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saved logins and passwords wiped, erased, deleted, lost

Very similar to posts in previous years that are archived and largely unanswered or not up-to-date. I opened up my a Firefox session to find out I was logged out of sync… (read more)

Very similar to posts in previous years that are archived and largely unanswered or not up-to-date.

I opened up my a Firefox session to find out I was logged out of sync and when I logged back in all my passwords where erased.

This has been stable for the last 10 months and Firefox has provided a reliable password archive with nice syncing features. However, this is a deal breaker, since I cannot loose the login credentials randomly.

No updates. No conscious logging out. No disregarding warnings etc.

Anyway to revert or retrieve?

Asked by Magnus 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Pocket error message.

Every time i try to log into pocket i get a error message "403". This just started earlier today 1-2-2022. The image upload / attach feature is not working either, it jus… (read more)

Every time i try to log into pocket i get a error message "403". This just started earlier today 1-2-2022. The image upload / attach feature is not working either, it just loops.

Asked by Adam 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Settings / preference page zoom?

I usually leave the default zoom under general settings at 100%, but when I'm in the settings / preference page, I usually set it at 90%. However, in my attempt to clear … (read more)

I usually leave the default zoom under general settings at 100%, but when I'm in the settings / preference page, I usually set it at 90%.

However, in my attempt to clear cache on another issue, I ticked site preferences and offline web site data under clear all history. Ever since, the 90% under about:preferences does not stick like it did previously.

Setting the default zoom at 90% under General sticks, but it also applies 90% under general browsing - which is not what I want.

How could I get back to my previous settings?

Thanks.

Asked by XPFox 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Help me delete my account

I need an email to contact Firefox support, I got locked out from the email connected to my Firefox account and now it's not under my control and I would like to delete i… (read more)

I need an email to contact Firefox support, I got locked out from the email connected to my Firefox account and now it's not under my control and I would like to delete it, what can I do ? Please help me soon Is there an email to contact Firefox for such matters? or what should I do?

Asked by mycommanon 4 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 4 months ago

sync isn't working at all

Just reinstalled my pc, never used a sync from file I always do it that way. 1. download ff 2. login 3. synced it fails at step 3, it just doesn't do anything at all, al… (read more)

Just reinstalled my pc, never used a sync from file I always do it that way.

1. download ff 2. login 3. synced

it fails at step 3, it just doesn't do anything at all, all I can see is my profile picture but nothing else, no bookmarks, no history, no addons, anything

I tried to sync on with my mobile, but there is literally nothing to sync.. I never used a backup file or anything

what should I do to get my addons and bookmarks back?

thanks

Asked by Cooller 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Work-around: WebSDR sites won't save memories stored on my computer

Edit: Rewritten from scratch on Wednesday, June 16, 2021: I am running the new Firefox 89.0 on Linux. Under the Edit menu, the Preferences option is now called Settings… (read more)

Edit: Rewritten from scratch on Wednesday, June 16, 2021:

I am running the new Firefox 89.0 on Linux. Under the Edit menu, the Preferences option is now called Settings.

Please open Settings and search for site data. This displays the pertinent settings for Cookies and Site Data, and for History.

A Web SDR site is a website that gives each of its visitors the ability to tune a Software Defined Radio chip to a different frequency, independent of other users' listening preferences. The audio is streamed back to the user.

It requests that the user supply a user name, often a ham radio operator's callsign. This is used to display on the radio dial where each user is listening. If a name is missing, the user's IP address is used.

A cookie is stored with the user name, and if that cookie survives to the next visit to the site, the name does not have to be re-entered.

The web SDR can allow users to save custom memory presets, and cookies are said to be used to save memory presets "on your computer," and not on the server.

I had set cookie preferences for each site to always allow cookies, and my username was indeed carried over from one browser session to another. But my presets were never saved.

I finally discovered that it was not a cookie, but offline site data storage on my computer that retains these presets.

Under the History section in Preferences of earlier versions of Firefox, I told Firefox to use custom settings, and then I had set first- and third-party cookies to be allowed for the session. I told Firefox to Clear history when it closes, and in the "Settings ..." dialog, I unchecked everything but cache and offline site data. Only cache and offline site data were deleted.

The History section in Settings in FF 89.0 is still set for Firefox to use custom settings, but cookie options are not listed. I still tell Firefox to Clear history when it closes, and the "Settings ..." dialog is the same.

In the Cookies and Site Data section in Settings, I tell Firefox to Delete cookies and site data when it is closed. In the "Exceptions ..." dialog, I enter the address of the website and hit "Always" for everything entered, to save the site's cookies and data from the bulldozer.

It occurred to me that there are two duplicate means to clear cookies and site data.

I went to History and opened the "Settings ... " dialog again and cleared the checkbox for offline site data.

NOW my stored memories on the Web SDR sites are still here! In Firefox 89, do not use History's Clear history when Firefox closes to delete cookies or site data, for that will blow away the cookies that were saved in the Cookies and Site Data's Exceptions!

The browser was overhauled, and History's handling of cookies and site data became obsolete.

I do have a question here: If I am on a site, I can click on the lock in the address bar to retrieve a series of screens that lead me to the Security tab, and to its left, the Permissions tab. By selecting the Permissions tab, I can set the site's permissions for cookies and for persistent storage of site data.

If I set to allow cookies and allow site data in Permissions, does that enter the site address into the Settings' Cookies and Site Data's Exceptions dialog? Or must I still copy the address of the site and go to Settings and enter that in Exceptions also?

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Short key on context menu [Q] how is this supposed to work?

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. … (read more)

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. Please clarify.

(Mozilla FireFox 87.0 on Fedora 33)

Asked by theking2 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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ubuntu html5 livestream error

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not suppo… (read more)

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. (Error #4000)

im using ubuntu, and that old google test failed. any help on fixing?

Asked by makerio0503 9 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 9 months ago

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Ramdomly high IO activity when watching video

It usually happens when I loading page or watching video on YouTube/ Bahamut Anime(ani.gamer.com.tw). When it occurs, the video still can play until the video cache empty… (read more)

It usually happens when I loading page or watching video on YouTube/ Bahamut Anime(ani.gamer.com.tw). When it occurs, the video still can play until the video cache empty, and after switching to another and switching back, the page becomes all white except a loading circle at the center. This situation takes about 3~5 minutes. I have tried refresh firefox, and disable all addons.

Asked by Mizuyoru_TW 1 year ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 1 year ago

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esni (encrypted sni) does not work anymore

In the past I used to be able to turn encrypted sni on I did a firefox reset yesterday then I reinstalled my add ons and I re-enabled encrypted sni by setting: about:conf… (read more)

In the past I used to be able to turn encrypted sni on I did a firefox reset yesterday then I reinstalled my add ons

and I re-enabled encrypted sni by setting: about:config network.security.esni.enabled = true

but when I test it on https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/ the test takes a lot longer and also everything is green except esni: "Your browser did not encrypt the SNI when visiting this page."

So something is clearly wrong, but I don't know what it is.

how do I fix this?

Asked by mywebradio 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Always Crash - Ubuntu 18.04

Hi, I'm Sen, I have problem with firefox on my ubuntu, I'm using ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit, n my firefox version is 83.0 (default), So.. the problem is, my firefox always cr… (read more)

Hi,

I'm Sen,

I have problem with firefox on my ubuntu, I'm using ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit, n my firefox version is 83.0 (default),

So.. the problem is, my firefox always crash, I have tried to refresh, change profile, reinstall it, even use another version of firefox, but it keep crashing,

I don't know is it related or not to my problem but i have attach some logs about firefox in my ubuntu system log,

If any other information that u need please tell me, And please help me...

Thank you...

Asked by my4ndroid.s3nd 1 year ago

Last reply by user3300027 1 year ago

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How Do I Change/Disable Keyboard Shortcuts?

I do not use the majority of keyboard controls in Firefox-- only Ctrl+F. Lately, I've noticed that using Ctrl+I in editor windows also pops up the Page Info window, which… (read more)

I do not use the majority of keyboard controls in Firefox-- only Ctrl+F. Lately, I've noticed that using Ctrl+I in editor windows also pops up the Page Info window, which I have never used on purpose and am perfectly comfortable accessing via Firefox's menubar.

I have been searching for over an hour, and every Firefox add-on that I can find to fix this problem has been removed.

Ideally, I would like to be able to configure all of my keyboard shortcuts, but practically I will settle for being able to disable Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, and Ctrl-U.

Asked by Viktyr C Gehrig 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Sorry. We’ve locked your account. The confirmation email we sent to xxxxx@gmail.com was returned.....

attempting to login to Firefox sync I'm told the system has just locked my account - which is odd because I just logged in with the account to log this issue. Message is… (read more)

attempting to login to Firefox sync I'm told the system has just locked my account - which is odd because I just logged in with the account to log this issue. Message is : "Sorry. We’ve locked your account.

The confirmation email we sent to xxxxxx@gmail.com was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data.

If this is a valid email address, let us know and we can help unlock your account."

There is nothing wrong with my gmail account either - I checked gmail is not bouncing mail back sent to my address.

Asked by BlackWeta 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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facebook container

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for i… (read more)

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for it if someone was making sure to exclusively open facebook.com in its own profile. Say you set up a profile(from about:profiles) namely "BIg Brothers" for notorious trackers like google, facebook , twitter etc so they can perpetually track each other with simple rules to observe like : - Never open an external(shared) link - Never access any other website through that profile.

Is there a particular feature the add-on is bringing up that the native interface is missing ? The other reason is add-ons are great but they tend to bloat the system impeding the browsing experience. I am the kind of guy who opens 7 concurrent tabs each running heavy js code so the lighter the better.

Thank you in advance,

Dom

Asked by domignon 1 year ago

Last reply by user2851622 1 year ago