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How do I set new windows to open my homepage, but new tabs to open blank?

I have my browser set to restore the previous session when I open Firefox, and new tabs to open blank. With these settings, I used to be able to open new windows and hav… (read more)

I have my browser set to restore the previous session when I open Firefox, and new tabs to open blank. With these settings, I used to be able to open new windows and have my homepage load, while keeping the behaviors previously mentioned intact, but when I open a new window now, I get a blank page.

Is there any way to restore the previous behavior, or are all tabs now seen as the same now, whether they're opened as part of new windows or existing windows?

Asked by davidkingster 6 years ago

Answered by Nellus 6 years ago

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Copy/Paste not working in Firefox v23 & v24 without ZoneAlarm installed

Recently I updated my Firefox from version 22 to 23 and I noticed copy and paste text from web pages in Firefox to other applications like notepad and even Firefox not wo… (read more)

Recently I updated my Firefox from version 22 to 23 and I noticed copy and paste text from web pages in Firefox to other applications like notepad and even Firefox not working in my windows 8 x86. Copying text from other apps like notepad and pasting to Firefox works fine! I also updated it to beta v24 and same problem is still there. I don't have any issue with IE. BTW I don't have ZoneAlarm Installed.

Asked by Ehsan 7 years ago

Answered by Ehsan 7 years ago

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FF23.0.1 crashing. Can't fix. FF24 works

I was using 23.0.1 because GIFs play too fast in FF24, which is a WHOOOLE other issue I'm trying to figure out. Anyways Suddenly FF23.0.1 crashed. I closed it, reopened,… (read more)

I was using 23.0.1 because GIFs play too fast in FF24, which is a WHOOOLE other issue I'm trying to figure out.

Anyways Suddenly FF23.0.1 crashed. I closed it, reopened, crashed. Reinstalled, crashed. Uninstalled, restarted, installed, crashed.

Using Win7 It gives this error message:

Error message is this: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: firefox.exe Application Version: 23.0.1.4974 Application Timestamp: 520bc252 Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.18229 Fault Module Timestamp: 51fb1072 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 0002e04e OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3 Locale ID: 4105 Additional Information 1: e8ad Additional Information 2: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863 Additional Information 3: e8ad Additional Information 4: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863

Read our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid= ... cid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

HALP!

Asked by JChowda 6 years ago

Answered by JChowda 6 years ago

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I can no longer log in to my enewspaper (vancouversun.com) using Firefox 24 - works with IE9. What's changed and how can I correct it?

For years I've been able to log in to my epaper at www.vancouversun .com, but just lately that's changed. I enter my name and password, hit the sign in button and every… (read more)

For years I've been able to log in to my epaper at www.vancouversun .com, but just lately that's changed. I enter my name and password, hit the sign in button and everything just hangs. It's possible that the problem started after the latest update to Firefox 24, but I'm not positive. I can log in OK using IE9 - I tried it as a test. I suspect it's some kind of security feature, but is there a way I can override it for this site?

Asked by PatL 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox is preventing my on-line banking

I am unable to long on to my on-line banking. Both the bank and Trend tell me that is it the fault of Firefox. Firefox is a new browser for me and I have made it my defau… (read more)

I am unable to long on to my on-line banking. Both the bank and Trend tell me that is it the fault of Firefox. Firefox is a new browser for me and I have made it my default. This is now my second day of dealing with this problem.

Asked by janeginn 6 years ago

Answered by janeginn 6 years ago

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Saved userid passwords will not load on yahoo after clicking form on sign on page firefox 24

When I go to Yahoo Mail I usually can just click the User ID area and the ID and Password information will load as Firefox has that information already saved. That functi… (read more)

When I go to Yahoo Mail I usually can just click the User ID area and the ID and Password information will load as Firefox has that information already saved. That function has stopped with the update to Firefox 24. The user ID and Password information are still saved in FireFox.

What does happen is that if I go to tools/Options/ Security menu and then close it and then try to load the Yahoo mail and click the form it does the auto complete. If I navigate away from that page and go back the information will not load unless I open the Options menu again.

This update seems to have broken the auto complete function.

Asked by Snake2424 6 years ago

Answered by tnlrandall126621 6 years ago

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today firefox has made my yahoo mail page bad, turned on internet explorer and mail works

was working fine on firefox this morning and then when I came back to the mail blink and a completely different screen and colors and white boxes with letters and numbers… (read more)

was working fine on firefox this morning and then when I came back to the mail blink and a completely different screen and colors and white boxes with letters and numbers where the buttons were, nothing worked through yahoo advice so I did a system restore and the same screen came up...tried the email account on another computer and it showed up fine...nothing was newly installed or updated. So changed to Internet Explorer and the mail account works, the buttons and theme, looks like it always has. I also turned off everything, did a restart, my email account came back on still looking strange.

Asked by janiceviann 6 years ago

Answered by mjboerner 6 years ago

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Can't open Yahoo email with Firefox, it works with Chrome...how to fix this?

Since last Friday, I have not been able to access my Yahoo email account using Firefox. I am able to access it with IE and Chrome, but with Firefox I get the message Bad … (read more)

Since last Friday, I have not been able to access my Yahoo email account using Firefox. I am able to access it with IE and Chrome, but with Firefox I get the message Bad Request Syntax and Invalid HTTP request. How can I fix this so that I can use Firefox with my email account?

Asked by Midamerica 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Trouble restoring bookmarks from older FF version, "Unable to process the backup file.", already tried deleting 'places.sqlite'

I reformatted and reinstalled Windows 7 on a computer that has not been used for about a year. Before wiping the HDD, I backed up the Firefox bookmarks in the form of a .… (read more)

I reformatted and reinstalled Windows 7 on a computer that has not been used for about a year. Before wiping the HDD, I backed up the Firefox bookmarks in the form of a .json file (I do not know which version of FF was installed on the computer before, but I know it was at least a year old).

After reinstalling Windows and installing Firefox 24.0, I attempted to restore the bookmarks using the "Bookmarks -> Import & Backup -> Restore -> Choose File..." option. The error message I get says "Unable to process the backup file."

I already tried searching for this problem but I couldn't find anything exact. It sounds silly since I just installed FF, but I attempted to delete the "places.sqlite" file based on some other similar problems, but that did not fix the issue.

My only thought is that it must be an issue with incompatible versions of FF bookmarks. Is there any way to recover the bookmarks from the .json file?

Asked by ds_k7 6 years ago

Answered by ds_k7 6 years ago

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Why has the function of my up & down arrow keys changed? Did I click something by accident? Help please?

Why has the function of my up & down arrow keys changed? Did I click something by accident? Help please? (My new kitten *might* have stood on something on my keyboa… (read more)

Why has the function of my up & down arrow keys changed? Did I click something by accident? Help please?

(My new kitten *might* have stood on something on my keyboard - she's done that before & put Full Screen mode on, but I managed to fix that)

Normally, I scroll down a web page a bit at a time using the down arrow key on my laptop keyboard. Since yesterday, when I press the down arrow, the page jumps to the bottom (like pressing PageDown would do) and the up arrow jumps all the way back up.

How do I set it back so that it scrolls a bit whilst I press the key?

Asked by Lancs 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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i can't change ff start page. i edited options menu. i changed about:config /browser.starter.homepage but ff still opens with start page. i don't want this.

everytime i start firefox it opens on firefox start page. i don't want this. i want my own home page. i have changed it several times in 'options-general-when firefox sta… (read more)

everytime i start firefox it opens on firefox start page. i don't want this. i want my own home page. i have changed it several times in 'options-general-when firefox starts...' but alas to no avail..it still starts up with the firefox start page. i have also gone to 'about:config' and changed the value of 'browser.startup.homepage' to my homepage. i restarted firefox and it worked...but just the once. the next time i opened firefox it started up once again with the firefox homepage. i have done scans, i have tried to remove the hometab with various anti virus/anti malware programms.. i have sieved through my registry..it doesn't matter what i do.. firefox starts up with it's own homepage which i do not want. please can you help?.. it's driving me nuts. i don't really want to have to reinstall firefox. thanks in advance x ps. firefox also keeps crashing on me  :(

Asked by britingermany 6 years ago

Answered by user693271 6 years ago

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Can't get focus to address bar in new tab

I have tried everything said in previous posts and unfortunately i cant get it to focus the address bar. I have tried uninstalling all adons, restarted in safe mode, this… (read more)

I have tried everything said in previous posts and unfortunately i cant get it to focus the address bar. I have tried uninstalling all adons, restarted in safe mode, this should be like this automatically, but for some reason it isn't. Can i change something in about:config?

Ty

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Asked by Alex_r 6 years ago

Answered by Alex_r 6 years ago

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Can't resize firefox so i can drag and drop to create a shortcut

I can't make my Firefox page smaller so I can drag and drop a web site to create a shortcut. I am using windows 7. I have no grippe when i point in the lower right corner… (read more)

I can't make my Firefox page smaller so I can drag and drop a web site to create a shortcut. I am using windows 7. I have no grippe when i point in the lower right corner. When I use zoom the page itself re sizes but not the window. I just need to see a little of my desktop so I can create a shortcut.

Asked by limomitch 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Can't close BookMark SideBar

I'm running FireFox on Windows XP SP3. I selected a bookmark from the bookmark drop down menu. Instead of opening a new tab, the URL for the bookmark opened in the Bookm… (read more)

I'm running FireFox on Windows XP SP3.

I selected a bookmark from the bookmark drop down menu. Instead of opening a new tab, the URL for the bookmark opened in the Bookmark sidebar to the left of the main tab content.

Now, I cannot close or shrink to nothing the Bookmark sidebar. It takes up a lot of the screen & it is very frustrating that I cannot close or shrink it.

Please let me know if you have any tips on what to do to get rid of it.

Thanks.


Update:

I was able to close the sidebar by selecting the menu item View>Sidebar>Bookmarks. So, problem is practically solved. However, I was not able to get the sidebar to close by selecting the x in the upper right corner of the sidebar. There seems to be a bug in that mechanism to close the sidebar.

Thanks.

Asked by cthorne 6 years ago

Answered by TheOldFox 6 years ago

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Firefox restores my previous session everytime. How can I make it default to ONLY my homepage on start?

This problem began one day without changing any settings months ago. I have read all the tip,s tricks, and step-by-step instructions for these settings on the Firefox su… (read more)

This problem began one day without changing any settings months ago. I have read all the tip,s tricks, and step-by-step instructions for these settings on the Firefox support forum, but without telling my PC to clear my history each time then it will start my previous session without fail. I want my history saved, I just don't want to have my previous session to be the the Firefox start up page. It's very irritating when I start Firefox up and have to go and close out five tabs as well as clicking the home button just to get to what I specified to be my home page. I'm very much distraught since I just read a question that was posted over 3 months ago with the exact same issue but with no solution. Anyway I appreciate anyone's help.

Please: no suggestions that would imply I never touched a computer. If it's the basics... I've already made the attempt.

Asked by popimpexpress 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Downloaded files suddenly started to have wrong group permissions

I'm on an Imac 10.7.5, using FireFox 24. Suddenly, all the files I download through FF could not be accessed from anywhere else in the network except my Imac. I finally … (read more)

I'm on an Imac 10.7.5, using FireFox 24. Suddenly, all the files I download through FF could not be accessed from anywhere else in the network except my Imac. I finally checked the downloaded files permissions to find that FF started to restrict group access (anyone = No access). Never had this problem before. Somehow FF started not obeying the permissions settings of the target folder. I tried lots of fixes, I even deleted FF with all its relevant files..made a clean install but the problem won't go away. Important to note that Safari and chrome are still downloading all files with correct group permissions.

Asked by Aymondo 6 years ago

Answered by Aymondo 6 years ago

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usps labels generated incorrectly

I am using PayPal to generate my mailing labels and this has been going on for quite awhile. If I use FF, the labels are about 65% of the proper size. If I use IE they a… (read more)

I am using PayPal to generate my mailing labels and this has been going on for quite awhile.

If I use FF, the labels are about 65% of the proper size. If I use IE they are about 105% of the proper size. This is not a printer issue, they are being received incorrectly.

I have examples of two labels that show the problem, but no way to attach them.

The problem is the same whether I print or Adobe Acrobat or my Samsung laser printer. Everything else prints correctly.

As I glanced at the Troubleshooting info this line caught my attention:

          "print.printer_CutePDF_Writer.print_shrink_to_fit": false,

I have not had this program on my computer fro a long time. It does not show up in Process or Services in the task manager. A search of my entire hard drive does not show anything related to cutepdf. If I go to Devices and Printers it is not there either.

The below printer program might be the Quicken PDF printer otherwise I do not know where it came from either.

            "print.printer_PrimoPDF.print_margin_right": "0.5",

Asked by Fred 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago