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Questions about Firefox software for corporate approval

With security concerns on the rise, our company has required that all software installed on their systems go through an approval process. As part of that approval process… (read more)

With security concerns on the rise, our company has required that all software installed on their systems go through an approval process.

As part of that approval process, they want to know the following:

  • Is the software signed by a trusted third party?
  • Is the software downloaded from a US hosted facility?
  • Does the software perform call backs to the software maker?

Thank you!

Asked by mrmuffin10 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Andrew 2 weeks ago

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HI, Last two days I have face problem for calling facebook sharing window it is thirdparty call so pls allow call in firefox browser other browser it is working

I have give Facebook third-party call on client page but currently it is not working on Firefox it shows the "X-Frame-Options" issue please solve it.

Asked by mark27henry 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Why xul.dll contains string west-1.eb.amazonaws.com?

When looking into "c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll " of my Firefox installation there is a string " west-1.eb.amazonaws.com" (= Service in Amazon AWS). However I… (read more)

When looking into "c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll " of my Firefox installation there is a string " west-1.eb.amazonaws.com" (= Service in Amazon AWS). However I can't find it in Firefox sources.

Does anybody know why it is there?

Firefox version is 66.0.5. Xul.dll file version is 66.0.5.7066

Thanks.

Asked by hpnothp 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment?

Hello, I am a developer working on Red Hat Linux R5.10. Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment? The current version of Red Hat … (read more)

Hello, I am a developer working on Red Hat Linux R5.10.

Could you tell me the maximum supported version of Firefox in this OS environment? The current version of Red Hat Linux R5.10 is related to the following environment. gtk2, glib 2.0, pango 1.14

The latest version(66.0.3) of Firefox has requirements below

-GTK + 3.4 or higher
-GLib 2.22 or higher
-Pango 1.22 or higher

This OS does not meet all the requirements.

help please

Asked by namhun 1 year ago

Answered by Meskó Balázs 1 year ago

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How to configure Firefox so that it will load everything from cache after restart, in case I am offline?

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and dis… (read more)

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and displays fully loaded websites, even though I am offline.

Only when I try to access a not yet opened website or force reload of a website, it shall try to get things from the Internet and fail, since I am offline.

What settings are needed for this to work?

I usually start Firefox continuing my last session, so it feels like a huge waste to reload everything, mostly websites that do not change much anyway. It would be nice to have them display instantly, because everything is already on my local machine and on top be able to read all the websites I already loaded offline, since everything is cached.

Asked by ZelphirKaltstahl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to see synced content in another browser?

Hi all, I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.… (read more)

Hi all,

I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.

So, I will have to use either IE, Edge or Chrome. Ideally I would like an extension which I can use to connect one of these browsers (probably Chrome) to Firefox, but since that doesn't exist the next best thing is to be able to manually "sync" things.

First, how do I view the synced content for my Firefox Account in a web page? Is there a way to access it from https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

Second, how to I add things to this?

Mainly I am interested in syncing tabs. Browser history would also be useful but I can see how this could be very difficult. Bookmarks would be an alternative method of syncing history.

Thanks :)

Asked by madbilly 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

Answered by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

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Determine version of Firefox last used by a profile backup

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) prof… (read more)

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) profile in the compressed archive filename (e.g., userinfo-firefox-56.0_date). I also make a semi-regular sync backup of the currently used profile. So far, so good.

My currently synced backup, which has not been compressed and archived, is about a month old. (I did say semi-regular.) I would like to compress and archive it before syncing, but I am no longer sure of the exact version of Firefox it used. I usually run updates when released, and can suppose Firefox 65.x, but what if I would like to be more exact? After running a search of files containing "version" in the main profile, I came across a file named compatibility.ini, which resides in the root directory. The contents are as follows:

[Compatibility] LastVersion=65.0.1_20190211233335/20190211233335 LastOSABI=WINNT_x86_64-msvc LastPlatformDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox LastAppDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser

Is this a reliable way to detect the last version of Firefox used by the profile?

Asked by michapma 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Offline Sync

Hey there, is it possible to Sync Bookmarks without Internet? For example, in a Windows-Based Domain-Network? I have a Domain-Server an medium amount of clients, who need… (read more)

Hey there,

is it possible to Sync Bookmarks without Internet? For example, in a Windows-Based Domain-Network? I have a Domain-Server an medium amount of clients, who needs a browser to access some Browser-Based Systems via IP-Adress. This systems change eventually and I am looking for a way, to make the life for the client more easy.

thx in advance and best regards

Asked by blaze4k 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Considerations when upgrading from V41 or V43

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don'… (read more)

Long time user (15-20 yrs?), I have been avoiding the "next" upgrade for several years for various reasons (hate change, fave add-ons go away, hate change, not broke-don't fix, hate change...). But I am now running into a few websites that won't permit this browser, so it may be time to move on. With heavy adblocking and tracker-blocking and my benign web browsing habits, I've not been concerned about security (never had a virus in 20 years - knock wood). It's just full functionality and slowness at this point. At this point, I see even my Classic Theme Restorer is no longer available, so I'll just have to bite the bullet on aesthetics and deal with a modern browser. However, a couple of things are unclear:

1. does 20 years of bookmark history (and remembered history) affect memory footprint. I only refer to existing bookmarks occasionally these days and may consider a full purge. Partial purge would probably be too time-consuming. Maybe even a full profile purge might be worthwhile for a true clean slate. Maybe FF has come a long way and old extensions and settings won't be necessary. I also have several about: settings that I may (or may not?) miss.

2. Are automatic updates unavoidable in newer versions? I read about "manual" but it sounded temporary.

3. The permissions on many potential add-ons I've looked at are quite unnerving... e.g many of them require full access to ALL my data (usernames and passwords!!!) and I know the function has no need for such. Who has time to investigate these fully for safety? Is there any anti-malware vetting required for add-ons to be available?

4. I know newer is generally faster, but FF has a history of growing and slowing down after upgrades. My hardware isn't getting any newer (although its more than ample for my current needs), but software tends to be developed on latest and greatest hardware. How does latest FF compare to circa V41 in memory usage?


In any case, I thought I would give the latest vesion a whirl on my old Vista laptop (which is currently at V43) and check it out before plunging in on my W7 work PC or home PC. Any answers or insight into such a big jump are much appreciated.

Asked by Wendy444 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Forced updates is absolutely lame

Background: Was forced to upgrade to version 65 which broke the tabs on bottom setting. Tried to install a ESR version but it kept crashing. Went back to version 64 whi… (read more)

Background:

Was forced to upgrade to version 65 which broke the tabs on bottom setting. Tried to install a ESR version but it kept crashing. Went back to version 64 which was immediately forced to upgrade to the broken version again (which I didn't allow).

The problem is this. The people who have implemented this forced upgrade feature are probably using Windows 10 (forced updating) and are used to being treated like second class citizens by Microsoft. Forced upgrading is completely inappropriate. I've used browsers since Netscape, all of the Firefox versions, rarely use any other browser. Never had a problem except with your forced updates.

Lucky for me I found the registry fix for admins to disable updates. Reasonably inconvenient but a hell of a lot better than putting up with forced updates that break the browser.

Question:

How about bringing back the choice to upgrade. How about, at least giving two reminders to upgrade and then disabling the messaging. This messaging is extremely disrespectful - i.e. we are going to keep on annoying you until you upgrade (to a broken system).

Asked by NormmroN 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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I've been using Firefox for years... but don't have password? Have never had a password.

I don't know if I'm a member of Firefox or not... Been using it for years but have never had a Password. While here...do not understand the article from Healthgrades -- l… (read more)

I don't know if I'm a member of Firefox or not... Been using it for years but have never had a Password.

While here...do not understand the article from Healthgrades -- ll about COPD looks like advertising to me.

Asked by wait4ME 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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differnces in Mozilla docu and my brower

Hi, this is my second post for today and again it concerns the Web-Console. The first screenshot is taken from the official Mozilla doku (doku_ff.jpg) and the second is w… (read more)

Hi,

this is my second post for today and again it concerns the Web-Console. The first screenshot is taken from the official Mozilla doku (doku_ff.jpg) and the second is what I see whwn opening the console on my page.

Contrary to the official docu the console does not show the concerned lines of the javascript errors - only the number it happens. ( line two screenshot - underlined red).

How can I find out what lines are concerned?

Very glad for help and wishing the best for the coming new year.

Asked by APJau3Rr 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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what is sync

Well, I've been doing Firefox sync for a long time, and it seems to work pretty well. But I'm a little confused. What EXACTLY is going on? Note: I do NOT want to know how… (read more)

Well, I've been doing Firefox sync for a long time, and it seems to work pretty well. But I'm a little confused. What EXACTLY is going on? Note: I do NOT want to know how to set up sync. I know that.

First question. When sync is automatic, when exactly does it do it? I pull down and do "Open menu" with the three bars, and then hover over the sync arrows-in-the round. It might say "Last sync: 5 minutes ago", and it might say "Last sync: 5 seconds ago". Nothing happened on my Firefox five seconds ago or five minutes ago. So who told it to sync? What determines when it is supposed to sync? I presume Firefox automatically does a sync if you change a bookmark or password.

Second question. What exactly is a sync? I gather that if the sync file (containing bookmarks and everything) in the cloud is younger than the local sync file, the local sync file will be replaced by the one in the cloud. If the sync file in the cloud is older than the local sync file, that sync file in the cloud is replaced by the local one. Is that what's going on? That is, it's all about the time stamp? Do not tell me "Sync lets you share all of your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) across all your devices." I know that.

Third question. Let's suppose I want sync to ONLY be manual. As in, it will ONLY sync when I do Tools>Sync Now. How do I set it up for that?

Asked by danll 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Delete default dictionary

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1229834] How i can DELETE this default dictionary so i have ONLY ONE dictionary and choose this AUTOMATICALLY by the… (read more)

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How i can DELETE this default dictionary so i have ONLY ONE dictionary and choose this AUTOMATICALLY by the firefox at every page i go.

Because now even i choose the second dictionary(English - Greek) i have installed when i restart the firefox must choose again that second dictionary.

So please help me to COMPLETELY DELETE the default only Greek dictionary from the firefox 63.

A LOT OF THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

Asked by Gregory 1 year ago

Last reply by Gregory 1 year ago

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Chrome saved password in plain text while firefox saved password in my encrypted password string

Browser Chrome password saved in plain text while Firefox and safari stored password in encrypted which I have done using CryptoJS In Chrome browser save password stored … (read more)

Browser Chrome password saved in plain text while Firefox and safari stored password in encrypted which I have done using CryptoJS

In Chrome browser save password stored in plain text while Firefox and safari stored password in my encrypted which converted using CryptoJS before submitting the form.

Username,Password and Client key are convert into MD5 and SHA1 using CryptoJS and concatenate all those strings and assign to password field and then submit the form when I do login in Chrome that time save password prompt show original password(plain text) while I login in Firefox that time save password prompt show as converted string in password field instead of plain text password.

I want to store password in plain text instead of converted string in sha1 and md5.

Can you please help here how I can fix this issue.

Asked by it.smarty.expert 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to customize privacy protection with add-ons?

Dear Firefox, It's the first time I am using FireFox! Seriously. For long years I've been an avid Opera and then Vivaldi fan, unfortunately, recently Vivaldi started to b… (read more)

Dear Firefox,

It's the first time I am using FireFox! Seriously. For long years I've been an avid Opera and then Vivaldi fan, unfortunately, recently Vivaldi started to become even less compatible with many sites, and I personally started to think more about security and privacy in the Web. I've found that many tech sites recommend using new FireFox as it is as fast as is configurable with its add-ons. That said, I've found this list of 13 add-ons that would help secure my privacy:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections/mozilla/privacy-matters/

Unfortunately, I am no IT wizard, but a simple user, and I cannot tell if I should istall all 13 of them? Or maybe the overlap in some usages? And futhermore, should I add an addblocker to it?

I would appreciate all the info and help you guys provide :) Thank you in advance.

Marcin

Asked by kmieciu86 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Question about cookies in private mode

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are s… (read more)

I have a free account on Pornhub, so when i log in it loads my recommitted videos, now when I don't log in it still seems to load my recommitted videos and yes they are same type as if I log in the account. How is this possible? I thought cookies are not saved in private mode?

Asked by Wh0Dat 1 year ago

Answered by Malvineous 1 year ago