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Disabling Firefox automatic requests

The last version of Firefox is making some connections I don't know how to stop. I've modified some of the parameter in "about:config", but there are still HTTP request t… (read more)

The last version of Firefox is making some connections I don't know how to stop. I've modified some of the parameter in "about:config", but there are still HTTP request to the following URLs that I didn't manage to stop:

https://firefox-settings-attachments.cdn.mozilla.net/security-state-staging/intermediates/* https://firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com/v1/buckets/monitor/collections/changes/records

Also, does anyone know if there is a configuration file where I can modify directly all of the parameters I changed in "about:config"?

Thanks!

Asked by capitan.shinchan 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

firefox doesn't resotre previous tabs when startup

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0. My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happen… (read more)

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0.

My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happens both when I simply close it or completely quit it. I marked the "restore previous session" on the startup menu in the preference, didn't help or had any change.

Asked by dongwooklee93 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Firefox spontaneously installs on Win10 - leaves log in directory

I have had two occasions over the past several weeks where it appears that Firefox is spontaneously installed from Windows 10 machine. Is there anything I can/should be d… (read more)

I have had two occasions over the past several weeks where it appears that Firefox is spontaneously installed from Windows 10 machine.

Is there anything I can/should be doing to prevent this?

Thanks,

Jim

Asked by jtaylor1 7 hours ago

Staying logged on after leaving a website

Until recently, there were websites like Fox.com that I did not have to log back in every time after I left the website, but it kept me logged on. Recently it started as… (read more)

Until recently, there were websites like Fox.com that I did not have to log back in every time after I left the website, but it kept me logged on. Recently it started asking me to log in every time. Is that someting done by Firefox or by the specific website?

Asked by JossefPerl 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 1 week ago

Last reply by MartyJames 7 hours ago

Firefox Developer Edition. Developer Tools. Console. Can't get the command line prompt up, to test Javascript

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console … (read more)

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console command line interface prompt (>> ) not showing (where I can type and test js code.)

I have

  1. set the ' devtools.chrome.enabled preference to true in about:config, ' as suggested in docs (but it still has no >> to type on).
  2. Also enabled 'enable browser chrome and add on debugging' in developer... settings)

How can I type in the Firefox console to test Javascript commands? Thanks!

Asked by zainab.tech 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Browser not recognising a url anymore

For a long time now I had been able to access this webpage using Firefox: https://weather.bom.gov.au/location/r3gx0kn-alexandria . In recent months the browser does not… (read more)

For a long time now I had been able to access this webpage using Firefox: https://weather.bom.gov.au/location/r3gx0kn-alexandria . In recent months the browser does not even recognise anything has been typed in. On the other hand, Bing (my back-up browser) does take me to the site. It came to Firefox for a day or two earlier this month but is gone again. Can anyone suggest a fix please?

Asked by bobofalex 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

Annoying update message

How do i stop firefox from annoying me with "Whats new in this update" message? I don't do updates very often because most of the times firefox gets worse after i update,… (read more)

How do i stop firefox from annoying me with "Whats new in this update" message? I don't do updates very often because most of the times firefox gets worse after i update, before it gets fixed again. I have that problem on PC and Android phone, so i know its true. The old way over "About config" does no longer apply. The prompt pops up every couple of minutes and annoys the hell out of me. PLEASE HELP ME TO STOP THIS NONSENSE. Thanks

Asked by marc-antonio1979 11 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago

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Suggestion (meta): Bug in navigation of this forum

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-… (read more)

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine to check if anyone has replied to discussions that I took part in. However, when I then click the link ## questions in the last 24 hours have no reply. Help solve them!, I am redirected to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine&filter=recently-unanswered, which is always an empty list. Basically, the &owner=mine parameter is still present, but it should have been overriden by &owner=all. On mouse-over, I see that the link does include &owner=all but this does not seem forced as I still end up on a page where owner=mine.

While I think that this question is somewhat irrelevant to Firefox, contributors here should have experience with the site and therefore could help with meta issues.

Asked by Václav Trpišovský 8 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 hours ago

Firefox takes a long time to launch from a cold boot of Windows 10.

I am currently running Windows 10 on my desktop computer for over 10 years and I have been using Firefox as my default browser. I’m currently using Firefox version 82.0 (… (read more)

I am currently running Windows 10 on my desktop computer for over 10 years and I have been using Firefox as my default browser. I’m currently using Firefox version 82.0 (64-bit) and I’ve noticed that Firefox take a longer time to launch from a cold boot of Windows 10. Is there an Add-on or something other feature that I can use to make it boot faster initially? I currently use CCleaner Version 5.7 to make my computer run faster. Your prompt response to this issue will be greatly appreciated. Wilbert Kelley xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx

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Asked by whkelley1 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

logging on to my mail.com email account

I can not log onto my mail.com email account when using Firefox it was working perfectly several weeks ago. I am able to log on when using Internet Explorer. Firefox is … (read more)

I can not log onto my mail.com email account when using Firefox it was working perfectly several weeks ago. I am able to log on when using Internet Explorer. Firefox is updated I'm not sure what changed.

Asked by acoronado_re 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Where are the Add Ons / Extentions

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82. The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ente… (read more)

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82.

The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ententions are no longer visable in any bar. The extentions are still installed [I've checked] and are listed in "about:addons" as active, working, etc. Again, I've checked. But, I am not able to see the icons in the Tool bar. This is actually quite annoying now as one is used to clear history, another for clearing cookies etc.

This is only impacting W100 FF, not Ubuntu. How do I get the Add ons back.

Asked by piloti 15 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Firefox on compiz has no border to resize the window

Hello, I recently upgraded Firefox to the latest 82.0 (64-bits) version. I am quite sure that with that version a new problem appeared by which the Firefox windows have n… (read more)

Hello, I recently upgraded Firefox to the latest 82.0 (64-bits) version. I am quite sure that with that version a new problem appeared by which the Firefox windows have no border except the window title bar, and cannot be grabbed for resizing. I believe it has to do with Firefox because other windows doe not have this problem, and the firefox window has the menu "File|Edit|etc." inside the window title bar. The versions are: - Firefox see above - Compiz version : 1:0.9.12.3 - Ubuntu 16.04LTS - gtk2-engines-murrine : 0.98.2-0

Incidentally, when starting firefox on the cli, I receive the error messages copied below. Thanks for the great work, firefox must continue and grow. Regards, xgiannak

(firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_background: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed (firefox:17269): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_render_frame: assertion 'GTK_IS_STYLE_CONTEXT (context)' failed

Asked by xgiannak 8 hours ago

Downloads crash

Many downloads I do that are big in size always just Fail. I try with other internet browsers and they work perfectly fine. I tried resetting Firefox already and that did… (read more)

Many downloads I do that are big in size always just Fail. I try with other internet browsers and they work perfectly fine. I tried resetting Firefox already and that didn't do anything. I also tried safe mode to see if it was any my add-ons. All to keep failing my files. It only happens with Firefox.

Asked by Jacob 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago