I have read description of Firefox screenshot feature and some discussions on the subject and don't see any reason for forced uploading data screenshot to the cloud. It …
I have read description of Firefox screenshot feature and some discussions on the subject and don't see any reason for forced uploading data screenshot to the cloud. It is mentioned in the feature description at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-screenshots that there are two components involved in the process of creating and uploading the screenshot. It is done under header "Can I opt out of data collection?" and is formulated in extremely unclear way: "Definitely. Screenshots consists of a web-based component and a browser-based component. Firefox’s Options are undergoing a remodel, so disabling metrics works slightly differently depending on which version of Firefox you’re using." Thus while one can assume that it is possible to set up Firefox in such a way as to block sending screenshot data to the Mozilla server, there's no information how to do it. The similarly unclear formulation in another section of the above mentioned page describe data collected by Firefox. "What data does Firefox Screenshots collect? Firefox Screenshots collects event data in a manner consistent with the Firefox Browser Privacy Notice. We collect this data in order to learn how people use Screenshots so we can make it better for everyone. You can view all of the events we capture in this document." The link under last word of the above sentence leads to rather complicated and very technical description of data structures and message types used for collecting information about users activities, presumably selected with care, however completely unsuitable as explanation to the sentence linking to it. In the whole long description there is no information how to disable the screenshot data upload without disabling the whole feature. In addition the description is rather old: mentioned Firefox releases 55 and 56 are definitely not fresh for many months. To add a bit specific taste to the situation there was quite comprehensive discussion of the matter (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/upload-of-screenshot-without-asking-for-permission-or-even-warning-me/16451) by Ashawi which ends with the note "Thanks for your suggestions. I’ve filed an issue at https://github.com/mozilla-services/screenshots/issues/3499" by clouserw on Sep '17. The related thread on github is very short. Besides citation of essential part of Ashavi suggestions (to change wording in the description of the feature to clearly state how to make screenshot without uploading it to Mozilla servers) and a couple of technicalities, it contains an assignment to Release 57 made by johngruen on Oct 31, 2017, and then is closed on Mar 17 - also by johngruen!
Is it a technical problem or someone prefers the current situation?
First of all, the question-topic "How can I allow cookies for only my specified sites?" (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/976723) has been closed by accepting …
First of all, the question-topic "How can I allow cookies for only my specified sites?" (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/976723) has been closed by accepting a solution that is **irrelevant**: It suggest to just Allow Cookies in the Privacy page, which is quite a commonplace! The restriction "only my specified sites" has been totally ignored! So, I had to rephrase and post the question, hoping that this time I will get a better response.
The problem is that when one allows cookies in general, independently of the "Always", "From Visited" and "Never" options, all the sites opened at that time in other Tags will also place their cookies, independently of whether they are "in focus" (i.e. their Tag is selected for viewing) or not. I have established this.
I have searched for an add-on that can handle this but I have not found any. Almost all of the add-ons on cookies are for "self-destroyed" cookies and destroying cookies after FF terminates (which can be done by using the "Clear history ..." option or cookie manages for editing deleting etc. cookies?
I can give an example of what I am talking about: "Adblock Plus" add-on allows you to disable blocking for the currently visited site. Does anyone know of a add-on for cookies or any other way to achieve the same effect?
Says "master password" I use on another machine, same account, is wrong. Second time this has happened. What to do?
I have set master password on my desktop. it works. It's in LastPass. It's not a matter of keying in the wrong p/w. I wanted to install FF on one of my laptops. Twice I'v…
I have set master password on my desktop. it works. It's in LastPass. It's not a matter of keying in the wrong p/w. I wanted to install FF on one of my laptops. Twice I've attempted to install/sign in with the master p/w and cannot. I'm using the same acct (email) and can sync using the sync password. So what to do? Install asked me if I wanted it set up new and I agreed.