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FireFox portable mode needed

It would seem that Mozilla has not yet created an official portable mode for Firefox(Seriously, after all these years?!?). It needs one in a bad way. Now when I say porta… (funda kabanzi)

It would seem that Mozilla has not yet created an official portable mode for Firefox(Seriously, after all these years?!?). It needs one in a bad way.

Now when I say portable mode what I mean is that the Firefox EXE runs from the folder it's in, using profiles that generated and exist in that same folder and NOT in the user profile. This functionality is needed not just for easy portability, but also for easy migrations from one system to another or one installation of OS to another.

While the portability mode should be exclusive to the platform FireFox is being used on(IE Windows vs Linux, etc), it should be seamless transition otherwise.

Before anyone chimes in and says this is not possible, please don't waste your time. Forks of FF have been doing so nearly effortlessly for more than a decade while maintaining perfectly functionally and security with the same usability.

So Devs, can you please make this happen? We the public would ever so grateful.

Additionally, can we get some fine grained controls over the appearance of UI elements?

This double spacing nonsense is irritating.

Then there is the Extension Icons labels. They've been gone for a while and they need to return, or at least an option to enable them if we wish.

Next we have the "Home page and new windows" option in settings. Those two options should not be combined. When I open a new instance of FF, I would like to open a blank page. I don't want any navigation happening until I click something or type in an address. I expect FF to sit and wait for my input. Then when I click the "Home" icon button does it go to my define home page.

Next problem we have is the auto update feature. This seems to have become an incredibly nasty feature and behavior. For example, I recently updated to Windows 11. After migrating my previous install of FF to it, it swiftly and without ANY warning or user prompt at all updated itself from 78.15.0esr to 91.3. This was NOT desired So how about to folks show respect to us users by ASKING if we want to upgrade! Had a prompt appeared I would have swiftly canceled. Updates should ALWAYS be at the choice and involvement of the user, not at your whim. I had to spend 40minutes manually backtracking and recopying, which was unpleasant.

Please note that while my above statements have had some negativity to them, I am a ardent supporter of Mozilla and will continue to be. These above points are that of increasing frustration. I am of the school of thought that we the users should have complete and fine-grain controls over every aspect of how our browser operates, whether it be UI elements or nitty-gritty functionality.

I look forward to responses by members of the dev team.

Thank You, Lex

Asked by lexluthermiester 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Seburo 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Really Annoying Firefox will not connect to the AT&T forums!

This is becoming more annoying than ever with Firefox. Goggle will not launch sites, or launches with blank white window. Does not happen using Safari. Here is a example… (funda kabanzi)

This is becoming more annoying than ever with Firefox. Goggle will not launch sites, or launches with blank white window.

Does not happen using Safari.

Here is a example.


AT&T Community Forums https://forums.att.com


What is wrong with this browser!

Asked by rlmrlm 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 izinyanga ezidlule

no Firefox video player for CNN videos?

I've written about this before, but no help? I'm using Firefox Mac 78.15 (up to date). When I go to CNN and select a video, a thumbnail (still image) of the video appears… (funda kabanzi)

I've written about this before, but no help? I'm using Firefox Mac 78.15 (up to date). When I go to CNN and select a video, a thumbnail (still image) of the video appears, but no player with controls, so no video. When I do the same on Chrome, I get a video in a video player, which plays just fine. Also, all other videos on FIrefox (YouTube Fox News, etc.) play just fine?

Asked by williemyers123 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by williemyers123 2 izinyanga ezidlule

moving bookmarks to new Mac

I switched my internet from one Mac to a newer one but I have hundreds of bookmarks that I need to copy over. I found and copied the profile document that holds all of th… (funda kabanzi)

I switched my internet from one Mac to a newer one but I have hundreds of bookmarks that I need to copy over. I found and copied the profile document that holds all of the old bookmarks but I don't know where to put it in the new High Sierra OS folders. They are not the same as the old Mac OS has. The old OS has folders in, User, (my name), Library, App Support, Firefox, and Profiles where the bookmarks are stored. - - - Anyone know what folders these have to go into in High Sierra? - Will be most appreciated!

Asked by pwfiol 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 izinyanga ezidlule

How to repair or re-create missing profiles.ini and installs.ini files ?

On another user's account, cannot go back to earlier FF version, profile files missing. Cannot start _any_ revision, old or current (using OSX Sierra on that user & d… (funda kabanzi)

On another user's account, cannot go back to earlier FF version, profile files missing. Cannot start _any_ revision, old or current (using OSX Sierra on that user & different FF versions - the shared data you see her is NOT the same ) details here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1356226

I don't see the profiles.ini and installs.ini files within the Profiles folder. I see the general format from looking at good ones in my own Profile.

Don't understand why some are "locked."

How do I re-create them using the existing Profile names, and how do I denote which to startup using (the default folder?) Can't find any Help files to explain.

This is driving me mad, we are using the same physical computer because mine broke, so I start it up off an external drive containing my drive, then I have to shut down & restart on the internal drive to work on it, but then I don't have access to my saved files or to post on the forum.

Asked by FireFoxSucks 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

No clear dns cache button

I need to clear my dns for a website. I type about:networking#dns. I get the hostname list but there is no clear dns cache button. I was told there would be a button. How… (funda kabanzi)

I need to clear my dns for a website. I type about:networking#dns. I get the hostname list but there is no clear dns cache button. I was told there would be a button. How do I clear the dns for that website if there is no button?

Asked by eldrika 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

I can not update from 78 to 91

Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Fi… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Firefox 78. I saw that on an article there is 91 and 95. It is 11/3/21, and no update is showing up which a help article said "On 11/2/21, users can update to Firefox-ESR version 91." I couldn't update, so I am now asking for help. Its also going VERY SLOW which I can barely run scratch, google, and even the homepage. Please give me answers so I can fix the problem. Thanks, cogithedog.

Asked by this is a display name. 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Question regarding Mozilla's new add-on policies

Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to you because of Mozilla's new add-on policies. I am especially focusing on the point: Encryption – standard, in-browser HTTPS – is now a… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to you because of Mozilla's new add-on policies. I am especially focusing on the point: Encryption – standard, in-browser HTTPS – is now always required when communicating with remote services. In the past, this was only required when transporting sensitive information. While I am supporting this new rule, I would like to ask, if there is any chance to be excluded from this policy. I am the developer of Domain Country, an add-on which allows you to retrieve the geographical information (and other data) about a given domain. To retrieve this data, Domain Country uses the API https://ip-api.com/. Unfortunately, this API requires a paid key to be accessible via HTTPS (Example URL: https://ip-api.com/json/mozilla.org). While I am very frustrated about this solution, I still decided to implement it, because I could not find another free API service. To still ensure that users are protected against Man-in-the-middle-attacks, I decided to manually validate the data after it is received (the code for Domain Country is open-source. This is the line, I'm talking about: https://github.com/Myzel394/domaincountry/blob/master/src/apis/fetchDomainInformation.ts#L94). Domain Country will also be continuously updated to ensure the user's safety. As a student with only low income it is also impossible for me to pay for https://ip-api.com/.


I hope you understand my problems and consider excluding Domain Country from the new add-on policy.

Asked by Myzel394 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 izinyanga ezidlule

unable to restore lost bookmarks

My firefox session was closed while I was away from my computer -- i do not know why. When i restarted firefox my previous session was restored but all my bookmarks had d… (funda kabanzi)

My firefox session was closed while I was away from my computer -- i do not know why. When i restarted firefox my previous session was restored but all my bookmarks had disappeared. I followed the procedure to restore from the auto backups and found 15 backup files from various days. I tried to restore the most recent but got a message "Unable to restore backup file". what could cause this and is there any way to recover the backup bookmark file(s)?

Asked by burtjaffe 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Profile I desire is not allowed to be used with "old" FF version

NOTE: This issue is NOT with the computer I am using at the moment. That computer runs OSX Sierra.. So disregard my "Shared Data" info. For reasons I will rant about be… (funda kabanzi)

NOTE: This issue is NOT with the computer I am using at the moment. That computer runs OSX Sierra.. So disregard my "Shared Data" info.

For reasons I will rant about below, I had to trash my copy of FF v69.0.1 Mac and restore it from the .dmg file. FF will not allow me to activate the correct profile, only the new empty profile.

Maybe because the accidental installation of (several copies of) newer versions changed some of the items within the "old" profile (they have today's date) ???

Do I need to scrub every hidden bit of FF, beyond Trashing visible files (except for the Profile I desire to keep) ? Then re-install v69 so it doesn't tell me I'm installing an old version? Or will the "todays date" data within the Profile screw it up anyway? Copying the Profile file list & getting it to this computer to post here would take a lot of time & effort. But its the files at the top of the Profile's file list, maybe 25% or 1/3 of the files, when ordered by date.

PROFILES: default-release-6 CREATED WHEN OPENING "NEW" INSTALLATION OF v69-0-1 default-est THIS IS THE ONE WITH ALL MY DATA NOTE there were many others, either leftover from very old FF versions or junked Users, and for every accidental newer version installed (see below for how that happens without user permission). I trashed or archived them.

WITH FIREFOX RUNNING, ABOUT:PROFILES GIVES AN ERROR & WON'T ALLOW ME TO "DEFAULT" the PROFILE ORIGINALLY USED WITH THIS VERSION: "you've launched an older version of firefox...can corrupt stuff...that was already saved to an existing profile create new profile OR quit"

This means it is impossible to re-install an "old" version of FF unless you want to lose everything in your profile !!!!!

I have tried to manually copy & paste the "old" contents into the "new" profile, but I get the same error.

Tried with FF closed, but the Terminal keeps telling me there is no such file: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P

AT ONE POINT I TRIED TO MAKE IT MATCH THE FILENAME I CHANGED IT TO (I LIKE TO SEE THE REV IN A FILENAME) - DO I NEED TO PUT UNDERLINES INSTEAD OF BLANK SPACES? /Applications/Firefox 69-0-1 re-installed from dmg.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P

SO THAT IS WHEN I TRASHED THAT RENAMED COPY OF FF, -- because OSX SIERRA WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO MOVE IT OUT OF THE APPLICATIONS FOLDER TO ARCHIVE IT (ANOTHER REASON I WANT TO STAY WITH EL CAPITAN MY MY COMPUTER).

RE location of Profile files: about:profile shows TWO paths, what gives with this? The path that you can Show In Finder yields an empty folder. Are they invisible? But the other path, which I think is the one I have used in the path, does have Profile folders within it:

CORRECT PATH TO FIREFOX PROFILE FILES: /Users/admin/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles BUT DELETING FROM HERE DOES NOT REMOVE THEM FROM THE ABOUT:PROFILES LIST, EVEN WHEN I CLOSE FF & RE-OPEN IT - wtf ???

The about:profiles link to show it in Finder goes elsewhere & is empty: USERS/ADMIN/LIBRARY/CACHES/FIREFOX/PROFILES ARE THEY SET TO BE INVISIBLE? THIS USER DOES NOT HAVE THE 3rd PARTY APP TO MAKE THEM VISIBLE.

THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM THAT GOT ME HERE: I foolishly decided to give the next rev up a try, v 72-something. But when I opened it, the default of "automatically install updates" did so to v93, without my knowledge. This happened a few times in a row, when I kept wondering why I did not have v72 running & kept re-installing from the v72 dmg file. I was unable to make my v69 profile the default for either v72 or v93, don't know why not.

THE AUTO INSTALL SHOULD ONLY GO TO THE NEXT REV, NOT THE MOST RECENT, WITHOUT USER PERMISSION.

So I trashed most everything and installed v69 again from the dmg file. When I opened it, I quickly went to Prefs/Gen and un-toggled the Auto Update. It asked me if I wanted to cancel & I did. This is only possible because I have a slow DSL line. Anyone with a T1 line would be screwed.

So I have a "fresh" copy of v69 but I can't put the CORRECT Profile into it !!!

Asked by FireFoxSucks 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

mute tab function is missing

I used to have a speaker icon on my tabs but it has disappeared. Any idea how to get it back? Also I lost the "reopen closed tab" function as well. Please help with eithe… (funda kabanzi)

I used to have a speaker icon on my tabs but it has disappeared. Any idea how to get it back?

Also I lost the "reopen closed tab" function as well.

Please help with either or both of these issues.

TIA

Asked by drewwilliamson86 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by drewwilliamson86 2 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Enabling addons on per website basis

Hi, I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet. This is imho a big flaw in the privac… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet.

This is imho a big flaw in the privacy of users.

There are trivial cases, for example if I use a YouTube downloader plugin, I obviously want it to monitor my browsing ONLY when I'm on youtube.com...

And there are some critical cases: when I browse my web banking, or when I go on some trading website, I don't want my financial operations to be at risk because of an add-on that is very useful everywhere but on those site.

However, I don't want to exclude all the add-ons for those website too, that would be just too much.

I think there's already a coding base in place, since you can disable each add-on when using private windows. This could be enhanced by having a system of whitelist/blacklist instead. And this feature would actually make more sense than using a private window.

Another way would be to have this feature on per container, instead of per website, than would work well too.

People have different activities, and some requires useful plugins, that are very specific. I mean Keepass's add-on (for example) is useful everywhere, but many add-ons are related to one activity at a time.

For example, if I'm a marketer and want to analyze website, I'll use add-ons for having stats on metadata or keywords or even real time reports from Alexa or from AliExpress, etc...

But when I'm reading my email, I'm not happy those add-ons can see my data.

That would be tedious to disable all those plugins every time I change activity, especially since we are productive humans so obviously we need to alternate those activities doing multitask all the time.

And the private window option is not flexible enough for that kind of multitasking, when containers are.

I hope this helps everyone understand clearly why I think my request is not only a real user need, but also currently a flaw in users privacy since most people will not trade the comfort of their add-ons for some privacy concern they don't always understand...

I know this is some kind of feature request more than ask for help, but https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ is out of service so I don't know where to address my concern here.

Thanks for helping me pushing this idea forward.

Asked by Stopi 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Seburo 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Unable to access IP addresses.

Hi Here is the error message I get when trying t access an IP address. Peer using unsupported version of security protocol. Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION … (funda kabanzi)

Hi

Here is the error message I get when trying t access an IP address.

Peer using unsupported version of security protocol.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

Asked by roy.harten 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 izinyanga ezidlule