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I don't have access to the email listed in preferences (under sync next to manage account and sign out) but when I click manage account it shows an entirely different email with no secondary email listed at all.

What happens if I click sign out if I don't have access to the email where I can click sign out of and the email in the manage email account is a different one entirely. … (read more)

What happens if I click sign out if I don't have access to the email where I can click sign out of and the email in the manage email account is a different one entirely. What email would I be signing out of and which email is synced with all my tabs and history? I don't want to lose access to all the saved options and sites and everything attached to my desktop browser but I don't have access to the first email listed.

Asked by zachgeller 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

Which files I need to recover my password?

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case: I use `firefox-sync` to manage all m… (read more)

Hi everybody this will be a long question, and I would be really grateful for any kind of help anyone could give me, this is my case:

I use `firefox-sync` to manage all my logins information and firefox-sync's password is the unique password I save manually.

Currently I has problems with my O.S and I decided reinstall it. But also I have 2FA enable for mostly of my accounts, and firefox-sync is not the exception, and firefox-sync's 2FA is based on my gmail, so when I tried get logged on firefox-sync, firefox asks me for my verification code, but my verification code is in my gmail, and my gmail's password is in firefox-sync.

So I lost access to all my accounts, I lose my gmail, github, gitlab, stackoverflow, discord, etc etc... :'(

From the gmail side, I tried all that gmail let me try but unsuccessfully.

So, the only possibility that I see, is recover the information of the formatted partition and rebuild the previous state of Firefox. I mean:

Reading about firefox loggins, and taking a look to firefox's workdir (`$HOME/.mozilla`), I see firefox saves login's info in a json file located in `$HOME/.mozilla/$profile$/logins.json`.

So the basic idea is with a data recovery tool, try recover `.mozilla`s directory and replace it over the current environment so when I start firefox can get access to my login's info. But I'm not sure how much it is possible to recover the whole directory, and if is not posible, my question is:

What files next to `logins.json` should be my recovery targets to replace inside the `.mozilla` folder in order to reconstruct my accounts login information?

Asked by 04l3xxxx 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Google

Why are there so many Google tools embedded in Firefox? Many of us don't trust Google at all, and in the current environment of increasing surveillance, it seems very str… (read more)

Why are there so many Google tools embedded in Firefox? Many of us don't trust Google at all, and in the current environment of increasing surveillance, it seems very strange to find many Google processes in Firefox.

Asked by john820 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago

security/hacked account

Someone has hacked my Firefox and Gmail account. S.ramos217@gmail.com I was able to login and change the password but now am being kicked out and prompted to verify with … (read more)

Someone has hacked my Firefox and Gmail account. S.ramos217@gmail.com I was able to login and change the password but now am being kicked out and prompted to verify with my Gmail that has also been hacked please help

Asked by samrkarlab 2 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 months ago

See the "Added" dates in history.

☰ -> History -> Manage history I want to see the date I added first browsed X website, but I can't see the date, I just see the date I last visited. I tried with: ☰… (read more)

☰ -> History -> Manage history I want to see the date I added first browsed X website, but I can't see the date, I just see the date I last visited.

I tried with: ☰ -> History -> Manage history -> Views -> Show Columns -> Added Now I can order to see kind of when the first time it was that I visited it, but not a date or anything.

How can I see the full date information when I visited websites? I can't see any accurate dates or any information of when I visited websites, because it it overlapped by the previous visit.

Can I do something to access this information?

Asked by yogurtyy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

HTTP 500 when signing in from Firefox (Chrome works fine)

Only able to sign in with Chrome :-( Firefox 108.0.1 Mozilla Firefox for Fedora gives 500 error. See below: 500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there. We've been noti… (read more)

Only able to sign in with Chrome :-( Firefox 108.0.1 Mozilla Firefox for Fedora gives 500 error. See below:

500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there. We've been notified and will get working on a fix.

n@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:13512 diff@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:13673 getLoad@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:16126 getAllData@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:24310 getFilteredData@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:25652 flush@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:23291 logEvent@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:26424 logView@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:27200 logView@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:1:37891 showView/</<@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:111026 invoke@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:6401 run@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:1809 R/<@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:99:2761 invokeTask@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:7019 runTask@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:2424 m@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:9056 invokeTask@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:8124 p@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:115:743 d@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:115:1058 _@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:115:1357 </p>

Asked by redhermes 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Disable the stupid feature with browser closing by ctrl+q

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it… (read more)

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it is really useless and stupid feature since I have alt+f4. Why I need another shortcut which do the same stuff? And why developers ignore this issue which was reported on several forums? I tried install extension which disable it but it doesn't work for me.

Asked by jenamax 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Shortcut Creation for Ubuntu 20.04.1

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method [Support - Create a des… (read more)

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method

From my research it looks this is supposed to work with Ubuntu as well? It is not working for me, is this possible?

Asked by Justin Reina 2 years ago

Last reply by anilvijay5100 1 year ago

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Reinstalled Ubuntu and now my bookmarks and extensions are gone

I had to reinstall Ubuntu 20.04 because I removed vital Python 2 and 3 and it broke. Before doing this I was logged into my Firefox profile and should have had my bookmar… (read more)

I had to reinstall Ubuntu 20.04 because I removed vital Python 2 and 3 and it broke. Before doing this I was logged into my Firefox profile and should have had my bookmarks and extensions synced. I do not see any reason why this would not be the case. However, after my reinstall of Ubuntu and logging into Firefox profile all of my bookmarks and extensions are gone. I tried checking around Firefox and it only shows bookmarks and extensions from after my reinstall. I have not performed a backup since I reinstalled Ubuntu, but those bookmarks are there. So I don't understand why I can't find my old bookmarks and extensions from before my Ubuntu issue, because I was logged into my Firefox account. My Firefox account information should have been saved to my account not my computer anyway. Please help me I had a lot of important bookmarks on there, but can't remember all of them.

Asked by Scott 2 years ago

Last reply by Nabeel 1 year ago

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screen share

'''i tried to start screen share but this happened''' camera is not supported by your current browser. can anyone please tell me how can i fix this. … (read more)

'''i tried to start screen share but this happened''' camera is not supported by your current browser.

can anyone please tell me how can i fix this.

Asked by faisal hassan 2 years ago

Last reply by davidcalvert 1 year ago

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Copy/Paste

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality? How can this be disabled/f… (read more)

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality?

How can this be disabled/fixed?

One highlights a text (any text) on some web sites, Edit menu allows Copy, context menu allows Copy, one hits Copy, nothing happens. It's not even a page where someone wanted to "copy protect" some information.

Copy and Paste should work just as advertised since those were invented, how hard can it be to get that right? Even stupid Notepad never fails at it. And no, I don't care what the idiot who programmed a page though would be/should be best for me, I want Copy to be copy, Paste to be paste. This used to work in "original" Firefoxes even when page developers wanted to make it not work.

And yes, while on a given page Copy fails miserably, at the same time in other pages it works.

Asked by Pók 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"How can i reset 'container defaults' in FireFox Browser? I.E. I previously selected to open a certain 'site' is a specified 'container' - now I want to clear."

The question at the following URL has an answer that is no longer the best answer, but it is Archived and I cannot provide the better answer. Since "How can i reset 'con… (read more)

The question at the following URL has an answer that is no longer the best answer, but it is Archived and I cannot provide the better answer. Since "How can i reset 'container defaults' in FireFox Browser? I.E. I previously selected to open a certain 'site' is a specified 'container' - now I want to clear." is the top hit when I look for this on Google, I'm attempting to provide the answer here.

https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1269571

Asked by ransage 2 years ago

Last reply by Yavvee 1 year ago

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Changing email address for Firefox Accounts

This is really not specifically about Firefox Sync or Firefox itself, but I can't find a better match. Months ago I changed my email address with Firefox Accounts. I cu… (read more)

This is really not specifically about Firefox Sync or Firefox itself, but I can't find a better match.

 Months ago I changed my email address with Firefox Accounts.  I currently log in with the new email address and I only see the new email address under my account preferences.  But when I add a new device to Firefox Sync, the "Complete Sync Setup" email is going to my old email address, meaning the one I previously used with my Firefox account.
 Can anyone suggest if there is a way to change this or if there is something I am doing wrong?
 Thanks for any help!

Asked by larry83 2 years ago

Last reply by lulaymarjorie@gmail.net 1 year ago

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How do I close a pop-up window

I cannot click the close button because there isn't any that's because I use dwm is there any way I can close a pop-up window with my keyboard? As far as I looked there i… (read more)

I cannot click the close button because there isn't any that's because I use dwm is there any way I can close a pop-up window with my keyboard? As far as I looked there is no way through the keyboard but im probably wrong ;.

Asked by ianis.donica 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Profile folder location

Last time I reinstalled Firefox all my bookmarks and login information for various sites was automatically restored (and I was greeted with "Welcome back" message). I wou… (read more)

Last time I reinstalled Firefox all my bookmarks and login information for various sites was automatically restored (and I was greeted with "Welcome back" message). I would like to know the location on my disk where Firefox stores that information. I have Firefox 85.0.1 (64 bit) running on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Thanks in advance!

Asked by winona.wanderer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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window.alert window size

I am developing some html and javascript applications. During testing I use the windows.alert box to show some innerHTML values. This worked fine, until after a while, th… (read more)

I am developing some html and javascript applications. During testing I use the windows.alert box to show some innerHTML values. This worked fine, until after a while, the Alert box window size changes to a small window, showing only the horizontal slider.

I have restarted the browser, but that didn't change anything.

What can I do to have the full Alert window back?

Thanks for your help, Jan

Asked by stroebie 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Account locked

Once again my account is locked on one of my computers. It says the email was returned but there was no email sent to the address. Oddly, the account is locked on one ma… (read more)

Once again my account is locked on one of my computers. It says the email was returned but there was no email sent to the address. Oddly, the account is locked on one machine, the one that has been logged on the longest, but my other three machines have no trouble connecting and syncing. This seems to have happened after firefox updated itself (even though I had it set not to. It also removed all the settings I had spent a considerable amount of time customizing)

Asked by libelo95 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago