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Suggestions to avoid annotance

Fist I would like to participate with Firefox more - I want to become more a part of the community - and add in my consultant expertise Next I would like to suggest sever… (read more)

Fist I would like to participate with Firefox more - I want to become more a part of the community - and add in my consultant expertise Next I would like to suggest several things, but today just one - your Updates

I cannot take this anymore. Every couple weeks there is some update, and it is unacceptable - it disrupts my life. I do not want to restart my computer, I have dozens of documents and files open that I am working on, and this interferes with my daily routines, and as a top activist in your circle u are not yet aware of... its KIND OF important!

Straight up a vast majority of these updates should be released in 'packs' around the start of the month, and then I will not mind, but every couple weeks and the icon to download pops up continuously and then restarts my computer by force - that is MSN bully actions - like come on team... it is annoying as hell!

It's gotta change as it is even more annoying than bookmarks being saved on my home page in the top spots - blank is better than something that is not needed there - the Firefox browser home is a VERY important organizational tool for your members AND is your 'face' to the world that u are not using even at par to help your success.

As for other suggestions I would like to help in the future. Especially when it comes to you guys asking for with emails to get operational capital - I want to help - so I have sent letters in response and received no answers! If the Capitalist Elite will collapse the economy to repurchase everything back at half price, during that time many entities that receive public funding will no longer survive, as the public will be in bread lines.

The time to evolve your community has arrived... contact me for the next levels...

Asked by alan_785 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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PRINT PREVIEW

- WHERE IS THE PRINT PREVIEW OLD STYLE (FULL PAGE , ZOOM , ETC ???) - HOW WE CAN ACTIVARE THE OLD PRINT PREVIEW ???? - SHOULD WE LEAVE FIREFOX ??? … (read more)

- WHERE IS THE PRINT PREVIEW OLD STYLE (FULL PAGE , ZOOM , ETC ???) - HOW WE CAN ACTIVARE THE OLD PRINT PREVIEW ????

- SHOULD WE LEAVE FIREFOX ???

Asked by Gianni 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Restore an html or json file to a specific folder in the Bookmark Toolbaar

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move fo… (read more)

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move folders and bookmarks from the A Bookmark toolbar upload to the toolbar on B. So far I cannot get the Import or Restore to upload to a single empty folder on the B bookmark toolbar.

I have tried to upload previously exported Html and Json files from A to a specific empty folder on B's bookmark tool bar but either the file overwrites the entire toolbar on B or nothing appears to happen.

I thought that by selecting a folder in the "Manage Bookmark" dialog box that the subsequent upload of either the Html or Json files would all go there but it does not appear to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by John 1 year ago

Answered by John 1 year ago

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Firefox's about:config preferences and understanding them better.

I'm interested in learning more about Firefox's about:config configuration settings. I'm especially interested in why the developers have added the ability to create your… (read more)

I'm interested in learning more about Firefox's about:config configuration settings. I'm especially interested in why the developers have added the ability to create your own preferences for Firefox. It seems to be kind of similar to the Microsoft Windows registry, like how you can add your own custom values and suddenly windows behaves differently. But whenever I have configured the registry in windows, I have always had to follow tutorials, and I have always wondered how people were able to discover those registry settings. Did they have to have knowledge of the internals of the windows operating source code? Did they hack windows and discover that altering a certain registry setting, or adding a certain registry value, would cause the behavior to change? How did they come to understand such things? I recently edited the registry to change the right click menu in windows 11 back to the old windows 10 right click menu. I had to add a really long value into the registry, and it fixed it just like what I was used to in windows 10. But I have no idea how the person that wrote the tutorial knew to add that exact value.

So, I'm wondering if the settings are hidden, and that's why you have to create them on your own? Or if by creating your own preference, one is programming the browser on some level... If so, what's the extent of programming that can be done by altering about:config and creating your own preferences? I have decent programming knowledge of javascript, C/C++, and python and all, but I don't understand something as complex as a browser, and why would you allow the user to create their own preferences, but I would like to. To clarify, I see there are preferences in about:config which are visible and can easily be configured, but I do not understand why there is a feature to add a setting. Is it just for developers of the browser? Is there ever a situation where a normal user like me might need to add their own preference? Can you recommend any manuals, documents, or books that I could read about it? Do you think it's something where I would just have to start reading the source code to eventually understand it?

One last question: is it possible to disable certain javascript features using the about:config? Could I disable MutationObserver, for example? Or make it be undefined whenever a new tab is opened? Could I make it so that assigning to window.location has no effect? I'm interested to know these things and what is possible. Sorry for the long winded message, I doubt anyone will read it, but thank you if you read it, and thank you even more if you have answers. I have found the source code for firefox, but it seems to be a daunting task to just read the raw source code to get the answers I want.

Asked by qdirks 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Create a hot key or macro to insert text following existing text in the address bar

I want to create a hot key or macro to insert text following existing text in the address bar without wiping out the existing text. For example: I type in the word saff… (read more)

I want to create a hot key or macro to insert text following existing text in the address bar without wiping out the existing text. For example: I type in the word saffron in the address bar. I want a hot key or macro which will insert, for example the word substitutions in the address bar following the word saffron.

Is this possible? TKS

Asked by genutil 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Inbox changes

The density in the gmail inbox is set to compact, but every time I log in it becomes normal with an obscure symbol in the box to the right. How can I get gmail to be comp… (read more)

The density in the gmail inbox is set to compact, but every time I log in it becomes normal with an obscure symbol in the box to the right. How can I get gmail to be compact right from the start?

Asked by Göran 1 year ago

Answered by jeyson1099 1 year ago

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Can't re-order Tabs again

Before, I used to be able to drag tabs around, and re-order them. I noticed I'm not able to do that again. How can Firefox remove such a useful feature? Are they alrig… (read more)

Before, I used to be able to drag tabs around, and re-order them.

I noticed I'm not able to do that again.

How can Firefox remove such a useful feature? Are they alright?

Please, anyone know a workaround that I can use to achieve this action?

Regards

Asked by Gamicord 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How may I can turn off "share image" feature?

Please help me..... After update my firefox its showing a share option on each featured image on amazon product page. How may I can turn this off? Sample link: [https:/… (read more)

Please help me.....

After update my firefox its showing a share option on each featured image on amazon product page. How may I can turn this off?

Sample link: [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057ECYS0]

-Advance Thanks

Asked by Romeo Islam Rabby 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Audio player functionality disappears

I have a website with a major audio mp3 library. When testing the audio player in Firefox I loss the speed and download functions of the player. The right click option is… (read more)

I have a website with a major audio mp3 library. When testing the audio player in Firefox I loss the speed and download functions of the player. The right click option is not really what I am looking for visually and practically for my users. When in Microsoft Edge or Chrome the player has the extended functions visible to the user. As I am principally a firefox user, I'd really like to find a solution. Three images attached show the issue. Any help is appreciated. Regards Erwin Henderson

Asked by esam65 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for th… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 1 year ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 1 year ago

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Choose audio output for video conferences (and potentially other tools?)

Hi there, for ages, I was slightly annoyed by not being able to choose audio output for video conferencing in my browser favourite, Firefox. I think it is time to move t… (read more)

Hi there,

for ages, I was slightly annoyed by not being able to choose audio output for video conferencing in my browser favourite, Firefox. I think it is time to move this to more prominence as it is solved for ages and exists as experimental feature: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=934425 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1294381

Toggle"hidden" config parameter media.setsinkid.enabled to true (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Experimental_features#apis) to enable it.

Could you find good places to share this? My impression is that this default is a huge UX disadvantage of firefox vs. chrome at the moment.

Best, Baltasar

Asked by baltasar29 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago