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search bar vs address bar

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and … (read more)

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and the text appeared in and below the box.

The address bar, at the top of the screen, was where I typed addresses. They both did their respective jobs well.

Starting a few days ago, attempts to type in the search bar (under the Firefox logo) resulted in a mixture of suggestions, addresses, sites visited etc, appearing in and below the address bar (at the top of the page).

Is it no longer possible to have separate search and address bars? I've poked around in settings and while I've at least managed to turn the address bar into something like a search bar (no addresses or history), this seems like a second best solution - it was useful as an address bar, just as the search bar was useful as a search bar. I've lost some functionality.

Is the search bar on the home page now just a decoration? Can it be made to function again as such - offering nothing but suggestions/auto-completions? Is this an update, or a glitch in my install?

Asked by ptd55 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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My homepage and other windows open minimized when launching firefox instead of full screen as they always had previously

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried … (read more)

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried to locate solutions but so far have found none. Thank you, C

Asked by newlivingway 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 16 hours ago

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Error message accessing web site

Hi all, I am running the latest version of FF and Win 10 64 bit. When I access our local DIY store, bunnings.com.au, I get an error message "some error occurred". Pressin… (read more)

Hi all,

I am running the latest version of FF and Win 10 64 bit. When I access our local DIY store, bunnings.com.au, I get an error message "some error occurred". Pressing F5 gets me to the site. This does not occur on Chrome, Edge or another PC with the same versions of FF and Win 10.

Running FF in troubleshoot mode does not resolve the issue, neither does clearing cache.

However, if I open google.com.au and search for bunnings, then click on the link in the result, I do not get the error.

Does any body have any ideas? AFAIK, it started when Bunnings moved to a new website design.

Regards,

Steve

Asked by OzSteveC 1 day ago

Answered by OzSteveC 10 hours ago

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Random pages do not load correctly

Random pages do not load correctly. Sometimes pictures are obscured by a series of small green boxes or partially or wholly covered by a green box. The text appears in … (read more)

Random pages do not load correctly. Sometimes pictures are obscured by a series of small green boxes or partially or wholly covered by a green box. The text appears in these instances as either pink/purple or garbled. I have checked and rechecked all available help in the support section and followed all the suggestions. I have completely removed and reinstalled Firefox three times.

I'd like to keep Firefox as my primary browser. Please help!

Asked by bb.bubbab 11 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 hours ago

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New 'Home' screen dislike: Is there a way to prevent google searches in addfress bar?

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and… (read more)

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and ditto new Tabs with Google and Often-used 'favorites'. I cant disable it for Home or new tabs and I wish to keep my old home screen as it was and tuned to my taste.

Why the change without options to keep?

thanx

Asked by LowTech 21 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 21 hours ago

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"View Image Info" missing

I was recently automatically upgraded to a new version of Firefox (87.0). Now when I right-click on an image "View Image Info" is no longer available. How do I get it bac… (read more)

I was recently automatically upgraded to a new version of Firefox (87.0). Now when I right-click on an image "View Image Info" is no longer available. How do I get it back? I'm a webmaster, and this feature is very important to me. Thanks.

Asked by bhartford 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Inexplicable black line appearing over my tab?

My firefox updated to the (horrible) new tabs, and now there's an incredibly annoying black line that appears over my Facebook tab that I can't find any way to get rid of… (read more)

My firefox updated to the (horrible) new tabs, and now there's an incredibly annoying black line that appears over my Facebook tab that I can't find any way to get rid of. What does this mean? What is it for? How do I kill this stupid thing? With the (terrible) way the new tabs distinguish between the active tab and the inactive tabs (basically just a slightly different, nearly indistinguishable shade of off-white), this black bar is the most striking visual element on my row of tabs, so it grabs the eye the way the active tab should, and it's confusing and distracting.

Asked by sparksinthesoftware 17 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 15 hours ago

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words disappear from Gmail drafts in German

When I use Gmail in my up-to-date Firefox under Windows 10 or Linux and type e.g. "Leser und Leserinnen", then exit the draft and reopen it, "und Leserinnen" is gone. Thi… (read more)

When I use Gmail in my up-to-date Firefox under Windows 10 or Linux and type e.g. "Leser und Leserinnen", then exit the draft and reopen it, "und Leserinnen" is gone. This happens to all tested feminine forms ending with "-innen", even irregular or non-existing ones, if they follow the masculine form and " und " (both preceded and followed by exactly one space). The truncation is case insensitive, and when I type the feminine form first, "innen" will be cut, and " und [masculine]" as well. Turning off auto-correction didn't help. Also, when I send a mail containing such a double form, it arrives correctly, but in my sent mails " und [feminine]" is gone. However, when I then open "forward" or "reply" with repetition of the sent mail, the deleted words are back in place. None of this happens when I use another browser or an E-Mail client or the Gmail app on my phone, nor does it happen with other mail providers, not even when using Firefox. I know this sounds weird, as if there were an automatic "politically incorrect maker". But it is exactly what happens. I wonder if anyone can replicate the phenomenon or - even better, find out why it occurs.

Asked by danigold3067 3 months ago

Answered by dg7 15 hours ago

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"Blank" pages since last update

Since the recent update, certain parts of webpages appear to be blank, even tho the information is there. I've been forced to use a different browser in order to do my jo… (read more)

Since the recent update, certain parts of webpages appear to be blank, even tho the information is there. I've been forced to use a different browser in order to do my job. Is there a fix coming, or do I have to say goodbye to my favorite browser? (A screen shot of an example page is attached). Thank you!!

Asked by cathy25 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 17 hours ago

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the "open file..." link is missing/broken

FF89 looks great BUT something's missing. I click the 3 bars to bring up the menu. There used to be a choice "Open file..." that would open a pull-down menu of the folder… (read more)

FF89 looks great BUT something's missing. I click the 3 bars to bring up the menu. There used to be a choice "Open file..." that would open a pull-down menu of the folder where I keep a special set of html files, something I used every day, but it's gone now. I can still open the Windows file explorer, and navigate to that folder, but that's a few extra steps. I found a place to customize the toolbar, and "open file..." was there in the overflow menu, and I tried to move it back but it didn't come. It's not under More Tools either.

Asked by jim60046 2 days ago

Answered by jim60046 17 hours ago

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In the new firefox I cannot find the home button. Where is it?

In the new firefox I cannot find the home button. Where is it? Do not tell me someone decided to remove this most basic of all browser functionality? Are you kidding me?… (read more)

In the new firefox I cannot find the home button. Where is it? Do not tell me someone decided to remove this most basic of all browser functionality? Are you kidding me? I never thought id ever stop using firefox, but this is what will do it.

Where is the home button pls?

Asked by cmileto 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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When I start typing in my search window it now jumps up to the address bar. How do I stop that?

When I open a new tab I get a blank page with a search bar in the middle. I like that. But now when I begin typing in the search bar it jumps up to the address bar. My… (read more)

When I open a new tab I get a blank page with a search bar in the middle. I like that. But now when I begin typing in the search bar it jumps up to the address bar. My monitor is so big it is not in a position for me to see very well. I don't want my searches to jump up to the address bar.

How do I stop this?

Asked by netdahee 5 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 5 days ago

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Images and favicons are appearing as scanned lines

I am experiencing a issue with firefox for a few months. The issue is, on some websites the favicon and uploaded images appear as scanned lines. Also the same issue whene… (read more)

I am experiencing a issue with firefox for a few months. The issue is, on some websites the favicon and uploaded images appear as scanned lines. Also the same issue whenever i upload any profile photo to my firefox account (doesnt matter which format i am using). Same issue when i uploaded images to facebook story or whatsapp (whatsapp is fixed now). I am sure its related to my browsers config because using firefox on other devices, I dont face this issue along with other browsers. It would be great if any volunteer could point out the possible cause.

Asked by adnanasif2003 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Can I Decrease White Space (Padding) Between Bookmark Items in FF89?

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and… (read more)

Is there some way to reduce the white space / padding between bookmark and menu items in the new Proton interface introduced in Firefox 89? I don't have a touchscreen and all the extra white space just means more scrolling to navigate through my bookmarks.

The AskVG site has a 02-June-2021 article at https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/ that explains how to disable all the new Proton interface changes in about:config, but is there one specific hidden preference / flag (e.g., browser.proton.toolbar.version) mentioned in that article that controls the spacing between bookmarks and menu items?

There is a also a companion article on AskVG titled https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-compact-mode-density-option-in-firefox-customize-window/ with instructions on how to change two Density options (browser.compactmode.show and browser.uidensity) in about:config, but I have no idea if changing my density setting to "Compact" would actually decrease white space (padding) between bookmark and menu items.


Dell Inspiron 15 5584 * 64-bit Win 10 Pro v20H2 build 19042.985 * Firefox v89.0.0 * MS Edge v91.0.864.37 * Microsoft Defender v4.18.2104.14 * Malwarebytes Premium v4.4.0.117-1.0.1308

Asked by lmacri 2 weeks ago

Answered by lmacri 1 week ago

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Bold font on web forma, log ins, pdfs

Since the most recent update to 89.0 opening pdfs in the browser, some websites and all log-in areas are using a super bold, unreadable font. PDFs also print out with thi… (read more)

Since the most recent update to 89.0 opening pdfs in the browser, some websites and all log-in areas are using a super bold, unreadable font. PDFs also print out with this font. I tried changing the font manually, and both checking and unchecking the "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" box, but it doesn't help. I have no plugins installled This is the Facebook log in for example. The font is so poor you can't tell the 'i' from a lower case 'l'. The pdf sample is from opening it in the browser. If I download it instead, it opens in a normal, readable font. How can I fix this?

Asked by cfillion2 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? … (read more)

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Asked by Nodpete 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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how to allow popups in my browser?

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on thi… (read more)

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on this browser. Thanks for your help!

Asked by pcarson77 3 days ago

Answered by Fredrick 1 day ago

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I can't log into any Google accounts after Firefox update to 89.0

Firefox did an update to their 89.0 version and now I can't log into any Google accounts (or any emails at all) using the Firefox browser. The reset button on my browser… (read more)

Firefox did an update to their 89.0 version and now I can't log into any Google accounts (or any emails at all) using the Firefox browser. The reset button on my browser will quickly flicker once and nothing else happens. When I use other browsers, I am able to get into my Google accounts and other email systems that are not Firefox/gmail.

Asked by derekjmccoy8125 1 week ago

Answered by derekjmccoy8125 1 day ago