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Firefox View Not Enabled By Default On Update to 106 on Arch Linux

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I have recently updated to Firefox 106 on two Arch Linux systems. One of them has Firefox View enabled and working by default, another does not. I looked around and tried some options in about:config to enable it, however it did not work and I reverted the changes. I would like to enable Firefox View on this browser as well, and I would like to know how to enable it.

I have recently updated to Firefox 106 on two Arch Linux systems. One of them has Firefox View enabled and working by default, another does not. I looked around and tried some options in about:config to enable it, however it did not work and I reverted the changes. I would like to enable Firefox View on this browser as well, and I would like to know how to enable it.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

"TabsToolbar":["firefox-view-button"] would indicate that the Firefox View button should be positioned on the Tab bar.

You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

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Hi Harley, Firefox View works like a toolbar button, so it could be mixed in with the other available buttons on the Customize screen. This article will get you in there -- can you find it and drag it where you want it?

Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

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Unfortunately, it is also not there.

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Hi

Are you using the version in the Arch repo, or are you using the tarball, snap or flatpak versions that are provided by Mozilla?

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I am using the version in the Arch repo. I have it installed the same way on another PC, and Firefox View works correctly on that PC, however not on this one.

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Can you try one of the Mozilla builds? It may be the case that the maintainer of the Arch build has not included the new feature in their package.

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Well as I said the feature is enabled just fine on another Arch PC using the same package. But I can try one of mozilla's builds to see if anything changes, anyway!

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The flatpak version also does not have Firefox View for me.

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Do you have firefox-view pref on the about:config page?

  • browser.tabs.firefox-view

You can also check the browser.uiCustomization.state pref to see whether that has the firefox-view-button under the "TabsToolbar" key.

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cor-el said

Do you have firefox-view pref on the about:config page?
  • browser.tabs.firefox-view

Yes, it is there and set to true.

cor-el said

You can also check the browser.uiCustomization.state pref to see whether that has the firefox-view-button under the "TabsToolbar" key.

firefox-view-button is within that key as well.

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The JSON is hard to read, but if you work your ways backwards from "firefox-view-button" to the previous left bracket ([), which toolbar is listed to the left of it? For example:

  • "toolbar-menubar" (optional menu bar)
  • "TabsToolbar" (tabs bar)
  • "nav-bar" (main toolbar)
  • "PersonalToolbar" (Bookmarks Toolbar)
  • "widget-overflow-fixed-list" (pinned to overflow)
  • something else?

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You can try "Clear the startup cache..." via the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page.

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jscher2000 - Support Volunteer said

The JSON is hard to read, but if you work your ways backwards from "firefox-view-button" to the previous left bracket ([), which toolbar is listed to the left of it? For example:
  • "toolbar-menubar" (optional menu bar)
  • "TabsToolbar" (tabs bar)
  • "nav-bar" (main toolbar)
  • "PersonalToolbar" (Bookmarks Toolbar)
  • "widget-overflow-fixed-list" (pinned to overflow)
  • something else?

"toolbar-menubar":["menubar-items"],"TabsToolbar":["firefox-view-button","tabbrowser-tabs","new-tab-button","alltabs-button"]

cor-el said

You can try "Clear the startup cache..." via the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page.

Unfortunately, this did not work.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

"TabsToolbar":["firefox-view-button"] would indicate that the Firefox View button should be positioned on the Tab bar.

You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

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cor-el said

"TabsToolbar":["firefox-view-button"] would indicate that the Firefox View button should be positioned on the Tab bar. You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem. See "Creating a profile": If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

Creating a new profile did work. I should be able to copy the data over, so I'm going to attempt that now.

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