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firefox 78.0.1 ask privillenges to download files at c:

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:??? The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally. Now i can't. WHY???? … (read more)

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:???

The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally.

Now i can't.

WHY????

Asked by Gregory 2 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 months ago

FF is leaking my User Agent with privacy.resistFingerprinting=true

I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true, and the HTTP_USERAGENT field comes out as fingerprint resistant, but the javascript object "window.navigator" still leaks… (read more)

I have privacy.resistFingerprinting set to true, and the HTTP_USERAGENT field comes out as fingerprint resistant, but the javascript object "window.navigator" still leaks the non-resistant UA. Simple demo code is listed below.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Leaked User Agent</title>
<script>
alert(window.navigator && window.navigator.userAgent ? window.navigator.userAgent : "");
</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Asked by p54484c2qh 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Firefox crashes regularly for different reasons

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. M… (read more)

Hi, my firefox started to crash regularly for a few months. I have seen it crash while on idle, while changing tabs, while opening ne tabs... i.e. no repetable pattern. Morever, I couldn't figure out the reason since all the crash reports turned different reasons for each crush. It has now become hourly crashes which really started to affect my workflow. Could you please help?

Latest crush reports: Report ID Date Submitted bp-4c03cc23-f6bf-4abd-a5b0-3a1ff0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-74dbd9b4-40b9-47b5-9387-f6d8e0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-d1cbf208-6c0d-44f1-95f2-a8aec0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-813c83c1-c29a-4103-84b5-5e68d0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-29f78130-e294-4fcd-8720-5b8010200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-2e6980b2-b53e-473a-b9e3-9e1ee0200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-363a7969-8b98-43ea-a26b-f32350200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-df78d49e-6209-4a7e-96c9-533e90200708 08/07/2020, 13:27 bp-4d388808-7043-440e-b7a3-d29b60200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-aa3c3296-6b5d-4300-a441-4a6890200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-007af789-587d-45df-87f8-da78c0200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-0f5a3710-3098-4d73-ace8-c1df10200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-fc10b542-d37d-4ca9-8a54-0acf50200708 08/07/2020, 13:26 bp-2eb3fafe-370e-4145-bda4-acc120200702 02/07/2020, 10:30

Asked by u.yilmaz91 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (read more)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Why the HELL can't I search using Google? It's now Yahoo [expletive].

Tell me exactly how to use Google for searching. Otherwise I'm going to 100% kill your firefox and switch to Chrome. Yahoo is [expletive] yahoo is bad link 1 yahoo is b… (read more)

Tell me exactly how to use Google for searching. Otherwise I'm going to 100% kill your firefox and switch to Chrome.

Yahoo is [expletive] yahoo is bad link 1 yahoo is bad link 2

edited to follow Mozilla Support rules and guidelines

Asked by IAmThatStrange 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago

Why some switches i change from "about:config" at every firefox update return to default state?

Hi. Why the switch "browser.launcherProcess.enabled" even i have change it to FALSE everytime firefox update it return to it's default state that is true????? Is there an… (read more)

Hi.

Why the switch "browser.launcherProcess.enabled" even i have change it to FALSE everytime firefox update it return to it's default state that is true?????

Is there any way to make this swich "browser.launcherProcess.enabled" ALWAYS STAY AT FALSE STATE????

And if i can do that how exactly do it?

I try to create file user.js at my profile folder with this line inside user_pref("browser.launcherProcess.enabled", false);

But it doesn't work cause still at every firefox update this switch return to true state.

Asked by Gregory 2 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 months ago

Missing favicons

Some sites are missing favicons making the toolbar useless if I have to use text to identify them. I quit using FF because of this about a year ago as all the solutions o… (read more)

Some sites are missing favicons making the toolbar useless if I have to use text to identify them. I quit using FF because of this about a year ago as all the solutions on here did not work. Seems as though FF could fix this internally as it is not a problem on Chrome, IE, Edge or any other browser I have used. Why can't FF fix what seems to be very simple problem? Came back and it is still a problem. Again all the listed fixes that I have to initiate, have not worked. Why can't FF fix this through an update. I am not the only one who has this issue and it is exclusively a FF problem. Not a computer expert but this seems to be a VERY easy fix via updates especially since it has been an issue for literally years. Don't want to go back to Chrome as I like all that FF stands for, but... Thanks for reading

Asked by mwagner13 2 months ago

Last reply by Benjamin JTB 1 week ago

Middle-click to open in new tab is buggy after update.

Middle-click to open in new tab is wildly inconsistent, even on the same link on the same site in the same session. I'd say it works about 10% of the time after the recen… (read more)

Middle-click to open in new tab is wildly inconsistent, even on the same link on the same site in the same session. I'd say it works about 10% of the time after the recent 78.0.1 update. I verified my mouse's middle-click operation at https://www.onlinemictest.com/mouse-test/, so I know the middle-clicks are registering and the problem is with Firefox.

Asked by dekachronia 2 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 months ago

Images not loading for one website - they say its a Firefox issue (Forumotion)

I regularly use a forum called The Dark City. its a gaming thing. They are hosted by Forumotion, who host their images in servimg.com. For the pasts everal months, the si… (read more)

I regularly use a forum called The Dark City. its a gaming thing. They are hosted by Forumotion, who host their images in servimg.com.

For the pasts everal months, the site's own images have not been loading. It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/YqRN7lp.png with no icons, background, banners, etc. Nothing. However, embedded images in posts DO still appear. As do adverts, as seen in the pic.

I am using Firefox, fully updated, on Mac, OS also fully updated. I use AVG as an anti-virus, and have no ad-blockers. I have cleared my caches several times, and gone through every permission on every possibly relevant page I could find, and nothing I can see if blocking anything from any of the three sites involved. I have also done thee same going through AVG to check for blocks, and even now have it disabled including firewalls, and the problem persists. Though oddly when I clear the cache for the forum page, I get SOME of the forum's images. And then the first time a cookie is loaded it all goes to pot again. And of course, its not happening with any other webstie I visit. Just Forumotion forums (including their own support forum).

I've been having the run around with Forumotion's support team to try to find a solution, and they keep coming back and saying its a browser issue. Except that its happening in other browsers I try as well, and regardless would prefer to keep using Firefox is theres a fix.

As I understand, the most up to date version of Firefox removed the ability to set permissions for image loading, making it default or set by the domain itself.

So I'm at a complete loss, and in need or msarter minds than mine.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Asked by steve.bull 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 months ago

Last reply by philipp 1 month ago

I lost 6 years of bookmarks!!

I have owned my Mac Book Pro since 2014 and I inadvertently re-installed Firefox without knowing a new profile would be created. I am not able to load my old profile into… (read more)

I have owned my Mac Book Pro since 2014 and I inadvertently re-installed Firefox without knowing a new profile would be created. I am not able to load my old profile into the new one. I can see the "old Firefox data" folder and have tried everything Firefox has to fix this but nothing is working. I have lost 6 years of bookmarks!

Anything other tricks to fix this? Thanks!

Asked by mommos2013 3 weeks ago

Last reply by OBW47 3 weeks ago

Number of items on the Location Bar

Just updated to Firefox 78.0.1 and now when I click the location bar the number of items decreased from 10 to 8. Any way to configure how much items are displayed when I … (read more)

Just updated to Firefox 78.0.1 and now when I click the location bar the number of items decreased from 10 to 8. Any way to configure how much items are displayed when I click the bar? Note that I mean just clicking the bar, before typing any text.

Asked by verssago 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

firefox updated itself and deleted all of my passwords, history, and bookmarks without my permisssion.

subject line says it all..although i can add the "old firefox data" folder on my desktop contains a blank default profile from 2017. btw, this is exactly the kind of thin… (read more)

subject line says it all..although i can add the "old firefox data" folder on my desktop contains a blank default profile from 2017.

btw, this is exactly the kind of thing that makes my company drop software.

Asked by ZAPEEE265 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Firefox keeps crashing when trying to print

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a… (read more)

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a page the whole browser crashes. I've tried removing all the settings for printing in prefs.js but that didn't seem to help in any way and the crashes don't turn up in the about:crashes tab. Has anyone else been experiencing this and perhaps knows how to fix it?

Asked by Lord Questionmark 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (read more)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Can't load any video

Hello, It's been 3 days since I can no longer play any video since Firefox Developer Edition. I added absolutely nothing and it happened suddenly. When I play a video, I … (read more)

Hello,

It's been 3 days since I can no longer play any video since Firefox Developer Edition. I added absolutely nothing and it happened suddenly. When I play a video, I hear the sound but the video loads endlessly. Same with the default HTML reader in Firefox. I tried to go to preferences and uncheck the graphics acceleration, to refresh Firefox, to reinstall it but nothing works! Even in private browsing without any extension, it does not work! I tried from another browser but it works without problems.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by Chabeau Corentin 3 months ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 3 months ago

Firefox Crashes when it opens explorer window

Hi there! I migrated to a new Computer (win 10 x64) where I installed firefox 78.0.1. But it keeps crashing whenever an "explorer" window is open within firefox. i.e. mos… (read more)

Hi there!

I migrated to a new Computer (win 10 x64) where I installed firefox 78.0.1. But it keeps crashing whenever an "explorer" window is open within firefox. i.e. most of the time when a download is started and absolutely every time when I open an integrated explorer windows (e.g. when I try to export/import the bookmarks to html).

I already tried cleaning the installation (with built-in function) as well as deleting all add ons with no result. I even completely re-installed firefox (whilst deleting ALL firefox-data in the %appdata% directories. No result, it still crashes I then made a new "fresh" profile - still it crashes

BTW: there is never any "crash log" generated, it just stops working and firefox "disappears"

I already searched this database and found 2 similar problems, but one was solved by upgrading to windows 10 (which I already have) and one was solve by uninstalling a specific security software (which I don't have).

So I really don't know how to fix this - any ideas?

Thank you and kind regards

Asked by Hypopheralcus 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

PDFs open inside browser even after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader

Hello PDFs open inside browser even after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader. Any idea how to stop this? I have not been able to identify any PDF plugin/addon and the opti… (read more)

Hello

PDFs open inside browser even after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Any idea how to stop this? I have not been able to identify any PDF plugin/addon and the options for PDF files in Firefox are all to 'Ask'.

Thanks!

Asked by DisplayName 2 months ago

Last reply by Baileys Words 2 months ago

Printing functions not working under SSL connection/ Version 78.0.2

I noticed on the latest version that printing does work correctly when using an SSL connection. If you select to print (not in the browser, choosing the feature on the we… (read more)

I noticed on the latest version that printing does work correctly when using an SSL connection. If you select to print (not in the browser, choosing the feature on the web page) the browser appears to hang with no response for several minutes. Then an error box appears stating printing functions are not available. You can still select File>Print in the browser. But the problem is when you try to print certain information that is embedded in the page (i.e. results from a medical test, a receipt from a credit card payment) you have to utilize the print link on the page to get the correction information to print. I tested in Chrome and Safari and neither ome have this issue. It's only in the latest build of Mac Firefox.

Asked by getfitguard-couponmom 2 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 months ago