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Is there a way to stop Firefox from guessing what webpage I want to visit?

When I am trying to type in a web address the Firefox browser tries to "guess" what website I want to visit by auto-filling. This is sometimes useful, but most of the tim… (read more)

When I am trying to type in a web address the Firefox browser tries to "guess" what website I want to visit by auto-filling. This is sometimes useful, but most of the time it guesses wrong or takes me to a webpage when I wanted to search. Currently I am trying to sign into one of my Wordpress and Firefox will NOT let me type /wp-login.php at the end of the URL it keeps redirecting me to another page on my website no matter what I do. Is there any way to just disable this "feature" because I swear I'm about to switch to Opera as this is driving me bonkers. (I will never switch to Chrome, don't worry.)

Asked by Zach Spears 6 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 minute ago

Increase text size of bookmarks font

Is there a way to increase the size of the font of bookmarks? They are so small and hard to read. It seems like there used to be an extension that did this but it no long… (read more)

Is there a way to increase the size of the font of bookmarks? They are so small and hard to read. It seems like there used to be an extension that did this but it no longer works. Thanks!

Asked by ivelasq 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 minutes ago

Bookmarks Toolbar doesn't display bookmarks

I have it so the bookmarks toolbar only shows up on a new tab, and my new tab page is the Firefox Home page. For a few days when I opened a new tab, the Bookmarks Toolbar… (read more)

I have it so the bookmarks toolbar only shows up on a new tab, and my new tab page is the Firefox Home page. For a few days when I opened a new tab, the Bookmarks Toolbar showed my bookmarks + folders, but now when I open a new tab, the Bookmarks Toolbar is empty. My bookmarks still exist, they just don't show up.

Asked by nguyencgh 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 minutes ago

How to disable url loading notification in bottom left

Hi, Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the b… (read more)

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the browser?

I'm using an OLED and am trying to disable as many re-current static objects as possible. In my 25 years of web browsing I've never found this to be a useful feature so I'd rather it be disabled.

I can't seem to find any settings pertaining to it and all the info I can find on disabling is quite old and doesn't seem to be accurate anymore.

Any tips would be very appreciated.

Asked by the.blind.artist 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 35 minutes ago

New tab pop up warning mesage

All of a sudden after updating to FF 85.0(64-bit), whenever I open a new tab, a warning message of some sorts opens up right below the address bar, is displayed for less … (read more)

All of a sudden after updating to FF 85.0(64-bit), whenever I open a new tab, a warning message of some sorts opens up right below the address bar, is displayed for less than a second and then goes away. I am guessing it is yet another "Hey dumb ass you are not using FF the way we think you should be using it. Get with the program!" type message but it does not even stay on the screen long enough to read whatever the heck it is. What is this this silly annoying message and how do I turn it of permanently?

Asked by PCZero 3 hours ago

Last reply by PCZero 2 hours ago

have only one device and can't find a way to complete

Trying to add Firefox. Says my account is verified but I need to sync to another device to complete the process. I don't have another device. Can't find an only one devic… (read more)

Trying to add Firefox. Says my account is verified but I need to sync to another device to complete the process. I don't have another device. Can't find an only one device option. How do I get around this?

Asked by sgv2306 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Remove the minimize, maximize, and close buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar … (read more)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar of apps. The does not work in Firefox, minimize, maximize & close remain. I'm assuming this is related to Firefox's ability to remove the title bar all together so tabs can be at the top. The Firefox Customize... page allows you to change just about everything else in the UI except these three buttons.

Is there a way to remove Firefox's minimize, maximize and close buttons?

In case it matters I really only care about the Close button (not Close tab) because GNOME Tweaks lets you remove the minimize & maximize buttons from all apps.

Thanks

Asked by Elias K Gardner 4 hours ago

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Alt + Spacebar shortcut

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which… (read more)

Firefox has somehow been set to use Alt +Space as a search prompt; see image. I'm not sure how I did this but would like to get Alt + Space back to windows default, which is to control a window Size, Move, Exit, etc. I've tried it with AddOns disabled. Any ideas please?

Asked by stan28 9 hours ago

Answered by stan28 6 hours ago

Unable to see text

I accidentally set my text and screen display the same color. Now I am unable to see anything in Firefox. I am using MacOS. I have attempted to check the Application Supp… (read more)

I accidentally set my text and screen display the same color. Now I am unable to see anything in Firefox. I am using MacOS. I have attempted to check the Application Support to modify the folder that stores the preferences folder, but Firefox is not listed. Thanks

Asked by twimberly83 6 hours ago

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I want to make it so firefox never opens previous tabs

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default fire… (read more)

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default firefox opens up all the tabs from the previous session, and lazy loads them. I would like it so that it no longer does this. That it just always opens a single new tab. Irrespective of whether firefox closed, or I shut down my computer while it was still open. Is there a way to do this? General > Start-up > Restore previous session, is already unchecked. Thank you very much, Sashin

Asked by myself2 9 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 hours ago

Firefox Relay Icon in Email Fields - Can't disable

I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64, Version 84.0.2 (64-bit). I really enjoy using Firefox Relay, but I would like to disable the icon in email field… (read more)

I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64, Version 84.0.2 (64-bit). I really enjoy using Firefox Relay, but I would like to disable the icon in email fields. When I click on the switch that does so, it refuses to toggle off. I've Googled and browsed the forums here, but can't find anybody that's experiencing the same issue. I thought that maybe an extension that I have is preventing me from toggling off, but disabling every other extension changed nothing.

Asked by chriscohen 11 hours ago

Firefox Internet browser, 2 bars at the top

At the top of the Firefox Internet browser are the 2 bars for the function keys and the bookmarks or folders. The background color is light gray as standard and often dif… (read more)

At the top of the Firefox Internet browser are the 2 bars for the function keys and the bookmarks or folders. The background color is light gray as standard and often differs little from the background colors of the Internet pages called up. From my point of view, it would be good if you could choose the background color of these Firefox bars yourself.

Asked by chsf1 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Password saving being turned off after every browser restart

Ive been having a problem for a few months now where whenever I restart firefox, if I had the password manager enabled it would disable itself. I can only assume that an … (read more)

Ive been having a problem for a few months now where whenever I restart firefox, if I had the password manager enabled it would disable itself. I can only assume that an outside program is causing this but I am unable to locate which one. I have uninstalled all password manager applications off of my computer, but am still having this issue. Is there any way I could find what program is causing this to happen?

Asked by Mason 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Customizing headers and footers for printing.

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this.… (read more)

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this. I don't know if it was a recent update or what but I am using Windows 10 Home. Please help so I don't have to find a new browser.

Asked by themills98 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

Logitech M720 back/forward buttons not working

The back/forward buttons on my mouse are not working as intended, ONLY on the Firefox browser. The actions work correctly on every other application and browser that I us… (read more)

The back/forward buttons on my mouse are not working as intended, ONLY on the Firefox browser. The actions work correctly on every other application and browser that I use. With Firefox, when the back/forward buttons are pressed, the "up/down" scroll is triggered. This is not how I have mapped my mouse. Please look into fixing this. It is very annoying. Thank you.

Asked by dgo1015 16 hours ago

How to change(widen) the Margins when I view my Markdown file on Firefox browser.

Greetings all, Is there a way to change the margins of viewed markdown files by going into, for example, about:config or another way? Would this or some other commands al… (read more)

Greetings all, Is there a way to change the margins of viewed markdown files by going into, for example, about:config or another way? Would this or some other commands allow me to change the left and right margins?

I would like to change (widen primarily) the margins of markdown files when I view them on my Firefox browser. I use a lot of Markdown, for writing, scientific work (RMarkdown), and note-taking. I am currently using a Markdown text editor (Abricotine, not that this should matter) that simply calls up Firefox and sends the text/markdown to the screen. However, when I view the .md files the margins seem very small to me.

Cheers,

Asked by Mock 16 hours ago

Developer Tools separate window view - menu bar colour

Hello, I am using Firefox 85.0 on OSX 10.14.6. Both Firefox Dev Tools and OSX are set to Dark Mode. However the menubar on the Developer Tools pop-out window (separate wi… (read more)

Hello,

I am using Firefox 85.0 on OSX 10.14.6. Both Firefox Dev Tools and OSX are set to Dark Mode. However the menubar on the Developer Tools pop-out window (separate window view) is showing light grey. Please see attached image which shows the menu bar colour.

Is there any way I can change this to match the dark theme of my system?

This may seem petty, but I use the pop-out console a lot in my workflow and the bright coloured bar is bothering me! I have just switched over from Chrome which correctly matches the menubar to the system theme.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by azleeb 17 hours ago

Firefox window menu options on Mac

Hi Folks, I've recently started working with a Mac (Catalina) and found an oddity that only seems to apply to Firefox. I set up keyboard shortcuts for moving windows betw… (read more)

Hi Folks,

I've recently started working with a Mac (Catalina) and found an oddity that only seems to apply to Firefox. I set up keyboard shortcuts for moving windows between my macbook display and an external monitor using the in-built keyboard options to add shortcuts.

These target the Window>Move to [DISPLAY NAME] menu entries at the top of the screen. For some reason Firefox windows don't have this menu entry and therefore my shortcuts don't move Firefox windows between my screens.

I've included a couple screenshots to demonstrate. It's not a huge deal but I wonder if it's an issue with my machine or just a quirk of Firefox?

Asked by totzo 20 hours ago

issue with "greyed out" add-ons, which cant be used untill add-on is re-enabled in settings.

Hey firefox community, I have an issue where certain add-ons are not loading their icons (greyed out), and after a computer shutdown, or simply closing the window, the ic… (read more)

Hey firefox community,

I have an issue where certain add-ons are not loading their icons (greyed out), and after a computer shutdown, or simply closing the window, the icons don't seem to stay in the overflow menu (or the place where you can store addons if you don't want them on the toolbar or the overflow menu). my only option to be able to use the extension is to "re-enable" the extension from the add-on menu.

I've read somewhere on a support thread that it may have something to do with adblockers, and although I do have adguard, I'm not 100% sure if that's the issue, as I tried disabling adguard when loading firefox, and I seemed to only be able to load the add-ons correctly once, but not again (to be fair, not a lot of testing went into this hypothesis or test).

if there is some kinda issue with adguard, I would love to know what I need to do to solve this issue, and if its something else, I would also love to know what else I would need to do, short of a clean install of firefox or something similar, as I have a few add-ons with custom settings, and resetting all of that would be a pain to redo.

thanks for your help.

PS, any additional info needed can be sent over, just may take some time

Asked by timwangi12321 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 21 hours ago