use windows password as firefox master password

Hi I didn't find any answer to this basic question: is it possible to use windows password as firefox master password? I just noticed that Chrome is doing that, so why w… (read more)

Hi I didn't find any answer to this basic question: is it possible to use windows password as firefox master password? I just noticed that Chrome is doing that, so why wouldn't it be possible with Firefox? That would be great for the password management in an enterprise context...

Asked by olivier.levillain 5 days ago

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Cannot sign into Gmail, states this browser (Firefox) is not secure

I hav been using my Gmail in Firefox with no problem until about 3 days ago. Now when I try to sign in to my account I get a pop up window which states “This browser or … (read more)

I hav been using my Gmail in Firefox with no problem until about 3 days ago. Now when I try to sign in to my account I get a pop up window which states “This browser or app may not be secure. Try using a different browser. Etc.”

I have tried another browser (chrome) and Gmail works fine, but I like working in Firefox. But at this rate I may dump Firefox and go to another browser.

I have looked through the other support group questions and solutions. I have tried them all and nothing is resolved. Clearing cache, clearing cookies, using a private window, managing data, using forget about this site, generating a new profile, disabling extensions, loading in safe mode, etc.

I have Firefox version 83.0 (64 bit). My operating system is windows 7.

Any other suggestions?

Margot

Asked by malnwick 2 days ago

Last reply by malnwick 1 day ago

Anyway to disable "A script from the extension" "is running on this page"

I am getting sick of the message "A script from the extension...is running on this page" It relates to Adblock Plus which is the extension. I watch a YouTube video and th… (read more)

I am getting sick of the message "A script from the extension...is running on this page" It relates to Adblock Plus which is the extension. I watch a YouTube video and then this message comes up on another YouTube tab I have open and Firefox switches to that tab and ruins my watching the video I was watching.

Is there anyway of disabling the message from ever coming up? I increased the values in dom.max_script_run_time and dom.max_script_run_time_without_important_user_input which was a possible solution I read but that does nothing.

Asked by davebesag 3 days ago

Last reply by davebesag 1 day ago

Mozilla Bookmarks disappeared

Hi guys & gals, Woke up this morning to a Mozilla update (version 82) & I cannot for the life of me get any of my Bookmarks back. I have tried restoring from Show… (read more)

Hi guys & gals, Woke up this morning to a Mozilla update (version 82) & I cannot for the life of me get any of my Bookmarks back. I have tried restoring from Show All Bookmarks, but no dates are populating. I have tried the Mozilla Profile on my PC, also with no luck. The only thing I haven't done is restored my PC to a previous time. This is very frustrating!

Any assistance would be most appreciated. Cheers Max

Asked by Max 6 days ago

Last reply by Max 6 days ago

Bad Page

Recently, the myheritage site stopped displaying correctly. I have tracked this down to updates to Firefox after version 82.0.0 which display the page as a text only kin… (read more)

Recently, the myheritage site stopped displaying correctly. I have tracked this down to updates to Firefox after version 82.0.0 which display the page as a text only kind of thing.

I have tested versions 78.5.0esr, 80.0.1, 81.0.0 and they all display the page correctly. Versions 82.0.3 and 83 do not.

Anyone know whats going on?

Asked by wilfrid.morrison 6 days ago

Last reply by wilfrid.morrison 6 days ago

Mac Big Sur update

I just upgraded to Big Sur 11.0.1 yesterday. Since doing that, none of my Firefox tab reload. When i upgraded, I was currently running Firefox 82.0.2. I downloaded Chr… (read more)

I just upgraded to Big Sur 11.0.1 yesterday. Since doing that, none of my Firefox tab reload. When i upgraded, I was currently running Firefox 82.0.2. I downloaded Chrome and it works fine, Safari as well. Today, I just now dowloaded Firefox 82.0.3 and I am running into the same issue. I have never seen this before and not sure what to do in order to get firefox to work. Any ideas?

Asked by jyanni 6 days ago

Last reply by jyanni 4 days ago

Some google features work only on private windows

Hello, it's been a few days since I noticed that google's "in-applets" don't work properly. In example, the answers that are built in to the results page ("People also as… (read more)

Hello, it's been a few days since I noticed that google's "in-applets" don't work properly. In example, the answers that are built in to the results page ("People also ask") can't be expanded, results for shopping searches at the top of the page can't be scrolled, business info has issues etc.

I deleted all my cache and cookies, disabled all my add ons, restarted in "safe mode" (add ons disabled), yet all the above work only on a private window (or with firefox when started to a different profile).

Any clue what can be the issue?

Thanks

Asked by theherod 5 days ago

Last reply by theherod 4 days ago

YouTube does not work properly when logged

Hello, I have problem with YouTube. When I am clicking "Share" button I got screen with infinite loading. The same issue happens when I want to open menu by clicking on m… (read more)

Hello, I have problem with YouTube. When I am clicking "Share" button I got screen with infinite loading. The same issue happens when I want to open menu by clicking on my avatar. On dev console I am getting a POST error: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Status/401

I tried to: - clean Google/youtube cookies and stored cache; - clean then all cookies; - relaunch Firefox with all addons disabled; - enter via private mode with/without addons; - flush dns on dev console; - disable completely antivirus; - change DNS.

What is interesting, that problem happens only when I am logged in to my Google (YouTube) account and only on Firefox. Even on private mode it works until I do not log in to my account.

I would be very grateful for help.

Asked by Kamil 1 week ago

Last reply by Kamil 4 days ago

alphabetically sort multiple firefox windows in taskbar - win 10

I frequently do a lot of diverse research, and try to maintain a strict subject matter thread in each open window. As a result, I have 150+ windows open, each with a num… (read more)

I frequently do a lot of diverse research, and try to maintain a strict subject matter thread in each open window. As a result, I have 150+ windows open, each with a number of tabs. Even with the win 10 bottom taskbar expanded all the way, it is difficult to find a particular window, as they are all randomly displayed. Is there a way to alphabetically sort the open Firefox windows shown in the win 10 taskbar? Would this be a Firefox function, or is it a Windows function? Any assistance would be appreciated!

Asked by btsam 4 days ago

Last reply by btsam 4 days ago

NOt the default browser

I have a Ubuntu linux workstation running the latest version of FF 82.02 as of Nov-9-2020 and when I start the browser up it states that FF is not the default browser wou… (read more)

I have a Ubuntu linux workstation running the latest version of FF 82.02 as of Nov-9-2020 and when I start the browser up it states that FF is not the default browser would you like to make FF the default. I have removed all browsers and this message continues to appear at start up. Can anyone explain why?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 3 days ago

Inconsistent HTTPS

I have a website with SSL. When I open it by simply www.sitename, FF automatically uses https and extends this to all sub-pages. When I open sub-pages directly, i.e. www.… (read more)

I have a website with SSL. When I open it by simply www.sitename, FF automatically uses https and extends this to all sub-pages. When I open sub-pages directly, i.e. www.sitename/pagename, FF uses http and shows the insecure icon. If I open sub-pages with https://sitename/pagename, FF shows them as secure. Chrome and Edge automatically use https for sub-pages opened directly by www.sitename/pagename. Why is FF inconsistent in this way?

Asked by davidm1 1 month ago

Last reply by davidm1 3 days ago

restore previous session missing from menu

My previous session didn't automatically reopen when I restarted firefox. When I went to the help section, it told me to click "restore previous session" from the menu, b… (read more)

My previous session didn't automatically reopen when I restarted firefox. When I went to the help section, it told me to click "restore previous session" from the menu, but I don't have that on my menu. The example shows it after "new private window", but my menu has "zoom" in that spot. I noticed that the "sync" isn't at the top of my menu either. I had this problem once before, but it was long ago, and I don't remember the solution. Hope that I'm describing my problem well enough. Frustrating for a senior, trying to stay safe.

Asked by tvky711 1 day ago

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outlook blank

Can't sign in to my outlook live email. the outlook page will show but when I click on sign in I get a blank page. I don't want to have to use edge. Can somebody hep me o… (read more)

Can't sign in to my outlook live email. the outlook page will show but when I click on sign in I get a blank page. I don't want to have to use edge. Can somebody hep me out?

Asked by rogswear 3 days ago

Last reply by rogswear 3 hours ago

Jagged fonts after 83 update.

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but… (read more)

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but I checked it and it is turned on. Also I don't see this problem in other browsers, Edge or IE, only in Firefox. Could it be a bug with latest update or what is it?

Asked by Vitaliy1993 1 day ago

Last reply by Vitaliy1993 3 hours ago

Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 6 days ago

Last reply by Hanofahrer 6 days ago

Password incorrect on new device

I recently purchased a new laptop. Wanting to have the same tabs, history and saved logins as my desktop, I wanted to sync my desktop Firefox account with the new laptop… (read more)

I recently purchased a new laptop. Wanting to have the same tabs, history and saved logins as my desktop, I wanted to sync my desktop Firefox account with the new laptop. Both are windows 10 and up to date version of Firefox. When attempt to sign in to Firefox on the laptop, I get an "Incorrect password" message. I'm using the same email on both computers (only have 1 email anyway) and have had the account and used Firefox for years. Anyone have an idea of what is going on? TIA!

Asked by brthompson55 4 days ago

Last reply by brthompson55 4 days ago

I agree with this other person & say: I HATE YOU FIREFOX FOR *expletive* UP MY BROWSER WITH A REFRESH SUGGESTION

i Totally agree with this now closed post: I just returned to Firefox due to high level hacker threats & identity theft basically I'm still battling,so I have to have… (read more)

i Totally agree with this now closed post: I just returned to Firefox due to high level hacker threats & identity theft basically I'm still battling,so I have to have all Social Media in Containers from now on & can't use other browsers w/o containers, so I get it all setup & had my sync on & the containers start acting up, so I see a suggestion to just simply refresh it, oh yea, that solves most problems, NO IT CAUSES MORE THAN IT SOLVES! Now my Lastpass pw mgr, can't get clipboard permission cause the page just comes up blank,when I try to copy/paste a pw, to sign into sync even, I had to past from outside using another browser & don't have containers on it, Brave should catch up to this, cause Chrome,clearly doesn't have containers, so I'm done using it & now w/o Firefox working right I'm screwed, it's so aggravating, Just when I thought firefox was doing good again, nope, you're back on my shitlist. I'm pissed just like this guy! I got my bookmarks & think I got the sync working but you shouldn't suggest refresh to fix issues, now how do I get my lastpass working? cause I have pop up blockers disabled & the permission page for firefox won't come up, just a blank page every time I try to copy a pw to paste in, manually, ugh, I hate this!

REFRESH HAS TOTALLY SCREWED UP MY COMPUTER - WHY DON'T YOU WARN PEOPLE

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4 years ago KC KC 12/20/15, 1:45 PM

I stupidly accepted the Firefox suggestion to refresh my browser and everything i worked so hard for is gone. Its going to take me forever to FIX what your stupid site has screwed up. YOU REALLY OUGHT TO TELL PEOPLE IF YOU USE THIS YOUR GOING TO BE SCREWED

So I thought I'd just delete it and start over but even that has so many steps I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS STUPID CRAP AND I REALLY HATE FIREFOX FOR SCREWING UP MY COMPUTER AND MY DAY

I AM SOOOOOOOO SCREWED - all my bookmarks I HATE YOU I HATE FIREFOX I CAME TO YOUR SITE THINKING IT WOULD BE SAFE AND YOU HAVE DESTROYED EVERYTHING

I SEE in another thread about deleting firefox and creating another profile and about 10 million other steps i don't know how to do but if I close firefox as you said then i can see your frigging directions I HATE YOU

Modified February 16, 2016 at 10:39:48 AM PST by KC Chosen solution

I understand that you're frustrated, but it only takes a couple minutes to copy the files. Take it step by step. Do not delete anything, that will only make it worse. Do not use Windows' system restore feature, that may make it totally irreversible.

In another thread (https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1098179) you said the steps I posted were not clear. Where did you run into problems? Read this answer in context

Asked by Soul4Sail 3 days ago

Last reply by Soul4Sail 3 days ago

firefox slowdown

so on the last restart firefox updates scrolling seems slower. instagram, and especially visible on the BBC website page scroll up and down, seems judderier. that's the t… (read more)

so on the last restart firefox updates

scrolling seems slower. instagram, and especially visible on the BBC website

page scroll up and down, seems judderier. that's the technical term

Asked by quartz 3 days ago

Last reply by quartz 2 days ago

Switch between Tabs - Recent Order + Tab Order - Best of Two Worlds

When switching tabs, Firefox allows you two behaviours: Recent Order or Tab Order but you have to choose between them. This is a trick to have THE TWO BEHAVIOURS TOGETHER… (read more)

When switching tabs, Firefox allows you two behaviours: Recent Order or Tab Order but you have to choose between them. This is a trick to have THE TWO BEHAVIOURS TOGETHER Catch: AutoHotkey is required.

In Firefox Options/Preferences -> General -> Tabs" mark enable recent order (ticked) Then compile the next script in Autohotkey and keep it running.


  1. if WinActive("ahk_exe firefox.exe")

^Q::Send, ^{TAB} ^Tab::Send, ^{PGDN} +^Tab::Send, ^{PGUP}

  1. if

Now with Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab you move right and left between Tabs and with Ctrl+Q you move to last viewed Tab. I choose Q because is next to Tab but you can change it in the second line of the script. Cheers!

Asked by Cartucho 1 day ago

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