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google search box in centre of homescreen not working

Firefox just up-dated itself to latest version after 88.01. And now, while the google search box appears in the centre of my homepage, like it has always done, as soon as… (read more)

Firefox just up-dated itself to latest version after 88.01. And now, while the google search box appears in the centre of my homepage, like it has always done, as soon as I start typing into it, the search defaults to that horrible Chrome-like search bar at the top of the screen. How do Istop this? Or can I revert to my much loved earlier?

Asked by celticsoles 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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menue bar disapper

I have no idea what happened but I've lost the Firefox menu bar and the icons I was using for quick access disappeared above it assent easy to find a way to contact you … (read more)

I have no idea what happened but I've lost the Firefox menu bar and the icons I was using for quick access disappeared

above it assent easy to find a way to contact you for support

Asked by amal.alfardh 4 days ago

Answered by carl49 4 days ago

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Web site not responding since Firefox 89.0 (64 bit) update

Since the upgrade I have not been able to access sites I have used in Firefox for years. All the sites are at shockwave.com, such as https://www.shockwave.com/gamelandin… (read more)

Since the upgrade I have not been able to access sites I have used in Firefox for years. All the sites are at shockwave.com, such as https://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/the-daily-snoop-a-hidden-object-game.jsp. I contacted Shockwave but they have no idea, just telling me to disable my add-ons such as ad blockers. That's no solution because (1) I've always had the same add-ons enabled and (2) the same add-ons do not affect MS Edge.

I attached a screen shot of the page I now see in Firefox and what it should look like.

Does anyone have a suggestion to resolve this issue within Firefox?

Thanks.

Asked by crl4242 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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Printing web pages no longer works.

Hi, I see that Print Preview is gone, but I figured out how to deal with that by setting the scale in Print mode. However, I have noticed just in the past week or so, th… (read more)

Hi, I see that Print Preview is gone, but I figured out how to deal with that by setting the scale in Print mode. However, I have noticed just in the past week or so, that no matter how the scale is set, the web page will NOT print properly. I tend to print mainly receipts for online purchases and recipes from various sites. This is now impossible. I've done the troubleshooting and refreshing to no avail - there seem to be no manual print settings for Firefox. I've had to resort to taking a screenshot and pasting it into a blank Word document, which of course shows all the webpage extraneous stuff that I don't want to see. Can you help?

Asked by Ima Mystery 1 month ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 4 weeks ago

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No longer have lines between my unused tabs - HATE IT!!!!!!!

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/ Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This… (read more)

This: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2021/04/19/changes-to-themeable-areas-of-firefox-in-version-89/

Says that I can’t have lines separating my unused tabs anymore. This is SO annoying. Can anyone help me get borders between my unused tabs?

Also, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS Mozilla? Now I have to stop EVERYTHING that I am doing and research how I can make your browser work the way I want it to. Why do you always assume that you know what is best for me?

I tried the "Stylish" add-in but when I try to install a specific style from their site - nothing happens.

The Firefox Universe is extremely vast, and trying to Google “lines between my unused tabs” is getting me nowhere. I don’t know how to develop themes. I don’t code. I just want the browser to look like it did last week. Is it really so much to ask?

Every. Single. Time. I update Firefox - I regret it!!!

Asked by LAinWLA 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Search Box

I had a Firefox Update earlier today. When I brought up the Firefox Home page and typed in a search term eg E Bay. It went to the top of the page instead of staying in t… (read more)

I had a Firefox Update earlier today.

When I brought up the Firefox Home page and typed in a search term eg E Bay. It went to the top of the page instead of staying in the main search box in the middle of the page as it normally is. How do I return to the previous system where I can click on the arrow to the right of the box which was in the middle of the page.

Thank you

Derek

Asked by drderekroft3 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How I can change height of cards bar?

As title says, this newest update makes Firefox looks so ugly, I can change appearance to previous version or at least make cards bar thinner because now it's twice the s… (read more)

As title says, this newest update makes Firefox looks so ugly, I can change appearance to previous version or at least make cards bar thinner because now it's twice the size than it was earlier.

Asked by karcio_14 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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FX really is nasty about going back a version

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limite… (read more)

I just started with 89.0 and instead of the horrid 15% of CPU that 88 used it now uses 30%. That's with an enormous amount of windows (not tabs) open, but most are limited by NoScript until I temp permit them. FX Task Manager shows very little usage, so apparently no ill behaved sites. AAR 30% of an i7 with many gigs of memory is intolerable. Even the 15% was heating up the CPU.

So I'll take "some" CPU heating vs. "massive" by rolling back to 88.0.1. By the way, whatever keeps changing my option from manually approved updates to automatic, thank you for doing that at times without asking me first.

The problem is that now when I start 88.0.1 it insists on a new profile "for my own protection". But I want the old profile, with hundreds of bookmarks and dozens or hundreds of session windows from my last session, and add-ins ... for example right how I don't have NoScript and don't have time to deal with that. I tried to get around the "we're just helping you" insistence on a new profile, by copying a week-old backup over C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hbouy3r1.default\sessionstore.jsonlz4 and starting but it still insists. I guess that's just sessions, not the whole profile.

Can I defeat the prohibition against using the old profile, or failing that, can I import or merge the old profile in? Keep in mind that the "old" profile has been modified by having started 89. I wish now that I had never selected the old profile when I began 89 (I always prompt for profile). (But, heck, I didn't even KNOW I was going to a new version. It auto-updated, and when I started FX, and it seems to have "updated" the old profile making it now unusable for a prior version).

Or can I go to a backup and copy the tree of C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\OldProfile\ and start FX again with 88.0.1? BTW I assume that is the version I was on a week ago.

Asked by Larry 1 week ago

Answered by Larry 1 week ago

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FF89 : tabs went below and only the active appears while their old place remains in place but empty

Hi, I use a PC under W7. with FF88, the zone of the activated/unused tabs was above the screen, below the listed tabs bar (like in the snapshot). With FF89, this zone is … (read more)

Hi, I use a PC under W7.

with FF88, the zone of the activated/unused tabs was above the screen, below the listed tabs bar (like in the snapshot).

With FF89, this zone is now empty (background in blue in the snapshot) and only the active tab appears below the window (on the right down in the snapshot for the current tab).

It makes FF simply unusable ! Need your help to come back to a normal situation : all tabs in the blue bar where they were.

thanks a lot for your help. Regards, Philippe

Asked by bobinardeur 1 week ago

Answered by bobinardeur 6 days ago

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Version 89

In the previous version when I clicked new tab a window would come up and on the page was recent or heavily used web sites I visited. I could then click on the picture a… (read more)

In the previous version when I clicked new tab a window would come up and on the page was recent or heavily used web sites I visited. I could then click on the picture and go directly to that web site, video, etc. In this new version, that is not happening. I have to type in the URL each time for where I want to go. I am a senior citizen and this is frustrating. Is there a way to get this version to do what version 88 did?

Asked by lfarling13 1 week ago

Answered by Felipe 1 week ago

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Firefox Home Page Default

After update firefox 89, I cannot input into search box. Text will only appear in the toolbar URL input box. Please help me fix it? Google is my default search engine. … (read more)

After update firefox 89, I cannot input into search box. Text will only appear in the toolbar URL input box. Please help me fix it? Google is my default search engine.

Asked by jamontes 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 week ago

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Firefox tab height

Hi! With the latest update to Firefox, the tab height is now taking up too much of my vertical screen space and the option to make them compact seems to be gone from wher… (read more)

Hi! With the latest update to Firefox, the tab height is now taking up too much of my vertical screen space and the option to make them compact seems to be gone from where it used to be in the settings. I've tried to search for an extension to fix this, but haven't managed to find one. What do you all suggest I do?

(I don't want to use Chrome. It takes so much RAM that I can't really run both Chrome & Discord at the same time, let alone anything else with it.)

Thank you!

Asked by seandbreslin 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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Latest update for Firefox browser 89.0(64-bit)

I has taken many years of work for Mozilla to create a usable internet browser, and now you have taken that away. How was the Person who decided to put the search option … (read more)

I has taken many years of work for Mozilla to create a usable internet browser, and now you have taken that away. How was the Person who decided to put the search option into the URL. This is not only unsafe, but makes the Start page, useless. When I type in the Search I want to see it being input into the middle of my Start page like it has always been done, not waist a whole page for nothing. It is not only a stupid idea, it is also a waist of the text that us used to create the Start page. I would also like to note that many of the mobile, tablet and other computers all use this method, and it is rubbish and removes the point of having a page with a search text box in the middle.

for god sake can you please stop trying so hard to be the best of the best, Firefox has always been the best, and you seem to be trying your best to destroy it for many many users.

Asked by GrahamEverson 6 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days ago

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no native full screen

I just want native full-screen. It's 2021- why is such a simple feature still impossible!??? (Heck- even F11 doesn't work on my computer). Please please please- just a … (read more)

I just want native full-screen. It's 2021- why is such a simple feature still impossible!??? (Heck- even F11 doesn't work on my computer). Please please please- just a check-box for "Always launch in full-screen mode". Speaking of such matters- your smooth scroll option ain't! I have to use Logitech's extension to get it and even then there's no speed control. I see this endlessly- companies focus on glitz and gloss over/see through the essential basics (It's what killed Opera!).

Asked by infinice 6 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 days ago

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downloading and browsing simultaneously

I'll get straight to the point whenever i download anything i cannot browse other websites, i cannot even google anything if i do the site says no internet and the downlo… (read more)

I'll get straight to the point whenever i download anything i cannot browse other websites, i cannot even google anything if i do the site says no internet and the download freezes and resumes after sometime (the down loader is occupying the majority of the bandwidth and not sharing with other sites i also have more bandwidth remaining but did not help with this problem) (i have not installed any download manager add-on) (its not a site specific issue)

please help me (Thank You)

Note: This was not a problem in previous versions of mozilla (before updating to 89.0 i could download and browse at the same time without any issue)

Also is there a way to change the tabs background color, pale blue is not my style especially in dark theme the UI feels sleeker in this update i like it

Asked by shunlee129 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Firefox updated yesterday and now I can't open Hotmail or Gmail

As of yesterday's update I cannot access Hotmail or Gmail through FireFox! I can do so in the private browser which I don't want to have to use AND I can access both thr… (read more)

As of yesterday's update I cannot access Hotmail or Gmail through FireFox! I can do so in the private browser which I don't want to have to use AND I can access both through other browsers but would prefer to stick with FireFox if only they'd stop screwing their customers up so often! I DID EDIT THE URLs CONTAINED IN THE SHORTCUTS ON THE BROWSER'S OPENING PAGE TO JUST BASIC DOMAIN NAMES BUT NOTHING HAPPENED AND NOTHING CHANGED THE RESPONSE OF FIREFOX! Can anyone please help? I am so fed up!

Here are the website urls that will no longer open from the browser page (screen shot provided) https://outlook.live.com for hotmail (& it wouldn't open even before editing) https://mail.google.com for gmail (& it wouldn't open even before editing)

Thanks.

PS there was a post last year of the identical issue but the solution she used isn't working here!

Asked by JB 6 days ago

Answered by JB 4 days ago

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Firefox crashes when I open Netflix or Amazon Prime Video

I have an older PC but it was working fine with Netflix and Prime Video until this latest update (v89.0). It seems that when I try to go to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video … (read more)

I have an older PC but it was working fine with Netflix and Prime Video until this latest update (v89.0). It seems that when I try to go to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video the browser crashes almost instantly, and usually shuts my whole computer off. It doesn't go to a blue screen, the computer just decides it's time to reboot. Now again, I'm using an older machine (and I can't afford a new one), but this was never a problem until this latest version of Firefox.

I am also not a fan of the aesthetics in this version and I'm wondering if I can revert back to an older version where the crashing was less frequent. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by do.not.email.me 6 days ago

Answered by do.not.email.me 5 days ago

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Search defaulting to Firefox address bar

With the recent Firefox update, when I type into search bar on home page, it switches and types it into the address bar at the left in top menu instead. Does anyone know … (read more)

With the recent Firefox update, when I type into search bar on home page, it switches and types it into the address bar at the left in top menu instead. Does anyone know why?

Asked by newideazguy 5 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 5 days ago

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Why is the search on the start page working inadequate?!

The search bar is displayed on the home page. And you can even put a cursor in it. However, as soon as you start typing something, the cursor shuffles into the address ba… (read more)

The search bar is displayed on the home page. And you can even put a cursor in it. However, as soon as you start typing something, the cursor shuffles into the address bar and the text is entered there!

This is absolutely schizoid behavior! The worst UI is simply impossible to imagine!

YES, I KNOW I CAN USE THE ADDRESS BAR AS A SEARCH BUT I DON'T WANT!

Why didn't you give users any choice? Don't you care about your own users? This is absurdly allogical behavior of the interface! What fool could have thought of such a thing ?!

Besides the fact that it is corny inconvenient, there is another extremely important disadvantage. Users suffering from cataracts put a dark theme for a reason - they otherwise see badly.

So what happens when the user has a dark theme and the start page displays a huge whitelist at the top of the screen as they enter text, what do you think? I can tell you - a user with poor eyesight is blinded for a second.

Guys, when will you start thinking before changing the browser for the worse? Seriously, Firefox has lost its entire user base over the past few years. This is very disappointing.

Asked by ex-er-sis 4 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 4 days ago

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Tabs Location

Tabs in 89 have moved to the bottom of the screen obscuring web page content. How can i move them to the top where they were? I am not a programmer, so a simple solutio… (read more)

Tabs in 89 have moved to the bottom of the screen obscuring web page content. How can i move them to the top where they were? I am not a programmer, so a simple solution would be helpful.

Asked by mikejanus 3 days ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 3 days ago