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When I invoke "Private Window" mode by default, the browser does not display the purple mask. Why not? What tells me that I am running in private mode?

Hi - When I set Firefox to run in Private Mode by default - it no longer displays the purple mask. How do I know then that I am actually running in Private mode? I have s… (read more)

Hi - When I set Firefox to run in Private Mode by default - it no longer displays the purple mask. How do I know then that I am actually running in Private mode? I have since switched and gone back to manually invoking the mode. Thank you.

Bill North Coventry, RI, USA

Asked by WJNorth 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Is there a place to save commonly visited links without losing them

I visit several different websites and tab them so they are always available. However, the tabs sometimes are completely gone when I log in some days. Is there a place … (read more)

I visit several different websites and tab them so they are always available. However, the tabs sometimes are completely gone when I log in some days. Is there a place to save those links?

Asked by janemiller 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do I get back search block on new tab?

My previous versions of Firefox allowed me to open a new window and get a large, long search block in the middle of the new window. The option to enable this now seems t… (read more)

My previous versions of Firefox allowed me to open a new window and get a large, long search block in the middle of the new window. The option to enable this now seems to be missing. That is, when I open a new window now, it is completely blank. Is there any way to get the search block back? (I search a lot and use many words at times; these run out of the tiny search block in the toolbar.)

Asked by ctviggen 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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how do i remove a server from my security profile?

I went against the security settings I have set up on my browser and gave exception for a non-recommended site to be one my computer has permission to visit. Now I want … (read more)

I went against the security settings I have set up on my browser and gave exception for a non-recommended site to be one my computer has permission to visit. Now I want to change that but when I went into my security options, I cannot find a delete button for the line items. When I highlight the line item it just provides an edit option which doesnt seem to do what I want.

Asked by happycat5 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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when I open a new tab, I get an advert at the bottom of the screen

I don't know if I am just getting paranoid, but now when I open a new tab, I am seeing an "advert" at the bottom of the screen. I say advert, but for want of a better te… (read more)

I don't know if I am just getting paranoid, but now when I open a new tab, I am seeing an "advert" at the bottom of the screen.

I say advert, but for want of a better term....

See attached. Some details have been hidden for my privacy.

Is that red rectangle at the bottom "legit" or does my machine have gremlins in it?

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Having problems with some websites

Some things are not working on some websites lately and I have to go to Internet Explorer or Edge to be able to do what I cant on Firefox. This website is a good example … (read more)

Some things are not working on some websites lately and I have to go to Internet Explorer or Edge to be able to do what I cant on Firefox.

This website is a good example https://www.colorit.com/blogs/news/may-2018-giveaway (Firefox website) there is a contest going on and I should be able to do each item on the checklist to get points but it doesnt have the items available to click on or show the points. I had to go to Internet Explorer to do them.

Asked by jeanniespc131 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Since Firefox is a collaborative effort from many people, how do I know that the code is secure?

I love using Firefox. That said, I'm very concerned about security. Since Firefox is a collaborative effort from many people, how do I know that the code (and it's pote… (read more)

I love using Firefox. That said, I'm very concerned about security. Since Firefox is a collaborative effort from many people, how do I know that the code (and it's potential weaknesses) are not available to those with bad motives?

Asked by fralish1 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Why won't my preferences for autofilling passwords stay set?

I keep setting my privacy security settings to "Remember logins and passwords" but it never sticks and keeps reverting back to not saving them and autofilling my password… (read more)

I keep setting my privacy security settings to "Remember logins and passwords" but it never sticks and keeps reverting back to not saving them and autofilling my passwords and usernames. Why won't it keep my settings?

Asked by CarlininNYC 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Should I delete MS Explorer after downloading Firefox

Should my system MS win 7 computer be running MS Exployer as well. Wondering if this slows my computer. My Bitdefender is always deleting Privacy issues created by Explo… (read more)

Should my system MS win 7 computer be running MS Exployer as well. Wondering if this slows my computer. My Bitdefender is always deleting Privacy issues created by Explorer?

Asked by tjda 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago