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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 2 years ago

Answered by jayelbe 1 year ago

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Settings changed every restart

The "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" setting is cleared every time I restart FF. This needs to be the first item to change when I start FF. Any ideas abo… (read more)

The "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" setting is cleared every time I restart FF. This needs to be the first item to change when I start FF. Any ideas about how to make this 'sticky'?

Asked by Jhazel 1 year ago

Answered by Jhazel 1 year ago

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How set the default behavior when downloading .dmg files to just save them, not open them?

When I try to download a .dmg file the default is to is to open it with "DiskImageMounter". This is disastrously bad behavior and there seems to be no way to change this… (read more)

When I try to download a .dmg file the default is to is to open it with "DiskImageMounter". This is disastrously bad behavior and there seems to be no way to change this insane default.

Asked by Rumboogy 2 years ago

Answered by Rumboogy 1 year ago

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since logins and options are displayed in tabs, can addons having all tab data permission read them?

earlier logins used to be displayed as dialog/popup. but now, since logins and options are displayed in tabs called lockwise, can addons having all tab data permission re… (read more)

earlier logins used to be displayed as dialog/popup. but now, since logins and options are displayed in tabs called lockwise, can addons having all tab data permission read them?

Asked by Manish @aurira 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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how do I to disable FireFox's newest tool: Maps and Directions Online Promos

Very recently there is an annoying pop up (despite my settings for blocking pops up and virtually everything else) called Maps and Directions Online Promos. I have remov… (read more)

Very recently there is an annoying pop up (despite my settings for blocking pops up and virtually everything else) called Maps and Directions Online Promos. I have removed it from my toolbar and it is hidden, but it exists and performing. Can I delete this new tool, or at least stop it from functioning? I'm considering dropping FireFox as my browser which I have used for years because of this.

Asked by CJ 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Autocomplete is showing passwords from subdomains even when i am on the main domain

How can i fix this? Autocomplete should suggest saved passwords for the current url only. What is the point of auto suggest passwords saved from others subdomain. If you … (read more)

How can i fix this? Autocomplete should suggest saved passwords for the current url only. What is the point of auto suggest passwords saved from others subdomain. If you have multiple saved password this could be very annoying

I am currently using Firefox 72.0.1

Asked by applealextremo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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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How can I prevent users from choosing when to install updates and force them to always have auto updates enabled?

I am attempting to prevent all users in the business from preventing automatic updates. Is there any means of .cfg file, or policy that will grey-out the option for users… (read more)

I am attempting to prevent all users in the business from preventing automatic updates. Is there any means of .cfg file, or policy that will grey-out the option for users to "check for updates but choose when to install them. Thanks for any help!

Asked by jamejuan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Do tracking protection addons interfere with Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection?

I currently have Privacy Badger and Privacy Possum installed and activated in my desktop browser, but I also have Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection turned on and set… (read more)

I currently have Privacy Badger and Privacy Possum installed and activated in my desktop browser, but I also have Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection turned on and set to Strict as well. Some sites I go to, both Badger and Possum say that they are blocking trackers, yet the Firefox ETP Shield doesn't indicate that anything is being blocked at all. Is it possible that both Badger and Possum are interfering with Firefox ETP, keeping it from working by getting to the trackers first? If that is the case, is it a good idea to keep these addons or should I let ETP handle all the work with protecting me from trackers?

Asked by Evan Bremer 1 year ago

Answered by Matthew Thomas 1 year ago

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Firefox vs Asus on browser security

Logging onto Asus website at http://router.asus.com/Main_Login.asp to update / change info, Firefox indicates not secure. when i call Asus they claim it is. How do i fin… (read more)

Logging onto Asus website at http://router.asus.com/Main_Login.asp to update / change info, Firefox indicates not secure. when i call Asus they claim it is. How do i find out if my info is safe, and thank you. Mark

Asked by mhbaker 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Auto log out of Firefox Account when closing

I'm logged into Firefox with a Firefox Account and want to have to log into that account every time I open Firefox after closing it. When I say "Firefox Account", I mean … (read more)

I'm logged into Firefox with a Firefox Account and want to have to log into that account every time I open Firefox after closing it.

When I say "Firefox Account", I mean the one found under "Sync" in Firefox options, or the one managed from accounts.firefox.com.

In Firefox's history settings, I have "Use custom settings for history" checked and only "Clear history when Firefox closes" checked. I have checked "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed."

It seems very strange to me that Firefox would keep me logged into my Firefox Account with this setup.

Asked by firefox3810 2 years ago

Answered by Eve 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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suspicious IP address

For the last several days McAfee has blocked the following IP address 52.216.241.14 as being suspicious. When I Google searched this IP address FF lit up with a red warni… (read more)

For the last several days McAfee has blocked the following IP address 52.216.241.14 as being suspicious. When I Google searched this IP address FF lit up with a red warning message. What's up with this address? Also, is there a better forum to get more information about this address? Thanks

Asked by arejfour 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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cache being removed

Each time I turn off Firefox, all cookies, cache and browsing history are being cleared. I turned off all the "clear data when Firefox is being turned off" options in the… (read more)

Each time I turn off Firefox, all cookies, cache and browsing history are being cleared. I turned off all the "clear data when Firefox is being turned off" options in the setting but it did not solved the problem. Re-installing FF is not helping either. How can I solve this?

Asked by Wrubel 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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How to Delete Browsing History on a Regular Basis

I want to delete Firefox browsing history on a regular basis. For instance, I want to delete browsing history which is more than 3 months ago AUTOMATICALLY. Is there an o… (read more)

I want to delete Firefox browsing history on a regular basis. For instance, I want to delete browsing history which is more than 3 months ago AUTOMATICALLY. Is there an option to do this?

Asked by Ng Zi Le 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to get a password from firefox.

Hello, I have a problem that firefox saved my login details and does not ask for the password when logging in, but I do not see this data in the password manager, and I u… (read more)

Hello,

I have a problem that firefox saved my login details and does not ask for the password when logging in, but I do not see this data in the password manager, and I urgently need to read this password because I forgot it. Can I ask you for advice on this matter? How can I restore the display of saved passwords in my firefox?

Thank you for any tips and help.

Asked by Łukasz 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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