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Browsing history not clearing

I have changed Firefox's settings to both Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed and to Clear history when Firefox is closes. But after making these changes… (read more)

I have changed Firefox's settings to both Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed and to Clear history when Firefox is closes. But after making these changes Firefox is still holding onto my browsing history.

Asked by firefox2653 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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403 error Firefox only

I am running Firefox 118.0.2 64 bit on windows 10 22H2. For one particular website I get a 403 error on Firefox, the site opens normally on Edge. I do not have any add … (read more)

I am running Firefox 118.0.2 64 bit on windows 10 22H2. For one particular website I get a 403 error on Firefox, the site opens normally on Edge. I do not have any add ons or extensions that block websites. I have cleared cache and cookies and tried to open the site in troubleshooting mode, no luck. I have also disabled BitDefender, same results. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Asked by zenkerlinda 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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cache size error

Hi there, I cleared my cache after it told me it had stored a gazillion GB in data - but the big number was still there after clearing the cache. Needless to say my hard… (read more)

Hi there,

I cleared my cache after it told me it had stored a gazillion GB in data - but the big number was still there after clearing the cache. Needless to say my harddrive isn't even as big as the GB number shown, so there must be a gremlin in there somewhere? Thought you'd want to know. I'm using the latest Firefox on Mac OS 10.15.7

Asked by claudia25 2 years ago

Answered by claudia25 2 years ago

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All my addons "Could not be verified for use in firefox and has been disabled" (just seen today)

Hi everyone, I am running Firefox 91.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 and just noticed that all my addons have been disabled and can't re-enable them. Some of them are… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am running Firefox 91.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 and just noticed that all my addons have been disabled and can't re-enable them.

Some of them are quite common modules such as Disconnect or Privacy Badger, so wondering what this may be.

There is a similar post on this forum dating back to 2019 and it mentioned a fix on Firefox was to be developped.

Anyone experiencing the same issue at the moment.?

Please see attached screenshot.

Kind regards,

Alex

Asked by Alex_Pk 2 years ago

Answered by Alex_Pk 2 years ago

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Cannot change email in my account nor delete my Firefox account

To change my email in the account I arrive to the step when a confirmation code should be send , but I never receive the email with the code. If I try to delete my accou… (read more)

To change my email in the account I arrive to the step when a confirmation code should be send , but I never receive the email with the code. If I try to delete my account, again, a confirmation code is required, but the email with this code does not arrive. It may be that the email provider (T-Online) is blocking the email from Mozilla? , I have no possibility to specify safe sites with such an email system, and I cannot change the email. In conclusion , I am stuck. Is it possible to write to a support site of Mozilla to get the email modified or the account deleted by them

Asked by sr 2 years ago

Answered by sr 1 year ago

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My laptop won't let me live stream

I am unable to livestream video services from a monastery in the UK. I have clicked into the little shield at the left end of the web address bar in order to turn off th… (read more)

I am unable to livestream video services from a monastery in the UK. I have clicked into the little shield at the left end of the web address bar in order to turn off the enhanced protection, but this does not have any effect, even though the website shows up as having had the protection disabled. I don't know whether I need to do anything in Firefox settings.

I was advised to use Google Chrome, and that browser does let me enter, but I prefer to stay with Firefox for all my browsing. I am an elderly person, and have to work harder than my children and grandchildren to keep up-to-date. If you could help me with some very clear instructions with the minumum of technical jargon I would be most grateful. I submit below a screenshot of what I see on the site despite the protection having been switched off on the little shield.

Asked by gbedani 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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it says not to expect a reply from this email as it's not monitored, but I will try anyway. I found "account settings" when i pressed alt-t, but dunno what to do from th… (read more)

it says not to expect a reply from this email as it's not monitored, but I will try anyway. I found "account settings" when i pressed alt-t, but dunno what to do from there

jscher2000   what's another email to get u at?  Thank u

PS; trying to get duckduck.go a search engine on all browsers. Trying to reply to jscher2000

Asked by hap 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Stored Cookies

I have a persistent cookies 'Invisiblehand.com' that I can not get rid of. I am using an Imac running Monterey 12.2.1 I am running Firefox 98.0 In Enhanced Tracking Pr… (read more)

I have a persistent cookies 'Invisiblehand.com' that I can not get rid of. I am using an Imac running Monterey 12.2.1 I am running Firefox 98.0

In Enhanced Tracking Protection I have 'Strict' in use. In Cookies and Site Data I have 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' There are no sites listed in 'Exceptions'. In 'History' I have 'Clear history when Firefox closes'

But the above site is always listed once I open up Firefox after closing it.

How do I get rid of this? This is a new problem.

Thank you for your time and effort.

Asked by stew04 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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google account auto login?

Hi, I've noticed recently that on login to some website that because my account profile uses a gmail account the website is automatically logging me in. I'm assuming th… (read more)

Hi, I've noticed recently that on login to some website that because my account profile uses a gmail account the website is automatically logging me in.

I'm assuming the following is what is happening, I'd like to stop it and use my password manager to login, but this process the website is using is completely bypassing my configuration choices.

Should I assume this data is shared with Google? It must be right, they have sent an authentication request to google that my email on profile is valid and google knows the domain that made the request and the timestamp. Worse, this blocks me from using my own password manager or browser password manager and gives me no control over what is shared with google a 3rd party to website i have subscribed, are they not violating privacy terms by doing this? Is there a class action in progress somewhere?

Asked by markballew 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Today, after updating the browser. I can't sign in to Ancestry.com

I don't know why, it is NOT Ancestry, as I can sign in to it on other browsers. I get this error message below. Access Denied Error 21 What happened? This request was bl… (read more)

I don't know why, it is NOT Ancestry, as I can sign in to it on other browsers. I get this error message below.

Access Denied Error 21 What happened? This request was blocked by security rules. Your IP: 73.94.12.65 Incident ID: 6eae587fcef92d46

I have no idea what security rules, but I am working on a genealogy project and have never had a problem signing into Ancestry in multiple tabs before today. How do I fix this? Besides getting rid of Firefox, I mean. I have the same security extensions on this browser as I use on Vivaldi, Brave and Chrome - I avoid Chrome, but use Vivaldi and Brave regularly, along with Firefox.

Asked by Gene 1 year ago

Answered by Gene 1 year ago

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firefox blocks browser based zoom access to laptop speakers

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is b… (read more)

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is blocking zoom from accessing the speakers. I can't find a setting in Firefox preferences to block/allow it. Speakers work on YouTube/Vimeo with no problems (speaker volume 100% and not muted). Speakers had been working with Zoom until a couple weeks ago. I don't want to install the Zoom app just because Google hates privacy and and I don't want to help them own my privacy anymore than I must. I use DuckDuckGo for the default search engine, have Ghostery for an Extension/add-on, and have the Firefox browser set for private window always. I have tried various cookie settings for the Zoom meetings and even the dreaded "accept all cookies" and have Firefox cookie handling set to Standard, with deleting all cookies and history upon exit. I am on 64-bit Windows 10 up to date as of 2/16/22, Dell computer updated to same date, and latest update of Firefox 2/18/22. I have done a number of web searches and not finding the speaker topic or error message other than three unanswered help requests from others with the same problem dated from July-Sept 2021.

Asked by jn9olvr 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Need help with custom Firefox config

There are multiple screenshots attached below, 2 of them showing setting marked in red. Those settings are pre-configured with the firefox.cfg file. I would like to also … (read more)

There are multiple screenshots attached below, 2 of them showing setting marked in red. Those settings are pre-configured with the firefox.cfg file. I would like to also pre-configure a list of other settings. You can also find those other settings below.

Anyways, i remember someone from this forum told me there is no "official documentation" for the firefox settings which are listed in about:config. Is there an "inofficial documentation"? If you could reply with the exact setting that i have to change according to the screenshot attached below that would be awesome, otherwise an URL for some sort of documentation would be welcome..

Basically all the setting i want to change exists and can be manually edited using the firefox settings, but theoretically could be easily pre-configured with the firefox.cfg.

All i need are setting-names/ids.

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox not saving cookies for websites with exceptions

Firefox is not remembering the cookies and data of websites that I have saved under Exceptions. These sites are saved under Exceptions but I still have to log in every si… (read more)

Firefox is not remembering the cookies and data of websites that I have saved under Exceptions. These sites are saved under Exceptions but I still have to log in every single time I access those sites, regardless of the fact that are saved to the list.

Asked by cvwest 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Deceptive Site partner in China

In China (Mainland) the Firefox Now showing both Associate Press and Russian sputnik concerning Ukraine as "Deceptive Site" (e.g. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukrain… (read more)

In China (Mainland) the Firefox Now showing both Associate Press and Russian sputnik concerning Ukraine as "Deceptive Site" (e.g. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-europe-nato-49abe49e9b35833a385fe10db802dc5a). So I have 2 questions.

1 Who is responsible for the collection of Deceptive Site in China (for those who don't know, Chinese Firefox is run and supported by "Beijing Zhimou firefox", not mozilla) 2, and more importently. what information would it need to be sent to use the "Deceptive Site" function (or more sepsifictly, is firefox sending what sites I visit to its partner? and if yes what, and who)

Asked by kefeiwu 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago