I deleted/disabled a bunch of Certificates of Authority for some unrecognized sites and now Firefox won't accept any site

I saw some warning regarding a certain cert of auth, and in checking that feature out, saw a bunch of sites that I never visit, and thought I'd "clean up." Now NOTHING wo… (read more)

I saw some warning regarding a certain cert of auth, and in checking that feature out, saw a bunch of sites that I never visit, and thought I'd "clean up." Now NOTHING works. I tried to undelete them, but that didn't work.

I know I could uninstall and reinstall, but I'm afraid that Firefox will recognize my account and reinstate all my settings including the unwanted changes of certificates of authority. I just want to reset Firefox to whatever default status it comes with without losing all my bookmarks and passwords - is that even possible?

Asked by riohibler 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 43 minutes ago

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how to allow location for all websites

I don't really care if anyone knows my location and I find it tedious to give permission on an individual basis. How do I just let any website that asks have my location… (read more)

I don't really care if anyone knows my location and I find it tedious to give permission on an individual basis. How do I just let any website that asks have my location data?

Asked by gaaah 1 hour ago

Answered by cor-el 57 minutes ago

poshukach

good day. two days ago I was infected by poshukach probably when downloading Opera browser or a torrente file. So, whenever I initiate firefox I am redirected to poshukac… (read more)

good day. two days ago I was infected by poshukach probably when downloading Opera browser or a torrente file. So, whenever I initiate firefox I am redirected to poshukach browser instead. Question is: how can I get rid of poshukach? Thanks a lot

Asked by mail1133 8 hours ago

Last reply by JP 2 hours ago

Using OS authentication (e.g., TouchID) for Credit Cards and Logins

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :( In an answer t… (read more)

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :(

In an answer to this question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318109#answer-1376159 cor-el warned that using OS authentication (for example, TouchID on a Mac) for passwords instead of a Primary Password is actually not really safe because it doesn't encrypt logins in logins.json and it would be possible to extract them by running: prompt("Logins",JSON.stringify(Services.logins.getAllLogins())); Now I am a bit confused because for storing Credit Cards the default is, of course, using OS authentication (I don't think there's an option to set a password instead). So I am wondering, is that safe, i.e., is the credit card information encrypted that I can retrieve with my TouchID (even without a Primary Password)?

And if so, would anybody be able to explain the differences between these two approaches and why the Firefox developers chose one for Logins/Passwords but the other for Credit Cards.

Asked by Jan 2 hours ago

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general.useragent.override resets to Firefox/61.0

I have minimal add-ons (adblock, multi-acc containers) and don't know why useragent always sets to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firef… (read more)

I have minimal add-ons (adblock, multi-acc containers) and don't know why useragent always sets to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0 after browser restart.

Asked by kglazyrin 8 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 6 hours ago

Disable ad blocking

When I attempt to access several websites, I am prompted to turn off my ad blocker. As I have not added a third-party software or extension that does such, I assume it i… (read more)

When I attempt to access several websites, I am prompted to turn off my ad blocker. As I have not added a third-party software or extension that does such, I assume it is part of Firefox proper. Search as I might, I cannot find any specific reference to such a thing in "Settings". SO...how can I temporarily disable the 'Ad Blocker' device that is part of Firefox? The 'TEMPORARY' part is important, as I do greatly value the function!

Asked by the_morans 9 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 hours ago

Why Firefox Screen and not DuckDuckGo

I am running the latest Portable version of FF. Although DuckDuckGo is installed, and my requirement is that for searching, opening new tabs after the first "proper scree… (read more)

I am running the latest Portable version of FF. Although DuckDuckGo is installed, and my requirement is that for searching, opening new tabs after the first "proper screen" I get this blue FF page. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it please?

Thanks,

Ian

Asked by Ian 9 hours ago

Pointing Firefox to use WPAD.dat stored locally

Hi, Is it possible to force firefox to use the WPAD.dat file stored locally in the drive. I cant seem to find any options for that. I am on Windows 10? I am using firefox… (read more)

Hi,

Is it possible to force firefox to use the WPAD.dat file stored locally in the drive. I cant seem to find any options for that. I am on Windows 10?

I am using firefox 90.0.2 (64 bit)

Thanks for the help guys.

Asked by arunseban 20 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Firefox now prompting for primary password after windows resume from sleep/hibernation

This seems to be a new "feature" in a recent upgrade (90+?). It is a pain, particularly on a media PC as it requires using a keyboard. How to turn this off and go back t… (read more)

This seems to be a new "feature" in a recent upgrade (90+?). It is a pain, particularly on a media PC as it requires using a keyboard.

How to turn this off and go back to the old behavior?

Thanks

Asked by MediaDog 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 17 hours ago

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Firefox 90.0 no spund problem with Firejail

Hi i sandboxec firefox process, but i lose sound capabilities... This is the cmd line messages: (firefox:10): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:49:34.055: Unable to get ses… (read more)

Hi i sandboxec firefox process, but i lose sound capabilities... This is the cmd line messages:

(firefox:10): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:49:34.055: Unable to get session bus: Could not connect: Permission denied [Child 52, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f7766fe13c0 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /build/firefox-1MxnM8/firefox-90.0+build1/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp:324 [Child 52, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f775c0f0c00 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /build/firefox-1MxnM8/firefox-90.0+build1/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp:3941

what is the workaround to fix sound?

Asked by bluestorm1724 5 days ago

Answered by TerryN21 20 hours ago

biometric fringer print not scaning

iam using windos10 in my laptop and i work with biometric device when i use to scan my finger print the scan option button is not enabled that mean it is not scaning plz … (read more)

iam using windos10 in my laptop and i work with biometric device when i use to scan my finger print the scan option button is not enabled that mean it is not scaning plz help me outbold text

Asked by adaanlucky 3 days ago

Last reply by JP 23 hours ago

Primary password prompt appearing frequently

I have had a primary/master password set in Firefox for years. It only prompted me to enter it once per session. Since version 90, it now pops up at least once a day at r… (read more)

I have had a primary/master password set in Firefox for years. It only prompted me to enter it once per session. Since version 90, it now pops up at least once a day at random times to ask for the password again. This has happened on 3 different devices where Firefox is installed.

How can I stop it doing that or at least extend the time to a week? I know there are hidden config options for these, but they look to be on the default values, so have never changed.

Asked by dafyddt 1 week ago

Last reply by dafyddt 1 day ago

Firefox asks for Primary Password on daily basis.

I am using Firefox since several years with a PrimaryPassword for saved passwords. With Windows 10 it is used since a year or so. I regularily kept Firefox open for seve… (read more)

I am using Firefox since several years with a PrimaryPassword for saved passwords. With Windows 10 it is used since a year or so. I regularily kept Firefox open for several days, but had no issue with it. But since some weeks firefox is asking for the Primary Password every day. This is quite anoying. After entering the password again, it continues to work, but will ask for the password on the next day again. Another post talks about a possible issue with some specific virus scanners, but I am just using Microsoft Defender Antivirus, which ships with Windows 10. I did not add any Add-on recently, so I suppose an issue with one of the latest Firefox updates (current version is 90.0.2 64-bit on Windows 10). Thanks for any tips.

Asked by wolfgang.kempinski 3 days ago

Last reply by Marsh 1 day ago

Firefox is suddenly asking for master password twice after being idle

Firefox 90.0.2 on Windows 10 was installed on 7/27/2021 which is about when this started. Firefox is suddenly asking for master password twice, while running, not at sta… (read more)

Firefox 90.0.2 on Windows 10 was installed on 7/27/2021 which is about when this started.

Firefox is suddenly asking for master password twice, while running, not at startup. I leave Firefox running at night. I find two password dialogs when I log in in the morning. I'm not sure if they display at a certain time (e.g. midnight), or if it is a result of the system going into sleep and waking.

When Firefox starts or restarts, it displays one master password as expected.

I found this article from two years ago , but the "hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug" is not found in about:debug or in profiles.

I have not installed any add-ons recently. Last Windows update was KB5004237 installed on 7/18.

Is it Firefox? What else could be causing this problem?

Asked by tim.11.g 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Firefox popup blocker exception list does not work for private windows

Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10. In about:preferences#privacy I have "Block pop-up windows" ticked and 16 websites set as exceptions. This exception list works in … (read more)

Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10.

In about:preferences#privacy I have "Block pop-up windows" ticked and 16 websites set as exceptions.

This exception list works in non-private windows, but not in private ones - popups are blocked and I have to explicitly click "options" and then "show".

This bug was introduced a few releases ago - it used to work OK.