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Passwords are in plain view

Hello. I noticed that when using the newest version of Firefox (84.0.2) I can go up to "logins and passwords" and all that's needed, even when not logged into the Firefox… (read more)

Hello.

I noticed that when using the newest version of Firefox (84.0.2) I can go up to "logins and passwords" and all that's needed, even when not logged into the Firefox account in any way is to just click the "eye" icon and it shows the password.

How is this in any way considered secure? Anyone, at any time can just click this and see the passwords to all my web sites. I guess I will need to go back to using Edge where at least it asks me to use my PC login before it shows the passwords.

Asked by rashenfelter70 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 54 minutes ago

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autofill saved logins and passwords and don't ask to save logins and passwords for websites

Dear Community, I have a hand full of passwords I would like Firefox to fill out but stop asking me if I like to save logins and passwords every time I have to login on … (read more)

Dear Community,

I have a hand full of passwords I would like Firefox to fill out but stop asking me if I like to save logins and passwords every time I have to login on a websites.

Unfortunately, when I uncheck "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites", Firefox will stop "Autofill logins and passwords", even the saved ones.

Does anyone know a workaround?

Hopefully, Elmar

Asked by elmbeech 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 14 hours ago

firefox is corrupt

Fire fox spouts crap regards tracks and traces and wields politically inflammatory dialogue. But can it address the fact that Firefox users since these ravings have rece… (read more)

Fire fox spouts crap regards tracks and traces and wields politically inflammatory dialogue. But can it address the fact that Firefox users since these ravings have received more spam than ever! Indeed since that photo of that old Indian bag on a laptop I have been receiving malicious phone calls!

Asked by roh_dude 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Office 365 cookie issue

I have configured FF to block all cookies under "Browser Privacy" the custom setting allows "Choose which trackers and scripts to block. and I selected "all cookies". Kno… (read more)

I have configured FF to block all cookies under "Browser Privacy" the custom setting allows "Choose which trackers and scripts to block. and I selected "all cookies". Knowing that all cookies will be blocked I logged into office 365 and allowed manually cookies through "view page info" I then selected "set cookies" to allow expecting full access to office 365 mail, but this did not occur. What happened is I logged into office 365 and could see the icons and my login name but could not read the mail.

Office 365 gave the message "we couldn't sign you in please try again" yet I could see my log in name and the office 365 icons for mail, calendar etc.. just not the actual data. If I allow cookies in Browser privacy (which i take it allows cookies always) it woks.

I bring this up because it seems like something is missing in cookies that is not represented in FF.What is the difference between browser privacy cookies and allowing it through view page permissions? Can anyone offer an explanation?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 4 hours ago

default-browser-agent.exe still running even when Firefox Data Collection and Use is disabled

I've had all settings in about:preferences#privacy turned off for years, but a new firewall is asking me to allow default-browser-agent.exe to send data. I'd have thought… (read more)

I've had all settings in about:preferences#privacy turned off for years, but a new firewall is asking me to allow default-browser-agent.exe to send data.

I'd have thought the program should stop running altogether when all checkmarks in "Firefox Data Collection and Use" are turned off.

Can I view what data is being sent?

Asked by alfadog 16 hours ago

Last reply by alfadog 15 hours ago

I can't open the "New Private Window" on my laptop.

Hello, My firefox does't open the "New Private Window". Whenever I install firefox for the first time, the New private windows doesn't show any problem. But when I proc… (read more)

Hello,

My firefox does't open the "New Private Window". Whenever I install firefox for the first time, the New private windows doesn't show any problem. But when I proceed, I can find out I can no longer open the new private window. Technically, the website opens, but it does not show the "purple-coloured eye glasses".

I think my computer is infected by malware because my searching histories are also saved in the incognito mode of Google Chrome.

Would you be able to fix this problem by updating the software?

Asked by loveisallaround9 1 day ago

Last reply by loveisallaround9 20 hours ago

trackers

When I use my McAfee anti-virus full protection software to remove trackers, all trackers are removed from my browsers (Microsoft edge, chrome, etc) except for Mozilla Fi… (read more)

When I use my McAfee anti-virus full protection software to remove trackers, all trackers are removed from my browsers (Microsoft edge, chrome, etc) except for Mozilla Firefox. I always have 222 trackers not removed from my Firefox browser after every cleaning. Gosh even chrome does a better job than Mozilla Firefox. This is getting really creepy. Anyone's assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by bvrl.wllms 1 day ago

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Cookies for websites setup for ALLOW (replacement for post that "disappeared")

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices… (read more)

As captured in the long thread "What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?”, with a lot of handholding from jscher2000, I managed to set custom choices for privacy and security the way I wanted on my mac computer (blocking all cookies in all windows, with exceptions saved for ALLOW, ALLOW for SESSION and some for BLOCK). To accomplish this, required enabling deletion of cookies when Firefox closes.

My assumption based on information I got in the above mentioned thread, was that even when deletion of cookies is checked for when Firefox is closed, cookies for websites identified as exceptions with ALLOWED, are not deleted.

However, this is not what happens. A specific example is tripcheck.com, which stores custom itineraries for cameras in cookies. I setup quite a few of these custom itineraries and saved them and they were OK until I closed Firefox, when they were deleted, as the cookie was deleted. This website is setup as ALLOW in the Exceptions list.

As explained in the above mentioned thread:

"(2) Scenario Two

[X] Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed (checked)

Firefox shortens cookie expiration to session only unless the site has an ALLOW permission in the exceptions list. “.

I am more confused than ever, the settings do not appear to be working the way they are meant to work, not only for session cookies but also for what should be "permanent".

Am I doing something incorrectly or am I misunderstanding how setting should work?

If cookies of websites setup for ALLOW are deleted when Firefox is closed, the setting is defeating what I am trying to accomplish: saving cookies for websites that I use and save data in cookies (such as recognizing the computer, what’s needed for 2 step authentication, etc.).

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Some webpage images do not show

I find that images generally show on webpages such as the front page of a news site. However, when I click into a specific article, the image which is usually near the s… (read more)

I find that images generally show on webpages such as the front page of a news site. However, when I click into a specific article, the image which is usually near the start of an article in a lot of cases does not show (so it's not a "always never shown" situation); it's as if it's been removed from the webpage syntax i.e. there's no white space section showing something is missing. One example (of many I could include!) is https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/phonics-revolution-the-new-sound-of-reading-in-the-nations-schools/7A5UVZ55NAOJEQACLKELCNEU6U/ I verified there are images there by restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled (which starts Firefox in Safe Mode), and also by opening in another browser. So I went thru and disabled *all* add-ons and restarted Firefox. Images still don't show! These missing images only show when I run Firefox in Safe Mode.

In the back of my mind, there is/used-to-be an option to limit the size of images on a page(?) but I can't find any option now. I have also refreshed Firefox (a number of times; including a total de-install, reboot, re-install) but the problem remains. .. What am I missing? I'd like to be able to see these images.

Thanks.

Asked by LudwigWN 3 days ago

Answered by LudwigWN 1 day ago

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Firefox doesn't let google and social networks remember me

Hi! One "happy" day Firefox suggested me to secure my privacy, I clicked "yes" and since this day I need to enter for all my accounts all logs and paswords each time I op… (read more)

Hi! One "happy" day Firefox suggested me to secure my privacy, I clicked "yes" and since this day I need to enter for all my accounts all logs and paswords each time I open Firefox. Despite Firefox autocomplete logs and passwords I waste a lot of time for it especialy with two factors veryfication. How I can roll this function back to old happy time when google and social networks remember my browser and I just open it in one click? Changing settings on privacy and security page doesn't help. Please help me cause i can't find any relevant information anywhere.

Asked by omhohom 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

Master password prompts out of nowhere

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this… (read more)

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this is happening?

The first time it happened after I had been reading a page for about 10 minutes. I had two other tabs open for the same site and no other non-suspended tabs. I did not have an account on that site.

The second time happened while watching a video on a different site, about 40 minutes in. No other tabs were active. I did have an account for that site, but I was already logged in via cookies.

In both cases I was just reading/watching; there seems to be no user action that triggered it. This makes me think it is not caused by a login request for a site, but by a (malicious) extension or some background process in Firefox.

I do not use Firefox Sync, nor am I signed into a Firefox account.

Asked by manny 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox set to require HTTPS results in communication error, choice to use HTTP only (my bank and other crucial HTTPS sites)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) Running HTTPS Everywhere Running Privacy Badger Firefox set for standard enhanced tracking protection HTTPS-ONLY mode set for all windows At my ba… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) Running HTTPS Everywhere Running Privacy Badger Firefox set for standard enhanced tracking protection HTTPS-ONLY mode set for all windows

At my bank and a few other websites using HTTPS as standard operating procedure, Firefox gives me an error that the site is NOT using HTTPS and gives me the option of using only HTTP! This is unacceptable, financial transactions must be secured with HTTPS. What is the fix for this?

I'm spread thin and don't have the personal time resource to keep hunting through thousands of miscellaneous support articles that, from their titles, I haven't a clue whether they are relevant or not! (Though I tried investing an hour or so in this exercise getting nowhere.)

Sorry, I didn't save copies of the same error message on three different HTTPS sites.

Asked by Kaleopono 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Firefox browser restore previous session after crash

Hi, I'm trying to disable the "restore previous session including tabs" after crash feature. I've disabled the "Restore previous session" check from the general configura… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to disable the "restore previous session including tabs" after crash feature.

I've disabled the "Restore previous session" check from the general configuration panel.

I've changed the following values from the about:config panel: browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes = 0 browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash = false

However after a restart or shutdown, Firefox still shows up the tabs from the previous session.

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 OS.

Could someone please help me with this?

Perhaps this feature is useful for some people, but for me it's extremely annoying; plus I really like Firefox and don't wanna change browsers.

Thanks!

Asked by pmgesualdi 2 days ago

Browsing hijack

when trying to access https://www.facebook.com but the browser would redirect to "https://web.facebook.com/?_rdc=1&_rdr". I don't want it. Can you help me to access t… (read more)

when trying to access https://www.facebook.com but the browser would redirect to "https://web.facebook.com/?_rdc=1&_rdr". I don't want it. Can you help me to access the correst url which is "https://www.facebook.com. please, Regards.

Asked by toniabuokwen 3 days ago

Last reply by Scribe 2 days ago

My work app/website does not allow encryption; how do I add permissions to access it

My work app/website does not allow encryption; how do I add permissions to access it. I have previously accessed it 311 times from this computer but could not from yester… (read more)

My work app/website does not allow encryption; how do I add permissions to access it.

I have previously accessed it 311 times from this computer but could not from yesterday.

I cannot find how to add permissions to allow this website.

Asked by rmbaral 3 days ago

Facebook and/or firefox issue

All was good until sometime today. FF 84.0.2 W10 up to date. Previously, when browsing FB marketplace, i could send a message about an item for sale. That send messag… (read more)

All was good until sometime today. FF 84.0.2 W10 up to date. Previously, when browsing FB marketplace, i could send a message about an item for sale. That send message button is now greyed out. The messenger button on the top right of my screen used to open a dropdown/popup that gave me a summary of my messages. That no longer works. I have been thru all kinds of settings randomly on FF and FB to try and correct the issue but i cannot figure out what is going on. I have tried turning Ublock on and off but that has not helped either. The only access i now have to messenger is to open it separately. I have not changed any FB settings. I did not change any FF settings myself other than trying to find out what could be doing this and exploring ublock for possibilities as that seemed the most likely culprit. Can anyone shed some light on what the issue is.

Asked by callwill 4 days ago

Last reply by callwill 3 days ago