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Access to Website Being Denied: Brute Force Bot Was Blocked

When using Firefox (latest) and attempting to login into a website I get an error (see attached image) generated by the host's server's firewall. It appears it thinks I'm… (read more)

When using Firefox (latest) and attempting to login into a website I get an error (see attached image) generated by the host's server's firewall. It appears it thinks I'm a bot. When I use Firefox's privacy mode I don't get this error. I would prefer not to use privacy mode. I contacted the administrator of the website I'm attempting to access and he couldn't offer any help.

When I use Google Chrome browser I don't encounter the above problem. This leads me to believe it's not an issue with my Avast Anti-Tracking and Antivirus settings.

Any help would be appreciated.

Chrys

Asked by Chrys6600 13 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 hours ago

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Firefox failed to reopen all the pages & tabs from previous sessions after crash, task manager says Firefox(19)

Today for the first time after the latest update 127.0 (64-bit), my many firefox pages and tabs crashed and closed and a pop up to send crash report. So I have fired up … (read more)

Today for the first time after the latest update 127.0 (64-bit), my many firefox pages and tabs crashed and closed and a pop up to send crash report.

So I have fired up firefox again to find only a single page opens up, I have lost probably 16+ pages with multiple tabs on each, been like that for months, I have 32GB memory so there is normally no issues or slowness. However after the crash, even though only a single firefox page is open, windows task manager shows Firefox (20) and if I expand the task, I can see each firefox is taking lots of memory.

So it looks like the old session pages/tabs are still there somewhere but not accessible, I would like to get them back if possible. I went through reseting it to default, disabling the add ons etc but nothing has worked.

Asked by Sean Stevens 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Update Broke Advanced Options for Undoing 2022 Private Window Visual Changes

Back in October 2022, changes were made to how private windows appear, separating their icon in the OS taskbar, giving it a new icon, and putting a badge on the top right… (read more)

Back in October 2022, changes were made to how private windows appear, separating their icon in the OS taskbar, giving it a new icon, and putting a badge on the top right of the window.

At the time, support threads (such as this one https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1393494#answer-1542568 ) suggested changing three options to revert these changes: -browser.privateWindowSeparation.enabled -browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-indicator -browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-logo I really dislike how these changes look, and so immediately followed this advice. In my advanced options, every one of these is still set to "false" to this day. However, after a recent Firefox update (my current version is listed as 127.0), these no longer seem to have any effect making the new look the only option.

I would strongly prefer to at least re-combine the taskbar icons for standard and private browsing into a single icon. Is there any way to do this in the current update, or is this change permanent going forward? If it is permanent, would reverting to version 126.01 risk losing my current Firefox profile?

Asked by f-v-k 10 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 hours ago

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Latest update wrecked my workflow with alt+shift+arrow overwrite

Hello! I am a heavy user of Firefox: daily & around 8 hours a day. I usually use alt+shift+left/right-arrow to select a few words to the right / to the left. With … (read more)

Hello!

I am a heavy user of Firefox: daily & around 8 hours a day.

I usually use alt+shift+left/right-arrow to select a few words to the right / to the left. With the latest update (mandatory because this is a work-administered) laptop, the new behavior is that tabs are changed.

I want any solution to revert this to standard (past) behavior (preferably not an extension). Looked around in about:config but could not find anything to toggle on/off.

This is highly annoying as I've had this workflow for literally years. Even opening this ticket I encountered the issue more than 3 times as I was phrasing the message and had to delete & rewrite some stuff while also have other tabs open in the same Firefox window.

Would highly appreciate your timely response!

Thanks a lot! -- John

Asked by ionut_mntn 21 hours ago

Answered by ionut_mntn 21 hours ago

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three.js inconsistently runs slowly

I am trying to access websites that use three.js. When I initially start, the website runs too slowly to be usable, but if I tab out for some time and then tab back in, t… (read more)

I am trying to access websites that use three.js. When I initially start, the website runs too slowly to be usable, but if I tab out for some time and then tab back in, the website runs at normal speed for a bit before slowing down again. I cannot find any solutions to this problem nor anyone else who had the same problem as me.

OS: Windows 11 Home 23H2 (22635.3720) Firefox Version: 126.0.1 GPU: GIGABYTE NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti 8GB GPU Drivers: Game Ready 555.99

Asked by Puzzle League central (90919293) 3 days ago

Answered by Puzzle League central (90919293) 1 day ago

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Firefox install on external drive

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery… (read more)

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles. Nor is it about where files are downloaded by default.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get Firefox (and later Thunderbird) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

Most of the help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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What is the url for firefox update

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I ca… (read more)

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I can do that with creating a bookmark to: edge://settings/help I have search for, but cannot find the equivalent in firefox

Asked by johan2.parlevliet 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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ALT-SHIFT-LEFT got remapped to 'select tab to the left' out of the blue

ALT-SHIFT-LEFT has been 'select word backwards' for years, at least on macs. And so it was on FF too. Now they suddenly decided to re-map it to 'select left tab'. There w… (read more)

ALT-SHIFT-LEFT has been 'select word backwards' for years, at least on macs. And so it was on FF too. Now they suddenly decided to re-map it to 'select left tab'. There was already a key for that - CMD-ALT-LEFT. Which also works for the right, whereas ALT-SHIFT-RIGHT does nothin

Asked by fritzthecat4 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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The Page Isn't Redirecting Properly Error

Good Morning. I have been using Firefox for 20+ years. Last night it did an update overnight, and this morning I am getting "The Page Isn't Redirecting Properly" error … (read more)

Good Morning. I have been using Firefox for 20+ years. Last night it did an update overnight, and this morning I am getting "The Page Isn't Redirecting Properly" error message on my business CRM site. This appears to be the only site having an issue. I have never had this error previously.

I tried all suggestions already including clearing cache/cookies, checking settings, delete history, troubleshoot mode and nothing. The site opens fine on Chrome and MS Edge.

Any additional help is appreciated, this is very frustrating.

Thank you.

Asked by soalivetoday 3 days ago

Answered by soalivetoday 2 days ago

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Why Firefox labels Paypal as an unsafe site.

I've posted before but no answer as to why Firefox labels Paypal as an unsafe site. I don't know where to change settings to allow it without the warning. I've just ign… (read more)

I've posted before but no answer as to why Firefox labels Paypal as an unsafe site. I don't know where to change settings to allow it without the warning. I've just ignored the warning and continued but it is annoying.

Asked by eckuemmel 2 months ago

Answered by eckuemmel 2 months ago

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Firefox 127 - close tab button missing for background tabs when more than 10 tabs opened

In previous versions I was able to open around 15-20 tabs before X button disappeared from them and I was no longer able to close them without activating them first. Now… (read more)

In previous versions I was able to open around 15-20 tabs before X button disappeared from them and I was no longer able to close them without activating them first.

Now this happens much earlier - only 10 tabs is enough on my 1080p 100% scaling desktop and 9 tabs on my 1080p 125% notebook.

X button is present if you have 10 tabs or less, but disappears with 11 tabs, when there is still plenty of space on tabs to click on X!

I compared it to brave and in brave you can still have 22 tabs opened before X button disappears!

Anyone has any method to force presence of x button? This is really annoying as I often have much tabs open and close only 2-3 of them. Now I have to open each one again to be able to close it.

Asked by Piterk 1 day ago

Answered by Agent virtuel 1 day ago

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Javascript

Websites say that my Javascript is disabled, but I already checked on the about:config website and the javascript.enabled is set to true. What do I do so these websites a… (read more)

Websites say that my Javascript is disabled, but I already checked on the about:config website and the javascript.enabled is set to true. What do I do so these websites accept that my Javascript is enabled?

Asked by I M 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Firefox asks for master password on startup

On my computer Firefox ask for the master password every time at startup. On other computers in my family, Firefox only ask for the Master Password when accessing a site … (read more)

On my computer Firefox ask for the master password every time at startup. On other computers in my family, Firefox only ask for the Master Password when accessing a site with a password. I tried : - to disable than reenable Master Password - start in SafeMode without success. How can I solve my issue ? Thanks in advance for your help

Asked by jp.levy 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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shortcut keys on mac

since the last update, the shortcut keys to highlight a word at a time left OR right are both highlighting the next word AND also jumping to the last tab. AGAIN! I notice… (read more)

since the last update, the shortcut keys to highlight a word at a time left OR right are both highlighting the next word AND also jumping to the last tab. AGAIN! I noticed this was identified as a problem back around 2019 in a search. I now cannot move fluidly within text, nor highlight a word at a time quickly. Either it's whole line or simply a letter at a time... which results in a pretty incompetent, crippling experience. PLEASE FIX!!

Asked by BodhiBen 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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Amazon loads slowly or not at all; all other sites are fine

Hi! I'm using Firefox 126.0 on Fedora 39. Pages from Amazon.co.uk load very slowly, incompletely, or not at all. All other Web sites are fine. I had a couple of certi… (read more)

Hi! I'm using Firefox 126.0 on Fedora 39.

Pages from Amazon.co.uk load very slowly, incompletely, or not at all. All other Web sites are fine.

I had a couple of certificate-related errors saying that the identity of the site couldn't be verified, but I can't reproduce the problem, so I can't quote the exact wording, I'm afraid.

The same Amazon pages load properly in Chrome on the same machine, and they load properly in Firefox in a VM on the same machine. That tells me network connectivity must be fine.

I've tried disabling all extensions, reverting to the default theme, running in Troubleshoot Mode, clearing cookies and site data, clearing the startup cache, disabling hardware acceleration, and creating a new profile. The new profile helps slightly, in that it loads more of the page before getting stuck. Nothing else helps at all.

I'd prefer not to refresh Firefox if I can avoid it, because I don't want to lose all my plugins and settings. This installation is five years old. Besides, a new profile didn't fix the problem.

What's the next thing to try? I'd really appreciate any ideas.

Asked by markus.laker 3 days ago

Answered by markus.laker 2 days ago

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Multiple windows, check for closing multiple tabs is asked only on last window

Hey there, during work I often open two windows of Firefox to have more information visible on my two monitors. Unfortunately I sometimes forget that I have a second win… (read more)

Hey there,

during work I often open two windows of Firefox to have more information visible on my two monitors. Unfortunately I sometimes forget that I have a second window open, so I close only my "main" window and loose all tabs.

Is there a way to force Firefox to ask to close a window and loosing multiple tabs for every window open?

Right now this only happens for the last open window.

PS: I just found out about the keyboard shortcut of restoring a window (CTRL+SHIFT+N) recently. I would prefer a setting in my case.

Thanks in advance Fred

Asked by Fred 5 days ago

Answered by Fred 2 days ago

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Youtube audio plays extremely slow(Video is fine, audio and video are way out of sync, of course)

Youtube audio is extremely slow, I reckon at 10%, but the video is fine and can be sped up or down. The problem persists even in troubleshooting mode, after cache cleari… (read more)

Youtube audio is extremely slow, I reckon at 10%, but the video is fine and can be sped up or down. The problem persists even in troubleshooting mode, after cache clearing, hardware acceleration turned off, enabled DRM and widevine, driver updates, in private mode or not, logged in or not, firefox restarts, computer restarts.

But Youtube plays fine in Chrome and Edge.

I dont think I didnt anything drastically different, or updated win10 or firefox, or messed with anything. It was working fine a day ago.

Is there any way to reset something?

Asked by abelang82 3 days ago

Answered by abelang82 2 days ago

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Custom Firefox Zoom Values (e.g. 75%, 85%)

Hey guys, I saw in the following post that I can modify the zoom values of Firefox to custom values of my choosing (e.g. 75%, 85%): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/qu… (read more)

Hey guys,

I saw in the following post that I can modify the zoom values of Firefox to custom values of my choosing (e.g. 75%, 85%):

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1201469

I followed the instructions but it did not work for me. Yes, I did save the changes I made, and I completely closed & reopened Firefox, but the changes I made have not been applied for some reason. Please see the attached image.

I would have ask the question in the aforementioned thread but it's been archived so I had to open a new one. Does anyone know why Firefox does not seem to recognize my custom values (.75, .85)? Thanks!

Asked by AJ 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago