Firefox asks for Primary Password on daily basis.

I am using Firefox since several years with a PrimaryPassword for saved passwords. With Windows 10 it is used since a year or so. I regularily kept Firefox open for seve… (read more)

I am using Firefox since several years with a PrimaryPassword for saved passwords. With Windows 10 it is used since a year or so. I regularily kept Firefox open for several days, but had no issue with it. But since some weeks firefox is asking for the Primary Password every day. This is quite anoying. After entering the password again, it continues to work, but will ask for the password on the next day again. Another post talks about a possible issue with some specific virus scanners, but I am just using Microsoft Defender Antivirus, which ships with Windows 10. I did not add any Add-on recently, so I suppose an issue with one of the latest Firefox updates (current version is 90.0.2 64-bit on Windows 10). Thanks for any tips.

Asked by wolfgang.kempinski 1 week ago

Last reply by Marsh 5 days ago

Changes in Firefox 89: I hate the new themes—where do I provide feedback?

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes … (read more)

I'd guess there's already a discussion regarding this, but I don't know where. Getting rid of the borders when there are multiple tabs open and turning things gray makes for a far worse browsing experience for me. Why would one string of undifferentiated text in a long line of tabs make things any easier? It does not.

I've found a helpful site that allows turning off the new theme, but a commenter advises that that option too will soon be disabled: https://www.askvg.com/tip-restore-old-classic-theme-and-ui-in-firefox-89-and-later-versions/

Is there an add-on that keeps the "classic" theme? I've googled how to provide feedback. One of those links is dead. What's the best way to make my thoughts known?

People love tech, but the older I get the more I see how it demonstrates a lack of ownership, that nothing is really yours on your devices, that what you're comfortable with is only one weekly update away.

Asked by 777bb 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Firefox password Manager

I use & want to continue using Firefox Password Manager but, since updating to Version 90.0.2 (64Bit), The "Please enter your primary password" window keeps opening a… (read more)

I use & want to continue using Firefox Password Manager but, since updating to Version 90.0.2 (64Bit), The "Please enter your primary password" window keeps opening about every 15 minutes (I have not timed it). I have already entered my primary password & used the auto login with several webpages. Then the login window will popup & I will have to re-enter the password before I can use the features. I am running Windows 10, with the latest updates installed.

Asked by antrim-enterprises 6 days ago

Last reply by Old Jim 5 days ago

Slov internet speed and websites does not open with Firefox on Windows 10.

Since a couple of weeks my Firefox browser for Windows 10 64bit has issues. Last update 90.0.2 did not work either,and the issues is still there. Internet is extremly slo… (read more)

Since a couple of weeks my Firefox browser for Windows 10 64bit has issues. Last update 90.0.2 did not work either,and the issues is still there. Internet is extremly slow,some sites will not open and i cant logg in to Facebook. This site opens every other time. The internet connection is stable.

Asked by clarnetist 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Firefox doesn't open my website

Recently I figured up that Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) doesn't open my website (https://e-expo.online/) It's very strange, because Google Chrome, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi and Sa… (read more)

Recently I figured up that Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) doesn't open my website (https://e-expo.online/) It's very strange, because Google Chrome, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi and Safari opens it perfectly.

But every time I try to reach my site Firefox shows me this: " Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to e-expo.online. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. " I didn't find any advice at the Internet of how to solve it. Can you help me?

Asked by Volodymyr 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 23 hours ago

Firefox not opening

Hello, This morning I tried opening FireFox and it would fail to open. Tried everything said on the "Firefox won't start" on the find solutions page and many youtube vid… (read more)

Hello,

This morning I tried opening FireFox and it would fail to open. Tried everything said on the "Firefox won't start" on the find solutions page and many youtube videos using command prompt inputs. I cannot open in safe mode and neither can I make a new profile using -ProfileManager (won't open) what happens is Firefox appears to open for just a split second some sort of error message but its impossible to see what it is. Also tried disabling security programs have ran many scans on my computer for spyware, viruses, etc but nothing. Could this possibly have occurred because I left a couple tabs open overnight??? Also to add it is not running in task manager when I try to open it. If anybody else has a fix or the same issue please let me know. Thank you.

Asked by dilanjbaker 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Restore previous session options NOT showing for me

When I restarted Firefox after a freeze, I did NOT get the familiar message that lets me choose to restore all windows. When opened, Firefox showed only ONE window (the o… (read more)

When I restarted Firefox after a freeze, I did NOT get the familiar message that lets me choose to restore all windows. When opened, Firefox showed only ONE window (the one I was working in when it froze up). The Firefox menu (upper right corner) does NOT display a Restore Previous Session option. It's as if all the windows open in my last session never existed. Is there any way I can still reopen them now?

Asked by pollydell 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

How to disable the update dialog?

So I've disabled Firefox updates because of the personal preferences. It keeps nagging me every day with the modal to update. How do I disable this annoying useless fea… (read more)

So I've disabled Firefox updates because of the personal preferences. It keeps nagging me every day with the modal to update. How do I disable this annoying useless feature?

Firefox 85.0 on mac os.

I've tried searching "about:config" for all preferences that contain "update" and look like timers and changed the timestamps to something in the far future. Still no dice, the update dialog keeps appearing every day like clockwork.

Asked by Alex 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Using Microsoft Sharepoint with Firefox - doesn't allow file drag-and-drop

My company lets employees use whatever browser they want. I always use Firefox. My company uses Sharepoint for all internal files. I frequently need to save e-mail attach… (read more)

My company lets employees use whatever browser they want. I always use Firefox. My company uses Sharepoint for all internal files. I frequently need to save e-mail attachments from the Outlook e-mail (app version, not browser version) into Sharepoint in a browser tab. Firefox will let me drag-and-drop files from my desktop into Sharepoint in a browser tab, but it will NOT let me drag-and-drop files directly from an Outlook email attachment into Sharepoint in a browser tab. I tested this in Chrome, and Chrome allowed it. This sounds like a minor thing, but dropping to my desktop first then into the browser is an annoying step that adds up to valuable minutes over the course of a work day. Is there a setting or anything I can change to get Firefox to allow the drag-and-drop directly from an Outlook e-mail? I'd very much like to not have to use Chrome for this functionality.

Asked by egyles 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Black Lines all over the place!

I have suddenly got thick black lines round all text boxes, and the toolbar at the top. I can hardly see facebook for them. Would this be an update causing this? And how … (read more)

I have suddenly got thick black lines round all text boxes, and the toolbar at the top. I can hardly see facebook for them. Would this be an update causing this? And how can I get rid?

Asked by sherbetstraws 5 months ago

Last reply by user3585702 5 months ago

Printing

Every time I try to print any document in Firefox, it prints on 1/4 of the page in tiny font. I have to switch to chrome for a normal print. Cannot find an answer anywher… (read more)

Every time I try to print any document in Firefox, it prints on 1/4 of the page in tiny font. I have to switch to chrome for a normal print. Cannot find an answer anywhere.

Asked by r.m.asaban 4 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 4 months ago

Pop-up windows exceptions not working in private mode (Firefox 87.0)

Hi, After an update on Firefox 87.0 the pop-up exceptions defined are not working in private mode. A yellow bar appears that tells me that prevent the popups. If I choos… (read more)

Hi,

After an update on Firefox 87.0 the pop-up exceptions defined are not working in private mode. A yellow bar appears that tells me that prevent the popups. If I choose to allow the popups with the button on the left of url then the url is added on exceptions/allowed window with a ^privateBrowsingId=1 marked in the url. However this is not persisted on a next run of firefox on private mode.

If someone have setup exceptions is there for a reason and should not be broken in private mode. I also cannot add ^privateBrowsingId=1 on my own in the url on the exceptions, as it appeared as %5 in exceptions and it does not work to allow pop-up.

Thanks

Asked by JenniferRhodes1 4 months ago

Last reply by VVG 3 months ago

who decides these terrible ideas to change the basic way FF works?

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - al… (read more)

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - almost daily. No option to block update notifications. Never know if it's something trivial, an important security fix, or a major interface change. The 'what's new' page is always incomplete. 2nd - FF downloads software surreptiously through the sneaky "normandy" back door and inserts feature changes irregardlessly. Doesn't matter if you explicitly selected NO to enrolling in studies. Users can't get a straight answer on how to disable Normandy. Named after the Allied stealth invasion of Europe, it does the same thing to our computers. 3rd- FF caters to fringe techie desires with an onslaught of unwanted or unsuable additions that bloats the software, uses up CPU, or inserts intrusive attention-seeking diversions. I am forced to spend too much time after each update to investigate how to shut off unwanted surprises as well as unannounced alterations to my option settings. For example, if I press the mute button on my keyboard a very large media window pops up and takes over a sizeable chunk of my computer screen. It cannot be resized. It has no close button. Took hours to find out how to disable this. 4th-FF developers seem to expect users to have the newest computer equipment, huge display screens, and lot's of extra memory. If not, too bad. 5th - the recent puzzling, arrogant changes to the basic print function is evidence of that mindset. FF developers say they aren't going to let users revert to the normal "classic" small foot-print pulldown menu on the left side of the screen to preview, set up headers, etc. Too bad if the open window is too narrow to view this new intrusive, real estate consuming right hand display. Too bad that you can no longer simply seamlessly interact and accomplish the task. Too bad that the FF developers think they know better than you that you should change the way you work. 6th Reader view is an obscure feature. I do not want to be forced to use it. I do my best to strip out or ignore the overwhelming number of pictographs competing for my attention, 7th - I can no longer see URLs in the address bar. You've truncated them. I am forced to cut and paste them into a text editor to see them in their entirety. 8th - Firefox hangs video streaming sites like peacocktv.com. Windows Taskmanager shows that FF forces CPU and hard drive usage to 100%. 9th -There is no mechanism to escape, break, or interrupt FF's failed video stream. How sad that Microsoft's obnoxious Edge browser is better at video streaming. It uses far less system resources on the same video streaming site. AND doesn't hang the OS. It's likely FF's new unwanted capability to launch multiple picture in pictures - which I don't use - hogs resources. 10th- How about beta testing using 'normal' non-super techie /gamer users? 11th -FF disabled user Feedback. I stopped updating Firefox. Not trustworthy.

Asked by plew29881 4 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 months ago

Update on/about 21 April 2021 broke WidevineCDM for many users, breaking Netflix/Spotify/etc. (thread of threads)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started… (read more)

Each of the threads below is someone reporting the same problem (which I also have), with the same timing. Suddenly on 21 April 2021 all (?) major streaming sites started to give "The WidevineCDM plugin has crashed" message and ceased to work .

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333289 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333332 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333503 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333613 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333506 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333571

No suggested fix works. Reinstalling does not help, toggling DRM application does not help. It was obviously the update (at least for users on 78.10.0esr with OS X 10.9.5) that did it. Is there some way to get this registered as a bug?

Asked by pauls.filter 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

May need to install the required video codecs

# My problem When i go to some site with video (for example https://www.openproject.org/ ) i have the following message : "To play video, you may need to install the requ… (read more)

# My problem

When i go to some site with video (for example https://www.openproject.org/ ) i have the following message : "To play video, you may need to install the required video codecs".

# Spec

I run Firefox Beta in Fedora, it's installed in /opt/ folder. I have the "normal" version of firefox too and the video works well.

# Some other infos

The video seem to be a mp4 video and i have the following package installed in my fedora GStreamer Multimedia Codecs (Multimedia plauback for APE, AVI, DV, FLAC, FLX, Flash, MKV, MP4, Speex, VP8, VP9 and WAV).

Asked by bouteiller.alan 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Update caused changed colors

Just updated to latest Version 89.0. Rebooting the PC all of Firefox's colors changed to terrible washed out colors. Reading other inquiries I tried running the extensi… (read more)

Just updated to latest Version 89.0. Rebooting the PC all of Firefox's colors changed to terrible washed out colors. Reading other inquiries I tried running the extension "Firefox Colors" but it didn't help. How do I reset to original default colors? Sincerely, DDBob.

Asked by ddbob 2 months ago

Last reply by sharonfromvt 1 month ago