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Intermittent SSL Errors across all websites

Hello, I believe this issue started ever since I upgraded my PC to Windows 11, and has persisted through a full reinstall. I continually get intermittent SSL errors of al… (read more)

Hello,

I believe this issue started ever since I upgraded my PC to Windows 11, and has persisted through a full reinstall. I continually get intermittent SSL errors of all types when visiting any websites. Simply refreshing the page temporarily resolves the issue, but I'd estimate 20% of the time when I try to load a webpage I get the error. This does not happen on any other browser, or Firefox on any other device on my network. Interestingly I believe this even happened on the same machine inside a Linux VM in VMware, but I'm not 100% I am remembering that right. So far, I have tried various fixes including resetting certificate authorities and changing Firefox to use the Windows certificate store in about:config, but nothing has worked so far. I'm all ears for any ideas.

Thanks!

Asked by jdial91 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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Option to use Gmail for mailto: links has suddenly vanished from Settings

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, seve… (read more)

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, several times, and usually fix it by going to Tools > Settings, under General > Applications, select "mailto" under Content Type, then select Gmail from the drop-down menu.

This time, however, Gmail is not presented as an option, in this pop-up. Clicking "Choose..." just opens up a Windows Explorer file-picker window.

I tried to fix this in Tools > Settings, under General > Applications. There, "mailto" just shows "Use other..." and if I click that, the "Select Helper Application" pop-up window is basically blank, with a message at the bottom saying "No applications were found for this file type."

I refreshed Firefox but it did not solve the problem.

I have tried to attached images but they will not upload.

I am running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 11

Asked by lindabknight 1 day ago

Answered by Dropa 12 hours ago

Firefox on my Windows 11 computer does not display graphic elements correctly.

Is this a Firefox problem or a computer problem? In Firefox, but not in Edge or Chrome, the shaded boxes enclosing text or delineating the page (on any web page, or in a… (read more)

Is this a Firefox problem or a computer problem?

In Firefox, but not in Edge or Chrome, the shaded boxes enclosing text or delineating the page (on any web page, or in a PDF viewed in the browser) are missing.

In Gmail, for example, all the navigation elements above the list of emails are invisible, e.g. the little box and caption for selecting all the emails on the page, or for refreshing the page; and further, if all the emails are selected, the boxes for: Archive, Report Spam, Delete, Mark As Read, Snooze, Add To Tasks, Move to Inbox, More ... are invisible.

At WashingtonPost.com, for example, the banner ads that automatically display at the top of the home page, and at intervals throughout the page, and the shading around headlines on other pages, do not appear.

Asked by humanrightsproject 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Sidebar issue on Windows 11

I have the following: <html><head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- bod… (read more)

I have the following:

<html><head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<style type="text/css">
<!--
body {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; color: #000000; background-color: #eee; width: 200px;}
a:link {color: #000099;}
a:visited {color: #000099;}
a {text-decoration: none; margin-left: 0.5em; display: block;}
div.folder {padding-top: 10px;}
div.folder a {display: none;}
div.folder:hover a {display: block;}
div.title { color: maroon; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px; border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc; padding-bottom: 6px; }
div.subtitle { color: navy; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 8px; }
div.subtitle a { color: navy; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; }
div.subtitle a:hover { color: blue; }
-->
</style>

</head>

<body background="DNASidebar_files/DNA%2520Sidebar%2520for%2520Firefox.html">
<div class="title">Bioinformatics Sidebar</div>
<div class="subtitle">Active as of: <i>2022-05-18</i></div>

<div class="folder">Databases</div>
<a href="www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore">Nucleotide</a>
...
</body></html>

To use this, I just click it in whatever folder it's in and it comes up in Firefox. If I run this on either Linux or Mac, when I click "Nucleotide" it takes me to the URL. If I do this on Windows 11, my URL looks like the following:

file:///C:/Users/xxxxx/Documents/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore

What do I need to do on Windows to get the real URL to execute?

Thanks, Joe

Asked by trubisz 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

Highlighting of buttons

Happens on a number of websites when I press buttons, like Youtube logo for example, blue box surrounds the logo. Other cases when i adjust the volume button on a youtube… (read more)

Happens on a number of websites when I press buttons, like Youtube logo for example, blue box surrounds the logo. Other cases when i adjust the volume button on a youtube video, the button is remembered and whenever I press spacebar with the intention of pausing the video, the video gets muted instead because the volume button is highlighted and remembered.

Asked by BudgetPrincess 6 days ago

Last reply by vda1 9 hours ago

Websites aren't auto filling suggestions

Example: If I start typing in the address bar and type the letter a... amazon.com comes up since I frequent there a lot. But, if I start typing the name of my bank nothin… (read more)

Example: If I start typing in the address bar and type the letter a... amazon.com comes up since I frequent there a lot. But, if I start typing the name of my bank nothing comes up in the address bar. I always have to type it out.

Asked by bryan.touchton 1 day ago

Last reply by HKSim 1 day ago

This is so stupid, I was just on Facebook then it told me to refresh, now theres some security crap.

Facebook does NOT require any HSTS, Edge goes there with no problem. This is why I deleted Firefox last night, I downloaded it again to try to get there and what do you k… (read more)

Facebook does NOT require any HSTS, Edge goes there with no problem. This is why I deleted Firefox last night, I downloaded it again to try to get there and what do you know, it worked. That is until it told me to refresh, then all of a sudden you claim it requires this HSTS which is crap. The only reason I'm not on Edge now is one small little imperfection that Firefox doesn't have. So I guess I'll be deleting Firefox yet again with it's HSTS nonsense.

Asked by scott150 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 1 day ago

When dragging a tab into a new window, how do you stop it from being full screen like previous window

I am wondering if it is at all possible to adjust the settings when pulling a tab into a new window. For example, if I am running Firefox fullscreen I would like the tab … (read more)

I am wondering if it is at all possible to adjust the settings when pulling a tab into a new window. For example, if I am running Firefox fullscreen I would like the tab that I pull to be opened in windowed form. I noticed that this is typically the case when using Chromium-based browsers, but noticed that on Firefox it stays in the format as the previous window. (if already windowed the pulled tab will also be windowed) is there a way to ensure that the pulled tab will always be windowed?

Asked by Grimprovise 2 days ago

Last reply by Grimprovise 1 day ago

installed windows 11 on my pc. open firefox. where are all the former menu items including bookmarks?

right and left clicking on the open app menu in the far right column didn't help me. I'm only a 17-year computer professional with a Ph.D. who publishes in peer-reviewed … (read more)

right and left clicking on the open app menu in the far right column didn't help me. I'm only a 17-year computer professional with a Ph.D. who publishes in peer-reviewed journals. How am I supposed to guess what to do?

Asked by cahalanj 2 days ago

Last reply by Terry 2 days ago

losing passwords

okay been losing passwords not able to figure out why i have talked to the hp omen support teams twice now in the last 3 months the first time resulted in a complete bac… (read more)

okay been losing passwords not able to figure out why i have talked to the hp omen support teams twice now in the last 3 months the first time resulted in a complete back to factory settings the second one was today hp case #5085372677 which found nothing on my end was wrong and they believe the problem start's here with firefox i am update with the latest firefox updates

Asked by lhicks7905 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

How to get mp3 to play from browser instead of downloading (or how to open another file type in browser)

Finally figured it out; and since earlier posts raised the issue but didn't have this solution, I decided to post what worked for me. 1. Download an example of the file … (read more)

Finally figured it out; and since earlier posts raised the issue but didn't have this solution, I decided to post what worked for me.

1. Download an example of the file type you're having issues with 2. CTL-J or click the down-pointing arrow icon ("display the progress of ongoing downloads") at top right of menu bar 3. Right-click the file name of the item you just downloaded; then choose "Always open similar files"

Adding the file type to Settings > Applications was not an option. Windows Media Pack was a red herring. Autoplay is a different thing.

Hope this helps someone, or maybe ME the next time I forget.

Asked by pandathum 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 days ago

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Can't Open Most Google Sites

Access to Google sites (Gmail, Google Search, Google Calendar) with Firefox (v. 100.0, 64-bit) is very irregular. I can sometimes open the pages, but can't, e.g., edit c… (read more)

Access to Google sites (Gmail, Google Search, Google Calendar) with Firefox (v. 100.0, 64-bit) is very irregular. I can sometimes open the pages, but can't, e.g., edit calendar entries. Often when I click a bookmark (in the Bookmarks Bar), or enter the URL for a Google site, nothing happens. Clicking other bookmarks opens the corresponding pages. Only Google sites seem to be affected. Is FF blocking Google?

Asked by Old Man Crutchfield 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

Why does nothing remember this browser?

The password manaer and autofill works just fine. but every damn time I try to log into anything I have to do the F-ing two factor authentication everytime. I'm so sick o… (read more)

The password manaer and autofill works just fine. but every damn time I try to log into anything I have to do the F-ing two factor authentication everytime. I'm so sick of it. It even does that even though I selected "trust this browser or device or whatever". I hate 2FA I dont care how secure it is its a pain in the ass!!!

Asked by jrocco727 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Cannot login to Apple ID

Hi, I'm trying to access my Apple ID (appleid.apple.com). When I select "Sign In" the page hangs and never displays the fields to enter my user name and password. The mes… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to access my Apple ID (appleid.apple.com). When I select "Sign In" the page hangs and never displays the fields to enter my user name and password. The message I get is "This action could not be completed because of an error. Try again or check back later."

Under Settings > General > Network Settings I selected No proxy and I disabled DNS over HTTPS. But neither of these actions made a difference.

Eventually, I had to use Microsoft Edge to access my account.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Asked by dicemandcdc 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Windows 11 Video Playback Issues

Videos don't play in Firefox after updating to Windows 11. They just perpetually load. Playback works fine on Google Chrome, I'm not sure what could be causing this. I tr… (read more)

Videos don't play in Firefox after updating to Windows 11. They just perpetually load. Playback works fine on Google Chrome, I'm not sure what could be causing this. I tried reinstalling, disabling all extensions, clearing cache, etc. and nothing has worked.

Asked by Chrissy 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Página no segura. Imposible crear excepción

Buenos días Estoy utilizando una web cuya certeza de seguridad es absoluta, pero el navegador no lo cree así. Necesito crear una excepción para la misma. Me conecto a tra… (read more)

Buenos días Estoy utilizando una web cuya certeza de seguridad es absoluta, pero el navegador no lo cree así.

Necesito crear una excepción para la misma. Me conecto a través de una VPN en un navegador instalado en una VM. Todo funcionaba correctamente, hasta que hoy he actualizado el navegador.

Ahora aparece momentaneamente (entorno a medio segundo) la típica página que te alerta de que la web puede no ser segura, donde salen 2 botones, el que dice: "Retroceder (recomendado)" y el de: "Avanzado" para añadir una excepción. Pero automáticamente el navegador carga otra página que dice: "Uf. Tenemos problemas para encontrar ese sitio".

Este ordenador es seguro, está en una intranet (o más bien extranet) así que me sobra al seguridad. No la quiero desactivar al 100% por que hay veces que no uso la VPN, pero ecesito poder conectarme a esa web.

¿Alguna solución? Ya he intentado varias cosas buscando en google, y nada funciona.

Asked by JCVL 3 days ago

Last reply by JCVL 3 days ago