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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 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Memory retention

Three seperate android versions, seperate manufacturers as well, browsing history will not delete. Upgrading FF version does not help. Multiple attempts and 'forced stop … (read more)

Three seperate android versions, seperate manufacturers as well, browsing history will not delete. Upgrading FF version does not help. Multiple attempts and 'forced stop -cache cleaning' helps sometimes. I have been watching this for over six months and it seems intentional. I have been installing and recommending FF since it was just the little lizard with no mammalian characteristics ;) I cannot continue currently installing you're software untill this is fixed. Microsoft edge runs cleaner now... WTF?

Asked by mlasarko1 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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can not read bangla font

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread. dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correct… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread.

dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 1 month ago

Last reply by mnahid95 4 weeks 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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Font Smoothing

I just posted a question and finally found the term for the problem: it's called Font Smoothing and I can't figure out how to do it. Every font displays broken up. T… (read more)

I just posted a question and finally found the term for the problem: it's called Font Smoothing and I can't figure out how to do it. Every font displays broken up. The problem started around November.

Asked by duffyhurwin 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Unable to access addons since BING hi jacked my google

FredMcD replied to my Bing problem with Firefox, but sadly despite trying several ways as soon as I click on add-on my page just goes blank. Tools add-on same blank page… (read more)

FredMcD replied to my Bing problem with Firefox, but sadly despite trying several ways as soon as I click on add-on my page just goes blank.

Tools add-on same blank page, same with Firefox page click on the three lines scroll down to add on blank screen comes up.

When I googled this problem there were several videos that stated it was a virus, I have Malwarebytes premium so I have also contacted them for their assistance. Bing or any other of the sites listed SafeSearch etc. none are listed in my files list so nothing to delete.

Is it worth deleting Firefox and then next day download it fresh, or is the bad add-on just lurking ready to attach itself again.

Asked by Robin S 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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jscher2000

I couldn't reply to your email. Places database. k: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches… (read more)

I couldn't reply to your email. Places database. k: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches - Unable to invalidate caches > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

There is nothing in the Library, not even backups.

Asked by MozSupIsCrap 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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Unable to Login to Co-operative Bank Online

This problem has only appeared in the past few days. No response after selecting Online Login to Co-operative Bank. This works perfectly correctly when using Google Chrom… (read more)

This problem has only appeared in the past few days. No response after selecting Online Login to Co-operative Bank.

This works perfectly correctly when using Google Chrome

dupe. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1322049

Asked by Tom Turner 1 month ago

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My addons such as adblock, privacy blocker etc,

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how man… (read more)

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how many sites have been blocked. I asked this question a little earlier today and one community member said to click on the >> at the left of the tool bar. I do not have any of those marks on my tool bar. Any other suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by Sonyy89 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 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 ...) ...@+++...

A support question does not exist in this thread. If you have a legitimate issue and wish to request for support, start a new question: /questions/new

Asked by Mister.BIXS 1 month 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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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