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I keep having to sign in when opening Google search page

and not only that, when I click on sign in - it shows me a work email address that I rarely use - not my Firefox account / main email. I have to click NEXT then change em… (read more)

and not only that, when I click on sign in - it shows me a work email address that I rarely use - not my Firefox account / main email. I have to click NEXT then change email address from the drop down menu. I followed the setting attached. but it's still does it. I close Google tab, then go back and im signed out again! It's extremely annoying. How on earth can I fix this?

My tech info: Macbook Air Mac OS 12.2.1


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Asked by rebknell 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Private window breaches privacy - Unacceptable

I opened Private window in Firefox desktop browser for Mac, to login to gmail account. After few minutes of usage, I closed the Private window. When I opened a new Privat… (read more)

I opened Private window in Firefox desktop browser for Mac, to login to gmail account. After few minutes of usage, I closed the Private window. When I opened a new Private window the 2nd time and open gmail.com, I could see I am not signed out of the gmail account. This is breach of privacy and highly unacceptable.

Why is my account still logged in, even while using Private window? What if I was using this in a public computer? Utterly scared now of my privacy and security in using Firefox.

Asked by nousheen.n 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Impossible to use an unusual port number in local URL

Hi all :) From a fresh Linux Debian Bullseye I try to connect to a local machine with Firefox (v97 64-bits) by its hostname (avahi server with default domain "local… (read more)

Hi all :)

From a fresh Linux Debian Bullseye I try to connect to a local machine with Firefox (v97 64-bits) by its hostname (avahi server with default domain "local") with the port 6180 bound to a remote web service port (61 is the distant machine IP and 80 is the forwarded port).

When I want to open this URL : http://bionic.local:6180/ FF displays "We can't find this site ... Unable to connect to server at bionic.local ... check your network connection and firewall"

BUT ping bionic.local works perfectly and resolve the good IP address from the Chromium navigator the same URL works without a problem, I can open the distant web site.

This workaround works : add a static resolution in the /etc/hosts file : 192.168.0.71 bionic bionic.local => so FF works in the expected way for now ! But as I said this a workaround and a bad solution.

I supposed too the port was blocked because I accessed an unusual port. So I tried this without success.

How the hell make that FF v97 allows me to use an unusual port ? Or is it bound to the domain "local" which is no more accepted by FF ?

Thank you in advance for your help. With adelphity, lnj

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Asked by estebann 2 years ago

Answered by estebann 2 years ago

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Primary Email Was Deleted How Can I Change It?

I cannot add a secondary email or change my primary email without a code but my primary email was deleted by the company after my free trial ended. I’m still logged into… (read more)

I cannot add a secondary email or change my primary email without a code but my primary email was deleted by the company after my free trial ended.

I’m still logged into my account on the app but I had to delete and reinstall the desktop version because FireFox glitched and wouldn’t open.

I don’t know if the photo of the company saying my email no longer exists when I try to log in shows up, doing all of this on my phone.

Asked by mushroomgorl 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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clearing cookies on close

I have 98.0.2 running. I have selected delete cookies and site data on close, but for the past couple of weeks I have noticed that it is not clearing cookies. I am runnin… (read more)

I have 98.0.2 running. I have selected delete cookies and site data on close, but for the past couple of weeks I have noticed that it is not clearing cookies. I am running no add-ons and I am not running in private browsing. This has worked previously.

Asked by lilbobbyd 2 years ago

Last reply by lilbobbyd 2 years ago

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Help keeps mentioning a "shield" to the left of the address bar. I don't see one. Why?

Help continuously mentions something about clicking a "shield" to the left of the address bar, yet my up to date Firefox shows no "shield" anywhere i can find. Has an upd… (read more)

Help continuously mentions something about clicking a "shield" to the left of the address bar, yet my up to date Firefox shows no "shield" anywhere i can find. Has an update obviated the need for it, and if so, do we have updated help files to reflect the new control for security, vpn and cookie usage?

Asked by MaxTrax 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Primary Password

I literally just created a Primary Password for my account. It worked fine a few times and now it is not working. It says it is incorrect.I saved it in my notes with all … (read more)

I literally just created a Primary Password for my account. It worked fine a few times and now it is not working. It says it is incorrect.I saved it in my notes with all of my other passwords before creating it, and even copying and pasting it does not work. I don't understand how it worked 5 minutes ago and now it does not. I don't want to reset it and lose all my saved passwords.

Asked by ShannonFoFannon 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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forgot password

on the security tab in my account profile it show the user name and password. however the password is not shown, it has a bunch of dots. I need to know what the password… (read more)

on the security tab in my account profile it show the user name and password. however the password is not shown, it has a bunch of dots. I need to know what the password is how can I have it shown by removing the dots. don't want to change password and lose all my other logins.

Asked by vany.wells 2 years ago

Last reply by vany.wells 2 years ago

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Block on certain websites

I can't access certain websites when I attempt to leave feedback. I'm told to remove blocking. I clicked on the shield and turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection on th… (read more)

I can't access certain websites when I attempt to leave feedback. I'm told to remove blocking. I clicked on the shield and turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection on those sites. I also added the sites to the Exceptions list in Privacy & Security (Manage Exceptions). My Browser Privacy Settings are: Custom Choose which trackers and scripts to block. ✓Cookies: Cross-site Tracking Cookies ✓Tracking content: Only in Private Windows ✓Cryptominers ✓Fingerprinters

But I still can't access the sites.

Which settings do I need to change so I don't get blocked by the websites?

Asked by Denise 2 years ago

Last reply by Denise 2 years ago

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czyszczenie historii przeglądania stron z wiersza poleceń jaką komendę użyć?

Dzień dobry jak mogę wyczyścić historię przeglądania z pozimu wiersza poleceń (CMD) dla przegladarki Firefox? chciałbym politykę utworzyć by uruchomić zadanie dla wszystk… (read more)

Dzień dobry jak mogę wyczyścić historię przeglądania z pozimu wiersza poleceń (CMD) dla przegladarki Firefox? chciałbym politykę utworzyć by uruchomić zadanie dla wszystkich komputerów czy jest taka możliwość?

pozdrawiam Marek Wojnarowski

Asked by wojnarowski.marek 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Cannot autofill Credit Card Info

Got sick and tired of having to enter payment card info every time, so I decided to RTFM and follow instructions. I worked my way thru all the instructions on found on t… (read more)

Got sick and tired of having to enter payment card info every time, so I decided to RTFM and follow instructions. I worked my way thru all the instructions on found on the forum pages, and was entering the information via about:config, and got to the popup where I was asked to confirm, and clicked the button, then clicked it harder, but nothing happened.

My guess is that my Firefox and/or my Leap15.3 installation has left some file permission read-only and Firefox is unable to save this bit of data, but I really don't want to run Firefox as root. I can say more, but I see there are more boxes to fill.

So, I included a screenshot of what I hope will be the useful part of my config file.

Asked by The Singer Man 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Verificate code comes to my mail after 20 minutes

When I login I must enter the verification code that firefox send to my email. The problem is that I receive the email after 20 minutes and the code expire after 5 minute… (read more)

When I login I must enter the verification code that firefox send to my email. The problem is that I receive the email after 20 minutes and the code expire after 5 minutes. Thia happens with all firefox versions : linux, windows & Android

Asked by haknam 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to set a timeout for the master password?

I want to set a timeout for the master password. It's clearly a security threat to leave passwords unencrypted. It bothers me more than being prompted for the master pass… (read more)

I want to set a timeout for the master password. It's clearly a security threat to leave passwords unencrypted. It bothers me more than being prompted for the master password.

I remember we used to be able to set the timeout and it's a pain to go and logout the software security device after logging in to the one thing that needs the master password.

Asked by NuHash 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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How to request a change AKA contact Firefox / Mozilla itself?

Where or to whom can I send a request / recommendation / beg to get the Firefox browser actually to change something? I know what the community will say -- asked and ans… (read more)

Where or to whom can I send a request / recommendation / beg to get the Firefox browser actually to change something? I know what the community will say -- asked and answered. And no disrespect to the community at all -- it's very valuable and has been helpful to me -- but I am interested in putting this request before someone at Mozilla / Firefox who actually has the authority to decide it and do it.

FYI, not to be too mysterious about it, I think the Privacy & Security setting on Notifications would be improved by putting in a permanent option to let a user stop notifications when he or she has taken a screen shot. Allowing it to be paused now requires the user to go back in and change the setting each time he or she opens Firefox. For me, that's dozens of times a day.

On a broader scale, why not give the user the option permanently? We are, I hope, a land and community of people who prefer choice over mandates, even partial ones, when the substance of the choice or mandate does not pose a risk to others.

Thanks.

Asked by Txasslm 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Certificate Based Authentication and SmartCard requirements

Hello, We are using Firefox on macOS to access web services that require Certificate Based Authentication. Our certificates are stored on YubiKeys PIV slots. If we plug… (read more)

Hello,

We are using Firefox on macOS to access web services that require Certificate Based Authentication. Our certificates are stored on YubiKeys PIV slots.

If we plug the token, open Firefox and access the website, it works just fine. The Certificate picker is shown and the OS ask for the PIV PIN to validate the access.

However, if we do the request when the token isn't plugged, Firefox does not ask for it, the website deny the authentication and the context is kept in cache. Requesting again the web site with the token added in between does not restart the certificate lookup and we are forced to close Firefox or move to a private window to make it works.

What is the proper way to avoid this issue? Is it a known bug? Is there a way to configure Firefox to always show the certificate picker even if no certificate are found and then reload the list of certificate based on connections events?

Thanks

Asked by ygini 2 years ago

Last reply by ygini 2 years ago

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How can I print out my saved passwords in my Firefox? I do not use Chrome, just Firefox and my laptop. No cellphone.

Hi. I need to print out my saved passwords. I have no cellphone to access, just my laptop and printer. I only use Firefox and no other browser. If my laptop gets hacke… (read more)

Hi.

I need to print out my saved passwords. I have no cellphone to access, just my laptop and printer. I only use Firefox and no other browser. If my laptop gets hacked or breaks down, then I need to use someone else's computer to access my passwords in an emergency, and can't access my passwords to do so...so printing them out periodically is the smartest thing I can think of.

Help, anyone? This is pretty important to me. Thank you!

Asked by Hashachar70 2 years ago

Answered by Hashachar70 2 years ago

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Yubico security key crashed. I replaced it. Some websites still ask for the crashed security key I do not have on all my Firefox devices

I registered a Yubico security key on Firefox. It crashed, so I sent it back for a refund. I bought another model, but do not want to use it. Websites continue to ask me … (read more)

I registered a Yubico security key on Firefox. It crashed, so I sent it back for a refund. I bought another model, but do not want to use it. Websites continue to ask me the security key password and asks me to touch the security. I only used that key one time before it crashed. I can find no place to turn it off for Mozilla apps. Can you reset my account? How do I get websites that have skimpy security to stop asking for a Yubico security and they tell me Firefox requires it. I canceled one facebook account because they have very little security, but the one I used with the Yubico key one time will not let me login. The FB routines to recover a frozen account don't work. Please help Vance

Asked by Firefox Support 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Importing passwords from Chrome

Hi there. I'm in the process of switching from Chrome and I want to import my passwords. I first tried the 'import from Chrome' option - it says it's successful, but not… (read more)

Hi there. I'm in the process of switching from Chrome and I want to import my passwords.

I first tried the 'import from Chrome' option - it says it's successful, but nothing has actually been added. Same result after several attempts.

I then tried the csv route. I found out I had to change the config settings, so I did just that, but the 'import CSV' option still isn't showing even after a reset.

So now I'm at a dead end. Any bright ideas please? TIA!

FYI I'm using Firefox 99.0.1

Asked by mjwhite82 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 2 years ago

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I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01. I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit card… (read more)

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01.

I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit cards in Firefox Privacy & Security.

Please help?

Asked by Neil 2 years ago

Answered by Neil 2 years ago