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 backgroun… (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 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 amahora adlule

FF only opens up for about one-third screen

Firefox will now only up with a window about one-third the size of my monitor. I cannot find any way to change it back to filling the entire screen upon opening. I don't … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox will now only up with a window about one-third the size of my monitor. I cannot find any way to change it back to filling the entire screen upon opening. I don't mean the full screen setting, just filling it top to bottom and side to side. If I hover over screen size icon, I get numerous options, but none allowing me to select wide screen.

Asked by debko900 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jamjak102 16 amahora adlule

Firefox 96.01 blocks access to popmoney on my credit union's website.

Firefox 96.01 seems to be blocking access to popmoney through my credit union's website. The error message states that I must allow third-party cookies, but Firefox 96 do… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 96.01 seems to be blocking access to popmoney through my credit union's website. The error message states that I must allow third-party cookies, but Firefox 96 doesn't have an option to specifically enable/disable third-party cookies. I can do this easily on Microsoft Edge, so I have to fall back on Edge in order to use popmoney.

Copy of error message:

"We're sorry for this error. In order to use this service, your internet browser must accept third-party cookies. Please refer to your browser's online help for enabling cookies in your system. Please try again after you enable the cookies."

Asked by scotsman2 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 17 amahora adlule

Firefox stays on Window mode

So every time I open Firefox, it starts at Windowed mode, not in full screen mode. Right clicking the shortcut to select maximized in the Run section does not work for me… (funda kabanzi)

So every time I open Firefox, it starts at Windowed mode, not in full screen mode. Right clicking the shortcut to select maximized in the Run section does not work for me. I would have to double click the top bar every time to get it to be full screen.

Asked by Sauceman64 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Mark D 6 amahora adlule

videos on YouTube do not play

After updating the browser, videos on YouTube do not play. Video pages load, timecodes are visible, comments are loaded, but videos itself do not play. Everything works c… (funda kabanzi)

After updating the browser, videos on YouTube do not play. Video pages load, timecodes are visible, comments are loaded, but videos itself do not play. Everything works correctly in other browsers. Temporary files and cache were cleared - that didn't help

Asked by 6051261 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 amahora adlule

Can't access a site using firefox

I used to have 'Word Hippo' (an on-line thesaurus which I use daily) in my bookmarks, but it has gone and I can't access it on Firefox to re-install it. It is accessible … (funda kabanzi)

I used to have 'Word Hippo' (an on-line thesaurus which I use daily) in my bookmarks, but it has gone and I can't access it on Firefox to re-install it. It is accessible on Chrome but not on Firefox which seem strange, and understandably it won't transfer from there into Firefox Bookmarks.

Asked by Pooh Bear 14 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

Firefox on Win 11 laptop won't load home page, won't search or even open

Hi all, this issue has existed for awhile with me. On previous computers I had to use Chrome over Firefox because sometimes this issue occurs. I won't get error messages,… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all, this issue has existed for awhile with me. On previous computers I had to use Chrome over Firefox because sometimes this issue occurs. I won't get error messages, or any freezing. The browser will open but after that the issues arise. My home page shortcuts won't appear. It will be a blank tab and that is it. If I press any of my shortcuts on the toolbar, or even search anything it will load and load and load. But won't ever crash, have an error or anything. Just a continuous load. Some times it will just open a new blank tab and do nothing. Then after closing Firefox through task manager, the browser won't even open. If it does, the same thing happens. This will happen randomly and quite often. Right now I am on Firefox after having to 'refresh' the browser in the settings and it started up but immediately the websites wouldn't load nor the home page favourite websites. I spammed the websites, opened about 20 tabs of different websites and eventually ONE of those tabs load. I honestly cant find any articles relating to this issue. Edge and Chrome work flawlessly but for some reason Firefox will throw in this issue for me. I prefer this browser over the other two but I have had to use Edge to find support when Firefox wouldn't work.

I am currently on Win 11 Dell XPS 13 and have reinstalled Firefox numerous times.

Any help will be appreciated.

Asked by dominicsisa 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

Black Screen

When I log into an account on browser it opens a black screen with no further action and I am not able to access website information. Just a black page with no functions… (funda kabanzi)

When I log into an account on browser it opens a black screen with no further action and I am not able to access website information. Just a black page with no functions.

Asked by Alex 21 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

unable to open website on to the latest version V96

We are able to open website on previous versions older than 96. and facing below issue . The page isn’t redirecting properly. This problem can sometimes be caused by dis… (funda kabanzi)

We are able to open website on previous versions older than 96. and facing below issue .

The page isn’t redirecting properly. This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

Also we check solution and applied as per your help portal but still facing same difficulty , please help regarding this .

Asked by pritam25deshmukh 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

Netflix and Hulu still don't play.

Despite all the topics on this matter, my Firefox still does not play netflix and hulu. Do I have to go to a chromium browser? I prefer Firefox, but not enough to stay … (funda kabanzi)

Despite all the topics on this matter, my Firefox still does not play netflix and hulu. Do I have to go to a chromium browser? I prefer Firefox, but not enough to stay if I cannot stream on it.

Thanks!

Asked by birrellwalsh 13 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 8 amahora adlule

bookmarks

recent iOS update to Catalina 10.15.7 resulted in deleting Firefox entirely. Just reloaded Firefox browser (which I prefer to Safari) but none of my bookmarks survived. C… (funda kabanzi)

recent iOS update to Catalina 10.15.7 resulted in deleting Firefox entirely. Just reloaded Firefox browser (which I prefer to Safari) but none of my bookmarks survived. Can I restore them from some record of them within Firefox? or do I just have to recreate them all?

Asked by jmcveigh 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Bithiah 8 amahora adlule

popup volume meter won't go away

I disabled the popup "Firefox is playing me ..." by entering about:config in the URL bar and set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false. This worked okay. HOWEVER, the… (funda kabanzi)

I disabled the popup "Firefox is playing me ..." by entering about:config in the URL bar and set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false. This worked okay.

HOWEVER, the volume popup meter still often appear when I watch videos on youtube. It is stuck on the screen and not only is it annoying and won't go away unless I restart. Killing the browser alone does not get rid of it.

When I try to do multitasking ... whatever icon/button functions I click on ... they refuse to cooperate.

Asked by rtinsay 10 amahora adlule

Last reply by Seburo 9 amahora adlule

Text is white beyond 16384pixels in very long screenshots

When you try to screenshot a very long page, the entire page is captured but text is blank after 16384 pixels (from top of the page). Below that limit images are present … (funda kabanzi)

When you try to screenshot a very long page, the entire page is captured but text is blank after 16384 pixels (from top of the page). Below that limit images are present in the screenshot but all the text is missing.

Asked by a.v 11 amahora adlule

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 amahora adlule

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these screens. How do I change them back to white?

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these s… (funda kabanzi)

Suddenly the backgrounds to many Firefox screens - browser, history, settings - changed from white to black. This makes it very difficult for me to read whats on these screens. How do I change them back to white?

The browser screen was black and I did that "about:config" thing and toggled the "browser.proton.enabled" to False which converted the background of the browser to back to white but all the other drop down menus are still black. The bookmark toolbar menu is black, the background of the hamburger menu is black, and the "customize menu" background is black. These areas are now difficult for me to see.

When FF developers start fooling around with colors in the FF browser they need to tread lightly and be aware of all accessibility problems their users may have. Where accessibility is concerned, one size doesn't fit all. Some people have problems with white backgrounds and others, like myself, have problems reading screens with black backgrounds. One simply MUST be aware of sight problems in users.

P.S. I tried uploading photos of the black backgrounds in question but the upload wheel just kept spinning. The photo size was within accepted parameter. Also, I tried to check the box "Email me when someone answers the thread" but that wouldnt work either.

Asked by hardlaceroses 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 14 amahora adlule

Firefox extension

Good day how are you today ? i am using metamask extension. I have a question. When it is not fullscreen on right side metamask pop up like in the picture. but once i c… (funda kabanzi)

Good day how are you today ? i am using metamask extension. I have a question. When it is not fullscreen on right side metamask pop up like in the picture. but once i changed to fullscreen the metamask extension opens new window. Is it possible for it to always be like a picture regardless fullscreen or not? thank you

Asked by aivargrand11 20 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 15 amahora adlule

Is it my time to say GOODBYE to Firefox?

I have stated this issue once before after trying to find a solution by myself. My query: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363376 Whenever I boot up my lapto… (funda kabanzi)

I have stated this issue once before after trying to find a solution by myself.

My query: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1363376

Whenever I boot up my laptop, firefox starts running in the background taking up a lot of memory space and cpu utilization. I have been with ffirefox since I started using laptops which is 7-8 years back. I never thought of switching browser or finding an alternative of firefox until for some months the issue is occurring. Now I am really annoyed to open up task manager every time and close firefox which is running in the backgroud. I have seen nothing unusual in the "about:performance" tab of firefox.

Please help me to continue my journey with firefox.

Asked by senanindya21 20 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 15 amahora adlule