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How do I prevent my cookie exception list from being programmatically amended?

I have Firefox set to never accept cookies, and I have an Exception list that specifically allows cookies from sites of my choice. Trouble is, this exception list is some… (read more)

I have Firefox set to never accept cookies, and I have an Exception list that specifically allows cookies from sites of my choice. Trouble is, this exception list is somehow being expanded with sites that I haven't included, and in some cases, sites that I've specifically blocked. For example, I have explicitly blocked cookies from Google. Yet, when I check the list, I find both the rule I entered blocking Google, and a new rule that I didn't enter specifying that Google may drop cookies for First Party Only.

Question: Who (besides me, the user) is allowed to expand the Exception list, and why? Seems to me this makes the promise of the list nearly worthless.

I'm running Firefox 33.1.1.

Asked by Nemo564 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I enlarge font on other sites I visit in firefox

I just upgraded to a newer used laptop, the first to use Windows 7, for me. This is my first day, so I still have a lot to learn. I went to open Facebook, but the loggin … (read more)

I just upgraded to a newer used laptop, the first to use Windows 7, for me. This is my first day, so I still have a lot to learn. I went to open Facebook, but the loggin page font was so tiny. It looked like the page had shrunk. Not all sites do this. YouTube will have a normal size video screen, but all the list at the right is similarly like a 2 point font, unreadable. I opened the control panel to adjust the font size there. It made all the Windows based pages quite large, but did not change my browser.

What??? I clicked the button on this page to automatically add a troubleshooter and a window opened to install Sinc or something. that didn't seem right?

Asked by Hybridizer 6 years ago

Answered by CoryMH 6 years ago

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Why is data being retained in the Firefox Internet cache when I always use Private Browsing ?

OS Windows 7, using Firefox 33.1.1. I have set "Never remember history" so always use Private Browsing mode. I use CCleaner to delete unwanted files from my PC on each… (read more)

OS Windows 7, using Firefox 33.1.1. I have set "Never remember history" so always use Private Browsing mode. I use CCleaner to delete unwanted files from my PC on each reboot, and notice that despite using private browsing mode CCleaner is deleting files every reboot from Firefox's Internet Cache. This morning, for example, there were 203 files with 2805 KB of data deleted by CC Cleaner from the Firefox Internet cache. What data is Firefox storing there from private browsing sessions?

Asked by sidb 6 years ago

Last reply by sidb 6 years ago

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Sync of bookmarks

How come the syncing of Bookmarks destroys my bookmarks on my Desktop? I need to restore the Bookmarks several times a day and a few moments/minutes/ hours later, the res… (read more)

How come the syncing of Bookmarks destroys my bookmarks on my Desktop?

I need to restore the Bookmarks several times a day and a few moments/minutes/ hours later, the restore is gone.

This could not be the meaning of syncing bookmarks between various PC's / platforms?

Arne.

Asked by Arnedanc 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Favourite add-ons vanish between sessions

When I boot my computer lately,about three of my favourite FF (ver 33.1.1) add-ons are no longer installed.These include Lazarus,X-notifier,and Theme Font and Size Change… (read more)

When I boot my computer lately,about three of my favourite FF (ver 33.1.1) add-ons are no longer installed.These include Lazarus,X-notifier,and Theme Font and Size Changer.I can reinstall them manually,but it is becoming a pain to do so.I find that when I DO reinstall,the add-ons seem to remember my previous settings,such as X-notifier,which still has my Hotmail accounts and passwords when I reinstall it. Please advise,thanks!

Asked by Newbeak 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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No "Save Username & Password" Prompt Appears

I just bought a new PC and transferred my Firefox Profile from an external drive to my new PC after downloading Firefox. Everything is fine (all my bookmarks and extensio… (read more)

I just bought a new PC and transferred my Firefox Profile from an external drive to my new PC after downloading Firefox. Everything is fine (all my bookmarks and extensions are there), but Firefox will no longer save my passwords, nor were any "saved" from my old profile. I can sign into websites, but no "save password" prompt appears on the page. I'm not in Private Browsing mode. I restarted FF in safe mode and turned off hardware acceleration and still no save prompt.

Asked by solrage 6 years ago

Last reply by voyant 6 years ago

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Was bookmarking and backed up on arrow too far-list of bookmarks gone.

I was trying to add an entry to my bookmarks.The drop down list of my many bookmarks appeared. I scrolled upwards with the arrow at the right hand side to find the folder… (read more)

I was trying to add an entry to my bookmarks.The drop down list of my many bookmarks appeared. I scrolled upwards with the arrow at the right hand side to find the folder where I wanted to save the bookmark. Suddenly, the 'screen' of bookmarking changed. Now when I try to bookmark all I see , when I click the 'down' arrow are

Bookmarks Toolbar Bookmarks Menu Unsorted Bookmarks

Sometimes, when I try to bookmark, I also see a few unrelated folders,but I cannot scroll these either.

Asked by Aless6 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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shorten firefox 33.1 address bar for longer bing bar

earlier versions of Firefox had "spacers" to add to accomplish such things. They are not to be found in the present version, at least not by me. Thanks, George Kunkel… (read more)

earlier versions of Firefox had "spacers" to add to accomplish such things. They are not to be found in the present version, at least not by me. Thanks, George Kunkel

Asked by gwkunkel 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Why is my profile gone?

Dear FF volunteers, Thank you for your service!!! FF showed note that start process is slow and I should reset settings. I did so. And also deleted the profile and crea… (read more)

Dear FF volunteers,

Thank you for your service!!!

FF showed note that start process is slow and I should reset settings. I did so. And also deleted the profile and created a new profile just to be safe and start from a very clean slate.

The new profile worked for a few hours fine, but when I start Firefox now, it opens with a new profile, i.e. all bookmarks and extensions are gone, except for the Lastpass and Avast plugin.

Why?

I had installed these extensions: Lasspass, Avast antivirus, easy copy, Adblock plus, Bbuffer, Fireshot.

Is one of them corrupting the Firefox profile?

When I press the "Automatically add" button for Troubleshooting information here in this form, I get the error message that it can't connect to the mozilla server. I had the same problem when installing the lastpass extension. Which I then did my manually installing it.

I appreciate your help!

Joerg

Asked by Joerg42 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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search bar returns search in japanese

I am in Canada and have been using firefox without issue for years. After the recent update to firefox when I try to do a search using the firefox search bar, I only get … (read more)

I am in Canada and have been using firefox without issue for years. After the recent update to firefox when I try to do a search using the firefox search bar, I only get results now from google japan. If I change to yahoo or others I get english search results. However when switching back to google I get japanese search results again. If I go to google.com directly I get english search results like normal. HELP!!!!!! Why is this happening now after all these years????????

Asked by 604maxximus 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How to get the intro video off my google homepage screen I have already seen it, it is where the firefox logo used to be.

How to get the intro video off my google homepage screen I have already seen it, it is where the firefox logo used to be. I started with the latest upgrade that I reload… (read more)

How to get the intro video off my google homepage screen I have already seen it, it is where the firefox logo used to be. I started with the latest upgrade that I reloaded.

Asked by LeedaJoy 6 years ago

Answered by Brains Solutions 6 years ago

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Security warning when searching

33.1.1, XP, SP3 Since upgrading to 33.1.1 every time I do a Google search from my BT Home Page I get the following security warning: "Although this page is encrypted, the… (read more)

33.1.1, XP, SP3

Since upgrading to 33.1.1 every time I do a Google search from my BT Home Page I get the following security warning:

"Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a third party.

"Are you sure you want to continue sending this information?"

I am aware that Google search in Firefox's default page is encrypted and I also know that if I use Google search in the address bar of my BT Home Page there is no warning (presumably because I'm still effectively using Firefox).

As stated this has only started happening since the upgrade to 31.1.1 - is this a new addition?

It is much more convenient to use the large search box on my BT page as the cursor is placed there by default.

Obviously I don't want to people to track my searches although I have been using non-encrypted http for years. However, is there any way I can set my BT search panel to https or to tell Firefox that https should be used on that page? Probably not.

As a last resort, is there any way I can turn off this annoying warning?

Asked by Smirnoff 6 years ago

Last reply by Smirnoff 6 years ago

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For the past 3 days I have been unable to open my comcast email, but can open it on other browsers...what up?

I have been using FIREFOX for YEARS to access my email on comcast.net. Just about 3 days ago, I am unable to do so. I get the circle going round and round and round and… (read more)

I have been using FIREFOX for YEARS to access my email on comcast.net. Just about 3 days ago, I am unable to do so. I get the circle going round and round and round and never connecting. I can open it on Google Chrome and IE, so this leads me to believe it is a Firefox issue. Please help.

Asked by zone383 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Flash videos smeared top to bottom in Firefox

This just came up.I have FF 33.1.1,and WIn 7 Home Premium. Flash videos play normally in Chrome,but all videos are smeared top to bottom in FF.I uninstalled and reinstall… (read more)

This just came up.I have FF 33.1.1,and WIn 7 Home Premium. Flash videos play normally in Chrome,but all videos are smeared top to bottom in FF.I uninstalled and reinstalled Flash,but that doesn't help. Update: This morning,Dec 7th,when I booted the computer,videos were playing normally again.I noticed that FF updated to version 34 last night,if that matters.

Asked by Newbeak 6 years ago

Answered by AbuRafa 6 years ago

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tried to change search engines in firefox 34 and lost all of them and could not get them back, finally went back to version 33.how do you fix that problem

I did not want yahoo as my default search engine. I want to be able to pick and choose as always. When i clicked on a different search engine i lost all functionality of … (read more)

I did not want yahoo as my default search engine. I want to be able to pick and choose as always. When i clicked on a different search engine i lost all functionality of the search bar and it became blank.I,ve gone back to 33 till i can get a fix for the problem. I would appreciate your help.

Asked by scrapper 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Website opening up everytime I open a window of FireFox

Hello, today when I got home from university I opened up my Firefox browser and then as it loaded my homepage then another tab opened up with the web address http://nickp… (read more)

Hello, today when I got home from university I opened up my Firefox browser and then as it loaded my homepage then another tab opened up with the web address http://nickpjason.github.io/html5loop/ and it keeps asking me to download and install this youtube video downloader extension which I do not want to do.

It opens up everytime I open a new window of firefox, is there anyway I can get rid of this? I thought I would ask GitHub here if there was a way to get rid of it then asking the FireFox help forums

Asked by Oxihom 6 years ago

Last reply by Oxihom 6 years ago

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Why am I having so much trouble signing in to Mozilla

Every time I try to sign in it will not take username and password so I have to change it and then I forget what I changed it to. Also why can't I watch videos on facebo… (read more)

Every time I try to sign in it will not take username and password so I have to change it and then I forget what I changed it to.


Also why can't I watch videos on facebook I can with Internet Explorer Windows 7

Asked by samnbrand3 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago