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How do I remove ads from my browser? My Block Pop-Ups thing is ON!!

Random adds just pop up all over my screen when I use Firefox!! I checked the Block Pop-Ups box in options and restarted my compute but they still pop up! What do I do? … (read more)

Random adds just pop up all over my screen when I use Firefox!! I checked the Block Pop-Ups box in options and restarted my compute but they still pop up! What do I do?

Asked by Puahina 6 years ago

Answered by user633449 6 years ago

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after latest update wmp plugin is missing in add-ons, but is still correct installed. Reinstalling wont work. What can i do?

I was lissening to online radio. Firefox needed to update. After the latest update the windows media player plugin dissapeared from the add-on list, while still being ins… (read more)

I was lissening to online radio. Firefox needed to update. After the latest update the windows media player plugin dissapeared from the add-on list, while still being installed correct. I reinstalled it, but that didn't work. I replaced/deleted some files in firefox as suggested for similiar problems, but that didn't work either. Now I can't play wmp files anymore on firefox.

I hope u can help me solve this problem.

Asked by Daan1985 7 years ago

Answered by MarkRH 7 years ago

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restore cleared download history

tools---DOWNLOADS = PUT A "RESTORE" LOST DOWNLOAD LIST = A "COPY" DOWNLOAD LIST TO A SECOND SECURE SAVE A COPY OF IT FILE = A CANNOT DELETE ENTIRE DOWNLOAD LIST WITHOUT A… (read more)

tools---DOWNLOADS = PUT A "RESTORE" LOST DOWNLOAD LIST = A "COPY" DOWNLOAD LIST TO A SECOND SECURE SAVE A COPY OF IT FILE = A CANNOT DELETE ENTIRE DOWNLOAD LIST WITHOUT AGREEING TO DELETE DOWNLOAD LIST ON A SECOND POPUP WARNING BOX !!!!

i have lost my download lists over and over----you should not have "clear downloads anywhere --it is too easy to remove clear lose entire download history list-----=you should remove it from top of page next to organize----you should remove it from the right click drop down menu.....you should make it so manually remove one by one....if want to remove clear entire download history list you should make it hard to do accidentally .....

you should also make it find and highlight like it did before each download when you right click on item to ?"find in folder"

the "go to download page" no longer works at all...PLEASE RESTORE THIS FUNCTION....

what is email for mozilla itself...or phone number or email of anyone who can put the above changes in firefox....how do you leave a message on their Facebook or twitter..Mozilla impossible to contact.....

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Asked by victimofmozilla 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I get McAfee off my system ?

My OS is Vista Home Premium. I downloaded it when I was installing another program. I have tried to uninstall it, but it isn't even listed in the list of programs in th… (read more)

My OS is Vista Home Premium. I downloaded it when I was installing another program. I have tried to uninstall it, but it isn't even listed in the list of programs in the Control Panel. It is in Program Files. I have tried to delete the Program File. It will not delete. I have even tried to delete the Folders within the Program File but, that will not work either. I use Norton 360.

I also updated to Firefox 22 on the same day. I don't know if that is complicating the problem or not. I waited for the Norton fix before updating.

My main problem is that ever since I updated Firefox and installed McAfee ( which I did on the same day) everytime I try to go to a website or open a new window , I get the message "not responding". Eventually it will complete the task but it takes a really long time. Can anyone help me to first of all to get rid of McAfee, to see if that helps resolve my "not responding" problem.

Thanks, Karla

Asked by Karla Pudenz 6 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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How do I move the Bookmarks Toolbar above the tabs in 29.0?

Before the update, I was able to use Stylish to get this functionality. However, something is broken with how -moz-box-ordinal-group functions. The only valid entries ar… (read more)

Before the update, I was able to use Stylish to get this functionality. However, something is broken with how -moz-box-ordinal-group functions. The only valid entries are 0 (places it above the Menu Bar) or !0 (places it at the very bottom).

Neither of those two places are what I desire. Here is what I'm aiming for, from top to bottom:

Menu Bar
Bookmarks Toolbar
Tabs
Address Bar

See this Stylish for a picture of what I used to have:
http://userstyles.org/styles/46274/firefox-4-bookmarks-toolbar-above-tabs-enhanced

So, my question here is, how can I restore this functionality? Having bookmarks below the address bar does not follow logic, in my mind. And this "now things are easy to customize how you want it!" thing that Australis is supposed to allow... doesn't let me customize it how I want it.

Any help would be appreciated, be it a config setting, a plugin, or some CSS I can plug into Stylish.

Asked by wyrenth 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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how to find my recovery key

Im trying to sync my desktop with a new laptop. Have followed instructions and entered 12 digits where requested having signed up for an account in advance. After adding … (read more)

Im trying to sync my desktop with a new laptop. Have followed instructions and entered 12 digits where requested having signed up for an account in advance.

After adding the 12 digits neither of them shows any sign of syncing. the next page asks for account details plus a Recovery Key. I've not found a Recovery Key and have spent some time looking at Support pages. The Sync tab on both shows pairing and syncing click-ons only - no manage account etc as indicated in support info.

be very grateful for somebody to talk me through this in a simple way. Many thanks in advance

Asked by jeremy11 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to go back one version?

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful. … (read more)

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista

And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful.

Asked by joetoday 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Should I use PC speed maximizer that my PC downloaded?

My PC is running slower and slower and it downloaded the PC Speed Maximizer program and ran a scan saying it has 2044 errors to correct. Is this a scan or a reliable pro… (read more)

My PC is running slower and slower and it downloaded the PC Speed Maximizer program and ran a scan saying it has 2044 errors to correct. Is this a scan or a reliable program? I have run my Norton and ensured there are no problems there. I also checked my Mozilla program and made sure I had the latest version for my desktop.

Asked by Tolsag 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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Conflict between Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader and how I fixed it

For the past 5 years, I have owned Adobe Acrobat version 9, and recently installed Adobe Reader as well (version 10.7). I was previously able to set up Firefox to use Acr… (read more)

For the past 5 years, I have owned Adobe Acrobat version 9, and recently installed Adobe Reader as well (version 10.7). I was previously able to set up Firefox to use Acrobat to display PDF files in the browser without downloading them, but I recently noticed that this was no longer the case. Instead, every PDF file I tried to view was being downloaded instead. I came here to find a solution, and discovered that many other people are having similar problems. I followed the instructions given here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-without-downloading-them), but found that they were actually UNhelpful. They tell you to turn off the Firefox PDF viewer by editing about:config to disable the file pdfs.js, which is the native Firefox PDF viewer-- but that will cause the PDF file type to disappear from the Tools/Options dialog, so you can't assign it to another program (whether Adobe or anything else). This makes it impossible to assign the Adobe plugin to open PDF files. I did figure out a solution on my own, and wanted to post it here to help other users with the same problem.

I ultimately learned, through trial and error and a lot of research both here and on Adobe's website, that the root cause of my problem was a conflict in Firefox between Acrobat and Reader. I was able to solve it by upgrading Acrobat, getting rid of Reader and enabling the Firefox PDF viewer so that I could assign the PDF file type to the Acrobat plugin within Firefox. Here are the details of my problem and how I solved it:

1. Acrobat and Reader conflict with each other in Firefox, but this isn't totally Firefox's fault. It's mostly Adobe's fault, and they pretty much admit it. Specifically, they say that Acrobat and Reader can't coexist on the same machine unless both are version 10 or higher. They tell you to upgrade to solve the problem--but I can't afford to pay for a new version of Acrobat. If you have to keep Acrobat 9.x, Adobe says the lowest version of Reader that will work with it is Reader 11. I couldn't upgrade to this because I have Vista, and Adobe hasn't issued Reader 11 for Vista (and doesn't plan to). I did cheat and download the Win 7 version of Reader 11, but it didn't help.

2. If you have both Acrobat and Reader, you can choose a setting in Reader to make it the default PDF handler--but Firefox ignores this information and defaults to Acrobat no matter what. (This is the part we can blame Firefox for.) If you have a version of Acrobat which is below 9.5.5, Firefox actually blocks it as a security risk, so the plugin won't work at all, regardless of version number. That's why PDFs are being downloaded through your standalone program instead of being displayed in the browser. If you want to view PDFs in Firefox and keep Acrobat on your computer, you MUST upgrade Acrobat to version 9.5.5 or above.

3. Unless you can upgrade Acrobat to at least 10.x, GET RID OF READER. As long as you can access Acrobat 9.5.5, it will work fine in Firefox and there's no need for Reader. I never used to have Reader myself, only Acrobat, but it must have been downloaded automatically when Acrobat was blocked by Firefox (which I didn't even realize).

4. IF YOU NEED TO UPGRADE ACROBAT 9.X TO 9.5.5, YOUR LAST CHANCE IS TODAY--6/26/13. Adobe has announced that today is the "end of life" for the Acrobat 9.x platform, and all support and upgrades will cease after today.

When I searched for updates by going to Adobe's website, it told me there were none available--but when I checked for them FROM THE ACROBAT PROGRAM ITSELF (Help/Check for updates), I was offered a 300 MB upgrade that took me all the way from version 9.0 to 9.5.5 in one step. (It did take a very long time to download and install.)

5. Once you have Acrobat 9.5.5, this is how to enable it in Firefox:

a. INSIDE ACROBAT, set your preference for "Internet" to "view PDF files in browser." Close Acrobat. Close Firefox if it's already open.

b. Reopen Firefox. Check Tools/Add-Ons/Plugins to make sure the Acrobat plugin is there. Enable it if disabled. Close Firefox.

If the plugin isn't there at all, repair your Acrobat installation through Control Panel. Then return to Firefox and enable it. Close Firefox.

c. Reopen Firefox again. Go to Tools/Options and check the list of file types. For the names that contain "Adobe" and "Acrobat," Acrobat should be set as the default program to open them. Select it from the drop-down list if it's not. Continue to scroll through the alphabetical list--you should see another entry called Portable Document Format. If it's there, the default will be "preview in Firefox." You should be able to change this to "Acrobat (in Firefox)" using the drop-down menu. Do NOT pick the option that says "Acrobat"--this is the standalone program and will cause your PDFs to be downloaded.

If you don't see "Acrobat (in Firefox)" as an option, this means your plugin is not working. Go back and fix it using the instructions above (including repair of Acrobat if necessary).

d. If you don't see a file type for "Portable Document Format" at all, that means the Firefox PDF viewer is disabled. You must enable it by editing the about:config file. To see it, type about:config in the Firefox address bar. You will get a warning message--just click OK and keep going.

This file is a long list of statements in alphabetical order. LOOK FOR A STATEMENT THAT SAYS "pdfjs.disabled" with a Boolean value of "true." Select this statement and right-click. A context menu will offer you choices including "Toggle." Select that one, which will change the Boolean value to "false." Exit about:config. Close Firefox.

e. Now return to Tools/Options, scroll through the list of file types, and you should see "Portable Document Format." Select "Acrobat (in Firefox)" as in the instructions above. Close Firefox.

f. The first time you try to open a PDF file in Firefox, you may get a dialog box which offers you choices of how to open the file. The first will be Acrobat, but DON'T CHOOSE THAT--it will cause your PDF to download. Instead, go to the choice that says "Open as application/pdf." You don't need to change the program that opens this file type, because your settings are already correct. Your PDF should open in the browser, with the full-featured Acrobat menu (including the option of editing or saving the file).

I hope other users can benefit from the truly painful experience I had figuring all of this out. Good luck.

Asked by harrietvane 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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My firefox is huge all of a sudden, why?

My firefox has been fine, then all of a sudden last night i went ot open it and everything is huge, i goto facebook and the facebook logo is half cut off, the font is hug… (read more)

My firefox has been fine, then all of a sudden last night i went ot open it and everything is huge, i goto facebook and the facebook logo is half cut off, the font is huge, and its annoying, how can i fix this?

Asked by jcit89 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I stop my URL bar(top center) from using the same search settings as my search bar(top right)

I want my URL/address bar(the space in the top center) to use google search when I type into it, and I want the search bar(the one in the top right corner) to search on w… (read more)

I want my URL/address bar(the space in the top center) to use google search when I type into it, and I want the search bar(the one in the top right corner) to search on wikipedia when I type in it. It was previously working like this, but suddenly firefox no longer is allowing me to use separate engines in the two spaces.

I've already tried setting the keyword.url to "http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=" , but that setting is for some reason being ignored and is defaulting to whatever I have set on the search bar. If I set the search bar to wikipedia the URL bar uses that, if I set it to amazon the URL bar uses that instead.

Like I said, it was working the way I liked yesterday, and today it no longer is. I have no changed any settings between yesterday and today that would cause this.

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Asked by Agreene 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Videos on YouTube not displaying

For the last few days the videos on YouTube are not displaying. Everything else on the video page appears normal - video title, description, comments, etc. Flash is up to… (read more)

For the last few days the videos on YouTube are not displaying. Everything else on the video page appears normal - video title, description, comments, etc. Flash is up to date, as are all other plugins and addons. YT works fine in IE.

Asked by dancra 7 years ago

Last reply by Knight_Wolf 6 years ago

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Completely disable the infernal TABS

I began on the Web with the NCSA Mosaic browser. I then progressed through Netscape Navigator and into Mozilla ("Mosaic killa") and the original Firefox betas. O, how I… (read more)

I began on the Web with the NCSA Mosaic browser. I then progressed through Netscape Navigator and into Mozilla ("Mosaic killa") and the original Firefox betas. O, how I wax nostalgic for the "good old days" back before Satan discovered the Internet and decided to condemn us all to eternal damnation via the advent of tabbed browsing.

I gave tabs a chance. They only caused clutter, confusion and consumption of screen real estate. Anything that could be done in a new tab could be done much better in a new window. I've been biding my time, waiting for the majority of Web users to realize that tabs were useless and foolish, but alas, the majority of Web users are apparently... useless and foolish.

The next great crime to be committed was for the first Firefox option to change from New Window to New Tab. It took me nearly a year to overcome my habitual clicking on the first option, unintentionally opening a new tab, then having to waste time closing it and going back to carefully scroll down to the next option of New Window.

We were given SOME reprieve with the options to uncheck "Always show the tab bar" and "Open new windows in a new tab instead," but what we really needed was an option to "Open new TABS in a new WINDOW instead." Better yet, one that would say, "Completely disable tabbed browsing and remove all 'tab' options from menus and hotkeys."

Now the Apocalypse is upon us, and with Firefox 23, we are forced to have a stupid TAB at the top of our browser window. We should NOT need to use an add-on or manual code to make it go away. I have trodden the path of righteousness for as long as I could muster, but yea, I grow weary, and the Dark Side is calling me to finally click that box that says "Install Google Chrome."

As for my question.... If I were to join a dating site, should I be upfront and admit my shameful browser choice to prospective partners in my profile, or wait until we know each other better so they are more willing to accept such a flaw in my moral character?

Asked by tabkiller 6 years ago

Last reply by haildarklord 6 years ago

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Recently updated firefox and now print margins are metric, how do I reset to inches?

When I use firefox and click on an image to view image, when I go to print the image I am now unable to set margins in inches it is locked into metric measurements, this … (read more)

When I use firefox and click on an image to view image, when I go to print the image I am now unable to set margins in inches it is locked into metric measurements, this didn't happen before last last update. How do I restore to use inches?

Checked troubleshooting section and under user profile it shows margins for printer at 0.5 inches but page size at 279.00 height and 215.00 width.

I rolled back firefox to previous version and still have problem.

Asked by rejones 4 years ago

Answered by rejones 4 years ago

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Tried the FAQ help still getting a runtime error, server error with a certain website

I've tried repeatedly going to the forums at texags.com as I have in the past but keep getting the following message- Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Descr… (read more)

I've tried repeatedly going to the forums at texags.com as I have in the past but keep getting the following message-

Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="Off"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>

Other people on the forum use firefox without problems and I have done so in the past. I'm trying to switch back from Chrome but this is a huge block for me. I have checked for updates and cleared the history and cache as suggested in the FAQs. ANy advice?

Asked by superrufus99 5 years ago

Answered by superrufus99 5 years ago

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I can't download Widevine Media Optimizer. There's a message saying that Firefox is blocking google.tools.com from doing the download.

The site from which I'd like to watch movies is saying that it requires the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin. I hit the plugin button, and a window from Google Wi… (read more)

The site from which I'd like to watch movies is saying that it requires the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin. I hit the plugin button, and a window from Google Widevine pops up. It says to install the plugin, and specifically states that Firefox is a supported browser.

I hit to install, then a box comes up that says "Firefox prevented this site (tools.google.com) from asking you to install software on your computer." When I hit "Allow", there's a box showing the plugin installing but then another box pops up and says "This add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure on tools.google.com."

How do I get around this issue so that I can download the Optimizer? Help!!

Asked by Mariamne 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 5 years ago

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New Tab cannot set as auto blank

OS Windows Vista; Firefox 27.0 Suddenly, new tab has a load of big size icons and looks like a copy of MS Windows8. Definately not a look I could ever want. Loads of ico… (read more)

OS Windows Vista; Firefox 27.0 Suddenly, new tab has a load of big size icons and looks like a copy of MS Windows8. Definately not a look I could ever want. Loads of icons - most I have never used nor visited or visit on a rare basis. so I have no idea where they were selected from. I did not select this options. I have bookmarks and use them. I want the same blank tab to appear. No idea why a new tab should have anything other than blank. Located info to switch this off. There is no option to switch it off - only add more tabs or mess about with layout and theme. so these instructions are not correct or I have located bug of extreme annoyance.

So I attempted to change the about:config as per instructions. browser.newtab.url;about:blank however, this does not fix. I rechecked and it is set as about:blank. So I tried reopening Firefox, but when I select new tab, I still get all the advertising icons.

So what else do I need to fix in about:config to remove absolutely everything to do creating new tabs inbany other way than blank and ready for use.

Asked by Toad-Hall 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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wINDOWS SECURITY UPDATE KB 2887069 stops access to internet , uninstalling then OK wht to do?

Update for Windows Security updates (running vista ) would not allow Firefox or IE to access internet but Thunderbird Ok . Could access internet in Safe mode through both… (read more)

Update for Windows Security updates (running vista ) would not allow Firefox or IE to access internet but Thunderbird Ok . Could access internet in Safe mode through both IE and Firefox. and Thunderbird. On driver list Consumer IR device driver had yelow triangle exclamation. After some research removed a series of updates KB 2887069, KB 2893294, KB 2898785, KB 2892075, KB 2893984, KB 2901674. all from 13/12/13. This allowed the system to access internet, updates then reinstalled failed to access internet. So removed only KB 2887069 then system again accessed internet.

Is this now ok or will there be a security problem as update is not in place??

Asked by walker1 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 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