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for the search engine, is there way to change the default search engine

for the search engine, is there way to change the default search engine instead of changing it each time i open firefox. (ie: mine is currently yahoo and i want to use g… (read more)

for the search engine, is there way to change the default search engine instead of changing it each time i open firefox. (ie: mine is currently yahoo and i want to use google)?

Asked by terpliss 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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Firefox "Apply Update" problem?

Hey, recently my firefox had a strange problem, when i click Help and "About Firefox" to see if i need to Apply Updates i always see the "Apply Update" button, naturally … (read more)

Hey, recently my firefox had a strange problem, when i click Help and "About Firefox" to see if i need to Apply Updates i always see the "Apply Update" button, naturally i clicked it, Firefox resets but the button remains when i check again instead of saying "Firefox is up to date", when i check the Firefox website it says my version is up to date, i tried uninstalling firefox and reinstalling it again, i tried installing firefox while already having it installed, and the problem remains, however if i run firefox as the administrator it says its up to date, is this a update problem or am i just being overly paranoid?

Asked by Kani-00 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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9.1 with xp, download google chrome box appears on home page, & it won't go away, even with chrome installed.

since installing firefox 9.1 on my xp, whenever I bring up firefox, with google browser, a box appears top right "instal google chrome" I've installed it, but the box won… (read more)

since installing firefox 9.1 on my xp, whenever I bring up firefox, with google browser, a box appears top right "instal google chrome" I've installed it, but the box won't go away.

Asked by madmaxtf 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I go back to firefox before the change?

I hate this change, I liked the old firefox and none of my add ons work. How to I go back to the one before 9.0.1? I like things a very particular way and it takes me a l… (read more)

I hate this change, I liked the old firefox and none of my add ons work. How to I go back to the one before 9.0.1? I like things a very particular way and it takes me a long time to get used to new things and this is freaking me out.

Asked by ceeceftw 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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Edit-Bookmark window truncated, so can't bookmark

I have been using Firefox in XP & in Ubuntu for many years. I have over 3000 bookmarks in a lot of folders, so this is not new to me. I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 &a… (read more)

I have been using Firefox in XP & in Ubuntu for many years. I have over 3000 bookmarks in a lot of folders, so this is not new to me. I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 & found Firefox 9.0.1 When I try to add a new bookmark, at the second star-click, the Edit-Bookmark window opens OK, but when I try to select a folder from the drop-down list, then the window is truncated at bottom & at right side. Clicking on a target folder highlights it OK but I can not see any button for confirming, so nothing is saved to right folder. All attempts end up in unsorted bookmarks. Screenshot below. [IMG]http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz309/2CV67/Bookmarks.jpg/IMG

Asked by 2CV67 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I have Trend Micro antivirus for Windows 7, but I am being told it is not compatible with Mozilla 9.1, how do I get an older version or adapt?

I am using a lap top, just reinstalled everything, and now have Firefox 9.1 and am being told it is not compatible with my antivirus, Trend Micro Titanium. I am running W… (read more)

I am using a lap top, just reinstalled everything, and now have Firefox 9.1 and am being told it is not compatible with my antivirus, Trend Micro Titanium. I am running Windows 7.

Asked by SueG 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Recurring freeze due to periodic CPU usage spikes.

I'm running Firefox v9.0.1 under Win7 Home Premium 64 bit, with a dual core Intel T4400 (Core 2) CPU running at 2.2GHz, with 3GB of RAM. This is a new (mis)behavior for F… (read more)

I'm running Firefox v9.0.1 under Win7 Home Premium 64 bit, with a dual core Intel T4400 (Core 2) CPU running at 2.2GHz, with 3GB of RAM.

This is a new (mis)behavior for FireFox. Problem appears as periodic, temporary freezing of the FireFox UI. During these times (lasting up to 30 seconds), FireFox will not display new content, will not respond to mouseclicks, will not render typed text. These freezes can affect performance systemwide, degrading the performance of other applications, even with Firefox minimized. Originally, I thought it was due to the MS Outlook webmail application...but it isn't. The same problem occurs in Firefox sessions that have never loaded an Outlook webmail page.

I composited some screenshots of CPU usage and posted the result here. I'd post a PDF if I knew a site that would permit (more or less) anonymous posters to upload one.

That page is composed from images taken from Mark Russinovich's Process Explorer utility to show system resource usage. There is no I/O usage that corresponds to the CPU use. Firefox is definitely the offending application. Every 60 seconds, Firefox usage spikes in one CPU core, to over 90%. Sometimes Firefox usage manages to spill into the second core as well (I don't know how it manages to do that).

ProcesExplorer's per-thread info (bottom of the image) demonstrates that this excessive CPU usage isn't happening in a plugin. It's coming form Firefox, proper.

As you can see in the ProcessExplorer treeview, I'm running the PortableApps installation of FireFox. But I don't think that affects the excessive CPU usage. After all, it never used to do this. And now, after the upgrade to v9.0.1, it does. Also, a standard install of Firefox on this same computer (v8.0.1) does NOT exhibit the excessive-CPU use behavior.

I'd appreciate any help you can offer to get Firefox's CPU usage to calm back down again. I several users who have gone over to Chrome because of this bug.

Asked by FoxFireMSE 8 years ago

Answered by John99 8 years ago

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line spacing wrong in part of page

In the right pane of Google News, line spacing is too close so that text is vertically overlapping. The rest of the page is OK. Neither IE nor Chrome cause this, so there… (read more)

In the right pane of Google News, line spacing is too close so that text is vertically overlapping. The rest of the page is OK. Neither IE nor Chrome cause this, so there must be some incompatibility with Firefox and Google News. I've tried all sorts of font size and zoom settings; sone of them made any difference.

Asked by meamjw 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Passwords not auto-filling

Hello All, My passwords are no longer "auto-filling" the log-in fields as they used to. Could this be a result of my Options/Privacy/Clear History When Firefox Closes set… (read more)

Hello All, My passwords are no longer "auto-filling" the log-in fields as they used to. Could this be a result of my Options/Privacy/Clear History When Firefox Closes setting?? In addition, in the Options/Privacy/Settings/settings for clearing history options I have Browsing History, Download History, Cache and Cookies all checked. Somehow I'm missing something... Many thanks in advance....

Asked by Mark C. Hein 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How many personas can I store in Firefox/Thunderbird v 9?

I have 3o Personas in my Firefox and Thunderbird and I want to put in more every time I add a new one another is removed I don't seem to be able to store beyond 30 person… (read more)

I have 3o Personas in my Firefox and Thunderbird and I want to put in more every time I add a new one another is removed I don't seem to be able to store beyond 30 personas why is this happening?

Asked by Baldape 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox will freeze and become unresponsive when using google search from google website

Whenever I use google, which is often since it is my homepage, unless the thing I want to search for is within the first couple of auto-searches that pop up when I'm typi… (read more)

Whenever I use google, which is often since it is my homepage, unless the thing I want to search for is within the first couple of auto-searches that pop up when I'm typing, the auto search will stop and if I press enter or click the search icon Firefox will freeze and I have to shut it down and try again. However, I have no problems when I try it with Firefox in Private browsing.

Asked by mseaves 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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arrow buttons, page up/down buttons do not work in firefox 9 despite F7 function

tried different settings within options/general. also tried about:config accessibility.warn_on_browsewithcaret without success. may you provide the correct settings? … (read more)

tried different settings within options/general. also tried about:config accessibility.warn_on_browsewithcaret without success.

may you provide the correct settings?

Asked by lindwurm 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I can't get google in search window after upgrade to 9

I just upgraded to version 9 and now the search window (the one at top right) doesn't work at all. I used to have google there as default, and other engines available on … (read more)

I just upgraded to version 9 and now the search window (the one at top right) doesn't work at all. I used to have google there as default, and other engines available on drop-down menu. If I go to manage search engines, I'm taken to add-ons page with nothing like the search choices I used to have. Is this a bug, or is this function no longer available? If Firefox no longer supports this functionality, how do I revert to an earlier version without loosing bookmarks, settings, etc? Win xp SP3 on desktop.

Asked by rw48 8 years ago

Answered by rw48 8 years ago

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How can I stop Mozilla and some extensions from opening new tabs every time I open firefox, even with no updates?

I'm using Firefox 9.0.1 on a Windows 7 laptop. Since upgrading to 9.0 and then 9.0.1 Mozilla and Speed Dial open new tabs as if they've been updated, even though there h… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 9.0.1 on a Windows 7 laptop. Since upgrading to 9.0 and then 9.0.1 Mozilla and Speed Dial open new tabs as if they've been updated, even though there has been no update. Colorful tabs 8.0 did it as well, but I disabled it.

Asked by MissM007 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I am unable to have Firefox remember passwords. The "KEY" icon that is supposed to be on the left side of the location bar is not there. Windows Vista Ultimate, Firefox Version 9.0.1

I need to have Firefox remember passwords. When I go to "HELP" to get instructions to do this I am told to click on the "KEY" icon on the left side of the location bar. T… (read more)

I need to have Firefox remember passwords. When I go to "HELP" to get instructions to do this I am told to click on the "KEY" icon on the left side of the location bar. There is no such icon. Windows Vista Ultimate, Firefox Version 9.0.1 I could use some help, thanks.

Asked by rookiejd 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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EVERY time I open Firefox, the program searches for the latest version, then I get 2 tabs that open up. One is my homepage, the other is the "Welcome to Firefox" you are currently up to date yada yada page. How is this fixed?

Every time I open the browser, it acts as if I had JUST updated it. This is very annoying. What is the fix for this?

Asked by tomburt61 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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If I try to download a word file every time it downloads it as DisplayMessage.aspx instead of the file. How do I sort it out?

Every word or excel file I try to download from an e mail instead of getting the file name.doc or xlsx, I get the downloaded file address - DisplayMessage.aspx which is j… (read more)

Every word or excel file I try to download from an e mail instead of getting the file name.doc or xlsx, I get the downloaded file address - DisplayMessage.aspx which is just a blank webpage. It doesn't matter which version of word or excel is used and it happens with every download. Basically I cannot download any files in Firefox but in my ISP which is AOL - there is no problem at all with downloading the files from the same e mails.

Asked by Drumochter 8 years ago

Answered by Drumochter 8 years ago

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Unable to print from some websites. OK to print from IE.

Since 2 upgrades ago I am unable to print from some websites, i.e., printing a coupon after a survey, check register...all places I used to be able to print from. Have Wi… (read more)

Since 2 upgrades ago I am unable to print from some websites, i.e., printing a coupon after a survey, check register...all places I used to be able to print from. Have Win7, HP PC and printer. Spoke with HP support, said problem is with Firefox as IE prints from these websites fine. Please help!

Asked by lindas422 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago