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hide the three lines button

I would like to hide the menu button located at the top right (the three lines button) or hide the access to the firefox settings (about:preferences) but I cannot find an… (read more)

I would like to hide the menu button located at the top right (the three lines button) or hide the access to the firefox settings (about:preferences) but I cannot find any GPO to do this. How can I hide this button?

Thanks in advance

Asked by jmprieto 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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How to use variable like %LOCALAPPDATA% for path of handler

Hello all, We must use a third party application which can only be installed in user home directory. We'd like to create a GPO to manage user settings, and configure a h… (read more)

Hello all,

We must use a third party application which can only be installed in user home directory. We'd like to create a GPO to manage user settings, and configure a handler for this application.

Is it possible to use an environnement variable (for example %LOCALAPPDATA%) in the path of a handler ?

Thank you.

Asked by Mathieu78 1 year ago

Last reply by Mathieu78 1 year ago

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Access to about:debugging while blocking all extensions via GPO

Hello, As the title mentions, applying a block to all extensions via "*" by utilizing Extension Management GPO will block about:debugging. Is there a way to simultaneou… (read more)

Hello,

As the title mentions, applying a block to all extensions via "*" by utilizing Extension Management GPO will block about:debugging.

Is there a way to simultaneously have all extensions blocked and about:debugging available?

Here's the JSON - { "*": { "installation_mode": "blocked" } }


Appreciate your time and help, - Dom

Asked by Dom Langella 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Unable to Auto Update ESR 91.10 Silently Without Browser Open

I have been tasked to have our Firefox auto update without user interaction. We have a small enterprise of about 2000 or so PCs but only maybe 300 use Firefox consistentl… (read more)

I have been tasked to have our Firefox auto update without user interaction. We have a small enterprise of about 2000 or so PCs but only maybe 300 use Firefox consistently. According to the GPOs it claims that it will update even when the browser is not open. I have this working fine on Chrome and Edge. You can see my attached screenshots that my GPOs are dropping down correctly to my VM. When I open Firefox and leave it open I can see that an "updated" folder is created in the Program Files>Mozilla Firefox. If I close Firefox the updated folder disappears and and installs the latest update. Once I reopen Firefox I can see that it updated. I need this to happen without the browser being launched, closed and reopened. I went into Settings>General and noticed that my update section is missing some of the update options that I see when researching. Automatically Install Updates and When Firefox is not Running options (see screen shots) are missing from my install. I am pretty sure this is why it will not truly silently auto update. Does anyone know where those two options are controlled from and how do I get those to show on my installs?

Asked by CherishYourLife 1 year ago

Last reply by CherishYourLife 1 year ago

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Automatic FF Updates needing user to log in

We have several servers with Firefox installed and automatic updates enabled to include "When Firefox is not running". However, our security scans indicate that the versi… (read more)

We have several servers with Firefox installed and automatic updates enabled to include "When Firefox is not running". However, our security scans indicate that the version is out of date. We have to connect to the box and finish the updates. The current version is at 103.0.1 and the previous version was above 100 (failing to remember exact version). Is there a way to ensure that Firefox remains up to date without connecting to the server?

Asked by vince321 1 year ago

Last reply by vince321 1 year ago

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Install extention using GPO

Hello, I want to download an extension using firefox policy templates. I put the location folder and extension id so that it cannot be deleted, but for some reason it do… (read more)

Hello,

I want to download an extension using firefox policy templates. I put the location folder and extension id so that it cannot be deleted, but for some reason it doesn't want to install most of the times. The policy is added after using the gpupdate /force command and restarting the machine then open and close the browser. I wait 10 minutes for the policy to be configured on the computer and open the browser again and nothing happens. Also, the keys in the registry have the corresponding value type (checked in site https://admx.help/?Category=Firefox&Policy=Mozilla.Policies.Firefox::Extensions_Locked). But when I drag and drop with a mouse, the extension is installed and cannot be deleted. Can you tell me why does the extension not install when the policy is in effect?

I sent pictures from Group Policy Manager, Registry editor and showing that the extension can not be deleted after drag and drop with a mouse.

Thank you in advanced!

Asked by thristov1980 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Permission Problem with Camera

We have a customer using our SaaS solution running through Firefox 91.12.0 ESR. The web application we provide requires access to the camera on the local machine so we ca… (read more)

We have a customer using our SaaS solution running through Firefox 91.12.0 ESR. The web application we provide requires access to the camera on the local machine so we can capture a photo. We give them instructions and they configure their instance of Firefox to ALLOW access to the camera, along with several other adjustments (like allowing pop-ups, and no autofill).

However, whenever they restart Firefox the camera permission reverts back to the DEFAULT of Always Ask. The other settings adjustments we make, like pop-ups and no autofill stick around, but not the camera setting.

We've checked the PREF.js file in the Profile folder and that doesn't appear to be a problem. On our in-house machines we are running the same version of Windows and Firefox and cannot reproduce the problem.

The customer has recently applied the upgrade from an earlier version of Firefox ESR to 91.12.0. The customer has also imaged the PC and copied over to a large number of additional machines for use around their organization. This problem is causing a serious disruption to their deployment of the updated PC's as we work with them to try and troubleshoot the problem.

Any ideas on what to try would be appreciated.

Asked by mfranke62 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR 102.1 Download

Why isn't firefox ESR 102.1 available for download via this link, it still downloads 91.12 which has vulnerabilities. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/enterprise/ … (read more)

Why isn't firefox ESR 102.1 available for download via this link, it still downloads 91.12 which has vulnerabilities. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/enterprise/ I found it after digging around but it was a hassel.

Asked by pclowes1 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR 91.12

Hello, Qualys is detecting Vulnerabilites on our Firefox ESR 91.12 Versions which were patched by MFSA2022-29. It is showing Vulnerabilities because MFSA2022-30 lists CV… (read more)

Hello, Qualys is detecting Vulnerabilites on our Firefox ESR 91.12 Versions which were patched by MFSA2022-29.

It is showing Vulnerabilities because MFSA2022-30 lists CVE's for ESR 102.X and we are on 91.12.

Is there anywhere I can go to get a list of all Vulnerabilities on 91.X to show our Security team, I believe CVE-2022-36314 and CVE-2022-2505 are not present in 91.12 because they are not listed in https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2022-29/ but need evidence

Thank You,

Asked by mriley1 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Firefox locked file persisting

I have an issue on a Mac OS Server environment with home folders. The user's login to the MAC which authenticates to the Open Directory MAC server giving home folders to … (read more)

I have an issue on a Mac OS Server environment with home folders. The user's login to the MAC which authenticates to the Open Directory MAC server giving home folders to the logged-on users that reside on the server and not the local workstation. Users commonly use different computers to log in. What we're finding is that the users are increasingly getting the error message that a copy of firefox is open and firefox cannot open.

Removing the lock file solves the issue.

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/ cd uniqueid.default rm -rf .parentlock

Is there a way to avoid this? We have the most current version of FF installed.

Asked by andrew184 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Need an option to completely disable location protection

Some users in my organization have been complaining about FireFox location protection since the update to 103.0.2. We would like an option to completely disable this "fea… (read more)

Some users in my organization have been complaining about FireFox location protection since the update to 103.0.2. We would like an option to completely disable this "feature". Our users are complaining about having to individually make exceptions via the shield icon and selecting custom and unchecking all boxes does not work for our use case scenario. Is there any option to disable this completely or are there plans in future releases to allow us a disable feature (like you used to have) or is the only solution to switch our users to Chrome? Thanks

Asked by john.reeves 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Group Policy is applied but no changes

We use GPO to push out our Firefox homepage and bookmarks. I get totally different results for each user, some will make changes right away if I add a new book marks, but… (read more)

We use GPO to push out our Firefox homepage and bookmarks. I get totally different results for each user, some will make changes right away if I add a new book marks, but they don't see older ones?

I decided to build a few test machines (we don't have time to build a dev envir) and it applies the GPO for the home page but not the bookmarks, I can see the book marks in the registry even but nothing on firefox. Anyone have a guess?

thanks David

Asked by david.kafrissen 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Captcha hidden with a screen

I am using Firefox ESR 102.2.0 version which I updated yesterday. Now when I try to login to my account on "https://myaccount.hdfclife.com/login", the captcha is covered … (read more)

I am using Firefox ESR 102.2.0 version which I updated yesterday. Now when I try to login to my account on "https://myaccount.hdfclife.com/login", the captcha is covered and I can not read it. See the attached file.

It was working fine in the previous esr release 102.1.0. I have tested it with a new profile and captcha is visible in 102.2.0 version.

My query is about the cause of this issue and how can I fix it. I have checked and found that this issue does not appear on other websites. If there is an issue with the profile it should be with other websites which is not the case.

Please help

Asked by AjayC 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Issues with Blackboard and Zoom with Enhanced Protection

I am an administrator at a university and we use Blackboard and Zoom as a couple of the tools at our university. We install Firefox on all of our PCs across campus. After… (read more)

I am an administrator at a university and we use Blackboard and Zoom as a couple of the tools at our university. We install Firefox on all of our PCs across campus. After a recent update, when our instructors try to launch Zoom using the integration setup in Blackboard, the meeting fails to launch. We have found that disabling Enhanced Protection fixes this issue. Is there a way to add this exception to an install file that can be sent across many PCs on our campus? We have hundreds of PCs and going from one to another to install this exception would not be practical.

Do you have any suggestions? Justin

Asked by Justin.Bronstein 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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GUI Bug When Applying GPO

Hello, Applying Preferences & Extension Management GPO's will bug certain GUI settings. The three examples I have are HTTPS-Only Mode & Forms and Autofill within… (read more)

Hello,

Applying Preferences & Extension Management GPO's will bug certain GUI settings. The three examples I have are HTTPS-Only Mode & Forms and Autofill within about:preferences, and Enable USB Devices within about:debugging.

When HTTPS-Only Mode is set to "Don't Enable HTTPS-Only Mode" and locked via Preferences GPO, Users can continue to toggle between the settings. Forms and Autofill settings will not populate within about:preferences if address and credit card formfill values are false and locked via Preferences GPO. However, when the same GPO is deployed from Active Directory, Forms and Autofill settings will populate with address available for User toggle. Key, the values within about:config reflect what is set via GPO, and do not change among toggle or User intervention.

When locking down Enable USB Devices within about:debugging by blocking the extension install via Extension Management GPO, Users can continue to toggle the button after the policy applied. Although, just as previously mentioned, the extension does not get installed and seems the policy intervenes.

My questions being, are these simply GUI bugs since the values respect group policy? Are there other methods to lock down these settings?

I understand this is quite a bit of information and appreciate your help and time!

Preferences JSON - { "extensions.formautofill.creditCards.available": {

   "Value": false,
   "Status": "locked"
 },

"extensions.formautofill.creditCards.enabled": {

   "Value": false,
   "Status": "locked"
 },
 "browser.formfill.enable": {
   "Value": false,
   "Status": "locked"
 },
 "extensions.formautofill.addresses.enabled": {
    "Value": false,
    "Status": "locked"
 }

}

Extension Management JSON - { "adb@mozilla.org": { "installation_mode": "blocked" } }

- Dom

Asked by Dom Langella 1 year ago

Last reply by Dom Langella 1 year ago

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ESR: downloading via website still delivers old version for macOS (Firefox 91.13.0esr) instead of 102.2.0

When downloading Firefox ESR via the website for macOS (https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-esr-latest-ssl&os=osx&lang=en-US) one still receives the old… (read more)

When downloading Firefox ESR via the website for macOS (https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-esr-latest-ssl&os=osx&lang=en-US) one still receives the old 91.13.0 version instead of the current release 102.2.0. Can you please fix this?

Asked by contact711 1 year ago

Last reply by thecapcut15 1 year ago

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migration

Hi We have had FF ers for some time. The old "no longer employed" sccm manager had the 64 bit version install in the x86 dir. We are now trying to use Qualys for patchin… (read more)

Hi We have had FF ers for some time. The old "no longer employed" sccm manager had the 64 bit version install in the x86 dir. We are now trying to use Qualys for patching. How can i move the 12k users bookmarks to the correct install path so Qualys can update when needed. Thanks TJ

Asked by buccaneerblitz 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Post-installation return codes for Mozilla Firefox application.

I am deploying Mozilla Firefox using Intune. The application is deployed no problem but there is always the error in Intune portal. I was told that Mozilla Firefox has c… (read more)

I am deploying Mozilla Firefox using Intune. The application is deployed no problem but there is always the error in Intune portal. I was told that Mozilla Firefox has custom return codes to indicate post-installation behavior. That is why though the application itself is installed and works properly on the device, Intune portal does not know the status of the installation and gives the error. This error causes a lot of issues to the further application management. Dose any one knows what those codes are? Or maybe can point into the correct direction on how to get them. Thank you.

Asked by max.plokhuta 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Preventing access to about: pages, specifically about:logins

Hi, I've been tasked to make some changes to the way users deal with logins and passwords in the office. So, in short, one of the issues is this: is there ANY way to dis… (read more)

Hi,

I've been tasked to make some changes to the way users deal with logins and passwords in the office. So, in short, one of the issues is this: is there ANY way to disable (I'd say "hide" is more accurate) the about:logins page on Firefox?

  • pref.privacy.disable_button.view_passwords (with a lock pref) in autoconfig only disables the "View saved logins" button in Settings.

As for policies:

  • a few policies for blocking about: pages do exist - BlockAboutAddons/Config/Profiles/Support, but can't find one, say, "BlockAboutLogins" or something like that.
  • PasswordManagerEnabled set to false disables the password manager completely, including about:logins, password autofill is disabled as well - not what I need.
  • WebsiteFilter, as expected, doesn't treat about: as a protocol, so it can't be done there either.


Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Asked by slavev16 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Content doesn't fit Firefox window on Linux via VNC

Steps: Open Linux server via VNC Open Firefox Search the term "test" Issue: The google result page doesn't fit into the window and has a horizontal scrollba… (read more)

Steps:

  • Open Linux server via VNC
  • Open Firefox
  • Search the term "test"

Issue:

  • The google result page doesn't fit into the window and has a horizontal scrollbar to see content on the right hand side

Note: I need my website to fit into browser properly at 100%(default) zoom itself for the purpose of automation because changing zoom level via selenium automation to press ctrl and minus 3 times causes unexpected behavior like even though value is filled in a textbox, it doesn't get sent in the API request payload. (Python 3.4.3, Selenium 3.12.0, GeckoDriver 0.31.0)

Versions:

  • Ubuntu 14.04.6
  • Firefox 91.13.0ESR
  • VNC: Tight VNC Viewer 2.8.63 OR Real VNC Viewer 6.22.515

Asked by smita.v.patankar 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago