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Cookies and site data - keeping it clean

This is on fIrefox version 85 in Linux. Last week I was discouraged to find out that my cache was taking up 2 GB of space, some YEARS old. So I decided to purge it and th… (read more)

This is on fIrefox version 85 in Linux.

Last week I was discouraged to find out that my cache was taking up 2 GB of space, some YEARS old. So I decided to purge it and then keep it clean.

The cache gets stored in two places: the linux home .cache folder AND the firefox profile's cache2 folder.

To keep things REALLY clean I checked the "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" checkbox, then manually enter the exceptions for web sites I do not want to block. Then I specifically added sites I really despise (google, for example) to the block list.

The data still gets cached, even after closing and reopening the browser the cache is still there (verified both via about:cache and by just looking in the folders).

Even when I purge the cache completely, verify nothing is there (about:cache) after deleting the cache folders from the hard drive, it keeps coming back, like a bad computer virus.

My interim solution is a crontab that runs every hour to clear old cache, but that seems silly. Do these security settings actually do anything? What am I doing wrong?

Asked by cloud6 6 days ago

Answered by cloud6 6 days ago

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Yahoo web problem with Firefox!

Hello, After the new update of Firefox Yahoo is not showing correctly. please look at the screen shot. Do you know why? Thank you for your answer and your time best … (read more)

Hello, After the new update of Firefox Yahoo is not showing correctly. please look at the screen shot. Do you know why? Thank you for your answer and your time best

Asked by byphoto 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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input type date

When the input type is date then the format is 'mm/dd/yyyy' regardless of format type. I know that Firefox doesn't support this yet, so I'd like to know if and when it wi… (read more)

When the input type is date then the format is 'mm/dd/yyyy' regardless of format type. I know that Firefox doesn't support this yet, so I'd like to know if and when it will support other formats like 'dd/mm/yyyy' that we use in Greece.

Thanks in advanced for your help.

Filippos

Asked by Filippos 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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For some reason I was just upograde to a new version of Fire fox. I have lost everything I had on the old version. Completly lost all book marks etc. Is there any way to access thenm again, or delete this new version?

For some reason I was just upgraded to a new version of Firefox. I have lost everything I had on the old version. Completely lost all book marks etc. Is there any way t… (read more)

For some reason I was just upgraded to a new version of Firefox. I have lost everything I had on the old version. Completely lost all book marks etc. Is there any way to access them again, or delete this new version? Very frustrated! Larry

Asked by lriep 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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How to disable "Show password"

I am a manager of a company, and I need to let some of our employees access to our online accounts. However, they can see our username/passwords when they simply look at … (read more)

I am a manager of a company, and I need to let some of our employees access to our online accounts. However, they can see our username/passwords when they simply look at firefox settings. Master password is obviously not useful. I want to basically disable "show password" tab.

I looked up online all day, including other web browsers, and firefox extensions. I can't seem to find it out.

Can anyone help me with this?

Asked by shippingeasy2 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 20 hours ago

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zbue1cim.default-release

Hi Can someone please help on my windows system under users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zbue1cim.default-release there is a directory Cache2 which on occa… (read more)

Hi Can someone please help on my windows system under users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zbue1cim.default-release there is a directory Cache2 which on occasion has contained 12000 files of up to 1.3Gb which is often mostly fragmented What is this used for and how can I get rid of it as I cant for the life of me see why a browser should have so many data files

Asked by Christopher 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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want to open webpages from gmail with fire fox

When When i Click a link in my Gmail it opens with MS Edge I want it to open with firefox. can someone give me step by step instructions on how to accomplish this. my def… (read more)

When When i Click a link in my Gmail it opens with MS Edge I want it to open with firefox. can someone give me step by step instructions on how to accomplish this. my default browser is Fire fox

Asked by wldproj 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Google search engine

Just curious as to why you have Google as your default search engine. Google, from my understanding, is not the most friendly entity for users because they are just like … (read more)

Just curious as to why you have Google as your default search engine. Google, from my understanding, is not the most friendly entity for users because they are just like many social media sites that invade users privacy for nefarious purposes. I have refrained from using Google and have went with Bing. Don't particularly care for any of the main stream search engines. Is there any specific reason why Google is used and not some other search engine that isn't interested in violating your privacy?

Asked by boong 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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I started getting these Authentication Requierd: moz-proxy is requesting username and password. The site says "please enter your credentials & passwords". This happens whenever I open my pc and I don't know what the cause is or how to fix it?

I started getting these Authentication Requierd: moz-proxy is requesting username and password. The site says "please enter your credentials & passwords". This happen… (read more)

I started getting these Authentication Requierd: moz-proxy is requesting username and password. The site says "please enter your credentials & passwords". This happens whenever I open my pc and I don't know what the cause is or how to fix it?

I can't find any malware or add-ons that could could be causing this.

If you could help me find and fix the issue that would be appreciated.

So far I gotten proxy requests from the following

moz-proxy://kdch-b7056d.wealth-arcade.com:443 moz-proxy://nzcj-b7056d.2po.info:44 moz-proxy://cryr-b7056d.devon-athens.net:443

Asked by damiantheriot587 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Printer using system dialog box

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for t… (read more)

Apparently Mozilla did an update and not it defaults to it's own printer dialog box. I hate it. There is a link to use the system print dialog box but it only works for that specific print job. I can't find a setting to force Firefox to always use the system printer dialog box. Anyone know how to fix this? It's enough to make me stop using the browser becasue thr Firefox dialog box sucks.

Asked by contact409 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Where did Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer go?

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:c… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:config . . . keyword "footer" . . . there, I would have to change it for 5 different ways of printing (to printers or to PDF)

I need to get rid of printing the URL in the footer - many times, it's too long, and I don't need it.

Where did the Page Setup option go?

I see in the current Print Options, you have to go to - More Settings / Margin / Custom - to see those. Why would they put this so many levels down?

It used to be: File / Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer . . . "Customize" Headers & Footers:

Option 1 (left) . . . there are two leading spaces:

 > > &T
 > > &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Option 2 (left) . . . get rid of the ">"s, and just have the two leading spaces:

 &T
 &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Asked by sludge7051-x 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Navagating all the benefits of Firefox.

Hi, I'm a bit old and really need someone nearby to come show me how to navigate into your securities and other benefits, someone who really knows all this. Is that possi… (read more)

Hi,

I'm a bit old and really need someone nearby to come show me how to navigate into your securities and other benefits, someone who really knows all this. Is that possible? I get confused by the complexities of everything you offer.

For example, I read something about Ad blocker which said it wants access to all my inforamation- does that mean they want all my bank numbers for trading stocks? That would seem ridiculous, no?

It would also be time to make a small donation to assist your existence. How?

Thank you, Doug Calder [phone number] and you have the rest.

Asked by calder1 5 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 days ago

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Error página en blanco

Buenos dias cuando entro a un sitio https://virtual.crefal.org me pone que cargó la página pero aparece en blanco. Ya aplique las sugerencias de limpiar historial y cache… (read more)

Buenos dias cuando entro a un sitio https://virtual.crefal.org me pone que cargó la página pero aparece en blanco. Ya aplique las sugerencias de limpiar historial y cache, aplicar configuración en fuente de windows y no resuelvo el problema. Agradecería mucho su ayuda.

Asked by ilienperez73 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Submit Feedback Button redirects to the end-of-survey-landingpage

Hi there. I have a feature that I would like to see on Firefox (Pinch zoom on touch displays in the Firefox PDF reader). So what I did I searched for the best possible wa… (read more)

Hi there. I have a feature that I would like to see on Firefox (Pinch zoom on touch displays in the Firefox PDF reader).

So what I did I searched for the best possible way to submit my feedback. I belive to have found it under Help -> Submit feedback. But upon clicking this button, I get immediately redirected to this page:

https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/Give-feedback-landing-page

which undoubtly seems like a redirect error.

Tried this Link on my Firefox (with addons), Firefox private and Edge, always the same result.

Happy to hear some suggestions!

Asked by emanuel.smile 1 day ago

Answered by emanuel.smile 1 day ago

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Can't play Live Stream Videos on Firefox

Ever since i re-installed my windows, Firefox just won't play live streams. Neither Youtube or Twitch works. I have tried everything i have seen on internet, nothing work… (read more)

Ever since i re-installed my windows, Firefox just won't play live streams. Neither Youtube or Twitch works. I have tried everything i have seen on internet, nothing works. I do get to see them on Chrome or Brave, but i don't like those browsers, i wan't my firefox back!!!!

Asked by TioLucho 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago