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Being coerced into sync by Firefox browser

Gradually, the game Taonga Island became unplayably slow as you started insisting more often that I sync my accounts, mails, etc.. I will NEVER sync because I do not int… (read more)

Gradually, the game Taonga Island became unplayably slow as you started insisting more often that I sync my accounts, mails, etc..

I will NEVER sync because I do not intend to give you in a neat wrapper what others pay you for, I want to remain anonymous as much as possible, and I certainly do not intend to give ANYBODY a neat package of linked and authenticated accounts etc. about myself. That is why I am not on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc etc..

STOP demanding I do this SYNC shit. Or I will tell everyone I work with, play with, etc to NEVER us any Mozilla products as sooner or later, they are going to blackmail you.

Asked by ehgerritsen 19 hours ago

Last reply by ehgerritsen 47 minutes ago

Google pages fail to load at random intervals

Firefox will randomly stop resolving google search results. At random times, no search entered at the top url bar will resolve. The browser will just change the text in t… (read more)

Firefox will randomly stop resolving google search results. At random times, no search entered at the top url bar will resolve. The browser will just change the text in the bar, and then won't do anything else. If there is a Google page already open, it won't load any links from the results. Google.com won't even load. This typically lasts about 2-5 minutes.

I've seen this in both Windows and Linux. Linux Builds I've tested were the Flatpak from flathub, the snap, the Fedora Repo, and the Tarball binary. They all had the same result after a while of using it. This also happens on both my home network as well as my work network.

I have cleared my profile by manually deleting the folder in appdata or in ~/.mozilla, and tested with no extensions and no setting tweaks. The only tweak I made is disabling DNS over HTTPS. If I change the default search engine to DuckDuckGo or something else, It no longer happens. but that's because it's not trying to access a google domain.

I have attached a gif of my issue.

Asked by Joshua 3 days ago

Last reply by Joshua 1 hour ago

Whats the difference between "active logins" and "cookies" when deleting history

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there … (read more)

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there seems to be some overlap. I'm interested in the technical difference between the two. I suspect "active logins" is clearing only session cookies, while "cookie" is clearing also/only non-session cookies? But I haven't been able to find reliable documentation on these details. Could someone help me out?

Asked by don119 4 hours ago

Last reply by don119 1 hour ago

Unable to add Exception to > Enhanced Tracking Protection

First of this issue is atleast 4 years old. I found various different people having this problem. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432644 It should be a P5 n… (read more)

First of this issue is atleast 4 years old. I found various different people having this problem. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432644 It should be a P5 not a P3. This official Mozilla article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-trusted-websites-your-allow-list-firefox-focus Does NOT work.

I am trying to add an expection to tracking protection but there is no such option, as descriped at Bugzilla. In the adress bar i removed the tracking protection for a website. But it was NOT added to the exception list. I dont allow 3rd party cookies and auto delete cookies when closing Fox. I think that is the reason why it's not working, if this is the case it's a bug.

What i actually tried to do, using dark-theme from duckduckgo permanently. Because as right now, i must change the theme every single time i reopen Firefox. This is Bull**** honestly. Even when i add duckduckgo as an addon, it does not save the dark theme!

Asked by Firefox_Bug_Report 2 days ago

Last reply by Firefox_Bug_Report 2 hours ago

problem with text/font size on some websites since computer reset

I had to do a computer reset on my laptop back to factory settings, everything ok now except one annoying issue I cannot seem to resolve. Some websites I was using perfec… (read more)

I had to do a computer reset on my laptop back to factory settings, everything ok now except one annoying issue I cannot seem to resolve. Some websites I was using perfectly ok in Firefox before now show as tiny text/font size and or generally looks wrong (in firefox) and nothing I do seems to resolve the issue, for example I'm viewing some websites at 130% but some text on the page is still too small. I can view the same sites in chrome with no issues at all at normal 100% level, The best example I could give I can't paste here for obvious reasons, my hargreaves lansdown pension values text is all squashed together so individual text that shows on one line on chrome (correctly) shows as condensed into 2 lines in firefox, the text is big but the values beside it are not for example, any increase in the zoom level doesnt really resolve this issue, yes the text gets bigger but I shouldnt have to read it at 150% zoom !!! but 100% is waaay too small, and the values size is not in sync withe the text beside it. I count myself as fairly savvy technically, I've tried all sorts including clearing cache and cookies and checking settings etc in firefox but this one has me stumped, some sites work ok but it looks like Firefox may be struggling to cope with some sort of display extension that some sites are using to display some parts of their page Any ideas please ? Thanks

Asked by threeputt1 4 hours ago

Last reply by threeputt1 3 hours ago

Adding custom fonts (system-installed fonts)

Hi! I want to change the default serif and monospace fonts (Atkinson Hyperlegible and Hack, respectively) in Firefox. However, the fonts that are listed in the advanced f… (read more)

Hi!

I want to change the default serif and monospace fonts (Atkinson Hyperlegible and Hack, respectively) in Firefox. However, the fonts that are listed in the advanced font settings appear to be a specific list that doesn't update with the system-installed fonts, so I cannot pick the previously mentioned fonts. I tried working around by tweaking with the about:config values, but so far no luck. Any advice?

Thanks in advance, Lucas

Asked by info.lucasluduena 3 hours ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 2 days ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 10 hours ago

menus very short

All the firefox menus are suddenly very short. Unable to take screen shot as when I try with the Snipping Tool, the menu disappears. Windows 10, Firefox version 93.0 (6… (read more)

All the firefox menus are suddenly very short. Unable to take screen shot as when I try with the Snipping Tool, the menu disappears. Windows 10, Firefox version 93.0 (64 bit)

Asked by jvosburgh15 23 hours ago

Last reply by jvosburgh15 22 hours ago

deletion of firefox account with the email address d2onovangregg@yahoo.com needed as i have no longer got access to it

GOOD DAY FIREFOX OR MOZILLA SUPPORT I WOULD LIKE YOU.S TO DELETE MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT WITH THE EMAIL ACCOUNT d2onovangeregg@yahoo.com as i have no longer got access to it … (read more)

GOOD DAY FIREFOX OR MOZILLA SUPPORT I WOULD LIKE YOU.S TO DELETE MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT WITH THE EMAIL ACCOUNT d2onovangeregg@yahoo.com as i have no longer got access to it

Asked by donovangregg 1 day ago

Getting URL of latest version of an extension

Greetings, I am a sysadmin working on an enterprise deployment of a Firefox extension, specifically this one: https://addons.mozilla.org/hr/firefox/addon/bitwarden-passwo… (read more)

Greetings,

I am a sysadmin working on an enterprise deployment of a Firefox extension, specifically this one: https://addons.mozilla.org/hr/firefox/addon/bitwarden-password-manager/

It's a password manager called BitWarden.

I am deploying the extension using the official Firefox ADMX templates, so far I configured most settings correctly. When I am deploying the extension to my users (I am using Microsoft Intune), I need to provide an URL from where the extension will be downloaded. I found that URL by copying the link from the 'Add to Firefox' button from the https://addons.mozilla.org/hr/firefox/addon/bitwarden-password-manager/ link.

I found the link to be: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/3843699

What I want to know is the following: 1. Will this link stay the same for all future BitWarden extension versions? 2. Is this something that changes when a new Bitwarden extension gets released or is this link static? 3. Is there perhaps a link which automatically redirects the download to the latest available version?

Some online guides say that a 'latest.xpi' string needs to be appended to the add-on's page (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bitwarden-password-manager/ in this case), but I found that not to work. If I go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bitwarden-password-manager/latest.xpi, it throws an "page not found" error.

Thank you in advance!

Best regards, Nemanja Simpraga

Asked by simpraga.nemanja 1 day ago

Last reply by simpraga.nemanja 1 day ago

Migrating normal Firefox profiles to Firefox ESR ones

We have around 1000 Firefox installations on our government organization, all installed via the Firefox MSI installer. Unfortunately, we came late to realize that the Fir… (read more)

We have around 1000 Firefox installations on our government organization, all installed via the Firefox MSI installer. Unfortunately, we came late to realize that the Firefox ESR would be a much more suitable product, compared to the normal Firefox branch.

Now, some years ago we would simply mass uninstall the normal Firefox and mass install the (latest) ESR version and all would be well. Problem is that we have to keep existing profiles (including passwords/bookmarks etc), something that is not supported in the latest Firefox builds.

Can anyone offer some advice/"hacks" to accomplish this? Note that whatever we'll do, we'll have to do it automatically, we lack the man-power to do this manually on a system by system basis...

Thanks in advance for any information provided.

Asked by Michail Pappas 1 day ago

How do you CHANGE the location (away from Drive C) where Firefox stores temporary files (reprise)?

I'm trying to find a way to change where Firefox 93 stores my temporary internet files away from C Drive to a different drive to reduce lag. I found an article on how to … (read more)

I'm trying to find a way to change where Firefox 93 stores my temporary internet files away from C Drive to a different drive to reduce lag. I found an article on how to do it using the about:config utility, but I can't do what that article describes — right-clicking in the about:config browser does not give me the option to create a new string; there is no "new" option.

How do I change this in Firefox 93?

Asked by Bobby 1 day ago

Add ons.

Hello, I uploaded a Add on Theme, It says Firefox Browser Add-ons and it says " Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." What do i do? The link to … (read more)

Hello, I uploaded a Add on Theme, It says Firefox Browser Add-ons and it says " Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." What do i do? The link to it is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mix-of-colours/

Asked by masonjlee2809 1 day ago

secondary email address doesn't display.

I added a secondary email address, but it doesn't display. After waiting several days, I tried adding again, but it wasn't accepted with the message email address already… (read more)

I added a secondary email address, but it doesn't display. After waiting several days, I tried adding again, but it wasn't accepted with the message email address already exists. It still doesn't display. I have reviewed the on-line instructions and followed them precisely. The instructions do not cover this issue.

Any suggestions or assistance appreciated.

Asked by Henry D 1 day ago

my video in a zoom meeting

My webcam worked fine with Chrome but since I changed to Firefox browser, I cannot show my video in a zoom meeting even though my Logitech HD webcam C16 camera shows that… (read more)

My webcam worked fine with Chrome but since I changed to Firefox browser, I cannot show my video in a zoom meeting even though my Logitech HD webcam C16 camera shows that it is working on my desktop outside of the zoom meeting. The audio is fine both ways and I can see others' video. They cannot see my video. Help! Diana

Asked by D 1 day ago

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab. (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windo… (read more)

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

(Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windows 10 home X 64) 

I tried to see if i can update firefox but it says already is updated.

Please help!

Asked by subhashishchatterjee100 1 day ago