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change tab colors

This latest update makes everything gray on the screen and you can't tell one tab from another. How do you change the color scheme? Why'd they make it so ugly? And why… (read more)

This latest update makes everything gray on the screen and you can't tell one tab from another. How do you change the color scheme? Why'd they make it so ugly? And why didn't they put this answer on the home page?

Asked by s.a.barker 7 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 5 months ago

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How to stop the search from jumping to the address bar when typing on Firefox Home

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very anno… (read more)

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very annoying. Can it be fixed? I do not want to use the address bar this way. I found a help that said to open the application menu and click "customize" but there is no "customize" option there. In the attached photo, I clicked in the search box to place the cursor there, but as soon as I began typing, it jumped to the address bar. This has never happened to me before in the 15 years I have used Firefox. I am a recent convert to Linux (about 1 year now) and am using Mint 19.3, Cinnamon 4.4.8, if that makes a difference.

Asked by bonnie here 7 months ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 7 months ago

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Bookmarks/Copy - Paste Window

I don't like this new look at all. Two issues: 1) Before today, when I opened my bookmarks, I saw all of them. But now, since they're more spaced apart, I have to scro… (read more)

I don't like this new look at all. Two issues:

1) Before today, when I opened my bookmarks, I saw all of them. But now, since they're more spaced apart, I have to scroll to the bottom to get to those at the bottom.

2) If I scroll to the bottom of the bookmarks, and then close out the bookmarks, the next time I open the bookmarks, and I want to go into "Other Bookmarks" (at the top), I have to scroll up there to get to it!

Before, if I wanted "Other Bookmarks," all I did was hit the tab, and went right down to it.

Why do they do this? Don't they check this out before giving it to everyone? Without any kind of setting to go back to what it was, if you want to?

3) If I highlight text and right click to copy or cut, the window that comes up is so big! And I have to go up three or four inches to copy or cut. Before, copy and cut was barely an inch away.

Same thing with spelling mistakes. The correct spelling is a lot further away now.

Why do they do this? Don't they check this out before giving it to everyone? Without any kind of setting so you can go back to what it was, if you want to?

I just noticed that it depends where the cursor is when you highlight. So the cut/copy commands could be closer. But still, if it aint broke, don't fix it!

Asked by Steve09 7 months ago

Last reply by Steve09 7 months ago

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going back to Firefox version 88 (and throw new version 89 in the trash!!!)???

I've used Firefox for years, and this is, by far, the worst update to date...... the newly upgraded version of Firefox 89 is horrendous!!! How did you manage to get it ap… (read more)

I've used Firefox for years, and this is, by far, the worst update to date......

the newly upgraded version of Firefox 89 is horrendous!!! How did you manage to get it approved for "universal design" to make it "disability friendly"? I find it visually unfriendly, it does not allow for the level of adaptation some of us might need to make it more visually friendly and easier to navigate

please provide instructions for those of us who prefer to go back to version 88! or make additional changes to correct version 89 to make it more user-friendly like version 88 was......please!!!!

(and lesson learned, I will stop doing "upgrade/update available" if it's going to result in the horrifically unfriendly version I'm having to deal with right now )(or else you all are really trying to push people to Chrome and/or Edge, which I assure you, is not my preference)

please fix asap!!!

Asked by bassets4cat 7 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 7 months ago

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (read more)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Where is the video downloader helper icon in the latest version?

Hello, until yesterday, I had the video downloader helper icon on the right hand side of my top list of sites near my Firefox account icon. Now in the 89.02 version, it's… (read more)

Hello, until yesterday, I had the video downloader helper icon on the right hand side of my top list of sites near my Firefox account icon. Now in the 89.02 version, it's gone so I can't download directly movie trailers for example. How do I put that icon back on around there? Thanks Luc

Asked by CL 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Send link by mail

Hi, After today's update the small menu right to the website bar is missing. There was a menu that opened by clicking the 3 points. One of the options was to send the web… (read more)

Hi, After today's update the small menu right to the website bar is missing. There was a menu that opened by clicking the 3 points. One of the options was to send the website link directly to an email address. This menu/the points are not there anymore. Where can I find this feature now? It was really helpful for my daily work.

Asked by AWE 7 months ago

Answered by Seburo 7 months ago

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tabs missing with new update

My firefox installed a new update, 89, and now my tabs are missing, except that the active tab is floating down at the center bottom of the screen. i can still navigate w… (read more)

My firefox installed a new update, 89, and now my tabs are missing, except that the active tab is floating down at the center bottom of the screen. i can still navigate with keyboard shortcuts, but i don't know how many i have open, what they are, and personally DO NOT like navigating with shortcuts if i don't have to.

why is it necessary to keep messing with tabs? weren't they just fine below the address bar back in the day? How is ruining the user experience worth whatever was even trying to be done here?

image is how my firefox looks right now

Asked by luckytrefoil 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Command line options to Firefox

I can find no recent documentation on command line options for the Firefox Browser. All of the information on this appears to be out of date or just does not work any mor… (read more)

I can find no recent documentation on command line options for the Firefox Browser. All of the information on this appears to be out of date or just does not work any more (in the latest version June 2021). Is there any documentation on this anywhere that is correct for the current version of the browser? I am specifically trying to run firefox with command line options on Windows 10 but I do not see that that should make any difference. The only option I can get to work is starting firefox with a specific URL; even then I have to change the browser settings to get that to open a new window; because the browser settings override the command line option -new-window

Asked by ian.thomwohl 7 months ago

Last reply by ian.thomwohl 4 months ago

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Firefox crashes when I open Netflix or Amazon Prime Video

I have an older PC but it was working fine with Netflix and Prime Video until this latest update (v89.0). It seems that when I try to go to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video … (read more)

I have an older PC but it was working fine with Netflix and Prime Video until this latest update (v89.0). It seems that when I try to go to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video the browser crashes almost instantly, and usually shuts my whole computer off. It doesn't go to a blue screen, the computer just decides it's time to reboot. Now again, I'm using an older machine (and I can't afford a new one), but this was never a problem until this latest version of Firefox.

I am also not a fan of the aesthetics in this version and I'm wondering if I can revert back to an older version where the crashing was less frequent. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by do.not.email.me 7 months ago

Answered by do.not.email.me 7 months ago

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Firefox 89.0.2 refuses to use web search field

The fact that this new version always puts focus in the URL field is bad enough, but it now refuses to use the web search field for any searches. My Search settings are … (read more)

The fact that this new version always puts focus in the URL field is bad enough, but it now refuses to use the web search field for any searches. My Search settings are set to "Add search bar in toolbar" and Home settings are set to show the "Web Search" field. In about:config, keyword.enabled is set to false.

Everything typed into the Web Search field goes directly to the URL, but since using the URL for searching is turned off, a search there will always fail.

This is a new "feature" that arrived with the latest update.

Any ideas how to fix this would be much appreciated. I want to search from the Web Search field and do not want the URL to be used for anything but resolving actual URLs.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by dejadingo 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 months ago