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IMPORTANT QUESTION: How to know which Firefox Add-Ons are safe?

Greetings everyone, This question has been on my mind for a long time as I have multiple Firefox Add-Ons I want to use but I've been avoiding using any Firefox Add-Ons as… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

This question has been on my mind for a long time as I have multiple Firefox Add-Ons I want to use but I've been avoiding using any Firefox Add-Ons as I do not know which Firefox Add-Ons are safe... :'(

Since I use Firefox for so many of my personal and important things I just want to know that the Firefox Add-Ons are safe.

How can I know which Firefox Add-Ons are safe?

I'd really appreciate any advice.

Asked by Helpless_Quest 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

How can I make the setup for cookies to seperate different Firefox Windows?

Hallo, Cookies should by private to one Browser Window. So for example, if I open a second Tab with youtube, or whatever, I would like to have my login data from the firs… (read more)

Hallo, Cookies should by private to one Browser Window. So for example, if I open a second Tab with youtube, or whatever, I would like to have my login data from the first tab. But if I open a second window, this data should not be seen. I don't want other sites to be able to see my login.

The cookies should be deleted, when the Window with all Tabs is closed, independent from other open Browser windows. How can I realize this? Thank you, Michael Lange

Asked by lange.appen 6 hours ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 hours ago

Firefox completely freezing my pc

I've had maybe about 20-30 crashes over the past 6 months, which has only ever happened when using firefox. It discolours my screen and I'm unable to do anything on the p… (read more)

I've had maybe about 20-30 crashes over the past 6 months, which has only ever happened when using firefox. It discolours my screen and I'm unable to do anything on the pc unless I reset it by holding the power button. Sometimes my curser completely disappears and other times it becomes a jumbled mess but i can still move it. I have two monitors and it only discolours the one firefox is open in, which has happened to both monitors on seperate occasions. It has never discoloured both monitors at the same time.

Initially thinking this wasn't firefox, I double checked all drivers and scanned my PC with Bitdefender. Then just completley reinstalled windows 10. Monitoring my pc, most compenents sit around 30c and none are even close to having 100% usage when crashes occur. I've stress tested my pc and double checked every cord in my setup (all internal pc connections, power and display cords)

The crashes mostly happen on Twitch and Youtube, as that's what I mainly use. Though they have occured on other websites as well. I've tried disabling hardware acceleration on firefox and limiting the content process to 3. I have 4 extensions enabled, ClearURLs, Decentraleyes, HTTPS Everywhere and uBlock Origin. All off which have the firefox reccomended trophy thing.

I'm at a loss now and have no idea what else to try. I'm still not even 100% sure it's firefox, as it seems like a graphics card problem. Though I've stress tested and left it for hours and no crashes. No crashes in the hundreds of hours of gaming I've done either. My PC has only ever crashed while using firefox.

The last two tests that I can think of would be disabling all extensions or just trying a different browser and seeing what happens.

The crashes vary from multiple times per day to like once or twice a month, so any suggestions might take a while for me to test and reply with results.

Cheers

Asked by Lord Lamington 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

I have weird white bars around my browser

When I'm minimized or maximized the browser, there's these white bars that appear around the browser. If I restart the browser, the bars will be gone for awhile and it wi… (read more)

When I'm minimized or maximized the browser, there's these white bars that appear around the browser. If I restart the browser, the bars will be gone for awhile and it will happen again. See attached image for a clearer idea of what I'm saying.

Also, if I minimize the browser completely, I can never open it again until I close and restart the browser. Not sure what is happening.

Asked by ESSVEE 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Any way to go back to the old tab right-click menu?

Hi I noticed in a recent update when you right-click a tab, the 'Close tabs to the right' and 'Close other tabs' options are nested in 'Close Multiple Tabs' menu. As some… (read more)

Hi I noticed in a recent update when you right-click a tab, the 'Close tabs to the right' and 'Close other tabs' options are nested in 'Close Multiple Tabs' menu. As someone who deals with tabs a lot, this slows down my productivity. Is there a setting within Firefox where I can go back to the old design (where those options aren't nested within another menu)?

Asked by J 9 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 hours ago

How to reblock Malware after I unblocked it

I used Malware today to scan my computer. When the scan was finished, Firefox said it had blocked Malware from my passwords, but gave me the option of unblocking the pass… (read more)

I used Malware today to scan my computer. When the scan was finished, Firefox said it had blocked Malware from my passwords, but gave me the option of unblocking the passwords which I did. Later I realized the scan had already run.

How can I reblock the passwords?

If Malware can run without access to passwords, why did Firefox ask if I wanted passwords unblocked?

Any further information you can give me about such issues would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you - Sue Bryant

Asked by sue.bryant 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago

removing adchoice

I have been using web site Game Daddio to play free cell for months. Now when I open the site I get two panels of ads called AdChoice covering the right and left side o… (read more)

I have been using web site Game Daddio to play free cell for months. Now when I open the site I get two panels of ads called AdChoice covering the right and left side of the game screen - so how do I get rid of them? When I click the top right corner X the add does not go away but I get a Ads by Google notice which does not go away. Please advise. Thanks Hans

Asked by hansgr 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Filename of a download-pdf is scambled into 8 characters

Hello to all, I work with Firefox 75.0 (64-bits) and I keep it always updated. My telecomprovider offers me regularly the invoice in pdf-format. When I download it, the f… (read more)

Hello to all, I work with Firefox 75.0 (64-bits) and I keep it always updated. My telecomprovider offers me regularly the invoice in pdf-format. When I download it, the filename is changed into 8 characters, not being a sensible or readable name (ie "7fH5Rsd3.pdf"). When I asked the the provider to change this, it was clear it already is. Other customers working with IE or Chrome etc. don't have this problem. It was suggested this could be Firefox itself. The strange thing is this happens only with this provider and apparantly only with me. Everywhere else pdf's or any other file downloads just fine with their respective names. So, what could be the cause? One obscure setting in Firefox? Or should I look elsewhere? BTW: this is happening with all previous versions of Firefox, but I don't know when it started.

Asked by Lis20 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

I lost a sub dir in the bookmark

My bookmark is fine except for the "simcity" sub dir. That sub dir is just plain gone. The dir and all the entrys in that dir are also gone. I found the lost sub dir in… (read more)

My bookmark is fine except for the "simcity" sub dir. That sub dir is just plain gone. The dir and all the entrys in that dir are also gone. I found the lost sub dir in an earlier saved *.json. Is there any way to add that sub dir from the earlier bookmark to the current bookmark?

Steve

Asked by reble 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

All my bookmarks have been deleted.

Please, help. All my bookmarks that have been accumulating for about 15 years have been deleted from my account. I had to change my password after reinstalling windows. I… (read more)

Please, help. All my bookmarks that have been accumulating for about 15 years have been deleted from my account. I had to change my password after reinstalling windows. I did not backup any files. I have only my mozilla account.

Asked by chomy7 3 days ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 17 hours ago

Since Firefox 79 beta my college website doesn't work (embedded content)

Hi, Since I've updated to Firefox 79 beta I can't access my university campus website. It worked until Firefox 78 and it works with latest Chrome and Edge, but not in Fir… (read more)

Hi, Since I've updated to Firefox 79 beta I can't access my university campus website. It worked until Firefox 78 and it works with latest Chrome and Edge, but not in Firefox 79 beta and nightly.

The error is: "Website will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it": https://support.mozilla.org/ca/kb/xframe-neterror-page?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

Is it a bug or a "feature"? UOC is one of the biggest online university of Spain, it will be a "disaster" if students can't access it with Firefox.

I can explain you how to reproduce it because it's the private area and you need student credentials to enter, but the login website is: http://cv.uoc.edu

In the console I can see some errors like this: Cookie “example” will be soon treated as cross-site cookie against “http://cv.uoc.edu/rb/inici/plin/fonts/icons.woff?cc152853f8bb07259fb3eb89b6fbfee7” because the scheme does not match.

Asked by Dimas 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

Privacy Badger Issue

HI, Today, when I tried to log in to my Disqus account I started getting the following message: Privacy Badger has replaced this Disqus widget Allow once Do I need to do … (read more)

HI,

Today, when I tried to log in to my Disqus account I started getting the following message:

Privacy Badger has replaced this Disqus widget Allow once

Do I need to do something to my settings either in Firefox or Privacy Badger?

Thank you.

Asked by egalvan64 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

"A web page is slowing down your browser. What would you like to do? Stop it Wait"

I keep getting a yellow banner at the top of my Firefox page which says: "A web page is slowing down your browser. What would you like to do? Stop it Wait" I keep clickin… (read more)

I keep getting a yellow banner at the top of my Firefox page which says: "A web page is slowing down your browser. What would you like to do? Stop it Wait" I keep clicking on the Stop it button, but it just comes back. I've tried clearing my cookies and cache and restarting my browser. I've tried setting my Tracking protection to Strict, and then re-clearing my cookies and cache and re-restarting my browser, but the problem keeps happening.

Asked by advirtir 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

I Have Really Messed Things Up and need HELP

I bought a new computer. I read about how to transfer over your profile. On my old computer I located the folder, and went up one level as it said. I had 2 files there, n… (read more)

I bought a new computer. I read about how to transfer over your profile. On my old computer I located the folder, and went up one level as it said. I had 2 files there, not 1 .I saved these files. I installed firefox on my new computer and followed the same steps to locate the folder. It also had 2 files, with different names. I STUPIDLY deleted these two files and put in the two I had copied from my old compter. Turned offirefox and turned it back on. It would notopen because it said it couldnot locate my profile folder. I uninstalled Firefox, and reinstalled it. I still get the same error.

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I thought uninstalling and reinstalling it would solve the first part of the program but as of now, I have no Firefox.

Any suggestions from anyone.

Asked by smokininkman1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

Stop auto reloading notice

I was trying to stop websites from reloading pages automatically so i setted: accessibility.blockautorefresh = true and browser.meta_refresh_when_inactive.disabled =true.… (read more)

I was trying to stop websites from reloading pages automatically so i setted: accessibility.blockautorefresh = true and browser.meta_refresh_when_inactive.disabled =true. Now many websites when loading , shows at the top of the page a notice: " Firefox prevented this page from automaticaly reloading ". In the older Firefox versions , it was an addon called: " Refresh blocker " which was automatically closing this notice after 5 to 60 seconds (depending on users preference). This addon does not exist now so , i wonder if there is a way to apply this setting using an other method , (maybe about:config modification , or other).

Asked by duuejv 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 19 hours ago

Yandex

I am wondering if there is any way, using Firefox, to select a default search engine that is not: Amazon Bing DuckDuckGo eBay Google Twitter Wikepedia Best regards, Vadim… (read more)

I am wondering if there is any way, using Firefox, to select a default search engine that is not:

Amazon Bing DuckDuckGo eBay Google Twitter Wikepedia

Best regards, Vadim Korniakov

Asked by areyoukiddingme 21 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 20 hours ago