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Cannot access passwords; cannot remake passwords

Problem: Cannot access passwords protected by master password. Normal mode symptoms: - No master password is ever asked -- Trying to set one is futile (see screen… (read more)

Problem:
Cannot access passwords protected by master password.

Normal mode symptoms:
- No master password is ever asked
-- Trying to set one is futile (see screenshot)
- Certificate is at status "Ready" instead of "Logged In" or "not Logged In" (see screenshot)
- No fields are filled with usernames and passwords when needed.
-- No prompt for it is shown either

Background:
I transitioned from windows to linux
I made a full copy of all my profile when transitioning.
I controlled firefox's version to make sure I would transition using the same version number.
I have backups.
Nothing appears in the browser's console when I start or when I try to change master password.
If I try to view the passwords I have, however... ~120 messages appear telling it cannot decrypt (see screenshot)

Tried:
1-Safe-mode:
-- The master password system works as it is supposed to. I get a master password prompt at browser's first password use.
2- Deleting prefs.js
-- Still not working
3- Disabling all extensions manually
-- Still not working
4- Deleting storage directory
-- Still not working

-Trying 2 + 3, 3 + 4, 2 + 3 + 4 or 2 + 4....
-- Still not working.

What am I missing?
Thanks in advance

Asked by brunoais 2 years ago

Answered by brunoais 2 years ago

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Addon Compatibility?

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in… (read more)

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in Firefox Addons to see if I could find something else I liked and found that 95% of them are not compatible. It isn't as bad with my other addons as with Complete Themes but I still loose the use of 1 or 2 addons when Firefox is updated.

Firefox is always talking about how customizable they are and then their advances render it less so. Improving things to the point where you are dis-improving them it is counterproductive. Would you ask the Firefox developers not the change the things that addons need to be usable? If they can't do that then they shouldn't update it. Thank you!

Asked by br.louis 5 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 5 years ago

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Initial screen fills up with cookie requests/can't get rid of them

On my other computer I open Firefox and immediately get a pile of pop-ups. These pop-ups seem to be cookie requests from my speed dial sites, and no matter what I click (… (read more)

On my other computer I open Firefox and immediately get a pile of pop-ups. These pop-ups seem to be cookie requests from my speed dial sites, and no matter what I click ("allow" or "deny") they keep coming back and then freeze up and I can't use the browser so I have to turn off computer. Help, please.

Asked by norspole 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Lately I often get message that I am unable to reach Mozilla's servers. I had to reinstall Firefox recently and my sync was incomplete (no logins, no history)

Lately I often get message that I am unable to reach Mozilla's servers. I live in Russia and my IP is Russian too. I had to reinstall Firefox recently and my sync was inc… (read more)

Lately I often get message that I am unable to reach Mozilla's servers. I live in Russia and my IP is Russian too. I had to reinstall Firefox recently and my sync was incomplete (no logins, no history, no bookmarks) even though I had that checked in before. Could it be external problem because of recent Telegram blockings in Russia? Or is it only me?

Asked by bogema 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Persistent scroll problem on one site following a post-crash session restore

I don't normally save and restore sessions, but do have firefox set to restore the previous session in the event of a crash. Recently, following a power cut, such a sessi… (read more)

I don't normally save and restore sessions, but do have firefox set to restore the previous session in the event of a crash.

Recently, following a power cut, such a session restore occurred, correctly restoring all the pages I had open at the time (not many), and the scroll position within the page.

Since this happened, any page I open on one particular site (https://www.theguardian.com) now always scrolls to the end of the page, and I have to manually scroll back up to the top. Once loaded, you can scroll the page normally, but F5 refresh will reload the page and scroll to the end again. This effect is persistent across restarts, and I've not found a way to get rid of it.

I've tried simulating another crash with that site open, scrolled to the top, and I've tried enabling saving the session on exit and restoring on startup - none of this has changed anything. In both cases it restored the session and scrolled to the end.

Any suggestions as to where this effect might be coming from?

Asked by Mike Sandells 12 months ago

Answered by Mike Sandells 12 months ago

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Beta channel update to 73.0b11 has left me unable to type into the address bar

For many years now I have used the beta channel. At the end of last week I checked for updates and received 73.0b11. I was already on 73.0 beta, probably b10. Since that … (read more)

For many years now I have used the beta channel. At the end of last week I checked for updates and received 73.0b11. I was already on 73.0 beta, probably b10.

Since that update I am unable to edit the contents of the address bar unless I launch a Private Window, where the problem doesn't occur.

I have tried using the "Restart with Add-ons Disabled..." option from the Help menu but the problem remains.

I am running on Windows 10, 64-bit, [Version 10.0.18363.592], with all the latest Microsoft updates.

Asked by johnm1 9 months ago

Answered by Matthew Thomas 9 months ago

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trying to find flashback on osx 10.14.6

Hello everyone, Trying to find out if my Mac Mini has been infected with flashback. Using this terminal command, defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info … (read more)

Hello everyone, Trying to find out if my Mac Mini has been infected with flashback. Using this terminal command,

defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment,

I got this response:

{MallocNanoZone = 0;}

It should read:

The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info, LSEnvironment) does not exist

I cannot find anything about this and was wondering if it indicates anything malicious. Anyone know about this? Thanks.

Asked by jerib123 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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U said u sent me a confirmation email and pw reset link, I got neither in inbox. So, I can't log into u r site/forum. Why???

Closing as duplicate. Please see and continue with /questions/1162633#answer-974342 Using firefox, my google pg and searches were in either german, czech, or dutch. Che… (read more)

Closing as duplicate. Please see and continue with /questions/1162633#answer-974342


Using firefox, my google pg and searches were in either german, czech, or dutch. Checked my avast vpn, had been reset to frankfurt, Germany. I'm in usa, and vpn was set to a city here, near me. It got reset shortly after I facebook friended an Israeli lady who lived in berlin. did someone hack my email, google, firefox, or vpn? How did this happpen?

Asked by nightman002 3 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 3 years ago

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Delete default dictionary

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1229834] How i can DELETE this default dictionary so i have ONLY ONE dictionary and choose this AUTOMATICALLY by the… (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1229834]
How i can DELETE this default dictionary so i have ONLY ONE dictionary and choose this AUTOMATICALLY by the firefox at every page i go.

Because now even i choose the second dictionary(English - Greek) i have installed when i restart the firefox must choose again that second dictionary.

So please help me to COMPLETELY DELETE the default only Greek dictionary from the firefox 63.

A LOT OF THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

Asked by Gregory 2 years ago

Last reply by Gregory 1 year ago

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How do I stop recurring registry errors from returning and slowing down my computer?

Hi all. Seems like after updates, my computer slows down. It has become so recognizable, I know when the registry errors appear, as my computer performance falls off. … (read more)

Hi all. Seems like after updates, my computer slows down. It has become so recognizable, I know when the registry errors appear, as my computer performance falls off. I must use Reginout Registry cleaner, and CC Cleaner to restore performance. Along with any FireFox updates, my bookmarks have all been deleted many times over. I no longer attempt to re-install, as they continually get deleted, and so simple fix is available to me that I can understand. Thank you.

Asked by a3wayat 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Sync:HTML backup after Sync size is less to Latest backup before Sync.[UPDATE:3rdMARCH2019]

1. Synced my Firefox sync account 2. Disconnected my Firefox sync account 3. Reinstalled windows 4. Installed Firefox 56 (I was using 63 but i only had 56 installer) 5. U… (read more)

1. Synced my Firefox sync account

2. Disconnected my Firefox sync account

3. Reinstalled windows

4. Installed Firefox 56 (I was using 63 but i only had 56 installer)

5. Updated it to 65.0.1.

6. Connected my Firefox sync account


Problem -

1. All bookmarks didn't sync.

I created bookmark HTML backups and it were of 6mb and my latest backup is 171mb.

There are 2980 differences in 173mb backup and Backup taken after again connecting to FirefoxSync. I used WinMerge.

2. HTML backups also contain fav-icons [and Firefox Sync only syncs links not fav-icons.]

When browser is used fav-icons are loaded but after sync fav-icons are loaded as pages are loaded , so there are no fav-icons and html backup size is less than the last backup.

3. Could be related to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1251781

4. There could be something wrong with Firefox's Exporting. Imported the same 173mb HTML to chrome and Firefox then exported HTML backups. Firefox Export was of 61.1Mb Chrome Export was of 12.9Mb

Asked by RexaFire 1 year ago

Last reply by RexaFire 1 year ago

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ich kann keine sepa xml Dateien herrunterladen. Es wird nur eine Baumansicht angezeigt im Februar 18 mit 32 bit funktionierte es noch

ich erstelle über ein imkerprogramm die Beiträge, die mittels Sepa Lastschrift eingezogen werden sollen. Bei dem herrunterladen der Sepa Lastschriftdatei bekomme ich seit… (read more)

ich erstelle über ein imkerprogramm die Beiträge, die mittels Sepa Lastschrift eingezogen werden sollen. Bei dem herrunterladen der Sepa Lastschriftdatei bekomme ich seit diesem Jahr die Fehlermeldung das die Datei scheinbar keine Verknüpfung enthält, und es wird eine Textdatei im Baumstrucktur angezeigt. Anfang letzten Jahres lief es unter einer 32 Bit version noch. Was kann ich machen um eine Datei herrunterladen zu können die ich auch einreichen kann? Vielen Dank im vorraus!

Asked by imker-g 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How do I report an issue with Firefox?

The issue is that Firefox is caching security certificates rather than loading them fresh. This doesn't become an issue until the cached security certificate expires, the… (read more)

The issue is that Firefox is caching security certificates rather than loading them fresh.

This doesn't become an issue until the cached security certificate expires, then the user faces the "this website is not secure" warning page. The user tries to reload the page multiple times and continues to get the same warning page, then they call me in a panic and say "my website is not loading because it is not secure!"

The solution is Ctrl+F5 and voila the website loads without issue.

However, this is definitely an "issue" and the issue isn't with the website or the lack of knowledge of the end user. End users should not need to know how to refresh their local cache of a website to resolve a security certificate expiring when it has already been renewed. Firefox should by default check for a new security certificate when the cached version has expired or at least that is what would appear to be the logical progression of local caching.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a way to report this issue to Firefox developers...so I am reporting it here in hopes that someone in the community has the ear of the development team and can point out this issue.

Thanks, Dr. Pat

Asked by pat31 10 months ago

Answered by Andrew 10 months ago

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Firefox 75 Broke login and proxies to Employer's system

I am an academic librarian working from home. Literally for years, I've been able on Windows 7 and now Windows 10 to log into my grad school's online system including acc… (read more)

I am an academic librarian working from home. Literally for years, I've been able on Windows 7 and now Windows 10 to log into my grad school's online system including access to databases. Much of this requires a proxy for authentication. Before I describe the error, let me say that I installed Zotero over a year ago and have never had problems with it. Now, when I try to login, I get this, even when trying only to log in. There are two lines. The yellow bar that is hard to read because it keeps flashing but here's my best shot: Zotero automatically redirected your request to gslibrary.authn.worldcat.org through the proxy at gbtssbc.idm.oclc.org. Some space then "Don't proxy this site Proxy settings X

If your browser does not continue automatically, click here. I have tried numerous times to click "here" but I can't. For one moment, both the tellow bar and the message this is normal black text on white shows and then the yellow bar disappears and the black text moves up on the page. When I try to click "here" it keeps jumping around. I"ve never seen anything like this in many years on Firefox.

   I can successfully log in and use resources with the proxy on Opera. It does not complain. Someting about Firefox 75 is broken. I prefer using Firefox the most of the browsers available but I can't work like htis. I need to look up books and help users search for journal articles all the time. I cannot do without that. I don't really like Opera because of the lack of options but this is the straw that breaks the camel's back. If I cannot fix this, bye-bye Firefox. That's pretty serious for me for me but I must be able to work from home efficiently. Note: I disabled the Zotero plug-in. I asked on the Zotero forum and got some suggestions that didn't really help. I don't think it is Zotero. Zotero is only showing up because it connects to our librayr system. How can I fix this? I don't even know precisely what is wrong but for one thing, it shows the wrong URL  for logging in. That hasn't been true for a long time. I do not want to clear all my saved passwords and cookies to fix what is pretty clearly a FF 75 bug. I was a programmer a lot of years on complex systems. All the fingers are pointed at FF 75.

Asked by drduncan 7 months ago

Answered by drduncan 5 months ago

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Just moved and signed up with AT&T. Cannot access FireFox.

I have tried multiple times to access Fire Fox but keep receiving the same err message that says "problem resolved, continue browse" etc. I have also tried to reset my us… (read more)

I have tried multiple times to access Fire Fox but keep receiving the same err message that says "problem resolved, continue browse" etc. I have also tried to reset my user name and password but have not received an email with the link.

Asked by ScottLoven 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago