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Must add option to disable the version 89 Proton UI in the VIEW menu - it is awful for Desktop + Mouse.

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on scr… (read more)

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on screen and efficiency.

Luckily in one of the threads I found solution, and links to articles to fix most of the biggest issues:

As a temporary tactic to buy time, you can use a preference to revert the tab bar to its older appearance. This is just for Firefox 89, so you have a month to keep an eye out for the next workaround. To set that up: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box in the page, type or paste proton (or full browser.proton.enabled) (3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new Proton style) and false (old Photon style) Since this was kept in just for testing, there might be some occasional glitches.

Here the options I changed - set false to all.

   browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled
   browser.proton.doorhangers.enabled
   browser.proton.enabled
   browser.proton.modals.enabled
   browser.proton.places-tooltip.enabled

+ even further reduction of the spaces -> browser.uidensity -> 1

I expect the new Proton view is inspired by touch screens - and is more optimized for tablets, giving more space around individual options, with extra space around them - to make sure you hit the right option with your finger. The downside is we get less visible options on the screen, as now each option takes more space - and it is absolutely awful and less visible for people using desktop mode, and using the more precise mouse and/or keyboard.

And here a list of the problems and annoyances in V89, and why they are a problem (and these are only the ones I noticed so far - attached is a screenshot collage of the issues.

1. Tabs which play audio no longer show that they play audio, unless I hover on top of them - which is a big problem if you have 20 tabs, and are searching which one auto-played some audio. In the previous version each tab playing audio had the audio icon on top of it. 2. My bookmarks take much more space on my screen, and while previously I organized them to fit perfectly to it, now are going outside of it, and I have to (unnecessarily) scroll to find more. 3. On YouTube There was a "delete video" button next to each video in my "watch later" list, and I was able to quickly delete the watched ones. Now I have to click on the 3 dots, and then on the trash bin button to delete. Much slower an annoying. Return to the old vision (sadly I cannot find a way to fix this yet)

This totally failed visualization must IMMEDIATELY be reversed, and you must add option in the VIEW menu - which switches between the old DESKTOP view (version 88 style), and new TABLET view (V89 style).

And it must not be allowed that you disable the browser.proton.enabled option in the next update, as this will force us to use only the new awful view, and give us 3 options:

1. Revert to 88. I have already backed up my profile, and downloaded it, in case V90 ruins the view permanently. This also opens us to security risks - so I can allow this for no more than 2-3 months, in hope you fix this fail. 2. Switch browser. Move to Vivaldi (which I use at work) or Brave, if you refuse to fix the fail. 3. Accept the awful view - not going to happen to me. I am using Mozilla since Netscape, but this fail is infuriating enough to make me switch if made permanent / even worse.

Asked by b.gyulmezov 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 hours ago

All extensions not working after 89.0 update

All extensions showing as installed. All not working. Multiple reboots. Each of MANY extensions work after remove reinstall EVERY EXTENSION ONE AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… (read more)

All extensions showing as installed. All not working. Multiple reboots. Each of MANY extensions work after remove reinstall EVERY EXTENSION ONE AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR THAT

Asked by travetti111 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

separate search and address bar

Any way to Undue the new version ?? This suks...No Like the search to automatic transfer or jump to the address bar. Will be switching over to Google Chrome if not....Di… (read more)

Any way to Undue the new version ?? This suks...No Like the search to automatic transfer or jump to the address bar. Will be switching over to Google Chrome if not....Did they NOT learn thru Yahoo??? You do not give us a choice we move on.....

Asked by Dolly5577 3 days ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 3 days ago

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I cannot get firefox to read a .chm file. Old Netscape does, explorer does, chrome does. How can I get Firefox to read a .chm file?

In Firefox 24.0 -> Tools -> Options -> Applications, I cannot choose a program (hh.exe) to read .chm files. When I choose to open a *.chm file I have only the op… (read more)

In Firefox 24.0 -> Tools -> Options -> Applications, I cannot choose a program (hh.exe) to read .chm files. When I choose to open a *.chm file I have only the option of saving it, not to open it. Other browsers like Explorer, chrome, even old netscape 7.2 allow me to open it and the program finds I presume the hh.exe file and away you go. I cannot find a way to get Firefox (my favorite browser) to read chm files.

Asked by 988420 7 years ago

Last reply by messagebot 7 years ago

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Windows 8.1 Printing

Can anyone tell me the best printing add on to use in FireFox and Windows 8.1??? I need to print a page, also 2 pages or more, plus selected items etc I need it to be li… (read more)

Can anyone tell me the best printing add on to use in FireFox and Windows 8.1???

I need to print a page, also 2 pages or more, plus selected items etc

I need it to be like IE 10 & 11 print function Thanks

Asked by sayer46 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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How can I fix the page bottom scrollbar when it won't move?

When my screen is not maximized and a whole page won't fit in the available space, I need to move the bottom scrollbar to see the rest of a page. On some pages that work… (read more)

When my screen is not maximized and a whole page won't fit in the available space, I need to move the bottom scrollbar to see the rest of a page. On some pages that works. On most it doesn't. Is there a way to fix this. It has never been a problem before now. I am using Window 8.1

Asked by bamacd8 7 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 7 years ago

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How do I change seetings icon (the little house) from yahoo back to firefox page?

The 'little house' icon was bringing up the Firefox settings page but now it brings up yahoo.com. How do I reset it to the Firefox settings page (if that is what it is ca… (read more)

The 'little house' icon was bringing up the Firefox settings page but now it brings up yahoo.com. How do I reset it to the Firefox settings page (if that is what it is called; whatever page comes up when clicking the 'little house' icon. I use this tool to delete history, etc.)

Asked by mleman9o6 7 years ago

Last reply by user709721 7 years ago

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Proxey server is refusing connection

I am running windows 8.1 on my lap top. I seem to have to alternate by changing my connection settings to open Firefox. After a session on the pc I can log back in with n… (read more)

I am running windows 8.1 on my lap top. I seem to have to alternate by changing my connection settings to open Firefox. After a session on the pc I can log back in with no problems. Shut down and go to log in again a few minutes later and I get the error message PROXEY SERVER IS REFUSING CONNECTION.

I have spoken to my provider and they tell e I do not have to have or should not need a proxry connection?. They also told me to try the following, which I have to admit is the only way I am now connecting to the internet.

Go to Tools-Advance-Connections. (configure how Firefox connects to the internet. SETTINGS.

In the window that opens I need to go to first option (configure proxies to connect to the internet) Here you are given three more options: 1.No Proxy 2.Autodetect Proxy 3Manual Proxy

If the box is checked for (2) above, I have to uncheck and check (3) above. Then restart the browser. It works fine....that is until I log out of Firefox. Go back in and I get the same error message, Proxy server refusing connection. This happens from time to time....not always. Some days it works fine on the last setting chosen. So I go through everything again as explained above and uncheck manual andthen I re check Autodetect....and it works. Next time it's the other way around, I just feel like a tennis ball bouncing from one option to the other and I should not have to be doing this. Never happened when I used XP or Vista?.

I have Mamaware cleaning installed and use Defender (which came with Windows 8). I have upgraded to 8.1 but the problem existed when I was running 8.

Asked by Doglove3 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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the bookmark arrows when i upgraded to windows 8.1 are way to large except at 100% DP1

When i upgraded to windows 8.1 the arrows with the bookmark folders became too large and i cant use 100% DPI as its too small even with adjustments and visually depressin… (read more)

When i upgraded to windows 8.1 the arrows with the bookmark folders became too large and i cant use 100% DPI as its too small even with adjustments and visually depressing - its the same on all my laptops and PC.s - it wasn't this way with windows 8 - its obviously something Microsoft have done but can you fix it - i have seen this problem before can you help - anything other than 100% DPI causes the arrows to be huge - screen resolution has no relationship to the problem - thanking you.

Asked by Firerday 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Navigation menu arrows look strange

Have a look at the screenshot. Sometimes the navigation arrows come in strange shapes and sizes. Sometimes the sizes are completely disproportionate. http://gyazo.com/5b5… (read more)

Have a look at the screenshot. Sometimes the navigation arrows come in strange shapes and sizes. Sometimes the sizes are completely disproportionate.

http://gyazo.com/5b5decf3aa62f0c982fbf6566b95389e.png

Asked by LKozDev 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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scrolling down an nbc news article causes back history to fill up

Just open up nbcnews.com, click any article, use the back button's drop down menu to see that there is only one page to go back to, the nbc home page. Now scroll down to… (read more)

Just open up nbcnews.com, click any article, use the back button's drop down menu to see that there is only one page to go back to, the nbc home page. Now scroll down to the bottom of the article and now check the back button again. It's full of history for this single page. So now getting back to the nbc home page requires lots of clicks. So Annoying.

Asked by dfontanesi 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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I have Windows 8.1 and my Firefox bookmarks tend to disappear; I can't restore, import or add new bookmarks. Can this be fixed, and if so, how??

I have already tried a clean unistall and downloading the program anew. I have made sure the firewall (Defender) allows Firefox. Firefox worked for two months on my new c… (read more)

I have already tried a clean unistall and downloading the program anew. I have made sure the firewall (Defender) allows Firefox. Firefox worked for two months on my new computer with Windows 8 before I started having problems. I was hoping 8.1 would fix the problem, but no such luck.

Asked by 43kogjvdl94 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Sections of webpage show black

When webpages are loading, or when I scroll down a page, sections of the page appear black. I can sometimes clear this black panel by rotating up and down, the mouse whee… (read more)

When webpages are loading, or when I scroll down a page, sections of the page appear black. I can sometimes clear this black panel by rotating up and down, the mouse wheel.

I have tried switching off hardware acceleration. I have checked fonts colours (black fonts and white background) and all drivers are up to date.

I am running Windows 8.1 and FF 25.0.

Asked by garyasta 7 years ago

Last reply by Bjørn 7 years ago

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firefox will close when i close the window but the process doesn't shutdown ever since i had updated to FF25

I am running Win. 8.1 and had no issues with FF 24. Since upgrading to FF 25, firefox will appear closed when i close the window but the process doesn't shutdown. I hav… (read more)

I am running Win. 8.1 and had no issues with FF 24. Since upgrading to FF 25, firefox will appear closed when i close the window but the process doesn't shutdown. I have to go into Task Manager to end the process. I can then launch it again.

Asked by ElCapitan 7 years ago

Last reply by rnovember 7 years ago

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May I suggest that Firefox should delay syncing the Master Password until the first time that it is actually required, even if syncing is turned on?

If you use Data Syncing then this is attempted every time you start Firefox. If you also use a Master Password then it tries to sync your passwords every time you start … (read more)

If you use Data Syncing then this is attempted every time you start Firefox. If you also use a Master Password then it tries to sync your passwords every time you start Firefox too. This means that every time you start Firefox it asks you for the Master Password. This is incredibly irritating.

I realize that you need to sync at the beginning of a new session but would it be possible to delay the syncing of passwords until the user actually needs to use a password (i.e. the default behavior for using a Master Password without syncing). After all, it doesn't matter if the passwords are not synchronized if they are not being used. When a password is actually required then Master Password could be requested and the stored passwords could be synchronized if the correct Master Password is supplied.

Asked by NickRob 7 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 7 years ago

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CSS isn't rendering in Firefox 25.0. Webpages don't display correctly.

I recently downloaded FF 25.0 on a new computer (Samsung Series 9) and web pages don't render correctly though I used default settings and have same extensions (all in on… (read more)

I recently downloaded FF 25.0 on a new computer (Samsung Series 9) and web pages don't render correctly though I used default settings and have same extensions (all in one sidebar and list it). I asked our tech person and he said "Your CSS isn't loading. Try clearing your cache and restarting your browser". This worked but now I find I have to repeatedly do it as many as a few times a day, with varied websites, and once it happens, all websites won't render correctly. I don't want to have to switch to chrome, please help! Here is a screenshot.

http://www.screencast.com/t/5GYJ7GE9Ed

Asked by KayAich 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago