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Pref to block/fake font-readout?

Is there a preference in about:config to fake or simply block websites from reading the font-list of my operatingsystem? I think it is pretty ridiculous anyways that webs… (read more)

Is there a preference in about:config to fake or simply block websites from reading the font-list of my operatingsystem? I think it is pretty ridiculous anyways that websites can access this information since it has nothing todo with the webbrowser visiting the site but going beyond to spy on information that i consider private.

Same question goes for audio-readout, is there a pref to fake or block?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox forces me to enable 2FA when signing in to addons.mozilla.org

Hi everyone, Last Saturday, I was able to sign in to Firefox Add-Ons Firefox Add-Ons and submit a pre-release of an add-on I'm working on. But today, I'm being forced to… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Last Saturday, I was able to sign in to Firefox Add-Ons Firefox Add-Ons and submit a pre-release of an add-on I'm working on. But today, I'm being forced to enable 2FA to simply log in to the site. I don't want to enable 2FA, I just don't need it. Can someone explain me why is this happening ? Can I just log in and submit my add-on's update ?

I've tried to sign in two different MacBooks (M1 12.1 and Yosemite 10.10.5), using two different Firefox versions (99.0.1 and 78.15.0esr). Also, I haven't enabled 2FA in my personal account.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by snunezmeneses 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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cookie management

Since the update that changed the cookie management, I have not been able to delete just my cache without losing all my cookies & login information. I'm no longer abl… (read more)

Since the update that changed the cookie management, I have not been able to delete just my cache without losing all my cookies & login information. I'm no longer able to automatically sign into a bunch of my sites.

Asked by dmacknair 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Virus / malware issue

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefende… (read more)

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefender to scan my Mac. Fortunately it detected no viruses. So I think I'm good (Hopefully!)

But, every time I open Firefox now, a little window appears at the top showing my last download and telling me it had a virus or malware - I'm posting a screenshot of this. I removed it from my history, and cleared the preview panel, but it still pops up. To be clear, this only happens when I completely close Firefox and reopen it, not when I just open new windows or tabs.

How can I get it to stop popping up with this message? Also - one other oddity, each time I open Firefox, it says the time this script was downloaded matches the time I open Firefox (as opposed to when I actually downloaded the pdf - about an hour ago)

Asked by sunnybleckinger 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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password completion fails for moz-proxy:// on Android

Hi. I use Firefox Nightly and I enabled a secure proxy over TLS using only the built-in features, no addons. My about:config : network.proxy.type = 2 network.proxy.… (read more)

Hi. I use Firefox Nightly and I enabled a secure proxy over TLS using only the built-in features, no addons.

My about:config : network.proxy.type = 2 network.proxy.autoconfigurl = data:text/plain,function FindProxyForURL(u,h){return "HTTPS my-secure-proxy:443";}

When I open any site for the first time it asks for the proxy credentials as expected: The proxy moz-proxy://my-secure-proxy:443 is requesting a username and a password.

After entering the credentials I confirm to save them and as long as the Firefox app is not stopped it works. However, when the app is restarted it asks for the password again with both fields blank and after entering the same credentials it asks me to update the saved credentials.

This only happens on Android. Firefox for Windows with the same proxy settings can autocomplete the moz-proxy:// password.

I think it has something to do with the OS keyring unable to store the passwords for unknown URI schemas.

Is there some workaround for that?

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378637#c68

Asked by basinilya 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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trying to access Facebook error

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox t… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox thing?

Asked by judgeraye 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Gmail's upcoming OAuth2 requirement

I've been running TB38/linux for a long time and have many extensions and .css entries. In order to comply with gmail's upcoming OAuth2 requirement, I just installed TB9… (read more)

I've been running TB38/linux for a long time and have many extensions and .css entries. In order to comply with gmail's upcoming OAuth2 requirement, I just installed TB91 and copied over the contents of my TB38 profile into the newly-created profile.

Imagine my disgust to find that none of my .css entries (mostly involving fonts not dealt with in the preferences) and most of my extensions and colors are inoperative. I've been tweaking TB since it was Netscape .9 and appearance and LEGIBILITY (Arial bold) is really important for something that I use for many hours per day. Quite frankly, I hate this new version. If I have to I will use it in order to avoid losing my SORTED email going back to 1995, but I'll do it resentfully.

It has been my experience that with each update I lose something of value to me -- hence my stop at V38. What is the oldest version of Thunderbird/linux that will satisfy gmail's OAuth2 requirement?

I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering...

Asked by bashley101 1 year ago

Answered by bashley101 1 year ago

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Thunderbird does not remember passwords after upgrading old version (24.3.0) to 91.8.1

Hello! After upgrading from a very old (but perfectly working) version of Thunderbird (24.3.0 on Windows 7) to 91.8.1 (on the same Windows 7 system), Thunderbird can no … (read more)

Hello!

After upgrading from a very old (but perfectly working) version of Thunderbird (24.3.0 on Windows 7) to 91.8.1 (on the same Windows 7 system), Thunderbird can no longer remember my passwords.

Apart from this everything in the new version works. Emails are retrieved fine when I enter the passwords manually.

Symptoms:

  • always asks me for my passwords, even when I have checked the "Use Password Manager to remember this password" checkbox.
  • no stored passwords show up in "Saved Passwords ..."
  • When I try to set a primary password (I did not use one so far), I get an error "Unable to change Primary Password".

What I tried after searching for solutions:

  • Remove files cert*.db and key*.db from my profile. Does not make any difference.

best regards

Edwin

Asked by edwin.steiner 1 year ago

Answered by edwin.steiner 1 year ago

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Can Websites track my Theme?

Can websites i visit track my browsertheme for example system default or light or dark theme? I like the dark theme but i'm not using it because i fear it makes my browse… (read more)

Can websites i visit track my browsertheme for example system default or light or dark theme? I like the dark theme but i'm not using it because i fear it makes my browser much more unique, is that so? If so, is there a preference or another way to prefent websites from tracking my browser theme?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 year ago

Answered by Amelia 1 year ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to change password / Unable to change Primary Password

I've been using Outlook Express (from XP) for years, even into the Windows 10 era with a patched version of XP. Since GMail will no longer support it after May 2022 I dec… (read more)

I've been using Outlook Express (from XP) for years, even into the Windows 10 era with a patched version of XP. Since GMail will no longer support it after May 2022 I decided to migrate to Thunderbird Portable.

Since 91.8.1 doesn't import from Outlook Express, I first used Thunderbird Portable 52.9.1 x86 (last version that supports XP) to import mails, accounts and whatever else it imports. I then set up a Primary Password, and painstakingly manually added all rules from Outlook Express to Thunderbird's "filters". After everything was up and running, I upgraded to Thunderbird Portable 91.8.1 x86.

For some reason, when I try to login to any GMail account, after the login, pass, allow Thunderbird as email client, a popup window appears asking me to "Change Password", but whatever password I put, it always says "Unable to change password". If I go to "Privacy & Security", "Use a Primary Password" is disabled, and if I check it, it asks me to enter and re-enter a new password, but it also says "Unable to change Primary Password".

II tried both commands listed in the link below, both seem to work by pressing the Reset button, but the error console seems to output a uncaught exception. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/protect-your-thunderbird-passwords-master-password#w_resetting-your-master-password-if-you-have-forgotten-it

Any more suggestions?

Asked by johnyept 1 year ago

Answered by christ1 1 year ago

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Disable User-Agent Header in email

Outgoing email includes the user-agent header. I would like to disable or modify the string for better security. User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:91.0) Gec… (read more)

Outgoing email includes the user-agent header. I would like to disable or modify the string for better security.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:91.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/91.8.0

Thanks...

Asked by beeblebrox-bsd 1 year ago

Answered by Matt 1 year ago

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I can not get outlook e-mail anymore to thunderbird?

In my language: "kokoonpanoa ei voitu vahvistaa", assembly could not be validated. (finnish-english) I have before could used microsoft outlook e-mail in thunderbird but… (read more)

In my language: "kokoonpanoa ei voitu vahvistaa", assembly could not be validated. (finnish-english)

I have before could used microsoft outlook e-mail in thunderbird but not anymore? There is in yellow box something about server and does not accept?

Could it be because sometime ago i added two-step log-in to outlook?

I have then used browser e-mail or microsoft windows e-mail but would like to get it back to thunderbird?

Asked by Manform 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Thunderbird

I have received this from Google and wondering if you are aware of it and plan to make Thunderbird compliant? Google On May 30, you may lose access to apps that are us… (read more)

I have received this from Google and wondering if you are aware of it and plan to make Thunderbird compliant?


Google On May 30, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology ???????@gmail.com To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0. Learn moreWhat do you need to do?

Email software, like Outlook 2016 or earlier, has less secure access to your Gmail. Switch to Office 365, Outlook 2019 or newer, or any other email software where you can sign in using Sign in with Google. Learn more You received this email to let you know about important changes to your Google Account and services. © 2022 Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA Thank you, Jim

Asked by radiove1rb 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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Gmail - OAuth2 - repeated "Authentication failure while connecting to the server imap.gmail.com". Works ONLY work safe-mode.

Hi, I, like a gjillion other people, received a notice from Google/gmail saying I'm likely to lose access through Thunderbird unless ... blah blah. I was running TB v59… (read more)

Hi,

I, like a gjillion other people, received a notice from Google/gmail saying I'm likely to lose access through Thunderbird unless ... blah blah.

I was running TB v59. If stuff works I don't make changes. It makes life simpler. I did a heap of online reading and research about this and found lots of advice. I did the following;

  • allowed cookies
  • removed passwords
  • changed authentication to OAuth2 in both IMAP and SMTP

I got the pop-up gmail/Google window asking me to login. My password is accepted. I am asked to allow access to gmail through Thunderbird. I allow. TB hangs sending security information and then crashes.

I assumed that it must be because I was on an older version of TB. I updated to the latest v91 and checked that the OAuth2 settings are as they should be. All good.

I got the pop-up gmail/Google window asking me to login. My password is accepted. I am asked to allow access to gmail through Thunderbird. I allow. TB waits of a bit and pops up a failure notification. This happens every time. If I click on "Get Messages" or I click on any of my folders, I get the gmail login popup, and I am asked to allow TB, AGAIN, and then failure. I cannot get past this.

I have done enough searching again, but I cannot find anything that helps. Can anyone here help with some guidance please.

I have uploaded shots of the various windows.

Thanks.

Asked by thegoodguy 1 year ago

Answered by thegoodguy 1 year ago

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How to recover passwords from logins.json-1.corrupt?

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder. Renaming it … (read more)

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder.

Renaming it back to logins.json with restarting the computer does not work.

There are no previous versions of these two files available in the system.

Please let me know how I can recover passwords, may be with a special software.

Thank you!

Asked by DVS75 1 year ago

Answered by DVS75 1 year ago

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Access to HSBC online banking

For years I’ve had no difficulty accessing online my HSBC bank accounts in UK using Firefox. In recent days they have changed their security access method whereby their s… (read more)

For years I’ve had no difficulty accessing online my HSBC bank accounts in UK using Firefox. In recent days they have changed their security access method whereby their site now requests a security number generated on one’s phone using the HSBC App (it used to be a random number from an HSBC supplied handheld device) which then has to be input via my Windows 10 PC to access my data. If I use Microsoft Edge as browser, everything works fine, but when I try Firefox my system just hangs after I’ve put my bank ID into the HSBC opening page (the first security step) and simply never opens the next HSBC page which would ask me to generate the said code on my phone. Seems a browser related problem. Any ideas why Edge works but Firefox does not?

Asked by keith.pottinger 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago