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FF leaks my info to google... why?

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu". As i'… (read more)

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu".

As i'm using ubuntu that might not seem strange, but it's strange to me because I use this addon which is supposed to spoof my browser and O/S and also in about config I have: privacy.resistFingerprinting and "privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled"' both set to "true".

Can anyone tell me how google is able to detect this info?

And seeing as the about:config settings dont seem to work... how i'm able to stop it?

Asked by Davidddeee 4 months ago

Answered by philipp 4 months ago

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Website icons are displayed as white boxes

I have a problem that occurs on most websites that use icons. All icons show up as blank white boxes, including Google Maps and Wunderground Map. I've attached a screensh… (read more)

I have a problem that occurs on most websites that use icons. All icons show up as blank white boxes, including Google Maps and Wunderground Map. I've attached a screenshot of Wundermap below as an example. I assume its due to some sort of security setting, but I'm not sure which one.

My extensions are DarkReader, uBlock Origin, HTTPS everywhere, and Privacy Badger, but the problem persists even when I disable all of those extensions.

Asked by Rocket 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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How to migrate profiles when upgrading from one ESR minor version to another, e.g. from ESR 68.x to ESR 68.y?

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we wou… (read more)

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we would like to upgrade from 68.4.2 to the current 68.8.

I am aware that as of Firefox 67 a dedicated profile version is used for each Firefox version (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation).

I had assumed that as it is only a minor upgrade of the same ESR version a new profile would not be necessary, however it creates a new empty profile by default.

The suggested solution to use Firefox Sync is not an option as creating Firefox Sync accounts for all our users would even be more overhead.

Is it indended behaviour that new profiles are created for the same ESR (major) version? Is there a simple way to migrate existing profiles?

Thanks.

Asked by junk-code 4 months ago

Answered by junk-code 4 months ago

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Error : This form has expired. Please refresh and try again.

Hello I'm Faced with this Error : "This form has expired. Please refresh and try again." after submitting login info on this website redshift3d.com , Page logs in norma… (read more)

Hello

I'm Faced with this Error : "This form has expired. Please refresh and try again."

after submitting login info on this website redshift3d.com ,

Page logs in normally on Chrome

Things to Know:

  • Browser: Firefox Developer Edition : v77.0b6 (64-bit)
  • OS: Freshly installed Windows 10

Things I Tried

  • Disable all addons
  • Login from Private window (has no addons enabled)

Asked by NadimX 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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icon to "add URL to bookmarks" just disappeared

FF 69.0.1 I clicked the "star shaped icon" which you click to "save this URL to bookmarks." It turned blue as usual. I then clicked on it to invoke the dropdown menu all… (read more)

FF 69.0.1 I clicked the "star shaped icon" which you click to "save this URL to bookmarks." It turned blue as usual. I then clicked on it to invoke the dropdown menu allowing me to enter the words I wanted to use. The menu did not drop down. I used a "two finger click" (OSX) and an option to "remove from address bar" appeared. I thought this would clear the bookmark, but instead, the icon itself went away.

How the HELL do I get it back? WHY didn't the dropdown appear as usual?

Asked by FireFoxSucks 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox shows itself as an older version than it actually is

Hey everybody I'm having troubles installing an addon. Now I just noticed, that Firefox is communicating an older version than itself, than it actually is. As you can see… (read more)

Hey everybody

I'm having troubles installing an addon. Now I just noticed, that Firefox is communicating an older version than itself, than it actually is. As you can see in the screenshot (hopefull, since I'm using it in German), the website https://addons.mozilla.org thinks that I'm on v68, while in reality, I just updated it to 76.

I did play around a bit with addons and settings for data privacy - and I'm pretty confident, that the problem is within a wrongly set configuration - but I can't for the life of me find and reverse it.

I would really appreciate any pointers you can give me!

Cheers, Robert

Asked by Robert 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Hide the yellow notification bar in fullscreen mode

Each time I watch a movie on my video streaming website I get an error message in a yellow notification bar ("the clearkey plugin has crashed" -- translation), and there … (read more)

Each time I watch a movie on my video streaming website I get an error message in a yellow notification bar ("the clearkey plugin has crashed" -- translation), and there is no issues with video playback. How can I automatically get rid of this bar (other than by clicking "close this message"), which sticks on the top of the window even in full screen mode?

Asked by firefoxuser 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox updated with CentOS 7 machine update -- bookmarks and help menu are there but clicking does nothing.

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothi… (read more)

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothing happens. Ditto Help menu, where I tried to see Firefox version number. Just now, I tried again, by accident holding mouse button down instead of clicking on Bookmarks or Help, move pointer to desired option, release button. This amazingly works. So I can tell you version of Firefox is 68.7.Oesr (64-bit). (I usually use NoScript, but disabled it for this test, same result.) I am sending this help request from a different machine, so did not click Share Data.

Asked by gnreeke 4 months ago

Answered by gnreeke 4 months ago

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Move mozilla data folder ~/.mozilla on Linux

I'm trying to move the ~/.mozilla folder to an arbitrary location on my system. I have seen ways to relocate profiles data (with the "--profile" parameter), but firefox k… (read more)

I'm trying to move the ~/.mozilla folder to an arbitrary location on my system. I have seen ways to relocate profiles data (with the "--profile" parameter), but firefox keeps creating the ~/.mozilla folder. How can I give firefox a diferent path and avoid haveing ~/.mozilla on my home? I'm using Firefox ESR 68.7 on GNU/Linux Thank you.

Asked by Kevin 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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In Linux Mint can I disable the search dropdown in the urlbar?

Hello - I am running the latest Mint/FFx 71 and I am typing an address in the urlbar and it suggest a site or search with a drop down just below the urlbar. I have turne… (read more)

Hello - I am running the latest Mint/FFx 71 and I am typing an address in the urlbar and it suggest a site or search with a drop down just below the urlbar. I have turned off search suggestions. Tried disabling all of the urlbar items in about:config and even created a userAcccount.css file in a chrome folder in my user profile. Nothing seems to work.

Is there a way to disable this?

Asked by henryspr1 8 months ago

Answered by crankygoat 8 months ago

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This address is restricted

Hello support, I am doing some challenges on a website called tryhackme.com . On a challenge the http web server is on port 22. When I try to access that page it tells me… (read more)

Hello support,

I am doing some challenges on a website called tryhackme.com . On a challenge the http web server is on port 22. When I try to access that page it tells me that the page is restricted. I access the about:config page and add as a string the following thing network.security.ports.banned.override and as a value 22. When I try to reload the page it tells me the same thing.How can I resolve this issue?

Kind Regards, Dan Barbu

Asked by mal3x22 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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How do I change the menu size in firefox on Linux machine as it is so big unlike on Windows?

i am using firefox on a Linux debian based distro, I am facing difficulties changing the size of the menu e.g width, height and font. I have tried to play with the about:… (read more)

i am using firefox on a Linux debian based distro, I am facing difficulties changing the size of the menu e.g width, height and font. I have tried to play with the about:conf > layout.css.devPixelsPerPx value but that did not change a lot for the menu size. so please tell how can I fix this (I am trying to make it smaller) note it is same case when I use firefox-esr for linux as well.

Asked by Abanoub Samuel 5 months ago

Answered by shehan 5 months ago

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HUGE YOUTUBE ISSUE

Having an issue so far that is only happening in firefox. When viewing a youtube video a white bar blocks about 40% of the video. included is a image of the error and my… (read more)

Having an issue so far that is only happening in firefox. When viewing a youtube video a white bar blocks about 40% of the video. included is a image of the error and my installed plugins.

Asked by Loli 5 months ago

Answered by lozsync 5 months ago

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Horizontal white line across YouTube videos when hovering with mouse

For whatever reason, with the latest release, it seems like videos on YouTube produce a white rectangle when hovering over them with my mouse. See image for example. I ha… (read more)

For whatever reason, with the latest release, it seems like videos on YouTube produce a white rectangle when hovering over them with my mouse. See image for example.

I have tested without add-ons and the same issue persisted.

I have tested with another browser and it was working fine.

Thanks Have a great day

Asked by LevSky 5 months ago

Answered by LevSky 5 months ago

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Youtube progress bar blocks half the video window!

Today firefox prompted me to upgrade to the latest version, i upgraded to 75.0, then a problem began with youtube. whenever i hover the mouse over the video window the pr… (read more)

Today firefox prompted me to upgrade to the latest version, i upgraded to 75.0, then a problem began with youtube. whenever i hover the mouse over the video window the progress bar comes up with white background instead of being transparent as usual, and that huge white bar hides half the video window. i attached a picture, in the top the video is normal when the progress bar is hidden, but when i hover the mouse to bring the progress bar this white monster bar comes up and hides half the screen. the exact same thing happens when the video is full screen too.

i tried removing all plug-ins and extensions, it still happened.

i cleared cache, history, cookies, it still happened.

i logged off completely, it still happened when i played a video without being logged in.

i started firefix in safe mode, still happened in safe mode.

chrome, opera, and edge work alright on youtube. only firefox following today's update. Any help? Thanks

Asked by fantonih 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Can I have enter a keyword + 1 string in the adress bar and have this changed to a predefined url where the given string is incoroprated?

I very often have to visit a (company internal) webpage where the url is something like https://internal.company.com/blabla/whatever?func=test&id=XXXXX where… (read more)

I very often have to visit a (company internal) webpage where the url is something like

        https://internal.company.com/blabla/whatever?func=test&id=XXXXX

where XXXX is changing (it's a document identifier)

Now I'd like to be able to reduce this to something like "a XXXXX" and to have firefox to automatically expand this to the full link. It's a bit like a custom search with a keyword. Is this easily possible?

Asked by Ulrich 5 months ago

Answered by Standard8 5 months ago