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Is there a way to stop Firefox from guessing what webpage I want to visit?

When I am trying to type in a web address the Firefox browser tries to "guess" what website I want to visit by auto-filling. This is sometimes useful, but most of the tim… (read more)

When I am trying to type in a web address the Firefox browser tries to "guess" what website I want to visit by auto-filling. This is sometimes useful, but most of the time it guesses wrong or takes me to a webpage when I wanted to search. Currently I am trying to sign into one of my Wordpress and Firefox will NOT let me type /wp-login.php at the end of the URL it keeps redirecting me to another page on my website no matter what I do. Is there any way to just disable this "feature" because I swear I'm about to switch to Opera as this is driving me bonkers. (I will never switch to Chrome, don't worry.)

Asked by Zach Spears 37 minutes ago

Permissions section of Site Information panel is wrong?

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041 I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security. When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info… (read more)

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041

I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security.

When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info panel, image attached. When I choose X, the icon disappears; it says "a refresh might be necessary". When i refresh, the icon is back. No google cookie is listed in "Cookies and site data"

I refreshed firefox, reapplied my preferences. Problem persists.

I first noticed it this afternoon; it does not happen with Firefox 85, same privacy settings.

Is there something I can do to change this behaviour?

Thanks.

-merina

Asked by merina 1 hour ago

Put tabs BELOW address bar already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi to ALL Firefox admins and programmers..... I think Im speaking for most people when I say this...... PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!! People … (read more)

Hi

to ALL Firefox admins and programmers.....

I think Im speaking for most people when I say this......

PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!!

People have been begging you to do this for ******* years!!!

Stop being such a**holes and make it like this BY DEFAULT FOREVER! And add a simple option in the setting that always allows the user to put the tabs above or below....but I know most people want this always BELOW!!!

Fix this issue PLEASE it pisses soooo many people off having the tabs above the address bar. ...Also when I double click on the empty space beside the tabs it just shrink the open window.....change this so double clicking on the empty area OPENS A NEW TAB...

Signed a VERY pissed off user!

Asked by mrgzjk 1 hour ago

Tabs On Firefox

I have been using Firefox for many year. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox recently. I have a PC with Windows 10. I typically have 5-6 browser windows opens (go… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many year. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox recently.

I have a PC with Windows 10.

I typically have 5-6 browser windows opens (going back for year). 3 Ancestry.com search windows, one LDS Search window, and Yahoo e-mail window and sometimes fantasy sports window. I spend most of my online time doing genealogy research at ancestry.com.

Until a few months ago when I open a new Ancestry.com page in a tab, the page opened in the same tab. This is what I have been used to and expect. Within the last few month when I open a new ancestry.com page in a tab it opens in a new tab. Eventually I have 10-15 tabs opens which is don't like.

In "option" in the category "tabs" I have the 1st 2 boxes checked, the 2nd box being "Open links in tabs instead of new windows".

Is there something I can co to stop all these new tabs from opening when I am opening new ancestry.com pages in an ancestry.com tab?

Bob Allen

Asked by boballen1948 1 hour ago

How to disable url loading notification in bottom left

Hi, Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the b… (read more)

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the browser?

I'm using an OLED and am trying to disable as many re-current static objects as possible. In my 25 years of web browsing I've never found this to be a useful feature so I'd rather it be disabled.

I can't seem to find any settings pertaining to it and all the info I can find on disabling is quite old and doesn't seem to be accurate anymore.

Any tips would be very appreciated.

Asked by the.blind.artist 1 hour ago

Increase text size of bookmarks font

Is there a way to increase the size of the font of bookmarks? They are so small and hard to read. It seems like there used to be an extension that did this but it no long… (read more)

Is there a way to increase the size of the font of bookmarks? They are so small and hard to read. It seems like there used to be an extension that did this but it no longer works. Thanks!

Asked by ivelasq 2 hours ago

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I want to make it so firefox never opens previous tabs

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default fire… (read more)

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default firefox opens up all the tabs from the previous session, and lazy loads them. I would like it so that it no longer does this. That it just always opens a single new tab. Irrespective of whether firefox closed, or I shut down my computer while it was still open. Is there a way to do this? General > Start-up > Restore previous session, is already unchecked. Thank you very much, Sashin

Asked by myself2 2 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Deleting cookies and cache

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically de… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro

Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically deleted on exit from Firefox with no problem. Now I can not delete them for some reason. Even when I try manually to "Clear Data" and also manually clear all History (all sub-menus checked to be cleared). When I restart and open an online newsletter, normally I have to sign in. I don NOT have passwords checked to be saved in FF options and never did. But now with the new version it just auto signs me into that website. I do NOT want my passwords saved/remembered, nor any of my other info, etc! It is really annoying and not secure if FF is now saving information we don't want it to! What is going on here? How do I resolve and get back the way I had it before the update? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I don't want to start from scratch by clearing out Firefox totally or messing with my profile. I have too much customization to start over from scratch. (That would be like asking somebody to reinstall Windows entirely when something minor goes haywire!)

Asked by msg_824 3 hours ago

Last reply by msg_824 45 minutes ago

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Alt + Spacebar shortcut

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which… (read more)

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which is to control a window Size, Move, Exit, etc. I've tried it with AddOns disabled. Any ideas please?

Asked by stan28 3 hours ago

Answered by stan28 25 minutes ago

Sample CA 2 eror

Installed the latest version of Firefox. Tried to change home page to www.google.com/news and got an Sample CA 2 error page. I then tried to access financial, shopping … (read more)

Installed the latest version of Firefox. Tried to change home page to www.google.com/news and got an Sample CA 2 error page. I then tried to access financial, shopping and other common links to get the same results. I got into a chat with McAfee and they sent be back to you. I have tried turning off firewall, and other features and nothing improved. I am running McAfee Total Protection on Windows 10. Suggestions?

Asked by LRB 3 hours ago

Print problems after Firefox 85 update on Windows 7 machine

Firefox was auto-updated to 85 yesterday on a Windows 7 computer I use regularly. After the update it will no longer print when I use the print icon. I have to use Ctrl-P… (read more)

Firefox was auto-updated to 85 yesterday on a Windows 7 computer I use regularly. After the update it will no longer print when I use the print icon. I have to use Ctrl-P. When I click the print icon in the toolbar (or select it from the drop-down in the menu), the preview window comes up, at which point I hit the Print button. Then the print dialog box (where I choose the printer, page count, etc) appears next to the preview, as it always did. I set the print options as I always do, hit the Print button in the dialog box and it flashes but does not print. The preview does not go away and the print dialog box does not go away. As if that's not enough, it locks Firefox up. I can still make selections in the dialog box but I cannot close it and clicking buttons on it or on the Firefox window in the background does nothing. I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del and end the Firefox process. If I use Ctrl-P the preview does not come up (which appears to be the only difference between the two printing methods), I make the same selections in the dialog box, hit the Print button, and it works... FYI - This same computer was used daily for printing from Firefox before the 85 update with NO problems. The Firefox update is the only thing that has changed and this problem is unique to Firefox. (I switched to Chrome to confirm.) I have tried restarting the machine and starting Firefox in safe mode (and clearing cache, although I doubt that would do anything) and the problem persists.

Asked by kevin_kruger 3 hours ago

Last reply by fuffberry 2 hours ago

New Tab Top Sites Icon Background Color

Background I have recently made a modification to my Firefox profile folder to allow the New Tab page to have a background image, but now I am noticing some strange behav… (read more)

Background

I have recently made a modification to my Firefox profile folder to allow the New Tab page to have a background image, but now I am noticing some strange behavior.

When first running Firefox it looks like this.

As you can see, for the sites that don't have a high-quality favicon available, Firefox uses a letter and the low-quality favicon. What I'm pointing out here is that the background for these is transparent.

However, when I open some sites and navigate around, I come back to see this.

There is now no visible letter and the background color for these icons have changed to white. I cannot seem to reproduce this, it just eventually happens after regular use.

This can be fixed by closing the browser and reopening it, but obviously, that's an inconvenience.

Question

Is there a way I can force the icon backgrounds to be transparent, or at least change the solid color to something more fitting to the theme? If possible, please let me know if there is a reason this is happening.

Note: I would rather not resort to setting a custom thumbnail for each of these because I like the way Firefox handles it by default. I'm just looking to fix the "ugly" white background that comes out of nowhere.

Asked by VoidTwo 4 hours ago

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Menu Bar Zoom Options Missing

My [- 100% +] zoom buttons have disappeared. I use them all the time, and now they are not there, just a big white space between the Home icon and the Show Bookmarks ico… (read more)

My [- 100% +] zoom buttons have disappeared. I use them all the time, and now they are not there, just a big white space between the Home icon and the Show Bookmarks icon. Zooming still functions with the menu or hotkeys (Command + and Command -), but the menu bar buttons are gone, and clicking in the sopace where they should be does nothing.

I've tried safe mode, restarting Firefox, and rebooting. Nothing seems to restore them.

Any suggestions?

Asked by spamtrack_firefox 4 hours ago

Answered by spamtrack_firefox 3 hours ago

Twitter not coming up properly.

So, I just tried to get onto Twitter today, and for some reason, the site refuses to come up. I get a blank page listed under 'new tab', but no sign of twitter itself. I … (read more)

So, I just tried to get onto Twitter today, and for some reason, the site refuses to come up. I get a blank page listed under 'new tab', but no sign of twitter itself. I had to use Tweetdeck to get onto the site at all. Is anyone else having this issue, or know how to fix it? I just updated to Version 85.0 of Firefox to see if that would fix it, but no luck. Including a screenshot of what I'm seeing. If anyone can help, it'd be appreciated. All the other sites I've been to have worked.

Asked by Marc7 4 hours ago

Last reply by Marc7 2 hours ago

DRM (Spotify) not working

When trying to use Spotify on Firefox, a yellow banner with "Firefox is Installing Components Needed to Play the Audio or Video on This Page. Please Try Again Later." wil… (read more)

When trying to use Spotify on Firefox, a yellow banner with "Firefox is Installing Components Needed to Play the Audio or Video on This Page. Please Try Again Later." will display and no music is able to be played.

After seeing this I went through a dozen separate help pages/previous answers ranging from making sure DRM is enabled (this is a DRM issue too, Netflix gives the same banner), starting in safe mode, deleting cookies, reinstalling widevine and toggling a few options in about:config but nothing seems to work

Running Spotify in a different browser also worked, but I'd love to stick with Firefox as much as I can, any help would be appreciated!

Asked by ezra 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

Hi I have been a user of firefox for a number of years. recently the message shown in subject has started rearing its ugly head. this is happening with electronic supplie… (read more)

Hi I have been a user of firefox for a number of years. recently the message shown in subject has started rearing its ugly head. this is happening with electronic supplier websites like Farnell and RS components. site which have as before not been a problem in the past.

Not sure if this is a bug or not

Regards Andrew

Asked by andrew131 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Bookmarks Toolbar doesn't display bookmarks

I have it so the bookmarks toolbar only shows up on a new tab, and my new tab page is the Firefox Home page. For a few days when I opened a new tab, the Bookmarks Toolbar… (read more)

I have it so the bookmarks toolbar only shows up on a new tab, and my new tab page is the Firefox Home page. For a few days when I opened a new tab, the Bookmarks Toolbar showed my bookmarks + folders, but now when I open a new tab, the Bookmarks Toolbar is empty. My bookmarks still exist, they just don't show up.

Asked by nguyencgh 5 hours ago

fillable-pdf files

Hi , I am happy that now I can use Firefox with fillable /saveable pdf files most of the time. Unfortunately sometime I have a problem if later I open the pdf with other … (read more)

Hi ,

I am happy that now I can use Firefox with fillable /saveable pdf files most of the time. Unfortunately sometime I have a problem if later I open the pdf with other software: I filled the first 3 line of https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/formspubs/pbg/t3ret/t3ret-fill-20e.pdf and when I saved it and reopened with Microsoft Edge and Xodo some number are missing in the field "Trust account number". I refuse to use Acrobat Reader. Then I can not change the type of fonts or put bold. Could you please fix it?

Have a nice day

Piero

Asked by pierofor 5 hours ago

Firefox Relay Icon in Email Fields - Can't disable

I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64, Version 84.0.2 (64-bit). I really enjoy using Firefox Relay, but I would like to disable the icon in email field… (read more)

I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64, Version 84.0.2 (64-bit). I really enjoy using Firefox Relay, but I would like to disable the icon in email fields. When I click on the switch that does so, it refuses to toggle off. I've Googled and browsed the forums here, but can't find anybody that's experiencing the same issue. I thought that maybe an extension that I have is preventing me from toggling off, but disabling every other extension changed nothing.

Asked by chriscohen 5 hours ago