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Move cache to Ramdisk

Hi, I created a new profile because of crashes. I have Firefox version 81.0.1 (64-bit). I have Ramdisk but I cannot edit anymore the cache location in browser.cache.disk.… (read more)

Hi, I created a new profile because of crashes. I have Firefox version 81.0.1 (64-bit). I have Ramdisk but I cannot edit anymore the cache location in browser.cache.disk.parent_directory. I can only toggle true-false but can't add the ramdisk location. Aren't we allowed anymore to use a ramdisk for cache?

Best regards, Ion

Asked by florinds 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Primary Password

The quick version of my question: Why does my Yahoo email readily open on most devices without prompting for the Primary Password? I'm not particularly tech savvy but I'v… (read more)

The quick version of my question: Why does my Yahoo email readily open on most devices without prompting for the Primary Password? I'm not particularly tech savvy but I've looked and I haven't created any exceptions that would allow opening my email to be bypassed from the PP. Longer version: I use MF as my preferred browser and I have many websites bookmarked to which my passwords are autofilled. I work from home but I am my replacement at her office location. I was alarmed to find that when I brought up an MF browser on desktops at the office location, there were my bookmarks along with the ability for anyone to effortlessly login to a given website since the passwords were saved. to remedy, I tuned off Sync, but that didn't seem to solve the problem as my bookmarks were still exactly and easily accessible. Then I created a Primary Password on the two desktops at the remote office location, as well as several devices in my home. The puzzle is that Yahoo opens with no problem when I select that bookmark. I don't get prompted for the PP until I open another browser page. Also of concern: when I select a password protected bookmark, I can manually enter my login and see my sensitive account information if I just keep clicking on Cancel when the PP prompt appears. Is that because knowing the password "overwrites" the security of the PP?

Asked by CAL 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Amazon is pinned as a Top Site and cannot be unpinned!

I never use Top Sites, but now Amazon is suddenly pinned as a Top Site and clicking the "unpin" option doesn't do anything! As a result, each time I use the address bar, … (read more)

I never use Top Sites, but now Amazon is suddenly pinned as a Top Site and clicking the "unpin" option doesn't do anything! As a result, each time I use the address bar, the first option it gives me is Amazon. Is there ANY way to unpin it?

I refuse to give that awful human of a Jeff Bezos and his Amazon any more exposure than it already has, and have it normally blocked. If Firefox FORCES me to give attention to them, then I have no other choice to move away from Firefox after years and years of using it.

Asked by pasqui24 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox blocks me from saving images

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing t… (read more)

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing the entire experience of using the web.

And it seems to me that Mozilla are enabling developers to do this, trying to take away people's rights.

In the past, I could work around the problem (not that I should have to) by going to Tools > Page Info > Media. But even that method no longer works (eg go to www.bbc.co.uk - the large image in the top left is nowhere to be found in Media!) There are also sites which show PDFs that cannot be downloaded. That is just SO wrong!

The ability to save any image in a web page is a basic liberty of using the web, always has been. No website should be allowed to display images that can't be downloaded, it's just wrong. It's like someone making a magazine out of special paper to stop readers tearing pages out!

I've sent feedback about this through the Help menu, but no one ever listens.

Does anyone here have the ability to raise this issue with Mozilla? This needs to be FOUGHT against. They are helping large corporations to slowly strip away the basic rights of the public. Saving pictures may seem like only a small detail, but it ultimately leads to a 100% premium internet where no one can keep or save anything. Mozilla is taking the internet out of the hands of the public and putting it the hands of big businesses.

The issue of 'protecting copyright' is completely irrelevant. Any criminal operation determined to leech images would obviously have the ability to do this regardless. Plus, if companies don't want people to be able to download the high-res version of an image, they shouldn't put it online.

Asked by MartyJames 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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how to fix losing all your typed work in firefox session when you hit the 'backspace' key

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has … (read more)

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has no intention of fixing the problem despite countless user complaints. the resulting loss in thousands of man-hours of work is not acceptable under any circumstances

but what is unacceptable aside from all the lost man-hours is that instead of mozilla immediately fixing the problem, it has allowed it to linger. i can no longer afford to use mozilla software. it's easier for me to delete all mozilla software from each and every one of my computers than have to keep track of the browser.backspace_action key for all of them. i'm going through all my drives and deleting everything to do with firefox

here's how to do it: download vivaldi browser and import all of your firefox settings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11v63-MFUkOGVRm4Oia5EuW_ZTqVZosXl/view?usp=sharing

use this walkthrough to import all of your firefox tabs into vivaldi: https://browserengine.net/how-to-import-tabs-from-chrome-to-firefox-and-vice-versa/

search through all your drives for "mozilla" and "firefox", and delete everything, esp. having to do with "installer" or "setup" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5iAcWjC_wh0vNiWJujR-xk7lfhgihPJ/view?usp=sharing

there. you will never destroy your work by using the backspace key, and you can edit your typed work without fear of mozilla hijacking your browser and destroying all of your work

you can go the extra mile by putting every correspondence from mozilla that concerns donations into the spam folder

Asked by hamoo 2 weeks ago

Answered by hamoo 2 weeks ago

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Cannot log into Twitter on Firefox anymore

At first I was getting the something not wrong but don't fret we'll give it another shot message so I looked online and added Twitter to a block list and cleared all my c… (read more)

At first I was getting the something not wrong but don't fret we'll give it another shot message so I looked online and added Twitter to a block list and cleared all my cookies. This got rid of that message and I was able to get to the login page but when I go to login it still won't let me. I know the password is right (it also doesn't say anything like incorrect username/password). Someone in another forum had mentioned going into configs and flicking something from true to false or vice versa and that also didn't work. Most places I look just say the same old thing about cookies. It works perfectly fine on the mobile app and Chrome still but I prefer Firefox. I'm out of ideas.

Asked by merriska_carrier 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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download not possible when checkmark removed in options

In Firefox 81 removing the checkmark under Tools/Options/General/Tabs in the checkbox for "open links in tabs instead of new windows" disables the downloading on certain … (read more)

In Firefox 81 removing the checkmark under Tools/Options/General/Tabs in the checkbox for "open links in tabs instead of new windows" disables the downloading on certain sites (i.e. ASUS). The browser just blinks and that is it.. This started with rel 79.

For those that want to reproduce the problem: 1. Go to Asus.com 2. Select "English" as language 3. On the drop-down menu click on "Consumer" 4. Under the line "Select a Product" chose "Networking" 5. Under "Select your Product" click on "Product Series" 6. On the drop-down menu select "Wireless Routers" 7. Then click on "Product Model" 8. On the drop-down menu select i.e. "RT-AC66U" 9. Then next to the router picture click on "Driver & Tools" 10. Under "Driver & Tools" select "BIOS & FIRMWARE" 11. Then click on "DOWNLOAD" button in the "Firmware" box 12. The browser will then do a short and quick "blink" and not download anything 13. You will also see a little line above the "DOWNLOAD" button saying "2020/10/08 Downloaded" with a little downward arrow in a circle right next to it 14. Check everything and you will that nothing was downloaded. 15. Try it with and without a check mark in the Firefox options as described above.

This started with firefox rel/ver 79.

I wonder how long it is going to take, till a developer reacts and confirms this "serious" problem. ASUS says it is a Firefox problem. I would really appreciate a reaction, since I am not using firefox anymore because of this.

Asked by give-me-a-chance 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Random suggestion in search bar

As I type letter d in my seach bar this random url is suggested { https://dolohen.com/ } . I refreshed firefox still not gone. and its not even in bookmarks and I clea… (read more)

As I type letter d in my seach bar this random url is suggested { https://dolohen.com/ } . I refreshed firefox still not gone. and its not even in bookmarks and I cleared by histroy and cookies completely no luck. Help

Asked by count99 3 weeks ago

Answered by count99 3 weeks ago

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Fermer plusieurs onglet

Hi, Je n'ai pas trouvé dans About:Config une option pour revenir au fonctionnement précédent avec les options fermer les onglets Fermer les onglets directement accessible… (read more)

Hi,

Je n'ai pas trouvé dans About:Config une option pour revenir au fonctionnement précédent avec les options fermer les onglets Fermer les onglets directement accessibles comme c'est toujours le cas dans Chrome (Voir PJ).

J'utilise beaucoup ces options et je déplore d'avoir à passer par un menu intermédiaire.

Cdt

JPS

Asked by YBSalaun 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Win 7 apps bring up “server execution failed” --after FFx 81 upgrade

Possible coincidence, but suspicious! Re: Firefox 81 [from the 100s of ‘hits’ I see here now, likely a Ffx bug] Written from wife’s PC since mine is now crippled. I upg… (read more)

Possible coincidence, but suspicious! Re: Firefox 81 [from the 100s of ‘hits’ I see here now, likely a Ffx bug]

Written from wife’s PC since mine is now crippled. I upgraded to Firefox 81 on my own PC, reluctantly, for “security” fixes, NOT for the big new feature I don’t want. Last night I downloaded v. 81 then closed Ffx and shut down the PC late at night. (It runs Win 7 with all the relevant updates I know.)

Today after booting, it showed my normal desktop. But my email app (located on D: drive) would not open either from shortcut or from Programs menu. Same for all the other apps I tried to open, even on C: drive, including ms_Office. Almost any app would bring up “server execution failed.”

Now, after a few hours on “Sleep” then reopening: --Nothing but a black screen (w/cursor) for 5-10 minutes anyway; --Later a plain blue screen, in small type on lower right: “Windows 7 build [no.] / “This copy … not genuine” –although it came installed, straight from Dell!

I hope mozilla can help cure this in its paralyzed state – and get me back to v. 80.0.1 that worked!

Asked by djupde 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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lost bookmarks and passwords

Hi guys, Firefox Update was made end of August, then I remember the PC was running slower for 2 days but then all the bookmarks and passwords just disapeared - also the t… (read more)

Hi guys, Firefox Update was made end of August, then I remember the PC was running slower for 2 days but then all the bookmarks and passwords just disapeared - also the toolbar with all saved bookmarks. How is this possible - PC is running normal now. I was not doing any resets or something like that. Thanks for helping

Asked by rapoti 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Transferred bookmarks to a new profile but all the icons are missing

I've just set up a brand new profile and copied all my important user data across, including the bookmarks (places.sqlite). But now my bookmarks have no icons? I have ove… (read more)

I've just set up a brand new profile and copied all my important user data across, including the bookmarks (places.sqlite).

But now my bookmarks have no icons?

I have over 25,000 bookmarks so I don't want to have to load them all in order to get the icons back!

Asked by MartyJames 3 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

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Saved Login

When going to site using saved login message " View all saved Logins " can be seen. If sombody else is using the system other than myself this will allow all login and pa… (read more)

When going to site using saved login message " View all saved Logins " can be seen. If sombody else is using the system other than myself this will allow all login and password to be viewed for all sites. Other person could be wife or hacker or other. I cannot see that my system is secure when using Firefox. For me to be able to view all logins is a bonus but should NOT be available to just anyone who may use the system. Any comment please?

Asked by rowelld71 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Bookmarks

I uninstalled Firefox and then re-installed Firefox. I did this because I added an extension and did not think it was working properly. Then when I went to delete it coul… (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and then re-installed Firefox. I did this because I added an extension and did not think it was working properly. Then when I went to delete it could not find it so I uninstalled and got latest Firefox. Now, I cannot find my bookmarks. Please tell me the uninstall DID NOT REMOVE my bookmarks of several years!!! In the past when uninstalling, there was a check box asking do you want all bookmarks etc removed... Don't tell me that my bookmarks are gone...

Asked by williawh 4 weeks ago

Answered by williawh 4 weeks ago

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how to ascertain if DNS over HTTPS is enabled or disabled

I am a home user with win 7 OS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it says that In addition, Firefox will check for certain functions that might be affected if DoH is enabled, inc… (read more)

I am a home user with win 7 OS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it says that

In addition, Firefox will check for certain functions that might be affected if DoH is enabled, including:

   Are parental controls enabled?
   Is the default DNS server filtering potentially malicious content?
   Is the device managed by an organization that might have a special DNS configuration? 

If any of these tests determine that DoH might interfere with the function, DoH will not be enabled. These tests will run every time the device connects to a different network.

Is there any way for me to find out if DOH is enabled or disabled by Firefox?

Asked by paroksha priyah 4 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 weeks ago

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is dns over http available for users in asia

I am in Asia using win 7 OS and in the settings I have selected Enable DNS over HTTPS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it is mentioned that: As art of our continuing strategy … (read more)

I am in Asia using win 7 OS and in the settings I have selected Enable DNS over HTTPS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it is mentioned that: As art of our continuing strategy to carefully measure the benefits and impact of DoH, we are currently focused on releasing this feature in the US only. Does it means that my settings will not be valid?

Asked by paroksha priyah 4 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 weeks ago

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Many page elements won't load

I refreshed my firefox a few minutes ago and the only way I can describe it now is broken. Many page elements won't load such as images on some sites, and in the example … (read more)

I refreshed my firefox a few minutes ago and the only way I can describe it now is broken. Many page elements won't load such as images on some sites, and in the example I give here, the dark theme slider on YT doesn't show up at all. when I open the sidebar, the rest of the page becomes completely white. And the page is supposed to already be in dark theme. I am using the windows version. Can anybody help with this?

Asked by yairmaor 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How do I refresh a static html page.

Hi How do I refresh a static html page. Example: I have viewed a page on my website and find there is an error on the page. Then I correct the page and upload. Finally I … (read more)

Hi How do I refresh a static html page. Example: I have viewed a page on my website and find there is an error on the page. Then I correct the page and upload. Finally I refresh the page but it still shows the old browser data.

Asked by mail694 1 month ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 month ago