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unable to open downloaded files or programs

I have read all the applicable "troubleshooting" articles, re-set Firefox to the defaults, deleted the cache, etc. Have not been able to open any downloaded file from any… (read more)

I have read all the applicable "troubleshooting" articles, re-set Firefox to the defaults, deleted the cache, etc. Have not been able to open any downloaded file from any source (including the newest Java and Firefox 17.0) and cannot find the downloaded file again except from the Firefox tools/download window. Even when I see the file in the download window, neither the icon nor the filename is active for double-clicking. Right-clicking shows the "open" and "open folder" options but they are greyed out.

Asked by amoi 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How can one disable the addon compatibility checker in versions above 14.1?

I asked before and got no answer so I am trying again. This occurs with any version i have downloaded above ver. 14.1. Every time i start up Firefox before the browser wi… (read more)

I asked before and got no answer so I am trying again. This occurs with any version i have downloaded above ver. 14.1. Every time i start up Firefox before the browser window opens there is a popup box that says it is checking the compatibility of my addons. I am not a fan of tabbed browsing so i use multiple windows. Any time I open Firefox the compatibility checker runs. I can not figure out how to prevent this from running. I am able to keep it off my system as long as I do not upgrade above version 14.1. The result is I have had to set Updates to never check to avoidbeing bombarded multiple times a day by Mozilla with the message that updates/upgrades for Firefox are available.

I have tried everything I can think of to download a higher version and not to have this feature, including doing custom installs and unchecking the maint. service box. But no matter what I have tried the popup addon checker is still there. Since I do not allow any programs or sites to update automatically, except for security software, I am not willing to update beyond 14.1 until I can prevent the addon checker from running without permission.

Is there any way to disable this function in versions above 14.1?

Asked by TwoTankAmin 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Is there a Firefox for Windows 8? I'm looking for a Firefox app or version for WIndows 8.

I bought a new PC with WIndows 8 and although I love it, I'm finding that Firefox seems to only run in the desktop mode and I'm trying to find an app in the Windows shop … (read more)

I bought a new PC with WIndows 8 and although I love it, I'm finding that Firefox seems to only run in the desktop mode and I'm trying to find an app in the Windows shop or something that will run in Windows 8 like all the other programs, similar to IE. Is there one that I'm not seeing or is that in the works?

Asked by jeffperrygiles 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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I was told to delete temporary Internet/Cache files on a regular basis. How do I do this?

I have been having trouble with some orders I have made online. The webmaster from one online store told me I should be regularly deleting the temporary Internet/cache fi… (read more)

I have been having trouble with some orders I have made online. The webmaster from one online store told me I should be regularly deleting the temporary Internet/cache files. Is this accurate? I know when I do this with Safari, some banking websites want me to enter my passwords again because they say I am using a compute that has not visited this website before. As far as my problem with ordering items online and having problems with the store getting my order, I was told by the webmaster that any good computer practice includes regularly deleting the temporary Internet/cache files. How do I do this on Firefox? I am new to using Firefox. Thanks!

Asked by Kooler 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I back up my favorites to a Flash Drive?

My copy of Firefox has been seriously corrupted, so I need to back up my Favorites in preparation for uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. I am using Windows7 64-bit H… (read more)

My copy of Firefox has been seriously corrupted, so I need to back up my Favorites in preparation for uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. I am using Windows7 64-bit Home Premium.

Asked by Consumer_Reporting 7 years ago

Last reply by ideato 7 years ago

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How do I back up my favorites to a Flash Drive?

My copy of Firefox has been seriously corrupted so I need to uninstall and reinstall it. I am on Windows 7 64-bit. This question was asked and answered last year, but t… (read more)

My copy of Firefox has been seriously corrupted so I need to uninstall and reinstall it. I am on Windows 7 64-bit. This question was asked and answered last year, but that thread has been closed. Please help.

Asked by Consumer_Reporting 7 years ago

Last reply by TheOldFox 7 years ago

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Spell checker question

The text I'm entering on a particular forum is not being checked for spelling errors. A member of that forum said it didn't have a spell checker and he used an add on for… (read more)

The text I'm entering on a particular forum is not being checked for spelling errors. A member of that forum said it didn't have a spell checker and he used an add on for his browser which was internet explorer. Is there a similar add-on for Firefox?

Thanks. Jim B.

Asked by jimbir 7 years ago

Last reply by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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Why can I no longer type in my subject line (Email) of newly composed Emails?

I Use Go Daddy Email which is online. This first started happening on my laptop, - my home computer was fine. The next day, it started happening on my home computer. I … (read more)

I Use Go Daddy Email which is online. This first started happening on my laptop, - my home computer was fine. The next day, it started happening on my home computer. I can not type anything into the subject line. I am not even sure if this is a Mozilla problem. Can anyone help with this?

Asked by Johan557 7 years ago

Last reply by designgirl 7 years ago