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Unusual Sign-In Activity in my Hotmail Account

Hey Firefox Agent: Well I just wrote this out in a prior communication, but it got lost when I tried to figure out how to provide: Troubleshooting Information (optional):… (read more)

Hey Firefox Agent: Well I just wrote this out in a prior communication, but it got lost when I tried to figure out how to provide: Troubleshooting Information (optional):

Okay, so here we go again. But I am not going to provide: Troubleshooting Information (optional):

Here's the problem: In my Hotmail account, I am getting email "cards" (entries in my Hotmail account) that say: Unusual Sign-In Activity. Now recently, I spent a lot of time finally contacting and spending time with a Microsoft Tech Support agent. This agent helped me change the password on my main Hotmail account. Yet, I am still getting these annoying email "cards" in my Hotmail account. Now, I've analyzed these various email "cards" and I discovered a few things relating to Firefox. Here's what I found on all (5) of these separate email "cards": Sign-in details Country/region: Australia IP address: Please note I eliminated the IP address here because I don't know if it safe to do so or if I will be compromising my computer in any way. In order to share this IP address, I need to know if I am now dealing with an official Firefox support agent. If so and if it is necessary to share the IP address then please let me know in your follow up response. Date: 11/1/2022 4:46 PM (GMT) Platform: Windows Browser: Firefox Today, by the way, is: Sun 5 Feb 23 Time now: 4:16p Est at the time of writing this here line. It is interesting that the email "cards", all of them, have the same date and time: 11/1/2022 4:46 PM (GMT) There's something not right about receiving email "cards" from back in November 2022.

Now if you--the Firefox Support Agent--know what I can do to resolve and stop this annoying problem then please let me know by sending me an email to my email address. You have it from my Firefox account. Gosh, this is such an annoying problem. If you can help then please do so. Thank you.

Asked by OrangeMango 1 year ago

Last reply by OrangeMango 1 year ago

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One step software installation?

In the pre-Webextension days, there was an add-on that allowed one-step install/run of downloaded executables. It worked like this: When the option was selected, the exe… (read more)

In the pre-Webextension days, there was an add-on that allowed one-step install/run of downloaded executables. It worked like this: When the option was selected, the executable was downloaded into a temporary directory, execute it from there, and finally (optionally) delete it.

Now I only do it manually.

Ironically, MS Edge has this functionality built-in (see attachment).

Is there a way to achieve this on FF?

Asked by Alex 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Controlling camera in Firefox

Hi there, I have a laptop running Windows 10, plus the latest version of Firefox. The laptop has a built-in webcam. I have also connected an external webcam via USB. Thi… (read more)

Hi there,

I have a laptop running Windows 10, plus the latest version of Firefox. The laptop has a built-in webcam. I have also connected an external webcam via USB. This second camera is better quality and preferred, I visit a web site. When I first activate the camera, I am presented with a dropdown of available cameras. The USB camera appears in the list. All is fine. I instruct Firefox to "allow" this camera to be used. (first image) However, after a short time, less than a second, the same dialog is shown again, this time without the USB camera. (second image) There have been no actual hardware changes. I can then click "allow" again and the *integrated* camera works, i.e. not the desired camera. So, two questions, really. First, what just happened? Did Firefox try to control the USB camera, find that it couldn't, and redisplay the dialog showing only the "controllable" option? Second, my desired endpoint here is for the web site to use the USB camera. How do I achieve this? I can easily do this with Chrome but I like Firefox. TIA.

Asked by pete103 1 year ago

Last reply by pete103 1 year ago

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OS authentication enable via registry?

Hi, I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in r… (read more)

Hi,

I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in registry?

Asked by jewmo159 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox Developer edition 109-b9 breaks focusing in and out of app on Ubuntu 22.10

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is mini… (read more)

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is minimised or in another workspace. I have tested this in a clean install along with a clean profile. Bitwarden and other windows seem to act weird when they are interacted with.

This all works well and good on b8 and stable. I am using wayland (Ubuntu 22.* default), but xwayland is available.

Asked by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

Answered by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

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full screen leaves empty space

hello when I open the browser for the first time (after closing and opening it too) full screen mode leaves some empty space on the left and top of the screen, but it hap… (read more)

hello when I open the browser for the first time (after closing and opening it too) full screen mode leaves some empty space on the left and top of the screen, but it happens only for first time you enter it, after reentering it the problem disappears for the session. It's not that big of a deal but still pretty annoying.

extensions: ublock and dark reader dual monitor 1080p and 1440x900

Some people say that changing the theme from default fixes it but it didn't work for me as well as disabling hardware acceleration

Asked by Windcrown 1 year ago

Last reply by Windcrown 1 year ago

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https://app.scoutapp.ai/

the webpage https://app.scoutapp.ai/ doesnt function with your browser. works fine on chrome and brave however but I prefer if it worked with FF. any chance we can get th… (read more)

the webpage https://app.scoutapp.ai/ doesnt function with your browser. works fine on chrome and brave however but I prefer if it worked with FF. any chance we can get this fixed?

Asked by nabetse 1 year ago

Last reply by nabetse 1 year ago

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Ad income for FireFox

Regarding the sponsored ads in the new tab screen, the help link states, "Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored shortcuts." I just wanted to know if Mozilla is … (read more)

Regarding the sponsored ads in the new tab screen, the help link states, "Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored shortcuts."

I just wanted to know if Mozilla is paid for each click or for each unique click. If I click it 100 times on the same computer, does Mozilla get more income than if I were to only click it once?

Asked by Bard 1 year ago

Last reply by Bard 1 year ago

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Electronic certificate not detected in browser

Hi. I don't normally have a problem presenting my Spanish tax online, using an electronic certificate. However, yesterday I got the following Error 403 message (in Spani… (read more)

Hi. I don't normally have a problem presenting my Spanish tax online, using an electronic certificate.

However, yesterday I got the following Error 403 message (in Spanish) : "Identification error. Electronic certificate is not detected or has not been selected correctly. If you have an electronic certificate, check that it is correctly installed in the browser"

I have checked that the certificate is loaded on the browser, that it is valid, and I have validated with the FNMT, which reports that it is working normally, so, why does my browser not recognise/detect the certificate.

Without resolving this issue I cannot make my tax declaration.

I would really appreciate any suggestions, please

Asked by George Ryan 7 months ago

Last reply by George Ryan 7 months ago

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want to turn off "battery drain" notifications

please tell how how to turn off "battery drain" notifications on Mac IOS...it is annoying and there seems to be nothing to turn off when i search settings. (firefox versi… (read more)

please tell how how to turn off "battery drain" notifications on Mac IOS...it is annoying and there seems to be nothing to turn off when i search settings. (firefox version 109.0.1)

Asked by meredithcr 1 year ago

Last reply by meredithcr 1 year ago

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Extension for memorizing and auto-attributing firefox windows to macOS desktops by number?

Hi there. I use Firefox in macOS, and I always have multiple windows in different Desktops. As you know, Desktops in mac are numbered, and each App in the Dock has the o… (read more)

Hi there. I use Firefox in macOS, and I always have multiple windows in different Desktops.

As you know, Desktops in mac are numbered, and each App in the Dock has the option "Assign to" a particular Desktop number or Desktops in Display X. But that is too limiting, because all windows appear in the same Desktop. I'd like an option or Extension in Firefox that allows me to set each Firefox window to a particular Desktop number, so that I don't have to re-organize all my windows every time I restart Firefox.

Does anyone know if there is anything like that?

Asked by Tiago Pomella Lobo 1 year ago

Last reply by Tiago Pomella Lobo 1 year ago

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Spam Tabs Opening and Pinning

For a week or so now, spam pinned tabs keep appearing in my Firefox browser. They're always for coupon2deal.com. They appear already pinned, at random times while I'm bro… (read more)

For a week or so now, spam pinned tabs keep appearing in my Firefox browser. They're always for coupon2deal.com. They appear already pinned, at random times while I'm browsing. Firefox is up to date, and I have Webroot antivirus running and have made it do a scan of my computer.

Asked by tovaseltzer 1 year ago

Last reply by tovaseltzer 1 year ago

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Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightorange-on-black/ there seems to be a problem with this theme, cant install, cant upload or anything it says its corrup… (read more)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightorange-on-black/ there seems to be a problem with this theme, cant install, cant upload or anything it says its corrupted can someone help? please contact me under my email [email removed from public]

Asked by Farzam Maghouli 1 year ago

Answered by Farzam Maghouli 1 year ago

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how to download and install an older version of Firefox

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgra… (read more)

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgrade so I don't want an even more overloaded/uses up more CPU, etc., version of Firefox. I don't have complex needs in a browser, so some of the "upgrades" haven't been useful for me or have made using FF more difficult.

  I found a list of what I guess are older versions but no information was provided on how to choose a version of say v. 110, to make sure it's the right one for my laptop and/desktop (or the one that will work w/the fewest problems) that it's in English, etc.   
  My impression is that FF is mostly worked on by people who have a variety of needs & interests so increasing sophistication is what they want and that's fine, I'd like to keep using FF w/my current machines, w/as simple a version ,ie., useful for an unsophisticated user.    Is that possible?    If so, I'd like to upgrade to 110 64 bit or perhaps 111 64 bit unless either or both had huge security holes, etc and many users found they weren't very functional.   I do have security software.

Asked by azure7 9 months ago

Last reply by azure7 8 months ago

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Impossibly tiny address bar, tabs, everything

I have tried for literal years to fix this problem so I can switch to Firefox, but haven't been able to get any help. I'm serious. I wanted to switch to Firefox back in 2… (read more)

I have tried for literal years to fix this problem so I can switch to Firefox, but haven't been able to get any help. I'm serious. I wanted to switch to Firefox back in 2020 and had this problem.

I've tried:

- Finding and adjusting any setting or preference that has to do with font size. It doesn't help.

- Uninstalling and deleting all of Firefox from my computer, then redownloading the newest version and installing that. This has happened over several versions.

I had to zoom in on this page just so I could type this, lol!

I'm attaching screenshots that show the problem. The top bar (the system font from my mac) vs. what I see in Firefox.

For reference, I have a macOS that's running Monterey v 12.2.1. It's a macbook air (13 inch).

Is there any fix for this? If not, is there another non-chrome browser you can recommend?

Thanks so much, since I know you're a volunteer and doing this just because you're a helpful person. And sorry to sound frustrated. I just have kept trying to fix this myself and had no luck!

Asked by Miss Meg 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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can't open links

I can't open links that are in my emails. It tells me that the tab has crashed and it is ALL links. It also will not open 2 pages at the same time. Luckly I kept an old… (read more)

I can't open links that are in my emails. It tells me that the tab has crashed and it is ALL links. It also will not open 2 pages at the same time. Luckly I kept an old version to use this new upgrade is TERRIBLE.

Asked by dibowl 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 months ago

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Tampermonkey script to allow scrolling youtube search bar off top of page stopped working correctly

I use the following on youtube pages to allow the top search-bar section to be scrolled off the top of the page (otherwise it is fixed in place). GM_addStyle("#masthead-… (read more)

I use the following on youtube pages to allow the top search-bar section to be scrolled off the top of the page (otherwise it is fixed in place).

GM_addStyle("#masthead-container.ytd-app { position: static !important; } #page-manager.ytd-app { margin-top: 0 !important; }");

Recently, youtube added some kind of effect that is applied around the video window (a kind of blurring of the colors in the video that extends beyond the video border). I think it's only part of the "dark theme". This effect seems to be covering up the search bar with my modified style applied. The search bar appears and then fades out. How can I turn this effect off? Or at least make it so it doesn't cover up the search bar? I'd prefer to turn it off completely.

Asked by L KL 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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FireFox font is unreadable and thin

Certain fonts are displayed not as what I set them to in Firefox's settings. At first, I thought it was a windows OS font related issue- it's not. I've followed everyth… (read more)

Certain fonts are displayed not as what I set them to in Firefox's settings.

At first, I thought it was a windows OS font related issue- it's not.

I've followed everything here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323130 (The answer support link is inaccessible. But following the answer did not fix my issue.)

Also looked to see if any of my add-ons are affecting it. I've disabled them on the sites (in the screenshot) but the fonts are still displayed as attached. Checked to see if the add-on uBLOCK is disabling remote fonts, that feature is not checked so that's not the issue.

Please help, thank you.

Asked by beasther 1 year ago

Answered by beasther 1 year ago