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After Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 96.0.1 (Latest Version) Firefox unable to connect..........

Just to advise after the recent update to Mozilla Firefox v96.0.1 there was a problem with Internet connection not then being available from Firefox. For extra privacy I … (read more)

Just to advise after the recent update to Mozilla Firefox v96.0.1 there was a problem with Internet connection not then being available from Firefox.

For extra privacy I have Win 10x64 Pro set to the free Cloudflare free use DNS settings of 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 and this has worked just fine for several months now.

However, since the update as above, Firefox could no longer connect to the Internet.

However, my other Browsers: SeaMonkey and Tor worked just fine.

For security reasons, I never use Chrome, Edge or Safario, as they are basically insecure.

Thinking there was a router problem, I reset that with the pin through the reset hole at the rear, and rebooted the PC.

No further ahead, and I knew it was not a Malware problem either, as I use very good AntiMalware Software.

I switched off the fiber box for 10 minutes, restarted it, no change, Firefox still could not connect.

Aha, a look through the Firefox Settings > Network and checked the DNS setting, which had been default set by Firefox to "CIRA Canadian Shield (By Default)" - That was NOT the setting I had placed into the Win10 Operating System.

Cloudflare was the second option there, so I selected that.

I didn't try the third option of "Next DNS".

Saved the setting (Option 2 Cloudflare)

Rebooted the PC, and no further troubles.

That CIRA Canadian Shield (Default) by Firefox was a trap I hadn't run into.

Just thought you may wish to put this in an appropriate place, as a warning to others.

Experienced with all Windows O/S since 1993, every style of O/S Microsoft has had available, plus much other Software.

This is the first unexpected problem ever I've had with Mozilla Firefox.

I run this PC 24/7, never turned off except for a reboot.

I can run some Firefox 25+ Windows and a total of over 150 Tabs, Run SeaMonkey and Tor with over 100 Tabs between them, and can still do other work.

Pleaty of RAM and SSD's for Operating Systems, backup to HDD's for longevity.

Still using 20+ year old HDD's still good, but they don't thermally cycle (Always on except for reboots), and I am interested to see how long before a failure of one of them =- I just stor DATA on these old HDD's (Copy from elsewhere, so it doesn't matter if I have a failure of an old HDD.

Cheers from a Far-Away-Land (Zealandia SupraContinent)

Asked by unix74 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Respect my settings or I will find other software

I don't want to help Firefox or Mozilla, with data about how I use the browser or anything else. I try, with some success, to minimize the telemetry data flying out of my… (read more)

I don't want to help Firefox or Mozilla, with data about how I use the browser or anything else. I try, with some success, to minimize the telemetry data flying out of my household everyday across multiple devices and operating systems - so I turn off these settings immediately in any software I do install.

I recently did a "refresh" of Firefox on a different PC... that did pretty much "factory reset" the browser - my extensions were removed, telemetry was turned back on, and that is to be expected. Turned it off, moved on to the next part of that job.

Today, on my office pc, I get annoyed by some autocompleting in the navigation bar, an option I had turned off months (years?) ago. Went into settings, and well what in the hell?

Every single option to send my data to Mozilla, was clicked on. Is it your express update policy to overwrite user-specified settings with each and every update? That's fine for you and all, but please let me know and I will use something else. Like I did with Thunderbird years ago. I have sent money to Mozilla before, not really sure how likely I would be to do that again.

TL:dr - Is this a mistake from a recent update, or is this standard operating procedure?

Asked by glennortman 3 weeks ago

Network Connection settings is grayed out

My Firefox network connection settings is grayed out and not able to enable it. Can you please let me know the steps to enable it. Refer the attachment. Note: Uninstall/… (read more)

My Firefox network connection settings is grayed out and not able to enable it. Can you please let me know the steps to enable it. Refer the attachment.

Note: Uninstall/Installing again didn't help to resolve.

Version :95.0(64-bit)

Asked by mmurthi2007 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox upgrades

Twice in the past six months I have downloaded 'upgrades' to the Firefox browser, only then to have to spend half an hour resetting my options - home page, task bars, app… (read more)

Twice in the past six months I have downloaded 'upgrades' to the Firefox browser, only then to have to spend half an hour resetting my options - home page, task bars, apps, etc. It's just not worth bothering to get the upgrades. Why do the upgrades mess with my personal settings?

Asked by mmck 2 months ago