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content search function missing

Recently I noticed that my R click search in google feature was missing, I tried restarting in safe mode to no avail, nor did any attempts in about:config. I'm currently … (read more)

Recently I noticed that my R click search in google feature was missing, I tried restarting in safe mode to no avail, nor did any attempts in about:config.

I'm currently using FF 19.0.2 with Vista, and up until recently had no issues. I've also run my antiviral which is kept up to date as well as malwarebytes and even kaspersky ttsskiller all with no issues found.

Any ideas or suggestion?

Thanks

Asked by fudpucker 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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after latest update wmp plugin is missing in add-ons, but is still correct installed. Reinstalling wont work. What can i do?

I was lissening to online radio. Firefox needed to update. After the latest update the windows media player plugin dissapeared from the add-on list, while still being ins… (read more)

I was lissening to online radio. Firefox needed to update. After the latest update the windows media player plugin dissapeared from the add-on list, while still being installed correct. I reinstalled it, but that didn't work. I replaced/deleted some files in firefox as suggested for similiar problems, but that didn't work either. Now I can't play wmp files anymore on firefox.

I hope u can help me solve this problem.

Asked by Daan1985 7 years ago

Answered by MarkRH 7 years ago

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Videos on YouTube not displaying

For the last few days the videos on YouTube are not displaying. Everything else on the video page appears normal - video title, description, comments, etc. Flash is up to… (read more)

For the last few days the videos on YouTube are not displaying. Everything else on the video page appears normal - video title, description, comments, etc. Flash is up to date, as are all other plugins and addons. YT works fine in IE.

Asked by dancra 7 years ago

Last reply by Knight_Wolf 6 years ago

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Conflict between Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader and how I fixed it

For the past 5 years, I have owned Adobe Acrobat version 9, and recently installed Adobe Reader as well (version 10.7). I was previously able to set up Firefox to use Acr… (read more)

For the past 5 years, I have owned Adobe Acrobat version 9, and recently installed Adobe Reader as well (version 10.7). I was previously able to set up Firefox to use Acrobat to display PDF files in the browser without downloading them, but I recently noticed that this was no longer the case. Instead, every PDF file I tried to view was being downloaded instead. I came here to find a solution, and discovered that many other people are having similar problems. I followed the instructions given here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-without-downloading-them), but found that they were actually UNhelpful. They tell you to turn off the Firefox PDF viewer by editing about:config to disable the file pdfs.js, which is the native Firefox PDF viewer-- but that will cause the PDF file type to disappear from the Tools/Options dialog, so you can't assign it to another program (whether Adobe or anything else). This makes it impossible to assign the Adobe plugin to open PDF files. I did figure out a solution on my own, and wanted to post it here to help other users with the same problem.

I ultimately learned, through trial and error and a lot of research both here and on Adobe's website, that the root cause of my problem was a conflict in Firefox between Acrobat and Reader. I was able to solve it by upgrading Acrobat, getting rid of Reader and enabling the Firefox PDF viewer so that I could assign the PDF file type to the Acrobat plugin within Firefox. Here are the details of my problem and how I solved it:

1. Acrobat and Reader conflict with each other in Firefox, but this isn't totally Firefox's fault. It's mostly Adobe's fault, and they pretty much admit it. Specifically, they say that Acrobat and Reader can't coexist on the same machine unless both are version 10 or higher. They tell you to upgrade to solve the problem--but I can't afford to pay for a new version of Acrobat. If you have to keep Acrobat 9.x, Adobe says the lowest version of Reader that will work with it is Reader 11. I couldn't upgrade to this because I have Vista, and Adobe hasn't issued Reader 11 for Vista (and doesn't plan to). I did cheat and download the Win 7 version of Reader 11, but it didn't help.

2. If you have both Acrobat and Reader, you can choose a setting in Reader to make it the default PDF handler--but Firefox ignores this information and defaults to Acrobat no matter what. (This is the part we can blame Firefox for.) If you have a version of Acrobat which is below 9.5.5, Firefox actually blocks it as a security risk, so the plugin won't work at all, regardless of version number. That's why PDFs are being downloaded through your standalone program instead of being displayed in the browser. If you want to view PDFs in Firefox and keep Acrobat on your computer, you MUST upgrade Acrobat to version 9.5.5 or above.

3. Unless you can upgrade Acrobat to at least 10.x, GET RID OF READER. As long as you can access Acrobat 9.5.5, it will work fine in Firefox and there's no need for Reader. I never used to have Reader myself, only Acrobat, but it must have been downloaded automatically when Acrobat was blocked by Firefox (which I didn't even realize).

4. IF YOU NEED TO UPGRADE ACROBAT 9.X TO 9.5.5, YOUR LAST CHANCE IS TODAY--6/26/13. Adobe has announced that today is the "end of life" for the Acrobat 9.x platform, and all support and upgrades will cease after today.

When I searched for updates by going to Adobe's website, it told me there were none available--but when I checked for them FROM THE ACROBAT PROGRAM ITSELF (Help/Check for updates), I was offered a 300 MB upgrade that took me all the way from version 9.0 to 9.5.5 in one step. (It did take a very long time to download and install.)

5. Once you have Acrobat 9.5.5, this is how to enable it in Firefox:

a. INSIDE ACROBAT, set your preference for "Internet" to "view PDF files in browser." Close Acrobat. Close Firefox if it's already open.

b. Reopen Firefox. Check Tools/Add-Ons/Plugins to make sure the Acrobat plugin is there. Enable it if disabled. Close Firefox.

If the plugin isn't there at all, repair your Acrobat installation through Control Panel. Then return to Firefox and enable it. Close Firefox.

c. Reopen Firefox again. Go to Tools/Options and check the list of file types. For the names that contain "Adobe" and "Acrobat," Acrobat should be set as the default program to open them. Select it from the drop-down list if it's not. Continue to scroll through the alphabetical list--you should see another entry called Portable Document Format. If it's there, the default will be "preview in Firefox." You should be able to change this to "Acrobat (in Firefox)" using the drop-down menu. Do NOT pick the option that says "Acrobat"--this is the standalone program and will cause your PDFs to be downloaded.

If you don't see "Acrobat (in Firefox)" as an option, this means your plugin is not working. Go back and fix it using the instructions above (including repair of Acrobat if necessary).

d. If you don't see a file type for "Portable Document Format" at all, that means the Firefox PDF viewer is disabled. You must enable it by editing the about:config file. To see it, type about:config in the Firefox address bar. You will get a warning message--just click OK and keep going.

This file is a long list of statements in alphabetical order. LOOK FOR A STATEMENT THAT SAYS "pdfjs.disabled" with a Boolean value of "true." Select this statement and right-click. A context menu will offer you choices including "Toggle." Select that one, which will change the Boolean value to "false." Exit about:config. Close Firefox.

e. Now return to Tools/Options, scroll through the list of file types, and you should see "Portable Document Format." Select "Acrobat (in Firefox)" as in the instructions above. Close Firefox.

f. The first time you try to open a PDF file in Firefox, you may get a dialog box which offers you choices of how to open the file. The first will be Acrobat, but DON'T CHOOSE THAT--it will cause your PDF to download. Instead, go to the choice that says "Open as application/pdf." You don't need to change the program that opens this file type, because your settings are already correct. Your PDF should open in the browser, with the full-featured Acrobat menu (including the option of editing or saving the file).

I hope other users can benefit from the truly painful experience I had figuring all of this out. Good luck.

Asked by harrietvane 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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Java vulnerability: What you need to know

I came across this and thought to pass it on; Java vulnerability: What you need to know Norton has been monitoring a vulnerability in Java that allows cybercriminals to l… (read more)

I came across this and thought to pass it on; Java vulnerability: What you need to know Norton has been monitoring a vulnerability in Java that allows cybercriminals to lure Internet users to virus-infected websites. This vulnerability puts users at risk for malware attacks. Here’s what you need to know:

   All versions of Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier are affected.
   Norton recommends all Java users download and install the software update released by Oracle as soon as possible.
   Users may want to disable Java if it is not required.

Asked by FredMcD 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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My firefox is huge all of a sudden, why?

My firefox has been fine, then all of a sudden last night i went ot open it and everything is huge, i goto facebook and the facebook logo is half cut off, the font is hug… (read more)

My firefox has been fine, then all of a sudden last night i went ot open it and everything is huge, i goto facebook and the facebook logo is half cut off, the font is huge, and its annoying, how can i fix this?

Asked by jcit89 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I contact an Administrator for the MozillaZine forums?

I am trying to log into the MozillaZine forums using my previously register user name and password. It is refused saying that my user name is not valid and to contact an… (read more)

I am trying to log into the MozillaZine forums using my previously register user name and password. It is refused saying that my user name is not valid and to contact an administrator. No indication on how to do that.

If I try to register again, I'm told that my email address is already in use and the registration returns me to the login page.

If you try to use the lost password option to get something, it asks for the user name again and errors out.

How or who can get this fixed?

Asked by Rene 7 years ago

Last reply by Diamond 7 years ago

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How do I get McAfee off my system ?

My OS is Vista Home Premium. I downloaded it when I was installing another program. I have tried to uninstall it, but it isn't even listed in the list of programs in th… (read more)

My OS is Vista Home Premium. I downloaded it when I was installing another program. I have tried to uninstall it, but it isn't even listed in the list of programs in the Control Panel. It is in Program Files. I have tried to delete the Program File. It will not delete. I have even tried to delete the Folders within the Program File but, that will not work either. I use Norton 360.

I also updated to Firefox 22 on the same day. I don't know if that is complicating the problem or not. I waited for the Norton fix before updating.

My main problem is that ever since I updated Firefox and installed McAfee ( which I did on the same day) everytime I try to go to a website or open a new window , I get the message "not responding". Eventually it will complete the task but it takes a really long time. Can anyone help me to first of all to get rid of McAfee, to see if that helps resolve my "not responding" problem.

Thanks, Karla

Asked by Karla Pudenz 7 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 7 years ago

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How to go back one version?

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful. … (read more)

I don't want to use version 23. How can I revert to 22? Windows Vista

And why isn't there a FAQ for this? I tried various questions and got nothing useful.

Asked by joetoday 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Completely disable the infernal TABS

I began on the Web with the NCSA Mosaic browser. I then progressed through Netscape Navigator and into Mozilla ("Mosaic killa") and the original Firefox betas. O, how I… (read more)

I began on the Web with the NCSA Mosaic browser. I then progressed through Netscape Navigator and into Mozilla ("Mosaic killa") and the original Firefox betas. O, how I wax nostalgic for the "good old days" back before Satan discovered the Internet and decided to condemn us all to eternal damnation via the advent of tabbed browsing.

I gave tabs a chance. They only caused clutter, confusion and consumption of screen real estate. Anything that could be done in a new tab could be done much better in a new window. I've been biding my time, waiting for the majority of Web users to realize that tabs were useless and foolish, but alas, the majority of Web users are apparently... useless and foolish.

The next great crime to be committed was for the first Firefox option to change from New Window to New Tab. It took me nearly a year to overcome my habitual clicking on the first option, unintentionally opening a new tab, then having to waste time closing it and going back to carefully scroll down to the next option of New Window.

We were given SOME reprieve with the options to uncheck "Always show the tab bar" and "Open new windows in a new tab instead," but what we really needed was an option to "Open new TABS in a new WINDOW instead." Better yet, one that would say, "Completely disable tabbed browsing and remove all 'tab' options from menus and hotkeys."

Now the Apocalypse is upon us, and with Firefox 23, we are forced to have a stupid TAB at the top of our browser window. We should NOT need to use an add-on or manual code to make it go away. I have trodden the path of righteousness for as long as I could muster, but yea, I grow weary, and the Dark Side is calling me to finally click that box that says "Install Google Chrome."

As for my question.... If I were to join a dating site, should I be upfront and admit my shameful browser choice to prospective partners in my profile, or wait until we know each other better so they are more willing to accept such a flaw in my moral character?

Asked by tabkiller 7 years ago

Last reply by haildarklord 7 years ago

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How do I stop my URL bar(top center) from using the same search settings as my search bar(top right)

I want my URL/address bar(the space in the top center) to use google search when I type into it, and I want the search bar(the one in the top right corner) to search on w… (read more)

I want my URL/address bar(the space in the top center) to use google search when I type into it, and I want the search bar(the one in the top right corner) to search on wikipedia when I type in it. It was previously working like this, but suddenly firefox no longer is allowing me to use separate engines in the two spaces.

I've already tried setting the keyword.url to "http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=" , but that setting is for some reason being ignored and is defaulting to whatever I have set on the search bar. If I set the search bar to wikipedia the URL bar uses that, if I set it to amazon the URL bar uses that instead.

Like I said, it was working the way I liked yesterday, and today it no longer is. I have no changed any settings between yesterday and today that would cause this.

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Asked by Agreene 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Setup Printer Preferences and not just margins, etc.

My Printer's default setting is for size A5 (about 8.5"X5.5"). When printing from Firefox I wish to print to Letter size, but must set my printer preferences each time. … (read more)

My Printer's default setting is for size A5 (about 8.5"X5.5"). When printing from Firefox I wish to print to Letter size, but must set my printer preferences each time. Is there a way to have Firefox set the printer's preference for me?

Thanks Uncle Dewey

Asked by Uncle Dewey 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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Should I use PC speed maximizer that my PC downloaded?

My PC is running slower and slower and it downloaded the PC Speed Maximizer program and ran a scan saying it has 2044 errors to correct. Is this a scan or a reliable pro… (read more)

My PC is running slower and slower and it downloaded the PC Speed Maximizer program and ran a scan saying it has 2044 errors to correct. Is this a scan or a reliable program? I have run my Norton and ensured there are no problems there. I also checked my Mozilla program and made sure I had the latest version for my desktop.

Asked by Tolsag 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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flashing ad from windows repair tool on my screen

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968983 - locking it says: highly recommended scan your pc problems and repair errors quickly and safely start … (read more)

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968983 - locking


it says:


highly recommended scan your pc problems and repair errors quickly and safely

start scan now 

windows repair tool

and keeps flashing...

Asked by rscherr 6 years ago

Last reply by brunohaxes 6 years ago

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The bookmarks feature is not working. The right click bookmark this page won't save the bookmark.

Locking duplicate thread. Please continue here: [/questions/969841] I'm not sure what happened but a few weeks ago all my bookmarks disappeared. I did the restore bookma… (read more)

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Please continue here: [/questions/969841]

I'm not sure what happened but a few weeks ago all my bookmarks disappeared. I did the restore bookmarks but when I shut down and restart Firefox they were gone again. Now Firefox won't let me save any bookmarks.

Asked by TimmyG 6 years ago

Last reply by itsmemjithin 6 years ago

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The better question, why doesn't Mozilla offer e-mail that is private?

With no one to trust considering the revelations recently all e-mail providers are voluntarily giving the government access to ALL e-mail, would Mozilla offer to stand up… (read more)

With no one to trust considering the revelations recently all e-mail providers are voluntarily giving the government access to ALL e-mail, would Mozilla offer to stand up for the Constitution of the U.S.? There wasn't an option for this question.

locking as off-topic for Firefox support

Asked by Landrew189 6 years ago

Last reply by Landrew189 6 years ago

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How can ANY developer NOT AUTOMATICALLY include specific domain blocking in a Browser?

Who oversees your Product Development? Daffy Duck? Porky Pig? Mickey Mouse? or a Class of 4th Graders? This is "HAND'S DOWN" the most "EPIC FAIL" since Microsoft "BOB" an… (read more)

Who oversees your Product Development? Daffy Duck? Porky Pig? Mickey Mouse? or a Class of 4th Graders?

This is "HAND'S DOWN" the most "EPIC FAIL" since Microsoft "BOB" and "New Coke". I am Truly STUNNED!!! It's obviously irritating- because I'm FURIOUS- it's baffling (how can anyone be THIS blind) and an unfathomable thing to miss (The Problem is OLDER than...!! Pop-ups have been an annoyance since the 1990's!!! Is ANYONE there THINKING? or am i simply missing where it's buried. (I pray to God I am)!

I dare someone to tell me HOW THE "answer/solution" below IS in ANY WAY an "EASY FIX". A Bungle THIS BIG is gonna get your "Browser" FIRED from my PCs!! I switched FROM IE (and I'm and Microsoft Alumni AND -by "average Standards" a SIGNIFICANT MS Share Holder) because Firefox seemed to handle FaceBook Games better. But, if you all could miss something THIS SIMPLE, what else have you MISSED.

Please- PRETTY PLEASE- make "a fool" of me and force me to apologize. Cause I WILL if I missed the obvious. I have NOT wanted to be WRONG more than I am now in all MY LIFE!!!


there are two simple ways for me to block specific websites. first, editing the host file

   Open my computer, and browse the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc In the etc folder 
   look for the file HOSTS.
   Open this file hosts with notepad.
   Go to the bottom of the file and create. You can block websites by following the format: 
  127.0.0.1www.sitesyouwanttoblock.com
   Save the file and then the websites you added are blocked now. 

It’s easy to block certain websites by using editing hosts file way. If you want to block many websites even keywords, professional porn filter is recommended.

second, use a website blocker

   Download a professional Aobo website Filter.
   Install the software to the computer.
   Setting up the blacklist and a “white” list provided by Aobo porn filter. Besides the nasty, 
  porn-related words prefilled in the blacklist, you can also customize it to include anything
  that you want to block. The “white” list is reserved for safe words and Web sites.
   Save the settings and run the software. 

The software works in stealth mode that your kids will have no idea that they’re being blocked".


WTH!!!

Asked by YouAreJoking 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago