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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 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by matthew34 1 usuku oludlule

Checkbox not selected

Hello, Since the last update, I noticed that the check-boxes were not checked after clicking. Test on firefox https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/… (funda kabanzi)

Asked by huols4m 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by huols4m 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Menu Bar with a Unified Look Possible?

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7 Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would l… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 78.1 ESR W7

Is there any way to get the menu bar to have a unified appearance? Solid background mixed with a transparent one is not very nice looking. It would look much better if the solid background were also transparent. Anyone have a .css or other solution?

Asked by click-click 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by click-click 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox won't Download files ?

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it.. My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tri… (funda kabanzi)

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it..

My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tried the trouble shooting steps and its not a firewall issue because my other browsers will download - as a developer I have all the major browsers installed.

Also I changed the settings to have Firefox request the download folder for each downlod - but it doesn't. Anyway I am about to reinstall will post back then.

Maybe should have done that first.

C.

Asked by info2897 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by info2897 1 isonto elidlule

Unresponsive script on different websites.

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10. Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant … (funda kabanzi)

ABP 3.0.- latest. FF latest. Win10.

Constant error. Also being forced into Outlook.com to address the error, while on another website. This error replaced the constant - a webpage is slowing down your browser. I remedied that w/a a different *about:* - but I do not remember what I inserted.

I tried disabling possibly troublesome addons. No help. I let the script run longer using about:config. No help. I am in safe mode, but no error now - which does not mean anything. In prior error (webpage slowing browser), safe mode did not alleviate the problem at all.

Cannot view FF or addons, which is why I did not put versions in. Andrew deleted my post.

Thank you.

Some errors: A script from the extension “Adblock Plus - free ad blocker” is running on this page, and making Firefox unresponsive.

It may be busy, or it may have stopped responding permanently. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if it will complete.

Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:12050272Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:192376832 Script: https://pro.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.4.2/js/all.js:186986496 Script: moz-extension://a62ee157-7dfb-…148ca9499be/include.preload.js:190863384

Annoying as hell.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by CiaoBella1 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

SPectrum TV app

Spectrum tv apps no longer works with ff because adobe shockwave flash is no longer enable. latest version of ff disable shockwave and requires a "ask to activate" optio… (funda kabanzi)

Spectrum tv apps no longer works with ff because adobe shockwave flash is no longer enable. latest version of ff disable shockwave and requires a "ask to activate" option that does not work when I go to webpage https://watch.spectrum.net

Asked by easy123mike 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by easy123mike 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox can't update to the latest verion.

I am getting this message:"Firefox can't update to the latest verion.". While automatic updates are enable. I don't know why firefox refusing to update. Thanks for answe… (funda kabanzi)

I am getting this message:"Firefox can't update to the latest verion.". While automatic updates are enable. I don't know why firefox refusing to update. Thanks for answer.

Asked by empleat 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by empleat 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Single URL sites are redirecting to Google Search

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word. For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.c… (funda kabanzi)

I use Firefox for my office, and there are several URLs internal to my company that work with a single word.

For example: "xyz/12345" is the same as "http://xyz.company.com/12345" which opens the resource 12345.

This used to work absolutely fine until the latest update.

Current: 78.0.1 (64-bit) on MAC OS 10.15.5

Now, xyz/12345 searches google instead of navigating to the website. I do still need google search on the browser bar, as I use it frequently as well.

Having to type out http://xyz/12345 is an overhead that I would like to avoid.

Please suggest if there are any workarounds that could be used to get this working again.

Asked by DetectiveShrek 4 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by DetectiveShrek 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Need current beta channel profile on release channel Firefox

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but … (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but work machine is locked down to release version only (not sure which one that is).

I get the following error when I try to sync or open a release channel version of Firefox

"You've launched an older version of Firefox.

Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this version of Firefox."

This error dialog offers no options for 'override'.

I need my current user profile to work across platforms and on release channel. I have customizations that I cannot recreate because FF made it too hard to find out how to recreated long-ago and necessary modifications (like killing that bleeping 'throbbing' tab slider that I cannot cope with....and others I don't even know how to describe.

I don't care about bookmarks and browsing history--I never save history and I know how to export, save, and reimport bookmarks.

I care only about my about:config, userchrome and prefs.js and the like.

How can I get around this BUG?

And: am I the only one who thinks the throbbing slider on the loading tabs is the creation of the devil? I can't avoid getting distracted by it--the visual noise is intolerable especially in a work environment.

Asked by Foxfree99 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to delete synced tab on other device?

I have alot of open tabs on mobile phone and want to view - and then delete - each of the tabs on my desktop because it's massively slowing down my mobile. I am able to … (funda kabanzi)

I have alot of open tabs on mobile phone and want to view - and then delete - each of the tabs on my desktop because it's massively slowing down my mobile. I am able to open on my desktop the synced tabs - although I can only open them either one-by-one, or the entire lot of 1,000 of them - but cannot seem to delete singular ones or a few tabs at a time when are no longer needed. Is there a way to delete a synced tab individually from a connected device that's NOT the device where the tab is currently open/ originally saved? Thanks!

Asked by berie376 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Browser Trouble

I have AT&T internet just started 24 hours ago...i get this message from time to time???....and i am not sure why??? Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We … (funda kabanzi)

I have AT&T internet just started 24 hours ago...i get this message from time to time???....and i am not sure why???


Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at support.mozilla.org.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Asked by Stingman1 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

firefox dosen't play sound

on all websites, when I play a video/song, it is always muted, even if my volume is up. On chrome and safari, the same videos play sound, so its a problem with firefox … (funda kabanzi)

on all websites, when I play a video/song, it is always muted, even if my volume is up. On chrome and safari, the same videos play sound, so its a problem with firefox

Asked by kevinyuan0522 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Sync - I cannot for the life of me figure out the parameters of operation

After hooking up four devices to sync through Firefox, I ended up with a mess and a lot of irritation which I have not recovered from. That was six months ago. What I f… (funda kabanzi)

After hooking up four devices to sync through Firefox, I ended up with a mess and a lot of irritation which I have not recovered from. That was six months ago. What I failed to understand is that there is no control of the direction of sync. I presumed that all would sync from my primary account computer. Wrong and truly a disaster because I had spent hours organizing thousands of bookmarks. An old computer with an old bookmarks setup (very disorganized) added its confused mess back into my attempt on the new computer to finally get organized. I still have not sorted through most of the mess.

So how in the hell does Sync actually and exactly work? Is there any directional flow? Or does it just mash the shared stuff together. How can I delete any bookmark file Sync has at Firefox server with exact knowledge of what I am doing? Why is this stuff so obscure? I exactly want to know how to ensure that Sync has no cache of obsolete material and exactly, if possible, to direct the flow....should I use only share a tab? one at a time?

Thanks, Michael Mandeville, Arizona mwman@q.com

Asked by mwman 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Colors on Firefox (MacBook Pro) are overly saturated compared to Chrome and Safari

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode = 1) and restarted Firefox, but the issue was not fixed. Please let me know how I can solve this.

Thanks, utkp

Asked by utkp 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

recovering sessions

i was trying to fix css problems for a website so i cleared my history from only today i reopened firefox and all my tabs and session data is gone i made some attempts to… (funda kabanzi)

i was trying to fix css problems for a website so i cleared my history from only today i reopened firefox and all my tabs and session data is gone i made some attempts to recover them but all the files id need are just gone no sessionstore.js no Recovery.js no Recovery.bak no Previous.js no upgrade.js

i didnt clear my entire history yet everything is gone why is this? is there anything else i can try?

Asked by rippinao 1 usuku oludlule

hijacked

After a reboot of windows 7 some of my PC looked different then after a system restore everything looked fine except Firefox was back to its default. Tried swapping back … (funda kabanzi)

After a reboot of windows 7 some of my PC looked different then after a system restore everything looked fine except Firefox was back to its default. Tried swapping back to a previous saved profile, also blank. Started trying to restore my settings off a synced profile on an unaffected computer BUT noticed in the general settings of the options folder at the very top it says 'Your Browser is being Managed by your organization' underlined as a link' witch leads to http://www.null.com/ (Calacom.com) I have been hacked & Hijacked HelpI want to manage my whole browser again

Asked by Gronk 1 usuku oludlule

LinkedIn profile pages cannot open

Hi there, we are running Firefox ESR 78.1.0 (64bit) on our company computers (Windows 10). When i try to open linkedin the startpage appears correctly but as far as i sea… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there,

we are running Firefox ESR 78.1.0 (64bit) on our company computers (Windows 10). When i try to open linkedin the startpage appears correctly but as far as i search for a person i only get a blank page. I tried safe mode already, disabled local security protection, no addons are installed, no blocker, disabled hardware acceleration etc. Problem still exists. I also tried to open a linkedin profile within firefox 79 on a mac, same issue here.

Any held is much appreciated.

Best, Patrick

Asked by Patrick 23 amahora adlule