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How to open certain mime type in Firefox browser

How can I make Firefox open a certain mime type file in Firefox itself and not start a new Firefox or save it to disk? The mime type is just an ascii file (text/x-dods_da… (read more)

How can I make Firefox open a certain mime type file in Firefox itself and not start a new Firefox or save it to disk? The mime type is just an ascii file (text/x-dods_das actually), but in Firefox I can only select "Save" "Always ask" or an external program. I want Firefox to just display the file.

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox only types numbers instead of letters

Hello. My problem is that I can't type english in firefox anymore. What happens is whenever I type, sometime english will be typed as it should, but then every typing key… (read more)

Hello.

My problem is that I can't type english in firefox anymore.

What happens is whenever I type, sometime english will be typed as it should, but then every typing keys start to type numbers only, from 0 through 9 in continuous interval. I think it triggers whenever i hit right shift, but I'm not sure yet.

I wrote this on notepad and copied and pasted on the details section.

I got this problem yesterday, 8/12/2010 and couldn't figure out how to fix it.

I tried to reinstall firefox, which didn't help.

I think its virus of some type, but antivirus isn't picking up any. The only new website I've been to and stayed for long time is called www.mangareader.net.

I don't have recovery option saved nor have a cd to reinstall.

How can I solve this problem?

Asked by yujaewoo 9 years ago

Last reply by MonikaR 8 years ago

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Firefox not loading any Google websites; all other sites load OK

I have been using Firefox on my HP laptop w/ Vista since the day I received the computer without incident. Last night, I attempted to "Google" something on the search bar… (read more)

I have been using Firefox on my HP laptop w/ Vista since the day I received the computer without incident. Last night, I attempted to "Google" something on the search bar and my Firefox froze on a white screen; the bottom toolbar read, "Transferring data from www.google.com"

I then tried to access my Gmail email --- no luck. Google maps would not load, Google.com loaded but I was unable to search, etc etc etc.

I have upgraded to the most recent version of Firefox (3.6.xxx, whatever was available as of today), I have done a Norton and a Malware Bites scan, I have upgraded flash/java...I have even cleared my cache, placed Google in the "Allow" list in Cookies, disabled add-ons --- NOTHING WORKS. (And yes, I even restarted my computer, too.)

I do NOT want to have to use Chrome or IE. I want to still use my Firefox, but if I can't fix it by the end of today, then I guess I'm out of luck. HELP ME FIREFOX! You're about to lose a loyal user because I cannot access my (VERY IMPORTANT) email accounts!

Anyone have a solution?

Asked by katbeee 9 years ago

Last reply by bert_a 9 years ago

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Cannot remove bing bar thru programs or add-ons. Bing bar does not show up in Programs (Windows 7) or as an extension under add-ons in Firefox, so I can't use the answer already posted on uinstalling bing. Is there another way to get rid of it?

I am running Firefox 3.6.8 on a hp pavillion laptop w/Windows 7. Bing is the search engine accessed by the address bar. I hate it, but can't find the program to uninsta… (read more)

I am running Firefox 3.6.8 on a hp pavillion laptop w/Windows 7. Bing is the search engine accessed by the address bar. I hate it, but can't find the program to uninstall, at least not via the control panel's programs function or the add-on feature in Firefox. Bing does not appear in either. How can I get rid of it????

Asked by spkoniak 9 years ago

Last reply by xVoODoOChilDx 8 years ago

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Firefox 3.6.8 won't open local php files. It opens the save as text dialog box instead.

When I try to open a local php file on my MAC hard drive with FF 3.6.8, the save file dialog box opens instead. It says: You have chosen to open index.php which is a Text… (read more)

When I try to open a local php file on my MAC hard drive with FF 3.6.8, the save file dialog box opens instead. It says: You have chosen to open index.php which is a TextEdit.app Document. I do not have this problem with Firefox 3.5.11.

I have tried: opening the file directly from Firefox as well as double clicking the file (which is the most common way).

I have also tried changing the file "open with" preference to "open with Firefox." That did not work either.

Any help on this would be appreciated. I'm on a MAC OS 10.5.8

Thnx, Nick

Asked by nickanthony 9 years ago

Last reply by dumili 8 years ago

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Firefox 4 hangs when accessing the "Verified By Visa" capability used by many UK online retailers including Tesco & The National Lottery; is this a known problem?

I recently upgraded to Firefox 4 from version 3 and have experienced a problem when trying to purchase online using my Visa debit card. UK stores and services are using t… (read more)

I recently upgraded to Firefox 4 from version 3 and have experienced a problem when trying to purchase online using my Visa debit card. UK stores and services are using the "Verified By Visa" system to double-check the validity of credit and debit cards and this capability is called by many stores at the end of their online payment process. Firefox 4 does not seem able to handle this capability and 'hangs' once data has been entered into the "Verified By Visa" window and sent to the server. This means that the transaction cannot be completed and funds cannot be transferred from Visa to the retailer/service provider. I have experienced this 'hanging' problem with both Tesco online groceries and with the UK National Lottery online site. Is this a known problem? I had no trouble using this service on these sites with the previous version of Firefox (3.6.8) but the error is solid in Version 4 of Firefox. Anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it? NB. I have reverted to the previous version of Firefox temporarily, so the troubleshooting information attached will be of little relevance to this question.

Asked by timberesford 9 years ago

Last reply by marcusjhdon 8 years ago

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firefox 3.6.8 does not recognize subsequent mouseclicks - window loses focus

After updating to firefox 3.6.8 on my macbook pro (OS X 10.4.11) Firefox fails to recognize subsequent mouse clicks. You can access the page initially, but then it seems … (read more)

After updating to firefox 3.6.8 on my macbook pro (OS X 10.4.11) Firefox fails to recognize subsequent mouse clicks. You can access the page initially, but then it seems to lose focus and become unresponsive to mouse clicks until you do something to break the cycle (clicking on desktop, minimizing and resizing window, etc). I reinstalled Adobe Flash update using full installer, since others have suggested that as a possible cause, but no joy. The browser window still does not recognize mouseclicks after an initially successful page load. You can tab to the next window (for example, if you want to enter something in search) but you cannot CLICK to enter the search window, nor can you click on links on the page, etc. It is totally unresponsive.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I updated Firefox to the version just before 3.6.8 -- then I updated to 3.6.8 to see if that fixed it -- it's still broken

Asked by AnonymousUser 9 years ago

Last reply by adragon 7 years ago

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What's an application/octet-stream and why does Firefox want me to open or save it?

I had just updated Firefox, I opened up Google, googled something and entered into the first webpage that came up- or tried to. What I got was a box from Firefox saying: … (read more)

I had just updated Firefox, I opened up Google, googled something and entered into the first webpage that came up- or tried to. What I got was a box from Firefox saying:

You have chosen to open the file

(URL of the webpage)

which is an application/octet-stream What would you like to do with this file?

          []Open With...   [Browse] (as a button)
          []Save As...
                           [Ok]              [Cancel]

This happens with every webpage that isn't from Google or Mozilla. If I hit Cancel, the webpage won't load, if I select Save As, no program I have can open it and if I select Open With, same situation. So... what gives? What's an application/octet-stream? Why won't Firefox open webpages apart from Google or Mozilla pages (my previous version of Firefox worked fine)?

Asked by trekkie 9 years ago

Last reply by mtfrancis 8 years ago

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How to stop automatic pop-up window "Firefox wants to use the font "Stone Sans Sem OS ITC TT Semi"?

Everytime I open Firefox I get the irritating pop-up window "Firefox wants to use the Font "Stone Sans Sem OS ITC TT Semi" on the volume, the font is not installed. I ins… (read more)

Everytime I open Firefox I get the irritating pop-up window "Firefox wants to use the Font "Stone Sans Sem OS ITC TT Semi" on the volume, the font is not installed. I installed the font, but I still get it.

The window gives me options "Do not ask again" "Show in Finder" "Don't Allow" "Allow".

I click "Do not ask me again" and "Allow" but I keep getting this every time. How to stop it?! Thanks.

Asked by duncan 9 years ago

Last reply by stealthbadger 8 years ago

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Bug when combine Facebook like iFrame and Google Adsense

Work fine in IE8, Chrome, Safari, Opera. Not work on FF When trying to combine in the same page google adsense code and facebook like button iframe code, the google ad… (read more)

Work fine in IE8, Chrome, Safari, Opera. Not work on FF

When trying to combine in the same page google adsense code and facebook like button iframe code, the google adsense ads show inside (take the iframe of) the litle iFrame of facebook button like, and the space for google ads is blank.

It's a new bug!

Asked by kepler 9 years ago

Last reply by Mazzz 8 years ago

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zonelarm on windows XP pro blocks firefox after update to 3.6.8. Is zonealarm or firefox at fault?

I've used firefox on windows XP (4 users) pro since version 2.x. I was happily applying every update until 3.6.7+(?). After installing update 3.6.8 my internet browser a… (read more)

I've used firefox on windows XP (4 users) pro since version 2.x. I was happily applying every update until 3.6.7+(?). After installing update 3.6.8 my internet browser access stopped working (I'm using Opera for the first time to write this). I've downgraded successfully three times (wating for zonealarm and Microsoft updates to resolve the issue inbetween) . I've downgraded to Firefox 3.6 but today I upgraded again to version 3.6.8 and again I had zonelarm reporting that it is blocking firefox (WHY, I allow access for firefox!?)

Asked by gaisake 9 years ago

Last reply by Helper7677 9 years ago

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BearShare has taken over browser page. How do I get rid of it?

I stupidly download BearShare. I have uninstalled it in all the usual places but it has taken over the firefox opening page of Google with a BearShare one. The problem … (read more)

I stupidly download BearShare. I have uninstalled it in all the usual places but it has taken over the firefox opening page of Google with a BearShare one. The problem is not on the laptop I am using but on a new Acer laptop with Windows 7. Help!

Asked by terrenceheath 9 years ago

Last reply by A.Friend 8 years ago

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My firefox,or "computer" wont play java games anymore,im not sure if my java is outdated or what.

Well,for about.. a month"give or take" my java wont work right,it doesnt play Java associated games,and even when i download the game,it still doesnt work. so i was wonde… (read more)

Well,for about.. a month"give or take" my java wont work right,it doesnt play Java associated games,and even when i download the game,it still doesnt work. so i was wondering if my Java is out of date or what?

Asked by lapie44 9 years ago

Last reply by Helper7677 9 years ago

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Firefox crashes when trying to open Add-Ons menu

Firstly the search bar that s part of the Google toolbar would not search what i typed in it, it would simply do nothing. After I discovered this I decided to go look at … (read more)

Firstly the search bar that s part of the Google toolbar would not search what i typed in it, it would simply do nothing. After I discovered this I decided to go look at the add-on or something in the add-on menu under tools. When I clicked "Add-On" firefox froze and has continued to do so everytime I click that option resulting in me having to force the program to close.

Asked by AreaEffect 9 years ago

Last reply by Hagar1 8 years ago

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How do I delete all data from the adress bar?

When you type something inton the adress bar, FF will show you a bunch of similar urls. I want to delete them ALL. How do I accomplish that? I have searched Google and t… (read more)

When you type something inton the adress bar, FF will show you a bunch of similar urls. I want to delete them ALL. How do I accomplish that? I have searched Google and tried different methods, but nothing works.

Asked by razzel 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Is there a Windows Media Player plugin for Windows 7?

Firefox tells me I need to manual install a plug-in for Windows Media Player but when it takes me to the plug-in it is only for Windows Vista and earlier Windows versions… (read more)

Firefox tells me I need to manual install a plug-in for Windows Media Player but when it takes me to the plug-in it is only for Windows Vista and earlier Windows versions. Should I install that plug-in or just not bother, as for some reason the content plays anyway?

Asked by WMdotcom 9 years ago

Last reply by Prophit319 8 years ago

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Firefox displays certain eBay auction pages with too much white space, why?

I have noticed that Firefox 3.6.8 is rendering ebay auction pages with a large block of white space between the section with the 'Description' and 'Payment and Postage' t… (read more)

I have noticed that Firefox 3.6.8 is rendering ebay auction pages with a large block of white space between the section with the 'Description' and 'Payment and Postage' tabs and the section above it. Also, there is a strange difference where the PayPal logo is displayed in that upper section. FF renders it with an eBay logo just beneath it but the eBay logo is sliced in half.

Internet Explorer renders the site correctly without white space and without the sliced-in-half eBay logo (which doesn't appear at all!). I am not sure that all ebay auction pages are affected in this way. My own auction pages certainly are and I write my own HTML listings and insert them in the HTML section when posting auctions. The screen shots are not one of my auctions so the problem is common to others.

Here is a screen shot of the problem area, rendered in Firefox http://members.iinet.com.au/~jegger/e.../firefox_ebay_rendition_.gif

and this is the same area rendered in IE8

http://members.iinet.com.au/~jegger/e.../internet_explorer_ebay_.gif

I hope these links work.

Having just spotted the Snipe It Firefox Add-on logo/button is on the Firefox window but not the IE I wondered if that was the cause of the odd rendering but disabling it and restarting FF made no difference.

By the way, I only have an old 17inch screen although I see no reason why screen size should affect this issue. I haven't inspected other aspects of eBay page rendition but this anomaly is glaringly obvious. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Banjine 9 years ago

Last reply by m 8 years ago