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Bookmarks Drop Down Menu?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268929 Is there still no solution to this? Other than to start using all the wacky alternative bookmark folders? Which I assu… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268929

Is there still no solution to this? Other than to start using all the wacky alternative bookmark folders? Which I assume would mean no longer being able to use the bookmarks toolbar because all your bookmarks would be in these other folders instead. I can't even find any extensions/addons that will fix this.

Asked by Alan Hughes 5 days ago

Last reply by Alan Hughes 5 days ago

Cannot play local swf files [linux]

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what … (read more)

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what I should do with the file, over and over again. I have properly installed flash in the $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH directory that firefox looks for; if I go to the plugins section, it shows adobe flash. I also have the ability to play flash files on websites, just not locally. On the profile I'm using to reproduce the error, the http_https_only tag in about:config is set to 'false', so [[this|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1172126]] is irrelevant. I made sure that firefox is indeed what is set to open these types of files via the xdg specifications that firefox searches for when looking what to open a file with via xdg-mime (firefox uses xdg-open on the linux version to see what to open with): xdg-mime default firefox.desktop application/x-shockwave-flash In $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list, it is properly listed in the line applications/x-shockwave-flash=firefox.desktop Firefox does have a .desktop file setup in /usr/share/applications, and xdg-mime does recognize firefox as the app to open swf files. I am able to open other types of files locally such as videos. Going to about:preferences and setting firefox to open swf files makes an infinite loop of firefox opening new tabs that must be then terminated. I'm not sure if an update broke firefox, as I was previously able to open local swf files. Thanks.

Asked by Amber 5 days ago

Last reply by Amber 5 days ago

Are large corporations favoring Chrome over FF

In recent months when I've encountered problems with a large corporation's website and had to call their support I have routinely been asked what browser I am using and w… (read more)

In recent months when I've encountered problems with a large corporation's website and had to call their support I have routinely been asked what browser I am using and when I say FF I am told to close FF and use Google Chrome. It is to the point that when I had to make a similar call today I already knew what they were going to say, and they did, use Chrome. I do not have, nor do I want Chrome installed on my computer. I'm starting to wonder if Google has reached out to Corporate America to make their sites only Chrome friendly thus avoiding FF privacy, non tracking features. Has anyone else experienced this?

Asked by lsm.1000 5 days ago

Last reply by lsm.1000 5 days ago

Password Breached (not Google Pwd) Extortion Emails Received

I just received the following extortion email (I use aol) '"I know leaddog49 is one of your password on day of hack.. Lets get directly to the point. Not one person has p… (read more)

I just received the following extortion email (I use aol)

'"I know leaddog49 is one of your password on day of hack.. Lets get directly to the point.

Not one person has paid me to check about you.

You do not know me and you're probably thinking why you are getting this email?

in fact, i actually placed a malware on the adult vids (adult porn) website and you know what, you visited this site to experience fun (you know what i mean).

When you were viewing videos, your browser started out operating as a RDP having a key logger which provided me with accessibility to your display and web cam.

immediately after that, my malware obtained every one of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email account.

after that i created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were viewing (you have a nice taste omg), and 2nd part displays the recording of your cam, and its you.

Best solution would be to pay me $1094. We are going to refer to it as a donation. in this situation, i most certainly will without delay remove your video

My -BTC -address : 3Mupam8PLCSzNoHmg7ns9WzxA86DsCZRnu [case SeNSiTiVe, copy & paste it]

You could go on your life like this never happened and you will not ever hear back again from me. You'll make the payment via Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search 'how to buy bitcoin' in Google).

if you are planning on going to the law, surely, this e-mail can not be traced back to me, because it's hacked too.

I have taken care of my actions. i am not looking to ask you for a lot, i simply want to be paid.

if i do not receive the bitcoin;, i definitely will send out your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, co-workers, and so on.

Nevertheless, if i do get paid, i will destroy the recording immediately.

If you need proof, reply with Yeah then i will send out your video recording to your 8 friends.

it's a nonnegotiable offer and thus please don't waste mine time & yours by replying to this message."


I used the pword shown in the past but not on any of my current sites. The one site that has something similar (but the same) is an HTTPS site and I checked using SSL Trust and it shows the website has no vulnerabilities. I also checked on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ I've been pawnd 4 times but never that site and the latest was back in 2017. I run 2 antivirus programs (webroot and Windows Defender and neither detected or has reported any malware.

I assume I should ignore this extortion email, and I changed the pwd on the site with the similar one. Is there anything I need to do beside that?

Asked by akcroatian 6 days ago

Last reply by akcroatian 6 days ago