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On starting Firefox, my last pinned tab is focused by default, instead of the homepage.

Something I've observed since at least today is that if I have more than one pinned tab, and I close Firefox then start it again (it is set to open my default homepage), … (read more)

Something I've observed since at least today is that if I have more than one pinned tab, and I close Firefox then start it again (it is set to open my default homepage), my 'focused' tab by default is the right-most pinned tab. If I have one pinned tab, the homepage is focused as it should be.

I have tried starting Firefox with a -safe-mode and gotten the same result, however starting a new profile didn't seem to carry over the problem, therefore my problem is restricted to this profile (but at the same time, has nothing to do with my extensions).

I do not recall making any changes to the browser by myself (I'm careful about it, so I'm pretty sure about that regard). Whatever the problem is, it has crept in from somewhere else.

I tried resetting what few changed about:config entries I have, but have had no solution, and it's a minor annoyance, but it's driving me up the wall because if I have a homepage, I expect it to be open when I start the browser!

Asked by sabretou 8 years ago

Answered by sabretou 8 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar is empty despite every published fix and updating

The Bookmarks Toolbar is empty (although Bookmarks are still shown in Bookmarks/Bookmarks Toolbar) I reinstalled FF15 - same problem; I upgraded to FF 16 beta - same prob… (read more)

The Bookmarks Toolbar is empty (although Bookmarks are still shown in Bookmarks/Bookmarks Toolbar) I reinstalled FF15 - same problem; I upgraded to FF 16 beta - same problem, I backed up and restored the Bookmarks I deleted all the suggested profile files the 'Bookmarks Toolbar Items' is on the toolbar. I rebooted etc

Asked by jmaynard 8 years ago

Answered by jmaynard 8 years ago

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How to remove malware

My son downloaded MSPaint but it appears the download was infected with malware. It downloaded several programs that weren't approved including the Bucksbee Loyalty plug… (read more)

My son downloaded MSPaint but it appears the download was infected with malware. It downloaded several programs that weren't approved including the Bucksbee Loyalty plugin. I thought that when I removed it I would be able to use Google once again as my default search engine. But somehow Bucksbee is still the default. Google is also listed as my default search engine in about:config. SO somehow the malware has hijacked that setting as well.

When I do some searches by clicking on Google search results it takes me to sites like Match.com rather than this site for example.

I've found the MSPaint software in my Windows/System 32 folder. When I try to delete it I get an error saying Trusted Installer won't permit it.

I ran my Spybot software hoping it would catch & remove the program. But it didn't.

Anyone have any idea about how to neutralize & remove this nasty bit of malware?

Asked by Richard Silverstein 8 years ago

Answered by John99 8 years ago

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Firefox can not be installed anymore!

Hello! I have a problem in the chat (German). An user can't install Firefox anymore. It gives the error message, not having the required rights to install. The user could… (read more)

Hello!

I have a problem in the chat (German). An user can't install Firefox anymore. It gives the error message, not having the required rights to install. The user couldn't uninstall Firefox before but had to as it was not able to start Firefox again. The reason maybe was a addon-bar that he don't know how it appeared there.

Do you have an idea how to solve it?

Asked by AppStore_Tester 8 years ago

Answered by AppStore_Tester 8 years ago

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Cache, cookies and history are not clearing when I close Firefox even though they are set to do so and have been for ages

I recently had an update (or upgrade?) for FF 16. Today (and I believe the update was done a day or two ago?) my cache, cookies and history are not clearing when I close… (read more)

I recently had an update (or upgrade?) for FF 16. Today (and I believe the update was done a day or two ago?) my cache, cookies and history are not clearing when I close FF. Also, certain links are not working. Not links for full web pages but for site pop-ups (like the smilie window on a message board). They worked a few days but are not working today. I click the link and nothing happens. I noticed the problem with the cookies not clearing for a few weeks ago but it was only on one site not all sites which is what's happening now.

My apologies if that's a little confusing. Thanks!

Asked by Lainey 8 years ago

Answered by Lainey 8 years ago

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Firefox crashes randomly even with all extensions disabled and new profile, but not in safe mode

Starting from about 2 weeks ago, Firefox has been crashing. The crashes is seemingly random, but normally happens when many pages/tabs are open. Also, all observed crashe… (read more)

Starting from about 2 weeks ago, Firefox has been crashing. The crashes is seemingly random, but normally happens when many pages/tabs are open. Also, all observed crashes happened in middle of some user operations. If I just leave it open(and loaded), it would never crash even after a long time.

Also, the crashes would still happen even after ALL extensions are disabled manually. However it doesn't seem to happen in Safe Mode.

After every crash, in the crash report dialog, the "Details" report would not respond. However I can open the reports using about:crashes.

Before the crash would happen, sometimes the following ill-behaviors could be observed:

  • Firefox fails to render CJK characters, displaying them as square boxes instead
  • CJK IME(Namely Google Pinyin, an IME for Simplified Chinese) could no longer be activated in Firefox, neither on a webpage element nor on UIs of Firefox itself(i.e. address bar or search bar)

The following has been tried but no luck:

  • Disable ALL extensions manually
  • Start a new profile
  • Reset Firefox
  • Uninstall/Reinstall Firefox
  • Switch from FX 14 to 15, then to 16 beta

Asked by Rainarrow 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Making default search in homepage having restore previous session option to google

Hello. Recently i installed yahoo messenger but later uninstalled it. After that am getting this problem that my default search in fox's homepage has been changed to yaho… (read more)

Hello. Recently i installed yahoo messenger but later uninstalled it. After that am getting this problem that my default search in fox's homepage has been changed to yahoo instead of google. Am talking about the search box situated in restore previous session option page. I want to know how to change this back to google. Thanks in advance.

Asked by viggiavu 8 years ago

Answered by ideato 8 years ago

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Firefox crashed now launcher bar is back! :P

Okay, I had some help from the community getting rid of the Launcher Bar on the bottom of my home page and it worked well for several months, then the other day Firefox c… (read more)

Okay, I had some help from the community getting rid of the Launcher Bar on the bottom of my home page and it worked well for several months, then the other day Firefox crashed and when I got it restarted it also started throwing up the launcher bar again. I tried the solution given to my by madperson a few months ago but now it doesn`t seem to work even if I restart my computer. "Chosen solution by madperson

this line in the userContent.css file should hide the bar:

@-moz-document url("about:home") { #launcher {display:none!important} } "


When looking at the profiles.ini it seems Firefox has reconstructed itself to search another folder... 2lbb5bu1.default-1348169446250.

Can anyone come up with an idea to get rid of the launcher bar on the bottom of my Google homepage? THHHAAAAAANNNNK You!

Asked by freeze625 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Is there any way to prevent the right click context menu from combining Stop/Reload?

Is there any way (about:config tweak, or something) to prevent the right click context menu from combining Stop/Reload? Screenshot of what I'm talking about: http://picse… (read more)

Is there any way (about:config tweak, or something) to prevent the right click context menu from combining Stop/Reload?

Screenshot of what I'm talking about: http://picsend.net/images/873089StupidReloadSto.png

Asked by hlve 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Where do I Go to Download, Video Download Helper v. 4.9.10 ?

My day started with a New Browser format (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/central/) From there my Download Helper Icon disappeared...even though at You Tube the Ico… (read more)

My day started with a New Browser format (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/central/) From there my Download Helper Icon disappeared...even though at You Tube the Icon does appear to & seems to work. Next I went to (http://www.downloadhelper.net/install.php) but that was No Help...problem only got worse. Maybe If I went to Another Computer and found an OLD Version (copy & paste) I could get the Icon back. Why does this have to be so hard since I'm at Mozilla Support? After looking for my old version in My Files and trying to find my old DH it had been replaced with a tryout version. Nothing worked better than the old version...prove me wrong... give me Video Download Helper v. 4.9.10.

Asked by TuffnTerrible 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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one website gets pushed to google for me and for others, other sites fine, safari works, but not firefox

this is also happening to other users of this website. This happened with ff 15 which kept freezing up and with ff 16 Beta which does not freeze. I've rebooted everything… (read more)

this is also happening to other users of this website. This happened with ff 15 which kept freezing up and with ff 16 Beta which does not freeze. I've rebooted everything to no avail. Webmaster says other similar complaints received

Asked by gullett 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial e… (read more)

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial extension isn't working correctly with FF 16.

Asked by Baldape 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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ca certificate sometimes does not work

We're using a ca certificate that worked fine until upgrading firefox to vereson 16. Some websites still work fine but on other websites I have to confirm that I know the… (read more)

We're using a ca certificate that worked fine until upgrading firefox to vereson 16. Some websites still work fine but on other websites I have to confirm that I know the risks of this untrusted connection.

Asked by beer1987 7 years ago

Answered by beer1987 7 years ago

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https pages come up as raw code

http loads fine and normal, https is looking like ?�??��i{۸�(��� ƾ��۔LR��J_�q��d�p�Ę?i��l���_��FIN��{晉b�? ��P(? ��??�_ܥ�1.&���??�$�4?l��-? !?[�H?��s?N�z����?�7�(�??B… (read more)

http loads fine and normal, https is looking like

?�??��i{۸�(��� ƾ��۔LR��J_�q��d�p�Ę?i��l���_��FIN��{晉b�? ��P(? ��??�_ܥ�1.&���??�$�4?l��-? !?[�H?��s?N�z����?�7�(�??B7x��$,\� ͒?`��H�O�E8-?[�( �?%�(?/��M?�.m�[O�#����8|2���Q3�?��>t3��>��-�(-�4H�u�i��:�8غ�td}|�Nf��&��V���ۣ�9 ??=�M�"J�;�����?�??Gq��

I have updated and disabled all addons and plugins, i cant work it out this problem doesn't happen with other browsers

Asked by DarkNexus 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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firefox does not open new tabs or windows on rightclick menu (xpsp3) since upgrade to v 16.0 . is there a fix?

right-click on a link, and left click on "open link in new tab". nothing happens. no new tab is created. right-click on a link, and left click on "open link in new window… (read more)

right-click on a link, and left click on "open link in new tab". nothing happens. no new tab is created. right-click on a link, and left click on "open link in new window". nothing happens. no new window is opened. behaviour observed with firefox 16.0 (upgraded from 15.1) on windows xp sp3

firefox 16.0 behaves as you would expect with slackware 14.0

is there a fix for this regression

Asked by timsoft 7 years ago

Answered by elan114 7 years ago

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certificate problem, but option to accept anyway has gone.

since upgrading to firefox 16.0 the option to accept a certificate anyway when present with a "This Connection is Untrusted" message by firefox has disappeared. There is … (read more)

since upgrading to firefox 16.0 the option to accept a certificate anyway when present with a "This Connection is Untrusted" message by firefox has disappeared. There is now no way I can actually continue to the web site (https) in question. there should be a button to "continue anyway" this behaviour is on winxp sp3

on linux (slackware 14.0) the site opens fine without any certificate warning or complaints.! on winXpsp3 with firefox 15.1 site opens fine without certificate warning.

comparing with another browser (ie8) which warns, but gives option to continue

Asked by timsoft 7 years ago

Answered by timsoft 7 years ago

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Why doesn't my tab button on the keyboard work since upgrading to FF 16.0?

Noticed this when trying to move on your website, GMail etc so that I can move from field to field (example: To field in Gmail, hit tab button on keyboard to move to Subj… (read more)

Noticed this when trying to move on your website, GMail etc so that I can move from field to field (example: To field in Gmail, hit tab button on keyboard to move to Subject field). Tab button non responsive. Safari and Chrome still have this ability. Obviously something has occurred as I upgraded today to 16.0 and yet I was fine in 15.x.

This key is important for speed for daily work. Please advise how I can re-activate it's functionality.

Thank you.

Asked by tdmoore2 7 years ago

Answered by tdmoore2 7 years ago

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Typing in the addressbar (location bar) creates dropdown list with icons but no visible URLs FF16 - why is this?

As I type a url, the location bar populates with a suggestion to match what I've typed... However, a dropdown list also appears. But since upgrading to FF16 it displays o… (read more)

As I type a url, the location bar populates with a suggestion to match what I've typed... However, a dropdown list also appears. But since upgrading to FF16 it displays only icons and no text. I can still use the mouse or arrow keys to choose an invisible item and link to that url.

Asked by krumike 7 years ago

Answered by ideato 7 years ago

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Java error message

When I start-up FireFox I get a pop-up message "You need to install Java to use RecipeFox" . Java is installed and updated. I have no trouble using it but I can't get rid… (read more)

When I start-up FireFox I get a pop-up message "You need to install Java to use RecipeFox" . Java is installed and updated. I have no trouble using it but I can't get rid of that annoying message and must close it before FireFox will start up.

Asked by Richard 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago