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Firefox is using a very old geolocation

Whenever any website asks to access my location, and I allow it, Firefox tells that website that I am in a faraway place that I last visited over a year ago. What's worse… (read more)

Whenever any website asks to access my location, and I allow it, Firefox tells that website that I am in a faraway place that I last visited over a year ago. What's worse, this place happens to be a very niche medical facility, which is upsetting as I don't expect to be revealing my medical history just by allowing access to my location.

I am not using a VPN or proxy or anything of that sort. If I look up my IP address in GeoIP2 or iplocation.net, it shows the correct city that I am actually in. How can I force Firefox to update my location (or at least, get it to uncache this old location)?

I'm using Firefox 109.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.

Asked by Hayden Schiff 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 47 minutes ago

browser isn't autocompliting passwords

When I go to a website my username is automaticaly typed in, but my password isn't. And every time I log in it asks me to save the password and i click on 'allow' but it … (read more)

When I go to a website my username is automaticaly typed in, but my password isn't. And every time I log in it asks me to save the password and i click on 'allow' but it never seems to save it. When I go to saved login data it says that 'no synchronized login data' even though everything is checked correctly in the settings and it works just fine on other devices with this firefox account logged on. How do I fix this?

Asked by natapc 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Changing primary password does not rewrite logins.json?

When changing the primary password I would expect the logins.json file being rewritten with new pairs of encryptedUsername and encryptedPassword (now encrypted based on a… (read more)

When changing the primary password I would expect the logins.json file being rewritten with new pairs of encryptedUsername and encryptedPassword (now encrypted based on a new primary password). But this is obviously not the case. But maybe I just didn't understand the way this works?

Asked by thefirefox 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

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credit card # shows up on new sites even though I do NOT have it saved - why?

Hello, I have my privacy settings set to NOT save credit card information yet in this past week, on two different new to me websites, my credit card information was alrea… (read more)

Hello, I have my privacy settings set to NOT save credit card information yet in this past week, on two different new to me websites, my credit card information was already there. Why would this be happening and how do I stop it? Thank you so much! Julie

Asked by JPK 12 hours ago

Answered by JPK 10 hours ago

How to allow saved passwords to work in private viewing

Is there a way so that when I’m using private windows that the managed passwords will work? Even ever I’m in a private window I have to enter user ids and passwords for … (read more)

Is there a way so that when I’m using private windows that the managed passwords will work? Even ever I’m in a private window I have to enter user ids and passwords for sites that I have the passwords saved. If I go to a normal window it works fine. This makes using private windows too annoying at times to even use.

Asked by dmitche3 3 days ago

Last reply by dmitche3 13 hours ago

Autoplay in Youtube starts then after half second or second stops.

Youtube autoplay stopped to work properly. After previous video next video really starts automatically then, may be after half a second or second, the video stops and ret… (read more)

Youtube autoplay stopped to work properly.

After previous video next video really starts automatically then, may be after half a second or second, the video stops and returns to intro splash screen of the video. One must press Play to start this next video again. I tried next steps: 1. In Firefox Privacy and security settings / Autoplay: I allowed audio and video autoplay for all sites 2. On the left side of URL string for Youtube site I pressed the button and also allowed audio and video autoplay for the site. The image on this button changed. I reloaded Youtube - no effect, reloaded Firefox and Youtube - all the same.

3. I checked Youtube autoplay in Microsoft Edge browser - it works correctly.

What should be done in Firefox to restore autoplay? I don't remember when this problem appeared.

Asked by bvn123 1 month ago

Last reply by PortaNav 14 hours ago

Data Breach

I received 3 mails tonight that said: Search results for your [edited from public] @frii.com account have detected that your email may have been exposed. We recommend you… (read more)

I received 3 mails tonight that said:

Search results for your [edited from public] @frii.com account have detected that your email may have been exposed. We recommend you act now to resolve this breach.

I am checking to see if these 3 emails are legitimately from Firefox and if this has occurred, how do I act to resolve this breach??

And how do I check the status without clicking on the link in the 3 emails - or is it safe to click on the links to find out more information about the possible data breaches??

Thank you [email removed from public]

Asked by phansengausman 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago

data breach

A data breach happened in April 2019 which you reported to me today, 2/4/2023, but I have changed all passwords in the last month or so reported at risk, am I safe now th… (read more)

A data breach happened in April 2019 which you reported to me today, 2/4/2023, but I have changed all passwords in the last month or so reported at risk, am I safe now that it is almost 4 years after that breach?

Asked by terry_mcquade 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago

Accessing devices on local network

My issue is that I have various devices on my network but I am unable to access them using username and password via a browser. for example I have a birdbox camera using … (read more)

My issue is that I have various devices on my network but I am unable to access them using username and password via a browser. for example I have a birdbox camera using 192.168.1.20, I am then asked for user name 'admin' password which is 'null' and on every device on network I am told that password or username are wrong. They are not?

I am using a dreytek router and addresses are bound in and on a mac. But it is the same issue on windows and any browser. could it be a router setting?

Thanks

Frank

Asked by FrankRussell 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 day ago

Disable auto https button doesn't work.

Disable auto https button doesn't work. I'm still getting error messages when trying to access web sites using only "http". Edge and Chrome still connect to "http". thx … (read more)

Disable auto https button doesn't work. I'm still getting error messages when trying to access web sites using only "http". Edge and Chrome still connect to "http". thx

Asked by jmontoya3 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

When i log into my bank and after I enter myt userid and password, I get:

After entering my userid and password, my bnak responds with: We don't recognize this device It looks like you're using a new device, or you changed its settings. Before … (read more)

After entering my userid and password, my bnak responds with:

We don't recognize this device

It looks like you're using a new device, or you changed its settings. Before you sign in, we need to confirm it's you.

This happens on many sites. How do I stop it?

Asked by Fred Stout 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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unable to connect with site

duplicate of /questions/1404216 thread. Somehow you have stopped my access to my bank online - PNCBANK. When I try to sign on, I get a message saying try another browser… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1404216 thread.

Somehow you have stopped my access to my bank online - PNCBANK. When I try to sign on, I get a message saying try another browser. This has been happening now for about 6 days or so. Previously it worked just fine.

Asked by moserfd11 1 day ago

Firefox won't stay my default browser. Every time I sign on after rebooting MS changes the default

Firefox won't stay my default browser. Every time I sign on after rebooting MS changes the default to I don't know what. It doesn't say what is the default. It wants ed… (read more)

Firefox won't stay my default browser. Every time I sign on after rebooting MS changes the default to I don't know what. It doesn't say what is the default. It wants edge I guess but I deleted the entire edge app and all its dlls. So how do I make the choice through the "set defaults" settings permanent?

Asked by bt.linder 3 days ago

Last reply by bt.linder 1 day ago

I am locked out of my account

I signed in to my account on my desktop today just as I have for years. I was asked to verify it was me. You sent me a code. I could not figure out where I was supposed t… (read more)

I signed in to my account on my desktop today just as I have for years. I was asked to verify it was me. You sent me a code. I could not figure out where I was supposed to enter that code. I saw no instructions where to type it in and I could not see any space to enter the code into. Now I am locked out. I have been on firefox for years. I am 76 years old now, a recent stroke victim, and this is very confusing to me. Can you make this simpler? Please explain where I need to type in the code you send and let me try again. Please reply. This is stressing me up. It all started today when I tried to add this account to a new iphone my kids got for me. I have only used android phones on my firefox account. I won't try to add firefox to the iphone again. iphones seem to be complicated enough as it is. I can use it on Microsoft I hope. but I still need firefox to continue working on my android desktop. Firefox has all my passwords for other apps stored on it. As well as the saved favorite websites I have placed on there over the years. Many, Many of them. I am used to having the firefox saved password function to quickly log me in to those applications . Please help me get it back up and running. please email me the solution to [email removed from public] William C

Asked by billdcoe 2 days ago

Last reply by James 2 days ago

what prevents from accessing the site https://www.googleadservices.com/

Regardless of the OS or Browser , trying to access the site https://www.googleadservices.com/ results with a failure described as "We can’t connect to the server at www.… (read more)

Regardless of the OS or Browser , trying to access the site https://www.googleadservices.com/ results with a failure described as "We can’t connect to the server at www.googleadservices.com."

Specifically this error message was just obtained on macOS Ventura 13.1 on my Intel based MacBook Pro using Firefox 109.0.1. It happens on all Windows machines I tried, on my iPad and iPhone.

I saw at least a million similar questions similar to this one, even more advices on how to address it - and no answer helps.

Asked by nik23 4 days ago

Last reply by nik23 2 days ago

Closing firefox window does not perform the settings actions specified "when Firefox is closed"

Former versions of Firefox browser for windows would treat closing the firefox windows as exiting the app. However in the current version, closing the windows does not ap… (read more)

Former versions of Firefox browser for windows would treat closing the firefox windows as exiting the app. However in the current version, closing the windows does not appear to perform the actions (such as clear cookies, site data, and history) that should occur when closing the browser. For example, I closed the browser window (X at top right of window) with a gmail account logged in and displaying the inbox. When I reopened Firefox, it did not go to my start url (gmail login), instead, it returned to my email inbox, and the email was active - logged in. This seems like a security problem to me. My settings specify: Delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed Clear history when Firefox closes I have no saved passwords in Firefox

Asked by joenuke981 2 days ago