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Delete Data Held On Firefox Sync Server

I have some problematic settings that are continually syncing back to devices when signing in - I would like to understand how to wipe all my data from the sync servers t… (read more)

I have some problematic settings that are continually syncing back to devices when signing in - I would like to understand how to wipe all my data from the sync servers to essentially start fresh and push new data to the server from one device to then sync this to my other devices using Firefox.

Is it possible to remove ALL data synced from Firefox to the sync server?

Asked by Steven66 7 hours ago

Last reply by Steven66 2 hours ago

Annoying popups

Hi, Since this morning, for some unknown reason, when I place my cursor over a text section in my browser, one or two seconds later a rectangle appears below with the sam… (read more)

Hi, Since this morning, for some unknown reason, when I place my cursor over a text section in my browser, one or two seconds later a rectangle appears below with the same text inside (it does so with ALMOST all text, regardless of the fact that it is or isn't clickable, apparently, but it does not work with some text here and there – for instance on this very page). It does not correspond to anything I've (voluntarily) asked for, I haven't found anything in the FF settings that relates to this, and I do not think it has anything to do with the plugins I use, though it does correspond to my installing this add-on this morning: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-suspender/. Which I've temporarily deactivated... but the popup rectangles keep appearing. Does anyone know why these popups have started appearing all of a sudden, and can anyone help me figure out how to get rid of them? Thanks in advance. Best, jpg

Asked by jpg.lefilm 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Stop Firefox from suggesting root URLs of bookmarks

Is there a way to stop Firefox from suggesting/autocompleting the root URL of pages I've bookmarked? For example, say I've bookmarked https://www.mysite.com/pageone and … (read more)

Is there a way to stop Firefox from suggesting/autocompleting the root URL of pages I've bookmarked? For example, say I've bookmarked https://www.mysite.com/pageone and named it "My Site - Page 1". If I start typing "my" in the URL bar, the very first suggestion is https://www.mysite.com, instead of my bookmark.

NOTE: I have disabled ALL other suggestions other than bookmarks, including common/popular sites (i.e. typing "goo" will not autocomplete with google, because I have not bookmarked any google sites)

I didn't bookmark the root URL, so I don't want it to be suggested. Any way to disable this behavior?

Thanks!

Asked by zacharyjthompson 4 hours ago

Firefox reports incorrect time

Firefox: latest (86.0 at the moment of posting this question) OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 Problem: Firefox always reports time (to sites) in UTC (my correct timezone is UTC+7). Th… (read more)

Firefox: latest (86.0 at the moment of posting this question) OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5

Problem: Firefox always reports time (to sites) in UTC (my correct timezone is UTC+7). That refers to site like everytimezone.com.

At the same time, Google Chrome on the same system reports correct time.

System clocks are synced to external time servers, time drift is negligible (if any).

How can one make Firefox report correct time (preferably without any extensions)?

Asked by konstantin2 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How can I export my about:config from firefox developer edition to firefox browser?

I made changes to my about:config that improve the privacy of my browser, but I realized that I want to keep the default settings in firefox developer edition as I do web… (read more)

I made changes to my about:config that improve the privacy of my browser, but I realized that I want to keep the default settings in firefox developer edition as I do web development. Is there a way to export the about:config settings that I have modified to the normal version of firefox so that I can use it for personal stuff?

Asked by JSONman 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How do I add a favicon to a bookmarklet?

I would like to associate a favicon with a bookmarklet that I've created and offer on our library website. I want the favicon to be associated with the bookmarklet and t… (read more)

I would like to associate a favicon with a bookmarklet that I've created and offer on our library website. I want the favicon to be associated with the bookmarklet and to show next to the bookmark when it is added onto the bookmarks toolbar.

Asked by candacelebel 3 days ago

bookmarks, passwords

I updated Firefox, following instructions to save bookmarks and passwords, synching with another device and now it is all gone - no book marks, etc. Is it recoverable? … (read more)

I updated Firefox, following instructions to save bookmarks and passwords, synching with another device and now it is all gone - no book marks, etc. Is it recoverable?

Asked by petro_08332 3 days ago

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websites saying my browser needs to be updated but it already is

sometimes when i go to certain sites i use often, it says i need to update my browser to use certain features, but i already did update my browser to the latest update, a… (read more)

sometimes when i go to certain sites i use often, it says i need to update my browser to use certain features, but i already did update my browser to the latest update, apparently many websites keep saying im still in firefox 78 when i try to update it says its already updated to the latest version, is there any way to fix this without reinstalling firefox.

Asked by persistedsphinx 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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How can you disable image smoothing if firefox?

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoot… (read more)

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoothing of Firefox?

Asked by Super Scooper 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

prevent showing saved password

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing m… (read more)

Firefox has an option where you can see and copy saved passwords. is there any chance that i can block this or hide it. just a way that i can prevent people from seeing my saved passwords. thank you.

Asked by maaizikhalil 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

gmail

Please Help! Why am I all of a sudden getting this error message? I have been using Firefox for years and Gmail. Do you really want to use HTML Gmail? You're about to us… (read more)

Please Help! Why am I all of a sudden getting this error message? I have been using Firefox for years and Gmail.

Do you really want to use HTML Gmail?

You're about to use a version of Gmail designed for slower connections and legacy browsers. To get all of Gmail's features, including inbox categories, images and quick actions, please use the latest version of Gmail (recommended).

Take me to latest Gmail

Asked by Eva 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

title bar checkbox dissapeared

i updated firefox and my titlebar appeared (ive previously had no titlebar) how to i remove it now? there isnt a checkbox that used to be in customize could anyone help … (read more)

i updated firefox and my titlebar appeared (ive previously had no titlebar) how to i remove it now?

there isnt a checkbox that used to be in customize

could anyone help me remove the titlebar? im on Linux

Asked by mcdnvs 1 week ago

Last reply by mcdnvs 6 days ago

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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 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

SHA256 checksum for Firefox downloads

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be inc… (read more)

In order to mitigate supply chain attacks it would be useful to have a checksum published so that we can verify the file has downloaded appropriately. This should be included within the release notes.

Asked by linden1 1 week ago

Last reply by linden1 6 days ago

LastPass auto logout ability lost with FF v86.

I have LastPass extension on FF v86. It will logout of LP if I close the browser. However if I leave my PC unattended for >10 minutes LP is supposed to auto log off.… (read more)

I have LastPass extension on FF v86. It will logout of LP if I close the browser.

However if I leave my PC unattended for >10 minutes LP is supposed to auto log off. I have checked the settings in LP and they are set correctly.

LP still functions as it should when using the Opera browser.

I have reinstalled the LP extension. No change.

Thank you, Parrott_head

Asked by Parrott_head 6 days ago

i cannot tick boxes anymore on firefox (mac user)

bold text many issues lately with firefox. cannot tick boxes(tick is not being placed when i choose a box), cannot use search bars (no response) etc I cant even tick the … (read more)

bold text many issues lately with firefox. cannot tick boxes(tick is not being placed when i choose a box), cannot use search bars (no response) etc I cant even tick the ox further down on this form that allows me to be notified when someone answers this question..I've supported firefox since its beginning and its a great engine but it becomes mode difficult to use. can u help?

Asked by steliosmakridis13 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox refresh deleted all logins

Firefox updated on my work machine concurrent to a machine self-restart and VPN update. The VPN update bricked my access to shared drives for my work network so I assumed… (read more)

Firefox updated on my work machine concurrent to a machine self-restart and VPN update. The VPN update bricked my access to shared drives for my work network so I assumed the issue lie somewhere with lack of internet access and inability to connect to said network. Now the VPN is up and running with normal file access restored, but all my FireFox info is gone. I see on my desktop a file called Old FireFox data and begin googling the recovery process. I generated a new profile in FireFox and copied over all files from the old profile to the new including key4.db and logins.json to no avail.

There are no passwords, no login info, no cookies, no bookmarks, nothing is left. Also, I cannot copy any of these files. I can only move them for some reason. I've tried to back up these files, but they are move-only somehow.

Any advice?

Asked by stuart.blood 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

firefox crashing on latest ESR version

Hello! Our company has had this issue since May of 2020. out of 170 users, we will have 3 or 4 users per day crashing at random times. we cannot recreate the crashing on … (read more)

Hello! Our company has had this issue since May of 2020. out of 170 users, we will have 3 or 4 users per day crashing at random times. we cannot recreate the crashing on demand, its random times, random pcs. we are running the latest ESR version we do have a handful of PCs on the non ESR version also crashing. nothing in their extensions. we have tried running in safe mode and renaming the storage folder for some of the repeat users PCs but the crashing persists after a few days. we had all users refresh firefox but it will also happen again after a few days. we have tried setting a different home page for some users but they still get it. the only fix is to reinstall firefox and it will work fine for a few days but then will happen again. when they are in the crash cycle, nothing will get FF to open, only reinstall. FF is the default browser since some of our vendors require it. any help would be appreciated!

here are some of the users crash reports. I cant tell what is causing the crashes. we do have mcafee AV and have tested removing Endpoint security modules but still got crashing.

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/d55b4ffe-25f9-4616-b80f-821650210218#tab-annotations https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/689631fb-cfc7-4075-a8ef-8ef570201211 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/2639bd02-ea96-4fee-9a7f-49ed90201211 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/436b3247-9e8a-4613-902e-3e2510201211 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/9f111752-45c8-4e00-b047-d57be0201211

JK https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/00b1479a-ca32-4169-abde-4e1c60210208 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/2968b7d8-4b91-414e-aecd-1a6a50210218#tab-modules

JD https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1bebf49d-7bdd-4d96-b0e8-251fb0201231#tab-modules https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/c142fa1e-b2c5-4b73-8d9c-c6aac0201231 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/c142fa1e-b2c5-4b73-8d9c-c6aac0201231

AM https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/a3b76044-f188-4f6d-b9ee-531df0210210 https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/80f6eb1e-dd67-4e02-abd1-bfe0f0210202#tab-modules

Asked by gdonohue 1 week ago