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Clarification about JNLP files

Hello all, I've read some bug reports and discussions about the JNLP files blocked in Firefox ( JNLP should be treated as executable , Should not treat JNLP files as Exec… (read more)

Hello all,

I've read some bug reports and discussions about the JNLP files blocked in Firefox ( JNLP should be treated as executable , Should not treat JNLP files as Executables (revert bug 1392955) on ESR-68 , Improve usability for JNLP and other executables and JNLP should not be considered an executable extension ). All I'm understanding is it has been blocked since Firefox 67, then "allowed" back again, then blocked for security purposes in Firefox 78. To sum it up, the bug 1576762 is still open, JNLP are still blocked. Nowadays, it's not possible to directly launch a JNLP file, you've got to download it and run it thereafter. Am I right ?

Also, I've taken note of the Firefox ESR release "too late". I've installed the "mainstream" Firefox release on a server in order to be remotely used by end users (via a RDS server, only to browse a internal website, they can't browse the web). What are the results/differences/cons (except the extended support) ?

Thanks in advance for your replies. Jo.

Asked by datboxistrash 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

disable automatic updates in 81

I cant seem to be able to disable automatic updates. Firefox updates automaticly in background at work and then crashes my tab and all my work gets lost when it has to u… (read more)

I cant seem to be able to disable automatic updates. Firefox updates automaticly in background at work and then crashes my tab and all my work gets lost when it has to update. Its really annoying.

Iv tried searching for settings and using about:config, changin app.update.auto to false. It keeps updating anyway...

Asked by ivar.forss 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

incorrect password

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name … (read more)

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name (email address) and my primary password. I am definitely entering them correctly on the new machine yet firefox insists it is wrong. I checked the password in the account settings of my usual machine, under "accounts.firefox" on Firefox's Lockwise (aka logins & passwords) page and indeed I am using the correct email & password. I also searched my email to make sure that I did not change my password and forgot that I had done so. So how can this be?

Asked by KalaDude 13 hours ago

Last reply by BILL 7 hours ago

Cannot clear an item from my search history, so it gets suggested even after clearing my data

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there. Now anytime I want to cre… (read more)

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there.

Now anytime I want to create a blank tab and I type "about:blank" it automatically includes the backslash.

Because this phrase/command doesn't show up in my search history, even after clearing all of my data, Firefox keeps "helpfully" popping that backslash into the field whenever I start to type the command.

How can I make Firefox forget I ever made this stupid typo?! (Would clearing "Site Preferences" and/or "Offline Web Site Data" work? I admit I haven't cleared those two things.)

Asked by rachaelly 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 hours ago

Password cannot run well

Hello! I have a such problem. The thing is I need to use one Chinese site but when I try to log in the system changes my password automatically! I mean my password, for e… (read more)

Hello! I have a such problem. The thing is I need to use one Chinese site but when I try to log in the system changes my password automatically! I mean my password, for example, 123456789 and the system makes it "P:KJHGHVcfbvnm,nbhg. I can log in on other browser and on cell phone browser, but it`s very troublesome and almost impossible on Mozilla. What should I do? Help me, please! I need exactly Mozilla.

Asked by handarhaevayu 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

PLEASE help! I am trying to restore my open tabs which were cleared by a restart (Windows10)!

Hi, I am seeking a job and had a number of important tabs open when I had to restart my browser. Unfortunately, it was set to clear history on restart. Is there any way, … (read more)

Hi, I am seeking a job and had a number of important tabs open when I had to restart my browser. Unfortunately, it was set to clear history on restart. Is there any way, on a windows10 pc, to recover them? Are they stored anywhere?

Asked by cubswin60611 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

How to get rid of old broswer settings from firefox sync login

Hello, I signed into my firefox account and it went back to all my old settings. I signed out because I didn't want to use the firefox account and now the settings persi… (read more)

Hello,

I signed into my firefox account and it went back to all my old settings. I signed out because I didn't want to use the firefox account and now the settings persist. Anyway I can fully get away from the old account?

Asked by pbgess 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

password lists

Firefox retains a list of passwords to various sites. In a ransomware attempt, one of these passwords was shown to me. I no longer trust this feature and want do delete a… (read more)

Firefox retains a list of passwords to various sites. In a ransomware attempt, one of these passwords was shown to me. I no longer trust this feature and want do delete all passwords from the list immediately. Where is it?

Furthermore, I do not want to be asked if I want this password saved. How can i disable this prompt. Thanks

Asked by jfuhr 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

History: Added and Last Modified column are blank

In the history section that opens with ctrl+j, the Added and Last modified columns are blank and only sort by name order when sorting by them. What information is suppose… (read more)

In the history section that opens with ctrl+j, the Added and Last modified columns are blank and only sort by name order when sorting by them. What information is supposed to be in those columns and how can I have that information tracked? Also while I'm at it, what information would be displayed in the Tags column, which is also empty to me.

Thanks for your answer.

Asked by spma1 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Forcing SSL is DRIVING ME CRAZY as a developer. Needs a disable option.

Dear community, I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spi… (read more)

Dear community,

I would like to bring up a topic that is DRIVING ME CRAZY. I am developer and frequently access my own services on unsecured http servers for testing. Spin up a new docker container, test it, tear it down. No SSL required, no time to mess with encryption.

But if you type in https just a single time for your http server, you are f*#&ed. Sorry for the wording, but this is how it is. You think "OH NO, WHAT DID I DO? NOT AGAIN!!!" Because it is just impossible to access the service with http in the future, Firefox has it locked to SSL (Domain and Port). But of course there is no SSL so it will NEVER work.

Latest example: JetBrains TeamCity. They have a simple Docker container I want to access with Firefox. I spin it up, connect with Firefox with http and it immediately tells me "Secure Connection Failed". WHAT? WHY? I typed http. Why secure? Why can't I simply connect? Using curl on CLI just gives me a beautiful HTML response.

I understand that for the majority of users SSL is a good thing. But shouldn't there at least be an OPTION to disable all this enforced SSL usage? My beloved Firefox is my everyday productivity killer. It makes me sad.

Asked by mib77 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Error message when trying to access website link in my sig line

I am in the process of changing over my email account from gmail to protonmail. When a friend of mine attempted to access my web page from a link that I include in my sig… (read more)

I am in the process of changing over my email account from gmail to protonmail. When a friend of mine attempted to access my web page from a link that I include in my signature line of my emails he was blocked by an error message. Can you help me remedy this? Here's a link to that error image: blob:https://mail.protonmail.com/de05eb2a-f3a9-4af4-8f7f-f8d6a6071331

Asked by judiemaronfriend 6 days ago

Last reply by russellboverton 6 days ago

auto fill, on a website is constantly happening and refreshing not letting me enter correct info

timeco (the website i use for time keeping) is constantly refreshing and auto filling the wrong info and when i go into the options the privacy and security settings it s… (read more)

timeco (the website i use for time keeping) is constantly refreshing and auto filling the wrong info and when i go into the options the privacy and security settings it says i have no saved logins for any site, how can i fix this i need it running sooner rather than later.

Asked by jb835c 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Facebook login

When I am done with Facebook, I log out as usual. Some recent change has occurred, and I no longer am asked for my password when logging back in, just clicking on my rece… (read more)

When I am done with Facebook, I log out as usual. Some recent change has occurred, and I no longer am asked for my password when logging back in, just clicking on my recent login (see attached) takes me right to Facebook, which I do not want! I did not choose to save my login and password, in fact I can't even find Facebook in the list of my saved logins. Does anyone have any idea why this important security issue has suddenly developed?

Asked by John 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago