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Fake download starts after starting Firefox

When I start Firefox and start typing something in the Google search window, the gray arrow shows up and goes from the (not exactly) middle of the screen to the right cor… (read more)

When I start Firefox and start typing something in the Google search window, the gray arrow shows up and goes from the (not exactly) middle of the screen to the right corner. It looks the same as if you started to download something, with the difference that the arrow is gray instead of green. It is the same animation. Needles to say, I am not downloading anything.

Thanks!

Asked by Milan91 7 years ago

Answered by pollti 7 years ago

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Anyone else find that Firefox v. 26 is incredibly slow (worse than IE)?

I have disabled and restarted then re-enabled hardware acceleration, reset Firefox, emptied cache and tried everything I can find or think of to no avail. This just beca… (read more)

I have disabled and restarted then re-enabled hardware acceleration, reset Firefox, emptied cache and tried everything I can find or think of to no avail. This just became a problem since I updated to v. 26.0. Have never seen a version respond so poorly.

Asked by Slowride 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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When I open a new window, an additional blank tab opens in the new window.

The problem started when I reset my new page. Because two tabs were open, it set the second tab as part of the home page. When I noticed this, I reset it (selecting throu… (read more)

The problem started when I reset my new page. Because two tabs were open, it set the second tab as part of the home page. When I noticed this, I reset it (selecting through bookmarks) with a single tab. Unfortunately, it persists in opening two tabs whenever a new window is open, either when starting Firefox or through a link. Hitting "Home" does NOT open a new tab.

One of your FAQs advised removing pipe characters in the home page setting, but this does not apply in this case.

Can you help?

Thanks,

Mark.

Asked by MarkGracey63 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I fix slow scrolling, it is getting really annoying!

I cannot seem to find a solution. Answers I found online were to go to options > advanced > general and disable hardware acceleration and/or smooth scrolling. I tri… (read more)

I cannot seem to find a solution. Answers I found online were to go to options > advanced > general and disable hardware acceleration and/or smooth scrolling. I tried any combination and my scroll is still I assume one line per rotation which is really annoying! Please help me! Thank you in advance.

Asked by WebGen 7 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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How do I get rid of Iminent.com that has hijacked Firefox?

When I log onto Mozilla Firefox I get Iminent.com. I thought at first that this was the actual browser then realised it wasn't. I tried to delete the Iminent.com program … (read more)

When I log onto Mozilla Firefox I get Iminent.com. I thought at first that this was the actual browser then realised it wasn't. I tried to delete the Iminent.com program from my computer but was stopped by my anti-virus program who said that the site was unsafe and not to continue. I DO NOT want to use Iminent.com or have their Emitioncons whatever. I want to use Firefox and not Iminent.com

Asked by Spellian 7 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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Application Blocked By Security Settings

I am unable to access my GlobeInvestor Streaming Quotes (http://finserv.globeinvestor.com/fcclient8/mainframe.htm) via GlobeInvestorGold.com. When I click on the "Tracker… (read more)

I am unable to access my GlobeInvestor Streaming Quotes (http://finserv.globeinvestor.com/fcclient8/mainframe.htm) via GlobeInvestorGold.com. When I click on the "Tracker" link on the GlobeInvestor Gold website to access my streaming quotes, I get a pop up with an error stating:

Name: fccapp Location: http://finserv.globeinvestor.com Your security settings have blocked an untrusted application from running.

I have restarted Firefox numerous times. I have reset Firefox. I have re-installed Java a few times and I have also updated all plugins. I am running Firefox on my MacBook Pro. If you could provide any assistance, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much in advance.

Asked by KarenToronto 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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I've downloaded all of the firefox recommended malware & Popup blockers yet still get popups ad infinitum.

I have also restarted Firefox per the group's instructions, reinstalled the malware stoppers and the popup blockers. I still get popups on the left & right side of my… (read more)

I have also restarted Firefox per the group's instructions, reinstalled the malware stoppers and the popup blockers. I still get popups on the left & right side of my screen, cute little ads that popup in the photos that I looking at and a persistent ad that keeps showing up at the top of a given page without any means of deleting or erasing it. The "cute" little ads come with an "x" to close them. Every other popup does not. I'm getting carpal tunnel syndrome from closing popups. Also frustrated. Please help. I use Fire Fox 22.

Asked by engrbill47 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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List of "about:config" commands

I want to be able to really fine tune/customize firefox, but many of the changes I want to make are only available thru "about:config". An example of such a change -- how… (read more)

I want to be able to really fine tune/customize firefox, but many of the changes I want to make are only available thru "about:config". An example of such a change -- how to force new tabs to open blank -- took quite a bit of searching and knowing what question to ask or how to phrase it. Is there a list of all the "about:config" commands, and if so, where do I find/get them? Is it just a printable list (acceptable, but just...), a basic searchable database (better, but probably still have to know/phrase a question), or best yet, a keyword searchable db with both of the previous options? Also, is this putative list version specific, or is it constantly updated with a mix of old and new commands? I realize the risk of severely damaging the firefox installation, and am prepared to take it, as I think I'm reasonably cautious, and would check out any truly questionable changes before making them.

Asked by ET 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How to unhide titlebar, tabs, and bookmarks toolbar?

I'm running Win8.1, and have been using Firefox for many years - partially, because unnecessary features don't take over the screen - as they sometimes do with Microsoft … (read more)

I'm running Win8.1, and have been using Firefox for many years - partially, because unnecessary features don't take over the screen - as they sometimes do with Microsoft products. I seem to have stumbled into what may be an exception to that, though. [1] My Firefox title bar, tabs, and the bookmarks toolbar have hidden themselves - unless I mouse over the top of the screen. I didn't ask for this, and would like these features to be in view all the time (as they've been for the last 10 or so years). Any advice? [2] Secondarily, Firefox appears to have updated itself, perhaps, without my consent. I'd like to turn that off, and stay in control of my PC. Any advice for that would be helpful too. Thanks in advance.

Asked by bhargin 7 years ago

Answered by bhargin 7 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 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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How to make a specific web link to open in Firefox while explorer is my defalut

sadly, i need explorer to be my default at work. But i want to make shortcuts on my desktop to specific websites that will be opened in firefox. (in crome it is posiball … (read more)

sadly, i need explorer to be my default at work. But i want to make shortcuts on my desktop to specific websites that will be opened in firefox. (in crome it is posiball by adding a short cut to an aplication)

Asked by galba 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Windows mediap Player doesn't work with Windows 8.1

I tried many options but nothing works. In Iexplorer it works fine but not in Firefox. I have a new PC with windows 8.1 work with Dreamweaver 12. Gr, Hans van der Kleij … (read more)

I tried many options but nothing works. In Iexplorer it works fine but not in Firefox.

I have a new PC with windows 8.1 work with Dreamweaver 12.

Gr, Hans van der Kleij

Asked by Hans van der Kleij 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Fix the following Error code: ssl_error_illegal_parameter_alert

After upgrading to FF26 I get sites like Yahoo and Facebook that won't open properly. Passwords for yahoo mail won't initially take. I have to recycle the pages 2 and t… (read more)

After upgrading to FF26 I get sites like Yahoo and Facebook that won't open properly. Passwords for yahoo mail won't initially take. I have to recycle the pages 2 and three times before they will operate correctly. I occasionally get the "An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL peer rejected a handshake message for unacceptable content. (Error code: ssl_error_illegal_parameter_alert)".

I have tried doing the recommended fixes posted on the site by deleting the cache and history however, the problem still exists. Additionally, I have completely wiped FF off the computer and reinstalled and nothing has changed. I have Kaspersky Pure 2.0 as my antivirus, but this issue is only occurring on one of my three computers.

Asked by shsmaster40 7 years ago

Answered by arekm 7 years ago

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How do I force url links to open in Firefox only ?

I use IE-Favorites not only for internet url shortcuts, but also as a normal folder (which it is actually). I work with Firefox on a Windows PC with plugin "PlainOldFavor… (read more)

I use IE-Favorites not only for internet url shortcuts, but also as a normal folder (which it is actually). I work with Firefox on a Windows PC with plugin "PlainOldFavorites" for the bookmarks.

On my Mac , I would like the equivalent function (IE folder for bookmarks in Firefox) but the same plugin does not work on Mac. Which plugin would have that functionality ? To have access to the same folder (or a synchronized copy of Favorites) ?

Thank you

Asked by Merel 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Options Advanced tab does not work. Firefox no longer default browser. How do I fix this?

Firefox quit being my default browser without warning. The Options Advanced tab does not work so I can't reset default. When I click on the Advanced Options tab nothing… (read more)

Firefox quit being my default browser without warning. The Options Advanced tab does not work so I can't reset default. When I click on the Advanced Options tab nothing happens. How do I fix this?

Asked by Seafrog 7 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 7 years ago