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TypeError:ToolbarControl.getSettingByType is not afunction keeps coming up over and over after updating firefox.

when i start up or go to any website TypeError:ToolbarControl.getSettingBYType is not a function keeps coming up over and over again. a box comes up to check saying it w… (read more)

when i start up or go to any website TypeError:ToolbarControl.getSettingBYType is not a function keeps coming up over and over again. a box comes up to check saying it won't come up again and does over and over again. it doesn't matter what page i go to or what i am doing.

Asked by gfedrowitz 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Keep bookmarks open even after clicking on link(Like Ubuntu)

In Ubuntu firefox when you open the bookmark it stays open even if you click on a link. This allows you to open many tabs at one time without clicking a lot. I would li… (read more)

In Ubuntu firefox when you open the bookmark it stays open even if you click on a link. This allows you to open many tabs at one time without clicking a lot. I would like to get this function in Windows 8.

Thanks you

Asked by win2k1 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 17 is not retaining cookie settings.

Firefox 17 is not retaining cookie setting for websites. Besides removing all existing exceptions I had, it will no longer retain exceptions for cookies. I have the bas… (read more)

Firefox 17 is not retaining cookie setting for websites. Besides removing all existing exceptions I had, it will no longer retain exceptions for cookies. I have the basic cookie setting as unchecked for accepting cookies (that is the default is not to accept cookies), but when I add an exception, it does not retain it when I close my browser. This is very serious stuff. I will have to move from my beloved Firefox to something that *does* work. I can't believe you haven't been flooded with complaints. Or maybe you have.

Asked by Axis 8 years ago

Last reply by jaman57 8 years ago

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I can't add or remove bookmarks from the bookmarks menu or bookmarks bar and I've completely removed and reinstalled Firefox.

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefo… (read more)

I am not able to add or remove bookmarks. The bookmarks library is empty. I can't restore to any back up bookmarks. I restarted in safe mode. No bookmarks. I reset Firefox. No bookmarks. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. No bookmarks. I did a Revo Uninstall and cleared the registry. No bookmarks. I deleted the localstore.rdf. No bookmarks. This is kinda a deal breaker for me. I might have to go to Chrome or IE.

Asked by lynxiana 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Back & Refresh Buttons No Longer Working After Update To FF 17

I updated to FF 17 about an hour ago and since then the back & refresh buttons no longer work. I do not have McAfee site advisor or tab mix plus on my browser. How do… (read more)

I updated to FF 17 about an hour ago and since then the back & refresh buttons no longer work. I do not have McAfee site advisor or tab mix plus on my browser.

How do I fix this? It's making my browsing VERY difficult and I have work to do.

Asked by ShanG 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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javascript "Permission to read file was denied"

Did a manual "About Firefox" update. Typed in system pwd after download, clicked Force Quit All, Firefox hung. Had to Force Quit Firefox. Restarted, and I get a "Javascri… (read more)

Did a manual "About Firefox" update. Typed in system pwd after download, clicked Force Quit All, Firefox hung. Had to Force Quit Firefox. Restarted, and I get a "Javascript Application Permission to read file was denied." every time Firefox starts. Nothing in error console.

Asked by andrewm57 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Problems with Kaspesky Password Manager add-on

I have allowed auto updates of FF to version 17 For all of the updates since I thin FF15 Kasp PM has failed to work with FF but works fine with IE (this is of course high… (read more)

I have allowed auto updates of FF to version 17 For all of the updates since I thin FF15 Kasp PM has failed to work with FF but works fine with IE (this is of course highly irritating). The Kasp website forum keeps issuing patches that it claims fix the problem but they don't. The add-on manager in FF always reports PM as incompatible and disabled. Has anyone had this problem and worked out a fix. The Kasp forum showed a bit of interest in my posts but now never seems to answer.

Asked by Bronte 8 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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My McAfee SiteAdvisor add-on is activated in the Tool-Add-on menu but doesn't appear in the Add-on Bar.

My McAfee SiteAdvisors is activated but doesnt show in the add-on bar. I double checked the situation under « Tool, Add-on, Extensions » and the add-on is enable. Also th… (read more)

My McAfee SiteAdvisors is activated but doesnt show in the add-on bar. I double checked the situation under « Tool, Add-on, Extensions » and the add-on is enable. Also the « Add-on bar » is activated.The green McAfee SiteAdvisor button dissapeared after firefox update 16.02. I updated to 17 in case it would resolve the problem with no success. McAfee is still working by giving a warning page if I try to go on a suspiscious site. Also in google search result I no longer get the little McAfee evaluation icones.

Asked by vinlannd 8 years ago

Last reply by sharathnettar 8 years ago

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When I updated FF Eco Start Page became my start PAge and default search place WHY?

Updating to new version of Fire Fox, my home page was changed to eco Start Page and my default search was a yahoo Eco Start Page . Why did this happen? I had trouble corr… (read more)

Updating to new version of Fire Fox, my home page was changed to eco Start Page and my default search was a yahoo Eco Start Page . Why did this happen? I had trouble correcting this and how can this happen to FF? I thought your browser was secure.

Asked by Rusyazman 8 years ago

Last reply by comgeek888 8 years ago

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Flash crashing since Flash update to 11.5 and Firefox update to 17.

About 4 days ago, Adobe Flash Player updated to 11.5 and started crashing multiple times a day. So when Firefox updated to 17 today, I immediately uninstalled Firefox an… (read more)

About 4 days ago, Adobe Flash Player updated to 11.5 and started crashing multiple times a day. So when Firefox updated to 17 today, I immediately uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled the new versions in hope that the problems would be fixed. When that wasn't the case, I followed all the steps for Flash 11.3 and nothing has worked. This is only happening in Firefox. Flash works fine in Google Chrome and in Internet Explorer. My school's primary requirement is that I use Firefox with Flash to do my schoolwork. This is an issue if I have to restart Firefox multiple times during my session. 25% of all Flash crashes also crash Firefox. I need help soon.

Asked by dan2me76 8 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 8 years ago

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FF17 Mouse wheel line scrolling too fast, alt+scroll missing

Upgraded to FF17 from FF16. Noticed that when I scroll w/ my mouse it jumps about 5 or 6 lines, versus 16's 3 or so. Also, the old mouse shortcut of alt+mousescroll to sc… (read more)

Upgraded to FF17 from FF16. Noticed that when I scroll w/ my mouse it jumps about 5 or 6 lines, versus 16's 3 or so. Also, the old mouse shortcut of alt+mousescroll to scroll line by line is gone. A google search netted me the Gecko wiki explaining all the new mouse scrolling options under about:config, but it was mostly over my head. One part I did understand is the loss of the old "mousewheel.withnokey.numlines" and "mousewheel.withnokey.sysnumlines" strings.

I figured it out by changing mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.enabled to "false", and it is working at the same speed as it did under FF16, but the ability that alt+mousescroll provided is still missing. Having the ability to customize the mouse scroll speed (instead of turning off the system scroll override) is still outside of my grasp as well.

Asked by pacheck 8 years ago

Last reply by drabun 8 years ago

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Java latest version is not compatible with firefox; no alternative, because website only allows you to play if you have the last version

I tried to solve by following some instructions of yours in these foruns, but it didnt work for me because the site pogo.com only allows you to play the games with the la… (read more)

I tried to solve by following some instructions of yours in these foruns, but it didnt work for me because the site pogo.com only allows you to play the games with the latest JAVA version (7) so i uninstalled java7 and tried 6r32 but, still it asks me to download the latest version. so e«what happens is that i canm hear the game, but not play it or see it. help?

Asked by sobrrodas 8 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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Firefox 17 incredibly slow

Updated today and feel like I am on a 300 baud modem. No other changes. Any new settings or tweaks I should know? I can;t browse as it is and either need a fix or need to… (read more)

Updated today and feel like I am on a 300 baud modem. No other changes.

Any new settings or tweaks I should know? I can;t browse as it is and either need a fix or need to roll back to 16.

~Bob

Asked by in4m8n 8 years ago

Last reply by nooninm 8 years ago

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Is there a way to configure 2 Firefox browsers, each with it's own independent and seperate privacy settings, add-ons, cookies, bookmarks, toolbars, etc.?

I love Firefox, but I have 2 distinctly different needs. I need 2 separate Firefox browsers with very different settings, consistent with very different uses: 1. This u… (read more)

I love Firefox, but I have 2 distinctly different needs. I need 2 separate Firefox browsers with very different settings, consistent with very different uses:

1. This use of Firefox will be for visiting many different websites, a wide variety of interests.

2. I need this use of Firefox to be very limited and restricted, consistent with handling personal investments, banking, financial transactions. There will be very few websites, but with extremely secure, private, connections.

Asked by tomaseo1 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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<font> tags being inserted in corrected text in rich text environment (Gmail compose)

Since I believe ffox 16 (on both OS X and Win7), I've found that whenever I correct a misspelled word in a Gmail compose window using rich text — by backspacing and retyp… (read more)

Since I believe ffox 16 (on both OS X and Win7), I've found that whenever I correct a misspelled word in a Gmail compose window using rich text — by backspacing and retyping — ffox will highlight *the retyped part of the word* as being misspelled. This has been driving me nuts. I've since tracked down the problem to the rich text environment within ffox itself, I think. Examining the original source of the email message in Gmail, you can clearly see the 'corrected' text in the MIME HTML encoded message, and using view selection source prior to sending. Firefox is inserting <font> tags at the point where I begin retyping! So my guess is the spell checker fails for the 'new' word, where it is not valid in its own right.

To illustrate, I wrote a simple new email with the text 'what is this nonsense', where 'this' and 'nonsense' were first misspelled (missing letter), then corrected by backspace and retyping. </font>

Asked by justinwood 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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A lot of addons are not compatible with latest versiosn of Firefox! It has become unbearable!

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox! I have used a lot of other programs, and I … (read more)

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox!

I have used a lot of other programs, and I don't think there is any other program that updates as frequently as Firefox - every couple of months there is a new version!

It's not bad thing itself, but very, very bad thing is that, each time I update Firefox, one third of my plugins and addons are not compatible with new version! That completely ruins my joy of surfing the internet; since updating from Firefox 14 to current Firefox 17, I have lost at least five addons that were very important for me; the last one, now, is Tab Mix Plus, it's not compatible with Firefox 17, and my Firefox now looks completely different from what I'm used to, I cannot use it!

This has become unbearable any longer: I cannot cope with constant updates of program and addons, and finding replacements for addons that became incompatible! I want to browse internet, and not always to maintain something within Firefox!

You offered me some half of dozen years of excellent experience of browsing the web, but you've become too user enemy for my liking; , so bye, bye, Firefox!

Asked by Saputnik 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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In version 16 and 17, I can't open a list box from a site, but with version 15 (and bellow) that works just fine.

In a site I have a box, with a list of values, but in version 16 and 17 I can´t open that. Version 15 and bellow didn't have any problems to open the list of values. … (read more)

In a site I have a box, with a list of values, but in version 16 and 17 I can´t open that. Version 15 and bellow didn't have any problems to open the list of values.

Asked by aacastro1 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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"mail to" does not appear in apps list, so cant change default email to yahoo.

. I cant get Yahoo mail to appear as a default mail option for firefox: because I cant proceed past the "scroll down to 'mailto' in the 'apps' step of the instructions pr… (read more)

. I cant get Yahoo mail to appear as a default mail option for firefox:

because I cant proceed past the "scroll down to 'mailto' in the 'apps' step of the instructions provided by Support.   I'm stuck there because 'mailto' isn't on the list. 

Right clicking on Outlook(the current email default I cant get rid of)does nothing.

Ive since modified Micro Office and deleted Outlook entirely, but that didn't make Yahoo Mail magically appear as an option anywhere.

I cant get Yahoo mail to appear as an option for default email for Windows 7 either. I can get to the page where you may choose how Windows uses various defaults, but Yahoo isn't there.

I downloaded the latest Yahoo toolbar as I had in the past for IE and nothing changed (what I DID get stuck with is an irritating as hell, loud alert tone that sounds with every email I get--even when there's music playing or a movie on--and flashes me a constant reminder on lower left of screen that I have 785 unread messages)

Asked by hharllee 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago