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can't deal with new look of V. 89 of Firefox for Mac OS

Help! Today, I updated from v. 88.x to the latest v. 89.x of Firefox for Mac OS. Unfortunately, the new look and interface of v. 89 is very difficult for me to see and us… (read more)

Help! Today, I updated from v. 88.x to the latest v. 89.x of Firefox for Mac OS. Unfortunately, the new look and interface of v. 89 is very difficult for me to see and use. The menu bar items (text and icons) are too small, and everything is too small, too light and low-contrast gray with no borders ,etc. I've been using Firefox for Mac OS for at least 15 years, and I've never been so dissatisfied by the look of an upgrade. I am running on a Mac Pro with OS X 10.14.6.

Having played with the various preference menus in v. 89.x that I could find, I am not able to find settings to return the look to that of the previous version. Is there a "theme" to make the interface user-friendly again, or do I need to actually revert to v. 88.x? If I need to go back to v. 88.x, how do I do that and preserve all of my original settings, bookmark, etc.? Thank you!

Asked by koolerking52 4 days ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 4 days ago

Shutting down my computer makes me lose everything.

Ever since I began using a Mac desktop computer (in 2018), every time it was shut down or restarted, all of my Firefox settings, add-ons, bookmarks, logins, cookies, and … (read more)

Ever since I began using a Mac desktop computer (in 2018), every time it was shut down or restarted, all of my Firefox settings, add-ons, bookmarks, logins, cookies, and history disappeared. Everything is returned to the defaults as if I never had Firefox on my computer before. I never had this problem with any Windows computer, so I thought this problem must be compatibility with Apple not being good. But it works fine as long as I don't close my browser completely. What is going on? Is this fixable?

My operating system is still Mojave, but Firefox is up to date. I only have a desktop computer and like it that way.

Asked by Andrea 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Having problems restoring tabs when closing a window on Mac

Hi, since the latest version of Firefox I have a problem that tabs are not going to be restored when closing just the window. On Mac closing the window means pressing the… (read more)

Hi,

since the latest version of Firefox I have a problem that tabs are not going to be restored when closing just the window. On Mac closing the window means pressing the red bulb in the top left corner, which actually keeps Firefox running in the background. I know that it was different in previous versions. There the last open tabs were reopened when creating a new first window. Now sessions are only restored when Firefox is shutdown explicitly (CMD+Q) and then restarted. Option for session restore is set. I tried to fix that by using the addon Tab Session Manager, however, this is not the behavior I'm used to. I also deleted my old profile (all my urls, etc. are gone now ... :( ), no effect.

Anyone know if something has changed for sessions? Or is it just me having such a problem?

Regards, Thomas

Asked by thomas.klinger 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Latest Firefox changed the tab context menu - how do I fix it?

I am constantly reloading tabs because I need to use the TotalSuspender addon to control 40+ concurrent tabs across 8 browser windows. With this new update, the Reload Ta… (read more)

I am constantly reloading tabs because I need to use the TotalSuspender addon to control 40+ concurrent tabs across 8 browser windows. With this new update, the Reload Tab option in the tab context menu has changed to New Tab (which is useless to me as I need to use the + menu to access containers). How can I edit this context menu and simply remove the New Tab option?

Asked by wintermutetwin 5 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 5 days ago

Why is NY Times & YouTube blocking parts of their pages?

NY Times now won't load images (there's now a hold-to-see button; image & headlines vanish when you let go) on either side of the firewall & YouTube blacks out th… (read more)

NY Times now won't load images (there's now a hold-to-see button; image & headlines vanish when you let go) on either side of the firewall & YouTube blacks out their link icons & the right column recommended / loaded-for-sequence play videos on the right column whether you're signed-in or not. Background images are now blacked out on some sites. None of this ever happened to me until I upgraded to FF 89.

Why is this? How do I stop it?

The array of Mac settings, FF settings, site settings is dizzying as we all know, which makes sorting out where the problem might lie a bear w/o help. Things worked great through 88. I allowed FF entree to simply install each new version. No prob. Now this. 89 is clearly a complete overhaul -- I've seen scores of comments from folks left aghast at these changes with no clear, comprehensive tutorial of 1) what exactly FF did & changed, 2) why FF did it & most importantly, 3) how to return which sections / settings to what you wanted & felt comfy with & which you're just stuck getting used to. Configuration ability is a huge aspect of computer living. That FF info alone would have lessened the heat I'm afraid you've been taking.

Anyway, back to mine... any clue as to how to reset whatever it is that needs resetting to drop this blockage? Many thanks for the assist!

Asked by ejdecker 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Can't Change Password

When I try to change my password, it makes me log in, which I do using my old password. Then it makes me authenticate it with a code it sends to my email, which I do. The… (read more)

When I try to change my password, it makes me log in, which I do using my old password. Then it makes me authenticate it with a code it sends to my email, which I do. Then I get to the change password screen, enter my old password, my new password, and my new password again to confirm. But it won't let me save it because it says "incorrect password." I know it's not the incorrect password, because I just used it to log in.

Asked by Colin 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Can't Play Any Videos on 89.0 Version

Because of this terrible 89.0 update I've had to start using Chrome, and I hate Chrome. I cannot get any videos to play in Mozilla anymore. Youtube doesn't work, Tumblr v… (read more)

Because of this terrible 89.0 update I've had to start using Chrome, and I hate Chrome. I cannot get any videos to play in Mozilla anymore. Youtube doesn't work, Tumblr videos don't work, Twitch videos don't work, even the Tenor gifs on Discord won't show.

Yes, I have cleared my entire history of cache and cookies for all of these websites, and it does not fix the problem.

Nothing will play. I hate this. Please, Mozilla, fix this so I can go back to using the browser I actually prefer.

If anyone else is experiencing this, or has found a solution, please let me know.

Asked by mae 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

after the update

Hi since I updated Firefox last night, I can't seem to use the search bar anymore, I'm talking about the usual one, the search bar in the middle of the page under the Fir… (read more)

Hi since I updated Firefox last night, I can't seem to use the search bar anymore, I'm talking about the usual one, the search bar in the middle of the page under the Firefox globe. As soon as I type the first letter in this search bar, it writes into the adress bar, and nothing is displayed in the search bar at all, it stays empty. It's like the only option I have now is the adress bar, the search bar is useless and though it's ok for an adress it is not for a proper research. I wonder how to sort this out. Thanks for your help !

Asked by delphinekargayan 1 week ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days ago

Screen Shot on Firefox...

When Firefox is open, it magnify itself to over 500%, making it impossible to read full page, this happens on Firefox Browser, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari, No One, at… (read more)

When Firefox is open, it magnify itself to over 500%, making it impossible to read full page, this happens on Firefox Browser, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari, No One, at any of browsers mention knows the problem, asking public for help please, feel free to look at screen shot when I search a name on Firefox, and Google gave me this, at exact size, Screen Shot can not be uploaded because NO BROWSERS can accept screenshot at 500%.....Error uploading image

"Screen Shot 2021-06-10 at 1.13.12 PM.png" is too large (1533KB), the limit is 1024KB

Asked by rungybears 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

History prior to today is not showing up

I've lost all my history prior to the current date. I think yesterday too, I only had the days history and nothing else. This may have started with the new firefox update… (read more)

I've lost all my history prior to the current date. I think yesterday too, I only had the days history and nothing else. This may have started with the new firefox update, but I'm not sure, I wasn't paying attention. It's not in my settings to delete history every time I close firefox. All my bookmarks are still there, its just a problem with my browsing history. It seems like the "recently closed tabs" keeps better track of the days history than my actual history tab. I'll probably lose todays history tomorrow. Not sure why this is happening~~ help

Asked by geeggi 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

to block some one

A company who keeps sending messages I don't want. On the site I can't find a button to stop sending the messages, so I want to block this company... Greets Anouke … (read more)

A company who keeps sending messages I don't want. On the site I can't find a button to stop sending the messages, so I want to block this company...

Greets Anouke

Asked by Anouke 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

New theme is awful

New theme is absolutely not contrasting. The font merges with the background, no separators are visible between the elements, although the tabs opposite are separated fro… (read more)

New theme is absolutely not contrasting. The font merges with the background, no separators are visible between the elements, although the tabs opposite are separated from the page. And a huge number of other annoying little things. You suggest choosing a different theme, but there are the same problems and an additional annoying background pattern.

Please make it possible to return to the classic theme and stop changing the interface and familiar controls. I am shaking from every update notification, because i expect everything will break again.

I also advise you to read reviews on news sites dedicated to this update. Many people unhappy with these changes.

I found a partial solution (about: config -> browser.proton.enabled -> FALSE ) problem, but as it became known, it will soon stop working.

I understand that FireFox a free product and I would shut up, but it upsets me that the tool that I have been using almost all my life has gone bad. And second, and even worse, the Internet is increasingly dominated by Chrome, remaining without competition.

Asked by reloac 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

updated system theme is not accessible and cannot find one that is.

The new base system theme for FireFox is not accessible. I cannot visually tell when one tab shifts to another. Three's not enough contrast. There's no line that marks th… (read more)

The new base system theme for FireFox is not accessible. I cannot visually tell when one tab shifts to another. Three's not enough contrast. There's no line that marks the shift from one tab to the next. I tried countless contributor themes and they're all lacking the same feature - a physical break between tabs. Fades on text are also not accessible. Please fix this issue!

Thank you, Nanette visual deficits in Minnesota

Asked by Nanette 1 week ago

Last reply by pg_78 1 week ago

Firefox don't load the websites for a minute but other browsers does load them normally

I am facing a strange issue where the Browser doesn't load the website for a minute and shows server error. However, this behavior is not specific to any website and the … (read more)

I am facing a strange issue where the Browser doesn't load the website for a minute and shows server error. However, this behavior is not specific to any website and the server error shows randomly. Sometimes the browser loads the website normally while other times it shows server error. Please check this screencast: https://jmp.sh/jEu4D9k to understand better. So, I initially tried to open calendly.com and it didn't load despite my multiple reload attempts. However, when I tried to reload it after a minute then it came to life.

I have been facing this issue for many months and I tried almost every solution I found on Mozilla community pages like Resetting Mozilla, Setting No Proxy, Turning Off IPv6, DNS Prefetching Changes, Turning On/Off hardware acceleration, Uninstalled Mozilla and Installed a fresh copy, Changed to Mozilla Developer Edition, etc. but no luck. Please note that the other browsers are working fine and don't have any issues.

Asked by Raj 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

How to revert to browser.tabs.ontop=false functionality in Firefox 89.x

Subject says it all. "How to revert to 'browser.tabs.ontop=false' functionality in Firefox 89.x?" I hate the Proton layout where tabs are now positioned at the top. I wan… (read more)

Subject says it all. "How to revert to 'browser.tabs.ontop=false' functionality in Firefox 89.x?" I hate the Proton layout where tabs are now positioned at the top. I want to revert to what I had before — via an add-on, I think — because the new style creates visual dissonance. I HATE the new style. I want a layout that does not do my head in. I do not care that someone(s) in the development team thinks tabs.ontop is better; it is not better for me.

Asked by Glimfeather 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Proton Tabs Are Undistinguishable! Please Fix!

Please, PLEASE put back the space between the tabs in the Proton version of Firefox. As a web designer, I don't understand how any designer on your staff or any superviso… (read more)

Please, PLEASE put back the space between the tabs in the Proton version of Firefox. As a web designer, I don't understand how any designer on your staff or any supervisor would okay what looks like a seamless tab bar. The UX is horrible.

I've temporarily changed the about:config to mimic Photon. But I understand you are going to get rid of that ability in the about:config file.

Why do you tweak a decent UI into an unusable one? This is becoming an epidemic. Similar things happen on Facebook and with Photoshop (where "upgrades" make parts of the application unusable—that is, they no longer work).

Asked by JeffGates 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

toolbars at top of firefox screen

I just installed version 89.0, and I would swear that my top bar went from one bar (containing the tabs, the address line, home button, fwd and bk arrows, etc) to 2 bars … (read more)

I just installed version 89.0, and I would swear that my top bar went from one bar (containing the tabs, the address line, home button, fwd and bk arrows, etc) to 2 bars (the top bar containing the tabs and the bottom bar containing everything else). Is there a way to put everything on one bar?

Asked by skapilow 1 week ago

Last reply by Lisi 1 week ago

change tab colors

This latest update makes everything gray on the screen and you can't tell one tab from another. How do you change the color scheme? Why'd they make it so ugly? And why… (read more)

This latest update makes everything gray on the screen and you can't tell one tab from another. How do you change the color scheme? Why'd they make it so ugly? And why didn't they put this answer on the home page?

Asked by s.a.barker 1 week ago

Last reply by nerkalis 1 week ago