I need Firefox to lie to the website and say that Adobe Acrobat 9 is installed

I am dealing with a government website. All of the government forms are available as PDFs on this website. However if I try to download a form the site looks at the br… (read more)

I am dealing with a government website. All of the government forms are available as PDFs on this website. However if I try to download a form the site looks at the browser description and does not see Adobe Acrobat installed on my system, so it returns a text document telling me to install Adobe Acrobat release 8 or higher. I cannot install Adobe Acrobat because Adobe does not support Linux. I don't need to install Adobe because Firefox, Chrome, and every other browser on the market has builtin support for PDF. How do I customize Firefox to LIE to the website and say that Adobe Acrobat is installed?

Asked by jamescobban 1 day ago

Last reply by strafy 1 hour ago

Mozilla vpn on debian testing background service error

I compiled mozillavpn froms sources and installed it. mozillavpn is launched at startup. But when mozillavpn is started on the message error appears : Background service … (read more)

I compiled mozillavpn froms sources and installed it. mozillavpn is launched at startup. But when mozillavpn is started on the message error appears : Background service error : Restore Click on Restore doesn't fix anything. I do not find any information about this issue ?

         My distro and linux version :

Linux 5.10.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.28-1 (2021-04-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks for a llittle help.

Asked by Gilles Mioni 2 days ago

Last reply by umeyatakuma 1 hour ago

Preview takes FOREVER to Load and Print - WHY?

Ever since you last changed Preview, it takes FOREVER for the darn page to load (be seen in Preview) and then FOREVER more to print. Half the time my doc doesn't even sho… (read more)

Ever since you last changed Preview, it takes FOREVER for the darn page to load (be seen in Preview) and then FOREVER more to print. Half the time my doc doesn't even show up the first time Preview loads and I have to repeat it. The only work-around I've found is to open my doc in Safari and then print - which is insane. What's wrong with Firefox??

Asked by John Gordon 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

Firefox requires 2 attempts to load any web page

I have a rather weird problem with firefox. I need to open websites twice to get them to work. To try and explain what I mean here is a how i currently need to use the br… (read more)

I have a rather weird problem with firefox. I need to open websites twice to get them to work. To try and explain what I mean here is a how i currently need to use the browser

Open tab,

type in web address/search,
hit enter

tab is stuck infinitely loading ( i cant refresh, I cant type a different adress, that tab is just stuck loading) open a second tab

type in the exact same address/search
hit enter and for some reason it now loads instantly

And it isnt just new tabs its the same story to load any and all webpages say I am on a page of google search results click a link stuck infinitely loading open new tab repeat the same search click the same link, for some reason now loads instantly

Also websites that require the dumbest thing in history, captchas, they are simply unusable, doesnt matter if I use the pictures or the audio, even when I get it right it just reloads the pointless captcha box. Why a captcha is necessary sometimes just to load google.com makes less than zero sense, even if I was a bot what possible harm could I do by loading a search bar? but I digress

I am on the latest version and I do have some addons installed:

privacy badger, dark reader, ublock origin, tree style tabs, privacy settings, ghostery,dontaccept webp


but even starting firefox with add ons disabled the problem is still there.


Anyone got any ideas for this? thanks

Asked by lyd58019 6 hours ago

Last reply by Zppix 4 hours ago

Update on/about 21 April 2021 broke WidevineCDM for many users, breaking Netflix/Spotify/etc. (thread of threads)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started… (read more)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started to give "The WidevineCDM plugin has crashed" message and ceased to work .

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333289 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333332 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333503 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333613 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333506 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333571

No suggested fix works. Reinstalling does not help, toggling DRM application does not help. It was obviously the update (at least for users on 78.10.0esr with OS X 10.9.5) that did it. Is there some way to get this registered as a bug?

Asked by pauls.filter 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

How do I remove the mixed content protection permanently and will it remove the banner that appears?

How do I remove the mixed content protection permanently and will it remove the banner that appears? I am sick of the banner that pops up at times that affects the browsi… (read more)

How do I remove the mixed content protection permanently and will it remove the banner that appears? I am sick of the banner that pops up at times that affects the browsing ability which is entirely annoying and how do I remove the shield and padlock from my fire fox entirely. I hate having to disable those as they interfere with the operation of my firefox and website that I have because not all the content on my website fails to load if the mixed content is disabiled. I'm tired of having this on my browser. I have to enable all my site features everytime I reload my browser. This is totally in the way.

Asked by warriorprincess4christforever 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

MacOS not allowing me to import anything other than bookmarks

Hello, I’m trying copy my passwords etc over from Firefox. Every time I follow the step and the import wizard comes up all it has listed is bookmarks. I’ve looked everywh… (read more)

Hello, I’m trying copy my passwords etc over from Firefox. Every time I follow the step and the import wizard comes up all it has listed is bookmarks. I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t for the life of me find a way to allow it to access the other stuff I want to sync from safari.

Asked by Calum 12 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

download issue with name length

I just installed Firefox for the first time and I downloaded a pdf and when I went to access it, Firefox shortened the name of the file to two letters. When I tried to re… (read more)

I just installed Firefox for the first time and I downloaded a pdf and when I went to access it, Firefox shortened the name of the file to two letters. When I tried to rename it to the full name, it only gave me so many letters. That never happened to me with Chrome.

Asked by joycepureeos 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

Privacy Information for Firefox Mobile (Android)

Hello, I am writing a Bachelor thesis on the Theme "Data privacy analysis on mobile Android Browser". Therefore I chose Firefox for Android and Firefox Focus ass two of t… (read more)

Hello,

I am writing a Bachelor thesis on the Theme "Data privacy analysis on mobile Android Browser". Therefore I chose Firefox for Android and Firefox Focus ass two of the browsers to compare.

While a lot of information is online available or is presented in the app itself it seems that the following points are not:

- Does Firefox for Android support and implement by default a safe browsing API like Firefox Focus? (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/safe-browsing-firefox-focus)

- Does Firefox for Android or Firefox Focus support Secure DNS as the desktop version? If so are these enabled by default?

- Does Firefox for Android or Firefox Focus preloads pages while using a search engine in order to increase browsing speed?

- Does Firefox for Android saves Auto-fill form data? If so, how can this data be deleted again?

- Most browsers block in their Site settings "Pop-ups and redirects". Firefox for Android blocks pop-ups and Firefox Focus does not block them. Although I could not find any information regarding the "redirects" aspect. Is Firefox on mobile Devices allowing those?

Thanks in advance for any information!

Asked by Luc Krier 18 hours ago

Last reply by Mohamed Adnan 4 hours ago

Punctual need for vpn

Hello, My wife who is Japanese need a vpn punctualy to by thing on Amazon Japan (i.e. for gift to family in Japan) or to operate a bank account in Japan. Is there any pun… (read more)

Hello, My wife who is Japanese need a vpn punctualy to by thing on Amazon Japan (i.e. for gift to family in Japan) or to operate a bank account in Japan. Is there any punctual payment method in sight ? Best Pierre

Asked by Pierre Quettier 13 hours ago

Last reply by gaguilera 5 hours ago

mozilla VPN install perissions

I am currently trying to install Mozilla VPN on my Windows server 2016 device, and I am getting the error message during install. "Services "Mozilla VPN (broker)'(mozilla… (read more)

I am currently trying to install Mozilla VPN on my Windows server 2016 device, and I am getting the error message during install. "Services "Mozilla VPN (broker)'(mozilla vpnbroker) failed to start. Verify that youy have sufficient privleges to start system services" any assistance on how to work through this is greatly appreciated.

Asked by cpatterson889 13 hours ago

Last reply by gaguilera 5 hours ago

Thunderbird forgets password

Thunderbird 89.01b (beta) randomly loses a password for 1 of my 5 email accounts. It also happens to he the first email account listed. I am running on Ubuntu 20.04 (Li… (read more)

Thunderbird 89.01b (beta) randomly loses a password for 1 of my 5 email accounts. It also happens to he the first email account listed. I am running on Ubuntu 20.04 (Linux 5.4 debian kernel). Please help

Asked by kevin146 5 days ago

Last reply by sfhowes 5 hours ago

Mozilla VPN

I just signed up for this VPN. I am not a geek or anything close to that. I simply need a secure connection to work on website and browse the web. I have a hp computer th… (read more)

I just signed up for this VPN. I am not a geek or anything close to that. I simply need a secure connection to work on website and browse the web. I have a hp computer that runs a windows 10 program I believe. i have an iMac running IOS 10.13 I believe, and I have ipad that runs, IOS 10.14 and Iphone runs the same. There are still other units that we may connect to this service. What I want to know is how to connect the first one and what problems I may have? I remember doing some thing like this previously and encountering some type of problem. Do not remember exactly what it was or when. But hoping to get it right this time.

Asked by admin403 10 hours ago

Last reply by gaguilera 5 hours ago

android firefox unable to clear (close) firefox

Firefox Daylight 88.1.2 (Build #2015806939) After installing Firefox for Android on my OnePlus 6T and configuring FF would be closed in this manner. 1 More > Quit (whi… (read more)

Firefox Daylight 88.1.2 (Build #2015806939)

After installing Firefox for Android on my OnePlus 6T and configuring FF would be closed in this manner. 1 More > Quit (which doesn't quit but does close all tabs) 2. Click the Android "Menu" icon (square) and then either

   a. Swipe the Firefox app up to close only Firefox
   b. Click Clear All to close all apps.

This worked fine until last week. Now, it doesn't close. (Note: Apparently FF was updated last week on 4/26/2021 so it may be an issue with the current build. Perhaps only effecting the OnePlus 6T.

Eventually FF will close but, the next time it is opened, it starts over.


What has been tried: Powering off and restarting the phone Restarting the phone Force Stopping Firefox Clearing the Firefox cache Delete Browsing Data (currently set to be deleted on quit but that does not work) A MalwareBytes scan found nothing. Nor has any malware ever been detected on any phone of mine. Searched release notes for known bugs (found zero entries) No option for FF Android on Bugzilla (FF iOS was checked but last entry was over three months ago)

Thanks in advance

Asked by ExpertN0vice 11 hours ago

Last reply by Mohamed Adnan 5 hours ago

Send Tabs from PC goes to private in Android

Add the title of the topic mentions, whenever I use the send tab option to send Tabs from my PC to my Android phone something weird happens. I send a tab that is open (in… (read more)

Add the title of the topic mentions, whenever I use the send tab option to send Tabs from my PC to my Android phone something weird happens. I send a tab that is open (in normal mode) on my PC to my Android phone using the send tab option. For some weird reason it goes and opens that sent tab in the private browsing section on my Android, even though it was a normal tab on my PC that I normally sent to my Android and want it to open in the normal section of my firefox on Android along with all other tabs that I may have open in the normal suction on, but it doesn't. The tab just goes and opens in the private browsing section. Why does that happen? Is it just happening on my phone or is anyone else having the same problem? It's there a fox to this?

I want the sent tabs from my PC to open in normal section on my Android phone instead of automatically opening in private browsing section. That's all

Asked by SHAAN 9 hours ago

Last reply by Mohamed Adnan 5 hours ago