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Majorly disappointed how privacy browsing is handled in Firefox

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again. I do not want to jump to con… (read more)

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again.

I do not want to jump to conclusions as I may just have a lack of knowledge BUT...

I have been using Chrome and Edge Chromium for last last few years. When I go to a Private Browser Tab, visit a site, it WILL NOT remember the history and sites visited, nor will it remember the added websites to bookmarks.

So here I use Firefox the most talked Privacy browser and this is what I read on a knowledge base article.

Note: New passwords and bookmarks you create while using Private Browsing will be saved. Any files you download to your computer while using Private Browsing will be saved.

So how is this private? Not even Edge or Chrome does this. This is a major privacy concern, this needs to be fixed. It is enough for me to dismiss Firefox as an option. It should simply not save a history accessible in private mode or in standard mode of sites you have added, visited, etc... in private mode.

I would like to know if there is a work around.

Cheers M.

Asked by mitchmenghi 19 minutes ago

Tab Bookmark stopped working completely

My Tab Bookmark stopped working completely. It won't mark anything anymore for months. Is there a way to fix this. I've restarted my computer hundreds of time so it's n… (read more)

My Tab Bookmark stopped working completely. It won't mark anything anymore for months. Is there a way to fix this. I've restarted my computer hundreds of time so it's not that.

Thanks

Asked by patricia_f 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 37 minutes ago

Protection and Unncessary Overhead - Missing Features

Hello Team, There are two things which have been missing out from Firefox for many years. 1. Allow the Add-ons for (only) Private mode - Extra Protection. There are many … (read more)

Hello Team,

There are two things which have been missing out from Firefox for many years.

1. Allow the Add-ons for (only) Private mode - Extra Protection. There are many Add-ons which I am only comfortable running in Private mode. There has to 3 options in the settings to choose; enable add-ons in Standard Mode, Private Mode or in Both.

2. Useless History - Unnecessary Overhead on Disk and Memory. There are many websites for which I don't want them to have a History such as Google Search; Gmail; Outlook; Twitter; YouTube, etc by obviously running in Standard Window (Not Private).

Users should have the option to let the Firefox know to not save visited URLs history for specific websites. Or keep the history not-older than 30-days for selective websites.

Let's make Firefox more secure, efficient and faster!

Regards, Rashid

Asked by lovelyday_786 43 minutes ago

Mozilla does not display Bulgarian letters

I have a problem with Mozilla. I use Bulgarian language and Windows 7. On some sites Mozilla does not show me the Bulgarian letters. I am sending a screenshot. How do I f… (read more)

I have a problem with Mozilla. I use Bulgarian language and Windows 7. On some sites Mozilla does not show me the Bulgarian letters. I am sending a screenshot. How do I fix this problem?

P.S. Some time ago I had the same problem after the update, but on the next update Mozilla was fine and I had no problem.

Asked by blackjag 57 minutes ago

Hardware video decoding not working

Hi, Using Firefox 92.0.1. On a AMD 5900x with an Nvidia 3090. Nvidia driver 471.68. Hardware decoding doesn't seem to be working correctly on any website. I noticed this… (read more)

Hi, Using Firefox 92.0.1. On a AMD 5900x with an Nvidia 3090. Nvidia driver 471.68. Hardware decoding doesn't seem to be working correctly on any website. I noticed this as when I adjust video colours and 'edge enhancement' in the Nvidia control panel it has no effect in Firefox but it works in Chrome and Edge. Simply sliding the colour down to black and white for example doesn't work. In task manager GPU video decode is sometimes used, other times no utilisation. Even if it's showing GPU decode being used the colours or Nvidia enhancements do not apply as they do in Edge or Chrome. I tried refreshing Firefox and no change. Is this the intended behaviour or is there a long running bug as a friend also has the same outcome? Thanks

Asked by DT19999 21 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Cannot enable/disable themes

Clicking "Enable" in the "Manage Your Themes" area seems to do nothing. I've tried clicking both buttons in the screenshot shown below and nothing happens at all. If I … (read more)

Clicking "Enable" in the "Manage Your Themes" area seems to do nothing. I've tried clicking both buttons in the screenshot shown below and nothing happens at all. If I click the theme itself it takes me to another screen where the "Enable" button is also broken.

What could be causing this?  How can I change to Dark theme?

Asked by billynoah 2 weeks ago

Firefix appearance

The "Compact" option under the "Density" selection for the "Title Bar" in "More Tools/Customize Toolbar" should be reinstated. The reason provided, that the selection wa… (read more)

The "Compact" option under the "Density" selection for the "Title Bar" in "More Tools/Customize Toolbar" should be reinstated. The reason provided, that the selection was too difficult to find, doesn't warrant removal. Rather it indicates that the selection should be made easier to find. Further, there should be a general mechanism that makes ALL bars at the top of the page easier to resize. I believe that for most people, smaller is better because it provides more space for the page content, especially important as screen sizes shrink.

Asked by alan.goodale 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

I can only type alphabets on Chrome os

I installed Linux version Firefox on Chromebook relying on this instruction: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-… (read more)

I installed Linux version Firefox on Chromebook relying on this instruction: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-browsers-chromebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=seo

and I cannot type any letters other than English alphabet, even though I've set OS and input language to Korean. Problem is consistent to other typing language, except some languages that seems to have letters from alphabet combination.

While it seems that it's normal that some Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts are not compatible on Linux application, I'm not only unable to switch input language on Firefox but also not able to type any Korean letters after switching the input language outside Firefox.

Asked by bluemoon7744 1 day ago

Last reply by bluemoon7744 1 hour ago

Crashing while having a videocall on Facebook

After I answer a call or I call, we both have black screen and nothing is happening. If however a call starts, video and sound stops comming (other person still can see a… (read more)

After I answer a call or I call, we both have black screen and nothing is happening. If however a call starts, video and sound stops comming (other person still can see and hear me, but on my site everything is silent and frozen).

Asked by djankowski03 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

I cannot find a way to see my current settings. I can only edit settings. Not helpful. Need to see first. How do I do that? HELP?

bold textSomething is blocking my access to a site I've used often. There is no longer a menu on Firefox that allows me to see what my current settings are before, if nee… (read more)

bold textSomething is blocking my access to a site I've used often. There is no longer a menu on Firefox that allows me to see what my current settings are before, if needed, changing them. It could be my pop up blocking settings. Do not know. Am trying to access Keenan online classes. Did you all change access?

This is the site that I need to access: (PLEASE HELP) https://scusd-keenan.safeschools.com/

THANK YOU! Dorlene dorlene.russell2@sbcglobal.net

Asked by Dorlene 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

My Data History…

Well? I’m trying to keep my history of data? Without? Deleted it? Because? My point is? Could you guys keep my history of data? If I’ve were to delete it? Because? I’ve d… (read more)

Well? I’m trying to keep my history of data? Without? Deleted it? Because? My point is? Could you guys keep my history of data? If I’ve were to delete it? Because? I’ve don’t want to have to buy a USB Flash Drive Stick? & Cord as well? To synced it? But if I’ve have to I’ve will buy 1? If you guys can’t sync my history of data? But? I’ve rather not? But? I’ve was wondering if you guys could keep my history of data? If I’ve were to delete it? If yeah? Great? Then? I’ve can? Delete it? & Won’t have to buy 1? Or But if not? If there’s no way for you guys to keep my history of data? & I’ve have to buy 1? Oh well? Guys? There?…

Asked by matthewwoodstock59 2 hours ago

Last reply by matthewwoodstock59 1 hour ago

"Secure Connection Failed" https//www.Merriam-Webster.com Windows 8.1

Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. … (read more)

Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. I can access the site from my Windows 10 laptop running Firefox. Also have had issues with other sites, but was able to resolve by clicking the appropriate button. Sorry I can't describe this better in a more technical manner.

"The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified."

"Connection encrypted (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,256 bit keys, TLS1.2) "The page you are viewing was encrypted before being sent over the Internet."

Firefox Update History: Firefox 92.0 (20210903235534)Details Installed on: September 13, 2021, 8:38:14 AMStatus: The Update was successfully installed

Asked by LC 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Domain Guessing+Private Browsing

How do I get Domain Guessing to work in private windows? The address bar automatically adds 'www' and '.com' to URLS in regular windows and tabs but it does not do this i… (read more)

How do I get Domain Guessing to work in private windows? The address bar automatically adds 'www' and '.com' to URLS in regular windows and tabs but it does not do this in Private Browsing Windows. Is there a setting I'm missing or is it even possible in Private Browsing mode?

Asked by Gentle Jag 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Gmail "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings." error on every restart

A couple weeks ago I started getting the "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings." error message for gmail after restarting my computer and opening firefox. I… (read more)

A couple weeks ago I started getting the "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings." error message for gmail after restarting my computer and opening firefox. I can fix the problem and get into gmail by clearing all gmail related cookies, but the same problem occurs next time I restart, which means logging back into all my accounts. How can I stop this from recurring? I have cookies enabled and there's nothing in my settings I can find blocking gmail cookies.

Asked by Kat 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Why is Firefox so slow? (Ubuntu 20.04)

I got a second hand HP Spectre x360 (2015) today which came with Ubuntu 20.04 preinstalled and it seemed fine at first but when I connected to the internet I found Firefo… (read more)

I got a second hand HP Spectre x360 (2015) today which came with Ubuntu 20.04 preinstalled and it seemed fine at first but when I connected to the internet I found Firefox to be incredibly slow to load any site I tried to access. Trying to watch a video on youtube took about two minutes to load. Facebook and Gmail both refuse to load properly at all. No matter what site I try, it seems to take at least 30 seconds to load, if it loads at all. This might be the slowest computer I've ever used, and I remember the 90s! I know the internet connection isn't the problem since my other devices work perfectly. I tried to download some other browsers (Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi) to see if Firefox was causing the issue but they all failed to download properly (error message "failed to install file: not supported").

I'm at a loss. I've tried searching for answers online which suggested fiddling with the proxy settings and going to about:config to toggle the "network.dns.disableIPv6" from "false" to "true". and nothing seems to have helped so far. Any ideas please? I like the computer but it's totally unusable for me at this point.

Asked by geosebastian89 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Very high CPU usage on boot by one Firefox process

Hello, I have a strange problem, so after loading the system, the processor in my computer is drastically loaded, after entering the task manager, it turns out that one f… (read more)

Hello, I have a strange problem, so after loading the system, the processor in my computer is drastically loaded, after entering the task manager, it turns out that one firefox process uses a lot of processor (photo in the attachment) after closing this process everything returns to normal and CPU consumption even while browsing the internet does not exceed 7% but it is quite persistent because I have to close this process every time, I will just add that this problem does not occur in other browsers. and none of my friends have it either. I'm using Windows 10 with the latest updates and the latest Firefox developer edition. The problem has been around for about a year and is really bothersome. My processor up to i7 2760qm, I have 16gb of ram. I will also add that in my second laptop with core 2 duo, this also happens only with me, no one who has this problem. Thank you in advance for your help.

Asked by galusf09 3 hours ago

Last reply by Bithiah 2 hours ago

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"Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser" message

I've migrated to a new computer and installed the latest version of Firefox. I now get this persistent message when I try to access my email on Yahoo: "The latest version… (read more)

I've migrated to a new computer and installed the latest version of Firefox. I now get this persistent message when I try to access my email on Yahoo:

"The latest version of Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser. Please use a supported browser below or use basic Mail". I then choose the basic Mail.

I'm using the latest version of Firefox and once I move around folders for a while, (Inbox, Trash, Sent), Yahoo remembers and gives me the latest version.

How can I make this permanent?

Asked by kathpbrown 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 hours ago