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Turn off the control media playback via harware media keys

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10) … (read more)

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10)

Asked by Hey Google 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months 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 2 months ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 2 months ago

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There is no ad-blocker. But Firefox says there is.

I'm on Win10 With Firefox 83.0. I cleared my history yesterday, and now when I try to watch video on CBS.com, I get this message: “This video is unavailable because we we… (read more)

I'm on Win10 With Firefox 83.0. I cleared my history yesterday, and now when I try to watch video on CBS.com, I get this message: “This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Error Code: 111”. I have no ad-blocking software that I know of. Can anyone give me a clue on what to do?

Asked by Shhhh...... 1 month ago

Answered by pojoho7699 1 month ago

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Reverting Search Panel behavior in URL/Address Bar

With Firefox 83, the following change occurred: Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel [in the address bar] now enters search mode for that engine… (read more)

With Firefox 83, the following change occurred:

  • Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel [in the address bar] now enters search mode for that engine, allowing you to see suggestions (if available) for your search terms. The old behavior (immediately performing a search) is available with a shift-click.

I don't find this very useful since I have disabled search suggestions and would much rather have the old behavior of immediately performing a search when clicking the icon of my designed engine or site. My question is how do I disable the new change, and how do I re-enable the immediate search as default behavior so as to not have to shift-click for this?

Thank you.

Asked by John_Fox 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month 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 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox doesn't start all installed extensions

My firefox doesn't start all installed extensions. Only one (lastpass) works properly, which I can see on my utility bar (01.jpg). All others (ex. Norton Safe Web, FVD sp… (read more)

My firefox doesn't start all installed extensions. Only one (lastpass) works properly, which I can see on my utility bar (01.jpg). All others (ex. Norton Safe Web, FVD speed dial) are installed, turned on and I can see them in my addons page (02.jpg), but they doesn't work. I can't see them on my utulity bar and the do nothing.

OS: Windows 7 64 bit Firefox: 84.0.2 64 bit

Best regards, Krzysztof

Asked by krzysztofskul 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Background when in FireFox browser

The background color on all the pages in Firefox is now white, it was not like this before, not sure if I clicked on something to make it change or not but it is blinding… (read more)

The background color on all the pages in Firefox is now white, it was not like this before, not sure if I clicked on something to make it change or not but it is blinding to open my web browser now. How can i change it back to black or make it dark gray? I have tried going to the options page, (which by the way is black but not the rest of the pages). Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by wingin_it2 6 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

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Unable to open Add-ons Manager from Firefox menu

I want to see/manage some added extensions on Firefox on my PC (Windows 7), but after clicking the menu button and add-ons icon appears a blank tab (about:blank), so I no… (read more)

I want to see/manage some added extensions on Firefox on my PC (Windows 7), but after clicking the menu button and add-ons icon appears a blank tab (about:blank), so I not only can't select Extensions manager, bur can't see anything there. Failed also to open Extensions & Themes from Menu - Options (about:preferences). Please advise how to proceed. Thank you.

Asked by tbimail123 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Transfer browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite to a new profile

Hello, I'm very happy that firefox remembers where to save a webpage on my harddisk per url, yet I don't know where it stores that info. I made a new profile, copied pla… (read more)

Hello,

I'm very happy that firefox remembers where to save a webpage on my harddisk per url, yet I don't know where it stores that info. I made a new profile, copied places.sqlite in order to get my bookmarks there, but I am missing that firefox knows where it saves pages e.g. from example.com etc.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by adsen77 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Change default search engine

Windows 10 Trying to change my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo When go to options/change default search engine only google, amazon.com, ebay and wikipedia… (read more)

Windows 10 Trying to change my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo When go to options/change default search engine only google, amazon.com, ebay and wikipedia are shown as options. Weird since I don't believe most of these are search engines. Added DuckDuckGo as an extension; tried Firefox in safe mode; refreshed Firefox Searched help topics. I'm stuck!

Asked by jdushney 3 days ago

Answered by Scribe 3 days ago

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Firefox's spellcheck suddenly stopped working, any ideas how to fix it?

This is driving me a bit mad... A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've no… (read more)

This is driving me a bit mad...

A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've not made any system changes lately beyond installing a few games.

- I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked in the browser options. - I have the English language pack installed from here (The British pack installed currently) - I've opened about:congif in the browser itself and made sure the value for layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1.

It doesn't work on any site.

Chrome is working fine, but I prefer to use FF.

- I've tried reinstalling. - I've tried unchecking and rechcking the box.

Any ideas where what I should try next?

Any help really appreciated!

Asked by theforeverthread 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Other bookmarks folder is forced onto favorite toolbar

Whenever I add something to my "other bookmarks" folder it forces itself onto the right in my favorites tool bar. This hides my two rightmost icons (besides me just not w… (read more)

Whenever I add something to my "other bookmarks" folder it forces itself onto the right in my favorites tool bar. This hides my two rightmost icons (besides me just not wanting it there. There is no reason for it to be there).

I have gotten around this by creating a new folder named "other bookmarks 2" and just immediately dumping everything into it if I by mistake add something to the "other bookmarks" folder.

How do I stop it from doing this? I have read people talking about changing code in Firefox etc but 1. I couldn't find out where to do that and 2. I'm not comfortable doing so (especially when this should not be an issue in the first place).

How do I fix this please?

Asked by yefedef456 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox saves downloads in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp.

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I chang… (read more)

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I change it so that all downloads are actually being saved in the downloads folder?

Asked by Blue_Clown 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days 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 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days 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 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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How to disable the Reload/Stop button animation?

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.… (read more)

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.

This is very distracting. How can the user disable this animation?

Help guides from 2017 say to change the following about:config prefs: browser.stopReloadAnimation.enabled toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled But these do not exist anymore.

Asked by Vuca 11 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 hours ago

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Add more bookmark items to toolbar using userChrome.css

Greetings, I'm trying to extend the height of my toolbar to add more bookmarks (see picture attached). So far I have been able to edit the CSS and extend the height but … (read more)

Greetings,

I'm trying to extend the height of my toolbar to add more bookmarks (see picture attached). So far I have been able to edit the CSS and extend the height but now I can't drag and drop bookmarks to the extended height. How can I add another row of bookmarks? Thank you.


  1. PersonalToolbar {
   overflow: clip;
   max-height: 7em;
   padding: 2px 6px 28px;

}

Asked by jstnfaler 8 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 4 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