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Since updating from 16 to 17, desktop shortcuts created by dragging show generic Windows icon instead of Firefox-page icon.

Upon upgrading from FF 16 to 17, I can still drag the icon that's to the left of the url to the desktop (or even to the XP Quick Launch Bar, Folder Shortcuts, etc.) to cr… (read more)

Upon upgrading from FF 16 to 17, I can still drag the icon that's to the left of the url to the desktop (or even to the XP Quick Launch Bar, Folder Shortcuts, etc.) to create an internet shortcut to the current page. However, with 17 this method produces a shortcut that shows a generic Windows icon instead of a Firefox-page icon. Even though a generic Windows icon normally denotes "no program associated," these still open with FF when double-clicked. But it doesn't look right. (BTW, all the shortcuts created by this method in FF 16 or lower retained the FF-page icon with the upgrade to 17.)

Any ideas why this changed and how to fix it so it looks the same as before?

Pending resolution of this (and another issue) I went back to FF 16, and it works normally again. However, the shortcuts that were created while I had 17 still show the generic Windows icon.

fixed in Firefox 21 - locking this old thread

Asked by Rick216 7 years ago

Answered by smzit 7 years ago

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Firefox 16 freezes for 1 minute when accessing certain webpages, I think they're all using Flash

I installed Firefox 16.0.1 yesterday. I was running 15 earlier in the day and it was fine. FF 16 however has suddenly started hanging for about a minute when I try to acc… (read more)

I installed Firefox 16.0.1 yesterday. I was running 15 earlier in the day and it was fine. FF 16 however has suddenly started hanging for about a minute when I try to access certain websites. It unfreezes fine after that minute, no crashes or anything, but it's very irritating. From what I can tell it only seems to do it on pages that use Flash. I've got the latest version installed, and it's made no difference. I tried downgrading to FF 15 and it's still the same. Anyone know what's going on? Thanks, Mark

Asked by spike95609 8 years ago

Answered by TrusteerSupport 8 years ago

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Firefox 17: Google Search Autocomplete Disabled

Warning: If you upgrade to Firefox 17 and use Google's old search - https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en the autocomplete (drop-down box of you personal sear… (read more)

Warning: If you upgrade to Firefox 17 and use Google's old search -

https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en

the autocomplete (drop-down box of you personal search terms) is disabled and per Google is not a Google issue

Again if you use https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en

your typed search history contained in the drop-down box is eliminated with Firefox 17, and once again Google has verified that it is not a Google issue.

Hopefully Firefox fixes this issue because tens of millions of people who use Google's old Search Engine -

https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en

use it because it retains your typed search history while eliminating google's suggestions, making searches fast and precise and effective and efficient without google's clutter of suggestions, yet Firefox 17 disables it altogether

Asked by SirSimeon2003 7 years ago

Answered by SirSimeon2003 7 years ago

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What happened to Send Link? It seems to have disappeared after upgrading to Firefox 16.

The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did… (read more)

The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did several of my friends). There does not seem to be a Add-On to can perform the same function. Please Help!

Asked by bhealton 8 years ago

Answered by TheOldFox 8 years ago

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spell check not working correctly

I just noticed that when I'm composing an email in AOL mail that the red underline would appear under parts of a correctly spelled word as if some portion of that word wa… (read more)

I just noticed that when I'm composing an email in AOL mail that the red underline would appear under parts of a correctly spelled word as if some portion of that word was misspelled which isn't the case. I contacted AOL and they said it was probably a browser problem which turns out it is. After disabling spell check, in Tools, the problem went away. Re enable and the problem returns. I have the English language dictionary installed and I added the English language dictionary add on. This seems to have alleviated the problem, some what, but not completely. It sometimes will not underline an obviously misspelled word. Never had this problem until I installed FF 16. There has to be a bug in FF 16. Please review and advise. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 8 years ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 7 years ago

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When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial e… (read more)

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial extension isn't working correctly with FF 16.

Asked by Baldape 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Since update 16.0.1 PayPal multiorder shipping dropdowns not working???

Since Firefox updated itself to 16.0.1, I cannot use dropdowns within the PayPal multiorder shipping screen. I can go into each transaction individually and use a dropdow… (read more)

Since Firefox updated itself to 16.0.1, I cannot use dropdowns within the PayPal multiorder shipping screen. I can go into each transaction individually and use a dropdown there, but not in the main screen (which is what we use to add shipping info, since going into each one wastes much more time).

Help?????

account number x'd out in URL below

Asked by sisternomad 8 years ago

Last reply by azndude 7 years ago

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Can't copy translated text from Google Translate web page?

It seems this happened after Firefox latest update. I can't seem to be able to copy the translated text box in Google Translate. I tried using IE and that worked. Hope… (read more)

It seems this happened after Firefox latest update. I can't seem to be able to copy the translated text box in Google Translate. I tried using IE and that worked. Hopefully you guys can test it on your side to see if it's working for you?

I also tried it with disabling Adblock Plus, but that didn't help.

Asked by DJ_Andre 7 years ago

Answered by thebigchief 7 years ago

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What happened to the firefox icon on htm and html document files?

Today I have noticed it for the first time.. The icon use to look like a blank page with a mini firefox icon on it.. Now the htm and html icon looks like a blank white pa… (read more)

Today I have noticed it for the first time.. The icon use to look like a blank page with a mini firefox icon on it.. Now the htm and html icon looks like a blank white page that is bent on the top right hand corner.. I tried a firefox reset and it didn't help.. I don't wanna do a reinstall of firefox because I want to keep the old firefox download manager and not the new one that is on the right of the search bar.. ( I saw it on my ubuntu linux computer) BUT my computer with the html file icon problem is Windows 7 x64

Asked by coolMichael 7 years ago

Answered by coolMichael 7 years ago

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Firefox Tab Height under Windows 8 is double sized.

The Tab on my browser is double sized under Windows 8. I have already searched the forums for a solution and none worked. Already tried: 1. Safe mode 2. Create new Profil… (read more)

The Tab on my browser is double sized under Windows 8. I have already searched the forums for a solution and none worked.

Already tried: 1. Safe mode 2. Create new Profile 3. Reinstalled with NO extensions 4. Cleaned out everything entry in appdata/programdata/registry

After everything double sized tab persists.

So I am led to believe that this is some new setting for Firefox where it detects an unknown 'Tablet' mode and sets the default theme as having double sized tabs. -- And just FYI -- I am NOT using a touchscreen. So whatever it is detecting, it is faulty. If you are going to put this in as an option, please add an option to DISABLE it.

When I change to another theme, such as Mx3, it does fix the double sized.

Asked by Fdiio 7 years ago

Last reply by spacemanjupiter 7 years ago

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Mozilla, not me! to disable plugin check page!

I want this page gone! I did not authorize it! I don't want it! I am not going to hunt down how get rid of it. You fix it or I'm gone... with a post on the Warrior Forum.… (read more)

I want this page gone! I did not authorize it! I don't want it! I am not going to hunt down how get rid of it. You fix it or I'm gone... with a post on the Warrior Forum.

You have until Saturday morning, January 19 to get this fixed. There are to many other browsing options to be putting up with this.

Joe Mobley

Title of this thread was edited by a moderator due to language. See the Rules & Guidelines .

Asked by JoeMobley 7 years ago

Last reply by James 7 years ago

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My exceptions list is suddenly blank

This morning, everything that was in my exceptions list has suddenly disappeared. This list took years to compile. Thanks a lot Mozilla. Nothing special happened overnigh… (read more)

This morning, everything that was in my exceptions list has suddenly disappeared. This list took years to compile. Thanks a lot Mozilla. Nothing special happened overnight as I simply put the computer to sleep before I did.

Asked by VortexBoy 8 years ago

Answered by KatCoelho 7 years ago

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yahoo mail keeps going to yim.com

I keep going to yahoo mail and recently most occasion it then runs to some website called http://www.yim.com/?redir=frame&uid=www50a154ce94ba49.13693812 Why is this h… (read more)

I keep going to yahoo mail and recently most occasion it then runs to some website called http://www.yim.com/?redir=frame&uid=www50a154ce94ba49.13693812

Why is this happening? I have cleared history and cookies and not working to solve the problem.

Asked by minnz21 7 years ago

Last reply by horrorflix 7 years ago

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Firefox 16.0.1 warns on closing multiple tabs but options set not to warn

Firefox just updated itself to version 16.0.1. Now, when attempting to close multiple tabs, I get the "Confirm close" warning even though the "Warn me when closing multip… (read more)

Firefox just updated itself to version 16.0.1. Now, when attempting to close multiple tabs, I get the "Confirm close" warning even though the "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" option is unchecked. I tried checking that option, confirming the change, then unchecking that option again & confirming the 2nd change, too. This has made no difference. Firefox is not obeying the option setting.

The problem didn't occur before the update to 16.0.1 but did occur in the first session afterwards & has persisted since.

Asked by NeilFKMcLachlan 8 years ago

Answered by haruhista4 7 years ago

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"Warn me when closing multiple tabs" doesn't work

Bug report. After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing mu… (read more)

Bug report.

After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" under General in the Options has no effect. It always prompts me to confirm close.

Asked by nlinecomputers 8 years ago

Last reply by StanislavShevchenko 7 years ago

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Upgrading from FF 15.1 to Firefox 16, the Bookmark menu is very laggy. Moving the mouse is slow in menu.

I have been using FF 4ever. After the update to firefox 16, when I drop the bookmark menu down, scrolling thru the menu, the movement is laggy, like stuttering. If I leav… (read more)

I have been using FF 4ever.

After the update to firefox 16, when I drop the bookmark menu down, scrolling thru the menu, the movement is laggy, like stuttering.

If I leave the menu down on the screen and move the cursor across the menu, the mouse pauses and jumps like 3" on the screen. like it hits a border and sticks then jumps across. But then I test and move the mouse across all menus and its laggy. but once I surf or click on a link, its fine. I disabled hardware Accel. to test, no help. I did a clean install of FF by cleaning and deleting all mozilla and firefox folders. no help. So I downgraded to 15.0.1 and all is well. I tested 15 and 16 both with importing the bookmarks and only FF16 is having this issue.

System is Windows XP, SP3 Pentium 4 3.06HT 2GB Ram ATI Radeon3850 HD AGP card

Asked by MIXXX 8 years ago

Last reply by henin 7 years ago

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missing send link

why did mozilla take away the send link option. if they want to make firefox more useful it seems a contradiction in terms to remove one of its most useful … (read more)

why did mozilla take away the send link option. if they want to make firefox more useful it seems a contradiction in terms to remove one of its most useful features.i mean WHY make it less functional?it seems crazyor fixing what ain't broke.loopy.

Asked by fynesleigh 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago