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Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (funda kabanzi)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

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Firefox uses system High Contrast text color for websites

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system back… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system background. However, many webpages on the internet have light backgrounds, so when Firefox uses this color, I can't read the text. I already have Options>Language and Appearance>Colors>Override the colors specified by the page set to "Never." This also occurs in a brand new profile with 0 extensions or addons in Safe Mode. I just want Firefox to display webpages "normally", i.e. with black text, without regard to the current system colors.

To reproduce: - Turn on High Contrast - Visit a site such as http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ppois.html - Change system High Contrast text color to any color you wish - Notice that the text on the page also changes to the same color, even with the setting on "Never"

Is there any way I can get Firefox to ignore the system's text color settings? Chrome renders the webpage just fine with black text.

Asked by pentaerythritol.pentanitrate.is 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox – email links open in new window instead of tab. Ne… (funda kabanzi)

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox – email links open in new window instead of tab. New window does not have my bookmarks. New window will not move to another open window. Firefox Options does not control my Firefox.

When I open Firefox Options the top line reads “Your browser is being managed by your organization.” That link opens Enterprise Policies DNSOverHTTPS Enabled false Locked true

I still have the “Old Firefox Data” folder on my desktop from the refresh. I question if it would resolve the issues. If I delete Firefox and then re-install it, will I be able to find my many years, long list of bookmarks?

My system shows 78.0.2 (32-bit) Firefox on Windows 10, version 2004 – both latest updates

Asked by Bill 2 iminyaka edlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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?

Asked by matthew34 2 iminyaka edlule

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I lost 6 years of bookmarks!!

I have owned my Mac Book Pro since 2014 and I inadvertently re-installed Firefox without knowing a new profile would be created. I am not able to load my old profile into… (funda kabanzi)

I have owned my Mac Book Pro since 2014 and I inadvertently re-installed Firefox without knowing a new profile would be created. I am not able to load my old profile into the new one. I can see the "old Firefox data" folder and have tried everything Firefox has to fix this but nothing is working. I have lost 6 years of bookmarks!

Anything other tricks to fix this? Thanks!

Asked by mommos2013 1 unyaka odlule

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Not able to share voice or video on dscord

When I go to discord, I am not able to join in an audio call. When I go to un-mute my profile, I get an error that say >You want to be able to talk to your friends, r… (funda kabanzi)

When I go to discord, I am not able to join in an audio call. When I go to un-mute my profile, I get an error that say >You want to be able to talk to your friends, right? switch to the latest Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge or download the latest discord app to start talking right now!


I am using firefox 78.6.1esr (64-bit) on Debian 10.7

I have had a back and forth with Discord and they informed me that its a Firefox only issue and to ask here instead.

Asked by jmanshad 1 unyaka odlule

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widevinecdm error on mozilla firefox

Hi Everyone, I keep getting a widevinecdm error when trying to play hulu, netflix or amazon videos on my mac. This just started yesterday and I'm not sure why. I'm run… (funda kabanzi)

Hi Everyone,

I keep getting a widevinecdm error when trying to play hulu, netflix or amazon videos on my mac. This just started yesterday and I'm not sure why.

I'm running mozilla firefox version 78.10.0esr (64-bit) on a macbook pro running OS X version 10.9.5

Anyone have any fixes?

Asked by ericsmayes 1 unyaka odlule

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Viewing video with/without widevine for macOS

Recently, I've been unable to view paid for video, for example on Netflix. I get the following error message: The WidevineCdm Plugin has crashed. FATAL Clpp-Error [Catego… (funda kabanzi)

Recently, I've been unable to view paid for video, for example on Netflix. I get the following error message:

The WidevineCdm Plugin has crashed. FATAL Clpp-Error [Category 6 - Code 6002]: {"browserError":""}

I'm using a macOS 10.95 and, says Firefox,:

"Note: The current version of Google Widevine is no longer compatible with older macOS versions such as OS X 10.9 and 10.10. Only macOS versions 10.11 and above are supported."

So my question, since it seems my mac is no longer compatible with Widevine, is whether there a way for me to watch video on Firefox? Perhaps with another plugin? Or no plugin? Perhaps this is an issue to take up with Widevine?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by ssaarrraahh 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Lost all bookmarks after Firefox/Windows update!

Hello Community Do hope someone can help? Have tried all suggestions in Support area on topic: Lost/Recover Bookmarks. Also spoke to Windows Support and was told to call… (funda kabanzi)

Hello Community

Do hope someone can help?

Have tried all suggestions in Support area on topic: Lost/Recover Bookmarks. Also spoke to Windows Support and was told to call Mozilla Firefox Technical Support. I've been unable to find a number.

I had a Windows update around the same time as a Firefox update, May/June, only realised all saved bookmarks prior to June 2020 have disappeared. This has never happened before.

Urgently need to find out if there's a method of retrievel or have it confirmed that all of these very important bookmarks are permanently lost.

Thank you in advance

Asked by Col 2 iminyaka edlule

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (funda kabanzi)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 2 iminyaka edlule

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missing part of window

Until recently, when I use the 'pay bills' part of my banks website, it showed the full list of payees. It no longer displays the list of payees. The second image shows … (funda kabanzi)

Until recently, when I use the 'pay bills' part of my banks website, it showed the full list of payees. It no longer displays the list of payees. The second image shows the current display of the payees.

If I open a 'new private window' and then log on to the bank web site and 'pay bills' it shows the full list. The first image shows the list including only the first payee.

Why does the private window work and not the ordinary window????

Thanks, Terry

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Screwed keyup events with alt modifiers

Hi, I think I broke the ALT keyup events in some way, probably with my configuration but not sure how. If I put this code in the console : `document.addEventListener("key… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I think I broke the ALT keyup events in some way, probably with my configuration but not sure how.

If I put this code in the console : `document.addEventListener("keyup", e=>console.log('alt: '+e.altKey+' | '+String.fromCharCode(e.which).toLowerCase()));` and the press the keys, I have the following results:

- pressing "I", I get the expected "alt: false | i" - pressing "ALT+I", I get "alt: true | �"

I do not have the problem with other modifier keys like CTRL

Asked by Simon 1 unyaka odlule

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slow graphic function canvascontext.createLinearGradient()

Hello together, when implementing canvas graphics with 2D context, I notified that the latest FF 87.0 on windows is much slower than chrome/edge/opera on windows and also… (funda kabanzi)

Hello together,

when implementing canvas graphics with 2D context, I notified that the latest FF 87.0 on windows is much slower than chrome/edge/opera on windows and also much slower as safari on mac. I drilled into detail and detected that it was caused when drawing polygons with color gradient (see attached image). Means that using canvascontext.createLinearGradient() instead of flat colors makes it slow. On the other hand using flat colors is perfectly fast.

I wondered, because I had much better experience with FF and installed an earlier version (78.9.0esr) on the same windows workstation and the problem was gone. Seams, that some change made the newer FF slower with this type of graphic..

CPU is i7 8650U 1.90 - 2.11 GHZ, OS is Windows 10 version 20H2

But the effect is the same on all windows workstations I tested. Would be happy to see, that I can use FF again with these type of graphic apps.

Asked by frank.schiller 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by TyDraniu 1 unyaka odlule

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Downloads almost always fail: '.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.'

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server admi… (funda kabanzi)

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

I do want to mention upfront that this issue is also affecting Chrome and IE. It's not solely a Firefox issue, but I'm hoping someone here can help me anyways.

  • This happens for any filetype, from any source.
  • It started happening about a month ago.
  • Prior to that, I installed a new motherboard, RAM and processor. I'm fairly certain there was a period between these events in which it worked fine, but I am mentioning it just in case it's relevant.
  • If it's a small file and I try repeatedly, it sometimes will eventually download.
  • Even if a large file successfully starts downloading, it will eventually fail. It usually fails immediately though.
  • I sometimes have success downloading the same file in Chrome, but it also often fails. IE as well.

I have tried the following:

  • Used Refresh Firefox
  • Cleared download history
  • Changed download location
  • Reset browser.download values
  • Disabled firewalls and antivirus/spyware
  • Reinstalled Firefox using Run as Admin (first uninstalled previous version and deleted all program files that I could find, including profiles)
  • Cleared cookies and cache
  • Ran in safe mode
  • Verified Temp folder filepath was valid
  • Verified the PART file was created in that path -- it exists until I hit OK on the error message, then it disappears
  • Ran Firefox as admin

I think these are outdated methods I only found on non-official sources, but will mention them just in case:

  • I found some sources that said to delete Compreg.dat; I could not find this file in the place listed, nor could I find it with a search of the entire drive
  • Verified places.sqlite was not set to read-only
  • Removed read-only from entire profile folder and subfolders

In Options > Security: 'Block dangerous & deceptive content': true, 'Block dangerous downloads': false

Internet speed test: 58.96 Mbps download; 148.04 Mbps upload. No connection loss.

This problem is absolutely maddening. I'll be so grateful if anyone can help me out!! :( Thank you in advance, I know this was a long read!

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Asked by wormmulch 2 iminyaka edlule

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (funda kabanzi)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (funda kabanzi)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 2 iminyaka edlule

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I have been trapped by a company called Pointofmail.

Pointofmail track emails messages sent in Gmail. They have prevented messages being sent. They do not provide a telephone number to call nor a street address. They have a… (funda kabanzi)

Pointofmail track emails messages sent in Gmail. They have prevented messages being sent. They do not provide a telephone number to call nor a street address. They have an email address (support@pointofmail.com) but don't respond to anything. The problem arose when I took up a free 30 day trial with their product, after which I did not wish to subscirbe. There is nowhere giving the "no thanks" option. Do you know how I can free myself from Pointofmail when Gmail is used in Firefox? Gmail works OK in other browsers (Thunderbird and Google). Please advise.

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Firefox 78.3.0 esr bookmarks toolbar not working

firefox went from version 68.1.1 esr to version version 78.3.0 esr and now the bookmarks toolbar is not working, I cannot add to it, and it shows only 4 websites out of 5… (funda kabanzi)

firefox went from version 68.1.1 esr to version version 78.3.0 esr and now the bookmarks toolbar is not working, I cannot add to it, and it shows only 4 websites out of 50 plus websites. I do not like sidebars. This is the horizontal toolbar. Help please to get it working again.

Asked by grkr 1 unyaka odlule

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I can no longer access a website with Firefox, but I can with other browsers

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am r… (funda kabanzi)

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am reported that a safe connection cannot be established with the message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. I am not shown any option to consider this site SAFE (no matter what, it's SAFE and I need to access it occasionally). I also use ESET anti-virus software. I can access through other browser, at least the show me it couldn't be safe but allow me to go on. I don't want to switch browser once in a while to navigate. I want to use Firefox in any case (or switch to another one that allows me to). How can I make it work (apart from deleting cache, temp files and history, which did not work)? Thank you.

Asked by Roberto 1 unyaka odlule

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How can I choose in which Firefox profile to open external links?

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away… (funda kabanzi)

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away (so no profile manager interference) in a random profile. I do want it to open right away, but ideally would like to easily set a priority order for profiles to open the external links without having to restart the profiles.

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