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All saved passwords have been deleted after a computer crash

I had a computer crash - it happened when I was in the process of closing one Firefox window. After a reload, I find that all saved passwords after 2018 have been delete… (read more)

I had a computer crash - it happened when I was in the process of closing one Firefox window.

After a reload, I find that all saved passwords after 2018 have been deleted. Luckily I am one of these persons that ignores advice to regularly change a password and have managed to restore most of these from memory. However, that still leaves a gmail account and reddit that I cannot log into, nor have the passwords written down.

Nothing else has been affected. Bookmarks, recent history are all there. I was even able to do a Session Restore on the pages I had open. All that is missing is about four years of saved passwords. Even the predictive text that pops the user name into the prompt for a login has gone.

Is there any way that all the passwords that should be there can be restored? Are they sitting somewhere on the computer? I don't mind manually restoring them if need be but I would like to get into these accounts.

Asked by Lover_of_Goats 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Previous windows not opening at Startup

Hi there, "Open previous windows and tabs" is checked but it's not working. I had to go to history and opened it. It's happening for the last several weeks. Pls, let m… (read more)

Hi there,

"Open previous windows and tabs" is checked but it's not working. I had to go to history and opened it. It's happening for the last several weeks.

Pls, let me know what to do. MD

Asked by asiuzzaman 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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logins file corrupted and "Account disconnected notice"

Hello, I'm unable to access my Firefox logins. I followed some of the advice on here and discovered that my login files appear to be corrupted (logins.json.corrupt). I tr… (read more)

Hello, I'm unable to access my Firefox logins. I followed some of the advice on here and discovered that my login files appear to be corrupted (logins.json.corrupt). I tried some of the suggested methods, but I can't re-establish access to my logins.

I'm not sure if this is related, but when I click on the Applications menu, though my profile is there, it says "Account disconnected" next to a warning sign.

Please help... I've been saving my passwords and logins here for years. Any advice welcome. Many thanks in advance.

PS... yes, I know I should have backed them up somewhere, I'll never repeat this mistake.

Asked by t_simpson28 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Opening New Tabs without Switching

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off. What I want to do is be … (read more)

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off.

What I want to do is be able to open new tabs from my bookmarks bar without immediately switching to them. Regardless of middle mouse click or right click and open new tab. Considering the mentioned setting is turned off I would assume that would solve the problem but it hasn't. It has however made it so when I'm browsing or looking through search engine results it doesn't open a new tab right away. But when I have a home/new tab open and am opening tabs from my bookmarks bar, it unfortunately switches to the new tab immediately. I have had this working on a previous install but am stumped as how to replicate.

Any help appreciated, thank you!

Asked by novagriffin14 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 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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Websites don't load correctly

Hi, when I visit some websites, the pages do not work properly. The page does not want to upload properly and links on the page do not work. Can't log in to a page I have… (read more)

Hi, when I visit some websites, the pages do not work properly. The page does not want to upload properly and links on the page do not work. Can't log in to a page I have the latest version installed.

Asked by 20tassar 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Options when right-clicking Firefox in Taskbar

When I right click Firefox in my taskbar I have a list of "recent" links show up. I have turned this off in about:config but they still show up. Any suggestions? … (read more)

When I right click Firefox in my taskbar I have a list of "recent" links show up. I have turned this off in about:config but they still show up. Any suggestions?

Asked by Doug Sheppard 2 years ago

Answered by Doug Sheppard 2 years ago

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Redirects

Every time I enter a link to a google service, I see a notice that says "Your should be redirected in a moment..." and then I get redirected to the Stanford University we… (read more)

Every time I enter a link to a google service, I see a notice that says "Your should be redirected in a moment..." and then I get redirected to the Stanford University website (https://pass.stanford.edu/signin.html). It is not a specific website redirecting me, but rather some algorithm is detecting a google link and sending me to Stanford University instead . For instance, if I paste in a link to a particular location in Google Maps, I will end up at Stanford instead. I have no idea how to fix this, but it makes me avoid Firefox and use Chrome because Chrome does not redirect. I would rather use Firefox.

Asked by bruce98 2 years ago

Answered by bruce98 2 years ago

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Unwelcome pop-up on download

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of t… (read more)

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of the icons I use for downloading images which is frustrating. If I right click on any of the downloads one of the options is to Clear Preview Panel, so I assumed it was called Preview Panel, but help does not know about that and I can't find how to stop it coming up (it used not to until I did something, I don't know what) It's driving me crazy.

Asked by Bazza43 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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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 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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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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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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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

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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