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How come since upgrading to Windows 10 I can't get ad blockers to work?

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers … (read more)

I had Avast Antivirus Safe Browsing, Ad Block Plus, Ad Block Plus Pop Up Addon, Facebook Ad Blocker and Webmail Ad Blocker all installed and working great on a customers laptop, but after they upgraded to Windows 10 all the add ons have disappeared. I tried reinstalling them and the blue bar goes across to the end and it sticks on 'downloading'. Why can't I get these to install?

Asked by Papatuzz 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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Miss track the intermediate certificate

I'm using firefox for windows 7. My firefox now has version 41.0.1. This problem, however, was happened in older versions too. When I visit https://www.google.com/, then … (read more)

I'm using firefox for windows 7. My firefox now has version 41.0.1. This problem, however, was happened in older versions too.

When I visit https://www.google.com/, then drop down the menu [Tools]-->[Page Info]-->click the [Security] icon-->click the [View Certificate] button. In the Cerftificate Viewer dialog, click the [Details] tab and it will show the Certificate Hierarchy tree. The tree shows like below:

 GeoTrust Global CA <- Google Internet Authority G2 <- google.com

But when I use "openssl.exe s_client" command to test www.google.com:https, it shows below hierarchy:

 Equifax Secure Certificate Authority <- GeoTrust Global CA <- Google Internet Authority G2 <- www.google.com

Does it mean that the certificate "GeoTrust Global CA" is still a intermediate certificate which is issued by Equifax but firefox think it is a root CA ?

I checked the public key of the certificates "GeoTrust Global CA" retrieved from both firefox and openssl, and they are the same as below:


BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----

MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEA2swYYzD99BcjGlZ+W988 bDjkcbd4kdS8odhM+KhDtgPpTSEHCIjaWC9mOSm9BXiLnTjoBbdqfnGk5sRgprDv gOSJKA+eJdbtg/OtppHHmMlCGDUUna2YRpIuT8rxh0PBFpVXLVDviS2Aelet8u5f a9IAjbkU+BQVNdnARqN7csiRv8lVK83Qlz6cJmTM386DGXHKTubU1XupGc1V3sjs 0l44U+VcT4wt/lAjNvxm5suOpDkZALeVAjmRCw7+OC7RHQWa9k0+bw8HHa8sHo9g OeL6NlMTOdReJivbPagUvTLrGAMoUgRx5aszPeE4uwc2hGKceeoWMPRfwCvocWvk +QIDAQAB


END PUBLIC KEY-----

Maybe this is a bug that firefox will miss the intermediate certificate when it encounter the circumstances like above.

Asked by Coconut888 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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When Firefox blocks a popup, why isn't one of the options "Allow once"?

When Firefox blocks a popup, a notice banner appears at the top of the screen, telling you that Firefox blocked a popup. At the right side of the banner is an "Options" b… (read more)

When Firefox blocks a popup, a notice banner appears at the top of the screen, telling you that Firefox blocked a popup.

At the right side of the banner is an "Options" box with some popup blocker configuration options..

But all I want to do is allow this one popup one time.

Why isn't that one of the options?

Asked by JohnK626 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 2 years ago

Answered by tanstaafl-tanj 2 years ago

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Determine version of Firefox last used by a profile backup

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) prof… (read more)

I keep an archive of profile backups on an external hard drive. The backups are compressed, and I usually include the version of Firefox last used by the (principle) profile in the compressed archive filename (e.g., userinfo-firefox-56.0_date). I also make a semi-regular sync backup of the currently used profile. So far, so good.

My currently synced backup, which has not been compressed and archived, is about a month old. (I did say semi-regular.) I would like to compress and archive it before syncing, but I am no longer sure of the exact version of Firefox it used. I usually run updates when released, and can suppose Firefox 65.x, but what if I would like to be more exact? After running a search of files containing "version" in the main profile, I came across a file named compatibility.ini, which resides in the root directory. The contents are as follows:

[Compatibility] LastVersion=65.0.1_20190211233335/20190211233335 LastOSABI=WINNT_x86_64-msvc LastPlatformDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox LastAppDir=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser

Is this a reliable way to detect the last version of Firefox used by the profile?

Asked by michapma 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to see synced content in another browser?

Hi all, I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.… (read more)

Hi all,

I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.

So, I will have to use either IE, Edge or Chrome. Ideally I would like an extension which I can use to connect one of these browsers (probably Chrome) to Firefox, but since that doesn't exist the next best thing is to be able to manually "sync" things.

First, how do I view the synced content for my Firefox Account in a web page? Is there a way to access it from https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

Second, how to I add things to this?

Mainly I am interested in syncing tabs. Browser history would also be useful but I can see how this could be very difficult. Bookmarks would be an alternative method of syncing history.

Thanks :)

Asked by madbilly 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to configure Firefox so that it will load everything from cache after restart, in case I am offline?

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and dis… (read more)

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and displays fully loaded websites, even though I am offline.

Only when I try to access a not yet opened website or force reload of a website, it shall try to get things from the Internet and fail, since I am offline.

What settings are needed for this to work?

I usually start Firefox continuing my last session, so it feels like a huge waste to reload everything, mostly websites that do not change much anyway. It would be nice to have them display instantly, because everything is already on my local machine and on top be able to read all the websites I already loaded offline, since everything is cached.

Asked by ZelphirKaltstahl 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Since Firefox 36 Release Port 1935 traffic is blocked. Why?

Our streaming audio service has been using Adobe Flash Player since 2007. With the February 2015 release of Firefox 36 many of our customers (Windows and Mac) are seeing … (read more)

Our streaming audio service has been using Adobe Flash Player since 2007. With the February 2015 release of Firefox 36 many of our customers (Windows and Mac) are seeing our Flash player hang indefinitely at "Trying connection on port 1935". In somecases reinstalling Adobe Flash Player will fix this; in other cases reinstalling Firefox will fix this; in several cases only allowing incoming connections on port 1935 (new firewall rule) will fix this.

What happened? A lot of our customers use Firefox and suddenly no joy.

Thank you!

Joseph Jacobs Webmaster Hearts of Space Inc webmaster@hos.com

Asked by HeartsOfSpace 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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How to increase the buffer of the web console?

When developing JavaScript, I tend to generate a lot of logging output. In newer version of Firefox the buffer of the console window seems to be very small, so that most … (read more)

When developing JavaScript, I tend to generate a lot of logging output. In newer version of Firefox the buffer of the console window seems to be very small, so that most of my logs are being lost.

How can I increase the buffer size of the console? To be honest, I think this should be in the preferences menu.

Asked by Fractality 5 years ago

Answered by Muhammad_Faizan 5 years ago

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How can I stop Firefox from offering to re-open sites after a crash?

I'd rather that the next user on my home desktop computer isn't given the option of viewing my open screens when they restart Firefox after a crash. I know Firefox is tr… (read more)

I'd rather that the next user on my home desktop computer isn't given the option of viewing my open screens when they restart Firefox after a crash. I know Firefox is trying to be helpful and all, but I wish I could turn this option off.

Asked by dabbllle 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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is there an add-on that allows me to control the download speed ?

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exa… (read more)

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exactly 200 KB. any add-on out there that allows me to do just that ? thank you

Asked by moby90 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Javascript client to control loT

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to pro… (read more)

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to provide our customers a JavaScript Solution trough Firefox I ) How we can add a Client Java Script Framework to Firefox, trough a TCP/IP LAN Ethernet. 2) IF we develop in C-C++ a dll or library ( we will support for Windows , MAC OS, Linux and Android ) that trough FireFox we can connect to our embedded rmv_Tasker (Web Server ). Regards Albert Tello

Asked by Albert 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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If I only have Win7 (not Win10), using FF 59.0.2 (64 bit) do I need FF 59.0.3 update released 4/30/18?

I was notified that Firefox update 59.0.3. was released today, and Help:About suggests I do the update. "What's new" release notes indicate that v.59.0.3 fixes a bug in … (read more)

I was notified that Firefox update 59.0.3. was released today, and Help:About suggests I do the update. "What's new" release notes indicate that v.59.0.3 fixes a bug in compatibility with Win10, and apparently does nothing else. Can I ignore this update w/o problems if I only have Win7, or should I download/install v.59.0.3 anyway?

Asked by K. Shimberg 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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differnces in Mozilla docu and my brower

Hi, this is my second post for today and again it concerns the Web-Console. The first screenshot is taken from the official Mozilla doku (doku_ff.jpg) and the second is w… (read more)

Hi,

this is my second post for today and again it concerns the Web-Console. The first screenshot is taken from the official Mozilla doku (doku_ff.jpg) and the second is what I see whwn opening the console on my page.

Contrary to the official docu the console does not show the concerned lines of the javascript errors - only the number it happens. ( line two screenshot - underlined red).

How can I find out what lines are concerned?

Very glad for help and wishing the best for the coming new year.

Asked by APJau3Rr 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Clicking on external links (e.g. in Thunderbird) doesn't open Firefox

It's the same for other programms, for example Word. The focus of the programm (Thunderbird, Word ...) is lost after clicking, but Firefox doesn't do a thing. (Firefox is… (read more)

It's the same for other programms, for example Word. The focus of the programm (Thunderbird, Word ...) is lost after clicking, but Firefox doesn't do a thing. (Firefox is set as my standard browser). What can I do?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by ausgang 5 years ago

Answered by ausgang 5 years ago

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Have reset firefox and have no idea what to do as far as selecting/deleting/creating/renaming profile. Very computer illiterate need shit explained accordingly

Hello, I have been having issues with playing youtube videos, and so I tried to see if I could remedy the problem. Well, not only was I unsuccessful, I somehow managed to… (read more)

Hello, I have been having issues with playing youtube videos, and so I tried to see if I could remedy the problem. Well, not only was I unsuccessful, I somehow managed to disable the full screen feature in the process. Without knowing what I did to cause that to happen I had no idea how to undo it, so I tried refreshing firefox thinking that might help. Now I am presented with a box that tells me to choose 1 of 2 default profiles, or I have the options to delete, rename, or create a profile. As noted, I know very little about computers and have no idea which choice to make, or for that matter why to make it. Clearly this is a pretty simple issue, but I am just worried about making things worse at this point. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Asked by Iamwarthog 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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What's the future of Firefox?

I take care of 5 systems for this household. Two Windoze 10, one Vista, and two Ubuntu 14.04. We currently use SeaMonkey, but Sync (ESSENTIAL to us) hasn't worked for li… (read more)

I take care of 5 systems for this household. Two Windoze 10, one Vista, and two Ubuntu 14.04.

We currently use SeaMonkey, but Sync (ESSENTIAL to us) hasn't worked for literally years, and other things are dragging, including requests for help and info.

My real questions are: 1) Is sync currently working well? 2) Is there anything in the crystal ball that might hamper or destroy sync in ANY foreseeable future? 3) Four of the five systems are 64 bit, one is 32 bit. The Ubuntu systems are one each 32 and 64 bit.

  • A) I presume 64 and 32 bit installations get along together, and have transparent user interfaces as to bitness. Is this true?
  • B) Are there both 64 bit and 32 bit Ubuntu installations?
  • C) Besides bitness, what are the differences between the 32 and 64 bit versions?

4) I guess all the synced items will transfer to FireFox from SeaMonkey?

5) What other problems might I encounter with FireFox that I don't see in SeaMonkey?

6) Is FireFox planned to be supported indefinitely?

Thanks!

Formatting ~m

Asked by RogerDavis 4 years ago

Answered by Moses 4 years ago