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wrong security warning?

Visiting this site: https://www.kulturkritiskforum.dk/ Firefox tells me that the certificate in invalid. "...Web sites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox doe… (read more)

Visiting this site:

https://www.kulturkritiskforum.dk/

Firefox tells me that the certificate in invalid.

"...Web sites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for www.kulturkritiskforum.dk. The certificate is only valid for kulturkritiskforum.dk.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN..."

Looking at certificate tells me it is valid, and so does:

https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html#hostname=https://www.kulturkritiskforum.dk/

"...www.kulturkritiskforum.dk resolves to 18.197.157.167

Server Type: Apache

The certificate should be trusted by all major web browsers (all the correct intermediate certificates are installed)...."

And Chrome does not report any errors either.

Where is the actual problem/error?!

Asked by j.martin.pedersen 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to force Firefox to search localhost prior to searching the internet.

I am building a new website on an Ubuntu 20.04 server with a LEMP stack. To test the web server (nginx) I set up a simple test site named nginxtest.com. Nginx server bloc… (read more)

I am building a new website on an Ubuntu 20.04 server with a LEMP stack. To test the web server (nginx) I set up a simple test site named nginxtest.com. Nginx server block tests are successful and there are no errors in any logs, so it appears that it is working properly. However, when I attempt to show the site by putting the site name into Firefox, all I get is a notice from Verizon that it has no knowledge of the website (which it shouldn't as it's not a registered name).

I want FIrefox to search localhost for my test site, but the only way I can make it work is to change the network-dns-native-is-localhost setting to true (default is false) in the about:config settings. When I change that setting, my test site pops right up, but then I can't reach any site on the internet.

How can I force Firefox to direct web searches to localhost before going out to the internet?

Asked by wrknight 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to restore the blue star bookmark button in URL bar

Hi, I deleted my "save bookmark" little star (that turns blue) in the URL bar. I have tried various options to restore it, but cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the a… (read more)

Hi, I deleted my "save bookmark" little star (that turns blue) in the URL bar. I have tried various options to restore it, but cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the advice to go to "customize" and drag and drop the option, but the option does not exist in there (as per this question posted about 5 years ago)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1076141

Also watched this video, but again, the star he sees present in the customize options, does not exist for me. Perhaps it does not exist anymore at all in newer versions of Firefox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtsMaYzxPq0

How do I restore the star?

As an aside, I really wish that, when yo click on the star button, it wouldn't come up with a tiny "keyhole" size window in which to save my bookmarks, insert tag/search words for future searches etc. I have a huge range of saved web pages, and I rely heavily on being able to search my library of bookmarks using these key search words. It would be best if the full blown Bookmark window popped up whenever you saved a bookmark, and you could put in all your search words/phrases etc. A Description entry point would be useful too, eg "Aunt Sally might like these flowers for her birthday, I was thinking of the blue ones". Just some feedback on an otherwise really solid browser, thank you.

Asked by Witenite 1 year ago

Last reply by Witenite 1 year ago

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Mozilla Firefox versions on Windows 10, Linux-Mint20 and CENTOS-8.2 operates differently, including not working

I perform Beta testing of GPS suites for several groups. My main interest is the CENTOS 8.2 operating system but I also service some Windows 10 laptops and two LINUX Mint… (read more)

I perform Beta testing of GPS suites for several groups. My main interest is the CENTOS 8.2 operating system but I also service some Windows 10 laptops and two LINUX Mint20 machines. A GPS group in CANADA, https://webapp.geod.nrcan.gc.ca/geod/tools-outils/ppp.php operates an on-line processing service that I use and beta test for. They have a new engine about to be released but my main CEMTOS 8.2 machine is new and Fire fox is also going through updates.

The issue is that the I can uses Firefox and WINDOWS 10 okay on the old and new NRC-Canada applications. I can use old and new NRC-Canada software with Google Chrome satisfactorily but I cannot run either old or new NRC Canada applications with either LINUX MINT 20 firefox (Version 80.0 Firefox for Linux Mint-1.0) or the Extended Support Release 78.2 that is used for Mozilla Firerfox for CENTOS Linux redhat - 1.0

Appreciate help with this issue. With regards Peter (petermorgan@grapevine.net.au)

Asked by petermorgan 1 year ago

Answered by petermorgan 1 year ago

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Youtube CORS error

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In conso… (read more)

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In console i get an error: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/id. (Reason: CORS request did not succeed).

I am on arch linux system.

I've tried to: 1. Update all ca-certificate* packages 2. Disable and delete ad-block 3. Use another browser (there is no problem, only in firefox)

This problem is only actual on Youtube for me.

Asked by Yuudai 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Update login info prompt fills in a bogus password

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. R… (read more)

I use the save login info feature in Firefox. I have a saved login for a frequently used website. Firefox reliably fills out the username and password correctly for me. Recently it started asking me every time I log in to "Would you like to update this login?" prompt but with a bogus password. If I press "Update" it changes my password to this bogus password, so I have to press "Don't Update" every time I login just to keep my good password. If I do accidentally press "Update" I have to go to the "Saved Logins and Passwords" and manually fix my password for that website.

My question is, what would cause Firefox to think I have changed my password and give me this prompt when I have not?

And, by the way, the bogus password is always the word: "test" (my correct password is very strong and has over 20 characters).

Asked by cgrobertson 1 year ago

Answered by cgrobertson 1 year ago

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Firefox prompts me to download files instead of opening them...

This happens to me and many other people all the time. It always happens with .swf files since I can remember, for security reasons. But it also very often started happen… (read more)

This happens to me and many other people all the time. It always happens with .swf files since I can remember, for security reasons. But it also very often started happening with .pdf files and other file types. Now it happens with .txt files and it's the straw that breaks the camel's back. Inconsistently so as well since when I open it from the website it prompts to download and not when I open the file locally.

This is such a problem that this add-on had to be made https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/open-in-browser/?utm_content=addons-manager-reviews-link&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser And as you can see it is rather popular. Shouldn't Firefox solve this bug (no it's not a feature or quirk) once and for all?

How can I do the same without an add-on?

Asked by manuel-phone 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Problem with getting rid of all the "Cashed Web Content" using the appropriate commands in Preferences Privacy & Security

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff bein… (read more)

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff being dumped on my hard drive. Recently I have been unable to remove some of this cached web content, initially 32Kb, but now it is up to 752Kb - could this be malware?! How can I find out what it is and how can I remove it?

Asked by petewilson213 1 year ago

Answered by petewilson213 1 year ago

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YT says the browser does not recognize any videoformats

Sry the message is German but I will translate it hopefully similar to the English output. I try to open this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCcjRePrSj4 Mind you o… (read more)

Sry the message is German but I will translate it hopefully similar to the English output. I try to open this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCcjRePrSj4 Mind you other seem to work fine and I get this issue:

"Dein Browser erkennt zurzeit keines der verfügbaren Videoformate. Klicke hier, um unsere häufig gestellten Fragen zu HTML5-Videos aufzurufen."

Basically says "Your Browser does not recognize any available videoformat Click here, for FAQ around HTML5-Videos"

links to https://www.youtube.com/supported_browsers which literally shows Firefox as supported. I run Firefox on Ubuntu20.04 here and I have no clue what the issue could be. Chromium works. It works on Windows. I tried the safe mode without success. I just want to fix this before I run into this more frequently.

I am utterly clueless. I just today installed Firefox again on my Ubuntu machine. All issues I could find so far seem to be at least 2 years or older...

Asked by Legion495 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Account 2FA not working

Hi, I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account. I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and… (read more)

Hi,

I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account.

I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and my friend's android phone just to see, but none of them would work. It always says "Invalid two-step authentication code".

Has anyone been experiencing this? Does anyone have a lead on how to fix this?

Thank you!

Asked by rachot 1 year ago

Answered by rachot 1 year ago

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Mouse pointer keeps spinning for up to 40 seconds after launch

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 s… (read more)

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 seconds after launch. This does not seem to affect usability but is visually unpleasant. I have done the following things: 1. Start in Safe Mode: The spinning mouse pointer is no longer spinning after launch. 2. Disabled all plugins and extension and launch Firefox: The pointer keeps spinning. 3. Downloaded Firefox 80 and launched: Pointer keeps spinning. 4. Changed home page to a blank screen: Pointer keeps spinning. 5. Uninstalled Firefox ESR and re-installed: Pointer keeps spinning. 6. Checked for viruses, trojans, and other malware: none found.

Interestingly, if I launch Firefox ESR from a terminal (eg "firefox-esr &") the spinning mouse pointer is not present. HMMMM! This is the command that is used in the desktop icon: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u . Is there a problem with that command. I may modify that command and see what happens. Feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by jsamcr 1 year ago

Answered by jsamcr 1 year ago

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ctrl+shift+r and ctrl+f5 no longer completely clear the firefox cache

i'm developing a site locally, and firefox is caching the css. ctrl+shift+r and ctrl+f5 no longer empty the cache, so i have to manually empty the cache each time. is the… (read more)

i'm developing a site locally, and firefox is caching the css. ctrl+shift+r and ctrl+f5 no longer empty the cache, so i have to manually empty the cache each time. is there a reason this just broke?

Asked by 3nki.nam.shub 1 year ago

Last reply by 3nki.nam.shub 1 year ago

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Choppy video playback (YouTube, Netflix)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingl… (read more)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingly random moments there are 'stripes' visible which are quite annoying watching a video (see image). I tried restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled and unchecked 'Use hardware acceleration when available' in the preference section but this doesn't resolve anything. Any suggestions on how to solve this? Thanks in advance!

Asked by wutru 1 year ago

Last reply by wutru 1 year ago

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I have Mibbit as the default irc

Hello all and I hope everyone is safe in this pandemic world! In my Applications and in my profile directory, I have Mibbit as the default irc and it comes up everytime I… (read more)

Hello all and I hope everyone is safe in this pandemic world! In my Applications and in my profile directory, I have Mibbit as the default irc and it comes up everytime I reinstall firefox. I think that this is strange, mibbit is for old crooners isn't it? I would think that FF has advanced! I would like to not see it when I reinstall firefox, is this possible

I also have an installed plugin Shock wave Flash...did I install this or does it come from FF?

thank you,

Asked by Kimbert 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Firefox has stoped playing the video content on BBC news

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and until yesterday all was fine. However today when I accessed BBC news the website displays okay until I click on any of the video news clip… (read more)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and until yesterday all was fine. However today when I accessed BBC news the website displays okay until I click on any of the video news clips. Then I keep getting a message the video content is not available. My wife opened BBC news on her computer running Ubuntu 18.04LTS and BBC video content works fine in Fire fox. I cannot work out what is blocking the video content.

Asked by austinjames 1 year ago

Last reply by austinjames 1 year ago