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UTC timezone even with resistFingerprinting disabled

I noticed that websites in my main firefox profile began showing the time in UTC rather than following my timezone. privacy.resistFingerprinting and privacy.resistFinger… (read more)

I noticed that websites in my main firefox profile began showing the time in UTC rather than following my timezone.

privacy.resistFingerprinting and privacy.resistFingerprinting.testing.setTZtoUTC are set to false

Other profiles follow my timezone, so I would imagine that this has something to do directly with my current firefox profile.

Thank you

Asked by Luis F 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

Synching desktop and mobile Firefox bookmarks

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop b… (read more)

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop bookmarks" and vice versa the phone bookmarks are in folder "Mobile bookmarks" in my desktop Firefox. Is this normal behaviour? I would expect them in one common folder to have a seamless synching.

Best regards, Walter

Can not disable auto update on Firefox/Linux

Please advise how to disable automatic updates on Firefox running on Linux Kubuntu. Solutions posted on mozilla.org do not work because stated disable options are not av… (read more)

Please advise how to disable automatic updates on Firefox running on Linux Kubuntu. Solutions posted on mozilla.org do not work because stated disable options are not available(see screenshot). I have set app.auto.update to false in about:config but this does not disable updates. I have been repeatedly advised not to disable updates so I am aware of the so called risk. I am very tired of every update breaking a reliable browser and having to repair/fix/workaround each and every time. Please provide a viable solution.

Asked by martrw1 2 days ago

Last reply by James 2 days ago

secondary email addresses

The system continues to tell me that my original email address is the primary address. That address has been hacked and I need to remove it and replace it. I am then told… (read more)

The system continues to tell me that my original email address is the primary address. That address has been hacked and I need to remove it and replace it. I am then told I need to add a secondary address before I can change. I go into the area where this is done and when I press add it says that the new address is already there. How do I get rid of the hacked address and replace it with the new one (which Mozilla does actually recognize!)?

Asked by Sylvia H 4 days ago

Last reply by Amir Qureshi 3 days ago

Scrolling and viewing pdf in firefox is overwriting the scrolled text over the present text

The pdf gets overwritten by the new text when it is scrolled down or up and the whole pdf becomes messy. I have attached an image showing the same. The terminal gets into… (read more)

The pdf gets overwritten by the new text when it is scrolled down or up and the whole pdf becomes messy. I have attached an image showing the same. The terminal gets into the background of the pdf and any other application that is opened on the screen.

Asked by Baslin James 3 days ago

Last reply by Adem Mohammed 3 days ago

Address bar and control buttons are overlapping

Hi! From some time now i have problem with GUI elements overlapping each other. It started with the window control buttons (that part, where you can close the window). Es… (read more)

Hi! From some time now i have problem with GUI elements overlapping each other. It started with the window control buttons (that part, where you can close the window). Esthetics aside, it was not that big deal, so I just ignored it, but some time ago similar overlap appeared on address bar - so now I don't see what I'm writing. This is a big deal, now I can't really tell if I made a typo, I'm not able to correct it or I can't see if what I'm writing is mixed with original url, stuff like that.

I'm on Manjaro Linux and Firefox version is 127.0 (64 bits) I've tried to reinstall Firefox with different sources, like Flatpak for example, but the issues persists. Has anyone an idea how to fix this?

Asked by Sivar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Ed 1 week ago

YouTube videos not playing in Linux

Firefox has long been my browser of choice on all platforms. I am switching from Windows to Linux and have recently found problems playing some videos on the Linux versio… (read more)

Firefox has long been my browser of choice on all platforms. I am switching from Windows to Linux and have recently found problems playing some videos on the Linux version of Foxfire. I don’t know if it’s a matter of having the right codec or something else. The videos play with Chromium on Linux and with Firefox on my Android smartphone. My Linux laptop is running version 128.0 of Firefox for Ubuntu version 24.0.0. Here are two offending links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkZuGil6U4w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxVcDPtDnjM

Asked by rknoblock 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

MY MOZILLA/FIREFOX ACCOUNT

Hi, To who it may concern, a big thank you. I am a longtime Linux Firefox user. I had a secondary password, but somehow it has been deleted. I have changed my primary pas… (read more)

Hi, To who it may concern, a big thank you. I am a longtime Linux Firefox user. I had a secondary password, but somehow it has been deleted. I have changed my primary password and I have full access to Gmail, Youtube and other Google pages. My email address has always been the same for many years. It is recognised by Firefox when I type "My account on Firefox" though I am not allowed to enter another secondary email address.

I am almost 80 and not very computer literate.Kind regards,

Patrick Van Niekerk.

Asked by Patrick Van Niekerk 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Automatically resume downloads

I've been using Firefox for a while and there is one file storage site that is always an issue for me. Downloads work but frequently, it stops near the end of the transfe… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for a while and there is one file storage site that is always an issue for me. Downloads work but frequently, it stops near the end of the transfer and shows "failed" in the Library window.

Every time, I can click "resume" and it works but it's extremely annoying. If I don't watch the download carefully, I might miss the "failed" message and then the download link times out. There should be a setting to automatically retry a certain number of times.

I've tried multiple add-ons and none of them work.

Asked by Justin Or 2 weeks ago

Last reply by TechHorse 1 week ago

PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR on https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

Just for info this site works fine on other browsers on same machine, and on other machines. It is a Firefox issue. Running version 127.0.1 on Linux. Message is Secur… (read more)

Just for info this site works fine on other browsers on same machine, and on other machines. It is a Firefox issue.

Running version 127.0.1 on Linux.

Message is

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

Error code: PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by Ronald Duncan 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox Sandbox implications of User Namespaces being disabled

One of the typical configuration in linux is to turn off the user namespaces and/or network namespaces. This is because most of the exploits in linux have been related to… (read more)

One of the typical configuration in linux is to turn off the user namespaces and/or network namespaces. This is because most of the exploits in linux have been related to namespaces vulnerabilities.

If there is a Firefox ver 127.0.2, running on Linux in which the user namespace is turned off then the following is observed in the Troubleshooting information, i.e. about:support Seccomp-BPF (System Call Filtering) true Seccomp Thread Synchronisation true User Namespaces for privileged processes true User Namespaces false Content Process Sandboxing true Media Plugin Sandboxing true

So how come with the username turned off, the content process and media plugin is still sandboxed? Also is having user namespace turned off, as given above, a security risk?

However if the network namespace is turned off, i.e. max_net_namespaces is set to zero, then it renders the browser unusable. Nothing works. Why is that?

Is there some documentation somewhere where these namespaces and their impact is explained in detail?

Asked by ixian 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

Firefox with Google Search - Icons below search bar (sometimes above I think)

Using the Firefox with Google search engine, and below it has several icons for direct links to urls. How do these links get there ? How do I delete one and repl… (read more)

Using the Firefox with Google search engine, and below it has several icons for direct links to urls.

How do these links get there ? How do I delete one and replace with another link ?

Thankyou

Charles

Asked by Charlie Harris 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago