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F.F. keeps telling me i need an ActiveX Plug-in but i can not find one for 3.5.11. This is the first time i have ever had a problem and totally lost here...please help. Jared

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I was going to add some new ringtones to my cell and in trying to listen to the samples i keep getting the Firefox needs to an ActiveX Plug-in would i like to be directed to where it is but nothing there matches....

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== Every time i have tried to go to site to review ring tones...

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Firefox, and most other browsers except IE, does not use ActiveX. See ActiveX

You can try this add-on to see if it will allow you to listen to the ring tones by using IE's rendering engine in a Firefox tab: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/92382/


Note that the support for your version of Firefox is scheduled to end in August 2010 (see info at top of this page: https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html . You may want to consider upgrading to the more current version: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html Also see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Upgrading+to+Firefox+3.6#What_s_new_in_Firefox_3_6_ http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Updating+Firefox http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Installing+Firefox https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Custom+installation+of+Firefox+on+Windows


Other Issues: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~

Update Java: your ver. 1.6.0.19; current ver. 1.6.0.20 (important security update 04-15-2010) (Firefox 3.6 and above requires Java 1.6.0.10 or higher; see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Java-related+issues#Java_does_not_work_in_Firefox_3_6 ) (Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: Updating Java Do the update with Firefox closed. NOTE: Java version 1.6.0.21 has been released. It is mainly an update for developers of Java applications and most users do not need to be concerned about downloading version 1.6.0.21. At this time, the update option in existing installations of Java 1.6.0.20 are not updating to version 1.6.0.21; at this time, it must be manually downloaded and installed. According to the Java release notes: "Bug Fixes Java SE 6 Update 21 does not contain any additional fixes for security vulnerabilities to its previous release, Java SE 6 Update 20. Users who have Java SE 6 Update 20 have the latest security fixes and do not need to upgrade to this release to be current on security fixes." Source: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u21.html

Install/Update Adobe Flash Player for Firefox (aka Shockwave Flash): your ver. 10.~~red:0 r32~~; current ver. 10.1 r53 (important security update 2010-06-10; see: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-14.html) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: Updating Flash -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -In Windows, check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -In Windows, double-click on the Adobe Flash installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Flash -when the Flash installation is complete, start Firefox, and test the Flash installation here: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507&sliceId=1

You ~~red:MAY~~ need to Update Adobe Reader for Firefox (aka Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox): your ver. N/A; current ver. 9.3.3 (important security update release 06-29-2010; see: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader You may be able to update from the Adobe Reader installed on your system instead of going to the Adobe site and downloading. Open the Adobe Reader installed on your system (in Windows, Start > Program Files, find and click Adobe Reader to open), click Help, click Check for Updates. Allow the download/update to occur. If you use this method, no need to proceed with the instructions below, but do look at the two bulleted items at the bottom "NOTE for IE:" and "Also see:". Restart Firefox and check your new version here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ If you go to the Adobe site to download the current Adobe Reader: -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) ~~red:-See the images at the bottom left of this post to see the steps to take on the Adobe site~~ -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -In Windows: check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -In Windows: double-click on the Adobe Reader installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Reader