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Opening Google with new tab.

How do I get Firefox to open to Google when I click on a new tab? It used be set to do that before Firefox updated itself. Now it opens to a page with a bunch of differ… (read more)

How do I get Firefox to open to Google when I click on a new tab? It used be set to do that before Firefox updated itself. Now it opens to a page with a bunch of different website thumbnail. I don't care about that. I hate it. I just want it to open right to Google. Please tell me how to correct this problem. Thanks.

Asked by cliffwallace 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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What does "disallowed key characters" mean?

When I try to open a link to my college's library website the message, "disallowed key characters" appears. What does this mean? In the past, I was able to open this lin… (read more)

When I try to open a link to my college's library website the message, "disallowed key characters" appears. What does this mean? In the past, I was able to open this link and access the library's catalogs without a problem.

Asked by LaRose 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to remove yahoo search default from Firefox 38.0.1 (Macintosh)

How do I remove the automatic reset of Firefox to the awful yahoo search engine? I want Google as default search engine. Here is what I have already tried: a. Choosing Go… (read more)

How do I remove the automatic reset of Firefox to the awful yahoo search engine? I want Google as default search engine. Here is what I have already tried: a. Choosing Google over yahoo and then deleting the yahoo from preferences: Firefox always springs back to yahoo. b. Dowloading the "Google default" app. This worked on earlier versions of Firefox, before V 38.0.1. But it appears that the commercial interests behind Firefox have now circumvented this, as well, because the "Google default" app now no longer works. c. Erasing, and then re-installing the "Google default" app. No improvement.

If there is no way to deal with this, then I'm dumping FF and switching to Google Chrome.

Asked by fentonh 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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Why am I getting an Access Denied message on my personal computer on a website (foxnews.com) I've been reading for years?

While reading foxnews.com today, I was getting Access Denied messages when I clicked on articles I wanted to read. I have been reading this site for years and this has ne… (read more)

While reading foxnews.com today, I was getting Access Denied messages when I clicked on articles I wanted to read. I have been reading this site for years and this has never occurred before. I closed the browser window and opened another. It wouldn't even let me open fox news but it allows me to open CNN. I am using my personal MacBook Pro at home. No network. What's up with this?

Asked by DAWMN 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox will not copy, will not paste. How do I fix this?

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the brow… (read more)

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the browser is USELESS.

How do I fix this?

Asked by WouldBeUser 4 years ago

Answered by leviszekeres 4 years ago

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Turning off autoplay does not stop videos from auto-starting, will this be fixed, or should I switch to another browser ? (which do you suggest?)

Hi, Firefox these days has an annoying habit of starting videos on every news page that I open and when I scroll through my facebook newsfeed. There is only a very select… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox these days has an annoying habit of starting videos on every news page that I open and when I scroll through my facebook newsfeed. There is only a very select amount of these videos that I would actually want to watch, and it's annoying to be bombarder with this media constantly.

I have tried disabling auto-play in the config page to no avail, and am not interested in installing add-ons to accomplish a task that should be handled by the browser itself.

So, does anyone know of a method to accomplish this with FireFox's own settings, or alternatively recommend a browser that does not have this offensive behavior ?

Thanks in advance...

Asked by _Bruno_ 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Want to stop Firefox from displaying thumbnails of previously visited websites when click new tab

Since I use my computer for both work and personal activity and I conduct a lot of online meetings it is a distraction and unprofessional to have a bunch of website thumb… (read more)

Since I use my computer for both work and personal activity and I conduct a lot of online meetings it is a distraction and unprofessional to have a bunch of website thumbnails showing up if I happen to need to open a new window while sharing my screen. This is one reason I stopped using Chrome ad now I see it's an issue with Firefox.

Asked by mark_myers 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Google drive won't load

Hi, Since upgrading to Firefox 36.0.1 (and possibly earlier), Google Drive will not properly load. While I can get to the drive page, the colored wheel that google displa… (read more)

Hi,

Since upgrading to Firefox 36.0.1 (and possibly earlier), Google Drive will not properly load. While I can get to the drive page, the colored wheel that google displays as its apps are loading just continues to spin. I've tried on Chrome and it loads fine. I've also tried opening Firefox in Safe Mode with extensions/add-ons disabled, as well as clearing cache. I haven't tried the Firefox Refresh yet, but I haven't done any tweaks beyond add-ons that should be interfering.

Has anyone else come across this problem? Any suggestions would be very helpful.

Thanks!

Asked by timmcsorley 5 years ago

Answered by timmcsorley 5 years ago

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Which folder does Firefox store Bookmarks & history? I need to find it so that I can use Time Machine to restore my deleted browsing history.

This question was asked .. And SOLVED for the person asking it .. but, not in a way that was understandable to me. So, I'm just asking for some details which could be f… (read more)

This question was asked .. And SOLVED for the person asking it .. but, not in a way that was understandable to me. So, I'm just asking for some details which could be followed as a tutorial.

This was the final comment from rjf380 on 9/19/17:

"So, between these posts, and a visit to Apple's Genius Bar, I found a solution. (1) Access the Firefox profile folder as described above and click to have it open in Finder. (2) Close Firefox application. (3) While having the Firefox profile folder open in Finder, open Time Machine from the menu bar at the top of the Mac screen. (4) The Finder folder will then be displayed for all previous updates. Select the most recent update (or the update that would contain your browsing history), select the profile folder, and then click restore. (5) Exit Time Machine.

My Firefox browsing history is fully restored."

This is good to know .. there is hope, for I have the same problem.. I had to delete Firefox after using it from the beginning .. For some reason the selection of my preferred search engine (Google) always came up with "Yahoo" .. no matter how I configured preferences .. I assumed there was a Yahoo virus in the system.. :-) .. so, I deleted Firefox .. then realized I had 20 years of bookmarks I really didn't want to delete. I've donated to Firefox several times and my wife has a $5/month auto donation that's still active... So, I'm determined to restore it .. with a working Google search engine and prior Bookmarks & History.

From rjf380's pionts for solution:

1) Which Firefox "Profile folder" ? ... places.sqlite or about:profiles  ?? (I don't see how to make a word in BOLD text)

Also .. nothing was said about Bookmarks .. or the bookmarks bar ...

Thanks much for more specifics.. Regards, michael

Asked by Lamboom.ML 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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FF freezes my whole computer when watching videos. What to do?!

Hi there. So, for quite a while now, Firefox keeps on freezing my whole computer while watching videos on YouTube or streams on Twitch. It started a few weeks back & … (read more)

Hi there. So, for quite a while now, Firefox keeps on freezing my whole computer while watching videos on YouTube or streams on Twitch. It started a few weeks back & when I couldn't resolve the problem, I changed to Chrome. But I just don't like it, so yesterday, I decided to go back to my fav browser: Firefox.

But my problem remains: When I'm watching a video, my browser constantly keeps freezing my whole MacBook. It starts with the video just stopping but the audio keeps going on for some 10-20 seconds. Then I can't move the cursor anymore & finally the sound dies & nothing reacts anymore. I can't even open the Activity Monitor or do anything else. So the only possibility for me to get back doing stuff is to hard reset my laptop & boot it again. This just happened to me twice in the last two & 4 or 5 times in the last 24 hours... I would really appreciate, if anyone could point me towards an solution.

Oh, and I'm on OS X 10.10.2 using Firefox 36.0.1 (but it also happened on 35.x before). Hardware Acceleration is turned off & flash is on its latest version. Cache has been flushed several times as well.

Asked by EddyTheGr8 5 years ago

Answered by kushagra 5 years ago

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Since the last 2 updates my yahoo mail will not autofill contacts when writing emails

this feature worked fine until the last 2 updates & works fine on Safari browser. Autofilling email addresses is a very important feature for my business. Can anyone … (read more)

this feature worked fine until the last 2 updates & works fine on Safari browser. Autofilling email addresses is a very important feature for my business. Can anyone help me PLEASE!!! thanks!

Asked by stef_blu 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Cache will not completely clear. Just discovered Cache2 and doomed folder

I received notice from Firefox about its latest update. After completing the update (47.0), the cache will not clear to '0' as it has done for years. I went to about:cach… (read more)

I received notice from Firefox about its latest update. After completing the update (47.0), the cache will not clear to '0' as it has done for years. I went to about:cache and saw a 'cache2' that will not clear 62kb. I know this is not much, but I do not like the fact that it will no longer completely zero. Then I noticed a folder called 'doomed'.

Can cache2 be disabled? Is there someway to completely clear cache2? Is 'doomed' malware?

Asked by bbrewer 4 years ago

Answered by bbrewer 4 years ago

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what file holds history of tabs last open?

I have used the remember and restore last open tabs option to restore all my tabs when I start FF every day. However, I accidentally closed FF without the tabs open today… (read more)

I have used the remember and restore last open tabs option to restore all my tabs when I start FF every day.

However, I accidentally closed FF without the tabs open today. So I lost my "open tabs" history.

Now I need to look in Time Machine (OS X) and find whatever file it is from yesterday that saved my tabs open history.

Does anyone know what this file is called?

Thanks. Mac

Asked by ainmff81 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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My 'home' icon has disappeared from the toolbar. How do I get it back?

The little black house icon (the home icon) has disappeared from my toolbar. I always used to use this to quickly go back to start a new search. Why did it disappear an… (read more)

The little black house icon (the home icon) has disappeared from my toolbar. I always used to use this to quickly go back to start a new search. Why did it disappear and how do I get it back? Thanks for your help.

Asked by alkhanson 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Uninstalling Firefox completely using and uninstall proggram

I have posted this question and it was removed from the forum. When I remove the Firefox 40 profile, sha512 84228c5e70b0ca4b3a8444007691a06cac1ecb6d81995d11a225e6e29dac67… (read more)

I have posted this question and it was removed from the forum.

When I remove the Firefox 40 profile, sha512 84228c5e70b0ca4b3a8444007691a06cac1ecb6d81995d11a225e6e29dac6799267ebfe60488d0934e32567599c6a4ef0f849dfddbbfd3abdf0b0282599f10c3

information  is still maintained. As an example In Canada ther is a coffee shop called tim hortons and when I log into the free Wifi after removing Firefox it still displays my log on name.

Why is their no uninstall application for Firefox?

Asked by Mace2 5 years ago

Answered by Mace2 5 years ago

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Cannot change settings they are greyed out

I am in my account on Firefox version 38.0.5 and when I go into my settings I want to change some but they are greyed out. How do I get this so I can edit them? I went in… (read more)

I am in my account on Firefox version 38.0.5 and when I go into my settings I want to change some but they are greyed out. How do I get this so I can edit them? I went into preference in Firefox then down to Privacy and want to make some changes there but some of the areas such as clear history when Firefox close is greyed out. hOW DO i make changes in Firefox?

Thank you all that reply to me.

Asked by franick 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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iframe not working in FF quantum when embedding http (works with https

This code not working in Quantum: <iframe src= "http://www.antique-microscopes.com/photos/grand.pdf" height= "900" width="700"></iframe> All I see… (read more)

This code not working in Quantum: <iframe src=

     "http://www.antique-microscopes.com/photos/grand.pdf" height=
     "900" width="700"></iframe>


All I see is a blank box. See this link: http://www.antique-microscopes.com/photos/Grand_model_microscope.htm

It works in Safari, Chrome, and earlier FF versions. I note that if I try to embed from a https site, it does work. Is there a work around for this other than making my site https?

Asked by wissnera 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago