Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved

2 factor authentication

Unless I'm totally blind, there is no Two-step authentication option on the security panel. What is going on? I can't use sync without activating 2FA. If there is really … (read more)

Unless I'm totally blind, there is no Two-step authentication option on the security panel. What is going on? I can't use sync without activating 2FA. If there is really no way to sync other than a non-existent 2FA, I'm going back to Chrome.

Asked by Maureen 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

  • Solved

Losing login status when closing Firefox Browser despite excepting web sites

Still trying to figure out what is wrong after refresh of Firefox. I cannot get my handful of preferred websites to remain logged in when closing and reopening Firefox. I… (read more)

Still trying to figure out what is wrong after refresh of Firefox.

I cannot get my handful of preferred websites to remain logged in when closing and reopening Firefox.

I have FF set to clear cookies and data on closing, but this handful of sites are listed as exceptions.

After reopen FF, the relevant cookies are not sticking. This used to work better.

I redownloaded FF and no improvement.

I'm thinking conflicting settings or....?

FF beta for Mac OS, 93.0b3.

Asked by Foxfree99 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

  • Solved

passwords recovery - from firefox to portable firefox

hello there i have the following problem the company i work for has unistalled remotely firefox from my laptop, and i do not have any way to re-install it back i have man… (read more)

hello there i have the following problem the company i work for has unistalled remotely firefox from my laptop, and i do not have any way to re-install it back i have managed in some way to obtain a copy of portable firefox on the same laptop since i was not informed about this process, i have not saved my password externally and unfortunately, i was not using a firefox profile

in few words: i do not have my passwords anymore

i have seen that in such folder: C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

there are still saved three subfolders (one of them has the last modified date as 13th Sep, meaning today), therefore i think that my profile (and all relevant passwords) are still there somewhere

i would like to understand if and how i can import the passwords from the unistalled firefox in the portable firefox: i have already tried to copy those directories in: C:\Users\XXX\Desktop\FirefoxPortable\Data\profile

but no success, passwords are not importyed. please, i need help

thanks.

Asked by sefirothmorpheus 6 days ago

Answered by sefirothmorpheus 3 days ago

  • Solved

Cannot unmark "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed"

Dear all, I cannot unmark the setting "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". It is annyoing to enter each time all accounts if I want to go to facebook fo… (read more)

Dear all,

I cannot unmark the setting "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". It is annyoing to enter each time all accounts if I want to go to facebook for example, after firefox is restarted.

Firefox will remember history is set. I don´t think i am using privacy mode.

kind regards,

Asked by hornyx84 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

  • Solved

no access to website - adblocker message though no active adblocker and tracking OFF

recently when I open https://www.spanishdict.com I get a warning that I have to disable adblocker in order to get access to this site. Enhanced tracking protection is OFF… (read more)

recently when I open https://www.spanishdict.com I get a warning that I have to disable adblocker in order to get access to this site. Enhanced tracking protection is OFF for this site and I have no adblocker running as an extension. Any idea on what could trigger this behaviour and how to regain access to this website?

Asked by stephan.claes 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 hours ago

  • Solved

Ad blocker?

I need to be able to temporarily disable my ad blocker: I keep getting popups saying that an ad blocker has prevented me from accessing a certain site, or that it's inter… (read more)

I need to be able to temporarily disable my ad blocker: I keep getting popups saying that an ad blocker has prevented me from accessing a certain site, or that it's interfering with a site's fraud protection settings. I'm running Windows 10 and Windows Security, and also MalwareBytes...but neither of them appear to contain an ad blocker. Is it Firefox?

Asked by joanm48 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

  • Solved

"Word Count" add-on notifications not working (and I only see exemption setting for websites)

I just added the "Word Count" add-on. I am supposed to be able to select text on any site, right click and a notification will let me know the word count of the text. Her… (read more)

I just added the "Word Count" add-on. I am supposed to be able to select text on any site, right click and a notification will let me know the word count of the text.

Here is my problem: When I select text and right click, I see "Word Count" it as an option, but I don't get a notification when I click on it.

So far I have:

-disabled and enabled the add-on. -gone to the notification settings. I only see an option to add a website--no option to make an exception for an add-on. -restarted firefox and am using the latest version.

Also: I don't have any other add-ons.

Can you help me? Thanks!

kd

Asked by KDintheValley 6 hours ago

Answered by KDintheValley 5 hours ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

My computer has been hacked and now I have chrome://weave in my passwords

I was using an unprotected wifi for about 3 days and now I have unknown programs running and sometimes commond prompt boxes suddenly poping up and dissapearing. I'm nolon… (read more)

I was using an unprotected wifi for about 3 days and now I have unknown programs running and sometimes commond prompt boxes suddenly poping up and dissapearing. I'm nolonger using the computer and I'm changing all my passwords just in case. (not getting FF to remember them)

But there are unknown usernames and passwords in my synced passwords. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/930340 Does this mean the hacker has all my FF passwords and can access it anywhere and anytime if I change them is sync? Should I make a new Sync account?

Asked by dleggo 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How do I get rid of unwanted social API in Firefox ?

I'm looking for non-social Firefox edition or version. I want to follow the latest FF updates, but without any integrated services like social spyware and any other kind … (read more)

I'm looking for non-social Firefox edition or version. I want to follow the latest FF updates, but without any integrated services like social spyware and any other kind of malware. Options disable / enable are not sufficient to be safe and security in Firefox is corrupted by social API.

Social services and features must be implemented only as a simple optional extensions and nothing more.

Asked by gregorys 8 years ago

Answered by gregorys 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

When I try to access this US military site, https://www.tricareonline.com/portal/page/portal/TricareOnline/Portal I get a warning that this site can't be truste

When I try to access this US military site, https://www.tricareonline.com/portal/page/portal/TricareOnline/Portal I get a warning that this site can't be trusted. I then… (read more)

When I try to access this US military site, https://www.tricareonline.com/portal/page/portal/TricareOnline/Portal I get a warning that this site can't be trusted. I then get a notice to override Firefox if I trust the site. I get a certificate, override, and finally get the site. But this has happened a half dozen or so times, every time I try to log in to the military site. How can I log into this site without the annoying warnings?

Thanks, Donald Sullivan

Asked by dhsully 8 years ago

Answered by dhsully 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

a website asked I wanted to automatically tell them my geographic location. Firefox popped up a screen with the option. How do I get back to this option?.

A newspaper website asked if I wanted to tell them my location. Firfox popped up and asked if I wanted to automatically tell sites that ask my geographic location. I cl… (read more)

A newspaper website asked if I wanted to tell them my location. Firfox popped up and asked if I wanted to automatically tell sites that ask my geographic location. I clicked and got more information. There was a section that gave instructions to permanently disable geographic location tracking. I followed the directions to disable, even though the default is no tracking. I had to type an two words with a : separating them into the address bar. This brought me to a long list of settings. I followed the directions but now it seems my location is being tracked by everyone.

How do I get back to this list of settings (which was not accessed through Options) to go back to the default?

Asked by alFuquay 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Am unable to use master password, when I try to add one the 'OK' button won't highlight or save it.

I recently uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox but now am unable to use master password. The 'OK' button does not activate, will not save password. Thank you Marilyn Br… (read more)

I recently uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox but now am unable to use master password. The 'OK' button does not activate, will not save password.

Thank you Marilyn Brann

Asked by marilyn6b 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Enabling custom cookie handling kills facebook dropdowns

Hi, I'm using firefox for several years, but recently i discovered a weird effect on one of my computers, which was consistent across many FF versions (up to the recent v… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using firefox for several years, but recently i discovered a weird effect on one of my computers, which was consistent across many FF versions (up to the recent version 17 now). All drop down menus on facebook were not working for me. On one pc I can click on the red globe, and a menu opens - while on the other pc nothing happened. Now I was able to reproduce it.

As soon as I activate the "ask how long cookies are stored" option in the privacy settings, the drop down menus wont work/show. Choosing the default "Keep them as long as they are valid" reenables the drop down menus.

I really like the cookie storage time option so i can decide which website will remember me.

Asked by Liitiad 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

How to prevent start page change

My start page was changed without my knowledge or consent. Don't know how but maybe it was the most recent Firefox upgrade. How can I prevent this? It really pisses me… (read more)

My start page was changed without my knowledge or consent. Don't know how but maybe it was the most recent Firefox upgrade. How can I prevent this? It really pisses me off.

Asked by JohnMauldin 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

My Firefox profile https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/5953360/ is broken just about 24 hours...

When I click on my username that appears on the top of page, I'm getting: "Oops! We had an error. We'll get to fixing that soon. You can try refreshing the page, or head … (read more)

When I click on my username that appears on the top of page, I'm getting: "Oops! We had an error. We'll get to fixing that soon. You can try refreshing the page, or head back to the Add-ons homepage."

But I still can access my account settings: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/users/edit and even edit them.

Asked by difabor 8 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Is it possible that Firefox prevents serverside includes (SSI) from functioning?

I am no doubt asking in the wrong place, but...I have Apache2 running on a linux locally. I believe I have set it up to support server-side includes. I have a cgi-bin per… (read more)

I am no doubt asking in the wrong place, but...I have Apache2 running on a linux locally. I believe I have set it up to support server-side includes. I have a cgi-bin perl script, hell.pl:

#!/usr/bin/perl

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hello, world\n";
exit;

Under Firefox, I can generate the Hello World page through the url

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/cgi-bin/hell.pl

where xxx.xxx... is the apache2 server address.

But if I try to do that via the html file:

<HTML>
<HEAD></HEAD>
Test:<BR>
<BODY>
<!--#include virtual=/cgi-bin/hell.pl" -->
</BODY></HTML> 

All I get is page which is blank except for the "Test:" on line 1. The apache error and access logs show no relevant problems, as if the browser treats the serverside include as a comment.

I realize that the fault no doubt lies with the apache2 configuration, but I have studied and studied... and am now clutching at straws.

Asked by jerryerp 8 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 8 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Roadrunner recommends NOT using Proxy Servers. Will "disabling Proxies" affect my Firefox?

Changing from AT&T to Roadrunner, says ........ Proxy Servers - A proxy server lies in between your computer and the Internet. When you request a web page or other In… (read more)

Changing from AT&T to Roadrunner, says ........ Proxy Servers - A proxy server lies in between your computer and the Internet. When you request a web page or other Internet content through your computer, you connect to your proxy. The proxy then requests the web page or content you're searching for on your behalf and returns it to you. The proxy's actions are carried out automatically and are invisible to you. A proxy is useful for filtering Internet content, connecting to the Internet through firewalls, and archiving web pages for quicker retrieval by users connected to it.

Road Runner does not support the use of proxy servers, and recommends that you disable proxies through your browser.

Asked by MartyA 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago