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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 39 minutes ago

YouTube silence skip option?

There's an extension on Google Chrome that allows you to skip silences on YouTube videos. Unfortunately, this extension doesn't work on Firefox as noted by the developer … (read more)

There's an extension on Google Chrome that allows you to skip silences on YouTube videos. Unfortunately, this extension doesn't work on Firefox as noted by the developer of the extension:

"'Skip Silence' uses JavaScript's video.playbackRate and MediaSourceElement simultaneously to achieve its effect. Unfortunately, Firefox currently has a bug that stops video.playbackRate from working when already using MediaSourceElement - making this extension useless."

Perhaps, Mozilla can implement a built-in feature on Firefox that allows us to skip silences on YouTube videos. Thank you.

Asked by Zneek 6 days ago

Files from hosting websites are not loading

When I try to access files from hosting websites (like this https://files.catbox.moe/2egirq.jpg ) I am met with a 'The connection has timed out'. Other similar sites hav… (read more)

When I try to access files from hosting websites (like this https://files.catbox.moe/2egirq.jpg ) I am met with a 'The connection has timed out'. Other similar sites have the same problem however Catbox worked once for an unknown reason and since will not load anything. Looking at the page info, it says the connection is not encrypted. Clearing the site cookies, disabling extentions has not worked, and I am on the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by ricetea3659 6 days ago

Duplex printing

Just recently I am no longer able to print duplex (2 sided) pages in Firefox. I am using in Windows 10 and the printers default is set to print in Duplex, but firefox cha… (read more)

Just recently I am no longer able to print duplex (2 sided) pages in Firefox. I am using in Windows 10 and the printers default is set to print in Duplex, but firefox changes this to singled sided and does not allow me to select 2-sided option. Any ideas?

Asked by kwid1 6 days 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