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Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Than… (funda kabanzi)

Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Thanks.

Asked by pennypincher 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox messages keep popping up about video codecs

I just installed firefox on a linux machine, and spontaniously, I keep getting a message pop up toward the top of the screen saying: "To play videos, you may need to inst… (funda kabanzi)

I just installed firefox on a linux machine, and spontaniously, I keep getting a message pop up toward the top of the screen saying: "To play videos, you may need to install the video codecs".

This occurs when I am not even trying to play videos. I can play youtube videos fine. I don't need to install anything. It normally occurs when I am checking my outlook email, but can happen at any time.

So my question is, how do I stop this message from coming up? Prefereably WITHOUT installing some codec that I do not currently need.

Another message that comes up is an offer to install an outlook extension to my browser, but this is triggered by opening outlook email. I have no need for this either, so it would be nice to get rid if this message popping up as well.

Thanks

Asked by Mr. Question 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't make WikiSpecies list display reddish "unused" color

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer. When I … (funda kabanzi)

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer.

When I view a WikiSpecies list of file names (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pentatominae), the instances which have been installed but never used should be in a different (reddish) color. I am attaching an image of a page containing a file named "Abadia" (first one on the left, just under "A") which is unused. I also am attaching an empty "Creating Abadia" which is the result of clicking on "Abadia".

Please tell me how to change the image of an unused, empty file. I recall that there were two different choices SOMEWHERE in the system, "Always" and "Never" I think: One of them forces a system-level color pattern which includes reddish unused items; the other allows the used to program arbitrary displays such as the above (typical example from the dconf editor is 'bg_color: #f0f1f2; selected_bg_color: #023C88', but this editor does not change the appearance of a file instance.

Asked by jwill 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox is not applying userChrome.css

Hello, so I am not very experienced and recently discovered how to customize Fire Fox using the userChrome.css file. I went through all of the steps that are required in … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, so I am not very experienced and recently discovered how to customize Fire Fox using the userChrome.css file. I went through all of the steps that are required in order to do this. I set up a folder called chrome in the directory /Users/my name/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/x1oheo82.default-release To test if it works I wrote this into the userChrome.css file: @namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

  1. TabsToolbar{ background-color: #FF0000 !important }

and set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true After restarting Fire Fox I saw that nothing changed. I double checked if there was a hidden file extension or if I might be in the wrong directory. I tried different code to see if there was some error in the code but nothing changed. I watched countless tutorials on You Tube and tried to find answers on google but nothing that I did seemed to help. I don't know if it has something to do with the operating system I am running or if it is a limitation of my computer hardware (I am running Fire Fox on an m1 mac).

Asked by Arihx 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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In Firefox 99.0.1 I can't find how to enable the Title Bar. I'm experimenting with the Window Titler add-on.

The instructions for the Window Titler icon suggest to turn on the Title Bar (with the Firefox icon, usually shows title of active tab, but would presumably show the Wind… (funda kabanzi)

The instructions for the Window Titler icon suggest to turn on the Title Bar (with the Firefox icon, usually shows title of active tab, but would presumably show the Window Title if one was assigned). I can't find how to turn it on in version 99.0.1. It's not where the instructions for Window Titler said to look (managing the Menu bar or the Bookmarks bar). Any suggestions?

Would love for this feature (named windows) to become a normal part of Firefox. I wouldn't mind having the Title Bar anyway; at the cost of a few pixels, I would have something to grab onto when moving windows around that wouldn't accidentally do something to a tab.

Asked by lake44me 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 unyaka odlule

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how to avoid the graying of most of the url in the location bar?

In the location bar (aka url bar aka address bar), the base domain name ("example.com") is displayed as normal text, whereas everything else in the url is displayed in gr… (funda kabanzi)

In the location bar (aka url bar aka address bar), the base domain name ("example.com") is displayed as normal text, whereas everything else in the url is displayed in gray. For example, if the displayed url is https://foo.example.com/bar, the "https://foo." and "/bar" are in gray.

Is it possible to get the whole url displayed as normal text, i.e., black, and avoid this "graying out" of some of it?

In my searches so far, I've found various other customizations for the location bar via userChrome.css, but not this one. Any help appreciated.

I'm using firefox 91.8.0esr (64-bit) as currently packaged for centos7 (x86_64), though presumably this is not system-dependent.

Asked by karlberry 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by MarkRH 1 unyaka odlule

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Customize shortcut boxes on homepage

The background on the homepage link shortcut boxes keeps reverting to black and text underneath to white on my off-white background when a new version loads. I've used C… (funda kabanzi)

The background on the homepage link shortcut boxes keeps reverting to black and text underneath to white on my off-white background when a new version loads. I've used Colors to customize the look of my firefox but can't find any control for that. Once a new version kept the boxes white and the text black but now it's back to black again. Where is the control to fix this?

Asked by webmouse 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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"Site isolation" seems to make me click the back button multiple times on pages with embedded YouTube videos

I am currently creating a website in WordPress. It has many embedded YouTube videos. On pages with embedded YouTube videos, in order to go back to the previous page, I … (funda kabanzi)

I am currently creating a website in WordPress. It has many embedded YouTube videos.

On pages with embedded YouTube videos, in order to go back to the previous page, I have to click the Back button multiple times. If I right-click on the back button, I see that the page I am currently on has been listed multiple times.

Many other support questions list this issue. I have found that if I disable "Site Isolation" (URL about:config -> set fission.autostart to false -> restart Firefox), the issue goes away.

I am interested, however, in the user experience for those who will go to my site. Is there anything I can do so that "Site Isolation" does not cause this problem?

Thanks, Jeff

Asked by jpawlick4 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jpawlick4 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 100.0 - "Forced" dark mode

As from v100.0, Firefox allows users to "set their preferred color schemes for websites". Ironically, this does not addresses complaints from users, including me, who wi… (funda kabanzi)

As from v100.0, Firefox allows users to "set their preferred color schemes for websites".

Ironically, this does not addresses complaints from users, including me, who wish for a consistent Light theme all across Firefox.

Even if "Web site appearance" is set as Light, the following still remain dark:

  • Background of main drop-down menu (Containing "Sync and save data", "New tab", "Print", "Settings", etc)
  • Background of right-click menu (Containing the refresh icon, "Save page as", "View page source", etc)
  • Background of "Please enter primary password" menu
  • Background of auto-filled user name and password menus
  • Background of elements in a bookmark folder
  • Background of Downloads menu
  • Background of Print menu
  • Background of "Clear all history" menu
  • Background of "Find on this page" menu
  • Background of "You are about to close X tabs" warning menu
  • Colour of title bar for "About Mozilla Firefox" window, when the window is not currently active

Being able to set "browser.theme.toolbar-theme" permanently as 2 would fix all of the above, but users are still (Note: Since v96.0, when this complaint was raised) prevented from doing so. Why?

Asked by hevinroyal 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

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scroll bar gone release 100

Hi, With the newest release 100 my scroll bar has changed. Its now some itty bitty thin cant find unless you hover out it thing. I want the regular wide colored scroll b… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, With the newest release 100 my scroll bar has changed. Its now some itty bitty thin cant find unless you hover out it thing. I want the regular wide colored scroll bar I had. Is there a way to change it back?

Thank you

Asked by needyahoo 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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the history tab in the menu bar

I've noticed for some time now that when I access the history tab and see what there, there is nothing in it. In the past when I accessed it, it would show the sites I ha… (funda kabanzi)

I've noticed for some time now that when I access the history tab and see what there, there is nothing in it. In the past when I accessed it, it would show the sites I had visited. Not any longer. How do I fix the problem?

Asked by sciencemagic 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by HKSim 1 unyaka odlule

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Removing GUI Areas

I have uploaded a pic of this IceDragon Firefox treatment, I want Highlights to start open and the word and menu access area there not be present, also I want the Open Me… (funda kabanzi)

I have uploaded a pic of this IceDragon Firefox treatment, I want Highlights to start open and the word and menu access area there not be present, also I want the Open Menu dots on the right to not be there, also the superfluous gear still further on the right I want gone, thanks.

Asked by Moe Zilla 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Moe Zilla 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 100, Menus (Bookmarks etc) and PopUps Text changed color

Hello, Firefox just updated to v100. However, my menus (e.g., bookmarks, tools, history etc) and popups text has become black, having previously been white. The Menu Ba… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

Firefox just updated to v100.

However, my menus (e.g., bookmarks, tools, history etc) and popups text has become black, having previously been white. The Menu Bar and Tabs text are still white.

How do I get the White text back on menus and popups please?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

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can't select how to handle filetypes

Hey, I can't add new filetypes to the handlers.json Who had this before? I have already reset Firefox, deleted handlers.json, used safe mode... all without success For ex… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, I can't add new filetypes to the handlers.json Who had this before? I have already reset Firefox, deleted handlers.json, used safe mode... all without success For example, when I click on a ZIP file, the "save as" menu opens immediately. In the FF settings this filetype does not appear. So I can't define how to handle new files. I have also tried the addon "Content-Type Fixer Content-Type Fixer".

Asked by tylonhh+firefoxsnyc 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 unyaka odlule

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Dark Mode and Dark Themes have white text on a white background in the address bar

It seems since Firefox 100 the address bar has taken to being white-on-white, making it nearly impossible to read. There isn't any issues with light themes. It doesn't ma… (funda kabanzi)

It seems since Firefox 100 the address bar has taken to being white-on-white, making it nearly impossible to read. There isn't any issues with light themes. It doesn't matter if I change the Windows 10 default app mode to light or dark. Light themes have black text on white background, but dark themes have white text on white background. Any ideas?

Asked by MonsieurJambon 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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The font of the menu and sans-serif is stuck on Liberation Mono.

I have set the Noto family of fonts to be the default font family but websites that don't specify a font or specify sans-serif or monospace get Liberation Mono. When I ch… (funda kabanzi)

I have set the Noto family of fonts to be the default font family but websites that don't specify a font or specify sans-serif or monospace get Liberation Mono. When I changed any option in the fonts settings, the entire browser becomes Liberation Mono. I want Noto Sans be the default font for websites and for the Firefox UI. I tried to fix it by preforming a Firefox Refresh, but it didn't work. I think the problem began after upgrading to Firefox 100 but I'm no 100% sure.

Asked by max 1 unyaka odlule

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After Firefox Update to 100.0, the Theme that I created (JOHN - Light Grey) stopped working properly

Hello dear volunteers (followers), After Firefox Update to 100.0, the Theme that I created (JOHN - Light Grey) stopped working properly. More Specific all drop-down and … (funda kabanzi)

Hello dear volunteers (followers),

After Firefox Update to 100.0, the Theme that I created (JOHN - Light Grey) stopped working properly. More Specific all drop-down and pull-down menus have been transformed to a "white" background color, overcoming the initial created one, which was "dark gray".

So I tried to revise (update) my "Theme". But this became impossible.

In Developer Hub, in Theme Generator there was a (pink) frame warning "the following manifest properties that your most recent version upload used in it's manifest are unsupported in this wizard and will be ignored: properties popup popup_text tab_loading So I couldn't edit the theme and even more I can't finish and save any changes. Well, Is there any skilled user to give me a hand ? I would appreciate too much any piece of advice ...

Herewith I attache relevant screenshots.

Thank you in advanced

JOHN HATZITOLIOS'

Asked by rogergr311049 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Prevent number of unread GMail messages from being displayed in Firefox tab

I would like to stop the default behavior of firefox displaying in the tab that contains my GMail how many unread GMail messages there are -- in other words to delete "(9… (funda kabanzi)

I would like to stop the default behavior of firefox displaying in the tab that contains my GMail how many unread GMail messages there are -- in other words to delete "(9)" from the attached photo and never have the count displayed -- if it could instead simply say "Inbox - xxx@gmail.com"

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Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule