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Unable to block videos after update

Just installed 81.0.2 update, did not install cleanly, had to reset. All privacy & security settings were wiped. Redid everything, am now unable to block videos on … (read more)

Just installed 81.0.2 update, did not install cleanly, had to reset. All privacy & security settings were wiped. Redid everything, am now unable to block videos on news sites, which I had done previously. Can block autoplay with following config settings -

media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages - false media.autoplay.block-event.enabled - true media.autoplay.block-webaudio - true media.autoplay.blocking_policy - 1 media.autoplay.default - 5

Can no longer block videos from loading. How to do this in 81.0.2?

Asked by krash19 5 days ago

I cannot change my default browser

I use Firefox as my primary browser on my Mac Book. I have never changed my default browser from Google and if I go into preferences it says my default browser is still G… (read more)

I use Firefox as my primary browser on my Mac Book. I have never changed my default browser from Google and if I go into preferences it says my default browser is still Google. Despite this, about 2 weeks ago all my searches started being in Yahoo instead of Google and it is getting really annoying now. I can't change it to any other browsers or back to Google, it's just stuck on Yahoo.

Asked by Kestrel 5 days ago

Error message when trying to access website link in my sig line

I am in the process of changing over my email account from gmail to protonmail. When a friend of mine attempted to access my web page from a link that I include in my sig… (read more)

I am in the process of changing over my email account from gmail to protonmail. When a friend of mine attempted to access my web page from a link that I include in my signature line of my emails he was blocked by an error message. Can you help me remedy this? Here's a link to that error image: blob:https://mail.protonmail.com/de05eb2a-f3a9-4af4-8f7f-f8d6a6071331

Asked by judiemaronfriend 5 days ago

Last reply by russellboverton 5 days ago

Forcing SSL is DRIVING ME CRAZY as a developer. Needs a disable option.

Dear community, I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spi… (read more)

Dear community,

I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spin up a new docker container, test it, tear it down. No SSL required, no time to mess with encryption.

But if you type in https just a single time for your http server, you are f*#&ed. Sorry for the wording, but this is how it is. You think "OH NO, WHAT DID I DO? NOT AGAIN!!!" Because it is just impossible to access the service with http in the future, Firefox has it locked to SSL (Domain and Port). But of course there is no SSL so it will NEVER work.

Latest example: JetBrains TeamCity. They have a simple Docker container I want to access with Firefox. I spin it up, connect with Firefox with http and it immediately tells me "Secure Connection Failed". WHAT? WHY? I typed http. Why secure? Why can't I simply connect? Using curl on CLI just gives me a beautiful HTML response.

I understand that for the majority of users SSL is a good thing. But shouldn't there at least be an OPTION to disable all this enforced SSL usage? My beloved Firefox is my everyday productivity killer. It makes me sad.

Asked by mib77 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox container/cookie questions

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firef… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firefox seems to keep forgetting and asking me again despite the fact that I click the button that says remember my choice.

I wonder if this has something to do with my cookie settings but I'm not sure I'm currently confused how to manage those like if I should just allow cookies per session in Firefox or allow them entirely I mean I'm thinking that with the containers since I have everything isolated individually (That took forever really need an option for that Mozilla) I don't need to worry about the effects of cookies anymore is this correct?

Also would there be a way to even keep cookies but just stop the login information from being saved on the site? Because with me using containers now I think that's my biggest issue from what I think I understand at least.

Asked by Rawr4235 4 days ago

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New search engine installed without permission

TL;DR - I typed into my "search the web" bar on my start/default Firefox tab and was taken to Startpage.com - English. I never installed this. Today, after checking email… (read more)

TL;DR - I typed into my "search the web" bar on my start/default Firefox tab and was taken to Startpage.com - English. I never installed this.

Today, after checking email and finding several suspicious/scam emails (I NEVER click on links in emails) I was surprised to find that when I went to search for something using Firefox I was taken to Startpage.com - English (this is how it is listed in my preferences.

I have no idea how it was installed but I was surprised because of all the protections that Firefox offers.

Anyone had any experience with this?

Thank you,

— Al

Asked by ahdube 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

History: Added and Last Modified column are blank

In the history section that opens with ctrl+j, the Added and Last modified columns are blank and only sort by name order when sorting by them. What information is suppose… (read more)

In the history section that opens with ctrl+j, the Added and Last modified columns are blank and only sort by name order when sorting by them. What information is supposed to be in those columns and how can I have that information tracked? Also while I'm at it, what information would be displayed in the Tags column, which is also empty to me.

Thanks for your answer.

Asked by spma1 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

When security and productivity collide

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install t… (read more)

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install the DTV player. When Firefox is redirected to the download page, it throws a certificate error and screeches to a halt. I would expect an opportunity to assume the risk and continue, but none is offered. I opened MS Edge, which I don't want to use, and it installed the viewer, no problem. This is the URL from which FF is redirected : https://www.directv.com/Channels/Fox-Business-Network-HD-359?modal=/modal/install/359/channe. This is the URL of the error : https://metrics.directv.com/b/ss/dtvdirectvcomprod/4/REDIR?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdirectv.vo.llnwd.net%2Fe5%2Fcinema%2Fplugin%2FVideoGuard.13.0.exe&pe=lnk_d&pev1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.directv.com%2FChannels%2FFox-Business-Network-HD-359%3Fmoda%3D%2Fmodal%2Finstall%2F359%2Fchannel&pev2=DIRECTV_Player_13.. Screen shot of the error uploaded. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by michaud64 4 days ago

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Delete all cookies when Firefox closes except some specific ones

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I t… (read more)

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I trust, such as this site. I've added exceptions to Allow these trusted sites as documented on a thread somewhere else, but it doesn't work. All cookies are deleted.

Is it possible to keep cookies only for a select group of sites. eg. support.mozilla.com, tomshardware.com, mydigitallife.net, speedtest.net and so on.

Thank you.

Asked by TanyaC 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Managing Cookie Exceptions

Need help configuring Firefox exceptions for Cookies and Other site Data so sites like the NY Times can remember me so I don't have to log-in to them multiple times per d… (read more)

Need help configuring Firefox exceptions for Cookies and Other site Data so sites like the NY Times can remember me so I don't have to log-in to them multiple times per day.

I've even deleted Firefox and started over, but that did not resolve the issue.

I need an expert in this to help me as I'm just not getting it...though I have tried many different configurations of FireFox's settings.

Thanks

Tim

Asked by tleahy+ffox 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

Camera and microphone not detected

Hi everyone, I want to use the website Roll20 for online role playing with people far away (and even complete strangers). On my former computer, I switched from Opera to … (read more)

Hi everyone,

I want to use the website Roll20 for online role playing with people far away (and even complete strangers). On my former computer, I switched from Opera to Firefox to be able to use it with camera and microphone, and it worked well (Win8.1). On my new computer (Win10), it doesn't work any more. I don't get the prompt to allow the use of these devices. I don't even have any source to select for the microphone nor for the camera. I tried updating the drivers, updating Windows, but nothing changed. The camera works well with Windows's Camera app, and it seems to work fine on Roll20 with Google Chrome, so I still have this solution for next Sunday's game, but I would prefer to use Firefox if possible.

Asked by ludovic.crepel 3 days ago

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Where is the QR Code?

On this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication it says 5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t … (read more)

On this page

 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication

it says

 5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t Scan Code to display a code to enter into the app. 

But I don't see a QR Code anywhere. What am I missing?

Thanks.

Asked by Roberto 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

password lists

Firefox retains a list of passwords to various sites. In a ransomware attempt, one of these passwords was shown to me. I no longer trust this feature and want do delete a… (read more)

Firefox retains a list of passwords to various sites. In a ransomware attempt, one of these passwords was shown to me. I no longer trust this feature and want do delete all passwords from the list immediately. Where is it?

Furthermore, I do not want to be asked if I want this password saved. How can i disable this prompt. Thanks

Asked by jfuhr 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Security breach

I have a couple of problems 1) I just did a security firefox security scan an was informed that in 2017 there was a breach of my "My Heritage Account" and that passwords… (read more)

I have a couple of problems

1) I just did a security firefox security scan an was informed that in 2017 there was a breach of my "My Heritage Account" and that passwords and Email addresses were compromised. I would like more info on this report : just what passwords and Email addresses were compromised? Was it just My Heritage data or would it be everything on my computer.


2) My Firefox software won't open my Outlook emails: Edge and Google Chrome work fine. What is the fix for this problem?

Asked by kmasters1212 3 days ago

wrong email address

Recently, I changed my email address in firefox. I deleted the secondary (old) email address from firefox. When I send an email through firefox, it still uses the old e… (read more)

Recently, I changed my email address in firefox. I deleted the secondary (old) email address from firefox. When I send an email through firefox, it still uses the old email address as my return address. Firefox will not even let me change the email address within the email itself. How do I fix this? THanks.

Asked by eric.schwam 2 days ago

unlock my account

i used this feature where firefox gives me secure passwords and now i cant log into anything because my account is locked why can i log into to here but i cant log in to … (read more)

i used this feature where firefox gives me secure passwords and now i cant log into anything because my account is locked why can i log into to here but i cant log in to the browser to sync my login in info or bookmarks and everything else and how to unsubscribe from this account locking safety feature in the future

Asked by ridgies 2 days ago