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Can the social share button use separate cookies for s/m sites?

I like the idea of the built-in share buttons, but I was dismayed to learn that they share cookies[1] with the main browser pages. I consider the share buttons that are o… (read more)

I like the idea of the built-in share buttons, but I was dismayed to learn that they share cookies[1] with the main browser pages.

I consider the share buttons that are on pretty much all websites a privacy drain because they send data on the page you're visiting to the social network whether or not you choose to share it. So I ensure I'm not logged in while browsing normally, and only log in when I want to share something.

If the firefox share services used separate cookies (I guess like private browsing must), then it would be a really handy feature.

1: https://blog.mozilla.org/privacy/2012/10/22/being-social-with-privacy-in-mind/

Asked by shinyblue 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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FFHello suggestions

FFHello button really would be more user friendly if - The OFF/ON icons used a larger red line ( a little thicker than i added)(see attachment) I'm hopping user profiles … (read more)

FFHello button really would be more user friendly if -

The OFF/ON icons used a larger red line ( a little thicker than i added)(see attachment)

I'm hopping user profiles that include a user name and profile picture are in the works for FFHello ?

I also mentioned the inability to select my video and sound source for FFHello chat, as is i can only allow or disallow video and sound.

Asked by TinSoldier_o0o 5 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 5 years ago

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Please mozilla team. ❤

Hello, android web browsers (Mozilla and Mozilla beta) tab opens as we want on the computer side by side. As an example, we would to pop tabs side by side, like puffin we… (read more)

Hello, android web browsers (Mozilla and Mozilla beta) tab opens as we want on the computer side by side. As an example, we would to pop tabs side by side, like puffin web browser. Thank you. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmosa.puffinFree&hl=tr&referrer=utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Dpuffin+web+browser&pcampaignid=APPU_1_cS6YVb2bFMKusAGf97CQCA

Asked by Kupeli 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Why doesn't Mozilla caption its promotional videos and ads?

I open your browser and see a video about 'hands' and how important they are. But, no captions for the Deaf? No way for a person who cannot hear to understand this video.… (read more)

I open your browser and see a video about 'hands' and how important they are. But, no captions for the Deaf? No way for a person who cannot hear to understand this video. Hands are important, they are a means to communication for the Deaf, the basis of a language. Your video is not compliant with ADA law, and as much as I love Mozilla I am bummed out that you aren't able to spend a few moments captioning your video so that 17 million Americans who are Deaf and hard of hearing might understand.

Thank you.

Asked by daerice 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How do I get help if Firefox will NOT connect to the internet? They need a customer service phone number!

I was online with a good strong signal. Firefox would not connect to the internet regardless of what address I tried so I had no way to contact them to ask for help; th… (read more)

I was online with a good strong signal. Firefox would not connect to the internet regardless of what address I tried so I had no way to contact them to ask for help; thus my about comment that Mozilla Firefox needs a customer service phone number. Finally as a last resort on the advice of my broadband provider, I typed in support.mozilla.org and my problem was solved.

I still think they should provide a toll-free customer service telephone number !

Asked by bigdog1 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Mozilla may start collecting anonymous Firefox browsing data

Please do not start collecting anonymous Firefox browsing data!!! http://winaero.com/blog/mozilla-may-start-collecting-anonymous-firefox-browsing-data/ … (read more)

Please do not start collecting anonymous Firefox browsing data!!! http://winaero.com/blog/mozilla-may-start-collecting-anonymous-firefox-browsing-data/

Asked by f23948 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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insert a button with which, for each visited site, you can decide whether to accept, not accept or temporarily accept the site and third-party cookies

Transalte by GoogleTranslate: insert a button with which, for each visited site, you can decide whether to accept, not accept or temporarily accept the site and third-par… (read more)

Transalte by GoogleTranslate: insert a button with which, for each visited site, you can decide whether to accept, not accept or temporarily accept the site and third-party cookies.

Asked by VolpinoRosso 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Why did you change to arrangement of your browser to be just like Microsoft Internet Explorer?

I have always allowed an automatic update of your browser. The most recent update changed the arrangement of the refresh button, and a few other operations of the progra… (read more)

I have always allowed an automatic update of your browser. The most recent update changed the arrangement of the refresh button, and a few other operations of the program. I have used Firefox for years now. Moving the Refresh button has totally messed up my use of your browser due to muscle memory. Now, it is just like Internet Explorer by Microsoft. If I wanted my browser to be like Microsoft Internet Explorer, I would just use Internet Explorer, not your redesigned browser which looks and operates like Internet Explorer. For the first time, I had to go and revert back to an earlier version of Firefox. Once you put it back the way it was, I will allow the update. Otherwise, I might as well change to Internet Explorer. Why in the world would you do that? It makes no sense at all. Don't emulate the "other guys". It's bad for business. It just makes your faithful patrons mad at you, and IE users will never like you anyway. You just alienated a vast number of users. Please advise when you change the desigb back to the way it was.

Asked by anonymous13 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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powerful add-ons again

Hi, I'm really frustrated that Firefox became the least customizable browser by removing access to existing APIs to extensions. The idea is to make browsing faster, more … (read more)

Hi,

I'm really frustrated that Firefox became the least customizable browser by removing access to existing APIs to extensions. The idea is to make browsing faster, more reliable and secure but this is: 1. not really the case [*] 2. at the price to not have any options (which was my primary feature of Firefox)

After the upgrade a lot of useful addons stopped working. A lot of bugzilla feature requests to add APIs to Firefox are present but they are moving very slow as well apparently not all add-on authors have the nerves to go through the process. In the past requests for web extension APIs have been rejected with the rational that internal APIs can still be used. Now this is not anymore the case but the long-requested APIs have not been implemented.

Basically I feel screwed by a lot of functionality being removed without robust path forward and no backward compatibility period.

I might be just expressing my frustration that Firefox is becoming just another browser for the average user with decisions taken to screw advanced users.

My request is to seriously reconsider Firefox development strategy by keeping the major advantages of Firefox over competitors. This forum is the only place I see fit to send out such a broad request. And I do this only because I still care about Firefox and am a loyal Firefox user since early days. And I would like to see improvements in it, not mimicking inferior designs.

[*] I say not really the case, because I was using RightToClick in the past and it worked brilliantly. Had to switch to Enable Right click and select extension. And it took me a week to figure out that it breaks usual browsing experience in a very annoying way. So how did it help that extension is using new APIs? It didn't. Thus I conclude restricting APIs can't prevent bad user experience.

Asked by akostadinov 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Why would I want a "refresh", or an update, for that matter. I liked it the way it was.

I realize those that write the code have to justify their existence, but, having to learn a new look and feel each time, "whoever", decides "this might be better", really… (read more)

I realize those that write the code have to justify their existence, but, having to learn a new look and feel each time, "whoever", decides "this might be better", really sucks! What if someone, every so often, broke into your car and rearranged the layout of the controls. You'd have to learn how to drive all over again. FOR NO GOOD REASON!

I just got rid of 57.0.4 and re-installed an earlier version that LOOKS, AND FEELS THE WAY I WANT IT...

Asked by Koladra 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Congratulations. You have now rendered Firefox so un-friendly I can't use it any more

I don't have a week to devote to learning all about something new. Firefox has always been crazy with updates every three hours that change all your settings so you have… (read more)

I don't have a week to devote to learning all about something new. Firefox has always been crazy with updates every three hours that change all your settings so you have to re-do them. Now I can't find how to add something to favorites. I am sorry, I am busy and do not have time to read a book about your browser just to "learn how" to do things on it. Yoo hoo--- people in business DO NOT USE THEIR PHONES FOR EVERYTHING. So if this is primarily a phone or tablet browser, just say so and I will just uninstall it and quit being frustrated. Why have you kept changing and changing it until it is unusable? This is why people don't like it any more--- not because it isn't "phone friendly'! Get a clue! Hire someone over 13 who has actually some experience running a business to see what business people want in a browser and fix it!

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Asked by disgustedwithfirefox 2 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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After maybe 10 years, I've had it with Firefox. Apparently, they have no idea what they are doing or how.

Even after years of instability and slowness, I stuck with it. Then, finally, they did a major upgrade that seemed to fix the problems. Of course the one extension - Sess… (read more)

Even after years of instability and slowness, I stuck with it. Then, finally, they did a major upgrade that seemed to fix the problems. Of course the one extension - Session Manager - that was the main reason I used Firefox, no longer worked. Yet still I stayed, and every time it said to update, I did. Now it's worse than it ever was. It is excruciatingly slow, and completely unstable, and I have had it. I hate Chrome, but it works, and, if I have to use some second-rate session manager, it may as well be under Chrome.

Just ... fed ... up!

Asked by jfm30204 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Want to request some new features for the reader view in firefox

1. In the Firefox Reader view does not show the date information of any article. Please code to show the date info. 2. In the reader view give us a native option to save … (read more)

1. In the Firefox Reader view does not show the date information of any article. Please code to show the date info. 2. In the reader view give us a native option to save the article as exactly shown in read mode to save as pdf format for future reference.

Asked by RezwanAhmed 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Browser suggestion: pop-up blacklist

This site: https://www.lawanswers.com.au/threads/ebay-and-paypal-australian-consumer-law-on-withholding-payments.6537/ Popped out a new window in the background when I hi… (read more)

This site: https://www.lawanswers.com.au/threads/ebay-and-paypal-australian-consumer-law-on-withholding-payments.6537/

Popped out a new window in the background when I highlighted some text.

1. Every time JavaScript is used to pop-up a new tab or window, an icon should be made available to report the site for unwanted pop-ups. The site could be added to a blacklist. The blacklist should be downloaded in whole rather than queried on Firefox servers for privacy (Mozilla does care about privacy doesn't it?).

2. If a site is on the blacklist and it tries to pop-up a tab/window then the popup could be blocked and same icon could highlight for say 10 seconds. Clicking the icon in this case would give the options to open the popup, white-list the page for the user, vote against the blacklist. Something like:

[ ] Show the blocked page. [ ] White-list this site for me. [ ] I don't think this site should be blacklisted

[ OK ] [Cancel]

Some fuzzy logic could perhaps be used to determine whether or not to keep sites on the blacklist. Sites with very large amounts of blacklisting+white-listing could be manually looked at.

Also: I don't ever want anything happening when I highlight text other than the text being high-lighted, it's not necessary and it completely ruins the browsing experience. No excuses, it's bad. Add a white-list if necessary for the 0.01% edge cases where this might be useful.

Asked by Kvoter 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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why does firefox keep creating new profiles when I fill in forms

If I use autofill, I have no problem (I double click in a field and get the 2 profile choices I have set up, click on one and then the form fills). But if I have to manua… (read more)

If I use autofill, I have no problem (I double click in a field and get the 2 profile choices I have set up, click on one and then the form fills). But if I have to manually type into a profile field on any site Firefox creates a new autofill profile. I have to go into settings to delete the extras. There should be an option for "create new profiles automatically" that I can turn on or off.

Asked by Glenno 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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When will Mozilla add an in-built 'Save as PDF' option in Firefox?

Why Mozilla is not adding 'Save as PDF' in Firefox like in Chrome or Opera? I saw many discussion forums: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212834, https://sup… (read more)

Why Mozilla is not adding 'Save as PDF' in Firefox like in Chrome or Opera? I saw many discussion forums: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212834, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1211433 . But none of them, helped me. They said that it needs an add-on. But the question arises - Why Mozilla is not adding this feature?. I have got some api(s) too (If it helps any Firefox Developer to build the feature in Firefox and give it in future releases. See this api: https://pdfcrowd.com/doc/api/ . There is an open source too : https://wkhtmltopdf.org/ . Please add them I beg your pardon !

Asked by Anabadyo 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Can you please add Windows 10 Hello fingerprint to Firefox Master Password Options.

I have a Bio-Key fingerprint reader I use to login to my Windows 10 laptop using Windows Hello. Can you please give us fingerprint login as the master password for our Fi… (read more)

I have a Bio-Key fingerprint reader I use to login to my Windows 10 laptop using Windows Hello. Can you please give us fingerprint login as the master password for our Firefox accounts?

Asked by v.bowen 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago