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Unable to open a private browsing window on my main Ubuntu OS, though I had no issues before. My Ubuntu virtual machine is still able to. How can I fix this?

Using Ubuntu 18.04.1 on both my main device and on a virtual machine. The Private Browsing Window feature previously worked on my main device and is currently working on … (read more)

Using Ubuntu 18.04.1 on both my main device and on a virtual machine. The Private Browsing Window feature previously worked on my main device and is currently working on my virtual machine. I am able to select the feature on both OS, but on the main device (or OS on the physical device) a normal browsing window opens instead of a private browsing window. IPv6 is turned off and using a VPN. Any assistance is appreciated.

Asked by inhale 1 year ago

Answered by inhale 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

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I reinstalled Firefox, following the advice found on this support page, but have lost everything. Can anyone help me recover what I lost?

After the most recent Firefox updates, I wasn't able to load Facebook anymore, so I looked up whether I could reinstall Firefox without losing all my bookmarks and settin… (read more)

After the most recent Firefox updates, I wasn't able to load Facebook anymore, so I looked up whether I could reinstall Firefox without losing all my bookmarks and settings. I followed the advice given on this support page by renaming the folder "OldFirefox" and then reinstalling Firefox, but everything has been lost (or at least seems to be). What I don't understand is when I right click over the new Firefox icon (after the reinstall) and look at the properties, instead of pointing to the folder ...Mozilla/Firefox.exe, it's pointing to ....OldFirefox/Firefox.exe. It's as if the install didn't create a new Mozilla folder in the directory, even though it was supposed to during the install. Is there a way to get back what I lost? I feel like I'm going to throw up right now. I had an enormous amount of things bookmarked and saved. Thanks for any help.

Asked by Ana R Hubbard 8 months ago

Last reply by Ana R Hubbard 8 months ago

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nytimes detecting Private Mode

I updated to Firefox 66 on Linux yesterday. I don't know if it's the browser version, but I noticed that nytimes.com started picking up that I'm browsing the site in priv… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 66 on Linux yesterday. I don't know if it's the browser version, but I noticed that nytimes.com started picking up that I'm browsing the site in private mode.

Interestingly, this is something that used to happen on my Chrome book when I used private mode, but this on Firefox, this is a first for me. It may well be that nytimes changed their code to do this, but I wonder upgrade to FF 66 contributed to this.

In any case, I wonder how a site can pick up if the user is browsing in private mode.

Asked by Jeenu 1 year ago

Last reply by Jeenu 1 year ago

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Memory leak in Private mode

Hello, I'm here more to report a bug than to ask a question, but I couldn't get myself to work with Bugzilla, it asks too many things. So you know how sometimes you open … (read more)

Hello, I'm here more to report a bug than to ask a question, but I couldn't get myself to work with Bugzilla, it asks too many things.

So you know how sometimes you open a bunch of tabs in "Private Browsing" just so you have a separate window to close everything at once when it's not needed anymore, well usually in the case of Chrome and Edge, it clears the ram that window was using, instantly no problem... Firefox doesn't really do that and I find it quite worrying if you call it "Private browsing", in fact, closing tabs doesn't really seem to close them at all!

In chrome, when you close 10 tabs you see the ram usage dropping quite clearly, with Firefox it just stays there and it's even worse when I close the whole private window and because I have a normal Firefox window still open, it doesn't clear any ram!

Yesterday I had windows explorer crash because of this and it closed word while I was working on it, go to task manager and Firefox is using 5GB of ram with 5 tabs open... Every damn day I use lots of tabs I have to close Firefox completely and open it again with the same goddamn saved tabs to clear 3gb of memory or more!

Really I want to like this browser, but first of all, this must be a horrible programming practice and second I doubt this is safe at all, keeping closed tabs for hours in memory waiting for the program to close can't be safe, it just can't!

How to reproduce this memory leak? Have Firefox with a normal window open, then open another normal or private browsing window, open a bunch of tabs there, watch memory usage rise, then close that window and watch it not drop at all. Way around it? Close Firefox and re-open. Could it be an add-on bug? Maybe, you tell me if it works with you, but it would still mean there's a bug with Firefox itself.

Really simple, I have no idea why this is a thing, isn't it supposed to have a separate process that clears memory when you close it? I have my doubts it's working like that.

Asked by TheFPSPower 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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Firefox incognito tabs are not responding, what to do?

I have a bunch of incognito tabs opened up, but I can’t do anything with them. I can’t scroll through tabs from left to right, I can’t drag them out of the window, I can’… (read more)

I have a bunch of incognito tabs opened up, but I can’t do anything with them. I can’t scroll through tabs from left to right, I can’t drag them out of the window, I can’t add them to my bookmarks, I can’t refresh them. When I hover the mouse cursor over one of these tabs, it’ll show the name of a website/tab that I already closed before this problem occured. The thing is, I can click the bookmark button, the refresh button and the ‘close tab’ button, and the buttons will become darker as if it they’re working, but instead of it actually following up with the action, a small white rectangle shows up next to my mouse cursor.

I don’t know what to do and I don’t want to lose these tabs. Does anyone know what I can do to get them to respond to my actions?

Asked by StorpTrooper 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox storing cookies and site data even in private mode. How do I stop this?

After the latest update Firefox stores cookies and site data even in always private and the content blocking set to custom with everything set it the highest settings. Ex… (read more)

After the latest update Firefox stores cookies and site data even in always private and the content blocking set to custom with everything set it the highest settings. Example i can check my email at outlook com then sign out click forget, then close the browser. then open it and it loads my email account without signing in. The only way it can do that is, the browser is storing cookies and site data. the only way to prevent it from doing this is to do everything i described then open the privacy settings and clear cookies, and site data and clear history, two times. Firefox like this is the most unsecured browser. it was a lot better before all these changes. It was a good idea, but it's caused a lot of troubles with security issues for me.

Asked by Mr. Bobcat 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I want to "save login's and passwords" but it's greyed so I can't check the box.

I tried changing several things but it is still grey. Before updating yesterday "remember password---" was available and I was using it with no problem. Please tell me ho… (read more)

I tried changing several things but it is still grey. Before updating yesterday "remember password---" was available and I was using it with no problem. Please tell me how can I turn it on?

Asked by titoto 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Is this punishment for doing an update?

After doing an update it would have been nice to receive a notification to let me know that I should restart the browser but instead I am being prevented from opening a l… (read more)

After doing an update it would have been nice to receive a notification to let me know that I should restart the browser but instead I am being prevented from opening a link in a new tab just because I have updated the browser among other things in the background. This is will only serve to discourage me from doing an update while I'm using the browser. Now it says that I could have restored the session but as you tell by the little purple mask in the top right corner of the image I've uploaded- I was using the browser in Private-mode so that won't happen and I will get a "Firefox is having trouble restoring your tabs" message if I did a reboot. I had typed whole bunch of stuff in one tab and I had ended up loosing that because I couldn't open a link in a new tab (using Ctrl+left-Click). Now even if a person isn't in Private-mode there are still plenty of reasons for not doing a reboot right after an update like it's possible that a person has to wait for internet access forcing a reboot like this will only make people curse the developers. In my case obviously I was in a private session and I wanted to finish working on something before doing a reboot and in the mean time I should be able to use the browser normally like would be able to use it if I hadn't done an update. In short people shouldn't be prevented from opening a link in new tab just because they've updated the browser. That should go without saying.

Just to mess with the user there's a nice little cartoon on the left with an unplugged extension cord.

Asked by faax 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Navigation privée dégradée.

Bonjour, Le masque violet de navigation privée a disparu de la barre des titres et le bouton "Principes de fonctionnement est inactif". Une réparation de Firefox rétablit… (read more)

Bonjour, Le masque violet de navigation privée a disparu de la barre des titres et le bouton "Principes de fonctionnement est inactif". Une réparation de Firefox rétablit le tout, mais ça recommence aussitôt . Firefox ver.63 Cordialement. Lousalan

Asked by Lousalan 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Modal works in Firefox but not in private window

Hi, I have an issue where a modal works in regular Firefox, but not when private mode is used. And, there is no "Allow/Block pop-ups for this site" information bar in Fir… (read more)

Hi,

I have an issue where a modal works in regular Firefox, but not when private mode is used. And, there is no "Allow/Block pop-ups for this site" information bar in Firefox's private browsing when the issue occurs - nor was that setting previously disabled.

I'm running Firefox version 62.0. It says it's up-to-date. I cleared browser cache and the issue still occurs.

Steps to replicate: 1. Open regular Firefox 2. Go to https://flexithemes.com/ and click on any theme. 3. Under the image, click the download button and the modal appears. 4. Open a new private window in Firefox 5. Repeat #2 6. Under the image, click the download button and no modal appears. Instead, a # is added to the end of the URL.

Is this a bug or a feature? If a feature, is there a way to get the "Allow/Block pop-ups for this site" information bar in Firefox's private browsing when the issue occurs?

If it's a bug in Firefox, where should I report it? And are there any workarounds until it's fixed?

Thanks!

Asked by FlexiThemes 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Private browsing lost after refreshing Firefox due to slow performance.

Refreshed Firefox on my computer after getting a message that it was performing slowly. Now I am unable to open private browsing. If I type in about:privatebrowsing then… (read more)

Refreshed Firefox on my computer after getting a message that it was performing slowly. Now I am unable to open private browsing.

If I type in about:privatebrowsing then I get the private browsing screen however if I type anything in to that screen to search for it reverts to normal browsing.

I’m a silver surfer so not the most technically minded but does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get private browsing back. Have used Firefox for quite a long time with no issues before this so don’t really want to change to a different browser.

Can confirm using Windows 7.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Asked by PDunn66 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to stop privacy window from opening by default

I am curious as to why every tab that is opened is a Private tab? I use this for work and the firewall does not like it at all and I can not find out how to swap it back … (read more)

I am curious as to why every tab that is opened is a Private tab? I use this for work and the firewall does not like it at all and I can not find out how to swap it back to normal windows.

Asked by wnelms 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Multi-Account Containers Not Working

I can't seem to get the firefox multi-account containers add-on to work. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times and closing a re-opening the browser. I'v… (read more)

I can't seem to get the firefox multi-account containers add-on to work. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times and closing a re-opening the browser. I've tried disabling all other add-ons in case they were interfering and, as far as I know, I have the most recent version of the browser. It shows it installing and then nothing happens and the container symbol doesn't show up. What's going wrong?

Asked by HicHic 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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turn off private browsing for a tab

I would like to turn off private browsing for one tab or for one instance of firefox without turning it off all the time. Washington Post will not allow me to see conten… (read more)

I would like to turn off private browsing for one tab or for one instance of firefox without turning it off all the time. Washington Post will not allow me to see content without subscription in private mode.

Asked by twowheels2go 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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How to disable the built-in AD BLOCK

I want to get an electronic promotion. The built-in ADBLOCK does not give it. There's even "next" is not pressed! He says " this is advertising. It's locked. " how do you… (read more)

I want to get an electronic promotion. The built-in ADBLOCK does not give it. There's even "next" is not pressed! He says " this is advertising. It's locked. " how do you turn this thing off? I Use " Yandex"

Asked by Delorenzy 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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Does the Private Browsing block Google Analytics website use tracking features? If so, how can GA counting be accepted?

I am trying to test my website usage counting with Google Analytics. I use Firefox 99% of the time. Someone has suggested that Firefox may be blocking my attempts. I have… (read more)

I am trying to test my website usage counting with Google Analytics. I use Firefox 99% of the time. Someone has suggested that Firefox may be blocking my attempts. I have noticed a shield emblem in the URL window, but not realized its meaning.

Asked by anderci 1 year ago

Last reply by anderci 1 year ago