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I just signed up for Firefox Monitor. Most of the accounts it says were breached are ones I recognize, and I have changed my passwords. However, it also says th

I just signed up for Firefox Monitor. Most of the accounts it says were breached are ones I recognize, and I have changed my passwords. However, it also says there were d… (read more)

I just signed up for Firefox Monitor. Most of the accounts it says were breached are ones I recognize, and I have changed my passwords. However, it also says there were data breaches affecting two sites I do not have an account with at all (Whitepages and Verifications.io). What do I do about those, since I haven't got an account (I don't even know what Verifications.io is), so I don't have a password to change.

Asked by Mazzy 2 years ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 years ago

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Why does the password manager prompt on submit instead of on, and only on, successful response?

I am comparing different browser-based password manager implementations. I noticed that Firefox prompts to remember credentials when a form is submitted, but some other b… (read more)

I am comparing different browser-based password manager implementations.

I noticed that Firefox prompts to remember credentials when a form is submitted, but some other browsers, e.g., Google Chrome, wait until the server responds with a success status before prompting (and, if the server responds with an error status, then the browser does not prompt to remember the credentials).

I assume there are pros/cons to these different approaches, and I would like to better understand the trade-offs.

Right now, all I see is that it is possible—even likely—for a user to tell Firefox to remember an incorrect/invalid password—which seems like a downside to Firefox's approach.

Asked by adamhutton 1 year ago

Answered by jayelbe 1 year ago

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No history or bookmarks and no passwords.

After restarting my MacBook Pro v. 72.0.1 (64-bit) I discovered there was no history or bookmarks and no passwords. No error message on any of these. No new history is … (read more)

After restarting my MacBook Pro v. 72.0.1 (64-bit) I discovered there was no history or bookmarks and no passwords. No error message on any of these. No new history is being saved. Is there a way to restore all of the missing data?

Asked by pmoore 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Heard about "Some pages or page elements fail to load after updating to Firefox 70" but I'm still having the problem on 72.0.2

I'm up to date, using 72.0.2, but the problems described with the article I mentioned are still happening to me. (Tried the workaround fix but it was already set the way … (read more)

I'm up to date, using 72.0.2, but the problems described with the article I mentioned are still happening to me. (Tried the workaround fix but it was already set the way I was told to set it, and anyway I'm not on Firefox 70.) Namely and with a specific example, Facebook's top bar loads but I don't get my feed, can't look at my notifications, etc etc. But several other sites have other functionality screwey. I was just ignoring it for a while, because like Facebook is not vital to my life, but now my college's Moodle site isn't working and I can't submit my assignments properly, so I'm going to have to switch browsers if I can't figure out what's wrong. Anybody else still having problems? Anybody have a solution? Thanks guys.

Asked by spacekidariel 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Potential security risk message incorrect

From my public IP of 104.158.49.18 FF ses the web site https://www.publicmobile.ca/ as a potential security risk. FF is reporting this incorrectly as other web browsers s… (read more)

From my public IP of 104.158.49.18 FF ses the web site https://www.publicmobile.ca/ as a potential security risk. FF is reporting this incorrectly as other web browsers show this site as valid. I have included the certificate values.

what is the reason for the error meesage? Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust www.publicmobile.ca because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Asked by Mace2 2 years ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Bookmark is restoring after I delete it

I'm cleaning out a bookmark folder and I've noticed that when I deleted a folder or bookmark, it'd come right back as soon as I delete it. I'm using the sync feature so n… (read more)

I'm cleaning out a bookmark folder and I've noticed that when I deleted a folder or bookmark, it'd come right back as soon as I delete it. I'm using the sync feature so not sure if it's just being over aggressive.

Asked by Ed Lomonaco 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Default Search Engine Reverts Back to Google

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts… (read more)

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts back to Google. I've tried this a few times but it always goes back. I've looked for a cookie that might be being deleted, but there are none on my machine (that I can see).

I'm running Firefox 72.0.2 on a Mac with Catalina 10.15.2 and also have Firefox apps on an iPhone and iPad.

Can anyone shed any light? Thanks in advance

Asked by stuart22 1 year ago

Answered by stuart22 1 year ago

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Why are my bookmarks frozen?

I haven't been able to delete or add to my bookmarks in years! Despite upgrading my MacBook to the latest ios and updating Firefox to the latest version. I've lived with … (read more)

I haven't been able to delete or add to my bookmarks in years! Despite upgrading my MacBook to the latest ios and updating Firefox to the latest version. I've lived with it until now and just haven't used bookmarks in ages, but I want to start using them again. I can't change any bookmarks, in the menu or the toolbar. None of the bookmark buttons or shortcuts work. How can I fix this?

Asked by happycat79 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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need to get rid of search marquis

I had this problem with Safari & Chrome but I was able to fix it. I cannot get rid of "search manager." I have looked into all the items listed that I can find but ev… (read more)

I had this problem with Safari & Chrome but I was able to fix it. I cannot get rid of "search manager." I have looked into all the items listed that I can find but every time I sign onto Firefox, I'm directed to search manager. I just open a new tab. It is NOT listed as one of the search engines. How can I get rid of it? My home page is a blank page.

Asked by sstrad53 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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need DRM update

cannot watch Netflix, message states firefox is installing components, check later. By add-ons is states Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will … (read more)

cannot watch Netflix, message states firefox is installing components, check later. By add-ons is states Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly, yet I am waiting. what can i do?

Asked by teutonictitan1009 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Why does Firfox speed test show about half the speed of Brave on DSLReports Speed Test?

This is just a question. I have disabled the extension on Firefox, got the latest version. I have heard it's the fastest browser. I don't really care about speed, except … (read more)

This is just a question. I have disabled the extension on Firefox, got the latest version. I have heard it's the fastest browser. I don't really care about speed, except to detect network problems on my fiber connection. I have been showing 930Mb/sec speeds for years. When I tried Firefox by curiosity, it shows 480. I am curious why that might be?

Asked by paris_slim 2 years ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 years ago

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Is there a way to search pages for multiple terms? Word A or Word B or Word G or...

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search. If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to se… (read more)

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search.

If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to search multiple pages, it's a lot of extra typing.

If other people have asked this same question since 57, well, support.mozilla.org does not have a working search function. Apparently Findbar Tweaks provided this function up through 56. But searching "Findbar" in addons.mozilla.org yields every other kind of bar, but nothing involving the findbar, because, well, addons.mozilla.org does not have a working search function, because it stems and defaults to OR searches.

Multi-Keywords Highlighter can highlight these results, but can't help me navigate to each one.

Willing to consider another browser, but must be able to block flashing, block animation, and block blinking cursors, due to neuro issues.

Asked by MarjaE 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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For the past week, Ghostery is grey and not active. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but nothing happens. Please offer suggestion to get Ghostery active.

Since Ghostery isn't active, many sites are very choppy, my computer has slowed down and now takes forever, pages are not stable and go back to early pages. I really wan… (read more)

Since Ghostery isn't active, many sites are very choppy, my computer has slowed down and now takes forever, pages are not stable and go back to early pages. I really want Ghostery available. I would appreciate recommendations for making Ghostery active. Thank you.

Asked by cmacc 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Why does New York Times open in Facebook Container?

When I load the New York Times website, it opens automatically in the Facebook container. I have cleared all history and restarted the browser and then opened only the Ne… (read more)

When I load the New York Times website, it opens automatically in the Facebook container. I have cleared all history and restarted the browser and then opened only the New York Times -- no other tabs/sites -- and it still opens in Facebook Container. Does anyone know why that happens and/or how to stop it from happening? The whole point of Facebook Container is to isolate it from everything else you're doing so it can't track all your other business. What you're reading in the NYT is a lot of business for Facebook to be tracking...

Asked by jumblemails 1 year ago

Answered by jumblemails 1 year ago

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Firefox won't install (MacOS 10.15.2 Catalina)

Firefox initially popped open a window stating that I already had another copy open and so wouldn't open. After some investigating, I found a fix and followed the steps … (read more)

Firefox initially popped open a window stating that I already had another copy open and so wouldn't open. After some investigating, I found a fix and followed the steps to delete profiles - possibly the cause of the errors. (I had applied this solution once months ago and it had worked then.) Subsequent to this attempt, I was unable to open Firefox - even with the creation of new profile(s). Given the situation, I deleted Firefox entirely by dragging into Trash and emptying the trash and re-logging in. Downloaded a clean new install from the Mozilla website. Although the DMG file downloaded fine, when I attempt to copy app to Applications folder, the system hangs. So now there is no way to re-install Firefox?!

This link /post seems to reflect my condition: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1240427 However at the given location on my computer, I only had a FB video plugin - even after i deleted that, there is no change, i.e. remain unable to implement a fresh new install of Firefox.

Suggestions? Thanks! RT12

p.s. Using a different computer to post this. When I get a chance, I'll go back to the one with this issue and see if I can post the "troubleshooting information".

Asked by RT12 1 year ago

Answered by RT12 1 year ago

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firefox not recognized if I re-start my mac OS Catalina

Ever since I updated my Mac OS to Catalina, and updated Firefox to 70, any time I re-start my computer, Firefox does not recognize previous sessions and I have to open my… (read more)

Ever since I updated my Mac OS to Catalina, and updated Firefox to 70, any time I re-start my computer, Firefox does not recognize previous sessions and I have to open my tabs - including pinned tabs - over again. Then I get messages on my other devices saying Firefox has been opened on a new device. It doesn't recognize that I've been running Firefox before.

Asked by dianneblackburn2001 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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"Restore previous session" setting being ignored

In my preferences I have "Restore previous session" checkbox checked and "Warn you when quitting the browser" unchecked. However I get a warning when I quit the browser w… (read more)

In my preferences I have "Restore previous session" checkbox checked and "Warn you when quitting the browser" unchecked. However I get a warning when I quit the browser with multiple tabs open, and my old tabs don't reopen when reopening Firefox.

I think this has started happening since updating to Catalina. Any ideas what might be going wrong?

Asked by mfishe 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't navigate through page via TAB key

When I press TAB the elements of focus are only Firefox navigation elements and input fields on the page. I've recorded a video with full cycle of tabing throug all eleme… (read more)

When I press TAB the elements of focus are only Firefox navigation elements and input fields on the page. I've recorded a video with full cycle of tabing throug all elements.

https://send.firefox.com/download/3a273b209cbfb844/#cNn--aTePTb7lTWLCkdt8w

Asked by woodrunsdeep 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago