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Sync of critical preferences like search engine, privacy etc don't sync, they change too

OK I have been trying to go 100% Firefox for just a few months but with privacy and security as primary directive. It would be wonderful to just be in ine well moderated … (read more)

OK I have been trying to go 100% Firefox for just a few months but with privacy and security as primary directive. It would be wonderful to just be in ine well moderated browser ecosystem and actually being able to have my preferences, interest and personal information centralized with eventual goal of digitally divorcing tech companies from my personal data. I still have to use a lot of different devies with varying OS and it literally took me two years to help Apple fix an AppleId problem. Now that I have that sorted out I have been hoping to move away from gmail entirely and eventually have my own mailserver but using icloud now for macs and pcs.


At a minimum it seems like even after forced manual I have not properly sync an imac with windows 10 PC. So to keep it simple I stay there but this morning when I typed into Firefox on my iMac its was google search not Duckduckgo. Not only have I synced it in firefox but icloud should be redudant and I had removed google from list of potential search engines. There seems to be some way for a hostile takeover of these settings and google connstant agressive intrusions asking for data is not just wrong or annoying its simply impossible to not have facebook or google track me beyond california digital privacy standards. The worst offender may be youtube. I want to fix the browser and sync my stuff. But I am also looking for extensions that will help me do that better.

I am pretty thorough and now just want to learn more and would like to believe one can have a semblance of privacy but it seems like it will be an adversarial experience when the companies that do can rollback privacy with clever tv ads. The 'providers' clearly do not give hoot about rules, preferences and laws designed to protect people's rights.. That is what is particulary frustrating. It is not a fair fight but a good one. I guess what I am wondering is if there are specific modules you could add to detect maybewhen an event like change in search engine occurs and whether logs may exist as to how or why the change was made. Even if it was an accidental quick through a popup in chromium or edge where I was always being cued to come back to Chrome. Logging out doesnt always seem to work so i tried syncing with and chrome with more or less same results. Very little actual control or at least a tendency to revert back to the data miners preferences over mine. I want to help stop that.

Asked by 0light 2 years ago

Last reply by Melchior blausand 1 year ago

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I can't access MediaFire

When I try to access MediaFire it doesn't load and get errors etc. And other sites are slow etc. Is there anything I can do to fix it? Also how do I contact FireFox email… (read more)

When I try to access MediaFire it doesn't load and get errors etc. And other sites are slow etc. Is there anything I can do to fix it? Also how do I contact FireFox email official support? I don't like asking on the forums since I want a legit agent ;p

Asked by jillv46 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Protecting cookies from select sites

How do i protect cookies from being deleted in mozilla firefox? I have one account that "doesn't recognize my device" when I enter my user name and password, and require… (read more)

How do i protect cookies from being deleted in mozilla firefox? I have one account that "doesn't recognize my device" when I enter my user name and password, and requires them to contact me with a code every time I try to log in...It is very annoying!!

Asked by wetazz 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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1370719 contained a response to my problem, but it is greek to me

The root problem is that when I try to open a movie in a web browser, I get the message "Oops. Your web browser is no longer supported. " see attached. 1370719 had a … (read more)

The root problem is that when I try to open a movie in a web browser, I get the message "Oops. Your web browser is no longer supported. " see attached.

1370719 had a response that made no sense to me.

Is there anyway to fix this issue?

David

Asked by d.l.briggs 2 years ago

Last reply by d.l.briggs 2 years ago

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Many common words missing in FireFox spell checker

I once found a live bug opened for this, but I don't find it anymore. The spell checking dictionary, as many pointed out, is horrible. It lacks tons of common words, as … (read more)

I once found a live bug opened for this, but I don't find it anymore.

The spell checking dictionary, as many pointed out, is horrible. It lacks tons of common words, as well as commonly used tech,internet, you name it - jargon words.

Is there (there should be) a repository to add missing words? Through my usage I add words to my private dictionary. Would be shame not to use this as part of this bug handling.

Asked by zarnivop 2 years ago

Last reply by pentaquark 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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Google Ad Services is interfering with my websurfing

I seem to have gotten something called Google Ad Services. It frequently interferes with my getting to websites and I cannot find how to block it or remove it. HELP! … (read more)

I seem to have gotten something called Google Ad Services. It frequently interferes with my getting to websites and I cannot find how to block it or remove it. HELP!

Asked by Michael Z. Jody 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 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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prefs.js -- malware inserted

The Firefox prefs.js file was quarantined by avast yesterday. Message indicated malware had infected the file. Now when I click on the Firefox icon the MSN browser come… (read more)

The Firefox prefs.js file was quarantined by avast yesterday. Message indicated malware had infected the file. Now when I click on the Firefox icon the MSN browser comes up. How can I get back to using Firefox safely? Can I uninstall Firefox, then re-install it to make the problem go away?

Asked by shfergu 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Ring Free Softphone Desktop Windows 10

Provisioning link for RingFree Communications Windows 10 desktop softphone not working in Firefox on windows but works on MAC ??? Has anyone found a work around for … (read more)

Provisioning link for RingFree Communications Windows 10 desktop softphone not working in Firefox on windows but works on MAC ??? Has anyone found a work around for this ?

The weird thing....Running Firefox 99.0.1 on a MAC it works fine, but fails everytime for windows. Clicking the provisioning link from my outlook email opening in firefox. Upon clicking on the provisioning like it fails to provision the Ring Freesoft Windows 10 Softphone Desktop client... It works for Chrome and Internet Edge PLEASE HELP

Asked by mastertechwizard 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Several websites get a 404 error or no action when clicking on a link. The same thing works in MS Edge.

Follow the dialog at homelink.com to report an error with a garage door remote problem. Clicking on "Submit" gets a 404 error. I've had similar problems with other webs… (read more)

Follow the dialog at homelink.com to report an error with a garage door remote problem. Clicking on "Submit" gets a 404 error. I've had similar problems with other website dialogs, but usually the link is just ignored. For example rockler.com, when attempting to place an order - nothing happens. In both cases, switching to MS Edge works correctly.

Asked by daviddejongh 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Lost bookmarks with browser update

Hi My browser updated to latest version 100.0.1 but all my opened tabs are missing. And what is more important all my sync bookmarks are also gone. I can note restore any… (read more)

Hi My browser updated to latest version 100.0.1 but all my opened tabs are missing. And what is more important all my sync bookmarks are also gone. I can note restore any of sync data.

Asked by robert.ryczek 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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listing description on ebay seems to get squashed into 10% of page width when seems to be set for 100% and is only TD element on the TR

Page in question but appears to be all listings: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255449833961?hash=item3b79ff21e9%3Ag%3AZtIAAOSwIIxiC%7EHz&LH_ItemCondition=2000%7C2500%7C… (read more)

Page in question but appears to be all listings:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255449833961?hash=item3b79ff21e9%3Ag%3AZtIAAOSwIIxiC%7EHz&LH_ItemCondition=2000%7C2500%7C3000%7C4000%7C5000%7C6000%7C7000

Code seems to look like it should fill the width

<title>eBay</title>
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							<p>TRACE  ELLIOT AH500-7 500 WATT BASS AMP HEAD </p><p>Comes complete with foot switch,euro power cable , midi cable </p><p>and amp cover. This UK Model is becoming very rare due to demand for its awesome sound . The unit has very little use as it was a backup amp for the same TE Bass-head.</p><br /><br /><br /><p>The AH500-7 is a 500W bass head with a 7-band graphic EQ to fine tune your sound with ease. Highly efficient output stage uses MOSFET technology. Footswitchable features include Pre Shape; graphic EQ; compressor with self-adjusting, program-dependent attack/release times; and an output mute.</p><p>* 500W</p><p>* 7-band graphic EQ</p><p>* Footswitchable Pre Shape; graphic EQ; compresor with self-adjusting, program-dependent attack/release times; output mute</p><p>* Series effects loop</p><p>* Electronically balanced XLR DI output (selectable pre/post preamp)</p><p>* Highly efficient output stage using MOSFET technology</p><br /><br /><p>Dimensions: L 48.5 x 34 x 13 [cm].</p><p>Weight 15.3 [kg].</p><br /><p>This is item is advertised as a  COLLECTION ITEM  but the buyer is welcome to arrange a uplift with a courier service . I will box the item securely for a small fee for the parking materials £5.00 .</p></div>
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Asked by oscarstankard 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Some sort of Blank pop-up type area on all sites - cant use the mouse in this area.

Please help me remove this blank area section on the web pages. its on all of them on every tab. I have tried restarting and updating. I cant get it to go away. thank yo… (read more)

Please help me remove this blank area section on the web pages. its on all of them on every tab. I have tried restarting and updating. I cant get it to go away.

thank you Mark

Asked by Marko 2 years ago

Last reply by vannerwinner 1 year ago