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Downloads now pop up over browsing window - how to disable?

Since the latest update of Firefox, I now notice that each time I download anything the downloads icon in the toolbar expands the download history and remains in front of… (read more)

Since the latest update of Firefox, I now notice that each time I download anything the downloads icon in the toolbar expands the download history and remains in front of the browsing window until I click out of it. This behavior is reminiscent of the Chrome browser opening a pop-up bar every time I download anything which had to be manually closed — a regular irritant. I can see where some may prefer to have the pop ups, but I don't appreciate it becoming the default. Is there any way to disable this behavior so that it downloads in the background as it used to?

Asked by wynden 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago

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Hide\Remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out f… (read more)

I am reinstalling Windows\Firefox, and would like to hide\remove Bookmarks Toolbar & Other Bookmarks, as shown on the images. The Delete Folder option is greyed out for both, and Other Bookmarks is empty.

Both were hidden\removed in my original installation, but I can't remember how I did that. I've seen posts mentioning e.g. browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 (it doesn't exist) in About:config, right-clicking on the Other Bookmarks and uncheck it (it doesn't exist).

I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit).

Asked by anton.vantonder 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Spell Check not working.

Dear Sir or Madam, I'm running 101.0.1 and spell check no longer works on any mail app like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, BT Mail. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works… (read more)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I'm running 101.0.1 and spell check no longer works on any mail app like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, BT Mail. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works correctly. This is despite my Firefox Settings being as below.....

Language Choose the languages used to display menus, messages, and notifications from Firefox. ENGLISH GB Set Alternatives… ENGLISH GB Choose your preferred language for displaying pages. Choose… ENGLISH (United Kingdom) (en-gb) Check your spelling as you type = Tick (Yes)

Could you please advise a fix?

Kind regards,

Neil.

P.S. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works correctly.

Asked by Trinovantes 6 days ago

Answered by Trinovantes 4 days ago

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how to block about:addons?

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literall… (read more)

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literally jumped from one browser to another just to make this shit possible please.

Asked by alifadul99 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Download files

For ‘few a few weeks now the option to choose where to save files has failed, even with the latest 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Home. Any ideas? This evening I changed … (read more)

For ‘few a few weeks now the option to choose where to save files has failed, even with the latest 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Home. Any ideas?

This evening I changed the default location to my data area, so at least it will hopefully defaulting to ms 'downloads' folder.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 11 Home Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000

Asked by Ian Holden 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 12 hours ago

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Is it possible to hide the MUTED text on muted tabs?

I use an addon to mute all tabs by default. The problem is that muted tabs have the MUTED text, which shrinks the size of the tab name/title. My old eyes can't deal with … (read more)

I use an addon to mute all tabs by default. The problem is that muted tabs have the MUTED text, which shrinks the size of the tab name/title. My old eyes can't deal with that very well.

Is there any way to prevent this text from showing up globally? Thanks.

Asked by baloney8sammich 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Search engines

I just upgraded to Monterey on my Mac running FF 101.0.1 (64-bit). I cannot add new search engines to my list of search engines. I'm trying to add DuckDuckGo without succ… (read more)

I just upgraded to Monterey on my Mac running FF 101.0.1 (64-bit). I cannot add new search engines to my list of search engines. I'm trying to add DuckDuckGo without success. I have Google, Bing and Startpage. I click on Find More Search Engines, select and add DuckDuckGo but while it appears as an extension it does not appear in the list of search engines.

Asked by WDMc 20 hours ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 16 hours ago

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Remove favicons?

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was as… (read more)

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was asking a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1258765 If by any chance pasting his contact here reaches @jscher2000 perhaps he has some input. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Thanks!

Asked by Phin 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Restrict which web sites can extensions run on

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website… (read more)

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website, I would allow add blocking on all sites but I would not allow extensions that access my data on ebay, paypal, gmail, etc. Is there a way to do this per extension and per web site?

Asked by dean.mustakinov 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars

How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars. Like on screnshot, I pint mouse, then I need to select Unicode, which is b… (read more)

How can I do keyboard shortcut, "Text encoding options", then "Unicode". I have it on toolbars. Like on screnshot, I pint mouse, then I need to select Unicode, which is bothering. I am opening many many pages, which are always different than unicode.

Asked by newbusinessvisions 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to make a custom search engine (URL parameter with %s) the default search engine?

Firefox used to allow a hack to add a custom search engine to the search engine list. This allowed users to make custom engines the DEFAULT search engine. (Engines can be… (read more)

Firefox used to allow a hack to add a custom search engine to the search engine list. This allowed users to make custom engines the DEFAULT search engine. (Engines can be added to Bookmarks but then they require a keyword to activate. Default engines do not require a keyword to activate).

The way to do it was: 1) place a folder called "searchplugins" with your custom .xml file describing your search engine (i.e.,, a URL with a %s added to it) inside your Home folder on a Linux OS.

2) open the Web Console

3) input: Services.search.addEngine("file:///home/user/searchplugins/custom-engine.xml", null, null, false);

4) now your custom search engine would appear in the search engine listing in Firefox and could be made default

On recent Firefoxes, this no longer works. When I inter the Sevices.search.addEngine part to the Web Console, I get this message: "ReferenceError: Services is not define"

I've been using Google Chrome because of stuff like this. Firefox just doesn't allow me to do what I want to do. But I appreciate Mozilla ideals and am trying to give Firefox another chance. But it is contingent on being able to make my custom search engine the default search engine.

Is there a fix for this error I'm encountering in the Web Console?

Asked by grgwmsm 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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how to set up firefox to use a mailto link to a webmail account (not gmail, or yahoomail, just a custom webmailaccount ...)

I want to setup firefox to ask me, or directly to switch to a webmailaccount and start an email, if I use a MAILTO link. I can not setup this, the only add-ons are for gm… (read more)

I want to setup firefox to ask me, or directly to switch to a webmailaccount and start an email, if I use a MAILTO link. I can not setup this, the only add-ons are for gmail or yahoomail , but I can not find a solution for a custom webmail address. On another PC I got a question from firefox if I want to define this link, an on this PC Mailto is working. On my working PC I also want to set up this function, but I can not manage to do it. can anybody help?

Asked by f.s3 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How to set Bookmark to always open in a container

The option to always open a link in a particular container seems to be linked to the domain; right-click link, Open link in new Container Tab, click the Always open link … (read more)

The option to always open a link in a particular container seems to be linked to the domain; right-click link, Open link in new Container Tab, click the Always open link in this container. This then sets all links to that domain to open in that container.

Often I want to log in to the same domain, but as a different user. So I open them in different containers so as to keep the sessions separate.

It would be useful to specify the container in the bookmark rather, so I can have multiple bookmarks all pointing to the same domain, but each always open in the container I choose for them. I tried various add-ons, but they use the domain-based container feature built into FireFox.

How can I force a bookmark to always open in a set container?

Asked by Peter Brand 2 years ago

Answered by Peter Brand 2 years ago

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My home page is not showing the Top Sites or Highlights any longer even though they're toggled on. This happened after a forced restart of computer.

My computer shut down after I tried to update Malware Bytes. After the restart, my Firefox home page doesn't pull/show the Top Sites or Highlights (won't even let me manu… (read more)

My computer shut down after I tried to update Malware Bytes. After the restart, my Firefox home page doesn't pull/show the Top Sites or Highlights (won't even let me manually add). I ran a scan and computer s clean, no viruses and version is up to date. I even tried a refresh of Firefox, but same issue.

Asked by lisa30 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How can I disable firefox screenshot notifications?

I love Firefox screenshots. However, On copying a screenshot, I receive a notification. I want to disable these notifications. I tried disabling web notifications but th… (read more)

I love Firefox screenshots. However, On copying a screenshot, I receive a notification. I want to disable these notifications. I tried disabling web notifications but that did not help. Is there any way of doing so? Thanks!

Asked by Qrious 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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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 2 years ago

Answered by elched 2 years ago