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why did firefox suddenly start asking for primary password after update?

I have never used a primary/master password. I updated to 109.0.1 on a computer that had not been used for a few weeks. I do NOT sync FF on any computer. "Use Primary … (read more)

I have never used a primary/master password. I updated to 109.0.1 on a computer that had not been used for a few weeks. I do NOT sync FF on any computer. "Use Primary Password" is NOW checked on this 2nd computer. (never used or needed before) In order to try to change this, I was required to enter my password. When I enter the password I use to access mozilla support (the only FF password I have ever had), nothing happens and I do not get any options, i.e., forgot password. I have never been requested to enter a password on any computer (to access FF; only to reach mozilla support.) On my primary computer, "Use Primary Password" is not checked, as it should not be. Thanks in advance.

Asked by LSR 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 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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Sync is not appearing in settings

I don't know why but sync button is not appearing in my Firefox settings (image attached). I guess it's because something I've done in settings that has cause this to dis… (read more)

I don't know why but sync button is not appearing in my Firefox settings (image attached). I guess it's because something I've done in settings that has cause this to disappear. Can you help me? Thanks!!

Asked by wherewell 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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The last firefox update ruined my firefox browser

Ever since Firefox updated today I've been unable to use the browser. It takes at least 5 minutes or more minutes to load, I can't manually log into any websites until th… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated today I've been unable to use the browser. It takes at least 5 minutes or more minutes to load, I can't manually log into any websites until the speeddial finally loads, and the speeddial addon refuses to come up for at least 5 minutes, I can't log into Dropbox even with the speeddial up and running because the capcha won't popup...and on and on.

What in the world has been done to it? I'm using another browser just to contact support.

Asked by joyce.greer2 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Lost tabs

I lost my tabs. Firefox has been opened and closed several times after losing tabs. I went here https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html. I was able to find the … (read more)

I lost my tabs. Firefox has been opened and closed several times after losing tabs. I went here https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html. I was able to find the file containing my lost tabs, it is sessionstore(1706800631216_9931f324-5558-4488-a36c-a5b3cb9e8c54_event_jsonlz4).json What do I do with this file now? Thank you.

Asked by WW13 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Choose where bookmarks saved

Win 7 64 bit. 109.0.1 (64-bit) I have two admin user accounts. On number two when I bookmark a page it automatically puts a folder on the toolbar. in number one it put… (read more)

Win 7 64 bit. 109.0.1 (64-bit) I have two admin user accounts. On number two when I bookmark a page it automatically puts a folder on the toolbar.

in number one it puts in the bookmark pull down [where you click Bookmarks from the menu bar] and I can create a folder on the toolbar if I want. I want.

I do not want all boomarks to be on the toolbar but want the toolbar shown as i want to be able to add a folder

Asked by GardenSurfer 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Random website popping up while using Firefox.

When browsing in some websites such as "facebook.com", "mozilla.org", "lenovo.com", I sometimes get a popup to this link, but I don't have any kind of extension that coul… (read more)

When browsing in some websites such as "facebook.com", "mozilla.org", "lenovo.com", I sometimes get a popup to this link, but I don't have any kind of extension that could be causing that I think. What would be a way to troubleshoot this so that I can prevent that from happening? It's really annoying and the site also seems really sketchy.

Asked by NotReallyEight 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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copy 2 folders from Desktop "Bookmark Toolbar" to another PC?

My wife has a desktop and a laptop. She wants to move 2 or 3 folders only, not the whole thing, nor merge ALL the bookmarks. Lets say 2 of the bookmark folders are cal… (read more)

My wife has a desktop and a laptop. She wants to move 2 or 3 folders only, not the whole thing, nor merge ALL the bookmarks. Lets say 2 of the bookmark folders are called "Eyes" and Birds. She wants to copy those 2 folders, with their links inside the folder from her desktop FIREFOX and want to add them to her laptop FIREFOX Bookmarks Toolbar. Add them, not replace any of the bookmarks on the laptop, not overwrite anything else. How do I copy a folder from one FIREFOX running computer and put it on a USB drive to then ADD to the Bookmarks Toolbar on her laptop? I can right click and choose COPY but then when I try to "paste" the "paste" is greyed out.

Asked by Vernon Jenewein 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Firefox saves files that I only wanted to open

Firefox saves files that I only wanted to open with another application. I checked the previous solutions in the forum, but they did not work for me. (Windows 11) I ch… (read more)

Firefox saves files that I only wanted to open with another application.

I checked the previous solutions in the forum, but they did not work for me. (Windows 11) I changed in system> general > download , applications > the app to open that file type and it works, but besides this Firefox keeps saving the files in the default download folder.

I tried also about:config browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to false. browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir change to true No change - still saving copies.

Asked by gsm600 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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False https-requests?

Hello, Not sure exactly where the problem lies with this one. We have a local UrBackup server running, exposing its http-only web interface on http://hostname.local.domai… (read more)

Hello, Not sure exactly where the problem lies with this one. We have a local UrBackup server running, exposing its http-only web interface on http://hostname.local.domain:55414.

I can no longer browse to this address, Firefox responds with

Secure connection failed and the error code SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

Looking at the GET request, the scheme is set to https and there is only one request, no redirect.

I can however access the site fine by IP, http://192.168.x.x:55414, AND, by using hostname only, http://hostname:55414, letting Windows fill in our DNS suffix as the network is in an Active Directory domain.

I also have a local Apache server running on my machine, only listening on http on standard port 80. Accessing http://localhost is fine, accessing http://myhostname is fine, but accessing http://myhostname.local.domain again causes FF to switch to an https-request.

What makes me confused is that this behaviour is consistent across browsers, Edge, Chrome, Android on my mobile...

Using Bitdefender for AV/FW, disabling it makes no change.

Tried downloading an older version of Firefox (89) and it does NOT show the same behaviour, URLs load as plain http.

Finally, I tried to add test.subdomain.com as a zone in our DNS and add an A record for the IP of the UrBackup-server, and voila, Firefox requests that site as http without complaining!?

Has the global browser market collectively decided that non TLD:s can no longer be accessed using http, or am I overlooking something obvious?

Best regards Alexander

EDIT: I originally included "false HSTS-requests" in the subject, before realizing that this came from FF redirecting to 443 on my local machine, which has a docker instance listening on that port but using a cert for our public domain, not our local one.

Asked by alexander76 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Changing primary password does not rewrite logins.json?

When changing the primary password I would expect the logins.json file being rewritten with new pairs of encryptedUsername and encryptedPassword (now encrypted based on a… (read more)

When changing the primary password I would expect the logins.json file being rewritten with new pairs of encryptedUsername and encryptedPassword (now encrypted based on a new primary password). But this is obviously not the case. But maybe I just didn't understand the way this works?

Asked by thefirefox 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Google Fi Microphone Permissions

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me here. I use Google Fi to make and receive calls from my browser. I accidentally denied microphone permissions to Google Fi from t… (read more)

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me here. I use Google Fi to make and receive calls from my browser. I accidentally denied microphone permissions to Google Fi from the Firefox dropdown prompt and I cannot find how to get it back.

When I click the dropdown menu, I see no options to enable or disable permissions. I also do not see anything listed in the Security settings of the browser. When I check the google fi settings, I see it complaining about denied permissions though.

I've attached screenshots. Does anyone know where I can revoke the blocked permissions?

Thanks,

Asked by seankdavis24 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Make firefox my default browser permanently. Windows10 changes it back when rebooted.

Every time I start the computer or reboot and open firefox I discover that it isn't the default browser, as reported in the firefox settings menu. I then go to Defaults … (read more)

Every time I start the computer or reboot and open firefox I discover that it isn't the default browser, as reported in the firefox settings menu. I then go to Defaults apps in control pannel settings and set Firefox as the default which sets the default to satisfy the setting menu which then reports that firefox is now the default browser. The next time I turn on the machine or reboot and check the settings menu I discover that firefox is not the default web browser. How do I set firefox as the default browser permanently so that I won't have to do this each time I start the computer? Thank You.

Asked by bt.linder 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Extensions missing from customise toolbar menu

After having to refresh Firefox, all extensions are missing from my toolbar. They're still installed and function but some require tweaking options on a per page basis an… (read more)

After having to refresh Firefox, all extensions are missing from my toolbar. They're still installed and function but some require tweaking options on a per page basis and it's a hassle to have to work through multiple menus when they should just be a click away. From other answers, it seems like the extenstions should be in the customise toolbar page but only the standard options are there. I've tried disabling and enabling them, as well as removing and adding them again already with no results.

How do I either get them back to the toolbar or the customise page so I can add them myself?

Asked by theforbidnone 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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New Comment Popup

How can I turn off the new Facebook Comment popup? I want to use the old version where the comments are listed under the original pots not in a seperate narrow popup win… (read more)

How can I turn off the new Facebook Comment popup? I want to use the old version where the comments are listed under the original pots not in a seperate narrow popup window.

Asked by 1artworkz 1 year ago

Answered by 1artworkz 1 year ago

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I need to hide my email from the right side menu.

I've the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1317794#question-reply but after following the steps for the solution, it doesn't work for me. Does it have… (read more)

I've the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1317794#question-reply but after following the steps for the solution, it doesn't work for me. Does it have to do with all updates since this question was answered? I've created the chrome folder. I've created userChrome.css file and added the following without "`" marks in it and saved it and restarted firefox after changing the toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets = true . ```

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#appMenu-fxa-label > .toolbarbutton-text { visibility:hidden !important; }

```

It doesn't work for me. Please have a look.

Asked by r33sch 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I revert to a prior version of Fire

I am very unhappy after 2 weeks using the current version of Firefox 109.0.1.8427 on Win 10. Most of my prior add-ons are gone or do not work, even though Firefox shows … (read more)

I am very unhappy after 2 weeks using the current version of Firefox 109.0.1.8427 on Win 10. Most of my prior add-ons are gone or do not work, even though Firefox shows them as installed.

I can't live with this version; most of my prior add-ons are not accessible (no symbols to click on even though Firefox says they are installed). The others are missing or require me to access the application menu plus several more clicks, instead of single-clicking an icon on the Firefox header.

How can I get back to the prior version (without having to determine and save/restore everything else that changed in my Win 10 sysres since the current Firefox was installed)?

Asked by car-nuts 1 year ago

Answered by car-nuts 1 year ago

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Theme creation question

I've been making my own Firefox theme using the Firefox Color extension. I uploaded an image but I can't figure out how to show the image on the new tab screen. Setting t… (read more)

I've been making my own Firefox theme using the Firefox Color extension. I uploaded an image but I can't figure out how to show the image on the new tab screen. Setting the new tab page color to transparent only makes everything white. I know the image is uploaded correctly because I can see some of it in the toolbar and tab list. Is it possible to show the image on the new tab page?

Asked by Peter Schachte 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Google Apps UI Absent

Hi, I've been trying to transfer from Chrome to Firefox but have been experiencing a graphical error with primarily the toolbar in Google Docs. The places where icons sho… (read more)

Hi, I've been trying to transfer from Chrome to Firefox but have been experiencing a graphical error with primarily the toolbar in Google Docs. The places where icons should be denoting what each button does are empty - I do not have any extensions, plugins, or themes installed that would be causing this. I did install the Dark Reader extension to see if it would show icons when using it, which it did not. It actually is not exclusive to the toolbar, as drop-down menus that would normally have icons do not either. I tested in both Microsoft Edge and Chrome and this issue does not arise on either.

While Docs has been the primary issue, it persists across all Google Drive apps (Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and more). My version of Firefox is up to date and I am on an HP laptop running Windows 10. If anyone is able to help diagnose the issue at hand or direct me to another support thread where this issue has been resolved, it would be highly appreciated. Thank you so much!

Asked by Anya Elise 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox Bookmarks

I cleared cache, junk, and history from my computer, and now I have no bookmarks on Firefox, and when I bring up the restore option it give me several options but not boo… (read more)

I cleared cache, junk, and history from my computer, and now I have no bookmarks on Firefox, and when I bring up the restore option it give me several options but not bookmarks. Can someone please help me to restore them. Thanks

Asked by SPete 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago