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Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 19 hours ago

Some little problem between Firefox and the keyboard

Hi ! I explain what happens : I run Firefox. The keyboard is operational. I leave FF open for a while, then go back to FF. The keyboard does not respond anymore, I must o… (read more)

Hi ! I explain what happens : I run Firefox. The keyboard is operational. I leave FF open for a while, then go back to FF. The keyboard does not respond anymore, I must open another FF session to regain use of the keyboard.

My system : Acer PC, Mageia 8 64b + Xfce, downloaded Firefox 92.0 (not RPM)

Thank you for your help !

Asked by Gilles Pascual 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 22 hours ago

78.13.0esr (64-bit) on RHEL Workstation - problem with watching videos

I am running Red Hat Linux Workstation with Gnome3. In Firefox i have an issue with watching video streaming and videos in general (Youtube, Webex, Company's livestream e… (read more)

I am running Red Hat Linux Workstation with Gnome3. In Firefox i have an issue with watching video streaming and videos in general (Youtube, Webex, Company's livestream events). Video starts normally and after some time (up to 1 minute) - video just stops but audio continues. I already refreshed Firefox, did a cleanup of cookies but nothing changed. I also tried to disable hardware acceleration, also nothing changes. I tried different browser and it works perfectly in Chrome. Really want to have my Firefox to be only one browser I use so i would like to fix it.

Asked by tomasz.sulek 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

After change the network connection to cable, or to a different Wifi, firefox can't connect to the internet unless restarted

After change the network connection to cable, or to a different Wi-Fi network, Firefox will lose connection and will be unable to access any website unless its is restat… (read more)

After change the network connection to cable, or to a different Wi-Fi network, Firefox will lose connection and will be unable to access any website unless its is restated, closing all Firefox windows.

The problem happens when:

1. I have the Firefox opened, I disconnect from wife A, Firefox lost connection, then I connect to Wi-Fi B, all other browsers can connect, but Firefox does not. (if Wi-Fi A and B are from different router)

2. A start the computer disconnected, I open the Firefox, I connect to internet, any other browser that was previously opened can connect, but Firefox does not.

OS: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20210912 Firefox version (91.0.2. It occurs in the last two years, it is so annoying)

Asked by bclima 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

privacy.resistFingerprinting and Cloudflare DDoS protection

Cloudflare changed their algorithms recently and now it doesn't let me pass their DDoS protection page with `privacy.resistFingerprinting` option enabled. Even if I solve… (read more)

Cloudflare changed their algorithms recently and now it doesn't let me pass their DDoS protection page with `privacy.resistFingerprinting` option enabled. Even if I solve CAPTCHA multiple times. This is a huge problem because It is used on many many MANY websites.

Asked by xyszpidi 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

How to force generate a different password

I'm using the Firefox secure password generator. However, I notice that will generate a specific password for a given site and then if I for some reason reload, it'll gen… (read more)

I'm using the Firefox secure password generator. However, I notice that will generate a specific password for a given site and then if I for some reason reload, it'll generate the same password again. Can I force a new one?

Asked by mtogop 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

It says that firefox is updated, but when I check it is still version 66

I use Ubuntu 14.04 version, and I recently updated firefox manualy, an it says that it is updated, but when i check in the About firefox section it says that it is still … (read more)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 version, and I recently updated firefox manualy, an it says that it is updated, but when i check in the About firefox section it says that it is still on version 66. And i can't use firefox anymore because it crashes constantly. But it is updated. How can i fix this?

Asked by jekili.maca 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Feature request: enable single window app mode for web apps

Hi there, I'd like to make a feature request. One of the things that I love about Google Chrome is the ability to run single window apps. This is the only feature keeping… (read more)

Hi there, I'd like to make a feature request. One of the things that I love about Google Chrome is the ability to run single window apps. This is the only feature keeping me from moving to Firefox at this point. I'd like to request that this be added as a feature in Firefox. The command could be something like:

firefox --app=https://mail.provider.com

This would spawn a single app window that does not have tabs to navigate to other apps.

Thanks!

Asked by openmail 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

incorrect error message for MP4 video

I am using Firefox Browser 92.0 (64 bit) for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0 I am running Ubuntu on ACER laptop uname -a Linux aneesa-Aspire-5733Z 5.11.0-34-generic #36~20.04.1-Ubun… (read more)

I am using Firefox Browser 92.0 (64 bit) for Ubuntu Canonical 1.0 I am running Ubuntu on ACER laptop uname -a Linux aneesa-Aspire-5733Z 5.11.0-34-generic #36~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 27 08:06:32 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

When I try to open an MP4 video, it gives wrong message 'Video can't be played because the file is corrupt' whereas it plays absolutely fine on Google Chrome. Both screenshots attached.

I provide this link to my 1 minute video. https://maktab.net.au/ZahidMenu.mp4

ffmpeg is installed. I created my video using it.

Please help me. Thank you

Asked by aneesa_parker 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Can I configure the built-in password generator?

Is there a way in Firefox to configure the passwords that it generates automatically? Currently it seems to produce passwords that contain only letters, but half the tim… (read more)

Is there a way in Firefox to configure the passwords that it generates automatically?

Currently it seems to produce passwords that contain only letters, but half the time that is unacceptable to whichever site I'm on, so I have to tweak it.

I am using a plugin which does allow me to configure the password, and what I have found works most of the time is this:

At least one upper case character At least one lower case character At least one digit At least one special character, but not including these: |![]{}<> Length: 14

Asked by Adam H. 6 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 days ago

Googles Safebrowsing

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from g… (read more)

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from google services, build my complete online infrastructure upon mozillas suites, mailadresses on relay, and generally FOSS Apps and Software.

I have some questions: - for what specific reason firefox is making the calls? - which data will be transmitted? - how can I block this "feature" entirely in Firefox?

Any answers from the developing team would be highly appreciated!

-- ...and lbnl my opinion: Firefox is/was the Alternative to google to me. So the reason I am using it, is to fight against google and the capitalism conquoring the internet. My thinking is therefore quite a bit black and white. I'm really considering to use another browser because of this hidden google Calls. I mean, even if its only to update the blacklists of URLs, there is absolutely no need to make this Calls in idle state, while the user isn't doing anything. And now I'm thinking what you guys are might calling for hosts in other apps? I mean this is shit. To advertise against occupying the internet in the fight for taking back control, and then you collaborate with the enemy. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but this feels more disturbing than anything else these days.

And if you share my IP on a regular basis with a google host, could YOU be sure, that these requests will not be registered and merged with other meta about myself? When Firefox is sending my IP to this google-Host, right before I was checking a page wich is using recaptchas, it could might be an very easy task to match this both IPs and further combine it with the rest of my metadata. Logically there is no reason for google to separate "the collection of data" and assumingly they are already using this massive amount of IP-Connectiondata in some way.

B.

PS: here you have the answer to the question, if this service is cross-product: "Safe Browsing protections work across Google products and power safer browsing experiences across the Internet." - the Head says: "Keeping over four Billion Devices safer. *shiver*

Asked by B33zle 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Firefox-78.13.0.esr password saving dialogue

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any secur… (read more)

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any security sensitive data on disk at all, not in clear nor encrypted. Could this be in prefs instead, the way that download options are?

Asked by k03 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How do I prevent an extension being turned off in private mode?

Hello, I would like Firefox to either remove private browsing altogether or password protect some of the addons that I would not like to be turned off in private mode. Cu… (read more)

Hello,

I would like Firefox to either remove private browsing altogether or password protect some of the addons that I would not like to be turned off in private mode. Currently there's this addon 'Block Site' and this keeps my browser very regulated for me or anyone who uses my computer. However the whole purpose of it vanishes when you have the setting 'Run in private mode' set to 'off'. So anyone can simply set this to off and you have the whole browser without the addon functioning.

Can I put a password to this setting? Or maybe lock it so nobody can modify it?

Asked by shivendra.sharma090 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Problem with one website. I can't load and I see error: SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT

Dear Mozilla Community, I have problems with one website. This website is poczta.wp.pl. Sometimes this can't be loaded. I see this error: "SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT"… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Community,

I have problems with one website. This website is poczta.wp.pl. Sometimes this can't be loaded. I see this error:

"SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT".

This is website with https protocol. What is the reason? Other websites works fine. I think that this is not problem with my router or internet provider because I changed both and it is still problem there. I had this problem also on another computer with Windows 10 operating system. I contacted with administrator of this website and they think that all is okay so they suggested me that this can be problem with browser or my computer.

This behavior is very hard to test because this issue is showed very rare. Sometime one time in one week and sometimes two time in one day. I don't know what is going on with this.

Can you help?

Asked by Peter 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

firefox does not use system theme in homepage

im trying to change the new proton hardcoded blueish color of the homepage to use my system color(dark grey) which i cant change for some reason in chrome.css ...any help… (read more)

im trying to change the new proton hardcoded blueish color of the homepage to use my system color(dark grey) which i cant change for some reason in chrome.css ...any help?

Asked by pnotz17 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

I am running clear linux from Intel. I can't get the videos on youtube to run. I am running firefox.

I am running Clear Linux on my computer. I can't get the videos on youtube to run. John Tankersley edited email from public and search/spam bots view. … (read more)

I am running Clear Linux on my computer. I can't get the videos on youtube to run. John Tankersley


edited email from public and search/spam bots view.

Asked by john_tnkrsly 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

How to install Firefox Developer on Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install Firefox Developer on Linux (Ubuntu)? I tried the manual way: https://askubuntu.com/questions/548003/how-do-i-install-the-firefox-developer-edition https://… (read more)

Asked by AnDx 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Google drive files not downloading in Firefox Browser

Download doesn't even prompt, link just doesn't open the save file window, while dling a (1.3gb) file from gdrive (cannot run virus scan warning). Using linux with ff 91.… (read more)

Download doesn't even prompt, link just doesn't open the save file window, while dling a (1.3gb) file from gdrive (cannot run virus scan warning). Using linux with ff 91.0.2 (64bit) for manjaro linux - written below that is "Manjaro - 1.0" Similar problem with this and other the same kind https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1305970 except none of the solutions seem to work, tried to disable everything and add gdocs to all whitelists. Works perfect with same sync in windows 7, even with ALL protections and addons ENABLED. Also works in linux with chrome based browser. So it kind of has to be firefox (this manjaro edition) error?

Asked by juha.k.oksanen 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago