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I need to find out about compatibility

I have some compatibility questions. We are running Firefox version 55.0.1. I am wondering the following: Is this version supported on MS Server 2016? Is this version su… (read more)

I have some compatibility questions. We are running Firefox version 55.0.1. I am wondering the following:

Is this version supported on MS Server 2016? Is this version supported on Citrix XenApp 7.15 or is an update required? If an update is required is it okay to run it unsupported?

Asked by Julie93 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Does Firefox on Linux needs capability CAP_SYS_ADMIN to work properly?

I'm using AppArmor on my system (Gentoo, vanilla kernel 4.9). I discovered that every time Firefox starts is trying to get very powerful CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability. Does F… (read more)

I'm using AppArmor on my system (Gentoo, vanilla kernel 4.9). I discovered that every time Firefox starts is trying to get very powerful CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability. Does Firefox drop this capability before process handles external data/access internet? Does denying this capability have any negative consequences? EDIT: I just found out Firefox is using this capabilities to sandbox itself. Its great but default AppArmor policies like http://ftp.pl.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/apparmor/apparmor-profiles_2.12-4_all.deb will deny CAP_SYS_ADMIN. Does Mozilla have any communication channels with major distributions or should i file bug reports myself?

Asked by anon432 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I am having difficulty reconnecting to the internet after I arouse my laptop from sleep mode. Is there a helpful solution I have perhaps overlooked?

My browser is Firefox, the OS is Vista, and my connection to the internet is through a Virgin Mobile USB modem (model Huawei E!60E), which is one of three devices that ar… (read more)

My browser is Firefox, the OS is Vista, and my connection to the internet is through a Virgin Mobile USB modem (model Huawei E!60E), which is one of three devices that are plugged into a four port USB hub, the other two devices being my wireless mouse transmitter and a USB memory stick. It works well enough for me, except for the annoying situation posed in my question. After shutting down my computer, on restart Virgin Mobile prompts me rather quickly to connect to the internet. This it then does, and quite swiftly. BUT, if I arouse my PC from sleep mode, not only does it not offer me a prompt (apparently it is not designed to do so, according to Virgin), but also it takes five or six painfully slow attempts to finally make internet connection again which eventually seems to occur as much due to sheer chance as to any identifiable reason. I achieve this by clicking on the connect button of the Virgin prompt screen (which I have to manually activate to appear), and then keep clicking 'connect' and 'cancel' repeatedly until finally success ensues. It would be so much simpler if the condition 'sleep mode' creates with the modem could be avoided, so that I could quickly reconnect again to the internet. The time I save by not shutting down, is more than lost by wasted time trying to reconnect to the internet after 'sleep' I have tried some of the predictable fixes -- namely uninstalling and re-installing Virgin, as well as fiddling around with settings related to "Allowing the computer to turn off this device", but without success. I also note that if I go to 'Computer', the entry that appears for Virgin Mobile describes it as "CD Drive (F:) Virgin Mobile" which, of course, it is not. Would it be possible for some kind person out there to offer me an explanation and some clues as to what best to do? Regards, kevindu

Asked by kevindu 5 years ago

Last reply by finitarry 5 years ago

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Can I integrate a custom Add-On URL for use on a disconnected network?

I manage systems on a disconnected network (no Internet access) and I would like to provide my users an easier way to load Firefox add-ons. Currently we have to install … (read more)

I manage systems on a disconnected network (no Internet access) and I would like to provide my users an easier way to load Firefox add-ons. Currently we have to install them manually. Is it possible to create a custom internal URL for the "Get Add-On" link to point to?

Asked by waynefk 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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text shortcuts not working

I just got firefox (as per my kids request). I have a macbook pro. None of my custom text shortcuts (example ILY=I love You) are working. Is there a way to use these wh… (read more)

I just got firefox (as per my kids request). I have a macbook pro. None of my custom text shortcuts (example ILY=I love You) are working. Is there a way to use these when I am using firefox?

Asked by zachandkerry 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Do you have a single diagram that labels all the possibe major browser components?

Since things keep changing at light-speed these days, do you have a single diagram that shows all of Firefox's main elements with all their names? For example, what your … (read more)

Since things keep changing at light-speed these days, do you have a single diagram that shows all of Firefox's main elements with all their names? For example, what your developers call the "navigation bar" is where the "location bar" is, followed by the the "search bar" , with several interspersed areas that include both Firefox standard icons and some add-ons' icons. (I don't know what those interspersed areas are called.) Your help info now refers to an awesome bar, which is apparently another name for a souped-up location/address/URL bar (per "Awesome Bar - Search your Firefox bookmarks, history and tabs from the address bar"). You've got a relatively new blue down-arrow control on the nav bar which provides a drop-down tray, whose name again I know not. There are also bookmark, add-on (now discouraged, I think), and additional bars that may be added, and perhaps others.

I don't want to become a developer. I just want to know how to use the customization features. If you don't already have it, a single diagram that shows the browser with all its optional parts would be *better* than a thousand words (in articles like "Awesome bar" and "Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars"), just to orient users (and hopefully keep them updated with changing versions and labels).

Thanks again fo your assistance.

Asked by JeffQ 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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I've been using Firefox for years... but don't have password? Have never had a password.

I don't know if I'm a member of Firefox or not... Been using it for years but have never had a Password. While here...do not understand the article from Healthgrades -- l… (read more)

I don't know if I'm a member of Firefox or not... Been using it for years but have never had a Password.

While here...do not understand the article from Healthgrades -- ll about COPD looks like advertising to me.

Asked by wait4ME 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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How long would it take changes made to bookmarks on one device to sync and be reflected on another device? (same Mozilla account signed in on both devices)

I changed a couple names of my bookmarked pages so that it would shorten the pop-up menus and sub-pop-up menus that appear whenever I hover over different folders of "Boo… (read more)

I changed a couple names of my bookmarked pages so that it would shorten the pop-up menus and sub-pop-up menus that appear whenever I hover over different folders of "Bookmarks" I've saved. I'm seeing those changes reflected on the device on which I made them but not on my other computer where I'm also signed in to the same Mozilla account.

Any idea why those changes aren't syncing and being reflected across all my devices? Or... how long do such changes typically take to sync?

Thanks! -Nate

Asked by illumiNate 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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HI, Last two days I have face problem for calling facebook sharing window it is thirdparty call so pls allow call in firefox browser other browser it is working

I have give Facebook third-party call on client page but currently it is not working on Firefox it shows the "X-Frame-Options" issue please solve it.

Asked by mark27henry 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mass update of Bookmarks "Location" as domain has changed

Hello Is it possible in Fx to perform a mass update/modification on the URL addresss (e.g. Location Field) from about 800 of my bookmarks? This is required as a site I us… (read more)

Hello Is it possible in Fx to perform a mass update/modification on the URL addresss (e.g. Location Field) from about 800 of my bookmarks?

This is required as a site I use has changed their domain, so I need to modify the URL addresss by switching the domain name and change from http to https

from http://OLDdomain/xxx.. remaining of bookmark location address to https://NEWdomain/xxx.. remaining of bookmark location address

I am currently doing this manually by cut and paste in the Bookmark Manager (Show All Bookmarks window) but I am a bit tired after already doing 50 -- so wondering can this be automated in some way.

thankyou

Asked by jendrew 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

Firefox Bookmarks - Too few tags permitted

Hi, I trust you all had a (well deserved) merry Christmas. I have a question regarding bookmarks in Firefox. This is something that has been bugging me for some years (ye… (read more)

Hi, I trust you all had a (well deserved) merry Christmas.

I have a question regarding bookmarks in Firefox. This is something that has been bugging me for some years (yes, it has taken me that long to get around to asking about this). Over the last decade I have amounted a large assortment of bookmarks, which I have carefully structured and also add suitable tags to (as I know what I am likely to search for in future). This works very well for me and it's surprising how my past self has been so accurate at predicting what I may find useful to my present/future self, when it comes to searching for something in my bookmarks.

Herein lies my problem though. I often need to put in a number of tags to make a given web resource findable in the future. For example, I was just reading up about the Google compute module, and have been trying to enter the following tags: Google Edge TPU (Neural compute) sbc network artificial intelligence machine vision intel stick Quantization

This number of keywords is too long, yet I don't want to really remove any of these words/acronyms. Why are the bookmarks so heavily restricted with regards to tags? I see that when I look at the bookmarks, there is also a **keywords** option too, but those words are not searchable, so I don't see much value in placing anything in there.

I am not 100% sure, but I could swear too, that bookmarks used to have a description section too, where I could make notes regarding a weblink (EG: "this website has particularly good recipes for pasta, but ignore their vegatarian options as they don't review very favorably"). I may be thinking of another web browser from a long time ago. Having a description field for each bookmark (which is not restricted to a ridiculously short length like the **Tags** field) would be an excellent idea.

so, to summarize: 1. How do I work around having such a short **Tag** field (and when is Mozilla going to fix this?) 2. Can we please have a Description field for each bookmark. Please!

These are just about my only criticisms of what is otherwise my absolute favorite of browsers. Thanks for the great work and effort by all, and have a prosperous and healthy 2021.

Asked by Witenite 2 months ago

Last reply by knowledge is like power 2 months ago

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Subdomain wildcard certificate not recognized

We have created a self signed CA certificate that verifies a sub domain "*.dev.mydomain.example", NOT as in the more common case the whole domain "*.mydomain.example". … (read more)

We have created a self signed CA certificate that verifies a sub domain "*.dev.mydomain.example", NOT as in the more common case the whole domain "*.mydomain.example".

Firefox does not properly recognize a sub domain of this wildcard, e.g. cms.dev.mydomain.example.

The error message is:


cms.dev.mydomain.example uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for *.dev.clearsense.at (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)


using Firefox 36.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.9.5

Asked by gpin 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I was away from home for 5 days and Mozilla was stripped from pc.

The only thing I have left of Mozilla is the icon on my desktop. When I finally opened my email, everything was changed -- from appearance and priorities all the way to t… (read more)

The only thing I have left of Mozilla is the icon on my desktop. When I finally opened my email, everything was changed -- from appearance and priorities all the way to the taskbar, which was GONE. I'm not a computer expert, but this is weird. Any idea what might have happened or who might have sabotaged me?

Asked by SavedByHisGrace 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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search text in home page set to autocomplete=off, can I change this field only to autocomplete=on

On the about:home web page the search text field is set to autocomplete=off when I inspect the field element. I would like to change it to autocomplete=on on a permanent … (read more)

On the about:home web page the search text field is set to autocomplete=off when I inspect the field element. I would like to change it to autocomplete=on on a permanent basis. I can do this on a session basis by editing the element details but I would like to be able to do this permanently. Is there a method by which this can be done? I would also need to remove the "searchSuggestionTable" references.

My reason for requiring this is that I use the Forms History Control add-on. This allows a drop down of my own search history entries to be displayed rather than those from a search engine.

Thanks for any suggestons.

Asked by czaz999 4 years ago

Last reply by Scribe 4 years ago

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How to have Firefox check add-on age only on startup.

I'm looking for an about:config switch that can be toggled to disable Firefox checking add-on age except when starting it (I suspect this age is "app.update.lastUpdateTim… (read more)

I'm looking for an about:config switch that can be toggled to disable Firefox checking add-on age except when starting it (I suspect this age is "app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer").

I occasionally set my Windows clock back about two years, which used to just throw security errors on new pages. Now it also disables add-ons, which is obnoxious. Even after resetting the clock and restarting Firefox, they still can't be enabled unless extensions.legacy.enabled is set to true, which seems inadvisable.

Alternately, is there a number I can reset "app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer" or another variable to that will re-enable extensions?

Thanks.

Asked by concinnus 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago