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Mozzilla tracking cookies

I have an older version of FF (V. 55) and am trying to find a way to transfer all my windows/tabs that I accumulated using the old "Tab Groups". Any help on this one als… (read more)

I have an older version of FF (V. 55) and am trying to find a way to transfer all my windows/tabs that I accumulated using the old "Tab Groups". Any help on this one also greatly appreciated.

None of the screens that I see re. "Strict Tracking"in the support pages work when I try them on my version. I want to change my tracking to "strict", but cannot find out how. Also, I see hundreds of trackers esp. every time when I have to use Google since that is the only one w/ which a few sites can deal. I am attaching a screenshot of the daily Adaware tracking cookie search that I schedule. If I had gone to Google, the difference would be that there would be hundreds, even from a short single visit w/ Google in the file name.

Any help re. either of these these two matters would be greatly appreciated. Wolfgang

Asked by Wolfgang 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Firefox Private Browsing

I recently added the Firefox Private Browsing feature and I believe I made a mistake. Since then my computer often slows to a crawl and I have to restart it to get it to … (read more)

I recently added the Firefox Private Browsing feature and I believe I made a mistake. Since then my computer often slows to a crawl and I have to restart it to get it to function normally. I wish to delete the Firefox Private Browsing feature to end any burden it may be on my computer. I do mean delete and not disable.

How can I remove the Firefox Private Browsing feature?

Sincerely,

Michael Brandt [email removed from public]

Asked by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

Last reply by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

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HTTP protection just stopping my browsing.

I don't think HTTP protection is breaking the internet for me but it's just not letting me access my bookmarks! Either fix the problem for me or give me a link to go to! … (read more)

I don't think HTTP protection is breaking the internet for me but it's just not letting me access my bookmarks! Either fix the problem for me or give me a link to go to! Thank you! I click on a bookmark then blocks my access.

Asked by Mike A 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How can I enlarge the now-tiny tabs on Firefox?

The tabs on Firefox seem to be smaller than they were a few days ago, and I can't find where to enlarge them. It would help if right-clicking the Tab Bar brought up a "vi… (read more)

The tabs on Firefox seem to be smaller than they were a few days ago, and I can't find where to enlarge them. It would help if right-clicking the Tab Bar brought up a "view" option.

Asked by Wheel-off-wagon 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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why can't enchanted tracking protection be disable in about:config turn on FALSE DOES NOT WORK??? I'm 68 I can't keep turning it off to type in passwords I pay my bills online. I have Malwarebytes for protection.

why can't "enchanted tracking protection" be disable in about:config. I changed it to FALSE DOES NOT WORK??? I'm 68, I can't keep turning it off to type in passwords. I p… (read more)

why can't "enchanted tracking protection" be disable in about:config. I changed it to FALSE DOES NOT WORK??? I'm 68, I can't keep turning it off to type in passwords. I pay my bills online. I have pay Malwarebytes for protection. It should be optional, not shoved on us. Jazz

Asked by jazzapia1 9 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 9 months ago

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fixing settings

in the autoplay box in settings my allow camera and microphone is showing but there is nothing typed in the box e.g. facebook. how do i get facebook typed in there becaus… (read more)

in the autoplay box in settings my allow camera and microphone is showing but there is nothing typed in the box e.g. facebook. how do i get facebook typed in there because when i use facetime on facebook, i cannot hear or see anyone even though both my camera and microphone are on

Asked by gailanne1 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Help needed for a pensioner who doasn't understand

Can someone please help solve this problem. Why am i getting this message below The site concerned is FamilySearch which i have bee using for some years. I am a pensioner… (read more)

Can someone please help solve this problem. Why am i getting this message below The site concerned is FamilySearch which i have bee using for some years. I am a pensioner who doesn't know much about computers.

Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another browser

Asked by bevanrichardson 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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I cannot login to my account on a secured connection site

I cannot login to an important account on a secured connection site. The last time I logged-in successfully was in late May 2022. Later attempts, starting in July, all fa… (read more)

I cannot login to an important account on a secured connection site. The last time I logged-in successfully was in late May 2022. Later attempts, starting in July, all failed. I then proceeded to trouble shoot by clearing the History’s cookies, cache, Browsing and downloaded history, followed by deleting Site cookies and Site data. I ensured JavaScript, Cookies and third Party Cookies were enabled. The above steps did not fix the problem. I further checked that the CPU time & Zone was correct and I ran a Norton Security full system drive scan. I also Refreshed Firefox and reinstalled Firefox (I did not clear any Firefox related App Data profiles in Windows. Using the Edge Browser did not help. The Internet security options TLS 1.1 to TLS 1.3 boxes were all selected. There were no errors reported when accessing the site. The above steps did not fix the problem. To further investigate the problem, I clicked on the site lock icon next to the address field which showed the correct site information followed by another lock icon and the clause that the “Connection is secure. I then clicked on the adjacent > arrow, which opened a new dialog box displaying another lock icon followed by “You are securely connected to this site” and “Verified by: “Sample Ca2” certificate. I then clicked on the “More info” to open the “Page Info window” (Note: you can use the Firefox Browser Menu/Tools/Page info for the same results. At the top of the Page info window it displays the following four tabs: General, Media, Permission and the Security tabs. Clicking on the Security tab it displays the “View Certificate bar” amongst other things like Password etc., to view the site Certificate, which, in my case, was valid until 17 March 2023 23. 59. 59 GMT. Everything looked ok to me. I am using a desktop PC and the latest Firefox Version (103.0.2) and Windows 10 Home(x64) Version 21H2 (OS Build 1944.1899). I then called the site personnel and explained my problem of login-in. They told me that there were no problems with the account. They suggested I try to connect to the account using

a cell phone, which I did, and I had no problem connecting to the Account.

I deeply appreciate receiving anyone’s assistance. Thank you.

Danny 2022-08-14

Asked by DannyD 1 year ago

Last reply by DannyD 1 year ago

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closing tabs but task manager still has them open

I will open a few tabs, then close some then open more , then everything slows down, I go to task manager and see that many tasks are still open under Firefox I want tab… (read more)

I will open a few tabs, then close some then open more , then everything slows down, I go to task manager and see that many tasks are still open under Firefox

I want tabs to close ( end process) when I close them

So now I manually 'end process' and the machine resumes speed

How do I get firefox to End Process when tabs are closed

this is w 8.1, don't know what version of firefox, pretty recent

this is firefox mozilla, as best I understand, not that I know why these two are always paired

tx

Asked by martin001 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Computer Slowdown

I wrote earlier about the slowness in my computer that sometimes forces me to restart it that's happened ever since I added the Firefox Private Browsing Feature. I was a… (read more)

I wrote earlier about the slowness in my computer that sometimes forces me to restart it that's happened ever since I added the Firefox Private Browsing Feature.

I was asked about my security and I said I use Norton 360. I've also added Norton anti-tracker. Could that be causing the problem?

Thank you.

Asked by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

Last reply by michaelbrandt362 1 year ago

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Lost tabs - no current support text solves the issue - no sessionstore.jsonlz4 ever appears

Ok, I've resolved this in the past, several version of Firefox ago, under windows. Firefox crashes silently, open it again and no tabs are restored. Open firefox again a… (read more)

Ok, I've resolved this in the past, several version of Firefox ago, under windows. Firefox crashes silently, open it again and no tabs are restored. Open firefox again and look in recently closed windows and the one with my tabs is not there, only little utility windows that are popped up when I log in at the coffee shop, so my recently closed windows are overwritten with windows with no tabs.

So I go to my profile sessionstore-backups folder and copy it to the desktop. I have 6 files, previous.jsonlz4, recovery.baklz4, and recovery.jsonlz4 at around 8 megs in size. I copied each to the folder one level up and renamed them sessionstore.jsonlz4, and each time restarted firefox. All that opens is a blank tabbed firefox window.

There was never an existing sessionstore.jsonlz4 file anywhere I could find, even with firefox closed, this file never appears anywhere I could find it. Searching files with Windows was also unsuccessful.

I feel like I have captured the files with my tabs, based on the date modified, several were from before the crash. Why can't I find a working tutorial on how to restore my tabs? Nothing I've found on the support site works though I follow the directions exactly.

Thanks

Asked by bikenrightnow 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

vids spinning

like a dick i tried to sort it out myself and i no nothing aboout computers i deleted loads of stuff thinking its old i dont need it from downloads...i was having truble … (read more)

like a dick i tried to sort it out myself and i no nothing aboout computers i deleted loads of stuff thinking its old i dont need it from downloads...i was having truble with vids not playing just the spin thing or it does start but slow or judery ... now mozilla cant update ...as theres nothing there

Asked by mickmay1962 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Bookmarks are corrupted?

So a while ago I opened firefox on my computer and noticed all my bookmarks were dead (they had the globe and wouldn't go anywhere when clicked), I thought 'weird' and di… (read more)

So a while ago I opened firefox on my computer and noticed all my bookmarks were dead (they had the globe and wouldn't go anywhere when clicked), I thought 'weird' and didn't do anything at the time because it wasn't what I was busy with at the time. Then, recently, I open firefox and my bookmarks are linked wrong. Like, I have Netflix bookmarked, it says Netflix, it has been netflix for as long as I have used Firefox, but if I click on it, it takes me to an article I read weeks ago at this point -one I did not bookmark or even view repeatedly. In some of my folders all of the bookmarks are missing, like they aren't dead, they're just gone.

But if I go to my ipad firefox and access my desktop bookmarks from that sync -which I literally just re-synced today- I have all my bookmarks. All of them exist, the links are fine, they're there. But I have tried refreshing Firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling it, restarting my computer, logging out of my account, removing all my extensions, everything I can think of and! Nothing!

Also, if I try to restore my bookmarks from an older file, it does nothing. Or it will say it can't access them.

I don't know what's going on. I know if I wanted to I could go through and re-bookmark them all because I do have access to all of them on my ipad, but I mostly want to know if there is a way to fix it on my desktop or even figure out what happened. I can't remember anything happening around the time with my browser. Any help is much appreciated!

Asked by annika.m.van 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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windows 11 edge browser scrourge

Windows 11 keeps trying to change my browser from FF to their Edge spyware/virus (it asks EVERY time I start FF). I managed to get it stopped once - difficult and time-c… (read more)

Windows 11 keeps trying to change my browser from FF to their Edge spyware/virus (it asks EVERY time I start FF). I managed to get it stopped once - difficult and time-consuming, but the next Windows update re-installed it. I have used FF for 15 - 20 years and it works superbly for my needs and nothing from MS ever seems to work.

How can I stop this?

Thanks, Wolfgang

Asked by Wolfgang 1 year ago

Last reply by Wolfgang 1 year ago