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Download settings keep reverting to default

I have the download setting to "Always ask you where to save files". Unfortunately, Firefox keeps changing the setting back to the default. I understand that, unfortun… (read more)

I have the download setting to "Always ask you where to save files". Unfortunately, Firefox keeps changing the setting back to the default. I understand that, unfortunately, whenever Firefox does an update it changes all my settings back to the defaults (but that's a different issue).

I have 'Firefox updates' set to only install when I okay the install. Unfortunately something is changing even when I have not run an update.

Why might my download settings be reverting back to the default setting?

Asked by llbresee 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

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FTP link wants to open in other app

Hi! I found a strange thing today. I wanted to open an ftp link and firefox asked me in which app I wanted to open it. Of course I wanted to open it in Firefox, but the o… (read more)

Hi! I found a strange thing today. I wanted to open an ftp link and firefox asked me in which app I wanted to open it. Of course I wanted to open it in Firefox, but the only app on list was Internet Explorer. So, I added Firefox to the list, but I couldn't open the link with it, because when I marked Firefox and tried to click "open", nothing happend and the box still appeared. So, I ended up using IE. I'm using Firefox Nightly (81.0a1 atm of encountering this).

Asked by Qbsoon 23 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

No casting option on Firefox yet!

Its 2020 man! Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have t… (read more)

Its 2020 man!

Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have that feature. I usually stream a lot of content and this feature, for me, is indispensable.

Furthermore, I am not asking for any workaround or extensions. There should be a native casting feature on Mozilla Firefox too just like other browsers.

Regards, VIVEK

Asked by Vivek Rao Anand 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 day ago

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Minimize and Restore Icons Missing

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corne… (read more)

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corner of the window, but I am unable to minimize or restore. All other applications still have these icons available.

Asked by sabo11236 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Inconsistent HTTPS

I have a website with SSL. When I open it by simply www.sitename, FF automatically uses https and extends this to all sub-pages. When I open sub-pages directly, i.e. www.… (read more)

I have a website with SSL. When I open it by simply www.sitename, FF automatically uses https and extends this to all sub-pages. When I open sub-pages directly, i.e. www.sitename/pagename, FF uses http and shows the insecure icon. If I open sub-pages with https://sitename/pagename, FF shows them as secure. Chrome and Edge automatically use https for sub-pages opened directly by www.sitename/pagename. Why is FF inconsistent in this way?

Asked by davidm1 1 month ago

Last reply by davidm1 3 days ago

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How do I get system menu to appear on top bar?

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Mo… (read more)

When I right click on the top bar of Chrome or any other window, I get a menu with items: Minimize, Maximize, Move, Resize, Always on top, Always on visible workspace, Move to monitor left, Close.

When I right click on the top bar of Firefox, I get a menu with items: Pin to overflow menu (grayed out), Remove from toolbar (greyed out), Menu bar, Bookmarks toolbar, Customize...

How do I get the system menu to appear also on Firefox, instead of this Firefox menu nonsense?

Asked by Jenneth 3 days ago

Answered by Jenneth 3 days ago

Firefox Browser crashes

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there… (read more)

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

Asked by scmarshall999 2 weeks ago

Last reply by scmarshall999 4 days ago

Open Link In New Tab - PDF Files

Hi, PDF File handling has recently changed - For the worse for me and it's become really frustrating. When I right click a PDF file link and select "open link in new tab"… (read more)

Hi, PDF File handling has recently changed - For the worse for me and it's become really frustrating.

When I right click a PDF file link and select "open link in new tab", why does Firefox then ask me how I want to treat the file? I just asked it to open the file in a new tab, so it should be obvious what I want to do - asking again is illogical.

Not only that, before the file handling dialog box, it opens a new tab next to the tab I'm in and then closes it when the dialog box appears - When I select the unnecessary "open in Firefox" (I just asked it to open in a new tab), it now creates a new tab at the END of my tabs and steals focus.

I also get the file handling dialog box when I ask to "save link as", when logically I should just get the save location dialog box.

How do I get the old behaviour back?

Thanks folks

Asked by clive15 1 month ago

Last reply by clive15 4 days ago

Firefox stopping Evernote Web Clipper from working

When trying to use Evernote web clipper add on the browser setting stop it from working. I cant tell from the error message which w=setting is causing the problem. The Lo… (read more)

When trying to use Evernote web clipper add on the browser setting stop it from working. I cant tell from the error message which w=setting is causing the problem. The Log records the following: Evernote Web Clipper 7.13.1.1-fdf32c3 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:81.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/81.0 Clipper core: 1.5.0-98592b5 Locale: en-US 3527416 experiments status: {

"SaveButtonPos_CLIPPER-1768": null,
"ClipTypeOrder_CLIPPER-1992": null

}

2020\11\19 18:47:01 LOG: ------ Button clicked ------- 2020\11\19 18:47:01 WRN: Unable to run in system tab https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks D.

Asked by dglenunga 4 days ago

Disable or erase "Recently Bookmarked"

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in … (read more)

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in the Support, despite doing searches using several different search terms. It is a strange thing to have without being able to erase it or disable it, especially since bookmarks saved during "private window" searches show up there.

Asked by bpghayward 1 month ago

Last reply by bwalthers 5 days ago

Ctrl+F

Hi, I updated Mozilla Firefox to version 81.0 (64 bit) three days ago. I noticed that the functionality of search in the page (Ctrl+F) doesn't work properly. For example,… (read more)

Hi, I updated Mozilla Firefox to version 81.0 (64 bit) three days ago. I noticed that the functionality of search in the page (Ctrl+F) doesn't work properly. For example, I try to search a word, using the search bar, and the browser doesn't find anything. Mozilla doesn't highlight anything. Why? However, after I close the browser and open it again, the function of search works. I refreshed Mozilla twice and reinstalled, but the problem persists. Can you help me? Thanks.

Asked by Andrea 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Old email account deleted to avoid scammers

I had a Firefox account under my old email address but I had been scammed, so I changed my email address and deleted the old one, without updating my sync first , so I lo… (read more)

I had a Firefox account under my old email address but I had been scammed, so I changed my email address and deleted the old one, without updating my sync first , so I lost all of my old bookmarks, and information from my old account.When I tried to recover the information you sent a conformation email to my old account , but it was returned to you so my account was locked. what can I do to recover the lost information?

Asked by ghua5150 1 week ago

Last reply by Kiki 6 days ago

constant updates every time i boot up Firefox. Why? the last update according to your posting was on 11/10/20

see subject. constant updates request every time i boot up firefox. Either it updated or not. why not disclose if it crashed on update. or is this a constant ruse t… (read more)

see subject. constant updates request every time i boot up firefox. Either it updated or not. why not disclose if it crashed on update. or is this a constant ruse to scan my computer.

Asked by johearn 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Privasy & security, cookies

Hello, I have the following query. I have two certificates from infoNotary with which I am using for work. One private and one business certificate. In Firefox "privacy … (read more)

Hello,

I have the following query. I have two certificates from infoNotary with which I am using for work. One private and one business certificate. In Firefox "privacy and security " options I have put the check to" ask me every time " which certificate to use when I am login into different pages that require it. When I log in a site for example the ministry of finance website, I am not getting the drop down menu to select which certificate I can use. This occurred after the latest firefox update. In order to use this options I am forced in Privacy and Security options -> cookies and site data to check the " delete cookies when firefox is closed." Only then when I restart Firefox I am getting the option to choose which certificate I want to use. This is an inconvenience for me, as whenever I log into a site I am pushed to agree and accept cookies and data. I want to be able to automatically accept cookies after the first acceptance and still be prompted to select which certificate I would like to use.

Asked by info3931 6 days ago

Last reply by info3931 6 days ago

New Firefox Update

FF is nagging me to no end to upgrade, from 82.0.3 to whatever. I would prefer to just get rid of the nags if that is possible. Short of that, the upgrades are NEVER as … (read more)

FF is nagging me to no end to upgrade, from 82.0.3 to whatever. I would prefer to just get rid of the nags if that is possible.

Short of that, the upgrades are NEVER as advertised and always blow up things that are never covered in the upgrade release notes. I get the impression these upgrades are poorly tested. The last site-specific video AutoPlay problem I had took two months to fix -- no thanks to FF support. But I got it fixed. That involved Engineer Buddys at Intel and the source code.

Here I'll ask the same old question and no doubt get the same canned response -- Are there any unexpected blow-ups I need to know about NOT covered in the release notes ? Of course the answer will be No, because the volunteers are not privy to the thinking and failures of the developers.

Let me be clear about this: When/if I upgrade (because the changes wrought in my modified browser will be blown out and I'll need to co-opt more help with that) is there anything extant that will not work ? Anything at all -- especially with respect to video AutoPlay features ?

Upgrade agony got way too old a long, long time ago with respect to settings I had tweaked and got blown out...

Can anyone help with this ?

Preferred solution: Shutdown the upgrade nags.

Asked by JoeJupa 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago