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Command-line option to stop updating on start-up?

We have a desktop shortcut to access a webmail server. (Firefox is the default browser.) When Firefox has available updates, the link fails, with a network unavailable me… (read more)

We have a desktop shortcut to access a webmail server. (Firefox is the default browser.) When Firefox has available updates, the link fails, with a network unavailable message, which connfuses the users. Is there a command line option I can add to the shortcut to keep Firefox from updating at start-up?

Asked by espaqu 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Brightness/Contrast Settings

Hello. I run Windows Vista on a Toshiba laptop and use Firefox 3.6.11 I am attempting to watch a movie via the NetFlix "instant watch" feature. I have noticed that both… (read more)

Hello. I run Windows Vista on a Toshiba laptop and use Firefox 3.6.11 I am attempting to watch a movie via the NetFlix "instant watch" feature. I have noticed that both movies tend to be a bit dark. I cannot find any settings options to change the brightness or contrast within Firefox.

I am also looking into the NetFlix help site in case this is JUST with their movies. I am mostly just curious to know if it is possible to change these settings.

ALSO - changing the computer's settings does not affect the problem in any way either better or worse.

Asked by Viktorja 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Error msg: "there was a problem sending the command to the program" when using a FireFox shortcut

This happens only when I use a shortcut to invoke Firefox. I am running Windows 7 professional. The Firefox window opens after the error message occurs, so I would classi… (read more)

This happens only when I use a shortcut to invoke Firefox. I am running Windows 7 professional. The Firefox window opens after the error message occurs, so I would classify this as an annoyance. Several help postings mention removing "ddeexec" from Firefox registry entries. This worked for a while (it seems to be related to Firefox updates) but now no longer works: ddeexec is removed but the error message still occurs.

Asked by pmcvay 10 years ago

Answered by JimHenrySB 10 years ago

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Why won't Firefox show visited links in a different color, even though I've specified so in my Color Settings?

When I'm on a page with multiple links (ie. Google Search, Craig's List, etc), and I click on a link, then return to the search page, Firefox doesn't show the visited lin… (read more)

When I'm on a page with multiple links (ie. Google Search, Craig's List, etc), and I click on a link, then return to the search page, Firefox doesn't show the visited links in purple. As a result I can't see which links I've visited, which makes browsing very difficult on some sites. I've updated my Color Settings to show visited links in purple, but it's not applying. What might be causing this?

Asked by crpresto9 10 years ago

Last reply by toutou2080 10 years ago

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How can I stop Firefox asking me to update to a newer version?

It seems like every couple of days, I get a message from Firefox telling me I should update to a newer version. I don't want to do that. I'm happy with the version I ha… (read more)

It seems like every couple of days, I get a message from Firefox telling me I should update to a newer version. I don't want to do that. I'm happy with the version I have. How can a stop these messages, other than going to Safari (I'm a Mac user).

Asked by riprap 10 years ago

Last reply by oldmanowen 9 years ago

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How do I use the flexible space tool to customize my toolbar?

I want to get the navigation bar out of the way of my new persona graphics, so I need to add space at the end of the toolbar. I tried using the flexible space icon, but … (read more)

I want to get the navigation bar out of the way of my new persona graphics, so I need to add space at the end of the toolbar. I tried using the flexible space icon, but I can find no way of setting the width of the space. The only thing that works is to use about 20 of the fixed-width spaces.

So...how does one set the width of a flexible space?? I've tried everything intuitive--dragging with the editor open, dragging with it closed, using separators at each end, using icons at each end, even right-clicking in hopes of a context menu. When all that failed, I looked for some documentation, checked the forums, etc. etc.

Working in Windows-7 64-bit, but had same problem in XP 32- and 64-bit versions.

Asked by kbrowne 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Constant problem: First time a link is clicked: server not found. Refresh page and server is immediately found.

Foxfire regularly gives me the error message: Server not Found -- BUT if I hit refresh, the 'not found' server opens immediately 99.9% of the time. This is really annoyin… (read more)

Foxfire regularly gives me the error message: Server not Found -- BUT if I hit refresh, the 'not found' server opens immediately 99.9% of the time. This is really annoying. Happens multiple times per session, but not every time I click a link.

Asked by Julie713 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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no way to disable the javascript window.onbeforeunload()

Firefox has given the options for the user to control how certain javascript functions can be used. I came across a horrible use of window.onbeforeunload() which keeps fi… (read more)

Firefox has given the options for the user to control how certain javascript functions can be used. I came across a horrible use of window.onbeforeunload() which keeps firefox from closing a tab, and therefore also quiting. A manual kill is required to close a page with the following code: (just open in firefox to test)

<title>test</title><script type="text/javascript">window.onbeforeunload=function(){return 'PRESS ESCAPE OR CLOSE THIS ALERT\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n';}</script>

It would be great if I could disable this javascript code, just like I can with window move/resize, raise/lower, hide statusbar, etc..

Asked by bbogart 10 years ago

Last reply by alecail 9 years ago

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How can I disable Firefox asking me to confirm a resend when I hit BACK button?

When I hit the back key after doing a search and clicking on a result, Firefox usually, but not always, asks me to confirm resending before taking me back. This is very … (read more)

When I hit the back key after doing a search and clicking on a result, Firefox usually, but not always, asks me to confirm resending before taking me back. This is very annoying. I can't find any option to disable this.

Is there some way to disable this, or can I suggest it as an enhancement? When I click on BACK, I just want it to go back without prompting me to confirm it.

Asked by bmeyette 10 years ago

Last reply by a77ssii 10 years ago

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how to limit the number of tabs in the tabs bar

I would like to know if it is possible to limit the number of tabs that can be in the tabs bar. The reason is to reduce bandwidth use by any single user on my home networ… (read more)

I would like to know if it is possible to limit the number of tabs that can be in the tabs bar. The reason is to reduce bandwidth use by any single user on my home network. Is there a way to set a max limit (under 10) in FF? If not is there an add-in that is capable of this task?

Also can FF be set to only open one copy of the program at a time?

Asked by tecnomage2017 10 years ago

Last reply by boscharun 9 years ago

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When should I delete a Certificate Authority that sounds suspiciously like I would never use it?

When I opened the Certificate Manager under Tools/Options/Advanced, I found a long list of Certificate Authorities that looked very suspicious to me. For example, the fi… (read more)

When I opened the Certificate Manager under Tools/Options/Advanced, I found a long list of Certificate Authorities that looked very suspicious to me. For example, the first one was an outfit by the name of "TURKTRUST" with Turkish language names.

Where did this come from?

There are quite a few other "suspicious" looking CA names.

What happens if I delete them all?

Asked by golferbill18 10 years ago

Answered by pakmenu 9 years ago

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mailto function does not work

Whenever I click on a mailto: link, either nothing happens or, in some instances, a new blank tab will appear. I have Outlook set as my email client, and the program is … (read more)

Whenever I click on a mailto: link, either nothing happens or, in some instances, a new blank tab will appear. I have Outlook set as my email client, and the program is running. Other browsers, IE and Chrome, link out to Outlook just fine, only Firefox (3.6.11) has this problem.

Asked by jpmcgrath729 10 years ago

Last reply by D'Arcy Cain 9 years ago

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How do I set multi-line tabs?

locking as a dupe - http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/763250 Please tell me how to set multi-line tabs. Having one looong line of open tabs is a serious waste o… (read more)

locking as a dupe - http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/763250

Please tell me how to set multi-line tabs. Having one looong line of open tabs is a serious waste of time, so certainly it must be possible in Firefox to stack 'em up . . . Right?

Asked by MyKinKStar 10 years ago

Last reply by kaiser 10 years ago

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Why does Firefox automatically open a new tab and repeatedly goes to the same specific web page? I do not have this webpage in my "favorites" folders.

I have my browser open, working or reading email and BOOM, another tab opens and it is always the same web page. Why is Firefox opening a new tab without any input from … (read more)

I have my browser open, working or reading email and BOOM, another tab opens and it is always the same web page. Why is Firefox opening a new tab without any input from me? I do not have the suspect web page saved as a "Favorite". Nothing is showing up on any bug/virus/spyware/...et.al. programs. WHERE is this pita hiding??? `

Asked by wmtoby 10 years ago

Answered by wahab 10 years ago