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How to stop Firefox from making automatic requests on startup

Every time I start Firefox with a new profile, despite trying in several ways to make this not happen, Firefox automatically makes a series of requests to URL's and will … (read more)

Every time I start Firefox with a new profile, despite trying in several ways to make this not happen, Firefox automatically makes a series of requests to URL's and will retry them repeatedly when those requests fail.

``` GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 POST https://shavar.services.mozilla.com/downloads?client=Firefox&appver=60.2&pver=2.2 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 GET https://search.services.mozilla.com/1/firefox/60.2.2/default/en-US/AU/default/default/nov17-1 POST https://shavar.services.mozilla.com/downloads?client=Firefox&appver=60.2&pver=2.2 ... (and so on) ```

I am trying to make this not happen. I'm ideally looking for a setup where Firefox will make no requests at all without me explicitly telling it to but just eliminating the two requests above would be a great start!

Here's what I've tried so far:

1. Uncheck "Provide search suggestions" in `about:preferences#search`

2. I've followed these instructions --- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections

2. Here are a combination of select settings from my `user.js` preferences file that I put in to place before opening Firefox in my attempts to stop this. Some of these may or may not be relevant but I'm including them so you have some idea what I've tried: ``` user_pref("app.update.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.tabs.crashReporting.sendReport", false); user_pref("browser.crashReports.unsubmittedCheck.enabled", false) user_pref("browser.search.update", false); user_pref("browser.search.suggest.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.systemAddon.update.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.update.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.enabled", false); user_pref('browser.search.geoSpecificDefaults.url', ); user_pref('media.gmp-manager.url', ); user_pref('browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.updateURL', ); user_pref('browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.gethashURL', ) user_pref('browser.search.cohort', ); user_pref("services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.urlbar.suggest.searches", false); ``` Any ideas?

Asked by unverified_contact 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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HI, Last two days I have face problem for calling facebook sharing window it is thirdparty call so pls allow call in firefox browser other browser it is working

I have give Facebook third-party call on client page but currently it is not working on Firefox it shows the "X-Frame-Options" issue please solve it.

Asked by mark27henry 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

I use two Firefox browsers

I get that I need to have certain addons only for the developer Version, but I've been having difficulty keeping up with what I need for one and ones that meet my specifi… (read more)

I get that I need to have certain addons only for the developer Version, but I've been having difficulty keeping up with what I need for one and ones that meet my specific needs otherwise. I can only type using one finger at a time due to my autism causing poor coordination. I've been having trouble keeping my gmail synced up in places and it's the mail one I use. But I can't sync my password to different devices as it always asks for a password I haven't used before. I am happy to keep the addons proper on the developer version, and not use it for anything until I ca get it set up without having to re-sync everything. Do you have a suggestion for limited motor ability?

Asked by Stormkynd 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

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A device began syncing with the devices connected to your Firefox account

I received a stunningly unhelpful email today (image attached) which is completely pointless unless I *was* the person syncing a new copy of Firefox on another laptop. I… (read more)

I received a stunningly unhelpful email today (image attached) which is completely pointless unless I *was* the person syncing a new copy of Firefox on another laptop. If this wasn't me, how do I know? What device? What location? What exact time? And if I had any questions - as in 'this wasn't me - what do I do now?' where's the email address / what forum do I raise this in?

It's a bad email because 1) the grammar is awful - why not just say "a new device began syncing with your Firefox Account" 2) it should include an "if this wasn't you, please go to... and change your password now" comment.

Thanks for a cool browsing experience, but please fix this email!

Gaz

Asked by gazumped 4 years ago

Last reply by gazumped 4 years ago

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Firefox (Windows 7) cannot play some mp4 videos

Firefox 42 for Windows 7 cannot play some mp4 videos, for example: http://www.miejsca.com/video/camino.mp4 (either opening directly or embedded in a webpage) Firefox disp… (read more)

Firefox 42 for Windows 7 cannot play some mp4 videos, for example: http://www.miejsca.com/video/camino.mp4 (either opening directly or embedded in a webpage) Firefox displays the error message: Video can't be played because the file is corrupt. Tested on different machines. The video is encoded in H264 and AAC, it works under Chrome and Firefox for Linux.

(The option "media.windows-media-foundation.enabled" is no longer available in about:config),

Asked by Krzqchu 4 years ago

Last reply by ellaryk 4 years ago

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Will Firefox include a built-in VPN?

Hey all, The Developer version of Opera now includes a free and unlimited built-in VPN. I have clung to Firefox for years because of its features and open-source nature b… (read more)

Hey all, The Developer version of Opera now includes a free and unlimited built-in VPN. I have clung to Firefox for years because of its features and open-source nature but Opera is now making a very good case to switch as a VPN seems a very important addition to a browser. Are there any knows plans for Firefox to develop a similar feature in the coming releases? So far, no add-on has really convinced me of its reliability in this matter. Best, Lou

Asked by loudrou 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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Opening link flashes then off

Link window does not stay on screen. Click on link (ex: to listen to radio stream) a small player window appears then flashes off. So, how to get the small window to s… (read more)

Link window does not stay on screen. Click on link (ex: to listen to radio stream) a small player window appears then flashes off. So, how to get the small window to stay on screen?

Asked by metaguy 3 years ago

Last reply by metaguy 3 years ago

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FireFox continues to block Google Gmail. I have updated, uninstalled and reinstalled but remains the same.

I can access all Google's web pages, apps and functions except for Gmail (see security notice below). This only occurs on FireFox which is my preferred browser. Mozilla… (read more)

I can access all Google's web pages, apps and functions except for Gmail (see security notice below). This only occurs on FireFox which is my preferred browser. Mozilla is not accepting the electronic security certificate from 'mail.google.com'. Also, 'mail.google.com' has NOT configured their website improperly as the security message below has stated.

I have added the website to exceptions under 'Advanced" settings, updated the software, uninstalled and reinstalled, but the problem remains. Should this continue, I will be forced to stop using FireFox all together.

Security Notice: "The owner of mail.google.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox may only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate."

Asked by njohnson5226 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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need someone to remotely fix some problems. been user for years but not savy enough to correct problems. i think i know what needs doing but don't know how.

I need to get someone to remotely correct my fixes. long-time user and supporter. i am older and can't understand all instructions. Have used the fox for years since XP… (read more)

I need to get someone to remotely correct my fixes. long-time user and supporter. i am older and can't understand all instructions.

Have used the fox for years since XP days. About year and half ago old computer died and I got an HP laptop and had it loaded.

I don't have or want facebook,twitter etc. Don't use to play games.

Firefox was working perfectly for a few months and then something happened and had to get someone to reload. the person who fixed it loaded stuff like AVG which gives blocking messages all the time and sometime it takes 5-20 minutes to get them all cleared before i can log on.

Before all problems seems all i ever had was priform and was never hacked that i know of.

I am having some sites say "script not working and ask to stop continue or debug"; also some audio will stop and layout is not the same on home page as when i got <help>

Now i have windows 10 and don't know what to do. I want my old firefox back. I use or want chrome,google etc.

Would pay to have someone who knows how to get my firefox back'

Asked by wilson88x 3 years ago

Last reply by wilson88x 3 years ago

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can a mozilla account be accidentally replaced?

okay in jan 2016 i made a mozilla act so save my MANY book marks across all my devices it worked through all new devices and old. today i discovered my laptop needed to b… (read more)

okay in jan 2016 i made a mozilla act so save my MANY book marks across all my devices it worked through all new devices and old. today i discovered my laptop needed to be reset so i had to re download mozilla and when i went to sign in i typed in my standard email and password and hit enter without looking really when i hit enter the wheel was spinning and i had typed in to create a new account i quickly hit sign in to account but before that could load i got click to confirm sign in...... now i know its the same email and such but...........everything is GONE which is panicking me i didnt think about backing up my book marks which i use to do regularly but my life is crazy atm and i just need my bookmarks basically my mozilla back to how it was prior to reset..please help

Asked by snyder9812 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Bing and plastic umbrella are trying to override the Firefox browser and I don't know how to block them

Plasticumbrella overrode the browser when an Application update came up which I thought was for my computer applications (Mac) so I deleted it in preferences and re-insta… (read more)

Plasticumbrella overrode the browser when an Application update came up which I thought was for my computer applications (Mac) so I deleted it in preferences and re-instated Firefox and rebooted but then Bing somehow took over?

Asked by WenH 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Runtime Error. An application error occurred on the server.

I KEEP GETTING THESE ERRORS. DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX, ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS. Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred … (read more)

I KEEP GETTING THESE ERRORS. DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX, ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS.

Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error

Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".


<configuration>

   <system.web>
       <customErrors mode="Off"/>
   </system.web>

</configuration>


Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.


<configuration>

   <system.web>
       <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
   </system.web>

</configuration>

ALSO GETTING THESE ERRORS:

Server Error in '/' Application. The wait operation timed out Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The wait operation timed out

Source Error:

The source code that generated this unhandled exception can only be shown when compiled in debug mode. To enable this, please follow one of the below steps, then request the URL:

1. Add a "Debug=true" directive at the top of the file that generated the error. Example:

 <%@ Page Language="C#" Debug="true" %>

or:

2) Add the following section to the configuration file of your application:

<configuration>

  <system.web>
      <compilation debug="true"/>
  </system.web>

</configuration>

Note that this second technique will cause all files within a given application to be compiled in debug mode. The first technique will cause only that particular file to be compiled in debug mode.

Important: Running applications in debug mode does incur a memory/performance overhead. You should make sure that an application has debugging disabled before deploying into production scenario.

Asked by unclelouie 3 years ago

Last reply by unclelouie 3 years ago

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I would like to run Firefox with a custom user, which files/folders need read/write permissions?

I'm using Debian based distributions. I would like to run Firefox under a different user than mine, i want to know which files or folder needs permission to write, read o… (read more)

I'm using Debian based distributions. I would like to run Firefox under a different user than mine, i want to know which files or folder needs permission to write, read or execute, or if there is any other configuration that I might be missing.

Asked by fede125 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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53.0.3 just installed itself and Primo pdf is now not working.

details are the same.... 53.0.3 just installed itself when I rebooted my machine. [I didn't want to update but I didn't get the choice...again] and now I need to conver… (read more)

details are the same.... 53.0.3 just installed itself when I rebooted my machine. [I didn't want to update but I didn't get the choice...again] and now I need to convert a Word doc to pdf and Primo pretends to format the doc for about 1/2 second and then nothing.... the settings on Primo are fine and it was working before the restart. But I get no conversion or auto start to Acrobat Reader AND no new pdf... So incredibly frustrating - full workload today & no way to produce docs to send to clients....

Asked by KarineR 3 years ago

Last reply by KarineR 3 years ago

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All drag operations crash Firefox and Thunderbird on ubuntu with nvidia card

All drag operations ( moving a book mark to the tool bar, moving E-mails to other folders, ...) crashes both Firefox and Thunderbird. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with an N… (read more)

All drag operations ( moving a book mark to the tool bar, moving E-mails to other folders, ...) crashes both Firefox and Thunderbird. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with an NVidia card (Linux 4.4.0-78-generic #99-Ubuntu SMP and Nvidia-375 375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) Firefox 53.0.3 (64-bit) canonical - 1.0 & Thunderbird 52.1.1 (64-bit)

FIREFOX


AbortMessage: ###!!! ABORT: Request 141.8: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter); 3 requests ago: file /build/firefox-IKSm1A/firefox-53.0.3+build1/toolkit/xre/nsX11ErrorHandler.cpp, line 147

Notes: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) OpenGL: NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GTX 690/PCIe/SSE2 -- 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.39 -- texture_from_pixmap

WebGL? libGL.so.1? libGL.so.1+ GL Context? GL Context+ WebGL+ Request 141.8: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter); 3 requests agoxpcom_runtime_abort(###!!! ABORT: Request 141.8: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter); 3

THUNDER BIRD


AbortMessage: ###!!! ABORT: Request 141.8: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter); 3 requests ago: file /build/thunderbird-xaCaoA/thunderbird-52.1.1+build1/mozilla/toolkit/xre/nsX11ErrorHandler.cpp, line 147

Notes: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTSFP(D00-L1100-W00000000-T0000) OpenGL: NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GTX 690/PCIe/SSE2 -- 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.39 -- texture_from_pixmap

Request 141.8: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter); 3 requests agoxpcom_runtime_abort(###!!! ABORT: Request 141.8: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter); 3 requests ago: file /build/thunderbird-xaCaoA/thunderbird-52.1.1+build1/mozilla/toolkit/xre/nsX11ErrorHandler.cpp, line 147)

Asked by SteveVA 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Why do I get many full screen Download Update with different url addresses of sender??? I have deleted them cause I believe they are not real

I have chosen not to download since I believe it is an unauthorized request to update. The firefox emblem takes u the entire screen with a place to click for a download.… (read more)

I have chosen not to download since I believe it is an unauthorized request to update. The firefox emblem takes u the entire screen with a place to click for a download. It happens at lease weekly and I just delete it since the senders is always a different name.

Asked by Firefox888j8 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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when i open another program igt too screen and cant get rid of thee other one.

when i open Firefox and go to do my banking the home screen stays there and the bank is screen is on the side and cant open it to full screen it was alright before it jus… (read more)

when i open Firefox and go to do my banking the home screen stays there and the bank is screen is on the side and cant open it to full screen it was alright before it just started doing it. how do i fix it please.mean i have to use internet explorer and that's shit excuse the languish.i need my Firefox.i am naked without it.a bit of hummer.there other wise going insane trying to fix it.hope you can help.

Asked by greenjade 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago