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Remove empty toolbar in Firefox

Seems like in a recent upgrade an additional empty toolbar row was added to Firefox. How to remove it? When I view "Customize toolbars" I see the following page. How to r… (read more)

Seems like in a recent upgrade an additional empty toolbar row was added to Firefox. How to remove it? When I view "Customize toolbars" I see the following page. How to remove the additional empty toolbar? I've read other answers to this problem here and see no way to execute those instructions. Thanks!

Asked by samtuke 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago

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Moving firefox profile: No response / no effect

I’m having trouble moving firefox to a new computer. I copy the files, expecting to see my existing set up with bookmarks, extensions, and passwords, and I get no respons… (read more)

I’m having trouble moving firefox to a new computer. I copy the files, expecting to see my existing set up with bookmarks, extensions, and passwords, and I get no response, no errors, just completely fresh firefox.

Both systems are on arch linux and both running Firefox 117.0. I completely close both firefox. I copy ~/.mozilla/firefox to an ext4 thumb drive from my old computer. on the new computer, I delete the existing ~/.mozilla/firefox. I copy the files from the thumb drive to /firefox/. I restart firefox. unmodified firefox

I’ve also tried chowing the files. and also chmoding 700 and 755 (advice from old stackoverflow threads) ive tried chowing and chmoding. Each time i restart the whole process for posterity. Still no response

I’m dumbfounded as to why it’s not working, and I don’t even know where to look now

Asked by steve.flumph.2 9 months ago

Answered by steve.flumph.2 9 months ago

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Bookmarks toolbar, website address, and taskbar are hidden

All of a sudden, Firefox stopped showing bookmarks toolbar and website address at top of the page; and it stopped showing taskbar at bottom of page. I've attached a scree… (read more)

All of a sudden, Firefox stopped showing bookmarks toolbar and website address at top of the page; and it stopped showing taskbar at bottom of page. I've attached a screenshot to show what it looks like without these features.

If I scroll over the top of the page, the bookmarks toolbar and website address appear; but I would like them to show by default. And I haven't figured out how to show taskbar at bottom of page without exiting from Firefox.

How can I restore these features.

Asked by hgberman 9 months ago

Answered by hgberman 9 months ago

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Spell checking working only in English language.

Hello all, When I'm using my Firefox browser spell checking is working only with English language. Polish is my native language and I want use this function to Polish as… (read more)

Hello all,

When I'm using my Firefox browser spell checking is working only with English language. Polish is my native language and I want use this function to Polish as well and set Polish as my default language. I tried to adding/removing other languages than Polish from options, setting higher priority to Polish language, how ever I have no result with that. Please help, will highly appreciate. Thanks in advance.

Best Regards, Adrian

Asked by adrian.hajkowski 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox (Flatpak) displaying text in PDF files incorrectly

When i go to open a PDF file with Firefox, the text renders incorrectly (see image) for most PDF files, but not all (i'm not sure why. And this only happens with the Flat… (read more)

When i go to open a PDF file with Firefox, the text renders incorrectly (see image) for most PDF files, but not all (i'm not sure why. And this only happens with the Flatpak version of Firefox [1]. It doesn't happen with Firefox ESR (DEB version from my distribution) [2] and it doesn't happen if i view the same PDF file with pdf.js in a non-Firefox Flatpak app (GNOME Web) [3].

I've tried reinstalling and tried starting in troubleshoot mode, but neither seemed to fix the issue.

[1]:

  • Name: Firefox
  • Version: 117.0
  • Distribution ID: mozilla-flatpak

[2]:

  • Name: Firefox
  • Version: 102.15.0esr
  • Distribution ID: BLANK (preinstalled with Debian Linux 12)

[3]:

  • Name: GNOME Web (Flatpak)
  • Version: 44.6

Asked by Logan B 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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"Manage Cookies and Site Data" lists site using no storage??

I am using an extension that automatically deletes cookies on Firefox startup. But when I start firefox, I am getting sites listed showing they have one or more cookies … (read more)

I am using an extension that automatically deletes cookies on Firefox startup. But when I start firefox, I am getting sites listed showing they have one or more cookies but are using no storage. Another Firefox extension indicates there are no cookies from the sites that "Manage Cookies and Site Data" says do have cookies.

Is this a bug in Firefox, a bug in the extension, or a misunderstanding on my part?

Asked by azalea4va 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Bookmarks Bar collapses when navigating to any site & only accessable when in a new tab

Having issues with any tab that I open and navigate to a website that the bookmarks bar just disappears and I have to open an new tab that is not used just to get access … (read more)

Having issues with any tab that I open and navigate to a website that the bookmarks bar just disappears and I have to open an new tab that is not used just to get access to the bookmarks bar.

Not for sure why it collapses itself when actually browsing and was not for sure if there was a solution to fix this. I had searched online and could not find any solutions or anyone that has had the same issues.

I have attached screenshots of the difference between a new tab and a tab with a site opened

Help is appreciated, Thanks

Asked by elliott29hager 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Manage exceptions list is empty, and Allow button does not add a site

On a late model Dell laptop, there are no domains listed under Exceptions-Cookies and Site Data. When I key in a domain (whether using www., http, https, or just the doma… (read more)

On a late model Dell laptop, there are no domains listed under Exceptions-Cookies and Site Data. When I key in a domain (whether using www., http, https, or just the domain name by itself.) and click on Allow, that website is not added. It's the same as if browser security is stuck on Remove All Websites. With the same Privacy and Security settings on my desktop, I do not have this problem, so it appears not to be a matter of altering particular settings. Short of removing and reloading Firefox on the laptop, which might work but not teach anybody anything, are there suggestions?

Asked by Quenchoo 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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"Temp" Images not loading/saving

Certain images are never created or loaded in my browser. Youtube thumbnails, for example, display as only light grey squares. I thought maybe my addons might be causing … (read more)

Certain images are never created or loaded in my browser. Youtube thumbnails, for example, display as only light grey squares. I thought maybe my addons might be causing this, but the only one that seems capable is uBlock Origin, and I even disabled it completely. Anyone know what could cause this? Surely its a caching issue or something. I can include images if anyones curious.

Asked by Microwave 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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Limit suggestions to only URLs in the URL search bar

When typing in the URL search bar I'd like to see ONLY URLs I've visited previously, bookmarks and currently open tabs. If I want to search using a search engine, I'll ha… (read more)

When typing in the URL search bar I'd like to see ONLY URLs I've visited previously, bookmarks and currently open tabs. If I want to search using a search engine, I'll happily type in the search engine bar. Instead, most of the dropdown candidates are search engine autocompletions, with just a few recommendations based on my search history. Why show any search engine autocompletions at all? It doesn't help me AT ALL but I frequently know there are many more than 3 possible completion candidates in my previous history - and yet I can't see them.

Asked by martin.sarabura 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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Neither the search tool nor the search tool works

Client type : desktop Firefox Developer Edition Client version : 117.0b9 (64bits) Client language : Korean OS type : Windows 10 Home 22H2 OS version&… (read more)

Client type : desktop Firefox Developer Edition Client version : 117.0b9 (64bits) Client language : Korean OS type : Windows 10 Home 22H2 OS version : 19045.3208


Steps to reproduce : 1. Run Firefox Developer Editon. 2. Try searching using the navigation bar on the home screen. 3. Enjoy that nothing happens.

Expected Result : Happy life at Firefox

Actual Result: Tedious LOADING


I've been using Firefox Developer Edition for the past two years without problems. From some point on(about 1 week ago), All browser's search functions suddenly don't work. Navigation bar? Not work. Searchig from Bookmark? Not work. Do not use google? Not work even with duckduckgo. with out DNS? Not work even with 142.250.206.206. There is only one website that i can access with Firefox Developer Edition. It is Mozilla's official website At this moments, I curious that "why isnt work>?" So i used Developer tools, And then I found something amazing. There was no request or response on the Network tab! (Of course, I pressed Ctrl + R) And then, on second thought, I found that the JS function that should have been small in the lower left of the browser screen was not displayed. Finally, I thought, hmm... My Firefox is broken! So i found the FireFox, and then i uninstall it, and reinstall it! All the External Plugin works, OK then What if FireFox????? Unfortunately, Firefox Developer Edition's problem remained the same. I'm sorry that i couldn't even give you a possible cause of the problem. But i SUFFER for a week! Please resolve the issue.....

Asked by potatokth 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Videos washed out in FireFox

For some reason every type of embedded video, youtube, webms, etc, all show up washed out in white. This only happens in FF and I have tried a few ways to fix, but no luc… (read more)

For some reason every type of embedded video, youtube, webms, etc, all show up washed out in white. This only happens in FF and I have tried a few ways to fix, but no luck. Any ideas?


Thanks.

Asked by LazHimself 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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New tab "+" missing from tab bar with with 20 tabs or more

After the latest update (117.0 64-bit) I now do not see the '+' sign in the tab bar. I have 40 tabs open (please, no negativity - it's always worked for me), but if I cl… (read more)

After the latest update (117.0 64-bit) I now do not see the '+' sign in the tab bar. I have 40 tabs open (please, no negativity - it's always worked for me), but if I close all of the tabs it reappears. Re-open the original 42 tabs and it's gone again. Close them and it reappears, etc. Now for the fun bit: starting from scratch with a new window - the '+' is there, but open 20 more tabs and it goes.

Asked by trgz 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Virus / Malware Warning Every Time I Open Firefox

A few days ago I was downloading a ZIP file and was warned that "This file contains a virus or malware". Fine, thank you for telling me but now how do I seeing the same w… (read more)

A few days ago I was downloading a ZIP file and was warned that "This file contains a virus or malware". Fine, thank you for telling me but now how do I seeing the same warning every time I start Firefox? The file in question does not exist on my computer so far as I can tell and I did a thorough search through 3.5tB of storage on the machine to make sure. How do I stop this warning?

Asked by Bodger 10 months ago

Answered by Bodger 10 months ago

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How to set focus on newtab page and not the url bar

When I open a new tab, i would like the page to be in focus and not the urlbar. This is what i used to have in my mozilla.cfg: ``` // Auto focus new tab content try { C… (read more)

When I open a new tab, i would like the page to be in focus and not the urlbar. This is what i used to have in my mozilla.cfg: ``` // Auto focus new tab content try {

 Cu.import("resource://gre/modules/Services.jsm");
 Cu.import("resource:///modules/BrowserWindowTracker.jsm");
 Services.obs.addObserver((event) => {
   window = BrowserWindowTracker.getTopWindow();
   window.gBrowser.selectedBrowser.focus();
 }, "browser-open-newtab-start");

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ``` This worked until the last update. What solutions are there?

Asked by n6v26r 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox URL address window

I have both the standard address window, and a separate search window. When I type a www.XXX.com into the ADDRESS window, I expect to go there. Instead, I get a google … (read more)

I have both the standard address window, and a separate search window. When I type a www.XXX.com into the ADDRESS window, I expect to go there. Instead, I get a google search! WTF?!

Asked by fridaymanyfeathers 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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when i click "new tab" it opens a new firefox window entirely.

if i have for example 4 tabs open i will also have 4 windows that all share the same tabs. i have tried using "about:config" and inputting "browser.tabs.allowTabDetach" … (read more)

if i have for example 4 tabs open i will also have 4 windows that all share the same tabs. i have tried using "about:config" and inputting "browser.tabs.allowTabDetach" and setting it to false and it doesnt help. what can i do to get opening a new tab to stay on the same window

Asked by h_bomb 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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Can't play videos from YouTube or Twitch

Using arch's latest version. I recently upgraded my firefox version to 117.0, and can't play any videos from different sources. The image freezes and is in an eternal bu… (read more)

Using arch's latest version. I recently upgraded my firefox version to 117.0, and can't play any videos from different sources.

The image freezes and is in an eternal buffering state.

I tried downgrading to 116.0 and 115.0, and the issue persists, so it doesn't seem to be related to the latest Firefox version.

So far, I've confirmed the same issue in YouTube and Twitch.

On Twitch, the videos are super laggy. The image freezes, then moves to a different scene, freezes again, and then the same thing over and over.

On YouTube, it always shows as loading. If I try to move it to play a different time in the video, it works for half a second and then freezes again.

The issue still occurs if I try incognito mode, troubleshoot mode and refreshing Firefox. I already tried disabling hardware acceleration (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1206076) and have no more ideas or options.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by bitomic 9 months ago

Answered by bitomic 9 months ago

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Not able to "paste" text on Whatsapp web on Firefox Developer

Good day. Im having an issue with my Firefox developer Eidition (v 117.0b9 -64bit), where im not able to "paste" text on whatsapp web since 18th Aug 2023. (pasting imgs … (read more)

Good day.

Im having an issue with my Firefox developer Eidition (v 117.0b9 -64bit), where im not able to "paste" text on whatsapp web since 18th Aug 2023. (pasting imgs is fine though)

Tested other ways to paste using right click / Ctrl+V but it didnt work.. and if i copy something from same whatsapp and re-apply paste, also does not work (again to remind, only pasting text does not work) !

Checking though other browsers "Edge" seems to be ok and i was able to "paste" text normally. I hv yet to check on the issue on normal Firefox Browser.

Using Windows 10. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz 1.99 GHz RAM 32.0 GB


Since other browsers did not have this issue, i thought of raising this for Firefox devs to hv a look at it. Maybe some update done recently caused this glitch. So im doing my part in sharing feedback to improve an open source software which i use.

Thank you for the amazing browser.

Asked by Abdulaziz_10101 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago