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online image processor results blocked by ff as "potential security risk"

I'm using an online image processing service. OK until recently when the resulting jpeg file download is blocked by ff for "potential security risk". [Literally the DL re… (read more)

I'm using an online image processing service. OK until recently when the resulting jpeg file download is blocked by ff for "potential security risk". [Literally the DL report says blocked but my photo software shows a jpeg file created that cannot be read.] An ff clone browser gets the file OK. Also there is a manual over-ride in ff that works one file at a time. I don't see any way to automate for batch or site itself. Manual for each file is a nuisance. I really don't know what I'm dealing with here but I doubt there is a virus or security danger for my home (not networked) pc. Thanks for any assist.

PS: I see in download help here, the threat warning of PSR [potential security risk] is ambiguous. Compared to "may harm your computer", a higher level. PSR says "uses an insecure connection . . . may be corrupted or tampered with during the download process". I read this knowing that another browser, and the ff override, get the file no problem. Can a security threat be concealed in a jpeg file? FF is relying on google-based protection, I believe.

Asked by persister 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Multiple instances of Firefox spamming my computer, even with no pages open

When I open Firefox, I'm getting ** 12 ** instances of Firefox opening up and spamming the hell out of my hard drive (even slowing down other processes), even without ope… (read more)

When I open Firefox, I'm getting ** 12 ** instances of Firefox opening up and spamming the hell out of my hard drive (even slowing down other processes), even without opening a page (I have mine set to not open any pages on loading Firefox). This is annoying and intolerable. I have looked around to find a workaround, but the only post was from last year, and gives instructions to turn off recommended settings, then says to set Firefox instances to 1, where there is no way to do that in that section on the version I'm running. So, how do I fix this? I want the hard drive spamming stopped.

Asked by Browzilla 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 20 hours ago

Icons have changed

I've recently noticed that some icons on websites are showing up as "asian" characters. I haven't knowingly changed any settings, gone to any strange sites, nor added an… (read more)

I've recently noticed that some icons on websites are showing up as "asian" characters. I haven't knowingly changed any settings, gone to any strange sites, nor added any extensions. I've tried clearing the cache and even removed and reinstalled firefox and the few extensions I use, which are the common ones like adaware,etc. Nothing has seemed to work. The icons range from ones that link to facebook, twitter, etc to the search icon. If I inspect the icon it says the font is "MingLiU_HKSCS" I've checked the setting and it says the font is times new roman and even unchecked the box that says "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" but neither seems to work. Thanks for your help

Asked by wohikiv920 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox Settings Across Platforms

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted… (read more)

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted as another topic by me. Big questions:

1. Can I bring FF on the three other laptops and server to the same FF revision level at this machine and copy across all files that would capture settings this machine's settings/changes in Config and Policies ?

I currently make quick work of syncing UBlock and AdBlocker on all machines by simple export/imports of text files. Everything tweaked exactly the same on every machine with respect to FF is what I am after...

Asked by JoeJupa 1 month ago

Last reply by JoeJupa 1 day ago

Can no longer access my business account

Please restore my business email address [email edited from public] @raycarter.us so I can get my email. This link was on Firefox until a few days ago then it just disapp… (read more)

Please restore my business email address [email edited from public] @raycarter.us so I can get my email. This link was on Firefox until a few days ago then it just disappeared with no explanation. Send your answer to this request to [email edited from public] @yahoo.com

Asked by Webineer 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

setting to warn before closing multiple tabs didn't work!

I accidentally clicked on the x in private mode. It didn't warn me before closing the many many open tabs in private mode!!! What the heck?! Firefox is updated to the lat… (read more)

I accidentally clicked on the x in private mode. It didn't warn me before closing the many many open tabs in private mode!!!

What the heck?!

Firefox is updated to the latest version that was offered.

I'm using an ancient" machine but that shouldn't matter. If the box is checked to warn me first, then it always should, regardless what operating system or mode I'm in.

Very disappointed. Please fix or advise a solution I might try to prevent something similar in the future.

But I don't know what in the world I could have possibly done differently.

One checkbox being checked that claims to be to receive a warning before closing multiple tabs at once should be enough.

Asked by God so loved 2 days ago

Last reply by God so loved 1 day ago

cannot log in to a government website that I guess I deleted when told to delete my cache, cookies and browser whatever

I have had a government website to log into for informatin from them. It was always auto-filled. I have asked for support from them and they gave me another number to ca… (read more)

I have had a government website to log into for informatin from them. It was always auto-filled. I have asked for support from them and they gave me another number to call and I did everything they asked, but then I got a little note saying that that site is not longer available and that it was cleared when I cleared the cache. I have tried creating a new account and even that doesn't work. Is there any way to get that website back?

Asked by Chris Pieper 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

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firefox parameters

I have a problem with video play and most of the answers say to set media.benchmark.vp9.fps Where is it? Where do I set this parameter? I search firefox hep to locate thi… (read more)

I have a problem with video play and most of the answers say to set media.benchmark.vp9.fps

Where is it? Where do I set this parameter? I search firefox hep to locate this and get nothing except other posts saying to set this parameter, but none of them explain where to find it. ?????

Asked by retiredatlast451 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

Devtools inspector, right mouse click on menu, freezes Firefox.

Win 7 64 bit. Latest FF update, 96.0.2 Right mouse click on open page brings up menu box. Clicking on devtools inspector and screen grays out. FF locks up. ctrl-alt-del … (read more)

Win 7 64 bit. Latest FF update, 96.0.2 Right mouse click on open page brings up menu box. Clicking on devtools inspector and screen grays out. FF locks up. ctrl-alt-del and kill the process the only remedy

Asked by RyanT 2 days ago

I use duckduckgo in Firefox and everything was working well. I turn on today and can't load anything. There was an update 2 days ago 1-22-2022.

As of today.1-22-2022. no page or app will load. I have been using duckduckgo on Firefox for years with no problem. An update yesterday 1-23-2022 took place, now all i ge… (read more)

As of today.1-22-2022. no page or app will load. I have been using duckduckgo on Firefox for years with no problem. An update yesterday 1-23-2022 took place, now all i get is a blue dash in the tab moving side to side, but no loading. Does Firefox have a technician Who can contact me? Waiting for another user is not acceptable.

Asked by racerx122171 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Using Bing on Firefox

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I ty… (read more)

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I type. Then I would click "Save". Until recently, these settings held with no problem. Now after I click "Save" and go back to the main screen in Bing (or come back to Bing after being somewhere else), I'm back to "Moderate" and suggestions fill in as I type. Microsoft claims this is Firefox's issue and needs to be fixed at Firefox's end. Others are posting on Microsoft's answers forums, some also using Firefox, but not all. I love Firefox and I'm not changing to something else, so can you tell me how this Bing issue might be fixed? Thank you.

Asked by mrshvd3 1 week ago

Last reply by mrshvd3 2 days ago

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Help, please. Tab Mix Plus no longer works & I don't know how to use about:config to accomplish what it did.

See attached image. Things I want to be able to do, which were once easily accomplished with Tab Mix Plus. When I type in search bar, open in new tab. When I type in addr… (read more)

See attached image. Things I want to be able to do, which were once easily accomplished with Tab Mix Plus. When I type in search bar, open in new tab. When I type in address bar, open in new tab. Have new tab open at far right (be the last tab) so it is easy to locate. Ability to protect pinned tabs to protect them from being accidentally closed. Currently, links still open in new tabs but not bookmarks and history. I'm in over my head. I just don't know how to get things to work the way they once did with Tab Mix Plus and don't know why this wonderful add-on isn't valued by Firefox. Thanks!

Asked by T_H_M 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Restoring add-ons, extensions, settings, etc from Old Firefox Data

Firefox would not finishing loading so I (stupidly) clicked "refresh firefox" not realizing it would loose add-ons, extensions, etc. It created an Old Firefox Data folder… (read more)

Firefox would not finishing loading so I (stupidly) clicked "refresh firefox" not realizing it would loose add-ons, extensions, etc. It created an Old Firefox Data folder if that can somehow get it back to as it was instead of having to figure what add-ons I had & reinstall everything, etc. My Bookmarks still appear but I need the add-ons back!

Asked by WTM_W7 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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,… (read more)

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 5 days ago

Last reply by Disil07 3 days ago