have any new suggestions? Or am I stuck with this (I wouldn't mind it so much but it goes to it automatically when I open a new tab and that annoys me. I'm happy the history part of the workaround is still working cause I do NOT want anyone knowing my history. That's my business not theirs).

Asked by susannah121088 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Firefox v83 HTTPS only vs the extention 'HTTPS Everywhere'

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only? Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.anker… (read more)

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only?

Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.ankersmit@upcmail.nl

Asked by r.ankersmit5 3 days ago

Answered by r.ankersmit5 2 days ago

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Zoom Meetings silently don't open

When I click on any Zoom link in Firefox 83 on Linux, nothing happens. It seems like Firefox has no idea that the zoommtg:// protocol exists. I've tried: checking that … (read more)

When I click on any Zoom link in Firefox 83 on Linux, nothing happens. It seems like Firefox has no idea that the zoommtg:// protocol exists.

I've tried:

  • checking that Firefox is not installed from a snap
  • manually setting the network.protocol-handler.expose.zoommtg and network.protocol-handler.external.zoommtg preferences to true
  • running xdg-open 'zoommtg://...' in a terminal (this works fine, it's how I finished the Zoom SSO login)

Asked by pianohacker 3 days ago

Answered by pianohacker 3 days ago

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New Home page logo - get rid of.

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ? Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the ho… (read more)

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ?

Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the home page ? It serves no practical purpose and it forces link icons down so you now have to scroll "!!"!! There's always ******* one isn't there !!? - someone with a crap idea who thinks the world needs to see it. How many hrs worldwide is going to be wasted today by people like me trying to undo this crud ? This isn't the first time some ignorant little ******* has forced their crap on firefox end users.

Asked by Bob 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar Open in New Tab

Is there a way of setting up Firefox so that when I Left-Click on an entry in the bookmarks toolbar it opens the page in a new tab? I know I can Right-Click and choose fr… (read more)

Is there a way of setting up Firefox so that when I Left-Click on an entry in the bookmarks toolbar it opens the page in a new tab?

I know I can Right-Click and choose from the pop-up menu to do it, but I keep forgetting.

Thanks, Jim

Asked by jimsmith93 1 day ago

Answered by Scribe 1 day ago

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trapped in bing

help. i let a driver update without paying attention to it, and now BING is my default browser. i hit my Firefox tab but bing pops up instead. looked on the extensions/ad… (read more)

help. i let a driver update without paying attention to it, and now BING is my default browser. i hit my Firefox tab but bing pops up instead. looked on the extensions/add on list and FF and DuckDuck are listed as default, bing not even on the list. tried refreshing, no effect. went into windowsX10 add/remove. its not listed. looked in rootkey, a place i have no business being, its not listed But if i go to the FF troubleshooting page, down in the Add-on lists, bing is listed and shown as enabled where is this nasty thing and how can i get rid of it

Asked by robobbob 12 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 hours ago

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How do I turn off automatic searching when text is pasted accidentally onto main browser window (not the location bar) ?

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside o… (read more)

This sometimes happens for example while filling in a form on a web page. I intend to copy/paste text into an input box of the form but I accidentally paste it outside of the box. This causes Firefox to perform an undesired search based on my text.

Can this be turned off?

Asked by Jeff_Landry 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firebug icon does not appear in Firefox 16, how to launch Firebug?

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon.… (read more)

I have Firebug 1.10.6 installed on top of Firefox 16.0.2. After installation of Firebug I see the bug icon in the upper right corner of my window, next to the home icon. After restarting Firefox, the icon is gone. I don't know how to start Firebug other than by clicking the icon. Please explain to me: how to get the Firebug icon after restarting Firefox, or, alternatively, how to start Firebug without icon.

Asked by Paul.Wormer 8 years ago

Answered by Paul.Wormer 8 years ago

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How to save my speed dial settings when I need to restore my computer, I lose all my speed dial settings pages?

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE… (read more)

i HAVE HAD TO TOTAL RESTART MY COMPUTER AND LOST ALL MY SPEED DIAL PAGES, AND WHEN iI INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IT TO LOST ALL MY PAGES, IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE SO I DO NOT HAVE TOTAL REINSTALL EVER PAGE AGAIN ? HERE IS WHAT i THOUGHT WOULD SAVE MY SETTINGS BUT IT DOESN'T WORK ON MY NEW WINDOWS 8 INSTALL ON MY OLD COMPUTER.

chrome://speeddial/content/speeddial.xul

PLEASE HELP STEVEN

Asked by ACEEAGLE 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Shortcut for the "Go to some site" function

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut… (read more)

To go to some other site I have to use mouse to set focus to navigation pannel, that's rather uncomfortable :( I wonder why where is no something like "Ctrl+???" shortcut to press it quickly, type and go to new webpage?

Asked by fyiamcat 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago