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Setting Firefox up properly

I have been using firefox for years but I am always encountering problems, possibly because I have not set it up properly. I am thinking of deleting my account and starti… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years but I am always encountering problems, possibly because I have not set it up properly. I am thinking of deleting my account and starting over or trying another browser all together. I was not brought up with computers so not computer literate, I like Mozilla's ethos and donate a small amount when I can, I just need advise about setting things up, I think

Asked by Shirley E. 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (read more)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

Firefox History

If I made a firefox account, will all my history be saved on this account or just the history after making this account? I am asking this because I am going to perform a … (read more)

If I made a firefox account, will all my history be saved on this account or just the history after making this account? I am asking this because I am going to perform a clean OS installation and I need absolutely all my history.

Asked by kingofregicide 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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hi Firefox brozer does not work ?!!§

Hi firefox does not work and it clashes with 1 Password ? please help me get firefox up and going again as I have been very satisfied with firefox for many years but now … (read more)

Hi firefox does not work and it clashes with 1 Password ? please help me get firefox up and going again as I have been very satisfied with firefox for many years but now must look into changing browzer if this cant be solved ASAP

Asked by Ann-Brit Tangstad 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (read more)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Firefox menu/settings

My firefox menu bar and menu button on my laptop are actually Google's menus. When i want to change settings i'm dupposed to click on Firefox in the menu bar but it's not… (read more)

My firefox menu bar and menu button on my laptop are actually Google's menus. When i want to change settings i'm dupposed to click on Firefox in the menu bar but it's not there. This is true even when i log into my firefox account. The menu button shows tabs for gmail, contacts; etc. All Google stuff. I have been trying to sync my laptop with my android phone but all the instructions tell me to click on things that aren't there.

Asked by Southpaw326 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

I cannot manage to get FireFox screen to show the 4/5 options in the upper LH corner, to help me get FireFox as my search engine>>>.

I have been successfully using FireFox for many years, recently we downsized into a Condo,now 81 years young. I have FireFox as my default browser choice, but it only lis… (read more)

I have been successfully using FireFox for many years, recently we downsized into a Condo,now 81 years young. I have FireFox as my default browser choice, but it only lists Google on the search bar, when I type in my search in the box under the Firefox name it immediately jumps up to the top of the page Google browser.

How do I get back my screen to use FireFox as my search engine ?? I have tried to change it but will only give me two options Google or Google ?? Is it possible to go back to the screen and try and start again??

Many thanks to anyone who will give me info as to how to rectify my problem, be gentle with me as I am efficient in using the computer but less so trying to solve my problems. Robin

Asked by Robin S 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Password for Old Navy requires 2 steps

Hello, When accessing my Old Navy account they require a 2 step process for Logging In. Once I click on the login button it takes me to a page where it asks for my email.… (read more)

Hello,

When accessing my Old Navy account they require a 2 step process for Logging In. Once I click on the login button it takes me to a page where it asks for my email. Here's where I hit the issue: FireFox Password Manager does not fill this in for me; not even the auto-fill works here. After I enter my email it then takes me to a page where my password is filled in (yay!). I'm glad that it at least fills in the password but I'd like to not have to fill in my email on the previous page.

I tried to create a new entry in Password Manager but it won't take the entire url; it shortens it. This url changes each time I go thru the process which complicates everything. I was hoping to take one of those urls (https://secure-oldnavy.gap.com/my-account/sign-in?flowId=wJb1e) but it shortened it to just (https://secure-oldnavy.gap.com). I even tried creating a new entry without the last few characters (https://secure-oldnavy.gap.com/my-account/sign-in?flowId=) but again it shortened it.

Is there a way to get FF Password Manager to provide auto-fill of my email address?

Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 1 week ago

Last reply by DreaSpirit 1 week ago