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Search Browser History by Device

My Firefox account is synced with my phone and PC. Is it possible to filter my history by device so I can see only what sites I’ve visited on my computer and not the hist… (read more)

My Firefox account is synced with my phone and PC. Is it possible to filter my history by device so I can see only what sites I’ve visited on my computer and not the history from the Firefox app on my phone?

Asked by cameroncw 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I make my Homepage different from New Windows?

Currently, whatever link(s) you set as your Homepage is also the same link(s) that appears when you open a New Window. The way that New Window is inherently clumped toget… (read more)

Currently, whatever link(s) you set as your Homepage is also the same link(s) that appears when you open a New Window. The way that New Window is inherently clumped together with the Homepage seems to make it impossible to separate the two in the Options settings.

What is the logic behind this? Why have a separate setting for New Tab, but not New Window? I like having Firefox open up multiple tabs as my homepage when I first boot up Firefox, but if I want to open up a new window just for screen management space with Ctrl+N, I really am not interested in my homepages being re-instantiated, as I already have them open on my first window.

I really want my Homepages to remain a custom mix of tabs with any New Tab and New Window opening up to a Firefox's default new tab page. Is that not possible? I can't have a custom Homepage without also having a custom New Window configuration? :(

It just seems like an arbitrary distinction. What can I do to make this magical world of separate Homepage and New Window settings happen?

Sincerely, A Fan

Asked by astinad 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can we make the Picture-in-Picture window easier to Resize?

I really love the new picture-in-picture option. It's especially helpful when I only have one monitor. There are a couple of rough-edges I'd like to see tweaked. 1. I res… (read more)

I really love the new picture-in-picture option. It's especially helpful when I only have one monitor. There are a couple of rough-edges I'd like to see tweaked.

1. I resize these windows all the time to put them where they'll fit when I'm doing something else, and it can finicky to resize the window quickly. It would be helpful if the areas you can grab the edges and corners of were exaggerated. For example, if when the user's mouse is near an edge or corner of the picture-in-picture window a handle pops-up around the given area that's larger than the 1pixal-ish default handle area. I've seen similar functionality in the art program GIMP for selection boxes.

2. The way the window acts when being resized isn't very intuitive. The corners work as expected, but since the corner areas are so small I often grab the sides and that can get frustrating. I now know that when grabbing the Bight and Bottom sides of the window the Top-Left corner is anchored while resizing. Similarly, when grabbing the Left and Top sides of the window the Bottom-Right corner is anchored. That seems pretty intuitive when I type it out, what's the issue? Well, the problem comes when you are grabbing the window near the corners. If for example, I'm trying to grab the window by the Bottom-Left corner and miss (which I've done plenty) and grab the Bottom of the window. Now when I resize the window is anchored in the Top-Left instead of the Top-Right, which is the opposite of what I wanted and leads to some confusion and repositioning. What I would suggest, separate from the #1 solution, would be to break the sides of the window into three areas: Near-corner 1, Center, and Near-corner 2. When grabbing the window on the edge in one of the Near-corner areas, anchor the window at the opposite corner. When grabbing by the center of an edge anchor the window by the opposite center.

Thank you for reading my long suggestion. I hope you don't find this to be a negative interaction. I truly enjoy Firefox, and I've very excited about your new Picture-in-picture feature. I hope you understand that this level of nit-picking can only come from a place of love!

P.S: I'm very pleased to say that I did not include a third issue I had with the Spacebar Play/Pause functionality not working unless the Play button was the last object clicked on the window, because in the latest update it was gone! I want to thank whomever worked on that and let them know, someone did notice, and they appreciate it! <3 <3

Asked by darkkenchi 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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(Suggestion) WhatsApp Tab like Opera GX Browser

Can Mozilla make this features like Opera GX? I changed to Mozilla since Opera GX was slow loading sites. But can we get the good features from Opera GX like this one? On… (read more)

Can Mozilla make this features like Opera GX? I changed to Mozilla since Opera GX was slow loading sites. But can we get the good features from Opera GX like this one? On left side, there is a WhatsApp logo that we can click and popup for WhatsApp. Can we also get the floating video player like Opera GX? This is just a suggestion. Thanks!

Asked by PixelGM 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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feature request - ability to export/import custom settings.

Since I help a lot of folks to set up Firefox, and customize the settings a lot, it would be great to have a way to export and import those custom settings. Sync is no h… (read more)

Since I help a lot of folks to set up Firefox, and customize the settings a lot, it would be great to have a way to export and import those custom settings. Sync is no help as they don't have an account/setup to sync the settings FROM. But since sync CAN update the settings, how about giving us a separate way to do the same via an exported file????

Please? Sure would make my time to install and set up a LOT easier.

Asked by rwernst 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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turn off private browsing for a tab

I would like to turn off private browsing for one tab or for one instance of firefox without turning it off all the time. Washington Post will not allow me to see conten… (read more)

I would like to turn off private browsing for one tab or for one instance of firefox without turning it off all the time. Washington Post will not allow me to see content without subscription in private mode.

Asked by twowheels2go 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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(Feature Request)Full Webpage Translation

Hi Is there any possibility for a new feature for a full web page translation to chosen language by simply right click mouse button without jumping to the next tab like t… (read more)

Hi Is there any possibility for a new feature for a full web page translation to chosen language by simply right click mouse button without jumping to the next tab like this extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-translator-for-firefox/) and (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simple-translate/)? i.e: translate to English. Because this feature is available in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and also I think it is beneficial for multilingual users

Asked by dtantono 12 months ago

Last reply by dtantono 12 months ago

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How much better would the Mozilla Recovery Answer Page be if it included this?

The Mozilla Answer page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders, provides some pretty … (read more)

The Mozilla Answer page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders, provides some pretty good information about which files to recover, but, doesn't include the general population's need to recover their last sessions, so a mention on this same page would be extremely helpful. Next, I found the places.sqlite file will update automatically without shutting down Firefox (most likely when the computer is put to sleep and then awakened). A warning about this little known file updating would be helpful to those who learned about their lost history, but choose to wait until later, like recovering it prior to shutting down, but they will have lost the opportunity when the places.sqlite file self updates itself automatically (who knows exactly when or why) I'd like to see this important information placed your answer on this same (above) troubleshooting page, because when I loose history caused by a proper shut down, I'll need to your page infor to remind me what to be cautious about. And I don't believe you have created a back up file to places.sqlite to which I can recover and rename yet, because I believe the closest name to it has very little memory in it, but I could be wrong.

Asked by cvmenn 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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The ability to "Save As" when downloading from a web page

I really miss the ability to have a "Save As" choice when i download pdf's or pictures from the web I'm always on the latest version of Firefox but only gets 'Open', Open… (read more)

I really miss the ability to have a "Save As" choice when i download pdf's or pictures from the web I'm always on the latest version of Firefox but only gets 'Open', Open with' and 'Save'...

Often the downloaded files gets lost in the wrong folder or hide itself with a crazy name that 'the web page' has given it.

AS both Google Chrome and Windows Edge offers that possibility and has for long, please include that feature in the next update...??

Thank You

Niels

Asked by Niels Erik Mogensen-Larsen 8 months ago

Answered by Niels Erik Mogensen-Larsen 8 months ago

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Adding a Feature that Pauses Unused Tabs?

Hello! I was wondering if there are any plans to add a feature like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) to Firefox? I tend to keep lo… (read more)

Hello!

I was wondering if there are any plans to add a feature like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) to Firefox? I tend to keep lots of tabs open at once, and I'd love to be able to pause unused tabs without closing them. But I'd prefer to avoid giving an add-on access to all of my data. So I keep hoping that this type of feature will get incorporated into Firefox. Do you know if there are any plans like this?

Thanks so much in advance and for the work that you're doing!

Asked by C R 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Search Engines and Sync

Do custom Search Engines sync across machines? If so, what could be the reason for them not appearing on my other machines. If not, is there a ticket I can follow regardi… (read more)

Do custom Search Engines sync across machines? If so, what could be the reason for them not appearing on my other machines. If not, is there a ticket I can follow regarding this issue/enhancement?

Asked by d3763 1 year ago

Answered by Danny Colin 1 year ago

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Linking specific log-ins to Containers

Hello, I'm using Containers and am able to log into different gmail accounts simultaneously. However, I'm curious as to whether or not it would be possible to link a spe… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Containers and am able to log into different gmail accounts simultaneously.

However, I'm curious as to whether or not it would be possible to link a specific account to a specific container? (e.g., my work email automatically logs into the work container, same for personal email).

I use LastPass, but would Firefox passwords work to make this process more automatic? I set "Gmail" to automatically open in my "work" container, but it takes me to the landing page and requires me to sign-in every time.

Perhaps, I should just stop clearing my history/cookies and just hide the containers instead so the data is saved and I remain logged in. I am curious if there is another solution that I'm overlooking. (I would be down to help build one, too!)

Asked by ajay.dave.35 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Devices are synced but still can't see each other's tabs?

I have two devices showing up under my synced devices. I would like to view the tabs of one on the other. In Sync Settings I have checked both "Bookmarks" and "Open Tabs"… (read more)

I have two devices showing up under my synced devices. I would like to view the tabs of one on the other. In Sync Settings I have checked both "Bookmarks" and "Open Tabs" (I've done this on both devices, although imagine it's a setting at the account level). Nonetheless, when I view my synced tabs on either device there is nothing there. I know the sync is working to some degree, however, as I am able to send tabs and forth between the two devices.

Initially, my problem was that I could view the tabs of one computer on the other but not vice versa. However, after unsyncing/resyncing the devices and playing various other tricks in an effort to solve this issue, I have also lost that functionality (i.e., neither computer is now able to see the other's tabs.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you!

Asked by ryanvraut 1 year ago

Last reply by Shamil Keheliya 1 year ago

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Feedback: Give more options to make Firefox's UI more like chrome to ease transition for people making the switch.

Some minor ideas: >allow the option to move the ctrl+f bar to the top of the window (under the bookmark bar) >allow the option to keep the x button on compacted tab… (read more)

Some minor ideas: >allow the option to move the ctrl+f bar to the top of the window (under the bookmark bar) >allow the option to keep the x button on compacted tabs >make the context menu customizable >make hotkeys customizable

Asked by abu.mohamed49 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

Can someone add these new languages for addon localisation?

Hi, I would just like to ask, could someone add these new languages for addon/product localisation? They are: Welsh - cy - Cymraeg Hindi - hi Tamil - ta Icelandic - … (read more)

Hi, I would just like to ask, could someone add these new languages for addon/product localisation? They are:

  • Welsh - cy - Cymraeg
  • Hindi - hi
  • Tamil - ta
  • Icelandic - is - Íslenska
  • Swahili - sw - Kiswahili
  • Zulu - zu - isiZulu
  • Xhosa - xh - isiXhosa
  • Galician - gl - Galego

These languages all have over 500K speakers (all except Icelandic have over 1 million). Thanks!

Asked by oliver.palmer5 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

Please don't eliminate the colorways that aren't enabled when updating to version 96

I really do like the new colors and I switch between them often. What is motivating you to remove them starting with Firefox 96? Do I really have to turn off auto update … (read more)

I really do like the new colors and I switch between them often. What is motivating you to remove them starting with Firefox 96? Do I really have to turn off auto update to make sure I have my favorite Colorway enabled before the update?

You've adopted two common phrases and tried to apply them to Colorways:

1 - "limited time only" - This usually means you just have to acquire it during a limited time window; you don't lose it after the time window has passed.

2 - "limited edition" - This usually means a limited number of people can acquire it.

Based on my understanding, neither phrase applies to your Colorways offering.

Would you please reconsider? Mozilla is one of my year-end charitable contributions; does that give me any more clout? :)

Asked by firefox631 2 months ago

Last reply by firefox631 1 week ago

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Feature request: right-click a folder in bookmark bar to collect current web page in this folder.

I hope Firefox can offer a feature like this: right-click a folder in my bookmark bar, than I can collect current webpage in this folder (just like Chrome works). Now the… (read more)

I hope Firefox can offer a feature like this: right-click a folder in my bookmark bar, than I can collect current webpage in this folder (just like Chrome works). Now the steps of adding a webpage to a folder are too tedious.

Asked by Julian Lee 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago