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Does FF browser ever log me out of a session due to a timeout?

Does FF have any role in logging me out of a website due to some time limit? I complained to a site that I lost a lot of typing because it had silently logged me out. I w… (read more)

Does FF have any role in logging me out of a website due to some time limit? I complained to a site that I lost a lot of typing because it had silently logged me out. I was told by one of their CS people "The issue is actually with your browser. Browsers have a security feature that automatically logs you out of secure areas if you are not moving around, which unfortunately excludes typing. The idea is if you were logged into your online bank account and left your computer, someone else could not sit down 5 minutes later and start doing things in your account. This feature is for any secured area, any area you have to login to access. It is not something we do or can prevent. I am very sorry for the inconvenience."

IMHO this is BS, but please tell me if FF could have terminated my session somehow. Thanks. GD

Asked by admin457 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

When I get this message, what can I do to login to my much used website, besides go to Chrome

This is the message I am getting when I try to login to a site I use frequently. What can I do to resume logging into this site? Secure Connection Failed An error occur… (read more)

This is the message I am getting when I try to login to a site I use frequently. What can I do to resume logging into this site?


Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.ancestry.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_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…

Asked by LawDown 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

How do I stop autofill for email address?

How do I stop autofill for email address? I use several email addresses. Firefox autofills my email address when I complete forms, but it uses an email address I never … (read more)

How do I stop autofill for email address? I use several email addresses. Firefox autofills my email address when I complete forms, but it uses an email address I never use when completing official forms and documents and I have to change it manually. I prefer to complete it manually, so how do I stop Firefox from autofilling my email address period!? (I have gone through all of "Settings", but I can't find any option that will fix this situation.)

Asked by alanbala 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Address bar background has orange stripes with a robot icon

This just started occurring on my PC when I use Firefox: why is the background of the address bar orange/yellow with diagonal stripes and there is a robot at the start of… (read more)

This just started occurring on my PC when I use Firefox: why is the background of the address bar orange/yellow with diagonal stripes and there is a robot at the start of the web address? I'm concerned it may be a virus or the web browser is being remotely monitored.

Please refer to the attached image. Thank you,

Asked by SurlynSalsa 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Need a fix for sites that use e-mail address's for password authentication.

I use the password manager in Firefox. Makes it easier to log in to different sites. I have found a situation that has been overlooked. Multiple sites use a persons e-mai… (read more)

I use the password manager in Firefox. Makes it easier to log in to different sites. I have found a situation that has been overlooked. Multiple sites use a persons e-mail address for identity. Different sites then would all use the one e-mail address for identity. Each site however would have a different password. So we have one "name" but multiple passwords connected to that name. Firefox doesnt realize that the one name has multiple passwords so everytime you login to a site that uses your email address as your identity, it asks if you may want to update your password. You have to refuse everytime because the different sites have a different password. If you update the password, each site will now have the password of the last updated password. Its a issue that needs to be fixed so Firefox recognizes how a Email address=Name can have multiple passwords because different sites are using the same name. It looks like Firefox isnt making the connection that different sites are being visited by the same person so some information will be consistent among different sites visited. Thus not realizing that its correct that the "same" name has a password that is different for this new site.

Is there a workaround? thx.

Asked by romeemore 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

blocked acces to website

blocked access to website. I can't access a website for software I use to sign into my account there to send a request. I unblocked it in the settings - cookies - but it… (read more)

blocked access to website. I can't access a website for software I use to sign into my account there to send a request. I unblocked it in the settings - cookies - but it still keeps me from opening it. this is the message on the screen "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."

So I go to Bing but I would prefer to use firefox. Why is it so hard to release a website??? What is the problem? Edith

Asked by ev3 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

firefox auto-refilling wrong password

hello, Firefox is auto-saving the correct site password but then when I submit the login it automatically recoverts it to a different shorter password so I can't login. I… (read more)

hello, Firefox is auto-saving the correct site password but then when I submit the login it automatically recoverts it to a different shorter password so I can't login. I have tried clearing my cookies and cache and even turning auto-fill off but still have this issue of it autofilling the wrong password regardless if the right password for the site is stored or if auto-fill is off..

Asked by neigel.emma 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Majorly disappointed how privacy browsing is handled in Firefox

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again. I do not want to jump to con… (read more)

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again.

I do not want to jump to conclusions as I may just have a lack of knowledge BUT...

I have been using Chrome and Edge Chromium for last last few years. When I go to a Private Browser Tab, visit a site, it WILL NOT remember the history and sites visited, nor will it remember the added websites to bookmarks.

So here I use Firefox the most talked Privacy browser and this is what I read on a knowledge base article.

Note: New passwords and bookmarks you create while using Private Browsing will be saved. Any files you download to your computer while using Private Browsing will be saved.

So how is this private? Not even Edge or Chrome does this. This is a major privacy concern, this needs to be fixed. It is enough for me to dismiss Firefox as an option. It should simply not save a history accessible in private mode or in standard mode of sites you have added, visited, etc... in private mode.

I would like to know if there is a work around.

Cheers M.

Asked by mitchmenghi 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

FIrefox causing DNS leaks!

I AM using VPN and I found Firefox is leaking DNS, as it doesn't happen in another browser. I read it is caused by automatic updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/com… (read more)

I AM using VPN and I found Firefox is leaking DNS, as it doesn't happen in another browser. I read it is caused by automatic updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2e20ni/firefox_dns_leak/ I tried to disable automatic updates by flipping this value: "app.update.auto" in about:config to false. But it did not help.

Can you please help me to fix this, I don't know what it's causing it...

Asked by goeca 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

"Secure Connection Failed" https//www.Merriam-Webster.com Windows 8.1

Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. … (read more)

Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. I can access the site from my Windows 10 laptop running Firefox. Also have had issues with other sites, but was able to resolve by clicking the appropriate button. Sorry I can't describe this better in a more technical manner.

"The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified."

"Connection encrypted (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,256 bit keys, TLS1.2) "The page you are viewing was encrypted before being sent over the Internet."

Firefox Update History: Firefox 92.0 (20210903235534)Details Installed on: September 13, 2021, 8:38:14 AMStatus: The Update was successfully installed

Asked by LC 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Saved login but cannot see it in Privacy & Security

I was trying to re-discover my facebook password. Currently I am automatically logged in on my Firefox browser, and can use my facebook normally. However when I go to Pri… (read more)

I was trying to re-discover my facebook password. Currently I am automatically logged in on my Firefox browser, and can use my facebook normally. However when I go to Privacy & Security > Saved Logins I cannot see it. I can see several other saved logins that all check out, but not my facebook one.

Running Firefox 88.0, on Ubuntu. Any help is much appreciated.

Asked by peterdstav 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Help....Seems I have a quick forms problem. Annoying but now feel it's creating other probs. Wanna dump it, but cannot find it in my apps....HELP. Smiling.Mac 10.3.6, Firefox 92.0.1it

Help....Seems I have a quick forms problem. Annoying but now feel it's creating other probs. Wanna dump it, but cannot find it in my apps....HELP. Smiling.Mac 10.3.6, Fir… (read more)

Help....Seems I have a quick forms problem. Annoying but now feel it's creating other probs. Wanna dump it, but cannot find it in my apps....HELP. Smiling.Mac 10.3.6, Firefox 92.0.1it

Asked by eyesite 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Pop-up adds happen continually on SoundCloud.com

I get constant pop-up adds on SoundCloud. I have a paid account there, but there is no way to contact the managers directly. Is this an add or a notification? I see it as… (read more)

I get constant pop-up adds on SoundCloud. I have a paid account there, but there is no way to contact the managers directly. Is this an add or a notification? I see it as an add because it says Advertisement. I thought Firefox blocked adds and pop-up windows. Why do I only get these add pop-ups on SoundCloud and how to I prevent them? I have scrolled through dozens of posts in your Support page and have seen NOTHING related to my problem.

 Thanks for any help with this issue.

Asked by Zeroy 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.nakedwines.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.nakedwines.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the … (read more)

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.nakedwines.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_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 web site owners to inform them of this problem.

Learn more… Could you sort this issue your earliest. Thanks. Regards, S Thillainathan

Asked by S Thillai 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago