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Firefox 96.0 - "Forced" dark mode

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including: New tab backgro… (funda kabanzi)

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including:

  • New tab background
  • Background of any tab waiting to load a page
  • Google/Youtube background
  • Settings/add-ons/password menu backgrounds
  • Automatic username/password drop-down background
  • Background of the little box that appears on the bottom-left (the one which shows the URL when you mouse over a link)

I am unhappy with this and wish to have my usual theme back. Can anyone please assist?

(In addition, there is some sort of white border around the current tab, which I do not like)

Asked by hevinroyal 2 iminyaka edlule

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Latest Update

I updated to the latest version yesterday and now my Bookmarks ,History and a few other things have gone into Dark Mode. I really don't care for it and have tried looking… (funda kabanzi)

I updated to the latest version yesterday and now my Bookmarks ,History and a few other things have gone into Dark Mode. I really don't care for it and have tried looking into my settings but I see nothing that I can do to go back to the normal white. I am using Windows 11 on an HP All In One Desktop computer. Is there anything I can do to revert back to the way it was? Thanks for any reply.

Asked by CarolinaGirl57 2 iminyaka edlule

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Can't resolve recurring 404 error, also Firefox start up requires 'New session' every time.

2 issues. 1) Have used Firefox for years on Windows 10 on a laptop. For the last 2 months I have had great difficulty signing in to do online banking with Bank of Montr… (funda kabanzi)

2 issues. 1) Have used Firefox for years on Windows 10 on a laptop. For the last 2 months I have had great difficulty signing in to do online banking with Bank of Montreal (BMO). I get a lot of 404 error messages. Clearing the cache and history works occasionally, but not consistently. I do not have this problem when I use Chrome and I do not have this problem with any other site. This is really frustrating and inconvenient because it is so inconsistent and yet so important. 2) For the last month, every time I start Firefox I get a message telling me Firefox was unable to find previous settings and I have to select 'Start new Session' as it seems unable to restore itself otherwise. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Asked by mannlett4 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by mannlett4 1 unyaka odlule

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Dark Theme

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks Email me at [email]… (funda kabanzi)

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks

Email me at [email]@Hotmail.com.

Asked by mmathe8 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by artur6912 2 iminyaka edlule

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Getting pop-up for critical virus alert when running 96.0.3 on Win 10 Pro

I'm running 96.0.3 on a fully patched Win 10 Pro system - both O/S and programs. When Firefox is running I'm getting these pop-up error messages randomly with changing c… (funda kabanzi)

I'm running 96.0.3 on a fully patched Win 10 Pro system - both O/S and programs. When Firefox is running I'm getting these pop-up error messages randomly with changing content. They stay on screen for some seconds and then go away. Message states it's from (via) 5.back2yard.biz. I put that in my hosts file and I'm still getting them. My network is a cable modem hooked to Xfinity and then cable connected to another fully newer patched router. All addresses are 10. range. I ran both a Malwarebytes scan and a Windows Security scan - both are clean.

I'm unable to upload a small image after a hour so I'll give up on that right now.

Asked by oldserverguy 2 iminyaka edlule

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Close Tab button on left

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part… (funda kabanzi)

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part of the operating system is absolutely nuts, so why is it not easier (or even automatic?!) to place the 'close tab' button on the left when running on a Mac operating system?

I have tried the solutions recommended here – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253751 – but without any success. Maybe someone could help me understand what I am doing wrong? Better yet, maybe Mozilla could remove the need for such workarounds and implement what ought to be a standard feature?

Asked by Kit Marsden 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Walmart Site Not Working Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for pro… (funda kabanzi)

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for products but when you try to add a product to the cart nothing happens. You also can't actually go to the cart. Last time I used Walmart was a few weeks ago and everything worked fine!

Asked by brw111 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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FireFox insists on trying to Restore Previous Session even though it's OFF in settings and there's no user.js

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to bla… (funda kabanzi)

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to blame the latest FireFox version, 96, or Windows 10, 21H2. I also run Avast and MalwareBytes AVs.

Asked by dholford 2 iminyaka edlule

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Dark screen and menus

My current Theme is Dark Fox. But, previously my backgrounds and menus were all white and easy to read. Now for some reason they're black and difficult for me to deal wit… (funda kabanzi)

My current Theme is Dark Fox. But, previously my backgrounds and menus were all white and easy to read. Now for some reason they're black and difficult for me to deal with.

How do I reset to white and sync them on all my devices?

Asked by tmw46 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by kentuckywoman2 1 unyaka odlule

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Closed tabs cannot be restored

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tab… (funda kabanzi)

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tabs.

I looked at help on this topic, at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time but the instructions would not work.

When I went to the menu/history, the Recently closed tabs option was grayed out and there is no entry for Restore previous session.

Is this a change in the latest version or a bug of some kind? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 iminyaka edlule

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Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.youtube.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Since your latest so called update a few days ago, all I get is the "Secure Connection Failed - An error occurred during a connection to www.youtube.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_E… (funda kabanzi)

Since your latest so called update a few days ago, all I get is the "Secure Connection Failed - An error occurred during a connection to www.youtube.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" message when trying to open any pages. Your browser has become less useful than explorer or edge. It's the same message no matter what page is attempted to open.

Asked by cwestgcs 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by David Smith 1 unyaka odlule

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The 96.0 update has forced my background into Dark Mode

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a… (funda kabanzi)

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a setting, add on or update that can return this to normal. The theme I am using has not been updated in 2 years so I am fairly sure the update has caused this.

Asked by flippy12321207 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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unable to visit http site

Hello, I'm not sure if I chose the right topic above. I'm trying to visit a site which is still using http. But Firefox is automatically redirecting to https, where of … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I'm not sure if I chose the right topic above.

I'm trying to visit a site which is still using http. But Firefox is automatically redirecting to https, where of course it cannot resolve the site.

In settings, I have it set for "Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode". But still, Ff is redirecting.

I don't know. Maybe I should set for https only, and then enter an exception??

I have searched for a solution, but for every solution I find, when I look up how to do it, it says, before you try this, try that first. After about 5 rounds of that, I got too confused and gave up.

Oh, I also cleared the cache, but no help.

I've enabled all the extra info below. But let me know if you need any other specific info. Do you need the address of the website?

Thank you very much.

Asked by brynn2 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by brynn2 1 unyaka odlule

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New Login Issue using Firefox only

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had t… (funda kabanzi)

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had the issue before on Firefox. I am able to login using other browsers. Altra has indicated to me an update glitch involving Firefox browser. Any help?

Asked by martingaul3378 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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Insecure password warning in Firefox

I have had it with Firefox playing cop. I really have. I have a site that I visit frequently but these past two updates have now broken my ability to sign into the site a… (funda kabanzi)

I have had it with Firefox playing cop. I really have. I have a site that I visit frequently but these past two updates have now broken my ability to sign into the site at all, even in private mode. All I get is the shield and human icons with the strike-through and the error message on the user name/password field that says: This Connection Is Not Secure. Logins Entered Here Could Be Compromised. Learn More.

I've hit the escape button, tried private windows, done everything I can including resetting which was my last resort and which I hate doing, there's no more whitelist, no way to bypass anything, this is totally unacceptable that I cannot get past this. Firefox is becoming more useless to me as they try to become more and more in control of what I can and cannot do. If there is no override to this, then I have to find a different browser because it's pretty useless to use one browser for some sites and another for other sites, don't you think? So if someone has a workaround for this problem, can you please tell me what it is?

Asked by nightsmusic 2 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox and FaceBook

When I open Facebook with Firefox all of the images in the FB session are blank, and they will not open in the usual manner. Also only about 1/4 of the FB session is disp… (funda kabanzi)

When I open Facebook with Firefox all of the images in the FB session are blank, and they will not open in the usual manner. Also only about 1/4 of the FB session is displayed.

When I use Edge I have no problems at all, so I have to assume that it is FF and not my computer that is at fault.
Please advise.
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Asked by choppbobby 2 iminyaka edlule

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Can't enrol into Two-Step Authentication

Good day, Really happy to see that mozilla is tightening up security. But unfortunately, I can't enroll into Two-Step Authentication everytime I enter code it's not bein… (funda kabanzi)

Good day,

Really happy to see that mozilla is tightening up security. But unfortunately, I can't enroll into Two-Step Authentication everytime I enter code it's not being accepted. I tried multiple android apps of those codes and non of them work for me.

Because of that, I lost access to addons.mozilla.com account, because system doesn't let me in without 2step auth enabled.

Any chance I can use yubikey's intead of those auth apps? or anything else I can do?

Asked by Stas 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by nzmusiclover2192 1 unyaka odlule

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missing bar

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address … (funda kabanzi)

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address bar. for instance, mail, suddenlink, siebert, etc etc . How do i recover that?

Asked by georgebloom2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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Web pages jumping down to email input box when reloaded....me no likey

As of today, Feb 7th 2022, when I reload pages that have an email input box (to "sign up"), the page jumps down to where it can display that box as the last line displaye… (funda kabanzi)

As of today, Feb 7th 2022, when I reload pages that have an email input box (to "sign up"), the page jumps down to where it can display that box as the last line displayed (which might be at the very bottom of the page). This happens on every page that has an email i/p box, but does not happen on any that do NOT have that box.

Furthermore, if that i/p box is about halfway down the page, and I have scrolled below it, then upon reloading the page it will scroll up so that the i/p box is the very first line displayed.

The i/p box is always filled with my email addy, and I don't mind if it is not (but I can't stop it from putting it in)

Restarting the browser did not change anything.

FWIW, I do not have caret browsing activated.

Asked by brettinkat 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by brettinkat 2 iminyaka edlule