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My master password isnt being accepted

Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched u… (read more)

Hi, as a user of Firefox from day1 I have hit my first problem so not bad going. Right, I have a win10 desktop(DT1) and 2 laptops (LP1 AND LP2). All win10 fully patched up &Firefox 84.02. This morning I noticed my network share from LP1 to DT1 wasnt working and found LP1 powered down. Powered it up & it looked to be completing a patch (KB4598242) so let it finish successfully and logged in. It wouldnt take the 2 master pw prompts although definitely typing them correctly. Poked around the forum that talks of key4.db, key3.db and logins.json. Only had key4db but had a loginsbackup.json. deleted logins.jason and renamed loginsbackup. reloaded. Same, so am stuck. Did notice as LP1 loaded after powering on that a Firefox update occurred. Could one have messed the other? Anyway these things seldom happen on their own so what went on yesterday. On LP2 I noticed that on each reboot I got 2 identical FFox windows. I tried refresh, uninstalling ffox & mainteneance service, same. So I searched for the word firefox and deleted everything I could find and reinstalled FFox. Same, so switched off & gave up. Perhaps I have sync between my devices, not sure. However I have never at any stage changed my master passwords which is the same on all 3 pc's. Any ideas? Shame to lose over 120 passwords if I have to somehow start over again by uninstalling FFox and reinstalling..that'll take ages. And of course the password prompt is coming up all the time whilst typing this. Help please

Asked by oldchap47 1 day ago

Answered by oldchap47 22 hours ago

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Security settings on Firefox - not retained

I select the setting: "ask to save logins and passwords for websites" so that I can also select "Autofill logins and passwords". This works for a session of Firefox, … (read more)

I select the setting:

"ask to save logins and passwords for websites" so that I can also select 

"Autofill logins and passwords". This works for a session of Firefox, but when I close it and start a new one, it does not retain the selection. Is there another setting somewhere that is undoing it?

Asked by Allan 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

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Asking saved passwords on Mac

Hi there, I use Firefox both on my Windows PC and Mac. On Windows, when I want to show a saved password, Firefox asks Firefox password first before showing the saved pass… (read more)

Hi there,

I use Firefox both on my Windows PC and Mac. On Windows, when I want to show a saved password, Firefox asks Firefox password first before showing the saved password but on Mac Firefox does not ask Firefox password, so the password is shown immediately after I click the Eye icon.

In my opinion it's quite dangerous because if I forget to lock my Macbook, someone can easily see all my saved password on Firefox.

I hope Firefox can fix this.

Best Regard

Asked by Firefoxindo 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Delete all cookies when Firefox closes except some specific ones

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I t… (read more)

Using Firefox 68.12.0ESR. I know 78 is available, I just haven't had the time to test it yet. I delete cookies when I exit Firefox. I want to keep some for sites that I trust, such as this site. I've added exceptions to Allow these trusted sites as documented on a thread somewhere else, but it doesn't work. All cookies are deleted.

Is it possible to keep cookies only for a select group of sites. eg. support.mozilla.com, tomshardware.com, mydigitallife.net, speedtest.net and so on.

Thank you.

Asked by TanyaC 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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No Certificate Exception option

Good day to all, Can anyone tell me why I do not have the option to continue to a particular website? I get this message... "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" I c… (read more)

Good day to all,

Can anyone tell me why I do not have the option to continue to a particular website?

I get this message... "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead"

I click Advance tab and only get the "Go Back (Recommended) option, not a continue button.

A co-worker can get to the site every time. He has two options to "Go Back" or to Add an Exception and continue to the site. There seems to be two differences between our browsers: 1) He has an older version and I have the newest version. 2) Under the "About:Config" I have an extra line that I cannot change "security.certerror.hideAddException" This option is set to "True" and is locked and grayed out. I do not have the option to change it.

Any ideas?

Asked by jnchele 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Master password not working on other computer

I'm using two computers. My master password isn't working on the other computer. I tried changing it on the 1st computer (where I'm logged into Firefox); but the change i… (read more)

I'm using two computers. My master password isn't working on the other computer. I tried changing it on the 1st computer (where I'm logged into Firefox); but the change isn't applying to the 2nd computer. Help!

Asked by KT 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Firefox VPN

Hi, I am considering using Firefox VPN and here my questions: A) I am living in Canada and I would like to pay in Canadian Dollars . Is it possible? Can I use automatic p… (read more)

Hi,

I am considering using Firefox VPN and here my questions:

A) I am living in Canada and I would like to pay in Canadian Dollars . Is it possible? Can I use automatic payment to pay FirefoxVPN?

B) when I am traveling to Europe or South America can I still use FirefoxVPN?

Thanks

Piero

Asked by pierofor 6 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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Avoid sharing account data across windows users

I recently found out that default option for firefox is to share data across windows users. I have my pc set up with an admin account and my family account and with their… (read more)

I recently found out that default option for firefox is to share data across windows users. I have my pc set up with an admin account and my family account and with their access to firefox (i didn't log in to firefox on their user) they can see all my passwords and usernames. Since I use lockwise to store my logins i really wish this didn't happen. How to avoid it?

Asked by Edoardo 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Office 365: no shield in address bar

Some sites do not show a shield icon in the address bar, most notably support.mozilla.com and Office 365. How can I modify blocking and privacy for such a site? I wast to… (read more)

Some sites do not show a shield icon in the address bar, most notably support.mozilla.com and Office 365.

How can I modify blocking and privacy for such a site? I wast to allow cookies from Office 365, but not for other sites.

TIA, Folkert Wiekmeijer

Asked by Folkert 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Unable to connect to reCAPTCHA

Hi, since today I've been unable to connect to reCAPTCHA. At first the reCAPTCHA boxes didn't show up at all and Firefox prevented me from connecting with Google because … (read more)

Hi, since today I've been unable to connect to reCAPTCHA. At first the reCAPTCHA boxes didn't show up at all and Firefox prevented me from connecting with Google because of an error with the certificate. I was able to fix that by allowing Firefox to trust root authorities (solution #6 on this list: https://sectigostore.com/page/fix-the-warning-potential-security-risk-ahead-error-in-firefox/ )

While the reCAPTCHA boxes are showing up again, I still can't connect with it. When checking the box, it starts loading for a while and I get an error message saying that there's no contact with reCAPTCHA and that I should check my connection and try again. I included a screenshot.

I went to topics of people who had the same problem and tried everything. Disabling protection against tracking, disabling Adblock, starting Firefox in safe mode, refreshing Firefox, loading another Firefox profile, restarting Firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, restarting my pc. I'm desperate.

I'm only having this problem in Firefox, not in any other browser.

Asked by glennstakkestad 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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New MacBook Air, logging into Firefox account again and again

Hello, I have a MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1) since mid-December, before that I was using Windows. I have downloaded Firefox. Now I have the problem that I have to log… (read more)

Hello,

I have a MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1) since mid-December, before that I was using Windows. I have downloaded Firefox. Now I have the problem that I have to log in to my Firefox account every time when I end Firefox completely (or the Macbook crashes, but that's for Apple support). 'How can I stay logged in?" It's about my Firefox account through which I sync all my bookmarks and passwords. That works as well, until the next launch.

Thanks in advance


Hallo,

ich habe seit Mitte Dezember ein MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1), vorher habe ich mit Windows gearbeitet. Habe mir Firefox geladen. Jetzt habe ich das Problem, dass ich mich ständig bei Firefox anmelden muss, wenn ich Firefox komplett beende (oder das Macbook abstürzt, aber das ist für den Apple Support). Wie kann ich angemeldet bleiben? Es geht um meinen Firefox Account über den ich alle meine Lesezeichen und Passwörter synchronisiere. Das funktioniert auch, bis zum nächsten Start.

Vielen Dank im Voraus

Asked by robinschuetze 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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My addons such as adblock, privacy blocker etc,

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how man… (read more)

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how many sites have been blocked. I asked this question a little earlier today and one community member said to click on the >> at the left of the tool bar. I do not have any of those marks on my tool bar. Any other suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by Sonyy89 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Cookie settings: Exceptions do not work

Hallo, I have changed the security settings in the Firefox browser so that I can block cookies. I am aware that almost all pages ask for it. But you can also make excepti… (read more)

Hallo,

I have changed the security settings in the Firefox browser so that I can block cookies. I am aware that almost all pages ask for it. But you can also make exceptions. I did this for my bank page, because I have to register my browser every time I close and reopen the browser. If I put the URL and the extension in the exceptions, only the basic URL is displayed, but not the extension.

Example: https://banking.bankaustria.at/wps/portal/retail/de/login/login/!ut/p/a1/jZDLDoIwFES_hqX0CqLVXVVCgs8EiNiNKRERhULaIvHvRVcafM3uTs5MJhdRFCLK2SVNmEoLzrL7Tfs7Y4hJF3swB3diARnPg94MD7rgWQ2wfQacqWMDmToD3wssAAP-y8MHkZ_5DaKviGMvDCCuj5czOzDHK7MFtCc-gC8bXESTrIge_9gSHpk4QVTEh1jEQq9EYx-VKuVIAw3qutYjxs-skkqkTGdKA6N3LaoOi_I421c80U-yfNd0LKRCYbsAlXkQQrrON1iSG1SR8_k!/dl5/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

This is the page for entering the login data. If I copy this URL into the exceptions for blocking cookies, only "https://banking.bankaustria.at" appears there. I still have to confirm my browser registration with a TAN.

Is there perhaps another option so that I don't have to register every time - other than generally allowing cookies?

Thanks and regards Eric

Asked by erwl 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit) on windows 10 keeps signin out of sites

Since a few days I noticed on two different windows 10 PCs that firefox keeps signin out of websites (yahoo, linkedin etc), and this happens semi-randomly but sometimes m… (read more)

Since a few days I noticed on two different windows 10 PCs that firefox keeps signin out of websites (yahoo, linkedin etc), and this happens semi-randomly but sometimes more than once per day. My security settings never changed, I did configure firefox to delete history when closing, but preserving cookies and active logins. I also tried to add those websites to trusted sites (in the tracking menu, the shield to the left of the url). Any advice?

Asked by marco.fera80 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Firefox seems to block some HTTPS sites in "HTTPS-Only" mode

I selected the new HTTPS-Only mode in Firefox 83.0, and some URLs are being blocked, followed by the "Secure Connection Not Available" message. Yet, when I click "Continu… (read more)

I selected the new HTTPS-Only mode in Firefox 83.0, and some URLs are being blocked, followed by the "Secure Connection Not Available" message. Yet, when I click "Continue to the HTTP site," the site URL is HTTPS, and the grey lock in the URL bar is in the fully secure position. Please let me know what this means, or whether this is a bug to be worked out. Thanks in advance.

Asked by DrBB01 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Duckduckgo is overwriiten via Bing

I have addon for Duckuckgo. But suddenly and very often the DuckDuckgo ist overwritten via Bing. Why? What can I do to make my search Eingine Duckduckgo permanenz? I hav… (read more)

I have addon for Duckuckgo. But suddenly and very often the DuckDuckgo ist overwritten via Bing. Why? What can I do to make my search Eingine Duckduckgo permanenz? I have no Addon for Bing? FF ist my standard Browser?

Asked by ram.saxena 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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firefox monitor

The firefox Monitor service seems like a nice feature checking for data breaches based on my email address. It would be nice if we could add additional email addresses to… (read more)

The firefox Monitor service seems like a nice feature checking for data breaches based on my email address. It would be nice if we could add additional email addresses to this scanner. For example I have my primary email address that is what I use for Firefox but I also have two other email addresses I frequently use for different purposes. It would be nice if the Firefox Monitor could scan all three of these addresses and send me a report.

Asked by ed.korsberg 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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History is missing

Hello. Firefox 84.0.1 on M1 Macbook Pro. History is set to Remember History, but Firefox doesn't show any history nor does it show any new sites visited. It does however … (read more)

Hello. Firefox 84.0.1 on M1 Macbook Pro. History is set to Remember History, but Firefox doesn't show any history nor does it show any new sites visited. It does however suggest sites when typing in the address bar, seemingly based on browsing history. Does anyone know how to reset the history so it is active and visible? tks

Asked by colin108 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago