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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 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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missing print "page setup" in Mozilla v85

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF... the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It … (funda kabanzi)

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF...

the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It seems as though my settings remain in place for other printing options like my physical printer but even there the options are not editable or viewable.

There used to be a "page setup" option but I have not be able to find this anywhere anymore.

I'm assuming that it has to do with the bug fix for pdf printing but doesn't seem that it should be an intended outcome of the fix.

Any work arounds anyone knows about or has found?

Asked by Cobalt TiNor 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Restoring previous session

Hello, I need to be able to restore my previous session whenever I restart Firefox and keep myself logged in to various sites. However, the option to do that is greyed ou… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I need to be able to restore my previous session whenever I restart Firefox and keep myself logged in to various sites. However, the option to do that is greyed out. How can I do this? I've attached a picture from the Options menu. I'm using Windows 10.

Thanks.

Asked by tasman 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Form auto fill has stopped working

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" howe… (funda kabanzi)

Even though I'm in the UK I was previously able to use the form auto fill function by changing the extensions.formautofill.available preference from "detect" to "on" however I updated to Firefox 83.0 and it reverted to "detect" and I am now unable to save any changes to it becasue it has always reverted to "detect" when I restart Firefox.

Form auto fill is such a simple and useful function that really needs to be available, Chrome has had it working for years.

Asked by tim128 12 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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screenshot missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween … (funda kabanzi)

screenshot option is missing since WIN 10 20H2 update yesterday

Tried toggling true/false screenshot settings in about:config with close & reopen firefox inbetween

Asked by crmjhn 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox saves downloads in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp.

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I chang… (funda kabanzi)

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I change it so that all downloads are actually being saved in the downloads folder?

Asked by Blue_Clown 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Status bar or ANY way to view link URLs

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status ba… (funda kabanzi)

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status bar has been totally disappeared, and although there are a number of add-ons, so many of them are about other kinds of status, or only show the URL in limited circumstances, that I'm having trouble figuring out which ones offer the basic view-URL-on-hover. Does anyone have recommendations?

Even better, who can explain why it's a good idea to make it hard for users to see this absolutely vital information? If security is important then it's important to make it easy for users to see where links go before clicking on them. Full stop. And even if the web were somehow magically totally safe, people don't want to waste their time and bandwidth playing guessing games. We want to know what something is before we bother to open it up. Why is that so very hard to understand?????

Asked by fastauntie1 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Cannot cancel dark mode in Firefox windows

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dar… (funda kabanzi)

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dark mode in webpages (like Google News). It makes it really hard to read the page without reading glasses.

Is there a way to turn this off? It is really irritating.

Asked by ben-marko 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Ken 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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There is no ad-blocker. But Firefox says there is.

I'm on Win10 With Firefox 83.0. I cleared my history yesterday, and now when I try to watch video on CBS.com, I get this message: “This video is unavailable because we we… (funda kabanzi)

I'm on Win10 With Firefox 83.0. I cleared my history yesterday, and now when I try to watch video on CBS.com, I get this message: “This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Error Code: 111”. I have no ad-blocking software that I know of. Can anyone give me a clue on what to do?

Asked by Shhhh...... 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by pojoho7699 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (funda kabanzi)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Adobe Flash Player alternative/replacement for windows firefox

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox? … (funda kabanzi)

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox?

Asked by mohammadxr8808 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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userChrome.css does not seem to be getting applied.

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect. I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProf… (funda kabanzi)

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect.

I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets` to true.

Here's the full contents of the userChrome.css file: ```

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

#webrtcIndicator {
  display: none;
}

```

Asked by SirFireball 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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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 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Weird Scrolling with version 83

Good Morning Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had opene… (funda kabanzi)

Good Morning

Today I had to repair Firefox and after restarting, I felt a strange scrolling sensation, it was not the normal Firefox scrolling, I even thought I had openend the wrong browser...so I went check about:config , and found some values where changed as new default values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 200 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 50

I tought it was me the problem so I installed an older version of Firefox (80.0) in order to compare, and found a normal scrolling and those values:

general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS 400 general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS 200

I think this is a mistake from devs, if i wanted to have horrible scrolling, I could just use Edge instead of Firefox, could you please bring the original scrolling back to Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by Wolfy 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jumpnjil 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Setting My Home Page

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a ne… (funda kabanzi)

Is there a way to set a web site as my home page and not have to reset it every week or so? Also, when will we be able to choose what web site is loaded when we open a new tab?

Asked by David Puthuff 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Turn off built-in adblocker for certain sites?

I've noticed since FF has a built-in adblocker certain sites say I need to disable it to be able to submit a question, how do I do this? I'm using version 84.0.1 on 64-bi… (funda kabanzi)

I've noticed since FF has a built-in adblocker certain sites say I need to disable it to be able to submit a question, how do I do this? I'm using version 84.0.1 on 64-bit Windows Home (and made an exception for the site but I still get the error message). Thanks in advance.

Asked by HelpwithFirefox938373 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Full screen mode not working

For past few days browser fails to go into full screen mode properly. Tabs and url input section remain in sight. Screen mode is toggled with F11 or via menu bar, zoom. P… (funda kabanzi)

For past few days browser fails to go into full screen mode properly. Tabs and url input section remain in sight. Screen mode is toggled with F11 or via menu bar, zoom. Previously it was working?

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