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When I firsr opne Firefox I get a message saying something like "We can't find that page."

When I first open Firefox I usually get a message that we cannot find that page. I have my start page set to Google. Then when I refresh the page it usually opens but som… (read more)

When I first open Firefox I usually get a message that we cannot find that page. I have my start page set to Google. Then when I refresh the page it usually opens but sometimes I need to refresh more than once. Then after that I can surf normally. Does anyone know what causes that? Is it an issue with my ISP or my router or something else? I though it might be the New Tab Override extension, but disabling it won't solve the problem. I have a 100 Mbps cable connection. I do not notice the same problem with Chrome.

Asked by john2621 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How to find the URL to use for ExtensionSettings?

I am using group policy, extension settings. I want to block all extensions, require 1, and allow a handful. I think I have the JSON figured out but finding the URL to … (read more)

I am using group policy, extension settings. I want to block all extensions, require 1, and allow a handful. I think I have the JSON figured out but finding the URL to use is escaping me.

I can find the site in the Mozilla addons, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon, but how do I find the exact filename to use? I see that many end in latest.xpi but I'm unsure what that means or how I should know which is correct. I know how to find it in Chrome but I'm now trying for FireFox. I've had a hard time and it's not as clear as the direct GPO implementation as Chrome uses.

My next thing to figure out is when extension settings are mentioned in multiple levels of the GPO hierarchy. That's a separate question and not needed for an answer to this question. I only mention it as someone who knows one part is likely to know the other as well.

Thanks, -g

Asked by GrumpyGreg 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Attempting ExtensionSettings via Extension Managmement GPO - Error 'No text was entered...'

Hi, I'm trying to create a Windows GPO to control Addons/Extensions in our FireFox installations. From the doc I've read, the place is Policies|Administrative Templates|M… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to create a Windows GPO to control Addons/Extensions in our FireFox installations.

From the doc I've read, the place is Policies|Administrative Templates|Mozilla|Firefox|Extensions Policy is "Extension Management"

I set it to enabled and include this text: {

 "*": {
   "blocked_install_message": "My Custom Test Message",
   "installation_mode": "blocked"
 }

}

When I hit apply, I get this error message: "No text was entered for this field. Make sure that you enter text."

If I put nothing (but still enabled) or "A" or A, then it accepts that. It's when I plop in the JSON that it fails.

What am I doing wrong?

I have ESR 91.0.1 and policy 3.0 installed. I do not have Firefox installed on the machine doing the GPO work, that's currently only on the test machine. I do have the policy definitions installed.

-g

Asked by GrumpyGreg 1 month ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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after a reinstall of firefox 91.0.1, missing home icon next to refresh icon, where is switch to turn home icon back on?

cannot find switch for home icon's location, no longer visible after a windows recovery OS, aka little house on address bar next to circle arrow refresh icon....i might b… (read more)

cannot find switch for home icon's location, no longer visible after a windows recovery OS, aka little house on address bar next to circle arrow refresh icon....i might be blind, but i cud not find in settings, home page default ...tell it was not removed in new update...thanx

Asked by oetkbtytr 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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can not remove restore bookmark files

Under import/backup --> restore I can't remove the files. It used to let you do it now its not allowed. I want them gone and to synch with I currently have. It would a… (read more)

Under import/backup --> restore I can't remove the files. It used to let you do it now its not allowed. I want them gone and to synch with I currently have. It would also be nice to add a feature to edit backup folders and stored files.

Asked by robert.suleckijr 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Cannot unmark "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed"

Dear all, I cannot unmark the setting "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". It is annyoing to enter each time all accounts if I want to go to facebook fo… (read more)

Dear all,

I cannot unmark the setting "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". It is annyoing to enter each time all accounts if I want to go to facebook for example, after firefox is restarted.

Firefox will remember history is set. I don´t think i am using privacy mode.

kind regards,

Asked by hornyx84 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1 (plugin or setting is causing this, how to discover exact cause?)

Hello, Firefox 91.0.2 shows in dev. console: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1 The Private browsing window has the issue too, but i am … (read more)

Hello, Firefox 91.0.2 shows in dev. console: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1

The Private browsing window has the issue too, but i am unsure if it really disable all extensions.

When i use different Firefox profile, then the localhost site i am trying to load is loaded without that error. So how to discover please which FIrefox profile setting is preventing the loading please?

Asked by #367259 1 month ago

Answered by #367259 1 month ago

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Lost of passwords

Firefox Browser 91.0.1 (64 bits) updated on August 17, 2021 DESKTOP-RMQPN98, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8665U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.11 GHz RAM 16,0 Go 2EA08739-3F4E-41FC-9C65-5F14D… (read more)

Firefox Browser 91.0.1 (64 bits) updated on August 17, 2021

DESKTOP-RMQPN98, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8665U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.11 GHz RAM 16,0 Go 2EA08739-3F4E-41FC-9C65-5F14D51A3A70 00326-10000-00000-AA107 64 bits

Windows 10 Famille, 20H2, Installed on 29/‎03/‎2021 OS Build 19042.1165 Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0


Hello,

For 1 week, perhaps since August 17, 2021, all of my usernames, passwords and main password have frequently disappeared.

This morning I closed the browser and launched it again. I have, a priori, lost nothing.

I restarted the computer. Again, the usernames, passwords and master password were gone.

I didn't changed any settings before or after the last update.

Any solution ?

Regards.

Asked by Đỗ Ngọc Philippe Hùng 1 month ago

Answered by Đỗ Ngọc Philippe Hùng 1 month ago

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How can I change my Etsy shop from Safari to Firefox

I have a shop InlaysJHess with Etsy.com using Safari 13.1.2. Etsy says they will be dropping support for Safari on Sept 14th and they suggest that I switch to Firefox.… (read more)

I have a shop InlaysJHess with Etsy.com using Safari 13.1.2. Etsy says they will be dropping support for Safari on Sept 14th and they suggest that I switch to Firefox.

I have had Firefox installed in my IMac for a long time and it has been updated from time to time.

I've tried to copy this: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/me/dashboard?ref=hdr-mcpa from Safari to Firefox but that does not work.

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how I can switch my shop account from Safari to Firefox? I would not like to close my account with Safari without having it set up in Firefox.

i would appreciate any suggestions that anyone might have. Thank you.

Asked by ljerryhess 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How does password autofill work?

I'm curious: when I choose to autofill a saved password, does Firefox copy and paste the password under the hood, i.e. does the password ever appear in my clipboard, or d… (read more)

I'm curious: when I choose to autofill a saved password, does Firefox copy and paste the password under the hood, i.e. does the password ever appear in my clipboard, or does Firefox emulate the keyboard to fill in the password? Or something else?

Thanks!

Asked by colinpirillo 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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New FF update alters bookmark folder

The latest Firefox update forces my bookmarks folder to be double spaced between bookmarks and folders making it too large for my page. I have to use the navigation arrow… (read more)

The latest Firefox update forces my bookmarks folder to be double spaced between bookmarks and folders making it too large for my page. I have to use the navigation arrows to access all of it's folders.. and the folders inside the folders too. When I used to open bookmarks it was about half my screen high now it's a screen and a half. I've temp returned to the previous version but would like to keep updating to keep up with security patches.

Asked by harveyrabbit777 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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2 of 3 windows in Firefox disappear as soon as it opens.

I've been moving between computers and used a time machine back up to bring over everything, including my Firefox profile. Everything was fine but about 2 weeks ago the c… (read more)

I've been moving between computers and used a time machine back up to bring over everything, including my Firefox profile. Everything was fine but about 2 weeks ago the computer seemingly crashed while I was absent and on the restart and ever since, just the one window, of 3, that I had open stays on screen. I have tried seeing all windows and looking on separate desktops but all to no avail. When I quit Firefox it clearly recognises all the windows as the tabs count is correct but only the 1 window was ever visible. I did all the madness of renaming the sessionstore file and deleting the recovery json files and replacing the previos json file but nothing has changed the outcome. I tried the Henderson?!? website to get a list of everything but that just looked like it was eternally thinking and never concluded. It's highly likely the workload was exceptional and might well have completed one day but it seemed to be stuck. If it helps, I'm on an 10 core 3.6ghz iMac with 64Gb of RAM and I'm using the latest Firefox version. Before anyone asks, I had an obscene amount of tabs open as I have many projects on the go and different windows are used for different things with multiple tabs in each window. The highest total tabs I've ever had was 541! I know, I know.

Asked by Pureski 1 month ago

Answered by Pureski 1 month ago

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Website URL breaks due to missing y's

I'm using the latest version of Firefox on Mac High Sierra and sometimes it has the issue where the letter y is missing in the body text, but for one website, and only on… (read more)

I'm using the latest version of Firefox on Mac High Sierra and sometimes it has the issue where the letter y is missing in the body text, but for one website, and only one, it breaks the URL https://www.optus.com.au/about/sustainability/community/donate-your-data (see screenshot) which seems odd as the URL displays correctly in the URL bar.

Asked by rustypixels 1 month ago

Answered by rustypixels 1 month ago

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How to force Firefox to trust my mitm https proxy certificate?

Hi! I want to dump/debug http traffic with mitm proxy: https://github.com/ganskef/LittleProxy-mitm . This proxy generates it's own root certificate which i manually impor… (read more)

Hi!

I want to dump/debug http traffic with mitm proxy: https://github.com/ganskef/LittleProxy-mitm . This proxy generates it's own root certificate which i manually imported to Firefox from about:preferences#privacy > View Certificates > Authorities > Import. I verified that cert shows up after importing it. But I get errors despite of that:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.youtube.com. Peer’s certificate has an invalid signature.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE

Is there a way to bypass it?

Asked by wybqogzigoxruxdhnp 1 month ago

Answered by wybqogzigoxruxdhnp 1 month ago

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Can't open web links on some sites, unless I right-click and "open in new tab"

I've started having a strange issue with both Firefox for Windows and Android. On some news websites, and sports websites, I can no longer open articles just by clicking … (read more)

I've started having a strange issue with both Firefox for Windows and Android. On some news websites, and sports websites, I can no longer open articles just by clicking on them, but right-clicking works. If this sounds strange - it is!

The issue is exactly as it sounds like. I can hower the mouse over the title of an article and Firefox will recognize that it's a link, showing me the path at the very bottom left of the browser. But when I click it, it simply won't do anything. My mouse works fine before you ask. It's only when I right-click the same article and choose "open in new tab" that the article opens. This is happening on some major sites as well, like the BBC.

At first I thought this was Windows-specific, but I have also had the same issues with my Firefox for Android. And again, long-pressing on the article and selecting open in new tab will open the link, but not normal tapping.

I have restared Firefox in Troubleshooting mode to disable any addons but the problems persist.

Anyone else having the same issue or is there a known solution?

Asked by nucnik 1 month ago

Answered by tss612tss 1 month ago

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FIrefox 92 running poorly in Mint 20.2

Just upgraded from Mint 18 to 20.2 and am finding FIrefox unusable. I've tried to research this and am getting nowhere. Ryzen 5, Gigabyte GA-356-gaming MB , 32GB Ram I ha… (read more)

Just upgraded from Mint 18 to 20.2 and am finding FIrefox unusable. I've tried to research this and am getting nowhere. Ryzen 5, Gigabyte GA-356-gaming MB , 32GB Ram

I have about 10 windows configured with 10 tabs. (Happily this version of Firefox now remembers which desktop they are on across reboots!) When I start up firefox and it begins loading these tabs, it grinds to a halt with high CPU utilization and for some reason there is almost no activity on ethernet. The tabs take FOREVER to load, and once loaded firefox windows and tabs operates either clunky or unresponsive. MInt is affected some too, with other operations somewhat clunky.

I can reboot and load a session of Chrome and it behaves fine and speed tests there are proper. Since it works on Chrome, I figure this is strictly a FIrefox code issue, not something underlying like BIOS (which is F31, not the highest for this MB) But hopefully there is a Mint work around that someone knows.

Asked by douglas.c.crawford 1 month ago

Answered by douglas.c.crawford 1 month ago

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Cannot use FF in some uses of Google Play Console

Hello everyone. I have been using FF for a long time. For a few weeks now I have realized that it is impossible to deposit a new version of my Android applications using… (read more)

Hello everyone. I have been using FF for a long time. For a few weeks now I have realized that it is impossible to deposit a new version of my Android applications using FF using Google Play Console. After some research, the suggested solution is to use Chrome; the point is, that it works that way ! Is this a FF bug ? Regards Pascal

Asked by pascal.boulesteix 1 month ago

Answered by Bithiah 1 month ago