Who sets this up?

I’d appreciate an explanation from someone who knows the background about what happens when websites pass information to each another. I am using Vanguard’s website, whic… (read more)

I’d appreciate an explanation from someone who knows the background about what happens when websites pass information to each another.

I am using Vanguard’s website, which is the only one (out of those that I use) that prevents me from blocking tracking content and which also forces me to allow social media tracking. If I do not allow this, the website doesn’t work.

I attached two files: a capture of content tracking and a capture of the social media tracking shown by Firefox when I use Vanguard's website.

I would like to understand the following:

1. Is Vanguard the one enabling all of this tracking? If so, do they program it into their website? 2. Is there usually some kind of agreement between Vanguard and the 3rd parties and social media companies that Vanguard passes information to? 3. Is there any financial benefit to a company like Vanguard to do this?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 32 minutes ago

Retrieving Bookmarks from Profile for new computer

This is super annoying. Apologies in advance. Brand New computer. Do not have access to old desktop presently. Did not export. Not an ideal situation. Downloaded & si… (read more)

This is super annoying. Apologies in advance. Brand New computer. Do not have access to old desktop presently. Did not export. Not an ideal situation. Downloaded & signed into my FireFox account & can not find my former computers' Bookmarks. Anywhere. Everything else (add-ons) loaded fine & am able to continue but for some reason FF erased everything. I've spent 4 hours reading through countless suggestions to no avail. Why a major company like this doesn't have 24 hour support is beyond me. Ha.

If anyone can help me locate yesterdays (literally) Bookmarks & everything else I'm missing from my FF profile, I would be grateful. Sounds like this is an ongoing issue. Been running FF since 2016. They have to exist somewhere.

Asked by bowmanitis 34 minutes ago

Remove the minimize, maximize, and close buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar … (read more)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar of apps. The does not work in Firefox, minimize, maximize & close remain. I'm assuming this is related to Firefox's ability to remove the title bar all together so tabs can be at the top. The Firefox Customize... page allows you to change just about everything else in the UI except these three buttons.

Is there a way to remove Firefox's minimize, maximize and close buttons?

In case it matters I really only care about the Close button (not Close tab) because GNOME Tweaks lets you remove the minimize & maximize buttons from all apps.

Thanks

Asked by Elias K Gardner 3 hours ago

Unable to see text

I accidentally set my text and screen display the same color. Now I am unable to see anything in Firefox. I am using MacOS. I have attempted to check the Application Supp… (read more)

I accidentally set my text and screen display the same color. Now I am unable to see anything in Firefox. I am using MacOS. I have attempted to check the Application Support to modify the folder that stores the preferences folder, but Firefox is not listed. Thanks

Asked by twimberly83 5 hours ago

Permissions section of Site Information panel is wrong?

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041 I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security. When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info… (read more)

Firefox 86.0b2, Windows 10 build 19041

I browse in permanent private mode, strict enhanced security.

When I logout of gmail, the permissions icon appears in the Site Info panel, image attached. When I choose X, the icon disappears; it says "a refresh might be necessary". When i refresh, the icon is back. No google cookie is listed in "Cookies and site data"

I refreshed firefox, reapplied my preferences. Problem persists.

I first noticed it this afternoon; it does not happen with Firefox 85, same privacy settings.

Is there something I can do to change this behaviour?

Thanks.

-merina

Asked by merina 6 hours ago

How to disable url loading notification in bottom left

Hi, Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the b… (read more)

Hi,

Is there a way to disable the little notification that pops up showing what url is being loaded or that pops up when you mouse over a link in the bottom left of the browser?

I'm using an OLED and am trying to disable as many re-current static objects as possible. In my 25 years of web browsing I've never found this to be a useful feature so I'd rather it be disabled.

I can't seem to find any settings pertaining to it and all the info I can find on disabling is quite old and doesn't seem to be accurate anymore.

Any tips would be very appreciated.

Asked by the.blind.artist 7 hours ago

New Tab Top Sites Icon Background Color

Background I have recently made a modification to my Firefox profile folder to allow the New Tab page to have a background image, but now I am noticing some strange behav… (read more)

Background

I have recently made a modification to my Firefox profile folder to allow the New Tab page to have a background image, but now I am noticing some strange behavior.

When first running Firefox it looks like this.

As you can see, for the sites that don't have a high-quality favicon available, Firefox uses a letter and the low-quality favicon. What I'm pointing out here is that the background for these is transparent.

However, when I open some sites and navigate around, I come back to see this.

There is now no visible letter and the background color for these icons have changed to white. I cannot seem to reproduce this, it just eventually happens after regular use.

This can be fixed by closing the browser and reopening it, but obviously, that's an inconvenience.

Question

Is there a way I can force the icon backgrounds to be transparent, or at least change the solid color to something more fitting to the theme? If possible, please let me know if there is a reason this is happening.

Note: I would rather not resort to setting a custom thumbnail for each of these because I like the way Firefox handles it by default. I'm just looking to fix the "ugly" white background that comes out of nowhere.

Asked by VoidTwo 9 hours ago

fillable-pdf files

Hi , I am happy that now I can use Firefox with fillable /saveable pdf files most of the time. Unfortunately sometime I have a problem if later I open the pdf with other … (read more)

Hi ,

I am happy that now I can use Firefox with fillable /saveable pdf files most of the time. Unfortunately sometime I have a problem if later I open the pdf with other software: I filled the first 3 line of https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/formspubs/pbg/t3ret/t3ret-fill-20e.pdf and when I saved it and reopened with Microsoft Edge and Xodo some number are missing in the field "Trust account number". I refuse to use Acrobat Reader. Then I can not change the type of fonts or put bold. Could you please fix it?

Have a nice day

Piero

Asked by pierofor 10 hours ago

Firefox Relay Icon in Email Fields - Can't disable

I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64, Version 84.0.2 (64-bit). I really enjoy using Firefox Relay, but I would like to disable the icon in email field… (read more)

I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS x86_64, Version 84.0.2 (64-bit). I really enjoy using Firefox Relay, but I would like to disable the icon in email fields. When I click on the switch that does so, it refuses to toggle off. I've Googled and browsed the forums here, but can't find anybody that's experiencing the same issue. I thought that maybe an extension that I have is preventing me from toggling off, but disabling every other extension changed nothing.

Asked by chriscohen 10 hours ago

clearing browsing data

Why does clearing my browsing data delete the "top sites" symbols pinned to my home page? I use these sites every day and don't want to have to replace them every time I … (read more)

Why does clearing my browsing data delete the "top sites" symbols pinned to my home page? I use these sites every day and don't want to have to replace them every time I clear my browsing history. Other browsers leave them in place. Is there a way to keep them there unless I intend to delete them?

Asked by ksarnsugr 11 hours ago

Impossible to get answers to my requests via QWANT

Hi everybody... My browser is QWANT (and not Google) , I hv been using it for years with FIREFOX...and it is supposed to be my browser "par default", since 2 days I can't… (read more)

Hi everybody... My browser is QWANT (and not Google) , I hv been using it for years with FIREFOX...and it is supposed to be my browser "par default", since 2 days I can't hv any answer when I make a reqsuest. It just says "check yr connexion or try again". But everything is working fine otherwise...Do you hv any idea what the problem is ? thks a lot for yr help...Dana

Asked by manier.danielle 12 hours ago

Logitech M720 back/forward buttons not working

The back/forward buttons on my mouse are not working as intended, ONLY on the Firefox browser. The actions work correctly on every other application and browser that I us… (read more)

The back/forward buttons on my mouse are not working as intended, ONLY on the Firefox browser. The actions work correctly on every other application and browser that I use. With Firefox, when the back/forward buttons are pressed, the "up/down" scroll is triggered. This is not how I have mapped my mouse. Please look into fixing this. It is very annoying. Thank you.

Asked by dgo1015 15 hours ago

How to change(widen) the Margins when I view my Markdown file on Firefox browser.

Greetings all, Is there a way to change the margins of viewed markdown files by going into, for example, about:config or another way? Would this or some other commands al… (read more)

Greetings all, Is there a way to change the margins of viewed markdown files by going into, for example, about:config or another way? Would this or some other commands allow me to change the left and right margins?

I would like to change (widen primarily) the margins of markdown files when I view them on my Firefox browser. I use a lot of Markdown, for writing, scientific work (RMarkdown), and note-taking. I am currently using a Markdown text editor (Abricotine, not that this should matter) that simply calls up Firefox and sends the text/markdown to the screen. However, when I view the .md files the margins seem very small to me.

Cheers,

Asked by Mock 15 hours ago

Developer Tools separate window view - menu bar colour

Hello, I am using Firefox 85.0 on OSX 10.14.6. Both Firefox Dev Tools and OSX are set to Dark Mode. However the menubar on the Developer Tools pop-out window (separate wi… (read more)

Hello,

I am using Firefox 85.0 on OSX 10.14.6. Both Firefox Dev Tools and OSX are set to Dark Mode. However the menubar on the Developer Tools pop-out window (separate window view) is showing light grey. Please see attached image which shows the menu bar colour.

Is there any way I can change this to match the dark theme of my system?

This may seem petty, but I use the pop-out console a lot in my workflow and the bright coloured bar is bothering me! I have just switched over from Chrome which correctly matches the menubar to the system theme.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by azleeb 16 hours ago

importing passwords from Chrome

When I click import passwords from another browser, Chrome does not show up in the list to import from. Also, Firefox does not save passwords and sign ins from the ones I… (read more)

When I click import passwords from another browser, Chrome does not show up in the list to import from.

Also, Firefox does not save passwords and sign ins from the ones I put in in Firefox.

Asked by dennfwl 16 hours ago

Firefox Dynamic Theme Switch

In Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox can dynamically switch between light and dark theme based on system theme anytime. But In other OS ( Arch gnome ) , you have to restart Firefox t… (read more)

In Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox can dynamically switch between light and dark theme based on system theme anytime. But In other OS ( Arch gnome ) , you have to restart Firefox to refresh the system gtk theme. Is there an api/bash command to do so manually ?

Asked by kushraj1532 17 hours ago

Firefox window menu options on Mac

Hi Folks, I've recently started working with a Mac (Catalina) and found an oddity that only seems to apply to Firefox. I set up keyboard shortcuts for moving windows betw… (read more)

Hi Folks,

I've recently started working with a Mac (Catalina) and found an oddity that only seems to apply to Firefox. I set up keyboard shortcuts for moving windows between my macbook display and an external monitor using the in-built keyboard options to add shortcuts.

These target the Window>Move to [DISPLAY NAME] menu entries at the top of the screen. For some reason Firefox windows don't have this menu entry and therefore my shortcuts don't move Firefox windows between my screens.

I've included a couple screenshots to demonstrate. It's not a huge deal but I wonder if it's an issue with my machine or just a quirk of Firefox?

Asked by totzo 19 hours ago