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Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 2 days ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 33 minutes ago

Forefox corrupted

I have a problem with Firefox on my desktop. I was accessing some information from a Canadian government website when a new search responded with an Access Denied message… (read more)

I have a problem with Firefox on my desktop. I was accessing some information from a Canadian government website when a new search responded with an Access Denied message, I repeated this with other government of Canada websites with the same result, the content of those messages are as follows: First CRA Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency.html" on this server. Reference #18.cc58d617.1634682762.4c16e09 Next Service Canada You don't have permission to access "http://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/portfolio/service-canada.html" on this server. Reference #18.cc58d617.1634681151.4aae992 Finally the main Government of Canada webpage You don't have permission to access "http://www.canada.ca/en.html" on this server. Reference #18.cc58d617.1634683027.4c6baf5 I then successfully accessed a number of other pages and it appears that I am denied access only to the Canadian government server. I was able to successfully access the same Canadian government information from 2 laptops. Next I installed Microsoft Edge on the same desktop and had full access to everything. Problem appears to be Firefox - Action: 1. Uninstalled Firefox using Revo Uninstaller Pro, this program is supposed to remove all evidence of the uninstalled program. 2. Restarted computer. 3. Downloaded and ran the current Firefox Installer program. 4. Despite my uninstall actions the Firefox installer detected previous installation and completed a fresh installation back to where we started. Obviously the problem is with Firefox installed on this desktop, How can I solve the issue? There apparently must be some contaminated file(s) remaining 2 possibilities, Revo's deletion is still in the Recycle bin and I now note that there is an "Old Firefox Data" folder with the Desktop files. How can I completely remove all traces of Firefox from this computer so that we can make a fresh start? I wish to keep using Firefox.

Asked by ronsamwil 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

logging in to linksys

after an upgrade I now get an error message, "unsafe port" while i am trying to get a login page. I have been using this linksys for several years. My kindle still works.… (read more)

after an upgrade I now get an error message, "unsafe port" while i am trying to get a login page. I have been using this linksys for several years. My kindle still works.

Asked by crmaass 5 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

Facebook account locked

Facebook account locked on windows but not mobile, chrome or edge browsers. Is this a settings change after recent update? Virus or malware. To unlock account asks to upl… (read more)

Facebook account locked on windows but not mobile, chrome or edge browsers. Is this a settings change after recent update? Virus or malware. To unlock account asks to upload photo of license which I don't feel is right. Any help appreciated. Thank you

Asked by Janine Thompson 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Updates

I have checked to see the update status of Firefox. I am informed that it is up to date and is running V93.0 64 bit. It is my understanding that V95.0 is available. Am I … (read more)

I have checked to see the update status of Firefox.

I am informed that it is up to date and is running V93.0 64 bit. It is my understanding that V95.0 is available. Am I correct or doing something wrong?

Thank you for the help.

Asked by garry.oman 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

sign in question

Why do you keep asking me if I want to stay signed in every time I sign in. when I say do not show this again Nothing Happens. Please delete this box. It is Annoying to s… (read more)

Why do you keep asking me if I want to stay signed in every time I sign in. when I say do not show this again Nothing Happens. Please delete this box. It is Annoying to say the least. Please Delete.

Armand Ouellette

Asked by armand56561 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

about:config

network.http.max-connections and all the others that came up with it which are network.http.max-connections-per-proxy, network.http.max-connections-per-server and network… (read more)

network.http.max-connections and all the others that came up with it which are network.http.max-connections-per-proxy, network.http.max-connections-per-server and network.http.max-urgent-start-excessive-connections-per.host. Can you please explain what each one does and what would happen if I increased the number.

Asked by primalbaily 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

v2 and v4 icc profiles, Firefox is failing

I was disturbed to find in a test for v2 and v4 icc support from the color.org website (International Color Consortium), "Is your system ICC Version 4 ready", which Firef… (read more)

I was disturbed to find in a test for v2 and v4 icc support from the color.org website (International Color Consortium), "Is your system ICC Version 4 ready", which Firefox failed.

I found out that what the ICC refers to as "system" references browsers. My computer is an iMac OS X 10.13.6 and my Firefox is v93. The test is https://www..color.org/version4html.xalter. There is a link that brings the test up in PDF, which I think is necessary as the link itself seems to be only a picture.

Other photography sites have pointed this use of the word "system" out for, in my case, Safari and Chrome for instance. I tried Safari and ran the PDF test. It passed. I tried Firefox again (and again) it failed every time. Other people have had the same result, as in the following quote, "...Houston we have a problem...".

One of the most helpful websites I have found for this, mostly from fine photography sites, was https://gregbenzphotography.com/photography-tips/how-to-setup-proper-color-management-in-a-web-browser. This website had six tests for browsers. Firefox passed every test except test #6. Using Safari, it passed all including test #6. You could try it with Chrome.

This website, and many others, suggested a Firefox enabling correction that starts with typing into a Firefox address bar about:confg click, and after some scary warnings, type in gfx.color_management.mode (set to 1), click, then gfx.color_management.enablev4 (set to true), click, then gfx.color_management.rendering_intent. (set to 1 relative colorimetric--or to 0 for us Philistines). Restart Firefox.

Didn't work, Firefox still failed. I tried this many times, same result. Read the last sentence of the Summary on that website.

I'm sad to do this, but sending my even relatively elementary images to an outside printer, using PDF/X1a to KDP or IngramSpark for instance, I'll use Safari because I don't trust what Firefox might do. If anyone knows a way for Firefox to pass muster with the ICC, I will gladly use it.

Asked by John 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Radio Button Selection Not Showing In Generated PDF

When I download a PDF with certain radio buttons selected, if I open up the PDF in the Firefox PDF-viewer, a certain radio button value isn't displayed as being selected.… (read more)

When I download a PDF with certain radio buttons selected, if I open up the PDF in the Firefox PDF-viewer, a certain radio button value isn't displayed as being selected. When I open up the same PDF in any other browser or Adobe acrobat, the radio button is shown as being selected.

This issue is a major blocker for our project and we would love to get a resolution on this ASAP.

Thanks, Dalyan Kosar

Asked by dalyan.kosar 10 hours ago

screenshots don't work

I am trying to restore the take screenshot icon. The suggested remedies do not work. Take screen shot does not come up as an option, no matter on which part of the page I… (read more)

I am trying to restore the take screenshot icon. The suggested remedies do not work. Take screen shot does not come up as an option, no matter on which part of the page I right press. Also, control + shift + s does not work. Finally, the screenshot icon does not show up in my list of icons to be transferred to the toolbar, so I can't do that either. How do I fix this? I use screenshot a lot, especially the option to take a shot of part of a screen.

Asked by ristaird 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

menus very short

All the firefox menus are suddenly very short. Unable to take screen shot as when I try with the Snipping Tool, the menu disappears. Windows 10, Firefox version 93.0 (6… (read more)

All the firefox menus are suddenly very short. Unable to take screen shot as when I try with the Snipping Tool, the menu disappears. Windows 10, Firefox version 93.0 (64 bit)

Asked by jvosburgh15 13 hours ago

Last reply by jvosburgh15 12 hours ago

3 unwanted search engines that I cannot remove.

I have recently, last 60 to 90 days, keep getting 3 (three) search engines (in the attached image) that I cannot remove. I can remove them locally for the instance that … (read more)

I have recently, last 60 to 90 days, keep getting 3 (three) search engines (in the attached image) that I cannot remove. I can remove them locally for the instance that FireFox is active, however, when I close FireFox and open FireFox again, go into settings/search/search shortcuts/search engines - review the search engine window there they are again.

Yahoo by template search Freshy search Sponsored search by quickforms

In reading on possible issues within FireFox, it suggests that an add-on may have introduced those to my computer and I was not able to locate any add-ons with any of the words from those 3 names above. Can you advise on a process to remove those 3 search engines permanently?

I thought of uninstalling FireFox and reinstalling, my question is would all my Bookmarks and cached passwords get deleted with the uninstall?

Thanks for looking into this for me.

Foxer from 2004

Asked by Foxer from 2004 13 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 13 hours ago

Internet history

I have an issue where I think someone hacked my computer and accessed internet sites causing financial problems for me. When I search the internet history 4 and 5 months … (read more)

I have an issue where I think someone hacked my computer and accessed internet sites causing financial problems for me. When I search the internet history 4 and 5 months back I get the same results for month 4 as I get for month 5. I know the location and times I am looking for but they are not showing up in the history (thinking that I did this and don;t remember). Ay idea how I can determine if access was established by my computer or why I am seeing duplicate information on different months?

Asked by tld6008 1 day ago

Last reply by tld6008 15 hours ago