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v.89 proton disabled

Windows 10 Firefox 88/89 64-bit PC It seems there was a compact mode before version 89? I don't know if that's what I want. I would like to have a simple selection in FF … (read more)

Windows 10 Firefox 88/89 64-bit PC It seems there was a compact mode before version 89? I don't know if that's what I want.

I would like to have a simple selection in FF Preferences to turn OFF the Proton stuff. I am not an IT geek and I'm not comfortable doing things like changing CSS code - if I knew how to do that stuff, I'd be using Linux not Windows. Since I'm stuck with Windows, I rely on a good browser like FF v.88 to take care of the technical stuff.

Version 89 seems to be OK with Proton shut off, but I hear this is a temporary fix. I also don't know if shutting off Proton fixed the spacing nightmare in Bookmarks - I lost mine reloading v.88 and haven't had a chance to look for them. (v.89 is on the PC upstairs - this one is still on v.88.)

For some context on the anger at FF's change, those of us who use Facebook on a regular basis were forced into a horrendous update in late 2021 which barely works, and Facebook continuously changes code, fixing what isn't broken. To find that the browser we've relied on for years did the same with no warning is very upsetting.

I'd like to get a message directly to Mozilla but "Submit Feedback" has been shut down for over a week.

Asked by fidservant 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

until yesterday, Firefox had the same to toolbar settings as everything else. Then YOU updated me and the toolbar now only has HORRIBLE appearance. How to turn the clock back and use the Windows settings for everything?

until yesterday, Firefox had the same to toolbar settings as everything else. Then YOU updated me and the toolbar now only has HORRIBLE appearance. How to turn the clock … (read more)

until yesterday, Firefox had the same to toolbar settings as everything else. Then YOU updated me and the toolbar now only has HORRIBLE appearance. How to turn the clock back and use the Windows settings for everything?

Asked by rweeksy 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Changes in 89.0

I have very recently upgraded to Version 89.0 (Windows 10) and I can't help but wonder why some key characteristics have been changed for the worse. The display format fo… (read more)

I have very recently upgraded to Version 89.0 (Windows 10) and I can't help but wonder why some key characteristics have been changed for the worse. The display format for the Bookmarks list is now spaced so large that my Bookmarks no longer fit on a single screen, and I can find no adjustment available to users. Also, the new tab screen no longer shows the image of the page, making the display less useful. What was broken in these features that Mozilla found a need to "fix" them? Is there anything a user can do to "undo" these changes?

Asked by bflood47 1 week ago

Last reply by HastyRA 4 days ago

Restore Default Theme

06/10/2021 To experiment I tried the light theme. Inadvertently this theme has now become my default theme. I've clicked on the menu three bars and tried to disable this … (read more)

06/10/2021 To experiment I tried the light theme. Inadvertently this theme has now become my default theme. I've clicked on the menu three bars and tried to disable this theme, but without another theme in place it doesn't allow you. There original theme is not offered as an option.

I'm completey reliant on bookmarks and tabs and would love to see the screen appear as it did yesterday. Please help. Windows 10.

Asked by mbc1 6 days ago

Last reply by Felipe 1 day ago

How do I get the old Firefox Back

I have spent an hour of my work day trying to fix what you broke!!!!! I don't have time for this crap!!!! I am not a programmer. I don't want to have to manually change… (read more)

I have spent an hour of my work day trying to fix what you broke!!!!! I don't have time for this crap!!!!

  • I am not a programmer. I don't want to have to manually change code.
  • I want to run my business. Not fiddle with changed browser settings

Appearances didn't need to change. Where are the Tab borders. Tabs were contrasted against the menu bar. There were 3 dots in the address bar for a pull down that included Screenshots and Print Preview. ALL THIS IS GONE!!!!!!! WHY????? Fix it or do I need to find another browser?

I would add a screen shot but I CAN'T you took that ways too!!!!

Asked by American Gun Works 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

Icons In Header Area Impossible to See In New Format

I am starting a new thread and repeating what I had written in the old thread which had too many responses to follow coherently. I am not sure what td47 means as I don't … (read more)

I am starting a new thread and repeating what I had written in the old thread which had too many responses to follow coherently.

I am not sure what td47 means as I don't have this issue as I only use DuckDuckGo which is there when open a new tab.

What want to know how you get the icons in the header of the screen to be "seeable". I believe with my header I always had white print which is now nearly invisible. Not only that but all the icons up there shrank and became outlines only instead of solid objects! I have cats batik_01 theme. It seems all the themes I have ever used had write print but I got by ok til now. Is it that I have to have a lighter toned theme in order to see everything up there again or what?

I'd take a screenshot but you can't of the header/or I don't know how to do this.

Asked by tek360 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

my Ad Blocker

I have updated my Firefox, now How do I get my Ad Blocker back? And let me say for your information I am over 75 so I am a little rusty with how fast software is moving … (read more)

I have updated my Firefox, now How do I get my Ad Blocker back? And let me say for your information I am over 75 so I am a little rusty with how fast software is moving

Asked by lavalleys 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Tab Groups - are they on the roadmap?

Chrome has a really fantastic feature called "Tab Groups" - it's pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to quickly group related sets of tabs. This is an inc… (read more)

Chrome has a really fantastic feature called "Tab Groups" - it's pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to quickly group related sets of tabs.

This is an incredibly useful feature but it seems Firefox hasn't got anything like it.

I've tried a few of the third party add-ons such as Tree-Style-Tabs but they're all over-complicated, take up too much screen real estate or change the way tabs operate.

Is adding simple Tab Grouping functionality on the Firefox roadmap?

If not - has anyone found any good add-ons to replicate the Chrome functionality?

Asked by Sam 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

have to reset browser every time I open it to open pdf files with Adobe Acrobat.

How can I keep the browser setting to open pdf files with Adobe Acrobat, without doing advanced customization? It works every time I reset the option, but changes to "sa… (read more)

How can I keep the browser setting to open pdf files with Adobe Acrobat, without doing advanced customization? It works every time I reset the option, but changes to "save" for the next time. Adobe says I should switch browsers, to Chrome for example.

I used to have Acrobat as an extension, but now there doesn't seem to be an option for that. Why is this?

Asked by ejrcpa 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

System font size change

In the latest update (89.0) the size of the font in drop-down menus has increased. When I go to my book marks the number that show on the screen has decreased by 28% whic… (read more)

In the latest update (89.0) the size of the font in drop-down menus has increased. When I go to my book marks the number that show on the screen has decreased by 28% which means a lot more scrolling. The original font size was very read able so why change. The question is, how can I reset the font size back to the original size? Geoff

Asked by geoff251 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Revert to previous update? I don't like the new UI

This latest update from Firefox is awful in my opinion. The tabs are ugly and blocky and too big and everything is spaced weirdly. The right-click menu is far bigger than… (read more)

This latest update from Firefox is awful in my opinion. The tabs are ugly and blocky and too big and everything is spaced weirdly. The right-click menu is far bigger than it needs to be. This is all new as of the latest update. It appears Mozilla did one of those "changing something for the sake of changing it" updates which I detest.

Is there any way to revert to the previous update, when everything was normal? I tried searching through settings but couldn't find anything. Nor could I find an add-on to fix it. This is quite frustrating as I liked the compactness of Firefox but they broke all of that and made it ugly in the process.

Thank you for any help!

Asked by Lightningtow 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Add-ons don't show up in the tool bar or tool bar customization menu (yes they are all enabled and have been turned on and off again)

so for a while now, I don't know exactly but it has lasted throughout several updates, a bunch of my add-ons have decided to not show up in any menu where I can actually … (read more)

so for a while now, I don't know exactly but it has lasted throughout several updates, a bunch of my add-ons have decided to not show up in any menu where I can actually use them, they are listen in the actual add-ons manager and they are all enabled and up-to-date. I have un- and reinstalled all of the absentees several times over, I have done the reset thingy in the tool bar customization menu and have followed just about every piece of advice for similar issues on this forum and many others yet the majority of my add-ons still choose to feign non-existence. if it's helpful at all the culprit that alerted me to the problem was the YouTube Enhancer but it actually extends retroactively to add-ons I had installed way before that one that used to work fine. Also, and I can't say this with 100% certainty, I think at this point this problem applies to every new add-on I install, obviously I have only really seen it happen with the few add-ons I installed since this whole thing started so who knows if I'm just having bad luck picking add-ons that are shy. I have also disabled and re-enabled the add-ons that actually work and generally shifted everything around I case the 4 working add-ons are somehow blocking the all the others from being shown. I really really hope someone can help me with this because it's kind of frustrating being completely unable to actually use the majority of my add-ons :/

Asked by merzi1996 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

extension doesn't work in private window

My password extension doesn't work in private window mode. When I look at the extension in Firefox, the mask shows next to it, indicating it should work in private mode. … (read more)

My password extension doesn't work in private window mode. When I look at the extension in Firefox, the mask shows next to it, indicating it should work in private mode. Is there a setting I'm missing?

Asked by Judy 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Changing the desktop HTML icon in Windows 10

Hello, I'm a new Firefox user (I finally got fed up with ad-infested Chrome making necessary extensions I need to safely browse the internet not work any longer). When I … (read more)

Hello, I'm a new Firefox user (I finally got fed up with ad-infested Chrome making necessary extensions I need to safely browse the internet not work any longer). When I changed to Firefox as my default browser, however, it replaced my local HTML file icon for my home page (which is on my desktop) to this butt-ugly icon I can't seem to change (I absolutely abhor dark backgrounds on ANYTHING, as they give me blurred vision and migraines thanks to a neurological issue). Unfortunately, Windows 10, in all of it's user unfriendliness, has decided not to give me the option to change icons using the properties window (there's no "Customize" tab). Can anyone tell me how to fix this, please? I do my own custom HTML pages a LOT, and I don't want to have to leave my default browser set to Chrome because their HTML file icon isn't a total (and literal) eyesore.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Asked by pam27 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago