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geo.provider.network.url no longer works

Noticed geo.provider.network.url setting in about:config no longer works in firefox 102.0 ubuntu. I use it consistently so it was easy to notice that it no longer had any… (read more)

Noticed geo.provider.network.url setting in about:config no longer works in firefox 102.0 ubuntu. I use it consistently so it was easy to notice that it no longer had any effect after updating.

tested both on https://maps.google.com and https://browserleaks.com/geo

Is it possible to revert to an older version without losing my data?

Asked by tel2 20 hours ago

Last reply by tel2 6 hours ago

yahoo.com e-mail account

logged in my yahoo.com e-mail account today and it will not open: box opens and message is : Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to mail.yaho… (read more)

logged in my yahoo.com e-mail account today and it will not open: box opens and message is : Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to mail.yahoo.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. can anyone one help, thanks

Asked by pdtribe 7 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 7 hours ago

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Change prefered google login

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly … (read more)

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly to this account. Switching to my personal account requires me to log in to a VPN, do DFA, then switch accounts. How can I ask Firefox to log in to my personal account first instead?

Thanks!

Asked by marcell.zimanyi 1 day ago

Answered by JBou 9 hours ago

How do I save site login userids but not save the passwords

On my linux laptop I have a lot of saved userids in Firefox that do not have the password saved - which is exactly what I want for some sites (like bank sites and credit … (read more)

On my linux laptop I have a lot of saved userids in Firefox that do not have the password saved - which is exactly what I want for some sites (like bank sites and credit card sites) that I want it easy for me to log into but impossible for anybody else. On my Windows desktop now, however (apparently I inadvertently deleted my saved logins), I can't seem to figure out how to duplicate this functionality again, i.e., save the userids but not the passwords. Firefox seems to want to save both, or neither. How do I get my desktop to do exactly what my laptop is doing, save the userid but not the password? Thanks.

Asked by rearlclay1 12 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 10 hours ago

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Firefox 102 cannot open url in address bar, only searches

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine… (read more)

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine looking for that url, not opening the url itself. This has not happened before today. Is there a way to use the address bar only for opening addresses, and use the search bar for searching?

Asked by doctordruidphd 1 day ago

Answered by doctordruidphd 14 hours ago

Suppress third-party rejection warning

I have set my privacy settings to block all third-party cookies, but it makes wading through the console annoying when working with my userscripts. Not only do I not care… (read more)

I have set my privacy settings to block all third-party cookies, but it makes wading through the console annoying when working with my userscripts.

Not only do I not care as practically every site complains about it, but the warning isn't even useful in understanding what has been blocked most of the time. I just end up with a console filled with "Cookie “” has been rejected as third-party." from a bunch of random sources.

Is there some way to suppress these and only these warnings? I want to be able to actually use warnings in my scripts. As of now, I just don't display warnings and use the other logging levels.

Asked by PennyJim 1 day ago

Not Able To Use Google Search Engine Nor Open Google Website SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Whenever I try to open google or search anything, It shows this error and only button to Go Back Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential se… (read more)

Whenever I try to open google or search anything, It shows this error and only button to Go Back

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure connection. What can you do about it?

www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust www.google.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Asked by harshit68rocking 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

Insecure website

I'm unable to access my website through my firefox browser recently. I've communicated with the host company and they can access through all browsers including firefox. P… (read more)

I'm unable to access my website through my firefox browser recently. I've communicated with the host company and they can access through all browsers including firefox. Please advise.

Asked by monikerinameart 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Problem with privacy settings

I reset my privacy settings to "standard", as they were causing too many problems. I quit Firefox. Some websites (like Google) are still telling me that cookies are disab… (read more)

I reset my privacy settings to "standard", as they were causing too many problems. I quit Firefox. Some websites (like Google) are still telling me that cookies are disabled, when they are not and don't allow me to go to these websites. I attached 2 screen captures. Any reason for this and how to fix this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 day ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 day ago

All logins/passwords missing

Problem/possibly relevant info: yesterday evening, auto-fill for logins/passwords was working when I opened my laptop (from standby) this morning, my welcome screen wa… (read more)

Problem/possibly relevant info:

  • yesterday evening, auto-fill for logins/passwords was working
  • when I opened my laptop (from standby) this morning, my welcome screen was frozen at last night's day/time when I lowered the lid so I restarted (press and hold power button; this happens all the time as of the past 6 months or so)
  • logins/passwords have now disappeared
  • Windows 10, Firefox v.102.0 (updated July 1st)

After 2 hours of trying to find answers, I've done/discovered the following:

  • followed steps here: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-recover-your-missing-firefox-passwords-1835616191 -- didn't work
  • I don't have other profiles and am not synced to another device
  • I've had no luck finding an "Old Firefox" folder
  • logins.json, logins.json-2.corrupt, and logins-backup.json all have the same timestamp (this morning) and file size
  • when I open logins.json and logins-back-up.json in Firefox, I get the following message: SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data (I suspect this is where I'm in big trouble...)

I am very non-techy so any straightforward suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I guess I'll have to decide if I want to pay to get it fixed or go to the hassle of re-setting all my passwords. ;)

Thanks!

Asked by Ripley 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Not prompt to save password

My "save" passwords is enable, but I am not being prompted to save the login information for new websites as well as websites that are already saved but I have more than … (read more)

My "save" passwords is enable, but I am not being prompted to save the login information for new websites as well as websites that are already saved but I have more than one logins.

I thought if I edit one login, I could add or the system would ask me to replace or save as new, but it doesn't and I can't find why is it that I am not being prompt to save the information.

Not sure if its just this one page or other websites and it is just a setting that influence this behavior.

Any ideas? Thank you

Asked by lbenzamin 1 day ago

Last reply by lbenzamin 1 day ago

Security Risk : Add-on Installed itself and Disguised to look like another

I've been locked to google safe-search while on Firefox for a few days, despite my settings being set to unlock. After having gone through various settings, including my … (read more)

I've been locked to google safe-search while on Firefox for a few days, despite my settings being set to unlock. After having gone through various settings, including my AV I noticed that I had a strange looking symbol in my URL bar that was forcing safe=active on all google searches.

I have TrafficLight by Bit-defender Installed, and I noticed this symbol looked the EXACT same but belonged to another extension that I DID NOT install myself.

The name of the offending extension is "Preview of Parental Control: Family Friendly Filter" by Media Partners. [LINK] : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/family-friendly-filter/

The company name is Sketchy and I worried where it came from. I have uninstalled it, but I am seeking direction regarding where it may have come from. Could someone look at the extension and advise??

Asked by wanderingScholar 1 day ago

Last reply by wanderingScholar 1 day ago

PASSWORDS??

Hamburger menu PASSWORDS!!! It's open invitation to steal passwords!!! even from family members think about it!!!...Not that it's happen yet but...Ok scenario GUEST or … (read more)

    • Hamburger menu PASSWORDS!!! It's open invitation to steal passwords!!! even from family members think about it!!!...Not that it's happen yet but...Ok scenario GUEST or THIEF using my laptop or desktop they open menu PASSWORDS BAMMMM out in open? Did you guys really think about that? maybe should be PASSWORD to open that in menu?...Not telling you to fix but please can you fix it ASAP?

Asked by afalco417 3 days ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 day ago

Log ins lost every time I start FireFox - only started happening recently.

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else. Back Story: I have a "few" windows and… (read more)

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else.

Back Story: I have a "few" windows and tabs open in FireFox. I would finish what I was doing, shut down and then the next time I booted up and loaded FireFox, all sessions would be restored and all log ins honoured (kept). That is: I was still logged in.

(Moving to now) Yesterday I powered up and ALL sites were logged out. About 20 log ins were needed. Hmmmmm... gmail, and the rest.

"Ok... something happened. No problems, things should be ok from now. I've logged in, so all is sweet."

Today I power up: All logs ins lost. Had to go through it all again.

Gmail is throwing security alerts at me hand over fist. Yeah, that is good in some ways. I get that part. But I've logged in.

Seems - my thoughts - that the cookies aren't being saved. But why? I haven't touched them or their settings.

Yes, I did do a clean out of older cookies. But left the gmail ones, and other sites I know I use. I have `adblocker ultimate` installed.

Now I am logged in, if I open the `cookies` and look I should see them there for the sites to which I am logged in - yes?


To be clear: When I am done, I do NOT `exit` FireFox. All windows, tabs, sessions are left. I just shut down the machine. Then next time I load FireFox and they are re-loaded and log ins are maintained.

Asked by teeny_weeny 5 days ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 1 day ago

why am I still seeing blinking ads on firefox pages? I thought you totally solved this problem ? If there is no help available will switching to Express VPN resolve problems with firefox ?

'Why am I still seeing blinking ads on firefox pages? I thought you totally solved this problem ? I have been using firefox ad blockers for months with great success; but… (read more)

'Why am I still seeing blinking ads on firefox pages? I thought you totally solved this problem ? I have been using firefox ad blockers for months with great success; but suddenly they stopped functioning efficiently. Since firefox took them OUT OF MY UPPER TOOLBAR SEVERAL WEEKS AGO . 'Thus I have no idea if they are working or not.' There was no announcement of changers or any update that I know of.

Otherwise with no help from firefox, the last resort will be switching to an independent vpn to resolve firefox ad issues... For years I had no issues with firefox or even ad blocking problems; but now ads and firefox's constant need to take TOTAL control of everything has become a major issue.

If all fails, the last hope will be turning to Express VPN...Thanx for any help you can give...rjk

Asked by RJK7 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 days ago