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How to shut-off or disable "plugin-container.exe"

I'm running XP on a lap-top that originally had Vista that didn't work as well and Firefox 26.0, up-to date. I have "Add-Ons" of; Adblock Plus 2.4.1, Advanced System Care… (read more)

I'm running XP on a lap-top that originally had Vista that didn't work as well and Firefox 26.0, up-to date. I have "Add-Ons" of; Adblock Plus 2.4.1, Advanced System Care 1.0 and NoScript 2.6.8.12

Ever since updating to 26.0 that damnable "plug-in container.exe" has been slowing down my web surfing and I'm constantly ending the process in task Manager. I want to disable or remove it completely with easy-to-read instructions - Not some of the 5-page "mumbo-jumbo" I've been reading for other "solutions". It has slowed me down and irritated me to the point of considering returning to I-E.

It has to go or I'm going.

Asked by RadRon 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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DownloadHelper not working with Youtube - solution

1) press: Ctrl+Shift+Del to go to History cleaning. 2) select timeframe: all 3) mark: Cookies, Browser Cache, Active Logins, Offline Data, Site Settings. (you can also ma… (read more)

1) press: Ctrl+Shift+Del to go to History cleaning. 2) select timeframe: all 3) mark: Cookies, Browser Cache, Active Logins, Offline Data, Site Settings. (you can also mark Search History but it is not neccessary) 4) press: Clear button.

It solved the problem of downloading 0kb files instead of YouTube videos.

(with Firefox 25.0, DownloadHelper 4.9.21)

Asked by ooiuyy78 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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How to set old versions of plugins to 'Always Activate'?

The new version of Adobe Flash 11 is atrocious... I want to use version 10.3, but when it's installed it always asks me if I want to activate this plugin on every video..… (read more)

The new version of Adobe Flash 11 is atrocious... I want to use version 10.3, but when it's installed it always asks me if I want to activate this plugin on every video... That's really annoying. :( I've tried to set the plugin to 'Always Activate', but the option is unavailable in the addon options. Is there another way to fix this so it's always active, or do I need to find another browser in the meantime until Firefox gets their stuffs together?

Asked by Gankfest 6 years ago

Answered by Gankfest 6 years ago

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Why doesn't firefox 26.0 doesn't show download window/box!

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!! In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in ve… (read more)

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!!

In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in version 26.0 I no longer see the download box. When I go to about:config my setting are as they were in version 25.0.1 but there is still no download box opening. Will this issue be fixed and or will I need will downgrade to version 25.0.1.????

Asked by lapetite66 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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get rid of outfox.tv in tab

dont know how but i have outfox.tv coming on each time i click on a tab, and not my home page, i cant find anything anywhere for outfox.tv and want to get rid of it, how … (read more)

dont know how but i have outfox.tv coming on each time i click on a tab, and not my home page, i cant find anything anywhere for outfox.tv and want to get rid of it, how do i do this

Asked by andalie 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How to hide/disable Firefox notification for addon/application

Yahoo Mail is asking me to add an application (a Yahoo Mail app) for "mailto" links. I don't want it. Closing the notification works for as long a refresh, which means I'… (read more)

Yahoo Mail is asking me to add an application (a Yahoo Mail app) for "mailto" links. I don't want it. Closing the notification works for as long a refresh, which means I'd be forever closing the notification, thus I want to disable the notification in about:config but what exactly do I need to disable?

Update. Here is someone with a similar problem: http://superuser.com/questions/363827/how-can-i-disable-add-application-for-mailto-links-bar-in-firefox

Update: is this relevant? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/navigator.registerProtocolHandler

Update: thanks to Gingerbread_man for the chosen solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/994658#answer-556629

Cor-el also gave some helpful info: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/994658#answer-556727

Thank you all, guys. Cheers!

Asked by singy1234567891234 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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Recover bookmarks from profile after hard drive crash

I suffered a hard drive crash and had it replaced. I was able to save the most important of my data from my old hard drive, but I did not think to try to save my Firefox … (read more)

I suffered a hard drive crash and had it replaced. I was able to save the most important of my data from my old hard drive, but I did not think to try to save my Firefox bookmarks. I did not have a Sync account before the crash happened.

Is there any way at all to recover the bookmarks from before the crash?

Note: I am using a 2009 iMac with a brand-new hard drive and running OS X Mavericks.

Asked by livingsoul12066 6 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 6 years ago

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Firefox 26 - memory leaks continue. Not fixable!!!!!

This is a continuing problem that Firefox has had almost since it's inception. I have used it for years and this continues with every update, regardless of all the Mozil… (read more)

This is a continuing problem that Firefox has had almost since it's inception. I have used it for years and this continues with every update, regardless of all the Mozilla assurances that it has FINALLY fixed the memory leak issue. It is now using almost 1G every time I use it. I DO NOT WANT TO USE FIREFOX IN SAFE MODE OR WITHOUT THE ADDONS! That is the main point of using this browser in the first place and if I have to use it without all of it's functions, why use it at all?! I have been loyal but your continuing pattern of ignoring or pretending to fix this issue shows a complete lack of concern or respect for your customers. Fix it or I am gone.


Anyone with a problem

Please update to the latest version of Firefox.
If you need help OR insist on using an older version of Firefox please see my post under
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Asked by jihbeach1 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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After years of happily using Firefox, sudden, recurrent calamity

I've been primarily a Firefox user (with Chrome as back-up) for years, with only occasional, and minor, problems. I'm automatically updated to the latest version of Fire… (read more)

I've been primarily a Firefox user (with Chrome as back-up) for years, with only occasional, and minor, problems. I'm automatically updated to the latest version of Firefox.

So my browser life has been good--uneventful, even serene.

Until yesterday. Then Firefox suddenly stopped responding. Once, then twice, all together about five times yesterday, it would stop responding and I'd have to close the program and restart. And the pattern has repeated itself today. Sometimes when it's not responding I can still do things like open a new tab, but not download files or play a YouTube video--in fact there's a blank space where the video should be. Sometimes I can't even close Firefox in order to restart without turning off my computer.

Let me emphasize that nothing has changed in the manner of my Firefox use to possibly trigger all this.  I'm doing exactly what I always did, nothing more. 

My first awareness came when Windows notified me that Firefox had stopped responding and wanted me to click on "close program" in the dialog box and close Firefox, which I did. Windows said they would search for a solution, and let me know. At one point Mozilla came on the screen to announce a crash, and I filled out a crash report. Each time my first awareness of a problem comes when Windows appears in a little box and announces that Firefox has stopped responding. Soon after, the lack of responsiveness will become obvious to me in a variety of ways.

One notable point: if I restart Firefox everything will be fine for a while, and then, out of the blue, the unresponsiveness will recur.

I want to know why this is happening. Since my internet browsing pattern has not changed its nature, does the fault lie with this new version of Firefox? Or is there some malware that is responsible? I should emphasize that I've been using Chrome in the meantime and it has exhibited none of the problems of Firefox.

Actually, rather than my engaging in ignorant speculation, I'll just wait for analysis by the experts in this forum.

Asked by graviton37 6 years ago

Answered by graviton37 6 years ago

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where can I download esr?

I frequently install Firefox for others with the goal of having a secondary browser, a simpler browser, a more stable browser, and/or a safer browser(with NoScript) than … (read more)

I frequently install Firefox for others with the goal of having a secondary browser, a simpler browser, a more stable browser, and/or a safer browser(with NoScript) than IE. Many are confused by constant updates moving buttons around and new settings blocking access to their common websites, so I choose to use the ESR version. It has always been more difficult to find, but it has gotten nearly impossible now without hitting ftp.

Why is the ESR version made so hard to find?

Asked by 'nar 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Missing View --> Toolbars --> Tabs on top option

I have the new version 26 on two desktops and another laptop and this option of tabs on top (or, as I prefer it, unchecked so that the tabs are on the bottom). But my new… (read more)

I have the new version 26 on two desktops and another laptop and this option of tabs on top (or, as I prefer it, unchecked so that the tabs are on the bottom). But my new laptop, with FireFox 26 just downloaded, does not have this option - so I'm stuck with tabs on top instead of being able to put them on the bottom. Why does it show up on three other computers but not on my new laptop (Windows 7)?

Asked by Rebbetzin 6 years ago

Last reply by BirdieBob 6 years ago

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Can I save bookmarks on cloud ???

i find a problem in finding my bookmark after i install new operating system i try to save my book mark on my desktop but this has tow disadvantages 1- if it deleted !!!!… (read more)

i find a problem in finding my bookmark after i install new operating system i try to save my book mark on my desktop but this has tow disadvantages 1- if it deleted !!!! 2- when i restore it come without the slogan for every site i mean without the icon of every site so please i want to save my bookmark on cloud as this in Google Chrome thank you very much ..

Asked by Elsayed_Cika 6 years ago

Answered by eclassi 6 years ago

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How can I restore the previous download toolkit UI in FF26?

Updated to FF26 earlier today. I just now noticed that the download manager is different, rather, it is the new version that has been available for a while. I have been u… (read more)

Updated to FF26 earlier today. I just now noticed that the download manager is different, rather, it is the new version that has been available for a while. I have been using the older toolkit that was available in earlier versions through about:config and enabling the toolkit option. That option is still checked as true but the toolkit remains the same (the newer version).

How can I revert to the older download toolkit without restoring to an earlier version?

Asked by KrimCard 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Disable pop-up "add yahoo! (us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com) as an application for mailto links"

How can I permanently block the Yahoo Mail website from making this message pop up below the address bar? add yahoo! (us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com) as an application for mailto … (read more)

How can I permanently block the Yahoo Mail website from making this message pop up below the address bar?

add yahoo! (us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com) as an application for mailto links

Do not suggest using NoScript because that will disable Yahoo Mail and most other websites entirely. - unless NoScript has a way to block this message while allowing everything else.

Asked by arminius1 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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How do I remove bundled search engines?

I can't remove or disable search engines associated with companies that commit grave human rights offenses through the Settings menu on Firefox for Android. What are my o… (read more)

I can't remove or disable search engines associated with companies that commit grave human rights offenses through the Settings menu on Firefox for Android. What are my other options? Firefox has become literally offensive. Alternately, what are some free open source browsers that don't force these on me?

Asked by ednos 6 years ago

Answered by AaronMT 6 years ago

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Firefox hangs on startup in normal mode and safe mode, won't start in reset mode

using FF 26.0 using windows 7 home premium v 6.1 (latest) My problems started after loading FF 26.0. If I start FF in regular mode it hangs. Same thing happens when I st… (read more)

using FF 26.0 using windows 7 home premium v 6.1 (latest)

My problems started after loading FF 26.0. If I start FF in regular mode it hangs. Same thing happens when I start in safe mode. I can shut FF down (while it is hung) by clicking the X in the top right corner.

When I start FF in safe mode and choose reset FF, it hangs without FF ever appearing; I have to shut it down using task manager. After shutting down in reset mode, I can start FF in regular mode and everything works fine. However, stopping FF does not shut it down. I have to use task manager to shut it down. Then I am back to square one when trying to start FF, i.e. reset firefox, hangs, task manager shut down, then start FF.

When FF is running, I can open a new FF window.All my addons are up to date. I have reinstalled FF 26.0, three or four times.

I have cleared cache and cookies.

I have scanned for viruses and rootkits etc. with microsoft security essentials and spybot.

I have been a happy user of FF for more than a decade and have never had a problem like this. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks!

Asked by Verdae 6 years ago

Answered by TabletKey 6 years ago

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wINDOWS SECURITY UPDATE KB 2887069 stops access to internet , uninstalling then OK wht to do?

Update for Windows Security updates (running vista ) would not allow Firefox or IE to access internet but Thunderbird Ok . Could access internet in Safe mode through both… (read more)

Update for Windows Security updates (running vista ) would not allow Firefox or IE to access internet but Thunderbird Ok . Could access internet in Safe mode through both IE and Firefox. and Thunderbird. On driver list Consumer IR device driver had yelow triangle exclamation. After some research removed a series of updates KB 2887069, KB 2893294, KB 2898785, KB 2892075, KB 2893984, KB 2901674. all from 13/12/13. This allowed the system to access internet, updates then reinstalled failed to access internet. So removed only KB 2887069 then system again accessed internet.

Is this now ok or will there be a security problem as update is not in place??

Asked by walker1 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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When will you have a fix so Norton Identity Safe will work?

Firefox upgraded today and now Norton Identity Safe (Norton toolbar) no longer works. I have spent several hours moving bookmarks to I.E., because Norton works there. … (read more)

Firefox upgraded today and now Norton Identity Safe (Norton toolbar) no longer works. I have spent several hours moving bookmarks to I.E., because Norton works there. I prefer Firefox, oh well, "Que sera, sera".

Asked by kirtbell 6 years ago

Last reply by RadicalDudette 6 years ago