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Internet Options under Security allows you to Restrict Websites from ever connecting to your computer. I found, find this very helpful. But it doesn't seem to work in Fir… (read more)

Internet Options under Security allows you to Restrict Websites from ever connecting to your computer. I found, find this very helpful. But it doesn't seem to work in Firefox and you have no similar option!

Can you install this option for Firefox or set it up so the Internet Security options work for Firefox, or so that I can import the list of websites I never want connecting to my computer again?

Thanks, Walter.

Asked by whiz666 1 day ago

Yahoo mail sign-in issue

Out of the blue Yahoo mail (via Firefox) keeps forcing me to sign in over and over at intermittent intervals. From what I can tell the problem does not occur on IE. I tri… (read more)

Out of the blue Yahoo mail (via Firefox) keeps forcing me to sign in over and over at intermittent intervals. From what I can tell the problem does not occur on IE. I tried refreshing Firefox, emptying history and cache, making sure cookies aren't being deleted, etc. Nothing works. I'm assuming that since IE is fine the problem lies with Firefox. Desktop PC, Windows 8.1.

Any ideas?

Asked by buzzartist 4 days ago

Other bookmarks folder Bookmarks are not restored...

i made a backup of my bookmarks both json and html than i restored via file restore, tried both json and html with html i get nothing. with json i get all my latest bookm… (read more)

i made a backup of my bookmarks both json and html

than i restored via file restore, tried both json and html

with html i get nothing.

with json i get all my latest bookmarks EXCEPT the other bookmarks bookmarks that is empty...

i need them. they are the latest ones, i had not placed in folders yet... important

i tried a restore from latest days bookmarks backup, same, i just get the bookmarks folders of that day but the other bookmarks keeps empty...

thank you

Asked by info2509 18 hours ago

Once again... Updating to new FF r76.01) crapped all over my settings and tossed my add-ons.

How do I go about restoring ALL of the settings I had in FF r76 or whatever was current ten days ago? Settings includes add-ons that were installed as well as whether or … (read more)

How do I go about restoring ALL of the settings I had in FF r76 or whatever was current ten days ago? Settings includes add-ons that were installed as well as whether or not they were enabled as well as the individual settings for each add-on.

In other words, I would truly like to avoid updating Firefox unless I have at least a couple of days to waste. When I used to have things set so I would merely be informed when a new FF update is available whenever I start or restart FF, it seemed that FF was so unhappy with me not paying attention to it that it would cause problems with other applications or system utilities.

I have no reason why something caused FF to break other things just because I might have decided not to update it more than once a week. I cannot see how any new release short of Ff r68 (or whatever the point of no return with Quantum was) or a bug fix of epic proportions that I should be eagerly awaiting should mess things up if I decide not to bother with it immediately.

The deleted add-ons and strange new settings/configuration situations caused by FF upgrades could be easily remedied without causing users much if any stress if they had an option to make a full backup of the current FF installation with all installed add-ons (active or not), settings, etc. to a user-specified directory and filename.

That way, users could always revert back a release or three if they found something horribly wrong with the latest update that they did not notice in the previous recent update(s).

What would make things much easier for me and many others I am sure would be upgrades that changed no user custom configurations back to some defaults that render the UI almost unrecognizable and initially useless without a lot of restoration work. For example, why do the text menus I often use keep going away after updates occur? Why do I have to avoid following links to what might be interesting Web sites because all the the security and privacy enhancement add-ons I trust and know how to use from long experience have gone missing?

For me, a Web browser is the home of my UI to the Web and most of the tools, accessories, and links I find most useful on the Web. Essentially, the way I have FF set up by choice makes it my own personalized Web portal because even the Google Search page became too cluttered with announcements, disclaimers, and other distractions, when a simple Web query tool with an option for more advance queries was all I wanted.

Is there a way that I can quickly make this release of FF (r76.01) look, act, and function the same as the previous release did tend days ago? I mean I should not notice anything different now that I cannot adjust or bypass so that I only have to worry about important changes, such as enforcement of HTTPS:-only which I was doing with an EFF add-on long before it was built into FF.

Using the above analogy, would most FF users who deal with landlords, property management, or HOAs be thrilled if every time they came home from work they found the landscaping had changed, new interior decorations applied in every room, and their favorite comfortable furniture not where they left it, but it moved to different locations that do not fit well with their usual household routines (or maybe just thrown out entirely)?

I have nothing against meaningful changes to improve functionality, performance, or appearance; but having those changes made in one's carefully configured environment for use in conjunction with the Web for no important reason and without the ability to undo the majority of what has changed in ten minutes (maybe an hour for alterations necessitated by the Web itself changes suddenly at times of, oh say, the worst pandemic since before the first nodes on what is now known as the Internet were linked and communications established between them?

I would be thrilled if my list of installed add-ons (enabled or not) never changed unless there were some that truly would not work because of some necessary part of an browser upgrade. Ditto for the way I like text menus and dislike icons or entirely missing menus for about the same reason I dislike trying to make sense of Chinese road and building signage circa 1860.

I doubt I will bother to gripe about difficult to (mostly) repair Firefox upgrades a third time a few months from now, because the hassles they cause will probably be more irritating to me than caving in like most sheople and using some Chrome variant browser.

Really, I would like to know how to get as close to what I had in Firefox about ten days ago, excepting only absolutely necessary differences. It would be miraculous if I could repair the look, feel, and functionality that was lost in the upgrade to FF r76.01, especially if I could do the work in less time than it takes most people reading this rant to figure out that I do not enjoy proofreading, especially when there are riots in the streets in many U.S. cities, live on TV ... just what we need during an economic crisis caused by an ongoing pandemic.

Regards, Mark (thinking of browsers, cars, home machinery, entertainment gear with standardized UIs, appliance-style)

Asked by TMG 4 hours ago

The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.zoosk.com. This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

I keep getting this error when trying to login to zoosk.com: The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.zoosk.com. This proble… (read more)

I keep getting this error when trying to login to zoosk.com: The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.zoosk.com. This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

I went and deleted the cookies on this site.

I also went in my privacy and security under the cookies section and I added zoosk.com to ALLOW cookies for this site.

I tried logging in to the site again and I am still getting this same error.

I have no idea what to try next to solve this problem.

Sure would appreciate if anyone can help?

Thanks!

Asked by Joan Starzec 3 days ago