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How to disable Firefox's search (Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut) to be used for the website's internal search?

In numerous cases i have found not to be beneficial when website's search function is activated on Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut and where is better to use regular Firefox on-… (read more)

In numerous cases i have found not to be beneficial when website's search function is activated on Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut and where is better to use regular Firefox on-page search instead. I think that the good site has search button/area visible so i can use it when needed.

So please how to disable Firefox's search (Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut) to activate website's internal search? I want to always use regular Firefox on-page search that i now trigger by left Alt (to show the FF menu), click Edit menu, click Find in page.... (since Ctrl+F is occupied by website's internal search).

Asked by #367259 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Cursor won't show when writing a letter or note. So I don't know where i stop typing? It works here but not when I open my browser to write letter?

Cursor won't show when writing a letter or note. So I don't know where i stop typing? It works here but not when I open my browser to write letter? … (read more)

Cursor won't show when writing a letter or note. So I don't know where i stop typing? It works here but not when I open my browser to write letter?

Asked by JSM 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox munches computer memory pointlessly - any ideas?

Dear Anyone. I've got Firefox 125.0.3 - but ALL Firefoxes have ALWAYS done this! I've got 12 gig RAM. I've been browsing for - say - a couple of hours or so, I look at… (read more)

Dear Anyone.

I've got Firefox 125.0.3 - but ALL Firefoxes have ALWAYS done this!

I've got 12 gig RAM. I've been browsing for - say - a couple of hours or so, I look at how much RAM I've got spare and it's down to about 2 gig. So I close Firefox via Task Manager and all my RAM comes back. Then I REOPEN Firefox and all the old tabs are restored - but this time around, hardly using any memory! Which tells me the hewge memory munch was unnecessary the time before.

Firefox has ALWAYS done this from day 1. Nobody's ever fixed it, through all these updates. I've got the latest version and it's STILL memory-munching. How do you stop it? It's just annoying because you can be using other software that crashes because it runs out of memory, because Firefox has munched all its memory for no reason.

This is just a question, I'm Asperger's, I sometimes sound like I'm asking a leading/angry question but I'm not. (Not this time anyway!) Is there a workaround for this memory-munching problem, is it ever going to be fixed or is it too deeply embedded into Firefox's programming TO be fixed?

Yours respectfully

Chris.

Asked by ulrichburke 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 months ago

Having more details of the inspected element in the tool-tip

Hi there, thanks for your attention I'm a web developer and new to using firefox. I was using chrome for years and now just because firefox on android let's us install ad… (read more)

Hi there, thanks for your attention I'm a web developer and new to using firefox. I was using chrome for years and now just because firefox on android let's us install add-on like it's desktop version I'm switching to firefox. as a developer I need to learn about the features firefox offers to developers or ask for any features that are missing right now, so my current issue is about the pictures I will attach. I want to have more information about the element that I'm inspecting right in the tool-tip over it for example it's active font-family or things like that. It took me sometime to figure out how to find the active font of the target element thanks to This post. but in chrome it's showed in the tool-tip.

Asked by Matty 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Disable insertion of <br> automatically

Dear all, I would like to know how to disable the automatic insertion of the tag <br> in a text editor in Firefox. I am using Froala, and I am experiencing this onl… (read more)

Dear all, I would like to know how to disable the automatic insertion of the tag <br> in a text editor in Firefox. I am using Froala, and I am experiencing this only in firefox. Chrome and Edge do not add this tag automatically. Thank you for you support. Kind regards, Cristiano

Asked by cristianoinaciolemes 2 months ago

Last reply by tomfinn7781 1 month ago

Sidebar: how to keep it from uninvitedly appearing

Hi all; the subject line pretty much sopeaks for itself. Lately (within the past few days), whenever I open a new webpage, the sidebar appears. Until now it would only ap… (read more)

Hi all; the subject line pretty much sopeaks for itself. Lately (within the past few days), whenever I open a new webpage, the sidebar appears. Until now it would only appear when I wanted it to, but now it's doing it on its own and it's annoying as ****. I've tried everything I can think of to stop this, so I'm giving you all the outstanding opportunity to help me remedy this aggravation. Many great thanks in advance!

Asked by fummunda 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Import password csv file from Roboform to Firefox

I'm trying to import a password csv file generated by Roboform into firefox password editor. I've exported the csv file from Roboform but when I try to import to the Fir… (read more)

I'm trying to import a password csv file generated by Roboform into firefox password editor. I've exported the csv file from Roboform but when I try to import to the Firefox password page I get: "Incorrect or missing column headers. Make sure the file includes columns for username, password and URL". The csv file does have column headings. Is there a way to do this?

Asked by cmcconnaha 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

version 56. 0 32 bit windows 10 version with older version auto fill pencil

I am trying to get a older version 56.0 32 bit to use autofill on a site that has been working but now blocked it. The site is NICS site to do a background check it will… (read more)

I am trying to get a older version 56.0 32 bit to use autofill on a site that has been working but now blocked it. The site is NICS site to do a background check it will load and on the second page after about three min. a message pops up and states something like not allowed is there a way i can change setting to get the old version to allow this ? I also use the same setup to do a military lending act check and it has also been blocked in the past few weeks. The new version will work but i can't use autofill i don't care what version i use i just need the autofill.

Asked by jackspawnandgun 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Copy pasting URL doesn't make a clickable link to the website, but instead the URL as string of text

On Edge or other search engines I've been able to highlight, copy and past a web address where the pasted result is a clickable link to the website, but this doesn't work… (read more)

On Edge or other search engines I've been able to highlight, copy and past a web address where the pasted result is a clickable link to the website, but this doesn't work for Firefox. I have looked through the settings and other questions online, but found no solution, from what I can see people more often ask about the opposite issue to mine. Is this a limitation of the search engine or am I dumb?

Asked by Frank Scraprobot 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Can I direct Firefox directly to wireless modem AND keep W10 workgroup on wired ethernet?

We have a W10 workgroup using an unmanaged switch to hook 5 PC's together through hardwire ethernet. The switch is also the access point to the internet "modem". I would… (read more)

We have a W10 workgroup using an unmanaged switch to hook 5 PC's together through hardwire ethernet. The switch is also the access point to the internet "modem".

I would like to cause the PCs to use wifi to access the modem ONLY for internet and Thunderbird, with the workgroup remaining on the wired system.

With both "networks" enabled in W10 the PCs are automatically defaulting to whichever method was enabled 1st. I have no idea how or if I can "split" the flow and cause FF and Tbird ONLY to use wifi.

Asked by alitkowiak 1 month ago

Last reply by Piterk 1 month ago

Please advise how to change the Firefox icon in the Windows task bar

... if this is even possible? Has there been an influx of blue as the preferred icon color the latest years? With somewhat degraded eyes, this has started to become a p… (read more)

... if this is even possible?

Has there been an influx of blue as the preferred icon color the latest years?

With somewhat degraded eyes, this has started to become a problem for me.

I want to have Firefox Developer edition installed, but I have to settle for the standard edition. Why ? Because the standard edition has a distinct orange icon. I am not able to quick glance at the task bar and see the difference between what window is Firefox Dev (blue icon), Outlook (blue icon), VSCode (blue icon), Azure Data Studio (blue icon), WebStorm (blue icon), 1Password (blue icon) or MS Edge (blue icon).

My problem is that my web browser (in this case Firefox) is the application I most often switch back and forth between and the struggle is real... I have to spend a lot of time looking at the task bar to acuatlly be able to see what icon is Firefox Developer Edition.

I don't need this as a feature in Firefox, necessarily, just some tips or tricks if there is any icons in the program folder e.g. I can swap out.

Asked by Oskar Emil Skeide 4 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 weeks ago

Firefox with Google Search - Icons below search bar (sometimes above I think)

Using the Firefox with Google search engine, and below it has several icons for direct links to urls. How do these links get there ? How do I delete one and repl… (read more)

Using the Firefox with Google search engine, and below it has several icons for direct links to urls.

How do these links get there ? How do I delete one and replace with another link ?

Thankyou

Charles

Asked by Charlie Harris 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

I can't remove the fake "your computer is locked up" message, despite following advice.

I can't remove the fake "your computer is locked up" message, despite following advice on your and other sites. I even trashed Firefox, downloaded a new one, but on openi… (read more)

I can't remove the fake "your computer is locked up" message, despite following advice on your and other sites. I even trashed Firefox, downloaded a new one, but on opening it, scam message reappears. I haven't found any solutions in the on-line forums I looked at.

Asked by Anthony Thompson 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox Taskbr

All, I asked about pinning files (html) or sites to the Firefox taskbar and got this entry form you system: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1347219 I knew … (read more)

All,

I asked about pinning files (html) or sites to the Firefox taskbar and got this entry form you system:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1347219

I knew that answer was total BS as I already had 3 items in the Firefox taskbar So I did a quick test and all that is needed is to drop a file into the Firefox taskbar is to drag & drop it there.

I tried 1.) A file short cut from the desktop, 2.) A site from another FF open tab, 3.) a file from W: File manager, L: Dolphin and all were successful.

So I'm guessing this is such an old post, saying "not" possible, so should be deleted!

Cheers!

TBNK

Asked by tbotnik 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Open Link in New Tab: Does Not Open Next to Current Tab

Every time I right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" Firefox is not opening this new tab next to the current tab. It instead moves this new tap to the end of all th… (read more)

Every time I right click and select "Open Link in New Tab" Firefox is not opening this new tab next to the current tab. It instead moves this new tap to the end of all the tabs (of the current website). This is an annoying behavior, I have to go all the way to the end of the tabs to look at the name page that I just opened. How do I fix this behavior?

Asked by gekaram 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Automatic address listed in address bar - remove sites visited

How can I get rid of an automatic fill of websites visited. When I go to the address bar and type in an address, I want to get rid of a website as I have no interest in … (read more)

How can I get rid of an automatic fill of websites visited. When I go to the address bar and type in an address, I want to get rid of a website as I have no interest in having that automatically show up on my address web sites. I am using the most up to date Firefox version on a Windows 10 Microsoft Surface Pro computer.

Asked by mikebartolo 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

How to go to the next page on the same website (not tab) but pagination with shortcut keys?

How to go to the next page on the same website (not tab) but pagination with shortcut keys? Starting on page 1 I want to go to page 2 on the same website using the keybo… (read more)

How to go to the next page on the same website (not tab) but pagination with shortcut keys?

Starting on page 1 I want to go to page 2 on the same website using the keyboard.

Thanks

Asked by 2up 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago