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alert for email & password breach - help

I received a data breach alert from Firefox saying my email address & password had exposed on a particular site, and to change my password for that site. But I do not… (read more)

I received a data breach alert from Firefox saying my email address & password had exposed on a particular site, and to change my password for that site. But I do not have an account with the stated site. I have visited it but never opened an account or logged in to it. What action do I now take or should I just ignore this alert and mark it as "resolved" ?

Asked by jansplace 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Firefox someines is not asking my master password as soon as I initiate a session

I set the "Master Password" in Windows 10. When I initiate Firefox, sometimes the pop-up window asking for the master password does not appear. When I go to a site which … (read more)

I set the "Master Password" in Windows 10. When I initiate Firefox, sometimes the pop-up window asking for the master password does not appear. When I go to a site which uses user/password that I stored, I have to go settings, view the password and return to the tab where I need it. At that time my user password appears. After a while, the pop up window appears asking me for the master password. Does anyone has this problem? Is this a bug? in Mac OS I never had this problem.

Thank you for any help in solving this.

Asked by MaLuisa 1 week ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 week ago

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Downloaded PDF files are opened in Firefox again

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Manjaro Linux and on Windows 10. The same happens for both OS. A few days ago (not at the latest update, but maybe the one before that?), the … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Manjaro Linux and on Windows 10. The same happens for both OS.

A few days ago (not at the latest update, but maybe the one before that?), the behaviour regarding PDF files changed.

Before: When clicking on a link to a PDF file, it was opened in Firefox. When I downloaded it and then clicked on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file was opened in my system's PDF viewer. After: After downloading, when I click on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file is opened in Firefox again.

The system default for opening PDF files has not changed, i.e., when I open a PDF file locally from the file system, it opens in the PDF viewer, and not in Firefox.

Changing how PDF files should be opened in "Settings - Content" does change the behaviour for both cases simultaneously. Is there any way to change this back to the old behaviour?

Asked by Harmageddon 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Cannot do an internet search using Firefox.

Whenever I try to do a search using Firefox I get the following message: "We have detected you are using a 6to4 tunnel. 6to4 is deprecated and will be shut down shortly"… (read more)

Whenever I try to do a search using Firefox I get the following message: "We have detected you are using a 6to4 tunnel. 6to4 is deprecated and will be shut down shortly". This problem started after the last update. Can anybody please tell me what this message means, why it is appearing, and how to solve the problem? I cannot use Firefox for my searches anymore. I can only use the bookmarked websites that I have saved previously. Note: I am using Malwarebytes Premuim 41.0 as my anti-malware program and Windows Security. Thank you. Sol Crocker

Asked by solcrocker 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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firefox won't pull in any of the following screens: accounts.google.com, mail.google.com, www.gmail.com, newser.com, covidtracking.com

most of firefox works but the following just give a blank screen: accounts.google.com, mail.google.com, ww.gmail.com, covidtracking.com, and newser.com. However, www.gma… (read more)

most of firefox works but the following just give a blank screen: accounts.google.com, mail.google.com, ww.gmail.com, covidtracking.com, and newser.com. However, www.gmail.com/patterson.allan gets a 404 error and www.newser.com/news gets "page not found". The above all work correctly on "edge". Can anyone tell me what's going on?

Asked by ALLAN PATTERSON 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Cache File Format

Currently I'm working on a tool to manipulate metadata in Firefox's cache2 cache-files. Since I did not find a source on the file format used that is either up-to-date or… (read more)

Currently I'm working on a tool to manipulate metadata in Firefox's cache2 cache-files. Since I did not find a source on the file format used that is either up-to-date or complete I worked my way through the source code for an "official" documentation of the format.

My program is able to read the metadata successfully but when changing some data Firefox does accept the file anymore. It seems like I'm missing something but so far I'm not seeing it in the code.

So my question is, is there some sort of documentation available besides the source code or is it possible to ask a developer, if there is somewhere something where the integrity of the file is checked?

Thank you in advance for an answer.

Asked by mhl 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Could you help me?

Could you help me? (All machine translation) I now need to use the old version of firefox (Firefox version-65.0.2 64bit for linux ubuntu) because selenium only supports t… (read more)

Could you help me? (All machine translation) I now need to use the old version of firefox (Firefox version-65.0.2 64bit for linux ubuntu) because selenium only supports this version. But I can’t find a way to download this version How can I get this version? Thanks :-)

Asked by haopXpycary 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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when I type a URL in the URL bar firefox ESR 68 still pops up a "search with google" bar

I have an explicit search box separate from the URL bar. I want firefox to never ever pass any data from the URL bar to any search engine - DNS query only. First, the URL… (read more)

I have an explicit search box separate from the URL bar. I want firefox to never ever pass any data from the URL bar to any search engine - DNS query only.

First, the URL bar has grey background text that says "Search with Google or enter address" - I don't want to search anything. Second, when I type an address, below the URL bar a blue bar with a globe appears that says "visit" - and takes up space - previous versions of firefox did not do this - how do I get rid of this?

I have the following set:

browser.fixup.alternate.enabled = false keyword.enable = false browser.urlbar.autofill = false browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark = false browser.urlbar.suggest.history = false browser.urblar.suggest.openpage = false browser.urlbar.suggest.searches = false

So why does it still do this?

Related - I actually don't want the browser to search on my behalf ever - if I want to search I'll go to google or bing or wherever and enter the data that way - is there a 'null' search engine entry that be substituted? (Yes I understand that the URL has to be looked up in DNS, that's not what I mean.)

Asked by BryanWillman 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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acquireappstreams.best

I am getting notices to upgrade to the latest Firefox, which Firefox on my computer says I already have. When I click next, a box asks permission to use acquireappstreams… (read more)

I am getting notices to upgrade to the latest Firefox, which Firefox on my computer says I already have. When I click next, a box asks permission to use acquireappstreams.best--which I cannot find on Google or Firefox. What is acquireappstreams.best, and is it a phishing scheme?

Asked by bmabee 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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History

Hi FF Family, I have recently had to uninstall and reinstall firefox and I've had a number of issues. 1) I cannot use the "bookmark all tabs" option anymore. When I have … (read more)

Hi FF Family,

I have recently had to uninstall and reinstall firefox and I've had a number of issues.

1) I cannot use the "bookmark all tabs" option anymore. When I have a certain number of tabs open it stops just short of scrolling all the way down. Leaving the bottom of the bookmarks pop up open with the rest unavabile to reach.

2) It will not save any of my history and yes I have checked the "Remember browsing and download history" and the "Remember search and form history" and it still has not saved my history of any sites.

3) Previously if i had a tab up it would inform me of the website on that tab and take me there if i tried to search that same article, video, etc. For example is I had a tab already open of Kobe Bryant highlights (R.I.P.) then if i tried to type that same video in another tab it would lead me to the tab I already have opened. It currently isn't doing that. (Example Below)

4) In the history tab at the top it show a short history of sites I went to before the reinstall but it won't update for new sites. So there has to be a file somewhere keeping that information. I want to find it.

5)Finally a lot of the issues I've described I haven't found a simple solution for that involves MacBooks. So if anyone has an answer please tell me step by step what I should do in the Mac version.

I use Firefox to do a lot of legal research and I normally have anywhere from 25-50 tabs up from different statutes, cases, articles, etc. I need help so I can effectively research without constantly searching through each tab and never being able to bookmark or save anything.

Thank you.

Asked by va52248715 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox is not opening correctly

Hi today I opened my linux installation and Firefox is only getting a window with the text: <toolbarbutton <="" class="close-icon" id="UITourTooltipClo… (read more)

Hi today I opened my linux installation and Firefox is only getting a window with the text:

             <toolbarbutton <="" class="close-icon" id="UITourTooltipClose" pre="">

I tried to run from the console with the --MOZ_LOG_FILE flag and the generated file has absolutely no text in it.

Some information about my system: kernel: Linux localhost.localdomain 5.7.7-1-default #1 SMP Wed Jul 1 19:03:27 UTC 2020 (cba119b) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

OS: openSUSE 20200715

DE: KDE 5.72.0 / Plasma 5.19.3

Version: 78.0.2-1.1 (according to zypper info MozillaFirefox command)

</toolbarbutton>

Asked by Gresthol 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Thank you for breaking Firefox? - No more browser window, just a weird error (openSUSE Tumbleweed)

Well, I used to use the mozilla repo, encountered the issue, switched to the openSUSE repo (slightly older builds) where all worked and now the issue is back... After upd… (read more)

Well, I used to use the mozilla repo, encountered the issue, switched to the openSUSE repo (slightly older builds) where all worked and now the issue is back...

After updating all packages, Firefox no longer launches and instead I get the little Window shown in the attached screenshot.

I have zero idea why and how - though it does seem like someone didn't do their testing properly...

According to YaST2 this is Firefox 78.0.2-1.1-x86_64

The installed packages for Firefox are (all from "vendor OpenSUSE") MozillaFirefox MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream MozillaFirefox-translations-common

There is also the kmozillahelper for the Plasma Desktop. - zypper ref and zypper dup confirm that the system is up to date.

Asked by detlevcm 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Help debugging popup windows

Not sure what the right place for this is; I wasn't able to find a Firefox support forum specifically for web developers. If anybody knows of a more appropriate forum, pl… (read more)

Not sure what the right place for this is; I wasn't able to find a Firefox support forum specifically for web developers. If anybody knows of a more appropriate forum, please let me know.

I'm trying to intercept the opening of a popup window from JavaScript, but I can't find any way to trigger the debugger on this condition, and I don't want to set the breakpoint manually because the source I'm working with is obfuscated and it would take a lot of work to track it down manually. I currently have Firefox 68 ESR, but I could upgrade if needed. Does any version of Firefox have a way to set a breakpoint on new tabs/windows opened from JavaScript, or is there a way to break on the `window.open` function which I suppose is what is being used?

Asked by jakob6 2 weeks ago

Answered by jakob6 2 weeks ago

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Remove one-off search engine suggestions from url bar

When i click in the search bar at the top of Firefox 78.0.2 i get a drop down list of one off search engine suggestions. Ive tried deleting the other search engines (asi… (read more)

When i click in the search bar at the top of Firefox 78.0.2 i get a drop down list of one off search engine suggestions.

Ive tried deleting the other search engines (aside from google) in about:preferences#search

Also I've turned browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches into false

They are really annoying, any tips to get rid of them ? (Image included)

Asked by zooburner 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago