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Browser window missing top header bar

FF recently updated and when it restarted my browser window is now not showing my menu toolbar or bookmarks toolbar even though they are checked to be on. Plus the minim… (read more)

FF recently updated and when it restarted my browser window is now not showing my menu toolbar or bookmarks toolbar even though they are checked to be on. Plus the minimize/maximize buttons are overlapping my tabs at the top. It seems I'm in some different sized view or something that I cannot figure out how to get out of. I am not in "full screen" view (already tried F11 to be sure). And I've tried dragging the sides out but that doesn't fix the top min/max button issue where it overlaps and my toolbars AND my MENU bar still do not show up. I've gone into customize and removed and then re-added the "bookmarks menu" but it only shows up next to the other icons, not in the normal "toolbar" format with my folders, etc. I can view my bookmark toolbar in the SIDEBARS but again it's just the top of my screen that's messed up and I know it has something to do with my min/maximize buttons being overlapped with tabs but can't get out of it.

I've put a screenshot below to show you what I mean. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by sbledsoe 2 years ago

Answered by FedupwithScripterrors 2 years ago

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Firefox URL Autocomplete Not Working - Have Tried Everything

I'm having a lot of trouble with the URL autocomplete function not working. I have been trying to solve this for a couple days and nothing is working to enable the URL au… (read more)

I'm having a lot of trouble with the URL autocomplete function not working. I have been trying to solve this for a couple days and nothing is working to enable the URL autocomplete. Here are some of the things I have tried - does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks so much!

-Made sure the browser.urlbar.autoFill item is set to 'true' -Adjusted Firefox History settings to 'Remember History' -Adjusted Firefox Address Bar settings (Browsing History, Bookmarks, and Open Tabs are checked) -Cleared cache and cookies -Reset Firefox several times -Reinstalled Firefox (without deleting profile and Firefox data)

I have attached screenshots of how my 'about:config' looks, as well as the 'Important Modified Preferences,' in case there's an error that someone else can catch.

(I am running Firefox 68.0.2 on macOS Mojave Version 10.14.5)

Asked by Kenton 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

this morning, I get the above error message when attempting to open ff. I was able to open ff from the start menu(windows 7 enterprise), but all of my bookmarks have disa… (read more)

this morning, I get the above error message when attempting to open ff. I was able to open ff from the start menu(windows 7 enterprise), but all of my bookmarks have disappeared. I had the system administrator attempt to restore my computer, with no results, then reinstalling ff. upon reinstall, I was able to open ff, but bookmarks were still missing. then, a ff update "esr" was run, and now I get the error msg above trying to open ff from anywhere. I cannot open ff at all to restore defaults or run in safe mode to fix.

Asked by edfitzfish 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Problem at exporting passwords

I never had a firefox account till now. So, I had to reset the pc where i had all my logins. I once had to export my passwords (exporting key4 and logins.json files) and … (read more)

I never had a firefox account till now. So, I had to reset the pc where i had all my logins. I once had to export my passwords (exporting key4 and logins.json files) and it worked, so i didn't think to much about it. So i reset the pc without cheking if the passwords actually worked (yuh, my bad). The problem is that apparently mozilla doesn't recognize the files, or something, cause when i open "Logins and passwords" it's empty. I don't know what to do, please help me.

Asked by jcfplanck 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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how do I completely remove duckduckgo?

Greetings, I have been exclusively using Firefox forever and happy with it until a friend said "Hey, try this" and tacked duckduckgo on top of it - and I'm sure it does a… (read more)

Greetings, I have been exclusively using Firefox forever and happy with it until a friend said "Hey, try this" and tacked duckduckgo on top of it - and I'm sure it does a great job - but I have since then noticed some browsing oddities relative to Firefox pre-duckduckgo and I want to remove it that I may compare before and after performances.

But I can't find it anywhere and as I am allergic to, and highly suspicious of, anything I can't track down and remove from my system if I so desire, I REALLY want it gone, at least until I find out more about its characteristics.

So question #1 = is it really that useful, and #2 = how do I remove it regardless? Thanks for the feedback.

Asked by AlanDale1 2 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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Ctrl+E and Ctrl+K to focus search bar now add "? " before caret. How to fix that?

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end. (My address bar and search bar are the same) … (read more)

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end.

(My address bar and search bar are the same)

Asked by Victor 2 years ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 2 years ago

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Sorry. We just need to do one small thing to keep going.

Unacceptable! Only Solution: Disable Update. Type “about:config” in the address bar, then press “Enter“. Search for the “app.update.auto” setting. Double-click… (read more)

Unacceptable!

Only Solution: Disable Update.

   Type “about:config” in the address bar, then press “Enter“.
   Search for the “app.update.auto” setting.
   Double-click the “app.update.auto” option to toggle the setting. If set to “true“, automatic updates are enabled. If set to “false“, automatic updates are disabled.

goodby

Asked by firefoxxy 2 years ago

Last reply by firefoxxy 2 years ago

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I have Firefox set to clear everything when closed, but Lowe's website remembers my last search query from 2 years ago...does not happen on chrome or edge

I have found only way to get rid of it is to set firefox to "never remember history". All other methods of clearing history upon closing firefox, fails to clear. … (read more)

I have found only way to get rid of it is to set firefox to "never remember history". All other methods of clearing history upon closing firefox, fails to clear.

Asked by rschott 2 years ago

Answered by rschott 2 years ago

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Where did "use current Pages" go to

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a pers… (read more)

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a person with Chrome. Can't with Firefox.

Asked by Frick 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Adobe Flash plays only black frame

I downloaded and installed Adobe Flash when I couldn't get any play on a few videos. After install, the first frame of one video shows, but when I click Play the window g… (read more)

I downloaded and installed Adobe Flash when I couldn't get any play on a few videos. After install, the first frame of one video shows, but when I click Play the window goes black and remains black.

No progress shown.

Asked by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

Last reply by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

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Firefox now has ad blocker and it causes issues with sites I visit. I don't know how to modify it; I am not using in private browsing. It's on all the time.

I no longer see ads when I read email, look at a magazine or newspaper article etc. Some sites don't like this and won't let me view what's on them because I am blocking … (read more)

I no longer see ads when I read email, look at a magazine or newspaper article etc. Some sites don't like this and won't let me view what's on them because I am blocking ads. I have looked at Options>Privacy and Security>Tracking Protection and it is not turned on. It is only on when I use a privacy window which I am not using. I have no idea where to look to be able to modify this. I have cookies enabled.

I will admit I have far fewer crashes now that the ads do not display in email and I am happy about that but when a site I belong to won't let me read there because ads are blocked that becomes a problem. Do I have any control over this feature? I only use Firefox on my pc that runs Win 7 Professional and I use version 60.3 esr 32 bit because I still run into situations where Java is required and it was explained in an earlier question that I should use Firefox esr because of this.

Asked by tek360 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago

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I am at present living in Spain and using a Spanish ip address.

I am using the pure vpn addon but which has been working fine but since upgrading toFirefox version 64.0 I can no longer get bbc.co.uk! I can get bbc iplayer and itv hub… (read more)

I am using the pure vpn addon but which has been working fine but since upgrading toFirefox version 64.0 I can no longer get bbc.co.uk! I can get bbc iplayer and itv hub. Should I revert back to an earlyer version of Firefox? If so, how can I do it?

Asked by durnster 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why can't I access my bank account on your site?

Tried to access my online bank account from your website but got a message that it's not a secure site. I called my bank who told me that it's because of one of your upda… (read more)

Tried to access my online bank account from your website but got a message that it's not a secure site. I called my bank who told me that it's because of one of your updates. How can I fix this issue? I can access my account from other sites, just not yours.

Asked by majean19 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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What kind of forum has this become?

FAQ based forum WT? Like repeated questions? Again a forced update? Why does moz have such a serious problem with page tabs next to it's actual page? Address bar/shortcut… (read more)

FAQ based forum WT? Like repeated questions? Again a forced update? Why does moz have such a serious problem with page tabs next to it's actual page? Address bar/shortcut bar in between? HELLO! They are PAGE tabs...not button bar tabs/address bar tabs...PAGE TABS!!!!! And this time where the tabs were moved some transparent art image and tabs back at top? And me on another quest to move the tabs to where they belong?

Asked by Offsprung 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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reduce page size

Your pages are too HUGE for my screen. I Tried the 2012 suggests of Alt-spacebar, Size, etc. but "Size" is banched out, meaning it cannot be resized. Give me a real sol… (read more)

Your pages are too HUGE for my screen. I Tried the 2012 suggests of Alt-spacebar, Size, etc. but "Size" is banched out, meaning it cannot be resized. Give me a real solution to fit everything on my screen at once!

Asked by TimmyF 2 years ago

Last reply by TimmyF 2 years ago

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latest flash not working

Lets try here, here is the pic below. Tried everything even addon permissions, reloading Adobe flash, darned everything. I don't know who^s to blame, Firefox or Adobe or … (read more)

Lets try here, here is the pic below. Tried everything even addon permissions, reloading Adobe flash, darned everything. I don't know who^s to blame, Firefox or Adobe or both ?

richy

Asked by richwalters 2 years ago

Last reply by richwalters 2 years ago

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How do I prevent the CTRL-F shortcut from engaging in full-screen mode?

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for some… (read more)

When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for something within a page instead of activating full-screen. I tried searching this community and on-line for this information but could not find it. Thank you for your time. I use Mozilla FireFox 67.0.4.

Asked by mozilla_user_1341 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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custom search settings

DDG has been set as my default engine. This (v.63) FF setting is reliable and consistent. i.e. it sticks. Alas, changing the 'Privacy and Security' Settings in FF wipes o… (read more)

DDG has been set as my default engine. This (v.63) FF setting is reliable and consistent. i.e. it sticks.

Alas, changing the 'Privacy and Security' Settings in FF wipes out the default DDG Search settings. (and no, this never used to happen).

For example, clicking on DDG's Search Results no longer open in a new tab and all the DDG Search settings are reset to their default. This is consistent, repeatable and happens after customizing Cookies and Trackers in FF Settings. (I have no idea about any other Search Engines)

Yes, I deleted all the .sqlite files and .js files and re-installed FF. Generally I 'pulled my hair out' trying to find the cause. Even add-on offed Privacy Badger, uMatrix & uBlockOrigin (to no avail.)

I don't like to be bald and hope FF will buy me a wig for my travails.

Solution? Keep FF 'Privacy and Security' Settings at their defaults....

Hope this helps someone else as it took me a few weeks... Devs? Hah!

Asked by Northumbrian 2 years ago

Answered by Northumbrian 2 years ago

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Mac: Toolbar drop down menu not displaying the menu bar

I am trying to customize my Firefox on mac so that the menu bar is always displayed. However, looking at ways to fix this I am told to go to the customization menu, click… (read more)

I am trying to customize my Firefox on mac so that the menu bar is always displayed. However, looking at ways to fix this I am told to go to the customization menu, click the tool bar drop down menu and click "menu bar". However, I do not have this option. Only the book mark bar is displayed? How do I make it so that the menu bar is always displayed when I browse with firefox? Every time I change a tab the menu bar pops up because I scrolled to high and its impossible to enjoy this browser. I've tried resetting my browser to default settings and this never fixed the problem. Please help!

Asked by gaara123128 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago