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For how long does Firefox store browsing history in the cloud?

I am aware that Firefox stores a specific number of items in the browsing history locally until it starts to hit the performance. But, is there any time-limit or a specif… (read more)

I am aware that Firefox stores a specific number of items in the browsing history locally until it starts to hit the performance. But, is there any time-limit or a specific number of items for history being stored in the cloud with Firefox account?

Asked by Subhadeep Dey 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Don't know where to ask this, firefox account deleted?

Why can't I log into my old firefox account from 2013? My account was considered a "Theme Artist" and I only ever uploaded one theme. But it says the email doesn't exist … (read more)

Why can't I log into my old firefox account from 2013? My account was considered a "Theme Artist" and I only ever uploaded one theme. But it says the email doesn't exist when I try to recover the password through the email. Yes it is 100% the correct email, I've only EVER had two emails, I'm certain it was this one and I even have old emails from mozilla themselves talking about my account. As you can see in the screenshot though it says it's from "nobody@mozilla", but it definitely wasn't a phishing email so a lot internally has probably changed within mozilla since 2015. But, how do I talk to an actual developer to recover my account as obviously you guys wouldn't be able to help with this. I know it was a long time ago and a lot has probably changed internally with mozilla but I would like access to my account back.

Oh, and yes my artwork Theme is still uploaded to the addons website: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7768082/

Hope someone can help.

Asked by dkf157 6 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 months ago

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Does Firefox manage the priority of processes in Windows 10 ?

As Firefox often responds slow to my actions on my Compaq Presario CQ5303NL I have tried solving this by raising the priority of some of the 8 to 10 firefox.exe processes… (read more)

As Firefox often responds slow to my actions on my Compaq Presario CQ5303NL I have tried solving this by raising the priority of some of the 8 to 10 firefox.exe processes from Normal to High (with 3 Firefox windows and about 20 tabs open). This is done with the Task Manager. However the last month every 10 to 20 minutes the priority settings are reversed and about four firefox.exe processes are then set to Low priority at regular time intervals. This also seems to result in slow response to mouseclicks. Are you aware of this phenomenon? Is this something Firefox does by itself, or is this intervention coming from Windows 10. I notice that when I put explorer.exe in high priority, this lasts till shutdown of the computer, as with other manageble processes.

This is not a serious problem. It's more questioning what Windows is doing with Firefox. (memory is 6GB)

Asked by w.combrink 5 months ago

Answered by David Brock 2 months ago

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When using passwords containing the dollar sign "$" Firefox won't autofill or login correctly

I'm encountering this problem: I have a few passwords which contain "$" and Lockwise refuses to save the entire password after the symbol (i.e.: "123456$abc" will be save… (read more)

I'm encountering this problem: I have a few passwords which contain "$" and Lockwise refuses to save the entire password after the symbol (i.e.: "123456$abc" will be saved as "123456$"). Additionally, when I manually correct this by editing the password in Lockwise, then go back to the website to log in, autofill won't fill the password in automatically. After filling in the password and clicking "enter", Firefox asks if I want to save the updated password; when I unhide the password in this popup it has once again removed all characters following the $ (again the password appears as "123456$" instead of "123456$abc"). I'm stuck in a loop attempting to login to a few sites where this continually happens. Going to these sites in Chrome or Safari does not recreate the problem, so I assume it's not the actual websites but how Firefox handles "$" in passwords?

Asked by porkpie 2 months ago

Answered by Matthew N. 2 months ago

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Can't import passwords from chrome or edge to firefox. Help?

Tried every solution but import works only for bookmarks, cookies, history and not the passwords. When i try to import, it says successful but nothing happens. Tested in … (read more)

Tried every solution but import works only for bookmarks, cookies, history and not the passwords. When i try to import, it says successful but nothing happens. Tested in both the browsers in their closed state. Earlier also i faced the same problem (i think a year back) which forced me to reject firefox. Please help if u know any solution. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Yashveer Dabas 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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What is the difference between "Allowing a site's cookies for Session" and "Allowing a site's cookies"?

Does "Allow Cookies for Session" (under Privacy and Security > Cookies and Site Data > Manage Permissions) mean that Firefox will only store websites cookies that a… (read more)

Does "Allow Cookies for Session" (under Privacy and Security > Cookies and Site Data > Manage Permissions) mean that Firefox will only store websites cookies that are used to remember that we are signed in or does it mean that it will only remember cookies for a website until I close the browser? Does session mean: 1) The active session until I close the browser; 2) The session/fact that I'm logged in to a website?

Asked by fastai 2 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 months ago

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How do I stop Firefox Update from Popping-Up?

I wish to stop the new pop-up update notification message built into Firefox 69.0.#. A pop-up message is not necessary, irritating and tiresome. Why is there no option av… (read more)

I wish to stop the new pop-up update notification message built into Firefox 69.0.#.

A pop-up message is not necessary, irritating and tiresome.

Why is there no option available to turn it off?

Asked by blebadef 7 months ago

Last reply by Matthias 2 months ago

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Does blocking videos save data

There are times when I am traveling that I am out of range of any wi-fi and I have to use my data plan to access websites. Many websites have videos that play automatica… (read more)

There are times when I am traveling that I am out of range of any wi-fi and I have to use my data plan to access websites. Many websites have videos that play automatically. I have seen methods to block auto play. My question is, are these blocked from using my data or do they download to firefox but just don't get played? If the latter, is there some way to block the use of my data?

Asked by petejc 3 months ago

Answered by petejc 3 months ago

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Why does fire fox show usernames for a secure site?

I have Win 7 . I use the Fire Fox browser. Someone could go to my secure site and click the login box and retrieve all my user names. Why is this necessary to show these … (read more)

I have Win 7 . I use the Fire Fox browser. Someone could go to my secure site and click the login box and retrieve all my user names. Why is this necessary to show these on a secure site?

Asked by woodust 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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After updating to 74.0 Gmail will only load in private mode.

Since I opened Firefox today after the update to 74.0, Gmail won't load unless I am in private mode. YouTube is fine, as are the other Google apps. I have cleared the rec… (read more)

Since I opened Firefox today after the update to 74.0, Gmail won't load unless I am in private mode. YouTube is fine, as are the other Google apps. I have cleared the recent history and cache but that didn't work. Before I clear everything and start all over again, I wanted to see if anyone else had any suggestions for me. Thanks!!

Asked by ihtempleton 2 months ago

Answered by user1321319 2 months ago

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How do I set up sync to my other computer, and not just a cellphone?

Trying to get the sync to work with this laptop and my iMac, too, not just with my cellphone. But when I click to connect with another device, it only offers a window to … (read more)

Trying to get the sync to work with this laptop and my iMac, too, not just with my cellphone. But when I click to connect with another device, it only offers a window to put my cellphone number in, which is already synced!! How am I supposed to sync to my other computer, without going round & round in circles???? The image below is the only thing that opens when I click on "Connect another device"...

Asked by StevenCee 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

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Firefox Account message when trying to change settings: "Your email was just returned"

This issue arrised a few days ago when trying to re-sign into my firefox sync account on my W10 PC. When entering the 2FA number I got the message exactly like in the sec… (read more)

This issue arrised a few days ago when trying to re-sign into my firefox sync account on my W10 PC. When entering the 2FA number I got the message exactly like in the second attached image: "Your email was just returned" therefore I was unable to sign in.

Attempts to sign in elsewhere were successful and, at the time, I suspected it was an issue with 2FA because I had another issue with signing in to something else and went to firefox to validate that.

Although I can sign in normally now; I am still unable to add 2FA, account recovery, or a secondary email as I still get the same message.

Asked by Jay 8 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 months ago

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RTL with Ctrl + Alt (Right)

Why Ctrl + Alt (Right & Left) not working in Firefox, In Google Chrome and Chromium browsers work easily For Example, when I want to write an Gmail I can't use Ctrl +… (read more)

Why Ctrl + Alt (Right & Left) not working in Firefox, In Google Chrome and Chromium browsers work easily For Example, when I want to write an Gmail I can't use Ctrl + Alt Right for change direction from LTR to RTL, I tested it's not work in any Text Area, please add this feature, this is necessary and important

Asked by AHMN48 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Search bar on New Tab has moved to the top of the page

The search bar that used to be in the center of the page has suddenly moved to the top of the page in all new tabs: https://i.imgur.com/2f5VZjv.png This started around no… (read more)

The search bar that used to be in the center of the page has suddenly moved to the top of the page in all new tabs: https://i.imgur.com/2f5VZjv.png

This started around noon today, and was not preceded by any updates or changes to Firefox or any of my addons, so far that I'm aware of.

How do I return the search bar to the center of the page?

Asked by tockity 8 months ago

Answered by tockity 8 months ago