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Firefox 75 Broke login and proxies to Employer's system

I am an academic librarian working from home. Literally for years, I've been able on Windows 7 and now Windows 10 to log into my grad school's online system including acc… (read more)

I am an academic librarian working from home. Literally for years, I've been able on Windows 7 and now Windows 10 to log into my grad school's online system including access to databases. Much of this requires a proxy for authentication. Before I describe the error, let me say that I installed Zotero over a year ago and have never had problems with it. Now, when I try to login, I get this, even when trying only to log in. There are two lines. The yellow bar that is hard to read because it keeps flashing but here's my best shot: Zotero automatically redirected your request to gslibrary.authn.worldcat.org through the proxy at gbtssbc.idm.oclc.org. Some space then "Don't proxy this site Proxy settings X

If your browser does not continue automatically, click here. I have tried numerous times to click "here" but I can't. For one moment, both the tellow bar and the message this is normal black text on white shows and then the yellow bar disappears and the black text moves up on the page. When I try to click "here" it keeps jumping around. I"ve never seen anything like this in many years on Firefox.

   I can successfully log in and use resources with the proxy on Opera. It does not complain. Someting about Firefox 75 is broken. I prefer using Firefox the most of the browsers available but I can't work like htis. I need to look up books and help users search for journal articles all the time. I cannot do without that. I don't really like Opera because of the lack of options but this is the straw that breaks the camel's back. If I cannot fix this, bye-bye Firefox. That's pretty serious for me for me but I must be able to work from home efficiently. Note: I disabled the Zotero plug-in. I asked on the Zotero forum and got some suggestions that didn't really help. I don't think it is Zotero. Zotero is only showing up because it connects to our librayr system. How can I fix this? I don't even know precisely what is wrong but for one thing, it shows the wrong URL  for logging in. That hasn't been true for a long time. I do not want to clear all my saved passwords and cookies to fix what is pretty clearly a FF 75 bug. I was a programmer a lot of years on complex systems. All the fingers are pointed at FF 75.

Asked by drduncan 1 year ago

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When creating a listing on eBay, the following appears: blocked by x-frame-options. This doesn’t hinder creating a listing, however, is this a problem?

When creating a listing on eBay, the following appears: blocked by x-frame-options. This doesn’t hinder creating a listing, however, is this a problem?

Asked by emi1 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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Can I turn off location bar enlargement on focus?

I hate how now when I use Cmd-L or click on the location/search bar, it 'magnifies' or gets bigger. I find it gets in the way of the bookmarks bar. I don't need this, fin… (read more)

I hate how now when I use Cmd-L or click on the location/search bar, it 'magnifies' or gets bigger. I find it gets in the way of the bookmarks bar. I don't need this, find it aesthetically unpleasant, and would love to be able to turn it off. I'm sure it was a 'feature' that was added in some recent update - why not make it configurable? Or maybe it is and I can't see how to adjust it?

Asked by Jamie Kravitz 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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How do I revert back to original address bar?

This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the Ab… (read more)

This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the About:config option that I need to toggle to change this?

Asked by Tiger 1 year ago

Answered by Tiger 1 year ago

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Revert to old address bar instead of the focused new one

Is the a way to remove this new focused address bar? I want to be normal like in FireFox 74 the new style is so annoying. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-fire… (read more)

Is the a way to remove this new focused address bar? I want to be normal like in FireFox 74 the new style is so annoying.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar

Asked by scottp2320 1 year ago

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Hi, as part of the update, you changed the behavior of the URL/search bar...

It now becomes bigger when you click on it or open a new tab, which is getting in the way of my toolbar. Is there a way to turn this feature off, and revert to the previ… (read more)

It now becomes bigger when you click on it or open a new tab, which is getting in the way of my toolbar. Is there a way to turn this feature off, and revert to the previous behavior (where it did not change size when clicked on or opened in a new tab?)

I know this seems like a small thing, but it's majorly getting in the way of me using my toolbar like I have in the past. To the point where I'm considering going back to Chrome. Please advise!

Asked by bwsransom 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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How do i get rid of the 'new' addressbar ?

Since FF75 whenever i open a new tab or type in the adressbar the adressbar enlarges unnecessarily (see red marking in the picture (b), (c)), bleeding over in the tabs ab… (read more)

Since FF75 whenever i open a new tab or type in the adressbar the adressbar enlarges unnecessarily (see red marking in the picture (b), (c)), bleeding over in the tabs above (a) and covering (darkening, with a shadow effect) the bookmarks below the addressbar (d).

to me this is completely unusable in this state and everytime i see it, it is highly disturbing to the eye. how do i get rid of this?

Asked by me 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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bookmarks show up in history list, history before today gone

I did not make any changes to options. When I started today, I went to find a website from history and all my history from the day before was gone. AND have of the list s… (read more)

I did not make any changes to options. When I started today, I went to find a website from history and all my history from the day before was gone. AND have of the list space was full of bookmarks. How could bookmarks be in history? Why is my history gone?

Is there some keyboard command that was done by accident to cause this? This has never happened before.

My dad uses Chrome not Firefox. So anything he does should not affect my settings.

Is there a way to fix this? or to keep it from happening in the future?

Asked by Lyghtkeepr 1 year ago

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How do I disable the englarged address bar when I focus on it?

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-… (read more)

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-firefox-updates-address-bar-making-search-easier-than-ever/

I'm wondering: how can I revert this back to how it was? I don't want it to plump out since it partly covers up the surrounding UI elements. I have a muscle memory for sometimes minimizing this bar with Escape, then clicking one of my bookmarks or one of the UI elements. I haven't had an issue seeing the address bar before, so this new feature is a detriment to me.

Thank you

Asked by Me 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Wordpress Log-in automatically saved

Hi, I'm able to log-in to my Wordpress site without entering a password. I don't know why, and I'd like to disable this. My web host says it's a browser issue. This does… (read more)

Hi,

I'm able to log-in to my Wordpress site without entering a password. I don't know why, and I'd like to disable this. My web host says it's a browser issue. This doesn't happen on any other website.

I'd be grateful for help with this.

Thanks,

Josh

Asked by joshandmayasari 1 year ago

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Hotkey or custom button to view "Security Devices" dialog

Hello, I use a smartcard (US Govt CAC) to authenticate to websites. Often I have to check the status of the PKCS#11 module in the Security Devices Dialog under Security … (read more)

Hello, I use a smartcard (US Govt CAC) to authenticate to websites. Often I have to check the status of the PKCS#11 module in the Security Devices Dialog under Security & Privacy Tab. Is there a hot key or customizable feature to allow me to directly bring that dialog up directly?

Asked by Jim Parker 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why doesn't Firefox have javaScript enabled? It shows up as enabled but if I close/reopen Firefox, it gives me the not enabled error.

After having spent a fair amount of time searching to find out why javascript doesn't seem to be enabled by default, I'm perplexed. Other applications, Safari for example… (read more)

After having spent a fair amount of time searching to find out why javascript doesn't seem to be enabled by default, I'm perplexed. Other applications, Safari for example don't require any setup to use javaScript as far as I can tell.

Asked by hadenp 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Linking specific log-ins to Containers

Hello, I'm using Containers and am able to log into different gmail accounts simultaneously. However, I'm curious as to whether or not it would be possible to link a spe… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Containers and am able to log into different gmail accounts simultaneously.

However, I'm curious as to whether or not it would be possible to link a specific account to a specific container? (e.g., my work email automatically logs into the work container, same for personal email).

I use LastPass, but would Firefox passwords work to make this process more automatic? I set "Gmail" to automatically open in my "work" container, but it takes me to the landing page and requires me to sign-in every time.

Perhaps, I should just stop clearing my history/cookies and just hide the containers instead so the data is saved and I remain logged in. I am curious if there is another solution that I'm overlooking. (I would be down to help build one, too!)

Asked by ajay.dave.35 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Audio in videos is muted for the first two seconds

Whenever I play any video in firefox (version 75.0, 64 bit) the video is muted for the first two seconds. Then the sound comes back, and I have to rewind to listen to see… (read more)

Whenever I play any video in firefox (version 75.0, 64 bit) the video is muted for the first two seconds. Then the sound comes back, and I have to rewind to listen to see what I missed. I'm not sure when exactly this started, but I think it was like this for about a month. Maybe two. I searched for the solution in DuckDuckGo, but couldn't find anything. I did turn off fade-in and fade-out effects but that did not help.

I feel it is some kind of option to avoid sudden audio pop-ins or something. But so far I couldn't find anything relevant in about:config or the browser options.

Asked by Anton 1 year ago

Answered by Anton 1 year ago