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updates for mozilla firefox on linux

I downloaded and installed this package: firefox-81.0.tar.bz2 on Manjaro linux. If I click on Help/about, it updates. Does it update automatically, even if I don't open H… (read more)

I downloaded and installed this package: firefox-81.0.tar.bz2 on Manjaro linux. If I click on Help/about, it updates. Does it update automatically, even if I don't open Help/about?

Asked by Shmu26 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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"Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" not working on new Win10 machine

OK, so this Firefox feature worked fine on my "old" and beloved Win7 machine. I finally broke down and upgraded to a new Surface Win10 Pro machine running Firefox 81.0.1… (read more)

OK, so this Firefox feature worked fine on my "old" and beloved Win7 machine. I finally broke down and upgraded to a new Surface Win10 Pro machine running Firefox 81.0.1 , transferred all my old Firefox settings and saved logins, but now Firefox will not save any new logins and passwords as it did on my beloved Win7 "boat anchor."

I read through the Firefox help section and all I could find is some talk about Trend Micro security software blocking this Firefox feature. I DO NOT HAVE TREND MICRO on this new machine.

The only security software I have running is Malwarebytes 4.2.1 and of course the ever-present Microsoft Security.

So how do I get back my beloved Firefox feature: "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites?"

HELP and thanks!

Asked by Tom Sails 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Primary Password

The quick version of my question: Why does my Yahoo email readily open on most devices without prompting for the Primary Password? I'm not particularly tech savvy but I'v… (read more)

The quick version of my question: Why does my Yahoo email readily open on most devices without prompting for the Primary Password? I'm not particularly tech savvy but I've looked and I haven't created any exceptions that would allow opening my email to be bypassed from the PP. Longer version: I use MF as my preferred browser and I have many websites bookmarked to which my passwords are autofilled. I work from home but I am my replacement at her office location. I was alarmed to find that when I brought up an MF browser on desktops at the office location, there were my bookmarks along with the ability for anyone to effortlessly login to a given website since the passwords were saved. to remedy, I tuned off Sync, but that didn't seem to solve the problem as my bookmarks were still exactly and easily accessible. Then I created a Primary Password on the two desktops at the remote office location, as well as several devices in my home. The puzzle is that Yahoo opens with no problem when I select that bookmark. I don't get prompted for the PP until I open another browser page. Also of concern: when I select a password protected bookmark, I can manually enter my login and see my sensitive account information if I just keep clicking on Cancel when the PP prompt appears. Is that because knowing the password "overwrites" the security of the PP?

Asked by CAL 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Problem with getting rid of all the "Cashed Web Content" using the appropriate commands in Preferences Privacy & Security

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff bein… (read more)

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff being dumped on my hard drive. Recently I have been unable to remove some of this cached web content, initially 32Kb, but now it is up to 752Kb - could this be malware?! How can I find out what it is and how can I remove it?

Asked by petewilson213 1 month ago

Answered by petewilson213 1 month ago

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Can the FF 81.0 Menu bar be duplicated in the hamburger menu?

IMHO, the Hamburger menu should be the duplicate of the Menu bar. That way one could gain vertical display space by hiding the Menu bar. After all, the some of the Menu b… (read more)

IMHO, the Hamburger menu should be the duplicate of the Menu bar. That way one could gain vertical display space by hiding the Menu bar. After all, the some of the Menu bar options are already duplicated, but not the ones I could use. Why not go all the way and let users gain the extra display space?

Asked by ineuw 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Free i-phone promotion

Good day, My sister got a message from firefox in the browser saying that she won an i-phone because she is the ****th user. I this legit? She was also asked to give her … (read more)

Good day,

My sister got a message from firefox in the browser saying that she won an i-phone because she is the ****th user. I this legit? She was also asked to give her credit card details for a small amount for courier fees.

Asked by johannesnothnagel 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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When I press [↑] or [↓] after opening a new tab, a dropdown list appears. One has a location to my linux computer (file:///home/foo.html) and has a gray thumbtack icon. What is it and how do I delete it?

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for … (read more)

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for the list.

There are some frequently visited sites like gmail. There is one bookmarked site I frequently access. In the screenshot, this is the one with the blue star. And then there's the mysterious URL to an html on my Linux Mint computer ("/home/[...]/[...].html”). The icon for this is a gray thumbtack.

I press the down key until this mysterious URL is selected, and then press Delete, but it doesn’t get deleted.

What is this and how do I get rid of it? I tried searching for it in my Bookmarks, but I don’t think it’s a bookmark.


I'm on Firefox 81.0 (64-bit) Linux Mint. But I've had this problem for many versions now.

Asked by Mozilla cheese 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox error in options -- developers please read !!

Unchecking a certain option in firefox breaks downloading for certain homepages: ======================================================= Did a little research. This prob… (read more)

Unchecking a certain option in firefox breaks downloading for certain homepages:

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Did a little research. This problem has appeared with rel/ver 79. The problem shows up as soon as the check mark is removed in the options. Which check mark? Well:

TOOLS

   OPTIONS
      GENERAL
          TABS
               uncheck the box "open links in tabs instead of new windows" 

Use the instructions below. Took me quite a while to find what/where the problem is.

The following is just an example - you can try downloading any firmware for any other ASUS product! If you are interested - just try the following sequence of "commands":

Go to the homepage of "ASUS.COM" Position on the "service" option. Click on the "service and support" option in the drop-down menu. Select the pic showing i.e. a router (wlan and networks). Select "wireless router" as the product range (first box). Then select i.e. "RT-AC66U" as product model (second box). Then select "Drivers & Tools". Then select "BIOS and FIRMWARE". AND then try downloading.

This is where MY browser starting with rel 79 just blinks and inserts a little notice which reads i.e. "2020/09/29 downloaded" and a little circle with an arrow in it pointing downwards.

But nothing is downloaded.

Putting a check in the above mentioned box makes the download work.

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HOPE A DEVELOPER READS THIS.

Either ASUS is doing something strange or firefox as of rel 79 has changed its behavior.

To repeat myself: I can download on other sites (like drivers for NVIDIA GPUs) just fine. So far, it just seems to be a problem on the ASUS homepage.

ASUS is telling me that this is a Firefox problem.

Have a nice day.

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Asked by give-me-a-chance 2 months ago

Answered by give-me-a-chance 1 month ago

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SSL certificate error on certain websites

Hi, Ever since upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on both my laptop and PC, I've had trouble accessing Steam's websites due to bad certificate domains. I've include… (read more)

Hi,

Ever since upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on both my laptop and PC, I've had trouble accessing Steam's websites due to bad certificate domains. I've included a screencap of the error message.

I tried contacting Steam about this problem, since its only on their websites the problem is. They told me that there was no error on their side, and that they suspect that I don't have an "up-to-date trusted root authority" stored. I don't know what that is, and had no luck contacting Windows about the problem. So far I haven't seen this problem appear anywhere I've looked for help, so I am trying posting myself here.

I have already tried: - Reinstalling the certificate automatically for the Steam.exe file - Flushing DNS config // Also tried connecting through Google's DNS server - Repairing Steam install (in case the problem came from the program) - Permanently disabling VPN software and AntiVirus programs from interfering with anything Steam-related - Resyncronizing time on the PC (almost the only solution I could find on the web, still didn't work)

I hope someone can help me.

Asked by ross.rasmus 2 months ago

Answered by ross.rasmus 2 months ago

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mediathekviewweb.de

Hi - since 3 days ago the app when called appears as up-to-date yet milky/hazy and is unaccessible. I am on Win7 and use newest program versions. advTHANKSance (thanks in… (read more)

Hi - since 3 days ago the app when called appears as up-to-date yet milky/hazy and is unaccessible. I am on Win7 and use newest program versions. advTHANKSance (thanks in advance for your helpful mail. best regards HORST VON DER TRENCK

Asked by vdte 2 months ago

Answered by philipp 2 months ago

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Why is the sound file present and playable in browser?

I updated a sound file on a web server I have access to. When I reloaded a page with a player to play that file, the old sound file still is the one presented by the … (read more)

I updated a sound file on a web server I have access to. When I reloaded a page with a player to play that file, the old sound file still is the one presented by the browser.

Go into Preferences, Privacy, manage data, select the domain involved, delete all the data. Reload the page again. Old sound file still is the one presented by the browser.

Reload again, this time using CMD-R, the hard reload key combo for MacOS. Old sound file still is the one presented by the browser.

Delete sound file from webserver, CMD-R. Old sound file still is the one presented by the browser.

Click play button. Old sound file plays.

Right click on sound control, select Save Audio As... Saving file to my computer appears to happen. However, the file saved is only 281 bytes. When I try playing it, audio player yells at me and says that is not a sound file.

Reload the page in another browser, it reports sound file missing.

Sound from old file still plays in FireFox.

First, I went into settings and deleted the data for the domain where this sound comes from.

Reloaded the page,

All I really want is to get firefox to play the new sound file, but its belief in the old file won't let it see the new one. Firefox has stashed the old sound file somewhere on my system and it keeps insisting that is the file I should have.

Well, there is one other thing I want. I would like acknowledgement that this is a bitchable situation. I hate it that tech world always says every problem is my fault. Maybe if the techworld would stop blaming users for problems they might start figuring out how to handle the news they filter more honestly as well.

Asked by Carla Rogers 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Bookmarks

I uninstalled Firefox and then re-installed Firefox. I did this because I added an extension and did not think it was working properly. Then when I went to delete it coul… (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and then re-installed Firefox. I did this because I added an extension and did not think it was working properly. Then when I went to delete it could not find it so I uninstalled and got latest Firefox. Now, I cannot find my bookmarks. Please tell me the uninstall DID NOT REMOVE my bookmarks of several years!!! In the past when uninstalling, there was a check box asking do you want all bookmarks etc removed... Don't tell me that my bookmarks are gone...

Asked by williawh 2 months ago

Answered by williawh 2 months ago

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Junk Mail

How do I prevent mail from certain websites going to Junk Mail? I have tried the online suggestions, but cannot resolve it. Some of the items I am advised to click on eit… (read more)

How do I prevent mail from certain websites going to Junk Mail? I have tried the online suggestions, but cannot resolve it. Some of the items I am advised to click on either don't exist, or I am too stupid to find them. I'm sure the answer must be simple. Help, please. Many thanks.

Confused old man.

Asked by walter44 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Flickr not loading

Hi, When I try to reach Flickr it does not fully load the site but just the top of the Flickr home page, The blue line under the black Flickr heading keeps going across t… (read more)

Hi, When I try to reach Flickr it does not fully load the site but just the top of the Flickr home page, The blue line under the black Flickr heading keeps going across the screen. This has happened for some months now with different issues of Firefox and different Mac OS releases. Currently I am on Firefox 81 and Mojave. I have had to solve the problem by using Safari but I would prefer to use firefox. Any help greatky appreciated. Many thanks Ben Screen grab attached

Asked by ben.miflin 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Firefox don't move cursor with page down

Quite often when I page down to read message from website, then I found I missed something and like to go back one page, page up will bring me back to the top. Upon check… (read more)

Quite often when I page down to read message from website, then I found I missed something and like to go back one page, page up will bring me back to the top. Upon checking it is because Firefox don't move cursor with page down, the cursor still at the top and thus page up bring me there

It is really inconvenience and if anyway to fix that?

Asked by carfield 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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how to fix losing all your typed work in firefox session when you hit the 'backspace' key

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has … (read more)

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has no intention of fixing the problem despite countless user complaints. the resulting loss in thousands of man-hours of work is not acceptable under any circumstances

but what is unacceptable aside from all the lost man-hours is that instead of mozilla immediately fixing the problem, it has allowed it to linger. i can no longer afford to use mozilla software. it's easier for me to delete all mozilla software from each and every one of my computers than have to keep track of the browser.backspace_action key for all of them. i'm going through all my drives and deleting everything to do with firefox

here's how to do it: download vivaldi browser and import all of your firefox settings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11v63-MFUkOGVRm4Oia5EuW_ZTqVZosXl/view?usp=sharing

use this walkthrough to import all of your firefox tabs into vivaldi: https://browserengine.net/how-to-import-tabs-from-chrome-to-firefox-and-vice-versa/

search through all your drives for "mozilla" and "firefox", and delete everything, esp. having to do with "installer" or "setup" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5iAcWjC_wh0vNiWJujR-xk7lfhgihPJ/view?usp=sharing

there. you will never destroy your work by using the backspace key, and you can edit your typed work without fear of mozilla hijacking your browser and destroying all of your work

you can go the extra mile by putting every correspondence from mozilla that concerns donations into the spam folder

Asked by hamoo 1 month ago

Answered by hamoo 1 month ago

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Accidentally removed an extension from the toolbar, how do I get it back?

As the subject says, I accidentally banished my Nord VPN extension to the nether world and I have no clue how to get it back on my toolbar. I tried disabling it, then ena… (read more)

As the subject says, I accidentally banished my Nord VPN extension to the nether world and I have no clue how to get it back on my toolbar.

I tried disabling it, then enabling it again then I tried removing it then adding it again but no dice.

Thanks in advance for any help I could get on this.

Asked by glaminous 1 month ago

Answered by glaminous 1 month ago

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Updates to Firefox on MacOS

Just a suggestion on getting update content information. I do not enable automatic updates in order to maintain personal update control and to generally wait a few days… (read more)

Just a suggestion on getting update content information.

I do not enable automatic updates in order to maintain personal update control and to generally wait a few days to allow any bugs in the update to shake out [e.g 81.0.2 to fix the Twitter bug in 81.0.1 -- No biggie, small bugs can crop-up in any update in spite of Mozilla's commendable quality control]. When manually checking Firefox "About" to look at update status, the pop-up shows the current installed version, with a link to "What's new?" [Great idea, thanks]. Unfortunately, there is not a "What's new?" link beside the box to download a new update, thus one must do an on-line search for the related Release Note to determine the urgency/relevancy of doing the update.

Adding an additional "What's new?" would be an appreciated change -- Thanks and be well.

Asked by JohnfromMA 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago