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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (read more)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Asked by joey_moey 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Passwords

Hi! How can I remove new function in Mozilla? I don't know how is proper form in english version but it's somthing like 'use sefely generated password'. It doesn't work, … (read more)

Hi! How can I remove new function in Mozilla? I don't know how is proper form in english version but it's somthing like 'use sefely generated password'. It doesn't work, I can't log in using it and it disturbs by covering numbers under frames so I can't see which number of password is it. Please help me Łukasz

Asked by woockash 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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since logins and options are displayed in tabs, can addons having all tab data permission read them?

earlier logins used to be displayed as dialog/popup. but now, since logins and options are displayed in tabs called lockwise, can addons having all tab data permission re… (read more)

earlier logins used to be displayed as dialog/popup. but now, since logins and options are displayed in tabs called lockwise, can addons having all tab data permission read them?

Asked by Manish @aurira 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How could I batch update AD password in firefox Lockwise web page.

I use active directory account in my company. There are a lot of intranet website to login, and I saved the AD password to lockwise. But in AD security strategy, password… (read more)

I use active directory account in my company. There are a lot of intranet website to login, and I saved the AD password to lockwise. But in AD security strategy, password will expire within 90 days and I have to update it. So how can I sync the new password for all intranet website ?

Asked by huangcy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 75 on MacBook Air 10.15.4 | Why won't all of my Cached Web Content clear, manually or on close, despite all relevant settings activated (4.4 MB remain)?

I have also downloaded and tried a Firefox recommended "Clear Cache" toolbar add-on, to no avail. If my computer collects more than 4.4 MB of cached data, the overage wil… (read more)

I have also downloaded and tried a Firefox recommended "Clear Cache" toolbar add-on, to no avail.

If my computer collects more than 4.4 MB of cached data, the overage will clear. It's the 4.4 MB that won't disappear.

I am a long-time Firefox user who always clears cached content and site data prior to closing my browser, and I have never noticed this issue until two or three days ago.

My computer has only one installed plugin, i.e., Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0.

The attached images show my Privacy & Security settings.

Any suggestions? Thanks, in advance.

Asked by jason 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I stop Chrome browser (work managed) from copying everything i update on my FireFox browser? Apologies if this is a basic question.....

So at home I use 2 x browsers: Chrome & Firefox, with FF being my default browser. Ive also been using both browsers at work, until now cos they now "manage" our Chro… (read more)

So at home I use 2 x browsers: Chrome & Firefox, with FF being my default browser. Ive also been using both browsers at work, until now cos they now "manage" our Chrome on all PC's. Ive exported my Chrome passwords to .csv and removed all my passwords that are not work related. Ive signed out of syncing Chrome on my work PC. Ive removed all my bookmarks (except for work) and cleared all my browser history, cache etc "all time". What Ive noticed now when Ive opened my Firefox that any bookmark folders have been removed simultaneously, and if i add anything on my FF, it auto adds to the Chrome browser. What else do I need to do here please? Im drawing a blank as to what else I need to do....

Asked by PreshsOz 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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question about Web Push notifications

In the support article about notifications: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/push-notifications-firefox it states: Sites can also use Push to update data in the backg… (read more)

In the support article about notifications: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/push-notifications-firefox it states: Sites can also use Push to update data in the background even without showing you a notification.

What data does this include?

I'm reluctant to use these notifications at all until I know what they could change without telling me.

Asked by xizzix22 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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missing some of the passwords after update to 76.0

After update to 76.0 which "..strengthens protections for your online account logins and passwords, with innovative approaches to managing your accounts during this criti… (read more)

After update to 76.0 which "..strengthens protections for your online account logins and passwords, with innovative approaches to managing your accounts during this critical time:" Firefox has "strengt away" multiple passwords. Set to default the search engine and removed all of my addons.

Asked by icextend 1 year ago

Answered by Pallavi kumari 1 year ago

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Account security

I have Firefox auto save password on my browser. Sadly my pc was just stolen. I’ve deleted my Firefox account since. When the burglars turn on my pc and open Firefox will… (read more)

I have Firefox auto save password on my browser. Sadly my pc was just stolen. I’ve deleted my Firefox account since. When the burglars turn on my pc and open Firefox will they have access to all my saved passwords or will all that be wiped when I deleted my original account?

Many thanks.

Asked by engkhem 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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A message from Monitor said my information is in 6 data breaches. The linked in stuff I can fix. But evite? They must have my e-mail. Don't know how to get to that or the other sites listed I've never heard. What do I do more than change Linked in?

Please let me know what I should be doing other than tightening linked in which has no crucial information anyway. My e-mail will get back on e-vite because someone wil… (read more)

Please let me know what I should be doing other than tightening linked in which has no crucial information anyway. My e-mail will get back on e-vite because someone will send me an invitation. The other places should not have any information on me since I've never visited, don't know what they are.

Asked by mskinsey 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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facebook container

I think I have added the facebook container extension, but I don't see an icon on my toolbar. Is it really functioning on my mac?? I have very high privacy settings wi… (read more)

I think I have added the facebook container extension, but I don't see an icon on my toolbar. Is it really functioning on my mac?? I have very high privacy settings with firefox.

Asked by grnlksea 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Saved Passwords do not work at truist.com (a bank)

When I go to Truist.com, my recently merged bank, it remembers my userid OK, but fills in the password field with about 200 random ASCII characters. I tried to delete an… (read more)

When I go to Truist.com, my recently merged bank, it remembers my userid OK, but fills in the password field with about 200 random ASCII characters. I tried to delete and re-establish the saved password, but Firefox either gets messes it up or more likely the web site messes it up. The result is that the true saved password in lost and the ASCII rubbish re-appears.

Work-around is to not let Firefox save the password for this site. It works A-OK with the other 150 or so passwords. Check out the screen shot attached.

Luv Firefox, even donate once in a while.

Thank you,

 Jim Court  [  jimcourt1@gmail.com  ]

Asked by jimcourt11 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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website logins

firefox logs me into a particular site even though save passwords is turned off and none are listed as saved. this happens even after closing firefox and opening a new wi… (read more)

firefox logs me into a particular site even though save passwords is turned off and none are listed as saved. this happens even after closing firefox and opening a new window. i logged in last week to this site, and opened it today and its still logged in.

Asked by Gieto 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Firefox Passwords using Browser Firefox Lockwise

Hi, I receive your emails on security (How to avoid wire fraud, spot spyware, smash spam and more) and my concern is holding all my passwords in Firefox Lockwise on my Wi… (read more)

Hi,

I receive your emails on security (How to avoid wire fraud, spot spyware, smash spam and more) and my concern is holding all my passwords in Firefox Lockwise on my Windows devices which are synched. If someone or some process gains access to one of my PC's they would also I presume gain access to all my passwords. Is this true? If so, can I implement password access to my Firefox Lockwise passwords on Windows machines?

Thanks for your thoughts and hopefully reply.

best regards, Terry

Asked by terry_morrison 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Not able to login into google account

Nothing happens when I enter my gmail id and click Next in google login page. Seeing the below error message in Developer Tools -> Console. Content Security Policy: T… (read more)

Nothing happens when I enter my gmail id and click Next in google login page. Seeing the below error message in Developer Tools -> Console.

Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at https://ssl.gstatic.com/accounts/static/_/js/k=gaia.gaiafe_glif.en_GB.Qmzxml1wSug.O/am=AVSKJSkBIAAAAQMAAAAACAAAHgRgEJjrDQE/d=0/excm=glif_initial_css/ed=1/rs=ABkqax2exLx40csLSt8ILw0WSxSJK2QV2g/m=sy2x,sy2w,i5dxUd,m9oV,RAnnUd,sy2y,sy2z,sy30,uu7UOe,sy31,sy32,sy33,soHxf (“script-src”).

Asked by reswaran 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago