Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (閱讀更多)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

matthew34 於 2 週前 詢問

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ctrl + \ keyboard shotcut for 1Password not working

Hi all, Firefox version 79.0 does not allot me to use the keyboard shortcut ctrl + \ with 1Password extension or 1PasswordX add on. I originally contacted 1Password about… (閱讀更多)

Hi all,

Firefox version 79.0 does not allot me to use the keyboard shortcut ctrl + \ with 1Password extension or 1PasswordX add on.

I originally contacted 1Password about this and they say it is an issue with Firefox and that i will just have to use a different key combination.

Is there any help that anyone can offer on this?

hawley3 於 2 小時前 詢問

hawley3 最近回覆 於 36 分鐘前

Gnome extension

I just can't seem to get the gnome extension to work. When I use GE in Chrome, it works perfect. The feature I can't seem to get working is when you select an extension i… (閱讀更多)

I just can't seem to get the gnome extension to work. When I use GE in Chrome, it works perfect. The feature I can't seem to get working is when you select an extension it won't give you the option to turn it on. I've tried everything that was suggested but it still doesn't work. Any ideas/suggestions ?

Thanks, Bruce

eipapp6 於 54 分鐘前 詢問

Firefox won't quit properly, glary utilities finds 10k tracks eraser and 1gig temp files

More than twice a day, I have to close out Firefox, open taskmanager, and delete firefox processes. After doing that, my computer still won't work properly, so I run gla… (閱讀更多)

More than twice a day, I have to close out Firefox, open taskmanager, and delete firefox processes. After doing that, my computer still won't work properly, so I run glary utilities and find 8000 tracks, 1gig of temp files. After cleaning that, the computer still does not work properly, so I have to reboot. I have 79.0 (64 bit).

I entered %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

I found two ,default files. Both had parent.lock. One .default file is simply ,default The other is ,default-1473830175463

What is going on and how to I fix the constant messup of firefox?

Help is much appreciated, frustrated.

pos

stevesammet 於 56 分鐘前 詢問

You Tube notifications

My computer was loading VERY slowly so I did as suggested and clicked on Firefox (can't remember what it was called). I get my emails properly, but now I don't receive m… (閱讀更多)

My computer was loading VERY slowly so I did as suggested and clicked on Firefox (can't remember what it was called). I get my emails properly, but now I don't receive my You Tube notifications that I'm subscribed to. What went wrong? and how can I fix it?

lktasker 於 1 小時前 詢問

Can't Log In to FireFox Sync

Greetings, Recently I am unable to log in to FireFox Sync from my desktop. I am using an older version of FireFox so I am wondering if support for older versions of FireF… (閱讀更多)

Greetings,

Recently I am unable to log in to FireFox Sync from my desktop. I am using an older version of FireFox so I am wondering if support for older versions of FireFox was recently dropped? If this is the case where can I find details of what versions were dropped from FireFox Sync support.

Thanks!

StaticNoise 於 3 週前 詢問

StaticNoise 最近回覆 於 1 小時前

Out of memory while using Excel

Hey! I'm using Firefox currently on Mac. I've been using the Office web apps regularly, but a couple of days ago, while trying to edit an excel document, I got an Out of … (閱讀更多)

Hey! I'm using Firefox currently on Mac. I've been using the Office web apps regularly, but a couple of days ago, while trying to edit an excel document, I got an Out of Memory error message. I tried to solve it using Memory Diag, but apparently my laptop wasn't out of RAM. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, but the problem is still there.

Anyone knows why this could happen?

AWoodstock 於 2 小時前 詢問

Firefox browser keeps disappearing

Today was about the 3rd or 4th time in the last few months that I boot up the PC and find that the Firefox exe has disappeared. So frustrating. Yes I can and do re-instal… (閱讀更多)

Today was about the 3rd or 4th time in the last few months that I boot up the PC and find that the Firefox exe has disappeared. So frustrating. Yes I can and do re-install, but it's 30-45 mins each time. Does anyone know what might be causing this. I am very careful with downloads and use only licensed software. Could it be the VIPRE anti-virus/firewall? Running on Windows 10 - everything is up to date and usually very stable.

CathV 於 3 小時前 詢問

Firefox printing text as images when printing PDF

I have html files on my website that, for some reason, when Firefox prints them to PDF it prints the text as images instead of text... except text that is in italics, whi… (閱讀更多)

I have html files on my website that, for some reason, when Firefox prints them to PDF it prints the text as images instead of text... except text that is in italics, which it prints as text just fine. I have no idea what the heck is going on here. The same files print fine from other browsers. The file I'm testing is here: https://universaltheosophy.com/hpb/transactions.html

Here's an example PDF printed from the above html file: https://universaltheosophy.com/hpb/transactions-text-print-firefox.pdf

Notice on the 2nd page, only the italic text is printed as text.

Any help with this will be much appreciated!

Edit: had a friend test print this in Firefox on a Mac and the PDF came out proper. I'm on a PC, Win 10.

Jon Fergus 於 4 小時前 詢問

security key

Support, I was trying to transfer some xrp crypto to my hard wallet when I got a pop up window that said firefox was requesting I touch my security key. I have no idea w… (閱讀更多)

Support, I was trying to transfer some xrp crypto to my hard wallet when I got a pop up window that said firefox was requesting I touch my security key. I have no idea where that would be so Ripple.com would not complete the transaction. I tried several times to no avail. Can you please advise me what I'm doing wrong or tell me how to get around the problem.

Thank you Albert Clark


edit: removed email from search/spam bots view as this is a public forum and nobody here does support by email.

auclark 於 4 小時前 詢問

Windows - No Focus on address bar if launching by taskbar, right click new/open window

Any ideas why I cannot immediately start typing in the address-bar if I launch FF from Windows taskbar by right clicking FF Icon, and selecting launch as "Open new window… (閱讀更多)

Any ideas why I cannot immediately start typing in the address-bar if I launch FF from Windows taskbar by right clicking FF Icon, and selecting launch as "Open new window" or "New private window" or "Open new tab". I always need to click on the address-bar before starting to type

dvr 於 6 小時前 詢問

OneDrive open in List view

On Google Chrome, when I sign in to OneDrive and set to List view, it remembers to open in List view next time (is this because of a cookie)? On Firefox on Mac, every tim… (閱讀更多)

On Google Chrome, when I sign in to OneDrive and set to List view, it remembers to open in List view next time (is this because of a cookie)? On Firefox on Mac, every time I open OneDrive, it opens in Thumbnail view and I have to set it to List view every time. I log in to OneDrive multiple times, every day, 365, so this is very annoying. Can someone help me?

KT 於 6 小時前 詢問

sync does not work

bold textin trying to sync my bookm,arks frolm my old desktop to a new laptop, after I click to sync now nothing happens ? what to do what to do ? … (閱讀更多)

bold textin trying to sync my bookm,arks frolm my old desktop to a new laptop, after I click to sync now nothing happens ? what to do what to do ?

rpearson500 於 7 小時前 詢問

I added the "stop autopause Youtube" extension, still pausing.

I added the "stop autopause Youtube" extension, still pausing. I read the part where it says "this won't stop the autopause button from showing, but it will counteract it… (閱讀更多)

I added the "stop autopause Youtube" extension, still pausing. I read the part where it says "this won't stop the autopause button from showing, but it will counteract it & resume." Not so. I'm logging off for the day, too tired of messing with it. Feel free to email me directly to janet1203@comcast.net whenever. Until then, I'll keep wasting my tv remote batteries & staying glued to the laptop, lol! Thanks so much!

janet1203 於 7 小時前 詢問

How can I restore the default theme?

Recently, I wanted to try the dark theme for Firefox, but when I decided to switch back to the default theme, the result was that I still have the dark theme. How can I r… (閱讀更多)

Recently, I wanted to try the dark theme for Firefox, but when I decided to switch back to the default theme, the result was that I still have the dark theme. How can I really return to the default theme?

I am running 68.11.0esr on 64 bit Linux.

goto_hell 於 1 週前 詢問

goto_hell 最近回覆 於 7 小時前

trouble interacting with a web site imgur.com, it opens, but I can't open any memes

When I go to imgur.com the page loads fine, but when I try to open individual memes, the page header starts, then nothing goes blank, it use to open the memes fine now no… (閱讀更多)

When I go to imgur.com the page loads fine, but when I try to open individual memes, the page header starts, then nothing goes blank, it use to open the memes fine now nothing

mfritter 於 7 小時前 詢問

firefox.dmg will not ownload

I am unsuccessful downloading Firefox.dmg. 1st time it quit at 70 mb. second time it wouldn't decompress. 3rd time image appears all there but reason says IMAGE NOT RECOG… (閱讀更多)

I am unsuccessful downloading Firefox.dmg. 1st time it quit at 70 mb. second time it wouldn't decompress. 3rd time image appears all there but reason says IMAGE NOT RECOGNIZED. HELP.

golive1 於 8 小時前 詢問

Firefox current version will not run my html code located on my PC

Current version of FF: I have html code from a previous, old, project that did run on an office intranet that used Firefox as our internet browser. It's totally basic ht… (閱讀更多)

Current version of FF:

I have html code from a previous, old, project that did run on an office intranet that used Firefox as our internet browser. It's totally basic html. I've tried to get the html code to run on my PC on this current FF browser and it just does not, nor are there any error codes. WHY?

My html has exactly the same opening and closing items as you can see in the book on html for "Dummies."

I need to see the code in operation so I can update to a new project I'm starting. What do I do?

If anyone wants to see my code, I'll gladly post it.

Thanks,

Pat

Patrick 於 2 天前 詢問

Patrick 最近回覆 於 8 小時前

Cómo evitar que algunas páginas web se recarguen solas

Hola. ¿Cómo podría evitar que algunas páginas web se recarguen solas? Fundamentalmente noto este problema cuando estoy leyendo algún artículo en un portal de noticias com… (閱讀更多)

Hola. ¿Cómo podría evitar que algunas páginas web se recarguen solas?

Fundamentalmente noto este problema cuando estoy leyendo algún artículo en un portal de noticias como clarin.com o lanacion.com.ar. Cada tanto tiempo, la página se recarga y vuelve al inicio del artículo, lo cual es muy incómodo para la lectura. He probado con poner accessibility.blockautorefresh en verdadero, pero no dió resultado. También probé una extensión llamada Stop autorefresh pero tampoco sirvió.

Una solución brutal tal vez sea desconectarme mientras leo, pero haya alguna solución más inteligente. Muchas gracias. Usando Mozilla Firefox 78.0.2

laureano 於 8 小時前 詢問

One of my network web pages suddenly won't load on Firefox:

Hi. Can someone please tell me why my personal network site - https://www.myanimatorssketchclub.com - is suddenly not loading on my Firefox browser? It is hosted by Might… (閱讀更多)

Hi.

Can someone please tell me why my personal network site - https://www.myanimatorssketchclub.com

- is suddenly not loading on my Firefox browser? It is hosted by Mighty Networks. 

I have not had trouble with it before - for months - and none of my other regularly used sites fail to load. I note too that the same network site loads with no problems on other browser. Even refreshing, restarting or opening in 'Safe Mode" on Firefox does not change things.

I have attached a screen capture to show what I see.

I hope this can be fixed as using Firefox is really important to me and I don't want to have to move to another browser if this proves a permanent thing.

Thanks for your help!

Tony. <:(

tony135 於 1 天前 詢問

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