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After update passwords are missing.

I have always kept my Mozilla Firefox to Firefox 55.0. However, even though I have my Update set to never, when I opened my browser this morning it updated to 72.somethi… (read more)

I have always kept my Mozilla Firefox to Firefox 55.0. However, even though I have my Update set to never, when I opened my browser this morning it updated to 72.something or other. That version was missing all of my bookmarks and my saved passwords. After reinstalling 55.0 I found my bookmarks and got them reinstalled but even with all of the so-called help articles I cannot find any of my passwords, and I had a lot of them! All I can tell is that under the about:profiles there is only one listed and that's the current one. Can anyone help me find and reinstall my passwords?

Asked by wildchild1954 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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url search bar drop down list

How can I restore the search bar drop down list and current search engine icon as it was up to FF version 56 I never upgraded because of this missing convenient feature f… (read more)

How can I restore the search bar drop down list and current search engine icon as it was up to FF version 56 I never upgraded because of this missing convenient feature for multilingual users besides this I hate tabs

Asked by macssam 10 months ago

Last reply by macssam 10 months ago

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Which is the latest Fire Fox that does not have "add-on signing"?

FireFox has disabled several add-ons that I like due to "add-on signing" and not being verified. As far as I can tell there is no way to override this. I DO NOT appreciat… (read more)

FireFox has disabled several add-ons that I like due to "add-on signing" and not being verified. As far as I can tell there is no way to override this. I DO NOT appreciate FireFox taking away options and treating its users like children. Which was the last FireFox before this "add-on signing" crapola?

Asked by watever 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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google search results show narrow screen view

Hi, my mouse went crazy yesterday and clicked on a few things, now my google search results show a narrow view and the word "google" is very small at the top, safe mode o… (read more)

Hi, my mouse went crazy yesterday and clicked on a few things, now my google search results show a narrow view and the word "google" is very small at the top, safe mode or restore back 2 weeks does not change things, second picture also showing my left side bar and top quick menu to YT etc and offset search results and they were yesterday,

how do I get this back ?

Brett

ps.cant upload a image takes forever and nothing happens

Asked by buzzliteyear 1 year ago

Last reply by buzzliteyear 1 year ago

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Re-Enable addons in older versions?

Since the bug-outbreak thing happened a few days ago, all or most of my addons have stopped working, forcing me to use them as temporary ones. I understand that there was… (read more)

Since the bug-outbreak thing happened a few days ago, all or most of my addons have stopped working, forcing me to use them as temporary ones. I understand that there was a fix rolled out for the latest version of FireFox but I sadly cannot that version. This whole thing confuses me deeply. I've got into about:config, disabled the need to have them signed, used the addon going around that adds the fix, tried a bunch of methods I saw all over the place but nothing seems to be working. I sadly do need the use of the old addon methods. (Not to mention some other changes visually were just flat out ugly with no fix in sight.)

I'm told all of the past version fixes only work on the 'ESR' versions. Where I'm stuck on FireFox 55.

Is there no way to just force addons to stay on even if not signed in the first place? Or auto-load temporary addons upon FireFox launching?

Asked by Arch 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Add-ons/Extension Update: FireFox Extension Fixes Released! Updates for Versions 47-thru-65!

Updates – Last updated 14:35 PST May 14, 2019. We expect this to be our final update. If you are running Firefox versions 61 – 65 and 1) did not receive the deployed f… (read more)

Updates – Last updated 14:35 PST May 14, 2019. We expect this to be our final update.

  • If you are running Firefox versions 61 – 65 and 1) did not receive the deployed fix and 2) do not want to update to the current version (which includes the permanent fix): Install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.
  • If you are running Firefox versions 57 – 60: Install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.
  • If you are running Firefox versions 47 – 56: install This Extension to resolve the expired security certificate issue and re-enable extensions and themes.



Updates – Last Updated: 17:04 EDT May 9, 2019

A less technical blog post about the outage is also available. If you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4. (May 9, 17:04 EDT)

Mozilla CTO Eric Rescorla posted a blog on the technical details of what went wrong last weekend.



Updates – Last Updated: 19:28 EDT May 8 2019

We’ve released Firefox 66.0.5 for Desktop and Android, and Firefox ESR 60.6.3, which include the permanent fix for re-enabling add-ons that were disabled starting on May 3rd. The initial, temporary fix that was deployed May 4th through the Studies system is replaced by these updates, and we recommend updating as soon as possible. Users who enabled Studies to receive the temporary fix, and have updated to the permanent fix, can now disable Studies if they desire.

For users who cannot update to the latest version of Firefox or Firefox ESR, we plan to distribute an update that automatically applies the fix to versions 52 through 60. This fix will also be available as a user-installable extension. For anyone still experiencing issues in versions 61 through 65, we plan to distribute a fix through a user-installable extension. These extensions will not require users to enable Studies, and we’ll provide an update when they are available.



"Updates – Last Updated: 11:51 EDT May 8 2019 (From Mozilla Blog)

Firefox 66.0.5 has been released, and we recommend that people update to that version if they continue to experience problems with extensions being disabled. You’ll get an update notification within 24 hours, or you can initiate an update manually.
An update to ESR 60.6.3 is also available as of May 8th. We’re continuing to work on a fix for older versions of Firefox, and will update this post and on social media as we have more information."



A Firefox release has been pushed — version 66.0.4 on Desktop and Android, and version 60.6.2 for ESR. This release repairs the certificate chain to re-enable web extensions, themes, search engines, and language packs that had been disabled (Bug 1549061).

There are remaining issues that we are actively working to resolve, but we wanted to get this fix out before Monday to lessen the impact of disabled add-ons before the start of the week. More information about the remaining issues can be found by clicking on the links to the release notes above. (May 5, 16:25 EDT)



"Last Updated: 00:54 EDT May 5 2019

Updates:

Some users are reporting that they do not have the “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973” study active in “about:studies”.

Rather than using work-arounds, which can lead to issues later on, we strongly recommend that you continue to wait. If it’s possible for you to receive the hotfix, you should get it by 6am EDT, 24 hours after it was first released.

For everyone else, we are working to ship a more permanent solution. (May 5, 00:54 EDT)

There are a number of work-arounds being discussed in the community. These are not recommended as they may conflict with fixes we are deploying. We’ll let you know when further updates are available that we recommend, and appreciate your patience. (May 4, 15:01 EDT)"

Quoted From This Mozilla Blog:

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/




~Pj (Yeah! My Extensions Are Back!)

Asked by Pj 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Bare-metal install - which files are critical to back-up to get back to where I was?

I back-up my files off-site daily and I've noticed quite a few unknown type files such as "https+++" among others. Some of these are quite large adding to the back-up tim… (read more)

I back-up my files off-site daily and I've noticed quite a few unknown type files such as "https+++" among others. Some of these are quite large adding to the back-up time and I'm sure most of them are not needed.

So, my question is: If my computer was damaged beyond repair or stolen, which files/folders would I need to get me back to the last time I used Firefox?

I'm still using Firefox v. 55.0.3 as the later updates do not allow me to use the "Manage Tabs" add-on and that is the best feature by far for me. W/o that add-on I may as well be using Chrome.

Asked by wolfgang3838 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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tabs crashes after some period of time?help needed to fix it?

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/6d247aeb-348a-4247-89d0-83d090190413 don't know why? disabled hardware acceleration same problem. any help will be appretiate… (read more)

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/6d247aeb-348a-4247-89d0-83d090190413

don't know why?

disabled hardware acceleration same problem.

any help will be appretiated.

Asked by avikdas 1 year ago

Last reply by avikdas 1 year ago

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Firefox not removing a saved password after removing from saved logins

I have autosaved my username and password for a banking website and my pocket wifi login page. I want to remove it so I can't automatically sign in. I went to Options, Se… (read more)

I have autosaved my username and password for a banking website and my pocket wifi login page. I want to remove it so I can't automatically sign in. I went to Options, Security, Saved Logins and removed the websites. However, the two websites are both still autofilling the login details. They no longer appear under Saved Logins. I've also tried adding the websites as an 'Exception' but this hasn't worked either. I've tried closing Firefox and restarting but it hasn't fixed the problem.

Asked by nicolie.ravioli 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I set my new Brother printer as the default printer? I have to manually change it every time I print anything.

I tried going into the about:config, but the only entries under "print.print_" were only for Epson; Brother doesn't even show up. My new printer is a Brother, but a quick… (read more)

I tried going into the about:config, but the only entries under "print.print_" were only for Epson; Brother doesn't even show up. My new printer is a Brother, but a quick search turned up nothing with "brother" in it, even though it does show up as the non-default printer in the drop-down window. I want to have the Brother printer come up as the default printer, but can't find anyway to do it. I have checked the support pages and searched, but found nothing that seemed to apply. I'm still using Firefox 55.0.3 as the later versions don't support the "open tabs from last time" add-on and that is a great time-saver and organizer for me. I am using Windows 7. Thanks! Wolfgang P.s.: I have the Brother printer set up as the default in my Windows Control Panel. I also tried restarting the computer.

Asked by wolfgang3838 1 year ago

Answered by FredSheehan 1 year ago

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Since Firefox v64, I can't resize an attached graphic when creating or editing a PM or Thread Post on a Invision Forum ( v4.3.5 ).

I access an Invision Forum v4.3.5 and I am able to Resize an attached graphic in a Personal Message or in a Thread Post. That is until Today. I can't resize the graphic … (read more)

I access an Invision Forum v4.3.5 and I am able to Resize an attached graphic in a Personal Message or in a Thread Post. That is until Today.

I can't resize the graphic in FF v64.02 So I went to my notebook where I still use FF v55.03. I had no problem editing the size of a GIF . I click once on the graphic where I get the ability to stretch the graphic size either larger or smaller.

So I tried to downgrade FF. I went from v64.0.2 to 64.0 with no difference. I then downgraded again to v60.0.2 but that was unstable and crashed FF on every launch

So I am back on FF v64.0.2 on my desktop. If I click on the graphic to the right, I can not "stretch" or "compress" its size. If I double-click on it I get a dialogue. I can decrease ( compress ) its size but I can not increase ( stretch ) its size past its default pixel size.

Therefore I did a test on a Virgin PC ( Win8.1/64 but tested using only Firefox Win32 installers )

I installed Firefox v56 and tested the resize capability and I incrementally upgraded and tested Firefox 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 and v63 and all were able to be Resize a given graphic.

It was when I installed Firefox v64 that the ability to Resize a graphic failed. 

I guess I never noticed it on my Desktop until Today when I updated it to v64.02 and tried it.

Asked by DHLipman 1 year ago

Answered by DHLipman 1 year ago

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HELP SYNC UNDO

I have synced my old Firefox reset my computer then with fresh Firefox accidentally pressed the sync button and my old bookmarks aren't popping up in the restore section.… (read more)

I have synced my old Firefox reset my computer then with fresh Firefox accidentally pressed the sync button and my old bookmarks aren't popping up in the restore section. is there any way to get my old bookmarks back?

Asked by tsyvit 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I Want to Stop Firefox Updates because Newer Firefox versions Break my Add-Ons.

Firefox breaks all my important add-ons. Without these add-ons, Firefox is not worth using, at least not to me. The add-ons I use are: (1) Add Bookmark Here ^2 (2) All … (read more)

Firefox breaks all my important add-ons. Without these add-ons, Firefox is not worth using, at least not to me. The add-ons I use are:

 (1) Add Bookmark Here ^2
 (2) All Tabs Helper
 (3) FlashGot
 (4) Session Manager

I am currently using Firefox 55.0.3 (64-bit).

Yes, I know it's not secure. I don't care.

Yes, I have looked for replacements for each of these these add-ons. I found none.

Yes, I turned off updates. Yes, I turned off "Use a background service to install updates". Firefox still updated to 56.

I have replaced the Firefox utility "updater.exe" with a program that does nothing. Will that stop updates from occurring? If not, what else can I do?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

-- dogtac

Asked by dogtac 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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Javascript problems on https://stopthecap.com

This has been bothering me for ages. Would somebody mind visiting the above web site, clicking the heading for a news article with at least several comments, then scroll… (read more)

This has been bothering me for ages. Would somebody mind visiting the above web site, clicking the heading for a news article with at least several comments, then scrolling down to those comments and clicking Reply on a few of them? What's supposed to happen is that the comments form that normally appears at the end of the comments jumps up and appears indented under the Reply button. I assume it works normally for you? Here, at most, the page scrolls a little but the form never appears.

The bigger problem is that this happens with every browser on this Windows 7 PC, not just Firefox, suggesting that a script or something is being blocked system-wide...but that doesn't appear to be the case. Launching Firefox's debug tools, all requested files either load (i.e. show a byte count) or list "cached". Opera Mini, running in the MicroEmulator Java console does work, BTW. I often block domains in the HOSTS file, but switch this off during testing, and it makes no difference. There is actually no antivirus or other software currently installed, but I do run MalWareBytes manually sometimes.

I am not looking for interactive problem-solving, as I'm very tech savvy and that's likely beyond the scope of this site anyway. I was hoping, though, that somebody more savvy with Javascript would take a quick look at the code and note the script files involved. I see most of the processing is in comment-reply.js. I used to be fair with Javascript but haven't touched it in nearly 10 years, and am still understanding IDE-style debugging.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by tao101 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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notifier sync is on and active

Hi I installed the new Firefox on Windows 10 and after install the first thing I see it asking me for email... when I look closer it relates to Sync. This is most concern… (read more)

Hi

I installed the new Firefox on Windows 10 and after install the first thing I see it asking me for email... when I look closer it relates to Sync. This is most concerning to me.

As it encourages newbies to sign up to Sync WITHOUT realising the risk of using sync. Please correct me if I am wrong, my understanding is - Firefox still has not made a notifier that sync is being used, when it is being used. - In firefox we have no ability to turn OFF sync forever. Require a passcode to turn it ON.

It is easier for someone to hack a computer and activate sync wihtout you knowing. It happened to me and I only realised when they tried to access my gmail account. And upon investigation I discovered they had turned Firefox Sync on. So I dont want to use Firefox Sync ever.

It happened to a few of my friends and they told me it was reported to firefox. But i dont see any evidence their feedback was taken on.

Please advise.

Thankyou kindly for your time.

Asked by OnTheSea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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addons no longer available

Hi: I am trying to decide do I just totally give up on Firefox after all these years and move to Chrome or is there some logical path for addons planned/in process that … (read more)

Hi: I am trying to decide do I just totally give up on Firefox after all these years and move to Chrome or is there some logical path for addons planned/in process that I do not know about.

It is like Firefox Management Team/Committee team made this technical decision with little understanding on the impact to the developers that had put in hard yards for years, or users who had been using these addons. I am at a loss when I try to understand why would they jeopardise so much.

Since Firefox went to that "new firefox", sorry I dont know the technical lingo, most of the addons I use became unavailable. I have since written to each developer to ask, will they be upgrading their addon and the answer is NO. So basically Firefox is only useful to me if

  • I stay in the old version on Mac Sierra OSX (55.0.3).
  • For the new windows 10 brand new laptop I tried also to create using the new Firefox and it was very unsuccessful as there are no addons even close to what I was using.

For the Cookies controller there are some close but nothing as good as this addon in terms of how I used it -- manually removed cookies.

On my Mac Firefox 55.0.3, I have the following addons (all these have the LEGACY yellow highlight tag in the list)

1 Cookie Controller

2 Roomy Bookmarks Toolbar

3 Session Manager

4 New Add On Bar

5 Add Bookmarks Here

6 Change Bookmark Recent Folder List Length

7 Open Bookmarks in New Tab

8 Download Status Bar

9 AutoPin Tab

10 Close Tab Button

11 Tab Open/Close Control

12 and uBlock Origin I cannot update as it says on its webpage, with this technical change, it is not supported, so not upgrade it.

Any practical advice?

Asked by OnTheSea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox set to clear cookies, yet

I have Firefox set never to remember cookies except for a few select sites and to erase cookies and internet history upon closing the browser. Indeed, the sites outside … (read more)

I have Firefox set never to remember cookies except for a few select sites and to erase cookies and internet history upon closing the browser. Indeed, the sites outside my whitelist have always acted as if cookies are disabled for them (giving "you must enable cookies" if I attempt to log in, etc.). I also am required to re-log in to whitelisted sites after relaunching the browser, of course.

However, I just ran CCleaner, and its deletion log listed over 1400 Firefox cookies, a great many from sites I haven't visited in months. Apparently, Firefox's "never store cookies" option either isn't working due to a glitch or just doesn't work period, appearing to the user not to store cookies but just storing and not deleting them anyway.

1. Does Firefox just save cookies anyhow no matter your preferences, or is this a glitch? If it is a glitch, how do I resolve it? 2. Where is the age-old cookie information that CCleaner deleted stored, so I can delete it manually in the future?

(Note: Yes, I know about CCleaner's privacy concerns, but that's beside this particular point.)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Blenheim 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox renders raw HTTP response as text for self-signed secure connection

I'm trying to connect to a miniature secure web server which has a self-signed certificate, but for some reason in https mode Firefox displays the entire raw HTTP result … (read more)

I'm trying to connect to a miniature secure web server which has a self-signed certificate, but for some reason in https mode Firefox displays the entire raw HTTP result as the website content.

If I turn off the secure layer (so it's sending the HTTP response in cleartext) then it works and the webpage gets rendered as expected.

It seems like only Firefox is affected. I have tested two other browsers and there the HTTP protocol gets parsed, and the page displays as intended.

Asked by SonoSooS 2 years ago

Last reply by SonoSooS 2 years ago