Desktop browser doesn’t seem to recognize cookie settings

Hi! I have the Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I also use the Mozilla VPN. I’ve been trying to sign into my Firefox account for several weeks now and keep getting a… (read more)

Hi! I have the Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I also use the Mozilla VPN. I’ve been trying to sign into my Firefox account for several weeks now and keep getting a ‘Cookies and local storage are required’ error message. The problem is that cookies are already enabled. I have tried restarting, updating the browser, doing it with the VPN on and off, listing firefox as an exception, and everything else I can think of. I’m currently entering this on my phone, because the browser also won’t let me sign into my account on my laptop without enabling cookies and local storage.

Any suggestions? I keep getting stuck in a loop.

Asked by shutterbug92 1 day ago

Last reply by shutterbug92 1 day ago

Search window in starting page does not work?

When I try to search for something directly from the Firefox starting page I get no results but instead find myself transferred to the home page of the search engine. (Ec… (read more)

When I try to search for something directly from the Firefox starting page I get no results but instead find myself transferred to the home page of the search engine. (Ecosia)

Is this by design or an error?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by ola.harstrom 2 days ago

Last reply by ola.harstrom 1 day ago

History hijacked--who gave 'em the keys?

I appreciate that there is a ton of functional tools working well and that there are an equal number of problems backlogged, and I appreciate all the good hard work and t… (read more)

I appreciate that there is a ton of functional tools working well and that there are an equal number of problems backlogged, and I appreciate all the good hard work and the genuine help that is done. Having said that,

WHY IN THE HELL HAS MY HISTORY BEEN HIJACKED? I am forced to use fOOGLE fHROME by UNINTELLIGENT FORCES but I use FIREFOX FOR A HANDFUL OF IMPORTANT THINGS. I need to revisit a VERY IMPORTANT WEBSITE LAST VISITED a few months ago, which should be easily spotted but when I OPENED MY HISTORY AND CAN ONLY SEE MOUNTAINS OF fOOGLE GARBAGE.

I read that you guys went corporate, but I didn't think you would sell out to fOOGLE. You used to be the best. Now you are subservient to the worst. It's a damn shame; no wonder everyone is losing trust in Foxzilla.

Now I'm forced to waste this time (a second time, as I was stupid enough to click on Share Data below which wiped out my previously more polite comment/question).

Asked by yegongniu 1 day ago

"The connection was reset" on localhost for local React project (works in all other browsers)

Trying to load the page http://localhost:3000/ in Firefox shows an error message: "The connection was reset" The Browser Console shows no messages when trying to connect,… (read more)

Trying to load the page http://localhost:3000/ in Firefox shows an error message: "The connection was reset"

The Browser Console shows no messages when trying to connect, and the error appears instantly. The page loads fine on all other browsers.

I also tried installing Firefox Developer Edition (first run on machine, no extensions) and I see the same behavior.

Firefox 101.0.1 (64 bit) macOS 11.4

Asked by Marcelo Gheiler 2 days ago

Map Icons

The Historic Houses Association (www.historichouses.org) site has an option to show a map of interesting places. When I view this map in Firefox on Android or Windows 11… (read more)

The Historic Houses Association (www.historichouses.org) site has an option to show a map of interesting places. When I view this map in Firefox on Android or Windows 11, the icons show up correctly. For instance in the example map, next to Lincoln. In Android/Windows the icon shows a small castle in a drop pin while here in a Linux desktop it just shows a cross hatched box. The link to the web page still works. The roads in the Android/Windows versions correctly show A1, A46 etc. But here in Linux, you can just make out the road numbers behind the vertical hatching. Over a long period I have seen this has occur on a number of sites but I think that the maps are probably (cannot prove it) Mapbox/OpenStreetMap. But when I look at OpenStreeMap it self, the Road Numbers are fine and when I add a layer involving tags, they show as normal.

I know I could address this inquiry HHA but they will simply say 'they do not support Linux'. The site works in other environments so why not Linux? Also, as I have said, it has occurred on other sites in the past (though I must admit I cannot remember which ones and when - I tried a few while writing this support request) Is it likely that the web pages are being downloaded with a catalogue of Icons but this fails in the Linux version of Firefox? Would this account for the road numbers being corrupted as well?

The PC is running a fairly new (last 10 days) installation of Linux Manjaro with Mate desktop. However, this has been happening for some time (a couple of years) during which time, I have used Linux Mint, Debian and Manjaro, with Mate and Gnome desktops. Firefox is used as provided by Linux Manjaro, including Noscript and Adblocker - I have tried viewing this page with both disabled. The only changes I have made to Firefox settings is to enable 'when you open a link .... switch to it immediately', 'search for text when you start typing' and set 'browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab' to false.

I have put up with the problem because it only affects me, however I am about to load Linux Manjaro on to computers for other less computer literate/tolerant people who will be using similar maps. It would help them if I could get a fix.

Thanks for your time

Asked by clod 2 days ago

Last reply by clod 2 days ago

Mass Editing Bookmarks/Bookmark Manager

Hail all: Now, Firefox has a very, VERY simple Bookmark Manager, that basically only allows to add, remove, and single-bookmark edit. Now, I have for instance 6+K Youtube… (read more)

Hail all:

Now, Firefox has a very, VERY simple Bookmark Manager, that basically only allows to add, remove, and single-bookmark edit.

Now, I have for instance 6+K Youtube Links, which all, annoyingly, end with " - YouTube". I want to remove that idiocy, but to edit 6+K bookmarks, one by one?

Can you add a way to mass-edit bookmarks?

Also, can you add a "Explorer Tree Style" Bookmark manager, that shows all bookmarks in true Explorer style (As in:

All Bookmarks
--- Bookmarks Toolbar
--------- Folder 1
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------Bookmark 3
------------- ...
-------- Folder 2
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------  ...
--- Bookmarks Menu
--------- Folder 1
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------Bookmark 3
-------------  ...
-------- Folder 2
------------ SubFolder 1
-----------------Bookmark 1
-----------------Bookmark 2
-----------------  ...
------------ SubFolder 2
-----------------Bookmark 1
-----------------Bookmark 2
-----------------  ...
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------  ...
--- Other Bookmarks
--------- Folder 1
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------Bookmark 3
-------------  ...
-------- Folder 2
-------------Bookmark 1
-------------Bookmark 2
-------------  ...

(without the "-" 's of course, this was my way to represent the folder and "bookmark file" system in tree form), with an option to see doubles in their respective folder/subfolder, with the normal editing functions? Since ... that would ultimately be darn helpful? Especially when implemented DIRECTLY into Firefox, so no additional tools are needed (add-ons) since these never have what I actually need.

I have a 700+ Bookmarks backup file, which says all. Far too many bookmarks to sift through, manually, without decent tools, thus the need to do it "one at a time".

Thank you very much.

Xog.

Asked by Xogroroth 6 days ago

Last reply by Xogroroth 2 days ago

Message "Browser being managed by your organization" is new.

The message about the "Browser being managed by your organization" that shows up in Firefox settings, is new. I've been using Linux mint with Firefox for over a year on m… (read more)

The message about the "Browser being managed by your organization" that shows up in Firefox settings, is new. I've been using Linux mint with Firefox for over a year on my own personal laptop and this message just showed up in my Firefox settings kind of out of the blue.. Can it be related to version 100? I was just trying to do something online. totally unrelated to the Firefox settings, and now I've spent a considerable amount of time trying to get rid of this policy. I tried to set the AppUpdate policy to true, but it still will not allow me to check for updates in the settings, or if I go under help, about. I do not use the laptop often, so this is the first time I've been unable to check for updates, and I would prefer not to have an enterprise security policy running on my personal laptop. I do not know how it came to be on the laptop but any help removing, or resetting the controls would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by artlawrence 3 days ago

Last reply by artlawrence 2 days ago

Firefox thinks that I'm a developer and force me to enable 2FA.

Hi, signing in to addons.mozilla.org always prompts me to enable 2FA, and there is no way to progress without doing so. I've disabled 2FA because I need it that way, but… (read more)

Hi, signing in to addons.mozilla.org always prompts me to enable 2FA, and there is no way to progress without doing so.

I've disabled 2FA because I need it that way, but Firefox force me to enable it.

I'm NOT a developer. How do I fix that?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Stroke 3 days ago

Last reply by Stroke 2 days ago

"Recommended by Pocket" won't stay toggled off when I restart Firefox.

I use Firefox on both my Windows10 and Pop!_OS desktop (I dual boot). On my Windows install, every time I boot Windows, I have to toggle off "Recommended by Pocket" on th… (read more)

I use Firefox on both my Windows10 and Pop!_OS desktop (I dual boot). On my Windows install, every time I boot Windows, I have to toggle off "Recommended by Pocket" on the new tab page. It does not stay toggled off on its own when I next boot Windows. I always completely shut my computer down.

Asked by amketch 3 days ago

Last reply by amketch 2 days ago

Why saved logins got removed after some years??

Hi fellows. I'm using Firefox accounts for long time, to be specific from Created ⁨6/26/2015⁩ as my Firefox account page says at password field, And lately starts to noti… (read more)

Hi fellows.

I'm using Firefox accounts for long time, to be specific from Created ⁨6/26/2015⁩ as my Firefox account page says at password field, And lately starts to notice that a lot of saved logins and some history are missing. I have checked when oldest Last Modified item, it appears to be from Last modified: October 5, 2018 So, there is at least 3 years of lost data. Is it something normal!! Or its because i have a limited saving i guess. Or apparently logins and history older than 5 years are removed!? Please i want more details about these things, if as i guessed that 5 years old data will be removed, i have to save them in another sources. it maybe an issue in my PC i can fix and get these old data.

Really thank you and appreciate your time. Thank you.

Asked by bnj52573 2 weeks ago

Last reply by bnj52573 2 days ago

SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_CRITICAL_EXTENSION

I am getting the error SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_CRITICAL_EXTENSION on every page i open. I have looked around and tried to fix it using similar error messages but nothing has wo… (read more)

I am getting the error SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_CRITICAL_EXTENSION on every page i open. I have looked around and tried to fix it using similar error messages but nothing has worked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but nothing has worked.

Can anyone help me as there is nothing online that i can find that will fix this.

Asked by colbarron 1 week ago

Last reply by colbarron 3 days ago

Can Sync end up out of sync?

I have a spare computer I don't use frequently, but which has a synced Firefox installation on it. I am concerned that as I add and remove bookmarks, it will get further … (read more)

I have a spare computer I don't use frequently, but which has a synced Firefox installation on it.

I am concerned that as I add and remove bookmarks, it will get further behind and, when it is reconnected, will cause deleted bookmarks to reappear or new bookmarks to disappear. Alternately I'm concerned that the change queue might exceed some size and cause sync to generally fail across my devices. My tablet got "stuck in the past" once and couldn't send or receive new bookmarks despite Sync seemingly working and connected, so I'm worried that perhaps that's what happened already.

On the other hand, if I were to remove that device from Sync, what happens if I were to add it back to Sync?

...If I deleted its bookmarks during or after disconnecting it? I feel like this might cause the bookmarks on my other devices to get deleted too.

...If I don't delete its bookmarks? I feel like this might cause any bookmarks I deleted in the interim to reappear.

Also, is there a maximum size to Sync? I have several thousand bookmarks.

Asked by CallMeSteve 3 days ago

Page displayed upon reopening Firefox

I have a habit of keeping a number of pages open to return to under iPhone iOS Firefox. I also generally keep one “current” page open, usually a DuckDuckGo search page, w… (read more)

I have a habit of keeping a number of pages open to return to under iPhone iOS Firefox. I also generally keep one “current” page open, usually a DuckDuckGo search page, when I close the app, expecting it to come up again immediately when I reopen it. For the past couple of weeks however, reopening Firefox blasts me about 10 miles up into one of my “saved” pages, instead of my “current” one. Why? Why won’t Firefox remember my current page after years of doing so just fine?

Asked by pqritter 3 days ago

Partial crash recovery of Firefox Windows and tabs

I had a partial crash of Firefox browser where some windows with multiple tabs closed. I believe it was caused by my processor overheating. After correcting my processo… (read more)

I had a partial crash of Firefox browser where some windows with multiple tabs closed. I believe it was caused by my processor overheating. After correcting my processor overheating issue and restarting, the remaining windows that were open before the reboot restored as the previous session but the windows and tabs that crashed did not recover. Would those be backed up anywhere?

Asked by maier.orders 3 days ago

Firefox Browser

It is so annoying that when I open Firefox and type in what I am looking for that my typing goes right to the upper Top of the Page. I have tried to fix this problem but … (read more)

It is so annoying that when I open Firefox and type in what I am looking for that my typing goes right to the upper Top of the Page. I have tried to fix this problem but cannot seem to fix it. I want my typing to stay in the middle of the page, but my typing goes right to address bar. I started using Flashpeak, Slimjet browser for this reason. I just cannot get use to what Firefox has done with its browser. Firefox needs to fix this problem, a lot of us do not like it.

Asked by datapoint70 3 days ago

Last reply by datapoint70 3 days ago

Configure close button for tabs in macOS at the left like Safari web browser

In macOS close buttons are located always at left side. Is there an option to move or change close button to the left? Instead of having it to the right like in windows. … (read more)

In macOS close buttons are located always at left side. Is there an option to move or change close button to the left? Instead of having it to the right like in windows.

Asked by cagoscra 3 days ago

color in background changed to black when I signed in and I don't understand the computer terms

Before I signed in, the background color turned to black. I tried to fix the problem by restarting the computer but I don't see the two icons I usually have in the right… (read more)

Before I signed in, the background color turned to black. I tried to fix the problem by restarting the computer but I don't see the two icons I usually have in the right corner. The computer says hello and it goes to the start page. I need help. Thank you for your assistance.

Asked by mrhlily1920 3 days ago

How do I make Firefox forget my primary password after suspend/lock

Hi, As it is, Firefox remember the primary password as long as the software is open and the computer not shut down. This is a very serious security risk! Firefox should f… (read more)

Hi, As it is, Firefox remember the primary password as long as the software is open and the computer not shut down. This is a very serious security risk! Firefox should forget the primary password after a certain period of time, even when running continuously. At least Firefox should forget the password after the session is suspended or locked. Could you please add this feature in your next release. Sincerely, -- Pierre

Asked by pablanche.az 5 days ago

Last reply by pablanche.az 3 days ago