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Firefox using FIDO2 Security Keys

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communi… (read more)

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communicate with the USB port, as it doesn't make any difference whether the USB Security Key is plugged in or not, the error returned is always the same and the Security Key does not light up.

I believe Firefox's WebAuth code must be fine, as it works on Windows, which is why I think it's some kind of permissions problem. Chrome works perfectly with the Security Keys on my computer.

I've used a number of sites (I've listed a couple below) where you can test your Security Key with Firefox on KDE Neon and the error is always "UnknownError: The operation failed for an unknown transient reason":

https://www.token2.com/tools/fido2-test/ https://demo.yubico.com/webauthn-technical/registration

I cannot log into Bugzilla with GitHub as my GitHub login uses a Security Key as the second factor.

Asked by dave353 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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"This page is slowing down Fire Fox. To speed up your browser, stoip this page"

When I go to certain web sites, (Xfinity, Blue Cross Blue Shield), a message pops up saying, "This page is slowing down Fire Fox. To speed up your browser, stop this page… (read more)

When I go to certain web sites, (Xfinity, Blue Cross Blue Shield), a message pops up saying, "This page is slowing down Fire Fox. To speed up your browser, stop this page". When I go into Safe Mode, I can get to those sites. How can I get rid of this message/problem? Fire Fox has current update as does my Mac.

Asked by blablabla0216 1 year ago

Last reply by thomasrose17 9 months ago

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The Ping Website Pull downs don't work

When I go to the url https://ping.com/en-us/clubs and hit the pull down for clubs it does nothing. I have enhanced tracking off. It also says protections dashboard 28 blo… (read more)

When I go to the url https://ping.com/en-us/clubs and hit the pull down for clubs it does nothing. I have enhanced tracking off. It also says protections dashboard 28 blocked. I am unable to use clubs, bags pld putters pull downs. I am using custom setting cookies, tracking, cryptominers, fingerprinters. It must be a setting and I am unable to solve my problem. If I use Brave browser my pull downs for the clubs etc works fine. I am also using the duck duck go extension in my firefox 112.0.1. Do you have any ideas? Thank you

Asked by hack2er 1 year ago

Last reply by zeroknight 9 months ago

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pages won't load "Not Secure"

How about you let ME decide if I wish to continue to a site. I have several bookmarked sites that I know are secure, yet because the http address is odd? firefox won't l… (read more)

How about you let ME decide if I wish to continue to a site. I have several bookmarked sites that I know are secure, yet because the http address is odd? firefox won't load the pages, where as Internet exploder will access them.

Asked by Steve 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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How to permanently disable update notifications in Firefox

I have automatic updates turned off in Firefox, however, the browser will periodically pop up a window in the top right corner, upon firefox startup, asking me if I wish … (read more)

I have automatic updates turned off in Firefox, however, the browser will periodically pop up a window in the top right corner, upon firefox startup, asking me if I wish to update.

How can I permanently stop this window from appearing?

This pop-up window is a problem because the situation is occurring on the PC of my mother, who is elderly. If she accidentally closes the pop-up in the wrong way, by clicking on the "update" option, the next time Firefox starts it will attempt to update and open a new Windows security window asking for an administrator password, which she doesn't have. This leads to confusion and she is then unable to operate the PC, which can be a health and safety risk.

tl;dr : Please add an option for permanently disabling this update notification pop-up window because it is a safety risk.

Asked by markb77 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Change Firefox profile Language

I was in italy when I first created my firefox account and by default it choose italian as language. All of my search results are in italian even though in browser settin… (read more)

I was in italy when I first created my firefox account and by default it choose italian as language. All of my search results are in italian even though in browser settings I choose English as preffered language. Now I discovered that actually my firefox profile is in italian that's why I see results in italian. In the profile settings (https://accounts.firefox.com/settings), there is no option to change the language. Please help.

Asked by Gurpreet 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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How to easily disable annoying PKCS#11 pop-up when Yubikey is plugged in

Hi, I am using Firefox for Linux, and whenever my yubikey is plugged in, firefox will start bothering me for a pkcs#11 password. It always happens on start-up but it get… (read more)

Hi,

I am using Firefox for Linux, and whenever my yubikey is plugged in, firefox will start bothering me for a pkcs#11 password. It always happens on start-up but it gets relentlessly annoying if I happen to be on a site which potentially utilizes certificate auth, which I do not use this yubikey for.

I do however use it for 2fa, which does work perfectly fine.

How do I permanently stop whatever Firefox process keeps bothering me about this PKCS#11 password for functionality that I never use?

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Answered by Dave 1 year ago

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I added extensions that don't appear on any toolbar or in the "Customize" option - how do I get them onto the screen?

I just added "TextArea" to my extensions & it only can be selected by clicking on the picture puzzle icon at the right edge of the address/search bar for a dropdown b… (read more)

I just added "TextArea" to my extensions & it only can be selected by clicking on the picture puzzle icon at the right edge of the address/search bar for a dropdown box of extensions. I would like to display it and a number of others now only on the dropdown on visible toolbars, but can't move them there. When I select "Customize," it shows some basic icons not being displayed, but only the basics and does not include extensions I've added recently. I used to keep icons in the All-in-One Sidebar on my left margin, the Vertical Toolbar on my right margin & the bottom Status bar in pre-version 57 FF and don't want the extra hassle of having to use the dropdown for commonly used extensions. How do I get these icons moved into an existing visual space on my browser? I have 3 36" HDMI screens & plenty of real estate to play with, but no way to use it in FF for new extensions. Do I have to continue to use alternatives like WaterFox Classic & Pale Moon?

Asked by Blue Sun 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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After update to 112 firefox starts with ugly blank white dummy UI before loading

After updating firefox to 112 it now starts with ugly white ui dummy before actually loading proper UI. Screenshot attached. It was not happening on firefox 111.0.1. It … (read more)

After updating firefox to 112 it now starts with ugly white ui dummy before actually loading proper UI. Screenshot attached. It was not happening on firefox 111.0.1. It happens every time I launch firefox 112. Of course nothing in changelog is said about changing performance or UI so I have no idea what is causing this.

Asked by Piterk 1 year ago

Answered by Piterk 1 year ago

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Force landscape orientation in fullscreen mode

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape… (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape mode, even with auto-rotation disabled. Now, there seems to be no way for me to enter landscape mode while playing back a video, without enabling auto-rotation (which I otherwise always keep disabled).

I realize that the desired behavior here can be subjective, but at least it would be nice if there is/would be a way of configuring this behavior?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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new device, lost info

hello, ive had my Firefox account for YEARS. i got a new device, and installed firefox on the new device. i logged into to new device, told it to sync my old data over, a… (read more)

hello, ive had my Firefox account for YEARS. i got a new device, and installed firefox on the new device. i logged into to new device, told it to sync my old data over, and instead, i think it removed all my old data. my passwords are still saved, but my bookmarks, my collections for tabs are gone, and i cant seem to get them back. this was done across my 4 devices. how can i backdate, or find an old backup to revive?

Asked by Chelsea Reedy 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Firefox not loading Instagram

I've noticed in the last week or two that when I'm on my desktop and try to navigate to an Instagram profile, that 9 out of 10 times I get the error in the screenshot att… (read more)

I've noticed in the last week or two that when I'm on my desktop and try to navigate to an Instagram profile, that 9 out of 10 times I get the error in the screenshot attached:

"Sorry, this page isn't available."

Weirdly, if I have a link to a specific instagram post, the browser will load it. But profile page? Forget about it. Anyone else having this issue, and know perhaps why Firefox is loading Instagram this way on a desktop?

Asked by FireFoxFan1 1 year ago

Last reply by DjFunkyDog 11 months ago

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Hotmail not loading

For the past three days I have been disappointed to find the error message, illustrated in the screenshot, when I open Hotmail/Outlook/Login live. It says: Something wen… (read more)

For the past three days I have been disappointed to find the error message, illustrated in the screenshot, when I open Hotmail/Outlook/Login live. It says:

Something went wrong. Please try the recommended actions below. Refresh the application. (in a button)

I've followed its advice, to no effect. I've re-booted and turned everything off overnight (twice) but it's still not working. This only happens on Mozilla Firefox, my preferred browser. I have done nothing to alter any settings or opened, or even received, any dubious emails. All the other saved sites and randomly visited ones are functioning as normal.

Any idea why this suddenly started happening? is it a Firefox issue or a Hotmail problem?

Mark (Scotland, G.B.)

Asked by markwillmill 1 year ago

Last reply by sunnywarm76 11 months ago

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Firefox Privacy Settings

Hello everyone! I am new here, and this is my first question. So, please help me out and leave an answer for me. I would really appreciate it if you did so. I was at the… (read more)

Hello everyone! I am new here, and this is my first question. So, please help me out and leave an answer for me. I would really appreciate it if you did so.

I was at the Firefox settings, and on the location permission settings, there was a web address requested my location and it started with "moz-extension://." I can easily guess that it is from the Mozilla Extension, but I was curious and wanted to know what it was and where it came from exactly. But I wasn’t allowed to copy and paste. Therefore, I am asking you guys. I have only been using the Firefox browser for a few days, so my knowledge about it is like a blank sheet of paper, and you guys are welcome to write anything and everything on it, and I will learn from it. So, please come and give me a helping hand. Thank you.

For your references I have attached the web address in question. I think I have to either allow or not allow permission rather quickly. Thank you.

Asked by jaero171 1 year ago

Last reply by zeroknight 11 months ago

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Auto fill NEVER WORKS

Fix autofill. I am so tired of it being completely broken on mobile. The ONLY time it works is for CCs when using face biometrics. Literally everything else fails. … (read more)

Fix autofill. I am so tired of it being completely broken on mobile. The ONLY time it works is for CCs when using face biometrics. Literally everything else fails.

Asked by Sarkohma 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Cannot upload low res Jpeg files into Squarespace using Firefox browser

Hello Firefox, Thanks for reading my troubleshooting question. When using the Firefox browser (my favorite by far) I cannot upload low res (500x500 pixel) Jpeg photos o… (read more)

Hello Firefox,

Thanks for reading my troubleshooting question. When using the Firefox browser (my favorite by far) I cannot upload low res (500x500 pixel) Jpeg photos onto my Squarespace website. I called Squarespace and they ran tests including uploading my photos successfully. Squarespace recommended I clear Firefox cache and history. Still no good. I then ran a Firefox refresh. No good. Finally I temporarily booted the God forsaken Microsft Edge browser and My Squarespace website worked just fine. Uploaded Jpeg files successfully.

I really dont want to be stuck with Microsoft Edge. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Tim [removed email from public]

Asked by timtheartist 1 year ago

Last reply by timtheartist 1 year ago

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Fonts not displaying properly

When i open certain websites, the font is displayed cryptically (see picture).It doesn't always affect the whole website, just some texts on the side. I found a workaroun… (read more)

When i open certain websites, the font is displayed cryptically (see picture).It doesn't always affect the whole website, just some texts on the side. I found a workaround by disallowing websites from using their own fonts in the settings. But neither a new installation of firefox nor resetting the settings, caches an cookies, etc. helped, or disabbeling the firewall etc.. In other browsers or when i log in my account on other PC´s everything is displayed properly.

Asked by Maria-Magdalena 1 year ago

Last reply by F1Mikal 11 months ago