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logged in websites are not remaining logged in, must re-log in every few hours

hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, eve… (read more)

hi all i'm having a problem with firefox browser, its not keeping my website logged in. This does not occur after i close my browser but after a few hours of log in, even if i leave the browser opened and come again back later.

I've been using firefox for ages now and never really had this issue. It has only starting happening only recently, since early this week or last week the most.

I've also manually cleared all cookies/log in etc and updated firefox to the latest version maybe it helps, but nothing changed.

Please note that I do not clear history/active log in etc neither it is set up to do it automatically when i close browser also i do not have any 3rd party apps that forbid cookies. I had a firefox addon before but disabled it maybe it was interfering, but it still didnt resolve the problem.

any help much appreciated as it is getting quite irritating. Thanks in advance Lee

Asked by JC 2 days ago

Last reply by JC 23 hours ago

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Older versions of extensions?

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go. I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox. Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?… (read more)

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go.

I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox.

Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?

Yes, they've all been updated and maintained, but, there are several whose functions are severaly depreciated - including one where I would now have to actually PAY MONEY to do what I used to be able to do with ease on the legacy version.

Urgently seeking legacy versions that all worked fine before my old PC hit the dust last week.

Asked by janglymark1 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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watch video "in" firefox browser

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me: >> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> whi… (read more)

I'm trying to watch videos in Firefox. Youtube works but Xvideos does not. Firefox pops up a window asking me:

>> "Opening xvideos"."com ###.mp4". >> which is: MP4 Video (16.4MB) >> from https://cdn77-vid.xvideos-cdn"."com >> >> What should Firefox do with this file?

My only choice is: Open with Windows Media Player x86 (default)

suggestions?

I'm running Windows 7 Firefox 76.0.1

Thanks!!!!

Asked by G_Eak 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox loading pages from cache after latest update

I do web design. And my problem is that I used to click the refresh button in firefox and it would instantly load an updated version of the pages I was working on. But no… (read more)

I do web design. And my problem is that I used to click the refresh button in firefox and it would instantly load an updated version of the pages I was working on. But now it does the exact same thing I hate about chrome. It loads pages using cached css and javascript files. And the only way to view the updated websites is to go private mode which is very annoying. Is there an option to get around this? Or it's a software problem?

Asked by oleg.zyx 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (read more)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 1 week ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 1 week ago

PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

There are always PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR type error given by Firefox when opening secure https:// official web sites of government of India, which end in gov.in Why not … (read more)

There are always PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR type error given by Firefox when opening secure https:// official web sites of government of India, which end in gov.in Why not firefox browser allow opening such websites which are authenticated government web sites ?

Asked by cdk10 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Unable to Login icloud using Firefox 82

I am not able to login icloud.com and pass 2 step authentication process. After filling up login and password, message "Failed to verify your identity. Try again." appear… (read more)

I am not able to login icloud.com and pass 2 step authentication process. After filling up login and password, message "Failed to verify your identity. Try again." appears. Althrough in mobile phone message with code appears. Firefox 82 unable to change from icloud login page to code input page for authentication.

Asked by ee91137 6 days ago

Lost Account

WHAT HAPPENED: 1. I signed out of Mozilla on the owners laptop and entered my own account information 2. As I signed out of my account, I checked the box "delete data fro… (read more)

WHAT HAPPENED: 1. I signed out of Mozilla on the owners laptop and entered my own account information 2. As I signed out of my account, I checked the box "delete data from this device", so that my data would not be saved. 3. The owner entered their account email but Mozilla did not find it so the user created a new account using the same email address as prior.

THE PROBLEM: all data is missing including bookmarks, passwords, etc. It appears Mozilla sees the account as new. Even when the user logs into a site they frequent regularly, the site does not recognize the user and requires login and password and verification of the user. Seemingly like the device is registering as new to the site.

STEPS TAKEN TO RESOLVE - UNSUCCESSFUL 1. I used the restore bookmarks option to restore to a previous copy

    A. according to the user, the restored bookmarks are not current

2. I verified that there is only one profile for the user 3. I verified that the profile has data in the local drive and the profile default is set to read the profile on the local drive

NEED HELP: 1. Restore the account completely so that all sites recognize the device and all bookmarks are restored

Thank you for your time and help to resolve this situation! Dawn

Asked by judy440 6 days ago

Firefox will not log into bank site suddenly

Cannot log into bank site I've used before without a problem using with Firefox. Bank customer service tells me that Firefox having compatibility issue with it and I shou… (read more)

Cannot log into bank site I've used before without a problem using with Firefox. Bank customer service tells me that Firefox having compatibility issue with it and I should download Google for it to work. What is the point to use another browser that I dropped a long time ago since it became too many navigating problems?

Asked by rskillsta 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

Проблема с сертификатами безопасности

Проблема с поддержкой сертификатов безопасности возникала и ранее: Firefox не корректно подбирает сертификат для соответсвующих защищенных сайтов в автоматическом режиме.… (read more)

Проблема с поддержкой сертификатов безопасности возникала и ранее: Firefox не корректно подбирает сертификат для соответсвующих защищенных сайтов в автоматическом режиме. В последнее время использовали ручной выбор сертификата, т.к. зачастую Firefox подставляет первый из импортированных сертификатов. Теперь в версии 81.0.2 и ручной выбор не работает. Был момент, когда Firefox выдал окно с запросом сертификата, но был выбран "не тот", который нужно. При повторных запусках - данное окно более не появлялось (почему?). В настройках безопасности - Сертификаты - установлен режим "Спрашивать каждый раз" но окна с выбором сертификата не появляется. Firefox отправляет первый попавшийся сертификат, сервер его не принимает, возникает ошибка защиты. При этом те же самые сертификаты работают без проблем с теми же страницами в Gogle Chrome и Opera как в автоматическом, так и в ручном режиме, и подставляются корректно.

Asked by fedorov.a 6 days ago

my microphone does not work for you

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не … (read more)

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не работает! Все настройки и разрешения я выполнил! В Опере работает - у вас не работает!

Asked by blackprw 5 days ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

firefox add on said my bookmarks would be saved. Theyve now disappeared. I want to go back to my original settings. How can I remove the firefox update and go back to my original settings. (My computer did not work any faster). Thankyou Philip Perry

Hello. Two days ago i recieved an option from Firefox to click on to get firefox add on/update in order to speed up my computer. It said my bookmarks would be saved. Howe… (read more)

Hello. Two days ago i recieved an option from Firefox to click on to get firefox add on/update in order to speed up my computer. It said my bookmarks would be saved. However they have now disappeared. I wanted to delete the firefox update so I tried System Restore to go back to my original settings. However this did not work and I am still without my bookmarks. How can I remove the firefox update and go back to my original settings. (My computer did not work any faster). Thankyou Philip Perry

Asked by philipgperry 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

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lost bookmarks

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1309336] 2 days ago i clicked a firefox add on to speed up my computer. It has removed my bookmarks and toolbar acc… (read more)

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2 days ago i clicked a firefox add on to speed up my computer. It has removed my bookmarks and toolbar access for my emails. So I want to remove this add on. Ive found a option called firefox default setting but will this again remove my bookmarks etc. I just want to go back to where my computer was before this add on- which didnt even speed up my system - so I can restore my data.

Philip

Asked by philipgperry 5 days ago

loading Top Site

One of Opera's best features (for me) is Speed Dial , which is roughly similar to Top Sites ... I use it a lot - how do I import Speed Dial entries into Top Site? Thanks… (read more)

One of Opera's best features (for me) is Speed Dial , which is roughly similar to Top Sites ... I use it a lot - how do I import Speed Dial entries into Top Site? Thanks

Asked by Manfreddy 5 days ago

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gogle and yahoo analytics

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics… (read more)

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics ?

Asked by Manfreddy 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago