New Firefox update remove tab box how ?

Hi folk Problem I don't name the proper name of this tab box to google for an answer please see the attached snapshot and I am looking to remove this tab completely from … (read more)

Hi folk Problem I don't name the proper name of this tab box to google for an answer please see the attached snapshot and I am looking to remove this tab completely from the new updated browser Thx

Asked by zillah 20 hours ago

Last reply by Mamoon 11 minutes ago

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 10 hours ago

Last reply by Mamoon 14 minutes ago

Updates blocked by system administrator

I can't update Firefox for Windows 10. It either has told me the comment above or that my browser is controlled by my organization. I am an organization/administrator o… (read more)

I can't update Firefox for Windows 10. It either has told me the comment above or that my browser is controlled by my organization. I am an organization/administrator of 1, me, myself and I. This is my personal laptop. I don't get how this stuff happens. Anyone able to help me, please?

Asked by Sam 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

youtube not loading correctly

For the last week or so I've been having a frequent problem with YouTube not loading-see attached screen shot. Sometimes reloading the page works, but, not all the time.… (read more)

For the last week or so I've been having a frequent problem with YouTube not loading-see attached screen shot. Sometimes reloading the page works, but, not all the time. Cookies and cache are cleaned several times a day. I have the same issue, but, much less frequently in Chrome. So I'm not sure if this is a browser problem or a YouTube problem. I appreciate anyone's comments. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

How to edit the Firefox Ad Blocker to watch a video that is being Blocked

Hello at Firefox community help, I am wanting to open a website program on our local Australian SBS TV - SBS On- Demand but the site will not open due to the following di… (read more)

Hello at Firefox community help,

I am wanting to open a website program on our local Australian SBS TV - SBS On- Demand but the site will not open due to the following displayed message -

Video Playback Error Sorry, we’ve encountered an error playing this video. If you have an ad blocker turned on, try turning it off or whitelisting our website before trying again. This may prevent you from loading videos. Australian Motocross Championship: Wonthaggi - Full replay Sport

The web site program link is - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1876116035922/australian-motocross-championship-wonthaggi-full-replay

Can someone help with the sequence of steps to tell me how to locate the Firefox Ad blocker and edit the Ad blocker details to allow SBS On-Demand to play - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

I am currently using a Win10 PC

Thanks Grant

Asked by gknight1 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

another new look

any one actually happy withthe new look ff89 ? it has to be the biggest pile of crap i have had to endure so far . maybe its time to switch to google chrome and leave ff… (read more)

any one actually happy withthe new look ff89 ? it has to be the biggest pile of crap i have had to endure so far . maybe its time to switch to google chrome and leave ff for dead

Asked by trev 1 week ago

Last reply by tek360 1 hour ago

V89 Bookmark side bar spacing

Having read through previous threads on side bar spacing of bookmarks I can't find a solution. Basically I want to reduce the spacing on the side bar so I can see more b… (read more)

Having read through previous threads on side bar spacing of bookmarks I can't find a solution.

Basically I want to reduce the spacing on the side bar so I can see more bookmarks. Please see enclosed image. Is there an easy way of doing this. I did this some time ago using a Chrome ccs file but I can't remember how and if this works on the latest version of Firefox.

Many thanks Adrian.

Asked by Birkleigh 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 hour ago

Firefox is all white when I open it. The buttons are there, but it is not visible.

This started happening since the last proton update. When I open Firefox, it's completely white. I can guess and press the minimize, maximize, and close keys but not… (read more)

  1. This started happening since the last proton update.
  2. When I open Firefox, it's completely white.
  3. I can guess and press the minimize, maximize, and close keys but nothing is visible.
  4. I tried opening Firefox in safe mode from command prompt, but even the UI for the prompt for it is white.
  5. I am not sure what to do from here on out.
  6. Please help. I am unable to use the browser since the proton update.

Asked by wexap75930 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 2 hours ago

Font size on the browser itself (not the pages it shows)

With the upgrade to FF 89, the font used to display text on the browser itself (not the webpages it displays) has changed to be a thinner and possibly smaller font. My e… (read more)

With the upgrade to FF 89, the font used to display text on the browser itself (not the webpages it displays) has changed to be a thinner and possibly smaller font. My eyes do not like this!

I need to be able to either make it bold, or make it larger, or possibly both. I have tried changing the font in the settings page, but that seems to only apply to webpages, which is not what i need.

I'm running win 10 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop and Firefox v.89.

Thank you for any suggestions.

Ivy

Asked by ifasko 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 2 hours ago

Foxnews Comments not available

I am trying to read and respond to comments on articles on the Foxnews.com site. I have been doing this for a long time, Suddenly I can not. Using iMac with latest SW. … (read more)

I am trying to read and respond to comments on articles on the Foxnews.com site. I have been doing this for a long time, Suddenly I can not.

Using iMac with latest SW. Firefox latest version. Also tried Chrome and Safari.

When I go to their home page my computer is logged in as usual automatically. However when I click on an article it displays the article but the comments section is never displayed and my computer is not logged on on that page, Nor is there a button to login again.

I have turned off tracking protection. And listedf the website as to allow ads etc I think, Not sure about the latter,


Baffling me. Any help would be nice.

Asked by jbracket 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Cannot change firefox language to English

Whenever I search something on google from firefox, the displayed results such as (all,image,video)bar and wikipedia pages are in burmese. I have tried changing it from S… (read more)

Whenever I search something on google from firefox, the displayed results such as (all,image,video)bar and wikipedia pages are in burmese. I have tried changing it from Settings/Preferences and even reinstalling but it still doesn't work. Is there any other solution you can think of? Thank you.

Asked by yanwaytoe04 22 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours 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 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

bookmarks

I can't get the bookmark menu back on the screen after update. The drop down only stays on the screen long enough to select one. I have to keep pulling it down after each… (read more)

I can't get the bookmark menu back on the screen after update. The drop down only stays on the screen long enough to select one. I have to keep pulling it down after each selection. Some of the bookmarks do not appear on the list. That makes it very slow to check a list of bookmarks. I can't get the bookmark menu on the left side of the screen at all.

Al Shearin

Asked by alshearin 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

WSJ.com on Firefox is jumbled

Long time User of Firefox. Everyone day, one of the first sites I read is WSJ.com. Recently (now running 89.0 Firefox) the WSJ.com website has been totally jumbled. I cro… (read more)

Long time User of Firefox. Everyone day, one of the first sites I read is WSJ.com. Recently (now running 89.0 Firefox) the WSJ.com website has been totally jumbled. I cross checked it on Chrome, where it was working fine. I have reported this to WSJ.com, and now also to Firefox. Is there a new setting requirement in Firefox 89.0 for that page? This is the only regular site I visit where this is occurring.

Any insights?

Asked by jssmithbcbs 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Must add option to disable the version 89 Proton UI in the VIEW menu - it is awful for Desktop + Mouse.

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on scr… (read more)

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on screen and efficiency.

Luckily in one of the threads I found solution, and links to articles to fix most of the biggest issues:

As a temporary tactic to buy time, you can use a preference to revert the tab bar to its older appearance. This is just for Firefox 89, so you have a month to keep an eye out for the next workaround. To set that up: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box in the page, type or paste proton (or full browser.proton.enabled) (3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new Proton style) and false (old Photon style) Since this was kept in just for testing, there might be some occasional glitches.

Here the options I changed - set false to all.

   browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled
   browser.proton.doorhangers.enabled
   browser.proton.enabled
   browser.proton.modals.enabled
   browser.proton.places-tooltip.enabled

+ even further reduction of the spaces -> browser.uidensity -> 1

I expect the new Proton view is inspired by touch screens - and is more optimized for tablets, giving more space around individual options, with extra space around them - to make sure you hit the right option with your finger. The downside is we get less visible options on the screen, as now each option takes more space - and it is absolutely awful and less visible for people using desktop mode, and using the more precise mouse and/or keyboard.

And here a list of the problems and annoyances in V89, and why they are a problem (and these are only the ones I noticed so far - attached is a screenshot collage of the issues.

1. Tabs which play audio no longer show that they play audio, unless I hover on top of them - which is a big problem if you have 20 tabs, and are searching which one auto-played some audio. In the previous version each tab playing audio had the audio icon on top of it. 2. My bookmarks take much more space on my screen, and while previously I organized them to fit perfectly to it, now are going outside of it, and I have to (unnecessarily) scroll to find more. 3. On YouTube There was a "delete video" button next to each video in my "watch later" list, and I was able to quickly delete the watched ones. Now I have to click on the 3 dots, and then on the trash bin button to delete. Much slower an annoying. Return to the old vision (sadly I cannot find a way to fix this yet)

This totally failed visualization must IMMEDIATELY be reversed, and you must add option in the VIEW menu - which switches between the old DESKTOP view (version 88 style), and new TABLET view (V89 style).

And it must not be allowed that you disable the browser.proton.enabled option in the next update, as this will force us to use only the new awful view, and give us 3 options:

1. Revert to 88. I have already backed up my profile, and downloaded it, in case V90 ruins the view permanently. This also opens us to security risks - so I can allow this for no more than 2-3 months, in hope you fix this fail. 2. Switch browser. Move to Vivaldi (which I use at work) or Brave, if you refuse to fix the fail. 3. Accept the awful view - not going to happen to me. I am using Mozilla since Netscape, but this fail is infuriating enough to make me switch if made permanent / even worse.

Asked by b.gyulmezov 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago