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Lost my passwords after reinstall

Samsung Galaxy S9 plus. I mistakenly uninstalled Firefox, then reboored and reinstalled it. How do I recover my saved passwords? I tried going to the Data folder, but … (read more)

Samsung Galaxy S9 plus.

I mistakenly uninstalled Firefox, then reboored and reinstalled it. How do I recover my saved passwords?

I tried going to the Data folder, but there is only 1 folder there, "export messages", for an app that lets me print out or save existing text messages .

Help!!

Asked by whattodo 1 month ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Syncing Bookmarks in FF for Android

Hi there, I recently downgraded Firefox on my Android (5.1.1), as the new versions of the app became to get heavy. I have logged in with my Account and am now trying to… (read more)

Hi there, I recently downgraded Firefox on my Android (5.1.1), as the new versions of the app became to get heavy.

I have logged in with my Account and am now trying to get the bookmarks synced. I have no Desktop right now to pair. The bookmarks and the Account are only available on my iPad, where FF is logged in and has the bookmarks synced.

Any ideas how I can fix this? Thanks for any help and regards, Dan

Asked by Dan 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

finding passwords

My google account has informed me that some of my information has been found in data breaches on the dark web. This included a list of information found. Where a password… (read more)

My google account has informed me that some of my information has been found in data breaches on the dark web. This included a list of information found. Where a password has been compromised, the list gives the 1st 3 characters of the password followed by ******. No website information is given. My query ..... Is there a way of searching my passwords held in Firefox to find this password so that I can change it? Firefox stores my passwords, how do I find a particular password without knowing the website it is associated with?

Asked by LindaM 2 months ago

Last reply by James 2 months ago

removing private browsing

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like privat… (read more)

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like private browsing and incognito stuff is just a way to go to pornhub feeling secured from criticism. That's why I quit Chrome (+ being able to watch YouTube with ads for free) so I gotta ask again... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox?

Asked by BenjiTheHunterYT 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

Questions about Firefox Android install size

I have a few questions about the storage space used by Firefox v60.00 on Android 6.0. Here is a picture of the storage space used up by Firefox on my phone Cache has be… (read more)

I have a few questions about the storage space used by Firefox v60.00 on Android 6.0.

Here is a picture of the storage space used up by Firefox on my phone

Cache has been cleared.

Data however is using up a large amount of space (1.3GB).

uBlock origin version 1.16.6 is the only plugin/addon I have installed.

I don't have any downloads.

By comparison Chrome browser on my phone takes up less than 100MB of storage space.

Questions

What is a normal clean install size for firefox on Android ?

What is deleted if I clear the 1.3GB of Data? Will my bookmarks be deleted. Will uBlock origin be deleted (my only installed plugin).

How can I backup my bookmarks to a file?

How do I determine what is using up all this storage space in Firefox, and prevent it from happening again?

Thanks for your responses.

Asked by ekrartona30 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

How can I be 100% sure that my passwords are not stored somewhere?

I've been deleting my saved passwords in Firefox, after migrating to a standalone password manager. It's been anything but easy (deletions are not synced, and bulk deleti… (read more)

I've been deleting my saved passwords in Firefox, after migrating to a standalone password manager. It's been anything but easy (deletions are not synced, and bulk deletion process is inconvenient to say the least).

What worries me is that my "deleted" passwords kept coming back as soon as I enabled Sync, until I realised I had duplicate devices in my Mozilla account control panel. I still have, though, some other connected services (Add-ons, Mozilla Support, Mozilla Monitor...).

Is what I've done enough to ensure they're gone? Where exactly are synced passwords stored, and how can I be sure that they aren't lying around in a Mozilla server, awaiting a future data breach? I don't have the time and energy to change 200+ passwords.

Asked by Álvaro González 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

javascript.enabled

In about.config i set javascript.enabled false for most browsing, unless i really need to do otherwise (e.g. ecommerce). If i close the app (menu quit), and restart it, j… (read more)

In about.config i set javascript.enabled false for most browsing, unless i really need to do otherwise (e.g. ecommerce). If i close the app (menu quit), and restart it, javacript.enabled is reset true. This behaviour is not replicated for other settings i may make, e.g. dom.storage.enabled, or permissions.default.image. Being Android i have no root so no possibility of creating a user.js to override Firefox ignoring my settings. This seems to be a bug. Version is Android Nightly version 121.0a1, 2023-11-05.

Asked by erratticus 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

account emails

I've received an email about the change from Firefox account to Mozilla account. But it came to an email address that I removed from my Firefox account months ago, and no… (read more)

I've received an email about the change from Firefox account to Mozilla account. But it came to an email address that I removed from my Firefox account months ago, and not to either the primary or the secondary email addresses that are on the account now. How come?

Asked by thomson91400 5 months ago

Last reply by nicholas.thayer 5 months ago

Firefox stickers

Hi! I switched to Firefox some years ago for a lot of purposes. Firstly I wanted a secure browser and a browser which help me in web devopment. Currently I use Firefox De… (read more)

Hi! I switched to Firefox some years ago for a lot of purposes. Firstly I wanted a secure browser and a browser which help me in web devopment. Currently I use Firefox Developer Edition on my pc, but I'm writing this message by my mobile phone. I want to represent Firefox with some stickers can I have one to decorate my laptop? Thanks a lot for every thing.

Asked by grottolaluigi516 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago