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Centrally manage Popup Blocker Whitelist

Basically I have a couple of websites I need to whitelist for the popup blocker on several computers including a Terminal Server. I can't seem to find a good way of doin… (read more)

Basically I have a couple of websites I need to whitelist for the popup blocker on several computers including a Terminal Server. I can't seem to find a good way of doing this because the settings are not registry based so a GPO won't work. Now the key is to be able to modify this not only for new users but existing users as well. I really would not want to have to log into each user's account and configure this so if it's as simple as modifying a preferences file and copying that everywhere I'm ok with that.

Asked by jwhitlock 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Is there a setting in FireFox that prevents Generic USB Card Swipers from working?

Clients of mine are having issues with this. I tested their card readers in NotePad to ensure they are functioning correctly which they are, and they even work in a diff… (read more)

Clients of mine are having issues with this. I tested their card readers in NotePad to ensure they are functioning correctly which they are, and they even work in a different browser like Chrome. The problem is the software I have works best with FireFox but the clients need to be able to swipe credit cards and it looks like the problem is between the card reader and browser. Help!

Asked by kskyleschwab 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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How to prevent old UserProfile settings overrule the locked down mozilla.cfg

I've a locked down deployment of Firefox v.42. which works great. I use the method of the mozilla.cfg and the local-settings.js. The user can't change the settings which… (read more)

I've a locked down deployment of Firefox v.42. which works great. I use the method of the mozilla.cfg and the local-settings.js. The user can't change the settings which I specify.

But when a user has an old "Mozilla" folder in their user profile these settings overrule. I can't find an answer how I can prevent this.

With other words, I don't want the Firefox settings in the user profile to be loaded. (Because I am virtualizing FF for a point solution).

Asked by alpejan 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to change the default search provider through prefs.fs file?

Hello! I am making an application in c#. This application have to change the default search provider. I tried to edit the file prefs.js. See it: user_pref("browser.search… (read more)

Hello!

I am making an application in c#. This application have to change the default search provider. I tried to edit the file prefs.js. See it:

user_pref("browser.search.defaultenginename", "Doudol");

user_pref("browser.search.defaulturl", "http://doudol.com/index.php?q={searchTerms}");

But did work. Anybody have Any ideia?

Asked by pcris21 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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there was an error downloading

I cannot add any add-ons. I always get the error message: "firefox cannot modify the needed file" or "there was an error downloading..." Suse Leap 42.1, 64-bit, As root,… (read more)

I cannot add any add-ons. I always get the error message: "firefox cannot modify the needed file" or "there was an error downloading..."

Suse Leap 42.1, 64-bit, As root, I destroyed all traces of files/dirs matching /firefox|mozilla/i

Adding with YAST does not work. Downloading the RPM and it's prerequisite, installing as root creates the same error listed above: -rw-r--r-- 1 brianp users 44815404 Dec 24 11:03 MozillaFirefox-43.0-6.1.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 brianp users 15282 Dec 24 11:36 MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-40-5.1.x86_64.rpm

YAST: yast add software: firefox MozillaFirefox 43.0-6.1 and MF-branding-openSuse 40-5.1 install.log: Downloading MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE (download size 15 KiB) Downloading MozillaFirefox (download size 42.74 MiB) Installing MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-40-5.1.x86_64.rpm (installed size 21 KiB) Installing MozillaFirefox-43.0-6.1.x86_64.rpm (installed size 99.07 MiB) Downloading MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE (download size 15 KiB) Downloading MozillaFirefox (download size 42.74 MiB) Installing MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-40-5.1.x86_64.rpm (installed size 21 KiB) Installing MozillaFirefox-43.0-6.1.x86_64.rpm (installed size 99.07 MiB)

kde ap menu -> find firefox -> firefox, contents=desktop config; location=/usr/share/applications, size=528b

/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop << contents Desktop Entry] Categories=Network;WebBrowser;GTK; Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Firefox GenericName=Web Browser Comment=Web Browser TryExec=firefox Exec=firefox %u Icon=firefox Terminal=false StartupNotify=true MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;application/x-xpinstall;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp; Type=Application

Actions=PrivateBrowsing;

[Desktop Action PrivateBrowsing] Name=New Private Browsing Window Exec=firefox --private-window %u


raptor:/usr/lib64 # which firefox /usr/bin/firefox

raptor:/usr/lib64 # ll /usr/bin/firefox lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Dec 24 13:23 /usr/bin/firefox -> ../lib64/firefox/firefox.sh raptor:/usr/lib64 # updatedb raptor:/usr/lib64 # locate firefox.sh /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox.sh


MOZ_DIST_BIN="/usr" MOZ_DIST_LIB="/usr/lib64/firefox" MOZ_APPNAME="firefox" MOZ_PROGRAM="$MOZ_DIST_LIB/$MOZ_APPNAME"

brianp@raptor:~/download> file /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 3.0.0, BuildID[sha1]=81f73d14c2b27cded4d82f4d99c8c6bfcd54d06f, stripped

raptor:/usr/lib64 # ps -elf | grep -i firefo 0 S brianp 14641 1547 1 80 0 - 359830 - 12:59 ? 00:01:03 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox 1 Z brianp 14671 14641 0 80 0 - 0 exit 12:59 ? 00:00:00 [firefox] <defunct> 1 S root 21939 1 0 80 0 - 43561 - 13:43 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gvim /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop 1 S root 22172 1 0 80 0 - 43574 - 13:47 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gvim /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox.sh 0 S root 22397 2880 0 80 0 - 2312 pipe_w 13:55 pts/2 00:00:00 grep --color=auto -i firefo

Why does the firefox launch process leave a ZOMBIE behind: [firefox] <defunct>? << Beware! Undead FFox lurking!!!

The /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox binary is running under my UID. All of the ff files are owned by root. Is this the problem?

I installed VLC.

libvlc-qt-devel - Include Files and Libraries Mandatory for Development

/usr/include/vlc-qt /usr/include/vlc-qt/Audio.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Common.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Config.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/ControlAudio.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/ControlVideo.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Enums.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Error.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Instance.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Media.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/MediaList.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/MediaListPlayer.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/MediaPlayer.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/MetaManager.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/QmlVideoObject.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/QmlVideoPlayer.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/SharedExportCore.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/SharedExportQml.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/SharedExportWidgets.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Stats.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/Video.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/VideoDelegate.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/VideoFrame.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/VideoMemoryStream.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/WidgetSeek.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/WidgetVideo.h /usr/include/vlc-qt/WidgetVolumeSlider.h /usr/lib64/libvlc-qt-qml.so /usr/lib64/libvlc-qt-widgets.so /usr/lib64/libvlc-qt.so /usr/lib64/pkgconfig/libvlc-qt-qml.pc /usr/lib64/pkgconfig/libvlc-qt-widgets.pc /usr/lib64/pkgconfig/libvlc-qt.pc

33 files total

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Which files can't be written? Is there an error log with specific filenames/directories, error codes? locate irefox | grep -i log << ZERO FILES? Not a single log file????

" zip.vim version v27 " Browsing zipfile /var/tmp/kdecache-brianp/krun/23558_0_troubleshooter-1.1a-fx.xpi " Select a file with cursor and press ENTER

META-INF/mozilla.rsa bootstrap.js chrome.manifest content/logger.jsm install.rdf content/whitelistedDOMAPI.jsm content/ content/Troubleshoot.jsm META-INF/manifest.mf META-INF/mozilla.sfv


raptor:/usr/lib64 # locate install.rdf /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}/install.rdf /usr/lib64/thunderbird/distribution/extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}/install.rdf /usr/lib64/thunderbird/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}/install.rdf

raptor:/usr/lib64 # cat /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/extensions/{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}/install.rdf


<RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"

    xmlns:em="http://www.mozilla.org/2004/em-rdf#">
 <Description about="urn:mozilla:install-manifest">
   {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
   43.0
    
   
     <Description>
       <em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}
       43.0
       43.0
     </Description>
   </em:targetApplication>
   
   Default
   The default theme.
   
   Mozilla
   Mozilla Contributors
   
   true
   classic/1.0
 </Description>      

</RDF>

==================

locate Troubleshoot.jsm << no such file locate bootstrap.js << no such file

Asked by BrianPB 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Options for ff add on where user can provide input..?

I am developing a ff add on where i need to provide interface for users to provide some input in add on manager. Like Chrome is giving the same thing as options under ext… (read more)

I am developing a ff add on where i need to provide interface for users to provide some input in add on manager. Like Chrome is giving the same thing as options under extension manager. Can i get a kind of solution to achieve this.?

Asked by sravanv 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Need to prevent automatic updates on 5oo+ computers.

I work for a company with over 5oo computers all working in Firefox. Firefox wants to update all of the time, or at least it asks if we’d like to update. However we need … (read more)

I work for a company with over 5oo computers all working in Firefox. Firefox wants to update all of the time, or at least it asks if we’d like to update. However we need our version of Firefox to not update on its own, and furthermore we need the pop-ups to quit asking if we want to update. I know that I can go into the settings on my browser and select “Never check for updates”, which I’m assuming would prevent the automatic updates and the pop-up asking me if I want to update. What I need to know is is there a way I can login to all 500+ computers all remotely, all at once, and preferably through a server, in order to change the setting in all browsers? I should mention that only four employees have administrator login privileges to change settings and run programs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by LostInIT 4 years ago

Last reply by John99 4 years ago

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How can I remove Total Browser Security from the Extensions?

I received a message stating that " Total Browser Security could not be verified for use in Firefox and has been disabled." Total Browser Security is made by Mozilla wh… (read more)

I received a message stating that " Total Browser Security could not be verified for use in Firefox and has been disabled." Total Browser Security is made by Mozilla which makes Firefox!!! So Why in the heck could it NOT BE VERIFIED for use in FIREFOX?

So I would like to Delete it/Remove it from my list of "Extensions". however I have tried to remove it following all of the suggested methods, but have been unsuccessful. Is there a way to actually remove it?

Also, would the Total Browser Security disabled keep causing the Adobe Flash Plug-in to crash, and cause all of my web browsers to freeze and crash and then cause my computer to freeze? Or could that just be due to my computer being 9 years old?

I plan on building a new computer either later this year or early next year, whenever I get the money. I am trying to make this computer last.

Asked by Groffeaston 4 years ago

Last reply by Jamie Kitson 4 years ago

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Change options through group policy

I have Firefox installed on about 800 workstations and I need to find a way to make changes to Firefox setting through some centralized console. In particular, I need to … (read more)

I have Firefox installed on about 800 workstations and I need to find a way to make changes to Firefox setting through some centralized console. In particular, I need to prevent Firefox from automatically update itself as it breaks 3rd party plugins. I looked into FirefoxADM template but even though I am disabling automatic updates on the templates, I still see this box checked when I go to the computer.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thank you,

Serge

Asked by sfeldmansky 4 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 years ago

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Can we restrict firefox to browse system drives?

Dear Team I have configured group policy so that user can not access machine Drives. This policy is working fine but when user type C:\ in address bar of Firefox, user ca… (read more)

Dear Team

I have configured group policy so that user can not access machine Drives. This policy is working fine but when user type C:\ in address bar of Firefox, user can view whole directory structure of C drive. It does n't work for IE.

When user type C:\ and press enter

Index of file:///c:/

ALL CONTENT is displayed.

Can we restrict firefox to browse system drives? P.S> firefox version 46, I'm stumbling for days trying to find a solution. Just to tell you that I try editing omi.ja and browser.js and pasteing a code that will restrict this from happend but it didnt work. Also a propsitions that I found on internet are preaty old. Once again, thanx all for help and any suggestion is apricieted!!!

Asked by k1b0rg 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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When opening a .json file, I want to save the file, but it is only displaying it in the browser itself. Where can I setup this behaviour?

I have the standard installed only without any other plug/add- in. I tried to add manually an entry in the mimeTypes.rdf file equal to the pdf entry and it is visible … (read more)

I have the standard installed only without any other plug/add- in. I tried to add manually an entry in the mimeTypes.rdf file equal to the pdf entry and it is visible in the menu tools/ application as well.

But it is opening always in the browser view and I can't save it as a json file.

Entries in the mime File:

<RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:application/json"
                  NC:value="application/json">
   <NC:handlerProp RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:handler:application/json"/>
 </RDF:Description>
   <RDF:li RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:application/json"/>
 <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:handler:application/json"
                  NC:alwaysAsk="true" />

Asked by taalama2 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Need to activate Java plug-in on an appliance with locked UI and no internet access.

This scenario is on an appliance with a locked UI and no internet access. This scenario is not on the laptop. Background info: - Linux embedded system - Firefox browser … (read more)

This scenario is on an appliance with a locked UI and no internet access. This scenario is not on the laptop.

Background info: - Linux embedded system - Firefox browser is being used to for local console display connecting to local web server on the appliance - Since this is an embedded appliance, there is no guarantee that an internet connection is available - Options have been set on the Firefox browser so that the end user does not have access to the Add-ons menu. Referred to as "kiosk" mode.

The scenario is to enable and allow Java on the browser.

Typically, on a laptop, the Java plug-in can be activated by navigating to http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp. The user is prompted to activate the Java plug-in.

On this embedded appliance, there is no internet connection available, and the user does not have access to the Add-ons menu.

Is there a scripted method to perform the same steps? Activating Java creates a copy of the pluginreg.dat, but there are other settings that are required to completely activate the Java plug-in. Are there preferences that can be set, or other scripts run to perform this action for this scenario on an embedded appliance running Linux?

Thanks for any info.

Asked by JLT123 3 years ago

Answered by JLT123 3 years ago

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Tweeking the Connection settings using about:config

I am trying to deploy a cfg file to 5000 devices. In there I have already configured it to set the automatic proxy configuration URL. When this is done it greys out the N… (read more)

I am trying to deploy a cfg file to 5000 devices. In there I have already configured it to set the automatic proxy configuration URL. When this is done it greys out the No Proxy for Box

I need to understand

a) is it possible to still get Firefox to bypass proxy if you use a automatic proxy configuration URL as im not sure it does. I want Firefox to get to a number of locally hosted sites without have to first check a pac file to speed it up

b) How to set the details I want to add to the No Proxy for: using about:config

Asked by Smiler_cov 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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Customize WebCensor Addon

Hi, my name is Annabelle. I am a blind young woman who just acquired the WebCensor plugin for Firefox, and I can't seem to access the options page to add words to the lis… (read more)

Hi, my name is Annabelle. I am a blind young woman who just acquired the WebCensor plugin for Firefox, and I can't seem to access the options page to add words to the list. The only thing I can access is the On, Off, and Default radiobuttons in the Addons page of Firefox. Here's a link that may have some tips and tricks to help you with accessibility for sight impaired customers like me. http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility.

Asked by Annabelle87 3 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 years ago

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Firefox Developer Edition shows popup that breaks Selenium script

I'm trying to use Firefox Developer Edition (50.0a2 (2016-08-23)). When it opens, a small popup message appears saying: Accessibility support is partially disabled due t… (read more)

I'm trying to use Firefox Developer Edition (50.0a2 (2016-08-23)). When it opens, a small popup message appears saying:

 Accessibility support is partially disabled due to
 compatibility issues with new Firefox Developer 
 Edition features.  
    Learn more....

and an OK button.

This popup breaks my Selenium webdriver scripts. How can I turn it off? Search of web says, just restart and it will start in single mode. But this doesn't work from inside the Selenium script. How can I start Firefox Developer in single mode the first time?

Asked by funTeacher 3 years ago

Last reply by Standard8 3 years ago

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how to disable lexity from blanking screens?

When I access the bandconditions.com main page it updates the screen every ten minutes or so. But there is a thing called "lexity" which blanks the screen after what it t… (read more)

When I access the bandconditions.com main page it updates the screen every ten minutes or so. But there is a thing called "lexity" which blanks the screen after what it thinks is some number of minutes of non-use. Actually the screen is used but only to read what it says, not with any input from me. Not only does this malware have this unwanted effect but it bloats the 2kbytes transmission with an additional 4kbytes of very much unwanted javascript.

I realize I probably prevent the (Yahoo owned) server from sending this malware but I should at least be able to spot that it is unwanted javascript and throw it away thus not blanking the screen and wasting my time waiting for a screen refresh when I do need it.

So it there an addon that specifically targets lexity (and preferably other nuisanceware)?

Asked by holly1948 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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choose java version

Hello everybody. On Linux CentOS 7.1.1503, I have Firefox 31.4.0 and Java 1.7 installed by default. I need to have Java 1.6 used by Firefox. I installed Java 1.6 rpm. As … (read more)

Hello everybody.

On Linux CentOS 7.1.1503, I have Firefox 31.4.0 and Java 1.7 installed by default. I need to have Java 1.6 used by Firefox.

I installed Java 1.6 rpm. As suggested here : - https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/JavaRuntimeEnvironment (chapter Java x86_64 JRE and plugin) In - /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ I created a symlink that points to - /usr/java/latest/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so (located in JRE 1.6).

When I display "about:addons", Java 1.6 is listed, BUT, when a load a simple HTML page (see code below) aimed to display Java version _really_ used, 1.7 is displayed.

Thanks for advance for your help. Frederic.

--- HTML code ---


<title> A Simple Program </title> Java Version : <applet code="JavaVersion.class" height="75" width="250"> </applet>


--- JavaVersion.java ---

import java.applet.Applet; import java.awt.Graphics; public class JavaVersion extends Applet {

   public void paint(Graphics g) {
       String version = System.getProperty("java.version");
       g.drawString(version, 10, 10);
   }

}

Asked by fredjm31 3 years ago

Answered by fredjm31 3 years ago

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I would like to know how to hide the add-on tab or plugin tab via about:config.

For security consideration, I would like to make a custom profile to deploy to all the clients in my company. I want to change "about:config" and write into the file pref… (read more)

For security consideration, I would like to make a custom profile to deploy to all the clients in my company. I want to change "about:config" and write into the file prefs.js, but I don't know which item of "about: config" can hide the add-on or plugin tabs. Could you tell me how to do this via about:config changing, thanks a lot.

Asked by tdassj 3 years ago

Last reply by tdassj 3 years ago

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cert8.db not copying from \browser\defaults\profile to user's profile.

Hi guys, I hope that someone may be able to help? I am currently working on deploying Firefox 50 in an enterprise environment. I have a few SSL Certificates that are requ… (read more)

Hi guys,

I hope that someone may be able to help?

I am currently working on deploying Firefox 50 in an enterprise environment. I have a few SSL Certificates that are required to be used. These are the steps I've taken so far:

  • Generated the cert8.db with a sample profile
  • Copied the cert8.db into C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser\defaults\profile
  • Created new profile... profile loaded the correct cert8.db

I then found the cert_override.txt file (needed for a self signed cert) and copied it to the same directory, deleted profile and created another one. The problem is this time it didn't copy the file over...

I re-installed Firefox and deleted profiles many times I now cannot get the new profiles to copy files from \browser\defaults\profile anymore... Has anyone experiencing anything like this, or have any ideas on how to resolve...

It's worth noting that if I manually copy these files into the Firefox profile after generation the certs work as expected.

Asked by TJohnson93 3 years ago

Last reply by Tonnes 3 years ago