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My default search engine has been set to something other than Google. How do I switch it back?

Somehow my default search engine has been changed from Google to something called "My Web Search". I want to switch it back to Google, but I can't figure out how. I dis… (read more)

Somehow my default search engine has been changed from Google to something called "My Web Search". I want to switch it back to Google, but I can't figure out how. I disabled the plugin and removed it from my search engine options in the upper right corner, but nothing has changed.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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I cannot upgrade from ff 2.0.0.11 to 3.x on my Linux eee PC

I am unfamiliar with Linux. I want to upgrade my little daughter's eee PC, because Firefox is very outdated. I spent a whole day downloading all sorts of stuff (gtk+2.10,… (read more)

I am unfamiliar with Linux. I want to upgrade my little daughter's eee PC, because Firefox is very outdated. I spent a whole day downloading all sorts of stuff (gtk+2.10, Asus1-files.deb, etc.) and have been typing all the advised commands exactly. Whatever the source (Softpedia, Mozilla, Ubuntu, wiki.eeeuser, 3eportal), nothing gets it done. Is there anyone on this planet that can help a desperate father out? Is there a logical way to upgrade without typing hours of code?

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Not sure how often

== i wanted to update my daughther's eee PC

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox hangs when loading YouTube video... sometimes.

Firefox hangs when I try to load YouTube videos, especially the ones embedded in a blog/facebook. After few minutes of hanging, the browser color fades and shows the mass… (read more)

Firefox hangs when I try to load YouTube videos, especially the ones embedded in a blog/facebook. After few minutes of hanging, the browser color fades and shows the massage "not responding" on the bar at the top of the window (Where firefox icon is showing). If I press "Ctrl+Alt+Del", Windows freeze (mouse and keyboard won't work as well) and I can't do anything but turning the system off the hard way. When I open the task manager from the start menu and try to end the process (firefox), the regular warning shows up and nothing happens after I press "OK" button. If I try to restart Windows while Firefox is not responding, Windows will ask me to choose one of following 2 options: “Restart Anyways” or “Cancel to go back to quit Firefox”, but it freezes and again I can't do anything but turning the system off the hard way.

I re-installed the flash plug-in and it seems to work after I do so, but it will hang again after a while (few days, sometimes few hours after). I disabled all the plug-in and turning them on one by one to see if they are causing the problem, but YouTube seem to work when I am trying to check. However, It will hang again after I browse for a while.

This is really frustrating because I have to force quit the whole system everytime this happens. Please give me an advice if there is a solution.

This happened

A few times a week

== Loading YouTube Videos

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by c_laverne 9 years ago

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can't get facebook to load any pages

Every time I've tried to access Facebook today I've encountered problems. Sometimes I can get it to load the login page and when I log in, my home page is blank. I got it… (read more)

Every time I've tried to access Facebook today I've encountered problems. Sometimes I can get it to load the login page and when I log in, my home page is blank. I got it to load my homepage once, and when I tried to access my messages, it went to a blank page. I have tried to refresh and reload the page numerous times and it still does the same thing. I've shut the computer down and re-started it, and the same result. Myspace, Yahoo and Hotmail load just fine, as do other websites. I've cleared my history and cache, and am at a loss now! Can anyone help?

Troubleshooting information

Firefox version is 3.6.7 Operating system is Windows 7 not sure if I have plugins installed or not

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Firefox will not update.

"Software Update Failed: The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer, and then restart Firefox to tr… (read more)

"Software Update Failed: The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer, and then restart Firefox to try again."

Asked by TariM 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I see how to transfer the "Favorites" from one computer to another, but I can't find how to transfer "Favorites" from Internet Explorer to Firefox on the same computer. I do not want to erase from Internet Explorer, merely add to firefox.

You show instructions how to add the "Favorites" from Internet Explorer to Firefox from one computer to another, but I don't see how to add the "Favorites" from Internet … (read more)

You show instructions how to add the "Favorites" from Internet Explorer to Firefox from one computer to another, but I don't see how to add the "Favorites" from Internet Explorer to Firefox on the same computer with which I have both. I do not want to erase the "Favorites" from Internet Explorer, merely add to Firefox.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by sherlock1212@q.com 9 years ago

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How do you import Maxthon bookmark folders into Firefox (without doing each .url individually)?

Hi, I am trying to import all my bookmarks from Maxthon into Firefox,. Problem is all my bookmarks are in folders, but Firefox Import will only let me do one bookmark at … (read more)

Hi, I am trying to import all my bookmarks from Maxthon into Firefox,. Problem is all my bookmarks are in folders, but Firefox Import will only let me do one bookmark at a time. Is there any way to import all folders at one time or at least folder by folder? Thank you very much if you can help.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by TonyE 10 years ago

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download large file uses vast amounts of memory and makes the whole system slow

download large (> 500MB) files uses vast amounts of memory which causes the system to grind to a halt. You need to restart firefox after the download completes to free… (read more)

download large (> 500MB) files uses vast amounts of memory which causes the system to grind to a halt. You need to restart firefox after the download completes to free up the memory properly

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Every time Firefox opened

== 3.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by User2968 10 years ago

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Associate ed2k protocol to program (eMule or aMule etc. )

Hello to the to the Firefox team , When one click a eMule or aMule (P2P) link , there is no option to associate it with /usr/bin/ed2k (the P2P program) . In former versi… (read more)

Hello to the to the Firefox team ,

When one click a eMule or aMule (P2P) link , there is no

option to associate it with /usr/bin/ed2k (the P2P program) .

In former versions you had to go in "about:config" and enter a New then Boolean with as name :

    "network.protocol-handler.external.ed2k"  and value :
    "true" 

Then again New String "network.protocol-handler.app.ed2k"

with "/path/to/ed2k" as a value .

I have Firefox 3.6.7 on a Fedora 13 O.S. and the classic

doesn't do the trick . How comes ?

Now I get a warning window witch basically says : (translated & abbreviated from Dutch)

" don't now how to open this address , this protocol (ed2k) isn't associated with any program "

Only option is the OK button , end of history , no way to

associate , as explained in MIME types etc.. ...

I've no idea , and there seams to be nobody else having

the problem , there isn't anything in the FAQ's or the

knowledge base .

Thank you for the attention ,

Sincerely greeted

Martin

Asked by TmartinT 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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can't uninstall firefox

firefox has bugged my computer. i can't search. get redirected to useless sites. won't uninstall. This happened Every time Firefox opened == last couple of weeks … (read more)

firefox has bugged my computer. i can't search. get redirected to useless sites. won't uninstall.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== last couple of weeks

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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My Firefox spellchecker doesn't seem to be working; in fact I'm not sure it exists. I have a hotmail account and when I try and use the hotmail spellcheck I get a message to say that I'm using a browser with a built-in spellcheck. Where on earth do I find

My firefox spellcheck doesn't seem to be working; that's assuming it exists at all.For example when I misspell a word when composing an email, using hotmail and I try to … (read more)

My firefox spellcheck doesn't seem to be working; that's assuming it exists at all.For example when I misspell a word when composing an email, using hotmail and I try to correct it using hotmail's spellcheck, I get a message saying that I'm using a browser that has it's own inbuilt spellcheck. If it's inbuilt how on earth do I find it?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== As far as I'm aware, always

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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British Dictionary? only an idiot would make this up!!!!!!

British Dictionary, is this the best Firefox can do? Britain is made up of Wales, Scott's, Northern Ireland and the English so how the hell do you have a British Dictiona… (read more)

British Dictionary, is this the best Firefox can do?

Britain is made up of Wales, Scott's, Northern Ireland and the English so how the hell do you have a British Dictionary.

I find in my reading on the net that the United States of (no heritage) America treat this subject with contempt.

I have posted endlessly to have Firefox's English Dictionary to be correctly labelled as American English, or English for the English, you would think that all the heads in Firefox's programmers and community could get this one round their minds.

English is a language spoken by people traditionally from ENGLAND!

American English is spoken by people living in the U.S.

British Language is a joke, totally wrong and yet again shows how the Americans steal heritage and label it as their own.

IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is no such thing as a British dictionary

Troubleshooting information

Highly insulting coming from a bunch of mongrels!

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by samet7 9 years ago

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3.6.7 Crashes

Firefox has started crashing on a frequent basis since 3.6.7. 3.6.6 would crash everyone once in a great while. 3.6.7 is crashing at least twice a day. No pattern. No… (read more)

Firefox has started crashing on a frequent basis since 3.6.7. 3.6.6 would crash everyone once in a great while. 3.6.7 is crashing at least twice a day. No pattern. No a particular website, plugin, etc causing it. Including 2 crash reports.

Crash ID(s)

674ef05b-4287-4863-94e6-a4a122100722, c506dc91-f0b1-4bac-8abe-633282100722

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by ffabris 10 years ago

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Re: another forum thread

Issue I have another kind of problem with Firefox Description Re: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/732746?hash=a0ca17d0ebc4007144af9581263a79ae#form Do I have t… (read more)

Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

Re: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/732746?hash=a0ca17d0ebc4007144af9581263a79ae#form Do I have to start it all the time in Safe Mode?


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

When I installed it.

Troubleshooting information

That solved my problem, but if I have to start Firefox in Safe-Mode all the time, I might as well go back to IE.

Firefox version

3.6.7

Operating system

Windows XP

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.7) Gecko/20100713 Firefox/3.6.7 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Plugins installed

  • -Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • GEPlugin
  • Motive Plugin for Mozilla Browsers
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Anyone seeing this hyjack http://promo.videocop.com/

I am being hyjacked to this http://promo.videocop.com/ .frequently. Is there anyone experiencing the same and if so how to you get rid of it. URL of affected sites vari… (read more)

I am being hyjacked to this http://promo.videocop.com/ .frequently. Is there anyone experiencing the same and if so how to you get rid of it.

URL of affected sites

various

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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got blank page when log in to facebook.com and not completely loaded youtube.com

After the latest update, i cannot access the normal page of facebook and youtube In facebook, the page is loaded completely but nothing displayed, it's all white in youtu… (read more)

After the latest update, i cannot access the normal page of facebook and youtube

In facebook, the page is loaded completely but nothing displayed, it's all white

in youtube, every times i goes to the site it takes too long than usual to load the page. moreover it ended up in the middle of loading progression so it display the strange youtube page to me. what should i do now ?

FYI: i've tried using other browsers, it all works !

URL of affected sites

http://www.facebook.com, http://www.youtube.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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How / or can, you search Exceptions - Cookies?

I want to know if there is a way to search through all the sites that you have blocked, or allow access to. Many time I will block a site only to find out that I do wan … (read more)

I want to know if there is a way to search through all the sites that you have blocked, or allow access to. Many time I will block a site only to find out that I do wan to allow them to be able to store cookies. Right now I can not find a way to search for the site, and not all sites start with www. :( I know that there is a search function for Saved Passwords, but I can not find one for Cookie Exceptions. Is there one? If not can I request one for the future releases? :)

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Since Firefox was installed

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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My back button is 'greyed out' and only worls intemittantly

I have erased and re- uploaded and installed firefox on several occasions now but it does not rectify. I'm on OS 10.4.11 and firefox version it the latest with all flash … (read more)

I have erased and re- uploaded and installed firefox on several occasions now but it does not rectify. I'm on OS 10.4.11 and firefox version it the latest with all flash updates installed.. Sometimes I can go back, most of the time I cannot.. Please help.

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Every time Firefox opened

== a few months ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by BizAnswers 9 years ago

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Firefox automatically updated itself to version 3.6.7 on even though it is not out yet as a stable release. The about page says it's version 3.6.7 without any mention of "beta" anywhere.

Firefox automatically updated itself to version 3.6.7 even though it is not out as a stable release. The about page says it is version 3.6.7 without any mention of "beta"… (read more)

Firefox automatically updated itself to version 3.6.7 even though it is not out as a stable release. The about page says it is version 3.6.7 without any mention of "beta" anywhere. What should I do? Reinstall the stable release or wait until the next automatic update?

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Every time Firefox opened

== Firefox auto updated today

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by TXGuy 10 years ago