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Entries meant for Queriac are going to Verizon "Search Assist" instead

The way my about:config is set up, all URL-bar entries that aren't formatted like a URL are instead sent to "http://queri.ac/lenoxus/X", where X is the entry. The result … (read more)

The way my about:config is set up, all URL-bar entries that aren't formatted like a URL are instead sent to "http://queri.ac/lenoxus/X", where X is the entry. The result is that I can treat the awesomebar as a command line of sorts; for example, if I enter "fb", it redirects me to Facebook, and if I type "w chocolate", it searches Wikipedia for "chocolate". (Yes, I know Firefox has keyworded bookmarks, but Queriac allows me to easily synchronize those with other computers.)

I recently set up a wireless system for my house. The router gets input from a DSL modem which gets input from a Verizon phone line. There's a sudden new behavior going on: if the entry is not a URL and doesn't contain a space, the query is instead sent to a Verizon search engine thing called "Search Assist". I tried following Verizon's directions for turning this off (re-interpreting them for Mac 10.5), but the only result was to prevent all Web pages from loading.

In any case, it seems to me that there should be a way for the pattern to go Firefox -> Queriac-based-URL -> okay Verizon, please go to that Queriac page. How do I prevent Verizon from butting in and "trying to help" before Queriac gets a chance to receive the two- or three-letter data? Is there an about:config that could work?

For what it's worth, everything does still work fine if there's a space in the entry. If I type "w dragonfly", it will load this page, but if I only enter "w", it loads this one. So a current workaround is to type things like "fb x". I want the workaround-workaround.

Asked by Chris 10 years ago

Answered by Noah 9 years ago

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I accidentally got rid of the area where you type in the web addresses -- when I right click at the top of my browser, I don't get the option of bringing it back -- how do I get it back?

I was trying to maximize the space for displaying the web page. I right clicked at the top and unchecked two of the options. One of those options was the area where I e… (read more)

I was trying to maximize the space for displaying the web page. I right clicked at the top and unchecked two of the options. One of those options was the area where I enter the website addresses. When I right click to try to restore the original configuration, the options to check are not there. I shut down and restarted the browser, but it is still missing the area I enter the website addresses and the other line I unchecked.

Asked by WBowers 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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how does firefox keep track of sites visited

When I go the page info tab while on the google home page I notice that it shows the number of times I have visited the web page even though I have cleared all cookies AN… (read more)

When I go the page info tab while on the google home page I notice that it shows the number of times I have visited the web page even though I have cleared all cookies AND flash cookies! Where/Why is this information stored?

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Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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What is the path structure, when I OPEN a local html file on my C drive?

I downloaded WikiLeak's afgan diary html, which has links with the following format: "file:///afgan/type/air raid_0.htm". However I put the files in a folder "My Documen… (read more)

I downloaded WikiLeak's afgan diary html, which has links with the following format: "file:///afgan/type/air raid_0.htm". However I put the files in a folder "My Documents\WikiLeaks\HTMLfiles". So now the link does not work. What is wrong?

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Every time Firefox opened

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Email links when clicked causes Firefox to open many multiple tabs, unable to close any of them, in other words, crashes. Anyone else having this problem?

I cannot click on any email links on any pages. It causes Firefox to open many, many multiple tabs, which I cannot close. My only recourse is to quit Firefox and relaun… (read more)

I cannot click on any email links on any pages. It causes Firefox to open many, many multiple tabs, which I cannot close. My only recourse is to quit Firefox and relaunch. It happens most of the time, so that in order to click an email link I must open another browser altogether.

Asked by Sandiart 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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characters in Korean language broken

Certain web sites in Korean are showing broken characters as below URL. Other certain sites are happening the same. Korean added in the option. And the system is based on… (read more)

Certain web sites in Korean are showing broken characters as below URL. Other certain sites are happening the same. Korean added in the option. And the system is based on Win 7 English version with Korean language selected in Control panel/Language. Other Korean sites are showing without problems.

Asked by ks.choi@grace.com 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Why are the download options no longer categorized as in flv, WMP, MP3 etc?

Why are the download options no longer categorized as in flv, WMP, MP3 etc? All one gets from the download drop-down menu is: (480p), (240p) or (360p) for example and … (read more)

Why are the download options no longer categorized as in flv, WMP, MP3 etc? All one gets from the download drop-down menu is: (480p), (240p) or (360p) for example and the name of the video of course. The way it is now, I cannot identify the type of video I am downloading as I could before. Thanks!

Asked by Ubi 10 years ago

Answered by bundy 10 years ago

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Javascript is enabled but Firefox is not displaying javascript windows.

After clicking any link that will open a "Javascript window", the window is not opened/displayed. When I subsequently close firefox, I'll get a prompt that multiple tabs… (read more)

After clicking any link that will open a "Javascript window", the window is not opened/displayed. When I subsequently close firefox, I'll get a prompt that multiple tabs are open although that is not the case. The Firefox process remains active after I have closed the browser.

I created a clean profile (ran Firefox -p) to see if any of my plugins are causing the problem. I experienced the same problem using the "virgin profile".

Asked by Consultan 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Where Are Cookies-Exceptions Stored So That I Can Backup the File??

I restrict access to my computer by using "Accept cookies from sites" - "Exceptions". Every time I reinstall FireFox, I have to manually add the sites one-by-one to this … (read more)

I restrict access to my computer by using "Accept cookies from sites" - "Exceptions".

Every time I reinstall FireFox, I have to manually add the sites one-by-one to this exceptions list.

If I knew what file these exceptions were stored in, I could backup the file and wouldn't have to re-create every time.

Thanks.

Asked by moose53 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox keeps opening the same tabs on startup instead of the ones from last session

OS is winxp and firefox 3.6.8. This has been fine for a number of months. When closing FF it asks to save tabs and settings and I ok it. But it keeps opeing the same tabs… (read more)

OS is winxp and firefox 3.6.8. This has been fine for a number of months. When closing FF it asks to save tabs and settings and I ok it. But it keeps opeing the same tabs from a week ago.

Can you help?

Asked by Dalziel 10 years ago

Answered by dougmedia 9 years ago

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Firefox won't start , can't uninstall, have multiple installations overlaped ,help!

In 'my computer' > c>program files>mozilla firwefox , I have (now) ,chrome;chrome(2);chrome(3).etc for nearly all the folders. Like multiple instalations on top … (read more)

In 'my computer' > c>program files>mozilla firwefox , I have (now) ,chrome;chrome(2);chrome(3).etc for nearly all the folders. Like multiple instalations on top of each other. So, now I can't start Firefox nor uninstall it to clean the plate for a fresh install.

I did install firefox again without unistalling what was there ,I thought it would recognize and deal with the previous.

The reason I thought I needed to reinstall firefox in the first place was : It seemed to take away 1/3 of my 'Immunity" in Spybot search and Destroy, everytime I opened Firefox. Thought might have undetectable 'Greeble' in firefox. This only started to happen in the last couple of days. Using 'System Restore' didn't clear it , so fresh install of Firefox seemed best.

I want to Unistall ,Delete ,Purge clean up , all the bits of Firefox and start again . If you can help ,please be absolutely clear in instructions , so i don't misunderstand. Hopefully , helpful , smilin'

Asked by journeyman 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Firefox mini-freeze

Hardware is quite strong for browsing Intel Q6600, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS 512 MB I am experiencing mini-freezes, also I have to mention that I use a 24' screen at 1920x… (read more)

Hardware is quite strong for browsing Intel Q6600, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS 512 MB

I am experiencing mini-freezes, also I have to mention that I use a 24' screen at 1920x1200 and I browse most of the sites zoomed in (realy like the way it is implemented in firefox):

These random (i cant locate a pattern) mini-freezes (some times -5%- after the pause i hear the HDD spinning) happen when: 1) I type (i originally thought that this happens because I have a spelling addon) 2) I see videos on youtube: problems include minifreezes, reduced performance (cant watch 1080p), minifreezes seem to affect caching which stops and i have to point the slider to a new location to re-initiate.

Have checked with Internet explorer and Opera and those problems do not happen, performance is better and there are no minifreezes.

Asked by evoloution 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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SAVE LINK AS in Firefox DOES NOT WORK the same as SAVE TARGET AS on IE.

I still have to go to IE in order to Save Target As on the primary web site where I use this. The Save Link As in Firefox does not allow me to download the files from the… (read more)

I still have to go to IE in order to Save Target As on the primary web site where I use this. The Save Link As in Firefox does not allow me to download the files from the web site. I would like to not have to switch to IE every time I need to do a Save Target As. Please advise. Thanks.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox loads pages barely/not

Firefox recently doesn't load pages anymore, or it loads them only partially. The startpage (google) is sometimes loaded completely, sometimes it appears only blank. If I… (read more)

Firefox recently doesn't load pages anymore, or it loads them only partially. The startpage (google) is sometimes loaded completely, sometimes it appears only blank. If I go to other pages, FF aborts the loading process and only the background color is loaded, or it appears completely blank. But he states, that the page is loaded... The connection with IE works, and it seems, when I load some pages in IE and visit them after that in FF, a little bit more of the page is loaded. It is no problem with a firewall (since I am not running any, only a hardware-firewall). I have also created a new profile, and reinstalled firefox. Antivir is running but the problem remains when I deactivate its processes. It may have something to do with a virus, which I removed beforehand...

Asked by MrMuh 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Why do some websites display text in Mozilla overlap ?

Using Mozilla to access : http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100808&content_id=13187930¬ebook_id=13187982&vkey=notebook_sf&fext=.jsp&am… (read more)

Using Mozilla to access : http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100808&content_id=13187930¬ebook_id=13187982&vkey=notebook_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf the right side text overlaps and is not readable. However in IE, the same page displays normally. How can I get Mozilla to display all website landing pages to display one line of text per line?

Asked by normtoy 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Reformatting HD. Need to save bookmarks/forms/cookies/passwords..

Is there an easy way to do this? In windows I can simply go into a folder and copy favorites and export cookies if Need be, but I have no idea where the hell all my info … (read more)

Is there an easy way to do this? In windows I can simply go into a folder and copy favorites and export cookies if Need be, but I have no idea where the hell all my info is in FF. I'm using 3.6.8

I did try this 2 years ago with the export option ( I think there was this option) but could not import it inside the new system..had profile issues and so all my browsing info was gone. I want to be able to make sure I can save it and then have no issues reinstalling these items back after a reinstall. Thank you.

Asked by rocketman122 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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firefox getting slower and slower

firefox has been working great all of a sudden pages are taking longer and longer to load and unable to load search engines,in firefox or explorer. search engines work fi… (read more)

firefox has been working great all of a sudden pages are taking longer and longer to load and unable to load search engines,in firefox or explorer. search engines work fine on second computer.

Asked by ToddMcNeill 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox crashes when I sign into anything requiring a username/password

When I attempt to log in to things like Gmail, or any other site that requires me to enter a user name and password where I haven't opted to be signed in automatically, F… (read more)

When I attempt to log in to things like Gmail, or any other site that requires me to enter a user name and password where I haven't opted to be signed in automatically, Firefox immediately crashes. I can restore the tabs, but only to get back to the sign in screen. This has made it impossible for me to check my email from my own computer.

Asked by Bplatt 10 years ago

Answered by Morbus 10 years ago

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Firefox spellcheck feature has begun to underline almost all words, regardless of whether words are spelled correctly.

Firefox spellcheck feature has begun to underline almost all words, regardless of whether words are spelled correctly or not. Have tried downloading and reinstalling Fire… (read more)

Firefox spellcheck feature has begun to underline almost all words, regardless of whether words are spelled correctly or not.

Have tried downloading and reinstalling Firefox 3.6.8 but the same thing happens.

Tried different web pages to see if it was a feature of a particular website but it happened even as I typed this entry in a field on a Mozilla website page.

Such a shame, apart from theme extensions the spellchecker is one of my favourite Firefox features!

Asked by SpellChecker 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox page not showing bar with with file/edit/tools in space is blank

My third space bar below website address is blank not showing file/edit/tools icons so i cant print anything from down loaded websites This happened Not sure how often … (read more)

My third space bar below website address is blank not showing file/edit/tools icons so i cant print anything from down loaded websites

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Not sure how often

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Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago