Preferences explanation

I would like to know if the preferences (found in about:config or prefs.js) are explained in detail somewhere For example, what is browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.ad… (read more)

I would like to know if the preferences (found in about:config or prefs.js) are explained in detail somewhere For example, what is browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.advisoryURL? What values can it have? Why can't preference entries be deleted (not just given a value of "") by the user? Thank you.

Asked by lucchesi.esteban 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 minute ago

Firefox suddenly cannot download any files

Not for the first time, I suddenly cannot download any files in firefox (from PDFs to wetransfer links etc.). I have followed every bit of online advice there is. In trou… (read more)

Not for the first time, I suddenly cannot download any files in firefox (from PDFs to wetransfer links etc.). I have followed every bit of online advice there is. In troubleshoot mode I can download files. However by a process of elimination it is not caused by hardware acceleration, addons or extensions or my avast antivirus. This is really troublesome and I really need to download a lot for work. Performing a refresh every couple of weeks is not the solution.

This problem has been around for at least two years now.

Asked by alex.ross 17 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 minutes ago

Repeatedly crashes . but only on this machine.

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same d… (read more)

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same distros ( linux mint 20.3 ) radeon video cards , amd family cpu's This machine is AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor × 6 the video card atm is AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.50.0, 5.4.0-94-generic, LLVM 12.0.0) though i had the same crash issue with a nVidia graphics card. Memory is Corsair and the memtest86 reports no errors. This is where i get a bit lost. Memory issues or hardware defects might explain this but where's one to begin ? Trouble is , no other application ever crashes and it's rock solid. So is FF to point a finger at or something else ? That's the objective of me submitting this report. Try to find out what's really at fault here and fix it.

The crashes happen at all times. It can also be right at starting FF and never even reaching the main window. I tried with and without the --safe-mode and it's the same that also happens.

So i submitted one of the crash reports ID: 656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

The report can be found here : https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

Since there's so many i hesitate to put them all up , there's dozens since the system reinstall yesterday , i reinstalled the whole OS again yesterday to try to get rid of the bug. Any help to solve this once and for all will be highly appreciated . :) thanks for reading

FuzzyTheBear

Asked by FuzzyTheBear 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 minutes ago

Firefox Bookmarks

I use serveral browsers during the week, but Mozilla Firefox is my primary browser. I use to have hundreds of bookmarks in my Firefox Bookmarks, but now I have none. Wher… (read more)

I use serveral browsers during the week, but Mozilla Firefox is my primary browser. I use to have hundreds of bookmarks in my Firefox Bookmarks, but now I have none. Where did they go and how to I recover them?

Asked by donnahoo 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 minutes ago

"Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." since Firefox 96

Ever since I updated to Firefox 96, I have been receiving the error message "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." at times. Refreshing does help. This did not se… (read more)

Ever since I updated to Firefox 96, I have been receiving the error message "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." at times. Refreshing does help. This did not seem to happen with Firefox 95. I am currently on Firefox 96.0.2. I tried restarting the computer, tried refreshing Firefox, tried disabling hardware acceleration, etc., and the issue still persists.

Asked by sabbath99 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 minutes ago

How do I get my toolbar back on the top of the page? (after I updated it is now on the side)

I recently updated my system and it removed the toolbar at the top of the page. Please tell me how I can return my bookmarks up top. I like that better than having to … (read more)

I recently updated my system and it removed the toolbar at the top of the page. Please tell me how I can return my bookmarks up top. I like that better than having to open up a side bar and search for them.

I read some old information on doing it but it didn't help. So please give me some simple steps in order to do to return my toolbar back to the top of the page. PS. Please when you give us an update is there anyway to keep the system from changing these things. It really irks me.

Asked by jekormanslp 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 minutes ago

Changing new tab page from dark mode to light mode

Can someone help please? This evening I had to close Firefox and when I went to open it again it updated but then I noticed everything was now in dark mode i.e new tab pa… (read more)

Can someone help please?

This evening I had to close Firefox and when I went to open it again it updated but then I noticed everything was now in dark mode i.e new tab page and my bookmark side bar.

How do I get it back to light mode?

Asked by hoggys2much1 52 minutes ago

Last reply by cor-el 30 minutes ago

Can no longer watch prime video

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his ma… (read more)

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his mac desktop and there is no problem watching them on kindle fire. However I want to continue watching on laptop.


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section.

Asked by lesewart 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Firefox Notifications

Both my wife and I have lost work and time due to Firefox notifications. I have seen my wife throw her hands up and ask me what to do because she has been hacked and now … (read more)

Both my wife and I have lost work and time due to Firefox notifications. I have seen my wife throw her hands up and ask me what to do because she has been hacked and now all it will let her do is change her Firefox color theme or whatever else Firefox is pushing. For people with physical or other handicaps these notifications are extremely stressful. I did the research (4hours) in Firefox archives and getting caught in the Firefox loop that took me back to the same wrong information. BTW, where is the "options" category in Privacy and Security? I have installed a block though I doubt it will work and would like to hear the correct way to stop or derail Firefox notifications. Suggestion: Use a pop up message like a sticky note instead of de-prioritizing the web page I am attempting to or looking at. I could be contacting poison control since I can't hear or (this actually did happen) researching what to do with explosives in my back yard that are smoking and dripping that I just plowed up AND the local law is a 1-800 number and will get back to me when they listen to their machine. When my freedom of choice is taken, it pushes me to not support the taker. If I can be of assistance let me know and I will do what I can to improve the Firefox notification scenario.

Asked by docbooth 11 hours ago

Last reply by TNorth 3 hours ago

Incognito keeping session intact

Hi, This morning I logged into my Gmail using incognito mode and then closed the tab. Now when I visit Gmail inside incognito it logs me in immediately as if it saved al… (read more)

Hi,

This morning I logged into my Gmail using incognito mode and then closed the tab. Now when I visit Gmail inside incognito it logs me in immediately as if it saved all session information like cookies. I faced this issue first time on any browser and there is no mention of such issue elsewhere. I am on Version 96.0.1

Asked by yuvrajraghuvanshi.s 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Firefox is managed by organization

Hello, I am using a personal PC. So I don't require the Firefox to be managed by an organization. In settings it shows "Your browser is being managed by your organization… (read more)

Hello, I am using a personal PC. So I don't require the Firefox to be managed by an organization. In settings it shows "Your browser is being managed by your organization" . On clicking on it, it says "The Enterprise Policies service is active but there are no policies enabled". I have attached screenshots for the same. Does any one know how to resolve this bug?


edit: fixed formatting cause by space before I am

Asked by Gourav 21 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

connection not secure error

I'm trying to connect to octopi.local and keep getting the "Internal Sever Error" when trying to connect to my Octopie with octopi.local. This has never happened before a… (read more)

I'm trying to connect to octopi.local and keep getting the "Internal Sever Error" when trying to connect to my Octopie with octopi.local. This has never happened before and all I can figure out it that my browser has updated to version 96. How do I get around this so i can monitor my printers?

Asked by larryg5751 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Change lifetime of pull down folder menu

I'm having a really hard time trying to put proper terms into my request. Please bear with me. I believe it's a version or two ago that Firefox started imposing an arbitr… (read more)

I'm having a really hard time trying to put proper terms into my request. Please bear with me.

I believe it's a version or two ago that Firefox started imposing an arbitrary limit on how long I could explore in a pulldown bookmarks menu before it disappeared. I believe that earlier this wasn't the case: that once I was searching around among bookmarks they would be available to me to mouse around in for as long as I needed. Now they self-retract after a few seconds.

Is there a hidden pref to remove or greatly increase the time before the automatic withdrawal of bookmark menus while in use occurs?

I hope I'm being clear about this. I'm sure my terminology is less than accurate.

Thanks

Asked by Etnier 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Crashed tabs not showing up in restore!

Windows 10 computer crashed and firefox lost all tabs, They aren't showing up in the restore tab. The only ones that show up are the ones that I opened after the crash. … (read more)

Windows 10 computer crashed and firefox lost all tabs, They aren't showing up in the restore tab. The only ones that show up are the ones that I opened after the crash.

Asked by ND Roughrider 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

privacy.resistFingerprinting = false did not work

I'm on a Windows 10 Pro PC. Actually, Firefox was working fine until today. My Firefox is up to date as of right now. I have an account with AtesMedia. I used to log in … (read more)

I'm on a Windows 10 Pro PC. Actually, Firefox was working fine until today. My Firefox is up to date as of right now. I have an account with AtesMedia. I used to log in and I'd access a menu with the current time and content available "EN DIRECTO" live.

Today, when I entered, the time showing on the menu in the Firefox browser did not correspond to my Windows time setting. I tried the same access from Chrome and it has the right time setting. I can therefore easily access whatever content I select and click on.

In Firefox the time is way off by six hours (the time difference between Spain where the service content originates and my time in the U.S.). Again, the computer time is correct in the Windows settings, as I can confirm by simply flipping over to Chrome and not getting this problem.

Doing some searching, I found suggestions to go to about:config, finding the privacy.resistFingerprinting setting and make sure it is set to false. I did that, closed Firefox, restarted it, checked to see that my change persisted (it did). I then re-started a new session of the AtresPlayer, where I had to log in again to my Premium account. But, the problem was not fixed.

I still get the wrong time in Firefox. If I manually advance on the timeline by six hours, of course there are different program contents available. I can then select one and request either to continue live or begin the program from its initial start time. Either way, it works, but it is an enormous pain to go through that I didn't have to do before in Firefox.

Something has gone awry and I don't know what it is or how to fix it. Can anyone please help? Please don't tell me to set privacy.resistFingerprinting = false -- I have already done that and it doesn't work. I even removed it completely and did it again from scratch. I have shut down Firefox. As I mentioned, I restarted it to make sure that my setting went into effect and wasn't cancelled on shutting down and restarting again.

Asked by silvanet 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Browser is Stuck, please help!

So this started with Chrome, the browser just stopped loading, it would open but I could never get a website to open. So I changed to Foxfire, and it worked fine. Now it… (read more)

So this started with Chrome, the browser just stopped loading, it would open but I could never get a website to open. So I changed to Foxfire, and it worked fine. Now it is doing the same thing. I open the browser, but no web pages will open. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, restarted my computer, run countless Norton scans, my computer is just a year old, I am online and I've used all the troubleshooting devices I can find. I don't know what is going on and could really use some help. The only error I get is 'Timed out'.

The connection has timed out

An error occurred during a connection to support.mozilla.org.

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Asked by ladya352012 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Unlock Firefox

Suddenly I cannot send email. I get a message: "Unlock Firefox". This seems to have occurred after the last update on both my tablet and cell phone. My PC functions prop… (read more)

Suddenly I cannot send email. I get a message: "Unlock Firefox". This seems to have occurred after the last update on both my tablet and cell phone. My PC functions properly. How do I unlock Firefox?

Asked by alphege 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago