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When security and productivity collide

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install t… (read more)

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install the DTV player. When Firefox is redirected to the download page, it throws a certificate error and screeches to a halt. I would expect an opportunity to assume the risk and continue, but none is offered. I opened MS Edge, which I don't want to use, and it installed the viewer, no problem. This is the URL from which FF is redirected : https://www.directv.com/Channels/Fox-Business-Network-HD-359?modal=/modal/install/359/channe. This is the URL of the error : https://metrics.directv.com/b/ss/dtvdirectvcomprod/4/REDIR?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdirectv.vo.llnwd.net%2Fe5%2Fcinema%2Fplugin%2FVideoGuard.13.0.exe&pe=lnk_d&pev1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.directv.com%2FChannels%2FFox-Business-Network-HD-359%3Fmoda%3D%2Fmodal%2Finstall%2F359%2Fchannel&pev2=DIRECTV_Player_13.. Screen shot of the error uploaded. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by michaud64 5 days ago

Firefox hangs up, then re-opens with pompt to Create new profile

Hey, since a few months now, firefox is bugging me. But I don't want to go Chrome, so please please help me. I have a sync account with bookmarks etc saved. But since the… (read more)

Hey,

since a few months now, firefox is bugging me. But I don't want to go Chrome, so please please help me.

I have a sync account with bookmarks etc saved. But since the last update, firefox randomly freezes and after terminating it, often re-opens with prompt to create new User profile or exit. "New User Profile" clicked then means, that it is a blank browser, I have to sign in (it remembers the bookmarks), but all browser settings, add-ons etc need to be re-set.

Now, it is up to several times a day like this and I don't get, why. Anybody got an idea?

Cheers.

P.S. here my browser specifics: in troubleshooting data

Asked by ms.elunin 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How can I open PLACES.sqlite with old version FF?

(sorry for my english) I have FF version 45 with places.sqlite (file size ~92mb). When FF had refreshed to version 60, file places.sqlite is auto converted to ~56mb, but … (read more)

(sorry for my english) I have FF version 45 with places.sqlite (file size ~92mb). When FF had refreshed to version 60, file places.sqlite is auto converted to ~56mb, but it opens normaly in FF 60. When I open this (converted places.sqlite) in old FF45 i see empty history window. I think may be file places.sqlite has new format in FF60. How can I open this file in old FF45 browser or how can I convert it back to old ff45 sqlite format?

Asked by citybx 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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netflix.com returns server not found, any other browser it works ok.

Hi, I have a bit of an odd one. I have Firefox installed and Debian OS. For the last two or three weeks I haven't been able to access netflix.com, returns "Server not fou… (read more)

Hi,

I have a bit of an odd one. I have Firefox installed and Debian OS. For the last two or three weeks I haven't been able to access netflix.com, returns "Server not found" only on the firefox browser. Trying another browser and I can get to the site without issue. Any other site I firefox can access without issue. Same issue in a Private window. I have two debian PC's, both do the same thing. Any other windows, android phone is ok ( using firefox ).

If I connect to my vpn provider on the problem PC's, firefox can access netflix.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Asked by apeg 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Linking Mozilla Support Account to Firefox Account

I have a Mozilla Support Account. I have a Firefox Account. I cannot link the two due to my inability to login into the Mozilla Support Account. Process described here ca… (read more)

I have a Mozilla Support Account. I have a Firefox Account. I cannot link the two due to my inability to login into the Mozilla Support Account.

Process described here cannot be executed. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-accounts-mozilla-support-faq

Asked by neijyry 1 month ago

Share bookmarks locally between different profiles

Hello, I have for now a work flow where I share my bookmarks between different firefox profiles, without any acces to web/net/cloud/whatever..., all is local to my comput… (read more)

Hello,

I have for now a work flow where I share my bookmarks between different firefox profiles, without any acces to web/net/cloud/whatever..., all is local to my computer. This works well with an old firefox version. But, because there is a but. I'm blocked in this situation. My firefox version is 60.9.0esr. I can't go higher because starting with firefox version 62, there where changes that prevent concurrent access to sqlite databases.

I did some search in addons to try to find an alternative, without success. I also already done a research in previous support questions, without success too.

So, maybe someone have an idea or suggestion, to help me achieve that, or something similar, with newer firefox version. I need to upgrade to something more up to date.

Thanks in advance, K.

Asked by kayceegb 1 month ago

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When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down search box directly below the url/address bar. I do not want this

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In th… (read more)

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

HOWEVER --- I don't seem to have browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled in my new version 74.0. What happened to it? Does it have a new name now?

Note that I tried in Options / Preferences / Search

    I unchecked "Show search suggestions in location bar results

In Options / Preferences / Privacy

   I uncheck each of the boxes in the Location Bar section (History, Bookmarks, Open tabs).

Asked by dmcentee 7 months ago

Answered by McCoy 7 months ago

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Could you help me?

Could you help me? (All machine translation) I now need to use the old version of firefox (Firefox version-65.0.2 64bit for linux ubuntu) because selenium only supports t… (read more)

Could you help me? (All machine translation) I now need to use the old version of firefox (Firefox version-65.0.2 64bit for linux ubuntu) because selenium only supports this version. But I can’t find a way to download this version How can I get this version? Thanks :-)

Asked by haopXpycary 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

I intentionally installed Firefox 52.9.0esr and disabled automatic updates. Why does Firefox automatically update to Firefox 60.9.0esr?

I intentionally installed Firefox 52.9.0esr and disabled automatic updates. That is because I want it to use the Java add-on. But when I restart Firefox it automatically … (read more)

I intentionally installed Firefox 52.9.0esr and disabled automatic updates. That is because I want it to use the Java add-on. But when I restart Firefox it automatically updates to Firefox 60.9.0esr. Even after I have manually disabled automatic updates? Not cool.

Asked by Sandip Kumar 2 months ago

Why this effort to place tabs above?

My visual limitations make it difficult for me to look up, so the tabs at the bottom are very helpful. Why this effort to place them above? I use them a lot ... and now I… (read more)

My visual limitations make it difficult for me to look up, so the tabs at the bottom are very helpful. Why this effort to place them above? I use them a lot ... and now I have to strain my eyes. Sure you see perfectly well. You could think of people with poor eyesight and older people who are forced to bend their necks. They are two centimeters, yes, but at my age that breaks my neck. I used to use Firefox because I could have tabs down. Not now. It is not ergonomic. Is it time to abandon it? Think about the needs of others. Of all of them.

Asked by isimegapixel 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

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when I type a URL in the URL bar firefox ESR 68 still pops up a "search with google" bar

I have an explicit search box separate from the URL bar. I want firefox to never ever pass any data from the URL bar to any search engine - DNS query only. First, the URL… (read more)

I have an explicit search box separate from the URL bar. I want firefox to never ever pass any data from the URL bar to any search engine - DNS query only.

First, the URL bar has grey background text that says "Search with Google or enter address" - I don't want to search anything. Second, when I type an address, below the URL bar a blue bar with a globe appears that says "visit" - and takes up space - previous versions of firefox did not do this - how do I get rid of this?

I have the following set:

browser.fixup.alternate.enabled = false keyword.enable = false browser.urlbar.autofill = false browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark = false browser.urlbar.suggest.history = false browser.urblar.suggest.openpage = false browser.urlbar.suggest.searches = false

So why does it still do this?

Related - I actually don't want the browser to search on my behalf ever - if I want to search I'll go to google or bing or wherever and enter the data that way - is there a 'null' search engine entry that be substituted? (Yes I understand that the URL has to be looked up in DNS, that's not what I mean.)

Asked by BryanWillman 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Upgrading Firefox: quick-icon-links and bookmarks disappear

I am afraid to upgrade to latest Firefox browser because fast icons and bookmarks disappear. If you assure me it will conserve my quick links icons and bookmarks then I w… (read more)

I am afraid to upgrade to latest Firefox browser because fast icons and bookmarks disappear. If you assure me it will conserve my quick links icons and bookmarks then I will upgrade.

Asked by foxyourefired 4 months ago

Last reply by Himanshu prabhakar 4 months ago

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firefox software update

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287550. Please follow up there, thanks.] by sending vpn softwarefor windows system … (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1287550. Please follow up there, thanks.]

by sending vpn softwarefor windows system

Asked by mohamad137603 5 months ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 5 months ago

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How can I stop Firefox from changing my default search engine? I DO NOT EVER WANT BING. Leave my choice of search engine alone!

When Firefox updates, it changes my search engine. I use Firefox for security purposes (although not as much anymore). Why would anyone in their right mind want to use Bi… (read more)

When Firefox updates, it changes my search engine. I use Firefox for security purposes (although not as much anymore). Why would anyone in their right mind want to use Bing as their search engine? I don't want it EVER. Please let me know how to stop this from happening.

Asked by free1776 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

Firefox 68 trying to connect to aus5.mozilla.org at startup

As title says, Firefox trying to connect to aus5.mozilla.org at startup and I cannot stop it from doing so. I have seen the answer to other question here What is the pur… (read more)

As title says, Firefox trying to connect to aus5.mozilla.org at startup and I cannot stop it from doing so.

I have seen the answer to other question here What is the purpose of Firefox connections to "aus5.mozilla.org" and "shavar.services.mozilla.com" which the selected answer is not correct.

I have changed both following settings to http://localhost

browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.gethashURL

browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.updateURL


the address in question is not in about:config since I have changed every instance of data that even remotely looks like a web ULR to localhost

Asked by bobsort 5 months ago

Last reply by bobsort 5 months ago

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Firefox Sync doesn't sync "Multi-Account Containers" data

On my personal laptop, I have the Multi-Account Containers extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/) running smoothly. I'm cu… (read more)

On my personal laptop, I have the Multi-Account Containers extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/) running smoothly. I'm currently on a public desktop computer , and I enabled Firefox Sync, which did a good job for passwords, bookmarks, etc, but it didn't sync any of my container info for the Multi-Account Containers add-on. I see the default containers: Personal, Work, Bank, Shopping. On my personal laptop, I have about a dozen containers. What's wrong?

Asked by tailonfire 1 year ago

Answered by tailonfire 8 months ago