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Appearance settings not saving

My appearance settings are set to dark mode but Firefox is only displaying in light mode. I've tried downloading various dark mode extensions to fix this, but they only s… (read more)

My appearance settings are set to dark mode but Firefox is only displaying in light mode. I've tried downloading various dark mode extensions to fix this, but they only seem to work on websites other than the firefox homepage or settings.

Asked by Haan 1 week ago

Last reply by TNorth 1 week ago

Firefox 96.0 - "Forced" dark mode

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including: New tab backgroun… (read more)

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including:

  • New tab background
  • Background of any tab waiting to load a page
  • Google/Youtube background
  • Settings/add-ons/password menu backgrounds
  • Automatic username/password drop-down background
  • Background of the little box that appears on the bottom-left (the one which shows the URL when you mouse over a link)

I am unhappy with this and wish to have my usual theme back. Can anyone please assist?

(In addition, there is some sort of white border around the current tab, which I do not like)

Asked by hevinroyal 2 weeks ago

Last reply by orgonotic-9 1 day ago

Use the system print dialog by default

The system print works better for me than what Firefox has implemented, is there a setting somewhere to bypass the Firefox print and go directly to system print. Not har… (read more)

The system print works better for me than what Firefox has implemented, is there a setting somewhere to bypass the Firefox print and go directly to system print. Not hard to bypass by clicking, but if there is a setting I would use it.

Asked by Jer 5 months ago

Last reply by Jer 5 months ago

Making Firefox my default search engine

How can I get my Firefox search engine back? I used to have it until my Android phone did an automatic update and it was deleted. Now I am forced to use Google. I don't … (read more)

How can I get my Firefox search engine back? I used to have it until my Android phone did an automatic update and it was deleted. Now I am forced to use Google. I don't want Google to be my search engine. I'm technology challenged thus I need instructions on how to get it back with simple step by step guide. HELP.

Asked by patricia triana 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Restoring FF scrollbars to something usable

I need the scrollbar widths to be wider. i have difficulty hitting them with a mouse anymore. Scrolling by hitting the area between the thumb and the (missing) buttons is… (read more)

I need the scrollbar widths to be wider. i have difficulty hitting them with a mouse anymore. Scrolling by hitting the area between the thumb and the (missing) buttons is just as hard, obviously, as it is the same, nearly invisible width. Using the buttons, oh yeah, like I said, they're missing.

I'm not new to this problem. I had this fixed in the past. I would fix it by changing CSS in one or both of two places: userChrome.css, and theming folders for my system. With the last update of FF the devil scrollbars returned, and since then nothing I have tried works. I'm aware of the legacy setting on userChrome.css and set that to true, with no effect.

There's a thread I could share on the Linux Mint forum where somebody asked about this a year ago, and I am not exaggerating, there were at least 10 different things to try.

I'm running FF 93 on Fedora 35 with a Cinnamon desktop. I don't want to do any more Google searches. Can someone point me, please to the DEFINITIVE answer on how to style the scrollbars, at least in my enivironment, and it would be really nice to not only get an answer, but one that will not become defunct when the next version of FF is released.

I installed Chrome, and scrollbars are usable out of the box.

Asked by jfoye 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

Minimize, Maximise and Exit all now hiding.

I live with Firefix always in full screen. I Don't like seeing any bars or buttons of any kind. Befor the latest update, when I moved my mouse to the top of the screen m… (read more)

I live with Firefix always in full screen. I Don't like seeing any bars or buttons of any kind.

Befor the latest update, when I moved my mouse to the top of the screen my tabs popped down and in the top right corner was the standard icons for "minimize" "maximize" and "exit".

With the latest update the tabs are there but the 3 buttons have gone.

If I exit full screen (F11) then they are there again, but I dont want to have to exit full screen every time I change between programes which I do every few mins. I'd be popping pages in and out of full screen every few mins!

How do I get the buttons back all the time?

Asked by lucyblairs 1 month ago

Last reply by tiffanyboyd78 1 week ago

How to disable the enforced dark mode of the latest versions (the menus, url-bar, background)

HI! The latest version has enforced the dark mode in the address bar, drop out menus, file-saving dialogue window and browser background (so the pages that use the transp… (read more)

HI! The latest version has enforced the dark mode in the address bar, drop out menus, file-saving dialogue window and browser background (so the pages that use the transparent background are almost unreadable now). Changing the theme doesn't work. Switching to the system' s colours doesn't work. Is there any way to get all of these back to the light mode?

Asked by lasselanta 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

After ugdate content process limit option is missing! How to Fix it?

Hello! Content process limit option is missing in the new version! Why?.. and how to Fix it? Otherwise, I will be forced to remove the update. I look forward to hearing..… (read more)

Hello! Content process limit option is missing in the new version! Why?.. and how to Fix it? Otherwise, I will be forced to remove the update. I look forward to hearing... Thanks.

Asked by tavit 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Size of Icons of the extensions, buttons, etc on the toolbar is impossibly small.

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Firefox version: latest I really, really need something to increase the size of all the icons in the toolbar. The size of the text is… (read more)

Linux distribution: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Firefox version: latest

I really, really need something to increase the size of all the icons in the toolbar. The size of the text is fine, but surprisingly the size of the icons is ridiculously small.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1260063

This thread does not help me, because for some reason the value '1.5' decreases the size, and the value '2' makes no difference at all.

A happy new year to everybody.

Asked by anmol 3 weeks ago

Last reply by MichaelJonas 6 days ago

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these screens. How do I change them back to white?

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these s… (read more)

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these screens. How do I change them back to white?

The browser screen was black and I did that "about:config" thing and toggled the "browser.proton.enabled" to False which converted the background of the browser to back to white but all the other drop down menus are still black. The bookmark toolbar menu is black, the background of the hamburger menu is black, and the "customize menu" background is black. These areas are now difficult for me to see.

When FF developers start fooling around with colors in the FF browser they need to tread lightly and be aware of all accessibility problems their users may have. Where accessibility is concerned, one size doesn't fit all. Some people have problems with white backgrounds and others, like myself, have problems reading screens with black backgrounds. One simply MUST be aware of sight problems in users.

P.S. I tried uploading photos of the black backgrounds in question but the upload wheel just kept spinning. The photo size was within accepted parameter. Also, I tried to check the box "Email me when someone answers the thread" but that wouldnt work either.

Asked by hardlaceroses 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

How do I get more file types to show up under about:preferences#applications

Hi I use Firefox developer edition. During the latest update Mozilla removed my most loved feature that asked you what you wanted to do with a file before downloading it.… (read more)

Hi

I use Firefox developer edition. During the latest update Mozilla removed my most loved feature that asked you what you wanted to do with a file before downloading it. I tried to fix this by going into the settings and changing it to always ask for every file type, but many file types are just missing and I am unable to get them to appear. I looked on my other computers and all file types are present there but not on my desktop for some reason. Is there any way to fix this or to get Firefox to ask before downloading again?

Thanks

(I added an img of what the settings look like)

Asked by parker.wallenmeyer 1 week ago

Last reply by lloyd.little 1 day ago

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Google.com Results screen looks totally different in Firefox on this machine only

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from mult… (read more)

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from multiple backups yet it still shows up like the first picture? on other machines when I use firefox I dont have this issue and I dont have the issue if I use another browser to call up something from google.

Any help someone could give would be appreciated. Thank you

Asked by VaughnMNY1 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

Firefox 96.0.2

When Firefox 96.0.2 was installed on my Windows 10 computer my bookmarks tab went from white to black. The only way that I was able to get the white back was to change my… (read more)

When Firefox 96.0.2 was installed on my Windows 10 computer my bookmarks tab went from white to black. The only way that I was able to get the white back was to change my Firefox Persona.

I would like to be able to use my previous Firefox Persona but until a fix is produced I have to use a Persona which is not my preferred choice.

This is both a request for help and information to those looking for a short term fix.

Asked by Pete8 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox 96.0.2 home screen color

I saw this posted: (A) Right-click context menus, toolbar drop-down panels Starting in Firefox 89, these would flip to a dark background if the text on the inactive/backg… (read more)

I saw this posted: (A) Right-click context menus, toolbar drop-down panels Starting in Firefox 89, these would flip to a dark background if the text on the inactive/background tabs was white or light. Firefox 96 has extended this adaptation to more parts of the browser. As far as I know, the only built-in way to avoid this is to change your toolbar theme to one with dark text on the inactive/background tabs. (The other way is the not-officially-supported userChrome.css file route.)

OK, I have been using a "not-officially-supported userChrome.css file" for quite sometime. Every 4th or 5th update (sic) screws it up. Apparently the latest (96.0.2) "looks" at my toolbars, makes an (erroneous) assumption and turns the main part of the home screen to black.

Not useful!

Suggestions to override Firefox's (less than helpful) assumption?

Asked by AIVAS 1 week ago

Answered by TNorth 5 days ago

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How to stop firefox automaticly opening ctrl+f

So I make games and one thing that bugs me a lot is when i make a game controlled by WASD, when i try to move, it opens up the Find menu. Is there a simple fix that I can… (read more)

So I make games and one thing that bugs me a lot is when i make a game controlled by WASD, when i try to move, it opens up the Find menu. Is there a simple fix that I can do to stop this?

Asked by Echo 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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search bar and address bar issue

Hello, Can someone please tell me how to stop my "search bar" text from also showing up in my "address bar"? I have search the internet and found all of the following wa… (read more)

Hello, Can someone please tell me how to stop my "search bar" text from also showing up in my "address bar"? I have search the internet and found all of the following ways that have been suggested that have not worked.

I read that I should set the following to "false" to solve my problem.

1) keyword.enabled 2) browser.fixup.alternate.enabled 3) browser.urlbar.suggest.surches

I have also gone into the settings menu and un-checked everything I could find about suggestions or words or anything else being added to the address bar. The only thing that should show up in and address bar is................you guessed it: AN ADDRESS!  :-) Thanks so much for your help.

I really appreciate the help. Mark

Asked by kamarkie1 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Firefox CSS question: putting navbar at top of browser, in line with Menu bar

Hello. Before the "proton" update to the Firefox UI, I had nicely saved space in my browser by putting the navbar up on the same level with the menu bar which is able to … (read more)

Hello. Before the "proton" update to the Firefox UI, I had nicely saved space in my browser by putting the navbar up on the same level with the menu bar which is able to make the UI area of Firefox take up less vertical space on my screen. Proton broke this however, so I reverted.

What sort of userchrome.css code do I now need to use in order to put the menu bar and navbar on the same level, like the attached image?

Asked by zach.heise 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

The background colour for some parts of the webpages has changed making it hard to read.

I know and admit I stuffed up. One day a long time ago I was prompted for my master password. When I clicked in that area/field a requester popped up asking me to pick a … (read more)

I know and admit I stuffed up.

One day a long time ago I was prompted for my master password.

When I clicked in that area/field a requester popped up asking me to pick a colour. Confused I picked one - and a bad one I now see.

So now when certain parts of a web page are opened the background colour is this horrible colour and I can't really read what is there.

I don't understand what I did or HOW I did it.

This is a cropped example of the bad contrast I am seeing.

file:///home/me/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202022-01-22%2010-09-48.png

As I said, I admit I stuffed up. But this seems to all have happened since that one time with the main password requester.

Asked by teeny_weeny 6 days ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 3 days ago

Every time I open firefox the following line in my config: "browser.theme.toolbar-theme" gets set to zero and it changes me to dark mode. How do I stop this?

Whenever I close Firefox and restart it I find that my browser is set to dark mode every time, I discovered that the culprit in my congif is the line "browser.theme.toolb… (read more)

Whenever I close Firefox and restart it I find that my browser is set to dark mode every time, I discovered that the culprit in my congif is the line "browser.theme.toolbar-theme" which sets itself to 0 every time I start firefox. Despite every time I change it back to 1 so that I keep light mode on. Is there any solution to this or maybe a way I can reset my about:config back to default as a nuclear option? I'd rather not lose all my tabs if possible but this is quite annoying.

Asked by rundevilrun007 6 days ago

Last reply by TNorth 6 days ago