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What FF setting triggers dark mode on websites?

I have two FF profiles. When I open a private window in each profile and go to YouTube, one displays YT in light mode, while the other displays it in dark mode. In both w… (read more)

I have two FF profiles. When I open a private window in each profile and go to YouTube, one displays YT in light mode, while the other displays it in dark mode. In both windows, YT is set to ‘Appearance: Device theme’. Both profiles use FF’s ‘Dark’ theme. The same happens when I go to other websites that utilise ’ prefers-color-scheme’ (e.g. https://dashboard.tugboat.qa).

Since these two profiles display websites in different colour schemes on the same computer, it’s clearly not an OS setting. It therefore must be a setting in FF - one that’s enabled in one profile but disabled in the other. I’d like to know what it is.

I’ve tried comparing about:config in both profiles, searching for things like ‘dark’, ‘theme’, ‘color’, etc. But I can find no differences. Can anyone shed some light (pun intended) on this for me?

Asked by BWPanda 1 month ago

Answered by BWPanda 1 day ago

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Cut and paste no longer works with Google Translate on linux

This problem has been around since the latest version of the old version, and has carried across into the new version. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V no longer work with Goog… (read more)

This problem has been around since the latest version of the old version, and has carried across into the new version. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V no longer work with Google Translate on linux. I have tested in other browsers and it they all work fine. Firefox on Windows also works fine, this problem seems specific to linux.

When you press any of the Ctrl combinations it simply deselects everything and moves the cursor to the end of the text. Mouse works, but it's not practical if you are cutting and pasting all day long.

Site: https://translate.google.com Firefox version: 89.0.2 (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu 20.04

Google Translation is critical to my work so my current solution is I no longer use Firefox. I hope that someone knows of a quick fix, or if it's a bug it's easy to fix as I'd hate to permanently move away from Firefox for something like this.

Thanks!

Asked by decaffeinated tea 2 weeks ago

Answered by decaffeinated tea 1 day ago

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Firefox opens in tiny window after latest update.

Firefox opens in a small box at the top left of the computer screen about 1/9 the size of the viewing area. I have to click on the "maximize" icon (the square box(es)twi… (read more)

Firefox opens in a small box at the top left of the computer screen about 1/9 the size of the viewing area. I have to click on the "maximize" icon (the square box(es)twice to get a normal viewing screen. Note: I am not referring to "full screen." This began after the last Firefox update. I have cleared the cache, cookies, data, etc. and startup cache and restarted Firefox and the computer. I haven't "Refreshed" Firefox, yet, because I don't want to go through the hassle of putting everything back together if it isn't going to work. How do I get Firefox to open in a "maximized" window?

Asked by Ché McGuire 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Search.....

One of your recent updates has all searches forced to the address bar..... I use the Google search box on my homepage and from the first letter its moved to the address … (read more)

One of your recent updates has all searches forced to the address bar..... I use the Google search box on my homepage and from the first letter its moved to the address bar... Go back to the Google box on the homepage.... You've made it useless....

Asked by koyotee 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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can't sign in to hotmail today

I opened Firefox this morning, and was greeted by a new website. Very impressive! BUT I can't log in to my hotmail account!! the sign in page doesn't open at all!!! p… (read more)

I opened Firefox this morning, and was greeted by a new website. Very impressive! BUT I can't log in to my hotmail account!! the sign in page doesn't open at all!!! please advise!! thanks ... k

Asked by karingK 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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What content is required in userChrome.css to move the tabs bar under all other bars?

Every solution which I have found for Firefox 89 "Proton" so far which moves the Tabs Bar below the Navigation Bar (AKA "address bar"), with the Menu Bar above it, does N… (read more)

Every solution which I have found for Firefox 89 "Proton" so far which moves the Tabs Bar below the Navigation Bar (AKA "address bar"), with the Menu Bar above it, does NOT move the Tabs Bar below the Bookmarks Bar. The Bookmarks Bar appears to be overwritten and blank, and occupies space below the Menu Bar, Navigation Bar, and Tabs Bar. This empty space separates the three bars which are implemented and the content of the currently-selected tab below it.

Currently, my userChrome.css file is a copy posted by Corel-10 (?): __________________________________________________________________________________________________

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

/* TABS: bottom - Firefox 65 and later - updated for 89+ */
/* https://searchfox.org/mozilla-release/source/browser/themes/shared/tabs.inc.css */
/* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Browser_Toolbox */

/* ROOT - VARS */
/* you can adjust the CSS variables until it looks correct */
/* you can use the Browser Toolbox to get the toolbar heights */

*|*:root {
  --tab-toolbar-navbar-overlap: 0px !important;

  --tab-min-height: 25px !important;
  --tab-min-width:  60px !important;

  --tab-caption: -5px; /* caption buttons on tab bar */
  --tab-adjust:   3px; /* adjust tab bar */

  --menubar-height: 0px; /*30px|41px=11px; caption buttons on menubar*/
  --navbar-height:  31px; /*31px*/
  --bookmarkbar-height: 26px;

  --tabbar-top: calc(var(--menubar-height) + var(--navbar-height) + var(--bookmarkbar-height) + var(--tab-adjust)); /*89+*/
}

/* in case you enable extra toolbars in full screen mode */
*|*:root[inFullscreen] {
  --tab-adjust: 3px;
  --menubar-height: 0px; /*30px*/
  --navbar-height:  31px; /*31px*/
  --bookmarkbar-height: 0px; /*26px*/
  --tabbar-top: calc(var(--menubar-height) + var(--navbar-height) + var(--bookmarkbar-height) + var(--tab-adjust)); /*89+*/
}

/* TAB BAR - below nav-bar */
#navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
#TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000}

#TabsToolbar {
  display: block !important;
  position: absolute !important;
/*  bottom: 0 !important; /* 68-88: BOTTOM */
  top: var(--tabbar-top);  /* 89+: TOP */
  width: 100vw !important;
}

#tabbrowser-tabs {
  width: 100vw !important;
}

/* navigator-toolbox - PADDING */
*|*:root:not([chromehidden*="toolbar"]) #navigator-toolbox {
  padding-bottom: calc(var(--tab-min-height) + 1px) !important; /*ADJUST*/
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
}

/* TabsToolbar with menubar and titlebar hidden - rules for Firefox 65-73 */
*|*:root[tabsintitlebar]:not([inFullscreen="true"]):not([sizemode="maximized"])
 #toolbar-menubar[autohide="true"] ~ #TabsToolbar{
}

/* TABS: height */
#tabbrowser-tabs,
#tabbrowser-tabs > .tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox,
.tabbrowser-tabs[positionpinnedtabs] > .tabbrowser-tab[pinned] {
  min-height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
  max-height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
}

#TabsToolbar {
  height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
  margin-bottom: 1px !important;
  box-shadow: ThreeDShadow 0 -1px inset, -moz-dialog 0 1px !important; /*OPTIONAL*/
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
  color:            var(--toolbar-color) !important;
  z-index: 1 !important;
}

/* indicators *//*
*|*:root[privatebrowsingmode=temporary] .private-browsing-indicator {
  position: absolute !important;
  display: block !important;
  right: 0px !important;
  bottom: 0px !important;
  width: 14px !important;
  pointer-events: none !important;
}
*/
.private-browsing-indicator {display: none !important;}
.accessibility-indicator    {display: none !important;}

/* Indicators - HIDE *//*
*|*:root:not([accessibilitymode])             .accessibility-indicator    {display: none !important}
*|*:root:not([privatebrowsingmode=temporary]) .private-browsing-indicator {display: none !important}
*/

/* Drag Space */
.titlebar-spacer[type="pre-tabs"],
.titlebar-spacer[type="post-tabs"] {
  width: 20px !important;
}

/* Override vertical shifts when moving a tab */
#navigator-toolbox[movingtab] > #titlebar > #TabsToolbar {
  padding-bottom: unset !important;
}

#navigator-toolbox[movingtab] #tabbrowser-tabs {
  padding-bottom: unset !important;
  margin-bottom: unset !important;
}

#navigator-toolbox[movingtab] > #nav-bar {
  margin-top: unset !important;
}

/* Hide window-controls and caption buttons on Tab Bar */
#TabsToolbar #window-controls {display: none !important;}
#TabsToolbar .titlebar-buttonbox-container {display: none !important;}

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Evidently, the text editor for this website does several things to the above original text that, frankly, seem unnecessary and undesirable. The .CSS file is just an unformatted text file, so what is the problem with simply copying its contents and pasting it in to the body of this post?

Which is also to say that I do NOT have a clue as to what any line in the file is meant to do, what effect it has, why it is even in the file at all, or why it is written in the way that it is. So DO NOT tell me that I "CAN" create a Cascading Style Sheet on my own when I cannot even modify one that has been provided.

On the face of it, something is missing from the above CSS text. What change needs to be made to the above content so that the Bookmark Bar will appear between the Navigation Bar and the Tabs Bar??

Thank-you very much for your time and attention to this request for assistance.

Asked by Blacklisted 1 month ago

Answered by Lisi 1 month ago

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Browser won't open any sites

I'm out of tricks here. Last night I updated Windows on my desktop (Windows 10) and after several hiccups and restarts the computer is operating correctly...except for Fi… (read more)

I'm out of tricks here. Last night I updated Windows on my desktop (Windows 10) and after several hiccups and restarts the computer is operating correctly...except for Firefox. The browser window opens normally but clicking on any bookmark or typing a web addy manually does nothing...it just stays blank. When using a bookmark, no address propagates to the address bar. In an effort to fix this I have done Firefox refresh (a few times now), run Firefox in troubleshoot mode (a few times and at least once this caused Firefox to crash), uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox (twice, second time WITHOUT saving prior account settings), restarted computer and uninstalled adblocker.

Absolutely NO change from any of this. My laptop (Apple with Firefox) works fine and the desktop WILL browse just fine on MS Edge, so this is not a connectivity problem. Any ideas on fixing this would be greatly appreciated. TIA

Tim

Asked by tjhartney 1 week ago

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Web page displays graphics intead of text

I have encountered one web site that has several pages that display as graphics instead of text. I have visited this site before several months ago and the display was a… (read more)

I have encountered one web site that has several pages that display as graphics instead of text. I have visited this site before several months ago and the display was accurate then. The first image is how it looks now. The second image is how it looked several months ago. I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 and Firefox 89.0.2. It's very strange that this is the only page that displays this way. I checked the page in Chromium and it displays correctly in that browser. Is this Firefox or quirky html?

Asked by ska.adley 1 week ago

Answered by ska.adley 1 week ago

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Diiferentiate three top bars of window

How can I differentiate the top three bars of the browser window. If they are all light gray and I have two or three windows open, it is easy to click the wrong area. … (read more)

How can I differentiate the top three bars of the browser window. If they are all light gray and I have two or three windows open, it is easy to click the wrong area.

Asked by michaelskarl 1 week ago

Answered by JP 1 week ago

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How do I change back to the old interface? 5 June 2021

La nouvelle interface est DEGUEULASSE, especialy the new tabs the session restaure button is now hidden in the historic menue (member when it was aviable on Firefox hompa… (read more)

La nouvelle interface est DEGUEULASSE, especialy the new tabs the session restaure button is now hidden in the historic menue (member when it was aviable on Firefox hompage?)

Daaammmn it seeme that people behind thsoe updated LOATHE with passion people like me.

How do I revert back? Any add on for this yet?????? I tried peuytting some theme doesn't help much...

This even WORSE THAN THE AUSTRALIS THEME !!!!!!!!!

It look like shit because taht shit ain't pratical, it not simplified you juste remooved stuff that was pratical it is lighter not simpler... And Lighetr is not better.

Asked by b.cellier921 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months 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 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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6/7/21 Firefox Update made tabs and tool bar at top all same color.

6/7/21 Firefox just did an update on my computer. Before, the tool bar at the top was dark gray and the tabs were easily distinguishable. Now the entire area above the… (read more)

6/7/21 Firefox just did an update on my computer. Before, the tool bar at the top was dark gray and the tabs were easily distinguishable. Now the entire area above the URL is light gray. I would prefer more contrast between the tool bar and the tabs. What happened? Thank you.

Asked by ozarkslandscaper 1 month ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 month ago

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colour of tabs bar and search bar has changed...

Hello Everyone - Today the background colour of both tabs bar and search bar changed to a wishy-washy pale blue which makes it much harder to read anything there. I am no… (read more)

Hello Everyone - Today the background colour of both tabs bar and search bar changed to a wishy-washy pale blue which makes it much harder to read anything there. I am not aware that I have changed any setting myself. And I dont recall any FF update yesterday or today... I have looked through all the FF "settings" options and found nothing relevant there. Is there maybe an option buried somewhere to change the background colour? Oh, and I am not a geek or a nerd, so cannot understand any nitty-gritty stuff! Thank you for your time.

Asked by VIKING13 2 months ago

Answered by Seburo 2 months ago

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How do I disable the floating tabs that come with the 89.0 update

The floating tabs are awful. They all mix together and look like one giant tab which makes it infinitely harder to find what I'm doing when I have many tabs open. The pro… (read more)

The floating tabs are awful. They all mix together and look like one giant tab which makes it infinitely harder to find what I'm doing when I have many tabs open. The proton design is disappointing all around but these tabs are unacceptable.

Asked by Sage 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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printing issue

we are trying to print a form from a govt web-sight and it will not print correctly. missing information. From an older computer that has not been updated it works but fr… (read more)

we are trying to print a form from a govt web-sight and it will not print correctly. missing information. From an older computer that has not been updated it works but from new computer with updates it prints partial information. Can you help please

Asked by jalves2 1 week ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 week ago

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How to disable annoying pop up for update reminder FF89+

Does anyone know any way to force Firefux [Ver 89.0.2 64bit] to stop the repetitious and constantly annoying pop-up that flashes on open, restart, or randomly appears, re… (read more)

Does anyone know any way to force Firefux [Ver 89.0.2 64bit] to stop the repetitious and constantly annoying pop-up that flashes on open, restart, or randomly appears, reminding me to once again update the apparently flawed software. I just updated yesterday!!!! Can I not trust that the programmers know what they're doing and that the system can actually work as expected without the intrusive proof that they screwed up again?! This is the worst business decision to make these things interfere with my workload. Every firefuxn day there's a new update alert!!! It makes me not trust this browser...

Asked by Shuriken Sky 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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White text on white background

Dear Community, after one of recent Firefox updates I experience an issue with text display on certain pages. Some text is not visible because it is white on white backgr… (read more)

Dear Community, after one of recent Firefox updates I experience an issue with text display on certain pages. Some text is not visible because it is white on white background. The text is there, I can highlight it. I am using latest Firefox release as suggested by auto update. This white on white issue is regardless of selected Theme, even in dark theme it is white on white. Please have a look at the attached screenshots.

Asked by waldektroc 1 month ago

Answered by waldektroc 1 week ago