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How to delete pre-installed Addons

I dont want to only disable those addons/plugins, i want to completly delete them. When i klick manage, i can only enable, disabled, and change update settings. What reas… (read more)

I dont want to only disable those addons/plugins, i want to completly delete them. When i klick manage, i can only enable, disabled, and change update settings. What reason is there those addons can't be deleted by default? Not everyone wants google...

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Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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After FF 70 update, auto login doesn't work. Some sites after manual login don't log me in.

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to me… (read more)

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to member's area and request login again or see me as a guest. Some, Amazon, eBay, etc. send me a one time password. Email (aol.com) and my credit union auto logins are the only ones that works normally. I've worked thru all the related fixes I can find, but none has worked. Usually save history, tried custom history.

Asked by johndapper 2 years ago

Answered by johndapper 2 years ago

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Unwanted http redirecting to https

My sites are redirecting to https when they should not be redirecting. Problem does not exist with chrome , IE, and Edge. I have some sites that are blocked in some coun… (read more)

My sites are redirecting to https when they should not be redirecting. Problem does not exist with chrome , IE, and Edge.

I have some sites that are blocked in some countries if they are https. So I want these websites to be http. Better than nothing.

FF is directing http to https. I dont want that , but thanks anyway.

Asked by pixelpadre 1 year ago

Answered by pixelpadre 1 year ago

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Deleting cookies and cache

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically de… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro

Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically deleted on exit from Firefox with no problem. Now I can not delete them for some reason. Even when I try manually to "Clear Data" and also manually clear all History (all sub-menus checked to be cleared). When I restart and open an online newsletter, normally I have to sign in. I don NOT have passwords checked to be saved in FF options and never did. But now with the new version it just auto signs me into that website. I do NOT want my passwords saved/remembered, nor any of my other info, etc! It is really annoying and not secure if FF is now saving information we don't want it to! What is going on here? How do I resolve and get back the way I had it before the update? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I don't want to start from scratch by clearing out Firefox totally or messing with my profile. I have too much customization to start over from scratch. (That would be like asking somebody to reinstall Windows entirely when something minor goes haywire!)

Asked by msg_824 12 months ago

Answered by alt4mike 11 months ago

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credit card autofill

Running Firefox 84.0.2 Firefox for openSUSE I'm trying to find out how to add credit card autofill to firefox. Instructions on web say to go to Preferneces > Privacy … (read more)

Running Firefox 84.0.2 Firefox for openSUSE I'm trying to find out how to add credit card autofill to firefox. Instructions on web say to go to Preferneces > Privacy and Security > Forms and Autofill

There is no such option in Firefox 84 on linux

I am in NZ Is this option available outside of the US?

extensions.formautofill.creditCards.available extensions.formautofill.creditCards.enabled are set to true

How can I get this working?

Asked by farcus 12 months ago

Last reply by farcus 11 months ago

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"Social media tracking block" new feature interferes with (SURPRISE!) control for Adobe Flash

Well, here we are at version 73.0 and the developers are now making life even more miserable after their premature decision to disallow Flash to run without having to be … (read more)

Well, here we are at version 73.0 and the developers are now making life even more miserable after their premature decision to disallow Flash to run without having to be authorized EVERY DAY on EVERY SITE that still uses it (and no, developers, you are not forcing the website designers to dump Flash faster by your stubbornness).

Today, I got a new drop-down from the address bar about Firefox blocking social media sites from tracking me. I can't complain about that -- at least, not until some problem pops up for me as a result of it -- but it is obscuring the control to allow Flash to run, and by the time I got the new drop-down cleared the control did not allow Flash to run and I had to reload the page.

However well-intentioned the developers are, I still maintain that they should -- until Flash officially deprecates at the end of the year -- allow a decision made by the user to allow Flash at a specific website to be saved by Firefox and eliminate the daily hassle of re-authorizing. ESPECIALLY SINCE NOW THAT OTHER ENHANCEMENTS INTERFERE WITH THE FLASH ALLOWING DROP-DOWN.

This is my ongoing request, which will be made on every new release this year until the developers understand that they are making the experience of using Firefox less user-friendly. All because they just couldn't wait for the Flash deprecation to change how Firefox treats that plug-in.

Guys, you are NOT the overseers of the internet, and the internet does not make changes just to keep you happy.

Fix this in version 74 so I don't have to embarrass you again over this.

Asked by Kymber 1 year ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 year ago

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PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR for internal LAN IP

When going to internal IP https://192.168.0.253:10000/, receiving PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR and there is no Advanced to add exception … (read more)

When going to internal IP https://192.168.0.253:10000/, receiving PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR and there is no Advanced to add exception

Asked by CWR 1 year ago

Answered by CWR 1 year ago

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Doxy.me Webcam not showing my video.

My health provider uses doxy.me for telehealth. Whenever we set up a session using Firefox on my laptop my healthcare provider can't see me on his end. I used doxy.me tro… (read more)

My health provider uses doxy.me for telehealth. Whenever we set up a session using Firefox on my laptop my healthcare provider can't see me on his end. I used doxy.me troubleshooter and it gets stuck at "loading video stream". Using the same laptop but instead using Microsoft Edge and the video works fine. I have used Firefox for other web conferences using Zoom and that works fine. Any reason why this is happening?

Asked by sparky1957 1 year ago

Last reply by sparky1957 1 year ago

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Firefox 79.0 History Settings

Hello, I am running FF 79 with W10 OS. I do a lot of browsing related to ancestry. After several hours of working thing get very sluggish. What I then do is bookmark the … (read more)

Hello,

I am running FF 79 with W10 OS.

I do a lot of browsing related to ancestry. After several hours of working thing get very sluggish. What I then do is bookmark the tabs I am working on and then shutdown and restart FF. I have the history set to Remember History it and then clear it when FF closes.

I want FF to remember my sign-in information so that is why I have FF Remember History.

Is there a way to set up FF to remember the sign-in information but not remember the other browsing history so it 'fills up' my machine and slows it down? I really hope that there is but it is not obvious to me.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by RHB10 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Trouble importing router certificate for HTTPS

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page. Following my router's instructi… (read more)

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page.

Following my router's instructions I exported the certificate. I then accessed the Privacy & Security settings in Preferences, and under View Certificates I imported the router's certificate.

When opening the HTTPS web interface Firefox reports SEC_ERROR_INADEQUATE_KEY_USAGE.

Asked by Joe Buckner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Userid prompt - cannot delete suggestions

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for si… (read more)

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for sites I want to be secure.

I have disabled the form history in options. I have selected each item and tried either delete or shift-delete. None of these options work.

The site continues to present me with 3 userid options.

I hope this is not a major security threat since I am the only user on this computer and the site is one I have never visited, but it worries me nonetheless that I cannot remove the Firefox suggestions.

Asked by RemySecor 1 year ago

Last reply by RemySecor 10 months ago

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Firefox blocks my staging website which requires authentication

I have a staging site for my website which is protected (not visible to the public) and requires authentication with the username and password to be accessed. Firefox is … (read more)

I have a staging site for my website which is protected (not visible to the public) and requires authentication with the username and password to be accessed.

Firefox is blocking access with the authorisation window coming up empty again and again and again when I enter the credentials.

So - I have to use a different browser just to access this one site.

I have cleared the cookies and cache, removed the site from the browsing history - Firefox is still blocking the access.

how can I unblock it?

I use Windows 64 bits on my PC.

Asked by magicpowers888 8 months ago

Last reply by magicpowers888 7 months ago

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Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

Can anyone from firefox send me the instructions to get rid of this message. Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect Please avoid sending links with tons of … (read more)

Can anyone from firefox send me the instructions to get rid of this message. Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

Please avoid sending links with tons of info to read because I don't have time to follow.

Many thanks Jorge

Asked by jagliano 7 months ago

Last reply by maisie27 6 months ago

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passwords recovery - from firefox to portable firefox

hello there i have the following problem the company i work for has unistalled remotely firefox from my laptop, and i do not have any way to re-install it back i have man… (read more)

hello there i have the following problem the company i work for has unistalled remotely firefox from my laptop, and i do not have any way to re-install it back i have managed in some way to obtain a copy of portable firefox on the same laptop since i was not informed about this process, i have not saved my password externally and unfortunately, i was not using a firefox profile

in few words: i do not have my passwords anymore

i have seen that in such folder: C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

there are still saved three subfolders (one of them has the last modified date as 13th Sep, meaning today), therefore i think that my profile (and all relevant passwords) are still there somewhere

i would like to understand if and how i can import the passwords from the unistalled firefox in the portable firefox: i have already tried to copy those directories in: C:\Users\XXX\Desktop\FirefoxPortable\Data\profile

but no success, passwords are not importyed. please, i need help

thanks.

Asked by sefirothmorpheus 4 months ago

Answered by sefirothmorpheus 4 months ago

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Just got the latest FF update and Adaware Secure Search showed up in my addons. There's no option to remove it.

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit) Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one. FF worked fine … (read more)

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit)

Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one.

FF worked fine on 10/22/19. Tried opening FF on 10/23/19 and it kept crashing. I started the task of finding out why.

Opened in Safe Mode and saw the latest FF update. Also discovered a new addon that I did not install: Adaware Secure Search. It wasn't there the last time I reviewed addons (which I do frequently, trying to find the best addon's for my usage) and I hadn't installed anything new recently. Disabled Adaware and FF started opening properly.

I don't want Adaware Secure Search however there is no Remove option in the dropdown. So, I started hunting online to try and remove it.

It is not in the Control Panel. It is not in the registry - I searched in every folder. Ran MalwareBytes and other tools - they don't see Adaware Secure Search anywhere. I followed the instructions that required the use of Troubleshooting and found Adaware is also not in my FF profile (that I can tell - the .xpi files are difficult to figure out since the majority are in number value). Tried refreshing FF and it showed up again. Un/re-installed FF and there it is again!...but this time i had the "joy" of having to redo my tabs, etc. It isn't on my other browsers either, just FF.

How do I get this removed? I don't want it to somehow become enabled in my system.

Asked by cadwellm 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why does Firefox ask for my master password on my laptop but not on my desktop?

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, … (read more)

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, had to enter it again. However on my laptop, I am constantly nagged to enter the master password each and ever time I open Firefox. And if I don't enter it and press cancel, it will eventually nag me a few seconds to a a few minutes later.

I've searched support and none of the suggestions have resolved the issue. I don't use AVG or Eset Internet Security. I followed the steps in the guide anyway but did not resolve the issue.

Thank you for your consideration.

My laptop: Microsoft Surface 6 i7-8650U, 8Gb RAM Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1903 Firefox version 73.0.1

Asked by abejg 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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My Firefox profile is blocking GitHub.com!

Hello. Firefox prevents me from opening the following URL, citing Google Safe Browsing advisory: https://github.com/sandboxie-plus/Sandboxie/releases Google, however, de… (read more)

Hello.

Firefox prevents me from opening the following URL, citing Google Safe Browsing advisory:

https://github.com/sandboxie-plus/Sandboxie/releases

Google, however, denies having issued any recommendation to block.

I have noticed that the problem has something to do with my own profile. The problem doesn't appear under the following circumstances:

  • I start Firefox in troubleshooting mode
  • I start Firefox with a new profile

I tried manually disabling all my add-ons, but even with all of them disabled, I can still reproduce the problem.

Any idea what could be wrong with my setup?

Asked by Fleet Command 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Clear all data when logging out? Keep data on account and not on computer? "Nuke it" button?

I'm gettin' worried about some privacy issues and I'm not sure if the behaviour I want in a browser exists on Firefox. Right now I'm using Firefox, it remembers my sessio… (read more)

I'm gettin' worried about some privacy issues and I'm not sure if the behaviour I want in a browser exists on Firefox.

Right now I'm using Firefox, it remembers my session and the sites I'm logged in, doesn't remember history. I have my Firefox account connected, my bookmark toolbar open, and I use BitWarden to store my passwords.

When I sign-out of Firefox, it doesn't delete the bookmarks.

I actually stopped using the sync function because I thought it was secure to open my account on my phone, but when I log out of my account, all the bookmarks remain there, which kinda defeats the purpose.

Is there a way to have a sort of "nuke it" button?

I want to be able to store ALL my data (session, bookmarks, logins) behind ONE password, and have them disappear when I log out.

I'm just a regular user but I think it's weird that Firefox doesn't do this. It's as if my e-mails remained visible when I log out of my Outlook account.

Asked by nicoperror 6 months ago

Last reply by nicoperror 6 months ago

SafeOpt emails

I browsed a clothing website for less than 5 minutes by typing in the address and not using any links. Shortly after I receive an email asking if I was still interested … (read more)

I browsed a clothing website for less than 5 minutes by typing in the address and not using any links. Shortly after I receive an email asking if I was still interested in what I was looking at. Does Firefox share my email address with websites I'm visiting? I believe the email is coming from SafeOpt, not the website I visited. I do have "do not track" options selected in Firefox.

Asked by linda641 4 months ago

Last reply by flynparker824 4 months ago

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Cannot turn off HTTPS

1 From Menu, I selected Settings 2 I then selected Privacy & Security 3 I Scroll down to HTTPS-Only Mode 4 I selected Don't enable HTTPS-Only Mode When I put in "ht… (read more)

1 From Menu, I selected Settings

2 I then selected Privacy & Security
3 I Scroll down to HTTPS-Only Mode 
4 I selected Don't enable HTTPS-Only Mode

When I put in "http://docs.imsidesign.com/projects/TurboCAD-2021/turbocad-2021-user-guide-publication/Customized-Programming/Parametric-Part-Script-Editing/ the address bar always changes to https...

I've tried restarting Firefox, I tried restarting my computer. nothing I've done will turnoff HTTPS mode

The address works fine in MS Edge.

I have Windows 10 Pro version 20H2 on a Dell 7750 purchased in Apr/2021.

I use TurboCAD 2021 Platinum. I'd like to use the TurboCAD online help with Firefox.

I contribute monthly to Mozilla.

Asked by RnDHenderson 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 weeks ago