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Undoing "don't allow [website] to prompt me"

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't al… (read more)

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't allow [this website] to prompt me again" (that's as best I can remember). I checked the box thinking it would just allow the action to happen without the confirmation window, but instead, the site just won't take that action anymore. How can I undo this setting? Thank you!

Asked by abby.phelps 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Blocked downloads in Firefox 93

Since updating to Firefox 93.0, I notice that downloads from certain sites are being blocked, because they are using a basic HTTP connection, requiring me to explicitly a… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 93.0, I notice that downloads from certain sites are being blocked, because they are using a basic HTTP connection, requiring me to explicitly allow each download. I understand that this is a new "feature," as explained here: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/10/05/firefox-93-protects-against-insecure-downloads/, however, I in no way desire this behavior. It is an asinine nuisance, and if I cannot disable it, I will have no choice but to revert to an early version of Firefox. My question, then is this: is it possible to disable this check, and simply allow all downloads? If so, how can I do that?

Asked by ljbetche 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago

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FF 93+ refuses to download M3U files from HTTP sources - How can I have it accept by default?

Many web pages provide hyperlinks to their audio streams using M3U or M3U8 files. These hyperlinks are served via HTTP because popular media players, like Windows Media P… (read more)

Many web pages provide hyperlinks to their audio streams using M3U or M3U8 files.

These hyperlinks are served via HTTP because popular media players, like Windows Media Player or WinAmp, don't support HTTPS.

Currently, Firefox refuses to download files via HTTP (see image attached).

I always need to manually unlock those files in order to listen to audio streams. This is rather cumbersome.

Is there a setting available unlocking downloads from HTTP sources?

Asked by Alman 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Google Workspace is encroaching n my person systems, inclfueing

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this probl… (read more)

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this problem?/ Please help me.

Asked by adagaygriffin 4 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 days ago

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how do i get rid of the black popup box that says password required Mozilla firefox please enter the primary paswor

When i go to a website that requires a password I get a black box that pops up In the box it says Password Required - Moizilla Firefox Please enter the primary password. … (read more)

When i go to a website that requires a password I get a black box that pops up In the box it says Password Required - Moizilla Firefox Please enter the primary password.

How can i make that go away.

Asked by phillipesides 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Incorrect Timestamps in Gmail When Using Firefox

For several months I have noticed that the timestamps on my Gmail emails are 5 hours ahead of my actual time, when I use Firefox to check Gmail. These incorrect timestamp… (read more)

For several months I have noticed that the timestamps on my Gmail emails are 5 hours ahead of my actual time, when I use Firefox to check Gmail. These incorrect timestamps do not occur when checking Gmail, using Chrome and other browsers; so it appears to be something occurring only with Firefox.

I communicated with Gmail support staff; and they think it may be due to Firefox's anti-fingerprinting configuration settings that sandboxes the session to the point where the browser has no idea which timezone you are in. The timezone then gets sets to UTC time for everyone, rather than the timezone set on the individual computer.

The only option to get back the correct timestamp in Gmail, using Firefox, is to disable the the anti-fingerprinting value in about:config. However, this then disables other anti-fingerprinting privacy protections.

Is it possible for Mozilla to add an option to leave the timezone out of your anti-fingerprinting configuration settings, as that information is not really giving much privacy info away about anyone?

Please advise, and also let me know if there is a work-around to get my correct timestamp back in Gmail, without disabling anti-fingerprinting in about:config

Thank you for your attention to this matter and any assistance you can provide.

Asked by lmruffolo 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Trust Manager con't

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.) The problem… (read more)

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.)


The problem is I'm having trouble accessing protected files from my employer.

A grey message box comes up when I try to do so that reads as follows:

"Currently in safe reading mode. This document cannot connect to:

https://learninghub.phsa.ca/courses/20165/react-adult-protection-curriculum-models-1-overview-of-legislation-and-documentation

If you want to enable this function, please check the Trust Manager preferences to disable safe reading."

When I go to 'Preferences' and click on Trust Manager, I'm still not able to access the protected files.

PS I was unable to take a screen shot of this grey box.

Asked by gloriathiessen 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

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How do I export "saved logons"?

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while … (read more)

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while that synchronizes Bookmarks (& whatever else), evidently NOT "Saved Logons". So, isn't there some way to EXPORT all of them to a file, to then IMPORT them to my other PC? Incidentally, within Saved Logons, there is a button named IMPORT, but it's used is only for importing from 3 other designated browsers, and apparently on the self-same PC. Searching Firefox Support was a waste of time ... their 'results' are just wide nets of hundreds of irrelevant things, no matter how precise I attempt each search. Bad support job on self-help, Mozilla.

Asked by SFriedli 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox does not recognise a change in vpn status

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect … (read more)

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect to sites that track the IP to tell if you are from the UK or not.

As an aside Troubleshooting Information: Automatically Add fails

Asked by mjward 2 years ago

Answered by mjward 2 years ago

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How can I tell if Firefox has disabled DNS over HTTPS even if I have enabled it?

Hello, I've recently read that Firefox can disable DNS over HTTPS even if I've set it be on. How can I tell if Firefox is using DNS over HTTPS? I can't see anything obvio… (read more)

Hello, I've recently read that Firefox can disable DNS over HTTPS even if I've set it be on. How can I tell if Firefox is using DNS over HTTPS? I can't see anything obvious in any of the About pages. I'm using the Portable Apps version of Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by madbilly 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Firefox says that it is being managed by an organization, but this is my own computer, and when I click to see active policies there is nothing there.

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization.… (read more)

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization. But it has no mention of any settings being restricted, and when I clicked the notification to check the policy the page was entirely empty. I also checked the Firefox program folder and there wasn't any sign of an Autoconfic file that I could notice. One user mentioned on Reddit that this issue is often caused by antivirus companies forcefully inserting their own SSL certs to intercept your encrypted traffic, he then suggested turning off "web scanning" but my antivirus (which I only use Malwarebytes and Windows Defender) already had them disabled. After doing some research on my own I found out that the antivirus Avast used to cause this issue, and I had uninstalled Avast a while back, so I figured that the reason that the policy wasn't there was because Avast was uninstalled, but, I never saw this notification before today. So if anybody can help me pinpoint what this is and how remove it would be much appreciated. But all I really want to know if is this is something that I should be worried about or is it simply a bug. Also one other question is why the top sites and search bar is really close to the address bar after the latest update. Is this just a design change? Or is this something I need to be concerned about? Because I didn't notice this on Firefox on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Corn 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Just got the latest FF update and Adaware Secure Search showed up in my addons. There's no option to remove it.

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit) Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one. FF worked fine … (read more)

Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418 FF 70.0 (64 bit)

Let me preface this with saying I worked in IT for a long time. I'm stumped on this one.

FF worked fine on 10/22/19. Tried opening FF on 10/23/19 and it kept crashing. I started the task of finding out why.

Opened in Safe Mode and saw the latest FF update. Also discovered a new addon that I did not install: Adaware Secure Search. It wasn't there the last time I reviewed addons (which I do frequently, trying to find the best addon's for my usage) and I hadn't installed anything new recently. Disabled Adaware and FF started opening properly.

I don't want Adaware Secure Search however there is no Remove option in the dropdown. So, I started hunting online to try and remove it.

It is not in the Control Panel. It is not in the registry - I searched in every folder. Ran MalwareBytes and other tools - they don't see Adaware Secure Search anywhere. I followed the instructions that required the use of Troubleshooting and found Adaware is also not in my FF profile (that I can tell - the .xpi files are difficult to figure out since the majority are in number value). Tried refreshing FF and it showed up again. Un/re-installed FF and there it is again!...but this time i had the "joy" of having to redo my tabs, etc. It isn't on my other browsers either, just FF.

How do I get this removed? I don't want it to somehow become enabled in my system.

Asked by cadwellm 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why is Firefox 70.0 is ignoring my HOSTS file while other browsers work properly?

I'm using an extensive HOSTS file to block content, etc., from websites, which is a pretty common use of HOSTS. However, Firefox 70.0 is ignoring the HOSTS file and load… (read more)

I'm using an extensive HOSTS file to block content, etc., from websites, which is a pretty common use of HOSTS. However, Firefox 70.0 is ignoring the HOSTS file and loads sites that are explicitly named as 0.0.0.0 addresses. Other browsers, such as Chromium, work as expected and return a "not found" message. Is this a bug in Firefox or is there some setting, such as under about:config, that needs to be set properly? Thanks for any help/suggestions.

Asked by Paul 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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After FF 70 update, auto login doesn't work. Some sites after manual login don't log me in.

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to me… (read more)

Win7, FF 70.0 64 bit. YouTube, Amazon, eBay, etc., don't auto login. Most have me login manually and work ok afterwards. Some after I manually login, don't transfer to member's area and request login again or see me as a guest. Some, Amazon, eBay, etc. send me a one time password. Email (aol.com) and my credit union auto logins are the only ones that works normally. I've worked thru all the related fixes I can find, but none has worked. Usually save history, tried custom history.

Asked by johndapper 2 years ago

Answered by johndapper 2 years ago

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Username and password saftey for my blog

Hi, I don't want to remeber all my passwords so i use to save them in mozilla user account.Can I save username and passwords for my blog https://electricsmokerreviews.net… (read more)

Hi,

I don't want to remeber all my passwords so i use to save them in mozilla user account.Can I save username and passwords for my blog https://electricsmokerreviews.net/ in Mozilla account? Is it safe enough from hackers?

Kind regards, Husnain Abbas

Asked by Husnain.uos 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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When I download Firefox it is redirecting to an unsecured website download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net is this site safe?

Hello, Each time I try to download the new version of Firefox (70.0.1) it is redirecting to download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net however the link displayed from the right… (read more)

Hello, Each time I try to download the new version of Firefox (70.0.1) it is redirecting to download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net however the link displayed from the right click of the mouse is https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest-ssl&os=osx&lang=en-US

I am also trying to find out the file size of the dmg (mine says 72.5Mb) and the Firefox app which seems to be very bloaty in excess of 203.9 Mb

When I drag the Firefox folder to the Applications folder.

However I have gatekeeper set to Allow Apps downloaded from the App Store. YET Firefox opens without having to go into gatekeeper and make changes.

eg. "Open anyway" or "App Store and Identified developers"

Can someone confirm the following i) Current version of Firefox for Max OS X ii) The current size of the dmg iii) The size of the app iv) whether download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net is a a valid Mozilla.org affiliated website

Asked by deccles26 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I get an error: "Blocked by Content Security Policy" when I open any e-mail. It say further "Firefox prevented this page from loading"

It started yesterday. When I open my XFINITY email service and try to read any e-mail, the whole body of the e-mail is "Blocked by Content Security Policy." And it says f… (read more)

It started yesterday. When I open my XFINITY email service and try to read any e-mail, the whole body of the e-mail is "Blocked by Content Security Policy." And it says further that "Firefox prevent this page from loading." It looks like it is a problem from the Firefox browser. Your help would be appreciated.

Asked by frankdobner 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Don't know where to ask this, firefox account deleted?

Why can't I log into my old firefox account from 2013? My account was considered a "Theme Artist" and I only ever uploaded one theme. But it says the email doesn't exist … (read more)

Why can't I log into my old firefox account from 2013? My account was considered a "Theme Artist" and I only ever uploaded one theme. But it says the email doesn't exist when I try to recover the password through the email. Yes it is 100% the correct email, I've only EVER had two emails, I'm certain it was this one and I even have old emails from mozilla themselves talking about my account. As you can see in the screenshot though it says it's from "nobody@mozilla", but it definitely wasn't a phishing email so a lot internally has probably changed within mozilla since 2015. But, how do I talk to an actual developer to recover my account as obviously you guys wouldn't be able to help with this. I know it was a long time ago and a lot has probably changed internally with mozilla but I would like access to my account back.

Oh, and yes my artwork Theme is still uploaded to the addons website: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/7768082/

Hope someone can help.

Asked by dkf157 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Protect saved passwords through device security

Although I love Mozilla and I am using it for decades now, I find it very frustrating the lack of password protection security. I cannot understand why Mozilla, the brow… (read more)

Although I love Mozilla and I am using it for decades now, I find it very frustrating the lack of password protection security. I cannot understand why Mozilla, the browser that aims to be the most secure for its users, cannot have a system similar to Chrome that requires user login before revealing stored passwords.

Whoever gets access on my computer can easily get all saved passwords - which might include banks/IRS/email, etc. It is even worse on the phone app.

This can be a major reason to stop using Mozilla Thank you

Asked by Aris 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago