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Warning: Potential Security Risk...

hi! sometimes when trying to visit a site by clicking a google search result link, firefox stops it and shows: Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a … (read more)

hi! sometimes when trying to visit a site by clicking a google search result link, firefox stops it and shows:

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to (website).com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details...

So my question is, would attackers be able to steal such information if i never enter any? ie, if i only visit the site to read about things...

thanks for your reply!

Asked by z. ixa 1 year ago

Answered by z. ixa 1 year ago

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Accidentally removed the bookmark star button from address bar- how do I get it back?

[[This old answer|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219521]] describes on how to get it back .. though for me there is no "Add to Address Bar" button. Using F… (read more)

[[This old answer|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219521]] describes on how to get it back .. though for me there is no "Add to Address Bar" button.

Using Firefox 78.9.0esr (64-bit) (Default firefox from debian bullseye)

Asked by alexander.schwinn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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streaming problems

hello. I currently have a problem not being able to stream films on netflix, amazon prime, disney plus using firefox browser. This issue happened overnight. Depending on … (read more)

hello.

I currently have a problem not being able to stream films on netflix, amazon prime, disney plus using firefox browser. This issue happened overnight. Depending on the site a certain error code message will pop up then the same yellow bar at the top says "the widevineCdm plugin has crashed..." i have reloaded the page, sent the report. uninstalled and installed firefox...but the issue continues. This happened roughtly 2 weeks ago and the problem hasnt resolved itself. Safari allows me to stream most sites barr disney plus. Can anyone help. I've tried many of the things google has suggested and it hasnt fixed the problem. I have tried chrome also, there seems to be the same issue. does anyone have suggestions

Asked by eshy_g 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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i forgot my password but is still connected to the account, is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data?

is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data? inside my current firefox account… (read more)

is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data? inside my current firefox account i have tons of data i would rather not lost so please tell me a way to keep all my data

Asked by tim 1 year ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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CIRA Canadian Sheild

Hello, I just read an article from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), dated July 8, 2021: https://www.cira.ca/blog/canadian-shield/mozilla-firefox-cira-cana… (read more)

Hello,

I just read an article from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), dated July 8, 2021: https://www.cira.ca/blog/canadian-shield/mozilla-firefox-cira-canadian-shield?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=organic-email&utm_campaign=FY21&utm_content=the-dot-11

In it, they write, "Mozilla is enabling CIRA Canadian Shield as the default trusted recursive resolver (TRR) for Canadian Firefox users." I'm such a user. I also know *just* enough about the vast electronic highway system called the "Internet" to know I need safety and security measures in place.

I'm using FF 78.12 on MacOS Sierra.

I thought I'd see if CIRA Canadian Shield was the default proxy by going to Preferences > General > Network Settings. "Enable DNS over HTTPS" is selected, and the default provider is "Cloudflare." I clicked the drop down menu to see if CIRA Canadian Shield was offered as a selection. Alas, it is not. So, I selected "Custom" and typed in "CIRA Canadian Shield" (without quotation marks) and pressed "OK."

My questions are:

1) Is Mozilla enabling CIRA Canadian Shield by default as suggested in the article? 2) If so, why is it not indicated in the drop down menu? 3) Have I enabled CIRA Canadian Shield by typing it in the name as a custom proxy server?

Thank you for your help in advance. Please note, I have a rudimentary understanding of how this all works, so your simplified and somewhat non-technical answers are appreciated.

Asked by IngT 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox inconsistent, Session leaks data.

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session" Usually, a checkbox, is a b… (read more)

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session"

Usually, a checkbox, is a boolean ON OFF.

Once more, this leaks data. For instance, logging into my webmail rebooting the machine, next time i launch firefox it spawns the same session again. This contradicts with the very first option under "General" -> Startup

If this was a public machine, some one would now have access to my email.

It seems that this is OS specific. But really, i don't care. My complaint stays the same. The option is broken, and firefox leaks data therefor. I no longer trust Firefox. This sort of stuff is not done deliberately.

Once more. perhaps bit logic is too complicated for you UI designers and a quantum gyro is more to your liking? Cause this is NOT normal.

Asked by syncsync 1 year ago

Answered by syncsync 1 year ago

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Can't add search engine to Firefox (Windows)

Hi, other than the default search engines, I tried adding some more to Firefox in the options. The method I did this was, say I need to add Yandex search engine, I went t… (read more)

Hi, other than the default search engines, I tried adding some more to Firefox in the options. The method I did this was, say I need to add Yandex search engine, I went to yandex.com https://yandex.com and clicked the three dots and the address bar and selected "add search engine" but when i go to options>search, the engines i added are in the drop down list (1), but not in the grid table (2)where you can add a keyword or remove the engine.

Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by tyeberg73 2 years ago

Answered by Standard8 1 year ago

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Firefox built-in PDF viewer's display bug on Japanese and Chinese

My firefox version is 78.9-esr As attachment, Japanese and Chinese character will be messed up. I have tried to install different fonts like fonts-arphic-ukai and fonts-a… (read more)

My firefox version is 78.9-esr As attachment, Japanese and Chinese character will be messed up. I have tried to install different fonts like fonts-arphic-ukai and fonts-arphic-uming, but it still displays improperly. By the way, it can displays Japanese and Chinese in html correctly.

Asked by wyt94yx 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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reload tab symbol

Hi , I have a problem with reload tab symbol, because its changed after i install last version of firefox. it was "spinning dots" to a single dot that goes back and fort… (read more)

Hi , I have a problem with reload tab symbol, because its changed after i install last version of firefox. it was "spinning dots" to a single dot that goes back and forth (left to right) now it is like this ⌛️....(also i will insert the screenshot)...how i can change it ? when i am installing firefox i put my settings in about:profiles it is just Firefox Tweaks for privacy from this site : ( https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#about_config ) I changed all settings and still same symbol ⌛️... also try to log in, in safe mode but same result... plese helpe me with is it ...

Asked by babu_92 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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No compatible source was found for this media.

I upgraded SuSE leap 15.1 to 15.2 two days ago and still can't play videos or live streams on most of websites. Works only on youtube and rumble. On twich, netflix,odysee… (read more)

I upgraded SuSE leap 15.1 to 15.2 two days ago and still can't play videos or live streams on most of websites. Works only on youtube and rumble. On twich, netflix,odysee and several others is no go. With other web browsers is just a same, I tried Cromium and Opera I have and love Firefox 78.10.0, ffmpeg is installed , Leap is updated via Yast ... what is that I'm forgetting?

Thanks,

Asked by cmdr.glenel 1 year ago

Answered by cmdr.glenel 1 year ago

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How to Export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on Mac

Hello community, would anyone kindly help me with this issue I'm facing? How do I export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on a Mac. The export … (read more)

Hello community, would anyone kindly help me with this issue I'm facing? How do I export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on a Mac. The export funtion is not available here and I know the this option is only available on 79 and after, but I'm using a mid 2012 Mac Pro running 78.10.1esr. Is there any way I could still export the logins?

Thank you kindly.

Asked by emiel1234 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox causes flicking screen.

Hello, It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am n… (read more)

Hello,

It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am not using it. Platforms I am using are OSX and XUbuntu. The error occurs lingering on a site for a very long time. First it starts getting screen graphic errors like, some pixels are not being updated correctly. Then after a while screen starts to flicker, in a massive state, like the graphic processor is broken. In some cases with command key strokes one is able to kill Firefox, screen is back to normal and one can continue working. Facebook is the site that most commonly is causing error, but there are also other sites.

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Asked by rodieki 1 year ago

Answered by rodieki 1 year ago

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website content incorrect

all of a sudden some website do not show all characters anymore (see attached image). I have tried all trouble shooting from mozilla. Can anyone help me? many thanks, bar… (read more)

all of a sudden some website do not show all characters anymore (see attached image). I have tried all trouble shooting from mozilla. Can anyone help me? many thanks, bart

Asked by bart.myrthe 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Printing to PDF

My wife works on her Firefox browser. She can't print (nor preview) to PDF. Yet she can do this on a Safari or Chrome browser. I share the same computer, but using a diff… (read more)

My wife works on her Firefox browser. She can't print (nor preview) to PDF. Yet she can do this on a Safari or Chrome browser. I share the same computer, but using a different account. I have no problem printing/previewing to PDF on my Firefox browser, when using my account. This problem is not recent.

We use a Mac mini (2018), macOs BigSur 11.5.2, Firefox 78.13.0esr (64-bit)

Thank you for helping with this problem.

Derrick Melbourne, Australia

Asked by DJ Dirk 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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I can not update from 78 to 91

DISCLAIMER: THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED! Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went … (read more)

DISCLAIMER: THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED! Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Firefox 78. I saw that on an article there is 91 and 95. It is 11/3/21, and no update is showing up which a help article said "On 11/2/21, users can update to Firefox-ESR version 91." I couldn't update, so I am now asking for help. Its also going VERY SLOW which I can barely run scratch, google, and even the homepage. Please give me answers so I can fix the problem. Thanks, cogithedog.

Asked by this is a display name. 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to make Firefox ask before closing?

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - de… (read more)

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - default) browser.warnOnQuit true (true - default)

But when i do Ctrl+q accidentally, it closes the only Firefox window i have. This window has many tabs open. Yes it restore next time, but i want FF to ask me before closing it.

FF 84.0.1 Arch Linux

Asked by #367259 2 years ago

Answered by #367259 2 years ago

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FF ESR 78.7.1 (32-bit) vs. FF 85.0.2 (64-bit) rejected by a site I need to use

The ESR release is apparently behind an update, likely security oriented (the site ESR is rejected by is a Bank). I've been told by the site that they test (essentially)… (read more)

The ESR release is apparently behind an update, likely security oriented (the site ESR is rejected by is a Bank). I've been told by the site that they test (essentially) Chrome...and go with THEIR updates, if it suits their purposes. They suggested blowing away the ESR history (...cookies and all of it) and restarting ESR. Afteer that didn't work, I'm presuming the fix the Bank wants is in FF 85.0.2 and not in 78.7.1 ESR. But, I'm guessing.

I realize ESR stages ESR releases to follow FF so to allow testing ahead of FF auto update migrations. It's one reason why I use ESR most of the time. But, I think it would help if we could have some way to associate ESR's release cycles (Versions) to FF (Versions) with dates and expected. Maybe it is somewhere.

Q. What is the relationship, if any, between the versions FF vs ESR? Is ESR 78.7.1 = FF 78.7.1 or what? Q. If not, what? Where/What is the relationship and is the timing set or variable on progressions of ESR?

Thx wgk

Asked by wgk 1 year ago

Answered by wgk 1 year ago

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after "refresh"

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see … (read more)

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see how to disable ext one at a time. I went with a "Refresh" when I was to uninstall and install. Now, FF 87 does not remember the magnification setting. I set pages to 80%, close, launch, home page (previously set to 80%) is at 100%. Pages that are bookmarked (just set to 80% prior new launch) launch at 100%. There a multiple times during the run time of Firefox that I had gone into config and made adjustments. I do not recall having to do so for magnification not being saved. I do notice that one config change made prior does not exist now, set resolution 1440x900. I think there was a true/false for page memory in config that I had switched from default before the refresh, but seeing how the screen resolution isn't 1440x900..I assume "Refresh" reset config to default.

Sum: Now, Firefox does not save page magnification. What do I need to do, other than 'bump' the size every time? This was not the case prior the "Refresh".

Asked by Philip 1 year ago

Answered by Philip 1 year ago

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Widevine CDM stopped working on Firefox ESR after June 1st, 2021 upgrade.

Hi. I've noticed similar messages like this after previous Firefox upgrades, but not for the latest. My Firefox ESR was automatically updated to 78.11 on June 1, 2021. Si… (read more)

Hi. I've noticed similar messages like this after previous Firefox upgrades, but not for the latest.

My Firefox ESR was automatically updated to 78.11 on June 1, 2021. Since then I have not been able to access Amazon Prime. The error says:

Your web browser is missing a digital rights component.

In your web browser’s address bar, type about:addons, press Enter, and then on the left, click Plugins. For the Widevine Content Decryption Module, select Always Activate, and then refresh the video’s page and try watching the video. If the video doesn’t play, go back to Plugins, click the gear icon at the top of the page, and then click Check for Updates. When the plugins have updated, refresh the video’s page, and then try watching the video.

The suggestions get me no where. It is already on "Always Activate" and newer updates are available.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling a early version, but this does not work either. I get a message at the top saying that "Firefox is installing components needed to plate the audio or video on this page. Please try again later." "Later" is apparently never.

Has any else had this issue? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by michaelvcooper1 1 year ago

Answered by bvandyk 1 year ago

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importing bookmarks empties folders I have created

I do not use the sync function to keep my bookmarks up to date on separate computers. I have a location on a server that I can access from any of my machines. Usually I i… (read more)

I do not use the sync function to keep my bookmarks up to date on separate computers. I have a location on a server that I can access from any of my machines. Usually I import and export to html bookmark file.

I have organized my bookmarks into various folders. When I attempted to update one of my boxes, all the bookmarks were removed from the folders and placed in a huge list in Other Bookmarks. The folder structure did not change, but all the folders were empty.

I tried to use a json file as an alternative, but this also had the same result.

I run Debian Linux on all my machines, if that matters.

What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Scottzzz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago