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Invalid URL prompt when initializing Firefox

I downloaded an add-on (mountains hd). Now, when I click initial firefox icon (on my desktop) the error prompts Invalid URL. I can select the next tab on that screen, whi… (read more)

I downloaded an add-on (mountains hd). Now, when I click initial firefox icon (on my desktop) the error prompts Invalid URL. I can select the next tab on that screen, which brings up a Google browser. I deleted the add-on, I think, I can't find it anywhere on my computer. The error still happens, initial load cannot find the browser. Also, the add-on did not have the option of using Firefox as a default browser. There was a prompt that said this was a preferred add-on of Firefox. Maybe I just got duped out of the last four hours of my life.

I only wanted to replace the black or white firefox homescreen with a picture or color that doesn't give me a headache. The provided color-home-page and picture-replace options in firefox do not work, I still can't get rid of the black-or-white screen, grrrrrrrrrr.

Asked by lesleyclarkson30 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Reader view

I have been having trouble with reader view since I downloaded Firefox 90. Usually, I adjust the enlargement size and then print to read under better lighting. Now, if … (read more)

I have been having trouble with reader view since I downloaded Firefox 90. Usually, I adjust the enlargement size and then print to read under better lighting. Now, if I adjust to anything other than 100%, reader view cuts off part of the bottom of the page. This is very frustrating.

Asked by MelanieS 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

SYNC'ING OF HARDWARE SETTINGS

Hello there, I would like to know how to disable sync'ing some harware related options ( which depends on the machine) like harware acceleration, theme etc, which i pref… (read more)

Hello there,

I would like to know how to disable sync'ing  some harware related options ( which depends on the machine) like harware acceleration, theme etc, which i prefer to use different settings for different devices. seen that all these settings get merged when I am changing for one device.

Asked by ARBSrm 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

firefox browser

Problems with glitzy new browser: 1. Home page replaced by a mystery page. That page appears even without an Internet connection. 2. Address bar does not allow a keyed… (read more)

Problems with glitzy new browser: 1. Home page replaced by a mystery page. That page appears even without an Internet connection. 2. Address bar does not allow a keyed or pasted URL. 3. Colors at top of screen blot out the min, max, and close buttons and make the open page buttons unreadable.except for active page button. 4. Moving to a new, or even a follow-up, page is slower.

I have been with Mozilla ever since the early days with the Netscape browser, and have always been happy with the many updates, that is, until this one. Get rid of the colors, and make the address bar functional again. I found the solution to the "mystery page" in Tools/Settings and reclaimed my home page, "homepage." I hope it holds.

Asked by burnham33 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

I would like firefox to never restore the last session / never remember open tabs

Hello everyone, I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible. I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open i… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible.

I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open it, it does the exact same thing. It opens a single new window. That it never ever tries to restore the last session. That it always starts fresh.

Preferably even if it "crashed", I tend not to close the browser but shut down with the tabs and apps open.

Intuitively this sounds to me like it should be easy to set, but I haven't been able to find a way.

Also, if possible I would like the rest of history to work. I find that history is useful, it's the session specifically I'd like it to forget / not try to resotre.

Thanks,

Sashin

Asked by myself2 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

hide tab bar

Hi, I'm using the latest firefox version 89.0.2. There's a large tab bar at the top. I never use tabs. Safari doesn't show the tab bar unless multiple tabs are being u… (read more)

Hi, I'm using the latest firefox version 89.0.2. There's a large tab bar at the top. I never use tabs. Safari doesn't show the tab bar unless multiple tabs are being used. This leaves more space to show webpages. I'd like to hide the tab bar permanently or when only one page/tab is used. I guess that means the red, yellow and green mac circles in the upper left would have to be moved to the lower bar, by shifting the back and forward arrows slightly to the right, as is done on Safari.

I looked online for suggestions. chrome.css files were mentioned. But they didn't explain what those were or how to create/access them. So the guidance was not helpful to those who didn't understand those files, like me.

Can you please let me know how to hide the tab bar?

Based on all the comments I saw on threads, it seems many others think the tab bar wastes space. It would be great if Firefox preferences provided an easy option for hiding the tab bar.

Thanks, Frank

Asked by fd87 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

home page shortcut icon size

Hi, in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably. I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the hom… (read more)

Hi,

in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably.

I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the home page unusable. It's just too hard to see!

Is there a setting to adjust the homepage icons back to their larger size? They used to be 2-3 times the size, and really useful. The boxes the pics are in are still the same, but the icons displayed are tiny now, at least to these tired old eyes.

Thank you in advance! Tony

Asked by browntau 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Grouping tabs as in Opera - a group of tabs for a subject

I am a browser / add on moron? I have been a fan of opera for many years because i could group tabs (IE Family history, telecommunications, steam trains etc) Opera has a… (read more)

I am a browser / add on moron? I have been a fan of opera for many years because i could group tabs (IE Family history, telecommunications, steam trains etc) Opera has a high overhead, is slow and i needed something better - A friend suggested Firefox - Its a winner.

So i have seen add ons that would allow me to group my tabs but have no idea how to install one or where i should go for help.?

Please point me in the right direction - Im happy to read information but hoped it would be a click and install

Thanks

Asked by raumati 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Screenshot tool greyed out

Occasionally, across all websites (as far as I can tell), the screenshot toolbar item is greyed out for me and I can't click on it. Meaning I can't take screenshots. I us… (read more)

Occasionally, across all websites (as far as I can tell), the screenshot toolbar item is greyed out for me and I can't click on it. Meaning I can't take screenshots. I use windows and so snip and sketch is an alternative I can and do use but I prefer using Firefox's own screenshotting tool. What to do??

Asked by kjp.finke 2 months ago

Last reply by Greynomad 1 week ago

Opening Firefox on Start

I would like to make it so that when my laptop starts up, Firefox opens without me having to open it myself. This is a feature that Discord and many other applications ha… (read more)

I would like to make it so that when my laptop starts up, Firefox opens without me having to open it myself. This is a feature that Discord and many other applications have as well, but I am unsure as to how to do this on Firefox.

Thanks!

Asked by gnarikohekimian 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox update disabled, yet updates, and i hate the new theme.

Hey all. I've been using firefox for as long as i can remember and it was pretty much always the same, things are in the same locations etc... at least they have been now… (read more)

Hey all.

I've been using firefox for as long as i can remember and it was pretty much always the same, things are in the same locations etc... at least they have been now for the past many years.

I have updates disabled, i have clicked no for the past few times, and today i open firefox and it had updated itself... and just for fun i'm going to repeat myself, i have updates disabled...

The new top tabs are bigger with smaller text now, the "play" and "mute" button that was on the right side is now on the left and you can only see it when you hover the mouse over the tab itself. All that so there can be written "playing" under the name of the tab now. Instead of the "speaker" icon that was to the right of the tab name. Not even 24 hours ago i had it like that. Utterly useless changes. Who comes up with these ideas? It's helping no one! Stop it :)

It's fine that you have to push updates for security reasons etc... But this user interface changing is seriously going to make me stop using firefox. Why can't you just make your updates but let my browser be and look the same as it has always been!?

This is so annoyingly pathetic. I hope you can do something to change this, or at least give us the old theme with smaller top bar, play/mute on the right side as it was before so it's easy to see and find what tab is playing without having the text of the tab become smaller.

This is why i have disabled updates! It's like opening a drawer that always has socks in it for years, and all of sudden there's spoons in that drawer. Why would you change the position of things? What's next, the close firefox at the bottom left corner? Just for fun to mix things up? ;)

So lame guys.

Asked by krissprolls5250 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

viewer.js showing blank pages since update to 90

We have an internal review screen in our company to review data using pdf.js and viewer.js that we customized with a few extra menu items. It has been working great for … (read more)

We have an internal review screen in our company to review data using pdf.js and viewer.js that we customized with a few extra menu items. It has been working great for years. Now, Firefox updates to version 90.0 and it displays blank pages for pdf files. This did not happen in any version up to 89.0.2. It is happening on multiple computers. We can still load this screen in Chrome and Edge with no issue. On one affected computer, I uninstalled Firefox, downloaded and installed version 89.0.2 and it worked again. (I had to turn off automatic updates.)

Asked by ajones2nd 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

.ris files >Options >downloading

I download Endnote .ris reference files every day, and have done for decades. Endnote supplies a parsing tool that imports the data into the database. But it has just st… (read more)

I download Endnote .ris reference files every day, and have done for decades. Endnote supplies a parsing tool that imports the data into the database. But it has just stopped working. In the import dialog box, the message that comes up on downloading a ris file is: "what should Firefox do with this file?

  Open with Notebook (default)"

Well down the dropdown option list I can choose to open with Endnote, so I clicked on "Do this automatically for files .." then chose the Endnote option. Which works, but it doesn't stick. If I go to the Options page>Applications>ris, nothing comes up. If I choose >Endnote, the suggested option is to open every Text file with Endnote - not a good idea.

Has something gone wrong with Firefox or with Endnote settings? Thank you

Asked by cvhorie 2 months ago

Last reply by cernusak 1 week ago

Do Not Remove Proton Preferences

The update to FF 89 caused a big problem. Large spaces in between the bookmarked web sites when the window unfolds. So now, many bookmarks don't fit in the window, and … (read more)

The update to FF 89 caused a big problem. Large spaces in between the bookmarked web sites when the window unfolds. So now, many bookmarks don't fit in the window, and to get to the bottom - the ones I can't see - I have to click the arrow at the bottom. But making it worse, is that if I do go to the bottom, the next time I open the bookmark tab, the list will open at the bottom (it doesn't revert to the top). So I'd have to scroll up to get to the ones at the top - AND the "Other Bookmarks" tab, where I also store bookmarked sites.

I list my bookmarks in the order they're in so I can get to the ones I go to most often as fast as possible. So they're at the top - I don't have to scroll far to get to them. And the "Other Bookmarks" is hidden when the window opens at the bottom. So I'd have to scroll up to get to that as well.

Also, this update changed the size of the command windows - like the copy/paste window, or the window to get the correct spelling of the word. They're so big, they run from the top of the screen to bottom, instead of a small square. So you'll have to scroll way up to get to the command or word you want.

I did find a way to get it back to what it was:

1. Open a tab and enter about:config, click OK after the warning 2. Search proton, a few will come up, change all the ones that are true to false. One was already false so I kept it, and the last one had a 3, which I kept. 3. Exit and open FF.

This will also revert the right-click command boxes back to small squares.

I posted this on this message board but this was added:

==WARNING: There are plans to remove this preference in the next two months The preference setting was created as a toggle for developers when building the new design. Now that the new interface has shipped, the preference will be removed.

If you have any issues with the new design, please let us know what it is you don't like, and we can try provide more permanent solutions depending on the issue.==

No! Do NOT remove this preference! Either that or just get it back to what it was by default. I do not want longer bookmark menus and larger command windows. It was perfect the way it was.

Asked by Steve09 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

disappearance of open tabs and part of the history

Hi, today, by reopening the firefox browser, all the open tabs have disappeared and the history is more than a month old. How to get it all back. There are about two that… (read more)

Hi, today, by reopening the firefox browser, all the open tabs have disappeared and the history is more than a month old. How to get it all back. There are about two that's all that had disappeared: configuration, navigation preferences, history, extensions ... How can we prevent this from happening again?

Asked by lees.garcia 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Print Page Scale

This is less of a question than it is negative feedback. The new print experience allows me to enter a page scale, but it removed the previous ability to pick a page scal… (read more)

This is less of a question than it is negative feedback.

The new print experience allows me to enter a page scale, but it removed the previous ability to pick a page scale from a drop-down. It also closes as soon as the print is compete, retaining the manually entered scale.

Here's my old process: Load the page that needs 70% scale. Set the scale from drop-down. Print. Return the scale to 100% from drop-down. Close. The next page does not require any special attention, it will print from a single button push.

New process: Load the page that needs 70% scale. Open "more settings." Remove hands from mouse to type in 70. Print. Next page now requires undoing the first. Open page that needs 100% scale, open "more settings", remove hands from mouse to type in 100. Print.

The old process took 3 extra clicks. The new process takes 6 extra clicks plus moving hands to the keyboard. Talk about a "first world problem!" Nevertheless, there was no need to take something that was working well and make it less functional.

Asked by mgilberg@aol.com 5 months ago

Last reply by toddmnuccio 1 week ago

Maybe some shortcuts (e.g. Control B) should be disabled by default

Hi, some shortcuts are so generally known and used everywhere and the fact that Firefox intercepts them changing their behavior may be confusing. Let's take Control B for… (read more)

Hi, some shortcuts are so generally known and used everywhere and the fact that Firefox intercepts them changing their behavior may be confusing. Let's take Control B for example: it is generally used (e.g. by every online editor or composer, like Gmail ) to set a bold font at the selected text. In Firefox this triggers instead opening bookmarks list, which is highly confusing. Shouldn't this shortcut be disabled by default? Or at least create an extremely evident (e.g. in the welcome page after install) way to disable it. Thank you

Asked by vincenzo.caselli 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago