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Opening a Tweet in a new tab without switching to it

I just made the switch from Chrome to Firefox, and I'm still trying to understand the small differences that exist between the 2 browsers. While on Twitter, what I usual… (read more)

I just made the switch from Chrome to Firefox, and I'm still trying to understand the small differences that exist between the 2 browsers.

While on Twitter, what I usually do is middle-click with my mouse on a Tweet to a new tab that I want to look into later, then continue scrolling down my timeline, then check out the Tweets I opened in the new tab(s). However, when I try to do the same thing on Firefox, it automatically opens the new tab. Because of how Twitter works, this also reloads the Home page when I opened it up, so I just lose anything I was just looking at when I opened the Tweet in a new tab.

What can I do differently here?

Asked by terriermon50 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Windows 10 NOT Windows 8

Firefox continues to indicate I am using Windows 8. I have NEVER used Windows 8 in my liftetime. I use Windows 10 and after locating the program compatibility location to… (read more)

Firefox continues to indicate I am using Windows 8. I have NEVER used Windows 8 in my liftetime. I use Windows 10 and after locating the program compatibility location to change to Windows 10, Windows 10 isn't an option. I changed my OS to 10 in your box below. Why? I don't understand this.

Asked by Rhonda 1 year ago

Last reply by Rhonda 1 year ago

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Printing documents from Firefox is extremely slow compared to printing documents from Preview (Mac)

It takes an extremely long time for documents (e.g., PDFs) to print when I print them from Firefox (compared to printing from the built-in Preview app). How can I resolve… (read more)

It takes an extremely long time for documents (e.g., PDFs) to print when I print them from Firefox (compared to printing from the built-in Preview app). How can I resolve this so that I can print documents directly from Firefox without this long delay?

Browser: Firefox 105.0.1 OS: macOS 12.6 Installed Addons: 7TV, BetterTTV, Facebook Container, FrankerFaceZ, Merge Windows, Tab Auto Refresh, TWP - Translate Web Pages, uBlock Origin

Asked by Benny Rochwerg 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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GMail log in

After several years using Firefox my log in to GMail ceased to work. The address shown (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1) when I tried to log in produced no respon… (read more)

After several years using Firefox my log in to GMail ceased to work. The address shown (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1) when I tried to log in produced no response whatsoever. Other websites loaded normally.

I tried Chrome instead and logged in successfully. I have restarted my computer but the problem remains.

Asked by geoffrey.collinge 1 year ago

Answered by geoffrey.collinge 1 year ago

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Firefox REFUSES To Connect To Hotmail/REFUSES To Refresh Hotmail

ONCE AGAIN, I am having Hotmail issues through Firefox, and ONLY through Firefox!!! I had to go to PALE MOON AGAIN to use Hotmail. This is getting REALLY irritating. I ca… (read more)

ONCE AGAIN, I am having Hotmail issues through Firefox, and ONLY through Firefox!!! I had to go to PALE MOON AGAIN to use Hotmail. This is getting REALLY irritating. I can go to ANY OTHER website through Firefox with no issue, but Hotmaill? Oh no, of course not. Your damn browser refuses to cooperate and Hotmail just sits there for the past TWENTY-FOUR HOURS with a waiting symbol and stalls out, refusing to do ANYTHING to refresh the page, and when I try and open an email, Hotmail says, "We're sorry, we can't display that message right now." But when I use Pale Moon, NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER!!!! FIx your damn browser to work with Hotmail CORRECTLY this is YOUR problem!!! Since it works FINE through Pale Moon the problem is OBVIOUSLY with YOU!!! I am so sick and tired of YOUR BROWSER stalling out and causing issues ALL THE TIME! DO SOMETHING!!!

Asked by Delenn 1 year ago

Last reply by Delenn 1 year ago

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How do I override CSS in Reader View as of Firefox version 105?

Any advice returned by Google seems to be obsolete or only worked perhaps in older versions of Firefox. The main idea of using userChrome.css to override the default styl… (read more)

Any advice returned by Google seems to be obsolete or only worked perhaps in older versions of Firefox. The main idea of using userChrome.css to override the default styles for Reader View does not seem to work. My userChrome.css file does work on other items though (like removing the sidebar width restriction).

Whatever advice I find via Google perhaps cites outdated CSS selectors, but current selectors do not seem to be documented anywhere by Mozilla. Moreover, I cannot find any file on my local drive named aboutReader.css when using find or grep commands in bash, those this file name is alluded to when viewing a page in Reader View and then in turn viewing source on that transformed page.

Moreover, addons that would allow me to change the colors seem to be restricted in Reader View.

It does seem like something has changed in recent Firefox updates but I can't remember when I last saw, for instance, links in dark mode Reader View that were still pink (whereas now they are blue, and impossibly dark to see, especially when you are disabling as much blue light as possible through your operating system). I need a higher contrast color for links in dark mode Reader View so I can actually see them.

I can alternatively use the Tranquility Reader addon and have custom colors, but A) that addon does not work with the Automatic Reader View addon, whereby I can always have various sites appear in some sort of "reader view" whether the native one or Tranquility Reader, and B) hitting refresh when in Reader View will defeat some soft paywalls but this does not work with, e.g., Tranquility Reader, so I still would prefer to be able to custom colors in the native Reader View feature, rather than rely on an addon.

1. Where are the current styles for Reader View even documented? 2. Is overriding them now restricted? 3. Why did the link color change from pink to blue in newer versions of Firefox (this is a terrible accessibility bug)? 4 .Where is the alluded to aboutReader.css stylesheet actually stored on my computer (it doesn't seem to be a file on the filesystem in the Firefox profiles folder, it seems more like it is embedded in the Firefox binary/executable)? 5. Will Firefox settings ever allow us to set colors specifically for Reader View (I don't mean the override settings for all web pages, particularly web pages not being rendered in Reader View ... that setting does not help in Reader View, nor would it be the desired preference for pages not in Reader View)?

Thank you.

Asked by ddfox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Javascript

I had to add Javascript because one of my accounts need Javascript to open. After installing Javascript and allowing for all to be 'true', I still get this message when I… (read more)

I had to add Javascript because one of my accounts need Javascript to open. After installing Javascript and allowing for all to be 'true', I still get this message when I try to open a 'show blocked content' in my email.

"The address wasn’t understood

Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (javascript) isn’t associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

   You might need to install other software to open this address."

I never had any problem before installing Javascript. Thanks for any solutions.

Asked by jalnet1 1 year ago

Last reply by leesambo73 1 year ago

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How to Trim URL in URL Bar

The URL in the URL bar is trimmed. I went to about:config and disabled "browser.urlbar.trimURLs", but it still did not work after I restarted Firefox. (see images) Firef… (read more)

The URL in the URL bar is trimmed. I went to about:config and disabled "browser.urlbar.trimURLs", but it still did not work after I restarted Firefox. (see images)

Firefox version: 105.0 (on beta update channel)

I later then found out that there is a lot of unused space on the right. (see https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ag9_47ED3j7sgsZhkB02k7gI3lavyg) How do I remove / make use of the space on the right of the URL bar? How do I turn off the trimming of the URL?

Any help is appreciated!

Asked by Ming Hong 1 year ago

Answered by Ming Hong 1 year ago

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Windows 10: Alt-tabbing sometimes causes Firefox to freeze momentarily

As far as I can tell, this has something to do with Firefox aggressively offloading stuff from memory to storage. When I alt-tab at times, Firefox completely freezes. Eve… (read more)

As far as I can tell, this has something to do with Firefox aggressively offloading stuff from memory to storage. When I alt-tab at times, Firefox completely freezes. Every Firefox window hangs on a single image and I am unable to interact with anything for a few seconds. During these seconds, I can see the memory % in the Windows Task Manager slowly climbing until Firefox unfreezes itself, so it seems to be loading stuff back into memory. For example, it'll climb from 55% to 70%, taking its sweet sweet time. I also see some disk usage with 'System' during this time.

This behavior occurs even when I'm active on the browser and at 50% memory. It seems to occur more often once I hit the 60% memory mark.

I'm almost certain that this is a Firefox-specific issue, because I can interact with any other program during this period. It is only Firefox that stops dead in its track.

Is there a way to make this behavior less aggressive? I'd rather not have my alt-tabs freeze every few minutes.

Asked by Arcotash 1 year ago

Answered by Arcotash 1 year ago

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Sharing web page thru email

I am really struggling with Firefox after many years of MS Edge & its forerunners. When there is not an envelope icon on a web page, how do I share to email? … (read more)

I am really struggling with Firefox after many years of MS Edge & its forerunners. When there is not an envelope icon on a web page, how do I share to email?

Asked by OKBookworm 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Scroll wheel click no longer works in Firefox exclusively

Ever since yesterday, scroll click (I use it to scroll through websites) has stopped working in Firefox. Works in in programs, other browsers, etc., just not Firefox. Wh… (read more)

Ever since yesterday, scroll click (I use it to scroll through websites) has stopped working in Firefox. Works in in programs, other browsers, etc., just not Firefox.

Whats weird is it still registers a click when I use it, so I can lick on links with it if I want, but the function of scrolling, either by clicking once and using my mouse to go up and down, or by clicking an holding, no longer works.

I've tried disabling add-ons, incognito mode, nothing seems to work.

Asked by firefox.6hauh 1 year ago

Answered by firefox.6hauh 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't reload CSS added through @import while using CTRL+Shift+R

When refreshing and clearing cache using CTRL+Shift+R, browser should reload all assets. However when refreshing site with @import(ed) style sheet, it does not update. T… (read more)

When refreshing and clearing cache using CTRL+Shift+R, browser should reload all assets. However when refreshing site with @import(ed) style sheet, it does not update.

The workaround is to open the style sheet in a new tab (e.g. https://my.web.com/assets/custom.css) and run refresh + clear cache there CTRL+Shift+R, which loads the updated style sheet.

Then, upon refreshing the original site (https://my.web.com), the CSS has been updated.


Is this a bug or expected behaviour?

Asked by Filcuk 1 year ago

Answered by Filcuk 1 year ago

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Yahoo Mail

When opening an email with an attachment (either a pdf or picture) in Yahoo mail, the Yahoo mail tab closes and I have to then reopen it from History, Recently Closed Win… (read more)

When opening an email with an attachment (either a pdf or picture) in Yahoo mail, the Yahoo mail tab closes and I have to then reopen it from History, Recently Closed Windows. It's been dong this for some time now. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Asked by paul.hilleard 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Importing passwords from Opera to Firefox

I have recently installed Linux Mint and it came with Firefox out of the box, and I decided to try it out, but I can't, for the life of me find a way to transfer my Opera… (read more)

I have recently installed Linux Mint and it came with Firefox out of the box, and I decided to try it out, but I can't, for the life of me find a way to transfer my Opera passwords there. I do have Opera installed right now.

Asked by andreyfrog26 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago