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Need to change background color of about:blank page

For years I've set the background display color in about:config to a medium gray, #CCCCCC. Main purpose was to change the background color of the about:blank page, which … (read more)

For years I've set the background display color in about:config to a medium gray, #CCCCCC. Main purpose was to change the background color of the about:blank page, which is my home page and my new tab page.

Note I am not overriding colors; #CCCCCC only showed up as the bgcolor for about:blank. Occasionally websites which forgot to specify a background color would show up with a medium gray background, a minor inconvenience and a hint their coding was not so great.

Just realized my background color selection for about:blank isn't working anymore. The background color of the about:blank page is white. Not sure when it changed. I failed to notice when the medium gray disappeared because I have been reflexively pressing the dim screen button. I have vision issues and need to avoid a white screen.

There was a question in 2021 about the about:blank page bgcolor turning white which was archived but does not look resolved.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1344438

Does about:blank now specify a bgcolor, overriding my about:config setting? I still have browser.display.background_color set to #CCCCCC. Do I need to change another value for about:blank now? Thanks for your help.

Using Firefox 105.0.1 64-bit on a Windows 10 Toshiba laptop.

Asked by CLARMAP Prieš 3 valandas

Dropdowns will not stay open

When I click to open a dropdown, it opens and then immediately shuts back up again. I have to maintain pressure on the left click to keep the box open. Any ideas? … (read more)

When I click to open a dropdown, it opens and then immediately shuts back up again. I have to maintain pressure on the left click to keep the box open. Any ideas?

Asked by donaldrmunro Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by donaldrmunro Prieš 6 valandas

Disabling media overlay also disables keyboard buttons

Hello, I'm currently trying to disable the media overlay when playing audio, videos and so on. Going to about:config and setting media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled to false … (read more)

Hello,

I'm currently trying to disable the media overlay when playing audio, videos and so on. Going to about:config and setting media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled to false does indeed fix the problem, except I now can't use the buttons on my keyboard to pause and unpause.

Recap: setting media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled removes the overlay but also disables keyboard buttons to pause and unpause.

Is there a solution for this?

Asked by esben.stage Prieš 9 valandas

+ button in cookies tab in dev tools not working

I was trying to add a cookie for localhost:port so i went to the dev tools and after going to storage > cookies > localhost:port, clicking the "+" button did not wo… (read more)

I was trying to add a cookie for localhost:port so i went to the dev tools and after going to storage > cookies > localhost:port, clicking the "+" button did not work, while it does on other websites.

Environment: browser: Firefox Developer Edition, version: 106.0b4 (64-bit) OS: Windows 10

Asked by iKingNinja Prieš 10 valandų

Downloads not opening

I mark student scripts, doc, docx and pdf, many of which are downloaded in a 2-3 day marking session. So opening the files needs to be easy and slick. But it doesn't work… (read more)

I mark student scripts, doc, docx and pdf, many of which are downloaded in a 2-3 day marking session. So opening the files needs to be easy and slick. But it doesn't work well any more - even worse than previously. How can I get Firefox to download and open the file automatically when clicking on the link? "They" seem to be putting barriers in the way of efficient working.

Asked by cvhorie Prieš 12 valandų

Problem accessing New York Times articles

I have a problem accessing articles in the New York Times web page. I have a Basic subscription and I am signed in. When I try to read an article, the New York Times site… (read more)

I have a problem accessing articles in the New York Times web page. I have a Basic subscription and I am signed in. When I try to read an article, the New York Times site thinks I do not have a subscription and that I have used up all my free articles. If I use the Chrome browser, it works fine, but I do not want to use Chrome. I use FireFox for all my browsing. I have deleted cache and cookies. Tried the "Private Windows" too. I have logged out and back in. I have rebooted the machine (an Alienware 17 R5) and closed and opened Firefox. The "agents" I chatted with say this is a browser problem as everything is working fine on their side and it works in Chrome. Can anyone help me out?

Mark

Asked by mstorin Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by mstorin Prieš 18 valandų

With the Firefox Android app, how do I STOP audio from playing after I lock my phone screen?

I have looked up every variation of this question under the goddamn sun, and all I can ever find is "how can I KEEP audio playing after I lock my phone screen?"--which is… (read more)

I have looked up every variation of this question under the goddamn sun, and all I can ever find is "how can I KEEP audio playing after I lock my phone screen?"--which is not what I'm looking for.

Long story short, I've been using YouTube on the Firefox browser app because it has ad block and I refuse to pay for YouTube premium just to get rid of the insidious amount of ads the app has that I can't be rid of otherwise. It's not as good at the app, I'll admit, but there's no intrusive ads trying to sell me crap, so I'm willing to deal with the downsides.

The problem is that audio from YouTube in the Firefox app on Android continues to play if it was playing when I locked the screen, or if I was playing audio in my car and the app was never exited (so to speak) before I locked the screen, audio will either keep playing in the former case, or it will start playing as soon as the bluetooth connects to my car again once I get back in and turn it on.

How do I STOP this from happening? There's no settings within the app or my phone (that I can find) that will help with this. I don't know if it's a Firefox issue or an issue with my phone, but the audio thing doesn't happen with ANY other app I have. Only Firefox, and it's driving me crazy. I don't know how to keep it from doing so without the added step of making sure I close the app before I lock the screen, but I don't always remember to do so, and that's the problem. Please help me, because I'm almost about to give up on this app, too.

If it's relevant and it'll help, I have a Samsung Galaxy S22+.

Asked by skye.allen1296 Prieš 22 valandas

Signing into Firefox after resetting my laptop

Hi there I reset my pc I know my username and password to my login here but not letting me sign into gmail (given I might have used Firefox's password generator thingy an… (read more)

Hi there I reset my pc I know my username and password to my login here but not letting me sign into gmail (given I might have used Firefox's password generator thingy and I can't login and I've got my important websites signed into that login, thoughts on how to reset my password?. I want that one as I've spent £££ on Patreon and that and building my custom Firefox account :(

Asked by Jamie Willis Prieš 3 dienas

Last reply by Jamie Willis Prieš 1 dieną

lap top freezes yahoo mail but desk top does not

checking box within a Tab on yahoo mail will immediately open that entry and then freeze further operation until the screen is shut down. This happens on my wife's HP lap… (read more)

checking box within a Tab on yahoo mail will immediately open that entry and then freeze further operation until the screen is shut down. This happens on my wife's HP lap top i5 Pavilion 4.00 ram. ie: inbox tab will show a number of email - a dozen or so - followed by grey empty areas. The tab indicates 100+ total in inbox. Selecting one box opens the email but locks up any activity on that email & must be shut down to exit. The identical situation happens when I access my email on her machine. She is using Firefox 105.0.1 HOWEVER, on my machine, HP desktop AMD A8 8.00 Ram, both email addresses do not lock up, multiple boxes can be checked and work as expected. My desk top uses Firefox 104.4 This began happening within the past couple of weeks and I can not debug the situation. Any pointers ??

Asked by pete Prieš 1 dieną

Full-screen video doesn't stretch to sides of display on M2 MacBook Air

The attached photos show that the video does not reach the left and right sides of the display. I know that the video not stretching to the top and bottom of the display … (read more)

The attached photos show that the video does not reach the left and right sides of the display. I know that the video not stretching to the top and bottom of the display is normal. The display is 16:10 and the video is 16:9 or 21:9 (plus, the new MacBook notch/menu bar thing). The only way to stop the issue from happening is to put the Firefox app in full-screen mode before putting a video in full-screen mode.

  • The issue is across all websites (YouTube; HBO Max; Netflix; Hulu; etc.).
  • It happens every time I launch a video in full-screen
  • The only way to avoid the issue is to put the Firefox app in full-screen first, then launch the video in full-screen
  • This issue has been happening since I got the laptop last month
  • I've checked all my extensions to ensure they aren't responsible
  • This doesn't happen in Safari or Chrome

My computer is an M2 MacBook Air; the display is set to its default resolution of 2560 x 1664. It's running macOS Monterey version 12.6 and Firefox version 105.0.1.

Asked by Michael C. Prieš 1 dieną

Mystical messages from McAfee.

Hi, Since the latest update of my Firefox browser to 105.0.1 (64 bit) on my Mac with operating system 10.13.6 I'm getting messages as the enclosed picture. It appears on … (read more)

Hi, Since the latest update of my Firefox browser to 105.0.1 (64 bit) on my Mac with operating system 10.13.6 I'm getting messages as the enclosed picture. It appears on upper right corner when I open Firefox. It comes with a sound signal. It appears many times in one hour. How to get rid of that problem? I have another application, from Sophos, to protect from viruses and other attacs. Sophos say that there are no problems. My Mac is clean. Possible to sort out the problem, please?

The message in Swedish translated to English: "McAfee: Firewall crashes via musicinmysoul.biz TROJAN-virus detected. Click here..." McAfee is not installed in my Mac...

Asked by Janne Prieš 2 dienas

Last reply by Janne Prieš 1 dieną

Log in

After the latest Up grade windows on Sept 29 I was unable to log on to Fred Meyer web site or Kroger web site. We're having trouble with sign in right now. Please disable… (read more)

After the latest Up grade windows on Sept 29 I was unable to log on to Fred Meyer web site or Kroger web site. We're having trouble with sign in right now. Please disable any pop up or ad blockers and try again. to no avail also when I go to reset password the e-mail is never sent.. Thanks tynerd also I deactivated my PC matic..

Asked by tynerd Prieš 1 dieną

Google is throwing up problems

I have used Firefox for years as my main browser and have my gmail on both iPad and iPhone come up without having to sign in each time. Now on my iPad, Google gives me a… (read more)

I have used Firefox for years as my main browser and have my gmail on both iPad and iPhone come up without having to sign in each time. Now on my iPad, Google gives me a message that my browser may be insecure and I have to sign in each time which is highly inconvenient and irritating. Each time, Google asks to switch my browser to Chrome. Can you tell me what is going on? Thanks -

Asked by bevdwire Prieš 2 dienas

Last reply by bevdwire Prieš 2 dienas

Signing into Windows 11 after laptop reset

So basically I reset my laptop as it wasn't updating to the latest Windows 11 (22H2) and I forgotten I changed my password on gmail 42 days ago with a Firefox password ge… (read more)

So basically I reset my laptop as it wasn't updating to the latest Windows 11 (22H2) and I forgotten I changed my password on gmail 42 days ago with a Firefox password generator and I don't know my recovery password as I've got a few e:mail accounts with G:mail (I think should limit on how many gmail accounts have per person :D) anyways anyone got any thoughts as my Patreon and other websites are on there and everytime I try and sign in to them it sends a password to my thefmveteran86 account but can't access it

Asked by Jamie Willis Prieš 2 dienas

Last reply by Jamie Willis Prieš 2 dienas

Printing

When I print a document from Firefox which has a logo, the logo becomes very enlarged so that only a fraction of it actually gets printed. This is a fairly new phenomenon… (read more)

When I print a document from Firefox which has a logo, the logo becomes very enlarged so that only a fraction of it actually gets printed. This is a fairly new phenomenon since some recent update.

Asked by lars.ec.kronlund Prieš 2 dienas

GoSquare chat text area doesn't expand beyond single line

A website I use has support chat that uses gosquare. On my desktop Mac OS FF, it only shows single line of text area no matter how much text I type. My MacBook Air FF wor… (read more)

A website I use has support chat that uses gosquare. On my desktop Mac OS FF, it only shows single line of text area no matter how much text I type. My MacBook Air FF works fine (synced and therefore has the same extensions installed). Safari, Chrome, and Brave all shows it properly. It's only the desktop Mac FF that's showing this error.

I've been opening Safari whenever I need to contact support for a while, but it's very cumbersome as FF is my main browser and one that's open all the time.

Hardware acceleration is already off on both desktop and MacBook Air so that's not the issue.

I have no idea how to read the developer codes, but enabled developer tools out of curiosity in console mode. I see bunch of yellow boxes with error messages saying:

Loading failed for the <script> with source "https://data2.gosquared.com/......." and a long line of URL.

The same message appears to be repeating about 5 to 6 times.

What could be causing this error?

Just tried doing the same on the MacBook Air and it's showing the same yellow boxes so I'm not sure even if this is a symptom of the problem.

I'm stumped. If I must, I can use other browser for the support chat feature, but if someone could point me in the right direction to get this resolved, I'd very very grateful.

Thanks.

Asked by tomcha75 Prieš 2 dienas

Printers view problem

Good morning, I have problem with printing on Firefox. On the earlier version view in the filed printers look:" name_printer on print server" but now its look: "\\print_s… (read more)

Good morning, I have problem with printing on Firefox. On the earlier version view in the filed printers look:" name_printer on print server" but now its look: "\\print_server\name_printer". Please check this because this problem occurs in many users in my company.

This problem not occurs in Google Chrome. Thank you for handling the matter quickly. :)

Asked by m.aniolek Prieš 5 dienas

Last reply by m.aniolek Prieš 3 dienas

Unable to continue with a program

I signed onto nsp.org with Firefox to complete required education. Now this program on the website will not let me continue. I need to delete this communication; and will… (read more)

I signed onto nsp.org with Firefox to complete required education. Now this program on the website will not let me continue. I need to delete this communication; and will have to use another browser, as Firefox will now work for National Ski Patrol website. Please please have someone call me at [Edited out phone # for privacy & security reasons] and assist me with this issue. I must complete this education today. Many thanks. Sylvia Talley [Edited out phone # for privacy & security reasons]

Asked by snowmedic Prieš 3 dienas