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How Firefox has been acting since last couple of updates

I have a number of bookmarked pages. When I open a new window and then select the bookmarked page i want to open, FF switches tyo another ALREADY OPEN TAB and loads the p… (read more)

I have a number of bookmarked pages. When I open a new window and then select the bookmarked page i want to open, FF switches tyo another ALREADY OPEN TAB and loads the page there removing the page that was opened. EX: I use both regular FF and Private windows on my screen and switch from one to the other according to the loaded pages I am using. When I open a new tab in private windows and try to get FF to open a bookmarked page, it will switch to my open tabs under regular FF instead of opening the bookmarked page in the new private windows page it will REPLACE an open page. This happens a lot with my YouTube pages which I leave open during the day to listen to binaural beat music in the background while I am working. What's up with that? Why doesn't the bookmarked page open in a new private windows tab?

I also noticed that when I leave pages open during the day in both private and regular FF now (since the most recent update)and go back to them, I often have to reload the whole page instead of just allowing me to go directly to something on that page.

I have been dodging the most recent updates because with each new update there seems to be more and more CONTROL from your side, and less freedom on our side of the screen. Is this purposeful? If so, WHY?!!!

Asked by pwaiolena1 2 months ago

Answered by TerryN21 2 months ago

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How to restore old firefox look (before 89)

I hate new firefox 89 looks. I can tolerate buttons. I can even tolerate ugly frameless tabs. But I will not tolerate bookmarks that are twice as fat as before. This is w… (read more)

I hate new firefox 89 looks. I can tolerate buttons. I can even tolerate ugly frameless tabs. But I will not tolerate bookmarks that are twice as fat as before. This is waste of space. Before I was able to see all my bookmarks from bookmark menu on screen. Now they are superfat and I have to scroll constantly in every sub-folder. Am I supposed to buy 4k screen now just because devs decided to make everything big like in touch-screen computers, even for mouse and keyboard users? Why is there no compact view anymore, only normal and superfat touch mode?

Is there any easy way, preference or something to restore old thin look? I googled topic and found some info about css styles but it includes too much of interfering with browser for me to do it. I want easy and permanent solution.

Asked by Piterk 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 weeks ago

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Bug or bad design? Separated tabs

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2021-06-02-08-09-40-d6148c.png Is separated tab a bug or bad design? If the second, how can I revert to … (read more)

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2021-06-02-08-09-40-d6148c.png

Is separated tab a bug or bad design? If the second, how can I revert to logical tab, that connected to its page? (And why the hell such ugly design decision passed?)

As I can see Themes show proper design with connected tabs: https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2021-06-02-08-11-27-3907e9.png

Asked by Hitrpr 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Search text not showing up in search bar of homepage, only address bar.

Title should describe the problem, search function text appears now in the address bar, and not in the text field of the home page when I'm typing it. Very difficult to g… (read more)

Title should describe the problem, search function text appears now in the address bar, and not in the text field of the home page when I'm typing it.

Very difficult to get used to.

Asked by scraf.pro 2 weeks ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 3 days ago

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since Firefox updated june 2021, I cannot compose or reply to emails in my comcast/xfinity account.

since Firefox updated june 2021, I cannot compose or reply to emails in my comcast/xfinity account. The compose box will come up but all it sdoes is keep spinning. If I… (read more)

since Firefox updated june 2021, I cannot compose or reply to emails in my comcast/xfinity account. The compose box will come up but all it sdoes is keep spinning. If I open xfinity in internet explore I have no problems

Asked by crebs45521 2 weeks ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 weeks ago

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The text dosn't show up on some sites! +image

This problem appeared today! on PC, not all sites but in a couple of the sites, the text won't show or only some of the texts show. I disabled my add-ons and cleared all … (read more)

This problem appeared today! on PC, not all sites but in a couple of the sites, the text won't show or only some of the texts show.

I disabled my add-ons and cleared all the data(history, cache, and everything) even uninstalled and reinstalled the browser multiple times. I got a good antivirus too and there's no problem there. I can Ctrl+A the page and the text just isn't there(like the picture) or it's just a very small blank space(the links in the text are clickable in the small blank space) I tried the Hardware Acceleration method, the windows clear text method, and the text color method too. zooming in or out makes no difference. most sites have no problem or they're missing a very small amount of text on certain pages not the whole site. all of these sites work perfectly fine in chrome and opera.

is this a problem with a new update or something?


here's an image, all the places I highlighted with red, used to have texts!

Asked by F3RYX 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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How to stop 34.0.5 asking if I want to try new search bar "feature" every time it is started?

34.0.5 has an annoying "feature". Every time Firefox is started it also startsn a popup asking if I want to try the new search bar feature. I have tried all visible opt… (read more)

34.0.5 has an annoying "feature". Every time Firefox is started it also startsn a popup asking if I want to try the new search bar feature. I have tried all visible options including "accept". "no", "Manage" etc. with no effect. How can it be stopped?

Asked by Dummy88 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

hi, i previously asked for some help regarding my big quantity of crashes on my firefox browser and i am still waiting for an answer. I can't use firefox anymore as the p… (read more)

hi, i previously asked for some help regarding my big quantity of crashes on my firefox browser and i am still waiting for an answer. I can't use firefox anymore as the plugin works on no website, but works perfectly on every other browser. i really would like to stay with firefox but as i don't get any help to fix it, i will have to give it up unfortunately. please help.

Asked by diveshade 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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My questions apparently have no answers so I now use Firefox only to download Youtube and IE for everything else.

I had two questions. One, Firefox always remembers history no matter what I do. I must run Ccleaner to clear Firefox history. Two, on many web sites there is no vertical … (read more)

I had two questions. One, Firefox always remembers history no matter what I do. I must run Ccleaner to clear Firefox history. Two, on many web sites there is no vertical navigation bar. These issues have not been answered. Now I only use Firefox to download Youtube videos and use Internet Explorer 11 for everything else. IE is more secure with all history easy to erase without resorting to Ccleaner. This is too bad, as otherwise I enjoy using Firefox more than IE or Chrome. If there is any solution to the two issues I have with Firefox, I would like to see them.

I have the latest Firefox running in Windows 8.11 on an hp laptop.

Asked by garza 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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facebook wont load

Just updated to Firefox Quantum 58.0.1 which was supposedly going to fix loading issues and my facebook wouldn't load the full pages after that update. Went in and did a … (read more)

Just updated to Firefox Quantum 58.0.1 which was supposedly going to fix loading issues and my facebook wouldn't load the full pages after that update. Went in and did a history cache delete as suggested and now facebook won't load at all on the home page, get a whole lot os white space... wth very frustrating. My personal page loads videos and all but not the front home page.

Asked by didi-271 3 years ago

Answered by didi-271 3 years ago

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Firefox problems with kaspersky internet security

"KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2016 DISABLED BY FIREFOX jscher2000 Nov 2, 2016, 4:05:56 AM Hi boldeagle, Firefox can't disable your Kaspersky security software, only the ad… (read more)

"KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2016 DISABLED BY FIREFOX jscher2000 Nov 2, 2016, 4:05:56 AM

Hi boldeagle, Firefox can't disable your Kaspersky security software, only the add-ons that Kaspersky adds to Firefox. And if you have one of the more recent updates for the 2016 version, they got rid of several of their older extensions and are installing a new one that definitely should be signed and verified.

Could you share with us your current list of enabled and disabled extensions? The simplest way is to view the full list on the troubleshooting information page. Either:

   "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Troubleshooting Information
   (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
   type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter/Return

Then scroll down to Extensions and just below that heading, select the table with your mouse and copy it (either Ctrl+c or right-click > Copy), then paste it into a reply (either Ctrl+v or right-click > Paste). It will look a bit messy, but we're used to it. Thanks."

Here is the screen (unfotunately is in Italian..............)

Estensioni Nome Versione Attiva ID Adblock Plus 2.8.1 true {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d} Kaspersky Password Manager 3.8.8 true kpm_win_add_on@kaspersky Kaspersky Protection 4.6.2-42-20160922074409 true light_plugin_D772DC8D6FAF43A29B25C4EBAA5AD1DE@kaspersky.com Multi-process staged rollout 1.3 true e10srollout@mozilla.org Pocket 1.0.4 true firefox@getpocket.com Video DownloadHelper 6.1.1 true {b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d} Web Compat 1.0 true webcompat@mozilla.org Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF 1.0 false web2pdfextension@web2pdf.adobedotcom

Thanks

AC

Asked by boldeagle 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Plugin container often takes 75 to 80% of memory even when all addon's have been removed/deactivated

For the attention of FredMcD I hope this is where the reply needs to be posted Report ID Date Submitted 815d36a7-5542-4a9c-9a3f-871484b35888 30/12/2016 18:37 9ab8d346-… (read more)

For the attention of FredMcD

I hope this is where the reply needs to be posted

Report ID Date Submitted 815d36a7-5542-4a9c-9a3f-871484b35888 30/12/2016 18:37 9ab8d346-0089-4f5c-b1a3-47cf25a9e268 29/12/2016 20:30 b88ba111-8326-4585-915f-28bc9aeac0d2 29/12/2016 16:17 cd8da5c4-98fe-492d-92ed-58a7b0c2095c 27/12/2016 22:43 bp-26afc422-470a-4721-baf7-81fa82161222 22/12/2016 16:19 ef8c2ffa-3ebe-4c51-92dc-1e9a97689a20 21/12/2016 23:43 d81d258d-4ccd-4cdc-9627-9c073f1c4cf6 04/12/2016 19:18 aab797fd-3605-4be8-9889-e99c5fa101c7 27/11/2016 23:43 bp-d880ede6-4e91-451d-9cce-96f612161114 14/11/2016 17:08 7923b657-8439-424f-866e-8f9bb01c03ae 11/11/2016 23:19 bp-e8926a71-0774-4d36-a375-53b6b2161101 01/11/2016 07:55

Best regards

Eddie

Asked by eddie-baines 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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cannot search

This is what I get when i try to do a search: https://secure.web-start-page.com/?partner=acer&src=omnibox&brw=ff&q=bbc+news It has been happening for abot 4-… (read more)

This is what I get when i try to do a search:

https://secure.web-start-page.com/?partner=acer&src=omnibox&brw=ff&q=bbc+news

It has been happening for abot 4-5 days now. Have never had any problems in the past.

Asked by wls3 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago