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BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 1 month ago

Answered by XERRAX 1 month ago

how to stop auto asigned bookmarks

Hello, Suddenly my bookmarks automatically puts all my bookmarks in one file instead of letting me select the file. Now I have to open all bookmarks and select the file… (read more)

Hello,

Suddenly my bookmarks automatically puts all my bookmarks in one file instead of letting me select the file. 

Now I have to open all bookmarks and select the file which is a real bother. It use to offer me the file selection screen when I bookmarked a link now it just send everything to other bookmarks Can I please go back to the old way, it was much faster - thanks for your help John

Asked by jbiglux 1 month ago

firefox sending confirmation email to wrong email, not account email

Confirmation email is sent to my gmail account, NOT my juno email which IS my account email. Why is this happening? How can it be fixed? AND, I just noticed, Upper right… (read more)

Confirmation email is sent to my gmail account, NOT my juno email which IS my account email. Why is this happening? How can it be fixed? AND, I just noticed, Upper right corner of this page shows bth731 , NOT " bth73 " which is my identity. What the hell is going on???????? Is this part of trump's Russia attack?

correct email is " [email] "

Asked by bth731 1 month ago

updating from 71 onward, why does firefox take away my right to read what is in "updates?" ... then choose to accept or reject. At least google allows that privilege. There is toooo much secrecy in firefox that leads to our 'lack of trust in you."

RE: your automatic updates...??? When updating from 71 onward, why does firefox take away my right to read exactly what is in "updates?" ...and then choose to accept or … (read more)

RE: your automatic updates...???

When updating from 71 onward, why does firefox take away my right to read exactly what is in "updates?" ...and then choose to accept or reject. At least google allows that privilege. There is toooo much secrecy in firefox that leads to our 'lack of trust in you."

Asked by RJK7 1 month ago

Last reply by RJK7 1 month ago

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Every day I get over 60 fake or unwanted email, its so bad I spend all my time deleting them.

I think my email been hacked, I get over 60 emails from fake web sites. It so bad I spend most of my time deleting them. Instead of reading them. Some time they lock it … (read more)

I think my email been hacked, I get over 60 emails from fake web sites. It so bad I spend most of my time deleting them. Instead of reading them. Some time they lock it where I cannot use my spam key to delete.

Asked by ERNestinEGail 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Every day I spend lots of my time deleting over 60 spams, in my inbox. When I try to put in Spam it reads, not Spam as if they are controlling what I'm trying to do. I spend more time deleting than reading my email..

Every day I spend lots of my time deleting over 60 spams, in my inbox. When I try to put in Spam it reads, not Spam as if they are controlling what I'm trying to do. I … (read more)

Every day I spend lots of my time deleting over 60 spams, in my inbox. When I try to put in Spam it reads, not Spam as if they are controlling what I'm trying to do. I spend more time deleting than reading my email.. Very frustrating .

Asked by ERNestinEGail 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Firefox Always Crash - Ubuntu 18.04

Hi, I'm Sen, I have problem with firefox on my ubuntu, I'm using ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit, n my firefox version is 83.0 (default), So.. the problem is, my firefox always cr… (read more)

Hi,

I'm Sen,

I have problem with firefox on my ubuntu, I'm using ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit, n my firefox version is 83.0 (default),

So.. the problem is, my firefox always crash, I have tried to refresh, change profile, reinstall it, even use another version of firefox, but it keep crashing,

I don't know is it related or not to my problem but i have attach some logs about firefox in my ubuntu system log,

If any other information that u need please tell me, And please help me...

Thank you...

Asked by my4ndroid.s3nd 1 month ago

Last reply by user3300027 1 month ago

High-contrast theme doesn't display google search images

The usual advice is "make sure you haven't enabled a high-contrast theme." ***High-contrast themes are essential for people with vision problems because the standard Wind… (read more)

The usual advice is "make sure you haven't enabled a high-contrast theme." ***High-contrast themes are essential for people with vision problems because the standard Windows 10 interface is intolerable or unusable for them.

QUESTION: Is there a way to display google search images with a high-contrast theme?

I notice that this problem is intermittent, possible occurring with a Firefox update or Windows update, I'm not sure. My Firefox version is 81.0.1 and my Windows 10 is up to date.

Thanks very much for your help!

Asked by LazyDays 1 month ago

Last reply by LazyDays 1 month ago

Flashplayer is gone, and can't see images on Facebook HELP?

I'm NOT a computer geek. All I know is that Flashplayer is no longer supported, and I can't figure out how to upgrade HTML5.3, or how to download it, and everything I ha… (read more)

I'm NOT a computer geek. All I know is that Flashplayer is no longer supported, and I can't figure out how to upgrade HTML5.3, or how to download it, and everything I have read is so technical that I can't understand it. Can someone PLEASE make it simple to understand for the average elderly person just wanting to enjoy using groups and marketplace on Facebook? I'm sick of not being able to see the images that other people upload. Yeah, you probably think I'm stupid. I am not stupid, but I never learned computer programing...I only learned how to pull up a browser and work in Microsoft Word! Why does everyone have to explain everything in such technical terms, and why can't somebody just provide a link to download HTML5.3? Why is that so hard? I'm on Windows 10 (which I hate!) and I finally removed Google Chrome, and I am currently using Mozilla Firefox and I'm afraid if I upgrade/update it, nothing will work. It seems 2020 not only killed millions of people, it's screwing with people trying to use the internet too!

Asked by amindapm 1 month ago

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restore old tabs view

I'm not sure why Firefox still bothers to call tabs, "tabs". A tab was originally called that because of its similarity to a filing cabinet's physical tabs where you can … (read more)

I'm not sure why Firefox still bothers to call tabs, "tabs". A tab was originally called that because of its similarity to a filing cabinet's physical tabs where you can see the tab markers and use your thumb to quickly select one. As far as I can see Firefox for Android no longer has tabs. There's no tab bar (and even the URL bar is auto-hidden) and to see the 'tabs' you have to drag down, then select a button and then flip your brain from expecting to see a horizontal row of tabs to a vertical list of them. Similarly, to create a new tab used to involve taping on a plus sign in the same place, right next to the other tabs in the bar. Now, to make a new one you have to redirect your attention from the top of the screen (where tabs have always beenl to a plus sign down the bottom. This smacks of just changing things for the hell of it.

So.... The big ask..... is there any way to get back to the system and layout I'm used to and that I still use without a moment's though when I use Chrome? (Which I'd still rather not do all the time...). I'd like my tabs back please.

Asked by Andy_P 3 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

All in general...

Ok guys, first I've been using this browser since it was called Netscape 1.0. This is quite some time ago, right? But now level of suffering has become too high. I'm not … (read more)

Ok guys, first I've been using this browser since it was called Netscape 1.0.

This is quite some time ago, right? But now level of suffering has become too high. I'm not writing 10 finger system. I've not studied computer science. (However a MINT subject.)

Nowadays at least weekly a website crashes, because I'm typing some unknown (to me) key combination, which causes the site to reload, Firefox to close, a new tab to be replaced, or whatsoever bullshit. And no way to switch off short cuts (at least as far as I have found out).

Even to get to this page was an odyssey. First set up an account, the confirmation code not accepted, a resend request omitted, finally some old password worked. On the way restart browser, as accidentially again I typed some key sequence, which killed the browser task....

I'll switch to edge or chrome, or whatsoever, because I'm really fed up. After over 25 years. Is that, what you wanted? The kids of 25 or below don't care about Mozilla! They even don't ask a single question about their browser (on Android - guess, what they use...). I know about of this, as I've got two of those here at home.

I'm not asking for help, since this already beyond scope. This is a farewell post. My mails are managed by Pegasus ever since and I'll return to Opera now, despite it is the Webkit engine. Netflix runs smoothly. Firefox and Netflix is a neverending vexation. I've been using Opera as well for over 20 years. They did a better job.

It's bitter, but for me, it's the truth....

Asked by rbit 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

Save FF settings and data before updating

Please explain me how to save FF at my Android item. I started the discussion about collections here and asked also what to do to avoid dataloss. Perhaps here is someone … (read more)

Please explain me how to save FF at my Android item.

I started the discussion about collections here and asked also what to do to avoid dataloss.

Perhaps here is someone who can help me.

Thanks a lot

Mischa

Asked by cx500e1 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

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Collections deleted

Hello I am German and not used to write in english. I use Firefox on my Xperia device. Within the last Update I got the new function to collect the tabs. I created severa… (read more)

Hello I am German and not used to write in english. I use Firefox on my Xperia device. Within the last Update I got the new function to collect the tabs. I created several collections and named them. After I put in the tabs and deleted them in the list. So they were only in the collections. Today I wanted to use one Tab out of the collection. But the whole collection Was not any more there, same with 2 Others! Where are these collections and the tabs now? I did not delete them and I need them.

Where are they and how can I use them again?

Kind regards

Mischa

Asked by cx500e1 2 months ago

Answered by cx500e1 1 month ago

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firefox showing playing media next to windows volume meter

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys.… (read more)

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys. spotify used to do this when i used to use it and it was a pain to disable it. how do i disable it in firefox

Asked by muskratwaltz 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Firefox Browser crashes

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there… (read more)

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

Asked by scm999 2 months ago

Answered by scm999 1 month ago

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Private search crashes and then all tabs gone

Like the title says but first some context Since the horrible android browser REDESIGN this has happened, never before, im using the latest version and this has happened … (read more)

Like the title says but first some context Since the horrible android browser REDESIGN this has happened, never before, im using the latest version and this has happened with every update since that unneeded and unwanted NEW firefox came out Before i could have up to 60 tabs in normal navigation, and the same amount in private, watch videos and animations at least ten tabs of those on each browsing section, the worst that could happen eas all private tabs would close and that was on rare cases Now it (closing)tends to happen 3 days or so, no matter how many on normal navigation or even private but the recurring thing is, opening videos sometimes work, but sometimes the entire browser crashes and with each crash all normal tabs dissapear as well and since you removed so many options including about:blank and other abouts that j knea how to use to recover pages, now is simply an entire session GONE and this has happenes 3 entire times already, the first time it happened i lost months of browsing i had prior to the dreaded update, they were gone and since, i try to use even less the browser, but is the only one with addon support(same addons i installed firefox years ago on android and guess what, none of them were active when the redesign installed the first time or worked and still the crash happened, so if none of your technicians can provide anything other than the boiler plate reaponse of " please update to the most recent version" (which both already are, firefox and android system) "disable addons" which they were the first crash, and reinstall(which i did when i tried to migrate to opera before i realized i can't install a good adblocker on their android version), then DO NOT BOTHER on answering(also, even webm format as well as many others seem to crash it JUST FINE)

Asked by felipescado 3 months ago

Answered by Seburo 3 months ago

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before. I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go ba… (read more)

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before.

I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go back to the tab I was previously on, and it takes over 30 seconds to load, sometimes over 3 minutes. This is making firefox unusable.

And because it doesn't happen all the time, it's not very reproducible for me, but it happens often. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by desbest 3 months ago

Last reply by desbest 1 month ago