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Firefox: How to hide mouse pointer while typing?

I have turned on Hide pointer while typing in Mouse Properties, see pic. It works in Notepad, but not in Firefox. Mouse Properties can be accessed from Windows Settings … (read more)

I have turned on Hide pointer while typing in Mouse Properties, see pic. It works in Notepad, but not in Firefox.

Mouse Properties can be accessed from Windows Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Mouse. Here click on Additional mouse settings.

Asked by Jonnae 1 year ago

Answered by Jonnae 1 year ago

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Changing zoomlevel for all websites to 90% not possible with version 103.0.1 ?

A few days ago I got the new Firefox version 103.0.1. And now áll websites I visit are larger than they were before, I didn't change anything and zoomlevel in e.g. about:… (read more)

A few days ago I got the new Firefox version 103.0.1. And now áll websites I visit are larger than they were before, I didn't change anything and zoomlevel in e.g. about:preferences is still 100%

Now, with all the websites I visit I have to manually change the zoomlevel to 90%, to have them at the same level as before the update.

What do I have to change to have the zoomlevel set permanently at 90% ?

I've tried numerous times the "solution" Mozilla gives me: "Change zoomlevel in about:preferences to 90% but that doesn't work: no matter how many times I close Firefox, and restart, or restart the entire computer, it still defaults to 100%, and I still have to change the zoomlevel to 90% for each website I visit.

Asked by jwkooistra 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I hid an element on a webpage. How do I unhide it?

Firefox 104.0 64-bit I hid a photo on a webpage to see if its space would collapse and bring the text closer toger so I could make a screeenshot. I right-clicked on the … (read more)

Firefox 104.0 64-bit

I hid a photo on a webpage to see if its space would collapse and bring the text closer toger so I could make a screeenshot. I right-clicked on the photo and selected "Block Element". The photo disappeared, but the space it had occupied remained (outline of photo, filled with background color). I right clicked in the space, but there was no "Unblock Element" to select.

I looked online for an answer to this question, which seems not to have been addressed specifically. One of the results suggested using an add-on called Firebug; another suggested uBlock. I guess another question I might ask would be, why would it require an add-on to unblock an element that was blocked using Firefox?

It is not vital that I get the photo back, as I can contrive to never visit that particular webpage again, but my inquiring mind wants to know how to unblock an element I have blocked—particularly since it was so easy to block it in the first place.

Thank you.


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Asked by AlphaCat 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Modify Firefox location allow prompt

Hi there, I'm trying to see if there is a way to modify how the Firefox "Location" prompts ("Do you want to give this site access to your location? Allow/Block") are dis… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm trying to see if there is a way to modify how the Firefox "Location" prompts ("Do you want to give this site access to your location? Allow/Block") are displayed on the screen. Although, microphone and camera access prompts are also relevant to me.

My use case is mobile Linux and similar to some of the problems solved by https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/mobile-config-firefox

If anybody is knowledgeable on the subject and could point me to relevant source or terminology used by Firefox to help narrow my search, I'd appreciate it. Is it possible to modify these prompts with any of the built-in CSS modifiers like userChrome.css or anything else?

Thanks!

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How to make FF refresh proxy settings from command line/script?

I configured my Windows 10 Firefox proxy to use system proxy settings, and I have a script can based on different network environment modify the system proxy autoconfigur… (read more)

I configured my Windows 10 Firefox proxy to use system proxy settings, and I have a script can based on different network environment modify the system proxy autoconfiguration script address (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\AutoConfigURL) in registry to update the proxy settings. Internet Explorer works well - new proxy configuration usually become effective in 1 or 2 minutes after the change. However, each time after my script changes the registry proxy address (without FF restart), I have to go to Firefox Tools->Settings->Proxy to manually change it to another value (in my case it's from "Use system proxy settings" to any other value), confirm it, and then change it back. Then FF is able to reload the autoconfiguration script to make it work. This is really a headache.

I just wonder is there a way to notify FF to reload the proxy autoconfiguration script address from registry from command line so that my script can trigger it automatically after the registry is modified?

Thanks.

Asked by wjdingdev 1 year ago

Last reply by wjdingdev 1 year ago

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told to clear cache avice ctrl + f5 did not work

RIGHT i was told to clear cache - and also to do it - like ctrl + f5 Nothing seemes to happen something i gting in the way of operating this awful self-willed machine … (read more)

RIGHT i was told to clear cache - and also to do it - like ctrl + f5 Nothing seemes to happen something i gting in the way of operating this awful self-willed machine

Asked by Patricia 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Searching for how to share tabs between profiles.

I have searched for "How to share tabs between profiles" in firefox. I was offered this option: Share multiple tabs Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next… (read more)

I have searched for "How to share tabs between profiles" in firefox.

I was offered this option:

Share multiple tabs

   Visit the tabs tray by tapping the number next to the address bar, this number shows how many open tabs you have:
   Tap the three-dot menu button in the tabs tray.
   Select Share all tabs.
   The list of tabs to be shared will appear.

Visit the tabs tray - not very clear. by tapping the number next to the address bar - which number? I have more tabs that can fit across the screen and am not seeing any number/s.

Could someone help me with this please? I have a lot of migration to do.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Answered by teeny_weeny 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 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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How to restore a previous Firefox session

My Macbook Pro was repaired at the local Apple store. When I got it back, Firefox was closed. When I opened it again, I could not restore my previous session. It has been… (read more)

My Macbook Pro was repaired at the local Apple store. When I got it back, Firefox was closed. When I opened it again, I could not restore my previous session. It has been over a week now. How can I restore the session from before my Macbook Pro was repaired?

Asked by alice.meade1 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Right click menu keyboard shortcut

Hello, I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a… (read more)

Hello,

I upgraded my FireFox to the latest version 88.0 today, and noticed some changes on right click menu. In the old version, the keyboard shortcut key is a to copy a link, but now it was changed to L. That is really inconvenient. As you know, when you right click a link using the mouse, your right hand is still holding the mouse, and not easy to press the letter L on the keyboard.

The old menu option is "Copy Link Locaton", but the new one is "Copy Link".

Is it possible to customize the keyboard shortcut of right click menu, please?

Thank you! Brian

Asked by Brian_30@IRQ 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How to limit search to only useful pages

Hi, There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe… (read more)

Hi,

There are two suggestions (or questions if I simply cannot find these): - as the default behaviour of the browser, I want to be able to only see websites from Europe. Somewhere on the net I found that the following address does it: https://www.google.com/webhp?cr=countryAT|countryBE|countryBG|countryHR|countryCY|countryCZ|countryDK|countryEE|countryFI|countryFR|countryDE|countryGR|countryHU|countryIE|countryIT|countryLV|countryLT|countryLU|countryMT|countryNL|countryPL|countryPT|countryRO|countrySK|countrySI|countryES|countrySE

However, when I am trying to use it in firefox as my Start Page, it opens all of these in separate tabs and it does not work. Also as far as I understand using the link is not possible for new tabs.

The reason is simple. For example, when looking for cooking recipes, pages from the USA use strange units that cannot be understood and there is no point in translating each of these manually as all recipes are available in million of versions - it is just a matter of clicks. But I don't want to waste time each time on checking the websites one by one; if the cooking website is from Europe, the units will be of a standard and I don't have to worry. It is the same in relation to many products of any kind. European and American markets are completely different and reading description of something only to find out at the end that it is only available in the USA is waste of time.

- it should be possible in firefox to block some websites or portals by some button. I know that there is an add-on for this but it is only for 10 pages or so, so in reality it is not very useful. It also only works in the way that the page won't open when clicked on. However, it would be much better if unwanted portals or websites were simply removed from search results.

There are too many fake websites nowadays providing incorrect or misleading information. If it happens that I come across one of these, I want to be doing that only once - and block them forever.

Asked by malecek1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for th… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 2 years ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 2 years ago

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Random Unusual Freezing, Yet Not Unresponsive

Hello, I've recently encountered a curious issue with my Firefox browser (Firefox version 102.0, Windows 11 Insider Preview 10.0.25145.1011). At seemingly random times i… (read more)

Hello,

I've recently encountered a curious issue with my Firefox browser (Firefox version 102.0, Windows 11 Insider Preview 10.0.25145.1011). At seemingly random times it will freeze for between two and five minutes (roughly). UI elements become completely unresponsive and the cursor does not update when moving over the browser window. The window will not minimize. Yet, Windows Task Manager does not report the application as being unresponsive. While never a common problem, any freezes in the past would eventually cause the Windows Task Manager to identify it as unresponsive.

I have disabled "recommended performance settings" and hardware acceleration to no avail. Everything seems perfectly normal immediately before and after the freezes, and I've yet to identify how I can trigger them. I do not recall having made any changes to my browser before the freezes started occurring, though multiple Windows updates have taken place since then. If I'm too impatient to wait I will end the Firefox processes via Windows Task Manager and restart it so I can return to my tabs without having cookies deleted. I have 13 plugins mainly covering privacy/security concerns. Is there some sort of debug tool I can engage to see what's occupying Firefox while it's frozen? I've just found the Firefox Task Manager, and will see if it can offer any additional information during/after the freezes.

Thanks, Logan

Asked by Logan 1 year ago

Last reply by Asa Dotzler 1 year ago

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Font size on menu bar

The font size in the toolbar is too small. I mean the text on the tops describing my open tabs, the bookmarks toolbar, etc. I cannot find an actionable answer to how to … (read more)

The font size in the toolbar is too small. I mean the text on the tops describing my open tabs, the bookmarks toolbar, etc.

I cannot find an actionable answer to how to increase or change the font size. I need a solution, but not written in a tech language. Is there one?

Asked by Cat by the bar 2 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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web site support

I realize this may not be a browser issue. But, I'm pulling my hair out trying to find a solution to my problem and I'm hoping someone at Firefox may have a solution or s… (read more)

I realize this may not be a browser issue. But, I'm pulling my hair out trying to find a solution to my problem and I'm hoping someone at Firefox may have a solution or suggestion. My problem is, how in the world do I get help or support with my Yahoo email account. Yes, the site has help and support links, but you have to pay to use the. Frankly, rather bazaar you have to pay for support when you're the client. So, does anyone at Firefox have a solution or suggestion to access help/support to Yahoo emails accounts or Yahoo without paying for the support? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 2 years ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 2 years ago