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Preventing Google from accessing home IP address

Hello, Q1: Is there a way to prevent Google search engine from accessing and sharing the city I live in via my IP address? Q2: Can I block my IP address from Amazon, Goog… (read more)

Hello, Q1: Is there a way to prevent Google search engine from accessing and sharing the city I live in via my IP address?

Q2: Can I block my IP address from Amazon, Google and other shareware/spyware garbage AND still access and use the internet?

At the bottom of a Google search result page I can read the city I live in based on my IP address. I would rather not have this shared as I search for products in different stores. I am signed into Google.

When I ran the "Privacy tab" in Firefox the Google search results still showed the city I live in.

I use a VPN, three security extensions("No-Script, Privacy-Badger & FaceBook Container) and Mozilla Firefox set at the "Strict" Browser Privacy level.

Thank you for reviewing these questions, Oliver

Asked by eternalbeach 12 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 hours ago

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PDF VIEWER

I'm using 107.0.1 vers. At this link it states: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer#w_use-a-different-pdf-viewer-for-down… (read more)

I'm using 107.0.1 vers. At this link it states: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer#w_use-a-different-pdf-viewer-for-downloaded-pdf-files

Disable the built-in PDF viewer and use another viewer

You can also set a different third-party PDF viewer to handle PDF files, instead of Firefox’s built-in PDF viewer. To switch from using the built-in PDF viewer to another viewer: 1. Click the menu button and select . 2. In the panel, go down to the Applications section. (SO WHERE IN THE HELL IS THIS SECTION???) YOU CAN'T DO I never selected Mozilla to open any pdf and there's no where to opt out or change based on what all the troubleshooting tips say... All these tips must be located on a much older version of Firefox cause they ain't in my version OR they are hid under some dubious section... Pretty frustrating....when you want to use Adobe and can't cause I'm locked in under Firefox....don't know how that has happened unless it was done automatically under one of the many current upgrades that have been coming down over the last month.

Asked by Army1 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Unseperate regular browsing and private browsing.

In the past, when you opened up private browsing, it seamlessly integrated itself into your browser, being indistinguishable. At a glance, no one would know you were priv… (read more)

In the past, when you opened up private browsing, it seamlessly integrated itself into your browser, being indistinguishable. At a glance, no one would know you were private browsing; it blended in.

In a recent update, Mozilla did something unthinkable and made private browsing an isolated instance from Firefox. This, of course, results in a purple flare in the taskbar in front of the entire world that you are private browsing.

I don't understand who thought this was a good idea. I want to know how to undo this horrible change.

See the screenshot where you can't see any information on all my open Firefox windows, except for my private browsing window.

Asked by M_Negev 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

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Disabling DRM completely

I have disabled DRM content, why is firefox annoying me to enable it each time I load a website that requires it. What seems to be now the general topic, even for a simpl… (read more)

I have disabled DRM content, why is firefox annoying me to enable it each time I load a website that requires it. What seems to be now the general topic, even for a simple blog... If I disabled it, I do not want to be prompted to enable it back. I know how to enable it.

Asked by david636 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Cannot Login to SSA Website

I am using Firefox 107.0.1 on a Windows 10 machine. And, I am not able to login to the SSA website (US) using Firefox. I reviewed the answers in the post (https://suppo… (read more)

I am using Firefox 107.0.1 on a Windows 10 machine. And, I am not able to login to the SSA website (US) using Firefox. I reviewed the answers in the post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1354403) and tried several of the possible solutions (safe mode, rename/delete profile, reboot computer, etc) without any luck. I've attached a screenshot of the error when trying to login using Firefox.

Strangely, I've used Firefox exclusively to login (latest, maybe 6 months ago) before with no problem. It appears it is only when I currently am using Firefox. This is because I am able to use MS Edge without a problem.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

Thank you, Chris

Asked by Chris 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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How to block extension using policies.json

Hi, I planned to block my users from installing extensions/add-ons. I found an article that might be the answer (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1308646). I… (read more)

Hi, I planned to block my users from installing extensions/add-ons. I found an article that might be the answer (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1308646). I tried to create a simple policy (below), but somehow it does not work (I can still install any add-on/extension). What is wrong with my script? I'm using Firefox ESR 78.11.0 (64-bit) by the way.

My "policies.json" looks like this:

{

"policies": {
  "ExtensionSettings": {
    "*": {
      "blocked_install_message": "Blocked!",
      "install_sources": ["https://addons.mozilla.org/"],
      "installation_mode": "blocked"
    }
  }
}

Sincerely, Jonathan

Asked by Jonathan 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Privacy Settings, Autoplay Hotkey possible?

Is there anyway to make a Hotkey for our Autoplay function, instead of having to go into Settings, each time we need the function? In my experience, I have it set to Bloc… (read more)

Is there anyway to make a Hotkey for our Autoplay function, instead of having to go into Settings, each time we need the function?

In my experience, I have it set to Block both Video and Sound, but this blocks simple pronunciations, in Search or Translations. I hope there some way, a command, a mod or a setting allowing a Hotkey or Icon for Fast Disable/Enable.

Thanks for all your work and making the internet safer for everyone.

Asked by Acleacius 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 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 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week 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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Webpage missing content when opened in Firefox

Hi, I have today logged in to a specific webpage on my energy providers website and find that Firefox does NOT display the option to open a chat which is clearly displaye… (read more)

Hi,

I have today logged in to a specific webpage on my energy providers website and find that Firefox does NOT display the option to open a chat which is clearly displayed in the Chrome Browser (Screenshots attached).

I have navigated to "Settings/Privacy & Security", scrolled down to "Permissions" and can confirm that the "Block pop-up windows" option is NOT enabled.

I am obviously missing a setting somewhere, can anyone advise?

Thanks

Asked by Matrix 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Facebook will only work in Private Tab. Normal tab is just a white screen

Hi. FF 107.0 64bit Up until yesterday I could open Facebook in a normal window, but yesterday it only opened to a white screen with a top banner with the FB logo on the l… (read more)

Hi. FF 107.0 64bit Up until yesterday I could open Facebook in a normal window, but yesterday it only opened to a white screen with a top banner with the FB logo on the left and grey circles on the right. I searched on here and Google and found this was a fairly kcommon problem. I opened FB in a Private window and all was well. I could also open FB in MS Edge no problem. I have tried the recommended guide to Settings> Privacy> clear cache/data/cached web content>clear. No change, still white screen in a normal window. As far as I remember I have not changed any setting or even gone into tools for sometime. I am at a loss as to what to do. Seems many others have this problem and have not been able to find a solution which does not give me much confidence. I am on Win10 fully updated.

Asked by alan_woolidge 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Protections Dashboard & Login breach information

Hello, this topic is about two things. 1. How do I reset the data of the built-in Protections Dashboard without resetting all of Firefox? 2. and probably more complicated… (read more)

Hello,

this topic is about two things.

1. How do I reset the data of the built-in Protections Dashboard without resetting all of Firefox?

2. and probably more complicated, how do I stop Firefox from checking for "Login breach information"?

I do already have and always had "Show alerts about passwords for breached web sites" in options disabled. Still the Dashboard shows that "1 password stored securely.".

Mozilla says "[i]Firefox Monitor warns you if your online accounts were involved in a known data breach. For more information, see Firefox Password Manager - Alerts for breached websites. To get the latest login breach information and more, Firefox connects to firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com/i"

So now I've gone as far as blocking "firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com" through HOSTS. Still the Dashboard shows that "1 password stored securely.".

Why is it still checking? How is it still checking? How do I stop this?

edit: Screenshots added

Asked by WiesoWeshalbWarum 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Website Notification requests continue to appear, even though I have the setting selected to block all

I have the notification setting set to block all requests for website notifications. https://www.bonsecours.com/ still managed to present such a notification (see the at… (read more)

I have the notification setting set to block all requests for website notifications.

https://www.bonsecours.com/ still managed to present such a notification (see the attached images)

NOTE: I recently had to reset FF due to the installation being corrupted during the install of an upgrade. I believe I have restored most of my settings on topics like access to microphones, push-notification requests, and the like, but I may have missed something relative to this. (When I first shut down all requests for push notifications, I believe it was still required to do so via about:config.)

Asked by DebraBk 2 weeks ago

Answered by DebraBk 2 weeks ago

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Connection not encrypted in Security -> Technical Details although encryption is valid

Hi, there is no Security Problem on other Browsers like Chrome or Opera. Also on Firefox when I click on the padlock on the left side of the url the message is: Connectio… (read more)

Hi, there is no Security Problem on other Browsers like Chrome or Opera. Also on Firefox when I click on the padlock on the left side of the url the message is: Connection is Secure. But when I click on additional Inoformation a dialog pops up and on the tap Security -> Technical Details it says "Connection not encrypted" Why is that? There are no external links on my website, no pasword fields... I'm using xsl transformation. Is that a Problem?

Thanks, Michael

Asked by mpriester 2 weeks ago

Answered by mpriester 2 weeks ago

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Backup bookmarks and passwords

Hello, I recently updated Firefox to the latest version, and in the process lost all data. How do we backup all data, for recovery later, in case your browser update dele… (read more)

Hello,

I recently updated Firefox to the latest version, and in the process lost all data.

How do we backup all data, for recovery later, in case your browser update deletes everything again?

Asked by STRINGENCE1 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

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krystofer2

Nie połączono: potencjalne zagrożenie bezpieczeństwa Firefox wykrył potencjalne zagrożenie bezpieczeństwa i nie wczytał „www.google.com”, ponieważ strona wymaga bezpieczn… (read more)

Nie połączono: potencjalne zagrożenie bezpieczeństwa

Firefox wykrył potencjalne zagrożenie bezpieczeństwa i nie wczytał „www.google.com”, ponieważ strona wymaga bezpiecznego połączenia.

Co zrobić w takim przypadku?

Witryna „www.google.com” określa poprzez HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security), że Firefox ma się z nią łączyć jedynie w sposób zabezpieczony. Dodanie wyjątku w celu odwiedzenia tej witryny jest niemożliwe.

Problem leży prawdopodobnie po stronie witryny i nie masz możliwości jego rozwiązania.

Jeśli połączono poprzez sieć firmową lub używasz oprogramowania antywirusowego, możesz spróbować skontaktować się z zespołem wsparcia. Możesz również powiadomić administratora strony o problemie.

Więcej informacji…

Ktoś może próbować podszywać się pod tę witrynę. Odradzamy kontynuowanie.

Witryny potwierdzają swoją tożsamość poprzez certyfikaty. Firefox nie ufa certyfikatowi witryny „www.google.com”, ponieważ jego wystawca jest nieznany, jest samopodpisany lub serwer nie przesyła właściwych certyfikatów pośrednich.

Kod błędu: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Wyświetl certyfikat Nic więcej nie mogę zrobić a to strona GOogle !! nic nie mogę wyszukać ani znaleść proszę o pomoc jak to zmienić aby to działało , youtobe też nie chodzi ten sam błąd!! proszę o pomoc Krzysztof

Asked by krystofer2 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago