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Decryption tool for passwords in Firefox

Back in November 2023 I had the misfortune of a software engineer not doing his job correctly and he reinstalled the OS on my laptop instead of repairing some software th… (read more)

Back in November 2023 I had the misfortune of a software engineer not doing his job correctly and he reinstalled the OS on my laptop instead of repairing some software that wasn't functioning correctly. Mercifully, I have had Microsoft support working on recovering my data, which has proved a tremendous task. 4 months and counting.


We have now finally managed to recover my passwords for my browsers, but they are encrypted. Microsoft Support have therefore asked if Mozilla do a decryption tool as they cannot open the file without it being decrypted first. If I was using Microsoft Edge, they would have been able to assist as that is a Microsoft product, but as Firefox is a third party application, they've asked for assistance. By the way, these are NOT scammers or hackers 'helping' me, but Microsoft support and I get everything emailed about our support etc.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by darrenallen73 1 month ago

Last reply by TechHorse 3 days ago

Intermittent Master Password Recognition Issue with External Keyboard on Firefox for Ubuntu

Hello, I've encountered a recurring issue with Firefox on Ubuntu where my master password is sporadically not recognized when typed using my external wireless keyboard. … (read more)

Hello,

I've encountered a recurring issue with Firefox on Ubuntu where my master password is sporadically not recognized when typed using my external wireless keyboard. This problem does not occur consistently but is particularly frustrating when it does, as it forces me to switch to my laptop's keyboard for input. I'm certain the password is entered correctly; after multiple careful attempts (3-5 times), the issue persists, leading to unnecessary stress and inconvenience.

    • Environment:**

- **Operating System:** Latest version of Ubuntu - **Hardware:** Dell Latitude laptop with a Contour external wireless keyboard, connected through a Dell docking station. This setup is shared with another laptop (HP) via the docking station.

    • Observations:**

- The issue seems to occur sporadically and is not reproducible on demand, adding to the frustration. - It has happened notably on the first login attempt after the computer's first boot of the day. - On one occasion, the problem led me to change my master password under the mistaken belief it had been compromised.

    • Impact:**

This intermittent recognition issue disrupts my workflow and significantly affects my user experience with Firefox. The necessity to switch input methods and the initial misinterpretation of the problem as a security concern are particularly concerning.

I hope this detailed feedback assists in identifying and resolving the issue. Thank you for your attention to this matter Firefox.

Sincerely, Daniel

Asked by Daniel 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Youtube live's not auto starting when counter runs out

Hi I've no idea which section this should go.. I'm having an issue when a youtube channel im following sets a live. When I get the card on the desktop for the 30 min time… (read more)

Hi I've no idea which section this should go.. I'm having an issue when a youtube channel im following sets a live. When I get the card on the desktop for the 30 min timer, I'll click it.. sometimes it will open in a new tab (usually the card just disappears), that's another problem.. Anyway.. If I switch to the new tab at the time the live should have started, it shows the counter reset to 30 minutes.. if I F5 the page it will load the live.. Is there a way to auto start the live when the counter hits zero?

Hope that wasn't as clear as mud...

Thanks

Asked by Tracy Scott 4 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

How to recover/save my history if I deleted my history

If I delete my history of the websites I go on is there a way to either restore it or store it some place else in case I want to see it at a future time? Can I also do it… (read more)

If I delete my history of the websites I go on is there a way to either restore it or store it some place else in case I want to see it at a future time? Can I also do it If I delete my emails and I would like to see certain emails, again in the future? I use mostly Yahoo and Gmail? I'm using Windows 10.

Thanks

Asked by jkbania 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

recently bookmarked (would like to toggle OFF)

My laptop is often "borrowed"; access to my "recently bookmarked" items can (occasionally) be inappropriate. I am surprised that there is not a 'easy to access' method to… (read more)

My laptop is often "borrowed"; access to my "recently bookmarked" items can (occasionally) be inappropriate. I am surprised that there is not a 'easy to access' method to toggle it OFF (!?) I found the below describing how to does this. HOWEVER, I do not find the key (showRecentlyBookmarked).

SUGGESTIONS ?

using: Windows 10 Home 22H2 build 19045.3930


Directly Edit a Preference The menu item switches a hidden preference from true to false, and you can do that directly as follows: (A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful. (B) In the search box above the list, type or paste book and pause while the list is filtered (C) Double-click the browser.bookmarks.showRecentlyBookmarked preference to switch the value from true to false

Asked by Mark Kubicki 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Stop Google "Sign-in" Pop-ups

Since pretty much the beginning of the internet, pop-ups were deemed a significant annoyance, so much so it diminished and ruined the users’ browsing experience and signi… (read more)

Since pretty much the beginning of the internet, pop-ups were deemed a significant annoyance, so much so it diminished and ruined the users’ browsing experience and significantly reduced efficiencies. Hence the addition of pop-up blocking settings to all browsers long ago.

However, for some unknown reason Firefox gives Google a free pass and allows their “sign-in” pop-up that pop-ups seemingly on every website you visit where you then have to then manually close the pop-up on pretty much every single website you visit - even though you have the pop-up blocker setting on ( and the only way to turn off a pop-up blocker is to specifically add a website to allow for pop-ups).

This is absolutely horrible and not acceptable. If you have the pop-up setting on, no pop-up should be allowed to get through no matter what it is or the source. If you allow one pop-up to continue then you should be allowing hundreds of thousands of other pop-ups as well. But you wouldn’t as you know this would be unacceptable, but again, somehow Firefox allows Google’s pop-up to go through and it pop-ups on pretty much every single website you visit.

Note that I selected Privacy and Security Setting as the "topic" above as that is were Firefox has it's pop-up setting (and where you can add exceptions to allow pop-ups for specific websites)

Asked by mg123 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Why was Firefox View taken away in Private Browsing mode?

I thought that in Private browsing mode, using Tools > Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear Data > Clear > Clear Now cleaned out everything in mid-ses… (read more)

I thought that in Private browsing mode, using Tools > Settings > Privacy & Security > Clear Data > Clear > Clear Now cleaned out everything in mid-session. It turns out that's not true, for example, using Firefox View I found that the list of Recently closed tabs in three-bar menu > History > Recently closed tabs was NOT cleared. The only way to see that was with Firefox View, which you could then use to delete items from the list.

With the new version of Firefox (119.0) Firefox View has been removed from Private browsing mode entirely. Thus not only is it impossible to see if the recently closed tabs list has been cleared, but it's impossible to clear the list even if you could see it. That leaves the only way to be (fairly) sure things are cleared out during a Private browsing session is to close the browser entirely, which is an annoying pain.

Why was that feature removed? How can I tell if the recently closed tabs have been cleared without it?

Thanks.

Asked by Blarg 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

can't add certificate

hi, well I deleted and distrusted a certificate. now I'm trying to import the same certificate but it doesn't work. when i add the certificate i does not show anything on… (read more)

hi, well I deleted and distrusted a certificate. now I'm trying to import the same certificate but it doesn't work. when i add the certificate i does not show anything on the certs list.

Asked by baharhosseini7698 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

How do I change my mail settings to TLS2?

I keep getting this message from Network Solutions when I try t read my webmail. We’ve determined that you are connecting to your email using an unencrypted client connec… (read more)

I keep getting this message from Network Solutions when I try t read my webmail. We’ve determined that you are connecting to your email using an unencrypted client connection and your data is not safe. Where in Firefox can I make the changes?


This security update requires all email server connections to use an encrypted connection. We will make the switch to require encrypted connections on April 4th, 2024.

What does this mean for you? Read on to learn about the important actions you need to take to make sure your email stays safe and secure.

IMPORTANT! Actions that you need to take before April 4th, 2024:

   When setting up your email in a third-party client, you are now required to enable Outgoing Server (SMTP) authentication and SSL/TLS. This ensures a secure connection when you log in to your email. Learn more about these steps here.
   Set up or update your email account on your device using the server settings as shown below:
       Incoming Mail Server:
           POP3: netsol-pop-oxcs.hostingplatform.com
           Port: 995
           IMAP (Recommended): netsol-imap-oxcs.hostingplatform.com
           Port: 993
       Outgoing Mail Server:
           SMTP: netsol-smtp-oxcs.hostingplatform.com
           Port: 587
       Username - Your full email address, for instance, help@example.com
       Password - The password you set for your mailbox
   Review this list of mail clients that do not support TLS 1.2 (If you are using any of these mail clients, you will need to update to a newer version or use webmail to access your email)
       Outlook® 2007
       Outlook 2010
       MacMail on MacOS 10.8 or before
       Windows 7
   Review this list of Operating Systems that support TLS 1.2 (If you are using an older version, you will need to update to a newer version as listed below)

Operating System TLS 1.2 Supported OS versions Android Mobile Android 5 and newer iOS Mobile iOS 9 and newer Windows Phone Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Windows Desktop Windows 8 and newer Mac OS Desktop Mac OS X 10.11 and newer


Please visit our Help Center for more detailed instructions.

Note: This security update requires action if you use an email client application to send and receive your email on an Apple, Windows-based PC, or Android device. Webmail Access will still be available.

Asked by schneid811 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Unable to use FIDO2 (OnlyKey) with Firefox after update

Before updating Firefox to 123.0.1 (64-bit) + MacOS Sonoma, I could use FIDO2 on OnlyKey and login to my proton mail. Now, however something has changed on Firefox that I… (read more)

Before updating Firefox to 123.0.1 (64-bit) + MacOS Sonoma, I could use FIDO2 on OnlyKey and login to my proton mail. Now, however something has changed on Firefox that I get presented with two prompts to touch my usb key, but the key itself doesn't respond to the second prompt and login fails.

I first get this prompt as before. I select 'Authenticate' and would be presented with the second picture. Since my key is not expecting to be touched, nothing happens when I touch it and login fails with the message displayed in the last picture.

Asked by Robel Yemane 1 month ago

Last reply by Blake Johnson 1 month ago

How to repiar error message: PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

I have dealt with this message when searching the web... after a google product search etc., the results populate- then I click on all the top results and I get nothing b… (read more)

I have dealt with this message when searching the web... after a google product search etc., the results populate- then I click on all the top results and I get nothing but this message and the sites will not open:

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.googleadservices.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR Error code: PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Learn more…

I noticed it's with most "Sponsored" results. Incredibly frustrating.

Please help!

Kevin

Asked by kmf777 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Where to write firefox autoconfg file if firefox is installed from Microsoft Store

I am using Mozilla Firefox on MS Windows 10. I want to add an autoconfig file to lock some preferences. As per this doc firefox.cfg and autoconfig.js need to be saved in … (read more)

I am using Mozilla Firefox on MS Windows 10. I want to add an autoconfig file to lock some preferences. As per this doc firefox.cfg and autoconfig.js need to be saved in the same directory where firefox is installed. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-autoconfig

I had downloaded firefox from the Microsoft store. Firefox is installed in the %programfiles%/WindowsApps folder, which is owned by 'trusted installer'. Because of this a normal user cannot write to this folder, not even with Admin access.

Is there a way to set auto config without changing folder permissions? Can I save the firefox.cfg and autoconfig.js somewhere else other than the install folder?

Asked by new_fox 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

how to block all adverts

WELL AS I HAVE ASKED THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE - IT WOULD SEEM THAT MOZILLA/FIREFOX HAS NO INTEREST IN IT'S CUSTOMERS AND I MIGHT AS WELL GO BACK TO USING FAXES/EMAILS/HAND … (read more)

WELL AS I HAVE ASKED THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE - IT WOULD SEEM THAT MOZILLA/FIREFOX HAS NO INTEREST IN IT'S CUSTOMERS AND I MIGHT AS WELL GO BACK TO USING FAXES/EMAILS/HAND WRITTEN NOTES BY POST

Asked by sky35508 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

"Your browser is managed by your organization" suddenly appeared

So this "Your browser is managed by your organization" appeared out of no where. How to remove it? I've tried: Removing the registry key in the certificates Reinstalling … (read more)

So this "Your browser is managed by your organization" appeared out of no where. How to remove it? I've tried: Removing the registry key in the certificates Reinstalling the browser

Asked by Tadapol 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

Firefox suggest ignoring settings

I have search separated from the url bar, and I have Firefox Suggest configured to only use history for tab completion. I've noticed a couple problems. Search is bein… (read more)

I have search separated from the url bar, and I have Firefox Suggest configured to only use history for tab completion. I've noticed a couple problems.

  • Search is being prioritized over options in my history. I have the separate search box, if I wanted to search I would use it. If I type a single character I want the most common result from my history to be the result of hitting tab.
  • I've noticed recently that I'm getting sponsored results even though I have them disabled. It's somewhat inconsistent, and I've only noticed it in one of my profiles. Specifically I am used to "w <tab>" taking me to weather.gov but I'm getting sponsored results for AccuWeather. I clicked the "feedback -> not interested" button but this is concerning that Firefox is ignoring preferences and there's a pattern of sending data to Google and AccuWeather despite me configuring the browser not to.

Asked by Luke Schlather 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox Default Browser Agent

My Windows Task Scheduler contains an entry called "Firefox Default Browser Agent". If I delete it, it returns. If I disable it, it re-enables itself. Can't be modified e… (read more)

My Windows Task Scheduler contains an entry called "Firefox Default Browser Agent". If I delete it, it returns. If I disable it, it re-enables itself. Can't be modified either. How do I turn it off permanently?

I already have telemetry and automatic updates both turned off.

In about:config default-browser-agent.enabled is set to false

Asked by mokry9999 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

"Your browser is being managed by your organization"

"Your browser is being managed by your organization" is on the top of my settings page and it preventing me from using some of my streaming services. I am at my home, don… (read more)

"Your browser is being managed by your organization" is on the top of my settings page and it preventing me from using some of my streaming services. I am at my home, don't work at a job where I would ever be on a network, what the heck? It is some name I don't even know. Did I get hacked? Is it a virus? Nothing I have seen on here so far has worked, and I AM NOT A LINUX USER. (After looking at other answers, seems to be a problem with Linux.) I am on Windows 11. Thanks!

Asked by jbunds 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago