Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved

browser tracking

It appears web sites can track my activity on their site. How do I make it so a given web site can't track me? Does Firefox have a setting that makes it more difficult to… (read more)

It appears web sites can track my activity on their site. How do I make it so a given web site can't track me? Does Firefox have a setting that makes it more difficult to track me on a given web site? I've seen where a VPN, not sure what that is, can be of big help. How do I initiate a VPN and are there free VPN's? When I visit this particular site it states, "from your site login activity" and goes on from there what they want to do. How do I make it more difficult for a web site to be able to track my log in activity? Will a VPN solve this problem? Or, does Firefox have various accessories that can do the same thing? I know deleting cookies with this particular site does not solve the issue for me. Can someone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 week ago

Answered by Dropa 1 week ago

Removing Beta Release Channel

It appears that this question has been asked many, many, many times and yet a clear, concise answer hasn't been provided. How do I change my updates from the beat release… (read more)

It appears that this question has been asked many, many, many times and yet a clear, concise answer hasn't been provided. How do I change my updates from the beat release channel to standard updates? There should be a simple procedure to do this without a lot of unnecessary information in the answer and ultimately no answer to the question.

Asked by enerbunny 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Webpages displaying \u2019 instead of an apostrophe

For a long time, I often see that the apostrophe is not displayed but the code "\u2019" is there instead. It happens enough that I almost read past it as if it was corre… (read more)

For a long time, I often see that the apostrophe is not displayed but the code "\u2019" is there instead. It happens enough that I almost read past it as if it was correct english.

For example, a quoted Tweet on this site is shown as: "You clearly didn\u2019t bother to read her reply to him lol! " https://www.comicsands.com/aoc-clapback-musk-zuckerberg-twitter-2657252397.html

Seems to only be apostrophes. Ellipses, colons, quotations, brackets, dashes all appear fine.

I saw an article regarding Thunderbird that seemed very similar but didn't see much to help me. (questions/1312056). I saw a post about FF not using the Symbols font but that didn't help and I can't see how this should be a font issue (especially Symbol v. apostrophe).

Is there a way to fix it? The issue maybe due to the way the website is publishing quotes--I checked and found apostrophes appearing correctly on that page in the article headline and body text. The error is only inside the posted quotes.

Also, I don't see the pics of the quoted Tweets, just the text and I have to click on the date of the post to go to Twitter to see any graphic. Maybe that will help figure out what the apostrophe error is or maybe it is a second error/issue?

I run NoScript and uBlock Origin but I don' see any setting that would cause an issue. (uBlock is not blocking remote fonts. Twitter.com is not blocked by NoScript).

I'm no computer programmer or web designer but I find it hard to believe that an apostrophe should cause such a silly error.

Thank you.

Asked by Zane's Zoo 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Zane's Zoo 1 week ago

Color of visited links does not reset to unvisited color after clearing history in Firefox 100

Just installed Firefox 100 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, upgrading from Firefox 56(!). The new version properly imported my previous color settings for visited/unvisi… (read more)

Just installed Firefox 100 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, upgrading from Firefox 56(!). The new version properly imported my previous color settings for visited/unvisited links, and visited links do change to the correct color, but for some reason, they do not reset to the unvisited color after clearing all browsing history and reloading the page. The only way I can get them to reset to the unvisited color is to close/re-start Firefox. Any idea what's going on? Thanks for any info!

Asked by mkt.aux1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by mkt.aux1 1 week ago

  • Locked

marriage crash

This is my story. Digital affairs are serious problems for a marriage, although sometimes, they are also a symptom of underlying problems. Either way, you may quickly end… (read more)

This is my story. Digital affairs are serious problems for a marriage, although sometimes, they are also a symptom of underlying problems. Either way, you may quickly end up needing a divorce lawyer’s assistance if you do not put a fast halt to what is happening. Previously, traditional notions of infidelity required an actual physical relationship between an unfaithful spouse and their romantic partner. Thanks to the chxhack @gmailcom who helped me to dig into the communications of my husband platforms like his phone and social media, that i discovered that he was hacking extra affair and i got all the records of the communications and i was able to save my marriage. therefore if you are experiencing such worries get intouch with above. thank you.

Asked by realhack98 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 weeks ago

secondary pages

I open Firefox and it come up with the page on Full Screen; but if I click on some secondary page listed the new page comes up as just a small page to the right of the sc… (read more)

I open Firefox and it come up with the page on Full Screen; but if I click on some secondary page listed the new page comes up as just a small page to the right of the screen. This is something new!

How can I get the secondary pages to come up full screen as they used to?

Asked by GeorgesWare 2 weeks ago

Multiple tab closure now very unfriendly

Why is there now no option to close present tab only when clicking on X. The old (default) warning was excellent. With no warning, clicking the X kills Firefox - and all… (read more)

Why is there now no option to close present tab only when clicking on X. The old (default) warning was excellent. With no warning, clicking the X kills Firefox - and all open tabs. This has lost me hours of work already. i certainly don't want to go down the route of restoring all tabs first. I can't rely on it, for instance, holding all comments made on a form. And for that matter, I wouldn't want that to reinstate a login.

Please can we return to the warning with 2 options Close all tabs and Close current tab only.

Asked by Wrigh 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

ABC (Australia) https://iview.abc.net.au/ No longer plays. It does on other browsers

ABC (Australia) https://iview.abc.net.au/ No longer plays video. It does on other browsers. I've followed FF advice ive come across by disabeling extentions/add ons, rest… (read more)

ABC (Australia) https://iview.abc.net.au/ No longer plays video. It does on other browsers. I've followed FF advice ive come across by disabeling extentions/add ons, restarted FF but no luck. Also, I've started in safe mode. Also no luck.

Asked by Eating dirt 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 2 weeks ago

please take off the total ad block up add.

please take off the red add, the pop up total add sign that keeps popping up asking to paid for the add block I am 82 and on a fixed budget. I do not want this service. H… (read more)

please take off the red add, the pop up total add sign that keeps popping up asking to paid for the add block I am 82 and on a fixed budget. I do not want this service. How do I get it off my computer. When I want to print an article from an e mail.I always have to remove it to save an e mail, or when I want to print an article, I read it later, and I see the total ad block on my printed article stuck on the printed page blocking out what I printed. Its very annoying to have to take it off the screen before I print anything. Please help me. George at [removed email from public]

Asked by gnsansom 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

FireFox refresh

Firefox stopped working on me recently, so I had to close it through Task Manager and then reload all my tabs. However, istead of Firefox doing this it 'refreshed', now a… (read more)

Firefox stopped working on me recently, so I had to close it through Task Manager and then reload all my tabs.

However, istead of Firefox doing this it 'refreshed', now all my tabs are gone, and worse still all my saved passwords.

I rely on Firefox remembering these passwords as I can't, how do I get them back? My life is toast without them.

Please help, I need to talk to someone on how to get them back.

Asked by simonmyall2008 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

  • Solved

Firefox update changed icon to PDF???

firefox updated itself, which normally would be fine, but now there is a PDF icon in place of my normal firefox icon, and I am afraid to use it now. Is it for real?, can … (read more)

firefox updated itself, which normally would be fine, but now there is a PDF icon in place of my normal firefox icon, and I am afraid to use it now. Is it for real?, can I change the icon back to the old firefox one? Please let me know cause I won't use it now until I know for sure that it's ok and get it back as it was. thank you, Linda

Asked by lyndastuff 2 weeks ago

Answered by YongHan 2 weeks ago

how can I enable access to ftp sites in new Firefox (or else revert to older version)?

Until recently, I resisted allowing updates for Firefox because of the announcements of changes to prevent access to some technical kinds of website which I use. These i… (read more)

Until recently, I resisted allowing updates for Firefox because of the announcements of changes to prevent access to some technical kinds of website which I use. These include the public websites of the Paris Observatory which include useul informational ftp pages with important text, data and software files.

  I did recently allow a Firefox update, and now I find that I am cut off from access to these ftp pages. 
  How can I re-enable access to ftp? If it can't be done in the new version of Firefox, how can I return to an older Firefox version that does allow such access?

Asked by terry0051 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

Auto-fill forms

I need to know how to delete the entries which autofill when this webpage's indicated field in the screendump is clicked. I read the help guide does the instructions have… (read more)

I need to know how to delete the entries which autofill when this webpage's indicated field in the screendump is clicked.

I read the help guide does the instructions have no results.

Asked by iebgener 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

downloads

Firefox is still automatically downloading files to a default directory, even though I have selected "Always ask you where to save files". This is a security risk. I want… (read more)

Firefox is still automatically downloading files to a default directory, even though I have selected "Always ask you where to save files". This is a security risk. I want to be asked BEFORE the file is downloaded so I can choose the location or choose not to download. Thanks...Jim.

Asked by rsijim 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 2 weeks ago