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How do I get rid of this Better Surf Ads thing?

This thing keeps opening up popups and distorts the webpage I'm reading. I have AdBlock, but, somehow this got through. How do I disable this thing? Thanks! … (read more)

This thing keeps opening up popups and distorts the webpage I'm reading. I have AdBlock, but, somehow this got through. How do I disable this thing?

Thanks!

Asked by JimFolmar 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Youtube videos won't play with Firefox.

Youtube is still working with Safari and Chrome but for some reason it stopped working with Firefox. This happened the night before it updated to Firefox 25. I thought … (read more)

Youtube is still working with Safari and Chrome but for some reason it stopped working with Firefox. This happened the night before it updated to Firefox 25. I thought the update was the issue but it's not. I've tried everything that I've read about to fix this issue. I've tried playing vids in safe mode, updated to the latest version of flash, disabled hardware acceleration, I've cleared all cookies and cache, I've reset firefox, I've deleted all my add-ons, I've deleted and re-installed firefox. Nothing is working. Anyone got a clue what to do?

OSX 10.6.8 Macbook 2.4 Ghz

Asked by vonrasmussen 6 years ago

Last reply by Shawn 6 years ago

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is there a compatability mode in firefox as in Internet Explorer?

I was in a Forum with IE8, but am now using Firefox (IE8 wasn't working). I can't get signed into this other forum (something for WordPerfect), and their automatic reply… (read more)

I was in a Forum with IE8, but am now using Firefox (IE8 wasn't working). I can't get signed into this other forum (something for WordPerfect), and their automatic reply said if I were using IE9 or IE 10 to use compatibility mode.

Asked by Jay-Tee 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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WTF are you people doing? Firefox sucks almost as bad as IE now, please stop "fixing" it.

With each new version you suck a little bit more. You have become as bad as google, updating and changing for no good reason, in a race to the bottom with yourself. The… (read more)

With each new version you suck a little bit more.

You have become as bad as google, updating and changing for no good reason, in a race to the bottom with yourself.

The whole reason I started using Firefox is because it worked, now after thousands of installs and convincing users to ditch IE you have become just as bad.

I now restart Firefox a dozens times a day on the 3 machines I use daily. The memory requirements are staggering and FF is now SLOW.

First thing out of the box you will say "you have too many add ons", sorry, I only use one, noscript and not even that on 2 of the three machines.

Three tabs open and nearly 600,000K and using 1-12% CPU just to type this text.

Don't bother with an answer, just clean up your mess. In the alternative we can all wait for someone to come along and eat your lunch. Give me a browser that WORKS and I will forget Firefox ever existed.

Asked by kevlar128 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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how to remove bing searches from my address bar

Hello, recently I have noticed that when I type in my address bar, I get results that I have not seen before. When i type in "facebook", the facebook page comes up in my … (read more)

Hello, recently I have noticed that when I type in my address bar, I get results that I have not seen before. When i type in "facebook", the facebook page comes up in my address bar, but also in bold black I see a mangifying glass like its a recent search i did, and it just says facebook. When I click on it it gives me a bing search for facebook. How do i remove these bing search suggestions from my address bar? Depending on what im trying to navigate to, i get anywhere from 3-10 searches and I can't see any of my history to navigate.

Asked by chronos113 6 years ago

Last reply by manavats 6 years ago

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Why does my bookmark toolbar NOT show icons only even though I set it up that way in the customize drop down?

I get "icons and text" or "text" but "icons" only do not appear. You say the default setting should be icons only but this just isn't the case. Is this a programming issu… (read more)

I get "icons and text" or "text" but "icons" only do not appear. You say the default setting should be icons only but this just isn't the case. Is this a programming issue?

Asked by zonallan 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Exiting Full Screen Mode

Can someone offer a legitimate reason why someone cannot figure out how to place a "clearly visible" ICON that you can click to exit full screen mode. It wouldn't even ha… (read more)

Can someone offer a legitimate reason why someone cannot figure out how to place a "clearly visible" ICON that you can click to exit full screen mode.

It wouldn't even have to that friggin big, would it.

Where would it be located at. How about right near the point where you clicked to enter full screen mode.

I'd rather get frustrated hunting for it.

And restarting Firefox doesn't friggin help, does it.

Yeh, I found it, hence the post.

Asked by bkmtech 6 years ago

Last reply by bkmtech 6 years ago

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firefox version 25 has problems

I Have recently downloaded version 25 of firefox, there is a number of problems with this version. When firefox trys to load a page it hangs for ever and does not seem to… (read more)

I Have recently downloaded version 25 of firefox, there is a number of problems with this version. When firefox trys to load a page it hangs for ever and does not seem to load the web page. I have to exit firefox and also close it through applications on the command screen, all the other versions of firefox have been fine. I Would like to ask the tech team at firefox to get this problem fixed ASAP, as it is most annoying.

Asked by mrorange79 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Firefox devouring 2 gis of RAM, context menu getting slow

Ive tried everything in firefox so far but its just no working for me i disabled addons manually to see whats gobbling up so much ram but nothing, i upgraded, downgraded … (read more)

Ive tried everything in firefox so far but its just no working for me

i disabled addons manually to see whats gobbling up so much ram but nothing, i upgraded, downgraded all the plugins and nothing either (the new flash plugin was giving me issues so now im on an older one btw, was still having issues with recent flash version so thats not it) i added addons that supposedly reduce ram usage but nothing

i enabled and disabled hardware acceleration but nothing either

i cleared the cache and everything that firefox can clear except the browsing history but nada

i used speedfox to try and possibly fix this annoyance but nothing at all

i updated, downgraded, and basically did everything possible with my computer's drivers but nothing either

is firefox just meant to be like this and to behave like an app that never releases its RAM afters its used? in task manager its showing me anywhere between 1.2GB or RAM being used or over 2GB's!! this isnt normal especially since i have only 4 light tabs open, all this and to add to it the context menu loading when i right click is slow as molasses

please, please, can someone just help me here? i added a log thingy that could possibly help, idk whats even going on here anymore from this, one day firefox was great and using no more than 1 gb in total with over 100 tabs open but now with just 4 after firefox has been open for a long time its devouring a quarter of my total RAM, for a browser thats a bit insane, especially since in the days i used to use Opera itd use no more than 800MB at worst

Asked by StaxOnRax 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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I am trying to resize the the lengths of the address bar and the search bar. I could before using a "line" between them to drag to resize. But this is now not s

I am trying to resize the the lengths of the address bar and the search bar. I could before using a "line" between them to drag to resize. But this is now not showing. An… (read more)

I am trying to resize the the lengths of the address bar and the search bar. I could before using a "line" between them to drag to resize. But this is now not showing. Any ideas?

Asked by sensuscom 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Error: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long

Was just using Facebook a few minutes ago and it was working fine. Went back to it and now I'm getting this error. Same when I go to www.google.ca. The webpages work fine… (read more)

Was just using Facebook a few minutes ago and it was working fine. Went back to it and now I'm getting this error. Same when I go to www.google.ca. The webpages work fine in Internet Explorer, and the problem persists on the Firefox browser of every computer connected to my network. There is no proxy issue, it is set to "No Proxy". Going into Safe Mode doesn't work either. I have rebooted my router, and that also hasn't fixed the problem. There is also no problem with my HOSTS file. Have also attempted to disable my anti-virus and firewall. I cannot find any more solutions online so I've run out of things to try.

Asked by WCK604 6 years ago

Last reply by mkrivan 6 years ago

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you break the 25.0.1 fix it now

crashers and blackouts on every site but youtube most of all. Make it simpler and I don't want all those browser extentions so can I please have a link to a clean copy so… (read more)

crashers and blackouts on every site but youtube most of all.

Make it simpler and I don't want all those browser extentions so can I please have a link to a clean copy so's all that stuff doesn't get installed?

I just looked at the lists and I don't want any of that stupid stuff, make it go away!!!!

FiX NoW! okay?

Thank You Very Very Very Much <3 Sweetie!

Asked by Bella Nash 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Export about:config

-- Duplicate of /questions/977733 -- Hello, Is there a way to Export (EX:Similar to REGEDIT)-save the entire "tree". Way to export about:config settings? *Native* to Fir… (read more)

-- Duplicate of /questions/977733 --

Hello, Is there a way to Export (EX:Similar to REGEDIT)-save the entire "tree". Way to export about:config settings? *Native* to Firefox? (preferable) Have not checked ADD-ONS, prefer "Native" as feel more stable.


My Goal (2) 1st- Doing my "Fall Clean" of my PC, (FORMAT C::)  :-) And don't want to have to remember the settings (nor necessarily "Sync" all the same settings again).

2nd-In the future, before making any about:config settings (a.la. REGEDIT) -can make an EXPORT to put back what didn't work.

Thanks!

Asked by WhereIsMyMindAt 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Stalled Scrolling and Other Problems

Redo because not only does my thread seem to have disappeared, but also I wanted to start afresh. First off, are my threads even showing up anymore? Usually I get fairly… (read more)

Redo because not only does my thread seem to have disappeared, but also I wanted to start afresh.

First off, are my threads even showing up anymore? Usually I get fairly prompt replies, but my last couple of threads have gotten nothing. While I am sorry if I come off as rude or demanding, and understand that there are other people needing help and you all are busy, it is rather frustrating to not get a single reply on a thread, even if that reply is "We don't know" or "we are working on this problem". It might not seem like an important problem to you, but for me it is a problem and lessens my enjoyment of the Firefox product. Plus, having questions answered grants me more knowledge of the product, and thus grants me more ability to fix problems on my own.

Anyways, on to the issue:

Hello, Ever since I downloaded Firefox 25, I have had an issue with scrolling. If there was some way to record this, I would, but at this time I cannot, so a description will have to do. If someone knows a way to record what is happening, I will gladly do it to make what I am saying easier to visualize.

On some sites I visit, scrolling will be what can only be described as "choppy"- I will attempt to scroll down, but there will be a small delay before the page responds and scrolls down. Thus, the scrolling does not go smoothly. This mostly happens on sites (tumblr pages especially) with non-scrolling backgrounds (ie backgrounds that do not scroll with the page) on them.

First off, I do not think this is a problem with any extensions, my computer, or the sites themselves. When I open the same pages in Chrome, the issue does not occur and the issue does not occur in all pages.

I have tried clearing the cookies and cache, resetting my browser, disabling hardware acceleration, checking the plugins (problem still happened even when all plugins were disabled), updating my graphics card, and disabling website colors. The first few produced no lasting result/fix, and while disabling website colors did fix the issue, it made the rest of the site/other sites (ones that were working fine) difficult/impossible to use.

One interesting fact of note is this: If I downgrade to Firefox 24, the issue not only disappears, but stays away, and does not occur.

Another fact of note: I have written a previous thread on this issue, but ended up not getting an answer to a second question I had. In the first thread, I was given this possible solution, referring to a bookmarklet I could use/try: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/976244#answer-496960

So my questions here are these: 1) What is going on in Firefox 25 that makes scrolling choppy in that version, but not in version 24 or any other browser except version 25? 2) How exactly do I use that bookmarklet I linked to? Where do I need to place it? How do I get to where I need to place it? How would it work? Is there a way to/Can someone make it into a Greasemonkey (I have Greasemonkey) userscript, if it does work?

Also, is there a way to "bump" my thread without actually commenting on it?

Asked by ponyparty 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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How do I switch from Firefox Yahoo Edition version to generic Firefox 25.0.1

When I updated to Firefox 25.0.1 for Mac (running 10.6.8), it seems to have created the Yahoo Edition version of this latest update, and that's not what I want. I prefer… (read more)

When I updated to Firefox 25.0.1 for Mac (running 10.6.8), it seems to have created the Yahoo Edition version of this latest update, and that's not what I want. I prefer a standard Firefox homepage and Google search. Now the "default home page" is this Yahoo configuration, and I can't seem to change it. The Preferences don't help since Restore to Default just confirms the Yahoo version, with no way to switch. What do I do to get out of this yahoo version?

Asked by tjphoto 6 years ago

Answered by Ed 6 years ago

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Stalling/Choppy Scrolling for Some Sites on Tumblr?- STILL NEED HELP

For the past couple of days, scrolling for some pages on Tumblr has been what I can only describe as "Stalled" or "Choppy". Unfortunately, I cannot screenshot this, nor … (read more)

For the past couple of days, scrolling for some pages on Tumblr has been what I can only describe as "Stalled" or "Choppy". Unfortunately, I cannot screenshot this, nor do I know if there is a way I can record this phenomenon, so unfortunately, a description will have to do for now.

So, the problem. On some pages on Tumblr, I will try scrolling down, but not get a response until a second or two after I attempted to scroll down. That's..pretty much the basic issue. And it only seems to happen on certain pages. All other pages scroll just fine.

Why I do not think this is an issue caused by extensions: Well, the fact that I'm on a freshly-reset browser, and the problem is still coming up tells me that this problem is not due to extensions.

Why I do not think this is a Tumblr problem, or a problem with my computer itself: This issue does not occur when I open the same page on Chrome, and again, it's not happening throughout all Tumblr pages.

I have tried clearing the cookies and cache, resetting the browser, and virus scans. Nothing has been picked up, nor has anything worked to solve the issue for more than an hour. My plugins and browser are all up to date. Things were scrolling just fine a couple of days ago, and I have not made any changes to my computer or browser since then.

EDIT: I would much prefer that user @jscher2000 help me with this, since I've found them the most agreeable to work with. HOWEVER- I will welcome any answers from anyone for the sake of not skipping over anyone who might be/have had the same issue and knows something about it, or at least knows what to do.

Asked by ponyparty 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago