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Firefox has been depreciating extensions and native add-ons in favor of high level JS add-ons; and moving away from Adobe flash and NNAPI support. All this is culminatin… (read more)

Firefox has been depreciating extensions and native add-ons in favor of high level JS add-ons; and moving away from Adobe flash and NNAPI support. All this is culminating in making it difficult to support Microsoft ClickOnce applications on FireFox (and Chrome) platforms.

There are two issues at hand: 1/ To launch an application that will initiate the ClickOnce .NET launcher 2/ To launch the installed application

Both from the web application. To put this into context the business application launches a scanning device for a Saas application. I have been using Microsoft Net Framework Assistant extension for many years and recently Firefox admin has removed it. To further compound the problem; Chrome and Firefox are both dropping NNAPI:

3/ How to launch on the OSX platform (not a Click-Once app)

Chrome (yes I know this is a Firefox forum) is going PPAPI. Firefox has no plans for PPAPI - stating that WebAPI should be sufficient for mime support. However, in context of Click-Once I am not sure.

So, I am reaching out to you. I am a developer and am not adverse to writing my own solution if you can point me in the right direction for the technologies I need to use. Any advice and support will be greatly appreciated.

The question simply put: How can I launch a Click-Once package from within a Firefox hosted web page and have it install and launch the application? I am OK with asking the user to install an extension/plugin/add-on (but given the industry - this will either have to be a commercial solution or one I write).

Asked by mfarrow 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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I was away from home for 5 days and Mozilla was stripped from pc.

The only thing I have left of Mozilla is the icon on my desktop. When I finally opened my email, everything was changed -- from appearance and priorities all the way to t… (read more)

The only thing I have left of Mozilla is the icon on my desktop. When I finally opened my email, everything was changed -- from appearance and priorities all the way to the taskbar, which was GONE. I'm not a computer expert, but this is weird. Any idea what might have happened or who might have sabotaged me?

Asked by SavedByHisGrace 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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In Firefox 55 (2017) does it still make sense to move the cache to RAM?

I refer to the classic case where I have an SSD and don't want to "consume" it by watching endless videos on YouTube (and/or other sites) that are being buffered to the d… (read more)

I refer to the classic case where I have an SSD and don't want to "consume" it by watching endless videos on YouTube (and/or other sites) that are being buffered to the disk. Or does the buffering of such videos occur in RAM by default in Firefox?

I also want to speed up Firefox at the maximum.

What are the downsides of having the entire cache in RAM and, if none, why isn't the default instalation with no cache at all on the disk (browser.cache.disk.enable = false) ?

What is the best configuration of Firefox (regarding cache) on a laptop with the an SSD and 4 GB of RAM?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by PopStarWannabe 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Do you have a single diagram that labels all the possibe major browser components?

Since things keep changing at light-speed these days, do you have a single diagram that shows all of Firefox's main elements with all their names? For example, what your … (read more)

Since things keep changing at light-speed these days, do you have a single diagram that shows all of Firefox's main elements with all their names? For example, what your developers call the "navigation bar" is where the "location bar" is, followed by the the "search bar" , with several interspersed areas that include both Firefox standard icons and some add-ons' icons. (I don't know what those interspersed areas are called.) Your help info now refers to an awesome bar, which is apparently another name for a souped-up location/address/URL bar (per "Awesome Bar - Search your Firefox bookmarks, history and tabs from the address bar"). You've got a relatively new blue down-arrow control on the nav bar which provides a drop-down tray, whose name again I know not. There are also bookmark, add-on (now discouraged, I think), and additional bars that may be added, and perhaps others.

I don't want to become a developer. I just want to know how to use the customization features. If you don't already have it, a single diagram that shows the browser with all its optional parts would be *better* than a thousand words (in articles like "Awesome bar" and "Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars"), just to orient users (and hopefully keep them updated with changing versions and labels).

Thanks again fo your assistance.

Asked by JeffQ 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Does Firefox on Linux needs capability CAP_SYS_ADMIN to work properly?

I'm using AppArmor on my system (Gentoo, vanilla kernel 4.9). I discovered that every time Firefox starts is trying to get very powerful CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability. Does F… (read more)

I'm using AppArmor on my system (Gentoo, vanilla kernel 4.9). I discovered that every time Firefox starts is trying to get very powerful CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability. Does Firefox drop this capability before process handles external data/access internet? Does denying this capability have any negative consequences? EDIT: I just found out Firefox is using this capabilities to sandbox itself. Its great but default AppArmor policies like http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/apparmor/apparmor-profiles_2.12-4_all.deb will deny CAP_SYS_ADMIN. Does Mozilla have any communication channels with major distributions or should i file bug reports myself?

Asked by anon432 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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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I've been using Firefox for years... but don't have password? Have never had a password.

I don't know if I'm a member of Firefox or not... Been using it for years but have never had a Password. While here...do not understand the article from Healthgrades -- l… (read more)

I don't know if I'm a member of Firefox or not... Been using it for years but have never had a Password.

While here...do not understand the article from Healthgrades -- ll about COPD looks like advertising to me.

Asked by wait4ME 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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HI, Last two days I have face problem for calling facebook sharing window it is thirdparty call so pls allow call in firefox browser other browser it is working

I have give Facebook third-party call on client page but currently it is not working on Firefox it shows the "X-Frame-Options" issue please solve it.

Asked by mark27henry 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Will Firefox include a built-in VPN?

Hey all, The Developer version of Opera now includes a free and unlimited built-in VPN. I have clung to Firefox for years because of its features and open-source nature b… (read more)

Hey all, The Developer version of Opera now includes a free and unlimited built-in VPN. I have clung to Firefox for years because of its features and open-source nature but Opera is now making a very good case to switch as a VPN seems a very important addition to a browser. Are there any knows plans for Firefox to develop a similar feature in the coming releases? So far, no add-on has really convinced me of its reliability in this matter. Best, Lou

Asked by loudrou 4 years ago

Last reply by philipp 4 years ago

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I need to find out about compatibility

I have some compatibility questions. We are running Firefox version 55.0.1. I am wondering the following: Is this version supported on MS Server 2016? Is this version su… (read more)

I have some compatibility questions. We are running Firefox version 55.0.1. I am wondering the following:

Is this version supported on MS Server 2016? Is this version supported on Citrix XenApp 7.15 or is an update required? If an update is required is it okay to run it unsupported?

Asked by Julie93 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users using the same username and password

We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users, using the same username and password, when dialing user No. 9, user No. 1 wiil be removed? The pro… (read more)

We are a school trying to connect with more than 8 simultaneous users, using the same username and password, when dialing user No. 9, user No. 1 wiil be removed? The problem does not occur with "Internet Explorer or Chrome, what do I do?" Bjarne IT support, KonTiki school bjarne.irlind at kontiki-skolen dk mobil tlf: + ....

Asked by EgoBjarne 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Forced updates is absolutely lame

Background: Was forced to upgrade to version 65 which broke the tabs on bottom setting. Tried to install a ESR version but it kept crashing. Went back to version 64 whi… (read more)

Background:

Was forced to upgrade to version 65 which broke the tabs on bottom setting. Tried to install a ESR version but it kept crashing. Went back to version 64 which was immediately forced to upgrade to the broken version again (which I didn't allow).

The problem is this. The people who have implemented this forced upgrade feature are probably using Windows 10 (forced updating) and are used to being treated like second class citizens by Microsoft. Forced upgrading is completely inappropriate. I've used browsers since Netscape, all of the Firefox versions, rarely use any other browser. Never had a problem except with your forced updates.

Lucky for me I found the registry fix for admins to disable updates. Reasonably inconvenient but a hell of a lot better than putting up with forced updates that break the browser.

Question:

How about bringing back the choice to upgrade. How about, at least giving two reminders to upgrade and then disabling the messaging. This messaging is extremely disrespectful - i.e. we are going to keep on annoying you until you upgrade (to a broken system).

Asked by NormmroN 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Did plugin.load_flash_only get re-enabled in Firefox 55? I thought this was depricated in Firefox 53.

I was troubleshooting an issue where Firefox was not loading an Extension as expected in Firefox 55 32bit. From looking at the Javascript calls the old Plugin which is st… (read more)

I was troubleshooting an issue where Firefox was not loading an Extension as expected in Firefox 55 32bit. From looking at the Javascript calls the old Plugin which is still available was able to be loaded by Firefox. We found that plugin.load_flash_only was set to False on the affected browser. When we changed this back to plugin.load_flash_only = True, the extension then properly loaded.

I thought from documentation that the workaround was disabled in Firefox 53+? Was this recently changed or inadvertently re-enabled?

Asked by olesideburns 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How I can download firefox for organization?

Раньше был путь release - firefox for organization а теперь его найти не могу. Как скачать ESR версию? Where link for download firefox for organization? … (read more)

Раньше был путь release - firefox for organization а теперь его найти не могу. Как скачать ESR версию?


Where link for download firefox for organization?

Asked by Maxim_al 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago