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History locked in time

Websites browsing history does not update or delete. Opening the sidebar, right clicking on an entry and using Forget About this site or Delete Page has no effect. Menu&g… (read more)

Websites browsing history does not update or delete. Opening the sidebar, right clicking on an entry and using Forget About this site or Delete Page has no effect. Menu>Settings>Privacy. Private is unchecked. I've selected Clear History Time Range Everything, all boxes checked. Settings When closed Firefox should delete all boxes checked.

Remember Browsing History and it doesn't update when I open the sidebar. Last Visited is the only selection that shows any sites and it doesn't update as I browse new sites. By Date and Site, Most Visited, by site, by date do not show any sites.

I've even uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled and not sure how but it has the same history as well as last tabs opened.

Asked by cg1123 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Still getting Newsletter Emails after unsubscribing

I have unsubscribed from all newsletter after receiving the first email but days later I'm still getting emails from Firefox (e.g. Superpower #4: See if your info has bee… (read more)

I have unsubscribed from all newsletter after receiving the first email but days later I'm still getting emails from Firefox (e.g. Superpower #4: See if your info has been leaked).

This is an incredibly bad user experience and to my knowledge illegal in the EU.

I'm probably still within that journey but the journey should terminate the moment I clicked unsubscribed.

Asked by jkl123 1 week ago

Answered by Chris 1 week ago

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saved passwords

hello, i recently went from google browser to firefox, and i want to import my passwords. i did save all my passwords from google browser to .csv file, but when i go to s… (read more)

hello, i recently went from google browser to firefox, and i want to import my passwords. i did save all my passwords from google browser to .csv file, but when i go to settings>import passwords, it lets me choose the file, i choose my passwords.csv, and then-nothing happens. no loading, browser doesnt stop working, my folder where i choose csv from is just closing, but passwords doesnt import

Asked by daniil.yershow 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Master password not working on other computer

I'm using two computers. My master password isn't working on the other computer. I tried changing it on the 1st computer (where I'm logged into Firefox); but the change i… (read more)

I'm using two computers. My master password isn't working on the other computer. I tried changing it on the 1st computer (where I'm logged into Firefox); but the change isn't applying to the 2nd computer. Help!

Asked by KT 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Ebay page does not display properly

When I choose any other option then remember history. Ebay page does not display properly. Only way to get it working is to choose remember history. Please fix it as I ju… (read more)

When I choose any other option then remember history. Ebay page does not display properly. Only way to get it working is to choose remember history.

Please fix it as I just don't like my browser to remember history

Asked by dipakkhatri 2 years ago

Answered by dipakkhatri 2 years ago

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navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia never resolves

I found out, that the getUserMedia Promise in Firefox only resolves, if the Tab is active or by clicking on the Tab Instance: (Firefox, 81.0) navigator.mediaDevices.getUs… (read more)

I found out, that the getUserMedia Promise in Firefox only resolves, if the Tab is active or by clicking on the Tab Instance: (Firefox, 81.0)

navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia({ audio: true}).then(() => console.log("done"))

Otherwise, the Promise never resolves or rejects. Is this a bug or a feature, and where is this documented? Is there a media Config setting, to tell Firefox to allow getUserMedia Promise to resolve in non-active Tabs? Otherwise this looks like a bug for me...

Asked by Ki-Hyoun Kim 2 years ago

Answered by Ki-Hyoun Kim 2 years ago

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Delete all cookies when Firefox closes except some specific ones

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I t… (read more)

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I trust, such as this site. I've added exceptions to Allow these trusted sites as documented on a thread somewhere else, but it doesn't work. All cookies are deleted.

Is it possible to keep cookies only for a select group of sites. eg. support.mozilla.com, tomshardware.com, mydigitallife.net, speedtest.net and so on.

Thank you.

Asked by TanyaC 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit) on windows 10 keeps signin out of sites

Since a few days I noticed on two different windows 10 PCs that firefox keeps signin out of websites (yahoo, linkedin etc), and this happens semi-randomly but sometimes m… (read more)

Since a few days I noticed on two different windows 10 PCs that firefox keeps signin out of websites (yahoo, linkedin etc), and this happens semi-randomly but sometimes more than once per day. My security settings never changed, I did configure firefox to delete history when closing, but preserving cookies and active logins. I also tried to add those websites to trusted sites (in the tracking menu, the shield to the left of the url). Any advice?

Asked by marco.fera80 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox throws SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE error for a site but Chromium says certificate is valid

Hi all, I have an Apache site on Kubuntu 20.04 with a certificate signed by my private CA. I've added the root CA ceritificate in Firefox and in Chromium. Firefox throws … (read more)

Hi all, I have an Apache site on Kubuntu 20.04 with a certificate signed by my private CA. I've added the root CA ceritificate in Firefox and in Chromium.

Firefox throws a SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE error

Chromium accept the certificate as valid

What can I do?

Notes: the site url is "https://hdev.h.net" (with an internal IP address inside my lab)

Attached there are:

- the authority settings page
- the certification authority certificate as seen by Firefox
- the site certificate

Firefox version 82.0 Ubuntu Chromium version 86.0.4240.11

Asked by m.busico 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Another reason Weather Channel radar maps may not load

I also had a problem on my Mac with Weather Channel and Weather Underground's Wundermap not loading on Firefox. I launched Firefox in Safe Mode and the maps loaded with n… (read more)

I also had a problem on my Mac with Weather Channel and Weather Underground's Wundermap not loading on Firefox.

I launched Firefox in Safe Mode and the maps loaded with no problem. It turns out that the culprit preventing loading in my Firefox browser was the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension. Since disabling it, the maps are back for the first time in at least a year. I had searched for the answer to my issues for that entire period with no luck. Now I don't have to open another browser for a decent weather map.

I hope this will help some of my fellow Firefoxers.

Asked by foxdawg 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Master Password Prompt Delay

Please can someone tell me why is there such a long delay between opening firefox and the master password prompt? Also if anyone knows if there is some way to either spee… (read more)

Please can someone tell me why is there such a long delay between opening firefox and the master password prompt?

Also if anyone knows if there is some way to either speed up the master password prompt so that it opens instantly on opening firefox or prevent it from opening until a password box is present on the webpage.

The delay in the master password prompt is up to 20 seconds and is so annoying, it just gets in the way when you are trying to work.

Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided.

Asked by Ian Wood Cembre 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 2 years ago

Answered by XERRAX 1 year ago

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can't open inbox

When I click on the log in button on the Telstra webmail page it just hangs with three flashing dots and the page never displays. I have cleared cache and cookies and rem… (read more)

When I click on the log in button on the Telstra webmail page it just hangs with three flashing dots and the page never displays. I have cleared cache and cookies and removed all tracker protection to try to fix this but still no joy.

Asked by davidscholes58 1 year ago

Answered by davidscholes58 1 year ago

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After I've set a security exception, how can I remove it?

I connected to the web interface of my printer and got a warning that it could be an unsafe site. I clicked where it said I accept the risk. Then I found out that I could… (read more)

I connected to the web interface of my printer and got a warning that it could be an unsafe site. I clicked where it said I accept the risk. Then I found out that I could install a certificate on the printer. To do that I have to click "Download." But I don't see that. First I have to remove the security exception I created. How do I do that in Firefox 83.0?

Asked by marty 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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What's the difference between ALLOW and ALLOW for a SESSION?

Under EXCEPTIONS I had to ALLOW certain websites. Then I decided to experiment and see what ALLOWED for SESSION really does. Neither the entries for websites I allowed fo… (read more)

Under EXCEPTIONS I had to ALLOW certain websites. Then I decided to experiment and see what ALLOWED for SESSION really does.

Neither the entries for websites I allowed for a session were deleted from the list of exceptions, nor the cookies saved by these websites were deleted even when I closed the browser.

I do not see the difference in terms of what happens between selecting Allow vs. Allow for session.

Could someone who knows please explain or point me to the place that explains the difference and how this works?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Importing Logins/Passwords

I have a Linux system with Firefox 83.0 installed. I also have a CSV file of logins from an earlier Firefox. How can I import or use this CSV file to move over my login… (read more)

I have a Linux system with Firefox 83.0 installed. I also have a CSV file of logins from an earlier Firefox. How can I import or use this CSV file to move over my logins/passwords. I wish not to use Sync because it is someone else's machine. Robert

Asked by robweir 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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How settings for privacy and security are supposed to work vs. how they work

1. I have ALL cookies blocked in all windows, through the CUSTOM option. Some websites defined in the Exception list as Blocked and some websites that I cannot recognize … (read more)

1. I have ALL cookies blocked in all windows, through the CUSTOM option. Some websites defined in the Exception list as Blocked and some websites that I cannot recognize (and are not on the Exception list as Allowed or Allowed for session), still save cookies that I can see under Manage Data. The first two screen captures )on the left) show Google as blocked, but still saving cookies. Is this a feature or a bug?

2. I am using a website called athenahealth. It forced me to allow for session a bunch of domains and subdomains, including one that starts with 8752-2.

The last 2 screen captures show: - info in the Shield for cookies, where the subdomain starting w. 8752-2 is shown as blocked

- the list of exceptions that shows this same subdomain (starting w. 8752-2) as allowed for session.

How is the above possible? Is this the way this is meant to work?

3. Is there a way to copy out, export or at least print the list of websites under Exceptions? I am concerned that somehow they are deleted (I was reading that Refresh deletes them, maybe something else does that too) and it took me quite a lot of experimentation to figure out what is that I have to allow for websites that I need vs. what I can safely block, when blocking ALL doesn't do the job.

4. Is there anything planned to allow a preview before printing (like in Safari) to facilitate printing only what one wants to print?

I'd very much appreciate answers to the above.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago