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Unusual Firefox browser caching behaviour

A recent update to Firefox browser seems to have changed how caching works for websites. I've noticed it mainly with Reddit and their 'random' feature. I can only go to o… (read more)

A recent update to Firefox browser seems to have changed how caching works for websites. I've noticed it mainly with Reddit and their 'random' feature. I can only go to one random sub-reddit and then from that point forward it will only go to that same sub-reddit when I hit the Random link. For instance if I hit random and it takes me to say www.reddit.com/r/Ohio/ then from that point on I only get the Ohio sub-reddit when clicking the Random link. If I clear my cache and reopen Firefox I again get one click on Random and then any further clicks take me to the first, random sub-reddit.

This is not replicated in Microsoft Edge or with Firefox in private windows. I have disabled all of addons to see if one of them was causing this behaviour but it made no change.

Asked by dominexjudex 2 years ago

Last reply by dominexjudex 2 years ago

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firefox is not normal wants me to download the browser i have an acct for long time had a virus last night but windows defender caught it and removed it my colors are all gone too along with file view etc on top line

im afraid to download anything. i should not have to download firefox browser, i have been using this acct for years. i tried to update ccleaner last nite and windows def… (read more)

im afraid to download anything. i should not have to download firefox browser, i have been using this acct for years. i tried to update ccleaner last nite and windows defender caught a trojan but removed it right away all other places i have been were fine today what happened to my firefox and duckduck go etc

Asked by memok 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Desktop Shortcut

When I drag the padlock to my desktop to create a shortcut, only a generic page image appears as the icon. How can I get Firefox to include a UNIQUE icon for each webpage… (read more)

When I drag the padlock to my desktop to create a shortcut, only a generic page image appears as the icon. How can I get Firefox to include a UNIQUE icon for each webpage? Other browsers, such as Brave, create an icon that is unique for the website it references. This makes it VERY easy to locate and organize all the shortcuts on my desktop.

The images I have included show the (in my opinion) ugly/useless Firefox icon vs. the aethestic/useful Brave icon.

Asked by sparks7120 2 years ago

Last reply by sparks7120 2 years ago

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Missing Content Security Policy enable/disable setting on about:config

Hello, I noticed that a setting on the about:config page was removed: the "security.csp.enable" setting. I was using this setting to disable CSP to be able to load local… (read more)

Hello,

I noticed that a setting on the about:config page was removed: the "security.csp.enable" setting. I was using this setting to disable CSP to be able to load local JS scripts on some non-locally hosted sites, for debugging and development, work related purposes.

Was this setting really removed? Is there a way to disable CSP on Firefox on the latest version?

Thanks! Gabriel.

Asked by gabrielmuttiteixeira 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox peculiarities

1. What do I need to do so that when I answer questions in an online survey by checking a box a mark actually shows up in that box? Increasingly the box remains blank but… (read more)

1. What do I need to do so that when I answer questions in an online survey by checking a box a mark actually shows up in that box? Increasingly the box remains blank but I know my question -- which I hope was entered in the right box -- was registered because the "Next" button works.

2. Also, more and more I cannot connect to a website that Firefox thinks may not be safe but it is and I have to "temporarily" inactivate the block. How can we fix that?'

Asked by Em-Ess 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Sorry! 0 results found for ‘With the update installed today 4-14-22 my tabs would not restore. Solution present via google are 3 years or more old and not applicable. Please help me restore my previous tabs from yesterday’ for ‘Firefox’

Sorry! 0 results found for ‘With the update installed today 4-14-22 my tabs would not restore. Solution present via google are 3 years or more old and not applicable. Ple… (read more)

Sorry! 0 results found for ‘With the update installed today 4-14-22 my tabs would not restore. Solution present via google are 3 years or more old and not applicable. Please help me restore my previous tabs from yesterday’ for ‘Firefox’

Asked by sbdick1945 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How to view all synched tabs from all devices

my computer broke about 2 months back and i am wondering if i can access the tabs from that device from another device since the original was synced (or i.e. is the a fun… (read more)

my computer broke about 2 months back and i am wondering if i can access the tabs from that device from another device since the original was synced (or i.e. is the a function in Firefox that lets me see all synced tabs from all connected devices)

going to the regular synced tab area there isn't anything from that computer there,

Firefox v.99.0

Asked by max.joho7 2 years ago

Answered by max.joho7 2 years ago

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HOW to stop searches from the URL box which is not long enough to show complete results. and mouse over does not work either. I want to search from the middle of the home page. Security issue? I will take the risk.

HOW do I stop searches from happening in the URL box? This is DRIVING ME CRAZY. The URL box is not long enough to show complete results and mouse over does not work eithe… (read more)

HOW do I stop searches from happening in the URL box? This is DRIVING ME CRAZY. The URL box is not long enough to show complete results and mouse over does not work either, so I PREFER to TAKE THE RISK and search from the search box on the middle of the home page. WHY has FF taken this control away from us? If it is a security issue, I would take the risk as the current problem makes the search suggestions limited in value since you cant see the complete suggestion UNLESS you go to the site

Asked by BertD FireFox 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't login to Firefox account, don't have a two-step authentication app configured for the account, can’t find recovery codes and don’t have a logged-in device

I cannot access my primary Firefox account, don't have a two-step authentication app configured for the account, can't find recovery codes, and don't have a logged-in dev… (read more)

I cannot access my primary Firefox account, don't have a two-step authentication app configured for the account, can't find recovery codes, and don't have a logged-in device. In addition, I subscribe to premium services linked to the affected Firefox account, so I'm now unable to access them as well. To ask this question, I created a new Firefox account.

What should I do now? It seems I'm stuck paying for services I can no longer access. I can't even cancel the premium services since I can't access the affected Firefox account. How can I contact Mozilla Corp?

Asked by rtrimble41 2 years ago

Last reply by rtrimble41 2 years ago

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Are McAfee LiveSafe (on Windows 11) and Mozilla Firefox with Mozilla VPN (have and prefer) compatible?

New computer, running Windows 11, McAfee LiveSafe came with for 30 day trial. I use Firefox, have since 1997. Just added Mozilla VPN. Old computer ran Xubuntu. Windows 11… (read more)

New computer, running Windows 11, McAfee LiveSafe came with for 30 day trial. I use Firefox, have since 1997. Just added Mozilla VPN. Old computer ran Xubuntu. Windows 11 needs antivirus because it's Windows. So. How compatible are McAfee LiveSafe and Firefox with Mozilla VPN? What suggestion, if any, does Mozilla have for an antivirus program that will work well for Windows 11 but not mess with Firefox and Mozilla VPN? Thank you.

Asked by mwhesapa 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Firefox browser is now blocking pop-ups and I can't get into my account

Unable to access some of my accounts. Firefox is blocking pop-ups Block third party cookies, Cookie tracking, Cross site tracking Something is different and I need help t… (read more)

Unable to access some of my accounts. Firefox is blocking pop-ups Block third party cookies, Cookie tracking, Cross site tracking Something is different and I need help to fix these issues.

Asked by densusiemt 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox passwords

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i n… (read more)

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i need them. Any help would be great

Asked by Dudman 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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firefox sync server reverse proxy not working

I'm self hosting a firefox sync server on unraid. If I set it up on the local network, it works. I use this public address in the docker container http://localhost:5000… (read more)

I'm self hosting a firefox sync server on unraid. If I set it up on the local network, it works. I use this public address in the docker container http://localhost:5000 and the about:config server as identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://localhost:5000/token/1.0/sync/1.5.

Now if I switch to my reverse proxy, I use this public address in the docker container http://firefox.mydomain.com and the about:config server as identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://firefox.mydomain.com:5000/token/1.0/sync/1.5. It does not sync. I get an error if I use that url in the browser link. If I make it http://firefox.mydomain.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5 (taking out the port number), my browser displays a json page. But if I remove the port number in the about:config and make it identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://firefox.mydomain.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5, it logs me out of the firefox account.

The reverse proxy is passing port 5000 through, so that is why not specifying it returns a valid browser page. The about:config seems to need the port specified to work. Otherwise I'm getting logged off. Is there a workaround to this?

Asked by firefox1812 2 years ago

Last reply by firefox1812 2 years ago

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Mozilla Firefox ver. 50 not prompting user to install Java plug-in for legacy website

I have a user who runs SRS/Crystal Reports on their Windows 11 Lenovo laptop, but every time we go to the website where a Java-enabled pop-up window for viewing spreadshe… (read more)

I have a user who runs SRS/Crystal Reports on their Windows 11 Lenovo laptop, but every time we go to the website where a Java-enabled pop-up window for viewing spreadsheets is supposed to load we keep getting a "A plugin is required to play this content" error message, but no option to install/approve the running of Javascript.

I have downloaded and installed the JRE and JDK on the endpoint device, but still no luck getting Firefox to load it. I am running the 32-bit version of the web browser, not 64-bit, so I am kind of stumped about how to proceed from here.

Is there a place I can manually download/install these Java plug-ins?

Thanks.

Asked by kris.robinson 2 years ago

Answered by kris.robinson 2 years ago

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Can't find how to scan QR code when trying to add my Android phone to Firefox

I am trying to add my Android phone as a device to Firefox. I initially invoked the code scanner next to the search bar, but got a message saying that the code had to be … (read more)

I am trying to add my Android phone as a device to Firefox. I initially invoked the code scanner next to the search bar, but got a message saying that the code had to be scanned from within the Firefox app. So I installed the app and followed these instructions entitled "Connect Another Device".

• If you haven't already, install Firefox on your mobile device. • Open Firefox on your mobile device. • Open the menu, tap Settings and select Turn on Sync. • Scan this code:

There is no Turn on Sync option in the Settings menu. I have looked in every menu item that appears even remotely related to syncing with a QR code or adding a device and come up empty.

I found this exact issue in two existing questions, but neither of them had ever been answered, which makes me less than confident that mine will. If there is a Turn on Sync option in Settings, and I just overlooked it, please explain step-by-step where I can find it. If there really is no Turn on Sync option, please provide an alternate method of adding my Android phone.

Thanks.

Asked by Daryl 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago