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Title bar and tab colour

In most standard Windows applications, the title bar and tab colour follows the default Windows settings, e.g. (in my case) the title bar and tab colour of active applica… (read more)

In most standard Windows applications, the title bar and tab colour follows the default Windows settings, e.g. (in my case) the title bar and tab colour of active application windows is blue. This is true even in Thunderbird. Since FF 89, title bar and tabs are something between white and light gray, which is extremely user-un-friendly. FF developer team should return to the previous colour scheme. Yes, I know the circumstances of free software but this is NO excuse to alienate millions of users. Developers that change fully functionable software just, well, just to CHANGE it should consider that they are doing WRONG. Could anyone tell them? I am just user, not developer and I am not willing to learn developer tools like BugZilla just for this simple guiding principle.

Asked by Semilynx 2 months ago

Last reply by rgilbert07 5 hours ago

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Menus have Larger font and large space between items. How to reset all menus back to the settings used prior to version 89.0?

Windows 10 OS Firefox version 89.0 Issue effecting all menus. Larger font and large space between items in drop down menu. After update to the current version, click on e… (read more)

Windows 10 OS Firefox version 89.0 Issue effecting all menus. Larger font and large space between items in drop down menu.

After update to the current version, click on eg: 'Bookmarks' and all bookmarks are listed. However, the font size has increased and there is a significant gap between each bookmark. This means a load of top level bookmarks are not instantly visible until you extend.

This problem is effecting all drop down Menus from the 'Menu Bar', but not the 'Menu Bar' itself and that also includes the 'Menu app icon (3 horizontal lines)'.

I have a large screen/monitor using 1920 x1080, it allows me to display many windows at once, so this must look really bad on anything smaller. I do not need extra scrolling or additional clicking etc as it only increases RSD issues. I do not have any sight issues.

How can I reset all menus back to the settings used prior to version 89.0 so that it looks normal?

Or is this a bug? I cannot believe this was actually by design.

Cheers for any help. It's driving me potty.

Asked by Toad-Hall 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How to resize bookmarks font?

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size o… (read more)

Hiya, I use bookmarks to keep a track of music I plan to listen to, and I had set up my folders so I could see everything in a subfolder on my screen. Now the font size or something changed and I can't see everything all at once on my screen. I don't have the time or energy right now to even think about trying to reorganise it all. Is there a way I can lower the font size or something to get back the space I lost?

Update - 16th Sept - Problem is back again with the latest firefox update

Asked by Disaster Area 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

Google Products Failing on Firefox

For about a month, google products on firefox randomly stop working. - I get the "Oops...error #001" in gmail, when i reload it just continues to get an error cycle unti… (read more)

For about a month, google products on firefox randomly stop working.

- I get the "Oops...error #001" in gmail, when i reload it just continues to get an error cycle until eventually it goes to network protocol error.

- Google search randomly does not work at all in the url/search bar, and once it doesn't work the tab is useless. Putting in another URL and hitting enter it appears to have loaded but of course nothing has changed.

- I have no extensions installed.

Asked by katherine.ranieri 2 months ago

Last reply by katherine.ranieri 3 days ago

"Open with" stopped working, only "download" is possible for downloadable files.

A few months ago, probably after FF update, the "open with" stopped working, only download is possible. Particularly, simple url links fail to "open with" including readi… (read more)

A few months ago, probably after FF update, the "open with" stopped working, only download is possible.

Particularly, simple url links fail to "open with" including reading with firefox itself. I can not open PDFs, outer program links. Only a few PDF links are opened at specially crafted websites. Probably those are sites with on-site defined MIME or allowing the PDF contents being pre-cashed.

In all the other cases where the file being opened should be pre-downloaded with FF downloader, it fails to download. The same file is downloaded easily when choosing "save as"

I guess, the problem may be in the "downloader" part only, since other online contents are displayed, i.e. streamed, or stored in cache without problems.

Asked by Hale_JP 2 months ago

Last reply by Hale_JP 3 days ago

incoming email attachments on my windows ten mail now all show firefox logo and i cannot just click and open attachments ,this is so serious for me that i am thinking of changing browser after many happy years. them

i breifly saw an articale that said i could change my firefox settings to resolve this but cannot find it now. i am 72 and semi computer literate . and dyslexic .

Asked by mrpwstringer 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Can't remove US English

I've just added UK English and restarted Firefox. Now, why can I not remove US English, even though that one shouldn't be in use, and I still can remove UK English, even … (read more)

I've just added UK English and restarted Firefox. Now, why can I not remove US English, even though that one shouldn't be in use, and I still can remove UK English, even though that one *is* in use (or should be)?

Greying out a button is only recommended when it's crystal clear why that is. In this case, I have no clue why I couldn't remove US English, and so gryeing out that button makes no sense to me. It should be enabled, and display a message explaining why a language can't be removed if it can't be.

For the moment, can someone please explain why US English can't be removed then?

Asked by thany 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

89.0 Update Borked Firefox on Startup?

So for the most part I rather like update 89. It looks snappy. One annoying issue I'm currently having is that Firefox will no longer open maximized on start up. I click … (read more)

So for the most part I rather like update 89. It looks snappy. One annoying issue I'm currently having is that Firefox will no longer open maximized on start up. I click the shortcut and it opens in a little window on the left side of my screen. I click the maximize button and instead of maximizing to full screen it moves the little window onto the right side of my screen. Clicking maximize a second time finally gets the browser to open full size. Why is it doing this and how do I make it stop? Never did this before 89, now all of a sudden it does it. I'd like for the browser to open fill size instead of clicking multiple times before it finally decides to do so. Thanks.

Asked by teamrwby47 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

Firefox is now displaying my tabs in a smaller, paler font. It is very difficult to read. How do I make the tabs easier to read, namely larger and bolder?

Firefox just updated itself to version 89. It is now displaying my tabs in a smaller, paler font. the tabs are very difficult to read. How do I make the tabs easier to re… (read more)

Firefox just updated itself to version 89. It is now displaying my tabs in a smaller, paler font. the tabs are very difficult to read. How do I make the tabs easier to read, namely larger and bolder?

Asked by marionjeanhall 3 months ago

Last reply by Jonathan 6 days ago

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 3 months ago

Last reply by ian.thomwohl 6 days ago

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Sharing a link via airdrop

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared… (read more)

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared and, although I read here that I could do that by right clicking the page, the option for SHARE does not appear. Can you please explain how to do this now? (I use a Mac).

Asked by findmariag 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Updated today - Shortcuts are too small!

The new update has changed the way my homepage looks. I want it back the way it was with the same colors. The most important part, my shortcut squares are too small. I… (read more)

The new update has changed the way my homepage looks. I want it back the way it was with the same colors. The most important part, my shortcut squares are too small. I'm old and need them back to the size they were.

I can't find a way to make them larger. Can anyone help?

Asked by jbhome668 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Tab size in new Firefox update

Hi, Firefox has just updated itself on my laptop and the tab size is now too big. It just feels like a huge strip of the top of the screen is now being wasted. Is there… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox has just updated itself on my laptop and the tab size is now too big. It just feels like a huge strip of the top of the screen is now being wasted. Is there a way to reduce the size of the tabs?

Thanks.

Asked by andystewart139 3 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 week ago

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Can I recover my history with FF Sync?

I accidentally deleted a huge chunk of my history with "delete page/forget about this site", fat fingers! Is it possible to recover this history using sync? thanks … (read more)

I accidentally deleted a huge chunk of my history with "delete page/forget about this site", fat fingers! Is it possible to recover this history using sync?

thanks

Asked by hurinsbane 1 week ago

Answered by hurinsbane 1 week ago

Is there a way to choose the Previous Versions' Layout/Theme

Not to be rude or anything, but the new Versions Layout (89.0 64bit from June 1st) looks Horrible. Why is everything so Floaty, Big and Hidden? What happened to the Simpl… (read more)

Not to be rude or anything, but the new Versions Layout (89.0 64bit from June 1st) looks Horrible. Why is everything so Floaty, Big and Hidden? What happened to the Simple, Clean and Sharp Previous Layout?

Is there any way to get the "Old" Layout Back without completely reinstalling the Previous Version?

Asked by Tiddiemaster69 3 months ago

Last reply by HarryOsborn 1 week ago