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Firefox is hoging 97% cpu cycles all the time.

Recently(like today) Firefox has started hogging cpu cycles causing responses to be very s-l-o-w :( Have scanned with Sophos AV and Windows Defender and there is no indi… (read more)

Recently(like today) Firefox has started hogging cpu cycles causing responses to be very s-l-o-w :(

Have scanned with Sophos AV and Windows Defender and there is no indication of malicious program activity.

Firefox process remains running even when browser has been closed.

Asked by iceb00 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Unresponsive script with chrome

A see a pop-up with: A script on , this page may be busy or it may hav stopped responding .... Script: chrome://searchshield/content/overlay.js:295 I have checked Tools e… (read more)

A see a pop-up with: A script on , this page may be busy or it may hav stopped responding ....

Script: chrome://searchshield/content/overlay.js:295 I have checked Tools extensions & themes & they are up to date. This problem is intermittant. Going into safe mode I don't think will help me. I'm using windowsXP service pack3 & Firefox 3.6.10.

Asked by areimer 11 years ago

Last reply by areimer 9 years ago

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right click menu doesn't work

(This issue has been ongoing for several versions now. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, and tried safe mode.) The right click menu, within the menu bar drop down menus, … (read more)

(This issue has been ongoing for several versions now. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, and tried safe mode.)

The right click menu, within the menu bar drop down menus, disappears as soon as I move the mouse. Making it impossible to select anything from it.

For example: I click "Bookmarks" in the menu bar and get a drop down window of all my bookmarks. I then mouse over a bookmark and right click to get the drop down menu that will let me "Open", "Open in new Window", "Open in new Tab", etc... As soon as I move the mouse, this menu disappears. I cannot mouse over it to make a selection.

If I don't move the mouse I can use the arrow keys to make a selection and then hit enter.

Asked by PRB 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

I need to be able to dynamically slow down (throttle) the speed with which my firefox downloads content. There are thousands of google links to an extension that seems to… (read more)

I need to be able to dynamically slow down (throttle) the speed with which my firefox downloads content. There are thousands of google links to an extension that seems to do exactly what I want: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5917/ However this is now a dead link. Why?

Is there a replacement?

Asked by ymaurer 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Why is there a "Content Encoding Error?"

I have visited this website thousands of times before using Mozilla Firefox, but now when I try and load the website, all I get is "Content Encoding Error. The page you a… (read more)

I have visited this website thousands of times before using Mozilla Firefox, but now when I try and load the website, all I get is "Content Encoding Error. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression." I have talked to my friends over Instant Messaging and none of them are receiving this problem.

Asked by ShelbyK 11 years ago

Last reply by jbrias 9 years ago

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Firefox 3.6.10 not displaying CSS3 @font-face

Since updating Firefox to 3.6.10, it will not display font faces through CSS3 @font-face. Works fine in Google Chrome, and was working fine with Firefox before the update… (read more)

Since updating Firefox to 3.6.10, it will not display font faces through CSS3 @font-face. Works fine in Google Chrome, and was working fine with Firefox before the update.

CSS is validated.

Asked by dontbegauche 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Plugin check reports outdated Java on Mac, but Apple update says it is up to date

This is on a Mac I used the "Plugin check" to make sure all the plug-ins were up to date. It said the Java plugin needs to be updated. That takes me to the Java page, whi… (read more)

This is on a Mac I used the "Plugin check" to make sure all the plug-ins were up to date. It said the Java plugin needs to be updated. That takes me to the Java page, which says that Apple supplies its own version of Java and to use Apple Update. Apple update says the system is up to date.

The plugin checker should report an error only if the version of Java can be updated. It cannot be on a mac.

Asked by sb5k 10 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 9 years ago

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some website will not load when their new tab comes up, just a blank page that says done on the bottom

if i'm on a site and click a link to open a new tab, the tab will open but the page never loads. i just get a blank page, and instead of the page name on the new tab, it … (read more)

if i'm on a site and click a link to open a new tab, the tab will open but the page never loads. i just get a blank page, and instead of the page name on the new tab, it says "click (GIF Image, 1x1 pixal)" and the address bar will have this http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=6o8JG0hWlQI&offerid=143696.10000259&subid=0&type=4&afsrc=1&u1=01_2270023365_101019092649_184443883_Z. this happens to me on more than one site. i can't figure it out...please help. if you click on the link, you'll see what i see when the new tab open. i hope someone can tell me how to fix this.

Asked by sum.kai 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Mozilla says "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox" but when I check the requirements, my system meets all. What gives?

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 - check - 10.6.8 Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor - check - 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 512 MB of RAM - check - 2 Gb 200 MB hard d… (read more)

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 - check - 10.6.8 Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor - check - 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 512 MB of RAM - check - 2 Gb 200 MB hard drive space - check - 130.81Gb free

Is there some kind of hidden requirement I don't know about?

Asked by jashton34 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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When bookmarking a page, I can't get the complete list of bookmark folders to dropdown in order to select any folder in which to bookmark page. What do you set to get whole list of folders in Bookmarks to drop down?

When bookmarking a page, I can't get the complete list of bookmark folders to drop down in order to select any folder in which to bookmark page. The 'Folder:' bar has 'Bo… (read more)

When bookmarking a page, I can't get the complete list of bookmark folders to drop down in order to select any folder in which to bookmark page. The 'Folder:' bar has 'Bookmarks Menu' showing. The arrow on the bar drops down 5 recent folders to which pages have been saved, but the pop down arrow to the right of the bar just opens to show the three categories and 'New Folder' button. What do you set to get whole list of folders in Bookmarks to drop down?

Asked by sk302 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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why is firefox loading text only?

I have firefox 3.6.10 installed on my mac os 10.5.8 (with no add-ons.. at least none that i am aware of as I have only downloaded the browser). Recently it has started do… (read more)

I have firefox 3.6.10 installed on my mac os 10.5.8 (with no add-ons.. at least none that i am aware of as I have only downloaded the browser). Recently it has started doing strange things, particularly in facebook, ebay & paypal. like it will sometimes (not always but its getting quite frequent) show text only & in a completely different layout.. or jumbled all over the top of other text.. Or it will show the image & upper ebay part of a listing but not the actual description from the seller.. I have opened safari & its doing the same thing.. maybe even worse (though i do have a quite old version of safari as i never use it & thus never update it). All this makes me think i must be missing an update of something firefox & safari use to download pages correctly, but when i check software update nothing seems to be internet specific that i need to update.. any ideas please?

Asked by oldbrowndog 10 years ago

Last reply by steveb999 9 years ago

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can't see url's when hovering

something happened to my settings - the line at the bottom of the page that used to show URLs when hovering, and also the progression of page loading, disappered and i do… (read more)

something happened to my settings - the line at the bottom of the page that used to show URLs when hovering, and also the progression of page loading, disappered and i don't know how to bring it back. this used to be above the bottom line that shows all open windows etc.

Asked by pdani 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Suggestion to make debugging add-on problems easier

I would like to formally suggest that Firefox keep a log on the user's computer summarizing the installs, updates, disables and deletes of add-ons and Firefox updates. T… (read more)

I would like to formally suggest that Firefox keep a log on the user's computer summarizing the installs, updates, disables and deletes of add-ons and Firefox updates. This log would be accessible from the FF Help pull-down menu.

I had a problem today where Superfish WindowShopper suddenly began appearing when I surfed shopping sites.

I hadn't installed it. I couldn't find it in the add-on manager. I suspected it might have been added by one of the download accelerators I was trying out the day before, so I tried disabling them.

None of that worked.

What had happened was IE Tab Plus had updated itself and I had not made a note of that. It was IE Tab Plus that now includes WindowShopper. Uninstalling IE Tab Plus cured today's sub-problem, but not the root cause of that problem, faulty human memories.

If FF kept a log of changes to it and its add-ons that I could have looked at, I could have gone to the source of my problem much more quickly (and saved 3 hours).

It would have also saved Superfish from the bad PR of a bunch of postings in various forums asking how to remove what I mistaken thought was malware.

Please tell me where I go to formally make such a suggestion to the development team.

Asked by Keith2468 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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What is 400 Bad Request?

When I try to enter my user ID & password into certain sites, I get the message: Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. - and 400 Bad Requ… (read more)

When I try to enter my user ID & password into certain sites, I get the message: Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. - and 400 Bad Request appears on the tab. This seemed to have begun occurring around the time I disabled most of my plug-ins to troubleshoot another problem I was having. Enabling the plug-ins again did not help this new problem. I've just uninstalled ff, dumped my profile, reinstalled and still have the same problem! Any help out there?

Asked by Victolyn 10 years ago

Last reply by CG-2800 9 years ago

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Bearshare is set as my home page and whenever I try and change it, it always goes back to Bearshare. How can I block Bearshare?

http://search.bearshare.com/ keeps showing up as my Home Page; I do not want that! How can I change it? … (read more)

http://search.bearshare.com/ keeps showing up as my Home Page; I do not want that! How can I change it?

Asked by Mayraf.Jimon 10 years ago

Last reply by Taylor 9 years ago