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Is there a way to change the user agent posted in http headers in Firefox 50+

Hello all, For reasons of privacy, I want to be able to change the OS identifier in the user-agent string that is sent with every http request. I remember with older vers… (read more)

Hello all, For reasons of privacy, I want to be able to change the OS identifier in the user-agent string that is sent with every http request. I remember with older versions of firefox this could be accomplished in about:config and changing the useragent string, but this doesn't seem to be an option with newer versions. I have tried on both firefox for FreeBSD and Windows 8.1, to no avail.

If it is assigned at build time, could you please direct me to the area of code where this is handled so I can fork the code, change it locally, and build it for personal use?

This is the string I am trying to change: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0

I suspect it may be stored in one of the files in the ~/.mozilla directory, and while I wait for a response, I will be picking through there.

Thanks in advance,

Asked by Discman 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Is there any possible way to speak to a person about fixing my firefox browser? It will not open and I do not want to lose the information stored there.

My firefox browser will not open, so I can not try most of the solutions recommended. I do not want to lose stored information such as bookmarks and pass codes so would … (read more)

My firefox browser will not open, so I can not try most of the solutions recommended. I do not want to lose stored information such as bookmarks and pass codes so would unstalling and reinstalling cause me to lose that information? I need to speak to a person to help with this, but do not know how to go about it. Should I be contacting Norton or Mozilla?

Asked by sallywaz 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Scrollbar (unpredictably) stops working on PC

I'm seeing a really weird issue - https://rs2018.raffworks.com/ - on Firefox PC only, after opening a couple of the items up, the scrollbar completely stops working. Some… (read more)

I'm seeing a really weird issue - https://rs2018.raffworks.com/ - on Firefox PC only, after opening a couple of the items up, the scrollbar completely stops working. Sometimes one item, sometimes three or four. But then bang! the scrollbar just locks up completely and it's impossible to scroll the page.

Has anyone experienced anything like this? Firefox on macOS is fine.

Asked by raffjones 1 year ago

Answered by raffjones 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes second time for java select file applet for MACOS

We have one application where we have java applet program to select and upload file form the desktop to the server. While pressing first time "SELECT FILES" button, it w… (read more)

We have one application where we have java applet program to select and upload file form the desktop to the server. While pressing first time "SELECT FILES" button, it works fine, but for the second time it crashes. I tried finding issue with my code but it is working fine on all other browser. The moment I press select files second time, the waiting wheel keeps on rotating till my application crashes.

Asked by Anshuk 5 years ago

Last reply by Anshuk 5 years ago

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I got a verify email about using my gmail to sign in to firefox which I didn't do.

Hi, I got an email saying my gmail address was used to sign into firefox, from somewhere in Tanzania? Is this a phising scam? Email says it's from accounts.firefox.com. T… (read more)

Hi,

I got an email saying my gmail address was used to sign into firefox, from somewhere in Tanzania?

Is this a phising scam? Email says it's from accounts.firefox.com.

Thanks, Geoffrey

Asked by GeoffreyPalmer 11 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 11 months ago

lost key4.db file

My key4.db file went corrupted: no entry in the nssPrivate table! I don't have any backup of that file nor can I use 'Previous version' from Windows. I know the master pa… (read more)

My key4.db file went corrupted: no entry in the nssPrivate table! I don't have any backup of that file nor can I use 'Previous version' from Windows. I know the master password. Is there any way to recover my 280 logins/passwords from logins.json without the key4.db file? Thanks in advance for your help, Stéphane.

Asked by Stéphane 4 months ago

Last reply by Stéphane 4 months ago