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Firefox remember passwords --- is it secure?

Is it better to have Firefox remember passwords for sites or is it better to enter it manually each time? Which is more secure? My computer requires a log-on password … (read more)

Is it better to have Firefox remember passwords for sites or is it better to enter it manually each time? Which is more secure?

My computer requires a log-on password and I also have a master Firefox password that must be entered every time.

I still take this precaution even though I'm the only user at my house.

But what if the computer is hacked? Is it less secure that you have had Firefox remember the passwords and user names?

Also if someone stole the computer, can they remove the hard drive and access my data without my passwords?

Asked by rj343 9 years ago

Last reply by Swarnava Sengupta 9 years ago

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Why does F'fox not allow Downloading latest Version saying I need OS5 or 6 & say my Op.System doesn't support latest when I DO have OSX 10.5.8 & plenty of RAM/HD space?!

As above: When I launch Ff I get link to download latest Version (?4) I get page saying: -Unfortunately the latest version of Firefox isn't compatible with your computer'… (read more)

As above: When I launch Ff I get link to download latest Version (?4) I get page saying: -Unfortunately the latest version of Firefox isn't compatible with your computer's operating system. When I click "learn more" I get: -Mac Operating Systems

   * Mac OS X 10.5
   * Mac OS X 10.6

Recommended Hardware

   * Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor
   * 512 MB of RAM
   * 200 MB hard drive space

- I have OSX10.5.8, I have 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 Processor, 1GB DDR SD RAM... What's wrong please - HELP?!?

Asked by davematey 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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3.6 vs. 10

I am a hold-out still running 3.6.26 Firefox is the only browser I use. I'll be here forever. You know I get messages about 10.0.1 and that I'm using an old version. I… (read more)

I am a hold-out still running 3.6.26 Firefox is the only browser I use. I'll be here forever. You know I get messages about 10.0.1 and that I'm using an old version. I would like to be convinced through opinion that I should upgrade. I am totally happy with the way things are now with 3.6.26. I don't want Google Chrome or a browser that looks like it. I'm willing, but like opinions.

Asked by argusvidicon 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Homepage Time Zone is in EST and not in PST

On the Yahoo Homepage the day, date, and time are in another time zone as to the time zone that I an in PST. It changes to the next day at 9 pm and it is not even midnigh… (read more)

On the Yahoo Homepage the day, date, and time are in another time zone as to the time zone that I an in PST. It changes to the next day at 9 pm and it is not even midnight yet.

Example: Thursday, February 16, 2012, then at 9 pm it will change to Friday, February 17, 2012, before it hits midnight on Friday, February 16, 2012. Please fix, and hopefully it is not affecting my e-mail....Please fix this issue

Asked by jtipin 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Visual layout of Firefox 10.1

My Ubuntu automatically updated Firefox to 10.1 just yesterday. After a few hours, I dropped the Ubuntu version and moved back to 3.6. I've tried to post this to 'Feedbac… (read more)

My Ubuntu automatically updated Firefox to 10.1 just yesterday. After a few hours, I dropped the Ubuntu version and moved back to 3.6. I've tried to post this to 'Feedback' but the page just keeps telling me to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox..(..) So this isn't really a community 'question' so much as it is feedback to the design / development team.

The black tab bar is a bad design choice. It works insomuch as it makes the tab area insignificant to the eye, which is a good thing to highlight the page. It fails because perusing the tabs for icons has become much more difficult. Many of the pages I use have black shadowed backgrounds or the page icons have black components. The icons therefore become indistinct from the background when trying to locate a specific page. Secondarily, the tab and address bar have become indistinct from the menu bar, which is definitely a bad thing. The menu bar is something used rarely, however the tab bar is something used frequently. There should definitely be a clear visual distinction between these two on-screen elements. This allows the user to easily and quickly distinguish the tab bar from the menu bar (without pause for thought or distraction). Thirdly, the page font I most commonly see somehow got changed significantly to something moderately more difficult to read, and uncommon to my other applications. Perhaps this is just alterable in some fashion, but I didn't bother due to the tab issue.

Before anyone suggests it, I spent half an hour trolling through and testing the various themes, none of which reflected the (imo v.good) visual layout prior to the update (including the Firefox 3 theme), nor provided an improved experience. And no, I'm not going to waste time building my own 'theme' in order to use a piece of software.

I use Firefox all-day everyday for work, and the added difficulty of regularly & frequently navigating between my absolute minimum of four open tabs is an unnecessary burden which I'm not going to bother dealing with. I'll be sticking with Firefox 3.6 until it's no longer usable, at which point if the tab bar has changed to a more usable colour, I'll upgrade once again. If not, then I'll be migrating permanently to Chrome .. which would be an annoying necessity.

I've been using Firefox since 0.8 and this is the first time I've seriously considered having to switch to a different core browser. I don't want to use Google's browser, but the best browser to use is the browser that is most usable.

Asked by SantaClause 9 years ago

Answered by mluna 9 years ago

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Will I lose my 3-months URL history if I upgrade from current Firefox 3.6.26 to the new version? Also, will I lose my current tabs?

I am very nervous about upgrading because my URL history and tabs are very important to me. Anyone with experience with successful upgrade--or problems involved--would b… (read more)

I am very nervous about upgrading because my URL history and tabs are very important to me. Anyone with experience with successful upgrade--or problems involved--would be helpful. Thank you.

Asked by RainbowGlow 9 years ago

Last reply by JayGarcia 9 years ago

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How can I revert to password reminder bar rather than the notification that I now get which obscures a bit of the page

The notifcation 'do you want Firefox to remember the password for ... on ... used to appear as a horizontal bar at the top of the page, below the tabs. It now covers part… (read more)

The notifcation 'do you want Firefox to remember the password for ... on ... used to appear as a horizontal bar at the top of the page, below the tabs. It now covers part of the top left of the page as a type of 'call-out'. I want to remember passwords for certain sites and continue to see the reminder but I don't want it to hide part of the page. This is worse in my netbook as the screen is relatively small so the proportion of the page obscured is relatively high. In which version did it change? How can I get the password reminder to revert to a horizontal bar in Firefox v9?

Asked by judith18buckden 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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The page is dividwd in 2 parts: in bottom text about Custom SearchMenu Wizzard. Can I eliminate it?

My firefox page is now divided in 2 parts: on the top the standard page, on the bottom some (10-15) lines of text that begins: " the Custom SearchMenu Wizard make it easy… (read more)

My firefox page is now divided in 2 parts: on the top the standard page, on the bottom some (10-15) lines of text that begins: " the Custom SearchMenu Wizard make it easy...". That is to say that my page is always too little to contain all. The problem was born after last update. But I cannot eliminate it in any way. (I can submit an image - how?, were? to explain problem. Using Mac OS 10.5.8 on power mac and Firefox 3.6.26. Can anyone help me? Thanks a lot. pmaccarrone@gmail.com

Asked by paolomac 9 years ago

Last reply by SafeBrowser 9 years ago

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cannot open a new tab manually

When I open FF, the first page (my home page) opens. However, the "+" prompt for a new tab no longer responds. When I click an URL in an email, the new tab opens auto… (read more)

When I open FF, the first page (my home page) opens.

However, the "+" prompt for a new tab no longer responds.

When I click an URL in an email, the new tab opens automatically, but the new (second) tab will not open manually.

How can I repair the above please?

regards

Asked by willgolden 9 years ago

Answered by Vivek 9 years ago

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I have an empty space where a toolbar used to be. How can I get rid of it?

I do not favor toolbars and try to eliminate them as much as possible. I got rid of one recently and the toolbar disappeared but the space where the toolbar was remains.… (read more)

I do not favor toolbars and try to eliminate them as much as possible. I got rid of one recently and the toolbar disappeared but the space where the toolbar was remains. It is a wasted space and I would like to get rid of the space. Any suggestions?

Thanks. Sincerely, Delora

Asked by DLD123 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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IS Digital Persona Personal Suite(Finger Print verification) for logins Compaitable with Firefox 10?

I Have been using Digital Persona Personal Suite >Finger print verification logins uptil firefox 3.6(Firefox was permiting the addon Digital PersonaExtension)But after… (read more)

I Have been using Digital Persona Personal Suite >Finger print verification logins uptil firefox 3.6(Firefox was permiting the addon Digital PersonaExtension)But after that version firefox is not supporting this application and So I am still using the old Firefox without an Update .Pls tell whether the latest Firefox permits Digital Persona Addon

Asked by krismenon 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox-only connection problems with some SSL sites network-wide

I recently starting experiencing problems with sites not loading in Firefox with the error "Connection was interrupted". I've consistently seen this problem trying to loa… (read more)

I recently starting experiencing problems with sites not loading in Firefox with the error "Connection was interrupted". I've consistently seen this problem trying to load accounts.google.com. The problem exists in both versions 3.6.26 (OS X 10.4 latest available) and 10.0.1 (Windows XP/7/server2k3). In every single case, other browsers on the same system (Safari, various IE versions) can load the same URLs just fine.

I've already verified no proxy (FF and working browsers, all OSes), disabled ipv6 and preteching in network.dns, disabled all add-ons, deleted existing profiles, cleared cache, and cleared recent history. Existing articles suggest disabling DNS prefetch,

Asked by gohanman 9 years ago

Last reply by gohanman 9 years ago

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Transferring data url option gone

I am using Firefox 3.6.26>OS 10.4.11>G5 Mac I use to be able to watch as a website was loading along the bottom of the web page, ie transfering data:I miss this fe… (read more)

I am using Firefox 3.6.26>OS 10.4.11>G5 Mac I use to be able to watch as a website was loading along the bottom of the web page, ie transfering data:I miss this feature. Please tell me how to get it back.

Asked by Trish9 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Is there a FireFox 10 version for x86_64?

I'm using firefox 3.6 for x86_64 -- the file it actually runs is /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox. I tried the upgrade, but the default load page only has the 32-bit versi… (read more)

I'm using firefox 3.6 for x86_64 -- the file it actually runs is /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/firefox. I tried the upgrade, but the default load page only has the 32-bit version.

The trouble is, it does not run movies, claiming I have the wrong flash plugin; but the one it suggests is the older 32-bit version. So the bottom line is, where can I get a native 64-bit version of firefox-10, so I can keep using the existing plugins?

Asked by amos083 9 years ago

Last reply by amos083 9 years ago

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Need to download Firefox 3.6.26 to support an online school - having trouble

I use a web based curriculum to home school. The site only supports firefox 3.6.26 and Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0. All other versions do not allow the curriculum to … (read more)

I use a web based curriculum to home school. The site only supports firefox 3.6.26 and Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0. All other versions do not allow the curriculum to work properly. Having trouble even trying to find where I can download firefox 3.6.36. Help?

Asked by prfolse 9 years ago

Last reply by ideato 9 years ago

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How to make toolbar customization stick

After customizing the main toolbar (ie, adding/removing icons like New Tab, Print, Separator, etc.) it's only good until I close Firefox. Upon reopening all my customizat… (read more)

After customizing the main toolbar (ie, adding/removing icons like New Tab, Print, Separator, etc.) it's only good until I close Firefox. Upon reopening all my customizations are gone and the toolbar is back to its default.

Asked by diskeed 9 years ago

Answered by diskeed 9 years ago