Firefox Generated "secure" passwords not that secure

Hello! I'm a recent migrant from LastPass since learning of their trackers. Lockwise seems nice, but when, in firefox, I try and generate a new secure password (i.e. go t… (read more)

Hello!

I'm a recent migrant from LastPass since learning of their trackers. Lockwise seems nice, but when, in firefox, I try and generate a new secure password (i.e. go to site asking for new password and click on dropdown) the passwords aren't that great -- medium length, and no symbols or numbers. How can I change password generation settings?

Thanks!

Asked by nick126 16 hours ago

Last reply by nick126 16 hours ago

Sometimes my responses to emails are not received by sender.

Sometimes when I respond to an incoming email the sender does not receive my reply. I also tested cc'ing myself (to another Gmail email account I own), and the email was … (read more)

Sometimes when I respond to an incoming email the sender does not receive my reply. I also tested cc'ing myself (to another Gmail email account I own), and the email was not delivered to that email address either.

However, if I create a BRAND NEW email entirely (from scratch) with EXACTLY the same subject line and body as the original (I copy and paste from the original email to the new one to ensure its exactly the same) and send that to the SAME person who sent it to me, they receive it every time.

I don't understand the following:

(1) Why sometimes when I respond to an email the sender does receive it, while other times not... Appears to be completely random.

(2) Why the brand new email I create with exactly the same subject line and body works every time when responding to the same sender.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Any assistance will be appreciated.

Thank You.

Asked by simon95 1 week ago

Last reply by simon95 6 days ago

"86" Firefox to give us options about address bar or ability to replace it with add-on

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalita… (read more)

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalitarian way instead of just giving us options to not be constantly humiliated every day we use it.

The address bar has become my worst enemy lately. I keep staving off "86ing" Firefox from my life by editing the CSS this and that, when it worked just fine for years, but it changes and every time for the worse. How can we effectively get Firefox to give us options? Why are options so bad? Why do we not deserve options? I want to know how we can apply pressure on the institution to make FF usable again.

Here are a few examples, the last is the worst of them:

1) I want to have an X button on tabs, I just want to be able to delete a tab? Why can't I have an option for this? (I have to use crazy CSS script. Normal people don't go to that length. I would not adopt FF out of the box today.)

2) Many complain about the address bar that freaks out whenever you touch it. I want an option to disable that. (Again I have a CSS script that makes it act like normal productivity software. That's insane. Why can't we have an option to make the address bar behave like a normal HTML form element? I just want an option.)

3) As of FF 86 I can no longer use the address bar to perform searches. I've added the Search bar to my UI so I can do searches, but the browser still defaults to the address bar, so I have to click over to the Search bar. And if I use the address bar by accident, it laughs at me and refuses to process my search. I just want to be able to search with an address bar. I remember years ago having to remove the search bar because it would no longer search, but the address bar would search. My radical solution was to amputate the search bar. Now I'm in the complete opposite situation where the search bar searches but the address bar doesn't search. Again, I just want an option to be able to apply searches with my browser.

I just want an option for FF to not be aggressively hostile to me. It's not so simple as to ignore it. Every time you interact with the UI it's its own humiliation. It's a constant reminder of impotence. And questioning why do I subject myself to the whims of these people who're pulling my tail like I'm some monkey.

What the hell is wrong with Mozilla? Is is it still Mozilla? Why can't add-on people effectively address these problems if Mozilla won't? Why dictate how everything is, and then make everything unusable? Why?

How can we make our voices heard? Why can't Mozilla just kill FF if its goal seems to be to do that by making it unusable? Why not just close shop? Because some one will carry it on because it's open source? It really seems like someone wants FF to be unpopular. How else can we understand that it doesn't just give options? No even options in its crazy about:config system? Why am I in this masochistic relationship with FF? What's in it for FF?

Asked by mick-p 13 hours ago

Last reply by mick-p 7 hours ago

While browsing between Youtube and my university website, I got a strange pop up message.

As per topic title, while downloading files from my university website for class and switching back to a youtube page, I got the strange popup "Would you like to make thi… (read more)

As per topic title, while downloading files from my university website for class and switching back to a youtube page, I got the strange popup "Would you like to make this document your home page?" I selected no, but I would like to know if this is merely something that can happen at random with Firefox, or potential malware or the like.

Thank you.

Asked by J 4 days ago

Last reply by J 4 days ago

Some Youtube elements don't load when i'm logged in YT account

When i use Firefox and i'm logged in YT, time labels and red progress bar at the bottom of thumbnails aren't visible. When i'm logged out, everything works fine. Also, vi… (read more)

When i use Firefox and i'm logged in YT, time labels and red progress bar at the bottom of thumbnails aren't visible. When i'm logged out, everything works fine. Also, video progress seems not to work too.

Things i've already done: -turned off all extensions -reinstalled firefox browser

I explored html, and it looks like something blocks browser from putting some elements into code or whatever. The time label is called "ytd-thumbnail-overlay-time-status-renderer" and it's contained in "overlays" div. So when i'm logged out from YT, everything works fine, but when i'm logged in, this "overlays" div is empty.

Asked by benqbenq 6 days ago

Last reply by benqbenq 5 days ago

Extremely disappointed! Firefox forgot all my tabs although I carefully configured the opposite!

I installed Firefox on a MacBook Pro 13" (Mid 2012) with MacOS 10.15.7 Catalina. Before closing Firefox for the first time, I carefully opened settings and ticked "Restor… (read more)

I installed Firefox on a MacBook Pro 13" (Mid 2012) with MacOS 10.15.7 Catalina. Before closing Firefox for the first time, I carefully opened settings and ticked "Restore previous session", under "Start" on the "General" settings page. But when I opened Firefox again, there were no tabs, just a "Welcome screen" as if it was the first time ever I use Firefox! This is extremely disappointing! I am really shocked! I had never thought that Firefox would screw me like this! I have been using Firefox on Windows and Ubuntu for many many years! I can add that it is Firefox 85.0.2. And now it updated itself to 86.0.

Asked by Henrik R. 4 days ago

Last reply by Henrik R. 2 days ago

Bookmarks

Hi There: I have a lot of bookmarks in Firefox. Some of them are outdated and no longer work. On this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-delete-bookmark#… (read more)

Hi There:

I have a lot of bookmarks in Firefox. Some of them are outdated and no longer work.

On this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-delete-bookmark#w_deleting-a-single-bookmark it describes two ways to delete a bookmark. I've tried both. Neither one works. Suggestions appreciated.

Thanks, Mike.

Asked by wolfnowl2 6 days ago

Last reply by wolfnowl2 3 days ago

Failed to download file

Whenever I download a file not exceeding 80 MB, everything seems fine. While waiting, It just suddenly stop at %96 and then I see a notification that donwload "failed". L… (read more)

Whenever I download a file not exceeding 80 MB, everything seems fine. While waiting, It just suddenly stop at %96 and then I see a notification that donwload "failed". Later, when I explore my files, the file that I want to download, which is supposed to "failed" , is in my download folder? I'm trying to donwload .osz and .zip file. device: tablet Version: Android 10 Firefox Version: 85.1.3

Asked by Aaron050405 6 days ago

Last reply by Aaron050405 5 days ago

Is Firefox Daylight 32.0 the best browser for my iPhone 7

Hi all When I open Firefox on my iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1) it now shows I have 'Firefox Daylight 32.0 (3841)'. When I look online or in Firefox Support there is never any men… (read more)

Hi all When I open Firefox on my iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1) it now shows I have 'Firefox Daylight 32.0 (3841)'. When I look online or in Firefox Support there is never any mention of the word 'Daylight' in the latest browser for iOS. Why is that? Are there different iOS browsers I can choose from? If so do I have the only/latest/best iOS for my iPhone?

Also I can't find any setting that gives permission to remember previous entries to online web forms that I fill in (e.g. Covid registering form when visiting restaurants etc.). The When I open some of these forms in Firefox some don't remember my previous entry data, even though i have filled it out for their premise many times before. Is this a function of the particular premise software that they could be using, or is there a setting in my Firefox browser I need to adjust for particular websites?

Thanks in advance for your help. David

Asked by David 2 days ago

Last reply by David 7 hours ago

Missing menu line

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on bla… (read more)

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on black background. The file "2021-02-14(1).png" is the same <prt sc> but in Edge browser. The file "2021-02-14(2).png" is the same but in Crome.

The two last are correct with all menu'es. How do I get the same i Firefox? I have cleared cookies and cache without any result.

I can't send any links, because you need to be logged in.

Regards Lars Scheffmann

Asked by lars45 1 week ago

Last reply by lars45 1 day ago

Migrating FF to a new computer

I will be moving my old 32 bit Win 10 OS to a new 64 bit SSD. How do I migrate bookmarks, prefs, etc to the new system? Anything special I need to do or know? jgb … (read more)

I will be moving my old 32 bit Win 10 OS to a new 64 bit SSD. How do I migrate bookmarks, prefs, etc to the new system? Anything special I need to do or know?

jgb

Asked by jgb 1 week ago

Last reply by jgb 5 days ago

colored squares on browser pages

Today i turned on firefox running the latest ubuntu platform and had colored squares and dots all over the web pages. If I move the mouse or type the squares colored bla… (read more)

Today i turned on firefox running the latest ubuntu platform and had colored squares and dots all over the web pages. If I move the mouse or type the squares colored black, blue, aqua and green move with the mouse or typing all over the display like snow. I have gone over the troubleshooting steps, I have uninstalled and reloaded mozilla firefox. The only way I can stop this is to go to safe mode. I have downloaded two other browsers today and do not have this problem with the other two browsers, or with any of the software programs on the computer. Any ideas?

Asked by mcantrel 2 days ago

Last reply by mcantrel 1 day ago

Password

Hi, I'm new to Firefox. I have a Facebook account which I have no issues with when using in Opera. But when I try to sign in to FB on Firefox it doesn't recognise my pass… (read more)

Hi,

I'm new to Firefox. I have a Facebook account which I have no issues with when using in Opera. But when I try to sign in to FB on Firefox it doesn't recognise my password. So I changed it yet it still isn't recognised. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, martin.

Asked by martin 3 days ago

Last reply by martin 2 days ago

Checksum for Firefox ESR 78.6.1 - Software Supply Chain Security

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum. Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.… (read more)

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum.

Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.6.1/releasenotes/ yields checksum SHA256 55249C4861FE521CB32D72785481A146B64812AF2ECE7341FAAA5C79ABC0F395

This does not match any of the checksums available at: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.6.1esr/

Best practice would be to publish the official checksum along with the release notes.

Is there another way to close the loop on this?

Asked by linden1 1 month ago

Last reply by linden1 5 days ago

Poor font handling in Thunderbird

Hello TBird people, I honestly can't tell if this is an off-shoot of the recent update(s) but I have had a remarkably bad time with font handling in the program, which I … (read more)

Hello TBird people,

I honestly can't tell if this is an off-shoot of the recent update(s) but I have had a remarkably bad time with font handling in the program, which I had not before.

This issue is that the display font of a Compose window (as in if I'm replying to a msg or composing a new one) is remarkably small. Too small to comfortably read. I thought I found the solution by adjusting the font size, but then found out from copied replies back to me, and comments from correspondents, that the font that was going out in my emails was gigantic ("old-man fonts"). At one point I looked on my screen at a reply back to me and a compose window layered on top and there were three totally different font sizes displayed, when all I want is ONE readable font. (Image attached)

Making matters worse is the confusing set of options, including one area with sizes in pixel and another in "small, medium", etc.

My current fix for this is that when I write something new, I magnify the window with Crtl-+ (Ctrl-mouse-wheel-up, actually) and have a good size to read, and then it appears to send normally. What a dumb thing to have to do every time. The issue seems to be, simply, that the compose windows *display* smaller than the rest of the program.

Any fixes that don't create other problems? Thanks

~ Jon

Asked by JonSzanto 5 days ago

Last reply by JonSzanto 5 days ago

in firefox document not opened, unsafe. if surched in google, opens and confirms safe document. https!!

why does firefox refuse to open because unsafe document etc, and when the same(within firefox) is entered into google surch, the respective page is available, can be open… (read more)

why does firefox refuse to open because unsafe document etc, and when the same(within firefox) is entered into google surch, the respective page is available, can be opened and confirms that it is a safe page. No problem to open in edge. The various tipps do not help. antivirus is F-secure. cleaning cookies and cache did not help either.

Asked by Paul.Schrader1 5 days ago

Last reply by Paul.Schrader1 5 days ago

Is there a way to disable the rounded corners on Picture-in-Picture?

The PiP feature is useful, but I find the rounded corners a bit annoying (MacOS 11.2 Big Sur). Is there a way to remove/reduce the amount of rounding so the full picture … (read more)

The PiP feature is useful, but I find the rounded corners a bit annoying (MacOS 11.2 Big Sur). Is there a way to remove/reduce the amount of rounding so the full picture is displayed?

Asked by Kanwar 3 days ago

Last reply by Kanwar 2 days ago

How to Use Filters on Multiple Profiles

I have invested a substantial amount of time in creating filters, and I have several email profiles setup in Thunderbird. Is there a way to run filters created under on… (read more)

I have invested a substantial amount of time in creating filters, and I have several email profiles setup in Thunderbird.

  1. Is there a way to run filters created under one profile on multiple profiles?
  2. If there is no way to run one set of filters on multiple profiles, is there a short cut to re-creating those filters for another profile?

I have looked through the help articles (55) but none address this issue. I am currently running Thunderbird 78.4.0 32b. I have been reluctant to upgrade T'bird due to its ruining my email when the jump to v78 was made, but if upgrading to 78.7.1 would cure this issue I am willing to do so.

Thanks in advance for any help, Sky

Asked by Sky 5 days ago

Last reply by Sky 5 days ago

What is green puzzle piece/Polly button at end of searchbar?

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is thi… (read more)

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is this for ? Why is it showing up now? Do I need it? I'm running Waterfox Classic, but there was no support tab for Waterfox, only Firefox, that's why I had to post the question here. Thank you

Asked by simpleman2 3 days ago

Last reply by simpleman2 2 days ago