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Cookies for websites setup for ALLOW (replacement for post that "disappeared")

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices… (read more)

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices for privacy and security the way I wanted on my mac computer (blocking all cookies in all windows, with exceptions saved for ALLOW, ALLOW for SESSION and some for BLOCK). To accomplish this, required enabling deletion of cookies when Firefox closes.

My assumption based on information I got in the above mentioned thread, was that even when deletion of cookies is checked for when Firefox is closed, cookies for websites identified as exceptions with ALLOWED, are not deleted.

However, this is not what happens. A specific example is tripcheck.com, which stores custom itineraries for cameras in cookies. I setup quite a few of these custom itineraries and saved them and they were OK until I closed Firefox, when they were deleted, as the cookie was deleted. This website is setup as ALLOW in the Exceptions list.

As explained in the above mentioned thread:

"(2) Scenario Two

[X] Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed (checked)

Firefox shortens cookie expiration to session only unless the site has an ALLOW permission in the exceptions list. “.

I am more confused than ever, the settings do not appear to be working the way they are meant to work, not only for session cookies but also for what should be "permanent".

Am I doing something incorrectly or am I misunderstanding how setting should work?

If cookies of websites setup for ALLOW are deleted when Firefox is closed, the setting is defeating what I am trying to accomplish: saving cookies for websites that I use and save data in cookies (such as recognizing the computer, what’s needed for 2 step authentication, etc.).

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox linking after a hover delay.

I find it annoying when I am on a page and the cursor is on a link in that page after a few seconds it goes there without my clicking. how do i stop this? OSX MacOS Big S… (read more)

I find it annoying when I am on a page and the cursor is on a link in that page after a few seconds it goes there without my clicking. how do i stop this?

OSX MacOS Big Sur plus Firefox 84.0.2.

Thanks.

Asked by omits 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Problem with cache on Firefox Developer Edition

Hello, I'm beginner in development. Today I'm working on some CSS files. But when I reload, the content don't load the new features. I've try to clear cache, remove stoc… (read more)

Hello,

I'm beginner in development. Today I'm working on some CSS files.

But when I reload, the content don't load the new features. I've try to clear cache, remove stockage on the console , and also try command + f5 (on iMac).

The only one solution I've founded is to clear cache , leave firefox , shutdown computer and restart.

Very contraignant. I've test on Chrome and it work well. So I don't know what I need to do to...

I'm using MAMP to lauch app on local

Asked by matheo.zeller 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Firefox 56.0.2

I recently migrated all of my files and applications from a 2013 macbook retina pro that had FF 56.0.2 to a 2020 macbook retina pro. The application transferred over with… (read more)

I recently migrated all of my files and applications from a 2013 macbook retina pro that had FF 56.0.2 to a 2020 macbook retina pro. The application transferred over with no problems with one exception. I have a blog on livejournal.com and now cannot post or reply to comments on the blog. FF just hangs and freezes. I can't even quit the page unless I quit FF totally and then restart. I can still access livejournal from Safari w/no problems. I checked my extensions (only have two) and disabled hardware acceleration but nothing has helped. Does anyone have any suggestion? I'm not crazy about safari and would like to continue to use FF. Thanks so much for any help!

Asked by cparinello 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Syncing to 2nd computer

I am logged in to Firefox on my iMac. I added the 'master password' and wrote that down as my Firefox password, and deleted the previous password. It is only 4 characters… (read more)

I am logged in to Firefox on my iMac. I added the 'master password' and wrote that down as my Firefox password, and deleted the previous password. It is only 4 characters.

I now want to sync to my Macbook Air, but it does NOT accept that password, complaining that it is only 4 characters.

How can I sync to my Macbook Air?

Thanks!

Asked by netra 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Other Bookmarks popped up in Toolbar

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Book… (read more)

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Bookmarks but it is still in my Toolbar. How do I remove, Other Bookmarks from my Toolbar?

Asked by BigMetalWally 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Other Bookmarks on far right side

In Firefox, the Other Bookmarks folder is on the far right of the toolbar. I've tried going into settings and changing it but I couldn't find it anywhere. It's kind of li… (read more)

In Firefox, the Other Bookmarks folder is on the far right of the toolbar. I've tried going into settings and changing it but I couldn't find it anywhere. It's kind of like in Chromebooks. I'm not sure how it happened, maybe when I was wiping down my keyboard with a cloth? If anyone could help please do.

Asked by amylastlast123 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Garbled Text on Websites

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few min… (read more)

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few minutes and when I viewed the page again it looked like the example. I can have a page open and it is displaying correctly, then open a new tab and go to a different site and the text will look like the example.

I have cleared the cache, dumped all the cookies. Restarting the browser (I do this many times a day) will fix the current page but eventually another page will display like this.

I running version 84.0.2 64bit on a Mac Pro Mojave. I don't have this problem with other browsers like Chrome or Safari. I never see it on my Windows 10 system.

Asked by MrBBPrinter 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Asking saved passwords on Mac

Hi there, I use Firefox both on my Windows PC and Mac. On Windows, when I want to show a saved password, Firefox asks Firefox password first before showing the saved pass… (read more)

Hi there,

I use Firefox both on my Windows PC and Mac. On Windows, when I want to show a saved password, Firefox asks Firefox password first before showing the saved password but on Mac Firefox does not ask Firefox password, so the password is shown immediately after I click the Eye icon.

In my opinion it's quite dangerous because if I forget to lock my Macbook, someone can easily see all my saved password on Firefox.

I hope Firefox can fix this.

Best Regard

Asked by Firefoxindo 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Videos playing slow

Hello! On a certain adult website, all the videos play verrrry slooooly. YouTube videos play fine. And this certain site works fine when I try it with Chrome. I recently … (read more)

Hello! On a certain adult website, all the videos play verrrry slooooly. YouTube videos play fine. And this certain site works fine when I try it with Chrome. I recently added a bunch of adblockers like Ghostery and Adblocker plus and Badger and Decentraleyes and HTPPS Everywhere. Is the problem with one of these? What can I do to get the videos to play at full speed?

Thanks in advance!

John

Asked by yohejohn 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Monoprice site will not load on Firefox mac

Why will monoprice site not load on Firefox; page just stays blank. It loads on other browsers (Chrome, etc). It used to load ok several weeks ago. Have I or can I inad… (read more)

Why will monoprice site not load on Firefox; page just stays blank. It loads on other browsers (Chrome, etc). It used to load ok several weeks ago. Have I or can I inadvertently block this site? Firefox is up to date.

Asked by sww7 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Firefox fails to surpress sw update popup msg's

Newer Firefox ver's, 80.0.1 for example, don't seem to allow users to stop pestering sw update popups from being displayed throughout a single Firefox session. No means … (read more)

Newer Firefox ver's, 80.0.1 for example, don't seem to allow users to stop pestering sw update popups from being displayed throughout a single Firefox session. No means no, and not keep asking anyway. Has something been missed?

Asked by PD260 1 week ago

Answered by PD260 1 week ago

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Master password not working on other computer

I'm using two computers. My master password isn't working on the other computer. I tried changing it on the 1st computer (where I'm logged into Firefox); but the change i… (read more)

I'm using two computers. My master password isn't working on the other computer. I tried changing it on the 1st computer (where I'm logged into Firefox); but the change isn't applying to the 2nd computer. Help!

Asked by KT 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Links suddenly not opening in a new tab (since last update?)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab. However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I cl… (read more)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab.

However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I click on a link it opens it in the same tab.

I've checked options in "preferences" and can't find any option other than "open links in tabs instead of new windows".

I have also gone into "about:config" and checked the "browser.link.open_newwindow" which is correctly marked 3 (tabs).

I've disabled all add-ons but this did not solve the problem. :(

I'd appreciate any help ;) Thanks

Asked by nee_m_d 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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Mouse over text

Hi there, I have been reading xkcd for years and somewhat recently using Firefox on macOS (Big Sur) I don't get the full mouse over text panel on the comics. I get some … (read more)

Hi there,

I have been reading xkcd for years and somewhat recently using Firefox on macOS (Big Sur) I don't get the full mouse over text panel on the comics. I get some of the text panel, but most of it isn't rendered. Safari works fine, and I'm fairly confident that last time I tried Firefox on Windows it also worked fine.

I'm just wondering if there is a bug on the mac version of Firefox, or if there is a setting I have wrong perhaps? Or maybe it's an issue with the website itself?

Any insight would be appreciated :)

Asked by staticgerbil 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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New MacBook Air, logging into Firefox account again and again

Hello, I have a MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1) since mid-December, before that I was using Windows. I have downloaded Firefox. Now I have the problem that I have to log… (read more)

Hello,

I have a MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1) since mid-December, before that I was using Windows. I have downloaded Firefox. Now I have the problem that I have to log in to my Firefox account every time when I end Firefox completely (or the Macbook crashes, but that's for Apple support). 'How can I stay logged in?" It's about my Firefox account through which I sync all my bookmarks and passwords. That works as well, until the next launch.

Thanks in advance


Hallo,

ich habe seit Mitte Dezember ein MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1), vorher habe ich mit Windows gearbeitet. Habe mir Firefox geladen. Jetzt habe ich das Problem, dass ich mich ständig bei Firefox anmelden muss, wenn ich Firefox komplett beende (oder das Macbook abstürzt, aber das ist für den Apple Support). Wie kann ich angemeldet bleiben? Es geht um meinen Firefox Account über den ich alle meine Lesezeichen und Passwörter synchronisiere. Das funktioniert auch, bis zum nächsten Start.

Vielen Dank im Voraus

Asked by robinschuetze 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Cannot login to my cox e-mail. Keep receiving error message that URL not found

Up until yesterday I was able to login to my cox e-mail using my bookmark, but now every time I try to login I get an error message that the URL was not found. Please hel… (read more)

Up until yesterday I was able to login to my cox e-mail using my bookmark, but now every time I try to login I get an error message that the URL was not found. Please help me.

Asked by ds1437 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago