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Firefox block autoplay not working, preferences are showing "Block Audio and Video"

Hi there! I have been having trouble with Firefox continuing to autoplay videos even with preferences set to "Block Audio and Video." If I go to twitter.com or elsewhere … (read more)

Hi there!

I have been having trouble with Firefox continuing to autoplay videos even with preferences set to "Block Audio and Video."

If I go to twitter.com or elsewhere Firefox will show that auto play is disabled, but videos will autoplay with no audio. I would just like to get this feature working as autoplaying videos are incredibly annoying!

Thanks for any help!

Firefox 72.0.1

Asked by GuyManSir657438 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox doesn't generate passwords containing symbols which some websites demand. Can we change it?

I tried to use automatic password generation option in Firefox on a website. That website requires us to have a symbol in password. But autogenerated passwords in Firefox… (read more)

I tried to use automatic password generation option in Firefox on a website. That website requires us to have a symbol in password. But autogenerated passwords in Firefox have no symbols in them(Chrome does). Can we somehow get Firefox to do it?

Asked by srimanswamy 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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how do i get firefox to ALLOW sites to auto-relode a web page

More and more sites are starting to "hide" behind cloudfare and such like which means it wants to re-load the web page automatically. Firefox is preventing this and I hav… (read more)

More and more sites are starting to "hide" behind cloudfare and such like which means it wants to re-load the web page automatically. Firefox is preventing this and I have to click allow every time, in some cases I can't access the sight due to this. I want to either turn OFF this annoyance permanently or to be able to "white list" certain sites to allow it

Asked by mortimer.hobart 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Forgot My firefox account password

I tried to install lockwise on my mobile, but unfortunately I forgot my password to my account, which contain all the information. Luckily I have access to the associated… (read more)

I tried to install lockwise on my mobile, but unfortunately I forgot my password to my account, which contain all the information. Luckily I have access to the associated email also the account is logged in on my laptop. But when resetting the password, I got a warning that I might lose some of my saved password and bookmarks, which I really don't want. Is there still anyway for me save my account without loosing any of my contents ?

Asked by Ahsan 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't Undo permanent private browsing...?

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I d… (read more)

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I don't like it and want to uncheck it. But now it's greyed out and I can't find any way to change it back. It says I'm in permanent private browsing mode. There MUST be a way to change this back to how it was! What is it???

Asked by BlueAZ 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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FF leaks my info to google... why?

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu". As i'… (read more)

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu".

As i'm using ubuntu that might not seem strange, but it's strange to me because I use this addon which is supposed to spoof my browser and O/S and also in about config I have: privacy.resistFingerprinting and "privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled"' both set to "true".

Can anyone tell me how google is able to detect this info?

And seeing as the about:config settings dont seem to work... how i'm able to stop it?

Asked by Davidddeee 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Firefox portable

Hi Is Firefox portable from this site secure or can I trust this site? portableapps.com I would like to use it on my usb for online shopping :) regards … (read more)

Hi Is Firefox portable from this site secure or can I trust this site? portableapps.com I would like to use it on my usb for online shopping :) regards

Asked by Gecko 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Cannot find spurious login IDs at about:logins

Say that I have a login at a site, and I got there previously with another browser. When I go to the same site with Firefox for the first time, that site's ID field might… (read more)

Say that I have a login at a site, and I got there previously with another browser. When I go to the same site with Firefox for the first time, that site's ID field might drop down to show a number of entries, and many times (but not always) there is no "View Saved Logins" below the list.

Here is an example of a site than many readers of this might not go to: DevonTechnologies.com and this might be the same for you. Devon's login ID wants an email address, and the field dropped down to show 29. A bunch of them were emails I would swear on my kid's heads I have never used anywhere, not even in another browser, and one was a misspelling of my own email address. Only a small few were addresses that were valid elsewhere. But here is the rub: A search of about:logins for the weird addresses and my misspelling came up empty.

Further, I can go to another site I have never visited with Firefox, and I might not get a drop-down at all or I might get just one of my three typical email addresses.

For those sites where I have used Firefox for the first time, the questions are

  • Where did Firefox get those spurious addresses?
  • Where did Firefox get a good address, and why did it leave out the "usual" others?
  • Why are the odd logins not found at about:logins?

I have Firefox 76.0.1 under Catalina 10.15.4, and I sync with Lockwise.

Thanks.

Asked by TLMurray 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Default SSL Certificates

My SSL certificates on my linux machine was deleted as a mistake and I need to revert them back to default. It asks me to give exceptions on most HTTPS websites and I can… (read more)

My SSL certificates on my linux machine was deleted as a mistake and I need to revert them back to default. It asks me to give exceptions on most HTTPS websites and I can't access Yandex in any way.

Asked by varolbora5 1 year ago

Answered by varolbora5 1 year ago

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Cache won't clear

Regardless of what I try, my cache will not completely clear. There is always 989 KB that remains and will not clear. This is something that has just recently started and… (read more)

Regardless of what I try, my cache will not completely clear. There is always 989 KB that remains and will not clear. This is something that has just recently started and I have not changed anything. The only extensions I am using are Keeper Password Manager and Adblock.

Any ideas on how to get it to clear?

Asked by trainerjk 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Signing in to Firefox requires an authentication app that I don't have

Hello, My problem is this: Whenever I try to sign in to my Firefox account, it asks me to enter a security code from "your authentication app" in order to finish signing … (read more)

Hello, My problem is this: Whenever I try to sign in to my Firefox account, it asks me to enter a security code from "your authentication app" in order to finish signing in.

I don't know what app this is referring to. I checked Google authenticator and Microsoft authenticator apps and neither of them have Firefox on them. These are the only two authenticator apps I've ever used. Is there a special Mozilla authentication app that I'm supposed to be aware of?

In order to successfully log in, 3 times I had to use a recovery code from the list of codes on a pdf I was initially given. I don't want to eventually get locked out of my account.

Thank you for any help.

Asked by Lauren M 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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i added vpn; lost previous session

Hi. I am running Apple OS 10.13.6 on my Mac Mini (Mid 2011) with Firefox 76.0.1. I added VPN. Seemed like a good idea. Little did I know that adding VPN would delete my l… (read more)

Hi. I am running Apple OS 10.13.6 on my Mac Mini (Mid 2011) with Firefox 76.0.1. I added VPN. Seemed like a good idea. Little did I know that adding VPN would delete my last session and disable my ability to restore previous sessions from now on. I needed to restart during the process of adding the VPN and, when I saw that all of my previous session was lost, I quit and went back in, thinking that I did something wrong. Noe I think that I may have eliminated some options to restore. Can anyone help me to restore my last session and enable future session restore? Maybe even disabling VPN? Thanks. -Gregg

Asked by Gregg Cirillo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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changing user name

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be change… (read more)

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be changed to"?

Asked by Joey 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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history cancel - not working

Hello, I use to clear history every 2 months, but since some months the normal cancel history procedure doesn't work at all. Is there any toerh way to cancel history. I d… (read more)

Hello, I use to clear history every 2 months, but since some months the normal cancel history procedure doesn't work at all. Is there any toerh way to cancel history. I don't want to delete bookmarks and other settigns.

Asked by antonio089 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Allowing a particular website to set cookies in Private Browsing

I'm have Private Browsing set to delete all cookies and data after closing a session but I would like to allow certain website to keep certain cookies and keep my session… (read more)

I'm have Private Browsing set to delete all cookies and data after closing a session but I would like to allow certain website to keep certain cookies and keep my session open.

I haven't been able to find a way to do so, does anybody know if it's possible and how? And if it isn't how could it be requested for an upgrade?

Thank you.

Asked by Joan Romero 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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network.trr.mode = 3

Hello Community! I have been a FF user for a couple of years now and really enjoy the browser - thanks for all the hard work. The last FF update to ver 76 has been a stru… (read more)

Hello Community! I have been a FF user for a couple of years now and really enjoy the browser - thanks for all the hard work. The last FF update to ver 76 has been a struggle as I use DoH and I set network.trr.mode = 3 (no non-DoH fallback allowed) however the update has broken this. I even completely reinstalled the OS (linux - pop) with a full clean install of FF with the same results. This is also the case on all my machines no it's for sure FF 76. Any ideas? Here are my config settings:

network.trr.mode = 3 network.trr.custom_uri = https://mozilla.cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query network.trr.bootstrapAddress - 1.1.1.1

No pages will load however when i set network.trr.mode back to '2' all works fine again.

Asked by chris.d.green 1 year ago

Answered by chris.d.green 1 year ago

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How Do I Disable Lockwise?

I'm not sure when lockwise went from an optional add on to "you know what I'm just going to run myself anyway" but I already have a password manager and I want to disable… (read more)

I'm not sure when lockwise went from an optional add on to "you know what I'm just going to run myself anyway" but I already have a password manager and I want to disable Lockwise. Every article or help post I find insists Lockwise is an Addon but it's not in that list and when i go to the Logins & Passwords tab I can see what Lockwise is doing but I can't do anything about it let alone switch it off.

I've been using Lastpass for years and I'm more than happy with it and I find Lockwise competing with Lastpass and pushing itself to the front of the queu when entering passwords on sites and I don't want that.

How do I disable it please?

Asked by damionis 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago