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is it safe to delete "app.normandy" in about:config? It over rides Do Not Install Studies preferences.

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate … (read more)

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate in any study. Under Privacy and Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use, I unchecked the box to DISALLOW studies. ~ I am NOT enrolled in any study according to about:studies ~

--> How can I stop this? Can I delete all these "app.normandy."options in the about:config window without breaking the browser? Or do I set all or some to False? I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

~ The bigger question: Why is Firefox is inserting these 'studies' surreptiously irregardless of the options I set? ~

I deliberately stopped installing upgrades after v.84 to avoid problems caused by unannounced changes to functionality and the interface. Especially after the terrible changes to the print function which I encountered using another computer. But this disruptive, unwanted Print experiment appeared on this PC, despite not updating.

Thank you to the helpful moderators who can identify which about:config options we can change to false to roll back changes. However, it is not beneficial to make us waste hours to hunt these down.


"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

Asked by plew29881 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Retore Partial bookmark library

I want to restore part of a large bookmark library, say 100 out of 800. I have both HDMI and JSON backups but they seem to want to only restore the entire library. I seem… (read more)

I want to restore part of a large bookmark library, say 100 out of 800. I have both HDMI and JSON backups but they seem to want to only restore the entire library. I seem to be constantly "loosing" segments of my bookmarks. Some time later, they seem to show back up.???

Asked by Taz-D 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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VPN problems

VPN will not turn on see images. See sequence of images, in screen shot 4 VPN is on task bar, after clicking VPN on task bar The next three events take place. dupe. https… (read more)

VPN will not turn on see images. See sequence of images, in screen shot 4 VPN is on task bar, after clicking VPN on task bar The next three events take place.

dupe. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318927

Asked by nzauman 2 months ago

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HTML bookmark import from chrome not working nevermind

edit: lmao i figured it out, actually i was just being stupid! don't know how to delete this question though, so, the stupidity continues! i just switched to firefox and … (read more)

edit: lmao i figured it out, actually i was just being stupid! don't know how to delete this question though, so, the stupidity continues!

i just switched to firefox and wanted to import my bookmarks from chrome. when i tried to import it directly from chrome, it worked just fine, but it pulled off an older bookmarks data from chrome before i had cleaned it out deleting, like, probably over a hundred of them and before saving some other new ones, so i decided to delete those and start from scratch and instead import my current set up via html. unfortunately, under my bookmarks library it looks like they imported alright but they don't show up on my actual bookmarks toolbar at all? i'm 100% i made an extremely simple mistake i'm gonna feel like a real fool for not realizing, but as of right now i don't understand where i went wrong :') screencap included to show how my library shows up + how my toolbar is, additionally don't judge my bookmarks i know i'm a nerd, i'm ashamed, it's christmas cut me some slack :')

Asked by a.post 2 months ago

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Panel to left of Left Panel

Hello again: I just asked the question about the panel to the left of the left panel... My reason for wanting to remove this new 'panel' is because I can not see the full… (read more)

Hello again:

I just asked the question about the panel to the left of the left panel...

My reason for wanting to remove this new 'panel' is because I can not see the full text of my emails now unless I close the Left Panel.

I do have a wide computer monitor... never had a problem viewing my emails until FF installed the upgrade to 84.0.1.

Thanks

John R

Asked by jrudz00 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Transfer various email files in a folder in ThunderBird to a bookmark folder on the same computer

Transfer various email files in a folder in ThunderBird to a bookmark folder on the same computer. I started a project not to long ago. I received various emails trying t… (read more)

Transfer various email files in a folder in ThunderBird to a bookmark folder on the same computer.

I started a project not to long ago. I received various emails trying to help out. Since I have 2 computers I would like to combine all the emails onto my primary laptop. Once this done, I would like to create a new file in the bookmark section and transfer everything into it. Copy and paste does not work and I do not often use links except when I create V lockups in Excel.

Can what I what to do be done??? Both computers are Windows 10. I really would like some input on this matter.

Thanks in advance,

Bruce

Asked by Bruce Lague 2 months ago

Last reply by Matt 2 months ago

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Audio

Regarding my audio cutting out ? At first I was getting info about changing a Cookie setting to secure. Now I get this: The character encoding of a framed document was no… (read more)

Regarding my audio cutting out ?

At first I was getting info about changing a Cookie setting to secure.

Now I get this: The character encoding of a framed document was not declared. The document may appear different if viewed without the document framing it.

Asked by joe.parisella 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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This new politically correct lexicon causes problems and solves nothing

This is absolutely ridiculous, Mozilla. I was going through the privacy settings on Firefox today and was reading about "primary password" to see if it is a feature I mig… (read more)

This is absolutely ridiculous, Mozilla. I was going through the privacy settings on Firefox today and was reading about "primary password" to see if it is a feature I might want to use to control my passwords. NOT control people. Just passwords. And then I saw it. This inane explanation that the word "master" somehow perpetuates racism. This is NOT true. The term master, like every word in the dictionary, has multiple meanings in multiple contexts. In the context of passwords, it in no way, shape, or form "perpetuates racism" or "exclude" or "damage" people. We are talking about passwords! Do you know what DOES damage people and promote unnecessary awkwardness among people?? Garbage like this. Trying to surgically change normal, everyday words and impute some dark, sinister, nefarious, or otherwise negative meaning to perfectly innocent words and forms of expression with absolutely zero tie-in to past historical phenomena that occurred across the entire globe. This constant word policing causes more damage, more hurt feelings, more social strife, because it puts everyone on eggshells, constantly worried that the slightest utterance of a syllable is going to be taken the wrong way and used to accuse innocent people of horrible and unthinkable malice. This is a very WRONG approach to take, Mozilla. You are perpetuating and exacerbating ignorance and tension where no tension should be present. You are part of the problem, not the solution.

Asked by iploya 2 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 months ago

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Allow local http://

As a casual web developer I have a few sites that run on my Windows 10 system. Until today, when v84.0.1 was installed, I could access my installation of phymyadmin with … (read more)

As a casual web developer I have a few sites that run on my Windows 10 system. Until today, when v84.0.1 was installed, I could access my installation of phymyadmin with http://pma. That is no longer possible. Even though History shows recent use of that URL, explicit entering of "http://pma" is converted to https and connection fails. Privacy & Security 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode' is already set. I see no reason why I need SSL for connections to my own system. Please advise.

Asked by truckeesolutions 2 months ago

Answered by truckeesolutions 2 months ago

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Changing URL status bar background/text color

When I'm hovering the mouse over a link, a URL status bar appears at the bottom of the window. Is there any way to change the background and text color of that URL status… (read more)

When I'm hovering the mouse over a link, a URL status bar appears at the bottom of the window. Is there any way to change the background and text color of that URL status bar? I'm attaching an image showing what is that status bar.


Thanks, Itai

Asked by itai590 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

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problem woth a webside

I was unable to go on the : www.glance.intuit.com with a Technical Support Team to resolve an error. a screen popped up: We can connect to the server. How can I check tha… (read more)

I was unable to go on the : www.glance.intuit.com with a Technical Support Team to resolve an error. a screen popped up: We can connect to the server. How can I check that firefox has permission to access to the web?

Asked by vicfrusciante 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Other Bookmarks popped up in Toolbar

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Book… (read more)

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Bookmarks but it is still in my Toolbar. How do I remove, Other Bookmarks from my Toolbar?

Asked by BigMetalWally 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Stop the shackles, LIVE FREEDOM !!!...

SIMPLE... look... I'm on MY !!!... computer !... And it's MY !!!... firefox !... SO.... It's up to ME !!! ... to decide ALL THE Settings of MY firefox !!!!! ..... ... Eve… (read more)

SIMPLE... look... I'm on MY !!!... computer !... And it's MY !!!... firefox !... SO.... It's up to ME !!! ... to decide ALL THE Settings of MY firefox !!!!! ..... ... Even... if I don't want to "upgrade" anymore !!!!! ..... especialy to =>to keep MY settings !!!!!..... So, what do you think about, a screen, to fix ALL MY DECISIONS, PROTECTIONS, upgrades, blockages, filters, permissions.... scales, colors... ect... ect... Where, you can take MY informations... to put THEM !!!!... in your upgrad and not your DESTROYED !!!!!..... OR... PLEASE... can you tell me... where is the page, to learn HOW to develop YOUR-firefox !!!... OR... if, from firefox 1.0, it's time for me... to go to chrome, or the new-edge ?????..... ... Have a good END-YEAR !!!... (YES, the beginig's done !...) (an idea ... maybe a save point for user characteristics ... like ... windows ??? ...I ... I say that ... but I said NOTHING? ... Okay ...) ...@+++...

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Asked by Mister.BIXS 1 month ago