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Can get to craigslist and other sites. No more option in Firefox to accept security risk.

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missi… (read more)

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missing. Clicking on "Advance" only displays a dropdown with an SSL error.

While I appreciate browsers prioritizing security, there should be an owner override. After all, I own my PC, and I should have the freedom to make choices, even if it means accepting potential security risks.

Did Firefox change this override option, or do we need to switch to another browser if we encounter this issue?

Asked by Terra Civis 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Unbearably slow on several forum pages and someone's blogger page (taking minutes to load)

Hi, I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. An… (read more)

Hi,

I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. Anyone have any idea what is wrong?

The blogger page is here: https://u-blox-ninaw-platformio.blogspot.com/2022/03/u-blox-nina-w-e-platformio-arduino.html

Here are a few forums that take minutes to load, I think they use the same engine as I see the same colorful loading animation: https://community.platformio.org/t/error-please-specify-upload-port/26218 https://forum.manjaro.org/

Does anyone have any idea what is happening or what I should do to alert the development team? Are these sites using technology not implemented in Firefox?

Best Regards,

Kevin

Asked by kevin249 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Reprting an error

I think you need a place where users can easily report errors. I frequently find Firefox doesn't work with some sites, or stops working where it has worked before, especi… (read more)

I think you need a place where users can easily report errors. I frequently find Firefox doesn't work with some sites, or stops working where it has worked before, especially where some login or click button is required. Have a look at this site, New Zealand government register for charities: https://register.charities.govt.nz/CharitiesRegister/ViewCharity?accountId=1ebd3717-79f0-e911-ba6c-00155d6b7730&searchId=6827e00b-e624-4fe4-ad80-8ccb4645ead2 I have to use a different browser now to access this site, which I frequently need for work.

Cheers

Asked by harald47 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox does not know LC_TIME in NixOS

how do I set LC_TIME in firefox in NixOS? firefox does not see LC_TIME (as well as timezone, but this is solved by setting the TZ variable). maybe there is some kind of v… (read more)

how do I set LC_TIME in firefox in NixOS? firefox does not see LC_TIME (as well as timezone, but this is solved by setting the TZ variable). maybe there is some kind of variable, as in the case of TZ?

Asked by yunfachi 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox could not download the search plugin from amazon.co.uk

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with Firefox could not download the search plugin f… (read more)

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

another post suggested checking the about:config browser.search.region mine says "GB" which would be correct for .co.uk

All other search plugins work fine. Any suggestions?

Asked by JackDinn 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Drop down box will not allow me to make a selection.

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, b… (read more)

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, but when I select it the drop down box does not populate. I then get a message to select the OS. This works with Microsoft Edge.

Asked by Bill 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

refresh took away my add-ons!

Hi there - I accepted Firefox's prompt to "refresh" the browser and had no idea it would take away my add-ons. How do I get these back? I don't even remember what they … (read more)

Hi there - I accepted Firefox's prompt to "refresh" the browser and had no idea it would take away my add-ons. How do I get these back? I don't even remember what they all were, but I know they made a huge difference and now I can't believe all the ads I'm seeing and then my "facebook container" (and other kinds of container tabs) is gone too! How do I fix this? Can I undo the "refresh"??

Asked by lisainrennes 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

Turn off translator popup but keep option to translate

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly tra… (read more)

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly translate a page in the address bar without having the popup jump in my face each time I open a new tab, forcing me to click it to make it go away? This would be a nice option but an extremely distracting presentation. thanks.

Asked by nopinkdragons 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

can't play videos on Firefox for android

I had trouble with pages not gully loading before and videos not playing and now the videos don't play at all. No matter refreshing, closing Firefox, blocking YouTube she… (read more)

I had trouble with pages not gully loading before and videos not playing and now the videos don't play at all. No matter refreshing, closing Firefox, blocking YouTube shenanigans with ublock (I also get this problem on steam) or unblocking. I would really prefer that I don't have to reinstall AGAIN. I already had to do that not long ago. Can anyone help me with this problem...? Thank you

Asked by ttaraeley 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Websites don't work with FireFox but do with other browsers

I've written about this before and never got a working answer. I have to use Chrome or internet explorer for some work because FireFox won't open the sites. This problem … (read more)

I've written about this before and never got a working answer. I have to use Chrome or internet explorer for some work because FireFox won't open the sites. This problem hasn't been fixed by I clearing cache and cookies as recommended back when I first asked a year or so ago.

Now the latest website I haven't been able to use is the Post office! USPS.com -- If I try to track a mail piece using my tracking number the site can't bring it up. The site tries for long time then tells me to try later. When I try with another browser such as Chrome, the result is there within a couple of seconds. It looks like I'm going to have to leave FireFox which I hate as I've used it so long - over ten years at least.

Version 121 Windows 10

Asked by rkclaw 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

FF 121.0.1-64bit doesn't work right on multiple popular sites

I started with Netscape, lived through Mozilla and then been FF ever since. I love it. But increasingly, I am running into problems with using features in many websites. … (read more)

I started with Netscape, lived through Mozilla and then been FF ever since. I love it. But increasingly, I am running into problems with using features in many websites.

For instance with Cigna Health, you can't reset your pw and open certain other links. Cigna Support has a simple solution which has always solved my problem: use Chrome or Edge.

B&H Photo Video mostly works but for instance if you are looking at the pictures associated with a product review and try to enlarge them, FF won't do it. Chrome and Edge do it.

I am finding more and more websites that have these glitches. It's almost as if some website designers are not paying any attention to compatibility of their product with FF.

Am I missing something in the config of FF or are these issues real and likely to get worse over time? I am very worried that if it continues that I will get a message like "Many features on this website are not compatible with FireFox."

I am not a programmer but if there is anything I can do to help, I am glad to do so.

sfoAlan

Asked by alan225 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Is this really Mozilla, or Google Playing DIrty?

Is this really Mozilla or Google playing dirty? I ask because the site I was trying to access suddenly has stopped working on other browsers, so I thought I would try it … (read more)

Is this really Mozilla or Google playing dirty? I ask because the site I was trying to access suddenly has stopped working on other browsers, so I thought I would try it on Firefox, and this is what happened. I do not have the security key it is asking for so I cannot even log into the site. The site support told me that they recommend Google Chrome. It seems too coincidental that it suddenly stops working on other browsers and Firefox won't even let me login. Nor has it EVER asked me for a physical security key to access any site before.

Asked by antony.henry911 5 months ago

Last reply by Figure8565 5 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 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox is very slow!

I have a very fast internet connection, 200 mbps and everything else on both my laptop and my mobile phone are working fine but Firefox is very slow. Pages load ok but vi… (read more)

I have a very fast internet connection, 200 mbps and everything else on both my laptop and my mobile phone are working fine but Firefox is very slow. Pages load ok but videos will play for a short time and then freeze never to continue and downloads are painfully slow, 2 to 4 mbps. Edge and Chrome download normally and videos play with no issue. I need this fixed or Firefox is going bye bye!

Asked by Ray Dunne 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago