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gmail is showing Firefox as an authorized app with access to gmail account

Can you tell me why gmail is recently (within the past 2 months) showing that Firefox has authorized access to my gmail account? It is sometimes showing up as accessing … (read more)

Can you tell me why gmail is recently (within the past 2 months) showing that Firefox has authorized access to my gmail account? It is sometimes showing up as accessing the account minutes before I even log in. It never did this before, but I use a security key to access my gmail account--could this be causing it? The security key mfr says there is no way it can be the key causing this and suggested contacting Firefox. I have reinstalled Firefox and the same thing happens. I have never given Firefox or any other application access to my gmail account. Thank you for any answers you can provide.

Asked by hvheartsforhair 7 hours ago

YouTube videos randomly buffering

Hey folks, I've been noticing something peculiar with Firefox that's been bothering me lately. Whenever I try to watch videos on YouTube in resolutions above 1080p, they … (read more)

Hey folks, I've been noticing something peculiar with Firefox that's been bothering me lately. Whenever I try to watch videos on YouTube in resolutions above 1080p, they tend to randomly buffer. It's quite frustrating, especially when I know my internet connection is stable and other browsers don't seem to have this issue. Has anyone else experienced this problem with Firefox? And if so, do you have any tips or solutions to share? Thanks in advance for any insights!

Asked by ThanosZ97 1 month ago

Last reply by ThanosZ97 4 days ago

Search defaults to UK. How undo? Using Duck Duck Go for search.

My default search engine is Duck Duck Go. I frequently use a VPN. I am usually in North America and want to search sites in North America. When I run a search by typ… (read more)

My default search engine is Duck Duck Go. I frequently use a VPN.

I am usually in North America and want to search sites in North America. When I run a search by typing a search term in Firefox, I get results beginning in UK, and I see that a blue toggle switch has been set to UK. (See image.)

This started 2-3 weeks ago.

How do I set things so that my searches begin in North America?

I have checked "about:config" preferences and do not see anywhere that UK is specified. I don't see a region preference setting, either.

Thank you.

Asked by ezameht 1 month ago

Last reply by ezameht 6 days ago

Not all tabs shared.

Hello, when I select a Tab and then select from the context menu -Share- I can share the selected tab which means that the URL is copied to the application selected to s… (read more)

Hello,

when I select a Tab and then select from the context menu -Share- I can share the selected tab which means that the URL is copied to the application selected to share the tab with.

When I select from the context menu -Select All Tabs- and then from the context menu -Share- also only one tab can be shared.

Am I wrong in expecting that all the tabs be shared after -Select All Tabs-?

Regards.

Asked by LuisSupprt 6 days ago

how to fix "suggest-unexpected" incompatible database version error?

I'm using Ubuntu 24.04 and just reinstalled for unrelated reasons. I'm trying to copy my Firefox profile over from my backup to the new installation. I used the Ubuntu S… (read more)

I'm using Ubuntu 24.04 and just reinstalled for unrelated reasons. I'm trying to copy my Firefox profile over from my backup to the new installation.

I used the Ubuntu Snap store to install Firefox and put my old profile in -- this is the one that I was using on my previous Ubuntu 24.04 installation just a couple days ago -- and everything seems fine, but I do see this error message:

[ERROR error_support::handling] suggest-unexpected: Error opening database: Incompatible database version: 18

It gets printed when I type things in the search bar, so it seems related to some sqlite database related to history and autocompletion.

Is there a way to fix this? I'm fine with just deleting it, so long as the other parts of the profile remain.

(This is a strange error, since after all I was using the exact same setup -- Firefox on Ubuntu 24.04, installed via snap -- just a couple days ago, and it was, as far as I know, up-to-date.)

Asked by Dan Drake 1 week ago

Last reply by Dan Drake 1 week ago

Enhanced Tracking Protection Blocks x.com in Windows

I've added https://x.com as an exception site but it is still blocked. This is outright censorship which is something fascists do. Tell me how to fix your browser s… (read more)

I've added https://x.com as an exception site but it is still blocked.

This is outright censorship which is something fascists do.

Tell me how to fix your browser so I may access x.com again or I stop using Firefox forever.

Asked by Taco X 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

password manager

heb.com i can login, but my password manager takes me to accounts.heb.com, & it gives me the error message. I went to heb.com, logged in & saved it. When I … (read more)

heb.com i can login, but my password manager takes me to

accounts.heb.com, & it gives me the error message. I went to

heb.com, logged in & saved it. When I looked at passwords again it had

accounts.heb.com, & I cant edit that. I don't know if its Firefox or HEB.

Asked by Theodore Ojevich (Ted Ojevich) 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

browser managed

I have avg vpn. My firefox settings have a notice that "your browser is being managed by you organization. Can you please confirm this is avg vpn and not an unauthorized … (read more)

I have avg vpn. My firefox settings have a notice that "your browser is being managed by you organization. Can you please confirm this is avg vpn and not an unauthorized third party?

Asked by Excellere IP 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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failed to check for update

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10. I have been able to manually … (read more)

Recently Firefox always has the error "failed to check for update". I have tried restarting my pc and running as admin. I am on windows 10.

I have been able to manually install the latest version by installing it over the top of my current install, how can I fix the error to be sure that my browser will auto update?

Thanks

Asked by ETERNALVOID 2 months ago

Answered by James 2 months ago

Firefox automatically download files .docx from facebook page as pdf

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is brok… (read more)

Hello, I have problem with firefox. When I try download from facebook page files .docx, .xlsx (Microsoft Office) Firefox automatically download it as PDF and file is broken. I don't know how to repair this. Please help, it is very frustrating.

Asked by Mateusz (Mateuszy) 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

File not downloaded, There are potential security risks

hello,when i download my attached files in mailbox(mail.xmvds.com), it can be everytime warnning me ,but i trust this url ,it is my company's office mailbox ,how can it u… (read more)

hello,when i download my attached files in mailbox(mail.xmvds.com), it can be everytime warnning me ,but i trust this url ,it is my company's office mailbox ,how can it unblock it ,?

Asked by echen-zg03u 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

tabs and auto updates

I just lost several hundred tabs on Firefox mobile right after it updated itself. The most recent tabs show only ten of those tabs, which were all opened and closed tod… (read more)

I just lost several hundred tabs on Firefox mobile right after it updated itself. The most recent tabs show only ten of those tabs, which were all opened and closed today and aren't part of what I need to restore.

How do I get my tabs back? I've seen no 'restore previous session' option. My laptop only shows the few I have open now. What do I do to restore them?

Asked by Katerpie 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

WYSINWYG

There is (IMHO) some missing functionality / unwanted feature or call it what you like (bug?). History -> Manage History select e.g. Last 7 days, right click on Name… (read more)

There is (IMHO) some missing functionality / unwanted feature or call it what you like (bug?).

History -> Manage History

select e.g. Last 7 days, right click on Name and select at least two attributes (you can choose from: Tags, Location,Most Recent Visit, Added and Last Modified)

Select the first entry of the list, all displayed fields are selected/highlighted.

Copy (either with the menu or with Ctrl-C) and paste it in your favourite text editor.

Why is only the URL copied? Other fields were also highlighted. Why are they not included?

This is WYSINWYG (what you see is not what you get).

It is possible to export bookmarks as an html file, so why is this not possible with history?

OK, it is possible to query the sqlite3 database directly to get some history info but it's a bit cumbersome.

To do so,

  copy the sqlite (places.sqlite) database to some safe place then open the database (with 'sqlite3 places.sqlite')
  get the history info you are interested in with a sqlite query,
  e.g. select title,visit_count,site_name,url,description,last_visit_date from moz_places where url like '%support%';

But there is no simple (AFAIK) way to convert 'last_visit_date' (an integer) to something human readable.

So either include the whole selection when something is copied (WYSIWYG) or provide export history as an html file.

Any suggestions?

TIA

S. Claes

Asked by spcl67 2 weeks ago

images with animation not displayed on the site

Site (https://www.pinerolo.news/ The animated images of the articles are loaded once every 3. On Chrome Android I have no problem. I solve it manually by resizing the … (read more)

Site (https://www.pinerolo.news/

The animated images of the articles are loaded once every 3. On Chrome Android I have no problem.


I solve it manually by resizing the page, so they load.

Where could the problem be? In the animation of their site? Do you have any advice on a fix?

Asked by gerayl7 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago