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Whats the difference between "active logins" and "cookies" when deleting history

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there … (read more)

When deleting Firefox' history I can choose to clear "active logins" and/or "cookies". But "cookies" are mostly used to store information about "active logins". So there seems to be some overlap. I'm interested in the technical difference between the two. I suspect "active logins" is clearing only session cookies, while "cookie" is clearing also/only non-session cookies? But I haven't been able to find reliable documentation on these details. Could someone help me out?

Asked by don119 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Unable to add Exception to > Enhanced Tracking Protection

First of this issue is atleast 4 years old. I found various different people having this problem. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432644 It should be a P5 n… (read more)

First of this issue is atleast 4 years old. I found various different people having this problem. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432644 It should be a P5 not a P3. This official Mozilla article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-trusted-websites-your-allow-list-firefox-focus Does NOT work.

I am trying to add an expection to tracking protection but there is no such option, as descriped at Bugzilla. In the adress bar i removed the tracking protection for a website. But it was NOT added to the exception list. I dont allow 3rd party cookies and auto delete cookies when closing Fox. I think that is the reason why it's not working, if this is the case it's a bug.

What i actually tried to do, using dark-theme from duckduckgo permanently. Because as right now, i must change the theme every single time i reopen Firefox. This is Bull**** honestly. Even when i add duckduckgo as an addon, it does not save the dark theme!

Asked by Firefox_Bug_Report 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

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 6 hours ago

can't restore passwords or bookmarks

Please help recover my many passwords. Win7 had gotten corrupted; so I had a shop install Win10. In prep, I did a backup with the SW bundled with my USB Seagate BackupPlu… (read more)

Please help recover my many passwords. Win7 had gotten corrupted; so I had a shop install Win10.

In prep, I did a backup with the SW bundled with my USB Seagate BackupPlus. On the same drive, I did a backup with Win7's backup tool. I exported bookmarks.html and bookmarks.json to the drive being upgraded.

The shop saved & restored ONLY the tree under users/ ... and likely, not all of that. Searching what was restored yields no match for "appdata", "prefs.js", etc

Worse, the backups I took with the Win7 and Seagate tools also seem to lack the files needed to restore my many site passwords. I'm hoping you can tell me how to recover those passwords.

Asked by wdjohnson3 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

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 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Unable to access "my social security account" on ssa.gov Of course ssa support claims Mozilla Firefox Browser is issue 202110211333

Unable to access "my social security account" on ssa.gov. Of course ssa phone support (and every other website i have issues with) claims Mozilla Firefox Browser is the i… (read more)

Unable to access "my social security account" on ssa.gov. Of course ssa phone support (and every other website i have issues with) claims Mozilla Firefox Browser is the issue 202110211333

It's been over 2 months I have been attempting contact with them by phone, email, online. I have cleared cache, updated browser, etc. Please assist.

Gratitude's in advance!

fyi: image upload keeps cycling....sending without images.

Asked by Jerlynn 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 16 hours ago

deletion of firefox account with the email address d2onovangregg@yahoo.com needed as i have no longer got access to it

GOOD DAY FIREFOX OR MOZILLA SUPPORT I WOULD LIKE YOU.S TO DELETE MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT WITH THE EMAIL ACCOUNT d2onovangeregg@yahoo.com as i have no longer got access to it … (read more)

GOOD DAY FIREFOX OR MOZILLA SUPPORT I WOULD LIKE YOU.S TO DELETE MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT WITH THE EMAIL ACCOUNT d2onovangeregg@yahoo.com as i have no longer got access to it

Asked by donovangregg 23 hours ago

lockwise passwords empty

hello, i have the latest firefox 93. all my passwords in lockwise are empty, but when i need a password or update a password i can tell that they are being updated. how c… (read more)

hello, i have the latest firefox 93. all my passwords in lockwise are empty, but when i need a password or update a password i can tell that they are being updated. how can i find the listing of my passwords in lockwise? thanks.

Asked by massarogregory 2 days ago

Last reply by CMECb.ka 1 day ago

Signed out of Firefox account after app restart

Hi, have a problem. I am using a Firefox account to sync between my PC and laptop. After I close Firefox on my PC, however, it signs me out of the account and I have to s… (read more)

Hi, have a problem. I am using a Firefox account to sync between my PC and laptop. After I close Firefox on my PC, however, it signs me out of the account and I have to sign in again when opening Firefox - happens every time I use Firefox and doesn't happen on my laptop. Suggestions? Thanks.

Asked by Adam Lukecze 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

https-only mode is warning me against sites that are https

I have enabled https-only mode, but now Firefox is warning me against accessing various perfectly OK https sites, e.g. https://www.totalenergies.fr … (read more)

I have enabled https-only mode, but now Firefox is warning me against accessing various perfectly OK https sites, e.g. https://www.totalenergies.fr

Asked by BarbaraD 1 week ago

Last reply by BarbaraD 1 day ago

How to disable mDNS in Firefox?

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Addre… (read more)

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp

I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5353 0.0.0.0:* 2436/firefox

I see that Firefox listens on UDP port 5353 (mDNS). I do not like that, since the computer has public IP address. I tried to look for ways how to disable mDNS in Firefox, without any luck.

Please could anyone advise how to disable mDNS in Firefox?

Asked by GoodMirek 2 days ago

Is My Browser Compromised?

I noticed the following message at the top of my browser settings page - "Your browser is being managed by your organization." Except, this is on my home computer and not… (read more)

I noticed the following message at the top of my browser settings page - "Your browser is being managed by your organization." Except, this is on my home computer and not being managed by an organization. Is my browser compromised?

Asked by jclane64 2 days ago

Last reply by jclane64 2 days ago

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Secure Connection Not Available

Starting Firefox( going to Google.Com ) I get either "Secure Connection Not Available" or "Google.com taking to long to load". It is an HTTPS-Only Mode Alert. If I reload… (read more)

Starting Firefox( going to Google.Com ) I get either "Secure Connection Not Available" or "Google.com taking to long to load". It is an HTTPS-Only Mode Alert. If I reload the page it goes to Google.com. Also if I create a new tab it works fine. When is says it is taking to long to load it is only loading for a few seconds before I get the message. The problem is only on the initial opening of Firefox. Thanks

Asked by ar3142 2 days ago

Answered by ar3142 2 days ago

update computer location

Hello there! Hope you are doing well. I moved from 700 miles from my previous state & now when I do local searches, my computer shows suggestions for 2 other states i… (read more)

Hello there! Hope you are doing well. I moved from 700 miles from my previous state & now when I do local searches, my computer shows suggestions for 2 other states in opposite directions about 900 miles away. I've tried updating my location in my google account, but maps defaults my start location hundreds of miles away. I also called my IP (Comcast) & they can't help me. I use Firefox/bing to search everything. Ty so much for your time & help.

Asked by mare656 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox not loading after clearing cache and cookies

Hello, Firefox has begun refusing to connect to the server after I clear the cache and cookies. This is new as I usually clear everything several times while shopping or… (read more)

Hello, Firefox has begun refusing to connect to the server after I clear the cache and cookies. This is new as I usually clear everything several times while shopping or browsing commercial sites to prevent tracking. It has never been an issue until recently. I've also noticed that clearing cache/cookies no longer actually clears them - they remain visible as a number on the preferences page as well as listed in the about:cache list - even after I've cleared them using the drop down box from the menu bar History tab. This is definitely a bug.

I've had to clear everything, shut down Firefox, then RESTART! the entire computer to get Firefox to load once I manage to clear everything. Can anyone explain what is happening without telling me, "there's no need to clear the cache and cookies mid-sesh - it will clear when you close Firefox". I don't want, for example, youtube tracking my browsing after I watch a video then leave their site. I have a vpn/ghostery/adblock etc so it may not technically be necessary but I feel safer when I manually remove them. This used to be easily possible. What has changed? Thank you.

Asked by AnsonA 2 days ago

Login autofil not working

Hi, Logins are not autofilling - or at least not until I manually enter the email. This only works on some sites however, many sites I have logins saved for simply do no… (read more)

Hi, Logins are not autofilling - or at least not until I manually enter the email. This only works on some sites however, many sites I have logins saved for simply do not respond to any autofill prompt. Possibly happened with latest update. Using an Mac 10.13.6. Firefox 93.0. Thank you!

Asked by AnsonA 2 days ago