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Outgoing Connections

Every time I launch Firefox, it attempts to connect to a number of domains automatically; some of which, it strikes me, may not be entirely necessary and should, therefor… (read more)

Every time I launch Firefox, it attempts to connect to a number of domains automatically; some of which, it strikes me, may not be entirely necessary and should, therefore, not be automatic.

For instance, I have automatic extension/plugin updates off by default, so why does FF try to connect to versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org and/or versioncheck-bg.addons.mozilla.org every time I launch it?


How many of the following do I actually need to give a pass to in my firewall and how many can I safely block?

I appreciate that a couple (e.g. githubusercontent) may be related to specific extensions/plugins, but the majority are from Mozilla/Firefox, so what what is each of them for, specifically?

aus5.mozilla.org ciscobinary.openh264.org content-signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net example.org firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com ipv4only.arpa publicsuffix.org push.services.mozilla.com raw.githubusercontent.com redirector.gvt1.com services.addons.mozilla.org versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org versioncheck-bg.addons.mozilla.org


Thanks.

Asked by imajzineer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Setting- camera permission worked 1 time, site disappeared from permission and can't be added back

I added my first site to setting- camera permission this morning and got camera to work. Later went back to site and camera wasn't working. Checked setting which didn't l… (read more)

I added my first site to setting- camera permission this morning and got camera to work. Later went back to site and camera wasn't working. Checked setting which didn't list any site, added the URL again and clicked save. Clicked setting again an no site is listed and camera isn't connecting. HELP! This is for a doctors visit.

Asked by grt_49 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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BBC News website videos not functioning

Using Firefox 103.0 on a Mac running Monterey. Since updating to FF 100.0 or possibly 101.0, the BBC News website's videos won't play. I've tried turniing off all privacy… (read more)

Using Firefox 103.0 on a Mac running Monterey. Since updating to FF 100.0 or possibly 101.0, the BBC News website's videos won't play. I've tried turniing off all privacy/security add-ons and settings but still nothing. Just a grey rectangle with the BBC logo in it (see screenshot).

Safari can play them though. Any ideas?

Asked by strewth101 1 year ago

Answered by strewth101 1 year ago

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Just upgraded 100 → 103 : how to disable <Ctrl><W> now ?

Until FF100, I used to disable <Ctrl><W> (close tab) by modifying browser/omni.ja, commenting the following line out in chrome/browser/content/browser/browser… (read more)

Until FF100, I used to disable <Ctrl><W> (close tab) by modifying browser/omni.ja, commenting the following line out in chrome/browser/content/browser/browser.xhtml :

<key id="key_close" data-l10n-id="close-shortcut" command="cmd_close" modifiers="accel" reserved="true"/>

It worked until FF100, but doesn't work anymore in FF103 : commenting that line out seems to have no effect on <Ctrl><W>.

Does anybody know why ? Or does anybody know a way to disable <Ctrl><W> ?

Background : on French keyboards, the <W> key is right next to <X>, so when I try to do a cut/paste (<Ctrl><X> → <Ctrl><V>) I sometimes end up doing <Ctrl><W> by mistake, thus closing the tab. Re-opening the tab doesn't always do the trick, sometimes the latest work is lost.

Asked by chentaocredungtao 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Outlook 2010, "This operation has been canceled due to RESTRICTIONS in effect on this computer"

Outlook 2010 Windows 10 Home edition, Can not open hyperlinks in Outlook e-mail. Get error messge "This operation has been canceled due to RESTRICTIONS in effect on this… (read more)

Outlook 2010 Windows 10 Home edition, Can not open hyperlinks in Outlook e-mail. Get error messge "This operation has been canceled due to RESTRICTIONS in effect on this computer" Help!

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Emails in gmail account being blocked from printing them out.

Just recently I can't print out emails that have information I want to use from the computer. A box pops up that says a pop-up may be blocked. I didn't think an email is … (read more)

Just recently I can't print out emails that have information I want to use from the computer. A box pops up that says a pop-up may be blocked. I didn't think an email is a pop-up. Help!!!

Asked by jackie.pearsonmft 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Google Drive thinks ff ver 103 is outdated

Hello ! I am using ff latest ver 103.0.1 on Windows-10-Enterprise-22H2-19045.1865-x64. When I go to drive.google.com/ it redirects me immediately to their support s… (read more)

Hello !

I am using ff latest ver 103.0.1 on Windows-10-Enterprise-22H2-19045.1865-x64. When I go to drive.google.com/ it redirects me immediately to their support site displaying page : https://support.google.com/drive/answer/6283888?visit_id=##################-##########&p=unsupported_browser&rd=1

hash is a single decimal digit above.

On the support page, there is a button labeled "Update your browser". On clicking that ff opens another tab showing website : https://updatemybrowser.org/

This website says my ff version is 45. I wonder where did they get this number from .... !

So I installed a user agent editor extension ( https://mybrowseraddon.com/custom-useragent-string.html ).

Now updatemybrowser.org says I am using latest ff. But Google Drive still redirects me to their support site.

Same behaviour seen in ff safe mode when all extensions are disabled.

What do I do to access the Google Drive page?

Thank you.

-Gamma

Edit : typoes

Asked by GammaP 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Forgotten my password but still logged in to my account?

I've forgotten my password for my firefox account but im still currently logged into it and I want to move my firefox account to my new computer but don't know the passwo… (read more)

I've forgotten my password for my firefox account but im still currently logged into it and I want to move my firefox account to my new computer but don't know the password to login and sync it. I dont want to reset my password because I'll lose all of my saved passwords and bookmarks. Is there anything I can do?

Asked by murasakibara 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Allowed one site to use camera while still blocking request from other sites

How do I add a site in setting - camera permissions to allow it to use my camera and microphone while still blocking other sites from asking to be allowed to use it. Du… (read more)

How do I add a site in setting - camera permissions to allow it to use my camera and microphone while still blocking other sites from asking to be allowed to use it.

Duplicate. See https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1385117

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Youtube videos won't play lately, but will in Chrome.

YouTube worked fine in the past, but for at least the last few days (likely longer) Firefox 103.0.1 won't play anything. Chrome works fine still. Other large transfers … (read more)

YouTube worked fine in the past, but for at least the last few days (likely longer) Firefox 103.0.1 won't play anything. Chrome works fine still. Other large transfers work fine.

Latest video I tried to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkN8Aqb2IBc Is a DND group playing with an actor from The Outpost (TV show on CW)

In Firefox I see the initial video preview image, and after clicking to play I get a constant spinning progress animation but the video never plays. Turning on the debug overlay info shows plenty of download capacity detected (I forget the name in the UI) but very little ever transfers (bars further down).

Only oddity I can see in the debug info it puts in the the clipboard is the wrong Angle GPU. I have 2 x NVIDIA 1080ti's in SLI, and it sees a 980. Chrome shows the expected value instead. I filed a bug on the Angle project just in case. I looked on the Firefox about:support page with hardware acceleration disabled and it showed two webgl driver entries (1 and 2), both with 1080ti listed.

I tried disabling the performance feature setting and hardware acceleration (closed app then opened again). No difference.

Windows 10 x64, latest patches. Latest NVIDIA drivers through GFE (auto updates itself). Two Windows 10 graphics options are on (GPU scheduler and Variable Refresh Rate).

I've seen a couple notifications from Windows about Firefox "attempting" to use GPU hw acceleration, but I have no idea why it'd be blocked. Clicked it and it did nothing. I looked in my event viewer and didn't find anything useful either. I haven't manually set any applications to use a certain GPU. Integrated GPU from CPU is disabled in BIOS.

GPU isn't overclocked. CPU is barely. And I see no reason to think this is related. In the past I'd get reboots and event viewer errors. Even when it worked in the past I was similarly overclocked. All programs (diagnostics) I've run to verify proper functioning have passed.

Asked by EternalStudent 1 year ago

Last reply by niketgada 1 year ago

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The page isn’t redirecting properly.

Unable to access www.metrobyt-mobile.com with Firefox for Windows but it works fine in other browsers and with Firefox on Android. All I get is a blank white page for ab… (read more)

Unable to access www.metrobyt-mobile.com with Firefox for Windows but it works fine in other browsers and with Firefox on Android. All I get is a blank white page for about a minute then it says:

The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.metrobyt-mobile.com.

  • This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

I checked and verified that cookies appear to be correctly enabled and checked other questions about this problem but was unable resolve the issue.

Asked by ceo255 1 year ago

Last reply by ceo255 1 year ago

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I can't download zipped folders from Google Drive because "third-party cookies aren't enabled," even if they are.

I am not sure what category this goes into since I don't know if this is a cookie problem or a security problem or what. I can download individual files from Google Driv… (read more)

I am not sure what category this goes into since I don't know if this is a cookie problem or a security problem or what.

I can download individual files from Google Drive just fine. But when I try to download entire folders from Google Drive, I can't download them as of a couple days ago. It looks the file zips, but then it won't let me actually download the file. Instead I get an error message "Can't download file. To download this file, try enabling third-party cookies for Drive."

The problem first started a couple days ago. (I have Firefox set to update automatically. Checking my update history, it looks like it started with 103.0.1 when it was updated Aug 1) The day the problem started, after trying just about everything, I cleared all my cache, site data, and cookies. That did fix the problem. But today when I got on, the problem came back. It was a huge hassle to log in again and do 2FA for everything again last time. If I have to do that every couple of days, I'm dropping Firefox because as much as I love it I just can't.

My browser privacy settings are set to Standard. I also currently have Firefox set to delete all cookies and site data upon close, with the exception of a list of websites I use every day. That includes drive.google.com. I have since added every google website I can think of, including the ones that it looks like Google tries to access when downloading zipped folders (as seen in Chrome) such as takeout-pa.clients6.google.com.

Things I have also tried besides clearing all site data:

  • starting Firefox with all add-ons disabled
  • turning Enhanced Tracking Protection off entirely on Google Drive
  • Changing my security settings from Standard to Custom and changing "Cross-site tracking cookies, and isolate other cross-site cookies" to just "Cross-site tracking cookies"
  • Changing my security settings from Standard to Custom and not blocking any cookies at all
  • Going into about:config and changing the network.cookie.sameSite.laxByDefault setting from false to true (It was on false when problem started. I changed it back after troubleshooting.)
  • Doing all of the above in various combinations

If it matters, when I was changing the laxByDefault setting, I can see two other settings with that phrase but I don't know what they do exactly. If changing either of these would help, let me know. network.cookie.sameSite.laxByDefault.disabledHosts [the rest is blank] network.cookie.sameSite.laxPlusPOST.timeout [currently set to 120]

And Google Drive still claims it can't download zipped files. I am going slightly insane because I have to download several large folders from Google Drive every day. Currently my solution is to download all files in Chrome.

I can also try uninstalling and going back to 102 somehow, but that's not a good permanent solution. I guess I can also try clearing the cache again. But there's got to be a better way. It's way too much of a hassle to do that every couple of days.

Please help. Thank you.

Asked by justaddwater 1 year ago

Last reply by justaddwater 1 year ago

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password saver

I have searched and searched, tried some formums...and no one seems to have a straight clear answer. when I go to my password maneger, How can I edit or change anything w… (read more)

I have searched and searched, tried some formums...and no one seems to have a straight clear answer. when I go to my password maneger, How can I edit or change anything when every pasword and site looks like this. 3b4a3f36-7056-4eee-bcb3-2b0838fa07e1 I have no idea they all look like this.

Asked by The Boss 1 year ago

Last reply by The Boss 1 year ago

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Importing logins and passwords from old SSD

My old Win PC has suddenly died (burnt mobo) and I purchased a new one. System SSD from old PC works. How can I transfer logins and passwords to my new PC (just registere… (read more)

My old Win PC has suddenly died (burnt mobo) and I purchased a new one. System SSD from old PC works. How can I transfer logins and passwords to my new PC (just registered Mozilla acc today, so Sync option is not for me). What files, where to search (for the SSD from the old PC) and where/how to copy to a new one? I am noob here ((( Thank You very much for help.

Asked by ksynkin1 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

How can I permanently turn off Firefox's "update available" pop-up reminder?

I use Firefox version 103, the old version that is perfectly compatible with an extension I always use. I love this old version, and I don't want to update it to the new … (read more)

I use Firefox version 103, the old version that is perfectly compatible with an extension I always use. I love this old version, and I don't want to update it to the new version. But the update reminder pops up many times everyday. it's so annoying. I used "about config" to turn it off (see photo 2); it works a bit, but the popup still there once daily after the configuration. I want to turn it off permanently. Is there any way to do it? Thank you very much!!

Asked by wongbouwing 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 2 weeks ago

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gmail on Firefox

Within the last few days, the font in gmail has changed. When I go to gmail settings I can select a different font but the "save settings" remains greyed out and therefo… (read more)

Within the last few days, the font in gmail has changed. When I go to gmail settings I can select a different font but the "save settings" remains greyed out and therefore the change cannot be made. If I enter gmail on a different browser I can change the font. This fault seems to be related to Firefox. Do you have a solution?

Asked by jack.blair2505 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Asking to save credit card number

I can't recall if this problem occurs all of the time or not. The problem is this.............when buying something online or donating online using a credit card I often… (read more)

I can't recall if this problem occurs all of the time or not. The problem is this.............when buying something online or donating online using a credit card I often get the message...."Save credit card number-choose Yes or No" or something to that effect. Is there a way to modify the settings on my browser so that I do not get this question about saving my credit card number? Or is this an issue with how the website I am browsing at works and therefore I cannot make a one-time fix? Thanks.

I am using Linux and the latest browser 103.0.1

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I am receiving "DOMException: The quota has been exceeded." ERRORS

I am using a WooCommerce plug that allows for website manipulation via real time CSS changes. I am repeatedly receiving this message, and the browser freezes and has to b… (read more)

I am using a WooCommerce plug that allows for website manipulation via real time CSS changes. I am repeatedly receiving this message, and the browser freezes and has to be reloaded:


DOMException: The quota has been exceeded.

Uncaught DOMException: The quota has been exceeded.


I dont seem to have this issue with other browsers. I would like to keep using FireFox, how do I fix this? Ive already cleared the cache and current settings for memory are at 1 gig... it only buys me some time as eventually the symptoms reappear.

Asked by tuatha 1 year ago

Last reply by tuatha 1 year ago

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Addons cant install

I had problem with Firefox. He was slow, i reseted, but my addons disappear. Now i have problem, i can install any addon's. Doesnt matter, official or unofficial. I cant … (read more)

I had problem with Firefox. He was slow, i reseted, but my addons disappear. Now i have problem, i can install any addon's. Doesnt matter, official or unofficial. I cant anything. Firefox was again reseted, uninstalled and again installed. No matter what i do, come this massage:

"Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt."

Asked by anderworld55555 1 year ago

Answered by anderworld55555 1 year ago