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"Delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed" checked but data remains

When I start a fresh session in firefox there is always some Kb of data showing under the "Cookies and site data" section in settings. How can it have site data and/or co… (read more)

When I start a fresh session in firefox there is always some Kb of data showing under the "Cookies and site data" section in settings. How can it have site data and/or cookies when it hasnt even visited anything yet? Whats worse is that sometimes it can be around 8Mb. So even if it is something that firefox itself puts in that folder upon starting a new session why does the data size vary that much? And its not random, it will either be a couple of tens of Kb or around 8Mb.

I have "Delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed" checked. Under "Manage exceptions" there are none. History is set to "Never remember".

I actually just checked now. Backed the text above to a file, turned all my addons off, and exited firefox entirely. Made sure there there are no firefox processes running, started it up to blank tab, and first thing I see is that there are 8.8Mb of data under the "Cookies and site data" section. I press the clear data button and exit entirely again. No processes running, start a new one, and theres 72Kb of data there. What is that?

Asked by alicewhole 2 years ago

Last reply by alicewhole 2 years ago

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log ins

when i pull up a log in page firefox always wants to fill in my log in name. i went to the settings page and firefox says that i have no saved log ins. how do i clear m… (read more)

when i pull up a log in page firefox always wants to fill in my log in name. i went to the settings page and firefox says that i have no saved log ins. how do i clear my log in name or stop firefox from trying to fill it in for me.

Asked by KTMOTY1 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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All saved passwords have been deleted after a computer crash

I had a computer crash - it happened when I was in the process of closing one Firefox window. After a reload, I find that all saved passwords after 2018 have been delete… (read more)

I had a computer crash - it happened when I was in the process of closing one Firefox window.

After a reload, I find that all saved passwords after 2018 have been deleted. Luckily I am one of these persons that ignores advice to regularly change a password and have managed to restore most of these from memory. However, that still leaves a gmail account and reddit that I cannot log into, nor have the passwords written down.

Nothing else has been affected. Bookmarks, recent history are all there. I was even able to do a Session Restore on the pages I had open. All that is missing is about four years of saved passwords. Even the predictive text that pops the user name into the prompt for a login has gone.

Is there any way that all the passwords that should be there can be restored? Are they sitting somewhere on the computer? I don't mind manually restoring them if need be but I would like to get into these accounts.

Asked by Lover_of_Goats 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Pref to block/fake font-readout?

Is there a preference in about:config to fake or simply block websites from reading the font-list of my operatingsystem? I think it is pretty ridiculous anyways that webs… (read more)

Is there a preference in about:config to fake or simply block websites from reading the font-list of my operatingsystem? I think it is pretty ridiculous anyways that websites can access this information since it has nothing todo with the webbrowser visiting the site but going beyond to spy on information that i consider private.

Same question goes for audio-readout, is there a pref to fake or block?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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firefox.cfg VS user.js (help needed..)

I want to use discord in firefox instead of using the pc-program. It appears that my firefox.cfg has some preferences that block discord from gaining microphone access. I… (read more)

I want to use discord in firefox instead of using the pc-program. It appears that my firefox.cfg has some preferences that block discord from gaining microphone access. I never used multiple firefox profiles but that changed now, i created a firefox profile for discord purpose only. However my firefox.cfg is active in both the default and the discord profile, again blocking microphone access.

As i said currently i use firefox.cfg and autoconfig.js to customize firefox preferences, but since this makes it impossible for me to use discord i will have to find another way to modify firefox, so the question is how can i use multiple firefox profiles with different preferences? Can this be done with a user.js file? After all what is the difference between using firefox.cfg and user.js?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to stop "Is your current browser giving you the best of the web" pop up on msn.com

I use msn for news and it daily gives you a pop up saying, "Is your current browser giving you the best of the web" and "Microsoft edge has new features built to..." It… (read more)

I use msn for news and it daily gives you a pop up saying, "Is your current browser giving you the best of the web" and "Microsoft edge has new features built to..."

It takes a good third of the screen, meaning I delete it each time and restore the rest of the screen. It's a pain in the rear multiple multiple times a day.

I thank you ahead of time for ideas and solutions.

Tom

Asked by holimukei 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox forces me to enable 2FA when signing in to addons.mozilla.org

Hi everyone, Last Saturday, I was able to sign in to Firefox Add-Ons Firefox Add-Ons and submit a pre-release of an add-on I'm working on. But today, I'm being forced to… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Last Saturday, I was able to sign in to Firefox Add-Ons Firefox Add-Ons and submit a pre-release of an add-on I'm working on. But today, I'm being forced to enable 2FA to simply log in to the site. I don't want to enable 2FA, I just don't need it. Can someone explain me why is this happening ? Can I just log in and submit my add-on's update ?

I've tried to sign in two different MacBooks (M1 12.1 and Yosemite 10.10.5), using two different Firefox versions (99.0.1 and 78.15.0esr). Also, I haven't enabled 2FA in my personal account.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by snunezmeneses 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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cookie management

Since the update that changed the cookie management, I have not been able to delete just my cache without losing all my cookies & login information. I'm no longer abl… (read more)

Since the update that changed the cookie management, I have not been able to delete just my cache without losing all my cookies & login information. I'm no longer able to automatically sign into a bunch of my sites.

Asked by dmacknair 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How can I save various logins where user name is the same for same domain but different subdomain?

Problem: different areas of the same domain requires unique passwords. eg example.com/admin1/ user: name example.com/admin2/ user: name The user name i… (read more)

Problem: different areas of the same domain requires unique passwords. eg example.com/admin1/ user: name example.com/admin2/ user: name

The user name is the same for both, are fixed and cannot be changed.

When I log in to admin1/ but then need to log in to admin2/ Firefox thinks I am updating my password used in admin1/ .

I have read question 1280159 (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1280159) which only partially solves it IF the user name can be modified.

How can i solved this without accidentally losing my password/s ?

Asked by zaggie 2 years ago

Last reply by zaggie 2 years ago

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PASSWORD MANGER

I have sent several emails and get no reply, how am I suposed to fix check or see my saved passwords if they all look like this...3b4a3f36-7056-4eee-bcb3-2b0838fa07e1 … (read more)

I have sent several emails and get no reply, how am I suposed to fix check or see my saved passwords if they all look like this...3b4a3f36-7056-4eee-bcb3-2b0838fa07e1

Asked by The Boss 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Password

Hi, I got a new computer and need to sign in to my account but can't remember my long, auto-generated PW. How can I reset with out losing all my data? Is it possible to t… (read more)

Hi, I got a new computer and need to sign in to my account but can't remember my long, auto-generated PW. How can I reset with out losing all my data? Is it possible to talk to a human on the phone? thanks, Tyler

Asked by TDS 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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trying to access Facebook error

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox t… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox thing?

Asked by judgeraye 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can Websites track my Theme?

Can websites i visit track my browsertheme for example system default or light or dark theme? I like the dark theme but i'm not using it because i fear it makes my browse… (read more)

Can websites i visit track my browsertheme for example system default or light or dark theme? I like the dark theme but i'm not using it because i fear it makes my browser much more unique, is that so? If so, is there a preference or another way to prefent websites from tracking my browser theme?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 2 years ago

Answered by Amelia 2 years ago

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Kroger.com says I have ad blockers or pop ups - don't think I do

I use this site every week to purchase groceries for multiple people. Suddenly this week, I am disallowed from entering the site because of ad blockers or pop ups. I ha… (read more)

I use this site every week to purchase groceries for multiple people. Suddenly this week, I am disallowed from entering the site because of ad blockers or pop ups.

I have gone into Mozilla settings and included the Kroger address and an exception. I have cleared the cache. I have rebooted several times. Using Windows 11 laptop. I do not have any other browsers installed. I used AVG Security and Norton VPN, but nothing has changed since I last used Kroger.com.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Melissa 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Loading a web site

I am not able to load www.washingtonpost.com despite providing exceptions in all privacy and security exceptions. I am currently operating in "Strict" but the same thing… (read more)

I am not able to load www.washingtonpost.com despite providing exceptions in all privacy and security exceptions. I am currently operating in "Strict" but the same thing happens in "Standard". Most of my attempts are from links, but it won't load if I just load in a https. This does not happen if I use Safari as my default browser or just enter the web site on Safari.

Asked by fordrd 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox Primary Password Not Working

I haven't had to sign in for a while, so tonight when I tried and I typed the password in correctly the box just immediately closes and reopens like its incorrect. I have… (read more)

I haven't had to sign in for a while, so tonight when I tried and I typed the password in correctly the box just immediately closes and reopens like its incorrect. I have tried locating the key3.db and key4.db which I can't find on my system, nor can I find the login.json that is supposed to have the log of passwords to back them up. I don't have any 3rd party password managers and I've tried with my VPN disconnected. I've used the password generator to secure some of my websites so I don't even know was some of my passwords are, so resetting the primary password would be a huge hassle. If someone could please help me out I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

Asked by Jeremiah 2 years ago

Answered by Jeremiah 2 years ago