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past searches being saved even while private browsing

Hello! I always use private browsing so I thought that my history was totally not being saved, but discovered recently that when I started to type within the search field… (read more)

Hello!

I always use private browsing so I thought that my history was totally not being saved, but discovered recently that when I started to type within the search field, that many of my past searches were listed in the search field with the type highlighted in purple. I had to manually go in and delete all of these past searches. I don't want any search history to be saved. Is there a setting in preferences that I'm somehow missing? Why is Firefox saving these past searches if I have it set to Always Use Private Browsing?

Thank you!

Asked by amygrams7 1 month ago

Answered by amygrams7 1 month ago

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Restricted Access using Mozilla

I mistakenly blocked a website that I use all the time this morning. I am not getting a big red exclamation point and it says Restricted Access. I need to regain access… (read more)

I mistakenly blocked a website that I use all the time this morning. I am not getting a big red exclamation point and it says Restricted Access. I need to regain access to this site as I use it daily for business. Help! Thanks.

Asked by stlhseeker 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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Virus / malware issue

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefende… (read more)

Hi, I tried to download a script but Firefox warned me it had a virus / malware. So I immediately put it in trash, emptied trash, restarted my Macbook and used Bitdefender to scan my Mac. Fortunately it detected no viruses. So I think I'm good (Hopefully!)

But, every time I open Firefox now, a little window appears at the top showing my last download and telling me it had a virus or malware - I'm posting a screenshot of this. I removed it from my history, and cleared the preview panel, but it still pops up. To be clear, this only happens when I completely close Firefox and reopen it, not when I just open new windows or tabs.

How can I get it to stop popping up with this message? Also - one other oddity, each time I open Firefox, it says the time this script was downloaded matches the time I open Firefox (as opposed to when I actually downloaded the pdf - about an hour ago)

Asked by sunnybleckinger 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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How to unblock a website that exceptions does not help

I have spent hours trying to unblock a site i have previously used before your upgrade. every time its a nightmare. Why can't your program remember exceptions. I tried… (read more)

I have spent hours trying to unblock a site i have previously used before your upgrade. every time its a nightmare. Why can't your program remember exceptions. I tried all the exception options. I tried adding the certificate exception and was told it was valid and did not need an exception. Why does everyone feel the need to make our lives harder with the illusion you are protecting us. Make it easier to go to websites that we want to go to and not a hassle every time you decide to change something. Website is https://www.btdig.com/. Thanks for your time.

Asked by risso74 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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I need to turn off my Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed setting.

I need to turn off my Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed setting.I have wrongly turn on this setting i need to turn off this setting.please help me to ch… (read more)

I need to turn off my Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed setting.I have wrongly turn on this setting i need to turn off this setting.please help me to change it.

Asked by Sridhar 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox Primary Password Not Working

I haven't had to sign in for a while, so tonight when I tried and I typed the password in correctly the box just immediately closes and reopens like its incorrect. I have… (read more)

I haven't had to sign in for a while, so tonight when I tried and I typed the password in correctly the box just immediately closes and reopens like its incorrect. I have tried locating the key3.db and key4.db which I can't find on my system, nor can I find the login.json that is supposed to have the log of passwords to back them up. I don't have any 3rd party password managers and I've tried with my VPN disconnected. I've used the password generator to secure some of my websites so I don't even know was some of my passwords are, so resetting the primary password would be a huge hassle. If someone could please help me out I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

Asked by Jeremiah 1 month ago

Answered by Jeremiah 1 month ago

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browser tracking

It appears web sites can track my activity on their site. How do I make it so a given web site can't track me? Does Firefox have a setting that makes it more difficult to… (read more)

It appears web sites can track my activity on their site. How do I make it so a given web site can't track me? Does Firefox have a setting that makes it more difficult to track me on a given web site? I've seen where a VPN, not sure what that is, can be of big help. How do I initiate a VPN and are there free VPN's? When I visit this particular site it states, "from your site login activity" and goes on from there what they want to do. How do I make it more difficult for a web site to be able to track my log in activity? Will a VPN solve this problem? Or, does Firefox have various accessories that can do the same thing? I know deleting cookies with this particular site does not solve the issue for me. Can someone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 month ago

Answered by Dropa 1 month ago

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Website Login not Retained while Browsing

I don't mean "saving" login information for later use, that I do not want to do. What I mean by the login not being retained is that when I log-in to a website like say … (read more)

I don't mean "saving" login information for later use, that I do not want to do. What I mean by the login not being retained is that when I log-in to a website like say Amazon, while I'm browsing, I end up having to re-enter my login information pretty much every other time that I switch between pages. I've never had an issue like that with any other browser. Is there some setting I need to adjust to stop that from happening? As I said, I'm not looking to save my passwords and usernames within the browser, I just want to effectively browse a website after logging into it without needing to login every time I move between pages. Thanks!

Asked by The_Dude_Abides 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Stop saving any form data or usernames

Hello, I have autofills and login savings disabled, but browser still seems to be saving form data including usernames. How do I disable browser saving any form inputs al… (read more)

Hello,

I have autofills and login savings disabled, but browser still seems to be saving form data including usernames. How do I disable browser saving any form inputs altogether?

Asked by ezjoteqxclpyndcdpw 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01. I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit cards… (read more)

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01.

I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit cards in Firefox Privacy & Security.

Please help?

Asked by Neil 2 months ago

Answered by Neil 1 month ago

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How to recover passwords from logins.json-1.corrupt?

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder. Renaming it b… (read more)

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder.

Renaming it back to logins.json with restarting the computer does not work.

There are no previous versions of these two files available in the system.

Please let me know how I can recover passwords, may be with a special software.

Thank you!

Asked by DVS75 2 months ago

Answered by DVS75 2 months ago

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Access to HSBC online banking

For years I’ve had no difficulty accessing online my HSBC bank accounts in UK using Firefox. In recent days they have changed their security access method whereby their s… (read more)

For years I’ve had no difficulty accessing online my HSBC bank accounts in UK using Firefox. In recent days they have changed their security access method whereby their site now requests a security number generated on one’s phone using the HSBC App (it used to be a random number from an HSBC supplied handheld device) which then has to be input via my Windows 10 PC to access my data. If I use Microsoft Edge as browser, everything works fine, but when I try Firefox my system just hangs after I’ve put my bank ID into the HSBC opening page (the first security step) and simply never opens the next HSBC page which would ask me to generate the said code on my phone. Seems a browser related problem. Any ideas why Edge works but Firefox does not?

Asked by keith.pottinger 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Pref to block/fake font-readout?

Is there a preference in about:config to fake or simply block websites from reading the font-list of my operatingsystem? I think it is pretty ridiculous anyways that webs… (read more)

Is there a preference in about:config to fake or simply block websites from reading the font-list of my operatingsystem? I think it is pretty ridiculous anyways that websites can access this information since it has nothing todo with the webbrowser visiting the site but going beyond to spy on information that i consider private.

Same question goes for audio-readout, is there a pref to fake or block?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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trying to access Facebook error

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox t… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox thing?

Asked by judgeraye 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago