Syncing Question

I have a Firefox account. I signed out of my account and then signed in with my 90 yr. old father's Firefox login since he had a question about storing passwords. Now whe… (read more)

I have a Firefox account. I signed out of my account and then signed in with my 90 yr. old father's Firefox login since he had a question about storing passwords. Now when I'm signed in as him, all of my personal logins and passwords are in his account. When he signs in at his home, will he see my personal logins? If so, how do I ensure my personal info is completely deleted from his account?

One other question: He wants Firefox to remember his Gmail address, but wants to manually type in his Gmail password. Is there any way to do this? The only options I could find were to delete both his login and password or remember both his login and password.

Asked by cynlewman 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 minutes ago

disable app update

Hi, I'm used to deploying/configuring Firefox in an organization with settings in autoconfig.js, etc. Recently, I've seen that some settings are honored, others aren't, s… (read more)

Hi,

I'm used to deploying/configuring Firefox in an organization with settings in autoconfig.js, etc. Recently, I've seen that some settings are honored, others aren't, so I started using policies.json as well as keeping my autoconfig.js. Can they work together?

In any case, I am unable to disable app update with either of them. I have the following in policies.json:

{

   "policies": {

"DisableFirefoxAccounts": true, "DisablePocket": true,

       "DisableAppUpdate": true,

"DontCheckDefaultBrowser": true, "DNSOverHTTPS": { "Enabled": false }, "Certificates": { "ImportEnterpriseRoots": true } "PopupBlocking": { "Allow": ["http://10.215.144.56:8080", "https://intranet.mydomain.org"], "Default": true | false, "Locked": true | false }

   }

}

I'm also showing a snippet of my autoconfig.js file:

lockPref("app.update.auto", false); lockPref("app.update.enabled", false); lockPref("app.update.mode", 0); lockPref("app.update.service.enabled", false); lockPref("app.update.disable_button.showUpdateHistory", false); lockPref("app.update.url", ""); lockPref("app.update.url.details", ""); lockPref("app.update.url.manual", ""); lockPref("signon.rememberSignons", false); lockPref("extensions.update.enabled", false);

The problem is that when I start Firefox 78.3.0 ESR and go to the about Firefox window, I can see that the app update is not disabled.

How can I make sure that all the above settings in autoconfig.js are actually honored?

Thanks

Asked by vieri 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Why do some pages keep loading forever?

For the past several days, I've noticed that for several pages/sites, Firefox never finishes loading the page. The page seems to be completely rendered, but the message "… (read more)

For the past several days, I've noticed that for several pages/sites, Firefox never finishes loading the page. The page seems to be completely rendered, but the message "Transferring data from [website]" is displayed in the lower left corner of the page, and the little blue wiggly dot (Loading Indicator) continues its 'Knight Rider' scanning thing, moving back and forth in the tab at the top of the page. Why don't these pages finish loading? (Or why does Firefox think it is still loading after it has completed?)

Asked by jnygren1 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Password to protect only the browser option, "Login and Passwords"

To start off I don't have a problem with auto logins, I rather not use a primary password on my device. But at the same time i would like the option to set a password to … (read more)

To start off I don't have a problem with auto logins, I rather not use a primary password on my device. But at the same time i would like the option to set a password to protect my logins and password from being easy accessible. So in other words a option password where no one can change or view my Firefox logins. The reason for this is so that if someone is using my laptop they can't view what my password is but can use my auto login without me to go to netflix, pay a bill, etc.

Asked by Ace7of7Hearts 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox Sept. 22nd Update and Blackboard Compatability

Hi guys! I'm a college student and my university uses Blackboard as a way to access our courses. Unfortunately, my Firefox has been breaking and not loading all of my cou… (read more)

Hi guys!

I'm a college student and my university uses Blackboard as a way to access our courses. Unfortunately, my Firefox has been breaking and not loading all of my courses. My university tech support is no help and they told me to contact Blackboard and Blackboard told me to use Google Chrome. I already installed Chrome so I can use it temporarily to do my coursework but I really don't want to use it permanently, I have my computer set up exactly how I like it and I prefer to use Firefox.

I think the problem started around when the September 22nd update for Firefox was automatically installed. Some things I've tried to fix the issue are: 1. Fresh install of Windows using the Razer Blade's recovery to factory default; 2. Update Windows to latest version (except the 2004 feature update, it causes my laptop to black screen on bootup); and 3. Fresh install of Firefox and changing my privacy settings to standard rather than the strict settings I usually use.

I didn't want to install an older version of Firefox because of all the warnings on the webpage, but I'm really not sure what else I can do. Has anyone else had this happen? Any fixes?

Asked by Aaron 2 days ago

Last reply by Ero-Roots35 2 hours ago

Graue und verschwommene Seiten

Hallo, seit Kurzem blockiert Firefox immer mehr Websites, indem sie grau unterlegt sind oder verschwommen. Dann hilft nur ausweichen auf einen anderen browser. Woran lie… (read more)

Hallo, seit Kurzem blockiert Firefox immer mehr Websites, indem sie grau unterlegt sind oder verschwommen. Dann hilft nur ausweichen auf einen anderen browser. Woran liegt das? Welche Einstellungen müssen ggfls geändert werden? Benutze Firefox 81.0, Wondows 10. Vielen Dank und sorry, dass ich nicht in englisch schreibe. Erich

Asked by boehme-erlensee 6 hours ago

Last reply by philipp 3 hours ago

Slugginess due to backlight of Mozilla Icon backlight switching on everytime I click for a search ???

Over the past few weeks my Laptop has become extremely sluggish and, on many occasions will not open the designated website. I am continually confronted by messages stati… (read more)

Over the past few weeks my Laptop has become extremely sluggish and, on many occasions will not open the designated website. I am continually confronted by messages stating, ' a webpage is slowing your browser down ' followed by two boxes cotaining the wording ' what do you want to do, 'Stop It' - 'Wait '. Why these are submitted, I do not have a clue, they are neither activeor informative, if I click on any one of these requests, the whole message collapse and disappears. I this is someone's attempt at being clever, he should be given the dunces' cap forever and a day. I am probably off the mark here but I have a suspicion that it could be related to the FIREFOX Icon which never switches off its backlight, I have to do that manually and for a few minutes the laptop is doing its job. Could this be what is referred to the website that is slowing me down ? Any solution to my problem, or any assistance leading to a solution shall be gratefully received Regards William Walls

Asked by william walls 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Firefox crash

I live in Germany and when I’m at home i have no issues with Firefox. But when I’m at work in Vienna, Austria it keeps crashing constantly. What could be the error? … (read more)

I live in Germany and when I’m at home i have no issues with Firefox. But when I’m at work in Vienna, Austria it keeps crashing constantly.

What could be the error?

Asked by ptwoodhouse 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

advertisement

Hello, I use your browser so as not to be bothered with all kinds of advertisements. now i'm the winner of a new phone for € 1.50 but the fine print says that it costs € … (read more)

Hello,

I use your browser so as not to be bothered with all kinds of advertisements. now i'm the winner of a new phone for € 1.50 but the fine print says that it costs € 90 per month and is a lottery, this is just a deception and don't think this fits your organization.

ben

Asked by brentenaar 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

Firefox 81 and IMDB

Just recently the right click Save Image As... option has disappeared from Firefox when viewing the IMDB galleries. The option is still there with Chrome or Edge. So far … (read more)

Just recently the right click Save Image As... option has disappeared from Firefox when viewing the IMDB galleries. The option is still there with Chrome or Edge. So far this quirk has only appeared on IMDB. How do I get Save Image As... back ?

Asked by audio_downunder 7 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 hours ago

switching between tabs

I have been using mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The shortcut key for switching between tabs is ctrl(contol key) + the tab number. Eg: ctrl+3 switche… (read more)

I have been using mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The shortcut key for switching between tabs is ctrl(contol key) + the tab number. Eg: ctrl+3 switches to 3rd tab. This shortcut is not working in ubuntu but works well in windows. Is there any settings in firefox browser to rectify this problem

Asked by gokuleee2012 6 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 6 hours ago