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why has all info about network proxy for FF for Android DISAPPEARED??? how may we restore proxy settings after about:confg has been taken away???

'Support" in gPlayStore said to come here for help. So far, NO JOY. When you suddenly stripped away access to about:config, you also wiped out my previously working PROXY… (read more)

'Support" in gPlayStore said to come here for help. So far, NO JOY.

When you suddenly stripped away access to about:config, you also wiped out my previously working PROXY SETTINGS? WHY??? What gave you the right to screw that up as part of "updating???"

Rather than fascisticsally removing about:config, WHY NOT CREATE A MECHANISM TO BACK-UP, RESTORE, RESTORE-TO-LAST-KNOWN-GOOD and OFFLINE EDIT :config SETTINGS. THAT would be USEFUL IDIOT-PROOFING, rather than taking away about:cofig.

If idiots are wrecking their FFforA by breaking things in about:config, LET THEM UNINSTALL/REINSTALL and START OVER FROM SCRATCH.

Why PUNISH EVERYONE ELSE???

The Devs are smarter than this. So are Power Users. Forcing Nightly and/or Beta is overbearing and arrogant.

Asked by anon.anon.nul 6 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 5 days ago

Login window for Basic Authentication disappears after returning from the password manager

Hello everybody, Since the last major update (the address bar can be seen at the bottom of the display since the update), the login to a website via Basic Authentication … (read more)

Hello everybody, Since the last major update (the address bar can be seen at the bottom of the display since the update), the login to a website via Basic Authentication no longer works if I use the Keepass2Android password manager to enter the password. If I want to log into a website using Basic Authentication with Firefox, the dialog box for entering a username and password appears first. In the Username field, instead of entering the name, I choose the function "Fill in with Keepass2Android". It then switches to the Keepass2Android app and I select an entry there. After the selection, it will switch back to Firefox for Android. The input field for username and password is filled and can only be seen for a fraction of a second before it disappears. However, it is not possible to register without pressing the "OK" button and I cannot access the website. I've already tried every possible setting in both Firefox and Keepass2Android. Unfortunately without success. A new version of Keepass2Android has not been released in the meantime, so that the cause is very likely to be due to the new Firefox version. I'm using a Samsung A50 with Android 10. Thank you in advance for your support. I am at your disposal for questions. regards Michael

Asked by firefox1041 3 days ago

Last reply by firefox1041 3 days ago

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Can't Undo permanent private browsing...?

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I d… (read more)

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I don't like it and want to uncheck it. But now it's greyed out and I can't find any way to change it back. It says I'm in permanent private browsing mode. There MUST be a way to change this back to how it was! What is it???

Asked by BlueAZ 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

about:config not available

I've updated Firefox for Android to 79.0.4. I like the UI changes, but I cannot go to the about:config page. I get a "Cannot Complete Request" message. I need to be able … (read more)

I've updated Firefox for Android to 79.0.4. I like the UI changes, but I cannot go to the about:config page. I get a "Cannot Complete Request" message.

I need to be able to disable javascript in my browser completely. It used to be in "about:config". Now there is no other way to disable it.

This is abslolutely critical. Javascript is the most frequent attack vector to hack phones through malicious websites. If Mozilla does not allow to disable javascript, it knowingly puts its users in danger.

Asked by aleksander.wendel 2 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 months ago

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Can't access about:config in new Firefox daylight update of Android

I would like to enable ESNI and bypass ISP watchdogs. So I prefer to keep ESNI on. After last update I'm not being able to access about:config. It shows an error. What's … (read more)

I would like to enable ESNI and bypass ISP watchdogs. So I prefer to keep ESNI on. After last update I'm not being able to access about:config. It shows an error.

What's the issue here, if anybody could help I'd be much obliged. Thank you.

It redirects here:

resource://android/assets/low_and_medium_risk_error_pages.html?&title=Cannot+Complete+Request&button=Try+Again&description=%3Cp%3EAdditional+information+about+this+problem+or+error+is+currently+unavailable.%3C%2Fp%3E&image=&showSSL=false&badCertAdvanced=Advanced%E2%80%A6&badCertTechInfo=%3Clabel%3ESomeone+could+be+trying+to+impersonate+the+site+and+you+should+not+continue.%3C%2Flabel%3E+%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E+%3Clabel%3EWebsites+prove+their+identity+via+certificates.+Firefox+does+not+trust+%3Cb%3Eabout%3Aconfig%3C%2Fb%3E+because+its+certificate+issuer+is+unknown%2C+the+certificate+is+self-signed%2C+or+the+server+is+not+sending+the+correct+intermediate+certificates.%3C%2Flabel%3E&badCertGoBack=Go+Back+%28Recommended%29&badCertAcceptTemporary=Accept+the+Risk+and+Continue

Asked by niazmehedi 1 month ago

Answered by Seburo 1 month ago

Site keeps detecting ad blocker after all blocker extensions removed and Enhanced Protection turned off

I am using Firefox 81.0. Specifically, I am trying to "Enable earning" on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards shopping site -- https://rapidrewardsshopping.southwest.com… (read more)

I am using Firefox 81.0.

Specifically, I am trying to "Enable earning" on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards shopping site -- https://rapidrewardsshopping.southwest.com/. I have uninstalled all ad blockers and trackers (AdBlocker Plus, Ghostery, Duck Duck Go, etc.) and turned off Firefox Enhanced Tracking Protection for the site. And still I get this warning at the top of the page:

"AdBlock, uBlock, AdBlockPlus or another ad blocker or Firefox Tracking Protection may be preventing you from earning points on your shopping. "

Does anyone know what is going on?

I am running Kaspersky Total Security. Could that be the culprit? What troubleshooting can I do to find the root cause of the Southwest site detecting an "ad blocker of Firefox Tracking Protection"?

Asked by marbolot 3 weeks ago

Last reply by marbolot 3 weeks ago

Cannot open TB as password not accepted

I have used TB to read, file & send my gmail messages for over 20 years. The last big Windows 10 update was installed & since then I cannot connect TB to my gmail… (read more)

I have used TB to read, file & send my gmail messages for over 20 years. The last big Windows 10 update was installed & since then I cannot connect TB to my gmail. I have tried every password I can find & every time it asks for a master password & does not allow connection. I have NOTHING in TB except my address books. All folders are missing. I am desperate & would appreciate any help. (I am currently having to use to gmail, which i hate). I live in South Africa & cannot find support for TB here.

Asked by Bette 1 week ago

Junk Messages not appearing in Thunderbird

I use Rogers.com email system which in turn uses Yahoo as its server. I have Thunderbird installed on my Windows 10 office computer and an email application on my smart p… (read more)

I use Rogers.com email system which in turn uses Yahoo as its server. I have Thunderbird installed on my Windows 10 office computer and an email application on my smart phone.

Over the last few months, I have not received any junk mail on my office computer - I monitor the Junk in box frequently since I'm a published author and sometimes my readers' email end up in that folder - at least 2-4 each week.

However, messages from readers identified as "junk" continue to appear in my smart phone email app.

Two questions:

1. Is there an optional setting in Thunderbird which is inhibiting the receipt of junk mail. Perhaps it has been set on by default?

2. Once I have corrected this situation and Thunderbird starts to receive Junk mail in its Junk folder, is there any way of flagging this?

Thanks,

Dave.

Asked by Dave 1 week ago

Last reply by christ1 5 days ago

Unable to block videos after update

Just installed 81.0.2 update, did not install cleanly, had to reset. All privacy & security settings were wiped. Redid everything, am now unable to block videos on … (read more)

Just installed 81.0.2 update, did not install cleanly, had to reset. All privacy & security settings were wiped. Redid everything, am now unable to block videos on news sites, which I had done previously. Can block autoplay with following config settings -

media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages - false media.autoplay.block-event.enabled - true media.autoplay.block-webaudio - true media.autoplay.blocking_policy - 1 media.autoplay.default - 5

Can no longer block videos from loading. How to do this in 81.0.2?

Asked by krash19 1 week ago

I cannot change my default browser

I use Firefox as my primary browser on my Mac Book. I have never changed my default browser from Google and if I go into preferences it says my default browser is still G… (read more)

I use Firefox as my primary browser on my Mac Book. I have never changed my default browser from Google and if I go into preferences it says my default browser is still Google. Despite this, about 2 weeks ago all my searches started being in Yahoo instead of Google and it is getting really annoying now. I can't change it to any other browsers or back to Google, it's just stuck on Yahoo.

Asked by Kestrel 1 week ago

Error message when trying to access website link in my sig line

I am in the process of changing over my email account from gmail to protonmail. When a friend of mine attempted to access my web page from a link that I include in my sig… (read more)

I am in the process of changing over my email account from gmail to protonmail. When a friend of mine attempted to access my web page from a link that I include in my signature line of my emails he was blocked by an error message. Can you help me remedy this? Here's a link to that error image: blob:https://mail.protonmail.com/de05eb2a-f3a9-4af4-8f7f-f8d6a6071331

Asked by judiemaronfriend 1 week ago

Last reply by russellboverton 1 week ago

How to activate Primary Password on Firefox android

Hello I have installed the latest firefox update on my Samsung mobile phone (in french) 81.1.4, however I cannot find any menu setting to activate a primary password like… (read more)

Hello

I have installed the latest firefox update on my Samsung mobile phone (in french) 81.1.4, however I cannot find any menu setting to activate a primary password like on all the other firefox apps I'm using on my laptop and home PC.

How can this be controlled as I find it very dangerous having anyone access my phone and able to check the password mananger and view all passwords without entering a primary password. Thank you for your help.

Suzan

Asked by Liberte 6 days ago

Forcing SSL is DRIVING ME CRAZY as a developer. Needs a disable option.

Dear community, I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spi… (read more)

Dear community,

I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spin up a new docker container, test it, tear it down. No SSL required, no time to mess with encryption.

But if you type in https just a single time for your http server, you are f*#&ed. Sorry for the wording, but this is how it is. You think "OH NO, WHAT DID I DO? NOT AGAIN!!!" Because it is just impossible to access the service with http in the future, Firefox has it locked to SSL (Domain and Port). But of course there is no SSL so it will NEVER work.

Latest example: JetBrains TeamCity. They have a simple Docker container I want to access with Firefox. I spin it up, connect with Firefox with http and it immediately tells me "Secure Connection Failed". WHAT? WHY? I typed http. Why secure? Why can't I simply connect? Using curl on CLI just gives me a beautiful HTML response.

I understand that for the majority of users SSL is a good thing. But shouldn't there at least be an OPTION to disable all this enforced SSL usage? My beloved Firefox is my everyday productivity killer. It makes me sad.

Asked by mib77 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Firefox container/cookie questions

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firef… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firefox seems to keep forgetting and asking me again despite the fact that I click the button that says remember my choice.

I wonder if this has something to do with my cookie settings but I'm not sure I'm currently confused how to manage those like if I should just allow cookies per session in Firefox or allow them entirely I mean I'm thinking that with the containers since I have everything isolated individually (That took forever really need an option for that Mozilla) I don't need to worry about the effects of cookies anymore is this correct?

Also would there be a way to even keep cookies but just stop the login information from being saved on the site? Because with me using containers now I think that's my biggest issue from what I think I understand at least.

Asked by Rawr4235 6 days ago

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New search engine installed without permission

TL;DR - I typed into my "search the web" bar on my start/default Firefox tab and was taken to Startpage.com - English. I never installed this. Today, after checking email… (read more)

TL;DR - I typed into my "search the web" bar on my start/default Firefox tab and was taken to Startpage.com - English. I never installed this.

Today, after checking email and finding several suspicious/scam emails (I NEVER click on links in emails) I was surprised to find that when I went to search for something using Firefox I was taken to Startpage.com - English (this is how it is listed in my preferences.

I have no idea how it was installed but I was surprised because of all the protections that Firefox offers.

Anyone had any experience with this?

Thank you,

— Al

Asked by ahdube 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago