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Firefox refusing Primary Password

Today, after browsing about whether or not I should continue using Firefox as my password manager, I decided to mitigate the most important security flaw in browser based… (read more)

Today, after browsing about whether or not I should continue using Firefox as my password manager, I decided to mitigate the most important security flaw in browser based password managers, by setting up a Primary Password. I choose to use an easy to remember 8 word long passphrase as my Primary Password. I noted down the passphrase in my diary. Due to problem while loading YouTube, I decided to restart Firefox by going to about:profiles and selecting "restart normally". This issue where Firefox starts to struggle connecting to internet is a relatively common occurrence on my Firefox install, and restarting Firefox fixes the issue. When Firefox restarted, I was prompted to enter the primary password. I confidently entered my passphrase, but it was rejected. I tried to typing to it more carefully several times. I got my diary and checked it to make sure I was entering the passphrase correctly. Following troubleshooting steps on a similar thread, I restarted firefox, no luck. I than rebooted my computer, issue persisted. I decided to restart Firefox with extensions disabled, and also in troubleshooting mode. Firefox still rejects my passphrase. I have my Firefox account synchronized with two Android phones. Will reinstalling Firefox and syncing with my Firefox account solve the problem? In a similar troubleshooting thread, renaming key4.db and logins.json is suggested. However, it has not been explained very clearly. My logins.json file was modified an hour before disaster, even though I had made no changes to any of my logins or the master password. Is my logins.json corrupted causing the issue? I will like to point out a design flaw in Firefox which might have caused the issue. I usually want to see what I am typing when I am entering an encryption password. This is to make sure that I don't mistype something. However, in Firefox Primary Password configuration window, there is not option to see what you are typing. Firefox relies on low probability of typing the wrong password twice. I don't think devs should be so worried about shoulder attacks to not even allow users option to view what they typing. My case might be that low probability situation where I made the same mistake while typing the passphrase twice.

Asked by sushreysrivastava1999 8 months ago

Answered by sushreysrivastava1999 8 months ago

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No decoder found for audio/mpeg

System: MacOS 13.5 Hardware: Apple M1 Max Firefox version: 116.0.1 about:support / Media Audio Backend: audiounit-rust Codec Support Information: Codec Name Software Deco… (read more)

System: MacOS 13.5 Hardware: Apple M1 Max Firefox version: 116.0.1 about:support / Media Audio Backend: audiounit-rust Codec Support Information: Codec Name Software Decoding Hardware Decoding H264 Supported Unsupported AAC Supported Unsupported Opus Supported Unsupported Vorbis Supported Unsupported Wave Supported Unsupported


Having a problem with an mp3 content on all sites. In console I can see error: Error Code: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) Details: Error no decoder found for audio/mpeg

The same error shows when starting firefox from terminal: [Child 1234, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=11dddc400 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - Error no decoder found for audio/mpeg: file /builds/worker/checkouts/gecko/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp:166

It seems like not a system problem, because I can open and listen an mp3 files in quicktime. And chrome browser also not having any problems playing an mp3 content.

Firefox installed with dmg downloaded from site, but also tried install with brew - same result. The problem occurs in incognito mode too.

Asked by crazytushkan 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Firefox completely unresponsive. Tabs crashing

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox multiple times, I've refreshed it, but tabs keep automatically crashing. Like, every new tab crashes immediately, the search bar… (read more)

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox multiple times, I've refreshed it, but tabs keep automatically crashing. Like, every new tab crashes immediately, the search bar is empty too.

I've tried troubleshoot mode and the tabs still crash. No extensions are running.

I can't sign into my account because that tab also crashes. The only thing that really works is opening settings.

There are no crash reports because FF is running but unresponsive due to tab issues.

Really annoyed because this happened randomly.

Asked by MK 2 weeks ago

Answered by MK 7 hours ago

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restore tabs

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a fi… (read more)

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a file called upgrade.jsonlz4 from November, maybe that could be used to restore tabs somehow?

Asked by ss-shadow 3 days ago

Answered by ss-shadow 8 hours ago

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Bug report: Cursors appearing next to buttons after clicking on them in v120.0

For whatever reason, I can't find a simple way to file a bug report. Starting 120.0, or maybe in 120.0.1, I've started seeing a cursor appearing next to buttons and other… (read more)

For whatever reason, I can't find a simple way to file a bug report. Starting 120.0, or maybe in 120.0.1, I've started seeing a cursor appearing next to buttons and other components on web pages that you definitely would not expect to see cursors next to.

It seems that a cursor has started to display when I click on web components even if it's not a text entry field. I've included a screen shot that includes a cursor appearing next to the Refresh button in Gmail, for example.

There's even a cursor appear in the "Browse" button on this very page in the Add Images section.

Asked by John Neiberger 13 hours ago

Answered by zeroknight 12 hours ago

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Why I cannot type the search content any longer into the G search bar in middle page?

What has happened to typing and viewing the content of the search INSIDE the Google search box? Why this does not work now and the search moves to the address bar where i… (read more)

What has happened to typing and viewing the content of the search INSIDE the Google search box? Why this does not work now and the search moves to the address bar where it is tight and one cannot see all content of the search? Why have you done this? How can I bring it back please? I hate is as is now.

Asked by Kostas Trivizas 2 days ago

Answered by Terry 2 days ago

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missing bookmarks

Hello, my bookmarks including the bookmarks bar have disappeared, within just a few hours of them being visible. When I clicked on the View menu button and selected Toolb… (read more)

Hello, my bookmarks including the bookmarks bar have disappeared, within just a few hours of them being visible. When I clicked on the View menu button and selected Toolbars, the setting was somehow changed to Never Show. I changed it back to Always Show, but I'm curious how it would change itself to Never Show. I haven't completed an OS update for several days, and this incident just occurred today. All day long, my bookmarks were present; I turned off my computer about 5PM. When I turned it back on about 8PM, the bookmarks were gone. Help and thank you.

Asked by mj_stigliano 1 day ago

Answered by zeroknight 18 hours ago

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browser.link.open_newwindow keeps changing to 2, instead of the default 3

Hi, I have an issue that about:config > browser.link.open_newwindow keeps setting itself to '2', so I have to repeatedly go in and reset it to '3'. Not entirely sure… (read more)

Hi,

I have an issue that about:config > browser.link.open_newwindow keeps setting itself to '2', so I have to repeatedly go in and reset it to '3'.

Not entirely sure what could've caused this, all I've been able to find is this here support article with another bloke having the samme issue, but what seemed to be only once.

I haven't done much in way of troubleshooting, as I'm not really sure how to go about doing that for a browser.

If I had to guess, it would be either something updating, or an extension yanking my chain, so here's the list of every extension I have installed:

1Password - Password Manager Allkeyshop - Compare Game Prices Bitwarden - Free Password Manager Buster: Captcha Solver for Humans Dark Reader Disable YouTube Cards Duplicate Tab Shortcut Fast Copy Links Honey NordVPN - A VPN Proxy Extension for Firefox Return YouTube Dislike Tab Reloader (page auto refresh) uBlock Origin

Asked by Bean 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Spotify webplayer on Firefox is unuseable after updating to latest version

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." I will play … (read more)

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

I will play a song from a playlist and is given that pop-up, it will continue skipping to the next song until it plays, but only for 9-10 seconds until the song mutes, to specify, the dot (when hovered on the progress bar) will still move, indicating that "it's playing".

Some clarifications: 1. I use Spotify Desktop app (windows), Spotify App (android), and Spotify Webplayer on Chrome and Firefox. Everything works just as fine on all of these, except for Spotify Webplayer on Firefox. 2. Skipping to a later timestamp does not unmute the song. 2. I have Spotify Premium 3. I have no VPN 4. I am running Firefox with an ad blocker 5. I am running Chrome with an ad blocker (same ad blocker in Fifefox) 6. I am running Firefox to the latest version (Firefox 119.0.1 (20231106151204))

What I've done so far: 1. Cleared caches and data. 2. Updated my Windows to the latest update available - Win10 v.22H2 3. Signed-out of Spotify for all my devices, then logging-in first on Spotify Desktop (this automatically redirects to Firefox webplayer) 4. Ran Firefox on "Troubleshoot Mode" 5. Un-checked and re-checked "Play DRM content" setting. 6. Disabled and re-enabled the plug-in "Widevine Content Decryption Module by Google Inc". (this plug-in is last udpated on November 17, 4.10.2710.0

I'm including this link from Spotify's Community page.. where two other users, who commented it is only with Firefox (webplayer), are experiencing the same problem as I am. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-can-t-play-this-right-now-If-you-have-the-file-on-your/m-p/5679914#M123192

Asked by kit 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanently selected

Firefox was working well on HTTP websites until a few days ago, but now HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanent. Despite changing settings to 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode'… (read more)

Firefox was working well on HTTP websites until a few days ago, but now HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanent. Despite changing settings to 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode', when HTTP sites are selected I get the same message as for 'HTTPS-Only Mode'. Also, if I select 'Enable HTTPS-Only Mode in all windows' and add exceptions, I get the same result.

Asked by baritone2 5 months ago

Answered by MarkRH 5 months ago

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Replacement for Quick Tabs Ported addon

I use the Quick Tabs Ported addon. Developement has stopped. What's nice about it is that it's a combo toolbar button tab counter with a badge, as well as a tab session… (read more)

I use the Quick Tabs Ported addon. Developement has stopped.

What's nice about it is that it's a combo toolbar button tab counter with a badge, as well as a tab session drop down menu with a search field (pretty much like the built-in "List all tabs").

My issue is that the menu is slow loading, and I was hoping I could find a replacement that can be customized to make the menu entries more compact (remove the spaces between tabs) and display in a proper order

Asked by noel_envode 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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GoToMeeting Using Firefox

I have been using Firefox and GoToMeeting for years, suddenly this month (July 2023) I get the following message when I try to open a GoToMeeting session” “Sorry, this b… (read more)

I have been using Firefox and GoToMeeting for years, suddenly this month (July 2023) I get the following message when I try to open a GoToMeeting session”

“Sorry, this browser isn’t supported. Join in your browser by opening the link below in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.”

I don’t want to use either of those browsers.

What can I do to keep both Firefox and GoToMeeting?

Asked by napkinsketch2 4 months ago

Answered by napkinsketch2 4 months ago

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banking protection

Firefox recently started banking protection when it thinks I am accessing a bank Web site. Settings has no information about it. How can I exempt a particular site from b… (read more)

Firefox recently started banking protection when it thinks I am accessing a bank Web site. Settings has no information about it. How can I exempt a particular site from banking protection?

Asked by kodaiborn 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Click X (Twitter) link always goes back to previous link when Google Analytics Suppression AddOn installed

Running Firefox 120.0.1 on Windows 10. I also run Vivaldi and test with Chrome. I installed Google Analytics Opt-Out add-ons on FF, Vivaldi, and Chrome. When I go to a… (read more)

Running Firefox 120.0.1 on Windows 10. I also run Vivaldi and test with Chrome. I installed Google Analytics Opt-Out add-ons on FF, Vivaldi, and Chrome. When I go to any site with links to X (Twitter), and click on the link, instead of that link appearing the last X link I went to appears. If I click again I get to the correct link.

When I disable the Google Analytics Opt-Out add-on all works fine. This doesn't happen with either of the Chromium browsers, so I'm thinking there's something happening in Firefox by avoiding Google analytics that isn't in the Chromium browsers. In addition, this behavior began within the past couple of weeks of recent FF updates.

I installed several different Google Analytics add-ons and the same thing happened in FF, but not in the Chromium browsers.

Any ideas? I know I can disable the analytics crushers but I really don't want Google hijacking my browsing.

Asked by Bill 2 days ago

Answered by Bill 1 day ago

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Firefox crashes on my new pc

I have recentlly built a new pc. I have updated windows, graphcs drivewrs and checked that the ram is good. I have submitedn the crash log: bp-c292b4b1-dbec-41f5-a25f-58… (read more)

I have recentlly built a new pc. I have updated windows, graphcs drivewrs and checked that the ram is good. I have submitedn the crash log: bp-c292b4b1-dbec-41f5-a25f-5823f0231202

Asked by SA_Dragon 2 days ago

Answered by SA_Dragon 2 days ago

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Cannot disable session restore

Whenever I open Firefox, it opens every tab from my previous session. I don't want this - if I closed the window, it was because I wanted it closed, and I don't need any… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox, it opens every tab from my previous session. I don't want this - if I closed the window, it was because I wanted it closed, and I don't need any automated system to re-open everything on the off chance I was wrong. I believe the setting for this is on the General tab, but as you can see in the attached screenshot, it's definitely off, yet the feature won't go away. I also tried changing the config settings, as listed here:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1285172/firefox-always-restores-windows-and-tabs-after-reboot

, but it had no effect.

How do I stop Firefox opening these tabs without permission?

Asked by Kazza 1 day ago

Answered by Kazza 1 day ago

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Firefox crash after ubuntu 22 update.

After an update of ubuntu 22 on my computer, Firefox does not render properly (see the screenshot of my desktop). I have tried to reinstall it but it continues to happen.… (read more)

After an update of ubuntu 22 on my computer, Firefox does not render properly (see the screenshot of my desktop). I have tried to reinstall it but it continues to happen. All the other programs works fine, it is only firefox.

My system is: Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS Processor: AMD Rysen 5 3600 6 core procesor x 12 Graphics: AMD Radeon rx 5500 tx

Thanks.

Asked by holadanielam 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago