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Unify the operation logic of opening links and bookmarks in the background

To open a link of a website in the background tab is CTRL+click, why is it that to open a bookmark of the bookmark toolbar in the background tab is CTRL+shift+click. It i… (read more)

To open a link of a website in the background tab is CTRL+click, why is it that to open a bookmark of the bookmark toolbar in the background tab is CTRL+shift+click. It is confusing! A bookmark is a link! For comparison, both of them are CTRL + click in chromium. BTW, there is no explanation in advanced configuration preferences.

Asked by Heporis 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

What and where is my Security Key and how do I touch it?

Please see the attached image. Firefox believes I have a security key. What is a security key? Where do I find it? Why does Firefox think I have one? And why is the… (read more)

Please see the attached image.

Firefox believes I have a security key.

What is a security key? Where do I find it? Why does Firefox think I have one?

And why is there no helpful information to explain this confusing UX?

Asked by kurrent93 4 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 days ago

You've compromised the passwords yourself

Hi Every single one of my passwords is compromised according to you. Therefore I think the data breach is with Firefox . I have set up several unique passwords recently -… (read more)

Hi Every single one of my passwords is compromised according to you. Therefore I think the data breach is with Firefox . I have set up several unique passwords recently - how are they breached so soon? And why every single one. It is very suspicious. Regards Caroline

Asked by cazzyguy 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 21 hours ago

I am afraid to update to Firefox 124 since I don't want the new default of ordering tabs by how recently they were opened to kick in before I have a chance to preserve the existing tab order.

I am afraid to update to Firefox 124 for fear of losing the existing order of 100s of open tabs if the default setting of ordering tabs by "Recently Opened" kicks in befo… (read more)

I am afraid to update to Firefox 124 for fear of losing the existing order of 100s of open tabs if the default setting of ordering tabs by "Recently Opened" kicks in before I have a chance to change the setting to "Tab Order". Can anyone help me? I'd like to upgrade to 124 if I can do so safely!

Asked by PLS1 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Youtube slow only on firefox

YouTube all of a sudden started to slow down and only be able to load videos fast enough in 360p resolution, I tried watching YouTube on Microsoft edge and YouTube handle… (read more)

YouTube all of a sudden started to slow down and only be able to load videos fast enough in 360p resolution, I tried watching YouTube on Microsoft edge and YouTube handled 1080p easily there, I have cleared the cash and made sure my Firefox and Windows are up to date and still the issue persists.

this only seams to occur on YouTube as amazon prime and speed test works without issues

Asked by nadum8 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Cannot restore 3-1 0r 2-29 Bookmarks!!!

I Cannot restore 3/1 or 2/29 Bookmarks!!! What's going on with Firefox??? Now, all there is in my Bookmarks are five listings saying, " BS2trash folder for undo of bookma… (read more)

I Cannot restore 3/1 or 2/29 Bookmarks!!! What's going on with Firefox??? Now, all there is in my Bookmarks are five listings saying, " BS2trash folder for undo of bookmark deletes- DO NOT REMOVE ..."

I wouldn't have to do this except that somehow, a Bookmark folder disappeared. All too often is has occurred. I have many, many very important Bookmarks. How can I get them back---and soon?

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Repeating "Welcome back" popup when starting Firefox

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup … (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup stating that "Here’s a quick reminder that you can keep your favorite indie browser just one click away." and provides a button to make the browser the default one. That's exceedingly annoying - I can understand that Firefox wants to notify my once in a while, but this happens at least once a day, probably more often than that. I looked over the source code and got that it is a "spotlight" feature, but I failed to find any settings that would turn it off. Any idea how can I disable this forever?

Asked by pepak 1 month ago

Answered by pepak 1 month ago

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Number is not getting recognised

After switching to Firefox version 123, I encountered an error on our website: '1,000,000.00 is not a valid number.' It seems to be a form validation error, but it worked… (read more)

After switching to Firefox version 123, I encountered an error on our website: '1,000,000.00 is not a valid number.' It seems to be a form validation error, but it worked fine with previous versions of Firefox. The application is built using GWT (Google Web Toolkit). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Bikram Singh 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Ctrl + Click in DuckDuckGo "text area" no longer opens in new tab

Hi, For as long as I can remember I've been able to ctrl + click in the "text area" beneath the link in DuckDuckGo search results and Firefox would open a new tab and s… (read more)

Hi,

For as long as I can remember I've been able to ctrl + click in the "text area" beneath the link in DuckDuckGo search results and Firefox would open a new tab and switch to that tab automatically; but if clicking on the link itself Firefox would open the link in a new tab in the background. This was a priceless feature until today with the 123.0 update. Now ctrl + left click in the text area opens a new tab in the background but does not switch to it. I've been able to confirm this is only effecting v123 on all both linux and windows.

Hoping somebody here might be able to suggest to development returning this feature back to Firefox or help me figure out a way to set this option manually myself.

Thanks!

Asked by sales399 1 month ago

Last reply by sales399 1 month ago

Audio Input (Mic) not working only in Firefox

For the last several months, I have been unable to get audio input from any device working on Firefox. The mic inputs work in all other apps and browsers, are appropriate… (read more)

For the last several months, I have been unable to get audio input from any device working on Firefox. The mic inputs work in all other apps and browsers, are appropriately permissioned on Windows 11, and appear in the Firefox permission windows. No actual audio is received by the website.

I have installed Firefox clean, rebooted countless times, tried the Beta and Dev channel releases, and disabled all extensions, to no avail. I have ensured that I am on the latest releases, have tried various devices, run virus scans. I have included images of the Windows sound settings showing working Mic levels, Firefox showing the device in permissions, etc.

My sound drivers are up to date, and mics work in all other browsers and apps. This is limited exclusively to Firefox.

Asked by Teamster 2 months ago

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JavaScript in firefox.cfg can't access `document`

As I understand, `autoconfig.js` (with `firefox.cfg`) can be used to have JavaScript run during startup to control Firefox's UI elements. I have set up `autoconfig.js` i… (read more)

As I understand, `autoconfig.js` (with `firefox.cfg`) can be used to have JavaScript run during startup to control Firefox's UI elements.

I have set up `autoconfig.js` in my `/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/defaults/pref` folder (I'm on EndeavourOS Linux). As instructed here, I've already put the two required files, `autoconfig.js` and `firefox.cfg` in their correct folders (`/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/defaults/pref` and `/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition` in my machine).

The file `firefox.cfg` contains the following code:

 //
 (() => {
   var tabbar = document.getElementById("TabsToolbar");
 })();


However, every time I run Firefox, this message will appear:

 "Failed to read the configuration file. Please contact your system administrator."


If I empty out the `firefox.cfg` file, Firefox will run normally without showing the error message. It will also run normally if I just have something like this in the file:

 //
 (() => {
   var testVar = "";
 })();


I don't understand why the JavaScript code can't access the Firefox UI elements through `document` or `window.document`. If `autoconfig.js` isn't build for that, what should I use to change my browser's UI elements through JavaScript?

Thank you.

Asked by jazali 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Facebook News Feed on my laptop

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed … (read more)

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed keeps refreshing. It is impossible to read anything as posts flash on and off, mostly off. The news feed is the only thing that is affected, visiting pages for likes and groups load and display properly, as do the games I play. The same occurs if in the private window mode. This does not happen if in the Chrome browser. What can be done to correct this situation?

Asked by phambel 1 month ago

Answered by phambel 1 month ago

Why Yandex has been added as "default" (and unchangeable) engine with Russian language as default (unchangeable) setting?

Hi all, In the past I was using Chrome and I have decided to move back to Firefox because I didn't like certain trends of that browser...now...the thing is...I like to us… (read more)

Hi all, In the past I was using Chrome and I have decided to move back to Firefox because I didn't like certain trends of that browser...now...the thing is...I like to use Yandex, but in Chrome -until a certain point- I was able to alter its settings to force default English language for it.

Firefox seems to have Yandex set as default...you cannot alter it and you cannot delete any of the default engines (i.e., because if it is loaded, you seem unable to try add it as custom search engine with your chosen parameters), but seems that the Mozilla developers had the brilliant idea to add it with the default settings...which is in Russian...

...and you look into Extensions and all the people writing extensions seemed to have the same idea...

Now...fine that Yandex is mostly for Russian people, but why English-speaking users to be forced with the default search in Russian and being completely denied any possibility to force the English language on Yandex (as it is fully possible if you were able to tweak the search parameters...but Firefox isn't allowing to do, because the only thing we have is a dumbed down interface with a list of search engines!)...

...alternatively...why not allow to force our favored language parameters to ALL search engines by default?

( That would mean that one could have Google, Bing or Yandex in a different language of our choice....but that change would need to be implemented on developer side...)

Asked by Skarm Ghelmaad 1 month ago

Last reply by Skarm Ghelmaad 1 month ago

searchlight firefox search uses google instead of default duck duck go

Macos sonoma m1 - firefox is default browser, duck duck go is default search engine When doing a search directly from searchlight options, firefox uses google search ins… (read more)

Macos sonoma m1 - firefox is default browser, duck duck go is default search engine

When doing a search directly from searchlight options, firefox uses google search instead of the duck duck go default.

All other searches from within firefox uses the default correctly.

Asked by ffdev2 1 month ago

Last reply by Standard8 1 month ago

Twitter notifications problems

I have a problem with firefox notifications for twitter. They appear in a separate window and when I click somewhere, they disappear as if they were in the foreground and… (read more)

I have a problem with firefox notifications for twitter. They appear in a separate window and when I click somewhere, they disappear as if they were in the foreground and hiding. The second thing is clogging and then I get a massive series of delayed notifications. help

Asked by essa 1 month ago

Last reply by essa 1 month ago

How to stop Firefox to contact the pages in the shortcuts when I lunch Firefox?

Hello, I use Firefox as my only browser and I use the shortcuts because they're really helpful. But every time that I lunch Firefox all the pages in the shortcuts "call" … (read more)

Hello, I use Firefox as my only browser and I use the shortcuts because they're really helpful. But every time that I lunch Firefox all the pages in the shortcuts "call" their websites, I see it from pihole and all the requests are made every first lunch of Firefox. Probably it's something related to the cache and to give better perfomances in case I wanna select one of those shortcuts, but I don't want that all of them make a "call" to their respective websites. I think it's something related to privacy and freedom about what I want to do with mt browser. Is there an option to block those connections? In case there isn't an option is possible to implement it? Thank you so much

Asked by Carontes 2 months ago

picture in picture mode

hi I am curious if there is a way to disable (remove) time bar (video progress bar) from appearing in picture in picture mode in Firefox Browser 123.0 (64-bit) version. N… (read more)

hi I am curious if there is a way to disable (remove) time bar (video progress bar) from appearing in picture in picture mode in Firefox Browser 123.0 (64-bit) version. Namely, I prefer to watch videos of sport events and knowing exact time of video duration could be a big spoiler. A version of picture in picture more without time bar existed in previous Firefox Browser versions 102.0.1

Asked by a_buksa 1 month ago

Last reply by a_buksa 1 month ago

Volume asjustment

Whenever I log on to my bank's web site, I'm sent an audible signal that invites me to start a chat session with a bank agent. The problem is that the audible alert is so… (read more)

Whenever I log on to my bank's web site, I'm sent an audible signal that invites me to start a chat session with a bank agent. The problem is that the audible alert is so loud that it startles me. This is very annoying. I called the bank's help line and was told there was no way they could adjust the sound volume. I would like to know if it's possible for Firefox to decrease the volume for that web site.

Asked by Gino Pipia 1 month ago

Last reply by Gino Pipia 1 month ago

Disable Picture-in-picture

while reading an MSNBC or Fox News article (for example) from flipboard, suppose there is a video at the top of the article. But I don't want to watch that video... I j… (read more)

while reading an MSNBC or Fox News article (for example) from flipboard, suppose there is a video at the top of the article. But I don't want to watch that video... I just want to read the article that appears below it. So I start to scroll down, reading the article, and when the video scrolls off the screen at the top, a picture-in-picture with that video appears at the right side of the article, (sometimes blocking part of the article). If I had wanted to see the video, I would have watched the video! STOP these blasted picture-in-picure pop-ups.

Every time I look for help online, all I see is how to enable/disable the PIP controls, and no help on how to block PIPs themselves.

Sorry for the long post, but I don't know how else to describe the problem succinctly. Jerry (at wit's end)

Asked by HarryJarr 1 month ago

Last reply by HarryJarr 3 weeks ago