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how to make Tracking Protection aka (Don't follow me in other languages) mandatory for every browser session

We enabled the option in FireFox (in the setting): Don't follow me. But in the Window/Interface of FireFox it is possible to enable Dont' follow me option during a brows… (read more)

We enabled the option in FireFox (in the setting): Don't follow me.

But in the Window/Interface of FireFox it is possible to enable Dont' follow me option during a browser session.

Is the possible to enable the Don't follow me options so it will be mandatory for every browser session? A user should not have the option to disable "Don't follow me.

With kind regards, Ben Raben

Asked by rabeb00 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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What if webmasters choose to block mozilla users?

Hi everybody, As website owner my convern comes after mozilla is blocking tracking by default meaning that google ads cannot be served by default, only if users will choo… (read more)

Hi everybody, As website owner my convern comes after mozilla is blocking tracking by default meaning that google ads cannot be served by default, only if users will choose so. Most of the mozilla users don't even know what tracking means, so the chances of choosing to allow tracking and serve ads are very low. Many websites owners use adsense ads to pay for their servers/hosting, their hard work, etc. and as you know every visitors is comsuming resources and bandwidth, so my questions is: Why webmasters shouldn't block mozilla users since the chances to generate revenue thru ads is very low, to none? I get that it's a great feature to the user, but should be an option rather than a default setting? If webmasters choose to block mozilla users, there will be a lot of users who can't access a specific information and they don't even know the cause.

Asked by raduxxl 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Bug? Iframes content confused if too many

If there are two many iframes on the webpage, FireFox (63.0 64-bit) confuses its content. Othe browesers (Chrome, Opera show correctly). What can I do about it? Example: … (read more)

If there are two many iframes on the webpage, FireFox (63.0 64-bit) confuses its content. Othe browesers (Chrome, Opera show correctly). What can I do about it?

Example: page with 7 iframes: http://101coffeemachines.info/lattego/

4th of them: <td><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//rcm-eu.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=101coffeema05-21&language=it_IT&o=29&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=as_ss_li_til&asins=B07DP916VN&linkId=180ebf82c476863c5814852bde748fae"></iframe></td>

However, Firefox shows on this place the content of 7th iframe (youtube): https://screenshots.firefox.com/ZzuslDL7XBHR9YL9/101coffeemachines.info

Asked by artemsou 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Latest update blocking Wordpress notification in Mozilla Firefox

I've attached a screenshot of one of my WP blogs in both IE & Mozilla. After taking a recent update to the Mozilla browser this morning, and as you can see, the notif… (read more)

I've attached a screenshot of one of my WP blogs in both IE & Mozilla. After taking a recent update to the Mozilla browser this morning, and as you can see, the notifications in the drop-down menu are showing in Internet Expxlorer but not Mozilla.

I know the protocol, cache has been cleaned, have rebooted the browser in safe mode et al. I even disabled the tracker blocking on the page even though that has never been an issue before (however, I did have to disable that feature on the text editor page when it was first introduced)

That said, I'm obviously missing something and hopefully this will be an easy fix.

Thank you.

Asked by springheel 1 year ago

Answered by springheel 1 year ago

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More detailed info on tracking protection

I understand the basic concepts of tracking protection but I've been unable to find answers to a few specific questions. I found some documentation here in the questions … (read more)

I understand the basic concepts of tracking protection but I've been unable to find answers to a few specific questions. I found some documentation here in the questions / answers section but it didn't provide all the answers.

1. Do I need to clear existing cookies to remove the myriad of sites already tracking me before turning on tracking protection? Or, will turning it on do an immediate filter on my existing cookies?

2. Will turning off tracking stop sites that I want to retain login information for from retaining the "login" cookie infor i.e. are we close to a full "cookie block" with anti-tracking? Or does FFox have some creative algorithm (or list) that allows it to distinguish between tracking cookies and less offensive cookies? Concurrently, is there a way to allow a "tracking cookie" if I need it to retain information for a site I'm comfortable with?

3. One specific tracking question: Will eliminating tracking cookies stop (specifically) Google's cross site advertising, where you look at a product on site A (who shares that info via google) and then a little later google's advertising mechanism pops up those products when you're at site B?

Asked by MozzieBob 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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New firefox 63 content blocker is active in ordinary session despite setting "only in private windows"

The new content blocker is set by default to block "All Detected Trackers" "Only in private windows". This is exactly the way I would want it. However, instead it block… (read more)

The new content blocker is set by default to block "All Detected Trackers" "Only in private windows". This is exactly the way I would want it. However, instead it blocks "All Detected Trackers" "Always". I do *not* have Firefox set to "Always use private browsing mode". To reproduce the observed behaviour, open the website ubs.com in Firefox 63.0. The shield will display in the address bar. When clicked on, it says "blockable content detected on this site", and some pages on this site do not display correctly.

Asked by rsbrux 1 year ago

Last reply by rsbrux 1 year ago

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Ublock+Ghostery+cookiebro+Firefox=too much?

I've had Firefox "armored" for a while - Ublock to block adds, Ghostery to block trackers and other things, Cookiebro to control who installs information on my computer. … (read more)

I've had Firefox "armored" for a while - Ublock to block adds, Ghostery to block trackers and other things, Cookiebro to control who installs information on my computer. The latest Firefox (63.0) now also has tracking protection. I've mostly been happy with the first three - is Firefox's new tracking protection overkill?? Maybe too much of a good thing, and if so which one should I get rid of??

Any suggestions? thnx,...

Asked by markeh 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Scroll boxes or drop-down list boxes on web pages are empty or go blank when I try to use them in my current of Firefox.

Drop-down lists or choice lists in boxes on web pages do not work on my latest release of Firefox. They worked before. I called the help desk of one web service I subsc… (read more)

Drop-down lists or choice lists in boxes on web pages do not work on my latest release of Firefox. They worked before. I called the help desk of one web service I subscribe to and they said to use Internet Explorer -- that their site didn't work with the latest version of Firefox. That makes no sense to me. I set the Permissions to allow pop-up windows but that didn't help. Is there a setting in the new content blocker that is causing this? Help!

Asked by Heberm 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Javascript that allows Log in on https://flylitchi.com/hub site does not work

When I click on Log in button on this webpage "https://flylitchi.com/hub" nothing happens. I have tried disabled the 4 add-ons I have installed and it makes no difference… (read more)

When I click on Log in button on this webpage "https://flylitchi.com/hub" nothing happens. I have tried disabled the 4 add-ons I have installed and it makes no difference. I don't have any privacy-related extensions installed.

This occasionally happens with other sites too, forcing me to switch to Edge or Chrome.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by nickell1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Movie Trailers or Clips will not play on Metacritic

Movie trailers will not auto-play after the 30 second intro ad. After the ad the video remains blank. This problem also exists when Firefox is restarted in safe mode. Wor… (read more)

Movie trailers will not auto-play after the 30 second intro ad.

After the ad the video remains blank.

This problem also exists when Firefox is restarted in safe mode.

Works fine when using other browsers such as Chrome or Edge!

Please look into this!

Asked by DeanA320 1 year ago

Answered by DeanA320 1 year ago

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Why is content blocking off when I start a FF Quantum private window on Ubuntu 18.04 and no other FF instance is running?

When I first start FF Quantum from the Unity Dash in Ubuntu 18.04, I select "Open a New Private Window". But when the new private window opens the Content Blocking switch… (read more)

When I first start FF Quantum from the Unity Dash in Ubuntu 18.04, I select "Open a New Private Window". But when the new private window opens the Content Blocking switch is always off. If I open a new tab the content blocking switch will show as on. So, is content blocking on or off after I start the first Private Window?

Asked by kcvearner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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embedded videos do not show for sites e.g. stuff.co.nz

This problem has been bugging me for ages. I've now finally got round to posting here for a solution!! I'm running the 64-bit version of Firefox 64.0 on Windows 10 Pro … (read more)

This problem has been bugging me for ages. I've now finally got round to posting here for a solution!! I'm running the 64-bit version of Firefox 64.0 on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

When I browse the news site https://www.stuff.co.nz/ and click on any article with embedded videos (& possibly "large images" as well), they do not show. An example of this is https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/109725873/apples-stark-warning-may-be-ominous-news-for-china. All I see below the "Gerry Shih <time, date, facebook etc icons>" line is a large white space, with the next bit of text below that starting "ANALYSIS: For most of the past two decades ....". The "most popular" section down the right edge is present. If you open the page in IE or Edge, the video shows (may take a couple of extra seconds to show after the page is shown, but it does appear).

If I disable *all* addons and restart firefox it still does not show. But if I start Firefox in safe mode, the video shows. Hence I suspect there is a setting in my firefox options or "about:config" that is causing it. However, I have been unable to figure out what might be that causing this and how to 'fix" it.

Does someone know what option/s or setting/s will be causing the videos to not show unless I start firefox in safe mode?

Asked by LudwigWN 1 year ago

Last reply by LudwigWN 1 year ago

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crackle.com accessible in Chrome but not in Firefox

I was trying to activate Crackle on my Roku box by going to crackle.com. The connection works but I just get a brief screen with three dots followed by a blank screen. … (read more)

I was trying to activate Crackle on my Roku box by going to crackle.com. The connection works but I just get a brief screen with three dots followed by a blank screen. However, I have no such problem in Chrome; if I go to crackle.com/activate I get a screen that allows me to enter an activation code. I've deactivated both Noscript and Adblock but it makes no difference. Although I solved my problem by activating via Chrome, I'd still like to know why the website crackle.com is inaccessible in Firefox.

Asked by Paul Abrahams 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago