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Can the social share button use separate cookies for s/m sites?

I like the idea of the built-in share buttons, but I was dismayed to learn that they share cookies[1] with the main browser pages. I consider the share buttons that are o… (read more)

I like the idea of the built-in share buttons, but I was dismayed to learn that they share cookies[1] with the main browser pages.

I consider the share buttons that are on pretty much all websites a privacy drain because they send data on the page you're visiting to the social network whether or not you choose to share it. So I ensure I'm not logged in while browsing normally, and only log in when I want to share something.

If the firefox share services used separate cookies (I guess like private browsing must), then it would be a really handy feature.

1: https://blog.mozilla.org/privacy/2012/10/22/being-social-with-privacy-in-mind/

Asked by shinyblue 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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FFHello suggestions

FFHello button really would be more user friendly if - The OFF/ON icons used a larger red line ( a little thicker than i added)(see attachment) I'm hopping user profiles … (read more)

FFHello button really would be more user friendly if -

The OFF/ON icons used a larger red line ( a little thicker than i added)(see attachment)

I'm hopping user profiles that include a user name and profile picture are in the works for FFHello ?

I also mentioned the inability to select my video and sound source for FFHello chat, as is i can only allow or disallow video and sound.

Asked by TinSoldier_o0o 6 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 6 years ago

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Mozillia has become almost impossible to use due to its applied security updates.

Without warning or notice, Firefox makes security "improvements" that disable relied on add-ons and extensions. Then the puxxle must be solved in the most inconvenient ti… (read more)

Without warning or notice, Firefox makes security "improvements" that disable relied on add-ons and extensions. Then the puxxle must be solved in the most inconvenient time and manner.

I previously was a supporter and user of Firefox. Since it has started to act like a Microsoft product, which I left to use Firefox, I seem to have no alternative but to search for a new and dependable Broswer that is not dictatorial in its habits.

Asked by Robert A Creed 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Where can i make a comment about Firefox

I am a simple old dinosaur who has been using FF years. It has been gradually getting more complicated and irrelevant (at least to me) and over the last 6 months or so i… (read more)

I am a simple old dinosaur who has been using FF years. It has been gradually getting more complicated and irrelevant (at least to me) and over the last 6 months or so it became more and more troublesome with hanging, excessive buffering, slower and slower responses, crashing both itself and my computer. I have searched every forum, tried every fix and nothing works. As if a simple old dinosaur like would have a clue, but, if you were to ask me, i'd tell you that FF and Adobe Flash/Shockwave are not good friends and neither party seems to want own up to it. This morning my system was running like it was on one spark plug and FF's performance was reminiscent of the old dial-up days. Finally dumped it and went to Chrome (my loyalty credits were all gone). I'm sitting in my office with my computer, doing my accounts, playing 60's music on You Tube, my bookie's website is open, both my emails are open and everything is running at lightening speed. I had forgotten how good life could be. My question is, have i done the wrong thing?

Asked by freeatlast2 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Problem with firefox browser that should be fixed in the next patches

Hello firefox team, I have two screens on my desktop. When Firefox browser is reaching is full capacity of tabs, I find it very hard to move the browser from screen to sc… (read more)

Hello firefox team, I have two screens on my desktop. When Firefox browser is reaching is full capacity of tabs, I find it very hard to move the browser from screen to screen, could you please make the tabs at the top a little bit lower so you could drag the window itself? , this is why I'm not using firefox some times.

Asked by dersuss 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why doesn't Mozilla caption its promotional videos and ads?

I open your browser and see a video about 'hands' and how important they are. But, no captions for the Deaf? No way for a person who cannot hear to understand this video.… (read more)

I open your browser and see a video about 'hands' and how important they are. But, no captions for the Deaf? No way for a person who cannot hear to understand this video. Hands are important, they are a means to communication for the Deaf, the basis of a language. Your video is not compliant with ADA law, and as much as I love Mozilla I am bummed out that you aren't able to spend a few moments captioning your video so that 17 million Americans who are Deaf and hard of hearing might understand.

Thank you.

Asked by daerice 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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feedback

Dear Mozilla, Just wanted to give my thoughts on a video you made. I am referring to the video with the people walking around with the 'text bubbles' above their head - i… (read more)

Dear Mozilla,

Just wanted to give my thoughts on a video you made.

I am referring to the video with the people walking around with the 'text bubbles' above their head - it's about privacy.

2 key points to start with

1. The video is well made, funny, professional, good flow, good quality 2. I'd like to offer some food for thought

The tag is #YOUBEYOU

Which I like.

however some of the points don't work in this contect. For example, the contruction worker wants to hide the fact he's bought Justin Beiber tickets - then that's a form of guilt / shame - that's not 'You being You'.

It's important that whilst we reinforce privacy, we don't crumble into shameful, non communicative humans that hide away our true selves.

Each scene you had in the video, whilst highlighting privacy, also fails to address the core issue:


1. No baby – this is social values and cultural issues. I personally live between the UK and China so I know everything about parents giving their children pressure to get married. I also know that whilst this is tradition, in this modern age in China it's not how young modern women think. Women still struggle here to compete as equals with men, and the added pressure from parents makes it doubley hard. I met one girl who was literally shaking in tears as she had to go to her home town to her traditional family who would give her the silent treatment and scowl at her for not even having a boyfriend.

2. Blue poop – health information should not be embarrassing and be open. This begs the question: if we were as a society with strong moral values and discipline and a healthy mind balance - then we should not be ashamed of anything being public knowledge. I appreciate if someone has genital warts then they don't want this as public knowledge, but then we also need to address (in that particular case) our society towards sex education, censorship of sex in media etc - is this about privacy or about the fact that as a world we are not open enough because we're all a bunch of depressed perverts? (lol)

3. Justin Beiber – society judging people. Why be ashamed of buying Justin Beiber tickets? Someone would call this guy a 'fag'? 'Oh you fag, you're listening to Justin Beiber' - so we let people be private so they can enjoy their guilty pleasures? Isn't true happiness about sharing?

4. Job satisfaction – better employers and internal happiness. Hapiness comes from the person, not from their job, their boss, their environment. What happened to this woman's life that she doesn't have the confidence to get the job that's right for her? Was it her education? Did kids call her fat at school? Instead of addressing the core issues, she wants to hide away in her own privacy... and to be honest, if you don't like your job - search for a new one at home on the evening or weekend - not whilst you're actually working in the job. final point is that she chose this job also, she accepted the terms and she signed the contract - people should take ownership. (once again, these points aren't about 'poo pooing' the video, they're just points for reflection)

5. Worlds best boss – that needs to be earnt. If he wants that mug, then he needs to earn it. He's got staff outside who are unsatisfied, but alls he's doing is messaging about getting his mug. Instead of being open and doing this the hard (but significantly more rewarding way) - he's hiding away and taking the short term easy route of just buying the mug!

  1. youbeyou – this contradicts the above points made.

you can read these points and think;

1. Don't do anything, who cares 2. feel annoyed that some random person is bringing up lots of bad points that are totally missing the point 3. Take these points constructively and positively (as they are intended) and see this as working progress

Why do I care to spend my valuable time to do this?

I admire and respect what you are doing a lot, and I know the time and effort it takes to pioneer things like this. So I wanted to add some points for reflection.

Conclusion

I feel privacy is a double edged sword, whilst it frees us from judgement in a predominantly sick society, it restricts us from addressing core issues that prolong our sickness.

Now this is a big debate, which is best done over a beer - but the world is sick, it's oppressed by corrupt laws, negative media, incomplete education, poor social standards, poor role models for children (Mylie Cyrus!!!)

Privacy is essential, but that's just half the battle.

Best,

Max

My email is max@xxxxxxxx.cn


moderator obfuscated the email address to hide it from spyders and protect your privacy

Asked by maxwell84 5 years ago

Answered by John99 5 years ago

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No problem at this time. Just wanted to say thanks for Firefox v.44, as I can see that you have fixed the Adobe Flash issue!!!

Hi, there, just wanted to thank Mozilla for FF v.44. With v.43, Adobe Flash was pretty terrible. But, I just found out you have v. 44, decided to try it, and, now it w… (read more)

Hi, there, just wanted to thank Mozilla for FF v.44. With v.43, Adobe Flash was pretty terrible. But, I just found out you have v. 44, decided to try it, and, now it works like a charm!!

Don't know how come it was not working in 43, and it seems like a lot of people were having issues, but, hey, GOOD JOB, Mozilla!!!

I simply LOVE Firefox, so, thank you for this. Am able to be up to date now, esp. when it comes to security issues!!!

Sincerely, balscarlet

Asked by balscarlet 5 years ago

Last reply by balscarlet 5 years ago

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I want to find a bookmark and locate its place in the bookmark list

To better organize my bookmarks, I sometimes want to search them. But when I search, the result is not shown in context, so I can move it. Suggestion: in bookmarks side b… (read more)

To better organize my bookmarks, I sometimes want to search them.

But when I search, the result is not shown in context, so I can move it.

Suggestion: in bookmarks side bar, after searching (and finding) a bookmark, going back selects item in bookmarks list.

Asked by ahnkle 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox Commad Line Option Suggeston

Looking at the list of Firefox command line arguments I think there is one option missing. I would like to see an argument "-bookmarks" added. EXAMPLE: Using "firefox.exe… (read more)

Looking at the list of Firefox command line arguments I think there is one option missing.

I would like to see an argument "-bookmarks" added.

EXAMPLE: Using "firefox.exe -bookmarks" would open the Bookmarks Menu directly.

USES: Add a link to Windows Favorites using the above command-line would take you directly to Firefox's Bookmarks.

Asked by Tecknomage 5 years ago

Last reply by Tecknomage 5 years ago

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How do I get help if Firefox will NOT connect to the internet? They need a customer service phone number!

I was online with a good strong signal. Firefox would not connect to the internet regardless of what address I tried so I had no way to contact them to ask for help; th… (read more)

I was online with a good strong signal. Firefox would not connect to the internet regardless of what address I tried so I had no way to contact them to ask for help; thus my about comment that Mozilla Firefox needs a customer service phone number. Finally as a last resort on the advice of my broadband provider, I typed in support.mozilla.org and my problem was solved.

I still think they should provide a toll-free customer service telephone number !

Asked by bigdog1 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why is there no signup page? Its very odd. And not conventional.

Maybe somebody has a valid reason for this. It wastes thousands of hours of time for your readers trying to hunt down something that isn't there. Instead you could put … (read more)

Maybe somebody has a valid reason for this. It wastes thousands of hours of time for your readers trying to hunt down something that isn't there. Instead you could put (no account necessary) beside "Ask a Question". Try to think like a user.

Asked by moz2u 5 years ago

Last reply by moz2u 5 years ago

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I want to save a web page as PDF,but can't find the same "options" and easyness that i found in google chrome.

Actually in chrome when i want to save a webpage in PDF / print a file i go for ctrl+p then it automatically previews it with many options such as paper size/standard and… (read more)

Actually in chrome when i want to save a webpage in PDF / print a file i go for ctrl+p then it automatically previews it with many options such as paper size/standard and more.. which makes it very EASY and time saving which i could not find in firefox. At

first i used chrome but later shifted to Firefox due to Privacy.... I thought installing PDF software made it disapper but later found that Firefox lacks the option. 

Suggestion : Please provide more options and make it ease of access in the print section of Firefox, also the print preview shows the options such as landscape/portrait... in top side it will be much easier if it is to the left/right side.

Asked by vicky_1 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I have a few sugestions for firefox

Hi I import a pdf file in firefox but has problem in selection text exactly (for example the word "groups" ) likewise color selection isn't beauty . the color is violet… (read more)

Hi

I import a pdf file in firefox but has problem in selection text exactly (for example the word "groups" )

likewise color selection isn't beauty . the color is violet " rgb (204,204,255)"

the color should be  :

rgb(51,153,154)     or   rgb(153,193,218)

.................................

background color (border color) isn't good (parts of red) it is "rgb(63,63,63)"

it should be "rgb(86,86,86)

Thanks

Asked by rinas 5 years ago

Last reply by Moses 5 years ago

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The default language in address bar is English. Please add an option for "disable the default language to English"

The default language in address bar is English. So, when I need to search for Chinese characters, it will by default only allows me to input English, even my input metho… (read more)

The default language in address bar is English.

So, when I need to search for Chinese characters, it will by default only allows me to input English, even my input method is for Chinese already, it will just switch it to input English only.

It is annoying. Please add an option for "disable the default language to English" or just use the input method that the user is using as the language for search at address bar.

config: Windows 7 64bit, Firefox 47.0.1

Asked by TimTTH 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Used to be user friendly (it was minimal, flexible, and user-friendly for ACTUAL USERS!) when'd you start pandering to the CONSUMER CATTLE and why?

Holy @#$*! I intended to make (somewhat)useful, direct contact with actual developers! Expected at least a direct submission to "technical support (ha!)" after jumping … (read more)

Holy @#$*! I intended to make (somewhat)useful, direct contact with actual developers! Expected at least a direct submission to "technical support (ha!)" after jumping all these hoops, but a $%#@#$ SUPPORT FORUM!!! I just joined your $%#@sucking COMMUNITY???

I don't want "volunteers", who I guarantee are definitely NOT "users like me"! I want interested, serious, skilled developers from any and every related tech sector; creating the decisive, open-source, client-side web application! Selling-out... it doesn't get any better than this.

(like I'm much better-I'll never bother checking to see if I get any response)

Asked by annsanity 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Restore previous session after updating Firefox

Hi, I love Firefox. Until the day a new version is released. I download the new version and faithfully decide to restart both Windows and Firefox. Only to slap myself a s… (read more)

Hi, I love Firefox. Until the day a new version is released. I download the new version and faithfully decide to restart both Windows and Firefox. Only to slap myself a second later for not BACKING UP MY TABS, crossing fingers and crying while restarting Firefox TELLING MYSELF that "No, Jo, THIS TIME they have had fixed it and all the tabs will STILL BE THERE, Firefox employs some intelligent coders, YOUR TABS AND HISTORY ARE SAFE, Jo!

but no :'(

This happens... EVERY time. Can you add a few lines of code to prompt me to save the current session BEFORE restarting the browser post-update??? Please? I beg you?

(

Thanks, Jo

Asked by Johanna3D 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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I completely removed Firefox and deleted all folders. After installing Firefox fresh, Firefox sees that it was previously installed??

I completely removed Firefox and deleted all folders. After installing Firefox fresh, Firefox sees that it was previously installed?? "Looks like you've reinstalled Firef… (read more)

I completely removed Firefox and deleted all folders. After installing Firefox fresh, Firefox sees that it was previously installed?? "Looks like you've reinstalled Firefox. Want us to clean it up for a fresh, like-new experience?"

I uninstalled Firefox (supposedly) "completely" using the guide here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer

Why does the new install Firefox recognize that it was previously installed? Uninstall tool needs to uninstall Firefox COMPLETELY. Since it lies, can someone help tell me what is the appropriate steps for COMPLETE removal?

Asked by R0tten 4 years ago

Answered by R0tten 4 years ago