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Increasing the no. of sites on home of Firefox for android.

I wanted to increase the number of sites that appear on about:home on Firefox for android. It is set to 6 by default. I need to know what parameters do I change in about:… (read more)

I wanted to increase the number of sites that appear on about:home on Firefox for android. It is set to 6 by default. I need to know what parameters do I change in about:config to change this number.

Asked by adityamohta95 5 years ago

Last reply by kbrosnan 4 years ago

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getpocket tool no longer works after I installed noscript.(SOLVED)

I think I need to whitelist something but I am not sure what it is? Here is a picture of the white box I get when I click it, SOLVED This problem resolved itself with t… (read more)

I think I need to whitelist something but I am not sure what it is?

Here is a picture of the white box I get when I click it,

SOLVED

This problem resolved itself with the most recent noscript update.

Asked by noalternative 4 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 years ago

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[SOLVED] To watch my security camera over the internet I need to install ocx2.exe. SOLUTION

I have a security camera that I can view over the internet. To view it I have to download and run a file ocx2.exe. Once I do that I can see what the camera sees - but onl… (read more)

I have a security camera that I can view over the internet. To view it I have to download and run a file ocx2.exe. Once I do that I can see what the camera sees - but only on Internet Explorer. In Firefox (latest version) it just says "Download OCX/Plugin".

When you run ocx2.exe (in windows 7) it registers the file npipcam2.dll.

I did manage to get Firefox to work with the camera in the past - but have no idea how I did that. I think I managed to get it to appear as a plug-in but had to enable it to work.

OK - skip the question - I found the Solution whilst writing so post it for others.

There is an add-on called IP Cam PTZ that makes the camera work - install the add-on and activate it always in the add-ons menu.

Asked by briley 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Opening a new tab (Top Sites) begins downloading a file from an old site. The solution: remove the source web site from Top Sites.

Every time I'd open a new tab, my download manager would pop open asking to save an mp3 file. The mp3 file was from a web site that would automatically start playing the… (read more)

Every time I'd open a new tab, my download manager would pop open asking to save an mp3 file. The mp3 file was from a web site that would automatically start playing the music anytime you went to it's home page. <insert long story of chasing numerous ways of clearing cache files and stored settings that didn't work> Yes, a new profile (devoid of any important saved information) worked. But that wasn't a solution, just an avoidance. ... The solution: My new tabs were configured to show my top sites. By sheer luck I happened to notice the source web site of this mp3 file being displayed within my top sites. Clicking the X to remove that site solved the issue.

Asked by 4DGeorge 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Why is Firefox unable to connect to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides?

Firefox was having a hard time connecting to Google docs, sheets, and slides, saying "Connecting" or "Reconnecting." Then whenever a connection was established it was ver… (read more)

Firefox was having a hard time connecting to Google docs, sheets, and slides, saying "Connecting" or "Reconnecting." Then whenever a connection was established it was very slow, it couldn't keep up with everyone else on the doc, and the connection would drop constantly.

Now I've resolved this by going to

Options > Advanced > Network > (Connection) Settings... > No Proxy

This has fixed the issue for now but it's unclear how effective it's going to be with other users on the doc because I haven't had sufficient time to test it all out yet.

I made this post to help others find this solution because there's nothing online that directly relates to solving this problem with Firefox.

I hope it helps.

Adam

Asked by adamjayb 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Why upon installing a security upgrade just now all my bookmarks & history have disappeared

Hi - Thank you in advance for your help. My old laptop runs on Windows XP Professional. I just carried out a security upgrade & all my history & bookmarks have di… (read more)

Hi - Thank you in advance for your help. My old laptop runs on Windows XP Professional. I just carried out a security upgrade & all my history & bookmarks have disappeared. About 4 days ago when I thought I had lost all my bookmarks, I found that the way I could access them had changed, but even this new way does not show any of the bookmarks or history. I noticed the problem of the missing bookmarks & history just now when I went to save a bookmark & noticed all the folders I had set up had disappeared! I do backups every day of 'My Documents', 'Desktop', 'My Favourites' & 'Documents & Settings/Ali'. Could you please help as I have a great deal of information saved under the bookmarks which would be extremely painful to lose. Thanks again

UPDATE: I managed to restore the bookmarks by going to 'Library', 'Import & Backup' & then restore, where to my surprise there were backs for the last 15 days. As there were a large number of bookmarks, once I asked to restore for today, I kept getting 'unresponsive script' messages & found out that if I just asked it to continue, teh bookmarks eventually reappeared in full. I hope this helps other users as well.

Asked by Alnooruk 2 years ago

Last reply by David Walczysko 2 years ago

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Can't close single pop-up window virus?

I ran into an issue with a pop-up window that didn't want to close, and a simple google search provided the answer of abandon all open tabs and start from scratch... That… (read more)

I ran into an issue with a pop-up window that didn't want to close, and a simple google search provided the answer of abandon all open tabs and start from scratch... That's not particularly an idea I fancy!

I actually discovered a very simple solution, but I can't post it anywhere because all of the posts are archived!

The malicious pop-up was opening another window, to supposedly enter access credentials. This was keeping me from being able to close the window, and when I closed this alternate window, it would pop right back before I could do anything else. A light bulb forms!

I disabled my computers wireless connection, via the network and internet settings, and the pop-up was no longer able to restore the access credentials window. Close the malicious pop-up, and restore internet connection!

I would like to share this work-around with others that may have a similar issue, but can't find any open posts about it. Can a Mod help me out with this task?

Asked by SaltyFinn 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Cannot config for preferred URL for search from address bar, WHERE IS IT STORED?

Before ver 52 Firefox (and now in Win10), there was some obvious way of doing it in Options (I think "custom" on the drop-down list). Now selecting from list of default … (read more)

Before ver 52 Firefox (and now in Win10), there was some obvious way of doing it in Options (I think "custom" on the drop-down list). Now selecting from list of default searchers in Options gives only search names, not what their URLs are or what options they may include, and no "custom" to add your own. I need to include a parameter in a Google search that includes verbatim, and the paramater has been the same for many years, I only have recently found no way to include it, although it does work fine for home page, new tab, and other places where a search engine is called up. The address bar is the only place I see no way of entering it. I have searched "about:config" for every instance of googlea and inserted the URL with the verbatim paramer, and still no success. It is everywhere correct, except for searches from the address bar. The URL Firefox puts on the address bar appears to now be inalterable for any given searcher choice. Although not relevant to the problem, the exact URL I prefer is (which most serious searchers love once they use it):

  https://www.google.com/? newwindow=0&pws=0&num=100&safe=off&tbs=li%3A1

The most critical parameter for "verbatim" is &tbs=li%3A1 plenty weird, but works. Much appreciation and "golden buzzer" for solution. BillBailer

Asked by BillBailer 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Updated to FF41.0.1 and addons started disappearing again when I restart my Windows 7

I installed addons (e.g. adblock lite, ad killer) and when I shutdown Windows and start it again, the addons disappeared in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 40.0.3 non of addon… (read more)

I installed addons (e.g. adblock lite, ad killer) and when I shutdown Windows and start it again, the addons disappeared in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 40.0.3 non of addons will stay. I restored Firefox to its original state, installed everything again, also did the Malware scan as suggested on a post and the problem stays. So every time I start Firefox, have to install the add ons which is a bit hectic.


Please help me with some solution.

Asked by Rutz 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago