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is it safe to delete "app.normandy" in about:config? It over rides Do Not Install Studies preferences.

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate … (read more)

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate in any study. Under Privacy and Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use, I unchecked the box to DISALLOW studies. ~ I am NOT enrolled in any study according to about:studies ~

--> How can I stop this? Can I delete all these "app.normandy."options in the about:config window without breaking the browser? Or do I set all or some to False? I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

~ The bigger question: Why is Firefox is inserting these 'studies' surreptiously irregardless of the options I set? ~

I deliberately stopped installing upgrades after v.84 to avoid problems caused by unannounced changes to functionality and the interface. Especially after the terrible changes to the print function which I encountered using another computer. But this disruptive, unwanted Print experiment appeared on this PC, despite not updating.

Thank you to the helpful moderators who can identify which about:config options we can change to false to roll back changes. However, it is not beneficial to make us waste hours to hunt these down.


"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

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Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

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bangla words reading problem

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1324409] dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read t… (read more)

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dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect or wrong bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

Chrome browser has no such problem, then why in firefox. Please someone solve out the issue or give me solution as early as possible.

                                                                                                                             as a regular user of firefox   
                                                                                                                                                nahid

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 3 weeks ago

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bangla words reading problem

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread. dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correct… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread.

dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect or wrong bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

Chrome browser has no such problem, then why in firefox. Please someone solve out the issue or give me solution as early as possible.

                                                                                                                             as a regular user of firefox   
                                                                                                                                                nahid

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 3 weeks 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 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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My addons such as adblock, privacy blocker etc,

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how man… (read more)

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how many sites have been blocked. I asked this question a little earlier today and one community member said to click on the >> at the left of the tool bar. I do not have any of those marks on my tool bar. Any other suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by Sonyy89 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Allow local http://

As a casual web developer I have a few sites that run on my Windows 10 system. Until today, when v84.0.1 was installed, I could access my installation of phymyadmin with … (read more)

As a casual web developer I have a few sites that run on my Windows 10 system. Until today, when v84.0.1 was installed, I could access my installation of phymyadmin with http://pma. That is no longer possible. Even though History shows recent use of that URL, explicit entering of "http://pma" is converted to https and connection fails. Privacy & Security 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode' is already set. I see no reason why I need SSL for connections to my own system. Please advise.

Asked by truckeesolutions 2 months ago

Answered by truckeesolutions 2 months ago

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VPN problems

VPN will not turn on see images. See sequence of images, in screen shot 4 VPN is on task bar, after clicking VPN on task bar The next three events take place. dupe. https… (read more)

VPN will not turn on see images. See sequence of images, in screen shot 4 VPN is on task bar, after clicking VPN on task bar The next three events take place.

dupe. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318927

Asked by nzauman 2 months ago

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Every day I get over 60 fake or unwanted email, its so bad I spend all my time deleting them.

I think my email been hacked, I get over 60 emails from fake web sites. It so bad I spend most of my time deleting them. Instead of reading them. Some time they lock it … (read more)

I think my email been hacked, I get over 60 emails from fake web sites. It so bad I spend most of my time deleting them. Instead of reading them. Some time they lock it where I cannot use my spam key to delete.

Asked by ERNestinEGail 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

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My electronic certificates have disappeared from the firefox container

My electronic certificates have disappeared from the firefox container: A few days ago my electronic certificates have disappeared from the firefox container The certific… (read more)

My electronic certificates have disappeared from the firefox container: A few days ago my electronic certificates have disappeared from the firefox container The certificate provider has vetoed me from delivering a new certificate, because it is the second time Firefox has lost a certificate in 2020. The certificates I need for any management before the administration of Spain and more now with the COVID After it is granted, you have to verify your identity with the Tax Agency, and they have already called my attention for renewing the same year a certificate that firefox loses when it is updated. I'm very, very pissed off I will have to switch to Chrome

Asked by Javier Olivares Sebastiá 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Older Firefox versions

What I believe to be a mozilla site "https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/" has all the older FF versions but when I downloaded the Mac OS version 81.0 which is t… (read more)

What I believe to be a mozilla site "https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/" has all the older FF versions but when I downloaded the Mac OS version 81.0 which is the en-US version it does not have the new credit card feature and it also does not have D.O.H. active by default.

The sha256 hash is c4975a1a73dd1976e1f58cf5822921d25f2fb4a0e092897037e039d7ac6b8a67

It should be en-US but it does not have the new credit card feature in the menu. Why? Is FTP site no longer valid?

Asked by Mace2 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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I need to install a personal certificate

Hi, I need a help. I need to install a personal certificate. When I try to import it, it asks me for a password, can you tell me what password it is? I entered the accoun… (read more)

Hi, I need a help. I need to install a personal certificate. When I try to import it, it asks me for a password, can you tell me what password it is? I entered the account password but it is incorrect. Ciao ho bisogno di aiuto. Devo scaricare un certificato personale. Quando provo ad importarlo mi chiede una password. Potete dirmi che password mi chiede? Ho inserito quella dell'account ma mi dice che è sbagliata.

Asked by jennaleotta 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Security of Firefox: Is It Still Secure?

Greetings everyone, I know this may sound like a strange question, but I'm very serious. I just read an article that says Firefox is in danger of being shut down I've al… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

I know this may sound like a strange question, but I'm very serious.

I just read an article that says Firefox is in danger of being shut down

I've always seen Firefox as the most trustworthy web browser and so I was planning on using Firefox as my main web browser for the long term. However, after reading this article I've become very anxious.

Article link: https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/08/15/1955237/can-firefox-be-saved

I'd really appreciate any advice.

Asked by Helpless_Quest 6 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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identifing networks used

FF is using networks that I cannot identify its usage and appear to be built in. Example FF connects to ec2-34-218-161-109.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com Does FF provide… (read more)

FF is using networks that I cannot identify its usage and appear to be built in. Example FF connects to ec2-34-218-161-109.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

Does FF provide a method to identify networks it uses?

Asked by Mace2 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago