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How can I turn off AutoPlay in Firefox? It is not listed in preferences.

The new 'update' on Firefox (63.0, I think) turned on all my AutoPlays that I had previously turned off. Very annoying. How can I turn off AutoPlay? Do they have to up… (read more)

The new 'update' on Firefox (63.0, I think) turned on all my AutoPlays that I had previously turned off. Very annoying. How can I turn off AutoPlay? Do they have to update the software?

Asked by chrissporter 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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A website is slowing your browser. Stop it or wait?

I get this error message on the same website every day. I click stop it, and the message disappears for 30 seconds then reappears over and over again. The message does no… (read more)

I get this error message on the same website every day. I click stop it, and the message disappears for 30 seconds then reappears over and over again. The message does not say this webpage; it says a webpage. Unchecking "always block all detected trackers" does not help.

Asked by loyall 2 years ago

Answered by loyall 2 years ago

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What IDIOT removed Autofill from Firefox 63.0.3

Firefox was working fine until I let it install the latest update. Now it no longer autofills forms and there isn't even a setting for it in this version! Not having au… (read more)

Firefox was working fine until I let it install the latest update. Now it no longer autofills forms and there isn't even a setting for it in this version! Not having autofill makes Firefox ALMOST as good as IE12.

Asked by curriet 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Remove unnecessary space between tab and top of browser in Ubuntu

As you can see in the screenshot, there's this black spacing between tabs area and top of the browser. How do I remove it so that the tabs are right at the top, and I get… (read more)

As you can see in the screenshot, there's this black spacing between tabs area and top of the browser. How do I remove it so that the tabs are right at the top, and I get to see entire sites without compromise in screen space? This is in latest version of Ubuntu. Thanks.

Asked by foreveryoungaginte 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I turn off autocomplete?

Simple question: How do I turn off autocomplete in the search bar? Autocomplete is the function which inputs text I did not type into the text box. Autocomplete is not th… (read more)

Simple question: How do I turn off autocomplete in the search bar?

Autocomplete is the function which inputs text I did not type into the text box. Autocomplete is not the dropdown beneath the search bar, that is automatic suggestions. Autocomplete is not the feature that fills out forms, that is autofill. Autocomplete has nothing to do with storing browsing history or any other information. It is not a security feature, it is a usability feature. I do not want to turn off automatic suggestions, autofill, cookies, history tracking, or any other information storage or usability functions. I only want to turn off autocomplete. Please tell me how to turn off autocomplete, and only autocomplete. I shouldn't have to go into detail like this but I know from past experience that it can take literally weeks to wade through the endless mis-directions to finally get to an answer that actually addresses autocomplete. So do not respond by telling me anything about shutting off any other features, or I will report your post for spam.

I quit Google Chrome and switched to Mozilla Firefox because Google employees informed me that it is Google's stated intent that not only will there not be any option to turn off autocomplete in their browser, but that they outright wish to suppress any and all attempts to circumvent the feature, as they--and they have told me this directly--wish to force the feature on their users. I hope I will not receive the same attitude from Mozilla on this subject. Autocomplete is not just a minor feature, it is a major problem for my browsing and it is imperative that I have a way to turn it off. Not having a way to turn it off is a deal-breaker for me. I will quit Firefox and find another browser if I cannot turn off autocomplete.

Asked by thereaverofdarkness 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Browser window missing top header bar

FF recently updated and when it restarted my browser window is now not showing my menu toolbar or bookmarks toolbar even though they are checked to be on. Plus the minim… (read more)

FF recently updated and when it restarted my browser window is now not showing my menu toolbar or bookmarks toolbar even though they are checked to be on. Plus the minimize/maximize buttons are overlapping my tabs at the top. It seems I'm in some different sized view or something that I cannot figure out how to get out of. I am not in "full screen" view (already tried F11 to be sure). And I've tried dragging the sides out but that doesn't fix the top min/max button issue where it overlaps and my toolbars AND my MENU bar still do not show up. I've gone into customize and removed and then re-added the "bookmarks menu" but it only shows up next to the other icons, not in the normal "toolbar" format with my folders, etc. I can view my bookmark toolbar in the SIDEBARS but again it's just the top of my screen that's messed up and I know it has something to do with my min/maximize buttons being overlapped with tabs but can't get out of it.

I've put a screenshot below to show you what I mean. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by sbledsoe 2 years ago

Answered by FedupwithScripterrors 2 years ago

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dogpile search fails when typing query in address bar

i use dogpile as my default search. when i type a query in the address bar the search leads me to the dogpile page with the query as it normally would, but returns no fi… (read more)

i use dogpile as my default search. when i type a query in the address bar the search leads me to the dogpile page with the query as it normally would, but returns no findings. i have to then press the "go fetch" button to get the search results.

Asked by bprince00 1 year ago

Answered by 1972dolphins 1 year ago

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Browser does not ask to save and quit anymore even when browser.ShowQuitWarning is set to true, how to fix this?

So there was an issue where my browser stopped automatically restoring my previous session after closing it. I followed some instructions I found online that told me to t… (read more)

So there was an issue where my browser stopped automatically restoring my previous session after closing it. I followed some instructions I found online that told me to tick the option for it under Options -> General -> Startup, and this fixed the problem. However, this seemed to have caused my browser to directly close and stop asking me to save and quit even while browser.ShowQuitWarning is set to true in about:config.

If I tick off the option to automatically restore my previous session, however, I do get a warning that tells me I'm about to close my browser, but it only gives me the options to close tabs and cancel closing my browser; the option to save & quit is absent entirely.

That's about everything I know that could be related to this issue.

Asked by MarkMJ 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do I disable all video entirely in Firefox?

Hi there, Firefox no longer stops autoplay videos, and many news sites use them. Since I do not really watch video on the web, I would like to disable all video playback … (read more)

Hi there,

Firefox no longer stops autoplay videos, and many news sites use them. Since I do not really watch video on the web, I would like to disable all video playback on Firefox entirely. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks,

Brett

Asked by Cannibalism 1 year ago

Answered by Cannibalism 1 year ago

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Will Saved Password Editor ever work again?

The Saved Password Editor (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/saved-password-editor/) was an excellent extension and highly useful extension, rendered inopera… (read more)

The Saved Password Editor (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/saved-password-editor/) was an excellent extension and highly useful extension, rendered inoperative by Quantum. While some people may think that this extension is no longer needed because of the built-in editor (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1186297) this is incorrect for a number of reasons:

  • Some website don't capture the login information and there is no way to manually enter the information: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1234322. Editing some json file is a ridiculous suggestion.
  • It annoying to navigate to the built-in editor and recently FF moved the "saved logins..." button down about:preferences#privacy so you now have to scroll in addition to clicking. Note: bookmarking chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xul is handy, but doesn't solve the other problems.
  • The built-in editor does not allow editing the website URL or duplicating a login.
  • All of this make it impossible to use the built-in password editor to save things like PINs or answers to secret questions, all of which was very easy with the Saved Password Editor extension.

So will Firefox ever enable the Saved Password Editor to work again? The add-on page says that the extension needs a WebExtensions API. Will Firefox ever have one of those again? If the functionality was added into the build-in password manager, that would be good, too. Thank you.

Asked by mcramer 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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unchecking "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" has no effect

MSI GE72 2QF Apache Pro notebook (stock) Windows 10 Pro Firefox 63.0.3 I recently reinstalled Windows 10 and Firefox. Before the reinstall, unchecking this box had an imm… (read more)

MSI GE72 2QF Apache Pro notebook (stock) Windows 10 Pro Firefox 63.0.3

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 and Firefox. Before the reinstall, unchecking this box had an immediate visible effect. Now, as can be seen in the screenshot, it doesn't.

So far I've tried: - "refreshing" Firefox to defaults and unchecking the box again, - going into "about:config" and changing the value of "browser.display.use_document_fonts" to "0"

Neither of these things worked.

On my other two computers, one of which was bought new less than three weeks ago, unchecking the box does what it's supposed to do.

Asked by rontarrant 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox closes itself randomly

Hello I have Firefox (version 63, 64 bit) installed on a computer with over 50 Computers. A few months ago Firefox started an odd behavior. Sometimes shortly after startu… (read more)

Hello I have Firefox (version 63, 64 bit) installed on a computer with over 50 Computers. A few months ago Firefox started an odd behavior. Sometimes shortly after startup or in the middle of surfing, Firefox just closes its Window. I checked, clearing the cache , with did nothing. Starting it in Safe Mode works fine. What should I do ?

Asked by r4a5a88 2 years ago

Answered by r4a5a88 2 years ago

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'media.autoplay.enabled' setting no longer stops video auto-play (version 63.0).

Hi. I just noticed that my browser had auto-updated itself to version 63.0, and now, videos on Youtube and news sites auto-play, even though I have it disabled in About:C… (read more)

Hi. I just noticed that my browser had auto-updated itself to version 63.0, and now, videos on Youtube and news sites auto-play, even though I have it disabled in About:Config. Until today, all html5 videos were being blocked just fine by that setting. Why is this happening and what can I do to re-block videos from auto-playing?

Asked by Max Quordlepleen 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Need to make pinned tabs wider FF 63.0.1 on Win10 laptop

I have RA with fine motor control problems. At times I have difficulty in getting the cursor on the pinned tabs. I don't have problems seeing so don't need to zoom in to… (read more)

I have RA with fine motor control problems.

At times I have difficulty in getting the cursor on the pinned tabs. I don't have problems seeing so don't need to zoom in to make everything larger, I just need wider pinned tabs.

I use FF 63.0.1 on my Win10 laptop and need to make the pinned tabs wider for ease of use.

I found information about making unpinned tabs wider in about:config but can't find anything for the pinned tabs.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by cadwellm 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I move tabs back to the bottom in Firefox Quantum under Linux (Fedora 28)..?

I have been unable to get the tabs back where they should be, I'm afraid I am not tech-savvy enough to understand the userchrome-css solutions that some people have used.… (read more)

I have been unable to get the tabs back where they should be, I'm afraid I am not tech-savvy enough to understand the userchrome-css solutions that some people have used. Can no-one produce an easy to use addon or something that will do this..? I love Firefox but forcing me to have the tabs on top is making me seriously think about ditching it.

Asked by ria1039 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Has anyone finally put Tabs back on the bottom where they belong. I can't believe that I have used palemoon for 5 years because firefox can't do this easy fix

I am not going to do any digging. I type way to slow. Its why i haven't transitioned to linux. Just put the option to put tabs back on the bottom. It was available for a… (read more)

I am not going to do any digging. I type way to slow. Its why i haven't transitioned to linux. Just put the option to put tabs back on the bottom. It was available for a long time, then some smart asses thought changing it "made more sense" it doesn't. I also hate that all my history and bookmarks simply disappeared into the chrome disaster firefox has become. I use palemoon because huh huh it can still put tabs on the bottom.

Simply, there is no security reason to not have tabs AVAILABLE to be on the bottom-where they belong. I would also suggest letting me clutter my screen with all the stuff that was once just a matter of how the GUI is presented and not a security issue.

I refuse to go back to Firefox because you have made it less user friendly and haven't fixed it in 5 years!

Asked by doc_mckeena 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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FF/browser/Macbook has very low-freq mousemove events compared to FF/Android/Galaxy.S3 and Chrome/Safari/same 2012 Macbook Pro.

I have an app where the user draws on the screen, with mouse in the browser: document.addEventListener('mousemove', handleMouseMove, false); However mousemove events … (read more)

I have an app where the user draws on the screen, with mouse in the browser:

   document.addEventListener('mousemove', handleMouseMove, false);

However mousemove events seem to come in little bursts, so if I'm waving the mouse around, you can't see enough line to trace the path, just bits of line and dots all over the place. I see the same frequency when I just log the event, and when handling, the time is at worst 2 [Date()-Date()].

FF/Android draws nice lines of dots, as do Chrome and Safari on the Mac. FF is fine on Ubuntu 16.04 on desktop.

Seems like a bug? Should at least be configgable.

Also 'Upload images' just spins on uploading. I'm inclined to just list FF as unsupported on Mac.

Asked by phobrain 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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can't install ad-blocker

Hi, "Spon unlock" is an anti advertising blocker that specifically prevents advertising on the website of the german magazine "spiegel-online". Unfortunately I can't down… (read more)

Hi,

"Spon unlock" is an anti advertising blocker that specifically prevents advertising on the website of the german magazine "spiegel-online". Unfortunately I can't download this add-on. The Firefox add-on administration does display the program, but always asks me to download Firefox and/or register. What both has already happened.

Asked by Refugio 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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stop firefox tips and popups on my home page? 63.0.3 win 8.1

I have blank page set and the insidious "get more info" "rearrange" etc. popup keeps making me want to scream. "Snippets" are turned off...but off course it does nothing.… (read more)

I have blank page set and the insidious "get more info" "rearrange" etc. popup keeps making me want to scream. "Snippets" are turned off...but off course it does nothing. What is so hard to understand about blank? It simply means NOTHING. I don't even want the logo. I want a white blank page like it used to do.

How do I disable this built in SPAM?

Asked by dogpa 1 year ago

Answered by dogpa 1 year ago