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Reverting Search Panel behavior in URL/Address Bar

With Firefox 83, the following change occurred: Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel [in the address bar] now enters search mode for that engine… (funda kabanzi)

With Firefox 83, the following change occurred:

  • Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel [in the address bar] now enters search mode for that engine, allowing you to see suggestions (if available) for your search terms. The old behavior (immediately performing a search) is available with a shift-click.

I don't find this very useful since I have disabled search suggestions and would much rather have the old behavior of immediately performing a search when clicking the icon of my designed engine or site. My question is how do I disable the new change, and how do I re-enable the immediate search as default behavior so as to not have to shift-click for this?

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Asked by John_Fox 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Preferances set wrong and I can not find to change

Hi, I have FF 85, there is some setting that doesn't allow a new tab to open, without me having to give permission each time (another step and a time waster). Everything … (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I have FF 85, there is some setting that doesn't allow a new tab to open, without me having to give permission each time (another step and a time waster). Everything I have found, tells me to go to general settings and then go to "advanced" at the bottom of the general list and to change the setting there. There is no "advanced link to click, so I can't change this damn setting. This drives me crazy, as all help tells me to "go somewhere, that is not there". Help........why is it so difficult to change this simple setting, that was probably set incorrectly at some time in the past......... Help

Asked by rubinontheroad1 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by rubinontheroad1 1 unyaka odlule

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Query to Manage to add-ons

If I add more add-ons then address bar is size small but if I remove add-ons then address bar is expand. Do anybody knows have any one extension my all add-ons will take … (funda kabanzi)

If I add more add-ons then address bar is size small but if I remove add-ons then address bar is expand. Do anybody knows have any one extension my all add-ons will take that extensions? Because I want my all add-ons will be active add-ons.


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Asked by rabinit 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by TyDraniu 1 unyaka odlule

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PR file error - Again!

Ironically, I have to use Google's Chromecast to log this question ...Because Firefox 1) Doesn't work, again, and 2) Mozilla offers zero ways to directly contact them Fo… (funda kabanzi)

Ironically, I have to use Google's Chromecast to log this question ...Because Firefox 1) Doesn't work, again, and 2) Mozilla offers zero ways to directly contact them

For the past several weeks, I constantly get error notifications: The "PR..." notice that indicated Search issues. I've read the information about it, resolve the issue for a day or two, and BOOM ...It's BACK! I do not have the time or wherewithal to continuously work to figure out and resolve poor browser coding issues. Today, I checked the "Set Defaults" option and it still doesn't work.

I'll check back in a couple weeks to see if an update has resolved the problem. Until then, I'll be 1) copying all my bookmarks (I still don't like their lousy Bookmark Mgmt process), and 2) using a different browser. Mozilla is wasting my time... They better hope I actually come back.

Users should not be expected to put up with BAD CODING for so long. At least not in the land of reality and multiple feasible browser choices.

Asked by Phil 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Version 84 Restore session not in my drop down menu. Where has it gone?

When my Firefox restarted after a Windows reboot it only restored the tabs in one window, but when I shut it down I had 2 windows open. I can't see how to restore the sec… (funda kabanzi)

When my Firefox restarted after a Windows reboot it only restored the tabs in one window, but when I shut it down I had 2 windows open. I can't see how to restore the second window, other than going through my history. Having restored 1 window, restore session is not in the drop down menu.

Asked by Gilbern 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Gilbern 1 unyaka odlule

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Mute/unmute button in each window tab disappears when there is no sound

Hi all. For years I have used Firefox browser and utilised the little audio mute/unmute buttons that sit in each tab so I can mute/unmute sound coming from a web page wit… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all. For years I have used Firefox browser and utilised the little audio mute/unmute buttons that sit in each tab so I can mute/unmute sound coming from a web page without needing to open that particular window first. Since the last FF update I have found the button only appears when there is sound coming from that webpage. Is there anyway to force the mute/unmute button to be always avaialble?

Asked by jam.gray 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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How to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W?

Hello, I am trying to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W, but there does not seem to be any options or addons for such issue. Is it possible to disable such keyboard shortc… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am trying to disable keyboard shortcut CTRL+W, but there does not seem to be any options or addons for such issue. Is it possible to disable such keyboard shortcut? Actually, I am using CTRL+W into a gaming cloud which is accessible in browser. Thanks for your attention!

Best regards, Winserity

Asked by winserity 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Increase Size of Picture-In-Picture mode?

When Picture-In-Picture mode first release, the size of the video was respective to the video's resolution, the window would increase in size the large the resolution and… (funda kabanzi)

When Picture-In-Picture mode first release, the size of the video was respective to the video's resolution, the window would increase in size the large the resolution and decrease the smaller. This allowed the window to be customizable in size. Now, for me at least, every picture-in-picture video is a tiny window. Is there a way to tweak and increase the size of the video like before?

Asked by austridge 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Daniel Ebenezer 1 unyaka odlule

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Restrict Add-On to Specific Containers

So I'm loving containers. They're great. However, I wish for some of my add-ons to only be on some containers. For example, I don't mind the Honey or Amazon Shopping add-… (funda kabanzi)

So I'm loving containers. They're great. However, I wish for some of my add-ons to only be on some containers. For example, I don't mind the Honey or Amazon Shopping add-on in my Shopping Container. But I would prefer them not to be in my banking container. In reality I'd like my banking container to have almost no add-ons.

Is there a way to set add-on to container affinity?

Asked by chalbersma.12 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by TyDraniu 1 unyaka odlule

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Replacing installed extension (shortcuts?) into menu bar

I was hoping to re-order the extension icons in my menu bar but it seems like that can't be done (akin to how open tabs can just be re-ordered), so I figured the best thi… (funda kabanzi)

I was hoping to re-order the extension icons in my menu bar but it seems like that can't be done (akin to how open tabs can just be re-ordered), so I figured the best thing to do was to remove them and re-populate the menu bar with them in the desired order.

So I didn't uninstall them, but removed them from the menu bar, thinking I could then just put them back in the order I'd like, but I'm not seeing any way to re-insert their icons/shortcuts into the menu bar. Even once they're completely uninstalled and re-installed, they no longer seem to go into the menu bar as per usual, as if they've been earmarked as not belonging there regardless of a whole new re-install.

In brief: Is there any way to get the icon/shortcut for installed extensions back into the menu bar once they've been removed from there?

Thanks for your time.

Asked by reay.jespersen 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 unyaka odlule

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Duck Duck Go has been eliminated but keeps coming back

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache. I have set the ho… (funda kabanzi)

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache.

I have set the homepage to https://startpage.com (SP,) I have removed the extension Duck Duck Go (DDG.) When starting FF it opens SP, but when I click on the new tab (+) it opens DDG. The trouble-shooting information below says that DDG is Enabled, but I have removed it and the extension is not listed in the Add-Ons manager.

I have set FF > Preferences > Home > ...New Windows and Tabs > Homepage and New Windows > Custom URLs... > https://startpage.com/ ...New Tabs > Firefox Home (Default)

Why is FF reverting to DDG? Where is DDG coming from? Can I stop/disable DDG from appearing?

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Name: Firefox Version: 84.0 Build ID: 20201211215739 Distribution ID: canonical User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0 OS: Linux 5.8.0-33-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 9 09:14:40 UTC 2020 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Fission Windows: 0/1 Disabled by default Remote Processes: 10 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Missing Safe Mode: false

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... Name: DuckDuckGo Type: extension Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: ddg@search.mozilla.org ... Name: Startpage.com — Private Search Engine Type: extension Version: 1.3.0 Enabled: true ID: {20fc2e06-e3e4-4b2b-812b-ab431220cada}


Neofetch: OS: Ubuntu 20.10 x86_64 Host: N141CU Kernel: 5.8.0-33-generic Uptime: 7 mins Packages: 2313 (dpkg), 9 (snap) Shell: bash 5.0.17 Resolution: 2560x1440 DE: GNOME 3.38.1 WM: Mutter WM Theme: Yaru-dark Theme: Yaru-dark [GTK2/3] Icons: ubuntu-mono-dark [GTK2/3] Terminal: gnome-terminal CPU: Intel i7-10510U (8) @ 4.900GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics Memory: 3300MiB / 15700MiB

Asked by Quentin 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Quentin 1 unyaka odlule

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Autoplay but just block the video and keep the Volume slider the same across tabs?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this nor am I sure that this isn't just one of my many installed extensions being wonky -- but is there a way to keep the… (funda kabanzi)

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this nor am I sure that this isn't just one of my many installed extensions being wonky -- but is there a way to keep the volume meter at the same level across tabs? More specifically, I peruse the old.reddit.com/r/livestreamfail website and I open each thread in a new tab with the option to block the audio and video from autoplaying enabled and the volume meter is always set at 0% on every embedded clip. I wish the behavior of the video player to leave the volume slider at the percentage from the last time I manipulated the volume slider from a previous clip, that way I don't need to touch the volume slider whenever I start playing the new video. Is this the behavior of the twitch video player or is there a config setting I can change to achieve the desired behavior? Shouldn't blocking video inherently block audio too? Why does autoplay option always set the volume to 0%?

I'm on updated OpenSuse Tumbleweed with Firefox version 83.0

My firefox extensions include: Facebook Container, GNOME Shell integration, Reddit Enhancement Suite, SponsorBlock for Youtube, uBlock Origin and Weather

Asked by JDC8521 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 unyaka odlule

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Disable Firefox "Expanding/Enlarged" URL Bar

12/25/2020 Hello Mozilla Support, please advise on how to permanently disable the "expanding/enlarging" URL bar that continues to be featured with each new browser update… (funda kabanzi)

12/25/2020

Hello Mozilla Support, please advise on how to permanently disable the "expanding/enlarging" URL bar that continues to be featured with each new browser update. From previous experience, I have uninstalled/reinstalled and attempted to change the following advanced settings as seen on other threads:

Method 1: 1. about:config 2. browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus = FALSE 3. browser.urlbar.update1 = FALSE 4. browser.urlbar.update1.interventions = FALSE 5. browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips = FALSE

Method 2: 1. about:config 2. browser.urlbar.disableExtendForTests = TRUE 3. browser.urlbar.maxRichResults = 0

Neither of these methods currently seem to work and even when they have worked in the past, why does Mozilla continue to enable this feature with each new update without a simple option to disable when so many users have requested instructions on how to shut off? What is the purpose of the expanding URL bar? What does an enlarged URL bar do to benefit the search experience? Is there another reason why Mozilla keeps this feature going for every new update? It often becomes time consuming to search and figure out what the new procedure is to keep disabling, every single time an update occurs.

Please help, Thank you!

Asked by XC78 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Top sites not populating (and won't be forced to) after Firefox reinstall

I recently reinstalled Firefox (84.0, 64-bit) and I found that the Top Sites weren't populating. They also couldn't be made to hold a site with the editing tool on each s… (funda kabanzi)

I recently reinstalled Firefox (84.0, 64-bit) and I found that the Top Sites weren't populating. They also couldn't be made to hold a site with the editing tool on each square, and nothing will bookmark.

I found a previous question about this from years ago, which was solved when the questioner verified that the History wasn't being created--it was blank--and the person answering the question said something about removing the "places.sqlite database file", which would then prompt Firefox to create a new file by that name, and track history and populate the Top Sites. An article was mentioned in that solution to help walk through the process, but I didn't see any link or reference to what that article was.

That exact same issue seems to be happening for me--my Top Sites won't load, won't be made to save anything, and I have no History despite the reinstall happening a couple of days ago--and this sounds like the solution may work for me as well but I've no idea where to find it or how to execute the recommended procedure.

Would anyone know where to find that article, or if there's an updated method to tackle the issue?

Related: I have Firefox on my phone and on another computer in the house, and I'd thought they would all sync up to share the same bookmarks, etc., but that hasn't happened. Is this connected to the same issue? Meaning, once the History/Top Sites/bookmark issue is resolved, will doing a Sync actually get my Firefoxes all talking together and sharing the same bookmarks?

Thanks for your time.

Asked by reay.jespersen 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 unyaka odlule

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Panel to left of Left Panel

Hello again: I just asked the question about the panel to the left of the left panel... My reason for wanting to remove this new 'panel' is because I can not see the full… (funda kabanzi)

Hello again:

I just asked the question about the panel to the left of the left panel...

My reason for wanting to remove this new 'panel' is because I can not see the full text of my emails now unless I close the Left Panel.

I do have a wide computer monitor... never had a problem viewing my emails until FF installed the upgrade to 84.0.1.

Thanks

John R

Asked by jrudz00 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule