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Suddenly, I get a message to instal Adobe Flash. Will not install

I have been at a site for a few years and this morning. Suddenly, when I tried to get on, I got the message about Adobe Flash. I went through the instructions 3 times. Th… (read more)

I have been at a site for a few years and this morning. Suddenly, when I tried to get on, I got the message about Adobe Flash. I went through the instructions 3 times. The program states it has installed. I checked all forum articles and removed existing AF. I tried again, with same result. Even the shockwave flash in plugs is gone and does not show up when searched for. This has happened in the distant past.

Asked by Funkyecat 8 years ago

Answered by Lindsaysf 8 years ago

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How can I stop Firefox from blocking a Java applet from a site that I trust?

I'm trying to run an application that displays competitors' routes at an orienteering event. My problem is that Firefox blocks the Java applet. I get a window saying "A… (read more)

I'm trying to run an application that displays competitors' routes at an orienteering event. My problem is that Firefox blocks the Java applet. I get a window saying "Application Blocked by Security Settings. Your security settings have blocked an application from running with an insecure or expired jre."

I've tried looking at the Firefox help on "How to enable Java if it's been blocked", but that's no help. It talks about clicking on the red plug-in icon in the address bar, but there isn't a red plug-in icon in the address bar.

The application is from www.epoc.routegadget.co.uk. It worked when I used it last Sunday.

Help, please!

Asked by alastair_m 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Since migrating from Hotmail to Outlook, I can't access my contacts list using Firefox, but can with Internet Explorer - what's wrong?

Since the migration from Hotmail to Outlook, I can no longer access my Contacts (now People) using Firefox. There is no problem when using Internet Explorer. I have v21… (read more)

Since the migration from Hotmail to Outlook, I can no longer access my Contacts (now People) using Firefox. There is no problem when using Internet Explorer.

I have v21.0 Firefox, and have cleared cache and cookies.

What can I do next (apart from not using Firefox)?

Asked by Madscanner 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Is it possible to change the default location where Firefox Stores it's profiles and browsing history

Normally profiles and browsing history stores in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox Now i want to change the location some where ("like in Desktop") even while installing or after… (read more)

Normally profiles and browsing history stores in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox

Now i want to change the location some where ("like in Desktop") even while installing or after installation of Firefox.

Can anyone help me out..................

Thanks in advance.............

Krupakar Kuramala.

Asked by Krupakar_001 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Need to change the location of "~/.mozilla" for Linux Firefox

Currently, FireFox looks for all profiles, extensions, etc... under my home directory in "~/.mozilla". My corporate work directory is network mounted to a very remote ser… (read more)

Currently, FireFox looks for all profiles, extensions, etc... under my home directory in "~/.mozilla".

My corporate work directory is network mounted to a very remote server and our routers can't keep up with the traffic. So I need a way to completely move the .mozilla directory to a local disk partition.

Google searches are only turning up how to move new profiles to a different directory. I'd really like to change the whole .mozilla directory.

Thanks.

Asked by dlpatri 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Up until FireFox 20.1 we were locking down firefox and branding it for use. How do you lock down Firefox 21?

We deploy Firefox to users in our office. Generally we have usually used Public Fox Add-in to lock down Firefox so users can not install custom tools. We have also disa… (read more)

We deploy Firefox to users in our office. Generally we have usually used Public Fox Add-in to lock down Firefox so users can not install custom tools. We have also disabled check compatibility and modified disable scopes in the firefox.js which appears to be gone in this new version. It also appears the migration.js is gone which we also modify. Not to mention configuring the browserconfig.properties.

Seems like you have purposely closed up the files that will allow a company to lock down firefox. We also get rid of the private browsing feature which no does not seem possible.

Asked by ajmcleod11 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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http://start.sweetpacks.com -This became default page when downing rar program from cnet , now it sends pop ups, how do I get rid or of this?

http://start.sweetpacks.com/?barid={95DAF43D-E013-11E2-A0F5-C1ABCC751CE8}&src=10&crg=3.5000006.10042&st I do I change the default setting? This appears like … (read more)

http://start.sweetpacks.com/?barid={95DAF43D-E013-11E2-A0F5-C1ABCC751CE8}&src=10&crg=3.5000006.10042&st

I do I change the default setting? This appears like Malware and sends pop ups?

Asked by LooperLasVegas 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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some pages say I need a plug-in but plug-in finder never stops

I am using Firefox 21.0 on Ubuntu Linux 13.04. Some pages come up with a message at the top of the page, "This page requires additional plug-ins to display some content."… (read more)

I am using Firefox 21.0 on Ubuntu Linux 13.04. Some pages come up with a message at the top of the page, "This page requires additional plug-ins to display some content." It doesn't say what plug-in or what kind of content, and the page looks normal -- no obvious missing parts. If I click on "Get Plug-in" a window comes up showing it is searching for plug-ins. It never succeeds and never stops. Usually after half an hour of so I click on cancel to get rid of it. How can I find out what plug-in it thinks I need?

Asked by Acharn 8 years ago

Answered by Acharn 8 years ago

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Yahoo mail - font size increases with each "Enter" - *possible solution*

I'm reviving this issue because a previous unresolved thread on it was closed, and I have a solution that works for me. The issue is in Yahoo mail. When composing a messa… (read more)

I'm reviving this issue because a previous unresolved thread on it was closed, and I have a solution that works for me.

The issue is in Yahoo mail. When composing a message in full HTML mode, the font size increases with each carriage return (new line or "Enter").

(This is still a problem as of June 2013 and the current version of Firefox for Mac - version 21.0)

The solution that works for me is:

View > Zoom > uncheck Zoom Text Only

Asked by gt40mk2 8 years ago

Answered by HighSpeedSpoon 7 years ago

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AOL searchbar impossible to remove.

Before continuing, I've already done the following: 1) I have disabled and uninstalled the AOL toolbar add-on. 2) I have gone to Control Panel on my computer and uninsta… (read more)

Before continuing, I've already done the following:

1) I have disabled and uninstalled the AOL toolbar add-on.

2) I have gone to Control Panel on my computer and uninstalled the toolbar.

3) I entered "about:config" into the address bar and re-adjusted all strings relevant to the search bar/address bar(keyword.URL, keyword.enabled, etc.) to DEFAULT/TRUE.

4) I have restarted my browser with all add-ons disabled.

But for some idiotic reason, every time I close my browser and open it again, I use the address bar to search something and this comes up: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y155/mango_lemons/whatthe_zps6f2fff35.png

And then I go back to about:config and I check what the strings have been reset to: http://imageshack.us/a/img41/5752/aolxxx.png

Does anyone know how I can prevent the the default search to be changed to AOL every time I restart my browser?

Asked by livearena 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Feedly Extension Will Not Install. Solutions?

Apparently some aren't having any issues with the extension installing (see the dates of the reviews on the extension page) but I am. It installed perfectly fine on Firef… (read more)

Apparently some aren't having any issues with the extension installing (see the dates of the reviews on the extension page) but I am. It installed perfectly fine on Firefox 21 previously (more issues with this later though). Now in FF 22 it no longer installs.

What happens is regardless of method (either installing directly from the extension page or from the add ons console built into FF) the extension will not install. I download the extension, it prompts me to restart. I do so, only to come back with the inability to even locate the button for the extension. It is listed as installed in my extensions overview BUT I can still click the install button on the Feedly extension page (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/feedly/). Afterward it "installs" again but with the same problem as before.

I even went back to FF 21 to see if it would work again but it was to no avail now I'm really confused.

No matter how many times I try (complete removal / reinstallation of FF didn't help) the extension just will not install. Is this fixable?

Asked by DropoutBear 8 years ago

Answered by kobe 8 years ago

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I installed and uninstalled Comodo fire wall but it has now hijacked the Navigation bar default search. How do I remove or reset it.

A couple weeks ago I installed Comodo Firewall and quickly uninstalled it. I now find it has Hijacked the navigation ( not the search field but the navigation side) bars… (read more)

A couple weeks ago I installed Comodo Firewall and quickly uninstalled it. I now find it has Hijacked the navigation ( not the search field but the navigation side) bars search default program. I have reset FF 21.0 that didn't work it still uses the Comodo search. I found an ran the default search reset program it also didn't work. What else can I try?

Asked by Jeff Franklin 8 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 8 years ago

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when i download a file, when it's finished the file is gone. the moment the download finished the file is gone. what happened?

i'm using windows 8 32 bit these past weeks i've been unable to open my downloaded file whether doc or jpg or anything everytime i finish downloaded a file it's gone from… (read more)

i'm using windows 8 32 bit these past weeks i've been unable to open my downloaded file whether doc or jpg or anything everytime i finish downloaded a file it's gone from the saved folder

Asked by aidha_07 8 years ago

Answered by aidha_07 8 years ago

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about:home search does not function in Linux Mint 15

I installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 15 (Cinnemon) recently. It comes pre-packaged with Firefox, but after setting the homepage back to the default (about:home), I noti… (read more)

I installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 15 (Cinnemon) recently. It comes pre-packaged with Firefox, but after setting the homepage back to the default (about:home), I noticed that the search bar on that page wasn't working. By that I mean the form does not submit neither by pressing Enter or clicking the "Search" button.

I've removed all add-ons, removed and reinstalled Firefox a few times, tried the Reset feature, deleted and recreated profiles, manually reset config options to default, and anything else I could think of. Nothing has helped.

Some users with a similar issue have mentioned that deleted chromeappsstore.sqlite helped, but this file is never even created for me. Additionally, localStorage["search-engine"] is undefined according to the console, yet Google is set as the defaultenginename.

Any ideas on what else to try?

Asked by elverion 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox hangs upon startup, or starts a process but doesn't open the browser.

Within the last couple days, Firefox has had a lot of problems. When I open it, the window hangs and freezes after a few seconds, if it opens at all. Other times, trying… (read more)

Within the last couple days, Firefox has had a lot of problems.

When I open it, the window hangs and freezes after a few seconds, if it opens at all. Other times, trying to open Firefox simply won't open the window, but will leave an extra process running in the background that I have to manually shut down via Task Manager.

I have made a fresh profile. I have restarted Firefox. I previously had hardware acceleration checked, and disabled it; still having the same problem. I have uninstalled and re-installed Firefox multiple times. I have run a scan of my system with Malwarebytes; nothing detected. It's not even generating a crash log. I have looked through the support forums, found people with problems similar to mine, but no solutions posted for them since sometime last month.

Firefox seems to run normally if do an install of version 21, which opens up the browser window. Everything works fine, until I close the browser and then re-open it.

Asked by BSLGM 8 years ago

Answered by psuliin 8 years ago