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Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

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89.0b2 Revert new tab design

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and… (read more)

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and now became largest and at the same time least information-dense panel in my entire desktop! I searched around the web for a bit in hopes that I will find a theme or an add-on that will revert this particular change but no luck. I really want to revert to old UI look (at least tabs bar), there should be default theme or option to get back to old style. After some investigation I found userChrome.css but don't really want to install it (maybe this is actually the way of doing this kind of styling). Please help me revert UI design to old one.

Asked by PepeTheFrog21 3 months ago

Answered by TerryN21 3 months ago

May need to install the required video codecs

# My problem When i go to some site with video (for example https://www.openproject.org/ ) i have the following message : "To play video, you may need to install the requ… (read more)

# My problem

When i go to some site with video (for example https://www.openproject.org/ ) i have the following message : "To play video, you may need to install the required video codecs".

# Spec

I run Firefox Beta in Fedora, it's installed in /opt/ folder. I have the "normal" version of firefox too and the video works well.

# Some other infos

The video seem to be a mp4 video and i have the following package installed in my fedora GStreamer Multimedia Codecs (Multimedia plauback for APE, AVI, DV, FLAC, FLX, Flash, MKV, MP4, Speex, VP8, VP9 and WAV).

Asked by bouteiller.alan 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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Search.....

One of your recent updates has all searches forced to the address bar..... I use the Google search box on my homepage and from the first letter its moved to the address … (read more)

One of your recent updates has all searches forced to the address bar..... I use the Google search box on my homepage and from the first letter its moved to the address bar... Go back to the Google box on the homepage.... You've made it useless....

Asked by koyotee 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

Update caused changed colors

Just updated to latest Version 89.0. Rebooting the PC all of Firefox's colors changed to terrible washed out colors. Reading other inquiries I tried running the extensi… (read more)

Just updated to latest Version 89.0. Rebooting the PC all of Firefox's colors changed to terrible washed out colors. Reading other inquiries I tried running the extension "Firefox Colors" but it didn't help. How do I reset to original default colors? Sincerely, DDBob.

Asked by ddbob 2 months ago

Last reply by sharonfromvt 1 month ago

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How do I switch back to the style prior to version 89.0?

The color scheme and the look of the browser are awful, and it's hard to see the plus sign to open a new tab. I would like to switch back to the previous color and style… (read more)

The color scheme and the look of the browser are awful, and it's hard to see the plus sign to open a new tab. I would like to switch back to the previous color and style scheme (rectangular tabs and all). How can I do this?

Asked by Browzilla 2 months ago

Answered by Seburo 2 months ago

How do I get the old (pre 89) tabs and menu style back?

I'm happy for those who prefer the new style, but I am not one of them. The tabs don't need to be this big, and I prefer having visible borders between them. I also don't… (read more)

I'm happy for those who prefer the new style, but I am not one of them. The tabs don't need to be this big, and I prefer having visible borders between them. I also don't like rounded corners. The menu isn't as important, but I preferred how that looked before as well.

Is there some setting I can change, or should I just revert to an older version, hoping the option will exist in the future?

Thanks and have a good day.

Asked by rodario 2 months ago

Unhappy with newest Firefox update

I had to restart my Mac this morning, and when I started Firefox again it didn't look the same or act the same. I liked it just fine the way it was, and now I hate it! I… (read more)

I had to restart my Mac this morning, and when I started Firefox again it didn't look the same or act the same. I liked it just fine the way it was, and now I hate it! I'll be reading a page and it will suddenly magnify huge for no reason and I don't want it to! Why is this being done? I can think of no good reason. I also have trouble with my Disqus account I've never seen before with this new update, and other issues as well.

Firefox has been my default browser for well over a decade but now I am seriously thinking of ditching it. You guys have really messed up a great browser. Why can't you just leave well enough alone???? Is there a way to remove this horrid update and go back to what Firefox was before? If not I will just start looking for a new browser, because I can't use this one anymore and you guys have really messed it up!

Asked by amylewis1954 2 months ago

Last reply by amylewis1954 2 months ago

"Say hello to a new firefox" apprears everytime

So every time I open firefox Im greeted with the Say Hello to a new Firefox message from the newest update 89.0 (64bit). I either skip or choose a theme and it goes away … (read more)

So every time I open firefox Im greeted with the Say Hello to a new Firefox message from the newest update 89.0 (64bit). I either skip or choose a theme and it goes away but after I close it and reopen it, it appears again. Dont know how to make it go away for good and its quite annoying.

Asked by victor122982 2 months ago

Bookmarks/Copy - Paste Window

I don't like this new look at all. Two issues: 1) Before today, when I opened my bookmarks, I saw all of them. But now, since they're more spaced apart, I have to scro… (read more)

I don't like this new look at all. Two issues:

1) Before today, when I opened my bookmarks, I saw all of them. But now, since they're more spaced apart, I have to scroll to the bottom to get to those at the bottom.

2) If I scroll to the bottom of the bookmarks, and then close out the bookmarks, the next time I open the bookmarks, and I want to go into "Other Bookmarks" (at the top), I have to scroll up there to get to it!

Before, if I wanted "Other Bookmarks," all I did was hit the tab, and went right down to it.

Why do they do this? Don't they check this out before giving it to everyone? Without any kind of setting to go back to what it was, if you want to?

3) If I highlight text and right click to copy or cut, the window that comes up is so big! And I have to go up three or four inches to copy or cut. Before, copy and cut was barely an inch away.

Same thing with spelling mistakes. The correct spelling is a lot further away now.

Why do they do this? Don't they check this out before giving it to everyone? Without any kind of setting so you can go back to what it was, if you want to?

I just noticed that it depends where the cursor is when you highlight. So the cut/copy commands could be closer. But still, if it aint broke, don't fix it!

Asked by Steve09 2 months ago

Last reply by Steve09 2 months ago

Bars, Tabs and Icons

There are no more borders around the tabs except the active one. It is hard to click click fast to change to another tab - special with pinned tabs with some icons blured… (read more)

There are no more borders around the tabs except the active one. It is hard to click click fast to change to another tab - special with pinned tabs with some icons blured with the theme I love. Also the theme-icons got deactivated and there is now the lower bar empty without the tabs. They went up into a new bar higher added. How can I fix that with boardred tabs located downwards and the intuitiv easier clickable icons back?

Asked by stylist_robert 1 month ago

Last reply by atsdon1 1 day ago

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How to stop the search from jumping to the address bar when typing on Firefox Home

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very anno… (read more)

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very annoying. Can it be fixed? I do not want to use the address bar this way. I found a help that said to open the application menu and click "customize" but there is no "customize" option there. In the attached photo, I clicked in the search box to place the cursor there, but as soon as I began typing, it jumped to the address bar. This has never happened to me before in the 15 years I have used Firefox. I am a recent convert to Linux (about 1 year now) and am using Mint 19.3, Cinnamon 4.4.8, if that makes a difference.

Asked by bonnie here 1 month ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 month ago

How to revert to browser.tabs.ontop=false functionality in Firefox 89.x

Subject says it all. "How to revert to 'browser.tabs.ontop=false' functionality in Firefox 89.x?" I hate the Proton layout where tabs are now positioned at the top. I wan… (read more)

Subject says it all. "How to revert to 'browser.tabs.ontop=false' functionality in Firefox 89.x?" I hate the Proton layout where tabs are now positioned at the top. I want to revert to what I had before — via an add-on, I think — because the new style creates visual dissonance. I HATE the new style. I want a layout that does not do my head in. I do not care that someone(s) in the development team thinks tabs.ontop is better; it is not better for me.

Asked by Glimfeather 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Suchfunktion in der Adressleiste auszuschalten

Hallo Seit einigen Tage versuche ich die Suchfunktion in der Adressleiste auszuschalten. Egal was ich mache, die Suche in der Adressleiste lässt sich nicht deaktivieren. … (read more)

Hallo

Seit einigen Tage versuche ich die Suchfunktion in der Adressleiste auszuschalten.

Egal was ich mache, die Suche in der Adressleiste lässt sich nicht deaktivieren.

Wenn ich einen neuen Tab öffne, dann habe ich da ein Suchfeld. Möchte ich dort etwas eintippen springt, das einfach in die Adressleiste.

keyword.enabled habe ich auf false gestellt.

In den Einstellungen eine eigene Suchleiste.

Inhalte des Firefox-Startbildschirms ist eine eigene Suchleiste eingestellt. Und diese benutze ich zu 90 % und sonst die Suchleiste, aber niemals die Adressleiste.

Was kann ich tun?

Vielen Dank und Gruß Robert robert.jordan@gmx.at

Asked by Robert 1 month ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 month ago

Task/toolbar at bottom of the page dissapeared

My google searching is leaving me at a loss here. I did something and the taskbar at the bottom of the web browser is now covered by the browser. Not the bar at the top, … (read more)

My google searching is leaving me at a loss here. I did something and the taskbar at the bottom of the web browser is now covered by the browser. Not the bar at the top, the bar at the bottom that has whatever other programs you're running listed in multiple tabs. Every single damn search is leading to how to mess with the task/toolbar at the top of the freakin page. I can make it reappear if I press the windows button or open another program, but while in Firefox it's not visible. The top taskbar, bookmarks, and all are still there so it's not in full page mode. I know the fix is probably ctrl and some other button somewhere but what?

Asked by salambeth 1 month ago

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Firefox opens in tiny window after latest update.

Firefox opens in a small box at the top left of the computer screen about 1/9 the size of the viewing area. I have to click on the "maximize" icon (the square box(es)twi… (read more)

Firefox opens in a small box at the top left of the computer screen about 1/9 the size of the viewing area. I have to click on the "maximize" icon (the square box(es)twice to get a normal viewing screen. Note: I am not referring to "full screen." This began after the last Firefox update. I have cleared the cache, cookies, data, etc. and startup cache and restarted Firefox and the computer. I haven't "Refreshed" Firefox, yet, because I don't want to go through the hassle of putting everything back together if it isn't going to work. How do I get Firefox to open in a "maximized" window?

Asked by Ché McGuire 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago