The zoom controls allow you to increase or decrease either the size of a whole web page or just the size of all the text in order to improve readability. We'll explain how it works. Table of Contents 1 Zoom in and out of a website 2 How to only change the size of the text 2.1 Set a minimum text size Zoom in and out of a website Here's how you can zoom in and out of individual websites. Click the menu button on the right. The customization menu will open and you will see the zoom controls at the top. Use the + button to zoom in, and the - button to zoom out. The number in the middle is the current zoom level - click it to reset the zoom to 100%. You can also see the current zoom level in the address bar: Keyboard shortcuts: You can also use the zoom controls without a mouse. Press and hold commandCtrl while pressing + to zoom in, - to zoom out, or 0 to reset. Tip: To set the default zoom level for all websites, try the NoSquint Plus add-on. How to only change the size of the text Instead of changing the size of everything, you can just change the size of the text. Press the Alt key to temporarily bring up the traditional Firefox menus. On the menu at the top, click View, then go to Zoom. Select Zoom Text Only. This makes the controls only change the size of text; not images. Set a minimum text size You can set Firefox to automatically display all text at a minimum font size. If a web page contains text that is smaller, Firefox increases the font size of the text to this minimum. Click the menu button and choose Options.Preferences. Select the Content panel. In the Fonts & Colors panel, click Advanced....In the Fonts & Colors section, click Advanced.... In the Minimum Font Size drop-down, select the minimum size in pixels in which all text must be displayed. Click OK to save your changes. Alternate method: If you're unable to access your font settings through the menu button, type about:config into your address bar. Search for the font.minimum-size preference and change the value to 0.
Search suggestions help you to find out common phrases that other people have searched for. The search suggestions are offered by the search engines (such as Google, Yahoo, etc.) and not by Firefox. Firefox merely retrieves the search suggestions from the search engines, and displays the list to assist you in selecting a search phrase that has been used by many other users throughout the world before. For more information on the Search bar, see Use the Search bar in Firefox. Table of Contents 1 Enabling or disabling search suggestions 1.1 Through the Search bar 1.2 Through the Search Engines Manager 2 Using search suggestions 3 How to differentiate between search suggestions and search history results 4 Why search suggestions may not appear 4.1 The selected search engine may not offer search suggestions service 4.2 The search term entered is too specific 4.3 There is a problem with your Internet connectivity Enabling or disabling search suggestions Through the Search bar To enable or disable search suggestions through the Search bar: Right-clickHold down the Ctrl key while you click on the Search Bar. If Show Suggestions is checked, the search suggestions feature is currently enabled. Click it again to add or remove the check mark. Through the Search Engines Manager To enable or disable search suggestions through the Search Engines Manager: Click on the menu button , then click OptionsPreferences in the menu panel. Click on the Search panel. Click Provide search suggestions to enable or disable search suggestions in the Search bar. Show search suggestions in location bar results. When search suggestions are turned on, select this setting to also include search suggestions in the results that are listed when you search from the Firefox address bar. Using search suggestions To use search suggestions, start typing in the Search bar and Firefox will present you a list of search suggestions from your default search engine sorted by a decreasing order of relevancy. To select a search term from the suggestions, click on it. Alternatively, use the up and down keys to navigate in the list, and press EnterReturn when the desired suggestion is highlighted. How to differentiate between search suggestions and search history results Search suggestions are popular searches and are offered by search engines, whereas search history results are offered by Firefox and are based on your own previous searches. See Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms for more information on the Firefox's autocompletion feature. When you perform a search, the list will display both search suggestions (if activated) from the default search engine, as well as matching terms from your search history (if enabled). The search history icon distinguishes your previous searches from search suggestions: Firefox is smart enough to filter the search suggestions result to exclude the items in your search history, so that the presented list does not contain duplicate entries in the history and suggestion items. Why search suggestions may not appear In some cases, search suggestions may not appear even though you have enabled them. Several causes may result in this: The selected search engine may not offer search suggestions service Not all search engines offer search suggestions. Here is a list of search engines that are included in Firefox by default and support search suggestions: Yahoo Google DuckDuckGO Wikipedia Other search engines that you may add may or may not provide search suggestions. The easiest way to find out is to select the desired search engine, type in a term that you're certain that the search engine would be able to provide suggestions for, and wait a moment to see whether search suggestions appear or not. The search term entered is too specific Sometimes, the search term you have entered may be too specific or unique (e.g. "firefox support article about search suggestions") or simply invalid (e.g. "dsjkyfsdakjfdjsyfyf"). In such cases, the search engine may not be able to provide any suggestions for the entered term. There is a problem with your Internet connectivity Behind the scene, Firefox needs to contact the search engine's website, and request a suggestions list dynamically when you type a search term. If there is a problem in your Internet connectivity, Firefox will not be able to perform this action, so no search suggestions would be available. To see more information on how to detect and troubleshoot Internet connectivity, see Websites don't load - troubleshoot and fix error messages.
If the File, Edit and View menus are missing, it is usually because the Menu Bar has been hidden, Firefox is in full screen mode or because the file storing your toolbar information has become corrupt. We'll show you how to fix each of these. If the File, Edit and View menus are missing, it is usually because Firefox is in full screen mode or it is not the selected application. We'll show you how to fix these. Note: If other toolbars or buttons are missing, see Navigation buttons like back, home, bookmarks and reload are missing. Table of Contents 1 Show the menu bar again 2 Turn off full screen mode 3 Firefox is not the selected application 4 Fix corrupted toolbars and controls Show the menu bar again Click the menu button and choose Customize. Click the Show / Hide Toolbars dropdown menu at the bottom of the screen and choose Menu Bar. Click the green Exit Customize button. Don't need to see the menu bar all the time? To temporarily show the old style menus, just press the Alt key. To display the menu bar while using a screen reader: Press the Alt and V keys simultaneously, and then T, then M. Turn off full screen mode Here's how to turn off full screen mode so you can see the menu bar again. Move the pointer to the top of the screen to make the toolbar reappear. Click the menu button on the right side of the toolbar and select Full Screen. Click the menu button on the right side of the toolbar and select Full Screen. Firefox is not the selected application Your Mac will always display the menu bar for the program that's currently selected. Look at the name next to the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen. If it doesn't say "Firefox," click anywhere on the Firefox window to select it again. Fix corrupted toolbars and controls If the file storing your toolbar information has become corrupt, you can use the Refresh Firefox feature to restore the default toolbar settings and controls. Note: When using the refresh feature, your bookmarks, browsing history, open tabs, windows, passwords, cookies and web form auto-fill information will be saved. However, your extensions and themes will be removed and your preferences will be reset. Learn more. Click the menu button and then click help . From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information. If you're unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting Information page. Click the Refresh Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page. To continue, click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. Firefox will close to refresh itself. When finished, a window will list your imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will open. Note: There's also a Refresh Firefox button in the Firefox Safe Mode window, if you can't start Firefox normally. If you are unable to find the Refresh Firefox button on your version of Firefox, you can also do a manual refresh by creating a new profile. See instructions on how to create a new profile.