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Clarification about JNLP files

Hello all, I've read some bug reports and discussions about the JNLP files blocked in Firefox ( JNLP should be treated as executable , Should not treat JNLP files as Exec… (read more)

Hello all,

I've read some bug reports and discussions about the JNLP files blocked in Firefox ( JNLP should be treated as executable , Should not treat JNLP files as Executables (revert bug 1392955) on ESR-68 , Improve usability for JNLP and other executables and JNLP should not be considered an executable extension ). All I'm understanding is it has been blocked since Firefox 67, then "allowed" back again, then blocked for security purposes in Firefox 78. To sum it up, the bug 1576762 is still open, JNLP are still blocked. Nowadays, it's not possible to directly launch a JNLP file, you've got to download it and run it thereafter. Am I right ?

Also, I've taken note of the Firefox ESR release "too late". I've installed the "mainstream" Firefox release on a server in order to be remotely used by end users (via a RDS server, only to browse a internal website, they can't browse the web). What are the results/differences/cons (except the extended support) ?

Thanks in advance for your replies. Jo.

Asked by datboxistrash 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 43 minutes ago

Needed: Implementing two factor authentication (2FA) on an existing Office 365 TB account

My institution uses Office 365 (Exchange) (O365) for email. It will soon be implementing Duo 2-factor authentication (2FA). I am using TB with the Exquilla add-on, which… (read more)

My institution uses Office 365 (Exchange) (O365) for email. It will soon be implementing Duo 2-factor authentication (2FA). I am using TB with the Exquilla add-on, which works perfectly on the current system. I use TB only for email (not calendar, etc.).

I would like to know exactly how to implement 2FA in my current O365 TB account, and how it will work afterwards. Also, perhaps what the most common glitches are for this change and how to address them.

At the risk of being ridiculed.... I am using TB 60.9.1. I presume that it will not trigger the Duo 2FA screen (or will it?). I am happy to upgrade TB to at least v68 to get the OAuth2 option in Account Settings, but after doing so, how exactly will it work? Will I need to do the 2FA thing every time TB runs, every time my browser opens, etc? Are there any particular issues with O365 using TB 2FA?

I am trying to avoid even a temporary interruption in email access via TB since the O365 web Outlook interface is so intolerable....

Thank you for your patience and any help.

Asked by harrisal 45 minutes ago

disable automatic updates in 81

I cant seem to be able to disable automatic updates. Firefox updates automaticly in background at work and then crashes my tab and all my work gets lost when it has to u… (read more)

I cant seem to be able to disable automatic updates. Firefox updates automaticly in background at work and then crashes my tab and all my work gets lost when it has to update. Its really annoying.

Iv tried searching for settings and using about:config, changin app.update.auto to false. It keeps updating anyway...

Asked by ivar.forss 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 53 minutes ago

Export 'Managed Exceptions' to blocked cookies

I got a new laptop. I keep my security tight and block most cookies and trackers, and enter the URL's I wish to allow into "Manage Exceptions." How can I export all those… (read more)

I got a new laptop. I keep my security tight and block most cookies and trackers, and enter the URL's I wish to allow into "Manage Exceptions." How can I export all those URLs to my new laptop?

Asked by vbskoftn 4 hours ago

incorrect password

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name … (read more)

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name (email address) and my primary password. I am definitely entering them correctly on the new machine yet firefox insists it is wrong. I checked the password in the account settings of my usual machine, under "accounts.firefox" on Firefox's Lockwise (aka logins & passwords) page and indeed I am using the correct email & password. I also searched my email to make sure that I did not change my password and forgot that I had done so. So how can this be?

Asked by KalaDude 12 hours ago

Last reply by BILL 6 hours ago

Is there a way to get Firefox to stop asking for smart card PIV/CCID/OpenPGP PINs on startup?

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to stop Firefox from continually asking for the PINs to smartcards that it discovers through p11-kit-proxy with pcscd. E… (read more)

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to stop Firefox from continually asking for the PINs to smartcards that it discovers through p11-kit-proxy with pcscd. Everytime I start firefox I am currently unloading the module to prevent Firefox from asking me for the PINs to smartcards it does not need access to

Asked by thesunistoolong 14 hours ago

Cannot clear an item from my search history, so it gets suggested even after clearing my data

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there. Now anytime I want to cre… (read more)

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there.

Now anytime I want to create a blank tab and I type "about:blank" it automatically includes the backslash.

Because this phrase/command doesn't show up in my search history, even after clearing all of my data, Firefox keeps "helpfully" popping that backslash into the field whenever I start to type the command.

How can I make Firefox forget I ever made this stupid typo?! (Would clearing "Site Preferences" and/or "Offline Web Site Data" work? I admit I haven't cleared those two things.)

Asked by rachaelly 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 21 hours ago

Thunderbird with global password

... if I launch thunderbird it prompt for pwd : if I click on te "X" of the window (to abort pwd input) thunderbird close correctly, BUT, if I press "Cancel" button it op… (read more)

... if I launch thunderbird it prompt for pwd : if I click on te "X" of the window (to abort pwd input) thunderbird close correctly, BUT, if I press "Cancel" button it opens the main window and so everyone can have a look at my emails !  ;-) ...

Thanks, Walter

Asked by walterdapo 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 22 hours ago

Thunderbird October 20 update required by Yahoo - Authentication not supported???

Using Toad-Hall instructions of 8/27/20, I went to the incoming server setting and changed it from "Normal Password" to "OAuth2" and did the same for outgoing server. I … (read more)

Using Toad-Hall instructions of 8/27/20, I went to the incoming server setting and changed it from "Normal Password" to "OAuth2" and did the same for outgoing server. I closed Thunderbird then opened it. When I opened it I did not get any prompt for access from Yahoo. I then tried to send an email to myself and to my Husband's yahoo email and I got a notice on both saying "the Imap server does not support the selected authentication method. Please change the authentication method in Account Settings Outgoing server SMTP". I changed it all back to "Normal Password" and everything is currently working fine. I am 74 years old and not a tecky person. Please explain in simple steps what I am supposed to do to enable me to continue to use Thunderbird. I have used Thunderbird for about 20 years and would hate to have it go away. Thank you for your response and I know this change is happening tomorrow. Claudia

Asked by ClaudiaSpaulding 1 day ago

Last reply by sfhowes 1 day ago

password reveal via history link recall?

I just discovered a gigantic security flaw. If I go back in my history, I can pull up a website such as Experian credit boost. When I pull it up, The logon screen appear… (read more)

I just discovered a gigantic security flaw. If I go back in my history, I can pull up a website such as Experian credit boost. When I pull it up, The logon screen appears and I can see the number of digits that my password contains. NOW I thought that was very bad, however, I can click on the eyeball and the password is fully revealed. what is this about?? I mean anyone with access to this history link can get my password??? As a lifelong insurance man, I am very paranoid about security but broke down and started using Lockwise. Does that have anything to do with it? Need help immediatly.

Asked by benjamincola 1 day ago

Password cannot run well

Hello! I have a such problem. The thing is I need to use one Chinese site but when I try to log in the system changes my password automatically! I mean my password, for e… (read more)

Hello! I have a such problem. The thing is I need to use one Chinese site but when I try to log in the system changes my password automatically! I mean my password, for example, 123456789 and the system makes it "P:KJHGHVcfbvnm,nbhg. I can log in on other browser and on cell phone browser, but it`s very troublesome and almost impossible on Mozilla. What should I do? Help me, please! I need exactly Mozilla.

Asked by handarhaevayu 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

my microphone does not work for you

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не … (read more)

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не работает! Все настройки и разрешения я выполнил! В Опере работает - у вас не работает!

Asked by blackprw 1 day ago

Thunderbird addons require "Full and Unrestricted Access to Thunderbird and your computer"

Hello to all people devoted to maintaining the best email client After upgrading to TB78, I noticed that some addons require "Full and Unrestricted Access to Thunderbird … (read more)

Hello to all people devoted to maintaining the best email client

After upgrading to TB78, I noticed that some addons require "Full and Unrestricted Access to Thunderbird and your computer" in order to be installed. I must say that I find this requirement alarming and unjustified (to say the least). As an individual I would never provide such permissions to my PC and to a program such as an email client which I use to communicate sensitive personal and/or corporate information (depending on its use). Searching for info on the issue, I came along some posts that are mentioning this has always been the case but now, after the upgrade, is finally being populated. Being a long term user of TB (almost 15 years) I find this issue very alarming. I would like to know if indeed I have provided such access, as mentioned above, to my computer and communication all these years. Furthermore, I would like to be informed if anyone could have access to my personal data and if yes who these individual may have been and if personal data have been used in any way.

Any assistance will be highly appreciated.

Asked by Thanos 3 days ago

Last reply by Stans 1 day ago