How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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wpshooter
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How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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How do I reset the newest installed version of Mozilla Firefox so that the mouse cursor by default goes to the Google search bar instead of being placed on the URL line when I initially open the browser ?

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Re: How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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Click the hamburger menu -> help -> information for troubleshooting -> reset FF. This preserves you bookmarks.

Or a more radical method:
Close FF, open your file manager and make hidden files visible (ctrl-h), delete the folder .mozilla in your home.
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Re: How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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I reset my firewall and all is well
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Re: How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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Hello, wpshooter.

The behaviour, which you complain about, had been a planned change implemented by the Mozilla developers in Firefox 105.0.
Because quite a few users seem to have complained that the changed behaviour were annoying, the Mozilla developers have reverted to the previous behaviour in Firefox 105.0.1.
I am using Firefox 105.0.1 right now.
So all you have to do is to wait for the Firefox 105.0.1 update to appear in your Update Manager and install it.
Firefox 105.0.1 wrote:Fixed: Reverted focus behavior for new windows back to the content area instead of the address bar (bug 1784692)
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Re: How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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So, I am not the only one that it "bugged" !!!
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Re: How to reset newest version of Mozilla Firefox

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I used flatpak to get 105.0.1. It was horrible. Went back to 105.0. Will wait for regular non flatpak release.
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