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missing tool on new browser update?

Hi there, got the new and latest and love Mozilla and its on all my devices...However, in the new upgrade,under the old one by or under the little "star" of the browser b… (read more)

Hi there, got the new and latest and love Mozilla and its on all my devices...However, in the new upgrade,under the old one by or under the little "star" of the browser bar where Http shows up etc... there used to be a drop down menu which allowed you to take a "screen shot" and save and copy which I used often enough to notice it was missing or "elsewhere"? Can you educate me as to where to look for that tool now...It was very convenient as part of the bookmark set up before...thanks..


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Asked by cwsproductions 9 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 hours ago

Must add option to disable the version 89 Proton UI in the VIEW menu - it is awful for Desktop + Mouse.

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on scr… (read more)

Hello, it is enough to search "version 89 visuals" in the help forum to find dozens of topic complaining how awful it looks, and the reduced functionality, content on screen and efficiency.

Luckily in one of the threads I found solution, and links to articles to fix most of the biggest issues:

As a temporary tactic to buy time, you can use a preference to revert the tab bar to its older appearance. This is just for Firefox 89, so you have a month to keep an eye out for the next workaround. To set that up: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box in the page, type or paste proton (or full browser.proton.enabled) (3) Double-click the preference to switch between true (new Proton style) and false (old Photon style) Since this was kept in just for testing, there might be some occasional glitches.

Here the options I changed - set false to all.

   browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled
   browser.proton.doorhangers.enabled
   browser.proton.enabled
   browser.proton.modals.enabled
   browser.proton.places-tooltip.enabled

+ even further reduction of the spaces -> browser.uidensity -> 1

I expect the new Proton view is inspired by touch screens - and is more optimized for tablets, giving more space around individual options, with extra space around them - to make sure you hit the right option with your finger. The downside is we get less visible options on the screen, as now each option takes more space - and it is absolutely awful and less visible for people using desktop mode, and using the more precise mouse and/or keyboard.

And here a list of the problems and annoyances in V89, and why they are a problem (and these are only the ones I noticed so far - attached is a screenshot collage of the issues.

1. Tabs which play audio no longer show that they play audio, unless I hover on top of them - which is a big problem if you have 20 tabs, and are searching which one auto-played some audio. In the previous version each tab playing audio had the audio icon on top of it. 2. My bookmarks take much more space on my screen, and while previously I organized them to fit perfectly to it, now are going outside of it, and I have to (unnecessarily) scroll to find more. 3. On YouTube There was a "delete video" button next to each video in my "watch later" list, and I was able to quickly delete the watched ones. Now I have to click on the 3 dots, and then on the trash bin button to delete. Much slower an annoying. Return to the old vision (sadly I cannot find a way to fix this yet)

This totally failed visualization must IMMEDIATELY be reversed, and you must add option in the VIEW menu - which switches between the old DESKTOP view (version 88 style), and new TABLET view (V89 style).

And it must not be allowed that you disable the browser.proton.enabled option in the next update, as this will force us to use only the new awful view, and give us 3 options:

1. Revert to 88. I have already backed up my profile, and downloaded it, in case V90 ruins the view permanently. This also opens us to security risks - so I can allow this for no more than 2-3 months, in hope you fix this fail. 2. Switch browser. Move to Vivaldi (which I use at work) or Brave, if you refuse to fix the fail. 3. Accept the awful view - not going to happen to me. I am using Mozilla since Netscape, but this fail is infuriating enough to make me switch if made permanent / even worse.

Asked by b.gyulmezov 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

separate search and address bar

Any way to Undue the new version ?? This suks...No Like the search to automatic transfer or jump to the address bar. Will be switching over to Google Chrome if not....Di… (read more)

Any way to Undue the new version ?? This suks...No Like the search to automatic transfer or jump to the address bar. Will be switching over to Google Chrome if not....Did they NOT learn thru Yahoo??? You do not give us a choice we move on.....

Asked by Dolly5577 5 days ago

Last reply by Franz_von_Suppe 5 days ago

All extensions not working after 89.0 update

All extensions showing as installed. All not working. Multiple reboots. Each of MANY extensions work after remove reinstall EVERY EXTENSION ONE AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… (read more)

All extensions showing as installed. All not working. Multiple reboots. Each of MANY extensions work after remove reinstall EVERY EXTENSION ONE AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR THAT

Asked by travetti111 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Latest updat sucks.

Latest update blocking website like indeed from loading in information about employers and other sites too. Every update makes firefox worse. I started using other brows… (read more)

Latest update blocking website like indeed from loading in information about employers and other sites too. Every update makes firefox worse. I started using other browsers because now some video's don't work either. Last thing I saw was a QUICK pop-up that said something about bits of trackers now being blocked. Well lots of things are being blocked and making browsing a miserable experience. I tried using the standards system in options. Can't find anything to make it work. Allow lots of things and nothing is working except to probably make the web browser more vulnerable to creeps. Please undo your current update and stop making so many updates. I've had three in the last two weeks and every time they screw up the browser more and more. Just stop it!

Asked by jarekorn 3 months ago

Last reply by mikefinder 1 week ago

Privacy & Security Options - Manage Exceptions List

A question about the option, Exceptions - Cookies and Site Data Can I use wildcards in the Manage Exceptions List? Than how is it written "address/website" in the input … (read more)

A question about the option, Exceptions - Cookies and Site Data

Can I use wildcards in the Manage Exceptions List? Than how is it written "address/website" in the input line? Because your Firefox browser doesn't block all of the Tracking Cookies and Advertising Cookies also Third Party Cookies from being download in to the browser cache too! I have other software on my PC that tell me that there's spyware cookies on my computer and gives me a log file of it, and by deleting the cookies doesn't solve the problem or the issue because the information has already been transmitted by the COOKIE or the set of COOKIES to the other websites computers that are link to that webpage or webpages. I would like use wildcards in this operation okay.

Couple Examples of this see below. Adware/Tracking Cookie: potomac-clickstream.capitalone.com [ C:\USERS\NAME\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\DFNBN1BO.DEFAULT-BETA\COOKIES.SQLITE ]. .doubleclick.net [ C:\USERS\NAME\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\ICEI14WC.DEFAULT-RELEASE\COOKIES.SQLITE ]. These cookies are shown as a domain and not as websites. All of the cookies are hidden within this file "COOKIES.SQLITE".

Maybe something like this one that other chrome browsers use: > [*.]potomac-clickstream.capitalone.com <. Or maybe something like this one: > *://*.doubleclick.net/* <. like Internet Explorer uses this to block websites and/or allow websites in its options

I what to prevent these cookies from being download into the Firefox browser on my PC computer!

Asked by FS_1949xyz 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

home page shortcut icon size

Hi, in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably. I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the hom… (read more)

Hi,

in the latest version of Firefox (updated June 2021), the home page had the icons shrink in size considerably.

I'm visually impaired, and this change had made the home page unusable. It's just too hard to see!

Is there a setting to adjust the homepage icons back to their larger size? They used to be 2-3 times the size, and really useful. The boxes the pics are in are still the same, but the icons displayed are tiny now, at least to these tired old eyes.

Thank you in advance! Tony

Asked by browntau 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Search engines

I note that Amazon are included in your list of "suggested search engines". Amazon is mostly a shop, so why is it allowed an unfair trading opportunity? The solution to t… (read more)

I note that Amazon are included in your list of "suggested search engines". Amazon is mostly a shop, so why is it allowed an unfair trading opportunity? The solution to this must surely be to allow users to type in the website of their choice? e.g I might want to use the search primarily for books and prefer " https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/home"

Asked by multistreamer 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Firefox Accaunt

I wanted to log in to my account but this message comes out:Sorry. We have blocked your account. The confirmation email that we sent to vlasova_lena69@mail.ru, was return… (read more)

I wanted to log in to my account but this message comes out:Sorry. We have blocked your account.

The confirmation email that we sent to vlasova_lena69@mail.ru, was returned, so we blocked the account to protect your Firefox data.

If this is a valid email address, please let us know and we will help you unlock your account.What to do?

Asked by vlasova_lena69 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

what changes to be made in prefs.js to open older profile in newer ff install?

in this answer [to Firefox 67 broke my profile] , Moderator cor-el has answered - - 5/22/19, 8:52 PM Try to remove compatibility.ini in this profile. You may have to edit… (read more)

in this answer [to Firefox 67 broke my profile] , Moderator cor-el has answered - - 5/22/19, 8:52 PM Try to remove compatibility.ini in this profile. You may have to edit prefs.js as well. -

Though he/ she has not elaborated what changes are required to be made in prefs.js to make it work smoothly without corrupting the profile.

Please tell what changes are to be made in prefs.js?

Thanks.

Asked by vsrawat 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

" screenshot "

Hello. And why did you delete such a necessary tool as a screenshot from the address bar? Please return it to always be the default. You are moving along the path of deve… (read more)

Hello. And why did you delete such a necessary tool as a screenshot from the address bar? Please return it to always be the default. You are moving along the path of development, so why spoil the browser.

Asked by sidr03 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago