Why Are All These Hidden Extensions in my Firefox Add-Ons?

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page: Amazon.com ext… (funda kabanzi)

While trying to fix Firefox's massive memory leaks, I went to Help/Troubleshooting/Add-Ons and found these, which are NOT in the usual Manage Add-ons page:

Amazon.com extension Bing extension

ClearURLs extension <-- Oops! I actually installed this, to try to trim URLs of all the tracking crap when I paste one into a Facebook comment.

DuckDuckGo extension eBay extension Wikipedia (en) extension

All of the other extensions listed are ones I installed and wish to keep. EVERY time I install Firefox, I go to the One-Click Search Engines list and remove all but Google.

I don't know how these wormed their way in, but they don't seem to add any functionality for me.

Asked by rdurost 21 amahora adlule

Swap mouse shortcuts

Hello. Is there a possibility to swap the destinations of mouse shortcuts? I am asking this because of i want all links open with new tabs. I have read the article: https… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. Is there a possibility to swap the destinations of mouse shortcuts? I am asking this because of i want all links open with new tabs. I have read the article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1205311, the extension that the expert recommends does not work as expected, but middle click works perfect everywhere. I am sorry if I doubled the known question, but i failed to find anything clear. Thank you.

Asked by Aaron 21 amahora adlule

System action bar covers tabs in full scree mode in macos

When firefox is in full screen mode, as soon as I take my mouse cursor to switch tabs the Mac Os action bar (bar with close and minimize icons on it ) covers the tabs and… (funda kabanzi)

When firefox is in full screen mode, as soon as I take my mouse cursor to switch tabs the Mac Os action bar (bar with close and minimize icons on it ) covers the tabs and make it hard to switch tabs, same happens while reaching for address bar which extremely annoying and frustrating.

I see other applications handles it really well for this situation so its not the macos issue. I reported this on twitter too but no satisfying response. I like firefox and don't want to switch back to other browser so please fix this. This issue is extremely frustrating and impacts the core functionality of the firefox or browser in general.


I have attached images from Chrome and source tree, both are third party application. Best handling of this action is done by safari, which smoothly animate and make the space for close and minimize buttons along with the tabs but that's a first party app and not sure if the same can be achieved by third party apps.

I am running Big Sur but this was happening even in Catalina.

Thank you!

Asked by Piyush 19 amahora adlule

There's this glitch with YouTube

Hello There is this glitch with YouTube where whenever I click on a YouTube video, it redirects to to a Post instead of the video I have fixed the problem by right-clicki… (funda kabanzi)

Hello There is this glitch with YouTube where whenever I click on a YouTube video, it redirects to to a Post instead of the video

I have fixed the problem by right-clicking the video title and opening a new tab for each video, but I was wondering if there is a more convienient solution

Asked by Santosh Poosarla 19 amahora adlule

Firefox 83.0 Windows 10 Video Stuttering

Experiencing lots of stuttering while playing video with Firefox 83.0 on Windows 10. Happens with Disney+, Netflix and YouTube. Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on the same syst… (funda kabanzi)

Experiencing lots of stuttering while playing video with Firefox 83.0 on Windows 10. Happens with Disney+, Netflix and YouTube. Microsoft Edge (Chromium) on the same system works without any issues with all of these.

Tried to enable / disable hardware acceleration, webGL and some other settings people are commenting on forums, to no avail. Tried updating video drivers, using different settings including frequency / resolution, none of these had any effect on the issue.

Windows 10 version used was 1909. Will try again after upgrading to 20H2 and post back if anything changes.

Trivia: also tested Opera, which suffers from the same problems. Common video codec with Firefox, maybe?

Asked by Diogo Eichert 17 amahora adlule

upgrade to v 83

just upgraded to v 83 and lost saved logins. The restore logins topic says press the 'windows' and 'R' keys to start recovery process - I don't have a windows key on my k… (funda kabanzi)

just upgraded to v 83 and lost saved logins. The restore logins topic says press the 'windows' and 'R' keys to start recovery process - I don't have a windows key on my keyboard - so what next?

Asked by PeterGS 14 amahora adlule

no sound with Firefox 83.0 (64 bits) French

Todays I have no sound when I open a web page with audio / video data Not all that is offered on the Mozilla support pages solve the problem. On my PC the sound works in … (funda kabanzi)

Todays I have no sound when I open a web page with audio / video data Not all that is offered on the Mozilla support pages solve the problem. On my PC the sound works in all apps, and if I open a web page with video in Google Chrome or any other browser it plays with audio fine. Can U help me? Thank's !

I am using Windows 10 Home 64 bits version 20H2 (up to date) OS version = 19042.662 Firefox version 83.0 64 bits - French localization

Last recent automatic Windows Update : 12/05/2020 - KB4586876, .NET Framework 3,5 et 4,8 for Windows 10 (20H2) 64 bits.

Asked by Luigi 11 amahora adlule

Autoplay is not working

I have Set Foxit reader as my default app in the applications section of Firefox options. I have also set "allow" in the privacy and security section of options. When I c… (funda kabanzi)

I have Set Foxit reader as my default app in the applications section of Firefox options. I have also set "allow" in the privacy and security section of options. When I click on a video file I received via email, a window pops up asking me "how do I want to handle this". It shows that Foxit reader is a default app and I, therefore, click on the box that says "always open files using this app". The next time I click on a different video file, doesn't automatically open. Instead, the how do you want to handle this window pops up again. Can somebody tell me how to correct this problem?

TIA James Birke.

Asked by jimbir 9 amahora adlule

Why are cookies saved despite custom blocking for all?

Hi: I set my privacy options for CUSTOM and for blocking everything under it, in all windows. I allowed some exceptions for storing cookies for some websites. I cleared c… (funda kabanzi)

Hi:

I set my privacy options for CUSTOM and for blocking everything under it, in all windows. I allowed some exceptions for storing cookies for some websites.

I cleared cookies and cache and after a short time, websites in the exception list saved cookies (as displayed under MANAGE).

Next day, I noticed all kinds of other cookies that I cannot relate to or from websites that should be blocked (are not exceptions). 

I attached a screen capture of a subset of cookies stored since yesterday. Only connect.xfinity.com and malwarebytes.com in this subset of cookies belong to websites on the exception list.

Could someone explain why the other cookies were not been blocked? Is this how blocking is supposed to work? I looked at all the help articles on the topic I could find but I have not seen any explanation for this.

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 8 amahora adlule

Blocking information interpretation under the SHIELD

I am looking at the information displayed under the "shield" icon for teh websites I am using and I am not sure how to read it and understand it. I am attaching 2 screen … (funda kabanzi)

I am looking at the information displayed under the "shield" icon for teh websites I am using and I am not sure how to read it and understand it.

I am attaching 2 screen captures. Two questions.

1. One of the screen captures shows what I see for the shield under cookies. One of the websites listed there is marked as "blocked". If other listed websites (like the 3rd party one) shown are not identified as Blocked, does that mean that they are not blocked, despite the fact that all cookies have been blocked in CUSTOM?

2. The other screen capture shows a subset of what's allowed under exceptions. The https://connect.xfinity.com website is one of them. Then is this website is an exception, why does teh shield show the cookie for their website as blocked?

Does anyone know how this works? Is this the way it is supposed to work and if so, can someone explain? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 7 amahora adlule

Is this People certificate a problem?

I noticed a certificate in the People tab of the Certificate Manager, and I don't know where it came from. It says Certificate Name "SomeOrganization" "sp-control-01", em… (funda kabanzi)

I noticed a certificate in the People tab of the Certificate Manager, and I don't know where it came from.

It says Certificate Name "SomeOrganization" "sp-control-01", email address "root@sp-control-01", Expires on "November 12, 2019".

Where could have this come from. And is it a problem? I worry that it is from some malware site which put a fake certificate on my firefox or something?

Is there a way to see when or how it was added?

Thanks!

Asked by newguy9999 7 amahora adlule

lag streams on YouTube

Hello, I ran into a problem that I can not watch streams on YouTube. They all freeze. The browser plays any other videos perfectly. I tried to run the same streams throug… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I ran into a problem that I can not watch streams on YouTube. They all freeze. The browser plays any other videos perfectly. I tried to run the same streams through the opera, everything works fine there. I did not find a solution in the Google search engine. I ask for help. ps PC is powerful enough, and there are no problems with the Internet. The problem lies in the browser itself, but I do not understand where exactly. All text translated through google translator.

Asked by gloriafaut 3 amahora adlule

File Upload popup

I go to a website and need to upload a file. I click the upload file button on the web page and the pop up will not appear. I've done every option imaginable for Pop-ups … (funda kabanzi)

I go to a website and need to upload a file. I click the upload file button on the web page and the pop up will not appear. I've done every option imaginable for Pop-ups to no avail.

What security setting am I missing?

It works in chrome which I prefer not to use but I suppose I'll make the switch if I have to.

Regards,

Asked by v22tweek 3 amahora adlule

Firefox keeps logging me out of all websites I log into

I have been having an issue with firefox logging me out of all the websites I stay been logged into, like youtube, facebook and amazon. I have my settings set to where th… (funda kabanzi)

I have been having an issue with firefox logging me out of all the websites I stay been logged into, like youtube, facebook and amazon. I have my settings set to where things should be remembered and cookies should not be cleared but i am still being logged out of the sites I stay logged into. This issue started in October after one of the firefox updates. I am having the same problem on both of my computers, one with windows 10 and one with windows 7. Firefox appears to be clearing cookies because even though I don't stay logged into ebay due to having two accounts, my search settings in ebay keep getting cleared too, just as they were if I had cleared the cookies myself. And my settings are set to where cookies should not be cleared.

Asked by Dakota66 1 ihora elidlule

New Tab Background

I'm writing this on the 6th of December in 2020 using Firefox 83 on MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina. I think it would add a lot to the browsing experience if I was to add an imag… (funda kabanzi)

I'm writing this on the 6th of December in 2020 using Firefox 83 on MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina.

I think it would add a lot to the browsing experience if I was to add an image as the background of Firefox's new tab homepage. This has come up a few times on support.mozilla but they all appear to be either dated or neglect MacOS and only consider Windows or Linux. They all involve going to about:support and opening what people say is listed as the profile directory and creating a folder called chrome. Then creating a .css and pasting/writing certain code. There's a few more small steps and then you're supposed to restart Firefox and it's ostensibly there. Can somebody suggest a method that works in 2020 on MacOS Catalina with Firefox 83? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Nicholas Costa 36 imizuzu edlule