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Firefox for android adds recently visited sites to my "shortcuts" randomly. So frustrating...

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avo… (read more)

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avoid clutter, and streamline the process of using your favorite websites, right?

I manually add three shortcuts to my "firefox home screen". Google, Google news, and another page that is hosted on my local network. That's it. I don't want recommended sites, affiliate links, suggestions, or sites from my history clogging up my very short list of favorite website shortcuts. For this reason I configured the home screen to ONLY show "Shortcuts". Sponsored shortcuts, jump back in, recent bookmarks, recently visited, and pocket are all turned OFF. Still, I sometimes get new shortcuts to other sites I have visited added to my home screen (without the pin icon) randomly. Some sites that I visit sometimes appear there....but not always. Just randomly. If I wanted to have my history appear in shortcuts I supposed I would check the option to show recently visited sites...but I don't. Why would I want shortcuts added for random sites I have visited when I could just look at my history? If every site I visit has the potential to be added to my shortcuts randomly, how does that make using shortcuts a convenience? It doesn't seem to matter what I want because Firefox just does it anyway....sometimes....

The only way to remove these random automatic shortcuts is to remove them from my history individually or clear my entire history. This means I'm constantly fighting to keep these randomly created shortcuts at bay. I don't want to necessarily remove sites from my history, I just don't want them to randomly auto appear on my manually curated list of shortcuts.

I attempted to work around this issue by using the "Add to my Home Screen" option. I could just have shortcuts on my android home screen instead of the Firefox browser home screen. Then I can turn off the shortcuts option under "customize my home screen" entirely. Unfortunately this works fine for some sites, but for others that option is replaced with "Install" instead. I assume this is meant to install the app associated with that domain. I don't want to install the Google News app or I would do so in the app store, not with my non-google web browser. That's a moot point though because tapping on "install" doesn't install anything anyway, but rather it does the same exact thing that "Add to my Home Screen" does. It adds a shortcut to my home screen. Great! Except the problem now is that when I use that home screen shortcut, all of the Firefox UI breaks (Incidentally this also happens to the Brave Browser as well). I have no address bar, no menus, no tabs. It's as if I'm looking at the Google News app instead of a page in Firefox. I do not have the Google News app installed, so I know that is not the case.

I have posted comments about this in the google play store firefox page, and even emailed developers. The only response I got was a confusing explanation that this feature was added to mirror the functionality of the desktop browser. Either I didn't explain my problem well enough or they didn't read my explanation. This is why I posting yet again in another place, and I'm trying to be very detailed in my explanation so there is no misunderstanding my issue.

I am a huge advocate for Firefox. I recommend it to everyone and I have been using it personally for decades. Before there was even a Chrome! So imagine how painful it is for me to be trying out Brave or even Samsung's "Internet" to see if they are viable alternatives to Firefox. It doesn't seem like I'm asking for something unreasonable... I just want a few icons on my screen that I can tap on to open my favorite web pages. I don't care if it's on the android home screen or the Firefox home screen, although I should be able to choose either or both. Unfortunately neither method seems to work without bugging out.

Again, I'm a big FF advocate. I would love to see you back on top instead of having a 1% market share....but I can hardly sympathize with your plight when what should be basic functionality is not working correctly.

Please make it so that random sites that I visit aren't added to shortcuts, at least unless I have enabled "recent" options. Please make it so that I can add ANY website to my android home screen, without seeing the confusing alternative choice, "Install". Please make it so that websites cannot interfere with the Firefox UI. If I am indeed using Firefox to view a page, then I should at all times have the UI available. I should always have access to the basic functionality of a browser, such as stop, reload, bookmarks, history, help, about, etc.

Asked by Aoxo 4 hours ago

Last reply by Aoxo 34 minutes ago

Download panel does not open automatically

Basically, when I download a file, I want the panel to just open and show me the file's progress and all. But the panel *never* opens, even with the option "Show Panel Wh… (read more)

Basically, when I download a file, I want the panel to just open and show me the file's progress and all. But the panel *never* opens, even with the option "Show Panel When Download Begins" enabled. All it does is show me an animation with a check-mark.

Asked by Luna Lometta 2 hours ago

Customize address book edit window in TB 102? (Detailed critique).

Attached are screenshots of the "new" (v102) TB address book edit screen, and the "old" one. I am very unhappy with the new edit screen, for several reasons. The old edi… (read more)

Attached are screenshots of the "new" (v102) TB address book edit screen, and the "old" one.

I am very unhappy with the new edit screen, for several reasons. The old edit dialog was able to display twelve fields in about half the screen real estate that the new version requires to display only five fields. In the new screen, the top 25% displays the name, nickname, and email fields, which is just redundant information from the edit fields beneath it. (Personally, I never use the photograph field, so that's completely wasted space for me.) Lastly, in the old edit dialog, the tabs required only a single click to access other fields. The new screen requires me to scroll some arbitrary distance as I have to monitor what is passing by for the desired field. Scrolling is a much less precise and far more time-consuming operation.

My guess is that the new format is tailored for mobile users where scrolling is pretty much the only option. As a desktop user it is very frustrating to see the user interface degraded in order to support mobile users. I suppose the TB team is committed to this change so I'm not likely to get the old dialog back. But is there a way to customize the display in the new edit screen? Perhaps by modifying the css or javascript to eliminate the header and remove extraneous whitespace?

Asked by jdalbey 5 hours ago

anti addblock killer

Please i want from you add tool its name anti addblock killer to add-ons on android and iphone because this downlowd very important in download state from some site which… (read more)

Please i want from you add tool its name anti addblock killer to add-ons on android and iphone because this downlowd very important in download state from some site which stop download from it because i use adsblock.


Thanx

Asked by gemfadl2000 13 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 10 hours ago

Folders in v102

Hi I've just upgraded to v102 of Thunderbird and I don't seem to be able to get th efolders to display like they used to do. My inbox should be the top folder & then … (read more)

Hi I've just upgraded to v102 of Thunderbird and I don't seem to be able to get th efolders to display like they used to do. My inbox should be the top folder & then other folders below it, and I can't find the 'deleted' folder or my infrequently used folders or any subfolders. Can I go back to the previuos layout? Thanks Nigel

Asked by nigelf 13 hours ago

Last reply by feedback9240 10 hours ago

Phantom tabs that exist but are only selectable in sidebar addons for vertical tabs

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJHFBAIHlwI I’m switching tabs with either: • Ctrl+PgUp • Ctrl+PgDown • Ctrl+Tab • Ctrl+Shift+Tab These skip over tabs that appear… (read more)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJHFBAIHlwI

I’m switching tabs with either: • Ctrl+PgUp • Ctrl+PgDown • Ctrl+Tab • Ctrl+Shift+Tab These skip over tabs that appear in every sidebar vertical addon’s list, but stay hidden from the native tab bar. I don’t recall closing them, but perhaps I did at some point, still, why do they get stuck? • I can select them by clicking so they exist • Sidebery’s active tab style gets applied on all of them • Native tab bar shows no active tab • Normally I hide the native tabs but wanted to see how they match • The tabs are there with the inspector (Browser Toolbox) • Issue happens all the time with a few tabs

Addition: When I tinker with these broken tabs using the inspector they seem to collapse and get closed. They are no longer selectable and if I switch sidebar addon (and back) they are no longer there.

I normally don't use multiple vertical tab bar addons, they are just there to demonstrate the problem. It happens with a single Sidebery as well. In FF settings container tabs I removed the preset containers. This mismatch makes the browser unusable for me. I require working vertical tabs (I come from Vivaldi, wanting to switch).

Asked by firshee 12 hours ago

Preferences not respected

I use Firefox on two Macs and have set a preference for opening search results in a new tab. While this preference shows as being ticked on that page, it is no longer re… (read more)

I use Firefox on two Macs and have set a preference for opening search results in a new tab. While this preference shows as being ticked on that page, it is no longer respected on either device. I have tried may suggestions found online, but to no avail. It's very annoying when doing research. [The second device is a Macbook Pro from 2014.]

Asked by e.l.h 13 hours ago

I want to disable Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut (toggles History sidebar)

On my Firefox (in Linux, at least), doing Ctrl+H toggles the History sidebar (opening it on the left side, or, hiding the sidebar completely). How can I disable this? Fir… (read more)

On my Firefox (in Linux, at least), doing Ctrl+H toggles the History sidebar (opening it on the left side, or, hiding the sidebar completely).

How can I disable this?

Firefox 104.0.2 Linux Mint 20.3

Asked by Mozilla cheese 3 weeks ago

Last reply by smartsage77 16 hours ago

How to delete these notifications that appear when screenshots are taken

Hello, I want to permanently remove these notifications by whatever means necessary. This is the same issue that was[[ previously discussed here.|https://support.mozill… (read more)

Hello,

I want to permanently remove these notifications by whatever means necessary.

This is the same issue that was[[ previously discussed here.|https://support.mozilla.org/no/questions/1237229]] previously discussed here. However, the chosen solution is only a temporary workaround, I am only interested in a permanent fix. I have dom.webnotifications.enabled set to false yet these notifications still appear. Is it possible to disable them using a policies.json file?

Asked by gsrgtrdg4565653 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

Thunderbird

On my iPad, choosing "all mailboxes" enables me to see e-mail from all of my accounts -- 4 gmails and 2 aols -- in one stream, sorted by date but not by account. I'm loo… (read more)

On my iPad, choosing "all mailboxes" enables me to see e-mail from all of my accounts -- 4 gmails and 2 aols -- in one stream, sorted by date but not by account. I'm looking for a Windows mail app that has this feature. Is Thunderbird it?

Asked by slew0302 1 day ago

Last reply by david 1 day ago

turn off threading in version 10

I can't use version 10 until I can turn off threading. My correspondents are forever using the same reply for a variety of subjects without changing the title. I've holle… (read more)

I can't use version 10 until I can turn off threading. My correspondents are forever using the same reply for a variety of subjects without changing the title. I've hollered at them but they don't change. I can't use threading!!

Asked by dohallo50 2 months ago

Last reply by david 1 day ago

Cannot add new address to thunderbird address book

I have an address book in Thunderbird with ~250 addresses. This has been migrated from a defunct computer, and works well. However, I cannot add a new address. When… (read more)

I have an address book in Thunderbird with ~250 addresses. This has been migrated from a defunct computer, and works well. However, I cannot add a new address. When I try, the screen blacks out and allows no imput. Thanks for any help. Kanga85

Asked by carman 1 day ago

As of 2 days ago, TB now shows all Yahoo Mail imap folders & re-unsubscribe doesn't work

I've been using Thunderbird for a long long time and have always had many imap accounts setup, including a Yahoo Mail account. As of just the other day (I believe Tues, J… (read more)

I've been using Thunderbird for a long long time and have always had many imap accounts setup, including a Yahoo Mail account.

As of just the other day (I believe Tues, June 7, 2022), suddenly and unexpectedly, Thunderbird 91.10.0 (64-bit) began showing ALL of my mail folders in the Yahoo account on the server, when I have always had many folders hidden (in unsubscribed state).

I have Thunderbird installed on 4 computers, and, as I launched TB on each of them, the displayed Yahoo folders updated to all folders on each computer (I had originally set up my profile on one computer and then later copied it to each of the others).

When I go into the TB yahoo account settings to re-unsubscribe and apply the settings and then restart TB, all folders remain showing... I cannot seem to get TB to once again unsubscribe to the folders I'm not interested in seeing in TB.

For reference, other imap accounts I have configured in the same profile remain with the same subscribed/unsubscribed settings I've always had.

If anyone has any ideas or explanations or a recommended fix, I'm all ears! ty!

Asked by rkoerber 3 months ago

Last reply by leehsoon 1 day ago

Remove publisher Atlantic or allow alternates

Hello, this is more a change request for additional functionality than a problem, if there's a better place to post this please suggest it. This applies to Firefox (for P… (read more)

Hello, this is more a change request for additional functionality than a problem, if there's a better place to post this please suggest it. This applies to Firefox (for PC) as well as for Android, may also apply to other versions w the same feature but I do not use those flavors so cannot verify.

My request is to be able to remove or change site vendors of the story suggestions in my home page; several publishers are fine for me but a few are ones I will either not read due to personal objections to their content or practices, or are simply not interesting. I wish to be able to customize the sources of these suggestions, but specifically block some publishers such as the Atlantic.

Thank you Mozilla and the Firefox team! Long time user and fan, Bryce

Asked by meta.maximus 1 day ago

Last reply by Paul 1 day ago

Automatically mark messages as read (turned off) no longer works properly

In Thunderbird > Preferences > Reading & Display I have the checkbox for "Automatically mark messages as read" UNCHECKED. To clarify, when I click an unread mes… (read more)

In Thunderbird > Preferences > Reading & Display I have the checkbox for "Automatically mark messages as read" UNCHECKED. To clarify, when I click an unread message in Thunderbird I DO NOT want it to marked as read. Unchecking the checkbox did the trick for years. Since the last Thunderbird update this is no longer working. It doesn't happen every time but if I leave the software alone for an amount of time, when I come back and start clicking on emails to preview them Thunderbird is marking them as read.

Asked by nvownage645 1 day ago

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Can I control which email sources are opened in Plain Text or HTML?

Often the formatting is so superior in HTML and if its from a reputable source the risk of using it seems to be worth it. Otherwise I want everything opened in Plain Text… (read more)

Often the formatting is so superior in HTML and if its from a reputable source the risk of using it seems to be worth it. Otherwise I want everything opened in Plain Text. But can I do this automatically? I'd set everything for Plain Text then have a few HTML exceptions for a few contacts.

Asked by moz2u 1 day ago

Answered by david 1 day ago