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I CANNOT delete **all** my stored passwords at once?

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to… (read more)

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to clear out all my stored passwords on this firefox browser installation, unless I simply uninstall firefox -- which is exactly what I am about to do. And now that I am aware of this appalling security flaw, I am sorry to say that I will be uninstalling it from everywhere else I use it too.

How can it possibly be that it is thought to be "OK" that in order to remove stored passwords, the user must remove each individual password separately. In my case, that is 227 passwords!! I can clear all browsing history, all cookies, all site-cache data, etc etc.... but several minutes of searching, both in the settings and more generally online, only has produced a way to remove passwords one at a time?

If i have missed the UI to do this, then I apologize for being so annoyed -- but in that case I must report that the feature is EXTREMELY well hidden.

I just cannot BELIEVE any browser I sign into with firefox sync almost instantly copies 227 passwords of mine onto a machine, and that I cannot remove them without doing several HUNDRED clicks.

What am I failing to understand here?

It would be much appreciated if some future answer to this question could also be sent to [email]@gmail.com. I do not think i will be logging into my firefox account again until I can feel more secure that the act of logging in won't copy hundreds of passwords in a way which I then need to spend hours removing.

I loved this browser, but unless I am mistaken about this problem, I'm afraid I simply can no longer use it.

This particular firefox browser is running on an old old lubuntu 386 laptop. Or rather, it is about to be "was running." Perhaps this is a problem in some old old version of firefox which I am running because I am on such an old machine. It is 84.0.2 (32 bit) running on an old old Acer Aspire One. If that is the case, may I a suggest that you add to your support pages some information on how to remove ALL saved logins in a single act.

Thank you scott petrack

Asked by scott.petrack 20 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 20 hours ago

UI: Login usernames/passwords drop-down list extends below screen.

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list… (read more)

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list is scrollable by mouse and arrow (up/down) keys, so it wouldn't be necessary to extend the list that far down. Just until the lower boundary of the current firefox windowwould have been sufficient.

The result is that I can't see (nor select) the usernames that are listed below the screen.

Firefox 75 64 bit on Fedora 32.

I hope this description was clear enough as I'm hesitant to include a screenshot showing all usernames involved on those site.

For anyone who wonders why so many logins: it's a list of email adresses currently in use in a webmail service.


Thanks.

Asked by arie_firefox.com 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

stored password security in firefox

I just installed Brave, and clicked on "Import settings & bookmarks", then chose Firefox from a popup list Without typing my password, or doing anything else, Brave t… (read more)

I just installed Brave, and clicked on "Import settings & bookmarks", then chose Firefox from a popup list

Without typing my password, or doing anything else, Brave then instantly imported all of the saved passwords that I had stored in Firefox. I can now view all of my most secret saved passwords of Firefox... in Brave

This makes me wonder, if Brave can instantly import (and display in clear text) all of my Firefox saved passwords, couldn't any other rogue app do exactly the same?

Shouldn't they be stored in an encrypted format, at least?

Am I missing something or are the passwords wide open that Firefox saves?

Asked by stuff3 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

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How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (read more)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 17 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 14 hours ago

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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Bookmarks toolbar not displaying any bookmarks.

Since, the update to 84.0.2(64 bit), my bookmarks toolbar has stopped showing the bookmarks that reside under the Bookmark Toolbar folder and it keeps on showing the mess… (read more)

Since, the update to 84.0.2(64 bit), my bookmarks toolbar has stopped showing the bookmarks that reside under the Bookmark Toolbar folder and it keeps on showing the message "For quick access, place your bookmarks h ere on the bookmarks toolbar.", even though I already have 10-12 bookmarks under bookmarks toolbar.

Asked by yagyanshskumar 1 day ago

Last reply by yagyanshskumar 20 hours ago

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Audio mp3 only saved as html although extension

Hello, I always download mp3 files inside webs using "Save as" and ".mp3" method. Sometimes I had to explicitly save filename with ".mp3" extension to force audio downloa… (read more)

Hello, I always download mp3 files inside webs using "Save as" and ".mp3" method. Sometimes I had to explicitly save filename with ".mp3" extension to force audio download. However trying to download an audio no matter what format I write in file always download only webpage as .html never as .mp3. Looking at sourcecode (image attached) I found a detail containing "chrome" in webpage. Later, I tried downloading with Chromium at it worked properly. Does anyone know how to download this from Firefox?

Thanks in advance for your help. P.D. I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0.

Asked by blazeditch 1 day ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

Not able to access google or any of its features

I have been getting "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" when trying to access google or any of its services like youtube or gmail etc. I have not tampered with any of the default sett… (read more)

I have been getting "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" when trying to access google or any of its services like youtube or gmail etc. I have not tampered with any of the default settings. Please provide me with a solution.

Asked by iampharikrishnan 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

How does Firefox determine the most recent downlaod folder? Why does it change arbitrarily?

I have set the Downloads preference to "Always ask you where to save files". When I download a file (I usually download PDF files), Firefox presents the file picker dial… (read more)

I have set the Downloads preference to "Always ask you where to save files".

When I download a file (I usually download PDF files), Firefox presents the file picker dialog with some directory pre-selected.

I would expect Firefox to pre-select the directory where I saved my most recent file.

However, Firefox often switches between several of my recent directory, seemingly absolutely arbitrarily. It would present the most recent directory e.g. 5 times in a row then suddenly switch to some other directory on its own.

This is EXTREMELY annoying and bad, as it is easy to overlook the changed directory and save the file in an unintended directory. It happened several times to me.

This behavior so destructive and annoying that I would consider it a bug that should get fixed (other browsers do not do this!). However if it is for some strange reason considered to be a feature, how can it turned off and how can Firefox be made to ALWAYS present the most recent download directory?

Asked by johann.petrak 1 day ago

Saving downloaded stuff

Is it possible to save anything Firefox already downloaded? Currently all the “save” buttons seem to mean “download”; even the “view source” button makes additional reque… (read more)

Is it possible to save anything Firefox already downloaded? Currently all the “save” buttons seem to mean “download”; even the “view source” button makes additional request which may fail or even redirect (so e.g. clicking that on http://a.b/c may led one to view-source:http://d.e/f if the former page became a redirect in the meantime)

Asked by numzer0 1 day ago

Download progress icon doesn't work

That download progress icon on the upper right used to always work and lately it has stopped. I have version 84.0.2 for Ubuntu Linux. I click on it and nothing happen… (read more)

That download progress icon on the upper right used to always work and lately it has stopped. I have version 84.0.2 for Ubuntu Linux. I click on it and nothing happens. I like to check the speed to see if maybe I should switch to a different VPN server or not.

Asked by pdsimdars 1 day ago

RDP only shows a blank Firefox, in VMware console it works fine?

I have a VMware VM used as a desktop by a team and they've reported that Firefox only shows a blank screen. It doesn't respond to anything, if I click the burger and clic… (read more)

I have a VMware VM used as a desktop by a team and they've reported that Firefox only shows a blank screen. It doesn't respond to anything, if I click the burger and click options then it doesn't even open a new tab. And I can't even access about:config.

However I've discovered that if I access the desktop via the VMware console then FF works perfectly fine, if I RDP onto the desktop and run FF I get the behavior as I've described.

Even weirder...is if I launch the browser in an RDP session and then seize the session via the VMware console then the behavior stays there until I relaunch it.

And vice versa if I launch the browser in the vmware console and then log in via RDP the browser works perfectly fine until I relaunch it!

What could be causing this?!

I've tried: Disabling hardware acceleration Cleanly uninstalling Reinstalling both the latest version and latest ESR Removing my profile All resulted in in the same blank FF.

No other VM running FF is experiencing this issue, and I'm the only one with rights to modify things.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by meshuggener 1 day ago

When saving an edited PDF form the text is rendered exceedingly large

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully v… (read more)

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully view and "Open" the PDF within the browser, and even edit the text properly. However, upon saving or printing, the text gets rendered with a massive font size nullifying the ability to edit in browser. I've been trying to find some online resources without success, and can't seem to find others reporting a similar case.

I've disabled all extensions and restarted Firefox, but did not notice any change in behavior. Any tips for debugging? Attached are two pics of the PDF form while editing, and then the rendered PDF after saving.

Asked by dailyherold 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Where does Firefox store SQLITE download history

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract. The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my download… (read more)

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract.

The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my downloaded files if it's not there.

BUT!!! In order to know the files aren't there, Firefox has to know where did I put them.

I searched the home folder but nothing named `download` is in the folder.

I asked a question for what should I do https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1312757 but doesn't get anything remotely useful.

Asked by palm22180 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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How to find "Deleted" download file location

I use `Always ask you where to save files` when download and every time I download something they're always in different places. The problem is if I rename the file when … (read more)

I use `Always ask you where to save files` when download and every time I download something they're always in different places.

The problem is if I rename the file when I forget to rename it before I press the download, Firefox says the file is missing and refuses to tell me where did I save that file. The `Open Contained Folder` is greyed out and I can't find any location related text.

How can I find where did I download my files?

And why `Open Contained Folder` has to be greyed out?

Asked by palm22180 2 months ago

Answered by palm22180 1 day ago

Pressing tab to focus search suggestions instead of search engines on search bar.

Hello there, I am using Firefox 84.0.3. When I type in the search bar suggestions show up that's ok but I feel a little awkward when I have to press Up/Down arrow to focu… (read more)

Hello there,

I am using Firefox 84.0.3. When I type in the search bar suggestions show up that's ok but I feel a little awkward when I have to press Up/Down arrow to focus items in search suggestion list. Instead want to use the Tab key. If i want to change the search engine i can use Alt + Up/Down arrow.

Thanks.

Asked by Tin 2 days ago

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page and tab refresh when loading

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04 I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data i… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04

I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data is fresh, since Firefox just started, but WRONG !

This wastes lots of time, both in errors and manually restarting each of many tabs.

I need to find how to set Firefox to NOT use old data when it starts. I don't need to refresh every few minutes or hours,, JUST when starting.

HOW do I accomplish this ?!?

Thanks!

Asked by RogerDavis 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

Corrupted close button on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap 84.0.2 (64 bits) there is something wrong with close button, presented in the attachment. The X seems corrupted. Does anyone know how to fix th… (read more)

On Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap 84.0.2 (64 bits) there is something wrong with close button, presented in the attachment.

The X seems corrupted.

Does anyone know how to fix that?

Asked by henioStraszny 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Ramdomly high IO activity when watching video

It usually happens when I loading page or watching video on YouTube/ Bahamut Anime(ani.gamer.com.tw). When it occurs, the video still can play until the video cache empty… (read more)

It usually happens when I loading page or watching video on YouTube/ Bahamut Anime(ani.gamer.com.tw). When it occurs, the video still can play until the video cache empty, and after switching to another and switching back, the page becomes all white except a loading circle at the center. This situation takes about 3~5 minutes. I have tried refresh firefox, and disable all addons.

Asked by Mizuyoru_TW 2 days ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 2 days ago

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Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 2 weeks ago

Answered by Scribe 3 days ago