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URL bar autocomplete stopped working

I've used Firefox for several years. Up until recently, anytime I would type the beginning of a heavily visited site, I could simply hit enter and it would autocomplete t… (read more)

I've used Firefox for several years. Up until recently, anytime I would type the beginning of a heavily visited site, I could simply hit enter and it would autocomplete the website for me. It doesn't do that anymore, and I either have to type out the entire website, click it in the 'suggestions' that drop down, or click it in my bookmarks. I used to be able to type 'gmai' and hit enter to go to gmail, now it just searches 'gmai' on Google. Is there some setting I'm missing? This is extremely frustrating.

Asked by DILeakstudios 6 days ago

New change?? No longer different PDF handling for in-browser vs. Download panela

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I open… (read more)

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I opened the PDF from the Downloads panel, it would open in my preferred 3rd party app. This was desired and worked perfectly.

But this seems to have changed! I either have to commit to the built-in always, or an external app always, irrespective of whether I am opening from a browser link or the download panel.

This is a terrible behavior. FF should open PDFs in the download handler (like ALL other file types there) with the OS's preferred PDF handler, which, in my case, is not FF's built-in Viewer.

If open a PDF in the built-in Viewer and save it from there, why would I want to re-open it in the built-in PDF viewer when opening from the download panel?

FF's built-in Viewer is great for a quick view of a PDF, I quite like it. But if I take the time to save it, I typically want more advanced functionality, like highlighting, filling in forms, etc. It worked perfectly before, please revert and stop fixing things that aren't broken. Or at least differentiate between the download panel and website links. Is there any hope in submitting a bug report?

Asked by vexware 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

"Important News" Tab Won't Go Away

Since upgrading to Catalina every time I open Firefox I get the "Important News" tab and nothing else. New tabs open on the Home Page, but I can't seem to make "Important… (read more)

Since upgrading to Catalina every time I open Firefox I get the "Important News" tab and nothing else. New tabs open on the Home Page, but I can't seem to make "Important News. Changes to your Firefox Profile" go away. (I can close that tab, but if I open a new window it's there again.) Any advice?

Asked by TomSutcliffe 1 week ago

How to configure notifications to appear on top of any other program

Im trying to get browser notifications to show up on top of a game im running but they never appear while focused in the other window (running in borderless fullscreen). … (read more)

Im trying to get browser notifications to show up on top of a game im running but they never appear while focused in the other window (running in borderless fullscreen).

i tried changing focus assist options in win10 as suggested somewhere but i dont think i had that on in the first place, and it didnt fix the issue.

Also, any way to turn off the transparency on the notification popup would be a cherry on top

Asked by prjazdy 1 week ago

Can I have a double row of add-on icons, instead of an overflow?

Hello, I can't order the add-on icons on the toolbar. 1) I have more add-ons than I can fit on the toolbar, and 2) the overflow menu does not display all the icons for a… (read more)

Hello,

I can't order the add-on icons on the toolbar.

1) I have more add-ons than I can fit on the toolbar, and 2) the overflow menu does not display all the icons for all the add-ons that I have installed.

So, in the toolbar customization menu, I can not place the icons where I want them on the toolbar because I can't drag them there when they are not shown. See the picture I took of the screen. The first picture shows the customization menu. The overflow menu is visible, but does not show all the icons that should be there (see the second picture). The second picture from the normal screen (not the toolbar customization screen) and shows the all the icons of all the add-ons I have installed that appear when I click on "More tools" in the top right hand part of the screen. Part of the icons is on the toolbar, part is in the overflow menu.

So, the problem is that I can't re-order the icons by dragging them from the overflow menu to the place on the toolbar where I would like them to be (e.g. to group related add-ons).

Is this an error made by me or an error in the program.

If possible, I would like to have all my icons visible, not partially hidden away in the overflow menu. Is it possible to have two or more rows of icons visible?

Please, help. Thank you.

Asked by djinni111 1 week ago

Can I still display a Firefox icon in the menu bar?

Formerly there used to be a Firefox icon in the top left of the Firefox window (left of the menu bar; I'm not sure if it was actually part of the menu bar or not). This i… (read more)

Formerly there used to be a Firefox icon in the top left of the Firefox window (left of the menu bar; I'm not sure if it was actually part of the menu bar or not). This icon no longer appears. I found it useful because I use several browsers, and it's handy sometimes to be sure which one I'm in! Also to tell the difference between regular Firefox and DeveloperEdition (Red and Blue icons respectively). Is there any way I can get this icon to display in current versions of Firefox? Please note I'm NOT asking how to display the menu bar. I can do that.

Asked by ramasaig 6 days ago

How to remember my search engine setting when I restart my browser?

Hi, I use Firefox and Google as my default search engine on Windows 8.1 Each das when I start my browser the search engine in it is Yahoo; however when I go into the set… (read more)

Hi, I use Firefox and Google as my default search engine on Windows 8.1 Each das when I start my browser the search engine in it is Yahoo; however when I go into the settings Google is my deafault which I like to use. When I start in safe mode I am back on google however it is frustrating that I have to restart my browser each day. Could anyone advise please what options would I have to have Google remaining? Many thanks!

Asked by georg.wanek 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Addon popups (e.g. uBlock origin) do not contain anything on Nightly

Starting from the last week (as far as I can tell), the uBlock popup is not displaying anything on nightly (works fine on stable). Sometimes it displays the content befor… (read more)

Starting from the last week (as far as I can tell), the uBlock popup is not displaying anything on nightly (works fine on stable). Sometimes it displays the content before quickly going back to a blank state, but I have not been able to find out why.

Asked by mathieui 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Cannot change the start up page

Hi there My start up page jhas been hijacked by v9-ap.com and keeps on showing a page for a turkish site 'Lider Haber' I have tried refreshing, using adaware and all sort… (read more)

Hi there My start up page jhas been hijacked by v9-ap.com and keeps on showing a page for a turkish site 'Lider Haber'

I have tried refreshing, using adaware and all sorts of anti virus

Mozilla cfg is // lockPref("browser.startup.page", 1); lockPref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://v9-ap.com?s=92663E31&p=54484550555A5A4C4559532D5043&g=5406EFB439567CFB70247BF3C02E9A31"); lockPref("pref.browser.homepage.disable_button.current_page", true); lockPref("pref.browser.homepage.disable_button.restore_default", true); lockPref("pref.browser.homepage.disable_button.bookmark_page", true);

Any ideas? I have even uninstalled and re-installed

Asked by k8lss 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Firefox has changed my secondary color from brown to white

I am running firefox 82.0, 64bit. I came home today and when i opened firefox to my home page, the primary theme/background is the same, but the text boxes are now pure … (read more)

I am running firefox 82.0, 64bit. I came home today and when i opened firefox to my home page, the primary theme/background is the same, but the text boxes are now pure white. I had them set to a brown color, and chrome shows my homepage with the correct text box color of brown. I have tried using Options/fonts and colors, and it does nothing. What do I need to do to get the text box backgrounds back to a more soothing contrast color?

Ed

Asked by cedevans 6 days ago

FIrefox presents saves jpg as webp

Here's the issue in a nutshell: When I navigate to this URL (https://publicdelivery.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Jeff-Koons-Michael-Jackson-and-Bubbles-1988-cera… (read more)

Here's the issue in a nutshell:

When I navigate to this URL (https://publicdelivery.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Jeff-Koons-Michael-Jackson-and-Bubbles-1988-ceramic-106.7-x-179.1-x-82.5cm.jpg) intending on saving out the picture, Firefox ( or so it appears) forces the user to save it as webp, instead of its actual format, as you can see from the URL. Granted, I got to that photo in the first place from Google image search but spawned it into an independent window, which should occupy a separate memory space and not reference a previously cached file. While i get the primary application is to allow for multiple res versions while referencing only one file, this behaviour is pointless, irksome and serves no practical purpose when accessing the asset with an explicit URL, plus it puts unnecessary and Big Brother-ish barriers up for the less savvy. I solved the issue ultimately, but who is at fault here? Is this a function of Firefox or of the CDN where it's hosted?

Asked by bartmowrey 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Playing two audios ( for example, two Youtube videos) on two seperate headphones, or in my case,

the 1st youtube video is played out on the screen, and the other video in my headphones. I would like to give my little brother my pair of headphones to watch youtube, an… (read more)

the 1st youtube video is played out on the screen, and the other video in my headphones.

I would like to give my little brother my pair of headphones to watch youtube, and for my class lectures that I have to watch, I would like to listen to them through the screen, or vice versa. And of course I would split the windows up, his screen of youtube on the left, and mine on the right.

Thank you

Asked by danniel.brown27 6 days ago

How to change the keyboard shortcut for "New Private Window" on Mac?

Hi, I have started to use notion.so and they have a nice range of keyboard shortcuts, e.g. cmd + shift + p for moving pages :) Unfortunately this shortcut is already "blo… (read more)

Hi, I have started to use notion.so and they have a nice range of keyboard shortcuts, e.g.

cmd + shift + p

for moving pages :)

Unfortunately this shortcut is already "blocked" by Firefox for opening "New Private Windows".

There is no chance to alter the keyboard-shortcuts on notion, so I wonder if anyone can help me with remapping this one in Firefox to, let's say: cmd + alt + n?

Thank you Sascha

Asked by SushiSan 5 days ago

How do I disable "override keyboard shortcuts" by default?

This question was already asked [this thread] but the solution doesn't work for me. In about:config, no matter what value I give to permissions.default.shortcuts, sites a… (read more)

This question was already asked [this thread] but the solution doesn't work for me.

In about:config, no matter what value I give to permissions.default.shortcuts, sites are still able to intercept my keyboard shortcuts (eg Ctrl+f).

I can disable it for individual sites, using Page Info > Permissions, but I'd like this turned off across the board because I find it creepy when sites mess with my controls.

Asked by MartyJames 5 days ago