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Firefox Tracking Protection and extension overlap?

There is no shortage of privacy protection plugins, which I consider to be a good thing However, Firefox also has tracking protection on board itself. This leaves me wond… (read more)

There is no shortage of privacy protection plugins, which I consider to be a good thing However, Firefox also has tracking protection on board itself. This leaves me wondering if and how much overlap there is between these privacy protection plugins and Firefox tracking protection and if having both or multiple of these enabled, isn't simply overkill?

To illustrate, I have tracking protection set to strict. In addition, I use EFF Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, NoScript and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials.

If I have Firefox tracking protection set to strict, do I still need Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials? These seem to cover the same functionality but one may be better than the other. How do I know which to choose? (NoScript is more a security feature, so that's another matter).

Asked by joopberis 5 months ago

Last reply by joopberis 5 months ago

Speedtest.net upload fails and wireless network disconnects ONLY with Firefox

Firefox 80.0 (64-bit), Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Insider build Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.487) This just started in the last 30 days or so. When run a speedtest in FF, th… (read more)

Firefox 80.0 (64-bit), Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Insider build Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.487) This just started in the last 30 days or so. When run a speedtest in FF, the download speed is significantly lower that in a different browser, and more importantly, the upload test fails, and my wireless network disconnects. I have checked my network logs and I see no blocking taking place. I disabled DoH in FF settings and experienced the same results. Please observe screenshots, below. Note, I first noticed this in Version 79, but it's possible that it began earlier. I don't run speed tests frequently. Site = https://www.speedtest.net/ Connections = Multi Photos 1 & 2 are from within Firefox. Photo # 3 shows the identical test run on the same PC from Vivaldi Browser. I have tested after disabling extensions, and even from a private window, all with the same resuls. Please advise. Thank you! Pete M.

Asked by Pete 4 months ago

Last reply by Pete 4 months ago

firefox out of disk space

I keep getting the message 'Firefox is running out disk space'. Now it seems it is out and I can't download anything. I went through the Firefox manage data suggestions,… (read more)

I keep getting the message 'Firefox is running out disk space'. Now it seems it is out and I can't download anything. I went through the Firefox manage data suggestions, emptied the cache. It didn't help. I on Windows 7 ASUS desktop.

What do I need to do?

Asked by parkercreekfarm 1 week ago

Last reply by parkercreekfarm 2 days ago

An important Bookmark folder disappeared again!

I wanted to report that an important Bookmark folder disappeared again! I had reported it before and had to start a new Question to report it again. I was able to to fin… (read more)

I wanted to report that an important Bookmark folder disappeared again! I had reported it before and had to start a new Question to report it again. I was able to to find it again in an Exported Bookmarks file but it wastes my times and adds to my stress level. I certainly cannot explain why it has happened.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 3 days ago

How do I get Firefox 84.0 to render spaces between lines correctly in Goolge sheets/docs?

Hello For some strange reason, a strange problem started happening one week ago or so. Spaces between lines do not show up in Google sheets or Google docs in Firefox. The… (read more)

Hello

For some strange reason, a strange problem started happening one week ago or so. Spaces between lines do not show up in Google sheets or Google docs in Firefox. Therefore text lines look like cluttered. I did a test: I logged out of my Firefox account and created a new profile to work with. That did fix the issue. Nonetheless, the problem happened again after synchronizing the new profile with my Firefox account.

Moreover, the problem happens regardless of the font type used in Google sheets/docs.

Right after loading the corresponding google sheet/doc, there is a message, sometimes, saying something like "Some fonts cannot be loaded. Please try again later"

Does anyone have any idea to fix this? My setup is: Firefox: 84.0 Ubuntu 18.04 with LXDE.

Please find a screenshot displaying the problem in attachment. Thanks in advance!

Asked by thosecars822 1 week ago

Last reply by thosecars822 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

Last reply by RemySecor 16 hours ago

Cannot access my Yahoo email account

bold text I continue to receive the following message when I try to access my Yahoo email account: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to guce.… (read more)

bold text I continue to receive the following message when I try to access my Yahoo email account:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to guce.yahoo.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

This was occurring for a couple of weeks before the 84.0.1 update and continues now. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. (Screenshot attached)

Asked by kellrikki 1 week ago

Last reply by kellrikki 6 days ago

browser display - top menu bar not scrolling with rest of page

Hello, I update Wordpress pages on downtownlanguages.org. The past couple of days, the site's top menu bar covers up the page headings on all the pages and does not scrol… (read more)

Hello, I update Wordpress pages on downtownlanguages.org. The past couple of days, the site's top menu bar covers up the page headings on all the pages and does not scroll with the rest of the page. I don't know if this is a Firefox problem or a Wordpress problem. The pages display correctly in MS Edge and on my iPad. To my knowledge, I've done nothing in WordPress to cause this to happen. I have refreshed Firefox and cleared startup cache but it did not resolve the problem. Please help. Thank you! See https://downtownlanguage.org/donate for an example.

Asked by mewins 1 week ago

Last reply by mewins 4 days ago

Certain Websites slow to load

OS: Windows 10-64 Home or Windows 10-64 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685) with all current updates Firefox: 84.0.2 (64-bit) For about a week now a few websites are … (read more)

OS: Windows 10-64 Home or Windows 10-64 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685) with all current updates Firefox: 84.0.2 (64-bit)


For about a week now a few websites are taking a long time to load on my 4 PCs (examples: ebay.com, walmart.com, pch.com). If I click the link on the search page it takes almost 30 sec to load, right click and open in a new tab same time, and open a new tab and type or paste address the same amount of time. Most other website open almost immediately.

The issue does not resolve in safe-mode or if I manually disable add-ons. I'm using the default theme.

All websites load without issue on Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Big Steve 1 week ago

Last reply by Big Steve 3 days ago

Forefox launches but only displays a blank page, can't load any pages or even settings/about:config

Hi all, I've got an offline 2008R2 workstation with Firefox 65.0.2 installed, just recently it will only display a blank page. Clicking options does nothing as does navi… (read more)

Hi all,


I've got an offline 2008R2 workstation with Firefox 65.0.2 installed, just recently it will only display a blank page. Clicking options does nothing as does navigating to about:config, it just sits on the blank page and doesn't react.

I've tried to reinstall the current version, the latest stable and the latest ESR with no change. I made sure to delete the following each time: C:\Program Files (x86)\*mozilla* C:\Program Files\*mozilla* C:\ProgramData\Mozilla C:\Users\Me\AppData\*\Mozilla Computer\HKLM\SOFTWARE\*mozilla*

Nobody knows of any recent changes to the workstation I've turned off AV Windows logs don't show anything Starting FF in safe mode does the exact same thing

Additionally I'm not allowed to take any screenshots or anything off it. :(

I highly appreciate any advice anyone has!

Asked by meshuggener 1 month ago

Last reply by meshuggener 2 days ago

WebRTC example, video playback not working

The sample example at given following link not working on Firefox version 84.0.2 (64-bit). Video plaback is not happening. https://mdn-samples.mozilla.org/s/webrtc-captu… (read more)

The sample example at given following link not working on Firefox version 84.0.2 (64-bit). Video plaback is not happening. https://mdn-samples.mozilla.org/s/webrtc-capturestill/

Other applications using WebRTC have same issues. Please reply.

Asked by send2jitu 1 week ago

Last reply by send2jitu 6 days ago

uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (read more)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 2 weeks ago

Last reply by gombszem 5 days ago

When Print Preview is selected, the Bookmarks are always scrolled to the top of the listing.

When Print Preview is selected, the Bookmarks are always scrolled to the top of the listing. This is very inconvenient when you want to go back to where you were when you… (read more)

When Print Preview is selected, the Bookmarks are always scrolled to the top of the listing. This is very inconvenient when you want to go back to where you were when you have thousands of Bookmarks. I would like to have Firefox fixed so it doesn't do this.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 3 days ago

Two FF windows open when I click a link in Outlook

I'm using Outlook in my iMac Pro running Big Sur 11.1, and when I click a link in an email, two FF windows open, one with my default homepage and the other from the link… (read more)

I'm using Outlook in my iMac Pro running Big Sur 11.1, and when I click a link in an email, two FF windows open, one with my default homepage and the other from the link.

This only happens when FF isn't already open.

I've adjusted the settings to no avail, and then reset FF but the problem remains.

It doesn't do this with other browsers when set as the default, just FF.

I see other posts relating to this issue, but cannot find the solution - if there is one?

Thank you.

Asked by aisling.nightwind 1 week ago

Last reply by aisling.nightwind 2 days ago

Nightly can't update itself and opens only on 2nd time

Hi! More than a month ago, I realised that my firefox nightly version is few months old. It couldn't update itself, everytime I tried to use update function, after restar… (read more)

Hi! More than a month ago, I realised that my firefox nightly version is few months old. It couldn't update itself, everytime I tried to use update function, after restarting browser it didn't udpate and it didn't even restart, just close itself. So I downloaded latest version from mozilla site to update. But now I remembered that moment and checked what version I have. Guess what, it's that version I downloaded back then. And I can't update it still. I don't know what the error is, but I know what it's connected to it. Every time I open firefox I have to open it double. First opening does literally nothing, and I have to open it 2nd time to open it.

Asked by Qbsoon 1 week ago

Last reply by Qbsoon 22 hours ago

Amazon Prime Video not playing 1080p

For month and several versions of Firefox (now running on 84.0.2 64bits), videos on Amazon Prime Video cannot play in 1080p even when video quality in settings clearly in… (read more)

For month and several versions of Firefox (now running on 84.0.2 64bits), videos on Amazon Prime Video cannot play in 1080p even when video quality in settings clearly indicates the required internet speed is available for 1080p quality (sorry for the french language in the screen-capture but the number of 6.84Go is visible and it is the required speed for 1080p).

I run on Windows 10, I have a download speed of 767Mbps (checked with https://www.speedtest.net) with a maximum of 1000Mbps download connection, I tried on two different laptops, tried with Firefox Nightly (currently 86.0a1 64bits version) and nothing works.

There used to be a trick that worked until about last August : you had to search the title of the movie you wanted to watch in the Amazon Prime Video search-bar, press enter and click on the play icon of the movie. Any other time you clicked on the play icon, only HD was available but with the trick you could still get 1080p. Annoying but working. Now the trick doesn't work, internet is not helpful, although I'm glad (so to speak) to see that I'm not the only one with this issue.

Any help is appreciated, thank you in advance.

Asked by mike_powel 1 week ago

Last reply by mike_powel 6 days ago

Firefox 84.0.1 Autoplay

Until a couple of weeks ago, Firefox (don't know which version but update is automatic) handled media the way I wanted: videos (e.g. YouTube and other similar sites) did … (read more)

Until a couple of weeks ago, Firefox (don't know which version but update is automatic) handled media the way I wanted: videos (e.g. YouTube and other similar sites) did NOT start automatically but after I operated the play control the video started with audio enabled. Then I noticed that on some sites audio was disabled when the video started, so I decided to investigate. After spending HOURS reading all the information, trying out settings described Firefox Support, browsing fora where similar / related issues are discussed, refreshing and - eventually - re-installing Firefox, I just cannot get it to work. Until attempting to get this to work the way it did before, I had NEVER configured autoplay in Firefox options. Not had I EVER configured autoplay for an individual website. So, evidently, I don't understand it. Currently, Firefox 84.0.1 autoplay is set (in options, permissions) to Block audio and video but videos start automatically with audio. No settings for individual websites. What I want is that videos DO NOT start automatically but that audio IS enabled when I start the video. Can anyone advise me how to configure that?

Asked by xoao 2 weeks ago

Last reply by xoao 6 days ago

How to stop Huffington Post autoplay?

I've disabled autoplay in Firefox just like every other sane person. Nevertheless, Huffington Post still manages to evade it. When I visit a page, autoplay is blocked. Bu… (read more)

I've disabled autoplay in Firefox just like every other sane person. Nevertheless, Huffington Post still manages to evade it. When I visit a page, autoplay is blocked. But if I leave it for any reason -- go to another tab, click a link and come back -- it starts autoplaying. First of all, how do they do this, and why doesn't the Firefox setting work in all instances? And second, how do I make it stop?

Asked by pjcamp 1 week ago

Last reply by pjcamp 6 days ago