color coding and grouping tabs

many times I will have many tabs open in a browser, covering different subjects - cars, science things, sports, movies, etc. Is there a way I can cluster all the related … (read more)

many times I will have many tabs open in a browser, covering different subjects - cars, science things, sports, movies, etc. Is there a way I can cluster all the related topic tabs together, in an order I tell it? Also, color-coding would be a great visual cue - like red tabs for sports, blue for cars, green for science, etc. Can I order and color the tabs like that either in general setup or any available add-ons?

Asked by thevolleyballer 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Why does it seem Mozilla seems to hate the end users....???

It seems the folks there at Firefox central enjoy wrecking people's experience by frequently releasing new browsers that breaks what already in place. What the hell is wr… (read more)

It seems the folks there at Firefox central enjoy wrecking people's experience by frequently releasing new browsers that breaks what already in place. What the hell is wrong with you guys...?? Are you secretly employed by Microsoft and/or Google....?? Seriously, this is no way to run a browser company. It is, however, a great way to ruin one. Give us a break, and stop breaking our browsers. You ruin our experience, and you do it on a semi regular basis. It's all well and fine to release new stuff, with new features, but for the love of God if it's gonna break what we already have, at the very least offer us a way to keep what we have, and have it supported even in a minimal way, and branch off the new option. I get your fears, you fear that not enough people will opt for the new one like that, and you're probably right. That however, should tell you something.

We loyally support your project. That should be worth something. Thanks.

Asked by snikky 3 days ago

Last reply by philbowyer007 3 hours ago

Logging in to my banks website, it works with Microsoft Edge but not Firefox

Logging in to my banks website, it works with Microsoft Edge but not Firefox. I also notice on my bank's web page at the bottom corner it has: https://myncu.com/# Wh… (read more)

Logging in to my banks website, it works with Microsoft Edge but not Firefox. I also notice on my bank's web page at the bottom corner it has:

https://myncu.com/#   

What is this extra number sign shown at the end of the website, I didn't type it?

Asked by Lindahalt 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Title bar and tab colour

In most standard Windows applications, the title bar and tab colour follows the default Windows settings, e.g. (in my case) the title bar and tab colour of active applica… (read more)

In most standard Windows applications, the title bar and tab colour follows the default Windows settings, e.g. (in my case) the title bar and tab colour of active application windows is blue. This is true even in Thunderbird. Since FF 89, title bar and tabs are something between white and light gray, which is extremely user-un-friendly. FF developer team should return to the previous colour scheme. Yes, I know the circumstances of free software but this is NO excuse to alienate millions of users. Developers that change fully functionable software just, well, just to CHANGE it should consider that they are doing WRONG. Could anyone tell them? I am just user, not developer and I am not willing to learn developer tools like BugZilla just for this simple guiding principle.

Asked by Semilynx 2 months ago

Last reply by rgilbert07 5 hours ago

Password problem

I am backing up my bookmarks to a HTML file as I have been doing for several years. Recently I noticed when I opened the backup file there were two sets of bookmarks sho… (read more)

I am backing up my bookmarks to a HTML file as I have been doing for several years. Recently I noticed when I opened the backup file there were two sets of bookmarks shown, one from several months ago (out-of-date and unneeded) and the current one.

I want to eliminate the old set of bookmarks, but I cannot figure out how to do it. The funny thing is the old set of bookmarks is NOT showing in my bookmark library. It is like a ghost set of bookmarks.

Any suggestions?

Asked by MrKite 9 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 hours ago

outlook: hotmail.com email

Everytime i sign into my hotmail.com account, it asks me to sign in, which happens a number of times each day. I contacted outlook, but because i use firefox as my brows… (read more)

Everytime i sign into my hotmail.com account, it asks me to sign in, which happens a number of times each day. I contacted outlook, but because i use firefox as my browser they couldnt help me. Not long ago, i didnt need to sign in each time. I might have changed some computer settings, but im not sure which ones. I use a laptop...stu

Asked by snickixx 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 hours ago

Enabling Mac's Text Replacement in Firefox

Macs have the ability to set Text Replacement. Macs come with some default Text Replacement; for example, omw is automatically replaced with On my way!. You can edit and… (read more)

Macs have the ability to set Text Replacement. Macs come with some default Text Replacement; for example, omw is automatically replaced with On my way!. You can edit and adjust these replacements. I have it setup so my full phone number, address, and email address etc are substituted when I type certain things. For example, I set a Text Replacement to replace the first few letters of email address with my entire email address, to replace the number portion of my address with the entire address, etc. This works in MS Word, Messenger, etc, but it does not work in Firefox. I understand this does not work in some Applications unless it is enabled. How do I enable it in Firefox?

Thanks

Asked by martinb28 5 months ago

Last reply by rowdyk9s 7 hours ago

SafeOpt emails

I browsed a clothing website for less than 5 minutes by typing in the address and not using any links. Shortly after I receive an email asking if I was still interested … (read more)

I browsed a clothing website for less than 5 minutes by typing in the address and not using any links. Shortly after I receive an email asking if I was still interested in what I was looking at. Does Firefox share my email address with websites I'm visiting? I believe the email is coming from SafeOpt, not the website I visited. I do have "do not track" options selected in Firefox.

Asked by linda641 5 days ago

Last reply by flynparker824 8 hours ago

Weird and broken webpage displays

Since v91.0 all webpages display incorrectly: 1. many coloured areas are mostly white 2. elements are missing or nonfunctional, i.e. invisible "x"s to close pop-ups, chec… (read more)

Since v91.0 all webpages display incorrectly:

1. many coloured areas are mostly white 2. elements are missing or nonfunctional, i.e. invisible "x"s to close pop-ups, checkboxes that don't work etc 3. many pages look very weird and only vaguely as they have previously, or as they still do in other browsers (Safari)

I have attempted to attach a couple of screenshots showing: a) today's Weather Network page in Safari (which looks much like it always did in Firefox prior to v91.0) and b) how it now looks in Firefox

The difference is striking.

…but they are ≈3.8 MB each and this page won't allow any image attachments >1024KB. Can anyone suggest how to reduce the size of a .png image on a Mac?

After a few weeks of struggle I am close to abandoning Firefox after many years…

Can anyone help or offer any suggestions?

BTW the "Email me" checkbox below doesn't react when I click on it (although it does if I try this page in Safari), so I don't know if the box has been checked or not… Which is a perfect example of the type of problem that I am referring to, and which is rendering Firefox unusable for me.

So in plain text: PLEASE DO EMAIL ME IF ANSWERING THIS THREAD.

Many thanks.

Asked by jsoltysek 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every day, every time I log on?

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every time I log on, and several times while I'm logged on? These messages are very annoying and unnecessary! I don't need your… (read more)

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every time I log on, and several times while I'm logged on? These messages are very annoying and unnecessary! I don't need your updates! I don't want any update that removes the "back" button! I like using the "back" button. I allowed Firefox to update a while back, and it removed the "back" button, so I had to do a big system restore to get the back button returned! Please stop sending the update messages! Firefox works fine without the stupid updates. Allow the "Back" button to be used. NO MORE UPDATES! The update messages are so annoying, I'm about to quit using Firefox.

Asked by fourwheelinrider 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

Images and menus on certain sites no longer load in Firefox

I have searched and tried every option to get images to load in Live Mail(Outlook) and menus on some sites also do not appear. I have followed every suggested troubleshoo… (read more)

I have searched and tried every option to get images to load in Live Mail(Outlook) and menus on some sites also do not appear. I have followed every suggested troubleshooting I can find and nothing seems to work. Can this be fixed?

Asked by mothernatrsson 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 hours ago

pups prefs.js keep coming back found by malwarebytes plus several tries to hack my email account

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found th… (read more)

I found some infos but I do not trust myself just deleting the files in question since they ared all over my system. The following I found per malwarebytes which found the pups every day up to now:

PUP.Optional.DefaultSearch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of browser hijackers targeting Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Symptoms The browsers’ default search engine was changed to one that belonged to the threat-actors. I am german so probably I need your patience in helping me to clean my system resp. Mozilla.

Looking forward Ingrid

Asked by iethomas 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

403 error

Why do i continue to receive a 403 error message from a reputable website (a childrens hospital), can you help me figure this out. I have a window 10 but use the firefox… (read more)

Why do i continue to receive a 403 error message from a reputable website (a childrens hospital), can you help me figure this out. I have a window 10 but use the firefox and it is up to date.

Asked by dlkasick 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago