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Getting "connection not secure" at support.mozilla.org ...

... and every other site I visit (cnn.com, google.com, etc.) How do I fix this, or is an issue with 62.0? I had to use Chrome to even access mozilla.org. I can't get to a… (read more)

... and every other site I visit (cnn.com, google.com, etc.) How do I fix this, or is an issue with 62.0? I had to use Chrome to even access mozilla.org. I can't get to any website.

Asked by mtzjack 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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When will firefox work with jaws 2018?

hi, have got jaws 2018, latest update on a toshiba satellite pro 64 bit system c-50-a. now when i use jaws and firefox 61, and when 60 came out, had a few bugs. the freed… (read more)

hi, have got jaws 2018, latest update on a toshiba satellite pro 64 bit system c-50-a. now when i use jaws and firefox 61, and when 60 came out, had a few bugs. the freedomscientific engineers could not rectify or reproduce this problem. some times on a certain site http://www.ebroadcast.com.au, jaws links won't come up and have to press 7 or 8 times before it comes up. and if i am on http://www.jw.org and then try to download a mp3, it goes to the desktop. and on http://www.gmail.com, in my spam folder, the first checkbox with the x key, but then have to hit it twice to jump to the next check box and also on http://groups.io, if i try to enter on a link, took me to the desktop. that's why using google chrome. if maybe james the who is the accessibility lead at mozilla to e-mail and try to reproduce the issues. that's why i am using google chrome at the moment. if i download firefox 62, will these issues be fixed. thanks, in australia.

Asked by BlindBuddy53 2 years ago

Last reply by FFus3r 2 years ago

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Save link as using video downloadhelper to choose folder

Using Firefox Video Downloadhelper; can I simply Right Click the video and 'Save Link As...', in order to navigate the video to a folder of my own choosing? I do not l… (read more)

Using Firefox Video Downloadhelper; can I simply Right Click the video and 'Save Link As...', in order to navigate the video to a folder of my own choosing? I do not like the video going into a specially secreted folder videohelper sees fit to put it in. I do not know why they started to do it this way(?)

    Please provide detailed step by step instructions then I will be in no doubt what to do.  It is all becoming too complicated these days!

Asked by vinckles 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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After private browsing I have been inundated with spam

I visited some questionable websites in private browsing mode. Since then I have been receiving a large number of spam email. It seems private browsing is not private. … (read more)

I visited some questionable websites in private browsing mode. Since then I have been receiving a large number of spam email. It seems private browsing is not private.

Asked by Outback246 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Task manager shows 5 instances of Firefox running in the apps tab when there is only one.

When running firefox and checking task manager it shows ' Firefox (5) ' . There is only one tab of firefox open. Sometimes it seems to just lockup the web site I am vie… (read more)

When running firefox and checking task manager it shows ' Firefox (5) ' . There is only one tab of firefox open. Sometimes it seems to just lockup the web site I am viewing. This problem only seemed to start after the last Firefox update. Is it supposed to show that?

Asked by bruce1146 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Firefox seems to override my system's screen-saver settings

When reading a long article without any mouse movement or other activity, the screen reverts to my screen saver after about 2 -3 minutes. The Windows system is set for 2… (read more)

When reading a long article without any mouse movement or other activity, the screen reverts to my screen saver after about 2 -3 minutes. The Windows system is set for 2 hours. As far as I can tell, there are no add-ons or extensions that are doing this. Testing the same web sites using Chrome, I do not have the problem. Nor do I see it with other applications.

Asked by rdeschapelles 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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How do I get an answer from support? My topic IS NOT covered here.

None of these pages cover my topic but all you can seem to do is keep sending me to different effin pages. SO ONE MORE TIME. I DELETED MY FIREFOX PROFILE FROM MY COMPU… (read more)

None of these pages cover my topic but all you can seem to do is keep sending me to different effin pages. SO ONE MORE TIME. I DELETED MY FIREFOX PROFILE FROM MY COMPUTER BY ACCIDENT. IT IS NO LONGER THERE I CAN NOT REPAIR IT BECAUSE IT IS NO LONGER THERE. FIREFOX WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE IT CAN'T FIND MY PROFILE (well what was your first clue Col. Mustard?) ALL OF THE SUPPORT PAGES EXPLAIN HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM BY GOING TO MY PROFILE.... IT'S NOT THERE. IT HAS BEEN DELETED!!! Now I have tried uninstalling firefox. and then downloading and installing a new version.....IT STILL WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE IT CANNOT FIND MY PROFILE, BECAUSE MY PROFILE HAS BEEN DELETED.

Asked by kermit454 2 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 years ago

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How do I switch firefox to HTTPS from a proxey server on Tor?

TOR had become very slow to start and load up my home page. So I went to TOR broswer help and reset TOR browser. Now TOR is set to use a proxey server instead of HTTPS ev… (read more)

TOR had become very slow to start and load up my home page. So I went to TOR broswer help and reset TOR browser. Now TOR is set to use a proxey server instead of HTTPS everywhere. I can nolonger get online with TOR. I'm using Firefox as my TOR browser. Please tell me how to switch my browser back to HTTPS. Thank you.

Asked by dczzzzzzz 2 years ago

Answered by Mkll 2 years ago

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Addons / Extensions / Plugins Safety

I have always been a firm believer in an addon-free life. I avoid third-party addons like the plague because I've always been paranoid of their capabilities of stealing d… (read more)

I have always been a firm believer in an addon-free life. I avoid third-party addons like the plague because I've always been paranoid of their capabilities of stealing data and sharing sensitive information.

But I'm starting to really get tired of ads, and after looking at some plugins available, I've decided I need to make certain aspects of my browser easier to use. OneTab for example is looking like something that would reduce a lot of headache in my life.

I decided to check up on Mozilla and their advice regarding addon safety, and came across this page: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/02/01/understanding-extension-permission-requests/

and on that page, I came across this part of the article:


How do I stay safe? While there is an element of risk to installing any third-party software, there are a few simple best practices you can follow to reduce it. Is the extension made by a reputable developer? Are the user ratings high? Are the permission requests consistent with the features of the extension?


I have a bone to pick with this guideline or, "best practice".

Is the extension made by a reputable developer? Are the user ratings high?

First of all, does the fact that a reputable developer made the addon have any bearing on whether the addon is safe?

And second of all, the reputation of the developer is directly influenced by the user-ratings a developer's addon/s receive.

Google and Facebook are both majorly reputable companies, and they sell your data like Lemonade on a summer's day.

More importantly, user-ratings are only an indication of how well the advertised functions of the addon work. And I bet any addon developer who is developing an addon to do dirty work in the background, is definitely going to make sure that the advertised functions of the addon are in proper working order.

Another issue here is that, user-ratings consist primarily of users....The average Joe, not by security researchers, or even developers/coders. Does the average Joe really leave a user rating behind based on how safe he thinks the addon is?

Just a thought. Telling people that a "best practice" for determining the safety of an addon should factor in the user-rating seems a little misleading.

Regardless though, can Firefox not have a function that tells you what kind of info an addon is passing over the internet?

Thanks.

Asked by jasunx 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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What is up with the new info box above peoples comments telling me their "also likes" and how do I get rid of it?

How do I get rid of the little "Also likes" gray tab above everyones comments on a post? How do I get rid of it on my comments that others can see? Maybe I don't want to … (read more)

How do I get rid of the little "Also likes" gray tab above everyones comments on a post? How do I get rid of it on my comments that others can see? Maybe I don't want to share that information and maybe others don't want that shared either. I really don't want to see what someone else likes. Please tell me how to turn it off.

Asked by Ophiucus1 2 years ago

Last reply by FFus3r 2 years ago

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Will Firefox EVER have a skin equivalent to Walnut 2?

I started using the original Firefox (nee Mozilla in a browser & email package) when it was first publicly available. And have used it in my university classrooms an… (read more)

I started using the original Firefox (nee Mozilla in a browser & email package) when it was first publicly available. And have used it in my university classrooms and personally many years. Now, I am looking for an alternative that can give a) the common functions in today's browsers and b) the "skin" add-on Walnut 2. The current Walnut 2 imitations are, simply, just pathetic. So, I pose the question: Will Firefox EVER have a skin equivalent to Walnut 2? A followi-on question: Has the author of Walnut 2 ever been asked to participate in Firefox?

Asked by russianblue2 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Can the white flash when reloading be changed to dark gray?

I like dark themes, they are easy on the eyes especially north of the equator. When you reload any web page there is a brief white flash before the web page is drawn, ca… (read more)

I like dark themes, they are easy on the eyes especially north of the equator.

When you reload any web page there is a brief white flash before the web page is drawn, can this be changed to a different color, e.g. dark gray? The white flash is distracting especially if you have a browser running on a second monitor, and blinding if on the primary monitor.

I have tried various dark themes, as well as .CSS files, nothing makes a difference. It seems to be a default built in feature of Firefox version 62.0?

Asked by hotchillies 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How to stop Microsoft from messing with my Windows 10 installation of FireFox

There are news reports that Microsoft has implement a patch that interferes with use of FireFox. I don't want to install any Microsoft Windows 10 updates that implement… (read more)

There are news reports that Microsoft has implement a patch that interferes with use of FireFox. I don't want to install any Microsoft Windows 10 updates that implements this annoying nonsense. Is Monzilla going to provide a patch to disable this JUNKWARE! I'm trying to avoid installing any MS Patch that implement this junk... Does anyone know the patch number where they implement this annoyance?

Asked by rjh279 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and noticed that every search has a "canonical" tag/tracker attached to it. How do i disable/remove this tracker?

Would like to know how to disable this tracker. Happens anytime i search something. "Search URL"&t=canonical&ia=web Doesn't present a good image of a browser tha… (read more)

Would like to know how to disable this tracker. Happens anytime i search something. "Search URL"&t=canonical&ia=web Doesn't present a good image of a browser that's expose to be about privacy..

Asked by QuantumDS 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago