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After install, Firefox sets itself as default to open all kinds of files. How do I prevent this. I don't want it as default for anything except browser.

For example, after install of most recent version 32.0.1 Firefox logo was attached to all my pdf files. I only want to firefox as a browser, not to open videos, pics or p… (read more)

For example, after install of most recent version 32.0.1 Firefox logo was attached to all my pdf files. I only want to firefox as a browser, not to open videos, pics or pdf's. I went to default program option in start menu but there are so many file types I don't know what should be opening. I simply deleted firefox and everything went back to normal.

Asked by jfleming2001 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to fix "Sync encountered an error while syncing:Unknown error."

In mid July, after the firefox update, I had decided to close firefox like I usually do before I open the client for my MMORPG Aion, so I did. I end up not turning on fir… (read more)

In mid July, after the firefox update, I had decided to close firefox like I usually do before I open the client for my MMORPG Aion, so I did. I end up not turning on firefox for a few days and when I did my bookmarks were gone as well as my toolbar bookmarks and my history. I start to wonder what happened and then I realised that there was a grey bar at the bottom of my browser stating, "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action.." I had no idea why this would happen as I never had this problem before so I look at the firefox support database but since I'm quite the greenhorn when it comes to programming there was only so much I could understand. I did try looking for corrupt or locked profiles but I saw none. Now as of today it's going on 2 months since the problem began and just today I recieved the firefox 32.0 update but still have this problem so I'm at my wits end and I not sure if I'll ever get it working again. Also my sync account is the one under the new system I had updated a few days before the problem began it also seems to be working on my other devices. Im lost without my bookmarks please help.

Asked by Amarynthia 5 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 5 years ago

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firefox opens site i don't know of

My browser when launched opens a site i don't know of. Some kind of virus set my browser to open this page (http://gameharbor.org/) whenever i start Firefox. What should … (read more)

My browser when launched opens a site i don't know of. Some kind of virus set my browser to open this page (http://gameharbor.org/) whenever i start Firefox. What should i do?

Asked by nikgtasa 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Autofill password

With this new version of Firefox (32?), ALL of my passwords have been deleted, and any "AUTOFILL" option that was SUPPOSED to exist does NOT, in fact exist. My reaction t… (read more)

With this new version of Firefox (32?), ALL of my passwords have been deleted, and any "AUTOFILL" option that was SUPPOSED to exist does NOT, in fact exist. My reaction to this abortion follows: 1) How dare you write a new version of your software that ERASES MY passwords on MY COMPUTER. That SHALL NOT happen again. 2) If I do NOT receive a FIX for this BUG by Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014 I WILL (not shall) migrate all my browsing to another Browser and purge Firefox from my system, forevermore. For instance, SAFARI has fixed this problem on their browser. 3) You arrogance (or stupidity? or both?) is both monumental and bewildering.

Asked by geoffwalter 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Is Mozilla "hijacking" my startup page by overriding it and substituting the Mozilla Startup Page whenever I start Firefox??

Recently, I customized my startup page (as I have many times in the past.) Since then, however, each time I start Firefox it opens with the Firefox Startup Page, includi… (read more)

Recently, I customized my startup page (as I have many times in the past.) Since then, however, each time I start Firefox it opens with the Firefox Startup Page, including the Firefox logo/icon. Even though I've rebooted my pc and reset my startup page quite a few times in an effort to overcome the problem (sometimes using Options and others by dragging the tab to the Home icon) the Mozilla Startup Page trumps me and replaces my customized choice. What's the deal? Is Mozilla intentionally overriding users' choices and imposing its own, preferred Mozilla Startup Page or is it the result of an unrelated "hijacker"?

Thank you.

Asked by mporter24 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why won't photos in Google Images download in their original size?

Just got a new laptop running Windows7 and I downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Whenever I try to download photos from Google Images (by right-clicking Save Image … (read more)

Just got a new laptop running Windows7 and I downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Whenever I try to download photos from Google Images (by right-clicking Save Image As), they are being automatically resized (much smaller) and instead of getting the name/code number of the photo, the File Name box simply reads "images" for whichever picture I try to download. This never happened with my old laptop (Vista) which also ran Firefox - when I right-clicked on a photo and selected Save Image As, I'd get the name of the photo in the File Name box and the image would save in its original size.

Help! Thanks in advance.

Asked by lazysunbather 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Bookmarking star icon on toolbar vanishes upon starting Firefox.

I open the customize box then click on the star icon for bookmarking. After closing the customize box, the bookmark icon is in the toolbar. But the next time I restar… (read more)

I open the customize box then click on the star icon for bookmarking. After closing the customize box, the bookmark icon is in the toolbar. But the next time I restart Firefox, the icon has disappeared. It also disappears if my laptop goes into sleep mode during the day. This all started with Mozilla provided me with the latest version of Firefox. Before that, I had no trouble with using any toolbar extras. Please I need someone who can explain what to do in simple English, in terms of trouble=shooting step by step. Thank you in advance. I am using Windows Vista on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, if that means anything here.

Asked by VacuumTubeKev 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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the pinned and unpinned pages on the "new tab" page are glitchy as hell.

When I try to move ANY of the pinned of unpinned pages on the "new tab" page, all of them go off their grid and move spastically as I try to pin a page to a certain spot.… (read more)

When I try to move ANY of the pinned of unpinned pages on the "new tab" page, all of them go off their grid and move spastically as I try to pin a page to a certain spot. It's really hard to describe. I already opened and closed firefox, but that didn't solve the problem. Hell, I even updated Firefox with the most recent update, but it's still doing it. I managed to get my tabs where I want them, but if I want to add another it's going to be nearly impossible because the bottom line of the grid is completely beyond reach.

Asked by KRenee 5 years ago

Last reply by ideato 5 years ago

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How do I eliminate l.yimg.com interference from Firefox?

When calling up videos on my Yahoo homepage in Firefox, a small window lodges in the center of the video window titled 'Adobe Flash Player Settings.' The next line state… (read more)

When calling up videos on my Yahoo homepage in Firefox, a small window lodges in the center of the video window titled 'Adobe Flash Player Settings.' The next line states 'Local Storage' followed by the statement "l.yimg.com is requesting permission to store information on your computer." My research indicates that l.yimg.com is a browser hijacker.

Asked by oaks1661 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Google routinely displays SSL errors

As far as I'm aware, it is just google that is doing this, but from time to time, google fails to load, and displays the 'SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum … (read more)

As far as I'm aware, it is just google that is doing this, but from time to time, google fails to load, and displays the 'SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. (Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)' error message. This clears up in a minute or so when it occurs, but it always manages to appear at the worst times. I've used that SSL checking tool I found on this site, and nothing seems to be wrong on my end.

Asked by Moominmamma 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

latest version 32.0.1 installed Kaspersky latest security thing is up to date and running Laptop disinfected y/day after issues Full scan run again and now no issues Rebo… (read more)

latest version 32.0.1 installed Kaspersky latest security thing is up to date and running Laptop disinfected y/day after issues Full scan run again and now no issues Rebooted FF still crashes and has unwanted pop ups

any help gratefully received

Asked by RubyTuesdayGG 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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START TAB I found New Private Window Button Worldoftanks where did this come from?

Hello, I am a 50 something Nana and learning as I go the best I can. I click the START TAB I see this ( Black Icon/ Worldoftanks) I didn't recognize it, touched i… (read more)

Hello, I am a 50 something Nana and learning as I go the best I can. I click the START TAB I see this ( Black

Icon/ Worldoftanks) I didn't recognize it, touched it, see (madigraw mask eyes icon) New private window button: (Open a new window in a private browsing mode) where did this come from and how do I remove it?

I appreciate your help with this matter,Pam

Asked by paintgirl1 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why does Chrome import Firefox's history and if I delete it in Chrome, will it be gone in Firefox too?

I just wanted to try Chrome and without any prompt during install, my Firefox's entire history is in Chrome when I opened it up........surely this isn't right. And if I d… (read more)

I just wanted to try Chrome and without any prompt during install, my Firefox's entire history is in Chrome when I opened it up........surely this isn't right.

And if I deleted this history in Chrome, would I be deleting it for Firefox too?



Pete

Asked by Intokwok 5 years ago

Last reply by Gingerbread Man 5 years ago

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Connection Timeout Error

Whenever I go to a different webpage or use my go-to art program (FireAlpaca), and then come back and want to check deviantART, it says this, "The connection was reset." … (read more)

Whenever I go to a different webpage or use my go-to art program (FireAlpaca), and then come back and want to check deviantART, it says this, "The connection was reset." I have to end up pressing "Try Again", and the page will finally load. This never happened before, though, and I've tried clearing my Cache, then restarting FireFox, but that didn't work either. It only happens with deviantART, and it's getting highly annoying. Things on that site specifically aren't loading as fast as they usually do. There's nothing wrong with my connection. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Asked by KittiBluStout 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Norton IS vault won't allow me to close it once opened unless I close & restart Firefox???

I'm running Windows 7, Norton360 & Mozilla Firefox. I open Norton Vault in the morning, stays open for a few hours, all ok. When I want to log out of Vault, I click o… (read more)

I'm running Windows 7, Norton360 & Mozilla Firefox. I open Norton Vault in the morning, stays open for a few hours, all ok. When I want to log out of Vault, I click on the icon & nothing happens..I can't get the drop down menu. Only solution is to close Firefox, then re-open, then I can close the vault. Very annoying! Please help anyone.

Asked by BazVic 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox keeps crashing after virus infection. Ran malwarebytes, microsoft antivirus and 3-4 other AV scanners inc. rootkit scans. Everything is clean but it still crashes… (read more)

Firefox keeps crashing after virus infection. Ran malwarebytes, microsoft antivirus and 3-4 other AV scanners inc. rootkit scans. Everything is clean but it still crashes. Removed and reinstalled firefox but still crashes. no addons. plug-ins seem up to date. No other programs on the system crash.

Asked by prtassoc 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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new update wont allow me to connect to web client web camera address. help?

I was able to connect to the following address in firefox before the latest update : http://66.102.195.86:85/webcamera.html I am able to access the site via IE, and need … (read more)

I was able to connect to the following address in firefox before the latest update : http://66.102.195.86:85/webcamera.html

I am able to access the site via IE, and need to view these security cameras on my property.

Asked by redsoxbill 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox won't open Skype links

Several of these kinds of threads, but none are resolved and all are archive. FF won't open a link when it is clicked on in the skype program. Safe mode does nothing. FF … (read more)

Several of these kinds of threads, but none are resolved and all are archive. FF won't open a link when it is clicked on in the skype program. Safe mode does nothing. FF is current.

Asked by Elpeter 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Controls icons disappear when viewing desktop features page after 32.0.1 update applied!

The control icons disappear when viewing the https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/desktop/ (!) page after updating to FX 32.0.1. If I scroll to the bottom of this page, … (read more)

The control icons disappear when viewing the https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/desktop/ (!) page after updating to FX 32.0.1.

If I scroll to the bottom of this page, then scroll back to the top, just prior to reaching the top of the page, all of my control icons in FX disappear. They're still they're, and work, but appear as grey-on-grey so are rendered invsible. The tool tips, etc, all work fine

e.g. - Back button shows as an empty grey circle - RHS of tabs doesn't show close "x" - Open Menu doesn't show up.

It makes using the browser a bit hit and miss!

Closing the browser and reopening it makes the problem go away, but if re-view the above page and scroll down and up again, and it recurs.

I have screenshots, if required ...

TBH, the problem may have existed on FX 32.0, as I hadn't performed the scroll-down and back on this particular page

Asked by obelix6320 5 years ago

Last reply by turboscrew 5 years ago