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Firefox78 How to Remove One-Click Search from Address Bar

I'm not going to get into the complete and utter disaster that 78 is. I'll keep my grief and anguish to myself. The fact that I have to click spacebar to get to the old (… (read more)

I'm not going to get into the complete and utter disaster that 78 is. I'll keep my grief and anguish to myself. The fact that I have to click spacebar to get to the old (vastly superior) dropdown list makes me irate. (This is the first time I've explored other programs outside of firefox in over 15 years.) So, I've done this, I've clicked spacebar on the address bar, I can now see my old list of recent or popular, or whatever sites that I frequent the most. But now there's this completely worthless "Search with..." at the top. I've deleted all but one of these search options from the "One-Click Search" in options, but it won't let me delete the last one. I don't need another place to search or something else that I quite frankly don't need in my way. At the top of the search page under options there's this neat little feature called "Search Bar" It's insanely brilliant, I use it all the time. sits right next to the address bar, simple, easy, functional. When I click on the address bar itself, It's all ready for me to search, again, brilliant. Why do I need a 3rd option to get to the same thing?

How do I remove the one-click search from appearing in the address bar dropdown?

Asked by darthno2 1 hour ago

How to deactivate spell check when typing e-mails?

Hi everyone! I have have a problem when typing e-mails in an hotmail.com-account. Almost every second word is underlined with a red wavy line. It marks spelling mistakes … (read more)

Hi everyone!

I have have a problem when typing e-mails in an hotmail.com-account. Almost every second word is underlined with a red wavy line. It marks spelling mistakes and makes suggestions for a different spelling. I do not need spell check and even do not want it. It's very annoying.

I use Windows 7.

I have deactivated spell check in both Firefox and Outlook already and also have restarted Firefox after several changes. But the red lines are still there.

Does anyone have any idea what else I could try?

THANKS A LOT for any tips and advice in advance.

adi23

Asked by adi23spies 2 hours ago

Pressing ctrl opens the bookmark sidebar - how do I change this?

As the title says, every time I press ctrl, the bookmarks sidebar opens. I've checked what my shortkeys are and it shows that the bookmark sidebar should be opened with c… (read more)

As the title says, every time I press ctrl, the bookmarks sidebar opens. I've checked what my shortkeys are and it shows that the bookmark sidebar should be opened with ctrl+b, but it opens and closes every time I just press ctrl. This makes it impossible to use any other shortkeys and it's driving me insane. Why is it doing this and how do I change it?

Asked by xy_dragon_cannon 20 hours ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 hours ago

Open JPEG picture in Firefox with Paint

Hi everyone, When I open a PDF file on Firefox, it is opening with Adobe Reader. But when I click in a link of a picture in JPEG format en Firefox, it is opening in a new… (read more)

Hi everyone,

When I open a PDF file on Firefox, it is opening with Adobe Reader. But when I click in a link of a picture in JPEG format en Firefox, it is opening in a new tab in the browser. I would like to set by default paint. How can I change that please ?

Best regards,

NK

Asked by najith.kalairuban 1 day ago

Last reply by najith.kalairuban 5 hours ago

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 2 weeks ago

Answered by Vallode 5 hours ago

How can I use the shortcut Shift-Option-Up Arrow in Firefox ( Extend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph)

How can I use the shortcut Shift-Option-Up Arrow in Firefox ( Extend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph) Shift + Option + Down Arrow-> Extend te… (read more)

How can I use the shortcut Shift-Option-Up Arrow in Firefox ( Extend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph)


Shift + Option + Down Arrow-> Extend text selection to the end of the current paragraph, then to the end of the following paragraph if pressed again Shift + Option + Up Arrow->Extend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph, then to the beginning of the following paragraph if pressed again

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Asked by commitment.2020.hk 10 hours ago

FIREFOX 75 UPDATE: How to change internet address bar dropdown to display most visited sites?

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update?… (read more)

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update? I only see 6 results when I had it set to about 20 before.

I have gone to browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus and changed that setting to False thinking that would help but all that has done is eliminated the entire drop-down list altogether when the address bar is clicked.

I checked my browsing privacy options in the settings menu within Firefox and it appears everything remains exactly as before, prior to update. Maybe there is some special combo of settings and about:config options that can bring the drop-down menu back that I enjoyed so much prior to update version 75.

Any recommendations?

Asked by Lucardy 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

Search suggestions not working properly

I recently reinstalled firefox and now my search suggestions won't work properly. They only seem to work when i check the box "Top sites" in the adress bar section of pri… (read more)

I recently reinstalled firefox and now my search suggestions won't work properly. They only seem to work when i check the box "Top sites" in the adress bar section of privacy and security. The suggested sites doesn't change when i check other boxes. It either shows a set selection of sites when i have "Top sites" checked or nothing when it isn't checked. The set of sites it shows when it's checked contains some popular sites and some sites from my browsing history. The list doesn't update and just stays the same.

I want to have "Top sites" turned off and have it so that my most visited sites are suggested first.

Please help, i really want that setting back!

Asked by aa96ron 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Не запускаются дополнения при старте Firefox

Не запускаются дополнения при старте Firefox В частности Adblock plus Приходится вручную запускать дополнения и они работают до следующего перезапуска боаузера

Asked by Aleksandr 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

missing bookmarks-icon

Hi, About 4 to 6 weeks ago I messed up my main/home/Whatever named file:///home/kline/.mozilla/local/hotlist.html <an html file with 2-deep links to other bookmarks&g… (read more)

Hi,

About 4 to 6 weeks ago I messed up my main/home/Whatever named file:///home/kline/.mozilla/local/hotlist.html <an html file with 2-deep links to other bookmarks>. Upon reboot I must have done *something* that messed up everything. The "3-dot", "pocket", "star" was either moved leftward or vanished ... Now that clever 4-icon { |||\ } that used to bring up whatever I had bookmark was gone.

Can anybody help me?

Gary Kline

Asked by Gary Kline 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

Two things: 1. change default selected option in pdf tab, 2. permission requests not working with 78.0.1

I have two questions: 1st one: Sadly I didn't know my browser had automatic updates on and now I got updated to 78.0.1. You added this nice feature that allows opening … (read more)

I have two questions:

1st one:

Sadly I didn't know my browser had automatic updates on and now I got updated to 78.0.1. You added this nice feature that allows opening pdf files instead of downloading them or opening them in external software. very good, i needed that sooo many times already when pages forced me to download trash instead of letting me view in browser. My problem is, that I usually need to download files. Still I want to be asked everytime what to do

 -> I want that whenever a download request for pdf happens, the "download file" is selected by default (instead of the "open pdf in browser"). Also I want to be asked so I am afraid firefox won't ask me anymore if I check the "always do this" checkbox. Is there a way to be asked about what to do with the pdf with a different default option than "open in browser"? Or is the checkbox exactly what I need to check? I just don't want to break my browser...
2nd one:

Since personal meetings disappeared we are using WebEx. Until my browser updated whenever I joined the meeting-URL a popup opened that created a "bridge" to the webex app where I would be connected to the room I just opened in browser. Since my browser updated these popups don't come up anymore which makes joining a webex room a ... little bit complicated. The same goes for discord -> before the update discord in browser asked for permission to use my microphone. Now I am not asked anymore if I want to share my mic. Nothing happens and I am muted in discord. Please tell me how to solve this. Thx in advance!

Asked by Hile1991 21 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

Stopping Blue Boxes surrounding drop-downs and buttons.

This started only recently (a few days). I keep Firefox up to date. Recently though every time I click on a text box or a drop-down or a button I get these light blue hig… (read more)

This started only recently (a few days). I keep Firefox up to date. Recently though every time I click on a text box or a drop-down or a button I get these light blue highlighting boxes that are driving me crazy:

https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2020-07-07-18-18-58-976ccc.png

I've been on a search for results and used three or four different css additions that don't work (focus and outline derivatives).

There is nothing in accessibility settings (Mac 10.11.6) on my computer.

Asked by wrowder 1 day ago

Last reply by wrowder 21 hours ago

Move or Remove Back/Forward buttons on Contextual Menu, Mac OS

Love me FF, thanks for such a great browser. As the Subject describes, I just wanna move or remove the Forward/Back/Refresh/Bookmark controls either down or off the conte… (read more)

Love me FF, thanks for such a great browser.

As the Subject describes, I just wanna move or remove the Forward/Back/Refresh/Bookmark controls either down or off the contextual menu. I am constantly right-clicking for dev purposes and it automatically clicks the back button almost every time and thus goes back to the previous page. THIS IS A HEADACHE AND A TIME SUCK.

Screenshot attached. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by herbthefourth 1 day ago

Last reply by herbthefourth 23 hours ago

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Open Firefox as a popup window - without URL or tab bars.

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars? My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet … (read more)

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars?

My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet which opens the tab in a popup window. Is there a way to open a link directly in a popup window?

I've scanned about:config to no avail, and it seems all the popup extensions just do what my bookmarklet does.

Ideally there would be a command line flag like --popup which does exactly that, but the closest thing I could find is --headless and --kiosk which don't work that way.

I also made a new profile named "popup" and intended to add extensions which hide the nav bar, but it looks like extensions aren't allowed to do that any more.

Asked by kevin 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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HOMEPAGE

Hi,since the latest Firefox update my Homepage has reverted to just the standard Google Homepage without the Firefox symbol which i had before, have attached 2 pics to ex… (read more)

Hi,since the latest Firefox update my Homepage has reverted to just the standard Google Homepage without the Firefox symbol which i had before, have attached 2 pics to explain, have selected Firefox as default broswer, any tips on what to try please ?

Asked by 24008943 1 day ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 day ago

Revert to previous PDF preview behaviour

Until recently, when I clicked on a pdf link, Firefox would load the PDF file as a preview, treating it (on the user end) much like any other webpage but with a download … (read more)

Until recently, when I clicked on a pdf link, Firefox would load the PDF file as a preview, treating it (on the user end) much like any other webpage but with a download button available. If I then clicked on the download button, it would be saved in my downloads folder, and clicking the saved file in Firefox's download links would open it in my default PDF viewer (ie Acrobat). This allowed me to easily look at PDF files without cluttering up Firefox's downloads list, as well as quickly open a downloaded PDF in Acrobat.

Following a recent update to Firefox, these options seem to have been changed and I can't find a way to revert to the previous behaviour. It seems to be treating the in-browser function as a full PDF viewer, rather than a preview. I can set Firefox to open PDFs in Acrobat, but then it downloads every link I click on which happens to be a PDF and opens them all in Acrobat. Or I can tell it to open them in the browser, but then if I want to open a PDF in Acrobat I have to download it, then hunt for it in my downloads folder and open it there rather than directly in Firefox. It also clutters up my downloads list, making it harder to find slightly older downloads without going through file explorer.

Alternatively, I can tell Firefox to ask me what to do every time. This is a bit better (a new option "open with firefox" has been added), but still involves making a couple of extra clicks each time I open a PDF - and it still insists on downloading every PDF based link I click.

What makes this particularly strange is that the in-browser PDF viewer still has a "download" button, which has the traditional two "open with___"/"save file" options, even though as far as I can tell it will only display stuff it's already downloaded.

Is it possible to return to Firefox's previous behaviour, or is it gone for good?

Asked by pi4t 1 day ago

Windows scaling makes Firefox behave as if low-resolution

This issue is common to all browsers, but with how customizable Firefox is, I'm hoping it might help me circumvent the issue somehow. My screen resolution is 1920 x 1080,… (read more)

This issue is common to all browsers, but with how customizable Firefox is, I'm hoping it might help me circumvent the issue somehow.

My screen resolution is 1920 x 1080, but I use Windows settings to scale elements to 125% because my eyes are bad and I want to see the Windows and other software's interfaces better. As a result, the inside of Firefox, websites themselves, are also scaled. My resolution is reported as 1536 x 864 pixels. In most scenarios, this isn't really a problem, since in theory zooming out to 80% restores a website's appearance to normal.

But while developing, it can be weird. For instance, when using mobile simulation mode. And the reflex of pressing Ctrl+0 to restore default appearance is deeply ingraned. Also when someone tells me there's a problem with the website at X zoom, I have to calculate what that zoom level is equal to for me.

So I'm wondering if there's something I can do, other than fiddle with zoom all the time, to see what my website actually looks like while keeping my interface enlarged.

Asked by Azma 1 day ago

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No Option To Set Startup Page

Hi, When launching Firefox it opens with a blank page. There is no option to set a startup page in options (see attachment). How do I get it to open to a webpage not a bl… (read more)

Hi, When launching Firefox it opens with a blank page. There is no option to set a startup page in options (see attachment). How do I get it to open to a webpage not a blank page? Regards Karl

Asked by karls.email09 1 day ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 day ago

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Using Windows Live Mail for "Email Link" no longer works

I'm on Windows 10 but still use Windows Live Mail. I used to be able to click the "Email Link" icon on my Firefox toolbar to automatically mail the current URL to someone… (read more)

I'm on Windows 10 but still use Windows Live Mail. I used to be able to click the "Email Link" icon on my Firefox toolbar to automatically mail the current URL to someone using Live Mail. I can go into Options>Applications>mailto and link it to xlmail.exe but I can't add the argument "/mailurl:%" to the end of the command line so that it properly constructs an email message. This used to work - does anybody have a suggestion (other than finally abandoning Live Mail or Firefox)?

Thanks.

Asked by tootill 3 weeks ago

Answered by tootill 2 weeks ago