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Is it possible to block advertizers from directing ads to me?

I'm tired of shopping on a website and then going to a news site only to see ads from the shopping sites as if I'm being tracked and the ads are being customized for me. … (read more)

I'm tired of shopping on a website and then going to a news site only to see ads from the shopping sites as if I'm being tracked and the ads are being customized for me. This happens all the time. I've recently seen Zappos.com and Bobbiebrown.com do this. Is there a way to prevent shopping sites from tracking me?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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I can´t restore my tabs (and I´ve already checked the History-Recently Closed Tabs)

If, by accident, I click on the bottom part of Firefox (above Windows´ taskbar) the browser sort of minimizes and I can´t reopen it, I have to cancel everything I´m doin… (read more)

If, by accident, I click on the bottom part of Firefox (above Windows´ taskbar) the browser sort of minimizes and I can´t reopen it, I have to cancel everything I´m doing. As I usually work with many tabs, a pop-up asks me if I want Firefox to save my tabs for next start, and I click on "Yes", but then, when I open it, I can´t restore them at all, even if I go to History-> Recently Closed tabs...

How can I solve this???

Please, I´d really appreciate it if you could help me, because this is so annoying, and makes me waste a lot of time!

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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I need to get the bookmarks from a backed up hard drive that the system failed on. were do I find the bookmark folder/file?

I need to get the bookmarks from a backed up hard drive that the system failed on. were do I find the bookmark folder/file? User Agent Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0… (read more)

I need to get the bookmarks from a backed up hard drive that the system failed on. were do I find the bookmark folder/file?

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Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET4.0C; Media Center PC 6.0)

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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When i click on the new tab I dont get the google page but some other search engine, how do I change it back to google?

My home page is the default Google page but when i click on open new tab and it loads some other search engine's site instead. How do I change that back to Google? I've c… (read more)

My home page is the default Google page but when i click on open new tab and it loads some other search engine's site instead. How do I change that back to Google? I've checked for any random add-ons but that doesnt seem to be the problem...

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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View, backward/forward/bookmark and all other top of the page folders have disappeared. I have tried safe start but that brings me back to the same web page without any tools. All I have visible are the Norton cart and cards & Longins

How do I get my tools back on top - no backward/forward, no VIEW, no tools, no bookmarks - nothing. I have tried opening in safe mode and start-run as instructed but the … (read more)

How do I get my tools back on top - no backward/forward, no VIEW, no tools, no bookmarks - nothing. I have tried opening in safe mode and start-run as instructed but the same empty top of the page opens.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Andy.c 10 years ago

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Please help me get the pictures of the puppies I selected off the back of my tool bar. Thank you.

I'm disabled, I did the FF update, I quickly picked the puppies I find it to be a huge distraction need it OFF, please help me get if off, regular toolbar background is w… (read more)

I'm disabled, I did the FF update, I quickly picked the puppies I find it to be a huge distraction need it OFF, please help me get if off, regular toolbar background is what I need. Puppies are causing seizures Please help and thank you.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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"Import..." immediately says "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data"

Trying to import passwords which have been exported from a previous FF installation. When I go to "File" -> "Import..." I immediately get a message "No programs that c… (read more)

Trying to import passwords which have been exported from a previous FF installation. When I go to "File" -> "Import..." I immediately get a message "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data".

System: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Bookmarks no longer works after installing Google Xmarks, all new bookmarks are directed to " http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?

Issue I have a problem with my bookmarks, cookies, history or settings Description Recently installed Google Xmarks and immediately lost any star bookmark functionality.… (read more)

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I have a problem with my bookmarks, cookies, history or settings

Description

Recently installed Google Xmarks and immediately lost any star bookmark functionality. Any new bookmarks I try to create are given the title of the last previous webpage I tried to create (which wouldn"t be a major issue only a nuisance to copy & paste the correct name in) but ALL new bookmarks are directed to some version of "http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?sI" instead of the correct site. Have diablrd and then uninstalled Xmarks but the problem remains. Use the latest version of Firefox for Linux Ubuntu 9.04. Thanks.

Troubleshooting information

Google shortcuts 2.03

Firefox version

3.0.19

Operating system

Linux

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040116 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.19 GTB7.1

Plugins installed

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
  • The demo print plugin for unix.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I closed my file/edit/view etc and the address bar, and now there's no way to open them back up again. No way to get to internet tools, etc. Whenever i right click anywhe… (read more)

I closed my file/edit/view etc and the address bar, and now there's no way to open them back up again. No way to get to internet tools, etc. Whenever i right click anywhere (the same thing i did to close them) i either get options for tabs (as i'm clicking on the tabs bar, the highest point in firefox now that there's no other bars) or just options for web pages when i right click them. there's nothing i see that i can do without reinstalling and losing all of my settings. Help?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Shawn 10 years ago

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How to reset or change "what should firefox do with this file" option in Firefox 3.6.6

How to reset or change "what should firefox do with this file" in Firefox 3.6.6. Accidentally I changed it to save file for .pdf files and now I want to reset it to def… (read more)

How to reset or change "what should firefox do with this file" in Firefox 3.6.6. Accidentally I changed it to save file for .pdf files and now I want to reset it to default asking whether to open or save.

any help please

Thanks, raj

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I change the default word processor that Firefox opens my downloads in?

I deleted the one that I originally set (Works Word Processor), and can not open any documents until I change this setting to Microsoft Word. I get an error message sayin… (read more)

I deleted the one that I originally set (Works Word Processor), and can not open any documents until I change this setting to Microsoft Word. I get an error message saying "[file name] could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences." Okay, but how?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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private browsing not working

Firefox is set to "NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY" but if I go to Ford.ca, which uses java, I must enter a postal code to have access to information about "Price & Build". Sa… (read more)

Firefox is set to "NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY" but if I go to Ford.ca, which uses java, I must enter a postal code to have access to information about "Price & Build". Said postal code remains accessible by Ford.ca... even days after my visit, while I understand that "Private Browsing" should supposedly prevent such situation. Firefox 3.6.6-1.2 came with the newest openSuse 11.3 release. The same situation prevails with our other computer running under openSuse11.2 and daily kept up to date. A solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Firefox 4.0 and the mandatory Bookmarks button

I do not use bookmarks at all and I do not want them clogging up my UI. Does anyone know how to remove the bookmarks button forcefully present in Firefox 4.0b1 when the B… (read more)

I do not use bookmarks at all and I do not want them clogging up my UI.

Does anyone know how to remove the bookmarks button forcefully present in Firefox 4.0b1 when the Bookmarks bar is hidden?

Thanks! :)

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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cannot restore bookmarks before the date i upgraded how to fix this

The problem is i upgraded to ff 4 beta just to test it but i reverted back to ff 3.6 and lost all my bookmarks and settings. but i have tried febe ,xmarks also mozbac. th… (read more)

The problem is i upgraded to ff 4 beta just to test it but i reverted back to ff 3.6 and lost all my bookmarks and settings. but i have tried febe ,xmarks also mozbac. they cannot go back any further than the date i upgraded. Can anybody help me with this problem. i would be very very greatful if anybody can solve my problem. thank you all .x

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Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago