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Private Browsing issues: New window is a "pop-up" & Right-clicking bookmarks shows grayed-out options

When I'm in private browsing mode in Firefox 38.0.1 for Windows 8.1, I cannot do the following things. 1. When I click on a link to open a new window, that new window is … (read more)

When I'm in private browsing mode in Firefox 38.0.1 for Windows 8.1, I cannot do the following things.

1. When I click on a link to open a new window, that new window is like a pop-up window (no menus, no scroll-bars). But I have pop-up windows blocked, so it acts like but is not technically a pop-up window since it's not being blocked.

2. When I choose a bookmark and then right-click on it to choose another bookmark either in a new window or new tab (or any of the other options that appear), the text is grayed out so that I cannot choose it.

Are these "issues" normal for Firefox 38.0.1?

Asked by FoS 5 years ago

Answered by finitarry 5 years ago

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firefox won't load scroll bards or menu or SSL

Hello. First of all i will list all the fixes i tried to get that out of the way. 1: Complete new install of OS with fresh install of recent firefox, no add on's or exten… (read more)

Hello. First of all i will list all the fixes i tried to get that out of the way.

1: Complete new install of OS with fresh install of recent firefox, no add on's or extensions. 2: Complete uninstall of firefox including protected and hidden files and folders as well as registry entries. 3: Firefox reset or refresh. 4: Full virus and mal/spyware scans (none detected). 5: Effects Windows XP, 7, 8.x, and linux including Mint and ubuntu dists. 6: Tested on different computers. 7: worked in the about:config swipe settings (no fix). 8: Tested with and without any firewwall or AV. 9: Tested for same problems with MSIE, CHROME, OPERA, and several linux browsers, never had a problem. 10: Checked and updated adobe flash player, shockwave and java script, no fix.

The problem:

A: No matter if a direct link click, or open in new tab or new window. Firefox will not load the side or bottom page scroll bars, nor will it load the "file, edit, history, e.t.c." menu bar, no bookmarks bar, the backspace button is disabled, no back or forward arrow buttons.

B: The only thing that works is the up down arrows on the keyboard, not even the num pad pgup/dn keys work. My mouse scroll button down not work. I can move the mouse around as normal , however if i right mouse click on a blank part of the locked page i do get a pop up window with back-forward arrow keys, save, page info options , however the back-forward arrow keys are greyed out most of the time.

C: The SSL lock does not appear on the locked/stalled pages so that's a security problem.

D: I often have to right click on link then open in new tab or new window several times before firefox actually loads the page correctly.

In conclusion the only fix i could get was to go back to firefox v29.x and lock out auto update.

Asked by terratracks 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox popout links not generating tabs

When I'm browsing and I press command N (on a mac) and it pops up a new window, it has a tab at the top that I can combine with other tabs. When I click on a link within … (read more)

When I'm browsing and I press command N (on a mac) and it pops up a new window, it has a tab at the top that I can combine with other tabs. When I click on a link within a website (like google drive from my google account for example), a new window pops up without a tab at the top (It's not just google). Everything else about the browser still works, but was there some sort of update that changed this? Has anybody else noticed this?

Asked by boeser14 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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After upgrading to 38.01, unable to scroll certain web pages.

I am running Windows Vista. This just started occurring after the upgrade. Not all pages impede scrolling. Help! I am technically unsophisticated. Thanks … (read more)

I am running Windows Vista. This just started occurring after the upgrade. Not all pages impede scrolling. Help! I am technically unsophisticated.

Thanks

Asked by SteveCad 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox 38.0.1 changed new page behavior

I have a page with all the links I like to use; I've been using it for years. Each link on the page spawns a new page (target="_blank"). All of a sudden the new pages com… (read more)

I have a page with all the links I like to use; I've been using it for years. Each link on the page spawns a new page (target="_blank"). All of a sudden the new pages come up with nothing but a non-editable address bar... no menu bar, no search field, no toolbars. That's not the way new page links have ever behaved and I want them to continue to behave the way they've always worked.

I have to say, I'm really tired of the Firefox development team deciding to change the behavior of things and make it a requirement that i spend a couple hours or more finding out what they've done, why they've done it, and how to fix it. Y'all seem to think that every time you come up with a marvelous idea we're all supposed to just love it and the idea that we might not is unthinkable to you.

Asked by MikeStarrWriter 5 years ago

Answered by MikeStarrWriter 5 years ago

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Fireforx 38.0.5 has no scrollbar

This has only happened since I upgraded the browser. If I click a link and it opens in a new window, that new window has no scrollbar or toolbar showing. I have looked at… (read more)

This has only happened since I upgraded the browser. If I click a link and it opens in a new window, that new window has no scrollbar or toolbar showing.

I have looked at various "about:config" resolutions but i am not a programer and wondered if anyone could walk me through the process to resolve this issue please.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by Vambo 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to go back to previous version. Latest upgrade makes new windows appear less than a full new window should appear.

I have my system set to tell me when a new upgrade is available. That happened today. I uploaded the latest upgrade. My Firefox is now sitting at 38.0.1. I don't use tabs… (read more)

I have my system set to tell me when a new upgrade is available. That happened today. I uploaded the latest upgrade. My Firefox is now sitting at 38.0.1.

I don't use tabs. I want a new separate window for everything I open. Since the upgrade this morning... when I open a brand new window it is fine. But when I click on something in that window when a new opens it doesn't appear to be a full new window. There are no tool bars and there doesn't seem to be any way to have any toolbars displayed. Therefore I have no control over that new window except to minimize or close. That's it. It is not appearing as a tab either.

This sucks! Was this intended?

How do I get back to the previous version before this morning's upgrade? Otherwise I will have to find another application to use other than Firefox because i don't like this at all.

Thanks,

ksburrus

Asked by ksburrus 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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i cannot scroll through websites i connect to. something happened in firefox mozilla. it use to work when i connected to a webpage but not now. all i can do is

i cannot scroll through websites i connect to. something happened in Firefox Mozilla. it used to work when i connected to a webpage but not now. all i can do is manipulat… (read more)

i cannot scroll through websites i connect to. something happened in Firefox Mozilla. it used to work when i connected to a webpage but not now. all i can do is manipulate the page through links on the page. no sidebar to scroll either. it works just fine in Explorer, so i know it's a problem with Firefox, also can scroll down etc. on pages like MSN, Yahoo, etc., but not working using Firefox when i connect to a website other than one that is also a search engine, what happened? can you help?

Asked by Jonn 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Toolbars disappear when accessing a site through a link

In some non-specific cases, when I visit a page by clicking a link on another page or in an email, all of my toolbars and menu items disappear on the visited page in the … (read more)

In some non-specific cases, when I visit a page by clicking a link on another page or in an email, all of my toolbars and menu items disappear on the visited page in the newly opened window. I attached a screenshot. Normally, my pages include the menu, add-on, and bookmarks toolbars. There is no pattern do this behavior, so I can't identify possible causes. Thanks.

Asked by jimmy59601 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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New Private browsing windows are opening into pop-up windows

- Browsing in a Private Browsing window - Settings are set to... open link in a new window (which should be a new private browsing window) - I click the link on a site -… (read more)

- Browsing in a Private Browsing window - Settings are set to... open link in a new window (which should be a new private browsing window) - I click the link on a site - New private window opens the link in a pop-up window ... with no scrollbar/menubar/bookmark bar/etc... I can maximize the window size, but have no way to see the lower part of the page.... [ see attached capture]

NOTE... it states at the top of that capture Private Browsing... The scrollbars/menubar/bookmark bar are gone., That capture is a pop-up....it is suppose to be a new private browsing window/web page.

- This is definitely a bug in the last upgrade. - using ver 38.0.1 - Browsing in a normal window works fine...that link opens in a new window fine, as is expected. , but something's broken when browsing in private windows. - Resetting mozilla did not fix the problem.

Asked by Metaflex 5 years ago

Answered by tjohnson 5 years ago