Majorly disappointed how privacy browsing is handled in Firefox

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again. I do not want to jump to con… (read more)

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again.

I do not want to jump to conclusions as I may just have a lack of knowledge BUT...

I have been using Chrome and Edge Chromium for last last few years. When I go to a Private Browser Tab, visit a site, it WILL NOT remember the history and sites visited, nor will it remember the added websites to bookmarks.

So here I use Firefox the most talked Privacy browser and this is what I read on a knowledge base article.

Note: New passwords and bookmarks you create while using Private Browsing will be saved. Any files you download to your computer while using Private Browsing will be saved.

So how is this private? Not even Edge or Chrome does this. This is a major privacy concern, this needs to be fixed. It is enough for me to dismiss Firefox as an option. It should simply not save a history accessible in private mode or in standard mode of sites you have added, visited, etc... in private mode.

I would like to know if there is a work around.

Cheers M.

Asked by mitchmenghi 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

Spellcheck Acting Strange

Hello. I'm experiencing some strangeness with the spellcheck on Firefox and would like to know if anyone can help. I often seem to mistype "don't" as "don;t." Same with "… (read more)

Hello.

I'm experiencing some strangeness with the spellcheck on Firefox and would like to know if anyone can help.

I often seem to mistype "don't" as "don;t." Same with "won't." Firefox does not mark these as incorrect. But if I type "shouldn;t" or "couldn;t" I get a red underline.

Is there something I can edit to get those words with a semicolon to be marked as misspelled?

I'm using FF 91 on Win 7. But it's been this way for a long time, many different versions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by boyodiguwu 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

IDENTICAL unordered lists, YET the displays are different.

Latest Firefox This HTML sequence contains two IDENTICAL unordered lists, YET the displays are different. As you can see, the 1st display list is double spaced and the 2n… (read more)

Latest Firefox This HTML sequence contains two IDENTICAL unordered lists, YET the displays are different. As you can see, the 1st display list is double spaced and the 2nd display list is single spaced. Why?

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head><meta charset="utf-8"></head>
<body>

​<ul>
<li>The Federal.</li>
​<li>The Federal.</li>
​<li>The Federal.</li>
</ul>

---------------------

<ul>
<li>The Federal.</li>
<li>The Federal.</li>
<li>The Federal.</li>
</ul>

</body>
</html>

Displays:

   The Federal.
   ​
   The Federal.
   ​
   The Federal.

   The Federal.
   The Federal.
   The Federal.

Asked by Mitch R 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

The possibility of moving icons of those extensions will be a huge improvement.

The possibility of moving icons of those extensions will be a huge improvement. Please send through to the right department. If those functions still aren't available jet… (read more)

The possibility of moving icons of those extensions will be a huge improvement.

Please send through to the right department. If those functions still aren't available jet.

Thanks a lot, See the attachment for the example image.

Asked by vanlieren 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

FIrefox causing DNS leaks!

I AM using VPN and I found Firefox is leaking DNS, as it doesn't happen in another browser. I read it is caused by automatic updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/com… (read more)

I AM using VPN and I found Firefox is leaking DNS, as it doesn't happen in another browser. I read it is caused by automatic updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2e20ni/firefox_dns_leak/ I tried to disable automatic updates by flipping this value: "app.update.auto" in about:config to false. But it did not help.

Can you please help me to fix this, I don't know what it's causing it...

Asked by goeca 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

CSS Element Changed in Firefox v91

Disabling this History menu label with CSS works in Firefox v78, but not in v91: #PanelUI-history label[value="Recent History"] {display:none !important;} BTW, the label… (read more)

Disabling this History menu label with CSS works in Firefox v78, but not in v91:

#PanelUI-history label[value="Recent History"] {display:none !important;}

BTW, the label is now "Recent history".

Asked by silly1 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago

browser display theme

How can I get the original Firefox browser theme back? I checked out a couple of "alternatives," but decided I want the original them back, but cannot find it. How can I … (read more)

How can I get the original Firefox browser theme back? I checked out a couple of "alternatives," but decided I want the original them back, but cannot find it. How can I restore the original theme?

Asked by scriptguy2 3 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 12 hours ago

I can only type alphabets on Chrome os

I installed Linux version Firefox on Chromebook relying on this instruction: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-… (read more)

I installed Linux version Firefox on Chromebook relying on this instruction: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-browsers-chromebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=seo

and I cannot type any letters other than English alphabet, even though I've set OS and input language to Korean. Problem is consistent to other typing language, except some languages that seems to have letters from alphabet combination.

While it seems that it's normal that some Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts are not compatible on Linux application, I'm not only unable to switch input language on Firefox but also not able to type any Korean letters after switching the input language outside Firefox.

Asked by bluemoon7744 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Tab Bookmark stopped working completely

My Tab Bookmark stopped working completely. It won't mark anything anymore for months. Is there a way to fix this. I've restarted my computer hundreds of time so it's n… (read more)

My Tab Bookmark stopped working completely. It won't mark anything anymore for months. Is there a way to fix this. I've restarted my computer hundreds of time so it's not that.

Thanks

Asked by patricia_f 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

Hardware video decoding not working

Hi, Using Firefox 92.0.1. On a AMD 5900x with an Nvidia 3090. Nvidia driver 471.68. Hardware decoding doesn't seem to be working correctly on any website. I noticed this… (read more)

Hi, Using Firefox 92.0.1. On a AMD 5900x with an Nvidia 3090. Nvidia driver 471.68. Hardware decoding doesn't seem to be working correctly on any website. I noticed this as when I adjust video colours and 'edge enhancement' in the Nvidia control panel it has no effect in Firefox but it works in Chrome and Edge. Simply sliding the colour down to black and white for example doesn't work. In task manager GPU video decode is sometimes used, other times no utilisation. Even if it's showing GPU decode being used the colours or Nvidia enhancements do not apply as they do in Edge or Chrome. I tried refreshing Firefox and no change. Is this the intended behaviour or is there a long running bug as a friend also has the same outcome? Thanks

Asked by DT19999 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

Firefix appearance

The "Compact" option under the "Density" selection for the "Title Bar" in "More Tools/Customize Toolbar" should be reinstated. The reason provided, that the selection wa… (read more)

The "Compact" option under the "Density" selection for the "Title Bar" in "More Tools/Customize Toolbar" should be reinstated. The reason provided, that the selection was too difficult to find, doesn't warrant removal. Rather it indicates that the selection should be made easier to find. Further, there should be a general mechanism that makes ALL bars at the top of the page easier to resize. I believe that for most people, smaller is better because it provides more space for the page content, especially important as screen sizes shrink.

Asked by alan.goodale 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Crashing while having a videocall on Facebook

After I answer a call or I call, we both have black screen and nothing is happening. If however a call starts, video and sound stops comming (other person still can see a… (read more)

After I answer a call or I call, we both have black screen and nothing is happening. If however a call starts, video and sound stops comming (other person still can see and hear me, but on my site everything is silent and frozen).

Asked by djankowski03 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

I cannot find a way to see my current settings. I can only edit settings. Not helpful. Need to see first. How do I do that? HELP?

bold textSomething is blocking my access to a site I've used often. There is no longer a menu on Firefox that allows me to see what my current settings are before, if nee… (read more)

bold textSomething is blocking my access to a site I've used often. There is no longer a menu on Firefox that allows me to see what my current settings are before, if needed, changing them. It could be my pop up blocking settings. Do not know. Am trying to access Keenan online classes. Did you all change access?

This is the site that I need to access: (PLEASE HELP) https://scusd-keenan.safeschools.com/

THANK YOU! Dorlene dorlene.russell2@sbcglobal.net

Asked by Dorlene 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

"Secure Connection Failed" https//www.Merriam-Webster.com Windows 8.1

Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. … (read more)

Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. I can access the site from my Windows 10 laptop running Firefox. Also have had issues with other sites, but was able to resolve by clicking the appropriate button. Sorry I can't describe this better in a more technical manner.

"The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified."

"Connection encrypted (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,256 bit keys, TLS1.2) "The page you are viewing was encrypted before being sent over the Internet."

Firefox Update History: Firefox 92.0 (20210903235534)Details Installed on: September 13, 2021, 8:38:14 AMStatus: The Update was successfully installed

Asked by LC 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Domain Guessing+Private Browsing

How do I get Domain Guessing to work in private windows? The address bar automatically adds 'www' and '.com' to URLS in regular windows and tabs but it does not do this i… (read more)

How do I get Domain Guessing to work in private windows? The address bar automatically adds 'www' and '.com' to URLS in regular windows and tabs but it does not do this in Private Browsing Windows. Is there a setting I'm missing or is it even possible in Private Browsing mode?

Asked by Gentle Jag 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Gmail "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings." error on every restart

A couple weeks ago I started getting the "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings." error message for gmail after restarting my computer and opening firefox. I… (read more)

A couple weeks ago I started getting the "We've detected a problem with your cookie settings." error message for gmail after restarting my computer and opening firefox. I can fix the problem and get into gmail by clearing all gmail related cookies, but the same problem occurs next time I restart, which means logging back into all my accounts. How can I stop this from recurring? I have cookies enabled and there's nothing in my settings I can find blocking gmail cookies.

Asked by Kat 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Why is Firefox so slow? (Ubuntu 20.04)

I got a second hand HP Spectre x360 (2015) today which came with Ubuntu 20.04 preinstalled and it seemed fine at first but when I connected to the internet I found Firefo… (read more)

I got a second hand HP Spectre x360 (2015) today which came with Ubuntu 20.04 preinstalled and it seemed fine at first but when I connected to the internet I found Firefox to be incredibly slow to load any site I tried to access. Trying to watch a video on youtube took about two minutes to load. Facebook and Gmail both refuse to load properly at all. No matter what site I try, it seems to take at least 30 seconds to load, if it loads at all. This might be the slowest computer I've ever used, and I remember the 90s! I know the internet connection isn't the problem since my other devices work perfectly. I tried to download some other browsers (Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi) to see if Firefox was causing the issue but they all failed to download properly (error message "failed to install file: not supported").

I'm at a loss. I've tried searching for answers online which suggested fiddling with the proxy settings and going to about:config to toggle the "network.dns.disableIPv6" from "false" to "true". and nothing seems to have helped so far. Any ideas please? I like the computer but it's totally unusable for me at this point.

Asked by geosebastian89 22 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 16 hours ago

Very high CPU usage on boot by one Firefox process

Hello, I have a strange problem, so after loading the system, the processor in my computer is drastically loaded, after entering the task manager, it turns out that one f… (read more)

Hello, I have a strange problem, so after loading the system, the processor in my computer is drastically loaded, after entering the task manager, it turns out that one firefox process uses a lot of processor (photo in the attachment) after closing this process everything returns to normal and CPU consumption even while browsing the internet does not exceed 7% but it is quite persistent because I have to close this process every time, I will just add that this problem does not occur in other browsers. and none of my friends have it either. I'm using Windows 10 with the latest updates and the latest Firefox developer edition. The problem has been around for about a year and is really bothersome. My processor up to i7 2760qm, I have 16gb of ram. I will also add that in my second laptop with core 2 duo, this also happens only with me, no one who has this problem. Thank you in advance for your help.

Asked by galusf09 17 hours ago

Last reply by Bithiah 16 hours ago