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Firefox Launching Before Antivirus at PC startup

Today my PC has launched Firefox 3 times on 3 occasions before I could tell my PC to launch McAfee. I shut off Firefox as soon as it would let me and proceeded to McAfee… (read more)

Today my PC has launched Firefox 3 times on 3 occasions before I could tell my PC to launch McAfee. I shut off Firefox as soon as it would let me and proceeded to McAfee alright. I never use my computer without the antivirus/firewall etc. running even if I am not on the web.

I checked Firefox settings but could find nothing specific to my issue. I have not made any changes to Firefox or any other software since the last Firefox upgrade. My PC runs Windows 10.

Is there a switch or toggle I can use to ensure my PC waits before loading Firefox? This phenomenon is new today. Thanks!

Asked by Russ2014 6 days ago

Local File Access

Dear Support Team, I tried enabling localfilelinks in firefox and found this thread https://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/1264779 which mentions creating a "user.js" … (read more)

Dear Support Team,

I tried enabling localfilelinks in firefox and found this thread https://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/1264779 which mentions creating a "user.js" file and adding this:

/ Create policy enabling http: or https: pages to link to file: user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "filelinks"); user_pref("capability.policy.filelinks.checkloaduri.enabled", "allAccess");

// Sites to which the policy applies (protocol://hostname protocol://hostname) user_pref("capability.policy.filelinks.sites", "http://example.com http://intranet");

then reloading firefox.

The fix worked and i was able to use local files in firefox. My Problem now is reverting localfileaccess to default (blocked).

i tried modifying the "user.js", deleting it, deleting and reinstalling firefox, cleaning the firefox install and creating a new profile. when i deleted user.js the enabled options vanished from "prefs.js" but local file access was still enabled. I also tried to edit the generated options in about:config but i cannot get it to revert to localfile access beeing locked and couldn't find any way to fix my problem.

Is there an easy way to relock this?

Asked by dbvsjosgrb.5hawr 2 months ago

Cookie-deletion and blocking fails for this site.

I'm using the current Firefox-ESR for Linux x86_64. Under Settings > Privacy and Security > Cookies and Site Data > Manage Exceptions, I blocked http:174.138.51… (read more)

I'm using the current Firefox-ESR for Linux x86_64. Under Settings > Privacy and Security > Cookies and Site Data > Manage Exceptions, I blocked http:174.138.51.92 and https:174.138.51.92 several weeks ago. But Manage Data shows 10 cookies last used 45 minutes ago, and Remove Selection for these cookies fails (incidentally retaining the "last used" value), even when repeated multiple times as fast as I can mouse the select, then Remove Selection, then Save Changes then Manage Data .

How can I delete these cookies and site data? And why does it fail for this site and this site only? And how can I block them permanently, short of black-holing that site in /etc/hosts?

Asked by cjcoats 2 months ago

History gets randomly deleted after updates

Randomly after certain updates, the browser history gets randomly erased. The cookies are not deleted, so my sign in information is retained across my usual website (no i… (read more)

Randomly after certain updates, the browser history gets randomly erased. The cookies are not deleted, so my sign in information is retained across my usual website (no issue here).

I wanted to report this as it happened twice around the past two weeks and it was inconvenient.

Asked by Seif Mosa'ad 2 months ago

Firefox won't let me select which camera to use, choosing one that's disabled under Windows settings

I have Canon EOS Utility installed in order to use a better camera when streaming. For some reason, when I'm using Google Meets, it will only let me use EOS Utility, igno… (read more)

I have Canon EOS Utility installed in order to use a better camera when streaming. For some reason, when I'm using Google Meets, it will only let me use EOS Utility, ignoring the option of using my laptop's webcam. I've tried revoking permission, but when it asks me for permission again it won't show me my laptop's camera, only EOS Uitlity. I've tried disabling EOS Utility under Windows settings, but it's still the only camera that appears.

Asked by jp.guarnieri 2 months ago

Saved passwords

Hi, I've been using Firefox on my laptop and my phones for years. I have a concern about my saved passwords in Firefox. If I need to lookup a password, I go settings, sa… (read more)

Hi,

I've been using Firefox on my laptop and my phones for years. I have a concern about my saved passwords in Firefox. If I need to lookup a password, I go settings, saved logins, put in my pin# and search and copy my password. Many times; however, when I get to the enter password on a website, Firefox comes up above my keypad and will let me just hit the down button to pick my credentials and automatically fills in my credentials without asking for my pin! It will also come up above keyboard to unlock Firefox? Please help me to clear this mess up. I want to have to put in a pin for my passwords. Anyone could get into my websites if my phone were taken, etc. I know I un-installed the app for passwords from Firefox when it was no longer available, sorry can't remember name of this app. I hope there is an easy way to make this happen. The only way I want to look for a password is with a pin #. It's a pain but I am OK with this.

Asked by Ingrid 2 months ago

Firefox saved password last used date says today, but I have not used those passwords today at all

Hello I recently reinstalled firefox . After I logged into my firefox account it synced everything. When I check my password manager it said my passwords for 2 site… (read more)

Hello

I recently reinstalled firefox . After I logged into my firefox account it synced everything.

When I check my password manager it said my passwords for 2 sites were last "used" today. It's after midnight now so it would have been in the last 1 - 2 hours.

One of the websites had a 2nd factor authentication and nothing came to my phone. I am just wondering if this was a password manager glitch or something to worry about. The place I synced is my family computer and no one else would log onto those sites since they are work sites. And again it's midnight the other computer is off too.

Asked by flints16 2 months ago

Can't use builtin webcam with Firefox

M2 MacBook Air running macOS Ventura. When I open a website which wants access to my camera I am asked if I want to allow this. I say "Allow", and the light next to the b… (read more)

M2 MacBook Air running macOS Ventura. When I open a website which wants access to my camera I am asked if I want to allow this. I say "Allow", and the light next to the builtin webcam turns green, but I see nothing in the camera sub-window on the webpage which was granted access. No error message, just no camera video is shown by the webpage. In the menu bar is a camera icon which I can click on and confirms I have "Allowed" camera access. Setting / Privacy / Permissions / Autoplay is set to Block Audio. I have verified the camera works with other apps (Photo Booth). How can I diagnose this?

Asked by axel45 2 months ago

Can extension upload/send my password to author? Which permission is needed for that?

Extension has permission "Access your data for sites in the abc.de domain". The documentation says that such extension can read "data you enter into those web pages, suc… (read more)

Extension has permission "Access your data for sites in the abc.de domain".

The documentation says that such extension can read "data you enter into those web pages, such as usernames and passwords"

Can extension send such data away (for example to its developer)? What kind of permission is needed for that? Can you quote exact name of such permission/s from linked article so i can lookup that?

Asked by #367259 2 months ago

Firefox warning page

I am currently experiencing a technical issue with the Firefox browser that is impacting our workflow. After accessing a specific URL, we encounter a problematic page tha… (read more)

I am currently experiencing a technical issue with the Firefox browser that is impacting our workflow. After accessing a specific URL, we encounter a problematic page that we're unable to bypass. This is reminiscent of a past issue that was resolved by modifying certain configurations in Firefox's about:config page. Unfortunately, the previous fix is not effective this time. I have attached the error page with this ticket.

The settings we've adjusted are as follows: - security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled = false - security.certerrors.permanentOverride = false - network.stricttransportsecurity.preloadlist = false - security.enterprise_roots.enabled = true

Can anyone tell how I can bypass this page?

Asked by sarthak.bakshi 2 months ago

Are my current Security Certificates safe and secure?

Greetings. I recently upgraded to Windows 11 and started using Firefox again. In order to be more secure and private I am reviewing all of my settings everywhere. I am c… (read more)

Greetings. I recently upgraded to Windows 11 and started using Firefox again. In order to be more secure and private I am reviewing all of my settings everywhere. I am concerned that the security certificates that are currently in my Firefox are safe, secure and current. I know the internet is worldwide and bad actors can from any country but when I see them from certain countries that does concern me. Is there a way to verify the certificates are good? Is there an harm in deleting certificates? Is there any suggestions of what countries, websites to stay away from concerning certificates? If the validity is expired should I delete it? I do not like to make assumptions. I try to make informed decisions. Thank you, bkh8611@gmail.com

Asked by B “Huesos” 2 months ago

how to visit unsecured websites

I want to visit a unsecured web site (camping site). I notice these mom and pop websites are unsecured. How do I visit it. I'm a big boy and dint like to be told where … (read more)

I want to visit a unsecured web site (camping site). I notice these mom and pop websites are unsecured. How do I visit it. I'm a big boy and dint like to be told where i can visit. However, I don't mind a warning.

Ticked off John Hambrick

Asked by jhambrick 2 months ago

Cookies on Start/Home page

Hi, I noticed that the shortlinks/websites on my startpage (the House icon) are placing cookies as soon as I start Firefox. Not all of them and also in a random manor. T… (read more)

Hi,

I noticed that the shortlinks/websites on my startpage (the House icon) are placing cookies as soon as I start Firefox. Not all of them and also in a random manor. This does not happen in Private Navigation, which i almost never use.

For me this is rather strange, I do not visit these shortlinks and already being tracked by those cookies. How can this be changed?

My settings are to clear all cookies and history at closure. Subquestion: Do I need to choose Options/Close or does this also work by clicking the X in the right upperhand corner to close Firefox.

Hope someone can shed some light... Lasco

Asked by orsettodiarco 2 months ago