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Can't open links in Firefox by clicking URL in Thunderbird

This has started happening since the last Firefox upgrade (to 14.0.1). It affects two machines - one running Windows 7, the other XP. The symptoms are identical. Firefox… (read more)

This has started happening since the last Firefox upgrade (to 14.0.1). It affects two machines - one running Windows 7, the other XP. The symptoms are identical.

Firefox is the default browser on both machines. I'm using only a default profile on each machine. I've checked that there are no stray "no-remote" switches in the command line or environment variables and I've tried deleting "parent.lock". The fact that it has happened to two separate installations, as a result of the upgrade, and the fact that all other functions of Firefox work as expected, makes me doubt that it's a profile corruption. I have also tried opening Firefox in Safe Mode but the behaviour is the same.

Here's what happened/happens:

Previously, if I had opened Firefox in the normal way from the start menu and then clicked on a link in an email in Thunderbird, the link would open in a new tab in the running copy of Firefox. I could do this with multiple links, each opening a new tab.

Now, if I do this I get the "Firefox is already running" error box.

If I close Firefox the click on a link in an email in Thunderbird, it will start Firefox as expected, and open the link. But if I then click on a second link, I get the error message.

If I click on URLs in other applications (for instance Pidgin instant messenger), the links open in new tabs in the running Firefox in the usual way, so the problem seems to be specific to links opened in Thunderbird.

As an experiment, I rolled my FF installation back to 13.0.1 on the XP machines. Everything then worked as before, and as expected, so this is clearly to do with the upgrade.

Asked by ratcatcher 8 years ago

Last reply by maccool 7 years ago

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Firefox 13's new tab page appears blank, just like in older versions. Why?

After my beta install upgraded from 12 to 13 yesterday, the new tab page was working as advertised. When I started my computer today, however, the new tab page appeared … (read more)

After my beta install upgraded from 12 to 13 yesterday, the new tab page was working as advertised. When I started my computer today, however, the new tab page appeared blank, just as it did in older versions of Firefox. What happened? Any idea how to fix it?

Asked by jdubsbooth 8 years ago

Answered by Oxylatium 8 years ago

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New tab page FF13.0 doesn't show thumbnails of sites, only empty box but site is mentioned.

Updated to this version but the new tab page didn't save my most visited sites as is the intention. Dragged my most used websites over there and worked but there is no th… (read more)

Updated to this version but the new tab page didn't save my most visited sites as is the intention. Dragged my most used websites over there and worked but there is no thumbnail-picture or anything to show, just empty boxes with just below the site described as in my bookmarks.

Asked by Ostrakizein 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Tabs on top, and App button menu options missing in FF15 beta

1) Removal of the menu item for Tabs on Top in FF 15. The option is still available in about:config. So please give us the menu option back. 2) Menu option for removing t… (read more)

1) Removal of the menu item for Tabs on Top in FF 15. The option is still available in about:config. So please give us the menu option back.

2) Menu option for removing the Firefox "App button" seems to have disappeared as well. I use Compact Menu 2 so the App button is a completely unnecessary element in the Firefox UI. Please put this option back too.

3) The feedback system in FF15 appears to be broken. Clicking on the submit button gives not visible sign that the feedback has been sent and the web page does not change.

Thanks for reading.

Asked by 3624PPC 8 years ago

Answered by 3624PPC 8 years ago

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FF 11.0 does not word wrap many of my pages

I have been having trouble with some but not all websites not performing wordwrap...it is like a full paragraph of text on one line. Pain in the neck to read and am read… (read more)

I have been having trouble with some but not all websites not performing wordwrap...it is like a full paragraph of text on one line. Pain in the neck to read and am ready to go back to IE but do not want to. Using FF 11.0 on a 64 bit W7 computer. Many things have changed on this computer in the last few months with updates and versions changing. I have disabled all add-ins to no avail. I searched the web and most articles that I find deal with word wrap problems that page developers are happening. I searched FF help and got 117 pages...and actually went through four pages, finding nothing even remotely relevant to this problem.

Can some one help?

Thanks.

Terry

Asked by w0rmz 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 14 User Interface font size wrong and can't be changed

Following auto-upgrade to Firefox 14, all the Firefox user interface strings are in Times New Roman pt 8 or 9 (way too small). I cannot change them any which way, I have … (read more)

Following auto-upgrade to Firefox 14, all the Firefox user interface strings are in Times New Roman pt 8 or 9 (way too small). I cannot change them any which way, I have tried Settings, no change (including restart and reboot). I have used the Restore function. No change.

System is Windows XP Pro.

Asked by akerbeltz 8 years ago

Last reply by DAOWAce 7 years ago

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how to get print selection to work

I am unable to get the print select to work on Firefox 11.o. I am able to click on print select but nothing prints. Aside from uninstalling 11.0 to an older version, are … (read more)

I am unable to get the print select to work on Firefox 11.o. I am able to click on print select but nothing prints. Aside from uninstalling 11.0 to an older version, are there any fixes? I use a mac os x version 10.7.3. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by zbsbca 8 years ago

Answered by dolphinmoon 8 years ago

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Is search.us.com a part of FireFox?

Is search.us.com a part of FireFox? If so, please help me remove it from my computer. I have deleted it from my add-ons and I have deleted it as a program through Control… (read more)

Is search.us.com a part of FireFox? If so, please help me remove it from my computer. I have deleted it from my add-ons and I have deleted it as a program through Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. I have repeatedly chosen different home pages, but it keeps coming back. It has taken over my computer. Thank you.

Asked by TUTTUT 7 years ago

Answered by Marc Sances 7 years ago

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SPDY enabled in FF 12.0 prevents Gmail loading

If I enable SPDY in FF 12.0 I can not connect to Gmail. The connection tries but just stalls with the connection indicator on the tab turning slowly anticlockwise. I can … (read more)

If I enable SPDY in FF 12.0 I can not connect to Gmail. The connection tries but just stalls with the connection indicator on the tab turning slowly anticlockwise. I can connect to Gmail with Chrome, which I believe has SPDY enabled by default.

Asked by Roger73 8 years ago

Answered by matt832 8 years ago

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What happened to Send Link? It seems to have disappeared after upgrading to Firefox 16.

The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did… (read more)

The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did several of my friends). There does not seem to be a Add-On to can perform the same function. Please Help!

Asked by bhealton 7 years ago

Answered by TheOldFox 7 years ago

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weird square favicon

Hello. I have Firefox 8 and some pages have weird square favicon, because they haven't their own. For example: http://www.metro.sk/public/76866 Can you fix it? Thanks. … (read more)

Hello. I have Firefox 8 and some pages have weird square favicon, because they haven't their own. For example: http://www.metro.sk/public/76866 Can you fix it? Thanks.

Asked by maly_moskwic 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Need to get a view where I see the webpage as presented by sender.

Some we pages [e.g., ConstantContact] only show as black and white with occasional blue. Thy have graphics and colors. How do I get their and other websites readable gr… (read more)

Some we pages [e.g., ConstantContact] only show as black and white with occasional blue. Thy have graphics and colors. How do I get their and other websites readable graphics and colors?

Asked by gacarpenter 7 years ago

Last reply by gacarpenter 7 years ago

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When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial e… (read more)

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial extension isn't working correctly with FF 16.

Asked by Baldape 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Since installing the latest FF version 14.0.1 the search boxes on the home page don't work with google

The normal google page works fine, but the search boxes on the home page (below firefox logo and the one top RH corner) just go nowhere unless you change the search provi… (read more)

The normal google page works fine, but the search boxes on the home page (below firefox logo and the one top RH corner) just go nowhere unless you change the search provider using the dropdown, to yahoo or bing etc, in whcih case it searches fine - just won't work with google, which I prefer to use. I have an older version 3.6.13 on another desktop and that still works fine.

Any ideas team?

Asked by golden-grace 8 years ago

Last reply by golden-grace 7 years ago

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What happened to the firefox icon on htm and html document files?

Today I have noticed it for the first time.. The icon use to look like a blank page with a mini firefox icon on it.. Now the htm and html icon looks like a blank white pa… (read more)

Today I have noticed it for the first time.. The icon use to look like a blank page with a mini firefox icon on it.. Now the htm and html icon looks like a blank white page that is bent on the top right hand corner.. I tried a firefox reset and it didn't help.. I don't wanna do a reinstall of firefox because I want to keep the old firefox download manager and not the new one that is on the right of the search bar.. ( I saw it on my ubuntu linux computer) BUT my computer with the html file icon problem is Windows 7 x64

Asked by coolMichael 7 years ago

Answered by coolMichael 7 years ago

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for the search engine, is there way to change the default search engine

for the search engine, is there way to change the default search engine instead of changing it each time i open firefox. (ie: mine is currently yahoo and i want to use g… (read more)

for the search engine, is there way to change the default search engine instead of changing it each time i open firefox. (ie: mine is currently yahoo and i want to use google)?

Asked by terpliss 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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won't open new page when I click bookmark, instead changes pages EVEN THO PREFERENCES SET TO OPEN NEW PAGES

Firefox keeps on changing pages, even yanking minimized pages back onto the screen and changing them, even though I have Firefox preferences set to always open new pages … (read more)

Firefox keeps on changing pages, even yanking minimized pages back onto the screen and changing them, even though I have Firefox preferences set to always open new pages to accommodate links on a page or bookmarks.

I don't want Firefox to tamper with any pages, period. If I have a pages minimized, no way should Firefox be yanking that page up back onto the screen because it's "too lazy" to open up a new page to accommodate a bookmark or link clicked on.

It's extremely aggravating to click a link on a page, get a new page then, when I click the page to close it I find no page underneath, indicating that Firefox had changed the original page rather than open up a new page automatically to accommodate the link, etc.

What's the point of me in Firefox preferences setting it up for Firefox to open up new pages automatically when afterwards it doesn't?

Asked by tncdel 7 years ago

Last reply by tncdel 7 years ago

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Why so many new major versions?

Why have we had so many new Firefox versions this year? A major step was taken when 4.x was released at the begging of the year and since then we have had versions 5.x, 6… (read more)

Why have we had so many new Firefox versions this year? A major step was taken when 4.x was released at the begging of the year and since then we have had versions 5.x, 6.x, 7.x and now 8.x in the space of just a few months. It seems version 9 is already in beta....

Most of the updates seem to be minor or intermediate in nature - certainly nothing that would require a major version release - so why so many new versions this year?

Also, since the update facility does not automatically upgrade you to the next major version, are all these versions still supported?

Asked by forumposter 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 13.0 ALWAYS Opens the "Welcome to Firefox" Page, Not My Home Page. What Will Actually Fix This, Please?

I tried all of the advice in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-says-its-just-updated-every-time-it-starts?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Firefox+has+jus… (read more)

I tried all of the advice in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-says-its-just-updated-every-time-it-starts?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Firefox+has+just+updated+tab+shows+each+time+you+start+Firefox and there was no effect on the problem.

I tried the advice in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved, but again, there was no effect on the problem.

I even tried https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How%20to%20set%20the%20home%20page. But, whether I set it to the "Default Page" or to a new home page, it doesn't matter...

Firefox 13.0 will still only open up to the "Welcome to Firefox" page.

Please help me. Is anyone looking at fixing this?

Asked by Duke SkyWatcher 8 years ago

Answered by Axxel 8 years ago

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How do I remove babylon search from my computer

I had a technician to clean and remove Babylon search from my computer and it still attached itself to whatever I'm doing. I uninstalled Mozilla fox at least five times ,… (read more)

I had a technician to clean and remove Babylon search from my computer and it still attached itself to whatever I'm doing. I uninstalled Mozilla fox at least five times , then re-installed. However, I cannot get rid of Babylon search. I spent $100 dollars to resolved this problem and it's not working. I handle high confidential files on my computer. I am afraid to open the file due to fear of information being compromised.

Please Help!!!

Asked by patmar1963 7 years ago

Last reply by Babylon.Ltd 7 years ago