I have Firefox on my old laptop which runs Windows 7. It's a Toshiba Satellite L655 - 64 bit. I like Firefox so much better than IE so, of course, I wanted it on the ne…
I have Firefox on my old laptop which runs Windows 7. It's a Toshiba Satellite L655 - 64 bit. I like Firefox so much better than IE so, of course, I wanted it on the new-to-me laptop that I just got. It is also a Toshiba Satellite C55t-A - 64 bit which is running Windows 10. The laptop had Windows 8 when I got it and I upgraded it to Windows 10. Then I installed Firefox. Firefox seemed to install with no problems, although I notice it says it's 32 bit rather than 64 but I also saw on the internet that there really isn't a 64-bit version. I didn't do much with it right after downloading because I was anxious to get it set up. I knew I wanted to include the same Add-ins that I have on my old laptop. So I went and added 6 or 8 and then tried to do some internet searches.
Item # 1. The first thing I noticed was that when I open the homepage for Firefox the Firefox icon is gone. All I see is a blank screen with a space to enter the search criteria and at the bottom is a big menu bar showing Downloads, History, Apps, Sync, and a few other icons. And the font size on where you enter the search criteria is TINY. It is certainly disconcerting to get something that looks so different to what I'm used to. Is there a way to get the old Firefox homepage back or is it gone forever?
I went back in and disabled all the Add-ins that I had added thinking one of them might have caused the problem but that did absolutely nothing.
Item #2, The font is Comic Sans MS which I like but the size must be about a size 7. I am having to wear reading glasses to type this and I've never had to do that before. I went into the Control Panel and tried to change all the font sizes by making the font size a 12. But it didn't change anything except make the font bigger on the screen that a search brings back. But on this screen it is tiny, tiny, tiny. How do I change that to something that is readable?
Item #3. Plus I hate the screen that comes up when I open a New Tab. I don't want to see all the stuff I've done before. How can I set the New Tab so that it automatically defaults to the Firefox Homepage, hopefully the one with the Firefox icon, minus the huge menu bar at the bottom? On my other laptop, I went in and made an entry something like About:Home. Unfortunately I can't remember the exact command. I found an Add-in that said I could customize the New Tab. I installed it and then removed it because I couldn't find a way to get it to default to the Firefox Homepage.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll try most anything once. Twice if I like it. :-)
On my iWeb built website www.silverspirit.ca , the Hoefler Text body copy displays as formatted in Safari but recently is not displaying properly in FF. I have Minimum fo…
On my iWeb built website www.silverspirit.ca , the Hoefler Text body copy displays as formatted in Safari but recently is not displaying properly in FF. I have Minimum font size: None and 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above' selected. I refreshed FF and tried restart with Add-ons disabled; but still the body text is wonky. Any suggestions please?