Any text dropped onto web page in Firefox appears in address bar and is parsed as URL or sent to search. Is there any config setting I can use to prevent this?
If I drag and drop a random text string anywhere into a Firefox web page, it appears in the address bar. It will be parsed as a URL and Firefox will try to go to that UR…
If I drag and drop a random text string anywhere into a Firefox web page, it appears in the address bar. It will be parsed as a URL and Firefox will try to go to that URL, or it will be sent to my default search engine. This is a problem for me since I use a password safe for all web page usernames and passwords. If I am working on a small screen and I try and drop a password into a small web-form box but miss by a few pixels, then my nicely crafted password is immediately displayed in plain text in the Firefox address bar and sent to Google. Not a desirable behavior just because I fumble-fingered a drag-and-drop. I tried this in safe mode as well with same results. I set: keyword.enabled=false and browser.fixup.alternate.enabled=false. I also tried a few other setting changes but the best I could achieve was to keep from sending my password to Google. Does anyone know if there is a config setting I can use to disable the drag-and-drop feature from working unless the text is inside a form field? Or maybe to disable it completely? Would love some guidance. Thanks.
Firefox 42 with win XP Pro SP3 32 bit. Trusteer Rapport not in address bar when FF first loads but is in "New Window".
FF 42 in normal mode, with my add-ons and extensions enabled, the Trusteer Rapport icon is missing until I open a New Window then its there and my financial institution r…
FF 42 in normal mode, with my add-ons and extensions enabled, the Trusteer Rapport icon is missing until I open a New Window then its there and my financial institution recognizes it. So I disabled all add-ons and extensions, closed 42 and restarted it and same problem. Starting FF 42 in its safe-mode does allow Rapport to work.
IBM Trusteer has been contacted and they seem to think that its one of the add-ons but if that were true why does it work in a new window but not on the initial loading of FF? Current Trusteer Rapport version should be 1507.84 which according to IBM does support FF 42.
I've tried uninstalling both FF 42 and Rapport, rebooting then reinstalling both correctly and problem still there. Using latest Kaspersky 184.108.40.2064 AV and Java 8 build 66, both of which have no effect. Could one of the files in the FF install be corrupt some how?
I plan on updating to new pc, win 7 or 10 next year but need this fixed interim. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks