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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (read more)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 1 year ago

Last reply by mjwh56 11 months ago

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How to disable pinch-to-zoom in firefox 83.

In the new firefox update, using the pinch gesture on a trackpad zooms in the page without actually changing the zoom percentage of the page. Is there any way to get the … (read more)

In the new firefox update, using the pinch gesture on a trackpad zooms in the page without actually changing the zoom percentage of the page. Is there any way to get the old behavior back, where pages would have their zoom percentage change?

Asked by jefis21505 1 year ago

Last reply by Martin 12 months ago

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Shortcut Creation for Ubuntu 20.04.1

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method [Support - Create a des… (read more)

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method

From my research it looks this is supposed to work with Ubuntu as well? It is not working for me, is this possible?

Asked by Justin Reina 1 year ago

Last reply by anilvijay5100 7 months ago

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Searching the contents of the current page for text, but some words hidden/backgrounded.

Greetings, Often when Searching the contents of the current web page for text, some words are hidden or backgrounded, and not visible, as we cycle through the search coun… (read more)

Greetings,

Often when Searching the contents of the current web page for text, some words are hidden or backgrounded, and not visible, as we cycle through the search counter.

How can we reveal those words on the page, that are hidden like ghosts? Thank you.

Asked by jasonsafely 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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How to get a Desktop Icon for a site in App mode, or launch using SSB?!

I cannot find anyway in Firefox, or from searching how to create a desktop shortcut/link of a site I have added as an App after enabling ssb mode. Is it even possible? I'… (read more)

I cannot find anyway in Firefox, or from searching how to create a desktop shortcut/link of a site I have added as an App after enabling ssb mode. Is it even possible?

I've spent quite a bit of time trying to re-create a userChrome.css file to simulate the App mode, however minimal success only. The best I could gets getting the site I want to launch with no tabs/address bar/title bar which is not desirable as it is missing the Title Bar of the website name, which also is useful for moving the window/app around my desktop. For trying to launch that, I am running it from command line using triggers for an alternate profile withe the customer userChrome.css

user@pop: firefox -P app -new-instance http://www.wolframalpha.com

Is there any way built in to create a desktop link to open a site I added as an app? If not is there any other method that I can use to launch the site, either in my default profile, or a specific profile with a custom userChrome.css file that would have a Titlebar window same as when I manually launch the site in app mode?

What I want to have, is a shortcut on my desktop to launch the window on the right of the attached screenshot without manually having to open Firefox -> Hamburger Menu -> Sites in App Mode -> <selecting site>

I'm using Ubuntu/PopOS 20 with latest version of Firefox Any help would be great. Thanks

Asked by firefoxubuntu+user 11 months ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 11 months ago

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W10 /probs with printing/loading some vids and pics

Hi, as u know with MS they seem to run interference with any other browser other than their Edge. Since making Firefox my default I have problems with my HP deskjet prin… (read more)

Hi, as u know with MS they seem to run interference with any other browser other than their Edge. Since making Firefox my default I have problems with my HP deskjet printer. Its become incredibly slow and doesn't even print sometimes. However, when I restore Edge as default - all problems disappear. That goes for loading frm their old W10 mob that they've stopped supporting (not a prob as I've now migrated to an Old Soony X I've had)... Anyone assist pls? thks

Asked by meonawir3 11 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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Bookmark Location and Bookmark Duplicates

I've got way too many bookmarks collected over the decades stored in hundreds of cascading FF bookmark folders, so, if I need to use a bookmark that I have not used in a … (read more)

I've got way too many bookmarks collected over the decades stored in hundreds of cascading FF bookmark folders, so, if I need to use a bookmark that I have not used in a while, it's often impossible for me to remember the location, especially with acute CRS due to age and chemo.

You can find a bookmark using view/sidebar/bookmarks but, neither that, nor the bookmark's "properties" show the bookmark's location within firefox's bookmarks.

(It's hard to believe that mozilla can't understand the need to find a specific bookmark's location. There are several addons that meet the need, but I am reluctant to install any addon that I don't find essential.)

Searches for solutions to this need also reveal that finding duplicate bookmarks is an equally important need for many FF users.

So... trying to "think outside of the box" and experimenting, I found that when using the bookmarks sidebar search feature, the search results can be treated just like bookmarks within toolbars and bookmarks folders.

While its impossible to divine where the found bookmark is located, you can drag the found bookmark out of the search results to a location that works with your current memory rather than the location you can't remember. Doing so will remove it from the original location just as dragging it from one bookmark folder to another does.

The same is true for duplicate bookmarks. Duplicates show up in a bookmark search, and, you can delete a duplicate from the search results which removes the duplicate from FF bookmarks...

...obviously, it's wise to look at properties to confirm that the urls match.

Hope this approach is helpful, Beverly Howard

Asked by BevHoward 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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desktop shortcuts for different browser sessions

Problem: I need to run different browsersessions with multiple tabs. I sort the websites in multiple browser windows about topics which i need for different tasks. So far… (read more)

Problem: I need to run different browsersessions with multiple tabs. I sort the websites in multiple browser windows about topics which i need for different tasks. So far no problem. I also managed, that when i close Firefox it will restart that different sessions. But - there is no need to have all them sessions open at the same time, which also costs a lot of RAM and CPU power.

My idea was to have different desktop shortcuts to start them different sessions only when i need them.

Up to now this is not common. But it seems to become a common need. A lot people work with lot's of tabs at the same time and struggle with their resources. As admin i can see that very often.

I assume, that it is possible to handle that with a script. But then i would have to change the script with every change of a single url. 

Does anyone have a simple and smart solution?

Thank you all in advance and happy new year for everybody! :-)

Asked by info4396 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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How do I restore a lost previous session

When I opened my computer, Firefox had crashed with the bug report window open. Without thinking however, I clicked on the Firefox icon in the toolbar which opened a new … (read more)

When I opened my computer, Firefox had crashed with the bug report window open. Without thinking however, I clicked on the Firefox icon in the toolbar which opened a new session in the homepage instead. When that happened, it didn't give me the option to restore my previous session (the option was grayed out) and hitting "Restart Firefox" in the crash window only opened another new tab at the home screen.

I had a decent number of tabs open that I would have like to keep open and I'm not able to remember all of them so is there a way to retrieve a lost session at this point?

Asked by Mike 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Simplify Page option for printing no longer available?

I'm attempting to print a page(s) from a webpage. Using version 84.0.2, and see that the old "Simplify Page" option is no longer available? This was a very useful option … (read more)

I'm attempting to print a page(s) from a webpage. Using version 84.0.2, and see that the old "Simplify Page" option is no longer available? This was a very useful option to have; am I missing something, or has Firefox removed it completely?

Asked by footeclan 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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How to customize the theme in Firefox ?

I want a white background for settings, but a dark top bar. I seem to find no way to do this. Take a look at my chrome vs firefox. I want my firefox to look like the chro… (read more)

I want a white background for settings, but a dark top bar.

I seem to find no way to do this.

Take a look at my chrome vs firefox.

I want my firefox to look like the chrome.

take a look at images attached.

thanks

Asked by Aahnik 11 months ago

Last reply by Scribe 11 months ago

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Cannot [Shift] + Page up/down to select text

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu (running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS) So when editing text in a textbox on Gmail, I can press and hold [Shift] and then use arrow keys to select… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu (running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS)

So when editing text in a textbox on Gmail, I can press and hold [Shift] and then use arrow keys to select text, but I cannot use Page Up/Page Down to select faster as expected. (Works in Chrome)

Background: Trying to trim long email threads to avoid them becoming infinite and causing a quantum singularity close to where I am sitting.

Not sure if this is a Gmail or Firefox issue.

Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by philpeef 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Touch keyboard not coming up

For some reason I cant get my touch keyboard to come up when I select a text box. it works fine on chrome and Edge but not Firefox. any idea how to get it working? for de… (read more)

For some reason I cant get my touch keyboard to come up when I select a text box. it works fine on chrome and Edge but not Firefox. any idea how to get it working?

for details I am on a windows 10 device

Asked by andrewkiefer2343 10 months ago

Last reply by kastoestoramadus 5 months ago