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Biometrics and Firefox

Hi, is possible in Firefox to use biometrics (e.g fingerprint) to unlock your passwords in Lockwise or use it for login, etc.? Or it's planned in some next releases? (on … (read more)

Hi, is possible in Firefox to use biometrics (e.g fingerprint) to unlock your passwords in Lockwise or use it for login, etc.? Or it's planned in some next releases? (on Windows 10)

Thanks for answers!

Asked by Tomáš Kazda 5 days ago

Last reply by Tomáš Kazda 5 days ago

What is Network ID

The Network ID found in "about:networking#networkid" shows a numerical, alpha value that appears to be constant on a particular workstation. How is this value used ? it a… (read more)

The Network ID found in "about:networking#networkid" shows a numerical, alpha value that appears to be constant on a particular workstation. How is this value used ? it appears to identify a specific workstation.

Asked by sadiqowy 5 days ago

Password

Hi, I'm new to Firefox. I have a Facebook account which I have no issues with when using in Opera. But when I try to sign in to FB on Firefox it doesn't recognise my pass… (read more)

Hi,

I'm new to Firefox. I have a Facebook account which I have no issues with when using in Opera. But when I try to sign in to FB on Firefox it doesn't recognise my password. So I changed it yet it still isn't recognised. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, martin.

Asked by martin 5 days ago

Last reply by martin 4 days ago

Firefox 86 "Total Cookie Protection": I want no "automatic exceptions"

Quoted from: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/24/firefox_cookies_86/ ..."it's Total Cookie Protection With Some Exceptions, Handled Automatically" ..."Meanwhile, Googl… (read more)

Quoted from: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/24/firefox_cookies_86/ ..."it's Total Cookie Protection With Some Exceptions, Handled Automatically" ..."Meanwhile, Google and its ad tech frenemies are racing to develop various Privacy Sandbox proposals so they can implement behavioral ad targeting"

I don't WANT exceptions! Behavioral ad targeting is exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I don't want Google shaping my searches and influencing my opinions by "telling me what I want to hear"...it thinks! Total Cookie Protection sounded exciting until I read this. How do we force it to work "without automatic exceptions"?

I was excited about this new feature because it might allow me to stay logged in to sites like Google and Amazon without their infamous tracking and search-shaping. If not this setting is pretty useless.

Asked by gggirlgeek 5 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 days ago

Why did you default my start page to Bing?

I don't use the the other browser because they track. I use firefox and duck duck go. Why are you now defaulting my start page to bing? This is my computer. I will co… (read more)

I don't use the the other browser because they track. I use firefox and duck duck go. Why are you now defaulting my start page to bing? This is my computer. I will configure it the way I want. I have been using program for 15 or so years. Now you are starting to act like the other companies. Do I have to find another browser, that respects my choices?

Asked by Lynnie 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Firefox 2FA with Authy

I am trying to enable 2FA on my Firefox account using Authy. I just did it with FB, Twitter, Gmail, Outlook and OKTA and they all worked. However the code generated by Au… (read more)

I am trying to enable 2FA on my Firefox account using Authy. I just did it with FB, Twitter, Gmail, Outlook and OKTA and they all worked. However the code generated by Authy is not being accepted by Firefox so that I can enable 2FA. I have verifed that my timezone is correct (-4, no daylight savings) and that the time matches up exactly. Obviously since i was successful with the others, the issue does not exist on my side. Any help?

Asked by Devon Hackshaw 5 days ago

manage exception for tracking protection

The manage exception is grayed out and not avaialbe for inputting the name of certain websites to be an exception. following is the screen I get with grayed out areas. … (read more)

The manage exception is grayed out and not avaialbe for inputting the name of certain websites to be an exception. following is the screen I get with grayed out areas. How can I enable this window to accept my typing a web address for exception of tracking protection?

Asked by jillapiroozmandi09 4 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 4 days ago

How to delete a (wrong) Bitwarden master password

When I bring up the Bitwarden password manager, my Bitwarden master password is (incorrectly) filled in. This should not be filled in at all. When I go to about:logins, t… (read more)

When I bring up the Bitwarden password manager, my Bitwarden master password is (incorrectly) filled in. This should not be filled in at all. When I go to about:logins, there no Bitwarden entry to remove. With every use of Bitwarden I have to delete the wrong entry. How can I remove that Lockwise entry?

Asked by Odin3 4 days ago

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue???

This is not a question, more like a complaint, and DDG sent me here. The word complaint may seem inappropriate for sth like a browser which is the result of thousands of … (read more)

This is not a question, more like a complaint, and DDG sent me here. The word complaint may seem inappropriate for sth like a browser which is the result of thousands of work hours of volunteers. Right? Thanks for that hard work, much respected!

Now, I did see that this very subject has already thousands of filed complaints, which naturally means that millions of people are annoyed about the very same thing, one that Firefox introduced some years ago. Fewer than few people even bother to write in, you know that. Because they feel, it's wasted time, "they do anyway what THEY want".

Maybe so. I write in, because I have hope. Still.

So: What is going on in the minds of "software programmers"/developers... since around the 90ies? Why always this PATRONIZING? Do you really, honestly, seriously, believe that you are any smarter than I am, or my neighbors, or you or your neighbors (you who reads this, probably not those who NEED to read it and act on it) ??

Well, I will say, for sure you are not, you are patronizing. And ADULTS. That's Grotesk!

I know perfectly well if I want to visit a site or not. And while I appreciate your concern about my health or what not, leave it at that concern, don't open it up to patronizing. Permanently. Everywhere. It's ridiculous!

I will add a screenshot here, so that YOU understand, this time. It documents that these "sw developers" leave NO option at all, even after you click this equally ridiculous "Advanced" button, to open a site YOU want. You as the owner of the computer you are using!

Such foolish patronizing is beyond words. To me. To many. I trust that at least words as clear as mine finally open up the minds of those responsible for this permanent annoyance. Yes?

We'll see. You're rolling out more updates than people change their pants. So, within a day or two we should see an update that will finally!!! STOP THIS PATRONIZING. Hm?

I would never use Chrome, the sniffer of everything. I am sad that Firefox introduces gimmicks all the time, but fails to listen to its user base. What THEY want.

And if you don't want to listen to what the users want, then why do you bother to write code for others? Just write for yourself then. Think. Amen. :)


You will deserve more praise when you stop this patronizing, this thinking, you are smarter than the rest of us. Not before.

Asked by MyDavid 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Cannot Enter Exceptions - And Firefox Doesn't Work Properly

Trying to debug. Firefox breaks my site, and if I change the Tracking Protection to Strict, my site doesn't work at all. So it must be in this no tracking area. But I can… (read more)

Trying to debug. Firefox breaks my site, and if I change the Tracking Protection to Strict, my site doesn't work at all. So it must be in this no tracking area.

But I cannot enter exceptions in the tracking window, that window is not live. See attached. Why I cannot enter/type site URLs in this window?

Asked by vinci 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

Is the multi account containers still useful in Firefox 86

Hi, After reading on the new update with Firefox 86, it seems that you have made some really good changes on the way cookies are handled forcing each site to keep their c… (read more)

Hi,

After reading on the new update with Firefox 86, it seems that you have made some really good changes on the way cookies are handled forcing each site to keep their cookie separate from everyone else.

So is the Is the multi account containers still useful in Firefox 86 if what I'm using them for is to keep from being tracked?

It seems that they would be useful if I wanted to open several different Gmail accounts at the same time from within their respective folders.

Thank you for your help.

Kenrick

Asked by Kenrick 4 days ago

Last reply by Kenrick 2 days ago

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Remove Website from Popup-Block-List

Hello, recently I moved a website to the "Block Popups from this site" list. Now I only have the option to generally block all pop-ups or to allow them in general. Is the… (read more)

Hello,

recently I moved a website to the "Block Popups from this site" list.

Now I only have the option to generally block all pop-ups or to allow them in general.

Is there any way to get that yellow bar back, telling me, that something has blocked and allows me to select which Popup is to be allowed and which is declined?

Thank you!

Asked by devilsraccoon 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

Add-ons

Sommige add-ons vragen toestemming om alle data van websites te lezen, inclusief namen en wachtwoorden. Dit lijkt mij een beveiligingsrisico, maar toch beveelt Firefox o.… (read more)

Sommige add-ons vragen toestemming om alle data van websites te lezen, inclusief namen en wachtwoorden. Dit lijkt mij een beveiligingsrisico, maar toch beveelt Firefox o.a. de add-on Darkreader aan. Kan iemand mij vertellen waarom ik zonder enig risico darkreader kan gebruiken.

Asked by acmey 4 days ago

Clear Cookies / Browsing History by Container

Can you clear your browsing history and / or cookies by container? I use a general container for general use, and others for banking etc - I just want to clear the histo… (read more)

Can you clear your browsing history and / or cookies by container?

I use a general container for general use, and others for banking etc - I just want to clear the history of the general usage container but retain the banking ones.

Asked by Phill H 4 days ago

claiming they belong to priemna@mvr.bg, organised 24/7 group broke the add-on.

relate "claiming they belong to priemna@mvr.bg, organised 24/7 group broke the add-on." to - 1/ Igor Petrovich 2/ Igor Markovski 3/ Stela from Geo Milev 4/ ff-bg.net 5/ a… (read more)

relate "claiming they belong to priemna@mvr.bg, organised 24/7 group broke the add-on." to -

1/ Igor Petrovich 2/ Igor Markovski 3/ Stela from Geo Milev 4/ ff-bg.net 5/ add-ons 6/ 8211046345 7/ 200428387 8/ slusham 9/ .org 10/ Cherni vrah 1, abv.bg, testuser22 11/ Belneyski, secretary@dps.bg and Cherni vrah to Black Sea

Asked by testuser23 4 days ago

Facebook container

Hi, does anybody else have this problem? I am using the Facebook container add-on which works fine apart from when I have been on Facebook and then go on to the MSN games… (read more)

Hi, does anybody else have this problem? I am using the Facebook container add-on which works fine apart from when I have been on Facebook and then go on to the MSN games site without closing Firefox first. If I close Firefox after using Facebook then open MSN games all is fine. If I forget to close Firefox and go straight to MSN games I lose all my games history and have to log on again with a pop-up appearing saying that they have changed their privacy policy. Many thanks

Asked by Gandalf 4 days ago

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Privacy extensions

Now that FF 86 has total cookie protection do I still need to run extensions that do the same thing. I have always run ublock origin. Also I see that DuckDuckGo has an … (read more)

Now that FF 86 has total cookie protection do I still need to run extensions that do the same thing. I have always run ublock origin. Also I see that DuckDuckGo has an extension that blocks trackers, wonder if I need that too or not.

When I load a web page I still see ublock blocking things and if I add the DDG extension its finding stuff too at the same time.

Thoughts?

Asked by elliot5 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

2AF TOTP troubleshooting

Hi! It doesn't matter wich app I use for 2AF, once the QR is scanned (or even when the hash is added manually) Firefox doesn't recognize the 6 digit code. Now I'm using a… (read more)

Hi! It doesn't matter wich app I use for 2AF, once the QR is scanned (or even when the hash is added manually) Firefox doesn't recognize the 6 digit code. Now I'm using andOTP, but the same behaviour with Google Authenticator. Any help? Thanks in advance!

Asked by Joseph 3 days ago

virtual machine for SAS university edition blocked

hello, I use SAS University Edition to learn how to improve my SAS knowledge. It's installed via a VM and once installed, you just have to type http://http://localhost:10… (read more)

hello,

I use SAS University Edition to learn how to improve my SAS knowledge.

It's installed via a VM and once installed, you just have to type http://http://localhost:10080/ in the browser to open the SAS session. It worked for months, until new releases of Firefox. I disabled the HTTPS only mode on Firefox.

Now I get a Firefox error message "Cette adresse est interdite - Cette adresse utilise un port réseau inhabituel pour la navigation web. Par mesure de sécurité, Firefox a abandonné la requête." Forbidden address, due to unusual network port usage.

How can I log on my virtual machine? Where are the parameters that restrict the access to http sites and how can I manage them?

Thank you for your help, PY

Asked by pellgomz29 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago