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Toolbar text size.

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the… (read more)

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the toolbars is very small compared to her old one. How can I increase the toolbar font size without altering the main body. Thank you, Andrew

Asked by andrewdpeters 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"Reload page" button has disappeared

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone… (read more)

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone, how do I force a page reload? If I screwed something up, any idea how I can unscrew it ;) ?

Asked by BSquared 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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where "launch site specific browser" affter v89 ?

where launch site specific browser affter v89 ? before is to access need to active "browser.ssb.enabled" on about:config and then can see in ... … (read more)

where launch site specific browser affter v89 ? before is to access need to active "browser.ssb.enabled" on about:config and then can see in ...

Asked by jdoajxjd 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 90.0.1: Increase just toolbar and tab fonts?

Got my menu bar's fonts just right, but the fonts on the bookmarks, address toolbar and tabs need to be made larger. I do not want to increase the size of any other text… (read more)

Got my menu bar's fonts just right, but the fonts on the bookmarks, address toolbar and tabs need to be made larger. I do not want to increase the size of any other text within FF. Thanks.

Asked by flycaster 1 year ago

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Is it possible to share a FF profile on two computers?

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tri… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tried several times to use Sync but was never able to use it.

Since I am using two different machines, I tend to save my bookmarks only on the main one. When I am working on the laptop I never save bookmarks but I message them to myself (never been able to save them on my main machine, sigh) and every once in a while I "restore" bookmarks from the backup set of the main machine on the laptop. It always takes a while and oftentimes it feels like the process hangs, but so far I managed.

Today I started wondering again if there's a less frustrating and more efficient way to handle this. The question I started asking myself was: could I use the same FF profile from the laptop & the main machine? Say by saving it in the cloud?

Thanks for any hint or suggestion!

Asked by Giampaolo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Disabling the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen - old method doesn't work

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this… (read more)

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this line

  1. fullscr-toggler { display:none !important; }

in userChrome.css and enabling userChrome.css at about:config page. However it stopped working for me. I am currently with Firefox 85.0.

Asked by udibner 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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scroll bar disappears

FF92.0, Big Sur. I really just noticed that the scroll bar on the right hand side disappears rather quickly (in just a second or two). Is there some way to make it hang a… (read more)

FF92.0, Big Sur. I really just noticed that the scroll bar on the right hand side disappears rather quickly (in just a second or two). Is there some way to make it hang around? Really pretty annoying having to make it show up by manually scrolling with a mouse wheel.

Asked by danflester 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to view date of an item in history

When you search the History sidebar for a query, Firefox lists all URLs that match the query. Yet, there is no date column; nor is there any visible way to view when a ce… (read more)

When you search the History sidebar for a query, Firefox lists all URLs that match the query. Yet, there is no date column; nor is there any visible way to view when a certain item on the list was accessed. Is there some option that makes the search results in History more user friendly so as to show dates?

Asked by Esoppant 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I create a shortcut to launch the profile manager?

I know this is an obscure question but it would save time typing it all in each time. I would like to create a windows shortcut to launch the profile manager like so: "C:… (read more)

I know this is an obscure question but it would save time typing it all in each time.

I would like to create a windows shortcut to launch the profile manager like so:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -profilemanager" - but it says "the name specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the filename and path are correct." It works fine without the -profilemanager part.

Maybe it would have to be a batch file I'm not sure.

Asked by RedXIII 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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How do I make Firefox open new tabs next to the current tab?

Original question: > I want the new tabs to open next to the current tab and not at the end of my 644 tabs. Use to open next to the current tab and then I had to rese… (read more)

Original question:

> I want the new tabs to open next to the current tab and not at the end of my 644 tabs. Use to open next to the current tab and then I had to reset FF and now I can't get it back the way I had it. What do I need to add or change to get the behavior I want and had?

Link to original question which now has an incorrect chosen solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1263537

Asked by Victor 1 year ago

Answered by Victor 1 year ago

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background color

I just went to use the Firefox browser and easily noticed a different color to the background. I don't like the dark gray that the browser seems to have defaulted to. T… (read more)

I just went to use the Firefox browser and easily noticed a different color to the background. I don't like the dark gray that the browser seems to have defaulted to. This happened around noon on Jan 11 2022. How do I change back to the previous color?

Asked by russcupan 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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saving google translate audio

Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now whe… (read more)

Several months ago I was saving google translated audio by right clicking "Inspect (Q)" and clicking Network and Media then opening appropriate link in new tab. Now when I do this this and hit Listen icon the speech is generated ok but no links are generated in lower partition. Thanks for your help. Am using Windows and Firefox 89.0.1

Asked by mikebadzzz 1 year ago

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Right click menu keyboard shortcut

Hello, I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a … (read more)

Hello,

I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a link, but now it was changed to L. That is really inconvenient. As you know, when you right click a link using the mouse, your right hand is still holding the mouse, and not easy to press the letter L on the keyboard.

The old menu option is "Copy Link Locaton", but the new one is "Copy Link".

Is it possible to customize the keyboard shortcut of right click menu, please?

Thank you! Brian

Asked by Brian_30@IRQ 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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how to share a URL with Firefox

Now, in the old Firefox, you used to be able to select "Email Link" to send a URL to someone by e-mail in your favorite e-mail client. I used to do that routinely, sendin… (read more)

Now, in the old Firefox, you used to be able to select "Email Link" to send a URL to someone by e-mail in your favorite e-mail client. I used to do that routinely, sending links via Thunderbird. I'm now using FF93.0, and all I see is "Share", which, when you point it to "Mail" it dumps you in Chrome. Now, in my FF prefs, I have specified Content Type->mailto->Use Thunderbird, so why it's dumping me in Chrome makes no sense.

How do I use Firefox to share a URL in Thunderbird like I used to be able to do?

Asked by danflester 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Can't unpin a site

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contr… (read more)

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contrast to other pinned sites). It's not a huge problem, but I have some ethical issues with Amazon, so the last thing I want to see every time I open my browser is their logo. I also wonder how did it get there in the first place (I sometimes do browse the site to get an idea what are the prices of various products, but not too often and I'm not sure if there is a way to pin it by accident at all). Does anyone have the same problem?

Asked by rypeld 1 year ago

Answered by rypeld 1 year ago