Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Archived

Option to have multiple profiles show in taskbar

Hello, community, Wondering if it's possible to have multiple profiles of Waterfox show in the taskbar, like how Chrome and Edge do it? Thanks, Shawn … (read more)

Hello, community,

Wondering if it's possible to have multiple profiles of Waterfox show in the taskbar, like how Chrome and Edge do it?

Thanks,

Shawn

Asked by Shawnloveshorses.161 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to delete pre-installed Addons

I dont want to only disable those addons/plugins, i want to completly delete them. When i klick manage, i can only enable, disabled, and change update settings. What reas… (read more)

I dont want to only disable those addons/plugins, i want to completly delete them. When i klick manage, i can only enable, disabled, and change update settings. What reason is there those addons can't be deleted by default? Not everyone wants google...

-see attached screenshot

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I would like to set startpage as the default search engine in Firefox Focus but I don't understand what to enter in the "search string to use" field. (Search string correction!)

Originally posted by seansplace2018, on 4/6/18, 1:28 AM, and replied by Seburo. So, Startpage search string will not pass-on the actual string when using "?q=%s" (any lo… (read more)

Originally posted by seansplace2018, on 4/6/18, 1:28 AM, and replied by Seburo.

So, Startpage search string will not pass-on the actual string when using "?q=%s" (any longer?) and we have to use the full query, according to Startpage Support, "Make Startpage the default search on Firefox mobile (Android, iOS)"

https://www.startpage.com/sp/search?query=%s

Asked by v1adimir 8 months ago

Answered by v1adimir 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to prevent AdBlocker from leaking?

I did the test at https://test.amiunique.org/?consent=1 and as a result got this: 16 potentially detected lists (over 292) - These filter lists will be used to generate a… (read more)

I did the test at https://test.amiunique.org/?consent=1 and as a result got this: 16 potentially detected lists (over 292) - These filter lists will be used to generate an unique identifier. -see attached screenshot

Also, if any website of your choice creates a unique identifer on me by using the filter list, as long as i use the exact same filters as another person, could it be that the uniqure identififer is the same for me and the other person or a group of many persons/devices using this exact filter list? I mean.. if my list is the same as someone else they will be identically which means it doesn't matter i am unique identifyed because after all im not unique but only in a list of devices using a specific filter?

And i must say that now, if you go to https://test.amiunique.org and do the test, then klick the shield icon, how pathethic is that amount of trackers, social media trackers, and even cryptominers!?!?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Answered by Amelia 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Alternatives to google save browsing?

Any? I dont trust google when they call something save. Are there extensions or third party addons any sort of plugins, is there any other company on earth offering save-… (read more)

Any? I dont trust google when they call something save. Are there extensions or third party addons any sort of plugins, is there any other company on earth offering save-browsing?

I read multiple articles that claim google faces a lawsuit 5bn$ for tracking users while using privat/incognito mode. If thats true, which propably is how can i still use "google save browsing" without feeling as if someone is watching over my shoulder?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 9 months ago

Answered by Amelia 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to automatically block Canvas?

Some of the Support-Members here already know im using privacy.resistFingerprinting - true. Now, each time im visiting a website im being asked to block or allow fingerpr… (read more)

Some of the Support-Members here already know im using privacy.resistFingerprinting - true. Now, each time im visiting a website im being asked to block or allow fingerprinting. How can i set this so it will always auto-block canvas?

-see attached screenshot

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Answered by Amelia 8 months ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

firefox hangs on sites

Hellow, Since updating the latest firefox version 91.01 it has considerably slowed down browsing speed to an impossible crawl. The task manager shows the update as perman… (read more)

Hellow,

Since updating the latest firefox version 91.01 it has considerably slowed down browsing speed to an impossible crawl. The task manager shows the update as permanently on, sucking 100% resources. There´s something not right when it does this, and is becoming a bad habit of constantly refreshing firefox to get sensible operation.

It started by installing a clear cache which helped as firefox also hangs when connecting to the internet as a result it goes off-line at random times. Barely ideal. 

Is it worth rolling back to an earlier version that is more stable ? Any other users got debugging suggestions ?

rJ

Asked by richwalters 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Google - A Privacy Threat but a partner of Mozilla?!

Is there even a single website left on this planet left that does not have a deal with google or facebook? I mean im here at firefox support to push my privacy and while … (read more)

Is there even a single website left on this planet left that does not have a deal with google or facebook? I mean im here at firefox support to push my privacy and while i do that im being tracked by google. Ironic right?! What even is the reason "mozilla org - non profit organisation" allowed google to install their trackers here, money? Source: https://pagexray.fouanalytics.com/q/support.mozilla.org

support.mozilla.org static-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net stats.g.doubleclick.net www.google-analytics.com www.googletagmanager.com location.services.mozilla.com

The last four urls appear to be trackers..

Dont get me wrong. Mozilla Firefox is great browser but some things dont seem well. What is the logic using a "privacy browser" that comes with google as search engine? That is privacy one the left hand and tracking on the right hand. Ofcourse it's very easy to change the search engine and you mozilla does this because of money, i get it... but still you get my point? Basically... google is tracking when, where, and whoever they can to collect, analyse and sell data of individual human beings. And basically... Mozilla takes that bloody money from google to create a privacy seach engine, ironic right?! Anyone got any toughts on this?

And honestly, while i have been using Firefox for years, i feel that firefox has changed alot and i am not sure if i can trust mozilla anymore. There are multiple reasons for that. 1 - The partnership with google (ok i get it, its the money) 2 - Telemetry active by default... 3 - Pushing pocket and sync... 4 - New cringe modern style that looks similar to bigtech like google or instagram. I man look at the firefox logo, what the hell happened? This doesn't even look like firefox anymore... Honestly! Look at it! The old Fox was amazing, now it just looks like garbage, and after all this is not just my opinion but it is the very truth.

Take a look at this: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/org.mozilla.firefox/latest/

                               https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/com.brave.browser/latest/

This i firefox VS brave in terms of privacy. brave appears to have zero trackers while firefox has 3... Those are only the mobile app/apk versions, i dont know if that also goes for the desktop installer, do you? If firefox desktop also has those trackers i would like to know how to block them.

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 9 months ago

Answered by Bithiah 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to setup Encrypted ESNI

After watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfY_bNJTBI i went to https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/ and did the test. Result is 3/4. (See screen… (read more)

After watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfY_bNJTBI i went to https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/ and did the test. Result is 3/4. (See screenshot below) Secure DNS, check DNSSEC, check TLS 1.3 check Enrypted SNI, fail In Firefox i tried doing exactly what the person did in the video but i dont have the settings he is showing in about:config Why is that? (Below you can see the screenshot, those settings are missing from about:config)

So my question reamins simple, how can i enable Enrypted SNI in Firefox?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Sync working only partially, not all data synced

Hello, I have two laptops, an old one with a synced firefox, and a new one where I want to get all the passwords, tabs, theme, settings and extensions. The OS is the same… (read more)

Hello, I have two laptops, an old one with a synced firefox, and a new one where I want to get all the passwords, tabs, theme, settings and extensions. The OS is the same (NixOS, Linux).

I can successfully log-in and enable sync on the new laptop: it's possible for me to see the list of tabs from the other device, open and sync those tabs, but other things are not synced or synced partially.

For example: of the 30+ passwords on the old device, only 15 are present in the new device; no theme or extension is synced, bookmarks seems to be properly synced.

I don't know where to get more info about the sync (besides the about:sync-log page, which shows no logs), so I can't really tell what's going on. Indeed, nothing changes if I press the "Sync now" button.

I also tried refreshing firefox or creating a new profile from scratch and sync that again, but to no avail. Do you have any suggestion? Thanks

Asked by ale.re 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

  • Locked
  • Archived

How can i pre-define custom setting in Firefox?

How can i customize Firefox with my own privacy-settings and save those settings for a new installation? Each time after installing Firefox i must go trough all the setti… (read more)

How can i customize Firefox with my own privacy-settings and save those settings for a new installation? Each time after installing Firefox i must go trough all the settings once again. To avoid this time consuming steps, is there a way to import all user-specific-settings for a new installation? The screenshot i attached below clearly shows IT IS POSSIBLE to pre-edit firefox settings for a new installation. Question remains, how can i do that?

For example i wish to always use those settings: (all set to false)

toolkit.telemetry.enabled privacy.resistFingerprinting geo.enable extensions.pocket.enabled media.peerconnection.enabled browser.urlbar.placeholderName > DuckDuckGo

-nevery remember history -dns over https -block tracking content in all windows (not only private) -block cross site and social media tracking -ublock origin extension active -delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed -enable https only mode in all windows

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Problem with the "Email a link to this page" button

Since updating to ESR v. 91.30 the "Email a link to this page" button no longer uses Outlook [the Office program, not Outlook.com] to mail links. My Win10 settings reflec… (read more)

Since updating to ESR v. 91.30 the "Email a link to this page" button no longer uses Outlook [the Office program, not Outlook.com] to mail links. My Win10 settings reflect that Outlook is my default mail program, but my Fx about:preferences does not seem to want to use Outlook for this purpose. The subject button brings up instead a Gmail message. How can I use Outlook, not Gmail?

Asked by Odin3 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

migration to new linux and get the error

I get backup from my filrefox such as : cp -rv ~/.mozilla/firefox/* /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/ In new linux I did the following steps: 1. rm -rf .mozilla/f… (read more)

I get backup from my filrefox such as :

cp -rv ~/.mozilla/firefox/* /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/

In new linux I did the following steps:

1. rm -rf .mozilla/firefox/* 2. cp -rv /mnt/my_external_hdd_mounted/myfirefox/* ~/.mozilla/firefox/ 3. chown mohsen.mohsen -R ~/.mozilla/firefox/

By the way, both of them are version 91.

But after run of firefox, I get the error of attached picture.

Asked by Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh 9 months ago

Answered by Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

The latest firefox: close, Minimize, restore order doesn't appear the same order as the system, Mojave-light theme is used.

Hi experts, I installed the latest firefox 91.2.0esr (64-bit) yesterday on OS centos 7.9, and use the Mojave-light theme. I change the close, maximize, minimize to the le… (read more)

Hi experts,

I installed the latest firefox 91.2.0esr (64-bit) yesterday on OS centos 7.9, and use the Mojave-light theme. I change the close, maximize, minimize to the left top corner of each window and change such order under dconf-editor. Remember, my order is: close, maximize, minimize, (red, green, yellow), NOT close, minimize, maximize,(red, yellow, green).

Actual results:

The actual result is that: only firefox doesn't take effect. Only firefox window has the WRONG order: close, minimize, maximize. (red, yellow, green)

Expected results:

It should be: close, maximize, minimize (red, green, and yellow)

or:

how to change the order of close, maximize, minimize in the userChrome.css?

PS1: changing to the default theme, or using safe-mode doesn't work.

Asked by 1539908400 9 months ago

Answered by Amelia 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Disable Address Bar Search in Firefox 91

I want to disable the searching in the address bar. I have already changed the configuration settings in about:config. I have Google search set up as my home page and I w… (read more)

I want to disable the searching in the address bar. I have already changed the configuration settings in about:config.

I have Google search set up as my home page and I want to continue using that for searches. In Firefox 91, as soon as I start typing in the search box on the home page, it jumps to the damned address bar. After changing the configuration settings, now it wants to visit whatever I typed in! I also changed browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false per another suggestion.

I suspect I'm screwed and I'm going to have to ditch Firefox for another browser, but if someone has some magic settings, I'm all ears.

To repeat, I have already changed: keyword.enabled to false browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false

I do not want to disable the search suggestions. I want Firefox to stop moving my cursor from the Google search box in the middle of my home page to anything in the address bar.

Asked by AndalayBay 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

new update 91.3.Oesr.

My Firefox has just been updated to 91.3.Oesr. Previously the lock symbol in the URL could be dragged to the desktop to save the URL as a bookmark. This update doesn't a… (read more)

My Firefox has just been updated to 91.3.Oesr. Previously the lock symbol in the URL could be dragged to the desktop to save the URL as a bookmark. This update doesn't allow me to do that. Please advise.

Asked by no1uno 9 months ago

Answered by no1uno 9 months ago