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Yahoo Searches Opening in New Tab After Update

I have Yahoo as my home page and usually search from it starting out. I noticed, however, after the last update or two in the last week that when I hit search, it opens t… (read more)

I have Yahoo as my home page and usually search from it starting out. I noticed, however, after the last update or two in the last week that when I hit search, it opens the search results in a new tab. It didn't use to do this, but I can't find any Firefox option to make the searches stay in the existing tab. Can anyone help with this? I don't think it's Yahoo's settings, because I'm not signed into it. It seems like the Firefox update created this new behavior.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 days ago

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How do you format the download destination path?

Say, for example, I want the download path to be "MyDownloadDirectory/%yyyy/%yyyy.%mm" which means "Change the download path every month to a folder named after the curre… (read more)

Say, for example, I want the download path to be "MyDownloadDirectory/%yyyy/%yyyy.%mm" which means "Change the download path every month to a folder named after the current year and the current month inside a folder named after the current year".

Many non-browser applications allow me to do this, but for some reason browsers generally don't have that option. I was thinking that there was a way to do this in Firefox.

What is a way to do this? If it's not possible in vanilla Firefox, is there an extension available for this?

Asked by mister.gt771 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Keyboard shortcuts

When i type in the search bar "list of active shortcut keys I get no answer except for a few people complaining and not anything relevant to the question asked. Why is th… (read more)

When i type in the search bar "list of active shortcut keys I get no answer except for a few people complaining and not anything relevant to the question asked. Why is this?

Asked by RickCharon 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How do I turn off Download status dropdown window?

I like the button that shows the status of anything I elect to download (e.g. an image to put in an error report). However about a week ago I started getting a pulldown… (read more)

I like the button that shows the status of anything I elect to download (e.g. an image to put in an error report).

However about a week ago I started getting a pulldown style display in addition to the little status icon. Is there any way to shut that off? It's annoying.

Asked by Havan_Ironoak 1 year ago

Last reply by GNU/V 1 year ago

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address bar's search engine dropdown menu?

hi all! how can i add the choose search engine dropdown menu in the address bar? now it only shows results from whichever search engine i choose as the default, eg googl… (read more)

hi all!

how can i add the choose search engine dropdown menu in the address bar? now it only shows results from whichever search engine i choose as the default, eg google, from firefox prefs. Even though i have around 6 others chosen as alternative engines. Foe example, i often wish to quickly switch to wikipedia ,or duckduckgo search, etc.

thanks for your help!

Asked by z. ixa 1 year ago

Last reply by z. ixa 1 year ago

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How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel?

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the downloa… (read more)

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the download panel does not popup when a download is complete. Please provide a solution to turn off this feature.

Asked by shellnine 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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E-mail login and only 7 days of history

First and most important I want to thank FredMcD and cor-el. Your input got me "going" again. E-mail is the more important issue at this point. I use Gmail and have for… (read more)

First and most important I want to thank FredMcD and cor-el. Your input got me "going" again.

E-mail is the more important issue at this point. I use Gmail and have for years, and right now I have to go through their awkward login procedure every time I start Firefox. In Safari, which I want to leave behind, I just click on mail and I'm in. Can I setup this situation in Firefox?

My history only shows "Today", "Yesterday", "Last 7 days". I don't want to show a ton of history, but I would like to show 14 days. In some of the help articles I see far more history than that. Is there any way I can push history to 14 days?

Help would be greatly appreciated as I'm 78 and weak on technology, chubbles

Asked by chubbles 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to Resize Firefox Window if Edges Don't Show?

With Firefox 98.0 and macOS 10.15.7, Firefox window fills entire display screen and does not show edges to be able to drag in window size. Is there a way to reduce the di… (read more)

With Firefox 98.0 and macOS 10.15.7, Firefox window fills entire display screen and does not show edges to be able to drag in window size. Is there a way to reduce the displayed window to be smaller than the screen size? Thank you!

Asked by richwine1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Hide recent downloads

Recently there was a change how Firefox behaves regarding the recent downloads pop-up menu. Up until 98.0 if I downloaded an item, the "Download" icon showed that there … (read more)

Recently there was a change how Firefox behaves regarding the recent downloads pop-up menu.

Up until 98.0 if I downloaded an item, the "Download" icon showed that there is a new downloaded item (it became "active", recolored to blue, so just like a nofiication icon), and If I clicked on the "Download" icon (down arrow), than it showed (a small pop-up below the download icon) the 3 recent items that were downloaded.

In 98.0 this was changed.

Now if I download an item, the recent downloaded pop-up list becomes active, and shows the recent items. So if I control the page with keyboard, I have to move back to the page, because now the keyboard input is controlling that small pop-up recent downloads.

If I download an item, just recolor/notify the download icon to blue showing that there is a new item, DON'T show me the recent downloads, and DON'T make that pop-up active, because I use mostly keyboard, and it is hard to control the page with keyboard presses, when that pop-up comes up.

I want the recent download pop-up functionality as it was before 98.0.

How do I change this behavior back? How do I turn off to NOT open the recent downloads pop-up automatically after each download?

Asked by daihelyon 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Switching between Firefox windows on Mac M1 - keyboard doesn't have dedicated tilde button

As the title says, I want to switch between opened firefox windows with keyboard(I can do the same using trackpad) on Mac M1. Unfortunately, my keyboard doesn't have dedi… (read more)

As the title says, I want to switch between opened firefox windows with keyboard(I can do the same using trackpad) on Mac M1. Unfortunately, my keyboard doesn't have dedicated tilde button so cmd + tilde doesn't work. Button to the left from number 1 is quotation mark key (“).

Asked by downshifter72 1 year ago

Last reply by downshifter72 1 year ago

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Can't re-order Tabs again

Before, I used to be able to drag tabs around, and re-order them. I noticed I'm not able to do that again. How can Firefox remove such a useful feature? Are they alrig… (read more)

Before, I used to be able to drag tabs around, and re-order them.

I noticed I'm not able to do that again.

How can Firefox remove such a useful feature? Are they alright?

Please, anyone know a workaround that I can use to achieve this action?

Regards

Asked by Gamicord 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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how to change background color Dropdown options on hover/select ?

Before firefox update 98.0.1. I use light theme, bg color on hover is darker than after update . i need to use light theme but can i change it BG color on hover ? … (read more)

Before firefox update 98.0.1. I use light theme, bg color on hover is darker than after update .

i need to use light theme but can i change it BG color on hover ?

thank you so much.

Asked by mixernutty 1 year ago

Last reply by mixernutty 1 year ago

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When opening a second FF browser window, the cursor does not default to the search box, I have to place it there manually, or change the way I open the extra browser windows

When opening a second FF browser window, the cursor does default to being active for input in the search box, I have to place it there manually by mouse click, or change … (read more)

When opening a second FF browser window, the cursor does default to being active for input in the search box, I have to place it there manually by mouse click, or change the way I open the 2nd browser window. Let me explain.... I have noticed for a while now that the cursor active position in 2nd, 3rd, and more additional FF browser windows is not placed inside the search box, middle of the page, so when I start typing nothing happens. I have to manually move it to the search box and click it in there, with the mouse. Mildly frustrating? I tried searching on here for some info on why it only happens on extra opened FF windows. Found something about it moving to the URL address bar, but the chosen solution did nothing for my "extra browser windows, cursor not in search box" problem. I am on a Win10 laptop, fully up to date software, and am using FF also fully up to date. Some FF add ons, but I don't think they're the problem, because I've had them installed forever, and this problem seems to be a more recent irritant. Couple of months, at least. So, after doing some testing and trying some modifications in "about:config" parameters cursor/search/tab/windows with no luck, I stumbled on a work around. I have my chosen browsers (and some other apps) pinned to the Windows taskbar for quick access. To start my first FF window, I click the FF icon that's pinned to the taskbar. It starts, and the cursor is active/focued inside the search box, which is what I expect and desire. Now, if I start a second browser window by right clicking the pinned FF taskbar icon, and start a new window by clicking "Open new window", when the window opens, and I start typing (expecting the cursor to be focused inside the search box), nothing happens, no typing input, and I have to stop, and manually click inisde the search box to get the cursor in there, and functional. What I discovered from my casual testing is, if I start a second browser window by right clicking the pinned taskbar FF icon, and select the "Firefox" option to open a new FF browser window, when the new FF window opens, the cursor IS focused and functional inside the search box. I can start typing immediately and the text appears inside the main search box, as expected and desired. I have no idea why the cursor works when I start secondary FF browser windows using the "Firefox" option versus the "Open new window" option when I right click the pinned FF taskbar icon, but it works the way I want it to work which is put the cursor inside the search box middle of the page. Maybe it's "functioning as designed", I don't know. Maybe the FF developer braintrust can figure out why the 2 methods of opening subsequent FF windows produce a different functionality for the placement and input capability of the cursor? I'm just posting this up so that if anyone else is getting frustrated with the "lost cursor in the search box" problem, maybe try starting extra FF windows using the "Firefox" option if you start them by right clicking a pinned FF taskbar icon, like I do. Just thought I'd post it up, as it all struck me as odd, but the work around is simple. :)

Asked by MrSensible 1 year ago

Last reply by MrSensible 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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removal of the "always open similar files" download context menu entry

Since version 98 this new entry has appeared right at the top of the downloads right click context menu. It's really annoying, 1) because it is right at the top - so it… (read more)

Since version 98 this new entry has appeared right at the top of the downloads right click context menu.

It's really annoying, 1) because it is right at the top - so it's always the first thing you're accidentally likely to select 2) because it exists at all. There is already a way to select to always open file certain types. There's no need to have this thrust in peoples' faces every time they right click a downloaded item.

Please provide a (simple) way to remove it and/or at least put it lower down the right click context menu. Thank you.

Asked by Stefan_Mac 1 year ago

Last reply by Stefan_Mac 1 year ago