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How to set a timeout for the master password?

I want to set a timeout for the master password. It's clearly a security threat to leave passwords unencrypted. It bothers me more than being prompted for the master pass… (read more)

I want to set a timeout for the master password. It's clearly a security threat to leave passwords unencrypted. It bothers me more than being prompted for the master password.

I remember we used to be able to set the timeout and it's a pain to go and logout the software security device after logging in to the one thing that needs the master password.

Asked by NuHash 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago

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Firefox sync

Hi, when I had cleaned out all my bookmarjks duplicates (and they were many 50.000 accumulated through the years)on my Linuxmachine and turned on my Windows 10 machine th… (read more)

Hi, when I had cleaned out all my bookmarjks duplicates (and they were many 50.000 accumulated through the years)on my Linuxmachine and turned on my Windows 10 machine they were all back. So my question is: what data is saved when syncing with Firefox sync? And I dont mean the different types you can choose between ,no I mean: when I change one thing on onea logged in firefox on one machine doesnt that change the status of, and in my example the bookmarks on the other machines? Or is it the other way around, namely: will the second machine with all the duplicate bookmarks change the sync-"base" so they will be back on all other machines again? Very confusing especially if youre logged into moire machine then one at the same time. Please answer me, I really need to clean up my firefox's accumulated duplicates pretty quick. Sincerely Wal

Asked by Wal 2 years ago

Last reply by Wal 2 years ago

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Sync does not sync all extensions and their data between PC(windows) and Mac(Monterey 12)

Hi , My main machine is a personal windows laptop. Firefox sync works fine and syncs all things including "all" my installed extensions . recently company issues me a m… (read more)

Hi , My main machine is a personal windows laptop. Firefox sync works fine and syncs all things including "all" my installed extensions . recently company issues me a macbook and on it when i install firefox and login my account for sync it syncs other things like bookmarks but does not sync all my extensions only a few of them.

I already tried multiple things like sync delibrately from windows and then pressing sync on mac or reinstalling firefox on mac . but its the same issue.

few of the extensions that are missing :

  1. Auto Tab Discard
  2. Download Manager (S3)
  3. DownthemAll
  4. Stylus ( very important for me)
  5. Tab Session Manager (THE most important for me)
  6. TamperMonkey ( Important)
  7. (Temporary Containers)
  8. uBlock Origin
  9. Xkit Rewritten
  10. Zoom Image

Asked by Ali A. 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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video loading error

~~~SOLVED~~~ Hello guys, this is about some..adults sites, i'm just getting loading error on the screen. Sorry if that's inappropriate. Also recently, youtube videos can'… (read more)

~~~SOLVED~~~ Hello guys, this is about some..adults sites, i'm just getting loading error on the screen. Sorry if that's inappropriate. Also recently, youtube videos can't play at 1080p, only 720p, even tho i know the video it's 1080p.

Asked by Nektarios 2 years ago

Answered by Nektarios 2 years ago

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GOOGLEADSERVICES

When I do a search using google, and then click on a choice (one of the first sites listed) my browser tries to go to something called "googleadservices" and it will not … (read more)

When I do a search using google, and then click on a choice (one of the first sites listed) my browser tries to go to something called "googleadservices" and it will not load. Just hangs up and gives me a blank page. How do I stop this or remove googleadservices?

Asked by Michael Z. Jody 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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password issues

Hello, I just bought a new laptop, and am trying to sync my firefox account. The new laptop wouldn't accept my password. So I changed it to a new one. It doesn't accep… (read more)

Hello, I just bought a new laptop, and am trying to sync my firefox account.

The new laptop wouldn't accept my password. So I changed it to a new one.

It doesn't accept the new password either. And now it seems like firefox isn't allowing me to logout of my account either. What is going on with the passwords? I can't afford to reset everything and lose all of my data and log ins. They have been generated by firefox and are all randomly alfanumeric.

What am I to do?

Asked by roscoechapman 2 years ago

Last reply by roscoechapman 2 years ago

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Cached Web Content (320kb)

I cannot clear this cache to zero no matter what I try. How can I clear this cache. It just started happening after a recent update. I clean my caches after every use b… (read more)

I cannot clear this cache to zero no matter what I try. How can I clear this cache. It just started happening after a recent update. I clean my caches after every use but not any longer.

Asked by Jason Allen 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I remove the extra SaveToPocket lines from saved text web pages?

Hi Usually when I like an article and don't have time to read it, I'll save it for later to read it on my Kindle as plain text. In FireFox, I'll use the F9 key to Togg… (read more)

Hi

Usually when I like an article and don't have time to read it, I'll save it for later to read it on my Kindle as plain text.

In FireFox, I'll use the F9 key to Toggle The Reader View to view it in the reader mode, then save the page as text by doing ctrl+s, as I don't need the html version or the images or extra stuff that comes with the article.

However, after the page is saved as text, getpocket.com dumps a lot of unnecessary garbage into the beginning(27 lines) & end(18 lines) of the page, even if I don't have a pocket account nor logged in as listed below.

Is there a way to prevent FF from saving the annoying Pocket self-promo garbage besides saving each page manually and tediously?

Thanks


Beginning:


Close Reader View

 * Type controls
 *
   Sans-serif
   Serif
   5
   3
   4
   Light
   Dark
   Sepia
 * Listen
 *
   Voice: Default DefaultMicrosoft David Desktop - English (United
   States)Microsoft Zira Desktop - English (United States)

Save To Pocket


Ending:


Save anything from across the web in Pocket, your personal library.

As part of the Firefox family, Pocket provides a quiet, calm space that’s perfect for reading. It strips away all the distractions of the internet so you can really focus.

  • Sign up* - it’s free

<https://getpocket.com/signup?utm_source=firefox_reader&utm_medium=variant_cta_only> *Discover more* <https://getpocket.com/explore?utm_source=firefox_reader&utm_medium=variant_cta_only>

Discover the most thought-provoking stories out there, curated by Pocket.

As part of the Firefox family, Pocket surfaces the best articles out there—new perspectives, intriguing deep-dives, timeless classics—and we do this with the same dedication to privacy you’ve come to expect from Firefox and Mozilla.

  • Discover more*

<https://getpocket.com/explore?utm_source=firefox_reader&utm_medium=variant_cta_plus_recs>


Asked by Ken94105 2 years ago

Last reply by Ken94105 2 years ago

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Firefox 98.0.2/MacOS loads some pages but then blanks them

This problem appears on MacOS 10.13.3 but NOT Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Repeat-by: 1. Start here: https://www.cnn.com/ That page should load cleanly. 2. Now… (read more)

This problem appears on MacOS 10.13.3 but NOT Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia).

Repeat-by:

1. Start here:

       https://www.cnn.com/

That page should load cleanly.

2. Now click on "Live Updates", which is the top entry in the middle column of that page, and as of 3 April 2022 11:20 AM EDT takes you to:

       https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-04-3-22/index.html

On MacOS, that page loads and is momentarily visible; then the page/tab it's loaded in goes blank. On Linux, that page loads as expected and remains visible.

Notes:

The problem did not happen with Firefox 88.0.1/MacOS.

The problem does not happen with Firefox 98.0.2/Linux, i.e., it appears to be specific to MacOS.

The problem remains whether extensions are enable or disabled (one a time or all at once).

The problem remains after the cache has been flushed and pages have been reloaded.

The problem remains after Firefox has been (completely) shut down and (cleanly) restarted.

The problem does not happen with Chrome/Chromium on either MacOS or Linux.

The problem also happens on *some* other pages on CNN's site (but not all) and on *some* (but not all) pages of other sites but there doesn't seem to be a pattern that explains which URLs exhibit it and which don't. This suggests that it's not privacy settings or extensions or anything like that, because there's no reason for those to vary from page to page within any one site.

If I'm VERY fast on hitting the "X" that stops a page loading/rendering while in progress, and I get the timing just right, I can catch it before the page/tab goes blank. So it appears that Firefox is in fact fetching all the content and can render it, but then for some reason is blanking the page/tab once that's done.

The attached screenshot shows what the problematic page (from step 2 above) looks like on Linux. On MacOS it's blank, so I didn't include a screenshot of that.

Asked by mramine2016 2 years ago

Last reply by -elison- 1 year ago

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Addons

The addons on Firefox aren't showing up in the toolbar, even though it says that its enabled in the settings page. The only addon showing up is uBlock Origin, nothing els… (read more)

The addons on Firefox aren't showing up in the toolbar, even though it says that its enabled in the settings page. The only addon showing up is uBlock Origin, nothing else appears on the toolbar. This started only recently, I'm on Firefox 98.0.2 (64 bit).

Thanks in advance!

Asked by marcleok101 2 years ago

Last reply by marcleok101 2 years ago

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Amazon "Returns & Orders" page will not load... Mac

Amazon "Returns & Orders" page will not load... Mac/Firefox computer even it trouble shoot mode. Page just continues to partially load and repeats until I stop it. … (read more)

Amazon "Returns & Orders" page will not load... Mac/Firefox computer even it trouble shoot mode. Page just continues to partially load and repeats until I stop it.

Asked by gspelucin 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Please explain why i can't read an html file with Firefox

I installed Rust on my laptop and want to browse to the documentation which is installed at file:///home/lochlann/.rustup/toolchains/stable-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/share… (read more)

I installed Rust on my laptop and want to browse to the documentation which is installed at file:///home/lochlann/.rustup/toolchains/stable-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/share/doc/rust/html/intro.html. I try to open this in Firefox and this fails with the message: Access to the file was denied

The file at /home/lochlann/.rustup/toolchains/stable-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/share/doc/rust/html/intro.html is not readable.

   It may have been removed, moved, or file permissions may be preventing access.

I have read permissions on the file. No matter, it fails. I try to open the file using Firefox and navigate the directory structure rather than typing in the location. The file opens in the browser, the location is listed as file:///run/user/1000/doc/1f137432/index.html. Can you explain to me why Firefox cannot render a file that is where i put it and has appropriate permissions yet can render the same file where I did not put it? I have always been a fan but this looks more like a virus than I am comfortable with.

Asked by lochlann 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Profile problem

Running 98.02, Windows 10. Firefox keeps opening without all my tabs and other personalized information. Just a single tab or maybe 2 that have nothing to do with me. … (read more)

Running 98.02, Windows 10. Firefox keeps opening without all my tabs and other personalized information. Just a single tab or maybe 2 that have nothing to do with me. If I go to about:profiles, one of the profiles listed will (so far) have my lost information. When I recovered the first time, I quickly created a profile if the current, good configuration. However, now when the problem recurs and I go back to that profile I created, Firefox is once again a single tab of a URL I've never seen. I'm afraid I will lose everything!

BTW the first symptom was that when I clicked on a link in email (Outlook 2021), the link opened in a new Firefox window, not a new tab of the current window. This, despite telling Firefox not to do that in Settings and checking about:configuration to make sure it would not occur.

-Rick Exner

Asked by Rick Exner 2 years ago

Answered by Rick Exner 1 year ago

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Prevent web browser opening when connection goes offline

Hi I guess this applies for any web browser, but is there an option to disable this with Firefox...? Basically, whenever my BT connection goes offline, Firefox decides t… (read more)

Hi

I guess this applies for any web browser, but is there an option to disable this with Firefox...? Basically, whenever my BT connection goes offline, Firefox decides to take it upon itself to open up just to tell me it can't connect/that the web is offline etc. It's seriously annoying. I know it's offline as the hub light will change from blue to green/orange etc. It's even worse if I'm doing something else, such as playing on a game, and it's interrupted by the web browser opening itself. :-\

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Asked by DustyShinigami 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 2 years ago