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how do I add a new tab like I did with google chrome?

I used to use Google Chrome and when I opened a browser page there were 2 tabs appearing. I can't seem to do that with Firefox. Is there a resolution for this issue?? … (read more)

I used to use Google Chrome and when I opened a browser page there were 2 tabs appearing. I can't seem to do that with Firefox. Is there a resolution for this issue??

Asked by bldfaith 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Uregent Firewfox download contained "peemoteenfidelity.net.exe, Webroot said it was a threat. Did not istall. What is this?

Was reading an article from msn.com An urgent Firefox download screen popped up and downloaded the .exe file "peemoteenfidelity.exe Webroot immediately popped up a threa… (read more)

Was reading an article from msn.com

An urgent Firefox download screen popped up and downloaded the .exe file "peemoteenfidelity.exe Webroot immediately popped up a threat detected box. Checked Webroot report. and it appears it was not installed as I did not click the file that was downloaded. I deleted the download from the the download arrow that is in the top bar. Neither Google or Bing did not show any information about the file. Any ideas? And should I be worried about compromised security?

Asked by pkomar_mozilla 3 years ago

Answered by Moses 3 years ago

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Facebook crashing Firefox 47.0.1 - Not present in Firefox 47.0

Signing into facebook and conducting a search for a person creates results tabbed as people, posts, etc. The content is dynamically refreshed as you scroll down when you … (read more)

Signing into facebook and conducting a search for a person creates results tabbed as people, posts, etc. The content is dynamically refreshed as you scroll down when you search for a particular person. Firefox 47.0.1 immediately crashes and goes to the crash reporter when you attempt to scroll down the dynamically refreshed search results. This behavior wasn't present in Firefox 47.0 or any other previous version I can recall. I've restarted Firefox in safe mode and the result is the same; Firefox 47.0.1 crashes in safe mode on facebook when you attempt to scroll down the search/feed results. So, the safe mode test tells me that the cause isn't my existing extensions.

Please, look into this as it makes Firefox nearly unusable for my desktop usage.

Asked by bolcrom 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I have the latest update from firefox, and I keep getting crashes everytime I open a link.. and even it shows a lot of secure connection messages that indicate that all o… (read more)

I have the latest update from firefox, and I keep getting crashes everytime I open a link.. and even it shows a lot of secure connection messages that indicate that all of the connection are non secure.

The Crash ID: bp-a0aecd1b-5c0f-48f4-b7c8-0717e2160630

I appreciate if I can find a solution here.

regards, Saad

Asked by bestq8 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox Sync site shows blue spinning wheel, does not load.

Today I've opened Firefox to find out it has been reset to it's default settings. This is a PC we use at work that recently had an issue with malware and adware and I had… (read more)

Today I've opened Firefox to find out it has been reset to it's default settings. This is a PC we use at work that recently had an issue with malware and adware and I had to remove several Add-Ons and other undesired settings they left (but the first reset occured automatically).

That being solved, I try to log in to Firefox Sync in order to restore my previous settings, bookmarks, etc. But now, when I try to access about:accounts it's just a blank page. The blue spinning wheel appears and it gets stuck there. I also attach a screenshot of Firefox's welcome screen after a second refresh I attempted to see if that solved the problem, which also shows the same loading icon.

I've already tried using Safe Mode without success. I've also performed a full scan of my PC and no other viruses were found.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Moro 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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webextentions

I am just begging to develop add-ons, using the webextentions API, I followed the tutorial for the borderify extension, but when I try to load it, it doesn't load. I also… (read more)

I am just begging to develop add-ons, using the webextentions API, I followed the tutorial for the borderify extension, but when I try to load it, it doesn't load. I also don't have the option to reload extensions from the 'about:debugging' page. I am using firefox 47.0.1. Thanks in advance. (sorry if you have no idea what any of this means).

Asked by blatantMarshmallow 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Can't order on some websites. 'Add to cart' and 'delete or trash' icon missing

In the past two days, I tried to order things online. The 'add item' icon didn't show up. This went on for 3 days. I finally had to use... (hold your breath), IE or Ed… (read more)

In the past two days, I tried to order things online. The 'add item' icon didn't show up. This went on for 3 days. I finally had to use... (hold your breath), IE or Edge. (Yikes! Dont' want to use that).

Then today when trying to order a AV (Anti-Virus) product from Kaspersky, there was no 'trash' button or 'delete' button. Seems like something is definitely wrong. Maybe a 'pop-up' blocker, or something else causing this? Don't know.

Asked by Rick-F 3 years ago

Answered by Rick-F 3 years ago

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plugin location /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins not used in firefox 47.0.1, works in 38.8.0

I'm running slackware 14.1. I have /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so (Installed from alienbob's repo) If I run firefox 38.8.0, it gets loaded $ strace -e open … (read more)

I'm running slackware 14.1.

I have /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so (Installed from alienbob's repo)

If I run firefox 38.8.0, it gets loaded

$ strace -e open /usr/bin/firefox 2>&1 | grep libflashplayer.so

open("/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 48


But if I run firefox 47.0.1 it is not loaded.

$ strace -e open /usr/local/bin/firefox 2>&1 | grep libflashplayer.so


However, if I set MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins, it works.

$ MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins strace -e open /usr/local/lib/firefox 2>&1 | grep libflashplayer.so

open("/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 44


38.8.0 is from the initial slackware install, and 47.0.1 is manually downloaded from mozilla.org, installed in /opt and symlinked to /usr/local/bin.


I've attached the "troubleshooting information" from 47.0.1.

How do I go about debugging this? Is this actually an issue, or is it just expected that I export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH in my dotfiles?

Asked by Scuzzball 3 years ago

Answered by Scuzzball 3 years ago

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Firefox cannot open "Check pricing & availability" link

Hi Guys, Buttons on the "top10.co.nz" website do not work with Firefox. (Chrome is OK.) "Check pricing & availability" button on :- https://www.top10.co.nz/parks/… (read more)

Hi Guys,

Buttons on the "top10.co.nz" website do not work with Firefox. (Chrome is OK.)

"Check pricing & availability" button on :- https://www.top10.co.nz/parks/greymouth-seaside/

"Book Now" button on :- https://www.top10.co.nz/parks/greymouth-seaside/#sites-link

I'm running version 47.0.1

Any comments welcome.

Cheers,

Neil.

Asked by Trinovantes 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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I have had firefox before and donot remember my password and am not sure what I am doing.

Is it necessary to have sync. I won't be using it on any other instrument and I don't know how I would use it. I have chosen a new password, but am told I had one before … (read more)

Is it necessary to have sync. I won't be using it on any other instrument and I don't know how I would use it. I have chosen a new password, but am told I had one before so hope there is no conflict.

Asked by donnie1316 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Can't click in lower right corner [Firefox Portable]

I am using Firefox Portable 47.0.1 in safe mode and I am unable to click in the lower right corner of the screen. When I click in this area, the Firefox window loses focu… (read more)

I am using Firefox Portable 47.0.1 in safe mode and I am unable to click in the lower right corner of the screen.

When I click in this area, the Firefox window loses focus and nothing happens. Clicking back in the middle or somewhere else on the window restores focus.

The unclickable area is about 377x355 px when fully maximized, including scrollbar. The area does seem to change size (gets smaller) when resizing the window.

What in the world is causing this?

Asked by bdetweiler 3 years ago

Answered by bdetweiler 3 years ago

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My option to go to Private Browsing appears to be disabled

I am new to Firefox, was using Private Browsing just fine until I reset several Options. Now when I select New Private Window, it opens a new window but it does not have… (read more)

I am new to Firefox, was using Private Browsing just fine until I reset several Options. Now when I select New Private Window, it opens a new window but it does not have the purple icon showing it is Private. Not sure what I did! Thanks.

Asked by Lee- 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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I stupidly "plugged in" a search engine from Merriam Webster Dictionary into the Google screen in Firefox. HELP.

I have stupidly "plugged in" Merriam Webster Dictionary into the Google screen in Firefox, because I was setting up Google via my mobile (Galaxy A5 using Android) & … (read more)

I have stupidly "plugged in" Merriam Webster Dictionary into the Google screen in Firefox, because I was setting up Google via my mobile (Galaxy A5 using Android) & was distracted by a pop up advert (the old old story ...). The Merriam Webster Dictionary search engine now does not allow me to access the Google search page at all.

I cannot find the MWD software in my programs list (accessed via the Windows 7 Start button) so there is no obvious way of uninstalling it.

My apologies in advance. I am aged 69 & my theoretical knowledge of IT is almost zero so please keep your answers simple. Thanks.

Asked by SKirby 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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This is extra information relevant to my query just now.

A Dialogue Box has appeared on my computer Website: www.merriam-webster.com. Owner: This website does not supply ownership information Verified by: Not specified & a… (read more)

A Dialogue Box has appeared on my computer Website: www.merriam-webster.com. Owner: This website does not supply ownership information Verified by: Not specified

& at the bottom of that Dialogue Box it states

Connection not encrypted. The website www.merriam-webster.com does not support encryption for the page you are viewing.

I hope someone understands all that. It's double dutch to me,

Asked by SKirby 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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Possible security flaw in Firefox 47.0.1 regarding orange "urgent update" screen ?

Many people seem to be reporting recently that they are getting an orange fake "Urgent Firefox Update" screen popping up and then a download box for firefox patch.exe or … (read more)

Many people seem to be reporting recently that they are getting an orange fake "Urgent Firefox Update" screen popping up and then a download box for firefox patch.exe or such. It is my impression that this may be a security flaw.

It tends to happen when I have several windows open with Facebook and newssites, and it happens very quickly so I can't be 100% sure what happens, but it is my impression that a new tab is created with the orange screen. It seems this happens without my clicking on anything, I may be just sitting there reading and suddenly this happens. I wonder if it is an exploit emanating from ads on these newssites that takes control of Firefox and gets it to make the new tab. If so this is very disturbing because I have my Firefox on quite secure settings, my Java is Never Activate, most of my plug-ins including Flash are Ask to Activate and I rarely do need to activate it. In addition, I am careful which websites I go to. I have Firefox up to date and on automatic update. Every time I start my computer I make sure Kaspersky has updated before I start browsing.

The exploit has happened 3 times in the past week including both yesterday and today. The first time, even though I did not click on the install dialog, Kaspersky detected a Dangerous Object being downloaded and quarantined it instantly. I then had Kaspersky delete it. It had downloaded to the AppData Local Temp folder. The second and third time, nothing happened immediately so I had time to look. I closed Firefox and it seemed that prevented those instances from downloading, as Kaspersky did not detect anything either instantly or after Full Scan.

I am wondering if this is a security flaw in Firefox and if I need to switch to Chrome. Any help would be appreciated In the meantime as I much prefer Firefox. I will limit my browsing to the most essential, avoid clicking on any links in Facebook and try to avoid newssites.

Asked by marie15 3 years ago

Answered by marie15 3 years ago

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Is a verification of FF installed code possible?

Strongly desired is a 'verification' of programs loaded vs mozilla copy. This to suppliment 'you are on the latest release.' Reasoning is lately when a web page is replac… (read more)

Strongly desired is a 'verification' of programs loaded vs mozilla copy. This to suppliment 'you are on the latest release.' Reasoning is lately when a web page is replaced by 'update firefox' orange screen and a pop-up of 'opening firefox-patch.exe' which wants to save a binary file. But it is not a FF patch. The result could be malware. Months ago I fell for this ploy, or a similar FLASH update and endured problems (ie, svchost.exe running taking 50% of my CPU all the time.)

Might be caused by a rotating 'ad' related, or that FLASH is blocked, or maybe html5 is running. Unknown. I have other notes. PS windows security essentials finds a trojan KIVTER in my temp file soon thereafter. I don't know where it is stored after that.

Asked by cliffontheroad 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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No sound in Firefox only.

No sound in firefox only. Videos play fine, just no sound. I've tried everything I've found on here. I tried refreshing. I tried deleting the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\R… (read more)

No sound in firefox only. Videos play fine, just no sound. I've tried everything I've found on here.

I tried refreshing. I tried deleting the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\firefox folder and reinstalling. I usually keep flash disabled, I even tried enabling it.

Sound works fine in everything else, opera, internet explorer, it's only this one browser. It used to work fine. I rarely watch videos with firefox so I'm not sure how long it's broken.

Asked by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

Answered by MadeUpName30 3 years ago

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Newest release of firefox 47.0.1 not opening links from outlook

Several days ago the newest release was installed for firefox 47.0.1. Since then I can't open links from outlook 2010. I've reset default programs and reset it so no prog… (read more)

Several days ago the newest release was installed for firefox 47.0.1. Since then I can't open links from outlook 2010. I've reset default programs and reset it so no program is selected and it will open in all other browsers I have IE & Edge. I am running win 10. Not sure what else to tell you as this seems straight forward as it worked before. I'm thinking of installing the previous release as it worked fine then and I like using firefox but this is driving me nuts. I figured someone else would have reported this but I didn't find any.

Asked by rykman 3 years ago

Answered by rykman 3 years ago

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I CANNOT remove an addon that is not verified.

Hello Mozilla, I have tried ALL of the steps at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cannot-remove-add-on-extension-or-theme and yet, I cannot remove "You Tube Video D… (read more)

Hello Mozilla, I have tried ALL of the steps at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cannot-remove-add-on-extension-or-theme and yet, I cannot remove "You Tube Video Downloader" extension. All I can do is disable it, and in fact I have disabled it for a long time, but I would like to just remove it from my list of extensions. I have searched for it from its number in my folder of extensions and globally, and it does not appear to exist. What more can I do?? Thanks, a LOT. Scott Alan Blanchard

Asked by imscottb 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago