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Firefox background is now Black.

how can I restore to white, the black background on the Firefox Browser, even my menus have turned black. I have tried through my normal settings and although it states I… (read more)

how can I restore to white, the black background on the Firefox Browser, even my menus have turned black. I have tried through my normal settings and although it states I have a white background. It doesn't

Asked by Swann 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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how to avoid the graying of most of the url in the location bar?

In the location bar (aka url bar aka address bar), the base domain name ("example.com") is displayed as normal text, whereas everything else in the url is displayed in gr… (read more)

In the location bar (aka url bar aka address bar), the base domain name ("example.com") is displayed as normal text, whereas everything else in the url is displayed in gray. For example, if the displayed url is https://foo.example.com/bar, the "https://foo." and "/bar" are in gray.

Is it possible to get the whole url displayed as normal text, i.e., black, and avoid this "graying out" of some of it?

In my searches so far, I've found various other customizations for the location bar via userChrome.css, but not this one. Any help appreciated.

I'm using firefox 91.8.0esr (64-bit) as currently packaged for centos7 (x86_64), though presumably this is not system-dependent.

Asked by karlberry 1 week ago

Answered by MarkRH 1 week ago

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How to unbind Ctrl+K?

I was using Ctrl+K on some websites to do things like site-specific search, task bars, and so forth, but recently Firefox started capturing it for focusing on the search/… (read more)

I was using Ctrl+K on some websites to do things like site-specific search, task bars, and so forth, but recently Firefox started capturing it for focusing on the search/address bar (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_search).

Is there a way to unbind `Ctrl+K` in Firefox?

Asked by astrojuanlu 1 week ago

Answered by astrojuanlu 6 days ago

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Select Box has white text on white backgroud, only visible when hover over

Hi, Since upgrading to FF100, almost all of the 'select' boxes on my webpages have white text on a white (or very light) background, and are only visible when hovered ove… (read more)

Hi,

Since upgrading to FF100, almost all of the 'select' boxes on my webpages have white text on a white (or very light) background, and are only visible when hovered over, see attached screenshot.

How can I rectify this please?

Asked by Paul 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

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Menu Bar Colours

Hi folks, I had a problem with this back in June 2021 when my previously black background to the menu bar (bookmarks etc) changed to a washed out grey. Chris Ilias and db… (read more)

Hi folks, I had a problem with this back in June 2021 when my previously black background to the menu bar (bookmarks etc) changed to a washed out grey. Chris Ilias and dbben both replied, and Chris sent me a video guide on how to install Photon Colours, which fixed the problem, thanks. However, today the same problem has re-occurred - ie grey background. Unfortunately, when I checked in the Themes menu I found that Photon Colours is no longer there. Grateful if you could tell me if there is a new fix for this so that I can re-instigate the black background to the toolbar. Many thanks Chris

Asked by Chris 5 days ago

Answered by YongHan 4 days ago

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Move address bar

Is it possible to move the address bar above or below the Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox 100.0 (64 bit). If not, can you provide a link to the latest version of Firefox fo… (read more)

Is it possible to move the address bar above or below the Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox 100.0 (64 bit). If not, can you provide a link to the latest version of Firefox for Mac OS X Catalina (10.15.7) that does not have the address bar on the same level as the Bookmarks Toolbar.

Many thanks.

Asked by schwine1 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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Download pane appears in upper right quadrant.

I always use the current Firefox on two Macintosh browsers running OS 10.14.6. Recently (in only one of the computers), if I download a file, a pane containing recent dow… (read more)

I always use the current Firefox on two Macintosh browsers running OS 10.14.6.

Recently (in only one of the computers), if I download a file, a pane containing recent downloads opens in the upper left-hand quadrant. This is distinct from the downloads portion of the "Library" area, and gets in the way of my ability to use Firefox efficiently.

I can't seem to find a way to keep this pane from repeatedly opening up as I download things. Can anyone help?

Asked by Etnier 4 days ago

Answered by YongHan 4 days ago

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Создание Firefox Portable для Mac

Здравствуйте. Возможно ли сделать браузер Firefox Portable для Mac? Суть в том, чтобы отдать клиентам готовую настроенную сборку с необходимыми плагинами и настройками. З… (read more)

Здравствуйте. Возможно ли сделать браузер Firefox Portable для Mac? Суть в том, чтобы отдать клиентам готовую настроенную сборку с необходимыми плагинами и настройками. Знаю, что такое делают для Windows, но для Макбуков не видел.

Asked by admobigroup 4 days ago

Answered by Dropa 2 days ago

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Downloads preview panel keeps popping up after downloading files

So, for a few months now, the preview panel in Firefox has been popping up with every successful download of a file from online. Its a bit inconvenient because anytime it… (read more)

So, for a few months now, the preview panel in Firefox has been popping up with every successful download of a file from online. Its a bit inconvenient because anytime it pops up, it basically tabs me off a page and interrupts my writing or the like. This wasn't an issue last year when after successful downloads, the downloads icon in the toolbar just lights up blue to signify a successful download. The preview panel popping up every time Firefox successfully downloads something (due to reasons, I download files in bulk from multiple sources) is incredibly irritating. The problem goes away when I just remove the download icon/panel from the toolbar entirely. I just wanna know WHY this bizarre phenomenon happens.

Asked by Snake Greeter 2 days ago

Answered by YongHan 2 days ago

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Netflix on Mozilla 100 / Ubuntu20.04 constantly asks for video codex

I saw where this was a problem with Netflix, Amazon Video and other sites with Fire Fox and that one person even used professional version and still had the same problem.… (read more)

I saw where this was a problem with Netflix, Amazon Video and other sites with Fire Fox and that one person even used professional version and still had the same problem.

What I cannot see is where he got the video codex that allow Netflix to work on Fire Fox version 88, let alone this newest version that Mozilla has created.

Asked by Micheal R. - August 5th, 1988 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Firefox HTML documents changed to Firefox PDF documents

Recently, most of my PDF files that I open with Firefox have changed their icons from the Firefox HTML document icon (the purple icon in the image attached) to the Firefo… (read more)

Recently, most of my PDF files that I open with Firefox have changed their icons from the Firefox HTML document icon (the purple icon in the image attached) to the Firefox PDF icon (the red icon in the image attached). Is it possible for me to change the icons back without downloading third-party software?

Asked by 2003jjl 1 day ago

Answered by YongHan 1 day 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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 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 can I remove the "Fill login" context menu entry?

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of th… (read more)

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of the Firefox password manager and disabled saving passwords in Firefox. Is there a way to remove this "Fill login" action as it always just shows that no logins are saved?

Thanks, Mattias

Asked by Mattias 2 years ago

Answered by mattmcoomber 2 years ago

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delete all saved passwords in password manager with one click

hey guys, there doesn't seem to be an option for this. is there? if there is, I can't find it. see attached image for what I'm doing now. as it stands now, I have to … (read more)

hey guys,

there doesn't seem to be an option for this. is there? if there is, I can't find it. see attached image for what I'm doing now. as it stands now, I have to manually push the DELETE button one time for every entry that is in that window for saved passwords. there has to be a better way to do this to get rid of all of them! can you guys help me with this?

Asked by Adam 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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CTRL W doesn't close a pinned tab

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next ta… (read more)

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next tab. This isn't ideal. The shortcut should close the tab regardless of whether it is pinned (as it does in other browsers). Anyone know why Firefox does this / is it intentional behaviour?

Asked by whalemonster 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 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