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Removing Yahoo Toolbar in Firefox 12

I cannot get rid of the Yahoo Toolbar in Firefox 12. It does not show up under extensions or add-ons. I have eliminated all Yahoo programs (Toolbar, IM, and some updating… (read more)

I cannot get rid of the Yahoo Toolbar in Firefox 12. It does not show up under extensions or add-ons.

I have eliminated all Yahoo programs (Toolbar, IM, and some updating program) in the control panel Add/Remove Programs.

I have restarted the Firefox in safe mode. There are still no Yahoo Add-ons or Extensions that show up.

I then went Help | Troubleshooting Information | Show Folder

I clicked on Show Folder.

There's a folder called "Yahoo! Inc". When I open Yahoo Inc., there's another folder called ytoolbar. I have deleted Yahoo! Inc both when Firefox was open and when it was closed. As soon as I restart Firefox, the Yahoo Inc. folder is recreated.

I am unable to remove the Yahoo Inc. folder permanently.

This is one invasive program.

How do I get rid of it?

Asked by Stecyk 8 years ago

Answered by Stecyk 8 years ago

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webpage section Headings are too big, text-content is too small.

I have to make the content/text fonts big so i can read comfortably, but this makes the section headings on the webpages gigantic, and the whole layout is wrong. in Ope… (read more)

I have to make the content/text fonts big so i can read comfortably, but this makes the section headings on the webpages gigantic, and the whole layout is wrong.

in Opera, 10years ago, it used to be possible to change the font size of the class of the section headings (there were 6 classes/sizes of headings IIRC). the final effect was that the font size of the content was close to the font size of the section heading or headlines on the webpages. the settings changes were made on a configuration page for designating the name of the font and the sizes for proportional and for monospace. for instance the section heading on this text entry page is "Fill in the details of your question." and that font size is at least 3 or 4 times taller then the sub headings which ar "Question" and "Details."

so is there a way in FF to decrease the font size of the section headings as a general global setting?

Asked by 3katie3 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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when visiting website adobe flash plugin crash page pops up

when i visit the website it freezes for a while and adobe flash plugin has crashed appears the it will have it on all videos that i have open in tabs the problem started … (read more)

when i visit the website it freezes for a while and adobe flash plugin has crashed appears the it will have it on all videos that i have open in tabs the problem started this week

Asked by la321 8 years ago

Answered by lazyent 8 years ago

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can't drag and drop bookmarks in FF12

I just upgraded to FF 12.0, and I find that I'm unable to drag and drop bookmarks in the "Show All Bookmarks" window. I used to be able to organize my bookmarks that way,… (read more)

I just upgraded to FF 12.0, and I find that I'm unable to drag and drop bookmarks in the "Show All Bookmarks" window. I used to be able to organize my bookmarks that way, order them, put in folders, etc. I can delete bookmarks, and I can even "copy" and "paste" them to move them around, but I can't drag and drop them anymore.

When I go back to FF11, which I had archived, it works fine.

iMac 10.6.8

Asked by danll 8 years ago

Answered by danll 8 years ago

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Where to put a plugin - Win7

I often view a map from a government mapping service that requires a plugin (from Autodesk). On my older computer running Win XP and FF12 the plugin was installed in the… (read more)

I often view a map from a government mapping service that requires a plugin (from Autodesk). On my older computer running Win XP and FF12 the plugin was installed in the plugins folder of Firefox.

I now have a new computer running Win7 and FF12 but there is no plugins folder. Where do I install the plugin so it appears in the plugins list under Tools>Addons>Plugins?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by trimguy 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Still having problems saving passwords

I have followed the instructions contained in: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-remember-usernames-and-passwords?s=Saving+Passwords&r=5&e=es&a… (read more)

I have followed the instructions contained in: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-remember-usernames-and-passwords?s=Saving+Passwords&r=5&e=es&as=s But I still cannot get the browser to prompt me to save the password. I have deleted and reinstalled Firefox twice today. The first time without deleting personal data and the second time with deletion, but still I cannot get the browser to store passwords. I am at a loss as to how to continue.

Asked by rtbell 8 years ago

Answered by rtbell 8 years ago

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bookmarks toolbar not working properly after v. 12.0 update

Bookmarks Toolbar does not show up whenever I first open the browser. There is a space for it but no icons are there. The only thing that works right now for me is to go … (read more)

Bookmarks Toolbar does not show up whenever I first open the browser. There is a space for it but no icons are there. The only thing that works right now for me is to go in to 'View > Toolbars', uncheck the Bookmarks Toolbar, then go back in & re-check it. It's a PITA but it works. When I close the browser & re-open it I have to go through the same routine again. In addition I sometimes lose the functionality of the Menu Toolbar, it is there but does not work. I have tried the Customize, the restore defaults & the deletion of the localstore.rdf solutions. Nothing has worked. Looking forward to a solution.

Asked by sofla 8 years ago

Answered by finitarry 8 years ago

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scratchpad

i opened scratchpad by accident on my laptop and cannot get rid of it someone tell me how to get rid im on mac and firefox update 11.0 cos oit wont update to newer firefo… (read more)

i opened scratchpad by accident on my laptop and cannot get rid of it someone tell me how to get rid im on mac and firefox update 11.0 cos oit wont update to newer firefox cos its an old mac book pro

please

thanks owen

Asked by barlowowen 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How to sync two firefox profiles, everything except localstore.rdf

Yesterday, I asked about linking cache between two firefox profiles: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/925836 And I got to thinking. The only reason I'm even ma… (read more)

Yesterday, I asked about linking cache between two firefox profiles:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/925836

And I got to thinking. The only reason I'm even making a second profile is to have two "saved window locations" for multi-monitor purposes. I want these profiles to be EXACTLY the same except for the location in which they are opened (which is saved in localstore.rdf). It occurred to me that with my current setup in the above thread, even though the caches are now linked.. I will still have to change bookmarks twice. Have two different histories, saved passwords, etc. All minor inconveniences at best, but it would still be nice to avoid them!

Like I said, I want these profiles identical except for the locations in which they are opened. I know there are extensions for syncing profiles, but they all seem to be 1 star performance hindering messes. I'd rather do it manually, as I did with the cache. Possible?

Asked by Celeras 8 years ago

Answered by Celeras 8 years ago

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cant rapidly reload all tabs.

In an online game I play, the ablilty to reload several pages rapidly is key. To achive this we would go into offline mode, click the attack button on 4 pages, go online,… (read more)

In an online game I play, the ablilty to reload several pages rapidly is key. To achive this we would go into offline mode, click the attack button on 4 pages, go online, hit reload all tabs then hold enter on the "To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier." box, and it would rapidly hit yes to each box, sending 4 attacks to land at the same second.

But now it just does the one box then stops, making me try to just click it as fast as I can with my mouse. Pausible to achive still, but not as acurate at all. My keyboard settings are set to repeat as rapidly as possible, I've had experience doing this for years in the game, and it worked a hour or two ago when i did it, then fire fox asked me to update and afterwards its not doing what it use to.

Asked by JungleLuv 8 years ago

Answered by JungleLuv 8 years ago

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FF 12.0 saves images of each webpage I visit to my cache folders. Is this a feature or malware?

FF 12.0 is saving images of the top of each webpage I visit into my profile's cache folders. I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Build 10K549, MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1GB… (read more)

FF 12.0 is saving images of the top of each webpage I visit into my profile's cache folders. I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Build 10K549, MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, and Intego VBX6, updated daily. In Terminal, the "file" command with the path to an image file, shows e.g.: .../Cache/7/63/DB1B8d01: PNG image, 201 x 127, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced Though the images are small, someone might be able to see, e.g., a credit card number that the user entered! In the Finder, Quick Look shows each image as the top of each webpage visited, but for externally loaded webpages it is an image of only the webpage portion of the window, not the window's toolbar nor status bar. Images of webpages are saved two seconds after the page loads (per Quick Look which, unlike Get Info, shows Date Modified time including seconds). The problem occurs even in Safe Mode after a reboot. It occurs in FF 12.0 at the administrator user account level and in FF 12.0 running in standard level user accounts. After backing up my profile and deleting the 04/24/2012 installed update of FF 12.0 (from FF 11), and downloading a new version today 04/29 from http://mozilla.org/firefox (the cache was already cleared from the last FF session), I tested it again, via Help menu, Firefox Help. The page loaded and the cache contained the pages normal icons and images, AND an image of the top portion of this webpage. The images do not match those used by Tab Groups, nor those used when tabs are moved around each other (comparing the images shows they don't quite match either one). Keeping the browse window's width the same, but pulling the bottom of the browse window up, until only a couple of inches of the page is visible causes the image to show only the top left corner of the webpage. If the Add-ons page is also opened and another page is visited (where a new tab is created), an image of the newly visited page is created, AND an image of the Add-ons is created too, but NOT the page the user sees, but rather the older style Firefox window with gray tab buttons in the toolbar showing 4 tabs "Get Add-ons, Extension, Themes, Plugins (which is depressed)". In this window's toolbar on the left are the normal three buttons, each grayed out as if the window is inactive, then the Add-ons title, with the pill button on the right. Below are whatever plugins you have installed with blue lego block icons to the left and their related text, listed below in rows. The top row is highlighted in yellow and that row alone has a "Disable" button. This image even includes a white background around the window. Yet this image does NOT match what the user sees, which is the Add-ons newer full-page style, where the tabs are in a column on the left side and Add-ons are listed in the column on right with a Gear button above, over a blue background. BTW: I've just pasted the Troubleshooting Information data into the field below, but the copy and paste isn't showing tabs between the preference names and their values, nor return characters, so everything runs together.

Asked by rlittle 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Backed up my bookmarks deleted firefox 12 and reinstalled now I can't reload my bookmarks backup.

When I try to restore the backup from my desktop I get and error message: Unsupported file type I made 3 backups all named something different and none of them will rest… (read more)

When I try to restore the backup from my desktop I get and error message: Unsupported file type

I made 3 backups all named something different and none of them will restore. I tried adding a .JSON extension on one of the files and that did not work.

What do I need to do to get my bookmarks back on Firefox? Thanks

Asked by killian6pk 8 years ago

Answered by killian6pk 8 years ago

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Can't change my home page, each time I change it goes to findamos.com

I've been try to change my home page for a week and it keeps come to findamos.com each time I restart firefox and when i restart my computer it also takes off my appearan… (read more)

I've been try to change my home page for a week and it keeps come to findamos.com each time I restart firefox and when i restart my computer it also takes off my appearance.

Asked by blackknight3069 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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can't check if plugins are up to date

since Friday 5-4-2012 around 6pm est,(on 3 separate computers) i have been getting "sorry we couldn't find the page or file you were looking for" when i click on the link… (read more)

since Friday 5-4-2012 around 6pm est,(on 3 separate computers) i have been getting "sorry we couldn't find the page or file you were looking for" when i click on the link "check to see if your plugins are up to date" through the add-ons page. it's the first time i have ever encountered this problem.....can any one help me with this? i have tried, restarting Firefox, restarting the computers, shutting off the firewall, uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling and so far none of these have worked. it is now Sunday 5-6-2012 around 10:30 am est and i have been clicking that link several times each day to see if anything new happens or gets fixed and so far it has not.....I'm still seeing the same page. i would appreciate it if someone could help me solve this very quickly.....thanks for any help.

Asked by lastavatar 8 years ago

Answered by SafeBrowser 8 years ago

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New tabs open with 'mystart by incredibar.com', an app I never heard of until this started. How do I get tabs to open to a blank page again?

I had a similar problem previously, and was able to find a setting under 'tools' that allowed me to set it back to 'blank page' but I can no longer seem to find that sett… (read more)

I had a similar problem previously, and was able to find a setting under 'tools' that allowed me to set it back to 'blank page' but I can no longer seem to find that setting and this incredibar.com thing is really obnoxious. I can't find a cookie or any sort of data stored anywhere that will allow me to remove this ad-on.

Asked by aiwealako 8 years ago

Answered by aiwealako 8 years ago

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want to disable popup that shows when i pass my pointer over a bookmark telling me what my bookmark is, like i don't know.

the popup tells me the web address in a small box that pops up if i hold the pointer on a bookmark for more than a second or so and also tells me the bookmark. its just t… (read more)

the popup tells me the web address in a small box that pops up if i hold the pointer on a bookmark for more than a second or so and also tells me the bookmark. its just telling me what i alredy know, its annoying.

Asked by crakrjak 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Whole websites showing as weird characters

I've tried to resolve this myself for several weeks but certain pages and websites appear like this and it's really bugging me. The same pages are fine on my laptop with … (read more)

I've tried to resolve this myself for several weeks but certain pages and websites appear like this and it's really bugging me. The same pages are fine on my laptop with Firefox.

They work fine with Internet Explorer...

Things I've tried:

Following tutorials for similar problems Changing character encoding several times Restarting with everything disabled Reinstalling

Screenshot:

http://i.imgur.com/lhz0w.png

Asked by Odinson 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox has stopped connecting to most websites as of this afternoon.

Firefox has stopped connecting to most websites as of this afternoon, this morning it worked fine. The message I get is 'This Connection is Untrusted'. This is happening … (read more)

Firefox has stopped connecting to most websites as of this afternoon, this morning it worked fine. The message I get is 'This Connection is Untrusted'. This is happening to sites like Google.com (and everything Google related: maps, gmail, etc), Yahoo.com, tumblr.com, among others, but then some sites work fine. I didn't update or change anything.

I have tried all of the suggestions I could find: changing the proxy, changing firewall settings, clear cache and cookies, etc. Ran a complete scan with anti-virus software, it was clean. Nothing has worked!! I am extremely frustrated. I am currently having to use Google Chrome :( WTF is going on?

Asked by Tzmndvl 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago