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my account in gmail will not come up on firefox

since I started firefox my gmail account will not come up- says "the page isn't directing properly" and then doesn't tell me what to do. So. I have had to continue usin… (read more)

since I started firefox my gmail account will not come up- says "the page isn't directing properly" and then doesn't tell me what to do. So. I have had to continue using explorer in order to access my mail.

Asked by t200063 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Can I manually back up cookies.sqlite and use that file to restore my important cookies after a HD reformat?

I read the first suggested article before posting this question, but it wasn't specific enough so I was forced to comment, "This article fails to specify use of the backe… (read more)

I read the first suggested article before posting this question, but it wasn't specific enough so I was forced to comment, "This article fails to specify use of the backed up file in the event of a system/HDD reformat." The article reveals that the profile folder name must match (match WHAT in this scenario?), but does not reveal if any of the files within the profile have that specific identification embedded in them [which might result in logical error or error messages, and failure to accomplish desired goal]. It also does not say if all I want to do is back up the cookies, whether or not will backing up cookies.sqlite and placing it in the new default profile after the system reinstallation/hard drive reformat work.

Let me get more general in the event I'm not communicating what I wish to: I don't want to use a confusing, perhaps badly-written Firefox add-on to do this. I have a few secure sites I visit that give me a really hard time when I update or reformat, like my bank and NetFlix. Both parties CLAIM that I am "attempting to access your account from a different computer," but their security protocol writers are MORONS and liars, because it is NOT a different computer; instead of storing the STATIC MAC address of my computer, which DOES identify the specific computer attempting access, they store a number of different bits of data which are VOLATILE and DYNAMIC [in cookies], and I have to go through this bullcrap of accessing my email account and entering in a verifying one-time-use code to get to my own [epithet for solid waste matter]. So, will I be able to do what I want just by manually backing up cookies.sqlite and placing it in the appropriate directory when needed? It should be a very simple matter for these idiot security experts to query systems for the MAC addresses or to get users to supply it manually (it's easy to find), but NO! That would make SENSE, be EASY, and MORE EFFECTIVELY MANAGE THE SECURE NETWORKS. My idiot bank does not even allow the use of special characters necessary for the creation of sophisticated passwords [that would take over a quintillion years to hack via a Brute Force attack].

Asked by gremlinkurst 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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repeated "windows delayed write failed" related to my Firefox profile, how to solve the problem?

I keep having repeated "windows delayed write failed" messages related to different files in my Firefox profile but I don't know how to solve the problem except changing … (read more)

I keep having repeated "windows delayed write failed" messages related to different files in my Firefox profile but I don't know how to solve the problem except changing the browser (but that would be quite a pity)

Asked by GiuliaMang 7 years ago

Last reply by Arjun 7 years ago

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How much history is saved

I was wondering if there was a way to increase the amount of history saved on my device. I used my internet heavily this weekend with multiple websites and now am only ab… (read more)

I was wondering if there was a way to increase the amount of history saved on my device. I used my internet heavily this weekend with multiple websites and now am only able to view the history from the last few days losing the other sites I visited. is there another way to view previous sites or increase the storage for this?

Asked by jwalth02 7 years ago

Last reply by kbrosnan 7 years ago

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when i am on you tube and try to send a video to facebook it will not send , i am having problems with ad.yielmanager and cant get rid of it from my laptop plea

when im on you tube i cant send videos to facebook because when the share box comes up it says the address is yieldmanager and cant get rid of it , i blocked it on firefo… (read more)

when im on you tube i cant send videos to facebook because when the share box comes up it says the address is yieldmanager and cant get rid of it , i blocked it on firefox but still cant get rid i know its a tracking cookie but its as bad as a virus please help

Asked by shane.selfe 7 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 7 years ago

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My facebook games are cut off at the bottom. On Internet Explore it did the same until I allowed blocked content

My facebook games are cut off at the bottom. I refreshed, restarted my laptop and I have cleared cache, Cookies, and history. I thought I would try to use google ch… (read more)

My facebook games are cut off at the bottom. I refreshed, restarted my laptop and I have cleared cache, Cookies, and history. I thought I would try to use google chrome which I hate and it did the same thing so I know its gotta be something wrong with my global settings. I went to internet explore and it did the same thing and I allowed blocked content and when It reloaded it showed the entire page. I have ended all my open sessions in facebook Ive almost tried everything. I even turned off my firewall to see if it would do something then and then it was the same problem. Please I love firefox I absolutely refuse to use another browser they just dont stack up against firefox please help.

Asked by LJohnston32 7 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 7 years ago

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How do I get rid of a flashing Groupon ad that appears the moment I begin to use Firefox?

It's in color and constantly moving within its' frame. The ad is dead centered on the screen. Once I continue on to another site from Firefox the ad is gone. It's specifi… (read more)

It's in color and constantly moving within its' frame. The ad is dead centered on the screen. Once I continue on to another site from Firefox the ad is gone. It's specific to Firefox. It's not logical that you've done this to torment your users. You're a non-profit. I will have to, very reluctantly, remove Firefox from my computer, though, regardless. How did Groupon worm its way onto my screen? The coincidence is that several days ago I unsubscribed from receiving Groupon's offers/ads. Could this be revenge? There's a meanness apparent here. Thank you for your attention and quick resolution. Allen R. Piper

Asked by allenrpiper 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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My browsing sessions are being hijacked as Firefox opens some pages. Started when updated to v20.

Open pages spontaneously change to random advertising sites. happens a lot to yahoo home page. does not appear to happen in IE10 or chrome. also there is a pop-up box sho… (read more)

Open pages spontaneously change to random advertising sites. happens a lot to yahoo home page. does not appear to happen in IE10 or chrome. also there is a pop-up box showing up at the bottom of some pages asking if I want to go to some ad on the page.

Asked by bigmooke 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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I have "accept cookies from sites" "ask me every time" set on FF 20. But the choice to deny all cookies from this site won't work on sites like apple.com

I have "accept cookies from sites" and "ask me every time" set on FF 20. When I navigate to certain sites, I select "deny" cookies and "use my choice for every cookie", … (read more)

I have "accept cookies from sites" and "ask me every time" set on FF 20. When I navigate to certain sites, I select "deny" cookies and "use my choice for every cookie", yet I am presented with multiple queries asking me if I want to accept cookies for the site. Apple.com, for instance, just asked me 30 times if I wanted to accept cookies from the site, even though I marked "use my choice for every cookie."

Sometimes FF freezes up and I have to force quit it to deal with the onslaught. This has been a problem for years now, and is very frustrating. Is someone working on fixing it?

Asked by mhwass 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago