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Prevented access to website

Firefox is blocking/preventing me from visiting a website even though it is secure but Firefox does not recognize the certificate issuer. How do I get around this? Thank … (read more)

Firefox is blocking/preventing me from visiting a website even though it is secure but Firefox does not recognize the certificate issuer. How do I get around this? Thank you.

Asked by cagey.k 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

The ultimate message about the damn X button to close tabs, for Firefox's UX Desdainers, and for our hero Cor-El.

Hi. This message has three sections: little background, little rant, and little help from my friends. Little background: I use PCs since Commodore 64, and internet sin… (read more)

Hi.

This message has three sections: little background, little rant, and little help from my friends.


Little background: I use PCs since Commodore 64, and internet since dial-up modems. Apart for some curiosity attempts with other browsers, I always used Firefox. Back then you either could do some DIY or you were done for. So, I am not a noob. And yet I am not a programmer, and do not have to damn be in order to use a damn internet browser. I have no words to express how negatively the choice of changing the behavior of the X button, to make it disappear when a certain amount of tabs are open, affects my user experience with Firefox. I tolerated it version after version. Found mentions of about:config tweaks which never worked. Found mentions to css codes which seemed so complicated that I just gave up (I also don't have much capacity for such things atm). I was ready to get rid of Firefox today after all this time of being loyal. I would have, if it was not for Cor-El. (Cor-El you can put this testimonial on your website if you'll ever start a consulting business).


Little rant: I SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH HATE bad UX Design! And the FIRST definition of bad UX Design is when a designer imposes their own tastes and preferences on the users, or makes assumptions (based on their own usage) about how users would do things. I don't give the lesser s... if Firefox's UX Designers usually only have few tabs open, or don't mind clicking on a tab to make the damn X button appear, or would gladly abandon their beloved ergonomic mouse to buy a standard one with a mid button just to close tabs, of whatever the f... was going on in their minds when they decided to remove such an ESSENTIAL FEATURE!!! This change is WRONG! Nobody asked for it, nobody wants it, nobody likes it. The X button was not disturbing anybody. WHY must we tweak some f... about:config setting or ask in this Community for some css code to get back what should have never been removed!!!??? DO YOUR JOB, which is to make OUR user experience better, OUR, not yours!!!


Little help from my friends: After quick searches over a long time where I couldn't dedicate more resources to this, I came here determined to dig deep to find a solution. And I've found a few posts with answers from Cor-El. I followed his instructions in THIS post to configure a css file with the code that he provided in THIS other post (because I thought I didn't want the delay offered by the code he provided in the former post). Problem solved.

Now a question for Cor-El: Is it just me or the solution with the two browser.tabs settings does not work? It's the first thing I tried. I went from 50/50 to 200/200 to see if size matters. But no chance. Maybe there is another setting that must be activated for these to have effect? Or was their effect on the X button removed in newer Firefox versions (like the UX Destroyers really hate us)? Btw, I wanted to see how the delay thing would work, so I tried the code you gave in the first post, and it didn't have any effect. Whereas the code you modified for a guy in THIS post works perfectly. What could be the reason?

And 2 requests: - can you make some guide or pinned post about this, where you put together the info you gave in different posts? Something with your super easy instructions how to create a css file, and the two codes (with and without delay). And if the browser.tabs solution can still work, that too. All info in one single place, easy to find. - can you point me to a (possibly ADHS friendly) resource to more css codes for other useful tweaks, and to an explanation of what all about:config settings do? I like to tweak things to my needs. But I get overwhelmed if I have to read through tons of material. Thanks :)



Bonus Material, Little Rant part 2: It's good and nice that people help each other and I am thankful, but it does not need to come to this. Sure, I've read that the (ridiculous) reason behind the choice of making the X button disappear was to avoid accidental closure of tabs. But WHY taking for granted that we are some !diots who can't even use a mouse properly? And even if it happens once, we can still go to the damn "recently closed tabs"! But no, they had to remove the X button for all of us, to prevent a bunch of !%#@! from maybe sometime accidentally closing a tab. Why not just adding an option in the settings (NOT in some hidden "about:config") to let us choose if we want to have the damn button or not? Btw, a lot of these about:config tweaks are really useful and not dangerous at all and should imo be included in the normal settings. Keeping things simple and tidy does NOT mean reducing options. Unless you're Apple.

Please God-zilla let these [censored content] UX Designers read this post.


Amen and happy new Xear.

Asked by AlternativeTotal2211 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Unwanted font resizing

Hello! Having happily used Firefox for many years, I'm now finding two related issues: 1) Firefox is automatically increasing the font size on webpages (not all webpages… (read more)

Hello! Having happily used Firefox for many years, I'm now finding two related issues:

1) Firefox is automatically increasing the font size on webpages (not all webpages, but many, inc. Google searches, Amazon, the Guardian). I have to refresh the page to get it back down to regular size. For example: I do a Google search; click on a link; return to the Google search, and at that point the text jumps larger. It keeps getting larger until I refresh, when the process starts again.

2) My Yahoo mail is unreadable in Firefox. The text is either too big or unreadably small - even within the same email. For example: I open an email that is a response to one I sent; the text of my original email is really large, and the text of the response is really small (like, 5 points or less).

I can't think of anything that I did that acted as a trigger for these problems. My Firefox is up to date. I'm using a Mac, and running Ventura 13.4; I recently upgraded from Monterey and had both these issues on Monterey and on Ventura.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Asked by roberts_jo 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Sub folders new message icons

I have many folders and sub folders and before the new upgrade each sub folder would show the number of new messages. Now only the main sub folder shows and if there are … (read more)

I have many folders and sub folders and before the new upgrade each sub folder would show the number of new messages. Now only the main sub folder shows and if there are messages only the first level local sub folders show new messages not the second level and third level.

Asked by sgaguy2 3 months ago

Last reply by sfhowes 3 months ago

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com.

This happens now a lot, sometimes I can uninstall Firefox reinstall and it works. That worked this time but only for a few days. I am back once again to where I get this … (read more)

This happens now a lot, sometimes I can uninstall Firefox reinstall and it works. That worked this time but only for a few days. I am back once again to where I get this error on every place I visit. I have cleared my cache etc.. uninstalled reinstalled did a restore. It is only Firefox all other browsers work fine. No idea what to do anymore and am sad because I prefer Firefox. I only have standard windows 11 home security stuff installed so nothing special or fancy firewalls. Tried turning on default fire wall. Tried all the instructions on the more info page the error screen leads to.

This error occurs on most all websites or places I need to log into


Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Anyone know why this is happening and a solution?

Asked by marie.dyson 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Cannot turn off "Switch to this tab" notification.

So I enabled push notifications for Google Calendar. Every time there's a notification, Google Calendar ask if I want to enable "Switch to this tab" for their notificatio… (read more)

So I enabled push notifications for Google Calendar. Every time there's a notification, Google Calendar ask if I want to enable "Switch to this tab" for their notifications. I accidentally turned it on, then I managed to turn it off. Except it now keep asking me if I want to enable it.

Looking at the settings, the only two options available are "Always ask" and "Yes", with no way of just saying no... why?

Asked by R4d6 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

recently bookmarked (would like to toggle OFF)

My laptop is often "borrowed"; access to my "recently bookmarked" items can (occasionally) be inappropriate. I am surprised that there is not a 'easy to access' method to… (read more)

My laptop is often "borrowed"; access to my "recently bookmarked" items can (occasionally) be inappropriate. I am surprised that there is not a 'easy to access' method to toggle it OFF (!?) I found the below describing how to does this. HOWEVER, I do not find the key (showRecentlyBookmarked).

SUGGESTIONS ?

using: Windows 10 Home 22H2 build 19045.3930


Directly Edit a Preference The menu item switches a hidden preference from true to false, and you can do that directly as follows: (A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful. (B) In the search box above the list, type or paste book and pause while the list is filtered (C) Double-click the browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked preference to switch the value from true to false

Asked by Mark Kubicki 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Firefox reopens previous tabs while incognito window is active

As long as I have an incognito window open, Firefox will reopen old tabs everytime I open a new "regular" window, even if "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked. … (read more)

As long as I have an incognito window open, Firefox will reopen old tabs everytime I open a new "regular" window, even if "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked.

Asked by lokeyhermit 3 months ago

Last reply by Graham 3 weeks ago

Firefox shows garbled text since 121.0

Ever since the last update the browser's font has been garbled (tabs, address bar, settings page, etc). Some websites show this problem too. I tried downgrading back to… (read more)

Ever since the last update the browser's font has been garbled (tabs, address bar, settings page, etc). Some websites show this problem too.

I tried downgrading back to 119 and it displays fine. I was force updated back to 121 and it's broken again.

Asked by dale 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Firefox commit 100% memory after that crash and windows border looks as they was from windows XP

I use firefox for browse internet, but after some time firefox start randomly crash. After some investigation i noticed in resource monitor that one of firefox processes … (read more)

I use firefox for browse internet, but after some time firefox start randomly crash. After some investigation i noticed in resource monitor that one of firefox processes has commit 100% of my computer memory. After some time that process reach maximum memory that my computer has and firefox crashed. But windows still was open (frozen with no content and windows XP border).

Asked by MM 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Firefox and Chrome causing each other to crash

This doesn't happen every time, but certainly more frequently than it should. Is there anything that can be done about this. Is this about competing for resources. Max… (read more)

This doesn't happen every time, but certainly more frequently than it should. Is there anything that can be done about this. Is this about competing for resources. Maxing out the CPU?

Just now occurred. Firefox closed shortly after opening Chrome. No crash notification. Then, Chrome froze, with one of those "Close program or wait" messages.

Asked by noel_envode 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Web page not loading correctly

When I log into the "https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=JWSU" website, it does not display all the info on the website. I am including images of the above websit… (read more)

When I log into the "https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=JWSU" website, it does not display all the info on the website.

I am including images of the above website before and after logging in. I have also included the way it should look with a screen shot of it from Google Chrome. If it cannot be loaded correctly, I will have to switch browsers.

I have tried clear cache, history, etc. but still have problem.

Asked by Jim Williams 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

File - Email Link No Longer Opens Firefox Application

Hello, I never had a problem with using File >> Email Link to send a Yahoo email until now. I keep getting a popup window asking me to choose an application, eith… (read more)

Hello,

I never had a problem with using File >> Email Link to send a Yahoo email until now.

I keep getting a popup window asking me to choose an application, either Firefox or Gmail.

When I select Firefox in the popup window and click the Open Link, it does nothing.

Firefox doesn't work anymore but when I select Gmail in the popup window, it does work and I can send an email. I had never seen this popup window before until now.

I tried the Incognito Firefox browser and the same issue occurs.

I am using a Windows 11 computer.

Is there a way to get the Firefox Email Link for Firefox working again to send emails?

Thanks

Asked by pbsbluejay 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Page doesn't show links like other browsers do...

Safari is showing the links seen in blue after each line but FireFox is leaving them out. Some type of bug or coding problem. This began happening 3-4 months ago. It u… (read more)

Safari is showing the links seen in blue after each line but FireFox is leaving them out. Some type of bug or coding problem. This began happening 3-4 months ago. It used to work fine on FireFox. Would love to stay using FireFox and avoid the Safari thing. Love the browser!!! Mark Miller

Asked by mamiller53 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Tabs from other device not showing up

I was having some hard drive trouble so I formatted my pc. I did not think much of the browser favorites and tabs because they should have been synced. This time, howeve… (read more)

I was having some hard drive trouble so I formatted my pc. I did not think much of the browser favorites and tabs because they should have been synced.

This time, however, I seem to be unable to retrieve the data from my old computer, there is even a computer in my synced items (I'm hoping from the system before restoring, windows 11 on what used to be windows 10) but am unable to get anything from it, or see the history ect

Asked by bellens_steven_1986 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Lost Google Maps Navigation

I have lost the little navigation segment in Google Maps when in Firefox. Things that I've done with FF recently are to install on my iPhone, which required a lot of log… (read more)

I have lost the little navigation segment in Google Maps when in Firefox.

Things that I've done with FF recently are to install on my iPhone, which required a lot of logging in, etc, and which doesn't seem to have synced correctly.

Is there something that I need to set/reset?

Asked by Ian Hicks 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Firefox relay

Is Firefox relay free? It says so here, Activate Firefox Relay - Mask your email address I decided to try it out. I was exploring it, seeing if I could create a mask wi… (read more)

Is Firefox relay free? It says so here, Activate Firefox Relay - Mask your email address

I decided to try it out. I was exploring it, seeing if I could create a mask with a chosen name, and now it says I used up all my free masks.

Since that's the case,. can I still choose the one of those I unwittingly created? Maybe there should be some kind of disclaimer?

Asked by noel_envode 3 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 months ago

My medical insurance site won't let me log in. I set ghostery to trust site, cleared recent history

bold text Firefox won't let me sign in to my health insurance account. I cleared cache, set ghostery to trust site, changed password. The agent had no problem getting on … (read more)

bold text Firefox won't let me sign in to my health insurance account. I cleared cache, set ghostery to trust site, changed password. The agent had no problem getting on my account with Chrome. I finally accessed through Ipad, but I still cannot get on with Firefox. Says, "Unable to retrieve information" and tells me to contact the company.

Asked by gpetter 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago