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Password manager: identifier of an account not belonging to me?

Hello, In my Firefox password manager (Lockwyse), I have the credentials of a valid twitter.com account of someone I don't know. It looks like a nice security hole. Am I … (read more)

Hello, In my Firefox password manager (Lockwyse), I have the credentials of a valid twitter.com account of someone I don't know. It looks like a nice security hole. Am I seriously worried about the security of my own password? How and who should I inform Mozilla about this serious problem? Thank you in advance for your assistance ? Cordially.

Asked by vincent.loupien 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 33 minutes ago

How do I get obsolete info out of a typing box?

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, al… (read more)

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, although I've gone to my Saved Logons in Preference and removed all logons for that site except for the correct one. I have to delete the old username from the typing box every time I log in there, after which I can select the correct (and only) saved username/password.

Asked by sideburns 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

YouTube player preferences not being saved.

Just recently I noticed that Firefox 83.0 is no longer retaining my viewer settings in YouTube. Specifically the theater mode and autoplay settings. I can set it to theat… (read more)

Just recently I noticed that Firefox 83.0 is no longer retaining my viewer settings in YouTube. Specifically the theater mode and autoplay settings. I can set it to theater mode, and turn off autoplay, and the next time I start Firefox, they are back to their defaults (autoplay on, compact viewer). At first I thought it was a YouTube issue but have tried it on Chrome and Chromium and both browsers save my settings. I'm running ArcoLinux 5.9.10 with I3 WM on both my desktop and laptop. I have both reset and re-installed FF with no change.

Asked by erik45 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 19 hours ago

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I can't print "selections only" on my Linux Mint 20. what can I do?

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution. I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that. Kernel: 5.4.0-… (read more)

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution.

I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that.

Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by Sergei Aleinikov 1 week ago

Answered by Sergei Aleinikov 21 hours ago

WebGL creation fails on Firefox.

Firefox is having issues with WebGl on my Ubuntu 20.04 and therefore fails on several HTML5 pages (eg. https://www.wirple.com/bmark/). This issue is not present in other … (read more)

Firefox is having issues with WebGl on my Ubuntu 20.04 and therefore fails on several HTML5 pages (eg. https://www.wirple.com/bmark/). This issue is not present in other browsers so I chalk it up as an issue with firefox rather than my driver.

I am using NVIDIA driver 455, which works best on my machine by all benchmarks.

Here is the snapshot of my about:support page relevant sections:

  • WebGL 1 Driver WSI Info -
  • WebGL 1 Driver Renderer WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. * Exhausted GL driver options.
  • WebGL 1 Driver Version -
  • WebGL 1 Driver Extensions -
  • WebGL 1 Extensions -
  • WebGL 2 Driver WSI Info -
  • WebGL 2 Driver Renderer WebGL creation failed: * AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system.

GPU #1 Active Yes Description GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 Vendor ID 0x10de Device ID GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Vendor nvidia/unknown Driver Version 455.45.1.0 RAM 0


I am also unable to find " AllowWebgl2:false" and "WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false" in my about:preferences.

Below is the console output when this error happens on an HTML5 game (works perfectly on other browsers)

Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://secure.adnxs.com/px?id=776911&seg=6628011&t=1”. index:1:1 Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js”. index:1:1 unreachable code after return statement alerts.js:1560:8 Use of mozImageSmoothingEnabled is deprecated. Please use the unprefixed imageSmoothingEnabled property instead. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:1473:83 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27656:68 WebGL warning: <Create>: AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406

WebGL warning: <Create>: WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.
  • Exhausted GL driver options. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493

WebGL warning: <Create>: WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27656:68 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.
  • Exhausted GL driver options.

Any help appreciated.

Asked by urfrndnik 1 day ago

Can menu on right-click be re-arranged/modified?

There used to be an extension that allowed the menu on right-click to be modified/re-arranged. Have yet to find similar extension and so, was wondering if i just didn't s… (read more)

There used to be an extension that allowed the menu on right-click to be modified/re-arranged. Have yet to find similar extension and so, was wondering if i just didn't see it yet and/or if something might be available in about:config that would allow this?

Thank you!

Asked by danielson 1 day ago

I can't get or receive sound on zoom

A window on zoom says I need to update my browser,but I thought firefox updates on it's own by default. So, how do I get to talk on zoom other than also using a telephone… (read more)

A window on zoom says I need to update my browser,but I thought firefox updates on it's own by default. So, how do I get to talk on zoom other than also using a telephone? I plugged in a mic that I have,but it didn't help. I use an old web cam for visual, as my monitor has no camera.

Asked by trumpkinland 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Unable to access many websites due to a "Secure Connection Failed: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR".

I'm unable to access many sites including YouTube, Google and many more, due to the mentioned error dialogue. I have tried clearing the cache, and my laptop is running th… (read more)

I'm unable to access many sites including YouTube, Google and many more, due to the mentioned error dialogue. I have tried clearing the cache, and my laptop is running the correct time and date. Please help me out.

Asked by Rohan 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Download files started failing on Linux

When I try to dowload a file, i fails and create a 0 byte file. I tried with repository firefox, and download the tar.gz from dev version. Both fail. I deleted ~/.mozilla… (read more)

When I try to dowload a file, i fails and create a 0 byte file. I tried with repository firefox, and download the tar.gz from dev version. Both fail. I deleted ~/.mozilla and ~/.cache/mozilla to start fresh and the error persist. I can browse, open a PDF in integrated viewer, but I am unable to save it. Other browsers can download files to ~/Downloads without problems.

Any hint of how to debug (and/or solve) the problem is welcome.

Thanks

Asked by enboig 2 days ago

Last reply by enboig 2 days ago

mozilla.cfg cookies aren't locked for users

Hello, FF82.0.2 I want to change and lock the settings "network.cookie.cookieBehavior" and "network.cookie.lifetimePolicy" for user via the mozilla.cfg. Also I'm using th… (read more)

Hello, FF82.0.2 I want to change and lock the settings "network.cookie.cookieBehavior" and "network.cookie.lifetimePolicy" for user via the mozilla.cfg. Also I'm using the policies.json (which would be my preferred option for changing the network.cookie..., but it doesn't work neither)

But none of them locked or changed the settings for the user. Is this a known problem or are there any other settings, which affect the cookiesettings?

I am really new to this and there were already old configs from another colleague (which has left the company and there are no documentations).

Thank you :)

Asked by Soulphy 4 days ago

Last reply by Soulphy 2 days ago

Accessing Firefox account with secondary email address

Hi Everyone, I cannot access my Firefox account created with 1 of 2 email addresses I use, I'll call this emailA, and do not have Firefox in an Authenticator app nor can … (read more)

Hi Everyone,

I cannot access my Firefox account created with 1 of 2 email addresses I use, I'll call this emailA, and do not have Firefox in an Authenticator app nor can I find the recovery code. The account did have a secondary email address listed. I'll call this emailB. EmailB also gets all alerts when there are changes to the EmailA firefox account such as new system logins and password changes.

Given that emailb gets notifications regarding the account is there a way for me to gain access to the account with emailA as the primary address using emailB?

Failing that, is there support who I can contact to have the account under emailA deleted?

Regards,

Chris

Asked by caevans10 2 days ago

update 83 quit bug on Ubuntu and Win 10

Noticed on the latest release of Firefox after I press quit(I have multiple windows) the process will not fully close; I've confirmed this on both Windows and Ubuntu vers… (read more)

Noticed on the latest release of Firefox after I press quit(I have multiple windows) the process will not fully close; I've confirmed this on both Windows and Ubuntu versions. It seems to happen when I have videos playing while closing as they will continue to play in the background.

Only way to fully close the app is to stop the running background process; the videos cannot be stopped as they are CCTV streams.

I'm not familiar with logging with FF if someone can advise on which ones would be of interest I can provide them.

Asked by sandysareon 2 days ago

Changing linux shortcuts to resemble apple shortcuts

I'm used to using firefox in OSX but I've got some task that I have to complete on a Linux machine. I was wondering if there a way to adjust the bindings for the shortkey… (read more)

I'm used to using firefox in OSX but I've got some task that I have to complete on a Linux machine. I was wondering if there a way to adjust the bindings for the shortkeys so they resemble the key bindings in OSX?

Asked by sfp.kemp 3 days ago

Last reply by sfp.kemp 2 days ago

Firefox heavy spike and sometime freeze when PC is in high GPU usage

Hi I'm an Computer Vision engineer and I migrated from Chrome recently. The problem is, when I train a neural network and GPU utilization goes beyond 90% Firefox becomes … (read more)

Hi

I'm an Computer Vision engineer and I migrated from Chrome recently.

The problem is, when I train a neural network and GPU utilization goes beyond 90% Firefox becomes unusable and sometime freeze my whole PC entirely.

I'm not even talking about YouTube or video sites, just new tab is enough to cause problem.

This never happen in Chrome and I'm forced to keep using it every time I need to use GPU.

Is there any tip for this?

Asked by palm22180 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Right clicking a line is opening it in a new tab instead of showing me the normal context menu

I need to know how to get the browser back to its normal functionality. I cannot right click on pretty much anything without it opening something in a new tab. It's infur… (read more)

I need to know how to get the browser back to its normal functionality. I cannot right click on pretty much anything without it opening something in a new tab. It's infuriating and I can't find the answer on google. Does anyone have any solution? It breaks my workflow to the point where I am considering switching bowers. Have happily been using Firefox for 10 years without this problem. Reinstalling does nothing.

I think the real problem is that it opens the little context menu and then immediately clicks the first option. For example if I right-click a misspelled word it just fixes it automatically.

Asked by richard.lluttrell 3 days ago

Answered by richard.lluttrell 3 days ago

Please help! I lost all my Sync Data/Settings

Firefox refused my written password and I needed to reset it. Now I have no bookmarks, add-ons, logins, etc. I'm very disappointed it would do this. I've donated to the F… (read more)

Firefox refused my written password and I needed to reset it. Now I have no bookmarks, add-ons, logins, etc.

I'm very disappointed it would do this. I've donated to the Firefox project in the past.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Mitchell X. 3 days ago

How to remoave a cam from the dialog

Hi, I have following problem. If i start a meeting, like jitsi, I always be prompt for droidcam as camera but i use another android app. So how to remove that and setting… (read more)

Hi, I have following problem. If i start a meeting, like jitsi, I always be prompt for droidcam as camera but i use another android app. So how to remove that and setting up a new one as webcam. I know i can use my little smartphone but, for talking is it enough, but i have to typ words too and this is much more easy an the old laptop. So how can i remove the previous cam, remove it from the cache or what ever it is called, and add a new one without out buying an usb-cam!

greetings hendrik

Asked by hlehmbruch 3 days ago

Bookmark to a specific about:config setting ?

CentOS Linux finally upgraded FF 68esr to FF 82esr. Of course this had to break something. For years I have had a bookmark to "about:config?filter=signon.rememberSignoabo… (read more)

CentOS Linux finally upgraded FF 68esr to FF 82esr. Of course this had to break something. For years I have had a bookmark to "about:config?filter=signon.rememberSignoabout:config?filter=signon.rememberSignons" This allowed me to easily toggle on or off the prompt for my master password when I browsed a site for which I had stored credentials. This bookmark no longer works. It takes me to the generic about:config page but does not fill in the setting which I am looking for. Is there a way to fix this?

I used to have some sort of addon or other feature which allowed me to only unlock my saved credentials when I wanted to logon to a site. When that broke or went away I found the about:config setting and created a bookmark to it. Being prompted to unlock my stored credentials every time I hit a site for which I have credentials is very annoying. Leaving my credentials file unlocked is a security concern.

Any advice would be appreciated.

TIA,

Ken

Asked by r5igti 1 week ago

Last reply by r5igti 3 days ago

Initiating sync makes my entire computer slow and almost unresponsive

This seems to be a newish issue - as in, I think it has not been happening until at least a few weeks ago. The computer (linux) is always on, and firefox is also always r… (read more)

This seems to be a newish issue - as in, I think it has not been happening until at least a few weeks ago. The computer (linux) is always on, and firefox is also always running (except when I update to a new version). But I was not using the computer for a while. Today I sat at the computer expecting to see all my tabs that I sent to it via "send tab to device", but as soon as firefox started syncing, everything slowed down to a crawl (to the point where even typing to a terminal would have upwards to several seconds of lag). Weirdly, it doesn't seem as if there's a lot of CPU or IO being used, according to top and iotop - but I was seeing multiple "migration" processes (that went away after quitting firefox), suggesting that there are many threads doing very little work in aggregate. After googling a bit I tried setting sync.log.appender.console to Debug and looking at debug console, which didn't tell me anything interesting - it actually looks as if the sync itself completes fast. And, in fact, my bookmarks seem to have synced to today's state correctly. (restarting after updating to current version does not seem to help; running in safe mode also doesn't seem to help)

1) What's up? How do I stop this from happening?

2) How do I get my "sent" tabs? Even a list for the past 2 weeks would be fine. Working it out from browsing history would be ... a lot of needles in even more piles of hay.

Asked by xKiv 2 weeks ago

Last reply by xKiv 3 days ago

pdf viewer

I use an app that enables me to scan an expense to pdf, then opens the pdf file so I can see the details to enter the amount, supplier, expense type, date into the bookke… (read more)

I use an app that enables me to scan an expense to pdf, then opens the pdf file so I can see the details to enter the amount, supplier, expense type, date into the bookkeeping system to create the bookkeeping entry and attach the pdf to it. I use Firefox as my default browser (version 83.0). However, I cannot see the PDF data anymore - it is totally blank, so I cannot use the functionality. I have queried this with the bookkeeping support who say this is a browser issue. If I use another browser e.g. Opera the functionality works fine. Can anyone suggest whether this is a Firefox settings issue or suggest a fix? TIA

Asked by Pedro 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago