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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 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Mozilla Contact Info

I need an email address or a phone number to contact support. Forms do not have answers for my problem. And the contact and the support pages have no information on how t… (read more)

I need an email address or a phone number to contact support. Forms do not have answers for my problem. And the contact and the support pages have no information on how to contact Mozilla which is extremely messed up. Does anyone have this info?

Asked by Dominique 5 months ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 5 months ago

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Help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar on newest Firefox

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked ever… (read more)

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked everywhere for a way to turn it off like it has been since Tabs came out. I only want new windows if I want a new window.

If I can't turn that huge space gap off is there any way to go back to what I had before the last update without messing everything up? Why did someone decide to make the browser window smaller and waste that space by making the browser bigger....

Sorry if I sound cranky but, I started using Netscape Navigator 1.0 and every version since and this is the worse thing that has ever been done to a browser... Thank you for any help you can give me!

Asked by rob39lee 6 months ago

Answered by gsfc12 6 months ago

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Dev Tools

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reaso… (read more)

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reason Dev Tools). I've gone in about:config and set all variables to False, yet they reset themselves to true every time. How do I disable the DevTools. Thanks

Asked by john.enrietto 4 months ago

Answered by john.enrietto 4 months ago

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Widevine CDM Update Schedule

Widevine will revoke Widevine Content Decryption Module which is earlier than ver 4.10.2209.0. https://www.widevine.com/news Google has already released new version of CD… (read more)

Widevine will revoke Widevine Content Decryption Module which is earlier than ver 4.10.2209.0. https://www.widevine.com/news

Google has already released new version of CDM. However, the version on Firefox 88.0b7 is still 4.10.1582.2. You can check on the following menu: [Add-ons and Themes]>[Plugin]>[Widevine Content Decryption Module]

My questions are: 1. When is new Widevine CDM coming to Firefox? 1. Can Add-on Manger provide this update to older Firefox?

Asked by otoguro 8 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago

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Frequent Firefox Crashes

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports: bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 7/19/2020 8:43 PM bp-0… (read more)

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports:

bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-0b9fdd52-483e-4581-97d5-861d10200619	6/19/2020 4:06 PM
bp-5b3993e3-5adc-4e32-b802-ce4c20200619	6/19/2020 1:13 PM
bp-3c2a8dd5-3a51-47cc-8839-def410200405	4/4/2020 9:09 PM
bp-03a34b6a-6a74-4dd7-912e-1f13e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-cdb8fe65-262e-4996-b7fe-49d5e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-68d37e22-b489-4d63-8510-4a1590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-afc84b54-9e95-4cde-ba08-004910200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-5bf341c1-bd41-4dca-8265-3317a0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-8be1cee7-a3c6-40d6-ba06-dad220200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-30bdb348-5713-4934-afc7-23ade0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-9d81d0a3-2cb8-4924-97e3-add9e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-bcccc6a2-4cf3-44ec-95db-690590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
table end

I have run Firefox in Safe Mode, and I still get the crashes, often on a Checkout page after getting an order together. My software is updated to the latest versions available, and I have kept my security up to date. If we cannot find a fix to stop all this crashing, I'll have to give up on Firefox as being highly unreliable. Since I am totally blind, RELIABILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME!

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Garbled Text on Websites

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few min… (read more)

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few minutes and when I viewed the page again it looked like the example. I can have a page open and it is displaying correctly, then open a new tab and go to a different site and the text will look like the example.

I have cleared the cache, dumped all the cookies. Restarting the browser (I do this many times a day) will fix the current page but eventually another page will display like this.

I running version 84.0.2 64bit on a Mac Pro Mojave. I don't have this problem with other browsers like Chrome or Safari. I never see it on my Windows 10 system.

Asked by MrBBPrinter 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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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 6 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 3 months ago

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I cannot import my bookmarks from an HTML file

After Firefox updated my bookmarks are all screwed up. I can see very few and the icon on the top right is not there any longer. I can see them backed up on a HTML file i… (read more)

After Firefox updated my bookmarks are all screwed up. I can see very few and the icon on the top right is not there any longer. I can see them backed up on a HTML file in my desktop but I can't import them back. What's going on?

Asked by stefaniaraccagni 6 months ago

Answered by RedKnight 5 months ago

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How can I turn off update avaliable notification?

I'm currently in my vacation home and I don't have home internet here. I'm connecting through my mobile phone using limited mobile data. and I selected not to download up… (read more)

I'm currently in my vacation home and I don't have home internet here. I'm connecting through my mobile phone using limited mobile data. and I selected not to download updates because it keeps updating itself like twice in a week and every MB counts in limited data plans especially if it's just 4 GB total for each month.

But now every time I open the firefox it showing download latest update popup like an annoying virus on the top right corner where 3 horizontal lines are located.

I checked the internet and previously this was an option in it's settings. Then this option removed and only hidden behind the about:config . and now it's completely removed from about:config either.

The only reason I switched from chrome to firefox was because google became an absolute dictator lately and all it's changes was to limit down my accessibility. I switched to firefox becuse it doesn't backstab it's users and they give the choice to it's users rather than dictating it like dictators. So did I make a mistake switching to firefox? Is firefox becoming just like chrome now? or is there (hoping so much) and option given us to turn off the notifications as well?

Asked by aurora1166_1166 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Alt + Spacebar shortcut

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which… (read more)

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which is to control a window Size, Move, Exit, etc. I've tried it with AddOns disabled. Any ideas please?

Asked by stan28 10 months ago

Answered by stan28 10 months ago

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Does Firefox use something in Google services?

I stopped using Chrome a while ago and I use, ahem, Bing for searches. Sometimes, when I click on a link I get a "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found … (read more)

I stopped using Chrome a while ago and I use, ahem, Bing for searches. Sometimes, when I click on a link I get a "404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know." while using Firefox. I copy the link and paste it into the browser Edge and the site comes up no problem. Does firefox used a cached version of Google while Edge does not? Is there a way to resolve this?

I decided to stop using Google some time ago so made the full time change to Firefox and a different search engine. A tad bothersome that Google is still there. Not really interested in going to MS Edge...

Asked by mojotre 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Can I have 32 and 64 bit versions at the same time

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already ha… (read more)

Hi, I am an experienced firefox user for more than 2-3 years. But i recently need NPAPI plugins to do certain works. I learned that i need 32 bit to do that. I already have 64 bit. Now my question is can i have 32 and 64 bit at the same time? If i can't, then can i migrate my data from 64 bit to 32 without any data loss? i am free to give further info if needed. Thank You!

Asked by nazibalalam 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox stuck in a corrupted state, opens but nothing else works

For a couple of days I cannot get Firefox to run normally again. It is stuck in a weird looking state as showed in the screencap attached. It opens and I can click on som… (read more)

For a couple of days I cannot get Firefox to run normally again. It is stuck in a weird looking state as showed in the screencap attached. It opens and I can click on some buttons from the interface but I cannot close it or enter settings, cannot browse or anything, it opens but its functionality is completely broken... I suspect this is following a recent windows update but I'm not sure...

Tried starting it in safe mode and refreshing the browser but it did not work. about:config does not work. I can type in the address bar but when I hit enter nothing happens.

Any suggestions of how could this be fixed without reinstalling it?

Thanks.

Asked by contact490 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Firefox not opening after crash

My PC crashed and when I try to open firefox I get this error XML Parsing Error: undefined entity Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml Line Number 732, Column… (read more)

My PC crashed and when I try to open firefox I get this error

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity Location: chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml Line Number 732, Column 15:

             <toolbarbutton id="UITourTooltipClose" class="close-icon"
</pre>

^"

I saw this answer https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1303747 but I don't understand anything from it, English is not my first language. Will I lose my bookmarks and extensions? Do I delete the folders in program files or run the uninstaller? When running the installer there is an option to "restore default settings, remove extensions etc", should it be on or off?

I deleted the folder, ran the installer again and set the option to restore default settings off, and still can't open firefox. Can someone explain in simple terms?

Asked by Mr. Potato 4 months ago

Answered by Mr. Potato 4 months ago