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syncing bookmarks, keywords etc. between old and new laptops

I am trying to transfer my bookmarks, open tabs and passwords etc. from my old laptop to my new one. It appears I have to do this with Firefox Sync under the preferences … (read more)

I am trying to transfer my bookmarks, open tabs and passwords etc. from my old laptop to my new one. It appears I have to do this with Firefox Sync under the preferences menu. However when I try to connect a new device, I am told to open the code scanner on my Firefox App, which sounds like I have to use a mobile? How do I scan the QR code using my new laptop?

Asked by e.gillam 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Can't use the Spanish spellchecker in gmail

Hi I have the Mexican Spanish Language Pack, which I installed to use when typing/spellchecking messages (in Spanish of course) in gmail, but I can’t make it work. Right … (read more)

Hi

I have the Mexican Spanish Language Pack, which I installed to use when typing/spellchecking messages (in Spanish of course) in gmail, but I can’t make it work. Right clicking in the Compose box in gmail still offers me English only.

My Firefox interface is in English and I don’t want to change it.

Thanks in advance

Asked by cizeter 6 months ago

Answered by Terry 6 months ago

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AVG Online Security by AVG Technologies

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox tha… (read more)

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox that Firefox does not monitor this add-on.

I use AVG Virus Protection - free copy - and it seems to be doing its job; although, I have been thinking about buying the software.

Has anyone used this add-on? Is it all right to install? Is it necessary to install? Since I changed internet service providers, I have not seen much in the way of phishing and AVG Virus Protection prevented me from accessing two websites it said were questionable.

Asked by bouvsbunscavies 7 months ago

Answered by Andrew 7 months ago

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (read more)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago