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New Tab: no cursor in the address bar

I frequently open new tabs by right-clicking the current tab and choosing "New Tab" from the context menu. Naturally, I want to start typing a URL or search term. But th… (read more)

I frequently open new tabs by right-clicking the current tab and choosing "New Tab" from the context menu. Naturally, I want to start typing a URL or search term.

But the focus/cursor/caret is nowhere and typing does nothing. I have to click on the address bar, and then I can type.

I'm not using New Tab Override and I have Firefox's new tab set to a blank page.

I tried disabling all my add-ons, but I still had the problem.

I tried setting new tab to the Firefox home page and for a short while I got a cursor in the address bar. But the problem returned after a few hours

Any clues on what might be wrong? Firefox version 120.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS Ventura 13.5.1. Thanks!

(A similar problem is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1420220 -- but in my case this is not a container tab.)

Asked by jeremy76 3 months ago

Answered by jeremy76 3 months ago

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Dark Reader not working on mozilla.org

Dark Reader works for all sites except for mozilla.org, I think these webpages are over-ridden by the Firefox browser? I saw a couple archived posts recommending global c… (read more)

Dark Reader works for all sites except for mozilla.org, I think these webpages are over-ridden by the Firefox browser? I saw a couple archived posts recommending global changes for all sites via Firefox -> Settings -> Language and Appearance -> Colors, or to install themes. Neither option would work. I don't want to override all sites to dark globally, that's way to much change, just let Dark Reader change just mozilla.org.

Asked by Leland359 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

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Youtube low FPS when put to fullscreen.

I am having an issue where youtube videos played at higher quality stutter when put to fullscreen. Up till about 720p60 works fine, at 1080p60 and above the framerate bec… (read more)

I am having an issue where youtube videos played at higher quality stutter when put to fullscreen. Up till about 720p60 works fine, at 1080p60 and above the framerate becomes unstable.

Things I have tried: - I have tried going into media.media-capabilities.enabled and changing it from false to true - I have set network.buffer.cache.size to 262144 - I have disabled all my plugins - I have tried changing my user agent to windows/chrome

My current setup: Firefox 122.0, Macbook pro Sonoma 14.1, Apple M1 Pro chip

Curiously, if I make a new firefox profile and play a video there, there is no stutter. Does anyone have ideas on how I can fix my current profile?

Asked by markus.maomao.ang 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

Firefox Unable to Update Automatically

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tri… (read more)

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tried clicking "Learn more" on the error message but it's a dead link. Going into the settings for updates I am set to auto update, but when I manually check for updates it says "Failed to check for updates".

The help article on this issue simply tells you to download and manually reinstall Firefox, but I'm having to do this nearly every day. I work in IT myself so I know a "bandaid" workaround when I see one. Is there a solution to this issue?

Asked by exo82 1 month ago

Last reply by NoahSUMO 4 days ago

Add-on icons can't be found

Today I installed a new extension (Bitwarden) and want to add the icon to the toolbar. I can't find it anywhere. The add-on shows up in the add-on manager but there's not… (read more)

Today I installed a new extension (Bitwarden) and want to add the icon to the toolbar. I can't find it anywhere. The add-on shows up in the add-on manager but there's nothing there to help me add the icon. The little puzzle piece in the upper right of the browser -- click on that and Bitwarden isn't listed.

How do I fix this? In Chrome there's a simple toggle switch in the extension manager to add the icon to the toolbar. Frankly, if I can't get this Bitwarden icon to display I can't use Firefox at all. Thanks.

Asked by johnbycz 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Biometric authorization

Hi! I am trying to have a biometric authorization with touch ID on Mac, and it says on the website that the option should pop up when i go to the password settings, but i… (read more)

Hi! I am trying to have a biometric authorization with touch ID on Mac, and it says on the website that the option should pop up when i go to the password settings, but it doesn't, and I don't know how to do it otherwise, or if I should use an extension for example. I find this feature very useful to keep my infos private! Thank you in advance and have a good day!

Asked by yourinaldo 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

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Accessing Youtube.com causes immediate unlogged tab crash

Hey, I've been having an odd issue with Firefox where tabs where I attempt to access youtube.com will immediately crash. This issue first arose when I attempted to log i… (read more)

Hey,

I've been having an odd issue with Firefox where tabs where I attempt to access youtube.com will immediately crash. This issue first arose when I attempted to log in to Youtube, and had never occurred before. When I did that login, the tab crashed, and I have been unable to access the website since (100% crash rate).

Basic details: The website does not visually load at all. However, the URL bar icons for the website do briefly appear prior to tab crash. (Autoplay button, etc). The crash is never reported in about:crashes.

I've tried the following tests, unsuccessfully: - Logging out of all Google accounts separately - Disabling all extensions - Transferring all of my data to a new computer - Reinstalling Firefox - Rebooting Firefox in troubleshooting mode

This problem does not occur on my Windows machine but occurred on my previous intel-based Mac and now on my current Apple Silicon Mac.

The only success I have had is in creating an entirely new Firefox profile. However, I would prefer to fix the issue, as I assume that porting all my settings to the new profile would... also probably bring the bug along.

Thanks for reading & any advice is appreciated.

Asked by Michael 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

Clearing Cache/cookies

Your instructions under "help" say to click on "Firefox" and click on "preferences". When I click on Firefox the menu does NOT have "Preferences" in it. What's up with t… (read more)

Your instructions under "help" say to click on "Firefox" and click on "preferences". When I click on Firefox the menu does NOT have "Preferences" in it. What's up with that?? And how do I clear the cache and cookies?

Asked by 57ws2qwr9w 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

YouTube live stream videos always freezing and buffering on Firefox

Firefox is broken. For months now anytime I watch a Live stream on Youtube it freezes within seconds and acts like it's buffering. Internet connection is great. Same live… (read more)

Firefox is broken. For months now anytime I watch a Live stream on Youtube it freezes within seconds and acts like it's buffering. Internet connection is great. Same live streams work perfect on Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and others. Only Firefox browser is doing this.

Asked by mtmiller1210 2 months ago

Last reply by mtmiller1210 2 months ago

Content Filters

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all… (read more)

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all those sites are fully allowed on Firefox, as opposed to on Safari and google chrome where the filter is working properly

Asked by reuvenmelka 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

I don't see a Share button on toolbar or address bar

I'm a new user to Firefox on my Mac. I don't see a Share button that would allow me to email the current web site to a friend. Looking for help on the web, I see: To acc… (read more)

I'm a new user to Firefox on my Mac. I don't see a Share button that would allow me to email the current web site to a friend. Looking for help on the web, I see:

To access the feature, simply click on the Share button on the toolbar. The Share button looks like a paper airplane and is located to the right of the address bar.

but I just don't see any button or icon that looks like that.

I went into View > Toolbars > Customize Toolbars and didn't see a way to add a Share button. I clicked 'Restore to Defaults' and that didn't help.

I know I can choose File > Share from the menu but I'd rather have a toolbar item.

Here's a snapshot of my toolbar and address bar.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by rick707 2 weeks ago

Last reply by rick707 2 weeks ago

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my account is suspended and contact mail address not working (discourse)

hi, my discourse account is suspended but i wonder why? i try to reach discourse staff but i cant. because email address not working in this page: https://discourse.mozil… (read more)

hi, my discourse account is suspended but i wonder why? i try to reach discourse staff but i cant. because email address not working in this page: https://discourse.mozilla.org/about

my profile is: https://discourse.mozilla.org/u/tugrul/summary

please unsuspend my account. thanks.

Asked by Tuğrul 4 days ago

Answered by Kiki 8 hours ago

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Restore Tabs

when updating to latest firefox browser, all my tabs are gone. "Restore tabs" is not appearing as an option. 1 - any troubleshooting tips? 2 - does this happen everytim… (read more)

when updating to latest firefox browser, all my tabs are gone. "Restore tabs" is not appearing as an option.

1 - any troubleshooting tips? 2 - does this happen everytime when updating firefox?

Asked by yobk 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Restore bookmarks from prior Firefox version - prior help posts cannot be followed

I just downloaded the new Firefox and replaced the old application. All my bookmarks are gone. When I go to Manage and Restore, it tells me to choose a file but I don't… (read more)

I just downloaded the new Firefox and replaced the old application. All my bookmarks are gone. When I go to Manage and Restore, it tells me to choose a file but I don't seem to have the file on my computer. Under library>application support there is no Firefox folder. There is a Mozilla folder, but the only thing in it is the "extensions" folder with one file. I have a backup of my full computer on a hard drive from before the download, but I can't seem to find a file there either. I don't think I ever specifically asked my computer to save the Bookmarks. Does it auto save in the application? Is there a way to restore the prior version of Firefox on my computer?

Asked by kate.kosoglow 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Stop Auto Open After Download

Hi, I am a student, who tend to mass download files at once. The annoying part is that after every download, firefox automatically opens up the downloaded file in a new … (read more)

Hi,

I am a student, who tend to mass download files at once. The annoying part is that after every download, firefox automatically opens up the downloaded file in a new tap. How can I disable automatically open files after download?

Thanks.

Asked by z7798xxzzz 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

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Why when I open a tab from another I have open, it appears as new widow, and about 1/3rd. the size?

I find this does not happen when I opened Mozilla and searched for an answer, but if I am in almost any other site, and click a link, it oens in a new window and is so na… (read more)

I find this does not happen when I opened Mozilla and searched for an answer, but if I am in almost any other site, and click a link, it oens in a new window and is so narrow, it is unusable until I stretch i. This is a pain, and never happened ubtil about 1-2 months ago after an update.

Please let m know if anyone has a solution to this irritating challenge.

Jim Rautio

Asked by jim268 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Amazon "Returns & Orders" page will not load... Mac

Amazon "Returns & Orders" page will not load... Mac/Firefox computer even it trouble shoot mode. Page just continues to partially load and repeats until I stop it. … (read more)

Amazon "Returns & Orders" page will not load... Mac/Firefox computer even it trouble shoot mode. Page just continues to partially load and repeats until I stop it.

Asked by gspelucin 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago