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Firefox opening all web pages with Weird characters

Couple of days ago I opened the Firefox but I saw it keeps opening all web pages with weird characters, I uninstalled it completely, refresh it on safe mode with no add-o… (read more)

Couple of days ago I opened the Firefox but I saw it keeps opening all web pages with weird characters, I uninstalled it completely, refresh it on safe mode with no add-ons, I see there is no problem with any other browsers suck as chrome or waterfox and others, this problem is only on Firefox...I removed all cookies and everything but still problem going, I use laptop windows 10 with last updates on it...I tried everything available on web sites but no work...I didn't do any changes in about:config...please help me out with this issue, thanks

Asked by dave1music 1 year ago

Answered by dave1music 1 year ago

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Yahoo Mail InBox list of E-Mails keep shifting left to right constantly

When I use my Yahoo Mail, the list of messages in my In Box keep moving back and forth across my monitor. This is very unnerving. It does not happen in Yahoo Mail in Mi… (read more)

When I use my Yahoo Mail, the list of messages in my In Box keep moving back and forth across my monitor. This is very unnerving. It does not happen in Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Edge.

Asked by jmarunc 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Delete cookies and site data Exceptions with Clear history when Firefox closes

I am somewhat disappointed. I have read several old and new topics on this subject and do not understand what is happening. Why are you complicating where it should be si… (read more)

I am somewhat disappointed. I have read several old and new topics on this subject and do not understand what is happening. Why are you complicating where it should be simple. And why doesn't it work anyway? Firefox, are you kidding?

For example this topic https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1253515 Quote: " Three things:

(1) Create one or more "Allow" exceptions in Manage Permissions

(2) Check the box for "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed"

(3) UNCHECK the box for Cookies under "Clear history when Firefox closes" > "Settings" (this feature will blow away all cookies whether you made an exception or not)

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Exceptions are not working even with all checkboxes uncheked. See my settings screenshots.

firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit) reinstalled

win10x64

without addons

clean profile

Restore previous session - on

Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed - on

Exceptions added for http and https both.

There is no other sub domains in manage data

Asked by owgdone 2 years ago

Last reply by owgdone 1 year ago

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How to shut firefox up about updates

I'm running Firefox 68.9.0 ESR, and it keeps whining about an update being available. I don't care, because every time I update, one of the extensions I use every day is… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 68.9.0 ESR, and it keeps whining about an update being available. I don't care, because every time I update, one of the extensions I use every day is disabled without my permission. How do I get firefox to shut up about it once and for all? In other words, where is the "do not check for updates" command hidden, or, how else can I shut this thing up? I have, in the past, liked firefox, but it has, over the last few years, supported less and less of features I use daily, at a minimum, many times/day for most.

So how do I shut these annoying alerts about an update I have NO intention of installing off? "You can't" is not a valid answer. Nor is "just upgrade and lose half of the stuff (again) that you use all the time." Sorry if I sound angry, but these constant annoyances (and Thunderbird is doing the same---so same question for it here) are really getting on my nerves.

I have Firefox almost working the way it should. Still can't click in a bookmark toolbar bookmark and then click on "add bookmark here" like I could. That was one of those I used about 10--30 times per day, depending on what I was working on.

Thanks.

Asked by jim174 1 year ago

Answered by jim174 1 year ago

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save cookies only for selected (whitelisted) sites

I have consciously transitioned from Chrome to FF for Privacy reasons, but find myself with a problem now. When i close the browser i have set it to delete all the cookie… (read more)

I have consciously transitioned from Chrome to FF for Privacy reasons, but find myself with a problem now. When i close the browser i have set it to delete all the cookies. I want however to make exceptions for certain sites like i did with Chrome so that when i go back to LinkedIn or YouTube i don't have to go through the 2-step login process which is quite annoying if you have to do that multiple times per day as you can imagine. not having been able to find a definite answer on how to do that (yes, i did read multiple support articles) i turn to you to for help Is there a whitelist option to handle exceptions per domain for deleting cookies?

Asked by ronald4 1 year ago

Answered by ronald4 1 year ago

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need to use scrapbook addon but it only runs on firefox v56 mac, plese advise

Hello, i saved many website pages using scrapbook and firefox mac v56, this addon seems to no longer exists , i was aware that it was not supported in firefox v.quantum … (read more)

Hello, i saved many website pages using scrapbook and firefox mac v56, this addon seems to no longer exists , i was aware that it was not supported in firefox v.quantum but i had no idea it was taken down and woke up to this today.

the addon web-scrapbook seems dodgy, you have to create an account and use a cloud server contradicts the whole idea with scrapbook which was about saving webpages to read them offline.

can anyone ease advise on a solution to this?

Asked by Rafael 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How can I stop Firefox from all website security warnings and blocks? Firefox is almost getting useless due to this blocking

Firefox is far too extreme in blocking access to websites preventing me from browsing for "connection" and "security certificate" so-called "issues/errors". It almost re… (read more)

Firefox is far too extreme in blocking access to websites preventing me from browsing for "connection" and "security certificate" so-called "issues/errors". It almost regularly attempts to block me from accessing websites such as, for example, CNN (!!) for security certificate issues, and in many cases absolutely will not allow me to browse to some websites. This gets to the point where I have to switch to a different browser to visit websites I have been using for >>decades<<. How can I **completely** shut off ALL Firefox security monitoring to allow ME to decide what I want to view?

Just FYI, I have NO PROBLEM with websites tracking my visits, I actually prefer that.  As well, I have NEVER seen any problems with security certificates endangering me at any of the websites I view, whether the website's certificate is current or not.  I am quite capable of judging for myself whether a website poses any danger to my PC, and I have an AV utility that does an excellent job of protecting my PC, I do NOT need any help from Firefox. I never visit websites that would even remotely present a danger to my system, I am not into games, dark web idiocy, or any other such dangerous sites and I know what to look for to decide the reliability of any site I visit.  I have NEVER, in over 25 years, been hacked or endangered, so I need no help from Firefox.

Thanks for any help,

Pete B

Asked by Pete B 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Website keeps asking me to accept cookies - any way to "whitelist" it

Firefox 68. A web site I visit daily always shows a popup asking me to accept cookies ("aceptar y continuar navegando"). It's annoying. In options, I've selected "stand… (read more)

Firefox 68. A web site I visit daily always shows a popup asking me to accept cookies ("aceptar y continuar navegando"). It's annoying.

In options, I've selected "standard" for the cookie policy. I've emptied the cache, used the "forget this site" in the history for the web pages where the message pops up, and reloaded Firefox. It still prompts me.

Here's one of the pages it happens on: https://www.antena3.com/series/el-secreto-de-puente-viejo/avances/ Click "avances" or "momentos" and a large black box should pop up on the bottom of the screen, with the "aceptar y continuar navegando" in the lower right in a red rectangle.

Essentially, I want to tell the web site that I accept having cookies and have the web site remember my answer for the future.

Asked by RemySecor 2 years ago

Last reply by o.bernegg 1 year ago

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Just-added bookmark editor doesn't show up

In previous versions of Firefox I had the option to edit the URL of a bookmark right after creating a bookmark with Ctrl-D. Now, I get the bookmark dialog as in the attac… (read more)

In previous versions of Firefox I had the option to edit the URL of a bookmark right after creating a bookmark with Ctrl-D. Now, I get the bookmark dialog as in the attached image.

And although that [v] is ticked for the option "Show editor when saving", I see no editor showing up. Above all, I wish I'd be able to edit the URL of a bookmark I just added.

Asked by doronbehar 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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External Page Jumps does not work properly in Firefox, how to fix this?

I have a site created through wordpress platform. I have used page jump (anchor) to redirect one of my links into a specific section from another page. Works fine with Ch… (read more)

I have a site created through wordpress platform. I have used page jump (anchor) to redirect one of my links into a specific section from another page. Works fine with Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge, except with Firefox. It redirects to the page but gone through the bottom of it rather than the specific section where it's suppose to land.

Asked by jcignoro 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Font rendering on a specific website

Hello, I have a trouble with font rendering on one specific website - https://www.checkpoint.com. Text on this site looks quite ugly (see font01.png). But if I open "Web … (read more)

Hello,

I have a trouble with font rendering on one specific website - https://www.checkpoint.com.

Text on this site looks quite ugly (see font01.png).

But if I open "Web Developer" -> "Inspector" -> "Fonts" -> "All fonts on page", then I can see the text renderred correctly in the preview field (see font02.png).

So text uses "DIN WXX Regular" font, but I do not understand, why Firefox cannot render it on the web page in the same manner as in the Developer tools?

Any clue how to fix it?

Browser: Firefox 68.2.0esr (64-bit) OS: Debian Bullseye

Thanks Zbynek

Asked by Zbynek Michl 2 years ago

Answered by Zbynek Michl 1 year ago

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I am blocked from accessing Facebook.

I get this rubbish: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.facebook.com because this web site … (read more)

I get this rubbish: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.facebook.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.facebook.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by chris52 2 years ago

Last reply by Fergus_Magus 1 year ago

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Show bookmarks by default

IIRC, in v60.x ESR the icon at top used to display bookmarks by default, and you could also look at history. Perhaps I'm remembering it wrong (It's the icon that looks li… (read more)

IIRC, in v60.x ESR the icon at top used to display bookmarks by default, and you could also look at history. Perhaps I'm remembering it wrong (It's the icon that looks like 3 books with the 4th leaning to the left.

In v68.8.0esr which is now installed it shows "Recent Highlights". I want to get the old behavior back. The following will remove the recent highlights (except the title "recent highlights"). But the bookmarks are not shown unless I click on Bookmarks.

#appMenu-library-recentHighlights { display: none !important; }

How do I get the old behavior back?

I know I can add an extra icon (display bookmarks menu), but I'd still need the other one to access history. Perhaps if there were a History icon and a bookmarks icon, that would do as I don't use sync, and there is already the downloads icon, and I don't need the Pocket List.

Asked by TanyaC 1 year ago

Answered by TanyaC 1 year ago

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Favicons appear correctly in bookmarks, but not in URL window

Even though bookmarked sites appear with their favicons, no favicon is displayed for any site in Firefox and the other browsers I use. Even new bookmarks I continue addin… (read more)

Even though bookmarked sites appear with their favicons, no favicon is displayed for any site in Firefox and the other browsers I use. Even new bookmarks I continue adding continue to display the corresponding favicon, but none next to the website address. .

Asked by thalaharate 1 year ago

Last reply by Fire Marshal Bil 1 year ago

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In Linux Mint can I disable the search dropdown in the urlbar?

Hello - I am running the latest Mint/FFx 71 and I am typing an address in the urlbar and it suggest a site or search with a drop down just below the urlbar. I have turne… (read more)

Hello - I am running the latest Mint/FFx 71 and I am typing an address in the urlbar and it suggest a site or search with a drop down just below the urlbar. I have turned off search suggestions. Tried disabling all of the urlbar items in about:config and even created a userAcccount.css file in a chrome folder in my user profile. Nothing seems to work.

Is there a way to disable this?

Asked by henryspr1 2 years ago

Answered by crankygoat 2 years ago

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FF leaks my info to google... why?

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu". As i'… (read more)

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu".

As i'm using ubuntu that might not seem strange, but it's strange to me because I use this addon which is supposed to spoof my browser and O/S and also in about config I have: privacy.resistFingerprinting and "privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled"' both set to "true".

Can anyone tell me how google is able to detect this info?

And seeing as the about:config settings dont seem to work... how i'm able to stop it?

Asked by Davidddeee 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago