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is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Feature request: enable single window app mode for web apps

Hi there, I'd like to make a feature request. One of the things that I love about Google Chrome is the ability to run single window apps. This is the only feature keeping… (read more)

Hi there, I'd like to make a feature request. One of the things that I love about Google Chrome is the ability to run single window apps. This is the only feature keeping me from moving to Firefox at this point. I'd like to request that this be added as a feature in Firefox. The command could be something like:

firefox --app=https://mail.provider.com

This would spawn a single app window that does not have tabs to navigate to other apps.

Thanks!

Asked by openmail 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Googles Safebrowsing

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from g… (read more)

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from google services, build my complete online infrastructure upon mozillas suites, mailadresses on relay, and generally FOSS Apps and Software.

I have some questions: - for what specific reason firefox is making the calls? - which data will be transmitted? - how can I block this "feature" entirely in Firefox?

Any answers from the developing team would be highly appreciated!

-- ...and lbnl my opinion: Firefox is/was the Alternative to google to me. So the reason I am using it, is to fight against google and the capitalism conquoring the internet. My thinking is therefore quite a bit black and white. I'm really considering to use another browser because of this hidden google Calls. I mean, even if its only to update the blacklists of URLs, there is absolutely no need to make this Calls in idle state, while the user isn't doing anything. And now I'm thinking what you guys are might calling for hosts in other apps? I mean this is shit. To advertise against occupying the internet in the fight for taking back control, and then you collaborate with the enemy. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but this feels more disturbing than anything else these days.

And if you share my IP on a regular basis with a google host, could YOU be sure, that these requests will not be registered and merged with other meta about myself? When Firefox is sending my IP to this google-Host, right before I was checking a page wich is using recaptchas, it could might be an very easy task to match this both IPs and further combine it with the rest of my metadata. Logically there is no reason for google to separate "the collection of data" and assumingly they are already using this massive amount of IP-Connectiondata in some way.

B.

PS: here you have the answer to the question, if this service is cross-product: "Safe Browsing protections work across Google products and power safer browsing experiences across the Internet." - the Head says: "Keeping over four Billion Devices safer. *shiver*

Asked by B33zle 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Firefox-78.13.0.esr password saving dialogue

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any secur… (read more)

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any security sensitive data on disk at all, not in clear nor encrypted. Could this be in prefs instead, the way that download options are?

Asked by k03 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Mac Firefox Amazon Search Images Not shown

Hi Guys, I've just moved house and got a new internet provider, so this could be many things. When I go to the amazon home page everything is fine, images are shown. Wh… (read more)

Hi Guys,

I've just moved house and got a new internet provider, so this could be many things.
When I go to the amazon home page everything is fine, images are shown.
When I do a search within amazon and get the search results, no thumb images are shown.
I've cleared the cache and history, quit and restarted firefox and also restarted my mac, but nothing so far has fixed this.
Being that I've just moved house and gone with a new internet provider may not help as the speeds can be slow for a couple of weeks.
Does anyone have any other ideas?
Dizzwold.

Asked by dizzwold 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (read more)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

configuration wiped out

Well this was a *shocking* disappointment. After 18 months without broadband I tried to update my Linux Mint system. Including Firefox which I've used forever. And when I… (read more)

Well this was a *shocking* disappointment.

After 18 months without broadband I tried to update my Linux Mint system.

Including Firefox which I've used forever.

And when I launch Firefox the first time I find it is almost unrecognizable and my previous configuration has been completely obliterated: no preferences, no add-ons, no extensions, my history is gone and all of my several thousand bookmarks; the screen looks like a bad parody of Chrome (another toy I avoid). I see a fleeting and unintelligible message having something to do with Sync, about which I could care less and have no use for. But, drowning, I grasp at any faint hope... except I can't get into their marvelous Sync service. One of your myriad, useless help pages refers to some circly link icon which is nowhere on my screen. So I stumble around trying to find a way into this sign-up and wind up in a perfect catch-22 -- the login requires an email address for an account I don't have and so rejects it because I don't have the account for which I'm trying to sign up . I finally found my way in through these forums but still don't know what I've signed up for and if it's any help.

So they have me completely buggered. Are they really going to make me start all over again?

Slightly Irked

Asked by u.orkley 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox on debian linux keeps depositing a windows virus in its cache.

Firefox on Debian Linux with no modules or extensions enabled keeps installing a windows virus in it's cache. Other browsers don't do this so it's something with firefox.… (read more)

Firefox on Debian Linux with no modules or extensions enabled keeps installing a windows virus in it's cache. Other browsers don't do this so it's something with firefox.

Asked by dayscondor 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago

New version 89 Firefox

I have benn using firefox for 20 years or more and this new update 89 is the most appalling update I have ever seen. How can I go back to the old version? I've tried unin… (read more)

I have benn using firefox for 20 years or more and this new update 89 is the most appalling update I have ever seen. How can I go back to the old version? I've tried uninstalling and re-installing an older version, but it won't let me. So I have installed the esr version, which seems ok, but I can't get my old profile back. Help please, I hate this new version.

Asked by roger.trippas 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

cannot completely install firefox - either "regular" or ESR Version

I have a HP laptop 15-BA009DX with a Firefox problem. I noticed that the newest Firefox release takes one of my backed up bookmarks that I restore - causing the folders … (read more)

I have a HP laptop 15-BA009DX with a Firefox problem. I noticed that the newest Firefox release takes one of my backed up bookmarks that I restore - causing the folders to "leak" the bookmarks out of the folders. The result is a list at the bottom of the bookmarks menu containing several hundred bookmarks. It seems to only happen when you restore a bookmark .json file. I Loaded the Extended Support Release (ESR) version on my laptop and discoveredf that it doesn't have this bookmark "leak" problem.

I tried to install the ESR version on my other (standby) laptop in place of the "regular" version to fix this bookmark folder "leaking" but the ESR version appears to not completely install. I can't go to any web page and I can't access the Tools > Options page. When I select the "Options" choice, it doesn't do anything. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall both the ESR version and the "regular" version several times with the same result. I frequently get an install error message similar to "VCRuntime140_1.dll not found - Reinstall can fix this".

I am familiar with computers but I'm not a techie. Installing this should be a no-brainer, but I am baffled why it won't correctly install and work.

Any Idea what is causing this problem? Thanks for your kind reply.

Asked by info5902 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

connection

I am no longer able to connect to my tangerine bank account with Firefox. I have no problem with Safari. I cleared the cache and deleted the cookies, to no avail. i have … (read more)

I am no longer able to connect to my tangerine bank account with Firefox. I have no problem with Safari. I cleared the cache and deleted the cookies, to no avail. i have iMac with Macos 10.15.7 and Firefox 70.22 78.12.0

Asked by meunim1 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

"If you later want to restore the default colors:" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-fonts-and-colors-websites-use

I'm mystified by the subject instruction from this site. If I later want to restore the default colors, why should I not just go back to the about:preferences page, where… (read more)

I'm mystified by the subject instruction from this site. If I later want to restore the default colors, why should I not just go back to the about:preferences page, where I can do it with one click? Or am I missing something?

Asked by Odin3 1 month ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Majority of text not displaying on certain websites!

Hello, I've been having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM as the person that posted this first! I have been getting a problem lately where nearly all the text on a couple of website… (read more)

Hello,

I've been having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM as the person that posted this first! I have been getting a problem lately where nearly all the text on a couple of websites does not display. Only a few characters, such as 'T', 'E', 'L' and '4' display. I have attached screenshots of one of these websites - how it displays in Firefox vs. how it displays in Google Chrome. It also happens in the chat function of the online lecture video system my uni uses (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra), which runs in the browser (it's not a separate app).

I did a search for similar problems on Mozilla support and tried restarting Firefox in safe mode, however nothing changed. Here's a link to one of the pages with the problem as I cannot upload the screenshot photo https://www.primaryarms.com/Brand+Primary-Arms

I'm using Firefox 78.12.0esr on MacOS X 10.11.6

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Montgomery.slue 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

most text missing from some accounts I log in to

Having a strange issue where there's lots of texts & icons/buttons missing on sites I log in to on my Mac with Firefox - for example the dashboards of my Wordpress si… (read more)

Having a strange issue where there's lots of texts & icons/buttons missing on sites I log in to on my Mac with Firefox - for example the dashboards of my Wordpress sites, the dashboard of my webhost, the dashboard of my anti-virus software.... They all work fine when I access them on other devices so it seems to be my Firefox browser or the Mac itself. But same thing is happening when I try using Safari on my Mac. Is it an issue with these browsers not allowing a certain script to work? I downloaded Chrome to try it there and they work fine! Thoughts? Apple could not figure it out...

Asked by jenn.halter 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago