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What are the security risks of lauching -no-deelevate option as suggested in this Article (link)

About this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/windows-administrator-launcher-process-error-fix#w_how-to-verify-the-problem In order to solve the drag and drop… (read more)

About this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/windows-administrator-launcher-process-error-fix#w_how-to-verify-the-problem

In order to solve the drag and drop issue under win7, article above suggests "Start Firefox Using the -no-deelevate command" but doesn't clarify what would be the risks on doing it.

I mean, the security risk is only mentioned in the next suggestion "partial workaround", saying it would be rather than lower security by using -no-deelevate instead, but also gives no information about what risks would be.

So I would like to know:

1) If I decide to use -no-deelevate option, what sort of risks I'm taking?

2) To a no fool internet user, is it worthy to take?

This is relevant for me cuz re-enable UAC makes user have to confirm dialog box to everything at all in Windows despite logged as full right administrator.

Nor less annoying are the other option "copy and paste" "save as", putting me under ridiculous situation of needy to use Opera browser only to be able of drag IMDB links and images into a folder, then backing to Firefox for everything else.

You can drag an image even to a folder in an USB external drive (OMG-WTF)

Thanks you all.

Asked by ccrc28 5 hours ago

Viewing cookies

I have set cookies on FF to view and see retaintion. When I go to Privacy and security, Cookies and site data, and then click on "manage data" it never shows stored cooki… (read more)

I have set cookies on FF to view and see retaintion. When I go to Privacy and security, Cookies and site data, and then click on "manage data" it never shows stored cookies. Why is this the case ? Is there another location that displays cookies?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 1 week ago

FireFox Update has affected my twitter feed.

Hello, This problem just started with the last update or two from firefox, and the other browsers CHROME or EDGE loads the site just fine. To view how the twitter feed sh… (read more)

Hello,

This problem just started with the last update or two from firefox, and the other browsers CHROME or EDGE loads the site just fine. To view how the twitter feed should look, just load in those browsers and you will see it styled.

MY SITE https://www61.myfantasyleague.com/2020/home/15387#0

You notice the lower left twitter feed, it is not being styled by css through js. I get a console error that reads. DOMException: Permission denied to access property "frameElement" on cross-origin object

I am not sure how to fix this with a setting turned off or on maybe, or if firefox can fix in the browser, as i really dont want to use Chrome.

Thank you Dean

Asked by sticks2u 1 day ago

Last reply by sticks2u 14 hours ago

How to turn off forever the "screenshot" splash notification

How to turn off forever the "screenshot" splash notification I have been asking for this since 2017 i think. We need a fix to turn off forever the splash notification af… (read more)

How to turn off forever the "screenshot" splash notification

I have been asking for this since 2017 i think.

We need a fix to turn off forever the splash notification after taken a screenshot. I have been using the temporary solution of turning on "Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" but we need a definite solution on how to turn that notification off forever.

Asked by Nicolas Aumond 1 day ago

Last reply by Nicolas Aumond 1 day ago

crypto wallet

hi.i have a problem i sent bitcoin from my wallet then my friends wallet..first time i was copy my friends bitcoin wallets code.and paste which i will send bitcoin tube..… (read more)

hi.i have a problem i sent bitcoin from my wallet then my friends wallet..first time i was copy my friends bitcoin wallets code.and paste which i will send bitcoin tube..but started problem.because when i copy my friends code,this code was change when i paste..final=my bitcoin sent to anyone

i used Opera browser.but i was copy wallet number and i paste same number

please help me you can contact me [email]@gmail.com

Asked by mexxdi0 1 day ago

2 wat authentication

Hallo, I got a lock in the 2 wat authentication. I now my password but the e-mail with the verificationcode goes to a e-mail account from witch the password is within my … (read more)

Hallo,

I got a lock in the 2 wat authentication. I now my password but the e-mail with the verificationcode goes to a e-mail account from witch the password is within my passwallet of the Firefox account. Is their any workaround around thuis?

Renards Jeff

Asked by emile2 2 days ago

auto fill does not fill out my Street Address

The auto fill option does not fill in my Street Address. provide tips/details on how to get the auto fill function to include filling in my Street Address. Many Thanks … (read more)

The auto fill option does not fill in my Street Address.

provide tips/details on how to get the auto fill function to include filling in my Street Address.

Many Thanks

Asked by GEAUX TIGAHS! 2 days ago

Cookies not clearing

When logging into Office 365 after entering my credentials I closed the tab and reopened Office 365 and was immediately logged in. I then cleared cookies, history, cache … (read more)

When logging into Office 365 after entering my credentials I closed the tab and reopened Office 365 and was immediately logged in. I then cleared cookies, history, cache etc and after open the site and the tab it still logged me into office 365 without me entering my credentials why?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 2 days ago

Government intrusion

Why are new tabs opening to the Federal Governments Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency's rumor control page? Is my browsing information being shared with the Federa… (read more)

Why are new tabs opening to the Federal Governments Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency's rumor control page? Is my browsing information being shared with the Federal Government?

Asked by idplumberboy 3 days ago

Last reply by idplumberboy 2 days ago

Userid prompt - cannot delete suggestions

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for si… (read more)

So, I accidentally clicked a link that takes me to a site I have never logged into. Firefox prompts me with 3 userids. One is more or less a throwaway, but two are for sites I want to be secure.

I have disabled the form history in options. I have selected each item and tried either delete or shift-delete. None of these options work.

The site continues to present me with 3 userid options.

I hope this is not a major security threat since I am the only user on this computer and the site is one I have never visited, but it worries me nonetheless that I cannot remove the Firefox suggestions.

Asked by RemySecor 2 weeks ago

Last reply by RemySecor 2 days ago

Suspicious email

Hi, I received an email this morning supposedly from mozilla support which stated there was a reply to a question I posted here about 5 years ago. Not the kind of person… (read more)

Hi, I received an email this morning supposedly from mozilla support which stated there was a reply to a question I posted here about 5 years ago. Not the kind of person to click links in emails I signed in directly to my Firefox account and searched for replies to my original question and did not see a reply from the poster who was mentioned the email. How can I determine if this email is actually from mozilla and if it is not what should I do with it? I did check my email using the Firefox Monitor and nothing showed up. Thank you.

Asked by FFuserlongtime 4 days ago

Last reply by FFuserlongtime 2 days ago

Firfox privacy problems ?

What's this I hear about Firefox having privacy issues ? Have recently read on a forum that Firefox posters are at risk for our privacy being lost. I'm surprised ! And wo… (read more)

What's this I hear about Firefox having privacy issues ? Have recently read on a forum that Firefox posters are at risk for our privacy being lost. I'm surprised ! And wondering what's up. Give us a heads up, please ! What happens now ?

Asked by Sunflower44 2 days ago

firefox signs me out of gmail email and makes me change password - after I tried to access an old YouTube account

In Firefox 84.0.2 I tried to access an old YouTube account from a gmail email. it signed me out and I have to change the password to get back in to gmail. It gave me mess… (read more)

In Firefox 84.0.2 I tried to access an old YouTube account from a gmail email. it signed me out and I have to change the password to get back in to gmail. It gave me message about "a suspicious app, etc." but I KNOW I don't have any suspicious anything on my new Macbook Pro. I finally realized that on Chrome I can stay signed in, but in Firefox, every time I try to sign in with the changed password, it goes through the whole thing again. I want to use Firefox, but right now I want to be able to access my email! I also don't want to have to stay signed in. Also, I was on a new device, AND in another country -- Apple could not help me (just said to change password), and I didn't have Chrome on my new Mac at that point, though probably should have tried it before all the changing....

Anyway, I looked up everything I could. The checkbox that the directions at one point said to uncheck isn't in my screen in Firefox 84.0.2. Thanks.

Asked by hls2017 2 days ago

text to speech / speech to text

I am new to Firefox. I need speech to text and Text to speech, to run on all sites and all search boxes. And still be secure is the recommended software or add-ons or is … (read more)

I am new to Firefox. I need speech to text and Text to speech, to run on all sites and all search boxes. And still be secure is the recommended software or add-ons or is it integrated into Firefox. This is one of the main reasons I have not moved from Google Chrome.

Asked by OneFiveFiveOne 3 days ago

Unrecognised log-in

I have found a log-in in the logins and passwords list which I do not recognise - from a dating site which I haven't used! (How) Is this possible? I had recently been rec… (read more)

I have found a log-in in the logins and passwords list which I do not recognise - from a dating site which I haven't used! (How) Is this possible? I had recently been receiving a huge amount of spam but once I deleted the log-in the spam dissappeared. Does anyone have any thoughts?

Asked by j.carter83 4 days ago

Last reply by j.carter83 3 days ago

Firefox: Security -> Cookies and Website-Data

Hi there, When I navigate to Settings in Firefox -> (don't know the exact term in English) Privacy and Security -> Cookies and website data I see this "The saved co… (read more)

Hi there, When I navigate to Settings in Firefox -> (don't know the exact term in English) Privacy and Security -> Cookies and website data I see this "The saved cookies, website data and the cache currently occupy xx MB" and three buttons Remove Data, Manage Data, and Manage Exceptions. When I click the first button to remove the data, the data is erased but it always leaves an 85Kb amount. Why? I can remember times when all of this data was removed. Kind regards.

Asked by Martin N. 3 days ago

FIREFOX browser does not see my VPN

Hi, I have a VPN from protonmail.com. When I use "whatismyipaddress.com" is shows my normal ISP. However, if I use SEAMONKEY, it does see the VPN server. How can I c… (read more)

Hi,

I have a VPN from protonmail.com. When I use "whatismyipaddress.com" is shows my normal ISP.

However, if I use SEAMONKEY, it does see the VPN server.

How can I configure FIREFOX to repect the VPN ?

Regards, BRIAN

Asked by brian_sadler 4 days ago