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since logins and options are displayed in tabs, can addons having all tab data permission read them?

earlier logins used to be displayed as dialog/popup. but now, since logins and options are displayed in tabs called lockwise, can addons having all tab data permission re… (read more)

earlier logins used to be displayed as dialog/popup. but now, since logins and options are displayed in tabs called lockwise, can addons having all tab data permission read them?

Asked by Manish @aurira 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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safe emails from online provider deletions

It is confusing to me about saving emails and folders to my PC from let's say an Outlook mail account. Please excuse my ignorance. I use TB extensively. I also save email… (read more)

It is confusing to me about saving emails and folders to my PC from let's say an Outlook mail account. Please excuse my ignorance. I use TB extensively. I also save emails to what I thought was a safe subfolder that I created in the imap listing in TB on my PC. However, I was just reading that this is not safe. One should build a sub-folder in Local folders. Can someone please explain Local folders and how to make sure that emails/folders I safe when I store them. EX: When I or Outlook, delete emails and folders from Outlook acct., it does not affect my PC TB emails. This is greatly appreciated. God Bless

Asked by msnplshelp 5 months ago

Answered by Stans 5 months ago

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Security settings on Firefox - not retained

I select the setting: "ask to save logins and passwords for websites" so that I can also select "Autofill logins and passwords". This works for a session of Firefox, … (read more)

I select the setting:

"ask to save logins and passwords for websites" so that I can also select 

"Autofill logins and passwords". This works for a session of Firefox, but when I close it and start a new one, it does not retain the selection. Is there another setting somewhere that is undoing it?

Asked by Allan 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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My master password isnt being accepted

Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched u… (read more)

Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched up &Firefox 84.02. This morning I noticed my network share from LP1 to DT1 wasnt working and found LP1 powered down. Powered it up & it looked to be completing a patch (KB4598242) so let it finish successfully and logged in. It wouldnt take the 2 master pw prompts although definitely typing them correctly. Poked around the forum that talks of key4.db, key3.db and logins.json. Only had key4db but had a loginsbackup.json. deleted logins.jason and renamed loginsbackup. reloaded. Same, so am stuck. Did notice as LP1 loaded after powering on that a Firefox update occurred. Could one have messed the other? Anyway these things seldom happen on their own so what went on yesterday. On LP2 I noticed that on each reboot I got 2 identical FFox windows. I tried refresh, uninstalling ffox & mainteneance service, same. So I searched for the word firefox and deleted everything I could find and reinstalled FFox. Same, so switched off & gave up. Perhaps I have sync between my devices, not sure. However I have never at any stage changed my master passwords which is the same on all 3 pc's. Any ideas? Shame to lose over 120 passwords if I have to somehow start over again by uninstalling FFox and reinstalling..that'll take ages. And of course the password prompt is coming up all the time whilst typing this. Help please

Asked by oldchap47 1 week ago

Answered by oldchap47 1 week ago

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blocked search results on https://www.mypoints.com/search-and-earn

I have been using https://www.mypoints.com/search-and-earn for search to earn points for cash. For some time now when I try to search hear the results are blocked. Only… (read more)

I have been using https://www.mypoints.com/search-and-earn for search to earn points for cash. For some time now when I try to search hear the results are blocked. Only blocked on Firefox, other browsers work fine. How do I unblock this site on Firefox

Asked by hmgrn1 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Firefox 84.0.2 showing logins that don't exist

I let Firefox store my logins so I don't have to hunt no matter which computer I'm using. Lately, Firefox has decided to show logins that don't exist or haven't been used… (read more)

I let Firefox store my logins so I don't have to hunt no matter which computer I'm using. Lately, Firefox has decided to show logins that don't exist or haven't been used in decades (yes, DECADES). I ran CTRL-SHIFT- DEL, shut down and and restarted FF and rebooting. The fool things still show. What gives? How can these unneeded items be permanently removed? Thank you.

Asked by RealGomer 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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(ProtonMail) How do I get a new page to load in the same page, not a new tab?

Hi; hope all is well in your world! I have a ProtonMail account. (It works fine, I recommend it!) Had it for years, but have not used it much. Looking into VPN and proton… (read more)

Hi; hope all is well in your world!

I have a ProtonMail account. (It works fine, I recommend it!) Had it for years, but have not used it much. Looking into VPN and proton offers one, so trying to find out more, and so am now exploring the proton site quite a bit.

I can log into ProtonMail itself very easily; I get directed to my ProtonMail inbox. Cool so far. But clicking on 'help' takes me to ProtonMail Support, in a new tab. Not so cool, because I'm now not logged in. If I hit the 'LOG IN' button at the top of that page, I can log in (again) very easily. But it takes me back to my ProtonMail inbox! Same problem if I try to log in to the Protonmail Blog.

I've tried everything I can think of. I've checked through all the ProtonMail support articles (that claim they are 'step by step guide to find easily your answer'); I've investigated 'Common Login Problems', and none of the offered solutions apply (I'm not having a problem logging in; I'm having a problem logging in to something other than the inbox.) I've tried disabling browser extensions; checked the settings of Javascript, Session Storage, and Cookies; even tried using a different browser.

I think the answer to this conundrum is to configure Firefox -- just for proton -- so that instead of opening a new tab it opens the content in the same tab. But I've searched Firefox help, and have not been able to discover how to do that.

I fear I am slowly but surely going insane.

Please help!

Asked by pendantry 1 week ago

Answered by pendantry 3 days ago

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Sync when upgrading to new computer

On my old computer - Linux Mint 19 with current Firefox installed, I had enabled an account and set a master password. Now I'm upgrading to a new computer. Firefox does n… (read more)

On my old computer - Linux Mint 19 with current Firefox installed, I had enabled an account and set a master password. Now I'm upgrading to a new computer. Firefox does not recognize the old master password. I found the setting to enable a new account password, but through the multiple jumps needed to get this set up, it frequently locks me out for 15 minutes. You encouraged saving passwords in Firefox. Switching the method for storing the passwords between versions and then having frequent 15 minute lockouts will make me abandon this platform. I don't have time for this. I do have my passwords backed up, but there is no where in Firefox that I can see in the passwords section to import from Firefox. I'm very disappointed.

Asked by davismbagpiper 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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I CANNOT delete **all** my stored passwords at once?

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to… (read more)

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to clear out all my stored passwords on this firefox browser installation, unless I simply uninstall firefox -- which is exactly what I am about to do. And now that I am aware of this appalling security flaw, I am sorry to say that I will be uninstalling it from everywhere else I use it too.

How can it possibly be that it is thought to be "OK" that in order to remove stored passwords, the user must remove each individual password separately. In my case, that is 227 passwords!! I can clear all browsing history, all cookies, all site-cache data, etc etc.... but several minutes of searching, both in the settings and more generally online, only has produced a way to remove passwords one at a time?

If i have missed the UI to do this, then I apologize for being so annoyed -- but in that case I must report that the feature is EXTREMELY well hidden.

I just cannot BELIEVE any browser I sign into with firefox sync almost instantly copies 227 passwords of mine onto a machine, and that I cannot remove them without doing several HUNDRED clicks.

What am I failing to understand here?

It would be much appreciated if some future answer to this question could also be sent to [email]@gmail.com. I do not think i will be logging into my firefox account again until I can feel more secure that the act of logging in won't copy hundreds of passwords in a way which I then need to spend hours removing.

I loved this browser, but unless I am mistaken about this problem, I'm afraid I simply can no longer use it.

This particular firefox browser is running on an old old lubuntu 386 laptop. Or rather, it is about to be "was running." Perhaps this is a problem in some old old version of firefox which I am running because I am on such an old machine. It is 84.0.2 (32 bit) running on an old old Acer Aspire One. If that is the case, may I a suggest that you add to your support pages some information on how to remove ALL saved logins in a single act.

Thank you scott petrack

Asked by scott.petrack 5 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 days ago

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privacy:resistfingerprinting

Can I still set my time to match my ip time even tho I change “privacy:resistfingerprinting”= true. Is there a way I can still solve my time to match my vpn ip after ? … (read more)

Can I still set my time to match my ip time even tho I change “privacy:resistfingerprinting”= true. Is there a way I can still solve my time to match my vpn ip after ?

Asked by darkohnanayaw 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Don't want Google to see the URL I type in

On my Android phone I cannot type in a URL and have Firefox take me there directly. Google (or some other search engine) sees and processes everything I type. On my deskt… (read more)

On my Android phone I cannot type in a URL and have Firefox take me there directly. Google (or some other search engine) sees and processes everything I type. On my desktop Firefox I can type a URL into the address bar without Google seeing it. (AFAIK.)

I don't want any search engine knowing a URL I type in. I want Firefox to drop it on the Internet to be resolved by the DNS.

Asked by Steve 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Changing password.

I saw: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-tb - re "Saved Logins. The following logins match your search:" However there is noth… (read more)

I saw: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-tb - re "Saved Logins. The following logins match your search:" However there is nothing there. I had changed the linked Gmail account login but Thunderbird would accept neither the old nor the new password. Nor it seems would it let me enter a new one. Help please!

Asked by tony168 3 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago

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Google Meet Sharing Screen

Just recently (Jan. 21st), I tried to share my screen while in a Google Meet and received the message, "You must grant permission in order to screenshare." I don't recei… (read more)

Just recently (Jan. 21st), I tried to share my screen while in a Google Meet and received the message, "You must grant permission in order to screenshare." I don't receive this message when I try it in Google Chrome. I've been able to share my screen in Google Meet when using Firefox in the past, but don't remember the last time I did. So, not sure when this issue really started. I would like to continue to use Firefox for this function, so any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Asked by s-coressel 3 days ago

Answered by Scribe 3 days ago

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Cookies for websites setup for ALLOW (replacement for post that "disappeared")

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices… (read more)

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices for privacy and security the way I wanted on my mac computer (blocking all cookies in all windows, with exceptions saved for ALLOW, ALLOW for SESSION and some for BLOCK). To accomplish this, required enabling deletion of cookies when Firefox closes.

My assumption based on information I got in the above mentioned thread, was that even when deletion of cookies is checked for when Firefox is closed, cookies for websites identified as exceptions with ALLOWED, are not deleted.

However, this is not what happens. A specific example is tripcheck.com, which stores custom itineraries for cameras in cookies. I setup quite a few of these custom itineraries and saved them and they were OK until I closed Firefox, when they were deleted, as the cookie was deleted. This website is setup as ALLOW in the Exceptions list.

As explained in the above mentioned thread:

"(2) Scenario Two

[X] Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed (checked)

Firefox shortens cookie expiration to session only unless the site has an ALLOW permission in the exceptions list. “.

I am more confused than ever, the settings do not appear to be working the way they are meant to work, not only for session cookies but also for what should be "permanent".

Am I doing something incorrectly or am I misunderstanding how setting should work?

If cookies of websites setup for ALLOW are deleted when Firefox is closed, the setting is defeating what I am trying to accomplish: saving cookies for websites that I use and save data in cookies (such as recognizing the computer, what’s needed for 2 step authentication, etc.).

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Some webpage images do not show

I find that images generally show on webpages such as the front page of a news site. However, when I click into a specific article, the image which is usually near the s… (read more)

I find that images generally show on webpages such as the front page of a news site. However, when I click into a specific article, the image which is usually near the start of an article in a lot of cases does not show (so it's not a "always never shown" situation); it's as if it's been removed from the webpage syntax i.e. there's no white space section showing something is missing. One example (of many I could include!) is https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/phonics-revolution-the-new-sound-of-reading-in-the-nations-schools/7A5UVZ55NAOJEQACLKELCNEU6U/ I verified there are images there by restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled (which starts Firefox in Safe Mode), and also by opening in another browser. So I went thru and disabled *all* add-ons and restarted Firefox. Images still don't show! These missing images only show when I run Firefox in Safe Mode.

In the back of my mind, there is/used-to-be an option to limit the size of images on a page(?) but I can't find any option now. I have also refreshed Firefox (a number of times; including a total de-install, reboot, re-install) but the problem remains. .. What am I missing? I'd like to be able to see these images.

Thanks.

Asked by LudwigWN 3 days ago

Answered by LudwigWN 1 day ago

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New Yahoo Passwor Rejected

I have loved and used Thunderbird for years after finally replacing good old Eudora. I recently had to change my Yahoo password for security reasons. I followed all the T… (read more)

I have loved and used Thunderbird for years after finally replacing good old Eudora. I recently had to change my Yahoo password for security reasons. I followed all the Thunderbird instructions on how to update my password, from options, to security, to show password, to delete password, reboot and entering my new password when prompted, and then save to password manager. But the new password is rejected when trying to download mail. Nothing else has changed. I've spent many, many hours with no success. The new, correct Yahoo password is now in Thunderbird. It is a long story, but for several reasons, I still use and must use Version 52.9.1, Mozilla 5.0. Therefore, some of the suggestions I've found online do not work with my older version. I can read my emails on Yahoo, but need to download them to Thunderbird for historical and management purposes. Any help much appreciated!

Asked by theedgesite 2 days ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 days ago