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Is there a way to disable the browser saving my input on text fields?

I'm talking about how when you go to fill out a text input, it'll suggest that input next time you go to a similar field. Well, that system just saved my social security … (read more)

I'm talking about how when you go to fill out a text input, it'll suggest that input next time you go to a similar field. Well, that system just saved my social security number as an input after I filled out a government form. I would like to turn this feature off now, and delete the history of it if I can. Is there a way I can do that?

I'd attach an example image of a different website, but the box goes away when trying to take a screenshot.

Asked by magicalusf 5 days ago

Answered by magicalusf 4 days ago

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Popup messages from browser.

Hello, After update to firefox 127 for linux I get popup messages every time I visit a site. A typical message is e.g. for google.com: www.google.com 1 Any hints? Thank… (read more)

Hello, After update to firefox 127 for linux I get popup messages every time I visit a site. A typical message is e.g. for google.com:

www.google.com 1

Any hints? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Patreas Achaios 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Firefox forces https in address bar

FF keeps replacing http://mysite.domain.net:3344 with httpS://mysite.domain.net:3344 whatever I try to fix this behavior. Thing is that I own this server and there e… (read more)

FF keeps replacing

http://mysite.domain.net:3344 with httpS://mysite.domain.net:3344

whatever I try to fix this behavior. Thing is that I own this server and there ever was't any SSL implemented. I mean this - never.

Other browsers (Chromium, Chrome, Opera) don't take such a forcing action, website opens like a charm. Why FF thinks it knows better which URL I really want to open?

I already googled _a lot_ in order to find solution, but no one worked.

Setup: Debian 11 Mate no proxy and no separate "internet security" stuff on laptop (other browsers with default settings confirm that) FF 102.11.0 ESR 64 no addons (all switched off)

already tried: browser.urlbar.autoFill false browser.cache.check_doc_frequency 1 network.stricttransportsecurity.preloadlist false browser.fixup.fallback-to-https false dom.security.https_first false

What else I could do to stop this madness? Thank you in advance for any help

Asked by Godyay 1 year ago

Answered by Godyay 1 year ago

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Firefox Extensions Not Showing On Toolbar

I see where other people have posed this question but the procedure offered is not available to me. I am using Firefox (Flatpak) version 121.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 laptop.… (read more)

I see where other people have posed this question but the procedure offered is not available to me.

I am using Firefox (Flatpak) version 121.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 laptop.

On installing a new extension I should either see the extension's icon on my toolbar or else have a clear means of adding it. I have neither.

Clicking on the jigsaw icon in the toolbar, I get migrated to the about:addons page. On clicking the Extensions tab, I get the screen listing all installed extensions. Each extension has a ... icon beside it. But when I click on this, there is no "Pin To Toolbar" option.

What is wrong here ?

Asked by tamjk 6 months ago

Answered by tamjk 5 months ago

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GPG key for signing Firefox Releases

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed. The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: ht… (read more)

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed.

The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2023/05/11/updated-gpg-key-for-signing-firefox-releases/

But when I download the key using the link provided (which points to keys.openpgp.org) the key I get is different from the key posted on the Mozilla blog page.

What is even more strange, is that the key from keys.openpgp.org declares in the comment that 14F2 6682 D091 6CDD 81E3 7B6D 61B7 B526 D98F 0353 is the fingerprint of the key (the same that is posted on the Mozilla blog) but it can't be because the key different.

So my questions: 1) Why Mozilla is posting a link to a key that is different? 2) Why keys.openpgp.org shows the correct fingerprint with a different key?

And, in the end, which key should I trust and why.

Thanks.

Asked by Piero 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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Can't unblock popup

Hi, I seem to having multiple problems with Firefox over the last few weeks... This problem is - I can't unblock popups. I have got popup blocking enabled, with a coupl… (read more)

Hi,

I seem to having multiple problems with Firefox over the last few weeks...

This problem is - I can't unblock popups. I have got popup blocking enabled, with a couple of Exceptions - it's been working fine until I wanted to use it today. I have tried turning off popup blocking, re-entering the exceptions - nothing is helping!!!

Does anyone know what to do?

Thanking you Pedro

Asked by PedroSMS 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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FF 116 Scrollbar Buttons Gone

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making: widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True But now it seems… (read more)

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making:

widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True

But now it seems to have no effect. This is under Linux/Mint/Cinnamon. Also, now long-pressing is doing smooth scrolling (I never want smooth scrolling anywhere) and can't find a way to stop that.

I have these set from before:

widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.round-thumb false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size .85 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size 14 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override 14 general.smoothScroll false general.smoothScroll.other false general.smoothScroll.lines false general.smoothScroll.pages false general.smoothScroll.pixels false general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel false mousewheel.system_scroll_override.enabled false toolkit.scrollbox.smoothScroll false ui.scrollToClick 0

Any suggestions appreciated.

Seems like it is always a fight retaining usable scrollbars in Firefox that do not hide, do not change size on mouse-over, do not "warp" on left click, do warp on center click, have a thumb that shows page size, have a background that is not white, and are not microscopic in size! Just call me "traditional"  :)

Thanks

Asked by crxssi 11 months ago

Answered by Terry 11 months ago

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Customize Firefox: unable to add extension into toolbar

Hello, I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore … (read more)

Hello,

I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore defaults” without any effects...

There is a way to fix this issue or run Firefox in verbose mode to more information why my extensions don't appear here? (Other than restart from a new fresh profile if it's possible…). I confirm that all the extensions are functional and activated. Thanks,

Emeric

Asked by Emeric Verschuur 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Lost work in browser

Firefox update required me to restart Firefox. I was unable to save a bunch of work I had done in a particular tab because Firefox seems to have refused to connect to the… (read more)

Firefox update required me to restart Firefox. I was unable to save a bunch of work I had done in a particular tab because Firefox seems to have refused to connect to the site I was working at until I update. THAT SUCKS!

Asked by Hugh 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Password generator does not appear on some sites firefox

Idk why but sometimes firefox just doesn't prompt to generate secure password, I even have to download some extensions to generate secure password (Secure Password Genera… (read more)

Idk why but sometimes firefox just doesn't prompt to generate secure password, I even have to download some extensions to generate secure password (Secure Password Generator) meaning more secure issues.

My guess is that you guys probably hardcoded something like {if "type: password" then prompt}, but it's still partly fault at developers too for bringing these huge chunks of javascript.

In screenshot there's element examaple in which i input password but no prompt whatsoever.

Asked by astyd637 1 year ago

Answered by astyd637 1 year ago

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small numbered boxes started appearing on webpages behind each element on a page

Today, web pages started showing small numbered boxes behind each element on a webpage. As you move down the page, the numbers are in sequence. I tried the font settings.… (read more)

Today, web pages started showing small numbered boxes behind each element on a webpage. As you move down the page, the numbers are in sequence. I tried the font settings. They are all set at what they should be. I also tried the config settings, no joy. If I restart in troubleshooting mode, the boxes go away. Note: I am using Linux Mint, and Firefox just updated yesterday to V103.0.2. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bawlmer23 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Recover account (bookmarks and saved logins) with lost password after computer crash

Dear, I need to recover my Mozilla (Firefox) account on my computer after this latter crashed. Unfortunately, apparently I don't have the good password. Probably I used… (read more)

Dear,

I need to recover my Mozilla (Firefox) account on my computer after this latter crashed. Unfortunately, apparently I don't have the good password. Probably I used an automatically generated password which I don't remember.

I still have my account connected on my Android smartphone, but I can't access the account details (no way to recover my password or change through this device?!), and I can't export my bookmarks. Also, apparently all my identifiers and passwords were not synced on my smartphone :-( Hence somewhere all my precious information are available, but stupidly enough I can't access it anymore and resetting the password warns me that I might (is it even a certainty or a possibility?) lose everything. It seems that I cannot even produce a revovery key (to reset pwd without losing data as mentioned in the Help pages) as I can't connect on a desktop browser anymore (but well on my Android version). I am lost and just stupidly blocked - this is SO frustrating, I initially thought it would be a good idea to put everything in Mozilla - well...

Is there ANY way to actually recover my account without losing data on my desktop Firefox, given I still have access to the email account associated to the Mozilla account (and to the original emails from the creation of my accounts) and I still have access to my Firefox account on the Android app but this one doesn't seem to allow to do anything interesting in my case??

Thanks a lot!

Asked by n.terseleer.lillo 1 year ago

Answered by n.terseleer.lillo 1 year ago

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Kubuntu Firefox keeps crashing upon opening

Hi. About System: yodamin@who-r-u:~$ inxi -v 2 System: Host: who-r-u Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.8 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.5 L… (read more)

Hi.

About System:


yodamin@who-r-u:~$ inxi -v 2 System: Host: who-r-u Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.8 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS (Focal Fossa) Machine: Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: Z370 Gaming Infinite X(MS-B916) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370M GAMING PRO AC (MS-7B44) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 9.40 date: 12/27/2017 CPU: 6-Core: Intel Core i7-8700K type: MT MCP speed: 4416 MHz min/max: 800/5000 MHz Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: nvidia tty: N/A OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.65.01 Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi Drives: Local Storage: total: 10.35 TiB used: 64.30 GiB (0.6%) Info: Processes: 289 Uptime: 37m Memory: 31.29 GiB used: 4.35 GiB (13.9%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.38


I got sick of Winblows and it's been awhile since I ran Linux so I am now on my third flavour in about 2 months - Manjaro, Debian Bullseye [Mate] and my current daily driver Kubuntu. I think Kubuntu is a keeper (until I re-familiarise myself with the Linux OS - maybe a year or two) but still testing.

My issue is that on everyone of the 3 flavours I have tried Firefox is the main browser by default and I use it as my default on Winblows also for about 25 years or so in it's various incarnations (IE Netscape)

My issue with this is Firefox on Winblows rarely if ever crashes ()I can't recall the last time Firefox on Winblows crashed it was that long ago) but on Linux this is a completely different story.

ON Manjaro it crash 4-10 times randomly per hour. ON Mate it as fairly stable but still crashed 4-10 times per evening session (usually 5PM to about 11 or 12 PM) On Kubuntu it as unstable at first but then I got some updates and thing became stable for about a week or so - and by stable I mean 1-2 crashes every few days - so not stable but stabler. I just installed the nvidia driver version 515.x.x for my Nvidia 1070 and immediately after the reboot Firefox started crashing on every single tab I opened. I would re-open it and 10-30 seconds later it crashes again.

After 5 minutes or os of crashing a firefox update magically appeared to upgrade to version 106.x.x. and so I took it thinking it might make things better. It did not make things better. It made things MUCH worse, now it crashes everytime I try to open it.

I ALWAYS have at least 2 browsers installed just because of BS like this. I opened up Vivaldi 5.5.2805.42 and it opened, did not crash and is still open. I am tying this post for help using it.

Firefox extensions installed : ublock, newtab URL redirector,WebRTC(permanently disables WEbRTC and = keeps it disabled through updates, download helper and that's it.

Vivaldi extensions installed: uBlock, download helper - vivaldi doesn't need a new tab URL redirector because it has a configuration for newtab URL - as all browsers should (hear me Mozilla!), doesn't need WebRTC as it also has a configuration for this to turn it on or off and upgrading Vivaldi retains all config settings always and everytime I use it and update it - which admittedly is not nearly as much as Firefox and I am going to keep an eye on that one configuration for sure.

I want to use firefox, I really do, I love it - even through all the changes over the past few years I still love it -even though I HATE some of the changes. That being said it needs to be stable on my OS of choice.

I donate to the Mozilla foundation because I like their efforts on net neutrality and privacy. I also donate to varios net neutrality and privacy orgs such as the EFF and openmedia to mention 2 more. I am going to try to downgrade my firefox version because in my short Linux experience that usually does the trick. However the minute I decide Firefox is not stable enough on linux and swap out to Vivaldi instead my donation money goes from Mozilla foundation to the Vivaldi developers. NOW thats not a threat, I am sure the Mozilla foundation wont miss my $60.00 yearly but, it can;t just be me thats disappointed with Firefox on Linux and in fact google searches shwo me it is not.

Are politics more important than the MAIN PRODUCT of the Mozilla foundation? If not you gotta show Firefox on Linux some more loving because there are millions of firefox users round the world who are disappointed by my basic non-scientific search results and reasoning - which cannot be far off.

I mean - it won't even start and it constantly crashes when it does start.

Asked by Yodamin 1 year ago

Answered by Yodamin 1 year ago

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Twitter videos and some other sites not working.

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript set… (read more)

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript settings in about:config and they are okay. Do not have this problem in brave browser.

Anyone has an answer?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by peter.terpstra7 1 year ago

Answered by peter.terpstra7 1 year ago

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Sites (youtube) Crashing often

Hi, Various Sites (sometimes firefox as a whole) keep crashing regularly. I am running Arch Linux (6.4.12, default kernel) with Hyprland WM on an old i7-7700K with a Nvi… (read more)

Hi, Various Sites (sometimes firefox as a whole) keep crashing regularly. I am running Arch Linux (6.4.12, default kernel) with Hyprland WM on an old i7-7700K with a Nvidia GTX980TI. Apart from Firefox the system runs stable. When doing research, or just browsing text based sites, firefox is also very stable, but on some sites like twitch, youtube, or idle games like "Antimatter Dimensions" (ivark.github.io) the browser (or page) crashes regularly. It also happens in Troubleshoot mode, also after a clean re-install (including deleting /.mozilla in /home) and since various versions over the last couple of month. The latest crash report ID is bp-67ed2673-4ed2-452b-bc63-dc1060230831. I know I'm running a niche system, but I really like my setup and apart from those crashes it's amazing, so I hope you can help and point me in the right direction as to what could cause the crashes. Thanks for your time. KR, rehajel

Asked by rehajel 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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Firefox upgrade from 115 -> 116 results in “broken” screen capture

Reposting from https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-upgrade-from-115-116-results-in-broken-screen-capture/121964 Howdy folks! I am on Arch Linux and recently upgrade… (read more)

Reposting from https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-upgrade-from-115-116-results-in-broken-screen-capture/121964

Howdy folks!

I am on Arch Linux and recently upgraded Firefox from 115 to 116 and this broke WebRTC screen capture. Whenever I try to share my screen in Microsoft teams and Google Meet, the participants only see a black screen with a cursor. I am able to reproduce the issue on this test page. I had to downgrade to 115 in order to “fix” this critical feature. Before that it was broken in 114 and I had to use Chromium for presentations. I no longer want to touch Chrome with a 100 ft pole since they are trying to introduce Web Environment Integrity.

The only bug I have been able to find is from three years ago:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1640771

I don’t want to add a “me too” comment, but was wondering how to show/give my support to get this issue fixed? It is crippling to my work workflow, and I don’t want to be on 115 forever. I am an engineer so I can provide advanced support to a Firefox dev, just not development as firefox is gargantuan beast of a code base.

Any guidance or pointers would be appreciated, Thanks!

Asked by jeezusjr 11 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 11 months ago