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How is YouTube able to launch a pop-up window without a border?

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while t… (read more)

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while to realize that it's actually a pop-up window with no border, no file menu, no address bar! just a floating video with no border at all! Very creepy!

What is going on here? How can this be possible? Why is Firefox allowing this? Surely if sites are allowed to make windows pop up without borders, it represents a huge security risk? They could pretend to be anything - a message from Firefox, a Windows error message, anything at all. I am so concerned about this! I presume this is a new feature of Firefox and it needs to be stopped immediately!

Lately, Firefox seems to be giving more and more control over to web developers, and taking away more of the users' rights and security. It is worrying and I don't like where things are going. Why can't Firefox just concentrate on being a great browser instead of allowing developers to do new things?

Asked by MartyJames 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 23 hours ago

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Specific website crashes PC when using Firefox but not Chrome

Windows 7 Pro 64bit Athlon Phonom II X555 12GB DDR2 Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 motherboard with integrated graphics Firefox 79.0 64bit (updated from a previous version but I … (read more)

Windows 7 Pro 64bit Athlon Phonom II X555 12GB DDR2 Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 motherboard with integrated graphics Firefox 79.0 64bit (updated from a previous version but I did not make note of the previous version number)

Whenever I go to the login page at this site: https://community.ui.com/ using Firefox, my computer blue screens. Sometimes I will see the demo animation in on the right get all garbled and if I close FF quickly, no blue screen. Other times my whole screen just goes blank before I have a chance to do anything and then the blue screen. This does not happen with Chrome or Edge. These are 100% repeatable. ALWAYS with Firefox, NEVER with Chrome or Edge. Blue screen logs show errors related to atikmpag.sys (my graphics driver) and dxgkrnl.sys (DirectX). I checked for a graphics driver update; there was none. So I uninstalled and reinstalled using a fresh download from the motherboard manufacturer's website (using embedded graphics, no discreet GPU in this system). Did not solve the issue. I don't recall what version of Firefox I was using, but I updated to 79.0 and also tried ESR. No change. Ran Mozilla's recommended refresh procedure which removes extensions and resets settings. No change. Booted Windows into Safe Mode and the problem does NOT occur. When I booted back into normal mode, I uninstalled the graphics driver again and tried with default settings -- problem doesn't happen!

While this appears to be an issue with the graphics driver, it only happens in FF, so there seems to be an issue with the two interacting. The latest Firefox crash report listed in about:crashes is from November 2019, long before this issue was discovered. I assume that because the whole computer is crashing with a BSOD, FF doesn't register the crash.

Asked by kosmicken 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Javascript

How do I pause/halt/stop/freeze javascript on a webpage in Firefox? For example, this page. Using either console / keyboard shortcuts / extensions / plugins?

Asked by kie000 2 days ago

Answered by Amber 1 day ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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nasty cookie banner 3 of 3

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297217] end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one Of course I could … (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1297217]
end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 5 days ago

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nasty cookie banner

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297214] presented by the home page. In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks th… (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1297214]
presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 5 days ago

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nasty cookie banner

Bonjour ( from France ) I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome. These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to… (read more)

Bonjour ( from France )

I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome.

These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to refuse them, it's my choice!

I accept them occasionally when certain sites I visit ask me to

When I connect to my portal, Orange in this case, I always have this banner (see the print sceen attached) which appears each time either by opening my inbox on each of the messages, or by consulting different subjects presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Content of Walmart Grocery site erased when opens.

Firefox is blocking my Walmart Grocery site. Screen body is blank, all white. Site starts to open, then it is all erased. Only Firefox is doing this and it started r… (read more)

Firefox is blocking my Walmart Grocery site. Screen body is blank, all white. Site starts to open, then it is all erased. Only Firefox is doing this and it started recently. Walmart Grocery is essential to me as I am handicapped and need to order the food on-line. I have no installed extensions. No privacy blockers, so problem is coming from within Firefox recently.

Asked by sfolden 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Re Re Firefox opening a new browser/window

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locale… (read more)

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM

By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locales"? At the bottom of the Troubleshooting Information page, there is a section on that. The one you don't want is, I think the U.S. English build. Is the other one a different language/locale?

I did the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and renaming the Mozilla Firefox Folder. All that worked fine. The taskbar icon works.

But, I went out of order. I did the above before I saw your "by the way" message. I am again attaching jpegs from both troubleshooting pages on the Internationalization & Localization section If this is what you are referring to they are both the same.

So, if this is alright I will go back and redo the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and so on. Then delete C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and the desktop icon. Anything else that needs deleting?

Just for grins I am also attaching a jpeg of the Mozilla Firefox program from the Control Panel - Programs_Features page.

Think that's it.

Thanks again and again for all your help, Irv

Asked by irn89 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

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Firefox don't ask microphone and camera permission when in iFrame

Hello, When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!),… (read more)

Hello,

When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!), below is an example:

if you directly open https://meet.jit.si/test123 in firefox, the Firefox will ask microphone and camera permission from the user but if you open https://test.spacex.ml/ which put https://meet.jit.si/test123 in an iframe then FIrefox don't ask any permission and refuse user to use microphone and camera!

Please help, thanks!

Asked by gamingtips 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Blocked from Accessing the Wordpress Website

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back. "Did Not Connect: … (read more)

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back.

"Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to wordpress.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

wordpress.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Web sites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust wordpress.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

View Certificate"

Asked by justinpbrown 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Firefox opening a new browser/window

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar. This is how I open Firefox. It has Yahoo as my homepage, all my bookmarks and add-ons. I also have an icon on my desktop. When I ope… (read more)

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar. This is how I open Firefox. It has Yahoo as my homepage, all my bookmarks and add-ons.

I also have an icon on my desktop. When I open that it does not have Yahoo as my homepage, my bookmarks and the same the add-ons.

When I click a link in a word doc or something outside of the opened browser, from my taskbar, a new browser/window opens. It goes to the site fine, but again it goes to new browser/window.

In both the above instances you will see an extra Firefox icon in the taskbar. The one on the right is the new browser/window.

I also have attached pics of what is occurring with each of the icons.

So, what gives and how to fix it?

Thank you, Irv

Asked by irn89 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Why is Firefox advocating for censorship?

(See photo attached) I find it very disturbing that Mozilla is calling for active censorship on the Internet. I am against racism but it is my belief that everyone should… (read more)

(See photo attached) I find it very disturbing that Mozilla is calling for active censorship on the Internet. I am against racism but it is my belief that everyone should decide for themselves what their views are rather than being coerced into doing so.

Facebook also has a notoriously strict moderation team, so I don't know why your going after them to censor even more.

Asked by fijeved728 1 week ago

Last reply by Andrew 1 week ago

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Lost all my Bookmarks

Desperately needed help please. Just upgraded to latest version of Firefox v 78.0.2 (64 bit) and I've lost all my Bookmarks! All I can find in Bookmarks are the pages I … (read more)

Desperately needed help please.

Just upgraded to latest version of Firefox v 78.0.2 (64 bit) and I've lost all my Bookmarks!

All I can find in Bookmarks are the pages I seem to have looked at in this version of Firefox and nothing else. Work my way through various suggestions in the Help section but I still can't find my Bookmarks, I hate to say this but it looks like I've overwritten th bookmarksfile and somehow deleted everything, but I know I didn't consciously do this.

I'd be eternally grateful if anybody could help me with this problem please.

(Troubleshooting information doesn't seem to have worked.)

Thanks in advance.

Gary

Asked by Respectablegary 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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visited link color changes

Have Win 7 Pro, using FF 78.0.2. Searches and page displays are normal until I changed Visited Links color. After doing so, search results and other pages show each item … (read more)

Have Win 7 Pro, using FF 78.0.2. Searches and page displays are normal until I changed Visited Links color. After doing so, search results and other pages show each item in separate boxes. I can't get rid of the boxes unless I do a Refresh of FF. Then I get normal page displays., but I lose change to visited link color (as expected). I tried using Visitedlinkenabler – by Ulf3000 but got the same results. Any ideas on how to change visited link color without getting the boxes? I tried the add-on

Asked by oldman2 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago