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Fresh Firefox install on Mac has no spell checking and no spelling/language items in right-click menu

I've long had a Mac with a Firefox install. For as a long as I remember, the spellchecking (when entering text in textedit boxes) has never worked. But that's been ok b… (tuilleadh eolais)

I've long had a Mac with a Firefox install. For as a long as I remember, the spellchecking (when entering text in textedit boxes) has never worked. But that's been ok because I only had the Mac for an xcode/iOS development job, and did most of my web browsing (using Firefox) elsewhere (Linux machines running Debian) and spell checking always worked fine there.

However stupid typos slipping through when I was using Firefox on the Mac eventually led to me wanting to get to the bottom of this.

It wasn't so much simply that the spellchecking doesn't operate... it's that the right-click menu is strangely devoid of anything but

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(that last one from uBlock Origin plugin). NB there were no "Language" or "Check spelling" items there at all, which are the first things I'd look for on my other machines if spellchecking went awry.

I tied all the usual diagnostics/fixes: remove plugins (uBlock Origin is the only one I ever use), new profile, "refresh firefox"... none of it made any difference. I went through a ton of items on this site by nothing seemed to be quite the same problem and the suggested solutions didn't work for me.

I eventually decided reinstalling from scratch was the only option: binned Applications/Firefox and Library/Application Support/Firefox and did a fresh install of the 119.0 download. But no joy. I'm typing this in it right now and there's no spellchecking happening and the right-click menu is just the same as it was before: devoid of "Check spelling" or "Language" items.

The Firefox settings "Language" section does show "English (GB)" selected, and "Check your spelling as you type" enabled. But spell-checking certainly isn't happening in any text box I'm using.

(I've attached a screenshot of what the right-click menu does look like, when I bring it up in this text box I'm typing in now.)

I'm not a "Mac native" so I'm not sure what else on the system could be messing things up. In the system settings the Trackpad is set to "Click with 2 fingers" and certainly brings up a menu in Firefox text edit boxes... but it seems odd that the Language/Spelling-related items I'd expect to see are missing from it.

I'm totally baffled. Any help much appreciated.

Asked by timday1 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by zeroknight 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

The preference browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-indicator does not work as expected anymore.

It used to be that when I'd set browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-indicator to false, that there would not be the text Private browsing next to the private browsing icon… (tuilleadh eolais)

It used to be that when I'd set browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-indicator to false, that there would not be the text Private browsing next to the private browsing icon on the tab bar. But now, even though I have confirmed that the setting is still on false, the text is back, just where I don't want it.

What is going on, and what step can I take to change it back?

Asked by Sterrence 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by zeroknight 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Issue Accessing Google Drive Links on Firefox Through Canvas.

I've been having this issue constantly since I started using Fire Fox and cannot seem to get it fixed. My school uses Canvas by Instructure for assignments, teachers will… (tuilleadh eolais)

I've been having this issue constantly since I started using Fire Fox and cannot seem to get it fixed. My school uses Canvas by Instructure for assignments, teachers will often times have links that are direct to a google drive that is only accessible through my school email account. Normally on other browsers i can just see the document normally(shown in one of the images using MS Edge), but on fire fox it asks me to authorize the account is mine and to enter my password in. After doing so i am met with "Authorization failed. Please click "Authorize" to try again."(shown in the other image using Fire Fox) and no matter how many times i am unable to access the document.

Asked by PabloOlguin027 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by cor-el 5 mhí ó shin

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Cannot watch streami9ng movies on Netflix in Firefox browser??

Every time I open Netflix in Firefox browser, to watch streaming movies, it won't show them but keeps taking me to a page asking me to log in again or pay for a Netflix a… (tuilleadh eolais)

Every time I open Netflix in Firefox browser, to watch streaming movies, it won't show them but keeps taking me to a page asking me to log in again or pay for a Netflix account. (attached) I already have a Netflix account and can watch streaming movies with no problems on other browsers, but not using Firefox, which is my Default browser.

Asked by zlloyd2 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by Marty McFly 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Two factor authentication problem

I hate 2 factor authentication. I don't want to use it. But I was sent to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication because I d… (tuilleadh eolais)

I hate 2 factor authentication. I don't want to use it.

But I was sent to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication because I dared try to make (ok alter) a theme.

Authy sent me a unusable non-windows file, so I tried KeePassXC. It has no place to put a secret key...nor does it even mention one in its guide.

I downloaded KeePassXC just for this, not that I wanted to, so how do I fix this draconian policy need? This program gave me a 16 digit code, but nowhere to enter or use it.

Asked by dreltart 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by cor-el 5 mhí ó shin

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How to disable this feature ''Search for text when you start typing''

Hello team firefox....I am using your browser since Ages(hehe my father sggested it over edge) There is feature called Search for text when you start typing Not sure abo… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello team firefox....I am using your browser since Ages(hehe my father sggested it over edge)

There is feature called Search for text when you start typing Not sure about name AI suggested this name but i want to turn this off....I have attached a image where in the bottom of image you can see a search bar is shown I want to disable it, Now it is really annoys me whenever i start typing or searching for something

Asked by Harsh Kumar Singh 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by cor-el 5 mhí ó shin

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CBS.com videos does not load

Only black screen. No any extension.. I tried clear cookies so many times.. allow all things website.. disabled.. none of these helped. Its same also on Chrome.. edge so … (tuilleadh eolais)

Only black screen. No any extension.. I tried clear cookies so many times.. allow all things website.. disabled.. none of these helped. Its same also on Chrome.. edge so yeah dont know what happened in one week because it worked last week fine only firefox and now not.. Tried ask here also because CBS support not want help me..

Asked by Makezu 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by Makezu 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Firefox - New Tabs just close(only once per restart)

.... when either trying to open them by clicking "open link in new tab" or by manually opening a new tab, then typing something into the browser-line. This has been an i… (tuilleadh eolais)

.... when either trying to open them by clicking "open link in new tab" or by manually opening a new tab, then typing something into the browser-line.

This has been an issue for me now for several versions of firefox ever since like 6 Months ago. It is very annoying, especially after having finished typing a rather long website-adress or search phrase, then hitting enter only to get the new tab closed right into my face without any further comments.

Help would be >MUCH< appreciated!

Cheers~

Asked by Alexander.Weihrauch 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by zeroknight 5 mhí ó shin

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Profiles Page Open Directory Button Broken

Need a little help with About:Profiles page have xfce but a weird bug on my machine its not a show stopper but annoying if i open firefox and type about:profiles ir show… (tuilleadh eolais)

Need a little help with About:Profiles page

have xfce but a weird bug on my machine its not a show stopper but annoying if i open firefox and type about:profiles ir shows you profiles on Firefox you get a box to open the file which should open Thunar (file manager) to show files, but mine opens Sublime text ????

See https://i.imgur.com/EErkzo6.png here I am on Arch Linux with Xfce & DWM combo spoke to other XFCE & DWM users they have weird issues like nothing happens or a text editor opens on theirs ?

So just wondered if it was a FF issue

Asked by daleholden 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by daleholden 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Compact mode - will it be back or not?

An answer from legit source (longtime moderator or developer) is welcome. I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I couldn't find it and I'd like to make my point. I di… (tuilleadh eolais)

An answer from legit source (longtime moderator or developer) is welcome. I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I couldn't find it and I'd like to make my point.

I didn't like the design of Firefox when they first started this design with so much space wasted for tabs and toolbar. Every time I open Firefox it feels odd with gigantic empty spaces if I come from Chrome/Vivaldi which are thoughtfully compact.

I have 14" laptop and Firefox makes the UX very less intuitive.

As of now, I'm using the workaround for compact mode that was posted in this forum numerous times. It says (not supported) beside compact mode which makes me feel like that this feature is going to be removed completely in the future. That's the tipping point where I will stop using Firefox completely.

So, coming to the question - wait - Subject is the question...

Asked by Gmk 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by Paul 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

WhatsApp does not open in FireFox 119.0

WhatsApp Web endless loading and general website whatsapp.com does not open correctly in FireFox 119.0. I tested other browsers: Chrome, Brave, Opera - everyone opens Wha… (tuilleadh eolais)

WhatsApp Web endless loading and general website whatsapp.com does not open correctly in FireFox 119.0. I tested other browsers: Chrome, Brave, Opera - everyone opens WhatsApp normally. I also tested FireFox on other devices with a clean installation - the problem persists.

FireFox 119.0, Windows 10, Windows 11.

Asked by alexx-design 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by alexx-design 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Black and or white rectangles on web pages

I get black and or white rectangles on web pages as I scroll or move the cursor. Some times they obscure what is on the page, sometimes a ghost of what is underneath show… (tuilleadh eolais)

I get black and or white rectangles on web pages as I scroll or move the cursor. Some times they obscure what is on the page, sometimes a ghost of what is underneath shows through, sometimes they are like a layer between page components. I've attached a couple of screenshots to show some of the problems. I've reset Firefox but it made no difference. Any suggestions? Rhanks Tony

PC Acer Spin SP513-55N OS Windows 11 22H2 Firefox 119 build 20231019122658

Asked by Tony 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by zeroknight 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

How to switch the base language on Firefox

Quick background: I live in the US. I wiped my computer while traveling in the Netherlands. I installed Firefox while in the Netherlands. I quickly noticed that the defau… (tuilleadh eolais)

Quick background: I live in the US. I wiped my computer while traveling in the Netherlands. I installed Firefox while in the Netherlands. I quickly noticed that the default language was Dutch. No biggie, I looked around and "managed language" to English in the Firefox settings.

The problem is that Firefox is still stuck on Dutch mode. Even the spell checker is stuck. Internal messaging is stuck (e.g. the messages on the bottom of the page while loading a site). I just went to DuckDuckGo and it defaulted the page to Dutch.

I understand that I could reinstall Firefox while I am at home (US). But I think this is a bug. The browser should be able to switch languages in the settings, etc.

Let me know if I am doing it wrong.

Asked by juanca.med 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by juanca.med 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Switching to new tab automatically

I have just upgraded my desktop to Win11 and have an issue now with Firefox. I have When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately checked, … (tuilleadh eolais)

I have just upgraded my desktop to Win11 and have an issue now with Firefox.

I have When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately checked, but when I open a bookmark or click on a link, the new tab opens, but FF does not switch to it immediately.

I've done a search here, but only find questions on how not to switch immediately. ;)

Asked by Steve2526 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by Steve2526 5 mhí ó shin

  • Réitithe

Firefox Screwed Up My Bookmarks

I just wanted to make my bookmarks from my new PC available on my old PC. I signed into sync on the new PC and it's imported a whole of of old links and totally messed up… (tuilleadh eolais)

I just wanted to make my bookmarks from my new PC available on my old PC. I signed into sync on the new PC and it's imported a whole of of old links and totally messed up the setup on the machine. Has it merged the bookmarks or imported old saved bookmarks from my account? Is there a way of reversing this. I selected add another device and maybe it found the old computer on which I was logged into my Mozilla account.

Asked by eugbug1 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by cor-el 5 mhí ó shin

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New update messed everything up

So I opened firefox today and it updated and after it updated my tabs are now like a 4th of my screen (see screenshot) and also the bookmark bar is now white where I beli… (tuilleadh eolais)

So I opened firefox today and it updated and after it updated my tabs are now like a 4th of my screen (see screenshot) and also the bookmark bar is now white where I believe it was grey or black before. I am not sure what to do to fix this issue.

Asked by connorlucky 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by Terry 5 mhí ó shin

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Hover over menu doesn't show up in some websites (even after changing settings in about:config)

Hi, I've had this issue since I installed firefox on my current computer. The hover menu shows up on Youtube and some other video websites, but not on Twitter for example… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi, I've had this issue since I installed firefox on my current computer. The hover menu shows up on Youtube and some other video websites, but not on Twitter for example.

I followed what a forum post here said about dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled and HID touch interface, neither did anything for me (I don't even have a HID touch interface device on my list, not even hidden).

Need some help :P

Asked by Charlie 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by zeroknight 5 mhí ó shin

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Previous Tabs being closed

I have "Open previous windows and tabs" checked in the settings, And have been using firefox in that manner for years, Like I would close the browser without thinking, An… (tuilleadh eolais)

I have "Open previous windows and tabs" checked in the settings, And have been using firefox in that manner for years, Like I would close the browser without thinking, And coming back to what i was working on. But today for some reason, I came back to all my tabs gone, And I openned multiple tabs and closed, And opened the browser again and there were no more tabs. (I know about ctrl+shift+N, But that is not automatic) Please help I really need this feature, As i don't like closing tabs!

Asked by HanZotaro 5 mhí ó shin

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 5 mhí ó shin