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Can I Decrease White Space (Padding) Between Bookmark Items in FF89?

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and… (read more)

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and all the extra white space just means more scrolling to navigate through my bookmarks.

The AskVG site has a 02-June-2021 article at https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/ that explains how to disable all the new Proton interface changes in about:config, but is there one specific hidden preference / flag (e.g., browser.proton.toolbar.version) mentioned in that article that controls the spacing between bookmarks and menu items?

There is a also a companion article on AskVG titled https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-compact-mode-density-option-in-firefox-customize-window/ with instructions on how to change two Density options (browser.compactmode.show and browser.uidensity) in about:config, but I have no idea if changing my density setting to "Compact" would actually decrease white space (padding) between bookmark and menu items.


Dell Inspiron 15 5584 * 64-bit Win 10 Pro v20H2 build 19042.985 * Firefox v89.0.0 * MS Edge v91.0.864.37 * Microsoft Defender v4.18.2104.14 * Malwarebytes Premium v4.4.0.117-1.0.1308

Asked by lmacri 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Change Menu & Tab Font Characteristics

I'd like to know why my previous question on this matter was deleted. How do I change the font and line spacing characteristics? Specifically, my tabs are now 4 pixels to… (read more)

I'd like to know why my previous question on this matter was deleted.

How do I change the font and line spacing characteristics?

Specifically, my tabs are now 4 pixels too high and the menu font spacing is also 4 pixels too high.

This has made the dropdowns for my bookmarks bigger than my screen (for example) and I find that I'm needing to move the mouse excessively from the extra space introduced when I right click on a page for menu options there as well.

Asked by Colin WG 4 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 months ago

Cannot install add ons

Trying to install add-ons, I get "An unexpected error occurred during installation." I checked the about:policies#active and InstallAddonsPermission is false. The Firefox… (read more)

Trying to install add-ons, I get "An unexpected error occurred during installation."

I checked the about:policies#active and InstallAddonsPermission is false.

The Firefox is portable and I was able to install add-ons in the past.

Asked by eran555 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

new so called look

how do i; get rid of the blue starred edit bookmark which is of no use to anyone ? dark mode as its too bloody dark , without changing my 'theme' ? the crap surround … (read more)

how do i;

get rid of the blue starred  edit bookmark  which is of no use to anyone ?

dark mode as its too bloody dark , without changing my 'theme' ? the crap surround on tabs ? i know which tab i'm on , or even change the colour at least . the line beneath tabs that goes along the whole screen ? 'page info' back to where it was before it was moved for no reason what so ever ? and any other updated crap i havent come across yet .

still no tabs below , so many tweaks here and there and yet f/f still doesnt give us what we want only what they want us to have .

Asked by trev 4 months ago

Last reply by rv4fun 4 months ago

Switch back to the old tab design???

Hello, I just installed the new update. The new tab design is totally confusing/unclear to me. Especially the fact that the new tabs don't have a "seperator-line" to the… (read more)

Hello,

I just installed the new update. The new tab design is totally confusing/unclear to me. Especially the fact that the new tabs don't have a "seperator-line" to the next tab. Thats totally disturbing to me. It's really difficult for me to keep the overview about my normally around 60 tabs now. Is there an option to switch back to the old tabs look and feel? Are there other options to customize the look of the tab bar?

Thanks in advance and Greetz!

Asked by alien1 4 months ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 2 months ago

Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

Can anyone from firefox send me the instructions to get rid of this message. Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect Please avoid sending links with tons of … (read more)

Can anyone from firefox send me the instructions to get rid of this message. Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

Please avoid sending links with tons of info to read because I don't have time to follow.

Many thanks Jorge

Asked by jagliano 4 months ago

Last reply by maisie27 3 months 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 4 months ago

Last reply by Nick 2 months ago

where did the share button go?

Your newest download has terribly confused me. I'm not a techie, but a 74 yr. old grandma. Where is the share button. I want to send/forward an e-mail to someone, but … (read more)

Your newest download has terribly confused me. I'm not a techie, but a 74 yr. old grandma. Where is the share button. I want to send/forward an e-mail to someone, but I can't find the share button. The e-mail button just has a google account or a yahoo one. I don't use either of them. I'm just terribly lost since the update.

Asked by grandmaperson 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

FF 89.0 Blocks Access to Fidelity Account

After auto update to FF 89.0, access to long-time Fidelity account is intermittently blocked as a security warning, or causes DSL line to drop at submission of account se… (read more)

After auto update to FF 89.0, access to long-time Fidelity account is intermittently blocked as a security warning, or causes DSL line to drop at submission of account security code, or displays account entry page as plain text, not std HTML formatting, or most often results in a technical error page saying try again later. MS EDGE works fine, no issues. This is the only webpage this occurs on. Fidelity has no FF reported issues on their end nor does my IP supplier. Using desktop PC, running Win10/64-bit, DSL line @ ~ 2.3 Mbps. Using the "Light Theme" which was auto set with 89.0. This plus the new bastardized menus will push me to drop FF since I can't afford endless hours to fix basic functionality with ea update.

Asked by r3isl.ew.20x80wlsx 4 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 4 months ago

THE NEW FIREFOX UPDATES HAVE QUIT REMEMBERING MY LOGIN INFORMATION

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when… (read more)

The last Firefox updates have suddenly created havoc. None, absolutely none of the websites that I frequently visit will have my login information saved even though when I view logins in the settings mode, they are all listed there with the correct passwords. I am not technical and would sincerely appreciate a tutorial of some kind as to how to correct this egregious oversite on behalf of the Mozilla team.

Asked by c13563 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Firefox keep crashing

Hi for a while now, few months Firefox crash like crazy on my PC Sometimes it would just crash at start, and refused to open Sometimes tab start crashing, and eventually … (read more)

Hi for a while now, few months Firefox crash like crazy on my PC

Sometimes it would just crash at start, and refused to open Sometimes tab start crashing, and eventually firefox crashes

Common sites where i see the crash happens are cnn.com and nba.com

I usually restart my PC , refresh firefox or reinstall it to get rid of the crashes but this is very tiring , very tiring

I am sure its something on my PC that causing the conflict, because even reinstalling doesnt entirely fix it

But i have no clue what it could be

Asked by shishini 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

New Firefox Browser

First time I can say I HATE WHAT YOU DID. WHY????????????? is there NO option to use old browser settings and look? I have spent a whole day 'fixing' trying to fix the m… (read more)

First time I can say I HATE WHAT YOU DID. WHY????????????? is there NO option to use old browser settings and look? I have spent a whole day 'fixing' trying to fix the mess you made. I am visually impaired and all my settings are POOH GONE!!!! Who's idea is it to put this grey text on white background? Must be nice to have good eyes.

  PLEASE GIVE US UNDO option to go back.  So NOT up to your standards...must have hired the 5th graders to do the work.  MOST UPSET, NOT HAPPY AND VERY FRUSTRATED.
  And don't tell me to "look" at the ways to Fix it...I have.  Don't understand it as I'm not a 5th grader I'm in my 70's.

Peg

Asked by pegomatic 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

Top sites

My top sites have disappeared and/or changed to sites not visited very much. And there is now no Top Sites box to check in Preferences. This means that when I click the … (read more)

My top sites have disappeared and/or changed to sites not visited very much. And there is now no Top Sites box to check in Preferences.

This means that when I click the URL box, it used to drop down with 5 or 6 of the sites I visited the most. Those are gone and replaced with sites I don't visit very much.

Please help!

Asked by ShaunTru6 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

Google services not working sometimes

Hi! Some days ago I started experiencing problems to load Google service webpages. For example sometimes youtube tells that there is a connection problem, when loading gm… (read more)

Hi! Some days ago I started experiencing problems to load Google service webpages. For example sometimes youtube tells that there is a connection problem, when loading gmail I get " has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired". When I use other browser I can access to that services with no problem. I am in linux, and I have tried disabling all the add-ons, starting in "safe-mode" and rebooting my computer. At the beginning everything works fine, but after some time starts failing. I have tried with different Firefox versions, and the problems persists.

Asked by inaki6martinez 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Firefox 89 says compact mode is "not supported" FF89 takes up too much screen space!

First of all: I tried to "give feedback" first, by going to that crowdicity website. I had to create an account, then I created an "idea" but it wasn't even allowed by t… (read more)

First of all: I tried to "give feedback" first, by going to that crowdicity website. I had to create an account, then I created an "idea" but it wasn't even allowed by the mods.

The 89 design is not user friendly, it takes away too much of my screen. I want to see the website, not some bloated tabs. And what on earth is meant by unsupported in the customize menu when I try to select compact? I always recommendet Firefox, among my friends and family as well as among my customers. Since day 1 I was with you, but this is just the absolute opposite of user friendliness. Even Microsoft Edge shows more of the actual website, I'm trying to look at. No "unsupported" compact mode needed, it is already even less obstrusive than that.

There were so many users who begged you not to do this. But you didn't listen. I want to be nice and kind but you gotta listen to your users, not just rely on your telemetry data. If someone chooses to install Firefox, a lot of people have the ability and knowledge to turn off that stuff. Those are your most loyal users. Listen to them.

Asked by geraldvm 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

updated system theme is not accessible and cannot find one that is.

The new base system theme for FireFox is not accessible. I cannot visually tell when one tab shifts to another. Three's not enough contrast. There's no line that marks th… (read more)

The new base system theme for FireFox is not accessible. I cannot visually tell when one tab shifts to another. Three's not enough contrast. There's no line that marks the shift from one tab to the next. I tried countless contributor themes and they're all lacking the same feature - a physical break between tabs. Fades on text are also not accessible. Please fix this issue!

Thank you, Nanette visual deficits in Minnesota

Asked by Nanette 4 months ago

Last reply by pg_78 4 months ago

После обновления Firefox невозможно использовать старый профиль

Я использую портативную версию Firefox. До последнего обновления всё работало хорошо. Но на этот раз я не могу использовать свой старый профиль на новом Firefox. Это дела… (read more)

Я использую портативную версию Firefox. До последнего обновления всё работало хорошо. Но на этот раз я не могу использовать свой старый профиль на новом Firefox. Это делает Firefox для меня совершенно бесполезным. Я всё ещё надеюсь, что этот баг будет исправлен, и будет найден способ использовать старый профиль на новом Firefox.

Asked by trizna1 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago