stored password security in firefox

I just installed Brave, and clicked on "Import settings & bookmarks", then chose Firefox from a popup list Without typing my password, or doing anything else, Brave t… (read more)

I just installed Brave, and clicked on "Import settings & bookmarks", then chose Firefox from a popup list

Without typing my password, or doing anything else, Brave then instantly imported all of the saved passwords that I had stored in Firefox. I can now view all of my most secret saved passwords of Firefox... in Brave

This makes me wonder, if Brave can instantly import (and display in clear text) all of my Firefox saved passwords, couldn't any other rogue app do exactly the same?

Shouldn't they be stored in an encrypted format, at least?

Am I missing something or are the passwords wide open that Firefox saves?

Asked by stuff3 20 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Menu Font Size

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor. I found a fix for this same problem in Th… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor.

I found a fix for this same problem in Thunderbird, but I don't see any way to make the menu fonts and toolbar icons bigger in Firefox. This has nothing to do with web sites, just the menu/bookmarks, toolbar icons, etc.

Thank you.

Asked by Bogey62 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride

Hello, on Firefox I want to activate browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride, on site https://portal.azure.com how I can receive browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride, … (read more)

Hello, on Firefox I want to activate browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride, on site https://portal.azure.com how I can receive browser.translation.bing.apiKeyOverride, can you help? Thank you.

P.S. From page https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Translation I use J5dY1fzkZwQP2Mq56ssXFF/G0dwrscNmCjSgaxl0CNE= and TestFirefox and I receive error.

Asked by 5264859 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Unable to change color for visited websites

erride Color of Visited Websites since version 69.0.3 Since after version Firefox 69.0.3 32bit, the visited website color can not be altered no matter what variation I tr… (read more)

erride Color of Visited Websites since version 69.0.3

Since after version Firefox 69.0.3 32bit, the visited website color can not be altered no matter what variation I try within General - Language and Appears - Color. Background and Text work fine though. I can change the color on the color screen but it has no effect when I have visited websites after a Google search. I pick the color via the rainbox color screen in the Color section.

Being able to change the color for visited website to Red would make my life easier while doing searches to avoid repeatedly going to the same websites previously looked at. Just for your info, I change the colors of the Background to Black, Text to White, and non-visited website to white. I have low vision and it makes it easier on my eyes.

I have this problem on my old Windows 7 with every version upward. I just got a brand new Dell with Windows 10 and it has the exact same problem with both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of 84.0.2. Hence, this is why I have not bothered submitting this issue until I got my Windows 10 unit.

On the Tools - Options - General - Language and Appearance - Color, I have tried both Always Override and Use only with Hight Contrast Theme. Checking and un-checking Use System color and Underline weblinks had no effect. None of these variations had no effect.

Asked by condornarvik67 2 days ago

Last reply by condornarvik67 2 hours ago

UI: Login usernames/passwords drop-down list extends below screen.

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list… (read more)

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list is scrollable by mouse and arrow (up/down) keys, so it wouldn't be necessary to extend the list that far down. Just until the lower boundary of the current firefox windowwould have been sufficient.

The result is that I can't see (nor select) the usernames that are listed below the screen.

Firefox 75 64 bit on Fedora 32.

I hope this description was clear enough as I'm hesitant to include a screenshot showing all usernames involved on those site.

For anyone who wonders why so many logins: it's a list of email adresses currently in use in a webmail service.


Thanks.

Asked by arie_firefox.com 2 hours ago

Firefox crashing constantly and incredibly unstable

Firefox is crashing almost immediately after loading a page. Sometimes it crashes while loading the page, sometimes I can scroll down or click a link, and then it crashes… (read more)

Firefox is crashing almost immediately after loading a page. Sometimes it crashes while loading the page, sometimes I can scroll down or click a link, and then it crashes. Biggest issues are on Reddit. I'm able to browse the Firefox support pages with minimal issues (although it has crashed once or twice).

Crash happens in Safe Mode. (I'm in safe mode right now and it just crashed) I did a FULL clean install about a week ago. (actually did it twice just to be sure)

Not sure what info you need in order to help, but here is some of the crash report from the latest one today.

Signature servo_arc::Arc<T>::drop_slow<T> | servo_arc::Arc<T>::drop_slow<T> | mozilla::dom::Element::UnbindFromTree More Reports Search UUID 2a1bc85b-67b2-4dd4-a669-82da60210119 Date Processed 2021-01-19 18:12:21 UTC Uptime 19 seconds Install Age 845,692 seconds since version was first installed (1 week, 2 days and 18 hours) Install Time 2021-01-08 20:07:45 Product Firefox Release Channel release Version 84.0.2 Build ID 20210105180113 (2021-01-05) Buildhub data OS Windows 10 OS Version 10.0.19042 Build Architecture amd64 CPU Info family 6 model 158 stepping 10 CPU Count 12 Adapter Vendor ID

Intel Corporation (0x8086)

Adapter Device ID

UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) (0x3e9b)

Startup Crash

False

Process Type content Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0xffffffffffffffff Total Virtual Memory 140,737,488,224,256 bytes (140.74 TB) Available Virtual Memory 138,530,992,422,912 bytes (138.53 TB) Available Page File 7,993,192,448 bytes (7.99 GB) Available Physical Memory 4,360,728,576 bytes (4.36 GB) System Memory Use Percentage 48 EMCheckCompatibility

False

App Notes

FP(D00-L1100-W00001000-T000) Has dual GPUs. GPU #2: AdapterVendorID2: 0x10de, AdapterDeviceID2: 0x1c8d, AdapterSubsysID2: 12191462, AdapterDriverVersion2: 26.21.14.3086DWrite? DWrite+ WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP+4

Processor Notes

processor_ip-172-31-18-68_us-west-2_compute_internal_7; ProcessorPipeline; non-integer value of "SecondsSinceLastCrash"

Asked by elliotlandes 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

Office 365 cookie issue

I have configured FF to block all cookies under "Browser Privacy" the custom setting allows "Choose which trackers and scripts to block. and I selected "all cookies". Kno… (read more)

I have configured FF to block all cookies under "Browser Privacy" the custom setting allows "Choose which trackers and scripts to block. and I selected "all cookies". Knowing that all cookies will be blocked I logged into office 365 and allowed manually cookies through "view page info" I then selected "set cookies" to allow expecting full access to office 365 mail, but this did not occur. What happened is I logged into office 365 and could see the icons and my login name but could not read the mail.

Office 365 gave the message "we couldn't sign you in please try again" yet I could see my log in name and the office 365 icons for mail, calendar etc.. just not the actual data. If I allow cookies in Browser privacy (which i take it allows cookies always) it woks.

I bring this up because it seems like something is missing in cookies that is not represented in FF.What is the difference between browser privacy cookies and allowing it through view page permissions? Can anyone offer an explanation?

Asked by Mace2 4 days ago

Last reply by Mace2 2 hours ago

Addon windows in the Overflow menu have a fixed size so addon functionality is broken

Addon windows in the Overflow menu are limited or fixed in size and therefore some addon functions are inaccessible or hard to use. Usually I would just middle-click to s… (read more)

Addon windows in the Overflow menu are limited or fixed in size and therefore some addon functions are inaccessible or hard to use. Usually I would just middle-click to scroll sideways but with some addons this is not possible (eg. LastPass only shows the "Upgrade to Premium" part and nothing else if it is in the Overflow menu). I love the minimalist black&white look of my current Firefox setup so having the red LastPass icon outside of the Overflow menu would ruin that. Other addons just look bad with all that extra white space, like Windscribe (which should have a very small Addon window).

Is there some way to change the size of the addon window or report this as a bug to have it behave like addons should?

Asked by ntruter42 2 hours ago

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Other Bookmarks popped up in Toolbar

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Book… (read more)

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Bookmarks but it is still in my Toolbar. How do I remove, Other Bookmarks from my Toolbar?

Asked by BigMetalWally 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Blocked Firefox Startup page

Hi, It seem that the Firefox.exe was hacked on my PC. Namely, there is no way to get rid of some Turkish webpages like https://www[.]ahaberci[.]com/sifresiz-trabzonspor-k… (read more)

Hi, It seem that the Firefox.exe was hacked on my PC. Namely, there is no way to get rid of some Turkish webpages like https://www[.]ahaberci[.]com/sifresiz-trabzonspor-konyaspor-canli-izle-bedava-bein-sports-1-canli-yayin-izle-justi-49375h.htm which appear on starting the Firefox. I checked for the malwares the PC with several antivirus software. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it without saving data from the previous versions, with no success. I tried all methods offered by the Firefox Help, but does not work. Please, help me to fix the problem. I am attaching screenshots to illustrate the problem.

Thank you, Katalin

link broken to avoid misclicks and malware -Andrew

Asked by Katalin 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

  • Solved

'Other Bookmarks' appears in Bookmark Toolbar, I don't want it!

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I … (read more)

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I like having the double right arrow at the edge of the toolbar like it use to be. When I did a full browser 'refresh', it disappeared!

However, on using CCleaner again, the darn thing reappeared.

How to I tell FireFox that I would like to be in charge of how it displayed, rather than some errant code that someone else thinks i want?

Asked by Stephen5000 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox constantly crashing

I am busy doing my schoolwork and firefox keeps on crashing, namely by over-using the CPU on my laptop too much. I have tried numerous routes, such as reducing the number… (read more)

I am busy doing my schoolwork and firefox keeps on crashing, namely by over-using the CPU on my laptop too much. I have tried numerous routes, such as reducing the number of browser extensions, using one of the certified performance-boosting add-ons to reduce CPU usage, I even tried limiting my tabs to a maximum of 10, all of them have failed to improve performance. This is not even mentioning the browser-induced bluescreen I just got a few minutes before writing this.

Asked by JamesTDG 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

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How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (read more)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 9 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 hours ago

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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes, freezing my PC for that entire time. This also happens when I start Firefox in safemode,… (read more)

Upon start up Firefox (ver 84.0.2) will use 100% of my HDD for 45 to 60 minutes, freezing my PC for that entire time. This also happens when I start Firefox in safemode, and when I start my PC in safemode with networking. I have cleared the cache, I have deleted each extension, I have even deleted each and every bookmark. I have deleted, redownloaded, and reinstalled the latest version of Firefox. I have even done a full reinstall of Windows 10. My HDD is less than two months old, and shows no errors when scanned. This problem does occur with other browsers, but not for the same length of time, Chrome will use 100% of my HDD for one minute, tops. Once Firefox stops doing whatever it is doing to my HDD after an hour or so, it will run in the background using 0% of my Disk. Through all of this, the Memory use goes no higher than 18%, and CPU no higher than 45% for a few seconds.

If I open a second tab in Firefox, or a separate instance of Firefox, it does not use the HDD very much at all.

If I close all Firefox instances and then reopen a new one, it will, again bog down my HDD for about an hour.

The unacceptable solution I've come up with is to open Firefox immediately after turning on my PC and to leave it running in the background for that entire time.

Asked by Scarecrow237 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 hours ago

tech scam locking firefox

a tech scam popped up on my firefox, I didn't call number, tried to end task, but tab kept commeing back and blocking. so I uninstalled firefox, and changed my passwor… (read more)

a tech scam popped up on my firefox, I didn't call number, tried to end task, but tab kept commeing back and blocking. so I uninstalled firefox, and changed my password. I just want to know if it will be safe to download and use again? thank you

Asked by mrgbejarano 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago