Cookies keep reappearing after deletion

I have had Firefox set to delete cookies upon closure for several years now. I recently noticed that some cookies were present as soon as the browser was opened, which sh… (read more)

I have had Firefox set to delete cookies upon closure for several years now. I recently noticed that some cookies were present as soon as the browser was opened, which should not be happening.

This set of cookies reappears every time I open Firefox, even if I manually delete all the cookies, and even if I delete the cookies.sqlite file in between closing Firefox and reopening it.

This problem occurs on two machines with Firefox. One with Windows 7 and one with Windows 10. I have Sync configured to keep bookmarks the same on both machines. I was wondering if this may have something to do with it, as the same set of 'zombie cookies' keeps reappearing on both machines?

Asked by dan.w.robinson 1 week ago

Last reply by dan.w.robinson 6 days ago

Firefox 79 with no connections establishes a connection

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following 104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:htt… (read more)

FF with no tabs, add-ons or browsers open establishes a connection to the following

104.16.248.249:https (ESTABLISHED) ec2-52-27-98-21.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:https (ESTABLISHED)

Why is this occurring?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 5 days ago

warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 3 months ago

Last reply by exekutive 5 days ago

Browser window bleeding onto extended monitor "white bar"

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout. Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to… (read more)

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout.

Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to hit F11 (Fullscreen) twice. Minimizing, maximizing, restoring all have no effect - only taking it from a normal window to Fullscreen view (no menu bar or tabs), then back to a normal window works.

It happens on every new window opened and it doesn't matter which display it is opened on, the bar will be there if moved to the bottom screen, until F11 is pushed for that instance of Firefox twice.

This has happened before and it would seem to go away on later updates, but it is currently visible on every computer I have that has one display above another.

Asked by tahwos 1 week ago

Last reply by tahwos 5 days ago

Opening links from external applications causes Firefox to breifly hang

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, m… (read more)

Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, more often than not, I'll see a sliver of the new tab while Firefox sorts itself out.

Typically when this happens, I'll see upwards of 50% CPU usage from Firefox itself. Memory seems sane.

Hardware acceleration, whether it's on or off, makes no difference. Issue persists in safe-mode, and safe-mode with add-ons disabled. Issue persists in Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition.

Asked by mjorgensen 2 weeks ago

Last reply by mjorgensen 1 day ago

The sooner I sign in the web page becomes blank

If I clean install and don't sign in everything works fine but the sooner I sign in the web pages become blank I am talking about clean every tiny bit from the regedit.ex… (read more)

If I clean install and don't sign in everything works fine but the sooner I sign in the web pages become blank I am talking about clean every tiny bit from the regedit.exe my self manually. As long as I don't sign in everything is a charm but not after I sign in. The private mode works fine

Asked by scorpio_109 1 week ago

Last reply by scorpio_109 1 day ago

Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 weeks ago

Last reply by matthew34 2 days ago

Lost all Bookmarks and Toolbar this morning

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that tw… (read more)

This morning I started Firefox (78) in Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363) I got a red message saying that something was wrong with my Bookmarks and click here to fix Did that twice Tried to do a fix that removed and then reinstalled a couple of files (can't find the fix nor the files location) that didn't work although it did replace the files. Still no bookmarks I am logged into my Firefox and synch is on.

This, nor any of the other FAQ/Help have not worked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks

I have no restore ability either: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them

i have no idea what happened thanks for any/all help

Asked by dravafox 1 month ago

Last reply by dravafox 15 hours ago

Restoring a saved profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. After repla… (read more)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop.

After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced. Because my favicons were not restored (a generic globe icon shows in their place instead), I'd like to load in my old saved profile and make that my default profile.

The problem: So I tried copying and pasting the saved profile ("bxfz7tby.default" ) back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles (e.g, into "C:\Users\,username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\", but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile it created.

I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice.

How can I restore my old backed up profile? And if I do restore it successfully, will that also restore my missing favicons?

Asked by blue_sky 1 week ago

Last reply by blue_sky 3 hours ago

Firefox full crash

Basically since about 15-30 days ago my firefox has been constantly crashing when I open new tab or even simply a link to a website... the more 'power consuming' process … (read more)

Basically since about 15-30 days ago my firefox has been constantly crashing when I open new tab or even simply a link to a website... the more 'power consuming' process is the more likely it will crash. Simply browsing stuff has nearly 0 likelihood of crashing. The frequency varies - something like youtube or steam game browsing will crash with extremely high frequency and will work fine after reopened. Some text based websites will barely ever crash the firefox.

What happens is either instant crash(most frequently) or infinite 'not responding' with the solution being task manager end process.

Either way it happens - reopening browser reopens all tabs that were open.

What I tried: 1) Cleared cache 2) Disabled all extensions. 3) Tried checking about:crashes - 0 reports there in last 30 days... meaning whenever I crash no actual crash report comes in.

I am using chrome at the same time and it has 0 crashing issues under similar circumstances.

Asked by praetorians20002 1 week ago

Last reply by praetorians20002 3 hours ago

Outlook

Yesterday, HP and Windows 10 ran an update and now when I try to open Outlook (Hotmail), I get a very tiny screen that looks like this. I click on my user name and passwo… (read more)

Yesterday, HP and Windows 10 ran an update and now when I try to open Outlook (Hotmail), I get a very tiny screen that looks like this. I click on my user name and password and then nothing happens. Until yesterday, Outlook opened automatically when selected from my bookmarks. Also, it is now taking a long time for this tiny little screen (as shown below) to open. In addition, I cannot invite participants to Zoom meetings anymore. If I click on "Default email" after "Invite", nothing happens. This, until yesterday, would open Outlook so I could send the invitation. Thank you!!!

Sign in No account? Create one! Sign in with Windows Hello or a security key Sign-in options Terms of use Privacy & cookies

Asked by ateter2004 6 days ago

Changing the color of Firefox home page

My system was acting up so I reset FF and now I see I've lost all my custom menu options for things like Netflix, PayPal, email, etc. The screen is also WHITE...TOO BRIGH… (read more)

My system was acting up so I reset FF and now I see I've lost all my custom menu options for things like Netflix, PayPal, email, etc. The screen is also WHITE...TOO BRIGHT for my eyes. I have FF set as home page as before, but I lost the light grey color I had before the reset. I have searched all over the web and cannot find simple instructions, extensions, or help on how to turn off this awful white glare in the home search page. I have also lost my bookmarks and menu icon. Can you help this 'ol fart..LOL...??! Attached is the image of my desktop with new home page...ALL that WHITE...!!!!

Asked by unclepine 6 days ago

"Open containing folder" opens at the file level itself, not the containing folder [Arch Linux, Firefox 79]

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file. Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the rig… (read more)

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file.

Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the right of the download file. the default file manager opens up then at the level just above the file downloaded. But, a few months ago, this stopped working: Clicking on "open containing folder" launches the file manager but directly at the level of the file: And this makes the file manager launches the file by the way with the default program.

Settings: Arch Linux, Firefox 79

Asked by gustavklopp 6 days ago

Photos not shown

Since last week, Firefox didn't show me pictures anymore from certain websites. What happened suddenly? How to repair? Please, I'm 81 years old, not familiar with compute… (read more)

Since last week, Firefox didn't show me pictures anymore from certain websites. What happened suddenly? How to repair? Please, I'm 81 years old, not familiar with computers and IT. Keep it simple. The best would be if the Firefox people would fix it for me from distance. Thank you!

Asked by birthai 6 days ago

.jpeg attachments

I used to click on a .jpeg attachment and a window would open and ask if I wanted to open the attachment or download it. Now, when I click on a .jpeg attachment, it gets… (read more)

I used to click on a .jpeg attachment and a window would open and ask if I wanted to open the attachment or download it. Now, when I click on a .jpeg attachment, it gets immediately downloaded. What did I change and how do I undo it?....thanks.....Frank

Asked by FXProglJr 6 days ago

Getting bombarded with spam

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Th… (read more)

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by bsa428 6 days ago

Sign in every time Firefox starts

Hi there, I recently upgraded to a MacBook Pro 16, and installed the Firefox browser as usual. Every time I launch Firefox now, I must "Sign in to sync," and input my Fir… (read more)

Hi there,

I recently upgraded to a MacBook Pro 16, and installed the Firefox browser as usual. Every time I launch Firefox now, I must "Sign in to sync," and input my Firefox Account password (not my Master Password) in order to access my homepage, saved logins, etc. This was not the case with my older MacBook Pro, where I was automatically signed in on launching the browser.

What do you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by katgellis 6 days ago

Firefox Behavior with Mail Links

Links in Windows 10 Mail (May 2020 edition) launch Firefox (79.0) and go to the requested URL properly, but FF stays minimized; if already open, FF stays behind Mail (or … (read more)

Links in Windows 10 Mail (May 2020 edition) launch Firefox (79.0) and go to the requested URL properly, but FF stays minimized; if already open, FF stays behind Mail (or stays minimized), requiring a second click to bring FF forward/to full size.

When I click on a URL, I want to view that URL immediately, not requiring a second click How do I set Firefox to take center stage when called upon?

Help?

Asked by jmattix3 6 days ago

Firefox 79 and Gmail

This started when Firefox updated to 79. Now, after I open Gmail, a minute or so later, usually after reading or replying to an email, Gmail disconnects from the internet… (read more)

This started when Firefox updated to 79. Now, after I open Gmail, a minute or so later, usually after reading or replying to an email, Gmail disconnects from the internet connection. I get a message at the top of the screen,

When I exit Gmail. it asks if I am sure I want to leave the page. This indicates to me that there is an action pending in Firefox or Gmail. When I restart Gmail, the messages that I deleted are still available, marked as read. These may be the pending actions that generated the "Are you sure" message. Once Gmail exits, nothing else works in Firefox, The only way I can continue is to close and restart Firefox. I do not have the problem in other browsers.

Asked by Terry_Welshans 6 days ago