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Toolbar size

Ok so it's been a long time that i left chrome and joined the firefox community but there was always something which felt left out, so i downloaded chrome again and found… (read more)

Ok so it's been a long time that i left chrome and joined the firefox community but there was always something which felt left out, so i downloaded chrome again and found what that was. It was the size of toolbar.. In chrome toolbar is smaller but in firefox it takes some space. So i want smaller toolbar here in firefox because i love every other thing here. So is there any way to do this? Thanks,.

Asked by okhereiam 6 days ago

Answered by Seburo 5 days ago

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startpage constantly being alteration

I am using Firefox Browser 89.0(x64), I noticed that my startpage was constantly alterated to "https://start.firefoxchina.cn", everytime I set to defalut (which is about:… (read more)

I am using Firefox Browser 89.0(x64), I noticed that my startpage was constantly alterated to "https://start.firefoxchina.cn", everytime I set to defalut (which is about:home), it would return "https://start.firefoxchina.cn" automatically, what behavior is that? I do actually being in China, but I don't want my startpage to be alteration without my consent.

Asked by linfz 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Compact mode setting not working

With the new update, the new tabs take too much space for my liking, so i tried to enable compact mode via `about:config` by setting `browser.compactmode.show` to true. … (read more)

With the new update, the new tabs take too much space for my liking, so i tried to enable compact mode via `about:config` by setting `browser.compactmode.show` to true.

For me, that setting does not do anything as you can see in the screenshot that shows 2 different user profiles as comparison. Is this setting already broken 2 weeks after the redesign or does it still work for others?

Asked by katharsas 4 days ago

Answered by pg_78 4 days ago

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Cannot stop Firefox using the address bar as a search function

When I try and use the search bar in google to search anything, what ever I type appears in the address bar instead. Sometimes it trys to create a URL for what I am typin… (read more)

When I try and use the search bar in google to search anything, what ever I type appears in the address bar instead. Sometimes it trys to create a URL for what I am typing and fails.

I want to stop Firefox from using the address bar as the means of searching. I have read solutions online about changing things in about:config, however, this is not working fully.

It will only work it only works if I open up a new window. If I try and open up a tab it returns to trying to create a URL from my search requirements.

I have also tried the preference screen and nothing in there resolves the problem either.

Asked by stephenhicks1974 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Address bar

Can someone tell me why they have made it so that i can only search in the top address bar even while giving me the option to have an address bar above my website shortcu… (read more)

Can someone tell me why they have made it so that i can only search in the top address bar even while giving me the option to have an address bar above my website shortcuts?

I hope this is just a mistake, cause I absolutely detest this choice of theres.

Asked by Calamityangel 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Change how Firefox allows searches from its Default Tab

Firefox 'new tab' defaults to a Firefox home page with a google search bar. See screenshot 1 When I try to enter a search item in the google search bar on the page it , … (read more)

Firefox 'new tab' defaults to a Firefox home page with a google search bar. See screenshot 1 When I try to enter a search item in the google search bar on the page it , searches in the address bar instead - even though that is turned off. See screenshot 2 Any tips on how do I keep the search in the google line on the page and not in the Address bar

Asked by paulcreedonau 4 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 4 days ago

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the "open file..." link is missing/broken

FF89 looks great BUT something's missing. I click the 3 bars to bring up the menu. There used to be a choice "Open file..." that would open a pull-down menu of the folder… (read more)

FF89 looks great BUT something's missing. I click the 3 bars to bring up the menu. There used to be a choice "Open file..." that would open a pull-down menu of the folder where I keep a special set of html files, something I used every day, but it's gone now. I can still open the Windows file explorer, and navigate to that folder, but that's a few extra steps. I found a place to customize the toolbar, and "open file..." was there in the overflow menu, and I tried to move it back but it didn't come. It's not under More Tools either.

Asked by jim60046 4 days ago

Answered by jim60046 2 days ago

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After FF89 Web Search on Firefox Home doesnt work.

After FF89 every time I type something to the Web Search field on Firefox Home, the text is being typed in address bar instead of the web search field. This is greatly fr… (read more)

After FF89 every time I type something to the Web Search field on Firefox Home, the text is being typed in address bar instead of the web search field. This is greatly frustrating, because it gives suggestions as urls from browsing history instead of strings typed previously in the web search field.

Asked by antonmgr 3 days ago

Answered by Pianista 3 days ago

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (read more)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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My homepage and other windows open minimized when launching firefox instead of full screen as they always had previously

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried … (read more)

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried to locate solutions but so far have found none. Thank you, C

Asked by newlivingway 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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search bar vs address bar

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and … (read more)

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and the text appeared in and below the box.

The address bar, at the top of the screen, was where I typed addresses. They both did their respective jobs well.

Starting a few days ago, attempts to type in the search bar (under the Firefox logo) resulted in a mixture of suggestions, addresses, sites visited etc, appearing in and below the address bar (at the top of the page).

Is it no longer possible to have separate search and address bars? I've poked around in settings and while I've at least managed to turn the address bar into something like a search bar (no addresses or history), this seems like a second best solution - it was useful as an address bar, just as the search bar was useful as a search bar. I've lost some functionality.

Is the search bar on the home page now just a decoration? Can it be made to function again as such - offering nothing but suggestions/auto-completions? Is this an update, or a glitch in my install?

Asked by ptd55 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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New 'Home' screen dislike: Is there a way to prevent google searches in addfress bar?

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and… (read more)

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and ditto new Tabs with Google and Often-used 'favorites'. I cant disable it for Home or new tabs and I wish to keep my old home screen as it was and tuned to my taste.

Why the change without options to keep?

thanx

Asked by LowTech 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Missing "Page Actions" button (ellipse, 3 dots)

The "Page Actions" button (the ellipse, or, 3 dots) that was in the row of functions following the address bar is missing. It was really handy and I used it a lot, espec… (read more)

The "Page Actions" button (the ellipse, or, 3 dots) that was in the row of functions following the address bar is missing. It was really handy and I used it a lot, especially for taking a screen shot. How can I get that button back? Thanks.

Asked by jabarnas 1 day ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 day ago

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Apps on home page

Fire Fox has added on the home page apps for E-Bay and Amazon and took away my Tyler Paper app. I never shop Amazon and rarely shop E-Bay and do not want them on my home … (read more)

Fire Fox has added on the home page apps for E-Bay and Amazon and took away my Tyler Paper app.

I never shop Amazon and rarely shop E-Bay and do not want them on my home page. They also have two apps for my Chase bank

Asked by jpw6391 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day 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

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appearance of firefox application

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.… (read more)

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.2 I am using the default theme. In 17.0 I am also using the default theme of 17.0. I am running Windows 7. Since my home and work machines have similar configurations, the work version (still 16.0.2) has the nicer looking fonts. If this antiquated system allowed one to attach screen shots, I could visually show the difference brought about by the upgrade to 17.0

How do I get back the application fonts that were used in 16.0.2?

Asked by robertlaub 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago