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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (lire la suite)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Demandé par joey_moey il y a 20 heures

Réponse de jscher2000 il y a 19 heures

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unable to turn off Safe Search in Bing

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, i… (lire la suite)

unable to turn off safe search when using Bing search. After clicking the more bars on the Bing search page and setting safe search to off, when checking if it is off, it has reverted to moderate. Firefox is vs 96.0.1. Setting is set to normal, not strict. Windows 10 preferences are set to safe search off. All caches have been cleared. I took off all extensions, ran malware bytes & cccleaner & anti-virus scan. I tried a refresh of Firefox. Nothing has helped.

Using Edge or Chrome browsers on the Bing search page, Safe search turns off as it should.

--There was a power failure, last night, which knocked off my computer.  That may or may not be related.  However, with both Edge and Chrome accessing Bing okay, it seems to definitely be a Firefox problem?

Demandé par sunslight il y a 2 jours

Réponse de cor-el il y a 1 jour

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videos not showing on a site?

Hello, Recently an adult site I go to, which features videos, isn't working: I can get to site, but nothing shows up on the screen. I've always had 'strict' privacy and a… (lire la suite)

Hello,

Recently an adult site I go to, which features videos, isn't working: I can get to site, but nothing shows up on the screen. I've always had 'strict' privacy and adblocking protections, but something seems to have changed. This started happening maybe three weeks ago?

I did follow Mozilla instructions, and clicked on the 'shield' next to the address, changed 'enhance tracking' to off for this site. But that didn't solve the problem. What would be the next thing to try?

Thanks in advance!

Demandé par yohejohn il y a 1 jour

Réponse de FredMcD il y a 1 jour

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Firefox does not use saved logins

Since I upgraded to "96.0 (64-bit)", most news/media sites force me to login in every time, even though - the specific login is saved in "Logins & Passwords" - "Ask t… (lire la suite)

Since I upgraded to "96.0 (64-bit)", most news/media sites force me to login in every time, even though - the specific login is saved in "Logins & Passwords" - "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" is checked, with no exceptions - "Autofill logins and passwords" is checked - automatic login worked before the latest Firefox upgrade What else should I look at? Thank you.

Demandé par daveed il y a 4 jours

Réponse de FredMcD il y a 4 jours

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opening saved webpages

I'm having problems opening saved (archived) Facebook pages. The problem is the page opens without formatting or layout, just text and images. I've had this problem befor… (lire la suite)

I'm having problems opening saved (archived) Facebook pages. The problem is the page opens without formatting or layout, just text and images.

I've had this problem before when I was using Firefox 68. The solution was to roll back a security patch by doing the following as proposed by jscher2000:

You can roll back the patch as follows if you want to see what difference it makes:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste uniq and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the privacy.file_unique_origin preference to switch the value from true to false

That had worked until recently. I checked "privacy.file_unique_origin" and its still has a value of 'false' but the webpages are not opening properly, even ones I saved over the last few years.

What can I do?

Demandé par Claude il y a 3 jours

Réponse de cor-el il y a 3 jours

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Cannot access my own website on Firefox

Thank you for your reply. This is the error message I get when trying to access my own website through Firefox. I have no problems accessing my own website through Google… (lire la suite)

Thank you for your reply. This is the error message I get when trying to access my own website through Firefox. I have no problems accessing my own website through Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge?

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.


We can’t connect to the server at www.qrm-assocites.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

  Try again later.
  Check your network connection.
  If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

There must be setting on my laptop or in Firefox that I may have to change? I already tried clearing my browser cache and data as well as my ip address.

Do you have any other suggestions what may be going on with my Firefox browser and allowing me to access my website: www.qrm-associates.com.

Thank you

Demandé par kdschiff il y a 4 jours

Réponse de kdschiff il y a 4 jours

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Cannot access my website on Firefox

My website cannot be accessed from the Firefox Browser on my computer. Can you please let me know what settings I need to change to allow my website to be accessed. … (lire la suite)

My website cannot be accessed from the Firefox Browser on my computer. Can you please let me know what settings I need to change to allow my website to be accessed.

Demandé par kdschiff il y a 4 jours

Dernière réponse par jscher2000 il y a 4 jours

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v96.0 Blocked Cookies

After upgrading to FF 96.0 (Windows 10), the site dslreports.com thinks cookies are being blocked on login. This occurs even in safe mode. Their cookie tester shows a cou… (lire la suite)

After upgrading to FF 96.0 (Windows 10), the site dslreports.com thinks cookies are being blocked on login. This occurs even in safe mode. Their cookie tester shows a couple of random cookies being return by the browser which may or may not be related.

Demandé par krj il y a 5 jours

Réponse de jscher2000 il y a 5 jours

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How Can I Permanently Disable Browser Extensions?

C Cleaner lists several Firefox plugins that I haven't added. I can disable them (not delete), but they get turned back on again. They are for ggl, bing, amazon, ebay, et… (lire la suite)

C Cleaner lists several Firefox plugins that I haven't added. I can disable them (not delete), but they get turned back on again. They are for ggl, bing, amazon, ebay, etc, and I want to know how to permanently disable them.

Demandé par justinpbrown il y a 5 jours

Réponse de jscher2000 il y a 5 jours

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Browsec Extension Disappeared from Toolbar

For the last year, I have enjoyed using the Browsec extension. It shows as an installed extension in my Firefox browser, but the icon has disappeared from my toolbar and … (lire la suite)

For the last year, I have enjoyed using the Browsec extension. It shows as an installed extension in my Firefox browser, but the icon has disappeared from my toolbar and i can't find a way to run it. How can I run Browsec now? I'm using Firefox 95.0.2 (64-bit).

Thanks

Demandé par lacey010684 il y a 1 semaine

Réponse de cor-el il y a 1 semaine

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Unable to Log On to https://support.jungledisk.com/access/

I now have trouble logging into jungledisk.com after most recent "improvement" to Firefox. Never ran into this annoyment until new FF rolled out. My current work around,… (lire la suite)

I now have trouble logging into jungledisk.com after most recent "improvement" to Firefox. Never ran into this annoyment until new FF rolled out. My current work around, go to Edge. No problems getting to jungledisk there.

I get the following when I try,

"Cookies required to use Firefox

To continue signing in using Firefox, allow cookies to be stored on this device. You might see this screen more than once."

Below is the dialog box to log on asking for user name and password finally "Sign In". This "Sign In" is greyed out. Can log on the jungledisk not no way, not no how.

Demandé par wsgross il y a 1 semaine

Réponse de jscher2000 il y a 1 semaine

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Firefox inconsistent, Session leaks data.

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session" Usually, a checkbox, is a b… (lire la suite)

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session"

Usually, a checkbox, is a boolean ON OFF.

Once more, this leaks data. For instance, logging into my webmail rebooting the machine, next time i launch firefox it spawns the same session again. This contradicts with the very first option under "General" -> Startup

If this was a public machine, some one would now have access to my email.

It seems that this is OS specific. But really, i don't care. My complaint stays the same. The option is broken, and firefox leaks data therefor. I no longer trust Firefox. This sort of stuff is not done deliberately.

Once more. perhaps bit logic is too complicated for you UI designers and a quantum gyro is more to your liking? Cause this is NOT normal.

Demandé par syncsync il y a 1 semaine

Réponse de syncsync il y a 1 semaine

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reCAPTCHA ... works in a private window, but not in a normal one

So... the title says it all. Another funny reCAPTCHA issue for you guys. That thing works in a private window but not in a normal window. How come? … (lire la suite)

So... the title says it all.

Another funny reCAPTCHA issue for you guys.

That thing works in a private window but not in a normal window.

How come?

Demandé par jayteasee il y a 1 semaine

Réponse de FredMcD il y a 1 semaine

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Firefox stopped displaying a CSS mask locally

I use Firefox locally to review the HTML/CSS while creating web pages (Win7 & Win10). Upon browser update, Firefox stopped displaying mask of any image format (SVG or… (lire la suite)

I use Firefox locally to review the HTML/CSS while creating web pages (Win7 & Win10). Upon browser update, Firefox stopped displaying mask of any image format (SVG or PNG).

I did solve this issue in 2020 by changing the settings. about:config > privacy.file_unique_origin changing: to 'false' > refresh tab. Yet, since October 2021, it's no longer helping. After a browser update, I don't see the images with a mask, see attachment. The mask images show OK when the HTML page is on the server, but codding requires a constant 'quick check,' and usually uploading to the server is a final step. Can anyone help?

I prepared a simple example page [https://artenergy.com/mask] with a download link. Thus one can open this file locally to see the issue.

Thank you!

Demandé par Sergey Martinov il y a 1 semaine

Réponse de cor-el il y a 1 semaine

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Disable hidden extension in Firefox

Hi there. I am looking to disable the following hidden extensions on Firefox 95 64bit. Amazon.com.au Bing Chambers(UK) eBay When i go to the addons / extensions setting… (lire la suite)

Hi there.

I am looking to disable the following hidden extensions on Firefox 95 64bit.

Amazon.com.au Bing Chambers(UK) eBay

When i go to the addons / extensions setting in firefox these are not showing up, yet when i use CCleaner they are there. When i disable them using CCleaner they enable themselves immediately.

Any assistance with this would be great,

Many thanks,

Chucky Orr Laww

Demandé par Chucky Orr Laww il y a 1 mois

Réponse de FredMcD il y a 1 mois