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How to automatically block Canvas?

Some of the Support-Members here already know im using privacy.resistFingerprinting - true. Now, each time im visiting a website im being asked to block or allow fingerpr… (read more)

Some of the Support-Members here already know im using privacy.resistFingerprinting - true. Now, each time im visiting a website im being asked to block or allow fingerprinting. How can i set this so it will always auto-block canvas?

-see attached screenshot

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 weeks ago

Answered by andmagdo 2 weeks ago

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paasword

Hi.I can log in to my Firefox account but can,t see the password.I,m tring to sych my p.c. with my Android telefoon.On my p.c. account it says that my phone is linked but… (read more)

Hi.I can log in to my Firefox account but can,t see the password.I,m tring to sych my p.c. with my Android telefoon.On my p.c. account it says that my phone is linked but i still need my password to log in.The reason for all this is because i wan,t to use firefox pocket and i don,t want to loose any info by having to reset my Paasword.I do have my master Paasword,can i use that.If not,what is my best option.With Regards Andrew

Asked by andrew 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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How to save about:config for a new Installation?

I made a few changes to about:config. How can i save the about:config settings for a new Firefox installation? My bet is this is possible either with distribution-policie… (read more)

I made a few changes to about:config. How can i save the about:config settings for a new Firefox installation? My bet is this is possible either with distribution-policies.json or with a HTML. I used Kali Linux, this operating system comes with a pre-configured Firefox installation. For example it uses a permanent darkmode with duckduckgo even while cookies are denied. It also comes with customs about:config settings like disabled telemetry.

Those are all the setting i changed and i would like to find out a permanent way to import them to Firefox, right after installaing the Browser. It's time consuming changing each setting manually after each install...

toolkit.telemetry.enabled false browser.urlbar.placeholderName DuckDuckGo app.update.enabled false geo.enable false extensions.pocket.enabled false pref.privacy.disable_button.view_passwords false network.protocol-handler.external.mailto false datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled false datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.structuredIngestion.endpoint leer browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry.ut.events false browser.ping-centre.telemetry false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun false toolkit.telemetry.server leer toolkit.telemetry.server_owner leer toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabledFirstSession false toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled false toolkit.telemetry.unified false toolkit.telemetry.prompted false toolkit.telemetry.rejected true toolkit.telemetry.pioneer-new-studies-available false experiments.activeExperiment false experiments.enabled false experiments.supported false network.allow-experiments false media.peerconnection.enabled false (WebRTC leaks)

If you know any more settings that shuld be disabled, please let me know!

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Stop Blocking 3rd-Party Cookies

I need to edit a website in WebFlow. But when I log into the admin for the site, I get the attached dialog saying I need to make sure that Firefox accepts third-party coo… (read more)

I need to edit a website in WebFlow. But when I log into the admin for the site, I get the attached dialog saying I need to make sure that Firefox accepts third-party cookies. I turned off the Cookies setting in Privacy-Security, but that didn't help. How do I turn off blocking third-party cookies?

Asked by MichaelJonas 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Disable certificate verification

I can't seem to disable the certificate verification on Mozilla Firefox. As you can see on the screenshot, the error code is SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER. I tried multiple so… (read more)

I can't seem to disable the certificate verification on Mozilla Firefox. As you can see on the screenshot, the error code is SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER.

I tried multiple solutions, including :

- https://smallbusiness.chron.com/disable-firefox-rejecting-certificates-59249.html - The three solutions from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20088/is-there-a-way-to-make-firefox-ignore-invalid-ssl-certificates - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1234483 - All of the solutions from https://browserhow.com/how-to-fix-mozilla-firefox-ssl-certificate-error/ - https://itectec.com/superuser/how-to-make-firefox-ignore-all-ssl-certification-errors/

and so on.

Is there a way to disable this for only one website, or at least for all website ? I got a web interface which is self signed (if I understand everything correctly) where we can bypass the certificate "error" but it would be great if I just could configure Firefox to skip it entirely for this interface (as I'm certain it's not insecure and even if it was I'd still use it because I can't use anything else for now.

I know Chrome has a command line which do exactly what I want (--ignore-certificate-errors) but Firefox is a must go for me so I'd prefer to find an option on this browser.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by r.roch 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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How to setup Encrypted ESNI

After watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfY_bNJTBI i went to https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/ and did the test. Result is 3/4. (See screen… (read more)

After watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfY_bNJTBI i went to https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/ and did the test. Result is 3/4. (See screenshot below) Secure DNS, check DNSSEC, check TLS 1.3 check Enrypted SNI, fail In Firefox i tried doing exactly what the person did in the video but i dont have the settings he is showing in about:config Why is that? (Below you can see the screenshot, those settings are missing from about:config)

So my question reamins simple, how can i enable Enrypted SNI in Firefox?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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changing my email

I want to change my email to [email-removed], but in order to do that I need to verify I own a secondary account that has unfortunately been shut down Below is a screensh… (read more)

I want to change my email to [email-removed], but in order to do that I need to verify I own a secondary account that has unfortunately been shut down Below is a screenshot of my Primary Gmail account as proof I own it, and would again like to deactivate my secondary email entirely, and change my primary. Thanks - Isaac

Asked by isaach77 2 weeks ago

Answered by isaach77 2 weeks ago

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History being deleted evry day

Hi, so I am a regular user of mozilla firefox on windows system. I did not notice when the problem started but firefox has been deleting my history everyday. I log in nex… (read more)

Hi, so I am a regular user of mozilla firefox on windows system. I did not notice when the problem started but firefox has been deleting my history everyday. I log in next day and there is no record of any previous history. I mostly browse on normal mode not the private, also the history settings are also checked not to clear browser history when firefox closes. Also I did not have a mozilla accoount previously before writing this question. Could it be the reason behind firefox deleting the history ? Would you please tell me what can be the issue and will I be able to resolve it on my own ? Thank you !

Asked by manasimuley2497 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Authentication Required - Mozilla Firefox (Ubuntu 20.4.3 ARM64)

Hi Team, I have set the proxy only at /etc/environment, but I do use proxy in only one specific user to run my azure cloud agent in order to use pipeline, however to be a… (read more)

Hi Team,

I have set the proxy only at /etc/environment, but I do use proxy in only one specific user to run my azure cloud agent in order to use pipeline, however to be able to stablish the agent's connection to the azure's platform I "must" to open a firefox session and input manually the "Authentication Required - Mozilla Firefox" (The proxy moz-proxy), until that moment no problem at all. In a period of 60 minutes after I have rebooted the client my authentication is asked again, it looks like is a cycle, I really need to fix it. The great way is the authentication to remain such as autologin or something similar.

Could you please assist? I is impacting my project.

Thank you very much,

Asked by wagnerricardodasilva6 2 weeks ago

Answered by andmagdo 2 weeks ago

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Check and change location access for a website

I had Amazon open while doing something and it accessed my location. I would like to block Amazon from doing this in the future, but I can't find a way to check which web… (read more)

I had Amazon open while doing something and it accessed my location. I would like to block Amazon from doing this in the future, but I can't find a way to check which websites have this permission. I've tried going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Settings, but this only shows one website which has location permissions blocked.

Asked by Jacob N 2 weeks ago

Answered by andmagdo 2 weeks ago

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Mozilla is now redirecting my Downloads to OneDrive, not my local hard-drive as intended

I am trying to get rid of OneDrive on my newly purchased Windows 11 Dell computer -- because it is a fact that Microsoft has no idea how to assure security of my stuff (s… (read more)

I am trying to get rid of OneDrive on my newly purchased Windows 11 Dell computer -- because it is a fact that Microsoft has no idea how to assure security of my stuff (see yesterday's zero-day vulnerabilities in Excel, eg). BUT when I go to Mozilla/Settings/Files/Downloads/ Save files to, Browse ..., and Select Folder 'Desktop' and then a folder I have newly created on my Desktop [called 'FFox downloads'], the name is changed to "C:\Users\[mynamedfolder]\OneDrive\Desktop\FFox downloads⁩". And it is NOT possible to edit the text in the 'Save files to' to remove the 'OneDrive' path within the Mozilla box. And there is no warning that the desired location has been altered to send it to Microsoft and the cloud, not the hard drive in my office.

Details: When I look via Start File Explorer, 'This PC' contains 'OS(C:)'. which is my Local Disk per Type--clearly hardware, not cloudland). However, within 'This PC' also exists 'Desktop', containing the folders I see on my monitor/desktop, including a new folder I created there, as one always could before, called 'FFox download' to try to use it to save downloads locally, ie without sending the actual download (and/or a copy of same) to the cloud. BUT, with Windows 11, a look at Properties admits its 'physical' location is actually 'C:\Users\[mynamefolder]\OneDrive\Desktop! Also, under OS (C:) exists Users, containing a [mynamefolder] name, with a OneDrive folder within it, and Desktop within that, my intended local FFox download folder within that. HA!! Obviously it is not Mozilla's fault that Microsoft is being sneaky. I suspect Microsoft is redirecting or copying everything on my Desktop, which in the past would exist only on my 'Local Disk', to cloudville. I have been unable so far to figure out how to fix this: do you by chance know, if so I would be most grateful. And I suspect others who wish to protect their information will, too.

Workaround: For now, I have created a new folder on OS (C:), called 'LocalDesktop', and within it a new folder, 'Localdownloads'. This seems to work, in that FFox will accept that as the place to send downloads.

ACTION ITEMS: I suggest Mozilla put a bold Warning that your FFox downloads in Windows 11 will no longer go to you alone, and certainly not insert the phrase 'OneDrive' into the 'Save files to' box when those words were NOT chosen via 'Browse...'.

[What I don't know, so far, is whether Microsoft is also copying the contents of this local folder to OneDrive, and I fear that if so there will be no warning given of this security breach.] Thank you, and thank you Mozilla for providing Firefox to the world, Rich

Asked by rareevesmd 3 weeks ago

Answered by rareevesmd 3 weeks ago

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Remotely add exception to Saved Passwords for specific sites

Good afternoon! We need to add a "Saved Password Exception" to Firefox on several remote computers on our network (Non-Domain). We do not want to block the saving of all … (read more)

Good afternoon!

We need to add a "Saved Password Exception" to Firefox on several remote computers on our network (Non-Domain). We do not want to block the saving of all passwords, but want to specify a few websites to never ask or prompt to save.

I was hoping I could do this with Mozilla.cfg or Policies.json, and distribute it over the network to each PC. All I have found is a way of blocking all site password save-prompts with "signon.rememberSignons" in the Mozilla.cfg.

Any suggestions on how to set exceptions for specific sites with either using the Mozilla.cfg or Policies.json? Otherwise I may need to edit the firefox configuration manyally on each PC.

Suggestions?

Thanks everyone!

Asked by ar550n1c 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Clear my Cache

Unable to clear the Cached Web Content. In settings and security, I "Clear Data." I have the browser set to clear upon exit. I have gone into my control panel (windows… (read more)

Unable to clear the Cached Web Content. In settings and security, I "Clear Data." I have the browser set to clear upon exit. I have gone into my control panel (windows 10) and also set my security to clear all upon exit from browser. I have rebooted my computer after clearing and resetting my preferences. I have used my Bitdefender to clean everything I could think of.

Please tell me how to clear out. I have never had this problem before.

Asked by jvermont 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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"Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" setting won't stay ticked

Firefox won't save my passwords setting I go to Settings > Privacy and Security and tick the box that says "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites". I have also… (read more)

Firefox won't save my passwords setting

I go to Settings > Privacy and Security and tick the box that says "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites". I have also chosen "Remember History" so "Firefox will remember your browsing, download, form, and search history".

I then exit Firefox (either by "Exit" or clicking the X) to save the setting. Then when I go back in to Firefox, the "Ask to save logins and passwords ...." box is unticked and have to tick it again to get all my passwords for sites. It never saves the setting.

Running Firefox 94.0.1 on Windows 11.

Colin

Asked by drgazgiz 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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firefox two-step authentication always fail because of wrong recovery code

I am keeping trying to set up a two-step verify on my firefox account, but stuck on the last step of input the recovery code, even if I input the right recovery code, it … (read more)

I am keeping trying to set up a two-step verify on my firefox account, but stuck on the last step of input the recovery code, even if I input the right recovery code, it still tells me I entered wrong code.

Asked by locallearner 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Enabling addons on per website basis

Hi, I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet. This is imho a big flaw in the privac… (read more)

Hi,

I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet.

This is imho a big flaw in the privacy of users.

There are trivial cases, for example if I use a YouTube downloader plugin, I obviously want it to monitor my browsing ONLY when I'm on youtube.com...

And there are some critical cases: when I browse my web banking, or when I go on some trading website, I don't want my financial operations to be at risk because of an add-on that is very useful everywhere but on those site.

However, I don't want to exclude all the add-ons for those website too, that would be just too much.

I think there's already a coding base in place, since you can disable each add-on when using private windows. This could be enhanced by having a system of whitelist/blacklist instead. And this feature would actually make more sense than using a private window.

Another way would be to have this feature on per container, instead of per website, than would work well too.

People have different activities, and some requires useful plugins, that are very specific. I mean Keepass's add-on (for example) is useful everywhere, but many add-ons are related to one activity at a time.

For example, if I'm a marketer and want to analyze website, I'll use add-ons for having stats on metadata or keywords or even real time reports from Alexa or from AliExpress, etc...

But when I'm reading my email, I'm not happy those add-ons can see my data.

That would be tedious to disable all those plugins every time I change activity, especially since we are productive humans so obviously we need to alternate those activities doing multitask all the time.

And the private window option is not flexible enough for that kind of multitasking, when containers are.

I hope this helps everyone understand clearly why I think my request is not only a real user need, but also currently a flaw in users privacy since most people will not trade the comfort of their add-ons for some privacy concern they don't always understand...

I know this is some kind of feature request more than ask for help, but https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ is out of service so I don't know where to address my concern here.

Thanks for helping me pushing this idea forward.

Asked by Stopi 1 month ago

Answered by Seburo 1 month ago

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Firefox ID/PW and security settings and cookies

I would like to set up Firefox like it worked 5 years ago where I just click on a link and get logged in automatically. I have stored URLs, IDs and PWs into Firefox's mas… (read more)

I would like to set up Firefox like it worked 5 years ago where I just click on a link and get logged in automatically.

I have stored URLs, IDs and PWs into Firefox's master password area. But apparently, my cookie/security settings/tracking settings are not right because when I click on a link, I don't get logged in automatically.

What settings should I use to get logged in automatically if my URL/ID/PW are in Firefox's Primary Password?

(Ultimately, I would like to use Norton's Password Vault and Firefox, but I think that might be compatible for an auto login?)

Thanks. Rick.

Asked by Rick17 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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FF 93+ refuses to download M3U files from HTTP sources - How can I have it accept by default?

Many web pages provide hyperlinks to their audio streams using M3U or M3U8 files. These hyperlinks are served via HTTP because popular media players, like Windows Media P… (read more)

Many web pages provide hyperlinks to their audio streams using M3U or M3U8 files.

These hyperlinks are served via HTTP because popular media players, like Windows Media Player or WinAmp, don't support HTTPS.

Currently, Firefox refuses to download files via HTTP (see image attached).

I always need to manually unlock those files in order to listen to audio streams. This is rather cumbersome.

Is there a setting available unlocking downloads from HTTP sources?

Asked by Alman 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Firefox 94 broken extensions

Adblockers, namely ghostery, and other extensions are broken. Some pages that adblockers would allow to load quickly take 'forever' to load - or at least far longer than … (read more)

Adblockers, namely ghostery, and other extensions are broken. Some pages that adblockers would allow to load quickly take 'forever' to load - or at least far longer than I'm willing to wait - which is minutes since I try to load them in the background. Also autoplay blocking doesn't seem to work since it constantly tries to load video even though I have autoplay shut off.

Asked by Hatch44 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago