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Request for Implementation of Text Fragments Feature (#:~:text=) in Firefox

Dear Firefox Development Team, I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to request the implementation of a feature in Firefox that I believe would greatly enhanc… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Firefox Development Team,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to request the implementation of a feature in Firefox that I believe would greatly enhance user experience and accessibility on the web. Specifically, I am referring to the text fragment feature (#:~:text=) that is currently supported in browsers based on the Chromium engine, such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

The text fragment feature allows users to link directly to specific pieces of text within a webpage, facilitating more precise navigation and making it easier to reference exact portions of content. This is particularly useful for academic citations, sharing specific excerpts from lengthy articles, and improving overall user interaction with web content.

For example, a URL formatted as https://example.com#:~:text=desired%20text%20fragment directs users not just to the page, but to the exact location of the specified text, highlighting it for easy identification. This can save users significant time and improve the efficiency of information retrieval.

Given Firefox's commitment to innovation and user-centric design, I believe that integrating this feature would be a valuable addition. It would not only bring Firefox in line with other major browsers in terms of functionality but also enhance its appeal to users who rely on this precise method of navigation.

I hope you will consider this suggestion and look forward to potentially seeing this feature in a future release of Firefox.

Thank you for your continued dedication to improving the Firefox browser.

Best regards, Grey Ronin

Ps. Sorry, but due to lack of time and somewhat poor English skills this message was generated by AI.

Asked by Grey Ronin 3 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 amahora adlule

Change in Tab Behavior

It seems firefox has changed the behavior of tabs. When I go to open a closed tab, I see a list of all the tabs that have been closed from every window. I want to restore… (funda kabanzi)

It seems firefox has changed the behavior of tabs. When I go to open a closed tab, I see a list of all the tabs that have been closed from every window. I want to restore the previous behavior where "recently closed tabs" only shows the tabs that were closed in the current window. I saw some about:config settings, but I'm not sure what they do and I don't want to end up losing the tab history all together.

Thanks

Asked by sugarcookie 10 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 9 amahora adlule

No voice input support

Hello Firefox community, I'm not sure if this is an issue or a suggestion. The thing is, I bought a chatbot which supports voice input. Every Chromium browser displays t… (funda kabanzi)

Hello Firefox community,

I'm not sure if this is an issue or a suggestion. The thing is, I bought a chatbot which supports voice input. Every Chromium browser displays the respective input icon and works great. Sadly, Firefox, my favorite browser and the one I use to promote, won't even display this icon.

I just wanted to comment about this because it makes me sad.

Firefox: https://snipboard.io/VjuR5F.jpg

All the rest: https://snipboard.io/lnaNXi.jpg

Asked by CarlosTorch 17 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 9 amahora adlule

Outdated version Firefox

Get message saying using an outdated version of Firefox even though I have upgraded every time one available. Message is trying to force me into setting up a new profile… (funda kabanzi)

Get message saying using an outdated version of Firefox even though I have upgraded every time one available. Message is trying to force me into setting up a new profile.

Asked by grtalley 18 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 amahora adlule

NO Options in menu.

Over and over, when trying to get help from firefox, I am told to go to Options in the three bar menu. There is NO options on the menu. Using Windows 10 pro All programs… (funda kabanzi)

Over and over, when trying to get help from firefox, I am told to go to Options in the three bar menu. There is NO options on the menu. Using Windows 10 pro All programs updated. NEVER had "Options" on the Firefox menu - NEVER!!! Told to go to General and turn off Hardware acceleration. NO SUCH choice exists in the General heading under the Settings.

What Universe am I in?????

Asked by fryque 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by BrendaC 17 amahora adlule

Problem with search results

Hi Support Team, Hope you are doing well. Do you have any issues with the service as I see from https://downdetector.pl/status/duckduckgo/ 144 was reported? If you can j… (funda kabanzi)

Hi Support Team, Hope you are doing well. Do you have any issues with the service as I see from https://downdetector.pl/status/duckduckgo/ 144 was reported?

If you can just email me about reason if there was any malicious activities I happy to help.

Thanks RO

Asked by ronoc2020 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by James 18 amahora adlule

Problem on mobiles (apple and Android) and PC (Windows)

When we enter a search query on mobiles or on PC using Firefox we get:- There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again. This started happening today… (funda kabanzi)

When we enter a search query on mobiles or on PC using Firefox we get:-

There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.

This started happening today at about 10:45 (BST+2) Using Safari or the Galaxy search engine or using Chrome on the PC works fine.

At first we thought it might be a local problem so we re-booted our router - no result. We re-set Firefox on the PC - no result (anyway it is generalised).

Curiously WhatsApp is still connected (had to re-connect after re-set). So what is going on please?

Jon

Asked by mouson 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by James 18 amahora adlule

DuckDuckGo Search not working any more ... on Firefox 126.0 ... the next day!

## Premise ## I only ask a question after I thoroughly and at my best knowledge tried various ways and also what I found in these forums an others. This is another weird … (funda kabanzi)

## Premise ## I only ask a question after I thoroughly and at my best knowledge tried various ways and also what I found in these forums an others. This is another weird one for me.

Firefox 126.0 on a Windows 10 22H2

Hi I have been using Firefox maybe for 20 years... and I noticed in the last possibly 5 years has started to have problems after problems. More like bothers and I am not the only one!

Problems with YouTube videos either not loading properly or no audio and so on, tamed down at present! At some point I stopped using it years ago, then got back to it, but since I did a series of different things/work via browsers, I now have some others set to do one task/work.

Firefox is not only the ;standard browser for 'browsing' and basic shopping.

Anyway, this time from yesterday, DuckDuckGo Search not working any more.

There have not been any Windows or Security updates yesterday.

Any other search add-on works fine, but DuckDuckGo.

What I did:

1. Restarted browser - the obvious one 2. I do not really need to clear Cookies as I use an add on that does it for me as soon as I close a tab or browser 3. Downloaded 126.0 and re-installed it on top 4. No new add-ons were installed, but IU also re-started with all add-ons off 5. Cleared history - everything 6. Internet is fine, reset it - just in case, but also tested on other devices and DuckDuckGo works fine 7. My security is not blocking anything

Has Firefox 126.0 had an heart attack overnight, meaning there is a bug that comes out in certain conditions?

I just get from DuckDuckGo: There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.

Any other Search work, even the less known such as Qwant and Mojeek. No idea. I wasted so much time... again.

Thank you M

PS I may have missed other things I did try and I may amend this post or add posts, if I cannot edit.

Asked by Mozzed 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by James 18 amahora adlule

DuckDuck Go extension not finding searches in Firefox

Had an update for Firefox happen last night and now the Duck Duck Go extension will not work. Just goes search not found? Here is the error - There was an error displayi… (funda kabanzi)

Had an update for Firefox happen last night and now the Duck Duck Go extension will not work. Just goes search not found?

Here is the error - There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again. When I turn off the extension Firefox runs fine.

I had turned off the extension first and turned back on same issue. Removed extension and reloaded same issue. Restarted router same issue. I have uninstalled Firefox and then reloaded same issue with Duck. Duck Duck Go works in my Edge browser

Asked by Mark Lange 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by James 18 amahora adlule

having issues with weird codes showing up on certain web pages

when i go to my amazon vendor central account i cannot access purchase orders. i get to a blank page that has this code on it: '),t.close()}(); no idea what that is or… (funda kabanzi)

when i go to my amazon vendor central account i cannot access purchase orders. i get to a blank page that has this code on it:

'),t.close()}();

no idea what that is or why it is happening. then when i go to geminisound.com i keep seeing this in the top part of the website:

"); } else { win._boomrl = function() { bootstrap(); }; if (win.addEventListener) { win.addEventListener("load", win._boomrl, false); } else if (win.attachEvent) { win.attachEvent("onload", win._boomrl); } } doc.close(); } var link = document.createElement("link"); if (link.relList && typeof link.relList.supports === "function" && link.relList.supports("preload") && ("as" in link)) { window.BOOMR.snippetMethod = "p"; link.href = window.BOOMR.url; link.rel = "preload"; link.as = "script"; link.addEventListener("load", promote); link.addEventListener("error", function() { iframeLoader(true); }); setTimeout(function() { if (!promoted) { iframeLoader(true); } }, LOADER_TIMEOUT); BOOMR_lstart = new Date().getTime(); parentNode.appendChild(link); } else { iframeLoader(false); } function boomerangSaveLoadTime(e) { window.BOOMR_onload = (e && e.timeStamp) || new Date().getTime(); } if (window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener("load", boomerangSaveLoadTime, false); } else if (window.attachEvent) { window.attachEvent("onload", boomerangSaveLoadTime); } if (document.addEventListener) { document.addEventListener("onBoomerangLoaded", function(e) { e.detail.BOOMR.init({ ResourceTiming: { enabled: true, trackedResourceTypes: ["script", "img", "css"] }, }); e.detail.BOOMR.t_end = new Date().getTime(); }); } else if (document.attachEvent) { document.attachEvent("onpropertychange", function(e) { if (!e) e=event; if (e.propertyName === "onBoomerangLoaded") { e.detail.BOOMR.init({ ResourceTiming: { enabled: true, trackedResourceTypes: ["script", "img", "css"] }, }); e.detail.BOOMR.t_end = new Date().getTime(); } }); } })();

please help.

Asked by isaac.cabasso 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Images Broken on Firefox but Fine on Other Browsers

I'm experiencing an issue, when I visit this website in Firefox, some images appear broken, but they display perfectly in other browsers. Has anyone else encountered this… (funda kabanzi)

I'm experiencing an issue, when I visit this website in Firefox, some images appear broken, but they display perfectly in other browsers. Has anyone else encountered this problem or have any suggestions on how to fix it?

Asked by Atif 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule