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does toggling the telemetryEnabled setting disable the pingsender?

I came across this article https://brave.com/popular-browsers-first-run/ which says the following > A granular description of the device was also included in this payl… (read more)

I came across this article https://brave.com/popular-browsers-first-run/ which says the following

> A granular description of the device was also included in this payload: an Apple Model ID (if any), details about the CPU (e.g. cores, extensions, family, L3 and L2 cache, model number, speed, vendor), graphics card and display settings (e.g. name of graphics card, full on-disk address to drivers, driver dates, vendor, version, whether or not the GPU is active, amount of on-board memory, current state of D2D and DWrite, a granular set of feature flags, connected displays (how many, resolutions, refresh rates), hard drives (e.g. model names, type), operating system (e.g. name, date of install, locale, version, granular windows build number), security software (e.g. names of anti-spyware, antivirus, and firewalls in use), and more. > > One of the more interesting observations about this Telemetry payload is the presence of a key called environment.settings.telemetryEnabled, which was set to false. Presumably this would mean no such telemetry calls would be made, which clearly was not the case.

And was wondering if Firefox can shed more light on why it seems that disabling telemetry apparently does not stop the pingsender process?

Asked by b3_k1nd_rw1nd 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Links to documents lead to web site connect error message

Hello, I am having problems downloading documents with Firefox. It happens very rarely, initially I only saw that problem on the Epson Microcontroller web site and now th… (read more)

Hello,

I am having problems downloading documents with Firefox. It happens very rarely, initially I only saw that problem on the Epson Microcontroller web site and now the same is happening on the Raspberry Pi web site. All other web sites work fine.

When I click on a link I get an error message that the web site cannot be found and to check the internet connection a.s.o. (see attachment). The link I clicked when I got this error message was:

https://datasheets.raspberrypi.com/rpi3/raspberry-pi-3-b-plus-reduced-schematics.pdf

It works fine on a Huawei tablet, so I suspect the problem lies with Firefox and / or my settings.

Any idea what is happening and how to solve that problem?

Kind Regards, Hugo

p.s.: the image upload here does not seem to work, the error message displayed says:

"Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at datasheets.raspberrypi.com. If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web."

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Asked by hugo_habicht 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Can Firefox use policies.json ?

The Librewolf browser has a policies.json file here, C:\Program Files\LibreWolf\distribution Can the same be done with Firefox? Also woondering, i telemetry is set to off… (read more)

The Librewolf browser has a policies.json file here, C:\Program Files\LibreWolf\distribution Can the same be done with Firefox?

Also woondering, i telemetry is set to off in policies.json does changing telemetry setting in about:config have any effect?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox does not recognize many content types

Recently the majority of content types have disappeared from the Applications section in the Settings. (See the attached screenshot) Even Word and other MS Office files a… (read more)

Recently the majority of content types have disappeared from the Applications section in the Settings. (See the attached screenshot) Even Word and other MS Office files are not on the list any more. Consequently, when I open a Word file, Firefox asks me where to save it and does not offer to either save it or open it.

I tried editing handlers.json file and added an entry for PDF files. Now upon clicking on a link that leads to a PDF file, Firefox prompts me to open it or save it. However, if I choose to open it, the file gets saved in the Downloads folder, rather than Temp folder like previously. The result is that the Downloads folder gets filled with files that I have opened but did not want to save and keep.

I created a new Firefox profile to see whether the previous list of content types would return. This did not work, and the new profile, too, shows only a few content types.

What could be the problem? Thanks.

Asked by allcort 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months ago

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In firefox the mouse pointer covers the tooltip, how do i change that?

In other 'apps' on windows 10 the tooltip is above the pointer or below it. In Firefox it is directly under the mouse. So usually any tooltip popup in firefox is unread… (read more)

In other 'apps' on windows 10 the tooltip is above the pointer or below it. In Firefox it is directly under the mouse. So usually any tooltip popup in firefox is unreadable, mostly. One can infer the content sometimes.

How do i change that? Or what is the problem?

I'll try and include a screenshot. Hmm, the screenshot didn't include the mouse. I think i can do a video with OBS and then a screenshot of that.

Interesting, somehow in the screenshot from the obs video it shows 2 mouse pointers. One is very small and the tooltip is just below that, but the other is larger (the one I see) and it covers the tooltip. I'm using the standard windows mouse settings for larger mouse pointers. I just tried using the 'old' mouse settings to select a larger mouse and it behaves the same way. If I select size: 1 in the new size settings, and the old settings i have 'windows system' mouse, then the tooltip is under the pointer but the size is too small for the pointer. I then changed to another mouse setting in the old selector "inverted extra large" and you can see the tooltip because of the 'inverted' nature of the pointer, but the tooltip is still partially covered by the pointer.

Ideally the choice would be to put the tooltip above the mouse pointer rather than below. When you increase the size of the mouse pointer it only increases down, not up. The point of the pointer is always at the top.

I'm going to try one more thing, increasing the size in the new settings after having selected "inverted", but i recall that it changes to the new pointer style. Ah, there is an inverted setting in the new options as well, and if i select that instead of the gray color i was using then one can read the tooltip through the mouse.

So, then my question becomes "can I put the tooltip above the mouse pointer?" Because it is still covered by the mouse pointer as is. I don't see anything in 'about:config', so far.

Thank you.

Asked by jamvaru 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Netflix overheating Firefox

Hi. I've noticed in the last few months that my Mac Book Air overheats badly after just 20 mins watching Netflix. I've had it checked and the insides are clean and the fa… (read more)

Hi. I've noticed in the last few months that my Mac Book Air overheats badly after just 20 mins watching Netflix. I've had it checked and the insides are clean and the fan is fine. Thanks.

Asked by Seb 9 months ago

Answered by Seb 9 months ago

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Firexfox Browser Crashes on Ubuntu 18.04

I have noticed that sometimes the firefox browser crashes when a video is playing. This has happened multiple times now. To debug the issue, this time i started the brows… (read more)

I have noticed that sometimes the firefox browser crashes when a video is playing. This has happened multiple times now. To debug the issue, this time i started the browser using terminal so that when the browser crash i will see the message on the terminal. This time i was watching a youtube video. And while the video was playing the browser first hangs(meaning the screen/video freezes and browser doesn't respond to any clicks or anything) for first 2-3 minutes and then it crashes. This time since i had started the firefox from terminal, after the crash i got the following printed out on the terminal: ``` user@user-Inspiron-xxxx:~$ /usr/lib/firefox/./firefox Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. CPU time limit exceeded (core dumped) ``` I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox version 98.0(64 bit). I have downloaded the tar file of this version from Mozilla's official site and then installed it manually on my machine. Can someone help me solve the issue and also tell me the reason for this crash.

Asked by jlame646 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Firefox Browser crashes Repeatedly on Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Firefox 98.0(64 bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 and it crashes sometimes while i am browsing. I have downloaded the tar file from the official site and then installed it … (read more)

I am using Firefox 98.0(64 bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 and it crashes sometimes while i am browsing. I have downloaded the tar file from the official site and then installed it manually on my system. To debug this this time i opened the firefox from terminal and waited for it to crash. After some time while i was browsing, it suddenly crashed as i expected. The output that i got after the crash on the terminal was: ``` user@user-Inspiron-xxxx:~$ /usr/lib/firefox/./firefox

      1. !!! [Parent][PContentParent] Error: Send(msgname=PContent::Msg_DestroyBrowsingContextGroup) Closed channel: cannot send/recv


      1. !!! [Child][PContentChild] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PContent::Reply_DiscardBrowsingContext) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost
      1. !!! [Child][PContentChild] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PContent::Msg_DestroyBrowsingContextGroup) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost
      1. !!! [Child][PContentChild] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PContent::Msg_DiscardWindowContext) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. CPU time limit exceeded (core dumped) ```

What is the cause of this crash and how to solve it. After the crash i also typed: about:crashes on the address bar of the browser but when i pressed enter, i got a blank page on the top which No crash reports have been submitted was written.

Asked by jlame646 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Weird Borders in websites and address bar not searching.

Every website I go to except for some like settings or customize toolbar has these weird borders that are the same as my theme that just appeared and I don't know how to … (read more)

Every website I go to except for some like settings or customize toolbar has these weird borders that are the same as my theme that just appeared and I don't know how to turn them off.

Also my address bar will only go to a direct website I put in. Like if I try to search for banana, it'll instead be https://banana/ instead of my search engine so I can't search.

Asked by Pijun 8 months ago

Answered by Pijun 8 months ago

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How can i add these Elements to firefox.cfg

I did open the developer console and tried to to find "preference=example" Could not find the option. • Clear History - Site settings & Offline Website Data with fire… (read more)

I did open the developer console and tried to to find "preference=example" Could not find the option.

• Clear History - Site settings & Offline Website Data with firefox.cfg • Customize Firefox Toolbar with firefox.cfg (add Settings and Addons icon/shortcut) • On the Homepage if possible use a custom image instead of Firefox or otherwise remove it.

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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How to disable search suggestions?

I beleve it's this settings in about:config (but im not sure.) ("browser.urlbar.quicksuggest.scenario", "history"); what other values are valid instead of history? … (read more)

I beleve it's this settings in about:config (but im not sure.) ("browser.urlbar.quicksuggest.scenario", "history");

what other values are valid instead of history?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Last reply by Terry 8 months ago

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New bookmarks not showing on toolbar, but exist in library

Hi, I got an issue that bookmarks are saved in the library, but this doesn't reflect on the Bookmark toolbar. I have already removed the entire profile, did a reinstall .… (read more)

Hi,

I got an issue that bookmarks are saved in the library, but this doesn't reflect on the Bookmark toolbar.

I have already removed the entire profile, did a reinstall .. nothing seems to reset it. When I perform a backup, the entries are also in the backup json.

I hope somebody can help, this started happening recently it seems.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Mathé de Wit 8 months ago

Answered by Mathé de Wit 8 months ago

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Is Mozilla going a dark path? Is it time to quit Firefox?

Facts: I selected PRIVACY as TOPIC for this THREAD Mozilla gets big money from Google Mozilla Firefox stands for privacy (or... was standing for privacy) Google stands fo… (read more)

Facts:

I selected PRIVACY as TOPIC for this THREAD Mozilla gets big money from Google Mozilla Firefox stands for privacy (or... was standing for privacy) Google stands for tracking, spyware, adversting, anti-privacy. Privacy taking money from bloody Anti-Privacy, it could never end well. Recently i noticed firefox has changed, and not in a good way. New fancy looks, which is infact not fancy but harder to navigate. When klicking on the settings icon which previously directly brought me to settings, it now takes me to a stupid option that requires one more klick to open the settings, btw microsoft is doing the exact same with windows 11, you still have all the settings but you have to klick one or two more times to get there, why are doing this???

I think... Mozilla has lost it's way. Proof me wrong? A while back i asked crowdicity.com what is happening to firefox, post was immediatly deleted... Will this post be deleted or my account? Maybe. But at this point i dont even care anymore.

I mean, look at this! ---> https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/tgqyox/each_firefox_download_has_a_unique_identifier/

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Last reply by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

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How to stop Firefox from being redirected?

When i visit this site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO I am being redirected here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windo… (read more)

When i visit this site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO I am being redirected here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

How can i stop firefox from going there and stick to the original URL?

And if this cant be prevented, could you give me an idea how i could still access the first URL?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 8 months ago

Answered by Dropa 8 months ago