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When I go back to Google search results page, it takes me to a blank Google screen

For example, I click on one link after doing a Google search, then I decide to go back & check one of the other links. When I go back instead of seeing my Google resu… (read more)

For example, I click on one link after doing a Google search, then I decide to go back & check one of the other links. When I go back instead of seeing my Google results screen again, I have a blank Google screen. Then I have to put my search terms in all over again. This does not happen using Internet Explorer. Thanks for any help

Asked by mungo17 6 years ago

Answered by Jeff 6 years ago

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MP4 files won´t play

Hello I´m having problems with MP4 files on windows XP it´s weird it looks to me as I am missing some codec because in windows 7 in the same computer works fine. The prob… (read more)

Hello I´m having problems with MP4 files on windows XP it´s weird it looks to me as I am missing some codec because in windows 7 in the same computer works fine. The problem is mainly in sites that only have the MP4 option like VINE... the native firefox player wont load so it will default to the flash player ... Flash player loads and all the controls load as well but something looks weird a message displays saying the video could not be loaded... and if I press play nothing happens

Asked by joako256k1 5 years ago

Answered by joako256k1 5 years ago

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Can't install Java 7 update 11 on Firefox 18.0

I had Java 7 update 10, which has the 0-day exploit. Oracle released Java 7 update 11. I installed that and uninstalled Java 7 update 10. Now I can't get Firefox to re… (read more)

I had Java 7 update 10, which has the 0-day exploit. Oracle released Java 7 update 11. I installed that and uninstalled Java 7 update 10. Now I can't get Firefox to recognize Java. It tells me that Java needs to be installed, but when I try to install the plug in (Java has been installed twice now), it fails. Now I have no Java.

Asked by srcdco 7 years ago

Answered by srcdco 7 years ago

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How do I prevent frequent plugin stalls ?

I'm running XP64 pro. The scripts on Yahoo will stall FF after a few minutes. Often I get the popup message that a plugin script has stalled and asks if I want to prevent… (read more)

I'm running XP64 pro. The scripts on Yahoo will stall FF after a few minutes. Often I get the popup message that a plugin script has stalled and asks if I want to prevent seeing this again from the site. That's nice but every page on Yahoo is unique. So the stall happens on every page that isn't closed after a short while. The more stalls I get the slower my computer runs even though I use task manager to kill stalled processes. Then I have to reboot to clear out the FF remnants. Is there a way to kill remnants of stalled scripts without rebooting? Often FF crashes and asks me to send a report to Mozilla. Seems to me you guys should have a feature to enable extended logging for inclusion in crash reports. I have sent many requests to fix the problem. If you guys can't fix the root cause of the problem then can you at least provide a decent workaround so the memory doesn't get cluttered up with orphaned threads sucking up all my CPU power?

Asked by John_is_annoyed_with_FF 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox (15) inserts a "Firefox HTML document" in Windows Explorer File > New menu. It breaks my works patterns (Alt FWF stops working). Need to disable.

I often use the shortcut Alt FWF to create new directories on Windows. When FF 15 is set as default it alters the File New menu from Windows Explorer. It inserts a "Firef… (read more)

I often use the shortcut Alt FWF to create new directories on Windows.

When FF 15 is set as default it alters the File New menu from Windows Explorer.

It inserts a "Firefox HTML document" item.

This item seems to sabotage the above key combination. It intercepts the last F.

In addition I object to the naming which is plain wrong, for me.

I have deleted the registry key that inserts this thing. Unfortunately it re-appears.

I want to stop this behaviour.

How do I kill this. (Other than by making another browser the default.)

Asked by MikeGale 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Without updating any plugins, how do I prevent, remove or disable the requirement to "Click to Activate Plugins?"

I want to reverse, undo, prevent, disable or even remove the following (see link below), WITHOUT having to change versions, or update actual plugins: https://support.mozi… (read more)

I want to reverse, undo, prevent, disable or even remove the following (see link below), WITHOUT having to change versions, or update actual plugins:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins

I repeat, WITHOUT having to change my Firefox version, change the plugin version, or UPDATE versions on either.

I want Firefox to quit bugging me about having to ACTIVATE a DEACTIVATED plugin.

I DO NOT want to UPDATE VERSIONS of plugins or the browser and I DO NOT want to have to "click to activate plugins."

It seems that Firefox collaborates with plugins to determine if the vendor has put out a new update. If there is a new update, Firefox inconveniences me.

Asked by Boaster 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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how to install Silverlight 64

my netflix isn't working because it says my silverlight is outdated. how do i update silverlight when the silverlight updater says "Your operating system does not support… (read more)

my netflix isn't working because it says my silverlight is outdated. how do i update silverlight when the silverlight updater says "Your operating system does not support the 64-bit version of Silverlight." I am using Windows XP64. It seems I had this problem a few months ago but silverlight seemed to have fixed its self.

Asked by maps3333 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Website mp3 not playing WinXP 64-bit using Firefox but plays using IE

I have a website with embedded mp3 soundtracks that work fine when using IE but not with Firefox (latest version.11Beta). Have tried all the suggested plug-ins to no avai… (read more)

I have a website with embedded mp3 soundtracks that work fine when using IE but not with Firefox (latest version.11Beta). Have tried all the suggested plug-ins to no avail. Running WinXP 64-bit 2003 SP2. Video & soundtrack works fine on other websites such as u-tube.

Asked by Topcatwa 8 years ago

Answered by Topcatwa 8 years ago

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I keep getting a strange "Sercure Connection Failed" message which reads "us.data.toolbar.yahoo.com:443 uses an invalid security certificate." Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

Started happing on my laptop and my PC the same night. Both machines worked fine for months before this. I did not install any updates or toolbars or anything. Wei… (read more)

Started happing on my laptop and my PC the same night. Both machines worked fine for months before this. I did not install any updates or toolbars or anything. Weird that it would start happening on 2 computers at the same time.

Asked by pbelmore 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Import passwords from an old version of Firefox

I need to import passwords from an old version of Firefox (3..0.5) into version 28.0. I have read the other threads, but they refer to signons.sqlite which I do not have,… (read more)

I need to import passwords from an old version of Firefox (3..0.5) into version 28.0. I have read the other threads, but they refer to signons.sqlite which I do not have, instead there is a signons3.txt (which does appear to contain valid details but with encrypted names/passwords. I do have a key3.db however. What would be the best way to import them, preferably without uninstalling V28, installing 3.0.5, porting the necessary files, then upgrading repeatedly until the signons.sqlite is created?

Asked by Screwball 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox 3.6.8 not responding to Scrollpoint on Lenovo mouse.

Firefox is not responding to scroll requests sent by my Lenovo USB optical mouse via the Scrollpoint. (FYI the Scrollpoint functions pretty much like the Trackpoint on a… (read more)

Firefox is not responding to scroll requests sent by my Lenovo USB optical mouse via the Scrollpoint. (FYI the Scrollpoint functions pretty much like the Trackpoint on a Thinkpad keyboard, giving it 360 degree scrolling much more fluidly than any wheel on an ordinary wheel mouse.) The Scrollpoint commands are recognized quite well in just about every other program I use, including word processors, email programs, and especially other browsers such as Opera. I have, in fact, switched to Opera as my main browser until this feature issue is resolved in Firefox. Thank you for your support.

Asked by gridsleep 9 years ago

Answered by danwebb 8 years ago

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Since installing version 4, on a 64 bit machine running Windows xp, I have a series of lines across the screen, and as I move the cursor, various parts of the screen are covered over by black or randomly colored areas. why?

I've given the basic information. My screen is messed up since I installed version 4. The location of the lines changes as I type, or as I change pages. And also areas ge… (read more)

I've given the basic information. My screen is messed up since I installed version 4. The location of the lines changes as I type, or as I change pages. And also areas get blocked out as I move the cursor.

Asked by jimrab 9 years ago

Answered by Matt Brubeck 9 years ago

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with some regularity, everytime I attempt to view videos on the Weather Channel, Firefox not only freezes, but it locks down any keyboard entry to close it, thus forcing a shutdown of my computer, ...

this problem is not duplicated when viewing same page in Internet Explorer8.0.6xxx. http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/cool-problem-snow-still… (read more)

this problem is not duplicated when viewing same page in Internet Explorer8.0.6xxx.

http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/cool-problem-snow-still-piled-up-21500

This was most recent website visited and when it automatically redirected to the next video in line, it froze the mouse. I tried to launch the task manager at which point it locked out the keyboard.

(This PC is a Dell Precision T3500 w/ 6G of RAM running WinXP Pro x64, there is no rationale for this kind of incompetence.)

This happens WAY TOO OFTEN, like more than 50% of visits to video oriented sites like youtube etc

Asked by fasterwalker 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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running numerous servers windows 2003. need to keep 3.6.6 version of firefox: need to block reminder to update to newer version

I need to keep the Firefox version 3.6.6 due to compatibility issues with other programs running on my servers. I've successfully installed this version but whenever I o… (read more)

I need to keep the Firefox version 3.6.6 due to compatibility issues with other programs running on my servers. I've successfully installed this version but whenever I open Firefox I get this message: 'Your browser is out of date Upgrade today for the latest in speed/security.' I click on the No Thanks icon, however, I get this message every time I open Firefox. I have my settings set to NO auto update. How can I get this window to not display?

Asked by pbrown 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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Why offer English and British as languages? It should be English and English(American)!

English needs no qualification and the clue is in the name - English. To suggest that it is not related specifically to the place of origin and is more generic would be a… (read more)

English needs no qualification and the clue is in the name - English. To suggest that it is not related specifically to the place of origin and is more generic would be as arrogant as to suggest the words "the states" by default relates solely or primarily to the USA - other countries have states apart from the USA.

Moreover there is no such language as "British".

It's very complimentary that the USA and others has adopted the English language (even if they cannot quite use if correctly) but to suggest that it is not related to England just demonstrates ignorance of both History and Geography (the United Kingdom is not the same as Britain or Great Britain).

Mozilla should do more research!

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Asked by ThinkTank 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago