The background colour for some parts of the webpages has changed making it hard to read.

I know and admit I stuffed up. One day a long time ago I was prompted for my master password. When I clicked in that area/field a requester popped up asking me to pick a … (read more)

I know and admit I stuffed up.

One day a long time ago I was prompted for my master password.

When I clicked in that area/field a requester popped up asking me to pick a colour. Confused I picked one - and a bad one I now see.

So now when certain parts of a web page are opened the background colour is this horrible colour and I can't really read what is there.

I don't understand what I did or HOW I did it.

This is a cropped example of the bad contrast I am seeing.

file:///home/me/Pictures/Screenshot%20from%202022-01-22%2010-09-48.png

As I said, I admit I stuffed up. But this seems to all have happened since that one time with the main password requester.

Asked by teeny_weeny 2 days ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 11 minutes ago

Browsing

When I try to use search terms in Firefox it redirects me to an insecure website URL with an error message. I do not have any plugins installed, but there is this robot s… (read more)

When I try to use search terms in Firefox it redirects me to an insecure website URL with an error message. I do not have any plugins installed, but there is this robot symbol next to my search bar.

Asked by notu1512 54 minutes ago

Last reply by notu1512 15 minutes ago

Trust Manager

I'd like to enable the Trust Manager for a series of PDF files. However, even though I've tried several times to do so through the Edit/Preferences function, I've not be… (read more)

I'd like to enable the Trust Manager for a series of PDF files. However, even though I've tried several times to do so through the Edit/Preferences function, I've not been able to do so. Nothing changes. I remain unable to access the docs.

Please help to enable this function?

Asked by gloriathiessen 2 days ago

Last reply by gloriathiessen 16 minutes ago

Firefox constantly crashing

Hi all, for the past two days or so my Firefox has been crashing very often. It seems to have started out of nowhere as I did not change any settings. I have tried: Refre… (read more)

Hi all, for the past two days or so my Firefox has been crashing very often. It seems to have started out of nowhere as I did not change any settings.

I have tried:

Refreshing Firefox Uninstalling and reinstalling Disabling and removing all extensions Running in troubleshoot mode Disabling themes

Yet it still crashes - usually when switching tabs, but it often crashes on it's own while I'm not even doing anything.

Any help would be fantastic

Asked by kblake0601 13 hours ago

Last reply by kblake0601 18 minutes ago

Need old account login either revived or deleted.

I have a login but didn't want to have sync issues with an old desktop so turned it off. Now I want to use it again to sync phone and new laptop. I have an email/password… (read more)

I have a login but didn't want to have sync issues with an old desktop so turned it off. Now I want to use it again to sync phone and new laptop. I have an email/password but it won't let me in and sets me on a long goose chase ending up with something I need to scan but that scan never shows up. I now have a new account, but can't add a secondary email because "account exists". I need my old account either revived (most preferred option, in that case I want the current account deleted) or, if that is too much to ask for, I want the old account deleted, and I can add a secondary email added to this account. Hope this is clear. Thanks for the help.

Asked by receptionist4 2 hours ago

Firefox Nightly Suddenly Nothing Will Download

Suddenly every file from every website is dangerous, clicking allow download does nothing. I disabled download filters both in settings and in about:config, yet everythin… (read more)

Suddenly every file from every website is dangerous, clicking allow download does nothing. I disabled download filters both in settings and in about:config, yet everything is still caught and cant be resumed

Asked by corey.frank0118 13 hours ago

Last reply by corey.frank0118 2 hours ago

firefox parameters

I have a problem with video play and most of the answers say to set media.benchmark.vp9.fps Where is it? Where do I set this parameter? I search firefox hep to locate thi… (read more)

I have a problem with video play and most of the answers say to set media.benchmark.vp9.fps

Where is it? Where do I set this parameter? I search firefox hep to locate this and get nothing except other posts saying to set this parameter, but none of them explain where to find it. ?????

Asked by retiredatlast451 2 hours ago

Trust Manager con't

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.) The problem… (read more)

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.)


The problem is I'm having trouble accessing protected files from my employer.

A grey message box comes up when I try to do so that reads as follows:

"Currently in safe reading mode. This document cannot connect to:

https://learninghub.phsa.ca/courses/20165/react-adult-protection-curriculum-models-1-overview-of-legislation-and-documentation

If you want to enable this function, please check the Trust Manager preferences to disable safe reading."

When I go to 'Preferences' and click on Trust Manager, I'm still not able to access the protected files.

PS I was unable to take a screen shot of this grey box.

Asked by gloriathiessen 2 hours ago

Error "under remote control" due to DevTools

I upgraded to Windows 11 home and since I did when I open Firefox I keep getting the pink and gray bar with the skull telling me my computer is under remote control. If … (read more)

I upgraded to Windows 11 home and since I did when I open Firefox I keep getting the pink and gray bar with the skull telling me my computer is under remote control. If I close Firefox then reopen it the error goes away, BUT, (isn't there always a but) some websites don't totally load. Please tell me there is a fix?

Asked by Patty Ann 2 hours ago

Firefox Developer Edition - Windows 11 Issue

Ever since upgrading to windows 11 firefox developer edition will not work for me at all. I have reinstalled it multiple times now and every single time its the same thi… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to windows 11 firefox developer edition will not work for me at all.

I have reinstalled it multiple times now and every single time its the same thing, after a fresh install I can open the browser and use it once to visit a single webpage and then it breaks forever:

  • - None of the tabs will load anything at all including any of the settings pages or debug/troubleshooting page (about:<page>) - its like it doesnt even attempt to load anything its completely unresponsive
  • - Clicking on any buttons in firefox/options menu do nothing
  • - If i close it i see between 2-10 firefox processes appear in my task manager which i have to go through and end each task before i am able to open the browser up again and even then that doesnt always work.
  • - Because it opens a bunch of processes when you close the browser and this prevents it from re-opening it is not possible to put it into troubleshooting mode
  • - Even after a fresh install (described below) after re-installing the browser it always opens for the first time with a message saying that 'I have reinstalled firefox would i like to refresh the browser' with a button to refresh - If i click this refresh button it instantly breaks it

In order to fix this I have to completely remove firefox from my machine including:

  • - Everything in my users folder
  • - Everything in program files/programdata
  • - Search my C:\ drive and remove all traces of mozilla/firefox i can find
  • - Clear all temp files
  • - Run a disk cleanup
  • - Restart my machine

Before i can attempt to install firefox again. If i dont do this after i reinstall it opens firefox up in exactly the same state it was in before i uninstalled it, same tabs open & completely unresponsive.

Asked by Web Passion 2 days ago

Last reply by Web Passion 3 hours ago

Thunderbird: Error 403:rate_limit_exceeded

As of this morning, 1/24/22, Thunderbird will not load my Google calendar. It has been just fine for years. Today all I get is: Authorization Error Error 403: rate_limi… (read more)

As of this morning, 1/24/22, Thunderbird will not load my Google calendar. It has been just fine for years. Today all I get is:

Authorization Error Error 403: rate_limit_exceeded

This app has reached its sign-in rate limit for now.

Google limits how quickly an app can get new users. You can try signing in again later, or ask the developer (provider-for-google-calendar@googlegroups.com) to increase this app's sign-in rate limit.

If you are the developer for this app, you can request a sign-in rate limit increase. Learn more The content in this section has been provided by the app developer. This content has not been reviewed or verified by Google. If you’re the app developer, make sure that these request details comply with Google policies.

   login_hint: xxxxxxx@gmail.com
   hl: en-US
   response_type: code
   redirect_uri: urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob:auto
   client_id: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.apps.googleusercontent.com
   access_type: offline
   scope: https://www.googleapis.com/auth/calendar https://www.googleapis.com/auth/tasks

Asked by lee72 3 hours ago

Can't print PDFs

I have been trying to print a PDF to my HP 7800 series printer from Firefox, but I can't get the PDF to print. The PDF appears briefly in my printer queue, then disappear… (read more)

I have been trying to print a PDF to my HP 7800 series printer from Firefox, but I can't get the PDF to print. The PDF appears briefly in my printer queue, then disappears.

I can print regular webpages just fine, and I can print the PDF using Acrobat. But printing from Firefox's print dialog or the system dialog doesn't work. Locally-saved PDFs, as well as those on a web server, don't print either.

I've tried:

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by ben_393 3 hours ago

How can I stop Windows 8.1 system processes from using Internet Explorer instead of Firefox

I'm still running Windows 8.1 Pro and Firefox ESR is my default (& only other) installed browser. Internet Explorer Version 11.0.9600.20139 is still installed and tig… (read more)

I'm still running Windows 8.1 Pro and Firefox ESR is my default (& only other) installed browser. Internet Explorer Version 11.0.9600.20139 is still installed and tightly integrated in this version of Windows. Various application code seems to call Internet Explorer, creating a slew of cookies and temporary files, particularly during such operations as installing updates. Other code (such as "view this email in browser") ONLY works with Internet Explorer because it uses *.mht temporary space that Firefox is not permitted to access. Is there a way configure the system for many of these tasks so that Firefox is called instead? Or is this one of those "don't go there" ideas that only SEEMS like it would enhance security, but would really break the smooth running of my PC? Thanks!

Asked by brucequick 3 hours ago

404 error since last update

there seems to be a problem when the web site you go to has a extension or calls an outside source to load an add on program within the site which causes a 404 error. I d… (read more)

there seems to be a problem when the web site you go to has a extension or calls an outside source to load an add on program within the site which causes a 404 error. I don't know if it is caused by an update or not. But using MS edge everything works and loads as it did before on fire fox. Is there a change in the SW that could have caused this to happen?

Asked by barbngary903 1 day ago

Last reply by barbngary903 3 hours ago

Incorrect Timestamps in Gmail When Using Firefox

For several months I have noticed that the timestamps on my Gmail emails are 5 hours ahead of my actual time, when I use Firefox to check Gmail. These incorrect timestamp… (read more)

For several months I have noticed that the timestamps on my Gmail emails are 5 hours ahead of my actual time, when I use Firefox to check Gmail. These incorrect timestamps do not occur when checking Gmail, using Chrome and other browsers; so it appears to be something occurring only with Firefox.

I communicated with Gmail support staff; and they think it may be due to Firefox's anti-fingerprinting configuration settings that sandboxes the session to the point where the browser has no idea which timezone you are in. The timezone then gets sets to UTC time for everyone, rather than the timezone set on the individual computer.

The only option to get back the correct timestamp in Gmail, using Firefox, is to disable the the anti-fingerprinting value in about:config. However, this then disables other anti-fingerprinting privacy protections.

Is it possible for Mozilla to add an option to leave the timezone out of your anti-fingerprinting configuration settings, as that information is not really giving much privacy info away about anyone?

Please advise, and also let me know if there is a work-around to get my correct timestamp back in Gmail, without disabling anti-fingerprinting in about:config

Thank you for your attention to this matter and any assistance you can provide.

Asked by lmruffolo 3 hours ago

Menu Bar animation error and white blankbar appearace in full screen mode on 2021 M1 max macbook pro

I recently updated to the 2021 MacBook Pro with the notch. In full screen mode earlier, firefox lowers the tab bar when the menu bar was made visible. In the newer notch … (read more)

I recently updated to the 2021 MacBook Pro with the notch. In full screen mode earlier, firefox lowers the tab bar when the menu bar was made visible. In the newer notch models, themenu bas resides besides the notch, so a blank abr appears in place of it. I have tried messing in the config page but coulnt fix it. Any help?

Asked by ashesh8500 5 hours ago

Using Bing on Firefox

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I ty… (read more)

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I type. Then I would click "Save". Until recently, these settings held with no problem. Now after I click "Save" and go back to the main screen in Bing (or come back to Bing after being somewhere else), I'm back to "Moderate" and suggestions fill in as I type. Microsoft claims this is Firefox's issue and needs to be fixed at Firefox's end. Others are posting on Microsoft's answers forums, some also using Firefox, but not all. I love Firefox and I'm not changing to something else, so can you tell me how this Bing issue might be fixed? Thank you.

Asked by mrshvd3 6 days ago

Last reply by mrshvd3 5 hours ago

Checking for Updates Bug with Firefox

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox. In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is goin… (read more)

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox.

In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is going to cause me to pull all my hair out.

In the past the program used to check for updates and it used to work fine during this procedure.

Lately though I've been experiencing a really strange bug.

Whenever Firefox checks for updates the browser then cannot load a single webpage or anything while it is checking. Sometimes the checks can take around 3-5 minutes to complete.

Any videos or streams come to an eventual halt.

I have tried tweak a few settings in about:config such as app.update.interval

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the browser - No change. This still happens usually about 5-8 times a day.

This computer is used for medical emergencies for our clients. We need a full functioning browser. I thought Firefox was that browser but I am beginning to think about installing something else now.

In these situations lives could be put at risk and I want to remedy this problem now before the new year. I imagine we will have a lot of patients coming in. I need to quickly submit forms at times and I really need a stable browser.

a) Can I turn off updates? I would prefer to check manually for updates once a week or so via Help -> About b) Can I reduce the frequency of the checks for updates? c) Is this going to be a normal feature for Firefox from now on?

Asked by reloadedx23 1 month ago

Last reply by reloadedx23 6 hours ago

Firefox (Canonical/Ubuntu) snap app can't open external apps does firefox have --classic confinement policy

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows… (read more)

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows that ask for me to select the application to open the link.. When doing this the only option have I have is System Handler and Choose Application.. Neither option is helpful.. This did not happen with firefox packaged with .deb .. I am assuming that this deal with snap sandbox security.. I later read an article

I did a little reading and came across a link https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-snap-introducing-classic-confinement

Which instructed on how to create a snap with --classic confinement.. I am not sure if this will resolve the issue that I am having .. But I didn't find that I could install firefox snap with the --classic option.. I am not that familiar with snaps so I could be completely off but wanted to know if someone could look into it..

I would like to add an image but it doesn't seem like firefox will allow me to on this page. (Browse is not opening a window) Also copy and paste didn't work

Asked by lradical 22 hours ago

Last reply by lradical 6 hours ago