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Why doesn't Firefox have its own Search Engine?

wow this is sad, Firefoxes Help pages are not any better than Googles. This means that no matter what i type it just gets ignored and a bunch of random junk with nothing … (read more)

wow this is sad, Firefoxes Help pages are not any better than Googles. This means that no matter what i type it just gets ignored and a bunch of random junk with nothing whatsoever to do with my question comes up! I didn't leave google so i could still be stuck with their Search Engine, How the heck does that even make sense????????

Asked by sercouwis2004 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Launch Firefox with resized window (1024*768) using userchrome or by config file.

Launch Firefox with resized window (1024*768) using userchrome or by config file. I want it to be hardcoded and re-bundled. So it sets the size as default after installa… (read more)

Launch Firefox with resized window (1024*768) using userchrome or by config file.

I want it to be hardcoded and re-bundled. So it sets the size as default after installation.

Asked by yash292k11 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Version 90.0 broke Print Preview and Shrink to Fit.

I've already found the solution, but wanted to share that Version 90 created a problem with Print Preview and Shrink to Fit. Uninstalling Version 90 and re-installing Ver… (read more)

I've already found the solution, but wanted to share that Version 90 created a problem with Print Preview and Shrink to Fit. Uninstalling Version 90 and re-installing Version 89 fixed the problem. With Version 90 the Print Preview function (which I love) didn't work properly. When I try to Shrink to Fit any page, the first page shrinks, but the second page isn't pulled into the first page. Also, there's missing information on both pages. If there's another solution so I can use Version 90, please tell me. If not, and Mozilla is doing away with Print Preview (and Shrink to Fit), I'll have to do away with Mozilla Firefox. Sorry, but that's the main reason I use Firefox over Chrome. Perhaps I can find another browser to do what I want. I hope not though.

Asked by toddmnuccio 1 week ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 days ago

Bing opens whenever I start Firefox

I have my default setting as Firefox as browser and Google as my search engine. In the last few days, Bing always comes up when I open Firefox, but when I open a second t… (read more)

I have my default setting as Firefox as browser and Google as my search engine. In the last few days, Bing always comes up when I open Firefox, but when I open a second tab, the page is Google as it should be. I think this started when I updated. I have checked the default browser setting in Windows 10, and the default search engine in Firefox, and they are both set properly. This is mostly an annoyance, but I would like to know how to change it back to the way I am used to.

Asked by davidlellwanger 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Page Options Missing - Want to save page as App

Chrome and Edge have a feature to save a website as an app so the toolbar isn't there. Firefox shows having this option says to click on 3 dots in toolbar. I do not see… (read more)

Chrome and Edge have a feature to save a website as an app so the toolbar isn't there. Firefox shows having this option says to click on 3 dots in toolbar. I do not see 3 dots. Please advise

Asked by cademichaels 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Annoying description pop-up when hovering in Microsoft Office

When working from home I have to do a lot of things in the web based version of Microsoft Office. I am using Firefox 89.0.2 and Windows 10. In OneDrive where I have a l… (read more)

When working from home I have to do a lot of things in the web based version of Microsoft Office. I am using Firefox 89.0.2 and Windows 10. In OneDrive where I have a lot of documents, any item the cursor stops on for even a fraction of a second causes a small pop-up description of the item. It's driving me crazy and slowing me down, preventing me from immediately clicking on the item I actually want. I thought I saw a solution but it was for an older version of both Firefox and Windows, and my settings already showed that solution was active.

Asked by poodlebone 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

How do I disable the page zoom on [SHIFT+SCROLL] on mac?

On my macbook [macOS Big Sur 11.4 ] in firefox [version 89.0.2 (64-bit)] all pages will zoom in or out whenever I hold down the shift key and swipe up or down on my track… (read more)

On my macbook [macOS Big Sur 11.4 ] in firefox [version 89.0.2 (64-bit)] all pages will zoom in or out whenever I hold down the shift key and swipe up or down on my trackpad. This is really annoying. How do I fix this?

( I really use the CTRL+SHIFT+TAB shortcut to navigate tabs and it becomes problematic very quickly)

I could find the solution for fixing it for [[CTRL+SCROLL (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194305) |CTRL+SCROLL (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194305) ]]but couldn't find for SHIFT+SCROLL.

Asked by Gandhi 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How to edit system theme?

Hi! I want to edit system theme for firefox. Where exactly is it stored on the disk? Previously it is asked here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/940165 But t… (read more)

Hi!

I want to edit system theme for firefox. Where exactly is it stored on the disk?

Previously it is asked here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/940165

But that answer does not reveal the exact file location.

For example if I want to tweak font used on browser tab or shadow color around browser tab what exactly do I have to edit?

PS I dont want simply to customize colors like themes you can find on the internet do. I want to customize entire html/css that is used in FF UI.

Asked by invctbehipwmohlyjq 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Page actions button was removed in version 90: is this definitive?

Are those buttons (behind the "page actions" one) supposed to be definitively absent from version 90 on? They seemed to me one of the most intelligent features in Firefo… (read more)

Are those buttons (behind the "page actions" one) supposed to be definitively absent from version 90 on?

They seemed to me one of the most intelligent features in Firefox interface. Some can be added under "customize" option, but copy link and pint tab are not.

Is this removal based on the idea that addons are supposed to provide the same actions anyway?

Asked by cipricus 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Can't get Firefox to remember my pdf preferences (always asks "What should Firefox do?") [Big Sur]

Hi guys, I've been trying for a couple weeks to make the switch from Chrome on Big Sur but am having trouble ironing a few things out. I work in research and view a ton o… (read more)

Hi guys,

I've been trying for a couple weeks to make the switch from Chrome on Big Sur but am having trouble ironing a few things out. I work in research and view a ton of pdfs, so I like them to (1) open in browser, and (2) specifically, open in a new tab. I haven't been able to get Firefox to do these things.

For (1), I get the "What should Firefox do with this file?" every time I download a pdf from Researchgate (even the same exact pdf). I select the options in the image ("open with Firefox (default)" and "do this every time." But it shows me the popup every time. I've gone to Preferences->Applications->PDFs->Open in Firefox but the behavior persists.

For (2), I'm at a loss - when I open downloaded pdfs, they always open in a new window. I don't even know if it's possible to get them to open in a new tab, but it would be nice and save me a lot of time.

Thanks in advance if anyone can point me in the right direction!

Asked by logan.robert.bingham 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Invalid URL prompt when initializing Firefox

I downloaded an add-on (mountains hd). Now, when I click initial firefox icon (on my desktop) the error prompts Invalid URL. I can select the next tab on that screen, whi… (read more)

I downloaded an add-on (mountains hd). Now, when I click initial firefox icon (on my desktop) the error prompts Invalid URL. I can select the next tab on that screen, which brings up a Google browser. I deleted the add-on, I think, I can't find it anywhere on my computer. The error still happens, initial load cannot find the browser. Also, the add-on did not have the option of using Firefox as a default browser. There was a prompt that said this was a preferred add-on of Firefox. Maybe I just got duped out of the last four hours of my life.

I only wanted to replace the black or white firefox homescreen with a picture or color that doesn't give me a headache. The provided color-home-page and picture-replace options in firefox do not work, I still can't get rid of the black-or-white screen, grrrrrrrrrr.

Asked by lesleyclarkson30 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Reader view

I have been having trouble with reader view since I downloaded Firefox 90. Usually, I adjust the enlargement size and then print to read under better lighting. Now, if … (read more)

I have been having trouble with reader view since I downloaded Firefox 90. Usually, I adjust the enlargement size and then print to read under better lighting. Now, if I adjust to anything other than 100%, reader view cuts off part of the bottom of the page. This is very frustrating.

Asked by MelanieS 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

SYNC'ING OF HARDWARE SETTINGS

Hello there, I would like to know how to disable sync'ing some harware related options ( which depends on the machine) like harware acceleration, theme etc, which i pref… (read more)

Hello there,

I would like to know how to disable sync'ing  some harware related options ( which depends on the machine) like harware acceleration, theme etc, which i prefer to use different settings for different devices. seen that all these settings get merged when I am changing for one device.

Asked by ARBSrm 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

firefox browser

Problems with glitzy new browser: 1. Home page replaced by a mystery page. That page appears even without an Internet connection. 2. Address bar does not allow a keyed… (read more)

Problems with glitzy new browser: 1. Home page replaced by a mystery page. That page appears even without an Internet connection. 2. Address bar does not allow a keyed or pasted URL. 3. Colors at top of screen blot out the min, max, and close buttons and make the open page buttons unreadable.except for active page button. 4. Moving to a new, or even a follow-up, page is slower.

I have been with Mozilla ever since the early days with the Netscape browser, and have always been happy with the many updates, that is, until this one. Get rid of the colors, and make the address bar functional again. I found the solution to the "mystery page" in Tools/Settings and reclaimed my home page, "homepage." I hope it holds.

Asked by burnham33 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

I would like firefox to never restore the last session / never remember open tabs

Hello everyone, I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible. I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open i… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible.

I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open it, it does the exact same thing. It opens a single new window. That it never ever tries to restore the last session. That it always starts fresh.

Preferably even if it "crashed", I tend not to close the browser but shut down with the tabs and apps open.

Intuitively this sounds to me like it should be easy to set, but I haven't been able to find a way.

Also, if possible I would like the rest of history to work. I find that history is useful, it's the session specifically I'd like it to forget / not try to resotre.

Thanks,

Sashin

Asked by myself2 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

hide tab bar

Hi, I'm using the latest firefox version 89.0.2. There's a large tab bar at the top. I never use tabs. Safari doesn't show the tab bar unless multiple tabs are being u… (read more)

Hi, I'm using the latest firefox version 89.0.2. There's a large tab bar at the top. I never use tabs. Safari doesn't show the tab bar unless multiple tabs are being used. This leaves more space to show webpages. I'd like to hide the tab bar permanently or when only one page/tab is used. I guess that means the red, yellow and green mac circles in the upper left would have to be moved to the lower bar, by shifting the back and forward arrows slightly to the right, as is done on Safari.

I looked online for suggestions. chrome.css files were mentioned. But they didn't explain what those were or how to create/access them. So the guidance was not helpful to those who didn't understand those files, like me.

Can you please let me know how to hide the tab bar?

Based on all the comments I saw on threads, it seems many others think the tab bar wastes space. It would be great if Firefox preferences provided an easy option for hiding the tab bar.

Thanks, Frank

Asked by fd87 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

home page shortcut icon size

Hi, in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably. I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the hom… (read more)

Hi,

in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably.

I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the home page unusable. It's just too hard to see!

Is there a setting to adjust the homepage icons back to their larger size? They used to be 2-3 times the size, and really useful. The boxes the pics are in are still the same, but the icons displayed are tiny now, at least to these tired old eyes.

Thank you in advance! Tony

Asked by browntau 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Grouping tabs as in Opera - a group of tabs for a subject

I am a browser / add on moron? I have been a fan of opera for many years because i could group tabs (IE Family history, telecommunications, steam trains etc) Opera has a… (read more)

I am a browser / add on moron? I have been a fan of opera for many years because i could group tabs (IE Family history, telecommunications, steam trains etc) Opera has a high overhead, is slow and i needed something better - A friend suggested Firefox - Its a winner.

So i have seen add ons that would allow me to group my tabs but have no idea how to install one or where i should go for help.?

Please point me in the right direction - Im happy to read information but hoped it would be a click and install

Thanks

Asked by raumati 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Screenshot tool greyed out

Occasionally, across all websites (as far as I can tell), the screenshot toolbar item is greyed out for me and I can't click on it. Meaning I can't take screenshots. I us… (read more)

Occasionally, across all websites (as far as I can tell), the screenshot toolbar item is greyed out for me and I can't click on it. Meaning I can't take screenshots. I use windows and so snip and sketch is an alternative I can and do use but I prefer using Firefox's own screenshotting tool. What to do??

Asked by kjp.finke 2 months ago

Last reply by Greynomad 1 week ago