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How can I change URL Bar settings back after FF83 update? Bookmarks & History show up inside URL bar. Also have to click twice when switching between search engines

After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, h… (read more)

  • After I updated to Firefox 83, my bookmark and history shortcuts now up inside the URL bar instead of next to it (Picture 1) (I know this is part of the new update 83, how can I change this back?)
  • Additional settings for the URL bar show up (as they should) after I go to a new website. Usually these options are always there (Picture 2) However, all these options disappear (Picture 3) as soon as I type anything in the URL bar and these settings won't return until I open a new tab and go to a website.
  • Lastly, when switching between search engines I know have to click the search engine and then also click enter to complete the switch. (I know this can be 'solved' shift+clicking, but I would prefer for it not to take an extra action and revert back the old pre FF-83 way)

Does anyone have any how I can change it back? - Either by reverting back to FF82, or by using about:config

Asked by Jimi_107 5 days ago

Last reply by Jimi_107 4 days ago

Jagged fonts after 83 update.

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but… (read more)

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but I checked it and it is turned on. Also I don't see this problem in other browsers, Edge or IE, only in Firefox. Could it be a bug with latest update or what is it?

Asked by Vitaliy1993 1 day ago

Last reply by Vitaliy1993 3 hours ago

Customizing FF for educational environment

Hello all Please someone kindly help me: I need to customize the lovely Firefox for our environment, I'm making a list to do it once and make a backup to mass restore to … (read more)

Hello all Please someone kindly help me:

I need to customize the lovely Firefox for our environment, I'm making a list to do it once and make a backup to mass restore to all PCs, so I need description of these commands to set in "about:config":

1st is there a full description list of config commands inside "about:config"?

2nd, I only have SSDs and don't want FF to cache any file on disk, need to cache them all on memory (have 64GB of 3200 MHz memory, so faster to store on RAM and save SSDs from intensive read/writes, what items shall I set in "about:config"?

3rd I found an article on howtogeek to make the privacy settings safe, setting all items here are safe? devtools.onboarding.telemetry.logged = false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled = false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry = false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry = false browser.ping-centre.telemetry = false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun = false toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.unified = false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled = false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun = false toolkit.telemetry.unified = false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled = false devtools.onboarding.telemetry.logged = false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled = false datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled = false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled = false datareporting.sessions.current.clean = true datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled = false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled = false datareporting.sessions.current.clean = true

Thanks all

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Recovering lost Bookmarks

I had a computer crash, and I lost just about everything. I had backups of my computer in a portable hard drive, and I am trying to recover my Bookmarks from that portabl… (read more)

I had a computer crash, and I lost just about everything.

I had backups of my computer in a portable hard drive, and I am trying to recover my Bookmarks from that portable drive. I uploaded a file called "Old Firefox Data." The file shows in my computer as Type: File Folder. I can not find a way to open the files. I think they are JSON files. Researching the internet I am told that the JSON file can be opened with Notepad, but that does not work.
Please advise.
Bob Burns

Asked by choppbobby 6 days ago

Weird search result on Firefox

This is weird: If I search for 24601 in Google or DuckDuckGo in Firefox, I get a blank page after results quickly disappear.. Bing search works. Search terms 24600 o… (read more)

This is weird: If I search for 24601 in Google or DuckDuckGo in Firefox, I get a blank page after results quickly disappear.. Bing search works. Search terms 24600 or 24602 work. Chrome with Google or DuckDuckGo works.

Apparently the Simple Search add-on is causing the problem. All works fine if disabled.

Asked by LeeHSkinner 6 days ago

Too maany firefoxes open. Machine crawling

Open firefox once. Three tabs open. 13 instances of firefox open in task manager. 16g RAM machine crawling. This is new to this machine. What is going on. How can I fix t… (read more)

Open firefox once. Three tabs open. 13 instances of firefox open in task manager. 16g RAM machine crawling. This is new to this machine. What is going on. How can I fix this?

I have another laptop with 4g RAM and so mane firefoxes open that it completely freezes up. I have norton 360 and regularly run spybot. I can't figure out what is going on.

Asked by gkedwards68 6 days ago

duplicating bookmarks when I sign into Firefox account

I have all my bookmarks organized on W10 laptop for Firefox. When I sign into my Firefox account I do not select to sync anything but all my bookmarks duplicate some wit… (read more)

I have all my bookmarks organized on W10 laptop for Firefox. When I sign into my Firefox account I do not select to sync anything but all my bookmarks duplicate some with similar or different names so I have to again go thru my extensive list and delete the duplicates. . How do I stop this?

Asked by oldbob2 1 week ago

Last reply by oldbob2 1 week ago

Google Meet on Firefox: Sharing screen is not sharing mouse cursor pointer

I use Firefox 82.0.3 and I don't want to use Chrome. This problem only occurs on Firefox. This problem doesn't occur on Chrome at all. The problem is that when sharing th… (read more)

I use Firefox 82.0.3 and I don't want to use Chrome. This problem only occurs on Firefox. This problem doesn't occur on Chrome at all.

The problem is that when sharing the screen in a Google Meeting, Firefox only shares the mouse cursor if I share my monitor screen that I have to the left of my head.

Sharing the mouse cursor in meetings is quite fundamental to have the audience focus on the specific part of the screen the presenter is talking about, much like a laser pointer.

I know that Google slides have a laser pointer, but I'm not talking about sharing presentations, but contents of the screens.

My screen setup is: Laptop's screen External monitor 1 plugged into laptop's HDMI cable (it's a DVI to HDMI cable) External monitor 2 plugged into DVI port on port replicator which is plugged to my laptop's USB port.

The physical set up is: [2][3]

   [1]

This is also how it's shown on my Windows' Display Settings.

Where: [1] laptop screen [3] monitor connected to port replicator as main monitor [2] monitor to my left, I have to look left to see it.

[1] and [2] are aligned with my head. Monitor screen [2] extends to the right into monitor screen [3] which extends downwards into laptop screen [1].

I entered a Google hangout meeting from my laptop and from my phone. I then shared the screens from my laptop so that I could see the laptop shared screen on my phone.

I shared each of the 3 screens on by 1, and only the monitor to my left shares the mouse pointer.

I then shared a window and if I move the window to the screen to the left, it'll share the mouse. But if I move it to the screen in front of my head, the mouse isn't shared, unless I move the cursor all the way to the right until it disappears on from the screen, and that's when it appears on my phone, but on the extreme left side, not right side.

Sort of similar behaviour happens when I share a non-maximised window from my left monitor. Over the shared window on my left monitor, if I place the mouse on the last 30% right part of the window, on my phone the mouse appears displaced further to the left, like on the first 20% of the shared window.

It's like the mouse pointer were in a displaced layer that when shared, gets moved to the left on the receiver of the shared screen.

If I maximise the shared window, this problem goes away.

I swapped the 2 external monitor cables and the problem persisted, somehow with only the monitor to the left [in spite of the cable swapping] sharing the mouse cursor.

On Windows' Display Settings, I then stopped the screen extension and just used the laptop one. In this scenario, the mouse pointer over the laptop screen was shared.

On Windows' Display Settings, I made each of the 3 monitors "Make this my main display" and this still didn't make a difference. Only the monitor to the left continued to share the mouse pointer.

I then disconnected both external monitors and shared my laptop's screen, then the mouse cursor was being shared to my phone.

So going by trial and error, for me it seems like it's a bug in the way Firefox inherits display settings from Windows 10.

None of these problems happen on Chrome but I just don't want to use Chrome.

I also just tried Zoom and I shared my main monitor via a Zoom meeting where I also joined from my phone, and the mouse cursor was shared.

So it's really a problem between Firefox and Google Meet. Makes me wonder if Google does this intentionally to make Chrome more attractive, as the new blur background feature and background replacement by a photo are also unavailable on Firefox, which seems intentional to me.

Asked by riluma 6 days ago

Why does Firefox allow Google to spy on what sites we are visiting?

I followed a web link to a Reddit page - looking for answers to a code question. The screenshot - redacted - shows Google sticking a request up to see if I want to sign … (read more)

I followed a web link to a Reddit page - looking for answers to a code question.

The screenshot - redacted - shows Google sticking a request up to see if I want to sign into reddit as a google account user. It shows my name, email address and alternative email address from other google account.

This means either Google have been fed info to allow them to know when I can be annoyed with them butting into my private browsing. or Reddit have connected me to my google account. Either way this is a breach of privacy - enacted while using Firefox.

It seems to be a new behavior but is one that is really annoying. I am not a reddit memeber nad have been there maybe twice before in the last 6 months.

Thoughts

Asked by SHollis 6 days ago

Firefox wont take no for an answer in forms ....

When trying to get to the help forum (which was 8 pages of clicking through the same links answering FF questions) I was presented with a form allowing me to update info … (read more)

When trying to get to the help forum (which was 8 pages of clicking through the same links answering FF questions) I was presented with a form allowing me to update info and add more info to my FF account.

The possible button responses were :

   Do it now
   Do it later - and we will nag eeerrr   remind you to do this. 

What happened to the NO Don't bug me any more button? Mozilla have removed my ability to CHOOSE to NOT ADD INFORMATION I dont want to add.

Its a nasty web trend that Mozilla seem to have picked up on: Do now, or Do later ! No is not an option.

And if someone tells me that adding MORE information is for my own good - I'll probably point out I am old enough and savvy enough to know what is good for me - not FF, not an AI and not other people who don't know me.

Asked by SHollis 6 days ago

Voice selection in reader view

Greetings everyone, I'd like to add more voices to the "listen" function in reader view. I'm on a Win10 system and have some other (English) voices installed. However, th… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

I'd like to add more voices to the "listen" function in reader view.

I'm on a Win10 system and have some other (English) voices installed. However, they won't show in the pull-down menu (see screenshot).

How do I get these voices to work in reader view!

Thanks in advance!

Asked by tripdesign 6 days ago

Firefox reloads to near the start of the original page, rather than at the article I selected.

When reloading a news website home page, Firefox returns to near the top of the page rather than at the article previously selected. This occurs only on this webpage, but… (read more)

When reloading a news website home page, Firefox returns to near the top of the page rather than at the article previously selected. This occurs only on this webpage, but does not happen when using MS Edge. On another PC, Firefox reloads normally on the same website. Both machines have the most recent Firefox updates.

Asked by anthony-chaney 6 days ago

Mozilla Bookmarks disappeared

Hi guys & gals, Woke up this morning to a Mozilla update (version 82) & I cannot for the life of me get any of my Bookmarks back. I have tried restoring from Show… (read more)

Hi guys & gals, Woke up this morning to a Mozilla update (version 82) & I cannot for the life of me get any of my Bookmarks back. I have tried restoring from Show All Bookmarks, but no dates are populating. I have tried the Mozilla Profile on my PC, also with no luck. The only thing I haven't done is restored my PC to a previous time. This is very frustrating!

Any assistance would be most appreciated. Cheers Max

Asked by Max 6 days ago

Last reply by Max 6 days ago

Memory Cache

Hey this page is talking about 64MB of memory, my God what's wrong there?! http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.memory.capacity For 64GB how much to set? And how much … (read more)

Hey this page is talking about 64MB of memory, my God what's wrong there?!

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.memory.capacity

For 64GB how much to set? And how much is the maximum value?

Also, what happens to offline contents? Those cant be saved to memory! Thanks

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Settings Question

Hello Please kindly advise what these properties do in about:config: browser.newtabpage.storageVersion (and 0 is valid?) extensions.pendingOperations extensions.ui.dictio… (read more)

Hello Please kindly advise what these properties do in about:config:

browser.newtabpage.storageVersion (and 0 is valid?) extensions.pendingOperations extensions.ui.dictionary.hidden

Asked by Sarah.Sarabian 6 days ago

Progress bars in YouTube thumbnails disappeared

As the title says, a couple of days ago I noticed that all progress bars in YouTube thumbnails have disappeared. The "Watched" text is also gone. I tried clean reinstall,… (read more)

As the title says, a couple of days ago I noticed that all progress bars in YouTube thumbnails have disappeared. The "Watched" text is also gone. I tried clean reinstall, removing all add-ons, but it did not help. Just to check, I installed Chrome - everything visible (see image - FF left, Chrome right), which would suggest that something is up with Firefox. I also check the history settings on YouTube, everything is turned on, and I see viewing progress in thumbnails when I'm on the history settings page, but not on "normal" YouTube.

I would appreciate any sort of help or advice. My life doe snot depend on this feature, but I really like it and it helps navigate YouTube more efficiently.

Asked by tronkowski 6 days ago

Startup lag

For the past couple of month Firefox lags at startup. It takes the program around 15 seconds from the moment I click the icon until it's ready to do anything (with a blan… (read more)

For the past couple of month Firefox lags at startup. It takes the program around 15 seconds from the moment I click the icon until it's ready to do anything (with a blank window as seen in the screenshot). I've tried refreshing Firefox but it didn't help. When I tried opening it safe mode it still takes more or less the same time to start (except without the blank window). After that I tried deleting my add-ons (which aren't many, adblock and fb container) but it have any effect. I'm running it on a laptop with I7-8750H processor and 16 gigs of ram so resources shouldn't be a problem (cpu at no more than 50% at program startup). Please advise.

Asked by JohnPhnow 6 days ago

Last reply by JohnPhnow 6 days ago

Cannot Maximize Windows without a Massive Border of White Dead Space and Forced Resolution Change

I restarted my pc last night, and when I opened today I was met with the following issue. Whenever I maximize a window on my primary monitor (3-monitor display), it goes … (read more)

I restarted my pc last night, and when I opened today I was met with the following issue. Whenever I maximize a window on my primary monitor (3-monitor display), it goes full-screen but only shows a portion of the content. It brings with it a huge white border (pictured in screenshot) that registers as a portion of the desktop (or perhaps just not as a portion of the window). By that I mean that when I click in it, it is as though I am clicking out of the window and onto whatever app or object is operating behind the Firefox window.

Changing the zoom does nothing. It just adjusts the size of the display within that same limited portion. Strangely, when I drag the window onto the second or third monitors, it will maximize without issue. Returning the window to the primary monitor, however, recreates the issue. When in this mode, I cannot access the menu nor tool bars. My only way to manipulate the window is to right click in my taskbar, "restore" to a non-maximized state and work from there. When not maximized everything functions normally.

I disabled all add-ons and plugins, but the issue persists. I have no fullscreen background applications which should be affecting the application or its resolution. When I launch, in safe mode, it is better. I can maximize. The border is still present, but I am able to access the menu functions with the alt key. My software version is current. The drivers for my GPU are current.

Again, this issue happened overnight with no changes on my part whatsoever. I shut my pc down after a day of work. I booted up today to resume work, but I am unable to do so until I can solve this issue. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Asked by thomas.e.moran 6 days ago

Last reply by thomas.e.moran 6 days ago

Home page settings

I have my homepage set to open up 4 different tabs when I start Firefox. When I have Firefox open, and I am finished browsing various sites I want to return to my home pa… (read more)

I have my homepage set to open up 4 different tabs when I start Firefox. When I have Firefox open, and I am finished browsing various sites I want to return to my home page and close all tabs not related to the home page settings without closing the browser. However, clicking the home page icon merely opens up the home page tabs, while leaving all existing tabs open. Microsoft Edge does not do this. How can I set Firefox to do it the same way Edge does it?

Asked by pastorbob62 6 days ago