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Problems with sessionStorage using local file system

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop. I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper web… (read more)

I am using Firefox 83.0 64-bit on a Windows laptop.

I was hoping to prototype some website code locally (using the Windows directories) prior to testing with a proper website.

I have been unable to get sessionStorage (or localStorage) to pass variables to another page unless they're in the same Windows directory. For instance, if I create 2 very simple and cut-down test files: Test1.html and Test2.html, that contain the following JavaScript:

Test1.html window.sessionStorage.setItem ("html", element.innerHTML); alert ("posting " + window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html")); window.open ("Test2.html", "_self");

Test2.html var html=window.sessionStorage.getItem ("html"); alert ("received " + html);

then it works if the two files are in the same directory. But if Test2 is in a subdirectory, and I change the open call to:

window.open (".\\subdir\\Test2.html", "_self");

then it receives null instead of the HTML that Test1 is sending. I am guessing that there is some code that is treating the change of directory as a cross-origin issue, even though they're under the same root directory.

I appreciate that the specification may be a bit vague in this non-Web situation, but Chrome does what I would expect. I thought someone might want to take a look to check if this was an oversight or deliberate.

Asked by ACProctor 11 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 hours ago

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When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed.

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture. The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping… (read more)

Hi, When I « Google » many of the results are not correctly displayed. See joined capture.

The first two lines of many (not all) of the Google results are in overlapping.

This happens for every search with google.

Thank you.

PC Windows 7. Firefox 83.0 (x64 fr).

Asked by jacques.naeye 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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"New" Firefox Search Result Hijacker

Hi, I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system. I … (read more)

Hi,

I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system.

I removed most of the unwanted Software but one problem remained: A search result hijacker was part of the package. It replaces the top 4 results with some cryptic redirect links that are luckily displayed in a different font, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed at all.

I tracked the issue down to a addon in Firefox (see attached screenshot) that I cannot remove, no matter what I try.

What I tried to remove it: - I tried to remove the addon via about:config - I tried to run Firefox in safe mode and uninstall it - I tried to factory reset Firefox - I Installed Avira and made a system scan - I installed MalwareBytes and made a system scan - I check all the extension folders for addons that I do not know but can't find anything - I checked my whole system for any xpi-files but couldn't find any.

I am out of ideas. I can disable the addon but thats about it. After a while Firefox will shut itself down and the next time I start it, the addon is on again. When I resinstall FIrefox, the same thing happens. The addon is always back.

When I inspect the element it loads some invisible icon file that is supposedly located in "src="jar:file:///C:/Windows/Installer/%7BB28AF4A4-C997-4A5B-A111-FD1E65138A8D%7D/%7B02E337C0-4D70-452D-AA64-92D0A8C5D953%7D.xpi!/icon48.png"", if that helps. But the location doesn't exist on my system.

Can anyone here help me? I alread sent a problem report via the official tool.

Sincerely Florian

Asked by flau 3 weeks ago

Answered by flau 2 weeks ago

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Yahoo hijacked my searches

Yahoo has hijacked my searches from my Bing homepage and also from my Google tab in menu bar - I need to get rid of it as I find it select items that are of no interest a… (read more)

Yahoo has hijacked my searches from my Bing homepage and also from my Google tab in menu bar - I need to get rid of it as I find it select items that are of no interest and ignores what I have requested as my search.

Asked by roger.rostock 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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How to PRESERVE history (NOT delete history)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1315573. Please follow up there, thanks.] Hi - I want to PRESERVE my history. I do not want to DELE… (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1315573. Please follow up there, thanks.]


Hi - I want to PRESERVE my history. I do not want to DELETE my history. I got an answer from 'FredMcD' and implemented it, and it made things worse! I was seeing "today" and "yesterday" and sometimnes "7 days". After his "fix" it was ALL missing. I didnt even have yesterday's browsing history! Please HELP. Thanks. Peter

Asked by pete47 2 days ago

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Get rid of "This Time Search With.

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up s… (read more)

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up space in the URL bar. I've seen it suggested that they can be removed in the Search options page. But when I've tried that, it also removes them from the Search bar.

Here's what I want: for the URL bar to only have space for a URL, no "This time, search with" nonsense, but the Search bar left completely intact, with all the search engines I use.

Asked by r.thomas.wright 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Site blocked because "not secure"... How to force/bypass this beeep feature ?

Hello, Firefox is blocking some website because it says it's not secure (see picture). I don't give a .... So I want to access the website anyways. However, there is NO w… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox is blocking some website because it says it's not secure (see picture). I don't give a .... So I want to access the website anyways. However, there is NO way to do that, NONE. I've searched everywhere. So I can only rely on you guys. How can I force the connection or bypass the F security, or get rid of it, or something... anything.

Here is a historic of my tests : My issue is simple. 2 days ago I could surf on some website completely fine. Then all of a sudden half my website get SO CALLED "The connection has timed out".

- Test server : So I go on the usual website-server-is-down to test if the server is down. The website itself is perfectly fine according to 5 testing website. - Test server 2 : Then I go through a "browser inside browser" website to test it again (dunno how it's called). I can access the main page then navigate fine on all test-browser. The website is therefore fine. - "Not secure" : Despite the viciously misleading message saying "connection timed out" that makes you believe the website is down and gone, it is actually fine, as proven above. It's just for some god unknown reason Firefox decided to block it, without telling you it's actually blocking it (nice move!). - No button : I searched but could not find a way to either force the connection or create security exception. I tried disabling all security in "privacy" tab in the option, no deal. - Certificate : I also went to try and add the website as an exception in the certificate list, but Firefox pretends it cannot connect to the website, therefore you cannot add the certificate. - Security.enterprise : I have removed the access from Avast to Firefox allowing me to unlock security.enterprise_roots.enabled. Once I had it unlocked, I tried either True or False, but no deal (including reboots comp & browser) - I spent 4 hours searching solutions on the web, but couldn't fin any. Is Firefox actively preventing me for surfing the web as I like... ?

In the end, I still cannot access this website. And I wanna say to Mozilla : It's my own liberty if I want to go and shoot myself in the foot by visiting a so-called "unsecured website". I should be able to do so if I want to...

Anyway, if any gosu out there has the skill, please help ? ^^; Thanks

Asked by cyborga41 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Where is the "reply" box located???

Your robot gave me instructions to help load my crash reports, but I'm unable to locate a "reply" box in that window. Also, I have no crashes with the "BP" in front of t… (read more)

Your robot gave me instructions to help load my crash reports, but I'm unable to locate a "reply" box in that window. Also, I have no crashes with the "BP" in front of them as he said to look for...

Asked by Barb 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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other bookmarks folder

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arr… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arrows to show more bookmarks. I can't seem to find a way to delete this.

Asked by nicaya 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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this board: Can I not change my email address?

At https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/users/edit or https://accounts.firefox.com/settings I see no way to change my email address. It appears that the only choice is to ad… (read more)

At https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/users/edit or https://accounts.firefox.com/settings I see no way to change my email address. It appears that the only choice is to add a new account, and optionally delete the old one. No. I want to change the email address, and still see my old posts after logging in with the new one. Is that not permitted? The only setting I see is Secondary email address. I want to change the primary.

Asked by GatesIsAntiChrist 2 weeks ago

Answered by Kiki 2 weeks ago

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I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover.… (read more)

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover. and attached pictures of my profile.

Asked by hsamadzadeh 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Restore tabs after reset (?) by sync

Hi, After using the sync function, my tabs were reset to standard. I've lost all my tabs but have found the right file that contains the last session with these tabs. How… (read more)

Hi,

After using the sync function, my tabs were reset to standard. I've lost all my tabs but have found the right file that contains the last session with these tabs. How do I restore this back? Do I have to rename the file into which one and what are the next steps?

thanks, Dan

Asked by Dan14 2 weeks ago

Answered by Dan14 2 weeks ago

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this board: Can I not change my email address?

JesusHChrist, the rocket science spam detection on this board seems to be blocking my posts that contain a firefox and mozilla link. That's right, firefox and mozilla. So… (read more)

JesusHChrist, the rocket science spam detection on this board seems to be blocking my posts that contain a firefox and mozilla link. That's right, firefox and mozilla. So I don't know what to do about that except the stupid URL deformation below. So let me try to post again. At h t t p s : / / s u p p o r t . m o z i l l a . o r g / e n - U S / u s e r s / e d i t or h t t p s : / / a c c o u n t s . f i r e f o x . c o m / s e t t i n g s I see no way to change my email address. It appears that the only choice is to add a new account, and optionally delete the old one. I do not want that. I want to change the email address, and still see my old posts after logging in with the new one. Is that not permitted? The only setting I see is Secondary email address. I want to change the primary. Thank you kind helpers.

Asked by GatesIsAntiChrist 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Kiki 2 weeks ago