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Arrow keys occasionally not working in text boxes

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain… (read more)

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain text boxes on certain websites. This never occurs in "simple" unformatted text boxes (Facebook, search boxes, this very box I'm typing in...), but unpredictably happens in more complex ones (WYSIWYG editors, new youtube comments...).

I have tried disabling all extensions and running Firefox in safe mode and this *seems* to have solved the problem, though I can't be sure and I can't isolate which extension it might be, since the issue happens at random: on the same website it will happen and then not happen.

I'm on Firefox 25.0, though I've had this issue for years with countless versions of Firefox.

The extensions I have installed and enabled:

Adblock plus Bamboo Feed Reader, Dimmer, Download Helper, Drag&Drop Zones, Flagfox, FlashVideo Downloader, Flashblock, Flashgot, Grab and Drag, MouseZoom, Status-4-Evar, Youtube High Definition

Thanks in advance for any help you may give me.

Asked by Ghost81 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to disable checking for sites security certificates

I work in a company which manipulates its server in a way to make all unwanted sites look like not having a valid certificate so when I try to open them like gmail site I… (read more)

I work in a company which manipulates its server in a way to make all unwanted sites look like not having a valid certificate so when I try to open them like gmail site I get a message that this site doesnt have a valid certificate and firefox - or any other browser- dont open the site. The question is: how to disable this feature in firefox to stop looking for sites certificates or doesnt care about them?

Asked by Gentleman_10 6 years ago

Last reply by Gentleman_10 6 years ago

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redirect not working

Hi, after a bit of head scratching, I realized that the Firefox option to Warn if page attempts to redirect, seems to be broken. I am getting no warning message that a r… (read more)

Hi, after a bit of head scratching, I realized that the Firefox option to Warn if page attempts to redirect, seems to be broken.

I am getting no warning message that a redirect was attempted.

I am using the FF 25.0.1 and it is up to date as the latest.

I am using this on XP SP3.

If I turn off Warn if page attempts redirect all is well. But if it is turned on, there is no warning message, this leaves users sitting on a page unaware that they should be somewhere else.

It has the effect of breaking a websites normal operation.

IP camera live feeds don't work, nor do any pages that are supposed to constantly update.

I just noticed this after all the error pages on all sites stopped going back to the index page. Not just one site, I could blame me if that were the case. Then I thought maybe the change to PHP 5.4, and started searching for this error and ended up looking at FF. So, then I tried and turned of warn if redirect is attempted, and the sites work normally.

Without the message, we are blind to what is going on.

What has happened to the warning message?

Am I the only person with a missing warning on a redirect or refresh attempt?

Asked by kduinoz 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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I need to 'enable download pictures/graphics' in my Comcast email.

I get no images or graphics in my Comcast email. I need to 'enable download pictures/graphics' I believe to fix this. Text within a blank graphics box stated this. I'm… (read more)

I get no images or graphics in my Comcast email. I need to 'enable download pictures/graphics' I believe to fix this. Text within a blank graphics box stated this. I'm using Firefox version 27. Windows XP. Comcast email server. Graphics quite showing in my email several months back all of a sudden. I've cleared the cache and cookies. I believe I tried resetting Firefox to default settings. I could try this again. Don't remember if I did this before or after email graphic problems. Comcast tech support could not help me. Thank you.

Asked by wpeary 6 years ago

Last reply by wpeary 6 years ago

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[THUNDERBIRD] The hiperlinks won't work after new install

The hyperlinks won't work. Firefox was install after my hardrive was formatted since then the links won't work Firefox is installed on windows XP 32 bit computer Any idea… (read more)

The hyperlinks won't work. Firefox was install after my hardrive was formatted since then the links won't work Firefox is installed on windows XP 32 bit computer

Any ideas!

Martin Freeman

Asked by mjfreeman 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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WHY IS GOOGLE NOW SHOWING UP IN MY NEW TABS AFTER THE UPDATE?? I AM FURIOUS

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was. I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this. I DO NOT want to see google, or an… (read more)

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was.

I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this.

I DO NOT want to see google, or any other product, showing up by default when i open a new tab.

This feels like the Microsoft strong arm tactics of the late 1990s. If I want to use google I will...BUT I DO NOT WANT IT FORCED ON ME!!! I trusted Firefox and allowed their updates and today they abused my trust by trying to shove products down my throat. I am furious.

Google seems to be the new evil empire, just like Microsoft used to be....

"MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS".

It looks like it is time to find a new browser, it looks like Firefox has sold out to Google, this is sad day.

I do not want a work around, I want new tabs and windows blank by default.

I hope this is fixed in the next day or so, otherwise I switch to the new browser my friend told me I should be using anyway.... JUST LIKE WHEN I LEFT INTERNET EXPLORER LONG AGO.... AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK and I have never opened IE again.

Please don't make me reboot my whole system and clean it all out.... I would rather stick with Firefox, but you need to fix this. I need to be able to trust you.

Asked by Max7777 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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The connection to www2.allianzlife.com was interrupted while the page was loading. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity

Allianz Life says that Google Chrome Fame is going away and it is the cause of this problem. Suggestion is to get a different browser. Can't use Firefox anymore? … (read more)

Allianz Life says that Google Chrome Fame is going away and it is the cause of this problem. Suggestion is to get a different browser. Can't use Firefox anymore?

Asked by wmurray 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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My minimum size window is 4*2 inches; use to be 2*2; how do I get back to the smaller size?

Several months ago, my smallest window size was less than 2 * 2 inches. Then for no reason, the smallest size became about 2*2 inches. This was larger than I wanted but… (read more)

Several months ago, my smallest window size was less than 2 * 2 inches. Then for no reason, the smallest size became about 2*2 inches. This was larger than I wanted but couldn't figure out why the change occurred or how to change it. So I learned to live with it.

Yesterday (12/19/13) when I logged into Firefox, the minimum size became 4*2 inches. This is too wide for me for many of the views that I want. I have not updated Firefox or Java recently. I don't know why this change occurred and would like to know how to redefine the minimum size window on Firefox.

The minimum size window for my IE browser and my Chrome browser is still 2*2. So the problem with the minimum 4*2 window is with Firefox only.

I'm working with a DELL Desktop DV051 with XP operating system 2002 Service Pack 3; 2.79 GHz; 1.99 GB Ram; Avast security

Asked by swogden 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Embedded Youtube videos do not work

I am running Firefox 52.9.0 (32-bit), Win XP PRO SP3 on several computers and only my desktop has this problem. Youtube videos embedded in other pages do not work and on… (read more)

I am running Firefox 52.9.0 (32-bit), Win XP PRO SP3 on several computers and only my desktop has this problem.

Youtube videos embedded in other pages do not work and only blank space is displayed but if I go to Youtube the videos play correctly. This only happens in one computer. In other computers running same Firefox 52.9.0 (32-bit), Win XP PRO SP3 this problem does not happen.

I guess it might be some configuration problem.

Asked by sail33 1 year ago

Answered by sail33 1 year ago

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Why can't I get Firefox Sync to Sync from one computer to another when I press Sync Now in the Tool Menue?

I set up a sync account a long time ago to sync the bookmarks from my desktop to my laptop. When I first set it up, it worked fine, but I haven't used it in a long time.… (read more)

I set up a sync account a long time ago to sync the bookmarks from my desktop to my laptop. When I first set it up, it worked fine, but I haven't used it in a long time. However, today when I tried to to sync my machines, it didn't work properly. Everything seems to be ok with the desktop. When I tried to access the account from the laptop, I found that it was not recognized. I went through the procedure to add a new machine, and it seemed to work fine. I got a message that said "Your data is now being encrypted and uploaded in the background. You can close this tab and continue using Firefox." What looked like a "completion bar" appeared under it. I never saw anything appear to show that the uploading was happening, and I finally closed the window.

I went to the Tools menu on each, opened it, and clicked on Sync Now. When I clicked on it, the window closed, but nothing apparently happened, and my bookmarks did not change. I tried doing this several times (I even rebooted both machines) and tried again, but nothing happens.

I am running XP on the desktop and Win 7 on the laptop. I made sure Firefox is current on both machines.

Am I doing something wrong? I would appreciate any help I can get.

Asked by TexasNative 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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after ver 26 was installed my screen display distorts when scrolling - I tried resetting - no luck - any suggestions?

when I use either the scroll down bar on the right side or arrows up/down the display on the screen distorts at an angle as it moves up or down. does not reset with time … (read more)

when I use either the scroll down bar on the right side or arrows up/down the display on the screen distorts at an angle as it moves up or down. does not reset with time

Asked by sdebauer 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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how do i turn off updater ext it is always running never shuts off it is using 87% of my computer and causing it to lock up!

I deleated firefox and reinstalled it and the same thing happends! firefox is so messed up it would not let me connect to the mozilla web site for help, only after I used… (read more)

I deleated firefox and reinstalled it and the same thing happends! firefox is so messed up it would not let me connect to the mozilla web site for help, only after I used combofix was I able to connect to the web site. updater.ext is always running firefox is broken, broken, broken!

Asked by scrawcrow 2 years ago

Answered by scrawcrow 2 years ago

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Uninstallation and reinstallation of Firefox esr.

I have Win XP SP3 and FF 52.5.2, Since installing FF 52.5.2 esr and the coincidence of Norton withdrawing its toolbar my Firefox became very sluggish and malfunctioned a… (read more)

I have Win XP SP3 and FF 52.5.2, Since installing FF 52.5.2 esr and the coincidence of Norton withdrawing its toolbar my Firefox became very sluggish and malfunctioned at times by not allowing me to type into my FF home page search bar (Google) and bringing up my Bookmarks list instead. Consequently I refreshed Firefox and at the moment it seems to have helped. I haven't had a malfunction since (touch wood).

What I would like to know is if I decided to uninstall my FF altogether and reinstall with 52,5,2 esr is that a complete version of Firefox, I ask this because my current Firefox in the Control Panel shows a size of 116 mb and the FF 52.5,2 setup is 43.3.mb.

Asked by imbart 2 years ago

Answered by jagan605 2 years ago

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BSOD 0x000000B8 HAL.DLL Repeadly happens only when I'm using Firefox v40.0.3

I'm getting Blue Screens of Death everytime I use Firefox v40.0.3 and it ONLY occurs when I'm using Firefox. Code: 0x000000B8 Attempted Switch From DPC Faulting Driver ==… (read more)

I'm getting Blue Screens of Death everytime I use Firefox v40.0.3 and it ONLY occurs when I'm using Firefox. Code: 0x000000B8 Attempted Switch From DPC Faulting Driver ==> HAL.DLL Every BSoD has the same error data. Windows XP SP3 all latest drivers and running stable eccept for this problem. Intel Core 2 Duo 3.33GH 4 GB memory SATA 320GB WD drive nVidia Quadro FX580 latest drivers HP xw4600 Workstation I've tried everything I can think of, like turning Hardware Acceleration on/off Makes no difference what other programs I have running at the same time or what I'm doing. It ONLY occurs while I'm using Firefox. If Firefox is loaded in the background but I'm not actively using it, the BSoD does NOT occur.

Asked by Nightbreaker 4 years ago

Answered by Nightbreaker 4 years ago

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most videos will have normal sound but slow and jumpy video. how can i correct this?

i have windows xp with the latest updates for xp and flash. on most sites like youtube and abc.com will have good audio that runs at normal speed. the video runs slow, is… (read more)

i have windows xp with the latest updates for xp and flash. on most sites like youtube and abc.com will have good audio that runs at normal speed. the video runs slow, is not in sync with the audio and is jumpy

Asked by apollo21lmp 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes most every time try to close. Started since using windows 10.Tried all remedies.

Tried safemode, retune firefox, turn off LastPass.Diable plugins but,FF crashes most every time close, since updating to windows 10. Please advise. Trouble shooting data … (read more)

Tried safemode, retune firefox, turn off LastPass.Diable plugins but,FF crashes most every time close, since updating to windows 10. Please advise. Trouble shooting data says I have windows xp as operating system...That is incorrect....This laptop I bought new from Dell with windows7

Thanks

Asked by j4872 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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www.fnvfox.com/thankyou.html

this is for you who have a problem with www.fnvfox.com/thankyou.html - the solution is kinda simple 1- goto C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\ 2- run search in this fold… (read more)

this is for you who have a problem with www.fnvfox.com/thankyou.html - the solution is kinda simple

1- goto C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\
2- run search in this folder with advanced options (+search system folders, +search hidden files and folders, +search subfolder) in the SEARCH FOR FILES OR FOLDERS: ".js" and CONTAINING TEXT: "appspot"
3- it should find a file "OVERLAY.JS" ****MAKE A COPY SOMEWHERE ELSE**** right click and choose EDIT (if edit not avalible OPEN WITH - NOTEPAD)
4- Select everything between " this.STATUS_BAR = "status-bar"; // firefox 3.6 and below " and " // stringbundle consts " and delete
5- Now press CTRL-F or EDIT--Find and search all the instances of " b.selectedTab = b.addTab(self.TY_PAGE_FULL_PATH); " DELETE ALL THE QUOTED CHARACTERS OR YOU WILL NOT BEABLE TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING
6- (OPTIONAL) after " b.selectedTab = b.addTab(self.TY_PAGE_FULL_PATH); " there is a "1200" replace with " 1 " DO NOT DELETE " ) " OR YOU WILL NOT BEABLE TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING

Asked by AJE_RaceWard 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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"Another program on your computer would like to modify Firefox with the following add-on" - how to disable?

I am using the latest Firefox (28.0) on Windows XP in a shared computer environment. Although I do not have Administrator access, I installed Firefox myself and can chan… (read more)

I am using the latest Firefox (28.0) on Windows XP in a shared computer environment. Although I do not have Administrator access, I installed Firefox myself and can change whatever Firefox config settings I want (including about:config and mucking with the files in the installation directory).

I want to disable the tab that appears on Firefox startup, "Another program on your computer would like to modify Firefox with the following add-on". This tab usually appears once per day (the first time I startup Firefox each day). I want the tab not to appear at all, from now on.

The "another program" in question is some program that is used in the facility where I'm using the computer, so I can't just uninstall that program. Although this is a shared computer environment, they don't "wipe" the machine every day, just reboot. So the Firefox I installed is still there with all my config settings intact. As far as I know, I'm the only person who uses Firefox on this computer.

Solutions that don't work:

"Just click Continue" -- but then I still see the "Another program" tab every day, and don't want to see it.

"Click Remove in the Add-ons list" -- I removed the Add-on in question but the tab still appears every day.

I would like a solution that either eliminates the Add-on request for that particular application, or eliminates all such requests ("Another program...") regardless of what application requested it. The ideal solution would be if the request itself had a checkbox for "never ask this again" but, alas, no such luck.

Asked by wkrp 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago