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I cannot get rid of a tab/website even after removing/reinstalling Firefox

I have a tab/website that I cannot close. Every time I try, I receive a large window that states "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page? PRESS ESCAPE OR C… (read more)

I have a tab/website that I cannot close. Every time I try, I receive a large window that states "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page? PRESS ESCAPE OR CLOSE THIS ALERT", then the site remains. I removed Firefow from my computer. Then went to the Firefox web site, re-installed Firefox and the same website/tab in still there.

What is happening here?

Asked by Cleghorne 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Can I specify a Web Page to open (i.e., a Home Page) when I create a new Tab?

When I create a new Tab, I get a blank page. I'd like the Tab to start-out with a Home Page that I specify - similar to the option that Firefox provides for each instanc… (read more)

When I create a new Tab, I get a blank page. I'd like the Tab to start-out with a Home Page that I specify - similar to the option that Firefox provides for each instance of Firefox that you start.

Asked by DanD 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Trouble editing text fields since upgrading to FF 3.5+

Ever since I upgraded to Firefox 3.5, I've had trouble editing text fields, both in some websites and in FF itself. I first noticed this when I went to edit the name of a… (read more)

Ever since I upgraded to Firefox 3.5, I've had trouble editing text fields, both in some websites and in FF itself. I first noticed this when I went to edit the name of a website I was bookmarking. Clicking in the blocked-out title should (and used to) clear the block and position the cursor, but now the only way to edit it is to use the keyboard keys (End, Home, arrow, etc.).

Now I'm also finding a similar problem in the Facebook status update field, where it doesn't always respond to clicking or double-clicking my mouse to highlight a word or reposition the cursor.

I just upgraded to the latest 3.6 and was hoping this would be fixed, but it's the same or worse. Is anyone else having this problem?

Asked by starhugger 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How to delete a language from the spell check?

I'm using Firefox with Linux and I really like it. I am wondering how to remove a couple of languages options that I don't use from the spell check. I tried going to too… (read more)

I'm using Firefox with Linux and I really like it. I am wondering how to remove a couple of languages options that I don't use from the spell check. I tried going to tools > Adds on > Languages and disable Firefox (en-AU) Firefox (en-CA) and Firefox (en-GB) but that did not work. I would like to just have English US the Spanish and the medical dictionary.

Asked by juaneduardo11 9 years ago

Answered by vindec 8 years ago

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How do I mark my post as SOLVED ?

I posted a question and have resolved the problem myself. How do I mark it as solved so others don't waste time replying? Seems that some basic FAQ or Help instructions … (read more)

I posted a question and have resolved the problem myself.

How do I mark it as solved so others don't waste time replying? Seems that some basic FAQ or Help instructions for this forum would be useful

Asked by peterseattle 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Cookies deleted using Remove All Cookies keep coming back

I tried to delete all cookies using Tools->Options->Show Cookies->Remove All Cookies. But all deleted cookies keep coming back after few seconds. I suspect there… (read more)

I tried to delete all cookies using Tools->Options->Show Cookies->Remove All Cookies. But all deleted cookies keep coming back after few seconds. I suspect there is a malware doing this. I run into this problem in the past. It was caused by an AddOn called something like * xg.dll by Relevant Knowledge. When this add-on was removed the problem went away. But now, it comes back again.

Asked by basuki_ns 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Just one site - fsheff.com - doesn't show images in Firefox; they appear in The Other Browser.

Just one site - fsheff.com - doesn't show images in Firefox; they appear in The Other Browser. The site also leaves a little blue hummingbird as favicon.ico. I don't know… (read more)

Just one site - fsheff.com - doesn't show images in Firefox; they appear in The Other Browser. The site also leaves a little blue hummingbird as favicon.ico. I don't know if this was true before migrating to Win7, but it doesn't seem so.

Add'l problem just noted: The address bar does not show the displayed page name once a page other than the "http://fsheff.com/" is selected on that site. "http://fsheff.com/" sits there as long as you are on that site.

Weird.

Asked by fyougitive 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox updated automatically while internet was disconnected, and now it is showing that I have the updated version of Firefox. What should I do?

I started Firefox while the internet was disconnected. But before opening, Firefox updated automatically, not notifying me that I was disconnected. It now shows that I ha… (read more)

I started Firefox while the internet was disconnected. But before opening, Firefox updated automatically, not notifying me that I was disconnected. It now shows that I have the most updated version of Firefox. What should I do? Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.

Asked by coolbones96 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Problem using FlickR

When using the 'Action' drop down tab on FlickR to view a larger size of a photo, I now just get two spooling dots instead of the list of actions. This did not happen bef… (read more)

When using the 'Action' drop down tab on FlickR to view a larger size of a photo, I now just get two spooling dots instead of the list of actions. This did not happen before I installed the 3.6 latest upgrade this morning. I am running WIN XP on Comcast.

Asked by pnkfloyd 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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The compose button will not work in Gmail - it does with IE.

The very top buttons calendar sign out etc, compose button, Tasks and contact buttons in Gmail do not work. All other buttons work. All work fine when using IE. I have … (read more)

The very top buttons calendar sign out etc, compose button, Tasks and contact buttons in Gmail do not work. All other buttons work. All work fine when using IE. I have upgraded Firefox, 3.6.12. Cleared all cached, cookies etc & rebooted.

Asked by gfischell 9 years ago

Answered by yeltb 9 years ago

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I cannot compose nor reply to email in Gmail using Firefox, but IE works fine. Also I cannot logout of Gmail using Firefox.....Need to go to IE to logout. Can you help me?

This problem just started two days ago. In addition, I cannot click on "Settings"............For all these problems listed, all I get is "Loading" at the top of the gmail… (read more)

This problem just started two days ago. In addition, I cannot click on "Settings"............For all these problems listed, all I get is "Loading" at the top of the gmail page.

Asked by bombaytea 9 years ago

Answered by pstuart 9 years ago

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I have closed the toolbars and navigation bar by mistake and do not see any way to re-open them. I have absolutely nothing at the top of the page except the blue mozilla border. HELP!!

The Mozilla help refers to the tool bars to reset the tool bars. I dont see anything and cannot find anything by right clicking anywhere on the page.

Asked by mstach 9 years ago

Answered by Helper7677 9 years ago

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Since updating to the latest FireFox, 3.6.12, it seems to hang a lot while surfing.

I just updated today, and it seems like every website I visit causes FireFox to hang. Windows Vista reports that FireFox has stopped responding. I get no Crash ID info. … (read more)

I just updated today, and it seems like every website I visit causes FireFox to hang. Windows Vista reports that FireFox has stopped responding. I get no Crash ID info. Nice Update!!!

Asked by lhrabar 9 years ago

Answered by andejesus 9 years ago

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Pop-up blocker exception list is cleared at Firefox 3.6.12 startup.

Whenever I allow pop-ups for a web site, the specification to allow block-ups for that website is lost after a restart. I.e., upon starting Firefox, the Pop-up blocker ex… (read more)

Whenever I allow pop-ups for a web site, the specification to allow block-ups for that website is lost after a restart. I.e., upon starting Firefox, the Pop-up blocker exception list is empty.

Asked by MarkSorkin 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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how often does firefox automatically backup the user's bookmarks?

From the example given in the Firefox tutorial, it would appear that Firefox performs an automatic backup of the user's bookmarks in a haphazard fashion, i.e. sometimes e… (read more)

From the example given in the Firefox tutorial, it would appear that Firefox performs an automatic backup of the user's bookmarks in a haphazard fashion, i.e. sometimes every day and other times several days (weeks) go by without Firefox automatically backing up the bookmarks. Does anyone know how often we can rely on Firefox performing an automatic bookmark backup? I'm new to Firefox and want to know if I need to perform regular manual backups of the bookmarks to be safe in case of crash. Thanks!

Asked by BPolk 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Trusted Untrusted connection

For many months on one of my computers when I'm trying to connect to: https://hitslink.com/logincheck.aspx I've got that strange message "This Connection is Untrusted" Wh… (read more)

For many months on one of my computers when I'm trying to connect to: https://hitslink.com/logincheck.aspx I've got that strange message "This Connection is Untrusted" While I managed to add this exception permanently on some computers, it is impossible on one of them. Why? Every time I'm connecting to this website, I have to add the exception again and again.

Asked by kurwamac 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago