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Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 3 weeks ago

Last reply by matthew34 2 hours ago

Out of memory while using Excel

Hey! I'm using Firefox currently on Mac. I've been using the Office web apps regularly, but a couple of days ago, while trying to edit an excel document, I got an Out of … (read more)

Hey! I'm using Firefox currently on Mac. I've been using the Office web apps regularly, but a couple of days ago, while trying to edit an excel document, I got an Out of Memory error message. I tried to solve it using Memory Diag, but apparently my laptop wasn't out of RAM. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, but the problem is still there.

Anyone knows why this could happen?

Asked by AWoodstock 4 hours ago

Cómo evitar que algunas páginas web se recarguen solas

Hola. ¿Cómo podría evitar que algunas páginas web se recarguen solas? Fundamentalmente noto este problema cuando estoy leyendo algún artículo en un portal de noticias com… (read more)

Hola. ¿Cómo podría evitar que algunas páginas web se recarguen solas?

Fundamentalmente noto este problema cuando estoy leyendo algún artículo en un portal de noticias como clarin.com o lanacion.com.ar. Cada tanto tiempo, la página se recarga y vuelve al inicio del artículo, lo cual es muy incómodo para la lectura. He probado con poner accessibility.blockautorefresh en verdadero, pero no dió resultado. También probé una extensión llamada Stop autorefresh pero tampoco sirvió.

Una solución brutal tal vez sea desconectarme mientras leo, pero haya alguna solución más inteligente. Muchas gracias. Usando Mozilla Firefox 78.0.2

Asked by laureano 11 hours ago

One of my network web pages suddenly won't load on Firefox:

Hi. Can someone please tell me why my personal network site - https://www.myanimatorssketchclub.com - is suddenly not loading on my Firefox browser? It is hosted by Might… (read more)

Hi.

Can someone please tell me why my personal network site - https://www.myanimatorssketchclub.com

- is suddenly not loading on my Firefox browser? It is hosted by Mighty Networks. 

I have not had trouble with it before - for months - and none of my other regularly used sites fail to load. I note too that the same network site loads with no problems on other browser. Even refreshing, restarting or opening in 'Safe Mode" on Firefox does not change things.

I have attached a screen capture to show what I see.

I hope this can be fixed as using Firefox is really important to me and I don't want to have to move to another browser if this proves a permanent thing.

Thanks for your help!

Tony. <:(

Asked by tony135 1 day ago

Last reply by tony135 11 hours ago

Site claims third-party cookies blocked but Enhanced Protection is disabled - how to fix?

I have problems with multiple sites that claim that third-party cookies are blocked and do not work even though though the Enhanced Tracking Protection is disabled for t… (read more)

I have problems with multiple sites that claim that third-party cookies are blocked and do not work even though though the Enhanced Tracking Protection is disabled for the site (the shield icon is grey and striked-through). In particular it is teams.microsoft.com and Instapaper (their saving bookmarklet sends me always to a site reading "enable unrestricted third-party cookie access for www.instapaper.com" - though this might be a different issue than Teams).

I have read https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop?redirectslug=enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences&redirectlocale=en-US#w_how-to-tell-when-firefox-is-protecting-you and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-say-cookies-are-blocked-unblock-them (trying even to "forget" the teams website; not doing the full wipe out of everything).

How to troubleshoot / fix this? I am a technical person so I can dig into it if just somebody points me in the right direction...

Thank you!

Asked by jakubholy.net 21 hours ago

Last reply by jakubholy.net 21 hours ago

I have to change network settings whenever system proxy settings chage for FF to pick it up - any better way?

In Network settings, I have "Use system proxy settings" but when I change these (after connecting to a VPN), firefox does not pick up the change and I have to manually go… (read more)

In Network settings, I have "Use system proxy settings" but when I change these (after connecting to a VPN), firefox does not pick up the change and I have to manually go to Network changes and switch to a different option and back for FF to pick up the new system proxy settings. Chrome picks up the changes automatically.

Is this a bug? Is there any faster way to achieve this? (For instance some addon that does this with a single click?)

Thank you!

Asked by jakubholy.net 21 hours ago

Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (read more)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 1 month ago

Last reply by dravafox 2 days ago

Setting autoscroll to lowest speed

Is there a better way (or add on) to make adjusting the autoscroll easier set to its lowest setting? I read many articles and need it to slowdown b/c it usually goes too… (read more)

Is there a better way (or add on) to make adjusting the autoscroll easier set to its lowest setting? I read many articles and need it to slowdown b/c it usually goes too fast for reading and is very difficult to set to that lowest speed, have you ever tried?

Asked by dean777777 3 days ago

LinkedIn profile pages cannot open

Hi there, we are running Firefox ESR 78.1.0 (64bit) on our company computers (Windows 10). When i try to open linkedin the startpage appears correctly but as far as i sea… (read more)

Hi there,

we are running Firefox ESR 78.1.0 (64bit) on our company computers (Windows 10). When i try to open linkedin the startpage appears correctly but as far as i search for a person i only get a blank page. I tried safe mode already, disabled local security protection, no addons are installed, no blocker, disabled hardware acceleration etc. Problem still exists. I also tried to open a linkedin profile within firefox 79 on a mac, same issue here.

Any held is much appreciated.

Best, Patrick

Asked by Patrick 3 days ago

hijacked

After a reboot of windows 7 some of my PC looked different then after a system restore everything looked fine except Firefox was back to its default. Tried swapping back … (read more)

After a reboot of windows 7 some of my PC looked different then after a system restore everything looked fine except Firefox was back to its default. Tried swapping back to a previous saved profile, also blank. Started trying to restore my settings off a synced profile on an unaffected computer BUT noticed in the general settings of the options folder at the very top it says 'Your Browser is being Managed by your organization' underlined as a link' witch leads to http://www.null.com/ (Calacom.com) I have been hacked & Hijacked HelpI want to manage my whole browser again

Asked by Gronk 3 days ago

recovering sessions

i was trying to fix css problems for a website so i cleared my history from only today i reopened firefox and all my tabs and session data is gone i made some attempts to… (read more)

i was trying to fix css problems for a website so i cleared my history from only today i reopened firefox and all my tabs and session data is gone i made some attempts to recover them but all the files id need are just gone no sessionstore.js no Recovery.js no Recovery.bak no Previous.js no upgrade.js

i didnt clear my entire history yet everything is gone why is this? is there anything else i can try?

Asked by rippinao 4 days ago

Colors on Firefox (MacBook Pro) are overly saturated compared to Chrome and Safari

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode … (read more)

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode = 1) and restarted Firefox, but the issue was not fixed. Please let me know how I can solve this.

Thanks, utkp

Asked by utkp 5 days ago

Menu Bar with a Unified Look Possible?

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7 Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would l… (read more)

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7

Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would look much better if the solid background were also transparent. Anyone have a .css or other solution?

Asked by click-click 6 days ago

Last reply by click-click 5 days ago

firefox dosen't play sound

on all websites, when I play a video/song, it is always muted, even if my volume is up. On chrome and safari, the same videos play sound, so its a problem with firefox … (read more)

on all websites, when I play a video/song, it is always muted, even if my volume is up. On chrome and safari, the same videos play sound, so its a problem with firefox

Asked by kevinyuan0522 6 days ago