I want to use a shortcut to open up my Home Page

I want to use CTRL + SHIFT + H to open up my Home Page, preferably overriding my current open tab. I was planning on using a macro to set the hotkey to CTRL + SHIFT + H. … (read more)

I want to use CTRL + SHIFT + H to open up my Home Page, preferably overriding my current open tab.

I was planning on using a macro to set the hotkey to CTRL + SHIFT + H. And direct that macro hotkey to use a Mozilla Firefox shortcut that opens up the Home Page.

But I ran into a problem. The Firefox Shortcut page says that ALT + H opens up the Home Page. When I tried it, all it did was toggle the top menu bar off and on, or open up a Firefox Help Page.

So then I looked at my Saka Keys extension to see if there was an option to set a hotkey for the Home Page. There was none.

Then I tried installing another shortkeys extension. Again, no option to set a hotkey to open up the Home Page.

Then I did more searching and I found various extensions that will open up the Home Page in a new tab. Not what I want, ideally, but I had a look at the extensions anyway. Unfortunately, you can't use a hotkey to open up the tab to that specific Home Page. It just goes to the Home Page automatically when you open up a new tab. You don't use a shortcut. This is problematic because I already have my new tab set to a different website, and I don't want to replace that website with the Home Page. I want to keep the same website for new tabs, and just open up a freaking Home Page using a shortcut.

Firefox has really gotten stupid ever since Quantum. Thanks Firefox!

Asked by gaveitatry 2 months ago

What problems in version 79

Having updated before then had to search for problems caused by updates, last time it was the search bar increasing in size, I would like to ask what is in store if i upd… (read more)

Having updated before then had to search for problems caused by updates, last time it was the search bar increasing in size, I would like to ask what is in store if i update to 79.0? i have version 77.0.1 64 bit.

I seem to recall reading the problem with the search bar would be more pronounced in future versions. What changes have been made in v 79?

FF 77.0.1 64 bit.

Asked by OAKSFOX 2 months ago

Unpin Facebook and Google from Top Sites

After changing my search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo, Google placed an icon with a link to google search in my Top Sites and eliminated one of my chosen top sites. … (read more)

After changing my search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo, Google placed an icon with a link to google search in my Top Sites and eliminated one of my chosen top sites. I cannot unpin the Google icon or the Facebook icon. Is there somthing special that needs to be done to get these icons off my Top Sites? Thanks for any help.

Asked by tprotani 2 months ago

Bookmarks

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've alway… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've always done but now am having a couple issues so I don't know if it is due to switching systems or if I have an issue.

In any case... I like my bookmarks in the toolbar so that is where I aim to put them. I exported my bookmarks from my PC, imported the file and thought I was fine but now I see that not all of the bookmarks are there in the toolbar, most are but not all. Then when I check the recently bookmarked, the missing ones are listed among the others but do not appear where I can find them.

Then I exported from my work PC to a file as before, imported the file and can not find any of them anywhere, keep trying and can't find them.

And now while on a page I click the blue star as I always have, have it pointed to the toolbar folder, click done, check the toolbar and not there. Keep trying and during the process I see an option to remove 3 bookmarks next to option DONE, so I suspect it is something I'm not understanding but on my PC I've never had issues with this.

Asked by needmore 2 months ago

Recover addons from external hdd

Hi there, I just moved to another notebook after the past one dead, and I have to recover my past addons from an external hdd. I just found all the .xpi files that contai… (read more)

Hi there,

I just moved to another notebook after the past one dead, and I have to recover my past addons from an external hdd. I just found all the .xpi files that contain any single add-on, but it's not clear to me how should I manage them so that Firefox will instantly recognize the addons. Can you please help me?

Thank you

Asked by lucaproietti 2 months ago

Unable to access Firefox account

Hi, I'm unable to access my Firefox account as I can't seem to find my recovery code / I switched phones. I understand that I can't get my old account back, no biggie - n… (read more)

Hi,

I'm unable to access my Firefox account as I can't seem to find my recovery code / I switched phones.

I understand that I can't get my old account back, no biggie - not bothered about the sync data.

I would however prefer to keep the email address, as I only have 1 email that I use. Creating a new one just for Firefox seems unnecessary.

Is there anyway I can have the existing account purged so I can re-create under the same email? I can easily prove ownership of the email account (loads of old emails from Firefox etc) The current password is even still stored in my password manager.

Thanks,

Asked by lewis.swatt 2 months ago

Firefox freezes entire mac

I have tried everything I can think of and everything I have been told on how to fix this. I finally went back to Safari. Firefox 79.0 (64bit). I sat today and watched F… (read more)

I have tried everything I can think of and everything I have been told on how to fix this. I finally went back to Safari.

Firefox 79.0 (64bit).

I sat today and watched Firefox with ActivityMonitor running and would go from website to website seeing how often Firefox would freeze the entire mac up. I thought it was just the mouse that was being frozen, nope, it is the entire mac. Everything stops when this freeze occurs. Today I experienced the longest freezes. One lasted over 20 seconds.

I will keep my eye on updates to see if this problem gets fixed. Until then, back to Safari :-(

Asked by cs-temp 2 months ago

Firefox won't start

I have used Firefox on my Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) for 3 years. Yesterday I got a message: 'The application “Firefox.app” can’t be opened.' Since then I have repeatedly… (read more)

I have used Firefox on my Mac (Catalina 10.15.6) for 3 years. Yesterday I got a message: 'The application “Firefox.app” can’t be opened.' Since then I have repeatedly deleted Firefox and all it's associated files; downloaded ver 79 and the results have been the same. So I went to Beta ver 80 and got the same results. As a user of Firefox since it was introduced as Mozilla, I find everything else unsatisfactory and hope someone can help

Asked by Dan_Moss 2 months ago

Firefox is sluggish when watching videos on bilibili.com with live commenting

I'm trying to switch from opera to Firefox, as title says, Firefox is slow when live commenting is enabled on bilibili.com when watching videos, it gets worse if you play… (read more)

I'm trying to switch from opera to Firefox, as title says, Firefox is slow when live commenting is enabled on bilibili.com when watching videos, it gets worse if you play video in full-screen mode, and CPU is about 15% higher than opera even not in full-screen.

I've tested on other two similar website: douyu.com and huya.com , turns out the issue is only with bilibili.com, I found that the live comment feature is implemented by canvas on bilibili.com while the other two sites uses css3 instead, and I simply tested canvas benchmark with benchmark1 and benchmark2 and the result conforms my guess -- opera performs much better than Firefox.

I've tried toggle hardware acceleration and safe mode, no significant improvement observed

Asked by DrakeXiang 2 months ago

garmin connect problems

I have recently replaced my macbook and from that point on am no longer able to get access to the garmin connect web page. I tried several work arounds, none of which wor… (read more)

I have recently replaced my macbook and from that point on am no longer able to get access to the garmin connect web page. I tried several work arounds, none of which worked. Eventually I tried using a different browser. Bingo. this works. Can anybody advise how to stop firefox blocking this webpage?

Asked by simon ball 2 months ago

Site Registration

I want to make this site checked so i wont get nonsecured or something like that... i dont know if i can or i cant send the link to my site, but i will give if you reques… (read more)

I want to make this site checked so i wont get nonsecured or something like that... i dont know if i can or i cant send the link to my site, but i will give if you request.

Asked by hyper1 2 months ago

Airpods Automatic Ear Detection not working

Hello! I'm writing because I use Airpods Automatic Ear Detection and it works with other browsers (if I take one off, the audio/video pauses). However, I don't know why i… (read more)

Hello! I'm writing because I use Airpods Automatic Ear Detection and it works with other browsers (if I take one off, the audio/video pauses). However, I don't know why it does not work with Firefox. Do you know if I can config this? I'm using MacOS Sierra and Catalina. Thanks!

Asked by AWoodstock 2 months ago

Stop Auto fill for one single website

Hi I want to be able to stop autofill for a single website but keep it on for everything else. I run a website that means I have to input a lot of data into boxes and Fi… (read more)

Hi

I want to be able to stop autofill for a single website but keep it on for everything else.

I run a website that means I have to input a lot of data into boxes and Firefox annoyingly wants to auto fill every box meaning the data gets messed up from time to time.

Is there anyway to disable it for single sites?

Thanks

Asked by rubybadu 2 months ago

mouse left click will not function inside web page

I can start a youtube video but the mouse will not click on "skip ads" or pause the video or move the video to different times within the video. The same thing happens o… (read more)

I can start a youtube video but the mouse will not click on "skip ads" or pause the video or move the video to different times within the video. The same thing happens on other sites, for example I can click on walmart.com and then all other clicks will not function cannot proceed any further within the site. I have uninstalled/reinstalled firefox, I have tried safe mode and I have disabled all add ons. I use the default theme and nothing works. This was not an issue prior to the most recent update. The only way for me to post this is via Edge and edge is crappy.

Asked by jrodman 2 months ago

Firefox does not play sound on any Internet site

Whenever I visit any website to play music or watch videos no sound is provided. I can visit the same sites using Chrome and the all play sound. I can play music that res… (read more)

Whenever I visit any website to play music or watch videos no sound is provided. I can visit the same sites using Chrome and the all play sound. I can play music that resides on my PC without any issues. I have re-installed Firefox but to no avail - still no sound. My sound settings are not muted either in Windows, when on the various sites and within Firefox itself. I have Autoplay permissions set to allow video and audio. I am using 79.0 (64 bit) What is the problem and how do I resolve it?

Asked by jim189 2 months ago

MainThread process in Linux: is it just a new name for firefox?

In the last few days, a process called MainThread, using a lot of CPU time, has started appearing in my Ubuntu system monitor "top". I was worried that it was malware, a… (read more)

In the last few days, a process called MainThread, using a lot of CPU time, has started appearing in my Ubuntu system monitor "top". I was worried that it was malware, and checked to see if it might be part of software I had recently installed. After checking with the software providers I had most recently dealt with, I didn't find any that said the MainThread process belonged to them. Then I noticed that the "firefox" process had disappeared from the system monitor. I suspect that MainThread is the new name for firefox, but I would like some confirmation of that theory. If that is the case, why change the name of the process from something recognizable to something unrecognizable? Thanks for any help you can give!

Asked by nhpeacenik1 2 months ago