Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Archived

Installed Firefox 3.6.11, but still Firefox says "Apply Downloaded Update Now..." in Help menu. How do I fix this?

When Firefox 3.6.11 came out I wanted to update. I clicked "Apply Downloaded Update Now..." and then just restarted without updating. I went to the download page, downl… (read more)

When Firefox 3.6.11 came out I wanted to update. I clicked "Apply Downloaded Update Now..." and then just restarted without updating. I went to the download page, downloaded the installer and upgraded that way. It worked, but now it still says"Apply Downloaded Update Now..." in the Help menu. Why is it doing this and how can I fix it without losing my bookmarks and settings?

Asked by es1234 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I get error message every time firefox starts: xmlNode.getElementsByTagName("id")[0].firstChild is null - 2

About two weeks ago I started getting this error message every time I started up Firefox: xmlNode.getElementsByTagName("id")[0].firstChild is null - 2. I uninstalled and … (read more)

About two weeks ago I started getting this error message every time I started up Firefox: xmlNode.getElementsByTagName("id")[0].firstChild is null - 2.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, but the error continues. Then I did a System restore to several months ago, but the error continues. It doesn't happen with any other program.

Does anyone know how to get rid of it. If it has anything to do with the registry, I'll just have to let it be and switch to a different browser.

Asked by ratmouth 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Hot Key to set the text cursor to the Address line (and other Hot keys)

What Hot Key does set the Text Cursor to the Web Address line (in some old versions (3.0 .. 4.0) of MS Internet Explorer it was <Ctrl+F4>)? Or how to assign one? An… (read more)

What Hot Key does set the Text Cursor to the Web Address line (in some old versions (3.0 .. 4.0) of MS Internet Explorer it was <Ctrl+F4>)? Or how to assign one? And where is the List of all the Hot Keys in the FireFox Help?

(Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.11) Gecko/20101026 Red Hat/3.6-2.el5 Firefox/3.6.11)

Asked by kuzmin_robin 9 years ago

Answered by Vivek 9 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Typing gets very slow in Firefox 3.6.11 in Safe Mode with All extensions and plugins disabled.

When I first start Firefox everything is fine. And everything remains fine as long as I don't type into any web page's text boxes. I can type into the address or search b… (read more)

When I first start Firefox everything is fine. And everything remains fine as long as I don't type into any web page's text boxes. I can type into the address or search bar all day long without any problems.

But, for example, just typing into the edit box to ask this question on this site will result in the problem after I type in over say 150 characters. After that typing ANYWHERE in Firefox will be painfully slow, even the address bar or the search bar. It doesn't seem to matter which site I use to type in text. All cause the problem to occur after typing in enough keystrokes.

Browsing & mouse clicking remains fast -- it's only typing that seems to be affected. In order to recover I have to restart Firefox.

If I look at the Firefox.exe cpu usage in Process Explorer I can see that once the problem occurs, the cpu usage starts spiking every time I type a key. In fact Firefox maxes out one of my dual cores so the cpu is at 50%! It drops down to 0% again once I stop typing.

As mentioned in the subject this is in Safe Mode with all extensions & plugins disabled. I am running on Windows XP SP3 with an old AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (1.81Ghz) with 2.00GB of RAM.

I think this started to noticeably happen with Firefox 3.6 (it's amazing how long I can browse without typing) but it used to happen occasionally with earlier versions. Now it is annoyingly repeatable.

I have to use "-no-remote -P ForTyping" to start up a separate Firefox session that I just use to type into text boxes so I can restart it at will. I also compose messages in an external editor and just paste them into Firefox to avoid typing as much as possible.

Asked by canttype 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

In Firefox 3.5.13 I can connect via SSL to my sites that has a certificate issued by GoDaddy. When I connect with Firefox 3.6.11 the connection is Untrusted because 'the issuer certificate is unkown'. Is 3.6 broke?

There are no security exceptions in the 3.5.13 version. If I add an exception to 3.6.11 I can then view the certificate but there is the message in the Certificate Viewe… (read more)

There are no security exceptions in the 3.5.13 version. If I add an exception to 3.6.11 I can then view the certificate but there is the message in the Certificate Viewer ' Could not verify this certificate for unknown reasons.'

Asked by donk 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Unable to complete step 2 (drag icon into applications folder) when upgrading Firefox

I am trying to upgrade from Firefox 3.6.11 to 3.6.12. Step 2 of the process says "Drag the Firefox icon into your applications icon. First problem: I don't have an appli… (read more)

I am trying to upgrade from Firefox 3.6.11 to 3.6.12.

Step 2 of the process says "Drag the Firefox icon into your applications icon.

First problem: I don't have an applications icon. Second problem, being creative I open Finder on my Mac and try to drag the Firefox icon into the applications folder. Won't work. Still shows I have Firefox 3.6.11 So I can't get beyond Step 2.

A second problem is that the download screen with the three steps continually fills the screen. So there is nowhere to show an Applications icon to drag the Firefox icon into. Every time I click on the Step 2 icon, the screen maximizes and covers anything underneath it.

Any suggestions?

Asked by peterseattle 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

unable to download music - error message reads "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (wmms) isn't associated with any program."

I purchased a song to download from Walmart.com and received the error message when I tried to download the song; "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because … (read more)

I purchased a song to download from Walmart.com and received the error message when I tried to download the song; "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (wmms) isn't associated with any program." I've never had a problem before. I paid for this download & I can't even access it.

Asked by kbank 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

"You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attaches spam to your Facebook posts." I can't find one!

Suddenly I try to post a link on Facebook and I get a pop-up headed "Sorry! Post Blocked to Prevent Spam" followed by "You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attac… (read more)

Suddenly I try to post a link on Facebook and I get a pop-up headed "Sorry! Post Blocked to Prevent Spam" followed by "You appear to be using a browser plug-in that attaches spam to your Facebook posts. To complete this post, please remove this browser plug-in or use a different computer." I have not installed any new add-ons, have disabled or uninstalled anything I thought might remotely be questionable, but I am stymied.

Asked by dlgates 10 years ago

Answered by CIJIMCB 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I don't have live bookmarks as an option on rss feeds

When I click the subscribe to rss feed I don't get the subscribe using live bookmarks screen the tutorials shows. I get a loading message then nothing and no bookmark of… (read more)

When I click the subscribe to rss feed I don't get the subscribe using live bookmarks screen the tutorials shows. I get a loading message then nothing and no bookmark of any type is added and there is no live feed.

If I look at my bookmarks there are no live feed bookmarks and no category of "live feed" exists.

Asked by skipbales 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Tabs are labelled (Untitled) when Firefox is launched or a new tab is selected and no content appears

I downloaded myheritage.com software which automatically and without my consent changed my default browser from firefox to it's own. I changed the default back but I sti… (read more)

I downloaded myheritage.com software which automatically and without my consent changed my default browser from firefox to it's own. I changed the default back but I still can not connect to internet with firefox. The openning tab is labelled (Untitled) and clicking on further tabs produces the same. Also, none of the features - search etc work, all lead to same blank, contentless (Untitled) tab Updating firefox has had no effect

Asked by NevWebb 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox updated page always says "you should update Adobe Flash Player right now!" but update process identifies missing plugin which I'm unable to find.

I click the Update Flash Player button on the Firefox Updated web page which takes me to the Adobe Flash Player download page. Clicking the download now button takes me … (read more)

I click the Update Flash Player button on the Firefox Updated web page which takes me to the Adobe Flash Player download page. Clicking the download now button takes me to an instruction page displaying screen shots to expect during the process. The information bar at the top of the page says there's a missing plug in but clicking the "install missing plug in" button results in "no plug in found". There is no other button or active link on the Adobe page which allows me to move forward with the process. This same thing has happened the last several times Firefox has updated. Flash Player has not been updated for a long time.

Asked by Sneelock 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Private browsing notification

I accidentally checked the "do not show this message again" box on the notification that private browsing is about to begin. Is it possible to reactivate this message som… (read more)

I accidentally checked the "do not show this message again" box on the notification that private browsing is about to begin. Is it possible to reactivate this message somehow?

Asked by Soltak 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I have updated Java Console and now have versions 6.0.20, 6.0.21 and 6.0.22. How do I delete two of these versions from plugins.?

Each time there has been an update for Java I have downloaded it. I now observe that in the Firefox Plugins I have three versions of Java Console. I know I can disable th… (read more)

Each time there has been an update for Java I have downloaded it. I now observe that in the Firefox Plugins I have three versions of Java Console. I know I can disable the two earlier updates. How do I delete these from appearing in the Plugins.? Please. I don't want to end up with a string of Java updates appearing!!

Asked by Pubfo 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

copied password files not working on second PC

I looked up the information regarding the password files for FireFox 3.6.x on the web... it is my understanding that everything is in the files signons3.txt and key3.db. … (read more)

I looked up the information regarding the password files for FireFox 3.6.x on the web... it is my understanding that everything is in the files signons3.txt and key3.db. However when I copied these files to a FireFox 3.6.x instance on a second PC and launched FireFox, the password list (under security) was empty. What other files or procedures are needed to export/import passwords from one PC to another? Also, it would be nice to have this feature added to the native FireFox user interface... I am not comfortable with using an add-in for this as you can never be sure that your passwords are not being compromised by the add-in program.

Asked by ddenby 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Single web page blank

Hi I love Firefox but one page won't load. I just see the word 'Done' at the bottom left of the page and a white, blank screen. The page loads perfectly using IE8 and … (read more)

Hi I love Firefox but one page won't load. I just see the word 'Done' at the bottom left of the page and a white, blank screen. The page loads perfectly using IE8 and Chrome. All browsers on auto update. It is exactly the same on another PC in the house, running Windows XP Pro.

The page is: http://business.ikea.com/sb/siteshell/startup.html#,en_UK;profile,join

It's behaving as if Flash isn't up to date. Or not installed. So I tried: https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ Sure enough, it says Flash isn't up to date. I click on 'update' and I'm told Flash is up to date.

Any ideas?

Regards to all

Asked by Andrew 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

i don't want to have to click the allow button every 3 seconds uploading video, how do I disable the "firefox prevented the page from reloading" when I've already put the site on my exceptions list?

I begin uploading video to Facebook and a small window opens to show the progress bar but, the video stops uploading about every 5% when a notification comes from the top… (read more)

I begin uploading video to Facebook and a small window opens to show the progress bar but, the video stops uploading about every 5% when a notification comes from the top bar stating: "Firefox prevented the page from reloading" with an Allow button on the right. Regardless of clicking the allow button and putting Facebook in every exception list Firefox options seems to have or even turning pop up blockers off, that dam button keeps coming! How do I prevent or disable this? I am running windows XP media center edition SP2, and have Firefox v3.6.11

Asked by jaypanther 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

where is the folder for plug-ins

I could not install the flash player on my computer (linux / gnu), then the software maker told me to copy some file to the plug-ins that do not match. Could you help me?… (read more)

I could not install the flash player on my computer (linux / gnu), then the software maker told me to copy some file to the plug-ins that do not match. Could you help me? Thanks. I'm correcting this post to warn you that I still can not find the directory, ran the operations proposed, but the "terminal" prints permission denied.

Asked by comunicadorrsc 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

I can't import Seamonkey bookmarks because the only option shown on the "Import" screen in Firefox is for Internet Explorer.

On my XP computer the "import" option screen shows both IE and Netscape/Mozilla as choices; on this Windows 7 machine the only option is IE. Re-start doesn't help, and t… (read more)

On my XP computer the "import" option screen shows both IE and Netscape/Mozilla as choices; on this Windows 7 machine the only option is IE. Re-start doesn't help, and the installation of Firefox went smoothly.

Asked by rjkister 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago