I really hate the New Firefox. Add ons no longer work that I use and there are no replacements. Roll back is a security problem. Time to move on to new browser?
Are you folks planning to rollback to a version that looks and functions like pre version 57? What about the add ons that no longer function? Are you giving up on all th…
Are you folks planning to rollback to a version that looks and functions like pre version 57? What about the add ons that no longer function? Are you giving up on all these folks who detest the changes? I am about to give up on Firefox. The rolled back version is becoming increasingly unusable and is of course a security problem. Can't stay back, hate the move forward, I guess the time has come to move on.
Is there a way to stop the address bar from being revealed when the mouse reaches the top of the screen while in fullscreen mode? I find this feature to be more of an ann…
Is there a way to stop the address bar from being revealed when the mouse reaches the top of the screen while in fullscreen mode? I find this feature to be more of an annoyance than actually helpful as 90% of the time I trigger it on accident. It is exceedingly annoying when I trigger this while using Roll20 as it causes the camera to pan to the top left corner of the map I am on (see imgur link for example, gif was too large for upload).
I already know that you can right click the address bar while in fullscreen and select "Hide Toolbars" which will prevent it from retracting, but this is not a good solution because the toolbar uses more screen real estate than my windows taskbar does. Any additional help with my issue is greatly appreciated.
To simply rephrase the title, how does one set the fallback text encoding to UTF-8 in Firefox? Before you rush with an answer, please take a moment to consider what the q…
To simply rephrase the title, how does one set the fallback text encoding to UTF-8 in Firefox?
Before you rush with an answer, please take a moment to consider what the question *really* is about. I have traced this question being asked multiple times. Each time it's eventually not answered because, invariably, someone deflects the thread with an answer that does not directly address the concern, probably because the author of the reply misunderstood the question. It's usually not a wrong answer, it's just an answer to another question that may or may not be related to this one. So please, if there is no answer, let it at least stick out so that someone in the know is aware that in 2018 we still have this problem. It's not a huge problem, it's more of an annoyance, one that should be easy to fix, but hasn't maybe because someone has not picked up on the nuances between the need of the end user and the UX goals. It's especially important because it does not make sense that a modern browser would only accept legacy encodings as default. It thus sorely looks like an oversight.
First, a definition. A *user selected* default text encoding as it is understood here is a *valid* encoding that Firefox should revert to after all its attempt at automatic detection and whatnot have failed. I emphasize on the fact that "user selected" effectively means the opposite of "automatic detection". It's about what should happen when the latter has completely failed.
The only choices currently given when trying to set a fallback text encoding in Firefox are all legacy encodings. I'm running FF 57.0.1 on Ubuntu. You can access the menu from *Edit > Preference > Font & Colors > Advanced > Text Encoding For Legacy Content > Fallback Text Encoding*. There's also one option that supposedly instructs the browser to rely on the "Default For Current Locale", I'm not sure if this means the machine's locale, but if it is it certainly doesn't seem to be respected.
I have tested this by creating a small text file with a text editor (vim). I specified to encode the text in UTF-8 (which is the default for many text editors anyway). I then opened it with Firefox and Chrome. Firefox loaded it with the "Western" encoding, while Chrome accurately detected the UTF-8 encoding.
The screenshot attached shows the output respectively from Firefox, Chrome, and the locale settings.
Now, as I mentioned earlier the typical answers have been unhelpful. I'm providing here some examples and explain why they're off the mark. At first they seem to address the question, but if you pay attention you realize that they're in fact answering other, somewhat related, questions:
- "Go to View, select Text-Encoding and pick Unicode". This answer is unhelpful because it instructs me on how to manually choose the encoding. What I want is for Firefox to just pick UTF-8 when it can't figure out what to do.
- "If the document headers do not specify the encoding then the browser has no way to know what encoding to choose". Exactly, but this question is not about how to tell the browser through document headers and meta (automatic detection). It's about instructing it on how to work with documents that have none of that info (user selected default). There's a *user selectable* list of possible encodings it can fallback to in such situations. I want UTF-8 added to that list. How do I do that?
- "Normally the http server sends headers to indicate the encoding". Again, when there are no servers, there are no headers. If Firefox is sent to "file:///" it will eventually wonder what the encoding is. At that specific point, I want it to just remember my previously *user selected* and valid UTF-8 choice.
- "Set the BOM on the file". This is just another way of talking about automatic detection, headers and meta. What I want is specifically about Firefox's behavior when it can't automatically figure out where that info is. I just want it to revert to the *user selected* default encoding that I tell it to, which for me would be UTF-8 if it was added to the list.
I am using a computer that I do not have administrator previlege. Google input tool is a great extension for typing non-English that I cannot miss in Google Chrome browse…
I am using a computer that I do not have administrator previlege. Google input tool is a great extension for typing non-English that I cannot miss in Google Chrome browser. Is is possible to develop a similar add-on for firefox or transplant it into firefox?
I use Firefox' short cuts a lot, especially ctrl+w to close the current tab. However it happens every sometimes that I additionally press shift making Firefox close all t…
I use Firefox' short cuts a lot, especially ctrl+w to close the current tab. However it happens every sometimes that I additionally press shift making Firefox close all tabs. As this is very annoying (and because I never used ctrl+shift+w deliberately) I want to deactivate this short cut. Is there any way I can achieve that?
I need to configure Firefox in an enterprise environment. Other that using 3rd part group policy templates which I do not want to do, the only option I have found to lock…
I need to configure Firefox in an enterprise environment. Other that using 3rd part group policy templates which I do not want to do, the only option I have found to lock it down is using preference files. This will lock down Firefox but I need a way to stop an admin user from manually editing the configuration files.
I thought of using a group policy preference to copy the preference files on every GP refresh but it can take up to 90 minutes for the policy to apply. Is there a better way to lock down the files themselves?
I have a set of pages I regularly visit on which I like to know what has changed since I last visited the site. The set of tabs are always in the last browser window I c…
I have a set of pages I regularly visit on which I like to know what has changed since I last visited the site. The set of tabs are always in the last browser window I close and open exactly as I left them when I run Firefox again. I acheived this by using..
about:config > accessibility.blockautorefresh = true
which achieves exactly what I need, thank you; pages (tabs) do not refresh (reload?) until I hit F5.
However, if I open a second Firefox window and select a page I have visited previously (e.g. my homepage BBC Radio 4 Extra), it now refreshes to a 'live' state even though I (as above) don't want it to. It did not always do this.
I do not (think I) remove web page content when I close Firefox; I certainly don't do it manually and indeed, if I did, my favourites set would load their current 'live' content.
Can you help please?
Windows 7 - Firefox v57.0.4 64bit I'm a computer programmer and work for a corporation that requires Firefox to utilize a proxy URL that is pointing to a proxy auto-conf…
Windows 7 - Firefox v57.0.4 64bit I'm a computer programmer and work for a corporation that requires Firefox to utilize a proxy URL that is pointing to a proxy auto-config (PAC) file URL. My job requires me to often switch FF to use, and then to not use, the pac proxy. With FF prior to Quantum, this was not an issue as there were multiple add-ons that handled this for me with a single click. The add-on developers tell me that there is no Quantum API provided by FF to allow them to develop one-click solutions that work with .pac files.
In a nutshell, I need to be able to dynamically switch to and from a proxy URL pointing to a .pac file in one click, without going thru menus.
Can you tell how to do this within FF, or alternatively, provide FF profile and properties information as to where the menu-driven proxy information is stored so that maybe I can write a local program that will do the switching?
I absolutely hate everything about Quantum, except that it's fast. But if I wanted a fast browser, I would have switched to Chrome years ago. I've been a loyal Firefox as…
I absolutely hate everything about Quantum, except that it's fast. But if I wanted a fast browser, I would have switched to Chrome years ago. I've been a loyal Firefox as my main browser user for years because of other things that are now just gone, and I am very disappointed. I am using the current version of Quantum on Apple OSX.
I've searched online for help about this, but all I find are very general solutions (that I already know about) or click-baity articles talking about amazingly fast Quantum is. (It's actually not: it's about the same as Chrome, which is nice, but not worth the hassle of the rest of it being messed up.) Note: I am not an inexperienced or unaware Firefox user. I do web design. I can usually figure out problems myself. Etc.
I get upset just using my computer now, and it's really not OK.
Here are some specific problems:
1. Updating to Quantum removed the add-ons. This one is obvious, and others have talked about it, but this is the main reason I've been using Firefox. You're very close to losing a user here, just for that. That's why I used Firefox, not speed of course.
2. Updating reset the URL-bar autofill and similar preferences. I realize this sounds like a minor problem, and it's beginning to get refilled by using the browser often, but it's also incredibly annoying to have to fill these in again. I didn't realize how much I relied on that until this happened, but it's very important to me. The main reason is that I have some proxies (like through my university) to access paywalled (etc.) content, so that I could have previously typed in part of a URL and then changed the ending. For example, using a DOI to look up an academic article through my university's proxy. Now that works again because I manually repeated the URL enough times that it finally started filling it in automatically again. But other similar URLs are missing.
3. I would not complain so much if this was a one-time thing, but actually if I try to launch an older version of Firefox-- I tried to see if I could still use my add-ons when needed-- then it completely resets the new version as well. So just by OPENING the older version, all of my settings are reset in Quantum too, and I have to start over again. That's ridiculous. I would also like to see the option of running both simultaneously so I could have my add-ons in one window and current browsing in another, but I understand why that might be difficult. So while I would like access to the old version, now I refuse to open that app so it doesn't break my current app.
4. The worst part, and what I'd like the most help with, is why it keeps resetting my default "open with" applications FOR MY WHOLE COMPUTER. This is just infuriating, and every time it happens I consider deleting the Firefox app. This has happened to several kinds of files, but the one that I use often is PDFs. I want to open PDFs in Preview. Not Adobe Acrobat. But since Quantum, Acrobat keeps being re-selected as the default for my whole computer. Oddly this seems to be caused mostly by using print preview (via PDF). To reset this on the computer, I go to "Get Info" for any PDF file, then manually select Preview from the menu (it has disappeared from the default dropdown menu there oddly!), then I click "Change All..." to set that for all PDF files on the computer. And it works. But once I use Firefox again, either downloading a PDF, or using print preview (via PDF), often (not every time, but at least daily) everything is reset again, and Acrobat opens instead, and then ALL PDFs on my computer are opening with Acrobat again. That is not acceptable, and I'm tired of resetting this manually. I have of course set Preview as the default application in Firefox's preferences, but that doesn't seem to actually work.
I am hoping that maybe future updates, and add-on developers catching up, will make Quantum back to what it used to be. But I want to be very clear: if not, you're losing a user, and Firefox is going to end up extinct. Breaking it to try to catch up with other browsers was a horrible idea. You won't get new users because it's fast, and you also will lose your existing users because it no longer serves a different purpose. Very bad planning!
I cannot express how much of a negative impact this has had on my experience as a Firefox user. It was not a perfect browser before, but it did what I wanted. Sometimes when I had too many tabs open it would crash, and that was frustrating, but easily fixed by restarting it. Simple. Now it's fast but doesn't do the things I want, and it's messing up the settings on my computer. One step forward, two back. And I'm seriously considering abandoning Firefox for software that doesn't automatically update to an unusable state.
Oh, and a minor point: I hate the new look too. I don't want a fancy Firefox. I want my old Firefox back (try about 20 versions ago), rather than the constant tinkering to try to make it look cool. I find it invasive and pointless to change how the program looks, especially when it's just cosmetic. I'll deal with this because it doesn't really matter, but I want to say I'm not impressed by this either. As I said, I hate everything about Quantum, and I think you would find many other users who are having the same gut reaction to this mistake.
Sometimes, apparently at random, Firefox decides to wipe the extension settings for all my extensions and deleting all my scripts from TamperMonkey. I haven't quite figur…
Sometimes, apparently at random, Firefox decides to wipe the extension settings for all my extensions and deleting all my scripts from TamperMonkey.
I haven't quite figured out why this happens. It happened twice this week, it happened once last month. I just got up this morning, turned on my browser and for some reason it greeted me as if I did a fresh install of my addons, requesting me to setup all the settings and all my scripts were gone, vanished as if never installed.
Why does this happen? How do I restore the addons settings (is there any backup Firefox maintains?) and how do I prevent this from repeating.
Is there a way to change the playback device that firefox uses? I am trying to set the audio from firefox to a device that is not set to default. I cannot change that dev…
Is there a way to change the playback device that firefox uses? I am trying to set the audio from firefox to a device that is not set to default. I cannot change that device to default, as it is being used by another program that requires it to be the default.
I understand that previous versions of firefox had user created add-ons to solve this problem, but they are not compatible with the newest version of firefox. The third-party solution that I have found for other apps, does not work with firefox or the other program than I am wanting to have on separate audio devices.
I updated to Firefox 57 because of the great speed and memory advantages it promised. But it BROKE virtually every plug-in I used in previous versions. Some of these were…
I updated to Firefox 57 because of the great speed and memory advantages it promised. But it BROKE virtually every plug-in I used in previous versions. Some of these were less important, but the ability to change fonts in the toolbar and especially SESSION MANAGER are very important to me. I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but V57 is simply unusable for me. V57 refused to fully load some websites as well, mostly those used by my employer that I suspect are Microsoft centric. Still, Safari manages to load them without issue. Sorry guys, but I'm on the verge of ditching Firefox, my favorite browser for more than a decade and a half!
In FF when debugging AJAX requests in the console stopped working the settings tab prntscr.com/hz4hrl What is most interesting in the Network tab, everything works prntsc…
Bonjour, Probably since an update 1 out of 2 times bookmark and menu buttons don't work after starting up. I close and reopen and everything is fine. It's annoying. I've …
Bonjour, Probably since an update 1 out of 2 times bookmark and menu buttons don't work after starting up. I close and reopen and everything is fine. It's annoying. I've tried easy suggestions -cookies -refresh -without success." Delete Firefox preference files" seem too complicated for me.
System Microsoft Surface Book i7-66000 2.6Ghz 8GB RAM 64-bit, x64 processor Win10 Pro, version 1709, build 16299.192 Firefox 57.0.4 64-bit LastPass Version: 4.2.3 Built…
Microsoft Surface Book
64-bit, x64 processor
Win10 Pro, version 1709, build 16299.192
Built: Mon Dec 04 2017 13:51:36 GMT-0500 (EST)
Binary Component: false
My objective is to enable the LastPass binary component to the FF LastPass extension. The binary component makes certain functionality, such as adding attachments to LastPass secure notes, possible.
With FF open, and from the LP "about" tab, I click the "install binary component" button. The 29MB .exe file downloads. I close FF. I run the .exe as administrator. I log in to my LP account as prompted.
The installation dialog indicates it will enable the binary component for IEX, Chrome, and FF. (Note, the LP binary extension already is operating in Chrome on my system, after I had enabled 'native messaging' in Chrome, as specified by LP documentation. It appears my attempts to enable the binary component have succeeded in Chrome, but not yet in FF).
I proceed with installation of the binary component. I disable the option to log in to LP each time the browser opens, and disable the option to keep a history of form fills. I accept the option to send error reports to LP. I accept the option to import unsecured passwords that LP has found on the computer. Installation proceeds.
. . . and then it just keeps installing. After a minute or so I get the following message: "Installation is taking longer than normal. Would you like to continue waiting?" After replying "yes," the installation procedure resumes, only to pause again after about a minute and give me the same message again. After a few "yes" replies and never getting past the warning message, I finally choose "no" and the whole installation stops.
At this point I check the LP "about" tab in FF, and the binary component indicator remains "false."
How do I break through this blockade? If I can't get get FF to allow LP's binary extension to install, it's going to have be bye-bye Firefox, I'm afraid.
Can I configure Firefox so that it uses my integrated GPU for hardware acceleration instead of my discrete GPU?
I often watch videos on my secondary screen (which is plugged into my integrated GPU on my Desktop PC) while I play games on my primary screen. So the idea is that I want…
I often watch videos on my secondary screen (which is plugged into my integrated GPU on my Desktop PC) while I play games on my primary screen. So the idea is that I want to relieve my discrete GPU (a GTX960) by using the integrated GPU (Intel HD4600) for things like Youtube, Twitch or Amazon prime videoplayback. Can I configure firefox (in the about:config or otherwise) so that it uses the integrated GPU for hardware acceleration instead of my discrete one?
Before the recent update to Responsive Design Mode, when you opened it, it would remember the previous dimensions you used. Now, it always defaults to the tiny 320x480 (…
Before the recent update to Responsive Design Mode, when you opened it, it would remember the previous dimensions you used. Now, it always defaults to the tiny 320x480 (which isn't even a common device size anymore). It is REALLY painful when I am trying to tweak a specific breakpoint and have to reset the window every time I open RDM. I love FF and RDM, but I have to say this issue is becoming a dealbreaker for me. I really need to be able to quickly switch between fullscreen and RDM at a specific breakpoint. Is there anything I can do to disable the default? Thanks!
When I use Firefox Quantum in tablet mode and use either my finger or stylus to try and select text, all that happens is that the page gets dragged/scrolled. This is a ne…
When I use Firefox Quantum in tablet mode and use either my finger or stylus to try and select text, all that happens is that the page gets dragged/scrolled. This is a new problem. Pre-Firefox Quantum builds allowed me to select text with either my finger or stylus. Text selection via mouse and trackpad do work however.
I am using the new tab feature, with a search box and the top sites. I want the search box to have the focus when the new tab opens. Is there a setting to do that? Can it…
I am using the new tab feature, with a search box and the top sites. I want the search box to have the focus when the new tab opens. Is there a setting to do that? Can it be added?
Firefox Downloads files into temp folder on my linux machine after updates , it does not go to Download folder which is there in settings.
It started a while ago , firefox is not downloading the files in setted destination of Downloads folder , it downloads files to \tmp folder in my ubuntu machine, i tried …
It started a while ago , firefox is not downloading the files in setted destination of Downloads folder , it downloads files to \tmp folder in my ubuntu machine, i tried to change the setting and made it "Ask destination every time" , but strangely it did not even asked and again downloaded into same \tmp folder.