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apparently FVD speed dial was blocked by mozilla today. My saved dials need to be recovered somehow.

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Apparently Mozilla disabled FVD speed dial for all users today. My speed dials were my link to business stuff I need.

Can anyone help me restore the dials or somehow transfer them so that I can find them again?


Thanks david

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Hi David, sorry to hear you have this problem.

The extension was blocked for the reasons mentioned on the following page and it sounds like Mozila's Add-ons team did try to avoid it: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../77.5.7/.

But we are where we are. For now:

Some users with paid accounts (or who are willing to sign up for EverHelper @ $5/month for at least one month) are able to access the URLs in Chrome or Opera (and presumably in other supported browsers, maybe including Microsoft Edge).

Hopefully the community will come up with something simpler.

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Hi

In 2020, we became aware that the developer of the FVD add-on had begun intercepting search queries that were being sent to a third-party search provider, in clear violation of the Mozilla Add-ons Policies. After a repeated violation we again explicitly told them under which circumstances this type of data collection is not acceptable. At the time, the developer disabled the feature, and we continued to host FVD Speed Dial.

Recently we have become aware that the developer has re-enabled the offending functionality, which remains in violation of AMO policy. In light of these repeated offenses, we have blocked this addon. While we regret the impact that this has had on some of our users, we believe that our commitments to user safety and the importance of user trust in Firefox and its surrounding ecosystem have obligated us to take this action, and we stand by this decision.

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I'm sure it is wonderful you have taken action against....your supporters. What a great idea to knock out something your supporters count on, without giving any notice and without giving any clue to your supporters about how do mitigate damages! We, your supporters, are delighted we have no idea how to fix this and we can't access our business accounts! Great job, Thanks so much!

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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers. If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.