• Ikhiyiwe

is it safe to delete "app.normandy" in about:config? It over rides Do Not Install Studies preferences.

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate … (funda kabanzi)

I am alarmed to learn from moderator Cor-el that FF installs a back door on my browser to load studies even after I specifically set my FF preferences to NOT participate in any study. Under Privacy and Security > Firefox Data Collection and Use, I unchecked the box to DISALLOW studies. ~ I am NOT enrolled in any study according to about:studies ~

--> How can I stop this? Can I delete all these "app.normandy."options in the about:config window without breaking the browser? Or do I set all or some to False? I am not a programmer. I would appreciate a lay person explanation.

~ The bigger question: Why is Firefox is inserting these 'studies' surreptiously irregardless of the options I set? ~

I deliberately stopped installing upgrades after v.84 to avoid problems caused by unannounced changes to functionality and the interface. Especially after the terrible changes to the print function which I encountered using another computer. But this disruptive, unwanted Print experiment appeared on this PC, despite not updating.

Thank you to the helpful moderators who can identify which about:config options we can change to false to roll back changes. However, it is not beneficial to make us waste hours to hunt these down.


"Normandy is a collection of servers, workflows, and Firefox components that enables Mozilla to remote control Firefox clients in the wild based on precise criteria."

app.normandy.api_url https://normandy.cdn.mozilla.net/api/v1 app.normandy.dev_mode false app.normandy.enabled true app.normandy.first_run false app.normandy.last_seen_buildid app.normandy.logging.level 50 app.normandy.migrationsApplied 10 app.normandy.onsync_skew_sec 600 app.normandy.run_interval_seconds 21600 app.normandy.shieldLearnMoreUrl https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/%VERSION%/%OS%/%LOCALE%/shield app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.partnerlink.useAttributionURL true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.experiment.ebay-2020-1 true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.browser.topsites.useRemoteSetting true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.profileCreationThreshold 1896163212345 app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.enabled true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.doh-rollout.provider-steering.provider-list [{ "name": "comcast", "canonicalName": "doh-discovery.xfinity.com", "uri": "https://doh.xfinity.com/dns-query" }] app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.network.preload true app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled false app.normandy.user_id 9893538f-07be-4513-8265-9124f1f967ff

Asked by plew29881 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe
  • Ikhiyiwe

Dumb sync

Deleted previous account, created new. Idiotically, I can access new account in Chrome but not in FF. FF continually displays deleted account email address despite clear… (funda kabanzi)

Deleted previous account, created new.

Idiotically, I can access new account in Chrome but not in FF. FF continually displays deleted account email address despite clearing cache, and when I attempt to "use a different account" - the new active account - the result is as in the screenshot. It does not accept the address.

Asked by Jason 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 isonto elidlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

Firefox Browser display

mobile version showing up on laptop, but I'm not at 300% like the other person with that problem posted in your Community questions in December. It only happens on Linked… (funda kabanzi)

mobile version showing up on laptop, but I'm not at 300% like the other person with that problem posted in your Community questions in December. It only happens on LinkedIn and Facebook? My chrome browser displays normal, I am on Windows 10 and fully up to date.

Asked by mrossee 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 isonto elidlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

Playing mp4 file through html not working

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1325899] I've ben trying to play a video that i uploaded onto a website I'm creating but it's not working and my med… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1325899]
I've ben trying to play a video that i uploaded onto a website I'm creating but it's not working and my media.mp4.enabled has been set to true as well

Asked by sikakpo 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

Your reluctance to talk (never mind listen) to your users.

My question: How do I disable "Download firefox update" nag? More importantly; how do I stop your software -- running on MY computer -- from sending who knows what privat… (funda kabanzi)

My question: How do I disable "Download firefox update" nag?

More importantly; how do I stop your software -- running on MY computer -- from sending who knows what private information to your servers when it "checks for updates"?

But mostly, how did your once 32% market share fall to https://www.oberlo.com/statistics/browser-market-share|3%?

Maybe, because you stopped listening to your users and decided that "YOU KNOW BEST"!

The once champion of User rights now imposes itself on those few fools that continue to use it. You have to "sign up" to even ask a question. And woe betide that you want to enjoy a stable browser that doesn't force you to accept changes that break websites you rely upon, because some faceless, nameless do-gooder developer in Wisconsin decided ...

Engage me. I dare you to engage me. I won't swear at you. Nor accuse you *as an individual* of anything; but I will debunk your (the Mozilla collective) idea that "You know best".

  • Ikhiyiwe

Failed error for download

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1325510] In the latest version of Linux, when downloading any file, it's returning the failed download error !!! By… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1325510]
In the latest version of Linux, when downloading any file, it's returning the failed download error !!! By the way it is true and the problem is not connected, but still returns failed download error?

Asked by alexwilliamsa159 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

mouse over

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1324740] hello, the web browser has been always the main door to exploiting the internet use. mozilla firefox is a c… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1324740]
hello, the web browser has been always the main door to exploiting the internet use. mozilla firefox is a client to that not a necessity. cli

Asked by roashru 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

mouse over

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1324740] hello, something to consider since the 90s a hack is done through the web browser not a o/s client or now c… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1324740]
hello, something to consider since the 90s a hack is done through the web browser not a o/s client or now considered phone "app" thats a widget on a client. .

Asked by roashru 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

mouse over

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1324740] hello, a clarification mouse over needs better management. need prompt option for that action. something do… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1324740]
hello, a clarification mouse over needs better management. need prompt option for that action. something

dont stick to one exploit

Asked by roashru 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

this site is not opening in my ios

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1324716] I'm coordinating my site for various applications, it functions admirably on android or google items howeve… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1324716]
I'm coordinating my site for various applications, it functions admirably on android or google items however it isn't supporting Firefox form for IOS

my supporting connection is [[my music goal |my music goal ]] would anyone be able to assist me with discovering the issues or arrangements?

Asked by michaelhenry199 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

bangla words reading problem

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1324409] dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read t… (funda kabanzi)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1324409]
dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect or wrong bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

Chrome browser has no such problem, then why in firefox. Please someone solve out the issue or give me solution as early as possible.

                                                                                                                             as a regular user of firefox   
                                                                                                                                                nahid

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

bangla words reading problem

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread. dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correct… (funda kabanzi)

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread.

dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect or wrong bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

Chrome browser has no such problem, then why in firefox. Please someone solve out the issue or give me solution as early as possible.

                                                                                                                             as a regular user of firefox   
                                                                                                                                                nahid

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

bangla words reading problem

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread. dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correct… (funda kabanzi)

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread.

dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect or wrong bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

Chrome browser has no such problem, then why in firefox. Please someone solve out the issue or give me solution as early as possible.

                                                                                                                             as a regular user of firefox   
                                                                                                                                                nahid

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 3 emasontweni adlule