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Everytime I load upgraded Firfox 3.6.6 I get an error message saying the new version does not accept the proxy setting.

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Every time I load the newest version of Firefox 3.6.6 it says it is not accepting the proxy setting. Since I've never had a problem like this, I don't know how to correct it.

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Every time I load the newest version of Firefox 3.6.6 it says it is not accepting the proxy setting. Since I've never had a problem like this, I don't know how to correct it. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

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I have upgraded to 3.6.6 today. After installation, I am unable to open any webpage except locally saved files. How can I solve this problem?

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Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hello Wesley.

Can you please provide me with a screenshot of the error message?

Hello Wesley. Can you please provide me with a screenshot of the error message?

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I have upgraded to 3.6.6 today. After installation, I am unable to open any webpage except locally saved files. How can I solve this problem?

I have upgraded to 3.6.6 today. After installation, I am unable to open any webpage except locally saved files. How can I solve this problem?
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In Firefox 3.6.4 the default connection settings have been changed to "Use the system proxy settings". See "Connection settings": Firefox can't load websites but other browsers can

You can find the connection setting here: Tools > Options > Advanced : Network : Connection If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then select No Proxy

In Firefox 3.6.4 the default connection settings have been changed to "Use the system proxy settings". See "Connection settings": [[Firefox cannot load websites but other programs can]] You can find the connection setting here: Tools > Options > Advanced : Network : Connection If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then select ''No Proxy''

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I have already changed the settings to No proxy, still it doesn't work. The refresh button seems to be disabled for every webpage url which I enter in the address bar. No page is displayed.

I have already changed the settings to No proxy, still it doesn't work. The refresh button seems to be disabled for every webpage url which I enter in the address bar. No page is displayed.
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

It's possible that you are having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Whenever you have a problem with Firefox, whatever it is, you should make sure it's not caused by one (or more than one) of your installed add-ons, be it an extension, a theme or a plugin. To do that easily and cleanly, run Firefox in safe mode (don't forget to select Disable all add-ons when you start safe mode). If the problem disappears, you know it's from an add-on. Disable them all in normal mode, and enable them one at a time until you find the source of the problem. See this article for information about troubleshooting extensions and theme and this one for plugins.

If you need support for one of your add-ons, you'll have to contact its author.

It's possible that you are having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal? Whenever you have a problem with Firefox, whatever it is, you should make sure it's not caused by one (or more than one) of your installed add-ons, be it an extension, a theme or a plugin. To do that easily and cleanly, run Firefox in [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode safe mode] (don't forget to select ''Disable all add-ons'' when you start safe mode). If the problem disappears, you know it's from an add-on. Disable them all in normal mode, and enable them one at a time until you find the source of the problem. See [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes this article] for information about troubleshooting extensions and theme and [https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting+plugins this one] for plugins. If you need support for one of your add-ons, you'll have to contact its author.
cor-el
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A possible cause is security software (firewall) that blocks or restricts Firefox without informing you about that, maybe after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program. Remove all rules for Firefox from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox. See Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firewalls

A possible cause is security software (firewall) that blocks or restricts Firefox without informing you about that, maybe after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program. Remove all rules for Firefox from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox. See [[Firewalls]] and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firewalls