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Set default window for opening links from external apps

Hello, I've got two profiles, 'Home' and 'Work'. I run two Firefox windows with these profiles. Now, I want to open a link from another application, like Slack or termina… (read more)

Hello, I've got two profiles, 'Home' and 'Work'. I run two Firefox windows with these profiles. Now, I want to open a link from another application, like Slack or terminal, and want it to be opened in some predictable Firefox window. Now it depends, probably, on which Firefox window I opened last. So I want to be able to select in which window the links should be opened: I see it as marking a window as the default one. Note, that I don't want to set a default account, as there's no default account for me, I always choose which account to use when opening Firefox.

Thanks.

Asked by Michaël 7 months ago

Answered by Michaël 7 months ago

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How do I prevent Firefox from shifting my typing from the search field to the address bar?

The topic says it all. How do I prevent Firefox from shifting my typing from the search field to the address bar? I try to type a search into the field on my homepage b… (read more)

The topic says it all. How do I prevent Firefox from shifting my typing from the search field to the address bar?

I try to type a search into the field on my homepage but the cursor gets shunted up to the address bar and I can't find a setting turn it off. I would prefer my typing to stay where I place the cursor with a click rather than being shunted off somewhere else on the screen.

Asked by Jason Patterson 7 months ago

Answered by Terry 7 months ago

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Right click menu keyboard shortcut

Hello, I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a… (read more)

Hello,

I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a link, but now it was changed to L. That is really inconvenient. As you know, when you right click a link using the mouse, your right hand is still holding the mouse, and not easy to press the letter L on the keyboard.

The old menu option is "Copy Link Locaton", but the new one is "Copy Link".

Is it possible to customize the keyboard shortcut of right click menu, please?

Thank you! Brian

Asked by Brian_30@IRQ 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How to avoid URL & stuff from printing

I want to print a page. But without the header and footer stuff (because it is ugly and I don't want others to see the information). There are a lot of old pages here and… (read more)

I want to print a page. But without the header and footer stuff (because it is ugly and I don't want others to see the information). There are a lot of old pages here and on other places about how to do this. They are unfortunately all deprecated. What is the way to do this as of 2023? OS is Windows, btw.

Asked by Sylverblack 8 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 8 months ago

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How to limit search to only useful pages

Hi, There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe… (read more)

Hi,

There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe. Somewhere on the net I found that the following address does it: https://www.google.com/webhp?cr=countryAT|countryBE|countryBG|countryHR|countryCY|countryCZ|countryDK|countryEE|countryFI|countryFR|countryDE|countryGR|countryHU|countryIE|countryIT|countryLV|countryLT|countryLU|countryMT|countryNL|countryPL|countryPT|countryRO|countrySK|countrySI|countryES|countrySE

However, when I am trying to use it in firefox as my Start Page, it opens all of these in separate tabs and it does not work. Also as far as I understand using the link is not possible for new tabs.

The reason is simple. For example, when looking for cooking recipes, pages from the USA use strange units that cannot be understood and there is no point in translating each of these manually as all recipes are available in million of versions - it is just a matter of clicks. But I don't want to waste time each time on checking the websites one by one; if the cooking website is from Europe, the units will be of a standard and I don't have to worry. It is the same in relation to many products of any kind. European and American markets are completely different and reading description of something only to find out at the end that it is only available in the USA is waste of time.

- it should be possible in firefox to block some websites or portals by some button. I know that there is an add-on for this but it is only for 10 pages or so, so in reality it is not very useful. It also only works in the way that the page won't open when clicked on. However, it would be much better if unwanted portals or websites were simply removed from search results.

There are too many fake websites nowadays providing incorrect or misleading information. If it happens that I come across one of these, I want to be doing that only once - and block them forever.

Asked by malecek1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Auto highlight text in the adress bar?

When I open Vivaldi browser, the link in the address bar is highlighted right away. That's not the case in Firefox. Here I to either need triple click or use "CTRL A" The… (read more)

When I open Vivaldi browser, the link in the address bar is highlighted right away. That's not the case in Firefox. Here I to either need triple click or use "CTRL A" The same is true when I open a new tab.

Is there a way to do that in Firefox?

Thanks a lot /Per

Asked by PFaarhus 8 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 8 months ago

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Unable to select buttons

Often, I am unable to submit with Foxfire. Usually, I disable a mess of blocking/privacy settings, and sometimes this works. Not today. The annoying ReCapta pictures/b… (read more)

Often, I am unable to submit with Foxfire. Usually, I disable a mess of blocking/privacy settings, and sometimes this works. Not today. The annoying ReCapta pictures/bridges/bicycles/sidewalks never showed. Never. Selecting the submission button failed to cause any kind of a reaction. Finally, had to use Chrome. What gives? Can this be fixed?

Oh, yeah, I'm a retired wildlife biologist, not a programmer, so please dumb it down.

Asked by Frosty 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Refresh page while in full screen mode.

I am using MacOS Monterey 12.7.1 with the latest Firefox version. When in full screen mode, if I want to refresh the screen I move the mouse pointer to the top of the pag… (read more)

I am using MacOS Monterey 12.7.1 with the latest Firefox version. When in full screen mode, if I want to refresh the screen I move the mouse pointer to the top of the page to get the tools to display but when I move it down the the refresh button, it quickly hides again before I can refresh the page. Does anyone know of a solution to this or a keyboard shortcut I can use to do a page refresh while in full screen mode?

Asked by bsisler 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Multiple Language

How can I translate my website https://rhizmall.pk/ in Mozilla with different languages, like other browsers shown by right click on tools bar or on web page to translate… (read more)

How can I translate my website https://rhizmall.pk/ in Mozilla with different languages, like other browsers shown by right click on tools bar or on web page to translate in different languages?

Asked by reneemill85 2 years ago

Answered by reneemill85 2 years ago

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OPENING PDF'S

When opening pdf's attached to emails they used to automatically be opened by my pdf viewer software. Then they started opening in Firefox on another tab, which was fine.… (read more)

When opening pdf's attached to emails they used to automatically be opened by my pdf viewer software. Then they started opening in Firefox on another tab, which was fine. Now I first get an error message from firefox where I need to click on "open site in new window" it isn't a site but a pdf?? How do I get it to go back to opening with Adobe instead?

Thanks, Jeff

Asked by jasahaynie 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox clear history can remove download info. But right-click on icon shows win10 keeps a list; items there can only be deleted one-by-one.

Maybe this is more a win10 issue. How can it be stopped from remembering all downloads, or how can that list be cleared all at once? Thank you.

Asked by steviewondering 2 years ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 2 years ago

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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for th… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 2 years ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 2 years ago

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Restore an html or json file to a specific folder in the Bookmark Toolbaar

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move fo… (read more)

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move folders and bookmarks from the A Bookmark toolbar upload to the toolbar on B. So far I cannot get the Import or Restore to upload to a single empty folder on the B bookmark toolbar.

I have tried to upload previously exported Html and Json files from A to a specific empty folder on B's bookmark tool bar but either the file overwrites the entire toolbar on B or nothing appears to happen.

I thought that by selecting a folder in the "Manage Bookmark" dialog box that the subsequent upload of either the Html or Json files would all go there but it does not appear to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by John 2 years ago

Answered by John 2 years ago

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sms Texting from desktop computer

My phone is not connected to the Internet. Is it still possible to text from computer? My phone is an 'old folks' phone, I can receive a text but am unable to reply to it… (read more)

My phone is not connected to the Internet. Is it still possible to text from computer? My phone is an 'old folks' phone, I can receive a text but am unable to reply to it.

Asked by jandypandy100 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Keyboard navigation on search results

I want to navigate on search results using the keyboard. I could use tab but it suggests all interactive elements such as news, images, books, videos, search settings and… (read more)

I want to navigate on search results using the keyboard. I could use tab but it suggests all interactive elements such as news, images, books, videos, search settings and etc one by one. I want to press something and make active first result, then second. If such hotkeys are not provided, maybe there are any extensions with similar functionality?

Asked by LuchnikKek 9 months ago

Answered by LuchnikKek 9 months ago