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New tabs don't start at home page

My home page is Google. However, whenever I open a new tab, the website opened isn't Google, it's something saying 'Results by Bing' in the upper right corner. How can I … (read more)

My home page is Google. However, whenever I open a new tab, the website opened isn't Google, it's something saying 'Results by Bing' in the upper right corner. How can I ensure that new tabs start at Google (or at any other page I set as my home page)?

Asked by rdixit 7 years ago

Answered by Nellus 7 years ago

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Firefox doesn't load google sites nor facebook

This is extremely frustrating and has been happening for months now. Sometimes the sites load, but then stop working after a few minutes, and then it's nearly impossible … (read more)

This is extremely frustrating and has been happening for months now. Sometimes the sites load, but then stop working after a few minutes, and then it's nearly impossible to get them to load again. It just hangs at "connecting" for ever until it either times out or just goes to a blank tab. Other sites work, but anything Google related such as search, gmail, finance, etc or Facebook simply don't work.

It appears that this is a common problem recurring every 6 months or so according to this board. I've tried clearing cookies/cash and then even reset Firefox and it still happens. Any suggestions to fix this problem?

Thank you very much!

Jeremy

Asked by monkeychemist 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Recently Unable to Paste Content in Gmail Using Firefox...

As of this past Thursday, I am unable to paste the vast majority of content copied from the internet into the body of emails composed in my Gmail account. This is not exc… (read more)

As of this past Thursday, I am unable to paste the vast majority of content copied from the internet into the body of emails composed in my Gmail account. This is not exclusive to, but seems consistently to be the case when attempting to copy Google-related content (search results, YouTube content, images, and so forth).

I am able to perform this function using Chrome, though for a variety of reasons Firefox is my preferred browser, and I would as soon not have to alternate between the two. To my knowledge, no updates have been made that would correspond to or be potentially responsible for this issue.

I've seen similar issues reported on other forums, but none more current than six month's past (either they have not been recently reported or this is an issue particular to me, it seems). In these forums there are suggestions made in the way of modifying scripts, but I would as soon avoid that if possible as it is clear that it my cause my computer to become vulnerable to security invasions.

Not that this issue isn't fairly direct in my reporting it, though the accompanying screenshots illustrate my (1.) copying search results from Google and (2.) a comparison between the results attempting to paste the same content in Chrome and Firefox.

[Amendment: The images appear to not be properly uploading, but may well not be essential...]

It should be noted that this is the case whether using the drop-down right-click menu, keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+C/ctrl+V), or the in-window menu...

Asked by ABrummitt81 6 years ago

Answered by ABrummitt81 6 years ago

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pages keep saying I need a plugin but "search for plugin" button CONSISTENTLY yields "none found" -- do I need one or not?

I have a nearly-new Mac 10.7.5. Downloaded Firefox just fine. But many (not all) pages give me a popup saying that additional plugins are needed to display all the conten… (read more)

I have a nearly-new Mac 10.7.5. Downloaded Firefox just fine. But many (not all) pages give me a popup saying that additional plugins are needed to display all the content. When I click the "Install missing plugins" button, I get a popup saying, "No suitable plugins were found." Does this mean the popup saying I am in need of a plugin is false, or what?

Asked by mellyrn 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why is Firefox (Mac) launching on startup?

I am running MacOS 10.7.5. It seems like around the time I upgraded to Firefox 18, it started to launch upon Startup. I have verified that my Preferences Login items does… (read more)

I am running MacOS 10.7.5. It seems like around the time I upgraded to Firefox 18, it started to launch upon Startup. I have verified that my Preferences Login items does not include Firefox. My general System preferences are set not to restore windows on Startup.

Asked by Macanudo62 8 years ago

Answered by Macanudo62 8 years ago

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Some website dark blank and shows as aclk (GIF Image, 1 x 1 pixels)

Mac OS 10.7.5 MacBook Pro Using Firefox 19.0.2 Cannot access any Las Vegas Hotel/Casino websites today (trying to book a room). Get a dark blank screen with a tiny whi… (read more)

Mac OS 10.7.5 MacBook Pro Using Firefox 19.0.2 Cannot access any Las Vegas Hotel/Casino websites today (trying to book a room). Get a dark blank screen with a tiny white dot in the center. It shows as "aclk (GIF Image, 1x1 pixels)". I am able to see sites for example, expedia just not the actual hotel sites. I see answers for Windows but not for the Mac. I can't find any "Banner Ad Block". I don't have any problems with any other sites. This just started today. I didn't seem to have any problems yesterday accessing the hotel sites. I'm the only user on this laptop. Thanks

Asked by bit72 8 years ago

Answered by bit72 8 years ago

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No sound on you tube or facebook

I don't know if this is coincidence but I deleted 'you tube' on face book and suddenly I cant get sound on my mac on 'you tube' or 'facebook', video plays ok. Tried in … (read more)

I don't know if this is coincidence but I deleted 'you tube' on face book and suddenly I cant get sound on my mac on 'you tube' or 'facebook', video plays ok. Tried in 'safe mode', reset firefox and even reinstalled Firefox, no joy. I have no problem with sound on Chrome. Can anybody help?

Anne

Asked by Annief 8 years ago

Answered by Annief 8 years ago

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Firefox not recognizing VLC plugin

Firefox on Lion is not recognizing the VLC plugin. I've attempted to reinstall the plugin, but Firefox will not recognize it. I've also verified that it is installed to t… (read more)

Firefox on Lion is not recognizing the VLC plugin. I've attempted to reinstall the plugin, but Firefox will not recognize it. I've also verified that it is installed to the correct location (/Library/Internet Plug-ins)

Asked by Entegy 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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My web page uses svg images, but when the svg's are printed by Firefox they are rasterized at the wrong resolution.

I have produced a web page which uses svg images. One of these is here: http://donwagner.dk/JZSS5.4.svg. The svg's are produced by Adobe Illustrator, version CS5. Viewe… (read more)

I have produced a web page which uses svg images. One of these is here: http://donwagner.dk/JZSS5.4.svg.

The svg's are produced by Adobe Illustrator, version CS5. Viewed in any browser the images look good at any magnification, but when I print the page in Firefox the image is seriously blurred, seemingly because the rasterization uses the wrong resolution.

The same happens in all browsers, not quite so bad in Chrome but still not perfect.

Do you have plans to fix this bug, or do you have a workaround?

Regards Don Wagner

Asked by dbwagner 8 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 8 years ago

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An update was downloaded without my permission, and it says Install pending... how do I prevent it from installing?

I made the mistake of clicking "check for updates" because it instead downloaded the update. I have my settings set to "check for updates but let me choose whether to ins… (read more)

I made the mistake of clicking "check for updates" because it instead downloaded the update. I have my settings set to "check for updates but let me choose whether to install them" but the "Check for Updates" button does not allow me to choose... they're downloaded immediately.

This is a serious violation of my trust in Firefox and I will not allow these updates to be installed. If I can't stop them... I will uninstall Firefox and wash my hands of Mozilla permanently.

Firefox 14.0.1 Mac OS X 10.7.5

Asked by ikaruseijin 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Website glitches and images are jumbled up and distorted. Why?

Images spazzes and there's a lot of images being jumbled up as I click one tab to another. For eg. When i'm on youtube, then i click on another tab, say Facebook, the ta… (read more)

Images spazzes and there's a lot of images being jumbled up as I click one tab to another. For eg. When i'm on youtube, then i click on another tab, say Facebook, the tab will change to facebook but the video player of youtube will be right smack in the centre. It remains there until I scroll up or down, which erases the video player.

Asked by jakelow 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Can't load tunes on SoundCloud with Firefox 18.0.1 - No adBlocker installed~!

I recently updated firefox and found that soundcloud wasn't working. It's loading songs but once I press play nothing happens. I received an alert in the top corner of t… (read more)

I recently updated firefox and found that soundcloud wasn't working. It's loading songs but once I press play nothing happens. I received an alert in the top corner of the page suggesting I turn off adblocker or enable flash. I don't have an adblocker and I have the flash plugin and it is up to date. I can't figure out what else it could possibly be.

I don't have Java installed so clearing my cache isn't going to fix the issue. Please help ;__;

Asked by p0kemina 8 years ago

Answered by kobe 8 years ago

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how do I replace "latest headlines" to firefox bookmarks toolbar?

I had Firefox disabled to remove malware, and then had it reinstalled. However, now the "latest headlines" does not appear on the bookmarks toolbar. How can I replace it?… (read more)

I had Firefox disabled to remove malware, and then had it reinstalled. However, now the "latest headlines" does not appear on the bookmarks toolbar. How can I replace it? Thanks. I use Mac OSX Firefox 19

Asked by willieske 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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How do I open PDF files on a website from my MacBook Air?

I get only a blank page when I click on a pdf file on a website. (I am able to open in Safari with a right click.) I downloaded the PDF Viewer, but it didn't help. I we… (read more)

I get only a blank page when I click on a pdf file on a website. (I am able to open in Safari with a right click.)

I downloaded the PDF Viewer, but it didn't help.

I went to TOOLS to disable blocking extensions, but none were listed.

Asked by crosszline 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago