• Gearchiveerd

A new way to control Extensions which might collect data that they chouldn't

I have an idea which should enhance security within Firefox, specifically to improve the security of Extensions. It has become clear that many extensions are collecting a… (meer info)

I have an idea which should enhance security within Firefox, specifically to improve the security of Extensions.

It has become clear that many extensions are collecting and selling information about users to tracking and advertizing companies, without the user's knowledge or consent!

In response to learning about this, I started to disable the extensions which I did not need all the time and then "re-activate" them only when I needed to use them. Keeping the active Extensions strictly to essential security minded ones and a few other that I feel I NEED on a very regular basis - or all the time.

This is a bit of a drag and takes time each time I want to use certain extensions, but I now feel that it is necessary - until extensions are PREVENTED from collecting and selling user data!

Today I had an idea which would help and make this "Less of a Drag"!

When I "Disable" an extension, it's icon disaappears from my toolbar and only re-appears when "Re-activated". It would be better if when "Disabled" the Icon STAYED on the tool bar - but "Greyed Out", and with a right click menu with only two items on it - 1) "Re-Activate this extension" and 2) "Remove this extension". It would be useful also for when the extension is "Active" that the Icon has a right click item "Disable this Extension"! - Currently there is only the option to "Remove", which is not what I want to do!

This one relatively small change would allow users who are aware of the dangers, to control potentially "Leaky" but USEFUL extensions. The vast amount of time they would not be ABLE to track and collect users data, which would make what they collect when "Activated" much less useful!

This would be a useful and EFFECTIVE tool against "malware" extensions which are collecting and selling user data. It would be a useful "Stop-Gap" until you get around to actually PREVENTING extensions from doing this!!!!

Ideally extensions should be PREVENTED from having access to or selling any data and should ONLY have access to information that is specifically NEEDED for the functioning of the extension. VERY CLEARLY the very broad designations of the current "Permission" system do not work!!

I hope you take action on this, because it would CERTAINLY help!

Gevraagd door Greg the Yeti, 2 jaar geleden

Laatst beantwoord door user3345223, 2 jaar geleden

  • Gearchiveerd

Firefox 85.0

I have a MacBook Air running MacOS X 10.15.2 Catalina with Intel HD Graphics 6000 and Firefox just updated automatically to 85.0. Since the update, I cannot launch Firefo… (meer info)

I have a MacBook Air running MacOS X 10.15.2 Catalina with Intel HD Graphics 6000 and Firefox just updated automatically to 85.0. Since the update, I cannot launch Firefox - it opens and then immediately hangs so I have to do a Force Quit as system says Firefox is not responding. Strangely, if I launch Safari first then launch Firefox, everything is OK even though I do not actively use Safari after it is launched and quit it as soon as Firefox opens. I would prefer not to have to launch Safari before starting my preferred browser. No crashes have been logged because it fails to fully open. Any ideas?

Gevraagd door mail918, 2 jaar geleden

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  • Gearchiveerd

error 403

Please excuse my bad english (i'm french) ! I am receiving this code: " Error 403 You are not authorised to access this content " when I log back in to a site where, un… (meer info)

Please excuse my bad english (i'm french) !

I am receiving this code: " Error 403 You are not authorised to access this content " when I log back in to a site where, until now, I have been logging in without worry for years ! What happened between this morning 8 am and now 12 pm.... for me to lose my access rights to my customer account on this site? Thank you for your help !

Liza

Gevraagd door liza.lo.bartolo, 2 jaar geleden

Laatst beantwoord door Scribe, 2 jaar geleden

  • Gearchiveerd

accounts.firefox.com doesn't load on Firefox 78.6.1 ESR x86_64 (RHEL 8)

Hi, When i try to open the page https://accounts.firefox.com to login in order to setup sync on my browser (Firefox 78.6.1 ESR x86_64 on RHEL 8) it doesn't load (please s… (meer info)

Hi,

When i try to open the page https://accounts.firefox.com to login in order to setup sync on my browser (Firefox 78.6.1 ESR x86_64 on RHEL 8) it doesn't load (please see attachment picture).

Any idea what can be the problem?

Gevraagd door maverick.pt, 2 jaar geleden

Laatst beantwoord door cor-el, 1 jaar geleden

  • Gearchiveerd

firefox

I use Firefox on my computer and nowhere else but it keeps asking for another device to connect to to validate my my usage. What can I do so that I can use my Firefox on … (meer info)

I use Firefox on my computer and nowhere else but it keeps asking for another device to connect to to validate my my usage. What can I do so that I can use my Firefox on only one place?

Gevraagd door Lynn Wallingford, 2 jaar geleden

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  • Gearchiveerd

Lost Word document

Hi, I was on the Facebook page on the firefox browser and I wanted to send a word document to a colleague. I took it from my desktop with drag and drop, and i dropped it … (meer info)

Hi,

I was on the Facebook page on the firefox browser and I wanted to send a word document to a colleague. I took it from my desktop with drag and drop, and i dropped it in the conversation, but it was not sent, it just disappeared. It was also no longer on my desktop. I searched everywhere in my computer and I could not find it. I even tried some recovery programs, i found the file but it said it s corrupted and it could not open. How can I recover my document?

Gevraagd door anndreea2125, 1 jaar geleden

Laatst beantwoord door jscher2000 - Support Volunteer, 1 jaar geleden

  • Gearchiveerd

FIREFOX IS DYING....R.I.P FIREFOX

SOMETIMES MY SAVED LOGIN ERASED BY FIREFOX,AND OTHER SLOWS MY PC (HARMFUL). I LOST MOST OF MY DATA CAUSE OF THIS FRUSTRATING,HEADACHE>>>GARBAGE FIREFOX. MOST OF … (meer info)

SOMETIMES MY SAVED LOGIN ERASED BY FIREFOX,AND OTHER SLOWS MY PC (HARMFUL). I LOST MOST OF MY DATA CAUSE OF THIS FRUSTRATING,HEADACHE>>>GARBAGE FIREFOX.

MOST OF THE TIMES I HAVE TO RESTART FIREFOX TO CONTINUE!!!!

I GOT CHROME,OPERA,ALL WORKING FINE .

BUT THIS GARBAGE FIREFOX, CAUSING A LOT OF PROBLEMS STARTING FROM MY PC TO MY SAVED DATA.

2021 IS THE START OF ENDING FIREFOX,WE'LL MISS YOU >>>R.I.P FIREFOX

Gevraagd door stopinternetscammersmafia, 1 jaar geleden

Laatst beantwoord door FredMcD, 1 jaar geleden

  • Gearchiveerd

Guardian.com in FF 85.0

Since I updated to FF 85.0 (using Mac OS 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro), articles on the Guardian website all display with text on top of the pictures, making the text illegib… (meer info)

Since I updated to FF 85.0 (using Mac OS 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro), articles on the Guardian website all display with text on top of the pictures, making the text illegible. I have tried deleting the cache for the Guardian sites but that hasn't helped. Articles display fine on Safari and Chrome. I have the Guardian to help but they have not yet replied. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Laurence

Gevraagd door laurenceharger, 1 jaar geleden

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  • Gearchiveerd

Undoing Imports?

I have multiple google accounts on my mac and I recently switched over to Firefox. I tried to really quickly import some things and figured while I was doing it I might a… (meer info)

I have multiple google accounts on my mac and I recently switched over to Firefox. I tried to really quickly import some things and figured while I was doing it I might as well import everything. I imported all of the information from another persons google account and I'm not certain how I even managed it. It would take upwards of an hour to delete all this information and I'm not sure whether or not when I delete things like passwords on firefox if its also deleting them on google or not. I just need to undo the entire import. I don't need to figure out how to import from my google account or anything at this point I don't really care. Where I think I went wrong is it gave me the option between two google accounts one of them saying a generic name and one saying mine. I forgot that their google account is under my name and that the generic one must have been mine. Is there any way to just undo the entire import?

Gevraagd door rileycosminsky, 1 jaar geleden

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Websites open in Firefox 84.0 but not in 85.0 after upgrade. Other browsers work fine. Windows 10

Summary: On windows 10, getting error messages on websites including big names like logitech.com after firefox updates from 84.0 to 85.0. Reinstall of 84.0 and sites wor… (meer info)

Summary: On windows 10, getting error messages on websites including big names like logitech.com after firefox updates from 84.0 to 85.0. Reinstall of 84.0 and sites work again. Other major browsers also work fine.

Specific error message is: Secure Connection Failed" "An error occurred during a connection to ***websitehere***. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR." "The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified."

Troubleshooting: - I did an uninstall on the machine and deleted all mozilla folders from program files / app data followed by a fresh install of firefox 85.0 on machine, didn't help. - I uninstalled firefox again and wiped folders then installed 84.0 and turned off updates. All websites work fine. After auto update to 85.0, sites don't work again. - Cleared cache/history/etc and even created a new profile. Nothing helps. - Doesn't happen on all machines I don't think but is starting to appear on several and that number has been increasing over the last 2 days. I haven't looked to see if I could find someone's machine that has 85.0 and is working besides mine yet.

Side note: - I received a replacement laptop on Wednesday for work and did all windows updates prior to installing any programs, domain join, etc. As part of the program loadout I install, firefox is included in that list. I installed 85 available from the website and logitech.com works fine.

Ending comment: - Appears to be some kind of issue that happens right after firefox does it's update and whatever the root cause is sticks behind after an uninstall and deletion of all the folders. Maybe something in the registry?

With how many computers this is starting to show up on now, it would appear that this should be noticed by others and I wanted to reach out and make sure Mozilla is aware.

Gevraagd door bcook6, 2 jaar geleden

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  • Gearchiveerd

Firefox

when I try to open Firefox it says Firefox is already running but is not responding the old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window, i don't know how to d… (meer info)

when I try to open Firefox it says Firefox is already running but is not responding the old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window, i don't know how to do that

Gevraagd door pennycorder5, 1 jaar geleden

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distorted page

I do not have Firefox, I have Edge since Explorer seems to be too old. I downloaded Firefox once a year or so ago, but when completing forms such as on-line stores at Chr… (meer info)

I do not have Firefox, I have Edge since Explorer seems to be too old. I downloaded Firefox once a year or so ago, but when completing forms such as on-line stores at Christmas or other times it was impossible to get the right information, size, quantity, filled out and I had to go downstairs to my Desktop or have my daughter complete it on her laptop and at my age, I am sometimes unable to go downstairs. Would the new version avoid this or would I still have the same problem.

Gevraagd door David and Sylvia, 1 jaar geleden

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