Making Firefox Browser NEVER save cookies, files, etc EVER!

This is Firefox 82.0 (64-bit) for Apple Macintosh. No matter what I do, i cannot get Firefox browser to NOT STORE cookies, site data, and cache. I exit the browser, start… (read more)

This is Firefox 82.0 (64-bit) for Apple Macintosh. No matter what I do, i cannot get Firefox browser to NOT STORE cookies, site data, and cache. I exit the browser, start the browser back up and cookies, site data, and cache are ALWAYS still there n matter what my privacy settings are. My expectation is that I want Firefox to AUTOMATICALLY ''''NEVER'''' STORE cookies, site data, and cache. I also want FireFox to AUTOMATICALLY ALWAYS START in private browsing mode.

What settings do I change in order to NEVER have cookies, site data, and cache ever stored and to always automatically start my browser session in Private mode?

The settings as displayed in my attachment do not work and have never worked.

Is there a solution to this?

Asked by markjh10 31 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 minutes ago

Latest vrsion of Firefox is logging me out of sites.

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by r… (read more)

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by resetting profile, which I do NOT want to do.

Anyone have any suggestions other than the standard ones about cookies, preference settings having to do with cookies, private browsing, deleting all cookies, deleting cookies files in profile folder, extension issues, etc?

Thank you!

Asked by lkutchermusic 14 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 minutes ago

PLEASE help! I am trying to restore my open tabs which were cleared by a restart (Windows10)!

Hi, I am seeking a job and had a number of important tabs open when I had to restart my browser. Unfortunately, it was set to clear history on restart. Is there any way, … (read more)

Hi, I am seeking a job and had a number of important tabs open when I had to restart my browser. Unfortunately, it was set to clear history on restart. Is there any way, on a windows10 pc, to recover them? Are they stored anywhere?

Asked by cubswin60611 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Video not opening

I get this message “An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon Error code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID:2020-10-20:8117ac79cc43f4e46e86f86 Player Element I… (read more)

I get this message “An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon Error code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID:2020-10-20:8117ac79cc43f4e46e86f86 Player Element ID: video-21b240” when I click on an embedded video in the major online news outlet in New Zealand ‘ it seems to only occur with Firefox. Videos open when in safe mode.

Asked by Robert 22 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Forcing every video on a page to show tools

I am writing second time because something bugged and 10 mins of my text is gone... Is there a way to stop video on page faster than rmb on every video and then controls … (read more)

I am writing second time because something bugged and 10 mins of my text is gone...

Is there a way to stop video on page faster than rmb on every video and then controls and then when play/pause button is visible with other info like video lenght lmb on video to pause it? Like forcing browser to show video controls like this on every video on a page would be really nice because i often show controls to check how long video will be. Shouldn't it be like on youtube where you can see video controls just by moving your mouse over it and it auto dissaper after you stop moving it? Also there is really annoying bug or something, sometimes videos won't auto pause when i scroll down, and on pages with infinite stuff like 9gag it is really troublesome, you have to rmb then controls then lmb to stop it. Prevent videos from auto playing setting isn't working at all.

Asked by DoneDonedone 22 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Forced to create a new profile upon opening firefox

Has anyone found a solution for the following error message that occurs upon opening Firefox "You've launched an older version of Firefox" ? I have tried changing my prof… (read more)

Has anyone found a solution for the following error message that occurs upon opening Firefox "You've launched an older version of Firefox" ? I have tried changing my profile, setting a default profile, refreshing Firefox, and uninstalling and then re-installing Firefox. Even after installing the latest version of Firefox I still get the message that says I am launching an older version. Nothing has worked so far.

Asked by sdvestal 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Windows reset deleted Firefox along with bookmarks and passwords

My Microsoft Office would not update properly and my build (1803 or 1809?) kept getting a message about "End of Service, no longer supported and I needed to install updat… (read more)

My Microsoft Office would not update properly and my build (1803 or 1809?) kept getting a message about "End of Service, no longer supported and I needed to install update). I worked with a Microsoft Tech for two days and she was unable to get the update to complete successfully. The final step was to try do a Windows "Recovery" and run the "Reset this PC".

A message stated apps would be deleted but it also stated it would keep my "personal files".

Ultimately, the "Recover" and "Reset this PC" worked and I was finally able to update my Windows to build 1909. However, in the process it appears to have deleted Firefox and all my login data, websites, bookmarks, favorites and passwords.

Once again i worked with a Windows tech to see if we could get Firefox data back but the "Window.old" doesn't appear to have kept any Firefox data as every account "Administrator", "User", "My Name", Visitor and Default either have no Firefox folder, contains no files in the Firefox folder, or has a file with today's and is only a few kb's in size. Also, the Firefox "Import and Backup" feature doesn't have any files saved except one that is dated today has 11 items and is 1kb.

The Windows tech stated I may be able to contact Firefox and gain access to my information using my login, email, phone number type credentials to verify my identity.

As anyone reading this can understand I'm lost without this data. I have close to seven years worth of passwords, bookmarks and folders saved in that Firefox. I literally can't login to anything because not only do I not know the passwords but I don't know any of the login names either. This means resetting an account or password on a majority of my websites like banking, medical, etc...is virtually impossible.

Thanks in advance for anyone reading this and I hope what I'm asking makes sense.

Basically, I'm just hoping my information may be saved on the Firefox side a cloud server or something and I'm hopefully able to gain access to it talking to the community or Firefox tech support?

I do have access to my email on my phone but I can't see or reset the password on it either because it asks me to enter my email password in order to get to the area that allows me to reset the password.

Asked by AlatorreInWA 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

accessing my mail account on mail.com

When i try to access mail.com I get the mail.com access page but the button "login" does not work. If I use Chrome there is no problem. If I refresh Firefox everything wo… (read more)

When i try to access mail.com I get the mail.com access page but the button "login" does not work. If I use Chrome there is no problem. If I refresh Firefox everything works the first time and then reverts . This all started happening 1 week ago after years of no problems. has anybody any ideas?

Asked by jan109 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

"This page isn't redirecting properly"

I have added Firefox to my firewall settings but am still getting the attached message all of a sudden when trying to access a website link through a Facebook post. Just … (read more)

I have added Firefox to my firewall settings but am still getting the attached message all of a sudden when trying to access a website link through a Facebook post. Just started yesterday.

Asked by Windroselyrics 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Getting search results to open in a new tab instead of the current one

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and I can't figure out how to get back the old way. Does anybody know?

Asked by sideburns 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Addon popups (e.g. uBlock origin) do not contain anything on Nightly

Starting from the last week (as far as I can tell), the uBlock popup is not displaying anything on nightly (works fine on stable). Sometimes it displays the content befor… (read more)

Starting from the last week (as far as I can tell), the uBlock popup is not displaying anything on nightly (works fine on stable). Sometimes it displays the content before quickly going back to a blank state, but I have not been able to find out why.

Asked by mathieui 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Firefox won't start

Firefox was working normally earlier in the day. I'm not aware of any updates on my computer. I didn't install add-ins. When I click the firefox icon to launch the progra… (read more)

Firefox was working normally earlier in the day. I'm not aware of any updates on my computer. I didn't install add-ins. When I click the firefox icon to launch the program, the cursor momentarily has the hourglass symbol then nothing happens. There is not error message. Firefox is not shown in the task manager list. The firewall has mozilla firefox in the list of allowed programs. I've tried rebooting, reinstalling, the refresh tool, deleting appdata files, temp files, anything I could find in the registry with mozilla in the name, then rebooting again then reinstalling. I don't want to go back to Chrome... =(

Asked by scottlburnett 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Firefox 82 Crashes on Startup in Windows 10

Yesterday I updated Firefox to version 82 and now it won't start up, it seems to immediately crash. There is no error report dialog box. This is on Windows 10 with the la… (read more)

Yesterday I updated Firefox to version 82 and now it won't start up, it seems to immediately crash. There is no error report dialog box. This is on Windows 10 with the latest patches. I tried restarting the computer, installing Firefox 82 32-bit and 64-bit versions, uninstall + reinstall, and safe mode, but none of these work. (This is on a corporate laptop so I have a limited ability to change internal system settings.) The Windows error from the event log is:

Faulting application name: firefox.exe, version: 82.0.0.7592, time stamp: 0x5f8738dd Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.17763.1432, time stamp: 0x80224f6f Exception code: 0xc0000409 Fault offset: 0x00000000000a4740 Faulting process id: 0x2998 Faulting application start time: 0x01d6a816d74b6186 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: 5ed88218-3f48-47be-8c6c-aa5af98c902b Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

I installed Firefox 81 and that works fine, but it constantly tries to updated and every time I restart it crashes again. It also seems like I can't access my saved logins/passwords in this older Firefox version because it's using a different profile. I'm trying to avoid updating Firefox on my other Windows 10 computer in case it fails in the same way.

Please let me know if you need any more information. Thank you.

Asked by fgennari 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

A URL which previously worked, now goes to a 404 error. I've tried three browsers and get the same results.

I have a weather page (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KIDPLACE7) that has worked for years but it suddenly stopped working a couple of weeks ago. When I enter… (read more)

I have a weather page (https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KIDPLACE7) that has worked for years but it suddenly stopped working a couple of weeks ago. When I enter the URL, the correct page flashes on the screen for 2-3 seconds and then goes to a 404 error. I've tried Firefox, Chrome and IE. They all do the same thing. My buddy, who lives a couple of blocks away, says it works fine at his house. Another friend in another town can also load the page. It's just not working on my computer despite my taking all the steps suggested to resolve the problem

I have also noticed recently that a lot of URLs fail the first time saying that my computer can't make a secure connection but I just refresh the page and it connects every time. Not so with my weather page.

Asked by RedMist 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Cannot change the start up page

Hi there My start up page jhas been hijacked by v9-ap.com and keeps on showing a page for a turkish site 'Lider Haber' I have tried refreshing, using adaware and all sort… (read more)

Hi there My start up page jhas been hijacked by v9-ap.com and keeps on showing a page for a turkish site 'Lider Haber'

I have tried refreshing, using adaware and all sorts of anti virus

Mozilla cfg is // lockPref("browser.startup.page", 1); lockPref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://v9-ap.com?s=92663E31&p=54484550555A5A4C4559532D5043&g=5406EFB439567CFB70247BF3C02E9A31"); lockPref("pref.browser.homepage.disable_button.current_page", true); lockPref("pref.browser.homepage.disable_button.restore_default", true); lockPref("pref.browser.homepage.disable_button.bookmark_page", true);

Any ideas? I have even uninstalled and re-installed

Asked by k8lss 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

How do I enable java in Firefox 82 on Mac?

How do I enable java on Firefox 82 on my Mac? When I search it tells me to go to preferences/content .... I don't have a contents tab. Other solutions say type java in th… (read more)

How do I enable java on Firefox 82 on my Mac? When I search it tells me to go to preferences/content .... I don't have a contents tab. Other solutions say type java in the address bar... nothing.

Help?

Thx

Asked by Seevee7 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Firefox 82.0 Crashes on Startup - BEX64

After updating to 82.0, Firefox crashes on startup - no crash reporter come up. The error in the Application Event Log is below. Installing R81.0.2 works OK. Windows 1… (read more)

After updating to 82.0, Firefox crashes on startup - no crash reporter come up. The error in the Application Event Log is below. Installing R81.0.2 works OK. Windows 10 x64.

Fault bucket 1275581050191285046, type 5 Event Name: BEX64 Response: Not available Cab Id: 0

Problem signature: P1: firefox.exe P2: 82.0.0.7592 P3: 5f8738dd P4: ntdll.dll P5: 10.0.18362.1049 P6: b5beef21 P7: 00000000000a1170 P8: c0000409 P9: 000000000000000a P10:

Attached files: \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDE95.tmp.dmp \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDF71.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDFB0.tmp.xml \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDFCF.tmp.csv \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERE02E.tmp.txt

These files may be available here: \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_firefox.exe_1b544b54fcc252cdfdf6b194343645212cb8_9cb06cfd_72412bc8-45a1-4fdb-844b-7682c6d71920

Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: 0ccc8f5e-5764-4a93-a37d-10117de847df Report Status: 268435456 Hashed bucket: 62447e0c1c305c5161b3c634f2df0b36 Cab Guid: 0

Asked by Brett.Chapman 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago