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Mozilla Support doesn't save my Firefox Account email and password on the 'Logins & Passwords' page.

Mozilla Support doesn't save my Firefox Account (Mozilla Support) email and password on the 'Logins & Passwords' page. I don't like that. I know that the Firefox Ac… (read more)

Mozilla Support doesn't save my Firefox Account (Mozilla Support) email and password on the 'Logins & Passwords' page. I don't like that. I know that the Firefox Account isn't the same thing as the 'Sign in to Firefox' account in the browser, which is good because I don't want to 'Sign in to Firefox'. But it bothers me that the browser is saving my Firefox Account (Mozilla Support) password and email somewhere that isn't the 'Logins & Passwords' page. Please fix/change this behavior.

Asked by gaveitatry 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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How do I enable Private Browsing permanently?

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but this is the page that appeared when I typed my question. I have rarely used Firefox - I want to use Private Browsing per… (read more)

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but this is the page that appeared when I typed my question. I have rarely used Firefox - I want to use Private Browsing permanently. I am using NordVPN as my private network and apparently it only works with private browsing. I tried to find the answer online, but the results led me to articles from 2010 and 2011. I am using Windows 10 and Firefox version 72.0

Asked by thelastdj 2 years ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 years 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 1 year ago

Answered by Rumboogy 1 year 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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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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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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 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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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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Why is Facebook allowed to hijack back button?

When searching on Google I sometime click on a link that takes me to Facebook. As soon as this happens the back button is greyed out and I have to close the window and re… (read more)

When searching on Google I sometime click on a link that takes me to Facebook. As soon as this happens the back button is greyed out and I have to close the window and restart my search. Why are Facebook allowed to have this annoying feature and is there a way to stop it?

Asked by firefox492 1 year ago

Answered by firefox492 1 year 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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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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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 "Potential Security Risk Ahead" for 123.hp.com

I was surprised to be told by Firefox that https://123.hp.com had a potential security risk. That site is linked to from HP webpage https://support.hp.com/us-en/document… (read more)

I was surprised to be told by Firefox that https://123.hp.com had a potential security risk. That site is linked to from HP webpage https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01796879.

How does Firefox determine that a webpage has a security risk?

Some googling indicates that it may be security certificates. Since the organization is reputable, does that diminish the risk of following the link anyway?

Asked by FoxyFirey 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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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Via and X-Forwarded-For request headers in all my requests

Hi, I am using firefox 72.0.2 with archlinux. Few days ago I discovered that all my requests are done by using request headers via and X-Forwarded-For. Right now, when I … (read more)

Hi, I am using firefox 72.0.2 with archlinux. Few days ago I discovered that all my requests are done by using request headers via and X-Forwarded-For. Right now, when I browse the web, every request headers in the web developper > network section have this : Via: 1.1 37.245.166.163 X-Forwarded-For: 37.245.166.163

Looking at ARIN information it seems the ip belongs to Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (see https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=arin%3a37.245.166.163&run=toolpage)

If I start a new firefox process (not tab), the ip used by those headers is different, I was using a proxy in Singapour and Mexico last 2 times.

I try to disable all firefox extensions installed to see if it changes something. Nothing, the use of proxy was still there. And in Preferences -> Networking Settings, the No proxy option is set.

I asked friends with same firefox version, they do not have those request headers. Where does this behavior come from ? There is another way to set proxy in firefox ? Is my firefox hacked ? I try with chromium or some network command in console, and there is no request headers added.

Thank you.

Asked by liochan 1 year ago

Answered by liochan 1 year ago