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How to stop Firefox nag screens

I have been a happy Firefox and Thunderbird used for many years, but the constant unnecessary tweaking and fiddling with the GUI has begun to spoil my user experience. Ea… (read more)

I have been a happy Firefox and Thunderbird used for many years, but the constant unnecessary tweaking and fiddling with the GUI has begun to spoil my user experience. Each update seemed to change something that was working fine and didn't need changing... the last straw was making the on-screen font so small that it was nearly impossible to read.

It took me quite a while to find a way to change the font size and appearance back to something usable. That was when I decided to disable automatic updates. Now, every time I open FF or TB I get a nag screen and this is beyond annoying. There does not appear to be any way to stop this happening outside of doing complicated stuff in the registry that I am not prepared to do.

So basically, I am looking for a recommendation on the best alternative browser and mail app that I can use when I delete FF and TB. Chrome seems to work OK for a browser and although I don't like the GUI, Gmail is probably the logical choice as I use Gmail addresses. I don't need apps that work on phones as I work on a PC, so a simple clear GUI is more important to me than all kinds of clever features that I will never use :)

Cheers... John D

Asked by jon dee 9 hours ago

Last reply by jon dee 1 hour ago

Can't I await someone else to uncover the awry Add On first, before attempting myself?

Here are the facts of my case, now closed as duplicate. I just remembered that heretofore, Firefox has automatically disabled Add Ons that were amiss. Rather than action… (read more)

Here are the facts of my case, now closed as duplicate.

I just remembered that heretofore, Firefox has automatically disabled Add Ons that were amiss. Rather than action DrMoishe Pippik's bifurcation stopgap myself, can't I do nothing — and wait a week or two — if someone more technologically skillful deduces the astray Add On, and Firefox disables it?

Asked by Codidact.com 9 hours ago

how can i find which authentication app i used for 2fa?

how can i find which authentication app i used for 2fa? i can't find it anywhere? I keep having to resort to recovery codes but this is not an option for pairing. … (read more)

how can i find which authentication app i used for 2fa?

i can't find it anywhere?

I keep having to resort to recovery codes but this is not an option for pairing.

Asked by fluffyalien 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

how to restore tabs and extensions

Greetings, recently firefox 96.0.2 crashed running on windows 10. I had installed it long ago and I had tabs that were were active and I had installed 7 add-ons (extensio… (read more)

Greetings, recently firefox 96.0.2 crashed running on windows 10. I had installed it long ago and I had tabs that were were active and I had installed 7 add-ons (extension). when I opened firefox after crash, I discovered 1 - no tabs existed, 2 - settings were as though it was a fresh install (I had to configure settings all over again) 3 - and no extensions I looked for restore under menu bar (the 3 stacked up lines) so far I have been unable to restore my old tabs and extension etc

I hope there is method to bring tabs back (most important). I tried to copy last month history with no success. Thank you for your help in advance. -Sed

Asked by owneri 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Import profile from another computer

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile fi… (read more)

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile files. Copied to new one Ihad created with my name, and closed the file. Restarted Firefox, but it wouldn't run. Said it couldn't find any profiles. Help!

Asked by foxmark1935 10 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 9 hours ago

Webpages saved as PDFs are very large files compared to Safari

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, w… (read more)

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, while Safari saves the same pdf as 325KB. I never noticed this to be the case in the distant past but as my available storage space started shrinking rapidly on my MacBook I realized this might be the culprit.

I don't know when these large pdfs files started with FF but as I reviewed some similar files from several years ago, the same type of 2-3 page pdf in FF was in the KB, not MB of data. Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? Is there a setting that should be changed so these pdfs are not so bloated in size?

I am still using FF 88.0.1 having not made the leap to the newer versions of FF because of all the bad reviews. That said, I have not seen any info which indicates that FF scaled down pdf file sizes in the newer versions of FF.

In FF's Preferences pane PDFs are set to open in FF. Would it help reduce the file sizes if I changed that so they open in Mac's default application which I assume is Preview? I don't know if that's what the default preference was years ago when FF pdfs were much smaller files, or if changing that would make no difference at all.

Also, for what it's worth, I previously disabled FF's new-ish Print Preview Interface in about:config because it was consistently overriding the preset positions I set for my headers and footers, resulting in them being cut off the printed pages, however, the bloated pdfs were a problem long before FF introduced the Print Preview Interface feature.

Any suggestions on how to reduce the size of pdfs that FF is creating? I don't have and don't want to get a 3rd party application like Adobe Acrobat to deal with this, when I can simply use Safari as my browser. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane 12 hours ago

Last reply by youngjane 6 hours ago

Blocked By Spamhaus

I have been blocked by Spamhaus which means that I cannot send / reply to emails from certain organisations. How can I remove my IP address / Domain Server from this Spam… (read more)

I have been blocked by Spamhaus which means that I cannot send / reply to emails from certain organisations. How can I remove my IP address / Domain Server from this Spamhaus?

I accessed their Spamhaus Project blocklist yet upon entering my IP addresses the response was: 'No Issues'.

Any advice? Cheers

Asked by dee14 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

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Makoto Shinkai's Newtab is Missing

When I was using Firefox 2 months ago, there was an extension called "Makoto Shinkai's Newtab" in Mozilla's extension site. Even though developer also supports Firefox, s… (read more)

When I was using Firefox 2 months ago, there was an extension called "Makoto Shinkai's Newtab" in Mozilla's extension site. Even though developer also supports Firefox, sadly I can't find it anymore. Is there any way to find out what happened to that extension?

Asked by Yağmur Adam 12 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 hours ago

Opacity

Almost every time I browse with firefox in linux mint 20.2, the pages lose their opacity and become transparent. The only way I can correct it is to restart firefox. Is t… (read more)

Almost every time I browse with firefox in linux mint 20.2, the pages lose their opacity and become transparent. The only way I can correct it is to restart firefox. Is this a known bug, and what can I do to correct it? Thank you. Fred Broder

Asked by ftfrddb 13 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 9 hours ago

Firefox won't allow me to log into my Weebly website

I use a 2021 Macbook Pro with all updated software. I consider Firefox my main web browser. I have a Weebly website that I can always log into with Safari. But with Fire… (read more)

I use a 2021 Macbook Pro with all updated software. I consider Firefox my main web browser.

I have a Weebly website that I can always log into with Safari. But with Firefox, every few months or so, I'll get a message that the email address I use to log on is incorrect. The message usually lasts 2-3 weeks or so, and then, it mysteriously goes away and I can log in again (for a while). It has happened four times. Right now I'm in week 3 of not being able to log on with Firefox.

I have no idea if this is connected or not, but it all began shortly after I started using the Firefox Delay extension. I don't use it any more and the problem still happens, so it is a big question mark.

I only used the delay extension to log onto two websites - my weebly site and also my Craigslist ads. I've only had problems with these two accounts since then. I opened new accounts on Craigslist after stopping the delay extension - but I still have trouble with Craigslist email. I get emails from customers answering my ads but when I reply, I get a message that it was undeliverable, even though I think my reply was in fact, delivered. In both cases, the problem is with my email.

Asked by Jyoti 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

my primary email address isn't correct

How can I change my primary email address? I'm not computer smart to find your secret language to do that. Please change my primary email address to: [email edited from p… (read more)

How can I change my primary email address? I'm not computer smart to find your secret language to do that. Please change my primary email address to: [email edited from public] @gmail.com Cable one has pulled the plug and disconnected my previous [email edited from public] @cableone.net address. No one can send any emails to that address anymore as nothing is there.

I hope you can please help me. Jan Kautz

Asked by 39jan30 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

Cannot change Amazon password

I cannot sign on to my Amazon.com account with Firefox/Mozilla. In the space for my password there is a series of dots(..........). I asked for a temporary password(and r… (read more)

I cannot sign on to my Amazon.com account with Firefox/Mozilla. In the space for my password there is a series of dots(..........). I asked for a temporary password(and received it) but when I try to change my existing password I cannot (the dots reappear).

I have no problem signing on the my Amazon account with Chrome/Google but much prefer to use Firefox

Please advise how to correct this problem

Asked by bncthay 13 hours ago

Last reply by Bithiah 12 hours ago

Mozilla Ads

Highly frustrated with Firefox for Android... Everytime I enter a "term" in the search box I am directed to Mozilla. Org ads for products... Never can reach my request...… (read more)

Highly frustrated with Firefox for Android... Everytime I enter a "term" in the search box I am directed to Mozilla. Org ads for products... Never can reach my request... Do not want to go back to Google.

Asked by jim303 14 hours ago

auto sign in and password security

HELLO, Web page seems un-secure. Once open hamburg menu allows drop down and anyone can get my info. I ahd to also remove check mark for master password since annoying.… (read more)

HELLO, Web page seems un-secure. Once open hamburg menu allows drop down and anyone can get my info. I ahd to also remove check mark for master password since annoying. Followed steps to remove and reset master PW but still keep asking every time logged on. References to my ESET that may be the cause. This was never a problem once registered few years back. So why cant I use Firefox to search without it having access to my private info. I should only need to access this when I need. So in the drop down hamburg menu if I go to Privacy and security that is where you should ask for PW or security question. So that you must have a PW to go into security would make sense to me. Other wise you are allowing anyone that may be using my computer and your web page to access my account, SO PLEASE DO NOT REPLY THAT the master password is the way to set this since it does not work properly. Even if I did use master this site is open to anyone. So it seems to be insecure and the web master should change the drop down to offer a PW when in the security and password tab, so that way it a second level pf protection. HOPE TO HEAR BACK and not just get a reply to see the Help section.Thanks Joseph Jan 26 ,2022

Asked by jpfalcone 15 hours ago

Last reply by Incognito Helper! 2 hours ago

How to remove permissions from harmful add-ons

I accidentally enabled an add-on that basically disables firefox as a search engine and is just, over all, a pain. I've tried removing and disabling it but it always come… (read more)

I accidentally enabled an add-on that basically disables firefox as a search engine and is just, over all, a pain. I've tried removing and disabling it but it always comes back. I looked up how to do it and got an extremely outdated answer. I am using 96.0.2. Thanks.

Asked by mktaylo25 16 hours ago

Last reply by Seburo 15 hours ago