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cannot log in on new windows 10 computer with 7 character password

I have a master password I have been using for many years. It is 7 characters long. On a new windows 10 computer, I downloaded firerfox and when I tried to log in, got er… (read more)

I have a master password I have been using for many years. It is 7 characters long. On a new windows 10 computer, I downloaded firerfox and when I tried to log in, got error that my password needs to be 8 characters.

How can I get it to accept my current 7 character password?

Asked by dalejanus 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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I foolishly upgraded firefox and now the new version has tabs again. How do I get rid of them?

I was happy with firefox 63.0.1 and should not have upgraded, but I did. I seem to remember adding a CSS file to eliminate tabs in 63. How can I eliminate the tabs in the… (read more)

I was happy with firefox 63.0.1 and should not have upgraded, but I did. I seem to remember adding a CSS file to eliminate tabs in 63. How can I eliminate the tabs in the new version that I just upgarded to? Thanks

Asked by mike_z 5 months ago

Answered by mike_z 5 months ago

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startup crash fixed

Fixed a startup crash in Linux KDE5/Plasma5 with `chmod 1777 /dev/shm` Cryptic crash message in konqueror: [7322, Main Thread] WARNING: failed to open shm: Permission den… (read more)

Fixed a startup crash in Linux KDE5/Plasma5 with `chmod 1777 /dev/shm` Cryptic crash message in konqueror:

[7322, Main Thread] WARNING: failed to open shm: Permission denied: file /builds/worker/checkouts/gecko/ipc/chromium/src/base/shared_memory_posix.cc, line 246 ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump

Key phrase: "shm permission denied" - ignore the rest.

Spent a half hour trying to add the fix to the crash reports, found no way to do that. Once the cause of the crash is fixed, there is no way to add that information to the crash report. Developers just get bombed with crash reports every time I click Restart.

These should be closed with a note to check /dev/shm permissions. The '1777' was changed after a system update.

bp-bcedb86c-ca1f-4923-8c7f-ff3570200419 4/19/20, 4:48 PM bp-20bcf048-8fdc-4fc5-9dc0-272500200419 4/19/20, 4:42 PM bp-f9680944-e772-4b7d-8d95-4c8290200419 4/19/20, 4:41 PM bp-0cdd32ef-4e9f-4763-848c-3c8a30200419

Asked by hpfeil1 6 months ago

Answered by hpfeil1 6 months ago

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I can't prevent Firefox from filling in my address on forms

I don't want Firefox to memorize my street address or automatically fill in forms with it. I've unchecked "autofill addresses" and there are no memorized addresses. I've … (read more)

I don't want Firefox to memorize my street address or automatically fill in forms with it. I've unchecked "autofill addresses" and there are no memorized addresses. I've unchecked "remember search and form history." But I just went to a website I don't believe I've ever been to, and there was my street address filled in. How do I stop that?

Asked by ravjeremy1 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Firefox browser not the same for all users on same PC

I logged in as a different user on Windows 10 PC. When I opened FF the browser was different, it didn't have the Webroot Webfiltering Shield icon (however it did have the… (read more)

I logged in as a different user on Windows 10 PC. When I opened FF the browser was different, it didn't have the Webroot Webfiltering Shield icon (however it did have the LastPass icon on it). I used the SYNC tool but it still didn't add that plugin.

Asked by gmajic 6 months ago

Answered by gmajic 6 months ago

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Push notifications from chat.google.com

I have enabled all push notifications in google chat options and agreed for those notifications in firefox. Still it's not working for me. I can't see any notifications w… (read more)

I have enabled all push notifications in google chat options and agreed for those notifications in firefox. Still it's not working for me. I can't see any notifications when I recieve message and all what is happening I hear "ding" and that's all.

Asked by tomaszszozda83 6 months ago

Answered by McCoy 6 months ago

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how do I disable the annoying mini menu which pops up with items like "Save Page As.." etc.

This mini menu often appears when clicking with the trackpad when I am in middle of editing a video or something. It often interferes with my other operations and if I ac… (read more)

This mini menu often appears when clicking with the trackpad when I am in middle of editing a video or something. It often interferes with my other operations and if I accidentally choose one of the items in the menus the consequences are bad. Is there an option to disable this very annoying feature?

Asked by mhl 6 months ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 6 months ago

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With two tabs open to web pages, what is a typical amount of memory for Firefox to use?

With two tabs in use, my fully updated Firefox uses 350 MB of memory or more, about 36% of available memory on this 2013 Windows 10 Pro Dell. Is this level of memory usa… (read more)

With two tabs in use, my fully updated Firefox uses 350 MB of memory or more, about 36% of available memory on this 2013 Windows 10 Pro Dell.

Is this level of memory usage typical, or possibly indicative of a problem?

[Background: My only problem is some web pages taking a long time to load, which could have many possible causes of course. I do employ most of the available security protection in Firefox Options/Privacy and Security, judt use Windows security software for monitoring, show no viruses on Malwarebytes.... I have never before now looked at Task Manager Processes with just a browser running, nothing else. I have checked out the online recommendations.]

Asked by Quenchoo 6 months ago

Answered by Eve 6 months ago

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In the 'Manage Permissions' section, under 'Cookies and Site Data' I have configured Firefox to block Google and Youtube cookies. These are not being blocked.

I have the following entries in the 'Manage Permissions' section; http://google.com Block https://google.com Block http://google.ca Block https://google.ca Block http://y… (read more)

I have the following entries in the 'Manage Permissions' section;

http://google.com Block https://google.com Block http://google.ca Block https://google.ca Block http://youtube.com Block http://youtube.ca Block

However, I still get a youtube.com cookie whenever I watch a video. How do I prevent this?

Aside - yes, I am aware that blocking this cookie breaks some youtube content - I'm good with that. Also, why do I need to put each website in twice? (for http and https) I can't really think of a scenario where I'd want to block one and permit the other.

Asked by jeff77 6 months ago

Answered by jeff77 6 months ago

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I cannot log in to Firefox Send any longer FF75.0x64

I am able to log in to any Firefox service with no problems except Firefox Send. It used to work but now only gives an error message. I tried in Safe Mode with Add-Ons … (read more)

I am able to log in to any Firefox service with no problems except Firefox Send. It used to work but now only gives an error message. I tried in Safe Mode with Add-Ons Disabled and it still didn't work. It sends me an email each time I try saying there was a new log in but it never actually lets me log in.

Asked by diaboyos 5 months ago

Answered by diaboyos 5 months ago

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Firefox Sync does not sync bookmarks from Android to macOS

Hi! With the current version of Firefox installed on a Macbook and an Android phone and Firefox Sync (only bookmarks selected) setup on both of them, I can sync on both d… (read more)

Hi!

With the current version of Firefox installed on a Macbook and an Android phone and Firefox Sync (only bookmarks selected) setup on both of them, I can sync on both device without any error message.

After the sync, there is a new "Desktop Bookmarks" folder on the Android phone which contains all bookmarks from the Mac – nice!

On the Mac, however, the bookmarks from the Android phone don't show up. Searching for a bookmark created on the Android phone prior to the sync returns nothing on the Mac.

In the old days, there used to be a top level item "Mobile Bookmarks" on the desktop browser. There's no such thing on my Mac browser unless if I enable it explicitly with "about:config". But even in this "Mobile Bookmarks" folder, the bookmarks from the Android phone don't show up and the "Mobile Bookmarks" folder itself is removed again after the next app restart.

I've already verified the places.sqlite on the Mac with "about:support".

Thanks a lot for your hints!

Cheers, -sven

Asked by svoop 5 months ago

Answered by svoop 5 months ago

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Stop auto guessing websites in the address bar

Hi, How can I disable this feature? I want Firefox to show me suggestions based in my bookmarks or history, instead of websites I've never visited. For example, in the im… (read more)

Hi,

How can I disable this feature?

I want Firefox to show me suggestions based in my bookmarks or history, instead of websites I've never visited.

For example, in the image attached, I typed "dis" and Firefox suggested me "discordapp.com". I have Discord in my bookmarks, but the URL is "discord.com/login". In this way I can access directly to the login page of Discord. However Firefox is always showing me "discord.com" as first result and it's very annoying.

How can I disable this?

Thank you.

Asked by xerez 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Incorrect filetype on Bandcamp downloads

When I try to download music I have purchased from Bandcamp (www.bandcamp.com) the file that downloads (regardless of if i choose AAC fomat or FLAC) downloads as a TextEd… (read more)

When I try to download music I have purchased from Bandcamp (www.bandcamp.com) the file that downloads (regardless of if i choose AAC fomat or FLAC) downloads as a TextEdit file which I can usually expand with StuffItExpander. However this no longer works, yet it works fine on Safari.

URL of such a file is download URL of such a purchase

Bandcamp support are unaware of any issues - I updated to Firefox 75.0.1 with no difference in the outcome.

Asked by Fuzzface 6 months ago

Answered by brisu 6 months ago

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does clearing cookies and site data on one device, clear same across other devices.

i have multi-devices,all set up the same. Sync is on. Does clearing cookies and site data on one device sync across all others and clear all? Does sync share "all" betwee… (read more)

i have multi-devices,all set up the same. Sync is on. Does clearing cookies and site data on one device sync across all others and clear all? Does sync share "all" between devices? jeff

Asked by adcc54 6 months ago

Answered by philipp 6 months ago

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i want to create a small booklet with a soft cover. It is only 43 pages 11 x 8 1/2. How do i do in firefox?

I have written 43 pages 11 x 8 1/2 Inches of family members' memories. I would like to create or transfer into a small booklet with a soft cover but reducing pages to a… (read more)

I have written 43 pages 11 x 8 1/2 Inches of family members' memories. I would like to create or transfer into a small booklet with a soft cover but reducing pages to approximately 6 inches by 6 inches. I would like advice as to how to do. thanks!!

Asked by phildavis1000 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Firefox 75 on MacBook Air 10.15.4 | Why won't all of my Cached Web Content clear, manually or on close, despite all relevant settings activated (4.4 MB remain)?

I have also downloaded and tried a Firefox recommended "Clear Cache" toolbar add-on, to no avail. If my computer collects more than 4.4 MB of cached data, the overage wil… (read more)

I have also downloaded and tried a Firefox recommended "Clear Cache" toolbar add-on, to no avail.

If my computer collects more than 4.4 MB of cached data, the overage will clear. It's the 4.4 MB that won't disappear.

I am a long-time Firefox user who always clears cached content and site data prior to closing my browser, and I have never noticed this issue until two or three days ago.

My computer has only one installed plugin, i.e., Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0.

The attached images show my Privacy & Security settings.

Any suggestions? Thanks, in advance.

Asked by jason 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago