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Does anyone ever read feedback submitted through the Help menu?

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it. You do… (read more)

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it.

You don't even get a "sent" confirmation - all I get is a page saying something like "Your feedback will be used to improve Firefox", which doesn't confirm the feedback was sent!

I actually sent feedback about this last year, saying that the "sent" message should be clearer. But who knows if anyone saw it! LOL

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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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 1 week ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 33 minutes ago

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Large grey band covering top of each website

After upgrading to Firefox 89, there is a large grey band covering the top half of almost every website I open. It doesn't seem to happen on reddit.com, but much of reddi… (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 89, there is a large grey band covering the top half of almost every website I open. It doesn't seem to happen on reddit.com, but much of reddit.com isn't displayed properly, so there's still a problem.

I tried several things and ended up deleting my ~/.mozilla and ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox directories, but the problem remains. The attached screenshot shows Firefox upon first start after deleting these two directories.

I'm running Firefox on Linux (Elementary OS 5.1.7, which is based on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS).

Any idea what's going on here?

Asked by Joost Kremers 2 weeks ago

Answered by Benoît_71 1 day ago

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My website is not loading in my Firefox Browser

Hi, I am facing website loading issue from past 2 days. embroik.com is not loading on my Firefox Browser. I have checked its working fine on Chrome and Microsoft Edge bu… (read more)

Hi, I am facing website loading issue from past 2 days. embroik.com is not loading on my Firefox Browser. I have checked its working fine on Chrome and Microsoft Edge but showing issue in Firefox browser. Kindly help me in sorting this issue. Thanks.

Asked by joannhurley21 7 hours ago

Answered by jamesarnold785j 7 hours ago

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Default Search

Google is my default search engine but when I make a search in the address bar it gives me results from https://mybrowser-search.com/search, which is labeled as ' Google … (read more)

Google is my default search engine but when I make a search in the address bar it gives me results from https://mybrowser-search.com/search, which is labeled as ' Google Custom Search' on the results page.

This started after updating the browser. Changing my default search engine to Bing gives me normal results on the Bing page. Changing it back had no effect on the Google outcome.

Asked by jtbibby 9 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 hours ago

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How Do I Shrink Recent Bookmarks Dropdown List?

How Do I Shrink Recent Bookmarks Dropdown List ? I don't NEED or WANT to see a list of ALL my "RECENT" (unorganized) bookmarks. I can't find an option to activate the "dr… (read more)

How Do I Shrink Recent Bookmarks Dropdown List ? I don't NEED or WANT to see a list of ALL my "RECENT" (unorganized) bookmarks. I can't find an option to activate the "dropdown" function in either main preferences or menu customizing. If I "remove" them from the list, they are also removed from where they were saved as a bookmark. If the answer is, "This can't be done.", then I am DONE WITH FIREFOX.

Asked by n.e.flatlander 13 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 hours ago

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How to unblock website notifications?

I've accidentally blocked notifications on a website that I cannot use without its notifications. There doesn't seem to be any way to undo this in the notifications setti… (read more)

I've accidentally blocked notifications on a website that I cannot use without its notifications. There doesn't seem to be any way to undo this in the notifications settings, and I'm at a loss.

Asked by nlibowitz 10 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 hours ago

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Revert curved tabs to square tabs after new update (89.0)

I recently updated Firefox to version 89.0 which made my tabs curved rather than square/blocky. Is there any method to revert the look of my tabs? This is strictly for ae… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox to version 89.0 which made my tabs curved rather than square/blocky. Is there any method to revert the look of my tabs? This is strictly for aesthetic purposes.

Asked by bobbotboy 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Tabs are no longer delineated

Since updating to the latest version my tabs are all just sitting out in the open without any lines delineating each one and they don't appear to be formatted correctly a… (read more)

Since updating to the latest version my tabs are all just sitting out in the open without any lines delineating each one and they don't appear to be formatted correctly as per the "MUTED" text which has appeared and is not needed.

Please tell me this is not the new interface.

Asked by Oldneweng 2 weeks ago

Answered by Lisi 1 week ago

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How do I shrink the really large fonts in Firefox 89 UI?

I finally turned off the menu bar some time back and started using the Bookmarks Menu Button (the little star with an underline). With v89, the dropdown menu from this is… (read more)

I finally turned off the menu bar some time back and started using the Bookmarks Menu Button (the little star with an underline). With v89, the dropdown menu from this is huge. The fonts are a lot bigger than in v88, and for some reason, there are now two "Manage bookmarks" items, one at the top and one at the bottom. Is there any way, either official or through userChrome.css, to choose a small font? I already have a userChrome.css that I used to remove items from the old Bookmarks menu on the menu bar, but those don't apply to the BM Button.

Asked by yuanhaoyoung 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Twitter not loading in Firefox 89.0.1: failedScript=polyfills

I'm finding that Twitter is not loading in my desktop Firefox browser (89.0.1), and I'm getting the error "failedScript=polyfills". I do use an ad blocker, but it's turne… (read more)

I'm finding that Twitter is not loading in my desktop Firefox browser (89.0.1), and I'm getting the error "failedScript=polyfills". I do use an ad blocker, but it's turned off for Twitter, so I'm not sure how that could be the issue. I'm not having the same issue in Safari. Thanks for any help!

Asked by WhatCheer 15 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

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Firefox reinstalled by itself and deleted all old data

Hi guys, Yesterday when I found that Firefox was updated and reinstall a new version by itself and the problem is that it deleted all old data (passwords, cookies, prefer… (read more)

Hi guys, Yesterday when I found that Firefox was updated and reinstall a new version by itself and the problem is that it deleted all old data (passwords, cookies, preferences...) and I did not find the folder "old firefox data" on my desktop. Is there a way to get back all those data please?

Many Thanks

Asked by Maher 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 21 hours ago

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Sidebar and Bookmarks

How do I add the show sidebar icon to the taskbar so I can see my listing of bookmarks in the sidebar? I tried the general help area and found no answer to my question. T… (read more)

How do I add the show sidebar icon to the taskbar so I can see my listing of bookmarks in the sidebar? I tried the general help area and found no answer to my question. Thanks.

Asked by Jon 17 hours ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 17 hours ago

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Bookmarks toolbar won't stay open

Before the update, my bookmarks toolbox was permanently open on the left side of the screen. That was a perfect setup for me, as I use a lot of bookmarklets for time savi… (read more)

Before the update, my bookmarks toolbox was permanently open on the left side of the screen. That was a perfect setup for me, as I use a lot of bookmarklets for time saving on sites I'm on frequently. Since the update, all I have at the top of the screen is Import bookmarks and Most Visited (top left) and Other Bookmarks (top right). I can open Other Bookmarks, and my bookmarklets are there, but clicking one closes the Other Bookmarks folder each and every time. This renders them useless for my purpose. Is there a way to reopen, and KEEP open, my toolbox? I've tried clicking the Keep Open option and selecting done, but that doesn't do what I'm wanting it to do.

Asked by jhopemassey 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 19 hours ago

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How can I stop FireFox from changing my Adobe PDF's to FireFox HTML's???

I was converting a MS word doc on my computer to an Adobe PDF and saving it on my computer. FireFox changes it to a FireFox HTML (I'm not not even using the Browser). Whi… (read more)

I was converting a MS word doc on my computer to an Adobe PDF and saving it on my computer. FireFox changes it to a FireFox HTML (I'm not not even using the Browser). While MS windows 7 lets me choose which way I want to view it (with Adobe or any browser), it is IMPOSSIBLE to post onto Facebook. FB is looking for a PDF and the file I converted to is something else. So now I can't post my PDF's because FireFox intrudes into my computer and changes things. HOW CAN THIS BE RECTIFIED? Can I stop FF from doing this?

Asked by CruzR 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Session transfer

I've managed multiple profiles, and used the profile manager for years. Usually, when I want to update/replace a session from one profile to another, these are the files … (read more)

I've managed multiple profiles, and used the profile manager for years.

Usually, when I want to update/replace a session from one profile to another, these are the files I transfer.

When I launch the profile, it should open to the same tab as in the previous profile, and the tab count should be the same. That is, until today.

No matter what I try with the new profile, the same old session keeps coming up.

Asked by noel_envode 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Urll connects to wrong website

When I try to connect to the site for my internet provider, I am connected to the companies site for businesses. Ii have tried my cell (OK), my laptop (OK), and Safari (O… (read more)

When I try to connect to the site for my internet provider, I am connected to the companies site for businesses. Ii have tried my cell (OK), my laptop (OK), and Safari (OK). so it looks like FireFox has become confused about the site meant to be accessed by that URL. Suggestions on how to reteach FireFox, please.

iMac, Catalina latest update, FireFox 89

Asked by Bettona99 1 day ago

Answered by Bettona99 22 hours ago

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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgradin… (read more)

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgrading error, or is it just the way Firefox will be now?

Asked by firefox1202 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago