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Archive for the ‘Firefox’ Category

Some links on Chrome not prompting to save passwords (when Firefox and Safari do)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/20

For quite some time now, Chrome (think years) refuses to prompt for saving passwords whereas Firefox and Safari do prompt and save them, even for site types that it used to save passwords for in the past.

It has been annoying enough for too long now that I tried to do better than the Google searches I used back when I saw this happen first.

Below are some links based on new searches (starting with [Wayback] adding a password in chrome settings – Google Search); hopefully I can try them after I made a list of sites that Chrome does not show the password save prompt for.

Solutions I tried that failed (but maybe useful for others):

Solutions still to try:

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Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Communications Development, Development, Encryption, ESXi6, ESXi6.5, ESXi6.7, Firefox, Fritz!, Fritz!Box, Fritz!WLAN, Google, https, HTTPS/TLS security, Internet, Internet protocol suite, Let's Encrypt (letsencrypt/certbot), Power User, routers, Safari, Security, TCP, TLS, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

First/Last-Tab: Ctrl-1/9 (or Command-1/9): Switch Between Tabs in Any Browser Using Shortcut Keys

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/10

Only recently, I learned this works on just about any web-browser:

  • Ctrl-9 (macOS: Command-9) goes to LAST tab
  • Ctrl-1 (macOS: Command-1) goes go FIRST tab

Via: [WayBack] Switch Between Tabs in Any Browser Using Shortcut Keys

For those keyboard ninjas who hate using the mouse, switching between tabs in your browser window is essential since most people probably have a bunch of tabs open at once. […]

If you want to go to a specific tab, you can press CTRL + N, where N is a number between 1 and 8. Unfortunately, you can’t go past 8, so if you have more than eight tabs, you’ll have to use a different keyboard shortcut or just click on it. CTRL + 9 will take you to the last tab, even if there are more than 8!


Posted in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Opera, Power User, Safari, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

How to prepare your IdentityServer for Chrome’s SameSite cookie changes – and how to deal with Safari, nevertheless – Thinktecture

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/15

For my link archive:



Posted in .NET, .NET Core, ASP.NET, C#, Chrome, Chrome, Development, Firefox, Google, Power User, Safari, Software Development, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Firefox: disable DNS over HTTPS (which they call TTR)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/03

There are many reasons to disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH), of which enough are discussed in the links below.

Disabling DoH always talks about setting TTR (the abbreviation Mozilla uses for it) to 5 (like [WayBack] Thread by @isotopp: “Firefox is about to break DNS by enabling DNS-over-HTTP by default […]”), but hardly ever explains the meaning of 5, or any other potential values.

After some searching, I found [WayBack] Firefox disable trr | Knowledge Base:

  • 0: Off by default
  • 1: Firefox chooses faster
  • 2: TRR default w/DNS fallback
  • 3: TRR only mode
  • 5: Disabled

I imagine the setting we’re all looking for is: user_pref(“network.trr.mode”, 5); (emphasis mine)

It pointed me to [WayBack] Trusted Recursive Resolver – MozillaWiki:

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Posted in Communications Development, Development, DNS, Firefox, Internet protocol suite, Power User, TCP, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

How do i get the old CTRL + TAB function back

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/07/19

I hate those updates (this time around FireFox 65) where suddenly the UX changes without an obvious way to switch back to the old behaviour. [WayBack] How do i get the old CTRL + TAB function back? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support led me to the proper name (“browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder”), and a confirmation of the below steps in:

I by now know this is only for new user profiles, but since I do not sync profiles (as almost all of my equipment servers different use cases), but still have the same physical user (me), I want consistent behaviour. See [WayBack/] Enable “Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order” feature by default in new profiles

Script needed

Too bad I could not find a way to script this: my [WayBack] Mozilla Bugzilla “browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder” “script” – Google Search turned no useful results.

If you have a scripting workaround, please let me know.

Resetting to the old tab behaviour

For me, the easiest way is to

  1. browse to about:config,
  2. confirm “I accept the risk!”,
  3. type “tab” in the “Search” pane,
  4. select browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder,
  5. double click on the “browser.ctrlTab.recentlyUsedOrder” entry to switch from non-bold true (default value; wrong) to false (actual value; correct).

No need for any save button: the change is immediate.

These might help me script it:

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Posted in Firefox, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

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