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Firefox suggest ignoring settings

I have search separated from the url bar, and I have Firefox Suggest configured to only use history for tab completion. I've noticed a couple problems. Search is bein… (read more)

I have search separated from the url bar, and I have Firefox Suggest configured to only use history for tab completion. I've noticed a couple problems.

  • Search is being prioritized over options in my history. I have the separate search box, if I wanted to search I would use it. If I type a single character I want the most common result from my history to be the result of hitting tab.
  • I've noticed recently that I'm getting sponsored results even though I have them disabled. It's somewhat inconsistent, and I've only noticed it in one of my profiles. Specifically I am used to "w <tab>" taking me to weather.gov but I'm getting sponsored results for AccuWeather. I clicked the "feedback -> not interested" button but this is concerning that Firefox is ignoring preferences and there's a pattern of sending data to Google and AccuWeather despite me configuring the browser not to.

Asked by Luke Schlather 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Mysterious pinned tabs keep appearing in my browser (for random somewhat spammy-looking websites). How can I stop them?

I've been noticing for the last month that after a few hours in a browser window, I'll suddenly have a pinned tab for some random website. Some for promotional things, ot… (read more)

I've been noticing for the last month that after a few hours in a browser window, I'll suddenly have a pinned tab for some random website. Some for promotional things, others in languages I don't understand, etc. At first I downloaded a webpage blocker, blocked the ones that were pinned, and deleted the tabs. However, after a short while (an hour or two) they would appear again in pinned tabs only this time it would say website blocked.

I uninstalled and reinstalled firefox in hopes that would solve the issue, but it is still happening. I unpin the tabs and delete them immediately after I notice them, but they keep appearing. I really like using Firefox and use it often for work, but I'm concerned for my personal and work security. What should I do?

Asked by estina 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

pop-up blockers

I am told to disable pop-up blockers in order to have a payment verified. I do not know what pop-up blockers are, I do not know where they are. When I go to Settings and… (read more)

I am told to disable pop-up blockers in order to have a payment verified. I do not know what pop-up blockers are, I do not know where they are. When I go to Settings and search for pop-up blockers, I am told "Sorry! There are no results in Settings for "pop-up blockers"; and instructed to visit Firefox Support. I have been sent on this circular quest three times now. Please help me.

Asked by hhonorr0421 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Browsing

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to app. You are attempting to import a cert with the same issuer/serial as an existing cert, but that is … (read more)

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to app. You are attempting to import a cert with the same issuer/serial as an existing cert, but that is not the same cert.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_REUSED_ISSUER_AND_SERIAL

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


Mozilla's issue, as the Chrome is working perfect.


Certificate Dropa Sep 20, 2023, 8:55:35 AM

You don't indicate what or where this certificate is coming from for any forum user to know what is happening or why it's not being recognized by the browser.

Asked by goranbzg 2 months ago

Last reply by mark508 1 week ago

Ledger compatibility

My Ledger is having a problem linking to MetaMask in Firefox. This happened to me a couple months ago and I followed the steps in the MetaMask support article about this … (read more)

My Ledger is having a problem linking to MetaMask in Firefox. This happened to me a couple months ago and I followed the steps in the MetaMask support article about this very problem. I got it to work right away at that time by going to "about:config" and setting u2f to "true." I followed those same instructions again today to no success. I also updated to the current firmware on my Ledger device. I've restarted Firefox, my Ledger, and my computer in every order I can think of and nothing has changed. I've changed u2f to "false" then restarted and then back to "true" and restarted and nothing changed. I'm out of things to try so I'm messaging in hopes of finding a solution. Thanks.

Asked by matt.romy 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Two Factor Authentication Using Twilio Authy

Frustrating experience trying to use Twilio Authy. Whenever I first installed it on my iPhone I was using Password1 and that is the only record it shows, with no obvious… (read more)

Frustrating experience trying to use Twilio Authy. Whenever I first installed it on my iPhone I was using Password1 and that is the only record it shows, with no obvious way to delete that entry now that I have dumped Password1 in favor of Bitwarden. Plus when trying to install on Linux Mint desktop it first wanted me to use Snap package but Mint uses Flatpak. Got it installed using default software manager in Mint, then when I wanted to authenticate it sent code to phone, but phone said already registered so no way to authenticate desktop version. Forget it ... I use my Yubikey for all my other 2FA and it works slicker-n-snot this Twilio thing is too much hassle comparatively. When Mozilla adds some other 2FA choices THEN I can use 2FA with FF, not this app. Ugh.

Asked by W7DAH 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

Received 'Secure Connection Failed' when communicating with JetBlue.com via Firefox web browser.

Received SSL error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_MALFORMED_HANDSHAKE when attempting to communicate with JetBlue.com. JetBlue claims issue is with Firefox on my computer. When I g… (read more)

Received SSL error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_MALFORMED_HANDSHAKE when attempting to communicate with JetBlue.com. JetBlue claims issue is with Firefox on my computer. When I go thru Google Chrome, I can communicate successfully with JetBlue with no error issues. I tried using your self-help screens, but find them of no benefit in resolving my problem. Regards, Richard.

Asked by racygul 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Google won't let me log in to my Google account when using Firefox.

I'm running Mac OS 12.6.6 and Firefox 114.0.1. When I try to log into my Google account, I get the message, "This browser or app may not be secure." I'm running the curre… (read more)

I'm running Mac OS 12.6.6 and Firefox 114.0.1. When I try to log into my Google account, I get the message, "This browser or app may not be secure." I'm running the current version. Javascript is enabled. I've cleared my caches and data. I can log in to Google on other browsers, such as Safari. • This happened after I set up my browser to use Bing Chat, which required that I clear my cache and data.

Asked by robert.rubin 5 months ago

Last reply by sedstrom79 3 months ago

Disable Password Autofill

How do I disable autofill for websites when I have maintenance done on the computer. I am concerned that the feature provides access to banks, credit cards, etc, to the … (read more)

How do I disable autofill for websites when I have maintenance done on the computer. I am concerned that the feature provides access to banks, credit cards, etc, to the technician.

Thanks Jim C

Asked by jimcoyne3000 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

changing autofill of email address

I wish to change the autofill of the email address when I log in to my yahoo email account . I think I need to get onto the ' Menu Panel ' but I don't know how to do this… (read more)

I wish to change the autofill of the email address when I log in to my yahoo email account . I think I need to get onto the ' Menu Panel ' but I don't know how to do this . Thanks

Asked by Sopwith 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

migrating browser data to new laptop

More than four years ago I created a mozzilla account on my work laptop, in hope of easier migration, syncing between devices, and similar promises. I signed into the acc… (read more)

More than four years ago I created a mozzilla account on my work laptop, in hope of easier migration, syncing between devices, and similar promises. I signed into the account, and have been happily using Firefox ever since, with that 1 time login, thanks for that.

Recently I got a new work laptop and I wanted to use syncing, but I unfortunately had to realise that I do not remember the password I gave 4 years ago (since I was never once prompted to provide it again). So I tried to reset my password. Up until this point I was never warned, that one e-mail account provided would not be enough for password resets.

I tried providing a secondary e-mail address, but that doesn't give me a password reset option. I also tried activating 2fa according to the tutorial, with two different apps (authy and google authenticator) but the browser always says invalid key, so I failed activating 2fa. I tried password reset, but it says I will lose all the data, I would like to sync, so that is not a reasonable option... I tried to manually migrate my profile over to the new laptop, by replacing "Profiles" folder contents on the new laptop, but that just makes Firefox unable to start even.

So I am at my wits end, and begging for help. Looked at reddit posts on how to get browse data to new pc and official support faq-s but I do not see a solution.

I am still signed in, on the old work laptop, that is where I'm writing this plea for help from.

I would really love to recover my account and sync it to the new device.

After typing it out I realize how "social engineeringy/hacky" this message sounds. But I'm willing to prove my identity, by any means necessary, and the account mail address is my name (that is also on my national id card).

Please help me, or advise me how to proceed and reset my password without losing all my data.

yours truly Ferenc Patai

Asked by ferenc.patai 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Mozilla firefox not allowing me to login to office365

Hello All, I am having issues with my firefox on one of my PC'S going to my office365 online portal for one of my emails. On this PC I am no longer able to authenticate m… (read more)

Hello All, I am having issues with my firefox on one of my PC'S going to my office365 online portal for one of my emails. On this PC I am no longer able to authenticate my office 365 account in Firefox. Each time it asks me to login, it tries but then gets stuck going to the and ultimately says

"Microsoft Pick an account "We couldn't sign you in. Please try again."

support virtualbestteam.com support@virtualbestteam.com Signed in

Use another account Terms of use Privacy & cookies ..."

It seems to be the url https://portal.microsoftonline.com/landing when it gets hung up.

I have tried different security settings and clearing cookies, refreshing Firefox, etc. and no success. By on other PC's I can use the way it works on this PC in edge FYI. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance. Chris Ford softwarereality@gmail.com

Asked by softwarereality 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

all saved passwords and log in details missing after update to version 114.0.1

after Firefox updated all saved passwords and log ins are missing. I have checked and I only have one profile available. At a loss as to what to do to fix the problem. He… (read more)

after Firefox updated all saved passwords and log ins are missing. I have checked and I only have one profile available. At a loss as to what to do to fix the problem. Help would be very gratefully received.

Patrick

Asked by office458 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Primary password

I forgot my primary password, and then remembered it (I think correctly). But now when I enter it it isn't accepted. The primary password screen is now appearing everyw… (read more)

I forgot my primary password, and then remembered it (I think correctly). But now when I enter it it isn't accepted. The primary password screen is now appearing everywhere, not just on sites needing passwords, and now I'm getting notification of my firefox account being blocked (although when I entered the password I seemed to get in ok). I'm in the process of moving house (probably the stress caused my password amnesia!), and can't cope with not being able to get stored passwords. I understand all will be deleted if I cancel the primary password. Is there no way round this? I know it's my fault but please can you help? Diane Jones

Asked by Diane Jones 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago