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unable to turn off Safe Search in Bing

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, i… (read more)

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, it has reverted to moderate. Firefox is vs 96.0.1. Setting is set to normal, not strict. Windows 10 preferences are set to safe search off. All caches have been cleared. I took off all extensions, ran malware bytes & cccleaner & anti-virus scan. I tried a refresh of Firefox. Nothing has helped.

Using Edge or Chrome browsers on the Bing search page, Safe search turns off as it should.

--There was a power failure, last night, which knocked off my computer.  That may or may not be related.  However, with both Edge and Chrome accessing Bing okay, it seems to definitely be a Firefox problem?

Asked by sunslight 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Clear my Cache

Unable to clear the Cached Web Content. In settings and security, I "Clear Data." I have the browser set to clear upon exit. I have gone into my control panel (windows… (read more)

Unable to clear the Cached Web Content. In settings and security, I "Clear Data." I have the browser set to clear upon exit. I have gone into my control panel (windows 10) and also set my security to clear all upon exit from browser. I have rebooted my computer after clearing and resetting my preferences. I have used my Bitdefender to clean everything I could think of.

Please tell me how to clear out. I have never had this problem before.

Asked by jvermont 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Permanently turn off enhanced tracking protection for a website

I would like to permanently turn off enhanced tracking protection for https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ so that I can track my stats. I can turn this off for a sess… (read more)

I would like to permanently turn off enhanced tracking protection for https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ so that I can track my stats. I can turn this off for a session via the shield icon but I am unable to find a way to save this setting. Manage Exceptions in Enhanced Tracking Protection in Settings does not allow me to add any site as an exception.

Asked by sallypfb 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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videos not showing on a site?

Hello, Recently an adult site I go to, which features videos, isn't working: I can get to site, but nothing shows up on the screen. I've always had 'strict' privacy and a… (read more)

Hello,

Recently an adult site I go to, which features videos, isn't working: I can get to site, but nothing shows up on the screen. I've always had 'strict' privacy and adblocking protections, but something seems to have changed. This started happening maybe three weeks ago?

I did follow Mozilla instructions, and clicked on the 'shield' next to the address, changed 'enhance tracking' to off for this site. But that didn't solve the problem. What would be the next thing to try?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by yohejohn 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (read more)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Asked by joey_moey 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Firefox version update nags.

I do not like the new versions of Firefox.The continual nagging to update is making me look for a better browser.Pleas allow stop nagging. Multiple methods to update are … (read more)

I do not like the new versions of Firefox.The continual nagging to update is making me look for a better browser.Pleas allow stop nagging. Multiple methods to update are already provided and even novice users know how to use at least one. STOP THE PUSH. PLEASE.What happened to the "NO" option? Business school?

Asked by thomasackley 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Passwords

Hi! How can I remove new function in Mozilla? I don't know how is proper form in english version but it's somthing like 'use sefely generated password'. It doesn't work, … (read more)

Hi! How can I remove new function in Mozilla? I don't know how is proper form in english version but it's somthing like 'use sefely generated password'. It doesn't work, I can't log in using it and it disturbs by covering numbers under frames so I can't see which number of password is it. Please help me Łukasz

Asked by woockash 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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i can't login to my add-on account: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/17223206/

i can't login to my add-on account: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/17223206/ every time i click on log in it sends me to a normal sign in page: https://fil… (read more)

i can't login to my add-on account: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/17223206/ every time i click on log in it sends me to a normal sign in page: https://files.catbox.moe/ap80cq.png then i click on sign in and it throws me to another page: https://files.catbox.moe/eyea5d.png from there it doesn't work as it should i completed the 2fa setup by scanning the qr, it shows up on my google authenticator but when i enter the 6 digit codes its generating in the login page, it just says they are invalid (they are not. i tried it like 50+ times): https://files.catbox.moe/8zxns6.png i tried using the other method as well same thing happens: https://files.catbox.moe/i8esej.png

i can login fine in places where it doesn't require me to enable 2fa like https://accounts.firefox.com/ i tried enabling 2fa from there (through my account's settings but the same thing happens): https://files.catbox.moe/onm1yw.png

note: by 2fa i mean Two-step authentication

Asked by Rim 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Google Workspace is encroaching n my person systems, inclfueing

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this probl… (read more)

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this problem?/ Please help me.

Asked by adagaygriffin 16 hours ago

Last reply by Seburo 16 hours ago

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how do i get rid of the black popup box that says password required Mozilla firefox please enter the primary paswor

When i go to a website that requires a password I get a black box that pops up In the box it says Password Required - Moizilla Firefox Please enter the primary password. … (read more)

When i go to a website that requires a password I get a black box that pops up In the box it says Password Required - Moizilla Firefox Please enter the primary password.

How can i make that go away.

Asked by phillipesides 5 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 3 hours ago

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How do I export "saved logons"?

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while … (read more)

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while that synchronizes Bookmarks (& whatever else), evidently NOT "Saved Logons". So, isn't there some way to EXPORT all of them to a file, to then IMPORT them to my other PC? Incidentally, within Saved Logons, there is a button named IMPORT, but it's used is only for importing from 3 other designated browsers, and apparently on the self-same PC. Searching Firefox Support was a waste of time ... their 'results' are just wide nets of hundreds of irrelevant things, no matter how precise I attempt each search. Bad support job on self-help, Mozilla.

Asked by SFriedli 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox does not recognise a change in vpn status

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect … (read more)

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect to sites that track the IP to tell if you are from the UK or not.

As an aside Troubleshooting Information: Automatically Add fails

Asked by mjward 2 years ago

Answered by mjward 2 years ago

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How can I tell if Firefox has disabled DNS over HTTPS even if I have enabled it?

Hello, I've recently read that Firefox can disable DNS over HTTPS even if I've set it be on. How can I tell if Firefox is using DNS over HTTPS? I can't see anything obvio… (read more)

Hello, I've recently read that Firefox can disable DNS over HTTPS even if I've set it be on. How can I tell if Firefox is using DNS over HTTPS? I can't see anything obvious in any of the About pages. I'm using the Portable Apps version of Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by madbilly 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Firefox says that it is being managed by an organization, but this is my own computer, and when I click to see active policies there is nothing there.

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization.… (read more)

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization. But it has no mention of any settings being restricted, and when I clicked the notification to check the policy the page was entirely empty. I also checked the Firefox program folder and there wasn't any sign of an Autoconfic file that I could notice. One user mentioned on Reddit that this issue is often caused by antivirus companies forcefully inserting their own SSL certs to intercept your encrypted traffic, he then suggested turning off "web scanning" but my antivirus (which I only use Malwarebytes and Windows Defender) already had them disabled. After doing some research on my own I found out that the antivirus Avast used to cause this issue, and I had uninstalled Avast a while back, so I figured that the reason that the policy wasn't there was because Avast was uninstalled, but, I never saw this notification before today. So if anybody can help me pinpoint what this is and how remove it would be much appreciated. But all I really want to know if is this is something that I should be worried about or is it simply a bug. Also one other question is why the top sites and search bar is really close to the address bar after the latest update. Is this just a design change? Or is this something I need to be concerned about? Because I didn't notice this on Firefox on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Corn 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Just got the latest FF update and Adaware Secure Search showed up in my addons. There's no option to remove it.

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit) Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one. FF worked fine … (read more)

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit)

Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one.

FF worked fine on 10/22/19. Tried opening FF on 10/23/19 and it kept crashing. I started the task of finding out why.

Opened in Safe Mode and saw the latest FF update. Also discovered a new addon that I did not install: Adaware Secure Search. It wasn't there the last time I reviewed addons (which I do frequently, trying to find the best addon's for my usage) and I hadn't installed anything new recently. Disabled Adaware and FF started opening properly.

I don't want Adaware Secure Search however there is no Remove option in the dropdown. So, I started hunting online to try and remove it.

It is not in the Control Panel. It is not in the registry - I searched in every folder. Ran MalwareBytes and other tools - they don't see Adaware Secure Search anywhere. I followed the instructions that required the use of Troubleshooting and found Adaware is also not in my FF profile (that I can tell - the .xpi files are difficult to figure out since the majority are in number value). Tried refreshing FF and it showed up again. Un/re-installed FF and there it is again!...but this time i had the "joy" of having to redo my tabs, etc. It isn't on my other browsers either, just FF.

How do I get this removed? I don't want it to somehow become enabled in my system.

Asked by cadwellm 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why is Firefox 70.0 is ignoring my HOSTS file while other browsers work properly?

I'm using an extensive HOSTS file to block content, etc., from websites, which is a pretty common use of HOSTS. However, Firefox 70.0 is ignoring the HOSTS file and load… (read more)

I'm using an extensive HOSTS file to block content, etc., from websites, which is a pretty common use of HOSTS. However, Firefox 70.0 is ignoring the HOSTS file and loads sites that are explicitly named as 0.0.0.0 addresses. Other browsers, such as Chromium, work as expected and return a "not found" message. Is this a bug in Firefox or is there some setting, such as under about:config, that needs to be set properly? Thanks for any help/suggestions.

Asked by Paul 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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After FF 70 update, auto login doesn't work. Some sites after manual login don't log me in.

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to me… (read more)

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to member's area and request login again or see me as a guest. Some, Amazon, eBay, etc. send me a one time password. Email (aol.com) and my credit union auto logins are the only ones that works normally. I've worked thru all the related fixes I can find, but none has worked. Usually save history, tried custom history.

Asked by johndapper 2 years ago

Answered by johndapper 2 years ago