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'Potential security risk' warning when browsing to an internal site; warning no longer appears in Edge

A similar 'not secure' warning had been appearing in Edge; clearing the cache eliminated the warning. Clearing the Firefox cache has not helped, nor has resetting. No war… (read more)

A similar 'not secure' warning had been appearing in Edge; clearing the cache eliminated the warning. Clearing the Firefox cache has not helped, nor has resetting. No warning has ever appeared in Chrome.

Windows 10. Firefox 102.0 (64-bit).

Any suggestions?

Update: I uninstalled and re-installed Firefox. The warning no longer appears.

Asked by cgwaters 13 minutes ago

screen sharing access

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entir… (read more)

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entire screen. But when I enable the checkbox for "Remember this decision" I get this warning: Firefox can not allow permanent access to your screen.

Why does this happen? Is it because I'm on a unbuntu or is it specific to ubuntu Catalina?

Asked by gowthamimulakala9036 1 hour ago

Suggestion: Cookie desired retention and cookie rejection on close of browersr

Hi All I manage my cookies manually as I keep many tabs open permanently. Having to constantly log back in to those accounts would be onerous if cookies were deleted on c… (read more)

Hi All

I manage my cookies manually as I keep many tabs open permanently. Having to constantly log back in to those accounts would be onerous if cookies were deleted on close of browser. Managing this via manually adding the website exceptions function is also a drag.

Would it be possible to have a 'keep cookie list' that are saved when the browser is closed?

Cheers M

Asked by Kimberl 8 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

Connection to my router is denied

I have the problem with firefox AND edge, that when I want to log into my router, via 192.168.8.1, I receive message that an error has occurred or that it is not secure.… (read more)

I have the problem with firefox AND edge, that when I want to log into my router, via 192.168.8.1, I receive message that an error has occurred or that it is not secure.

How do I avoid these messages? I have made rules in my Bitdefender to allow it, but still it does not work. Any suggestions how to be able to log into my router, is welcomed.

Best regards Stones.

In Swedish: Anslutningen misslyckades

Ett fel uppstod under anslutning till 192.168.8.1.

   Webbplatsen kan tillfälligt vara nere eller upptagen. Försök igen om en stund.
   Om du inte kan öppna sidor, kontrollera datorns nätverksanslutning.
   Om datorn eller nätverket skyddas av en brandvägg eller proxy, kontrollera att Firefox har tillstånd att ansluta till webben.

Asked by Argao1 6 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 hour ago

How can I delete cache and cookies, but keep history, every time I close Firefox?

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed. When I close and reopen Firefox, the co… (read more)

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed.

When I close and reopen Firefox, the cookies are correctly deleted, but the cache is not. I have to manually go into this setting to delete them. This also happens if I go to the menu bar setting of 'history/clear recent history'.

I want to keep my history of where I've been, but clear clear cookies and the cache every time close.

This doesn't seem like an unreasonable request for a browser that bills itself as being privacy oriented, but I don't see how to do this. Doing banking, I have to manually go into Privacy each time to get this done to clear the site.

From looking at previous answers to this question it seems the current way Firefox is designed this is "not a bug, but a feature".

Using Firefox 99.0 on a 2017 Imac.

Asked by rockpapersizzors 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Forget browsing data when starting a private mode window

When I start a private window on FireFox, that same private window still has all the browsing history attached to my "normal" FireFox windows. Ideally, I'd like to start … (read more)

When I start a private window on FireFox, that same private window still has all the browsing history attached to my "normal" FireFox windows.

Ideally, I'd like to start Private Mode and have FireFox start from "zero": No access to past browsing data.

Is there a setting that allows for this?

Asked by j50 9 hours ago

Last reply by r7pxrv 3 hours ago

not even able to open google.com in firefox, in chrome everything works fine

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure conne… (read more)

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.


When clicking advanced button there is no way to proceed:

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust www.google.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

View Certificate

Asked by jadhavsagarpune 11 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 11 hours ago

Secure Connection Failed-I was a victim of Microsoft computer scam

Please help me! Last week, was the victim of a computer scam. I called the 888# pop-up on screen. Looked so real w/MS logo and MS defender logo. I stupidly gave my IP add… (read more)

Please help me! Last week, was the victim of a computer scam. I called the 888# pop-up on screen. Looked so real w/MS logo and MS defender logo. I stupidly gave my IP address, name, cellphone #, (which I reported to MS fraud division and the FBI). (I installed a VPN, after the fact.) I can't believe I was so taken in by this guy.

  I went to my bank in person and gave them my new email address.  I tried to log in to my online banking today. Message "Secure Connection Failed. You are not securely connection to this site.Your connection to this site is not private. Information you submit could be viewed by others (like passwords, messages, credit cards, etc.) "
Now, I'm terrified that this scammer has access to my computer.
I'm afraid to access my online banking. He may even have access to my other online accounts, such as my cable, retail stores, etc. where I changed my email addresses and passwords.
Even if I can get "securely connected" how do I know I'm safe from these guys who have my IP address?
 What can I do?  Can someone please help me? Or make a suggestion as to where I can go to resolve this (if possible?
 Thank you so much.

Asked by seena_s22 20 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Sending Outlook 365 Message to Notes 365 is failing today. Worked yesterday.

When using 365 Outlook, I was sending message to Notes 365. It was working yesterday, but is failing today. I get the message noted below: "We're sorry. We couldn't fet… (read more)

When using 365 Outlook, I was sending message to Notes 365. It was working yesterday, but is failing today. I get the message noted below:

"We're sorry. We couldn't fetch your notebook. Please try again later. Details Error: The operation is insecure.Date: 2022-06-30T20:50:27.878ZSession ID: 0b74e553-3b1a-4c21-be65-b0f493b11951"

I was able to Edge to get it to work - but want to use Mozzilla...

Asked by jacquelinepilcher 21 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 19 hours ago

Where is the Export Login file saved?

Where is the Export Login file saved? I am concerned about Warning message: Warning: Your passwords in the exported file will not be encrypted and will be in a readable f… (read more)

Where is the Export Login file saved? I am concerned about Warning message: Warning: Your passwords in the exported file will not be encrypted and will be in a readable form to anyone who can view this file. Do not upload online, email or share the exported file. Delete this file when finished. Export login data from Firefox

view this file. Do not upload online, email or share the exported file. Delete this file when finished.

Asked by saragerstl 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 21 hours ago

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I am logged off FF, but passwords and addons are still showing

so firefox I am logged out, you can tell where it say "save and sync - sign in". but even though I am not signed in, my passwords and addons are still showing up. how to … (read more)

so firefox I am logged out, you can tell where it say "save and sync - sign in". but even though I am not signed in, my passwords and addons are still showing up.

how to fix this

thank you!!

Asked by Rick (Proton) 2 days ago

Answered by Rick (Proton) 1 day ago

Delete cookies on close setting auto-resets

Hi there, I would like the option "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" to be enabled, but it appears that Firefox is actively undoing this change. If I g… (read more)

Hi there,

I would like the option "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" to be enabled, but it appears that Firefox is actively undoing this change. If I go into settings and check this box, it will appear to be successful and remain checked until that session is over, but if I close & restart, the box is always unchecked after restarting. Is this a bug in the build of Firefox I'm running (102), or is this behavior intended?

Thank you!

Asked by golden130 1 day ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 day ago

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How to enable autosave login option

How can I enable the "ask to save logins and passwords" option? See the attachment. I do not use private mode and saving history is allowed. I can browse saved logins als… (read more)

How can I enable the "ask to save logins and passwords" option? See the attachment. I do not use private mode and saving history is allowed. I can browse saved logins also, but I want to activate automatic infill of them. Firefox 102.0 64-bit

Asked by f.tazz 1 day ago

Answered by f.tazz 1 day ago

firefox browser

I can't open anything in the browser. It always says "secure connection failed" and I cannot reach anything get anywhere within the use of the browser. No matter what I d… (read more)

I can't open anything in the browser. It always says "secure connection failed" and I cannot reach anything get anywhere within the use of the browser. No matter what I do try. I have looked at a number of workarounds posted online but nothing seems to work. I need some help. I use Windows 10

Asked by rgreen08 1 day ago

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Ver 100.0 Settings:Startup:Open previous windows and tabs is UNCHECKED. But every time I open Firefox, it opens the last site I had open before I closed it.

Ver 100.0 Settings:Startup:Open previous windows and tabs is UNCHECKED. But every time I open Firefox, it opens the last site I had open before I closed it. This worked b… (read more)

Ver 100.0 Settings:Startup:Open previous windows and tabs is UNCHECKED. But every time I open Firefox, it opens the last site I had open before I closed it.

This worked before ver 100 and suddenly has stopped working with ver 100.

I even rebooted the computer (Win 10, 64-bit) and same behavior continues.

Asked by dandaugherty20 1 month ago

Answered by dandaugherty20 1 month ago