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Content Filters

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all… (read more)

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all those sites are fully allowed on Firefox, as opposed to on Safari and google chrome where the filter is working properly

Asked by reuvenmelka 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Add-on icons can't be found

Today I installed a new extension (Bitwarden) and want to add the icon to the toolbar. I can't find it anywhere. The add-on shows up in the add-on manager but there's not… (read more)

Today I installed a new extension (Bitwarden) and want to add the icon to the toolbar. I can't find it anywhere. The add-on shows up in the add-on manager but there's nothing there to help me add the icon. The little puzzle piece in the upper right of the browser -- click on that and Bitwarden isn't listed.

How do I fix this? In Chrome there's a simple toggle switch in the extension manager to add the icon to the toolbar. Frankly, if I can't get this Bitwarden icon to display I can't use Firefox at all. Thanks.

Asked by johnbycz 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Biometric authorization

Hi! I am trying to have a biometric authorization with touch ID on Mac, and it says on the website that the option should pop up when i go to the password settings, but i… (read more)

Hi! I am trying to have a biometric authorization with touch ID on Mac, and it says on the website that the option should pop up when i go to the password settings, but it doesn't, and I don't know how to do it otherwise, or if I should use an extension for example. I find this feature very useful to keep my infos private! Thank you in advance and have a good day!

Asked by yourinaldo 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

change request: change wording / tell people they can switch off background updates

Hi, it seems to me that there are quite a few questions in the forum about the backgound update process. It has bugged me for a long time that my Firefox would every now… (read more)

Hi,

it seems to me that there are quite a few questions in the forum about the backgound update process. It has bugged me for a long time that my Firefox would every now and then just refuse to open a new page and force me to restart.

Only now did I learn that this changes when de-selecting the (recommended) "automatically install updates" option. The wording used does not make clear that automatically installing updates sometimes renders Firefox inoperable until a restart. I would love to see at least a "learn more" link there? I chose "automatically" but then was cursing every time Firefox refused to open a new page in the middle of my work. Then I failed to connect this to the choice I had made weeks or months back.

install and migration/Update Firefox to the latest release https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release suggests that on Windows there is a way to have automatic updates without forcing a restart in the middle of the workflow? I assume this is through some little helper process, which perhaps is not popular on MacOS.

But: would it not be possible to at least point to these options from the message that says that Firefox needs to restart so people know they have a choice? Even better would be to have a "not now" button but I realize there might be technical reasons why we cannot have that.

Asked by Alex Voss 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

My bookmarks disappear when I click on them or they don't open at all

My bookmarks disappear when I click on them or they don't open at all. - please see attached images - I've already cleared the cache and restored the bookmarks three time… (read more)

My bookmarks disappear when I click on them or they don't open at all. - please see attached images - I've already cleared the cache and restored the bookmarks three times but everything remains the same. I copy the exactly same link to Chrome and everything is working, therefore, it has nothing to do with the possibility of the addresses being corrupted. Can someone help me on this one? Thank you in advance.

Firefox 119.0 (64-bit) iMac 24 M1 - Ventura 13.6

Asked by Pedro 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Weird text in firefox fixes itself when firefox is turned off

Firefox displays weird characters in text when some pages are loaded. This appears to happen with Helvetica font and maybe some others. The problem seems to go away when … (read more)

Firefox displays weird characters in text when some pages are loaded. This appears to happen with Helvetica font and maybe some others. The problem seems to go away when firefox is launched in safe mode, and does not occur in other browsers. After a little digging I found when I turn hardware acceleration off the problem seems to fix itself. I'd rather not operate firefox with this option off, and I have a relatively new mac so this shouldn't be an issue. Is there a better way to solve this problem? Attached are pictures of the issue when hardware acceleration is on. As you can see, there are weird characters that display on the right.

Asked by Braden Bouwman 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Opening Firefox browser

My Firefox browser always shows nine icons for sites I regularly visit. That's nice. Lately, though, icons for sites I do not want keep popping up displacing ones I do. I… (read more)

My Firefox browser always shows nine icons for sites I regularly visit. That's nice. Lately, though, icons for sites I do not want keep popping up displacing ones I do. I delete them and get my favorites back but it's really annoying. Can you stop this?

Asked by bobuetz 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Automatically show/hide download panel/button

How do I make it so that firefox automatically show the download panel or download button (either way is fine) AND automatically hides the button (not just panel) when th… (read more)

How do I make it so that firefox automatically show the download panel or download button (either way is fine) AND automatically hides the button (not just panel) when the downloaded file is opened? (perhaps a setting to automatically clear the history?)

I tried searching around but couldn't find a solution for automatically hiding the button. There used to be a config option to automatically delete download history. but I can't find it anymore (I'm on firefox 119)

Thanks for the help.

Asked by Allen Liao 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox 119.0 - Unable to set PDF Orientation

Hey there, Starting with Firefox v115, you had to set layout.css.page-size.enabled to false in about:config to get the page orientation back for printing PDFs (i.e. Port… (read more)

Hey there,

Starting with Firefox v115, you had to set layout.css.page-size.enabled to false in about:config to get the page orientation back for printing PDFs (i.e. Portrait or Landscape).

It seems with the release of v119, this once again is broken and the layout.css.page-size.enabled setting no longer works. Is there something else that needs to be done now? We rely heavily on this and our current workaround is installing the ESR version of Firefox but seems like it'll catch up eventually.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Asked by jdp68 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

unable to reach bank

When I try to go on my bank's online site, I get this message. Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not contin… (read more)

When I try to go on my bank's online site, I get this message. Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to onlinebanking.northwest.bank because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

onlinebanking.northwest.bank has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

Asked by wbkennedy4 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago