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Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

This past week I started getting the Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue warning when I tried to access my email at Comcast.net. I also got the warning on my banks … (read more)

This past week I started getting the Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue warning when I tried to access my email at Comcast.net. I also got the warning on my banks website when I tried to transfer funds, something I had done many times before. This seems to have started after "upgrading" to version 78.7.1 of FireFox. However, I got the same sort of error using Safari: "Safari can't verify the identity of the website xfinityconnect.email.comcast.net" The certificate shows it is issued by "AVG untrusted CA" from the country "CZ" and State/Province "Brno". Comcast told me to just trust their certificate and I was able to get to my email account, but I am getting the same warning from PNC Bank's website when I try to transfer funds. This REALLY has me worried. Can someone tell me if this is a sign I've been hacked? How can I fix this so I can again transfer funds from my checking account to other banks?

Asked by Jack 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Autoplay Disabled but Some Videos Still Autoplay

I have disabled autoplay in my preferences for all websites, but some videos on some websites still autoplay. (This is under Preferences / Privacy and Security / Autopla… (read more)

I have disabled autoplay in my preferences for all websites, but some videos on some websites still autoplay. (This is under Preferences / Privacy and Security / Autoplay. Under "Default for all Websites", it is set to Block Audio and Video.) How is it that some websites are able to get around this? Is there a way to defeat them?

Asked by Rob 8 months ago

Last reply by Rob 8 months ago

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Disable annoying update reminders

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminde… (read more)

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminders and it's interfering with my work flow. I understand the need to keep software up to date as often as possible but this has now got ridiculous, and I am on the verge of changing my default browser from Firefox to Safari, Chrome or Vivaldi. Please stop forcing every little tiny update onto your users!

Or is there some sneaky little way I haven't noticed under Preferences which already does enable me to do this?

Asked by cliff.douse 10 months ago

Last reply by dulca 8 months ago

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cross tab bar flashing line and flashing of all open tabs

My wife called me in this afternoon when big red error message popped up "saying" it is a red alert and the web page used Apple's logo on it, said the old 2011 iMac, OS … (read more)

My wife called me in this afternoon when big red error message popped up "saying" it is a red alert and the web page used Apple's logo on it, said the old 2011 iMac, OS 10.10.5 Yosemite, is "blocked" and has a virus. It had an 877 phone number to call but we failed to write it down. She did nothing after that. When I saw that I pressed the red window page kill button, upper left. Got the rotating rainbow ball. . . computer working overtime. Next, Command-W to kill the webpage, nada. Finally, pressed the hardware ON/OFF button behind left side of screen. On SAFE restart I opened my account not hers and found Firefox had thin, white, flashing lines across the tab bar area(full width) and tabs were flashing individually. Every time you open a tab, this happens or possibly when it is accessing. So, I upgraded Firefox, leaving the OLD version intact. Upgrade I NOW notice is the 64 bit version.

Is there a fix out there? or, is this thing "infected" with the CCP virus or something? Fix for it?

I will shut down and re-open the old version and see if it still happens and post an update here.

Asked by schreib 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox 84.0.1 logs out on Big Sur every time you close it

Hi there New Mac Book Pro M1 running Big Sur 11.1 Firefox is being a nightmare. Forgets everything. Logs out of everything. Logs out of Firefox itself everytime I quit. S… (read more)

Hi there

New Mac Book Pro M1 running Big Sur 11.1

Firefox is being a nightmare. Forgets everything. Logs out of everything. Logs out of Firefox itself everytime I quit. So everytime i open firefox I have to sign in to Google (my homepage), BUT... because it has also logged me out of Firefox itself, I have to enter a very long password each time. Sooooo boring.

What is going on? Is this really apple not wanting people to use anything other than safari?

Any help gratefully received

Asked by SHANKS 8 months ago

Last reply by SHANKS 8 months ago

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Tab menu freezes; I can't click between tabs

Tabs in the tab bar randomly, suddenly can't be interacted with by mouse/trackpad pointer, sometimes even just the one and only tab in a window won't close when clicking … (read more)

Tabs in the tab bar randomly, suddenly can't be interacted with by mouse/trackpad pointer, sometimes even just the one and only tab in a window won't close when clicking on the "X." The keyboard commands to cycle between tabs and close tabs still work, but this is frustrating nevertheless. I've tried disabling all the add-ons I added in the month or two before the problem started. I refreshed Firefox, but once I added my add-ons back in, the problem persisted.

What else can I try to fix this? Any input would be appreciated.

Asked by stvvbkk 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Suddenly firefox has a different user interface. How do I get the old one back?

When I opened Firefox I received a "news message" that makes no sense to me. How can I revert Firefox to its former usefulness? There is something about the former inst… (read more)

When I opened Firefox I received a "news message" that makes no sense to me. How can I revert Firefox to its former usefulness? There is something about the former installation of Firefox being undisturbed, but I cannot find that installation. Apparently this has something to do with sync-ing my desktop Firefox with other installations -- I've less than zero interest in sync-ing.

What happened to the bookmarks I had stored in the bookmark bar? How do I get those back?

Asked by sansspam 9 months ago

Answered by Scribe 9 months ago

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Firefox won't remember password

I updated to Firefox 72.0.2 and now Firefox can't remember my password on a site that I like to visit. (It's a hassle) It used to remember me just fine with the older F… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 72.0.2 and now Firefox can't remember my password on a site that I like to visit. (It's a hassle) It used to remember me just fine with the older Firefox I've tried everything the website administrator suggested and nothing works Please don't ask me to upgrade my Firefox again because I don't know what other unwanted things are going to happen.

Thanks

Asked by leandean1 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Using Firefox with OS 10.10.5

I'm on an older iMac using OS 10.10.5 Yosemite. I can't upgrade due to work. Currently I'm running Firefox 78.3.1esr (64bit) and I'm having trouble seeing some websites … (read more)

I'm on an older iMac using OS 10.10.5 Yosemite. I can't upgrade due to work.

Currently I'm running Firefox 78.3.1esr (64bit) and I'm having trouble seeing some websites correctly (see attached screenshot for ebay for example). Sites also take a longer time than usual to render.

Is there anything I can do to make Firefox work well again?

Thanks!

Asked by susanfarro 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Can't make calls in messenger all of a sudden?

After using messenger with no problems for years, yesterday I tried to make calls (audio/video) in messenger and keep getting an error message that my "brower" doen't sup… (read more)

After using messenger with no problems for years, yesterday I tried to make calls (audio/video) in messenger and keep getting an error message that my "brower" doen't support them now. I have the latest verion of Firefox 78.02. Anyone else experiencing this?

It asks me to use either Firefox (which I obviously have, or chrome).

I switched to chrome and got the same error message when trying to make a call as well.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by gitaarz 1 year ago

Last reply by LutraLutra 1 year ago

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New versions of Firefox are very slow for download speeds. 50% of what is available from my provider. Safari is at 100%. Is this from security and filters ?

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources… (read more)

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources and all return a similar range - 40-60Mbps. My provider speed is 100Mbps. I have run the same tests with Safari and it is operating at 100% speed wise. Are new security features and / or tracking filters responsible for this slow down ?

Asked by bobbymacbean 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Hard to hit the "right spot" on the X icon when closing a tab - only a very small area gets a response

When I try to close a tab, if I place my cursor over the X icon and click, nothing happens. If I carefully hover the tip of my cursor over the very bottom of the (invisib… (read more)

When I try to close a tab, if I place my cursor over the X icon and click, nothing happens. If I carefully hover the tip of my cursor over the very bottom of the (invisible) box around the X, the box will turn darker grey and I can finally click and close the tab. I'd estimate the grey box around the X is 1cmx1cm, but only the bottom 1-2mm elicit a response.

I have restarted Firefox and my computer. My browser version is up to date. I am not using any extensions. I am on a 2009 Mac running Yosemite.

Asked by courtneykean 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Yahoo Mail login fails

For about a month I'm unable to log into my Yahoo Mail account from Firefox on my Mac. All the proper screens appear and I fill them in, but when I hit "login" Firefox ha… (read more)

For about a month I'm unable to log into my Yahoo Mail account from Firefox on my Mac. All the proper screens appear and I fill them in, but when I hit "login" Firefox hangs. I see the circle thingy rotating indefinitely.

I know this is a Firefox issue because I can access my mail from another browser (e.g. Safari). I think it also relates specifically to Macs because I've never had this issue on my PC.

Firefox is the latest version (78.2.0esr (64-bit)). The Mac is a Mac Pro Mid-2012 running Yosemite 10.10.5.

Thank you!

Asked by foxwhowood 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox closing on its own

I am using Firefox on a 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. Every week or so Firefox closes on its own. I will be using Firefox all week and then return to find … (read more)

I am using Firefox on a 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. Every week or so Firefox closes on its own. I will be using Firefox all week and then return to find that Firefox has closed and I can't restore my session. There is no crash report. Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this to happen and what to do to prevent it? Is there a setting that I don't know about that limits session lengths? This does seem to happen at pretty regular intervals. It doesn't happen with other browsers or applications. Thanks.

Asked by jshamsi 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Underlining a blank space in a Web address

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears. … (read more)

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears.

Asked by donfaulkner 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago