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Turn off the control media playback via harware media keys

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10) … (read more)

Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10)

Asked by Hey Google 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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How do I OPEN and read pdf docs on line rather than download, save and then read and delete. This only happens on some sites & started recently.

When I go to a site and try to open something (like a monthly statement, etc.) instead of opening it in pdf so I can read it Firefox makes me download it, save it, and th… (read more)

When I go to a site and try to open something (like a monthly statement, etc.) instead of opening it in pdf so I can read it Firefox makes me download it, save it, and then open it. Then I have to go through the whole find it and delete it routine if I don't want to keep it. Don't know why this started to happen recently, and it does not do it on all sites.

Asked by pdf26 7 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 years ago

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How can I force links to open in the same tab instead of a new one?

I'm fine with multiple tabs and all that, but sometimes I want to keep things in the same tab. But then some web developers don't seem to understand this, and code their… (read more)

I'm fine with multiple tabs and all that, but sometimes I want to keep things in the same tab. But then some web developers don't seem to understand this, and code their pages to force links to open in a new tab (or possibly even a new window, but at least I have that under control). There used to be a perfectly cromulent extension that solved this problem by adding an "open in same tab" option to the context menu, but it has not been updated for FF Quantum and probably never will be. Are there any current extensions that do this? Or is there another way that I can restore this option, and only open new tabs when *I* choose to do so?

Asked by DrMindermast 3 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 years ago

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Alternative to Adobe Flash Player for FireFox 64 bits

We need to access a web site of the European Medicines Agency where graphs are only visible if the Adobe Flash Player is running. This is no longer possible with FireFox… (read more)

We need to access a web site of the European Medicines Agency where graphs are only visible if the Adobe Flash Player is running. This is no longer possible with FireFox 64 bits ... which forces us to use Edge (which we do not like)... Since EMA may take a lot of time to convert its web sites for using HTML 5 and stop using Adobe Flash Player, we do need an alternative for FireFox ... Is there any that Mozilla would recommend ?

Asked by bornival 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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How come my adobe flash player 14.0 keeps crashing?

Every time I attempt to watch a youtube video I get a crash report. I have tried to install newer versions of the player and I still get the same result. What can I do to… (read more)

Every time I attempt to watch a youtube video I get a crash report. I have tried to install newer versions of the player and I still get the same result. What can I do to solve this issue?

Asked by choochxny 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Built-in pdf viewer not available

I am running FF 77.0.1. This has been an issue for awhile however. In Options, under Applications/PDF, there is no Preview in Firefox option. I've tried quitting FF, rena… (read more)

I am running FF 77.0.1. This has been an issue for awhile however. In Options, under Applications/PDF, there is no Preview in Firefox option. I've tried quitting FF, renaming/moving handlers.json; but on re-opening the relevant section remains the same(action=0). I discovered about:config pdfjs.disable=false, previously it was set to true. Then in Options/Applications/PDF, "Firefox" is an option to open, and the action=3 in handlers.json, however the behavior of downloaded pdfs is the same (downloaded). (This is trying example pdfs from different sites). I've tried changing about:config security.cps.enable=false, no change. I've also seen a plugin to "fix content types" that shows up on this site, but it didn't change anything. From what I gather, action=3 should be Preview in Firefox, not Firefox, and all pdfs are being downloaded. Is there a way to fix this? Not seeing pdfs in browser is significantly annoying.

Asked by jsauve 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a way to change firefox new tab wallpaper

Hello, i'm quite having trouble to customize the new tabs. I can neither change the background color, neither put a wallpaper. But when i right click on the tab i can see… (read more)

Hello, i'm quite having trouble to customize the new tabs. I can neither change the background color, neither put a wallpaper. But when i right click on the tab i can see " View background image " option. That means that we normally can customize it right? Have some clues?

Asked by Sherrinford 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Changing the black background

It may seem like too easy a question but my mind is not as sharp as it used to be. How does one change background colors? Is black with white print the default? … (read more)

It may seem like too easy a question but my mind is not as sharp as it used to be.

How does one change background colors? Is black with white print the default?

Asked by direfoxaddict 2 years ago

Answered by Fred 2 years ago

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How to set a password for opening the browser?

Before updating Firefox to Quantum the password was required to open the browser. No,w when the new version is set, the password is asked only after some seconds after op… (read more)

Before updating Firefox to Quantum the password was required to open the browser. No,w when the new version is set, the password is asked only after some seconds after opening Firefox. How to fix it?

Asked by LeraM 3 years ago

Answered by vesper 3 years ago

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Unable to remove lavasoft Ad-Aware from my browser|

I have tried a lot to remove Lavasoft Ad-Aware secure search from my browser but I am unable to so. I have received this adware from uTorrent application. Please help me … (read more)

I have tried a lot to remove Lavasoft Ad-Aware secure search from my browser but I am unable to so. I have received this adware from uTorrent application. Please help me in removing the extension from my Mozilla browser as it's like Hijacker and making me worried. And it's a security flow in the Mozilla Firefox and many people have problem in dealing with this.Please check the below links about my problem that I want to convey.. 1) https://www.bugsfighter.com/remove-adaware-secure-search/ 2) https://forum.adaware.com/index.php?/topic/33145-getting-rid-of-secure-search/ 3) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1049990

All the above mentioned are very complicated for the user So I urge you to FIX this Issue as early as possible. As it is very annoying to have a unknown search engine without your consent. And Let me know as early as possible.

Asked by Drunken_Dragon 3 years ago

Answered by Drunken_Dragon 3 years ago

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realplayer down load has stopped working june 13 2013

It was working perfect two days ago. Now I can't download anything with realplayer.Sometimes nothing happens when I click on "download video", other times it acts like it… (read more)

It was working perfect two days ago. Now I can't download anything with realplayer.Sometimes nothing happens when I click on "download video", other times it acts like it is downloading but at an accelerated speed but when I try to play it all I have is a black screen. Videos that I downloaded previously still play normally. I keep my cache and cookies cleared out constantly with Ccleaner.

I checked the forum for a solution and it said to disable RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin. but I can't find one with that exact name. I searched for that add-on/extension at Firefox and I can't find one with that particular name there either! So, what next? I tried to copy and paste the video URL into the realplayer new file box per realplayer help but that fails also. (it appears to download but all I get is a black screen during playback, no video or audio.) HELP!!

Asked by ligeperry 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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My minimize and maximize buttons are missing in the top right hand corner. The only thing up there is the "X" close button. Please help me get them back.

I use to be able to see the buttons and split my screen but without those I'm unable to do so, It seems as if the computer made it's own changes. Because even when I log … (read more)

I use to be able to see the buttons and split my screen but without those I'm unable to do so, It seems as if the computer made it's own changes. Because even when I log into my laptop it's not the same.

Thank you

Asked by lmb5850 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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sync not syncing bookmarks

I have been using firefox and sync for a while now but some time ago I noticed my bookmarks didn't sync from one pc to another anymore. I thought by upgrading to the late… (read more)

I have been using firefox and sync for a while now but some time ago I noticed my bookmarks didn't sync from one pc to another anymore. I thought by upgrading to the latest firefox, 29, and new sync that the problem would be solved, but it wasn't.

It seems that when I setup my account and I click the sync button, every time the arrows keep on turning blue but nothing happens and none of the pc's are in sync.

I've been searching mozilla support and been googeling my problems for the last few days but haven't found a solution yet.

Any help would be much apreciated!

Asked by Smilterman 7 years ago

Answered by Smilterman 7 years ago

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When I open a new tab, how do I get the standard new tab page?

When I open a new page, I get AVG Secure Search as the new page. I want the standard new page that Firefox provides where I can organize my top sites on the new page. I… (read more)

When I open a new page, I get AVG Secure Search as the new page. I want the standard new page that Firefox provides where I can organize my top sites on the new page. I don't want AVG but I cannot get rid of it.

Asked by sageventure 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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How can I adjust the Timeout setting?

I'm running some OBIEE reports in Firefox that by nature do take a long time to run. One of my local Tech Support folks suggested increasing the Firefox Timeout setting (… (read more)

I'm running some OBIEE reports in Firefox that by nature do take a long time to run. One of my local Tech Support folks suggested increasing the Firefox Timeout setting (he showed me how to do this once, but I didn't write it down). Can you provide written instructions (or annotated screen pictures), please?

Asked by CMReynolds 6 years ago

Answered by Jon Gregory 6 years ago

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Text size of menus and tool bars way too small. I want to be able to increase the size.

There were a couple of posts asking the same thing I am, but no answers to either of the. You used to have that Theme and Font Size Changer but I hear that is not very us… (read more)

There were a couple of posts asking the same thing I am, but no answers to either of the. You used to have that Theme and Font Size Changer but I hear that is not very useful anymore. Is there any other way to increase the text on tool bars and menus? It's just way too small. Text on web pages is fine but I can't hardly read the tool bars and menus unless I really squint. Why would you want to make it so terribly small with no way to adjust it?

Asked by Nikilet 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Need help on reducing bookmarks line spacing

Hi, First of all, I would like to say that I am a Firefox user since 2007 (since we are in 2019, that's 12 years). I like it and I thank all the Firefox people that worke… (read more)

Hi,

First of all, I would like to say that I am a Firefox user since 2007 (since we are in 2019, that's 12 years). I like it and I thank all the Firefox people that worked on it.

However, about two weeks ago I have updated my system from Debian 8 to Debian 10; and with it came a new version of Firefox.

And I don't like the way this new Firefox version looks: - it's ugly - it has out of proportion line spacing in the bookmarks - it has out of proportion line spacing in the Preferences menus - it is much less visual appealing than previous versions

Nevertheless, under the hood, I don't doubt that it is more advanced and better.

I just think it's a wrong move from the people leading Firefox at the moment. Maybe they believe they have to follow the (stupid) trend that many other software houses are following: - non intuitive icons - poor use of colors - exagerated simplifying in icons design - minimalistic screen organization - menus with less options, forcing the users to edit configuration files

All this leads to the user having to "try and guess", trying to discover how things work. 20 or 10 years ago, the softwares weren't so advanced, but they were more organized and with better menus. Today, if seems the need is to build something beautiful. But that beauty soon loses it charm after 5 minutes of interaction.

This is the sensation I get from interacting with Firefox nowadays. And it extends to the support forum, with lack of tast in the design, colors, etc. Too many steps back, in my opinion.

Using Firefox now is not as good an experience like it was some years ago. We need something that works, that has good menus, that we like to see. And not being forced to like something that others think it's the present trend. Firefox is used for the internet, so it needs to be a very good tool. Stop fooling around with it, please.

Also, when I try to solve this problem using themes, I'm stumped because I find some many themes. But the problem is that they are poor quality themes. Much quantity, but poor quality. And the search function, is horrible to say the least.

Besides, I don't understand that Firefox now calls themes to simply adding an image to the menu bar. Is that really a theme? Is this really a good service? I don't think so. I think this is dumb. And steers users away.

I don't care for flowers or manga characters in my menu bar. I just want well designed folder icons and line spacing that makes sense.

Why doesn't Firefox gives the user the choice of using the previous themes? Aren't we in 2019? Something like: Menu - Tools - Themes: - Firefox 55 theme - Firefox 56 theme - Firefox 57 theme [..] - Firefox xx theme

Can you imagine how many hours are you wasting from your millions of users that use Firefox to work and would benefit of something like this?

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Having said this, now I present my goal with this post: I would like to know: - how can I reduce bookmarks line spacing?

I use Firefox to work everyday. I need it to be functional. I have thousands of bookmarks and I have organized them so they fit my screen.

Right now, I am losing much time scrolling up and down within my bookmark folders, because this new version of Firefox has a bigger line spacing than the version I used before.

Please see the attached picture.

Thank you.

Asked by ersrpca001 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I set downloads to automatically save instead of prompting me to open them?

I recently reset Firefox. Before whenever I downloaded a file, it automatically prompted me if I wanted to open the file or save it to my computer, with saving it to my c… (read more)

I recently reset Firefox. Before whenever I downloaded a file, it automatically prompted me if I wanted to open the file or save it to my computer, with saving it to my computer preselected. This was fine because I almost never want to open these downloads automatically, and I like all my downloads to go into my downloads folder on a separate drive with much more space (not the temp folder on C:\). The option "do this automatically for files like this from now on" was useful for the rare file type that I would want to open automatically (usually because it's a very small music file or something).

Now every time I download virtually any file type, the prompt comes up with 'open the file' preselected, and "do this automatically for files like this from now on" greyed out. As a result, on more than one occasion, I have mistakenly clicked ok and opened huge files automatically after downloading (which has resulted in them popping open even hours later and playing automatically once the download finished). I'd like to be able to select "save it to my computer" and have it do this automatically, but that option is greyed out.

The help available seems to suggest going into options>Applications and changing the action for the appropriate content type, but: (a) not all the content types I download are listed, i.e. .mov, .mpeg, .rar, etc. (b) changing the action for the content types I do have (.wmv and compressed/zipped folder only) has done absolutely nothing.

I'm still prompted for each and every file I download, still preselected to open the file, with the "do this automatically for files like this from now on" still greyed out.

I'd like to change it to the way I had before, or at the very least automatically set all downloads to save into my downloads folder.

Asked by ltm_1988 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago