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Is there a way to quickly hide all extensions?

When I record screencasts, I don't want people to see what extensions I'm using. For one, it's distracting, for second, it's a privacy issue. In chrome (iron, opera...) … (read more)

When I record screencasts, I don't want people to see what extensions I'm using. For one, it's distracting, for second, it's a privacy issue.

In chrome (iron, opera...) I can quickly drag and resize the extensions area so nothing is seen. Fast an easy.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox. I am open to extensions or keyboard shortcuts as well!

(Pinning to overflow menu is not a solution. It takes many clicks and a long time.)

Thank you for any help.

Asked by filip 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

Firefox 85 stalling/hanging (not sure or proper term) on new Mac Mini with M1 processor running OS 11.12.1 after waking from sleep

I recently bought a new mac mini. it is running os 11.12.1 and is the new mac M1 chip. I downloaded the latest version of firefox, 85.0.2 It seems to work great..... but … (read more)

I recently bought a new mac mini. it is running os 11.12.1 and is the new mac M1 chip. I downloaded the latest version of firefox, 85.0.2 It seems to work great..... but after a few days i have noticed that when i first wake up the computer in the morning AND after i wake it up after it's gone to sleep during the day the browser doesn't work correctly. Trackpad won't scroll. Typing won't type. Clicking on a tab dosen't open the tab..... UNTIL i click on another window of the browser, then when i go back to the first window it has opened the tab i clicked on. Very odd. If i quit firefox and open it again it works. But this is not ideal.

Anyone else experiencing this? Anyone have a solution??

Thanks, Miranda

Asked by fiberfriendsfelt 1 week ago

Last reply by Martin 7 hours ago

get/setCookieString() no longer working in Firefox 78 ESR

After moving to Firefox 78 ESR, get/setCookieString() is no longer working. For example: if (cookieService != null) { cookieService.setCookieString(cook… (read more)

After moving to Firefox 78 ESR, get/setCookieString() is no longer working. For example:

       if (cookieService != null) {
           cookieService.setCookieString(cookieUri, null, "CertCheckDone=1;", null);
           myTrace("cookie is " + cookieService.getCookieString(cookieUri, null));
       }
   }

Firefox is running in kiosk mode and this code was executed with a hook in browser.js. Can someone please help me with this? Are there APIs I can use in place of these or are the Webextension APIs the only way to set a cookie now? I have tried playing around and can load a temporary extension but it's removed when restarting the browser and this also has to run in kiosk mode.

Asked by dave_ga490 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 14 hours ago

Several sites (FAFSA, Turbotax) say they don't support browser, but list Firefox as supported.

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS 10.15.7, and I've updated Firefox several times. It tells me it's running version 86. However, when I try to access certain websites lik… (read more)

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS 10.15.7, and I've updated Firefox several times. It tells me it's running version 86. However, when I try to access certain websites like Turbotax or even a reader app, it tells me my browser is unsupported. These sites always list Firefox as a supported browser under a list of: try these browsers instead. If I click on the Firefox link they give me, it takes me to the Firefox download page. I've even tried uninstalling Firefox and re-installing it. No luck. Anyone out there have a solution?

Asked by lamont_weniger 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

boookmark dropdown menu opens to right of screen, I want it to the left

I updated to the latest v of Firefox, now my bookmark folder dropdown menus open to the right of the screen, not the left as before. How do I restore the previous behavio… (read more)

I updated to the latest v of Firefox, now my bookmark folder dropdown menus open to the right of the screen, not the left as before. How do I restore the previous behavior? I can't find a clear command anywhere.

Asked by TIMCO880 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

When cache passes 400, Firefox slows down

Firefox always up-to-date MacBook Air (125 TB mem) always up-to-date (5 yrs old, otherwise working perfectly). Mostly browsing social media, blogs, newspaper articles. (v… (read more)

Firefox always up-to-date MacBook Air (125 TB mem) always up-to-date (5 yrs old, otherwise working perfectly). Mostly browsing social media, blogs, newspaper articles. (video streaming causes no cache problems and are generally unaffected by slow Firefox performance)

If I'm not working and doing many hours of browsing daily, I have to clear my cache 5-6 times a day, after every couple of hours. In the older Firefox, this was easier because "cache" and "cookies" were separate actions, so in three clicks (preferences, cache, clear) I could be browsing again. But in recent versions, the clear cache is now a longer process (preferences, privacy, cache, uncheck cookies, clear), then I can get back to browsing. (This seems to be a trend with a lot of new software engineers, making steps longer instead of shorter, mind boggling.)

I've already read some "answers" here that claim that clearing the cache "should" not improve performance. This is silly. Thousands of us are constantly forced to manually clear our cache to be able to use Firefox. It's tiring, and gaslighty, but I continue with Firefox because I believe in the community principles of Firefox, but instead of improvements, every update just brings more and more dysfunction). Firefox's cache not self-managing is such a huge problem that there's a dozen extensions for cache clearing, but since my last Firefox reset, I can no longer find the one I liked, and the new cache clearing extensions don't perform so well, so it's back to preferences-manual-cache clear.

Symptoms: -Page loads slow or stall -Twitter feed bounces to top of page (even with accessibility-Reduce Motion-setting) -Facebook group members list page bounces to top -Facebook post history browsing slows to a crawl (made worse by fb having removed its time selection tools, so now to see a historical post, we must scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, and Firefox eventually just stalls out) -Logins fail That's when I head over to my cache, see it's above 400 or sometimes above 500, un-click cookies (which I sometimes delete too, any time the cookies are over 100, even though I'm set to minimal cookie retention, I delete all cookies older than a week), CLEAR CACHE, then Firefox performs correctly... for a couple of hours anyway.

In theory, Firefox cache is supposed to "self-clean" of the old stuff? but I have not seen that in practice. Since this is a problem for so many people, why doesn't Firefox create an easy button to clear only the content we want, instead of total wipe? (I also reset my Firefox entirely 3-4 times a year, but I hate doing this as so many preferences get lost)

Asked by TNT666 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

browser reseting

i recently downloaded firefox browser. i have shut down the computer twice since then and both times the browser has reset itself. it acts like i am a new user and my cus… (read more)

i recently downloaded firefox browser. i have shut down the computer twice since then and both times the browser has reset itself. it acts like i am a new user and my customizations are lost. quite frustrating.

Asked by pothastiva 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

MY Bank no longer accepts firefox

You don't have permission to access "http://www1.bmoharris.com/api/us-banking/auth/authenticate-widget?" on this server. Reference #18.64a83817.1614052575.13e87f8 … (read more)

You don't have permission to access "http://www1.bmoharris.com/api/us-banking/auth/authenticate-widget?" on this server.

Reference #18.64a83817.1614052575.13e87f8

Asked by TomCurt 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

When using STG addon, how do you close the STG tab groups?

I've made several TAB GROUPS with the STG plugin. But when I want to close the tab group windows I get a warning like: "You are about to close 37 tabs. Are you sure you w… (read more)

I've made several TAB GROUPS with the STG plugin. But when I want to close the tab group windows I get a warning like: "You are about to close 37 tabs. Are you sure you want to continue?" What? How do I close the windows without closing all the tabs and loosing them? Isn't the purpose of using STG to help you organize all of your open tabs so that you CAN close the windows? Or, when I close the STG Group and close the tabs, will they still be accessible through the STG Manage Groups window? Thanks for the help!

Asked by sandzbox 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Textexpander in Google Sheets adds a line break upon expansion in Firefox

I've come across a problem with using Textexpander in Google Sheets in Firefox. Say I have a snippet that expands to =INDEX(B2:B,MATCH("green",A2:A,0),1) Now if I expand… (read more)

I've come across a problem with using Textexpander in Google Sheets in Firefox.

Say I have a snippet that expands to =INDEX(B2:B,MATCH("green",A2:A,0),1)

Now if I expand that by just typing the abbreviation shortcut, i.e. gs.index, it gets expanded, but has a line break before it within the cell so it doesn't get recognised as a formula. I have to manually delete the line break out.

However, if I use the global keyboard shortcut to search for the snippet and select it from the list, when entered, it goes into the cell without a preceding line break and gets registered as a formula.

Is there anyway to overcome this issue that you know of? I'm using Firefox 85.0.2, mainly because I'm on High Sierra and Safari cannot be updated beyond 13.1.2. Incidentally, I don't get this problem when using Safari.

I've raised this with the guys at Smile Software too, but asking here as it does seem to be a Firefox-specific issue.

Thanks.

Asked by lp3 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

extensions stopped working

Hi, This weekend all my installed extensions stopped working. I've tried to erase and re-install, but it doesn't seem to work. One, very needed extension, is adblocker u… (read more)

Hi, This weekend all my installed extensions stopped working. I've tried to erase and re-install, but it doesn't seem to work. One, very needed extension, is adblocker ultimate to name one. I truly hope this fixable.

All best, Mei

Asked by baomeilong 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Unable to reset Primary Password

I have followed the instructions and it says my Primary Password has been reset - but it won't let me create a new password and still is asking for the password. I need f… (read more)

I have followed the instructions and it says my Primary Password has been reset - but it won't let me create a new password and still is asking for the password. I need further help resetting this?

Asked by Genevieve.tomes 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago