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Want to get rid of "This time, search with" option in address bar

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used… (read more)

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used to just provide search suggestions from my list of bookmarks, but now below the list of search options is a separate segment with "This time, search with:" followed by multiple icons--in my case, Google (my default browser), bookmarks, tabs, history, and settings. And you know how when you're sometimes typing something you want to find and the desired result is toward the bottom of the list, so instead of pressing the down arrow key to get to it, you press the up arrow to start from the end…well now, when I try that on the address bar, it cycles through each icon before letting me get to the list's end.

I know it sounds like a petty complaint, but it's annoying and inconvenient to have to do it each and every time since it's habitual to cycle from top to bottom or vice versa on basically every other search bar. I went the route of "Settings > Options > Search > Search Shortcuts" to see if I could get rid of these icons, but just like how it doesn't let you get rid of search engines when you only have one on the list, it doesn't give you an option to remove these superfluous icons.

These Mozilla dumbasses seem to lack foresight and/or consideration with the way they limit user preferences. Can anybody give me any alternative solutions? Please spare me the snide answers like "switch to Chrome" (already considering it). If there's a way to simply circumvent these icons in the address bar rather than getting rid of them entirely, that would be more that enough: I just don't know how to go about it. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my submission/rant.

Asked by xcutsy 5 days ago

Answered by Standard8 1 hour ago

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Unknown shortcut. Content turned by 90 degrees. What happened?

It happened that I worked with an online workbook for classes that I have a subscription for. By mistake I pressed a keyboard shortcut (regrettably I don't remenber it, o… (read more)

It happened that I worked with an online workbook for classes that I have a subscription for. By mistake I pressed a keyboard shortcut (regrettably I don't remenber it, otherwse I would simply repeat the shortcut), and the content turned by 90 degrees. But not all of the content. The toolbar of the workbook ist still in the same position as it should be.

My suspicion is that the workbook simply is a PDF and that only the embedded PDF turned but not the whole browser window? Has anybody an idea of what to do?

Thank you!

Asked by geertje.koenig 2 hours ago

Answered by geertje.koenig 1 hour ago

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How does one get rid of this awful new Print layout module?

I realize Firefox is free, so I should not complain, but why oh why has Mozilla changed the Firefox print interface in Version 86? Print Preview has gone. The controls a… (read more)

I realize Firefox is free, so I should not complain, but why oh why has Mozilla changed the Firefox print interface in Version 86? Print Preview has gone. The controls are on the wrong side. It now resembles Google Chrome, which is just horrendous! Half the options are hidden so it takes twice as long to do what one wants to do. The interface is much more clumsy. I could go on. How do I reverse this? I cannot work with it! I uninstalled v86 and installed v85, and the horrendous print layout is still there!! Thanks in advance

And why is Firefox feebback page no longer working?

Asked by brox1026 18 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 hours ago

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browser alt.config

How do I open the local alt.config page for Firefox? Whenever i type alt.config in the url bar it tries to go on the net and then shows a 'not found' error and a useless… (read more)

How do I open the local alt.config page for Firefox? Whenever i type alt.config in the url bar it tries to go on the net and then shows a 'not found' error and a useless search results page from the network provider that says 'alt' isn't a valid network domain

Asked by sgreen3 19 hours ago

Answered by tjn21 9 hours ago

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HTML5 player for windows xp 32 bit sp3 Firefox 52.9.1 ESR

Hello,I have Windows XP 32 bit with service pack 3 and Firefox 52.9.1 ESR browser. Now that adobe flash player is history I can't play videos online that are not on youtu… (read more)

Hello,I have Windows XP 32 bit with service pack 3 and Firefox 52.9.1 ESR browser. Now that adobe flash player is history I can't play videos online that are not on youtube. I can still watch youtube videos.

Is there a HTML5 video player or something else I can install on this old system that will work or is that not possible? I know it's an old system but it still does the job.

Thanks.

Asked by adm 3 weeks ago

Answered by James 2 weeks ago

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logins and passwords add-ons bookmarks

Yesterday I reseted my pc and once I was able to get in and reinstall Firefox I did. Once signed in usually everything is there. I might have rearrange a few add-ons but … (read more)

Yesterday I reseted my pc and once I was able to get in and reinstall Firefox I did. Once signed in usually everything is there. I might have rearrange a few add-ons but its good to go but not this time. Everything was gone. My passwords, add-ons and bookmarks.

Asked by destroyerofjericho 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Update size

I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it req… (read more)

I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it requires. If an update is large, I need to take my laptop to a free WiFi location. Thanks

Asked by Mr.Dan 23 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 21 hours ago

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Print button saves file

Why does the Firefox print button launch the save window? When I open an attachment from an email to print, the print button automatically wants to save the document as a… (read more)

Why does the Firefox print button launch the save window? When I open an attachment from an email to print, the print button automatically wants to save the document as a PDF. If you try to open the PDF after being saved, it will launch the printer function on my MacBook Pro.

I have tried the procedures in the "Fix Printer Problem" article, which does not resolve the problem. If I refresh Firefox, the print button will work for a few days and then reverts to saving files.

I have removed and redownloaded Firefox multiple times, and I get the same results. I have used Firefox for quite a while and never had this problem. This issue is something that has started about two months ago.

Asked by gmichaelbargas 21 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 20 hours ago

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Stop Auto Google Login Across Tabs / Windows

Hi. When logged in to google (e.g., gmail) in one firefox tab, I am them auto-logged in to that same google account in any new tab or window I open. Is there a way to st… (read more)

Hi.

When logged in to google (e.g., gmail) in one firefox tab, I am them auto-logged in to that same google account in any new tab or window I open. Is there a way to stop this?

I would like to be able to have one tab logged in to a google product (e.g., gmail, google calendar, youtube), but retain a "blank slate" when I open new tabs or windows, so that I can browse anonymously or log in to multiple different accounts (google or otherwise).

I have privacy badger and HTTPS everywhere installed in firefox, have set the browser to block all third party cookies, and to never remember history (high security settings across the board) . I tried enabling Multi-Account Containers, but I'm not sure how to use it and also suspect it is a more complicated functionality than I actually need.

I would imagine there has to be a way to "break" the connection between multiple open tabs or windows. Thanks!

Asked by danegrossman 20 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 19 hours ago

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Erreur Netflix F7121-1331

I got since yesterday error F7121-1331 when I try to stream any movie on Netflix. Netflix support said it's related to firefox. They said to uptodate firefox but I have… (read more)

I got since yesterday error F7121-1331 when I try to stream any movie on Netflix.

Netflix support said it's related to firefox. They said to uptodate firefox but I have already latest version (86.0).

Only other solution according to them, is to use an other naviguator. And, well, it works with Chrome, so it seems really related to firefox.


https://help.netflix.com/fr/node/100151?accordionCategory=mac_computer

Thanks.

Asked by pierrejossart 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Exceptions for cookies not stored

Hello I have set firefox to clear cookies when closing. Nevertheless I want to maintain some exceptions. So I enter the website for that I want to keep the cookies and sa… (read more)

Hello I have set firefox to clear cookies when closing. Nevertheless I want to maintain some exceptions. So I enter the website for that I want to keep the cookies and save. After closing firefox and open it again, this setting for the website is gone, and alos the cookies. How can I permanetly storing these execption? Regards Oliver

Asked by OKA 3 weeks ago

Answered by OKA 3 weeks ago

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How can you disable image smoothing if firefox?

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoot… (read more)

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoothing of Firefox?

Asked by Super Scooper 16 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 15 hours ago

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Refresh disaster

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my book… (read more)

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my bookmarks, etc., so I tried to add them by calling up the site and pressing Control+D, clicking on the star, etc. Nothing worked. Then I tried to add "Top Sites" to the opening page of the browser, putting in the name and URL. That didn't work either. Then I went to look at the suggestions on the Mozilla site as to what to do, either to allow the current version of Firefox to accept Top Sites & Bookmarks, or to reinsert the Old Firefox Data. I found the relevant pages but could make no sense of them. The recommendations are infinitely beyond my computer capacities, but even the simplest suggestions, like 'open the Old Firefox Data folder, highlight the items contained therein, right click, and press Copy' were unhelpful, since when I right-clicked, the menu that came up didn't include "Copy." Should I uninstall Firefox and download anew? I'm using Windows 7 and Firefox of approximately the same vintage. (Alas) I am also of a generation that remembers when electric typewriters were the big new thing, so I'm going to need very very simple instructions. . . . Many thanks, DKS

Asked by shuger 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox Nightly startup fullscreen glitch?

Everytime I start up Firefox Nightly in fully maximized. The tab area as you can see in the picture provided shows like that all kinda glitched out in the tab area until … (read more)

Everytime I start up Firefox Nightly in fully maximized. The tab area as you can see in the picture provided shows like that all kinda glitched out in the tab area until I either move firefox around again or remaximize firefox to fix it. It only happens when firefox is left maximized when I close it and then reopen the browser but doesnt happen when it's not maximized. I hope we can figure this issue out and sorry if it's not in the right topic. I'm thinking it has something maybe to do with the skeleton UI thing? It doesn't happen on any other version of Firefox.

Asked by Rainyi 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

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Quora images are broken on Firefox

When I visit quora.com on Firefox, I get broken images. This doesn't happen with Edge or Chrome, and of course not on my other devices (so not a network/firewall issue). … (read more)

When I visit quora.com on Firefox, I get broken images. This doesn't happen with Edge or Chrome, and of course not on my other devices (so not a network/firewall issue). It seems to be only on Quora so far.

I tried deleting cache, refreshing the browser, creating a new account, running without add-ons or plugins, without success. Switching off the enhanced tracking protection doesn't help either. I am running out of options...

The only thing I can think off, is that the browser was installed with admin rights that I do not have anymore, although it still updates without errors.

Can anyone help?

Asked by vincent.arnoux 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How to sort all my bookmarks by date regardless of the folder they are in.

Hi. I would like to sort all my bookmarks by date, regardless of the folder in which they are stored. Is there a way to see all my bookmarks on a single page/folder? Than… (read more)

Hi. I would like to sort all my bookmarks by date, regardless of the folder in which they are stored. Is there a way to see all my bookmarks on a single page/folder? Thank you

Asked by contact.vm8 16 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 16 hours ago

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Won't load pages on desktop

For the last week or so, Firefox on my desktop has opened to a blank new tab screen, and won't load any other pages. It won't even load support.mozilla.org, I'm asking th… (read more)

For the last week or so, Firefox on my desktop has opened to a blank new tab screen, and won't load any other pages. It won't even load support.mozilla.org, I'm asking this on my phone! I've had to use Edge on the occasions that I CAN'T use my mobile for the task; printing shipping labels, downloading a better art program, that sort of thing. I'd really rather NOT use Edge at all, thanks.

Asked by jordanliora1995 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Bookmarks Recovery

So the deal is I reinstall my parents windows 10 . The sync on Firefox was on , but they forgot the password after resting the password i lost all my data. The Question … (read more)

So the deal is I reinstall my parents windows 10 . The sync on Firefox was on , but they forgot the password after resting the password i lost all my data. The Question is i got access to old Firefox folder and i can see there folder Bookmarksbackup can i restore my bookmarks somehow with this file ?

Asked by dimitrii.usp 20 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 20 hours ago

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Firefox seems to block some HTTPS sites in "HTTPS-Only" mode

I selected the new HTTPS-Only mode in Firefox 83.0, and some URLs are being blocked, followed by the "Secure Connection Not Available" message. Yet, when I click "Continu… (read more)

I selected the new HTTPS-Only mode in Firefox 83.0, and some URLs are being blocked, followed by the "Secure Connection Not Available" message. Yet, when I click "Continue to the HTTP site," the site URL is HTTPS, and the grey lock in the URL bar is in the fully secure position. Please let me know what this means, or whether this is a bug to be worked out. Thanks in advance.

Asked by DrBB01 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago