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Does locking xpinstall.enabled in Firefox prevent extension updates?

I have locked xpinstall.enabled to false. I wonder if this will prevent extension updates? I hope not, because if it does, it will result in old extension versions which … (read more)

I have locked xpinstall.enabled to false.

I wonder if this will prevent extension updates?

I hope not, because if it does, it will result in old extension versions which might have security issues.

Many users lock this property to avoid inexperienced users installing extensions.

In the example at enabled it seems that it blocks the function startSoftwareUpdate. And it's plain to see, that the function contains the word "update".

Asked by steff 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

when i right clicking and dragging to use Gesturefy i also get the right click menu

in the past when i right clicked and dragged i only got the 'drawing' of Gesturefy and not the right click menu. do you know how to fix that so that i can see the Gesture… (read more)

in the past when i right clicked and dragged i only got the 'drawing' of Gesturefy and not the right click menu. do you know how to fix that so that i can see the Gesturefy commands easily? it started lately

Asked by רון 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Forgeting password and losing access to email to get verification code

I use university email for Firefox account, it goes like @smth.com. Recently they switched to outlook, therefore the email domain changed to @edu.smth.com, but I am still… (read more)

I use university email for Firefox account, it goes like @smth.com. Recently they switched to outlook, therefore the email domain changed to @edu.smth.com, but I am still able to login into services with the old one. However, I forgot the password. Now Firefox is sending emails with verification code to the old email domain, but I only have access to the new one, so the email doesn't show. Is there any way to verify my identity and change the password without access to correct email (I did not set up secondary email, my bad)?

Asked by trashbag 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

PKCS#11 Security device stops allowing login of CAC credentials

Hello, I use Firefox 75.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04 system to access CAC enabled (smartcards) US government websites. Generally all works as desired. However, intermittently (… (read more)

Hello, I use Firefox 75.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04 system to access CAC enabled (smartcards) US government websites. Generally all works as desired. However, intermittently (couple times a day ---> once every few days) the browser simply, quietly refuses to allow the CAC to login, when I visit a CAC-secured site. A browser dialog is presented and asks for my PIN, but closes without error, yet the PIN is not accepted and the site (correctly) refuses access. In my troubleshooting, I found that if I look at the Security Devices tab under Privacy&Security, the PKCS#11 module shows the CAC as not logged in. If I attempt to log in at that page, I get the usual PIN dialog, but after submission, a new message box appears with the notice that "Log in failed", and I can see that module still says Log out.

It appears that some file lock or related mechanism is in effect and needs to be reset. The only solution I have been able to use is close Firefox completely (all windows), and restart. This works but not desired as I have several different sites I'm active on, and each requires separate logins.

Any suggestions for further troubleshooting would be appreciated. My forays into Google searches all end up as help to get CAC card working, which is not my problem. The card works until Firefox (or something related in the middleware) freezes and the only recourse is to restart.

Cheers, --Jim

Asked by Jim Parker 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed

In linux Centos7 I found that all my bookmarks disapeared. In about:support if I select verify integrity I get this- > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.s… (read more)

In linux Centos7 I found that all my bookmarks disapeared. In about:support if I select verify integrity I get this-

> Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire

How can it be fixed? Thanks for any help!

Asked by Andrew G 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Unable to open download/upload file location selection dialog box.

Since over a week now, I am facing this problem. The file location selection dialog box won't open up when either downloading or uploading any file. I have tried : 1. r… (read more)

Since over a week now, I am facing this problem. The file location selection dialog box won't open up when either downloading or uploading any file. I have tried : 1. reset my Firefox, 2. opening in Safe Mode, 3. clear all history along with cache and cookies.

Nothing seems to work I cannot re-install Firefox because of not having admin access (can't even remove)

Asked by shivam.17 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Jeff Grossman 2 weeks ago

Firefox 75 New address bar prevents me from seeing what is being typed. I can see text disappear when I press the delete key but selected text disappears

when I click on the new address bar, nothing happens. I can still delete text with the backspace key, but I can't see what I'm typing or if text is selected or unselecte… (read more)

when I click on the new address bar, nothing happens. I can still delete text with the backspace key, but I can't see what I'm typing or if text is selected or unselected. I've been using firefox for about 9 years and this is the first time I can't even use firefox.

Asked by kanliot 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox alt key bindings

I want to use alt + {h,v,b,f} buttons as bindings for some extensions shortcuts, but given all these keys are binded to firefox menu shorcuts, is there any way to change … (read more)

I want to use alt + {h,v,b,f} buttons as bindings for some extensions shortcuts, but given all these keys are binded to firefox menu shorcuts, is there any way to change these default workarounds to new ones ? even disabling the ui.key.menuAccessKey parameters in config dosn't work at all. It will be really great to have a sollution to this. Thanks in advance

Asked by kushraj1532 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

how to restore the address bar drop menu in firefox 77.0.1

How does one restore the address bar drop down menu in firefox 77.0.1 ? Mozilla should have made this an option for people to try not forcing it on everyone , the no dr… (read more)

How does one restore the address bar drop down menu in firefox 77.0.1 ? Mozilla should have made this an option for people to try not forcing it on everyone , the no drop down menu that is.

Asked by bx7cr29 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Updates somehow disabled

Firefox for Linux, Xubuntu. Recent browser reinstall. The Preferences page now reads "Updates disabled by your system administrator". I'm a home user so I must be the … (read more)

Firefox for Linux, Xubuntu. Recent browser reinstall. The Preferences page now reads "Updates disabled by your system administrator". I'm a home user so I must be the administrator, but I have no recollection or intent to disable updates. How can I re-enable updates? Thank you.

Asked by tdlenox 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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[Linux - Mint] Firefox is resetting its application volume in my mixer.

During video playback or audio playback, the volume in my sound mixer will suddenly be lowered to below 80% inexplicably. This happens constantly. And I can in fact make… (read more)

During video playback or audio playback, the volume in my sound mixer will suddenly be lowered to below 80% inexplicably. This happens constantly. And I can in fact make it do it by putting a video back, for example. It appears to be whenever the sound element of firefox is stopped and started it will reset itself, today to around 71%, but other days or instances to 85%.

No other apps on my system are having this issue, so I'm not sure where to begin!

Thanks in advance for any ideas..

Any ideas what could be causing this quite bizarre issue?

Asked by JNM92 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

change so double-click link opens in new window

I'd like to change firefox behavior (preferences, configuration, modify css, add-on, whatever) so that when I double-click a link it opens the link in new window (rather … (read more)

I'd like to change firefox behavior (preferences, configuration, modify css, add-on, whatever) so that when I double-click a link it opens the link in new window (rather than replace the current page). Please help me figure out how to make this happen. I am running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) under Ubuntu 16.04.

Asked by mike 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

I want to disable a "choose e-mail" bar

So, this thing keeps appearing when i click to write an email or password, and covers up the bar, so then I can't see what I'm typing, which really bothers me because I h… (read more)

So, this thing keeps appearing when i click to write an email or password, and covers up the bar, so then I can't see what I'm typing, which really bothers me because I have dyslexia and always swap letters. How do I disable this? I already tried to disable the "ask to save logins" option and it didn't solve anything. I use Linux Elementary OS.

Asked by lorenamattef 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Somethings wrong with my account

i just reset my pc with ubuntu 20.04 , before reset its all working good means all bookmarks and other things , but after reset and format , when i logged in with my fire… (read more)

i just reset my pc with ubuntu 20.04 , before reset its all working good means all bookmarks and other things , but after reset and format , when i logged in with my firefox account for bookmarks and logins , well i just see that not a one bookmarks or passwords i can see .

i tried to reinstall the browser, logged out and login, clear data of app etc options but i can not sync the data of mine (bookmarks and passwords).

i just frustrated here , because i think the browser is safe and good also secure, but after this , if i don't get any help to recover my data , i will lost my faith in mozila at all.

so kindly help !

Thank you !

Asked by Sushil Lad 3 weeks ago

Last reply by iamjayakumars 2 weeks ago

2 FF Problems

Sirs; Running Kubuntu. and seeing these 2 problems: 1.) Firefox has real problems. when you do a "reboot now" or "shutdown now" and after the restart all previously ope… (read more)

Sirs;

Running Kubuntu. and seeing these 2 problems:

 1.) Firefox has real problems.  when you do a "reboot now" or "shutdown now" and after the restart all previously open pages come back, but are all blank white screens.  Running "pkill firefox" several times finally clears the issue, but it may take 2-11 times of running it. Never consistent,
 2.) Not sure if this is a FF issue or a Google issue, but when I go to login to a Google account (over 10 active) the login choice screen appears, mouse click selects, but neither it nor "enter" will actually open any account.

If the 2nd is not FF related will try to submit to Google, but find it sometimes impossible to submit to Google!

Cheers!

TBNK

Asked by tbotnik 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Firefox for linux with Android layout and GUI

Hello, Is there a way to use the Firefox layout for the Android app with the Linux version? I have a mobile phone running GNU/Linux on ARM. I can install Firefox and it r… (read more)

Hello,

Is there a way to use the Firefox layout for the Android app with the Linux version?

I have a mobile phone running GNU/Linux on ARM. I can install Firefox and it runs perfectly. However, the standard layout is not optimized for the screen of a mobile phone. Where could I begin exploring using the Android layout with the desktop version? Could this be achieved via an extension or addon? Or is the layout hardcoded in Firefox?

Thank you in advance!

Asked by antoniomaciej 3 weeks ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 weeks ago

Firefox 77.0.1 crashes when on Facebook

What might be the reason for Firefox crashing (becomes nonresponsive) when on Facebook? I am using 77.0.1 (64-bit). Same issues on Ubuntu and Win10. Happens pretty much e… (read more)

What might be the reason for Firefox crashing (becomes nonresponsive) when on Facebook? I am using 77.0.1 (64-bit). Same issues on Ubuntu and Win10. Happens pretty much every time. Only restarting the browser helps. Seems similar [[to this|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1153630?page=2]].

Any suggestions?

Asked by robert165 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago