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Unique User ID in each FireFox install

Hi, It seems there is a Unique User ID in each FireFox install. This is how whatsapp can login again even without cookies. One can find in firefox BuildID ProductID Appli… (read more)

Hi,

It seems there is a Unique User ID in each FireFox install. This is how whatsapp can login again even without cookies. One can find in firefox BuildID ProductID ApplicationID EnrollmentIDs and about 32k more of telemetry data (see crash info), incl plenty of detailed hardware and software info that creates a fingerprint of the user. Who had that horrible idea?

This is VERY disconcerting given that you laud yourselves as privacy protectors.

Please explain why you collect all that data.

Asked by spdgnzls 1 month ago

Latest Firefox update 102.01

My firefox did an update today and I can not view many websites in my bookmarks. I tried to manually go to a website and still get the same error show below. An error oc… (read more)

My firefox did an update today and I can not view many websites in my bookmarks. I tried to manually go to a website and still get the same error show below. An error occurred during a connection to www.newsmax.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR Some websites I can view and others not. I did not have this problem till todays update. I also can not view non HTTPS websites. Basically all is not well.

Suggestions.

Asked by Rosecity 4 months ago

Last reply by Rosecity 4 months ago

Restore Bookmarks in Windows11 on new Desktop

On my old Desktop with Windows10, I created and saved my bookmarks as backup *.json file on my backup drive. How do I copy this backup to Firefox on my new Desktop with W… (read more)

On my old Desktop with Windows10, I created and saved my bookmarks as backup *.json file on my backup drive. How do I copy this backup to Firefox on my new Desktop with Windows11? When I installed Firefox on my new Desktop, I don't see any way to access bookmarks (because I haven't copied the *.ison file??)

Asked by JChris 4 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 4 months ago

Firefox Asked to be Refreshed--now it won't work and my bookmarks are all gone :(

Today firefox prompted me to "refresh" itself. After doing so, the icon is now blank and won't open saying it's damaged or incomplete. I restarted my mac to see if it mi… (read more)

Today firefox prompted me to "refresh" itself. After doing so, the icon is now blank and won't open saying it's damaged or incomplete. I restarted my mac to see if it might come back, but I continue to get the same error message that firefox is damaged or incomplete.

I downloaded firefox again, but didn't replace the original one on my computer and while it works. I've lost ALL my bookmarks. I waded through ways to get them back but don't believe I ever made a manual copy of my bookmarks.

Is there any way to restore them? I hadn't used a firefox account before either but just made one today.

Thanks

Struggling with bookmarks

Asked by woj.johnny 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox 102.0.1 update for macOS just killed pinch to zoom.

Worked flawlessly until .0.1 update. Now when I pinch out (or in) nothing happens. I checked about:config for pinch and all the settings seem to be properly in place. … (read more)

Worked flawlessly until .0.1 update. Now when I pinch out (or in) nothing happens. I checked about:config for pinch and all the settings seem to be properly in place.

Asked by gbs 4 months ago

Last reply by gbs 4 months ago

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stop search suggestions

I reinstalled Firefox and made sure that I had unticked the data and history boxes, and declined the search suggestions. Nevertheless, the first attempt at entering a sea… (read more)

I reinstalled Firefox and made sure that I had unticked the data and history boxes, and declined the search suggestions. Nevertheless, the first attempt at entering a search immediately called up millions of the things. At Chrome, I have learned a sequence of eight clicks, whereby I can, for just that one search, avoid those hideous suggestions. If I could have a no-click option at Firefox, I would stay here. Otherwise, can you tell me how to uninst... no, I can first have another look in Windows settings. Looked through the C drive, but I recall now there is an "uninstall programs" facility in Windows. So, if you are able to tell me how to switch off the suggestions, I will stay at Fireofox. If not, I won't. I can remember a Google (or Chrome) person talking on TV, about 15 yrs ago, about this new thing they had (search suggestions) that everyone would love. Four or five seconds into his talk, I knew that I hated it, and have never moved a millimeter away from that position.

Asked by mishasibiryak 4 months ago

Answered by mishasibiryak 4 months ago

search box on home page

i have had to reformat my imac and reload firefox how do i use the search box in the centre of my home page and not the one in the tool bar. every time i type in the box … (read more)

i have had to reformat my imac and reload firefox how do i use the search box in the centre of my home page and not the one in the tool bar. every time i type in the box it transfers to the tool bar. my home page search box has no arrow or spy glass at the end of it how do i get it to work again

Asked by angelvs2 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

Attachments in Yahoo mail are from todays FF update, not showing and pages for past few weeks have just been hanging?

Attachments in Yahoo mail are from todays FF update, not showing and pages for past few weeks have just been hanging? Windows 10, the reply from Yahoo, switch browser. Be… (read more)

Attachments in Yahoo mail are from todays FF update, not showing and pages for past few weeks have just been hanging? Windows 10, the reply from Yahoo, switch browser. Been using FF for years and really dont want to learn a new system!

Asked by changeittillitbreaks 4 months ago

Last reply by p18010231 4 months ago

installer files don't start when downloaded in firefox

hi, have downloaded installer file several times with Firefox and i end up always needing to download from another browser to get it to work. The installer this specific … (read more)

hi, have downloaded installer file several times with Firefox and i end up always needing to download from another browser to get it to work. The installer this specific time is xampp for windows. The download works well, the file goes to the right folder, but when i click on the installer, it leads to a new browser window (see pic1) and no matter what option i choose it never performs the installation. in the pic 2, u can see the applications options. I am really trying to give a shot at firefox but i always end up having to use another browser :-/. Thanks a lot for any help

Asked by netocarraro 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago

Issue when downloading files with several "." in name

When I download a file with several "." in name on the save box uses one of the words as extension instead of the real file extension. Example: When downloading the file … (read more)

When I download a file with several "." in name on the save box uses one of the words as extension instead of the real file extension.

Example:

When downloading the file "The.Talk.S12E187.720p.WEB.h264-DiRT.torrent" on the save box appears "The.Talk.S12E187.720p.WEB" with the extension "h264-DiRT" (Pic 1) I have to manualy change the extension type and name (Pic 2)

Tested in other broswers and work correctely.

Can you help ?

Asked by carlos86 4 months ago

Last reply by ling xiao 4 months ago

PortableApps.com Firefox Portable 102.01 Backup browser settings to a file and restore.

Hi, My two questions don't apply to the same situation, but each could be solved with one solution. The first question concerns a situation when something breaks & a… (read more)

Hi, My two questions don't apply to the same situation, but each could be solved with one solution.

The first question concerns a situation when something breaks & a quick restore & resume is wanted. The second question is about how to abbreviate setting up a new portable Firefox browser.

Firefox Portable 102.01 Portable from PortableApps.com 1.) Can browser settings be backed up to a file and restored? 2.) Is there away to setup a Firefox Portable config by executing some type of file that isn't overly complicated?

Lately, I find myself playing around with multiple instances of Firefox portable and redoing the config is tiresome. I looked for were the settings might be contained, but there might be more than one place depending on the setting.

Thanks for your time and consideration!

Digi

Asked by Digi-0 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago

Youtube TV won't play after 102.0.1 update

After receiving the Firefox update yesterday I can no longer get Youtube TV to work. The main site loads, along with video streaming in the main window of suggested chann… (read more)

After receiving the Firefox update yesterday I can no longer get Youtube TV to work. The main site loads, along with video streaming in the main window of suggested channels, but when I select a given channel, the video won't load and the icon spins, only to return an error message after a few seconds.

Have cleared cookies and cache, restarted Firefox and my Win 10 machine. Works fine in Chrome and all other non-Windows devices. Any thoughts on what can be done? TIA.

Asked by John Locke 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago

old bookmarks

I lost my bookmarks when I updated - I have a file on my desktop that is labeled old Firefox data. Nothing I can find explains how to get the old data file back into the … (read more)

I lost my bookmarks when I updated - I have a file on my desktop that is labeled old Firefox data. Nothing I can find explains how to get the old data file back into the new version. Some articles do talk about how to restore lost bookmarks but they all assume I can "see" the old files if I click on the restore tab in bookmarks. That will show me the Old Firefox Data folder, but when I open it none of the file folders appear to contain the HTML data needed.

I am 76 years old and not terribly computer literate. I need rudimentary explanations to solve my problem.

Failing that, can I just go back to my old version that worked?

Thanks,

Asked by Georgej46 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago