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Firefox does not use saved logins

Since I upgraded to "96.0 (64-bit)", most news/media sites force me to login in every time, even though - the specific login is saved in "Logins & Passwords" - "Ask t… (read more)

Since I upgraded to "96.0 (64-bit)", most news/media sites force me to login in every time, even though - the specific login is saved in "Logins & Passwords" - "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" is checked, with no exceptions - "Autofill logins and passwords" is checked - automatic login worked before the latest Firefox upgrade What else should I look at? Thank you.

Asked by daveed 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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opening saved webpages

I'm having problems opening saved (archived) Facebook pages. The problem is the page opens without formatting or layout, just text and images. I've had this problem befor… (read more)

I'm having problems opening saved (archived) Facebook pages. The problem is the page opens without formatting or layout, just text and images.

I've had this problem before when I was using Firefox 68. The solution was to roll back a security patch by doing the following as proposed by jscher2000:

You can roll back the patch as follows if you want to see what difference it makes:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste uniq and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the privacy.file_unique_origin preference to switch the value from true to false

That had worked until recently. I checked "privacy.file_unique_origin" and its still has a value of 'false' but the webpages are not opening properly, even ones I saved over the last few years.

What can I do?

Asked by Claude 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (read more)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Asked by joey_moey 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days 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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Firefox 75 on MacBook Air 10.15.4 | Why won't all of my Cached Web Content clear, manually or on close, despite all relevant settings activated (4.4 MB remain)?

I have also downloaded and tried a Firefox recommended "Clear Cache" toolbar add-on, to no avail. If my computer collects more than 4.4 MB of cached data, the overage wil… (read more)

I have also downloaded and tried a Firefox recommended "Clear Cache" toolbar add-on, to no avail.

If my computer collects more than 4.4 MB of cached data, the overage will clear. It's the 4.4 MB that won't disappear.

I am a long-time Firefox user who always clears cached content and site data prior to closing my browser, and I have never noticed this issue until two or three days ago.

My computer has only one installed plugin, i.e., Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0.

The attached images show my Privacy & Security settings.

Any suggestions? Thanks, in advance.

Asked by jason 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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cannot continue to be logged into a website - have to re-enter my user name and password when going from one screen to another

When I sign onto a website (e.g., cnbc.com) I have to re-enter my username and password each time I move to another screen on that same website. This only seems to happe… (read more)

When I sign onto a website (e.g., cnbc.com) I have to re-enter my username and password each time I move to another screen on that same website. This only seems to happen when using Firefox.

Asked by dakrebs 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Setting "Never Remember History" is now disabling all add-ons

My Add-ons are disabled and disappear from the tool bar everytime I try to use the privacy setting of "Never Remember History" I spent a few hours going through the trou… (read more)

My Add-ons are disabled and disappear from the tool bar everytime I try to use the privacy setting of "Never Remember History"

I spent a few hours going through the troubleshooting suggestions, safe modes, clean boots, (3) reinstalls, and I have isolated the problem down to this.

If I turn on Never Remember the icons disappear from the tool bar and the custom set up and they are disabled for all intensive purposes. They still appear as installed and active on the Add-on screens.

Is there a fix for this problem ?

Asked by Fallonjd 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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History in the url bar won't show google home page

Hi, I'm not sure exactly when this started happening but when I click in the right half of the address bar the suggestions which come up now include "Search with Google" … (read more)

Hi, I'm not sure exactly when this started happening but when I click in the right half of the address bar the suggestions which come up now include "Search with Google" and "Search with Amazon" and several recent site visits (facebook, BBC etc) but doesn't include "google.co.uk". I like to return there as a route to gmail, google drive etc. It used to include "google.co.uk" before "Search with Google" and "Search with Amazon" started appearing, which I guess was on a Firefox update. I'm on Firefox 77 on W10.

Any suggestions please?

Asked by PeteJG 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Yahoo email will not allow sign in on Firefox

When trying to sign in to currently.att.yahoo.com via Firefox to access old Yahoo/pacbell email address, it creates an endless loop asking to create a new password, but w… (read more)

When trying to sign in to currently.att.yahoo.com via Firefox to access old Yahoo/pacbell email address, it creates an endless loop asking to create a new password, but will not allow sign in or access to email. ATT Customer service suggested signing in on ATT.COM via Chrome or Edge, which works just fine. Sign in does not work on Firefox ~ not sure what the problem is, or who is at fault... Anyone else have this problem?

Asked by rdelapp 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Firefox Passwords using Browser Firefox Lockwise

Hi, I receive your emails on security (How to avoid wire fraud, spot spyware, smash spam and more) and my concern is holding all my passwords in Firefox Lockwise on my Wi… (read more)

Hi,

I receive your emails on security (How to avoid wire fraud, spot spyware, smash spam and more) and my concern is holding all my passwords in Firefox Lockwise on my Windows devices which are synched. If someone or some process gains access to one of my PC's they would also I presume gain access to all my passwords. Is this true? If so, can I implement password access to my Firefox Lockwise passwords on Windows machines?

Thanks for your thoughts and hopefully reply.

best regards, Terry

Asked by terry_morrison 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Browsec Extension Disappeared from Toolbar

For the last year, I have enjoyed using the Browsec extension. It shows as an installed extension in my Firefox browser, but the icon has disappeared from my toolbar and … (read more)

For the last year, I have enjoyed using the Browsec extension. It shows as an installed extension in my Firefox browser, but the icon has disappeared from my toolbar and i can't find a way to run it. How can I run Browsec now? I'm using Firefox 95.0.2 (64-bit).

Thanks

Asked by lacey010684 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How Can I Permanently Disable Browser Extensions?

C Cleaner lists several Firefox plugins that I haven't added. I can disable them (not delete), but they get turned back on again. They are for ggl, bing, amazon, ebay, et… (read more)

C Cleaner lists several Firefox plugins that I haven't added. I can disable them (not delete), but they get turned back on again. They are for ggl, bing, amazon, ebay, etc, and I want to know how to permanently disable them.

Asked by justinpbrown 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Why is my selected home page(Outlook) allowed to give me total access before asking for my master password.

Hi...first post. I save all my passwords and logins(except my banking) using Lockwise. I have created a master password which I am asked for everytime I restart my browse… (read more)

Hi...first post.

I save all my passwords and logins(except my banking) using Lockwise. I have created a master password which I am asked for everytime I restart my browser.This password covers me for my whole session and is not asked for again until I close then restart Firefox. My home page that my browser opens with is my email account for which I use Outlook (Outlook Express)....My problem is....even though I am asked for my master password when my home page opens, I can just press "cancel" and it allows me full access to my email account. If i need to go to other sites with saved logins,the password box appears again and I HAVE to insert the password for it to automatically put in my saved details....I really need this to happen on my Outlook account, as this is the program that I need security at its best. Ive tried to remove Outlook as my home page by using the other 2 options(Firefox Home page, and Blank page) but it still opens with Outlook... I suppose this will possibly be a clue as to my problem....but i'm not clever enough to work that out... I am using an i7 64 bit laptop with Win 10 1909(up to date) and Firefox 75

Ive just realised on looking to see if this had been answered, that I must have posted this on the US site...I am in the UK, although I'm pretty sure this shouldn't affect the answer.............KEEP SAFE.

Asked by Bob 1 year ago

Answered by Bob 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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Unexplained popus

Hello, I trust my email finds you well. On two occasions recently I googled something and when I click on the page I wish to visit, a popup appears with celebrations rain… (read more)

Hello,

I trust my email finds you well.

On two occasions recently I googled something and when I click on the page I wish to visit, a popup appears with celebrations raining from the top of the screen and then a survey follows.

Please see the images I uploaded here.

Is this a virus / malware or legit or a popup that got past ad-block plus?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Schalk

Asked by schalas 1 year ago

Answered by schalas 1 year ago