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What is the proper procedure for reporting malicious links in Firefox Send?

I tried to post this question in the correct forum, but there is no option to choose Firefox Send as a product when asking a question. The Firefox Send forum at https://s… (read more)

I tried to post this question in the correct forum, but there is no option to choose Firefox Send as a product when asking a question. The Firefox Send forum at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox-send appears to be empty and I didn't see a way to post there directly.

An email account at my school district was recently compromised and had sent out 122 malicious phishing links via Firefox Send before we stopped it and took control of the account back. I have the list of malicious Firefox Send links and I'd like to share them with the proper people at Mozilla so something can be done.

The files are all password-protected archives (I know the passwords) that contain malicious VBS files which have their code heavily obfuscated. I haven't yet tried to figure out what the VB scripts do - I was hoping a cyber security professional would be willing to take a look.

Someone please contact me so I can at least try to get the files taken down.

If I were to make a feature request for Firefox Send, it would be to add a button to report a file as malicious.

Asked by Brian G 1 month ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 month ago

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How to find the folder containing a bookmark

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari the… (read more)

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari there an optional column for folder and you can then right-click and get an option to open the folder.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

-louie

Asked by Louie S 6 months ago

Last reply by eberger5 1 month ago

Make "Minimize Memory Usage" default

Like many users who have placed this same complaint on this forum and others, Firefox, when left active with even only a few tabs, uses all available RAM until my 16 GB m… (read more)

Like many users who have placed this same complaint on this forum and others, Firefox, when left active with even only a few tabs, uses all available RAM until my 16 GB machine is populated up to 98% and barely works (Dell Optiplex 5060, i7-8700, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 64-bit; Firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit)).

When I shut Firefox down, I release 8 GB of RAM. I have used the "about:memory|Minimize Memory Usage" button with some success.

How can I make that memory setting permanent or the default, so I don't have to lose my research momentum by having to wait to get to a point where I can open the "about" settings window and manually click that button? It's very frustrating.

I've tested in Safe Mode, disabled any add-ons (I only have what Firefox supplied), and the condition still persists.

Making the "Minimize Memory Usage" setting, or an equivalent if there is one, permanent would help.

Thanks.

Asked by ed9213 6 months ago

Last reply by Web Surfer 1 month ago

Get rid of Activity_Stream

I want to get rid of all prompts to activity stream. I have disabled in about config https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream I do not have FF Nighlty and do not … (read more)

I want to get rid of all prompts to activity stream. I have disabled in about config https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Activity_Stream

I do not have FF Nighlty and do not want this and do not want telemetry on either

No sooner do FF allow one to opt in to snippet garbage etc than they force this trash on people

Asked by OAKSFOX 1 month ago

Last reply by OAKSFOX 1 month ago

Inspector is not working Firefox Developer Edition v.78 or 63

I was trying to use the inspector in developer tools on the Firefox Developer Edition. It does not really work. It can find the first object you move to and after that as… (read more)

I was trying to use the inspector in developer tools on the Firefox Developer Edition. It does not really work. It can find the first object you move to and after that as you move the cursor around the website you are trying to locate elements on, it just stops working. I was using version 63, so I updated to the latest version 78.0b9 and the same problem exists. This is consistent across multiple websites. I find this odd because the regular Firefox Developer Tools do not have this problem. I think it is a bug. Can someone please confirm this. I do not think it is possible I am doing something wrong. Somehow I thought the Developer Edition might have even better, more powerful tools, but I am finding it does not even really work. Can anyone help fix it? I would not have the time right now to come up to speed to help the team fix it, myself.

My environment is Mac OS High Sierra.

Asked by joeyrot 1 month ago

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How to print out my passwords in Firefox? I need to migrate user names and passwords for various web sites to a new computer

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253828 does not seem to work because the caret (») is not visible in Firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit) that is on my machine. This is m… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253828 does not seem to work because the caret (») is not visible in Firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit) that is on my machine. This is most annoying. Firefox and T'Bird are the most difficult software to migrate to new computers.

I need the export as a CVS. The other approaches either don't allow copy and paste or they are JSON and I have no clue how rto use that.

The other angle: logins.json (passwords) and key4.db (58+) for Passwords saved in the Password Manager I don't see a way to get that into a spreadsheet.

It is particularly annoying because there is an import function but no export function. I have over 300 web site user names and passwords. Hours and hours of work to just copy one at a time.

Asked by SFSecurity 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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I somehow lost Google as my home page and all my bookmark toolbar items. Does anyone know how I can restore? ?

Hi out there- I would greatly appreciate advice about how I can fix this problem with restoring my Google home page. I have no idea how I lost it since I made no chang… (read more)

Hi out there-

I would greatly  appreciate advice about how I can fix this problem with restoring my  Google home page. I have no idea how I lost it since I made no changes to it. It was simply there last night and gone this morning. I am a writer and I make a living from the Internet so time lost is money  lost. 

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Befuddled in PA,

Marjorie

Asked by heelsdown 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

My firefox keep changing eno matter how many times i revert these changes

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also … (read more)

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also the default search engine is yahoo again.

Asked by megasanthoshmuthu 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Profile migration won't work

I've tried for 3 hours now simply to migrate my win7 profile to win10. Using the mozilla guide i get to a point where i open firefox and all is great. Bookmarks etc all s… (read more)

I've tried for 3 hours now simply to migrate my win7 profile to win10. Using the mozilla guide i get to a point where i open firefox and all is great. Bookmarks etc all successfully show. But then if i close fiefox and open it again, in the top left-hand corner in red i just get

Please tell me what i'm doing wrong!

Asked by autolycus 6 months ago

Answered by autolycus 5 months ago

How to remove "A new Firefox update is available." notification?

For a long time, I stuck myself on using Firefox v50~. You know why? -Because it's Firefox, I never wanted to use the Chrome-wanna-be of it. Until I had to, on the side, … (read more)

For a long time, I stuck myself on using Firefox v50~. You know why? -Because it's Firefox, I never wanted to use the Chrome-wanna-be of it. Until I had to, on the side, because some pages require it.

Then there's this "Download Update" | "Not Now" that I have to deal with. So tired and sick of it spamming everytime I open firefox. I hoped every update that they'll remove it, but nope.

I hate always updating it to the newest version because I would have to update all of the plugins that I have. And most of the time, the plugin developers hasn't made an update yet, takes time for them to catch up.

Pleeeeaaaaase. If you don't want to remove that, give it a timer to popout.

Asked by mas.koh 1 month ago

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I erred in clicking "ok, I got it" instead of "disable" when trying to watch a video; now I have no volume control!

as stated above, in attempting to watch a YouTube video sent in e-mail from a friend, I misunderstood the message I got from Firefox and clicked "ok, I got it" instead of… (read more)

as stated above, in attempting to watch a YouTube video sent in e-mail from a friend, I misunderstood the message I got from Firefox and clicked "ok, I got it" instead of "disable" and Firefox complete removed the sound from my computer so that now my volume control little icon has completely disappeared! how can I restore sound to my computer? I did not want this outcome!!

Asked by missp050 1 month ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 month ago

stop videos playing automatically in facebook when not logged in

Videos play automatically in fb even though FF set not to? Apparently you can stop if logged into fb. I want to stop if not logged into fb. I asked this before and found … (read more)

Videos play automatically in fb even though FF set not to? Apparently you can stop if logged into fb. I want to stop if not logged into fb. I asked this before and found disabling hardware acceleration did it but it happens again when i browse FB not logged in. I have FF set to block ALL sites from automatic playing. Why would i need to log in to fb to fix it?

Asked by OAKSFOX 2 months ago

Last reply by OAKSFOX 2 months ago

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CTRL W doesn't close a pinned tab

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next ta… (read more)

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next tab. This isn't ideal. The shortcut should close the tab regardless of whether it is pinned (as it does in other browsers). Anyone know why Firefox does this / is it intentional behaviour?

Asked by whalemonster 6 months ago

Answered by McCoy 6 months ago

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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 6 months ago

Answered by Marina43182 6 months ago

SYNC PROBLEM

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,… (read more)

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,NO COOKIES . NOTHING CAME BACK . I TRIED REINSTALL FIREFOX AND LOGGED OUT AND IN AGAIN BUT NOTHING ! PLEASE HELP

Asked by mANI 2 months ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 2 months ago

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How to sort all bookmarks in all folders at once

I want to sort all of my bookmarks in all folders and their sub-folders by name on one click automatically. I don't want to sort my bookmarks folder by folder since I hav… (read more)

I want to sort all of my bookmarks in all folders and their sub-folders by name on one click automatically.

I don't want to sort my bookmarks folder by folder since I have tons of bookmarks organized in tons of folders. I looked up the help article "Sort your bookmarks to quickly find the ones you want", but it only shows how to sort individual folders automatically. So I tried to sort them all by multi-selecting all of my folders (no individual bookmark selected) and right-click to sort by name. And the option is unavailable (see image).

Could you include an one-click automatic sorting option in the future updates?

Asked by Wei4Green 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy

After Firefox updated, I can no longer access www.apple.com. This is the error I get now: Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy An error occurred during a connection to idmsa… (read more)

After Firefox updated, I can no longer access www.apple.com. This is the error I get now:

Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy

An error occurred during a connection to idmsa.apple.com.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this context because the page has an X-Frame-Options policy that disallows it.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue as soon as possible. Thank You.

Asked by David 8 months ago

Last reply by kris.sor 2 months ago

How to move tabs back below bookmarks toolbar like they used to be.

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Fir… (read more)

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Firefox reloaded it upgraded itself and I had no choice. I was a graphic artist for decades, and it makes no sense to have the tabs all the way at the top, because your eye has to jump up to the top, away from the window itself, every time you want to move between tabs. It makes no sense, but so far Firefox has ignored these complaints (I'm not the only one) and has not offered a simple toggle in preferences or somewhere to move the tabs where they should IMO be.

I seem to have lost the instructions to do my own coding to move the damn things, and I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how I can move them back where they belong. And Firefox, PLEASE. People have been requesting this for several years now that I'm aware of, so PLEASE make this simple change and allow users the choice of how their browser windows should look.

Asked by jmazzeo 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago