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"Add Bookmark" has disappeared from Bookmarks menu - we all want to know how to get it back!

I thought perhaps the cat had hit some keyboard shortcut (goodness it would be nice to be able to disable those!) and removed "Bookmark This Page" from the Bookmarks pull… (read more)

I thought perhaps the cat had hit some keyboard shortcut (goodness it would be nice to be able to disable those!) and removed "Bookmark This Page" from the Bookmarks pull-down menu, but based on the number of people asking the same question, I now suspect that the latest Firefox update somehow removed it. I have seen MANY people asking about this, invariably answered with how to work around it being missing by using a tiny blob of an icon (which tiny meaningless blob among many, my not-so-young eyes are not certain - apparently it looks like a star). WE WANT IT BACK. Please put "Bookmark This Page" back where it belongs - in the pulldown menu called "Bookmarks". Or tell us how to put it there ourselves. Leave it in the teeny blob menu also if you like - maybe there's someone out there who actually likes it there. But please, for the love of usability, put that entry back on the list of things you can do from the Bookmarks pull-down menu! Not all of your users are 20-somethings with perfect eyesight!

Asked by hybridvigor 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Adblock Plus - is it safe? Why Mozilla doesn't recommended it? I used it in the past some years ago but now I am scary about safety

Dear Community, I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install th… (read more)

Dear Community,

I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install this extension my firefox will be check hashsum for the files of this extension automatically? Or maybe public key of the organization/company who created Adblock Plus extension? How it is work? Can you tell me? I hope that people from Mozilla now read this and can answer for my question. This is very important for me.

Next question is to Adblock Plus extension. I can read this information: "This add-on is not actively monitored for security by Mozilla. Make sure you trust it before installing" so my question is why Mozilla don't recommended this extension? This extension now use 6,678,297 people so this is huge count. It is possible that this extension is not safe and these people now use malicious software? Why on dedicated website for this extension I can't see company name? Why this company is not verified by Mozilla? So my sugestion for people from Mozilla is to change this and check this extension or maybe add some information on website for this extension.

So I should install this extension? My friend use this on Google Chrome and he recommended me this software but I don't know if this is exatcly the same version. Maybe Chrome has verified Adblock Plus software and this is safe but Mozilla didn't verified this and this can be dangerous software because this can be not exactly the same version?

Next question is to adblocker. Why Mozilla can't make their own software to block all annoying ads and due to fight with malware? Example Opera browser have own buil-in adblocker. Why firefox can't do this? Maybe people from Mozilla should do this? This can be helpful because if this can be happen I will be not install any 3rd party software for firefox anymore and I will be safe. Maybe I can send somehow this suggestion to people from Firefox?

I hope that you can help me.

Yours faithfully, Peter

Asked by Peter 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Firefox won't open links in duckduckgo

Hello everyone, I'm an avid user of Firefox latest on Manjaro, up to date. Since yesterday, when I updated from Firefox 87.0-1 to 87.0-2, I have a strange bug using Duckd… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I'm an avid user of Firefox latest on Manjaro, up to date.

Since yesterday, when I updated from Firefox 87.0-1 to 87.0-2, I have a strange bug using DuckduckGo.

What happens ?

  • When on DuckduckGo result page, clicking a link won't open when using the "Open in another tab" setting
  • I will open the link if that setting is not used
  • I can open it in a new tab with the right-click menu, or by ctrl-clicking it.
  • When hovering above a link, the bottom-left tooltip does show up and the cursor does become a hand, suggesting the link should work. Alas, it doesn't.

What did I try ?

  • I did restart in "safe mode", with all addons disabled.
  • I did reset the cache.
  • I tried testing the same behavior on Google, and it did work as expected.
  • I tried DDG in another browser (Gnome Web/Epiphany), and it worked as expected.

I have yet to notice the same issue with any other website. Any Idea where I should report this minor, but annoying but ?

Thanks & Cheers, -- JAB

Asked by Jacques-Alexandre Bossu 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Error code: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

My ISP is Plusnet. When I try to access their website using Firefox browser I get the following error: ===== Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connecti… (read more)

My ISP is Plusnet. When I try to access their website using Firefox browser I get the following error:

=====

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to webmail.plus.net. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).

Error code: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem.
=======

I have reported the problem to Plusnet but they say 'not our problem'. Their reason being that the problem does not occur using Google Chrome.

Can you help please?

Asked by scm999 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Certain parts of my screen get blacked out or mangled suddenly

I had a system update couple of days ago and since then, the firefox browser suddenly hangs or partially blacks out in certain areas suddenly. It sometimes corrupts the … (read more)

I had a system update couple of days ago and since then, the firefox browser suddenly hangs or partially blacks out in certain areas suddenly. It sometimes corrupts the text/data on the toolbars, add-ons, etc.

It happens randomly. When I restart the system it works fine and then it happens again at random instance.

Not sure what is causing this. But this only began since Thursday.

Not sure what to do.

Asked by Bipin Kumar 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

firefox broken

This all started after last firefox upgrade/update a few weeks ago so installed gmail chrome which works fine. Even reistalled OS & then worked ok till firefox did it… (read more)

This all started after last firefox upgrade/update a few weeks ago so installed gmail chrome which works fine.

Even reistalled OS & then worked ok till firefox did it’s own updae.

I have deleted & reinstalled a couple of times but same problem.

I use Linux Ubuntu 20.04.2LTS on an older (+/- 5 year) HP Pro 3130 MT a 64 bit machine. Chuck

Asked by chuck598 1 week ago

Last reply by JustSecurity 6 days ago

google is not opening

An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the receive… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


when trying to open google

Asked by abdullahmaziakz 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Change Amazon Search Engine Marketplace within Firefox

The default Amazon search that comes built-in with Firefox points to Amazon.com. Is there a way to search for other marketplaces, like amazon.com.au or amazon.sg ? … (read more)

The default Amazon search that comes built-in with Firefox points to Amazon.com. Is there a way to search for other marketplaces, like amazon.com.au or amazon.sg ?

Asked by spaceboy 5 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 5 days ago

"Security Error: Your session has been invalidated" https website doesn't load

Following website "https://www.hellobank.fr" is unreachable either in normal or private windows. There is another report but it is pretty old for now. https://support.mo… (read more)

Following website "https://www.hellobank.fr" is unreachable either in normal or private windows.

There is another report but it is pretty old for now. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1025002

So I just want to understand is there is anything new since this post or do I have to apply a more efficient solution that removing user.js I don't want to take the risk of spoiling up my setup.

Asked by Clément 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

inability to sign into my hotmail/outlook through Firefox

Hi! Glad someone is here to help! Last week I was signed out of my Hotmail account. Which is now technically Outlook, but I still have a Hotmail email address. I did not … (read more)

Hi! Glad someone is here to help!

Last week I was signed out of my Hotmail account. Which is now technically Outlook, but I still have a Hotmail email address. I did not sign out. Just came home to discover that I was signed out. I found the main Outlook sign up page, which also had "sign in" on it, which I clicked.

The next thing that showed up was a mostly blank page with the Microsoft squares, my email address, and password filled in in the upper left corner of the page. Underneath it said "next" which I clicked, and nothing happened. I tried to chat with Microsoft about it, and in the end I downloaded Chrome, which instantly let me into my account. I truly don't want to use Chrome. But so far my ability to access my account via Firefox has not been successful. I would be so happy if anyone could help me understand what is gong on, and how to fix it. Thank for reading this!!!!!! ps I have Linux as my operating system. I had someone who knows Linux well come to help me, but he couldn't figure it out either.

Asked by vkrull 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

why is the "find-in-page" function broken? (random occurence. reload may solve it. restart will solve it)

See the attached screenshot. the function is mostly useless as-is now. This is on Firefox 87 Manjaro 21 (Linux) Default theme is used. According to https://www.reddit.co… (read more)

See the attached screenshot. the function is mostly useless as-is now.

This is on Firefox 87 Manjaro 21 (Linux)

Default theme is used.


According to https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/8k3sq4/firefox_updated_to_6001_and_the_search_box_is_no/ there's something wrong with userchrome.css in the profile but that file should be patched if that's the case.

Why this hasn't been patched since it's introduction in version 60 is beyond me.

Asked by ExileFox 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Short key on context menu [Q] how is this supposed to work?

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. … (read more)

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. Please clarify.

(Mozilla FireFox 87.0 on Fedora 33)

Asked by theking2 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Why is any sites not propery loaded

Whenever I want to visit some websites the sites get opened but not properly the content of sites are loaded with some random digits. I am using Firefox On Kali Machine, … (read more)

Whenever I want to visit some websites the sites get opened but not properly the content of sites are loaded with some random digits. I am using Firefox On Kali Machine, Other Browser like Google Chrome works properly I have attached image for better understanding so please look up.

Asked by bajgainmanoj3 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

firefox.ocm => firefox.com . Without asking me. Without notifying me.

When I type in ANY URL, I want exactly that to be loaded. And not anything else. When I type in mozilla.rog into the address bar, I want firefox to fetch the page mozilla… (read more)

When I type in ANY URL, I want exactly that to be loaded. And not anything else.

When I type in mozilla.rog into the address bar, I want firefox to fetch the page mozilla.rog. I want firefox to try, and if it does not exist, I demand to be notified that it does not exist. With an error message. URL not found. Error 404.

But instead, Firefox silently changes mozilla.rog to mozilla.org (and probably any page e.g. from .rog to .org, and from .ocm to .com , and the like) without my permission, and loads this other page I did not type in.

I do NOT and NEVER allow ANY program to alter my commands without notifying me.

so... which about:config setting disables this autocorrection-behavior?

Asked by amando.aarish 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

ubuntu html5 livestream error

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not suppo… (read more)

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. (Error #4000)

im using ubuntu, and that old google test failed. any help on fixing?

Asked by makerio0503 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

https://acorn.tv/ does not download on my Linux Mint OS/Firefox browser since ~03/282021

https://acorn.tv does not download AV content. Get error messages. One such message shown in attachment. Trailers & previews stream well , however. Android & Wind… (read more)

https://acorn.tv does not download AV content. Get error messages. One such message shown in attachment. Trailers & previews stream well , however. Android & Windows OS devices continue download & stream Acorn content on Firefox as before, no problems. Thank you.

Asked by DancingH2O 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Always crashes when accessing online banking

My Mozilla occasionally crashes on various websites but this is rarely a big deal and is usually restored without further problem. However, when trying to access my onlin… (read more)

My Mozilla occasionally crashes on various websites but this is rarely a big deal and is usually restored without further problem. However, when trying to access my online banking (Co-operative and Smile) it crashes repeatedly after a few seconds, making these sites unusable. Anyone got any ideas why this specific site is a problem and how to overcome it?

My cookie cache is erased every time firefox closes and I only have Ecosia as an Add on. My security setting was strict but I changed it to standard. This had no effect. I'm not very familiar with Linux so a simple explanation would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance

P.S; The crash reports fail to submit. I don't know if this is related.

Asked by leicestergreensteve 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Not able to play youtube livestream (including the videos that were streamed earlier)

I am not able to play youtube livestream videos (including the videos that were streamed earlier). I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 and firefox 87.0 (64-bit). I tried disabling … (read more)

I am not able to play youtube livestream videos (including the videos that were streamed earlier). I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 and firefox 87.0 (64-bit). I tried disabling all the extensions; but no luck. I am facing the same issue with BlueJeans also. Youtube displays - "Your browser can't play this video."

Asked by sudipchowdhury47 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox Developer Edition On Ubuntu - Update Hassles

On Ubuntu, FFDE can be configured to 1. Auto-update - but it just displays a message saying that it cannot update 2. Download updates and request permission to install t… (read more)

On Ubuntu, FFDE can be configured to

1. Auto-update - but it just displays a message saying that it cannot update

2. Download updates and request permission to install them - all it does is display a message saying a new update is available

I think this all stems from the fact that FFDE at present has to be manually installed on Ubuntu. Why this is so, I cannot fathom - maybe someone here has an answer to why open sourced op system users are inconvenienced by Firefox.

It's feasible to script an update procedure to Ubuntu for FFDE. But this will not stop the annoying (every 2 hours) pop-ups about new updates being available - even when there is no new update there . . .

Maybe FFDE could simply stop automatic update reminders altogether. Users can decide (or script) for themselves if they want to update.

Asked by tamjk 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago