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Firefox automatically connecting to multiple IP addresses. Is it a security issue?

As soon as I start the Firefox Browser, it is connecting to multiple IP addresses. Any idea why it is doing so? Is there a way to stop it? Is it a privacy and security is… (read more)

As soon as I start the Firefox Browser, it is connecting to multiple IP addresses. Any idea why it is doing so? Is there a way to stop it? Is it a privacy and security issue?

I have already changed most of the setting as mentioned in the following article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections

Some of the IP connections have stopped after making those changes. But there are still few connections. They are: - 35.244.181.201 (This is Google LLC) - 13.227.142.108 (This is Amazon) - 117.18.237.29 (This appears to be Verizon Media) - 54.70.109.38 (This is Amazon) - 52.38.31.225 (This is Amazon)

It will be great if someone could shed some light on this issue. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Firefox User 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Syncing passwords, bookmarks, tabs, etc. without Firefox Sync

Hey, My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync … (read more)

Hey,

My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync passwords, bookmarks, tabs etc. to and from a computer that is not logged in? Installing third party software is, because of the same security policy, not an option.

I've relied heavily on Firefox Sync in the past, as I often come across items of interest that I bookmark on my private laptop that I would like to access on my work computer and vice versa, passwords are updated often etc. The updated security policy has become a real nuisance, so I am looking for a workaround. ;)

(And yes, I am talking to our IT department, and they are at least semi interested in finding a solution.)

Appreciate any help!

-K

Asked by kristian.vea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Download failure

When trying to download update I get the following on Windows 7- XML Parsing Error: undefined entity Location: chrome://mozapps/content/edownloads/unknown Content Type.x… (read more)

When trying to download update I get the following on Windows 7-

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity

Location: chrome://mozapps/content/edownloads/unknown Content Type.xul Line Number 79, Column 54:

<description id="settingsChange" hidden="true">&settingsChangeOptions.label;</description>

Asked by Chuck 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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stop videos playing automatically in facebook when not logged in

Videos play automatically in fb even though FF set not to? Apparently you can stop if logged into fb. I want to stop if not logged into fb. I asked this before and found … (read more)

Videos play automatically in fb even though FF set not to? Apparently you can stop if logged into fb. I want to stop if not logged into fb. I asked this before and found disabling hardware acceleration did it but it happens again when i browse FB not logged in. I have FF set to block ALL sites from automatic playing. Why would i need to log in to fb to fix it?

Asked by OAKSFOX 2 years ago

Last reply by OAKSFOX 1 year ago

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Multi-Account Containers extension context menu item removal issue

Hello, I recently installed the Multi-Account Containers extension but noticed that it also added some unwanted right click context menu items to assets for websites that… (read more)

Hello,

I recently installed the Multi-Account Containers extension but noticed that it also added some unwanted right click context menu items to assets for websites that I have put into containers. For example google.com and youtube.com are both put inside a "google" container. Now I have used the folowing code: "menu[label="Open Link in New Google Tab"] {display:none!important;} " in the userChrome.css file to remove the context menu item: "Open Link in New Google Tab" but it's only taking effect on the google.com website and not youtube.com.

Anyone know the reason why?

Thanks in advace.

Asked by Malice 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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preferences don't save

I have tried everything from the help articles but my preferences won't save no matter what I do. It has always worked for me and with this new laptop it never does. Just… (read more)

I have tried everything from the help articles but my preferences won't save no matter what I do. It has always worked for me and with this new laptop it never does. Just really tired of dealing with this issue, ready to junk firefox and try a different browser.

Asked by jjgood16 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Differences in Firefox Versions

Hi Everyone, For personal reasons I run FF version 72.0.2. I have a subscription to Britbox (UK) which has run without difficulty for two years now --- until recently, w… (read more)

Hi Everyone, For personal reasons I run FF version 72.0.2. I have a subscription to Britbox (UK) which has run without difficulty for two years now --- until recently, when it stopped for no apparent reason and displayed the error message shown in the attached image. Britbox Tech Support is, to say the least - useless, and I have been unable to extract anything useful from them for the past few weeks. Today, however, I got a (speculative) message saying that if I upgraded my FF version to the latest - things would be fine again. Strange, as they have been insisting I change to Chrome until today. Can anyone support their advice? i.e. Is there anything in version upgrades from 72.0.2 which might have affected viewing? Thank you. Ian

Asked by Ian 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Firefox udate from 72 to 100

Will it be OK to upgrade my Firefox browser from Rel 72 to latest Rel 100 in one step ? OS is Mac OS X Monterrey 12.3..1 Or should I do 1 or more intermediate upgrades to… (read more)

Will it be OK to upgrade my Firefox browser from Rel 72 to latest Rel 100 in one step ? OS is Mac OS X Monterrey 12.3..1 Or should I do 1 or more intermediate upgrades to be safe ?

FWIW, I've had enough problems upgrading from OSx Mojave to Monterrey. I am leery of the huge jump from FF 72 to 100.

All advice most welcome.

Asked by reedh2 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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ClickSelectsAll, how to disable?

This 'feature' annoys me so much. One, because its has no benefit and two, after FF75 it's not possible to disable it. I like to discuss why someone thinks one click sele… (read more)

This 'feature' annoys me so much. One, because its has no benefit and two, after FF75 it's not possible to disable it.

I like to discuss why someone thinks one click select all is useful. It's more common to edit your url/search input instead of type a complete new one. Selecting a part of your input or just input the cursor at a specific location gets really disturb by this 'feature'. In 30 years i use computers, this behavior have never been useful and when needed to select all, the click-swipe-release action is even as easy. Beside this, the decades old CTRL-A function is even as fast and useful.

More and more of this behavior is pushed at users on the web and i really don't see why. Can someone tell me why this behavior is invented? And how to disable it in newer FF versions?

Asked by MIO 1 year ago

Last reply by A.kissami 1 year ago

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downloaded ppt(x) files are broken

i can't remember since when, but it's some time now, that if i download a ppt(x) file it's always, always broken. 1- it's broken beyond repair 2- the files are ok if i do… (read more)

i can't remember since when, but it's some time now, that if i download a ppt(x) file it's always, always broken.

1- it's broken beyond repair 2- the files are ok if i download using a third party app, like fdm 3- it's only ppt(x) files 4- no alerts or reports from my antivirus 5- i use ff 72.0.2

Asked by farid.at 1 year ago

Last reply by farid.at 1 year ago

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Firefox Maximized window blocks Windows task bar from use

Firefox Maximized window blocks Windows task bar from being accessed. Have to downsize the window to reveal desktop in order to use the task bar. Does not matter if in sa… (read more)

Firefox Maximized window blocks Windows task bar from being accessed. Have to downsize the window to reveal desktop in order to use the task bar. Does not matter if in safe mode, scrubbed all settings and new install of firefox does not change the behavior.

Asked by don544 9 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 9 months ago

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There should be a disclaimer for "frefresh firefox" notifications

I got the notification recommend me to refresh my firefox at the bottom, which only states that it will make my firefox run faster. But it didn't mention it will delete a… (read more)

I got the notification recommend me to refresh my firefox at the bottom, which only states that it will make my firefox run faster. But it didn't mention it will delete all my add-ons, reset my layouts, mess up my about:config settings. Which lead to unwanted automatic update download and installation. This is completely BS.

Asked by slytherin100 11 months ago

Last reply by slytherin100 11 months ago

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search results

This newest version provides search results of all kinds of off the wall engines like tikitoks.com, socialcatfish.com and many more obscure sites. How do I remove them fr… (read more)

This newest version provides search results of all kinds of off the wall engines like tikitoks.com, socialcatfish.com and many more obscure sites. How do I remove them from my google search results?

Asked by dave.ferron 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

I am now unable to access websites like Doodle, Creately and more. What has changed?

I think your latest version is preventing me to access several sites that I use regularly. Please let me know? and please fix it? I wish to continue using Firefox but th… (read more)

I think your latest version is preventing me to access several sites that I use regularly.

Please let me know? and please fix it?

I wish to continue using Firefox but this is creating delays and difficulties.

Thank you

Asked by ra40 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago