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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (funda kabanzi)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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The Ultimate Firefox Privacy & Security Guide [about:config]

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to … (funda kabanzi)

I recently came across a website listing adjustments to Firefox's about:config settings. These are supposedly done to help make the browser more secure. Modifications to browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled,and after, are what I'm most curious about - mostly since the name Google is attached.

Others: - dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled [copy and paste tracking] - network.http.sendRefererHeader [hyperlink tracking]

Website for reference: https://proprivacy.com/privacy-service/guides/firefox-privacy-security-guide

I understand a lot can change within a year, but before breaking something, I wanted to ask if changing any of the above settings, particularly those having to do with Google, will cause damage to the browser itself. -thx

Asked by jazz 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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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 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Paul 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Password Manager

I've been using Firefox for a long time, several years, and recently have been accessing some feature that looks like a password manager on my laptop, called Lock <som… (funda kabanzi)

I've been using Firefox for a long time, several years, and recently have been accessing some feature that looks like a password manager on my laptop, called Lock <something>--actually I'm not sure what it's called, because I can't seem to bring it up on its own to locate my password info.

I believe in password managers, and I'm trying to move over there, but I've run into a big snag on my mobile Android device... I have no idea how to bring up my Gettr account on my Android because I don't know where the password that I configured for my Gettr account on my laptop is located. I know it's inside the Firefox password manager somewhere... then I see Lockwise is no longer being supported.

Ultimately I want to synch whatever Firefox's latest password manager is to my Android, so that it functions like "whatever Firefox's latest password manager is" for my laptop. I'd like to synch my bookmarks, too. Can anyone point me to some simple instructions? Thanks. I'm using a primary password now for Firefox on my laptop. My email address is ...

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Asked by Brian R. Wright 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox menu/settings

My firefox menu bar and menu button on my laptop are actually Google's menus. When i want to change settings i'm dupposed to click on Firefox in the menu bar but it's not… (funda kabanzi)

My firefox menu bar and menu button on my laptop are actually Google's menus. When i want to change settings i'm dupposed to click on Firefox in the menu bar but it's not there. This is true even when i log into my firefox account. The menu button shows tabs for gmail, contacts; etc. All Google stuff. I have been trying to sync my laptop with my android phone but all the instructions tell me to click on things that aren't there.

Asked by Southpaw326 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Built in screenshot tool: How to hide notification when shot taken?

This annoying notification on the bottom right keeps popping up everytime I take a screenshot. I've been using computers for the past 17 years, I know how to paste thing… (funda kabanzi)

This annoying notification on the bottom right keeps popping up everytime I take a screenshot. I've been using computers for the past 17 years, I know how to paste things by now. Even worse, it overlays on other applications and pesters me there for about 10 seconds until I close it. Can this notification be hidden in about config or do I have to find a community add on that does the same thing, but without this stupid notification?

Asked by gsrgtrdg4565653 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Ming Ze 3 izinyanga ezidlule

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"The Big Lie" & I Don't Mean Politics

Mozilla has no true feedback page any more, so I chose to post here. I kept the "Allow Firefox to install and run studies" box unchecked since I began to use the Firefox … (funda kabanzi)

Mozilla has no true feedback page any more, so I chose to post here. I kept the "Allow Firefox to install and run studies" box unchecked since I began to use the Firefox browser (years ago). While I was researching a different issue, I found other users' posts about app.normandy. They all said that it allowed Mozilla to do what Mozilla promised not to do: run studies in violation of users' preference to opt out. Based on what I learned from those posts, I found where app.normandy was in my computer's about:config and toggled it to false. I want to thank those other users for their posts. Mozilla's explanation, also according to those posts, is that "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." Aside from whether or not Mozilla should be remote-controlling clients in this way, does it really consider all the diverse places in the world where its users live to be "in the wild?"

Asked by 1&Done 1 unyaka odlule

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AVG Online Security by AVG Technologies

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox tha… (funda kabanzi)

I recently received a request from AVG to have an add-on - AVG Online Security - which will protect against phishing and malware sites. There was a note from Firefox that Firefox does not monitor this add-on.

I use AVG Virus Protection - free copy - and it seems to be doing its job; although, I have been thinking about buying the software.

Has anyone used this add-on? Is it all right to install? Is it necessary to install? Since I changed internet service providers, I have not seen much in the way of phishing and AVG Virus Protection prevented me from accessing two websites it said were questionable.

Asked by bouvsbunscavies 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Andrew 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Can you add the keyword 'firefox' to the User Agent of Ipad FireFox?

Hello I'm working at Imperva which is a security company. One of our product is Web Application Firewall. In this product one of our feature is to identify the applicatio… (funda kabanzi)

Hello I'm working at Imperva which is a security company. One of our product is Web Application Firewall. In this product one of our feature is to identify the application that is used when sending request to a web service. This may help our customer to set FireFox request as legit. One of the attribute that helps us doing it is the request header User Agent. We have found that FireFox which is installed on Ipad generate the following User Agent without the keyword 'firefox' (while Desktop FireFox and IPhone firefox does) Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_4) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.1 Safari/605.1.15 (Note that this User Agent ) Because the User Agent is very similar to Macbook Safari application, we can't classify FireFox on Ipad.

Is there any reason why this is the implementation? Can you update the User Agent in the next version in order the security product will be classify it?

Avidan avidanr@imperva.com

Asked by avidanr 1 unyaka odlule

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In windows ten, the hover color is yellow and white, I tried doing the web developer options last night..

Well it has been an extermely hard few days since first boot up firefox, but pretty much everything is so user friendly, except for the tooltip / hover color is still yel… (funda kabanzi)

Well it has been an extermely hard few days since first boot up firefox, but pretty much everything is so user friendly, except for the tooltip / hover color is still yellow with white box surrounding it, is there a way I can configuration of it? I know about the UserChrome.ccs, but what you mean by "application from your profile?" Do you mean web or do you mean on your own Personal Comptuer?

Asked by incubatedcodes2000 1 unyaka odlule

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Hyperlinks from outlook not working in Firefox 92.0

When I click on a hyperlink in Outlook email Outlook is all of a sudden throwing an error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this… (funda kabanzi)

When I click on a hyperlink in Outlook email Outlook is all of a sudden throwing an error message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

Any ideas please? If I copy and paste the address into a browser it works.

Thank you

Asked by Billy 1 unyaka odlule

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Is there a way to backup 'Cookies and Site Data' so if a refresh is needed, all permissions aren't lost

Under about:preferences#privacy there is a section 'Cookies and Site Data'. I have my settings set to CUSTOM and block all cookies. I then have managed my exceptions. I d… (funda kabanzi)

Under about:preferences#privacy there is a section 'Cookies and Site Data'. I have my settings set to CUSTOM and block all cookies. I then have managed my exceptions. I did a refresh resently, all that was lost. The best I can do currently is to have wordpad open and manually type each line out in my exceptions and then if needed in the future, I could copy and paste. There might be a better way that I do not know. I do know by default, the 'Managed Exceptions' under 'Cookies and Site Data' does not save if 'Refreshed'. Please address a better process and not my choice on blocking all cookies, thank you.

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Setting Firefox up properly

I have been using firefox for years but I am always encountering problems, possibly because I have not set it up properly. I am thinking of deleting my account and starti… (funda kabanzi)

I have been using firefox for years but I am always encountering problems, possibly because I have not set it up properly. I am thinking of deleting my account and starting over or trying another browser all together. I was not brought up with computers so not computer literate, I like Mozilla's ethos and donate a small amount when I can, I just need advise about setting things up, I think

Asked by Shirley E. 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox History

If I made a firefox account, will all my history be saved on this account or just the history after making this account? I am asking this because I am going to perform a … (funda kabanzi)

If I made a firefox account, will all my history be saved on this account or just the history after making this account? I am asking this because I am going to perform a clean OS installation and I need absolutely all my history.

Asked by kingofregicide 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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I may have asked this before but i am going to ask again. When itry to drag and dropa website from firefox to my desk top instead of getting the actual icon for the sit… (funda kabanzi)

I may have asked this before but i am going to ask again. When itry to drag and dropa website from firefox to my desk top instead of getting the actual icon for the site i get the firefox icon i trued droppi g he comcast home page or xfinity page to my desktop and instead of getting the actual icon for the home page i got the firefox iconit happens on most websites i try to get

Asked by Mary 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Mary 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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MULTIPLE PROCESSES ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!!

Listen folks, I like many, many others are sick and tired of MULTIPLE PROCESSES!!!..They werent necessary before why now!!!!!???? I dont want to keep buying the latest an… (funda kabanzi)

Listen folks, I like many, many others are sick and tired of MULTIPLE PROCESSES!!!..They werent necessary before why now!!!!!???? I dont want to keep buying the latest and greatest PC everytime somebody decides to take up all my RAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have ruined firefox!!!! now you have taken away the true and false settings for it!!!!!....Why???...each process for tracking for the NSA, FBI, etc???? stop the madness and get back to what made you popular....SPEED!!!!!!!! I DONT WANT WINDOWS # 234!!! I DONT WANT A NEW PC!!!! STOP TRYING TO CONTROLL US!!!

Asked by imagsusman 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

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Sync version prioritization

hello all- When Sync job cycles, what is hierarchy determining which component version (Bookmarks, logins, etc) is applied to profiles on other computers? Two computers,… (funda kabanzi)

hello all- When Sync job cycles, what is hierarchy determining which component version (Bookmarks, logins, etc) is applied to profiles on other computers?

Two computers, A and B. Bookmark file on A last revised two days ago. Bookmark file on B last revised 60 days ago. I need all profile components on B to match A. Essentially B is updated to A's version.

How does synch determine which version is the 'Master' used to overwrite the versions on other computers?

I saw in another thread that Synch uses latest modification date to set priority. This would seem to be the most logical criterion. But I want to be sure before cycling Sync.

(Spent 10 minutes searching threads before posting this question. There were some oblique references hinting at prioritization, but not an absolute statement describing prioritization.) thanks!

Asked by GevFFSync 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Disil07 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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sync passwords

When I sync passwords between my laptop and desktop what happens? Do all my passwords appear on both machines, or do just the passwords from on device replace the passwo… (funda kabanzi)

When I sync passwords between my laptop and desktop what happens?

Do all my passwords appear on both machines, or

do just the passwords from on device replace the passwords from the other

Asked by childerley7 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Bookmarks - Too few tags permitted

Hi, I trust you all had a (well deserved) merry Christmas. I have a question regarding bookmarks in Firefox. This is something that has been bugging me for some years (ye… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I trust you all had a (well deserved) merry Christmas.

I have a question regarding bookmarks in Firefox. This is something that has been bugging me for some years (yes, it has taken me that long to get around to asking about this). Over the last decade I have amounted a large assortment of bookmarks, which I have carefully structured and also add suitable tags to (as I know what I am likely to search for in future). This works very well for me and it's surprising how my past self has been so accurate at predicting what I may find useful to my present/future self, when it comes to searching for something in my bookmarks.

Herein lies my problem though. I often need to put in a number of tags to make a given web resource findable in the future. For example, I was just reading up about the Google compute module, and have been trying to enter the following tags: Google Edge TPU (Neural compute) sbc network artificial intelligence machine vision intel stick Quantization

This number of keywords is too long, yet I don't want to really remove any of these words/acronyms. Why are the bookmarks so heavily restricted with regards to tags? I see that when I look at the bookmarks, there is also a **keywords** option too, but those words are not searchable, so I don't see much value in placing anything in there.

I am not 100% sure, but I could swear too, that bookmarks used to have a description section too, where I could make notes regarding a weblink (EG: "this website has particularly good recipes for pasta, but ignore their vegatarian options as they don't review very favorably"). I may be thinking of another web browser from a long time ago. Having a description field for each bookmark (which is not restricted to a ridiculously short length like the **Tags** field) would be an excellent idea.

so, to summarize: 1. How do I work around having such a short **Tag** field (and when is Mozilla going to fix this?) 2. Can we please have a Description field for each bookmark. Please!

These are just about my only criticisms of what is otherwise my absolute favorite of browsers. Thanks for the great work and effort by all, and have a prosperous and healthy 2021.

Asked by Witenite 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by knowledge is like power 1 unyaka odlule

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The addresses of people who have never used my computer are showing up in my autofill.

In my "saved addresses" list under the Privacy and Security section of Firefox Settings, there are two addresses of people that have never used my computer. One formerly … (funda kabanzi)

In my "saved addresses" list under the Privacy and Security section of Firefox Settings, there are two addresses of people that have never used my computer. One formerly went to my school, and the other is a stranger. I can think of no way that they could have had access to my account at any time. Are there any other possible explanations for this?

Asked by tjnpo 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 izinyanga ezidlule