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Problem with getting rid of all the "Cashed Web Content" using the appropriate commands in Preferences Privacy & Security

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff bein… (read more)

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff being dumped on my hard drive. Recently I have been unable to remove some of this cached web content, initially 32Kb, but now it is up to 752Kb - could this be malware?! How can I find out what it is and how can I remove it?

Asked by petewilson213 1 week ago

Answered by petewilson213 51 minutes ago

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Container Tabs - whenever I go to sign in to youtube within a container tab it displays error message "oops"

whenever I go to sign in to youtube within a container tab it displays error message "oops". It redirects to the oops page every time (https://www.youtube.com/oops). I've… (read more)

whenever I go to sign in to youtube within a container tab it displays error message "oops". It redirects to the oops page every time (https://www.youtube.com/oops). I've tried disabling all other adds on but this makes no difference. It works fine for all the other google sites I use!

Any ideas on what I should be doing?

Asked by ljnsljndljnslknsljsnb 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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gogle and yahoo analytics

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics… (read more)

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics ?

Asked by Manfreddy 3 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 hours ago

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Facebook on Firefox

This morning I only see a white screen logging into FB on my Windows 10 desktop. All other sites seem to be working. I can log into FB on my phone and using Edge (not m… (read more)

This morning I only see a white screen logging into FB on my Windows 10 desktop. All other sites seem to be working. I can log into FB on my phone and using Edge (not my default browser). I have deleted cookies and history and tried to "refresh" Firefox without success. I do not use FB container. Please help.

Asked by jjant2004 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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phony firefox update pop up

I have been using MOZILLA / Netscape/ Firefox Since 1996/7. Periodically I have a problem . LIKE RIGHT NOW I have to use Chrome to contact you because your latest versi… (read more)

I have been using MOZILLA / Netscape/ Firefox Since 1996/7. Periodically I have a problem . LIKE RIGHT NOW I have to use Chrome to contact you because your latest version is seriously corrupted and under attack from ; "attachappstreams.best You already know that because you've got a web page warning us of it. But you don't have a way to fix it. No matter how many times I delete it. Reboot my Windows 7 desktop. Or open and close the latest version of Firefox. That damn phony update keeps popping up with bells and blue screens and I can't use your browser until YOU GUYS figure out how you screwed up and gave them access. ADD ons and Ad blockers are equally dangerous and I limit them to only 2 for the past 5 years. Get a handle on the is , guys/gals . Or sadly, because I really don't like Chrome. But what choice do I have. FIX IT. IT Quickly. Or you're going to lose serious market share. Just like you did to Internet Explorer 20 years ago.

Asked by expo21 3 months ago

Answered by Seburo 3 months ago

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navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia never resolves

I found out, that the getUserMedia Promise in Firefox only resolves, if the Tab is active or by clicking on the Tab Instance: (Firefox, 81.0) navigator.mediaDevices.getUs… (read more)

I found out, that the getUserMedia Promise in Firefox only resolves, if the Tab is active or by clicking on the Tab Instance: (Firefox, 81.0)

navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia({ audio: true}).then(() => console.log("done"))

Otherwise, the Promise never resolves or rejects. Is this a bug or a feature, and where is this documented? Is there a media Config setting, to tell Firefox to allow getUserMedia Promise to resolve in non-active Tabs? Otherwise this looks like a bug for me...

Asked by Ki-Hyoun Kim 2 weeks ago

Answered by Ki-Hyoun Kim 1 day ago

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Remove AMAZON and GOOGLE from firefiox top sites

I have researched this site and elsewhere, and tried everything I can. Is there a way, in firefox 81.0.2 (latest as of this post according to mozilla) to remove amazon an… (read more)

I have researched this site and elsewhere, and tried everything I can. Is there a way, in firefox 81.0.2 (latest as of this post according to mozilla) to remove amazon and google from the "top sites" suggestions. For every other website, firefox lets you remove them from the list easily, but not with amazon or google. Ive removed it, deleted all history, clicked the dismiss button, the remove button, nothing, its still there. To prove that its an advertisement by firefox, even when I tried editing the link, firefox simply re-added the original one for me (how convenient!). Ive been with firefox almost 2 decades now, but if they are going to force advertising like this than obviously I need to look into other options.

Asked by andrew.l.johnston 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Managing Cookie Exceptions

Need help configuring Firefox exceptions for Cookies and Other site Data so sites like the NY Times can remember me so I don't have to log-in to them multiple times per d… (read more)

Need help configuring Firefox exceptions for Cookies and Other site Data so sites like the NY Times can remember me so I don't have to log-in to them multiple times per day.

I've even deleted Firefox and started over, but that did not resolve the issue.

I need an expert in this to help me as I'm just not getting it...though I have tried many different configurations of FireFox's settings.

Thanks

Tim

Asked by tleahy+ffox 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Delete all cookies when Firefox closes except some specific ones

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I t… (read more)

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I trust, such as this site. I've added exceptions to Allow these trusted sites as documented on a thread somewhere else, but it doesn't work. All cookies are deleted.

Is it possible to keep cookies only for a select group of sites. eg. support.mozilla.com, tomshardware.com, mydigitallife.net, speedtest.net and so on.

Thank you.

Asked by TanyaC 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 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

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Where is the QR Code?

On this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication it says 5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t … (read more)

On this page

 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication

it says

 5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t Scan Code to display a code to enter into the app. 

But I don't see a QR Code anywhere. What am I missing?

Thanks.

Asked by Roberto 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Update login info prompt fills in a bogus password

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. R… (read more)

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. Recently it started asking me every time I log in to "Would you like to update this login?" prompt but with a bogus password. If I press "Update" it changes my password to this bogus password, so I have to press "Don't Update" every time I login just to keep my good password. If I do accidentally press "Update" I have to go to the "Saved Logins and Passwords" and manually fix my password for that website.

My question is, what would cause Firefox to think I have changed my password and give me this prompt when I have not?

And, by the way, the bogus password is always the word: "test" (my correct password is very strong and has over 20 characters).

Asked by cgrobertson 1 week ago

Answered by cgrobertson 4 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 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Firefox Account 2FA not working

Hi, I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account. I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and… (read more)

Hi,

I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account.

I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and my friend's android phone just to see, but none of them would work. It always says "Invalid two-step authentication code".

Has anyone been experiencing this? Does anyone have a lead on how to fix this?

Thank you!

Asked by rachot 1 week ago

Answered by rachot 5 days ago

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Changing login password

I am trying to change my Firefox login password. I get to the "Firefox Accounts" screen, enter my old password and the new password (twice) then click on CHANGE. Noth… (read more)

I am trying to change my Firefox login password. I get to the "Firefox Accounts" screen, enter my old password and the new password (twice) then click on CHANGE. Nothing happens. No confirmation of the change, no error message. It just stays on the Accounts screen.

Asked by Max 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)

Hello, I have 3 websites: http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/ When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secur… (read more)

Hello, I have 3 websites:

http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/

When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secure." When viewed with FF, the history and forums sites are not. Instead, they return the attached message.

Unless original work designed by me, all images on all sites are type specimens or trade journal articles from sources like design patents or university libraries (google books, haithi trust, internet archive, etc.).

Can someone figure out why this is happening and tell me how to fix it?

A thousand thanks for your help, Anna

Asked by author2 1 month ago

Answered by author2 1 week ago