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Forget browsing data when starting a private mode window

When I start a private window on FireFox, that same private window still has all the browsing history attached to my "normal" FireFox windows. Ideally, I'd like to start… (read more)

When I start a private window on FireFox, that same private window still has all the browsing history attached to my "normal" FireFox windows.

Ideally, I'd like to start Private Mode and have FireFox start from "zero": No access to past browsing data.

Is there a setting that allows for this?

Asked by j50 1 year ago

Last reply by r7pxrv 1 year ago

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How can I delete cache and cookies, but keep history, every time I close Firefox?

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed. When I close and reopen Firefox, the c… (read more)

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed.

When I close and reopen Firefox, the cookies are correctly deleted, but the cache is not. I have to manually go into this setting to delete them. This also happens if I go to the menu bar setting of 'history/clear recent history'.

I want to keep my history of where I've been, but clear clear cookies and the cache every time close.

This doesn't seem like an unreasonable request for a browser that bills itself as being privacy oriented, but I don't see how to do this. Doing banking, I have to manually go into Privacy each time to get this done to clear the site.

From looking at previous answers to this question it seems the current way Firefox is designed this is "not a bug, but a feature".

Using Firefox 99.0 on a 2017 Imac.

Asked by rockpapersizzors 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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screen sharing access

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entir… (read more)

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entire screen. But when I enable the checkbox for "Remember this decision" I get this warning: Firefox can not allow permanent access to your screen.

Why does this happen? Is it because I'm on a unbuntu or is it specific to ubuntu Catalina?

Asked by gowthamimulakala9036 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sign in password problem.

Hi, I hope someone can help me. I am an author and sell my book through KDP Amazon. Firefox is my default browser but will not let me log in to KDP. No problem with othe… (read more)

Hi, I hope someone can help me. I am an author and sell my book through KDP Amazon. Firefox is my default browser but will not let me log in to KDP. No problem with other websites including Amazon.com When I open the KDP log in page it accepts my email address but the password button has a row of asterix right across the window. I cannot delete whatever is in there or change the password via the forgotten password route. Thus to sign in to KDP I have to use an alternate browser. With both Opera and Chrome I can sign in with no problems. I have added a screenshot of the KDP log in which illustrates the problem. Grateful for any solution to this irritation. Thanks, Paul

Asked by paullie1 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

While using Firefox I am unable to access two of my online accounts, one for my VPN and one for my Credit Union. So I use Microsoft Edge to access these two websites with… (read more)

While using Firefox I am unable to access two of my online accounts, one for my VPN and one for my Credit Union. So I use Microsoft Edge to access these two websites with no issue. I get this security warning using Firefox: "Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.ftwccu.org. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

Asked by e59ken 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox blocks Pinterest after upgrading to FF 91.1164 bit from my old FF 52.9 32 bit ESR

"Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.pinterest.com because this website requires a secure … (read more)

"Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.pinterest.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.pinterest.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem."

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List Websites Given a Permission or more

It seems that there was an internal page for permissions, namely about:permissions. As I was trying to find an answer to my question, I found many volunteers at Mozilla S… (read more)

It seems that there was an internal page for permissions, namely about:permissions. As I was trying to find an answer to my question, I found many volunteers at Mozilla Support would talk about this, but what I'm asking for is different. I'm looking for a way to list websites per permission, that is, when I want to disable a permission for a bunch of websites at once, I specify the permission and remove the websites I do not want to have that permission. In one of the questions on the site, an extension called SQLite Manager was mentioned and seemed to be the solution. This extension, though, doesn't exist anymore. If what I'm looking for can be done through this extension, I'd like to know if there is an alternative. If it doesn't serve the purpose that I am talking about, I'd be happy to know if there is a different workaround.

Asked by Hassan Khalloof 2 years ago

Last reply by Hassan Khalloof 1 year ago

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not recognizing my device

why can't i log in to my Chase online account without a 2 step authorization process? i always get the message "we do not recognize this device" - then i have to enter a … (read more)

why can't i log in to my Chase online account without a 2 step authorization process? i always get the message "we do not recognize this device" - then i have to enter a code - WHY?

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Remember Download lastDir (real file system directory)

Hi, Downloading files to a system directory (Linux) such as /home/me/doc/here /home/me/doc/there Have Ask me where to save files checked. But lastDir is not a real dire… (read more)

Hi, Downloading files to a system directory (Linux) such as /home/me/doc/here /home/me/doc/there Have Ask me where to save files checked.

But lastDir is not a real directory I can navigate, such as /run/user/1000/doc/3dcccd48

This causes the user needs to navigate sometimes very long system directory tree for each successive file download.

In about:config I set:

 browser.download.lastDir 
 browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite	false	
 browser.open.lastDir

But every time these are obfuscated to something like: /run/user/1000/doc/3dcccd48

This introduces about 10 user interactions with mouse/keyboard for each file I download in succession.

How do I get FF to stop obfuscating real system directories for "lastDir"

Really really appreciate the help :)

Asked by tribhuvanji 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Primary password forgotten on a linux laptop. Now the primary password on my PC is changed.

I recently logged into my laptop, which has lubuntu installed on it, for the first time in some time. I had forgotten the primary password that I set in firefox on that m… (read more)

I recently logged into my laptop, which has lubuntu installed on it, for the first time in some time. I had forgotten the primary password that I set in firefox on that machine. I was confused about this and reset my Firefox account password with my recovery key. Now the primary password on my main desktop machine has changed and I am unable to use the password manager. I am afraid of losing all my saved logins and passwords. I tried resetting the primary password on the lubuntu laptop but the method in the help article did not work.

How is it possible that the primary password changed on my desktop machine? Please help, I do not want to lose all my password as I do not remember them all and some of them were automatically generated by firefox.

Asked by Kai 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox browser

I can't open anything in the browser. It always says "secure connection failed" and I cannot reach anything get anywhere within the use of the browser. No matter what I d… (read more)

I can't open anything in the browser. It always says "secure connection failed" and I cannot reach anything get anywhere within the use of the browser. No matter what I do try. I have looked at a number of workarounds posted online but nothing seems to work. I need some help. I use Windows 10

Asked by rgreen08 1 year ago

Last reply by liang2010 1 year ago

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PASSWORDS??

Hamburger menu PASSWORDS!!! It's open invitation to steal passwords!!! even from family members think about it!!!...Not that it's happen yet but...Ok scenario GUEST … (read more)

    • Hamburger menu PASSWORDS!!! It's open invitation to steal passwords!!! even from family members think about it!!!...Not that it's happen yet but...Ok scenario GUEST or THIEF using my laptop or desktop they open menu PASSWORDS BAMMMM out in open? Did you guys really think about that? maybe should be PASSWORD to open that in menu?...Not telling you to fix but please can you fix it ASAP?
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Security Risk : Add-on Installed itself and Disguised to look like another

I've been locked to google safe-search while on Firefox for a few days, despite my settings being set to unlock. After having gone through various settings, including my … (read more)

I've been locked to google safe-search while on Firefox for a few days, despite my settings being set to unlock. After having gone through various settings, including my AV I noticed that I had a strange looking symbol in my URL bar that was forcing safe=active on all google searches.

I have TrafficLight by Bit-defender Installed, and I noticed this symbol looked the EXACT same but belonged to another extension that I DID NOT install myself.

The name of the offending extension is "Preview of Parental Control: Family Friendly Filter" by Media Partners. [LINK] : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/family-friendly-filter/

The company name is Sketchy and I worried where it came from. I have uninstalled it, but I am seeking direction regarding where it may have come from. Could someone look at the extension and advise??

Asked by wanderingScholar 1 year ago

Last reply by wanderingScholar 1 year ago

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Not prompt to save password

My "save" passwords is enable, but I am not being prompted to save the login information for new websites as well as websites that are already saved but I have more than … (read more)

My "save" passwords is enable, but I am not being prompted to save the login information for new websites as well as websites that are already saved but I have more than one logins.

I thought if I edit one login, I could add or the system would ask me to replace or save as new, but it doesn't and I can't find why is it that I am not being prompt to save the information.

Not sure if its just this one page or other websites and it is just a setting that influence this behavior.

Any ideas? Thank you

Asked by lbenzamin 1 year ago

Last reply by lbenzamin 1 year ago

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Problem with privacy settings

I reset my privacy settings to "standard", as they were causing too many problems. I quit Firefox. Some websites (like Google) are still telling me that cookies are disab… (read more)

I reset my privacy settings to "standard", as they were causing too many problems. I quit Firefox. Some websites (like Google) are still telling me that cookies are disabled, when they are not and don't allow me to go to these websites. I attached 2 screen captures. Any reason for this and how to fix this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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Not Able To Use Google Search Engine Nor Open Google Website SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Whenever I try to open google or search anything, It shows this error and only button to Go Back Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential … (read more)

Whenever I try to open google or search anything, It shows this error and only button to Go Back

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure connection. What can you do about it?

www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust www.google.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Asked by harshit68rocking 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox 102 cannot open url in address bar, only searches

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine… (read more)

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine looking for that url, not opening the url itself. This has not happened before today. Is there a way to use the address bar only for opening addresses, and use the search bar for searching?

Asked by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

Answered by doctordruidphd 1 year ago